WAIMEA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION TOWN MEETING: 5:15 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1, Waimea School Cafeteria. This month’s meeting includes updates on innovative strategies for North Hawaii to lower energy costs, the soon-to-launch Blue Zones North Hawaii initiative, ways to lower production costs and improve the quality of locally produced grass-fed beef, options to improve emergency preparedness, environmental options for town planning, and County Public Works plans to improve Mamalahoa Highway east of town. For more information contact Patti Cook at 937-2833.
WAIMEA MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS (MOPS) GROUP MEETING: 9 to 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 2, Voyage Ministries, Waimea. Moms with keiki up to age five are invited to attend to learn more about MOPS International and the new Waimea MOPS group. Expectant mothers are also welcome. For details and registration information, go to www.mops.org/waimea-bigisland.
WAIMEA READS! – BOOK SWAP &READ ALOUD: 8:30 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 3, Waimea Homestead Farmers Market at Waimea Middle School. Families are invited to a free book exchange and reading aloud to keiki on a magic carpet. Sessions are held every half hour beginning at 8:30 and ending at 10:30 a.m. New or gently used book donations of all levels of fiction and non-fiction are welcome. For more information call Patti Cook at 937-2833.
ANNUNCIATION BAZAAR &STEAK FRY: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3. The event includes a rummage sale, plants, baked goods and a cookout, plus a silent auction to help children raise funds to attend World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland in July 2016.
FIRST SATURDAY FLEA MARKET, ARTS &COLLECTIBLES: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3, New Hope Gym in Waimea. The free indoor market open to the public contribute to the Gymnasium Improvement Fund. Antiques, collectibles, crafts, plants, Hawaiiana, clothes, books, food, art, rummage, jewelry, and toys are for sale. Space is available. Call Skip at 989-4422 for more information. Parking is available behind the gym or along Cherry Blossom Park.
NORTH HAWAII COMMUNITY HOSPITAL MOM &BABY FAIR: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, Mana Christian Ohana in Waimea, across the street from Kahilu Theatre. This free event includes vendors and educational booths that specialize in prenatal health and the health of new mothers and babies. It includes a hands-on Lomi Lomi Infant workshop lead by Ka’anohi Pe’a. Babies six weeks to six months are welcome. Hosted by North Hawaii Community Hospital’s Women’s Center, light refreshments are included. For more information, go to www.NHCH.com, or contact Laurie Edmondson at 881-4425 or by email at [email protected]
“FEAST OF TABERNACLES” KOSHER DINNER: 3 to 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 4, Waikoloa Community Church. The free kosher dinner and community interfaith celebration includes traditional music and dancing, keiki activities, prayer blessing and blowing of the Shofar (ram’s horn), plus a chance to take a picture in the Holy Land using green screen technology. Donations are welcome. For more information call 883-8944.