Calendar for April 14

Arts & Exhibits

TODAY, April 14

ADVERTISING


LOLI‘ANA: A NATIVE HAWAIIAN EXHIBIT

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

When: Regular center hours through May 25

Details: The concept is to exhibit artists who are native born and were raised with cultural and spiritual values that empower their work today. Contemporary thought and visual imagery are encouraged to inquire about the changes that have impacted Native Hawaiians and native culture, to also seek which values should be preserved and what perceptions could be altered to facilitate a healthy evolution as natives, non-natives and a mixed ethnic and cultural community.

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

Classes

TODAY, April 14

ADULT JEWELRY CLASS WITH ALEX MIDDLETON

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

When: Noon today

Details: Learn to make your own jewelry. Tools and supplies will be provided. Registration required at the reference desk. Limited to 10 participants. Recommended for ages 16 years and older.

Contact: Justin Rajkowski, 933-8890, justin.rajkowski@librarieshawaii.org

FREE INTRO TO IYENGAR YOGA CLASS

Where: Iyengar Yoga Hawaii, 190 Kamehameha Ave., Suite 1A, Hilo

When: 1 p.m. today

Details: Get an overview of Iyengar yoga — what it is, why we do it, how it can benefit you. Learn a little bit of the philosophy of yoga as well as simple beginner poses you can practice at home to start feeling better right away. All bodies welcome (ages 10 and older).

Contact: Kimberly Mackesy, 430-1752, iyengaryogahawaii@gmail.com

MONDAY, April 16

MAC BASIC FOR SENIORS

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

When: 9 a.m. Monday and Tuesday

Details: Review such basic operations as turning your Mac on, putting it to sleep, reading and writing to a CD/DVD and creating/saving/copying a file. Make sure your software is up to date. Bring your Apple ID and password. Cost is $50; daily parking fee $3.

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

WEDNESDAY, April 18

IPHONE 1 FOR SENIORS

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

When: 9 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday

Details: Explore your settings; navigate; play with calendar, camera and photos; explore apps; and multitasking. Have fun with your phone and email. Bring your own iPhone and your Apple ID and password. Cost is $50; daily parking fee $3. Limit four students.

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

THURSDAY, April 19

FREE BROWN BAG TALK

Where: Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, 655 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: Noon on Thursday

Details: This month’s speaker is Harry Uhane Jim on the topic “Ho‘oponopono: Communicating the Grace of Hawaiian Benevolence.” Learn about the Hawaiian practice of managing trauma and transforming chaotic patterns into shapes of order and peace.

Contact: Al-Qawi Majidah, 935-7844, majidah@hawaiimediation.org

COMING

CONFLICT IS AN OPPORTUNITY: SKILLS FOR TRANSFORMING CONFLICT WITH CONFIDENCE

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

When: 9 a.m. April 21 and 28

Details: Explore the structure of conflict and gain essential skills that offer choices in how we navigate our differences. For registration, tuition and scholarship information, call or email.

Contact: Erika Ginnis, 935-7844, erika@hawaiimediation.org

GOLD LEAF AND ILLUMINATION PAINTING WITH ROSE ADARE

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

When: 10 a.m. April 21

Details: Students will learn how to lay out and prepare their materials to implement gold, copper or silver leaf in the most effective way possible. Tutorials will include how to incorporate leaf with under-paintings and over-paintings, how to work highlights and shadows into their paintings, the distinction between warm and cool light and how to seal leaf properly. All levels are welcome. Cost is $65 or $60 for VAC members, plus a $15 supply fee. The supply fee will be waived for those who bring their own gold leaf sizing and sealant. To register, call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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

LET’S PLAY THE (DOG) TRAINING GAME

Where: Laupahoehoe Public Library, 35-2065 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Laupahoehoe

When: 6 p.m. April 23

Details: Join Francis Engel as she shows how and why reinforcement works using the “clicker” training experience. Techniques discussed and practiced will be from Karen Pryor’s dog training manuals. Some training manuals will be available for checkout. Bring your clicker and any questions you have regarding dog training and the clicker training method.

Contact: Susan Collins, 962-2229, susan.collins@librarieshawaii.org

RECYCLE “MO BETTAH”

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

When: 4 p.m. April 24

Details: Go beyond HI-5 with Recycle Hawaii and Marsha Hee. Recycling and reusing are educational and fun ways to reduce our waste stream while helping protect and conserve our natural resources. Review what’s acceptable for recycling then play the sort game and receive a handy Zero-Waste Checklist. Families welcome for this interactive talk/demonstration. Program schedule is subject to change; contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or special accommodations.

Contact: Justin Rajkowski, 933-8890, justin.rajkowski@librarieshawaii.org

BON DANCE CLASSES

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

When: 6 p.m. April 24

Details: Come join the fun every second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Learn some Japanese culture and bon dance standards. Great exercise, great fellowship and an opportunity to prepare for the summer so you can just “jump in” and celebrate with so many folks who attend these festivities every summer. Donation of $5 requested.

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

INTRODUCTION TO FLAMEWORKING

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

When: 1 p.m. April 28-29

Details: Class designed for the student who has never touched a torch. Learn the regions of the flame and heat base for a solid foundation from which to build flamework skills. Create sphere forms and pendants. Participants will complete this workshop with their own finished design and the knowledge and experience of the basic skills involved to continue flameworking. Cost is $160 or $155 for VAC members plus a $40 supply fee. Attendees are asked to wear covered shoes. Advance registration is required; limited to four adults. To register, call or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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

MINDFULNESS CLASS

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

When: 1:30 p.m. April 28

Details: First of two zen classes scheduled. Call or email to register. Free; donations accepted.

