About Town 9-26-13

VFW planning Octoberfest event

The Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary of 12122 are hosting an Octoberfest from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the VFW Veterans Center, the former Swing Zone in Kailua-Kona. Brats, sauerkraut, German potato salad, cole slaw, rouladen, snitzle, bread and dessert is $15. Bosco will entertain.

For more information, contact Bev Skarnes at (818) 599-3297.

Yoga dance workshop slated

A “Breath, Body & Soul Medicine” workshop is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Banyan Tree Sanctuary in Kailua-Kona. Those attending will participate in a yoga dance workshop to invigorate personal health, relationships and peaceful solutions to planetary problems.

Marya Mann, who conceived yoga dance, is a wellness and creativity consultant at Kona Coast Wellness. For directions, visit banyantreesanctuary or maryamann.com or call 345-0050.

St. Michael’s fundraiser scheduled for Sunday

St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church is holding its annual Feast Day and Fundraiser celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the “big white tent” at Honokohau Industrial Park.

A $1 donation buys entry into $500, $300 and $150 giveaways. Teriyaki steak or chicken plate lunch tickets are available for $10 each by emailing st.michaelfeastday@gmail.com.

Proceeds benefit St. Michael’s Building Fund. For more information, contact Dawn or EJ at 326-7771.

Skatepark grand opening is Sunday

The Kamakoa Nui Skatepark in Waikoloa Village will celebrate its grand opening from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. The park is located at the end of Paniolo Estates on Iwikuamoo Street.

The community is invited and skaters are encouraged to bring their skateboards, helmets and pads and be among the first to skate in the new park. A Best Trick Contest is planned with prizes for winners. A free, family event, the grand opening also includes a silent auction fundraiser, food, music, shave ice and activities for all ages.

Initiated in 2004 by the Waikoloa Community Development Corp., the park was designed and built by California Skateparks, led by Brian Sandlin. Phase I of the plaza-style skateboard facility, which opens Sunday, incorporates a variety of features for skaters on all levels. Managed by Transition Youth Projects, additional phases will begin as fundraising levels are reached.

Granite “skate tiles” are available for sale to help support the park and future plans. Businesses and individuals are invited to purchase tiles for a lasting contribution.

Donations can also be sent to Transition Youth Projects or Waikoloa Community Development Corp., P.O. Box 383097, Waikoloa, HI 96738. Both are 501(c)(3) nonprofits. For more information, call Sherry Davis at 883-2748 or Laura Werneck at 883-3409, email info@waikoloaskatepark.com, visit waikoloaskatepark.com or find them on Facebook.