TODAY, August 11
RAINBOW FRIENDS SALE
Where: 21st Street between Kaloli and Paradise in HPP
When: 7 a.m. Aug. 11
Details: Support Rainbow Friends by rummaging. Good stuff such as clothing, housewares, electrical appliances, knick-knacks and much more.
Contact: Cheryl Crabtree, 990- 6105, email@example.com
PACIFIC GYMNASTICS SALE
Where: Pacific Gymnastics, 215 B Railroad Ave., Hilo
When: 8 a.m. Aug. 11
Details: Deals on clothes, toys, games; household, kitchen, baby items; medical and sports equipment, more. Candied corn, musubi, chili plates, drinks, baked goods. Annual fundraiser for competition fees and equipment.
Contact: 443-4404, firstname.lastname@example.org
SALVATION ARMY SALE
Where: Salvation Army Hilo Temple Corps, 219 Ponahawai St.
When: 8 a.m.-noon Aug. 11
Details: Find great deals and help support The Salvation Army at sale under the tent in parking lot across from Lincoln Park.
Contact: Capt. Shoshannah Ruwethin, 935 1277
CRAZY FOR COMPOST-VOLCANO
Where: Volcano School of Arts & Sciences Keakealani Campus, 19-4024 Haunani Rd.
When: 10 a.m. Aug. 11
Details: Fun, interactive and informative workshop on basic composting. First hour is on backyard composting; second hour is on worm composting. Help keep Hawaii green by composting home and yard green waste. It doesn’t have to be back-breaking work. Learn the easy way to reap benefits of improved soil. $ 10/adult for workshop materials. Voucher for free backyard composter included. Sponsored by Recycle Hawaii, Department of Environmental Management. Pre-registration not required.
Contact: Ann Hassler, 937-1100, email@example.com
CRAZY FOR COMPOST-OCEAN VIEW
Where: Ocean View Community Center
When: 2 p.m. Aug. 11
Details: See previous listing
PROJECT LINUS BLANKETEERS
Where: Discount Fabric Warehouse, 933 Kanoelehua, Hilo
When: 1 p.m. Aug. 11
Details: Volunteers will be working on patchwork quilts for Big Island keiki in need. Veteran blanketeers and new faces are invited. For more details, visit the website, http://plhi.shutterfly.com/
Contact: Kathleen Stacey, 935-7495, project.linus_hi@ yahoo.com
NO HPP SWAP MEET
Where: Hawaii Paradise Park
When: 7 a.m. Aug. 11
Details: HPP Monthly Swap Meet cancelled due to Primary Election. Next is 7 a.m. Sept. 8.
Contact: Heather McNeill, 982-6666
CAR WASH & BAKE SALE
Where: Pahoa Sacred Heart
When: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 11
Details: Get car washed; shop for baked goods, malasadas, spam musubi, other goodies, along with electronics, housewares, clothes, Christmas decorations, etc. Benefit for youngsters to attend retreat Sept. 1-2 in Honolulu.
Contact: Sally, 965-8959, 938- 5735, firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE STUDENT MASSAGE
Where: Big Island Academy of Massage, Hilo
When: 1-4 p.m. Aug. 11
Details: Free student chair massage by graduating students. Bring whole family.
Contact: Yahavah, 969-7676, email@example.com, hilomassage.com
HIGASHI HONGWANJI BON DANCE
Where: Hilo Higashi Hongwanji Mission, 216 Mohouli St.
When: 7 p.m. Aug. 11
Details: Service for the departed starts at 7 p.m. Bon dance runs from 8-11 p.m. Free to the public. Food and drinks available at concession.
Contact: Roy Hamakawa, 935- 8968, firstname.lastname@example.org
MONDAY, August 13
‘THE FUTURE OF BUDDHISM IN AMERICA’
Where: Honokaa Hongwanji
When: 7 p.m. Aug. 13
Details: “Attraction, Detraction — the Future of Buddhism in America” talk by author and Buddhist scholar Ken Tanaka. “I have no hobbies, since my life itself is a hobby,” says Tanaka, whose everyday approach to Shin Buddhism has a broad appeal. His presentation is open to all, regardless of religious or spiritual beliefs. Meet Tanaka, share refreshments and talk story afterward. For information, please call 775-7232.
Contact: Miles Okumura, 640- 4602, email@example.com
TUESDAY, August 14
‘THE FUTURE OF BUDDHISM IN AMERICA’
Where: Hilo Betsuin
When: 7 p.m. Aug. 14
Details: See previous listing.
THURSDAY, August 16
WAIAKEA HIGH PTSA OPEN HOUSE
Where: WHS cafeteria
When: 4:45 p.m. Aug. 16
Details: Evening begins at 4:45 p.m. with $5 spaghetti dinner, PTSA meeting at 5 p.m. Guest speaker FBI Special Agent Arnold Laanui will discuss “Digital Tattoos: Real Ethics in a Virtual World” from 5:30-6:30 p.m., then open house from 6:30-8 p.m. See school website for more info.
Contact: Donna Tanabe, 974-4888, ext. 362, donna_ firstname.lastname@example.org
MOKUPAPAPA THIRD THURSDAY PRESENTATION
Where: Mokupapapa Discovery Center, 308 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo
When: 6 p.m. Aug. 16
Details: Maxine Burkett, an associate professor at the UH Richardson School of Law, will discuss “Linking Climate Change and Extreme Weather,” covering topics such as climate-induced migration and climate justice.
Contact: Nakoa Goo, 808-933- 8184, email@example.com
FRIDAY, August 17
LIFE CARE BON DANCE
Where: Life Care Center, Hilo
When: 6 p.m. Aug. 17
Details: Bon Dance sponsored by Higashi Hongwanji, Project Dana and Hilo Bon Dance Club. All invited to watch or participate.
Contact: Chris Ridley, 959- 9151, firstname.lastname@example.org
BEE APPRECIATION BRUNCH
Where: Hawaiian Acres Community Center, Kurtistown
When: 11 a.m. Aug. 18
Details: All invited to talk bees — bee culture, apitherapy: honey elixirs, pollen, propolis and venom; bee products: candles, hive suits, tools, queens. Watch “Tales from the Hive” from “Nova.” Talk about natural bee hives, how to help the honey bee (nalomeli) increase in numbers. Bring potluck food to share.
Contact: Leo, 217-2925, email@example.com
HUI OKINAWA HAARI BOAT FESTVAL
Where: Wailoa State Park, Hilo
When: 7:30 a.m. Aug. 18
Details: Hui Okinawa hosts Haari (Dragon) Boat Festival. Free event will showcase a championship team from Nago City, Okinawa.
Contact: Margaret Torigoe, 895-0994
KA‘U CLASS OF ’65 REUNION
Where: Punaluu Beach Park
When: 9 a.m. Aug. 18
Details: Ka‘u High School class of ’65 celebrates 65th birthdays with dinner at Hilo Hawaiian Hotel Aug. 17 at 6 p.m., with potluck lunch at Punaluu Aug. 18.
Contact: Yolanda, 959-3745, 989-5606
HILO HIGH CLASS OF ’66
Where: University Heights Park
When: 5 p.m. Aug. 18
Details: Picnic with classmates. Bring ukulele or guitar and jam. Potluck and BYOB; bottled water provided; grill will be available for cooking.
Contact: Emma Sousa, 959- 3796, firstname.lastname@example.org