About Town 6-15-13


College courses to be held in Waimea

Two college courses will be taught during the fall 2013 semester on the Kanu o Ka Aina Public Charter School campus in Waimea.

The classes are Hawaiian Studies 100: Piko Hawaii, scheduled from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays, and Speech 151: Speech & Communication, scheduled from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays.

Scholarships are available. Registration is open to students accepted into Hawaii Community College and continuing students at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. For more information, contact Kahanu at 890-2516 or kahanu@kalo.org.

Church offers vacation Bible school

Vacation Bible school “Let’s Go Serve Our World” will run from 9 a.m. to noon June 24 through 28 at Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, 77-165 Lako St. Admission is free and open to children ages 6 to 12. To register, call 329-5733 or email KonaSerendipity@gmail.com.

Club to host ’70s dance Sunday

Kona Ballroom Dance Club will host a ’70s dance party from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday at the Elks Club in Kailua-Kona. The event is open to those 21 and older. Prizes will be awarded for the best ’70s costumes. Bring appropriate dancing shoes. A $5 donation is requested at the door. Pupu are welcome.

For directions or more information, call Franz at 326-9190 or Trisha at 325-2245.

Elks to honor flag, fathers

The Kona Elks’ annual celebration of the “birthday” of the American flag is planned for 10 a.m. Sunday. An 11 a.m. Father’s Day brunch follows, including biscuits and gravy, lox and bagels, prime rib and pasta for $18. For reservations, call 329-2616.

Radio enthusiasts meeting Sunday

The Kona Amateur Radio Society meets from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the south end of Wawaloli Beach Park at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority.

The meeting is open to members, friends and anyone interested in amateur radio. Attendees are encouraged to bring a Mexican food dish to share at a potluck held during the meeting.

For more information, contact Van NH7IT at 345-5008 or nh7it@arrl.net.

Father’s Day run slated Sunday in Waimea

The Waimea Preservation Association’s Waimea Honoring Father’s Day Fun Walk/Run begins at 8 a.m. Sunday at the Waimea Preservation Cottage, 67-1201 Mamalahoa Highway. Register in-person between 7 and 7:45 a.m. Sunday at the cottage.

The three-mile route winds from the cottage behind Parker Ranch Shopping Center, south on Pukalani Road to Mamalahoa Highway, and back. Refreshments will be offered and prizes awarded after the activity. Participants may bring copies of photos or stories of fathers in their life to display inside the Waimea Preservation Cottage.

Advance registration is $20 for adults; $15 for 13- to 18-year-olds; and younger children participate for free. Register online at waimeapreservationassociation.org, email malama@waimeapreservation.org or call Pete at 885-4453.

Tropical fruit growers meeting Monday

The Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers West Hawaii chapter meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the University of Hawaii Experiment Station in Kainaliu, across from Aloha Theatre. Nonmembers are welcome to attend.

Ken Love will discuss types of lemons and other citrus in Hawaii. Attendees are encouraged to bring fruit for sampling and talk story.

For more information, contact Brian Lievens at 895-8753 or greenwizard@hawaii.rr.com or Love at 323-2417 or kenlove@hawaiiantel.net.

Game management videoconference planned Monday

A Game Management Advisory Commission for the purpose of advising county, state and federal agencies on matters related to the preservation of subsistence hunting and fishing, as well as protecting traditional and cultural gathering rights, will hold its meeting via videoconference at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Members will be present at the Hawaii County Building in Hilo and at the West Hawaii Civic Center’s Council conference room, Building A.

Any questions may be referred to the mayor’s office at 323-4444.

Summer math instruction offered

Big Island Education is offering summer math instruction from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday through Thursday, June 17 to July 4, and July 5, in a meeting room at the Regency at Hualalai in Kailua-Kona. Each student will create a math book to keep. Sessions include future-grade level instruction, light homework, games and snacks. The cost is $310. For an application, call 937-3787.

Book club to discuss ‘Cleopatra’

The Kona Library Book Club meets at 11 a.m. Tuesday on the Kailua-Kona Public Library lanai to discuss “Cleopatra” by Stacey Schiff. The author paints Cleopatra as a shrewd power broker who used her manifold gifts to negotiate advantageous political deals and military alliances. New members are welcome to participate in lively discussion; light refreshments are served.