Community Calendar 06-08-18

* TODAY

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

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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.

Soroptimist International of Kona meeting, 5:30-7 p.m. at Kelly Shaw’s office at Elite Pacific Properties. Non-members are welcome, please RSVP to Kelly Shaw at 960-4636.

* WEDNESDAY

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.

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.

* THURSDAY

• 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.

* Hawaii Beach Yoga free community yoga class on the ocean to celebrate International Yoga Day on the lawn at Hale Halawai in downtown Kona, 5:30-6:30 p.m. 5:30-6:30pm. Fonations to be given to Puuhonua O Puna.

* FRIDAY

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.

* SATURDAY

• 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.

• Thelma Parker Memorial Public and School Library hosts “Using the Internet,” 10 a.m. to noon, featuring Arthur Goshtasby, retired professor of computer science. Learn about setting up your computer for Internet use, searching for information on the Internet, online dictionaries, libraries, banking and much more. Info: 887-6067.

Purple Pool and Dunk Tank Party to benefit Alzheimer’s Association, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 75-181 Hualalai Road in Kailua-Kona. Dunk tank, pool fun, food, games and more. Donations can be made at the door on the day of the event.

• “Food from wood: How to grow edible and medicinal mushrooms on logs, stumps, and wood chips” with Zach Mermel of Ola Design Group, 1-4 p.m. at the Society for Kona’s Education &Art at Honaunau, 84-5191 Mamalahoa Highway, Captain Cook. Each participant will get a shiitake mushroom log kit, as well as a King Stropharia mushroom kit. Tuition is $55 ($50 for SKEA members). To register, please call 328-9392 or email skea@hawaii.rr.com.

* 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 26

• The Kailua-Kona public library hosts a one-hour Slack and Slap Key guitar and cello concert with Brian Nakasone and Kathy, 5:30 p.m. Songwriters that believe in music with substance, they will present original music touched by the classics and inspired by the Aina. Hosted by Friends of the Libraries, Kona, this event is free to the public. Info: 327-4327.

* 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.

• Thelma Parker Memorial Public and School Library hosts a hula performance by Muolaulani, 5:30 p.m., featuring Hawaiian rituals, myths, and legends with a contemporary flair, to tell the stories of Hawaii and its rich culture. Info: 887-6067.

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.

Hanohano O Kona lecture at the West Hawaii Civic Center, 5:30 p.m., featuring anchialine ponds. Info: konahistorical.org.

* JUNE 30

• The Kailua-Kona Public Library presents the chance to learn hula with Kapuna Ford and her ohana of musicians and hula dancers, 10 a.m. as part of the 2018 summer reading program. Children in grades K-5 will learn to hula, sing the mele, and learn the significance of hula in Hawaiian culture. Program is limited to the first 20 participants. RSVP is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.Info: 327-4327.

* JULY 7

• The Kohala Hongwanji Mission annual Obon services and Bon Dance, graveyard service at 5 p.m. at the Keokea cemetery, with Hatsubon service scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Kohala Hongwanji Mission and Bon Dance to follow. Concession will be open during the bon dance. Kohala Hongwanji Mission is located at 54-4300 Akoni Pule Highway, Kapaau. Info: Reverend Satoshi Tomioka, 966-9981.

• Hawaii Public Radio presents a live taping session for “First Take with Science Friday,” featuring Carnegie Institution for Science professor Greg Asner, who is using technology to map Hawaii’s ohia forests; Alison Greggor of the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center; and Lisa Keith, lead researcher at the USDA Agricultural Research Service on Rapid Ohia Death. Presentation at the Kahilu Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Ticket purchase online at bit.ly/scifrihi.

Candidates Forum, 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Waikoloa School. Candidates seeking election in 2018 as county or state legislators representing areas of the Big Island, including North Kona, North and South Kohala, Waimea, and parts of Hamakua will be present. The Forum will be an opportunity for the public to be better informed about those running for office and their positions on important public policy issues. Info: Lisa Yee, 883-9377.

* 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.