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Arts & Exhibits

TODAY, Nov. 11

MEET THE ARTIST: MARK TEXIERA FROM MARVEL AND MORE

Where: Enjoy Comics, 45 Pohaku St., Suite 201, Hilo

When: 10 a.m. today

Details: Meet this legend of the industry from Marvel titles such as “The Punisher,” “He-Man,” “Red Sonja” and many more. Free event. Meet the artist, get autographs and even commission him for artwork (per his cost).

Contact: Enjoy Comics, 933-3534, enjoycomicshilo@gmail.com

ART IS LIFE FESTIVAL

Where: Hawaii Academy of Arts and Sciences, 15-1397 Homestead Road, Pahoa

When: 10 a.m. Nov. 11

Details: Craft fair will feature local artists, live entertainment, demonstrations and food vendors. Free and open to the public.

Contact: Leah Gouker, 747-5605, ascpuna.programs@gmail.com

TUESDAY, Nov. 14

LIFE DRAWING

Where: Kukuau Studio, 43 Kukuau St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays

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

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

COMING

31ST ANNUAL VOLCANO VILLAGE ART STUDIO TOUR AND SALE

Where: Volcano Village

When: 10 a.m. Nov. 24-26

Details: Presented by the Volcano Village Artists Hui. Visitors are invited to meet the artists in their studios and see and purchase artwork in a wide variety of media, including pottery, raku masks, hand-blown art glass, wood and metal sculpture, hand-tooled metal and fiber art, as well as photographs, paintings, drawings and block prints. A special drawing for pieces contributed by the artists is planned for the last day of the event. Maps to the six studios will be available at businesses in Volcano Village, as well as at www.VolcanoVillageArtistsHui.com.

Contact: Emily Herb, 987-3472, eherb@hawaii.rr.com

EHCC CLAY EXHIBIT, MARKET, 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

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

When: 5 p.m. Dec. 1

Details: All are welcome to this inaugural event. Enjoy art, food, entertainment and more.

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

11TH ANNUAL PARADISE STUDIO TOUR

Where: Various studios in Hawaiian Paradise Park

When: 10 a.m. Dec. 2-3

Details: Free. Public invited to visit seven home studios of 25 artists who will show works of oil painting, watercolors, collage, pastels, acrylic, cement, wood sculpture, jewelry making, pottery, ceramics, silk painting, fashion art, gourd crafting, photography and more. Free featured demos. For brochure and map, visit www.paradisestudiotour.com or call 982-5150.

Contact: Margaret Stanton, 966-5053, peggystanton007@yahoo.com

Classes

TODAY, Nov. 11

INSTANT DRAWING

Where: Ben Franklin, 333 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: Noon on Saturdays

Details: Learn to draw everything from plants to animals to people. For ages 10 and older. Cost is $17.50 for each two-hour class. Supply list given during the first class. You also can bring your own pencils, paper and drawing board.

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

SUNDAY, Nov. 12

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

WRITERS WORKSHOP

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

When: 1 p.m. Sundays

Details: Whether you’re a seasoned writer or just starting out, one of your most useful resources is a workshop. With this workshop, you’ll not only have useful feedback from other writers, you’ll also benefit from weekly discussions about the most important concepts of writing with the group’s facilitator. Writers can explore any creative medium they want in a friendly, supportive environment. Cost for the full 10 weeks is $90, payable at the start of the session.

Contact: Adam Sydney, 818-216-8664, asydney@gmail.com

CRAFTERNOON — HOLIDAY CANDLE

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

When: 1 p.m. Sunday

Details: Make a scented soy wax candle in a 3-ounce tin perfect for holiday gift giving. Cost is $15, which includes all materials and light refreshments. Limited to 10 participants, ages 12 and older; register online at www.makerfair.org/participate/crafternoons/

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

MONDAY, Nov. 13

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

WEAVE A SCARF ON A CRICKET LOOM

Where: Quilt Passions, 75-5626 Kuakini Highway, No. 4, Kailua-Kona

When: 9 a.m. Monday

Details: Materials including looms will be provided and you can take home what you weave. Class limited to 10 participants; beginners welcome. Cost is $60 plus $20 supply fee. Reservation required.

Contact: Quilt Passions, 329-7475, loomonthelava@hawaii.rr.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

ONLINE TEACHER LICENSING PROGRAMS FROM UH-MANOA

Where: Hawaii Community College, Hale Kea Testing Center, Room 387-110, 1175 Manono St., Hilo

When: 4 p.m. Monday

Details: Free public information session about distance learning programs for teacher licensing programs, graduate programs and professional development opportunities.

Contact: Karen Wilson, 209-8031, wilsonkl@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 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

ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSES

Where: UH-Hilo, K107, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Mondays through Nov. 27

Details: Free. Learn English, practice conversation, make friends and have fun. Two levels offered: Beginning and intermediate.

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

BEGINNING CHARLESTON DANCE

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

When: 8 p.m. Mondays

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

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

BEGINNING SWING DANCE

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

When: 8 p.m. Mondays

Details: Experience Lindy hop, the original form of swing dance and an outrageously popular American dance from the Big Band era. Beginners welcome. Get personalized instruction in small classes, benefitting from guidance from more experienced Lindy-hoppers. Six weeks; cost is $35 or only $20 if you bring a new student. Drop-ins $10. No experience or partner necessary.

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

TUESDAY, Nov. 14

WORD PROCESSING FOR SENIORS 50+

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

When: 10 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday

Details: Not a typing class. Learn how to move your words around on a digital sheet of paper, insert a picture and print catchy invitations or posters. Cost is $60 (includes workbook) plus $44 SeniorNet annual membership fee.

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

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

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

BON DANCE CLASESS

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

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday and Nov. 28

Details: Every second and fourth Tuesday. Exercise and have fun. Learn traditional dances as well as contemporary upbeat dances that can be performed at every bon dance. Also learn the history and background of the dances. Donation of $5 appreciated.

