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Arts & Exhibits

TUESDAY, Nov. 7

LIFE DRAWING

Where: Kukuau Studio, 43 Kukuau St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Tuesday

Details: The Hilo Artists Hui has moved to a new location for this weekly event. Working with a live model is a great way to sharpen your drawing skills. Cost is $10 per session. Bring your own drawing supplies, including a drawing board or easel. If younger than 18 years old, you must have parental permission to attend.

Contact: Robert Weiss, 557-0097, scrimdog@gmail.com

COMING

ART IS LIFE FESTIVAL

Where: Hawaii Academy of Arts and Sciences, 15-1397 Homestead Road, Pahoa

When: 10 a.m. Nov. 11

Details: Craft fair will feature local artists, live entertainment, demonstrations and food vendors. Free and open to the public.

Contact: Leah Gouker, 747-5605, ascpuna.programs@gmail.com

31ST ANNUAL VOLCANO VILLAGE ART STUDIO TOUR AND SALE

Where: Volcano Village

When: 10 a.m. Nov. 24-26

Details: Presented by the Volcano Village Artists Hui. Visitors are invited to meet the artists in their studios and see and purchase artwork in a wide variety of media, including pottery, raku masks, hand-blown art glass, wood and metal sculpture, hand-tooled metal and fiber art, as well as photographs, paintings, drawings and block prints. A special drawing for pieces contributed by the artists is planned for the last day of the event. Maps to the six studios will be available at businesses in Volcano Village, as well as at www.VolcanoVillageArtistsHui.com.

Contact: Emily Herb, 987-3472, eherb@hawaii.rr.com

EHCC CLAY EXHIBIT, MARKET, 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Where: East Hawaii Cultural Center, 141 Kalakaua St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Dec. 1

Details: All are welcome to this inaugural event. Enjoy art, food, entertainment and more.

Contact: Monique, 961-5711, admin@ehcc.org

11TH ANNUAL PARADISE STUDIO TOUR

Where: Various studios in Hawaiian Paradise Park

When: 10 a.m. Dec. 2-3

Details: Free. Public invited to visit seven home studios of 25 artists who will show works of oil painting, watercolors, collage, pastels, acrylic, cement, wood sculpture, jewelry making, pottery, ceramics, silk painting, fashion art, gourd crafting, photography and more. Free featured demos. For brochure and map, visit www.paradisestudiotour.com or call 982-5150.

Contact: Margaret Stanton, 966-5053, peggystanton007@yahoo.com

Classes

TODAY, Nov. 4

INSTANT DRAWING

Where: Ben Franklin, 333 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: Noon on Saturdays

Details: Learn to draw everything from plants to animals to people. For ages 10 and older. Cost is $17.50 for each two-hour class. Supply list given during the first class. You also can bring your own pencils, paper and drawing board.

Contact: Joy, 935-0005, tinacintron.art@gmail.com

SUNDAY, Nov. 5

SUNDAY CLAY — HIGH FIRE! POTTERY CLASSES

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

When: 11:30 a.m. or 2:45 p.m. Sundays

Details: Nine-week workshop. Cost for either session is $200; $185 for VAC members plus a $15 materials fee for 6 pounds of clay, including glazes and firing. Additional clay will be available for purchase. Get an introduction to working with and firing midrange stoneware. Open studio time will be available to registered students from 2-5 p.m. Wednesdays; cost is $10 per day, with tickets available at the administration office front desk during business hours. Must be registered for a ceramics class to participate. Call or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org to register.

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

WRITERS WORKSHOP

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

When: 1 p.m. Sundays

Details: Whether you’re a seasoned writer or just starting out, one of your most useful resources is a workshop. With this workshop, you’ll not only have useful feedback from other writers, you’ll also benefit from weekly discussions about the most important concepts of writing with the group’s facilitator. Writers can explore any creative medium they want in a friendly, supportive environment. Cost for the full 10 weeks is $90, payable at the start of the session.

Contact: Adam Sydney, 818-216-8664, asydney@gmail.com

BOHO BEAUTY ZENTANGLE

Where: One Gallery, 186 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Sunday

Details: Incorporate several patterns into unique feathers and tangle on smooth river stones with black and white pens. No experience necessary; past Zentangle knowledge welcome. Cost is $35, which includes all materials and light refreshments. Limited to 10 participants; registration required online at www.sarakrosch.com/zentangle/.

Contact: Sara Krosch, 520-389-0620, sarakrosch@gmail.com

MONDAY, Nov. 6

ZUMBA GOLD WITH TONING

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

When: 6:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays

Details: Low-impact workout, suitable for all levels. Get fit, get toned, get inspired.

Contact: Harriet Rocha, 959-6405

FUN WITH FOTOS FOR SENIORS 50+

Where: SeniorNet, UH-Hilo, Portable Building 7, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Monday and Wednesday

Details: Learn tips on how to organize images, improve and archive them or use an online service to print them out in book format suitable for gift giving. Class fee $36 plus $44 SeniorNet annual membership fee.

Contact: June Knell, 932-7928, cyberlu@gmail.com

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

PAINTING WITH PEGGY

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

When: Noon on Monday and Nov. 20

Details: Margaret “Peggy” Stanton leads an ongoing series of acrylic painting workshops for artists of all levels. Learn to approach the painting process with a new awareness and understanding of color dynamics and composition. Artists create a painting on canvas using a more immediate and intuitive process. Stanton also offers individual instruction for artists during each session. Cost for each session is $20 or $15 for VAC members. Student supply list available online or by calling VAC. Students bring their own supplies and easels, and are encouraged to bring a piece to show the group.

Contact: Alyssa Johnasen, 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

AERIAL CLASSES

Where: Pacific Gymnastics 215B Railroad Ave., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Mondays, 5 p.m. Wednesdays

Details: This open-level class will work on strength, flexibility and technique. Students will learn skills on different apparatuses including silks, hammock, straps and hoop. Preregistration required; visit www.bellaotoole.com.

Contact: Bella, 938-8002, mirabiliaaerialco@gmail.com

AIKIDO FOR ADULTS, BEGINNERS

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

When: 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 9 a.m. Wednesdays; 4:45 p.m. Sundays

Details: Learn aikido to exercise your mind, body and spirit; stretch, strengthen and protect yourself without harming others. Monthly fee is $60 for individuals, $90 for families. To register or for more information, visit AikidoOfHilo.org or stop by the dojo.

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

ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSES

Where: UH-Hilo, K107, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Mondays through Nov. 27

Details: Free. Learn English, practice conversation, make friends and have fun. Two levels offered: Beginning and intermediate.

Contact: Bela Conley-Ramsay, 932-7243, bela@hawaii.edu

BEGINNING CHARLESTON DANCE

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

When: 8 p.m. Mondays

Details: Charleston is an integral part of swing and can add variety and interest to your dance. New dancers and those who want to expand their swing repertoires are welcome. No partner necessary. Six-week session for $35; discounts for multiple classes or if you bring a new student; $10 drop-ins.

Contact: Andrea Gill, 959-8216, hoaloha@hawaiiantel.net

BEGINNING SWING DANCE

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

When: 8 p.m. Mondays

Details: Experience Lindy hop, the original form of swing dance and an outrageously popular American dance from the Big Band era. Beginners welcome. Get personalized instruction in small classes, benefitting from guidance from more experienced Lindy-hoppers. Six weeks; cost is $35 or only $20 if you bring a new student. Drop-ins $10. No experience or partner necessary.

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

TUESDAY, Nov. 7

PREPARING FOR 2017 BUSINESS TAXES WORKSHOP

Where: Hawaii Innovation Center, 117 Keawe St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Tuesday

Details: Learn how to prepare for your business end-of-the-year taxes from a tax professional. Cost is $30. Registration required by Nov. 6 at www.hisbdc.org.

