North Hawaii Calendar

Thursday, May 5th, 2011
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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: Saturday please! For complete calendar, go to


CONSTRUCTION WORK ON MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY OF ADA SIDEWALKS, DRY WELL, ETC: Work has started on the East end of town. Will be some lane closures but one lane of traffic will be maintained in both directions at all times. Lighted signs posted as work progresses. Work from 7 a.m. but will confine lane closures to 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Goodfellow Bros. doing the work for the County using federal ARRA funds. Hotline for info/updates: 887-0381.

BREAST FEEDING FRIENDS TALK-STORY: 10-11 a.m., Thursday, May 5 & 24 and 2nd and 4th Tuesday monthly thereafter. Family Support Services of West Hawai’I’s Waimea Conference Room (across the parking lot from Tutu’s House). Free. For breast feeding moms, those who intend to breast feed and supportive past breast feeders (aunties, tutus). To share and continue to educate, problem solve and mentor each other. Facilitated by Breast Feeding Educator and Birth Doula Kiah Teves. Info: 936-4345.

IMPORTANT: MAUNA KEA SUMMIT ADMINISTRATIVE RULES PROCESS ON WAIMEA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION TOWN MEETING AGENDA: 5:15 p.m., Thursday, May 5. (First Thursday of most months.) Waimea School cafeteria. Everyone invited. Presentation is very early informational outreach by the UH, which was authorized by the 2010 Legislature to develop and adopt Administrative Rules for public and commercial activities in the UH Management Areas on Mauna Kea. This process will formalize many of the operational guidelines already in effect in the summit region and bring them into conformance with adjoining NAR and Forest Reserve rules. The primary focus of the rules will be to protect natural and cultural resources and promote public safety. Jeff Melrose, under contract to the Office of Mauna Kea Management, will share information on current public and commercial use of the UH Management Area and look for input from the community on related issues. Draft rules and Public Hearings to adopt proposed rules are not expected until early 2012. Also on agenda: Introduction of new Parker Ranch CEO Dutch Kuyper and update by new South Kohala Community Policing Officer Denise Smith Erickson. As always for WCA Town Meetings, donations for Waimea food pantries requested and project chair Elaine Warner will “Pass the Hat” preferably for checks or cash to enable pantry staff to purchase fresh fruit, vegetables and other essentials for families in need. Also, hot coffee provided by Starbucks-Waimea for all meetings. Donations welcome for the coffee which are given to the food pantry too. Info: Sherman Warner (885-1725).

WAIMEA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL’S MAY DAY PROGRAM: Friday, May 6. Families invited. Will be held on the field this year – one performance only. Note: No school that day for Waimea Middle students.

SOCIAL MEDIA TRAINING TO HELP COMMUNITY ADVOCATES CONVEY DRUG-FREE PREVENTION MESSAGES: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday, May 6. Waikoloa Beach Marriott Hotel. Registration 8:30 a.m. Sponsored by the North Hawai’i Drug Free Coalition in partnership with CADCA, SAMHSA, County Prosecuting Attorney, Five Mountains Hawai’i, UH-NHERC and Office of Social Ministries. Free but seating limited so first come. Registrer by Friday, April 29. Primarily targeting professionals working with youth. Will explore use of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, RSS feeds, Blogging, Skype, etc. and what other coalitions across the country are doing using these tools. Participants encouraged to bring laptops but may follow along with the trainer. Senior Manager of Dissemination & Coalition Relations for CADCA, Sue Stine, will lead presentation. Info, training schedule and registration: go to or call Deanna Kackley (887-0756).

WAIMEA’S PIKO GALLERY EXHIBITS: Open free to the public, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Located in the back of Parker Ranch Center next to Lilikoi Café. Features fine art in a wide array of media by native Hawaiian and Pacific Island artists.

* Now through May 31: “Mamo” – Organized by the Pa’i Foundation featuring “Hawaiian Hands, Hawaiian Hearts” – works of kanaka maoli artists from all around Hawai’i Island. Coordinated by Bernice Akamine, a former haumana and current kumu of HOEA. Many pieces for sale.

