Community Calendar

* Today

• VFW post 12122 foxtrot lessons and practice, 7-9 p.m. Donation $12, preregistration appreciated at (970) 739-6771.


* Monday

Age reversal webinar with Drs. Denisa Rensen and Jade McGaff. Info: or Free.

Blood Bank of Hawaii blood drive, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., LDS Waimea Ward – Cultural Hall.

• Children 2-5 years old are invited to the Kealakekua Library for stories and learning activities that promote brain development through increased knowledge, vocabulary, imagination, and concentration, 11 a.m. Info: 323-7585.

• Registration opens today to design your own T-shirt with the County of Hawaii recreation program. Children ages 7-14 can create designs on sandpaper at 4 p.m. Jan. 15 at Hale Halawai and use them to decorate shirts. Free registration Jan. 7-11 for this free class; 327-3565 or Please bring a plain T-shirt that we can use to design.

* Tuesday

Senior ID card giveaway, 9-11 a.m., Lily Yoshimatsu Senior Center, Waimea. Info: 887-3008. Also available 9 a.m. to noon at Walmart, Kona. Info: 323-4320.

Blood Bank of Hawaii blood drive, 8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., LDS Kona Stake Center – Cultural Hall.

• Kiko Johnston Kitizawa presents on the Waakaulua double-hull canoe, 5-6:30 p.m. at the Kailua-Kona Public Library. Come see the canoe and hear talk story about the voyages of the Polynesians to Hawaii.

Learn an efficient transformational communication tool called Safe Conversations developed by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D at New Thought Center of Hawaii, 4-6 p.m. RSVP’s helpful, or 938-8452.

Kona Toastmasters meeting, 6-7 p.m at Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA), Hale Iako building, second floor. Info: Visit

* Wednesday

Kailua-Kona Seniors meeting, 10 a.m. at Hale Halawai. January birthday celebration with bingo, Scrabble, and Rummikub. Info: Joan, 329-1951.

Blood Bank of Hawaii blood drive, 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., LDS Kona Stake Center – Cultural Hall.

Kona Brain Injury Support Group meeting, 6-8 p.m. at Hawaiian Rehabilitation Services, 75-165 Hualalai St. Speaker is Peggy C. Murphy-Hazzard Psy.D., a licensed clinical psychologist. Dr. Murphy will be discussing the role of the neuropsychologist in brain injury rehabilitation. Invited are all brain injury, stroke or other neuro-trauma survivors, their families and caregivers, interested professionals and the public. Info: Karen Klemme, 896-2962.

• Kealakekua Public Library presents a matinee, 2 p.m., of “Crazy Rich Asians” (rated PG-13). Attending a wedding in Singapore, a working-class girl must contend with socialites, quirky relatives and a disapproving mother. Free fresh popcorn will be served and beverages in closed containers are permitted. Free. Info: 323-7585.

Kupuna Singles lunch, 11:30 a.m. at Original Thai. Info: 443-3892.

Kiwanis Club of Kailua-Kona meeting, 5:30 p.m. at the Regency Hualalai, Murals dining room, 75-181 Hualalai Road, Kailua-Kona. All visiting Kiwanis and prospective members are invited to attend. Info:, Doug Payne, (909) 649-3516.

Community meeting for the Waiaha water system improvements project in North Kona, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Kona Imin Center, 76-5877 Old Government Road, Holualoa. Get project details, schedule, and other information. Construction is scheduled to begin this month. Info: or 961-8060.

• West Hawaiii SBDC workshop, “How to Start a Business in Hawaii,” 9-11:30 a.m at Hale Iako, Suite 119, 73-970 Makako Bay Drive, Kailua-Kona. Registration $20, online at’s Events/Workshops link or call 333-5000 for more information.

American Legion Kona Post 20 and auxiliary monthly meeting at the Elks club, 74-5596 Pawai Place. Officers meeting starts at 3:30 p.m., general membership meeting at 4. All veterans invited. Info: 464-4341 or (706) 589-0387,

* Thursday

Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative 101 Class, 1-2 p.m. at the West Hawaii Civic Center Community Meeting Hale, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway. Jen Wilbur from the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii will present information about legislation in Hawaii and how getting involved can benefit West Hawaii businesses. Free. Registration is required; register at or call 329-1758. For info, contact the Chamber at 329-1758 or email

Age reversal talk with Drs. Denisa Rensen and Jade McGaff at Malama Pharmacy, Kailua-Kona. Info: or Free.

Kona Traffic Safety Committee (KTSC) meeting 4:30-6 p.m. to discuss traffic safety issues in the Mayors Conference Room of the West Hawaii Community Center on Kealakakehe Parkway. Second floor Building C above the License Bureau (DMV).

* JAN. 11

• Age reversal talk with Drs. Denisa Rensen and Jade McGaff at Dr. Jade McGaff Clinic, Waimea. Info: or Free.

* NFB meet and greet at Hale Halawai on Alii Drive in Kailua Kona at 11:30 a.m. to learn how we manage with vision loss. Info: Sally, 345-7065.

Jan. 12

The Auxiliary of the Kona Community Hospital annual membership meeting and complimentary luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Meet the new board of directors. RSVP by Jan. 9 at or call 322-6960. Info:

* In Hawaii, 1 in 6 adults have difficulty reading. Kona Literacy Center offers free, private tutoring to English-speaking adults. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer tutor, please join us for a two-day training Jan. 12 and 19, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at West Hawaii Civic Center. Registration is required. Please call 329-1180 or email for more information or to register.

