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Arts & Exhibits

MONDAY, March 20

PAINTING WITH PEGGY

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

When: Noon on Monday

Details: Margaret “Peggy” Stanton leads an ongoing series of acrylic painting workshops for artists of all levels. Each three-hour class is a hands-on painting session where participants learn to approach their painting process with a new awareness and understanding of color dynamics and composition. Cost for each session is $20 or $15 for VAC members. Student supply list available online or by calling VAC.

Contact: Cheryl Wilson, 967-8222, workshops@volcanoartcenter.org

COMING

AN EVENING WITH CLAUDIA BRUHIN

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

When: 7 p.m. April 4

Details: Artist/administrator Bruhin is from La Meridiana International School of Ceramics in Tuscany, Italy. She will show a photographic retrospective on the evolution of a destination art center. Free; donations gladly accepted.

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

Classes

TODAY, March 18

DANCE LESSON WITH THE HILO HEP CATS AND THE JAZZTONES

Where: The Elk’s Lodge, 150 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: Free. Swing dance music from 8-10 p.m., following lessons. Admission on sliding scale from $10 per dancer.

Contact: Jean Pierre Thoma, 345-9532, JPThomaHI@gmail.com

SUNDAY, March 19

SOCCER REFEREE CLASS AT AMAUULU FIELD

Where: Amauulu Field, 2016 Maikalani St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Sunday

Details: Training session for anyone interested in learning the rules, mechanics and game control of soccer. Will include class and field work. Free and open to all. No experience necessary; referee and assistant referee duties and responsibilities will be covered. Lunch provided. Mandatory RSVP to attend. Bring comfortable clothing for the field work.

Contact: Troy Keolanui, 934-9200, troy@okfarmshawaii.com

MONDAY, March 20

INTERNET AND EMAIL FOR SENIORS

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

When: 9 a.m. Monday and Thursday

Details: Greg Navarro covers the basics of how to stay safe while surfing the internet and how to email, forward and copy each other. Cost is $42 plus $44 SeniorNet annual membership fee. Daily parking fee is $3.

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

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, har_c1@yahoo.com

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS PART 1

Where: UH-Hilo, PB-7 Computer Lab, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday

Details: Cost is $75. For new users and will cover a wide range of topics. Participants also will create print-ready photo albums to showcase their work. Required: Basic computer skills and a 4GB or more USB drive.

Contact: CCECS, 932-7830, ccecs@hawaii.edu

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 ARTS CLASSES

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Mondays

Details: Learn silks, lyra (aerial hoop), hammock and straps. Class size limited; pre-registration required. Cost is $15 per class; monthly passes available. All levels welcome.

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

DIVORCE CARE

Where: New Hope Hilo, 840 Kupulau Road, Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Mondays (13 weeks; began Jan. 23)

Details: Healing opportunity for anyone dealing with separation or divorce. Separate classes for children from 5-12 years old also offered. No church affiliation necessary. Cost is $17 for entire session; waivers available.

Contact: Donna Shimizu, 339-0160, hi.kim3@yahoo.com

BEGINNING SWING DANCE

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

When: 8 p.m. Mondays through April 24

Details: The Hilo Hep Cats teach six-count Lindy Hop, the most basic style of swing. New dancers welcome; no experience or partner necessary. Learn basic rhythm, footwork, connection and turns with lots of personal attention. Cost is $35 for entire six weeks, $20 if you bring a new student and $10 for drop-ins.

Contact: Andrea Gill, 959-8216, hilohepcats@gmail.com

TUESDAY, March 21

FINANCING FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

Where: Hawaii Community College, Building 379-1, Kaneikeao Room, 1175 Manono St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Tuesday

Details: A panel of business bankers and advisers will answer questions and provide essential information to achieve your goal of starting a business or growing your existing business. Register early for this free event at www.hisbdc.org.

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

AIKIDO FOR GRADES 3-6

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

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

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

ZUMBA FITNESS

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: Free class. 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

BEGINNING BALBOA DANCE

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

When: 7 p.m. Tuesdays through April 25

Details: Balboa features quick, shuffling footwork and an upright posture with a close embrace. Expand your swing dancing to jazz tunes and even other genres well-suited to this style. Beginning dancers welcome. No partner or experience necessary. Cost is $35 for the entire six weeks, $20 if you bring a new student or $10 for drop-ins.

Contact: Andrea Gill, 959-8216, hilohepcats@gmail.com

SWING DANCE FLAIRS AND FLOURISHES

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

When: 8 p.m. Tuesdays through April 25

Details: Lunges, fancy dips, leg leads and basic lifts can be handled by nearly any dancer with a reasonable fitness level and core stability. Part of swing dance’s heritage, these moves can be adapted to other partner dances. No partner necessary. Cost is $35 for the entire six weeks, $20 if you bring a new student or $10 for drop-ins.

Contact: Andrea Gill, 959-8216, hilohepcats@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY, March 22

IPAD 2 FOR SENIORS

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

When: 9 a.m. Wednesday and Friday

Details: Terri Powell will show you how to have even more fun with your iPad; more photos, more music and more apps. Bring your iPad and your Apple ID and password. Cost is $60 plus $44 SeniorNet annual membership fee. Daily parking fee is $3.

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

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

TIBETAN MEDITATION AND DHARMA STUDY

Where: 1334 Wailuku Drive, Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday

Details: Every other Wednesday. Chenrezic (Avalokiteshvara) meditation and dharma study of Samantebadra’s Prayer (King of Noble Prayers).

Contact: Maile Yamanaka, 937-4249, maileyamanaka@gmail.com

VOICE CLASS WITH AMY HORST

Where: Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and March 29; 10:30 a.m. March 25

Details: Cost is $15 per session. All experience levels welcome. Supportive singing instruction in a small group setting. Call or email for additional details.

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

THURSDAY, March 23

PERMACULTURE SERIES

Where: Hawaiian Sanctuary, 13-3194 Pahoa Kalapana Road, Pahoa

When: 9 a.m. Thursdays

Details: Grow your own food gardens. Lecture with Q&A and field work. Come dressed and ready with sun hat, notebook, water bottle and closed-toe shoes. Cost is $15; for $5 more, join the farm-to-table vegetarian lunch. Register at http://hawaiiansanctuary.com/event/hawaiian-planting-permaculture-2018-0....

Contact: Michele David, 800-309-8010, grow@hawaiiansanctuary.com

POTTERY CLASSES

Where: Kilauea Studios, Kurtistown

When: 10 a.m. Thursdays

Details: Pottery classes available for all skill levels. Wheel, hand-building, high-fire gas kilns. Lots of fun, spacious studio and beautiful setting.

Contact: Jamie Stokes, 799-9657, kilaueastudios@gmail.com

COMING

REIKI LEVEL I WORKSHOP

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

When: 8 a.m. March 25-26

Details: Learn an ancient healing art passed down through the sacred tradition of the Usui Method of Natural Healing to heal yourself and others. No experience necessary. Pre-registration required. Cost is $350 plus tax. Limited space.

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

EXPLORING TUNNEL BOOKS

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

When: 9 a.m. March 25

Details: Get ready to take a trip down the rabbit hole in an adventurous tunnel bookbinding workshop, where your imagination is your only limit. A tunnel book is made up of pages bound by accordion folds on both sides and is “read” through a hole in the cover and a cutout in each page, allowing all pages to be seen at once, front to back. Join instructor Charlene Asato and find out how wildly creative you can be. Cost is $35 or $32 for VAC members, plus a $10 materials fee. Prior bookbinding experience not necessary.

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

BACKYARD COMPOSTING WORKSHOPS

Where: Keaau Recycling and Reuse Center, 16-921 Keaau-Pahoa Road, Keaau

When: 10 a.m. March 25

Details: Learn basic principles and methods of composting yard waste and kitchen scraps. For beginners. Next workshops are April 1 in Kona and May 6 in Waimea. Register by calling, emailing or visiting www.recyclehawaii.org.

