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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 cookshiataol.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:

COQUI-FREE WAIMEA HOTLINE: 885-FROG!

Be sure to leave a clear message with phone number for call back. CFW 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, HI, 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.

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

5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, is the first of eight gatherings to help students and their families explore college and career possibilities. Free and includes dinner for the entire family. Four of the events will be in Honokaa High Auditorium and four will be in Waimea School cafeteria. No RSVP. For information contact Nicole Ryan in Honokaa High’s College and Career Center 775-8800, ext. 308 or email Nicole_Ryanatnotes.k12.hi.us. All events are at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings. Next event, Oct. 24 at Waimea School cafeteria, “Where To Start: College Selection and Applications.”

PWO NAVIGATOR CHAD BAYBAYAN PRESENTS KECK ASTRONOMY TALK AT KAHILU THEATRE:

“He Lani Ko Luna — A Sky Above”: 7-8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26. Chad Kalepa Baybayan, who has served as captain and navigator of the Hawaiian deep-sea voyaging canoes Hokule’a, Hawai’iloa, and Hokualaka’i, will give a presentation on the history of oceanic way finding in the Pacific and the efforts to revitalize this maritime culture by exploring the symbiotic relationship between land, sea, sky and people. He serves as the navigator in residence at ‘Imiloa. Presentation free and all welcome. For information, contact Steve Jefferson at 881-3827.

SEPT. 27 DEADLINE FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO APPLY FOR KOHALA CENTER’S HIGH SCHOOL AGRICULTURE INTERNSHIP OCT. 7-11:

An 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily internship on TKC’s farm in Honokaa. Open to five interns. Funded in part by Kamehameha Schools so preference given to Native Hawaiian youth. During the internship, participants will visit farms and other agricultural businesses in different parts of the island. Interns will receive a small stipend at $125 for some of the work that they’ll be doing for the first several hours of each day. For information/questions: call Derrick Kiyabu at 808-220-2312

PUAKO BEACH CLEAN UP:

Get The Drift and Bag it and The International Coastal Clean Up: 7:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 28. Volunteers needed to clean up land and water. To sign up, email: kpbathawaii.rr.com. Volunteers sign in at orientation. Work takes a few hours and organizers will provide clean up supplies, light work gloves, some pickers, jug of water and water cups. Bring snack or lunch, personal water gear. Wear proper dress – sunblock and hats essential. Meet at Beach 67 north of Beach 69 at the top of the hill. Turn right at the parking sign. Sponsored by Team 2 Papayas

LLC maryat2papayas.com.

KA HUI KAPA APANA O WAIMEA at QUILT CLUB

9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28 at 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.

6TH ANNUAL WAIMEA MIDDLE SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY MEET:

Saturday, Sept. 28, hosted on the WMS campus. Coach Warren Tamaye coordinating. Invitations extended to a number of public, private and public charter middle schools around Hawaii Island. Families and friends invited to cheer for our student athletes. Help with running the race also welcome. Registration at 9 a.m.; girls start at 10:30 a.m.; boys start at 11 a.m. and awards presentation at 12 p.m.

NATIONAL ‘PLUG IN’ DAY ON HAWAII ISLAND:

The Big Island Electric Vehicle Association presents National Plug In Day, Saturday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Home Depot in Hilo, and Sunday, Sept. 29, same time, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Kona Commons near Sports Authority. See the latest electric vehicles and learn about their benefits from actual owners. This is free and open to the public. Email leafatevhawaii.org for more information.

HAWAII MONTESSORI SCHOOL’S ANNUAL COMMUNITY LUAU:

11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28 at historic Pukalani Stables. An annual back-to-school event started in 2011 to welcome and introduce families and community friends and enjoy a traditional Hawaiian celebration. Student performances and keiki activities including pony rides, balloon-guy and face painting, plus traditional foods, a silent auction and live music. Event benefits playground enhancements and financial aid. Tickets available at Hawaii Montessori School - 64-1058 Mamalahoa Hwy. in Waimea or by calling 885-7683. Adults/$35; keiki 12-18/$20; keiki 3-12/$10; under 3 free.

