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

IMPORTANT COMMUNITY EVENTS:

PLAN YOUR PARTY, WORKSHOP, CLASSES, FUNDRAISER AT HISTORIC SPENCER HOUSE AND HELP SUPPORT ‘A NEW BEGINNING’ FOR THIS ICONIC WAIMEA LANDMARK: Reservations now being accepted for both special events and classes, meetings and presentations in this 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, or email pej1000@aol.com. For scheduling call Betsy Sanderson at 938-2897 or email bas1001@aol.com. Find us on Facebook.

NEW CONTACT FOR WAIMEA COQUI REPORTS: Please email frog “soundings” to info@coquifreewaimea.org.

SUPER SATURDAYS IN HONOKAA TOWN! Every Saturday through the holidays including Dec. 28, 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 at big-islandgrown@hotmail.com or Alison Higgins at graceflowershawaii@gmail.com.

WAIMEA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL THRIFT SHOP – 50-CENT SALE: 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Saturdays, Dec. 28, and Jan. 4. Entire inventory except one rack and brand name aloha attire is just 50 cents. All proceeds benefit the K-5 keiki at Waimea El. Donations welcome, preferably during shop hours. Volunteers welcome, too. Donations tax deductible. Shop closed Wednesday, Jan. 1 – New Year’s Day.

OHRLANDO’S CHAMBER ENSEMBLE ‘NEW YEAR’S CONCERT’: 11 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 29, in Kahilu Theatre Lobby. Free and all invited. Donations welcome for this concert that continues the group’s series. Will include salon-musique, waltzes, dances, opera fantasies and more with Roland Maurer playing oboe and bassoon accompanied by his wife Ursula Hesse at the piano.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Wednesday, Jan. 1.

WAIMEA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL THRIFT SHOP CLOSED ON NEW YEAR’S DAY.

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. For information, visit www.waimeaoceanfilm.org. Or find them on Facebook. Contact info@waimeaoceanfilm.org or 808-854-6095.

NATIVE HAWAIIAN ROLL COMMISSION REGISTRATION TO CLOSE JAN. 19: 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.

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

CLASSES:

• Japanese for Everyone: Thursdays, Jan. 9-Feb. 13, six weeks, 6-8 p.m. Cost is $85 with Seiichi Kaida

• Self-Publishing Made Easy/How to Self-Publish Your Book: Hardback, Softback or Ebook in 6 Easy Steps: Saturday, Jan. 11, 12-3:30 p.m. Cost is $45 with Robert Frutos

• Writing Great Essays for SSAT, SAT and College Applications with Darien Gee: Sunday, Jan. 12, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost is $125. Also for registered students, 25 minute private consults with Darien. Cost is $45

• Theater Sports ~ Improv Everywhere! For Grades 6-12, Mondays and Tuesdays, Jan. 13-March 3

• call 8 weeks 4:15-5 p.m. Cost is $120 Sara Jane Lilley

• Youth Theater for Grades K-2: Wednesdays, Jan 15-March 6, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Program is 8 weeks. Cost is $80 with Sara Jane Lilley

• Youth Theater for Grades K-2: Thursdays, Jan 16-March 7, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Program is 8 weeks. Cost is $80 with Sara Jane Lilley

• The Hybrid Author: Crafting a Literary Career in the Digital Age: Sunday, Feb. 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $150 with Darien Gee.

BY APPOINTMENT

• One to One Computer Training: 8 hrs arranged to your schedule. Cost is $250 with Diane Koani

• Writing and Publication Consults with Darien Gee. See website for fee schedule.

ONGOING

• Capoeira – Free for January! with instructor Mario Hill. Thereafter, Cost is $10 a week.

• Kids Capoeira, ages 7-12: Fridays, 4-5 p.m.

• Adult Capoeira, ages 13 and up: Saturdays, 1-2 p.m.

• DanceJourneys with Sharon Petrosky. Cost is $40 for four weeks from Sept. 3 to 28

• Adult Beginning Ballet: Mondays, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., with Sharon Petrosky

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

• Dance Journeys, for 6-10: Saturdays, 9-10 a.m.

NORTH HAWAII LITTLE LEAGUE CLINIC and REGISTRATION: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 4, at Waimea Park on A Field. This is last day for registration for the 2014 season for boys and girls ages 9-10 call minors and 11-12 call majors. Parents or legal guardians need to bring an original and copy of the child’s birth certificate and also their original and copy of their valid I.D. Clinic is free and parents are encouraged to participate in a short meeting at the end of the clinic. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be available to youth participants. To register now or for more information, contact League Vice President Jerry Bleckel at jbleckel@hpa.edu or by phone at 808-333-9552.

WAIMEA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL THRIFT SHOP – 50-CENT SALE: 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 4. Entire inventory except one rack and brand name aloha attire is just 50 cents! All proceeds benefit the K-5 keiki at Waimea El. Donations welcome, preferably during shop hours! Volunteers welcome, too. Donations tax deductible

FIRST SATURDAY FLEA MARKET, ARTS & COLLECTIBLES: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 4, and first Saturday of every month at New Hope Gym. A free indoor market that schools, Parks and Recreation 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 989-4422. Parking behind gym or along Cherry Blossom Park.

