Community Calendar for November 29

PIIHONUA GYM 2017 WINTER INTERSESSION

Where: Piihonua Gym, 850 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

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When: Registration open now; intersession dates are Dec. 26-Jan. 5

Details: For children in grades 1-6. Registration accepted 1-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Cost is $45. Program consists of a spectrum of arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor games, sporting games, physical fitness, music, dance, nature exploration, swimming and excursions. Call for more information.

Contact: Charles Hanohano, 961-8737, Royden.Chow@hawaiicounty.gov

WAIAKEA UKA GYM 2017 WINTER INTERSESSION

Where: Waiakea Uka Gym, 1200 Ainaola Drive, Hilo

When: Registration open now; intersession dates are Dec. 26-Jan. 5

Details: For children in grades 1-6. Registration will be accepted 1-3 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Cost is $45. Program consists of a spectrum of arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor games, sporting games, physical fitness, music, dance, nature exploration, swimming and excursions. Call for more information.

Contact: Mark Osorio, 959-9474, Royden.Chow@hawawaiicounty.gov

WAINAKU GYM 2017 WINTER INTERSESSION

Where: Wainaku Gym, 30 Aikanie Loop Road, Hilo

When: Registration open now; intersession dates are Dec. 26-Jan. 5

Details: For children in grades 1-6. Registration accepted 1-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Cost is $45. Program consists of a spectrum of arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor games, sporting games, physical fitness, music, dance, nature exploration, swimming and excursions. Call for more information.

Contact: Scott Oune, 961-8738, Royden.Chow@hawaiicounty.gov

SIERRA CLUB

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

When: 5:30 p.m. today

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. At 6 p.m., County Council member Eileen O’Hara will speak to the club’s Conservation Committee about the county’s efforts and plans in regard to solid waste, composting and recycling. Public invited.

Contact: Cory, 959-7747, 333cory@gmail.com; Mary M. Porter, 982-9100, islandeyesvideo@yahoo.com

HE LANI KO LUNA, A SKY ABOVE

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

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

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

SECOND ANNUAL SPECIALTY FARMER BUSINESS TRAINING WORKSHOP

Where: Hilo Yacht Club, 77 Laehala St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Friday

Details: Landowners growing or wanting to grow Christmas trees and other specialty crops are invited to attend. Part of the ongoing Aina Mauna Christmas Tree Demonstration Project. Free.

Contact: HFIA, 933-9411, hfia@hawaiiforest.org

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH — UKULELE WITH WES AWANA

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Friday

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

NA MAKUA INVITATIONAL CHRISTMAS GIFT FAIR

Where: Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium, 201-323 Manono St., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. Saturday

Details: Features a wide selection of hand-made products and unique gifts. One of the fair’s highlights is the collection of fashion designers such as Wahine Toa, Simply Sisters, Living Hula, Wehi Designs and Na Makua. Along with accessories, you’ll also find homemade baked goods, food items, body care products, art and woodwork and an array of great gifts. Entertainment, drawings for prizes and ono food by food vendors. Free admission.

Contact: Nelson Makua, 966-4647, puna@namakua.com

EHCC CLAY EXHIBIT, MARKET, 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

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

When: 5 p.m. Friday

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

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

NEW PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL

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

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday

Details: Three plays are featured during this year’s festival. “Stand Up” is a play about bullying and how taking a stand makes a difference. The play “A Journey for Love” tells the story of a heroic quest to save a dying princess. “Murder by Numbers” is a comedic riff on the teen horror genre. All three plays are written, directed and performed by students. The show is rounded out with song performances and original dance pieces. Students shine as they present original plays and dances, along with musical theater performances. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Contact: Jackie Seaquist, 313-5500, jackie_seaquist@notes.k12.hi.us

HILO HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENT

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

When: 7:30 a.m. Saturday

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

CERAMICS SALE

Where: Higashi Hongwanji Mission, 216 Mohouli St., Hilo

When: 8 a.m. Saturday

Details: Annual Hilo Ceramics Club event showcases a variety of functional and art ceramics made by island artisans.

Contact: Merle, 934-7812, blackbird4aloha@hotmail.com

HILO HIGH PTSA CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR

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

When: 8:30 a.m. Saturday

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. Saturday

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

CHRISTMAS AT THE ZOO

Where: Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens, 800 Stainback Highway, Hilo

When: 9:30 a.m. Saturday

Details: Join the Friends of the Zoo Animal Enrichment Team in spreading some Christmas Aloha at the zoo. Watch the spider monkeys open their presents and then proceed to give Christmas gifts to all of the zoo’s furry and feathered friends. The public is invited to bring cameras and share in the Christmas spirit.

