PREPARED FOR NORTH HAWAII NEWS BY THE WAIMEA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
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 www.WaimeaTown.org.
IMPORTANT COMMUNITY EVENTS:
IMPORTANT – WAIMEA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION TOWN MEETING: 5:15 p.m., May 3. A lively panel discussion — “So, You Can’t Find a Doctor?” – to help the community better understand why and learn about what we can do about the doctor shortage and community strategies to recruit/retain physicians. Panel includes Karen Pellegrin, Ph.D., M.B.A., and Director of Continuing/Distance Education and Strategic Planning with the Center for Rural Health Science, UH College of Pharmacy; Kristen Knudson, M.P.H., Assistant Director of the Hawaii/Pacific Basin Area Health Education Center at UH-Manoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine; Dr. William Park, President and CMO of the North Hawaii Medical Group and Vice President of North Hawaii Community Hospital, and Waimea pediatrician Dr. Dana Lee, founder of Paniolo Pediatrics. WCA also to continue free light bulb exchange – bring old incandescent bulbs for new CFLs. Waimea School Cafeteria. All welcome. As always at WCA Town Meetings, donations welcome for Waimea food pantries. Also, hot coffee provided at meeting by Starbucks-Waimea free but donation welcome for the food pantry too. If you aren’t receiving WCA’S informative e-blasts including the latest on Coqui Free Waimea project, please log onto website: www.WaimeaTown.org and sign up on home page. For information call Sherman Warner at 885-1725.
AYSO REGISTRATION IN NORTH HAWAII: For boys and girls from 4 to 18 years old, born between Aug. 1, 1993 and July 31, 2008. $75 registration for U5 through U14; $40 for U16/19 with no trophy or uniform. Complete registration form at www.eayso.org. Print and sign copy and bring to in person registration along with registration fee, or mail form and fee to: AYSO 403, General Delivery, Kapaau, HI 96755. Returned check fee is $20. More information at www.ayso403.org, or call Waimea coordinator Charito at 640-2564; Honokaa coordinator Julie at 557-2214; North Kohala coordinator Millie at 936-6595; or Waikoloa coordinator Lyn at 989-6970. Players registering after July 1st may be placed on a waiting list and are subject to $90 late registration fee. Save $10 for U5-U14 with walk-in registration (bring players birth certificate) to the following locations:
· May 4, 4 to 5:30 p.m., at Honokaa Park Gym
· May 5, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at Waimea Community Center
· May 11, 2 to 6 p.m., at Takata Store
· May 19, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Hooko Street Park, Waikoloa
HAWAII COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY COUNTY CONVENTION: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 5. Honokaa High School Cafeteria. Registration, light breakfast, networking from 8 a.m. To include keynote by Gov. Neil Abercrombie and introduction of all Democrat party candidates running for office in 2012 elections. All registered Democrats welcome on a first-come basis; must coordinate with respective district officers, or email Patti Cook at [email protected] for registration process. $30 advance registration. No walk-ins. For information call www.HawaiiCountyDemocrats.org.
CHILDREN’S RESEARCH TRIANGLE (CRT) 138TH KENTUCKY DERBY FUNDRAISER: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 5. Fairmont Orchid Hotel. Enjoy the derby “live” plus a Southern brunch, silent auction and “Best Dressed” contest. Tickets are $75. For formation, go to www.crthawaii.org or call 885-0051. All funds raised will go to establishing the Brighter Future Children’s Center. CRT is a not-for-profit organization with all donations tax deductible to the extent determined by the IRS.
WAIMEA CONSORT CONCERT ‘FROM BABYLON TO JERUSALEM’: A unique opportunity to hear lively, rarely sung jewels of the a cappella repertoire including medieval, renaissance, baroque, romantic, and 20th century music under the direction of Christian Veillet. More information visit waimeaconsort.org. Free and everyone invited to performances: May 6 at 4:30 p.m. in the Davies Memorial Chapel, HPA Campus; May 7 at 6:30 p.m.in the North Kohala Library, Kapaau.
WAIMEA BALLROOM DANCE CLUB LINDY HOP LESSONS: Mondays, May 7 through Jun 11 at the Waimea School Cafeteria. $10 for six weeks of lessons plus $15 annual dues for new members. Registration at 6:30 p.m. first two weeks only. One hour lesson at 7 p.m. followed by a 30-minute practice mixer. No partner necessary. Instructor Lance Oliver. For information, call President Peter In at 885-4776.
‘COQUI-FREE WAIMEA’ COALITION GRANT KICKS UP COMMUNITY RESPONSE: Thanks to a Hawaii Community Foundation Ho’ohui ‘O Waimea Richard Smart Fund grant, community volunteers now have modest funding for equipment and educational efforts to push back against this noisy alien pest invasion. Tax deductible donations are also welcome to help purchase the recommended spray chemical; checks payable to Waimea Preservation Association for CFW, P.O. Box 6570, Kamuela 96743. Residents are urged to contact one of the following neighborhood captains if they hear coqui. To learn more, go to www.WaimeaTown.org and “like” the Coqui-Free Waimea” page on Facebook, or email [email protected], or call
· Waiaka/Akulani: Cherry Sanford call 650-862-7900
· Puu Nani: Barbara Haight call 895-5513 or Steve Urbic at 747-0479
· Iokua Place: Ann Lum at 640-4704
· Laelae/Opelo: Bob Bonar, CFW chairman, at 769-2582
· Vacationland: Cricket Higginson at 885-5311
· Tamarack Pines: CC Arnott at 885-1659
· Lakeland: Bill Lindsey at 896-5040
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 the Waimea Police Station for Community Policing Officer Brent Foster at 887-3080.