* June 6-July 6: A Paniolo-Hawaiian Ranching themed art and artifacts exhibit. Artists from all islands currently being recruited – only requirement is they must be native Hawaiian in keeping with HOEA’s mission. It can be in any medium including leather work, painting, photography, etc. Anyone interested and meets criteria should contact PIKO Gallery or encourage others to do so. Tel: Jennifer Bryan – 885-6240.

HONOKA’A’S ANNUAL RELAY FOR LIFE: 6 p.m., Friday, May 6, until 6 a.m., Saturday, May 7. On the field at Honoka’a High School. A benefit for the American Cancer Society featuring great local entertainment and touching ceremonies to celebrate survivorship, remember thos who have lost the battle, and fight back against this dreaded disease. 2011 Student Chair: Manilyn Martinez who will lead Honoka’a High and Intermediate students in organizing this event as a student leadership training and service learning program. Survivor Lap info and participation: Angella Brandt or Jana Carpio (775-8800 Ext. 264), or email: [email protected], or go to

‘TROPICAL PAWS’ – THE ANNUAL HAWAII ISLAND HUMANE SOCIETY BENEFIT: 6 p.m., Friday, May 6. Four Seasons Resort. HIHS’ biggest “fun-raiser” of the year! Tickets available online at, or from the Waimea shelter, or call 329-2135, ext. 2. Tickets $100 or $1500 for table of ten. To contribute silent auction donations or otherwise help with sponsorship, or to volunteer, contact Donna at 329-8002 or email: [email protected]. Tickets: 329-2135. Info:

NEW HOPE WAIMEA’S ‘INDOOR SWAP MEET’: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, May 7 and the first Saturday of every month. Many schools, groups/organizations, and individuals utilize the gym, and proceeds from this monthly marketplace benefit the Gymnasium Improvement Fund at New Hope Waimea. Bring a friend and shop for antiques, unique collectables, crafts, clothes, books, food, art, rummage, jewelry, toys and more. Vendor space still available and reasonable. For vendor information please call Skip @ 989-4422 or email [email protected].

HAWAI’I HIGH SCHOOL RODEO ASSOCIATION SEASON CONTINUES – DISTRICT FINALS: Saturday-Sun., May 7-8, 2011. Parker Ranch Arena-Waimea. Promotes the sport of rodeo, sportsmanship, paniolo heritage, land and animal stewardship and youth scholarship. Each island has keiki, junior high and high school divisions. Junior High and high school competitors compete in their district and then at the state level here in Waimea, then the top four in each event has an opportunity to compete nationally, Generally, rodeos are the first weekend of the month with Keiki (Grades K-5) and Junior High (6-8) on Saturday beginning at 8 a.m., and High School (9-12) from 8 a.m. on Sunday. Admission free; donations welcome and concessions support the program. Info: 776-1693 or 938-1496. Future dates: June 10-12 (State Finals).

AYSO 2011 FALL REGISTRATION: For boys and girls 4-18 (born between 8/1/92 and 7/31/07. $75 registration. Complete form online at Print and sign a copy of each player’s form. Send with check payable to AYSO 403 by June 30 to: AYSO 403, General Delivery, Kapaau, HI 96755. (Returned check fee $20). Save $10 by registering in person only at the locations listed below. Info: go to website:, or call Charito (640-2564) in Waimea; Julie (557-2214) in Honoka’a, Millicent (936-6595) in North Kohala, or Lynn (989-6970) in Waikoloa.

* Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m. to noon: Waimea Community Center.

* Friday, May 13 & 20, 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at Honokaa Park.

* Saturday, May 14, 9 a.m. – noon: Waikoloa’s Hooko Street Park.

* Wednesday, May 18, 2-6 p.m. at Takata Store in North Kohala.

15TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF PUNANA LEO O WAIMEA: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, May 7. At the preschool’s campus next to Kuhio Hale – the Hawaiian Homes Hall. Will include an open house, entertainment, cultural demonstrations and Hawaiian plate lunches. More info to come. Info: Punana Leo (885-7166).