Contact: Barbara Thomason, 959-9233 (gift shop), Paradisezoo@gmail.com

HIIAKA AND PELE

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Saturday

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. Saturday and Sunday

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

HOLIDAY CHORAL CONCERT

Where: First United Protestant Church, 1350 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 2 p.m. Saturday

Details: Christmas carols and organ music, with soprano soloist Amy Horst and the Hilo Community Chorus.

Contact: Melanie Oldfather, 938-2401, mel1201@hotmail.com

BIG ISLAND BALLROOM DANCE ASSOCIATION CHRISTMAS DANCE AND DINNER

Where: Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale, 799 Piilani St., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Saturday

Details: Couples and singles welcome. Ballroom and Latin music will be played throughout the evening for those wanting to dance. For those who have never tried ballroom or Latin dancing, this is a great opportunity to see the various dances. Tickets are $18 for members, $23 for guests until Nov. 29. Ticket prices are $28 at the door.

Contact: Hiroko, 935-5111; Judy, 935-1433

“WONDER OF CHRISTMAS”

Where: Kilauea Theater, Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

Details: Volcano Festival Chorus presents its annual Christmas concert. This year’s concert features sacred and secular music. Many of the chorus’ favorites are being performed. Free admission, but donations accepted.

Contact: Suzi Bond, 982-7344, kden73@aol.com

PALM TRAIL

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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

HILO ELKS WORLD OF MAGIC

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Sunday

Details: Featuring Puna Taiko’s youth performance group and magician The Great Barusky, with special appearance from Santa. Free; donations welcome.

Contact: Lily Chan-Harris, 982-9382, hiloelks@gmail.com

TANGLED TIDINGS ZENTANGLE CLASS

Where: One Gallery, 186 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Sunday

Details: Practice the Zentangle method of pattern making with a certified instructor to create holiday gift tags, ornaments and a decorated fabric gift bag. All materials and light refreshments included. Limited to 10 participants. No experience necessary. Register online at www.sarakrosch.com/zentangle/.

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

COMING

VOLCANO SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES MIDDLE SCHOOL THEATER NIGHT

Where: Kilauea Theater, Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 6 p.m. Dec. 7

Details: Students from grades 6-8 will perform one-act plays. Sixth-graders will perform “Jingle Bells Jury” by Jay Moriarty. Seventh-graders will perform “We The People” by Pat Cook. Eighth-graders will present “I’m A Teenager Get Me Out of This Family” By Jim Garvey. Free admission, but donations accepted.

Contact: Suzi Bond, 982-7344, sbond@volcanoschool.net

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

HILO HONGWANJI HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR

Where: Sangha Hall, 424 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Dec. 8; 8 a.m. Dec. 9

Details: More than 55 booths offering gifts for those special someones in your life or yourself.

Contact: BJ Soriano, 987-5655, bjsoriano@hilobetsuin.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

14TH ANNUAL KEAAU CHRISTMAS LIGHT PARADE

Where: Keaau

When: 5:45 p.m. Dec. 9

Details: This years theme is “A Paniolo Christmas,” with pre-parade Christmas caroling beginning at 5:30 p.m. Come enjoy an evening of music, bright lights and fun for all ages. For more information, visit the parade’s Facebook page or contact the person below.

Contact: Monica, 895-6288, monmac@hawaii.rr.com

“SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS”

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

When: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 9

Details: Kick off your holiday season with a magical concert featuring Hilo’s own, the Lissoni String Quartet. The public is invited to experience a joyous, uplifting and enchanted evening of traditional holiday and classical music selections. Tickets are $25 for adults, $12 for children 17 and younger. Refreshments will be served. Call 935-9838 for tickets.

Contact: Beverly Heikes, 938-3215, bgheikes@yahoo.com

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

CRAFTERNOON — BRAIDED RIBBON WREATH CARD

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

When: 1 p.m. Dec. 10

Details: All materials included and light refreshments. Open to 10 participants ages 12 and older (children must be accompanied by adult). Must preregister online at www.makerfair.org/participate/crafternoons.

