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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

This calendar is prepared by Patti Cook on behalf of Waimea Community Association. To include community events in this calendar, email cookshi@aol.com. Deadline for information: Friday please! To link to selected events in this calendar, visit http://waimeatown.org/events/. For the complete calendar, visit http://waimeatown.org/waimea-community-calendar/.

IMPORTANT COMMUNITY EVENTS

STUDENT SAFETY REQUIRES CLOSURE OF LIBRARY PARKING ENTRANCE DURING PEAK MORNING HOUR BEFORE SCHOOL:

Effective immediately, Waimea Elementary School is blocking off the library parking entrance to all morning traffic due to unsafe conditions for children. Families are expected to use the morning student drop-off procedure – entering campus via the back gate by Kahilu Theatre and loop around, dropping students at the back of the cafeteria. Waimea police also remind families that the Waimea Senior Center, Kamuela Post Office and Carter Professional Building are all No Parking Zones for school traffic. For more information call WES at 887-7636, ext. 221.

PLAN YOUR PARTY, WORKSHOP, CLASSES, FUNDRAISER AT HISTORIC SPENCER HOUSE:

Reservations now being accepted for both special events and classes, meetings and presentations in this beautiful 22-room home and in the process, help bring this 16-decade-old home back to life in the 21st century. Very reasonable introductory rentals. For information, contact Paul Johnston at 938-4540, email: pej1000@aol.com. For scheduling, contact Betsy Sanderson 938-2897 or email bas1001@aol.com. Find us on Facebook.

DHHL TO BEGIN KAWAIHAE ROAD IMPROVEMENTS NEAR NEW LALAMILO HOUSING PROJECT AND TRANSFER STATION ROAD:

Mid-November through March 2014. DHHL Contractor Goodfellow Bros., Inc. construction project expected to close one lane at times on both the South Kohala Distribution Road and Kawaihae Road. For information, contact DHHL Project Manager Jeffrey Fujimoto at 620-9274.

ALL OF WAIMEA INVITED TO 2ND ANNUAL ‘OHANA MAKAHIKI FEST AT WAIMEA MIDDLE SCHOOL:

4-7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14. Free and the entire family invited to what will be fascinating and a delicious program outdoors in and near Mala’ai school garden. Free and everyone invited. Please enter campus via the back entry gate near Kahilu Theatre to park on the field. Warm jackets and comfortable shoes recommended. For information, contact 887-6090, ext. 222.

ALL FAMILIES WITH STUDENTS IN HONOKAA HIGH INVITED TO COLLEGE BOUND TALK STORY-DINNER:

5:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, at Honokaa High Auditorium is the 3rd of eight gatherings to help students and their families explore college and career possibilities. Free and includes dinner for the entire family. The Nov. 14 class will explore “Finding Money For College.” All very informal – no commitments. No RSVP. For information, contact Nicole Ryan in Honokaa High’s College and Career Center at 775-8800, ext. 308 or email Nicole_Ryan@notes.k12.hi.us. All events are at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings; remaining session is Dec. 12 at Waimea School cafeteria “FAFSA: Free Application For Federal Student Aid.”

KAHILU THEATRE’S ANNUAL ‘UKULELE AND SLACK KEY GUITAR INSTITUTE:

Nov. 15—17. Slack key master Ledward Ka’apana – recent recipient of the NEA Heritage Award, America’s highest honor for a traditional artist – will headline a night with 12-string guitarist and singer Mike Ka’awa joining for some stunning duets. The legendary Rev. Dennis Kamakahi will also perform a rare solo set highlighting many of the beloved songs he has composed over the past four decades. Also, one of Waimea’s own, slack key master Sonny Lim will open with a multi-generational group of talented family and friends. Tickets $20-$64. Information and tickets: www.kahilutheatre.org or call 885-6868.

