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

IMPORTANT COMMUNITY EVENTS:

““BIG ISLAND GIVING TREE” APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED NOW THROUGH DEC. 11:

Visit www.WaimeaTown.org and click on the “Twilight Christmas Parade” tab to download an application. This program is for financially struggling working families and also serves low-income seniors to make sure no one in North Hawaii is forgotten. Donations welcome and tax deductible. Questions or to contribute or Adopt-a-Family or Adopt-a-Child, call Rhonda Bell at 880-1984 or Nancy Carr Smith at 896-2239. There will be a Big Island Giving Tree” temporary store in Parker Ranch Center open from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Dec. 5-20. This annual drive begins with a tree lighting on Dec. 5 at Parker School.

WATER RESTRICTION NOTICE – WAIMEA CONSUMERS REQUIRED TO REDUCE CONSUMPTION 25 percent EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY:

Due to the continuing dry weather conditions, the Department of Water Supply is declaring WATER RESTRICTION for Waimea down to but not including Kawaihae Village, Waimea Airport, Lalamilo Farm Lots and Pu’ukapu-Honokaia-Nienie areas. For more information, contact Daryl Ikeda at 961-8790.

PLAN YOUR PARTY, WORKSHOP, CLASSES, FUNDRAISER AT HISTORIC SPENCER HOUSE:

Reservations now being accepted for both special events and classes, meetings and presentations in this beautiful 22-room home and in the process, help bring this 16-decade-old home back to life in the 21st century. Very reasonable introductory rentals. For information, contact Paul Johnston at 938-4540, email pej1000@aol.com. For scheduling, contact Betsy Sanderson 938-2897 or email bas1001@aol.com. Find us on Facebook.

5th ANNUAL AFFORDABLE ART SALE AT FIREHOUSE GALLERY:

Now through Dec. 21 during normal gallery hours plus extended hours on Waimea Christmas Twilight Parade Day – Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. All invited. Featuring local artists’ pieces priced under $250.

DHHL TO BEGIN KAWAIHAE ROAD IMPROVEMENTS NEAR NEW LALAMILO HOUSING PROJECT AND TRANSFER

STATION ROAD: Mid-November through March 2014. DHHL Contractor Goodfellow Bros., Inc. construction project expected to close one lane at times on both the South Kohala Distribution Road and Kawaihae Road. For information, contact DHHL Project Manager Jeffrey Fujimoto at 620-9274.

PRIMARY CARE WALK-IN CLINIC AT NHCH –

No appointment necessary. Every Friday from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.. North Hawaii Community Hospital’s Kaheleaulani Native Hawaiian Health Program and Adult and Family Medicine are 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.

WAIMEA COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASSES:

For information, and to register, visit www.waimeaeducation.com or email learn@waimeaeducation.com or call 885-1539.

CLASSES:

• How to Self-Publish Your Book: Hardback, Softback or Ebook in 6 Easy Steps - Saturday, Nov. 30, 12 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost is $45 with Robert Frutos.

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

• Free Acting Workshop for Kids - Youth Theatre for grades K-5 - Saturday, Dec. 14, 1:30-2 p.m. followed by Improv Everywhere! for grades 6-12 Saturday, Dec. 14, 2-2:30 p.m.

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

• Writing and Publication Consults with Darien Gee – see website for fee schedule

KAHILU THEATRE PRESENTS HANDEL’S ‘MESSIAH’:

7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 30. Featuring Kona Music Society’s production of this holiday classic. Ticket cost is $10-25. For information, contact and tickets: www.kahilutheatre.org or call 885-6868.

A GATHERING WITH GAVIN HARRISON:

3:30-6:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 1, at the Waimea Events Salon, 66-1664 Waiaka St. Ongoing, on first Sunday of each month. Sitting and Walking Meditation, Talk, Dialogue/Inquiry. Groups are non-denominational and open to all. Experienced and beginning meditators welcome-meditation guidance is offered. Bring your own meditation cushion. Chairs are available. Free but donation suggested. 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, Dec. 1. Hale Laiana - Imiola Church Hall. Potluck. For information, contact : President Maulili Dickson at 987-9378.

