Thelma Parker Memorial Library gifted cowboy books

WAIMEA — The juvenile collection at Thelma Parker Memorial Public and School Library of the Hawaii State Public Library System recently received a donation of nine cowboy books from the Will James Society Book Gifting Program.

Third Thursday Thrive guest speaker focus on little fire ants

Heather Forester, an invasive ant extension specialist from the Hawaii Ant Lab, will be the guest speaker at Third Thursday Thrive’s monthly potluck this Thursday. Held in the large conference room at North Hawaii Education and Research Center (NHERC) in Honokaa, the potluck will begin at 6 p.m., with the presentation following at 6:45 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring a healthy dish to share.

Kupuna Transitions

Conversations about neuroscience can overwhelm me, and medical references to the way our brain works tend to lose me in a cloud of scientific terminology. Personally, I would rather discuss the social aspects of aging issues, yet I also know it’s helpful to grasp the complexities of the brain when caring for individuals with dementia.