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Community Calendar for June 14

BLUE ZONES PROJECT — COOKING DEMONSTRATION

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BLUE ZONES PROJECT — COOKING DEMONSTRATION

Where: Pahala Park and Community Center, 96-1149 Kamana St., Pahala

When: 9:30 a.m. today

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

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

PUNA SWCD MONTHLY MEETING

Where: W.H. Shipman Office, Keaau

When: 9:30 a.m. today

Details: Public invited to attend Soil and Water Conservation District meeting.

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

WRITER’S GUILD: A FREE GROUP TO SUPPORT WRITERS

Where: Thelma Parker Public Library, 67-1209 Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea

When: 10 a.m. beginning today

Details: This nonprofit group supporting writers on the Big Island will meet weekly through June and July. Drop in with your ideas or pieces on which you are currently working. Group topics vary according to pieces being discussed.

Contact: Susan Collins, 887-6076, susan.collins@librarieshawaii.org

SLOT CAR RACING WITH UNCLE MARTY

Where: Mountain View Public and School Library, 18-1235 Volcano Highway, Mountain View

When: 10 a.m. today and July 12

Details: Back by popular demand, Uncle Marty will teach you how to drive a slot car around a real slot car track. Fun for children of all ages. Free and open to the public.

Contact: Carleen Corpuz, 968-2322, carleen.corpuz@librarieshawaii.org

FREE COMMUNITY PRESENTATION ON HEALTH CHOICES

Where: 1011 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Thursday

Details: Kupu Care, a community-based palliative care program offered exclusively in East Hawaii by Hospice of Hilo, presents “I Don’t Want to be a Burden to My Loved Ones.” Learn practical concepts of adapting and understanding what it could look like to live with a chronic or serious illness. Free.

Contact: Lani Weigert, 934-2913, laniw@kupucare.org

80TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HONOKAA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Where: Honokaa Public Library, 45-3380 Mamane St., Building No. 3, Honokaa

When: 4 p.m. Thursday

Details: An evening of library recollections and music by John Keawe. Refreshments will be provided. Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Contact: Laura Eiford, 775-8881, honokaalibrary@gmail.com

MAUNAKEA SCHOLARS SHARE TELESCOPE OBSERVATION EXPERIENCE

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

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Details: The evening presentation will include two Maunakea Scholars from Honokaa High School, Hokulani Sanchez and Keilani Steele. These accomplished students used their telescope time on the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope to observe dark nebulae and study the connection to star formations in our galaxy. CFHT Director Doug Simons and outreach manager Mary Beth Laychak will round out the presentation. Free and open to the public.

Contact: Office of Maunakea Management, 933-0734, omkm@hawaii.edu

WAIAKEA SWCD MONTHLY MEETING

Where: Hilo Federal Building, Conference Room 302

When: 9:30 a.m. Friday

Details: Public invited to attend Soil and Water Conservation District meeting.

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

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

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Friday and June 30

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

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

SONG, DANCE AND COMMUNITY WITH LOVE ETERNAL

Where: Kukuau Studio, 43-D Kukuau St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Friday

Details: A night of song, dance and community with Love Eternal and friends. Drew Daniels will start the night off with his message, heartfelt vocals and songwriting, followed by an energetic, danceable set from Love Eternal, a collective of musicians dedicated to music as ministry and activism.

Contact: Bub Pratt, 464-3388, kukuaustudio@gmail.com

MAUNAKEA SKIES TALK

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

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Details: Dr. Michitoshi Yoshida, director of Subaru Telescope, will present “The Search for the Origin of Gold.”

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

“FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS”

Where: Kamehameha Schools, East Hawaii Lunalilo Center, 16-716 Volcano Road, Keaau

When: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday

Details: Shalom Players presents this original musical that brings the Book of Esther to life with acting, singing and dancing accompanied by a live orchestra. Tickets are $15; available at Basically Books, Simply Said-The Wedding Store, Keaau Natural Foods and online at estherplay.brownpapertickets.com. Any remaining available tickets will be sold at the door.