WAIMEA COMMUNITY THEATRE PRESENTS’ DARK OF THE MOON’:

Now through Nov. 17 at Parker Theatre. Evening performances Friday and Saturday, and Sunday Matinee. A reprise of Meredith Wilson’s Broadway spectacular that opened in Spring of 1945. Tickets available at Waimea General Store and Without Boundaries, and at the door on the day of the performance. For information, visit www.WaimeaCommunityTheatre.org.

HALE HO’OLA HAMAKUA SLACK KEY CONCERT BENEFIT:

7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15, at Honoka’a People’s Theatre. The Na Mele Makana Slack Key Concert Series will be hosted by Grammy-winner George Kahumoku with guests Martin Pahinui, Brad Bordessa and Anuhea Lim. Tickets available online at www.slackkeyshow.com, Kamuela Liquor Store, or Wishard Gallery in Parker Ranch Center.

PARKER SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE:

9-11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 16. Parents and students will tour campus, meet current Parker students, teachers and staff, and learn about the school’s academic and extracurricular programs. K-1 Admissions Preview on Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Applications for admission for the 2014-2015 academic year are being accepted now through January 31, 2014. Financial aid and scholarships available. For information, visit www.parkerschoolhawaii.org, or call 885-7933 ext. 7107 or email admissions@parkerschoolhawaii.org.

KA HUI KAPA APANA O WAIMEA (QUILT CLUB):

9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16 (and the last Saturday of every month except November and December when the meeting is on the third Saturday), at St. James Episcopal Church Parish Hall. This is Hawaii’s oldest Hawaiian quilting club. Everyone welcome. Free. For information, contact Kathy Tanaka at 775-0765.

‘HARVESTEA’ BENEFIT AT ANNA RANCH TO HELP SAVE LIVES:

10:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 16. A lovely gathering with very serious purpose – to bring attention to the need for Water Rescue Tubes on every beach on the Big Island. This project was initiated through the Alex and Duke DeRego Foundation. Attendees will be asked to support the goal of installing 75 additional Tubes at Hawaii Island. The gathering will begin with petite sandwiches, quiche, salad, fruit, scones and decadent desserts. HarvesTea tickets are $20. Seating is limited. For reservations, contact Darlene Pullen at 220-7584 or email pullendarlene@gmail.com. For more information, visit www.AlexAndDukeDeRego Foundation.com.

2nd ANNUAL HAMAKUA YOUTH FOUNDATION HULA FESTIVAL:

Saturday, Nov. 16, at Honokaa People’s Theatre. To feature kahiko and auana hula performances representing the best that North Hawaii has to offer. All proceeds go to supporting no-fee programs at the Hamakua Youth Center. Doors open at 4 p.m. with a silent auction. Hula, song and special surprises begin at 5 p.m. Tickets $20 for adults and $5 for youth 18 and under. May be purchased at the Hamakua Youth Center on Mamane Street across from Honokaa High School or from Hamakua Youth Foundation board members. For information and to purchase tickets, call 775-0976.

WAIMEA COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASSES:

For information, and to register, visit www.waimeaeducation.com or email learn@waimeaeducation.com or call 885-1539. CLASSES:

• Get an Agent and Get Published: Sunday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $150 with Darien Gee

• Light on Hawaii ~ A Photographers Approach: Saturday, Nov. 30, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Cost is $55 with R. Frutos

• Advanced Chi-Lel Qigong: Saturday, Nov. 30, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Cost is $65 with Priya Lucas

• BY APPOINTMENT: One to One Computer Training Eight hours arranged to your schedule. Cost is $250 with instructor Diane Koani.

2ND ANNUAL FIBER ARTS & FARM FESTIVAL:

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 17, at Aina Hou Animal Hospital in Lalamilo Farm Lots, 66-1520 Pu’u Huluhulu Rd. Will include spinning and weaving demonstrations, spinning supplies, fibers of all kinds from alpaca to mink, cotton to nettle. Many locally made and grown items from orchids to Santas to knitwear may be found in the booths. Come meet the alpacas, rabbits and sheep from which the lovely items are made. Festival is sponsored by Ahualoa Alpacas and Kuu Home Alpacas. For information, contact Jenny Brundage DVM at 343-4567.

