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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

2ND ANNUAL WAIMEA COWBOYS POP WARNER FOOTBALL ‘TRICK OR TREAT’ – COWBOY STYLE:

4-6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31, at the Waimea Park Locker Rooms. A Halloween Fundraising Festival for keiki and parents. A $7 donation includes hot dog, chips and drink and all the games and a chance to win $1,000 cash. You need not be present to win. Keiki under 3 are free. Also includes a costume contest with wonderful donated prizes from several area businesses. Tickets can be purchased at Without Boundaries in Waimea or at the door on Halloween. For information, call 936-8303.

NEW: 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.

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, HI, 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.

43rd ANNUAL KONA COFFEE CULTURAL FESTIVAL:

Nov. 1-10. Recognized as the oldest and one of the most successful food festivals in Hawaii, includes 10 days of events that celebrates Hawaii’s unique cultural diversity while preserving, perpetuating and promoting Kona’s unique coffee heritage. Some events free, some for a fee. For information, contact www.konacoffeefest.com.

SEA GRANT ‘REEF TALK’ ON SOUTH KOHALA REEF STUDY:

6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 1, at the Hokuola United Church of Christ in Puako. Everyone invited. Will review/discuss findings of a survey, “Knowledge, Attitudes, and Perceptions of Hawaii’s South Kohala Coral Reef Priority Site” that was conducted by Mehana Consulting between Nov. 2012 and April 2013.

DOMINO’S PIZZA BENEFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT:

Saturday, Nov. 2 at Makalei Golf Club, to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Check in at 7:30 a.m. for an 8 a.m. shotgun start and enjoy the four-person net scramble for $125 per player, including cart, green fees, lunch and prizes. For information, contact stop by Domino’s Pizza in Parker Ranch Center Food Court, or call Charmaine Mood at 756-2743 by Oct. 15.

FIRST SATURDAY FLEA MARKET, ARTS AND COLLECTIBLES AT NEW HOPE GYM:

8 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2 and first Saturday of every month. (Note: Advance reservations required for Dec. 7 market, which coincides with town-wide Waimea Christmas parade celebration.) An indoor market free to the public. Great parade.) 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 and reasonable for vendors, musicians, artists, dance troupes, fundraising groups, call Skip at 989-4422.

‘WALKING MEDITATION IN THE WILD IN NORTH KOHALA’:

8:30-10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 2. At ‘Iole, the Historic Bond Homestead in Kapaau, with Gavin Harrison. Ongoing on first Saturday of each month, rain or shine. Not strenuous. Followed by refreshments. Bring hat, hiking shoes, sunscreen, bottled water, a towel or cushion for rest stops, raingear, mosquito repellent. No charge but suggested $10-$15 donation helps make this program possible. For information, email info@iolehawaii.com or the ‘Iole office at 889-5151.

EARLY EDUCATION TEACHING WORKSHOP TIED TO COMMON CORE STANDARDS:

9-11:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, at Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Spa. Featuring Dr. Lisa S. Goldstein, a professor and director of Teacher Education at California’s Santa Clara University, who will speak on “Leveraging the Common Core Standards to Support Young Children’s Learning.” Registration forms available online at www.BabySTEPSHawaii.org. There is a charge. For information, call Gail Judd at 987-8710, email athomas@babystepshawaii.org or gcjudd@babystepshawaii.org. Registration must be received with payment by Friday, Oct. 25. For information, contact Angela Thomas at 887-1228.

CANDLES AND CANNING FOR THE HOLIDAYS:

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Hive at Ho‘ea Farms at 55-370 Ho‘ea Rd., North Kohala. Make it a handmade holiday season with Debbie Choo of Kohala’s Finest, and Andrea Dean, project director for North Kohala Eat Locally Grown, who will lead an all-day workshop on beeswax candle making and local fruit preservation. Participants will make and take home jars of preserves and beeswax candles. Free workshop, $15 materials fee. Pre-registration required. Go to www.FoodHubKohala.org to learn more, or call Karla at 224-1404.

COMMUNITY INVITED TO HISTORIC SPENCER HOUSE BLESSING:

3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 3. All invited to celebrate the more than 150-year-old home next to the Waimea McDonalds in the KTA Waimea Center. Will include a traditional Hawaiian pule by Danny Kaniela Akaka to honor the home’s rich history and to thank community residents for support. Includes tour and Tropical Dreams ice cream. To contribute to this project – including furnishings and Christmas decorations – or to discuss using the home for an event, holiday celebration, exhibit, meeting or office space, call Paul Johnston at 938-4540, or email pej1000@aol.com, or find us on Facebook.