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

BLUES DANCE FUNDAMENTALS

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

When: 7 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: Explore the variety of styles and expressions of this unique American partner dance. Learn basics such as shifting your partner’s weight, body isolations and ways to move across the floor. No partner or experience required; beginners welcome. Six weeks; cost is $35 or only $20 if you bring a new student. Drop-ins $10.

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

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15

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

HAWAII BALLROOM DANCE ASSOCIATION EAST HAWAII CHAPTER CHA-CHA AND TANGO CLASSES

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

When: 7 p.m. Wednesdays

Details: Open to beginners as well as experienced dancers. Cost is $35 for the eight weeks, plus $20 chapter membership. First-year membership fee waived for those who are cardholding members of the Hawaii Medical Service Association. Registration starts at 6:30 p.m.

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

THURSDAY, Nov. 16

SENIOR LECTURES FALL SESSION

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

When: 10 a.m. Thursday

Details: This week, Kenneth Ikemori presents “Water Issues in Kona.” Cost for the 10-week series is $10.

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

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

RANTOKAN KENDO CLUB

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

When: 8 p.m. Thursdays

Details: Learn this ancient traditional martial art of Japan and modern-day sport, founded on virtues of samurai training. Cost is $10 per month.

Contact: rantokan.kendo@gmail.com

FRIDAY, Nov. 17

UNDERSTANDING HAWAIIAN MUSIC

Where: TBA to participants

When: 12:30 p.m. Fridays

Details: For those interested in understanding the words and appreciating the themes of popular Hawaiian songs. A native speaker will teach. No previous knowledge of Hawaiian language necessary. Call if you are interested and for details.

Contact: Laura L. Williams-May, 805-545-0642, laurainslo@gmail.com

WEST AFRICAN DANCE

Where: YWCA, 145 Ululani St., Hilo

When: 6:45 p.m. Fridays

Details: Have fun and sweat while learning West African dance. Taught by Michal Anna Carrillo of Lavaroots Dance Company in Hawi. All levels and drop-ins welcome. Live drumming. Cost is $15.

Contact: Michal Anna Carrillo, 987-4243, lavaroots@gmail.com

EXPLORING THE PALMS OF NEW GUINEA

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

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Details: Bill Baker of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England, leads a research group exploring plant diversity and its evolutionary history, primarily focusing on palms. Free.

Contact: Mary Lock, 430-0401, marylock@sbcglobal.net

COMING

EXPLORING WOODTURNING WITH AARON HAMMER

Where: Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School wood shop, 35-2065 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Laupahoehoe

When: 9 a.m. Nov. 18-19

Details: Get hands-on experience with spindle turning (for chair legs, bottle stoppers and poi pounders), as well as bowl turning. Students will take home several completed projects. Safety equipment, tool selection and sharpening, wood selection and preparation will be covered along with the chucks and equipment for different projects. Beginners welcome; for ages 13 and older. Cost is $150. Register at www.theHui.net.

Contact: Amy Flanders, 719-680-7993, mermadedzine@gmail.com

MARBLING WORKSHOP WITH BONNIE SOL HAHN

Where: Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School Teaching Kitchens, 35-2065 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Laupahoehoe

When: 2 p.m. Nov. 18

Details: Make your own marblized paper in this fun, hands-on workshop. No art experience necessary; nontoxic and safe. Open to ages 9 and older. Cost is $50 (keiki $20). Register at www.theHui.net.

Contact: Amy Flanders, 719-680-7993, mermadedzine@gmail.com

INTERNET & EMAIL FOR SENIORS 50+

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

When: 9 a.m. Nov. 20 and 22

Details: Learn 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.

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

PAINTING WITH PEGGY

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

When: Noon on Nov. 20

Details: Margaret “Peggy” Stanton leads an ongoing series of acrylic painting workshops for artists of all levels. Learn to approach the painting process with a new awareness and understanding of color dynamics and composition. Artists create a painting on canvas using a more immediate and intuitive process. Stanton also offers individual instruction for artists during each session. Cost for each session is $20 or $15 for VAC members. Student supply list available online or by calling VAC. Students bring their own supplies and easels, and are encouraged to bring a piece to show the group.

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

FOCUS ON BALBOA DANCE: FINDING FLOW

Where: 126 Kanoelani St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 24; noon Nov. 25

Details: Learn a unique swing dance style that originated in Southern California. Explore the fundamentals of balboa for beginners while offering advanced concepts for experienced balboa dancers. Cost for the Nov. 24 class is $25 if paid by Nov. 21, $30 at the door. Three classes Nov. 25; cost for each class is $15 if paid by Nov. 21, $20 at the door. No partner necessary. Sponsored by the Hilo Hep Cats. Full class and registration details at www.hilohepcats.org.

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

CHRISTMAS PAROL WORKSHOP WITH LITO ASUNCION

Where: Lyman Museum, 276 Haili St., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Nov. 25

Details: Cost is $15 or $10 for museum members. All supplies provided. Deadline to register is Nov. 22.

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

TANGLED TIDINGS ZENTANGLE CLASS

Where: One Gallery, 186 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Dec. 3

Details: Practice the Zentangle method of pattern making with a certified instructor to create holiday gift tags, ornaments and a decorated fabric gift bag. All materials and light refreshments included. Limited to 10 participants. No experience necessary. Register online at www.sarakrosch.com/zentangle/.

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

CITIZENS’ CLIMATE LOBBY HAWAII ISLAND MEETING

Where: First floor, UCB 112, UH-Hilo, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Dec. 21

Details: This nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization is focused on national policies to address climate change. CCL Hawaii Island is one of hundreds of local chapters found around the world working toward this central mission.

Contact: Zoe Whitney, 280-5882, hawaiiisland@citizensclimatelobby.org

Clubs

TODAY, Nov. 11

HILO ORCHID SOCIETY

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

When: 1:30 p.m. today

Details: Leslie Hayes-Cullins will lead a hands-on repotting session. And you get to take home the orchid you pot. Free. Public welcome.

