• Compassion &Choices presentations on Hawaii’s Our Care Our Choice Act, which authorizes medical aid in dying for the terminally ill. The new law goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2019, and the presentations will cover information to share with your doctor, options for end-of-life care, and more. Kona’s presentation is 10-11:30 a.m. at the West Hawaii Civic Center council chambers, and Waimea’s will be 4-5:30 p.m. at Tutu’s House in Kamuela. Registration: 974-4000 ext 67335.
• Let’s Explore program for ages 5-14, 4:30 p.m. at Hale Halawai. Free event helps kids stamp a Halloween tote for collecting sweet treats! Registration Oct. 15-19 by calling 327-3565 or emailing Kelly.firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Kailua-Kona Seniors meeting, 10 a.m. at Hale Halawai. Celebrating October birthdays with bingo, bridge, and board games. Info: Joan, 329-1951.
• Medicare enrollment information session, 9:30-11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kailua-Kona Public Library.
• Kealakekua Public Library presents a 1-hour seminar, 5:30-6:30 p.m., with Michael McCray of the Hawaii Home Ownership Center. Learn the ABCs of buying a home with one on one coaching for overcoming the barriers to home ownership and getting connected to first-time home buyer assistance programs. Info: 323-7585.
• Kealakekua Public Library will present a Halloween screening of “Ghostbusters Answer the Call” (rated PG-13), 2-4 p.m. Armed with proton packs and plenty of attitude, four women battle ghouls on Times Square. Free freshly popped popcorn until supplies run out. Free to the public. Info: 323-7585.
• Kiwanis Club of Kailua-Kona meeting, 5:30 p.m. in the Regency Hualalai meeting room, 75-181 Hualalai Road, Kailua-Kona, 329-7878. All visiting Kiwanis and prospective members are invited to attend. The speaker will be Stephanie Nagata from OMKM. Info: KailuaKona4Kiwanis@gmail.com, Doug Payne, (909) 649-3516.
• “Finding and Using Your Intuition” workshop with Deborah Renwick. Use intuition to illuminate your skills, knowledge, and opportunities for success. Workshop is free, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Hawaii Community College – Palamanui in Koali 107. Info/RSVP: Carrie Kuwada Phipps, email@example.com or 969-8808.
• Mauna Kea Soil and Water Conservation District board meeting, 4 p.m. at the USDA/NRCS Waimea Service Center, 67-1185 Mamalahoa Highway, Ste. H148 in Waimea. For info or disability accommodation, call 885-6602, ext. 100.
• Inclusion First West Hawaii Disability Legislative Forum, 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the Old Kona Airport Pavilion, featuring a panel of legislators, county officials and others to discuss concerns regarding transportation, employment, education, housing and health for the community. Light refreshments.
• Bubble experiment, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Kealakekua Public Library for ages 8 and up. Learn about states of matter and hold a ball of swirling gas. Small children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.
• Habitat for Humanity Hawaii Island furniture liquidation sale to benefit Habitat programs. Thanks to a huge furniture donation from the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel, Habitat will hold a special sale 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at the old Sports Authority space at the Kona Commons in Kailua-Kona for three weeks or until items are sold out. Info: www.habitathawaiiisland.org.
* OCT. 27
• Ohana Halloween Paina, 5 p.m. at Keauhou Shopping Center. A family-friendly Halloween celebration with costume contests for keiki, adults, and family costumes, as well as trick-or-treating at participating merchants, a keiki fun zone, food trucks, and live entertainment. Info: keauhoushoppingcenter.com.
• Community seed library, 10 a.m. to noon at the Kailua-Kona Public Library. Third anniversary celebration! Bring your own seeds or cuttings with the plant name and growing tips. Do not bring any plants in soil. Info: 327-4327.
• Harvest Festival for Big Island kids, 5-7 p.m. at Grace Community Church, 74-4889 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona. Join for fun, games, prizes, candy, costume contest and a chili cook-off! No scary costumes please! Info: Kingdom Keiki on Facebook or Gracekona.org.