WAIMEA HAWAIIAN CIVIC CLUB’S FIRST SUNDAY GENERAL MEETING:

6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 3. , at Hale Laiana, Imiola Church Hall. Potluck. For information, contact President Maulili Dickson at 987-9378.

WAIMEA SENIOR CLUB MONTHLY MEETING:

9 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 5 and the second Tuesday of each month at theWaimea 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, Nov. 5. Usually the second Tuesday of every month. (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 by email:gunner@hawaii.rr.com.

RENOWNED LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT LAURIE OLIN TO SPEAK AT HPA:

6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 5. Distinguished teacher, author, and highly regarded landscape architect will be featured as part of HPA’S ongoing Ohana Sustainability Program in the HPA Energy Lab. The one-hour presentation, “Landscape Architecture, Sustainability, and Water,” is presented in partnership with the Hawaii Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. For information, contact Dr. Koh Ming Wei at 443-9231 or e-mail: mwkoh@hpa.edu.

WAIMEA COMMUNITY CHORUS 20TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY SEASON REHEARSALS:

7 p.m., Tuesdays at St. James’ Episcopal Church. Directed by Barbara Kopra. New singers welcome; auditions not required, but consistent attendance is essential. Holiday shows will be Dec.14-15. More information at www.waimeacommunitytheatre.org, or on the group’s Facebook page, or call Miguel Bray at 938-3062 or email: hawaiimiguel@gmail.com.

STORYTELLER BEN MOFFAT PRESENTS ‘MR. SPELUNKER’S ADVENTURE’ AT NORTH KOHALA PUBLIC LIBRARY: 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 6. Program designed to complement the library’s 2013 “Dig Into Reading“ theme. A 45-minute program suitable for ages 5 and older and featuring use of stilts, masks and puppets. For information or to request a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation: 889-6655. Other programs during November include:

· Tuesday, Nov 12 - 11 a.m., Book discussion Group, “Blue Latitudes”

· Wednesday, Nov 13 and Nov 20 - 10 a.m. Home school Wednesday, ages 6-12.

· Tuesday, Nov 19 - 11 a.m., Whole Life book group: “Change We Must.”

· Monday, Nov 25 - 6:30 p.m., Boyd Bond talk on “Makahiki”

· Every Friday, 10 a.m., Preschool Story Time

MALA’AI SCHOOL GARDEN RE-STARTS STUDENT-RUN ‘FARM STAND’: 1:15-2:45 p.m., Wednesdays, now through Dec. 4 (except Thanksgiving week). 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. Produce for sale – mostly grown in Mala’ai – will include a variety of leafy greens, kabocha squash, sweet potatoes, cabbage, green beans, red potatoes, herbs and cut flowers. There may also be a little produce donated by local farmers. 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.

‘KA ‘IKE KUPUNA – THE VAST KNOWLEDGE OF OUR ELDERS’ CLASSES EXTENDED: 4:30-5:45 p.m., Wednesdays, Nov. 6 & 13. At historic Pukalani Stables. Presented by Waimea Middle School’s ‘Ike Hawaii program in partnership w/ PPS and Waimea Education Hui. Paniolo and founding PPS member Sonny Keakealani shares his vast knowledge of Hawaiian terms used by the paniolo. These hua ‘olelo, or words or phrases, are used to describe stories places, place names, lifestyle and traditions. Classes will begin with ha’i mo’olelo (stories) tied to Waimea, shared by Ku’ulei Keakealani. Free but those who participate in this class will be asked to make a personal commitment to utilize the Hawaiian terms shared at each class so the ‘ike (knowledge) of today will continue tomorrow…and beyond. To register, contact Pua Case at pua_case@notes.k12.hi.us or call 938-5550 with questions.

8TH ANNUAL MOKU O KEAWE INTERNATIONAL HULA FESTIVAL: Nov. 7-9. Hilton Waikoloa Village. Competition will be held in the Grand Ballroolau vying for top honors in ancient hula kahiko and modern hula ‘auana forms. Three exciting days and nights including international competition with halau from Hawaii, Japan, Mexico, U.S. Mainland and elsewhere participate in Hula Kahiko, Hula ‘Auwana and Kupuna divisions, group and solo, plus daytime cultural workshops presented by competition judges in their chosen fields of expertise. Dance workshops include hula kahiko and ‘auwana by nā kumu hula including Nani Lim Yap, Nalani Kanaka‘ole, Iwalani Kalima, Cy Bridges, Chinky Mahoe and others. Also workshops including lauhala weaving, shell lei and an excursion to Kalaemano (near Hualālai Resort) with Ku‘ulei Keakealani. Event also includes an exceptional made-in-Hawaii marketplace. Information and tickets: www.MOKIF.com or find them on Facebook.

