Waimea Middle School will hold a ‘Take a LAP!’Fun Walk or Run, 3:30-7 p.m., on Friday, Aug. 23, to benefit the school. All are invited to the family-friendly gathering. The public charter school will also introduce their Local Advisory Panel, an elected leadership group which represents all school-community stakeholders including students, families, teachers, staff, administration, school board members and community friends. Enjoy a late afternoon run or walk with family and friends, followed by dinner, a silent auction and an awards presentation. Advance entry fee is a $10 donation for K-18 and older. Free for under-K keiki. Includes a custom logo hydro-pack, glow stick, dinner and awards ceremony. Make check payable to Waimea Middle School. Fee increases to $15 on race day. Assemble in school cafeteria. Cross country run/walk will begin near the shop and loop around the back/south side of campus. Funds raised will be split between the student leadership program and helping to start an aquaponics program for science classes. Applications and waiver forms are available in the office. For information, call 887-6090, ext. 222.