Kupaoa’s music magic

It’s Wednesday evening at the Waimea Public Library, and the quiet space practically hums with felicitous anticipation. The internationally-recognized musical duo, Kupaoa, is preparing to present a 45-minute set in honor of the Waimea branch’s summer reading program, Libraries Rock.

Riding the waves of life

It’s probably not an exaggeration to say most people in America, and many beyond, know the story of Bethany Hamilton. Born and raised on Kauai, she was surfing at Tunnels Beach in 2003 when she lost her left arm in a shark attack at age 13. It wasn’t long before she courageously returned to surfing and went on to become a professional surfer and, today, remains among the world’s top surfers. Her comeback and her faith have been chronicled in several books and a major motion picture, “Soul Surfer.”

Matcha and whimsy

Mimi Ishii has a magical twist on lemonade at Kapaa’s newest teahouse. The drink comes across the counter an iridescent blue and changes to a bright pink right before your eyes.

Relay for the North Shore

Pauline Ibia needed to visit political candidates Saturday night, but delayed her visits until she got in a couple of laps in the Survivors’ Walk at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life North Shore, held at the Bryan J. Baptiste Sports Complex in Kapaa.

B-Rad Festival Saturday is in memory of Brad Parker

The B-Rad Foundation hosts the second B-Rad Festival on Saturday from 4 to 10 p.m. at the Old Kealia Store. This is B-Rad’s largest fundraiser of the year, with all proceeds going directly to the expansion and continuation of keiki programs, as well as preserving and boosting their monthly coastal beach cleanups and stewardship projects.

Safety day

Kaila Sumida needed a new bicycle because she had outgrown the one she brought to the Wilcox Keiki Bike and Skateboard Safety Day.

Eun Han begs for a new face

Three new drams series will start this week. Starting tonight, “Let Me Introduce Her” is a mystery, thriller and romance series starring Jo Hyun-jae, Kim Jae-won and Nam Sang-mi. “Wok of Love” will end Monday night and a new series, “Still 17,” will start Tuesday. “Your Honor” is the new series after “The Undateables” ends this Wednesday.