About Town | 03-15-13


Kamehameha III birthday festivities

Events are planned today and Saturday to celebrate the birthday of Kamehameha III, Kalani Kauikeaouli.

At 10 a.m., The Daughters of Hawaii, The Royal Order of Kamehameha and Kamehameha Investment Corp. will present a tribute at Kamehameha III’s Keauhou Bay birth site.

David Keanu Sai will lead a Puana Ka Ike lecture, “1893 Executive Agreements and Impacts Today: Hawaiian Protest and Demand Filed in the United Nations,” from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay.

A free concert is planned Saturday on the Hawaii Lawn of the Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay. The concert features Darlene Ahuna, with special guests Kaulumahiehie Amaral and Halau Kalaakeakauikawekiu at 4:30 p.m. Waipuna performs at 5:30.

At 6:30 p.m., traditional Hawaiian music will be played by artists including Nina Kealiiwahamana, Marlene Sai and Sonny Lim. Kahulanui plays Hawaiian Swing music at 8, followed by Manao Company.

Ka‘u coastal cleanup will take place Saturday

A community coastal cleanup is slated Saturday from Kaiole Bay to Kamilo Point, along the Ka‘u coast.

The Hawaii Wildlife Fund event requires sturdy footwear, sun/wind protection, a refillable water bottle, bag lunch and the snacks needed for the day. Hawaii Wildlife Fund will provide trash bags, gloves, water refills and a composting toilet.

Volunteers will meet at 7:45 a.m. at Waiohinu Park, near mile marker 65, to carpool to the cleanup site. The cleanup normally ends at 2 p.m. with volunteers back at the park by 3:30. RSVP to kahakai.cleanups@gmail.com.

Feline advocacy group meets on Saturday

AdvoCats will hold a general meeting to discuss upcoming clinics and events at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Kona United Methodist Church on Palani Road.

The nonprofit trap-neuter-release organization is committed to solving the homeless cat problem in a humane way. Bring ink cartridges for recycling; community support and volunteers are needed. For more information, call 327-3724 or visit advocatshawaii.org.

Daughters of the American Revolution meets Saturday

The Daughters of the American Revolution Hawaii Loa chapter will gather at 10 a.m., prior to a 10:30 meeting, Saturday at the West Hawaii Civic Center, Building A, Chambers Room. The meaning, history and other information about DAR insignia will be presented.

For membership or meeting information, call Mary Ellen at 322-6870.

Hiking club to explore Ala Kahakai Trail

The Kona Hiking Club will hike part of the Ala Kahakai Trail along the coast from Puako Boat Ramp to Puukohola Heiau National Historic Area Saturday. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Puukohola Heiau National Historic Area parking lot. Hikers will carpool to the Puako trailhead to begin the one-way hike.

The four-mile hike is considered moderately easy. The trail crosses wet lava rock, red dirt jeep trails and resort beaches. Be prepared for hot and windy conditions. Carry one to two liters of water, per person. Sturdy boots, sun protection, lunch and hiking stick are recommended.

Meet at 7 a.m. at Lanihau Center, near Buns in the Sun, to carpool from Kailua-Kona. For carpool information, contact Alice at 322-6481 or 938-1491. For information about all hikes and activities, visit konahikingclub.com.

Tarawa Marines meets Saturday

The Marine Corps League Camp Tarawa Detachment 1255 will meet at Banjy’s Paradise Bar and Grill at the Waikoloa Village Golf Course March 16. A no-host lunch begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by a 1 p.m. business meeting. All serving, retired or reserve Marines and Navy personnel and their spouses are invited to attend. Dress is resort casual. For more information, call Jim Browne at 883-0069.

Aloha Quilters of Kona meets on Saturday

The monthly meeting of Aloha Quilters of Kona begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Wallace Hall at Christ Episcopal Church in Kealakekua. Guest speaker, Phyllis Cullen, a fiber artist, quilter and teacher, will present a trunk show of her work and discuss the big island chapter of Studio Artist Quilt Association she has begun.

Aloha Quilters of Kona is composed of quilters working in both traditional and Hawaiian styles. The group meets informally on the third Saturday of each month to share old and new ideas and techniques and to promote the art of quilting in the community. New members, novice quilters or “old hands” are welcome.

For more information, call Eileen at 328-8027 or Lana at 329-3723.

Philippines Consulate General to conduct outreach program

The Philippine Consulate General of Honolulu will conduct a consular outreach program from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday in Building A of the West Hawaii Civic Center.

Services include passport renewal, dual citizenship application, reports of birth and marriage and notary services. For a complete list of required documents and fee schedule, call the Philippine Consulate at 595-6316 or visit philippineshonolulu.org.