• Cinco De Mayo specials with a $4 donation for margaritas and $3 for Mexican branded beer at 2 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW Post 12122 located behind Kona Locksmith off Kaiwi Street. Free chips and salsa will also be served. Info and input: Don Zero at 509- 879-1040.
• Neighborhood Place of Kona and Kona Commons Shopping Center host Celebrating Ohana, 9 a.m. to noon at the former Sports Authority location. Booths, keiki activities, inflatable maze, rock climbing and more. Info: 331-8777.
• Food From Wood: Growing Edible & Medicinal Mushrooms on Logs, Stumps, and wood chips, with Zach Mermel. Noon to 3 p.m. at the Society for Kona’s Education & Art (SKEA) in Honaunau, located at 84-5191 Mamalahoa Highway, Captain Cook. Tuition is $55, info 328-9392 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Metropolitan Opera’s Tim Willson and HPAF Artistic Director Val Underwood celebrate Mothers
Day with an entertaining program of Broadway, comedy, Gilbert & Sullivan, light classical, Irish and other songs. 2 p.m. at a private residence in Captain Cook, $65, limited seating available. Tickets: HawaiiPerformingArtsFestival.org or 333-7378.
• Free Comic Book Day at the Kailua- Kona Public Library, all day. Pick up a free comic book, and from 9-11 a.m., enter to win a $5 Jamba Juice gift card by dressing as your favorite character from a comic book/ graphic novel, TV show, movie or book.
• The 10th annual Ka’u Coffee Festival continues May 5-6 at the Pahala Community Center for the day-long Ka’u Coffee Festival Hoolaulea on Saturday and the Ka’u Coffee College on Sunday, May 6. Live performing artists, broke ‘ da mouth local food, coffee, crafts, and barista-guided coffee tastings. Admission is free. Guided coffee farm tours with van transport are $20. On Sun., May 6 at 9 a.m., The Ka’u Coffee College features local and visiting coffee industry experts offering seminars focused on enhancing coffee quality and best farm management techniques. Info: www.Ka’uCoffeeFest.com.