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Arts & Exhibits

TODAY, Sept. 5

HELP THE ARTS FUNDRAISER ESTATE GARAGE SALE

Where: Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art/EHCC, 141 Kalakaua St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Huge estate/garage sale fundraiser featuring computers, musical instruments, books, CDs, Halloween items, tools, electric fixtures, furniture and much more. Donations for the sale now are being accepted. Set up and pricing will be done the week of the sale.

Contact: Claudia Hagan, 961-5711, admn@ehcc.org

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9

ART SISTERS ART GROUP

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

When: 11 a.m. Wednesday

Details: Unleash your creativity! Art Sisters will help you spark an idea for any art project. Supplies are provided, just bring your curiosity and imagination.

Contact: Hilo Public Library – Adult Reference, 933-8890

COMING

NATIONAL DRIVE ELECTRIC WEEK – ELECTRIC CAR SHOW

Where: Hilo Home Depot, 380 E. Makaala St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Sept. 12

Details: See the Tesla Model S, Chevy Volt, Nissan LEAF and other electric cars. Learn about the benefits from owners. Free.

Contact: Noel Morin, Big Island EV Association, 987 7428, nmorin99@yahoo.com

FIRST ANNUAL MANONO MARKETPLACE ALOHA WEEK CRAFT FAIR

Where: Manono Street Marketplace, 681 Manono St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Sept. 19

Details: Featuring some of Big Island’s best crafters. You’ll find unique, one-of-a-kind crafts made by local vendors, Hawaii-inspired jewelry, accessories, apparel, crochet and macrame, sewn crafts, paper crafts and more. In addition to sales and exciting items from our regular tenants. Free, and the public is welcome.

Contact: Gina Hara Chun, 9363297, gina@realtyhc.com

NATIONAL DRIVE ELECTRIC WEEK – ELECTRIC CAR SHOW – KOHALA

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

When: 10 a.m. Sept. 19

Details: See the Tesla Model S, Chevy Volt, Nissan LEAF and other electric cars. Learn about the benefits from owners. Free.

Contact: Noel Morin, Big Island EV Association, 987 7428, nmorin99@yahoo.com

BIG ISLAND UKULELE GUILD ANNUAL EXHIBIT

Where: Wailoa Arts and Cultural Center, 200 Piopio St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Oct. 2

Details: The formal opening will feature live music, pupus and a drawing for a free ukulele. This exhibit, which featured more than 50 handmade instruments last year, also will feature other invitational pieces from woodworkers around the island, including furniture, sculpture and turned bowls. Show is open 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through Oct. 29. The public is invited to join in the fun for the formal opening or come see the show throughout the month and vote for their favorite ukulele for the People’s Choice Award. Other activities also will be hosted during the exhibit period.

Contact: Wailoa Arts and Cultural Center, 933-0416, wailoaartculturalcenter@gmail.com

Classes

TODAY, Sept. 5

REIKI LEVEL I CERTIFICATION WEEKEND WORKSHOP

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

When: 8:30 a.m. today and Sunday

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 available.

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

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9

SAFE TALK SUICIDE PREVENTION-ALERT HELPER’S TRAINING

Where: ADRC Conference Room, 1055 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: Noon on Wednesday

Details: Learn four basic steps to recognize persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them with assistive resources. This training can help you make a difference. SafeTALK training prepares you to help by using TALK (tell, ask, listen and keep safe) to identify and engage people with thoughts of suicide and to connect them with further help and care. Free. For everyone nterested, 15 years and older.

Contact: Tracey Wise, 974-4305, easthawaiisuicideprevention@gmail.com

EXPLORATORY DRAWING & PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS, A NONCREDIT COURSE

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

When: 9 a.m. Saturdays through Oct. 24

Details: Explore your creativity with graphic designer Kellie Miyazu. Build on your portfolio and learn how to compose dynamic and active compositions. Cost is $140, which includes art supplies. Registration closes Aug. 29.

Contact: Ramona Herlihy, 775-8890, rherlihy@hawaii.edu

PAINT YOUR OWN SILK SCARF WITH PATTI PEASE JOHNSON

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

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Paint your own 8-inch-by-53-inch scarf using three colors of your choice, which will create many more colors on the silk. Cost is $60 or $54 for VAC members, plus a $10 supply fee per person. Beginner and intermediate artists are welcome.

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

OIL PAINT PORTRAIT CLASS

Where: East Hawaii Cultural Council/Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art, 141 Kalakaua St., Hilo

When: 3 p.m. today and Saturdays, Sept. 12 and 29

Details: Taught by Sakiko Shinkai, former fellow of Studio Incamminati, School of Contemporary Realist Art in Philadelphia. For beginning to advanced artists. Learn strong foundation and simple, dynamic, systematic and academic ways with demonstrations. Cost is $45 per session. Taking one class is an option.

Contact: East Hawaii Cultural Council/HMOCA, 961-5711, admin@ehcc.org

SUNDAY, Sept. 6

HUNA TALK WITH SERGE KAHILI KING

Where: Cooper Center, Wright Road, Volcano

When: 1 p.m. Sunday

Details: The topic will be “Secrets of Friendship,” starting with a Hawaiian legend and closing with a Q&A session and a blessing. Free to all.

Contact: Serge King, 985-8880, serge@huna.org

JAPANESE READING AND WRITING CLASSES

Where: University of Hawaii at Hilo, College of Continuing Education and Community Service, 891 Ululani St., Room 116, Hilo

When: 3 p.m. Mondays beginning Sept. 7

Details: Cost is $140. Instructed by Hiroko Igarashi. New students who would like to join must be able to read Hiragana, most of Katakana, several basic Kanji and be familiar with fundamental sentence structure. Textbooks required for this class will be approximately $35.

Contact: CCECS, 974-7664, ccecs@hawaii.edu

TUESDAY, Sept. 8

JAPANESE CONVERSATION CLASSES

Where: University of Hawaii at Hilo, College of Continuing Education and Community Service, 891 Ululani St., Room 116, Hilo

When: 5 p.m. beginning Tuesday

Details: Beginners Level 1-3 and Intermediate Japanese Conversation classes; weekly through Dec. 8. Book required.

Contact: CCECS, 974-7664, ccecs@hawaii.edu

BLUES DANCE

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

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday and Sept. 15 and 29 and Oct. 6

Details: Fun, creative, simple (no footwork to memorize!) partner dance which, like blues music itself, can be smooth and subtle, energetic or sassy and sensuous. Learn the basics with the Hilo Hep Cats on Tuesday evenings. Cost is $35 for the complete six weeks or only $20 if you bring a student who’s never taken a class from the Hep Cats; $10 drop-in fee. No experience or partner necessary.

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

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9

AUTISM SERIES: INTRODUCTION TO ASD

Where: University of Hawaii at Hilo, UCB 113, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 14

Details: Cost is $80. Overview of diagnosis, prevalence and etiology of Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as an introduction to interventions for children with the diagnosis. Open to anyone interested in learning more about ASD. Instructed by Johanna Taylor, Ph.D., current program manager at Easter Seals Hawaii Early Intervention Program in Hilo.

Contact: CCECS, 974-7664, ccecs@hawaii.edu

THURSDAY, Sept. 10

EMAIL MANAGEMENT

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Thursday

Details: Learn the zero-inbox method of email management, including ways to send more effective emails, receive fewer emails and better processes to organize the emails you receive. Tuition is $19.50 with ETF funding but you must register before Aug. 14.

Contact: Tiana Koga, 934-2700, tmkoga@hawaii.edu

TASK MANAGEMENT & GETTING THINGS DONE

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Thursday

Details: This class will teach the the GTD (getting things done) method of task management. Tuition is $19.50 with ETF funding but you must register by Sept. 4.

Contact: Tiana Koga, 934-2700, tmkoga@hawaii.edu

FRIDAY, Sept. 11

HILO EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE WORKSHOP

Where: Kilauea Military Camp Armed Forces Reserve Center (AFRC), 1304 Kekuanaoa St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Friday

Details: Free. All active duty, National Guard, Reservists, veterans, retirees and family members are welcome to participate. In addition to the workshop, participants also will be available for personal appointments to assist with your VA benefits, employment assistance, financial counseling and your GI Bill application and transfer of benefits to your dependents.

