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Hilo Red Cross Courses (March)

Hilo Red Cross Courses (March)

Standard First Aid with CPR/AED Adult, get trained to recognize and care for victims of illness and sudden injuries and learn how to use an AED for life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies on adults; American Red Cross certification upon completion; 8am-2:30pm; March 10, 17, 24; classes are based on availability and subject to change.  American Red Cross; 55 Ululani Street; $90; register online at www.redcross.org or call 1-800-733-2767.

Kailua-Kona Library will Celebrate 20th Anniversary Feb. 28-29

Kailua-Kona Library will Celebrate 20th Anniversary Feb. 28-29

Kailua-Kona Public Library, located at 75-138 Hualalai Road, will celebrate its 20th Anniversary this leap year with special programs on February 28 and 29.  The public is invited to attend the free events.     

The Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble will kick off the celebration on Tuesday, February 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the Adult Section.  This unique cultural and educational program will introduce the various drums and percussion instruments of Japan as used in traditional and contemporary music.  The Friends of the Library of Hawaii and the UH-Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program are co-sponsoring this performance. 

Taiko (Japanese drums) are traditionally used to ensure an auspicious beginning to a new or renewed endeavor.  The Kailua-Kona Public Library will celebrate the installation of a federally-funded photovoltaic system which is expected to generate a portion of the Library’s electricity.

Lower Gas Prices at Kilauea 76 from 76 Hawaii and Native FM

Lower Gas Prices at Kilauea 76 from 76 Hawaii and Native FM

The following information is provided by Mid Pac Petroleum:

Big Island residents will be given a special opportunity to save on gas when Native FM takes over Kilauea 76 and dramatically lowers gas prices on Friday, February 17th.

From 2PM to 6PM, Native FM will drop the price of gas and they will also be giving away great prizes from 4PM to 6PM!

Big Island residents will also have the opportunity to become members of the Kama’aina Rewards program. Kama’aina Rewards membership is FREE and Big Island residents will immediately be able to take advantage of the program at the Kilauea 76 station.

For more information, Big Island residents can become fans of the 76 Hawaii Facebook and Twitter pages at facebook.com/76Hawaii and twitter.com/76Hawaii.

76 is known for quality gasoline and clean, well lit stations. With seventy-one locations throughout the State and growing, 76 is raising convenience and quality to a whole new level.

Thompson's Productions presents Ziggy Marley's "Wild and Free" World Tour

Thompson's Productions presents Ziggy Marley's "Wild and Free" World Tour

The following information is provided by Hawaii Pacific Entertainment:

See New HTY Play "Blue" at Laupahoehoe Library on Jan. 31

See New HTY Play "Blue" at Laupahoehoe Library on Jan. 31

The Honolulu Theatre for Youth will present “Blue,” a new stage production by Annie Cusick Wood, at three selected Neighbor Island public libraries in January 2012.

Meet Award-winning Writer Danika Dinsmore at Keaau Library Jan. 12

Meet Award-winning Writer Danika Dinsmore at Keaau Library Jan. 12

Meet Danika Dinsmore, an award-winning writer and author of “Brigitta of the White Forest,” at the Keaau Public & School Library on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.  The free program will be conducted in the Humanities Room.

Dinsmore, winner of the Washington State Poets Association award for Performance Poetry and the Best Fresh Voice Screenwriting Award from the Female Eye Film Festival, will read selections from her book which Amazon.com hails as “A book for those who enjoy fantasy adventure” and “offers a new twist on the faerie tales so loved by young readers.”  The one-hour program will include a book-signing session.    

In addition to being a writer, Dinsmore is a spokenword artist and educator.  She is the co-creator of Washington State’s first youth poetry slam and developed a curriculum guide for teaching poetry in the schools.  Dinsmore also produced the Seattle Poetry Festival’s Emerging Voice spokenword

14th Annual Traditional Mochi Pounding on Dec. 31

14th Annual Traditional Mochi Pounding on Dec. 31

In Japanese culture, pounding mochi has become synonymous with ringing in the new year.

On Saturday, head over to the Akiko's Bed & Breakfast located in Wailea.

You're invited to take turns at pounding the sticky rice for good luck.

The event will also feature New Year's crafts, taiko drumming and more.

For more information, call 963-6422.