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Arts & Exhibits

TODAY, Aug. 12

“UNDER THE MUSHROOM CLOUD”

Where: Hawaii Japanese Center, 751 Kanoelehua Ave., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. today

Details: Photographic exhibit that documents the devastation of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Sponsored by the East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai. Free admission.

Contact: Tom Goya, 934-9611, contact@hawaiijapanesecenter.com

COLLECTORS RECEPTION FEATURING CHRISTINA SKAGGS

Where: Tiffany’s Art Agency, 55-3435 Akoni Pule Highway, No. 9, Hawi

When: 5 p.m. today

Details: Enjoy an evening of creative conversation as you discover works of art by local artists, including our featured artist, Christina Skaggs of Hilo, whose work hangs in private and public collections around the world, including the entry to the spa at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.

Contact: Tiffany DeEtte Shafto, 747-5882, tiffany@tiffanysartagency.com

ART SHOW BY JULIE MELKO

Where: Pahoa Village Museum, 15-2929 Pahoa Village Road, Pahoa

When: 5 p.m. today

Details: Artist’s reception for the newest showing of art by Julie Melko, otherwise known as “Da Art Lady.” Melko has taught art as an offshoot of substitute teaching in the Puna District area schools for the last 31 years, and designed this show to reflect her processes. Reception coincides with Pahoa’s Second Saturday Art & Music Walk.

Contact: Sara Steiner, 936-9546, LaulimaPahoa@gmail.com

Classes

TODAY, Aug. 12

INSTANT DRAWING

Where: Ben Franklin, 333 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: Noon on Saturdays (through September)

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 can be found at the store or during the first class. You also can bring your own pencils, paper and drawing board.

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

SUNDAY, Aug. 13

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

MONDAY, Aug. 14

ZUMBA GOLD WITH TONING

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

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

Details: Low-impact workout, suitable for all levels. Get fit, get toned, get inspired.

Contact: Harriet Rocha, 959-6405

SELF-DEFENSE FITNESS CLASS

Where: Kohala Village Hub, 55-514 Hawi Road, Hawi

When: 9:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays

Details: Geared toward street-oriented self-defense and rooted in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Students will learn stance, footwork, striking techniques, defense and much more. For class schedule, visit www.kohalavillagehub.com.

Contact: Kohala Village Hub, 889-0404, info@kohalavillagehub.com

ZUMBA GOLD CHAIR

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

When: 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Details: Seated Zumba workout. Strengthen your core, increase your range of motion and stamina with this low-impact fitness class that offers the same benefits of Zumba Gold. All welcome.

Contact: Harriet Rocha, 640-3876

FAMILY YOGA

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 3 p.m. Mondays

Details: Keiki are free; adults $5. This all-levels free-flow class includes postures for the whole family, including age- and intensity level-appropriate variations to accommodate all of the students in the class, all while maintaining a playful sense of fun. Come as you are — crying babies, wild toddlers and ornery teenagers welcome.

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

AERIAL CLASSES

Where: Pacific Gymnastics 215B Railroad Ave., Hilo

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

Details: This open-level class will work on strength, flexibility and technique. Students will learn skills on different apparatuses including silks, hammock, straps and hoop. Preregistration required; visit www.bellaotoole.com.

Contact: Bella, 938-8002, mirabiliaaerialco@gmail.com

AIKIDO FOR ADULTS, BEGINNERS

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

When: 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 9 a.m. Wednesdays; 4:45 p.m. Sundays

Details: Learn aikido to exercise your mind, body and spirit; stretch, strengthen and protect yourself without harming others. Monthly fee is $60 for individuals, $90 for families. To register or for more information, visit AikidoOfHilo.org or stop by the dojo.

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

BEGINNING CHARLESTON DANCE

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

When: 8 p.m. Mondays

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

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

TUESDAY, Aug. 15

LISTENING AND SPEAKING FOR ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

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

When: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (testing)

Details: This intensive eight-week course helps prepare you for work or college. Small classes and experienced teachers. Three levels offered. Classes are Tuesday through Friday. Cost is $275 for residents.

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

READING AND VOCABULARY FOR ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

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

When: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (testing)

Details: This intensive eight-week course helps prepare you for work or college. Small classes and experienced teachers. Three levels offered. Classes are Tuesday through Friday. Cost is $275 for residents.

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

WRITING AND GRAMMAR FOR ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

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

When: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (testing)

Details: This intensive eight-week course helps prepare you for work or college. Small classes and experienced teachers. Three levels offered. Classes are Tuesday through Friday. Cost is $275 for residents.

