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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Prepared by Patti Cook on behalf of Waimea Community Association at WCA. To include community events in this calendar, email cookshi@aol.com. Deadline for information: Friday, please. For complete calendar, visits http://waimeatown.org/waimea-community-calendar/.

COMMUNITY INVITED TO K ARTS GRAND FINALE PERFORMANCE AT KAHILU THEATRE:

Wednesday, April 30. Doors open at 5 p.m. for 5:30 p.m. show by Waimea Middle School 6th-8th grade students. To include African drumming, Kahiko, hip hop and Tahitian dancing and Back Stage Production plus lip sync and also an exhibit of Samoan coconut frond weaving and flower making, too. Free and all invited to enjoy this finale performance of a popular partnership between the school, Kahilu Theatre Foundation, The Neilen Foundation and friends. For information, call 887-6090, ext. 222.

2ND ANNUAL WAIMEA SCHOOL-COMMUNITY ART EXHIBIT AT KAHILU THEATRE:

Now until June 3. All Waimea students grades K-12, their family members and teachers are invited to submit artwork between now and May 9 – all mediums and forms welcome but must be framed, mounted and/or prepared for hanging or display. Opening reception at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 13. Themed: “E Ola Mau Na Leo Kupuna – The Voices of Our Kupuna Live.” Exhibit free and all invited. For guidelines and entry form, contact Jennifer Bryan at 895-0678 or email anoanodesigngroup@hawaiiantel.net, Ekela Kahuanui at 960-2810 or Kanoa Castro at kanoa@kalo.org.

HERB KANE EXHIBIT AT KAHILU THEATRE:

Now through May 10 – a comprehensive collection of giclees of Herb Kawainui Kane’s most celebrated works, presented in association with Isaacs Art Center. Kane at 1928-2011 is the foremost artist-historian of Hawaii and Polynesia, who, as one of the founders of the Polynesian Voyaging Society, helped design and build the celebrated voyaging canoe Hokule’a, which he served as first captain in 1975. Free and all welcome.

WAIMEA COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASSES:

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

CLASSES:

• Japanese for Everyone – Thursdays, Now until May 29, 6-8 p.m. Cost is $85 with Seiichi Kaida.

• Check the website for ongoing ballet and capoeira classes, writing and computer consults.

FRIDAY NIGHT YOUTH GROUP FOR YOUTH 6TH-12TH GRADE:

6:30 p.m. weekly. Includes dinner at Solid Rock North on Hawi Road. Will provide transportation free for youth from North Kohala, Waimea and Kawaihae. Please call Pastor Koa Texeira before 4 p.m. on Fridays to confirm transportation pickup. All invited. For information call Pastor Koa at 889-5177 or Rhonda Bell at 880-1984.

WAIMEA’S PUPULE PAPALE RED HAT SISTERHOOD MONTHLY MEETING:

First Thursdays at 12:30 p.m., moves from place to place as follows: 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 more information, contact Queen Mother Nina Disbro at 895-1234.

WAIMEA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION MONTHLY TOWN MEETING:

5:15 p.m., Thursday, May 1, at Waimea School cafeteria. Agenda to include presentation by third year medical student Mark Pilar with the John A Burns’ School Of Medicine at JABSOM regarding the North Hawaii Medical Education Program; an update on Pohakuloa Training Area by Commander Eric P. “Tubby” Shwedo, and introduction to the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge Hawaii capital campaign. Also, Council members Margaret Wille and Valerie Poindexter will discuss County business. All invited. Coffee provided by Starbucks. Attendees urged to support Waimea Food Pantry. For information: WCA President Sherman Warner at 885-1725 or Patti Cook at 937-2833.

FIRST FRIDAY NIGHTS IN HONOKAA:

5-8 p.m., May 2, and continuing thereafter all along Mamane Street. Sponsored by Honokaa Business Association with free live music, classes, demonstrations, booths and more including shops staying open later. For information, contact Alison Higgins of Grace Flowers or Michelle Barthel of Big Island Grown to get involved. Free and all welcome. For information call 443-3999 or email graceflowershawaii@gmail.com.

