WAIMEA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION (WCA) AUG. TOWN MEETING: 5:15 p.m., Thursday, August 6, Waimea School Cafeteria. Previously announced presentation by DHHL Chair Jobie Masagatani has been postponed due to change in her schedule and will be rescheduled. The meeting will instead spotlight a number of Waimea community service organizations, their missions, priorities and what they welcome in terms of help and support for their programs and projects. All WCA meetings are free although membership dues are suggested for $15 per person or $25 per family to support modest operational budget. Hot coffee is provided by Starbucks. For more information, contact Patti Cook at 937-2833 or go to www.Facebook.com/WaimeaCommunityAssociation.
HAWAII ISLAND PORTUGUESE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INSTALLATION & SCHOLARSHIP DINNER: 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 8, Andrade’s Ohia Lanai in Honokaa town. Guest speaker Civil Defense Administrator Darryl Oliveira talks about emergency preparedness and having a plan for the family and/or business. The dinner is open to the public for $30 per person. For more information contact James Tyrin at [email protected] or call 938-0383.
WAIMEA SENIOR CLUB MONTHLY MEETING: 9 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 11 and the second Tuesday of each month, Waimea Senior Center. All persons 55 and over are invited to join. For more information call Pat Lewi at 885-4307.
SOUTH KOHALA TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETING: 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 11, Waimea Civic Center near the courts and police station. Community members are urged to attend to learn about issues and provide input. Future meetings are on Aug. 11, Sept. 8 and Oct. 13.
PLANNING MEETING FOR 55th ANNUAL WAIMEA CHRISTMAS TWILIGHT PARADE: 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 12, historic Spencer House conference room. All interested community members, schools, churches, businesses, farms and ranches are welcome to assist with planning for the all-volunteer-run parade that takes place on Saturday, Dec. 5 and supports The Big Island Giving Tree. Waimea’s famous Christmas parade is the second oldest in Hawaii and includes a Santa float, dozens of units representing Waimea keiki to kupuna and a large brigade of festively lighted trucks. Future parade planning meetings are at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 12, Oct. 14, Nov. 4 and Dec. 2. For more information, call Parade Co-Chairs Lani Olsen-Chong at 936-0670 or and Kalae Kawamura at 936-4376.
COMMUNITY INVITED TO MALA’AI’S FREE SUPER KITCHEN DINNER: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 12, Kahilu Town Hall. The quarterly free public event is presented by Mala’ai: The Culinary Garden of Waimea Middle School to share and demonstrate fresh, healthy, easy-to-make foods that also are low cost. This family-friendly gathering with music is casual and no RSVPs are required. For information contact Alethea Lai at 989-7861 or go to www.Facebook.com/Mala’ai. Future dates are Sept. 9, Oct. 21, Nov. 18, and Jan. 13, 2016.
LAUPAHOEHOE FOREST ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING: 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, August 12, Laupāhoehoe Community Public Charter School Cafeteria. Council meetings are open to the public and public participation is encouraged. The purpose of the Council is to engage the Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) and the USDA Forest Service and provide recommendations relating to management, research, and other activities within the State lands that comprise the Hawaii Experimental Tropical Forest. For more information call Mel Dean at 854-2651. Agendas and meeting minutes can be viewed via the Council website at https://sites.google.com/site/laupahoehoeac/.
INFORMATIONAL MEETING ON SHIDLER COLLEGE OF BUSINESS (UH-MANOA) FALL 2016 DISTANCE LEARNING AND MHRM PROGRAMS: 5:30 to 6:30 P.M., Thursday, August 13, Kanu o ka Aina Learning Ohana in Waimea. Presented in partnership with the University Center at Palamanui, the meeting is recruiting for the 2016 Neighbor Island cohort.