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

WRITERS WORKSHOP

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

When: 12:30 p.m. (seasoned writers) and 4 p.m. (entry level) Tuesdays

Details: We write, read and get constructive feedback to become a more effective writer. We have a good core ongoing group for seasoned writers and an entry group for those who need to brush up. Sessions are 10 weeks. Cost is $90.

Contact: Dawn Hurwitz, 936-3046, dawnhurwitz@mac.com

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

HULA CLASS ON THE PORCH

Where: Shipman House Bed & Breakfast, 131 Kaiulani St., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: Taught by kumu Maile Yamanaka. For beginners and intermediates. A good-fun class for visitors and kamaaina. For adults; on donation basis. Call to confirm.

Contact: Barbara, 934-8002, bighouse@bigisland.com

COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE PREP COURSE (CDL)

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

When: 5 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Covers pre/post-trip inspections, control systems, basic vehicle operations, safe operator practices, driving in extreme conditions, handling and securing cargo, accident procedures and road skills practice. Schedule varies, call 934-2700 for more information. Register by Aug. 7.

Contact: Kelsey Okuda, 934-2780, kokuda@hawaii.edu

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

BLUES DANCE FUNDAMENTALS

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

When: 8 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: A perfect entry-level style for those just learning social partner dancing, while offering abundant challenges for experienced dancers. Each class intended to stand on its own. Drop-ins welcome. No partner necessary. Six-week session for $35; discounts for multiple classes or if you bring a new student. Drop-ins are $10.

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

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 16

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

KOBUKAN KENDO CLUB

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

When: 5 p.m. Wednesdays; 9 a.m. Saturdays

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: kobukan.kendo@gmail.com

THURSDAY, Aug. 17

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

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

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

FRIDAY, Aug. 18

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

COMING

INTRODUCTORY HALAI ENERGY HEALING WORKSHOP

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

When: 8 a.m. Aug. 19-20

Details: Discover ancient mysteries of the human aura and learn about the chakra system. Explore the body’s energy field to balance mind, body and spirit for yourself and others. Everyone welcome. No experience necessary. Cost is $295. Pre-registration required. Limited space available.

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

IPHONE 1 FOR SENIORS 50+

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

When: 9 a.m. Aug. 21 and 24

Details: Explore your settings, navigate, play with calendar, camera and photos, explore apps and multitasking. Have fun with phone and email. Provide own iPhone. Bring Apple ID and password. Cost is $60 plus $44 SeniorNet annual membership fee.

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

MICROSOFT WORD INTRODUCTION

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

When: 1 p.m. Aug. 22-23

Details: Covers the basics of word processing. Training funds are available to help with tuition. Call 934-2700 or visit www.ocethawcc.org for more information or to register.

Contact: Tiana Hirota, 934-2696, hirotat@hawaii.edu

FEARLESS ABSTRACT PAINTING

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

When: 10 a.m. Aug. 26

Details: Workshop covers basic overview of acrylic paints and mediums, the emotional language of color and so much more. Students will be encouraged to find and explore their own artistic style in a safe, supportive environment. No experience is necessary. Cost is $90 or $85 for VAC members plus a $15 supply fee. A list of additional materials will be provided to students upon registration and can be viewed online. To register, call or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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

BUDDHI YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 8; 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sept. 9; noon and 5:30 p.m. Sept. 10

Details: Starts by tuning in to the subtle energetic body then proceeds to explore the individual elements of the Buddhi Yoga system. This certification allows you to have the rights of the Buddhi Yoga level 1 teacher, to lead and teach classes commercially and independently, use of logo and brand name. Cost is $425.

Contact: Yoga Centered, 934-7233, frontdesk@yogacentered.com

Clubs

TODAY, Aug. 12

DAV CHAPTER NO. 6 HILO (DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS)

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

When: 11 a.m. today

Details: Dedicated to empowering veterans and their families by ensuring veterans have access to their full range of benefits. Free, professional assistance to veterans, their families and widows in obtaining these benefits, services and several outreach programs. Any man or woman, honorably discharged, who was wounded, gassed, injured or disabled in the line of duty during time of war, while in any branch of service or even still on active duty, are eligible for membership. Second Saturday of each month.

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

MONDAY, Aug. 14

KOREA VETERANS MONTHLY MEETING

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

When: 10 a.m. Monday

Details: Committee and agenda updates, Korean War Veterans Memorial status and disability reviews. Memorial plaque presentation.

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

SUNDAY, Aug. 6

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, 965-1391, gailbuck@yahoo.com

TUESDAY, Aug. 15

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

BIG ISLAND BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING

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

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Open to the public. Come learn about bees, beekeeping, pollination and how important bees are to food production and survival of our planet. Pupu potluck followed by a brief business meeting at 6:30 p.m. There is usually a bee-related presentation. This month, bring and share your favorite tool/tip/trick you use to care for your bees.

