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Arts & Exhibits

TODAY, Dec. 17

BIG ISLAND FILM SHOWCASE

Where: KukuAu Studio, 43 Kukuau St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. today; 5:30 p.m. Sunday

Details: Come for two nights of three films each made on the Big Island. The filmmakers will be present for a Q&A and discussion. Stop by for one film or stay for all three both nights. Cost is $10 at the door each night. Films are “The Bone of a Whale” (narrative short, 15 minutes), “Aloha From Lavaland” (documentary, 55 minutes) and “Throuple” (narrative feature, 87 minutes). To watch the trailers for the films, visit www.LarkinPictures.com.

Contact: Zoe Eisenberg, 203-258-9666, zoeisenberg@gmail.com

COMING

WAIMEA OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL

Where: Multiple venues (Waimea, Kohala Coast, Kaupulehu-Kona)

When: Beginning at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 2, 2017; through Jan. 10

Details: More than 60 films, Q&A filmmaker sessions and more. Festival passes available online at www.waimeaoceanfilm.org. The 2017 festival program will be posted in mid-December. Cost varies per pass purchased.

Contact: Tania Howard, 854-6095, info@waimeaoceanfilm.org

THURSDAY NIGHT AT THE CENTER: AN EVENING WITH ISLAND SCULPTORS

Where: Volcano Art Center, 19-4074 Old Volcano Road, Volcano

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 12, 2017

Details: Special “Full Moon” presentation by sculptors Henry Bianchini and Elizabeth Miller and discussion about VAC’s Sculpture Garden, including a short film by sculptor Richard Serra. Free, however donations gladly accepted.

Contact: Cheryl Wilson, 967-8222, workshops@volcanoartcenter.org

Classes

TODAY, Dec. 17

ZENTANGLE: STAR LIGHT, STAR BRIGHT

Where: Volcano Art Center, 19-4074 Old Volcano Road, Volcano

When: 10 a.m. today

Details: Celebrate the holidays with four certified Zentangle teachers. If you can draw a dot, line, curved line and circle, you will be able to create a beautiful work of art. Cost is $35 or $30 for VAC members, plus a $10 supply fee. No experience necessary.

Contact: Cheryl Wilson, 967-8222, workshops@volcanoartcenter.org

YOGA BEGINNERS SERIES WITH AMANDA WEBSTER

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 12:30 p.m. Saturdays

Details: Cost is $15 per class or $60 for series. Learn foundational yoga poses, proper alignment, how to breathe and basic philosophy. Build strength, increase flexibility and gain confidence in your practice.

Contact: Yoga Centered, 934-7233, frontdesk@yogacentered.com

SUNDAY, Dec. 18

ECKANKAR COMMUNITY HU CHANT

Where: Aloha Wellness Center, 239 Haili St., Hilo

When: 10:30 a.m. Sunday

Details: Learn about very practical and valuable tools to help you resolve daily challenges. Meet a friendly nondenominational group of people seeking truth and higher consciousness.

Contact: Evangeline, 498-4455, 333evangeline@gmail.com

MONDAY, Dec. 19

SELF-DEFENSE FITNESS CLASS

Where: Kohala Village Hub, 55-514 Hawi Road, Hawi

When: 9:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays

Details: Geared toward street-oriented self-defense and rooted in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Students will learn stance, footwork, striking techniques, defense and much more. For class schedule, visit www.kohalavillagehub.com.

Contact: Kohala Village Hub, 889-0404, info@kohalavillagehub.com

ZUMBA GOLD CHAIR

Where: YMCA, 300 W. Lanikaula St., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Details: Seated Zumba workout. Strengthen your core, increase your range of motion and stamina with this low-impact fitness class that offers the same benefits of Zumba Gold. All welcome.

Contact: Harriet Rocha, 640-3876, har_c1@yahoo.com

“PAINTING WITH PEGGY”

Where: Volcano Art Center, 19-4074 Old Volcano Road, Volcano

When: Noon on Monday

Details: Margaret “Peggy” Stanton leads an ongoing series of acrylic painting workshops for artists of all levels. Each three-hour class is a hands-on painting session where participants learn to approach their painting process with a new awareness and understanding of color dynamics and composition. Cost for each session is $20 or $15 for VAC members. Student supply list is available online at www.volcanoartcenter.org or by calling VAC.

Contact: Cheryl Wilson, 967-8222, workshops@volcanoartcenter.org

TRADITIONAL WADO KARATE TRAINING

Where: Sangha Hall, 424 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays

Details: Beginners class, 5-6 p.m.; advanced class, 6-7 p.m. Visitors welcome to observe and participate.

Contact: Craig, 987-1465

TUESDAY, Dec. 20

AIKIDO FOR GRADES 3-6

Where: Aikido of Hilo, 29 Shipman St., No. 203, Hilo

When: 4:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays

Details: Kids learn stretching, strengthening, self-discipline and cooperation as well as protective skills in a positive setting. Monthly rate $60 for individuals; $45 for college students; $90 for families.

Contact: Barbara Klein, 935-2454, AikidoOfHilo@gmail.com

ZUMBA FITNESS

Where: Church of the Holy Apostles, 1407 Kapiolani St., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: Free class. Feel stronger, younger and healthier. Safe, easy-to-follow cardio dancing to Latin-inspired and contemporary hits.

Contact: Dee Torres, 938-9101, dtorres@hawaiiantel.net

HULA CLASS ON THE PORCH

Where: Shipman House Bed & Breakfast, 131 Kaiulani St., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: Taught by kumu Maile Yamanaka. For beginners and intermediates. A good fun class for visitors and kamaaina. For adults; on donation basis. Call to confirm.

Contact: Barbara, 934-8002, bighouse@bigisland.com

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 21

KOBUKAN KENDO CLUB

Where: Waiakea Recreation Center, 1634 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Wednesdays; 9 a.m. Saturdays

Details: Learn this ancient traditional martial art of Japan and modern-day sport, founded on virtues of samurai training. Cost is $10 per month.

Contact: Chief instructor John Akagi, 333-8520, kobukan.kendo@gmail.com

THURSDAY, Dec. 22

PERMACULTURE SERIES

Where: Hawaiian Sanctuary, 13-3194 Pahoa Kalapana Road, Pahoa

When: 9 a.m. Thursdays

Details: Grow your own food gardens. Lecture with Q&A and field work. Come dressed and ready with sun hat, notebook, water bottle and closed-toe shoes. Cost is $15; for $5 more, join the farm-to-table vegetarian lunch. Register at http://hawaiiansanctuary.com/event/hawaiian-planting-permaculture-2018-05-10/2016-11-03/.

