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Sunrise service planned at Old
Kona Airport Park
The Kona community is invited to the 34th annual Sunrise Service at 6 a.m. Sunday on the ball field at Old Kona Airport Park.
Sponsored by the Kona Minister’s Fellowship, the service will include an all-church hulau, a children’s message and worship songs celebrating the resurrection. This year’s focus, “The Message Lives On,” is in honor of the 195th anniversary of the arrival of the first missionaries to Kona.
Attendees should bring a mat or beach chair as seating is limited.
Annual Solid Rock Ministries Easter
egg hunt planned
Solid Rock Ministries will hold its annual Kona’s Biggest Easter Egg Rush Saturday on the soccer field at Old Kona Airport Park.
Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. with the first egg rush scheduled for 9. Children in four age categories ages 0 through 11 years old will rush for 50,000 stuffed plastic eggs.
All participants are entered in drawings to win prizes such as bicycles, iPods, video games and body boards. The event also includes free refreshments, games and balloons.
For more information, call Shirley Araki, Solid Rock Ministries, at 327-6543.
Free lei-making workshop planned
Tootsie Weller, Patsy Shiogi and other noted lei makers will demonstrate their craft from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday at the Waimea Homestead Farmers’ Market.
They will provide instruction on how to make lei of ti and kukui leaves, akulikuli flowers, single orchid, lantern ilima, tuberose and Chinese lily. They will also provide instruction in haku, wili and kui lei making techniques.
Hands-on participation is encouraged and donations of flowers and foliage are welcome including palapalai, kupukupu, lauae and palaa ferns. The workshop is free.
Participants are encouraged to enter their lei in a contest being held that evening in conjunction with the Waimea Hawaiian Civic Club’s Scholarship Fundraising Poi Supper at Kuhio Hale (Waimea’s Hawaiian Homes Hall).
For more information, call Tootsie Weller at 960-1183 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seniors to don
Kailua-Kona Seniors will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hale Halawai.
Members are encouraged to participate in an Easter Parade on Alii Drive. Decorated hats will be judged and prizes awarded in three categories: most beautiful, most creative and most humorous. The group will also celebrate April birthdays and play games.
For further information, call Dave at 345-1388 or Pat at 329-2424.
Free family movie series begins Friday
Waimea Athletics is sponsoring a series of free classic movie nights at 7 p.m. on the first Friday of each month at Thelma Parker Gym. The first movie will be shown Friday.
Attendees may bring beach chairs. Free popcorn and concession items will be available. The family friendly event is drug and alcohol free.
West Hawaii Hui Laulima meeting postponed
Because of Good Friday, the West Hawaii Hui Laulima will not meet Friday. The next meeting will be May 1.
For more information, contact Linda Jeffrey at 313-3652 or email@example.com.
Guided meditation classes offered
Gavin Harrison leads Walking Meditation in the Wild from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Iole, the Historic Bond Homestead, at 53-496 Iole Rd. in Kapaau.
Participants should bring a hat, hiking shoes, water, a cushion for rest stops, raingear and mosquito repellent. There is no charge, but a donation of $10 to $15 is suggested. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Iole office at 889-5151.
Harrison will also lead a sitting and walking meditation with dialogue, and meditation guidance from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Waimea Events Salon, 66-1664 Waiaka St. Experienced and beginning meditators are welcome. Donations are accepted. For more information call Matilda Tompson at 885-9206 or email TompsonP001@hawaii.rr.com.
Ocean users asked
to respect wave
buoy in Hilo Bay
Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System performed routine maintenance of the Hilo Bay wave buoy and retrieved harmful gear that was wrapped around the mooring line. In order to keep the buoy operational, ocean users are asked to carefully navigate around the wave buoy, refrain from tying to the equipment, and avoid fishing within 600 yards to minimize entanglement in the mooring line.
The buoy is located more than 7 miles northeast of Hilo harbor and will continue to send information on ocean and wave conditions.
Hilo wave buoy data is available at pacioos.org/wavebuoy/hilobuoy.php.
Monk Seal 101 training offered
Monk Seal 101, a free training session for new volunteers, will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 9 in Kailua-Kona by the West Hawaii Marine Mammal Response Network, which is currently recruiting volunteers.
The training will be facilitated by Mimi Olry, veterinarian and field coordinator with Kauai Marine Mammal Response, and Earl Miyamoto, coordinator of the Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Marine Wildlife Program. This is an introductory course for new volunteers and a refresher for current volunteers.
Miyamoto will also introduce the Barbless Circle Hook Program, a state-run program that promotes the use of these hooks to reduce the severity of injuries to fish and any protected species hooked accidentally.
For more information, location, and to sign up for the volunteer training, contact Cindi Punihaole by Monday, April 6, at email@example.com or 895-1010.
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