Contact: Jim Klyman, 982-7292, jbklyman@yahoo.com

THURSDAY, Aug. 17

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

COMING

ORCHIDLAND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION BOARD MEETING

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

When: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19

Details: The regular monthly meeting for the month of August 2017 was canceled.

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

Health

TODAY, Aug. 12

DEMENTIA SERIES

Where: Aging and Disability Resource Center, 1055 Kinoole St., No. 101, Hilo

When: 1 p.m. today

Details: Alzheimer’s Association presents Legal Affairs in Dementia at 1 p.m., “A Song For Martin” at 3 p.m. and Living With Forgetfulness – Part Two at 5 p.m. Limited seating. Call or email for reservations.

Contact: Chris Ridley, 443-7360, ridley0428@gmail.com

MONDAY, Aug. 14

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS 12-STEP MEETINGS

Where: Serenity House, 15-2579 Pahoa-Keaau Road, Pahoa

When: Noon on Mondays

Details: If willpower is not working, turn to Overeaters Anonymous. This is not a diet or calories club. No dues or fees. Newcomers are welcome.

Contact: 345-2753, viviansuet@hotmail.com

ZUMBA WITH JOYI

Where: Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi, Hilo Office, 1438 Kilauea Ave.

When: 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays

Details: Classes are free. Register today.

Contact: Kalani Lawson, 969-9220, kalani@hmono.org

TUESDAY, Aug. 15

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

THERAPEUTIC BASIC FLOW (YOGA) CLASSES

Where: Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi, Hilo Office, 1438 Kilauea Ave.

When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Details: Classes are free. Register today.

Contact: Kalani Lawson, 969-9220, kalani@hmono.org

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS 12-STEP MEETINGS

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

When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: It is not a diet club, but a fellowship of people recovering from compulsive overeating. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. No dues, fees or weigh-ins.

Contact: OA contact, 345-2753

MEDICAL QIGONG FOR CHRONIC PAIN

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 11 a.m. Saturdays through Aug. 22

Details: Learn to balance movement and meditation for this proactive, low-impact and nondrug approach to health. Cost is $70 for all eight classes.

Contact: Jana Ching, 961-6922, jana.hiqi@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 16

PARKINSON’S EXERCISE GROUP

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

When: 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays

Details: Great fun and excellent health benefits from exercise. Stand or sit in your chair. Caregivers can attend with no charge.

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

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION WALK TEAM MEETING

Where: Sweet Cane Cafe, 48 Kamana St., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday

Details: Team captains asked to come for this information meeting.

Contact: Chris Ridley, 443-7360, ridley0428@gmail.com

THURSDAY, Aug. 17

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

CAREGIVER’S SUPPORT GROUP

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

When: 9 a.m. Thursday

Details: Support group for caregivers who provide assistance to someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s Association will provide information and support. Free respite service available. Third Thursday of each month.

Contact: Chris Ridley, 443-7360, ridley0428@gmail.com

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS 12-STEP MEETINGS

Where: Puna Congregational Church, 16-647 Old Volcano Road, Room 6, Keaau

When: 5 p.m. Thursdays

Details: It is not a diet club, but a fellowship of people recovering from compulsive overeating. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. No dues, fees or weigh-ins.

Contact: OA contact, 345-2753

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

FRIDAY, Aug. 18

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

COMING

OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP

Where: Hilo Medical Center cafeteria, 1190 Waianuenue Ave.

When: 11:30 a.m. Aug. 19

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

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

DEMENTIA SERIES

Where: Aging and Disability Resource Center, 1055 Kinoole St., No. 101, Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Aug. 19

Details: Alzheimer’s Association presents Communication and Behaviors in Dementia at 1 p.m., “Memories of Tomorrow” at 3 p.m. and Living With Forgetfulness – Part Three at 5 p.m. Limited seating. Call or email for reservations.

Contact: Chris Ridley, 443-7360, ridley0428@gmail.com

Just for Keiki

TODAY, Aug. 12

TOUCH A TRUCK!

Where: Kona Commons Shopping Center, 74-5450 Makala Blvd., Kailua-Kona

When: 10 a.m. today

Details: Keiki of all ages invited. Explore big trucks and meet the people who operate them. Trucks include emergency vehicles, construction trucks, tow trucks and more. Bring the family and enjoy free keiki activities, a waterslide and prize giveaways.

