Luncheon with mayor April 2
Hear what Big Island Mayor Billy Kenoi and his cabinet have to say on the county’s economy and outlook for 2013 at a Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce Focus Luncheon Tuesday, April 2. Sponsored by Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union, the informative event will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel.
Reservations, which include lunch, are $40 for Chamber members and $50 for nonmembers; tables of eight are available. The registration deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 27. RSVP online at kona-kohala.com or by phoning the Chamber office at 329-1758. No refunds or cancellations will be taken after March 27.
The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC) provides leadership and advocacy for a successful business environment in West Hawaii.
“The result of KKCC’s work is a community of choice as reflected in our quality of life, business and individual opportunity and manifest respect for our culture and our natural resources,” said a Chamber spokesman. For info, call 329-1758 or visit www.kona-kohala.com.
Classes offered in landscaping
The Hawaii Island Landscape Association (HILA) and University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension Service are offering the 2013 Landscape Maintenance Training (LMT) Program and the Landscape Industry Certification Program to landscape professionals and serious gardeners.
The LMT course is a 10-week series of classes that may also be taken individually. Topics include: “Basic Botany,” “Tropical Plant Identification & Selection,” “Plant Nutrition & Soil Health,” “Turf Care, Irrigation Basics, Pruning Trees & Shrubs,” “Establishing and Managing a Landscape,” “Pesticide Use & Safety,” “Pest ID and Control” and “Math for Landscapers.”
The classes begin April 10 and run Wednesday afternoons through June 12. The three-hour classes are held at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel from 2 to 5 p.m.
Cost for each class is $35 for HILA members and $40 for non-members. The fee for the entire series is $300 for members and $350 for non-members.
For more information and to register for classes, contact Ty McDonald at the UH Cooperative Extension office in Kona, 322-4884.