Contact: Rick Kelley, 756-8145, info@hiloorchidsociety.org

SUNDAY, Nov. 12

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

MONDAY, Nov. 13

KOREA VETERANS MONTHLY MEETING

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

When: 10 a.m. Monday

Details: Committee, disability and agenda reviews, KWV Memorial status.

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

TUESDAY, Nov. 14

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 BOARD ELECTIONS MEETING

Where: Kamana Senior Center, 124 Kamana St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Open to the public. Come and learn about bees, beekeeping, plant pollination, honey harvesting tips or starting your own hive. Pupu potluck followed by a brief business meeting. This month’s meeting features elections for board members and a wrap-up about the winners of the Hawaii Honey Challenge.

Contact: Jim Klyman, 339-2422, bigislandbeekeepers@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15

QUILTING AND KNITTING IN HONOKAA

Where: North Hawaii Education and Research Center, 45-539 Plumeria St., Honokaa

When: 9 a.m. Wednesdays

Details: People of any skill level, including beginners, are welcome to attend.

Contact: June, 962-0515, greenfeljoo1@hawaii.rr.com

THURSDAY, Nov. 16

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

HAWAII PHOTO SHOOTERS

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

When: 6 p.m. Thursday

Details: Jeff Ikeda will demonstrate lighting in photography. Free and open to the public.

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

COMING

MONTHLY MEETING FOR CITIZENS’ CLIMATE LOBBY HAWAII ISLAND CHAPTER

Where: UH-Hilo, UCB 112, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Nov. 18

Details: Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. Everyone invited to attend.

Contact: Zoe Whitney, 280-5882, hawaiiisland@citizensclimatelobby.org

BIG ISLAND WATER GARDEN CLUB

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

When: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21

Details: Monthly meeting with guest speaker Elizabeth Green, who will discuss native forest and community conservation. Public welcome. A mini auction concludes agenda.

Contact: Karen, secretary, 935-5357, stephen@backyardeden.com

SIERRA CLUB

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Nov. 29

Details: Talk story during our monthly meeting about environmental issues near and far. Potluck before meeting. Support zero waste by bringing your own plate, cup, etc., if can.

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

Health

TODAY, Nov. 11

DEMENTIA SERIES

Where: Aging and Disbaility 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., “Iris” (movie) 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, Nov. 13

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

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP

Where: Learning Center, second floor, Hilo Medical Center, 1190 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 4 p.m. Monday

Details: Group provides information and support to stroke survivors and their loved ones. Meets every second Tuesday of the month.

Contact: Amy Shipley, 932-3049, ashipley@hhsc.org

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

ZUMBA

Where: Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi, 326 Desha Ave., Keaukaha

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

Details: Fun, upbeat and sure to be a good workout. All are welcome. Free and open to the public. Visit HMONO.org/events for all class dates and times.

Contact: Pua, 969-9220, contact@hmono.org

TUESDAY, Nov. 14

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

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

Where: Church of the Holy Cross, 440 W. Lanikaula St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Tuesday

Details: Support group for caregivers who provide assistance to anyone. Support from knowledgeable community members as well as Alzheimer’s Association. Helpful tips and opportunity to network.

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

THERAPEUTIC BASIC FLOW (YOGA) CLASSES

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

When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Details: Classes are free. Register today.

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

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS 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

YOGA

Where: Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi, 326 Desha Ave., Keaukaha

When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Details: Beginners and experienced welcome. Designed for all ages. Get active, increase flexibility and improve your overall health. Free and open to the public. Visit HMONO.org/events for all class dates and times.

Contact: Pua, 969-9220, contact@hmono.org

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15

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

THURSDAY, Nov. 16

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

CAREGIVERS 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.

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, Nov. 17

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., Hilo

When: 11:30 a.m. Nov. 18

Details: Meet new friends, share experiences and provide mutual support in a friendly and safe environment. Meets the 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

DEMENTIA SERIES

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

When: 1 p.m. Nov. 18

Details: Alzheimer’s Association presents “Communication and Behaviors in Dementia” at 1 p.m., “I’m Not Fictional” (movie) 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

BLUE ZONES PROJECT — FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN HILO

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

When: 10:30 a.m. Dec. 12

Details: Contribute your time and efforts to benefit Hawaii Island kupuna and families in need. Volunteer activities will include sorting, bagging and distributing bags of food. RSVP at info.bluezonesproject.com/eh/volunteer.

Contact: Jade Iokepa, 756-5772, Jade.Iokepa@sharecare.com

BLUE ZONES PROJECT — FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN PAHOA

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

When: 1 p.m. Dec. 12

Details: Contribute your time and efforts to benefit Hawaii Island kupuna and families in need. Volunteer activities will include sorting, bagging and distributing bags of food. RSVP at info.bluezonesproject.com/eh/volunteer.

Contact: Jade Iokepa, 756-5772, Jade.Iokepa@sharecare.com

BLUE ZONES PROJECT — GROCERY TOUR AT KTA WAIKOLOA

Where: KTA Waikoloa, 68-3916 Paniolo Ave., Waikoloa Village

When: 5 p.m. Dec. 12

Details: Health coaches will highlight fresh and convenient plant slant options and identify foods with hidden sugars and other harmful ingredients. Free. RSVP to the email below.

Contact: Sue Dela Cruz, 824-3591, bzp.northhawaii@gmail.com

BLUE ZONES PROJECT — FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN PEPEEKEO

Where: Pepeekeo Community Center, 28-1084 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Pepeekeo

When: 10:15 a.m. Dec. 14

Details: Contribute your time and efforts to benefit Hawaii Island kupuna and families in need. Volunteer activities will include sorting, bagging and distributing bags of food. RSVP at info.bluezonesproject.com/eh/volunteer.

Contact: Jade Iokepa, 756-5772, Jade.Iokepa@sharecare.com

BLUE ZONES PROJECT — FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN KEAAU

Where: Puna Hongwanji, 16-492 Old Volcano Road, Keaau

When: 10 a.m. Dec. 20

Details: Contribute your time and efforts to benefit Hawaii Island kupuna and families in need. Volunteer activities will include sorting, bagging and distributing bags of food. RSVP at info.bluezonesproject.com/eh/volunteer.