Contact: Lydia Santiago, 933-0776, lydia.santiago@hisdc.org

WRITERS WORKSHOP

Where: Hawaiian Shores Community Center, 15-859 Kahakai Blvd., Pahoa

When: 12:30 p.m. (seasoned writers) and 4 p.m. (entry level) Tuesdays

Details: We write, read and get constructive feedback to become a more effective writer. We have a good core ongoing group for seasoned writers and an entry group for those who need to brush up. Sessions are 10 weeks. Cost is $90.

Contact: Dawn Hurwitz, 936-3046, dawnhurwitz@mac.com

COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS 2 FOR SENIORS 50+

Where: SeniorNet, UH-Hilo, Portable Building 7, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Tuesday; 9 a.m. Thursday

Details: Greg Navarro shows advanced students how to create folders on the desktop, personalize their computer, burn CDs or DVDs and save to a flash drive. Class fee $42 plus $44 SeniorNet annual membership fee.

Contact: June Knell, 932-7928, cyberlu@gmail.com

ZUMBA FITNESS

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: Free. 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

HAVE FUN WITH WATERCOLOR

Where: Ben Franklin, 333 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: Experimental and traditional techniques to bring the fun of watercolor to your eyes and hands. No previous experience necessary. Supply list given during the first class. For ages 11 and older. Cost is $17.50 per two-hour class.

Contact: Joy, 935-0005, tinacintron.art@gmail.com

BLUES DANCE FUNDAMENTALS

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

When: 7 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: Explore the variety of styles and expressions of this unique American partner dance. Learn basics such as shifting your partner’s weight, body isolations and ways to move across the floor. No partner or experience required; beginners welcome. Six weeks; cost is $35 or only $20 if you bring a new student. Drop-ins $10.

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

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 8

WRITER’S GUILD: A FREE GROUP TO SUPPORT WRITERS

Where: Thelma Parker Public Library, 67-1209 Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea

When: 10 a.m. Wednesdays

Details: This nonprofit group supporting writers on the Big Island will meet weekly through June and July. Drop in with your ideas or pieces on which you are currently working. Group topics vary according to pieces being discussed.

Contact: Susan Collins, 887-6076, susan.collins@librarieshawaii.org

HAWAII BALLROOM DANCE ASSOCIATION EAST HAWAII CHAPTER CHA-CHA AND TANGO CLASSES

Where: Waiakea High School, Portable Classroom No. 22, 155 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Wednesdays

Details: Open to beginners as well as experienced dancers. Cost is $35 for the eight weeks, plus $20 chapter membership. First-year membership fee waived for those who are cardholding members of the Hawaii Medical Service Association. Registration starts at 6:30 p.m.

Contact: Owen Nishioka, 935-8974, ehchbda@gmail.com

THURSDAY, Nov. 9

SENIOR LECTURES FALL SESSION

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

When: 10 a.m. Thursday

Details: This week, the group will have a field trip to the Hawaiian Crown Plantation and Chocolate Factory for a presentation and tour. Meet at 9:55 a.m. at the store at 160 Kilauea Ave. Cost for the 10-week series is $10.

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

HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE STUDY GROUP

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

When: 3:30 p.m. Thursdays

Details: All ages and skill levels invited to join the study group. This is a group of motivated learners who support each other in increasing their Hawaiian language skills. Newcomers welcome.

Contact: Janet Lam, 889-6655, janet.lam@librarieshawaii.org

“YOUR VOICE” — LEARN HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR STATE’S LEGISLATIVE PROCESS

Where: Hawaii Community College, Manono Campus, Campus Building 379, Room 1, 1175 Manono St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Thursday

Details: Free workshop. Topics will include understanding the legislative process, deadlines and power dynamics, as well as tips on effective lobbying, testifying and communicating with senators and representatives. “How-to” guides, informational handouts and other resources will be available.

Contact: Keanu Young, 587-0478, k.young@capitol.hawaii.gov

THURSDAY EVENING POTTERY DROP-IN

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

When: 6 p.m. Thursdays

Details: This drop-in style class will allow island residents and visitors the opportunity to try their hand at creating with clay on the potter’s wheel, without having to commit to an eight- or 10-week series. Emphasis will be placed on getting a feel for working on the potter’s wheel and experiencing the thrill of hand-forming a pot in motion. Students with all levels of clay experience welcome. Cost is $35 or $30 for VAC members.

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

RANTOKAN KENDO CLUB

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

When: 8 p.m. Thursdays

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: rantokan.kendo@gmail.com

FRIDAY, Nov. 10

KOREAN NATURAL FARMING

Where: Kulaimano Community Center, 28-2892 Alia St., Pepeekeo

When: 9 a.m. Friday and Nov. 11

Details: Jadam Organic Farming presents Cho Young-San’s “The Way to Ultra-Low-Cost Agriculture,” a lecture and solution demonstration. Learn this permaculture friendly, sustainable, easy, low-cost farming method for home gardens or commercial crops. Cost is $60; register at http://jadam.eventbrite.com.

Contact: Cho Global Natural Farming-Hawaii, 464-5465, cgnf-hawaii@mail.com

UNDERSTANDING HAWAIIAN MUSIC

Where: TBA to participants

When: 12:30 p.m. Fridays

Details: For those interested in understanding the words and appreciating the themes of popular Hawaiian songs. A native speaker will teach. No previous knowledge of Hawaiian language necessary. Call if you are interested and for details.

Contact: Laura L. Williams-May, 805-545-0642, laurainslo@gmail.com

WEST AFRICAN DANCE

Where: YWCA, 145 Ululani St., Hilo

When: 6:45 p.m. Fridays

Details: Have fun and sweat while learning West African dance. Taught by Michal Anna Carrillo of Lavaroots Dance Company in Hawi. All levels and drop-ins welcome. Live drumming. Cost is $15.

Contact: Michal Anna Carrillo, 987-4243, lavaroots@gmail.com

COMING

PAINT YOUR OWN SILK SCARF

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

When: 9 a.m. Nov. 11

Details: Paint your own 8-by-53-inch scarf using three colors of your choice, which will create many more colors on the silk. Cost is $50 or $45 for VAC members, plus a $10 supply fee. Beginner and intermediate artists welcome. Call or register online at www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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

CRAFTERNOON — HOLIDAY CANDLE

Where: Cooper Center, 19-4030 Wright Road, Volcano

When: 1 p.m. Nov. 12

Details: Make a scented soy wax candle in a 3-ounce tin perfect for holiday gift giving. Cost is $15, which includes all materials and light refreshments. Limited to 10 participants, ages 12 and older; register online at www.makerfair.org/participate/crafternoons/

Contact: Sara Krosch, 520-389-0620, contactmakerfair@gmail.com

WEAVE A SCARF ON A CRICKET LOOM

Where: Quilt Passions, 75-5626 Kuakini Highway, No. 4, Kailua-Kona

When: 9 a.m. Nov. 13

Details: Materials including looms will be provided and you can take home what you weave. Class limited to 10 participants; beginners welcome. Cost is $60 plus $20 supply fee. Reservation required.

Contact: Quilt Passions, 329-7475, loomonthelava@hawaii.rr.com

ONLINE TEACHER LICENSING PROGRAMS FROM UH-MANOA

Where: Hawaii Community College, Hale Kea Testing Center, Room 387-110, 1175 Manono St., Hilo

When: 4 p.m. Nov. 13

Details: Free public information session about distance learning programs for teacher licensing programs, graduate programs and professional development opportunities.

Contact: Karen Wilson, 209-8031, wilsonkl@hawaii.edu

WORD PROCESSING FOR SENIORS 50+

Where: SeniorNet, UH-Hilo, Portable Building 7, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Nov. 14-16

Details: Not a typing class. Learn how to move your words around on a digital sheet of paper, insert a picture and print catchy invitations or posters. Cost is $60 (includes workbook) plus $44 SeniorNet annual membership fee.

