About Town 1-10-13


Kealakehe Travel Club sale is Saturday

Kealakehe High School Travel Club is holding a rummage and baked goods sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Kona International Market in Kailua-Kona. The event is a fundraiser for the club’s summer trip to Europe.

To donate, call 989-2770.

Meditation class sited in Volcano

A free class on the Four Noble Truths, the essence of Buddha’s teachings, is slated from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. Participants will hear the teachings of Buddha and practice meditation. Everyone is welcome; dress warmly and bring a cushion.

For more information, call 985-7470.

Chamber hosts summit on island’s future

The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce will present the Hawaii Island Economic Summit 2013 — Continuing the Conversation from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel.

The summit will feature a panel discussion on areas that could positively impact the future of Hawaii Island: education, employment, energy, health care and sustainability. Three guests will participate on each panel, discussing their work with audience members.

Attendees will learn about current trends and projects, new ventures and missions, and future dreams and visions.

The $70 admission includes continental breakfast and lunch. Reservations must be made by 5 p.m. Monday. For more information or to register, contact the Kona-Kohala Chamber at 329-1758, email info@kona-kohala.com or visit kona-kohala.com.

Salsa classes to be taught in Waimea

The Waimea Ballroom Dance Club will offer salsa lessons Mondays at 7 p.m. beginning Monday and continuing through Feb. 18 in the Waimea Elementary School cafeteria. Students can register at 6:30 p.m. before either of the first two classes.

Annual club membership is $15. The six-week salsa course costs $10. Each lesson lasts one hour and is followed by a 30-minute practice mixer. No partner is necessary to attend the classes, instructed by Lance Oliver.

For more informaiton, call Peter In at 885-4776.

Weavers group meeting Monday

Monday Weavers meets from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at Island Yarn and Art Supplies, 73-5568 Olowalu St. Sponsored by the Big Island chapter of the Hawaii Handweavers Hui, the event is free and open to the public to discuss and share weaving ideas and projects. Samples from a recent linen and lace workshop will be discussed.

Those new to weaving, as well as experienced fiber artists are welcome.

For more information, call 326-2820.

County offers senior yoga classes

Hawaii County Elderly Recreation Services offers a series of yoga classes for anyone 55 and older. Senior yoga consists of stretches and breathing techniques that relax the body and mind and help reduce stress.

Classes are planned at 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Jan. 29 at Yano Hall.

Classes begin at 8:30 a.m. Mondays and Fridays (Jan. 18 and 25) at Hale Halawai. Classes cost $10 per month; registration and payment can be made the first day of class.

For more information, call Elderly Recreation Services at 323-4340.

Book clubs meet Tuesday, Jan. 29

Kona Stories hosts monthly book clubs that are free and open to the public. Attendees are asked to read the book in advance and be prepared for discussion. Groups meet from 6 to 8 p.m. at the store in the Keauhou Shopping Center. Bring a pupu or favorite beverage to share. For more information, call Brenda or Joy at 324-0350.

The Second Tuesday Fiction Group meets Tuesday to discuss “Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness.” Alexandra Fuller’s book traces the stories of her parents’ childhoods in Kenya and England, recounts her own African upbringing and offers insight into the impact of their beliefs and the waning of the British Empire on her parents’ marriage.

The Just the Facts Group meets at 6 p.m. Jan. 29 to discuss Wade Davis’ “Into the Silence.” Davis, explorer in residence at National Geographic, chronicles the expeditions of George Mallory, the first Englishman to attempt to climb Mt. Everest.