About Town 1-5-13


Cruise ship visits Wednesday

The Pride of America will visit Kailua Village on Wednesday, according to the state Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation.

Kailua-Kona Seniors installing new officers

Kailua-Kona Seniors will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hale Halawai in Kailua-Kona. New officers for 2014 will be installed. Members are asked to attend and be prepared to give suggestions for club activities in the coming year.

For more information, call Billie at 315-8367 or Pat at 329-2424.

Orchid Society meets Friday night

Kona Orchid Society will meet at 6 p.m. Friday at the Hualalai Academy Bridge Building in Kailua-Kona.

Jurahame Leyva will speak about brassia and will bring plants for purchase. To order plants in advance, email jurahame@kurtistownorchids.com. A potluck dinner will begin at 6:15 p.m. Participants should bring a dish to share.

For more information, call Jan Rae at 325-4991.

APAC group offers play writing support

Aloha Performing Arts Company is offering a play writing group, which will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. every other Saturday beginning Jan. 11. The group will act as a theatrical sounding board for anyone working on a script to get feedback. Group participants could then offer scripts to Felicity Johnson’s APAC Intergenerational Acting Class, for readings and possible performances. Aspiring writers also may receive guidance and encouragement from the group. Experienced members may take turns leading the group for a session. This group will meet at the APAC Loft in Kainaliu, on the second floor of the King’s Daughters Thrift Shop building. A tuition of $10 per meeting will cover expenses and provide for materials.

For more information, call 322-9924.

Kupuna singles meeting Wednesday

Kona Kupuna Singles Club meets for dinner at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Orchid Thai restaurant. Call 895-3506 for more information and reservations.