• F.O.L.K. lanai book sale, 9 a.m. to noon at the Kailua-Kona Public Library.

* JAN. 13

• Dances of Universal Peace, 6-7:30 p.m. at New Thought Center in Kealakekua. Move in the moment while singing sacred phrases of many spiritual traditions. Info: Swami Om, 323-3344.

* JAN. 14

• Senior ID card giveaway, 10 a.m. to noon, Kohala CSE “Old Bank of Hawaii Building,” Kohala. Info: 889-6502.

* JAN. 15

• F.O.L.K. book club, 11 a.m. to noon at the Kailua-Kona Public Library, featuring “Checking You Out” by Peter Chaput. Author will be in attendance!

• Kailua-Kona Public Library presents a showing of “Smallfoot,” rated PG. Light snacks until supplies run out. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

* JAN. 16

Kailua-Kona Seniors meeting, 10 a.m. at Hale Halawai. Members Hobby Day, show and tell about what you make, collect or do. Seniors 55 and older. Info: Joan, 329-1951.

Senior ID card giveaway, 1-3 p.m., Hale Hau’oli Senior Center, Honokaa. Info: 775-7503.

• Kealakekua Public Library presents “Hotel Transylvania 3,” rated PG, 2-4 p.m.

* Kealakekua Public Library will present a one-hour program at 5:30 on making beautifully beaded earrings. Suitable for adults, it is limited to the first 5 patrons. Info: 323-7585.

• Hospice of Kona’s annual Circle of Remembrance, 5-7 p.m. at Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. Free event to share loving memories and special tributes to family and friends who have passed away, whether in the past year or beyond.

* JAN. 17

Senior ID card giveaway, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Yano Hall, Kona. Info: 323-4320.

Learn the basics of aerodynamics at the Kealakekua Public Library with practical experiments, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Suitable for ages 7 and up, children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. All materials provided.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees annual holiday gathering, 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Manta Restaurant, Mauna Kea Beach Resort. All active and retired Federal employees are invited. Reservation needed by Jan. 15. Info: (208) 870-5126, (208) 859-3565 or

* Kealakekua Public Library presents a science day on Basic Aerodynamics. How do airplanes fly? Learn about lift, weight, thrust and drag. Learn the answers to these questions and more with practical experiments. Suitable for ages 7 to adult. Info: 323-7585.

* JAN. 19

• Create a winning resume, 10-11 a.m. at the Kailua-Kona Public Library. Learn basics of resume creation, formatting, references and more. Ages 15 and up.

• Weekly beginner bridge class 1-3 p.m. Saturdays through Feb. 16 at the Kona Bridge Club. The fee of $25 includes the textbook. Email or call (304) 322-1050 for more info. No prior card-playing experience necessary.

* JAN. 23

• Kailua-Kona Seniors meeting, 10 a.m. at Hale Halawai to carpool to Higashihara Park. Indoor board games and outdoor games will be provided, lunch TBA. Info: Joan, 329-1951.

• Kealakekua Public Library presents “Mama Mia 2: Here We Go Again,” rated PG-13, 2-4 p.m. Free popcorn.

• Magic show with Cody Landstrom, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Kealakekua Public Library. Magic for all ages featuring sleight of hand, juggling, rope tricks and more.

* JAN. 24

• Kupuna Singles lunch, noon at Chubby’s in the bowling alley. Info: 937-9732.

* JAN. 26

• Magic show with Cody Landstrom, 1-2 p.m. at the Kailua-Kona Public Library. Magic for all ages featuring sleight of hand, juggling, rope tricks and more.

• Lessons and stories from Michaela Lehuanani Larson, 3-4 p.m. at the Kailua-Kona Public Library.

* JAN. 27

• SKEA’s annual membership day and gallery show, 2-5 p.m. at 84-5191 Mamalahoa Highway in Honaunau. Art exhibits and sales, hula performance with Aloha Mahina Hula Halau, music by NightTrain808, beverages and pupus, silent auction and a brief meeting, closing with a Kanikapila. Free and open to the public.

* JAN. 28

• Age reversal webinar with Drs. Denisa Rensen and Jade McGaff. Info: or Free.

* JAN. 29

• It doesn’t just snow on Maunakea, it does at the Kealakekua Public Library too! Make your own snow in a science experiment, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

* JAN. 30

• Kailua-Kona Seniors movie day, 10 a.m. at the Civic Center, building A, featuring “Book Club,” about 4 older women and the results of reading a ‘racy’ book. Info: Kelly, 327-3565.

• Senior ID card giveaway, 9 a.m. to noon, West Hawaii Civic Center – Building B, Kona. Info: 323-4320.

• Kealakekua Public Library presents “Christopher Robin,” rated PG, 2-4 p.m.

* FEB. 5

• Kupuna Singles lunch, 11:30 a.m. at the Canoe Club. Info: 322-9098.

* FEB. 20

• Kupuna Singles happy hour at Foster’s Kitchen, 3 p.m. 640-7665.


* MARCH 20

• Kupuna Singles dinner, 5:30 p.m. at Orchid Thai. Info: 339-7397.