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• Senior ID card giveaway, 9-11 a.m., Lily Yoshimatsu Senior Center, Waimea, info 887-3008; and 9 a.m. to noon at the Walmart in Kona. Info: 323-4320.
• Kailua-Kona Public Library will host a one-hour evening of ukulele Hawaiian favorites, starting at 5:30 p.m. Bring your ukulele and sing along with Uncle Bobo and friends. Free. Info: 327-4327.
• Free Bon dance classes, 7-8:30 p.m. at Daifukuji Soto Mission’s social hall, 79-7241 Mamalahoa Highway in Honalo, with sensei Winifred Kimura. Info: 322-3524 or www.daifukuji.org.
• Moderated candidate forum, 6-8 p.m. at the West Hawaii Civic Center Council Chambers for the candidates for County Council District 7. Questions will be taken from the public in advance at westhawaiiforum.org or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Soroptimist International of Kona meeting, 5:40-7 p.m. at West Hawaii Community Health Center, conference room. Non-members are welcome, please RSVP to Paula 329-3403.
• Senior ID card giveaway, 1-3 p.m., Hale Hauoli Senior Center, Honokaa. Info: 775-7503.
• Officer of the Month luncheon, honors Christopher Fukumoto, 12:30 p.m. at Huggo’s Restaurant for his outstanding performance as a member of the Hawaii Police Department. Luncheon cost $20; for reservations contact Liz Holey at email@example.com or 443-7708.
• The Kealakekua Public Library presents a screening of “Hairspray” (rated PG), a musical romantic comedy with John Travolta and Michelle Pfeiffer, 1-3 p.m. Entertainment for the whole family, with free popcorn while supplies last. Beverages may be brought in closed containers. Sponsored by Friends of the Libraries, Kona, this event is free to the public. Info: 323-7585.
• The American Legion Kona Post 20 and Auxiliary monthly meeting and induction of officers at the Kona Elks Lodge, 74-5596 Pawai Place, next to Kona Brewery, 4 p.m. Dinner will be served after the meeting. Members and guests call Jim Hussey, 464-4341, (706) 589-0387 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for dinner reservation or info.
• Kailua-Kona Seniors meeting at Hale Halawai, 9 a.m., for an outing at Spencer Beach Park. Potluck and barbecue; bring swim and sun gear. Info: Joan, 329-1951.
• Brain injury support group meeting, 6-8 p.m. at Hawaiian Rehabilitation Services, 75-165 Hualalai St. Guest speaker is pharmacist Pat Adams, speaking on compounding crème formulations including those for pain management, a new dietary nasal spray for neuro-health, formulations used for wound healing and topically applied hormonal replacement therapy. Info: Karen Klemme RN at 896-2962.
• The Hawaii Island Red Cross Disaster Response class “Psychological First Aid,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at West Hawaii Civic Center community hale. Build understanding and skills to assist others and themselves at times of emergency and loss. Free.
• Rotary Club of Kona Sunrise meeting, 7 a.m. above Humpy’s Restaurant, “Kick off” with new RCKS President Nestorio Domingo. Info: Donna Urban-Higuchi, 938-5137.
• National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Kailua-Kona chapter summer barbecue and picnic, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Old Kona Airport Park Pavilion 3. All active and retired federal employees are invited and welcome to attend. The chapter will provide the entree, salads, condiments, water and other service items — bring fruit or a light dessert to share and a small donation of $5 per person. RSVP by July 8. Info: Mike, (208) 870-5126, Annette at (208) 859-3565, or email@example.com.
• Kona Traffic Safety Committee will meet 4:30-6 p.m. in the Mayors Conference Room of the West Hawaii Community Center on Kealakakehe Parkway, second floor Building C above the DMV, to discuss traffic issues. Everyone is welcome.
• Daughters of Hawaii and Calabash Cousins luncheon meeting, noon at Mi’s Waterfront Bistro. Entertainment and July birthdays will be celebrated. Reservations: Marianne Rhine at 322-9335. Info: Bettina Linke at 324-7062 or Lale Kam at 938-6394.
• The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs hosts the Kona Business Action Center Day, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the County of Hawaii, West Hawaii Civic Center, Department of Research &Development, second floor, Building C above the DMV. Info: 323-4700.
• The Department of Taxation presents its 2018 Tax Workshop, 8:30-11:30 a.m. at Hawaii Community College Palamanui Campus, 73-4225 Ane Keohokalole, Kailua-Kona. Learn more about the Department and topics including rules updates, tax changes, and more. Fee $90 or $110 for late registrations. Info: 934-2700, register online at edvance.hawaii.hawaii.edu.
* JULY 13
• 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 6-8 p.m. at Glad Tidings Church, 116 Kapiolani St. in Hilo. Vetted for grades six through 12.
• 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.
* JULY 14
• 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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.
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