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World Renown Zhi Gang Sha to Speak at Kauai Wellness Expo

On January 30th and 31st, The Mind Body & Spirit Exposition folk will host the Total Wellness Expo on the island of Kauai. The event, sponsored by Inspiration Wellness Journal, will feature Mater Zhi Gang Sha as the keynote speaker—a title that went to Deepak Chopra last year.

Waimea Valley to Host Evening Walks with Master Storyteller

The fine folks behind Waimea Valley have been busy ramping up with events that show off the grandeur of O`ahu's lush North Shore interior. Frankly, there are so many events they have planned, we'll let you know of the most prominent (and upcoming), and let you dig around their comprehensive web site for the rest.

Slack Key Masters Head to SoCal; An Ukulele Legends Show Back Home

Two Separate Events an Ocean Apart Spread Top Tunes

Fortunate to have a very loyal (and vocal!) readership base in Southern California, we at B on Hawaii are happy to share some aloha headed east from the islands. On January 24, at 2:00 p.m., the 3rd Annual SoCal Slack Key Festival will take place at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center.

Reef Awareness and a Special Dinner Event at Waikiki Aquarium, 2010

The Waikiki Aquarium is offering a number of unique events this coming year, beginning in early February. The first quarter's theme will be raising community awareness of the ocean habitats surrounding Hawai`i, the health and human aspects of our oceans. Leaders at the Aquarium are partnering with experts in the field at both UH Manoa as well as NOAA.

Learn to Sing from an Operatic Master

Soprano Jacqueline Quirk Offers Private Lessons in Hawaii Through May

Ever sat at the opera—or been singing in the shower—and thought: "Man, I've got some chops!" We've got some news for your ego: It's never too late to hone your vocal skills. To boot, you're significant other (and neighbors) might really appreciate you mastering that falsetto. Enter Jacqueline Quirk.

When The Surf Surges, This Man Paints

Clark Takashima captures North Shore waves one fine stroke at a time

With the sounds of Donovan Frankenreiter wafting out of Waimea Valley, we caught up with O`ahu's own Clark Mitsuru Takashima. This self-taught (mostly) artist is leading a movement worldwide he's named "Fine Surf Art", which is, exactly what it sounds like.

Kai Market Boasts Farm-to-Table Dining in Epic Proportions

Large resort hotels don't need to go green. With corporate funding coming from overseas (and profits/losses headed in the same direction), there isn't much stigma for executive boards, chair people and shareholders to insist on sustainable processes.

Bee's Gold: Spend a Week Learning the Art of Beekeeping

While it may be a tad early to start thinking about your plans for Valentine's Day, consider this: In the Ka`u district of Hawai`i's Big Island, certified permaculturist and beekeeper Alison Yahna is offering a 5-day crash course in beekeeping, and you're invited.

Forecast: Snowfall Expected Heaviest at Makapuu

Get the kids bundled up in hats, scarves and gloves. Toss the slippahs aside and bust out the boots. There is 14 tons of snow forecasted to fall over Makapu`u this Saturday, December 19th.

Fine (Hawaiian) Foods Store Open For Holiday Season

Ala Moana Shopping Center turned up the holiday heat last week, with the opening of a store that boasts top locally-made products perfect for gift giving.

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