WAIMEA COMMUNITY CHORUS 20TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY SEASON REHEARSALS:

7 p.m., Tuesdays at St. James’ Episcopal Church. Directed by Barbara Kopra. Holiday shows will be December 14-15 – see details below. More For information, contact at www.waimeacommunitytheatre.org, or on the group’s Facebook page, or call Miguel Bray at 938-3062 or email: hawaiimiguel@gmail.com.

MALA’AI SCHOOL GARDEN STUDENT-RUN ‘FARM STAND’:

1:15-2:45 p.m., Wednesdays, now through Dec. 4. Near Mala’ai garden and the back gate on the south side of the school campus. All welcome to purchase fresh organic produce, herbs and flowers while providing students with the real experience of growing and selling produce and learning all the steps and entrepreneurial skills required to manage a small business and also to understand the value of what they are growing in their school garden. Funds raised will be used to enhance the school’s outdoor garden classroom. For information, contact : Holly Sargeant-Green at 987-0092 or Alethea Lai at 989-7861.

HPA COMMUNITY BOOK CLUB:

7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec, 4. Location to be announced. Free and open to the public. Lois Inman, Dyer Memorial librarian, and Jaime Johnson, Upper School English teacher, will lead the group. Book selection of “Beautiful Ruins” by Jess Walters. Light refreshments; participants invited to bring a snack to share. For information, contact : Jaime Johnson at jjohnson@hpa.edu.

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, contact www.waimeaoceanfilm.org, or find them on Facebook, or email: For information, contact @waimeaoceanfilm.org 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. 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.

WAIMEA’S PUPULE PAPALE RED HAT SISTERHOOD MONTHLY MEETING:

First Thursdays at 12:30 p.m., moving from place to place. On Dec. 5, location is Merriman’s. New members welcome. For information, contact Queen Mother Nina Disbro at 895-1234.

NO WAIMEA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION’S MONTHLY TOWN MEETING.

Instead, please attend the Tree Lighting to kick off this year’s Big Island Giving Tree donations drive at Parker School.

4TH ANNUAL BIG ISLAND GIVING TREE LIGHTING FESTIVITIES:

6-8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5 at the Parker School grounds. Begins under a new tent with entertainment by Brandon Gomez and Laulima with emcee Darde Gamayo, followed by Allen “Uku” Lindsey talking-story about Waimea Christmases past, then Christmas caroling with Melissa Samura and Ginger Bertelmann. Free and entire family invited. Hot cocoa and coffee, hot saimin and other items available. Launches the annual collection of BIGT gifts, and food. This year’s theme: “Lucky 7” suggests donations in sevens. Will conclude with lighting of the giant Norfolk Pine. This is an outdoor event so dress warmly. Seating provided. For information, contact Rhonda Bell at 880-1984 or Nancy Carr Smith at 896-2239.

MONTHLY BUSINESS FIRST PAU HANA:

5-7 p.m. gatherings to network, exchange news and develop new opportunities. Co-sponsored by Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club of North Hawaii. Everyone welcome! December 5 - Blue Dragon Lanai at food sampling; January 7 - The Fish and The Hog; February 4 - Red Water Lanai; March 6 - Blue Dragon Lanai; April 1 - Red Water Lanai; May 6 - Merriman’s Garden; June 5 - Blue Dragon Lanai; July 1 - Red Water Lanai; August 5 - Merriman’s Garden; September 2 - Merriman’s Garden. For information, contact : Penny Pagliaro, Panale‘a Corp. at 315-7776.

“BIG ISLAND GIVING TREE” DONATIONS COLLECTION STORE:

Parker Ranch Center. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Dec. 5-20. Please stop by to donate to this project to help be sure no one in Waimea/North Hawaii is forgotten. This year’s program includes both an Adopt a Family and Adopt a Child opportunities. Applications accepted now through Dec. 11. For information, contact : Rhonda Bell at 880-1984 or Nancy Carr Smith at 896-2239. More For information, contact , visitwww.WaimeaTown.org and click on “2013 Waimea Christmas Parade” tab at the top of home page.

COLLECTIBLES SHOW - A “WAIMEA ALIVE!” EVENT AT HISTORIC SPENCER HOUSE:

Friday-Saturday, Dec. 6-7. Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. – to coincide with Waimea’s Christmas Twilight Parade and all-day celebration. Featuring 20+ vendors of art and collectibles. All invited. For information, contact : Mary Ann Cook at 885-1732.