Contact: Marsha Hee, 985-8725, hiartrecycle@gmail.com

ECKANKAR COMMUNITY HU CHANT

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

When: Noon on March 25

Details: Eckankar offers spiritual seekers the tools and practical methods to actively explore their inner world. Turn your obstacles into opportunities.

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

YOGA BEGINNER SERIES WITH COLLEEN DUNLAP

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 12:45 p.m. Saturdays, March 25-April 22

Details: New to yoga? Have questions? Want to refine your practice and get back to the basics? Learn foundational yoga poses, proper alignment, how to breathe and basic philosophy. Great way to learn the basics in an intimate and noncompetitive environment.

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

ECSTATIC DANCE WITH JO CARON

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

When: 2 p.m. March 25

Details: Discover a dynamic way to exercise and meditate all in the same breath. Cost is $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

Contact: Cheryl Wilson, 967-8222, workshops@volcanoartcenter.org

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS PART 2

Where: UH-Hilo, PB-7 Computer Lab, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 4:30 p.m. March 27-30

Details: Cost is $75. Participants will learn how to harness the power of Photoshop Elements by focusing on useful tools and applications. This course also covers software multimedia functions. Required: Basic computer skills, basic Photoshop Elements experience and a 4GB or larger USB flash drive.

Contact: CCECS, 932-7830, ccecs@hawaii.edu

PRESENT WITH POISE, POWER AND PUNCH

Where: UH-Hilo, Wentworth 9, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. March 30

Details: Cost is $45. Participants will learn how to evaluate potential employees, judge the capability of current employees and find out what factors reliable evaluation programs include.

Contact: CCECS, 932-7830, ccecs@hawaii.edu

EVALUATING YOUR EMPLOYEES’ PERFORMANCE

Where: UH-Hilo, Wentworth 9, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. March 30

Details: Cost is $45. Participants will learn how to evaluate potential employees, judge the capability of current ones and find out what factors reliable evaluation programs include.

Contact: CCECS, 932-7830, ccecs@hawaii.edu

INTRODUCTORY HALAI ENERGY HEALING

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

When: 8 a.m. April 1-2

Details: In this interactive workshop, you will learn to see, feel, assess, balance and boost the human auric field for optimal well-being. Cost is $295 plus tax. Pre-registration required. Limited space available.

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

NAMI FAMILY-TO-FAMILY EDUCATION COURSE

Where: St. Joseph Catholic Church, Meeting Room, 43 Kapiolani St., Hilo.

When: 9 a.m. beginning April 1 (six-week class)

Details: For families of people diagnosed with serious mental illness. Course covers information about schizophrenia, the mood disorders (bipolar disorder and major depression,) panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and borderline personality disorder; coping skills such as handling crisis and relapse; basic information about medications; listening and communication techniques; problem-solving skills; recovery and rehabilitation; and self-care around worry and stress. Free.

Contact: Carolyn Oki, 935-3518; Carol Denis, 935-0615; Kathy Hammes, 959-2426, kham337@gmail.com

YOGA WITH RONDA SMITH

Where: Mele Kalama, 15-1825 Third Ave., Hawaiian Paradise Park

When: 9 a.m. beginning April 1

Details: This is a slow flow class that guides students into safe poses as they create their individualized practices. Cost is $5 per class. Call or text for more information and directions.

Contact: Kristina Izutsu, 936-9482, kristinapualii@gmail.com

FREE SPRING INTO SPRING WORKSHOP

Where: Hinano Healing Arts, 465 Hinano St., Hilo

When: 2 p.m. April 1

Details: Free. Learn about community acupuncture, American reiki drumming, herbal teas, neuro-emotional technique and essential oils. Limited to 20 people. RSVP to the email below.

Contact: Julie Kaneshiro, 854-5063, hawaiicommunityacupuncture@gmail.com

WIX.COM PART 1 — CREATING WEBSITE WITHOUT CODE

Where: UH-Hilo, PB-7 Computer Lab, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 4:30 p.m. April 3-6

Details: Cost is $125. Learn how to build a fully operational website to promote your business or department and build your own customized website. Required: Basic computer skills and a 4GB or larger USB flash drive.

Contact: CCECS, 932-7830, ccecs@hawaii.edu

BENEFITS OF BEEKEEPING

Where: UH-Hilo, College Hall 6, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 4-May 4; 9 a.m. Saturdays, April 22 and May 6

Details: Cost is $120. Saturday sessions at Paradise Nectar Apiaries in Pahoa. Participants will learn treatment-free beekeeping practices based on bee biology and developing a relationship and understanding of bees. Participants also will develop skills that will focus on preventive methods for hive care and to encourage bees to do what they do best. Required: Long pants, shoes, long sleeve shirt, hat and gloves. Protective equipment will be available for use during class.

Contact: CCECS, 932-7830, ccecs@hawaii.edu

HAWAII BALLROOM DANCE ASSOCIATION EAST HAWAII CHAPTER DANCE LESSONS

Where: Portable Classroom No. 22, Waiakea High School, 155 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, April 5-May 24

Details: Meringue and West Coast swing dance lessons. Monetary fee for lessons and chapter membership. Couples and singles invited to join other chapter members for lessons. Beginners welcome.

Contact: Owen Nishioka, 935-8974, ehchbda@gmail.com

SPRING QUARTER BIBDC DANCE CLASSES

Where: Church of the Holy Cross, Multi-Purpose Building, 440 W. Lanikaula St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Wednesdays beginning April 5

Details: Learn the amazing American tango, cha-cha and East Coast swing all while making new friends. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m.; class follows. The club will host its 10th Anniversary Dance on April 29 at UH-Hilo. Seating will be limited, so buy tickets early. For more information on the classes or the dance, call Judy at 935-1433.

Contact: Judy, 935-1433

TROPICAL FLOWER ARRANGING WITH KAIPO AH CHONG

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

When: 1 p.m. April 7

Details: Explore color and texture in three dimensions with tropical flowers. Leave the workshop with your own arrangement to take with you and enjoy. Cleaned tropical flowers will be provided. Cost is $45 plus a $20 supply fee. Bring a pair of clippers. Pre-registration required.

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

BASIC GRANT-WRITING

Where: UH-Hilo, UCB 331, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. April 8

Details: Cost is $85. Course focused on grant-writing tools and resources for nonprofit organizations, charitable, public organizations and other community-minded groups.

Contact: CCECS, 932-7830, ccecs@hawaii.edu

EXPERIMENTAL WATERCOLORS

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

When: Noon on April 8

Details: Taught by Big Island artist Patti Pease Johnson. Cost is $50 or $45 for VAC members plus a $10 supply fee per person. Beginner and intermediate artists welcome. For more information or to register, call or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

Contact: Cheryl Wilson, 967-8222, workshops@volcanoartcenter.org

THE ART OF BUTCHERING AND CURING MEAT FOR HOME FOOD PRESERVATION

Where: The Kitchen, 615 Haihai St., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. April 8 and 22

Details: Cost is $80. Participants will get an introduction to the craft of charcuterie, as you make sausage and porchetta as well as corning your own beef. Each participant will get hands-on experience and instruction, leaving with the basic skills needed to start experimenting with home butchery and charcuterie.

Contact: CCECS, 932-7830, ccecs@hawaii.edu

ADOBE INDESIGN — INTRODUCTION

Where: UH-Hilo, UCB 125, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 4:30 p.m. April 10-13

Details: Cost is $75. Participants will receive hands-on training in desktop publishing and learn how to use this popular page layout software to design and create professional quality letterhead, business cards, brochures, PDF files that play movies and more. Required: Basic computer skills and a 4GB or larger USB flash drive.

Contact: CCECS, 932-7830, ccecs@hawaii.edu

BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS TRAINING PART 1

Where: UH-Hilo, PB-7 Computer Lab, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 4:30 p.m. April 10-13

Details: Cost is $75. Introduction to the basic essentials you need to navigate your computer. Excellent for those who are new to computers or need to brush up on computer skills for employment.

