Your Community Calendar

* Today

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Community Office Hours, 10 a.m.-noon at West Hawaii Civic Center, Bldg. A conference room. Gabbard’s staff will assist veterans with veterans benefits, Social Security, Medicare claims, Passports and Visas, federal student loans and more. Info: Visit gabbard.house.gov/casework

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• Kona Traffic Safety Committee meeting, 4:30-6 p.m. in the Mayor’s Conference Room at the West hawaii Community Center on Kealakehe Parkway above the DMV. Discuss traffic issues with public officials who can make a difference. Everyone is welcome to express their opinions on proposed red light cameras.

Daughters of Hawaii and Calabash Cousins meeting, 1 p.m. at Hulihee Palace. Information on upcoming activities and events will be discussed. Members’ birthdays this month will also be celebrated, refreshments after meeting. Guests and potential members are welcome. Info: Bettina Linke, 324-7062 or Lale Kam, 938-6394.

Rotary Club of Kona meeting, noon to 1 p.m. at Lava Java on Alii Drive. Speakers are Emma Yuena and Julie Kao of DLNR. Scholarship applications are all in and are under review. Info: www.rotaryclubofkona.com.

* FRIDAY

• Daughters of Hawaii commemorates Kamehameha III at his birthplace in Keauhou. Please come, learn about and celebrate the life of our alii. Guest speaker, Lily Lyons, will share the history of Keauhou and the birth of Kauikeaouli, 10 a.m. at Keauhou Bay.

Waimea Community Theatre presents their production of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” at 7 p.m. at Parker School Theatre in Waimea. A high-speed dash through all 37 of the Bard’s plays in 97 hilarious minutes. If you like Shakespeare, you’ll love this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you’ll love this show. Join the theatre for this heavily improvised, Monty Python-tinged comedy where anything can — and will — happen. Info: waimeacommunitytheatre.org.

American Legion Kona Post 20 celebrates the 100th anniversary of The American Legion’s founding, 6 p.m. at the Pirates Outreach Community Center, 75-170 Hualalai Road (Old Hualalai Theater) mauka corner of Hualalai Road and Kuakini Highway. Featuring the Chamber Orchestra of Kona, seating is limited, tickets $10 per person, 18 and under free. Info: (808) 494-8784, www.chamberorchestraofkona.com/concert.html, or Jim Hussey (706) 589-0387.

• Kailua-Kona Public Library will host a free two- day teen art program that explores how shadow and light create images that delight the senses, 10 a.m., also on March 23. Info: 327-4327.

• West Hawaii County Band Free Friday concert, 6:30 p.m. at Hale Halawai County Park, Kailua-Kona, “The Delights of March,” a concert filled with music to thrill the kid in all of us. Included in the concert will be Tchaikovsky’s dynamic and stirring “1812 Overture,” music from the films “Miss Saigon,” and “The Sound of Music” as well as the theme from TV’s “Lost in Space” by noted composer John Williams, in addition to the infectious gypsy tunes of “España Cañi” and the toe-tapping “The Chimes of Liberty” march by Edwin Goldman. Info: http://www.westhawaiiband.com.

• VFW Post, located off Kaiwi Street, hosting St. Patty’s dinner with corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots and dessert for $15 eat in or take out, 5-7 p.m. The VFW Auxiliary will hold their monthly meeting on Saturday starting at 10:30. a.m. Info: Don Zero at (509) 879-1040.

• Open Mike Night at Kona Elks Club from 4-7 p.m. Stop in for happy hour and enjoy listening to new Kona talent. Light pupu menu available.

University of Hawaii System College and Career Summit, 3-6 p.m. at Hawaii Community College – Palamanui. Featuring academic programs from local colleges and employers, it is free and open to the public. Info: 969-8816.

* Saturday

* Kauahaao Congregational Church in Waiohinu, Ka’u, fundraising Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The church is located on the corner of Mamalahoa Hwy, Kamaoa Road and Pinao Street. Individuals, schools, clubs, sports/athletic groups are invited to be a vendor at the flea market that will be located on the church lawn. The charge for a 10 x 10 space is $10. application due March 10. Info: Debbie at 928-8039.

• Waimea Community Theatre presents their production of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Parker School Theatre in Waimea. A high-speed dash through all 37 of the Bard’s plays in 97 hilarious minutes. If you like Shakespeare, you’ll love this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you’ll love this show. Join the theatre for this heavily improvised, Monty Python-tinged comedy where anything can — and will — happen. Info: waimeacommunitytheatre.org.

• Story Time at Kona Coffee &Tea, 9-10:30 a.m. Ceci from the Neighborhood Place of Kona will read stories and lead games on the makai lanai.

• Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union free Estate Planning 101 seminar that will help explain estate planning basics. 9:30-11:30 a.m. at HCFCU’s Kaloko facility, 73-5611 Olowalu St. in the John Y. Iwane Credit Union Center Training Room. For more information or to register, visit hicommfcu.com/communityseminars.

