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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, visit http://waimeatown.org/waimea-community-calendar/.

‘PETER RABBIT AND THE GARDEN’ AT NORTH KOHALA LIBRARY:

10 a.m., Tuesday, May 6. Presented by Honolulu Theatre for Youth, this free 45-minute interactive version of the Peter Rabbit story explores the fine line between curiosity and responsibility. Suitable for ages 3 and older. For information, call 889-6655.

WORKSHOP ON HEALTHY BREAKFAST FAVORITES:

5:30-7 p.m., Tuesday, May 6, at Waimea Community Center. Learn to make healthy traditional breakfast and brunch recipes. Lower in fat and without refined sugar, these recipes can be prepared easily. Presentation sponsored by County Park and Recreation Culture and Education Section with instructor Landry Fuller, a certified health coach, nutrition counselor and teacher at Waimea Elementary School. Her classes focus on healthy foods and fresh whole, ingredients. Class fee is $15, which includes recipes and food tasting. Registration required. Call 961-8706 to register.

HEALTH INSURANCE HELP AVAILABLE FREE:

For individuals, families, and small businesses. Kipuka O Ke Ola at KOKO, a native Hawaiian health-wellness clinic in Waimea led by Dr. Claren-Kealoha-Beaudet and Dr. Franco Acquaro, is a certified Hawaii Health Connector site located in the Waimea KTA Shopping Center. KOKO provides assistance with health insurance choices available under the federal Affordable Care Act and with the application process. Open enrollment for individuals and families will start Nov.15. Qualifying events will enable some to apply prior to open enrollment. Small business owners can apply throughout the year. For information, call Brenda Case Resendiz or Marcya Gleason at 885-5900 to schedule an appointment.

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.

STILL TIME TO ENTER 2ND ANNUAL WAIMEA STUDENTS-FAMILY-TEACHER ART EXHIBIT AT KAHILU THEATRE:

Entry now through May 9. Exhibit begins May 13-July 3. Featuring students grades K-12, their family members and teachers sharing creative work in a variety of mediums around a theme of: “E Ola Mau Na Leo Kupuna – The Voices of Our Kupuna Live.” Exhibit free and all invited.

STILL TIME TO ENTER HONOKAA WESTERN WEEK SALOON GIRL AND ‘COWBOYS GOT TALENT’ CONTESTS:

Friday, May 9 Deadline for celebration that runs May 17-22 at see below for more details. For information on contests, contact Jill Mattos at 960-5605 or Lorie Farrell at 557-2780.

WAIMEA COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASSES:

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

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

• Taking Care of Your Body ~ from the Inside – Saturday, May 17, 12-4 p.m. Cost is $55 with Priya Lucas

• Self Publishing Made Easy – Saturday, May 17, 12-3 p.m. Cost is $45 with Robert Frutos

• French Intensive – Saturdays, May 24-June 28, 4-6 p.m., Cost is $75 with Diane Koani

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

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.

STUNNING KOA BOWLS FROM SALVAGED WAIMEA PARK TREES TO BENEFIT WAIMEA OUTDOOR CIRCLE:

After vandalism in Waimea Park where koa trees were girdled resulted in killing a number of trees, Harbor Gallery, working with West Hawaii Woodturners, invited local artisans to created bowls from the koa and will be selling them with all proceeds benefiting WOC at 75 percent and the woodturners hui at 25 percent. Pieces will range in price from $20 to $700 depending on size and intricacy of work. Visit Harbor Gallery in Kawaihae, call them at 882-1510 or visit www.harborgallery.biz or www.waimeaoutdoorcircle.org.

NORTH KOHALA KAMEHAMEHA DAY COMMITTEE WELCOMES PA’U RIDERS, EQUESTRIAN UNITS and FLOAT ENTRIES:

Parade to be held from 9-10:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 11. Each of the eight major islands to be represented. Other parade entries also welcome. If interested, contact Kay Aldrich at 541-778-2642 or email: kay.aldrich@yahoo.com. For information, visit www.kamehamehadaycelebration.org.

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, call DeeDee Bertelmann at 325-5937 or email paniolomau@aol.com.

ANNUAL WAIMEA MIDDLE SCHOOL MAY DAY CELEBRATION:

Friday, May 9. 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 secondTuesday 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: 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.

SIGN UP NOW FOR BASIC LIFE SUPPORT CLASSES:

9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, May 17. Waimea Elementary School Classroom D-5. Sponsored by North Hawaii Community Learning Center at WES. National Safety Council First Aid and Basic Life Support certifications in Adult CPR, Pediatric CPR at infant to 8 years old and Standard First Aid. To include 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. Minimum of six required to hold course. Cost: $45 per certification or $110 for all three. Info and to register: 987-6523.

