About Town 10-24-13


NAMI support group meets Monday

The National Alliance of the Mentally Ill support group meets 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Paradise Clubhouse, 77-6435 Kuakini Highway, by the Sunquest sign on the mauka side of the highway.

For more information, call Dana at 896-7203.

Annual pet walk scheduled Sunday

The Hawaii Island Humane Society’s Kona Pet Walk is scheduled for Sunday at Kona Commons. The event begins with registration at 8 a.m., followed by the walk, contests and prizes at 9 a.m. Advance fundraising is available at firstgiving.com/hihs petwalk where individuals can create a personal fundraising page and email family and friends to donate to the cause. Individuals may also download and print a registration form and solicit donations in person. Visit the News and Special Events page at hihs.org. All walkers who raise $50 or more receive a free Pet Walk T-shirt.

The mission of the Hawaii Island Humane Society is to promote respect for all animals, prevent cruelty to animals, eliminate pet overpopulation and enhance the bond between humans and animals. It holds a contract with Hawaii County to enforce certain animal-related laws and offers 24-hour service for injured animals and other animal emergencies, humane education classes, low-cost spay and neuter services, lost and found assistance, microchipping and more.

Early medicaments discussed Monday

Before the advent of antibiotics and hydrocortisone cream, the good doctors of Hilo relied on medicaments in varying concoctions to treat a host of ailments afflicting their patients. Many of these included ingredients that are still in use today, though some have given way to more effective — and no doubt more palatable — remedies.

Mimi Pezzuto of the University of Hawaii at Hilo’s College of Pharmacy presents information found in 11 enormous prescription logs from the now-defunct Hilo Drug Co., spanning the years 1894 to 1945, during a presentation at 7 p.m. Monday at the Lyman Museum in Hilo. Prescription logs and other pharmacy ephemera will be on display.

The cost is $3 for nonmembers, free to museum members. The Smithsonian-affiliated Lyman Museum is located at 276 Haili St. in Hilo. Call 935-5021 or visit lymanmuseum.org for more information.