Contact: Nancy Sakamoto, 896-5308, nsakamoto@mmirealty.com

READING WITH GILL MCBARNET

Where: Basically Books, 1672 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 3 p.m. today

Details: Maui author and artist McBarnet, best known for “Goodnight Gecko,” will read from “Rainbow Mermaids of Hawaii” and “Hoku the Seal’s Three Wishes,” her latest children’s books. There will be photo opportunities for the keiki with a rainbow mermaid. Free.

Contact: Christine Reed, 935-6006, bbinfo@hawaiiantel.net

MONDAY, Aug. 14

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

TUESDAY, Aug. 15

SUMMER DANCE CLASSES

Where: Island Dance Academy, 27 Haili St., Hilo

When: 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; all day Saturdays

Details: Professional instruction in classical ballet, tap and jazz. Twenty different classes. Eight-week session can be customized to fit in with your vacation plans and is a great way to try something new.

Contact: Suen Hughes, 961-3622, islanddanceacademy@yahoo.com

AIKIDO FOR KIDS

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

When: 4:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays (grades 3-6); 4:45 p.m. Thursdays (grades 1-2 and teens)

Details: Kids learn stretching, strengthening, self-discipline and cooperation as well as protective skills in a positive setting. Monthly rate $60 for individuals; $45 for college students; $90 for families.

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

Outdoors

TODAY, Aug. 12

THE BIRTH OF KAHUKU

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. today and Sept. 9 and 30

Details: Explore the rich geologic history of Kahuku. Traverse the vast 1868 lava flow, see different volcano features and formations and identify many parts of the Southwest Rift Zone of Mauna Loa. Learn about the Hawaiian hot spot and the creation of Kahuku. Guided easy-to-moderate hike.

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

SUNDAY, Aug. 13

OHIA LEHUA PROGRAM

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Sunday and Sept. 10

Details: Learn about the vital role of ohia lehua in native Hawaiian forests, the many forms of the ohia and rapid ohia death. Visitors will be able to identify the many differences of the most prominent native tree in Kahuku. Easy, 1-mile (or less) walk.

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

COMING

PU‘U O LOKUANA HIKE

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Aug. 19 and Sept. 3

Details: A short 0.4-mile hike to the top of this grassy cinder cone. Learn about the formation and various uses of this hill through time and enjoy a breathtaking view of lower Ka‘u.

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

PEOPLE AND LAND OF KAHUKU

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Aug. 20 and Sept. 17

Details: Moderate 2-mile, three-hour guided hike that loops through varied landscapes to explore the human history of Kahuku. Emerging native forests, pastures, lava fields and other sites contain clues about ways people have lived and worked on the vast Kahuku lands – from the earliest Hawaiians through generations of ranching families to the current park staff and volunteers.

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

HI‘IAKA AND PELE

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Aug. 26 and Sept. 16

Details: Discover these two fascinating Hawaiian goddesses and sisters and the natural phenomena they represent. Visitors will experience the sisters coming alive through the epic stories depicted in the natural landscape of Kahuku on this easy 1.7-mile walk on the main road in Kahuku.

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

NATURE AND CULTURE: AN UNSEVERABLE RELATIONSHIP (HE PILINA WEHENA ‘OLE)

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Aug. 27 and Sept. 23

Details: Hike the Palm Trail and be inspired by a place where hulihia (catastrophic change) and kulia (restoration) can be observed as the land transitions from the 1868 lava flow and its pioneer plants to deeper soil with more diverse and older flora. This moderate hike is about 2 miles and takes two hours.

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

REALMS AND DIVISIONS OF KAHUKU

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 2

Details: Experience the sense of place that evolves at the intersection of nature and culture on this moderately difficult 2-mile, two-hour guided hike on the Pu‘u Kahuku trail. Bring a snack for the talk-story segment of the hike.

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

HAWAII HORSE EXPO’S SECOND EQUINE MEDICINE SYMPOSIUM

Where: Pukalani Stables, 67-139 Pukalani Road, Waimea

When: 10 a.m. Sept. 9-10

Details: This two-day intensive clinic examines the nature and correction of the many hoof-related issues confronting today’s horse owners. Event offers a rare opportunity for lay people to be exposed to the same information as veterinarians. Limited seating.

Contact: Donna Whitaker, 329-8002, exec.dir@hihs.org

PALM TRAIL HIKE

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 24

Details: Guided moderately difficult 2.6-mile loop traversing scenic pastures along an ancient cinder cone, with some of the best panoramic views Kahuku has to offer.

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

Pau Hana

FRIDAY, Aug. 18

SPAGHETTI DINNER AND BINGO

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

When: 6 p.m. Friday

Details: A delicious dinner with bingo included. Choice of veggie or meat sauce with garlic bread, salad, desserts and coffee. Other beverages available for purchase. Bingo is played for groceries, with multiple winners each game.

