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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Prepared by Patti Cook on behalf of Waimea Community Association. To include community events in this calendar, email cookshi@aol.com. Deadlines have changed for this weekly calendar to be published in North Hawaii News, which is shifting from a Thursday to Tuesday publishing date. Please submit by Monday for the following Tuesday’s publication.

IMPORTANT COMMUNITY EVENTS

PRIMARY ELECTION:

Saturday, Aug. 9. To register to vote or update records if you have moved or changed your name, visit http://hawaii.gov/elections/voters/registration.htm. To request an absentee ballot: http://hawaii.gov/elections/voters/voteabsentee.htm

• Voter registration deadlines: primary election, July 10; general election, Oct. 6

• Permanent Absentee Deadlines: Primary election, Aug. 2, 4:30 p.m.; general election, Oct. 28, 4:30 p.m.

• Absentee walk-in voting: primary election, July 28-Aug. 7; general election, Oct. 21-Nov. 1.

FREE KEIKI PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOP AT KAHILU:

July 28-Aug. 10 for students entering grades 3-6, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Kahilu Theatre. Founded in 2011, KPAW introduces children to different aspects of the performing arts. Final performance: Sunday, Aug. 10 as part of Kahilu Theatre’s Family Fun Day. Students only need to bring lunch, everything else will be provided by Kahilu Theatre. Applications: http://kahilutheatre.org/Education/Youth and due by June 11. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by June 17.

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

Now through July 3, 12 p.m.-5 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays, to coincide with box office hours and also during all theatre performances. Features K-12 students from all Waimea schools at Waimea Elementary and Middle, Kanu O Ka ‘Aina, HPA, Parker, Waimea Country and Kamehameha Preschool, their family members and teachers sharing creative work in a variety of mediums centered around a theme of: “E Ola Mau Na Leo Kupuna – The Voices of Our Kupuna Live.” Free and all welcome. Classes and other groups can schedule visits outside gallery hours by emailing info@kahilutheatre.org.

FIZZ-BOOM SCIENCE,’ READING and FILMS AT NORTH KOHALA LIBRARY

Free, and all invited ‘

· Family Films 6 p.m., Mondays, June 9, “Dolphin Tale”; June 16, “Despicable Me 2” and July 7, “Monster’s University.”

· Preschool Story Time 10 a.m. every Friday, ages 2-5

· Fizz boom Science 10 a.m., Wednesdays, ages 6-12. June 4, Hardware Science by Ace Hardware; June 18, Microscopic World Germs in the Library; June 25, Simple Machines at Work, Make a Pinwheel; July 2, Chemistry! Alka Seltzer Rockets.

· Adult Reading 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, discussing Sonia Sotomajor book “My Beloved World.”

WAIMEA SENIOR CLUB MONTHLY MEETING

9 a.m., Tuesday, June 10, contact and the second Tuesday of each month at the 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 more information, call Pat Lewi, president, at 885-4307.

NORTH KOHALA CELEBRATES KAMEHAMEHA DAY

Wednesday, June 11. Day of festivities begins at 7 a.m. with draping of a 25-foot long lei on the original Kamehameha Statue in Kapaau after opening blessing, followed by hula, history and music. From 9-10:30 a.m., enjoy a traditional pa’u parade with mounted units adorned with flowers and colors representing each Hawaiian Island. The main highway closes for the parade while pa’u units, hula dancers, floral floats and other participants make their way from Hawi to the statue to Kamehameha Park. A Ho’olaule’a follows from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kamehameha Park. All invited. For information visit www.kamehamehadaycelebration.org.

HAWAI’I HIGH SCHOOL RODEO DIVISION STATE FINALS AT PANIOLO PARK

June 12-15. All invited. For information, contact DeeDee Bertelmann at 325-5937 or email paniolomau@aol.com.

WAIMEA COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASSES:

For information and to register, visit www.waimeaeducation.com or call 885-1539. Classes include:

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

• Please check the website for ongoing ballet and Capoeira classes, writing and computer consults.

COQUI KICK-OFF:

5:30 p.m., Thursday, June 12. Horizon Automotive (64-5205 Alanui Ohana Pl.), on the “wet side” of Waimea past Nani Waimea on the corner. Waimea’s official “frog season” is upon us and Coqui-Free Waimea will host this frog talk-story with good food and coqui hunting. All invited.

