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Village stroll scheduled for Sunday

Kokua Kailua Village Stroll is scheduled from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday along Alii Drive, which becomes a pedestrian-only thoroughfare during that time.

Kokua Kailua is an opportunity to spend an afternoon perusing the shops and restaurants in Kailua Village in addition to the many vendors that participate in the event. Entertainment on the lawn at Hulihee Palace begins at 4 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Kailua Village Business Improvement District, Destination Kona Coast, Kailua Village Merchants Association, Hulihee Palace, West Hawaii Today and Pacific Radio Group.

N. Kohala library offers talk story history programs

North Kohala Public Library in Kapaau will present a series of talk story sessions with historian Boyd D. Bond beginning with “Hawaii’s Natural History” on Monday.

The second presentation, “Changing Land Tenure in the Hawaiian Kingdom,” is planned Feb. 11. The final program is slated March 11 and focuses on the life of Walter Murray Gibson, a prominent figure during the reign of King Kalakaua.

Each hourlong presentation begins at 6:30 p.m.

Bond is a descendant of early Western settlers in Hawaii. About history, Bond said, “I can’t ever remember a time when I wasn’t immersed in it. Many of the stories of Hawaii’s history are also our family stories.”

For more information, to register or request a special accommodation, call 889-6655.

Book club meets Jan. 15 in Kailua-Kona

The Kona Library Book Club meets to discuss John Emerson’s “Beneath the Linden” at 11 a.m. Jan. 15 on the Kailua-Kona Public Library lanai.

The story is of two young people from either side of the Berlin Wall who meet and fall in love. Set in the 1960s, the tale is full of history, faith and the determination of two young people to overcome insurmountable odds to be together.

Light refreshments will be served; new members are welcome.