1ST ST. JAMES THRIFT SHOP FASHION SHOW LUNCHEON BENEFIT CELEBRATING MOTHERS’ DAY. Noon, Saturday, May 7. Tickets $25/Adults; $15/children. Proceeds to be split between the food pantry at Annunciation Catholic Church and Mala’ai: The Culinary Garden of Waimea Middle School. Featuring great fashion finds for men, women, teens and children from this popular thrift shop and a delicious “Salads & Sweets” luncheon buffet and fashion show. Also includes a Hat Contest (wear your favorite hat or decorate one for Mother’s Day), and a silent auction of three baskets: Mother’s Home Spa (treat Mother to a day at home with bath and body pleasures); ‘Ohana at the Beach (cooler, towels etc. for a family day at the beach); and ‘Ohana at Home Night (DVDs, blanket, popcorn and candy for a cozy night at home). Info & tickets: Laurie Rosa (885-7647).

WAIMEA CROP SHARE: Every Saturday through May 2011, 12:30-3 p.m. At Mala`ai: The Culinary Garden of Waimea Middle School. Over a ton of fresh produce from North Hawai’i backyard gardens and farms have been shared with others to date! 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].

IN SHAPE HAWAI’I PRESENTS MOTHERS’ DAY ‘COOKING FOR THE HEALTH OF IT’: 2:30-5:30 p.m., Saturday, May 7. Wai’aka Homestead-Waimea. Presented by nutritionist Vivienne Aronowitz, M.P.H., R.D. Learn that “delicious, healthy, craveable, convenient, affordable and easy to make” are not mutually exclusive. Class includes tips on meal planning, quick and easy dishes, healthy seasonings and a tasting of delicious foods inspired by World cuisines. Class instructor Aronowitz of Waimea is co-author of the Healthwise Quantity Cookbook and just returned from a workshop at the Culinary Institute in St. Helena, CA, on Healthy Cooking, which was also attended by the U.S. Surgeon General, whose primary focus is prevention including educational classes like this. $50 with 10% of proceeds going to Mala’ai: The Culinary Garden of Waimea Middle School. Space limited. Info & to register, email: [email protected] or call (936-9001).

WAIMEA NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS WEEKLY MEETING: 5:30 p.m., Saturdays. At Mama’s House Thrift Store – next to Napa Auto Parts on Mamalahoa Highway. Everyone welcome.


35th ANNUAL HORSE SHOW, HUNTER TRIALS AND PLAY DAY AT HPA: 9 a.m., Sun., May 8. Upper Campus. Play Day show begins at noon. Entry deadline: Friday, April 29. Riders welcome from throughout the state, according to show manager Judy Folk. Cathy Darrow of Pepe’ekeo will judge; she is a 2011 US Equestrian Federation (USEF) ‘r’ Dressage judge. Riders will compete in the following divisions and ribbons will be awarded through 6th place:

Terrain Explorers (no jumping required – an opportunity for horses and riders ready to explore hills, dales, swales and turns; geared for new explorations); Log Traversers (5-6 logs (18″-2′ high) to be traversed-safely and with gusto; appropriate for young and experienced riders);

Leaping Lizards (8-10 jumping efforts, no higher than 2’6″); Brave Hearts (13-15 jumping efforts, no higher than 2’9″); Soaring Jumpers (17-19 jumping efforts, no higher than 3′, with spreads anticipated). There is entry fee for all events including Play Day. Event is free to spectators and all welcome. Info or show registration, call Laura Rose (895-6632) or e-mail: [email protected].

MOTHERS’ DAY A CAPELLA CHORAL CONCERT WITH WAIMEA CONSORT: 6:30 p.m., Saturday, May 7 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hawi, and again at 4 p.m., Sun., May 8. HPA’s Davies Chapel. The program will be devoted to songs about plants, featuring works by Binchois, Costeley, Janequin, Gabrieli, Gesualdo, Dowland, Tomkins, Schumann, St-Saens, de Lange, and many more – promising enough musical flowers to make a wonderful bouquet for mothers on this Mothers Day weekend! Free and everyone invited. Info:

TIME TO BEGIN SUMMER PLANNING: WAIMEA MIDDLE SCHOOL EXPANDS SUMMER ‘JUMP START’ EXCLUSIVELY FOR INCOMING 6TH, 7TH AND 8TH GRADERS: June 13-July 13 – 20 days (no classes 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 12:15 p.m. $50 per child. Scholarships available. Registration form and scholarship applications available online at, or call Summer Jump Start Principal Mary Martinson: 887-6090 Ext. 252.