Contact: Jade Iokepa, 756-5772, Jade.Iokepa@sharecare.com

Just for Keiki

MONDAY, Nov. 6

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, Nov. 7

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, Nov. 11

STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 8:45 a.m. today and Nov. 18 and 25

Details: Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive, non-native plant species that prevent native plants from growing in the park. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and long pants. Bring a hat, rain gear, day pack, snacks and water. Gloves and tools are provided. No advance registration required; no cost to participate, but park entrance fees apply. Meet project leaders Paul and Jane Field at Kilauea Visitor Center.

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

SUNDAY, Nov. 12

LEARN ABOUT OHIA LEHUA

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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

Details: Learn about the vital role of ohia lehua in native Hawaiian forests, the many forms of the ohia tree and rapid ohia death. Easy, 1-mile (or less) walk. Enter Kahuku on the mauka (inland) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5; meet near the parking area. Sturdy footwear, water, rain gear, sun protection and snack are recommended for all hikes. Free.

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

COMING

VOLUNTEER CLEANUP DAY

Where: Lili‘uokalani Gardens, Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 8 a.m. Nov. 18

Details: Help clean the pond edge on the Lihiwai Street side of the red bridge and plant ground cover in the shaded southern corner of the gardens at the new stone setting. Wear gardening clothes and closed-toe shoes.

Contact: Alton Okinaka, 383-4917, alton@hawaii.edu

THANKSGIVING HORSESHOE FUN DAY

Where: Onekahakaha Horseshoe Courts, 74 Onekahakaha Road, Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Nov. 18

Details: Horseshoe pitchers and newcomers welcome. Prizes are turkeys and holiday fixings. Entry fee is $10, which includes lunch.

Contact: Carol Costa or Bill Kaiwa, 864-7724 or 223-9090, carolcosta@hawaii.rr.com

KAWAIHAE CANOE CLUB 23RD ANNUAL LUAU

Where: Kawaihae Small Boat Harbor

When: 5:30 p.m. Nov. 18

Details: A wonderful evening of Hawaiian food and entertainment featuring Tani Kaneao with Kuahiwi, Kolea, Lito Arkangel, Ho‘a and Kehau Tamure. Cost is $40 for presale tickets, $45 at the door; $20 for children between 5 and 10 years old.

Contact: Debbie or Izzy, 937-4700 or 987-2819, kccluau@yahoo.com

PEOPLE AND LAND OF KAHUKU

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Nov. 19 and Dec. 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 lived and worked on the vast Kahuku lands. Enter Kahuku on the mauka (inland) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5; meet near the parking area. Sturdy footwear, water, rain gear, sun protection and a snack are recommended for all hikes. Free.

Contact: Park information, 985-6018, havo_interpretation@nps.gov

NATURE AND CULTURE: AN INSEVERABLE RELATIONSHIP

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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

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. Learn about native plants and their significance in Hawaiian culture. Moderate hike; about 2 miles and takes two hours. Enter Kahuku on the mauka (inland) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5; meet near the parking area. Sturdy footwear, water, rain gear, sun protection and snack are recommended for all hikes. Free.

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

HOLIDAY CHALLENGE

Where: Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 5 p.m. beginning Nov. 25

Details: Everyone is invited to come and vote for their favorite decorated cottage. Lights stay on until 10 p.m. each night through Dec. 31. Ballot boxes are located at the front desk, Crater Rim Cafe, the Recreation Lodge and the General Store. Park fees apply.

Contact: Elene Rizzo-Kuhn, 967-8371, rizzokuhne@kmc-volcano.com

PALM TRAIL

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Nov. 26 and Dec. 3 and 23

Details: 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. Enter Kahuku on the mauka (inland) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5; meet near the parking area. Sturdy footwear, water, rain gear, sun protection and a snack are recommended for all hikes. Free.

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

CHRISTMAS AT THE ZOO

Where: Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens, 800 Stainback Highway, Hilo

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

Details: Join the Friends of the Zoo Animal Enrichment Team in spreading some Christmas Aloha at the zoo. Watch the spider monkeys open their presents and then proceed to give Christmas gifts to all of the zoo’s furry and feathered friends. The public is invited to bring cameras and share in the Christmas spirit.

Contact: Barbara Thomason, 959-9233 (gift shop), Paradisezoo@gmail.com

HIIAKA AND PELE

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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

Details: Discover two fascinating Hawaiian goddesses, sisters Pelehonuamea (Pele) and Hi‘iaka, and the natural phenomena they represent. Experience the sisters coming alive through the epic stories depicted in the natural landscape during this easy 1.7-mile walk. Enter Kahuku on the mauka (inland) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5; meet near the parking area. Sturdy footwear, water, rain gear, sun protection and a snack are recommended for all hikes. Free.

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

BIRTH OF KAHUKU

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Dec. 9 and 30

Details: 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. Easy-to-moderate hike. Enter Kahuku on the mauka (inland) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5; meet near the parking area. Sturdy footwear, water, rain gear, sun protection and snack are recommended for all hikes. Free.

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. Dec. 16

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. Bring a snack for the talk-story segment. Enter Kahuku on the mauka (inland) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5; meet near the parking area. Sturdy footwear, water, rain gear, sun protection and snack are recommended for all hikes. Free.

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

Pau Hana

TODAY, Nov. 11

CHILI DINNER AND BINGO

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

When: 6 p.m. today

Details: Meat or vegetarian chili served with rice, cornbread, fresh garden salad and desserts. Donation of $10 includes two bingo cards; additional cards available for $1 each. Play for prizes. All welcome.

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

“DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY”

Where: Second floor, Elks Club, 150 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. today

Details: The Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association East Hawaii Chapter hosts this dance social. Music will include a variety of waltz, tango, samba, foxtrot, rumba, cha-cha, swing, hustle, bachata, line dances and more. Tickets are $5 per person plus a pupu dish to share or $10 per person at the door. Tickets can be purchased from association members in advance. Sunday best attire. Parking in the lot on Ululani Street.