Contact: Tim Fujino, 672-1250, Timothy.H.Fujino.ctr@mail.mil

2015 EQUINE WELLNESS SYMPOSIUM

Where: Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, Waimea

When: 9 a.m. Friday through Sept. 13

Details: Presented by Hawaii Horse Expo. Benefiting Hawaii Humane Society Horse Rescue Fund. National and local experts will present informative topics during these workshops. Followed by a paniolo-style hoedown/barbecue. Register before Aug. 20 for discounted tickets. Workshops starting at $125. More info at HawaiiHorseExpo.com

Contact: Debbie Baker, 326-7820, DBaker@current-events.com

INTRODUCTION TO MORTUARY SCIENCE

Where: University of Hawaii at Hilo, STB 305, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 2 p.m. Friday through Nov. 20 (no class Oct. 18)

Details: Cost is $150. An introduction to the science, history and culture of death in the human body. Participants must be able to look at pictures of dead bodies. Instructed by Dr. Kristal Uhl-Blacksmith. UH-Hilo campus parking fees will apply.

Contact: CCECS, 974-7664, ccecs@hawaii.edu

INTRODUCTION TO FORENSICS: REAL LIFE CSI

Where: University of Hawaii at Hilo, STB 305, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 4:30 p.m. Friday through Nov. 20 (no class Oct. 18)

Details: Cost is $150 (or $275 with Intro to Mortuary Science). Learn the basics of detection and analysis of DNA traces, fiber, hair, body fluids, fingerprints, footprints, toxic substances and illegal drugs. Proper handling, careful observation and logical interpretation of crime scene evidence also are vital aspects of a criminal investigation. Instructed by Dr. Kristal Uhl–Blacksmith. Textbook required.

Contact: CCECS, 974-7664, ccecs@hawaii.edu

COMING

BEGINNING ENERGY HEALING COURSE

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

When: 8:30 a.m. Sept. 12-13

Details: Two-day certification Halai Energy Healing workshop. Discover ancient mysteries and origins of the human energy system. Pre-registration required. Cost is $295 plus tax. Limited space available.

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

BASIC GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP

Where: University of Hawaii at Hilo, UCB Room 331, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Sept. 12

Details: Participants will learn all about the grant-writing process, how to write a compelling statement of need and what funders are looking for in grant proposals.

Contact: College of Continuing Education and Community Service, 974-7664, luisac@hawaii.edu

BASIC MEDIATION TRAINING

Where: Aging & Disability Resource Center, 1055 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Sept. 12

Details: Learn how to apply advanced communication skills and help people resolve their differences. For anyone who wants to communicate more effectively at work and at home, be a better negotiator and problem-solver, increase your value in the workplace, and/or become a mediator. Cost is $295 (scholarships available).

Contact: Gail Takaki, Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center, 935-7844, ext. 9, gail@hawaiimediation.org

BLUES DANCING: THE FRENCH CONNECTION WORKSHOP

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

When: 10 a.m. beginning Sept. 12

Details: Learn blues dancing from 2013 European champions Lisa Clarke and Fabien Vrillon. Four one-hour classes. Discounted registration before Sept. 7: $15 per class or $55 for all four. Additional discounts for students. Individual classes paid at the door are $20.

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

OIL PAINTING PORTRAIT

Where: East Hawaii Cultural Center/Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art, 141 Kalakaua St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Sept. 12 and 19

Details: Painting class from a live model for beginners to advanced students. Cost is $45 per day. You can participated one or both days. Taught by Sakiko Shinkai, fomer fellow of Studio Incamminati Realist Art School in Philadelphia.

Contact: Sakiko Shinkai, 935-7701, iaogarden101@gmail.com

WASHI CHIGIRI-E JAPANESE ART CLASS

Where: Culture & Arts Department, 28 Shipman St., Hilo

When: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 12 and Nov. 14, and Jan. 9, March 12 and May 14, 2016

Details: Sensei Lily Nakao will travel from Oahu to teach these classes. Cost is $10 (JCAH member); $15 (nonmember). Each kit is $10 (JCAH member) or $12 (nonmember). Nov. 14 class will meet at Japanese Culture Day at the Sangha Hall.

Contact: Janice Higashi, 961-6848, jcahawaii@yahoo.com

CREATIVE NONFICTION WRITING WORKSHOP WITH NANCEE PACE CLINE

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

When: Noon on Sept. 12

Details: Instead of writing your life story from one milestone to the next, tell your story as a history of your heart and hearth. If you have been wanting to write about your life, this is a gentle, focused way to begin. Cost is $55 or $50 for VAC members.

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

MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION (MBSR)

Where: University of Hawaii at Hilo, STB 226, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Sept. 12 and 19, Nov. 7 and 21, plus retreat day 10 a.m. Nov. 14

Details: Cost is $150. Learn simple yet powerful practices of body scan, meditation and gentle mindful yoga to help you to discover a deeper sense of wellness, balance, self-reliance and freedom. Taught by Bernie Schreck, this class is for anyone interested in being proactive about their health and well-being. Bring yoga mat and light blanket. A “Mindfulness-Stress based Stress Reduction” workbook is required.

Contact: College of Continuing Education and Community Service, 974-7664, ccecs@hawaii.edu

LINDY HOP: THE FRENCH CONNECTION WORKSHOP

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

When: 11 a.m. beginning Sept. 13

Details: Champion dancers from France, Lisa Clarke and Fabien Vrillon, offer four classes in Lindy Hop (the original swing dance style). Discounted registration before Sept. 7: $15 per class or $55 for all four. Additional discounts for students. Individual classes paid at the door are $20.

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

AIKIDO FOR BEGINNERS

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

When: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14-Nov. 23 (no class Nov. 16)

Details: Cost is $100. Course will cover the basic aspects of aikido, emphasizing relaxation, conflict resolution and respect for self and others. Adults and teens ages 15 and older. Instructed by Barbara Klein.

Contact: University of Hawaii at Hilo College of Continuing Education and Community Service, 974-7664, cecs@hawaii.edu

WAIMEA BALLROOM DANCE CLUB ARGENTINE TANGO LESSONS

Where: Kahilu Town Hall, 67-1182 Lindsey Road, Waimea

When: 7 p.m. beginning Sept. 14 for six weeks

Details: No partner necessary. Registration first two weeks only at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $20 for members or semi-annual dues of $20 for new members. Lance Oliver instructor.

Contact: Peter In, 885-4776, hipai@aol.com

BEGINNING REIKI COURSE

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

When: 8:30 a.m. Sept. 15-16

Details: Learn an ancient healing art passed down through the sacred tradition of the Usui Method of Natural Healing to heal yourself and others. Pre-registration required. Cost is $350 plus tax Limited space available.

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

INTRODUCTORY HALAI ENERGY HEALING WEEKEND WORKSHOP

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

When: 8:30 a.m. Sept. 15-16

Details: Have you ever wondered about auras and chakras? Discover ancient mysteries and origins of the human energy system. This is your chance to explore the body’s energy field (aura) to balance mind, body and spirit for yourself and others. Pre-registration required. Cost is $295, plus tax. Limited space.

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

CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH, LEVEL 1

Where: University of Hawaii at Hilo College of Continuing Education and Community Service, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 10:15 a.m. Wednesdays from Sept. 16-Nov. 18

Details: Cost is $125. Native French speaker and long-time French instructor Sylvie Garnero introduces you to French. Through observation and actual practice, you will learn how the French communicate and then replicate it through the use of proper words and grammar.

Contact: CCECS, 974-7664, ccecs@hawaii.edu

CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH, LEVEL 2

Where: University of Hawaii at Hilo College of Continuing Education and Community Service,, 891 Ululani St., Room 116, Hilo

When: 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays from Sept. 16-Nov. 25 (no class Nov. 4)

Details: Cost is $125. Instructor Sylvie Garnero will encourage and progress students with their French language skills through observation and actual practice. A fun, dynamic and interactive class that will help you tune your ear and tongue toward increased fluency.

Contact: CCECS, 974-7664, ccecs@hawaii.edu

WHAT’S THE SCOOP ON THE POOP?? SEWAGE POLLUTION IN HAWAII ISLAND DRINKING AND COASTAL WATERS

Where: University of Hawaii at Hilo, UCB 100, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16

Details: Free. This talk will provide information about sewage pollution impacts to human health, as well as the health of the coastal waters and coral reefs, how sewage is detected and its presence in Hawaii Island drinking and coastal waters. Presenters are Tracy Wiegner, professor of marine science, and Steven Colbert, assistant professor of marine science. For disability accommodation, call 974-7664 (V), 974-7002 (TTY) by Sept. 4.

Contact: CCECS, 974-7664, ccecs@hawaii.edu

HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS

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

When: 9 a.m. Sept. 17

Details: Attendees will learn about entrepreneurship, key ingredients for business success, steps involved in starting your own business, sources of capital and other resources for the start-up business. Cost is $25.

