Community Calendar 06-28-18

* TUESDAY

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

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• 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.

Nonpartisan, moderated candidate forum for the candidates for State Senate 3, West Hawaii — Democrats Brenda Ford and Dru Kanuha, and Libertarian Michael Last — 6-8 p.m. at the West Hawaii Civic Center Council Chambers.

Free Bon dance classes, 7-8:30 p.m. at Daifukuji Soto Mission’s social hall, 79-7241 Mamalahoa Highway in Honalo, with sensei Winifred Kimura. Info: 322-3524 or www.daifukuji.org.

* WEDNESDAY

• Kings’ Shops hosts 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.

Kailua-Kona Seniors celebrate Independence Day at Hale Halawai, 10 a.m. Info: Joan, 329-1951.

* THURSDAY

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

Free Bon dance classes, 7-8:30 p.m. at Daifukuji Soto Mission’s social hall, 79-7241 Mamalahoa Highway in Honalo, with sensei Winifred Kimura. Info: 322-3524 or www.daifukuji.org.

* FRIDAY

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

Kona Orchid Society’s monthly meeting, 5:30 p.m. at Makua Lani Academy, 74-4966 Kealakaa. The presentation will be on “Brassavola Hybrids – The New Look At Cattleyas” by the American Orchid Society Slide Program. Potluck optional, bring bring a pupu to share. Info: Stephanie at 987-2822.

* SATURDAY

• 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.

• Hawaii Community College’s second Auto Body Repair &Painting Auto Show, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hawaii CC Manono Campus back parking lot, Hilo. Live entertainment, showcase of vehicles from classics to race cars to cruisers, door prizes, a parade and refreshments. Free; any proceeds will benefit the auto body repair program.

* 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.

• Kailua Kona Public Library will host a one-hour evening of ukulele Hawaiian favorites, starting at 5:30 p.m. Bring your ukulele and sing along with Uncle Bobo and friends. Free. Info: 327-4327.

Free Bon dance classes, 7-8:30 p.m. at Daifukuji Soto Mission’s social hall, 79-7241 Mamalahoa Highway in Honalo, with sensei Winifred Kimura. Info: 322-3524 or www.daifukuji.org.

* 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.

• The Kealakekua Public Library presents a screening of ‘Hairspray’ (rated PG), a musical romantic comedy with John Travolta and Michelle Pfeiffer, 1-3 p.m. Entertainment for the whole family, with free popcorn while supplies last. Beverages may be brought in closed containers. Sponsored by Friends of the Libraries, Kona this event is free to the public. Info: 323-7585.

The American Legion Kona Post 20 and Auxiliary monthly meeting and induction of officers at the Kona Elks Lodge, 74-5596 Pawai Place, next to Kona Brewery, 4 p.m. Dinner will be served after the meeting. Members and guests call Jim Hussey, 464-4341, (706) 589-0387 or email: texjr594@gmail.com for dinner reservation or info.

• Kailua-Kona Seniors meeting at Hale Halawai, 9 a.m., for an outing at Spencer Beach Park. Potluck and barbecue; bring swim and sun gear. Info: Joan, 329-1951.

Brain injury support group meeting, 6-8 p.m. at Hawaiian Rehabilitation Services, 75-165 Hualalai St. Guest speaker is pharmacist Pat Adams, speaking on compounding crème formulations including those for pain management, a new dietary nasal spray for neuro-health, formulations used for wound healing and topically-applied hormonal replacement therapy. Info: Karen Klemme RN at 896-2962.

The Hawaii Island Red Cross Disaster Response class ‘Psychological First Aid,’ 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at West Hawaii Civic Center community hale. Build understanding and skills to assist others and themselves at times of emergency and loss. Free.

* JULY 12

National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Kailua-Kona chapter summer barbecue and picnic, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Old Kona Airport Park Pavilion 3. All active and retired federal employees are invited and welcome to attend. The chapter will provide the entree, salads, condiments, water and other service items — bring fruit or a light dessert to share and a small donation of $5 per person. RSVP by July 8. Info: Mike, (208) 870-5126, Annette at (208) 859-3565, or narfe.1802@gmail.com.

Kona Traffic Safety Committee will meet 4:30-6 p.m. in the Mayors Conference Room of the West Hawaii Community Center on Kealakakehe Parkway, second floor Building C above the DMV, to discuss traffic issues. Everyone is welcome.

Free Bon dance classes, 7-8:30 p.m. at Daifukuji Soto Mission’s social hall, 79-7241 Mamalahoa Highway in Honalo, with sensei Winifred Kimura. Info: 322-3524 or www.daifukuji.org.

* 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.

National Federation of the Blind, Hawaii chapter meeting, 11:30 a.m. at Hale Halawai. Guest speaker is Kelly Drysdale, candidate for County Council District 7. She is interested in hearing the concerns of the visually challenged in maintaining an independent lifestyle. Info: nfb-westhi.org or Betty at 329-5519.

* 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.

• New Thought Center of Hawaii presents Hank Wesselman, Ph.D., with a workshop titled “The Spirit Teacher,” 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Kealakekua. Wesselman has done extensive archeological work in Africa as an anthropologist and teaches about the shamanic and healing traditions of indigenous people. Info: 325-7441 or newthoughtcenterofhawaii.com.

Daifukuji Soto Mission’s Bon Dance, 6:30-10 p.m. Kona Daifukuji Taiko and Kona Hongwanji Taiko will be featured. A snack shop, as well as the temple’s gift shop, will be open from 6 p.m. The temple is located at 79-7241 Mamalahoa Highway next to Teshima’s restaurant in Honalo. Info: 322-3524 or www.daifukuji.org.

* JULY 18

Kailua-Kona Seniors meeting, 10 a.m. at Hale Halawai to celebrate July birthdays. Bingo and board games will be played. Info: Joan, 329-1951.

* JULY 19

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

* JULY 20

Kailua-Kona Seniors monthly bowling trip, 9. a.m. at Xtreme Bowling Alley.

* JULY 25

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

Kailua-Kona Seniors Midsummer Treasure Sale, 9 a.m. to noon. Come by and go home with a bargain. 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 info@pacificcoffeeresearch.com.

* JULY 31

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

* AUG 2

Meet and greet open house, 5-6 p.m. at Kealakehe Elementary School. Parents of students in first through fifth grades are invited to bring in their child’s school supplies and meet their teacher.

* 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.