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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

This calendar is prepared by Patti Cook on behalf of the 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/.

IMPORTANT COMMUNITY EVENTS:

REMINDER: $92 FINE FOR IGNORING HAWAII’S NEW SEAT BELT LAW: All front and back seat occupants regardless of age must now buckle up or, for infants, child restraints at all times – day and night year-round.

JUNE 28 DEADLINE FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS ON STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (STIP #14): The federal government invites public input on the State DOT’s priority planning and funding for federal highway and transit planning. Information can be found at the DOT STIP website:

http://hidot.hawaii.gov/highways/other/other-related-links/stip/revision.... This will be the last Major Revision of the 2011-2014 (+2) STIP for the 2013 Federal Fiscal Year. Call 587-6355 for proposed STIP copies. Comments on STIP Revision #14 may be mailed, faxed or emailed to: State DOT Highway Planning Branch, 869 Punchbowl St., Room 301, Honolulu, HI, 96813, fax: 808-587-1787 or email: hwy.stip.projects@hawaii.gov.

FREE SUMMER BREAKFAST AND LUNCH FOR WAIMEA YOUTH: June 10-28. Waimea School Cafeteria. For Waimea youth under 18 years. Funding provided by USDA Summer Food Service Program in partnership with Waimea schools. Breakfast 7:15-8 a.m. Lunch 12-12:30 p.m. No need to register; just come by.

56TH ANNUAL 4-H LIVESTOCK SHOW & SALE: Friday-Saturday, June 14-15 at Mealani Research Station in Waimea. Sponsored by Hawaii County 4-H Livestock Association and CTAHR. Begins 3-5:30 p.m., Friday will be the Rabbit, Poultry and Goat Show; begins at 8 a.m. Saturday with the Large Animal Show for Market Lambs, Hogs and Steers. At 2 p.m. is the live auction of 4-H animals. Anyone interested in being a buyer may register at a Buyer’s Luncheon at 12 p.m. Saturday. All proceeds from the sale go directly to the 4-H’er who raised the animal. Food booth available. For information, contact Becky Settlage, county extension agent, at 969-8213, or mail settlage@hawaii.edu.

KAMEHAMEHA DAY PARADE IN KAILUA-KONA: 9 a.m., Saturday, June 15. Kona’s celebration is complete with 90 horses—pa’u riders, carriages, bands, royal orders and more from Royal Kona Resort to West Hawai’i Today on Kuakini at Ka’iwi Street. Free. For information, call 322-9944 or bnobriga@hawaiiantel.net.

2013 NORTH HAWAI’I O-BON DANCES: In Buddhist tradition, families welcome back the spirits of departed loved ones during the summer months with services and festive dances called o-bon. The community is invited. Celebrations begin with a temple service, followed by traditional dancing with taiko drums, traditional foods and time with family and friends:

• Honomu Henjoji Mission: 7 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 28-1668 Old Mamalahoa Hwy; service at 5 p.m. Call 963-6308.

• Papaikou Hongwanji Mission: 7 p.m. June 22, 27-378 Old Mamalahoa Hwy; service at 6 p.m. Call 964-1640.

• Honomu Hongwanji Mission: 7 p.m. June 29, 28-1658 Old Mamalahoa Hwy; service at 6 p.m. Call 963-6032.

• Kohala Hongwanji Mission: 7 p.m. July 6, 55-4300 Akoni Pule Place, Kapa’au; service at 6 p.m. Call 775-7232.

FREE MOVIES AND MUSIC SUMMER FUN SATURDAYS AT QUEENS’ MARKETPLACE:

All invited to free summer entertainment at Coronation Pavilion including monthly movies and live “mini-concerts” by some of the island’s favorite musicians. Set for the third and fourth Saturday each month. Information: 886-8822 or visit www.QueensMarketPlace.net.

• June 15, 6-8 p.m. “DamStr8” in concert. Enjoy this father and son trio with famed drummer Ronnie Atwater sharing contemporary Hawaiian to pop, classic rock and original music.

• June 22, 7:15 p.m. A Disney movie for all audiences, about a childless couple who wish for a baby, and the son who magically comes into their lives to teach them unexpected lessons in parenting.

