Cowboy country

The Year of the Paniolo starts at 4:30 p.m. today with the commencement of the 34th annual Koloa Plantation Days.

Down home comfort food upcountry

The Koke‘e Lodge Restaurant in Koke‘e State Park offers service 365 days a year, opening at 9 a.m. daily and closing at 4 p.m. on weekdays and Sunday.

Free and fun!

More than 1,800 backpacks of school supplies were distributed at the annual Back to School Bash, presented by Kukui Grove Center and a host of sponsors.

HCT gala tonight

Hawaii Children’s Theatre’s “Summer Stars” program presents “Rising Stars Gala Showcase and Fundraiser” tonight at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall. Doors open at 5:30. Enjoy dinner, homemade baked goods and a silent auction before the show starts at 6:30. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Miss Hawaii Filipina pageant held here

A small number of tickets for the state Miss Hawaii Filipina Scholarship Pageant are available at Mama Lucy’s in Puhi, and Mokihana Travel and the office of Dr. Antolin Apalla in Lihue.

‘Six Days, Seven Nights’ is a light-hearted romp

Harrison Ford has made many great movies. “Six Days, Seven Nights” is not one of them. But as a romantic comedy not to be taken seriously, it delivers what you want — fun, action, narrow escapes, a love story and a happy ending.

Kauai Folk Festival is coming

The 2019 Kauai Folk Festival celebrates two days of folk music, dance, food, drink and craft, featuring multiple-Grammy-winning artists, and more than a dozen international acts on five stages.