Thursday, July 26th, 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! To link to selected events in this calendar, go to For the complete calendar, go to


FINAL DAYS FOR WAIMEA MIDDLE SCHOOL ‘GEAR UP’ FOR THE START OF THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR: from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 26 and 27. Families are invited to pickup class schedules, order and/or pickup student uniforms, pay fees, sign up for free tutoring, etc. School year begins on July 30 for all sixth through eighth grade students. For more information, call 887-6090, ext. 222.

‘BEACHCOMBING TREASURES: PORTALS TO THE PAST’ TALK AT NHERC: At 6 p.m., on July 26. Dr. S. Deacon Ritterbush (a.k.a. “Dr. Beachcomb”), one of the world’s leading beach experts, will conduct a free public lecture at NHERC in Honokaa, introducing the fundamental aspects of beachcombing, focusing on beach treasures that can be found along the Big Island’s Hamakua Coast. Will be followed by signings of her gold medal book, “A Beachcomber’s Odyssey: Treasures from a Collected Past” and identification sessions on beach artifacts participants bring to share with her. RSVP requested at 775-8890. Dr. Ritterbush also will conduct a field trip and hunt for various sea-tossed treasures on Aug. 4. “Beachcombing Hamakua,” will include beachcombing tips, techniques and ethics in addition to a discussion of the history, origin and potential use of beach artifacts. Participants will then search for treasures on a beach, offering up a bounty of sea glass, pottery shards and “sea beans.” Tuition is $50. To register, or for more information, call NHERC at 775-8890.

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.

• Successful Hormone Balancing: From 6 to 8 p.m. on July 26. Cost is $25 with Dr. Heather Manley.

• One-on-One Computer Training – scheduled at your convenience: Cost is $200 for eight hours with Diane Koani.

• FREE: Join In At Any Time – Theory and Composition for Musicians: Alternate Sundays from 4 to 6 p.m., July 8 and 22, and Aug. 5 and 19 with Andy Schultz

• ZUMBA: On Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m., and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Pay instructors direct; come when you can.

FREE FAMILY DINNER, MOVIE AND BACK-TO-SCHOOL GIVEAWAY: At 6:30 p.m. on July 27 at the New Hope Waimea Gym. All families and single-parent families welcome. Event hosted by the K.I.D.S. Church@NHW. For more information, call 885-5510.


• Absentee ballots mailed to all Hawaii County voters who have requested them on July 23.

• Now through Aug. 4: Voters may request Absentee Mail Ballots for the Primary and General Election.

• July 30 to Aug. 9: Primary absentee walk-in voting – anyone may go to any one of these three locations between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Photo ID required.

*Hilo: Aupuni Center Conference Room – 101 Pauahi St.

* Kona: West Hawaii Civic Center Community Room (Building G)

* Waimea: Waimea Community Center (Kawaihae Road)

• August 11: Primary Election Day –

From 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Must bring photo ID. Note – many new walk-in voting locations due to precinct consolidation.

Walk-In Voting Locations in North Hawaii:

o 1-1: Honokaa High School cafeteria

o 1-2: Paauilo Elementary cafeteria

o 1-3: Papaaloa Gym

o 1-4: Honohina Hongwanji

o 1-5: Kulaimano Community Center

o 1-6: Kalanaianaola Elem/Intermediate School cafeteria

o 6-5: Kona Palisades Community Center

o 7-1: West Hawai’I Civic Center Building G

o 7-2: Waikoloa School (includes voters living in Puako and Kawaihae)

o 7-3: Kohala High/Elem School cafeteria

o 7-4: Waimea Civic Center

o 7-5: Waimea New Hope Church

KA HUI KAPA APANA O WAIMEA (QUILT CLUB): From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., July 28, and last Saturday of every month except November and December when the meeting is on the third Saturday. St. James Episcopal Church Parish Hall. This is Hawaii’s oldest Hawaiian quilting club. Everyone welcome. Free. For more information, call Kathy Tanaka at 775-0765.

SATURDAY BEACH MASS AT KAWAIHAE: At 5 p.m. every Saturday on the sand in front of Kawaihae Canoe Club’s “home.” Father David Stout with St. James’ Episcopal Church officiates. Very informal – bring your own beach chair and sun protection. For more information, call 885-4923.


FREE PREMIERE OF TRAUMATIC NEW FILM, ‘PERILS AND PEARLS IN PARADISE’ AT TUTU’S HOUSE: From 4:30 to 6 p.m., Aug. 3. This new film “Perils and Pearls in Paradise – Hawaii Island Alcohol Stories and Facts” is an original documentary by Holly Algood of North Kohala, spotlighting 29 Hawaii Island residents whose lives were in some way dramatically touched by alcohol – from head of the trauma center at North Hawaii Community Hospital, various people in recovery, youth talking about how they’ve stayed away from it, and parents of an adopted child with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Gathering includes pupu, panel discussion and facilitated “talk story.” Free and all welcome. For more information, call


• Sat., Aug. 4, 8 a.m. from 1 p.m. in the Kohala High/Elementary cafeteria. Refreshments available. For more information, call Lisa at 896-3354. Candidates that have confirmed participation:

• Council Dist. 9: Robert Green, William Sanborn, Sonny Shimaoka and Margaret Wille.

• Mayor: Share Christie, Daniel Cunningham, Billy Kenoi, Harry Kim, Rand Walls, Dominic Yagong.

