Calendar for December 30

Arts & Exhibits

COMING

ADVERTISING

SKEA ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DAY & GALLERY SHOW

Where: Society for Kona’s Education & Art, 84-5191 Mamalahoa Highway, Honaunau

When: 2 p.m. Jan. 28

Details: Art exhibit and sale by South Kona Artists Cooperative, hula performance with the South Side Hula Honeys of SKEA and music by Aloha Moon, beverages and pupus, silent auction and kanikapila at 4 p.m. More information at www.skea.org. All are welcome to this free event.

Contact: Donna or Susan, 328-9392, skea@hawaii.rr.com

Classes

TUESDAY, Jan. 2

AIKIDO FOR ADULT BEGINNERS AND TEENS

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

When: Beginning 6 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Exercise your body, mind and spirit with aikido, an effective self-defense and path of self-development, integrating the whole person — physically, mentally and spiritually. Improves flexibility, endurance and coordination, self-confidence, discipline and awareness. Various days and times for classes. Cost is $60 per month; families $90. Check www.AikidoOfhilo.org for additional information.

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

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 3

LISTENING AND SPEAKING FOR ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

Where: Hawaii Community College, 1175 Manono St., Hilo

When: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday for testing (eight-week course Tuesday through Friday)

Details: Intensive course helps prepare you for work or college. Small classes and experienced teachers. Three levels offered. Cost is $275. Visit www.iephawaii.com

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

READING AND VOCABULARY FOR ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

Where: Hawaii Community College, 1175 Manono St., Hilo

When: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday for testing (eight-week course Tuesday through Friday)

Details: Intensive course helps prepare you for work or college. Small classes and experienced teachers. Three levels offered. Cost is $275. Visit www.iephawaii.com

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

WRITING AND GRAMMAR FOR ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

Where: Hawaii Community College, 1175 Manono St., Hilo

When: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday for testing (eight-week course Tuesday through Friday)

Details: Intensive course helps prepare you for work or college. Small classes and experienced teachers. Three levels offered. Cost is $275. Visit www.iephawaii.com

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

BIBDC WINTER DANCE CLASSES

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

When: 7 p.m. Wednesdays

Details: Open to people of all ages, whether they are single or a couple. Learn the hustle, bolero and fox trot II. Annual membership fee for Big Island Ballroom Dancing Association is $15. Fee for one dance class is $6 for 10 weeks of class. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m.

Contact: Erik, 934-8071, erikc@hawaii.edu

THURSDAY, Jan. 4

STARTING OR GROWING A VETERAN-OWNED BUSINESS

Where: UH-Hilo, UCB 127, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Thursday

Details: Free training program for vets of all eras and spouses. This entrepreneurship training is instructed by the U.S. Small Business Administration and skilled business advisors. Register at sbavets.force.com/s/ by Jan. 3.

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

FRIDAY, Jan. 5

TROPICAL FLOWER ARRANGING

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

When: 1 p.m. Friday

Details: Kaipo Ah Chong, tropical agriculture farmer and member of Halau Na Kamalei, shares his expert tropical flower arranging skills in this hands-on workshop. Leave the workshop with your own arrangement to take with you and enjoy. Cleaned tropical flowers will be provided. Cost is $45 plus a $20 supply fee. Bring a pair of clippers. Preregistration required by calling or visiting www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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

COMING

FEARLESS ABSTRACT PAINTING

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

When: 10 a.m. Jan. 6

Details: Join professional artist Samantha daSilva as she shares her unique method of painting. Workshop covers a basic overview of acrylic paints and mediums, the emotional language of color and so much more. No experience necessary. Cost is $90 or $85 for VAC members plus a $15 supply fee. A list of additional required materials will be provided to students upon registration and can be viewed online. To register, call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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

UNDER THE SEA ZENTANGLE

Where: One Gallery, 186 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Jan. 7

Details: Learn this unique pattern drawing while creating several pieces inspired by the ocean and mermaids. No experience necessary and past Zentangle knowledge welcome. All materials provided. Cost is $35. Limited to 10 participants; registration required at www.sarakrosch.com/zentangle/.