TWO-DAYS OF CHOCOLATE DECADENCE:

May 2-3, at The Fairmont Orchid. The 3rd Annual Big Island Chocolate Festival to include a student competition, hands-on seminars and demonstrations, and concludes with a 6-10 p.m. gala, May 3, in the Grand Ballroom with tasting stations presented by top isle chefs, chocolatiers and confectioners. Celebrity out-of-towners include “Mr. Chocolate” Jacques Torres with Food Network. Also features fine wines and handcrafted ales, chocolate sculptures, live entertainment, dancing and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit “Equip the Kitchens” campaign. Tickets are $75 and $100 at the door. For information and tickets, visit www.bigislandchocolatefestival.com, or call 324-6100.

FIRST SATURDAY FLEA MARKET, ARTS AND COLLECTIBLES:

8 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, May 3, and first Saturday of every month at New Hope Gym. A free indoor market open to community groups and individuals to raise funds and also contribute to the Gymnasium Improvement Fund. Offers antiques, collectibles, crafts, plants, Hawaiiana, clothes, books, food, art, rummage, jewelry, toys, etc. Space available —call Skip at 989-4422. Parking behind gym or along Cherry Blossom Park.

WALKING MEDITATION IN THE WILD:

8:30-10 a.m., Saturday, May 3, and first Saturday of every month rain or shine. At ‘Iole, the Historic Bond Homestead, 53-496 ‘Iole Rd., Kapaau, with Gavin Harrison. Not strenuous. Followed by refreshments. Bring hat, hiking shoes, sunscreen, bottled water, a towel or cushion for rest stops, raingear, mosquito repellent. Free, but $10-15 donation suggested. For information email info@iolehawaii.com or call 889-5151.

HAWAII COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY CONVENTION:

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, May 3, Sangha Hall, Hilo. Must pre-register. If not already signed up, contact your DPH precinct president or District Council Chairman David Tarnas at 987-5810. For information contact Tarnas, or, in North Hawaii, Patti Cook at 937-2833 or visit www.HawaiiCountyDemocrats.org.

HAMAKUA LIONS CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST:

6-10 a.m., Sunday, May 4, at the Honokaa High School cafeteria. Tickets are $5. Menu to include grilled meat, pancakes, hot dogs, scrambled eggs, juice, coffee, cocoa, milk and papaya. Take-out and drive-through available. Proceeds benefit scholarships, Brantley Center, Boy and Cub Scouts, Hawaii Lions Eye Bank, special needs children of Hamakua, etc. For information, contact Maurice Kaneshiro at 775-9763 or 896-1121.

‘AWAKENING’ GATHERING WITH GAVIN HARRISON:

3:30-6:30 p.m., Sunday, May 4, and first Sunday of every month at Waimea Events Salon, 66-1664 Waiaka St. Sitting and walking meditation, talk, and dialogue/inquiry non-denominational groups open to all. For information: Matilda Tompson at 885 9206 or email TompsonP001@hawaii.rr.com, or visit www.gavinharrison.net

PLAN YOUR 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 beautiful 22-room home and in the process, help bring this 16-decade-old residence back to life in the 21st century. Reasonable introductory rentals. For more information, contact Paul Johnston at 938-4540 or email pej1000@aol.com; Scheduling, Betsy Sanderson at 938-2897 or email bas1001@aol.com. Find them on Facebook.

WAIMEA COQUI REPORTS:

Please email frog “soundings” to: info@coquifreewaimea.org or call at 313-1094.

WAIMEA PARKS AND RECREATION SUMMER FUN PROGRAM:

8 a.m.-3 p.m., June 9- July 18, at the Waimea Community Center. Limited to 60 with preliminary deadline Thursday, April 17, and will continue until full. Cost is $140 and includes $40 activity fee for camp T-shirt, bowling, movies, beach barbecue. Program to include arts and crafts projects, indoor/outdoor games, sports, music, dance, nature exploration, swimming, special events and excursions. For youth who have completed K-6, and student must be 5 years old by Dec. 31, 2013. May include a free lunch program. For more information, call Melissa Samura at 887-3014 or email parksandrecwaimea@gmail.com.