Contact: CCECS, 932-7830, ccecs@hawaii.edu

WIX.COM PART 2 — MULTIPAGE BUSINESS WEBSITE CONSTRUCTION

Where: UH-Hilo, PB-7 Computer Lab, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 4:30 p.m. April 10-13

Details: Cost is $125. Designed for individuals who have the basic understanding of Wix.com. Participants will use the latest business and marketing website designs incorporating forms, animation and multimedia elements. Required: Basic computer skills, basic Wix.com experience and a 4GB or larger USB flash drive.

Contact: CCECS, 932-7830, ccecs@hawaii.edu

JAPANESE BOOKBINDING

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

When: 9 a.m. April 15

Details: Learn this traditional art during this fun, hands-on workshop. These books are wonderful for albums, journals, one-of-a-kind books, scrapbooks and more. Cost is $35 or $32 for VAC members, plus a $10 materials fee. Prior bookbinding experience is not necessary. Visit www.volcanoartcenter.org for student supply list.

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

LEI MAKING WITH KUANA TORRES KAHELE

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. April 15

Details: Special class offered before Kuana goes live on stage that night. Cost is $65, which covers all materials. Tickets available at the box office.

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

ADOBE INDESIGN — INTERMEDIATE

Where: UH-Hilo, UCB 125, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 4:30 p.m. April 17-19

Details: Cost is $75. Participants will continue hands-on training in desktop publishing and develop greater familiarity with this powerful page layout software. Students also will develop their own design for professional quality print publications, PDF files that play movies and much more. Required: Basic computer skills and a 4GB or larger USB flash drive.

Contact: CCECS, 932-7830, ccecs@hawaii.edu

PHOTOGRAPHY OUTDOOR FIELD COURSE — SADDLE ROAD

Where: UH-Hilo, PB-7 Computer Lab, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 8 a.m. April 22

Details: Cost is $85. Participants will learn practical photography skills using the manual settings on their camera to optimize real-world situations in real time. Required: Basic camera skills, DSLR camera and hiking clothes.

Contact: CCECS, 932-7830, ccecs@hawaii.edu

SOFT PASTEL STILL LIFE WORKSHOP

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

When: 9 a.m. April 22

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

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

IPHONE BASICS SECTION 2

Where: UH-Hilo, PB-7 Computer Lab, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 4:30 p.m. April 24-26

Details: Cost is $75. An introduction to the basic essentials you need to navigate your iPhone. Required: Basic iPhone knowledge and an iPhone 4s or higher with a charger and cable.

Contact: CCECS, 932-7830, ccecs@hawaii.edu

VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK FIELD PHOTOGRAPHY

Where: UH-Hilo, PB-7 Computer Lab, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 4:30 p.m. May 2 and 4; 8 a.m. May 7

Details: Cost is $95. Classroom sessions will cover the basics of landscape photography, including equipment considerations, composition, lighting and camera technique. Field exercise will take place in two or three different locations, weather and site conditions permitting. Comfortable clothing and shoes needed.

Contact: CCECS, 932-7830, ccecs@hawaii.edu

Clubs

TODAY, March 18

AMERICAN LEGION HILO POST 3 MEETING

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

When: 11 a.m. today

Details: Group of veterans who meet to share comradeship and information. Also planning a Fourth of July barbecue cook-off on Bayfront. Veterans of any branch of the military welcome.

Contact: Keoni De La Cruz, 443-1626, keoni.delacruz@gmail.com

NATIONAL ACTIVE AND RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES MONTHLY MEETING

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

When: 1 p.m. today

Details: Third Saturday of every month. Come enjoy the fellowship and see what the club can do to protect the earned benefits of active and retired federal employees. Come with brown bag lunch at noon. Club also plans to host the State Federation of Chapters from April 26-28 at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel.

Contact: Bob Arthurs, 966-6141, bobarthurs@me.com

SUNDAY, March 19

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, March 21

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

HILO TOASTMASTERS

Where: Clem Akina Park Community Center, 145 Wainaku St., Hilo

When: 12:10 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: Enhance your leadership potential and improve your public-speaking skills. Every Tuesday.

Contact: Chandra Fulton, 938-9148, chandrafulton9@gmail.com

ORCHIDLAND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION BOARD MEETING

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

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Orchidland lot owners and interested individuals are invited.

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

WEDNESDAY, March 22

SIERRA CLUB

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday

Details: Topics to be discussed will include Mauna Kea, composting facility, marches for science and the climate and genetic modification. Potluck begins meeting, followed by meeting. Bring your own plate, cup, etc.

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

THURSDAY, March 23

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

FRIDAY, March 24

MOUNTAIN VIEW SENIOR GAMES

Where: Mountain View Senior Center, 18-1345A New Volcano Road, Mountain View

When: 10 a.m. Fridays

Details: Mountain View seniors meet to get acquainted and play bingo, mahjong, Shanghai rummy, Sequence and other card and board games. Bring a can of food for prizes. Area residents 55 and older invited.

Contact: June Van Pelt, 967-7417, junvp@juno.com

HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO DANCE PARTY

Where: Daylight Minds Cafe, 75-5770 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Details: Listener appreciation event with HPR DJ mr.nick (aka Nick Yee) spinning an eclectic mix of global grooves, with an opening set by DJ Kee. Tickets $5. Get tickets at bit.ly/HPR35Kona (case sensitive).

Contact: Hawaii Public Radio, 955-8821, plook@hawaiipublicradio.org

COMING

CAMP TARAWA DETACHMENT No. 1255 OF THE MARINE CORPS LEAGUE MEETING

Where: VFW Post 12122, 74-5543 Kaiwi St., Suite 185A, Kailua-Kona

When: 11:30 a.m. March 25

Details: All Marines and Navy Corpsmen (serving, retired or reserve) and their spouses are invited to come talk story at the no-host lunch and then stay for the business meeting at 1 p.m. Dress is resort casual.

Contact: Kathy Painton, 880-9880, kathypainton@hotmail.com

HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO DANCE PARTY

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

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Details: Listener appreciation event with HPR DJ mr.nick (aka Nick Yee) spinning an eclectic mix of global grooves, with an opening set by DJ Kee. Tickets $5. Get tickets at bit.ly/HPR35Kona (case sensitive).

Contact: Hawaii Public Radio, 955-8821, plook@hawaiipublicradio.org

HILO HOSPITAL RETIREES CLUB

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

When: 9 a.m. April 13

Details: Quarterly luncheon meeting and presentation by Hawaii Fire Department. Bento lunch $6. Pre-order lunch; pay when you come to the meeting. Caller groups 1, 2 and 3 for desserts. Will meet again the second Tuesday of July and October. Annual dues $10. Get reacquainted with former employees and friends.

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

Health

TODAY, March 18

OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP

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

When: 11:30 a.m. today

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

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

MONDAY, March 20

CANCER SURVIVOR “LET’S GO WALKING” STUDY

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

When: 9 a.m. Monday

Details: Participants are being recruited for this study for cancer survivors, which is being conducted to learn about the benefits of an eight-week walking program on the physical and psychological functioning and exercise behavior of cancer survivors. Participants must be at least 18, have completed treatment for breast, prostate or colon-rectal cancer two years ago or longer and able to engage in moderate physical activity. At the end of the program, participants will receive a $20 KTA gift certificate, pedometer and walking log calendar.

Contact: Cheryl M. Ramos, 640-2636, letsgowalkingsurvivors@gmail.com

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, March 21

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

INNER NOURISHING MEDICAL QIGONG

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

When: 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays through April 14

Details: Manage chronic pain and respiratory issues with this mindful practice from China. Cost is $65. Visit www.hiqi4health.org.

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

EVENING TESTING FOR HIV AND HEPATITIS C

Where: Hawaii Island HIV/AIDS Foundation, 16-204 Melekahiwa Place, Suite 1, Keaau

When: 4 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: Free testing, with only a finger prick of blood and 20 minutes of your time. Both of these diseases can be in your body without symptoms for years. Private and confidential tests, and help for you if you have a preliminary positive as a result.

