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Thursday, April 21st, 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 www.WaimeaTown.org.

IMPORTANT COMMUNITY EVENTS:

DELAY IN CONSTRUCTION WORK ON MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY OF ADA SIDEWALKS, DRY WELL, ETC: Work delayed briefly due to finding unmarked underground cables forcing redesign work and relocation of drywell near gym. When it begins, there 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.

‘JOURNEY THROUGH BROADWAY’: 7 p.m., Thursday-Friday, April 21-22. Gates Performing Arts Center. Tickets available only at the door: $10/one night; $15 for both nights. Will feature 40 upper school students singing Broadway show tunes from the 1930s to the present. Selections are from Annie, Anything Goes, Bye Bye Birdie, Camelot, Candide, Chorus Line, Fiddler on the Roof, Gypsy, Little Women, Man of La Mancha, Pippin, Sound of Music, South Pacific, West Side Story, You?re a Good Man Charlie Brown and more. Info: 881-4099.

PARKER SCHOOL DRAMATIQUES PRESENT ‘LES MISERABLES’: April 22-24, and April 28, 30 & May 1. Parker School Theatre. 7 p.m., April 22, 23, 28, 30 and 2 p.m., April 24 and May 1. Based on novel by Victor Hugo written in 1862, Les Miserables centers on the life and transformation of Jean Vajean, a man imprisoned for 19 years for stealing a loaf of bread to keep his sister’s family alive. The play spans from 1815 to 1832, leading up to the beginnings of the French revolution. A classic, the play deals with deeply rooted timeless issues that include homelessness and the poor, the fight for freedom and against prejudice – all in the context of human relationships and the everyday battle of choosing between the path of integrity or malevolence. Tickets $10/adults, $5/students. May be purchased at the door or call 885-7933 to purchase in advance.

KOHALA WATERSHED PARTNERSHIP EARTH DAY CELEBRATION & WORK DAY: Saturdays, April 23. Future Work Days: May 14 & 28, June 11 & 25 and July 9 & 23. Special lunch provided for Earth Day. May work in two separate locations in Upper Koai’a Corridor to out-plant. 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 – usually need lunch too but not 4/23. If able to drive your own 4WD and carry passengers, please let watershed team know. RSVP important for 4/23 by 4/19 by email to: [email protected]. This helps assure sufficient tools, plants, etc. Wear sturdy shoes and come prepared for sun, mist, wind or rain. Info: www.kohalacenter.org/pelekaneblog.

COMMUNITY INVITED TO UNVEILING OF ENTRANCE SIGN FOR KAILAPA HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS KAWAIHAE MAUKA COMMUNITY: 9 a.m., Saturday, April 23. At intersection of Akoni Pule Highway (HWY 270) and Kalo’olo’o St. – the gateway to the development. Native Hawaiian artist Brandi Malielani Nehls of Hilo, in collaboration with Daylon Nachor, created the 4×6′ foot concrete and chipped stained glass sign for the not-for-profit Kailapa Community Association. Community invited. More info: Kailapa Community Assoc. President Diane Kaneali’i (640-3195).

12th ANNUAL WAIMEA KEIKI FEST: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, April 23. Parker Ranch Center. An interactive, fun, free event about health and safety geared especially for children ages 3-12. More than 30 different organizations will offer hands-on activities. All families invited to have fun together and ear a jump in a bouncer and a free t-shirt while supplies last. Sponsored by Tutu’s House and many community partners. If you are interested in having a booth, email Mikki Hastings at [email protected] or call 885-6777.

IMPORTANT – FREE DENTAL CARE ON THE AMAZING TOOTH BUS: Community invited to tour The Amazing Tooth Bus during the Saturday, April 23 Keiki Fest in Waimea. Then, scheduled services begin May 2. 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.

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 www.eayso.org. 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: www.ayso403.org, 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, April 23: Waimea Keiki Fest.

* 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.

AN EASTER ‘DUET WITH THE QUEEN’ – ANNUAL NAKE’U FASHION SHOW PAYING TRIBUTE TO QUEEN LILI’UOKALANI TO BENEFIT WAIMEA HALAU: 11 a.m., Saturday, April 23. Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort. Benefitting Michael Pili Pang’s Hula Halau Ka No’eau. A once-a-year chance to enjoy Hawaiian designer Nake’u’s usually outrageous, always beautiful and seriously entertaining musical fashion production and enjoy lunch with friends and a marketplace of Hawaiian arts, crafts and clothing. This year’s show is a tribute to Queen Lili’uokalani and the Royal Hawaiian Band. Awai says this show was inspired by Big Island author John Tanaka’s book, “Aloha ‘Oe, The Song at Pier 10,” about the Queen and her friendship with Heinrich Berger, Bandmaster. Tanaka will also attend the April 23 event for a reading and booksigning. Models include a “company” of Big Island community volunteers Riley Smith, Wally Wong and second-year recruit Perry Kealoha along with emcee Penny Keli’I Vredenburg. New this year will be 11-year-old Keaweiwi Pilaya, who will sing a duet with the Queen. Tickets $50 at the door, $45 in advance. Info: Wendi Roehrig (756-0823) 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. 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.