Contact: Richard Robbins, 965-0133, RobbinsR006@Hawaii.rr.com

Performances

TODAY, Aug. 12

JAZZ IN THE FOREST

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

When: 4:30 or 7 p.m. today

Details: Come experience “The Odyssey of Saxy Jazz!” as the 2017 Jazz in the Forest summer series continues. The evening’s music will take audiences though the evolution of the American jazz saxophone from the beginning of the 1900s in New Orleans, through the roaring Dixieland times of jazz and up the river to Chicago with exciting stops along the way to Kansas City. The concerts also highlight some beautiful diversions as America opened up on the East and West coasts with the creation of many styles and personalities. Sax man Jean Pierre Thoma and the Jazztones will present the highlights of this odyssey with Fred Hee on guitar, Jerry Dicey on bass and Noa Eads on drums. Dancing is encouraged and refreshments are available for both shows. Admission is $18 for VAC members, $20 for nonmembers.

Contact: Volcano Art Center, 967-8222

MONDAY, Aug. 14

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

TUESDAY, Aug. 15

HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE BANDSTAND

Where: Mo‘oheau Park Bandstand, 329 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Tuesday

Details: Ben Ka‘ili and friends will provide an hour of their wonderful Hawaiian music and hula. Free event; includes a lei-making workshop.

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

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES PERFORM

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

When: Noon on Tuesdays and Fridays

Details: Come for the beautiful entertainment and sample some of the best food in East Hawaii. Visit Honi Wai Cafe on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HoniWai/.

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

THURSDAY, Aug. 17

FREE CONCERT

Where: Lili‘uokalani Gardens, Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 12:30 p.m. Thursday

Details: Part of the second annual Hawaii International Music Festival. Special performances of the queen’s compositions. Joining festival founders Carlin Ma, Eric Silberger and Amy Shoremount-Obra will be cellist Sung Chan Chang, Argentinean bandoneon player JP Jofre and Mexican tenor Manuel Castillo. In addition, Desmon Haumea, Cymber Lily Quinn and Kathy Dorn will open with compositions by the queen. Prelude to a paid festival event the same evening.

Contact: K.T. Cannon-Eger, 895-8130, kteger@hawaii.rr.com

COMING

AVERAGE JOES

Where: Laverne’s Sports Bar, 75-5819 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona

When: 7 p.m. Aug. 19

Details: High-energy pop/rock, Top 40 music.

Contact: Ryan Sabate, 854-4173, ultrazone777@msn.com

HILO HULA TUESDAYS AT THE BANDSTAND

Where: Mo‘oheau Park Bandstand, 329 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Aug. 22

Details: Hilo’s own Halau Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna returns for a lively hour of Hawaiian music, hula and a craft workshop. Free event.

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

FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS

Where: Palace Theater, 28 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24

Deatails: Stephanie Becher was a mother, friend, attorney and beloved member of the Hilo theatre community. She died in July, and this variety show will be performed in her memory by her many friends in the theater community. The show will feature scenes, songs and dances from a variety of shows in which Becher performed. This evening of laughter and loving memories also will help raise funds for her husband and two young sons. A $20 donation is suggested; all proceeds benefit the Becher ‘ohana. Tickets are available in advance from performers and at the Palace Theater box office in Hilo. Remaining tickets will be available at the door.

Contact: Palace Theater box office, 934-7010

HILO HULA TUESDAYS AT THE BANDSTAND

Where: Mo‘oheau Park Bandstand, 329 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Aug. 29

Details: Christy Leina‘ala Lassiter and friends provide a beautiful hour of Hawaiian music and hula. Free event; includes a lei-making workshop.

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

AVERAGE JOES

Where: Hilo Town Tavern, 168 Keawe St., Hilo

When: 8:30 p.m. Sept. 16

Details: High-energy pop/rock, Top 40 music.

Contact: Ryan Sabate, 854-4173, ultrazone777@msn.com

AVERAGE JOES AT THE FAIR

Where: Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium, 799 Piilani St., Hilo

When: 8:30 p.m. Sept. 22

Details: Hilo’s newest high-energy pop/rock, Top 40 band hits the stage during the Hawaii County Fair. For more information, check out the Average Joes on Facebook.

Contact: Ryan Sabate, 854-4173, ultrazone777@msn.com

All Kine Stuffs

TODAY, Aug. 12

AUGUST SUMMER FAIR

Where: United Community Church, 1110 Mohouli St., Hilo

When: 8 a.m. today

Details: Vendors invited to participate; offering 10-foot-by-4-foot spaces for $15/$20. Fair will include food, arts and crafts, collectables, antiques, natural health and supplementary products, fruits/vegetables and plant vendors can apply. Those interested in renting a space should contact the church office for an application.

