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About Town 12-8-12

Brain injury group meets Wednesday

The Brain Injury Support Group meets from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Rehab Services on Hualalai Road in Kailua-Kona.

Clinical social worker Barbara Coffman will discuss the role of brain and heart connections and stress reduction techniques. She will lead a hands-on practice of biofeedback as part of her presentation.

Brain injury, stroke or other neurotrauma survivors, family members, caregivers, professionals and the public are invited.

For more information, contact Hawaiian Rehab at 329-0591 or Karen Klemme at 328-9498.

Kealakehe High council meets Thursday

Kealakehe High School’s Community Council meets from 5:15 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the school’s staff cafeteria dining room.

Items on the agenda include: electronic use policy and consequences for violation; continued discussion of acknowledging students and their achievements; voting on the 2013-14 financial plan; cyber-bullying and its impact on campus life; and students who are unable to provide athletic shoes for physical education class.

Minutes of previous meetings are available at

Parents, students and community members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

For more information, contact Linda Jeffrey at the Parent-Community Center at 327-4300, ext. 2432.

Traffic safety group meets Thursday

The Kona Traffic Safety Committee convenes at 5 p.m. Thursday, providing the public with an opportunity to meet with county and state officials to discuss traffic safety problems. The organization meets the second Thursday of each month in the Community Halau, Building G of the West Hawaii Civic Center.

Imiloa planetarium presentation Dec. 15

Gary Davis, director of the Joint Astronomy Center, will present “Astronomy with Invisible Light” at a Maunakea Skies program at 7 p.m. Dec. 15 at Imiloa Astronomy Center.

Davis will share why astronomers undertake the challenge of astronomy with infrared light and the advantages of observing on Mauna Kea. He will discuss what the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope has achieved and what the future holds for the telescope.

Maunakea Skies is hosted by Shawn Laatsch, Imiloa’s planetarium manager. He will provide observational highlights of the current night sky.

Admission for members ranges from free to $5 and is $8 for nonmembers. Purchase tickets at Imiloa or by phone at 969-9703.

Soil, water group to meet in Waimea

The Mauna Kea Soil and Water Conservation District meets from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service center, 67-1185 Mamalahoa Highway, Suite 148, Waimea.

If an accommodation or auxiliary aid is needed to attend the meeting, call Margaret Fowler at 885-6602, ext. 100.