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October 23, 2017 - 12:05am


• The Hawaii Island Food Alliance and KTA Super Stores will celebrate National Food Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at KTA Super Stores in Puainako, Waimea, and Keauhou. Food Day aims to support and promote local food and local farmers, as well as healthy foods, healthy eating, and safe food handling. Visit master gardeners from U.H. and The Kohala Center for a free vegetable seedling and seeds to grow at home, and enjoy free samples of locally grown and produced hummus, chili pepper water, spices, chocolate, and more, while supplies last.

• Monthly cancer support group at Teshima’s Restaurant in Hanalo, 7 p.m. Cancer survivors, people newly diagnosed with cancer, caregivers and supportive family members are welcome. Info: call Shirley at 323-2732.

• From 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., the Kailua Kona Public Library will present a program on the Blue Zones Project, a community-wide well-being improvement initiative to help make healthy choices easier in Hawaii. The goal is to help residents make small changes so we can all enjoy longer, happier and healthy lives. Info: 327-4327 or Kirstin Kahaloa at


Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m. at Kona Stories Book Store for ages 3-6 years. Please check your child in at the book store about 10 minutes early and then join the fun in the courtyard under the tents. RSVP at 324-0350 or A $5 participation fee covers crafts and snack but children receive a $5 bookstore coupon to use afterward.

“Use Social Media to Build Your Business,” 9-11:30 a.m., Hale Iako, 73-970 Makako Bay Dr. NELHA (OTEC) Campus (next to Kona International Airport) Fee: $20. Info: 333-5000 or visit

• Musician Keola Beamer, whose family has a personal tie to Kuamoo, and Palamanui Humanities Professor Richard Stevens, PhD, will present “Malama Ko Aloha: Keep Your Love – The Battle of Kuamoo and the End of the Kapu System,” a lecture about the history of the Kuamoo Burial Grounds, 5:30-7 p.m. at the West Hawaii Civic Center.


• The Big Island Workplace Connection fourth annual Job Fair 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Edith Kanaka’ole Multi-Purpose Stadium. Free and open to the public. Info: Chasity at 961-8379.


• Community meeting to address the agricultural theft issue; 1 p.m. at the UH Kona Cooperative Extension Service, 79-7381 Mamalahoa Highway; Kealakekua, across from Aloha Theater in Kainaliu.


• Grace Community Church, 74-4889 Palani Road, will be hosting from 5-7 p.m. a family-friendly Harvest Festival with carnival game booths. Prizes for best costumes; no scary costumes, please. Info: Grace’s website; or call 326 9580.

• The Kona Lions Club and the Kona Department of Public Health Nursing are holding a free Car Seat Safety Clinic from 10 a.m. - noon in the Kona Target parking lot. Info: 322-1500.

Bleached T-shirt activity at the Kailua Kona Public Library from 1-2 p.m. Bring a colored t-shirt with a blank front or back and redecorate it using a bleach and water solution. Ages 5 and up, event limited to the first 20 patrons. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. RSVP online at or visit the library. Free to the public. Info: 327-4327.

• A seed exchange and anniversary party, 10 a.m. — noon at the Kailua Kona Public Library. Info: Joyce Kimball, at, 327-4327.

• Auntie’s Angels will hold its monthly Soup Kitchen n Pantry at Hualalai Elderly Housing. The charity seeks donations of canned soups, along with fresh produce for their seniors. To donate, call: Auntie Jan, 329-7897

• Kona Elks Lodge is open daily at 2 p.m. Dinners every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Halloween Party Oct. 28. Costumes, live DJ, food and spooky cocktails. Reservations for dinners and parties a must. Call 329-2616.

Oct. 29

• All returned Peace Corps volunteers are invited to a potluck from 2-5 p.m. at the Kahaluu Beach Park on Alii Drive, next to the former Outrigger Hotel. Bring a dish as it is ‘potluck, and preferably from the country your country of service if can. Alcohol is not permitted. Paper products and water will be provided. Info: Tondalaya Gillespie at or call 990-1967.

• Peace Corps RPCV potluck picnic, 2-5 p.m., Kahalu’u Beach Park, Pavilion No.1 on Ali’i Drive. Please bring a dish; one from your country of service would be nice. Alcohol not permitted. Info: Tondalaya Gillespie,

Nov. 1

* Kupuna Singles at Manago Hotel, dinner, 5 p.m. Info: 315-3842.

