Community Calendar

FREE PRE-DIABETES EDUCATION CLASSES AT NORTH HAWAII COMMUNITY HOSPITAL: 5 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesdays, May 6, 13 & 20, Mauna Kea/Mauna Loa Conference Rooms. The public is invited to attend any of the three classes presented by a certified diabetes nurse educator from the hospital’s Diabetes Wellness Center. Topics will include nutritional education; carbohydrate vs. protein; the importance of exercise for good health; and awareness of complications caused by uncontrolled diabetes. Pre-registration is required. Call 881-4832 to register or for more information.

SPECIAL MEETING & SPECIAL LOCATION – WAIMEA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION TOWN MEETING: 5:15 p.m., Thursday, May 7, HPA Energy Lab. Presentations will spotlight sustainability, energy alternatives, zero waste, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) programs in the community. Please enter upper campus through the more northern or Kohala gate and watch for signs. Parking is located near the Gates Performing Arts Theatre, with a short uphill walk and a van shuttle provided. The meeting is free and open to the public, though dues are suggested for $15 per person or $25 per family. For more information contact Patti Cook at 937-2833.

FREE MONTHLY CLASSIC FAMILY MOVIE: 7 p.m., May 8, Thelma Parker Gym, Waimea. Waimea Athletics will be showing “The Goonies” at this alcohol/drug free event. Beach chairs are welcome. Free popcorn and concession items will be available for purchase. For more information, email [email protected] or call 640-5519.

37th ANNUAL HAWAII ISLAND VISITOR INDUSTRY CHARITY WALK: Saturday, May 9. Event start times: 6:30 a.m. for runners; 7 a.m. for walkers. Start and finish at The Shops at Mauna Lani. A 3.1-mile walk/run to raise money for Hawaii Island charities. All ages may participate. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult and walkers under 18 must bring a signed application from their parent or guardian. A minimum donation of $35 for adults; $25 for children under 18 are requested. No are pets allowed to participate. Food, drink, entertainment and first aid are provided for walkers at checkpoints along the way. For information contact Fairmont Orchid at 887-7333 or go to

NORTH HAWAII INNOVATORS’ FAIR: 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 9, Kanu o ka Aina Campus. A new collaboration involving community schools and other partners including Hawaii Wildlife Center, Hawaii Island Workforce Office and Tutu’s House/Earl’s Garage. The free event is open to the public. The program will include a guest speaker, presentations, exhibits and workshops.

MOTHERS’ DAY TEA, FASHION SHOW & HAT CONTEST: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 9, St. James’ Thrift Store and Boutique. Tickets are $30 per person. One hundred percent of all proceeds will go to Women’s Domestic Violence Shelter and Child and Family Services. Seating is limited. Call Laurie Rosa at 885-7647 for more information.

EXPLORING OUR SOLAR SYSTEM ASTRONOMY TALK: 7 p.m., Monday, May 11, Kahilu Theatre. Sponsored by Keck Observatory and friends, this presentation will explore how knowledge about our solar system has increased over the past few decades. Imke de Pater, Professor of Astronomy at UC-Berkeley, will start with a short overview and then focus on recent large volcanic eruptions on Jupiter’s moon, Io, and giant storms on Uranus. No reservations are required for this free public talk.

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