Community Calendar for June 13

*NOTE: Check availability and location of all Hawaii Volcanoes National Park events.

OUTLOOK: PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

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

When: Regular center hours through June 29

Details: These responsive photographs are reminiscent of time and place, framing a perspective of people to the landscape they live within. This collection of work from individual artists imparts insight of the social participation, conscious and unconscious, with place. Each image inquires how the human element develops or poses obstacles for the dissemination of culture and visceral knowledge of land, our collective home.

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

POINTILLISM PAINTING FOR CHILDREN

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

When: 1:30 p.m. today

Details: Pointillism is a painting technique of small dots that when put together in large amounts can create an image or pattern. Free and open to ages 6-12. All materials will be supplied. Earn a summer reading raffle ticket for attending.

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

MOVIE NIGHT: “BLUE HAWAII”

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

When: 5 p.m. today

Details: Join us for lots of singing, surfing and fun in this Elvis classic.

Contact: Claire Seu, 933-8890, claire.seu@librarieshawaii.org

PRESCHOOL STORY AND CRAFT HOUR

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

When: 10 a.m. Thursdays through July 12

Details: Each week’s program will be associated with making music for keiki.

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

SPECIAL STORYTIME

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

When: 10:30 a.m. Thursday

Details: Join special guests from the Ka Paalana Program for a Hawaiian story and activity. Ka Paalana is a Hawaiian traveling preschool that supports the community by offering this special Hawaiian-themed story time. Free for all ages; caregivers are encouraged to attend.

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

HAWAII PHOTO SHOOTERS

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

When: 6 p.m Thursday

Details: Club members Susan Miyasaka and Rick Decker will present “Making Slide Shows” and demonstrate two different software packages (one for PC and one for Mac). Susan will use images taken on a recent cruise around the British Isles. Free and open to the public.

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

HULA ARTS AT KILAUEA: ALOHA FRIDAY PROGRAM

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Friday and 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: Anisha Clay, 967-8222, anisha@volcanoartcenter.org

CHRISTY SOARES PERFORMS

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

When: 1 p.m. Friday

Details: Live acoustic music. Great food, great people, great music.

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

DROP-IN OHANA CRAFT

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

When: 1 p.m. Fridays through July 13

Details: Craft with your keiki during the summer reading program.

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

“TULLY”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

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

Details: Doors open 30 minutes before each showing. Rated R. Marlo, a mother of three, including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother. While at first hesitant to accept the extravagance, she comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising and sometimes challenging young nanny, Tully.

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

HILO HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENT

Where: Hilo Recycling and Transfer Station

When: 7:30 a.m. Saturday

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

BEACH AND YOGA CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

Where: Hale Halawai Park, 75-5760 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona

When: 9 a.m. Saturday

Details: Gentle yoga and talk-story with other cancer warriors and caregivers.

Contact: Hui Malama Ola Na Oiwi, 969-9220, contact@hmono.org

INSPIRED FIGURE DRAWING WITH ROSE ADARE

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

When: 10 a.m. Saturday

Details: A variety of drawing techniques will be covered. Learn how different music influences your drawings and how stance and movement also can play a role. Cost is $65 or $60 for VAC members, plus a $10 model fee. Students are asked to bring a pen, notebook, drawing materials such as charcoal, pencil and erasers and a large pad of paper at least 11-by-14 inches. To register, call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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

MAKE YOUR OWN SAUERKRAUT & KOMBUCHA

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

When: 10 a.m. Saturday

Details: Each participant will take home their own finished products. This informative and engaging workshop will leave you prepared to make your own ferments at home. All supplies and organic ingredients provided. No cooking skills necessary. Cost is $55 or $50 for VAC members. Pre-registration required; call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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

HULA KAHIKO

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

When: 10:30 a.m. Saturday and 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

HULA ARTS AT KILAUEA: NA MEA HULA DEMONSTRATION

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Saturday and 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

OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP

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

When: 11:30 a.m. Saturday

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

WIRE WRAPPING ROCKS: A CLASS FOR TWEENS AND TEENS

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

When: Noon on Saturday

Details: Teens ages 12-18 are invited to participate. Supplies are limited and registration is required. Free; library will supply all materials.

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

CREATIVE RETREAT — PAPER QUILLING ROSES

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

When: 2 p.m. Saturday

Details: Learn to create beautiful roses from strips of paper. All materials, tools and refreshments included. Cost is $25; register at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.

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

2018 BON DANCE FESTIVAL

Where: Honomu Henjoji Mission (Odaishisan), 28-1668 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Honomu

When: 5 p.m. Saturday

Details: The public is invited to the annual Hatsubon, obon service and obon dance, with services followed by the obon dance.

