Community Calendar

NHERC SUMMER CLASSES: June through August in Honokaa. North Hawaii Education and Research Center is offering a wide array of classes and workshops this summer. For more information or to register, call 775-8890 or go to http://hilo.Hawai’ Classes including:

Japanese for Everyone: 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesdays, June 3 through August 5. Join Japanese Issei and retired math teacher Seiichi Kaida in this introductory class and also learn about Japanese history, culture, customs and way of thinking. The class will also focus on Japanese vocabulary, unique sentence structure and daily conversational expressions. The cost is $100 per person.

Introduction to Drawing and Painting: 9 a.m. to noon, Saturdays, June 6 through August 1 (no class July 4). Learn to compose dynamic and active compositions and build your personal portfolio of works by joining graphic designer Kellie Miyazu in this introductory course. The cost is $140 and includes art supplies.

Introduction to Photovoltaic Design and Engineering: 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 7 through August 27. Electrician and experienced solar installer James Wells will teach students how to design their own solar electric system for their home or farm. The course will also give students a basic understanding of electricity and the national electric code as well as cover basic safety standards. A certificate will be given upon completion. The cost is $150.

Basic Grant Writing: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 13. Instructor Jeani Navarro has over 30 years of grant writing experience and will teach this introductory course. Students will learn all about the grant writing process, how to write a compelling statement of need, and learn what funders are looking for in grant proposals. The cost is $75.

Advanced Grant Writing: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday July 11. Build upon the skills gained in Basic Grant Writing with this Advanced Workshop instructed by Jeani Navarro. Gain a more in-depth understanding of the criteria used to determine whether your grant proposal is funded or rejected and bring a draft of your grant to get individualized editing assistance before submission. The cost is $75.

WAIMEA JUNE FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: 7 p.m., Friday, June 5, Thelma Parker Gym. Waimea Athletics will show “Big Hero 6.” All families are welcome to the free community event. Free popcorn and concession items will be available for purchase to benefit Waimea Thunder Softball. For more information, contact [email protected] or call 640-5519.

FAMILY CIRCUS NIGHT: 6 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 5, Waikoloa Pu’u Nui Park building. A free community Family Circus Night will kick off the summer session. Participants can safely experience instruction in various aerial and ground arts. Reservations are required no later than June 4 by email at [email protected] or phone 330-623-7425. Space is limited.

CAREGIVERS CONFERENCE: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, June 12, Waikoloa Hilton Hotel. At this conference, caregivers will learn to maintain a balanced lifestyle, how to get through daily routines safely and easily, how to network with other caregivers and how to have fun with leisure and healing activities. The cost is $20 including breakfast and lunch. Call 961-8600 for more information and a registration form.

WAIMEA COMMUNITY CHORUS PRESENTS “SINGING IN THE RAINBOW:” 7 p.m., Saturday, June 13, and 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 14, Kahilu Theatre. A 60-voice chorus directed by Barbara Kopra will focus on color and feature songs in many styles with titles/subjects concerning color or the rainbow. For more information, call 885-5818 or go to Tickets are $10 to $18 per person and can be purchased online at, by calling 885-6868 or at the box office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

KAMUELA PHILHARMONIC MAHALO-ALOHA POTLUCK PARTY & FUNDRAISER FOR MADELINE SCHATZ: 2 to 6 p.m., Sunday, June 14, Blue Barn (mile marker 20 across from the Big Island Country Club on HWY. 190). This free event is open to the public. Participants are asked to bring a dish to share. The board is donating beverages and there will be a calabash to contribute to a scholarship fund created in Madeline’s name to recognize her involvement in helping found and grow the non-profit organization. RSVPs are requested. Email Lisa Chu-Thielbar at [email protected] or Michael Chu at [email protected].

“SEUSSIBLE SPECTACULAR” KEIKI DRAMA CAMP: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, June 15 through Friday, June 19, Voyage Church Campus (former Baptist Church in historic Church Row). At the camp, eight to 18-year-olds will learn about staging, acting, dancing, creating sets and participate in a full stage musical performance that is free and open to the public on Friday afternoon. The cost is $60 for the week and includes a t-shirt, daily snacks and all art supplies. A $5 discount will be offered for families with more than one child attending. Some scholarships are available. To register, go to to download the application and mail with payment to Rhonda Simon at P.O. Box 1660, Kamuela 96743. For more information, email [email protected].

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