About Town 3-22-13


Book, baked goods sale at N. Kohala library

The Friends of North Kohala Public Library will hold its annual spring book and bake sale from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 30 in the Kohala High School cafeteria.

All books will sell for $1 or less. Buyers may bring a reusable grocery bag to fill with books for $7. Remaining books will be distributed for free after noon.

Volunteers are needed to set up the sale beginning at 4 p.m. March 29 or clear away remaining books after the sale.

Books, CDs and DVDs may be donated at North Kohala Public Library until Thursday. Donated baked goods may be delivered to the cafeteria on sale day. Donations are tax deductible. Library staff can provide receipts for tax purposes for materials delivered to the library.

The proceeds help fund library programs and materials in North Kohala.

Call the library at 889-6655, for more information or to volunteer.

Tech pau hana slated for Monday

Ulrich Bonne will discuss battery-backed photovoltaics, and why distributing energy storage around the island’s grid could be good for individuals and Hawaii Electric Light Co. on Monday at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority Gateway Center. The event is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m., which includes time before and after the 5:30 presentation for questions, answers and networking opportunities.

The program is part of a monthly pau hana series for people interested in technology in West Hawaii. Each month, a presenter discusses a different topic related to technology and entrepreneurism. All are welcome.

A potluck is included with the event. Bring a beverage and a pupu to share; reusable plates and cups are encouraged.

Cancer support group meeting Tuesday

A cancer support group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Teshima’s Restaurant in Honalo. People newly diagnosed with cancer and cancer survivors are welcome, as well as interested caregivers and supportive family members.

The group meets to discuss cancer-related issues and lend support to one another.

For more information, call Shirley at 323-2723.

Clark to lecture on traditional surf sports

“Hawaiian Surfing: Traditions from the Past” is the topic of Kona Historical Society’s Hanohano O Kona Lecture scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in West Hawaii Civic Center’s Building G Community Hale. The free presentation, led by author John Clark, will feature six surf sports that Native Hawaiians practiced in the past.

Clark, a former lifeguard who retired from the Honolulu Fire Department, has written eight books, all published by University of Hawaii Press. More information is available by calling 938-8825 or visiting konahistorical.org.

Peter Mills, University of Hawaii at Hilo anthropology professor, will present April’s lecture, “Guns, Germans, and Steers: The History and Archaeology of Ranching in the Humuula District.”

Anderson graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Cameron T. Anderson has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received instruction in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.

Anderson is the son of Gary and Joni Anderson of Hilo.

He is a 2012 graduate of Waiakea High School.

Kamehameha parade registration open

Preparations are under way for the annual King Kamehameha Day Celebration Parade, which begins at 9 a.m. June 15 on Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona. Registration is open to groups and individuals who want to be in the parade, including marching bands, floats, vehicles, hula halau and equestrian units, both private mounted and pa‘u. Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities are also available.

For entry guidelines or to download a registration application, visit konaparade.org. All entries are subject to the approval of the parade committee and must not be political or blatantly advertorial.

All equestrian participants should have basic horsemanship skills. Pa‘u units represent the eight Hawaiian Islands and will be led by pa‘u princesses who must be part Hawaiian and 18 years of age or older. Attending riders in pa‘u units must be 18 or older, while banner page may be 12 or older, depending on riding experience.

For more information, call Barbara Nobriga at 322-9944.

Public libraries closed on Tuesday

All public libraries will be closed on Tuesday in observance of the Prince Kuhio Day holiday.

Visit librarieshawaii.org or call a local library for public service hours.