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Passover seder March 25-26 at Uncle Billy’s in Hilo

Passover seder to be at Uncle Billy’s

A Passover seder will be held March 25-26 at Uncle Billy’s Hilo Bay Hotel at 87 Banyan Drive in Hilo. The seder will begin at 6:30 p.m. the first night and at 7 p.m. on the second evening.

“Let’s leave Egypt all as one,” said spokeswoman Shaya Hurwitz. “Join us for rich discussions, great authentic matzah and the like, and joyous singing.” The price per person is $18. Financial assistance is available. Please contact Hurwitz at 770-990-4993 or

Buddhist society offering grants

The Hilo Buddhist Friendship Society (Hoyukai), affiliated with the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, announces availability of two $1,000 scholarships. Scholarships have been awarded annually for more than 60 years.

Upcoming high school graduates who are active members of any Honpa Hongwanji temple on this island are eligible to apply.

Applications can be obtained from every temple office/minister or online at Students may attend any accredited college or university in the United States.

Complete applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, April 19.

Holy Eucharist services March 31

Easter Holy Eucharist services are scheduled at Christ Church Episcopal, at 81-1004 Konawaena School Road in Kealakekua, at 7:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 31.

On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ.

On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ. It is typically the most well-attended Sunday service of the year for Christian churches.

All are invited to join the congregation for Easter Holy Eucharist in the historic Kona church. For more information, please visit the website, Contact Angie Rosati at 323-3429 or

Buddhist women issue scholarships

The Hawaii Island United Hongwanji Buddhist Women’s Association is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior active with the Honpa Hongwanji on the island of Hawaii. The deadline to submit the application is Monday, April 15.

The application packet including forms, rules and instructions for the scholarship can be obtained by contacting Jo Kim, chairwoman, at If you have any questions, please call Kim at 775-0245.

Honomu service for Palm Sunday

A Palm Sunday service will be held at 10 a.m. at Hilo Coast United Church of Christ at 28-1630 Old Mamalahoa Highway in Honomu.

Celebrate Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem at the church just off Highway 19 at the 13-mile marker. Pastor Linda Petrucelli will officiate.

Everyone is welcome. Call 963-6330.


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