REGISTER FOR KAHILU THEATRE’S SUMMER ARTS 2014 - THE ROOTS OF HIP HOP AND MORE:

9 a.m.-4 p.m., June 2-July 3, at Kahilu Theatre. For students ages 6-12 with completion of kindergarten a requirement. To include dance with Michal Anna Carrillo/Lavaroots Performing Arts, soccer, art, martial arts, drumming and more including learning in the Mala’ai school garden and educational field trips such as sailing and a visit to the Imiloa Astronomy Center – concluding with a culminating performance at Kahilu Theatre. Cost is $550 per student. For information email lavaroots@gmail.com, or call Alva 885-6868 between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m., Monday through Friday.

MAY 29 DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR WAIMEA MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER SCHOOL FOR INCOMING 5TH-8TH GRADERS:

June 9-27 at except June 11 – Kamehameha Day . 8 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Includes breakfast, lunch and busing daily for all Waimea students – not limited to WMS students. Will include academic and organizational skill building and weekly place-based excursions. Fee: $50. Many scholarships available. Applications available at school office or online at www.WaimeaMiddleSchool.org.

REGISTER KEIKI NOW FOR KANU O KA ‘AINA’S SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM:

8 a.m.-3 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays, June 2-July 10 – no sessions on Fridays. Six weeks. Open to all Waimea students completing preschool to sixth grade. Workshops to include computer technology, math, reading, native Hawaiian culture, native environment, health and well-being, sports fundamentals, music, and more. Participants must bring lunch and drinking water daily. Will include outdoor sports and activities daily. Cost: $150. Information and applications, visit www.kalo.org, or call Te at 890-2508 or email te@kalo.org.

HPA SUMMER PROGRAMS:

For toddlers to students entering grade 12. Registration and information about these and other summer programs, call the Auxiliary Programs Office at 881-4088 or email: summer@hpa.edu, or visit the school website at www.hpa.edu. Programs include:

• Equestrian Camps: May 27-29 and June 3-5: Information, registration or to arrange a trail ride, call Judy Folk at 885-4302 or 937-2569 or register online at: www.hpa.edu/summer/sports-camps.

• Junior Tennis Camps: May 27-Aug. 12: For more information, call Jeff Lewis at 881-4037 or email: jlewis@hpa.edu.

• Summer Session: June 24-July 18. Several offerings for students entering grades 6-12 to include a place-based cultural foray into Kawaihae’s rich Hawaiian history, a sustainable living class on energy at students will explore energy in food, food as energy, energy for food, renewable energy and creative and artistic energy. Financial aid available.

• Ka Makani Kids Camp: June 23-July 18 at Session 1: June 23-July 4; Session 2: July 7-18 For rising K-5 grade students. Camps divided into groups—Grades K-2 and Grades 3-5. Info on fees and to register at 881-4088 or e-mail kamakanicamp@hpa.edu. Space limited; registration deadline May 1.

• Summer Swim Academy: June 2-26 at Session 1—June 2-12; Session 2—June 16-26, all levels of classes are provided—From Parent and Tot at age 12 months to 4 years to Pre-Team. For more information, call Sarie Imonen – email: sarie.swim1@gmail.com.

MONTHLY BUSINESS FIRST PAU HANA:

5-7 p.m., Tuesday, May 6, at Merriman’s Garden. 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: 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.

HAWAII HIGH SCHOOL RODEO JUNIOR DIVISION FINALS AT PANIOLO PARK:

May 9-11. All invited. High School Division State Finals June 12-15. For information: DeeDee Bertelmann at 325-5937 or email: paniolomau@aol.com.

