Calendar for February 18

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Arts & Exhibits

COMING

VOLCANO ART CENTER 13TH ANNUAL LOVE THE ARTS FUNDRAISER

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

When: 5 p.m. Feb. 25

Details: The beautiful Hale Ho‘omana will be decked out for “Singin’ in the Rainforest,” with beautiful, one-of-a-kind umbrellas painted by Big Island artists. Guests will be treated to an evening of fine wine, brews, a luxurious gourmet buffet and spirited Hawaiian music. The live and silent auctions will feature unique offerings including original artwork, hotel stays, tours and jewelry. Tickets are available in advance at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano, the VAC Gallery in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and at the VAC website at www.volcanoartcenter.org. Cost is $55 for VAC members; $65 for non-members.

Contact: Mike Nelson, 967-8222, mnelson@volcanoartcenter.org

PAINTING WITH PEGGY

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

When: Noon on March 6 and 20

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

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

Classes

TODAY, Feb. 18

ZENTANGLE-INSPIRED ART

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

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Learn five deconstructed Zentangle-inspired kupukupu fern styles, finding inspiration in the curving shapes of fronds. Explore exaggerations and playful approaches to repetitive lines and blended color. Cost is $35 or $30 for VAC members, plus $10 supply fee. No artistic experience needed. Watercolor experience helpful but not required. Zentangle Basics recommended but not required.

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

SUNDAY, Feb. 19

FOUR AGREEMENTS DISCUSSION GROUP

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

When: 4 p.m. Sunday

Details: Join best-selling author, teacher and Reiki practitioner Susan Gregg and Ke Ola magazine publisher and Reiki practitioner Barbara Garcia in a lively discussion about Don Miguel Ruiz’s Four Agreements, plus the newest and very important Fifth Agreement: Be skeptical, but learn to listen. Everyone welcome. Suggested love offering $10.

Contact: Barbara Garcia, 345-2017, barbggarcia@gmail.com

MONDAY, Feb. 20

SELF-DEFENSE FITNESS CLASS

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

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

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

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

ZUMBA GOLD CHAIR

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

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

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

Contact: Harriet Rocha, 640-3876, har_c1@yahoo.com

TRADITIONAL WADO KARATE TRAINING

Where: Sangha Hall, 424 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays

Details: Beginners class, 5-6 p.m.; advanced class, 6-7 p.m. Visitors welcome to observe and participate.

Contact: Craig, 987-1465

AERIAL ARTS CLASSES

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Mondays

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

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

DIVORCE CARE

Where: New Hope Hilo, 840 Kupulau Road, Hilo

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

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

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

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES — ADVANCED RUMBA

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

When: 6:30 p.m. Mondays through March 13

Details: Cost is $10 per session. Must be 55 or older.

Contact: J. Lauro, 966-8147

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

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

When: 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through April 26

Details: Free. Two levels available: beginners and intermediate/advanced. Practice English, have conversation, make friends.

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

FUNDAMENTAL DANCE TECHNIQUES

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

When: 8 p.m. Mondays (six weeks; began Jan. 23)

Details: Beginners will build a strong foundation in partner communication and music interpretation, while experienced dancers will take their partner dancing to a new level by increasing their confidence in improvisational movement and creating their own unique style. Drop-ins welcome, no partner necessary. Cost is $35 for all classes, $20 if you bring a new student; drop-ins are $10.

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

TUESDAY, Feb. 21

IPHONE 1 FOR SENIORS 50+

Where: SeniorNet, UH-Hilo, Portable Building 7, Kapiolani Street, Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday

Details: Greg Navarro will show you how to text, email, get driving directions using the GPS app, take pictures, listen to music, download and read books in addition to calling someone. Bring your iPhone, Apple ID and password to class. Cost is $42/$60 plus $44 SeniorNet annual membership fee.

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

ADULT ADVANCED HULA

Where: Hilo Armory Culture and Education Classroom, 28 Shipman St., Hilo

When: 4 p.m. Tuesdays through March 16

Details: Cost is $50. Class focuses on hula through the Hawaiian language and cultural experience.

Contact: Morty, 981-8706, cultureandeducation@hawaiicounty.gov

BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS TRAINING PART 1

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

When: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday

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

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

AIKIDO FOR GRADES 3-6

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

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

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

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

INTERMEDIATE HULA

Where: Hilo Armory Culture and Education Classroom, 28 Shipman St., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through March 16

Details: Cost is $45. Class focuses on hula through the Hawaiian language and cultural experience.

Contact: Morty, 981-8706, cultureandeducation@hawaiicounty.gov

ZUMBA FITNESS

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays

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

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

HULA CLASS ON THE PORCH

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays

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

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

BLUES DANCE FUNDAMENTALS

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

When: 7 p.m. Tuesdays (six weeks; began Jan. 24)

Details: Each week will focus on a different blues dance skill or style, including basic movement, turns and embellishments. Drop-ins welcome to this mixed-level class. No partner necessary. Cost is $35 for all classes, $20 if you bring a new student; drop-ins are $10.

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

BEGINNING CHARLESTON

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

When: 8 p.m. Tuesdays (six weeks; began Jan. 24)

Details: Master the basic Charleston rhythm and learn solo and two different partnered moves. All skill levels and drop-ins welcome; no partner necessary. Cost is $35 for all classes, $20 if you bring a new student; drop-ins are $10.

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

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22

INTRODUCTION TO QUICKBOOKS ONLINE

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

When: 9 a.m. Wednesday

Details: Business owners and managers will learn the importance of good record-keeping and how this cloud-based program can be used to simply and efficiently manage your business finances. Cost is $30. Registration required by Feb. 21 at www.hisbdc.org.

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

IPAD 2 FOR SENIORS 50+

Where: SeniorNet, UH-Hilo, Portable Building 7, Kapiolani Street, Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Wednesday and Friday

Details: Terri Powell will show you how to have even more fun with your iPad, more photos, more music and more apps. Bring your iPad, Apple ID and password to class. Cost is $42 plus $44 SeniorNet annual membership fee.

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

KOBUKAN KENDO CLUB

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

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

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

Contact: kobukan.kendo@gmail.com

HBDA EAST HAWAII CHAPTER WINTER SESSION

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

When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays

Details: Learn the foxtrot and mambo from helpful instructors and members. Social planned for Feb. 4 at the Elks Club. Tickets can be purchased from HBDA members. This is your year to experience something new.

