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• BNI Alii Networkers Open House, noon to 1:30 p.m. at 75-5915 Walua Road, Kailua-Kona, Suite Possibilities building. Free for visitors. Business owners can visit our marketing chapter’s open house and exchange their business cards with other business owners. Call 938-9317 for business classifications available.
• Kailua-Kona Seniors meeting, 10 a.m. at Hale Halawai. Celebrating October birthdays, playing Bingo and board games, and discussing fall business. Info: Joan, 329-1951.
• “Play with me” parent/child interactive playgroup, 10-11 a.m. at the Kailua-Kona Public Library, free. Designed for infants and toddlers through 2 years of age, to support and guide parents as they engage in activities. Info: 327-4327.
• “McFarland USA” (PG) movie matinee, 2-4 p.m. at Kealakekua Public Library. Free, with free popcorn. A California track coach shapes a Hispanic team into state champions in the 1980s. Inspired by actual events. Info: 323-7585.
• Kona Parkinson’s Support Group, 1-3 p.m. at the West Hawaii Community Health Center, 75-5751 Kuakini Highway, conference room A. Speaker is speech therapist Daria Gray on the Speak Out! speech therapy program by the Parkinson Voice Project. Info: Tom St John, (925) 785-6093, email@example.com.
• Rotary Club of Kona Sunrise meeting, 7 a.m. at VFW Post 12122, 74-5543 Kaiwi St., Kailua-Kona. Speaker is Kyle Woods, a financial advisor from Edward Jones. Info: Donna Urban-Higuchi, 938-5137.
• Hawaii Preparatory Academy presents “Keeping Healthy Teens Healthy: A Prevention Conversation with FCD,” a parent learning session by Ian Groves from Freedom from Chemical Dependency. Groves will speak to parents from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Gates Performing Arts Center on Hawaii Prep’s upper campus. Open to the public. Parents will learn how to help their child navigate the complex issues they will encounter in the coming years around substance use and peer pressure. Info: Liz Watson, 881-4008 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• “Healthy 101,” 5-6:30 p.m. at West Hawaii Community Health Center. Free course on healthy topics, such as pre-diabetes, dental hygiene, healthy diet, stress management, vaping and more. Register at email@example.com, 640-8587.
• “Paniolo Rainbow” painting, 6-8 p.m. at Paradise Brewing Company Tap and Grill, $40. Step-by-step painting class. Info: paintinhawaii.com.
• Kupuna Singles dinner, 5 p.m. at Broke da Mouth Grindz. Info: 325-5578.
• Bread baking at the Portuguese stone oven, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Kona Historical Society. Info: konahistorical.org, 323-3222.
• Artist talk with kupuna sculptor Amber Aguirre, 6-8 p.m. at Donkey Mill Art Center. Join Amber to hear about her “long strange trip” and learn about how she came up with techniques such as faux raku. A community potluck will follow, bring a dish to share. Info: www.donkeymillartcenter.org.
• Free movies at Privateer’s Cove, 75-170 Hualalai Road, Kailua-Kona. Family movie at 6 p.m.; cult classic at 9 p.m.
• Rotary Club of Kona meeting at Lava Java Alii Drive upstairs, from noon to 1 p.m. Buffet lunch and guest speaker. Events coming up: District 5000 participation in LGBT parade Honolulu and PGA golf tournament plans. Volunteers needed. Info: Carol Ann von Hake, 960-6231.
• The Kona Domestic Violence Awareness Walk and Vigil Program will be held at St. Michael’s Church starting at 4:30 p.m. The program will include a sign waving on Alii Drive and a candlelight ceremony at Hale Halawai. Info: Margaret Thorpe, 329-5261.
• Kailua-Kona Seniors bowling day at KBXtreme, 9 a.m. Info: Joan, 329-1951.
• Basic mediation training, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at HCC Palamanui. Over four days, learn the process of mediation and how to apply advanced communication skills to help parties resolve differences. Tuition $325. Registration https://whmediation.org/mediationtraining or contact Gina at 885-5525 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Harry Potter potions class, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Kealakekua Public Library. Free. Join in this fun experiment while we make our own Harry Potter themed potions. Ages 8 and up, limited to first eight patrons. Online RSVP is required. Call the library at 323-7585 with any questions.
