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Thursday, June 2nd, 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


LANE CLOSURES ON MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY IN WAIMEA: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. week days as part of a federally funded project to upgrade sidewalks to conform with federal ADA mandates. Contractor also will be closing one of the left turn lanes from Lindsey Road to Mamalahoa from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. beginning Monday, June 6 through June 17 to allow for work in front of Bank of Hawaii and First Hawaiian Bank. This work was delayed until school was out for the summer to help minimize traffic impacts. Hotline for info/updates: 887-0381.

CANCELLED – WAIMEA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION TOWN MEETING: No Town Meeting Thursday, June 2. Next meeting will be at 5:15 p.m., Thursday, July 7 and and the first Thursday of most months. Waimea School cafeteria. Everyone invited. Info: Sherman Warner (885-1725) or go to

HUNGER ISSUES EVEN MORE SERIOUS DURING SUMMER: When families do not have school breakfast and lunch programs to help feed children, there is often a peak in need at local food pantries, and more so in these challenging times when gas and utilities costs are soaring. Please consider dropping a donation off at the Annunciation or New Hope food pantries throughout the summer! With no WCA Town Meeting to collect cash donations, KTA Sav-A-Tapes, Foodland Maka’i Rewards or foods, your kokua is much needed. If you would like to kokua, call Ann Lum (885-0879) with Annunciation Catholic Church’s food pantry, or Johanna Reeve (885-5510) at the New Hope food pantry.

COMMUNITY HELP WITH FREE HOUSING ‘HAWAII PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL’ INSTRUCTORS: The 2011 Festival will run June 24-July 15, providing over 10 free concerts and many more events that give this community amazing musical experiences and also underwrite scholarships for 11 young Hawaii artists. This event has poured over $2.5 million into the local economy since starting in 2005. They need homes for faculty — with privacy and “recovery time” from intensive schedules. Hosts are not expected to feed or entertain these faculty members, just kokua with housing — condos, ohanas, whole homes not occupied during the festival. Great care is taken to be sure homes are cared for and left in top notch condition. For more info, call Carole Chillingworth, Housing Director (volunteer): 887-1177, 936-4142 or email: [email protected].

GOT HANGERS? Waimea Elementary School’s Thrift Shop – run entirely by volunteers – needs hangers – all kinds, including those for skirts and pants. If you have some to spare, please drop off at the shop during regular hours if possible – 1-3 p.m., Wednesdays, or 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. The shop is near the back entry gate to the school campus – behind or south of the Post office. Donations of gently used clothing and household items also most appreciated and tax deductible receipts provided. All funds generated by the shop benefit students at Waimea Elementary School.

NEW HOPE WAIMEA’S ‘INDOOR SWAP MEET’: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, June 4 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].

NORTH HAWAI’I 1st ANNUAL HOMESCHOOLERS CURRICULUM SALE IN WAIMEA: 9 a.m. – Noon, Saturday, June 4. Thelma Parker Library Conference Room. Families and teachers who are homeschooling – this is a good opportunity to purchase books, curriculum or other items for the coming school year. If you have items that teachers or homeschoolers could use in their work that you would like to sell them, email Sue at [email protected] to sign up for a table. All welcome.

NORTH HAWAII HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING: Saturday, June 4 & 11. Will provide an overview of hospice services provided to the community, including patient care, advance care directives, grief and bereavement support, and the special role of a Hospice Volunteer. Participants will learn valuable skills for patient caregiving and End of Life support. Info: Juli Szilagvi (930-6625) though registration closed. More info, go to

BIG ISLAND PEN WOMEN MONTHLY MEETING: 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m., Saturday, June 4. Daniel Thiebaut Restaurant. Agenda includes election of officers and musical entertainment by Rona Lee and Anjalisa Aitken, and a representative from the Jupiter Foundation presenting about their work with whale songs. Members: $18; Guests: $20. Info and to RSVP, email: [email protected]. Info about Pen Women, go to:

IMPORTANT NOTICE: WAIMEA CROP SHARE TO CONTINUE THROUGH SUMMER: 12:30-3 p.m. every Saturday. 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 back yard garden or farm to exchange with or donate to others. Crop Share 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. Info: Nicole Milne (987-9210) or email: [email protected].

