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Storytelling, Okinawan library programs held

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Storytelling, Okinawan library programs held

Hawaii’s public libraries will offer free educational and entertaining programs to celebrate National Library Week.

Local storyteller Ben Moffat will offer a storytelling performance titled “Mr. Spelunker’s Adventures” using puppetry, stilts magic and music. The program is suitable for people ages 3 and older. It is offered at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Honokaa Public Library and at 2:30 p.m. April 15 at Pahala Public Library.

Also, an Okinawan performing arts group will present traditional folk dances, the classical art of kumiwudui, and contemporary dance with taiko at 3 p.m. April 18 at Kailua-Kona Public Library.

Contact the hosting library as soon as possible if a special accommodation is needed.

Orchid Society meeting Friday

The Kona Orchid Society meets at 6 p.m. Friday at Makua Lani Christian Academy, 74-4966 Kealakaa St., off Palani Road.

The speaker will be Mel Waki of Honolulu will speak on honohono (anosmum) orchids. He will cover the lifecycle as well as a demonstration of how to place cuttings in sphagnum moss and 2-inch pots. All attendees will pot their own and take them home.

Potluck will be served at 6:15 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to bring a dish to share.

There will be a show and tell followed by an orchid drawing.

For more information, call Jan Rae at 325-4991.

Waimea Town Market hosts steel drum performance

Jessica Salerno-Woodbury will perform music on steel drums from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Waimea Town Market at Parker School. The performance will feature an eclectic mix of Caribbean calypso, jazz, classical and popular music. This unique concert is free and open to all.

For more information about the performance or Waimea Town Market, call Paul Johnston 938-4540.

Woodturners meet Saturday

The West Hawaii Woodturners, a chapter of the American Association of Woodturners, will meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the PacRim Tempering facility, 73-4260 Hulikoa Drive, mauka of Pine Trees Cafe. Attendees should bring lunch and a chair. Visitors are welcome.

For more information, call Ralf Soderberg at 640-0417.

Landscape maintenance training and certification programs offered

The Hawaii Island Landscape Association and University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension Service are offering the 2015 Landscape Maintenance Training and the Landscape Industry Certification programs to landscape professionals and home gardeners.

The course is a 10-week series of classes that may also be taken individually. Topics include: basic botany, tropical plant identification and selection, plant nutrition and soil health, turf care, irrigation basics, pruning trees and shrubs, establishing and managing a landscape, pesticide use and safety, pest ID and control, and landscape plan reading and calculations.

Classes begin April 8 and run Wednesday afternoons through June 10. The three-hour classes are held at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel from 2 to 5 p.m.

Cost for each class is $35 for HILA members and $40 for nonmembers. The fee for the entire series is $325 for members and $375 for nonmembers. Space is limited and early registration is suggested.

For more information and to register, visit hilahawaii.com or contact Ty McDonald at 322-4884 or tym@hawaii.edu.

Bridge League | March 1 to 30

Results of the American Contract Bridge League play at the Kona Bridge Club:

March 2: North/south first place winners were Shirley Decker and Gerald Mitchell; second, Shelly Hershberger and Dean Jenkins. East/west first went to Chuck Clark and Marilynn Bass. Jack Buchanan and Will Williams took second.

March 4: North/south first place winners were Dean Jenkins and Craig Ross; second, Shirley Decker and Sharon Bolton. East/west first went to Jack Buchanan and Will Williams. Chuck Clark and Jim Elstran came in second.

March 6: North/south first winners were Shelly Hershberger and Susan Lee; second, Dan Sabo and Rexanne Ring. Kathy Golitzen and Peter Mitchellopolis won first east/west while Joan Shepherd and Sara Ito came in second.

March 8: North/south first went to Shelly Hershberger and Craig Ross; second, Dean Jenkins and Kelly Sandulli. East/west first place winners were Lynn Puri and Gail Mullen. Liz Holey and Pascal Fouque came in second.

March 9: North/south first went to Gerald Mitchell and Shirley Decker; second, Dean Jenkins and Craig Ross. East/west first place winners were Virginia Scott and JoAn Hill. Tied for second were Chuck Clark and Marilynn Bass and Lois Griffiths and Sara Ito.

March 11: North/south first went to Dean Jenkins and Craig Ross; second, Stuart Vance and Peter Mitchellopolis. East/west first place winners were Kathy Golitzen and Dee Overton. Chuck Clark and Jim Elstran took second.

March 13: First place winners were Jean Cole and Lynn Puri. Chuck Clark and Craig Ross came in second.

March 16: North/south first went to Susan Lee and Shelly Hershberger; second, Rexanne Ring and Deborah Fulton. East/west first place winners were Rochelle Blumenfeld and Mitchell Blumenfeld; second, Marilynn Bass and Chuck Clark.

March 18: North/south first place went to Carol Richards and Susan Lee; second, Douglas Wake and Mirijana Reams. East/west first place went to Kathy Golitzen and Dee Overton; second, Will Williams and Jack Buchanan.

March 20: North/south first place winners were Susan Lee and Shelly Hershberger. Tied for second were Douglas Wake and Mirijana Reams and Sara Ito and Joan Shepherd. East/west first went to Kathy Golitzen and Peter Mitchellopolis; second, Virginia Scott and Chuck Clark.

March 23: North/south first place winners were Shelly Hershberger and Susan Lee; second, Beth Reid and Rose White. East/west first went to Douglas Wake and Mirijana Reams; second, Gerald Mitchell and Shirley Decker.

March 25: North/south first place winners were Susan Lee and Carol Richards; second, Shelly Hershberger and Dean Jenkins. East/west first went to Dee Overton and Liz Holey, while Will Williams and Jack Buchanan won second.

March 27: North/south first place winners were Jack Buchanan and Will Williams. Marlene Sabo and Dan Sabo took second. East/west first went to Liz Holey and Sue Kaneta; second, Chuck Clark and Deborah Fulton.

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March 30: North/south first went to Jean Cole and Gail Mullen; second, Jack Buchanan and Will Williams. East/west first went to Chuck Clark and Marilynn Bass; second, Shirley Decker and Gerald Mitchell.

For more information about the Kona Bridge Club and schedule of games visit konabridge.org.