The Honokaa United Methodist Church invites everyone to join in Holy Week services starting with Palm Sunday, today at 10 a.m.
The Maundy Thursday communion service, March 28, will be at 5 p.m. and the Good Friday service, March 29, will be at noon. On Easter Sunday, the congregation will be joining the Salvation Army for a sunrise service at 6 a.m. on the Salvation Army front lawn.
The Easter Resurrection Sunday worship service will be at 10 a.m. at the church. For this service, everyone is invited to bring cut flowers to decorate a special cross. Everyone is welcome. The church is located at 45-3525 Mamane St. in downtown Honokaa across from Blane’s Drive Inn. If you need more information, please call the church at 775-0566.
The North Kohala Public Library Annual Book sale is on Saturday, March 30, from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Kohala High School cafeteria. Books, videos, CDs and DVDs in good condition may be dropped off at the library during any open hours. Encyclopedias will not be accepted; any textbooks must have been published within the past 10 years. Library hours: noon-8 p.m. Mondays; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays. Book sale donations are tax-deductible. Library staff can provide receipts for tax purposes when the materials are delivered. Info: 889-6655.
Come and help save Kahilu Theatre while enjoying ukulele master Roy Sakuma in concert today at 3 p.m. The proceeds will benefit Kahilu Theatre and its new vision as a community hub! Roy, who was one of the highlights of the recent Danny Akaka Talk Story benefiting the theatre, is Hawaii’s foremost ukulele teacher — innovative, inspirational, warm, funny, kind and incredibly talented. In over 30 years of teaching the ukulele, Roy has inspired thousands of students but, in fact, has seldom performed in concert so this is a rare treat. There may be seats for today’s performance. Call the theater: 885-6868.
Mala‘ai School Garden, the Waimea Middle School student-run weekly Farm Stand, has resumed on Wednesdays through April 20 from 1:15-3:15 p.m. The Farm Stand is in the same location as before — on the back (south) side of the school campus near the garden and back gate.
All are welcome to purchase fresh organic produce, herbs and flowers while providing students with the real experience of growing and learning entrepreneurial skills to manage a small business and understand the value of what they are growing in their school garden. The funds raised will be used to enhance the school’s outdoor garden classroom. For more information call Holly Sargeant-Green (987-0092) or Alethea Lai (989-7861).
The Rotary Club of North Hawaii has an April 30 deadline to apply for their community grants. North Hawaii nonprofit organizations involved in the areas of health, human services or youth activities may be eligible to apply. The application form is available at www.north-hawaii-rotary.org. Grants will be awarded in May. Funds awarded are earned by Rotarians from various events hosted year-round including the annual Oktoberfest.
The Rural Outreach Services Initiative (ROSI) Workshops are available at NHERC, North Hawaii Education and Research Center.
ROSI is the one-stop center for federal, state, county and nonprofit services where partnerships between the state Department Of Labor & Industrial Relations Workforce Development Division, UH-Hilo-NHERC and various government and nonprofit agencies regularly host workshops, most at NHERC in Honokaa.
For a complete calendar, go to: http://hilo.hawaii.edu/academics/nherc or call Christine Hijirida, the ROSI coordinator, at 775-0617. Coming events include “For The Farmer In You — Agriculture Education & Support,” 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays with James Rushing. Provided by the Ag Education Center, Hawaii Community College (Office of Continuing Education & Training). Free Income Tax Assistance Program referrals are available for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Clinics to help qualifying individuals and families with tax preparation.
The Spring Hat Display of Anna Lindsey Perry Fiske Favorites is open daily from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. now through the end of April at Anna Ranch Heritage Center. The display features creations made of organza, felt, velvet and straw by mid-20th century icons, including Ukrainian-born designer Irina Roublon, Frank Olive, Miss Bierner, Sally Victor, Edna Wallace “Trikki” and Henry Pollack. Look for pictures of Aunty Anna wearing these creations.
The exhibit is organized by volunteer docent Barbara Sterne. There is no charge to view this special collection, though donations are always welcome. For those wishing to combine viewing of the hats with touring of the historic home, tours are at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily and cost $10/person. For more information, call 885-4426 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kamehameha Scholars 2013-14 school year applications are available. Students entering grades 9-12 in fall of 2013 who reside on Hawaii Island may apply (certain program criteria must be met by applicants). Students currently enrolled at any of the three Kamehameha Schools campuses are not eligible. Preference is given to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law. For information and to download application, go to www.ksbe.edu/admissions. Or call 842-8800.
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 email@example.com.