WEST HAWAI’I DANCE THEATRE SPRING PERFORMANCE: 3 p.m., Saturday, June 4. Aloha Theatre in Kainaliu. Featuring “The Ballet Doll” and “Coppelia,” a charming, funny ballet full of humor and ballet mime based on a story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, titled “Der Sandmann” (“The Sandman”), published in 1815. This ballet premiered in 1870 and includes automatons, dolls and marionettes. Will be performed by aspiring dance artists, from age 3 through adults, “Coppelia”, with choreography by Midori Satoh and Artistic Director Virginia Holte. Tickets $12/adults; $6/under age 12. May be purchased in advance by phone (329-8876). Proceeds benefit the academy’s ongoing programs.

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.

THE CAZ AT KAHILU THEATRE CONCLUDE 2010-’11 SEASON: 8 p.m., Saturday, June 4. Info and tickets: 885-6868 or go to

10th ANNUAL KUKI’O CHALLENGE: Sunday, June 5. Kekaha Kai State Park, North Kona. Benefits Hui Laulima O Kekaha Kai, which was established to ensure the protection of the natural, cultural, and scenic resources of the 1,600-acre park makai of Queen Ka`ahumanu Hwy that extend from the ahupua`a of Kaulana on the south, to Manini`owali and Kuki`o on the north. The park encompasses 6 miles of shoreline, many pre- and post-contact historic properties, as well as anchialine ponds, native plants, wildlife, geologic features and ocean resources. The race consists of a .5 mile swim, 3-mile run, and 4-mile OC-1 paddle, or 2-mile paddleboard/stand-up paddleboard. An awards lunch with local entertainment follows at Kikaua Point Park. Local businesses invited to participate through monetary and product donations to offset event expenses. 100% of participant entry fees go to the park. Check-In & Race Marking at 7:30a.m. Mandatory Pre-Race Meeting at 8:45 a.m.. Race starts at 9 a.m.; Lunch, Awards & Entertainment at 11 a.m. Deadline to register online: 3 p.m., Friday, June 3. Go to and click on Public Access Pages>>. Must be over 14 to participate and there is a charge. Limited to 110 competitors. Spectators welcome. Non-competitors lunch tickets: $15. Info: Paola Calciolari at 325-4108.

KAWAIHAE LOCAL RESOURCE COUNCIL MONTHLY MEETING MOVED TO 2ND SUNDAY IN JUNE! All invited. Info: call Diane Kaneali’i, president of Kailapa Community Association (640-3195).

HPA SWIM/WATER POLO CAMP: Session 1: June 6-10; Session 2: June 13-17. 8:30-11:30 a.m. Two camps for students 8 years of age and older at Dowsett Pool. Students must be able to swim 25 yards or more to attend. Will cover four competitive strokes (butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle), starts and turns. Participants will learn the basics, improve their skills or master technique. Water polo instruction will include general water polo skills, ball handling and team play. HPA varsity swim and Academy Swim Club coach Mark Noetzel will lead the camps. All levels — beginning, intermediate, and advanced — encouraged to participate. $140 per session. Info: Mark Noetzel (640-6236) or e-mail: [email protected].

PARKER SCHOOL SUMMER ARTS AND ATHLETICS CAMP: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., June 6-July 1. Provides campers with a wide variety of indoor and outdoor experiences including visual and performing arts, athletics, games, waterplay, hip-hop dancing, ceramics, soccer, drama, hockey, tennis, drawing, painting, kite making, fort building, jewelry making, yoga, zumba, hiking, juggling and more. For more specifics, visit the Parker School website or email [email protected]. There is a charge.

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 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. $5 per class.

STILL TIME TO REGISTER FOR WAIMEA MIDDLE SCHOOL 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.

NORTH KOHALA PUBLIC LIBRARY SUMMER READING FOR CHILDREN, TEENS, ADULTS: June 6-July 8. Theme: “One World, Many Stories,” and will feature stories, crafts and games from around the world. Highlight of series will be a story telling performance by Niall de Burca, one of Ireland’s finest story tellers, at 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 28. Directed to elementary age students and older. This program including events below are funded by the Friends of the Library of Hawai’i, the Friends of North Kohala Library, UH-College of Continuing Education and many corporate donors. Info: 889-6655. The summer program includes:

3 p.m., Tuesday, June 7, 14, 21 & July 5: Elementary age join in stories, crafts and games.