WAIMEA HONORS DADS WITH BENEFIT 4.5KM FUN-WALK/RUN: Sunday, June 16 – Fathers’ Day! All invited to participate in event sponsored by Waimea Preservation Association. Advance Registration from 3-5 p.m., Friday, June 14, or from 7-7:45 a.m., Sunday. Starts at 8 a.m. at WPA’s historic Waimea Tax Office at the corner of the main intersection across from Bank of Hawaii. Will conclude with breakfast refreshments, finishing prizes and door prizes. $20/Adults; Youth 12-18 $15; Free for keiki under 12. For information, contact Pete Hendricks at 885-4453 or visit www.WaimeaPreservation.org.

7th ANNUAL TOMMY BAHAMA GOLF CLASSIC TO BENEFIT NORTH HAWAII HOSPICE: Monday, June 17. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. Event sold out with 152 golfers, but all hospice supporters can buy balls in the Lucky Ball Drop at $10 each, or three for $25, chosen by number. The one in the hole or closest to it will be the Lucky Winner of a hotel stay and dinners at a Kohala Coast resort. Balls may be purchased at North Hawaii Hospice’s office, at Tommy Bahama’s store and restaurant at the Mauna Lani Shops.

INTERMITTENT ROAD CLOSURE OF KAWAIHAE ROAD NEAR SANDALWOOD SUBDIVISION:

Between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday, June 17, 2013. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be conducting investigation and clearance of ordnance in the Sandalwood Subdivision area that may require road closure between Mile markers 58 and 59 for investigation and removal of military ordnance and explosives in this Formerly Used Defense Site called the Waikoloa Maneuver Area during WWII. The work will continue on Tuesday, June 18, and Wednesday, June 19, but road closure is not anticipated. For more information, contact Walter T. Nagai, environmental engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, cell: 265-4610 or e-mail walter.t.nagai@usace.army.mil.

7th ANNUAL TOMMY BAHAMA GOLF CLASSIC TO BENEFIT NORTH HAWAI’I HOSPICE:

Monday, June 17. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. Event sold out with 152 golfers but still a way to participate and support hospice by buying balols in the Lucky Ball Drop. Anyone can purchase golf balls at $10 each, or three for $25, picking them by number. They will be dropped from a basket over a golf hole by helicopter. The one in the hole or closest to it will be the Lucky Winner of a hotel stay and dinners at one of the Kohala Coast resorts. Balls may be purchased at North Hawaii Hospice’s office, and at Tommy Bahama’s store and restaurant at the Mauna Lani Shops.

SUMMER JUNIOR LIFEGUARD PROGRAM: Two sessions– Hapuna Beach and Kona Community Aquatic Center: June 17-28, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday-Friday, and July 8-19, also 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday-Friday. Open to applicants ages 12-17 with strong swimming skills. Qualifying swims on the first day. Course includes ocean safety and beach rescue skills, first aid, CPR, surf rescue. Cost is $20 per session. Cash only due at registration, which will be at 9 a.m. the first session. Parent or guardian must accompany youth to sign waiver at registration. Limited to 25 per session. For more information, call Capt. Chris Stelfox at 327-3570.

SOUTH KOHALA TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMITTEE MONTHLY MEETING:

4-5:20 p.m., Tuesday, June 11, and second Tuesday of every month. Waimea Civic Center near the courts and police station. Community urged to attend to learn about issues and provide input. All welcome to attend. For more information, contact chairman Gunner Mench email gunner@hawaii.rr.com.

JULY 12 DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR FALL 2013 COLLEGE CLASSES IN WAIMEA

– Full tuition waiver scholarship available to help cover expenses associated with registering for fall 2013 courses: Hawaiian Studies 100, Piko Hawaii and Speech 151, and Speech and Communication. Classes to be held in Waimea at Kanu o ka ‘Aina.. Tuition Scholarships available on a first come, first served basis. Students must be accepted into Hawaii Community College or be a continuing student at UH-Hilo for the fall 2013 semester. For information, call Kahanu at 890-2516 or email kahanu@kalo.org. Scholarships do not cover cost of books.

WAIMEA’S PUPULE PAPALE RED HAT LUNCHEON: 8 a.m., Thursday, June 20 and third Thursday of every month at a different restaurant. Event moves from month to month – June will be at Jade Palace. For information and reservations contact Queen Mother Nina Disbro at 895-1234, or email disbron@gmail.com.

THIRD THURSDAY THRIVE: 6-8 p.m., Thursday, June 20 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.

