About Town 1-4-13


Mind and body connection explained

Working with Wellness Through Movement since 2005, five elementary schools and more than 200 parents, teachers and school administrators in the Kohala community have created a program that teaches children the connection between mind and body.

The group will share what it has learned during a free presentation from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Tutu’s House in Waimea.

For more information, visit wellnessthroughmovement.com.

Traffic safety group meets Thursday

Kona Traffic Safety Committee meets at 5 p.m. Thursday in the Community Halau, Building G of the West Hawaii Civic Center. The meetings, held the second Thursday of every month, present the public with an opportunity to meet with county and state officials who can help mitigate traffic safety problems.

Attendees may park in the makai lot next to Building G.

County ethics board meets Wednesday

Hawaii County Board of Ethics Meets at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Hawaii County building, 25 Aupuni St., No. 1501, Hilo. The meetings are open to the public.

The agenda is posted on the county’s website. For more information, call Mary Fujio at 961-8251.

CPR, first aid courses slated Jan. 26

North Hawaii Community Learning Centers at Waimea Elementary School offers National Safety Council First Aid and Basic Life Support certification courses Jan. 26. Adult and pediatric CPR instruction runs from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Standard first aid follows from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Classes are held in Room D5 at the school.

National Safety Council CPR certifications are valid for two years; first aid certification is valid for three years.

Call 987-6523 for more information and to register. The cost is $35 per certification or $90 for all three.

Japan foundation helps fund camp

Camp Imi-Possible was in full swing when Subaru Telescope Director Nobuo Arimoto visited Imiloa Astronomy Center to view first-hand children participating in the weeklong intersession program, which was supported by a gift from the Japan Foundation for the Promotion of Astronomy. The $9,750 donation, presented on behalf of the JFPA by Subaru Telescope, covered all materials, tuition scholarships and support teachers for the winter and spring camps.

Oriented toward “junior explorers and innovators in grades K-3,” the camps are meant to provide engaging, hands-on educational activities tailored to the inquisitive minds of young children.