Contact: Normand Dufresne, 982-8800, normand@hihaf.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

THURSDAY, March 23

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

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, March 24

HILO PARKINSON SUPPORT GROUP

Where: Aging and Disability Resource Center, 1055 Kinoole Ave., Hilo

When: 2 p.m. Friday

Details: Movie “Ride with Larry” will be presented. In this intimate portrait of courage, love and community, Larry Smith refuses to give up, proving that if you love life, you’ll fight for it.

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

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

NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP

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

When: 7 p.m. March 31

Details: Group helps people gain understanding and empathy for loved ones living with and recovering from mental illness.

Contact: Carolyn Oki, 935-3518, carold2654@hawaiiantel.net

AIKIDO FOR MENTAL HEALTH

Where: 219 Ululani St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Tuesdays, April 4-May 23

Details: Learn the basic principles of aikido, which has been found to help deal with conditions such as PTSD, depression, anxiety and anger issues. Call to register and set up individual assessment and orientation prior to start. Most insurance accepted.

Contact: H. Tim Baldwin, 961-2811, tigertimb2002@yahoo.com

2017 HILO MARCH FOR BABIES

Where: Lili‘uokalani Gardens, Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 7 a.m. May 6

Details: This is the 47th year the March of Dimes has sponsored the Hilo walk. Begins with registration; walk starts at 8 a.m. Entertainment, keiki activities and light snacks/refreshments. Interested teams and walkers are encouraged to sign up at www.marchforbabies.org.

Contact: Eden Patino, 271-1495, hilomarchforbabies@gmail.com

Just for Keiki

TODAY, March 18

GIFTED AND TALENTED NOMINATIONS

Where: Waiakea Elementary School, 180 W. Puainako St., Hilo

When: Nomination deadline is 3 p.m. March 31

Details: Nominations sought for WES English language arts and math students who will be in grades three-five next school year. Pick up forms at the school office.

Contact: Lisa Kon-Mukai, 981-7215, lisa_kon-mukai@notes.k12.hi.us

KIWANIS KEIKI DAY

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

When: 10 a.m. today

Details: Free. Featuring keiki ID, keiki car seat safety checks, entertainment, informational booths, read-to-me tent, fun-filled activities and giveaways. Free Kiwanis Keiki Day backpacks for the first 200 families who attend, with the first 50 containing small gifts from event sponsors. Lunch available for purchase at the food concession.

Contact: Cecily Nago, 896-1561, cnago@msn.com

COMING

PEE WEE BASKETBALL CAMP

Where: Hilo Armory, 28 Shipman St., Hilo

When: 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 11-May 18

Details: Two age divisions: 5-6 and 7-8 years old. Participants will learn basic fundamentals, with teamwork/sportsmanship skills and fun emphasized. Free. Enrollment limited to 12 children per division. Call to register.

Contact: Gail, 961-8734

Pau Hana

TODAY, March 18

SWINGING SATURDAY WITH LIVE MUSIC BY THE JAZZTONES

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

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: Beginner-friendly swing dance lesson by the Hilo Hep Cats followed by live jazzy dance music. No partner necessary. Sliding scale entry $10 to $20, or just $5 with a pupu. Nonsmoking venue. Ample parking in the back, off Ululani Street. The Elks is a private club; all dancers will be guests of Elk member A. Marten.

Contact: Andrea Gill, 959-8216, hilohepcats@gmail.com

SUNDAY, March 19

COMMUNITY BREAKFAST

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

When: 9 a.m. Sunday

Details: Sausage links, scrambled eggs, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, fruit cocktail, tea or coffee for a donation of $8. Children 7-12 are $5; children 6 and younger eat free. All welcome.

Contact: Freda Hart, 965-7032, VFWPost3830@outlook.com

COMING

STARGAZING LIVE

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

When: 7 p.m. March 31

Details: View star clusters, nebulae and galaxies live from the imaging telescopes at the Mauna Kea Visitor Center, all from the comfort of ‘Imiloa’s planetarium.

Contact: ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, 932-8901, info@imiloahawaii.org

HILO WOMAN’S CLUB WINE AND CHEESE TASTING

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

When: 4 p.m. April 1

Details: Annual fundraiser. Live music by Jazzx2. Also will include a silent auction. Tickets are $35, with all proceeds returned to the community via the club’s community donations programs.

Contact: Jan Kuester, 895-5274, janetkuester@gmail.com

ORCHIDLAND NEIGHBORS ANNUAL MEETING AND POTLUCK

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

When: 6 p.m. April 4

Details: Celebrate the second anniversary of getting nonprofit status. Bring a potluck dish to share and find out about what’s happening with our community center.

Contact: Sherri Carden, 990-6838, sherricarden@ymail.com

UNWIND — A WINE CLUB PAU HANA WINE TASTING

Where: Coquis Hideaway, 1550 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. April 26

Details: Be a part of this new wine club experience. Live music and pupus. Sample up to eight different wines from around the world. Learn about a variety of artisan boutique wines and how to get your favorites delivered to your door for free every month. Entry is $8; must be 21 or older.

Contact: Kristen, 345-5125, kataloha808@gmail.com

2017 HILO MARCH FOR BABIES PAU HANA EVENT

Where: Grand Naniloa Hotel, 93 Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 5 p.m. May 5

Details: For team captains and walkers to turn in their donations prior to the day of the walk. Pre-registration and T-shirts can be picked up at this time.

Contact: Eden Patino, 271-1495, hilomarchforbabies@gmail.com

Outdoors

TODAY, March 18

STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 8:45 a.m. today and March 25 and 31

Details: Help ensure the future of the Hawaiian rain forest at the summit of Kilauea. Volunteers help remove invasive species that prevent native plants from growing and give the forest a chance at new growth. Bring a hat, rain gear, day pack, snacks and water; gloves and tools provided. No advance registration required; no cost to participate.

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

WILDERNESS HIKE TO NAPAU CRATER

Where: Mauna Ulu Parking Lot, Chain of Craters Road, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Journey through the wilderness of Kilauea Volcano’s East Rift Zone and experience a breadth of volcanic activity. Park Ranger Michael Newman leads this challenging 14-mile, seven-hour, round-trip interpretive trek to the edge of Napau Crater. Bring 4 liters of water per person, lunch and snacks, sturdy closed-toe shoes or boots, long pants, sunscreen, hat and rain gear.

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

REALMS AND DIVISIONS OF KAHUKU

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (70.5-mile mark off Highway 11)

When: 9:30 a.m. today

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 Kahuku Unit’s newest trail, Pu‘u Kahuku. Meet near the parking area with sturdy shoes, rain gear, sun protection, water and a snack.

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

SUNDAY, March 19

PEOPLE AND LAND OF KAHUKU

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (70.5-mile mark off Highway 11)

When: 9:30 a.m. Sunday

Details: Loop through emerging native forests, pastures, lava fields and other sites to explore Kahuku’s human history on this moderate 2-mile, free guided hike. Discover the ways people have lived on these vast lands, from the earliest Hawaiians to today’s staff and volunteers at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Bring rain gear, sun protection, sturdy footwear, water and a snack and meet near the parking area.

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

COMING

ST. MICHAEL’S GOLF TOURNAMENT

Where: Kona Country Club, 78-7000 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona

When: 7 a.m. March 25

Details: Golf, lunch and silent auction for a good cause. Cost is $300 for each two-person team.

Contact: Don David, 756-6912, stmichaelsgolf808@gmail.com

MAUNA LOA SOUTHWEST RIFT ZONE

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (70.5-mile mark off Highway 11)

When: 9:30 a.m. March 25

Details: Learn about the fascinating eruptions and geologic features that define the Southwest Rift Zone of Mauna Loa during this free, short guided hike to an overlook located on the Upper Palm Trail.

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

PALM TRAIL

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (70.5-mile mark off Highway 11)

When: 9:30 a.m. March 26

Details: Traverse scenic pastures along an ancient cinder cone on a free, moderately difficult 2.6-mile loop with some of the best panoramic views Kahuku has to offer. Meet near the parking area with sturdy shoes, rain gear, sun protection, water and a snack to discover ranching-era relics, remnant native forest and amazing volcanic features from the 1868 eruptive fissures.