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

PAINTING WITH PEGGY — ACRYLIC PAINTING WORKSHOP

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

When: Noon on Jan. 8 and 15

Details: Ongoing series of workshops for artists of all levels. Each class is a hands-on painting session, where participants learn to approach their painting process with a new awareness and understanding of color dynamics and composition. No previous experience needed. 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.

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

ADVANCED HULA WITH PUA BROWN

Where: Hilo Armory, Culture and Education Classroom, 28 Shipman St., Hilo

When: 4 p.m. Jan. 9

Details: Classes on Tuesdays through March 22. Cost is $55 for 11 sessions. This class focuses on hula through the Hawaiian language and cultural experience.

Contact: Bert or Morty, 961-8706, cultureandeducation@hawaiicounty.gov

INTERMEDIATE HULA WITH PUA BROWN

Where: Hilo Armory, Culture and Education Classroom, 28 Shipman St., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m., Jan. 9

Details: Classes on Tuesdays through March 22. Cost is $55 for 11 sessions. This class focuses on hula through the Hawaiian language and cultural experience.

Contact: Bert or Morty, 961-8706, cultureandeducation@hawaiicounty.gov

‘OHE KAPALA DEMO: HAWAIIAN BAMBOO STAMPING

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center lanai, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10 a.m. Jan. 10

Details: Originally used to decorate clothing with deep symbolic meaning, we now use ‘ohe kapala designs to tell stories on a variety of modern materials. Free, but park fees apply.

Contact: HAVO Interpretation, 985-6011, havo_interpretation@nps.gov

MINDFULNESS AND MANDALA STONE PAINTING

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

When: 2:30 p.m. Jan. 10

Details: Talk mindfulness and creative resolutions and paint mandala stones to boost daily focus. All materials included. Cost is $35. Limited to 12 participants; registration required at www.sarakrosch.com/creative-retreats/.

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

SHOTOKAN KARATE

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

When: 6 p.m. starting Jan. 10

Details: Interested individuals should meet sensei Joseph Aguinaldo at the recreation center the first day of classes.

Contact: Sidney Kanno, 987-7456, sidneyk@hawaii.rr.com

BEGINNING HULA I WITH PUA BROWN

Where: Hilo Armory, Culture and Education Classroom, 28 Shipman St., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Jan. 11

Details: Classes on Thursdays through March 22. Cost is $55 for 11 sessions. This class focuses on hula through the Hawaiian language and cultural experience.

Contact: Bert or Morty, 961-8706, cultureandeducation@hawaiicounty.gov

BEGINNING HULA II WITH PUA BROWN

Where: Hilo Armory, Culture and Education Classroom, 28 Shipman St., Hilo

When: 2:30 p.m. Jan. 11

Details: Classes on Thursdays through March 22. Cost is $55 for 11 sessions. This class focuses on hula through the Hawaiian language and cultural experience.

Contact: Bert or Morty, 961-8706, cultureandeducation@hawaiicounty.gov

BEGINNING HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES

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

When: 5 p.m. Thursdays beginning Jan. 11

Details: Papa ‘Olelo Hawai‘i Part One, beginning Hawaiian language courses taught by University of Hawaii at Hilo instructor ‘Alika Guerrero, will be offered for eight weeks. This basics class will focus on simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar and sentence structure. Cost is $90 or $80 for VAC members. The required workbook for the class is “Na Kai ‘Ewalu,” available at the UH-Hilo bookstore. To register or for more information, call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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

FILM PRODUCTION WORKSHOP: ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF A SET PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

Where: Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, 71 Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 8:30 a.m. Jan. 13

Details: Program covers all aspects of the PA job and function, including finding a job, set etiquette and protocols, gear and equipment, communications and problem solving, survival tips and what to expect on that first day of work. Workshop for those looking for training in entry-level jobs in the motion picture field or those wanting to brush up on their skills. Cost is $15 for students, $20 for nonstudents. Light refreshments and lunch included. Space limited.