Contact: Marie Roberts, 935-8974, keikiseeds@gmail.com

THURSDAY, Feb. 23

OSHA 10 WORKSHOP

Where: Hawaii Innovation Center, 117 Keawe St., Hilo

When: 8 a.m. Thursday and Friday

Details: Information about various workplace safety regulations to be presented. Topics will include written safety and health program, emergency action plans, electrical, walking/working surfaces, ergonomics, powered industrial truck, health hazards, personal protective equipment and chemical safety. Registration deadline is Feb. 17.

Contact: Stafford Oyama, 937-9744, stafford.oyama@gmail.com

PERMACULTURE SERIES

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

When: 9 a.m. Thursdays

Details: Grow your own food gardens. Lecture with Q&A and field work. Come dressed and ready with sun hat, notebook, water bottle and closed-toe shoes. Cost is $15; for $5 more, join the farm-to-table vegetarian lunch. Register at http://hawaiiansanctuary.com/event/hawaiian-planting-permaculture-2018-05-10/2016-11-03/.

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

WINTER SENIOR LECTURE SERIES

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

When: 10 a.m. Thursdays

Details: This 10-week series (which began Jan. 12) includes lectures about a wide variety of topics. This week, Dr. Yuko Kakazu, outreach specialist at the Subaru Telescope Base Facility, will conduct a tour of the facility. Meet at the Subaru facility at 640 N. Aohoku Place at 9:50 a.m. On March 2, the speaker will be Healthgrades dietetic specialist Stacy Haumea.

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

ADULT BEGINNING HULA LEVEL I

Where: Hilo Armory Culture and Education Classroom, 28 Shipman St., Hilo

When: 4 p.m. Thursdays through March 16

Details: Cost is $45. Class focuses on hula through the Hawaiian language and cultural experience.

Contact: Morty, 961-8706, cultureandeducation@hawaiicounty.gov

ADULT BEGINNING HULA LEVEL II

Where: Hilo Armory Culture and Education Classroom, 28 Shipman St., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Thursdays through March 16

Details: Cost is $45. Class focuses on hula through the Hawaiian language and cultural experience.

Contact: Morty, 961-8706, cultureandeducation@hawaiicounty.gov

FRIDAY, Feb. 24

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES — BEGINNERS/INTERMEDIATE RUMBA

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

When: 9 a.m. Fridays through March 17

Details: Cost is $10 per session. Must be 55 or older.

Contact: J. Lauro, 966-8147, elainekai@yahoo.com

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES — BEGINNERS/INTERMEDIATE RUMBA

Where: Keaau Community Center, 16-186 Pili Mua St.

When: 6:30 p.m. Fridays through March 17

Details: Cost is $10 per session. Must be 55 or older.

Contact: J. Lauro, 966-8147

COMING

CERT TRAINING

Where: Aupuni Center, Conference Room, 101 Pauahi St., Hilo

When: 8:30 a.m. Feb. 25, March 4, 11 and 18

Details: The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency provides an in-depth, basic training course that provides participants with classroom and hands-on instruction in safety, fire suppression, first aid, light search and rescue, emergency communications and more. No charge, but seating is limited; reserve your seat today. Sign up online at hawaiicert.org or call Civil Defense for more information.

Contact: Bill Hanson, 935-0031, william.hanson@hawaiicounty.gov

ECKANKAR COMMUNITY HU CHANT

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

When: Noon on Feb. 25

Details: Eckankar, the ancient science of the Light and Sound of God, offers tools to come into a closer relationship with God. Hu is an ancient name for God and is sung as a love song to God. Regardless of your beliefs or religion, you can sing Hu to become happier and more secure in God’s love. If you are seeking spiritual upliftment, join us.

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

REIKI LEVEL I WORKSHOP

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

When: 8 a.m. Feb. 25-26

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

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

NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY FIELD COURSE PART 2

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

When: 5 p.m. Feb. 25; 4 p.m. Feb. 26

Details: Cost is $85. Focuses on basic camera techniques for difficult low light subjects. Participants will go to various locations to practice class skills. Required: Basic camera skills, DSLR or mirrorless camera, zoom lens, wide angle lens, remote shutter release and tripod.

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

COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS 1 FOR SENIORS 50+

Where: SeniorNet, UH-Hilo, Portable Building 7, Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Feb. 27 and March 1

Details: Aileen Obina teaches Windows 10 computer basics: turning it on and off, saving your work and finding it again. Basic mouse skills. Cost is $60 (includes workbook) plus $44 SeniorNet annual membership fee.

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

BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS TRAINING PART 2

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

When: 4:30 p.m. Feb. 28-March 3

Details: Cost is $75. Focuses on the basic core functions of Windows. Advised for participants to take Basic Computer Skills Training Part 1 before advancing to this class.

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

INTRODUCTORY HALAI ENERGY HEALING

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

When: 8 a.m. March 4-5

Details: Explore the body’s energy field (aura) to balance mind, body and spirit for yourself and others. Learn to see, feel, assess, balance and boost the human auric field for optimal well-being. Pre-registration required. Cost is $295 plus tax. Limited space available

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

PHOTOGRAPHY OUTDOOR FIELD COURSE — HILO TOWN

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

When: 8 a.m. March 4

Details: Cost is $85. Learn practical photography skills using manual settings on your camera. Required: Basic camera skills, DSLR camera and hiking attire.

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

EDIBLE GARDENING AND LANDSCAPING IN THE RAIN FOREST

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

When: 9 a.m. Part 1, 1 p.m. Part 2, March 4

Details: Join Zach Mermel to learn how to transform your lanai and lawn, your field and fence, into an abundant oasis of edible and multifunctional plants. Participants also will learn about the different habitats and habits of a wide palette of rain forest-adapted native plants with a special focus on the native plants that thrive in your patch of rainforest. Cost is $50 or $45 for VAC members, plus a $10 materials fee. To register, visit www.volcanoartcenter.org or call VAC.

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

DSLR VIDEO WORKSHOP

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

When: 4:30 p.m. March 6-9

Details: Cost is $85. Learn the essentials of DSLR videography. Required: Basic camera skills and DSLR or mirrorless camera with video capability.

