Your Community Calendar

* Today

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


Senior ID card giveaway, 9 a.m. to noon, McDonald’s – Kona Commons. Info: 323-4320.

• 10-11:15 a.m. the Winter Series of Hawaii Dance for Parkinson’s Stretch, Balance and Move in Kona class at Kona Dance and Performing Arts 81-973 Halekii St, Kealakekua. Drop-ins are encouraged and welcome. No dance experience necessary, all levels and can start anytime in the series. Donation based.

* Wednesday

Kailua-Kona Seniors meeting, 10 a.m. at Hale Halawai. Make Valentines for Life Care Center. Board members meeting to follow. Info: Joan, 329-1951.

“Lady and the Tramp” movie matinee, 2-3:30 p.m. at the Kealakekua Public Library. Free popcorn; beverages in closed containers are permitted. Also Valentine’s block printing card making event, 3:30 p.m.

Kona Crime Prevention Committee monthly luncheon meeting, noon at Huggo’s, honoring Kona officer Adam Cho. Lunch is $20 inclusive. Reservations: Contact Liz by Feb. 4.

Rotary Club of Kona Sunrise meeting at 7 p.m. at Humpy’s Restaurant. Guest speaker will be Jill Wagner, director at Hawaii Island Seed Bank. Info: Contact Donna Urban-Higuchi at 938-5137.

• Rotary Club of Kona sponsoring the Meet and Eat meal provision to the underprivileged at Kealakehe High School, 5-7 p.m.

* Thursday

Financial aid assistance at the Palamanui campus in Kona from 5-7 p.m. Info: Paepae Haumana Welcome Center at 934-2800.

Kiwanis Club of Kailua-Kona will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Regency Hualalai meeting room, 75-181 Hualalai Road, Kailua-Kona, 329-7878. All visiting Kiwanis and prospective members are invited to attend. Special guest and speaker will be California Nevada Hawaii District Governor Rocci Barsotti and his wife. Governor Barsotti will present Hero Club awards as well as install a new member in our club. Info:, Doug Payne, 909-649-3516.

Rotary Club of Kona meeting, noon to 1 p.m. at Lava Java on Aii Drive. This week’s speaker Fritz Klasner, The Office of Mauna Kea Management. This week, the Rotary Club of Kona Foundation Scholarship Applications available for students to pick up from their school counselors.


• The West Hawaii Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind Valentine’s Party, 11:30 a.m. at Hale Halawai

• Korean War Veterans Association of West Hawaii Chapter 279, 10 a.m. at The Kona Veterans of Foreign Wars Center located at 73-4876 Kamanu Street in the Kaloko Industrial area. Membership is open to any person who has seen honorable service in any of the Armed Forces of the United States within Korea including territorial waters and airspace. Info: Ronald Cole, 327 9304, or David Simon 769 4427.

• The VFW $8 Friday meal will be onion burgers, potato chips and dessert eat in or take out. Hours of service are 5-7. VFW located off Pawai Place. Info: Don Zero 509-879-1040.

• Kealakekua Public Library will host a one-hour leathercraft class to learn about tooling, stamping, and staining, 3:30 p.m. You will walk away with a simple key fob. Ages 12 and up, limited to the first 12 patrons. RSVP Free. Info: 323-7585.

* Kailua-Kona Public Library will host a one-hour performance with songwriters Woody Plaut and Stephen Cline accompanied by their musical friends. Suitable for all ages, sing along or just listen to the music. Info: 327-4327.


• Talk story with Big Island growers on what plant varieties thrive best in your location at the sixth annual Plant People Road Show 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Makaeo Pavilion at Old Kona Airport park. Admission is free. Info: 987-3231.

• The VFW monthly meeting starts at 11:30 a.m. VFW located off Pawai Place. Info: Don Zero 509-879-1040.

* Kona Mauka Rotary Club annual Valentine Wine Tasting Fundraiser at the Holualoa Inn at 4-8 p.m. Proceeds go toward scholarships for local students and other community projects. Tickets, $100, can be purchased through or contact Carol at 896-2397.

* Brian Injury Support Group meeting with featured speaker Victoria Vekhova, CBD Hemp/oil advocate and educator, 6-8 p.m. at Hawaiian Rehabilitation Services, 75-165 Hualalai St. This is just Mauka of the Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union. For are all brain injury, stroke or other neuro-trauma survivors, their families and caregivers, interested professionals and the public. Info: Karen Klemme RN at 896-2962.

* The Friends of the Libraries, Kona book sale on the lanai of the Kailua-Kona Library 9 a.m. to noon. Proceeds from book sales help support special programs and the needs of the Kona libraries.

