• Kupuna Singles happy hour, 3 p.m. at Foster’s Kitchen. Info: 322-9098.
• The Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW Post 12122, located behind Kona Locksmith off Kaiwi Street hosts its a Friday supper from 5-7 p.m. The meal is onion burger, potato chips and dessert for $8. All invited to join. Info and input: Contact Don Zero at (509) 879-1040.
• West Hawaii Hui Laulima meeting, 10:30 a.m. to noon at The Salvation Army, 75-223 Kalani, Kailua-Kona (across from the Church of Latter-day Saints). Public attendance is welcomed. Guest speakers are Margaret Thorpe, Children’s Justice Center of West Hawaii and Lynn Greer, “Dress a Girl.” Info: Linda Jeffrey, firstname.lastname@example.org or 989-4241.
• The Kona Coffee Farmers Association, in conjunction with The Salvation Army, will be distributing free cups of coffee to residents affected by the current Kilauea volcano eruption and disaster relief workers at the Pahoa Community Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Holualoa Village again celebrates art, music and food, with First Friday Art-After-Dark from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The all-ages event features art and artists in over a dozen galleries and shops, as well as free live music and a great selection of local food vendors. Info: holualoahawaii.com.
• Kailua-Kona household hazardous waste collection event, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Kailua-Kona (Kealakehe) recycling and transfer station. Carious hazardous household materials accepted; for a complete list of acceptable and non-acceptable materials visit www.hawaiizerowaste.org/recycle/household-hazardous-waste. Business, government agency, nonprofit agency and farm wastes are prohibited by law, and no electronics or tires are allowed.
• Community Seed Library presents Dr. Jana Bogs, talking on the relationship between soil nutrition and the nutritional content of food, 10 a.m. at the Kailua-Kona Public Library. Dr. Bogs, specializing in horticulture and food science, shares how to test your soil and measure the nutritional value of your crops. Info: 327-4327.
• “Finding Freedom from Anxiety: A Journey Toward Inner Peace” workshop to cultivate more inner peace and less anxiety. Find freedom in the face of difficult emotions through mindfulness, meditation, lecture and experiential exercises. Workshop is noon to 2 p.m. at Lehualani Plantation, 84-1191 Telephone Exchange Road, Honaunau. Refreshments will be served. Please bring a lawn chair. Tickets are $45, info: 322-0885.
• The Kohala Center hosts drop-off for chemical-based sunscreens from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kahauluu Bay Education Center, 78-6710 Alii Drive. A collection box is also stationed at The Kohala Center office, 65-1291 Kawaihae Road, Ste. A., in Waimea.
* JUNE 5
• W.M. Keck Observatory presents Guest Speaker James Green, Chief Scientist at NASA, discussing “Using Shadows to Shed New Light” at 7 p.m. at Gates Performing Arts Center on the HPA Upper Campus in Waimea. Free. Info: 885-7887.
• Senior ID card giveaway, 9-12 p.m., Kmart, Kona. Info: 323-4320.
* JUNE 6
• Kailua-Kona Seniors meeting, 10 a.m. at Hale Halawai. It will be a work day, cleaning cabinets in the kitchen and small room. Info: Joan, 329-1951.
• Officer of the Month Luncheon, 12:30 p.m. at Huggo’s Restaurant. Honoring Aron Tomota as the Kona Crime Prevention Committee’s officer of the month for his outstanding performance as a member of the Hawaii Police Department. Guest speaker will be Civil Defense Director Talmadge Magno. The cost of the luncheon is $20, all inclusive, Reservations are required, contact Liz Holey at email@example.com or phone 443-7708 by June 2.
• Kealakekua Public Library presents a screening of Disney’s “Coco,” 1-3 p.m. Free popcorn while supplies last. Beverages may be brought in closed containers. Sponsored by Friends of the Libraries Kona, this event is free. Info: 323-7585.
• Kealakekua Public Library presents a workshop, 5:30-6:30 p.m., for adults who have type 2 diabetes or live with someone who does. Led by trained counselor Jelena Skopinceva, the workshop focuses on helping you feel better, have more control, and do the things you want to do. Free. Info: 323-7585.
Help Orchids Grow in Challenging Environments
HONALO, BIG ISLAND—Tanya Lam will discuss “Helping Your Orchids Grow in Challenging Environments” at the June 7 meeting of the Kona Daifukuji Orchid Club (KDOC). An avid orchid collector from California, Lam has traveled to many countries to view orchids growing in their natural habitat.
Time is 6:30 p.m. A potluck starts off the Thursday meeting and guests are invited to participate at the Daifukuji Soto Mission Hall. For info, phone 808-328-8375.
The Kona Daifukuji Orchid Club is West Hawai’i’s oldest orchidaceae organization with a mission to learn and foster orchid culture and promote fellowship among orchid collectors. The club meets at the Daifukuji Soto Mission Hall on Hwy. 11 at mile marker 114, just north of Kainaliu. For information, visit www.facebook.com/orchidsinparadise.
* JUNE 8
• West Hawaii Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind meeting, 11:30 a.m. at Hale Halawai. Discover the agencies and aids available. Info: nfb-westhi.org or Betty at 329-5519.
Kealakekua Public Library presents a teen and adult craft program: Sheet music brooch from 3:30-4:30 p.m. All materials are provided. Program is limited to 10 people and online RSVP is required at https://www.librarieshawaii.org.
