HISTORIC KOHALA PHOTO EXHIBIT: Now through July 10, North Kohala Public Library in Kapaau. Open Mondays from noon to 8 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To coincide with the 2015 Kohala Reunion, the free exhibit features 24 photographs from the library’s archival collection spotlighting homes, public spaces, landscapes, and plantation facilities in Kohala from 1880 through 1963. The library is located next to Takata Market on Akoni Pule Highway. Call the library at 889-6655 for more information.
POP-UP THRIFT BOUTIQUE IN KAPAAU: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays throughout Saturdays beginning Wednesday, July 1 through July 31, 54-3858 Akoni Pule Hwy., Kapaau, next to Minnie’s Restaurant. Mama’s House nonprofit will present a temporary thrift boutique featuring paniolo style “Jeans & Things” by Creative Cowgirls, just in time for the Fourth of July rodeo. Purchases support Mama’s House nonprofit programs and the island’s women-owned businesses. For more information, call 365-4289.
FIRST SATURDAY FLEA MARKET, ARTS & COLLECTIBLES: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 4 and first Saturday of every month, New Hope Gym in Waimea. The free indoor market is open to community groups and individuals to raise funds and also contribute to the Gymnasium Improvement Fund. Antiques, collectibles, crafts, plants, Hawai’iana, clothes, books, food, art, rummage, jewelry, and toys are available. Space is available. Parking is available behind the gym or along Cherry Blossom Park. Call Skip at 989-4422 for more information.
53rd PARKER RANCH RODEO & HORSE RACES: 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, July 4. Includes team roping, ranch mugging, Po‘o Wai U, horse races, relay races and more. Presale tickets are $7 at Parker Ranch Store and Parker Ranch headquarters, or $10 at the gate. The event is free for keiki 12 and under. For more information call 885-7311.
14TH ANNUAL JULY 4 HAWAII COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY POTLUCK PICNIC: 2 to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, July 4, Old Kona Airport Park Pavilion. The public is invited to the free potluck picnic to celebrate Independence Day and the right to vote. Attendees are asked to bring a potluck dish that reflects their heritage or a family favorite to serve 15 to 20 people. Water, compostable plates and utensils are provided. State and County public officials are attending talk-story about issues and priorities. Immediately after the picnic, participants are in Kona’s Independence Day Parade at 6 p.m. and fireworks at 8 p.m. For more information on the alcohol-free picnic, call Barbara Dalton at 333-0484. For information on the parade, go to http://www.paradesinkona.com/.
AWAKENING TO THE DEEPEST TRUTH OF WHO WE ARE: A GATHERING WITH GAVIN HARRISON: 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Sunday, July 5, Waimea Events Salon, 66-1664 Waiaka St., Waimea. The public is invited to participate in sitting and walking meditation, talk, and dialogue/inquiry in a non-denominational group. Experienced and beginners are welcome and guidance is offered. Bring a meditation cushion or chairs are available. Donations are accepted. This session is held the first Sunday of each month. For questions, contact Matilda Tompson at 885-9206 or [email protected]
HAMAKUA VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: 5:15 p.m, Monday, July 6 through Friday, July 10, Hamakua Baptist Church in Laupahoehoe. For children ages four through high school, the class begins with supper followed by a worship rally, age appropriate Bible classes and games. All activities are staffed and supervised by screened and trained adult volunteers under the direction of Pastor Josh Morris and his wife Michelle. Themed “Camp Kilimanjaro,” the program will have an African adventure theme. The bible school is free and all Hamakua Coast children are welcome. For more information, call Pastor Josh or Michelle at 557-9191. Register online at [email protected]
PAID FOR TWO-WEEK SUMMER SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., second session July 13 through 24, starting at The Kohala Center’s Demonstration Farm in Honokaa. Learn to grow food; take field trips to local farms and ranches; experience traditional Hawaiian land management; harvest and make ono grinds; tour ahupuaa from mauka to makai; take home plants to start a garden; explore careers in sustainable agriculture; and meet students from other schools. Transportation from Waimea may be provided if enough Waimea students sign up. For more information go to koha.la/farminterns or call 887-6411.