Contact: Michele David, 800-309-8010, grow@hawaiiansanctuary.com

POTTERY CLASSES

Where: Kilauea Studios, Kurtistown

When: 10 a.m. Thursdays

Details: Pottery classes available for all skill levels. Wheel, hand-building, high-fire gas kilns. Lots of fun, spacious studio and beautiful setting.

Contact: Jamie Stokes, 799-9657, kilaueastudios@gmail.com

COMING

COMPASSION FOR ALL BEINGS AND DHARMA STUDY

Where: 1334 Wailuku Drive, Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Dec. 28

Details: Every other week. Chenrezic/Avalokiteshivara practice “For the Benefit of All Beings as Vast as the Skies” and basic Dharma study using King of Noble prayers/Samantabadra’s Prayer as primary text.

Contact: Maile Yamanaka, 937-4249, maileyamanaka@gmail.com

BEGINNING REIKI CERTIFICATION

Where: Halai Healing Place, 75-5737 Kuakini Highway, Kailua-Kona

When: 8 a.m. Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, 2017

Details: Bring the new year in with a new way of living for your highest and best good. Learn an ancient healing art passed down through the sacred tradition of the Usui Method of Natural Healing to heal yourself and others. No experience necessary. Pre-registration required. Cost is $350 plus tax. Limited space available.

Contact: LaRen, 987-6010, LaRen@HalaiHealingPlace.com

BUDDHI YOGA FOR CHANGE: EMPOWER YOURSELF AND THE WORLD

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 12:30 p.m. Jan. 1, 2017

Details: Cost is $20. Dive deep into the asana of buddhi yoga through a powerfully transformative flow. Set intentions for the new year that not only empower you but also empower the world. Group meditation included. (This workshop is a safe-space and all-inclusive buddhi yoga class for the LGBTQ+ community.)

Contact: Yoga Centered, 934-7233, frontdesk@yogacentered.com

DEEP GONG BATH AND KUNDALINI ACTIVATION

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 3, 2017

Details: First Tuesday of every month. Cost is $20 for drop-ins. Warm up with some gentle Kundalini yoga and meditations, then relax to an otherworldly journey. Considered a powerful form of sound therapy, the gong is extremely effective in causing healing and transformation on multiple levels.

Contact: Yoga Centered, 934-7233, frontdesk@yogacentered.com

LISTENING AND SPEAKING FOR ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

Where: Hawaii Community College, Intensive English Program, Building 380, Room 37, 1175 Manono St., Hilo

When: 8:30 a.m. Jan. 4, 2017, for testing (classes are Tuesday through Friday)

Details: Intensive eight-week course will help prepare you for work or college. Small classes and experienced teachers. Three levels offered. Testing helps find the right level for you. Cost for class for residents is $275; visit iephawaii.com.

Contact: Eri Hall, 934-2698, erihall@hawaii.edu

READING AND VOCABULARY FOR ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

Where: Hawaii Community College, Intensive English Program, Building 380, Room 37, 1175 Manono St., Hilo

When: 8:30 a.m. Jan. 4, 2017, for testing (classes are Tuesday through Friday)

Details: Intensive eight-week course will help prepare you for work or college. Small classes and experienced teachers. Three levels offered. Testing helps find the right level for you. Cost for class for residents is $275; visit iephawaii.com.

Contact: Eri Hall, 934-2698, erihall@hawaii.edu

WRITING AND GRAMMAR FOR ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

Where: Hawaii Community College, Intensive English Program, Building 380, Room 37, 1175 Manono St., Hilo

When: 8:30 a.m. Jan. 4, 2017, for testing (classes are Tuesday through Friday)

Details: Intensive eight-week course will help prepare you for work or college. Small classes and experienced teachers. Three levels offered. Testing helps find the right level for you. Cost for class for residents is $275; visit iephawaii.com.

Contact: Eri Hall, 934-2698, erihall@hawaii.edu

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING RETREAT

Where: Hawaiian Sanctuary, 13-3194 Pahoa Kalapana Road, Pahoa

When: 9 a.m. Jan. 5-22, 2017

Details: Aspiring yoga teachers can become certified during Cloud Nine Yoga’s 18-day training retreat.

Contact: Terra Ann Pracht, 800-309-8010, grow@hawaiiansanctuary.com

FOUR-DAY YOGA IMMERSION WITH CHUCK MILLER

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 10:30 a.m. Jan. 5-6, 2017; 11:30 a.m. Jan. 7-8

Details: Learn how to apply asanas properly to realize ultimate potential. Yoga philosophy will be linked to the practice of asana, pranayama and meditation for the purpose of higher comprehension. Course encourages the development of self-empowerment and the warm-hearted support of each yoga student’s journey. Can be used for 20 hours of continuing education credit with Yoga Alliance. Cost is $375; $300 if registered by Dec. 1; $125 per day.

Contact: Yoga Centered, 934-7233, frontdesk@yogacentered.com

MONTHLY BALL ROLLING WORKSHOP WITH SHANNON SCHAFER

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 5, 2017

Details: Using the techniques of the Roll Model Method, find myofascial release through self-massage. Each month, Schafer will teach a new technique focusing on a different part of the body using ball rolling.

Contact: Yoga Centered, 934-7233, frontdesk@yogacentered.com

TROPICAL FLOWER ARRANGING WORKSHOP

Where: Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Road, Volcano Village

When: 1 p.m. Jan. 6, 2017

Details: Everyone ages 15 and older is invited. Presented by Hawaiian cultural practitioner Kaipo AhChong. Explore color and texture in three dimensions. Participants will make arrangements to take home and enjoy. Choose from an array of flowers. Cleaned tropical flowers will be provided. Cost is $45. Pre-registration required. Call or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org to register.

Contact: Alyssa Johnasen, 967-8222, alyssa@volcanoartcenter.org

“DANCE IMAGINED” WITH KAREN MASAKI

Where: Volcano Art Center, 19-4074 Old Volcano Road, Volcano

When: 10 a.m. Jan. 10, 17, 24 and 31, and Feb. 7 and 14, 2017

Details: Cost for a single class is $20 or $15 for VAC members. Cost for entire series for everyone is $60. No dance experience necessary.