Contact: June Knell, 932-7928, cyberlu@gmail.com

BON DANCE CLASESS

Where: Hakalau Jodo Mission, 29-2289 Hanamalo Loop, Hakalau

When: 6 p.m. Nov. 14 and 28

Details: Every second and fourth Tuesday. Exercise and have fun. Learn traditional dances as well as contemporary upbeat dances that can be performed at every bon dance. Also learn the history and background of the dances. Donation of $5 appreciated.

Contact: Akiko Masuda, 963-6422, msakiko@hawaii.rr.com

EXPLORING THE PALMS OF NEW GUINEA

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

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 17

Details: Bill Baker of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England, leads a research group exploring plant diversity and its evolutionary history, primarily focusing on palms. Free.

Contact: Mary Lock, 430-0401, marylock@sbcglobal.net

EXPLORING WOODTURNING WITH AARON HAMMER

Where: Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School wood shop, 35-2065 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Laupahoehoe

When: 9 a.m. Nov. 18-19

Details: Get hands-on experience with spindle turning (for chair legs, bottle stoppers and poi pounders), as well as bowl turning. Students will take home several completed projects. Safety equipment, tool selection and sharpening, wood selection and preparation will be covered along with the chucks and equipment for different projects. Beginners welcome; for ages 13 and older. Cost is $150. Register at www.theHui.net.

Contact: Amy Flanders, 719-680-7993, mermadedzine@gmail.com

MARBLING WORKSHOP WITH BONNIE SOL HAHN

Where: Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School Teaching Kitchens, 35-2065 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Laupahoehoe

When: 2 p.m. Nov. 18

Details: Make your own marblized paper in this fun, hands-on workshop. No art experience necessary; nontoxic and safe. Open to ages 9 and older. Cost is $50 (keiki $20). Register at www.theHui.net.

Contact: Amy Flanders, 719-680-7993, mermadedzine@gmail.com

INTERNET & EMAIL FOR SENIORS 50+

Where: SeniorNet, UH-Hilo, Portable Building 7, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Nov. 20 and 22

Details: Learn the basics of how to stay safe while surfing the internet and how to email, forward, and copy each other. Cost is $42 plus $44 SeniorNet annual membership fee.

Contact: June Knell, 932-7928, cyberlu@gmail.com

CITIZENS’ CLIMATE LOBBY HAWAII ISLAND MEETING

Where: First floor, UCB 112, UH-Hilo, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Dec. 21

Details: This nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization is focused on national policies to address climate change. CCL Hawaii Island is one of hundreds of local chapters found around the world working toward this central mission.

Contact: Zoe Whitney, 280-5882, hawaiiisland@citizensclimatelobby.org

Clubs

SUNDAY, Nov. 5

HILO BRIDGE CLUB

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

When: 12:30 p.m. Sundays; 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

MONDAY, Nov. 6

SENIORS OF PARADISE MEETING

Where: Hawaiian Paradise Park Activity Center, 15-1570 Makuu Drive, Hawaiian Paradise Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Monday

Details: The theme is Santa’s Workshop. After the business meeting, members will make holiday ornaments to take home. There also will be bingo and a potluck lunch with a Thanksgiving theme. All 55 and older welcome.

Contact: Carol Froysland, 238-2635, cfroysland@hotmail.com

TUESDAY, Nov. 7

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

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 8

QUILTING AND KNITTING IN HONOKAA

Where: North Hawaii Education and Research Center, 45-539 Plumeria St., Honokaa

When: 9 a.m. Wednesdays

Details: People of any skill level, including beginners, are welcome to attend.

Contact: June, 962-0515, greenfeljoo1@hawaii.rr.com

THURSDAY, Nov. 9

WEEKLY BNI MEETING

Where: Wainaku Executive Center, 26-238 Hawaii Belt Road, Hilo

When: 10:15 a.m. Thursdays

Details: BNI was founded in 1985 by Dr. Ivan Misner “for the primary purpose of building powerful referral networks.” If you want to grow your business by giving and getting referrals, you’re encouraged to call and/or attend.

Contact: Kelly Higaki, 935-5575, royd@savio.com

HAWAII PHOTO SHOOTERS

Where: Komohana Research and Extension Center, Room D-202, 875 Komohana St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Thursday

Details: Jeff Ikeda will demonstrate lighting in photography. Free and open to the public.

Contact: Susan Miyasaka, 969-8258, sc_miyasaka@yahoo.com

COMING

HILO ORCHID SOCIETY

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

When: 1:30 p.m. Nov. 11

Details: Leslie Hayes-Cullins will lead a hands-on repotting session. And you get to take home the orchid you pot. Free. Public welcome.

Contact: Rick Kelley, 756-8145, info@hiloorchidsociety.org

KOREA VETERANS MONTHLY MEETING

Where: Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home, 1180 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Nov. 13

Details: Committee, disability and agenda reviews, KWV Memorial status.

Contact: Bob Karp, 981-2126, karpr001@hawaii.rr.com

BIG ISLAND WATER GARDEN CLUB

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

When: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21

Details: Monthly meeting with guest speaker Elizabeth Green, who will discuss native forest and community conservation. Public welcome. A mini auction concludes agenda.

Contact: Karen, secretary, 935-5357, stephen@backyardeden.com

SIERRA CLUB

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Nov. 29

Details: Talk story during our monthly meeting about environmental issues near and far. Potluck before meeting. Support zero waste by bringing your own plate, cup, etc., if can.

Contact: Cory, 959-7747, 333cory@gmail.com

Health

TODAY, Nov. 4

DEMENTIA SERIES

Where: Aging and Disbaility Resource Center, 1055 Kinoole St., No. 101, Hilo

When: 1 p.m. today

Details: Alzheimer’s Association presents “What Is Dementia?” at 1 p.m., “Away From Her” (movie) at 3 p.m. and “Living With Forgetfulness — Part One” at 5 p.m. Limited seating. Call or email for reservations.

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

SUNDAY, Nov. 5

DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH HEALTH FAIR

Where: Makuu Farmers Market, 15-2131 Keaau-Pahoa Road, Pahoa

When: 8 a.m. Sunday

Details: Receive free vision and health screening and information about managing diabetes and chronic diseases. Learn about health insurance programs and supplemental nutrition benefits.

Contact: Julia Zee, 969-8212, diabetes@hawaii.edu

MONDAY, Nov. 6

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

ZUMBA WITH JOYI

Where: Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi, Hilo Office, 1438 Kilauea Ave.

When: 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays

Details: Classes are free. Register today.

Contact: Kalani Lawson, 969-9220, kalani@hmono.org

ZUMBA

Where: Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi, 326 Desha Ave., Keaukaha

When: 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays

Details: Fun, upbeat and sure to be a good workout. All are welcome. Free and open to the public. Visit HMONO.org/events for all class dates and times.

Contact: Pua, 969-9220, contact@hmono.org

TUESDAY, Nov. 7

BASIC STRETCH AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISE CLASS

Where: Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi, Hilo Office, 1438 Kilauea Ave.

When: 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Details: Basic stretches and muscular endurance exercises that will help improve your flexibility and strength. Designed for all ages; geared toward those needing to maintain or increase mobility, and those wanting a gentle stretch. Free.

Contact: Kalani Lawson, 969-9220, kalani@hmono.org

THERAPEUTIC BASIC FLOW (YOGA) CLASSES

Where: Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi, Hilo Office, 1438 Kilauea Ave.

When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Details: Classes are free. Register today.

Contact: Kalani Lawson, 969-9220, kalani@hmono.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

YOGA

Where: Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi, 326 Desha Ave., Keaukaha

When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Details: Beginners and experienced welcome. Designed for all ages. Get active, increase flexibility and improve your overall health. Free and open to the public. Visit HMONO.org/events for all class dates and times.

Contact: Pua, 969-9220, contact@hmono.org

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 8

PARKINSON’S EXERCISE GROUP

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

When: 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays

Details: Great fun and excellent health benefits from exercise. Stand or sit in your chair. Caregivers can attend with no charge.