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

MICROSOFT OFFICE ESSENTIALS COMPUTER TRAINING SECTION 2

Where: UH-Hilo, UCB-105, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 4:30 p.m. March 6-10

Details: Cost is $275. Designed for working professionals seeking to improve their Microsoft Office skills. Recommended: Participants unfamiliar with computer to take Intro to Mac or PCs training programs. Required: Basic computer knowledge and a 4GB or more USB drive.

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

DEEP GONG BATH AND KUNDALINI ACTIVATION WITH JADE RAJBIR KAUR

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. March 7

Details: Cost is $20 for drop-ins. Warm up with some gentle yoga and meditations to balance your chakras and activate your Kundalini. Then, relax to an otherworldly journey.

Contact: Brooke, 934-7233, brooke@yogacentered.com

ELEVATE YOUR PRACTICE: BREATH, ROOTS AND CORE WITH MATY EZRATY

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 12:30 p.m. March 11-12

Details: When we learn to root down and connect with the Earth, we discover a profound sense of confidence and thus relaxation within ourselves. Explore the meaning of Vinyasa as well as develop the concepts of breath, roots and core. These afternoon workshop sessions will be an opportunity to go deeper through a dynamic asana practice.

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

DSLR DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY THEORY AND APPLICATION

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

When: 4:30 p.m. March 13, 15, 20 and 22

Details: Cost is $85. For novice or experienced DSLR camera users to learn tips and the foundation of classic photographic techniques. Required: Ability to operate computer and DSLR camera and a USB flash drive.

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

MICROSOFT OFFICE INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER TRAINING

Where: UH-Hilo, UCB-105, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 4:30 p.m. March 13-17

Details: Cost is $275. Learn how to use more advanced workflows, tools and techniques in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Designed for individuals with a basic understanding of Microsoft Office. Required: Basic computer knowledge, basic Microsoft Office experience and a 4GB or more USB drive.

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

WINDOWS 10 — DEMYSTIFIED SECTION 2

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

When: 4:30 p.m. March 13-15

Details: Cost is $75. Get the most out of Windows 10 and all the features it has to offer in order to help you be more productive. Required: Ability to operate a computer, basic Microsoft Office experience and a 4GB or more USB drive.

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

LISTENING AND SPEAKING FOR ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

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

When: 8:30 a.m. March 15 (testing)

Details: Intensive eight-week course helps prepare participants for work or college. Small classes and experienced teachers. Three levels offered. Classes are Tuesday through Friday. Cost for residents is $275. Go to iephawaii.com.

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

READING AND VOCABULARY FOR ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

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

When: 8:30 a.m. March 15 (testing)

Details: Intensive eight-week course helps prepare participants for work or college. Small classes and experienced teachers. Three levels offered. Classes are Tuesday through Friday. Cost for residents is $275. Go to iephawaii.com.

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

WRITING AND GRAMMAR FOR ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

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

When: 8:30 a.m. March 15 (testing)

Details: Intensive eight-week course helps prepare participants for work or college. Small classes and experienced teachers. Three levels offered. Classes are Tuesday through Friday. Cost for residents is $275. Go to iephawaii.com.

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

EFFECTIVE INTERVIEWING: MATCHING CANDIDATES WITH THE JOB

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

When: 5 p.m. March 16

Details: Cost is $45. Focuses 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: CCECS, 932-7830, ccecs@hawaii.edu

WRITING FOR INNER EXPLORATION AND LIFE REFLECTION

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

When: 9:30 a.m. March 18

Details: Join Tom Peek for this workshop that is perfect for journal keepers, autobiographers, spiritual seekers, memoir and family history writers and anyone who simply enjoys writing. No previous writing experience necessary, just the desire to explore. Cost is $75 or $65 for VAC members. Call the number below or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org to register.

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

BEGINNING PASTELS WITH JIN AN WONG

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

When: Noon on March 18

Details: Learn the techniques of using pastels to create a still-life painting. Cost is $25 for SKEA members; $30 for non-members and includes all supplies. Early bird discount: Everyone registering by March 13 will receive the member rate. To register or for more information, call the SKEA office or email.

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

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS PART 1

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

When: 4:30 p.m. March 20-23

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

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

EXPLORING TUNNEL BOOKS

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

When: 9 a.m. March 25

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

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

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS PART 2

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

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

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

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

PRESENT WITH POISE, POWER AND PUNCH

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

When: 5 p.m. March 30

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

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

IPHONE BASICS SECTION 2

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

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

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

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

Clubs

TODAY, Feb. 18

NATIONAL ACTIVE AND RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES MONTHLY MEETING

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

When: 1 p.m. today

Details: NARFE meets the third Saturday of each month for the purpose of protecting earned benefits. Enjoy the fellowship and see what the organization can do to protect the earned benefits of active and retired federal employees. Brown bag lunch before the meeting begins at noon. Organization also planning to host the State Federation of Chapters from April 26-28 at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel.

Contact: Bob Arthurs, 966-6141, bobarthurs@earthlink.net

SUNDAY, Feb. 19

HILO BRIDGE CLUB

Where: Eagles Club, 16-111 Opukahaia St., Keaau

When: 12:30 p.m. Sundays

Details: Looking for social bridge players to join us in duplicate bridge. Cost is $5.

Contact: Harry, 965-1391, gailbuck@yahoo.com

TUESDAY, Feb. 21

HILO SUNRISE CHAPTER — BNI NETWORKING MEETING

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

When: 7 a.m. Tuesdays

Details: For local business professionals who value word-of-mouth marketing and are seeking to network, refer business to each other and build a better business community.

Contact: Sharla Sare, 430-1787

HILO TOASTMASTERS

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

When: 12:10 p.m. Tuesdays

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

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

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22

HILO BRIDGE CLUB

Where: Eagles Club, 16-111 Opukahaia St., Keaau

When: 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

SIERRA CLUB MONTHLY MEETING

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday

Details: Potluck first, meeting at 6 p.m. Club will set goals for the year and discuss issues including Mauna Kea, the Waikoloa Resource Recovery Facility and depleted uranium.

