About Town 1-28-13


Cancer program taking registration

Registration is being accepted for Look Good, Feel Better, a free program that teaches beauty techniques to women facing the side effects of cancer treatment. Participants will learn skills to cope better with hair loss and skin and nail changes. All classes are taught by trained, licensed cosmetologists. Free cosmetic kits are provided to each participant.

The next session is scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Kona Community Hospital Radiation Oncology conference room at 79-1019 Haukapila St. in Kealakekua. Registration is required by calling Cecily Nago at 935-0025.

Ocean festival slated Saturday in Kawaihae

The annual Malama Makalii Ocean Festival is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Halau Kukui, Kawaihae Harbor. The festival, a day dedicated to celebrating the gifts of Kanaloa, is a gathering of communities on the Big Island to increase awareness of malama kai concepts and responsible stewardship: caring for the oceans and maintaining a healthy relationship with the environment. Every year, the festival celebrates the life of waa kaulua Makalii, Hawaii Island’s voyaging canoe, which is 18 years old in 2013.

There will be hands-on workshops in seamanship, knots, noninstrumental navigation, safety, lashing, canoe maintenance and care through drydock activities, sailing and other ocean activities available for the public. The event is free for all families and community members.

For more information, contact the Na Kalai Waa office at 885-9500 of nakalaiwaa@gmail.com, or like the event on facebook at facebook.com/pages/Malama-Makalii-Ocean-Festival-Feb-2-2013/285669174792735?ref=ts&fref=ts.

Exhibit extended at Lyman Museum

Lyman Museum’s “Sasana: The Burma Portfolio,” exhibit has been extended through March 9. “Sasana,” meaning acts of kindness, is a collection of large-format black and white photographs of Burma’s people, landscape and local culture taken by Dr. Steven Garon, a volunteer with Aloha Medical Mission.

The museum, located at 276 Haili St. in Hilo, is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For admission rates and information, call 935-5021 or visit lymanmuseum.org.

Jeep trip explores historic dairy

The Kona Historical Society will lead a jeep trip to historic Pauahi Dairy from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 23. Maile Melrose, historian and great-granddaughter of Henry Nicholas Greenwell, who founded the dairy in 1884 with his partner, Manuel De Gouveia, will share the history of Pauahi and other Kona mauka dairies.

The $70 fee includes lunch. Reservations and society membership are required. The registration deadline is Feb. 18. A four-wheel-drive vehicle is required; limited space is available for those without four-wheel-drive.

To register, join the society or for more information, visit konahistorical.org or call 323-3222.