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

ORCHID ISLE ORCHESTRA CONCERT

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

When: 4 p.m. Dec. 10

Details: Music from Vivaldi’s “Concerto for Four Violins,” with soloists Cathy Young, Rumi Reeves, Glenda Johnson and Mark Caudill; Vivaldi’s “Violin Concerto in A Major,” with soloist Kevin Li; Vivaldi’s “Concerto in D Major,” adapted for cello, with soloist Ina Klasner; Corelli’s “Christmas Concerto”; the Beatles’ “When I’m 64”; holiday music such as “Sleigh Ride”; and more.

Contact: Cathy Young, 982-9307, 4camyoung@gmail.com

BLUE ZONES PROJECT — FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN HILO

Where: Edith Kanaka‘ole Multi-purpose Stadium, 350 Kalanikoa St., Hilo

When: 10:30 a.m. Dec. 12

Details: Contribute your time and efforts to benefit Hawaii Island kupuna and families in need. Volunteer activities will include sorting, bagging and distributing bags of food. RSVP at info.bluezonesproject.com/eh/volunteer.

Contact: Jade Iokepa, 756-5772, Jade.Iokepa@sharecare.com

BLUE ZONES PROJECT — FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN PAHOA

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

When: 1 p.m. Dec. 12

Details: Contribute your time and efforts to benefit Hawaii Island kupuna and families in need. Volunteer activities will include sorting, bagging and distributing bags of food. RSVP at info.bluezonesproject.com/eh/volunteer.

Contact: Jade Iokepa, 756-5772, Jade.Iokepa@sharecare.com

BLUE ZONES PROJECT — GROCERY TOUR AT KTA WAIKOLOA

Where: KTA Waikoloa, 68-3916 Paniolo Ave., Waikoloa Village

When: 5 p.m. Dec. 12

Details: Health coaches will highlight fresh and convenient plant slant options and identify foods with hidden sugars and other harmful ingredients. Free. RSVP to the email below.

Contact: Sue Dela Cruz, 824-3591, bzp.northhawaii@gmail.com

BLUE ZONES PROJECT — FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN PEPEEKEO

Where: Pepeekeo Community Center, 28-1084 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Pepeekeo

When: 10:15 a.m. Dec. 14

Details: Contribute your time and efforts to benefit Hawaii Island kupuna and families in need. Volunteer activities will include sorting, bagging and distributing bags of food. RSVP at info.bluezonesproject.com/eh/volunteer.

Contact: Jade Iokepa, 756-5772, Jade.Iokepa@sharecare.com

“A GILBERT & SULLIVAN CHRISTMAS CAROL”

Where: Kilauea Theater, Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14-16; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 17

Details: Kilauea Drama and Entertainment Network is excited to be the first in Hawaii to present a “new” spin on an old classic. The show combines the music of Gilbert and Sullivan and the classic Charles Dickens tale “A Christmas Carol.” Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 seniors/students and $12 for children younger than 12, and will be available after Dec. 1 at Kilauea General Store, Keaau Natural Foods, Basically Books and The Most Irresistible Shop. Call or email for more information or to make reservations.

Contact: Suzi Bond, 982-7344, kden73@aol.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. 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

PEOPLE AND LAND OF KAHUKU

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. 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

CHRISTMAS CANTATA

Where: Haili Congregational Church, 211 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 17

Details: This year’s presentation is “O Little Town of Bethlehem.” Stay after the cantata for refreshments. Public invited; free.

Contact: Lyndell Lindsey, 935-4847, office@hailichurch.org

BLUE ZONES PROJECT — FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN KEAAU

Where: Puna Hongwanji, 16-492 Old Volcano Road, Keaau

When: 10 a.m. Dec. 20

Details: Contribute your time and efforts to benefit Hawaii Island kupuna and families in need. Volunteer activities will include sorting, bagging and distributing bags of food. RSVP at info.bluezonesproject.com/eh/volunteer.

Contact: Jade Iokepa, 756-5772, Jade.Iokepa@sharecare.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

“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

SEVENTH ANNUAL WILIWILI FESTIVAL

Where: Waikoloa Stables, 68-1936 Waikoloa Road, Waikoloa

When: 9 a.m. Feb. 10, 2018

Details: Fun, free educational event for all ages and a great opportunity to learn more about the unique environment of the island. This year will feature guided tours of the Waikoloa Dry Forest Preserve, onsite workshops, educational talks, music, food, vendors and a silent auction.

Contact: Jen Lawson, 494-2208, jen@waikoloadryforest.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

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

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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