Contact: Church office, 935-8416, ucchilo14@gmail.com

KEAAU MIDDLE SCHOOL PTSA SWAP MEET

Where: Keaau Middle School cafeteria, 16-565 Keaau Pahoa Road, Keaau

When: 8 a.m. today

Details: Many different types of vendors selling everything from baked goods and hot malasadas to clothing, children’s items, new/used household items, etc. If you’re interested in future $5 booth spaces, contact Angela.

Contact: Angela Costa, 339-4068, angelapcosta13@gmail.com

STABLES SWAP MEET

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

When: 8:30 a.m. today

Details: Everyone welcome to attend and participate. Vendors of all sorts welcome; garage sale, produce, plants, arts and crafts, food and all kine stuffs. Plenty of parking. Second Saturday of each month.

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

“DON’T GIVE UP!”

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

When: 9:20 a.m. today and Sunday

Details: The Bible-based program is designed to give us hope in an otherwise hopeless world. Admission to each event is free and no collections are taken. The program is divided into 52 parts and will be presented in a variety of formats, including brief discourses, interviews and short videos. To see a preview of the convention, visit http://tinyurl.com/ConventionTrailer2017.

Contact: Robert Lamb, 769-4185, robert_lamb@rocketmail.com

HILO HIGASHI HONGWANJI OBON FESTIVAL

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

When: 6 p.m. today

Details: Dance follows service. Food items (andagi, hot dog, saimin, etc.) and refreshments will be available for purchase at the concession. Ura bon, or the day after obon, service will be at 10 a.m. Aug. 13. We welcome the public to attend both services.

Contact: The Rev. Marcos Sawada, 935-8968, hilohigashi@gmail.com

SUNDAY, Aug. 13

HAMAKUA LIONS CLUB ANNUAL CHUCKWAGON BREAKFAST

Where: Honokaa Hongwanji Mission parking lot, 45-516 Lehua St., Honokaa

When: 6 a.m. Sunday

Details: Breakfast is takeout only and includes meat, pancakes, scrambled eggs and fruit snack. Tickets for a $5 donation; they can be purchased from any Lions Club member. Proceeds go toward scholarships, the Hawaii Lions eye bank, Brantley Center, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, youth and senior community activities, needy children of the Hamakua area and many more community projects.

Contact: Maurice Kaneshiro, 775-9763 or 896-1121

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

FREE DOG TRAINING AND SOCIAL EVENT

Where: Near the tea house, Lili‘uokalani Gardens, Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 2 p.m. Sundays

Details: Come join the fun and share the love. Goals are problem solving via free training instruction and tools, and offering an advanced socialization experience. Bring a bowl for water.

Contact: Carl Oguss, 933-9763, easthawaiidogpsychologycenter@yahoo.com

MONDAY, Aug. 14

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

“WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RAT LUNGWORM DISEASE”

Where: Lyman Museum, 276 Haili St., Hilo

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

Details: Susan Jarvi and Jon Martell share critical information about the rat lungworm parasite and the disease in humans, including prevention, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. Cost is $3; free to museum members.

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

THURSDAY, Aug. 17

FREE BROWN BAG TALK

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

When: Noon on Thursday

Details: This month’s speaker is Catherine Lampton on the topic “Mastering the Challenges of Listening.” Discover your “listening gap” and how you can use it to improve your relationships and significantly reduce conflict in your life.

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

WAIAKEA HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE

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

When: 5 p.m. Thursday

Details: A short PTSA meeting begins the evening. A limited supply of free chili bowls will be served. School logo apparel and items will be available for purchase in E-103.

Contact: Donna Tanabe, 974-4888, ext. 362, donna_tanabe@notes.k12.hi.us

YOGA FOR A CAUSE

Where: Balancing Monkey Yoga, 1221 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Friday

Details: Raising funds to support the Hilo Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Support Group. This class will be one of three, leading up to the Hilo Walk to End Alzheimer’s Sept. 16.

Contact: Aloha, 633-8555, aloha@balancingmonkeyyoga.com

FRIDAY, Aug. 18

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH — HULA AND ‘OLI WITH MOSES KAHO`OKELE CRABBE

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Friday

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

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

BON DANCE

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

When: 6 p.m. Friday

Details: Community members welcome to attend this traditional event provided by Project Dana, the local Hongwanji, Hawaii Island Buddhist Women Association and the Hilo Bon Dance Club. Come to dance in traditional kimono, happi coat or aloha attire. Come to honor our elders. Enjoy the beautiful experience.

