This calendar is prepared by Patti Cook on behalf of Waimea Community Association at WCA. To include community events in this calendar, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for information: Friday please! To link to selected events in this calendar, go to http://waimeatown.org/events/. For the complete calendar, go to http://waimeatown.org/waimea-community-calendar/.
IMPORTANT COMMUNITY EVENTS:
PHONE SCAM ALERT FROM COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF WATER SUPPLY:
Hawaii Island police are warning the public about a telephone scam from persons claiming to be from the Department of Water Supply. The individuals call Water Supply customers and threaten to shut off their water service because of a past due water bill. They also claim that if the victims provide six months advance payment, they will receive a 40 percent discount. According to the Department of Water Supply, the calls are fraudulent and are an attempt to gain access to credit card information. If you receive such a call, report it to the police department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. Also call the Department of Water Supply’s office at 961-8050 to file an additional report.
OCT. BLOW-OUT SALE AT MAMA’S HOUSE THRIFT STORE IN WAIMEA:
They’re moving to a new location soon so everything must go by the end of the month. Help Mama make a smooth move into a new place and satisfy your urge to splurge on new and gently used clothes for kids and grown ups, Halloween costumes, toys, books, household goods and much more. Currently located next to Napa Auto. Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. For information, call 887-2287.
FREE HALLOWEEN COSTUME GIVE AWAY:
3:30-5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24, at Annunciation Catholic Church, Waimea. Girl Scout Troop 780 will host a free costume store for Waimea area children for the fourth year. The goal is to make sure all children who want a costume can participate in dressing up and trick-or-treating activities. Last year, more than 80 costumes were given away, and this year, they hope to gather 100. This is part of a Silver Award project: “Changing lives, one costume at a time.” For more information, call troop leader Robin Mullin at 936-7070.
ALL FAMILIES WITH STUDENTS IN HONOKAA HIGH INVITED TO ‘COLLEGE BOUND TALK STORY-DINNER:
5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Waimea School cafeteria. The second 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. Oct. 24 will explore “Where to Start: College Selection and Applications” and more. All very informal – no commitments required so all families are invited to just come, listen and ask questions. No RSVP. For information, contact Nicole Ryan in Honokaa High’s College and Career Center at 775-880,0 ext. 308, or email: Nicole_Ryan@notes.k12.hi.us. All events are at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings; remaining dates for 2013 include:
• Nov. 14 @ Honokaa High Auditorium - “Finding Money For College”
• Dec. 12 @ Waimea School Cafeteria - “FAFSA: Free Application For Federal Student Aid.”
WAIMEA HAWAIIAN HOMESTEADERS GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:
6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24 at Kuhio Hale – Hawaiian Homes Hall in Waimea. For information, contact Tricia Hodson at 960-2648.
KECK ASTRONOMY TALK AT KAHILU THEATRE:
7-8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24.
Carey Lisse to talk about Comet ISON — A Sungrazing Comet From Around the Solar System. Presentation free and all welcome thanks to support of the Keck Observatory Rising Stars Fund and the Rob and Terry Ryan Foundation. For information, contact Steve Jefferson at 881-3827.
NEW: PRIMARY CARE WALK-IN CLINIC AT NHCH –
No appointment necessary. Every Friday from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., at North Hawaii Community Hospital’s Kaheleaulani Native Hawaiian Health Program and Adult and Family Medicine, which is now offering primary care services, vaccinations, wellness services and physicals without an appointment. These Friday afternoon walk-in clinics are designed to offer patients more convenience, especially for those who feel like they are getting sick just before the weekend. Kaheleaulani and Adult and Family Medicine are both located within the hospital. For information, call 881-4843.
PARKER SCHOOL DRAMATIQUES’ PRESENT ‘TWELFTH NIGHT’ OR ‘AS YOU WILL’:
Now through Oct. 27 at the Parker School Theatre. William Shakespeare’s comedy of romance and mistaken identities adapted by Parker drama and dance teacher and director, Angela Alforque. Showtimes are 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25-26; and 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 27. Tickets available at the door or by reservation. Cost is $10 for adults; $5 for students. Get $1 off ticket price with a donation of canned food for Parker School’s ‘Ohana Day Canned Food Drive. For information or to reserve tickets, contact Alforque at email@example.com or call 885-7933, ext. 7128.