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

DEADLINES FOR SUCCESS

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 17

Details: Learn to tactfully follow up with others on deadlines. Tuition is $19.50 with ETF funding but you must register by Sept. 3.

Contact: Tiana Koga, 934-2700, tmkoga@hawaii.edu

USUI SHIKI RHYOHO REIKI WEEKEND WORKSHOP

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

When: 8:30 a.m. Sept. 19-20

Details: Learn an ancient healing art passed down through the sacred tradition of the Usui Method of Natural Healing to heal yourself and others. Pre-registration required. Cost is $350 plus tax Limited space available.

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

HOW TO INTERVIEW AND HIRE PEOPLE

Where: Maluhia Building, Conference Room 116, 891 Ululani St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Sept. 19

Details: Whether you only interview occasionally or you interview frequently, choosing the right candidate for a position is high-stakes for you and your organization. This class will focus on identifying capability in individuals through behavior-based questioning, making the match between job requirements and qualifications and avoiding personal biases in the screening and selection process.

Contact: University of Hawaii at Hilo College of Continuing Education and Community Service, 974-7664, ccecs@hawaii.edu

EDIBLE AND MEDICINAL MUSHROOM CULTIVATION

Where: University of Hawaii at Hilo, CAB 102, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Sept. 19

Details: Cost is $85. Gain hands-on experience inoculating your own mushroom kits as well as logs, which you can take home at the end of the workshop. Also learn how mushrooms can repair damaged ecosystems and enhance the diversity and resilience of farms, gardens and homes. Instructed by Zach Mermel.

Contact: CCECS, 974-7664, ccecs@hawaii.edu

EXPERIMENTAL WATERCOLORS WITH PATTI PEASE JOHNSON

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

When: Noon on Sept. 19

Details: Cost is $60 or $54 for VAC Members plus a $10 supply fee per person. Beginner and intermediate artists are welcome.

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

TROPICAL FLOWER ARRANGING

Where: Society for Kona’s Education & Art (SKEA), 84-5191 Mamalahoa Highway, Honaunau

When: Noon on Sept. 19

Details: With Sheila Archibald. Cost is $25 for SKEA members, $30 for nonmembers, which includes flowers and supplies. Space is limited.

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

ZENTANGLE: OPUS — INSPIRED BY “ALICE IN WONDERLAND”

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

When: 10 a.m. Sept. 19

Details: Join instructors Earl and Lois Stokes. Class fee is $35 or $30 for VAC Members plus a $10 supply fee. Light refreshments are provided. Zentangle: Basics is recommended for this class.

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

IMPROVE YOUR MEETINGS

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 24

Details: This course offers a new framework for meetings that helps ensure you walk away from each meeting with the results you need and with appropriate participation from the attendees. Tuition is $19.50 with ETF funding but you must register by Sept. 9.

Contact: Tiana Koga, 934-2700, tmkoga@hawaii.edu

STAINED GLASS – AN INTRODUCTORY CLASS WITH CLAUDIA MCCALL

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

When: 6 p.m. Sept. 24 and 1 p.m. Sept. 26-27

Details: Class fee is $150 or $135 for VAC members. Attendees are asked to wear long pants, snug-fitting gloves, covered shoes and safety glasses. Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to six adults.

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

CAREGIVING 101: A SERIES FOR THOSE WHO CARE FOR OLDER ADULTS

Where: Hawaii County Office of Aging, 1055 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Sept. 25

Details: Developed for paraprofessionals who work with older adults; however, it also is a benefit for those who anticipate caring for their older parents. Six sessions total. Cost is $69 for the entire series.

Contact: Estee Nathanson, 934-2700, estherss@hawaii.edu

NETBOOK CLASSES AND CHECKOUT

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

When: 11 a.m. Sept. 25

Details: Netbook computers for free checkout by patrons with a valid HSPLS library card. Sign up and learn the basics of netbook computer use and Internet browsing, and then take a netbook equipped with mobile Internet home! Signup required.

Contact: Hilo Public Library – Adult Reference, 933-8890

TEA AND TANGLE

Where: One Gallery, 186 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Sept. 26

Details: Treat yourself to a relaxing morning as you discover the art of Zentangle while enjoying a special cup of tea. Instructors Lois and Earl Stokes. Everything included; cost is $30.

Contact: Deborah Beaver, 430-4235, info@onegalleryhawaii.com

NETBOOK CLASSES AND CHECKOUT

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

When: 3 p.m. Sept. 26

Details: Netbook computers for free checkout by patrons with a valid HSPLS library card. Sign up and learn the basics of netbook computer use and Internet browsing, and then take a netbook equipped with mobile Internet home! Signup required.

Contact: Hilo Public Library – Adult Reference, 933-8890

AIR LAYERING CLASS — TREE PROPAGATION

Where: Kumukoa House, 1314 Kumukoa St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Sept. 27

Details: Grow more trees using this simple technique. Learn the step-by-step process to air layering and learn what trees work best. Ned Rogers has been enthusiastically growing food in Hawaii for over 30 years. Cost is $20 earlybird/$30 after Sept. 20.

Contact: Ned Rogers, 987-0343, nrogers808@hotmail.com

SILENT MEDITATION RETREAT

Where: Honokaa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, 45-5016 Lehua St., Honokaa

When: 9 a.m. Sept. 27

Details: A unique opportunity to work with author, poet, teacher and Buddhist priest Gavin Harrison, who welcomes anyone with an interest, even if they’ve never meditated before. Cost is $30, which includes a vegetarian lunch. Advance registration required.

Contact: Fred Burian, 775-1064

FIRST-EVER KOREAN NATURAL FARMING SYMPOSIUM

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

When: 8 a.m. Oct. 1-3

Details: Classes, panels and farm tours. There will be a premiere showing of “In Search of Balance,” a documentary about Korean natural farming practices and health. Breakfast and lunch will be provided by Sweet Cane Cafe and Heartbeet Catering. Tickets are available at Sweet Cane Cafe or http://nfsymposium2015.eventbrite.com.

Contact: Cherub Silverstein, 937-0160, easthawaii@hfuuhi.org

WHITE LINE PRINTING

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

When: 10 a.m. Oct. 3

Details: Join Lisa Louise Adams and Magaret Barnaby for a day of fun and low-tech printing. Carve lines into wood, paint with watercolor, print by hand. Cost is $70 or $63 for VAC members, plus a $15 supply fee. No experience necessary.

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

CREATIVE MAGIC INTENSIVE

Where: Society for Kona’s Education & Art (SKEA), 84-5191 Mamalahoa Highway, Honaunau

When: 10 a.m. Oct. 5-9

Details: For ages 10-15, taught by professional magicians Bruce Meyers, Jennifer Meyers and Barry Gitelson. Cost is $75, plus the price of a SKEA family membership ($35).

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

POTTERY WORKSHOP

Where: Society for Kona’s Education & Art (SKEA), 84-5191 Mamalahoa Highway, Honaunau

When: 2:15 p.m. Oct. 5-8

Details: For ages 10-15. A special glazing session will be hosted the weekend of Oct. 17-18 (time to be determined). Cost is $50 per student, plus the cost of a SKEA family membership (includes all supplies).

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

BIG ISLAND BALLROOM DANCE CLUB CLASSES

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

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 7

Details: Registration starts at 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. Classes include tango, West Coast swing and night club two-step.

Contact: Violet Oliver, 938-0691

PARALEGAL CERTIFICATE COURSE (CLS)

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

When: 9 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays from Oct. 10-Nov. 15

Details: Designed for all legal workers, this intensive program is just what you need to succeed. Course also offered online.

Contact: Estee Nathanson, 934-2700, estherss@hawaii.edu

HAWAII ISLAND UKULELE RETREAT

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

When: 4 p.m. Oct. 11-17

Details: Five days of fabulous ukulele instruction and merriment at the Kohala Village Inn with Da Ukulele Boyz, Robyn Kneubuhl, Brad Bordessa, KonaBob and Daniel Ward, and special guest Kris Fuchigami. In addition, there will be week-long instruction in hula, lap steel guitar and ukulele bass. Plus, attendees will have an opportunity to build their own cigar box ukulele under the watchful eye of Dennis Lake.

Contact: Lehua Ah Sam, 889-0404, elainede@sbcglobal.net

BOTANICAL DRAWING WORKSHOP WITH LINDA ANN VOROBIK

Where: Society for Kona’s Education & Art (SKEA), 84-5191 Mamalahoa Highway, Honaunau

When: 10 a.m. Oct. 17-18

Details: This workshop is designed for the beginner and those who have artistic skills in botanical art. Media used include pencil, graphite and ink, with a brief introduction to colored pencil techniques. Cost is $200 for SKEA members, $220 for nonmembers.