Contact: Fran Calvert, 982-7511, fcalvert@hawaiiantel.net

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

Where: Aging and Disbaility Resource Center, 1055 Kinoole St., No. 101, Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Wednesday

Details: Support group for caregivers who provide assistance to someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

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

FORGETFUL? SUPPORT GROUP FOR YOU

Where: Aging and Disbaility Resource Center, 1055 Kinoole St., No. 101, Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Wednesday

Details: Support group for forgetful people and their family members. Alzheimer’s Association will provide information and support.

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

THURSDAY, Nov. 9

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

PUNA TOWN HALL MEETING

Where: Pahoa Community Center, 15-2910 Puna Road, Pahoa

When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday

Details: Hosted by the East Hawaii Regional Board of Directors of Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, which is seeking input on the health care needs of the Puna District. The board and regional administration will provide an overview of the operations and financial condition of all of the facilities, as well as a view toward the future. Community members are welcome to share their perspectives and concerns regarding access to health care services.

Contact: Terry Larson, 932-3103, tlarson@hhsc.org

FRIDAY, Nov. 10

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

COMING

DEMENTIA SERIES

Where: Aging and Disbaility Resource Center, 1055 Kinoole St., No. 101, Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Nov. 11

Details: Alzheimer’s Association presents “Legal Affairs in Dementia” at 1 p.m., “Iris” (movie) at 3 p.m. and “Living With Forgetfulness — Part Two” at 5 p.m. Limited seating. Call or email for reservations.

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

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP

Where: Learning Center, second floor, Hilo Medical Center, 1190 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 4 p.m. Nov. 13

Details: Group provides information and support to stroke survivors and their loved ones. Meets every second Tuesday of the month.

Contact: Amy Shipley, 932-3049, ashipley@hhsc.org

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

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

When: 10 a.m. Nov. 14

Details: Support group for caregivers who provide assistance to anyone. Support from knowledgeable community members as well as Alzheimer’s Association. Helpful tips and opportunity to network.

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

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

Where: Hawaii Island Adult Care, 34 Rainbow Drive, Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Nov. 16

Details: Support group for caregivers who provide assistance to someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s Association will provide information and support. Free respite service available.

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

DEMENTIA SERIES

Where: Aging and Disbaility Resource Center, 1055 Kinoole St., No. 101, Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Nov. 18

Details: Alzheimer’s Association presents “Communication and Behaviors in Dementia” at 1 p.m., “I’m Not Fictional” (movie) at 3 p.m. and “Living With Forgetfulness — Part Three” at 5 p.m. Limited seating. Call or email for reservations.

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

Just for Keiki

MONDAY, Nov. 6

FAMILY YOGA

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 3 p.m. Mondays

Details: Forty-five minutes of family fun yoga with Auntie Cat. Kids are free; adults $5.

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

TUESDAY, Nov. 7

AIKIDO FOR KIDS

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

When: 4:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays (grades 3-6); 4:45 p.m. Thursdays (grades 1-2 and teens)

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

Outdoors

TODAY, Nov. 4

KUA O KA LA PCS 16TH ANNUAL ARBOR DAY TREE GIVEAWAY

Where: Hawaii Electric Light Co. office, 1200 Kilauea Ave., Hilo, and Maku‘u Farmers Market, 15-2131 Keaau-Pahoa Road, Pahoa

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: While trees last. Open to everyone.

Contact: Leila Kealoha, 965-2193, leila@kuaokala.org

BIRTH OF KAHUKU

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. today and Dec. 9 and 30

Details: 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. Easy-to-moderate hike. Enter Kahuku on the mauka (inland) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5; meet near the parking area. Sturdy footwear, water, rain gear, sun protection and snack are recommended for all hikes. Free.

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

SUNDAY, Nov. 5

PU‘U O LOKUANA HIKE

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Sunday

Details: Short 0.4-mile hike to the top of this grassy cinder cone to learn about the formation and various uses of this hill through time while enjoying a breathtaking view of lower Ka‘u. Enter Kahuku on the mauka (inland) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5; meet near the parking area. Sturdy footwear, water, rain gear, sun protection and snack are recommended for all hikes. Free.

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

COMING

STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 8:45 a.m. Nov. 11, 18 and 25

Details: Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive, non-native plant species that prevent native plants from growing in the park. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and long pants. Bring a hat, rain gear, day pack, snacks and water. Gloves and tools are provided. No advance registration required; no cost to participate, but park entrance fees apply. Meet project leaders Paul and Jane Field at Kilauea Visitor Center.

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

REALMS AND DIVISIONS OF KAHUKU

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Nov. 11 and Dec. 16

Details: Experience the sense of place that evolves at the intersection of nature and culture on this moderately difficult 2-mile, two-hour guided hike. Bring a snack for the talk-story segment. Enter Kahuku on the mauka (inland) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5; meet near the parking area. Sturdy footwear, water, rain gear, sun protection and snack are recommended for all hikes. Free.

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

LEARN ABOUT OHIA LEHUA

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Nov. 12 and Dec. 10

Details: Learn about the vital role of ohia lehua in native Hawaiian forests, the many forms of the ohia tree and rapid ohia death. Easy, 1-mile (or less) walk. Enter Kahuku on the mauka (inland) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5; meet near the parking area. Sturdy footwear, water, rain gear, sun protection and snack are recommended for all hikes. Free.

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

VOLUNTEER CLEANUP DAY

Where: Lili‘uokalani Gardens, Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 8 a.m. Nov. 18

Details: Help clean the pond edge on the Lihiwai Street side of the red bridge and plant ground cover in the shaded southern corner of the gardens at the new stone setting. Wear gardening clothes and closed-toe shoes.

Contact: Alton Okinaka, 383-4917, alton@hawaii.edu

HIIAKA AND PELE

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Nov. 18 and Dec. 2

Details: Discover two fascinating Hawaiian goddesses, sisters Pelehonuamea (Pele) and Hi‘iaka, and the natural phenomena they represent. Experience the sisters coming alive through the epic stories depicted in the natural landscape during this easy 1.7-mile walk. Enter Kahuku on the mauka (inland) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5; meet near the parking area. Sturdy footwear, water, rain gear, sun protection and a snack are recommended for all hikes. Free.

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

PEOPLE AND LAND OF KAHUKU

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Nov. 19 and Dec. 17

Details: Moderate 2-mile, three-hour guided hike that loops through varied landscapes to explore the human history of Kahuku. Emerging native forests, pastures, lava fields and other sites contain clues about ways people lived and worked on the vast Kahuku lands. Enter Kahuku on the mauka (inland) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5; meet near the parking area. Sturdy footwear, water, rain gear, sun protection and a snack are recommended for all hikes. Free.

Contact: Park information, 985-6018, havo_interpretation@nps.gov

NATURE AND CULTURE: AN INSEVERABLE RELATIONSHIP

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Nov. 25

Details: Hike the Palm Trail and be inspired by a place where hulihia (catastrophic change) and kulia (restoration) can be observed as the land transitions from the 1868 lava flow and its pioneer plants to deeper soil with more diverse and older flora. Learn about native plants and their significance in Hawaiian culture. Moderate hike; about 2 miles and takes two hours. Enter Kahuku on the mauka (inland) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5; meet near the parking area. Sturdy footwear, water, rain gear, sun protection and snack are recommended for all hikes. Free.

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

PALM TRAIL

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Nov. 26 and Dec. 3 and 23

Details: Moderately difficult 2.6-mile loop traversing scenic pastures along an ancient cinder cone with some of the best panoramic views Kahuku has to offer. Enter Kahuku on the mauka (inland) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5; meet near the parking area. Sturdy footwear, water, rain gear, sun protection and a snack are recommended for all hikes. Free.

