Keiki story time features ‘Corduroy’
Kona Stories bookstore in the Keauhou Shopping Center, with assistance from the American Association of University Women, will host a story time for keiki ages 2 to 6 at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
This “Corduroy” story time will feature stories from books about the bear in the department store and his friend Lisa. Story time includes crafts and snacks for a $5 participation fee. Space is limited; RSVP to 324-0350. Check in 10 minutes early at Kona Stories.
Soil, water district meeting Wednesday
The Mauna Kea Soil and Water Conservation District meets from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the U.S. Department of Agriculture/Natural Resources Conservation Service center, 67-1185 Mamalahoa Hwy, Suite 148, Waimea.
Anyone who requires an accommodation or auxiliary aid to attend the meeting should call Margaret Fowler at 885-6602, ext. 100.
Historical society presents voyaging lecture Wednesday
Master Navigator Chadd Paishon will present “Voyaging Histories and Traditions, from the Maiden Voyage of Hokulea to the Magic of Makalii Voyaging Canoe and Finally Our Latest Journeys Being Undertaken by the Ohana Waa” at a free Kona Historical Society Hanohano o Kona lecture slated from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in Building A at the West Hawaii Civic Center.
Paishon will discuss Hokulea’s history and current voyaging canoe programs, including the worldwide voyage to promote peace, sustainability and other values.
For more information, visit konahistorical.org or call 323-3222.
Kona Music Society accepting new singers
The Kona Music Society is looking for sopranos, altos, tenors and basses. The Kona Music Society welcomes all interested singers to an open house rehearsal at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Kealakehe Intermediate School band room. No audition required.
Fall rehearsals will culminate in several holiday-themed concerts, to include portions of Handel’s Messiah with orchestra and a free Family Holiday Concert at the Old Kona Airport Park.
Regular rehearsals are 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays in the Kealakehe Intermediate School band room. Singers rehearse weekly and prepare concerts in two major seasons, Christmas and spring, either alone or in partnership with guest artists and orchestral groups.
A Youth Chorus is also available.
Concerts this season include The Messiah Concert at Kahilu Theatre in Waimea Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, and a free community holiday concert Dec. 22 at the Old Kona Airport Park.
OHA to transfer names to Kanaiolowalu registry
The Native Hawaiian Roll Commission welcomes the addition of Native Hawaiians whose genealogy has been verified by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to the Kanaiolowalu registry.
Articles in the August issue of Ka Wai Ola describe the process. OHA will transfer the names of Native Hawaiians whose genealogy has been confirmed as part of its Hawaiian registry program to the Kanaiolowalu registry after Sept. 15. Those who do not wish to have their names transferred have until then to call Jacee Smith of OHA at 594-1835.
In 2011, Gov. Abercrombie signed Act 195 into law, recognizing Native Hawaiians as the indigenous population of the Hawaiian Islands. The law established the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission to certify and publish a roll of qualified Native Hawaiians and for that roll to be used to organize a Native Hawaiian governing entity recognized by the state.
For more information, call 594-0088 or visit kanaiolowalu.org.