Calendar for April 21

Arts & Exhibits

TODAY, April 21

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

MONDAY, April 23

LET’S PLAY THE (DOG) TRAINING GAME

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

When: 6 p.m. Monday

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

TUESDAY, April 24

RECYCLE “MO BETTAH”

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

When: 4 p.m. Tuesday

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. Tuesday

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

WEDNESDAY, April 25

KAHILI DEMONSTRATION

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center lanai, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10 a.m. Wednesday

Details: Create your own small kahili pa‘a lima, a hand-held feather standard. Kahili are a form of Hawaiian leatherwork that traditionally acknowledged a person’s status and genealogy and offered spiritual protection. Free, but park fees apply.

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

THURSDAY, April 26

FINANCING FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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

When: 9 a.m. Thursday

Details: If you need a small-business loan or line of credit, attend this free workshop. Business bankers and business advisers will answer questions and provide information about how to obtain financing, key elements of a loan package and options available for financing. Register at www.hisbdc.org by Wednesday (April 25).

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

FRIDAY, April 27

LITTLE FIRE ANT MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

Where: Hawaii Department of Agriculture, 16 E. Lanikaula St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Friday

Details: Free monthly workshop focused primarily on residents who want to manage little fire ants around their homes. Starts with some ant biology basics, then participants are guided through the various management techniques including practical

demonstrations of how to mix and apply the HAL gel bait. Book early, as past clinics have been well-attended; limited seats available. You must email or call the contact person below to book a spot.

Contact: Heather Forester, 315-5656, heather.forester@littlefireants.com

COMING

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

FREE DATABASES AND ONLINE CLASSES

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

When: 6 p.m. April 30

Details: Learn about these unique and free services offered through the Hawaii State Library System from the comfort of home using your library card. Databases offer free services such as ebooks, audiobooks, emagazines, online language learning, online certificate programs, ancestry research and much more. Attendees are encouraged to bring a device, on which they can try out some of these wonderful resources, and a valid library card. All ages welcome; children ages 12 and younger need to be accompanied by an adult.

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

IPAD 2 FOR SENIORS

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

When: 9 a.m. May 2-3

Details: Hands-on, in-depth look at the 30-plus apps that come on your iPad. This class assumes you already know the basics about using the iPad and want to learn more to become an intermediate/power user. Bring your iPad and Apple ID and password. Cost is $50; daily parking fee $3. Limit four students.

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

EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION WORKSHOP

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

When: 8:30 a.m. May 4

Details: Training explores how everyone wants to be recognized, appreciated, thanked and rewarded for their professional contributions. Discover what is gained when regular, positive acknowledgment is active within an organization or team. For registration, tuition and scholarship information, call the number below or visit www.hawaiimediation.org.

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

LEARN THE SECRETS TO GROWING GIANT FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

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

When: 10 a.m. May 5

Details: Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn from experienced growers. RSVP requested.

Contact: Becky Settlage, 969-8213, settlage@hawaii.edu

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

ZENTANGLE BLENDED BLOOMS

Where: Hawaii Creative Retreats Studio, 614 Kilauea Ave., Suite 103, No. 25, Hilo

When: 1 p.m. May 6

Details: Combine patterns to create unique flowers and sunbursts. No experience necessary; all materials included. Cost is $30; class size limited. Register at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.

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

WHAT IS ASTROLOGY?

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

When: 5 p.m. May 8

Details: Astrology is the study of the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies and how these influence human affairs and terrestrial events. Come and learn more.

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

KAPA MAKING WITH ROEN HUFFORD

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

When: 9 a.m. May 19

Details: Traditional Hawaiian paper making with home-grown wauke. Learn how to beat and process wauke into paper cloth. Visit www.ehcc.org to register.

Contact: Kanani Daley, 961-5711, kdaley@ehcc.org

CREATIVE RETREAT — AFFIRMATIONS AND BODY SCRUBS

Where: Hawaii Creative Retreats Studio, 614 Kilauea Ave., Suite 103, No. 25, Hilo

When: 2 p.m. May 20

Details: Learn about the power of personal affirmations and make your own natural body scrubs. All materials included. Space limited. Cost is $25. Register at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.