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

THURSDAY, Feb. 23

WEEKLY BNI MEETING

Where: Wainaku Executive Center, 26-238 Hawaii Belt Road, Hilo

When: 10:15 a.m. Thursdays

Details: BNI was founded in 1985 by Dr. Ivan Misner “for the primary purpose of building powerful referral networks.” If you want to grow your business by giving and getting referrals, you’re encouraged to call and/or attend.

Contact: Kelly Higaki, 935-5575, royd@savio.com

FRIDAY, Feb. 24

MOUNTAIN VIEW SENIOR GAMES

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

When: 10 a.m. Fridays

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

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

COMING

MARINE CORPS LEAGUE MEETING

Where: VFW Post, 74-5543 Kaiwai St., Kona

When: 11:30 a.m. Feb. 25

Details: The Camp Tarawa Detachment No. 1255 invites all Marines and Navy Corpsmen (serving, retired or reserve) and their spouses to attend the monthly meeting. Talk story at the no-host and stay for the business meeting at 1 p.m. Dress is resort casual. For more information, call Bob Strickland at 960-4897.

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

HAWAIIAN QUILT CLUB

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

When: 9 a.m. March 4

Details: Members are happy to help community members interested in learning to sew a Hawaiian pillow, wall hanging or quilt. Patterns and some materials available.

Contact: Merci, 959-7967

COMMUNITY SAILING DAY

Where: Hilo Bayfront beach, Kamehameha Avenue

When: 11 a.m. March 5

Details: Free event with Na Hoa Holomoku, the Hilo sailing club. Boats of all sizes and types will be available to offer rides on the bay. Learn to sail or just take a fun ride.

Contact: Mac, 961-9000, mac@flex.com

Health

TODAY, Feb. 18

DEMENTIA SERIES

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

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Alzheimer’s Association presents “Communication and Behaviors in Dementia” (9 a.m.), “Savages” (11 a.m.) and “Living With Forgetfulness — Part Three” (1 p.m.). Limited seating. Call or email for reservations.

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

BIG ISLAND OSTOMY GROUP

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

When: 11:30 a.m. today

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

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

MONDAY, Feb. 20

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS 12-STEP MEETINGS

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

When: Noon on Mondays

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

Contact: 345-2753, viviansuet@hotmail.com

ZUMBA WITH JOYI

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

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

Details: Classes are free. Register today.

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

TUESDAY, Feb. 21

BASIC STRETCH AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISE CLASS

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

When: 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Details: Basic stretches and muscular endurance exercises that will help improve your flexibility and strength. Designed for all ages; geared toward those needing to maintain or increase mobility, and those wanting a gentle stretch. Free.

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

EVENING TESTING FOR HIV AND HEPATITIS C

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

When: 4 p.m. Tuesdays

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

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

THERAPEUTIC BASIC FLOW (YOGA) CLASSES

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

When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Details: Classes are free. Register today.

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

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS 12-STEP MEETINGS

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

When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays

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

Contact: OA contact, 345-2753

THURSDAY, Feb. 23

SUNRISE YOGA

Where: No Place Like Om Yoga Studio, 65-1237 Kawaihae Road, Waimea

When: 6:15 a.m. Thursdays

Details: A gentle flow class for any level student. Every Thursday.

Contact: No Place Like Om, 640-7204, info@omhawaii.com

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS 12-STEP MEETINGS

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

When: 5 p.m. Thursdays

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

Contact: OA contact, 345-2753

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS

Where: Center for Spiritual Living, Hawaiian Paradise Park

When: 6:30 p.m. Thursdays

Details: A new group for people who have a desire to stop gambling. Every Thursday.

Contact: Lucinda, 509-930-6329, 1lukiluci@gmail.com

FRIDAY, Feb. 25

HILO PARKINSON SUPPORT GROUP

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

When: 2 p.m. Friday

Details: Shakti Hoku Douglas will teach the ABC’s to Tapping or Emotional Freedom Techniques. Interactive class where you will learn a tool you will have for life to help you relax and handle the stress.

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

NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP

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

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Details: Monthly support group that helps people gain understanding and empathy for loved ones living with and recovering from mental illness. Join us to learn more, connect with others and feel empowered.

Contact: Carolyn Oki, 923-3518, carold2654@hawaiiantel.net

SQUARE DANCING FOR HEALTH AND FITNESS

Where: Clem Akina Park, 159 Wainaku St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Fridays

Details: Meet new people for fun, fellowship and friendship put to music. Led by Bill Yoeman, ACA certified square dance caller and instructor.

Contact: Bill Yoeman, 968-6091

COMING

HHSC EAST HAWAII REGIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS ANNUAL MEETING

Where: Ka‘u Hospital, 1 Kamani St., Pahala

When: 1:30 p.m. Feb. 25

Details: All residents invited and encouraged to attend. An overview of the operations and financial condition of all facilities as well as a view toward the future will be presented. Ample time will be available for community members to share their perspectives and concerns regarding access to health care services.

Contact: Terry Larson, 932-3103, tlarson@hhsc.org

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP

Where: Hilo Medical Center, Conference Room A, 1190 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 4 p.m. March 14

Details: Join stroke survivors, family, friends and caregivers for this monthly meeting.

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

NAMI FAMILY-TO-FAMILY EDUCATION COURSE

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

When: Begins 9 a.m. April 1 (six-week series)

Details: Specifically for families of people diagnosed with serious mental illness. Course covers information about schizophrenia, the mood disorders, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and borderline personality disorder; coping skills; basic information about medications; listening and communication techniques; problem-solving skills; recovery and rehabilitation; and self-care around worry and stress. Free. For more information or to register, call the contact people below.

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

Just for Keiki

TODAY

GIFTED AND TALENTED NOMINATIONS

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

When: 3 p.m. March 31 (nomination deadline)

Details: Nominations sought for WES English language arts and math students who will be in grades 3-5 next school year. Pick up forms at the school office.

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

TUESDAY, Feb. 21

1,000 DOMINO CHALLENGE

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

When: 2:30 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Children are invited to line up 1,000 dominoes in any direction and see what path they take when knocked down. Dominoes are provided by the library.

Contact: Marsha Pauline, 933-8890, dkhuru@yahoo.com

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22

EARLY ENROLLMENT BEGINS

Where: Malamalama Waldorf School, 15-1834 Makuu Drive, Keaau

When: Through March 17

Details: For the 2017-18 school year. After March 17, tuition rates increase. First come, first served. Preschool and kindergarten spots fill up fast. Applications and enrollment packets can be picked up in the office or downloaded from the school website beginning Wednesday.

