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August 10, 2014 - 12:05am

Toothbrush drive held

West Hawaii Community Heath Center is promoting good dental health by conducting a toothbrush drive for those in need during National Health Center week today through Saturday.

Each branch of the Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union and each West Hawaii Community Health Center location will serve as a drop-off point.

Kiholo fishpond cleanup is Saturday

The Nature Conservancy will hold a volunteer work day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Kiholo Fishpond.

The group will help revitalize the fishponds by removing invasive vegetation from the pond edge and clearing debris. The efforts will make space for native plants and improve water quality.

A talk story will be held at the end of the work day after a potluck lunch from 1 to 2 p.m. with Kuulei Keakealani, the cultural director of Hui Aloha Kiholo. She will share the ancestral knowledge of Kiholo that has been passed down through the generations within her ohana.

The gate will be open from 8:30 a.m. Drinks, water and rice will be provided. Bring a hat, sunscreen, bathing suit, hiking boots, tabis, gloves, protective clothing, a water bottle and hand tools. RSVP by Thursday to

American Legion meets Wednesday

Kona American Legion Post 20 will hold its monthly meeting Wednesday at the new VFW facility at 74-5543 Kaiwi St. Suite 18A, behind Kona Locksmith. Camaraderie begins at 3:30 p.m. with a call to order at 4. A meal will be provided for $10.

Contact Don Zero, public relations officer at 509-879-1040 for more information.

Free movie shown Wednesday

Elderly Recreation Services and the Big Island Film Office will host a free showing of the movie “Monuments Men” at 10 a.m. Wednesday at West Hawaii Civic Center in Building A.

For more information, call Kelly at 323-4340.

Seniors meet Wednesday

Kailua-Kona Seniors will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the West Hawaii Civic Center, Building A to watch “Monuments Men.” Members are invited to attend this free event.

There is no meeting this week at Hale Halawai.

For more information, call Pat at 329-2424 or Elaine at 325-6653.

Kona Traffic Safety Committee meets Thursday

Kona Traffic Safety Committee will meet Thursday from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Community Halau, Building G of the West Hawaii Community Center. Everyone will be heard and new ideas are welcome.

Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW meets Saturday

The Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 12122 will meet at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the new location, 74-5543 Kaiwi St., Suite 185A.

For more information contact Beverly Skarnes at 329-6261.

Statehood is topic of presentation

The public is invited to learn about how Hawaii became a state from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Lyman Museum, 276 Haili St., Hilo.

Historian Boyd D. Bond will unravel the events that led Hawaii from kingdom to territory to statehood. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; the event will begin at 7. Seating is limited, so come early. Admission is free to museum members and $3 for nonmembers.

For more information, call 935-5021 or visit