About Town | 5-9-14


Kapa caring effort shared Saturday

The Daughters of Hawaii, caretakers of Hulihee Palace, is partnering with the University of Hawaii Library’s Preservation Department on a FEMA-funded project to stabilize kapa that was damaged during the March 2011 tsunami. The kapa was in the palace’s basement when the tsunami hit and inundated properties along Alii Drive.

Project consultants are kapa maker Moana Eisele and paper conservator Mary Wood Lee, along with UH Preservation Department staff. The team will show slides of the kapa and the efforts to care for them during a presentation 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the West Hawaii Civic Center.

“After the 2011 Tsunami: Caring for 19th Century Historic Kapa from Hulihee Palace,” is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 329-9555.

Veterans of Foreign Wars meets Saturday

A meeting will be held Saturday at VFW Post 12122 to discuss the organization’s lease expiring on July 31. New officers will be installed. For more information, call Dick at 818-384-7500.

National Nurses Week observed

The American Red Cross and Hawaii State Center for Nursing are celebrating National Nurses Week with a theme of “Nurses Leading the Way.”

The Hawaii State Center for Nursing has released fast facts about nursing in Hawaii. To download the “2013 Annual Report: A Report to Governor Neil Abercrombie and the Hawaii State Legislature,” go to hawaiicenterfornursing.org/annual_reports/. National Nurses Week runs through Monday.

The Red Cross encourages nurses to volunteer to help during a disaster, to teach first aid/CPR or serve on a first aid station team. For more information visit redcross.org/hawaii.

Yoga classes offered for seniors

Elderly Recreation Services is offering yoga classes for anyone 55 or older. This gentle yoga class is a series of stretches and breathing techniques that relax the body and mind and help reduce stress.

Classes will be held at 8:30 a.m. Mondays, through May 19, and at 8:30 a.m. and again at 9:30 a.m. Fridays, May 9 through May 30, at Hale Halawai. For those with limited mobility, chair yoga classes are offered at 10 a.m. Mondays, through May 19, at Hale Halawai and at 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays, through May 27, at Yano Hall in Captain Cook.

Cost is $5 per class and registration and payment can be made the first day of class. Participants should bring a beach towel or yoga mat and water.

For more information, call Elderly Recreation Services at 323-4340.

Ceramics teacher sought

Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation in Waimea is looking for a community volunteer to teach a beginners ceramics class.

The class will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 20 through Sept. 10, at the Waimea Community Center.

For more information, call Melissa Samura at 887-3014.

Soil classes offered

Jana Bogs will lead “Beyond Organics ­—Nutritional Farming” at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the North Kohala Library.

One Island’s community-scale composting soils workshop with agronomist Bob Shaffer is 3:30 to 6 p.m. May 31 at Walker Hall in Kapaau, following the “Symphony of the Soil” showing. Participants will learn how to turn green waste into a rich soil amendment to repair depleted soils.

A third soils presentation will be led by Hector Valenzuela of University of Hawaii at Manoa June 14 at the Inter-Generational Center in Kapaau.

For more information, email Hawaii@oneisland.org.

Volunteers needed to remove invasive plants

Friends of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park hosts a volunteer forest restoration project from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 16.

Volunteers will remove invasive, nonnative faya plants in an area of cinders. Volunteers should be at least 12 years old, and be able to hike at least 1 mile over uneven terrain. Sturdy shoes and long pants are required, along with gear for variable weather conditions, drinking water and a snack.

Registration is required. Contact Patty Kupchak at forest@fhvnp.org or call 985-7373 by Monday evening.

Talaro completes basic training

Air Force airman Brandon-Lee K. Talaro graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Talaro is the son of Jodi and Edward Talaro of Hilo. He is a 2013 graduate of Waiakea High School.

Muschaweck completes basic training

Air Force Airman Alan D. Muschaweck graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Muschaweck is the son of Juanita Pagente of Ocean View. He is a 2013 graduate of Konawaena High School.

Brown completes basic training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Tina M. Brown graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Brown is the daughter of Lena Badger of Palmer, Alaska, and Monte Badger of Ocean View. She is a 2002 graduate of Palmer High School in Palmer, Alaska.

Mendes completes basic training

Air Force Airman Dustin R. Mendes graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Mendes is the son of Daysha and David Mendes of Pahoa. He is a 2011 graduate of Pahoa High and Intermediate School.