Your Community Calendar

* Today

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.

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* WEDNESDAY

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.

Kiwanis Club of Kailua-Kona meeting, 5:30 p.m. at The Regency at Hualalai meeting room, 75-181 Hualalai Road in Kailua-Kona, 329-7878. All visiting Kiwanis and prospective members are invited to attend. The speaker will be Captain Cook resident Jim Monk speaking about his 2-month exploration through the Australian outback. Info: KailuaKona4Kiwanis@gmail.com, Doug Payne, (909) 649-3516

• West Hawaii SBDC presents “How to Manage your Business Finances,” 9-11:30 a.m. (registration 8:45 a.m.) at Hale Iako Suite 119, 73-970 Makako Bay Drive, Kailua-Kona, on the NELHA (OTEC) Campus. Registration $20 online at www.hisbdc.org. Info: 333-5000.

Waimea Regional Safety Study community meeting, 5 p.m. at the Waimea School Cafeteria, 67-1225 Mamalahoa Highway, Kamuela. Info: http://www.waimearegionalsafetystudy.com.

Ho’olu Community Farmers Market, 9 a.m. at Sheraton Kona Resort &Spa, 78-128 Ehukai St., Kailua-Kona. Free. Check out fresh locally grown produce, art, handmade crafts and delicious foods.

• Blues, Brews, and BBQ, 6 p.m. at Ola Brew (Brewery and Taproom), 74-5598 Luhia St., Kailua-Kona. Free. Join Ronnie V and the Family Band for a lively session of blues while sipping your favorite craft brew made right on site. Info: www.olabrewco.com.

Read Aloud Shakespeare meetup, 6-7:30 p.m. in Keauhou, currently reading “Cymbeline.” If you are a Shakespeare fan, bring a copy of the play and join us. Readers take turns reading parts, no previous Shakespeare or acting ability required. Info: Joy Vogelgesang, 557-0694.

* THURSDAY

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.

• Kona Historical Society presents bread baking at the Portugese stone oven, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 81-6551 Mamalahoa Highway, Kealakekua. Join the process of panning the dough and baking 96 loaves. Info: konahistorical.org, 323-3222.

* Friday

• 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.

BBQ at Kona Elks Club, 6 p.m. Your choice of steak, fish, or chicken. $15. Members and guests welcome. Call 329-2616 for reservations.

* 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.

• Vern’s prime rib dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Elks Club. $25. Members and guests welcome. Call 329-2616 for reservations.

* MARCH 31

• Early Music Hawaii presents Brazil, Baroque and Beyond with Clea Galhano and Vicki Boeckman, professional recorder players, offer contemporary Brazilian recorder pieces and Wendy Buzby and Dan Garrett sing Baroque arias at Queen Emma Community Center, Konawaena Road, Sunday, 3:30 p.m. $20 tickets on sale at the door or online at www.earlymusichawaii.com.

* APRIL 2

• The Kailua-Kona Public Library will be hosting Rachel Kingsley of the Alala Project, 5:30 p.m. at the library, providing information on the birds that have been reintroduced, including behavioral observations and planned reintroduction efforts. Info: 327-4327.

* APRIL 3

• The Kealakekua Public Library presents movie matinee “Field of Dreams” (rated PG) starring Kevin Costner, 2 p.m. An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the 1919 Chicago White Sox come. Free popcorn will be served and beverages in closed containers are permitted. Info: 323-7585.

April 5

* Kahakai is offering Gifted and Talented testing to all 2nd graders on April 10. If your child is enrolled at Kahakai and in grades 3-5, you may nominate him or her to participate in the testing. Completed nomination forms are due to the school no later than April 5. Info: 313-6200.

* 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.

* Kailua-Kona Public Library will host a 45 minute performance by Cordell Haugen and Carmen Uilani a production of the University of Hawaii Cultural Extension Program and the National Endowment of the Arts. Sing along as they play American and Hawaiian folk songs. 3 p.m. Info: 327-4327.

April 8

* Kealakekua Public Library will host a get together with beaders and jewelry makers to create and work together. Bring you own beads, tools and projects. Suitable for teens and up. For more information contact the library at 323-7585.

* APRIL 10

American Legion Kona Post 20 meeting, 3:30 p.m. at the Pirates Outreach Community Center, 75-170 Hualalai Road (Old Hualalai Theater). All veterans and their families are invited. Guest speaker Ramona K. Crivello, Community Relations Director of Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home, will speak on adult day health services, short-term rehabilitation, admission information, and on an open house event at the veterans home. For dinner reservation, please call Antonio Gaspar, 345-5478 or email agaspar3@hawaii.rr.com.

* West Hawaii Legislative Update with Rep. Nicole Lowen, 6-8 p.m.; doors open at 5:30 at the West Hawaii Civic Center, Council Chambers.

* 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 13

• Mauna Kea Quilters meeting, 9:30 a.m. to noon in the meeting room of the Thelma Parker Memorial Library in Waimea. Sharing our love of quilting with others, including show and tell and sharing new ideas and techniques. Info: Becky Parkinson, 937-2159.

* 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.

* APRIL 15

Fair Housing Seminar, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the West Hawaii Civic Center, Building G. Free event covering federal and state fair housing laws, protected classes, assistance animals, domestic violence and more. Pre-registration required. Info: 961-8379.

* 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.

* MAY 18

• Kona Aerials Gymnastics Vegas Night fundraiser at the Hale Halawai Pavilion in Kailua-Kona to support the gymnastics team’s ongoing competitions on the islands and the mainland. Enjoy a Las Vegas atmosphere featuring casino games, food, friends, fun, and a silent auction. Info: 329-4313 or 987-4491, or email konaaerials@aol.com, or visit www.gymnasticshawaii.com.

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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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