Contact: The Rev. Shinsho Hata, 935-8407, hilotaishoji@gmail.com

ASSESSING STRUCTURE IGNITION POTENTIAL FROM WILDFIRE

Where: Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows, 68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive, Kohala Coast

When: 8 a.m. April 30-May 1

Details: This NFPA classroom training will enable attendees to confidently assess structure ignition potential and recommend appropriate mitigation measures for homes and other structures in residential areas exposed to wildfire hazards. Sessions are taught by wildland fire specialists who understand how and why homes and communities are destroyed during wildfire events and the simple things residents can do to minimize property loss.

Contact: Pablo Akira Beimler, 885-0900, pablo@hawaiiwildfire.org

FOOD FROM WOOD

Where: Society for Kona’s Education and Art, 84-5191 Mamalahoa Highway, Captain Cook

When: Noon on May 5

Details: Learn how to grow edible and medicinal mushrooms on logs, stumps and wood chips. Cost is $55. Call or email to register.

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

MEDITATION CLASS

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

When: 1:30 p.m. May 5

Details: Second of two zen classes scheduled. Call or email to register. Free; donations accepted.

Contact: The Rev. Shinsho Hata, 935-8407, hilotaishoji@gmail.com

HULA ARTS AT KILAUEA: ALOHA FRIDAY PROGRAM

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. June 29, Aug. 31 and Nov. 30

Details: Join fiber artist and nationally recognized gourd artist Jelena Clay for a workshop about lauhala weaving. Lauhala leaves come from the hala tree, a very special Pacific island tree. Learn how to select, prepare and dye lauhala leaves. Each student will have the opportunity to create a lauhala bookmark. Lauhala kits also can be purchased to create more. Free, but park fees apply.

Contact: Anisha Clay, 967-8222, anisha@volcanoartcenter.org

Clubs

TODAY, April 14

DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS CHAPTER NO. 6 HILO

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

When: 11 a.m. today

Details: Group dedicated to empowering veterans and their families by ensuring they have access to their full range of benefits. Free, professional assistance for obtaining these benefits and services, outreach programs and representation at all governing bodies. Meets the second Saturday of every month.

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

HILO ORCHID SOCIETY

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

When: 1:30 p.m. today

Details: Ben Oliveros, owner of Orchid Eros nursery in Mountain View, will present ”When a Species Is Not a Species,” about mistakes and misidentifications of orchid species. Public welcome. Free.

Contact: Dana Culleney, 430-6653, info@hiloorchidsociety.org

SUNDAY, April 15

HAWAII TROPICAL GARDEN, ONOMEA — CURRENT AND FUTURE GOALS

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

When: Noon on Sunday

Details: American Rhododendron (Vireya) Society hosts speaker Thomas Mirenda, new horticultural director of the garden in Onomea. Also, plant auction, free truss giveaway, new and renewing memberships and election of new officers. Potluck sit-down about 12:20 p.m. followed by program at 1 p.m. Nonmembers welcome.

Contact: Rene Siracusa, 965-2000, renesiracusa@hotmail.com

Health

MONDAY, April 16

SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF MINORS IN HAWAII

Where: Hawaii Technology Academy, 75-5759 Kuakini Highway, No. 203, Kailua-Kona

When: 6 p.m. Monday

Details: Free educational presentation for all ages. Check in at 5:30 p.m. This is Ho‘ola Na Pua’s version of stranger danger for youth to young adults in the 21st century. Program teaches what sex trafficking is, what the warning signs are, why it is common in Hawaii and how to get help. Dangers of social media and gaming also covered, reinforcing the use of privacy settings. Everyone welcome.

Contact: Dianne Bowen-Coleman, 224-8412, dianne.bc@hoolanapua.org

FRIDAY, April 20

HILO PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP

Where: Aging Disability Resource Center, 1055 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 2 p.m. Friday

Details: We will break into care partner and People with Parkinson’s groups and share stories and solutions. Bring a jacket for the “cold” room. This meeting is a week earlier than usual because of the annual Hawaii Parkinson’s Symposium in Honolulu the following week that you might be able to watch online.

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

COMING

2018 WALK TO CURE ARTHRITIS HILO

Where: Prince Kuhio Plaza, 111 E. Puainako St., Hilo

When: 7 a.m. April 21

Details: There are more than 50 million Americans with arthritis and 218,000 of them live in Hawaii, with 1,200 of them being keiki. That is a staggering 19 percent of Hawaii’s population. This 1-mile walk helps create awareness and raise funding for research to help find a cure. Check in is at 8 a.m.; walk begins at 9 a.m. To register, visit walktocurearthritis.org/hilo.

Contact: Brie Arnolde, 354-0379, barnolde@arthritis.org

OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP

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

When: 11:30 a.m. April 21

Details: Meet new friends, share experiences and provide mutual support in an environment that’s friendly and safe. 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

COGNITIVE ENHANCEMENT FROM MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION

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

When: 1 p.m. May 26

Details: Strategies using mindfulness and meditation are discussed and demonstrated with contributions from neuroscience, psychology and Buddhism. In particular, demonstrated methods include Zen meditation (zazen), kinhin (walking meditation) and others. A seven-step cognitive enhancement sequence is presented by working through the neuropsychological dimensions from attention to executive behavior. More than 150 pages of handout materials; 100 percent of tuition to Taishoji Mission ($35 each; $15 for seniors, students and people with special needs).

Contact: The Rev. Shinsho Hata, 935-8407, shinsho.hata@gmail.com

Just for Keiki

COMING

PAJAMA STORYTIME

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

When: 6 p.m. April 24

Details: Come to the library in your pajamas! Aunty Marsha hosts the Pajama Jammie Jam, a storytime before bedtime, in the Children’s Room. Get comfy and cozy with bedtime stories and music as you wind down your busy day. All ages welcome and bedtime attire is encouraged — you can even bring a blanket and pillow.

