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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, February 19, 2010

Community calendar

Advertiser Staff


WORM WORKSHOP, 10 a.m. to noon at Hālawa Xeriscape Garden. Learn how worm harvesting can help your plants and dispose of household waste. $30, members $20, companion $10, includes starter worm colony and owner's manual; garden mini tour 9:45 a.m. Bring lunch. Sponsored by Friends of Hālawa Xeriscape Garden. Registration: 382-0432 or waikikiworm@hawaii.rr.com.


BIG ISLAND TOWN HALL MEETINGS informing constituents and seeking input regarding legislative issues: Feb. 22, 5 p.m. at Kohala Senior Center, 6:30 p.m. at Waimea Middle School-Room K-01; Feb. 23, 7 p.m. at Kalaniana'ole School cafeteria, 7 p.m. at Hilo UCB Room 127; Feb. 24, 7 p.m. at Honoka'a School cafeteria; Feb. 25, 6 p.m. at Laupāhoehoe High School (Humanities). 587-7242.

FAMILY CAREGIVER TRAINING SERIES sponsored by Kapi'olani Community College: "Personal Care and Transfer Techniques," 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 25, March 4 and 11 at Kopiko 242, $15; "Elder Pal," 5 to 9:30 p.m. March 9, 11, 16 and 18 or 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 13 and 20 at Kopiko 240, $150; "Dealing With Your Parents' Stuff," 6 to 8 p.m. March 31, April 7, 14 and 21 at Kopiko 128, $50. Registration: 734-9211. Information: 734-9108 or www.kupunaeducation.com.

"MOONLIT NIGHT IN MOANALUA," sixth annual Moanalua High School PTSA Menehune Kina'ole Awards Dinner and silent auction Feb. 25 at Honolulu Country Club; 1972-73 faculty and staff to be honored; proceeds supplement school resources; tickets $75, 12 place table sponsorships available; silent auction items welcome. 561-5417 or www.mohs.k12.hi.us.

Family Caregiver Awareness Day & Resource Fair 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 26 at state Capitol, third floor; free educational event for family caregivers, persons with disabilities and frail elders; visit with legislators; network with others involved in elder care. 343-2165 (Wes Lum ).

FAMILIES FOR R.E.A.L. is a free state Department of Education family support program; weekly 1.5-hour classes begin in March and continue for 10 to 12 weeks at Benjamin Parker Elementary School; included are parent-child activities, parent discussion groups and child play sessions; to register, call 235-9189.

VIDEO SUBMISSION DEADLINE is March 1 for teen filmmakers submitting public service announcements for the HMSA Teen Video Awards Contest. Information: 952-7989 or shanon_kinoshita@hmsa.com.

DRUG EDUCATION/INTERNET SAFETY family forum 6 to 8 p.m. March 2 at Hawai'i Okinawa Center, Waipi'o; sponsored by the Department of Education's Safe and Drug Free Schools Communities Program, Zippy's Restaurants and Laulima Drug Free Hawai'i; food will be served; free. RSVP by Feb. 22: 842-4940 or 228-0059.

AARP CHAPTER 60 luncheon meeting 11:30 a.m. March 3 at Hale Koa Hotel, Waikiki Ballroom; featured speaker, Rod Shapiro of the Honolulu Fire Department on what to do if there's a residential fire; chapter members $23, nonchapter members $24; pay by Feb. 26. 734-1350 or 593-1026 (tjdavies@juno.com).

TOWN HALL MEETINGS by state Rep. Jessica Wooley to inform residents and business owners about legislative action that may affect their areas and to hear their concerns 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 4 at Hau'ula Elementary School; also 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 25 at Kahalu'u Elementary School; free; light refreshments. 586-8540.

GARAGE SALE benefit for R.L. Stevenson Middle School's library, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 6 at the school cafeteria; clothes, toys, housewares, bags and books.

ELEGANT EVENING BENEFIT for Kauai United Way, 5 to 9 p.m. March 14 at St. Regis Princeville Resort; cocktails, dinner by executive chef Carlos Jorge, classical music performances; auction of travel packages for two to Alaska, New York City, San Francisco and the Los Angeles Grammy Awards; $250, $450 for two, table of 10 $2,000. www.kauaiunitedway.org.

KAMA'AINA KIDS DAY CAMPS featuring off-site adventures and on-site activities March 15 to 19; consult www.kamaainakids.com for complete information.

KAIMUKĪ HIGH SCHOOL FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER March 20 at Kaimukī High School: dinner 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria; entertainment 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the auditorium; silent auction and door prizes; minimum $25 donation; send checks payable to KHS Foundation to 2705 Kaimukī Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816. Information: 225-2653, www.kaimukihsfoundation.