Community Calendar

KAWAIHAE CANOE CLUB KEIKI/YOUTH PROGRAM: 4 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays. Practices for 11 to 18-year-olds. Free vans leave Anuenue Park at 3:30 p.m. to take paddlers to Kawaihae. For more information and to register, contact Debbie at 937-4700 or Tricia at 895-2242.

FREE PRE-DIABETES EDUCATION CLASSES: 5 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesdays, March 17, 24 and 31, Mauna Kea/Mauna Loa conference rooms at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Will cover nutritional education, carbohydrate vs. protein, the importance of exercise for good health, and awareness of complications caused by uncontrolled diabetes presented by a certified diabetes nurse educator from the hospital’s Diabetes Wellness Center. Pre-registration is required and can be made by calling 881-4832.

FRIENDS OF KOHALA LIBRARY SPRING BOOK & BAKE SALE: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 21, Kohala High School cafeteria. All books will be sold for one dollar or less. Volunteers are needed at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 20 and following the sale on Saturday afternoon. Books, CDs and DVDs can be dropped off at North Kohala Public Library until March 20 and baked goods at the Kohala School Cafeteria the day of the sale. For additional information or to sign up as a volunteer call 889-6655.

BIRTHING A BETTER FUTURE: 9 a.m., March 20, 21 and 22, Hawi. The non-profit Barefoot Doctors’ Academy offers a “Postpartum Doula Certification” program by authors Suzanne Arms and Salle Webber. Women will be trained to care for new families in the first weeks after birth. The academy offers scholarship programs with priority for Hawaii residents who have demonstrated a commitment to community service. For more information go to barefootdoctorsacademy.com or call Dina Helene at 970-275-6464.

STANFORD CHAMBER CHORALE HAWAII ISLAND PREMIERE: 7 p.m., Friday, March 27, Kahilu Theatre. The 24-member choral group will perform Gregorian Chant and newly-composed works. Tickets are $5 to $20 per person and can be purchased at www.kahilutheatre.org, by calling 885-6868, or at the Kahilu Theatre Box Office Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.