PARKER RANCH’S ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING CELEBRATION:

5-7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6. At historic Pu’uopelu. All invited to enjoy lighting this giant Cooke Pine but non-perishable food donations suggested to contribute to the Boy Scout’s food drive.

FIRST ANNUAL KAHILU THEATRE MASQUERADE BALL:

Friday, Dec. 6. Hilton Waikoloa Village. Featuring Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated entertainer dubbed “The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook.” Feinstein is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards who has performed in Carnegie Hall, the White House and Buckingham Palace. More than simply a performer, he has received national recognition for his commitment to celebrating America’s popular songs and preserving its legacy for the next generation. Event attire: Gatsby Glam. 6 p.m. Cocktail reception and silent auction; 7 p.m. Dinner; 8 p.m. Show; and 9 p.m. after party with D spun dance music until midnight. Tickets sales benefit Kahilu Theatre programming. $185/adults/non-members; $150 for Foundation members. $50 for dance party only. For tickets and table sponsorships or more For information, contact : www.kahilutheatre.org.

MAMANE STREET STORES HOLIDAY WINDOW DECORATING CONTEST:

Sponsored by Honoka’a Business Association – entry deadline is Friday, Dec. 6. Judging commences on Dec. 7 for cash prizes for the top three.For information, contact Jeanne Keller @ jkeller@island-law.com.

HONOKAA TOWN TREE LIGHTING, DECORATING and CAROLING:

Saturday, Dec. 7. Begins at 1 p.m. with tree trimming at the municipal parking lot; everyone invited to this annual community event and merchants are encouraged to donate an ornament at or ornaments to represent their business. At 4 p.m., the board of directors of Honokaa Business Association will be caroling throughout Honokaa town and in front of the tree and Santa will make a special appearance. Ceremonial Lighting of the Tree at 6 p.m. Sponsored by Honokaa Business Association. For information, contact Jeanne Keller @ jkeller@island-law.com.

SUPER SATURDAYS IN HONOKA’A TOWN – SHOP LOCAL!

Every Saturday during the Holidays there will be live music and plenty of aloha to go around plus great finds, many produced or created by local artists, crafters and foodies. For information, contact Michelle Barthel @big-islandgrown@hotmail.com or Alison Higgins @ graceflowershawaii@gmail.com.

FIRST SATURDAY FLEA MARKET, ARTS and COLLECTIBLES:

8 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, and first Saturday of every month at New Hope Gym. A free indoor market that schools, PandR teams, groups, organizations and individuals utilize 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 - call Skip at 989-4422. Parking behind gym or along Cherry Blossom Park.

WAIMEA SENIORS’ CHRISTMAS BAZAAR:

9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7. Waimea Senior Center at the main intersection – next to Firehouse Gallery. Lots of handcrafted Christmas gifts, baked goods, jams/jellies, baked goods, plants, sushi and a Secondhand Store Extraordinare. For information, contact : Pat Lewi, President at 885-4307.

FIREHOUSE GALLERY’S 5th ANNUAL ‘AFFORDABLE ART’ EXHIBIT and SALE ON CHRISTMAS PARADE DAY:

9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7. All invited. Featuring local artists’ pieces priced under $250.

40+ CHRISTMAS CRAFTERS AT PARKER RANCH CENTER: All day Saturday, Dec. 7. Also Dec. 8 and 14-15. For information, contact Frank Zablan at 960-2548. Big Island Giving Tree story at next to Village Burger open 12 p.m.-6 to accept donations.

‘WAIMEA ROCKS!’ CHRISTMAS FAIR

10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, at KTA’s Waimea Center. Offers holiday gift discoveries with 30 or more crafts vendors, entertainment and onolicious food, hosted by Penny Keli’i Vredenburg. Begins with the Beamer-Solomon hula, Halau O Po’ohala at 10 a.m., followed at 11 a.m. by Nino Ka’ai, 12 p.m. with Kahula o Nawahine, 1 p.m. with Darlene Ahuna and Duane Yamada, 2 p.m. with Kevin Haleamau and concludes at 3 p.m.with Taishoji Taiko - Hilo Ensemble with 10 drummers. No charge and all invited, though donations to the Big Island Giving Tree requested. For information, contact Rhonda Bell at 880-1984 or Nancy Carr Smith at 896-2239. For information on Christmas in Waimea, visit www.WaimeaTown.org.