WAIMEA’S PUPULE PAPALE RED HAT SISTERHOOD MONTHLY MEETING: First Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. – moving from place to place as follows: Nov. 7 – Saffron; Dec. 5 – Merriman’s. New members welcome. For information, contact Queen Mother Nina Disbro at 895-1234.

WAIMEA COMMUNITY ASSN. TOWN MEETING: 5:15 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, at Waimea School cafeteria. All invited. Queens Health Systems, corporate parent of the Queen’s Medical Center, recently entered into an agreement with North Hawaii Community Hospital to explore a formal affiliation. Art Ushijima, CEO of Queen’s, will conduct a community “talk story” at WCA’s Town Meeting, and will also conduct “talk stories,” 5:30-7:30 p.m., Nov. 12, at NHERC and 5:30-7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 18, at Kohala High School cafeteria. At the WCA meeting Starbucks will provide coffee. Attendees are urged to support Waimea’s Food Pantry with cash or checks. For information, contact WCA President Sherman Warner at 885-1725 or Patti Cook at 937-2833. No meeting in December.

KA MAKANI PLAYERS PRESENT “42nd STREET”: Nov. 7-10 at HPA’s Gates Performing Arts Center. Shows at 7 p.m. Nov. 7-9 and at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10. Tickets, which only are available at the door, are $10/adults and $5/students. Directed by HPA theatre instructor Marina Tichotsky is the director, music director and costume designer. An ideal musical for people who love musicals, this bold production is set in 1933. It is a celebration of Broadway and the people involved in shows and the story of hard work, being in the right place at the right time, talent and love. Musical hits include “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Forty-Second Street,” “We’re in the Money,” “Shuffle Off to Buffalo,” “You’re Getting to Be a Habit with Me,” “Dames,” and “I Know Now.” For information, contact 881-4002.

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 info@waimeaoceanfilm.org or call 854-6095.

KAHILU THEATRE BRINGS ON 2013-14 SEASON: Full season subscription or individual performance tickets available online on the Theatre’s new website www.kahilutheatre.org, or call: 885-6868.

• Friday, Nov. 8: 7 p.m. Honolulu Theatre for Youth presents “Nothing Is The Same,” which is based on the Pearl Harbor bombing in 1941. The play follows the lives of four 11 year-olds who are changed forever when Japanese planes, on their way to Pearl Harbor, bomb their small town. Tickets $20-$5.

• Saturday, Nov. 9: 1 p.m. HTY presents “A Korean Cinderella” based on the popular fairy tale. A word premiere by Avin Chan presenting a new telling of the Cinderella story that mixes modern K-pop with traditional Korean drumming, dance and costumes. Tickets: $20-$5.

• Sunday, Nov. 10: 4 p.m. Honokaa Jazz Band. Guided by the inspirational Gary Washburn, this band is the most accredited jazz band on Hawaii Island and in the state. Tickets: $20-$5.

WAIMEA COMMUNITY THEATRE PRESENTS’ DARK OF THE MOON’: Nov. 8-17 at Parker Theatre. Evening performances Fridays and Saturdays, and Sunday matinees. A reprise of Meredith Wilson’s Broadway spectacular that opened in Spring of 1945 and has since been presented around the globs and on national television with actors including Paul Newman, James Earl Jones, Diane Keaton and George C. Scott. Tickets available in advance at Waimea General Store and Without Boundaries, and at the door on the day of the performance. For information, contact www.WaimeaCommunityTheatre.org.

14TH ANNUAL PARKER SCHOOL GEORGE HENEGHAN RUN: Saturday, Nov. 9. All invited to participate in a 1K Keiki Run and 5K Run in memory of Hawaii architect George Heneghan, Parker teacher and cross-country and track coach, 1992-1998. Proceeds will go to Parker’s ‘Ohana Day canned food drive for local food banks. Adult cost is $15 plus two cans of food, and for students, $10 plus two food cans. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. on race day. The 1K Keiki Run starts at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K Fun Run begins at 9 a.m. Registration includes a T-shirt and refreshments at the event. Childcare provided for children of 5K participants. For information and to download a registration form, visit www.parkerschoolhawaii.org or call 885-7933, ext. 7114.

