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This calendar is prepared by Patti Cook on behalf of Waimea Community Association WCA. To include community events in this calendar, email Deadline for information: Friday please! To link to selected events in this calendar, go to For the complete calendar, go to



Families are asked to donate Halloween costumes again this year for Waimea area children in need at collection sites from now through Oct. 22 – they have set a goal of collecting 100 costumes. Giveaway on Oct. 24. If you can help, please bring your new or gently used costumes to Tutu’s House, Thelma Parker Library or Parker Lower School and place in Costume Drive box provided. If possible, please put each costume in a large zip-close or other bag and label with size. Questions, contact troop leader Robin Mullin at 936-7070.


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, contact Queen Mother Nina Disbro at 895-1234.


5:15 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3. Waimea School Cafeteria. All invited. Loose dogs and the high cost of electricity top the agenda. Panel members will include a representative of the Hawaii Island Humane Society, Police Department and County Prosecutor’s Office as well as community members who have been victims of bad dog incidents. Second will be a discussion led by Parker Ranch President and CEO Dutch Kuyper about the developing an integrated resource plan to explore how its energy resources may benefit the communities of Waimea, North Kohala and possibly the Island of Hawaii. For information, contact WCA President Sherman Warner at 885-1725.


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 against the backdrop of an utterly altered world. Light refreshments; participants invited to bring a snack to share. For information, contact Jaime Johnson at Next meeting of the club will be Wednesday, Dec. 4 with the book selection of “Beautiful Ruins” by Jess Walters.


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. Meet the farmers and ranchers, too. Tickets remain priced at $40 presale and $60 at the door. For information or to purchase tickets, call 960-8411 or go to: Come early for 3 p.m. Grass-Fed Beef Cooking 101 to learn to prepare 100percent pasture-raised beef with The Fairmont Orchid’s Executive Chef Hubert Des Marais. $10 include samplings.


See more festival details in Jan. 2-10 listing. For information visit, or email or call 854-6095.


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.


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.

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


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. For information or call the ‘Iole office 889-5151.


9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 5. Bring your cat, dog, parakeet or hamster to the hospital’s front lawn for this free, fun event to honor your pet. This event was created to honor and include dogs from the hospital’s pet therapy program. This event will be conducted by the Rev. Franco Acquaro with Amida Hawaii, a Pureland Buddhist Church. Pet food donations are encouraged and will benefit the Hawaii Island Humane Society. For information, contact Laurie Edmondson at 881-4425.


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. The theme is “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, visit the North Kohala Community Resource Center, or email For general questions or to get involved, email Nino at or Maile at


3:30-6:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 6, at Waimea Events Salon, 66-1664 Waiaka St. Sitting and walking meditation, talk, dialogue and 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 885 9206 or email


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.


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

WAIMEA SENIOR CLUB MONTHLY MEETING: 9 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 8, 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 and crafts, Wednesdays: Line Dancing, Thursdays: Mah Jong, Fridays: Ground Golf, Ukulele lessons and Hula Lessons. For information Pat Lewi, President 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. 2014 meeting dates are now confirmed: 1/14, 2/11, 3/11, 4/8, 5/13, 6/10, 7/8, 8/12, 9/9, 10/14, 11/18 and 12/9. 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 information: Chair Gunner Mench email:

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, or on the group’s Facebook page, or call Miguel Bray 938-3062 or email:

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: or contact Laurie Edmondson: 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 or visit 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. A unique experiential workshop; participants should be prepared to go beyond their regular comfort zone to envision their relationship to the natural world from a Hawaiian perspective. Join M. Kalani Souza and Craig Elevitch for a hands-on experience growing 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 at 776-1077 or

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 at 937-2159.

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.

TALK STORY ON ‘RELATIONSHIP WITH HAWAIIAN MEDICINAL PLANTS’: 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 14, at the North Kohala Public Library. Lomi lomi and la‘au lapa‘au practitioner Kai Keali‘ikea‘ehale Kaholokai of Kaimalino Wellness Center invites the community to this free talk. He also will offer a free workshop at ‘Iole from 12 to 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 20 As a lapa‘au practitioner, Kai emphasizes the value of pili lokahi, meaning together and oneness the relationship with plants that is the healing. Through Kai Malino Wellness Center, Kai harnesses the power of Hawaiian plant-spirit relationship, creating herbal products with a traditional cultural base in Hawaii and the Indo-Pacific region of the world.

OCT. 15 DEADLINE TO PARTICIPATE IN DOMINO’S PIZZA FIRST 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 four-person net scramble for $125 per player, including cart, green fees, lunch and prizes. For information, stop by Domino’s Pizza in Parker Ranch Center Food Court, or call Charmaine Mood 756-2743 by Oct. 15.

WAIMEA COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASSES: For information and to register: or, or call 885-1539. CLASSES:

• 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 at ONLINE ; 7–8:30 p.m., Mondays and Tuesdays, Oct 14-22. Cost is $50 with Doug Lofton

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


•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.

