Monday, August 31, 2015

Community News/Classified Ads: week of August 31st

School Night for Scouting

The Aloha Council of Boy Scouts of America will make a presentation here at Island School on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, at 7 p.m. in the Frear Center. The public is invited to learn about the Cub Scout program for boys ages 6 to 11 (grades 1 to 5), and boys and girls in grades six through 12. For more about their programs, visit their website:

Free Concert

Sunday, September 13 at 5 PM
Kaua‘i Island Singers Showcase presents songs of NIGHT & DAY
10 talented singers, 19 dazzling songs
Hank Curtis on piano, Laine Griffith on sax, flute & clarinet and Cary Valentine on percussion.
At All Saints Church, 1065 Kuhio Highway in Kapa‘a

Sewing Classes
Aunty Eileen's Sewing Adventures - Schedule: Fall, 2015
For Beginner & Intermediate Students (Ages 10 - Adults)
     8 Classes @ 3 hours per class Limit - 8 students per class
     Tuition: $196.00

SESSION 1 - TUES. 6-9 pm
Sept. 15, 22, 29 Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 Nov. 3

SESSION 2 - WED. 2-5 pm
Sept. 16, 23, 30 Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 Nov. 4

SESSION 3 - THURS. 9 am – Noon
Sept. 17, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Nov. 5, 12

SESSION 4 - THURS. 6-9 pm
(Same dates for Sessions 3 & 4)

SESSION 5 - SAT. 9 am - Noon
Sept. 19, 26 Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Nov. 7

SESSION 6 - SAT. 1-4 pm
(Same dates for Sessions 5 & 6)

Classes are held at 2840 Hoolako Street in Lihue (Lihue Town Estates sub-division - across from ACE Hardware)

ORIENTATION for Beginner and Intermediate Students @ Discount Fabric Warehouse (Singer)
with Instructor, Aunty Eileen on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015
      * 1:30 pm for Beginners * 2:00 pm for Intermediates

Classes are on a “First-come-first-served” basis. Tuition must be paid for confirmation of enrollment.
Checks payable to: Eileen Miyasato
Mailing address: 2840 Hoolako Street Lihue, HI 96766
Email: Phone (808) 245-2107
Please email or call for availability


Driver's Ed Classes Beginning August 31st

Head On Driving School begins their fall driver's ed classes on August 31, at 4:30 p.m. in the Ohia Room at Island School. Students must be at least 15 years of age, but do not need to have their permits to attend. Contact Aaron to register or for more information: 808-652-7425.


Junior Golf - Fall Schedule

With the 2015 tournament season nearing an end, there are still five tournaments open for registration. Don't miss a deadline, register now!

Aug 29-30:  Match Play Championships, Ka'anapali Golf Course, Kai; Deadline to register August 19. The field will be selected off the 2015 HSJGA points as of August 2. We will start processing entries after the deadline on August 20.

Sep 5-6:  Hualalai Junior Classic, Hualalai Golf Club; Deadline to register August 26

Sep 26-27:  Oahu Junior Classic, Turtle Bay, Fazio; Deadline to register September 16

Oct 3-4:  Kiahuna Junior Classic, Kiahuna Golf Course; Deadline to register September 23


Digital Photo Challenge and Community Dialogue 

For youth in grades 6-12. Photo entrees must answer one of the following questions:
“What would you like to see MORE of on Kaua`i?”
“What would you like to see LESS of on Kaua`i?”

The photos will be used as a basis for Talk Story Sessions around issues that our young people see as important. Their perspectives will be factored into Keiki to Career Kaua`i strategies to improve community support and education opportunities for all youth.

· Top 50 photos will be selected for a photo exhibit at Kaua'i Community College in October.
· Prizes will be awarded to the top three photos in two divisions: Grade 6 - 8 and Grades 9-12.
· Entries may be submitted from August 10 through September 8.
· Three free digital workshops for youth will held in August.

Please see the attached Photo Challenge and Workshop flyers for more detail and visit

This event is brought to you by Keiki to Career Kaua‘i and Kaua‘i Planning & Action Alliance 

Free Lecture Series at KCC

KCC and the National Tropical Botanical Garden have, for several years, teamed up to present free public lectures on the KCC campus in the cafeteria, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The Fall, 2015 schedule is as follows:
  • Tuesday, September 8th, Seeds of Time, an award-winning film that akes viewers on a round-the-world journey with agricultural pioneer Carey Fowler as he works frantically to help others collect and preserve the world’s seed diversity. In the face of climate change and other environmental threats.
  • Tuesday, October 13th, Growing Lata's Garden: What Pacific Canoe Plants Offer Us Today, by Anthropologist Dr. Mimi George and H. Meph Wyeth, President of Ka‛imi Na‛auao o Hawai‛i Nei Institute, will discuss how Taumako Islanders in the Solomon Islands nurture, process, and assemble the plants that their culture’s hero, Lata. used to build an early voyaging canoe.
  • Tuesday, November 10th, Alula on the Brink: Saving the Rarest of the Rare, Join NTBG Conservation Biologist Seana Walsh as she discusses her research of the ‛ālula, a plant known only from Kaua‛i and Ni‛ihau that is believed to be extinct in the wild. Seana will talk about her research to help inform conservation efforts for this and other rare Hawaiian plants. She will also discuss how to maintain genetic diversity among cultivated plants by partnering with other botanical gardens and institutions.