Contact: John Mason, 520-345-8809, johnmasonkona@gmail.com

SILK PAINTING WITH WAX RESIST WORKSHOP WITH PATTI PEASE JOHNSON

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

When: 9 a.m. Jan. 13

Details: Class combines batik methods with the art of Serti silk painting, a colorful and popular art form practiced worldwide. Use the wax/dye method to create a representational piece of art, such as a wall hanging. Color theory and composition will be discussed. You will get to design a 12-by-16-inch piece. Big Island artist and instructor Patti Pease Johnson supplies materials along with guidance and inspiration. Cost is $50 or $45 for VAC members plus a $10 supply fee. Beginner and intermediate artists welcome. For more information or to register, call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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

BEGINNING REIKI LEVEL I WORKSHOP

Where: Halai Healing Place, 54-3876 Akoni Pule Highway, Suite 205, Kapaau

When: 8 a.m. Jan. 13-14

Details: Learn an ancient healing art passed down through the sacred tradition of the Usui method of natural healing to heal yourself and others. No experience necessary. Level I certification. Preregistration required. Cost is $350. Limited space available.

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

INTRODUCTORY REIKI WORKSHOP

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

When: 8 a.m. Jan. 13-14

Details: Learn an ancient healing art passed down through the sacred tradition of the Usui method of natural healing to heal yourself and others. No experience necessary. Level I certification. Preregistration required. Cost is $350. Limited space available.

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

Clubs

COMING

HAWAIIAN QUILT CLUB

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

When: 9 a.m. Jan. 6

Details: Club members are happy to help guests sew a Hawaiian pillow or wall hanging. Patterns available.

Contact: Merci, 959-7967

KOREA VETS MONTHLY MEETING

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

When: 10 a.m. Jan. 8

Details: Committee, disability and agenda reviews and Korean War Veterans Memorial status. See you there.

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

DAV CHAPTER NO. 6 HILO

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

When: 11 a.m. Jan. 9

Details: Organization provides free, professional assistance for obtaining benefits and services, outreach programs and representation at all governing bodies. Any man or woman, honorably discharged, who was wounded, gassed, injured or disabled in the line of duty during time of war, while in any branch of service or still in active service are eligible for membership. Second Saturday of each month.

Contact: Myron, 218-779-5044, DAV.hichapter6@gmail.com

HILO HOSPITAL RETIREES CLUB

Where: ILWU Hall, 100 W. Lanikaula St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Jan. 11

Details: Holiday luncheon meeting. Buffet lunch is $15 per person. Preorder with contact caller. Club dues are $10 a year. Bring a $10 grab bag gift. Karaoke, games and prizes. Don’t forget canned goods for the ongoing food bank drive. Groups 10, 11 and 12 for desserts. Not a member yet? Call for information.

Contact: Yoli Nakamura, 896-0265, yolin@hawaii.rr.com

HAWAII PHOTO SHOOTERS

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

When: 6 p.m. Jan. 11

Details: Christina Bjornen will show photographs taken at the lost civilizations in Peru of Machu Picchu, Saksaywaman and Ollantaytambo. Open and free to the public.

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

UPW RETIREES MEETING

Where: United Public Workers Hall, 362 E. Lanikaula St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Jan. 19

Details: Quarterly meeting. Dr. Kimo Alameda, executive on aging, will be the guest speaker. RSVP by Jan. 14 for lunch.

Contact: Shirley Ito, 935-7396, georgeito_12@msn.com

Health

COMING

ADVANCE HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVES: DO YOU HAVE ONE?

Where: Aging and Disability Resource Center, 1055 Kinoole St. (Old Sun Sun Lau Building)

When: 9 a.m. Jan. 10

Details: Community First is hosting a free community class on how to complete an advance health care directive. All forms will be provided and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions. Learn how to make your health care wishes known when you can no longer speak for yourself.