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

MARKETING TOOLS FOR SMALL BUSINESS IN THE BUSY MOBILE WORLD

Where: Society for Kona’s Education & Art (SKEA), 84-5191 Mamalahoa Highway, Honaunau

When: 5 p.m. Oct. 19

Details: Guest speaker McKenna Hallett from Maui. Calling all artists, coffee farmers and anyone wanting to up their game in connecting with customers; this seminar will show you easy and effective ways to get your word and products out there.

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

GOURD DESIGN WORKSHOP

Where: Society for Kona’s Education & Art (SKEA), 84-5191 Mamalahoa Highway, Honaunau

When: Noon on Oct. 24

Details: Cost is $8 for SKEA members, $10 for nonmembers.

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

BOTANICAL PAINTING WORKSHOP WITH LINDA ANN VOROBIK PH.D

Where: Society for Kona’s Education & Art (SKEA), 84-5191 Mamalahoa Highway, Honaunau

When: 10 a.m. Oct. 24

Details: This workshop is designed for the beginner and those who have artistic skills in botanical art. The objective is to create botanical illustrations and portraits that are the very best they can be by building a strong foundation in color, and also in painting techniques for botanical art. Cost is $200 for SKEA members, $220 for nonmembers.

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

Clubs

TODAY, Sept. 5

HAWAIIAN QUILTING CLUB

Where: Keaau Community Center

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Club members will help members of the community who want to learn to sew a Hawaiian pillow, wall hanging or kapa. Patterns are available.

Contact: Merci, 959-7967

MONDAY, Sept. 7

SENIORS OF PARADISE MEETING

Where: Hawaiian Paradise Park Activity Center, Makuu Drive, Keaau

When: 9:30 a.m. Monday

Details: Carnival theme. Business meeting followed by lots of games and prizes. Please bring a pot luck dish to share. All 55 and older welcome.

Contact: Peggy McKinsey, 333-5286, peggymckinsey@yahoo.com

TUESDAY, Sept. 8

HILO TOASTMASTERS CLUB 248

Where: 614 Kilauea Ave., upstairs conference room, Hilo

When: 12:10 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Transform yourself, enhance your leadership potential and improve your public speaking skills. Toastmasters International’s self-paced program is friendly, fun, and affordable allowing you to build confidence and meet your goals. Every Tuesday. Evening meetings on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 5:30-7 p.m.

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

THURSDAY, Sept. 10

HAWAII PHOTO SHOOTERS

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

When: 6 p.m. Thursday

Details: Jeff Ikeda and Joy San Buenaventura will judge the annual “People” photo contest. Winner will receive two tickets to Mealani’s A Taste of the Hawaiian Range. You must be an active club member to enter.

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

FRIDAY, Sept. 11

HAWAII COUNTY COMMITTEE ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN

Where: Office of the Prosecuting Attorney and West Hawaii Civic Center County Council Building, A Conference Room, 655 Kilauea Ave., Hilo, and 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Kailua-Kona, respectively

When: 9 a.m. Friday

Details: Interested persons are invited to attend.

Contact: Roxanne Aburamen, 961-0466

COMING

DAV CHAPTER 6 MONTHLY MEETING

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

When: 11 a.m. Sept. 12

Details: Any man or woman who was wounded, gassed, injured or disabled in line of duty during time of war is invited. Chapter membership meeting the second Saturday of each month.

Contact: Jaime Tomas, 961-2764

NATIONAL ACTIVE AND RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES NARFE MONTHLY MEETING

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

When: 1 p.m. Sept. 12

Details: Come and enjoy the fellowship and see what we can do to protect our earn benefits. Brown bag lunch at noon. Meets the second Saturday of each month.

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

BIG ISLAND AMATEUR RADIO CLUB MEETING

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

When: 2 p.m. Sept. 12

Details: The upcoming regular meeting (normally hosted the second Saturday of each month) will have special speakers discusing the topic of “stealth,” or invisable, antennas. Discussion about the Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 recently introduced to Congress also will be discussed, as well as the ARRL membership rate increase effective Jan. 1, 2016.

Contact: Robert Schneider, 966-8146, ah6j@arrl.net

AN AFTERNOON OF ALOHA

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

When: 2 p.m. Sept. 13

Details: Join for food, entertainment by the Alphatones and learn what the club is all about. All women are invited to come and see what members of the esteemed 94-year-old club does to serve the local communities, have fun and educate its members.

Contact: Jan Kuester, 935-9838, womansclubhilo@gmail.com

KOREA VETS MONTHLY MEETING

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

When: 10 a.m. Sept. 14

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

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

BIG ISLAND BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING

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

When: 6 p.m. Sept. 14

Details: Want to learn all about beekeeping and the upcoming annual Honey Challenge on Sept 26? Come to the free monthly meeting of the association. Open to the public.

Contact: Erick Cremer, 345-7693, etcremer@gmail.com

BIG ISLAND WATER GARDEN CLUB

Where: Keaau Community Center

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 15

Details: Monthly meeting with Patrick Merritt, vice president, speaking about “chocolate bean to bar.” Public welcome. Mini-auction concludes club business.

Contact: Karen, 935-5357

F.I.L.M. CLUB POTLUCK PICNIC

Where: Wailoa State Park, Pavilion No. 1, Hilo

When: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 20

Details: Inviting all former F.I.L.M. (Fellowship.Interest.Learning.Motivation.) Club members who were students of Larry Kadooka’s School of Photography. Bring a potluck dish, your own drinks and a garage sale item to exchange. Some scrapbooks from 1978-93 will be available for viewing; bring any memories and photos (especially of Kalapana & Kapoho) you want to share. Your whole family is invited, including grandchildren. Please RSVP by Sept. 12.

Contact: Irene Okamura, 936-8916, irene_okamura@hotmail.com

HAWAII CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN RHODODENDRION SOCIETY

Where: Keaau Community Center, Keaau

When: Noon on Sept. 20

Details: Potluck at noon; meeting at 1 p.m. Join in remembering founder Mitch Michell. Talk story and hands-on planting of vireyas in the community center garden. Every one welcome.

Contact: Richard Rhodes, 443-4560, ronnierichard@att.net

HILO PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB MEETING

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

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 23

Details: Two talented photographers will share their photographic expertise — Bob Peck, local entomologist, will share his images of insects and other arthropods that inhabit Hawaiian forests and HPC member Michael Poore will present information about how to manipulate digital photos using Corel Painter12. No charge; all welcome.

Contact: Mary Goodrich, 985-7487, mary@hawaiiphotoretreat.com

HILO HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1965 HOT STUFFS

Where: Nani Mau Gardens/Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, Makalika Street/Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 24-26

Details: Celebrating our 50th reunion. Payment deadline is today (Aug. 15).

Contact: Roberta (Ishimaru) Miyashiro, 935-3890, rlmiya@hawaiiantel.net

HILO HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1965 TO FORMER TEACHERS

Where: Nani Mau Gardens, Makalika Street, Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 25

Details: To teachers employed at Hilo High School between September 1962 and June 1965: The class of 1965 Hot Stuffs cordially invites you, as our guests, to its 50th reunion. If you plan to attend, RSVP by Aug. 31.

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

Health

TODAY, Sept. 5

CHANNELING THE UNIVERSAL CURRENT: BANDHA WORKSHOP

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

When: Noon today

Details: In-depth exploration of the internal locks (bandhas) in relation to asana and pranayama. Using the bandhas keeps the body safe and steady in a wide variety of poses, creates a feeling of lightness and float in the body, and offers an internal focal point that allows one’s awareness to remain deep within. Core integration, inversions and backbends are the central focus of the journey. Pranayama, mudra and mantra are alongside to allow a deeper unfolding. Intermediate/advanced. Cost is $30.

Contact: Balancing Monkey Yoga studio, 633-8555, aloha@balancingmonkeyyoga.com

TUESDAY, Sept. 8

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. If you help someone, come and be helped. Second Tuesday of each month.

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

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

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

When: 5 p.m. Wednesday

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. If you help someone, come and be helped. Second Tuesday of each month.

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

FORGETFUL — SUPPORT GROUP FOR YOU

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

When: 5 p.m. Wednesday

Details: Support group for forgetful people and their family members. If you are forgetful, come and bring your family or friend. Alzheimer’s Association will provide information and support. Second Wednesday of each month.

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

THURSDAY, Sept. 10

TALK STORY WITH AUNTY EDNA

Where: Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi-Waimea Office, 16-1184 Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea

When: 11 a.m. Thursday

Details: Do you want to live longer and feel better? This month, Aunty will talk about the importance of malama and how simple acts of caring can enrich our lives. Everyone welcome. Free. Sign up today.

