About Town | 3-12-14


Keiki Fest is April 26

The 15th annual Waimea Healthy Keiki Fest will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26 at Parker Ranch Center. An article in Tuesday’s edition listed an incorrect date.

It is the policy of West Hawaii Today to correct promptly any incorrect or misleading information when it is brought to the attention of the newspaper.

Conference geared toward early childhood educators

“Math is Everywhere: The First Step to Growing Young Scientists,” is the theme of the seventh annual Hawaii Island Early Childhood Conference, set for April 11 and 12 at Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa.

The conference is open to anyone who works in or has an interest in the field of early childhood education, from infant-toddler providers to third-grade teachers.

Organized by Baby STEPS to Stronger Big Island Families, the conference will feature keynote speaker Lisa S. Goldstein, director of teacher education at Santa Clara University. Goldstein will present “Growing Mathematical Minds with the Common Core” April 11. The evening includes a light buffet. Cost is $55.

On April 12, there will be 15 workshops on conference theme. Cost for the all-day session, which includes continental breakfast and lunch, is $80. Early registration deadline is Friday. After that, the sessions cost $65 and $90, respectively.

For a registration form, visit babystepshawaii.org.

Call Gail Judd 987-8710, email athomas@babystepshawaii.org or email gcjudd@babystepshawaii.org with questions.

Keauhou history and sites discussed Friday

Lily Lyons Dudoit will present the lecture, “Keauhou, Where the Current Comes to Renew Itself,” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday in Keauhou Ballroom III at Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay.

Dudoit will share stories of Kaukulaelae, Keauhou and the sites that are still there today, including Heiau Kanikanikaula, the Kuula (a heiau or stone near the ocean; fish aggregate), and the Menehune Tree. She will connect the currents of time and how Keauhou is still a place of renewal.

Dudoit is the director of culture and leisure activities at Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay.

For more information, call Joy Cunefare at 322-5340 or email jocunefa@ksbe.edu.

Auxiliary plans fundraising sale

The Kona Community Hospital Auxiliary will hold a rummage sale, bake sale and silent auction in the hospital conference rooms from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to raise funds for its nursing scholarship program. Donations of household items are being solicited and will be accepted up to the morning of the sale.

For more information, call 938-9694 or 322-9646.

AdvoCats meeting at new location

AdvoCats meets at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at a new location — the Kona Vistas community center on Pualani Street off Lako Street. Upcoming clinics and ways to involve the community will be on the agenda.

The Hawaii County-endorsed, nonprofit trap-neuter-return organization is committed to solving the homeless cat problem in a humane way.

Bring ink cartridges and toners for recycling. The community’s help is needed in feeding and trapping homeless cats.

For more information, call 327-3724 or visit advocatshawaii.org.

Status of women panel meets Friday

Hawaii County Committee on the Status of Women meets at 9 a.m. Friday at the Office of Prosecuting Attorny, 655 Kilauea Ave., Hilo, and via video conference at the Office of Prosecuting Attorney in Kona, 81-980 Halekii St., Suite 150, Kealakekua, in the video conference room.

The public is invited to attend.