Preparing for wildfire: Hawaii Wildfire Summit to train all who live or work in blaze-prone areas

KOHALA COAST — A first-ever Hawaii Wildfire Summit will be held April 30 through May 4 at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel &Bungalows. Co-sponsored by the Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization (HWMO), Pacific Fire Exchange and Big Island Wildfire Coordinating Group, the summit will be a unique opportunity for people who deal with wildfire in their work and communities across Hawaii and the Pacific to learn, share and collaborate on ways to fight and prevent wildfires.

Wet in Waimea

Nearly 20 inches of rain, along with traditional spitting rain, have fallen so far in April as of Friday, according to Pacific Islands Water Science Center. Residents have found ways to avoid the wet weather, or face it head on.

Laughter Therapy 4-16-18

Let’s start the day with one of my very favorites! A woman’s random thoughts: Skinny people irritate me, especially when they say things like, “You know sometimes I just forget to eat!” Now I’ve forgotten my address, my mother’s maiden name and my keys. But, I have never forgotten to eat! Are those people just an unusual kind of stupid?

Tutu’s House

Yoga Basics with Janet Lam meets from 8-9 a.m. every Monday. Start the week feeling balanced, flexible and strong. This class includes fundamental yoga poses and, although not specifically a beginner’s class, the movement sequence can easily accommodate students new to yoga or returning to a yoga practice.

19th annual Keiki Fest returns this Saturday

Children ages 3-12, along with their parents, can spend a fun free day exploring a variety of hands-on activities related to the environment, fitness, health, mind, nutrition and safety from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Parker Ranch Center sponsored event.