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December 10, 2017 - 12:05am


• Daifukuji Temple in Honalo will offer a class on mindfulness, 2 p.m., a simple, repetitive effort of bringing one’s attention back to the task at hand. Free, but preregistration is required, 79-7241 Mamalahoa Highway. Register: 322-3524 or email

Holiday Jazz Brunch featuring Bill Noble and Big Island Music Academy, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Holualoa Inn. Tickets $25, $15 for youth 12-18: Tickets available at

• American Legion Kona Post 20 will hold its monthly meeting followed by end of year holiday celebration at the Privateers Cove Restaurant located in Kaiwi Square starting at 5 p.m. All veterans and their spouses or significant others are invited. Info: Nestorio Domingo at 443-8928 or


• CSE Senior ID giveout, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., K-Mart, Kailua-Kona. Info: 323-4320.

• CSE Senior ID giveout, 9-11 a.m., Lily Yoshimatsu Senior Center, Waimea. Info: 887-3008.

• Nene Readers Meeting at the Kailua-Kona library, 5-6 p.m. Reading, enjoying, analyzing, and discussing Nene Award-nominated books.

• Polynesian Music and Dancers at Kailua-Kona library, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Come see performance by Te ‘E’ a O Te Turama Polynesian cultural education and entertainment group.


DIY Festive Earrings at Kealakekua Library, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Make your own set of festive earrings to dress up any outfit for the holidays. This one-hour program is suited for adults and is limited to the first 8 patrons. Online RSVP is required to participate. Reservation period opens Nov. 29 and closes Dec. 12. Info: 323-7585.

Brain Injury Support Group meeting, 6-8 p.m. at Hawaiian Rehab Services, mauka of the Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union on Hualalai Street. Speaker Peggy C. Murphy-Hazzard, licensed clinical psychologist, to discuss the role of the neuropsychologist in brain injury rehabilitation. Info: 329-0591 or Karen Klemme RN at 896-2962.

• Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce’s networking event, AfterHours, hosted by Big Island Collision Center, Dickinson General Contracting and Mason Termite &Pest Control 5-7 p.m. at Big Island Collision Center, 73-5568 Olowalu Street. In lieu of admission fee, bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Hawaii Family Support Services. Otherwise, admission is $15.

Kiwanis Club of Kailua-Kona meeting, 5:30 p.m. at the Makalei Golf Club Peacock Grill, 72-3890 Hawaii Belt Road, Kailua-Kona. Guest speaker Lisa Chu-Thielbar, past board president of Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra will speak on completing her lifetime goal of walking the Camino de Santiago trail in Spain. Info: 325-6625.

Rotary Club of Kona Sunrise meeting with speaker Marshall Akamu from the Food Basket, 7 a.m. above Humpy’s Restaurant. Info: Donna Urban-Higuchi, 938-5137.


Kona Traffic Safety Committee (KTSC) meets from 4:30-6 p.m. to discuss traffic issues with public officials who can make a difference. Everyone is welcome. Mayor’s Conference Room of the West Hawaii Community Center on Kealakakehe Parkway. Second floor Building C above the License Bureau (DMV).

• Business Action Center Day, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the County of Hawaii, West Hawaii Civic Center, Department of Research &Development on the second floor of Building C just above the DMV. Primary business consultations and assistance with Hawaii State business registrations, General Excise Tax applications, Federal Employer Identification Numbers (FEIN) and other business filings.

*DEC. 15

• West Hawaii County Band’s next free Friday concert, December Lights, 6:30 p.m. at Hale Halawai Park on Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona.

• Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW Post 12122, behind Kona Locksmith off Kaiwi Street, hosting Friday $7 supper of chicken, salad and dessert with service from 5 - 7 p.m.

• VFW Auxiliary will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday beginning at 10:30 a.m. and will be followed by the Auxiliary’s Christmas party. Info: Don Zero at (509) 879-1040.

