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AARP driving class scheduled for Monday

Kona Palisades Community Association is sponsoring an AARP Driver Safety Class from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday the Palisades Recreation Center located on Kaimi-Nani Drive at the foot of the subdivision.

The course covers defensive driving tactics, dealing with road rage, cellphones, general safety, rules of the road, how to adjust to age-related changes in vision and hearing ability, as well as slower reaction time. This is a classroom refresher course and does not involve any driving or written tests.

Participants having Hartford Insurance may receive as much as a 10 percent discount on automobile insurance upon completion of the course.

Total cost for course is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers.

Class size is limited.

To register for the class or for more information, call instructors Reni and Roy Damron at 325-5422.

Program features archival photos, films

Kona Historical Society’s 2013 Hanohano O Kona lecture series begins with “A Scenic Sampler of Films and Photos from the KHS Archives” presented by Maile Melrose from 5:30 to 7 p.m, Monday at the West Hawaii Civic Center.

Presented by the society, in cooperation with Hawaii County, Hanohano O Kona presentations are free of charge and open to all.

For more about this event and future lectures, visit or call 323-3222.

Keiki story time is Monday in Keauhou

Kona Stories, with assistance from the American Association of University Women, will host a story time for children ages 3 to 6 at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Keauhou Shopping Center courtyard.

The event will feature stories and crafts centered on the winter season. A $5 participation fee to cover crafts and snack will be collected.

Space is limited to 30 children; call 324-0350 for reservations or more information. Check in 10 minutes early at Kona Stories bookstore.

Seniors celebrate January birthdays

The Kailua-Kona Seniors meets at 10 a.m. Monday at Hale Halawai to celebrate January birthdays and play games.

Members are asked to bring a canned food item to donate, to help feed the community’s hungry.

For more information, call Bev at 325-6993 or Claire at 756-5352.

Edible gardening class scheduled Monday

Diana Duff will teach “Starting an Edible Garden” from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday at Tropical Edibles Nursery, 83-5696 Mamalahoa Highway in Captain Cook. Participants will learn soil preparation methods and how to select an appropriate site and plant varieties.

The $30 class fee includes instruction, handouts, plant tastings and seedlings to take home.

Reservations are necessary to ensure sufficient supplies; call the nursery at 328-0420 or email to register or for more information.

Keiki yoga, hula classes offered

The Kona Beach Yoga Studio offers weekly keiki classes.

Kumu Keala Ching leads keiki hula classes at 3 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Jan. 31. The class for beginners teaches children chanting, hand motions, footwork and basic steps that form the foundations of hula. Ching will teach an identical class at 1 p.m. Saturdays, beginning Feb. 9.

Ashley Flemino will lead keiki yoga classes at 3 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Feb. 5.

Classes cost between $12 and $15 and children ages 4 to 12 may participate. Those younger than 8 must be accompanied by a parent for the first several classes. Kamaaina discount cards are available.

Call the studio at 329-4772 for details or visit for class times.