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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

This calendar is prepared by Patti Cook on behalf of Waimea Community Association (WCA). 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/.

COQUI-FREE WAIMEA HOTLINE: 885-FROG! Be sure to leave a clear message with your phone number for call back. Every effort will be made to return all calls. The Coqui Free Waimea group is all volunteers with limited resources so must prioritize tackling bad infestations first. All reports appreciated.

WAIMEA STUDENTS-FAMILIES EXHIBIT ART THROUGHOUT MAY AT KAHILU THEATRE: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, now through June 5. All Waimea K-12 students, their parents and/or teachers have been invited to enter pieces in this exhibit, which is themed, “No Ku’u Hawaii: Ke Aloha Nani E – For My Hawaii – A Beloved Beauty.”

WAIMEA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION TOWN MEETING: 5:15 p.m., Thursday, May 2, in Waimea school cafeteria. Included on the agenda will be a review of the county sign ordinance – what it means and how it is reviewed and enforced. Kelly Wilson, County Public Works Building Division plans examiner, will lead the discussion that will include specific sign issues from the community. Also on the agenda is West Hawaii Mediation Center’s services including foreclosure, mediation services, and an update on The Big Island Talk-Story Film Festival May 23-27. All invited. Donations welcome for Waimea food pantries. Hot coffee provided complements of Starbucks-Waimea. For information, visit www.WaimeaTown.org or call Sherman Warner at 885-1725.

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

WEAVING: THE ART OF LAUHALA – FORM AND FUNCTION – AN EXHIBIT AND SYMPOSIUM: May 3-4, at HPA Gates Performing Arts Center. Begins with an exhibit Friday, May 3, from 6-8:30 p.m. that includes lauhala fiber art from Hawaii and the Pacific with weaving demonstrations and an opportunity to meet weavers and purchase woven products, and food and drinks. Then, on Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., there will be lectures, panel discussions, a weaving workshop, exhibit and talk-story session with living treasure and master lauhala weaver Aunty Elizabeth Lee. Registration required: $55 includes lunch. Sponsored by NHERC and HPA.

PARKS & RECREATION-WAIMEA COED-SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: May 3-5 at Waimea Park. This is a 12-team limit, $200 entry fee. A benefit for Parks & Recreation-Waimea athletics. For information, call Melissa Samura at 887-3014, or Kal Hiraishi at 345-6620.

FIRST SATURDAY FLEA MARKET, ARTS AND COLLECTIBLES AT NEW HOPE GYM: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, May 4, and first Saturday of every month. An indoor market free to the public in Church Row. Many schools, Parks & Recreation teams, groups, organizations and individuals use the event to raise funds and to contribute to the Gymnasium Improvement Fund. Shop for antiques, unique collectibles, crafts, plants, Hawaiiana, clothes, books, food, art, rummage, jewelry, rare bottles, toys, hard to find and one-of-a-kind items. Vendor space available. Interested vendors, musicians, artists, dance troops, etc., call 885-5510.

CULTURING (AKA PICKLING) GARDEN VEGETABLES WITH RYAN PETERS: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Saturday, May 4. Mala’ai School Garden – south side of Waimea Middle School campus. For $10 materials fee; participants also asked to bring 2-4 pounds of fresh vegetables and one or two wide-mouth quart canning jars. Hard vegetables such as cabbage, carrots, beets, celery, turnips, onion or garlic work best. As you learn to prepare vegetables, Ryan will discuss the health benefits of fermented foods. Sponsored by Hawaii Island School Garden Network with proceeds benefiting Mala’ai. Registration required please by emailing Donna Mitts at dmitts@kohalacenter.org.

‘OFF TO THE RACES’ WITH NORTH HAWAII HOSPICE: 2-5 p.m., Saturday, May 4, at Pukalani Stables. It’s Hospice’s “Derby Day Run for the Roses” annual fundraiser including silent auction. Ladies, don’t forget your hat. Gentlemen, grab your bow ties. Tickets are $100; call Hospice at 885-7547 for reservations. To donate to the auction, call Diana Mahaney at 896-7511.