WAIMEA COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASSES:

For information and to register: www.waimeaeducation.com or email:learnatwaimeae ducation.com, or call 885-1539. CLASSES:

• Demystifying Your Digital Camera: 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28. Cost is $55 with Robert Frutos

• Beginning Chi-Lel Qigong: 11:30-5:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28. Cost is $65 with Priya Lucas

• Writing Life Stories: 6-8 p.m., Tuesdays, Oct 15 -Nov 12, for five weeks. Cost is $225 with Darien Gee

•Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar: Tuesdays, Oct 15 – Dec 3 for eight weeks. Cost is $120 with Michael McCullough

• Basics of Investing in the Stock Market — ONLINE ; 7–8:30 p.m., Mondays and Tuesdays, Oct 14-22. Cost is $50 with Doug Lofton

• The $500 Retirement Plan — ONLINE: 7-8:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, Oct. 28-31, Cost is $50 with Doug Lofton

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

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

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

ONGOING

•Kids Capoeira ages 7-12, 4-5 p.m., on Fridays and Adult Capoeira for ages 13 and up, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., on Saturdays. Monthly registration with instructor Mario Hill. Cost is $40-50 at $10 a week.

•DanceJourneys with Sharon Petrosky. Cost is $40 for four weeks, from Sept 3 to 28. No class Sept. 21.

Dance Journeys for ages 3-5, on Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., and Saturdays 10:15-11 a.m., Dance Journeys for ages 6-10 on Saturdays 9-10 a.m.

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

WAIKOLOA SKATE PARK GRAND OPENING:

12 p.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 29, at Kamakoa Nui County Park at far end of Iwikuamoo Street. Bring your skateboard, helmets and pads to be among the first to skate in the new park — and enter the Best Trick Contest with prizes for winners. Entry is free and open to all ages. Silent auction, music, food, shave ice and lots of fun for everyone. For information call 883-3409, or visit www.waikoloaskatepark.com or find them on Facebook.

COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION’S WAIMEA ACTIVITY PROGRAM:

For information contact Melissa Samura at 887-3014.

Monday and Wednesday, 5:30-7 p.m., aikido at the Community Center

Monday and Wednesday , 3:30-5:30 p.m., table tennis at Community Center

Monday, 7-9 p.m., senior line dancing at Community Center

Sunday and Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Taiko drums at Community Center

Sunday, 4:30-6:30 p.m., adult soccer at Waimea Park

Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., open volleyball at Thelma Parker Gym

Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., open adult basketball at Thelma Parker Gym

Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., adult soccer at Waimea Park

Thursday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Tahitian Dance at Community Center

Friday, 4:30-6:30 p.m., karate at Thelma Parker Gym

Friday, 4:30-6:30 p.m., ultimate Frisbee at Waimea Park

‘HONOKAA LOVES MUSIC’ EXHIBIT:

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, at NHERC Heritage Center. Free and all invited. This new exhibit celebrates the unique heritage of music in North Hamakua from ancient chants to plantation bands to the Hamakua County Band. This year also marks the 35th year since Garry Washburn became the band teacher at Honokaa High School so the exhibit will feature a retrospective on the Honokaa Jazz Band and Ensemble. NHERC’s Heritage Center is located below the old Honokaa Hospital at 45-539 Plumeria Street.

NORTH KOHALA TALK STORY SERIES ON HAWAII’S HISTORY:

September-November 2013 at North Kohala Public Library in Kapaau. Featuring North Kohala historian, Boyd D. Bond beginning at 6:30 p.m. each Monday evening. Bond’s knowledge of Hawaii’s history stems from his academic studies and from a lifetime spent in Hawaii as a sixth generation descendant. Sessions to include:

• Monday, Sept. 30: “Hawaii’s Musical History.”

• Monday, Oct. 28: “Hawaii’s State Motto – ‘Ua mau ke ea o ka ‘aina I ka pono’ The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.”

• Monday, Nov. 25: Makahiki season — the Hawaiian time of celebration.