KONA COMMUNITY ENTERPRISES AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT FORUM: 5:30-8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Maka’eo Pavilion at the Old Airport Park. Will feature Tom Matsuda, implementation manager of the Affordable Care Act in Hawaii, and Coral Andrews, executive director of the Hawaii Health Connector, an on-line health insurance marketplace. Also, a panel discussion with Sen. Josh Green. Representatives from the West Hawaii Community Health Center, Hope Services Hawaii, and the HIV AIDS Foundation trained as marketplace assisters will also be available to provide personal assistance. Moderated by LAVAFM/HPR Radio newswoman Sherry Bracken Free and all invited. For information, contact John Buckstead at 326-9779 or email

‘KA ‘IKE KUPUNA – THE VAST KNOWLEDGE OF OUR ELDERS’ CLASSES EXTENDED THROUGH OCTOBER: 4:30-5:45 p.m., Wednesdays, Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30 at historic Pukalani Stables. Presented by Waimea Middle School’s ‘Ike Hawaii program in partnership with Paniolo Preservation Society and Waimea Education Hui. Paniolo and founding PPS member Sonny Keakealani shares his knowledge of Hawaiian terms used by the paniolo. Free but those who participate in this class will be asked to make a personal commitment to utilize the Hawaiian terms shared at each class so the ‘ike knowledge of today will continue tomorrow. To register, contact Pua Case at or call 938-5550 with questions.

HEALTH MATTERS - INTRODUCTION TO KINESIOLOGY TAPING: 5-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Tutu’s House. Becky Bond, Physical Therapy Assistant at North Hawaii Community Hospital, will share how kinesiology taping, using a special, readily available thin, stretchy, Kinesio therapeutic tape, can help with a wide variety of injuries and inflammatory conditions. Will cover the history, theory and use of this inexpensive tool, plus teach you how to properly apply kinesio tape. Kinesio tape will be provided by NHCH for attendees to sample. All welcome. No advance reservation requested. For information: Tutu’s House 885-6777.

KAHILU THEATRE BRINGS ON 2013-14 SEASON: Full season subscription or individual performance tickets available online on the theater’s new website, or call 885-6868. The season includes:

• Wednesday, Oct. 16: Chicago bluesman Keb Mo — a three-time Grammy award winning musician who tours the world to major venues, has made 11 albums and has worked in collaboration with numerous artists, including Eric Clapton, India Arie, Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, and John Mayer.

• Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 19-20: LavaRoots presents “Yankady-Here is Good?” – a fusion of West African dance and music with modern rhythm and movement created by FaraTolno,from Guinea.

THIRD THURSDAY THRIVE: 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17 and 3rd 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: Diane Scheurell at

SAVE THE DATE – WAIMEA’S ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST: 5-8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18. Historic Pukalani Stables. Sponsored by North Hawaii Rotary as a fundraiser to support many community projects, it will include onolicious foods, beer, costume contests, a silent auction benefiting Waimea Country School, live music, dancing including the famous Chicken Dance, and LOTS of fun. Tickets: $60 which includes 2 drink and game tickets and all food stations. New this year: VIP tickets: $100 which includes all food and beverage stations and 4 game tickets. Tickets will be available online at: or from Rotary members. For information or to participate, contribute or become an event co-sponsor, call Alethea Lai 989-7861.

2ND ANNUAL BRANTLEY CENTER 5K and HALF MARATHON PLUS 30K WAIPI’O CHALLENGE: 6:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 19. Starts at Honokaa Sports Complex. This is a spectacularly scenic run along the route to Waipi’o Valley with amazing views of Haleakala and Waipi’o and Wainanu Valleys. Registration by Oct. 18. 5K: $30; ½ Marathon: $75; 30K: $85. Checks Payable to: Brantley Center, Inc. Log onto Brantley website to download registration form and mail to P.O. Box 1407, Honokaa, HI, 96727. Participants may also sign up online: our go to the website: For information, contact Steve Pavao 430-0267, or email: or call 775-7245.

HPA’S 22ND ANNUAL PUMPKIN PATCH FESTIVAL and SILENT AUCTION: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 20. Hosted by HPA’s ‘Ohana Association for kids of all ages. Free entry and parking. Will again include a huge pumpkin patch with more than 500 pumpkins, plus games and prizes, food booths, a silent auction and great live entertainment. For information, contact the Casuga Ohana at 756-0975.

‘YANKADY – HERE IS GOOD?’ STUNNING MULTI-MEDIA DANCE PRODUCTION AT KAHILU THEATRE: 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19 and 2 p.m ., Sunday, Oct. 20. A new original work choreographed by Master Dancer/Musician Fara Tolno of Guinea, West Africa and written and directed by Fara working with Michal Anna Carrillo. Promises a feast for the senses that provokes thought and wonder. Steeped in West African dance and music, it is a fusion work that explores first and third world concepts through the vehicle of dance. Performed by The Lavaroots Dance Company and Fara Tolno with special guest artists Naby Bangoura, Sekou Camara, Shizuno Nasu and David Chapman. Expected to sell out so get your tickets early!