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

COMING

SUPER ENRICHMENT SATURDAY

Where: Richardson Ocean Park, 2279 Kalanianaole Ave., Hilo

When: 8:30 a.m. March 4

Details: Join Na Pua No‘eau and Ka Pa‘alana as they partner together to bring a fun, exciting, culturally appropriate, hands-on interactive event to keiki up to 8 years old and their parents/guardians/ohana. The theme is “Ku‘u Kino,” which means there will be a focus on how to keep our bodies healthy. Pre-registration required by Feb. 24. Limited space. Free. Snack provided.

Contact: Loke Evans-Bautista, 934-8711, cevans-bautista@pidfoundation.org

SKEA SPRING ART CAMP

Where: Society for Kona’s Education & Art, 84-5191 Mamalahoa Highway, Honaunua

When: 8:30 a.m. March 20-24

Details: Students ages 6-11 create through dance, drama, clay, painting, drawing and mixed-media projects, outdoor games and performance. Camp theme is “Love.” Cost is $145 for the week. Early bird discount ($10 off if registering by March 13) and scholarships available. Visit www.skea.org for more information or to register.

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

Pau Hana

TODAY, Feb. 11

MONGOLIAN BBQ AT KMC

Where: Kilauea Military Camp, Crater Rim Cafe, 99-252 Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 5 p.m. today

Details: Make it the way you want it. Cost is 85 cents per once, which includes protein, veggies, rice and a beverage. Park fees apply.

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

SWINGING SATURDAY WITH LIVE MUSIC BY THE JAZZTONES

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

When: 7 p.m. today

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

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

SUNDAY, Feb. 19

COMMUNITY BREAKFAST

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

When: 9 a.m. Sunday

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

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

Outdoors

TODAY, Feb. 18

STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 8:45 a.m. today and Monday; March 3, 10, 18, 25 and 31

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

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

PELE AND HI‘IAKA

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

When: 9:30 a.m. today

Details: Discover two fascinating Hawaiian goddesses, sisters Pelehonuamea, “Pele,” and Hi‘iaka on an easy 1.7-mile walk on the main road in Kahuku. Experience the sisters as they come alive through the epic stories depicted in the natural landscape of Kahuku. Meet near the parking area with sturdy shoes, rain gear, sun protection, water and a snack.

Contact: Park information, 9856011, havo_interpretation@nps.gov

SUNDAY, Feb. 19

PEOPLE AND LAND OF KAHUKU

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

When: 9:30 a.m. Sunday and March 19

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

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

COMING

NICHOLE’S FIGHT AGAINST TIME 5K WALK/RUN

Where: Keaau Shipman Park

When: 8 a.m. Feb. 25

Details: Nichole Kaiwi (Perreira-Pagatpatan) died from a brain tumor on Jan. 25, 2016. This event is hosted in her memory. Day continues after the 5K walk/run with live entertainment from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. featuring Ben Kaili, Dru Kekaualua, Loeka Longakit, Braddah Waltah and Mark Yamanaka. There also will be craft vendors, games and bouncing castles for the keiki, and food will be available for purchase from Liko Lehua Catering.

Contact: Sharon Perreira, 756-7185, pulele14@aol.com

PALM TRAIL

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

When: 9:30 a.m. Feb. 26 and March 26

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

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

INVASIVE SPECIES REMOVAL AND NATIVE TREE AND SHRUB PLANTING

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

When: 8:30 a.m. March 4

Details: Join the East Hawaii Island Master Gardeners as they get ready to plant a native forest. Ice water, homemade lemonade and lunch provided. Will be pulling a lot of philodendron and making space for native plants.

Contact: Bill Miller, 981-5199, himga@hawaii.edu

BIRTH OF KAHUKU

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

When: 9:30 a.m. March 5

Details: Explore the rich geologic history of Kahuku on this free guided hike. Traverse the vast 1868 lava flow to see different volcano features and formations, and learn about the Hawaiian hot spot and the creation of Kahuku. Meet near the parking area with sturdy footwear, rain gear, water, sun protection and a snack.

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

PU‘U O LOKUANA

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

When: 9:30 a.m. March 11

Details: Enjoy a free short, moderately difficult 0.4-mile hike to the top of the grassy cinder cone Pu‘u o Lokuana. Learn about the formation and uses of this hill through time, with a breathtaking view of lower Ka‘u. Meet near the parking area with sturdy footwear, rain gear, water, sun protection and a snack.

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

OHIA LEHUA

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

When: 9:30 a.m. March 12

Details: Learn about the vital role of ohia lehua in native Hawaiian forests, the many forms of the ohia tree and the lehua flower on a free, easy 1-mile walk. Visitors will be able to identify the many differences of the most prominent native tree in Kahuku during this program. Meet near the parking area with sturdy shoes, rain gear, sun protection, water and a snack.

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

WILDERNESS HIKE TO NAPAU CRATER

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

When: 9 a.m. March 18

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

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

REALMS AND DIVISIONS OF KAHUKU

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

When: 9:30 a.m. March 18

Details: Experience the sense of place that evolves at the intersection of nature and culture on this moderately difficult 2-mile, two-hour guided hike on the Kahuku Unit’s newest trail, Pu‘u Kahuku. Meet near the parking area with sturdy shoes, rain gear, sun protection, water and a snack.

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

ST. MICHAEL’S GOLF TOURNAMENT

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

When: 7 a.m. March 25

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

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

MAUNA LOA SOUTHWEST RIFT ZONE

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

When: 9:30 a.m. March 25

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

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

Performances

TODAY, Feb. 18

JAZZ WITH BRIDGES FROM FRISCO

Where: Kukuau Studio, 43 Kukuau St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. today

Details: Contemporary multicultural jazz, combining classics from Coltrane to Shorter with Latin and African percussion, vocals and a fresh vibe. Cost is $10; all ages welcome.

Contact: Kukuau Studio, 464-3388, kukuaustudio@gmail.com

THE JEFF GAETH QUARTET

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

When: 6 p.m. today

Details: Enjoy live jazz with the Big Island’s leading jazz artist’s every third Saturday of each month. No cover.