NORTH KOHALA LIBRARY COMING EVENTS:

· Every Friday: Storytime for ages 2-5.

· 6:30 p.m., Monday, July 1: Family Film “Gnomeo and Juliet”

· 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 9: Adult Reading discussion: Any thriller by Lee Child

· 2-6 p.m., Monday, July 15: Jewelry making with Sid Nakamoto

· 6 p.m., Monday, July 22: “Eat, Pray, Birth” film and discussion of childbirth

HALE HO’OLA HAMAKUA DISASTER DRILL NEEDS 30 VOLUNTEERS: 8:30 a.m., Monday, June 24. Participants should come prepared to get wet (surf shorts, slippers) and bring a change of clothes. The hospital will be simulating a decontamination of a release of ammonia from a local power plant. Participants in the mock disaster will be brought to the hospital by EMS staff, then go through the decontamination showers. For information, call volunteer services coordinator Stephanie Peikert at 932-4153, or email speikert@hhsc.org.

KA HUI KAPA APANA O WAIMEA (QUILT CLUB): 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, June 29 (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, call Kathy Tanaka at 775-0765.

KOKOLULU FARM & CANCER RETREAT PRESENTS ‘MONKING AROUND HAWI’: 12 p.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, June 30. At Kokolulu Farm, 55-3476 Akoni Pule Hwy. ,An Open House featuring Grand Master Riley Lee, shakuhachi flutist, honoring Fred Soriano, Kalai Ki`i Pohaku, Stone Carver and unveiling of the newly refurbished rooms by top island Interior Designers. Proceeds of the event will benefit the Kokolulu Scholarship Program. Advance tickets $25/adult, $20/seniors (65 & up) or children (12 & under). Keiki under age 3 free. Contact Karin Cooke at 889-9893 for tickets.

COMMUNITY BEREAVEMENT GROUP – CIRCLE OF SUPPORT: 5 p.m., Tuesday, July 2 and thereafter on the first Tuesday of each month at The Moon Center Tea Room above Lava Rock Realty and across from the Red Water Restaurant on Kawaihae Road. Facilitated by Sindona Cassteel, MFT, Bereavement Counselor for North Hawaii Hospice. For information, contact Hospice at 885-7547.

51st ANNUAL PARKER RANCH JULY 4TH RODEO & HORSERACES: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Thursday, July 4. PR Arena in Waimea. Hosted by Hawaii’s oldest and largest ranch with paniolo from all islands taking part in traditional and unique-to-Hawaii events, plus thrilling horse races! Wear your paniolo-Western wear! Tickets in advance at Parker Ranch Store are $5, or $6 at the gate; children 10 and under free. Information: 885-7311 or go to www.parkerranch.com

24th ANNUAL TURTLE INDEPENDENCE DAY AT MAUNA LANI RESORT: 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Thursday, July 4. Free and all welcome to the release of honu into the freedom of the open ocean. Since 1989, the resort has received 3-5 month old juvenile Honu from Oahu’s Sea Life Park and raised them in the saltwater ponds of the resort. More than 200 honu have been released into the pristine waters in front of the resort since the program’s inception. Festivities help raise awareness of the need to preserve and protect honu. Guests also enjoy an educational display about the honu. For more information, visit www.maunalani.com.

COQUI FREE WAIMEA TO BENEFIT FROM ‘DOUGH RAISING DAY’ AT DOMINO’S PIZZA-WAIMEA: Community invited to enjoy pizza sometime Thursday, July 4! 10% of proceeds will be donated by Domino’s to help this volunteer group buy EPA-approved citric acid to spray to eradicate these noisy pests.

22nd ANNUAL GREAT WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT’S RUBBER DUCKIE RACE: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Thurs., July 4. Free including contests such as duck waddling to eating. Adopt a duckie for a chance to win one of the many fantastic prizes. Duckie Race at 3 p.m. Free, except for donation for adopting a duck with proceeds benefiting United Cerebral Palsy of Hawaii. For more information, call 886-8811, or visit http://www.waikoloabeachresort.com/index.php/big-island-activities-event... Shops.

WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORTS’ FAMILY FOURTH: 12:30-9:30 p.m., Thursday, July 4, at the Queens’ Shops with great entertainment, balloon sculpting, popcorn, cotton candy, the Zoo Choo and lots of family fun all day at the Queens Bowl. Opens at 5 for music, then fireworks at 8 p.m., then music by Full Circle until 9:30 p.m. Free. For more information, visit 886-8822.