FREE & LOW COST DENTAL CARE ON THE AMAZING TOOTH BUS: Thanks to community friends, this urgently needed service is again available for uninsured and MedQUEST-eligible youth up to 20 years of age who live in Honoka’a, Waimea, Kohala and Waikoloa. Scheduling based on urgency of care. Sponsored by Hamakua Health Center and Kohala Family Health Center with grants and other community support. Financial counselors will assist individuals and families with application for the Sliding Fee Discount Program and MedQUEST enrollment if not already a member. The bus will rotate between Honoka’a and Kohala Family Health Center on Hospital Road in Kapa’au. Info: 333-8410.

NHERC SPRING 2011 ‘LIFELONG LEARNING’ CLASSES BEGIN MAY 9: 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 MS Word 2010 – Beyond the Basics with Diane Koani – Mon., May 9-23, 6-7:30 p.m. $35 + $15 materials fee.

NEW WEDNESDAY FARMERS MARKET AT ANNA RANCH: 1-5 p.m. weekly. A great solution for those who run out of fresh local produce mid-week and/or can’t make it to the Saturday morning markets. 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. Interested vendors, call Anna Ranch (885-4426) or email Vicki at [email protected]. Please use caution if parking along the edge of Kawaihae Road though this is permitted.

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.

STEEL GUITAR-DOBRO MASTER DANNY TOFT AT THELMA PARKER LIBRARY: 5-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 11. Conference Room. Sponsored by the library. Formerly from Truckee and Ventura, California, Toft has played and recorded with Ernie Cruz, Sr., Glenn Nihipali, Yisa, Bobby Reno, Keoki Kahumoku and others. Will include an intimate concert/demonstration of 6 and 8 string tunings, tablature, ear training and a total variety of styles, combinations, patterns, licks and more. Also common-uncommon songs, instrumentals ranging from way back ’30s through the ’90s, also Hawaiian, hapa-haole swing, country, rock-pop, jazz and swing. Toft will explain how to transfer steel guitar licks, patterns and sounds to standard guitar styles and techniques. Also included will be history and trivia, facts on Hawaiian and pedal steel. Free and all invited – and you may bring your own steel guitar if you wish. Info: email: [email protected]

EXPERIENCE SUMMER AT HPA: Many different learning opportunities from Tiny Tots and Junior Tennis to Equestrian Camp, Youth Basketball Camps, Youth Swim & Water Polo Camp, Summer Sessions, Ka Makani Kids Camp and swimming lessons. Info: call the Auxiliary Programs Office (881-4088) or e-mail [email protected].

MAY 20 DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR HAWAIIAN ‘OHANA FOR EDUCATION IN THE ARTS (HOEA) STUDIO PROGRAM: For artists 17 years and older. The HOEA program consists of a four-week Summer Program (June 13-July and two-week Winter Studio Program (Dec. 12-22), the Business of Art Workshop, and the HOEA Art Market. Students receive 160 hours of instruction during the Summer Session, 70 hours of learning and a final assessment resulting in a certificate of completion during the Winter Session. 2011 studios to include wood working, weaving, printmaking and jewelry. Students must complete all course for certification. Between summer and winter sessions, students will be given directed studies. There is tuition and financial aid is available. Info and to download the applications, go to or email [email protected].

MAY 31 DEADLINE – HAWAI’I COUNTY PUBLIC ACCESS, OPEN SPACE & NATURAL RESOURCES PRESERVATION COMMISSION: The commission is accepting suggestion forms for properties to be considered for acquisition in 2011. Info: Go to or call: Alexandra Kelepolo (961-8069).

WAIMEA COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASSES: For full list of classes, hours, cost and instructor information, go to 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.