Contact: Anthony Kent, 464-2800, akent@communityfirst.co

OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP

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

When: 11:30 a.m. Jan. 20

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

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

SOBRIETY WITH FOOD WORKSHOP

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

When: 9 a.m. Feb. 3

Details: Do certain foods activate cravings that lead to uncontrollable eating? Open invitation to attend a workshop to arrest food addictions and behaviors. Identify those times and learn ways to deal with the compulsion for recovery. Two long-term Overeaters Anonymous members from San Diego are leading this one-day workshop in Hilo.

Contact: Barbara, 769-0728

PAHOA COMPLEX SCHOOLS HEALTH AND WELLNESS EVENT

Where: Pahoa District Park, 15-2910 Kuuhome St., Pahoa

When: 9 a.m. Feb. 10

Details: Fun for students, families and community members; 5K fun run, makahiki games, healthy food booths, confessions and more.

Contact: Hoku Haliniak, 313-4242, hoku_haliniak@notes.k12.hi.us

Just for Keiki

COMING

AIKIDO CLASSES FOR GRADES 3-6

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

When: 4:45 p.m. Tuesday and Friday beginning Jan. 2

Details: For children ages 8-11. Students learn self-discipline, respect, greater focus and awareness in noncompetitive classes featuring exercise, strengthening and aikido’s nonviolent self-defense. Cost is $60 per month; families $90.

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

UPCYCLE CANVAS BUILDING WITH DENA NAKAHASHI

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

When: 1:30 p.m. Jan. 17 and 24

Details: Students will construct and stretch their own canvas and learn to build the stretcher bars from scratch using recycled wood from deconstructed pallets. Students also will learn creative application of unconventional materials. Space is limited, register now. Registration deadline is Jan. 10.

Contact: Kellie Miyazu, EHCC youth arts series coordinator, 961-5711, YAS@ehcc.org

Outdoors

TODAY, Dec. 30

STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 8:45 a.m. today

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

BIRTH OF KAHUKU

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. today

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

THURSDAY, Jan. 4

STEWARDSHIP OF KIPUKAPUAULU

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Thursday and Jan. 11, 18 and 25

Details: Help remove invasive plants. Bring clippers or pruners, sturdy gloves, a hat and water. Wear closed-toe shoes and clothing you don’t mind getting permanently stained. Be prepared for cool and wet or hot and sunny weather. Meet at the Kipukapuaulu parking lot on Mauna Loa Road.

Contact: HAVO Interpretation, 985-6018, havo_interpretation@nps.gov

COMING

BIG ISLAND ROAD RUNNERS HILO TO VOLCANO 50K ULTRA AND RELAY

Where: Coconut Island parking lot to Cooper Center in Volcano

When: 6 a.m. Jan. 6

Details: Race for ultras and relay teams encouraged to participate.

Contact: David Cotter, 339-7210, bigislandroadrunners@gmail.com

STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 8:45 a.m. Jan. 6, 13, 19 and 26

Details: Help remove invasive, non-native plant species that prevent native plants from growing. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and long pants. Bring a hat, rain gear, day pack, snacks and water. Gloves and tools are provided. Parental or guardian accompaniment or written consent is required for volunteers younger than 18. Meet at Kilauea Visitor Center.

Contact: HAVO Interpretation, 985-6011, Havo_interpretation@nps.gov

COUNT HUMPBACK WHALES FOR THE SANCTUARY OCEAN COUNT

Where: Ka‘ena Point, end of Chain of Craters Road, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7:30 a.m. Jan. 27, Feb. 24 and March 31

Details: Join park rangers and volunteers to count migratory humpback whales. The Sanctuary Ocean Count is a signature outreach project hosted annually by the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. Ocean Count serves to promote public awareness about humpback whales, the sanctuary and shore-based whale watching opportunities in the Hawaiian Islands. Participants tally humpback whale sightings and document the animals’ surface behavior during the survey which provides valuable data to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Bring sun protection, water, snacks and a cushion to sit on. Register at www.sanctuaryoceancount.org. Free, but park fees apply.