GIFT-FILLED SHOE BOXES FOR CHILDREN OVERSEAS:

Nov. 18-24, from 3-6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, at “The Barn,” 65-1136 Kapiolani Rd. Waimea’s New Beginnings Assembly of God church congregation is supporting Operation Christmas Child – a non-profit assembling and sending shoebox presents to children overseas. Congregation members will accept and assemble donations. For more For information, visit www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/. For information, email Kathy Flores at kathybflores@gmail.com.

NORTH KOHALA TALK-STORY ON PROPOSED QUEEN’S AFFILIATION WITH NHCH. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 18, at Kohala High School Cafeteria. This is a continuation of earlier community meeting by Queens Health Systems, corporate parent of the Queen’s Medical Center, to explore the agreement they have with North Hawaii Community Hospital on a possible formal affiliation with NHCH. Art Ushijima, CEO of Queen’s, is hosting a series of community forums in North Hawaii. The community’s views are important to Queen’s and will help determine how best they can serve North Hawaii. For information, contact Carol Fuertes at 889-5391.

NATIVE HAWAIIAN SCHOLARSHIP ‘AHA – SOURCES OF FINANCIAL AID: A series of community meetings to earn about financial aid available for Native Hawaiians including eligibility criteria and qualificiations. Sponsored by UH, OHA and Native Hawaiian Education Association. Free and all invited:

•Tuesday, Nov. 19, 6-8 p.m. – Waimea’s Hawaiian Homes Hall – Kuhio Hale

• Wednesday, Nov. 20, 6-8 p.m. – Kealakehe High School cafeteria

WAIMEA COMMUNITY CHORUS 20TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY SEASON REHEARSALS: 7 p.m., Tuesdays at St. James’ Episcopal Church. Directed by Barbara Kopra. New singers welcome; auditions not required, but consistent attendance is essential. Holiday shows will be December 14-15 – see details below. For information, contact at www.waimeacommunitytheatre.org, or on the group’s Facebook page, or call Miguel Bray at 938-3062 or email hawaiimiguel@gmail.com.

MALA’AI SCHOOL GARDEN RE-STARTS STUDENT-RUN ‘FARM STAND’: 1:15-2:45 p.m., Wednesdays, now through Dec. 4 (except Thanksgiving week). Near Mala’ai garden and the back gate on the south side of the school campus. All welcome to purchase fresh organic produce, herbs and flowers while providing students with the real experience of growing and selling produce and learning all the steps and entrepreneurial skills required to manage a small business and also to understand the value of what they are growing in their school garden. Funds raised will be used to enhance the school’s outdoor garden classroom. For information, contact Holly Sargeant-Green at 987-0092 or Alethea Lai at 989-7861.

HAWAII MONTESSORI SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20. For children ranging from 15 months to 7 years of age. The school has been voted “North Hawaii’s Best” four years in a row. All invited. For information, call 885-7683 or email: kamuela@hawaiimontessori.org.

WAIKOLOA NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH PRESENTATION BY DOGGIE PSYCHOLOGIST: 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20. At Ho’oko Street Park (behind the school). Dogs welcome, too. Must register in advance with Skip Hickey at 781-424-1630 or email: oldhickdog2@gmail.com.

THIRD THURSDAY THRIVE: 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, and third Thursdays thereafter, at NHERC in Honokaa. A grassroots community group gathering and pot luck to support sustainability and expand connections within the Hamakua community. All welcome. Bring a dish to share and drink for yourself. Also bring your own non-disposable plates and silverware. For information, contact Diane Scheurell at scheurell@hawaii.rr.com.

