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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, go to http://waimeatown.org/events/. For the complete calendar, visit http://waimeatown.org/waimea-community-calendar/.

IMPORTANT COMMUNITY EVENTS:

GOLD COAST LITTLE LEAGUE GIRLS SOFTBALL ALL STARS STEAKFRY FUNDRAISER: Buy tickets soon for Saturday, Aug. 10, Steakfry and frozen steak sale to help send 12 Waimea-Waikoloa-Honokaa All Star girls softball players to California regional finals July 19-26. This is the first time District 3 (Big Island-Maui-Lanai-Kauai) girls have won the state championship. Tickets $10 for steak plate w/ rice and corn-on-the-cob, or $20 for 4 frozen steaks. For information and tickets, call Coach Kiana Molina at 895-2142, Geri Duldulao at 960-0733, or Julie Sedillo at 557-2214. Tickets available at the WCA Town Meeting Thursday, July 11.

JULY 11 DEADLINE TO RSVP FOR A DAY OF HIMALAYAN GINGER CONTROL AT PU’U PILI ON KAHUA RANCH: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Saturday, July 13. Become a “ginger ninja” – helping to clear Himalayan ginger from native forest as part of the Kohala Watershed Partnership’s volunteer workday. Involves wet, muddy, cold conditions, hiking over uneven terrain, so wear long pants, long-sleeved shirt or jacket, and boots or sturdy shoes. Also bring rain gear and a dry shirt. Meet at The Kohala Center office to carpool to work site. Bring lunch and a water bottle. RSVP by Thursday, July 11, by calling 333-0976 or email Info@kohalawatershed.org.

WAIMEA TOWN MEETING WITH MAYOR AND CABINET TO BE FOLLOWED BY POTLUCK HONORING EMERGENCY RESPONDERS: 5:15 p.m., Thursday, July 11 at the Waimea School Cafeteria. All invited to discuss community priorities and concerns with Mayor Billy Kenoi and his realigned cabinet, then enjoy chili-and-rice potluck to thank community’s first responders. Community is asked to bring a salad, side dish or dessert – entrée provided. For information, contact WCA President Sherman Warner at 885-1725.

WAI TO KAI MALAMA: A SURVEY TO HELP UNDERSTAND HOW TO BETTER PROTECT AND MANAGE FRESHWATER RESOURCES ON HAWAII ISLAND: Students at HPA’s Summer Session are conducting a survey through July 11 on water use, protection, and conservation. This survey will be used to suggest ways to better manage Hawaiian water resources sustainably for present and future generations. Two ways to participate: online now through July 11 at www.hpa.edu/summer or at the Waimea Community Association Town Meeting on Thursday, July 11, from 5:15 to 7 p.m. For information, contact Dr. Riki Ott at 206-853-2855 or email: rikiott@gmail.com.

COUNTY BUS FARES INCREASE THIS WEEK: Fares are now as follows: $2 for general adult fare; $1 for students, senior citizens and disabled riders with valid ID; children under 5 free. Prepaid bus tickets in sheets of 10 sell for $15, while monthly passes cost $60. Discounted sheets of bus tickets for students, seniors and disabled riders are $7.50, while monthly passes cost $45. For information, visit www.visitheleonbus.org.

COQUI-FREE WAIMEA HOTLINE: 885-FROG! Be sure to leave a clear message with phone number for call back. Every effort is 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. This projects is now under the umbrella of the Kohala Watershed Partnership, so tax deductible donations may be made to The Kohala Center, Box 437462, Kamuela, Hawaii 96743, with “coqui” in the memo line.

· COQUI ALERT/ HONOKAA AREA: Report to 775-9800 or 775-1150.

· COQUI ALERT/NORTH KOHALA: Report to 889-5775.

HAWAII PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL’S “SONGS ON A SUMMER EVENING”: 7-9 p.m., Thursday, July 11. Davies Chapel, HPA Upper Campus featuring the program’s vocal faculty. Free. Sponsored by the Lenore and Howard Klein Foundation. Information: www.hawaiiperformingartsfestival.org.

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: Speech & Communication. 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. Classes to be held in Waimea at Kanu o ka ‘Aina. Information: Kahanu 890-2516 or email kahanu@kalo.org. Scholarships do not cover cost of books.

BLOOMIN’ WILIWILI BENEFIT TOUR TO EXPLORE WAIKOLOA DRY FOREST INITIATIVE: 8 a.m.4 p.m., Saturday, July 13. Space limited to 24 guests. Sponsored by Hawaii Forest & Trail as a benefit for the Initiative’s efforts to manage and preserve the remnant wiliwili forest in Waikoloa. Spend the day hiking through private property exploring this rare ecosystem. Expect to hike approx. 2 miles throughout the day over rocky, uneven terrain; hike rated easy to moderate with minimal elevation change.Must wear sturdy, close-toed shoes or boots, and bring hat, sun glasses and camera. Provided items include walking sticks, day packs and rain poncho. Adults/$159 plus tax; Children 8-12 $139 plus tax. No children under 8. For more information, visit www.waikoloadrylandforest.org.