• “Secure Your ID” free shredding event, 8-11 a.m. at Access Information Management at 73-4164 Huli Koa Drive, Kailua-Kona. Protect your ID by shredding sensitive documents. Info: Donna Hiranaka, 322-0202.
• Legacy Reef Fest, 5-9 p.m. Oct. 19 at the NELHA Gateway Building in Kona. Local NELHA seafood, silent auction and raffle, and live music by The Jarican Express. Tickets $48 for adults, $24 for children, available at eventbrite.com. Info: www.legacyreeffoundation.org.
• Naked Fauxku ceramics with Amber Aguirre, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Donkey Mill Art Center. Create a food-safe version of naked raku. Info and registration: www.donkeymillartcenter.org.
• Intro to botanical art, tropical style, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 19-20 at SKEA, 84-5191 Mamalahoa Highway, Captain Cook. Learn the basics for creating botanical illustrations from professional botanist, botanical illustrator, and teacher, Dr. Linda Ann Vorobik. $160 or $150 if a SKEA member, payable to Linda Ann Vorobik, email@example.com.
• Travel conversation circle, 10 a.m. to noon at the Kailua-Kona Public Library. Free. Share highlights of recent trips, exciting destinations (even places to avoid), latest internet travel resources and more! Info: TravelCircle@folkhawaii.com.
• Kid-Kast, 1-2 p.m. at the Kailua-Kona Public Library. Free open call for a podcast made by kids for kids. Two groups (grades four and five, and grades six through eight) with two to four kids per group. Call 327-4327 to register.
• Beginning knitting and crochet, 2-3:30 p.m. at the Kailua-Kona Public Library. Free class on the basics of knitting and to complete a project. Eight participants per group, call the library at 327-4327 to reserve your seat.
• Board game night with HawaiiCon, 5-10 p.m. at Privateer’s Cove, 75-170 Hualalai Road, Kailua-Kona.
* OCT. 22
• Talk story Tuesday: Health, 5-6:30 p.m. at Kona Coffee &Tea. Come learn the signs of heart attack or stroke and what health programs are available for keiki and kupuna in Kona.
• The Aloha Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and the Hawaii County Office on Aging and local community service organizations present “Memory Café Hui,” a monthly gathering place for those living with memory challenges and their caregivers. Memory Café Hui will meet from 4:30-6 p.m. every fourth at 1055 Kino’ole Street, Hilo. Info: 518-6649 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
* OCT. 23
• Kailua-Kona Seniors meeting, 10 a.m. at Hale Halawai. Costume party and a tribute to the American Indian. Info: Joan, 329-1951.
* OCT. 24
• Inclusion First West Hawaii disability legislative forum, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Old Kona Airport Pavilion in Kailua-Kona. Meet Hawaii Island lawmakers and discuss disability issues, concerns, and real solutions on transportation, employment, education, housing, and health. Info: 640-4838.
* OCT. 25
• Business owners interested in working with FEMA are invited to attend an Industry Day event organized by FEMA and Hawaii County, which will provide information on how local companies can provide services before, during and after disasters. Held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kona Council Chambers, Building A. Free; register online at https://forms.gle/CkFo3enYFVrVVZEr8.
* Safe Routes to Schools workshop meeting, 3-4:30 p.m. West Hawaii Civic Center, Council Chambers, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Kailua-Kona.
* OCT. 26
• West Hawaii County Band free concert, noon at the West Hawaii Civic Center gazebo, featuring thrilling and chilling Halloween music such as “Band-O-Ween, Pieces Macabre,” “Grim Grinning Ghosts,” “The Nightmare before Christmas,” and more. Info: http://www.westhawaiiband.com.
• Meditation Retreat with Devaji, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 26 through Nov. 1 at Hale Kephart, 59-290 Makau Place Kawaihae. Take a unique look at the non-dual teachings of Ramana Maharshi and the devotional path of Ramakrishna, using life’s reflection to deconstruct the illusion of separation and discover the passion and love of pure being. Info and registration: www.devaji.org or email@example.com
* OCT. 27
• “Be Strong” circuit assembly of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 9:30 a.m. to 3:55 p.m. at the Edith Kanoka’ole Multipurpose Stadium in Hilo. Learn about the history of faith and how to make your faith strong. Always free admission, no collections taken.
* OCT. 29
• Kupuna Singles lunch, 11:30 a.m. at Bongo Ben’s Island Cafe. Info: 333-8049.
