Kohala swimming pool closed until further notice

As first announced Thursday, the Kohala community pool is closed until further notice due to equipment failure in the pump room. While the department evaluates the situation, swimmers can use the Kona Community Aquatic Center or the Honokaa Swimming Pool. Operating times, contact numbers and other pool information are listed under the Aquatics section of the Department’s website, http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/parks-and- recreation/.

HCFCU youth events scheduled in Kohala

Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union’s (HCFCU) Kohala branch will offer a coloring station, photo booth and a Create-A-Bank contest all day Friday. From 2–6 p.m. a Keiki ID will be offered in addition to games, a science center, face painting and tattoos from 3–6 p.m.

Honokaa seed exchange and potluck set for Sunday

Attendees will share seeds and stories with farmers and gardeners while enjoying music and a potluck lunch open to the public from noon-4 p.m. this Sunday at Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hamakua in Honokaa. The event is presented by Honokaa Seed Exchange in collaboration with The Kohala Center and Hawaii Seed Growers Network.

Rep. Evans hosting community forum about Kawaihae Harbor

From 4:30-6:30 p.m. April 30, Rep. Cindy Evans, Finn McCall from Department of Land & Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation, and PTA’s commander Lt. Col. Marquez will hold a public forum to share updates on Kawaihae Harbor. The meeting will be held at Waimea Civic Center, next to the Waimea Courthouse.

Tennis legends to play in Hawaii’s first PowerShares Series

The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel will host Hawaii’s first ever PowerShares Series tennis tournament May 5 and 6. John McEnroe, Jim Courier, Mardy Fish and Tommy Haas will be the four competing players in the Champions Cup presented by Hawaii Tourism Authority and will play two one-set semifinal matches and a championship match between the winners.

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.