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+; 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 p.m.-2 p.m. Screenings to include cholesterol, blood pressure, glucose, oral screenings, hearing, skin cancer and foot screenings plus holistic care services. Questions: Laurie Edmondson at 881-4425 or email Laurie.Edmondson@nhch.com.

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 information, call Paul Johnston at 938-4540, email: pej1000@aol.com; Scheduling: Betsy Sanderson at 938-2897 or email: bas1001@aol.com. Find us on Facebook.

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

SUMMER PROGRAM REGISTRATION:

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

• KAHILU THEATRE 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. Cost is $550 per student. For information, email lavaroots@gmail.com, or call Alva at 885-6868 between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m., Monday through Friday.

• MAY 29 DEADLINE 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 is $50. Many scholarships available. Applications available at school office or online at www.WaimeaMiddleSchool.org.

• 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. 6 weeks. Open to all Waimea students completing preschool to 6th 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. 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 Kawaihaeʻs 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. Information 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.

KECK OBSERVATORY ASTRONOMY TALK: ZOOMING INTO THE CENTER OF OUR GALAXY: 7-8 p.m., Tuesday, May 20. Kahilu Theatre. The Galactic Center group at UCLA has used the W. M. Keck Observatory for the past two decades to observe the center of the Milky Way at the highest angular resolution possible. This work established the existence of a supermassive black hole at the heart of our Galaxy. In this talk, Dr. Leo Meyer, research scientist for the UCLA Galactic Center Group, will focus on the black hole itself and the gas that it swallows. The feeding of the black hole is a turbulent process resulting in highly variable emission of infrared light. Observations of this variability are a great tool to learn about the black hole and its immediate environment. Free and all welcome; made possible thanks to the support of the Keck Observatory Rising Stars Fund and the Rob and Terry Ryan Foundation. For information, contact Steve Jefferson at email sjefferson@keck.hawaii.edu or call 881-3827.

BIG ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL AT THE FAIRMONT ORCHID: Thursday-Monday, May 22-26. Tickets available for individual events or as inclusive passes. For complete schedule and to purchase tickets on line, go to www.bigislandfilmfestival.com or call 884-0394. Advance reservations required for all social events.

WAIMEA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MAY DAY PRESENTATION: Wednesday, May 23. On the field.

HPA COMMENCEMENT: 10 a.m., Friday, May 23 in Castle Gymnasium. Open to the public,108 graduating seniors will take part; Headmaster Lindsay Barnes will preside. Rika Inaba, senior class leader and Upper School Japanese teacher, will deliver the commencement address. For information, call 881-4002.

SENIORS STRUGGLING TO NEGOTIATE YOUR iPAD, KINDLE, MOBILE PHONE OR LAPTOP: 10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Sunday, May 25 at St. James’ parish Spencer Building. Teen Tech Tutors welcome you to the parish’s Spencer Building on Sundays from 10:45 p.m.-12:45 p.m. for help with your electronic devices. They can also teach how to download pictures, set up a Facebook account, or learn to attach documents to emails; anything electronic. Get 30 minutes of their expertise for just a $5 donation, which they donate to a charity of their choice. All welcome. No reservations required; just come.

SOUTH KOHALA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN ACTION COMMITTEE: Monday, May 26, 5 p.m. Meetings are generally the fourth Monday of the month and rotate from Waimea to Waikoloa to Puako. Location to be announced. Info and to request a copy of the agenda, call Deanne Bugado at 323-4770 or email dbugado@co.hawaii.hi.us.

THURSDAY, MAY 29: LAST DAY FOR STUDENTS ATTENDING PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

KA HUI KAPA APANA O WAIMEA at QUILT CLUB: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, May 31 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, call Kathy Tanaka at 775-0765.

DEADLINE TO FILE FOR 2014 COUNTY and STATE ELECTIONS: Tuesday, June 3. Applications must be filed during business hours at the following Hawaii Island locations:

• Hilo: Office of the County Clerk, Elections Division, 25 Aupuni St., Ste. 1502, Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For information, call 961-8277.

• Kona: Elections Division at West Hawaii Civic Center, Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m.-3 p.m. Same phone number.

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, June 5 at Waimea School Cafeteria. Agenda to be announced. All invited. Hot coffee provided by Starbucks. Attendees urged to support Waimea Food Pantry with cash or checks at receipts available or non-perishable food donations. For information, call WCA President Sherman Warner at 885-1725 or Patti Cook at 937-2833.