Habitat for Humanity seeks volunteers
Habitat for Humanity West Hawaii is a volunteer-driven nonprofit. Volunteers serve in many venues — the construction site, the ReStore and in the office. Volunteers also serve on different committees, such as Family Selection, Development and Faith Relations.
Faith Relations is a small committee and Habitat is looking to recruit more members. The goal of the Faith Relations Committee is to partner with all faith communities to answer the call to bring safe, decent, affordable housing to West Hawaii. Projects vary depending on the construction schedule, but can include fundraising, community outreach and enlisting more volunteers for the build sites. New ideas and discussion are encouraged.
The next meeting begins at 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Habitat West Hawaii Office and ReStore, 73-5576 Kauhola St., Kailua-Kona. Refreshments will be served.
To reserve a spot, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 331-8010.
VFW Auxiliary meets Saturday
The Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 12122, meets at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Veterans Center. Future activities will be discussed.
For more information, contact Beverly Skarnes at 329-6261.
Aloha Quilters meets Saturday
The monthly meeting of Aloha Quilters of Kona begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Wallace Hall of Christ Church Episcopal in Kealakekua.
Aloha Quilters of Kona is composed of quilters working in both traditional and Hawaiian styles. The group meets informally on the third Saturday of each month to share old and new ideas and techniques and to promote the art of quilting in the community. New members, novice quilters or “old hands” are welcome.
For more information, call Eileen 328-8027 or Lana 329-3723.
Musical event planned at SKEA
“Music on the Lawn” is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Society for Kona’s Education and Art in Honaunau. Performances by Diana Aki, LT Smooth, Hannah’s Makana Ohana, Keei Mauka Boys and Aloha Moon Band are planned. Food, beverages, popcorn and shave ice will be available. Admission is by donation.
For more information, visit skea.org or call 328-9392.
Afternoon at Hulihee scheduled for Sunday
A free Afternoon at Hulihee Palace is scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday to remember the late Princess Kaiulani. Presenting hula and serenade by the Merrie Monarchs, the event is part of a yearlong series that honors Hawaii’s past monarchs and historical figures; donations are appreciated. Those attending should bring a beach mat or chair as seating won’t be provided.
The palace is open for docent-guided and self-guided tours. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; with the exception of the palace being open from 1 to 4 p.m. the Monday following the monthly Kokua Kailua Village stroll. Also, beginning Friday, the palace will be open from 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through the holiday season. Palace admission for a self-guided tour is $8 for adults, $6 for kamaaina, military and seniors, and $1 for keiki 18 years and younger. Docent-guided tours are available upon request. For details, contact the palace at 329-1877, the palace office at 329-9555 or visit daughtersofhawaii.org. The gift shop, open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, can be reached by phoning 329-6558.
Agriculture workshop coming to Hilo
The public is invited to attend a workshop exploring strategies and financial incentives to preserve and care for Hawaii’s agricultural lands from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Wainaku Executive Center, located at 26-238 Hawaii Belt Road in Hilo.
The Oahu Resource Conservation and Development Council has been working with the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust and partners from around the state to bring this workshop to Hilo.
The morning session includes an overview of land preservation tools, including conservation easements and important ag lands designation, and information on a variety of available funding sources. The afternoon session includes round table discussions with the presenters, including representatives from federal, state and county agencies, local land trusts and conservation organizations, and landowners who have decided to preserve their land.
A $20 registration fee is required and covers refreshments and lunch. Participants may register at oahurcd.org and follow the “read more” link on the featured projects at the top. Registration deadline is Monday. Questions about the workshop or the registration process should be directed to Jean Brokish, executive director for Oahu RC&D, at 622-9026.