*DEC. 16

Music, lights, and family fun stroll in historic Kainaliu town, 5-8:30 p.m. Walk down Kainaliu main street and come enjoy the holiday season island style. Shops, galleries, restaurants, and vendors will be sparkling with lights and open late.

Travel Conversation Circle at Kailua-Kona library, 10 a.m. to noon. Share recent travel experiences, new travel planning ideas, favorite itineraries and destinations.

Story Time with Mrs. Claus at Kailua-Kona library, 3-4 p.m. Mrs. Claus, along with Jingles the Elf, will visit the Kailua-Kona Public Library to share some holiday cheer with stories of Santa Claus and Christmas. Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

• Kailua-Kona library’s Not Just a Book Club Travel Conversation Circle meets for friendly and spirited conversation about recent travel experiences, 10 a.m. to noon. Info: or call (415) 779-2763.

• Kona Choral Society presents the “Joy To The World” free holiday concert. Sing along with familiar audience carols, and enjoy the festive sounds of a brass quintet. Old Kona Airport Maka’eo pavilion, Kailua-Kona, 4 p.m.

*DEC. 17

• Congregation Kona Beth Shalom, West Hawaii’s Jewish congregation, celebrates the Festival of Lights with a grand family party, 4 p.m. at Hale Halawai on Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona. Everyone is invited to enjoy klezmer music and traditional holiday songs. Admission is free for kids; adults, $5. Info:

Journey to Bethlehem, a Live Nativity Experience hosted by Mokuaikaua Church on their historic grounds, 5-8 p.m., 75-5713 Alii Drive. Info: 329-0655.

*DEC. 18

Rudolph ornament craft at Kealakekua library, 3-4 p.m. Ages 6 and up, limited to the first 12 patrons. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. All materials will be provided. Space is limited, online RSVP required. Info: 323-7585.

• West Hawaii chapter of the Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers meeting, 7-9 p.m. at 81-6393 Mamalahoa at the HTFG office. West Hawaii chapter president Brian Lievens will discuss growing mangoes in West Hawaii. Members can learn about new varieties under test. Members and guests are encouraged to bring fruit for sharing. Info: Brian Lievens, 895-8753 or; Ken Love at 323-2417 or; or online at

*DEC. 19

• Holiday Craft Night at Kailua-Kona library, 4-5 p.m. Join us for an evening of holiday crafting and snacks while supplies last! This program is suitable for ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver.

Kona Community Hospital Auxiliary monthly board meeting, 12:30 p.m., in Conference Room 1. All members and any persons interested in becoming a volunteer are invited to attend. Info: or visit

• Kealakekua Public Library will present a program on making a Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer Ornament for your Christmas tree, 3-4 p.m. This program is suitable for ages 6 and up and is limited to the first 12 patrons. Info: 323-7585.

Dec. 19

* Kona Historical Portuguese bread baking. Sale starts at 12:30 $8

Dec. 20

• Hip Hop and Literacy with Mr. Kneel at Kealakekua library, 2-3 p.m. Mr. Kneel (Neil McIntyre) shares his love for reading through beatbox and rhyme! Neil creates inspired original Hip-Hop music to assist educators and parents in promoting children’s social, emotional, and cognitive development. Suitable for ages 5 and up, children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Dec. 23

* Marine Corps League #125 invites current and past Marines to keep Semper Fi Spirit alive. Monthly meeting every fourth Saturday, 1 p.m., Christmas party, bring food to donate to food bank and a pupu. VFW Post #12122 on Kaiwi Street behind Kona Locksmith. Info: Dale 322-2172, Clay 753-2529.

Dec. 27

* CSE Senior ID giveout, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., West Hawaii Civic Center, building B. Info: 323-4320.

Dec. 30

* Hawaiian Sunset Saturday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Coconut Grove Marketplace. Celebrate Kona’s spectacular sunset with live Hawaiian music and beautiful hula performed by the dancers of Halau Ka’eaikahelelani.

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