WAIMEA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION TOWN MEETING: 5:15 p.m., Thursday, July 9, Waimea School Cafeteria. The meeting will include an update on the Hawaii County’s General Plan process by Planning Director Duane Kanuha, a staff briefing on the existing plan and a discussion of recommendations for revisions. The General Plan guides long-range development on the island by identifying visions, values and priorities important to the county residents. It also provides a framework for regulatory decisions, capitol improvement priorities, acquisition strategies and other government programs, improvements to the physical environment and governs population density, urban design, infrastructure improvements, public access and preservation of natural resources and open spaces. The current plan can be viewed at http://www.cohplanningdept.com/general-plan/. For more information call Patti Cook at 937-2833 or go to www.Facebook.com/WaimeaCommunityAssociation.
HAWAII PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL (HPAF) “GREAT PERFORMANCES” OPENING NIGHT CONCERT: 7 p.m., Thursday, July 9, Davies Chapel at HPA. String and vocal musical artistry preview the summer’s great music at this free concert. A $10 donation is suggested. A post-concert reception will be held following the concert in the chapel. For more information and to order tickets for future events, call 646-1266.
“HUAKA’I, A POLYNESIAN ADVENTURE” AT KAHILU THEATRE: 7 p.m., Saturday, July 11. This hula theater production is a journey through the historic and mythic realm of the Polynesian Triangle, where stories come alive through music, drums, chant and dance. Presented by `Alohi Polynesian Dance Academy, tickets are $15 to $37 per person for adults, seniors and children, and can be purchased online at KahiluTheatre.org, or by calling 885-6868.
WAIMEA SENIOR CLUB MONTHLY MEETING: 9 a.m., Tuesday, July 14 and the second Tuesday of each month, Waimea Senior Center. All persons 55 and older are invited to join. For information call Pat Lewi at 885-4307.
SOUTH KOHALA TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETING: 4 p.m., Tuesday, July 14, Waimea Civic Center near the Courts and Police Station. Community members are urged to attend to learn about issues and provide input.
THIRD THURSDAY THRIVE: 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 16 and third Thursdays each month, North Hawaii Education and Research Center (NHERC) in Honokaa. The grassroots community potluck supports sustainability and expands connections within the Hamakua community. All are welcome. Bring a dish to share and a drink, non-disposable plates and silverware for yourself. For information contact Diane Scheurell at scheurell@Hawai’i.rr.com.