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, 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).

EXTENSIVE CLASSES OFFERED AT KOHALA’S NEW ‘LEARNING CENTER’: Go to for full class roster and how to register. A project sponsored by the North Kohala Community Resource Center for all ages. There is a charge for some programs. Info: .

UH HILO’S COLLEGE CREDIT COURSES AT NHERC/HONOKA’A – FALL 2011: Begin week of Aug. 22 through Dec. 16. Local UH-Hilo students encouraged to register now; new student applications due July 1. Community members and high school students may also enroll through the first week of courses. Info: NHERC (775-8890) or go to All courses can be applied toward UH-Hilo general education requirements. Live, in-person classes include:

* Math 121 – Intro Stats and Prob – Tuesday / Thursday 2 – 3:15 p.m.

University 101 – Fresh Experience (WI) – Tuesday / Thursday 10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

* Sociology 100 – Principles of Sociology – Mon. 5-8 p.m. (at Kanu o ka Aina in Waimea)

* History 151 – World History: To 1500 AD – Thursday 4-6:45 p.m.

Hawaiian Language 101 – Elementary Hawaiian I – Tuesday / Wednesday 5-6:30 p.m.

* Biology 101 – General Biology – Tuesday 6-8:45 p.m.

WAIMEA SENIOR CLUB MONTHLY MEETINGS. 9 a.m., Tuesday, May 10 (and the 2ND Tuesday of each month). Waimea Senior Center. All persons 55+ invited to join. Daily activities include: Mondays: Hawaiian quilting, Tuesdays: Meetings & crafts, Wednesdays:Line Dancing, Thursdays: Mah Jong, Fridays: Ground Golf, Ukulele lessons & Hula Lessons. Info: Pat Lewi, President (885-4307).

SOUTH KOHALA TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMITTEE MONTHLY MEETING: 4 p.m., Tuesday, May 10 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. Info: Chair Mike Price email: [email protected].

2011 BIG ISLAND ‘TALK STORY’ FILM FESTIVAL: May 11-15. Mauna Lani Resort. Celebrating narrative filmmaking from Hawai’i and around the world. Includes free family films under the stars at The Shops at Mauna Lani, daytime movies and nightly double features at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawai’i stellar social events, networking opportunities, celebrity receptions, workshops, awards and a closing night “Best of the Fest” with a top Hawaiian music concert and audience-voted Best Feature and Best Short from BIFF 2011.

Info: visit or call (883-0394).

‘LETTERS ABOUT LITERATURE’ HAWAI’I FINALIST AWARDS CEREMONY & READING: 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 11. Thelma Parker Memorial Library. Featuring Waikoloa reader Bruce Risley, who entered the contest by writing a letter to Richard and Florence Atwater about “Mr. Popper’s Penguins.” His letter now goes to the national competition to be judged by the Library of Congress Center for the Book. This reading is especially suited to keiki grades 4 through 12 and is sponsored by the Library of Congress Center for the Book in partnership with Target stores. Community invited to hear Bruce read his winning entry, which earned him cash awards and a Library of Congress certificate. Info: 887-6067.

WAIMEA’S PUPULE PAPALE CHAPTER OF THE RED HAT SOCIETY MONTHLY MEETING: 12:30 p.m., Thursday, May 12 and the 2nd Thursday of every month at a local restaurant. May meeting at Paniolo Restaurant. This sisterhood actively promotes fun, friendship, freedom, fulfillment and fitness as well as the contributions of women. If interested in joining, call Queen Mother Nina Disbro (895-1234). June 9 meeting at Bamboo Restaurant in North Kohala; July 14 meeting at Merriman’s; August 11 meeting at Waimea’s Huli Sue’s.

WAIKOLOA VILLAGE TALK STORY/TOWN HALL MEETING: 6 p.m., Thursday, May 12. WVA Community Room next to the golf club. A joint meeting between County Councilman Pete Hoffmann and WVA including Hawai’i County budget, the affordable housing project and health center, as well as an update on the light industrial project. An open forum follows to allow attendees to bring up issues of importance to them. Everyone invited. Info: 883-9422.

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