MAUNA KEA QUILTERS MEETING: 9:30-11 a.m., Saturday, July 13 and the6 Saturday of every month. Thelma Parker Memorial Library meeting room. All invited. This group of patchwork quilters, started in 1997, shares love of quilting while also supporting worthwhile community organizations such as the Mala’ai school garden, Waimea Relay for Life, the police/fire department and North Hawaii Community Hospital and at Christmas they make quilted stockings and quilts for needy children. All welcome. Information: Becky Parkinson 937-2159.

KEIKI ‘FUN’RAISER RUMMAGE SALE ‘AUSTIN OR BUST’: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, July 13, at Waimea’s Church Row. The Friday Night Crew youth group presents an epic community rummage sale as the final push of their “Austin or Bust” fund drive to attend a national prevention training in Texas. Fun shopping includes party bouncers for kids, the original Texeira Malasadas, shave Ice, cotton candy, popcorn and more. Vendors welcome and individuals, churches, community organizations, sports teams, school groups and others are urged to sign up now at Mama’s House in Waimea, or call 887-2289. Booth fee is only $15. BYOS (Bring Your Own Setup - tents, tables, chairs, etc.)

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

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

· JULY: Demystifying Your Digital Camera, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Saturday, July 13. Cost is $55 with instructor Robert Frutos.

No capoeira this month.

· AUGUST: Photoshop Made Easy, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 3. Cost is $85 with instructor Robert Frutos.

FREE ~ Capoeira Workshop, 1-2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. with Mario Hill.

FREE ~ Afro-Caribbean Dance, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 10, with Angela-Dee Alforque.

Light on Hawaii –A Photographer’s Approach, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 24. Cost is $55 with instructor Robert Frutos.

HAWAII PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL’S “CHEE-YUN AND FRIENDS”: 7-9 p.m., Saturday, July 13, at Kahilu Theatre. Back by popular demand, the talented and beautiful Korean American violinist joins HPAF’s own favorite Iggy Jang in Bach’s dueling Double Violin Concerto plus more including private reception. Sponsored by Yong-Ho Choe and Minja Kim Choe, and Nancy Stephenson. For tickets, visit www.hawaiiperformingartsfestival.org.

KOHALA JODO MISSION O-BON FESTIVAL: 7 p.m., Saturday, July 13, in Kapaau In lieu of floating lanterns, there will be small banners decorated with silhouettes of lanterns and participants will be invited to write messages on banners, which will be strung on lines above the dancers. Banners will be distributed on a first come basis until they run out. In preparation, bon dance practice is held every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Free and all welcome. For information, contact Joy Ohta at 889-5334.

2013 NORTH HAWAII 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 a temple service, followed by traditional dancing with taiko drums, delicious traditional foods and time with family and friends:

·Paauilo Hongwanji Mission: 7 p.m. July 13, 43-1477 Hauola Rd.; service at 6 p.m. Call 775-7232.

· Honokaa Hongwanji Mission: 7 p.m. July 20, 45-516 Lehua St.; service at 6 p.m. Call 775-7232.

· Papaaloa Hongwanji Mission: 6 p.m. July 27; service at 5 p.m. Call 962-6340.

WEST AFRICAN DANCE WITH LIVE DRUMMING: 11 a.m., Sundays at the Algood Barn in Hawi. All welcome. For information, call Michal Anna Carrillo at 987-4243.

HAWAII PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL’S “UP CLOSE AND MUSICAL”: 3-5 p.m., Sunday, July 14. Anna Ranch. A private fundraising event for major supporters showcasing HPAF artists. Information: www.hawaiiperformingartsfestival.org.

HAWAII PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL’S “YOUNG SINGERS SHOWCASE”: 7-9 p.m., Sunday, July 14, at Davies Chapel, HPA Upper Campus. Larry Paxton, chair of the music department at UH-Manoa, directs this charming offering of young and enthusiastic talent. Free. Sponsored by Waimea Coffee Company. For information, visit www.hawaiiperformingartsfestival.org.

NORTH KOHALA LIBRARY COMING EVENTS: For information, call 936-5306.

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

· 6 p.m., Monday, July 22: “Guerrilla Midwife” film and discussion of childbirth

HAWAII PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL’S “OPERA ON THE ROCKS”: 5-8 p.m., Monday, July 15, at Huggo’s Restaurant in Kailua-Kona. Opera doesn’t get more fun than this! Sponsored by Monks Delight Kona Coffee. Tickets are www.hawaiiperformingartsfestival.org.

WAIMEA BALLROOM DANCE CLUB AMERICAN AND VIENNESE WALTZ LESSONS: Monday evenings through July 29 at 7 p.m., at Waimea School cafeteria. One-hour lesson, followed by 30-minute practice session. No partner necessary. Join the club for $10 annual dues, $10 fee for six weeks of lessons with Lance Oliver, instructor. For information, call Peter In at 885-4776.

NEW – VETERANS’ PRIMARY HEALTH CARE CLINIC SERVICES IN NORTH HAWAII: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesdays and Fridays – located in New Hope Christian Fellowship’s Waimea church complex. All veterans welcome, whether they have previously been enrolled for services or not thanks to a new grant. Appointments may be made by calling the Kona VA office, 331-4540, or just walking in. Services provided by Dr. Ann M. Cox, Nurse Practitioner, DNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, Kona VA CBOC-Rural Health Primary Care.