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

ANNUAL EAST HAWAII MASTER GARDENER PLANT SALE

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

When: 8 a.m. April 1

Details: Hundreds of plants for sale; vegetables, herbs, native Hawaiian plants and ornamentals. Educational booths and more.

Contact: Janet Kuester, 895-5274, janetkuester@gmail.com

EDIBLE WILD PLANTS: A HANDS-ON IMMERSION FOR FORAGERS AND FOODIES

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

When: 9 a.m. April 2

Details: Learn about wild edibles such as plantain/laukahi, sow thistle, cat’s ear and dandelion. Cost is $40 or $30 for VAC members plus a $15 transportation fee. Class size limited. Call or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org to register. Attendees will meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus. Transportation will be provided.

Contact: Cheryl Wilson, 808-967-8222, workshops@volcanoartcenter.org

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR CENTURY CYCLING RIDES

Where: Rides will begin at Spencer Beach Park, Kawaihae

When: Registration deadline is April 8; rides begin at 6:30 a.m. April 9

Details: Rides consist of a full 109-mile century, metric century or 60-miler, and 30-mile rides. No sign-ups available the day of rides. This is the fourth annual event, with all profits going to Hospice of Kona. There will be aid stations, a sag vehicle, a T-shirt and barbecue picnic lunch at the beach. Cost is $50. Register at www.hawaiicyclingclub.com.

Contact: Toni Romp-Friesen, HCC secretary, 989-8756, tonifriesen@gmail.com

SECOND ANNUAL HAWAII PARENTS KICKBALL TOURNAMENT

Where: Walter Victor Baseball Complex, 181 Manono St., Hilo

When: 8 a.m. April 8

Details: Grab your lawn chairs and kicking shoes, along with your family and friends, and come out for this all-day event of double-elimination kickball. Visit www.hawaiiparents.org for additional and registration information.

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

NATIONAL PARK WEEK FEE-FREE WEEKENDS

Where: All fee-charging national parks

When: April 15-16 and 22-23

Details: Celebrate “America’s Best Idea” and explore your national parks for free during these two weekends.

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

CELEBRATE WORLD HERITAGE DAY WITH A WILDERNESS HIKE

Where: Mauna Ulu Parking Lot, Chain of Craters Road, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9 a.m. April 15

Details: Join a ranger-guided hike into Kilauea Volcano’s East Rift Zone wilderness. This challenging 14-mile, seven-hour, round trip interpretive trek includes Makaopuhi Crater, the 1965 and 1969 lava flows, a centuries-old archaeological site, the hapu‘u pulu (fern) processing area and Napau Crater. Hikers must bring 4 liters of water per person, lunch and snacks, sturdy closed-toe shoes or boots, long pants, sunscreen, hat and rain gear. Free.

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

KAHUKU OHANA DAY

Where: Kahuku Unit, 70.5-mile marker, Highway 11, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10 a.m. April 15

Details: Keiki 17 and younger and their families are invited to explore the Pu‘u o Lokuana Trail and practice their GPS skills. Learn about Kahuku’s compelling paniolo history as well. Register by April 7. Bring lunch, snacks, water, light rain gear, a reusable water bottle, sunscreen, hat, long pants and shoes.

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

AARP SHRED FEST: FREE DOCUMENT SHREDDING AND FOOD COLLECTION EVENTS

Where: Big Island Record and Destruction Center, 73-4164 Huli Koa Drive, Kailua-Kona

When: 8 a.m. April 22

Details: Public can bring old tax forms, bank statements and other sensitive papers for convenient and confidential on-site destruction. This is a drive-through and drop-off event, with unloading assistance available. Staples and paperclips do not need to be removed. AARP membership is not required. Because of safety concerns and to serve as many people as possible, no one on foot or who gets out of their vehicle will be accepted this year. Each vehicle occupant limited to two boxes or bags of paper material. Participants encouraged to bring donations of brown rice and canned goods to benefit Hawaii’s hungry families. All donations will be given to the Food Basket, Hawaii Island’s food bank.

Contact: Jackie Boland, 545-6003, jboland@aarp.org

Performances

TODAY, March 18

HULA KAHIKO

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10:30 a.m. today

Details: Kumu hula Pele Kaio of Unukupukupu presents students of Unulau and Papa Hu‘elepo for this performance in a one-of-a-kind outdoor setting at the kahua hula (platform). 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: Desiree Cruz, 987-7288, volcanohula@gmail.com

“GOLD”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

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

Details: Doors open a half-hour prior to each showing. Rated R. Starring Matthew McConaughey. Kenny Wells, a prospector desperate for a lucky break, teams up with a similarly eager geologist and sets off on a journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia.

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

COUNTRY DANCE AT THE EAGLES

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

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: Enjoy live music by Gone Country. Food and beverages available for purchase. Cover charge applies for the dance.

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

AGATHA CHRISTIE’S “MURDER ON THE NILE”

Where: KMC’s Kilauea Theater, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7:30 p.m. today and March 31-April 1; 2:30 p.m. Sunday and April 2

Details: Presented by Kilauea Drama and Entertainment Network. The story takes place on a paddle boat steamer going down the Nile between Shellal and Wadi Halfa. Tickets are $15 general, $12 seniors and students and $10 children 12 and younger, and are available at Kilauea General Store, Keaau Natural Foods, the Most Irresistible Shop and at the door.

Contact: Suzi Bond, 982-7344, kden73@aol.com

SUNDAY, March 19

GIGI LOVE MUSIC PERFORMANCE

Where: Basically Books, 160 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: Noon on Sunday

Details: Love is promoting her new album, “National Parks Centennial Songs,” which contains 11 original songs written for some of the most inspiring national parks and includes “Pele’s Fire,” a song written for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Contact: Peter Nicholson, 291-6771, peter.hawaii@gmail.com

MONDAY, March 20

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, March 21

HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE BANDSTAND

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

When: 11 a.m. Tuesday

Details: A lively hour of Hawaiian entertainment with Kolea, featuring hula maiden Noe Noe. Free.

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, March 23

“BROTHER OUTSIDER: THE LIFE OF BAYARD RUSTIN”

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

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Details: Bayard Rustin, “the unknown hero of the Civil Rights Movement,” was the architect of the 1963 March on Washington. He was a strategist and nonviolent activist for racial and economic justice, peace and LGBTQ equality.

Contact: Bunny Smith, 935-0622

FRIDAY, March 24

“KEDI”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Friday through March 28; 2:30 p.m. March 26

Details: Doors open a half-hour prior to each showing. A film about the hundreds of thousands of cats who have roamed the metropolis of Istanbul freely for thousands of years.

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

COMING

“ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND” BALLET

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

When: 4 p.m. May 27

Details: West Hawaii Dance Theatre & Academy brings Lewis Carroll’s beloved classic to life with a fresh new twist. The music of Joby Talbot and Carl Davis will keep you toe-tapping through the remake of the original family friendly adventure. Includes more than 60 Big Island dancers and guest dancers from Maui Academy of Performing Arts. Tickets available at www.kahilutheatre.org.

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

HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE BANDSTAND

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

When: 11 a.m. March 28

Details: Hilo’s Halau Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna provides a lively hour of Hawaiian music and hula. Free.

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

HERVE KOUBI: “WHAT THE DAY OWES TO THE NIGHT”

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

When: 7:30 p.m. March 28

Details: Koubi’s all-male cast of dancers shows off its incredible physicality, powerful imagery and inspired choreography. Using urban and contemporary dance movements, capoeira and martial arts to bring the piece to life, dancers literally defy gravity and take the audience’s collective breath away.

Contact: UH-Hilo PAC, 932-7490, artsctr@hawaii.edu

A NIGHT AT THE OPERA WITH HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO

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

When: 5 p.m. March 29

Details: Hawaii Opera Theatre’s “Three Decembers,” starring opera legend Frederica von Stade, plus pre-show dinner at Merriman’s Waimea. Reserve tickets at bit.ly/HPRWaimeaopera (case sensitive). Call or email for additional details.

