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April 22, 2014 - 7:36am

West Hawaii County Band plays Friday

Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation and the West Hawaii County Band are offering a free spring concert from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Hale Halawai in Kailua-Kona.

The public is welcome to bring a comfortable chair.

For more information, call Marshall Tohara at 327-3565.

Adult Day Center plans fundraiser

Kona Adult Day Center invites the community to its fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the center in Kealakekua, across from the post office. Teri-steak plate lunches will be sold for $10 and include rice and corn. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Donors may provide monetary donations by mailing them to P.O. Box 1360, Kealakekua, HI 96750. The center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and donations are tax deductible.

For information, call Rowena Tiqui at 322-7977.

Garden work day is Friday

A volunteer work day is planned Friday at Konea o Kukui Garden, a nonprofit garden sanctuary in Keokea, North Kohala. To volunteer, email for times and directions.

Konea o Kukui Garden celebrates 13 years of restoration work this month. This healing garden serves all ages of visitors including students on field trips, visitors from around the world and adults recovering from substance abuse. It is also a haven for monarch butterflies.

Puako cleanup is Saturday

Keep the Hawaiian Islands Beautiful will hold a cleanup Saturday at the Puako boat ramp in conjunction with the Great American Cleanup.

The Great American Cleanup is the country’s largest community improvement program that kicks off each spring and engages more than 4 million volunteers in more than 20,000 communities nationwide.

For more information, contact Recycle Hawaii at or call Keep Hawaii Beautiful at 329-2886.

Healthy KeikiFest slated Saturday

The 15th snnual Waimea Healthy KeikiFest will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Parker Ranch Center in Waimea.

This annual celebration of keiki health and safety will feature free hands-on activities for keiki, ages 3 to 12 ranging from sidewalk chalk art at Kahilu Theatre and the secret life of bees to the Center for Active Volcanoes and much more. The North Hawaii Community Hospital Trauma Team will provide complimentary bike helmets and bike safety training to keiki on a first-come basis at the hospital’s booth.

By visiting booths and completing on the hands-on activities offered by each of the participating organizations, keiki will earn credits they can use for a turn in a bouncer or climbing wall.

KeikiFest is organized by Tutu’s House. For more information, call Bernie Ohia at 885-6777. For more information about Friends of the Future and its programs, visit or call Michelle Medeiros at 885-8336.

TEDx conference scheduled in Waimea

Kahilu Theatre in Waimea will showcase TEDxKamuela from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 4.

With a theme of “Game Changers,” the event will present ideas, conversations, innovations and presentations that will spread ideas throughout Hawaii and share Hawaii’s ideas with the world.

Those interested in volunteering, sponsoring, presenting or attending TEDxKamuela may contact Lynn Herkes at or visit

HIV/AIDS Foundation sale is Saturday

The Hawaii Island HIV/AIDS Foundation will hold its annual “Upscale Sale” from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Pines Plaza, Suite No 1.

New merchandise, antiques, gently used items, collectibles and art will be sold. No early admittance will be allowed.

Those who have items to donate may call Gene at 331-8177.