Contact: Gretchen Andrews, 933-8890, gretchen.andrews@librarieshawaii.org

BIZ KIDS: HOW TO ACHIEVE YOUR FINANCIAL GOALS WITH HFS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

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

When: 1:30 p.m. April 25

Details: A special program for kids and teens. Learn to track your expenses, get control of your spending and invest what’s left over to reach your financial goals. You’ll see the importance of starting young, while time is on your side. Free; no registration required. Parents and caregivers welcome to attend. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation because of a disability, contact the library at least seven days before the program.

Contact: Gretchen Andrews, 933-8890, gretchen.andrews@librarieshawaii.org

RECYCLING CRAFTS FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS

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

When: 1:30 p.m. April 28

Details: Turn trash into something to treasure. Stop by the children’s room and create with recycled materials. Free; materials will be provided. Children younger than 5 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Contact the library 15 days in advance to request special accommodations or a sign language interpreter.

Contact: Gretchen Andrews, 933-8890, gretchen.andrews@librarieshawaii.org

ATARI GAME DAY FOR TEENS AND TWEENS

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

When: 1:30 p.m. May 12

Details: Try our new Atari Flashback 7 video game kit. Two players can play at one time. Bring your gaming partner or meet a new one. Registration required; sign up in the children’s room. Free and open to ages 11-17. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation because of a disability, contact the library at least seven days before the program.

Contact: Gretchen Andrews, 933-8890, gretchen.andrews@librarieshawaii.org

SCAVENGER BUNNY HUNT

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

When: 2 p.m. May 23

Details: Bunnies have escaped and are hiding in the children’s department. The library needs your help to gather them up. Children find nine bunnies dressed as famous characters using a special name book. Appropriate for ages 5 and older. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation because of a disability, contact the library at least seven days before the program.

Contact: Gretchen Andrews, 933-8890, gretchen.andrews@librarieshawaii.org

LOST MUMMY: ESCAPE THE ROOM

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

When: 1 p.m. July 14

Details: As an explorer, you have always loved Egypt. It’s where your great-grandfather, Howard Carter, discovered the remains of the ancient pharaoh Tutankhamen. On a walk beside the Nile River, you and some friends suddenly feel the ground shift, sending you all tumbling down a stony shaft. Recovering from the fall, you find yourself trapped in an ancient tomb. The thick layer of dust makes it clear that the chamber has rested undisturbed for thousands of years. The only doorway is sealed shut by an ancient stone lock. You must find your way out with only your grandfather’s trusted diary to guide you with hints and tips. If you don’t, this chamber also might become your tomb. The challenge is to unlock the door by aligning the ancient stones. Players work in teams of four to six to solve the puzzle and escape the room within one hour. Program suitable for children ages 10-12. Register with the children’s department to participate. Program schedule subject to change. Contact the library 15 days in advance to request special accommodations or a sign language interpreter.

Contact: Gretchen Andrews, 933-8890, gretchen.andrews@librarieshawaii.org

THE YOUTH ARTS SERIES: SUMMER 2018

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

When: 8 a.m. July 16-27

Details: Monday through Friday for two weeks. Registration deadline is 4 p.m. June 5. Cost is $125 for nonmembers, $105 for members per student, per week; students can register for each week individually or consecutively. Projects will be different in each week. Classes could be canceled if minimum enrollment is not met; in the event of which, enrollment fees will be refunded. A midmorning snack will be provided by EHCC, but a second snack brought by student for lunch is encouraged; lunch will not be provided. To register, visit ehcc.org.

Contact: Monique Ortiz, 961-5711, YAS@ehcc.org

Outdoors

SUNDAY, April 15

KEAU‘OHANA RAIN FOREST RESTORATION QUARTERLY WORK PARTY

Where: Keau‘ohana Forest Reserve, 12 Upper Puna Road, Pahoa

When: 10 a.m. Sunday

Details: Located between mile markers 16 and 17 on Highway 130 between Pahoa and Kalapana. Help restore the last native lowland rain forest in the state.

Contact: Jaya Dupuis, 937-8867, dupuis@hawaii.edu

THURSDAY, April 19

VOLUNTEER AT KIPUKAPUAULU

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Thursday and April 26

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 from morning glory sap. Be prepared for cool and wet or hot and sunny weather. New volunteer? Contact the person below for more information. Every Thursday. Meet at the Kipukapuaulu parking lot on Mauna Loa Road, off Highway 11 in the park.

Contact: Marilyn Nicholson, 985-6011, havo_information@nps.gov

COMING

BIG ISLAND ROAD RUNNERS SCHOLARSHIP 5K RUN

Where: Reeds Bay Beach Park, Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 7:30 a.m. May 20

Details: This low-key run is in honor of our graduating seniors’ scholarship awards. For all ages. Day of race only registration starts at 6:30 a.m. Cost is $10 for nonmembers, $5 for members.

Contact: David Cotter, 747-2477, bigislandroadrunners@gmail.com

Pau Hana

SUNDAY, April 15

COMMUNITY BREAKFAST

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

When: 9 a.m. Sunday

Details: French toast, scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns, fruit cocktail, tea and coffee for a donation of $8; children 7-12 are $5 and 6 and younger are free. All welcome.