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

FRIDAY, Nov. 17

SPAGHETTI DINNER AND BINGO

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

When: 6 p.m. Friday

Details: Enjoy and evening of good food and fun. All-you-can-eat spaghetti with your choice of sauce plus garlic bread, salad, desserts and coffee. Other beverages can be purchased. Bingo is played, with multiple winners each game. Prizes are grocery items.

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

COMING

SWING TO THE TIN PAN ALLEYCATS

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

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 18

Details: Live jazzy dance music will enliven Swinging Saturday. A half-hour introductory swing dance lesson opens the evening and is included in the $15 entry fee. Come dance, or just listen. The Elks is a private club; you will be hosted by Elk member A. Gill.

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

GIVING THANKS WITH AUGIE T

Where: Kilauea Military Camp, Lava Lounge, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 8 p.m. Nov. 25

Details: Seating begins at 7:30 p.m. Advanced tickets $15 at Hirano Store or online at www.AugieT.com; tickets are $20 at the door. Park fees apply.

Contact: Elene Rizzo-Kuhn, 967-8371, rizzokuhne@kmc-volcano.com

Performances

TODAY, Nov. 11

AVERAGE JOES

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

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: Hilo’s newest pop/rock/top 40 band performs.

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

SUNDAY, Nov. 12

“LET’S GIVE THANKS” CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT

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

When: 3 p.m. Sunday

Details: The Volcano Chamber Players kick off the holiday season and celebrate two holidays in November: Veterans Day and Thanksgiving. Music by American composers will be featured, including popular songs by George Gershwin, Scott Joplin and Jay Unger. Classical string quartets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Franz Joseph Haydn also included in the program. Light refreshments served during intermission. Tickets are $25 or $20 for VAC members. Call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org to purchase tickets.

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

MONDAY, Nov. 13

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, Nov. 14

MUSIC OF THREE FAITHS FROM MEDIEVAL SPAIN

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

When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Baltimore’s internationally renowned Peabody Consort performs instrumental and vocal music from 13th century Spain, when Christian, Muslim and Jewish leaders gathered in the court of King Alfonso X to think, write and even play music collaboratively. Tickets are $25 general admission, $20 for seniors 60 and older, $12 for students and can be purchased at the usual outlets.

Contact: Tom Geballe, 959-4064, tgeballe@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15

HALAU O AKAUNU PERFORMANCE

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday

Details: Witness the ‘aiha‘a style of hula born from this volcanic landscape. Akaunu is instructed by kumu hula Manaiakalani Kalua. Part of the ongoing Na Leo Manu (Heavenly Voices) presentations. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

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

FRIDAY, Nov. 17

DRAGTASTIC FUNDRAISER

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

When: 5 p.m. Friday

Details: Fundraiser for Open Arms Metropolitan Community Church and Hawai‘i HIV/AIDS Foundation food pantry in Puna. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at door. Call or purchase tickets at Brudda Pops. Any nonperishable food item gets you one free raffle ticket.

Contact: Darlene Furness, 756-0758, bingalls@earthlink.net

COMING

GONE COUNTRY BAND

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

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 18

Details: Featuring Steve Fundy on guitar and vocals. Dancing, food plates and beverages reasonably priced; $5 cover at the door.

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

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES AT MAKUU MARKET

Where: Makuu Farmers Market, 15-2131 Keaau-Pahoa Road, Pahoa

When: 8:30 a.m. Nov. 19

Details: Enjoy live acoustic music while you shop or eat.

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

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES AT HONI WAI CAFE

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

When: Noon on Nov. 17

Details: Live acoustic music on the first and third Fridays of each month.

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

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES AT LAVA LOUNGE

Where: Lava Lounge, Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 3 p.m. Nov. 23

Details: Enjoy a special Thanksgiving performance of live acoustic music while you eat.

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

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES AT HANA HOU

Where: Hana Hou Restaurant, 95-1148 Naalehu Spur Road, Naalehu

When: 6 p.m. Dec. 8

Details: Live acoustic music the second Friday of each month.

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

ORCHID ISLE ORCHESTRA CONCERT

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

When: 4 p.m. Dec. 10

Details: Music from Vivaldi’s “Concerto for Four Violins,” with soloists Cathy Young, Rumi Reeves, Glenda Johnson and Mark Caudill; Vivaldi’s “Violin Concerto in A Major,” with soloist Kevin Li; Vivaldi’s “Concerto in D Major,” adapted for cello, with soloist Ina Klasner; Corelli’s “Christmas Concerto”; the Beatles’ “When I’m 64”; holiday music such as “Sleigh Ride”; and more.

Contact: Cathy Young, 982-9307, 4camyoung@gmail.com

CHRISTMAS CANTATA

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

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 17

Details: This year’s presentation is “O Little Town of Bethlehem.” Stay after the cantata for refreshments. Public invited; free.

Contact: Lyndell Lindsey, 935-4847, office@hailichurch.org

“THE NUTCRACKER BALLET”

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

When: 6 p.m. Dec. 21-22; 2 p.m. Dec. 23

Details: This delightful holiday classic is presented by West Hawaii Dance Theatre and Academy. A full orchestra under the baton of maestro Brian Dollinger with members of the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra will accompany the dancers. Proceeds will benefit WHDT’s ongoing programs, scholarship fund and studio renovations. Tickets can be purchased by calling the dance company or visiting www.kahilutheatre.org.

Contact: West Hawaii Dance Theatre, 329-8876, vh2dns4@ilhawaii.net

KAMUELA PHILHARMONIC PRESENTS “RUSTIC INSPIRATIONS”

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

When: 4 p.m. Jan. 28, 2018

Details: With the vast landscape of Parker Ranch as inspiration, the orchestra features the inspiring winners of Kamuela Philharmonic’s youth concerto competition.