KECK ASTRONOMY TALK AT KAHILU THEATRE ON THE SEARCH FOR OTHER EARTHS: 7-8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21. Featuring Andrew Howard who is an astronomer from UH-Manoa, who will give an illuminating talk about the hunt for extrasolar planets and the quest for another Earth. Howard will tour this diverse landscape of extrasolar planets, including the recent discoveries of planets the size of Earth. Presentation free and all welcome thanks to support of the Keck Observatory Rising Stars Fund and the Rob and Terry Ryan Foundation. For information, contact Steve Jefferson at 881-3827.

HPA’S 2nd and 3rd GRADERS PRESENT ‘GEOLOGY ROCKS!’ MUSICAL: 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 22, at Gates Performing Arts Center. Presented in conjunction with the students’ science curriculum with music teacher Georgia Polakova directing. The story is about Professor Rock who has vanished, and it’s up to his geology students to find him. With a little “help” from Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, they set out to find their beloved teacher. All welcome and it’s free. For information, call 885-2501.

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE BUT DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START? 5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 22, at Kauhala at Kanu o ka ‘Aina. Presented by Hawaii Community College for North Hawaii residents. Learn about the process and multiple ways to succeed as a college student. This is for prospective students and also current students seeking academic advising and transferring assistance. Dinner will be served. Register online at https://northhawaiicollegeinfo.eventbrite.com by Thursday, Nov. 21. Contact Kahanu at 890-2516 or kahanu@kalo.org for more information.

ST. JAMES’ ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Saturday, Nov. 23. Mark your calendar to enjoy this now annual family-friendly gathering of friends and begin preparing for the coming holidays by shopping for home-baked goods, plants, holiday gifts and decorations and much more. More details to come. For information, contact Jazzy Bostock by email at jb3909a@student.american.edu.

‘A TASTE OF FALL’ FASHION SHOW BENEFIT FOR NORTH HAWAII HOSPICE: Noon-2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 23. At Tommy Bahama Restaurant at The Shops At Mauna Lani. Hosted by Lauren Hickey, Miss Hawaii 2013 United States. Fashions provided by Tommy Bahama Store, Hulakai Surf, Hawaiian Island Creations, Cache, Jams World, Jourabchi, Oasis Lifestyle and Sunglass Hut. Tickets are $40 for show and three-course lunch and complimentary glass of wine. To go on sale soon at Tommy Bahama Restaurant, The Fine Hawaiian Gift Gallery and North Hawaii Hospice office. Call 885-7547 to reserve your ticket.

ASTON KINETICS SAMPLER CLASS: 1–4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 23, at Pua Mau Botanical Garden, Kawaihae, with Judith Aston, master teacher and pioneer in the field of movement education and bodywork. Men and women of any age can learn how to recycle physical effort into work/rest cycles with easy-to-use ideas applied to bending, reaching, lifting, etc. Experience new and effective ways to increase your body length, decompress the lower abdomen and lift the pelvic floor. Fee of $75 benefits Movement Projects, Inc. For information, contact Office@MovementProjects.Org or call 936-9226.

IMPORTANT – 19TH ANNUAL KAWAIHAE CANOE CLUB LUAU: 5:30-10 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Kawaihae Small Boat Harbor. A fundraiser to support club activities and to perpetuate the values, practices and hard work involved in Hawaiian canoe paddling. Begins with amazing pupu selection and superb entertainment plus an exceptional pa’ina. Casual dress and all welcome. General seating ticket donation is $40 for adults presale; $50 for reserved seating presale; $15 for 4-10-year-olds. For tickets, see canoe club member or call Debbie at 937-4700 or Izzy at 987-2819.

FREE PRE-THANKSGIVING COMMUNITY LUNCH – ALL INVITED: 12-3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 24, at the New Hope Waimea Gym. Sponsored by New Hope Waimea Christian Fellowship – all invited. Questions or to contribute, call the office at 885-5510.