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

SEW SIMPLE — PARTY BUNTING

Where: Hawaii Creative Retreats Studio, 614 Kilauea Ave., Suite 103, No. 25, Hilo

When: 2 p.m. May 27

Details: Bring your own sewing machine and a yard of cotton fabric; all other materials included. Space limited. Cost is $20. Register online at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.

Contact: Sara Krosch, 520-389-0620, hawaiicreativeretreats@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 21

NATIONAL ACTIVE AND RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

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

When: 1 p.m. today

Details: Meets the third Saturday of each month. Come enjoy the fellowship and see how to protect earned federal benefits for active and retired federal employees. Come with brown bag lunch at noon and enjoy fellowship before the meeting.

Contact: Bob Arthurs, 990-4840, bobarthurs@me.com

THURSDAY, April 26

SIERRA CLUB

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Thursday

Details: Join our monthly meeting to talk story about environmental issues near and far. Potluck followed by meeting at 6 p.m. Please be a Zero Hero (zero waste) and bring your own plate, cup, etc., if you can.

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

COMING

SENIORS OF PARADISE MEETING

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

When: 9:30 a.m. May 7

Details: Business meeting to be followed by May Day is Lei Day. Come make a head lei to celebrate. We also will be hosting a speaker from Voter Registration who will be registering voters for the coming election. A potluck lunch follows. First Monday of each month. Anyone 55 and older is welcome to attend.

Contact: Gail Lakritz, 498-4361, sassyfighter@gmail.com

Health

TODAY, April 21

2018 WALK TO CURE ARTHRITIS HILO

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

When: 7 a.m. today

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. today

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

FRIDAY, April 27

NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP

Where: Oki Conference Room, 688 Kinoole St., Suite 115A, Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Details: Monthly support group that helps people gain understanding and empathy for loved ones living with and recovering from mental illness. Join us to learn more, connect with others and feel empowered.

Contact: Carol Denis, 935-0615, caroldhilo@gmail.com

COMING

AUTHOR TALK WITH NEENA ROUMELL, PH.D.

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

When: 5 p.m. May 2

Details: Roumell will present and talk about her new book, “Attachment Fathering,” which reaches out to new parents to help strengthen the bond between fathers and babies and reinforce the opportunity for strong attachments and sensitive parenting.

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

THE BASICS OF ALZHEIMER’S

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

When: 5 p.m. May 16

Details: If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts. Presentation will cover symptoms and effects of Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia, causes and risk factors, how to find out if it’s Alzheimer’s disease, benefits of early detection, treatment and ways the Alzheimer’s Association can help.

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

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

TUESDAY, April 24

PAJAMA STORYTIME

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

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday

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

WEDNESDAY, April 25

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. Wednesday

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

COMING

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

THURSDAY, April 26

VOLUNTEER AT KIPUKAPUAULU

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Thursday

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

LALAKEA TRAILS CLEANUP

Where: Parking lot at Lokoaka Street

When: 9 a.m. May 5

Details: Join Leleiwi Community Association members in maintaining three jungle trails that lead to pristine, cool lagoons. Bring your suit to swim afterward. Tools, gloves and mosquito repellant provided. Wear covered-toed shoes and work clothes. All abilities welcome.

Contact: Sarah Moon, rainloversarah@gmail.com, 935-3475

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

COMING

COMMUNITY DINNER

Where: VFW Post 3820, 15-775 Maluhia Road, Nanawale Estates

When: 6 p.m. April 28

Details: Fish-fry dinner includes baked potato, coleslaw, dinner roll and desserts. Donation of $10. Dine in or take out. Canteen opens at 5 p.m. All welcome.

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

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 21

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES

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

When: 10 a.m. today

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

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

FRIDAY, April 27

LUCKY LIZARD BAND

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

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Details: Enjoy live music from country to soft rock for your dancing and listening pleasure. Cover charge is $5. Food plates and beverages will be available for purchase.

