Monthly Archives: October 2013

Halloween at the Shops at Mauni Lani

On Halloween, the Shops at Mauni Lani will have activities from 4 pm to 9 pm.


  • 4 PM – 6 PM: Keiki Costume Candy Parade with Fun Activites (Face Painting, Balloon Artist, etc.) FREE
  • 6 PM – 9 PM: Halloween Haunted House ($2 Adults / $1 Keiki)
  • 7 PM – 7:30 PM: Special Scary Polynesian Hula Show (FREE)
  • All Day : Haunted Forest 4D Adventure Ride ($6)


Want to Participate in the Newbery Quiz Bowl April 2014?

Waikoloa Region Friends of the Library are looking for students who will be in 4th, 5th, 6th, or 7th  grade next school year to represent them in the 25th Annual Big Island Newbery Quiz Bowl in April 2014.  If you commit now you will have a year to read the (40) Newbery Medal winning books.  They are in the process of acquiring Kindles loaded with the titles for loan to you for accomplish the required reading.  This bowl is a fun day of celebration of reading by readers with a morning competition, lunch, awards, and games in the afternoon.  If interested, contact Paula at 883-2285 or

FL-WR 4th Annual 5K Walk/Run for Literacy Nov 9

The 4th Annual 5K Walk/Run for Literacy will be held on Nov. 9. Registration in the Waikoloa School Plex parking lot will start at 7:00 a.m. with the walk/run starting at 7:30 a.m. Keiki and strollers are welcome. Registration is $20 for adults and $10 for ages 13 and under. Registration includes a souvenir t-shirt and race number.

See the 2013 Walk/Run Page for more information and the registration form.

What Do You Want Waikoloa Library To Be Like?

Hey Everyone!  Here’s your chance to tell the State planners what YOU would like to see in your Waikoloa Library.

Plans are underway and the designs are being drawn up for our very own library right here in the Village.  You’ll be able to order books, ebooks, and other items from any library in the entire State system and have them sent to our Waikoloa library for you to pick up.  This is great, but what else would you like your library to offer?

The architects designing the library and our State Representative, Cindy Evans, had a meeting recently to let the community know that they are looking for our input on what WE want in our library so they can design a library building to fit our needs.

Here are some ideas people at the meeting shared so far:

•  Have LOTS of computers, maybe even computers you can check out

•  Have a big room for programs for kids

•  Have an outdoor space with shade so people can sit outside

What would YOU like?  What kinds of programs or collections do you want the library to have?

The State will be working on the design for the next 6 months and they want to hear your ideas.

Send them an email at:

Tell them what is on YOUR wish list!

Waikoloa Village Daisy Girl Scout Troop

Venus Roschi is starting a Daisy Girl Scout Troop for girls ages 5-6.  The first meeting is October 14 2013 at 5:30pm at Puu Nui St Park.  For now, the next meeting is on Saturday, November 2nd at 10:00am in the Mauna Lani area at the co-leaders home. They will finalize meeting dates and location in the near future.  Please register your daughter through the Girl Scouts of Hawaii website at

For more information, write to

DAR Essay Contest Grades 9-12

Celebrate America’s History

Are you in the 9th through 12th grade?
You’re invited to participate in the Christopher Columbus Essay Contest

Contest deadline is January 20, 2014

Open to Grades 9-12
Length 800 – 1,200 words

Title of Essay
“How Do Americans View Christopher Columbus and George Washington Today?”

Both of these men are considered heroes from whose lives Americans can
draw beneficial lessons. Discuss the similarities and differences between
the ways in which Christopher Columbus and George Washington dealt
with and overcame the challenges and adversities they faced. What can
Americans apply to their own lives from the experiences of these men?


For information contact:
Hawai’i Loa DAR chapter
Julene Ignacio 808-959-8986    Kristine Harrison 808-883-8060

DAR Essay Contest Grades 5-8

Celebrate America’s History

Are you in 5th through 8th grade?
You’re invited to participate in an Essay Contest

Contest deadline is January 14, 2014

Open to Grades 5–8
Length 300 – 1,000 words (depending on grade level)

Topic for 2013–2014

Pretend you are a boy or a girl during the colonial fight for freedom. Using historical facts, discuss how the war is affecting your life. The war dramatically changed the lives of children during the Revolution. Some actually followed their fathers into battle; others stayed home and assumed new responsibilities that were necessary for their families’ survival. Imagine yourself in the place of such a child taking on important and often adult responsibilities. Describe some of the changes that are taking place in your life and that of your family as you face this new situation. You may portray either a historical child or a fictional child living in the era of the American Revolution.

Title of Essay
“The Lives of Children During the American Revolution”

For information contact:
Hawai’i Loa DAR chapter
Julene Ignacio 808-959-8986    Kristine Harrison 808-883-8060