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October 18, 2017 - 12:05am

st cancer support group from 6–7 p.m. Oct. 18 at Kona Community Hospital’s administration building in the first floor conference room 2. Meetings will be held on each third Wednesday monthly. Info: KCH Cancer Center, 322-6957.

• Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce AfterHours, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Sustainable Island Products showroom, 73-5568 Kauhola St. Drinks and pupus created by Chef Felix of Island Naturals, tour of new facilities, Chamber updates and networking opportunities. Registration and prepayment required, $30, or $15 for Chamber members and first-time non-members. Register at Info: 329-1758 or

• The Kona Community Hospital Cancer Treatment Center is launching a breast cancer support group, 6-7 p.m. in the hospital’s administration building in first floor conference room 2. Info: 322-6957.

• Kupuna Singles at Fish Hopper, breakfast at 9 a.m. Info: 443-3892.

• Mele O Kona, a prospective chorus of Sweet Adelines International, is looking for women of all ages who love to sing! Rehearsal 6–8 p.m. Wednesdays at The Regency at Hualalai above Kuakini Highway, 75-181 Hualalai Road, by the poolside area. No musical knowledge or ability to read music is required. Info: Linda Rowand, 464-6135 or Barbara Cushman, 937-4518.


• The Kona Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center is holding its monthly support group meeting 5:30-7 p.m. at Alii Health Center’s surgical services offices, suite 422. The bariatric and weight loss support group is facilitated by program coordinator, Maria Oka, APRN. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month. Info: 747-8321, option No.2.

• West Hawaii chapter of Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers meeting at the at 81-6393 Mamalahoa at the HTFG office, potluck dinner at 5 p.m., please bring a dish to share. Speakers include Hawaii Farms Union United Hawaii president Vincent Mina and special guest Peter Salleras from Queensland, Australia. Topics include tropical fruit yields, Tatura trellis in Hawaii and “Bush Tucker” fruits. Info: Brian Lievens, 895-8753 or; or Ken Love, 323-2417 or

• The West Hawaii Fishery Council (WHFC) is hosting an outstation community meeting from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Honaunau Rodeo Grounds. Everyone is invited to attend and share their observations, concerns and experiences with coral bleaching, fishing and any other feedback about what’s happening in the ocean. Info:

• Kona Mauka Rotary and Hawaii’s Better Business Bureau and Access Information Management, “Secure Your ID” Day from 8–11 a.m. Shredding sensitive documents is an important step in ID protection, 73-4164 Huli Koa Drive, Kailua Kona. Info: Donna Hiranaka, 322-0202 or

• The Aha Moku Island Council will be meeting 2-4 p.m. at the West Hawaii Civic Center Mayor’s Conference Room. The talk story session will allow for all discussions; on all issues affecting Hawaiian culture, history and traditional practices.

• Not Just a Book Club Travel Conversation Circle” meets 10 a.m.-noon for friendly and spirited conversation about recent travel experiences, new travel planning ideas, favorite itineraries and destinations, new travel books, and tools to use the internet to enhance your travel experience. Info: 415-779-2763.

• HiBiz Plan 15 finalist plans from Round 1. Each company will present 15-minute overview of business plan from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Hale Iako at NELHA. Lunch prepared by Palamanui Culinary Program. Public welcomed.

• The Sierra Club Moku Loa group will host a Conservation Committee meeting at the West Hawaii Civic Center in the Community Room from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Free event, open to the public. Keynote speaker will be Rep. Nicole Lowen sharing her legislative priorities for the 2018 session regarding environmental protection and conservation. Info: Heather Kimball, or 333-1535.

• Hawaii Electric Light invites the community to its energy fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Keauhou Shopping Center. The free event will feature educational displays and fun activities. Info: visit or call 327-0543.

Oct. 22

* The Bahá’í Community of West Hawaii will be celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah, the prophet founder of the Baha’i Faith. Celebrations happening in both North and South Kohala, info: 885-4123.