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

KILAUEA STAR PARTY

Where: Kilauea Overlook, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 29

Details: Join astronomer Dean Regas, co-host of PBS’ “Star Gazers,” as he hosts this first-ever event. Learn about an endangered resource and sacred cultural connection: our dark night skies. Journey through time and explore nearby planets and deep space celestial wonders above the glow of Halema‘uma‘u Crater. Free, but subject to weather conditions and park fees apply.

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

WITNESS THE LUNAR ECLIPSE

Where: Kilauea Overlook, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 8:30 p.m. Jan. 30

Details: Join astronomer Dean Regas, co-host of PBS’ “Star Gazers,” as he guides participants through the January 2018 lunar eclipse atop Kilauea Volcano. Free, but park fees apply.

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

NKCRC GOLF TOURNAMENT

Where: Hapuna Golf Course, Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, 62-100 Kauna’Oa Drive, Kohala Coast

When: 7:30 a.m. March 19

Details: Tournament helps support more than 90 community projects by the North Kohala Community Resource Center. Entry includes green fees, shared cart, prizes and lunch. Two-man scramble format.

Contact: North Kohala Community Resource Center, 889-5523, infor@northkohala.org

Pau Hana

SUNDAY, Dec. 31

NEW YEAR’S EVE TOAST AT KMC

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

When: 8 p.m. Sunday

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

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

FRIDAY, Jan. 5

STEAK/FISH DINNER

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

When: 6 p.m. Friday

Details: Enjoy a delicious steak or fish dinner complete with rice, baked potato, salad, desserts and coffee. Steak is cooked to order on the outdoor grill. Fish is breaded in panko. Meet new and interesting people at the Eagles.

Contact: Richard Robbins, 965-0133, robbinsr006@hawaii.rr.com

COMING

SWINGING SATURDAY

Where: Hilo Elks Lodge, 150 Kinoole St. (downstairs)

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 6

Details: Swing in the new year with the Hilo Hep Cats! Everyone is welcome to a beginner-friendly dance class at 7 p.m. followed by DJ music at various tempos from 8-10 p.m., suitable for blues and swing. No partner necessary. Enter the lodge from the Kinoole Street lanai. Sliding scale entry $8-$15 (pay what’s right for you), or only $5 with a pupu. Free entry if this is your first Swinging Saturday. You will be hosted by Elks member A. Gill.

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

VFW POST 3830 COMMUNITY BREAKFAST

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

When: 9 a.m. Jan. 7

Details: Bacon, scrambled eggs, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, fruit cocktail, coffee or tea for a donation of $8; $5 for children 7-12, free for ages 6 and younger. Breakfast is served until 11 a.m. All welcome.

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

Performances

FRIDAY, Jan. 5

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES

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

When: Noon on Friday

Details: Live acoustic music every first and third Friday.

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

AIKIDO DEMONSRATION

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

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Details: Two sixth-dan instructors and students will demonstrate principles and techniques of aikido. Experience this path of self-development and potent form of self-defense.

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

“THE SQUARE”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Friday-Jan. 9 and 2:30 Jan. 7

Details: Doors open 30 minutes before each showing. Rated R. “The Square” is a poignant satirical drama reflecting our times — about the sense of community, moral courage and the affluent person’s need for egocentricity in an increasingly uncertain world.

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

COMING

THE JEFF GAETH QUARTET

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

When: 6 p.m. Jan. 6

Details: Every first Saturday, enjoy live jazz. No cover charge.

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

TESSA LARK ON VIOLIN, AMY YANG ON PIANO

Where: University of Hawaii at Hilo Performing Arts Center, 342 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9

Details: By popular demand, a return performance by the winners of the prestigious Naumburg International Violin Competition and the National Chopin Piano Competition. Partitas by Bach for solo violin and solo keyboard and sonatas for violin and piano by Ravel and Strauss. Tickets $25, $20, $10 (general, 60 and older, students), available at usual outlets. Visit www.hawaiiconcertsociety.com.