Contact: Kamuela Philharmonic, 298-6274, contact@kamuelaphil.org

KAMUELA PHILHARMONIC PRESENTS “REMARKABLE FLAIR”

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

When: 4 p.m. March 25, 2018

Details: Remarkable violinist Ignace “Iggy” Jang joins the orchestra to close the season.

Contact: Kamuela Philharmonic, 298-6274, contact@kamuelaphil.org

All Kine Stuffs

TODAY, Nov. 11

47TH ANNUAL KONA COFFEE CULTURAL FESTIVAL

Where: Kailua-Kona

When: Various times through Sunday

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 and full list of event dates and times, visit www.konacoffeefest.com.

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

EIGHTH ANNUAL 5K WALK/RUN FOR LITERACY

Where: Waikoloa Elementary School, 68-1730 Hooko St, Waikoloa Village

When: 7:30 a.m. today

Details: Enjoy a day of exercise, community interaction and more, including a health fair with onstage Zumba demos, free mini massages, silent auction and quilt drawing. All proceeds support the work of the Friends of the Library-Waikoloa Region to promote literacy and build Waikoloa’s first public library. Advance registration is $20 per person ($30 race day), $10 keiki, and includes a T-shirt. To sign up or for complete information and course map, visit www.flwr-runforliteracy.com.

Contact: Friends of the Library, 339-8903, waikoloahi@gmail.com

STABLES SWAP MEET

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

When: 8:30 a.m. today

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

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

ARTS AND CRAFTS SALE

Where: Nature in Clay Ceramics Studio, 29-488 Chin Chuck Road, Hakalau

When: 9 a.m. today; noon on Sunday

Details: Open house featuring handmade functional and ornamental ceramics by Marion Nipper and Peter Black and handmade Native American instruments by Rick Scrivens.

Contact: Marion Nipper, 557-0844, nipper.marion@gmail.com

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR/CRAFT FAIR/BAKE SALE

Where: Christ Lutheran Church, 595 Kapiolani St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Start your holiday shopping and find unique gifts and treasures, including handmade dream catchers, Harry Potter makeup brushes, framed photography, painted mason jars, wood pallet signs, candle holders, beaded jewelry, fine china sets, Norwex distributor, winter ball/prom gowns, baked goods and more.

Contact: Lori Breitbarth, 938-5544, cableblb@aol.com

HOLIDAY VENDOR AND CRAFT FAIR

Where: Hilo Daijingu Hall, 10 Anela St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Free admission and raffles. Crafts, jewelry, handmade items, stationary, handbags, clothing, skin care products, baked goods, food and much more for sale.

Contact: Kelly Araki, 960-0751, taraki17@hawaii.rr.com

W.M. KECK OBSERVATORY OPEN HOUSE

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

When: 10 a.m. today

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

RAINBOW FRIENDS ANIMAL SANCTUARY ADOPTION EVENT

Where: Aloha Pawz, 697 Manono St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. today

Details: Kittens, puppies, cats, dogs — come on down and adopt them all.

Contact: Rainbow Friends, 982-5110, kathy@rainbowfriends.org

N.O.W. FEST 2017

Where: Hamakua Coast

When: Noon today; 3 p.m. Sunday

Details: Join us for a weekend of sharing ideas, art and music as we welcome purveyors of thought, performers and you. Weekend tickets include on-site camping at the event grounds 10 miles up the coast from Hilo (single-day passes also available online only). Tickets can be purchased at www.NOW-fest.com.

Contact: Morgan, 345-0934, behere@NOW-fest.com

UNCORKED FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL

Where: The Shops at Mauna Lani, 68-1330 Mauna Lani Drive, Kohala Coast

When: 6 p.m. today

Details: This is an experience in great taste — from rich jazz to fine wines and delicious gourmet foods. The annual event is a benefit for the Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii Island. Features an exclusive silent auction, wines and spirits and delicious food from 14 top island chefs. Tickets $65 in advance online at uncorked2017maunalani.brownpapertickets.com.

Contact: Michael Oh, 885-9501, michael@shopsatmaunalani.com

SUNDAY, Nov. 12

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

NANOWRIMO WRITE-INS

Where: Basically Books, 1672 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Sundays during November

Details: Otherwise known as National Novel Writing Month, writers, aspiring writers and dreamers spend these 30 days trying to reach a goal of 50,000 words with the intention of creating a novel. Come sit on the lanai during normal business hours and contribute your writing to this project. Hot water for tea/coffee/cocoa as well as some small treats will be provided for participants. Small prizes also will be given to those who meet their word count goal each week.

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

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

ANNUAL RECOGNITION DINNER AND AUCTION

Where: Nani Mau Gardens, 421 Makalika St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Sunday

Details: Ku’ikahi Mediation Center, with the Hawaii County Bar Association, honors Julie Hugo, Jeffrey Melrose and Judge Ronald Ibarra. Event includes live music, no-host cocktails, buffet dinner, live and silent auctions and door prizes. Tickets are $90 ($45 tax deductible).

Contact: Jenifer Aveiro, 935-7844, ext. 1, jenifer@hawaiimediation.org

MONDAY, Nov. 13

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

“LIGHT IN THE QUEEN’S GARDEN: IDA MAY POPE, PIONEER FOR HAWAI‘I’S DAUGHTERS, 1862-1914”

Where: Lyman Museum, 276 Haili St., Hilo

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

Details: Based on her newly published book, renowned researcher and writer Sandee Bonura tells the story of Ida May Pope, early teacher at Kawaiaha‘o Seminary and founding principal of Kamehameha School for Girls, including a firsthand account of the 1893 Revolution through the eyes of her pupils. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing by the author. Cost is $3; free to museum members.

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

TUESDAY, Nov. 14

THE FOOD BASKET’S 14TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

Where: Hilo Municipal Golf Course, 340 Haihai St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Tuesday

Details: This year’s tournament kicks off with a shotgun start. Proceeds directly support The Food Basket’s mission of ending hunger in Hawaii County. Entry fee is $100 and includes green fees, shared cart, a bento lunch and prizes. A silent auction also will take place during the award ceremony. Individuals interested in attending the award ceremony, lunch and silent auction as nongolfers are invited to attend with a $25 registration fee. Registration forms can be picked up from The Food Basket’s administrative office in Hilo, the golf course or by visiting HawaiiFoodBasket.org.

