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• 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.

• Sun­screen pol­lu­tion and the threat to Hawaii’s co­ral reefs, a pre­sen­ta­tion by en­vi­ron­men­tal foren­sics ex­pert Craig Downs, at NELHA Vis­i­tors Gate­way Cen­ter, 6-7:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

• Na­tional Ac­tive and Re­tired Fed­eral Em­ploy­ees (NARFE) Kailua-Kona Chap­ter 1802 meet­ing will be held at 11 a.m. at Mai Grill, Waikoloa Beach. NARFE mem­bers and guests are wel­come. Info: (208) 870-5126

• Kailua-Kona Li­brary will host An­drea Pro, cer­ti­fied non­vi­o­lent com­mu­ni­ca­tion coach, 5:30 p.m. Free to the pub­lic. Info: 327-4327.

• Hear about the County’s Multi Modal Trans­porta­tion Plan. Less con­ges­tion makes it safe for bi­cy­clists; PATH meet­ing, 4:30-6 p.m. at the Hawaii Gate­way En­ergy Cen­ter at NELHA

• Sorop­ti­mist In­ter­na­tional of Kona meet­ing at West Hawaii Com­mu­nity Health Cen­ter con­fer­ence room, 5:30-7 p.m. Non-mem­bers are wel­come, please RSVP to Paula Wil­son at 329-3403.


• 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.

• Kealakekua Pub­lic Li­brary presents Clear En­gle­bert dis­cussing feng shui in the bed­room, 5:30-6:30 p.m. En­gle­bert will ad­dress the var­i­ous de­tails such as color, tex­ture, light­ing, and art­work that help a bed­room sup­port sound sleep. Info: 323-7585.

• Kona-Ko­hala Cham­ber of Com­merce’s net­work­ing event, AfterHours, hosted by Kings’ Shops 5-7 p.m., 69-250 Waikoloa Beach Drive. Gen­eral ad­mis­sion is $30; $15 for cham­ber mem­bers.

• The Brain In­jury Sup­port group will be meet­ing, 6-8 p.m. at Hawai­ian Re­hab Ser­vices, mauka of the Hawaii Com­mu­nity Fed­eral Credit Union on Hualalai Street. Speaker Raina Ta­gaki is a Medi­care con­sul­tant with Premier Ben­e­fit. It is Medi­care open en­roll­ment sea­son. Do you have ques­tions about your health care ben­e­fits? Info: 329-0591 or Karen Klemme RN at 896-2962.

• Mele O Kona, a prospec­tive cho­rus of Sweet Ade­lines In­ter­na­tional, is look­ing for women of all ages who love to sing! Re­hearsal Wed­nes­days at The Re­gency at Hualalai, 75-181 Hualalai Road 6-8 p.m. Info: Linda Rowand, 464-6135 or Bar­bara Cush­man, 937-4518. Keep in ev­ery Wed­nes­day

• Ro­tary Club of Kona Sun­rise presents guest speaker Com­mand Sgt. Maj. James “Jim” Kaa­puni Hussey, Jr. (US Army Re­tired), com­man­der of Kailua-Kona Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 20. Meet­ing at 7 a.m. above Humpy’s. Info: Donna Ur­ban-Higuchi at 938-5137.


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. Info: 747-8321 Op­tion #2.

• What Can Hawaii learn from Puerto Rico? West Hawaii Com­mu­nity Fo­rum, West Hawaii Civic Cen­ter, 6-8 pm. Ex­perts will ex­plore plans and op­tions for ad­dress­ing the fragility of

is­land liv­ing, its vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties to emer­gen­cies, disas­ters, and sup­ply-chain dis­rup­tions.

• Hawaii Statewide Aqua­cul­ture In­dus­try Sum­mit at NELHA: The fu­ture of Hawaii’s blue econ­omy, West Hawaii SBDC, 73-970 Makako Bay Drive, Kailua-Kona.


• Kawai­hae Ca­noe Club is host­ing its 23rd An­nual Luau, Kawai­hae Small Boat Har­bor, 5:30 p.m. Pre-sale adult tick­ets are $ 40, kids, $2o. Info: Deb­bie, 9374700 or Izzy 987-2819.

• Kona Mauka Ro­tary will be host­ing a Pal­ettes for Po­lio: an artis­tic fundraiser at Run­ley’s Art and Frame Gallery in the Court­yard Mar­riott King Kame­hameha Ho­tel, 5-7 p.m., Info: Laura Knif­fin at 854-9075 or lau­ra­jknif­

• Hali’a Ka Nani Holuku Ball, 6:30—9:30 p.m. Kumu Hula Keala Ching and Na Wai Puna o Kona will host­ing An

Evening of El­e­gance at the Sher­a­ton Kona Re­sort & Spa at Keauhou Bay. $50 in­cludes Alii Keanaaina con­cert. Info: www.emaua­

• Yoga of Mind­ful Touch, 1-4 p.m. at The New Thought Cen­ter, 81-6587 Ma­mala­hoa High­way C302, Pualani Ter­race in Kealakekua. Ben­e­fit

for Pa­cific Art­waves. Info: Marya Mann 345-0050

NOV. 20

• Blood Bank of Hawaii blood drive at LDS Hilo - Cul­tural Hall 8:45 a.m.- 2:15 p.m. Info: 848-4770 or visit

• Kona Com­mu­nity Hospi­tal Aux­il­iary monthly board meet­ing, 12:30 p.m., Con­fer­ence Room 1. Bake sale Fri­day morn­ing, funds raised go to the nurs­ing schol­ar­ship fund. Info: KCHAux­il­iary@hot­ or KCHAux­il­

NOV. 21

• Blood Bank of Hawaii blood drive at Aunty Sally Ka­le­o­hano’s Luau Hale - Main Room 7:30 am- 5 p.m. Info: (808) 8484770 or visit

• 16th An­nual Thanks­giv­ing Interfaith Con­cert will take place at the St. Michael’s Catholic Church on 75-5769 Alii Drive, fea­tur­ing per­for­mances of 12 dif­fer­ent faith groups from Kona, 6:30 pm.

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