WAIKOLOA VILLAGE OUTDOOR CIRCLE PLANT SALE: 8 a.m. -1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, Waikoloa School. It’s the perfect time of year to grow orchids, succulents, bromeliads, desert rose, air plants, bedding plants, fruit trees, herbs, tropicals, perennials, shrubs, common natives and more. All invited. Special Propagation Workshop at 11 a.m. with Botanist,Jen Lawson. For information, contact Beverley Brand at 895-4679.

KAMUELA HONGWANJI MEMBERS’ GARAGE SALE: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9. At the Hongwanji hall next to the temple in Church Row. Will include fresh vegetables, collectibles, books, crafts, chili and rice and shaved ice with many flavors. All invited! For information, contact Jean Saito at 895-5378.

15th ANNUAL BIG ISLAND COW HORSE CHAMPIONSHIP: 9 a.m., both Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 9-10. Anderson Arena. Event brings together some the finest cow horses and riders from around the state to compete in futurity, maturity, reining and cutting events. The horse with the highest combined score from all four events will be named the 2013 HICHA Superhorse. Event also includes a silent auction featuring both horse and non-horse items. Biding from 9 a.m. Saturday to 12 p.m. on Sunday. Proceeds benefit HICHA. Free and community invited. For information, contact go to http://hicha.wordpress.com/, find them on Facebook, or email: hicha808@gmail.com.

MAUNA KEA QUILTERS MEETING: 9:30-11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 9 and the second 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.

NOV. 11: VETERANS’ DAY HOLIDAY.

HPA HOSTS OPEN HOUSE FOR PROSPECTIVE K-12 STUDENTS-FAMILIES: Monday, Nov. 11. Prospective students and their families will meet teachers and administrators, hear from current students and parents, visit classrooms and tour the campuses, observe unique course offerings and after school programs, and learn more about the admission process. To register, visit www.hpa.edu. For information, contact HPA Admission Office at 881-4007 or email: admissions@hpa.edu. Program:

• 8 a.m.: Check-in for the K-8 Open House with the program from 8:30 to 11 a.m.

9:30 a.m.: Check-in for the 9-12 and post graduate Open House at the Upper School with the day’s program running from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A light lunch will be served.

HAWAII ISLAND CONSERVATION FORUM: 9 a.m.- 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Kahilu Theatre. Sponsored by The Kohala Center. A first-ever opportunity on this island for resource managers, community supporters, field crews, policy makers and research scientists to come together and share information on the work being done across the island to care for our natural resources. . To register or get more information on the forum, go to http://kohalawatershed.org/blog.html. Cost $10 per person including lunch. Deadline to reserve space: Nov. 4.

VERY IMPORTANT MEETING – HAMAKUA TALK-STORY ON PROPOSED QUEEN’S AFFILIATION WITH NHCH. 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12, at NHERC. This is a continuation of earlier community meeting by Queens Health Systems (Queen’s), corporate parent of the Queen’s Medical Center, to explore the agreement they have with North Hawaii Community Hospital to explore the possibility of a formal affiliation with NHCH. For information, contact Sue Dela Cruz at 775-0617 for more details.

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT PRESENTATION IN WAIKOLOA: 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Waikoloa School cafeteria. Presented by Community Enterprises with both Tom Matsuda, implementation manager of ACA in Hawaii from the Governor’s Office, and Coral Andrews, executive director of the Hawaii Health Connector, Hawaii’s new and functioning online health insurance Center, explaining the details of this new law, how it will work, how to learn more about it, etc. Marketplace assisters will also be on hand to answer questions. Free and all invited. For information, contact Pete Hoffmann by email at PeteHoffmann@hawaii.rr.com or John Buckstead, 326-9779, or jbuckstead@hawaii.rr.com.

ALL FAMILIES WITH STUDENTS IN HONOKAA HIGH INVITED TO ‘COLLEGE BOUND TALK STORY-DINNER: 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, at Honokaa High Auditorium is the third 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 will be in Honokaa High Auditorium and four will be in Waimea School cafeteria. The Nov. 14 meeting will explore “Finding Money For College”. 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. All events are at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings; remaining 2013 dates for 2013 include Dec. 12 at Waimea School cafeteria - “FAFSA: Free Application For Federal Student Aid.”

KAHILU THEATRE’S ANNUAL ‘UKULELE AND SLACK KEY GUITAR INSTITUTE: 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15. Slack key master Ledward Ka’apana – recent recipient of the NEA Heritage Award, America’s highest honor for a traditional artist – will headine a night with 12-string guitarist and singer Mike Ka’awa joining for some stunning duets. The legendary Rev. Dennis Kamakahi will also perform a rare solo set highlighting many of the beloved songs he has composed over the past four decades. Also, one of Waimea’s own, sack key master Sonny Lim will open with a multi-generational group of talented family and friends. A jam session is likely to close this star studded evening of classic Hawaiian music. Tickets $20-$64. Information and tickets: www.kahilutheatre.org or call 885-6868.

