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Stroll the Village – Kokua Kailua (April 18)

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Kokua Kailua Village Stroll is slated for 1-6 p.m. Sunday, April 18. The monthly event has been enjoying record numbers of attendees as residents and kamaaina converge in Historic Kailua Village to enjoy an afternoon with friends and family.

April’s event will feature three drawings for a $50 restaurant certificate from Splashers, Boston Basil’s or Fish Hopper. Drawings are at 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.

There are always special offers in restaurants lining Alii Drive, which becomes a pedestrian marketplace during Kokua Kailua Village Stroll. Unique merchandise is available from local shopkeepers in addition to vendors displaying and selling their wares.

Kokua Kailua volunteers are always welcome. Interested persons should contact Dorlene Kolina Chao at 936-9202.

Kokua Kailua Village Stroll is sponsored by the Kailua Village Business Improvement District, the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce, Destination Kona Coast, Kailua Village Merchants Association, Hulihee Palace and Pacific Radio Group. The program is designed to rally support for merchants and restaurants and to remind residents to shop, dine and buy local.

Hulihee concert remembers boy prince

The Daughters of Hawaii and Calabash Cousins present a free concert 4 p.m. Sunday, April 18 at Hulihee Palace to remember the late Prince Albert. Enjoy the voices of the Merrie Monarchs and Hawaiian performing arts by Kumu Hula Etua Lopes and his Halau Na Pua Ui O Hawaii.

The concert is part of the palace’s series of free monthly concerts that honor Hawaii’s past monarchs and historical figures; donations are appreciated.

Kindly bring a beach mat or chair as seating won’t be provided. There is a complimentary chair check at Emma’s Square so concert-goers can stroll Alii Drive hands-free before and after the concert.

The son of King Kamehameha IV (Alexander Liholiho) and Queen Emma, Prince Albert gave Hawaiians hope the Kamehameha line would continue. In 1859, at the age of one, he was given the title of “Ka Haku O Hawaii-His Royal Highness the Prince of Hawaii” and officially named the heir to the throne.

“He was the only royal Kamehameha of his generation,” said Fanny Au Hoy, palace administrator.

The baby was named Albert, after Queen Victoria’s prince consort, and the British royals agreed to serve as his godparents.

King Liholiho and his young family enjoyed traveling to the neighbor islands and visited Hulihee Palace several times, favoring the seaside royal residence for vacations from Honolulu’s busy pace.

“We have a crib used by the baby prince on display in the palace’s north bedroom,” Au Hoy said.

The north Kauai community of Princeville is named after Prince Albert in honor of his family’s visit there in 1860. Tragically, the prince died at the young age of 4.

Hulihee Palace Concert Schedule

May 16: Hula Concert remembering King Kamehameha IV “Alexander Liholiho”

June 13: Band Concert remembering King Kamehameha I “Paiea”

July 18: Hula Concert remembering John Adams Kuakini

Aug 22: Hula Concert remembering King Kamehameha II “Kauikeaouli”

Sept. 19: Band Concert remembering Queen Liliuokalani

Oct. 17: Hula Concert remembering Princess Kaiulani

Nov. 21: Band Concert remembering King Kalakaua, Palace Curator Aunty Lei Collins and Bandmaster Charles “Bud” Dant

Dec. 12: Hula Concert remembering Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop

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