KAHILU PRESENTS ‘ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW’ AND PARTY: Friday, Oct. 25. Pre-party starts at 8 p.m.; movie at 10 p.m. General Admission $10 but special offer for those under 17: come with your parents and you both get in free! This is a gift from two of the theatre’s generous patrons! This movie (rated R) is a 1975 musical comedy horror film that was an adaptation of a musical stage play by the same name. The show is a humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through early 1970s. For information and tickets, visit www.kahilutheatre.org or call 885-6868.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE – PLANT A TREE ON NATIONAL ‘MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY’: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26. Join Kohala Watershed Partnership for this community volunteer work day. Meet at The Kohala Center office at 65-1291A Kawaihae Road for a short orientation, then carpool in 4x4 vehicles to the Koai’a Corridor restoration area. Bring a sack lunch and water bottle, and wear long pants, sturdy shoes or boots, and bring a jacket. Will work in teams to plant koai’a and ‘a’ali’i in the lower section of the Corridor and will return back to Waimea by 3 p.m. KWP will provide tools, gloves and plants. RSVP by Thursday, Oct. 24 by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org,
5TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN HOUNDS COSTUME PARADE: Saturday, Oct. 26 at Waimea Town Market at Parker School. Features pooches of all sizes and shapes dressed up in seasonal finery; this is definitely one of those zany, not-to-be-missed Waimea happenings. Prize ribbons will be awarded in multiple categories including funniest, cutest, scariest, and judges’ choice. All canine contestants will receive a gift of Kalakoa Kookies dog treats for participation. Registration at 9:30 a.m. with the parade at 10 a.m. Market vendors will join in the seasonal fun as they compete for ribbons for booth decorations. For information Paul Johnston at 938-4540.
KA HUI KAPA APANA O WAIMEA (QUILT CLUB): 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26 (and the last Saturday of every month except November and December when the meeting is on the third Saturday). St.James Episcopal Church Parish Hall. This is Hawaii’s oldest Hawaiian quilting club. Everyone welcome. Free. For information Kathy Tanaka at 775-0765.
FRIENDS OF THELMA PARKER MEMORIAL LIBRARY CONCLUDE 35TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION THIS SATURDAY, OCT. 26: 5-7 p.m. All invited for a pupu potluck supplied by the Friends Board and to enjoy acoustic ‘ukulele music by Tommy Todd in the Library Conference room.
‘BUY A TICKET – SAVE A COWBOY!’ - PANIOLO PRESERVATION SOCIETY GALA BENEFIT AT PUKALANI STABLES: 5:30-10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26. A fancy albeit country style opportunity to celebrate our noble paniolo heritage by supporting the continuing mission of PPS and the Paniolo Heritage Center at Pukalani Stables. Honored guest for the evening will be Hawaii filmmaker Edgy Lee, maker of the award-winning documentary film “Paniolo O Hawaii – Cowboys of the Far West.” Feast includes beef prepared over a huli huli grill plus paniolo music, country dancing and a select auction of special western and paniolo items including a hand tooled saddle by Pete Gorrell sitting on a beautiful handmade koa saddle stand crafted by “Ski” Kwiatkowski, on display at the Parker Ranch Store. Tickets are $150 per person. Tables of 10 available. For information and tickets, call 854-8541 or email email@example.com. Tickets also at Parker Ranch Store and Kamuela Liquor Store. For information, visit www.paniolopreservation.org.
STUMPED BY YOUR TECHNOLOGY SUCH AS AN IPHONE, ANDROID, LAPTOP, TABLET, IPAD, KINDLE, AND/OR INTERNET PROGRAMS? 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 27. Spencer Building on St. James’ Episcopal Church campus. The church’s teen members will host another “Teen Tech” session as a service for Waimea/North Hawaii seniors at 55 and older. Tech tutors from HPA, Parker, Kamehameha Schools and Honokaa High School will conduct 30 minute, one-on-one technology learning sessions. A $5 donation for each tutoring session to support a local charity of the youth’s choosing and to fund a fall social activity for the youth participants. Participants should bring their cell phone, tablet, laptop or other electronic device that they need help with.
SOUTH KOHALA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN – ACTION COMMITTEE MEETING: 5-7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 28, at Hokuloa Church, Puako. All welcome. Usually meet fourth Monday of the month though dates changed to avoid holidays. Group rotates meeting location too. Coming meeting dates and location: Nov. 25-Senior Center-Waimea; Dec. 16-Senior Center- Waimea. For information, contact at Deanne Bugado at 323-4770 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, at 6:30 each Monday evening. Bond was born and raised in Hawaii and is a sixth generation descendant of early western settlers. Sessions to include:
· 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 COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASSES: For information and to register: www.waimeaeducation.com or email learnatwaimeaeducation.com, or call 885-1539. CLASSES:
· The $500 Retirement Plan (ONLINE): Monday through Thursday, Oct. 28-31, 7–8:30 p.m. 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 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.
