About Town | 11-20-15

Wreath making class offered in Waimea

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Wreath making class offered in Waimea

Waimea Outdoor Circle’s Annual Holiday Wreath Making Class will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 28 at at Ulu Laau, the Waimea Nature Park.

All materials, coffee and home baked cookies are included. Attendees should bring their own garden clippers and gloves. Because of ohia wilt disease, all plant materials will be gathered in and around Waimea.

Cost is $45 for a large wreath and $35 for a small one. A $5 discount is given to Waimea Outdoor Circle members. Attendees should reserve a spot in advance. Gift cards are available.

Info: 443-4482, wochawaii@gmail.com.

Aloha Quilters of Kona gather

Aloha Quilters of Kona meets at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Living Stones Church at Pine Trees Plaza, 73-4040 Hulikoa Drive in Kailua-Kona.

Aloha Quilters of Kona is composed of quilters working in both traditional and Hawaiian styles. The group meets informally on the third Saturday of each month to share ideas and techniques and to promote the art of quilting. New members, novice quilters or “old hands” are welcome.

Info: Eileen 328-8027, Lana, 329-3723.

Parker hosting keiki Winter Camp

Parker School is offering a Winter Camp for children ages 5-12 during winter break, Jan. 4-8. This year’s camp theme is “Night at the Museum.” Keiki will learn about King Tut, explore with Lewis and Clark and dissect dinosaurs. There is an optional sleepover where history comes to life.

Campers do not need to attend Parker School to join in the fun. The camp is held at Parker’s lower school campus from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $195 per child and includes daily snacks, materials and a camp T-shirt.

Info.: www.parkerschoolhawaii.org, cingalls@parkerschoolhawaii.org.

HAM radio enthusiasts meet

The Kona Amateur Radio Society will meet from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the south end of Wawaloli Beach Park at Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority.

All members, friends, and those interested in HAM radio are invited. Attendees should bring a Japanese dish for the themed potluck. The group meets on the fourth Sunday of each month.

Info: Van, 345-5008, nh7it@arrl.net

Foundation opens East Hawaii office

Hawaii Community Foundation, which has served the people of Hawaii for 99 years as one of the oldest community foundations in the nation, has opened a second office on Hawaii Island in Hilo. Senior philanthropy advancement officer Andrea Furuli leads the new Hilo office, located at the Hawaii Innovation Center, 117 Keawe St., Suite 108.

The East Hawaii office will serve as a resource for donors and nonprofit organizations in the region, which has seen a steady increase in philanthropic activity in recent years. Residents will be able to meet with HCF giving officers in their community to ensure their charitable contributions benefit causes in East Hawaii or the rest of the state, depending on their wishes.

The foundation has staff in island communities statewide, including offices on Maui and Kauai, two Hawaii Island locations, and its headquarters in downtown Honolulu.

Info.: Andrea Furuli, 935-1206, afuruli@hcf-hawaii.org.

100 Women Who Care supports Hunger Free Keiki

Kicking off its first quarterly meeting, 100 Women Who Care in North Hawaii awarded funds to Hunger Free Keiki.

Recently started by Annunciation Catholic Church, Hunger Free Keiki aims to feed homeless elementary students on the weekends.

The purpose of 100 Women Who Care in North Hawaii is to support local nonprofit projects and activities. The members meet four times each year for one hour when several members make presentations about charitable activities. Members vote for the one they wish to fund that quarter and write their donations directly to the selected charity.

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The group’s next meeting will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 23 at Paniolo Restaurant in Waimea. Visitors and new members are welcome.

Info: Clytie Mead, clytiemead@yahoo.com or Lisa Winborne, lisawinborne@earthlink.net.

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