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

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES PERFORM

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

When: 6 p.m. Jan. 12

Details: Dennis and Christy Soares perform live acoustic music. Great food, great music.

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

“THE FLORIDA PROJECT”

Where: Palace Theater

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 12 and 14-16; 2:30 p.m. Jan. 14

Details: Doors open 30 minutes before each showing. Set over one summer, “The Florida Project” follows precocious 6-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.

Contact: Sheron Bee, 943-7010, info@hilopalace.com

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES

Where: Hilo Farmers Market, Mamo Street and Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Jan. 13

Details: Dennis and Christy Soares perform live acoustic music. Great food, great music.

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

JAKE SHIMABUKURO

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 13

Details: Doors open at 6 p.m. Don’t miss this special performance by Jake Shimabukuro, an inspiring, inventive and transformative ukulele virtuoso. General admission tickets still available.

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

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES

Where: Hilo Farmers Market, Mamo Street and Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Jan. 17

Details: Dennis and Christy Soares perform live acoustic music. Great food, great music.

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

JAZZ NIGHT AT THE PALACE

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Jan. 18

Details: Jazz Night in the Palace lobby returns. Catch great music in a beautiful atmosphere with Soul on a Roll. Featuring Randy Skaggs on saxophone, Walter Greenwood on organ, Brian Crist on bass and Michael Surprenant on drums. The Palace Cafe will be open with special menu items. Wine and Mehana beer will be available for purchase. Admission only $10.

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

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES

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

When: Noon on Jan. 19

Details: Dennis and Christy Soares perform live acoustic. Great food, great music.

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

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES

Where: Hilo Coffee Mill, 17-995 Volcano Road, Mountain View

When: 10 a.m. Jan. 20

Details: Dennis and Christy Soares perform live acoustic music. Great food, great music.

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

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES

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

When: 8:30 a.m. Jan. 21

Details: Dennis and Christy Soares perform live acoustic music. Great food, great music.

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

DUAL PERFORMANCE

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 6 p.m. Jan. 26

Details: Musician Will Oldham and his wife, fiber/textile artist Elsa Hansen Oldham, are the park’s 2018 Artists in Residence. The couple will present a dual multimedia performance for the public. Will Oldham will sing and play music while Elsa Hansen Oldham stitches on stage as her handiwork is projected on a movie screen. Free but park fees apply.

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

KAMUELA PHILHARMONIC PRESENTS “RUSTIC INSPIRATIONS”

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

When: 4 p.m. Jan. 28

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

“1945”

Where: Palace Theater

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 28-30; 2:30 p.m. Jan. 28

Details: Doors open 30 minutes before each showing. Drama, NR. At 11 a.m. Aug. 12, 1945, two mysterious strangers dressed in black appear at the railway station of a Hungarian village. Within a few hours, everything changes.

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

VALENTINE’S DAY CRIME STOPPERS BENEFIT

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

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

Details: Treat your sweetheart to a special Valentine’s Day dinner and help raise funds for this all-volunteer, nonprofit organization, which helps police fight crime by giving cash rewards to anonymous tipsters. Features legendary funnyman Frank DeLima, with music by Hilo’s own Larry Dupio, a gourmet dinner and a fun silent auction. Tickets are $100, available at Basically Books, from Crime Stoppers board members or by calling the number below.