WAIMEA BALLROOM DANCE CLUB CHA CHA LESSONS:

Three weeks remaining for this six-week intermediate class on Monday evenings in Waimea School cafeteria. One-hour lessons from 7-8 p.m., followed by half hour practice mixer with Lance Oliver. For information, call President Peter In 885-4776.

AN INVITATION TO FATHERS — FATHERHOOD SUPPORT AND EDUCATION:

5:30-7:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month at Tutu’s House. For dads — ever feel a little isolated as a father? Feel a need for a little supportive companionship? Join Earl Betts, Fatherhood Coach with Family Support Hawaii in developing and applying the fathering skills needed to be a positive influence for your children. Free and all welcome. Food and beverages served. RSVP please by calling Tutu’s House 885-6777. Presented in partnership with the Fatherhood Initiative – Na Makuakane Maika’I ‘o Hawaii Great Fathers of Hawaii. Or call Earl 334-4154.

THELMA PARKER LIBRARY CELEBRATES 35 YEARS:

Waimea’s present public library opened its doors on Oct. 26, 1978, replacing the long-standing wooden structure that was torn down. It was named in honor of Thelma Parker, a Parker Ranch heir and the mother of Richard Smart. The library is the public library for Waimea town, surrounding communities and area schools. A series of events are planned by library staff and Friends of the Library, including:

· Oct. 2, Wednesday, 4-5 p.m. Anniversary Celebration - Welcoming remarks by Head Librarian Pam Akao. Musician Roy “Dutchie” Jensen and anniversary cake and balloons. All invited.

· Oct. 9 Wednesday, 6-7 p.m. Waimea published author Darien Gee will talk about her career to inspire others.

· Oct. 12 Saturday, 10-11:30 a.m. Origami with Bonnie Cherni.

· Oct. 12 Saturday, 2 p.m. Taiko drumming in the parking lot by Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko from Kohala/Waimea.

· Oct. 16 Wednesday, 6-7 p.m. Tutu’s House Writers Support Group will be reading their works and offer writing encouragement.

· Oct. 19 Saturday, 6-8 p.m. Amazing Race! A treasure/scavenger hunt race using the Dewey Decimal System in the library, for pairs or individuals. Prizes offered.

· Oct. 26 Saturday, 5-7 p.m. Potluck Pupu Party with local musicians providing entertainment.

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, 2013. More For information at www.waimeacommunitytheatre.org, or on the group’s Facebook page, or call Miguel Bray 938-3062 or email: hawaiimiguelatgmail.com

WAIMEA’S PUPULE PAPALE RED HAT SISTERHOOD MONTHLY MEETING:

First Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. – moving from place to place as follows: Oct. 3 – Parker Ranch Broiler; Nov. 7 – Saffron; Dec. 5 – Merriman’s. New members welcome. For information: Queen Mother Nina Disbro 895-1234.

WAIMEA COMMUNITY ASSN. TOWN MEETING:

5:15 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3. Waimea School Cafeteria. All invited. Agenda includes loose dogs and the high cost of electricity. Panel members on loose dog discussion will include a representative of the Hawaii Island Humane Society, police department and County Prosecutor’s Office as well as community dog incident victims. Second, Parker Ranch President and CEO Dutch Kuyper will lead a discussion about developing an integrated resource plan to explore benefits of energy resources to the communities of Waimea, North Kohala and the island. Coffee provided by Starbucks. For information, contact WCA President Sherman Warner at 885-1725.

HPA LAUNCHES COMMUNITY BOOK CLUB:

7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3, in Dyer Memorial Library/Upper Campus. Free and open to the public. Lois Inman, Dyer Memorial librarian, and Jaime Johnson, Upper School English teacher, will lead the group. First book selection, “The Age of Miracles” by Karen Thompson Walker, a haunting and unforgettable debut novel about coming of age set in an altered world. Light refreshments; participants invited to bring a snack to share. For information, contact Johnson at jjohnson@hpa.edu. Next meeting of the club is Wednesday, Dec. 4, with the book selection of “Beautiful Ruins” by Jess Walters.