10 a.m. Fridays: The ongoing Preschool Story Time series continues.

3 p.m. Wednesday: Librarian Janet Lam will conduct a story telling workshop to assist beginning storytellers in learning how to enchant an audience with a great story. This series will conclude with a storytelling performance for families and friends. The storytelling workshop is open to interested participants from age 8 to adult.

Ongoing reading challenge: each child, teen, and adult who registers and records their reading during the five weeks will receive a small prize when they visit the library each week, as well as the opportunity to enter in drawings for great prizes. Elementary age readers are invited to participate in a special reading challenge where they can receive an additional prize for completing 8 reading challenge activities.

PANIOLO-HAWAIIAN RANCHING ‘LIFESTYLE & LANDSCAPE’ ART & ARTIFACTS EXHIBIT AT WAIMEA’S PIKO GALLERY: Opens June 6 through July 6. Free and all welcome between 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. For this exhibit, native Hawaiian artists from all islands were recruited in any medium including leather work, painting, photography, etc. Not to be missed! Info: Jennifer Bryan – 885-6240.

COUNCILMAN PETE HOFFMANN TO HOST COMMUNITY MEETING: 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 7. Waikoloa Village Community Meeting Room adjacent to the restaurant and golf course. The County Planning Director, Ms Bobby-Jean Leithead Todd, will be present to address community concerns regarding the Bridge Aina Le’a project and related local area issues. This includes recent unprecedented Land Use Commission decision to revert these lands from Urban back to Agriculture. All are invited. Info: 883-8547 or 887-2043.

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.

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.

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].

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 – Monday 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’S PUPULE PAPALE CHAPTER OF THE RED HAT SOCIETY MONTHLY MEETING: 12:30 p.m., Thursday, June 9 and the 2nd Thursday of every month at a local 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.

PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY ALTERNATIVES AND INCENTIVES FOR NORTH HAWAII HOMEOWNERS: 6-8 p.m., Thursday, June 9. Tutu’s House. Presented by ProVision Solar Inc. Learn about this alternative to fossil fuel and how it works in Hawaii including system design and tax incentives available. Reservations requested: 885-6777.

REALISTIC OIL PAINTING WITH ARTIST PATRICK CHING: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Friday, June 10. Waimea Community Education – class limited to 6 students. Meant for everyone, including beginners. For inspiration, check out Patrick’s web site: To register, go to Waimea Community Education’s website.

HAWAI’I HIGH SCHOOL RODEO ASSOCIATION STATE FINALS: Fri-Sunday, June 10-12. 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. Admission free; donations welcome and concessions support the program. Info: 776-1693 or 938-1496.

PAPAALOA HONGWANJI BAZAAR & RUMMAGE SALE – 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, June 11. Temple is on the makai side of mile marker 24 off Highway 19. Sale will include chicken sausage, sushi, baked goods, vegetables, household goods, furniture, crafts, clothes, books and much more! Info: Carrie Luke-Knotts (557-5526) or email: [email protected].

KOHALA WATERSHED PARTNERSHIP WORK DAY: Saturdays, June 11 & 25 and July 9 & 23. May 28 will be going again to Pu’u Pili to do ginger control in this enclosure which protects many amazing, rare native plants. Bring your camera! Come prepared for the possibility of very wet and soggy conditions. Waterproof boots, rain pants and a light, but warm waterproof top is highly recommended. 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:

MAUNA KEA QUILTERS MONTHLY MEETING: 9:30 a.m. – Noon, Saturday, June 11 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).

‘SENSATIONAL 60s ON BROADWAY’ CONCERT BY WAIMEA COMMUNITY CHORUS: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, June 11, and 3 p.m., Sunday, June 12 at Kahilu Theatre. Selected hits from great

Broadway musicals of the 60′s – directed by Barbara Kopra. Featuring songs from “Camelot,” “Oliver,” “Hello, Dolly!,” “Cabaret,” “Hair,” and more. Tickets: $15/adults; $13/Students & Seniors; $10/children. Available from cast members, Waimea General Store, Without Boundaries and at the box office on the day of the performance.

