• 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.
• Free Tuesday night movies at Privateer’s Cove, 75-170 Hualalai Road, Kailua-Kona. Classic pre-1970s movie at 6 p.m.; late-night movie at 8 p.m.
• Kona Civil Air Patrol squadron meetings, 6-8:30 p.m. at Keahole Kona Airport. Info: m.johnsonCAP@gmail.com.
• Kona Men’s Group, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 75-148 Hualalai Road, Kailua-Kona. Free group supports and challenges men in improving themselves, relationships, and careers. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, (843) 224-9493.
• Dance for PD, 10 a.m. at Kona Dance and Performing Arts. Donation-based. Dance class for people with Parkinson’s. Info: www.konadanceand performingarts.org, 657-4473.
• Throwback Tuesday special rates, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, 82-6199 Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook. Kona Historical Society invites guests to the farm at a special rate: $7.50. Info: konahistorical.org.
• Trick or treat at the library, 4-5 p.m. at the Kailua-Kona Public Library, featuring a Mad Scientist Slime Project for ages 7 and up, Haunted Story Walk, Halloween-themed games, and costumes are encouraged! Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Candy will be given out while supplies last. Info: 327-4327.
• Searching for other worlds, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Kailua-Kona Public Library. Free. Info: www.folkhawaii.com, 327-4327.
• Teshima’s cancer support group, 7 p.m. at Teshima’s Restaurant in Honalo. People newly diagnosed with cancer, cancer survivors, caregivers and supportive family welcome. Info: Shirley, 323-2732.
• 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 email@example.com or 885-3474.
• Blues, Brews &BBQ, 6 p.m. at Ola Brew. Join Ronnie V. and the Family Band for a free session of blues. Info: www.olabrewco.com.
• Senior citizen ID cards, 9 a.m. to noon at West Hawaii Civic Center, Bldg B. Info: 323-4320, firstname.lastname@example.org.
• #Coffeelover and the perfect mug: A KCCF exhibition and juried show at Donkey Mill Art Center, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Dec. 14. Info: donkeymillartcenter.org.
• “Coco” movie matinee, 2-4 p.m. at the Kealakekua Public Library. A boy journeys into the Land of the Dead to seek forgiveness from his ancestors and lift a curse. Free popcorn will be served, drinks in closed containers are permitted. Info: 323-7585.
• Tastes of fall, 3-6 p.m. at The Spoon Shop, $85. Chef Ellard will use ingredients sourced within 20 miles to create a seasonal meal. Info: thespoonshopkona.com, 887-7666.
• Kids book club, 4-5 p.m. at the Kealakekua Public Library, featuring “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” Recap the story and an activity and snack will be provided. Ages 8-12 years. Info: 323-7585.
• Read-aloud Shakespeare, 6-7:30 p.m. at Keauhou Shopping Center. Group meets once a month to read The Bard’s plays, currently reading “Henry VI.” If you are a Shakespeare fan, bring a copy of the play and join us. No previous Shakespeare or acting ability required. Info: 557-0694.
• Holistic Fitness mind-body-spirit vegan retreat, 8 a.m. Oct. 31 through Nov. 4 at WhaleSpirit Sanctuary, 82-5988B Napoopoo Road, Captain Cook. Featuring meditation, yoga, natural remedies, SOS free cooking class, animal sanctuary visit, nurturing for your spiritual self, and more. Info: (415) 779-4253.
• West Hawaii SBDC presents “The Entrepreneur Mindset: Proactive Steps to Eliminate Business Anxieties and Quiet your Inner Critic,” 9-11:30 a.m. at Hale Iako in Suite 119, 73-970 Makako Bay Drive, Kailua-Kona, on the NELHA Campus. Embrace uncertainty, recognize the gremlins when they appear, and even turn them to your advantage. Registration $20; visit www.hisbdc.org, click on the Events/Workshops link on the homepage, or call 333-5000 for more information.
• Bread baking at the Portuguese stone oven, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Kona Historical Society. Info: konahistorical.org, 323-3222.
• 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.
• Scary stories with Judy, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Kealakekua Public Library. Celebrate All Hallows with Librarian and Storyteller Judy who will share some scary stories for this festive day. Wear your costume. All ages are welcome. Info: 323-7585.
• Halloqueen 2019 trick-or-treating at Queens’ MarketPlace, 5-7 p.m. The whole family is invited to dress up in costume and trick-or-treat in a safe, well-lit venue. Keiki can pick up free goodies and trinkets at giveaway stations around the mall, and visit participating stores for candies. Creepy decorations, monster music and ghoulish giveaways make for a “spooktacular” experience.
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• 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.
• Toastmasters humorous speech contest, 9 a.m. to noon at the W.M. Keck Observatory, 65-1120 Mamalahoa Highway in Waimea. All are welcome at no charge to enjoy entertaining speeches from members of the Hilo, Kona, and Waimea Toastmasters clubs. Info: Debbie Roberts, email@example.com; or Carole Wiedmeyer firstname.lastname@example.org.
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• 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.
• Adew Dundee presents 16th century Scottish music, 3:30 p.m. at the Queen Emma Community Center. Info: earlymusichawaii.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.
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• Blood Bank of West Hawaii Blood Drive, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the LDS Kealakekua Ward. Info: (800) 372-9966.
• Words and Wine event, 6 p.m. at Kona Stories Book Shop. Informal meet and greet plus book presentations by authors Phillip Swatek, Howard Wallman, and Nancee Pace Cline. Dress is casual aloha wear. Info: 324-0350.
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• 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.
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• 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.
• Fifth annual La Ohana event, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Milolii Park, South Kona. Featuring health screening, insurance enrollment, cultural demonstrations, Hawaiian medicine, arts and crafts, food and drink, and live entertainment by local artists.
• Conservative activist and Baltimore Clean-up organizer Scott Pressler speaks on local community activism, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mana Christian Ohana in Waimea; and 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Kona Educational Center, Seymour Botanical Gardens. Tickets $10, both venues will feature a spaghetti/beef stew meal. Info: Jeffrey Coakley, 443-8687.
• Friends of Amy B. H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden annual Membership Meeting, 1 p.m. at the garden in Captain Cook. Regular Saturday morning weeding will take place from 9 a.m. until noon; garden tours will be offered starting at 11 a.m. Anyone can bring his or her own picnic lunch and eat it beneath the shade of our kukui trees. Info: Maile Melrose, 323-3378.
* 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.
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• “Coffee with a Cop” 7-9 a.m. at the Kona Commons McDonalds.
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• Kupuna Singles lunch, noon at Chubby’s in KBXtreme bowling alley. Info: 326-1288.
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• The Big Island Ukulele Guild showcase, featuring handmade stringed instruments built with a wide range of materials and styles, shown Nov. 15-27 at the Isaacs Art Center in Waimea. Info and hours: Luana Lincoln, email@example.com or 885-5884; www.BigIslandUkuleleGuild.org.
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• 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.
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• 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.
• 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
* 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.