FLWR Waikoloa Walk/Run for Literacy Nov 12, 2016

Please join FLWR for the 7th Annual Friends of the Library-Waikoloa Region “5K Walk/Run for Literacy” Saturday, November 12th

  • 6:15 – 7:00 am Registration
  • 7:30 am Start
  • Waikoloa School parking lot 68-1730 Hooko St, Waikoloa Village, HI 96738
  • $20 for adults (pre-register online),
  • $30 for adults (race day registration),
  • $10 for keiki ( 12 & under ) Keiki in strollers are free

Includes event t-shirt

Medal awards for top female/male categories: overall, 9 & under, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+, Stroller 1st & 2nd (gender neutral)

If you haven’t registered, you can register at the Waikoloa School on Friday Nov. 11th between 4:30 and 7pm or on race day Nov. 12th between 6:15 and 7:00 am to pick up your bib number and t-shirt. Coming Friday to means that you won’t need to be there before 7:15 am on race day since you will just need to show up with your bib number pinned on, ready to warm up and participate.

There is also a Silent Auction and free Health Fair on Saturday morning starting at 8 am.


Eddie Aikau Essay Contest for 7th-10th Grade Hawaii Students

The Eddie Aikau Foundation is sponsoring the Eddie Aikau Essay contest. which is open to all students in grade levels 7, 8, 9, and 10 who are currently enrolled in public or private schools in Hawaii.

The subject of the essay is Eddie Went. The Big Wave Invitational in Memory of Eddie Aikau was held on February 25, 2016. On that day for thousands of people around the globe, the world stood still! What is it about Eddie Aikau’s mana (strength, spirit, knowledge, power) that continues to attract worldwide attention? Give supporting examples and evidence. How has the mana of Eddie Aikau made a difference in your life? Give supporting examples and evidence.

Essays may be submitted in English or Hawaiian.

All properly completed applications and essays that are POSTMARKED on or before September 24, 2016 will be accepted from eligible students in each grade level (7, 8, 9 & 10). Essays for each grade level will be judged separately.

For information, go to Eddieaikaufoundation.org.

“The Eddie Aikau Foundation is a charitable organization created to share Eddie Aikau’s life, contributions and accomplishments while promoting education and the advancement of Hawaiian culture. The Foundation strives to inspire people to develop a strong sense of pride in themselves, their heritage and their community through Eddie’s remarkable spirit and character.”

Enroll now for Waikoloa First Tee Summer Camp

Looking for something for kids to do this summer that is both fun and educational? The  First Tee may be just what you’re looking for.

The first session of the First Tee Summer Camp at the Waikoloa Village Golf Course runs from June 15-17 for ages 7 to 17. The second session runs from July 13-15.

The hours are 9-12 and the cost is $60.

Register online at www.TheFirstTeeHawaii.org or call 808.202.6456

Student Photography Competition

The Shops at Mauna Lani  is excited to announce their first ever Student Photography Competition to support Big Island Students grade 6 – 12.  They will be giving cash scholarships of $500, $300 and $200 to the students of the winning photographs.

Entries will be accepted until April 15, 2016.

Photos will be on display nightly on April 22 to April 30, 2016, Suite 306 from 3pm to 8pm (Mon 4/25 & Thurs 4/28 hours will be from 3pm to 5pm, Wed 4/27 will be from 5:45pm to 8pm.)

Awards ceremony will be on April 30, 2016 at 11 am.

For more information go to http://www.shopsatmaunalani.com/SPC/

17th Annual Waimea Healthy Keki Fest Apr 16

17th ANNUAL WAIMEA HEALTHY KEIKI FEST: Sat., April 16 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  Parker Ranch Center.  For Keiki 3-12 along with their families.  A fun, free day with more than 30 learning booths offering educational and interactive discovery activities to help develop healthy brains, bodies and beings. A wide array of hands-on activities related to safety, the environment, fitness, health, mind and nutrition and each child will receive a “passport” to track their participation at each learning booth.  This event’s mission is to bring the schools and community of North Hawaii together to celebrate the health and safety of our greatest asset, our keiki. Info: Laurie Edmondson, North Hawaii Community Hospital (881-4425)  or LEdmondson@Queens.org

Jr. Introduction to Golf Day Apr 10 Mauni Lani Resort

Juniors ages 6-14 are invited to participate in the Introduction to Golf Day  on Apr 10 at the Mauni Lani Resort from 10 am to 12 noon.

It’s a great way to be introduced to the game of golf, or for the more experienced golfers to start their spring season. The morning features lessons by Mauni Lani Golf Academy staff. Refreshments included. Space is limited for this complementary golf clinic. Sign up early by calling 808-885-6655.

March 26: Waikoloa Easter Egg Hunt Ho’oko Street Park

The Abundant Life Ministries, More Than Enough Ministries, and Kipuka O’ Aloha are sponsoring the Waikoloa Biggest Egg Hunt on Saturday March 26 at the Ho’oko Street Park. They’ll have 5,000 eggs for 4 age divisions. The first hunt starts at 9 a.m. and each hunt takes no more than 15 minutes.

Keiki ID, food by Los Tres Mex, and face painting available for FREE.

Bring your camera and a basket or bag for the eggs.

For more info, call 883-9512.

Registratin opens at 8 and closes 10 minutes before the first hung.

To avoid standing in line, register at www.AbundantLifeMinistriesWaikoloa


Save the Date: Waikoloa Village Ohana FunFest: June 4

This community event will be free to homeowners and open to our neighbors as a family friendly party to celebrate all things fun, healthy, and special to Waikoloa.

There’ll be music, food, activities, vendors and educational opportunities.

Waikoloa Village Association is looking for clubs, business, and individuals to be a part of the event. For example:

  • Entertainment
  • Food trucks, food/drink vendors
  • Wellness practitioners
  • Keiki games/activities
  • Prize donations
  • Sponsors
  • Product
  • sales
  • Gardening
  • Swim suit fashion show – looking for women, teen & keiki models

If interested, contact the planning committee chairman Olelo pa’a Ogawa at glow@glowhawaii.com or secretary Donna Yoshizumi at donnayoshizumi@gmail.com

Joseph E. Spadaro Memorial Scholarships

Friends of the Library – Waikoloa Region (FL – WR) is providing Joseph E. Spadaro Memorial Scholarships to sponsor one or more Kealakehe High School graduating seniors who plan to register as full time students at Hawaii Community College in Hilo in these courses of study for either a CAT or an AAS:

  • Auto body repair & painting
  • Automotive mechanics technology
  • Carpentry
  • Diesel mechanics
  • Machine, welding and industrial mechanics technologies
  • Electrical installation and maintenance

Interested seniors should contact Mrs. Davis, Counselor at Kealakehe High School for a complete description and application. Applications are due to Mrs. Davis by April 8.