TODAY, March 9
NARFE MONTHLY MEETING
Where: Kamana Senior Center
When: 1 p.m. March 9
Details: National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1563 meets, following brown bag lunch at noon. Focus will be on sequestration. All federal employees and retirees welcome.
Contact: Bob Arthurs, 966- 6141, email@example.com
HILO ORCHID SOCIETY
Where: Kamana Senior Center, 127 Kamana St.
When: 2 p.m. March 9
Details: Ted Green from Oahu, landscape architect, past president of the Pacific Orchid Society and member of American Orchid Society Conservation Committee, will talk about Spathoglottis orchids. Come at 1:30 p.m. to talk story. Free.
Contact: Sheryl Rawson, 333- 1852, firstname.lastname@example.org
MONDAY, March 11
KOREA VETERANS – MIA AND POW CEREMONY
Where: Okutsu Veterans Home next to Hilo Medical Center
When: 9:30 a.m. March 11
Details: After a short meeting, a flag presentation will honor family of MIA Pfc. Fernando Rivera Jr. and POW veteran Hisashi Morita, who served in the Korean War.
Contact: Bob Karp, 981-2126
TUESDAY, March 12
Where: 69-A Railroad Ave., Hilo
When: 6 p.m. March 12
Details: Malama Ka Pili Pa`a Cancer Support Group meets second and fourth Tuesdays of month at Hui Malama Ola Na `Oiwi. Enjoy fellowship of others who survived cancer.
Contact: Leimomi Shearer, 969-9220, email@example.com
THURSDAY, March 14
HAWAII PHOTO SHOOTERS
Where: Hilo Lagoon Centre conference room, 101 Aupuni St.
When: 6 p.m. March 14
Details: Digital photo club for beginners, mentors. Professional photographer Doug Beasley (www.douglasbeasley. com) will talk about “Earth Meets Spirit.”
Contact: Susan Miyasaka, 969-8258, sc_miyasaka@ yahoo.com
AMERICAN LEGION, HILO POST 3
Where: Kamana Senior Center, 127 Kamana St., Hilo
When: 11 a.m. March 16
Details: General membership meeting. Welcome transferred members to Post 3. Discuss programs and activities for membership year.
Contact: Roy Hinokawa, 935-4704
MARINE CORPS LEAGUE
Where: Banjy’s Paradise, Waikoloa Village Golf Course
When: 11:30 a.m. March 16
Details: Camp Tarawa Detachment invites all Marines, Navy Corpsmen (active, reserve, retired) and spouses to monthly meeting. No-host lunch, followed by business meeting at 1 p.m.
Contact: Jim Browne, 883-0069
DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Where: West Hawaii Civic Center, Bldg. A conference room
When: 10 a.m. March 16
Details: Islandwide Hawaii Loa Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, program on “DAR Insignia — its history, meaning, and how to display and wear it.”
Contact: Mary Ellen C. Smith, 322-6870
BIG ISLAND WATER GARDEN CLUB
Where: Keaau Community Center, behind Police Station
When: 7 p.m. March 19
Details: Monthly club meeting with guest speaker Elizabeth Stacy, aka Ohia Hunter, who will talk about her ohia research. Public welcome. Mini auction concludes meeting.
Contact: Bob Peck, 965-5375