HALE HO’OLA HAMAKUA SLACK KEY CONCERT BENEFIT: 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15, at Honokaa People’s Theatre. The Nā Mele Makana Slack Key Concert Series will be hosted by Grammy-winner George Kahumoku with guests Martin Pahinui, Brad Bordessa and Anuhea Lim. Tickets available online at www.slackkeyshow.com, Kamuela Liquor Store, or Wishard Gallery in Parker Ranch Center.

KA HUI KAPA APANA O WAIMEA (QUILT CLUB): 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16 (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.

‘HARVESTEA’ BENEFIT AT ANNA RANCH TO HELP SAVE LIVES: 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 16 A gathering with very serious purpose – to bring attention to the need for Water Rescue Tubes on every beach on the Big Island. Initiated through the Alex and Duke DeRego Foundation. The gathering will include petite sandwiches, quiche, salad, fruit, scones and desserts. HarvesTea tickets are $20. Seating limited. For reservations, contact Darlene Pullen at 220-7584, or email pullendarlene@gmail.com. The tea is sponsored by the Women’s Ministry of New Hope Waimea Christian Fellowship. More For information, contact www.AlexAndDukeDeRegoFoundation.com.

2nd ANNUAL HAMAKUA YOUTH FOUNDATION HULA FESTIVAL: Saturday, Nov. 16. Honokaa People’s Theatre. To feature kahiko and auana hula performances representing the best that North Hawaii has to offer. All proceeds go to supporting no-fee programs at the Hamakua Youth Center. Doors open at 4 p.m. with a silent auction. Hula, song and special surprises begin at 5 p.m. Tickets $20 for adults and $5 for youth 12 and under. May be purchased at the Hamakua Youth Center on Mamane Street across from Honokaa High School or from Hamakua Youth Foundation board members. For information and to purchase tickets, call 775-0976.

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

CLASSES:

· Get an Agent and Get Published: Sunday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $150 with Darien Gee

· Light on Hawaii ~ A Photographers Approach: Saturday, Nov. 30 - 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Cost is $55 - R. Frutos

· Advanced Chi-Lel Qigong: Saturday, Nov. 30, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

ONGOING

•Kids Capoeira ages 7-12, 4-5 p.m., on Fridays and Adult Capoeira for ages 13 and up, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., on Saturdays. Monthly registration with instructor Mario Hill. Cost is $40-50 at $10 a week.

•DanceJourneys with Sharon Petrosky. Cost is $40 for four weeks.

Dance Journeys for ages 3-5, on Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., and Saturdays 10:15-11 a.m., Dance Journeys for ages 6-10 on Saturdays 9-10 a.m.

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

NORTH KOHALA TALK-STORY ON PROPOSED QUEEN’S AFFILIATION WITH NHCH. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 18 at Kohala High School Cafeteria. A continuation of earlier community meeting by Queens Health Systems, corporate parent of the Queen’s Medical Center, to explore the agreement they have with North Hawaii Community Hospital to explore the possibility of a formal affiliation with NHCH. For information, contact Carol Fuertes at 889-5391 for more details.

THIRD THURSDAY THRIVE: 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, 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.

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

CLASSES:

· Get an Agent and Get Published: Sunday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. - Cost is $150 - Darien Gee

· Light on Hawaii ~ A Photographers Approach: Saturday, Nov. 30, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Cost is $55 - R. Frutos

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

ONGOING

•Kids Capoeira ages 7-12, 4-5 p.m., on Fridays and Adult Capoeira for ages 13 and up, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., on Saturdays. Monthly registration with instructor Mario Hill. Cost is $40-50 at $10 a week.

•DanceJourneys with Sharon Petrosky. Cost is $40 for four weeks.

Dance Journeys for ages 3-5, on Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., and Saturdays 10:15-11 a.m., Dance Journeys for ages 6-10 on Saturdays 9-10 a.m.

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

NORTH KOHALA TALK-STORY ON PROPOSED QUEEN’S AFFILIATION WITH NHCH. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 18 at Kohala High School Cafeteria. A continuation of earlier community meeting by Queens Health Systems, corporate parent of the Queen’s Medical Center, to explore the agreement they have with North Hawaii Community Hospital to explore the possibility of a formal affiliation with NHCH. For information, contact Carol Fuertes at 889-5391 for more details.

THIRD THURSDAY THRIVE: 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, 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.