MOMS project continues in W. Hawaii
Moms On the Move, a project of Family Support Hawaii for pregnant women and mothers of young children, offers fitness classes during the week at various locations throughout the west side of the island. All activities are tailored to the physical needs of new moms, though all caregivers of young children are welcome to participate. Activities this month include a walking group, a belly dancing class and yoga for moms and babies.
Hawaii Island Beacon Community awarded funds for the MOM Project as part of its Healthy Eating and Active Lifestyle Grants. The MOM project aims to address epidemic rates of maternal and childhood obesity facing West Hawaii by supporting families to establish a routine of regular and enjoyable physical activity during pregnancy and early childhood. In addition, MOM activities offer families an opportunity for social connection and access to health and early childhood professionals who can provide individualized support to help each family establish healthy lifestyle habits.
Email email@example.com or call D. Goosby at 854-3473 for more information.
American Legion meets Wednesday
The American Legion Post 20 meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Teshima’s Restaurant in Honalo. The meeting and dinner begin at 7 p.m. The election of the officers for 2013 is planned. All veterans are invited to attend and any member or veteran who might need transportation to the meeting should call David Carlson at the number below.
A buffet dinner for $14 will be served and cocktails are available for purchase. For dinner reservations, contact Carlson at 325-6491 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Kalani Hamm at 329-7274 or 936-8033.
The post will also be having its quarterly Adopt a Highway cleanup beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday. Members will meet at the entrance to the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery.
Soil and water group meeting in Waimea
The Mauna Kea Soil and Water Conservation District meets from 4 to 6 p.m. Wedneday at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service office, 67-1185 Mamalahoa Highway, Suite 148, Waimea.
Anyone who requires an accomodation or auxilary aide to participate in the meeting should call Margaret Fowler at 885-6602, ext. 100.
Bridge class offered Thursday
The Kona Bridge Club is conducting bridge lessons at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Hualalai Academy Bridge building. The $7 fee includes lunch and lessons.
Call Jim Mills at (559) 246-9113 for more information.
Line dancing lessons begin Thursday
Two eight-week line dancing courses begin Thursday at the Kona United Methodist Church on Palani Road. A beginner-level course is planned from 6 to 7 p.m. and a series for more-experienced dancers runs from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 30.
Each course costs $35; $49 for both. A one-night drop-in fee is $7 for one class; $9 for both.
All ages are welcome; children 12 and younger may attend free of charge.
Call Jean at 328-9946 for more information.
Parade appearing on public access channel
The Kailua-Kona Independence Day Parade and fireworks show will air on Na Leo O Hawaii Public Television Channel 53 at 6 p.m. Thursday. The show will be rerun at 9 a.m. Saturday, 8 p.m. July 17, 6:30 p.m. July 20, 4:30 p.m. July 22 and 6 p.m. July 26.
The one-hour program was created by Na Leo O Hawaii staff.
Hawaiian civic clubs’ drag show is Friday
The Hawaii Council, Hawaiian Civic Clubs, presents “This Show Won’t Dragg – On,” a masquerade and female impersonation revue featuring Diva Brandi Lee from LeBizarre and friends at 7 p.m. Friday at the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort and Spa. Local actor and director Clay Callaway will emcee the event, which features a silent auction, masquerade masks and Mardi Gras beads.
Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door and can be purchased at the Mask-querade Bar, Music Exchange, Oshima Surf Shop, Sheraton Keauhou, or from any civic club member. The event is a fundraiser for the club’s scholarship program, council activities and the association’s upcoming convention.
The Hawaii Council consists of 10 clubs on the island operating under the umbrella of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs. The clubs were organized to promote the civic, economic, social, health and moral welfare of communities on the island with particular emphasis on the activities of agencies and organizations responsible for the improvement of the conditions of the Native Hawaiian people.