Rumley speaks to seniors Wednesday
The Kailua-Kona Seniors will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hale Halawai in Kailua-Kona.
Tess Rumley will present “Tapping Your Creativity to Live Life to the Fullest.” Rumley is an entrepreneur, artist, author and motivational speaker. She is also the owner-manager of Rumley Gallery at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel.
For more information, call Bev at 325-6993 or Elsa at 315-8732.
Deadline is Friday for public school parent surveys
The Hawaii Department of Education has extended the deadline to Friday for parents to complete a survey to help schools set priorities for improving programs and services.
Parents of public school students enrolled in grades four, five, seven, eight, nine and 11 may complete the School Quality Survey schools mailed or sent home and return it in a prepaid envelope.
Survey results provide schools with data on a range of subjects, from parent satisfaction with course offerings to support services. Teachers and students will fill out additional surveys at school.
Responses are confidential; results should be available by the end of the academic year. The reports will also be posted at arch.k12.hi.us.
View an informational video at vimeo.com/57619187. Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (855) 276-5801 toll-free from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Readers travel to Oz Tuesday at library
The Friends of the Libraries, Kona is hosting its free family read aloud program, “Books are Building Blocks,” from 5 to 6:30 p.m. March 5 at the Kailua-Kona Public Library.
Participants will “travel” to the Emerald City and meet cast members of Aloha Performing Arts Company’s “The Wizard of Oz.” The actors who portray the Cowardly Lion, the Mayor of Munchkin Land and the Wicked Witch will share their experiences of bringing Oz to life.
Parents must attend with their children. Each reading group — kindergarten, first and second grades, third and fourth grades, fifth and xith grades and parents — will be read to, then discuss what was read.
Registration takes place from 4:30 to 5 p.m. in front of the library. Families meet on the lanai after the reading program for light refreshments, door prizes and books. Participation is limited to 75 participants.
To sponsor a program, or for more information, email FOLK@folkhawaii.com or visit folkhawaii.com.
Words and Wine event scheduled Tuesday
Local authors Chuck Antone, Mary Lou Sanelli and john g rees will be featured at the Words and Wine event beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Kona Stories Book Shop in Keauhou Shopping Center. The free event includes pupu and wine.
Antone is an evangelistic author, songwriter and recording artist. He is working on his “Kit and Kat Mysteries” series.
Sanelli is the author of seven poetry collections and a book of essays. She will discuss “Among Friends: A Memoir.”
Books by rees include “Anoxic Zone,” “Halocline” and the recently published “Out of Stone.”
The event begins with a meet-and-greet, followed by book presentations and concludes around 9 p.m., after a question-and-answer session. For more information, call Brenda or Joy at 324-0350.