About Town 12-13-12


Market to include rummage sale, swap meet

The Wednesday green market and craft sale at Queen Emma’s Market is expanding on Saturday to include a rummage sale and swap meet. The rummage sale will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Outside the center will be the craft fair and green market, while at the bottom of the property, the Commons, the swap meet will take place.

The event is at the Queen Emma Community Center at Christ Church Episcopal on Konawaena Road in Kealakekua. Call Kate at 326-9092 or email at khwinter@hawaii.rr.com for more information.

Students to perform at Saturday market

The Waimea Town Market at Parker School will host the Christmas music of Jessica Salerno-Woodbury and her students on Saturday. The entertainment will feature Dylan Kilbride, 12, on the violin; Amelia, 12, and Maisie, 8, Wirth on recorders; and Eli Wirth, 10, on guitar. Traditional carols will be featured. The music starts at 9 a.m.

On Dec. 22, the market will welcome the Waimea Consort under the direction of Christian Veillet. The a cappella group, making its fourth holiday appearance at the market, will carol around the schoolyard.

‘GLOW 5-0’ teen event slated Sunday

Lifeplan Youth Leadership-West Hawaii and the North Hawaii Lifeplan Youth Leadership Team will present “GLOW 5-0,” a youth-only “straight edge rager” from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday at KBXtreme. The event will feature dance music, bowling, prizes and “no drugs, no drunks and no drama.”

DJ Chad, DJ Jared, DJ Ohm Grown and performers Concept, JTheory and Steve Kim will entertain. Tickets are $7 at the door, $5 in advance, and available from team members at Kealakehe High School, or at KBXtreme and Mama’s House in Waimea. Adult chaperones will watch the exits, and monitor GLOW 5-0 to help keep kids safe.

Attendees may wear flashy and wild outfits, but nothing too revealing. Shorts and tank tops are acceptable; no bikini tops or swimsuit-like bottoms. No one “under the influence” will be admitted; no re-entries once teens are inside.

Chaperones and lane sponsors are needed, as well as prizes, such as $10 gift cards for pizza or shopping. Lane sponsorships cost $150. Call Kei-Lin Cerf at 896-6110 for details.

The Lifeplan Institute Hawaii Island is a youth mentoring program, which encourages teens to create a goal-driven “lifeplan.” For more information, visit lifeplanhawaii.org.

Project Hawaii seeks sponsors, volunteers

Project Hawaii Inc. is hosting a holiday party for Hawaii Island’s homeless and poverty-stricken keiki on Tuesday at Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale in Hilo. Volunteers and sponsors are needed to make the event a success. Email projecthawaiisummercamp@yahoo.com for volunteer requirements and more information.

Companies or groups are also needed to sponsor party activities and meal items. Sponsorships range from $100 to $500. Call 987-6018 or email Project Hawaii for details.

The group has a gift wrap booth at Kona International Market where volunteers will wrap gifts for monetary donations or accept donated gifts for the program. The booth is open from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers are needed to staff the booth.

Donate to Project Hawaii online at projecthawaii.net/apps/donations or by mail to Project Hawaii Inc., P.O. Box 1844 Keaau, HI 96749.

More information is available at helpthehomelesskeiki.org.

Book club meets Tuesday at library

The Kona Library Book Club meets at 11 a.m. Tuesday on the Kailua-Kona Public Library lanai.

This month’s selection is “The Life and Times of Lucy Thurston” by Lucy G. Thurston, a pioneer missionary. The book is a collection of letters and journals written over a period of more than 50 years. One of Thurston’s heirs, Pat Godfrey, will be in attendance to discuss her ancestor and her historical archiving of her family history.

New members are welcome to join in the discussion and share light refreshments. Those attending are asked to bring a nonperishable food item, which will be given to Mokuaikaua Church for distribution.

The club will meet in January to discuss “Beneath the Linden” by John Emerson.