• SKEA and the Big Island Magic Club present the 33rd annual Magic Spectacular, 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Aloha Theatre. Featuring Gregory Wilson “The Honest Conman,” a master of sleight of hand and confidence trickery. Also performing are local talents Arnold “Arneleo the Great” Rabin, Barry “The Great Barusky” Gitelson, Kaz Agape, and special guest from Honolulu, Takeshi. Music by Kristin Lagasse and Kathy Fraser. Tickets: $10 children 12 and under, $15 adults, available at Patel’s Spirit Station (Honaunau), Glow Salon (Kealakekua), Kona Stories (Keauhou), and Kona Bay Books (Kailua), online at www.skea.org or www.apachawaii.org, or by calling 328-9392.

Orientation for ReefTeach volunteers, seeking to help protect Kahaluu Bay and its coral reefs, fish, and turtles. Training session 9-10:30 a.m. in the Mayor’s Conference Room at the West Hawaii Civic Center, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Kailua-Kona. ReefTeachers welcome residents and visitors to the park, teach proper reef etiquette and help identify fish, turtles, and invertebrates in the bay while protecting the delicate corals at Kahaluu Bay and beyond. Info and signups: Kathleen Clark, kclark@kohalacenter.org or (808) 887-6411.

• Kona Elks Club Makoa’s corned beef and cabbage St. Patrick’s dinner, 6 p.m. $25. Music provided by Kona Rock Band. Members and guests welcome. Call 329-2616 for reservations.

Aloha Quilters of Kona meeting, 9:30 a.m. at Queen Emma Community Center at Christ Church in Kealakekua. Open to novice quilters or old hands alike with interest in traditional or Hawaiian-style quilting. Paulette Clayton will show how to quilt on a regular sewing machine; bring your own machine for a hands-on demonstration. Info: Eileen, 328-8027.

* MARCH 17

• Waimea Community Theatre presents their production of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” at 2 p.m. at Parker School Theatre in Waimea. A high-speed dash through all 37 of the Bard’s plays in 97 hilarious minutes. If you like Shakespeare, you’ll love this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you’ll love this show. Join the theatre for this heavily improvised, Monty Python-tinged comedy where anything can — and will — happen. Info: waimeacommunitytheatre.org.

The Daughters of Hawaii and the Calabash Cousins present Afternoon at Hulihee, 4 p.m. at Hulihee Palace to remember Prince Kūhiō and Queen Ka‘ahumanu. Enjoy a musical performance by the West Hawaii County Band and performing arts by Kumu hula Etua Lopes and Halau Hula Na Pua U‘i o Hawaii. Kindly bring a beach mat or chair as seating won’t be provided.

• St. Patrick’s Day celebration, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Mai Grille, 69-622 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa Village. Live music by Leche deTigre, along with Irish dancers, bagpipes, and food and drink specials. $20 donation at the door, with a portion supporting Kona VFW Post 12122. Info: Don Zero, (509) 879-1040.

Punana Leo o Waimea and Alo Kehau o ka Aina Mauna’s sixth annual Ho’ola, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Pukalani Stables in Waimea. This year’s event celebrates the Makalii, a local, double-hulled sailing canoe and its upcoming voyage to Papahanaumoku, and will include Hawaiian entertainment, a silent auction, locally crafted cuisine and cultural workshop classes.

* MARCH 18

Move &Groove master class with Knicole Haggins, 5:30-7 p.m. at Ho’o Hui, 81-6224 Mamalahoa Highway, Captain Cook. All ages and all levels welcome, cost $20.

* MARCH 19

F.O.L.K. Book Club, 11 a.m. to noon at the Kailua-Kona Public Library, featuring “The Japanese Lover,” by Isabel Allende.

• Kailua-Kona Public Library’s Adulting 101 programs for adults and teens ages 15 and up. Learn the how-to’s of finding jobs on-line and how to fill out on-line job applications. Info: 327-4327.

• Civil Air Patrol weekly meeting, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Kona International Airport south side across from Aloha Cargo. Youth 12-17 can join the program to learn leadership skills, perform search and rescue and more; adults 18 and older can apply as mentors. Info: Capt. Carver, 989-3008.

* MARCH 20

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

• Kailua-Kona Seniors monthly free movie, 10 a.m. at the civic center, building A. Movie “The Rider” is about a former rodeo constestant. No meeting at Hale Halawai this week. Info: Joan, 329-1951.

• “Queen of the Sun” movie matinee, 2-4 p.m. at the Kealakekua Public Library. This documentary examines how the disappearance of bees affects the planet. Free popcorn will be served and beverages in closed containers are permitted.

• Winespeak Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Kona Coffee &Tea. Monthly wine tasting free for those 21 years or older. We’ll taste different wines available at our café.

West Hawaii Republicans convention, 3-5 p.m. at Puu Nui Park in Waikaloa. To participate, please contact David Ross, services@rekona.com.