• Prosecutor: Lincoln Ashida, Paul Dolan, Mitch Roth

• State Senate District 4: Kelly Greenwell, Lorraine Inouye, Malama Solomon.

• Mon., Aug. 6, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Honokaa People’s Theater. Spotlighting County Council Dist. 1 (Hamakua) race just five days before the August 11 Primary Election. Confirmed participants include Eric Paul D’Almeida, Larry Gering, Jo Kim, Valerie Poindexter and Chelsea Yagong. Includes pupus and refreshments. Sponsored by the Honoka’a Business Association. All invited. For more information, call 775-1422.

CREATIVE WRITING COURSE BY PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR IN HAWI: From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Aug. 8,15, 22 and 29. Susanna Moore, born and raised in Hawaii and now residing in New York City, has published nine books of fiction and non-fiction and teaches Creative Writing at Princeton

University. Among her books is “In the Cut,” which was made into a movie scripted by Ms. Moore and starring Meg Ryan. She is visiting family friends on the Big Island for the summer was asked her to teach the course. Program for all levels of writers. Each student will submit two short stories or parts of a memoir for review by the class. Registration first come; class limited to 12 people and will be held in a private home in Hawi. Cost is $100. For more information and for reservations, email: [email protected]. For more information, visit

FIFTH ANNUAL HAWAII HORSE EXPO (HHE) TO WELCOME WORLD’S BEST EQUINE SPECIALISTS TO WAIMEA: On Aug. 11 and 12 at the Paniolo Heritage Center at Pukalani Stables, Waimea. HHE has a well-deserved reputation for bringing nationally and internationally noted experts to share their knowledge and skills in a variety of horse-related disciplines during clinics and demonstrations that always include the opportunity for personal interaction. Pukalani Stables allows for three Expo programs to occur simultaneously throughout the two days in three different settings. In addition, there will be a wide array of vendors offering state-of-the-art services, medical and nutritional information and programs, saddle making, and related equine services including clothing, art, food and more. All welcome to attend. Proceeds benefit the Humane Society’s Horse Rescue Fund, which helps abused and abandoned horses on the island. For more information, call 371-4803 or go to

FREE RESIDENTIAL ELECTRONIC WASTE COLLECTION: From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 11 and second Saturday of every month at Waimea Transfer Station.

MAUNA KEA QUILTERS MONTHLY MEETING: From 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Aug. 11 and the 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.

‘ATTRACTION, DETRACTION—THE FUTURE OF BUDDHISM IN AMERICA’: At 7 p.m. on Aug. 13 at the Honokaa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. Noted author and Buddhist scholar, Dr. Ken Tanaka, will be a guest speaker on his everyday approach to Shin Buddhism. All welcome, regardless of religious or spiritual beliefs. Light refreshments. For more information, call 775-7232.

WAIMEA SENIOR CLUB MONTHLY MEETINGS: At 9 a.m., Aug. 14 (and the second Tuesday of each month) at the Waimea Senior Center. All persons 55 and older are invited to join. Daily activities include: Mondays, Hawaiian quilting; Tuesdays, meetings and crafts; Wednesdays, line dancing; Thursdays, Mah Jong; Fridays, ground golf, ukulele lessons and hula lessons. For more information, call Pat Lewi, president, 885-4307.

SOUTH KOHALA TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMITTEE MONTHLY MEETING: From 4 to 5:20 p.m. on Aug. 14, and second Tuesday of every month. Waimea Civic Center near the courts and police station. Community urged to attend to learn about issues and provide input. All welcome to attend. For more information, contact Chairman Mike Price at [email protected].

WAIMEA COMMUNITY THEATRE PRESENTS STAGED READINGS OF ‘THE GOOD DOCTOR’: On Aug. 17 and 18 at the St. James Episcopal Church in Readers Theatre. The actors carry their script as a reference as they act. WCT is presenting this to provide entertaining plays and educational workshops that will expand interest in and experience of theatre. This Broadway hit is a composite of Neil Simon and Anton Chekhov. The stories are droll, the portraits affectionate, the humor infectious. For more information, call Felicity Johnson 938-4603.

TENTH ANNUAL PU’U ANAHULU COMMUNITY ASSN. BENEFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT: On Aug. 18 at the Big Island Country Club. A “fun raiser” for the association. There is a 7 a.m. check-in with shot-gun start at 8 a.m. Format: four-person team modified scramble. Cost is $100 per person includes green fees, cart, prizes and awards luncheon at the PCA community center. For information, call Leina’ala Lightner at 325-5428 or call BICC at 325-5044. Golf attire required.

SLOW FOOD HAWAII’S WAIPIO VALLEY CAMP OUT: On Aug. 18. The event is Slow Food’s major fundraiser to underwrite delegates to Terra Madre and an extremely popular event. Participants gather in the valley at the Mock Chew’s beautiful kalo farm and set up camp. The group will come together, share a classic “slow” meal featuring locally grown and produced foods, meet delegates and hear from Kulia Kauhi Tolentino, whose family ties to the valley run deep. Kulia has made it her life’s work to restore old lo’i (taro patches) with the help of her students and has an inspiring story and rich knowledge to share. A great opportunity to “unplug” from the world, get quiet and relaxed, learn appropriate protocols, and experience the power and rich history of Waipi’o. Cost is $100 for Slow Food members, $125 for non-members. RSVP to [email protected]. Payment soon via PayPal on website, or mail check to: Slow Food Hawaii, Box 383413, Waikoloa, HI 96738. Reservation deadline July 31.

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