HAWAII-MADE ‘CRAFTY HANDS and GIFTS, TOO!’:

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Thelma Parker Gym. Featuring locally made items by dozens of island artisans. Free and includes plate lunches and other food, plus lucky number drawing throughout the day. Food donations suggested for Annunciation Pantry. Christmas music,, too. For information, call Benita Salazar at 960-9944.

53rd ANNUAL WAIMEA CHRISTMAS TWILIGHT PARADE and MONTH-LONG ‘BIG ISLAND GIVING TREE’ CELEBRATION:

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 – hence the theme: “Lucky Seven!” Parade from 5:30-6:45 p.m. For more information, and for parade applications, rules, etc., visit www.WaimeaTown.org.

WINTER STARGAZING PARTY AFTER WAIMEA CHRISTMAS PARADE:

7-10 p.m. at Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope’s Waimea headquarters. CFHT astronomers and members of the West Hawaii Astronomy Club to host Open House and “Ask An Astronomer” tours. Free including coffee, hot chocolate and marshmallow roasting. For information, call 885-7944.

PARKER RANCH CENTER’S ‘BIG ISLAND GIVING TREE’ CELEBRATION:

12 p.m.-3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8, at PRC’s Fireside Food Court. Emcee Penny Keli’i Vredenburg will welcome community to enjoy entertainment including the HPA Hand Bell Choir at 12 p.m.-12:45 p.m., Waikoloa Dance Company with keiki hip hop at 1 p.m.; Aulani’s Hula Halau at 2 p.m. Throughout the program, donations to the “Giving Tree” will be accepted and pictures with Santa will be taken by the Waimea Lions and North Hawaii Hospice. For information, contact Rhonda Bell at 880-1984 or Nancy Carr Smith at 896-2239.

SLOW FOOD HAWAII HOLIDAY POTLUCK: 12 p.m.-3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8, at Kumau Ranch – Russell’s Barn in North Kohala. Celebrate the work of Slow Food and Terra Madre. Bring a dish, local and Slow, to share – preferably from your own garden. Guest speaker is Mike Domeier, new owner of Volcano Island Honey. RSVP required at SlowFoodHawaii@gmail.com.

19th ANNUAL COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS MUSIC FESTIVAL: 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8, at Waikoloa Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Waimea on Kapiolani Street. Several Waimea/Hawaii Island choirs to share Christmas carols – free and all invited. For information, contact Katherine Kenney at 557-2079 or email k_kenny@yahoo.com.

WAIMEA SENIOR CLUB MONTHLY MEETING: 9 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 10, at and the second Tuesday of each month. 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, Dec. 10. Usually the second Tuesday of every month. at 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 email gunner@hawaii.rr.com.

ALL FAMILIES WITH STUDENTS IN HONOKAA HIGH INVITED TO ‘COLLEGE BOUND TALK STORY-DINNER: 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12, at Waimea School Cafeteria is the fourth 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 at Honokaa High Auditorium and four at Waimea School cafeteria. Dec. 12 will explore FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid. 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 775-8800, ext. 308, or email Nicole_Ryan@notes.k12.hi.us.

PARKER SCHOOL’S 11TH ANNUAL FAIRWAYS and FRIENDS GOLF TOURNAMENT: Saturday, Dec. 14. Hualalai Resort. Event also will include Hualalai Spa treatments and a trunk show and sale hosted by Hula Moon Boutique. Check-in 11 a.m.; tournament starts at 12:30 p.m. with shotgun start. Trunk show from 11 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hualalai and Hualalai Spa services will be available from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. A portion of the proceeds support financial aid. After the tournament, the will be an awards reception with heavy pupus, cocktails and prizes. $250 for golfers includes reception. For non-golfers, the reception is $50. Registration forms can be downloaded from www.parkerschoolhawaii.org, or email advancement@parkerschoolhawaii.org or call 885-8709. Spa reservations can be made directly through the Hualalai Spa at 325-8000-please mention you are with the Parker School event.

MAUNA KEA QUILTERS MEETING: 9:30-11 a.m., Dec. 14 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, contact : Becky Parkinson at 937-2159.