HAWAII PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL’S “LUNCHTIME SHORT AND SWEET”: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 16. St. James Episcopal Church - Waimea. Back by popular demand, the Junior Strings present a colorful selection of catchy tunes from Mozart to Piazzolla. Free. Information: www.hawaiiperformingartsfestival.org.

FOAM ROLLER EXERCISES 101: 4-5 p.m., Wednesday, July 17, at Tutu’s House. Susan Nowell, director of Rehabilitation Services at North Hawaii Community Hospital, will explore the benefits of foam roller stretching exercises at this month’s free Health Matters talk. Will explain what a foam roller is, the different types and indicated uses, followed by a demonstration and an interactive session to try it yourself. It’s known to reduce muscle soreness, prevent injury, relieve stress, speed recovery and increase postural awareness/balance. RSVP requested at 885-6777.

MALAMA WAI TO KAI FRESH WATER STEWARDSHIP SURVEY FINDINGS TO BE SHARED: 9-11 a.m., Thursday, July 18, at HPA’s Gates Performing Arts Center. Students from an HPA environmental stewardship summer school class will share its recent community survey results and discuss recommendations on how to possibly better protect and manage the region’s fresh water resources. All invited. For information, contact Dr. Riki Ott at 206-853-2855 or email: rikiott@gmail.com.

THIRD THURSDAY THRIVE: 6-8 p.m., Thursday, July 18, and the 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.

HAWAII PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL’S “STRINGS IN HONOKAA”: 7-9 p.m., Thursday, July 18, at Honokaa People’s Theatre. Grammy-winning Gary Washburn, director of the Honokaa High School Jazz band, joins String Program director Iggy Jang and his own HPAF band in a lively evening of classical and jazz music. Sponsored by Barbara and Robert Sterne. For tickets visit www.hawaiiperformingartsfestival.org.

GOVERNOR’S CABINET IN OUR COMMUNITY: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, July 19, at UH-Hilo - UCB 100. An opportunity to talk with Gov. Neil Abercrombie and cabinet members from six departments – DLNR, DOT, DOA, Public Safety, DOH and Hawaiian Homelands. Free and all invited. For information, call Wendy Botelho-Cortez, 974-6262 or email wendy.botelho-cortez@hawaii.

HAWAII PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL’S “PURCELL TO PUCCINI – 200 YEARS OF GREAT OPERA”: 7-9 p.m., Friday, July 19. Davies Chapel, HPA Upper Campus. Two short operas: Puccini’s “Suor Angelica” and Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas” perform in a memorable evening of dramatic opera. Free. Sponsored by Alan Gartenhaus and Rhoady Lee. For information, visit www.hawaiiperformingartsfestival.org.

FARM TO WOK: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, July 20, at Palili ‘O Kohala. Event shuttle leaves from Hawi Jodo Mission at 9 a.m. $10 Advance, $12 at the door. Celebrate the local foods of North Kohala. Local food cook-off, live music, natural farming demonstrations and more. Visit foodhubkohala.org or call Carol at 889- 5391 to purchase tickets and learn more.

HONOKAA HONGWANJI BUDDHIST TEMKPLE’S 110TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY MEMORIAL SERVICE & FESTIVAL: Saturday, July 20. 6 p.m. service followed by community celebration open to everyone in the community, especially those who have lost a family member or friend. Take part in the service by having the name of loved one announced and offer incense as a gesture of remembrance and to honor their memory in a group and community setting. The deceased loved one need not have been a member of the temple, nor a Buddhist nor do those who wish to remember loved ones need to be temple members. To participate, please notify the Rev. Yagi of the name of the deceased by calling several days prior at 775-7232 or e-mailing KosmosHI@gmail.com, and then attend the service, arriving early to sign in at the entry, and the go forward with friends and family to offer incense when the name of loved one is called. You may also step forward to support and show respect when the name of any other community member is called.

FREE MOVIES AND MUSIC SUMMER FUN SATURDAYS UNDER THE STARS AT QUEENS’ MARKETPLACE: Community invited to the Coronation Pavilion to kick off your shoes and relax with free summer entertainment including monthly movies and live “mini-concerts” by some of the island’s favorite musicians. Set for the third and fourth Saturday each month – free. Information: 886-8822 or visit www.QueensMarketPlace.net.

• July 20, 6-8 p.m. “Friends of Bluegrass” in concert.

• July 27, 7:15 p.m. A Disney/Pixar movie for all audiences, set in Scotland, about the brave princess Merida, an aspiring archer who makes a reckless choice that unleashes unintended peril and forces her to spring into action to set things right.

• Aug. 17, 6-8 p.m. “E Kolu Mea Nui” in concert with Sonny Lim, Kevin Kealoha and Kunia Galdeira teaming up as trio

• Aug. 24, 7 p.m. A Disney movie for all audiences, set in the land of Oz, where three witches are locked in a power struggle.