Contact: Cheryl Wilson, 967-8222, workshops@volcanoartcenter.org

PILATES MAT SERIES (BEGINNER-INTERMEDIATE)

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 10-26, 2017

Details: Cost is $65 per person; $15 for drop-ins. Dramatically transform how your body looks, feels and performs. Class focuses on toning your thighs, strengthening your back and flattening your abdomen.

Contact: Yoga Centered, 934-7233, frontdesk@yogacentered.com

WINTER SENIOR LECTURE SERIES

Where: Institute for Astronomy Building, 640 N. Aohoku Place, Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Thursdays beginning Jan. 12, 2017 (10 weeks)

Details: Series includes lectures about a wide variety of topics.

Contact: Carol Lafond, 339-7270, lafond1584@gmail.com

WASHI CHIGIRI-E JAPANESE ART CLASS

Where: Culture and Arts Department, 28 Shipman St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Jan. 14, March 18 and May 13, 2017 (subject to change)

Details: Learn hakubi washi chigiri-e, a Japanese art form of tearing special hand-dyed handmade washi paper from Japan to create art. Bring your own lunch. Call or email for additional details.

Contact: Janice Higashi, 961-6848, jcahawaii@yahoo.com

Clubs

TODAY, Dec. 17

MARINE CORPS LEAGUE MEETING

Where: Mai Grille, Waikoloa Beach King’s Golf Course, 600 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa

When: 11:30 a.m. today

Details: Marines, Navy corpsmen (active, reserve, retired) and their spouses are invited to attend. Talk story during the no-host lunch and then stay for the business meeting. In observance of the holiday season, we are asking those who attend to bring a food item for the Food Bank. Dress is resort casual.

Contact: Kathy Painton, 880-9880, kathypainton@hotmail.com

NATIONAL ACTIVE AND RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES MONTHLY MEETING

Where: Kamana Senior Center, 127 Kamana St., Hilo

When: Noon today

Details: Meets the third Saturday of each month. Organization’s purpose is protecting earned benefits. Potluck lunch and installation of officers.

Contact: Bob Arthurs, 966-6141, bobarthurs@earthlink.net

SUNDAY, Dec. 18

HILO BRIDGE CLUB

Where: Eagles Club, 16-111 Opukahaia St., Keaau

When: 12:30 p.m. Sundays

Details: Looking for social bridge players to join us in duplicate bridge. Cost is $5.

Contact: Harry, 965-1391, gailbuck@yahoo.com

TUESDAY, Dec. 20

HILO SUNRISE CHAPTER — BNI NETWORKING MEETING

Where: Hilo Woman’s Club, 7 Lele St., Hilo

When: 7 a.m. Tuesdays

Details: For local business professionals who value word-of-mouth marketing and are seeking to network, refer business to each other and build a better business community.

Contact: Sharla Sare, 430-1787

HILO TOASTMASTERS

Where: 614 Kilauea St., Hilo

When: 12:10 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: Enhance your leadership potential and improve your public-speaking skills. Every Tuesday.

Contact: Chandra Fulton, 938-9148, chandrafulton9@gmail.com

BIG ISLAND BEEKEEPER’S ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING

Where: Kamana Senior Center, 127 Kamana St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Enjoy a potluck Christmas meeting and talk story about bees. Free; open to everyone interested in bees. Election of 2017 officers during meeting following potluck.

Contact: Erick Cremer, 345-7693, etcremer@gmail.com

ORCHIDLAND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION BOARD MEETING

Where: Eagles Club, 16-111 Opukahala St., Keaau

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Board of directors meeting open to Orchidland Estates lot owners and other interested individuals.

Contact: Barbara Arthurs, 966-6141, babsarthurs@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 21

HILO BRIDGE CLUB

Where: Eagles Club, 16-111 Opukahaia St., Keaau

When: 11 a.m. Wednesdays

Details: Looking for social bridge players to join us in duplicate bridge. Cost is $5.

Contact: Harry, 965-1391, gailbuck@yahoo.com

FRIDAY, Dec. 23

MOUNTAIN VIEW SENIOR GAMES

Where: Mountain View Senior Center, 18-1345A New Volcano Road, Mountain View

When: 10 a.m. Fridays

Details: Mountain View seniors meet to get acquainted and play bingo, mahjong, Shanghai rummy, Sequence and other card and board games. Bring a can of food for prizes. Area residents 55 and older invited.

Contact: June Van Pelt, 967-7417, junvp@juno.com

COMING

HAWAIIAN QUILT CLUB

Where: Keaau Community Center, 16-192 Pili Mua St.

When: 9 a.m. Jan. 7, 2017

Details: Members are happy to help community members interested in learning to sew a Hawaiian pillow or wall hanging. Patterns and some materials available.

Contact: Merci, 959-7967

HILO PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB MEETING

Where: Kamana Senior Center, 127 Kamana St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 18, 2017

Details: Guest will be professional photographer Alvis Upitas, who will share tips on technique as well as general travel photo insights from planning to shooting to workflow after. Public welcome. Free.

Contact: Mary Goodrich, 985-7487, mary@hawaiiphotoretreat.com

Health

TODAY, Dec. 17

SENIOR FARMERS MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM 2016 — SENIOR PRODUCE

Where: Various sites

When: Registration ongoing

Details: Applications available online; application assistance available 1-3 p.m. at 40 Holomua St. in Hilo. Applications and assistance also available at the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, or RSVP, from 10 a.m.-noon at 127 Kamana St., Room 5. First come, first served as spaces are limited.

Contact: Claudia Wilcox-Boucher, 933-6030, claudiab@hawaii.edu

BIG ISLAND OSTOMY GROUP

Where: Hilo Medical Center Cafeteria, 1190 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 11:30 a.m. today

Details: Meet new friends, share experiences and provide mutual support in a friendly and safe environment. Meets the third Saturday of each month. Open to all ostomates, pre-ostomy patients, caregivers, interested medical professionals and the public.

Contact: Sandy Wright, 339-7640, OstomyGroup@yahoo.com

MONDAY, Dec. 19

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS 12-STEP MEETINGS

Where: Serenity House, 15-2579 Pahoa-Keaau Road, Pahoa

When: Noon on Mondays

Details: If willpower is not working, turn to Overeaters Anonymous. This is not a diet or calories club. No dues or fees. Newcomers are welcome.