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

Pau Hana

TODAY, Nov. 4

MICRO-BLUES AT SWINGING SATURDAY

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

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: Techniques for dancing to slow and/or lyrical music will open new horizons for your partner dancing. Beginner-friendly lesson at 7 p.m. followed by mixed music for blues and swing social dancing at 8. No partner or experience needed. This is the final night for discounted entry: only $5-$10 (sliding scale) or $3 with a pupu. First-time participants and kids 12 and younger are free. The Elks is a private club; you will be hosted by Elk member Andrea Gill.

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

COMING

CHILI DINNER AND BINGO

Where: VFW Post 3830, 15-775 Maluhia Road, Nanawale Estates

When: 6 p.m. Nov. 11

Details: Meat or vegetarian chili served with rice, cornbread, fresh garden salad and desserts. Donation of $10 includes two bingo cards; additional cards available for $1 each. Play for prizes. All welcome.

Contact: Freda Hart, 965-7032, fredahart85@gmail.com

“DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY”

Where: Second floor, Elks Club, 150 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Nov. 11

Details: The Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association East Hawaii Chapter hosts this dance social. Music will include a variety of waltz, tango, samba, foxtrot, rumba, cha-cha, swing, hustle, bachata, line dances and more. Tickets are $5 per person plus a pupu dish to share or $10 per person at the door. Tickets can be purchased from association members in advance. Sunday best attire. Parking in the lot on Ululani Street.

Contact: Owen Nishioka, 935-8974, ehchbda@gmail.com

ANNUAL RECOGNITION DINNER AND AUCTION

Where: Nani Mau Gardens, 421 Makalika St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Nov. 12

Details: Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center, with the Hawaii County Bar Association, honors Julie Hugo, Jeff Melrose and Judge Ronald Ibarra. Event includes live music, no-host cocktails, buffet dinner, live and silent auctions and door prizes. Tickets are $90 ($45 tax deductible).

Contact: Jenifer Aveiro, Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center, 935-7844, ext. 1, jenifer@hawaiimediation.org

Performances

TODAY, Nov. 4

THE JEFF GAETH QUARTET

Where: Lava Shack, 15-2929 Pahoa Village Road, Pahoa

When: 6 p.m. today

Details: First Saturday of every month. No cover charge.

Contact: Lava Shack, 965-6644, jeffgaeth@jeffgaeth.com

“TAKE EVERY WAVE: THE LIFE OF LAIRD HAMILTON”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. today through Tuesday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday

Details: Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing. NR. Surf film/documentary. This is the remarkable story of an American icon who changed the sport of big-wave surfing forever.

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

MONDAY, Nov. 6

“MARTIN LUTHER: THE IDEA THAT CHANGED THE WORLD”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 3:30 p.m. Monday

Details: Special movie presentation by Christ Lutheran Church. Follow the dramatic story of Luther’s life. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased in advance at tugg.com or at the theater box office the day of the show only.

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

MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ JAM

Where: Kukuau Studio, 43 Kukuau St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Mondays

Details: An all-inclusive jam session with a rotating house band. Created to strengthen the Big Island jazz community through networking and jamming. Bring your favorite charts and the instrument of your choice or enjoy the vibrations of people improvising together in the jazz tradition. Free; all ages welcome.

Contact: Kukuau Studio, 464-3388, kukuaustudio@gmail.com

THURSDAY, Nov. 9

“AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL”

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

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Details: Former Vice President Al Gore’s film continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world as cameras follow him. He pursues the empowering notion that while the stakes have never been higher, the horrendous perils of climate change can be overcome with an energy revolution that is at hand.

Contact: Noelie Rodriguez, 963-6966, noelie@hawaii.edu

FRIDAY, Nov. 10

SARAH BETHANY

Where: Kukuau Studio, 43-D Kukuau St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Friday

Details: Enjoy an eclectic musical evening of jazz, hip-hop, Estonian folk, Indian pop, reggae, neo-soul, experimental, Afro-Cuban and more. Cost is $10. All ages welcome.

Contact: Bub Pratt, 464-3388, kukuaustudio@gmail.com

AVERAGE JOES

Where: Coquis Hideway, 1550 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 8:30 p.m. Friday

Details: Hilo’s newest pop/rock/top 40 band plays the second Friday of each month.

Contact: Ryan Sabate, 854-4173, ultrazone777@msn.com

COMING

AVERAGE JOES

Where: Laverne’s Sports Bar, 75-5819 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 11

Details: Hilo’s newest pop/rock/top 40 band performs.

Contact: Ryan Sabate, 854-4173, ultrazone777@msn.com

“LET’S GIVE THANKS” CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT

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

When: 3 p.m. Nov. 12

Details: The Volcano Chamber Players kick off the holiday season and celebrate two holidays in November: Veterans Day and Thanksgiving. Music by American composers will be featured, including popular songs by George Gershwin, Scott Joplin and Jay Unger. Classical string quartets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Franz Joseph Haydn also included in the program. Light refreshments served during intermission. Tickets are $25 or $20 for VAC members. Call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org to purchase tickets.

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

MUSIC OF THREE FAITHS FROM MEDIEVAL SPAIN

Where: UH-Hilo Performing Arts Center, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14

Details: Baltimore’s internationally renowned Peabody Consort performs instrumental and vocal music from 13th century Spain, when Christian, Muslim and Jewish leaders gathered in the court of King Alfonso X to think, write and even play music collaboratively. Tickets are $25 general admission, $20 for seniors 60 and older, $12 for students and can be purchased at the usual outlets.

Contact: Tom Geballe, 959-4064, tgeballe@gmail.com

HALAU O AKAUNU PERFORMANCE

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15

Details: Witness the ‘aiha‘a style of hula born from this volcanic landscape. Akaunu is instructed by kumu hula Manaiakalani Kalua. Part of the ongoing Na Leo Manu (Heavenly Voices) presentations. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

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

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES AT MAKUU MARKET

Where: Makuu Farmers Market, 15-2131 Keaau-Pahoa Road, Pahoa

When: 8:30 a.m. Nov. 19

Details: Enjoy live acoustic music while you shop or eat.

Contact: Dennis Soares, 345-1800, dennis_soares@hotmail.com

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES AT HONI WAI CAFE

Where: Honi Wai Cafe, 17-937 Volcano Road, Mountain View

When: Noon on Nov. 17

Details: Live acoustic music on the first and third Fridays of each month.

Contact: Dennis Soares, 345-1800, dennis_soares@hotmail.com

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES AT LAVA LOUNGE

Where: Lava Lounge, Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 3 p.m. Nov. 23

Details: Enjoy a special Thanksgiving performance of live acoustic music while you eat.

Contact: Dennis Soares, 345-1800, dennis_soares@hotmail.com

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES AT HANA HOU

Where: Hana Hou Restaurant, 95-1148 Naalehu Spur Road, Naalehu

When: 6 p.m. Dec. 8

Details: Live acoustic music the second Friday of each month.

Contact: Dennis Soares, 345-1800, dennis_soares@hotmail.com

“THE NUTCRACKER BALLET”

Where: Kahilu Theatre, 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Waimea

When: 6 p.m. Dec. 21-22; 2 p.m. Dec. 23

Details: This delightful holiday classic is presented by West Hawaii Dance Theatre and Academy. A full orchestra under the baton of maestro Brian Dollinger with members of the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra will accompany the dancers. Proceeds will benefit WHDT’s ongoing programs, scholarship fund and studio renovations. Tickets can be purchased by calling the dance company or visiting www.kahilutheatre.org.

Contact: West Hawaii Dance Theatre, 329-8876, vh2dns4@ilhawaii.net

KAMUELA PHILHARMONIC PRESENTS “RUSTIC INSPIRATIONS”

Where: Kahilu Theatre, 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Waimea

When: 4 p.m. Jan. 28, 2018

Details: With the vast landscape of Parker Ranch as inspiration, the orchestra features the inspiring winners of Kamuela Philharmonic’s youth concerto competition.

