About Town 11-18-13


AARP driver safety class offered

Kona Palisades Association is sponsoring an AARP driver safety class at 1 p.m. Nov. 25. The class will be held at the subdivision’s recreation center on lower Kaiminani Drive.

This refresher class for older drivers does not include driving or written tests. It covers subjects that may affect drivers as they age, such as hearing, eye sight and reflexes, as well as rules of the road. Insurance providers may give discounts to those who have taken the class.

Class size is limited. Call Reni and Roy Damron at 325-5422 to register.

Advisory council applicants sought

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve is seeking applicants for two seats on its advisory council. Applications are due Dec. 31. To receive an application kit or for information contact Katie Gentry at katie.gentry@noaa.gov, 694-3936 or visit papahanaumokuakea.gov/council/welcome.html.

Dog training seminar offered in Waikoloa

Carl Oguss of East Hawaii Dog Psychology Center will lead a dog training seminar at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hooko Park behind Waikoloa School. The class is sponsored by Waikoloa Neighborhood Watch.

Oguss will demonstrate techniques for solving each pet’s problems. Participants must hold on to their dogs or have them on a leash. He will also answer dog training questions and brief attendees on current dog laws.

Kona development meeting scheduled

The Kona Community Development Plan action committee meets at 2 p.m. Wednesday at West Hawaii Community Civic Center, Building E, second floor, in the Planning Department conference room.

For more information, call Terry Dunlap at 323-4770 or email tdunlap@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Seniors celebrating Thanksgiving Wednesday morning

Kailua-Kona Seniors meets at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hale Halawai for a members-only Thanksgiving luncheon. Those attending are asked to bring the side dish or dessert they signed up to bring.

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

Disabilities panel meeting Wednesday

The mayor’s Committee on People with Disabilities meets at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the ADRC Training Room, 1055 Kinoole St., Hilo. Meetings are open to the public. Agendas are posted on the county’s website. For information, call Sandy Arriola at 961-8005.

Waimea Montessori school holds open house

Hawaii Montessori School’s Waimea campus will hold an open house from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at 64-1058 Mamalahoa Highway. Families with children 15 months to 6 years old are invited to visit the school.

For information, contact Angeline Geldhof or Becky Watkins at 885-7683.