Contact: Freda Hart, 965-7023, fredahart85@gmail.com

FRIDAY, April 20

SPAGHETTI DINNER AND BINGO

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

When: 6 p.m. Friday

Details: Enjoy your choice of sauces (veggie or meat). Dinner includes garlic bread, desserts, salad and coffee. Bingo played for grocery items with multiple winners each game

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

COMING

DANCE PARTY

Where: The Black Box, 1133 Manono St., Bay 8, Hilo

When: 8 p.m. April 28

Details: Structured freestyle to all genres of music. The only rule is that if you are on the dance floor, you must be dancing. No skill or experience required to participate. Just come and have fun. Drinks, desserts and snacks will be for sale. Sit down when you like, dance when you like, listen to the prompts to get your creative groove going or just do your own thing. Must be 18 or older to attend; $5 cover.

Contact: Pier Sircello, 990-7163, pier@centerstagehilo.com

Performances

TODAY, April 14

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES

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

When: 10 a.m. today and Wednesday

Details: These award-winning artists perform live acoustic music (pop, classics, Hawaiian, folk, country and more). Great food, great people, great music.

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

HULA KAHIKO

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, 1 Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10:30 a.m. today and May 19, June 16, July 21, Aug. 18, Sept. 15, Oct. 13, Nov. 17 and Dec. 15

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

Contact: Anisha Clay, anisha@volcanoartcenter.org, 967-7565

THE GONE COUNTRY BAND

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

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: Line dancing and country dancing. Spacious dance floor. Public invited; no membership required. Fun community event. Parking in rear, off Ululani Street. Nonsmoking venue. Cost is $5 at the door.

Contact: Andy Aquino, 959-5960, lagsings@mac.com

THE FIRE MOUNTAIN BAND

Where: Black Rock Cafe, 15-2872 Government Main Road, Pahoa

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: Part of Second Saturday festivities. Enjoy the best country rock in Hawaii. No cover.

Contact: Michael Golden, 982-9360, mwgolden@hawaiiantel.net

TUESDAY, April 17

HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE BANDSTAND

Where: Mooheau Park Bandstand, 329 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Tuesday

Details: A lively hour of music and hula featuring Dru Kekaualua and hula maiden Noe Noe. Free; includes a lei-making workshop.

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

THURSDAY, April 19

JAZZ NIGHT AT THE PALACE

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Thursday

Details: Doors open at 5:45 p.m.; come early, seating is limited. Music by Soul on a Roll. The Palace Cafe will be open, with special menu items. Wine and Mehana beer will be available for purchase. Admission is $10.

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

FRIDAY, April 20

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES

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

When: Noon on Friday.

Details: These award-winning artists perform live acoustic music (pop, classics, Hawaiian, folk, country and more). Great food, great people, great music.

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

COMING

“NEXT TO NORMAL”

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

When: 7:30 p.m. May 4-5; 2:30 p.m. May 6 and 13

Details: Don’t miss this unflinching and powerful rock musical about a suburban family grappling with the effects of mental illness. Tickets available at www.hiloplayers.org and Basically Books in Hilo.

Contact: Randal McEndree, 442-268-0891, rmcrmc1@hotmal.com

CENTER STAGE IS OUT OF THIS WORLD

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

When: 7 p.m. May 19; 3 p.m. May 20

Details: Annual dance event featuring keiki through adult students and instructors in ballet, hip-hop, tap and contemporary dance. Tickets can be prepurchased at Center Stage Dance Alliance or Basically Books in Hilo.

Contact: Suzanne Swanson, 990-7163, csdahilohi@gmail.com

WAIAKEA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HO‘IKE

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

When: 9:15 a.m. May 23

Details: Students in each grade level will perform to celebrate this year’s theme, “Inspiring Spaces, Inspiring Places.” The public is invited. Free.

Contact: Cori Lyn Shikuma, 990-3877, cori_lyn_shikuma@notes.k12.hi.us

WEST HAWAII DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS THE CINDERELLA BALLET

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

When: 5 p.m. May 26

Details: One performance only. More than 70 talented dancers from Hawaii Island and Maui, guest professional dancers, stunning costumes and magical sets are all brought together with narration and musical accompaniment to tell the timeless story of a young girl who discovers her prince with a little help from her fairy godmother. A pre-performance silent auction and boutique will be hosted in the lobby, with proceeds benefiting WHDT’s ongoing programs, scholarship fund and studio renovations. There also will be other surprises for attendees including the opportunity for their “little princesses” to try the lost slipper on for size. Tickets can be purchased at www.kahilutheatre.org.

Contact: Virginia Holte, 329-8876, vh2dns4@ilhawaii.net

All Kine Stuffs

TODAY, April 14

STABLES SWAP MEET

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

When: 8:30 a.m. today

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

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

RAINBOW FRIENDS ANIMAL SANCTUARY ADOPTION EVENT

where: Aloha Pawz, 697 Manono St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. today

Details: Come see great dogs up for adoption and meet your new best friend.

Contact: Kathy, 982-5110, kathy@rainbowfriends.org

ORCHIDLAND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION HARVEST SHARE AND FARMERS MARKET

Where: OCLA Hui Hoaloha, Orchidland Drive and 36th Avenue, Keaau

When: 10 a.m. today

Details: Second Saturday of each month. For more information, visit the OLCA group Facebook page or www.Orchidland.org.

Contact: Edie Valentine, 464-5598, OrchidlandCommunityAssociation@gmail.com

FIRST HILO CACAO AND CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL

Where: Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, 71 Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 10 a.m. today

Details: Presented by the East Hawaii Cacao Association. A fun and informative free event to support and expand the growing and processing of cacao on Hawaii Island. Exhibits will show the complete chocolate making process; 500 free seedlings will be available to take home, with literature on growing and processing cacao. Representatives from many educational organizations also will be on hand and many of the island’s chocolatiers will have their products for sale at the event. A silent auction also is planned, with all proceeds going toward furthering the education and promotion of growing cacao here. Barefoot Chocolatini and Hawaii Forest and Trail also will offer three tours to OK Farms on the Wailuku River in Hilo between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.; seating limited to 12 people per tour.