On Wednesday, March 20th at 2:00PM, the Kealakekua Public Library will present a movie matinee of Queen of the Sun (not rated). In this documentary filmmaker Taggart Siegel examines how the disappearance of bees affects the planet. Free popcorn will be served and beverages in closed containers are permitted. Sponsored by Friends of the Libraries, Kona this program is free to the public. For more information contact the library at 808-323-7585.

* MARCH 21

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

* MARCH 23

• The Kailua-Kona Public Library presents “Moana” in the Hawaiian language with English subtitles, 2:30-4:30 p.m., in honor of the International Year of Indigenous Languages.

* Pancake breakfast fundraiser at Daifukuji Soto Mission 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $8 at the door and are good for one complete breakfast platter and a beverage. Proceeds benefit the temple’s women’s association. The temple is located at 79-7241 Mamalahoa Highway next to Teshima’s in Honalo. 322-3524, www.daifukuji.org.

* MARCH 26

• Civil Air Patrol weekly meeting, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Kona International Airport south side across from Aloha Cargo. Youth 12-17 can join the program to learn leadership skills, perform search and rescue and more; adults 18 and older can apply as mentors. Info: Capt. Carver, 989-3008.

* MARCH 27

• Kailua-Kona Seniors meeting, 10 a.m. at Hale Halawai. Celebrate March birthdays with bingo, board games, and possibly bridge. Info: Joan, 329-1951.

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

• “March of the Penguins” movie matinee, 2-4 p.m. at the Kealakekua Public Library. Emperor penguins of the South Pole journey to their traditional breeding grounds. Rated G. Free popcorn will be served and beverages in closed containers are permitted.

* MARCH 28

• Children’s Craft: Animals in the Wild, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Kealakekua Public Library. Create neat animals in their habitat. Suitable for ages 5 and up. Small children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

* MARCH 29

• Waimea Community Theatre presents their production of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” at 7 p.m. at Privateer’s Cove. A high-speed dash through all 37 of the Bard’s plays in 97 hilarious minutes. If you like Shakespeare, you’ll love this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you’ll love this show. Join the theatre for this heavily improvised, Monty Python-tinged comedy where anything can — and will — happen. Info: waimeacommunitytheatre.org.

• ILOA Galaxy Forum Hawaii 2019: Kona. “Hawaii 21st Century Science, and Astronomy from the Moon”at Hawaii Community College, Palamanui campus, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Free. RSVP to info@iloa or 885-3474.

Learn how to combat invasive Little Fire Ants on your property, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Discovery Harbor Community Center. Learn LFA biology and behavior, different treatment products, and long-term control and prevention plans. Info: 933-3340 or www.biisc.org/lfa.

• Free meditation workshop by HMSA, 10-11 a.m. at the HMSA Kona Office, 75-1029 Henry St. Ste 301, Kailua Kona. Explore various techniques of meditative practice including directed breathing, mindfulness, and visualization. Modeled on the work of Harvard cardiologist Herbert Benson, M.D.

* MARCH 30

• Brush lettering workshop, 10 a.m. to noon at Kona Coffee &Tea. Learn the art of brush lettering with a brush pen from artist Keiko Saile. $35 per person.

* APRIL 6

• Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes, 9-11 a.m. Saturdays through May 11 at Kona Community Hospital, 79-1019 Haukapila St., Kealakekua, Conference Room 2. Helping family caregivers cope with the demands of caring for loved ones with chronic medical conditions. 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. Participants who complete the series will receive The Caregiver Helpbook at no charge. Registration required: Kathy Weidner (848) 459-3673.

* APRIL 11

• Kealakehe Elementary School annual STEM Night (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria. Come and see the science projects of our students, explore hands-on experiments, meet the robots of Kealakehe High School’s Tiki Techs, be a part of a build competition, and enter to win a raffle. Free to the public. Info: Gentry Clark, 327-4308.

* APRIL 14

• Dances of Universal peace, 6-7:30 p.m. at the New THought Center in Kealakekua. Live music, no dance partner or experience necessary. Come experience spiritual ecstasy. Info: Swami Om, 323-3344.

* MAY 4

• Parenting education course, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Neighborhood Place of Kona, focusing on teaching and role-modeling proper values and behaviors. A certificate of completion is awarded to those who attend and participate in the class. There is no cost to attend. Info: 331-8777.

* MAY 9

• Free brain health workshop by HMSA, 10-11 a.m. at the HMSA Kona Office, 75-1029 Henry St. Ste 301, Kailua Kona. Learn how to maximize your brain’s fitness in this entertaining and interactive workshop.

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* JUNE 6

• Free RE|THINK workshop by HMSA, 10-11 a.m. at the HMSA Kona Office, 75-1029 Henry St. Ste 301, Kailua Kona. Use positive psychology to rethink perceptions and attitudes, and tap into that inner source of wellbeing shared by all.

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