Contact: 345-2753, viviansuet@hotmail.com

FREE SEMINAR “HEALTH, WELLNESS & PAIN”

Where: Hawaii Innovation Center, 117 Keawe St., Conference Room 111, Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Monday

Details: If you are always searching for the newest health discovery, if medication and supplements don’t seem to really work or are causing unwanted side effects, if you are tired of pain, fatigue and brain fog, we invite you to join us for an evening of illuminating conversation and a free demonstration of NASA technology combined with Tesla’s theory of energy. See your health and our world with new eyes. RSVP.

Contact: Kim Rodrigues, 960-7718, kimsgypsyrose@aol.com

TUESDAY, Dec. 20

EVENING TESTING FOR HIV AND HEPATITIS C

Where: Hawaii Island HIV/AIDS Foundation, 16-204 Melekahiwa Place, Suite 1, Keaau

When: 4 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: Free testing, with only a finger prick of blood and 20 minutes of your time. Both of these diseases can be in your body without symptoms for years. Private and confidential tests, and help for you if you have a preliminary positive as a result.

Contact: Normand Dufresne, 982-8800, normand@hihaf.org

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS 12-STEP MEETINGS

Where: Church of the Holy Apostles, 1407 Kapiolani St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: It is not a diet club, but a fellowship of people recovering from compulsive overeating. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. No dues, fees or weigh-ins.

Contact: OA contact, 345-2753

THURSDAY, Dec. 22

SUNRISE YOGA

Where: No Place Like Om Yoga Studio, 65-1237 Kawaihae Road, Waimea

When: 6:15 a.m. Thursdays

Details: A gentle flow class for any level student. Every Thursday.

Contact: No Place Like Om, 640-7204, info@omhawaii.com

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS 12-STEP MEETINGS

Where: Puna Congregational Church, 16-647 Old Volcano Road, Room 6, Keaau

When: 5 p.m. Thursdays

Details: It is not a diet club, but a fellowship of people recovering from compulsive overeating. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. No dues, fees or weigh-ins.

Contact: OA contact, 345-2753

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS

Where: Center for Spiritual Living, Hawaiian Paradise Park

When: 6:30 p.m. Thursdays

Details: A new group for people who have a desire to stop gambling. Every Thursday.

Contact: Lucinda, 509-930-6329, 1lukiluci@gmail.com

FRIDAY, Dec. 23

SQUARE DANCING FOR HEALTH AND FITNESS

Where: Clem Akina Park, 159 Wainaku St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Fridays

Details: Meet new people for fun, fellowship and friendship put to music. Led by Bill Yoeman, ACA certified square dance caller and instructor.

Contact: Bill Yoeman, 968-6091

Just for Keiki

TODAY, Dec. 17

HILO SOCCER AYSO SPRING REGISTRATION

Where: Hilo

When: Registration deadline is Jan. 15

Details: Must be 4-18 years old by April 1, 2017, to participate. Registration forms for new players at Life Care Center of Hilo Social Service Department. Online registration at www.eayso.org; must be mailed to: AYSO, P.O. Box 5000, Hilo, HI 96720. Cost is $60. Deadline to register is Jan. 15, 2017.

Contact: Chris Ridley, 443-7360, ridley0428@gmail.com

MONDAY, Dec. 19

HOLIDAY FAMILY FUN NIGHT

Where: North Kohala Public Library, 54-3645 Akoni Pule Highway, Kapaau

When: 5 p.m. Monday

Details: For ages 5 and older. “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” theme, including a story, craft, film and food. An evening of fun for the whole family.

Contact: Leilani Silver, children’s librarian, 889-6655

TUESDAY, Dec. 20

MAGIC TREE HOUSE GLOBAL TRIP

Where: Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday

Details: Travelers answer questions relating to which countries the books take place by using globes and books. Participants receive a present from the library after completing their journey around the world. For children 12 and younger. Program schedule subject to change. Free.

Contact: Marsha Pauline, 933-8890, dkhuru@yahoo.com

Outdoors

TODAY, Dec. 17

BIRTH OF KAHUKU

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kahuku Unit parking area

When: 9:30 a.m. today

Details: Explore the rich geologic history of Kahuku on a guided, easy-to-moderate hike. Traverse the vast 1868 lava flow, see different volcano features and formations and identify many parts of the Southwest Rift Zone of Mauna Loa. Learn about the Hawaiian hot spot and the creation of Kahuku. Free.

Contact: Park information, 985-6011, havo_interpretation@nps.gov

CENTENNIAL HIKE: KILAUEA MILITARY CAMP

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium

When: 10:30 a.m. today

Details: Park staff will lead a revealing walk through Kilauea Military Camp, used as a Japanese detainment camp during World War II. Free.

Contact: Park information, 985-6011, havo_interpretation@nps.gov

SUNDAY, Dec. 18

PEOPLE AND LAND OF KAHUKU

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kahuku Unit parking area

When: 9:30 a.m. Sunday

Details: Explore the human history of Kahuku during a 2-mile, three-hour guided hike. Learn about the powerful natural forces at work here and how people adapted to, shaped and restored this land, from the earliest Hawaiians to the current staff and volunteers of the national park.

Contact: Park information, 985-6011, havo_interpretation@nps.gov

FRIDAY, Dec. 23

STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kilauea Visitor Center

When: 8:45 a.m. Friday and Dec. 30

Details: Volunteer to remove non-native plant species that prevent native plants from growing, and help ensure the future of the Hawaiian rain forest at the summit. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

Contact: Park information, 985-6011, havo_interpretation@nps.gov

COMING

HI‘IAKA AND PELE

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kahuku Unit parking area

When: 9:30 a.m. Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve)

Details: Discover two fascinating Hawaiian goddesses — sisters Pelehonuamea and Hi‘iaka — and the natural phenomena they represent. Visitors will experience the sisters coming alive through epic stories depicted in the natural landscape of Kahuku on this easy 1.7-mile walk on the main road in Kahuku. Free.

Contact: Park information, 985-6011, havo_interpretation@nps.gov

KAWAIHAE SNORKEL DAY

Where: Spencer Beach Park, 62-3461 Kawaihae Road, Waimea

When: 10 a.m. Jan. 13, 2017

Details: Free event for people with disabilities and their ohana. Bring a potluck dish to share for lunch and meet some new and old friends.