Contact: Kamuela Philharmonic, 298-6274, contact@kamuelaphil.org

KAMUELA PHILHARMONIC PRESENTS “REMARKABLE FLAIR”

Where: Kahilu Theatre, 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Waimea

When: 4 p.m. March 25, 2018

Details: Remarkable violinist Ignace “Iggy” Jang joins the orchestra to close the season.

Contact: Kamuela Philharmonic, 298-6274, contact@kamuelaphil.org

All Kine Stuffs

TODAY, Nov. 4

47TH ANNUAL KONA COFFEE CULTURAL FESTIVAL

Where: Kailua-Kona

When: Various times through Nov. 12

Details: Celebrate the harvest as Kona coffee farms offer a firsthand look at growing this world-famous crop, the coffee art scene fills with inspiration and music and dance enrich cultural exchanges. Kona coffee and food events offer tastings, and hands-on cultural events help tell the story of Kona’s rich coffee history. For more information and full list of event dates and times, visit www.konacoffeefest.com.

Contact: Laura Aquino, 326-7820, laura@current-events.com

PAPAIKOU HONGWANJI MINI-BAZAAR

Where: Papaikou Hongwanji, 27-376 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Papaikou

When: 7 a.m. today

Details: Sekihan, sushi rice, andagi, cookies, takuwan, preserves, crafts, kitchen items, clothing, books, toys and dishes will be available for sale. Also, produce and cinders will be available for purchase. Honohina Hongwanji also will have a plant sale booth. All proceeds support temple repairs.

Contact: May Navarro, 936-6283, grelama1@msn.com

HUGE RUMMAGE SALE

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

When: 7 a.m. today

Details: Choose from a giant selection of items and support the community-building efforts of the club.

Contact: Jan Kuester, 895-5274, janetkuester@gmail.com

ANNUAL BAZAAR

Where: Hilo Hooganji Mission, 457 Manono St., Hilo

When: 7:30 a.m. today

Details: Raising funds for building maintenance and ongoing community outreach. There will be something for everyone to enjoy. Rummage sale items include crafts, household goods, antiques and collectibles, furniture, clothing, career wear, kimono and other ethnic apparel. Fresh produce and plants will be available on a first-come, first-get basis. Food items include sushi, katsu curry bento, sekihan, pumpkin, nishime, preserves, baked goods, manju, tsukemono and lots of other snacks and goodies.

Contact: The Rev. Sohko Kuki, 935-8331, awmiwa@gmail.com

SIERRA CLUB YARD SALE

Where: 11 Ala Muku St., Hilo

When: 8 a.m. today

Details: Everyone invited. Keep Hawaii Island, and beyond, less toxic, cleaner and healthier by coming to this fundraiser.

Contact: Gary Harrold, 238-5031, garysgab@gmail.com

ANNUAL HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR

Where: Puna Covenant Church, 16-647 Old Volcano Road, Keaau

When: 8 a.m. today

Details: Many crafters will offer special locally made handcrafts in addition to ono baked goods, plants and food concessions. Public invited; no admission fee.

Contact: Wendy Sugai, 966-9622, punaccc@msn.com

CRAFT AND VENDOR FAIR

Where: Hilo Missionary Church, 1044 Komohana St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Get a head start on your holiday shopping. Support island crafters and vendors. Free admission; raffle drawings throughout the fair.

Contact: Janella Matsumura, 960-2579, hmccraftandvendorfair@gmail.com

FRIENDS OF HILO PUBLIC LIBRARY FIRST SATURDAY BOOK SALE

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

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, LPs; something for everyone. All proceeds support the library and scholarships for librarians.

Contact: Dorothy Short, shortsinhilo@gmail.com

10TH ANNUAL HAWAII ISLAND VETERANS DAY PARADE

Where: Downtown Hilo

When: 10 a.m. today

Details: Be inspired by the many ways our veterans, families, businesses, nonprofits and the entire island community support each other.

Contact: Deb Lewis, 930-3609, support@hivetparade.org

HOLIDAY BY THE SEA

Where: Royal Kona Resort, luau grounds, 75-5852 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona

When: 5 p.m. today

Details: Kick off the season of giving with delicious food, live entertainment and an oceanfront seat to a beautiful Kona sunset all for a great cause. Event benefits the 40th annual Hawaii Visitor Industry Charity Walk. Come early and enjoy Polynesian entertainment while perusing craft items and bidding on silent auction items. All funds raised through charity walk remain on the island where they are raised to support nonprofit agencies and their enrichment programs. Cost is $25 per adult, which includes show and dinner; $15 per adult for the show only; $15 per keiki (ages 6-12), which includes show and dinner; $10 per keiki for show only. Free entry for keiki ages 5 and younger.

Contact: Criste Ching, 930-3246, criste.ching@hawaiianhotels.com

SUNDAY, Nov. 5

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

22ND ANNUAL VETERANS APPRECIATION SERVICE

Where: Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, 398 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Sunday

Details: All veterans, spouses, family and friends regardless of religious preference are invited to participate. Gather in unity and diversity to honor and appreciate U.S. service members and their families. Featured speaker will be Donna Hara Shimizu.

Contact: Charlene Pascual, 896-3476, mynebear@yahoo.com

FREE DOG TRAINING AND SOCIAL EVENT

Where: Near the tea house, 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, Nov. 6

ZEN BUDDHIST MEDITATION

Where: Taishoji Soto Mission, 275 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 6:30 p.m. Mondays

Details: Join Taishoji members for zazen (sitting meditation) and kinhin (walking meditation). Access from Kilauea Avenue. Free.

Contact: The Rev. Shinsho Hata, 785-3072, shinsho.hata@gmail.com

TUESDAY, Nov. 7

HAKALAU FARMERS MARKET AND FOODSHARE

Where: Botanical World Adventures, 31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Hakalau

When: 3 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: Island, organic produce, pizza and other hot food, raw honey, desserts, arts and crafts and live music provided by the Alternative Medicine Band.

Contact: Linda Jenson, 747-0467, ldjenson@gmail.com

HAMAKUA SWCD BOARD MEETING

Where: Teleconference between Hilo, Waimea and Kealakekua NRCS field offices

When: 4 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Public invited. Call for address and directions to attend.

Contact: Kanoe Malani, 933-8363, kanoe.malani@hi.nacdnet.net

RETURN TO THE WILD: AN UPDATE ON ‘ALALA RELEASES

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Details: ‘Alala Project staff members Jackie Gaudioso-Levita and Rachel Kingsley will present an update on the most recent reintroduction efforts to establish a wild population of the endemic and endangered Hawaiian crow. They will be joined by special guests, biologists Paul Banko and Donna Ball, who will share their past experiences of observing ‘alala in the wild. Part of the After Dark in the Park series. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

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

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 8

MERIT APPEALS BOARD MEETING

Where: Council Chambers, Hawaii County Building, 25 Aupuni St., Room 1401, Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Wednesday

Details: Communication Nos. 17-01 through 17-01.14 appealing an employment action (denial of the appellant’s Step 2 decision concerning alleged policy violations) by the Office of the County Clerk; communication Nos. 17-02 through 17-02.04 appealing an employment action (concerning the appellant’s initial probationary appointment) by the Police Department; communication Nos. 17-03 through 17-03.03 appealing a recruitment and examination action (concerning non-selection to a position) by the Parks and Recreation Department; fiscal year 2016-17 annual evaluation of the director of Human Resources (presentation by the HR director about the department’s FY17 goals and objectives); selection process for filling HR director position (current position description, type of recruitment and timeline, advertisements, applications, selection process; and continued discussion regarding residency requirements and setting a new advertisement date); director’s report (HR quarterly reports; and items of current interest.

