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Solar presentation held Friday

“Solar PV on the Big Island: Promise and Challenges” will be presented from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Tutu’s House in Waimea.

Marco Mangelsdorf, who has 36 years experience designing, installing and teaching solar technology and energy politics, will discuss the technology and incentives that make solar electricity a reasonable supplement to utility power for businesses and residences.

To register, call Tutu’s House at 885-6777.

Meditation Society meets

The Kona Interfaith Meditation Society will hold its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Queen Coffee Garden, 75-1048 Henry St.

The program will feature a 15-minute video presentation by Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield speaking on “The Ancient Heart of Forgiveness.” The program will also include discussion, a period of silence and refreshments.

A meditation class will be offered at 5 p.m. To reserve a space, email prefpeace@gmail.com.

For more information, call Farley at 896-3920.

Unity of Kona observes World Day of Prayer

Unity of Kona will feature a two-day event celebrating the World Day of Prayer. Live streaming of the opening services from Unity Village will be from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday. Continued live streaming from Unity Village, prayer and meditation will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday.

The event is free; donations are welcome. Prayer requests can be sent to unityofkona@gmail.com. For more information, call 322-0885.

Arc of Kona president addresses Rotary

Michele Ku, president and CEO of the Arc of Kona will address Rotary Clun of Kona Sunrise Wednesday. Arc of Kona is a nonprofit organization that has supported people with disabilities on Hawaii Island for more than 50 years.

Kona Sunrise Rotary, meets at 6:45 a.m. at Humpy’s Showroom upstairs between Laverne’s and Humpy’s. A breakfast buffet begins at 6:30 a.m. that costs $12.

Officer of the Year luncheon slated

The Kona Crime Prevention Committee’s “Officer of the Year” luncheon will be held at 11:45 a.m. Sept. 12 at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel.

Each month, the committee honors a Hawaii Police Department officer for outstanding performance in the line of duty. Officers of the Month are Justin Gasper, Brandon Mansur, Caroldeen Nalani Freitas, Stephen Kishimoto, Kalae Lee, Nicholas McDaniel, Marlin Hopson, Mario Ochoa, Sheldon Nakamoto, Jerome Duarte and Jason Foxworthy. Each of these officers is eligible to participate in the Officer of the Year selection and will be introduced at this luncheon.

Members of the community have donated gifts and sponsorship for these officers every month, as well as for this event. Donations continue to be welcome. The Officer of the Year luncheon is $35. For reservations, contat Liz Holey at lholey@hawaii.rr.com or 443-7708 by Tuesday.

The Kona Crime Prevention Committee continues to encourage and support our police department in its efforts to prevent crime, deter potential criminals and enforce our laws. The Committee also provides police equipment for use by Kona District Officers when Department funds cannot support those needs, as well as raising funds to support Kona DARE, Kona PAL and police education projects. Their monthly luncheons are open to the public and everyone is welcome.