Contact: Jamilia Epping, 933-6030, jamilia@hawaiifoodbasket.org

HAKALAU FARMERS MARKET AND FOODSHARE

Where: Botanical World Adventures, 31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Hakalau

When: 3 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: Island, organic produce, pizza and other hot food, raw honey, desserts, arts and crafts and live music provided by the Alternative Medicine Band.

Contact: Linda Jenson, 747-0467, ldjenson@gmail.com

PAHOA TOWN HALL MEETING

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Want to hear the latest news on developments happening in Pahoa? Hosted by county council member Eileen O’Hara, there will be presentations by various county and state officials that will include information about the Pahoa Village master plan, Highway 130 improvements, a rapid ohia death update, the mass transit plan, Pahoa skate park, a second ambulance for Puna, rat lungworm disease, pesticide-free parks, rooster farms and Small Business Saturday. Refreshments will be served.

Contact: Kendra Tidwell, 965-2712, kendra.tidwell@hawaiicounty.gov

JOURNEY FROM HAWAII TO MARS

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Learn how an “out-of-this-world” lava landscape helps scientists understand how to conduct research on Mars. Darlene Lim of the NASA Ames Research Center will discuss the BASALT (Biologic Analog Science Associated with Lava Terrains) project and how astronauts can use field research done in the park to look for signs of microbial life on Mars. Part of the After Dark in the Park series. Free, but park entrance fees apply

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

THURSDAY, Nov. 16

FREE BROWN BAG TALK

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

When: Noon on Thursday

Details: Susan Bambara will present “The Path to Peace is an Inside Job: Inner Conflict Resolution using Hypnosis,” discussing the benefits of hypnosis, sharing an instant inner-conflict resolution technique and walking participants through a relaxing mini-trance.

Contact: Al-Qawi Majidah, 935-7844, ext. 3, majidah@hawaiimediation.org

IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON FRESH WATER RESOURCES

Where: UH-Hilo Student Services Room W-201, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Thursday

Details: Fresh water is crucial to human society. However, it is expected to become increasingly scarce in the future partly because of climate change. Learn about the potential impact of climate change on Hawaii and other Pacific islands.

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

CLIMATE CHANGE AND HAWAII: GLOBAL TO LOCAL

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

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Details: The consequences of climate change can be seen by warming temperatures, unprecedented hurricanes, floods, fires, coral reefs dying and ocean levels rising. Professor Ryan Perroy, who teaches a course about climate change for the UH-Hilo Department of Geography and Environmental Science, will speak about how climate change is impacting Hawaii. Discussion follows.

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

FRIDAY, Nov. 17

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH - HULA AND OLI WITH KAMAOLIPUA GRACE

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Friday

Details: Kumu hula of Halau Alaka`i of Halauolaokalani, Grace shares her extensive knowledge to teach the basics of hula, language and chant. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

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

30TH ANNUAL HILO CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA CRAFT FAIR

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

When: 5 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. Nov. 18

Details: Features 100 of the best artisans and crafters from throughout Hawaii and California. Admission is $2 for adults, children 12 and younger free. Free admission for everyone the last hour before closing each day.

Contact: Kim Sasaki, 896-1620, kim@malamaponoevents.com

COMING

BUNKA NO HI — JAPANESE CULTURE DAY

Where: Sangha Hall, 424 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Nov. 18

Details: Omikoshi parade from Aupuni Center to Sangha Hall begins the event. Program at 10 a.m. with the honoring of cultural treasures. The day also will include a talk-story session with former Gov. George Ariyoshi, ramen presentation by Hidehito Uki of Sun Noodles followed by a ramen slurping competition, soroban demo, Shichi-go-san kimono dressing and picture taking, music and dance performances, demonstrations, displays, food concessions and more. Admission is free.

Contact: Laurie Higashi, 498-6247, laurie.higashi@gmail.com

FAMILY CAREGIVER RESPITE FUN DAY

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

When: 9 a.m. Nov. 18

Details: Let us take care of you while you get to know other people on the same caregiving path, talk story and share experiences and solutions. This month’s program features Audrey Wilson, who will share healthy food tips. There also will be Zumba with Yoli, massages, therapeutic touch and games with prizes. Registration is $10, with scholarships available. Bring your loved one for free day care while you are here. Preregistration requested.

Contact: Lizby, 961-3747, ext.106, llogsdon@hawaiiislandadultcare.org

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARIES, KONA BOOK SALE

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

When: 9 a.m. Nov. 18

Details: Proceeds help support the needs of the Kona libraries. Teachers will receive special discounts with their official school ID, and Friends members receive a 20 percent discount. Volunteers welcome and book donations accepted at the library.

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

MONGOLIAN BBQ

Where: Crater Rim Cafe, Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 5 p.m. Nov. 18

Details: Choose what you like and how much you want, then let the cooks fry it up for you. Cost is 85 cents per ounce, which includes protein, veggies, rice and a beverage. Park fees apply.

Contact: Elene Rizzo-Kuhn, 967-8371, rizzokuhne@kmc-volcano.com

“REEFS AT RISK” AND “ALOHA FROM LAVALAND”

Where: Kalani, 12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Road, Pahoa

When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18

Details: Double screening of two documentaries produced by Big Islanders. A question-and-answer session with the filmmakers to follow. Admission is $5 at the door.

Contact: Malina Fagan, 990-4086, malina.fagan@gmail.com

TOYS FOR TOTS LAUPAHOEHOE TOY RUN

Where: Laupahoehoe Point

When: Leaving at 10 a.m. Nov. 19

Details: All participants from West Hawaii should meet at Parker Ranch Shopping Center by Foodland in Waimea. East Hawaii participants should meet at canoe shack parking lot in Hilo. Bring a new unwrapped toy or bike.