* JUNE 9
• Daifukuji Buddhist Temple will offer a free class on mindfulness 8-9:30 a.m. at 79-7241 Mamalahoa Highway in Honalo. Mindfulness is the simple, repetitive effort of bringing one’s attention back to the task at hand throughout the day. Preregistration required. Info: 322-3524 to register or visit daifukuji.org.
* JUNE 12
• A Kona Palisades Neighborhood Watch meeting will be held 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Crosson Pavilion. Info: Contact Virginia Haiilday at 325-1112.
• Senior ID card giveaway, 9-11 a.m., Lily Yoshimatsu Senior Center, Waimea. Info: 887-3008.
• Senior ID card giveaway, 9-12 p.m., Walmart, Kona. Info: 323-4320.
* JUNE 13
• Senior ID card giveaway, 1-3 p.m., Hale Hau’oli Senior Center, Honoka’a. Info: 775-7503.
• “How To Train Your Dragon Brain,” with Joanna Wyss, LCSW, discussing how to adjust your brain chemistry to function more appropriately, and feel a lot happier, in today’s world. 6-8 p.m. at Hawaiian Rehabilitation Services, 75-165 Hualalai St. Info: Hawaiian Rehab at 329-0591 or Karen Klemme RN at 896-2962.
• Kailua-Kona Seniors meeting, 10 a.m. at Hale Halawai. Observe June birthdays and play games. Info: Joan, 329-1951.
June 13th 1:00PM to 3:00PM at the Kealakekua Public Library, Rockin’ Movie Wednesdays presents “The School of Rock” with Jack Black (PG13). Popcorn will be served and beverages allowed in closed containers.
June 13th 5:30PM to 6:30PM at the Kealakekua Public Library presentation and performance on “The Bass”. Scott Jeffrey will help you learn about this big instrument, will have a Q and A session and a special performance at the end.
Call the library at 808-323-7585 for more information or to request special accommodation.
On Wednesday, June 13th, from 3:00PM to 4:00PM the Kailua Kona Library will host Miss Mary of the Junior Music Academy. Children in Kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to celebrate music by exploring melody, rhythm, and harmony with hands-on musical instrument playing, singing, and action games. Each child will create their own short song. Program is limited to first 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 2:45PM. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. For more information, contact the library at 808-327-4327.
* JUNE 14
• Kona Traffic Safety Committee (KTSC) meeting to discuss traffic issues, 4:30-6 p.m. in the Mayor’s Conference Room of the West Hawaii Community Center on Kealakakehe Parkway, second floor, Building C above the DMV. Everyone is welcome.
* JUNE 16
• Meditation retreat with nondual teacher Devaji, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily today through June 22 at Hale Kephart, Kawaihae. Devaji’s teachings, which are rooted in the nondual tradition of Ramana Maharshi and the devotional path of Ramakrishna, invite us to use life’s reflection to deconstruct the illusion of separation and discover the passion and love of pure being. Info: www.devaji.org.
* JUNE 17
• Kona Community Hospital Cancer Center and and Hui Mālama Ola Nā ʻŌiwi host Yoga on the Beach, a Cancer Support Community event, 9-11 a.m. Gentle yoga with instructor Andrea Hutchens and talk story. Info: Sanoe Kauhane (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jasmine LeFever (email@example.com).
* JUNE 19
• Kupuna Singles dinner, 5:30 p.m. at the Canoe Club. Info: 329-5163.
* JUNE 20
• Kailua-Kona Seniors meeting, 10 a.m. at Hale Halawai. Guest speaker Darren Elisaga of HELCO will talk on scams aimed at seniors. Info: Joan, 329-1951.
• Kona Connections BNI Chapter open house, 8-9:30 a.m. at the Keauhou Shopping Center, in the Suite Possibilities meeting room next door to Bianelli’s restaurant. Meet movers and shakers, experience how they network, and do some networking of your own. Space is limited — RSVP to Shawn Sato at 938-9164 or Shawn@JetVacationDestinations.com; or Anna Dahlke, 785-0102.
* JUNE 25
• League of Women Voters Candidate Forum, 5 p.m. at Aunty Sally Kaleohano’s Luau Hale, 799 Piilani Street, in Hilo, featuring candidates for Hawaii State Lt. Governor’s office and candidates for the Hawaii State Senate, District 4. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Info: 933.8683.
* JUNE 27
• Senior ID card giveaway, 9-12 a.m., West Hawaii Civic Center – Building B, Kona. Info: 323-4320.
• Kailua-Kona Seniors movie day, 10 a.m. at the Civic Center, building B. Info: Joan, 329-1951.
* JULY 27
• Hawaii Coffee Association 10th annual statewide Cupping Competition at the Ka’uai Beach Resort. Registration available online, www.hawaiicoffeeassociation.com. Info: Brian Webb, (919) 608-1210 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
* AUG 11
• Election Day officials wanted for the Primary Election! Applicants must be 16 or older and be able to read write, follow directions, and lift 25 pounds. Sign up online or call for more info at 933-1591 or www.elections.hawaii.gov.
* NOV 6
• Election Day officials wanted for the General Election! Applicants must be 16 or older and be able to read write, follow directions, and lift 25 pounds. Sign up online or call for more info at 933-1591 or www.elections.hawaii.gov.