About Town 9-30-13


Masons meeting Wednesday night

Kona Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons meets Wednesday at the Kona Masonic Center, 73-5577 Kauhola St., No. 7, Kailua-Kona. Dinner begins at 6 and the meeting at 7 p.m. Dessert follows the meeting.

All members of the craft are invited to attend. For more information or directions to the meeting site, call Lee Meyerson at 326-5661.

Free video production class offered

Na Leo O Hawaii offers a free video production orientation from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at its facility in Kaiwi Square, 74-5565 Luhia St., Suite C1-A, Kailua-Kona.

Na Leo O Hawaii Inc. is the nonprofit corporation established to manage the public, education and government cable access channels in Hawaii County. For more information and reservations, call 329-9617.

Seniors to learn flower arranging

The Kailua-Kona Seniors meets at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hale Halawai in Kailua-Kona. Nobuko Humphries will demonstrate the art of Japanese flower arranging. For more information, call Bev at 325-6993 or Claire at 756-5352.

Suicide Prevention Task Force to meet

The Kona Suicide Prevention Task Force meets from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at West Hawaii Community Health Center.

Interested community members may attend the group’s meetings held the first Wednesday of the month. For more information, call 333-8988 or visit preventsuicidekona.com.

Support group offers help for the blind

Michelle Lee will discuss Hawaii Disability Rights Center’s Client Assistance Program at the National Federation of the Blind West Hawaii chapter’s meeting slated for 10 a.m. Thursday at Hale Halawai in Kailua-Kona.

The organization meets the first Thursday of the month to share information about available technology, resources and coping tricks and techniques for people with low vision or blindness.

For more information, call Sally at 345-7065 or visit nfb-westhi.org.

HPA initiates community book club

The Hawaii Preparatory Academy Community Book Club will hold its first meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Dyer Memorial Library, upper campus in Waimea.

Librarian Lois Inman and English teacher Jaime Johnson will lead the group. The current book selection is “The Age of Miracles” by Karen Thompson Walker.

The next book club meeting will be Dec. 4 to discuss “Beautiful Ruins” by Jess Walters.

Meetings are free and open to the public. Participants are invited to bring a snack to share.

For more information, contact Johnson at jjohnson@hpa.edu or visit theageofmiraclesbook.com.

Cancer support group meeting Thursday

Cancer support group You’ll Never Walk Alone meets from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday. Cancer survivors and co-survivors may attend the group’s free meetings held the first and third Thursdays of the month. Light refreshments are served.

For more information and directions to the meeting site, call Michele Robinson at 333-5328.

Disability advocate comes to West Hawaii

A Hawaii Disability Rights Center advocate will meet with disabled residents from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Office of Aging in the West Hawaii Civic Center.

The center protects and advocates for human, civil and legal rights of people with disabilities. For more information, call Michelle Lee at (800) 882-1057, ext. 803.