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
EARLY PURCHASE/KAMA’AINA RATE TICKETS FOR 4TH ANNUAL WAIMEA OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL: Jan. 2-10, on sale now either online or at the festival office. See more festival details in Jan. 2-10 listing. For information, visit www.waimeaoceanfilm.org, or find them on Facebook, or email email@example.com or call 854-6095.
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. 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.
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 Dec. 14-15 – see details below. For information at www.waimeacommunitytheatre.org, or on the group’s Facebook page, or call Miguel Bray at 938-3062 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MALA’AI SCHOOL GARDEN RE-STARTS STUDENT-RUN ‘FARM STAND’: 1:15-2:45 p.m., Wednesdays, now for seven weeks (except Thanksgiving week) – concludes Dec. 4. Near Mala’ai garden and the back gate on the south side of the school campus. Produce for sale – mostly grown in Mala’ai – will include a variety of leafy greens, kabocha squash, sweet potatoes, cabbage, green beans, red potatoes, herbs and cut flowers. There may also be a little produce donated by local farmers. Funds raised will be used to enhance the school’s outdoor garden classroom. For information: Holly Sargeant-Green at 987-0092 or Alethea Lai at 989-7861.
‘KA ‘IKE KUPUNA – THE VAST KNOWLEDGE OF OUR ELDERS’ CLASSES EXTENDED: 4:30-5:45 p.m., Wednesdays, Oct. 30, Nov. 6 and 13, at historic Pukalani Stables. Presented by Waimea Middle School’s ‘Ike Hawai’i program in partnership with PPS and Waimea Education Hui. Paniolo and founding PPS member Sonny Keakealani shares his vast knowledge of Hawaiian terms used by the paniolo. These hua ‘olelo, or words or phrases, are used to describe stories places, place names, lifestyle and traditions. Classes will begin with ha’i mo’olelo (stories) tied to Waimea by Ku’ulei Keakealani. Free, but those who participate in this class will be asked to commit to utilizing the Hawaiian terms shared at each class so the ‘ike (knowledge) of today will continue. To register, contact Pua Case at email@example.com or call 938-5550 with questions.
43rd ANNUAL KONA COFFEE CULTURAL FESTIVAL: Nov. 1-10. Recognized as the oldest and one of the most successful food festivals in Hawaii, includes 10 days of events that celebrates Hawaii’s unique cultural diversity while preserving, perpetuating and promoting Kona’s unique coffee heritage. Some events free, some for a fee. For information, www.konacoffeefest.com.
SEA GRANT ʻREEF TALKʻ ON SOUTH KOHALA REEF STUDY: 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 1, at the Hokuola United Church of Christ in Puako. Everyone invited. Will review/discuss findings of a survey, “Knowledge, Attitudes, and Perceptions of Hawaii’s South Kohala Coral Reef Priority Site” that was conducted by Mehana Consulting between Nov. 2012 and April 2013.
DOMINO’S PIZZA BENEFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT: Saturday, Nov. 2 at Makalei Golf Club. To benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. 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. 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 at 756-2743 by Oct. 15.
FIRST SATURDAY FLEA MARKET, ARTS AND COLLECTIBLES AT NEW HOPE GYM: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2 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. Great parade.) 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 at 989-4422.
‘WALKING MEDITATION IN THE WILD IN NORTH KOHALA’: 8:30-10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 2. At ‘Iole, the Historic Bond Homestead in 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, rain gear, mosquito repellent. No charge but suggested $10-$15 donation helps make this program possible. For information, firstname.lastname@example.org or the ‘Iole office at 889-5151.
EARLY EDUCATION TEACHING WORKSHOP TIED TO COMMON CORE STANDARDS: 9-11:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 2 at Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Spa. Featuring Dr. Lisa S. Goldstein, a professor and director of Teacher Education at California’s Santa Clara University, who will speak on “Leveraging the Common Core Standards to Support Young Children’s Learning.” Registration forms available online at www.BabySTEPSHawaii.org. There is a charge. For information, call Gail Judd at 987-8710, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration must be received with payment by Friday, Oct. 25. For information, contact Angela Thomas at 887-1228.
COMMUNITY INVITED TO HISTORIC SPENCER HOUSE BLESSING: 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 3. All invited to celebrate the beginning of a new chapter in life of the more than 150-year-old historic building by KTA’s Waimea Center. Will include a traditional Hawaiian pule by Danny Kaniela Akaka to honor the home’s rich history The blessing will conclude with time to walk through to experience the ambience of the home and see the many improvements that have already been made, and then enjoy Tropical Dreams ice cream. For information, contact Paul Johnston at 938-4540 or email email@example.com, or visit www.WaimeaPreservation.org, find Historic Spencer House on Facebook.