* OCT. 28
• Kawanui Farm and Aston Kinetics announce a unique workshop for all gardeners from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the farm in Honalo. “Aston Movement for Gardening” will be taught by movement leaders Judith Aston and Brian Linderoth. Info: Info or to reserve a space email Nancy Redfeather firstname.lastname@example.org or call 322-2801.
• Kawanui Farm and Aston Kinetics present “Aston Movement for Gardening,” a unique workshop for all gardeners, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the farm in Honalo. Judith Aston and Brian Linderoth will inspire a lifelong awareness for healthy movement and good exercise in the garden. Potluck to follow. Tuition $60; class size is limited so reserve a space by contacting Nancy Redfeather email@example.com or 322-2801. Info: www.astonkinetics.com.
* OCT. 30
• Kupuna Singles dinner, 5 p.m. at Teshima’s. Info: 333-8049.
• Eyes on the Reef discusses coral regrowth. Event runs 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Kailua-Kona Public Library.
• Lanihau Center 30th anniversary celebration, noon to 7 p.m. Free event features a craft fair, car show, hula, and a concert featuring Good to Go and Ho’aikane. Info: www.facebook.com/Lanihau.
• Cancer support group meeting, 7 p.m. at Teshima’s Restaurant in Hanalo. Cancer survivors, people diagnosed with cancer, and family and caregivers are invited. Info: Shirley, 323-2732.
* OCT. 31
• Kailua-Kona Seniors attend the monthly Senior Movie, 10 a.m. at the Civic Center, Building B. All seniors 55 and older are invited. No meeting at Hale Halawai this week. Info: Joan, 329-1951.
• Senior ID card giveaway, 9 a.m. to noon at West Hawaii Civic Center building B, Kona. Info: 323-4320.
• “Hocus Pocus” movie showing, 2-4 p.m. at the Kealakekua Public Library. After accidentally freeing evil witches, friends and a magical cat stop them from becoming immortal. Free popcorn; beverages allowed in closed containers.
• Read Aloud Shakespeare group meeting, 6-7:30 p.m. in Keauhou, featuring “Henry V.” If you are a Shakespeare fan, bring a copy of the play; attendees take turns reading the parts. No previous Shakespeare or acting ability required. Info: Joy Vogelgesang, 557-0694.
* NOV. 3
• Zen Meditation Class at Daifukuji Soto Mission, 1-2:30 p.m. Topics include correct posture on a cushion, bench, or chair and etiquette in a meditation hall, with special emphasis on what to do with your mind during meditation. Daifukuji Temple is at 79-7241 Mamalahoa Highway in Honalo next to Teshima’s Restaurant. Pre-registration is required; call 322-3524 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Farley Jones, a 20-year practitioner of the ancient practice of Centering Prayer, will lead a workshop on the practice, 9-11 a.m. Nov. 3 at Hawaiian Queen Coffee Garden, 1045 Henry St. The program is for anyone seeking a deeper relationship with the God of one’s understanding, and inward healing, peace and love. Donation only. RSVP, or for questions, email Farley at email@example.com.
* NOV. 4
• Aromatherapy Boot Camp, including lectures on blending essential oils, addressing the latest issues in aromatherapy and an opportunity for students to immerse themselves into Hawaii’s rich culture and explore the island’s energy vortexes, held Nov. 4-9 at the American College of Healthcare Sciences Kona campus. Info: achs.edu/course/2018-kona-aromatherapy-workshop-current-issues-aromatherapy.
• “Soul Hunting,” a free talk by international healer Shola Angela Ricco, 7:30 p.m. at the Dragonfly Ranch, on topics of healing transformations and growth. Info: www.dragonflyranch.com or www.alohashola.com.
* NOV. 5
• Blood Bank of Hawaii blood drive, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hawaii Preparatory Academy Gates Performing Arts Center lobby in Waimea.
* 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.
• Blood Bank of Hawaii blood drive, 8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Kona Stake Center – Cultural Hall
* NOV. 7
• Kona Crime Prevention Committee luncheon meeting, 12:30 p.m. at Huggos at 12:30, honoring Kona Police Officer Ansel Robinson. Lunch is $20 inclusive. Reservations required, contact Liz at firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 5.
• Blood Bank of Hawaii blood drive, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Kona Stake Center – Cultural Hall.
