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Words and Wine scheduled Tuesday

Local author Francene Hart and traveling authors Lisa Biritz and John Knoebber will be featured during Kona Stories Book Shop’s Words and Wine event at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Keauhou Shopping Center.

Hart is an internationally recognized visionary artist. Her “Sacred Geometry Oracle Deck” introduces a new way to access the wisdom and unlock the power of sacred geometry.

Biritz will present her book, “The Opening – Dolphins, Whales and Star Beings, a Journey Home,” that describes how a woman’s life was changed following guidance from spirit and dolphins.

Knoebber will describe his book, “When it was Good” which offers tales from lands remote and exotic and tells the story of two friends on the road for seven months.

For more information, call Brenda or Joy at 324-0350.

Job fair held Wednesday

Job seekers are invited to a job fair Wednesday in King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel’s Kamakahonu ballrooms.

Veterans, service members, persons with disabilities and Going Home participants are encouraged to attend at 10 a.m. and all other job seekers are welcome from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Job seekers will have an opportunity to meet with 25 employers, conduct interviews and learn about job openings and hiring specifics. Job seekers should register at eventbrite.com/e/kona-job-fair-tickets-10521204205. Walk-ins will also be accepted. Parking is $3.

For more information call Samuel Wong at 672-1246 or email samuel.k.wong.ctr@mail.mil. Persons requesting auxiliary aids and services should call Lori Sasaki at 327-4797 or email lori.e.sasaki@hawaii.gov.

Volcano talk scheduled in Ocean View

The lava flows and volcanic landscapes along Queen Kaahumanu and Mamalahoa highways, from Ka‘u to Kona, will be the focus of a public talk offered by U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists.

Observatory scientist-in-charge Jim Kauahikaua and geologist Janet Babb will recount the volcanic history, stories, and impacts of lava flows flanking Highways 11 and 190 in a virtual road trip that was originally presented as a Volcano Awareness Month talk in January. The talk will be repeated at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Ocean View Community Center, 92-8924 Leilani Circle, in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates.

Kauahikaua and Babb are offering these talks to remind people that Mauna Loa and Hualalai are active volcanoes that will erupt again.

For more information, visit hvo.wr.usgs.gov, email askHVO@usgs.gov, or call 967-8844.

Masons dinner meeting Wednesday

Kona Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons meets Wednesday at the Kona Masonic Center, 73-5577 Kauhola St., No. 7 in Kailua-Kona. Dinner is served at 6 p.m., followed by a meeting at 7 p.m. and then dessert.

All members of the craft are invited to attend. For more information, call Lee Meyerson at 326-5661.

Video production class scheduled

A free video production orientation for Hawaii Island residents will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Na Leo O Hawaii facilities at 74-5565 Luhia Street, Suite C1-A in Kaiwi Square. Call 329-9617 for reservations and more information.

Na Leo O Hawaii Inc. is the nonprofit corporation established to manage the public, education and government cable access channels in Hawaii County and to promote the creation of TV programs by and for the people of Hawaii Island.

Kona coffee historical talk set

Kona coffee farmer Dave Bateman will give a historical talk, “Coffee 101,” to the Rotary Club of Kona Sunrise Wednesday.

The Rotary Club of Kona Sunrise holds weekly breakfast meetings at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday at Hale Halawai. Breakfast is $10. Call Rotary Club of Kona Sunrise programs co-chairwoman Laura Guluzzy for more information at 326-2100.

Senior ID cards to be issued

The coordinated Services for the Elderly Program of the Elderly Activities Division will issue Senior ID cards at several locations in April.

Cards will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Kmart in Kailua-Kona, from 9 to 11 a.m. April 14 at St. Jude’s Church in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates, from 9 to 11 a.m. April 14 at Kohala CSE, from 9 to 11 a.m. April 15 at L. Yoshimatsu Senior Center in Waimea, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 25 at Yano Hall, from 3 to 4 p.m. April 28 at Hale Hauoli Senior Center in Honokaa and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 30 at West Hawaii Civic Center Building B.

For more information, call 961-8777.