Contact: Kalani Lawson, 969-9220 ext209, Kalani@huimalamahawaii.com

“US TOO” PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, EAST HAWAII CHAPTER

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

When: Noon on Thursday

Details: Second Thursday of each month. Learn about the personal experiences members have gone through after being diagnosed with prostate cancer, how the diagnosis was made, treatment undergone, side-effects of treatment and what lifestyle changes have been made to prevent recurrence.

Contact: Al Manliguis and Wilbert Lau, 935-2723 or 989-8509

FRIDAY, Sept. 11

LDAH TRAVELING MINI-CONFERENCE

Where: Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art, 141 Kalakaua St., Hilo

When: 3 p.m. Friday

Details: Interactive entertainment, developmental learning activities provided by specialists and early childhood screenings for children ages 2-5 will highlight the KID ZONE at the 2015 conference. This is an opportunity for families to learn more about resources and services available to help their children with or at risk of disabilities.

Contact: Rosie Rowe, 1-800-533-9684, rrowe@LDAHawaii.org

COMING

A.L.O.H.A. FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS AT LIFE CARE CENTER HEALTH FAIR

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

When: 9 a.m. Sept. 12

Details: Student pharmacists from the A.L.O.H.A. organization at the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy provide free health screenings, including blood pressure, blood sugar levels, cholesterol levels, etc.

Contact: Kris Yoo, (213) 616-8440, skyoo@hawaii.edu

EARLY SIGNS HEALTH FAIR

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

When: 9 a.m. Sept. 12

Details: Free health fair for general public. Ten physician presentations. Nine activity demonstrations. More than 75 information booths with free services such as foot, vision, balance, grip, oral, blood pressure, blood sugar, blood oxygen, chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, bone density. Need appointment for cholesterol and memory checks.

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

MYOFASCIAL RELEASE WORKSHOP

Where: Balancing Monkey Yoga Studio, 1221 Kilauea Ave., hilo

When: Noon on Sept. 12

Details: Fascia is the dense, tough tissue that surrounds muscles and bones. Focusing on common trigger points, myofascial release improves mobility, reducing tension and pressure in the musculoskeletal system. Participants will need two tennis balls. Space is limited. Register early. Cost is $30.

Contact: Balancing Monkey Yoga studio, 633-8555, aloha@balancingmonkeyyoga.com

TALK STORY WITH AUNTY EDNA

Where: St. Jude’s Episcopal Church, 92-8606 Paradise Circle, Ocean View

When: 11 a.m. Sept. 14

Details: Do you want to live longer and feel better? This month, Aunty will talk about the importance of malama and how simple acts of caring can enrich our lives. Everyone welcome. Free. Sign up today.

Contact: Kalani Lawson, 969-9220 ext209, Kalani@huimalamahawaii.com

TALK STORY WITH AUNTY EDNA

Where: Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi Pahoa Office, 15-2660 Pahoa Village Road, Pahoa

When: 10 a.m. Sept. 17

Details: Do you want to live longer and feel better? This month, Aunty will talk about the importance of malama and how simple acts of caring can enrich our lives. Everyone welcome. Free. Sign up today.

Contact: Kalani Lawson, 969-9220 ext209, Kalani@huimalamahawaii.com

BIG ISLAND OSTOMY GROUP

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

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

Details: Meet new friends, share experiences and provide mutual support in an environment that is friendly and safe. 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

TALK STORY WITH AUNTY EDNA

Where: Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi, 69 Railroad Ave., Suite A3, Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Sept. 22

Details: Do you want to live longer and feel better? This month, Aunty will talk about the importance of malama and how simple acts of caring can enrich our lives. Everyone welcome. Free. Sign up today.

Contact: Kalani Lawson, 969-9220 ext209, Kalani@huimalamahawaii.com

TALK STORY WITH AUNTY EDNA

Where: Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi-Kona, 82-6127 Mamalahoa Highway, Captain Cook

When: 10 a.m. Sept. 23

Details: Do you want to live longer and feel better? This month, Aunty will talk about the importance of malama and how simple acts of caring can enrich our lives. Everyone welcome. Free. Sign up today.

Contact: Kalani Lawson, 969-9220 ext209, Kalani@huimalamahawaii.com

NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP

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

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 25

Details: Monthly support group that helps people gain understanding and empathy for loved ones living with and recovering from mental illness.

Contact: Carolyn Oki, 935-3518

A.L.O.H.A. FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS BY STUDENT PHARMACISTS OF DKICP

Where: Longs Pharmacy, 1251 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Sept. 26

Details: Student pharmacists from the A.L.O.H.A. organization at the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy will provide free screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar levels, cholesterol levels, etc.

Contact: Kris Yoo, (213) 616-8440, skyoo@hawaii.edu

VEGAN VOICES

Where: 55-3334 Pu‘u Mamo Drive, Kapaau

When: Noon on Oct. 18

Details: Screening of “Vegan Voices: Inspiration For The Vegan in Everyone.” A vegan lunch will be served. Free, but space is limited, so call or email for reservations and directions.

Contact: Summer, 884-5551, info@gentleworld.org

ONGOING

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR RAT LUNGWORM STUDY

Where: Puna Community Medical Center and Clinical Labs of Hawaii, Pahoa Marketplace

When: 8 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays through Sept. 15

Details: Donate a small blood sample in an ongoing study to determine prevalence of human rat lungworm infection in East Hawaii and investigate potential diagnostic methods. This is a University of Hawaii at Hilo study.

Contact: Susan Jarvi, 932 7701, rlw411@hawaii.edu

Just for Keiki

MONDAY, Sept. 7

LABOR DAY COMMUNITY BBQ

Where: Connection Point Church, 15-1839 32nd Ave., Keaau

When: Noon on Monday

Details: Day for the whole family! Grinds, games, ping pong, volleyball, horseshoes and a giant inflatable waterslide for the keiki. Bring your bathing suit! Free.

Contact: Joe Crosby, 982-5177, office@cpnaz.net

COMING

BABY TALK: FRENCH

Where: University of Hawaii at Hilo College of Continuing Education and Community Service, 891 Ululani St., Room 116, Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Mondays from Sept. 14-Oct. 19

Details: Cost is $50 for one adult and one child and $15 per additional participant in same family; maximum of two children per adult. Join French language instructor Sylvie Garnero for a fun and interactive immersion class to introduce you and your baby to a second language. Recommended for adults with children up to age 5.

Contact: CCECS, 974-7664, ccecs@hawaii.edu

TOY PARACHUTE

Where: Waiakea Uka Gym Lanai, 1200 Ainaola Drive, Hilo

When: 3:30 p.m. Oct. 7 and 12:30 p.m. Oct. 8

Details: Children will create a toy parachute.

Contact: Mark Osorio, 959-9474, biroots14@yahoo.com

Outdoors

TODAY, Sept. 5

HIKE TO SEE NATIVE BUGS

Where: Division of Forestry and Wildlife, 19 E. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 7:30 a.m. today

Details: Join insect guru Jesse Eiven on an insect collecting adventure in the forests along Saddle Road. Capture insects using several methods, then go back the the University of Hawaii at Hilo Entomology Lab to observe a menagerie of native insects up close and learn all the exciting things these little guys do. A Hawaii Nei Art Adventure. Donation of $10. Register at www.hawaiineiartcontest.org.

Contact: Emily Leucht, 430-1994, emily.imipono@gmail.com

TUESDAY, Sept. 8

RECREATIONAL PADDLING

Where: Hilo Bayfront

When: 7 a.m. Sept. 8-Nov. 10

Details: Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday classes available. Cost is $100 per 10 week class. Jonah Kalima teaches the fundamentals of water safety, steering, proper paddling form and technique and a brief overview of the history of canoeing. No previous paddling experience necessary. Experienced paddlers looking to get more time on the water without the pressure of competition also are welcome.

Contact: University of Hawaii at Hilo College of Continuing Education and Community Service, 974-7664, ccecs@hawaii.edu

COMING

HAWAII ISLAND AUTO RACING SCCA SOLO EVENT NO. 9

Where: Hilo Drag Strip/Panaewa Drag Strip, Hilo

When: 8 a.m. Sept. 13

Details: A fun day of autocrossing. Bring your car and push it to the limit. Cost is $25 for SCCA members who pre-register or $30 the day of the event, or $40 for nonmembers who pre-register or $45 the day of the event. Spectating is free.

