At 9:30 a.m. Friday, the public is invited to attend the monthly meeting at the prosecutor’s office in Waimea, located next to the feed store at Holomua Center at the Kamamalu Street/Mamalahoa Highway intersection. Topics to be discussed include the Victim Navigator Training Manual, and updates from the legislative, fundraising, events and grant writing committees.
The Kohala Center’s Beginning Farmer-Rancher Development Program is a nine-month course including 188 hours of classroom training, online coursework, on-farm demonstrations and workshops, and field trips, as well as a student-selected assignment.
From 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sea Dandelion in Honokaa will host a monthly clothing swap for ladies of all ages, shapes and sizes. Participants can donate any clothing they no longer need and rummage through others’ cast-offs for new second-hand pieces. Donations are accepted only if clean and in good condition.
Soldiers from the 728th Military Police Battalion and Marines from VMU-3 are scheduled to convoy from Kawaihae Docks to Pohakuloa Training Area beginning at 8 a.m. and no later than 3:30 p.m. today and Wednesday.
At 10 a.m. this Thursday, preschool children can create a weather tool and learn how weather on Earth is always changing. Children will also learn how they and scientists can watch and use tools to observe different types of weather, wind direction, wind speed, temperature and precipitation.
Blue Zones Project will host the Ulu Ke Ola event from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. On Kings’ Shops Center Stage, a Zumba and Pound with Dance 4 Action demo will begin at 10 a.m., followed by a cooking demo at noon with Chef Ippy Aiona of The Koa Table and a live performance by Honokaa Jazz Band at 2 p.m.
From noon-1 p.m. Jan. 24, MIT’s Ben Crawford and Jesse Kroll will host a free presentation for the public on poor air quality due to volcanic air pollution — the single largest environmental risk factor for premature death globally, largely unknown due to a lack of widespread observations. The presenters will share details about a planned network of air quality monitors throughout Hawaii Island that will measure levels of volcanic air pollution to enable high-resolution monitoring for health and regulatory purposes.
Residents can learn powerful meditation and breathing techniques to calm emotions and experience inner peace at a free class from 6-8 p.m. this Wednesday led by by Pranic Healing Hawaii Island at the new Waimea Yoga studio in St. James Circle.
From 5-7 p.m. Saturday, “Aloha Expressionism by Contemporary Hawaii Artists” and the book’s featured artists will be celebrated at a book-signing reception for earning an Award of Excellence at the Ka Palapala Poʻokela Awards. The event will take place at both Tiffany’s Art Agency and Wishard Gallery in downtown Hawi.
As the first in an on-going series, residents 60 years of age and older can explore the challenges and opportunities of approaching aging with compassion and mindfulness at a workshop from 2-5 p.m. this Sunday at The Temple at Kokolulu Farm in Hawi.
North Kohala Public Library will host a free showing of the film at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 17 as part of their weekly after-school activities for elementary and middle school children.
From 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 7, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel will welcome back Anne Namba for a pop-up boutique and trunk show in the hotel’s Lloyd Sexton Gallery.
Beginning at 2 p.m. this Sunday, an “Outstanding in the Field” dinner will be held at Primal Cuts farm in Kapaau as part of the annual tour. The guest chef will be Noah Hester of Kamuela’s Puako Provisions & Catering. Primal Cuts farmers, Jessica Wieloh and Jim Pedersen, raise grass-fed sheep and beef cattle and grow tropical crops including breadfruit, coconuts, papayas, bananas and hot peppers.
At 11 a.m. Jan. 9, the group will discuss “Breakfast with Buddha” by Roland Merullo at North Kohala Public Library. All are welcome to participate.
Susan Wilesmith, owner of AlohaVeda based in Honokaa, recently opened a second location at Ironwood Centre in Waimea. The massage clinic and apothecary store specializes in organic Ayurvedic healing treatments, a variety of massage styles, facials, body scrubs, detox Panchakarma treatments, herbal steams, herbs and health products made on the Big Island.