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Free Community Movie Night features ‘The Lorax’

The Honokaa Elementary Service Learning Club would like to invite everyone to the Free Community Movie Night, featuring “The Lorax,” at Honokaa School Cafeteria tomorrow. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the 86-minute movie starts at 6 p.m.

The Lorax is based on a book by Dr. Seuss. Ted is a 12-year-old boy who will do anything to impress the girl of his dreams. He seeks out to find a live Truffula tree in order to win her over. Through his journey he learns the story of the Lorax, the creature who speaks for the trees and why there are no more truffula trees in Sneedville.

There will be games and family activities set up to enjoy before and after along with the concession. Again, this event is free to the public! Please bring your family and friends. Note: This is a family event, so please do not simply drop children off.


The Honokaa United Methodist Church Spring Fundraiser is Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Community members who have bought bread tickets from church members may pick it up between 9 a.m. and noon. Check it out , as there may be some extra bread available for sale. Lydia’s Closet thrift shop will be open and baked goods for sale featuring local foods such as lumpia and Spam musabi during the day.

You might find some surprising things at the Sunday School Building just above the church. The parking lot can be entered by the driveway between the church and the 76 station, directly across from Blane’s Drive Inn. Questions? Call the church at 775-0566.


Waimea Middle School families and community are invited to the student K(Arts) Grand Finale on April 24 starting at 5:30 p.m. at Kahilu Theatre. Come celebrate the completion of a 12-week after-school arts program that includes drama, ukulele, Tahitian, hip hop, art and backstage production by Waimea Middle School students in grades 6-8. The program was made possible thanks to the generous support of Kahilu Theatre Foundation and its private donors working in partnership with Waimea Middle School, Ho‘okako‘o Corp. and Kamehameha Schools.

It’s free, and all are invited to enjoy what students have learned, thank the funders and instructors and join in recognizing the important role Kahilu Theatre and the community play in providing our children with meaningful arts enrichment opportunities. For more information call Waimea Middle School for Bernie Marsh (887-6090, ext. 226) or Patti Cook (937-2833).


April 30 is the deadline for the North Hawaii Community Hospital Scholarships. All applications will be reviewed by the scholarship committee of each sponsoring organization based on the criteria and requirements outlined in the scholarship applications, which can be found online at

Financial need is an important consideration. Applications should be mailed to NHCH Attention: Human Resources, 67-1125 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kamuela, HI 96743. For more information, call 881-4410.

There are three different scholarships: The Peggy Dineen-Orsini Scholarship, which offers one $2,000 award to a resident of Hawaii County who is enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in a National League of Nursing (NLN) accredited program in Hawaii or on the mainland.

Private donors, along with the medical staff at NHCH, fund this scholarship in memory of Peggy Dineen-Orsini, who was an RN at NHCH from 1996 to 2004.

The NHCH Medical Staff offers two $1,000 scholarships to individuals who are enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in a National League of Nursing accredited program in Hawaii or on the mainland. The Hawaii Emergency Physicians Associated, Inc. (HEPA), a physician-owned group of board-certified physicians who provide staffing in NHCH’s Emergency Department, is offering two $1,000 college scholarships to graduating North Hawaii high school students.

April 30 is also the deadline to apply for the Rotary Club Of North Hawaii’s Community Grants for nonprofit organizations eligible in North Hawaii in the areas of health, human services or youth activities. Application form is available at Grants will be awarded in May. Funds awarded are earned by Rotarians from various events hosted year-round, including the annual Oktoberfest.


“Weaving, The Art Of Lauhala — Form & Function” is an exhibit and symposium May 3-4 at the Hawaii Preparatory Academy Gates Performing Arts Center. The event begins with an exhibit on Friday, May 3, from 6-8:30 p.m. that includes lauhala fiber art from Hawaii and the Pacific including weaving demonstrations and an opportunity to meet weavers and purchase woven products as well as food and drinks.

Then, on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., there will be lectures, panel discussions, a weaving workshop, exhibit and talk-story session with living treasure and master lauhala weaver Aunty Elizabeth Lee. Registration is required. The cost of $55 covers lunch. This event is sponsored by NHERC, North Hawaii Education and Research Center and HPA, with funding from the Will J Reid Foundation and the Richard Smart Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation.

Carol Yurth’s column is published every Sunday and spotlights activities on the Hilo-Hamakua coast. She welcomes items for her column. Reach her by mail (46-1250 Kalehua Road, Honokaa HI 96727) at least 10 days before the requested publication date, call her at 775-7101, or e-mail


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