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• Cinco De Mayo spe­cials with a $4 dona­tion for mar­gar­i­tas and $3 for Mex­i­can branded beer at 2 p.m. at Veter­ans of For­eign Wars, VFW Post 12122 lo­cated be­hind Kona Lock­smith off Kaiwi Street. Free chips and salsa will also be served. Info and in­put: Don Zero at 509- 879-1040.

• Neigh­bor­hood Place of Kona and Kona Com­mons Shop­ping Cen­ter host Cel­e­brat­ing Ohana, 9 a.m. to noon at the for­mer Sports Au­thor­ity lo­ca­tion. Booths, keiki ac­tiv­i­ties, in­flat­able maze, rock climb­ing and more. Info: 331-8777.

• Food From Wood: Grow­ing Ed­i­ble & Medic­i­nal Mush­rooms on Logs, Stumps, and wood chips, with Zach Mer­mel. Noon to 3 p.m. at the So­ci­ety for Kona’s Ed­u­ca­tion & Art (SKEA) in Honau­nau, lo­cated at 84-5191 Ma­mala­hoa High­way, Cap­tain Cook. Tu­ition is $55, info 328-9392 or

• Metropoli­tan Opera’s Tim Will­son and HPAF Artis­tic Di­rec­tor Val Un­der­wood cel­e­brate Moth­ers

Day with an en­ter­tain­ing pro­gram of Broad­way, com­edy, Gil­bert & Sul­li­van, light clas­si­cal, Ir­ish and other songs. 2 p.m. at a pri­vate res­i­dence in Cap­tain Cook, $65, lim­ited seat­ing avail­able. Tick­ets: Hawai­iPer­form­ingArt­sFes­ti­ or 333-7378.

• Free Comic Book Day at the Kailua- Kona Pub­lic Li­brary, all day. Pick up a free comic book, and from 9-11 a.m., en­ter to win a $5 Jamba Juice gift card by dress­ing as your fa­vorite char­ac­ter from a comic book/ graphic novel, TV show, movie or book.

• The 10th an­nual Ka’u Cof­fee Fes­ti­val con­tin­ues May 5-6 at the Pa­hala Com­mu­nity Cen­ter for the day-long Ka’u Cof­fee Fes­ti­val Hoolaulea on Satur­day and the Ka’u Cof­fee Col­lege on Sun­day, May 6. Live per­form­ing artists, broke ‘ da mouth lo­cal food, cof­fee, crafts, and barista-guided cof­fee tast­ings. Ad­mis­sion is free. Guided cof­fee farm tours with van trans­port are $20. On Sun., May 6 at 9 a.m., The Ka’u Cof­fee Col­lege fea­tures lo­cal and vis­it­ing cof­fee in­dus­try ex­perts of­fer­ing sem­i­nars fo­cused on en­hanc­ing cof­fee qual­ity and best farm man­age­ment tech­niques. Info: www.Ka’uCof­

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