About Town 11-11-12


Kawaihae to PTA convoys Monday

Oahu-based military units will convoy from Kawaihae Harbor to Pohakuloa Training Area on Monday — via Kawaihae Road, Queen Kaahumanu Highway, Waikoloa Road, Mamalahoa Highway and Saddle Road.

The convoys, which will run between 12:30 and 3:30 p.m., will have front and rear Hawaii Police Department escorts. Motorists are advised to be alert and drive safely.

For more information, call Bob McElroy, Public Affairs officer, at 969-2427.

Soroptimist club selling See’s Candies

Soroptimist International of Kona is taking See’s Candies orders for December delivery. This annual sale benefits community projects such as Domestic Violence Awareness, Friends of the Children’s Justice Center, Girls Exploring Math and Science, as well as scholarships including the Women’s Opportunity and Violet Richardson awards recognizing young women engaged in volunteer action in their community and schools.

To order, contact a Soroptimist member in Kailua-Kona or Waimea at 329-1351 or 325-5196, and in Hilo at 936-4839. All orders must be paid in full at the time of order. The deadline to order is Nov. 21.

Registration extended for koa symposium

The deadline to register for the Hawaii Forest Industry Association’s Growing Koa in Hawaii Nei symposium has been extended. The symposium, to be held Friday and Saturday at Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, is open to students, land managers, farmers, ranchers, policymakers, government agencies, community groups, educators and the public.

The registration fee is $120 for non-association members and includes a $50 membership; $85 for members and $70 for students. Cost for the Saturday field trip to Keauhou Ranch in Ka‘u is $10.

To register, and for more information about the symposium, visit hawaiiforest.org/index.php/article/2012_Koa_Symposium or contact Heather Simmons at 933-9411 or hfia@hawaiiforest.org.

Family reading program slated Tuesday

The Friends of the Libraries, Kona is hosting its Books are Building Blocks family reading program from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Kailua-Kona Public Library. Miss Kona Coffee 2013 contestants will speak at the event.

Parents must attend the program with their children. Reading groups are: kindergarten, grades 1 to 2, 3 to 4, 5 to 6 and parents. A designated reader reads to each group, then leads a discussion of what was read.

Registration is held from 4:30 to 5 p.m. in front of the library. Participation is limited to 75 people.

For more information, email FOLK@folkhawaii.com or visit folkhawaii.com.

Seniors gather to garden Wednesday

The Kailua-Kona Seniors meet for Gardening Day at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hale Halawai in Kailua-Kona. Members will showcase their green thumbs with supplies donated by Hawaii County.

For more information, call Bev at 325-6993 or Claire at 756-5352.