Contact: Hannah Merrill, 907-414-0753

Pau Hana

TODAY, Dec. 17

KMC HOLIDAY CHALLENGE

Where: Kilauea Military Camp, 99-252 Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: Lights are on at 5 p.m. nightly through Dec. 31

Details: Everyone invited to come and vote for their favorite decorated cottage. Ballot boxes are located at the front desk, Crater Rim Cafe, recreation lodge and the general store. Park fees apply.

Contact: Elene Rizzo-Kuhn, 967-8371, marketing@kmc-volcano.com

SWINGING HOLIDAY PARTY AT THE ELKS

Where: Hilo Elks Lodge, 150 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: Featuring live music by the Jazztones. Beginner-friendly lesson followed by great live dance music from 8-10 p.m., plus some holiday games. Park in back, off Ululani Street, and come upstairs. No experience or partner needed. Sliding scale entry $10-$20. Only $5 with a pupu. Kids 12 and younger always free. If this is your first Swinging Saturday, bring a copy of the pass from hilohepcats.org to get in free. The Elks is a private club; all participants will be hosted by an Elk.

Contact: Andrea Gill, 959-8216, hilohepcats@gmail.com

FRIDAY, Dec. 23

LED ZEPPELIN PLANETARIUM SHOW

Where: ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, 600 ‘Imiloa Place, Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Details: Immersive full-dome video graphics with the combination of Led Zeppelin classics pumping through the ‘Imiloa planetarium’s 10,000-watt, 5.1 surround sound system. ‘Imiloa admission fee applies.

Contact: Front desk, 932-8901, info@imiloahawaii.org

COMING

ANNUAL HOLIDAY POTLUCK

Where: Fraternal Order of Eagles, 16-111 Opukahaia St., Keaau

When: 4 p.m. Dec. 30

Details: Bring your favorite holiday potluck dish and celebrate with Orchidland neighbors.

Contact: Sherri Carden, 990-6838, sherricarden@ymail.com

STARGAZING LIVE

Where: ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, 600 ‘Imiloa Place, Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 30

Details: View the cold, clear Mauna Kea night sky from the comfort of the ‘Imiloa planetarium. Explore the stars and celestial objects from the 9,000-foot level in real time. Cost is $10 general admission, $8 for ‘Imiloa members.

Contact: Front desk, 932-8901, info@imiloahawaii.org

NEW YEAR’S EVE TOAST AT THE LAVA LOUNGE

Where: Lava Lounge, Kilauea Military Camp, 99-252 Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 8 p.m. Dec. 31

Details: Toast in the new year with friends while listening to live music by Dennis and Christy Soares. No cover charge.

Contact: Piilani Galdones, 967-8365 (after 4 p.m.), marketing@kmc-volcano.com

NEW YEAR’S EVE DANCE PARTY

Where: Hilo Elks Lodge, 150 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 8:30 p.m. Dec. 31

Details: Dance in the new year with live music in a variety of genres by the Jazztones. Doors open at 8 p.m. Expect swing, rock, funk, Latin and more. Entry is sliding scale, $20-$30. Ample parking off Ululani Street; nonsmoking venue. The Elks is a private club; your host will be an Elks member.

Contact: Andrea T Gill, 959-8216, hilohepcats@gmail.com

Performances

TODAY, Dec. 17

HULA KAHIKO WITH KUMU HULA SAMMYE KU‘UALOHA YOUNG WITH HALAU NA LEI HIWAHIWA O KU‘UALOHA

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10:30 a.m. today

Details: Hula performance in a one-of-a-kind outdoor setting at the kahua hula (platform). Performance presented authentically in a natural setting, rain or shine, without electronic amplification. Audience members are encouraged to bring sun/rain gear and sitting mats. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

Contact: Desiree Cruz, 987-7288, volcanohula@gmail.com

WINTER FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 2 and 5:30 p.m. today

Details: Doors open at 1:30 p.m. An amazing dance showcase with a donation of $10 per show, or $15 for both. Plus, fun activities between shows. Face painting, balloon animals, silent auction, bake sale and more. There will be a special appearance by the Hiccup Circus. Tickets on sale at Center Stage Dance Alliance.

Contact: Sheron, 934-7010, info@hilopalace.com

BEN KAILI AT BASICALLY BOOKS

Where: Basically Books, 160 Kamehameha Ave., Downtown Hilo

When: 3 p.m. today

Details: Kaili will bring some holiday cheer with his slack-key guitar and warm vocals. Come enjoy selections from his newest CD, “Kaleo O Kalani,” and share the holiday spirit. Free.

Contact: Christine Reed, 961-0144, bbinfo@hawaiiantel.net

THE GONE COUNTRY BAND

Where: Fraternal Order of the Eagles, 16-111 Opukahaia St., Keaau

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: Classic and newer country, western blues and swing. Fun and friendly event. Roomy dance floor. Cover of $5.

Contact: Lou Ann Gurney, 982-6012

SUNDAY, Dec. 18

10TH ANNUAL MESSIAH SINGALONG

Where: Christ Lutheran Church, 595 Kapiolani St., Hilo

When: 2 p.m. Sunday

Details: Sponsored by the Hilo Community Chorus and Christ Lutheran Church. Bring your own score or borrow one at the door. Free (with calabash); open to the public.

Contact: Tom McAlexander, 985-7192, tommac@hawaii.rr.com

PALACE THEATER’S SECOND ANNUAL HOLIDAY CONCERT

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Sunday

Details: Doors open at 6 p.m. Celebrate the season with the Hilo Community Chorus accompanied by Walter Greenwood on the organ. Songs from Handel’s “Messiah,” songs of Hanukkah, plus a fun holiday singalong.

Contact: Sheron Bee, 934-7010, info@hilopalace.com

TUESDAY, Dec. 20

HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE FARMERS MARKET

Where: Hilo Farmers Market, 67 Mamo St., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Tuesday

Details: Diana Aki, songbird of Miloli‘i, will be featured. Free.

Contact: Dinnie Kysar, 896-7284, destinationhilo@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 21

“HAMILTON” COMES TO HILO

Where: Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 3 p.m. Wednesday

Details: Free. On the lanai. Performance of musical numbers from the award-winning Broadway show. Performed by local youth and suitable for all ages.

