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Photography classes begin Jan. 7

Robert Weygand Sr. is teaching beginner, intermediate and advanced photography and a darkroom class beginning Jan. 7. Morning and evening classes will be offered. Film or digital cameras are required to take the class.

The Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation in Kona is taking registration for the class through Jan. 4. Class size is limited.

For more information or to register for the class, call Marshall Tohara at 327-3565.

Auxiliary planning membership meeting

Kona Community Hospital Auxiliary will hold its annual membership meeting Jan. 14. All members and any individuals interested in becoming a volunteer are invited to attend a lunch at the Kona Vistas Pavilion on Lako Street mauka of Queen Kaahumanu Highway.

Sen. Josh Green will be guest speaker. Various representatives from the hospital, as well as many auxiliary volunteers, will be available to share information and discuss what the auxiliary provides for the hospital.

Attendees are asked to make reservations by Jan. 9; emailKCHAuxiliary@hotmail.com or call 322-4577.

Hui Laulima meets Jan. 4

West Hawaii Hui Laulima will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 4 at the West Hawaii Community Health Center community meeting room in Kailua-Kona.

Cathie Amelotte, Hawaii Island United Way community advancement director, will share the results of the “Community Issues Survey,” which will drive the discussion about areas of need in the community.

For more information or directions to the meeting site, contact Linda Jeffrey at 327-4300, ext. 2432, or khparentcenter@yahoo.com.

Imiloa announces Friday entertainment

An eclectic mix of Friday night programming is coming to the Imiloa Astronomy Center’s planetarium beginning Jan. 4.

“Consolidating our many planetarium evening programs, such as our Maunakea Skies program, Friday night rock show, star and navigation talks, and the ‘3D Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe’ live sky show, gives our patrons a variety of pau hana programs for Friday evenings in the planetarium,” said Planetarium Manager Shawn Laatsch.

The new format kicks off with the “3D Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe” at 7 p.m. Jan. 4. The program takes participants on an engaging tour of the universe.

Pink Floyd’s “The Wall,” where the album is brought to life with a fulldome digital interpretation of its sounds and imagery, begins at 7 p.m. Jan. 11.

Maunakea Skies talks are planned the third Friday of every month.

For a more complete schedule, visit imiloahawaii.org. Tickets for Friday night programs cost $8 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Tickets may be purchased at the Imiloa front desk or by phone at 969-9703.

All cancer support group meets Thursday

You’ll Never Walk Alone meets from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday. Cancer survivors and co-survivors are invited to attend the group’s free meetings held the first and third Thursdays of every month; light refreshments are served.

For more information and directions to the meeting site, call Michele Robinson at 333-5328.