Contact: Jeff Gaeth, 854-4328, jeffgaeth@jeffgaeth.com

AN EVENING WITH REBECCA FOLSOM

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

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: Don’t miss this intimate acoustic concert. Folsom’s music has been described as the soulfulness of Etta James, the abandon of Janis Joplin and a touch of folk songstress Joni Mitchell. Tickets are $25 or $20 for VAC members; available at VAC in Volcano, the VAC Gallery in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and online at www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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

“NERUDA”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

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

Details: Doors open half an hour before showing. An inspector hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party.

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

COUNTRY DANCE AT THE EAGLES

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

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: Enjoy country music performed by the island’s premier country band, Gone Country. Food plates and beverages available.

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

SUNDAY, Feb. 19

SOYA MIYAGI MEMORIAL CONCERT

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

When: 3 p.m. Sunday

Details: Soya died of cancer last September. Performers include Kaweo Kanoho, Herb Mahelona, Sayaka-san, Hui Okinawa Kobudo Taiko and Taishoji Taiko. Free. Donations accepted for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, where Soya was treated.

Contact: Christophe Clergeon, 238-4075, savethesmile16@gmail.com

MONDAY, Feb. 20

MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ JAM

Where: Kukuau Studio, 43 Kukuau St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Mondays

Details: An all-inclusive jam session with a rotating house band. Created to strengthen the Big Island jazz community through networking and jamming. Bring your favorite charts and the instrument of your choice or enjoy the vibrations of people improvising together in the jazz tradition. Free; all ages welcome.

Contact: Kukuau Studio, 464-3388, kukuaustudio@gmail.com

TUESDAY, Feb. 21

HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE BANDSTAND

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

When: 11 a.m. Tuesday

Details: Hawaii’s own Pau‘ole Feat, with hula maiden Noe Noe, presents an hour of Hawaiian entertainment. Free.

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

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES PERFORM

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

When: Noon on Tuesdays and Fridays

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

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

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22

DOBET GNAHORE

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

When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday

Details: This Grammy Award-winning Ivory Coast vocalist and dancer performs in seven languages, backed by a Pan-African band, featuring a diverse music composition that moves from delicate ballads to upbeat African grooves.

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

THURSDAY, Feb. 23

JAZZ NIGHT RETURNS

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 5:45 p.m. Thursday

Details: Second Jazz Night with Soul on a Roll. Purchase tickets early and come on time; seating is limited. Beer and wine will be available, along with special cafe menu items. Come for a fun night of food, drink, dancing and some soul on a roll. Featuring Randy Skaggs on saxophone, Walter Greenwood on organ, Brian Crist on bass and Michael Surprenant on drums.

Contact: Meadow Lambert, 934-7010, meadow.lambert@hilopalace.com

FRIDAY, Feb. 24

FOURTH FRIDAY POETRY SLAM

Where: Kukuau Studio, 43 Kukuau St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Friday

Details: A palpable evening of words flying through the air for all to see, hear, revel, feel, taste, smell and hold fast. The Big Island’s only monthly poetry slam. Sign-ups can be done on this event page on Facebook, through private messaging Kukuau Studio or the day of the slam. Donation of $5; all ages welcome. Theme for February: Éros WARNING! Some works may contain adult themes and language; people younger than 18 should be accompanied by their parents but we’ll leave that up to the individual family unit.

Contact: Kukuau Studio, 464-3388, kukuaustudio@gmail.com

ELEMENTS CONCERT 4: RED DANCE (EXIST)

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

When: 7 p.m. Friday and Feb. 25

Details: Don’t miss the concluding concert of this unique performance series offering an improvisation on voice, sound and dance with guest artists Rhiannon and Kekuhi Kealiikanakaole joining Shizuno Nasu. Cost is $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

Contact: Michael Marshall, 961-5711, admin@ehcc.org

JOSH BLUE COMEDY SHOW

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Details: “Last Comic Standing” Season 4 winner Josh Blue visits the Big Island for one night only. Blue centers much of his self-deprecating act around his disability. Possessed with an undeniable likability and comedic timing that belies his youthfulness, Blue continues to break down stereotypes of people with disabilities one laugh at a time. A portion of the proceeds from the show will benefit B.R.A.V.E. Hawaii. All ages welcome; rated PG-13.

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

COMING

SWING WITH JAZZ MELE

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

When: 6 p.m. Feb. 25

Details: Featuring vocalist Lou Ann Gurney performing classic jazz standards for swing dancing and lovers of vintage jazz. Alex Czerny on piano, Loren Antolik on guitar, Diana Webb on bass and Noa Eads on drums.

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

“JACKIE”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 25-28; 2:30 p.m. Feb. 26

Details: Doors open half an hour before showing. Rated R. Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, first lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children and define her husband’s historic legacy.

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

HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE BANDSTAND

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

When: 11 a.m. Feb. 28

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

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

FREE HULA PERFORMANCE

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 6:30 p.m. March 15

Details: Under the direction of kumu hula Ab Kawainohoikala‘i Valencia, Halau Hula Kalehuaki‘eki‘eika‘iu ma Kilauea follows a path of learning and protocol that instills the cultures and values of the past so the legacy of Hawaii continues onward.

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

HULA KAHIKO

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10:30 a.m. March 18

Details: Kumu hula Pele Kaio of Unukupukupu presents students of Unulau and Papa Hu‘elepo for this performance in a one-of-a-kind outdoor setting at the kahua hula (platform). Presented authentically in a natural setting, rain or shine, without electronic amplification. Audience members are encouraged to bring sun/rain gear and sitting mats. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

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

“ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND” BALLET

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

When: 4 p.m. May 27

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

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

All Kine Stuffs

TODAY, Feb. 18

NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR OUTSTANDING OLDER AMERICAN

Where: Hawaii County Office of Aging, 1055 Kinoole St., No. 101, Hilo

When: Nomination deadline is March 10

Details: May is Older Americans Month and Hawaii County will be celebrating older Americans of Hawaii Island during the annual Outstanding Older Americans Luncheon on May 5 in Waikoloa. Do you know an outstanding older American (60 or older)? Call to obtain nomination applications.