WAIMEA HAWAIIAN CIVIC CLUB’S FIRST SUNDAY GENERAL MEETING: 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 3. , at Hale Laiana, Imiola Church Hall. Potluck. For information, contact President Maulili Dickson at 987-9378.
WAIMEA SENIOR CLUB MONTHLY MEETING: 9 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 5 and the second Tuesday of each month at theWaimea 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, Nov. 5. Usually the second Tuesday of every month. (2014 meeting dates are now confirmed: Jan. 14, Feb. 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, Aug. 12, Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 18 and Dec. 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, contact Chairman Gunner Mench by email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
RENOWNED LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT LAURIE OLIN TO SPEAK AT HPA: 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 5. Distinguished teacher, author, and highly regarded landscape architect will be featured as part of HPAʻS ongoing ʻOhana Sustainability Program in the HPA Energy Lab. The one-hour presentation, “Landscape Architecture, Sustainability, and Water,” is presented in partnership with the Hawaiʻi Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. For information, contact Dr. Koh Ming Wei at 443-9231 or e-mail: email@example.com.
STORYTELLER BEN MOFFAT PRESENTS ‘MR. SPELUNKER’S ADVENTURE’ AT NORTH KOHALA PUBLIC LIBRARY: 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 6. Program designed to complement the library’s 2013 “Dig Into Reading“ theme. A 45-minute program suitable for ages 5 and older and featuring use of stilts, masks and puppets. For information or to request a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation: 889-6655. Other programs during November include:
· Tuesday, Nov 12 - 11 a.m., Book discussion Group,”Blue Latitudes”
· Wednesday, Nov 13 AND Nov 20 - 10 a.m. Homeschool Wednesday, ages 6-12.
· Tuesday, Nov 19 - 11 a.m., Whole Life book group: “Change We Must.”
· Monday, Nov 25 - 6:30 p.m., Boyd Bond talk on “Makahiki”
· Every Friday, 10 a.m., Preschool Story Time
8TH ANNUAL MOKU O KEAWE INTERNATIONAL HULA FESTIVAL: Nov. 7-9. Hilton Waikoloa Village. Competition will be held in the Grand Ballroom with halau vying for top honors in ancient hula kahiko and modern hula ‘auana forms. Three exciting days and nights, including international competition. Dance workshops include hula kahiko and ‘auwana by na kumu hula including Nani Lim Yap, Nalani Kanaka‘ole, Iwalani Kalima, Cy Bridges, Chinky Mahoe and others. Also workshops including lauhala weaving, shell lei and an excursion to Kalaemano with Ku‘ulei Keakealani. Event also includes made-in-Hawaii marketplace. For information and tickets, visit www.MOKIF.com or find them on Facebook.
WAIMEA’S PUPULE PAPALE RED HAT SISTERHOOD MONTHLY MEETING: First Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. – moving from place to place as follows: Nov. 7, Saffron; Dec. 5, Merriman’s. New members welcome. For information, call Queen Mother Nina Disbro at 895-1234.
WAIMEA COMMUNITY ASSN. TOWN MEETING: 5:15 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Waimea School cafeteria. All invited. Queens Health Systems at Queen’s, recently entered into an agreement with North Hawaii Community Hospital. Art Ushijima, CEO of Queen’s, is planning a series of community forums in North Hawaii and will be conducting a “talk story” as part of WCA’s November Town Meeting. He also will be conducting “talk stories” with the community in Hamakua on Nov. 12 and North Kohala on Nov. 18 communities. Coffee will be provided by Starbucks. Attendees are urged to support Waimea’s Food Pantry with cash or checks or with non-perishable foods or extra produce. For information, contact WCA President Sherman Warner at 885-1725 or Patti Cook at 937-2833. NOTE: NO Town Meeting in December.
KAHILU THEATRE BRINGS ON 2013-14 SEASON: Full season subscription or individual performance tickets available online on the Theatre’s new website www.kahilutheatre.org, or call: 885-6868.
The season · Thursday, Oct. 24: 7-8 p.m. Keck Astronomy Talk with Carey Lisse on Comet ISON — A Sungrazing Comet From Around the Solar System. Free and all invited.
· Friday, Oct. 25. ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ and Party. Pre-party starts at 8 p.m.; movie at 10 p.m. General Admission $10, but special offer for those under 17: Come with your parents and you both get in free.
• Friday, Nov. 8: 7 p.m. Honolulu Theatre for Youth presents “Nothing Is The Same”, which is based on the Pearl Harbor bombing in 1941. The play follows the lives of four 11 year-olds who are changed forever when Japanese planes, on their way to Pearl Harbor, bomb their small town. Tickets $20-$5.