* Freemasons to meet at the Kona Masonic Center, 73-5577 Kauhola St., No. 7, Kailua-Kona. The activities will begin with a special dinner at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. Info: Lee Meyerson, 326-5661

Nov. 4

• Eighth annual ‘Aina Fest to honor the Hawaiian tradition of makahiki season and the rich agricultural heritage of the moku (district) of Kohala, 1-10 p.m. on the makai lands of the historic Halawa ahupua‘a in Kapa‘au, North Kohala at Inhabit Sanctuary and Retreat Center: 53-4223 Pratt Road, Kapaau, 96755. Gates open at 12:30 p.m. Renowned musicians of all kinds, locally-sourced organic food and beverages for sale, keiki activities, Hawaiian cultural components, workshops and more. Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 at the gate, $10 for youths ages 9-13, and free for keiki aged 8 and under.

Nov. 5


Keiki Yoga Kohala Benefit mini-reTREAT, you will be able to choose your own path to replenish yourself, personalizing your schedule by choosing up to three classes from six different teachers that will nourish your essential being. Cost ranges from $20-$75 Info: 756-3919,, register at• The Queen Emma play, Vespers at Hanaiakamalama, 2:30 p.m. at Christ Church Episcopal, 81-1004 Konawaena School Road, Kealakekua, honoring the past 150 years.

Nov. 6

• Blood Bank of Hawaii blood drive at LDS Waimea Ward – Cultural Hall 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Info: (808) 848-4770 or visit

Nov. 7 • Blood Bank of Hawaii blood drive at LDS Kona Stake Center - Cultural Hall 8:45 a.m.- 5:15 p.m. Info: (808) 848-4770 or visit

Nov. 8 • Blood Bank of Hawaii blood drive at LDS Kona Stake Center - Cultural Hall 7 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Info: (808) 848-4770 or visit

Nov. 12

Dances of Universal Peace, 6pm-7:30 p.m., New Thought Center in Kealakekua. Movements and meaning of each dance are taught first, then we move in unity. Free. Info: Swami Om, 323-3344.

Nov. 14

Kupuna Singles at Orchid Thai, dinner (BYOB), 5:30 p.m. Info: 339-7397.

• The Kona Community Hospital (KCH) Cancer Support Group will be holding its monthly meeting 6– 7 p.m. in Kona Community Hospital’s Administration Building in the first floor conference room 2. KCH Cancer Treatment Center Medical Oncologist, Dr. Donald W. Hill will be discussing “The Uncertainty of Cancer.” Info: 322-6957.

• ‘Sunscreen pollution and the threat to Hawaii’s coral reefs,’ a presentation by environmental forensics expert Craig Downs, at NELHA Visitors Gateway Center, 6-7:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Nov. 15

The Kona Community Hospital Breast Cancer Support Group will meet from 6–7 p.m. The meeting is held in Kona Community Hospital’s Administration Building in the first floor conference room 2. It will be facilitated by functional medicine practitioner and survivor, Deborah Beaumont, APRN. Info: 322-6597.

Nov. 16

The Kona Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center is holding its monthly support group meeting on Thursday, November 16 from 5:30– 7 p.m. The meeting is held at Alii Health Center’s surgical services offices, suite 422. The bariatric and weight loss support group is facilitated by program coordinator, Maria Oka, APRN. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month. (808) 747-8321 Option #2.

Nov. 20

• Blood Bank of Hawaii blood drive at LDS Hilo - Cultural Hall 8:45 a.m.- 2:15 p.m. Info: (808) 848-4770 or visit

Nov. 21

• Blood Bank of Hawaii blood drive at Aunty Sally Kaleohano’s Luau Hale - Main Room 7:30 am- 5 p.m. Info: (808) 848-4770 or visit

Nov. 22

• Blood Bank of Hawaii blood drive at Naniloa Volcanoes Resort - Ho’omalimali 7 a.m.- 1 p.m. Info: (808) 848-4770 or visit

Nov. 28

Kupuna Singles at Korner Pocket, Dinner, 5 p.m. Info: 329-5163.

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