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• The “How to Talk So Kids

Will Lis­ten” cur­ricu­lum will be fa­cil­i­tated by Erika Em­pey at the Neigh­bor­hood Place of Kona, 75-166 Kalani St. Ste 104, Kailu­aKona, start­ing April 16. The class is once a week, for six weeks. Noon to 1 p.m. Info: 331-8777 to reg­is­ter.

• The Whisky & Po­etry Salon makes its Hawaii de­but, 6:30-9:30 p.m. for an evening of spir­its and words at Gertrude’s Jazz Bar. Fea­ture poet is lo­cal sto­ry­teller/ pid­gin poet Bradajo (a.k.a. Jozuf Han­d­ley), and whisky am­bas­sador

Kim Ohan­neson will present six dis­tinc­tive whiskies paired with tast­ing ed­u­ca­tion. All guests are asked to bring a poem, orig­i­nal or not, to read in a can­dlelit cir­cle of fel­low po­etry lovers. Tick­ets, http://www.whiskyand­po­et­rysa­ Info: Kim Ohan­neson, whisky­for­

• West Hawaii chap­ter of Hawaii Trop­i­cal Fruit Grow­ers

meet­ing, 7-9 p.m. at 81-6393 Ma­mala­hoa High­way at the HTFG of­fice. Speak­ers are Eli Ed­nie, re­count­ing his re­cent col­lect­ing trip through Bor­neo and other parts of Malaysia, and Ken Love on his col­lect­ing trip for bush tucker fruit in rain forests of Aus­tralia. Mem­bers and guests are en­cour­aged to bring fruit for shar­ing. Info: Brian Lievens, 895-8753 or green­wiz­; Ken Love, 323-2417 or kenlove@ hawai­; or on­line at http:// hawai­itrop­i­cal­fruit­grow­

• The Daugh­ters of Hawaii and the Cal­abash Cousins present a

free con­cert, 4 p.m. at Huli­hee Palace to re­mem­ber the late Prince Al­bert. En­joy the voices of the Ke­olanui Ser­e­naders and per­form­ing arts by Kumu Hula Etua Lopes and his Halau Na Pua Ui O Hawaii. Kindly bring a beach mat or chair as seat­ing won’t be pro­vided. Info: 329-9555.

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