18TH ANNUAL MEALANI TASTE OF THE HAWAIIAN RANGE & AGRICULTURAL FESTIVAL:

6-8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 4. Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort. One of Hawaii’s premier food festivals — food and education about local agricultural products. More than 35 island celebrity, resort and restaurant chefs will be assigned to prepare 100 pounds of a specific cut of grass-fed beef, or locally sourced pork, lamb, mutton, goat or USDA-inspected wild boar with island-grown vegetables and fruits, honeys, spices and beverages. Meet the farmers and ranchers, too. Tickets remain priced at $40 presale and $60 at the door. For information, or to purchase tickets, call 960-411 or visit www.tasteofthehawaiianrange.com. Come early for 3 p.m. Grass-Fed Beef Cooking 101 to learn to prepare 100 percent pasture-raised beef with The Fairmont Orchid’s Executive Chef Hubert Des Marais. Cost is $10 and includes samplings.

FIRST SATURDAY FLEA MARKET, ARTS AND COLLECTIBLES AT NEW HOPE GYM:

8 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5 and first Saturday of every month. Note: Advance reservations required for Dec. 7 market, which coincides with town-wide Waimea Christmas parade celebration. An indoor market free to the public. 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. Space available and reasonable for vendors, musicians, artists, dance troupes, fundraising groups, call Skip 989-4422 . Proceeds benefit the Gymnasium Improvement Fund at New Hope Waimea. Clean restrooms on site. Parking behind gym or along Cherry Blossom Park.

29TH ANNUAL KOHALA COUNTRY FAIR: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5. ‘Iole/KEEC Location same as last year – makai of, and very visible from Akoni Pule Highway, just east of Kapaau. Contrary to earlier reports that the fair was taking a hiatus, community friends have stepped forward – Nino Ka’ai is event chair with assistance from Maile Lincoln and friends. Theme: “Rhythm of Kohala,” focusing on the musical talents of the community and will feature a line-up of great entertainment. Booth applications being accepted – For information on fliers throughout town and at the North Kohala Community Resource Center, or by emailing KCFBoothsatyahoo.com. Help welcome; for questions or to get involved, email Nino at ninoathawaiiantel.net or Maile at mc2000x3atyahoo.com.

ANNUAL MAKUA LAIANA FESTIVAL: Saturday, Oct 5. Waimea’s Imiola Church. Honoring the memory and contributions of the Rev. Lorenzo Lyons. More details to come.

WALKING MEDITATION IN THE WILD IN NORTH KOHALA: 8:30-10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 5. At ‘Iole, the Historic Bond Homestead at 53-496 ‘Iole Rd., Kapaau. With Gavin Harrison. Ongoing, on first Saturday of each month, rain or shine. Not strenuous. Followed by refreshments. Bring hat, hiking shoes, sunscreen, bottled water, a towel or cushion for rest stops, raingear, mosquito repellent. No charge but suggested $10-$15 donation helps make this program possible. For information email info@iolehawaii.com, or call the ‘Iole office at 889-5151.

EARLY PURCHASE/KAMA’AINA RATE TICKETS FOR 4TH ANNUAL WAIMEA OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL JAN. 2-10, 2014 ON SALE NOW EITHER ONLINE OR AT FESTIVAL OFFICE: See more festival details in Jan. 2-10 listing. For information www.waimeaoceanfilm.org, or email: For informationatwaimeaoceanfilm.org or call 854-6095.

‘AWAKENING TO THE DEEPEST TRUTH OF WHO WE ARE: A GATHERING WITH GAVIN HARRISON’ 3:30-6:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 6. Waimea Events Salon, 66-1664 Waiaka St. sitting and walking meditation, talk, dialogue/inquiry. Groups are non-denominational and open to all. Experienced and beginning meditators welcome-meditation guidance offered. Bring your own meditation cushion. Chairs available. Donations accepted for living expenses. Ongoing, on first Sunday of each month. For information contact Matilda Tompson at 885 9206 or email: TompsonP001@hawaii.rr.com.

