“Summer Is Upon Us” – Free Fashion Show at Queens’ MarketPlace

Queens’ MarketPlace brings summer styles and fashion fun together for the whole family, with a free event, the “Summer Is Upon Us” Fashion show on Sat., May 23, 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the Coronation Pavilion. Presenting the “hottest” and trendy fashions for teens, men, women and children, the show is designed to help the whole family get ready for the beach, surf and sun.

The shopping center’s featured retailers that will be showcased include Volcom, Local Motion, Mahina, Quiksilver/Roxy and Kona Surf N’ Sandals. Wearing these top designs will be models representing Larson Talents Hawaii, with makeup and hairstyles by Salon 808.

Sandy and Kapena

Sandy and Kapena

Adding to the fun, MC for the day will be The Wave’s own Sandy and Kapena, with award-winning DJ Tiger playing the hits.

“The school year is almost over and families like to spend a little more time together,” said Sales & Operations Manager Margo Mau Bunnell. “Maybe you’re planning a vacation, working more beach time into your schedule, or talking about summer parties and graduations. However your summer is shaping up, we’ve got a terrific selection of styles at Queens’ MarketPlace, to help you and your family look their best.”

The “Summer Is Upon Us” fashion show is free and open to all. For more information, visit www.QueensMarketPlace.net or call 886-8822.

Since it opened in 2007, Queens’ MarketPlace in Waikoloa Beach Resort has earned a reputation among visitors and kama‘āina as “the gathering place of the Kohala Coast,” full of shopping opportunities, services and great food, along with entertainment and movies under the stars and large-scale concerts in Waikoloa Bowl at Queens’ Gardens.

Kona Comedy Shows to Support the Wounded Warrior Project

Humpy’s Big Island Alehouse & The Frisky Seal announced plans to host a 2-night, 2-show comedy festival featuring 5 stand-up comics from around the islands to assist service members who have been injured in the line of duty. All proceeds from the Big Island Comedy Fest! will be donated to the nonprofit organization Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), and will support a full range of programs and services for this generation of injured veterans and their families.

Comedy Show Benefit

Over 47,000 servicemen and women have been injured in the recent military conflicts. In addition to the physical wounds, it is estimated as many as 400,000 service members live with the invisible wounds of war including combat-related stress, major depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Another 320,000 are believed to have experienced a traumatic brain injury while on deployment.

WWP’s 18 programs and services are uniquely structured to nurture the mind and body, and encourage economic empowerment and engagement.

2 shows: Fri. Nov. 29, Sat. Nov. 30 – 7:30pm – Featuring 5 comedians each night from the islands: Michael C. Hall of Oahu, Chino LaForge of Maui, Kaleo Naiga of Oahu, Aaron Sheehan of the Big Island, Kristen Sprague of the Big Island –  **SPECIAL GUEST (FRIDAY NIGHT SHOW ONLY): Sandy Choi of the Big Island

Big Island's own Sandy Choi

Big Island’s own Sandy Choi

Tickets: $25 presale, $30 at the door. There is a 2-drink minimum with a portion going to WWP. Also a silent auction will be auctioning off products and services from local businesses with all proceeds going to WWP. Tickets can be purchased at Humpy’s,  Frisky Seal,  Soundwave Music in the Old Industrial Area and Music Exchange in the King Kamehameha Mall.

Humpy’s Big Island Alehouse hosted a lanai sunset dinner for 10 Wounded Warriors in October, and is a proud supporter of our troops putting themselves in harm’s way. Event organizer, John Ruiz Jr., is a volunteer and fundraiser (and USAF veteran) for the Kona VFW Post 12122, and the West Hawaii Special Olympics delegation. A 5-year Special Olympics’ coach, and is co-organizer of the 2012 & 2013 Special Olympics Bus Pull Competition.

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Humpy’s Big Island Alehouse and the Frisky Seal are the paramount pubs in Kona for beer lovers. Now it’s the place for comedy too!

About Wounded Warrior Project TM

The mission of Wounded Warrior Project™ (WWP) is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org