Contact: Susie Chun, 640-0231, estherplay2017@gmail.com

NEW FARMER EXPO

Where: Gates Performing Arts Center, Hawaii Preparatory Academy, 65-1692 Kohala Mountain Road, Waimea

When: 8:30 a.m. Saturday

Details: Participants will get an understanding of the challenges and opportunities associated with operating a successful farming enterprise on Hawaii Island. Morning sessions offer panel discussions, Q&A with experienced farmers and brief talks by island organizations about land acquisition, financing, training programs, crop choice, production methods, business planning, risk management, value-added products, branding and marketing. Afternoon sessions include films, information booths, one-on-one sessions and workshops. Open to the public. Admission is $25 and includes access to all events, a light breakfast, coffee service and lunch. For more information or to register, visit farmerexpo.eventbrite.com or call the Kohala Center at 887-6411.

Contact: Amanda Driewer, 210-315-7414, adriewer@agrilogic.com

FAMILY CAREGIVER RELAX DAY

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

When: 9 a.m. Saturday

Details: Let us take care of you while you get to know people on the same caregiving path. Talk story, share experiences and solutions. Learn tools that might help with your family caregiving. This month’s program features healthy food tips, qigong with faith, massages and therapeutic touch. Registration $10, with scholarships available. Bring your loved one for free. RSVP.

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

HAWAIIAN TRADITIONAL LA‘AU LAPA‘AU WORKSHOP

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

When: 9 a.m. Saturday

Details: Free Hawaiian traditional health workshop presented by Po‘okela Ikaika Dombrigues, who will demonstrate ho‘oponopono, la‘au lapa‘au, la‘au kahea and lomilomi ha ha. Light refreshments provided. Bring your own lunch.

Contact: Sweetie, 969-9220, sweetie@hmono.org

ZENTANGLE INSPIRED ART: LAVA LANDSCAPES

Where: Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus

When: 10 a.m. Saturday

Details: Through the use of repetitive patterns and simple shapes, the class will use the Zentangle method to create stylized depictions of lava flows and eruptive events of our ‘aina. Guided by certified Zentangle teacher Dina Wood Kageler, the group will further enhance their work with water brush pens for shading and color. Cost is $35 or $30 VAC members plus a $10 supply fee. To register, call 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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

DR. JEFF’S BLUES BUFFET

Where: Kukuau Studio, 43-D Kukuau St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Saturday

Details: Featuring Dr. Jeff on guitars, Jim Marshall on keyboards, Larry Duoos on drums and John Hersey on bass. Local, organic buffet brought to you by chef Dan Foster. All ages, $20.

Contact: Bub Pratt, 464-3388, kukuaustudio@gmail.com

PAPAIKOU HONGWANJI HATSUBON SERVICE AND BON DANCE

Where: Papaikou Hongwanji, makai of Highway 19, 27-376 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Papaikou

When: 6 p.m. Saturday

Details: Papaikou Hongwanji will observe its annual OBon and Hatsubon Memorial Service at 6 p.m. The bon dance follows at 7 p.m. There will be a concession booth with lots of ono food, including hekka bowl, nishime bowl, miso soup, andagi and cold drinks. Public is welcome to attend.

Contact: May Navarro, 936-6283, grelama1@msn.com

PEOPLE AND LAND OF KAHUKU

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

When: 9:30 a.m. Sunday

Details: Loop through varied landscapes to explore the human history of Kahuku on this moderate, 2-mile walk. Emerging native forests, pastures, lava fields and other sites hold clues about the ways people lived and worked on the vast Kahuku lands for generations. Learn about the powerful natural forces at work here and how people adapted to, shaped and restored this land. Meet near the parking area with sturdy shoes, rain gear, water, sun protection and a snack.

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

MOUNTAIN VIEW PUBLIC LIBRARY 40TH ANNIVERSARY

Where: Mountain View Public and School Library, 1235 Volcano Highway, Mountain View

When: 3 p.m. Monday

Details: Silent auction, sign-up for the Summer Reading Program and also learn about other wonderful library services and downloadable apps. Entertainment will be provided by Nanea, Puna Hongwanji Taiko, Visayan Club and Halau o Mailelaulani. Light refreshments and free drawings. Open and free to the public.

Contact: Carleen Corpuz, 968-2322, cargold@hotmail.com

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS PART 2

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

When: 4:30 p.m. Monday through June 22

Details: Cost is $75. Learn how to harness the power of Photoshop Elements by focusing on useful tools and applications including content aware (i.e. erasing people), masking (i.e. cutting and pasting people into different places), combining multiple pictures for the perfect group shots and liquefying images (i.e. slimming down people in photos). Required: Basic computer skills, basic Photoshop Elements experience and a 4GB or larger USB drive.

