Special Bread Bake Days At the Portuguese Stone Oven
First Tuesday of Every Month, March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7 & July 5, 10a.m.-12:30p.m.
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, but don’t like to bake, Kona Historical Society can satisfy your appetite. KHS is holding Special Bakes on the first Tuesday of every month (in addition to its regular Thursday bakes) at its Portuguese Stone Oven, located in the pasture below the Society’s main office in Kealakekua. The next Special Bakes will be held on March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7 and July 5. These Special Bakes will feature the popular cinnamon bread and another surprise bread. A total of approximately 100 loaves will be made at each Special Bake. From 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the public is invited to watch the baking process at the outdoor stone oven, a reproduction of the “forno,” the oven used by the Portuguese immigrants who came to Kona in the 1880s. The loaves are sold for $8 each on a first-come, first-serve basis until sold out. Sales start down at the oven at about 12:30 p.m. and tend to sell out quickly so get there early. These Special Bakes are part of the Society’s Portuguese Bread Baking Program, which celebrates Portuguese contributions to Kona’s ranching heritage and perpetuates the art of baking Portuguese bread in the traditional way. Portuguese families typically shared their ovens communally and worked together to produce the weekly bread for everyone. For more information, call KHS at 808-323-3222.
Hands On History
Every Wednesday & Friday at the Kona Coffee Living History Farm, 11a.m.
Kona Historical Society’s Kona Coffee Living History Farm in Captain Cook will be having “Hands On History” activities every Wednesday & Friday at 11 a.m. that help visitors explore Kona’s history in a deeper and more sensory way. Participation is free with the purchase of admission to the farm. The schedule for upcoming activities is as follows:
5/13 - A Balanced Bento: Pickles as a Mainstay of the Japanese Table
5/18 - Home Grown Remedies: Kona’s Traditions of Medicinal Gardens
5/20 - Beans in the Skillet: Coffee Roasting at Home
5/25 - Weaving Tools & Treasures: Lauhala on a Kona Coffee Farm
5/27 - Beans in the Skillet: Coffee Roasting at Home
6/1 - Art & Language: Learning Japanese with Calligraphy
6/3 - Backyard Groceries: Sustainability in the Kitchen Garden
6/8 - A Balanced Bento: Pickles as a Mainstay of the Japanese Table
6/10 - Beans in the Skillet: Coffee Roasting at Home
6/15 - Home Grown Remedies: Kona’s Traditions of Medicinal Gardening
6/17 - Weaving Tools & Treasures: Lauhala on a Kona Coffee Farm
6/22 - Art & Language: Learning Japanese with Calligraphy
6/24 - Beans in the Skillet: Coffee Roasting at Home
6/29 - Backyard Groceries: Sustainability in the Kitchen Garden
Come and experience Kona’s Stories!
Yoga On The Farm
Every Friday, 8:00am-9:30am, Kona Coffee Living History Farm, Captain Cook
Every Friday, Kona Historical Society’s Kona Coffee Living History Farm will be offering “drop in” yoga classes for beginners and advanced alike. The instructor, Ryan Nakade, attended the Ananda College of Living Wisdom in Oregon, graduated with a B.A. in Yoga Therapy and Eastern Healing Modalities and has been teaching yoga for 4 years. Classes will be held during the peaceful mornings, from 8:00am-9:30am, at the Kona Coffee Living History Farm located near mile-marker 110 in Captain Cook and include a complimentary cup of 100% Kona coffee. The class is $10 or free to Kona Historical Society members. To become a KHS member visit their website: store.konahistorical.org (membership starts at $35!). If you’ve always wanted to start yoga but kept putting it off, now is your opportunity! For more information, call Kona Historical Society at 808-323-3222.
Bread Baking at the Portuguese Stone Oven
Every Thursday between 10:00AM-12:30PM
The Kona Historical Society’s Portuguese Stone Oven is a reproduction of a typical oven used by the Portuguese immigrants who came to Kona in the 1880’s. Join the process of panning the dough and baking 96 loaves of the traditional Sweet, White and Whole Wheat every Thursday between 10:00am-12:30pm. The program is FREE and the bread is $8 per loaf (sorry, we cannot reserve loaves of bread; first come, first served). Bread sales begin around 1:00pm until we sell out. Bring your lunch and make a day of it with an oven-side picnic in the pasture! We hope to see you at the Portuguese Stone Oven in the pasture below KHS headquarters in Kealakekua.
Historical Sunset Cruise Aboard the Body Glove
There's an Historical Cruise available every day!
Step aboard and journey back in time cruising to Kealakekua Bay on Body Glove’s luxurious, three hour guided historical dinner or lunch cruise. Let the location awe and inspire you while the historian shares some of the most fascinating stories of the Big Island.
Unwind along the way with a complimentary cocktail from the fully stocked, premium bar as your tour guide shares Hawaiian history, stories and legends relating to numerous landmarks along 12 miles of magnificent Kona coastline. You’ll float by famous points of interest including the Ahu’ena Heiau, the Holua Slide and the famous Kuamo’o Battlefield. Once you arrive at the bay, a full course Hawaiian style dinner buffet will be ready for you. Your in-house and chef made meal is followed by Kona coffee, assorted teas and dessert. Enjoy a beautiful sunset and live Hawaiian entertainment as you head back to Kailua. There’s an excellent chance you’ll see spinner dolphins during your cruise, and even humpback whales if you go during the winter.
The Historical Sunset Dinner Cruises are on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 4p.m. to 7p.m.
Body Glove’s lunch cruise follows the same itinerary and takes place on Wednesdays from 1pm to 4pm.
To make a reservation visit www.bodyglovehawaii.com or call 1-800-551-8911.
A portion of all proceeds from the Historical Cruise are donated to the Kona Historical Society for the preservation, restoration and education of the culture and history of the Kona Coast. Mahalo Body Glove!