Contact: Hawaii Public Radio, 955-8821, plook@hawaiipublicradio.org

JAZZ NIGHT AT THE PALACE

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. March 30

Details: Soul on a Roll returns for another great night of live jazz. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Admission is $10; come early, seating is limited. Beer and wine will be available, along with special cafe menu items.

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

SWING WITH JAZZ MELE BAND

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

When: 6 p.m. March 31

Details: Featuring vocalist Lou Ann Gurney. Enjoy classic jazz standards along with swing, boogie-woogie, blues and Latin grooves.

Contact: Lou Ann Gurney, 982-6012, lagsings@mac.com

“THE SALESMAN”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. March 31-April 4; 2:30 p.m. April 2

Details: Doors open half an hour prior to each showing. Rated PG13. Forced to leave their apartment because of a dangerous construction project in a neighboring building, a young Iranian couple moves to the center of Tehran where they become embroiled in a life-altering situation involving the previous tenant.

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

UH WIND ENSEMBLE — BIG ISLAND TOUR

Where: Kamehameha Schools Hawaii, 16-714 Volcano Road, Keaau,

When: 4 p.m. April 1

Details: Free concert, featuring light overtures, several soloists and selections from Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.”

Contact: Jeffrey Boeckman, 956-2169, jboeckma@hawaii.edu

HULA KAHIKO WITH KUMU HULA STEPHANIE APOLO WITH HALAU HULA KALAULANI O PU‘UANAHULU

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10:30 a.m. April 15

Details: Performed in a one-of-a-kind outdoor setting at the kahua hula (platform) and 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 fees could apply.

Contact: Desiree Cruz, 987-7288, volcanohula@gmail.com

KUANA TORRES KAHELE

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. April 15

Details: Doors open at 6 p.m. A night of beautiful Hawaiian music. Each ticket purchased comes with a free copy of Kahele’s new CD.

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

KAI HO‘OPI‘I IN CONCERT

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 6:30 p.m. April 19

Details: Free evening of Hawaiian music and the leo nahenahe (sweet voice) of Ho‘opi‘i, an Aloha Festival Hawaiian falsetto contest winner.

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

All Kine Stuffs

TODAY, March 18

MOOLELO O HAMAKUA: STORIES OF HAMAKUA ORAL HISTORY

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

When: Through April 28

Details: Laupahoehoe Library and Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School’s fourth-graders are working on compiling oral histories. People interested in sharing stories of historical Hamakua are invited to sign up. Students are interested in interviewing community members to learn of Hamakua history, legends and ghost stories. Call the library if you are interested in having your story considered.

Contact: Gabrielle Casart, 962-2229, laupahoehoelibrary@yahoo.com

RUMMAGE SALE

Where: Nanawale Community Center, 14-855 Kehau Road, Nanawale Estates

When: 7 a.m. today

Details: Variety of new and used items for sale. Plants and baked goods also are available.

Contact: Kathryn Katada, 965-8080, bizoffice@nanawalecommunity.com

RUMMAGE SALE

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

When: 7 a.m. today

Details: Clothing, housewares, linens, tools, furniture and miscellaneous items for sale. All profits go to help veterans on the Big Island.

Contact: Freda Hart, 965-7032, VFWPost3830@outlook.com

HONPA HONGWANJI HILO BETSUIN’S SPRING SEMINAR

Where: Hilo Betsuin Administration Conference Room, 398 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Speaker will be Mark Unno, associate professor at the University of Oregon. Topic: “Rhythms of Great Compassion. Seasons of Life and Death.” Registration is $10, which includes materials and lunch. Registration deadline is March 15 at the Hilo Betsuin temple office.

Contact: Charlene Pascual, 961-6677, c.pascual@hilobetsuin.org

BONSAI SHOW

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

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Hosted by ‘Ohana Lehua Bonsai Club. Demonstration at 9:30 a.m.; class at 1 p.m. Call to register. Free.

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

CAREGIVER RESPITE FUN DAY

Where: Hilo Adult Day Center, 34 Rainbow Drive, Hilo

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Let us take care of you for a while. Have the opportunity to get to know other people who are on the same path, share and learn from each other’s experience. Learn tools and solutions that might help with your family caregiving. This month’s program features Hilo’s food guru Audrey Wilson, massages, therapeutic touch and healthy-ish Irish continental brunch. Registration is $10, with scholarships available. RSVP by calling the number below.

Contact: Lizby, 961-3747, ext. 101, llogsdon@hawaiiislandadultcare.org

HAWAII ISLAND RAPID OHIA DEATH SYMPOSIUM

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

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Free public events to bring Big Island residents the latest in ROD research, management and outreach actions, and provide a Q&A session. Space limited; register at rapidohiadeath.org.

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

NA MEA HULA WITH KUMU HULA AB VALENCIA AND MEMBERS OF HALAU HULA KALEHUAKI‘EKI‘EIKA‘IU

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. today

Details: 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. This cultural demonstration is hands-on and family friendly. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

Contact: Desiree Cruz, 987-7288, volcanohula@gmail.com

“HAWAII’S KOLEA” BY SUSAN SCOTT

Where: Basically Books, 160 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. today

Details: Each year, the kolea, or Pacific golden plover, fly thousands of miles nonstop from Alaska, returning to the same spot in Hawaii for the winter. Learn more in this new book that combines scientifically accurate text with outstanding photographs.

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

RED CROSS CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

Where: 55 Ululani St., Hilo

When: 2 p.m. today

Details: Entertainment, preparedness education, keiki activities, Red Cross history, how Red Cross contributes to the community, how to join and more. For details, visit RedCross.org/Hawaii.

Contact: Debbie Weeks, 935-8305, Debra.Weeks@RedCross.org

PROJECT LINUS BLANKETEERS

Where: Discount Fabric Warehouse, 933 Kanoelehua Ave., No. 7, Hilo

When: 2 p.m. today

Details: Help create handmade blankets for Big Island keiki in need.

Contact: Kathleen Stacey, 935-7495, project.linus_hi@yahoo.com

SUNDAY, March 19

ZEN BUDDHIST MEDITATION

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

When: 8 a.m. Sundays; 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

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

ONE-DAY SILENT MEDITATION RETREAT

Where: Namaste Estates, 15-1883 21st Ave., Hawaiian Paradise Park

When: 9 a.m. Sunday

Details: Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $35-$45 (sliding scale) plus suggested donation. Through silence, meditation, reflection and dharma interaction, the questions “Who am I?” and “Why am I here?” will be explored. Nondenominational; open to all. Experienced and beginning meditators welcome. Meditation guidance offered. Bring your own meditation cushion. Chairs available.

Contact: Martie Buchanan, 333-1202, missmartie2@gmail.com

FREE DOG TRAINING AND SOCIAL EVENT

Where: 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

TUESDAY, March 21

OCLA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

Where: Pahoa Community Center, 15-2910 Puna Road, Pahoa

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Hear all about current issues and talk to the board about your concerns.

Contact: Chris Coles-Morales, 464-5598, orchidlandcommunityassociation@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY, March 22

MAKE HU KUKUI

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Lanai, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10 a.m. Wednesday

Details: Help revive the practice of making and playing the traditional Hawaiian top, called hu kukui. Let’s see whose hu kukui can spin the longest.

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

TALK STORY WITH LISA ANN TENNANT

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

When: 3 p.m. Wednesday

Details: Learn about veteran benefits and services for long-term care and adult day health programs available at the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Free.

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

THURSDAY, March 23

BUSINESS ACTION CENTER

Where: Hawaii Small Business Development Center, 100 Pauahi St., Suite 109, Hilo

When: 9:30 a.m. Thursday

Details: BAC staff assist entrepreneurs obtain their general excise license, business registration forms and information about county, state and federal licensing requirements. No appointment required.

Contact: Jayna Uyehara, 974-4000, bac@dcca.hawaii.gov

FRIDAY, March 24

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Friday

Details: Tropical agriculture farmer Kaipo Ah Chong 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 entrance fees apply.

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

LED ZEPPELIN PLANETARIUM ROCK SHOW

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

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Details: Features full-dome graphics with the combination of Led Zeppelin classics pumping through the planetarium’s surround sound system. This show puts a modern and nostalgic spin on one of the best bands ever played in planetarium shows.

