About Town 2-19-13


Tap dance, music slated at library

Reni Damron will present a program on tap dance and its music at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Kailua-Kona Public Library.

Damron will discuss the background and origin of the various pieces; tap numbers will be performed by Reni’s Tappers.

The free program is sponsored by Friends of the Libraries, Kona.

For more information, visit folkhawaii.com.

Towle honored by national organization

The Humane Society of the United States recently presented Ginger Towle from the West Hawaii Humane Society with its Humane Hero award recently as part of its Humane Lobby Day at the state Capitol.

Towle has been advocating for animals on the Big Island and across the state for more than 30 years, according to the organization. She was also instrumental in assisting with the Waikoloa Donkey Rescue project, which has rehomed more than 480 donkeys to date.

Community health event planned

Parents And Children Together’s Head Start program, in partnership with The Chelsey Foundation, will host a family community health event. The free event, called E Malama i Kou Ola Kino (Be Good to Your Body), will feature community health resource booths; free blood pressure, dental, hearing and vision screenings; keiki activities; games; contests; and other activities offering fun and easy ways to take good care of one’s body and health.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Kona Pacific Public Charter School. Among the participating organizations will be the University of Hawaii, Department of Health, Hui Malama Ola Na Oiwi, Kona Pacific Public Charter School and West Hawaii Tobacco-free Coalition.