C&K package planned at Waikoloa
The Hilton Waikoloa Village is offering a room and ticket package to coincide with the Mele Kalikimaka with Cecilio & Kapono concert in the Grand Ballroom Dec. 8. The rate starts at $219 per night plus tax, and includes two concert tickets.
The duo of Cecilio Rodriguez and Henry Kapono is one of Hawaii's best-loved acts, and the pair will bring back the harmony and mellow folk-rock sounds that sold thousands of records in the late '70s. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with guitarist and vocalist Jim Major opening act. C&K take the stage at 8 p.m.
A valid Hawaii ID must be presented at check-in to receive the rate; credit card guarantees and a 72-hour cancellation are required. To purchase the package, call the hotel at 808-886-1234 and ask for room reservations, package code CHK, or call 1-800-HILTONS.
Tickets are otherwise $45 per person general, available at Kohala Essence in the main lobby of Hilton Waikoloa Village, CD Wizard in Hilo, Big Island Surf in Waimea, online at www.hiltonwaikoloavillage.com or by calling restaurant reservations at 808-886-1234, ext. 54.
Scrapbooking an Outrigger attraction
Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach has partnered with a local scrapbook company to offer a new Hawaii-themed scrapbook activity for guests, with an emphasis on all things Hawaii.
Every Thursday at 10 a.m., Creative Native Crafts conducts a one-hour scrapbooking demonstration at the Outrigger Waikiki, free for registered guests of the hotel and its sister property, the Outrigger Reef on the Beach. The weekly scrapbooking demonstrations vary thematically from month-to-month. Christmas in Hawaii will be highlighted in December.
According to Delia Parker-Ulima, co-owner of Creative Native Crafts, scrapbooking is the No. 1 craft hobby in the United States, generating more than $2.5 billion in annual sales. The company's new line of Hawaii-themed kits and its "Waikiki" collaboration with the Outrigger Waikiki came about when the company realized that visitors accounted for 70 percent of its business at its retail store, Paper Island, at 555 N. King St., Suite 105 in Honolulu. The Waikiki kit includes tags, journal blocks, button images, title bar and coordinated paper, and retails for $6.
"Some (of our customers) come from as far as Philadelphia and Germany to purchase scrapbook paper with Pearl Harbor, Hanauma Bay, Iolani Palace and an assortment of plumeria and hibiscus designs," Parker-Ulima said.