Contact: Richard Robbins, 965-01332, robbinsr006@hawaii.rr.com

COMING

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES

Where: Merriman’s, 65-1227 Opelo Road, Waimea

When: 2 p.m. April 28

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

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

HUI KAKO‘O BENEFIT CONCERT SERIES

Where: Keauhou Shopping Center, 78-6831 Alii Drive, No. 232, Kailua-Kona

When: 5 p.m. April 28

Details: Enjoy the music of Mauka Soul followed by Na Hoku Hanohano award-winning slack key guitarist John Keawe. Admission is two cans of food that will be donated to the Food Basket. Bring more than two cans and get an entry form for a chance to win a prize from one of the concert sponsors.

Contact: Tasha, 369-1587, publicrelations@6pillarsmarketing.com

MARK YAMANAKA AND KRIS FUCHIGAMI CONCERT

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. April 28

Details: Yamanaka, Hilo’s own falsetto champion and multiple Na Hoku Hanohano award winner, teams up with Fuchigami, also a Hilo native, known for his astounding licks on the ukulele, to bring you a special evening of Hawaiian music. Mehana Brewery beers will be available for purchase.

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

“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

JOINT AUTHORS READING

Where: Volcano Garden Arts, 19-3834 Old Volcano Road, Volcano

When: 4 p.m. May 5

Details: Volcano writers Bryan Furer, Lehua Wells and Janet Carpenter will be joined by Waimea writers Eliza Cahill, Cecilia Johansen, Joy Fisher and Jada Tan Rufo. After the readings, audience members will have an opportunity to question the writers about their work and writing lives. Pupus and wine will be served.

Contact: Joy Fisher, 238-0551, jfisher979@yahoo.ca

WE ARE N2 DANCE CONCERT

Where: YWCA, 145 Ululani St., Hilo

When: 2 and 7 p.m. May 5

Details: N2 Dance proudly presents a dance and vocal concert showcasing 60 talented dancers and singers. The show will feature performances in hip-hop, b-boy, jazz, contemporary, hula, vocals and song and dance. A food concession and silent auction also will be held to support company students who are competing in dance and vocal competitions in Honolulu and San Diego this summer. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $5 from company members and at Big Island Book Buyers, Keaau Natural Foods and Pahoa Used Books; tickets are $10 at the door.

Contact: Angela Woods, 895-4744, info@n2-dance.com

HULA KAHIKO

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

When: 10:30 a.m. 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

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

CABARET AND ART AT THE BLACK BOX

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

When: 9 p.m. May 25

Details: Michael Stevens sings songs by Sondheim, Cole Porter, John Lennon and more. Danielle Dawn provides an interactive art installation. Come for late night entertainment and fun. Drink local coffee, awa and teas. Snack on locally made desserts while enjoying the cool late night ambience of Hilo’s newest entertainment venue. Part of the proceeds of this event will go to the Hanai Hamakua Adoption and Foster Care Ministry and Center Stage Dance Alliance. Cover of $5.

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

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

FABULOUS FABLES OF INDIA: MYTH AND MUSIC

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

When: 4:30 p.m. May 30

Details: Program combines storytelling and music to recount the story and raga of Durga, a goddess of India and South Asia who is celebrated for 10 days every year. Take a journey to India accompanied by an ensemble of storytellers, dancers and musicians. The group will bring to life three tales of heroism, romanticism and grit, featuring classical Indian ragas on North Indian instruments.

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

All Kine Stuffs

TODAY, April 21

10TH ANNUAL KA’U COFFEE FESTIVAL

Where: Multiple venues

When: Today through 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. today and Sunday

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

HONOKOHAU HARBOR MARKET

Where: Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club, Honokohau Harbor, Kailua-Kona

When: 8 a.m. today

Details: There will be boat hardware and accessories, diving equipment, arts and crafts, clothing, fishing gear as well as food and beverages. Also, fishing tackle, lures and lure-making items from the Jim Rizzutto estate will be available. Market helps support the Hawaii Fishing and Boating Association in its efforts to improve Honokohau Harbor and other small boat harbors throughout the state.