Contact: Bishop Clark Watanabe, 963-6318, chwatanabe@mac.com

TROPIC CARE 2018

Where: Keaau High School, 16-725 Keaau-Pahoa Road, Keaau

When: 8 a.m. Monday through June 20 and June 22-23 and 25-28

Details: The Oahu-based 1984th U.S. Army Hospital will conduct an Innovative Readiness Training mission providing medical care to underserved communities of Hawaii. Free services for all ages; no identification or insurance needed. Services include medical health screenings, school sports physicals, dental services, eye exams, hearing screenings, nutritional services, veteran services, prescription eye glasses. This is a first-come, first-served event. Be prepared for a long wait. Free food for ages 3-18 between 7:45 and 8:15 a.m. and 12-12:30 p.m.

Contact: Tracey Wise, 933-0911, tracey.wise@doh.hawaii.gov

10 WEEKS OF WELLNESS — SELF-DISCOVERY THROUGH ART

Where: 122 Haili St., Suite 7, Hilo

When: 4 p.m. beginning Monday

Details: Participants create, build, make or design art with the intent of better understanding and correcting their distorted thinking. Program designed to enhance healing, sustain recovery and personal growth.

Contact: Paula Vickery, 959-8785, pvickery@hawaii.rr.com

“SHIPWRECKED! RESCUED BY JESUS” VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Monday through June 22

Details: Children from age 3 to ninth grade will participate in fun-filled activities, learning that Jesus is the One who lights our way and gives us hope for each new day. There will be songs, skits, crafts, Bible stories, games and ono dinner. Free. Call the church for registration details.

Contact: Lyndell Lindsey, 935-4847, janeoboyd@msn.com

DATABASE AND EBOOK TRAINING

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

When: 6 p.m. Monday

Details: Learn about databases, ebooks and audiobooks just for kids and teens. Open to all ages.

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

HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE BANDSTAND

Where: Mooheau Bandstand, 329 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Tuesday and June 26

Details: Halau Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna on Tuesday and June 12; Bert Naihe with Noe Noe Kekaualua performs June 19; members of Haku Lei, including H. Ka‘anana, K. Mauga and L. Lassiter, perform June 26. Come for this free lively hour of music and hula, including a lei-making workshop. All welcome.

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

MAGIC CAMP IX

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: Noon on Tuesday through June 22

Details: Four days of magical fun. Magic Camp is a performance magic program that emphasizes goal achievement, self-esteem building, positive attitudes, poise and teamwork. Cost is $80 per child and includes all magic tricks, props and learning materials.

Contact: Bruce Meyers, 982-9294, info@brucemeyers.com

COMING

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES PERFORM

Where: Hilo Farmers Market

When: 10 a.m. June 20

Details: Live acoustic music. Great food, great people, great music.

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

MAKE IT, TAKE IT: CD COASTERS

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

When: 4:45 p.m. June 20

Details: Drop by and make this easy and useful craft from an old CD. Come for some fun while helping the environment at the same time.

Contact: Claire Seu, 933-8890, claire.seu@librarieshawaii.org

COLLAGE YOUR SONG WITH ADOBE SPARK

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

When: 5 p.m. June 20

Details: Teens 12-18 are invited to pick their favorite song and create a music collage on the computer. Prizes will be awarded to each artist and winner who can guess the song title. Free.

Contact: Mark Kishaba, 933-8890, mark.kishaba@librarieshawaii.org

JAZZ NIGHT AT THE PALACE

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. June 21

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

Contact: Sheron Bee, 9347010, info@hilopalace.com

GROUNDWATER HYDROLOGY OF MAUNAKEA AND HAWAII ISLAND

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

When: 7 p.m. June 21

Details: Donald Thomas, director of the Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes, will present the results of more than two decades of research into Hawaii Island’s groundwater systems. His research has shown that the island contains far more stored groundwater than was originally thought, and that groundwater flow within the island follows complex pathways from the soil to the shoreline. He will discuss the implications of his findings for future management of Hawaii’s water supplies.

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

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH — LEI MAKING WITH KAIPO AH CHONG

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. 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

“AMERICAN ANIMALS”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. June 22, 24-26; 2:30 p.m. June 24

Details: Doors open 30 minutes before each showing. Spencer and Warren dream of remarkable lives beyond their middle-class suburban existence. They head off to colleges in the same town, haunted by the fear they might never be special in any way. Spencer is given a tour of his school’s incredibly rare book collection and describes it all to Warren. Suddenly, it hits them — they could pull off one of the most audacious art thefts in recent history, from the university’s special collections library. Convinced they can get away with it, they recruit two other friends. Suddenly, the dance of knowing what happens if they cross the line becomes all-consuming.

