Community Calendar 06-27-18

* TODAY

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.

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Senior ID card giveaway, 9 a.m. to noon, 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 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.

* SATURDAY

• 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.

Free family health and immigration clinic, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the West Hawaii Community Health Center’s Kealakehe pavilion, next to Kealakehe High School. The Legal Aid Society of Hawaii and West Hawaii Community Health Center are offering free assistance to COFA nationals (citizens of Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, and Palau) with applications for an Employment Authorization Document (EADs). All are welcome for free legal information, health screenings, and affordable health insurance information and enrollment assistance. Lunch provided. Info: 329-3910 ext. 945.

* JULY 3

Kupuna Singles, 5 p.m. at Korner Pocket. Info: 322-9098.

• Kailua-Kona Public Library presents a showing of Disney animated movie “Sing,” 4:30-6:30 p.m. Light refreshments provided until supplies run out.

* JULY 4

• Kings’ Shops host the 27th annual Great Waikoloa Rubber Duckie Race, benefiting the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawaii. Food booths, live music and entertainment, and more; race begins at 3 p.m. at Kings’ Lake. Info: www.kingsshops.com or 886-8811.

Blood Bank of Hawaii blood drive, 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the Sheraton Kona Resort &Spa at Keahou Bay – Keauhou Ballroom.

* JULY 5

Blood Bank of Hawaii blood drive, 8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. at the LDS Kona Stake Center – Cultural Hall.

* JULY 6

Blood Bank of Hawaii blood drive, 7:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at LDS Kona Stake Center – Cultural Hall.

* 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.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes start, 9-11 a.m. every saturday until Aug. 11 at Kona Community Hospital, 79-109 Haukapila St. Kealakekua, admin building. Learn to reduce personal stress, increase communication, sort difficult feelings and make tough caregiving decisions. Advance registration required, call Paulette Chang at 936-3191.

* JULY 9

• Senior ID card giveaway, 10 a.m. to noon, Kohala CSE old Bank of Hawaii building in Kohala. Info: 889-6502.

* JULY 10

• Senior ID card giveaway, 9-11 a.m., Lily Yoshimatsu Senior Center, Waimea, info 887-3008; and 9 a.m. to noon at the Walmart in Kona. Info: 323-4320.

* JULY 11

• Senior ID card giveaway, 1-3 p.m., Hale Hau’oli Senior Center, Honoka’a. Info: 775-7503.

Officer of the Month luncheon, honors Christopher Fukumoto, 12:30 p.m. at Huggo’s Restaurant for his outstanding performance as a member of the Hawaii Police Department. Luncheon cost $20; for reservations contact Liz Holey at lholey@hawaii.rr.com or 443-7708.

* JULY 13

• Ho’ola Na Pua offers a presentation on sex trafficking of minors — what it is, what the warning signs are, why it is common in Hawaii and how to get help, as well as dangers of social media and other cultural norms fueling the demand. Presentation 6-8 p.m. at Glad Tidings Church, 116 Kapiolani St. in Hilo. Vetted for grades six through 12.

* JULY 14

• Ho’ola Na Pua offers a presentation on sex trafficking of minors — what it is, what the warning signs are, why it is common in Hawaii and how to get help, as well as dangers of social media and other cultural norms fueling the demand. Presentation 1-3 p.m. at Tutu’s House, Kamuela Business Center, 64-1032 Mamalahoa Highway #304, Kamuela. Vetted for grades six through 12.

* JULY 19

Kupuna Singles, 5 p.m. at Big Island Grill. Info: 324-1570

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* JULY 25

• Senior ID card giveaway, 9 a.m. to noon, West Hawaii Civic Center – Building B, Kona. Info: 323-4320.

* 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.

* JULY 31

Kupuna Singles, 5:30 p.m. at Harbor House. Info: 339-7397.

* AUG 7

Kupuna Singles, 1 p.m. at Sun Dried Specialties-Fish Bowl. Info: 325-1288.

* 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.

* AUG 22

Kupuna Singles, 5 p.m. at Fish Hopper. Info: 815-5938.

* SEPT 18

Kupuna Singles, 5 p.m. at the Manago Hotel. Info: 333-8049.

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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.