WAIMEA COMMUNITY THEATRE PRESENTS’ DARK OF THE MOON’: Nov. 8-17 at Parker Theatre. Evening performances Fridays and Saturdays, and Sunday Matinees. A reprise of Meredith Wilson’s Broadway spectacular that opened in Spring of 1945 and has since been presented around the globs and on national television with actors including Paul Newman, James Earl Jones, Diane Keaton and George C. Scott. Tickets available in advance at Waimea General Store and Without Boundaries, and at the door on the day of the performance. For information, visit www.WaimeaCommunityTheatre.org.
KAHILU THEATRE PRESENTS ‘NOTHING IS THE SAME’: 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8. Honolulu Theatre for Youth presents this play which is based on the Pearl Harbor bombing in 1941. The play follows the lives of four 11 year-olds who are changed forever when Japanese planes, on their way to Pearl Harbor, bomb their small town. Through comedy and drama, the play’s award winning playwright explores what friendship means when everything in the world is turned upside down. Tickets $20-$5. For information and tickets: www.kahilutheatre.org or call 885-6868.
14TH ANNUAL PARKER SCHOOL GEORGE HENEGHAN RUN: Saturday, Nov. 9. Community invited to participate in a 1K Keiki Run and 5K Fun Run in memory of Hawaii architect George Heneghan, an athlete, teacher and Parker cross—country coach. Proceeds will go to Parker’s ‘Ohana Day canned food drive for local food banks. Event entry fee for adults is $15 plus two cans of food, and for students, $10 plus two cans of food. The 1K Keiki Run starts at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K Fun Run begins at 9 a.m. Registration includes a T-shirt and refreshments at the event, Childcare will be provided for children of 5K participants. For www.parkerschoolhawaii.org or call 885-793 ext. 7114.
WAIKOLOA VILLAGE OUTDOOR CIRCLE PLANT SALE: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, at Waikoloa School. It’s the perfect time of year to grow orchids, succulents, bromeliads, desert rose, air plants, bedding plants, fruit trees, herbs, tropicals, perennials, shrubs, common natives and more. All invited. Special Propagation Workshop at 11 a.m. with botanist Jen Lawson.
MAUNA KEA QUILTERS MEETING: 9:30-11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 9 and the 2nd 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: Becky Parkinson at 937-2159.
KAHILU THEATRE PRESENTS ‘A KOREAN CINDERELLA’: 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9. Honolulu Theatre For Youth presents a this Alvin Chan world premiere of a new telling of this popular fairy tale mixing modern K-pop with traditional Korean drumming, dance and costumes. As the beautiful and kind Konji reaches out for help in overcoming the bullying of her wicked stepmother and sister, a magical turtle, ox and even a dancing prince come to her aid, but are they enough? Tickets: $20-$5. For information and tickets: www.kahilutheatre.org or call 885-6868.
KAHILU THEATRE PRESENTS THE HONOKAA JAZZ BAND: 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 10. Guided by the inspirational Gary Washburn, this band is the most accredited jazz band on Hawaii Island and in the state. The Band has received an award from the Grammy Foundation as one of 36 “Grammy Signature Schools,” a NAMM Award at National Association of Music Merchandisers as one of the best communities in the US for music education, and Gary earned a “Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction Award” from the National Society of High School Scholars. Tickets: $20-$5. For information and tickets: www.kahilutheatre.org or call 885-6868.
NOVEMBER 11: VETERANS’ DAY HOLIDAY.
HPA HOSTS OPEN HOUSE FOR PROSPECTIVE K-12 STUDENTS-FAMILIES: Monday, Nov. 11. Prospective students and their families will meet teachers and administrators, hear from current students and parents, visit classrooms and tour the campuses. To register, visit www.hpa.edu
More For information, contact the HPA Admission Office at 881-4007 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Program:
• 8 a.m.: Check-in for the K-8 Open House with the day’s program running from 8:30 to 11 a.m.
9:30 a.m.: Check-in for the 9-12 and post graduate Open House at the Upper School with the day’s program from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A light lunch will be served.
HAWAII ISLAND CONSERVATION FORUM: 9 a.m.- 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Kahilu Theatre. Sponsored by The Kohala Center. A first-ever opportunity on this island for resource managers, community supporters, field crews, policy makers and research scientists to come together and share information on the work being done across the island to care for our natural resources. . To register or get more information on the forum, go to http://kohalawatershed.org/blog.html. Cost $10 per person including lunch. Deadline to reserve space: Nov. 4.