Contact: Nick, 345-6714

16TH ANNUAL BAMBOO FESTIVAL

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

When: 10 a.m. Sept. 13

Details: There will be presentations, a silent auction, many plant and specialty vendors and lots of information about bamboo. Admission is $3, which includes a coupon good for $3 at any of our vendors or toward HCABS membership.

Contact: Jacqui Marlin, (781) 960-5305, xarty@icloud.com

VOLCANO WINERY HARVEST FESTIVAL

Where: Volcano Winery, 35 Pii Mauna Drive, Volcano

When: 4 p.m. Sept. 13

Details: Enjoy an evening of fun benefiting the Volcano School of Arts & Sciences. Admission includes two glasses of Volcano Winery wine, a souvenir wine glass, vineyard tours, dancing and food offerings from local vendors. Tickets on sale now.

Contact: Marie Bothof, 967-7772, info@volcanowinery.com

BIG ISLAND ROAD RUNNERS HILO BAY 5K AND 10K

Where: Reed’s Bay Park, Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 7:30 a.m. Sept. 13

Contact: Rick Otani, (330) 573-4933, bigislandroadrunners@gmail.com

GET THE DRIFT & BAG IT!

Where: Beaches & waterways on the Big Island

When: 8 a.m. Sept. 19

Details: Community groups, business groups, school groups and individuals are encouraged to join in the largest single-day volunteer event in the world to protect our ocean and waterways. Marine debris is everyone’s problem and we are the cause, but we also are the only solution. Trash bags, gloves and data cards provided. Must sign up prior to the event. Clean-ups can be done into October.

Contact: Terry Miura, 961-8694, terry.miura@hawaiicounty.gov

BIG ISLAND ROAD RUNNERS THANKSGIVING 5K

Where: Coconut Island parking lot, Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 7:30 a.m. Nov. 26

Contact: Rick Otani, (330) 573-4933, bigislandroadrunners@gmail.com

BIG ISLAND ROAD RUNNERS JINGLE BELL RUN

Where: Prince Kuhio Plaza parking lot, Hilo

When: 7:30 a.m. Dec. 19

Contact: Rick Otani, (330) 573-4933, bigislandroadrunners@gmail.com

BIG ISLAND ROAD RUNNERS HILO TO VOLCANO 50K ULTRA AND RELAY

Where: Coconut Island parking lot, Hilo

When: 6 a.m. Jan. 9, 2016

Contact: Rick Otani, (330) 573-4933, bigislandroadrunners@gmail.com

Pau Hana

SUNDAY, Sept. 6

COMMUNITY BREAKFAST

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

When: 9 a.m. Sunday

Details: Bacon, scrambled eggs, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, fruit cocktail and coffee all for a donation of $6. Children 6 and younger are free. All welcome.

Contact: Freda Hart, 9657013

FRIDAY, Sept. 11

“CUTIE AND THE BOXER”

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Friday

Details: This special preview screening of thsi Oscar-nominated documentary is part of a Community Outreach initiative by PBS’ esteemed documentary series “POV.”

Contact: Arnold Hiura, 934-9611, contact@hawaiijapanesecenter.com

COMING

COMMUNITY CONTRA DANCE AND POTLUCK

Where: Dance Pavilion, 7 Noni Farm Road, Pahoa

When: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 12

Details: Everyone welcome. No experience necessary as all dances will be taught and called. Best to come early if you are new to contra dancing. Wear comfortable clothes and light shoes. Music provided by the New Lost Puna Ramblers playing Irish jigs and reels and old-time tunes. Special guest caller from Oregon will be Woody Lane. Alcohol and drug free event. Donation of $5.

Contact: Oshi Simsarian, 965-8685, fiddlingdream@gmail.com

CHILI DINNER AND BINGO

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

When: 6 p.m. Sept. 12

Details: Enjoy a great dinner of chili, rice, cornbread, green salad and ono desserts. Stick around after dinner for bingo. Donation of $10 includes dinner and two bingo cards. Additional cards available for $1 donation. Canteen opens at 5 p.m. for refreshments.

Contact: Freda Hart, 9657032

16TH ANNUAL HAWAII BAMBOO FESTIVAL

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

When: 10 a.m. Sept. 13

Details: A $3 refundable admission fee applies. Represented at the festival will be many varieties of bamboo for viewing and purchasing, vendors, educational speakers, food, a silent auction and much more. Touring the magnificent Nani Mau Gardens is an added bonus; free and ample parking is available.

Contact: Jacqui Marlin, 966-5080, goddessofchaos@hawaii.rr.com

Performances

TODAY, Sept. 5

AMY

Where: The Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Saturday through Tuesday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday

Details: Doors open half an hour prior to each showing. The story of Amy Winehouse in her own words, featuring unseen archival footage and unheard tracks.

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

FRIDAY, Sept. 11

THE PROMISE

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

When: 1 p.m. today

Details: Documentary about prenatal memories of children. This is a Japanese movie with English subtitles. Children talk about why they chose their mom and why they were born. Donation of $10; children are free. Kids welcome.

Contact: 345-7562 or asadolphin@gmail.com

LABOR DAY “CHILI-FEST”

Where: Keaau Eagles, 16-111 Opukahaiai St., Keaau

When: 1 p.m. today

Details: Plan the perfect Labor Day stop. Cost is a $5 donation; advance tickets are available. Includes homemade chili bowls and music by the Bobby Reno Band.

Contact: Sam, 965-1169, saxonserve@gmail.com

LGBT WEEKEND FILMS

Where: The Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Details: Double feature. “The Watermelon Woman”: (NR) Lesbian filmmaker Cheryl Dunye wrote, directed and starred in this comic chronicle of a young filmmaker’s obsession with an obscure actress from the 1940s. “Black Is Blue”: At 8:30 p.m.; (NR); a short narrative that tells the story of Black, an African-American transman. Black, once Blue, works as a security guard in an apartment complex in Oakland. On the night of a “stud party,” Black is forced to confront his pre-transition past, struggling to make his outside match his inside.

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

SUNDAY, Sept. 6

AWAKENING TO THE DEEPEST TRUTH OF WHO WE ARE: A GATHERING WITH GAVIN HARRISON

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

When: 3:30 p.m. Sunday

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. First Sunday of each month.

Contact: Matilda Tompson, 885-9206, TompsonP001@hawaii.rr.com, www.gavinharrison.net/

TUESDAY, Sept. 8

HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE BANDSTAND

Where: Mooheau Park Bandstand, 369 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Tuesday

Details: Free event featuring Hilo’s beloved Halau Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna. Connect with the Hawaiian culture for an hour through music and hula. Emcee is Hilo’s own Ku‘ehu Mauga.

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

COMING

LGBT WEEKEND FILMS

Where: The Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 2:30 p.m Sept. 13

Details: Double feature. “Do I Sound Gay?”: (NR); after a breakup with his boyfriend, journalist David Thorpe embarks on a hilarious and touching journey about self-discovery, confronting his anxiety about “sounding gay.” Following: “A Place In The Middle”: (NR); the true life story of a young Hawaiian girl who aspires to lead her school’s all-male hula troupe and an inspiring teacher who uses traditional culture to empower her.

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

HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE BANDSTAND

Where: Mooheau Park Bandstand, 369 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Sept. 15

Details: Free event featuring Dru, Ira and Iryn from KOLEA and hula by lovely Noe Noe. Connect with the Hawaiian culture for an hour through music and hula.

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

UPAJ IMPROVISE

Where: University of Hawaii at Hilo Performing Arts Center, Hilo

When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16

Details: The Indian Classical Music Circle of Hawaii in conjunction with UH-Hilo Performing Arts Center present a must-see film chronicling the poignant birth and journey of the ground-breaking collaboration between Kathak icon Chitresh Das and Emmy-award winning tap star Jason Samuels Smith. Featuring a lecture/demo/dance opening and Q&A with the film producer. Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 for students and children and can be purchased at the UHHPAC box office or online.

Contact: Babette Ackin, 965-1053, icmchawaii@gmail.com

THE VILLAGE POETS “SPOKEN WORDS”

Where: Pahoa Village Museum, Pahoa Town , Pahoa

When: 6:30 PM September 17, 2015

Details: The Village Poet’s nite is held every third Thursday at the Pahoa Village Museum from 630-8pm. Bring your “spoken words” to share among other poets of the island. contact kaonohiokalaniokala@896-9561or SpiritLove@715-292-0813

Contact: Henrietta L Jeremiah, 8088969561, imuapuna1@gmail.com

UPAJ IMPROVISE — DANCE FILM

Where: Honokaa People’s Theatre, Honokaa

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 17

Details: The Indian Classical Music Circle of Hawaii presents a must-see film chronicling the poignant birth and journey of the ground-breaking collaboration between Kathak icon Chitresh Das and Emmy Award-winning tap star Jason Samuels Smith. Featuring a lecture/demo/dance opening and Q&A with the film producer. Tickets are $12 general/discount, $7 student/child at HPT box office.

