Checking out ‘Evolution’

“We have to change money into dollars to give to the performers,” said Miz Debz Saturday night during the DMD Productions’ presentation of “Evolution — The Musical Spectacular,” at the Kauai Beach Resort near Hanamaulu.

Discovering Kauai’s ocean

John Peacock, a former maintenance worker at Kukui Grove Center, repainted the “2020” logo used for a social media contact to match the colors of the Kauai Ocean Discovery center that opened Saturday morning.

New year for the weekly market

“You’ve got to give citrus for Chinese New Year,” said Kenny Ishii, a shopper at the Kauai Community Market. “There are a lot of citrus going off now.”

Celebrating Dr. Rizal

Rizal Day is celebrated on Dec. 30, the anniversary of the execution of Dr. Jose Rizal, who is considered a national hero in Philippine history.

Holiday hoopla

The winds blew, but the rains stayed away Saturday during the annual Waimea Lighted Christmas Parade that delighted the hundreds of people that lined Kaumuali‘i Highway from the West Kauai Tech Center through the Waimea Bridge.

Holly Jolly time

A steady stream of people flowed through the Holly Jolly Holiday Fair set up in the front parking lot of the former Big Kmart store in Lihue Saturday.

Holiday happenings at Kauai Museum

The Kauai Museum’s annual Christmas Craft Fair (with food from several community providers), the Hawaii Foodbank Kauai branch’s holiday bash at the Rice Shopping Center, the opening night of the Festival of Lights featuring the Kauai Chorale at the Historic County Building and the annual Rotary Club of Kauai’s Lights on Rice holiday parade were reasons why Lihue bristled with excitement last Friday.

Bring on the holidays!

Aida Kawamura was the winner of the Las Vegas trip giveaway, the first person following a list of people who did not respond in the rain-soaked, windy area of the Kukui Grove Center during the shopping center’s launch into the holiday season. Among the rules of the contest, sponsored by Kukui Grove Center, The Garden Island and Midweek newspapers, you had to be present to win.

Kilauea chili a blast

The North Shore Lions Club hosted its first Fall Roundup Sunday at the Porter Pavilion at Anaina Hou Community Park in Kilauea.

YWCA celebrates women leaders

Stacy Sproat-Beck, Sarah Tochiki and JoAnn Yukimura joined the growing list of women leaders honored over the past 11 years by the YWCA of Kauai through its Na Wahine Alaka‘i O Kaua‘i annual awards event Friday at the Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club on Kalapaki Beach.

Kauai Community Market celebrates 10 years

The Kauai Community Market, a partnership between the Kauai County Farm Bureau and Kauai Community College, celebrated 10 years of meeting each Saturday — rain or shine — at the KCC front parking lot adjacent to Kaumualii Highway.

Honoring veterans

Hundreds of people lined the streets of Kuhio Highway in Kapaa for the annual Veterans Day Parade that honored generations of veterans through its “Time Was Served, Time to Honor” theme.

Halloween happenings

Free pumpkins at the Kauai Community Market at Kauai Community College, Monster Rock, costume contests, trick-or-treating parades, and more filled the Kauai calendar on the weekend before Halloween.

Harvest fest

Pumpkins, pumpkins, and more pumpkins were the order of the day when the Sixth Harvest Ag Festival opened at Waimea Athletic Field.

Kupuna shine

Yoyo lei, yoyo key chains, baked goods and Chinese pretzels were the orders of the day as kupuna took the spotlight in the annual Kauai Senior Craft and Food Fair that filled the lobby and meeting area of the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihue recently.

East Kauai Lions Club’s spaghetti luncheon

LIHUE — The spaghetti was so good it attracted dignitaries like Santa (aka Phil Worwa), Rep. Nadine Nakamura and more Sunday when the East Kauai Lions Club hosted its first spaghetti luncheon at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall.

Sunshine marketing

The Koloa Sunshine Market, open from noon on Mondays, is just one of a network of Sunshine Markets coordinated through the county Office of Economic Development.

Museums host Ohana Days

The Grove Farm Museum in Lihue and the Waioli Mission House in Hanalei hosted free Ohana Days in conjunction with the Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day.

Kicking good time

Billy Kaneholani has four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren playing soccer in the Kauai Soccer Association fall season games.

Kauai High Homecoming

The Kauai High School Homecoming Celebration overflowed onto Kukui Grove Center when its Leadership committee with Kaeo Esposo and Holly Taguma planned to share the festivities with the community through a Homecoming Rally at the mall.