News Briefs for Friday — January 13, 2006

• Hongwanji services scheduled

• Parenting class starts on Sunday

• VW Club plans meet


Hongwanji services scheduled

The Rev. Thomas Okano, director of the Buddhist Study Center, is the guest speaker at a Hoonko Service on Sunday at 9 a.m. at the Lihue Hongwanji Mission on Kuhio Highway in Kapa‘ia.

“Memorial Service for Our Founder Shinran” is his topic.

On Jan. 22, at 9 a.m., the Rev. Midori Kondo of the Lihue Hongwanji Mission discusses “Changes: Do We Like Change?” at the Family Dharma Service.

On Jan. 29, at 10 a.m., a Family Dharma Service will take place, Kondo is the speaker, and a New Year’s Party follows.

All are welcome at all the events, she said. For more information, please call 245-6262, or e-mail

Parenting class starts on Sunday

Due to the success of parenting and teen classes held in Waimea last fall, county officials have scheduled another series of parenting classes that will run concurrently with teen classes at various locations around the island, county officials stated in a press release.

In the central district, classes are scheduled at the Lihue Baptist Church at the corner of Ahukini Road and ‘Elua Street, Sundays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., starting Sunday.

Facilitating the classes will be Michelle Metcalf and Sheila Ringor.

The fee to attend the classes is $30 per person. Scholarships are available.

“Looking at the bigger picture, the parenting and teen classes are part of the Kaua‘i Community Drug Response Plan,” said Beverley Pang, community outreach specialist with the County’s Anti-Drug Office, in the press release.

The classes provide parents with training on prevention and intervention of destructive adolescent behaviors such as illegal drug use, and the curriculum is based on the book, “The Parent Project: A Parent’s Guide to Changing Destructive Adolescent Behavior.” While parents are honing their parenting skills, teens focus on building life skills that emphasize how the choices they make determine the quality of their lives.

For more information, please call Pang at 241-6392.

VW Club plans meet

The Kauai Volkswagen Club is hosting a swap meet and meeting Sunday, Jan. 22 at noon at the park next to the Puhi Shell at the intersection of Puhi Road and Kaumuali‘i Highway.

For more information call David, 246-4638.


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• The obituary for Juliette Nani Pachi Brede did not list her 20 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.


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