About Town 10-11-12


Textile art workshop slated Saturday

Yukuke Yokoi, an artist from Okinawa, will present a bingata, or katachiki, workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Konawaena Middle School. Yokoi will teach participants the intricate textile art that dates to the Ryukyu Kingdom.

The workshop costs $85, including materials and a light lunch. Registration begins at 9:45 a.m.

An exhibit featuring original pieces for sale will be displayed during workshop hours.

For more information, contact Pat Nagy at 325-0060.

Oktoberfest is Oct. 19 in Kealakekua

Christ Church Episcopal, on Konawaena School Road in Kealakekua, celebrates Oktoberfest at 6 p.m. Oct. 19.

The event features authentic German food and beer and live music from The Last Fling Band, a German oompah band.

Tickets are $25 each, half-price for children, and available at the church office or at brownpapertickets.com Tables may be reserved for large parties.

For more information, call the church at 323-3429.

School thrift shop plans Saturday sale

Waimea Elementary School Thrift Shop will hold a clearance sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

All items are new or gently used. The sale will feature an array of items including keiki and adult clothing, Halloween costumes and decorations, cookbooks and two wedding gowns.

The thrift shop is located in the back of Waimea Elementary School’s campus, near the post office. It is open from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays; 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays.

For more information, call Gunda Iaea at 990-1959 or email gunda@hawaiiantel.net.

Hawaii Energy holds success story contest

Hawaii Energy, the conservation and efficiency program for Hawaii, Honolulu and Maui counties, has launched its second annual Energy Success Story Contest.

Submissions of inspiring and motivating stories from Hawaii homeowners and renters showcasing their successes in conserving or more efficiently using electricity must be entered no later than 11:59 p.m. Oct. 31. Judges will select the 10 best stories. Each of the winning entrants will receive an energy efficiency gift bag valued at $200. One overall winner will also be awarded a home energy monitoring system valued at $500.

For more information, visit hawaiienergy.com.

Korean War vets meet Saturday

The Korean War Veterans Association of West Hawaii Chapter 279 meets at 10 a.m. Saturday at Denny’s Restaurant on Henry Street in Kailua-Kona.

Membership is open to any person who has seen honorable service in any of the U.S. armed forces, defined as Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard if said service was within Korea including territorial waters and airspace at any time from Sept. 3, 1945, to the present, or said service was outside Korea from June 25, 1950, to Jan. 31, 1955. Associate members are also welcome.

For more information, call Joe Nimori at 329-3058 or Bob Welter at 929-7001.

Composting workshop slated Saturday in Hawi

Recycle Hawaii, funded in part by the Hawaii County Department of Environmental Management, will sponsor a composting workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Montessori Education Center of Hawaii in Hawi.

The interactive and informative workshop will address the basics of backyard composting and composting with worms, an easy way to turn kitchen scraps into “garden gold.” The cost is $10; keiki are free. A voucher for a free backyard composter will be given to each family participating in the session.

Advance registration is not required. For more information, contact Ann Hassler at 937-1100 or email Crazy4Compost2@gmail.com.

Huliau to perform at N. Kohala library

Huliau, a contemporary Hawaiian dance company showcasing hula as a high art form, will perform at 6 p.m. Monday at North Kohala Public Library.

Kumu hula Michale Pili Pang, who previously led a halau in Waimea, leads the group that brings Hawaiian rituals, myths and legends to the stage with a contemporary flair.

The 45-minute program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and presented by the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program. Additional funding is provided by the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information, call the library at 889-6655.

Meditation class Sunday in Volcano

A free meditation class is slated from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Niaulani Campus of the Volcano Art Center in Volcano Village. Participants will learn to meditate or deepen their meditation, according to the teachings of Buddha.

Those attending should dress warmly and bring a cushion.

For more information, call 985-7470.