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May 18, 2014 - 12:05am

Disabilities panel meets Wednesday

The mayor’s Committee on People with Disabilities meets at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the ADRC training room, 1055 Kinoole St., Hilo. The meetings are open to the public. The agenda will be posted on the county’s website.

For more information, call Sandy Arriola at 961-8600.

Author speaks Wednesday night

Author and anthropologist Sam Low presents “Hawaiki Rising” from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Kona Stories Book Store in Keauhou Shopping Center.

Low sailed aboard Hokulea on three voyages from 1999 to 2007, and is the author of many articles on the canoe, and her meaning to Polynesians. “Hawaiki Rising” tells the story in the words of the men and women who created and sailed aboard Hokulea. They speak of growing up at the time when their Hawaiian culture was in danger of extinction; of their vision of sailing ancestral sea routes; and of the heartbreaking loss of Eddie Aikau in a courageous effort to save his crewmates when Hokulea capsized in a raging storm.

There will be a book signing following the event. For more information, call 324-0350.

Film to be shown on Wednesday

Elderly Recreation Services will be holding a free movie day Wednesday at the West Hawaii Civic Center. This month’s film will be “Nebraska” starring Bruce Dern. The showing will begin at 10 a.m. in the County Council chambers in Building A.

For more information, contact Kelly at 323.4340.

Seniors to attend movie screening

Kailua-Kona Seniors meets at 10 am. Wednesday at the West Hawaii Civic Center, Building A. The group will watch the movie “Nebraska” starring Bruce Dern and Stacy Keach. Dern plays a father who embarks, with his adult son, Will Forte, on a journey to claim a million-dollar prize. All seniors are invited to attend this free event.

There is no meeting this week at Hale Halawai.

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

Councilman speaks to Rotary Club

Hawaii County Councilman Dru Kanuha will talk about his district in an update to the Rotary Club of Kona Sunrise on Wednesday. The club holds a 6:45 a.m. breakfast meeting upstairs at Humpy’s Restaurant in the Coconut Grove Marketplace on Alii Drive. Breakfast is $10, coffee is $5.

Call Laura Guluzzy for more information at 326-2100.