MONTHLY BUSINESS FIRST PAU HANA: 5-7 p.m., Jan. 7, at The Fish & The Hog. 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. Future dates: Feb. 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; Aug. 5, Merriman’s Garden; Sept. 2, Merriman’s Garden. For information, contact Penny Pagliaro, Panale‘a Corp. at 315-7776.

WAIMEA’S PUPULE PAPALE RED HAT SISTERHOOD MONTHLY MEETING: First Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. – moving from place to place as follows: Jan. 9, Solimenes; Feb. 6, Merriman’s; March 6, Paniolo Country Inn; March 3, Macaroni Grill; May 1, Big Island Brewhaus; June 5, Lava Lava; July 3, Jade Palace; Aug. 7, Bamboo; Sept. 4, Café Pesto; Oct. 2, Banjay’s Paradise Bar & Grill; Oct. 6, Charley’s Thai; and Dec. 4, Solimene’s. New members welcome. For information, contact Queen Mother Nina Disbro at 895-1234.

WAIMEA’S PUPULE PAPALE RED HAT SISTERHOOD MONTHLY MEETING: First Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. – moving from place to place as follows: Jan. 9, Solimenes; Feb. 6, Merriman’s; March 6, Paniolo Country Inn; March 3, Macaroni Grill; May 1, Big Island Brewhaus; June 5, LavaLava; July 3, Jade Palace; Aug. 7, Bamboo; Sept. 4, Café Pesto; Oct. 2, Banjay’s Paradise Bar and Grill; Oct. 6, Charley’s Thai; and Dec. 4, Solimene’s. New members welcome. For information, contact Queen Mother Nina Disbro at 895-1234.

WAIMEA COMMUNITY ASSN. TOWN MEETING: 5:15 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 9, at Waimea School cafeteria. All invited. Agenda will begin with update by Queen’s CEO Art Ushijima on the affiliation with North Hawaii Community Hospital, and then will focus on preparation for the 2014 Legislative session with Sen. Malama Solomon and Rep. Cindy Evans providing an overview of the coming session. Then, community groups will present their project priorities, and David Tarnas will brief attendees on how to be an effective citizen advocate using the Legislative Public Access Room and website. Will include WCA election of officers. For information, contact WCA President Sherman Warner call 885-1725 or Patti Cook call 937-2833.

PARKER SCHOOL K-12 ADMISSIONS OPEN HOUSE: 9-11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 11. Meet teachers, staff, students and parker parents and learn about the school including scholarships available. For information, 885-7933 Ext. 7107.

MAUNA KEA QUILTERS MEETING: 9:30-11 a.m., Jan. 11, and the second Saturday of every month at the 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.

KAHILU THEATRE PRESENTS ‘THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE’ MUSICAL COMEDY: 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 11, and 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 12. This will be Kahilu’s own version of this hit musical about a fictional middle school spelling bee with six quirky adolescent spellers in a bee run by three equally quirky grown-ups. Directed by Beth Dunnington. Cast in alpha order to include Leilani Bostock, Sophie Dommer, Sean Dunnington, Marena Faye Dunnington, Harmony Graziano, Daniel Gregg, HanaSara Ito, Eliana Kaplan and Aidan F. Wharton. Tickets are $25-$10. Call Alva at 885-6868 or order online at http://kahilutheatre.org/Showinfo/The-25th-Annual-Putnam-County-Spelling....

TEEN TECH SUNDAY AT ST. JAMES’ TO ASSIST SENIORS WITH TECHNOLOGY: 10:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 12, and the second Sunday of every month at the church. Teens volunteer to assist seniors with their technology and Internet questions. Bring your phone, laptop, iPad or other technology that you need help with. Free but a donation to the church for outreach programs is welcome.

WAIMEA SENIOR CLUB MONTHLY MEETING: 9 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 14, and the second Tuesday of each month at 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, call Pat Lewi, president at 885-4307.

PARKER SCHOOL ADMISSIONS PREVIEWS: For K-1, 8:30-10 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 14, and for grades 6 and 9: 5:30-7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 16. For parents only. To include meeting teachers and staff, asking questions, learning about scholarships. RSVP requested: admissions@parkerschoolhawaii.org or call 885-7933, ext. 7107.

THIRD THURSDAY THRIVE: 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 16, 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.

10th ANNUAL KAMUELA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA CONCERT – BLAST FROM THE PAST: 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 19, at Kahilu Theatre. Will reprise favorite works from previous concert seasons including Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons,” Barber’s “Adagio for Strings” and Mendelssohn’s “String Symphony.” For information and tickets, call Alva call 885-6868 or order online at http://kahilutheatre.org.

COMMUNITY KOKUA SOUGHT FOR ‘I KAIR’ CAMPUS CLEAN-UP DAY AT WAIMEA MIDDLE SCHOOL: Coincides with Jan. 20, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. School families and friends invited to help spruce up campus prior to an important site visit by the WASC Accreditation Committee. Families and the community are asked to kokua from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. coffee, cocoa, drinking water and light snacks, and then lunch will be provided. Volunteers are asked to wear comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty or wet, and to bring work gloves call if you have them, sun and weather protection and to wear comfortable covered shoes. Some equipment would be helpful – weed wackers, power washers, loppers. Also, need electrical, plumbing, painting experience . please let us know. We will be power washing buildings, washing windows and screens, painting safety striping and railings, and much more. Questions? Please call Community Liaison Patti Cook call 937-2833.