About Town 1-6-13


Archery class begins Jan. 16 at Hale Halawai

Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation in Kona is accepting registrations for a beginner/intermediate archery class through Jan. 15. Children between 9 and 14 years old are welcome in the class.

The three-week session starts Jan. 16. Classes are from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays at Hale Halawai in Kailua-Kona. Class size is limited.

The activity is free of charge; a donation of a package of large ballons to be used as targets is appreciated. All equipment and supplies are provided to participants. Participants may use their own equipment, but it must be approved by the recreation director.

For more information or to register for the class, call Marshall at 327-3565.

Sakuda speaking at Rotary meeting

Christine Maii Sakuda will be the guest speaker at the Rotary Of Kona Sunrise meeting on Wednesday. Sakuda is the executive director of the Hawaii Health Information Exchange, a Honolulu-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to improving patient safety and quality of care through the coordination of patient care by exchanging information across the broad spectrum of individuals and institutions delivering health care to a patient.

The club meets from 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. every Wednesday at Hale Halawai on Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona. Breakfast is $10 per person. Rotarians and the public are welcome to attend.

For more information, contact Bev Fraser at 936-9965.

Seniors group plans movie day

Kailua-Kona Seniors has planned a movie day for Wednesday. Members should be at the West Hawaii Civic Center at 10 a.m. for a viewing of “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” They should check in at the information booth for the room location.

There will be no meeting at Hale Halawai this week.

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

Many issues before Waimea association

Recent cosmic discoveries from right in Waimea’s backyard and a glimpse of what lies ahead in the new year for astronomers Karun Thanjavur of Canada-France-Hawaii and Gregory Wirth of the William Keck observatories will top the Waimea Community Association town meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the W.M. Keck Observatory headquarters conference room.

Also on the agenda will be a brief update on North Hawaii Community Hospital by Board Chairman Bob Momsen, along with a farewell report by former North and South Kohala County Councilman Pete Hoffmann, who has concluded his service on the council because of term limits. Joining him will be newly seated Council members Margaret Wille, representing Waimea, Waikoloa, Puako, Kawaihae and North Kohala, and Valerie Poindexter, representing Waimea and Hamakua.

The program will begin with an election of officers. Proposed revisions to bylaws also will be discussed and voted on. To review proposed bylaw revisions, visit waimeatown.org.

All who attend the meetings are asked to bring a donation — preferably cash or a check — or nonperishable food items. Checks may be payable directly to a food pantry so the donation is tax deductible.

There is no charge to attend nor membership dues, though donations are welcome.

For more information, call Sherman Warner at 885-1725 or visit waimeatown.org.