WAIMEA COQUI REPORTS:

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

NHERC CLASS OFFERINGS:

A branch of UH-Hilo on Plumeria Street in Honokaa, NHERC offers both college credit and non-credit community education courses. For information, call 775-8890 or visit http://hilo.hawaii.edu/academics/nherc/HeritageCenter.php. Application deadline July 1 for classified students. Classes include Sustainable Agriculture, Cross Cultural Study of Women, Volcanoes and Earthquakes, American Politics, Survey of Psychology, Paths to Academic and Lifelong Success, Life after High School Sessions (July 1– 24 in four modules including how and why) to Get a Job or Internship (July 1 and 3), How to Interview and Write Resumes (July 8 and 10), How to Go to College and Afford It (July 15 and 17), and How to Live (including dealing with your own money and taxes, and going to the doctor without your parents) (July 22 and 24). Also Intro to Hawaiian Language (June 23–July 23), Intermediate Lightroom Techniques (June 24–July 17), and Medical Terminology (June 17-27).

FIRST FRIDAY NIGHTS IN HONOKA’A:

5-8 p.m. 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 or to get involved, contact Alison Higgins of Grace Flowers or Michelle Barthel of Big Island Grown. Free and all welcome. For information, call 443-3999 or email graceflowershawaii@gmail.com.

MAUNA KEA QUILTERS MEETING:

9:30-11 a.m., June 14 and the 2nd Saturday of every month. Thelma Parker Memorial Library meeting room. All invited. For information, call Becky Parkinson at 937-2159.

NHERC PRESENTS HERITAGE CENTER CONCERT SHOWCASING MUSICAL TALENTS OF HAMAKUA:

4-6 p.m., Saturday, June 14. Showcasing musical talents of Hamakua playing Country, Hawaiian and 50s music including Billy Dias, Gail Elizares, Manuel Elizares, Leonard de Cambra and Eugene Valencia, Free and all invited – under a tent outside the Heritage Center. For information, call 775-8890.

AN EVENING WITH KEALI’I REICHEL AT KAHILU THEATRE

7 p.m., Saturday, June 14. Keali’i will present a “Kumu Session” — an intimate evening to benefit for Hula Halau Kala’akeakauikawekiu and Kumu Aloha Victor, based in Kailua-Kona, and also Kahilu Theatre. He will talk story, sing and play guitar with musician Sean Pimenthal with a stunning hula dancer accompanying him. Tickets costs are $64-20 online at www.Kahilutheatre.org, or call 885-6868.

WAIMEA HONORS DADS WITH BENEFIT 4.5K FUN-RUN/WALK: Sunday, June 15 – Fathers’ Day. All invited to participate in this “stroller friendly” walk/run sponsored by Waimea Preservation Association. Registration Sunday from 7-7:45 a.m. with run/walk starting at 8 a.m. at WPA’s historic Waimea Tax Office at the corner of the main intersection. Route ends at Spencer House – all invited for refreshments, finishing prizes and door prizes. Cost is $20 for adults; $15 for youth 12-18; Free for keiki under 12. Participants urged to bring written memories about their father or grandfather. No road closure. Complimentary bottled water and support. For information, call Pete Hendricks at 885-4453.

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

SUMMER PROGRAM REGISTRATION:

PARKER SCHOOL SUMMER ENRICHMENT FOR STUDENTS 11-18 Non-credit experiential courses with many culminating in a final production, project or certification. Cost is $125 per week per course unless noted otherwise. For more information, visit www.parkerschoolhawaii.org, click on the Student Life tab and then summer camp

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, Junior Tennis, Ka Makani Kids Camps and Summer Swim Academy, plus

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, culinary skills and field trips. Also SAT Prep by College Prep Genius, Algebra II, Ceramics, Videography, Drivers Education, Geometry, Photojournalism/Yearbook, Creative Writing, and more. Financial aid available.

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY CLASS IN HONOKAA: June 17-27, Tuesday and Friday, 5-7 p.m. at NHERC. Donna Stern of UC-San Diego Extension, to teach course, giving students an opportunity to ask questions and receive customized instruction. Medical Terminology is required for careers such as medical assistant, case management, medical coding and billing, health information technology and more. This course qualifies for a 50 percent tuition discount under the Employment and Training Fund at ETF. Cost is $350 and includes textbook. For information and to register, call UHH CCECS at 974-7664 or email ccecs@hawaii.edu. For disability accommodation, call 974-7664 by June 13.

THIRD THURSDAY THRIVE: 6-8 p.m., Thursday, June 19 and third Thursdays thereafter at NHERC in Honokaa. A grassroots community group 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, call Diane Scheurell at scheurell@hawaii.rr.com.

