Community Calendar

* Today

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.

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• 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.

• The Neighborhood Place of Kona free parenting education course “How to Talk So Kids Will Listen, and Listen So Kids Will Talk.” Learn effective skills for building relationships with children. Six-week course, 90 minute classes Jan. 15 through Feb. 26. A certificate of completion is awarded to those who attend and participate in every class. Info/signup: 331-8777.

Dancing with Parkinson’s class, 10 a.m. at Kona Dance Peforming Arts Studio, 81-973 Halekii St, Kealakekua.

* Wednesday

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 Hauoli 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 p.m. 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.

Rotary Club of Kona Sunrise meeting, 7 a.m. at Humpy’s Restaurant. Speaker is Benson Medina, president, Rotary Club of South Hilo (27). Info: Donna Urban-Higuchi, 938-5137.

* THURSDAY

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 narfe.1802@gmail.com

• 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.

* FRIDAY

West Hawaii County Band free Friday concert “January Breeze,” 6:30 p.m. at Hale Halawai County Park on Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona. Featuring music by American composers including Frank Erickson’s Blue Ridge Overture, “A Charlie Brown Celebration,” a medley from the Peanuts gang, tunes from the Roaring 20s, swinging jazz tunes from Duke Ellington and “The Liberty Bell March” by America’s foremost composer for band, John Philip Sousa.

* 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 dee.fulton.wv@gmail.com or call (304) 322-1050 for more info. No prior card-playing experience necessary.

• Aloha Quilters of Kona will meeting, 9:30 a.m. at Queen Emma Community Center at Christ Church in Kealakekua. Meeting is open to every one, novice quilter or old hand, with interest in traditional or Hawaiian style quilting. Info: Eileen at 328-8027

* Women’s March.

* Post will be closed Thursday and Friday for repairs. Saturday VFW $8 meal onion burgers, potato chips and desert, 5-7 p.m. VFW Auxiliary will hold their monthly meeting starting at 10:30. a.m. Info: Don Zero (509) 879-1040.

Jan. 21

* West Hawaii chapter of Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers meeting, 7-9 p.m. Heather Forester from the Hawaii Ant Lab will speak on new little fire ant infestations in South Kona and what we can do about it, 81-6393 Mamalahoa at the HTFG office. Info: Brian Lievens, 895-8753, greenwizard@hawaii.rr.com or Ken Love, 323-2417; kenlove@hawaiiantel.net

* 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.

• Experience Volcano Hawaii will be hosting a community forum at 5 p.m. at Cooper Center in Volcano to discuss the future of the community and some of the future challenges that Volcano face. County, state, and park official have been invited to attend the forum and answer resident’s questions

* 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.

• The Kailua-Kona Lions Club will be manning a booth and collecting both used eyeglasses and musical instruments for the local schools, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All donations are appreciated. Info: Carla Brown, 331-1360.

• Philippine mobile consular outreach, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the West Hawaii Civic Center, Building G. Services include passport renewal, absentee voting registration, dual citizenship application, reports of birth and marriage, document authentication and more. Appointment required, visit www.facebook.com/konavisayanclub and click “book now.” Info: 545-6316 or www.philippineshonolulu.org.

* 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.

• Philippine mobile consular outreach, 8 a.m. to noon at the West Hawaii Civic Center, Building G. Services include passport renewal, absentee voting registration, dual citizenship application, reports of birth and marriage, document authentication and more. Appointment required, visit www.facebook.com/konavisayanclub and click “book now.” Info: 545-6316 or www.philippineshonolulu.org.

* JAN. 28

• Age reversal webinar with Drs. Denisa Rensen and Jade McGaff. Info: www.denisarensen.com/agereversalhawaii or www.jademd.com/agereversalhawaii. 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. 1

* In celebration of Black History Month, the Kona Choral Society presents the third annual “The Storm is Passing Over: A Celebration of African-American Gospel and Spirituals.” 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Kailua-Kona. Info: konachoralsociety.org or contact: konachoralsociety@gmail.com.

* FEB. 2

• Golden Gallop race, 8 a.m. at the West Hawaii Civic Center This FREE 5k or 1 mile race is open to everyone, with special prizes awarded for those aged 55 and older. Info: Kelly, 327-3565 or Kelly.Hudik@hawaiicounty.gov.

* 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.

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* MARCH 20

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