12th ANNUAL HAWAII COUNTY DEMOCRATS’ JULY 4 FAMILY REUNION PICNIC: 2:15-4:30 p.m., Thursday, July 4, at the Maka’eo Main Pavilion (old Kona Airport). Family friendly, all welcome and it’s free. Includes simple lunch and – most important – an opportunity to meet and hear from elected Democratic leaders from across the state. An old fashioned rally with many of the state’s political leaders present and tempting door prizes, too. Immediately after the picnic is the annual Kailua-Kona Independence Day Parade. Everyone is invited to participate in the picnic to celebrate American Independence and the right and responsibility of voting and participating in our democracy. For more information, call John Buckstead at 326-9779, or Patti Cook at 937-2833.

18TH ANNUAL KAILUA-KONA INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE: 5:30 p.m., Thursday, July 4. Pau by 7 p.m. The parade goes from Kona’s Kekuaokalani Gym, south on Kuakini, down Palani, along Ali’i Drive to Coconut Grove Marketplace. Announcing stations at West Hawaii Today, Remixx at King Kamehameha Mall, King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, Boston Basil’s, Pancho & Lefty’s, Kimo’s, Waterfront Row, Lava Java and Humpy’s at Coconut Grove. Sign up or volunteer online at www.paradesinkona.com. Information: 990-4785 or email stoneinkona@gmail.com or go to www.paradesinkona.com.

INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS IN KAILUA BAY: 8 p.m., Thursday, July 4. The fireworks blast off from a barge in Kailua Bay, funded by community donations and by fireworks fees collected by Hawai’i County Fire Department. Free. Information: www.paradesinkona.com.

FIRST SATURDAY FLEA MARKET, ARTS & COLLECTIBLES AT NEW HOPE GYM: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, July 6 and first Saturday of every month (Aug. 3). An indoor market FREE to the public and conveniently located in historic Church Row. Many schools, Parks & Recreation teams, groups, organizations and individuals utilize this event to raise funds for themselves and also contribute to the Gymnasium Improvement Fund. Great treasure hunting — come 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 and reasonable. Interested vendors, musicians, artists, dance troops, etc., call 885-5510.

FAMILY FUN DAY AND OPEN HOUSE AT KAHILU THEATRE: 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Saturday, July 6. Live musical and circus entertainment to celebrate the July 4th weekend and introduce the 2013/2014 season of the theater. Hot dogs, stilt walkers, jugglers, jazz and blues, plus food. Free to attend; beverages for sale. For more information, visit 885-6868 or visit www.kahilutheatre.org

JAZZ GREAT LIANE CARROLL OPENS 2013 HAWAII PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL JULY 9: This year’s festival promises to to be sensational. In addition to 10 free concerts and awards scholarships to young island artists, this year’s HPAF will include three complete operas, a collaboration with Honokaa Jazz legend Gary Washburn, baroque pieces and a Broadway review, plus Korean-American violinist Chee-Yun, and rising opera designer and director, James Darrah of last winter’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” returns. HPAF will perform at seven different venues all over Hawaii Island this year and will continue to support local food banks, to work with local nonprofits to provide free concert tickets to disadvantaged adults and provide free tickets to all events to kids under 12. HPAF is supported by the State of Hawaii Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the Richard Smart Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation, plus numerous generous individuals, private and family foundations. Volunteers and housing assistance are needed for the 2013 season. Information and to buy tickets, go to www.hawaiiperformingartsfestival.org or call 808-333-7378.

WAIMEA SENIOR CLUB MONTHLY MEETING: 9 a.m., Tuesday, July 9 (and the second Tuesday of each month). Waimea Senior Center. All persons 55+ invited to join. In addition to monthly meetings, the club hosts daily activities: Mondays: Hawaiian quilting, Tuesdays: Meetings & crafts, Wednesdays: Line Dancing,.

HAWAI’I PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL’S GALA OPENING CONCERT WITH LIANE CARROLL: 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, July 9. Kahilu Theatre. Let the music begin with the 2012 British Jazz Vocalist of the Year kicking off HPAF’s summer season. Reception follows. Tickets: www.hawaiiperformingartsfestival.org.