PROTECT YOUR FAMILY AND PROPERTY FROM NATURAL HAZARDS: 9-11:30 a.m., Saturday, June 21, at the NHERC conference room. A free workshop co-sponsored by Rep. Mark Nakashima, Sen. Malama Solomon and Councilwoman Valerie Poindexter. NOAA is forecasting severe weather so conversation will address emergency supplies and evacuation planning, earthquake retrofits, hurricane clips, window protection, roofing and solar/photo voltaic. Supported by Hawaii County Civil Defense, National Weather Service, NOAA, UH Sea Grant and UH Hilo. All invited. Refreshments. For information, call 974-4000, ext. 66680.

SOUTH KOHALA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN ACTION COMMITTEE: Tentatively Monday, June 23, 5 p.m. Meetings are generally the fourth Monday of the month and rotate from Waimea to Waikoloa to Puako. Both date and location to be confirmed. Information and to request a copy of the agenda, call Deanne Bugado at 323-4770 or email dbugado@co.hawaii.hi.us.

MALA’AI SCHOOL GARDEN PILOT ‘SUPER KITCHEN’ COMMUNITY DINNER: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 25, at the Kahilu Town Hall. Themed: “Everyone Needs A Good Meal!,” Malaʻai and WMS Summer School students are inviting the entire Waimea community to share recipes for healthy eating at a free community dinner. This is a “pilot” for what will hopefully become a monthly gathering featuring healthy meals that can be re-created easily at home for $3 per person. Donations welcome. Volunteer help welcome for setting up, serving and cleanup. Co-hosted by Malaʻai, North Hawaii Rotary and Mana Christian ʻOhana. For information, call Alethea Lai at 989-7861 or go to www.malaai.org.

HEALTH INSURANCE HELP AVAILABLE FREE: For Individuals, Families, and Small Businesses. Kipuka O Ke Ola, a native Hawaiian Health-Wellness clinic here 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 in exploring health insurance choices available under the new federal Affordable Care Act and can assist with the application process. Open enrollment for individuals and families will start November 15, 2014. 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.

STUNNING KOA ITEMS FROM SALVAGED WAIMEA PARK TREES BENEFIT WAIMEA OUTDOOR CIRCLE: After an alarming incident in Waimea Park where night time girding of community-sponsored koa trees resulted in killing a number of trees, Harbor Gallery – working with West Hawai’i Woodturners – invited local artisans to created bowls and other items from the koa and is selling them with all proceeds benefiting WOC (75 percent) and the woodturnters hui (25 percent). Includes woodworkers Kelly Dunn, Dick and Sue Roberts, John Mydock, Dale Moore, John Spitzenberger, Gary Beck, Kirby Fritchman, Gregg Smith, Steve Herbert, and Ken Obenski. 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.

MONTHLY BUSINESS FIRST PAU HANA: 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, July 1 at Red Water Lanai. A networking meeting to meet and exchange news and develop new opportunities. Co-sponsored by Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club of North Hawaii. Everyone welcome. Future dates: Aug. 5, Garden; Sept. 2, Merriman’s Garden. For information, call Penny Pagliaro, of Panale‘a Corp. at 315-7776.

WAIMEA’S PUPULE PAPALE RED HAT SISTERHOOD MONTHLY MEETING: First Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. Moves from place to place as follows: 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 call Queen Mother Nina Disbro at 895-1234.

FIRST FRIDAY NIGHTS IN HONOKA’A: 5-8 p.m. Friday, July 4 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 or to get involved, contact Alison Higgins of Grace Flowers or Michelle Barthel of Big Island Grown. Free and all welcome. For information, call 443-3999 or email graceflowershawaii@gmail.com.

FIRST SATURDAY FLEA MARKET, ARTS and COLLECTIBLES: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, July 5, 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 contributes 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, July 5, 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 more information, email info@iolehawaii.com or call 889-5151.

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

WAIMEA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION MONTHLY TOWN MEETING: 5:15 p.m., Thursday, July 10, at Waimea School cafeteria. Note date change to avoid long Independence Weekend. All invited. Hot coffee provided by Starbucks. Attendees urged to support Waimea Food Pantry with cash or checks (receipts available) or non-perishable food donations. For information, call WCA President Sherman Warner at 885-1725 or Patti Cook at 937-2833.

BEVERAGES, BURGERS AND FUNNY FRANK DELIMA BENEFITS: Two back-to-back events on Saturday, July 12, to support important community programs and enjoy the summer with family and friends: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m, at Waimeaʻs Kahilu Town Hall to benefit Kahilu Theatre Youth Programs, and 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Honokaa School cafeteria to benefit Hamakua Youth Center. Tickets are a $10 donation. Sponsored by Friends of Malama Solomon. Will feature grilled grass-fed beef burgers and non-alcoholic beverages. Tickets at the door or by calling Hulali Covington at 640-9181 or Patti Cook at 937-2833.