Contact: Frank Lafita, 987-9382, lcritchlow@mac.com

KAMUELA PHILHARMONIC PRESENTS “REMARKABLE FLAIR”

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

When: 4 p.m. March 25

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, Dec. 30

WAILEA VILLAGE 20TH ANNUAL MOCHI POUNDING

Where: Akiko’s Buddhist Bed & Breakfast, 29-2091 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Hakalau

When: 8 a.m. today

Details: Experience what has become a tradition for many island residents and visitors alike in this quaint, little plantation village, making traditional rice cakes the “old-fashioned” way. Everyone takes their turn at pounding for good luck. Fire building starts at 6:30 a.m. to steam the rice. Hearty island-style lunch for $5. New Year’s crafts and calligraphy, New Year’s kadomatsu (bamboo arrangement), fortune telling, I Ching readings, prayers and blessings, massage, Okinawan taiko drumming and entertainment.

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

HOLIDAY CHALLENGE

Where: Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 5 p.m. through Sunday

Details: Everyone is invited to come and vote for their favorite decorated cottage. Lights stay on until 10 p.m. each night through Dec. 31. Ballot boxes are located at the front desk, Crater Rim Cafe, the Recreation Lodge and the General Store. Park fees apply.

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

SUNDAY, Dec. 31

FAMILY FUNDAY SUNDAY

Where: Basically Books, 1672 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Sundays through December (call for Christmas and New Year’s eves availability)

Details: Spend quality time with your loved ones this busy holiday season. Read aloud for all ages at 1 p.m. Free coloring sheets with crayons and pencils available. Play games including Tiki Toss, Ohana Mana, Pele’s Peril, Bananagrams and Go Fish.

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

FRIDAY, Jan. 5

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, jenette@volcanoartcenter.org

KECK OBSERVATORY ASTRONOMY TALK

Where: Hale Hoaloha Pavilion, Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, 68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive, Waimea

When: 6:30 p.m. Friday

Details: Free and open to the public. Guest speaker Kip Thorne from the California Institute of Technology will present the science behind the movie “Interstellar,” asking the question just how scientifically accurate is the blockbuster film?

Contact: Shelly Pelfrey, 881-3664, spelfrey@keck.hawaii.edu

COMING

BAY CLINIC PEDIATRIC PROGRAM CAR WASH FUNDRAISER

Where: Bay Clinic Administration Building, 450 Kilauea Ave., Suite 105, Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Jan. 6

Details: Get tickets at any Bay Clinic location for just a $10 donation or just show up that day. All funds raised will go to support the pediatric program.

Contact: John Sato, 961-4079, john.sato@bayclinic.org

KILAUEA VOLCANO’S EAST RIFT ZONE: 35 YEARS AND STILL ERUPTING

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 9

Details: Jan. 3 marks the 35th anniversary of Kilauea Volcano’s ongoing East Rift Zone eruption. USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologist Carolyn Parcheta briefly describes the early history of this eruption and provides an in-depth look at lava flow activity during the past year. Free, but park fees apply.

Contact: HAVO Interpretation, 985-6011, havo_interpretation@nps.gov

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT PRESENTATIONS

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

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 11

Details: Part of the Maunakea Speaker Series. High school students will share their insights from science fair projects, internships and research. Visit the Maunakea Speaker Series website, malamamaunakea.org/about-us/speaker-series, for updates on student presenters. Free and open to the public.

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

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH — LEI MAKING WITH RANDY LEE

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Jan. 12

Details: Lee uses a variety of natural materials to fashion lei from the freshest fern, leaves and flowers he gathers from the rain forests of Panaewa. Free, but park fees apply.

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

MAUNA LOA: LET’S TALK STORY

Where: University of Hawaii at Hilo, UCB Room 127 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: Noon on Jan. 13

Details: Come at your leisure until 3 p.m. to view informational displays about Mauna Loa, Earth’s largest active volcano. Scientists and public safety officials from the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Hawaii County Civil Defense, UH-Hilo and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will be on hand to talk story and answer questions. More info: https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/hvo/.

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

KILAUEA SUMMIT ERUPTION: STORY OF THE HALEMA‘UMA‘U LAVA LAKE

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 16

Details: The story of Kilauea Volcano’s ongoing summit eruption within Halema‘uma‘u is the focus of a recently released USGS documentary that will be introduced by Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologist Janet Babb, who co-produced and co-wrote the video. Following the 24-minute video, HVO geologist Matt Patrick, one of the featured scientists in the film, will provide an update on what’s happening at Halema‘uma‘u today and answer questions about the summit eruption. Free, but park fees apply.

