Community Calendar

FREE INCOME TAX PREPARATION: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Final day Friday, April 10 at Waimea Community Center. Provided for low to moderate income residents and seniors by AARP Foundation Tax-Aide in conjunction with the IRS and community volunteers. Appointments are recommended by calling 885-4722 or 388-6645. Bring tax documents including social security cards, photo ID, etc. If unsure, ask about what to bring when making appointment.

WAIMEA OUTDOOR CIRCLE’S ANNUAL SPRING PLANT SALE: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 11 at Ulu La’au Waimea Nature Park, behind Canada France Hawaii Telescope. Native plants and trees, fruit trees, herbs and vegetable starts, along with orchids, ornamentals and more will be for sale, as well as crafts, baked goods and ono food by Kuikku Okazuya Food Truck from Kealakekua. A new group of local artists will display a variety of artwork for sale. For questions email [email protected] or call Cheryl Langton at 936-1468.

PERSONAL CAREGIVER TRAINING: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturdays, April 11 through May 16 at North Hawaii Education and Research Center (NHERC) in Honokaa. Personal caregiver training certification course with Jeani Navarro, Dr. Jan Brencick and Cecelia Adams. Tuition is $150. Call 775-8890 or stop by to register.

“TRADITIONS & FAMILY VALUES: A BLUEPRINT FOR OUR COMMUNITY”: 3 p.m., Sunday, April 12 in NHERC Conference Room in Honokaa. A free public presentation of the documentary film recording memories, oral histories and insights of some 15 long-time residents of the Pa’auilo Mauka/Kalopa community. For more information, contact Dianne Higgins at 775-7311 or at [email protected].

WAIMA SENIOR CLUB MONTHLY MEETING: 9 a.m., Tuesday, April 14 at Waimea Senior Center. All persons 55 and over are invited to join. For information call Pat Lewi at 885-4307.

SOUTH KOHALA TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETING: 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 14 at Waimea Civic Center near the Courts and Police Station. Community members are urged to attend to learn about issues and provide input.

NEXTERA ENERGY & HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC OPEN HOUSE: 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 14 at HPA Village Campus Dining Hall. The open house for Hawaii residents will introduce the Florida-based company that now owns HEI. Input is welcomed.

WORKSHOP FOR PERSONAL GROWTH: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 18 at There’s No Place Like OM Yoga Studio in Waimea. Entitled “We are the Gita,” writer and yogini Gillian Culff will lead a day of writing, reflecting and discussing ways of responding to life’s challenges, inspired by the ancient Indian text, the Bhagavad Gita, using tools such as breathwork and meditation. The workshop is $65 per person. To sign up go to

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