* Meet the candidate, Heather Kimball for State Senate District 4, 10 a.m. to noon at Anna Ranch Heritage Center, 65-1480 Kawaihae Rd, Kamuela 96743

Info: Jennifer Kagiwada, Campaign Manager,, (510) 301-7174

* From 4:30 to 5:30PM, the Kailua Kona Public Library will present a program on the Blue Zones Project, a community-wide well-being improvement initiative to help make healthy choices easier in Hawaii. The goal is to help residents make small changes so we can all enjoy longer, happier and healthy lives. Info: 327-4327 or Kirstin Kahaloa at

Oct. 24

The Hawaii Island Food Alliance and KTA Super Stores will celebrate National Food Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at KTA

Super Stores in Puainako, Waimea, and Keauhou. Food Day aims to support and promote local food and local farmers,

as well as healthy foods, healthy eating, and safe food handling. Visit master gardeners from U.H. and The Kohala Center

for a free vegetable seedling and seeds to grow at home, and enjoy free samples of locally grown and produced hummus,

chili pepper water, spices, chocolate, and more, while supplies last.

Oct. 25

Preschool Story Time, 10:30AM at Kona Stories Book Store for ages 3-6 years. Please check your child in at the book store about 10 minutes early and then join the fun in the courtyard under the tents. RSVP at 324-0350 or A $5 participation fee covers crafts and snack but children receive a $5 bookstore coupon to use afterward.

Oct. 26

The Big Island Workplace Connection 4th annual Job Fair 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Edith Kanaka’ole Multi-Purpose Stadium. Free and open to the public. Info: Chasity at 961-8379.

Oct. 28

* Grace Community Church, 74-4889 Palani Road, will be hosting from 5-7 p.m. a family-friendly Harvest Festival with carnival game booths. Prizes for best costumes; no scary costumes, please. Info: Grace’s website; or call 326 9580.

* The Kona Lions Club and the Kona Department of Public Health Nursing are holding a free Car Seat Safety Clinic from 10 a.m. - noon in the Kona Target parking lot. Info: 322-1500.

• Bleached T-shirt activity at the Kailua Kona Public Library from 1-2 p.m. Bring a colored t-shirt with a blank front or back and redecorate it using a bleach and water solution. Ages 5 and up, event limited to the first 20 patrons. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. RSVP online at or visit the library. Free to the public. Info: 327-4327.

Oct. 29

* All returned Peace Corps volunteers are invited to a potluck from 2-5 p.m. at the Kahaluu Beach Park on Alii Drive, next to the former Outrigger Hotel. Bring a dish as it is ‘potluck, and preferably from the country your country of service if can. Alcohol is not permitted. Paper products and water will be provided. Info: Tondalaya Gillespie at or call 990-1967.

• Peace Corps RPCV potluck picnic, 2-5 p.m., Kahalu’u Beach Park, Pavilion No.1 on Ali’i Drive. Please bring a dish; one from your country of service would be nice. Alcohol not permitted. Info: Tondalaya Gillespie,

Nov. 1

Kupuna Singles at Manago Hotel, dinner, 5 p.m. Info: 315-3842.

Nov. 5


Keiki Yoga Kohala Benefit mini-reTREAT, you will be able to choose your own path to replenish yourself, personalizing your schedule by choosing up to three classes from six different teachers that will nourish your essential being. Cost ranges from $20-$75 Info: 756-3919,, register at• The Queen Emma play, Vespers at Hanaiakamalama, 2:30 p.m. at Christ Church Episcopal, 81-1004 Konawaena School Road, Kealakekua, honoring the past 150 years.

Nov. 12

* Dances of Universal Peace, 6pm-7:30 p.m., New Thought Center in Kealakekua. Movements and meaning of each dance are taught first, then we move in unity. Free. Info: Swami Om, 323-3344.

Nov. 14

* Kupuna Singles at Orchid Thai, dinner (BYOB), 5:30 p.m. Info: 339-7397.

The Kona Community Hospital (KCH) Cancer Support Group will be holding its monthly meeting 6– 7 p.m. in Kona Community Hospital’s Administration Building in the first floor conference room 2. KCH Cancer Treatment Center Medical Oncologist, Dr. Donald W. Hill will be discussing “The Uncertainty of Cancer.” Info: 322-6957.

Nov. 15

The Kona Community Hospital Breast Cancer Support Group will meet from 6–7 p.m. The meeting is held in Kona Community Hospital’s Administration Building in the first floor conference room 2. It will be facilitated by functional medicine practitioner and survivor, Deborah Beaumont, APRN. Info: 322-6597.

Nov. 16

The Kona Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center is holding its monthly support group meeting on Thursday, November 16 from 5:30– 7 p.m. The meeting is held at Alii Health Center’s surgical services offices, suite 422. The bariatric and weight loss support group is facilitated by program coordinator, Maria Oka, APRN. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month. (808) 747-8321 Option #2.

Nov. 28

Kupuna Singles at Korner Pocket, Dinner, 5 p.m. Info: 329-5163.

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