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by Patti Cook on behalf of Waimea Community Association (WCA). To include community events in this calendar, email [email protected]. Deadline for information: Saturday please! For complete calendar, go to www.WaimeaTown.org.
IMPORTANT COMMUNITY EVENTS:
HAWAI’I LEARNING RESOURCE’S PARENTING WORKSHOP: 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 17. Free at HPA’s Village Campus Dining Hall. Will focus on “Social Emotional Learning for Students in Grades 4-9.” Hawaii Learning Resource is the dba of North Hawai’i Women and Children’s Service, a Waimea based 501(c)(3) to help and empower diverse learners in school and in life. Future workshops will be the third Thursday of every month thru April 2011. Info: www.hawaiilearningresource.org, or call Toni Stylos,885-9318.
DON’T MISS NEW PIKO GALLERY EXHIBIT: Features Hawaiian Artists of Waimea, including Marie McDonald (kapa and oil painting), Roen Hufford (ipu pawehi), Leo Mills (lei hulu papa), Buttons Lovell (an ‘ie’ie mahiole), Pomai Bertelmann (photography), Tootsie Berdon (floral arrangement), Lani Yamasaki (a hand-colored photograph), Keoki Carter (photography), Stella Akana, Eva Kealamakia, Kathi Foster, Val Hanohano and many more. Features a dramatic collection of diverse media pieces – from weaponry to jewelry, from traditional to contemporary. Free and everyone invited. The gallery, located in the back of Parker Ranch Center next to Lilikoi Café is open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
APPLY NOW FOR HOEA’S STUDIO PROGRAM: HOEA – Hawaiian ‘Ohana for Education in the Arts – is accepting applications from artists 17 years and older for their 2011 Native Hawaiian Art Education Project. The HOEA Program consists of a four-week Summer and two-week Winter Studio Program, the Business of Art Workshop, and the HOEA Art Market. For more information and to download the application you may log onto www.khf-hoea.org or email [email protected].
19th ANNUAL FREE AARP TAX-AIDE IN WAIMEA: Now through April 18. On Mondays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. except February 21 (a federal holiday). At DLNR Hunter Education Building on Lalamilo Road in the farm lots. Service is for low-income and elderly clients with simple taxes; no farming, ranching, fishing or clergy. Taxpayers should bring last year’s tax papers, all W-2s and 1099s and other evidence of income; mortgage, medical, and other deductible expenses; social security cards for each person on their tax and photo ID. Call Marge (987-6340) to make an appointment.
GIRL SCOUT COOKIES STILL AVAILABLE! Waimea’s Troop 780 will be selling cookies to support troop activities including tables out front of KTA, Foodland, Waikoloa Market and Malama Market in North Hawaii on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout March. Sales support activities ranging from arts and crafts to hiking to geocaching to camping. In addition to purchasing for your own enjoyment, this troop is also supporting Operation Girl Scout Cookies in which you may purchase a box to go to Hawai’i-based military personnel serving overseas. Info or to special order, call Vera Ward (895-8121) or email: [email protected].
WAIMEA COMMUNITY EDUCATION MARVELOUS MARCH CLASSES: For full list of classes, hours, cost and instructor information, go to www.waimeaeducation.com. Some classes weekly including Zumba with instructor Susan Griley. Monday and Fridays at 8:15 a.m. and Fridays at 5:30 p.m. $5 per class.
NHERC SPRING 2011 ‘LIFELONG LEARNING’ CLASSES: Info & to register: 775-8890 or email [email protected]. New business hours: 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Annual computer lab fee is now $50. Coming classes include:
* Bread Is Easy! with Charlie Peshkin – Saturday, March 19, 9 a.m.- Noon – $25 + $5 materials fee
* Hula Aerobics with Lopaka Bukoski – Friday, April 1-15, 5-6:30 p.m. – $40
* Intro to Native Hawaiian Plants with Lopaka Bukoski – Saturday, April 2-16, 10 a.m.- Noon – $50
* MS Word 2010 – Beyond the Basics with Diane Koani – Mon., May 9-23, 6-7:30 p.m. $35 + $15 materials fee.
BIG ISLAND HORSE TRAINING HUI PRESENTS ‘HORSE WHISPERER’ DICK FRAZIER CLINICS: Several 2-day workshops (March 19-20, 26-27 and April 2-3) at ranch in Pe’epekeo. There is a charge. Info: Kate Deffebach (896-6975) or email: [email protected].
WAIMEA CROP SHARE: Every Saturday through May 2011, 12:30-3 p.m. At Mala`ai: The Culinary Garden of Waimea Middle School. A perfect way to share surplus fresh produce grown in your back yard and on local farms. Bring surplus produce from your garden, back yard or farm to exchange with other community members. Swap coordinators will facilitate exchanges by displaying and storing produce, helping participants determine fair exchange conditions, and collecting excess food at the end of the day for delivery to local food pantries. Everyone invited — and help welcome. Waimea’s Crop Share is sponsored by Mala’ai, The Kohala Center, Kaiser Permanente Hawai’i and Hawai’i Community Foundation’s West Hawai’i Fund. Info: Nicole Milne (987-9210) or email: [email protected].
