FREE ARTS & CRAFTS CLASS IN WAIMEA: 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, Waimea Community Center. Lynn Yee will lead the class for children ages five and up. The activities will include making Boy’s Day Carp and Mother’s Day flower bouquets. For more information, email [email protected] or call 640-5519.
FREE MONTHLY STREAM TRAIL “WALK AND TALK”: 9 to 9:45 a.m., Saturday, April 25, Waimea Nature Park. Meet Vivienne Aronowitz, dietitian and certified diabetes educator, behind Canada France headquarters on Mamalahoa Highway for a group walk. Come prepared for rain or shine. Participants must be able to walk without assistive devices as the path is somewhat uneven. For questions call Vivienne at 936-9001.
SEAN CHEN IN CONCERT AT KAHILU THEATRE: 7 p.m., Saturday, April 25. As the only American to place in the Van Cliburn Piano competition since 1997, the gifted pianist holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Julliard and is currently pursuing his artist diploma at the Yale School of Music as a George W. Miles Fellowship recipient. Tickets are $20 to $66 per person and can be purchased online at http://kahilutheatre.org, by calling 885-6868, or at the box office, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
BLUE ZONES PROJECT RECRUITMENT EVENT: Noon, Tuesday, April 28, Anna Ranch Heritage Center in Waimea; Noon, Saturday, May 2, Kohala High School Cafeteria. Following the recent announcement of North Hawaii as a Blue Zones Project demonstration site, committees and volunteer teams are currently being built. The public is invited to attend either event to learn more about the various committee positions and volunteer opportunities that will drive this project forward.
COMMUNITY BOOK CLUB MEETING: 7 p.m., Thursday, April 30, HPA Dyer Memorial Library, Upper Campus. Free and open to the public, the Hawaii Preparatory Academy book club will meet to discuss the current book selection, “The Book of Unknown Americans” by Cristina Henriquez. Light refreshments will be served and participants are invited to bring a snack to share. Lois Inman and Jaime Johnson will lead the group. For more information, contact Jaime at [email protected]
2015 KAWAIHAE WAHINE FISHING TOURNAMENT BENEFIT: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 2, end of Small Boat Harbor Wall. The main requirement of this tournament is the angler must be female. Awards will include Largest Mahimahi, Largest Ono, Smallest Mahimahi, Smallest Ono, other miscellaneous catch awards and Best Dressed Wahine Team. The entry fee is $125, with $75 donated to Big Island Giving Tree. A potluck and awards ceremony will follow the tournament at the canoe club. For more information, contact Ned Salvador at 557-2063 or Lani Olsen-Chong at 936-0670.
FIRST SATURDAY FLEA MARKET, ARTS & COLLECTIBLES: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 2, Waimea, with parking behind the gym or along Cherry Blossom Park. A free indoor market open to community groups and individuals to raise funds and also contribute to the Gymnasium Improvement Fund. Items include antiques, collectibles, crafts, plants, clothes, books, food, art, rummage, jewelry and toys. Space is available for additional booths. Call Skip for more information at 989-4422.
BIG ISLAND BITES GOLF TOURNAMENT: 10 a.m., Sunday, May 3, Hapuna Golf Course. During the four-person, shot-gun, scramble event, several Hawaii Island restaurants will serve up bite-sized dishes at various hole locations and offer specialty drink stations throughout the course. Tournament proceeds will be donated to Kona Kohala Chef’s Association at Hawaii Community College Palamanui, Mauna Kea Forest Restoration Project and Make-a-Wish Foundation Hawaii. The tournament is $155 per player. For more information go to http://hapunabeachprincehotel.com/bigislandbites or contact Wallene Blizzard at 882-5406 or [email protected]