Community Calendar

“GIVE ONE/GET ONE” BOOK SWAP & READ ALOUD TO KEIKI: 8:30 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 5, Waimea Homestead Farmers Market, Waimea Middle School (WMS). WMS is hosting its first “Waimea Reads!” celebration in a tent at the market and everyone is invited to the free book exchange and to read on the magic carpet. Reading sessions to keiki are every half hour beginning at 8:30 a.m. with the final session at 10:30 a.m. New or gently used book donations of all levels of fiction and non-fiction are welcome. Contact Patti Cook at 937-2833 for more information.

FIRST SATURDAY FLEA MARKET, ARTS & COLLECTIBLES: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 5. The free indoor market is open to community groups and individuals to raise funds and contribute to the Gymnasium Improvement Fund. Antiques, collectibles, crafts, plants, Hawai’iana, clothes, books, food, art, rummage, jewelry, and toys are for sale. Space is available. Call Skip at 989-4422. Parking is provided behind gym or along Cherry Blossom Park.

18th ANNUAL DANIEL R. SAYRE MEMORIAL AWARDS DINNER TO HONOR DEDICATED HAWAII ISLAND FIREFIGHTERS: 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 5, The Fairmont Orchid. The event includes silent and live auctions, a gourmet buffet dinner and dancing with the Vizion 20/20 band. The event is sponsored by the Foundation, created 18 years ago by Frank and Laura Sayre who lost their son in a hiking accident. In large part with thanks to this dinner-fundraiser, more than a million dollars has been raised to support Hawaii Island fire/rescue and emergency response teams. Ten firefighters will be honored for their service at the event. Tickets are $109 inclusive per person. Patrons may also sponsor dinner for a firefighter and/or spouse for $99 inclusive per person. To purchase tickets or for ore information go to

HAMAKUA HARVEST – NEW WEEKLY FARMERS MARKET OPENS IN HONOKAA: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 6, at the intersection of Mamane Street & Hwy 19. A project in the planning since 2008 on 30-acres, the market features 20 vendors with locally grown/made products. Opening day includes entertainment from 10 a.m. to noon by Dennis Padilla and Friends. A keiki workshop from 10:30 a.m. to noon teaches how to make newspaper pots and planting seeds. An adult workshop from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. focuses on vermin-compost and understanding worm systems. EBT cards are accepted.

FREE HEALTH DEPARTMENT TB SCREENINGS: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., every Monday, Waimea Health Center, 67-5189 Kamamalu Street. No appointment is needed. The reading is Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., except holidays.

WAIMEA SENIOR CLUB MONTHLY MEETING: 9 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8, Waimea Senior Center. All persons 55+ are invited to join. For more information contact Pat Lewi, club president, at 885-4307.

WAIMEA MIDDLE SCHOOL 9-CLASSROOM STEM BUILDING GROUNDBREAKING CELEBRATION: 12:45 to 1:15 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9, on the site of the new building. The community is invited to join students, faculty, staff, legislators and school partners in formally launching construction of the 21st century classrooms to prepare sixth to eighth graders for high school, college and careers. The $15 million building is the first major CIP project for public school students in Waimea in 25 years. Arrive by 12:30 p.m. and enter campus from the back entry drive to park on the field. Casual attire.

WAIMEA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION TOWN MEETING: 5:15 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 10, Waimea School Cafeteria. DHHL Chair Jobie Masagatani speaks on Hawaiian Homes projects and programs in North Hawaii. All WCA meetings are free and all are welcome. Membership dues are suggested at $15/ per person or $25 per family to support modest operational budget. Hot coffee provided by Starbucks. For more information contact Patti Cook at 937-2833 or go to

ST. AUGUSTINE EPISOCOPAL CHURCH ANNUAL BAZAAR IN KAPAUU: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12. The event includes a variety of prepared foods, white elephant, boutique, plants and a silent auction. The Thrift Store is open and special entertainment is performed by David Gomes, Na Kupuna O Kohala, RMD Kohala/Waimea taiko group, Errol Ishimine, Uncle Henry Dulan, and St. Augustine’s Sunday School Children. To donate gently used or new items for our white elephant or silent auction, contact Kathy at 889-5801. Cash donations are also welcome. For more information, contact the church office at 889-5390 or email [email protected].

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