* OCT. 30
• Kailua-Kona Seniors meet to attend the free movie “Dial M for Murder,” 10 a.m. at the Civic Center. Enjoy a suspense movie startting Grace Kelly and Ray Milland. Info: Kelly, 327-3565.
• The International Lunar Observatory Association presents Galaxy Forum Hawaii 2019 Kamuela: “The Moon, Stars, Galaxy and Our Community.” An event to inspire teachers, parents, keiki and all Earthlings, 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Anna Ranch. Info: www.galaxyforum.org.
* NOV. 2
• Parker School Admissions K-12 Open House, 9-11 a.m. at Parker School, 65-1224 Lindsey Road, Waimea. Come visit this admissions open house and see if Parker is right for your child and family for the 2020-2021 academic year. Tour the campus, meet with faculty and students, explore our classrooms and design labs and more. Free; children are encouraged to attend. Info/RSVP: www.parkerschoolhawaii.org/admissions.
* NOV. 3
• Astro Day West Hawaii and Kealakehe High School ninth annual Hawaii Island Robotics Expo and Showcase, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Highlights include Starlab—a portable planetarium provided by the Canada France Hawaii and Gemini Observatories, solar viewing with experienced astronomers, educational games and toys, and many hands-on activities. Info: mkaoc.org or maunakeaobservatories.org.
* Nov. 4
• Blood Bank of West Hawaii Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the LDS Waimea Ward. Info: (800) 372-9966.
* NOV. 5
• Blood Bank of West Hawaii Blood Drive, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the LDS Kealakekua Ward. Info: (800) 372-9966.
* NOV. 6
• Blood Bank of West Hawaii Blood Drive, 7 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the LDS Kona Stake. Info: (800) 372-9966.
• Parker School Kindergarten and First Grade Preview Admission Event, 8:15-10 a.m. at Parker’s Lower School, 65-1167 Kapiolani Road, Waimea. Come see why Parker School is a great place to learn and grow. Tour the lower school campus, observe a class in session, and hear presentations from grade level faculty and specialists. Free; adults only. Register/RSVP: https://www.parkerschoolhawaii.org/admissions.
* Nov 10.
• Dances of Universal Peace, 5-6:30 p.m. at the New Thought Center in Kealakekua. The Dances are participatory simple circle dances and songs drawn from the earth’s sacred traditions, and other songs of peace. Newcomers welcomed, Dress casual, no previous experience or dance partner needed. $3-10 Donation appreciated, info: Swami 323-3344.
• Kona coffee cultural festival benefit, 5 p.m. at the Sheraton Kona Resort &Spa. Culinary delights by local chefs, silent auction, music and dancing, and meet-and-greet with the winners from the Kona Coffee cupping contest and the Kona Coffee recipe contest and the newly crowned Miss Kona Coffee and Miss Aloha Hawaii. Tickets $50 general admission, $80 for VIP, online at www.eventbrite.com. Info: 930-4900.
* NOV. 14
• Kupuna Singles lunch, noon at Chubby’s in KBXtreme bowling alley. Info: 326-1288.
* NOV. 16
• Habitat for Humanity Hawaii Fundraising Gala, 5 p.m. at Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel in Kailua-Kona. Tickets $125.
• Kauaha’ao Church Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the church campus on the corner of Mamalahoa Highway, Kamaoa Road and Pinao Street just above the Wong Yuen Store. The Church will be selling Kalua Pig Bowls, Smoked Meat bowls, as well as baked goods, produce, crafts, and more, and live entertainment will be provided by Hannaha’s Makana ‘Ohana Halau, Thy Word Ministry Praise Team, and Gene Akamu. Interested vendors can submit a Vendor Application by Nov. 10; email the church at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Debbie Wong Yuen at 928-8039.
* NOV. 23
• Kawaihae Canoe Club 25th annual luau at the Kawaihae Canoe Club site. Enjoy an outdoor luau with authentic food and great Hawaiian entertainment under the stars with Kumu Pele Kaio Halau Unulau, Tihati Productions and Lorenzo’s Army. Pre-sale adult tickets are $40 ($45 at the door) and children’s tickets are $15 for ages 5-10. Gate opens at 5 p.m. and dinner starts at 6 p.m. Coolers are welcome &please bring a designated driver. Malama i ka aina – KCC is plastic free. Info: email@example.com.
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