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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, go to http://waimeatown.org/waimea-community-calendar/.

PARKER SCHOOL PRESENTS ‘IN THE HEIGHTS’: April 26-May 5, Thursday-Saturday at 7 p.m., and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. No show Friday, May 3. This play is a four-time Tony Award winner! Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for students. For information, visit www.parkerschool.net or call 885-7933.

HPA’S KA MAKANI PLAYERS PRESENT ALL-STAR REVUE: 7 p.m., Thursday-Friday, April 25-26. Gates Performing Arts Center. Will feature music and dance from an array of genres, including Broadway, jazz, pop and the movies. Highlights to include selections from “Les Miserables,” “Last Five Years,” “Follies,” “Gypsy,” “Funny Girl,” “Wicked,” “Pete’s Dragon,” “Chorus Line,” “South Pacific,” “West Side Story,” and more. Tickets $10/adults, $5/students. For information, call 881-4002.

WAIMEA STUDENTS-FAMILIES INVITED TO EXHIBIT ART THROUGHOUT MAY AT KAHILU THEATRE: Submittals accepted Friday, April 26-Monday, April 29. Exhibit May 1-June 5. All Waimea K-12 students, their parents and/or teachers invited to submit. Artwork must be framed, mounted and/or prepared for hanging or display; all mediums and forms of art welcome. The exhibit is themed, “No Ku’u Hawaii: Ke Aloha Nani E” – “For My Hawaii – A Beloved Beauty.” Information and entry forms available by calling Jennifer Bryan at 895-0678 or by emailing anoanodesigngroup@hawaiiantel.net, or emailing Kanoa@kalo.org.

HALAU NA KIPU’UPU’U PRESENTS ‘HULILAUALI’I’ HULA DRAMA PLUS CULTURAL EXHIBITS AND NATIVE HAWAIIAN ART: Performances – 7-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, April 26-27, at Kahilu Theatre, but doors open at 5:30 p.m., for exhibits and art. This hula drama will take the audience on a journey through time and experience the rich history of ancient Waimea, its sacred lands, chiefs, and people. “Ka Hulilauali’I O Waimea” means “the royal calabash of Waimea” and refers to the immense population of royalty residing in the area. Tickets at Gregore’s Salon, Crackseed Etc., and Parker Ranch Store, or email: nakipuupuu@gamil.com.

REGISTER NOW FOR EXPANDED WAIMEA SUMMER SCHOOL FOR ALL INCOMING 5TH-8TH GRADE STUDENTS: Waimea Middle School will present a 14-day program June 10-28 (no school June 11 – Kamehameha Day). 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for all of Waimea’s incoming fifth through eighth grade students from any school and homeschoolers, too. Will combine a strong academic focus with exciting place-based experiential learning including a weekly excursion. Also will include breakfast, lunch and busing. This will help students prepare for transition to middle school. Fee: $50 with plenty of scholarships available. For information, call 887-6090, ext. 222 or go to www.WaimeaMiddleSchool.org.

REGISTER NOW FOR FREE K-12 SUMMER PROGRAM FOR HAWAIIAN STUDENTS: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., June 3-July 26, Kealakehe High School. Sponsored by Children’s Defense Fund Hawaii K.O.A Freedom Schools. Space limited and eligibility requirements apply. Will provide breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack, Hawaiian language and culture classes, workshops to improve Reading, Math and Science skills, college prep, ACT prep, Field trips, and 10:1 student-teacher ratio to ensure student success. For information contact Lilinoi Grace by emailing freedomschoolshawaii@gmail.com or 989-9390.

PUMPKIN GROWERS – TIME TO START PLANTING FOR WAIMEA TOWN MARKET’S ANNUAL GIANT PUMPKIN CONTEST! News from Giant Pumpkin Contest coordinator Paul Johnston, is that there many seeds and starts that will be available by mid-April. Lots of advice available to enhance your chances to win. Call Johnston at 938-4540, or email PEJ1000@aol.com. For school gardens, the Hawaii Island School Garden Network will be providing giant pumpkin starts. Contact Donna Mitts at 887-6411 for details.

WIDE ARRAY OF WAIMEA COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASSES: Information and to register: www.waimeaeducation.com or email: learn@waimeaeducation.com, or call 885-1539.

APRIL

·NEW: Spinning Salads with Jill Justice: Saturday, April 27, 10:30 a.m. -2 p.m., Cost is $40.

MAY

• Demystifying Your Digital Camera: Saturday, May 4, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost is $55 with Robert Frutos.

• Radiant Health For Women—The Successful Qigong Way: 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Learn Qigong exercises to relieve the symptoms of cycles of life – physically, mentally and emotionally. Cost is $55 with Priya Lucas.

• The Basics of Stock Market Investing: Saturdays, May 11-25, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Ideal for those with little or no experience investing in stocks. Cost is $65 with Doug Lofton.

• Bully-Proof: A Parent Tool Kit For Safe and Empowered Kids: Thursday, May 23, 6-8 p.m. Cost is $15 with Lorraine Pursell.

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

WAIMEA MONTESSORI EARTHFEST: 7 a.m.-12 p.m., Saturday, April 27. A rummage sale, recycled craft activities for kids, HI5 recycling donation station and student-grown plants for sale. Also foods for sale. All proceeds to support the school. All invited.

KA HUI KAPA APANA O WAIMEA (QUILT CLUB): 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, April 27 (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.

20TH BIENNIAL HPA SCHOLARSHIP AUCTION: Saturday, April 27 at 5 p.m., at the Fairmont Orchid. Hosted cocktails and auction preview; 6 p.m. dinner. Auction at 7:30 p.m. with Jim Bakker of James R. Bakker Antiques, Inc. The event will fundraise for financial aid programs, featuring collectibles such Lloyd Sexton’s “Ginger and Hi’ilawe Falls at Waipio Valley” circa 1950, and Madge Tennent’s “Hawaiian Spring Song,” an 1936 original oil on canvas. Also includes a D. Howard Hitchcock seascape, original Martha Greenwell paintings, antique and modern koa furniture and bowls, and vacation packages. Auction preview available online at http://isaacsartcenter.hpa.edu/. Tickets $150 per person; contact Janet Melton at 881-4044, or email advancement@hpa.edu.

10TH ANNUAL WAIMEA RELAY FOR LIFE: 6 p.m., Saturday, April 27 to 6 a.m., Sunday, April 28 at Waimea Park, but this year will begin at 3 p.m. with a survivor’s gathering that includes dinner at 5 p.m. They are looking for teams, survivors and sponsors. If you want to enter a team, please contact Raynee Fisher, 557-6146 or email: waiaka74@yahoo.com. To participate in the survivors gathering, call Sandy Pang at 885-7418 or email: esp905@hawaiiantel.net. To become a Sponsor, call Cecile Burleson at 808-258-4018, or email at ceciliregardingsales.com. General questions, contact Bernie Kainoa at 938-2762, or email at Bernadette.kainoa@nhch.com.

NORTH KOHALA COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER BENEFIT WITH JOHN CRUZ AT HISTORIC PUAKEA RANCH IN HAWI: 5-9:30 p.m., Saturday, April 27. A lovely evening that will recognize a local citizen for lifetime achievement and some of this organization’s long-standing projects that have had a meaningful impact on North Kohala plus entertainment by John Cruz and David Gomes, pupu prepared by local chefs, a cash bar and live auction including a custom David Gomes’ ‘ukulele, a $1,000 gift certificate for lodging at Puakea Ranch, artwork and more. Tickets are $65 at reserved seating: $50 for open seating. Available at NKCRC office, or call 889-5523 or email information@northkohala.org.