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• Kailua-Kona Seniors meeting, 10 a.m. at Hale Halawai. Costume party and a tribute to the American Indian. Info: Joan, 329-1951.
• U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waikoloa Maneuver Area Restoration Advisory Board meeting, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Waikoloa Elementary and Middle School. Open to the public; discussion will be on unexploded ordnance removal within the former Waikoloa Maneuver Area, reviewing past actions, and a status update regarding ongoing restoration activities. Community members are invited to attend. See the USACE public notices in West Hawaii Today for more information.
• Kiwanis Club of Kailua-Kona meeting, 5:30 p.m. at the Regency Hualalai meeting room, 75-181 Hualalai Road, Kailua-Kona. All visiting Kiwanis and prospective members are invited to attend. Speaker will be Dr. Gene Behl, CEO of Aloha Activation Network. Info: KailuaKona4Kiwanis@gmail.com, Doug Payne.
• Cesar Chavez movie matinee, 2-4 p.m. at the Kealakekua Public Library. A civil-rights activist battles social injustice in this biopic. Free popcorn will be served, and drinks in closed containers are permitted. Info: 323-7585.
• Community input open house on solar energy production, 5-7:30 p.m. at the Waikoloa Village Association Banquet Room. Comments and feedback: www.juwihawaii.com.
• Free public discussion about the Our Care, Our Choice Act, which authorizes medical aid in dying in Hawaii, featuring Dr. Charlotte Charfen of Hawi and Samantha Trad of Compassion &Choices. Held 6-7:30 p.m. at the Life &Death Wellness Center, 54-3858 Akoni Pule Highway, Kapaau. Registration: https://hawaii-eol-options.eventbrite.com.
• Special performance of witty comedy “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” 7 p.m. at Habitat Hawaii Island’s Waimea ReStore. Waimea Community Theatre presents a tale of Picasso and Einstein in Lapin Agile, a bar in Paris 1904. Mature audiences only. Performance benefits Habitat’s Matching Fund Challenge. Tickets are $20, $15 for Seniors (55+). Refreshments will be available. Info: 885-9091.
• 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.
• Bread baking at the Portuguese stone oven, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Kona Historical Society. Info: konahistorical.org, 323-3222.
• Counting &measuring with pizza, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Kealakekua Public Library. Free children’s craft program about counting and measuring and make your own play dough pizza (non-edible)! Wear protective clothes or clothes you’re okay with getting messy. Preschoolers and up. Info: 323-7585.
• Free Thursday night movies at Privateer’s Cove, 75-170 Hualalai Road, Kailua-Kona. Family movie at 6 p.m.; cult classic at 9 p.m.
• Climate change meeting, 2 p.m. Thursdays at The Dragonfly Ranch. Bringing the community together to discuss actions to be taken to address climate change and learn from Jane Fonda and friends. See www.dragonflyranch.com for directions to the Dragonfly Ranch, or call Barbara at 238-1906.
• 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.
• Fourth annual Hawaii Island Festival of Birds, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Sheraton Kona Resort &Spa at Keauhou Bay. “Wanderers and Migrants — Hawaii’s Unique Avian Visitors” features a Birds, Brews &Binocs street fair celebration, panel discussions with experts from across the globe, guided birding excursions, free community bird walks and more. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.birdfesthawaii.org, 331-3655.
• Waikoloa fall festival, 5-9 p.m. at Waikoloa Community Church, 68-3621 Paniolo Ave., Waikoloa. Free event with a costume contest, food and pop-up vendors. Info: 295-9795.
* 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.
• KCH Cancer Center presents “Frankly Speaking about Cancer: Metastatic Breast Cancer,” with KCH oncology nurses and Dr. Forrest Swan Jr., 9-11 a.m. in the KCH administration building, first floor conference room 2. Info and registration: Vicky Atkinson, 322-6910 (option 1, then option 4) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Marine Corps League monthly meeting, 11 a.m. at VFW Post 12122. Planning for the Marine Corps Birthday Ball. All Marines and Navy Corpsmen (serving, retired or reserve) and their spouses are invited to attend. Dress is resort casual. Info: Dale Ross, 322-2172.
• 13th annual run for the dry forest, 6:45 a.m. to noon at Pu‘uwa‘awa‘a Cinder Cone State Park, 71-1645 Mamalahoa Highway, Kailua-Kona. 10km run, 5km run/walk and 1/4 mile keiki run, with a 7:30 a.m. start. No pets are allowed, as there are endangered nene geese in the area. Cost: $30 Adults/$15 Children 14 &under. Info: email@example.com, https://pathhawaii.org/get-involved/races.
• Plant People Road Show, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Makaeo Pavilion at the Old Kona Airport State Recreation Area. Find out from Big Island growers what plant varieties thrive best in your location, talk story with 12 growers from the island’s different regions, and get geared for fall planting. Free. Info: 987-3231.
• Community seed library exchange &anniversary celebration, 10 a.m. to noon at the Kailua Kona Public Library. Bring seeds or plant cuttings you have grown, and enjoy some tasty treats. Info: 327-4327.
• Knitting on the lanai, 10 a.m. to noon at the Kailua-Kona Public Library. Socialize with knitters, work on projects, and share ideas on the lanai at the library. Bring your chair and beverage. Free. Info: 327-4327.
• Phone photography workshop, 1-4 p.m. at SKEA, 84-5191 Mamalahoa Highway, Captain Cook. Instructor Alvis Upitis shows how to use your phone to take stunning photos, for those whose primary camera is their phone. Tuition is $30 for SKEA members, $35 non-members. Info and registration: 328-9392 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Saturday board game night with HawaiiCon, 5-10 p.m. at Privateer’s Cove.
• Movie under the stars: “E.T.” 6:15-8:15 p.m. at Queens’ MarketPlace. Bring a beach chair or blanket and sit back, relax and enjoy a free movie under the stars.
• Free AARP Think of Your Future workshop in Kailua-Kona to help residents understand important information about Social Security, Medicare and what to do to get ready for retirement. 9 a.m. to noon at Hale Iaoko in the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii, 73-970 Makako Bay Drive. To register, go to aarp.org/HI and click on Hawaii Upcoming Events or call 1-877-926-8300.
* 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. 28
* OCT. 29
• Kupuna Singles lunch, 11:30 a.m. at Bongo Ben’s Island Cafe. Info: 333-8049.
• SpeakOut session on the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and amendments, 5-6:30 p.m. at the West Hawaii Civic Center County Council Chambers. Draft amendments will be available on the county website prior to the meetings. Info: email@example.com.
* 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, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 885-3474.
* 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.
• “Coffee with a Cop” at the Kailua-Kona Public Library, 9-11 a.m.
* NOV. 9
• Mauna Kea Quilters meeting, 9:30 a.m. to noon in the meeting room of the Thelma Parker Memorial Library. Business meeting, show and tell and sharing new ideas and techniques. Info: Becky Parkinson, 937-2159.
* 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. 12
• “Coffee with a Cop” 7-9 a.m. at the Kona Commons McDonalds.
* 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: email@example.com, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Thanksgiving Dinners for Hualalai Elderly Housing, 5 p.m. The 20th-anniversary dinner serves turkey, homemade stuffing and gravy, mashed potatoes, a side, and dessert to all three phases of the housing community. Info: Norma Matsumoto, email@example.com.
* DEC. 4
• “Coffee with a Cop” 7-9 a.m. at the Kailua-Kona Public Library.
* DEC. 10
• “Coffee with a Cop” 7-9 a.m. at the Kona Commons McDonalds.
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