Contact: Babette Ackin, 965-1053, icmchawaii@gmail.com

“AUGIE T’S LAUGH WITH THE STARS”

Where: Hilo Civic Auditorium, Manono Street, Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 18

Details: Hosted by Augie T, featuring comedians Frank Delima and Andy Bumatai. Music by Mark Yamanaka, Taz Vegas, Shar Carillo, One Rhythm and Brad Silva. Tickets are $15 presale, $20 at the door and can be purchased at KTA Puainako and downtown, Blane’s Drive Inn downtown and industrial area locations.

Contact: Augie T, 990-0474, augz1@aol.com

UNITY

Where: The Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 19-22 and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 20

Details: A unique film seven years in the making about compassion for all beings, or all “expressions of life,” going beyond all “separation based on form” and beyond perceiving opposites. Presents a message of love, tragedy and hope, all set against the backdrop of some of the most compelling 20th and 21st century footage imaginable.

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

LEDWARD KA‘APANA AND MIKE KA‘AWA

Where: The Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 18

Details: Benefit concert for the Big Island Slack Key Guitar Program. Doors open at 6 p.m.

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

HULA KAHIKO WITH KUMU NANI LIM YAP WITH HULA HALAU NA LEI O KAHOLOKU

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 19

Details: 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

HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE BANDSTAND

Where: Mooheau Park Bandstand, 369 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Sept. 22

Details:

Details: Free event featuring Hilo’s beloved Halau Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna. Connect with the Hawaiian culture for an hour through music and hula. Emcee is Hilo’s own Ku‘ehu Mauga.

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

PEACE DAY PARADE & FESTIVAL

Where: 45-5016 Lehua St., Honokaa

When: 4 p.m. Sept. 26

Details: Fun starts with the Peace Day Parade down Mamane Street, then continues until 8 p.m. with the Peace Day Festival at Honokaa Sports Complex. Come for the parade, stay for food, music and kids activities. Free and all are welcome.

Contact: Miles Okumura, 640-4602

AUDITIONS FOR HOLIDAY/CHRISTMAS SHOW

Where: Center For Spiritual Living, Keaau

When: 1 p.m. Sept. 28

Details: We need actors, singers, dancers, musicians, comedians — all talents. Original skits and/or holiday music welcome, and nontraditional encouraged. Commitment to rehearsals expected. Also we will schedule private auditions, as time allows.

Contact: Destiny O’Hara, 965-0210, pacificmermaidsociety@gmail.com

HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE BANDSTAND

Where: Mooheau Park Bandstand, 369 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Sept. 29

Details: Lito Arkangel will be featured entertainer at this free Hawaiian cultural event. Join for a special hour with this wonderful musician, singer, songwriter. All welcome.

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

AFTERNOON DELIGHT WITH MARGOT

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

When: 4:45 p.m. Sept. 30

Details: Enjoy an afternoon of mid- to late-’70s folk music with local artist Margot. Free.

Contact: Hilo Public Library, 933-8890

All Kine Stuffs

TODAY, Sept. 5

CRESCENT CITY LIONS FOOD DRIVE AT KTA PUAINAKO

Where: KTA Puainako, 50 E. Puainako St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Come help the Crescent City Lions raise food donations for the Hawaii Island Food Basket.

Contact: Cecile Barash, 965-8280, cecilebarash@gmail.com

DANIEL R. SAYRE FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER & AWARDS DINNER

Where: The Fairmont Orchid Hawaii, 1 N. Kaniku Drive, Kohala Coast

When: 4:30 p.m. today

Details: Tickets on sale now. Cost of each gourmet buffet dinner is $109. Patrons also can choose to sponsor a dinner for a firefighter and/or spouse at a cost of $99 all inclusive, per person. The gala evening will include dinner, silent and live auctions and dancing to the live dance band Vizion 20/20. Registration available online at www.DanielSayreFoundation.org.

Contact: Laura Sayre, 325-5456, mallerysayre@hawaii.rr.com

TUESDAY, Sept. 8

KEAAU ELEMENTARY SCHOOL COMMUNITY COUNCIL

Where: Keaau Elementary School, 16-680 Keaau-Pahoa Road, Keaau

When: 3 p.m. Tuesday

Details: To be hosted in the ART room.

Contact: Wendy Roberts, 982-4210, Wendy_Roberts/KEAAU/HIDOE@notes.k12.hi.us

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT AT HILO PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

When: 4 p.m. Wednesday

Details: Come for a showing of “The Hundred-foot Journey.” Free event. Free popcorn, too! Contact the library at least five days in advance if any special accommodation is needed.

Contact: Hilo Public Library, 933-8890

UNDERSTANDING THE HEI-NEXTERA ENERGY DEAL

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday

Details: Expert panelists will explain and share what the community can expect with the proposed merger between Hawaiian Electric Industries and NextEra. Buffet dinner $35 per person followed by the moderated forum. Pre-registration required by Tuesday.

Contact: Miles Yoshioka, 808-935-7178, admin@hicc.biz

FRIDAY, Sept. 11

9/11 REMEMBRANCE

Where: Hilo Vet Center, 70 Lanihuli St., Suite #2, Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Friday

Details: Hilo Vet Center is participating in this year’s National Day of Service and Remembrance by hosting an open house to help ensure all post-9/11 combat veterans and their families in Hilo know about their local vet center and the services it provides. Guests will have the opportunity to tour the center, meet center staff, learn about resources for veterans, ask questions, enjoy light snacks and enroll in vet center services.

Contact: Maricar Souza, 969-3833

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Friday

Details: Master lei maker Randy Lee uses a variety of natural materials to fashion gorgeous lei from the freshest fern, 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 entrance fees apply.

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

COMING

ST. AUGUSTINE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH ANNUAL BAZAAR

Where: 54-3801 Akoni Pule Highway, Kapaau

When: 8:30 a.m. Sept. 12

Details: Lots of ethnic foods, baked goods, white elephant, boutique, plants, fruits, vegetables, shave ice, concession, silent auction, church tours and entertainment.

Contact: Kathy Matsuda, 889-5390, st.augustine1@hawaiiantel.net

2015 WILIWILI FESTIVAL

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

When: 9 a.m. Sept. 12

Details: Join in for a day of celebrating wiliwili trees and native dryland forest in Waikoloa Village. Free event includes live music, local food vendors, workshops, forest tours, silent auction, native plant sales and giveaways, as well as lots of hands-on activities for keiki of all ages.

Contact: Jessica Middleton, 218-2776, jess@waikoloadryforest.org

ROAST & ROOTS

Where: Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay, 78-128 Ehukai St., Kailua-Kona

When: 10 a.m. Sept. 12

Details: Serving up Hawaii’s favorite flavors in food, coffees and music, featuring Nathan Aweau in concert. Plus tastings, marketplace, demos and more, presented by Hawaii Coffee Association, Hawaii Department of Agriculture and The Feeding Leaf.

Contact: Tracey Apoliona, 960-3094

3RD ANNUAL HAWAII ISLAND REALTORS HOME EXPO

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

When: 11 a.m. Sept 12

Details: Get free information and tips for your home. Businesses and speakers will be in attendance to answer any of your questions. Public welcomed to participate in this $5 stamp card event, where you could win door prizes from $50 and up. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the local Habitat for Humanity.

Contact: Hawaii Island REALTORS, 935-0827, ashley@hawaiiislandrealtors.org

SAME CANOE LOCAL FOOD CELEBRATION

Where: South Kona Green Market, Captain Cook

When: 9 a.m. Sept. 13

Details: Delicious samples and meals, interesting food, garden and nutrition presenters, great music by Mauka Soul and a chance to meet local farmers and food producers. SNAP/EBT households can sign up for free local food coupons.

Contact: Marcy Montgomery, 328-2452

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

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

When: 6 p.m. Sept. 14

Details: First open Monday night of each month. Current family movies will be featured.

Contact: Gaby Casart, 962-2229

GEORGE VANCOUVER AND HIS FOUR VOYAGES TO HAWAII

Where: Lyman Museum, 276 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 1

Details: English captain and explorer George Vancouver introduced cattle to the Sandwich Islands and signed a treaty with Tamehameha I that ceded Hawaii Island to Great Britain in 1794. Or did it? Historian Boyd D. Bond recounts these and other particulars of Vancouver’s contacts with the Islands. Cost is $3 or free to museum members.

