About Town 1-1-14
Blood bank plans local drives next week
The Blood Bank of Hawaii will hold blood drives in January, which is National Blood Donor Month.
Drives are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday in the cultural hall at Church of Latter-day Saints, Kona Stake, 75-230 Kalani St.; 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday in the cultural hall at Church of Latter-day Saints, Waimea Ward, 65-1168 Kapiolani Road; and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 8 in the cultural hall at Church of Latter-day Saints, Kona Stake.
To be a blood donor a person must be in good health, 18 years of age or older (17 with signed Blood Bank of Hawaii parent/legal guardian consent form), weigh 110 pounds or more and have a valid photo ID with date of birth.
To make an appointment, call Blood Bank of Hawaii at 800-372-9966 or visit bbh.org.
Chamber ensemble offers music for the whole family
The Voice of the Wood Cello Chamber Players will perform at 6:30 p.m. Monday at North Kohala Public Library.
The hour-long program is designed to entertain children as well as adults and features a variety of music by classical, Hawaiian and contemporary composers.
Each January, members of the chamber ensemble spend one month performing on the Big Island. Voice of the Wood plays in public schools throughout its home base of Denver, and considers contacts with children to be a primary focus of the chamber players. The ensemble includes Marilyn Hof, Michael Marecak and Shirley Marecak on cello; Katherine Thayer and Natalie Hill on violin, Wanda Beck on viola, and Larry Beck playing oboe.
Admission is free. Call the library at 889-6655 for more information or to request special accommodation.
Speaker explains how to win Veterans Affairs claims
The Christopher Camero Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will host two seminars on how to win a Veterans Affairs claim at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday and again Feb. 4 at the post, located at 74-5562 Makala Blvd. in Kailua-Kona.
Speaker Douglas Drake, a disabled veteran, retired judge and accredited member of the bar for the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, will explain why 80 percent of claims are lost and how file a successful claim.
All are welcome. Call 326-5675 for more information.
Rules for posting comments
Comments posted below are from readers. In no way do they represent the view of Stephens Media LLC or this newspaper. This is a public forum.
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content but the newspaper is under no obligation to do so. Comment posters are solely responsible under the Communications Decency Act for comments posted on this Web site. Stephens Media LLC is not liable for messages from third parties.
IP and email addresses of persons who post are not treated as confidential records and will be disclosed in response to valid legal process.
Do not post:
- Potentially libelous statements or damaging innuendo.
- Obscene, explicit, or racist language.
- Copyrighted materials of any sort without the express permission of the copyright holder.
- Personal attacks, insults or threats.
- The use of another person's real name to disguise your identity.
- Comments unrelated to the story.
If you believe that a commenter has not followed these guidelines, please click the FLAG icon below the comment.