About Town | 11-10-13


Shriners club meets Wednesday

The Kona Shrine Club holds its weekly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at The Frisky Seal restaurant on Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona.

All visiting and resident Shriners are welcome to attend.

The Arc of Kona plans annual fundraiser

The 17th annual Bazaar and Custom Car Show — a fundraiser for The Arc of Kona — will be held Nov. 23 in Kealakekua.

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Konawaena School Road, there will be live entertainment, a silent auction featuring donated items, food and the Trash and Treasure Booth as well as products from craft vendors and a custom car and bike show. All proceeds go toward supporting people with disabilities.

Auto and bike buffs looking to enter their vehicles in the custom car and bike show should call 323-2626 by Nov. 20 to get a registration form. The fee is $10. The car and bike show will be held at the Konawaena High School parking lot.

For more information, call 323-2626.

Gentle yoga classes offered in Kailua-Kona

The county Department of Parks and Recreation offers gentle yoga classes at Hale Halawai in Kailua-Kona.

Classes are held at Hale Halawai on Mondays from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; and Fridays from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 10 to 11 a.m. A chair yoga class is held Mondays from 10 to 10:45 a.m.

Gentle yoga is a series of stretches and breathing techniques that relax the body and mind and reduce stress. The cost is $5 per class; payment is collected at class time. Participants should bring a yoga mat, beach towel and a bottle of water. Yoga mats are available for those who do not have one. For more information, call 896-5302.

Humane society offers discount on adoptions

Black animals are among the most overlooked adoptable pets. “Back in Black” is a nationwide campaign to increase awareness and adoptions of black and mostly black dogs and cats.

Back in Black, sponsored annually by Best Friends Animal Society runs through Nov. 30. During this time, Hawaii Island Humane Society’s shelters in Kona, Waimea and Keaau will offer 50 percent off adoption fees for cats or dogs that are black or mostly black.

“Although they’re every bit as adorable and sweet as other animals, pets in black often wait longer for homes than their lighter-colored pals,” explained HIHS executive director Donna Whitaker. “We’re so happy to participate in the Back in Black campaign, which shines a spotlight on these often-overlooked pets.”

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. HIHS holds a contract with the County of Hawaii to enforce certain animal-related laws and it 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.

For more information, visit HIHS.org or call 329-1175.