* FEB. 10

Tong Wo Society of Kohala open house, noon to 1:45 p.m. at the oldest Chinese temple building of its kind in Hawaii, 3 miles past the King Kamehameha statue in Kapaau toward Pololulu. Lion dancing, firecrackers, potluck and more. Event is free but donations are accepted. Info: Irma Lai, 884-5566; Clyde Wong, 959-8162.

* FEB. 11

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

* FEB. 12

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

* Let’s paint with shaving cream! The County of Hawaii, Recreation program is holding a free program for children aged 6-10 at Hale Halawai, 4 p.m. Register at 327.3565 or emailing

* FEB. 13

• Kailua-Kona Seniors meeting, 10 a.m. at Hale Halawai. Celebrate Valentine’s day with fun and friendship. Info: Joan, 329-1951.

* American Legion Kona Post 20 and Auxiliary will hold their monthly meeting at the Privateers Cove Restaurant’s new location on the mauka corner of Hualalai Road &Kuakini Highway (Old Kona Theater). Post Officers meeting starts at 3:30 p.m. and general membership meeting follows at 4. Info: Jim Hussey (808) 464-4341, (706) 589-0387 or

* Brain Injury Support Group meeting, 6-8 p.m. at Hawaiian Rehabilitation Services, 75-165 Hualalai St. Speaker is Victoria Vekhova, CBD hemp/oil advocate and educator. Invited are all brain injury, stroke or other neuro-trauma survivors, their families and caregivers, interested professionals and the public. Info: 329-0591 or Karen Klemme RN at 896-2962.

* Waimea Toastmasters meetings, all are welcome. 5:30- 7 pm, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month, Jerry Nelson Conference Room at W.M. Keck Observatory, 65-1120 Mamalahoa Hwy in Waimea (enter from main parking lot). Toastmasters provides a supportive and fun learning environment where members develop strong communication and leadership skills. For information, email, contact Gail Lewis, 937-9768, or visit

* FEB. 14

Kona Traffic Safety Committee meeting, 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. Discuss traffic issues with public officials who can make a difference.

Kona Business Action Center Day, 9:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the West Hawaii Civic Center, Department of Research and Development, 2nd floor, Building C, just above the DMV. DCCA will be available to assist with Hawaii State business registrations, General Excise Tax applications, Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) and other business filing questions. Walk-ins welcome.

Feb. 15

* Treat yourself to weaving a lauhala bracelet while learning the history and significance of the hala tree in the Hawaiian culture. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Christ Church Episcopal on Konawaena School Road just mauka of Highway 11. Cost is $20. Please bring a hand towel. To register contact Cindy Ku’upua Whitehawk at blossoming_ or 987-2662.

* FEB. 19

• HCCN presents Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes, 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays today through March 26, at Regency Hualalai, 75-181 Hualalai Road, Kailua-Kona. To help family caregivers cope with the demands of caring for their loved ones with chronic medical conditions, learn self-care tools for stress reduction, communication, making tough choices and more. Participants must attend all six classes. A $25 deposit for course materials will be collected at the first class and refunded upon completion of the six-week series. Registration: Judy Bell, 322-0056.

* FEB. 20

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

• Kailua-Kona Seniors meeting, 10 a.m. at Hale Halawai. Celebrate February birthdays, and have fun at game day with bingo and board games. Info: Joan, 329-1951.

• Senior ID card giveaway, 1-3 p.m., Hale Hauoli Senior Center, Honokaa. Info: 775-7503.

FEB. 22

* Kona Commons 2019 free Movie Night on Friday, 6-8:30 p.m. This months feature: Grease.

* FEB. 23

• Donkey Mill Art Center 12th annual art auction 5-8 p.m. at BMW of Hawaii. A thoughtfully curated auction for art enthusiasts and patrons to access a wide range of work by artists while enjoying a celebratory evening in support of the arts. Featuring more than 50 artists, with pieces ranging in value from $100 to more than $12,000 in silent and live auctions. Tickets are available for purchase now at

* FEB. 26

• The Commission on Water Resource Management open hearings to solicit input on its update to the statewide Water Resource Protection Plan to establish policies and identify actions needed to ensure the long-term protection and sustainability of Hawaii’s precious and limited ground and surface water resources. 6 p.m., Kealakehe High School, 74-5000 Puohulihuli St., Kailua-Kona. Email testimony to, or faxed to 587-0219

* FEB. 27

• Kailua-Kona Seniors meeting, 10 a.m. at the Civic Center building B for monthly movie. Showing “Crazy Rich Asians,” all seniors age 55 and up are invited to the free show. Info: Joan, 329-1951.

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


* MARCH 20

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