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Thursday, May 12th, 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.

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.

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).

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.

WAIMEA MIDDLE SCHOOL MAY DAY CELEBRATION: Friday, May 13. Thelma Parker Memorial Gym. Music begins at 8:30 a.m. as families and community friends are seated. 9 a.m. Kani Ka Pu! Let the program begin! Themed “He Waiwai Kou Leo: Your Voice Is A Treasure” – the program will honor all who are the “treasured voices” in our lives as selected by the May Day Court and the community resources who have shared their skills and expertise with WMS students throughout the year, and also the individuals considered “heroes” and role models on the school’s “Hero Wall” mural. This program is one of Waimea’s oldest continuing traditions with a student May Day court and classes presenting hula, music and dances of Hawai’i and the Pacific. Free and all welcome. Greenery and flowers to decorate the gym needed. If you can contribute greenery earlier in the week, email [email protected], or call Patti Cook (937-2833).

BONE MARROW REGISTRY COMES TO PARKER RANCH CENTER: 3-7 p.m., Friday, May 13. To specifically search for match for the daughter of a Parker Ranch employee who has been diagnosed with Fanconi Anemia and is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant. The national registry does not have a match. It only takes 10 minutes and a simple swab of the inside cheek. Everyone in Waimea urged to stop by.

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.

* 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.

PARKER SCHOOL STUDENTS PRESENT VOCAL ARTS RECITAL: 6 p.m., Friday, May 13. Parker School Theatre. Parker School senior Zen Kuriyama, a lyric baritone, will present his Senior Voice Recital, accompanied on piano by fellow Parker student, Paul Gregg. Will include operatic arias, art songs, and Broadway show tunes as the culmination of a year-long independent study course in preparation for attending Manhattanville College in New York as a Musical Theatre major. The recital also will feature Marena Dunnington, soprano, Mary Kamitaki, mezzo-soprano, and pianist Everett Knowles. Free and everyone welcome.

COUNTY BUDGET MEETINGS HOSTED BY COUNCILMAN YAGONG: 6:30 p.m., Friday, May 13. Kulaimano Center in Pepe’ekeo. Last of a series of meetings to seek public input on the draft County of Hawai’i Operating Budget for FY 2011-2012. To view the Mayor’s proposed budget, go to Info: Sharon Takata (961-8538).

HPA AND PRINCE DANCE INSTITUDE TO PRESENT MULTI-MEDIA DANCE “DISPOSABLE NATION”: 7 p.m., Friday & Saturday, May 13-14. Gates Performing Arts Center. a story of American culture and its effect on our environment featuring 75 dancers from around the island, ages four to adult tracking America’s evolution from primitive times to present day. Created by HPA teacher Angel Prince as a reaction to the current environmental and political environment. Tickets available only at the door: $20/adults, $10/students, $5/children under 5. Info: visit or call 881-4099.

33RD ANNUAL HAWAII ISLAND VISITOR INDUSTRY CHARITY WALK AT MAUNA LANI RESORT: Saturday, May 14. 6:45 a.m. start for runners; 7 a.m. for walkers. A 3-mile run/walk that will conclude at The Shops at Mauna Lani with entertainment by John Palos and food stations featuring the culinary creations of Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, Waikoloa Marriott, Mauna Kea Resort, Four Seasons Hualalai, Hilton Waikoloa, Hualalai Resort, Tommy Bahamas and Hilton Grand Vacations. Keiki 5-12 will be treated to complimentary 4D Movies at the Great 4-D Movie Ride at The Shops at Mauna Lani. A minimum donation of $35 per adult and $25 per child under the age of 18 is requested. Info and for pledge forms, go to This is part of a statewide fundraiser that supports hundreds of local charities throughout the State.

KOHALA WATERSHED PARTNERSHIP WORK DAY: Saturdays, May 14 & 28, June 11 & 25 and July 9 & 23. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the back of Parker Square and return by 3 p.m. Snacks, tools and protective gloves provided. Bring water and lunch. RSVP requested by emailing: [email protected]. Wear sturdy shoes and come prepared for sun, mist, wind or rain. Info:

PROFESSIONAL FILMMAKING WORKSHOPS DURING BIG ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL: Saturday, May 14. At The Shops at Mauna Lani. $50 fee per workshop. Early registration suggested as space is limited. To register, log on to Workshop include:

* 9-11:30 a.m.: “Inside Pitch” by Larger Than Life Productions’ Naketha Mattocks, whose Oscar-nominated projects include “Seabiscuit,” “Hunger Games,” and “Pleasantville.” Also oversaw development and production of “Charlotte’s Web.”

* 12:30-3 p.m.: Ron Osborn’s screenwriting workshop, “It’s Alive: Breathing Life into Your Characters.” Osborn’s memorable characters include comedies like “Mork & Mindy,” “Night Court,” “Moonlighting” and “Duckman” as well as the award-winning drama “West Wing” and feature films like “Meet Joe Black.” Osborn, who teaches screenwriting for Dreamworks, won BIFF’s first Golden Honu Award for Screenwriting in 2009.

The cost is $50 each with advance registration required.

MAUNA KEA QUILTERS MONTHLY MEETING: 9:30 a.m. – Noon, Saturday, May 14 and 2nd Saturday of every month in the Thelma Parker Memorial Library Meeting Room. This patchwork quilters group enjoys sharing their love of quilting with others. They begin monthly meetings with a short business session and show and tell. The group generously contributes quilts to support a variety of community organizations and also have provided quilts to the police/fire department and North Hawaii Community Hospital for those in need and at Christmas they make quilted stockings and quilts for needy children. Info: Becky Parkinson (937-2159).