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

MAKING A HANDMADE BOOK

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

When: 10 a.m. June 23-24

Details: Learn how to make various types of books. Asian bookbinding methods such as stab binding and tortoise-shell binding also will be taught. No previous bookmaking experience required. Photographers, printmakers, illustrators, graphic designers, writers and anyone interested in creating a softcover book are welcome. Deadline to register is June 18. Cost is $100 for members, $120 for nonmembers. Supply fee is $30 (submitted to instructor on the first day). To register, visit ehcc.org.

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

POLLINATOR WEEK PROGRAM FOR KIDS

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

When: 1:30 p.m. June 23

Details: Jonathan B. Koch with the UH-Hilo Department of Biology will present a children’s program in celebration of Pollinator Week. Learn about the importance of bees. Free and suitable for all ages.

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

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES PERFORM

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

When: 2 p.m. June 23 and 30

Details: Live acoustic music. Great food, great people, great music.

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

CREATIVE RETREAT — MANDALA MAGNETS

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

When: 2 p.m. June 24

Details: Create intricate, unique designs one dot at a time. Materials, tools and refreshments included. Cost is $25; register at www.hawaiicreativevretreats.com.

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

SUMMER ART EXPLORATION CAMP

Where: Malamalama Waldorf School, 3 HC, Keaau

When: 8 a.m. June 25-Aug. 3

Details: If your child is interested in exploring different art medians and techniques, this is a great summer program to attend.

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

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS HAWAII COUNTY CANDIDATE FORUM

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

When: 5 p.m. June 25

Details: Focus on state Senate District 4 and lieutenant governor races. There also will be a voter registration opportunity at this event, and a food truck will have refreshments. Free.

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

A PEACE CORPS TALE: FARMING IN THE GAMBIA, WEST AFRICA

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

When: 6 p.m. June 25

Details: Learn how the men and women of The Gambia do it in this talk about West African farming and culture. Gambia is known for its friendly people, large river and diverse cultural practices, including peanut, cashew and rice cultivation. Attendees will be able to see tools used by West African farmers, sample food from the region and learn local language (Mandinka) proverbs. Open to all ages.

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

10 WAYS TO LOVE YOUR BRAIN

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

When: 5 p.m. June 26

Details: These fun suggestions are based on the latest research and growing evidence that indicates people can reduce their risk of memory loss by adopting certain healthy lifestyle habits. Combine all of these habits to achieve maximum benefit for the brain and body.

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

PAJAMA JAMMIE JAM

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

When: 6 p.m. June 26

Details: Aunty Marsha will host this special story time before bedtime in the children’s room of the library. Get comfy and cozy with bedtime stories and music as you wind down your busy day. All ages welcome; bedtime attire encouraged. You can even bring a blanket and pillow.

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

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

“THE SEAGULL”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. June 29 and July 2-3; 2:30 p.m. July 1

Details: Doors open 30 minutes before each showing. Rated PG13. One summer at a lakeside Russian estate, friends and family gather for a weekend in the countryside. While everyone is caught up in passionately loving someone who loves somebody else, a tragicomedy unfolds about art, fame, human folly and the eternal desire to live a purposeful life.

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

SOFT PASTEL STILL LIFE WORKSHOP WITH PATTI PEASE JOHNSON

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

When: 9 a.m. June 30

Details: Learn about the different types of pastels, different papers, fixing and mounting on paper and backing. Students will complete a 10-by-12-inch project. Cost is $50 or $45 for VAC members, plus a $10 supply fee per person. Beginner and intermediate artists welcome. To register, call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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

WATERCOLOR MONOPRINTS WITH MOLLY AUBREY

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

When: 10 a.m. June 30

Details: Learn many techniques, including preparing a matrix, applying watercolors to create various effects and printing by hand with the printing press. Students can work abstractly or representationally, and receive technical and conceptual guidance based on personal goals and interests. Open to all levels. Deadline to register is June 22. Cost is $75 for members, $95 for nonmembers. To register, visit ehcc.org.

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

MUSIC ENSEMBLE WITH KOZMO MIMZI

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

When: 1 p.m. June 30

Details: Create, dance and sing. Mimzi will demonstrate how to make homemade musical instruments out of recycled items. Make your own instrument to take home. Free; all supplies will be provided. Children younger than 5 must be accompanied by an adult.

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

BON DANCE

Where: Honomu Hongwanji, 281658 Government Main Road, Honomu

When: 6 p.m. June 30

Details: Hatsubon service followed by bon dance at 7 p.m. Concession booth will be available.

Contact: Robert Mento, 964-5359, malie53@hawaii.rr.com

SUMMER MOVIE MATINEE: “COCO”

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

When: 3 p.m. July 3

Details: Cool off in the children’s room and enjoy a movie for free. Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events.