Contact: Glynis Yamada, 961-8361, Glynis.Yamada@hawaiicounty.gov

LAU HALA WITH ‘AHA PUHALA O PUNA

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center lanai, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10 a.m. Wednesday

Details: Learn to weave lau hala and take home your own piece of lau hala art. Part of the ‘Ike Hana No‘eau (Experience the Skillful Work) workshops. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

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

GALAXY FORUM HAWAII 2017

Where: Kahilu Town Hall, 67-1187 Lindsey Road, Waimea

When: 4:15 p.m. Wednesday

Details: “Future Astronomy in Hawaii: The Next 100 Years” is the theme. Provisional program includes talks titled “Hawaii Cosmic Culture,” “Mauna Kea 21st Century Observatories — Galaxy Center Research” and “ILOA 22nd Century Headquarters.” For more information, visit galaxyforum.org. RSVP to info@iloa.org.

Contact: Steve, 885-3474, info@iloa.org

THURSDAY, Nov. 9

50TH ANNIVERSARY VIETNAM WAR — 21-GUN SALUTE

Where: Vietnam War Memorial, near Wailoa Center, Hilo

When: 8 a.m. Thursday

Details: American Legion Post 3 invites all Vietnam veterans, veterans groups and Vietnam veteran families whose son’s name is on the memorial to help commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and 30th anniversary of the memorial in Hilo. Presentation will include guest speakers, prayers and roll call of departed comrades.

Contact: Jeno Enocencio, 542-8666, pointman_jeno@msn.com

FRIDAY, Nov. 10

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH — LEI MAKING WITH RANDY LEE

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Friday

Details: Master lei maker Randy Lee uses a variety of natural materials to fashion gorgeous lei from the freshest fern, leaves and flowers he personally gathers from the rain forests of Panaewa. Enjoy the skill and wonderful stories this well-respected practitioner has to offer. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

Contact: Jenette, 967-8222, jenette@volcanoartcenter.org

COMING

EIGHTH ANNUAL 5K WALK/RUN FOR LITERACY

Where: Waikoloa Elementary School, 68-1730 Hooko St, Waikoloa Village

When: 7:30 a.m. Nov. 11

Details: Enjoy a day of exercise, community interaction and more, including a health fair with onstage Zumba demos, free mini massages, silent auction and quilt drawing. All proceeds support the work of the Friends of the Library-Waikoloa Region to promote literacy and build Waikoloa’s first public library. Advance registration is $20 per person ($30 race day), $10 keiki, and includes a T-shirt. To sign up or for complete information and course map, visit www.flwr-runforliteracy.com.

Contact: Friends of the Library, 339-8903, waikoloahi@gmail.com

STABLES SWAP MEET

Where: Hawaiian Shores Community Center, 15-859 Kahakai Blvd., Pahoa

When: 8:30 a.m. Nov. 11

Details: Community market in the Hawaiian Beaches/Shores area. All welcome to attend or vend. Featuring garage sale items, produce, plants, arts and crafts, food trucks and all kine stuffs. Second Saturday of each month.

Contact: Dawn Hurwitz, 936-3046, stablesswapmeet@gmail.com

ARTS AND CRAFTS SALE

Where: Nature in Clay Ceramics Studio, 29-488 Chin Chuck Road, Hakalau

When: 9 a.m. Nov. 11; noon on Nov. 12

Details: Open house featuring handmade functional and ornamental ceramics by Marion Nipper and Peter Black and handmade Native American instruments by Rick Scrivens.

Contact: Marion Nipper, 557-0844, nipper.marion@gmail.com

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR/CRAFT FAIR/BAKE SALE

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

When: 9 a.m. Nov. 11

Details: Start your holiday shopping and find unique gifts and treasures, including handmade dream catchers, Harry Potter makeup brushes, framed photography, painted mason jars, wood pallet signs, candle holders, beaded jewelry, fine china sets, Norwex distributor, winter ball/prom gowns, baked goods and more.

Contact: Lori Breitbarth, 938-5544, cableblb@aol.com

W.M. KECK OBSERVATORY OPEN HOUSE

Where: W.M. Keck Observatory headquarters, 65-1120 Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea

When: 10 a.m. Nov. 11

Details: A fun, family friendly event filled with cosmic activities, stellar food and a star-studded program featuring renowned astronomers and engineers. Bring your keiki, ohana, friends and neighbors to experience dozens of science-rich, interactive booths. Parking is free.

Contact: Mari-Ela Chock, 881-3827, mchock@keck.hawaii.edu

RAINBOW FRIENDS ANIMAL SANCTUARY ADOPTION EVENT

Where: Aloha Pawz, 697 Manono St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Nov. 11

Details: Kittens, puppies, cats, dogs — come on down and adopt them all.

Contact: Rainbow Friends, 982-5110, kathy@rainbowfriends.org

N.O.W. FEST 2017

Where: Hamakua Coast

When: Noon on Nov. 11; 3 p.m. Nov. 12

Details: Join us for a weekend of sharing ideas, art and music as we welcome purveyors of thought, performers and you. Weekend tickets include on-site camping at the event grounds 10 miles up the coast from Hilo (single-day passes also available online only). Tickets can be purchased at www.NOW-fest.com.

Contact: Morgan, 345-0934, behere@NOW-fest.com

UNCORKED FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL

Where: The Shops at Mauna Lani, 68-1330 Mauna Lani Drive, Kohala Coast

When: 6 p.m. Nov. 11

Details: This is an experience in great taste — from rich jazz to fine wines and delicious gourmet foods. The annual event is a benefit for the Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii Island. Features an exclusive silent auction, wines and spirits and delicious food from 14 top island chefs. Tickets $65 in advance online at uncorked2017maunalani.brownpapertickets.com.

Contact: Michael Oh, 885-9501, michael@shopsatmaunalani.com

THE FOOD BASKET’S 14TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

Where: Hilo Municipal Golf Course, 340 Haihai St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Nov. 14

Details: This year’s tournament kicks off with a shotgun start. Proceeds directly support The Food Basket’s mission of ending hunger in Hawaii County. Entry fee is $100 and includes green fees, shared cart, a bento lunch and prizes. A silent auction also will take place during the award ceremony. Individuals interested in attending the award ceremony, lunch and silent auction as nongolfers are invited to attend with a $25 registration fee. Registration forms can be picked up from The Food Basket’s administrative office in Hilo, the golf course or by visiting HawaiiFoodBasket.org.

Contact: Jamilia Epping, 933-6030, jamilia@hawaiifoodbasket.org

PAHOA TOWN HALL MEETING

Where: Pahoa Community Center, 15-2910 Puna Road, Pahoa

When: 5:30 p.m. Nov. 14

Details: Want to hear the latest news on developments happening in Pahoa? Hosted by county council member Eileen O’Hara, there will be presentations by various county and state officials that will include information about the Pahoa Village master plan, Highway 130 improvements, a rapid ohia death update, the mass transit plan, Pahoa skate park, a second ambulance for Puna, rat lungworm disease, pesticide-free parks, rooster farms and Small Business Saturday. Refreshments will be served.

Contact: Kendra Tidwell, 965-2712, kendra.tidwell@hawaiicounty.gov

JOURNEY FROM HAWAII TO MARS

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 14

Details: Learn how an “out-of-this-world” lava landscape helps scientists understand how to conduct research on Mars. Darlene Lim of the NASA Ames Research Center will discuss the BASALT (Biologic Analog Science Associated with Lava Terrains) project and how astronauts can use field research done in the park to look for signs of microbial life on Mars. Part of the After Dark in the Park series. Free, but park entrance fees apply

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

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH – HULA AND OLI WITH KAMAOLIPUA GRACE

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Nov. 17

Details: Kumu hula of Halau Alaka`i of Halauolaokalani, Grace shares her extensive knowledge to teach the basics of hula, language and chant. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

Contact: Jenette, 967-8222, jenette@volcanoartcenter.org

BUNKA NO HI – JAPANESE CULTURE DAY

Where: Sangha Hall, 424 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Nov. 18

Details: Omikoshi parade from Aupuni Center to Sangha Hall begins the event. Program at 10 a.m. with the honoring of cultural treasures. The day also will include a talk-story session with former Gov. George Ariyoshi, ramen presentation by Hidehito Uki of Sun Noodles followed by a ramen slurping competition, soroban demo, Shichi-go-san kimono dressing and picture taking, music and dance performances, demonstrations, displays, food concessions and more. Admission is free.