* ILOA Galaxy Forum Hawaii 2018, 4:15-6:15 p.m., free at Kahilu Town Hall in Waimea. Hawaii Mayor Harry Kim, representatives from CFHT, Keck, Subaru, EAO/JCMT, and ILOA will talk about Hawaii 21st Century Astrophysics, Astronomy from the Moon, and Maunakea as a Living Monument for World Peace. Info: RSVP email@example.com or 885-3474.
• Kailua-Kona Seniors meeting, 10 a.m. at Hale Halawai. Officers election to be held; finalizing of crafts for Dec. 5 fundraiser.
* NOV 10
• A healthy 5K run/walk for all ages, interactive health fair with free screenings and demos, and exciting silent auction and quilt drawing make a full day of “Fit-Bid-Fun” at Waikoloa School. The ninth annual event helps fund literacy programs by Friends of the Library – Waikoloa Region. To register and for info visit www.flwr-runforliteracy.com.
• Kalanihale fourth annual La Ohana, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Milolii Park, South Kona. Free health and Hawaiian culture event with free health screening, cultural demonstrations, Hawaiian medicine informational booths, live entertainment, food vendors, school fundraisers and more.
* Big Island growers sixth annual Plant People Road Show 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Old Kona Airport Pavilion. Talk story with 12 growers from the island’s different regions. Admission is free.
* Dances of Universal Peace, 6-7:30 p.m. at the New Thought Center in Kealakekua. Moving in the moment while singing sacred phrases of the myriad of spiritual traditions that grace the Earth.
• Learn to grow edible &medicinal mushrooms on logs, stumps and wood chips with Zach Mermel, 1-4 p.m. at The Society for Kona’s Education &Art, 84-5191 Mamalahoa Highway, Captain Cook. Participants get shiitake and King Stropharia mushroom kits. Tuition $55 ($50 for SKEA members). Registration: 328-9392 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
* NOV. 14
• Kailua-Kona Seniors meeting, 10 a.m. at Hale Halawai for a members-only Thanksgiving luncheon. Club provides the turkey, members potluck the rest.
* NOV. 16
• Kailua-Kona Seniors meeting, 9 a.m. at Xtreme Bowling Alley for the third-Friday bowling day.
* NOV. 17
• Kawaihae Cane Club’s 24th annual luau, 5 p.m. at the Kawaihae Canoe Club site. Enjoy an outdoor luau with authentic food and great Hawaiian entertainment under the stars. Presale adult tickets are $40 and child tickets are $15 (ages 5-10). Gate opens at 5 p.m. and dinner starts at 6. Info: Izzy, 987-2819 or email@example.com.
• Kauaha’ao Congregational Church fundraising bazaar, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of Mamalahoa Highway, Kamaoa Road and Pinao Street just above the Wong Yuen Store. The church will be selling kalua pig plate lunches, containers of kalua pig, smoked meat bowls, baked goods, produce, crafts. Info: Debbie at 928-8039.
* NOV. 21
• Kailua-Kona Seniors meeting, 10 a.m. at Hale Halawai. Game day and November birthdays celebration.
* NOV. 27
• Kupuna Singles dinner, 5 p.m. for Taco Tuesday at Korner Pocket. Info: 937-9732.
* NOV. 28
• Kailua-Kona Seniors meeting, 10 a.m. at the Civic Center, Building A for Movie Day, featuring “Won’t you be my Neighbor,” the biography of Fred Rogers and his TV show, “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.” All seniors 53 years and older are invited.
* DEC. 4
• Kupuna Singles lunch, 11:30 a.m. at Sam Choy’s Kai Lanai. Info: (760) 815-5938.
* DEC. 8
• Kailua-Kona free household hazardous waste collection event, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Kailua-Kona (Kealakehe) Recycling &Transfer Station, 74-625 Hale Makai Place. For a complete list of acceptable &non-acceptable materials visit www.hawaiizerowaste.org/recycle/household-hazardous-waste.
* Dances of Universal Peace, 6-7:30 p.m. at the New Thought Center in Kealakekua. Moving in the moment while singing sacred phrases of the myriad of spiritual traditions that grace the Earth. A spiritual practice in motion.