LAVAROOTS PERFORMING ARTS 3RD ANNUAL THEATER FUNDRAISER: 6 to 10 p.m., Wednesday, June 17, Blue Dragon restaurant in Kawaihae. Join a magical night under the stars with performances by Lavaroots Dance company, directed and choreographed by Michal Anna Carrillo. The show will feature performances by West African Master Artist Fara Tolno, live music by Lorenzo’s Army, and silent and live auctions. Tickets are $55 for adults, $30 for children 13 and under. The event includes Mexican dinner by Chef Noah Hester, one beer and entertainment. Tickets are available at www.lavaroots.com.
THIRD THURSDAY THRIVE: 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, June 18, North Hawaii Education and Research Center, Honokaa. A free monthly grassroots community potluck open to the public to support sustainability and expand connections within the Hamakua community. Bring a dish to share and your own non-disposable plates, silverware and drink. For more information, contact Diane Scheurell at scheurell@Hawai’i.rr.com.
5th ANNUAL WOMEN’S VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 20, Pohakuloa Training Area. Sponsored by the Veteran Centers of Hilo and Kona along with the help of various agencies to celebrate and honor Women Veterans who served in military and service members who are still serving. To gain access to PTA an RSVP is required and can be made by contacting the Hilo or Kona Veteran Center. For more information, call Maricar Souza at 969-3833.
KAHILU YOUTH TROUPE PRESENTS “GODSPELL:” 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, June 19 and 20, and 4 p.m., Sunday, June 21. This smash hit Broadway musical is based on parables in the Gospel of Matthew. Written by Steven Schwartz, the composer of “Pippin” and “Wicked.” Tickets are $15 to $30 per person and can be purchased online at http://kahilutheatre.org, by calling 885-6868, or at the box office, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
KONA-KOHALA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (KKCC) PUALU AWARDS LUNCHEON: 11:30 a.m., Friday, June 26, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. Awards will acknowledge outstanding work of local leaders, businesses and organizations in the West Hawaii community. For more information and to make reservations call KKCC Executive Director Kirstin Kahaloa at 329-1758.