PHONE BOOK RECYCLING DRIVE BY WAIMEA COUNTRY SCHOOL: Now through May 18. Drop off old phone books from any company at the school in St. James Circle or at any of the drop boxes around town. For information or to help, call 885-0067.
PUNANA LEO O WAIMEA PRESCHOOL OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR: For keiki born in 2008 or 2009. Go to www.ahapunanaleo.org or call 885.7166 for information. All types of tuition assistance accepted.
· Japanese for Everyone: Thursdays through May 10 (six weeks) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., $85 taught by Seiichi Kaida
· Karate-Do for adults and keiki (5 years old and up): Thursdays through May 17 – 3:30- 4:45 p.m., $55 taught by Maria Lineker
· Karate-Do for adults and keiki ( 5 years old and up): Thursdays from April 19 through May 24, 3:30 to 4:45p.m., $55 taught by Maria Lineker
· Private Guitar Lesson with Fletcher Epperson on Sundays. Contact information on the website.
· Introduction to Quickbooks Pro: Tuesdays through May 16 at 8 p.m., $95 taught by Sylvia Castioni
· Beginning Ballet for 3 to 5 year olds: Saturdays, May 5 through 26, 10 to 10:45 a.m., $40, taught by Sharon Petrosky
Beginning Ballet for 6 to 10 year olds: Saturdays, May 5 through 26, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., $40, taught by Sharon Petrosky
· Chinese Brush Painting: An Introduction to Traditional Tools, Techniques, Concepts and History:
Saturdays, May 5 thorugh 26, 1 to 3 p.m., $75, materials included. Taught by Ezra Rose
· Photoshop Made Easy: May 5, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., $85 taught by Robert Frutos
· Multi Media Art Workshop – Favorite Things in Still Life: Thursdays, May 10 to 31, 6 to 8 p.m., $65 taught by Janice Gail
· Japanese for Everyone: Thursdays May 17 through June 21, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. $85, taught by Seiichi Kaida
· Light it Up! Turning Your Photos into Extraordinary Images!: May 19, $65, taught by Robert Frutos
· ZUMBA: Monday,Wednesday and Friday mornings from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. and evenings 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. with a bevy of enthusiastic instructors. Pay per class.
WAIMEA SENIOR CLUB MONTHLY MEETING: 9 a.m., May 8 (and the second Tuesday of each month) at the Waimea Senior Center. Everyone 55 years 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 information, call Pat Lewi, president, at 885-4307.
SOUTH KOHALA TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMITTEE MONTHLY MEETING: 4 to 5:20 p.m., May 8 and second Tuesday of every month. Waimea Civic Center near the courts and police station. The community is urged to attend to learn about issues and provide input. All welcome to attend. For information call Chairman Mike Price or email [email protected].
HPA OHANA NIGHT AT ENERGY LAB: 6 to 8 p.m., May 9. Final event in a series to feature Deacon “Dr. Beachcomb” Ritterbush, Ph.D., who will present “Connecting to Nature Through Beachcombing.” Families will create beachcombing art. $15 per family to cover materials costs. For information call Koh Ming Wei at 881-4266 or email [email protected].^
JACQUE HANNUM JOHNSON (1927-1993) WATERCOLOR EXHIBIT AND RECEPTION TO BENEFIT NORTH HAWAII HOSPICE, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., May 10 at the Isaacs Art Center. All invited. For information, call 885-7547.
FINAL FREE KAHILU THEATRE MAKANA PRESENTATION FOR THE SEASON: 7 p.m., May 10. Brian Siana (UC Riverside) to discuss “How Stars Destroyed Most of the Atoms in the Universe.” Everyone invited.
TROPICAL PAWS FUN-RAISER SUPPORTS HAWAII ISLAND HUMANE SOCIETY: 6 p.m., Fri., May 11. At the elegant Four Seasons Hualalai Resort. Includes a silent and live auction, Four Seasons-style buffet dinner, live entertainment and dancing. Tickets, $100 per person or $1,500 for a reserved table of ten, will be available beginning in April at HIHS’ Keaau, Waimea and Kona shelters, select island retail locations, and on the organization’s website via PayPal.
HONOKAA RELAY FOR LIFE: 6 p.m., May 11 to 6 a.m., May 12 at Honokaa High School field. Honors cancer survivors with a dinner which begins at 5 p.m. and the annual survivor lap at 6:15 p.m. Will also recognize care givers, too, plus great entertainment, a keiki karnival and great silent auction. Tri chairs: Shaye Baldos, Alyssa Fujii and Kelsey Lactaoen. To participate in survivor dinner or caregiver event, call Angella Brandt or Danielle Warren at 775-8800 Ext. 264.
FREE RESIDENTIAL ELECTRONIC WASTE COLLECTION: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., beginning May 12 and second Saturday of every month at Waimea Transfer Station.
MAUNA KEA QUILTERS MONTHLY MEETING: 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., May 12, 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 information call Becky Parkinson at 937-2159.