• Last day to register for the free HiSTEP Intro to Exporting seminar. Learn how to bring your small business into the export business in markets around the world. Register online at histep2019-kickoff-kona.eventbrite.com. Info: 522-8040.
• Keauhou Volleyball Association’s Halloween Volley-Boo charity tournament — Halloween Mixer (4s draw, 32-player max), players must play in costume or points will be awarded to your opponents. Check-in 4 p.m.; final games to be played Oct. 27. Portion of proceeds goes to The Cancer Treatment Center at Kona Hospital. Info: 938-2488 or 938-4226.
• 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.
• Kona Elks Lodge is hosting a Halloween Costume Party from 6-9 p.m. Music by DJ Jack Crobaugh, costume prizes, $5 cover charge, a la carte pupu menu. Members and guests welcome.
• Knights of Columbus Kona steak fry fundraiser, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the KTA Kona parking lot 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $12 per plate contributes to your community while enjoying an 8-ounce grilled steak, scoop of corn and scoop of rice. Pickup and carry.
• Soil health workshop presented by Melanie Willich of the Kohala Center, 9 a.m. to noon at the Maona Community Garden. Learn the basics of soil mineralogy and plant nutrition with a focus on soil fertility management for common crops of the Kona region. Prior registration required via email at maonacommunity firstname.lastname@example.org of call Chantal at 937-9800. Potluck lunch to follow.
• Keauhou Volleyball Association’s Halloween Volley-Boo charity tournament — Volley-Boo Mash-Up (open co-ed 4s, 8 team max), female must play the ball before it goes over the net and team costumes must be the same theme or points will be awarded to your opponents. Check-in 9 a.m. Portion of proceeds goes to The Cancer Treatment Center at Kona Hospital. Info: 938-2488 or 938-4226.
• 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 322-2801. Info: www.astonkinetics.com.
• “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety” documentary showing, 6 p.m. at Kamehameha Schools Hawaii William Charles Lunalilo Center, Keaau. Please register at: https://tinyurl.com/AngstAwareness.
• 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.
• Make-believe with puppets! Free program for children aged 5-7, 4 p.m. at Hale Halawai — read “Room on the Broom” and create puppets to act out the story. To register, call 327-3565 or email Kelly.email@example.com.
* 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.
• Kona Historical Society lecture featuring Natalie Kurashima, Integrated Resources Manager at Kamehameha Schools, discussing traditional Hawaiian ethnobotany and ethnoecology on Hawaii Island. Presentation 5:30 p.m. at the West Hawaii Civic Center. Info: 323-3222 or visit www.konahistorical.org.
* NOV. 2
• West Hawaii Hui Laulima meeting, 10:30 a.m. to noon at The Salvation Army, 75-223 Kalani, Kailua-Kona (across from the Church of Latter Day Saints). Public attendance is welcomed. Guest speaker Avery Kramer, board chair of La’i’Opua 2020 Community Development, will provide an update.
* 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.
• Tales of the Pacific with Dan Kelin, 10-11:00 a.m. at the Kailua-Kona Public Library. Master storyteller Dan Kelin takes his audience across the Pacific with tales from many islands that are a bit humorous, slightly odd, and occasionally send a shiver up your back: all the good stuff that stories offer! Appropriate for listeners of all sizes and ages, especially those that will offer a little help to the storyteller. Children must be accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver.
* 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.
• Senior ID card giveaway, 10 a.m. to noon, Kohala CSE Old Bank of Hawaii Building, Kohala. Info: 889-6502.
• The Neighborhood Place of Kona free parenting education course, “How to Talk So Kids Will Listen, and Listen So Kids Will Talk,” demonstrating effective skills for building relationships with children. Certificates of completion awarded to those who attend and participate in every class. The next class will be held 4-5 p.m. each Monday through Dec. 10. Details and signups, 331-8777.
* 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.
• “Brave” family movie matinee, 2-4 p.m. at the Kealakekua Public Library. A skilled archer and courageous daughter of a Scottish king tries to break a curse on her mother. Rated PG. Free, with free popcorn.
• Keck Observatory astronomy talk, 7 p.m. at at HPA’s Gates Performing Arts Center. Guest Speaker Pieter van Dokkum, Divisional Director of Physical Sciences and Engineering at Yale University, will present on the Dragonfly telescope, dark matter, and diffuse galaxies. Free and open to the public.
* NOV. 8
• Make a corn husk doll, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Kealakekua Public Library. Ages 6 and up; young children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.
• Kona Traffic Safety Committee meeting, 4:30-6 p.m.(KTSC) will meet Thursday November 8 from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Mayor’s Conference Room of the West Hawaii Community Center on Kealakakehe Parkway, second floor Building C above the DMV. Discuss traffic issues with public officials who can make a difference. Everyone is welcome.
* 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.
• Active duty and Marine veterans on the Big Island on Nov. 10 are invited to the afternoon Marine Corps Ball hosted by Camp Tarawa Marine Corps League, 2:30 p.m. at Mai Grill in Waikoloa Beach Resort – Aloha attire recommended. Come celebrate the 243rd birthday of the Corps. Please RSVP Dele Ross, 322-2172.
* 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. 13
• Page Masters meeting, 5-6 p.m. at the Kailua-Kona Public Library for the Newbery Quiz Bowl reading competition. Students grades four through seven are eligible to form quiz bowl teams to represent their school or library. If you are interested in joining the Page Masters, attend this meeting to learn more.
• Thanksgiving Turkey Baster Relay, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Kealakekua Public Library. Race for prizes in several categories. Ages 4 and up.
• Slack key guitar with Derek Kalima, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Kailua-Kona Public Library.
• Senior ID card giveaway, 9-11 a.m., Lily Yoshimatsu Senior Center, Waimea. Info: 887-3008. Also available 9 a.m. to noon, West Hawaii Civic Center – Building B, Kona. Info: 323-4320.
* 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.
• “The Neverending Story” family movie matinee, 2-4 p.m. at the Kealakekua Public Library. A fantasy land needs the help of a human child to survive. Rated PG. Free, with free popcorn.
• Senior ID card giveaway, 1-3 p.m., Hale Hauoli Senior Center, Honokaa. Info: 775-7503.
* 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.
• F.O.L.K. Lanai Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kailua-Kona Public Library.
* NOV. 20
• Rat lungworm disease findings, presented by Dr. Susan Jarvi of the UH Hilo Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Kailua-Kona Public Library.
* NOV. 21
• Kailua-Kona Seniors meeting, 10 a.m. at Hale Halawai. Game day and November birthdays celebration.
• “Free Birds” family movie matinee, 2-4 p.m. at the Kealakekua Public Library. Turkeys travel back in time to 1621 to prevent all turkeys from becoming holiday dinners. Rated PG. Free, with free popcorn.
* 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.
• “Ever After” movie screening, 2-4 p.m. at the Kealakekua Public Library. A Cinderalla story, rated PG-13, starring Drew Barrymore and Angelica Huston. Free, with free popcorn.
* NOV. 29
• Make your own snow in a fun science experiment for ages 4 and up, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Kealakekua Public Library. Young children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.
* 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.