ANNUAL WAIMEA MIDDLE SCHOOL MAY DAY CELEBRATION:

Friday, May 9, at Thelma Parker Gym. Two performances: Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Free and all invited. Both performances feature WMS’ May Day Court. The morning show spotlights student performances; the evening show includes both WMS students and keiki to kupuna from other schools and community groups, halau, etc. Please wear a lei! Donations of greenery and flowers welcome to decorate the gym. General for information, call 887-6090, ext. 222. Note: The school is inviting all past May Day Queens and Court members to please call Pua Case to arrange to participate in the program at 887-6090, ext. 266.

HAWAII ISLAND VISITOR INDUSTRY CHARITY WALK:

Saturday, May 10. A 3.5 mile walk that starts at Seagull School at Mauna Lani Resort and concludes at The Shops at Mauna Lani. Registration from 5:45-6:30 a.m. for Run; 5:45-8 a.m. for Walk. Runners start at 6:45 a.m.; Walkers start at 7 a.m. More for information and pledge forms: http://www.charitywalkhawaii.org/hawaiiisland.php

MAUNA KEA QUILTERS MEETING:

9:30-11 a.m., May 10 and the second Saturday of every month. Thelma Parker Memorial Library meeting room. All invited. For information: Becky Parkinson at 937-2159 .

THE CAZIMEROS CONCLUDE FABULOUS KAHILU THEATRE SEASON WITH LATE MAY DAY CONCERT:

7 p.m., Saturday, May 10. Robert and Roland Cazimero have released at least 36 recordings and three DVDs; they’ve been honored by the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts with 25 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards and were inducted into the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame in 2006. Always a magical performance! Tickets online at www.Kahilutheatre.org, or call: 885-6868.

WAIMEA SENIOR CLUB MONTHLY MEETING:

9 a.m., Tuesday, May 13, 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, call Pat Lewi, president, at 885-4307 .

THIRD THURSDAY THRIVE:

6-8 p.m., Thursday, May 15 and third Thursdays thereafter at NHERC in Honokaa. A grassroots community group potluck 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.

HONOKAA WESTERN WEEK:

May 17-26. Will include 58th Annual Hawaii Saddle Club Scholarship Rodeo in Honokaa Arena and Paniolo Parade and Block Party. Featuring music and contests, from Saloon Girls and the Most Handsome Cowboys, to a new “Cowboys Got Talent” competition, stick horse jockeys and super cooks. For information, visit www.Honokaa.org.

Friday, May 9: Deadline to enter Saloon Girl and Cowboys Got Talent Contests. Call Jill Mattos at 960-5605 or Lorie Farrell at 557-2780.

May 17-22: Celebrate Western Week. For information, call Jeanne Keller at 775-0530.

Monday, May 19: Chili Cook Off hosted by The Landing. For information, call Steve Offenbaker at 775-0888.

26th ANNUAL NHCH SENIOR HEALTH FAIR: 8 a.m.- 2 p.m., Sunday, May 18, in the Lucy Henriques Medical Center next to the hospital and under a giant tent. Free for North Hawaii seniors 55 and older; provides complimentary health information, services and screenings, including blood tests by Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii, plus complimentary lunch, bingo, giveaways and more. Health screenings 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Lunch and entertainment 12-2 p.m. Screenings to include cholesterol, blood pressure, glucose, oral screenings, hearing, skin cancer and foot screenings plus holistic care services. For more information, call Laurie Edmondson at 881-4425 or email Laurie.Edmondson@nhch.com.

BASIC LIFE SUPPORT CLASSES: Saturday, May 17, at Waimea Elementary School, classroom D-5. Sponsored by North Hawaii Community Learning Center at WES. National Safety Council First Aid and Basic Life Support certification. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Training includes action at an emergency, victim assessment, basic life support, adult CPR, pediatric CPR, bleeding and shock, wounds, dressings and bandages, burns, head and spinal injuries, chest, abdominal, pelvic injuries; bone, joint and muscle injuries; splinting the extremities, sudden illnesses, poisoning, bites and stings, cold and heat related emergencies, rescuing and moving victims. For information and to register, call 987-6523. Minimum of six required to hold course. Cost is $45 per certification or $110 for all three.