Contact: Christina Raine, 961-8600, Christina.raine@hawaiicounty.gov

63RD ANNUAL WAIAKEA LIONS CHUCKWAGON BREAKFAST

Where: Sangha Hall, 424 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 6:30 a.m. today

Details: Help the Lions celebrate 100 years of Lions clubs and support the Waiakea Lions to serve the community. Breakfast includes eggs, Spam, rice, fruit, pancakes, cold cereal and coffee or juice. Cost is $6; drive-thru available.

Contact: Chuck Bolden, 313-2245, cbolden133@gmail.com

CHILI COOK-OFF AND CLASSIC CAR SHOW

Where: Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home, Parking Lot, 1800 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. today

Details: Join the veterans home for this first-ever event. Have fun, participate in all the festivities and meet and greet the veterans.

Contact: Stacyn Lopez, 961-1523, stacyn.lopez@avalonhealthcare.com

PROJECT LINUS BLANKETEERS

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

When: 2 p.m. today

Details: Work on hand-made blankets for Big Island keiki in need. See our website for more information: https://plhi.shutterfly.com/.

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

SUNDAY, Feb. 19

ZEN BUDDHIST MEDITATION

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

When: 8 a.m. Sundays; 6:30 p.m. Mondays

Details: Join Taishoji members for zazen (sitting meditation) and kinhin (walking meditation). Access from Kilauea Avenue. Free.

Contact: The Rev. Shinsho Hata, 785-3072, shinsho.hata@gmail.com

FARMERS MARKET AT HAMAKUA HARVEST

Where: Intersection of Mamane Street and Highway 19, Honokaa

When: 9 a.m. Sundays

Details: Features local farmers, fresh produce, artisanal products and ono food. Weekly entertainment, workshops, informational booths and youth-focused activities. SNAP/EBT purchases welcomed.

Contact: Lori Beach, 896-2151, info@hamakuaharvest.org

FREE DOG TRAINING AND SOCIAL EVENT

Where: Lili‘uokalani Gardens, Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 2 p.m. Sundays

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

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

TUESDAY, Feb. 21

PUBLIC SCOPING MEETING

Where: Edith Kanakaole Hall, Room 122, UH-Hilo, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday

Details: The National Marine Fisheries Service, in coordination with the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council, intends to prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement to analyze the environmental impacts of the continued authorization and management of U.S. Pacific Island deep-set tuna longline fisheries under the Fishery Ecosystem Plan for Pelagic Fisheries of the Western Pacific and other applicable laws. Meeting is to gather public comment.

Contact: Ariel Jacobs, 725-5182, ariel.jacobs@noaa.gov

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22

WEAVE A TI LEAF LEI

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center lanai, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10 a.m. Wednesday

Details: Free workshop. Park rangers and staff from the Hawaii Pacific Parks Association will provide materials and lead instruction.

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

LOVE AND ROMANCE

Where: Kamehameha Market, 144 Kamehameha Ave. Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Wednesday

Details: Looking for your love? What is in store for you will be revealed with palm and psychic readings. Stop by and meet Christine John to learn more about your love life.

Contact: Christine John, 854-9169, frankstevens0567@gmail.com

THE BIRTH OF STARS AND PLANETS PRESENTED BY BO REIPURTH

Where: Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave.

When: 4:45 p.m. Wednesday

Details: Hear about the latest observations from the Mauna Kea observatories. Free and appropriate for all ages.

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

THURSDAY, Feb. 23

AAUW HILO GENERAL MEETING

Where: Hawaii Community College, Agriculture/Forestry Department, Room 3393-101, 1175 Manono St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Thursday

Details: After the branch meeting, guest speaker Phyllis Cullen, a physician and artist, will present “HERstory,” an art project honoring great women of the past century. Public welcome.

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

“VALENTINO’S GHOST: WHY WE HATE ARABS”

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

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Details: Presented by Global Hope and Jewish Voice for Peace, this film uses historic news clips and scenes from Hollywood movies to show the way mainstream media and Hollywood falsely stereotype Arabs, Palestinians and American wars in the Middle East.

Contact: Bunny Smith, 935-0622, golezardalu@yahoo.com

FRIDAY, Feb. 24

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

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Friday

Details: Ah Chong will share his expert lei-making skills with VAC visitors. As a member of Halau Na Kamalei, his unique experience marries the science of agriculture with Hawaiian lei and hula traditions. Free, but park fees apply.

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

STARGAZING LIVE AT ‘IMILOA

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

When: 7 p.m. Friday

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

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

COMING

CAT SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC

Where: Keaau

When: 8 a.m. Feb. 25

Details: Clinics are once a month. Be pet responsible and reduce animal overpopulation humanely. Volunteers welcome and donations needed. Call or email for more information or to make an appointment.

Contact: Vivian Toellner, 968-8279, paws@hphhawaii.org

HOW TO KEEP RAT-LUNG DISEASE CARRYING SLUGS OUT OF YOUR GARDEN

Where: Kinoole Farmers Market, 1900 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 8 a.m. Feb. 25

Details: Learn how you can keep these pests out with a simple 9-volt battery-powered mini-electric fence. Once you understand the concept, you can be creative and adapt it to your own garden. Materials can be bought at local stores.

Contact: Charlie Abel, 990-4468, charliesrawgym@gmail.com

PHILIPPINE CONSULATE MOBILE TEAM

Where: Aupuni Center Conference Room, 101 Pauahi St., Hilo

When: 8 a.m. Feb. 25-26

Details: Take advantage of the following consular services: passport renewal, notary services, authentication of documents, reports of birth and marriage, dual citizenship, administer the oath of allegiance for qualified dual citizenship applicants, answer questions and concerns on matters relative to consular services. For appointment and/or additional information, call the contact person listed below.

Contact: Tulpe Day, 961-8220

“YUM YUM BENTO YEAR ROUND”

Where: Basically Books, 160 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Feb. 25

Details: Filled with cute and whimsical ideas to brighten any lunchbox whatever the season. Packing tips, tutorials, side dish recipes and more are included. Author Crystal Watanabe will bring her ideas for portable and pretty meals packed with healthy and tasty treats.

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

MEET THE AUTHOR BOOK-SIGNING WITH DR. SUSAN GREGG

Where: Bell, Book & Candle, 344 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Feb. 25

Details: Gregg will be signing copies of her newest book, “The Grandmother Speaks.” Books also will be available for purchase during the event. In these 20 timeless stories, you’ll meet a loving, powerful wise woman who will touch you with her calm and compassion.

