About Town | 7-10-14


Residents urged to grow hair for good cause

The public is reminded to “Let It Grow” and help cancer victims who suffer hair loss.

Kamaaiana Diamond Co. is once again hosting a hair cutting event Oct. 18. Anyone with a minimum of 8 inches of ponytail can help cancer patients by getting their hair cut and donating the hair in advance or they may call and sign up for a free cut and style during the Oct. 18 event.

The company is also seeking qualified hairstylists to donate their time and talent for about three to four hours on Oct. 18.

Participants and volunteers are urged to contact Brenda Prout at Kamaaina Diamond Co. at 331-1904 for more information.

Status of women discussed Friday

Hawaii County Committee on the Status of Women meets at 9 a.m. Friday at the Waimea Center, 65-1158 Mamalahoa Highway, Suite 2C, Waimea.

The public is welcome to attend.

Stroke warning signs, prevention conference set

“Stroke! Think Fast!” is a live videoconference part of the Kaiser Permanente Senior Summit Seminar series. Participants will learn what a stroke is and how to identify and prevent it. The live conference is from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at Kaiser Permanente Hilo Clinic, 1292 Waianuenue Ave.

The conference is free and open to the public. Call 933-4510 to register.

Hospital auxiliary board meets Monday

The Kona Community Hospital Auxiliary’s monthly board meeting is at 1 p.m. Monday in the hospital conference room. On the agenda is the spaghetti dinner fundraiser. Visitors are welcome to attend.

Everyone is also invited to stop by the bake sale from 7 to 9 a.m. Fridays in the hospital cafeteria.

Call the auxiliary office at 322-4577 or visit kchauxiliary.org for more information.

Meditation group meets Monday

The Kona Interfaith Meditation Society meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Hawaiian Queen Coffee Garden, 75-1048 Henry St. There will be a period of sitting meditation, a 15-minute TED video by Benedictine monk David Steindl-Rast, discussion and refreshments.

Instruction in meditation is avaliable at 5 p.m.; those seeking instruction should reserve at spot by emailing prefpeace@gmail.com.

For more information, call Farley at 896-3920 or email prefpeace@gmail.com.

Jewelry-making class offered at library

Sid Nakamoto will demonstrate jewelry making Monday during a free North Kohala Public Library adult and teen craft program. Two sessions of the same program will be offered at 2 and 6 p.m. Materials will be provided for participants to create their own jewelry piece.

Space is limited. Call the library at 889-6655 to register.

Pahala library offers patrons new hours

Pahala Public &School Library, located on the campus of Ka‘u High and Pahala Elementary schools at 96-3150 Pikake St., will offer its patrons new public service hours beginning Monday. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, noon to 3 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Fridays.

For information about the library’s programs and services, call 928-2015.

Kona Vegetarian Society meeting

The Kona Vegetarian Society meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Pottery Terrace No. 323, 75-5995 Kuakini Highway. Everyone is welcome to attend — vegetarians and nonvegetarians alike — and learn about the vegetarian lifestyle.

For more information and reservations, call Doc Martin at 327-0354.

Ceramics class registration underway

Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation in Waimea, in partnership with Waimea Athletics, is holding registration for a mini-modeling ceramics class that will run Wednesdays, Aug. 20 to Sept. 10, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Waimea Community Center’s multipurpose room. The class is free and limited to the first 10 registrants with completed county forms.

For more information, email parksandrecwaimea@gmail.com or call Melissa at 887-3014.

Hearing on milk control rules slated

The state Department of Agriculture is holding a public hearing on the proposed amendments to administrative rules relating to milk control at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Agriculture Resource Management Division, Waimea Irrigation System Branch conference room, 66-1220 B Lalamilo Farm Lots Road, in Waimea.

The purpose of the hearing is to receive testimony relating to the proposed amendments to Title 4, Subtitle 4, Chapter 60, Hawaii Administrative Rules, entitled “Milk Control Rules.”

The proposed amendments are to allow the producer or producer-distributors in the Honolulu milk shed and the Hawaii milk shed to request a waiver that would permit the sale of milk for less than the minimum price.

The proposal can be reviewed in person at the department’s offices at 75 Aupuni St. in Hilo and at 82-6130 Mamalahoa Highway in Captain Cook. The offices are open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Copies may also be obtained at the offices by paying a fee charge for photocopying or sent by mail up receipt of a fee charge for photocopying and postage. Copies are available online at the department’s website, hdoa.hawaii.gov/meetings-reports.

Attendees at this hearing may submit comments orally or in writing. Written testimony must be receive prior to the start of the hearing and submitted via postal mail to the Quality Assurance Division, c/o Department of Agriculture, 1428 S. King St., Honolulu, HI 96814. Testimony may also be faxed to 832-0683 or emailed to hdoa.qad@hawaii.gov. Include the word “testimony” and the subject matter. If possible, submitted five written copies of the testimony prior to the hearing. Those needing special accommodations at the hearing should call the department at 832-0703 at least five working days prior to the hearing.