Public school meal prices going up this semester
When public school students return to classes Jan. 5, new cafeteria meal prices will be in effect.
The 2009 Legislature amended the law to stipulate that “moneys received from the sale of the meals shall be not less than one-half of the cost” of preparing them. A lower rate or free meals for children from eligible lowincome homes will still apply.
The new pricing structure is: 95 cents for breakfast (30 cents for low-income), $1.90 for adults or for second helpings; $2.20 for lunch (40 cents for low income), $1.75 for second student entree, $4.40 for second and subsequent student lunches, $4.40 for adults.
According to the state DOE, it is not reimbursed for second helpings, and the $4.40 reflects the real cost to prepare lunch. 7 p.m. Jan. 10 at Hokulani Elementary School to discuss proposed improvements at Waahila State Park. Call 737-5654.
• THE BIG PICTURE Living Streams Christian Fellowship hosts a series beginning Jan. 11 on “God’s Story and Yours: How do they connect?” The course meets at 6 p.m. Mondays through April 26 at 1419 10th Ave. E-mail email@example.com.
• NEIGHBORS Area neighborhood boards meet at 7 p.m. on the following dates: Palolo on Jan. 13 in Palolo Elementary School cafeteria, Diamond HeadKapahulu-St. Louis Heights Jan. 14 at Ala Wai Clubhouse, Kaimuki Jan. 20 at Liliuokalani Elementary School cafeteria, WaialaeKahala Jan. 21 at Wesley United Methodist Church and Hawaii Kai Jan. 26 at Hahaione Elementary School cafeteria. Call 7683710.
• BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 13 at Saint Louis School, 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at Kahala Mall by the trolley stop, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at Kapiolani Community College, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 26 at Chaminade University, 3:15 to 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at Hawaii Kai Towne Center and 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at Kahala Mall between Macy’s and Longs Drugs. Call 845-9966.
• BOOK SIGNING Arnold Hiura signs copies of Kau Kau, Cuisine and Culture in the Hawaiian Islands from 1 to 2 p.m. Jan. 16 at Barnes & Noble Kahala Mall.
• EAST OAHU HIKES Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club leads a 2-mile hike at 8 a. m. Jan. 16 to the Makapuu lighthouse viewpoint. Also planned is a -2mile novice hike at 8 a.m. Jan. 30 in Kuliouou valley. Go to www.htmclub.org.
• MAUNALUA MONDAY Malama Maunalua presents Maunalua Monday at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the group’s community house, 4211 Waialae Ave., in partnership with Whole Foods Market. The public is welcome at the free “talk story,” which is held on the first and third Monday to raise awareness about the bay and water quality issues. Call 738-0820.
• CHILDREN COUNCIL East Honolulu Community Children’s Council meets at 5 p.m. Jan. 20 in Aina Haina Elementary School media room. Parents of children with special needs are welcome. Call 428-1738.
• SLOW FOOD TIPS The KCC chapter of Slow Food plans a cooking demonstration Jan. 23 at KCC Farmers Market.
• EYE GLASSES DRIVE Koko Head Lions Club collects used eye glasses from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 23 and 24 at Kahala Mall fronting Macy’s and Longs. Call 732-7736.
• WHALE COUNT The 2010 Sanctuary Ocean Count of humpback whales is set for Jan. 30, Feb. 27 and March 27 at Oahu shoreline sites. To help, call 3972651, ext. 253.
• CHERRY BLOSSOMS Cherry Blossom Festival contestants visit Kahala Mall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 30. Call 732-7736.
• CHURCH’S 40TH Kaimuki Christian Church marks its 40th year with a Feb. 6 dinner and program. All current and past members invited. Call 732-1781.