Contact: Chris Ridley, 959-9151, ridley0428@gmail.com

COMING

HAKALAU JODO MISSION BON DANCE

Where: Hakalau Jodo Mission, 29-2271 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Hakalau

When: 7 p.m. Aug. 19

Details: Drummers from the Hawaii Bon Dance Club with dancers from Tsukikage Odorikai will perform. Prayer services set for 6 p.m., with dancing to follow. Local food items will be available for purchase.

Contact: Jan Nakamura, 295-7797 or 982-8559, ja.nakamura001@gmail.com

WAIAKEA SWCD MONTHLY BOARD MEETING

Where: NRCS office, 154 Waianuenue Ave., Room 302, Hilo

When: 9:30 a.m. Aug. 25

Details: Public invited to attend.

Contact: Jennifer Lopez Reavis, 808-933-8350, jennifer.lopez@hi.nacdnet.net

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

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Aug. 25

Details: This tropical agriculture farmer shares 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 entrance fees apply.

Contact: Jenette Goss, 967-82222, jenette@volcanoartcenter.org

ANNUAL OBON SERVICE AND BON DANCE

Where: Honohina Hongwanji Mission, 32-896 Malamalahoa Highway, Ninole

When: 6 p.m. Aug. 26

Details: Evening starts with a Hatsubon service, a Buddhist ceremony commemorating the first anniversary of a loved one’s death. Bon dance follows at 7 p.m. Parking is limited; please carpool with family and friends.

Contact: Harold Uyeno, 959-9974, nishieast888@gmail.com

‘OHI‘A LOVE FEST

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

When: 9 a.m. Aug. 27

Details: Free family friendly event. Celebrate ‘ohi‘a and promote awareness about this important tree. There will be music, entertainment and fun activities throughout the day. Talks, demonstrations and educational booths will promote ways we can all help to prevent the spread of the disease devastating our forests. This is a zero-waste event.

Contact: Corie Yanger, 969-8268, cmyanger@hawaii.edu

NAEHU-SAFFERY OHANA REUNION

Where: Velma McWayne Santos Community Center, 395 Waena St., Wailuku, Maui

When: Sept. 1-3

Details: Descendants of Judge and schooner Capt. Edmund Saffery (1806-74) and their wives, Kupuna Naehu and Waiki Kawaawaaiki Naehu (1828-1900) of Olowalu are bringing together ohana from their combined 14 children. Registration forms and additional information can be found at www.SafferyOhana.org. Event being organized by the Naehu-Saffery ‘Ohana Association.

Contact: Donna Hue-Sing Curimao, 264-3178, meleana1839@hotmail.com; Dayton Labanon, Ltadashi@aol.com

NATIONAL DRIVE ELECTRIC WEEK EVENT

Where: Waimea Town Market at Parker School, 65-1224 Lindsey Road, Waimea

When: 8 a.m. Sept. 9

Details: Free event is a great opportunity to meet other EV owners, learn about electric car benefits and ownership experiences and see the latest EVs. We hope to see you there. Visit BigIslandEV.org for more details.

Contact: Noel Morin, 987-7428, nmorin99@yahoo.com

WAIKOLOA DRY FOREST INITIATIVE BEER, BITES AND BOCCE BALL TOURNAMENT

Where: Anna Ranch, 65-1480 Kawaihae Road, Waimea

When: 2 p.m. Sept. 10

Details: Create a team or just come to attend some friendly competition in this double-elimination lawn game that is fun and easy to play for all ages. Ticket prices include access to the event, drink tickets, food and entertainment. There also will be kid’s activities, educational booths, a silent auction and fine art for sale. All proceeds will benefit the forest restoration efforts of the Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative. Visit www.waikoloadryforest.org for more information.

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

HILO HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1965

Where: Las Vegas

When: Sept. 11-14

Details: Flier to be sent out this month via email. If you don’t get the flier/registration, contact Bobbi (Ishimaru) Miyashiro at 935-3890 or rlmiyashiro@hawaiiantel.net or Dwayne Miyashiro at 959-7416 for more information.

Contact: Margaret Masaki, 959-5665, marge.masaki@hawaiiantel.net

CITIZENSHIP DAY 2017

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

When: 1 p.m. Sept. 15

Details: All newly naturalized US citizens will be recognized and honored by various civic organizations and public officials and are encouraged to participate in this special event. Those interested in participating should call or email for more information. Event is free to attend.

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

NATIONAL DRIVE ELECTRIC WEEK EVENT

Where: Home Depot, 380 Makaala St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Sept. 16

Details: Free event is a great opportunity to meet other EV owners, learn about electric car benefits and ownership experiences and see the latest EVs. We hope to see you there. Visit BigIslandEV.org for more details.