Contact: Sara Bresnahan, 491-8591, everydayalchemy1@gmail.com

”BANANA GIRL”

Where: Basically Books, 160 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 2:30 p.m. Feb. 25

Details: Jada Rufo’s detailed memoir takes readers on a journey throughout China, where she freely shares the frustration, joy and laughter experienced during her 14 years teaching there.

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

23RD ANNUAL DENNIS AGUIAR PORTUGUESE DAY IN THE PARK

Where: Gilbert Carvalho Park, 850 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Feb. 26

Details: Sponsored by the Hawaii Island Portuguese Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy Portuguese music, dance and card games. Visit the Portuguese language table. Search ship logs and manifests to discover family and friends. Portuguese children’s dances and marshal arts demonstration followed by a Portuguese historic costume fashion show. A performance by the Hawaii County Band and don’t miss the Portuguese bean soup and bread fresh from the park’s stone oven. Malasadas, pickled onions, sweet bread, sausage, T-shirts and totes for sale. Free. Everyone welcome.

Contact: Marlene Hapai, 966-9894, mhapai@aol.com

HEALING CIRCLE NEW MOON

Where: Makuu Drive, Hawaiian Paradise Park

When: 3 p.m. Feb 26

Details: Come for a talk about healing, guided meditation and a healing circle. Host has 20-plus years experience. About an hour. Donations welcome. Email for reservations and directions.

Contact: Steffi, alohas6@yahoo.com

IMILOA’S FREE 11TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Where: Imiloa Astronomy Center, 600 Imiloa Place, Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Feb. 26

Details: Fun family day filled with awesome shows in the full-dome planetarium, full access to the interactive exhibit hall, indoor and outdoor games and activities centered around the theme “Earth, Sea & Sky” and ono food for purchase from the KTA Food Tent, including hot dogs, chili dogs, teri-pork sandwiches, mushroom sandwiches and more.

Contact: Brea Aamoth, 932-8901, info@imiloahawaii.org

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. March 3

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

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

WAIMEA HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENT

Where: Waimea Recycling and Transfer Station, Highway 19, Waimea

When: 8:30 a.m. March 4

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

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

PAHOA HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENT

Where: Pahoa Recycling and Transfer Station, Apaa Street, Pahoa

When: 8:30 a.m. March 5

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

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

RYUKYUKOKU MATSURI DAIKO FUNDRAISER AND SHOW

Where: Hawi Jodo Mission Hall, 55-1104 Akoni Pule Highway, Hawi

When: 11 a.m. March 5

Details: Delicious Asian plate lunches, silent auction items, crafts, baked goods and plants will be on sale to benefit RMD’s 10th anniversary concert planned for 2018.

Contact: Kathy Matsuda, 895-2025, kathy@hialoha.net

THE UNFORSEEN CONSEQUENCES OF THE HAWAIIAN SANDALWOOD TRADE

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. March 7

Details: The ‘iliahi (sandalwood) trade in the early 19th century launched the Kingdom of Hawaii into the world market, to the resulting, well-known destruction of the sandalwood forests. Paul Field, park volunteer and retired professor of history at Windward Community College, discusses how the sandalwood trade impacted relations between commoners and chiefs, altered the concept of mana and led to the first official interference of the United States government in the affairs of the Hawaiian Kingdom.

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

WEAVE COCONUT FRONDS (ULANA NIU)

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Lanai, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10 a.m. March 8

Details: Learn how to weave coconut fronds into useful and beautiful items in a free workshop with expert Cathy Gouveia.

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

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. March 10

Details: Master lei maker Randy Lee uses a variety of natural materials to fashion gorgeous lei from the freshest fern, leaves and flowers that he personally gathers from the rain forests of Pana‘ewa. Enjoy the skill and wonderful stories this well-respected practitioner has to offer. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

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

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. March 17

Details: Kumu hula of Halau Ke Ola o Ka Lani Moses Kaho‘okele Crabbe shares his extensive knowledge to teach the basics of hula, language and chant. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

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

CAREGIVER RESPITE FUN DAY

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

When: 9 a.m. March 18

Details: Wound care and prevention by registered nurse Gloria Applegate is this month’s topic. Learn skills that can help with your family caregiving as well as caring for yourself. Talk story with other family caregivers. Learn healthful eating with Audrey Wilson. Receive back, shoulder, foot and hand massage, qigong, continental brunch. Registration is $10; scholarships available. Free adult care for your loved one while you are here. Please RSVP.

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

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

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. March 18

Details: Come and learn a hula, use various hula implements and try your hand at lei making. Experience the different aspects that play an integral role in the life of the hula dancer. This cultural demonstration is hands-on and family friendly. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

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

MAKE HU KUKUI

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Lanai, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10 a.m. March 22

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

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

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. March 24

Details: Tropical agriculture farmer Kaipo Ah Chong will share his expert lei-making skills with VAC visitors. As a member of Halau Na Kamalei, his unique experience marries the science of agriculture with Hawaiian lei and hula traditions. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

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

31ST ANNUAL MAGIC SPECTACULAR

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

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

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

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

AFTER DARK IN THE PARK WITH HAWAIIAN BATS

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. March 28

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

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

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. March 31

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

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

12th ANNUAL LAUPAHOEHOE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Where: Laupahoehoe Beach Park

When: 9 a.m. April 8

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

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

BIG ISLAND CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL

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

When: 9 a.m. April 28-29

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

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

KA‘U COFFEE FESTIVAL

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

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

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

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

HILO HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1965

Where: Las Vegas

When: Sept. 11-14

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

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

47TH ANNUAL KONA COFFEE CULTURAL FESTIVAL

Where: Kailua-Kona

When: Various times Nov. 3-12

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

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

ONGOING

PUNA 4-H CLUB RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS

Where: Pahoa, Keaau and Kalapana areas

When: Until clubs are full

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

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

FREE HELPING HAND FOR SENIORS

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

When: 9 a.m.

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

Contact: Tom, 990-5045

AL-ANON EAST HAWAII

Where: Various locations

When: Various times

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

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

LIBRARY BENEFIT BOOKSTORE

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

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

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

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

HILO VETERANS CENTER

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

When: 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays

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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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