Contact: Tracy Kalawe, 969-1199, bkalawe808@gmail.com

FOURTH ANNUAL SPARTAN FEST

Where: Hilo Intermediate School, 587 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Nov. 19

Details: Everyone invited. Product and craft vendors, informational booths, rummage sale, food, activities and entertainment. Interested in a booth? Call or email the contact below.

Contact: Laina Torres, 313-5300, laina_torres@notes.k12.hi.us

INTERFAITH COMMUNITIES IN ACTION’S THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION

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

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 21

Details: A musical offering of gratitude will be presented by various faith communities. Free and open to the public. Refreshments to follow at Sangha Hall.

Contact: Jane Iida, 959-6044, jyiida@gmail.com

KILAUEA MILITARY CAMP DETAINMENT EVENT

Where: Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9 a.m. Nov. 22

Details: Join National Park Service archaeologists, rangers and educators to learn about the experiences of Japanese-American citizens who were detained during World War II at KMC. Guided tours of the former detention camp, talk-story sessions with archaeologists and the granddaughter of a detainee, plus interpretive photography and displays, are planned.

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

KAHILI PA‘A LIMA DEMONSTRATION

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center lanai, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10 a.m. Nov. 22

Details: Come and create your own small kahili pa‘a lima, a hand-held kahili, which is a form of Hawaiian featherwork that traditionally acknowledged a person’s status and genealogy and offered spiritual protection. Part of the ‘Ike Hana No‘eau (Experience the Skillful Work) workshops. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

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

10TH ANNUAL KAMAHALO CRAFT FAIR

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

When: 9 a.m. Nov. 24-25

Details: Shop more than 30 local artisans for unique gifts.

Contact: Linda Ugalde, 936-9705, kilaueatutu@gmail.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. Nov. 24

Details: Tropical agriculture farmer Ah Chong 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, 967-8222, jenette@volcanoartcenter.org

HE LANI KO LUNA, A SKY ABOVE

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

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 30

Details: Kalepa Baybayan will share his knowledge of deep-sea voyaging and oceanic wayfinding, the indigenous system of orientation and navigation at sea. His talk also will cover the recently completed Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage and the epic journey of the iconic double-hulled sailing canoe Hokule‘a. Part of the Maunakea Speaker Series; free and open to the public.

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

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH — UKULELE WITH WES AWANA

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Dec. 1

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 apply.

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

HILO HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENT

Where: Hilo Recycling and Transfer Station, 1471 Hoolaulima Road, Hilo

When: 7:30 a.m. Dec. 2

Details: Free. For a list of acceptable and unacceptable materials, visit www.hawaiizerowaste.org/recycle/household-hazardous-waste/. No business/farm waste accepted. No e-waste or tires allowed.

Contact: Chris, 961-8554, recycle3@co.hawaii.hi.us

HILO HIGH PTSA CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR

Where: Hilo High School cafeteria, 556 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 8:30 a.m. Dec. 2

Details: Kick off your holiday season at the “best little craft fair in town.” A festive holiday showcase of quality arts and crafts, handcrafted, affordable gift items and more. All proceeds support the Hilo High community. Free admission/parking, with door prize drawings every half-hour.

Contact: Beverly, 313-5500, bgheikes@yahoo.com

PAHOA HOLIDAY PARADE

Where: Downtown Pahoa

When: 8:30 a.m. Dec. 2

Details: The holiday season in Pahoa begins with this annual event, rain or shine. Puna organizations, churches, businesses, schools or ad hoc groups looking to have fun are invited to participate. Entry fee for participating is $25, free for groups of school-age keiki. This year’s theme is “E Ala O Pahoa” (Pahoa Rising). Applications for participating groups are available at Savio Realty or Pahoa Used Books and Videos. Deadline for entry is Nov. 24.

Contact: Dean Kelley, 464-4189, kelley264@hotmail.com

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH — LEI MAKING WITH RANDY LEE

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Dec. 8

Details: Enjoy the skill and wonderful stories this well-respected practitioner has to offer. Free, but park fees apply.

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

KAILUA-KONA HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENT

Where: Kealakehe Recycling and Transfer Station, 74-626 Hale Makai Place, Kailua-Kona

When: 7:30 a.m. Dec. 9

Details: Free. For a list of acceptable and unacceptable materials, visit www.hawaiizerowaste.org/recycle/household-hazardous-waste/. No business/farm waste accepted. No e-waste or tires allowed.

Contact: Chris, 961-8554, recycle3@co.hawaii.hi.us

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH — HULA AND OLI WITH KAMAOLIPUA GRACE

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Dec. 15 and 29

Details: Grace shares her extensive knowledge to teach the basics of hula, the Hawaiian language and chant. Free, but park fees apply.

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

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

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Dec. 22

Details: Ah Chong shares his expert lei-making skills. Free, but park fees apply.

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

SEVENTH ANNUAL WILIWILI FESTIVAL

Where: Waikoloa Stables, 68-1936 Waikoloa Road, Waikoloa

When: 9 a.m. Feb. 10

Details: Fun, free educational event for all ages and a great opportunity to learn more about the unique environment of the island. This year will feature guided tours of the Waikoloa Dry Forest Preserve, onsite workshops, educational talks, music, food, vendors and a silent auction.

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

ONGOING

PAHOA SENIOR CLASSES

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

When: Various times and days

Details: Seniors 55 and older can participate in classes including beginning tai chi with instructor Verne Presnall, ceramics, line dancing, hula and ukulele. Classes run through Dec. 8. Call for additional information.

Contact: Margaret Yafuso, 966-5801, myafuso@hawaiicounty.gov

KILNS FOR GLASS AND POTTERY

Where: Ainaloa

When: TBD

Details: Ongoing instruction on building high-fire propane kilns. Date and times are flexible.

Contact: Harr C. Fernald, 747-7289, fernaldh@gmail.com

INDIVIDUAL VOICE INSTRUCTION WITH AMY HORST

Where: Hilo

When: By appointment

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

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

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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