HAPPY EASTER! Sunday, April 24.

2ND ANNUAL WAIMEA EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE AT ULU LA’AU – ULU LA’AU: WAIMEA NATURE PARK: 6 a.m., Sunday, April 24. A non-denominational gathering presented by laypersons from at least five community churches. All invited. Be prepared for rain and wind; chairs, blankets, umbrellas should be brought. Last year’s gathering enjoyed the stream flowing, rain and rainbows, making it quite “chicken skin: and memorable. Will include music including small groups and a choir and reflections of times past in Waimea, plus an Easter message by three community members. An Easter Egg Hunt will follow for keiki. Park inside the Park, or in the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope headquarters parking area (special permission for this occasion). Volunteers will be on hand to direct traffic. Please do not park on the CFHT lawn.

34TH ANNUAL WAIMEA LIONS CLUB EASTER PANCAKE BREAKFAST BENEFIT: 7-10:30 a.m., Sunday, April 24. In the former Tante’s Restaurant in Parker Ranch Center. This event is the club’s largest fundraiser with all proceeds returned to the community via scholarships, local school eye exams, ‘Angels on Wheels’ patient transportation service volunteers and many other community service projects in addition to supporting the Lions Club International goal of improving sight and hearing problems around the world. Feast includes pancakes with all the trimmings, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit, coffee, juice, milk and good companionship. Tickets ($5) available at the door or from any Waimea Lions Club member. Don’t know any Lion? Check out their website: http://waimealions.com/ to look for a familiar face. Takeouts available. (Takeout breakfast, not Lions). For tickets, information or to help, call Braley Pastorino (885-4646).

SOUTH KOHALA CDP ACTION COMMITTEE MONTHLY MEETING: 5 p.m., Monday, April 25. Waikoloa Village Association Conference Room. For more including member information, agendas, minutes and complete Council-adopted plan, go to: www.hawaiicountycdp.info/south-kohala-cdp/action-committee-materials. Next meetings: Mondays – May 23 at Waikoloa Village Association Conference Room; June 27 at Mac Nut Factory in Kawaihae; July 25 at Waimea Senior Center. Always at 5 p.m.

UH-HILO HISTORY STUDENTS SHARING RESEARCH WITH NORTH HAWAII COMMUNITY: Advanced students are excited to present results of their research and personal reflections on their academic journey. Each program followed by a pupu reception for talk-story time. More info: http://hilo.hawaii.edu/academics/nherc/history. Presentations include:

* 5 p.m., Monday, April 25: Hawaiian History – a range of issues surrounding the ‘aina (land) and sense of place, language, politics, and the fundamental lessons found in Hawaiian mo’olelo (history/literature), ‘oli (chants) and mele (compositions).

* 5 p.m., Friday, April 29: Exploring the Civil War. Coincides with the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War. An upper division history class will present about Stonewall Jackson, weapons and technology, confederate pirates, the Battle of Chancellorsville, and the relationship between Russia and the US.

More information about the events can be found on the NHERC website at: http://hilo.hawaii.edu/academics/nherc/history

BREAST FEEDING FRIENDS TALK-STORY: 10-11 a.m., April 26, 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.

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.

HAWAII COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY – DISTRICT 7 MEETING: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 27. Waimea Community Center (across from Thiebaut’s Restaurant). For registered Democrats and those interested in joining the party who live in North Kona, Waikoloa, Puako or Waimea. Membership will be verified or may join the party that evening. Meeting will include delegate selection for the 2011 Hawaii County Convention on Saturday, May 21 in Kailua-Kona, which includes luncheon presentation by Gov. Neil Abercrombie and series of panel discussions on current and emerging issues for the County and State. The 4/27 District meeting also will discuss other coming events and issues. If unable to attend 4/27 but interested in attending the County Convention and a party member, email interest to Dist. 7 Chair Jennifer Tsuji at [email protected].

WAIMEA MIDDLE SCHOOL HOSTS INCOMING 6TH GRADE FAMILY ORIENTATION: 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, April 27. In classrooms immediate behind school office. A briefing on what it means to attend a public conversion charter school including curriculum and academic expectations, student supports and activities (‘Ike Hawai’i cultural lessons and values, Mala’ai school garden, technology, robotics, leadership, athletics, K(Arts), etc.). Also to meet teaching team. For the families with students entering WMS 6th grade. Info: Mary Martinson (887-6090 Ext. 252).

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.

WEST HAWAII MEDIATION CENTER ACCEPTING MEDIATOR TRAINEES: A 2-day Basic Mediation Training of an alternative dispute resolution process will be held in Waimea from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday-Friday, April 28-29. $50 fee includes lunch. Training location to be determined. Mediation is voluntary and empowers people to communicate about their dispute instead of simply turning to litigation. To register or for info, call 885-5525.