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

WEAVE A TI LEAF LEI

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center lanai, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10 a.m. Jan. 17

Details: Join park rangers and Hawaii Pacific Parks Association staff as they share their knowledge and love for one of the most popular lei in Hawaii. Free, but park fees apply.

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

MAUNA LOA: LET’S TALK STORY

Where: Ocean View Community Center, 92-8924 Leilani Circle, Hawaiian Ocean View Estates

When: 6 p.m. Jan. 17

Details: Come and go at your leisure until 8 p.m. to view informational displays about Mauna Loa, Earth’s largest active volcano. Scientists and public safety officials from the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Hawaii County Civil Defense, UH-Hilo and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will be on hand to talk story and answer questions. More info: https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/hvo/.

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

CYBERSECURITY ISSUES

Where: UH-Hilo, Student Services Room W-201, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Jan. 18

Details: Dr. Shawon Rahman, UH-Hilo associate professor of computer science and engineering, will focus on the United Nations Global Goal No. 9, Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure. Part of the International Speaker Series for the United Nations Association USA, Hawaii Island Chapter.

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

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH — HULA AND OLI

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Jan. 19

Details: Moses Kaho‘okele Crabbe, kumu hula of Halau Ke Ola o Ka Lani, shares his extensive knowledge to teach the basics of hula, language and chant. Free, but park fees apply.

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

VOLCANIC ASH FROM KILAUEA VOLCANO’S SUMMIT LAVA LAKE: FROM THE MUNDANE TO THE UNEXPECTED

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 23

Details: This illustrated lecture, presented by USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologist Don Swanson, demonstrates how systematic, long-term collections of ash can lead to surprising but fundamental discoveries. Free, but park 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. Jan. 26

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

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

MAUNA LOA: LET’S TALK STORY

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

When: Noon Jan. 27

Details: Come and go at your leisure until 3 p.m. to view informational displays about Mauna Loa, Earth’s largest active volcano. Scientists and public safety officials from the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Hawaii County Civil Defense, UH-Hilo and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will be on hand to talk story and answer your questions. More info: https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/hvo/.

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

VOLCANIC GEOLOGY ALONG SADDLE ROAD ON THE ISLAND OF HAWAII

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 30

Details: Join Rick Hazlett, affiliate geologist with the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory and University of Hawaii at Hilo, as he describes this “outdoor classroom” in which visitors can learn more about how our aloha ‘aina (precious land) came to be. Free, but park fees apply.

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

SEVENTH ANNUAL WILIWILI FESTIVAL

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

When: 9 a.m. Feb. 10

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

10TH ANNUAL KA’U COFFEE FESTIVAL

Where: Multiple venues

When: April 21-May 6

Details: Fun culminates May 5-6 at the Pahala Community Center with a java-jumpin’ ho‘olaulea‘a Saturday and the Ka‘u Coffee College educational series Sunday. Designed to celebrate Ka‘u as a premium coffee growing origin and a unique visitor destination. Many events are free, while others require a nominal fee and reservations. For additional details, visit kaucoffeefestival.com.

Contact: Chris Manfredi, 929-9550, cmanfredi@kaufarmandranch.com

ONGOING

Saturdays

HILO VETERANS CENTER

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

When: 8 a.m. 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

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

Sundays

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

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

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 Messenheimer, 965-1391

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

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

Mondays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesdays

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

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

LIBRARY BENEFIT BOOKSTORE

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

When: 11 a.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

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

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

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

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

LIFE DRAWING

Where: Kukuau Studio, 43 Kukuau St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays

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

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

Wednesdays

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

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

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

Thursdays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fridays

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

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

OTHER ONGOING EVENTS

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

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

ADVERTISING

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