Contact: Mark Kishaba, 933-8890

KENNETH MAKUAKANE IN CONCERT

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium

When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday

Details: Free. Makuakane’s accolades include 15 Na Hoku Hanohano and six Big Island Music awards.

Contact: Park information, 985-6011, havo_interpretation@nps.gov

FRIDAY, Dec. 23

YULE SWING WITH JAZZ MELE

Where: Hilo Town Tavern, 168 Keawe St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Friday

Details: Classic jazz standards, swing, jump blues, boogie-woogie and Latin tunes. Lots of dancing and fun. No cover.

Contact: Lou Ann Gurney, 982-6012

COMING

HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE FARMERS MARKET

Where: Hilo Farmers Market, 67 Mamo St., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Dec. 27

Details: Halau Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna will perform music and hula. Free.

Contact: Dinnie Kysar, 896-7284, destinationhilo@gmail.com

HOLIDAY HANGOVER BURLESQUE SHOW

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 8 p.m. Dec. 30

Details: Doors open at 7 p.m. Fun-filled show featuring local performers from Acme HourGlass Burlesque Co. Walter Greenwood will play the pipe organ including preshow music. Fundraiser for the Palace Theater.

Contact: Sheron, 934-7010, info@hilopalace.com

NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH BOTTLE OF BLUE

Where: Aloha Theater, 79-7384 Hawaii Belt Road, Kealakekua

When: 9 p.m. Dec. 31

Details: Presented by Chuck Deleonardis with special guests Diversity. Cost is $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Balloons at midnight; cookies and cards after the show.

Contact: Chuck Deleonardis, 505-681-7919, cdp808chuck@gmail.com

All Kine Stuffs

TODAY, Dec. 17

SLEEP TRAIN’S TOY DRIVE FOR FOSTER CHILDREN

Where: Sleep Train, 708 Kanoelehua Blvd., Hilo

When: Regular Sleep Train hours through Sunday

Details: Donate new, unwrapped gifts to help foster children. Interested participants also can enter the annual photo contest. Snap a picture while donating and post it on Instagram with #SleepTrainSecretSanta in the caption or upload it to http://woobox.com/tr7oz9. One grand prize winner will receive a holiday sleep essentials prize package, including an iPad mini.

Contact: Sleep Train, 877-889-3452

FAMILY CAREGIVER RESPITE DAY

Where: Hilo Adult Day Center, 34 Rainbow Drive, Hilo

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Morning of talking story with other family caregivers, massage, qigong, healthy holiday eating tips by Audrey Wilson and learning skills that might help with your family caregiving and caring for yourself. Guest speaker Lisa from Ululani Pharmacy will talk about pill and push packs. Registration is $10; scholarships available. Free adult care for your loved one while you are here and for the rest of the afternoon.

Contact: Lizby, 961-3747, ext. 101; hiac@hawaiiislandadultcare.org

NA MEA HULA WITH KUMU AB VALENCIA AND HALAU HULA KALEHUAKI‘EKI‘EIKA‘IU

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. today

Details: In conjunction with hula kahiko performances at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Learn a hula, use various hula implements and try your hand at lei making. Experience the different aspects that play an integral role in the life of the hula dancer. This cultural demonstration is hands-on and family friendly. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

Contact: Desiree Cruz, 987-7288, volcanohula@gmail.com

“COCONUT WIRELESS LIFE” BY KIM PIERCE

Where: Basically Books, 160 Kamehameha Ave., Downtown Hilo

When: 1 p.m. today

Details: An inspirational, interactive guidebook and compilation of teachings. Short, refreshingly witty, practical lessons easy to digest. Talk story with the author. Free.

Contact: Christine Reed, 961-0144, bbinfo@hawaiiantel.net

“DECISIVE WOMEN” WITH DEBRA LEWIS

Where: Basically Books, 160 Kamehameha Ave., Downtown Hilo

When: 1 p.m. today

Details: A collection of women’s stories about triumphing over challenges in life. Decisive strategies focused on problem solving lead them to the desires of their heart.

Contact: Christine Reed, 961-0144, bbinfo@hawaiiantel.net

CHRISTMAS FROM THE HEART

Where: Sweetwater Health Education, 357 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. today

Details: Free fun for the keiki. Santa, elves, costumes, bubbles, face painting, snow cones, cotton candy, games, prizes and much more.

Contact: Linda Silva, 961-3338

SUNDAY, Dec. 18

FARMERS MARKET AT HAMAKUA HARVEST

Where: Intersection of Mamane Street and Highway 19, Honokaa

When: 9 a.m. Sundays

Details: Features local farmers, fresh produce, artisanal products and ono food. Weekly entertainment, workshops, informational booths and youth-focused activities. SNAP/EBT purchases welcomed.

Contact: Lori Beach, 896-2151, info@hamakuaharvest.org

FREE DOG TRAINING AND SOCIAL EVENT EVERY SUNDAY

Where: Lili‘uokalani Gardens, Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 2 p.m. Sundays

Details: Come join the fun and share the love. Goals are problem solving via free training instruction and tools, and offering an advanced socialization experience. Bring a bowl for water.

Contact: Carl Oguss, 933-9763, easthawaiidogpsychologycenter@yahoo.com

MONDAY, Dec. 19

KS HAWAII ANNUAL ALUMNI FOUNDERS DAY 2016 CELEBRATION

Where: Bishop Memorial Chapel Hawaii, William Charles Lunalilo Center, Kamehameha Schools Hawaii, 16-714 Volcano Road, Keaau

When: 5:30 p.m. Monday

Details: Graduates, family and associates are invited. Celebration in honor and remembrance of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop.

Campus map: www.ksbe.edu/campus_education/campuses/hawaii_campus/

TUESDAY, Dec. 20

FIND YOUR PARK ON THE BIG SCREEN: ACADIA NATIONAL PARK

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Acadia and Hawaii Volcanoes national parks, thousands of miles apart, have much in common. Both are 100 years old this year and both are defined by indigenous cultures, unique geology and biodiversity. Discover Acadia in David Shaw’s new film, “A Second Century of Stewardship: Science Behind the Scenery in Acadia National Park.” Free.

