About Town | 9-1-14


Book signing planned in Keauhou

Chris McKinney and Rudy Puana will describe the newly released book, “The Red-Headed Hawaiian,” from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday in the courtyard outside of Kona Stories in Keauhou Shopping Center. The book offers an inspiring story about a local boy from rural Hawaii who makes good.

This event is free. For more information, call Brenda or Joy at Kona Stories Book Store at 324-0350.

Tour of Daifukuji Buddhist Temple offered

A free, one-hour tour of Daifukuji Buddhist Temple will be given at 2 p.m. Sunday. The tour will be guided by Jiko Nakade and Clear Englebert. The history and meaning of the objects in and around the temple will be explained, as well as the architectural features of the building.

Daifukuji was established in 1914 and is celebrating its centennial this year. For more information, call 322-3524 or visit daifukuji.org. The temple is located at 79-7241 Mamalahoa Hwy., next to Teshima’s Restaurant in Honalo.

Mobile slaughter unit meeting planned in Hilo

The Hawaii Island Mobile Slaughter Unit Task Group is holding a meeting for meat producers to learn more about the proposed mobile slaughter unit and how it will be part of an integrated meat-packing solution for the island’s small producers. The meeting will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 in the Aupuni conference room, 101 Pauahi St. in Hilo.

For more information, call Jackie at 327-3680

Historical talk focuses on David Douglas

Writer and historian Robert Oaks will be at the Lyman Museum from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 8 to present the accomplishments and circumstances of David Douglas’s life.

In 1834, the renowned Scottish botanist, geologist, and explorer David Douglas died on the Hamakua Coast when he apparently fell into a pit dug to trap cattle. His life was spent documenting and categorizing trees and plants, primarily on the Pacific Northwest coast. He was also one of the earliest nonHawaiians to climb Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. Many plants, most notably the Douglas fir, were named for him.

Lyman Museum is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday at 276 Haili St. in Hilo. For information, call 935-5021 or visit lymanmuseum.org.

Hospital Auxiliary to meet

The Kona Community Hospital Auxiliary will hold its monthly board meeting at 1 p.m. Sept. 8 in the hospital conference room. Visitors are welcome.

Also, a bake sale is held from 7 to 9 a.m. every Friday in the hospital cafeteria.

For more information, call the auxiliary office at 322-4577 or visit kchauxiliary.org.