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February 17, 2014 - 12:05am

Geologist speaking Tuesday at library

Geologist Mark Solien will give a presentation on the geology and native plants of Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Kailua-Kona Public Library.

He will explain what the park region must have looked like when the Hawaiians first saw it, and provide information on the use of this site. Kaloko-Honokohau is the site of an ancient Hawaiian settlement that encompasses portions of four ahupuaa. Resources include fishponds, kahua (house site platforms), kii pohaku (petroglyphs), holua (stone slide) and heiau (religious site). The program is sponsored by Friends of the Libraries, Kona.

Networking event focuses on fundraising

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Aloha Chapter will hold a “Lunch &Laugh” networking event from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Waikoloa Village Community Center.

The brown bag lunch event will include a follow-up discussion to the webinar “Inbound Marketing: The latest techniques to attract more donors, volunteers and others.” This webinar examines specific, low-cost marketing and fundraising techniques that will drive more online traffic, and increase conversion rate so more of them become donors, event attendees, and other supporters of an organization. Registrants will be emailed a link to view the webinar prior to the event.

The fee is $25 for Association of Fundraising Professionals Aloha Chapter members and $35 for nonmembers. For membership information, contact

Internet safety class offered Tuesday

Tutu’s House in Waimea will host an Internet security class for seniors and others from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Claire Grant, former instructor of digital technologies at San Francisco State University, will cover topics such as creating and managing passwords and protecting credit card and banking information. She will also discuss avoiding phishing scams, safely buying online, and using Amazon, eBay, Paypal and Craigslist safely.