Community Calendar 06-07-18

* TODAY

• Tanya Lam will discuss “Helping Your Orchids Grow in Challenging Environments” at the 6:30 p.m. meeting of the Kona Daifukuji Orchid Club at Daifukuji Soto Mission Hall. An avid orchid collector from California, Lam has traveled to many countries to view orchids growing in their natural habitat. Info: 328-8375.

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* FRIDAY

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 www.librarieshawaii.org.

• Kona Orchid Society meets at 5:30 p.m. at Makua Lani Academy, 74-4966 Kealakaa St. Tanya Lam from California, an avid orchid grower and collector will speak on “Helping Orchids thrive in challenging conditions.” Join us in a potluck, bring a pupu to share, optional. Blooming orchids to show and tell are welcome. Info: Stephanie 987-2822.

• Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW Post 12122, located behind Kona Locksmith off Kaiwi Street, hosts a special meal commemorating King Kamehameha consisting of kalua pork and cabbage, rice, potato salad, green salad and haupia (cocunut pudding). $10 with service from 5-7 p.m. All veterans and their family and guests are welcome and encouraged to attend. Info and input: Don Zero at (509) 879-1040.

• Celebrate the third annual World Oceans Day, “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet” at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free to the public, except for a $5 parking fee at Hapuna Beach for non-Hawaii residents. Learn about Hawaii’s ocean resources from over a dozen participating organizations.

• Chad Wiggins from the Nature Conservancy will give a presentation showcasing a new app that will help Hawaii meet the challenge of sea level rise. Bring your device to try the app! Stop by at 6:30 p.m. at Daylight Mind Coffee Company, Queens’ MarketPlace, Waikoloa.

* SATURDAY

• 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.

• Kona chapter 279 of the Korean War Veterans Association meeting, 10 a.m. at the VFW facility, 74-5543 Kaiwi St.

• The following activities are scheduled at VFW Post 12122 located behind Kona Locksmith off Kaiwi Street. At 11:30 a.m. is the VFW meeting and installation of new officers. The day concludes with Sweet Misery from 6-9 p.m. for a $5 donation. Info and input: Don Zero at (509) 879-1040.

• Halau Kalaakeakauikawekiu and Kauluae Foundation present the 2018 King Kamehameha Hoolaulea arts and crafts fair at Hale Halawai on Ali’i Drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food and various vendors will be present. Entertainment by Bula Akamu and Akamu Music Academy And Na Hoku Hanohano Award winning Mark Yamanaka. Info: 896-0289.

Kokua Puna concert and art show to benefit residents affected by the volcano, 6-10 p.m. at Daylight Mind Coffee Company in Kailua-Kona. A $10 donation is suggested; all funds and items will be donated to Puuhonua O Puna to benefit those affected by the ongoing Kilauea eruption. Live music will be performed by artists such as Kimberly June, Lopaka Rootz and D. Ramos Band. Open to all ages. Info: info@daylightmind.com or facebook.com/events/417761742021482.

SUNDAY

• Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW Post 12122, located behind Kona Locksmith off Kaiwi Street, will host Warren and his West Coast Swing from 7-9 p.m. with instructions starting at 6 for a $5.00 donation. Info and input: Don Zero at 509-879-1040.

The Daughters of Hawaii and the Calabash Cousins present a free concert, 4 p.m. today at Hulihe’e Palace to remember the late King Kamehameha I. Featuring the West Hawaii County Band, vocalist Grace Basque, Hawaiian performing arts by Kumu Hula Etua Lopes and his Hālau Na Pua U‘i O Hawaii. Bring a beach mat or chair as seating won’t be provided. Info: 329-9555.

* JUNE 12

• A Kona Palisades Neighborhood Watch meeting will be held 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Crosson Pavilion. Info: Contact Virginia Halliday 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.

• Kealakekua Public Library presents “The School of Rock” with Jack Black (PG13), 1-3 p.m. Popcorn will be served and beverages allowed in closed containers.

• Kealakekua Public Library presents “The Bass.” 5:30-6:30 p.m. Scott Jeffrey will help you learn about this big instrument, with a Q&A session and special performance at the end. Info: 323-7585.

Kiwanis Club of Kailua-Kona meeting, 5:30 p.m. in The Regency at Hualalai meeting room, 75-181 Hualalai Road, Kailua-Kona. Info: Betty, 896-2958, eavisbj@aol.com.

American Legion Kona Post 20 and Auxiliary monthly meeting at Privateer’s Cove restaurant in Kaiwi Square at the corner of Luhia and Kaiwi Streets. Officers meeting starts at 3:30 p.m. and general membership meeting follows at 4 p.m. Info: Jim Hussey, 464-4341, (706) 589-0387 or texjr594@gmail.com.

Mele O Kona, a prospective chorus of Sweet Adelines International, is looking for women of all ages who love to sing! They rehearse on Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. at The Regency at Hualalai above Kuakini Highway, 75-181 Hualalai Road. They sing 4-part a cappella harmony, barbershop style. No musical knowledge or ability to read music is required. For more information contact Linda Rowand, 464-6135.

* 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 15

Governor and Lieutenant Governor Candidate Forum, 5:30-8 p.m. at the Kealakehe High School cafeteria, 74-5000 Puohulihuli St., Kailua-Kona.

* JUNE 16

Proactive Planning for Incapacity, presented by John Roth, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at North Hawaii Education &Resource Center, 45-539 Plumeria St., Honokaa.

• 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.

Zen Meditation Class at Daifukuji Daifukuji Soto Mission, 8-9:30 a.m., 79-7241 Mamalahoa Highway in Honalo next to Teshima’s Restaurant. Register via phone at 322-3524 or visit daifukuji.org.

• Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes, 9-11 a.m. today through July 21 at the Kona Community Hospital, Kona Community Hospital, 79-1019 Haukapila St., Kealakekua. Information to help family caregivers cope with the demands and stresses of caring for their loved ones with chronic medical conditions. Classes will be held in Conference Room 2, located in the lower level of the hospital Administration Building. Deposit $25, refunded upon completion of the six-week series. To register, call Paulette Chang at 936-3191.

Transmedia panel discussion, 5-6 p.m. at the Fairmont Orchid, Promenade Three, 1 North Kaniku Drive, Kohala Coast. Featuring panelists Larry Kennar, Yulin Kuang and Valentina Garza. Free tickets on Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/CLH2018TMPD. Info: creativelab808@gmail.com, www.creativelab.hawaii.gov.

* 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 (skauhane@hhsc.org) or Jasmine LeFever (jamsmine@hmono.org).

* JUNE 19

Kupuna Singles dinner, 5:30 p.m. at the Canoe Club. Info: 329-5163.

Teen Ukulele Performance by advanced ukulele students from the Big Island Music Academy at the Kailua-Kona Public Library from 5:30-6:30 p.m. All ages welcome. Free.

* 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.

• Kiwanis Club of Kailua-Kona meeting, 5:30 p.m. in The Regency at Hualalai meeting room, 75-181 Hualalai Road, Kailua-Kona. Speaker will be Shirley DeRego, President and CEO of The Alex and Duke DeRego Foundation. Info: Betty, 896-2958, eavisbj@aol.com.

Storyteller Vicky Dworkin will share multicultural folktales from 3-3:45 p.m. at the Kailua-Kona Public Lbirary. Free. Info: 327-4327.

• Kealakekua Public Library presents a screening of “The Sapphires” at 5:30 p.m. Free. Popcorn will be served and beverages are in closed containers are permitted. Info: 323-7585.

Mele O Kona, a prospective chorus of Sweet Adelines International, is looking for women of all ages who love to sing! They rehearse on Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. at The Regency at Hualalai above Kuakini Highway, 75-181 Hualalai Road. They sing 4-part a cappella harmony, barbershop style. No musical knowledge or ability to read music is required. For more information contact Linda Rowand, 464-6135.

* JUNE 21

• Ku’ikahi Mediation Center hosts a free talk as part of the “Finding Solutions, Growing Peace” Brown Bag Lunch Series. Talks are third Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney at 655 Kilauea Ave. in Hilo. Al-Qawi Majidah speaks on “Deal with the Real: Constructive Approaches to Negativity.” Free and open to the public, bring your own lunch. Info: 935-7844 ext 3, majidah@hawaiimediation.org or www.hawaiimediaiton.org.

*JUNE 22

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. RSVP to Shawn Sato at 938-9164 or Shawn@JetVacationDestinations.com; or Anna Dahlke, 785-0102.

* JUNE 23

• Pu‘uhonu o Honaunau National Historical Park’s Hawaiian Cultural Festival and celebration of the park’s 57th anniversary as a unit of the National Park Service, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities include canoe rides in Honaunau Bay, lauhala and coconut frond weaving, kapa beating, traditional lei-making and more. Free. Info: nps.gov/puho.

• The Regency Hualalai’s Purple Pool and Dunk Tank Party to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association. 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the facility on Hualalai Road in Kailua-Kona. Info: Adriana, 329-7878.

• Kiwanis Keiki Day at Ulu Wini, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for local Habitat for Humanity Hawaii Island families as well as families who live at Na Kahua Hale O Ulu Wini transitional housing complex. Carnival games, water balloon toss, giant bubbles, keiki yoga, archery, hula, and more. Lunch served noon to 1 p.m. with more games afterward. Info: Linda, (319) 750-9442, lktakai49@gmail.com.

Villages of Laiopua Association community garage sale, today and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sale is an opportunity for all association members to sell their crafts, wares, unwanted appliances, computers, tools, building materials, clothes and more. Please post your signs directing traffic to your thoroughfare or street and collect your signs after the garage and yard sale event.

* JUNE 24

• Pu‘uhonu o Honaunau National Historical Park hosts its annual Hawaiian Cultural Festival and celebrates the park’s 57th anniversary as a unit of the National Park Service. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. activities include traditional Hawaiian food tasting and hukilau (traditional fishing) demonstration. Free Info: nps.gov/puho.

• Villages of Laiopua Association community garage sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sale is an opportunity for all association members to sell their crafts, wares, unwanted appliances, computers, tools, building materials, clothes and more. Please post your signs directing traffic to your thoroughfare or street and collect your signs after the garage and yard sale event.

* JUNE 27

Read Aloud Shakespeare meeting, 6–7:30 p.m. in Keauhou. Today’s play: “King Lear,” Act II, Scene II. If you are a Shakespeare fan, bring a copy of the play and join. No previous Shakespeare or acting ability required. Info: Joy Vogelgesang, 557-0694.

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.

• Kealakekua Public Library presents a screening of “Mamma Mia” at 5:30 p.m. Free. Popcorn will be served and beverages are in closed containers are permitted. Info: 323-7585.

Mele O Kona, a prospective chorus of Sweet Adelines International, is looking for women of all ages who love to sing! They rehearse on Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. at The Regency at Hualalai above Kuakini Highway, 75-181 Hualalai Road. They sing 4-part a cappella harmony, barbershop style. No musical knowledge or ability to read music is required. For more information contact Linda Rowand, 464-6135.

* 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 info@pacificcoffeeresearch.com.

* 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.

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* 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.