Contact: Sylvie Madison, 430-5563, info@biggamelureshawaii.com

13TH ANNUAL LAUPAHOEHOE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Where: Laupahoehoe Point Beach Park, Highway 19, Laupahoehoe

When: 9 a.m. today

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. today

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. today

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. today

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

ORCHIDLAND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION GENERAL MEMBERSHIP SEMIANNUAL MEETING

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

When: Check-in begins at 2 p.m., meeting at 2:30 p.m. today

Details: All Orchidland lot owners encouraged to attend. In order to vote, MRMA must be paid. Mail-in ballots are due May 15.

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

“THE LEISURE SEEKER”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

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

Details: Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing. 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

SUNDAY, April 22

THE SOUND OF SOUL

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

When: Noon on Sunday

Details: What do you seek as a spiritual adventurer? Whatever it is, you have your own name for it — truth, peace, happiness, spiritual freedom. But something inside you holds to a hope that there is an answer to life’s endless twists and turns. Open to all faiths and ages. Nondenominational community event.

Contact: Evangeline, 498-4455, 333evangeline@gmail.com

PARTY AT THE PARK — GROW A HEALTHY COMMUNITY TOGETHER

Where: Kaiwiki Park, 2391 Kaiwiki Road, Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Sunday

Details: Join neighbors for free food samples, fitness classes, kids activities, water slides, health demonstrations, live music and more. Parking is limited.

Contact: Dan Lindsay, 933-9313, danl@hawaiiantel.net

MONDAY, April 23

“REMEMBERING HENRY ‘OPUKAHA‘IA”

Where: Lyman Museum, 276 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Monday; 3 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Descendant Deborah Lee discusses her ancestor’s life and the return of na iwi from New England to Hawaii. Will be followed by a short, one-man play by Moses Goods recalling ‘Opukaha‘ia’s young life in flashback. Cost is $3; free for museum members.

Contact: Lyman Museum, 935-5021, www.lymanmuseum.org

TUESDAY, April 24

GETTING A HANDLE ON RAPID OHIA DEATH

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Details: J.B. Friday, extension forester with the University of Hawaii, will share the current understanding of rapid ohia death, how affected forests are being managed and what you can do to avoid spreading the disease. Free, but park fees apply.

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

REMEMBERING AND PROTECTING THE VULNERABLE

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

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Details: The Interfaith Communities in Action will mark the passing of the latest victims of domestic violence with a short ceremony followed by a presentation about preventing violence in the home.

Contact: Paul, 965-5550, info@interfaithhawaii.org

THURSDAY, April 26

“BERKELEY IN THE SIXTIES”

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

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Details: The America in Crisis Series presents the film that captured the roiling issues of the 1960s that started on the Berkeley campus. The timely importance of this documentary is that the same issues are causing agony throughout America today. Discussion follows the film.

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

THE SANDALWOOD TRADE IN HAWAII: UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES

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

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Details: Paul Field, a retired professor of history at Windward Community College on Oahu, will discuss how the sandalwood trade affected relations between commoners and chiefs, altered the concept of mana and led to the first official interference of the United States government in the affairs of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Free, although a $5 donation to Volcano Art Center is appreciated.

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

MAPPING CHANGE AT THE MAUNAKEA SUMMIT

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

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

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

FRIDAY, April 27

SEVENTH ANNUAL BIG ISLAND CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL

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

When: 9 a.m. Friday and April 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. Friday and 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 Friday; 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

SILENT MOVIE NIGHT

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Details: Screening of the 1927 black-and-white film “Wings,” with live organ accompaniment by Tommy Stark. “Wings” is the first winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture. “With World War I afoot, David Armstrong and Jack Powell join the military with an eye toward flying American fighter planes. They leave behind Mary Preston, a local girl who’s in love with David but committed to Jack. Dispatched to France as newly minted pilots, the men take to the skies in one of the war’s climactic air battles, and as frantic Mary longs for the safe return of both men, one pays the ultimate price for his bravery.”

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

COMING

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FAIR

Where: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1373 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 7 a.m. April 28

Details: Are you prepared for the next hurricane, tsunami, earthquake, flooding, power outage, lava flow, house fire, loss of employment, pandemic or dock worker strike? Learn how you can be more ready.

