Thursday, June 7th, 2012
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This calendar is prepared by Patti Cook on behalf of Waimea Community Association (WCA). To include community events in this calendar, email [email protected]. Deadline for information: Friday please! For a complete calendar, go to



HAWAII COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION SUMMER FUN 2012-WAIMEA: From June 7 to July 20 at Waimea Community Center and Thelma Parker Gym. Will include arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor games, sports, music, dance, nature exploration, swimming, special events and weekly excursions. Lunch is included. Cost is $150. For more information, call Melissa Samura at 887-3014 or email: [email protected].


HAWAII HIGH SCHOOL RODEO STATE FINALS: From June 7 to 10 at the Parker Ranch rodeo grounds. For more information, go to


WAIMEA COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASSES: Wide array of classes for a modest fee. For Information and to register: or email: [email protected], or call 885-1539;

• Japanese for Everyone: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., now through June 21. Cost is $85 with Seiichi Kaida.

• Beginning Ballet for 3 to 5 year olds and 6 to 10 year olds, at 10 to 11 a.m. (for 3 to 5 year olds) and 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (6 to 10 year olds) on Thursdays, from June 7 to July 5. Cost is $50 with Sharon Petrosky.

• Self Defense – There are No More Victims: From 3 to 5 p.m., June 8. Cost is $25 with Maria Lineker.

• Guo Hua: Introduction to Chinese Brush Painting: From 1 to 3 p.m., Saturdays, June 9 through 30. Cost is $75, materials included, with Ezra Rose.

• iPhone 101: Learn what your iPhone can REALLY do! Tuesdays, June 12 and 19. Morning (9-11 a.m.) and evening (6-8 p.m.). $55 with Chad Farias.

• How to Keep Kids Off The Couch this Summer! From 9 to 11 a.m., June 16. Cost is $25 with Lorraine Pursell. Bring a friend for $10 for alumni

• Demystifying Your Digital Camera: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 23. Cost is $55 with Robert Frutos.

• Chi-Lel Qigong, level 1: From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 23. Cost is $65 with Pryia Lucas.

• Introduction to iPad: From 9 to 11 a.m. or 6 to 8 p.m., June 26 and July 3. Cost is $55 with Chad Farias.

• Sweet Talk – Understanding Sugar: From 6 to 8 p.m. on June 28. Cost is $25 with Dr. Heather Manley.

• One-on-One Computer Training: Introductory price is $150 for eight hours. Taught by Diane Koani.

• Theory and Composition for Musicians: Sundays, 3 to 4 p.m., May 6 to 27 with Andy Schultz.

• ZUMBA – ongoing: From 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. or 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with a bevy of enthusiastic instructors. Pay per class.


REALISTIC OIL PAINTING WORKSHOP WITH NATURE ARTIST PATRICK CHING: Begins with a free presentation and demonstration from 6 to 8 p.m. on June 8, followed by workshops from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 2 to 5 p.m., on June 9 and 10. Sponsored by Waimea Community Education. For both beginners and professionals. There is a charge per day that includes canvas, paints and all materials needed to complete an 11×14” painting. Discounts available. Space limited to first come. For reservations, call 887-2289 or contact the artist at 808-271-5350 or email: [email protected].


WAIKOLOA VILLAGE ASSOCIATION TOWN MEETING: From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., June 8 at the Waikoloa School Cafeteria. Rep. Cindy Evans and Sen. Josh Green to provide an end-of-session update, and Col. Roland Niles or a representative from Pohakuloa Training Area will discuss flyovers by the military. Everyone welcome.


BIG ISLAND CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL: From 6 to 10 p.m., June 8 at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. A fundraiser showcasing the creative talents of Hawaii Island’s fine chefs, candy makers and chocolatiers and highlight cacao farming and the chocolate industry in Hawaii. Will feature a chocolate taste-off competition with awards in sweet and savory categories. Entries judged by professional chefs as well as by “People’s Choice” nominations. Also will include an educational Chocolate Symposium including seminars about cacao cultivation and processing along with a celebrity chef demonstrations on creating a signature chocolate entrée, dessert and cocktail creation. Evening gala will include a silent auction, live music, champagne, and specialty beers. Funds raised will support the Palamanui Community College’s Culinary Program by way of donating funds directly to purchase equipment for the department. Proceeds to Kona Pacific Public Charter School, who originally created this festival. Information and tickets at, and at Kona Wine Market, Kailua Candy Company and Kona Public Pacific charter school.

FREE RESIDENTIAL ELECTRONIC WASTE COLLECTION: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 9 and second Saturday of every month at Waimea Transfer Station.


MAUNA KEA QUILTERS MONTHLY MEETING: From 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., June 9 and second Saturday of every month in Thelma Parker Memorial Library Meeting Room. This patchwork quilters group enjoys sharing their love of quilting with others. For more information call Becky Parkinson at 937-2159.


‘PLANTATION LIFE ON HAWAII ISLAND’ PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBIT AT NHERC: Open weekdays. Features documentary photos of Life on Sugar Plantations in the ‘70s by John and Anne Bowen. Free and all are welcome to enjoy the exhibit.


NEW ST. JAMES’ THRIFT SHOP HOURS: Tuesdays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursdays and Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. To celebrate the new hours, all adult clothing and books will be half price June to 9, excluding boutique items.


CALL CRIMESTOPPERS TO REPORT WAIMEA TREE VANDALISM INFORMATION: Call 961-8300 in Hilo, or 329-8181 in Kona. There is a $500 reward leading to tree vandal arrest and conviction. Entirely anonymous. Or, call Waimea Police Station for Community Policing Officer Brent Foster at 887-3080.


WAIMEA’S FIREHOUSE GALLERY ‘ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY’ EXHIBIT: Now through June 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesdays through Saturdays. Then, July 4 through 28, the exhibit will feature “That Bloomin’ Show,” featuring Waimea Arts Council members’ artwork with a botanical theme in many mediums. Also open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesdays through Saturdays. Located at the main crossroads in Waimea. For more information call 887-1052 or email [email protected].


NEW LOCATION – WAIMEA MIDWEEK MARKET AT PUKALANI STABLES: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekly. Features fresh produce, plants, baked goods, jams and jellies, sauces, juices, Hamakua and Koa coffees, local tea, bedding and landscape plants, local crafts and massage. Everyone invited with plenty of parking. To become a vendor, email [email protected] or call 936-2833. Free admission to Paniolo Heritage Center during market hours.


FREE PARENT AND STUDENT S.A.T. TIPS TALK AT TUTU’S HOUSE: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., June 14. Question and answer to follow. All invited. Call ahead of time to reserve a spot: 887-6777. Or, for more information, call Gail Lewis, Educational Consultant with College Goals at 937-9768.