About Town | 12-30-15

Keep fireworks away from power lines

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Keep fireworks away from power lines

Hawaii Electric Light Co. is offering tips to stay safe on New Year’s Eve.

The company suggests those who plan to ignite fireworks choose a safe location, keeping away from anything flammable, including vegetation. Revelers should also stay clear of overhead power lines, and refrain from hanging fireworks or anything else on utility poles. They should keep themselves, ladders and poles at least 10 feet from power lines.

If an object should become entangled in an overhead power line, don’t try to free it. Call Hawaiian Electric’s 24-hour trouble line at 969-6666. In an emergency, call 911.

VFW open for football games

VFW Post 12112, behind Kona Locksmith off Kaiwi Street will be open for football games and bowl games this week.

The post will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and from noon to 4 p.m. on New Year’s Day.

There won’t be a $5 Friday dinner this week, but dinners will resume next week.

Info: Don Zero, (509) 879-1040.

Elderly Recreation Services announce winter classes

Elderly Recreation Services winter classes are beginning soon. Classes run in 10-week sessions beginning Jan. 4 through March 11, excluding holidays and are open to anyone age 55 and older. Most registration fees are $10 per session and can be paid in advance at West Hawaii Civic center or to the instructor on the first day of class.

West Hawaii classes available this session are:

• Line dancing, 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays at Waikoloa Community Church

• Line dancing, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at Hale Halawai

• Beginner line dance classes, 9 a.m. Friday at Yano Hall

• Intermediate line dance classes, 9 a.m. Mondays at Yano Hall

• Deep water aerobics, 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Kona Community Pool

• Beginner adult swim lessons, 10:45 to 11:30 a.m Thursdays beginning Jan. 21 at Kona Community Pool

• Intermediate adult swim lessons, 9:45 to 10:30 Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Jan. 19 at Kona Community Pool

• Senior fitness classes, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Mondays at Kona Aerials, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Hale Halawai and 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursdays at Yano Hall

• Senior Yoga, 8:30 a.m. Mondays or 8:30 or 10 a.m. Fridays at Hale Halawai. Cost is $5 per class.

• Senior Yoga, 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays in the West Hawaii Civic Center gazebo, cost is $5 per class.

• Chair yoga for seniors, 10 a.m. Mondays at Hale Halawai. Cost is $5 per class.

• Tai Chi classes to improve center and balance, 9 a.m. Wednesdays at Yano Hall (upper hall) or 9 a.m. Fridays at Hale Halawai.

• Tai Chi, 9 a.m. Tuesdays in the West Hawaii Civic Center gazebo

• New meditation class, 9 a.m. Tuesdays Jan. 5 through Feb. 2 at St. Benedict’s Church (Painted Church)

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• Beginner Ukulele, 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Hale Halawai

Info: Elderly Recreation Services, 323-4340.