WAIMEA OUTDOOR CIRCLE ANNUAL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING & NANI WAIMEA AND SERVICE AWARDS LUNCHEON: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, May 14. Daniel Thiebaut’s Restaurant. Registration, payment of annual dues and networking from 11 a.m. Buffet luncheon at 11:30 and meeting begins at 12:15 p.m. Guest speaker: County Council Vice Chairman Pete Hoffman, followed by a recap of the year’s activities by WOC President Mary M. Kitchen. The annual Nani Waimea beautification award and 2010 service awards will be presented and election of officers will conclude the meeting. Reservations requested by May 9 by calling Glenda Pell (885-5350). Tickets $25 including tax and gratuity.

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].

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.

‘FEAST FOR THE ‘AINA: CELEBRATING THE LAND AND ALL IT PROVIDES’: 6 p.m., Saturday, May 14. Peter Merriman welcomes community friends to meet the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust (HILT) over a feast of fine wine and fresh Hawai’i Island fare to get to know this organization and its passion for preserving land in Hawai’i Nei. Merriman’s Restaurant. Menu by Chef Allen Hess and Pastry Chef Beverly Kypfer. Wine selections by Johnson Brothers. $150 per person. Reservations available at or by calling (808) 244-5263. HILT is a nationally accredited statewide land conservancy formed through a merger of like-minded organizations on Kaua’i, O’ahu, Maui, and Hawai’i Island. HILT is a 501(c)3 non-profit. A portion of tickets for the evening are a tax-deductible contribution to the extent permitted by law.

DR. MADELINE SCHATZ ON ‘MOZART REQUIEM MASS’ & CONCERT: 3 p.m., Sunday, May 15. Sheraton Keauhou Resort Ballroom. Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra’s Artistic Director, Dr. Madeline Schatz, will present a pre-concert talk on a treatise she wrote on this Mozart piece as part of her doctoral studies at USC, then stay for the 4 p.m. concert with a 25-person orchestra with guest soloists and 80-voice chorus. Tickets : $20/Adults ; $5/keiki and students. Available online: or call 334-9880.

WAIMEA HAWAIIAN CIVIC CLUB MONTHLY MEETING: 6 p.m., Sunday, May 15 and 2nd Sunday of every month. Imiola Church Laiana Hall. (Note: This is a change in meeting days from 2010.) Potluck follows. President: Maulili Dickson (987-9378).

POST LEGISLATIVE SESSION COMMUNITY BRIEFINGS: The 2011 Legislative Session adjourns May 5 AND Dist. 1 Rep. Mark Nakashima will hold meetings throughout his district. All invited:

* Monday, May 16 @ 9 a.m. – Kohala Seniors

* Monday, May 16 @ 4 p.m. – North Kohala Library

* Tuesday, May 17 @ 9 a.m. – Pa’auilo Seniors

* Wednesday, May 18 @ 9 a.m. – Honoka’a Seniors

* Wednesday, May 18 @ 7 p.m. – Rural South Hilo – Kalanianaole School Cafeteria

* Thursday, May 19 @ 9 a.m. – Papa’ikou Seniors and 10:15 a.m. – Pepe’ekeo Seniors

* Thursday, May 19 @ 7 p.m. – North Hilo Community Council – Laupahoehoe School Library

* Friday, May 20 @ 9 a.m. – Laupahoehoe Seniors

* Thursday, May 26 @ 6 p.m. – NHERC – Honoka’a

FRIENDS OF THELMA PARKER MEMORIAL LIBRARY ANNUAL MEETING: 3-5 p.m., Tuesday, May 17. Library Conference Room. Meeting moved to may to assure a quorum and gathering will approve proposed ByLaw revision for date change. Draft ByLaws are posed on the association website: Meeting will include business, election of officers (nominations will be accepted from the floor), and voting on the proposed Amendments to the ByLaws. Light refreshments to be served.

HAWAIIAN HONEYCREEPERS: AN EVOLVING STORY PRESENTATION AT NHERC: 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 17. Presentation by Dr. Patrick Hart, Associate Professor of Biology, UH Hilo. Hawaiian Honeycreepers have evolved into at least 55 wildly different species from a single flock of finches that arrived in the islands over 4.5 million years ago. Although they are a case study for extinction, there is hope. Free presentation. Info and to RSVP, call: 775-8890 or go to

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 – Monday, 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.

HPA COMMENCEMENT: 10 a.m., Friday, May 20. Castle Gym/Upper Campus. 98 graduating seniors to take part. Headmaster Lindsay Barnes will preside. Lupe Diaz, Upper School math teacher, will deliver commencement address. As part of commencement week, a baccalaureate service will be held at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, May 19, in Davies Chapel with Lois

Inman and Dana Petteys, senior class deans, as the featured speakers.

16th ANNUAL KONA-KOHALA CHAMBER GOLF TOURNEY AT HUALALAI: Friday, May 20. Play begins at 1 p.m. with a two-person, select-drive, better-ball format. A post-golf awards ceremony offers heavy pupus at the Four Seasons Resort. Entry fee as a Chamber fundraiser is $250 per person. Register online at or phone 329-1758.

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