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

HULA VOICES

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. 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. July 6, Aug. 3, Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2 and Dec. 7

Details: Volcano musician Wes Awana invites visitors and kama‘aina 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

CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES FROM THE PARADISE STUDIO TOUR ARTIST COLLECTIVE

Where: Wailoa Art Center, 200 Piopio St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. July 6 (opening reception); on display during regular center hours July 7-26

Details: A showcase of some of the collective’s finest works in clay, fiber, oil/acrylics/watercolor, glass, jewelry and photography. Featuring new ideas and directions you might not have seen from the Hawaiian Paradise Park Studio Tour, which is hosted each December. The Fountain Gallery also will feature students’ work from Keaau High School and the Hawaii Academy of Art and Science. Free.

Contact: Patti Pease Johnson, 966-8861, pattij3@hawaiiantel.net

ICE CREAM AND DINOSAURS

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

When: Noon on July 7

Details: Children who have completed the 1,000 minutes or more goal for the 2018 Summer Reading Program are invited to a special ice cream and dinosaurs activity program. A registration ticket is required as proof that the reading minutes benchmark was achieved. Children 5 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

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

FIRST TAKE WITH “SCIENCE FRIDAY”

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

When: 7:30 p.m. July 7

Details: Lively conversations between the host of public radio’s “Science Friday,” Ira Flatow, and scientists doing research on Hawaii Island are taped for future national broadcast. Also Q&A with audience and music from Red Water Trio. For ages 12 and older. Tickets at bit.ly/scifrihi.

Contact: Phyllis Look, 955-8821, plook@hawaiipublicradio.org

GUITAR PICK CRAFT: TWEEN AND TEENS

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

When: 3 p.m. July 10

Details: Create your own guitar picks using a special pick punch stapler in celebration of the summer reading theme, “Libraries Rock.” Participants design their own picks using special pens and designs.

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

SUMMER DANCE CLASSES

Where: Church of the Holy Cross

When: 7 p.m. Wednesdays, July 11-Sept. 12

Details: Try something new this summer. Singles and couples welcome. Learn the Night Club two-step, American tango and waltz II. Annual membership fee is $15; each class is $6. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. Summer dance will be Aug. 11 at Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale.

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

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.

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 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

HIP-HOP AND LITERACY WITH MR. KNEEL

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

When: 4 p.m. July 17

Details: Free. Neil McIntyre, a professional speaker, hip-hop emcee, beatboxer and all-around goofball, shares his love for reading through beatbox and rhyme. He uses his talents to encourage and uplift children of all ages. Program suitable for ages 5 and older. Children must be accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver.

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

PANAEWA FARMERS MARKET

Where: 363 Railroad Ave., Hilo

When: 7 a.m. July 21

Details: The market reopens, featuring local produce and Hawaii-made products. On-site parking available. Hosted on Saturdays.

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

SECOND ANNUAL OHIA LOVE FESTIVAL

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

When: 9 a.m. Aug. 26

Details: The goal of this free public event is to celebrate ohia and promote awareness about this important tree. Talks, demonstrations and educational booths will promote ways everyone can help prevent the spread of rapid ohia death. There also will be crafts, games, prizes, a photo booth, live music, hula, food vendors and free access to ‘Imiloa center and planetarium.

Contact: Ambyr Mokiao-Lee, 989-7222, ambyr@hawaii.edu

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

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

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

ZUMBA FITNESS

Where: Church of the Holy Apostles, 1407 Kapiolani St., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: Free. Feel stronger, younger and healthier. Safe, easy-to-follow cardio dancing to Latin-inspired and contemporary hits.

Contact: Dee Torres, 938-9101, dtorres@hawaiiantel.net

HAVE FUN WITH WATERCOLOR

Where: Ben Franklin, 333 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: Experimental and traditional techniques to bring the fun of watercolor to your eyes and hands. No previous experience necessary. Supply list given during the first class. For ages 11 and older. Cost is $17.50 per two-hour class.

Contact: Joy, 935-0005, tinacintron.art@gmail.com

LIFE DRAWING

Where: Kukuau Studio, 43 Kukuau St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: The Hilo Artists Hui has moved to a new location for this weekly event. Working with a live model is a great way to sharpen your drawing skills. Cost is $10 per session. Bring your own drawing supplies, including a drawing board or easel. If younger than 18 years old, you must have parental permission to attend.

Contact: Robert Weiss, 557-0097, scrimdog@gmail.com

INTRO TO AIKIDO

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

When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Details: Exercise your body, mind and spirit with this Japanese martial art, which is 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. Special rate of $60 for this six-week session. Other class times for adults, teens and youth available; also a special $10 session of aikido exercise class for seniors.

Contact: Barbara Klein, 935-2454, AikidoOfHilo@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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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