Community Calendar for November 15

HALAU O AKAUNU PERFORMANCE

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HALAU O AKAUNU PERFORMANCE

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 6:30 p.m. today

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

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

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

When: 9 a.m. Thursday

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

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

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Friday

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

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES AT HONI WAI CAFE

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

When: Noon on Friday

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

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

EXPLORING THE PALMS OF NEW GUINEA

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

When: 7 p.m. Friday

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

VOLUNTEER CLEANUP DAY

Where: Lili‘uokalani Gardens, Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 8 a.m. Saturday

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

STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 8:45 a.m. Saturday and Nov. 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

BUNKA NO HI — JAPANESE CULTURE DAY

Where: Sangha Hall, 424 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Saturday

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

EXPLORING WOODTURNING WITH AARON HAMMER

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

When: 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday

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

DEMENTIA SERIES

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

When: 1 p.m. Saturday

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

MARBLING WORKSHOP WITH BONNIE SOL HAHN

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

When: 2 p.m. Saturday

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

MONGOLIAN BBQ

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

When: 5 p.m. Saturday

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. Saturday

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

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES AT MAKUU MARKET

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

When: 8:30 a.m. Sunday

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

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

PEOPLE AND LAND OF KAHUKU

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Sunday 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

TOYS FOR TOTS LAUPAHOEHOE TOY RUN

Where: Laupahoehoe Point

When: Leaving at 10 a.m. Sunday

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. Sunday

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

INTERNET & EMAIL FOR SENIORS 50+

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

When: 9 a.m. Monday and Nov. 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

BIG ISLAND WATER GARDEN CLUB

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

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HIIAKA AND PELE

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. 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

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

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

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

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

BIRTH OF KAHUKU

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. 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

LEARN ABOUT OHIA LEHUA

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. 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

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

REALMS AND DIVISIONS OF KAHUKU

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. 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

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

“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

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

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

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