Contact: Sherry Mees, 238-4194, alohamees@yahoo.com

UH-HILO’S ANNUAL MEDIA SYMPOSIUM

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

When: 10 a.m. today

Details: Free to the public, and lunch will be served. This year’s theme is “Careers in Media,” and the event will feature presentations and panels with media professionals in various fields including sports and filmmaking. Anyone with an interest in journalism, writing, photography, art, sports, film, TV or radio will get the chance to interact with some of Hawaii’s top experts in these fields.

Contact: Nick Carrion, 932-7372, uhhkk@hawaii.edu

LANCE NIIMI TO SPEAK DURING LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS ANNUAL MEETING

Where: St. James Episcopal Church, 65-1237 Kawaihae Road, Waimea

When: 11 a.m. today

Details: Current, former and prospective members as well as other interested people are invited to hear Niimi, a former executive assistant to Mayor Harry Kim, present “Homelessness on Hawaii Island.” Meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. with registration, followed by a business meeting and then Niimi’s presentation. A no-host luncheon follows ($10 payable by cash or check to LWVHC). For lunch reservations, call or email Rosemarie Muller.

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

HULA ARTS AT KILAUEA: NA MEA HULA DEMONSTRATION

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. today and May 19, June 16, July 21, Aug. 18, Sept. 15, Oct. 13, Nov. 17 and Dec. 15

Details: In conjunction with monthly Na Mea hula kahiko performances. Come and learn a hula, use various hula implements and try your hand at lei making. Experience the different aspects that play an integral role in the life of the hula dancer. Hands-on and family friendly. Free, but park fees apply.

Contact: Anisha Clay, 967-8222, anisha@volcanoartcenter.org

LAULIMA PAHOA THEATRE

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

When: 2:30 p.m. today

Details: Dinner and a movie. Begins with “Seeds of Hope,” a film by Danny Mille, which is followed by hula by Na Po‘e Ao Hiwa Halau Olapa ‘O Laka I Ka’ana ‘O Puna and at 4:30 p.m. a showing of “Legacy of Aloha,” a film by Linda Kane, with Nona Beamer; potluck at 6 p.m.

Contact: Toby Hazel, 445-1295, tsh161944@gmail.com

“1987: WHEN THE DAY COMES”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: Second film of the 2018 Hawaii International Film Festival Spring Showcase. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Directed by Joon-Hwan Jang. When the death of a college student during a police investigation is covered up by the military regime, a prosecutor looks for the truth and the subsequent exposure causes an eruption of outrage. In Korean with English subtitles.

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

WEARABLE ART FASHION SHOW

Where: Puna Gallery and Gift Emporium, 15-2901 Pahoa Village Road, Pahoa

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: A night of high fashion for Second Saturdays Pahoa. Our handsome kane and beautiful wahine will be dressed in clothing made by Bridget Milligan, Rebecca Rosen Charon, Jennifer Snowden and more. Jewelry provided by Wai Pueo and Sea Rain and Connie Jones Walsworth.

Contact: Amedeo Markoff, 965-5480, punagallery@gmail.com

SUNDAY, April 15

“POINT OF NO RETURN”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 2:30 p.m. Sunday

Details: The next film in the 2018 Hawaii International Film Festival Spring Showcase. Documentary. Director Kevin Glynn. Go behind the headlines of the first solar-powered flight around the world. In English.

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

“THE FORTRESS”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Sunday

Details: The next film in the 2018 Hawaii International Film Festival Spring Showcase. Art House/International/Drama. Directed by Dong-hyuk Hwang. During the Qing invasion of Korea, the king and the court take refuge in a mountain fortress, where they find themselves stranded in the cold and surrounded by the enemy. In Korean

with English subtitles.

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

MONDAY, April 16

HAM RADIO ON THE BIG ISLAND

Where: Laupahoehoe Public Library, 35-2065 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Laupahoehoe

When: 6 p.m. Monday

Details: Russell Roberts, KH6JRM, a licensed amateur/ham radio operator, will discuss how ham radio serves our communities in Hawaii during times of natural and manmade disasters. When cellphone and internet services are lost, trained ham operators are ready to support emergency communications. Learn how during times of power and general communication outage, ham radio operators function as communication for Hawaii County Civil Defense, the state and the federal government. Roberts also will share how you can get involved in the ham radio community and become a ham radio operator.

Contact: Susan Collins, 962-2229, susan.collins@librarieshawaii.org

TUESDAY, April 17

ORCHIDLAND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS MONTHLY MEETING

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

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Third Tuesday of every month. Members and guests welcome to attend. Orchidland lot owners encouraged to attend.

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

WEDNESDAY, April 18

PUNA SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT MEETING

Where: W.H. Shipman office, conference room, 16-523 Keaau-Pahoa Road, Keaau

When: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday

Details: Public is invited to attend.

Contact: Jennifer Lopez Reavis, 933-8350, jennifer.lopez@hi.nacdnet.net

THURSDAY, April 19

FRIENDS OF HILO LIBRARY SPRING BOOK SALE

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

When: 9 a.m. Thursday and April 21; 10 a.m. Friday

Details: Fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, CDs, DVDs, LPs and puzzles. All proceeds benefit the library and librarian scholarships. Preview for members of Friends of the Library is 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Not a member? Join at the door.

