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Discover Buddhism in everyday life with Harada

Scholar, teacher and author of “Discovering Buddhism in Everyday Life,”the Rev. Marvin Harada of Orange County and Buddhist Churches of America, will speak at Kamuela Hongwanji Mission at 7 p.m. today. He also will give a presentation at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Hilo Betsuin.

HICA awards two scholarships

The Hawaii Island Contractors’ Association and its co-sponsors, Bank of Hawaii and Honsador Lumber LLC, awarded two $750 scholarships to second-year Hawaii Community College carpentry major students — BJ Francis and Hunter Christensen.

Pahoa paintball club hosts birthday party

Pahoa Paintball Safety Zone members hosted a birthday party June 22 for Gage Reis, second from right in the middle row, who celebrated his 12th birthday at a paintball game in Pahoa with family and friends. His ohana treated him to a special birthday cake made to look like paintballs, with lots of decorative and colorful creative splatter adornments. For more information about the paintball club and its calendar of events, call Charlie Kawamoto at 965-8172.

Lehua Hawaii Productions queens crowned

Lehua Hawaii Productions staged its third annual pageant June 14 at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium. Angelina Ramirez, left, was crowned Young Miss Lehua Hawaii, and Kianie Sampaga was crowned Miss Teen Lehua Hawaii. Other top finishers included Kiana Vallente and Shaedelyn Kaaihue as first and second princess in the Young Miss Division and Kepola Ishikawa and Meghan Kualii as first and second princess in the Teen Division. Visit if you are interested in participating in next year’s pageant.