Contact: Laurie Higashi, 498-6247, laurie.higashi@gmail.com

MONGOLIAN BBQ

Where: Crater Rim Cafe, Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 5 p.m. Nov. 18

Details: Choose what you like and how much you want, then let the cooks fry it up for you. Cost is 85 cents per ounce, which includes protein, veggies, rice and a beverage. Park fees apply.

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

“REEFS AT RISK” AND “ALOHA FROM LAVALAND”

Where: Kalani, 12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Road, Pahoa

When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18

Details: Double screening of two documentaries produced by Big Islanders. A question-and-answer session with the filmmakers to follow. Admission is $5 at the door.

Contact: Malina Fagan, 990-4086, malina.fagan@gmail.com

TOYS FOR TOTS LAUPAHOEHOE TOY RUN

Where: Laupahoehoe Point

When: Leaving at 10 a.m. Nov. 19

Details: All participants from West Hawaii should meet at Parker Ranch Shopping Center by Foodland in Waimea. East Hawaii participants should meet at canoe shack parking lot in Hilo. Bring a new unwrapped toy or bike.

Contact: Tracy Kalawe, 969-1199, bkalawe808@gmail.com

FOURTH ANNUAL SPARTAN FEST

Where: Hilo Intermediate School, 587 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Nov. 19

Details: Everyone invited. Product and craft vendors, informational booths, rummage sale, food, activities and entertainment. Interested in a booth? Call or email the contact below.

Contact: Laina Torres, 313-5300, laina_torres@notes.k12.hi.us

KILAUEA MILITARY CAMP DETAINMENT EVENT

Where: Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9 a.m. Nov. 22

Details: Join National Park Service archaeologists, rangers and educators to learn about the experiences of Japanese-American citizens who were detained during World War II at KMC. Guided tours of the former detention camp, talk-story sessions with archaeologists and the granddaughter of a detainee, plus interpretive photography and displays, are planned.

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

KAHILI PA‘A LIMA DEMONSTRATION

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center lanai, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10 a.m. Nov. 22

Details: Come and create your own small kahili pa‘a lima, a hand-held kahili, which is a form of Hawaiian featherwork that traditionally acknowledged a person’s status and genealogy and offered spiritual protection. Part of the ‘Ike Hana No‘eau (Experience the Skillful Work) workshops. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

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

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH – LEI MAKING WITH KAIPO AH CHONG

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Nov. 24

Details: Tropical agriculture farmer Ah Chong shares his expert lei-making skills with VAC visitors. As a member of Halau Na Kamalei, his unique experience marries the science of agriculture with Hawaiian lei and hula traditions. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

Contact: Jenette, 967-8222, jenette@volcanoartcenter.org

HE LANI KO LUNA, A SKY ABOVE

Where: UH-Hilo, Wentworth Hall, Room 1, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 30

Details: Kalepa Baybayan will share his knowledge of deep-sea voyaging and oceanic wayfinding, the indigenous system of orientation and navigation at sea. His talk also will cover the recently completed Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage and the epic journey of the iconic double-hulled sailing canoe Hokule‘a. Part of the Maunakea Speaker Series; free and open to the public.

Contact: Frederick Klasner, 933-0734, fklasner@hawaii.edu

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH — UKULELE WITH WES AWANA

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Dec. 1

Details: Awana shares his love of ukulele and Hawaiian music by giving family-friendly lessons on the iconic and inviting instrument. Free, but park fees apply.

Contact: Jenette, 967-8222, info@volcanoartcenter.org

HILO HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENT

Where: Hilo Recycling and Transfer Station, 1471 Hoolaulima Road, Hilo

When: 7:30 a.m. Dec. 2

Details: Free. For a list of acceptable and unacceptable materials, visit www.hawaiizerowaste.org/recycle/household-hazardous-waste/. No business/farm waste accepted. No e-waste or tires allowed.

Contact: Chris, 961-8554, recycle3@co.hawaii.hi.us

HILO HIGH PTSA CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR

Where: Hilo High School cafeteria, 556 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 8:30 a.m. Dec. 2

Details: Kick off your holiday season at the “best little craft fair in town.” A festive holiday showcase of quality arts and crafts, handcrafted, affordable gift items and more. All proceeds support the Hilo High community. Free admission/parking, with door prize drawings every half-hour.

Contact: Beverly, 313-5500, bgheikes@yahoo.com

PAHOA HOLIDAY PARADE

Where: Downtown Pahoa

When: 8:30 a.m. Dec. 2

Details: The holiday season in Pahoa begins with this annual event, rain or shine. Puna organizations, churches, businesses, schools or ad hoc groups looking to have fun are invited to participate. Entry fee for participating is $25, free for groups of school-age keiki. This year’s theme is “E Ala O Pahoa” (Pahoa Rising). Applications for participating groups are available at Savio Realty or Pahoa Used Books and Videos. Deadline for entry is Nov. 24.

Contact: Dean Kelley, 464-4189, kelley264@hotmail.com

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH — LEI MAKING WITH RANDY LEE

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Dec. 8

Details: Enjoy the skill and wonderful stories this well-respected practitioner has to offer. Free, but park fees apply.

Contact: Jenette, 967-8222, info@volcanoartcenter.org

KAILUA-KONA HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENT

Where: Kealakehe Recycling and Transfer Station, 74-626 Hale Makai Place, Kailua-Kona

When: 7:30 a.m. Dec. 9

Details: Free. For a list of acceptable and unacceptable materials, visit www.hawaiizerowaste.org/recycle/household-hazardous-waste/. No business/farm waste accepted. No e-waste or tires allowed.

Contact: Chris, 961-8554, recycle3@co.hawaii.hi.us

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH — HULA AND OLI WITH KAMAOLIPUA GRACE

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Dec. 15 and 29

Details: Grace shares her extensive knowledge to teach the basics of hula, the Hawaiian language and chant. Free, but park fees apply.

Contact: Jenette, 967-8222, info@volcanoartcenter.org

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH — LEI MAKING WITH KAIPO AH CHONG

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Dec. 22

Details: Ah Chong shares his expert lei-making skills. Free, but park fees apply.

Contact: Jenette, 967-8222, info@volcanoartcenter.org

ONGOING

PAHOA SENIOR CLASSES

Where: Pahoa Senior Center, 15-3016 Kauhale St., Pahoa

When: Various times and days

Details: Seniors 55 and older can participate in classes including beginning tai chi with instructor Verne Presnall, ceramics, line dancing, hula and ukulele. Classes run through Dec. 8. Call for additional information.

Contact: Margaret Yafuso, 966-5801, myafuso@hawaiicounty.gov

KILNS FOR GLASS AND POTTERY

Where: Ainaloa

When: TBD

Details: Ongoing instruction on building high-fire propane kilns. Date and times are flexible.

Contact: Harr C. Fernald, 747-7289, fernaldh@gmail.com

INDIVIDUAL VOICE INSTRUCTION WITH AMY HORST

Where: Hilo

When: By appointment

Details: Learn vocal power and confidence. Weekly lessons arranged according to student and teacher schedules. Cost is $30 per lesson. Call or email for more information or to register.

Contact: Amy Horst, 640-2898, amysoprano@gmail.com

AYSO YOUTH SOCCER REGISTRATION FALL 2017

Where: www.hiloayso.org

Details: The fall season is from July to November. Players must be born between 2002 and 2013. Cost is $60. Values include everyone plays, open registration, positive coaching, player development, balanced teams and good sportsmanship.

Contact: Hotline, 959-1972

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

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