FREE COMPACT FLORESCENT LIGHT BULB EXCHANGE BENEFITS HONOKA’A FUTURE FARMERS CLUB: Turn in your incandescent bulbs and receive new energy efficient CFL bulbs at no cost! Drop them at the Honoka’a High School Ag Classroom before or after school or send them to the Ag Classroom with a student attending the school. No limit to how many may be exchanged. Your donation helps you and County conserve energy, and also benefits Future Farmers who receive a 40-cent rebate from project sponsors – The Kohala Center and Blue Planet Hawai’i. Info: email: [email protected]otes.k12.hi.us, or go to www.kohalacenter.org/HISGN/honokaa.htm.

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 www.WaimeaMiddleSchool.org, or call Summer Jump Start Principal Mary Martinson: 887-6090 Ext. 252.

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 www.khf-hoea.org 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 http://www.hawaii.-county.com/finance/ponc.htm or call: Alexandra Kelepolo (961-8069).

WAIMEA COMMUNITY EDUCATION 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.

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).

EXTENSIVE CLASSES OFFERED AT KOHALA’S NEW ‘LEARNING CENTER’: Go to www.KohalaLearning.org 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: www.kohalalearning.org. .

PLANT SALE AT WAIMEA COUNTRY SCHOOL: 9 a.m. – noon, Saturday, April 30. In St. James Circle. Many varieties of plants available including vegetable starts, herbs, landscaping plants and more. Also on sale: fruits, vegetables and garden crafts. Proceeds support the school’s garden project. Info: Email [email protected] or call 885-0067.

KA HUI KAPA APANA O WAIMEA (QUILT CLUB): 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 30. St. James Episcopal Church Parish Hall. This is Hawaii’s oldest Hawaiian quilting club, which regularly meets the last Saturday of every month except November and December when the meeting is on the third Saturday. Everyone welcome. Free. Info: Kathy Tanaka (775-0765).

MASTER NAVIGATOR CHADD PAISHON TO PRESENT WORKSHOP: 10:30 a.m. – Noon., Saturday, April 30. At Mala’ai: The Culinary Garden of Waimea Middle School in conjunction with their weekly Crop Share (12:30-3 p.m.). Theme: “He Wa’a He Moku, He Moku He Wa’a – The Canoe Is An Island, the Island Is A Canoe.” Will speak to the Hawaiian cultural view of sustainability and self reliance. Free. Everyone invited. Mala’ai school garden is in the back (south side) of the middle school campus. Best to enter via the back gravel entry drive to campus and park near the garden. Please RSVP for workshop by calling Nicole Milne (987-9210) or email: [email protected]. For the Crop Share, school-community families and friends are invited to bring surplus produce from their home garden or farm to exchange with other community members. You don’t have to bring produce to participate. At the end of each Crop Share, excess food is donated to Waimea food pantries.

1ST EARTH DAY ‘GRAND GREEN HOMES TOUR’: Sunday, May 1. A tour of residences that feature numerous sustainable practices, including building techniques, landscaping and decorating using earth friendly ideas. Sponsored by the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce and West Hawai’i Mediation Center. Local businesses featured at the homes will be on hand to answer questions. A total of 12 homes offered for visitation – four each in North Kohala, Waimea and Kona. Note price reduced: $20 tickets include choice of 4 homes. Home tours in Kona from 9 a.m-2 p.m, Waimea from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and Kohala from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Closing times indicate when the last visitors may enter the home for the tour. Additional tickets can be purchased for additional homes. Google Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce for more information or call 329-1758. In Waimea, call West Hawai’i Mediation Center for tickets: 885-5525.

KAWAIHAE LOCAL RESOURCE COUNCIL MONTHLY MEETING: 2-4 p.m., Sunday, May 1. Hamakua Macadamia Nut Factory in Kawaihae. Turn muka from Akoni Pule Highway onto Maluokalani Street and follow the signs up the hill to the Factory’s Visitors Center.

Plenty of parking. Guest presenter will be ethno-botanist Neil Logan discussing the significance of kiawe in Hawaiian history and ecology. Logan spent 6 years studying kiawe (Prosopis pallida), including 3 years in its native environment in South America. He will share testimonials by the people he interviewed regarding their relationship with this exceptional tree.

All invited. Info: Neil Logan, [email protected] or regarding KLRC, call Diane Kaneali’i, president of Kailapa Community Association (640-3195).

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.

* May 3-31: “Mamo” – Organized by the Pa’i Foundation featuring “Hawaiian Hands, Hawaiian Hearts” – works of kanaka maoli artists statewide. Is currently on exhibit at Hilo’s Wailoa Center for Merrie Monarch. 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.

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 www.fivemountains.org/nhdfc or call Deanna Kackley (887-0756).

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 www.relayforlife.org/honokaahshi.

‘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 www.hihs.org, 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: www.hihs.org.

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