Community Calendar

* TODAY

• Hoola 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.

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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.

• VFW post 12122 Friday $8 meal is pasta, salad and dessert. All members, veterans and their family and guests are welcome and encouraged to attend.

* SATURDAY

• 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.

Korean War Veterans Association of West Hawaii Chapter 279 meeting, 10 a.m. at the Kona VFW Center, 73-4876 Kamanu St. in the Kaloko industrial area. Info: Ronald Cole, 327-9304, or Secretary David Simon, 769-4427.

VFW Post 12122 monthly meeting, 11:30 a.m., 73-4876 Kamanu St. in the Kaloko industrial area.

• Delve into authentic Hawaiian cultural practices via ‘Ike Hana No’eau (Experience the Skillful Work) programs, held every Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 p.m. in Kahuku near mile marker 70.5, in Ka’u. The programs last an hour and are free. This weekend, July 14 and 15, park rangers and staff from Hawaii Pacific Parks Association will share their knowledge and passion for native Hawaiian games that test one’s strength and agility.

• Realms and Divisions of Kahuku, 9:30-11:30 a.m. near mile marker 70.5, in Ka’u. Experience the intersection of nature and culture on this moderately difficult 2-mile, two-hour guided hike on Pu’u Kahuku Trail. Explore the realms and divisions of the traditional Hawaiian classification system at Kahuku. Bring a snack for the “talk story” segment of this hike.

• Connect Hawaii presents a community talk story event on disaster preparedness, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Keauhou Shopping Center meeting space next to Bianelli’s. Presenting will be representatives from Hawaii County Civil Defense and State Farm.

* SUNDAY

• Delve into authentic Hawaiian cultural practices via ‘Ike Hana No’eau (Experience the Skillful Work) programs, held every Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 p.m. in Kahuku near mile marker 70.5, in Ka’u,. The programs last an hour and are free. Park rangers and staff from Hawaii Pacific Parks Association will share their knowledge and passion for native Hawaiian games that test one’s strength and agility.

• Nature &Culture: An Unseverable Relationship (He Pilina Wehena ‘Ole). Hike the Palm Trail and be inspired by a place where hulihia (catastrophic change) and kulia (restoration) can be observed as the land transitions from the 1868 lava flow and its pioneer plants, to deeper soil with more diverse and older flora. Learn about native plants and their significance in Hawaiian culture. This moderate hike is about 2 miles and takes two hours. Offered 9:30-11:30 a.m. near mile marker 70.5, in Ka’u.

* 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.

Hip-hop with Mr. Kneel, 3 p.m. at the Kailua-Kona Public Library. Mr. Kneel brings his music-making fun to children from Kindergarten to fifth grade. Mr. Kneel teaches hip-hop music, beat-boxing and interactive games. Children must be accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver. This program is free.

• Kealakekua Public Library presents a movie screening of “Searching for Sugarman” (rated PG-13), a critically acclaimed documentary of 1970s rock star Sixto Rodriguez. Free, movie starts at 5:30 p.m.; Free popcorn while supplies last. Info: 323-7585.

Rotary Club of Kona Sunrise meeting, 7 a.m. above Humpy’s Restaurant. Guest speaker is Naomi O’Dell, administrator, VRL, County of Hawaii, speaking on on RealID credentials. Info: Donna Urban-Higuchi, 938-5137.

* 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 21

• Kailua-Kona Public Library presents a workshop, 10-11 a.m., for adults who have type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, 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. Info: 327-4327.

* JULY 24

• The Kailua-Kona Public Library hosts the Ala Kahakai Trail Association at 5:30 p.m. The Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail is a 175-mile trail corridor of ancient and historic coastal routes reconnecting our traditional ahupua’a to unite local communities around common goals to preserve Hawaii’s cultural and ecological landscape. Come and learn about the trail ohana and upcoming hikes led by the association. Info: 327-4327.

* 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.

• Kiwanis Club of Kailua-Kona meeting, 5:30 p.m. at The Regency at Hualalai meeting room, 75-181 Hualalai Road, Kailua-Kona. All visiting Kiwanis and prospective members are invited to attend. Info: Doug, l-dpayne@msn.com, (909) 649-3516.

• Kealakekua Public Library presents a screening for the whole family, the Disney musical “The Little Mermaid” rated PG, 1-2:30 p.m. Free popcorn while supplies last. Free to the public. Info: 323-7585.

* 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.

• Kona and Ka’u House and Senate Candidate Agricultural Forum, 6-8 p.m. at the Konawaena Elementary School in Kealakekua. Forum subject area is to help meet the needs of farmers, and participants are encouraged to bring questions. Co-sponsored by Kona Coffee Farmers Association and Kona Farmers Union.

* 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.