Contact: Dorothy Short, 935-3733, shortsinhilo@gmail.com

SENIOR LECTURES

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

When: 10 a.m. Thursday

Details: Cost for the series is $10. Arrive a little early to register. This week, Julie Goettsch will present “A History of Orchids in Hawaii.” The spring series features a large variety of interesting lectures and tours to local places of interest. Thursdays through June 7.

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

“THE OCCUPATION OF THE AMERICAN MIND”

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

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Details: This award-winning film explores how and why the U.S. and Israeli governments and the Israel lobby joined forces for the hearts, minds and tax dollars of the American people. Narrated by Roger Waters, the film shows how supporting justice for the Palestinians is not anti-Semitic and will promote the security of the U.S.

Contact: Bunny Smith, 935-0622, golezaardalu@yahoo.com

FRIDAY, April 20

HULA ARTS AT KILAUEA: ALOHA FRIDAY PROGRAM

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Friday and May 18, June 15, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16 and Dec. 21

Details: Join kumu hula Moses Kaho‘okele Crabbe of Halauolaokalani on the lanai, every third Friday of each month, as he shares his extensive knowledge of hula, language and chant for entry-level learners. Free, but park fees apply.

Contact Name: Anisha Clay, 967-8222, anisha@volcanoartcenter.org

“THE LEISURE SEEKER”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Friday through April 24; 2:30 p.m. April 22

Details: Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Rated R. Starring Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland and Kirsty Mitchell. “A runaway couple go on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call the Leisure Seeker, traveling from Boston to The Ernest Hemingway home in Key West. They recapture their passion for life and their love for each other on a road trip that provides revelation and surprise right up to the very end.”

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

COMING

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

PARENTS INC. THIRD ANNUAL KICKBALL TOURNAMENT

Where: Walter Victor Baseball Complex, 350 Kalanikoa St., Hilo

When: 8 a.m. April 21-22

Details: Grab your lawn chairs and kicking shoes along with your family and friends and join us for this double-elimination contest. Food, music, entertainment, prizes and Keiki Zone will be included.

Contact: Cheryl Jackson, 934-9552, cheryl@hawaiiparents.org

13TH ANNUAL LAUPAHOEHOE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Where: Laupahoehoe Point Beach Park, Highway 19, Laupahoehoe

When: 9 a.m. April 21

Details: A day in the sun with family and friends in a unique community that is so welcoming, with a lineup of awesome entertainers, ono food, crafty vendors, a silent auction and tons of games — even a water slide this year. Tickets $15 in advance and $20 at the gate.

Contact: Shantell Urbanozo, 962-2200, Shantell.Urbanozo@lcpcs.org

FAMILY CAREGIVER RESPITE DAY

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

When: 9 a.m. April 21

Details: Get to know other families on the same caregiving path as you, talk story and share experiences. Learn tools and solutions that can help with your caregiving. This month’s program features Lani Weigert from Hawaii Care Choices, food columnist Audrey Wilson, massages, therapeutic touch and more. Registration fee of $10 includes a healthy continental brunch. Scholarships available. Free day care for your adult loved one. RSVP required to the number below.

Contact: Lizby, 961-3747, llogsdon@hawaiiislandadultcare.org

FOLK BOOK SALE

Where: Kailua-Kona Public Library lanai, 75-138 Hualalai Road, Kailua-Kona

When: 9 a.m. April 21

Details: Proceeds help support the needs of the Kona libraries. Teachers will receive special discounts with their official school ID, and FOLK members receive a 20 percent discount. As always, volunteers are welcome, particularly for the afternoon of the book sale. Book donations are accepted at the library.

Contact: Ken Guerra, 322-0077, folk@folkhawaii.com

EXPERIENCE WALDORF SPRING FAIRE

Where: Malamalama Waldorf School, 15-1834 Makuu Drive, Keaau

When: 10 a.m. April 21

Details: Enjoy crafts, games, food, vendors and a puppet show. Free and open to the public.

Contact: Malamalama Waldorf School, 982-7701, info@hawaiiwaldorf.org

COME TO THE CABARET

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

When: 5:30 p.m. April 28

Details: Big Island Ballroom Dance Club 11th anniversary dance and dinner. Couples and singles are welcome to attend. 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. There also will be a featured exhibition dance. Tickets are $30 for members, $35 for nonmembers until Friday (April 20); $40 at the door. Call Violet at 938-0691, Hiroko at 935-5111 or Suzanne at 640-2340 for ticket information.

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

MAPPING CHANGE AT THE MAUNAKEA SUMMIT

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

When: 7 p.m. April 26

Details: A Maunakea Speaker Series presentation by Ryan Perroy, associate professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Science and director of the Spatial Data Analysis and Visualization Research Laboratory. During the past five years, Perroy and UH-Hilo students compiled a time series of high resolution topographic datasets to determine erosion rates and spatial patterns of geomorphic change across the upper Maunakea summit region. This talk will share some of the results of this work.

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

SEVENTH ANNUAL BIG ISLAND CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL

Where: Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, 62-100 Kauna‘Oa Drive, Waimea

When: 9 a.m. April 27-28

Details: With the theme, “Chocolate Around the World,” this year’s chocolate extravaganza includes a cacao plantation tour at Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory in Keauhou, a college culinary competition and several public foodie and agriculture-themed seminars. Activities culminate 5-9 p.m. April 28 with the indoor-outdoor festival gala where you can enjoy a host of sweet and savory culinary stations presented by top isle chefs, chocolatiers and confectioners. Fun chocolate activities include chocolate body painting. Admission is $85.

Contact: Farsheed Bonakdar, 324-6100, info@bigislandchocolatefestival.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. April 27, May 25, June 22, July 27, Aug. 24, Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 23 and Dec. 28

Details: This tropical agriculture farmer will share 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 fees apply.