A GATHERING OF ARTISTS AT WAIMEA TOWN MARKET: 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14. On the grounds of Parker School. Some of the Big Island’s best known artists will show their latest creations — paintings, photography, rare woodwork and glass on display and for sale at this unique presentation that complements this popular weekly Farmers Market. Regular market vendors offer a wide array of fresh locally grown produce, locally produced jams, jellies, honeys, coffees and teas, plus freshly baked breads and sweets, stunning orchids, hand-made lotions and potions and more. For more For information, contact , call Betsy Sanderson at 938-2897 or email bas1001@aol.com.

WAIMEA HAWAIIAN HOMESTEADERS HOST ANNUAL FUNDRAISING LUAU: 6-10 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Kuhio Hale – Hawaiian Homes Hall. To support creating a park and cemetery to fulfill community needs. All community members and fellow homesteaders invited for an evening of Hawaiian food, entertainment, silent auction, drawings and more. Tickets $20 donation. May be purchased at Parker Ranch Store, Gregore’s Salon and Waimea Oshima Surf and Skate and from homestead lessees, or by calling Tricia Hodson at 960-2648.

20TH ANNUAL WAIMEA COMMUNITY CHORUS HOLIDAY CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, and 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 15, at Kahilu Theatre. First half of show will showcase sacred seasonal music, both classical and modern including selections from Rave, Bach, Pachelbel, and music from France, Africa and Ireland. The second half will be devoted to light-hearted holiday music including medleys of popular carols, humorous songs and popular hits from the swing era. All invited. Tickets are $18 for adults; $15 for seniors and students and $10 for children. Discounts available for early purchase from case or from Waimea General Store and Without Boundaries. For information, contact Miguel Bray at 938-3062 or theatre office at 885-5818 or find them on Facebook.

CHRISTMAS AT THE FAIRMONT: Saturday, Dec. 14. Features dining with the chefs at an elegant oceanside gala all to support the American Culinary Federation Kona Kohala Chefs programs. Wonderful food from island chefs, silent and live auctions and entertainment with proceeds supporting scholarships and the Equip the Kitchen Campaign for Palamanui Community College. Fee. For information, call 895-1967 or visit www.konakohalachefs.org.

SOUTH KOHALA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN ACTION COMMITTEE: Monday, Dec. 16, 5 p.m. Lilly Yoshimatsu Senior Center at Waimea Senior Center. All invited. For information, contact and to request a copy of the agenda, call Deanne Bugado at 323-4770 or email: dbugado@co.hawaii.hi.us.

THIRD THURSDAY THRIVE: 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 19, 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.

KAHILU THEATRE PRESENTS AMY HANAIALI’I CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 19. Hanaiali’i is Hawaii’s top selling female vocalist of al time with all 12 of her albums in the top ten on World Billboard charts. She will be joined by her full band including Grammy award winning Jeff Peterson, Steve Jones, Darryl Pellegrini and hula dancer Kehau Nielson. Tickets are $64-$20. For information, contact and tickets: www.kahilutheatre.org or call 885-6868.

NATIVE HAWAIIAN ROLL COMMISSION REGISTRATION TO CLOSE JAN. 19, 2014: Registration is available online for Kana’iolowalu, http://hawaiianroll.org/v/53. Native Hawaiians must register to participate in the organization of a Hawaiian Governing Entity. This campaign is to unify Native Hawaiians in the recognition of their un-relinquished sovereignty and to promote self-governance. Hawaiian supporters may also sign a petition online. The Native Hawaiian Roll Commission was created by Act 195/2011.

KA HUI KAPA APANA O WAIMEA at QUILT CLUB: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 21 at 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, contact : Kathy Tanaka at 775-0765.

4th ANNUAL WAIMEA OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL: Jan. 2-10. Award-winning films, breakfast talks, presentations and exhibits are scheduled between Kahilu Theatre, HPA Gates Theatre, Parker School Theatre, Anna Ranch, the Mauna Kea Resort and The Fairmont Orchid Jan. 2-5, before moving to Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Jan. 6-10. Join filmmakers and special guests at the Taste of the Island evening, hosted at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel on Jan. 5, and the closing night gala at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai on Jan. 10. Festival Passes on sale on-line and through the festival office. Early Purchase/Kama’aina rates available through Nov. 15. For information, visitwww.waimeaoceanfilm.org, or find them on Facebook. For information, contact info@waimeaoceanfilm.org or 854-6095.