Contact: Gladys Suzuki, 935-5021, education@lymanmuseum.org

AAUW GENERAL MEETING

Where: Hawaii Community College, Forestry Department, Classroom 103, Hilo

When: 4:30 p.m. Sept. 16

Details: Guest speaker will be Marina Karides, University of Hawaii at Hilo assistant sociology professor. “From the Caribbean to the Mediterranean and into the Pacific: Gender Studies, Island Studies and How an AAUW Fellowship Launched a Career.”

Contact: Kristen Luning, 557-0003, kmluning05@yahoo.com

THE MAGIC FLUTES

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

When: 4:45 p.m. Sept. 16

Details: Featuring Cheryl Shine and Jean Pierre Thoma, this performance will offer a retelling of Mozart’s opera “Die Zauberflote” (The Magic Flute), a dramatic story of love and redemption. Several other classical flute duets will accompany the program. Free.

Contact: Hilo Public Library, 933-8890

U.S. CITIZENSHIP DAY

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

When: 1:30 p.m. Sept. 17

Details: All newly naturalized U.S. citizens will be honored by various civic organizations and public officials and are encouraged to participate in this special event. Free. All new citizens who want to attend should RSVP by Sept. 12.

Contact: Rose Bautista or Tulpe Day, 961-8220

“WASTE LAND”

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

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 17

Details: The documentary is a tale of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit. A panel discussion will follow, with special guest host Volcano resident Ira Ono, along with Recycle Hawaii’s Executive Director Paul Buklarewicz. Free; however, donations gladly accepted.

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

FROM NUCLEAR EXODUS TO CULTURAL REAWAKENING: REVITALIZING WAVE NAVIGATION AND VOYAGING IN THE MARSHALL ISLANDS

Where: University of Hawaii at Hilo, Campus Center Room 301, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 17

Details: The United Nations Association of the USA-Hawaii Island Chapter in collaboration with the UH-Hilo International Student Services and Intercultural Education Program is sponsoring a series of lectures that discuss topics of international relevance or concern. Joe Genz, assistant professor of anthropology at UH-Hilo, will be the first guest speaker, covering current revival efforts and traditional wave navigation of the Marshall Islands.

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

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Sept. 18

Details: Long-time Puna residents Tyson and Cathy Black demonstrate the ease of coconut leaf weaving. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

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

NA MEA HULA – ARTS AND TRADITIONS OF HULA

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 19

Details: Join Native Hawaiian cultural specialist Loke Kamanu and her ohana as they set up shop on the lanai to present a lovely display of “Na Mea Hula” (all things hula). This memorable demonstration is hands-on and family friendly.

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

2015 HAWAII ISLAND PRIDE PARADE AND FESTIVAL

Where: Downtown Hilo and Mooheau Bandstand and Park, Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Sept. 19

Details: Parade begins at 10 a.m. and the festival follows at Mooheau Bandstand and Park. This is a family friendly event with lots of activities for kids and adults. The festival will feature live entertainment, great food, craft vendors and community group informational booths.

Contact: Danny Castro, 557-8886, hawaiiislandpride@gmail.com

THIRD ANNUAL HAWAII ISLAND ALL NATIONS POW-WOW 2015

Where: Keaukaha Hawaiian Village Beach Park, Kalanianaole Highway, Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Sept. 19-20

Details: Free public event that is family centered and alcohol and drug free; depicts a cultural celebration honoring Native Americans through dancing, singing, exhibits, intertribal dances and Native American frybread.

Contact: Jadeen, 747-2903, hawaiipowwow@hotmail.com

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Sept. 25

Details: Farmer Kaipo AhChong 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: Cheryl Wilson, 967-8222, workshops@volcanoartcenter.org

HLO MEISHOIN GARAGE SALE

Where: 97 Olona St., Hilo

When: 7 a.m. Sept. 26

Details: Best prices on used and new clothing, housewares and other items

Contact: Junsihin Miyazaki, 935-6996, hilomeishoin@hawaiintel.com

BIG ISLAND BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION SIXTH ANNUAL NATURAL HONEY CHALLENGE

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

When: 9 a.m. Sept. 26

Details: Entries due from Aug. 10-14. Awards presented during the festival in September. Information and forms available at http://HawaiiHoneyFestival.com or via phon.

Contact: Peggy Beckett, 965-0000

THIRD ANNUAL HAWAII HONEY FESTIVAL AND SIXTH ANNUAL HAWAIIAN HONEY CHALLENGE

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

When: 10 a.m. Sept. 26

Details: Admission is $5; free for keiki 12 years old and younger. Educational booths, food and craft vendors, live music, honey cooking contest and honey tasting.

Contact: Peggy Beckett, 965-0000, peggy@thebeecompany.buzz

STARS 2015 ANNUAL REMEMBERENCE LUNCHEON

Where: Aupuni Conference Center, 101 Pauahi St., Suite 1, Hilo

When: Noon on Sept. 26

Details: For families who have lost loved ones to homicide. Families can honor their loved ones and meet with others who have experienced similar tragedies. Bring a picture of your loved one to share at the luncheon. A buffet lunch will be provided. R.S.V.P by Sept. 15.

Contact: Gwen, 896-4228, starscommitteehawaii@gmail.com

PANIOLO DAY — A 100TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF KAHILU HALL AT PARKER SCHOOL

Where: Kahilu Hall at Parker School, 65-1224 Lindsey Road, Waimea

When: Noon on Sept. 26

Details: Built in 1915, this building has continually served the Waimea community throughout the last century, including as rest and relaxation for Parker Ranch staff, a town library, USO for soldiers during World War II, dance hall and a general gathering place for meetings, committees and Parker Ranch Christmas parties. Celebration activities will include talk-story with local historians, vintage photo displays, saddle and lei making, tours by student docents and a short film on the history of Parker Ranch. In addition, attendees will enjoy music and entertainment, a cooking demonstration and interactive games for kids. Free.

Contact: Emily Pagliaro, 885-7933, admissions@parkerschoolhawaii.org

PUNA HONGWANJI ANNUAL BAZAAR

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

When: 8 a.m. Oct. 10

Details: Rummage sale, lau lau, bagged cinder, vegetables, silent auction.

Contact: Jason Hashimoto, 937-5941, jasonhashi@gmail.com

10TH ANNUAL PUNA SUSTAINABILITY EXPO

Where: Leilani Estates, Moku Street, Pahoa

When: 11 a.m. Oct. 10

Details: Now seeking participants-vendors, nonprofits, agencies, farmers, etc. to display their products or provide info about programs and resources about all kinds of sustainability. Booth fees are $10 for nonprofits and $25 commercial. Deadline to apply is Sept. 30.

Contact: Rene Siracusa, 965-2000, malamaopuna@yahoo.com

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE

Where: Wainaku Gym, 30 Aikane Loop Road, Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Oct. 14

Details: Coaches interested in entering their high school-aged boys volleyball teams should contact Mark Osorio at Waiakea Uka Gym. Coaches meeting will be 6 p.m. Sept. 30 at tje Waiakea Uka Gym Lanai.

Contact: Mark Osorio, 959-9474, biroots14@gmail.com

17TH ANNUAL TASTE OF HILO

Where: Sangha Hall, Hilo Hongwanji, 424 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Oct. 18

Details: The Taste of Hilo annually features more than 35 restaurants, chefs, dessert patisseries and beverage distributors who provide their talents, ingredients and staff to make this event a success. Come and discover what your favorite restaurants will feature at this year’s Taste of Hilo. Tickets go on sale in July. A portion of event proceeds goes to support Hawaii Community College.

Contact: Japanese Chamber of Commerce, 934-0177, jccih@jccih.org

MEN’S GRASS VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE

Where: Waiakea Uka Ballfield, 1200 Ainaola Drive, Hilo

When: 4:30 p.m. Oct. 26

Details: Grass doubles volleyball league at Waiakea Uka Ballfield begin and run through Dec. 14. Interested men and boys ages 16 and older are encouraged to participate. Deadline to enter is Oct. 12.

Contact: Mark Osorio, (808)959-9474, biroots14@yahoo.com

HAWAII ISLAND VETERANS DAY PARADE

Where: 559 E. Kahaopea St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Nov. 7

Details: All community groups are asked to support island veterans and be in the parade.

Contact: Wendell Ka‘ehu‘ae‘a, 640-1435, wkaehuaea@yahoo.com

ONGOING

HILO VET CENTER

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

When: 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays

ADVERTISING


Details: Hilo Vet Center has new office hours, and 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.

Contact: Maricar Souza, 969-3833

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