WAIMEA MIDDLE SCHOOL BACK-TO-SCHOOL “GEAR UP:” Note time changes: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, July 27, and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, July 28, school office. All families with incoming sixth, seventh and eighth-graders are asked to pick up their child’s class schedule and, as needed, pay for uniform shirts, transportation, food service, yearbook and student dues. Families may also sign up for tutoring and athletics in preparation for the first day of school on Wednesday, July 29. School supply list and calendar for the year and other information are available on www.WaimeaMiddleSchool.org or call the school office at 887-6090, extension 222.
FIRST SATURDAY FLEA MARKET, ARTS & COLLECTIBLES: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 1 and first Saturday of every month at New Hope Gym. The free indoor market is open to community groups and individuals to raise funds and contribute to the Gymnasium Improvement Fund. It offers antiques, collectibles, crafts, plants, Hawai’iana, clothes, books, food, art, rummage, jewelry and toys. Space is available. Parking is behind the gym or along Cherry Blossom Park. Call Skip at 989-4422 for more information.
NEW FARMERS MARKET AT WAIMEA SCHOOL PLAYGROUND: 7 a.m. to noon, Saturdays beginning August 1. Some vendors currently with booths at the Hawaiian Homestead Farmers Market are relocating to a new location at the Waimea Elementary and Middle Schools’ field behind the post office. Booths include Ainahua Floral, Alfred Berdon Farm, Aunty “C”, Barefoot Farms, C&T Products, Dancing Ducks, Elemental Plants, ESP Nursery, Hamakua Agricultural Coop, Hawaii Island Goat Dairy, Hawaiian Volcano Sea Salt, Honopua Farm, Island Goddess Spa, JA Farms, Kai Malino Wellness Center, Kamuela Jane, Manuela Malasadas Co., Le Magic Pan, Makua Coffee, Robert Nakamoto Farm, Palani French Bakers, Hawaiian Grown Flavors, Pomaika’i Plants, Ron Zisook-Gelato, Roy’s Thai Food, Shogun Hawaii, Star of Roses Organic Farm, Tepa’s Farm, The Fudge Guy, The Song of Orchids, Volcano Island Poppers, Yokoyama farm and Denny Cleary. The current, long-standing farmers market will continue at the Hawaiian Homestead Association location on Mamalahoa Hwy. with other remaining vendors and new ones. For information on the new market, contact Cynthia Aunty “C” Spencer at 333-2165.