MID-SESSION REVIEW OF 2011 LEGISLATURE & ‘PORK REPORT’: 1 p.m., Saturday, March 19. Kona Vistas Pavilion. Sponsored by The Kona Tea Party. Will feature Nacia Blom of The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii who will review the 2011 legislative session to date. First 50 attendees will receive free copy of the “2010 Hawaii Pork Report.” Meeting will also show full length movie, “Agenda – Grinding America Down.” All welcome. Info: 334-1135 or go to www.konateaparty.com/.
KAWAIHAE CANOE CLUB KEIKI PROGRAM: For 12-18-year-olds with practices Mondays thru Thursdays. Includes transportation from Waimea Community Center to the harbor and back. Leave Waimea at 3 and 3:15 p.m.; Return to Waimea by 5:30 p.m. Info: Debbie (9376-4700) or Izzy (987-2819).
EAST COAST SWING CLASSES: Monday evenings at Waimea School Cafeteria. Current series of classes began March 7. Presented by Waimea Ballroom Dance Club. Level II ECS lessons. Lessons at 7pm for an hour followed by a practice mixer. $15 for 6 weeks plus $15 annual dues for new members. No partner necessary. Angel Prince, instructor. Info: Peter In (885-4776).
HAWAII ISLAND YOUTH SERVICES CONFERENCE: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 22. Hilton Waikoloa Village. Sponsored by the County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney in partnership with The Salvation Army. Will bring together community stakeholders to identify needs and challenges in serving youth in Hawai’I County. Info gathered will be used to guide future programs and to support funding requests. Free but advanced registration required. Call Lisa Faulkner-Inouye (934-3310) or email: [email protected].
‘RECREATING YOUR LIFE WHEN AT A CROSSROADS’ SUCCESS CLASS: 6-8:15 p.m.,two Tuesday, March 22. Waimea Community Education. A fun, interactive workshop with personal development coach Desiree Watson, who blends practical intuition, life skills and business knowledge so participants walk away with useful tools and insights to get clear about what you really want to do, move beyond fear/regain control. $50 fee with $10 discount if registered by March 1. Materials fee $5. Info & to register: 885-1539 or go to www.waimeaeducation.com. More info, go to www.DesireeWatson.com or call 883.9838.
PUNANA LEO O WAIMEA OPEN HOUSE: 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 23. at the school behind Hawaiian Homes Hall. An informational meeting about the preschool programwhich is specifically geared towards ‘ohana with preschool-age children interested in perpetuating the Hawaiian language and culture. Everyone invited. Questions? Call 885-8166.
FREE COLLEGE-BOUND COUNSELING FOR WAIMEA FAMILIES: From 5-7 p.m. every Wednesday evening through April in the Thelma Parker Library Meeting Room with Nancy Honda. Will provide help for families with high school students needing financial assistance for college or trade school. Mrs. Honda shares not only what is available in the way of scholarships, grants and financial assistance, but also how to write a resume and an introductory letter, etc. Drop by the library during this time for information and to schedule a personal appointment.
NORTH KOHALA PUBLIC LIBRARY ACCEPTING BOOK & MEDIA DONATIONS FOR BOOKSALE: Books, videos, CDs, DVDs – all in good condition – are welcome. Drop off during open hours please: Noon-8 p.m., Mondays, 9 a.m. -5 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Fridays. Book sale will be Saturday, March 26. Library staff can provide receipts for tax purposes when materials are delivered to the library. Info: 889-6655.
TIME TO BEGIN PLANNING FOR SUMMER: WAIMEA MIDDLE SCHOOL OFFERS ‘SUMMER JUMP START’ FOR ITS INCOMING 6TH, 7TH AND 8TH GRADERS: June 15-July 13 – 20 days (no classes on July 4). To help students get a head start on the next school year, the program will include “Middle School 101″ – organizational skills, note taking, computer basics and health tips as well as math and reading skill building. Also includes free morning bus transportation (for students normally eligible for busing), and free breakfast and lunch daily. Program concludes at 12:10 p.m. No transportation home provided but County’s free in-town shuttle available. School t-shirt uniforms required; all students also will receive two uniform t-shirts when registered for the program. There will be a modest charge and program is exclusively for the school’s incoming students. More information available by April 1. Info: Call WMS (887-6090 Ext. 222).
HALE HO’OLA HAMAKUA NEEDS VOLUNTEERS: North Hawai’i’s critical access hospital and long-term care facility welcomes kokua – sharing time with our kupuna…reading, knitting, visiting…bringing cheer and companionship! Info: Laura DeRose @ 808-775-7211 Ext. 273 or email: [email protected].
IMPORTANT – ANUENUE PLAYGROUND – WAIMEA COMMUNITY CALL TO ACTION: Initial attention will focus on keiki safety — pressure washing, sanding, sealing, decking and seating repairs, fencing repair/replacement, post replacement. Will need a wide array of skills, tools, materials & financial support. Go to www.WaimeaTown.org, for more details. This project is being coordinated by Waimea Community Association and Waimea Preservation Association in partnership with Hawaii County Parks & Rec staff, and with kokua from North Hawai’i Rotary and Waimea Outdoor Circle. Everyone’s help and generosity needed. Info: Sherman Warner (885-1725), Alex Woodbury (640-1566), Bill Sanborn (895-1122).