Contact: ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, 932-8901, info@imiloahawaii.org

COMING

CELEBRATING OHANA AT KONA COMMONS

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

When: 9 a.m. March 25

Details: Free, fun and hands-on event for the entire ohana. Activities will include arts and crafts, games, photos with the Easter Bunny and from 9-11 a.m. enjoy a meet-and-greet with Ronald McDonald to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Ronald McDonald House Charities. Visit family focused booths, including Therapeutic Horsemanship Hawaii, Family Support Hawaii, NIU Hawaii Pediatric Massage, Girls Scouts of Hawaii, Keiki O Ka ‘Aina, Kuleana Education and Queen Lili‘uokalani Trust. “The Great Gilly Hopkins” will be screened at 11:30 a.m.

Contact: Nancy Sakamoto, 334-0005, nsakamoto@mmirealty.com

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE HAWAII CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY

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

When: 9 a.m. March 25

Details: Since opening in 1987, Hawaii’s Ronald McDonald House has been a home-away-from-home for nearly 4,000 Big Island families with seriously ill children. This special show celebrates those 30 years of assisting families. Ronald McDonald himself will be there, with entertainment, prizes and fun activities for the keiki included.

Contact: Francesca Weems, 640-7125, fweems@commpac.com

McDONALD’S OF KONA COMMONS FIFTH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Where: McDonald’s of Kona Commons, 74-5453 Makala Blvd., Kailua-Kona

When: 10 a.m. March 25

Details: Entertainment, food and prizes. Bring your camera for a meet-and-greet with Ronald McDonald and enter for a chance to win $5 Arch Cards along with other great prizes. Free and open to the public. And don’t miss the vanilla ice cream cones and cheeseburgers for 55 cents. Customers also can receive a free slice of birthday cake between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., while supplies last.

Contact: Francesca Weems, 640-7125, fweems@commpac.com

“THE HAWAIIAN HORSE”

Where: Lyman Museum, 276 Haili St., Hilo

When: 3 p.m. March 25

Details: Drs. Billy and Brady Bergin reveal their just-published account of the horse in Hawaii, from its arrival in 1803 to the present day. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and inscribing by the authors. Cost is $3 or free for museum members.

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

31ST ANNUAL MAGIC SPECTACULAR

Where: Aloha Theatre, 79-7384 Hawaii Belt Road, Kainaliu

When: 2:30 and 7 p.m. March 25

Details: Featuring award-winning world champion magician Shawn Farquhar and top Big Island magicians Barry “The Great Barusky” Gitelson, Arnie “Arneleo the Great” Rabin, Bruce and Jennifer Meyers and others. Live music by Solar Wind Surf Band. Tickets are $10 for children; $15 for adults. Tickets available at Glow Salon in Kealakekua, Kona Stories in the Keauhou Shopping Center, Patel’s Spirit Station in Honaunau or by calling the Society for Kona’s Education & Art at 328-9392. Tickets also available at apachawaii.org.

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

TEACHINGS OF AWAKENING WITH GAVIN HARRISON

Where: Waimea Events Salon, 66-1664 Waiaka St., Waimea

When: 3:30 p.m. March 26

Details: Sitting and walking meditation, talk, dialogue/inquiry. Groups are nondenominational and open to all. Experienced and beginning meditators welcome; meditation guidance offered. Bring your own meditation cushion. Chairs are available. Donations appreciated.

Contact: Matilda Tompson, 885-9206, TompsonP001@hawaii.rr.com

THE WAY OF LIBERATION STUDY AND PRACTICE GROUP

Where: Hilo and Keaukaha

When: 4 p.m. March 26

Details: Second and fourth Sundays of every month. Book is about spiritual awakening — going from the dream state of ego to the awakened state beyond ego as quickly and efficiently as possible. Join the adventure. Email for directions.

Contact: Mildred Anne “Pantha” Huff, artbypantha@gmail.com

AFTER DARK IN THE PARK WITH HAWAIIAN BATS

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. March 28

Details: ‘Ope‘ape‘a (Hawaiian hoary bats) are the only true native terrestrial mammals in Hawaii. Join USGS bat biologist and researcher Corinna Pinzari as she reveals recent research into bat biology, monitoring, ecology and genetics projects.

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

BLUE ZONES PROJECT — PURPOSE WORKSHOP

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

When: 5:30 p.m. March 30

Details: Wake up each day with purpose and live seven years longer, happier. Free and interactive. Discover or rediscover your gifts, passions and values. RSVP at info.bluezonesproject.com/eh/purpose/march30.

Contact: Jade Iokepa, BlueZonesProjectEastHawaii@healthways.com

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. March 31

Details: Hula practitioner Noe Noe Kekaualua, who has danced since the age of 3, will share various aspects of traditional hula arts — lei making, pa‘u styles, fabric stamping and more. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

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

U.S. PASSPORT FAIR

Where: Hawaii Community College, Building 379A, Room 3, 1175 Manono St., Hilo

When: 8 a.m. April 1

Details: Apply for a U.S. passport at this special fair. Email to request an appointment.

Contact: Honolulu Passport Agency, 544-6069, passportfair@state.gov

EAST HAWAII MASTER GARDENER PLANT SALE

Where: Komohana Research Extension Center, 875 Komohana St., Hilo

When: 8 a.m. April 1

Details: Multitude of plants for sale, educational booths and exhibits. Fun for the whole family.

Contact: Randi C. Schneider, 935-1399, randics@hawaii.edu

ENDANGERED MARINE WILDLIFE: THREATS AND MITIGATION MEASURES

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. April 4

Details: What do Hawaiian monk seals, green sea turtles, hawksbill sea turtles and false killer whales have in common? They’re all endangered. Susannah Welch of the Marine Wildlife Program will share innovative ways to protect these species.

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

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH — UKULELE WITH WES AWANA

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. April 7

Details: Awana shares his love of ukulele and Hawaiian music by giving family-friendly lessons on the iconic and inviting instrument. Free, but park fees could apply.

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

12th ANNUAL LAUPAHOEHOE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Where: Laupahoehoe Beach Park

When: 9 a.m. April 8

Details: Music, ono food, wonderful craft, lots of games and something for everyone in the family.

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

SPRINGFEST AT LANIHAI

Where: Lanihau Center, 75-5595 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona

When: 10 a.m. April 8

Details: Craft fair and live entertainment throughout the day. Chance to win an Easter basket filled with cool prizes from The Wave. The Easter Bunny will be there from noon-4 p.m. for free photos, too. The coolest wheels will be on display at the Springfest Show n’ Shine Car Show. Benefit for Donkey Mill Art Center in Holualoa.

Contact: Margo Takata, 960-1392, lanihaucenterkona@gmail.com

“MAUNAKEA AND HAWAI’I 21ST CENTURY ASTRONOMY/EDUCATION”

Where: King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, 75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona

When: 9:30 a.m. April 8

Details: Galaxy Forum Hawai‘i 2017 features a presentation by Mayor Harry Kim. A primary education and outreach initiative of ILOA, the Galaxy Forum is a global effort to advance 21st Century science, education, enterprise and development around the world. Presentations, panel discussions and attendee participation. Open to everyone.

Contact: Steve Durst, 885-3474, info@iloa.org

HARVEST SHARING-HUI HOALOHA

Where: Orchidland Community Lot, 36th Avenue and Orchidland Drive, Orchidland

When: 10 a.m. April 8

Details: Monthly harvest sharing and potluck social event. Orchidland members and guests welcome. Share harvest from your land, good food and talk story.

Contact: Orchidland Community Association, 464-5598, orchidlandcommunityassociation@gmail.com

RAINBOW FRIENDS ANIMAL SANCTUARY DOG ADOPTION EVENT

Where: Aloha Pawz, 697 Manono St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. April 8

Details: Find your new best friend and help a homeless animal at the same time. Many kitties also available at the sanctuary in Kurtistown.