Contact: Park information, 985-6011, havo_interpretation@nps.gov

FRIDAY, Dec. 23

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH — LEI-MAKING WITH KAIPO AHCHONG

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Friday

Details: Tropical agriculture farmer AhChong will share his expert lei-making skills with VAC visitors. Free, but park fees apply.

Contact: Alyssa Johnasen, 967-8222, alyssa@volcanoartcenter.org

COMING

CHRISTMAS EVE BUFFET

Where: Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Hawaii Calls Restaurant

When: 5 p.m. Dec. 24

Details: Delectable dinner buffet with island-inspired holiday fare and flavors. Cost is $50 for adults, $30 for children. Call or visit www.opentable.com/hawaii-calls-marriott-waikoloa to make reservations.

Contact: Waikoloa Marriott, 886-8111

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE

Where: The Church of the Holy Cross, 440 W. Lanikaula St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 24

Details: A joyous Christmas Eve service of music, carols and Christmas readings. Featured soloists Rachel Edwards and Scott Wuscher will be joined by the Holy Cross Choir, Na Leo Ni‘o Lani. A social time in the Building of Faith follows the service.

Contact: Pearl Lyman, 935-1283, sesmith@hawaii.rr.com

CHRISTMAS DINNER EVENT

Where: Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Hawaii Calls Restaurant

When: 3 p.m. dinner; 5 p.m. buffet Dec. 25

Details: Dinner will feature an unforgettable meal that will make your Christmas happy and bright this year. Featuring a tempting selection of chilled appetizers, a seafood bar, hot appetizers and soups and of course a carving station with ham, turkey and prime rib, all followed by the sweet endings of a fully loaded dessert bar. Cost is $89 for adults (includes one glass of champagne), $39 for children ages 5-12, free for children 4 and younger with paid adult, plus tax and 14 percent gratuity. Buffet includes choice of lamb chops, grilled mahi mahi, egg nog cheesecake and more of your traditional favorites. Cost is $69 for adults, $35 for children. Complimentary self-parking. Reservations required. Call or visit www.opentable.com/hawaii-calls-marriott-waikoloa to make reservations.

Contact: Waikoloa Marriott, 886-8111

FREE FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

Where: Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 4:30 p.m. Dec. 28

Details: Featuring “The Secret Life of Pets.” Please arrive early as space is limited.

Contact: Claire Seu, 933-8890

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH — HULA ARTS WITH NOENOE KEKAUALUA

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Dec. 30

Details: Dancing since the age of 3, hula practitioner Kekaualua will share various aspects of traditional hula arts. Free, but park fees apply.

Contact: Alyssa Johnasen, 967-8222, alyssa@volcanoartcenter.org

NEW YEAR’S DINNER CELEBRATION

Where: Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Hawaii Calls Restaurant

When: 5 p.m. Dec. 31

Details: Dinner buffet followed by a celebration. Tour Highway 19 with featured local farmers’ produce. Executive chef Jayson Kanekoa also will showcase his unique culinary creations, along with decadent desserts and more. After dinner, move the party up to The Terrace. No cover charge for dining with us on this night. Cost is $89 for adults, $40 for children. Drink specials all night, including a complimentary champagne toast. And party favors, of course. Call or visit www.opentable.com/hawaii-calls-marriott-waikoloa for reservations.

Contact: Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, 886-8111

NEW YEAR’S DAY RECOVERY BRUNCH

Where: Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Hawaii Calls Restaurant

When: 7 a.m. Jan. 1, 2017

Details: Start your new year off right with a brunch buffet featuring honey dijon mustard glazed ham carved to order, Hawaiian mimosas and more. Cost is $29 for adults, $15 for children. Call or visit www.opentable.com/hawaii-calls-marriott-waikoloa for reservations.

Contact: Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, 886-8111

34 YEARS AND COUNTING: UPDATES ON KILAUEA VOLCANO’S ERUPTIONS

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 3, 2017

Details: USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Scientist-in-Charge Tina Neal talks about Kilauea Volcano’s ongoing eruptions, focusing on events of the past year in this “After Dark in the Park” program. Park entrance fees apply.

Contact: Park information, 985-6011, havo_interpretation@nps.gov

34 YEARS AND COUNTING: UPDATES ON KILAUEA VOLCANO’S ERUPTIONS

Where: University of Hawaii at Hilo, UCB Room 100, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 5, 2017

Details: USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Scientist-in-Charge Tina Neal talks about Kilauea Volcano’s two ongoing eruptions, focusing on events of the past year. Free and open to public.

Contact: Janet Babb, 967-8844, askHVO@usgs.gov

KERMET APIO COMEDY TOUR

Where: Hilo Town Tavern, 168 Keawe St., Hilo

When: 9 p.m. Jan. 5, 2017

Details: Advance tickets $20; door price $25. Featuring Simon Kaufman, Anthony Silano and Jose Dynamite. Tickets available at www.brownpapertickets.com.

Contact: Jose Dynamite, 391-5673, josefigueras@ohanabroadcast.com

FOR KONA FROM KONA INDOOR SOCCER TOURNAMENT

Where: Hockey Rink, Old Kona Airport State Recreation Area, 75-5560 Kuakini Highway, Kailua-Kona

When: 5 p.m. Jan. 6-8, 2017

Details: Helps raise money for scholarships for high school seniors going into college. There will be prizes and a silent auction. Cost is $20 per player; maximum of 15 players per team; 7-on-7 divisions: men, women, co-ed. Make a team and play or just come hang out and watch.

Contact: Summer Butindaro, 345-2661, skchinen@yahoo.com

THE UNHEARD SOUNDS OF HAWAIIAN VOLCANOES

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 10, 2017

Details: University of Hawaii Infrasound Laboratory Director Milton Garces talks about “listening” to inaudible low-frequency sounds on Hawaiian volcanoes in this “After Dark in the Park” program. Park entrance fees apply.

Contact: Park information, 985-6011, havo_interpretation@nps.gov

AUNTY MIMI’S ASTRO-BASH

Where: Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 4:30 p.m. Jan. 11, 2017

Details: A fun-filled family event on the lanai. Free for all ages. Learn about astronomy with hands-on activities, take home activities and an interactive lecture about the stars. Sponsored by Gemini Observatory. Contact the library 15 days in advance to request special accommodations or a sign language interpreter.

