About Town | 7-18-13


W.H. Fisheries Council meets this evening

The West Hawaii Fisheries Council will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. this evening at the Kona Community Cultural and Education Foundation at Keauhou Bay.

The council will hold an open house for present and potential members to talk about the workings of the council and to invite stakeholders to join this conservation effort. The council’s mission is to manage fishery activities to ensure sustainability; develop management plans for minimizing resource depletion; and provide for community involvement in resource management decisions.

Council membership is open to anyone interested in West Hawaii fishery and nearshore resources and who represents a stakeholder group.

The foundation’s headquarters is located on the left hand side of Kaleiopapa Street, just past the Sheraton Kona Bay Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay.

For more information, call Glennon Gingo at 960-9348 or Marni Herkes at 987-2171.

Maunakea Skies presentation is Friday

Rachel Rampy, a W.M. Keck Observatory Adaptive Optics team member, will present “Laser Guide Stars for Adaptive Optics” at the Maunakea Skies program slated for 7 p.m. Friday at Imiloa Astronomy Center.

Rampy will explain how astronomers benefit from creating artificial stars. She will provide an overview of how adaptive optics technology functions, and describe how it is enhanced by the use of laser beacons. Rampy will also discuss current and future laser systems on Maunakea.

Host Peter Michaud will provide observational highlights of the current night sky over Hawaii, pointing out prominent constellations and stars.

Nonmembers pay $10; Imiloa members pay a reduced rate. Purchase tickets at the front desk or call 969-9703.

‘Cartwheel-A-Thon’ slated Saturday

Kona Aerials Gymnastics Club will hold its annual “Cartwheel-A-Thon” fundraiser at 1 p.m. Saturday in the club’s 8,000-square-foot open-air gym, 74-550 Honokohau St., Kailua-Kona. For more information, call 329-4313.

AdvoCats meeting Saturday

AdvoCats will meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Kona United Methodist Church on Palani Road.

AdvoCats is committed to solving the homeless cat problem in a humane way. Meeting attendees will discuss the upcoming clinic and other events. The public is invited; bring ink cartridges for recycling.

For more information, call 327-3724 or visit advocatshawaii.org.

Bridge results

Results of the American Contract Bridge League play at the Kona Bridge Club:

July 1: North/South: First, Elizabeth Reid and Rose White. Second, Barbara Eichelbarger and Jim Elstran.

East/West: First, Sara Ito and Robert Bailey. Second, Gail Hadovsky and Bev Jefferson.

July 4: North/South: First, JoAn Hill and Chuck Clark. Second, Gail Hadovsky and Robert Bailey.

East/West: First, Kathy Golitzen and Mary Dee Overton. Tied for second, were, Nancy Palmer and Craig Ross, and, Allan Young and James Mills Jr.

July 5: First, Marlene Sabo and James Mills Jr. Second, Gail Hadovsky and Robert Bailey.

July 8: First, Dean Jenkins and Craig Ross. Second, Barbara Eichelbarger and Jim Elstran.

July 11: First, Bozena Babbitt and Jim Elstran. Second, Mary Dee Overton and Dean Jenkins.

July 12: First, JoAn Hill and Chuck Clark. Second, Liz Holey and Barbara Eichelbarger.

July 15: North/South: First, Craig Ross and Dean Jenkins. Second, Ann Inaba and JoAn Hill.

East/West: First, Sally and Walt Bobb. Second, Susan Kaneta and Polly Beynon.