4th ANNUAL MALA’AI SCHOOL GARDEN ‘ART & SOL’ SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION & BENEFIT AUCTION: 1-3:30 p.m., Sunday, June 12. Merriman’s Restaurant. A delicious gathering of friends sampling Merriman’s culinary pleasures as pupu and exploring “live” and silent auction items that include rare art and healthy pleasures including extraordinary kapa pieces by masters Marie McDonald and Roen Hufford, stained glass by Calley O’Neill and Joe Rivera, a Hawaiian lunch pa’ina for 8 at the Mock Chew kalo farm in Waipi’o valley, beautiful baskets of locally grown vegetables, personal pampering including massages and acupuncture, and much more. Special items include a tour and dinner with a Canada-France-Hawai’i Telescope astronomer to the top of Mauna Kea, a mozzarella cheese-making class with Shelby Floyd, two-night stays at Waianuhea B&B in the clouds above Ahualoa, or on the warm sunny Kohala Coast at the Mauna Lani, dinner or golf at the Hualalai Resort, and a delicious Indian feast prepared by Amanda Rieux and Matilda Tompson in your home! Event benefits Mala’ai: The Culinary Garden of Waimea Middle School led by Amanda Rieux. $50 tickets may be purchased online at or call Alethea Lai (989-7861). Check out select auction items on the website.

KAWAIHAE LOCAL RESOURCE COUNCIL (KLRC) MEETING MOVED TO 2ND SUNDAY IN JUNE: 2-4 p.m., Sunday, June 12 (not June 5) at the Hamakua Macadamia Nut Factory. Directions: From Akoni Pule Highway, turn mauka on Maluokalani Street and follow the yellow signs to the Factory’s Visitors Center. Guest presenter will be microbiologist Wendy Minor with Hawaii Food and Water Testing, LLC, Honolulu, who will share her views and insights on fish farming in Hawai’i and its ecological impact. Wendy is a partner in the Honolulu lab which regularly tests food, water, wastewater, animal feed and fish meal for contaminants and quality control purposes. Her company has conducted ocean water tests for several Oahu recreational beaches and presently consults for Big Island Carbon regarding end-product research, development and quality control. Everyone invited. KLRC meetings are hosted by the Kailapa Community Association (KCA), an 501(c)(3) representing more than 120 families residing on Hawaiian Home Lands, Kawaihae, Mauka. Info: Diane Kaneali’i, President (880-9798).

WAIMEA HAWAIIAN CIVIC CLUB MONTHLY MEETING: 6 p.m., Sunday, June 12 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).

WAIMEA MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER JUMP START: June 13-July 13. Exclusively for incoming 6th, 7th and 8th grade students of WMS. There is a small charge. For more information, call Mary Martinson (887-6090 Ext. 252, or go to

5th ANNUAL BIG ISLAND TOMMY BAHAMA CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT NORTH HAWAI’I HOSPICE: Monday, June 13. 9 a.m. breakfast, 10 a.m. putting contest and lucky ball drop, 11 a.m. shotgun start for 4-person scramble. Mauna Kea Beach Resort. Along the course there will be food and beverage tents featuring a grill tent, rum tent and beer tent. Day ends with a seated celebration – dinner, awards and a silent and live auction at Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant and Bar at 6 p.m. Support hospice by sponsoring a tee or playing in the tournament or both. Info: 881-8686 or email: [email protected], or go to:

WAIMEA SENIOR CLUB MONTHLY MEETINGS. 9 a.m., Tuesday, June 14 (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).

BREAST FEEDING FRIENDS TALK-STORY: 10-11 a.m., Tuesday, June 14 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.

NORTH KOHALA PUBLIC LIBRARY ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP: 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 14, July 12 and August 16 as part of the summer reading program. All interested teen and adult readers welcome; will continue on a monthly basis. On June 14, participants will discuss the book, “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” by Barbara Kingsolver. This delightful book tells the true story of how this popular author and her family attempted to spend one year growing all of their own food and obtaining any food they cannot grow from local sources. Copies available to borrow at the library. Books for future meetings will be decided on June 14. Suggestions welcome. Info: Janet Lam (889-6655) to register or request a book.

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

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