Contact: Claire Seu, 933-8890

ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE: A GLOBAL THREAT

Where: UH-Hilo, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 17, 2017

Details: Next lecture in international series; co-sponsored by UNA USA Hawaii Island Chapter and UH-Hilo’s Global and Intercultural Education programs. Guest speaker is Dr. Louis Ltief, assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy.

Contact: Rosemarie Muller, 631-294-0021, rcmuller27@hotmail.com

TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF HALEMA‘UMA‘U CRATER: 200 YEARS OLD AND STILL GOING

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 17, 2017

Details: USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologist Don Swanson traces the history of Halema‘uma‘u Crater, including his experience with the 1967-68 lava lake in this “After Dark in the Park” program. Park entrance fees apply.

Contact: Park Information, 985-6011, havo_interpretation@nps.gov

AUTHOR TALK: WAYNE SUBICA

Where: Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 3:30 p.m. Jan. 18, 2017

Details: This historian recently released his latest book, “Looking at Yesterday, Today … Hilo, Hawaii.” Short talk and book-signing. Free; suitable for all ages. Contact the library 15 days in advance to request special accommodations or a sign language interpreter.

Contact: Claire Seu, 933-8890

VOLCANIC AIR POLLUTION: THE WHAT, WHERE AND HOW OF VOG IN HAWAII

Where: Gates Performing Arts Center, Hawaii Preparatory Academy, 65-1692 Kohala Mountain Road, Waimea

When: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18, 2017

Details: USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientist Tamar Elias talks about the origin of vog from volcanic gas and its impacts and shares new information about resources for living with vog in Hawaii. Free and open to public.

Contact: Janet Babb, 967-8844, askHVO@usgs.gov

LIVING WITH EARTHQUAKES ON HAWAIIAN VOLCANOES

Where: UH-Hilo, UCB Room 100, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 19, 2017

Details: USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory seismic network manager Brian Shiro discusses earthquakes in Hawaii — why they happen, what they tell us about volcanic eruptions and how they are monitored. Free and open to public.

Contact: Janet Babb, 967-8844, askHVO@usgs.gov

HILO WOMEN’S MARCH ON WASHINGTON EVENT

Where: Mooheau Bandstand, 329 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Jan. 21, 2017

Details: March begins at 11:30 a.m. Event will include guest speakers and informational booths from various community organizations.

Contact: Cat Killam and Tara Braun, 333-8052, hilowomensmarch@gmail.com

HOW DO HVO GEOLOGISTS TRACK LAVA FLOWS AND LAKES?

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 24, 2017

Details: USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologist Matt Patrick talks about the tools, low and high tech, used to map lava flows and measure lava lakes in this “After Dark in the Park” program. Park entrance fees apply.

Contact: Park information, 985-6011, havo_interpretation@nps.gov

FIND YOUR PURPOSE WORKSHOP

Where: Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 4:30 p.m. Jan. 25, 2017

Details: Sponsored by HMSA/Blue Zones Project. Recommended for ages 18 and older. Free. Registration requested; space is limited.

Contact: Claire Seu, 933-8890

WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH MAUNA LOA, HUALALAI AND KILAUEA?

Where: Konawaena Elementary School cafeteria, 81-901 Onouli Road, Kealakekua

When: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 25, 2017

Details: USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologist Frank Trusdell reports about the current status of Mauna Loa and Hualalai, and provides an update about Kilauea’s eruptions. Free and open to public.

Contact: Janet Babb, 967-8844, askHVO@usgs.gov

SIXTH ANNUAL WILIWILI FESTIVAL

Where: Waikoloa Stables, Waikoloa Road, Waikoloa

When: 10 a.m. Jan. 28, 2017

Details: Free, fun and family friendly event celebrating the native lowland dry forest and to give the community a chance to interact with the project at the Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative. Festival will include live music, vendors, educational workshops, a silent auction and tours of the preserve.

Contact: Jennifer Lawson, 339-2142, jen@waikoloadryforest.org

AN UPDATE ON MAUNA LOA ACTIVITY AND MONITORING EFFORTS

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 31, 2017

Details: Hear about Mauna Loa’s past eruptions and current status and how its activity is tracked in this “After Dark in the Park” program by USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientist Ingrid Johanson. Park entrance fees apply.

Contact: Park information, 985-6011, havo_interpretation@nps.gov

PHILIPPINE CONSULATE MOBILE TEAM

Where: Aupuni Center Conference Room, 101 Pauahi St., Hilo

When: 8 a.m. Feb. 25-26, 2017

Details: Take advantage of the following consular services: passport renewal, notary services, authentication of documents, reports of birth and marriage, dual citizenship, administer the oath of allegiance for qualified dual citizenship applicants, answer questions and concerns on matters relative to consular services. For appointment and/or additional information, call the contact person listed below.

Contact: Tulpe Day, 961-8220

ONGOING

PUNA 4-H CLUB RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS

Where: Pahoa, Keaau and Kalapana areas

When: Until clubs are full

Details: For keiki in grades K-12. Call today so you don’t miss out on upcoming events. New 4-H year already underway.

Contact: Becky Settlage, 969-8213, settlage@hawaii.edu

FREE HELPING HAND FOR SENIORS

Where: 1911 Kalanianaole Ave., No. 608, Hilo

When: 9 a.m.

Details: For seniors who need to be driven to a doctor’s appointment, the store, the park for a walk or just to get out of the house. Call or text.

Contact: Tom, 990-5045

AL-ANON EAST HAWAII

Where: Various locations

When: Various times

Details: Are you troubled by someone’s drinking? Call for free support, meeting places and times. For more information, visit www.afghawaii.org.

Contact: Dana C., 430-6653, dr.easthawaii@gmail.com

LIBRARY BENEFIT BOOKSTORE

Where: Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: All proceeds to benefit the Hilo Public Library. Hardbacks for $1, paperbacks for 50 cents.

Contact: Dale R. Huber, 966-4386, dalerhuber@gmail.com

HILO VETERANS CENTER

Where: 70 Lanihuli St., Suite No. 2, Hilo

When: 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays

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Details: Hilo Veterans Center has new office hours. A benefits briefing is hosted the first Thursday of each month from 9 a.m.-noon, with several other opportunities for veterans and their family members. Contact the center for more information. Also available are: shore fishing group, kanakapila group, art therapy group, stand-up paddling group, various golf activities, yoga, tai chi and a book club.

Contact: Maricar Souza, 969-3833