Contact: Kathy Buono, 260-0317, buonokathy@gmail.com

HEI DEMONSTRATION

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center lanai, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10 a.m. April 12

Details: Hei are traditional Hawaiian string figures, and are used with oli (chants) to tell stories and connect with the elements around us. No‘el Tagab-Cruz teaches the protocol and meaning behind this intriguing practice. Free.

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

“PUSH ON: MY WALK TO RECOVERY ON THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL” BY NIKI RELLON

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

When: 4:45 p.m. April 12

Details: Come and be inspired by this extreme athlete as she tells her story of surviving a 45-foot fall and recovering to become the first woman to hike the 2,200-mile trail on a prosthetic leg.

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

BLUE ZONES PROJECT — PURPOSE WORKSHOP

Where: UH-Hilo, Campus Center, Room 306, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. April 12

Details: Wake up each day with purpose and live seven years longer, happier. Free and interactive. Discover or rediscover your gifts, passions and values. RSVP via email or at https://hawaii.bluezonesproject.com/events/.

Contact: Jade Iokepa, jade.iokepa@healthways.com

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH — LEI MAKING WITH RANDY LEE

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. April 14

Details: Lee uses a variety of natural materials to fashion lei from the freshest ferns, leaves and flowers he personally gathers from the rain forests of Panaewa. Enjoy the skill and wonderful stories this well-respected practitioner has to offer. Free, but park fees could apply.

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

NA MEA HULA WITH LOKE KAMANU AND OHANA

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. April 15

Details: Join Native Hawaiian cultural specialist Kamanu and her ohana as they set up shop on the lanai to present a display of all things hula. Kamanu will share a variety of instruments, implements and lei styles that play an integral role in the life of the hula practitioner.

Contact: Desiree Cruz, 987-7288, volcanohula@gmail.com

SPECIAL MERRIE MONARCH FESTIVAL EVENTS

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center lanai, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. April 18-20

Details: Celebrate and honor the 54th Merrie Monarch Festival with special performances at the national park. Practitioners on Tuesday will share lau hala (weaving of the pandanus leaf), lomilomi (traditional Hawaiian massage), hu kukui (Hawaiian spinning top game) and ulana niu (coconut leaf weaving). Falsetto singer Kai Ho‘opi‘i performs. Practitioners on Wednesday will share the arts of lei making (wili and hulu styles), pala‘ie (Hawaiian ball and hoop game) and kapala mea ulu (Hawaiian plant stamping). The Young Brothers will perform local melodies. Practitioners on Thursday will share the arts of lei making, haku hulu (Hawaiian featherwork), ‘ohe kapala (bamboo stamping) and kuku kapa (making fabric from bark cloth). Multiple Na Hoku Hanohano award-winning composer, singer and musician Kenneth Makuakane will perform. Part of HVNP’s ‘Ike Hana No‘eau (Experience the Skillful Work) workshops. Free.

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

THE VALUE OF PLANTATION-ERA ARCHIVES IN TODAY’S WORLD

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. April 18

Details: The Edmund Olson Trust Archive is home to an amazing array of maps, records and documents from the big sugar plantations that dominated the Big Island’s agricultural landscape from the 1850s to the 1990s, and traces an important part of island history. John Cross of the Olson Trust will lead a free visual journey through these irreplaceable historic resources and the era that was “Big Sugar.”

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

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

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. April 21

Details: Crabbe shares his extensive knowledge to teach the basics of hula, language and chant. Free, but park fees could apply.

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

39TH ANNUAL BRANTLEY CENTER GOLF TOURNAMENT

Where: Waikoloa Village Golf Club, 68-1798 Melia St, Waikoloa Village

When: 8 a.m. April 23

Details: Shotgun start; two-person best ball modified format. Entry fees are $125 per player for golf, lunch and prizes, including a chance to win $10,000 for a hole-in-one. The golf tournament and other fundraisers throughout the year fill a critical gap in the Brantley Center’s budgetary need. Golfers and non-golfers are invited to contribute to the benefit golf tournament, and various sponsorship levels are available. Organizers also welcome silent auction items, gift certificates and other donations at all price levels to generate enthusiasm and give everyone a chance to participate.

Contact: Roland Kaneshiro, 987-7712, bcenter2@gmail.com

NATIONAL PARK RX DAY

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center lanai, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9 a.m. April 23

Details: Join the growing movement to prescribe parks and nature for the improvement of our health. Includes a morning yoga session, various presentations such as lomilomi and kalo and a “Walk with a Doc” with Dr. Craig Kadooka. Other presenters include Hilo Medical Center, HMSA Community Engagement, state Department of Health and Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi.

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

KILAUEA VOLCANO’S SUMMIT ERUPTION: NINE YEARS AND COUNTING

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. April 25

Details: On March 19, 2008, a new volcanic vent opened in Halema‘uma‘u Crater at Kilauea’s summit. Nine years later, the eruption continues. USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologist Matt Patrick presents an update and overview about the summit eruption, including stunning imagery.

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

WEAVE ULANA NIU (COCONUT FRONDS)

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center lanai, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10 a.m. April 26

Details: Learn how to weave coconut fronds into useful and beautiful items. Part of the national park’s ‘Ike Hana No‘eau (Experience the Skillful Work) workshops. Free.

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

BLUE ZONES PROJECT — FREE COOKING DEMONSTRATION

Where: Akmal’s Indian Kitchen, 174 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. April 27

Details: Learn how to prepare delicious plant-based recipes that are Blue Zones approved. Plus, enjoy free samples, meet people from your community and join in a walking or potluck group to win awesome prizes. RSVP by emailing.

Contact: Jade Iokepa, jade.iokepa@healthways.com

BIG ISLAND CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL

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

When: 9 a.m. April 28-29

Details: “Worth Its Weight in Gold: The History of Chocolate” is the theme for the sixth annual festival. General admission tickets to the gala are $79 presale and $100 at the door. Special room/ticket packages available. The two-day chocolate extravaganza includes a cacao plantation tour at Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory, a college culinary competition and several public foodie and agriculture-themed seminars. Activities culminate 5-9 p.m. April 29 with the indoor-outdoor festival gala. Attendees can vote for best savory and best sweet culinary creations while culinary stations will be judged by celebrity chefs. Enjoy entertainment, dancing and silent auction to benefit local nonprofits.

Contact: Farsheed Bonakdar, 324-6100, Info@bigislandchocolatefestival.com

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

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. April 28

Details: Ah Chong will share his expert lei-making skills with VAC visitors. Free, but park fees could apply.

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

KA‘U COFFEE FESTIVAL

Where: Pahala Community Center, 96-1149 Kamani St., Pahala

When: Beginning at 5:30 p.m. May 19

Details: Celebrating award-winning Ka‘u coffee, the ninth annual festival offers unique and exciting activities May 19-28. The festival’s pinnacle is an all-day, free ho‘olaule‘a May 27, offering coffee, food and craft booths; entertainment, farm and mill tours; and guided coffee tastings. The festivities conclude with the Ka‘u Coffee College educational series. Some events are free, others have a fee.

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

HONOKAA WESTERN WEEK

Where: Various venues, Honokaa

When: Various times May 21-29

Details: Western Week kicks off at 8 a.m. May 21 with the second annual Farm Festival at Hamakua Harvest. Festivities continue throughout the week, wrapping up with the Paniolo Parade at 4 p.m. and Block Party at 5 p.m. May 26 and the 61st annual Hawai‘i Saddle Club Scholarship Rodeo from May 27-29. Organizers are recruiting participants for all scheduled activities and urge everyone to support the celebration. For more information, follow Honokaa Western Week on Facebook or visit www.honokaawesternweek.org.

Contact: Michelle, 775-9777, big-islandgrown@hotmail.com

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE HAWAII CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY

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

When: 11 a.m. May 27

Details: Since opening in 1987, Hawaii’s Ronald McDonald House has been a home-away-from-home for nearly 4,000 Big Island families with seriously ill children. This special show celebrates those 30 years of assisting families. Ronald McDonald himself will be there, with entertainment, prizes and fun activities for the keiki included.

Contact: Francesca Weems, 640-7125, fweems@commpac.com

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

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

ONGOING

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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