About Town 10-10-12


Soil, water district meets today

The Mauna Kea Soil and Water Conservation District meets from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation District service center, 67-1185 Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea.

To request an accommodation, auxiliary aid or service, call Margaret Fowler at 885-6602, ext. 100.

Keiki triathlon seeks more entrants

Children ages 7 to 14 may enter the Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation and Hawaii Isle Police Activities League Keiki Triathlon set to begin at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 20, at the Kona Community Aquatic Center in Kailua-Kona. Entry forms must be submitted by Friday and are available at hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation or at any of the department’s Recreation Division facilities, swimming pools and gymnasiums. There is a $5 per-child entry fee.

The triathlon will be limited to the first 30 children who sign up in each of four age-group categories. All participants must supply their own bicycle, helmet, swim goggles and other equipment. Keiki will swim 100 yards, bike 3.2 miles and run one mile; 7- and 8-year-olds will race half-distances.

Mail entry forms and payment to Recreation Division, 799 Piilani St., Hilo, HI 96720.

For more information, call Officer Joseph Botelho Jr. at 961-2220.

Volunteers sought for snorkel day

Deep and Beyond is planning a snorkel day from 9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 19 at Kahaluu Beach Park.

Volunteers are needed to make the Youth With a Mission event for people with disabilities a success.

Contact Stephanie by Friday to volunteer. Call 326-4400, ext.4017 or email deepandbeyond@gmail.com.

Daughters of Hawaii, Cousins meet Thursday

The Daughters of Hawaii and Calabash Cousins will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday on the Hulihee Palace lawn.

Earl Kamakaonaona Regidor, Kaupulehu Cultural Center manager, will discuss the importance of the Makahiki during ancient Hawaiian times. The Makahiki spanned four lunar months and was a time when war was kapu and time was spent practicing sports, feasting, dancing and honoring the god Lono.

Music and refreshments will follow the meeting; guests are welcome.

For membership information, contact Bettina Linke at 324-7062, Sabine Andresen at 324-0179 or Lale Kam at 938-6394.

Intro to acupuncture Thursday in N. Kohala

Licensed acupuncturist Adrienne Dooling will offer an introduction to traditional Chinese medicine from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday at the North Kohala Public Library.

Dooling will give a practical explanation of the meridian system and ways acupuncture can offer pain relief with no side effects. She will discuss tongue and pulse diagnostics, as well as acupressure points for self care. Her presentation will emphasize the role of acupuncture for back pain and arthritis, as well as its effectiveness in dealing with stress and aiding digestion.

Contact the library at 889-6655 for more information.

Traffic safety panel meets Thursday

The Kona Traffic Safety Committee meets at 5 p.m. Thursday in the Community Halau at the West Hawaii Civic Center.

The public is invited to attend.