2013 AYSO REGISTRATION (U5-U16/19 DIVISIONS): June 30 deadline but soonest is advisable. Cost is $75 fee for U5-U14, $40 for U16/19. Complete registration form online at www.eayso.org. Print and sign form with check payable to: AYSO 403 by June 30, and mail to AYSO 403, General Delivery, Kapaau, HI, 96755. Players registering after July 1 may be placed on a waiting list and are subject to $90 late registration fee. For information, visit www.AYSO403.org, or call: in Kamuela, Tami at 990-0995; Honokaa, Dawn at 960-5832; North Kohala, Millicent at 936-6595, or Waikoloa, call Lyn at 989-6970. Save $10 by registering in person for U5-U14:

• May 4, 9–11 a.m., Waimea Community Center

• May 10, 4–6 p.m., Honokaa Park Gym

• May 11, 9–11 a.m., Ho’oko Street Park/Waikoloa

• May 15, 2–6 p.m., Takata Store, North Kohala

MAY 5-10: NATIONAL TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

MAY 5 RSVP DEADLINE FOR WAIMEA OUTDOOR CIRCLE ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP Merriman’s Restaurant. To include a silent auction, guest speaker Mayor Billy Kenoi, WOC’s annual beautification awards presentation and election of officers for 2013-2014. WOC is a branch of The Outdoor Circle, the 100 year old organization best known for stopping the proliferation of billboards throughout the islands. Join us and talk to founding members about the history of WOC, its commitment to keeping Waimea clean, green and beautiful and its goals for the future. Cost i$30 per person includes lunch with a no host bar and a chance to bid on several great items donated by local businesses and residents. RSVP to CC Arnott at 885-1659, or email: wochawaii@gmail.com, or mail your check to WOC, PO Box 6144, Kamuela, HI 96743. Non-members welcome.

REGISTER NOW FOR KAHILU THEATRE YOUTH ‘SUMMER ARTS 2013 – AROUND THE WORLD’: Monday, June 3 – Friday, July 5. A fun filled journey through a few of the wonderful cultures of the world. Directed by Michál Anna Carrillo, it will explore the food, practices, dances and music of each culture visited. For information, visit www.kahilutheatre.org, or call Alva Kamalani at 885-6868.

REGISTER NOW FOR EXPANDED WAIMEA SUMMER SCHOOL FOR ALL INCOMING 5TH-8TH GRADE STUDENTS: It’s confirmed! 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 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th 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 WAIMEA PARKS & REC SUMMER FUN: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 10-July 19. Waimea Community Center. $150 per child including $50 Activity Fee to cover bowling, movies, snacks, beach cookout and summer’s end party. Payment must be cash, money order or certified check only. No personal checks accepted. Will include arts and crafts, indoor/outdoor games, sports, music, dance, nature exploration, swimming, special events and excursions. For children who have completed grades K-6 (keiki must be 5 years or older as of 12/31/12). Limited to 60 students. Registration now, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Waimea Community Center. For information, contact Melissa Samura at 887-3014, or email:parksandrecwaimea@gmail.com.

REGISTER NOW FOR FREE K-12 SUMMER PROGRAM FOR HAWAIIAN STUDENTS: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., June 3-July 26, at 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 email: freedomschoolshawaii@gmail.com or 989-9390.

WAIMEA KICKS OFF PLANNING FOR 2013 CHRISTMAS PARADE AND ‘GIVING TREE’ IN-GATHERING: 8:30 a.m., Wed., May 8. Upstairs conference room at Waimea Center (home of KTA and McDonalds). The 53rd Annual Waimea Christmas Twilight Parade will be – as always — the first Saturday in December (Dec. 7), so our theme is “Lucky 7!” All community groups, churches, schools and businesses invited to participate. For more information, contact Parade Co-Chairs Lani Olsen-Chong at 936-0670 or Kalae Kawamura at 936-4376. All interested are invited to monthly organizational meetings at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesdays: July 10, Sept. 11, Oct. 9 and Nov. 13.