Contact: Angie Woods, 796-9754, AngieWoods@ldspublicaffairs.org

HPP RADIO DAY

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

When: 9 a.m. April 28

Details: Everyone invited. Learn about ham radio and see live demonstrations of radio technology. Free. For information, contact Mike Stratton (KH6PAC) at jefffan@hotmail.com.

Contact: Russell Roberts, 962-5304, kh6jrm@gmail.com

KA‘U UNITY CELEBRATION

Where: Ka’u District Gym, 96-1149 Kamani St., Pahala,

When: 10 a.m. April 28

Details: A community event dedicated to showcasing youth talents in the areas of art, dance, music and drama.

Contact: Elijah Navarro, 928-3102, kaucollective@gmail.com

POETRY AT BASICALLY BOOKS

Where: Basically Books, 1672 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 2 p.m. April 28

Details: Kimberly Dark’s new book of poetry, “Love and Errors,” will be

available. Dark also will share her work and sign copies of the book. Joining Dark will be Tanya Yamanaka Aynessazian, Jim Larsen, Alex Stitt and Zach Street, each reading from the new book and sharing a bit of their own work.

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

ORCHIDLAND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION SEMIANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

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

When: 2 p.m. April 28

Details: Potluck social event. More information at www.Orchidland.org.

Contact: Steve Lyon, 464-5598, OrchidlandCommunityAssociation@gmail.com

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

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

WAIAKEA HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR AWARDS

Where: Waiakea High School cafeteria, 155 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. May 1

Details: Students in the class of 2018 will be honored for their distinguished achievements in academics and service. Department awards, special honors and scholarships will be presented. Light refreshments; all welcome.

Contact: Donna Tanabe, 974-4888, donna_tanabe@notes.k12.hi.us

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

AUTHOR BOOK-SIGNING

Where: Life Care Center, 944 W. Kawailani St., Hilo

When: 9:15 a.m. May 5

Details: John Fisher, a former English and Latin teacher at Kamehameha Schools, will sign copies of his book, “The Blessing of Pequea Sam.”

Contact: Mark Mann, 959-9151, mark_mann@LCCA.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

BIG ISLAND COIN CLUB SPRING 2018 COLLECTIBLES, ANTIQUE AND COIN SHOW

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

When: 9 a.m. May 6

Details: Everyone is invited. This show brings together collectors and dealers of all types, showcasing a wide variety of collectibles including coins and currency, Hawaiiana, sports cards, postcards, collectible bottles, comic books, fine jewelry and various other antiques. Free admission. Hourly door prizes.

Contact: Andrew Burian, 825-1480, asburian@live.com

INCREDIBLE INDIA! FROM A TRAVELER’S PERSPECTIVE

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

When: 6 p.m. May 7

Details: A fun and interesting talk about the trials and tribulations as a traveler in India, including experiences with the culture, food, language, geographic landscape and more. Learn about art and how it is reflected in daily life.

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

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

HAWAII BALLROOM DANCE ASSOCIATION EAST HAWAII CHAPTER 29TH ANNIVERSARY BALL: “PASSION FOR DANCE”

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

When: 5:30 p.m. May 12

Details: Dance to a variety of waltz, tango, samba, foxtrot, rumba, cha-cha, swing, hustle, bachata, line dances and more. Cost per person is $25, which includes dinner. Tickets can be purchased from chapter members. Semiformal attire.

Contact: Andrea Kunimura, 443-35489, kuni397@yahoo.com

DOGGY MOMMY DAY

Where: Lili‘uokalani Gardens, Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 2 p.m. May 13

Details: Celebrate your furry children and the love they give you every day. Meet on the sidewalk near the Japanese tea house. Event will include a group walk, doggy love discussion, Q & A for all dog-related behaviors and issues, free training leashes and advice and meaty treats.

Contact: Carl F. Oguss, 333-8436, easthawaiidogpsychologycenter@yahoo.com

HULA ARTS AT KILAUEA: ALOHA FRIDAY PROGRAM

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. 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

HULA ARTS AT KILAUEA: NA MEA HULA DEMONSTRATION

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. 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

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: Sidewalk nearest to the teahouse, 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. Mondays and 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

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