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

DEFENSE COMMISSARY AGENCY — COMMISSARY ON-SITE “CASE LOT SALE”

Where: Armed Forces Reserve Center Gym, 1304 Kekuanaoa St., Hilo

When: Noon on April 27; 9 a.m. April 28; 8 a.m. April 29

When: Only those with military IDs will be allowed access. Two guests will be allowed to accompany a military ID cardholder on April 28 only.

Contact: Robert Usagawa, 557-4052, robert.usagawa@gmail.com

SOLO AUTOCROSS

Where: Hilo Drag Strip Kart track

When: 7 a.m. April 29

Details: The Big Island of Hawaii Region SCCA hosts the 2018 PAX/RTP Championship Event No. 4. Open to spectators and competitors. Come out and watch, ride along with competitors or compete with your own car. Classifications exist for most street vehicles.

Contact: Tim Minick, 896-1333, scca@minicknet.com

VINTAGE FILMS OF OLD HAWAII

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. May 1

Details: May Day is Lei Day, and the Palace Theater is offering vintage films of Old Hawaii, including a lei-making film from the 1900s. Free.

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

HULA ARTS AT KILAUEA: MAY DAY IS LEI DAY

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. May 1

Details: Lei Day honors the unique ways Hawaii’s multicultural traditions have woven together to create a more interesting, tolerant and beautiful community. Meet Volcano musician Wes Awana as he shares how to play local favorites on the ukulele. Also join the gallery as it shares the secrets to sewing the perfect lei and the proper protocol of giving of receiving a lei. Hundreds of fragrant blossoms and plant materials will be provided to you to embrace Lei Day. Free, but park fees apply.

Contact: Anisha Clay, 967-8222, anisha@volcanoartcenter.org

HAWAII WILDFIRE SUMMIT

Where: Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows, 68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive, Kohala Cost

When: 8 a.m. May 2-4

Details: Make use of this unique opportunity to learn, share and collaborate with others who deal with wildfire in their work and communities throughout Hawaii and the Pacific. Presentations and workshops you would otherwise have to attend on the mainland also will be a highlight of the event, offering a chance to connect with national-level programs, research and trainings.

Contact: Pablo Akira Beimler, 885-0900, pablo@hawaiiwildfire.org

HULA VOICES

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. May 3, June 7, July 5, Aug. 2, Oct. 4 and Nov. 1

Details: An engaging, intimate “talk story” session with Hawaii Island’s hula practitioners who eat, sleep and live on the practice of hula and its associated arts. Embrace the opportunity to listen to kumu hula, longtime mumana (students) and artisans who live and breathe hula. Free, but park fees apply.

Contact: Anisha Clay, 967-8222, anisha@volcanoartcenter.org

HULA ARTS AT KILAUEA: ALOHA FRIDAY PROGRAM

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. May 4, June 1, July 6, Aug. 3, Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2 and Dec. 7

Details: Volcano musician Wes Awana invites visitors and kamaaina alike to share his love of the ukulele and Hawaiian music. He also will give family-friendly lessons on the iconic and inviting instrument. Free, but park fees apply.

Contact: Anisha Clay, 967-8222, anisha@volcanoartcenter.org

AMAZING RUMMAGE SALE

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

When: 7 a.m. May 5

Details: Come and see the huge selection, buy great items and support the club’s community building efforts. No early birds.

Contact: Jen Tanouye, 935-9838, jentanouye@hotmail.com

BISAC’S MOTHER’S DAY EXTRAVAGANZA CRAFT AND GIFT FAIR

Where: Sangha Hall, 424 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. May 5

Details: Find Mom the perfect gift for Mother’s Day. Admission is $2 for adults; 12 and younger are free.

Contact: Pam Deniz, 969-9994, Pamella.Deniz@Bisac.com

FOSTER CARE INFORMATION SESSION

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

When: 1:30 p.m. May 5

Details: Learn about the needs of foster children in East Hawaii. During this information session you will hear from families who opened their hearts and homes to Big Island keiki in foster care. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation because of a disability, contact the library at least seven days before the program date.

Contact: Gretchen Andrews, 933-8890, gretchen.andrews@librarieshawaii.org

ANNUAL BIG ISLAND COIN CLUB AND COLLECTIBLES SHOW

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

When: 9 a.m. May 6

Details: Vendor table reservations now being accepted. Hawaii Police Department security provided. Show is free and open to collecting public. Coin evaluations are free to those attending.

Contact: Steve Nemeth, 935-1035, steve.nemeth891@gmail.com

HULA ARTS AT KILAUEA: ALOHA FRIDAY PROGRAM

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. May 11, June 8, July 13, Aug. 10, Sept. 14 and Oct. 12

Details: Join master lei maker Randy Lee on the front porch and watch and learn as he passes on his knowledge and craftsmanship of the iconic Hawaiian lei. This hands-on workshop uses the freshest of ferns, leaves and flowers Lee gathers from the Ola‘a rain forests. Free, but park fees apply.

Contact: Anisha Clay, 967-8222, anisha@volcanoartcenter.org

MAKER FAIR SPRING SPREE

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

When: 10 a.m. May 12

Details: Shop all-handcrafted artisans, free tote bags to the first 50 adult shoppers, free make-and-take crafts for adults and kids, kids scavenger hunt with treats and Mother’s Day photo booth. Free to attend. Artisan registration open through March at www.makerfair.org.

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

 

KAILUA-KONA HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENT

Where: Kailua-Kona Recycling and Transfer Station, Queen Kaahumanu Highway, Kealakehe

When: 7:30 a.m. June 2

Details: Free. For a list of acceptable and unacceptable materials, visit www.hawaiizerowaste.org/recycle/household-hazardous-waste. Business/farm/nonprofit waste prohibited by law. No electronics or tires allowed.

