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Kona Harp Ensemble Returns to ‘Imiloa for Two Holiday Concerts!


Back by popular demand, Kona Harp Ensemble returns to ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center for two holiday concerts on Friday, December 4, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.  Kona Harp Ensemble’s beautiful blend of multiple harps, various traditional flutes, a synth and percussion are sure to put you in the holiday mood while they perform “under the stars” of the ‘Imiloa Planetarium.  
The December 4 event will begin with a Wine & Cheese Hour at 6:00 p.m. followed by the concert at 7:00 p.m.  A variety of cheeses, breads, fruits, cured meats, nuts, desserts and more will be included with one glass of wine. Additional glasses of wine will be available on a cash bar basis.  Tickets are $45.00 for members and $50 for non-members.  The December 13 event will be an 11:00 a.m. concert only.  Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for non-members.
To purchase tickets, please call front desk at 808-969-9703. 
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12 Teas of Christmas with JoAnn Aguirre


Tea Chats with JoAnn Aguirre

Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015

11:30 a.m.

At Moanahoku Hall

Join us for an Afternoon Tea & Chat that will be sure to put you in the holiday mood.  Treat someone special or come with friends and family.  Partake in tea, scones and desserts provided by Teaching Tea and dainty finger sandwiches created by Chef Jackie Tan De Witt of Moonstruck Patisserie, all presented on an eclectic collection of fine china.  Come spend this Sunday with us as JoAnn Aguirre presents her talk on “The Twelve Teas of Christmas” while also incorporating twelve different teas into this festive event.  Live holiday music provided by Solé. 

$50 for members, $60 for non-members

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8th Annual Wayfinding & Navigation Festival

Hilo, Hawai‘i – Experience the “Spirit of the Wayfinder” at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center’s 8th Annual Wayfinding & Navigation Festival sponsored by the Ama OluKai Foundation. This annual community festival explores the art and science of oceanic wayfinding, the traditional Polynesian system of navigating the open ocean without the use of modern instrumentation. Themed He Waʻa He Moku, Honoring the Spirit of the Waʻa and the ʻĀina, this full-day event takes place on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.  Thanks to generous sponsorship from the Ama OluKai Foundation, the event is free and open to the public.

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Lunar Programs at ‘Imiloa International Observe the Moon Night

Hilo, Hawai‘i – The ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center will host two special events at noon to help the community prepare for International Observe the Moon Night on Saturday, September 19, 2015.

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Tea Chats Are Back At ‘Imiloa!

Hilo, Hawai’i – Tea Chats are back at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center after a three month summer break!  In honor of National Awareness Month for women’s health and childhood obesity, JoAnn Aguirre will present the latest research on tea as a preventative measure for chronic diseases such as gynecologic cancers and childhood obesity.  Join us t on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at  2:00 p.m.  to learn more about this engaging topic while enjoying tea, scones, clotted cream and jams and curds.

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