About Town 2-9-13


Goodwill hosting tax-prep volunteers

Goodwill Industries of Hawaii will host Volunteer Income Tax Assistance teams to provide free tax preparation aid for qualified individuals — those making $50,000 or less per year who do not own a home or business. Volunteers will be on hand from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays through April 7. Appointments are recommended for the 74-5599 Luhia St., Suite F-4, Kailua-Kona location. Call 443-5839.

Goodwill is also offering “MyFreeTaxes” to individuals with an adjusted gross income of less than $57,000 per year.

Visit myfreetaxes.com/higoodwill to file federal and state returns for free. Filing assistance is available for MyFreeTaxes filers. Contact (855) MY-TX-HELP between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday or email info@myfreetaxes.com for 24/7 assistance.

Visit higoodwill.org for more information.

Visually impaired meeting Monday

Derek Inaba, of the Captain Cook Vocational Rehab office, will speak at the local chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Hawaii meeting at 10 a.m. Monday at Hale Halawai in Kailua-Kona. Inaba will speak about the services his office offers, specifically those related to vocational rehabilitation for the blind.

The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Sally at 345-7065 or visit nfb-westhi.org.

Codependent Anonymous group meets Mondays

Codependent Anonymous women’s meetings are slated from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays at Kona Center, Unity Church Sanctuary, on the corner of Kuakini Highway and Hanama Street. The meetings are free to attend. Call 937-9150 for more information.

Hospital auxiliary board meets Monday

The Kona Community Hospital Auxiliary board meets at 1 p.m. Monday at the Pines Commercial Center. Call 938-9694 for directions.

The hospital auxiliary holds public bake sales from 7 to 9 a.m. Fridays in the hospital cafeteria.

Call 322-4577 or visit kchauxiliary.org for more information.

‘Musubi Man’ slated at area libraries

The Honolulu Theatre for Youth will present the “Musubi Man” in West Hawaii Feb. 12 and 13. Admission is free.

The story, a local version of the “Gingerbread Man,” follows a magical musubi on the adventure of a lifetime. The 45-minute performance offers an interactive introduction to literature and is suitable for those ages 3 and older. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Performances are planned for 3 p.m. Tuesdsay at Kailua-Kona Public Library and 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Thelma Parker Memorial Public and School Library in Waimea.

Contact the hosting library, 327-4327 in Kailua-Kona or 887-6067 in Waimea, for more information, or if a special accommodation is needed.

Project Grad meeting Tuesday

Parents of all students, family and friends are invited to volunteer and attend a Project Grad meeting slated from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the library at Kealakehe High School. For more information, visit khsprojectgrad.com, email monica_balanay@yahoo.com or call 896-1866.