Contact: George Hayducsko, 961-8942, recycle3@co.hawaii.hi.us

PHILIPPINE CONSULATE MOBILE TEAM

Where: Hilo

When: 8 a.m. June 2-3

Details: Team will be in Hilo to conduct the following consular services: Passport renewal, notary services, authentication of documents, reports of birth and marriage, dual citizenship, administer the oath of allegiance for qualified dual citizenship applicants and answer questions and concerns about matters relative to consular services. For appointment and/or additional information, contact the person below.

Contact: Tulpe Day, 961-8220 or 443-1540, tday@hawaiicounty.gov

HILO HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENT

Where: Hilo Recycling and Transfer Station

When: 7:30 a.m. June 16

Details: Free. For a list of acceptable and unacceptable materials, visit www.hawaiizerowaste.org/recycle/household-hazardous-waste/. Business/farm/nonprofit waste prohibited by law. No electronics or tires allowed.

Contact: George Hayducsko, 961-8942, recycle3@co.hawaii.hi.us

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

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 TONING

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

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

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

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

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

AERIAL ARTS CLASSES

Where: Pacific Gymnastics, 215B Railroad Ave., Hilo

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

Details: Students learn skills on different apparatuses including silks, hammock, straps and hoop. You won’t get bored. Beginners welcome. Preregistration with payment required.

Contact: Bella, 938-8002, m.aerialco@gmail.com

DIVORCE CARE

Where: New Hope Church, 840 Kupulau Road, Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Mondays through April 23

Details: Whether your situation happened long ago or is recent, this class offers information and skills to heal. Care for children ages 5-10 is available. Total of 13 weeks, but participants can join at any time. There is a $17 workbook fee; waivers are available. Church affiliation not necessary.

Contact: Donna Shimizu, 339-1060, hi.kim3@yahoo.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

FREE ESL CLASS

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

When: 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays

Details: Open to the public. Two levels: Beginning and intermediate. Classes held in K107 and K109. Practice English, make friends and have fun.

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

BEGINNING CHARLESTON DANCE

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

When: 8 p.m. Mondays

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

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

BEGINNING SWING DANCE

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

When: 8 p.m. Mondays

Details: Experience Lindy hop, the original form of swing dance and an outrageously popular American dance from the Big Band era. Beginners welcome. Get personalized instruction in small classes, benefiting 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. (ongoing group) 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

AIKIDO CLASSES FOR GRADES 3-6

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

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

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

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

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

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

BEGINNING SWING DANCE

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

When: 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays through March 6

Details: Learn the basic footwork, rhythm and pulse, as well as essential partner connection for six-count Lindy hop. Add a few turns and you’ll be on the dance floor having fun in no time. Small, personalized classes; no partner or experience necessary. Six weeks for $35; $10 per class drop-in. Bring a friend who is new to the Hilo Hep Cats and get your own series for only $20.

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

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

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

KIRTAN (SACRED MUSIC)

Where: Polestar Gardens, 7 Noni Farms Road, Pahoa

When: 5:45 p.m. Wednesdays

Details: Kirtan and potluck. Free. Donation requested.

Contact: Ann Gornik, 936-8518, ann@polestargardens.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

PARKINSON’S EXERCISE GROUP

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

When: 9:30 a.m. Thursdays

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

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

BEGINNING HULA I WITH PUA BROWN

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

When: 1 p.m. Thursdays

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. Thursdays

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

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

BEGINNING HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES

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

When: 5 p.m. Thursdays

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

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS

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

LINE DANCE CLASS

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

When: 8 p.m. Thursdays

Details: Through Dec. 28; class and party every Thursday. For Elks members and their guests. Cost is $3.

Contact: Andy Aquino, 959-5960, dancingscreenwriter@yahoo.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

MEMBERSHIP AND PATRON DRIVE

Where: Hawaii Plantation Museum, 27-246 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Papaikou

When: Through Dec. 31

Details: The museum is a nonprofit organization located in the old Yoshiyama Store, formerly the Onomea Sugar Plantation Store. Its mission and purpose is to collect, preserve and exhibit Hawaii Island sugar plantation artifacts and small business memorabilia for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations.

Contact: Sharri Thornton or Christal Subica, 937-2760, plantationmuseum@gmail.com

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

AIKIDO FOR ADULT BEGINNERS AND TEENS

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

When: Various days and times (call or email for additional information)

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

COUNTRY WESTERN DANCE CLASS WITH DENISE

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

When: 6:15 p.m. (call or email for days)

Details: Through March 7. Features two step, swing, waltz and other requests. Learn to spin, dip and weave through traffic. Call or email for more specific information.

Contact: Denise Westbrook, 970-739-6771, dancingscreenwriter@yahoo.com

LEARN TO DANCE SALSA WITH DENISE

Where: Holy Apostles Episcopal Church, 1407 Kapiolani St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. (call or email for days)

Details: Through March 6. Get a strong foundation and variations that will last a lifetime. First lesson is $1. Call or email for more specific information.

Contact: Denise Westbrook, 970-739-6771, dancingscreenwriter@yahoo.com

WEST COAST SWING WITH DENISE

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

When: Begins at 7:30 p.m. March 27

Details: Get a strong foundation and variations that will last a lifetime. For singles and couples. For Elks members and their guests. First lesson is free. Call or email for additional information.

Contact: Denise Westbrook, 970-739-6771, dancingscreenwriter@yahoo.com

AL-ANON EAST HAWAII

Where: Various locations

When: Various times

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