WAIMEA HAWAIIAN CIVIC CLUB’S FIRST SUNDAY GENERAL MEETING: 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 6, at Hale Laiana, Imiola Church Hall. Potluck. For information, contact President Maulili Dickson at 987-9378 .

SOUTH KOHALA CDP ACTION COMMITTEE - KAWAIHAE SUB-COMMITTEE: 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 7 at Spencer Park Pavilion with speaker Gail Byrnie from the Public Access Open Space Committee regarding a portion of the oceanfront south of Spencer Park. For information, contact Jojo Tanimoto.

WAIMEA SENIOR CLUB MONTHLY MEETING: 9 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 8, and the second Tuesday of each month at the Waimea Senior Center. All persons 55 and older invited to join. In addition to monthly meetings, the club hosts daily activities: Mondays, Hawaiian quilting; Tuesdays, meetings and crafts; Wednesdays, line dancing; Thursdays, Mah Jong; Fridays, ground golf, ukulele lessons and hula lessons. For information, contact Pat Lewi, president, at 885-4307.

IMPORTANT - SOUTH KOHALA TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMITTEE MONTHLY MEETING: 4-5:20 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 8. Usually the 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. For information, contact Chairman Gunner Mench at gunner@hawaii.rr.com.

ELDER LAW CLINIC HOSTED BY HAWAII COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE AND LEGAL AID SOCIETY: 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9, at NHERC in Honokaa. The prosecuting attorney takes elder abuse crimes seriously and has established an Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Unit. The clinic will include a talk on preventing elder abuse by the county prosecutor’s office and a presentation on Advanced Health Care Directives and Durable Power of Attorney by the Legal Aid Society. For information, call the prosecutor’s Elder Abuse Unit 961-0466. Refreshments will be served. All invited. For information on this presentation, call NHERC at 775-8890.

13TH ANNUAL NHCH GIRLS NIGHT OUT: 6-9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11. Theme “Get Your Pink On,” at Kanu o ka ‘Aina New Century Public Charter School in Waimea. Presented during October in conjunction with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Free, fun and also a great opportunity to learn about breast cancer awareness and enjoy time with friends. Includes dinner, massage, hair styling, manicures, make-up, energy work, acupuncture and more. Plus, breast cancer bingo, silent auction and door prizes! For information: www.NHCH.com or contact Laurie Edmondson: Laurie.EdmondsonatNHCH.com 881-4425.

IRONMAN TRIATHLON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Saturday, Oct. 12. The top 1,800 triathletes from around the world 50 countries and all 50 states converge on Kona for this Super Bowl of triathlon events, featuring a 2.4-mile ocean swim off Kailua Pier, a 112-mile bike course to Hawi and a 26.2-mile run. For information email konaatironman.com or visit www.ironman.com/worldchampionship. Note: There will be road closures – watch newspaper or check website prior to event.

‘E ALA O MAHIAI – THE WAY OF THE FARMER’ WORKSHOP: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, at Hale Ho’okipa Farms in Paauilo. Rediscover connections to the environment, food and community through the lens of the Hawaiian farmer. Join M. Kalani Souza and Craig Elevitch for this fun, hands-on experience to learn how to reconnect in a Hawaiian way, grow a low maintenance perennial food producing landscape, create community around food capacity, and make new friends. Fee is $60 per person or $100 for two family members. Space limited – early registration recommended. For information, contact Julie Stowell 776-1077or julieatlomikai.com.

MAUNA KEA QUILTERS MEETING: 9:30-11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, and the second 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. For information, contact Becky Parkinson 937-2159.

OCT. 15 DEADLINE TO PARTICIPATE IN DOMINO’S PIZZA BENEFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT: Saturday, Nov. 2, at Makalei Golf Club, to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Check in at 7:30 a.m. for an 8 a.m. shotgun start and enjoy the four-person net scramble for $125 per player, including cart, green fees, lunch and prizes. Domino’s has supported the hospital, contributing over $16 million to help care for keiki with cancer. The Waimea store is joining in with this first annual golf tournament. For information, stop by Domino’s Pizza in Parker Ranch Center Food Court, or call Charmaine Mood 756-2743 by Oct. 15.