Contact: Noel Morin, 987-7428, nmorin99@yahoo.com

5TH ANNUAL HAWAII ISLAND ALL NATIONS POWWOW

Where: Keaukaha Hawaiian Village

When: 10 a.m. Sept. 16

Details: The Hawaii Island All Nations Powwow is a cultural event celebrating the powwow culture of Native Americans and to honor the host culture, Native Hawaiians. There will be arts and crafts, Native American frybread, intertribal dancing, guest speakers, cultural presentations, special raffles and more. The event is family-centered and alcohol- and drug-free.

Contact: Rudy Webster, 968-1591, hawaiipowwow@hotmail.com

‘AHA PUHALA O PUNA’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY LAUHALA WEAVING CONFERENCE

Where: Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, 71 Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 8 a.m. Oct. 12-15

Details: Join club members and kumu from throughout the state.

Contact: Katie Lowrey, 756-0093, ahapuhala@gmail.com

19TH ANNUAL TASTE OF HILO

Where: Sangha Hall, 424 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Oct. 22

Details: Features the culinary skills of more than 35 chefs, restaurants and patisseries, who provide their talents, ingredients and staff to make this annual event a success. A portion of proceeds goes to support Hawaii Community College. Tickets are $55 presale, $70 at the door (subject to availability).

Contact: Mike Miyahira, 987-8328, miyahira@hawaiiantel.net

47TH ANNUAL KONA COFFEE CULTURAL FESTIVAL

Where: Kailua-Kona

When: Various times Nov. 3-12

Details: Celebrate the harvest as Kona coffee farms offer a firsthand look at growing this world-famous crop, the coffee art scene fills with inspiration and music and dance enrich cultural exchanges. Kona coffee and food events offer tastings, and hands-on cultural events help tell the story of Kona’s rich coffee history. For more information, visit www.konacoffeefest.com.

Contact: Laura Aquino, 326-7820, laura@current-events.com

W.M. KECK OBSERVATORY OPEN HOUSE

Where: W.M. Keck Observatory headquarters, 65-1120 Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea

When: 10 a.m. Nov. 11

Details: A fun, family friendly event filled with cosmic activities, stellar food and a star-studded program featuring renowned astronomers and engineers. Bring your keiki, ohana, friends and neighbors to experience dozens of science-rich, interactive booths. Parking is free.

Contact: Mari-Ela Chock, 881-3827, mchock@keck.hawaii.edu

ONGOING

INDIVIDUAL VOICE INSTRUCTION WITH AMY HORST

Where: Hilo

When: By appointment

Details: Learn vocal power and confidence. Weekly lessons arranged according to student and teacher schedules. Cost is $30 per lesson. Call or email for more information or to register.

Contact: Amy Horst, 640-2898, amysoprano@gmail.com

AYSO YOUTH SOCCER REGISTRATION FALL 2017

Where: www.hiloayso.org

Details: The fall season is from July to November. Players must be born between 2002 and 2013. Cost is $60. Values include everyone plays, open registration, positive coaching, player development, balanced teams and good sportsmanship.

Contact: Hotline, 959-1972

PUNA 4-H CLUB RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS

Where: Pahoa, Keaau and Kalapana areas

When: Until clubs are full

Details: For keiki in grades K-12. Call today so you don’t miss out on upcoming events. New 4-H year already underway.

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

FREE HELPING HAND FOR SENIORS

Where: 1911 Kalanianaole Ave., No. 608, Hilo

When: 9 a.m.

Details: For seniors who need to be driven to a doctor’s appointment, the store, the park for a walk or just to get out of the house. Call or text.

Contact: Tom, 990-5045

AL-ANON EAST HAWAII

Where: Various locations

When: Various times

Details: Are you troubled by someone’s drinking? Call for free support, meeting places and times. For more information, visit www.afghawaii.org.

Contact: Dana C., 430-6653, dr.easthawaii@gmail.com

LIBRARY BENEFIT BOOKSTORE

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

When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: All proceeds to benefit the Hilo Public Library. Hardbacks for $1, paperbacks for 50 cents.

Contact: Dale R. Huber, 966-4386, dalerhuber@gmail.com

HILO VETERANS CENTER

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

When: 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays

Details: Hilo Veterans Center has new office hours. A benefits briefing is hosted the first Thursday of each month from 9 a.m.-noon, with several other opportunities for veterans and their family members. Contact the center for more information. Also available are: shore fishing group, kanakapila group, art therapy group, stand-up paddling group, various golf activities, yoga, tai chi and a book club.

Contact: Maricar Souza, 969-3833

 

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