SKEA is site for science camp
A four-day science camp for students ages 10 to 15 is scheduled for July 23 to 26 at the Society for Kona’s Education and Art. Students will investigate the concepts of static and current electricity; the pH scale (acids and bases); atoms, molecules and subatomic particles; chemical reactions, including combustion, oxidation and explosions; making metal alloys; metal plating; and crystallization. The camp will use an interactive, hands-on approach to science learning and will help to mentally prepare students for the new school year.
The classes are tentatively scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., but may be changed based on the needs of the families attending. Tuition is $125 plus a $5 materials fee. Enrollment is limited to 10 students.
The Society for Kona’s Education and Art is located in Honaunau between mile markers 105 and 106. For more information or to register, contact Michael C. Blevit at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (831) 419-3978. References are available on request.
Palace concert honors Kuakini
The Daughters of Hawaii and Calabash Cousins present Afternoon at Hulihee beginning at 4 p.m. Sunday at Hulihee Palace. The concert, honoring the late John Adams Kuakini, features the Merrie Monarchs and Hawaiian performing arts by kumu hula Etua Lopes and Halau Na Pua Ui O Hawaii.
Afternoon at Hulihee is part of the palace’s series of free monthly events honoring Hawaii’s past monarchs and historical figures.
Donations are welcome.
Those attending should bring a beach mat or chair since seating won’t be provided.
Readers group meets Tuesday
The Kona Library Book Club meets at 11 a.m. Tuesday on the Kailua-Kona Public Library lanai.
This month’s selection is “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. Henrietta Lacks was her name, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells — taken without her knowledge — became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first “immortal” human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than 60 years. HeLa cells would spawn a multibillion dollar industry and become a foundation of modern science — leading to breakthroughs in gene mapping, cloning and fertility and helping to discover how viruses work and how cancer develops, among a million other things.
Light refreshments will be served. New members are welcome.
There will be no meeting in August. The club will resume in September to discuss “The Imperfectionists” by Tom Rachman.
Gleaners session scheduled for Tuesday
A gleaners strategy session is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at One Island Sustainable Living Center. A potluck dinner precedes the dinner at 5 p.m. All grovers and volunteer pickers and processors are invited to attend.
Community Harvest leader Quinn Yeamans is hosting this sounding session to gather suggestions for launching One Island’s Same Canoe gleaning project in August.
For reservations, email email@example.com or call 328-2452. Child care is available from 6 to 8 p.m.