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

WINDOWS 10-DEMYSTIFIED

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

When: 4:30 p.m. beginning Monday

Details: Section 1 runs June 19, 21 and 23; section 2 runs July 31 and Aug. 2 and 4. Cost is $70. Learn everything Windows 10 has to offer for everyday use. Learn how get the most out of new features, how to personalize your Windows experience, work and play across all your devices and get more done faster with new productivity capabilities. Required: Ability to operate a computer, basic Microsoft Office experience and a 4GB or larger USB drive.

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

HAWAII PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION: “ISOLATION”

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

When: 10 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday through July 1

Details: This rich and varied exhibition explores different notions of isolation from the perspectives of 26 contemporary photographers. Free to the public.

Contact: Andrzej Kramarz, 747-9510, Akramarz@ehcc.org

HILO HONGWANJI O-BON DANCE PRACTICE

Where: Sangha Hall, 398 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday and June 27 and July 11

Details: All are welcome to come and (re)learn cultural dance movements.

Contact: BJ Soriano, 961-6677, bjsoriano@hilobetsuin.org

COMING

THERAPEUTIC YOGA

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

When: 5:15 p.m. Wednesdays, June 21-Aug. 16

Details: Cost is $75. Therapeutic yoga involves gentle, intelligent sequencing of movements to help your body find its most comfortable natural state. Required: Yoga mat and water. Recommended: Wear comfortable clothing that allows for a full range of movement.

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

MERGING NEUROSCIENCE AND ANCIENT TRIBAL WISDOM: THE ALCHEMY OF REACHING HIGHER LIFE GOALS

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 1:30 p.m. June 22

Details: This program is for seekers on their highest path. Join us for the special visit of national speaker and author Nancy Rosenfeld Daly and navigate an ancient sand drawing, stepping beyond barriers of the mind to allow fulfillment of “someday” dreams. By the program’s end, you’ll receive a copy of the wisdom map, identify where you are on the path and illuminate new insights for steps to the vision of where you want to be. Cost is $25 in advance, online or at Yoga Centered; $30 at the door. Bring pen, notepad and your open heart and mind for what can be.

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

SLACK KEY STYLE FOR BARITONE UKULELE

Where: Heritage Christian Fellowship, 165 E. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. beginning June 22

Details: Dave Heaukulani begins a new session. Past bari uke students welcome. Learning “Maori Brown Eyes” in DGBD tuning to start this session. If unfamiliar with this genre, purchase “Ukulele Slack Key: Hawaiian Slack Key Styling” from Amazon. Meets every other Thursday. Free.

Contact: David Heaukulani, 494-8400, daveheaukulani@yahoo.com

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

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. June 23

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

NATURAL HAZARD PREPAREDNESS WORKSHOP

Where: E.B. de Silva Elementary School cafeteria, 278 Ainako Ave., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. June 23

Details: Free. Learn how to prepare your family and home for the hurricane season. Emergency supplies, evacuation planning, insurance and home retrofits will be discussed. Light refreshments; RSVP requested.

Contact: Rep. Mark M. Nakashima or Lori Hasegawa, 586-6680 or 974-4000, ext. 6-6680, repnakashima@capitol.hawaii.gov

4TH FRIDAY POETRY SLAM

Where: Kukuau Studio, 43-D Kukuau St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. June 23

Details: Kukuau Studio is hosting the Big Island’s only monthly Poetry Slam. Enjoy emotive readings of original works by a wide stylistic range of poets from around the world. Sign-ups through private messaging Kukuau Studio or the day of. Doors open at 6 p.m. Slam starts at 7 p.m. All ages welcome, $5. Some works might contain adult themes and language; those 17 and younger should be accompanied by a parent.

Contact: Bub Pratt, 464-3388, kukuaustudio@gmail.com

LED ZEPPELIN PLANETARIUM ROCK SHOW

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

When: 7 p.m. June 23

Details: From surrealistic environments to mood-provoking abstract art, this show puts a modern and nostalgic spin on one of the best bands ever played in planetarium shows. This show brings the music to life in a full-dome environment.

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

REIKI CERTIFICATION

Where: Halai Healing Place

When: 8 a.m. June 24-25

Details: Two-day class. 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. Level I certification. Preregistration required. Cost is $350 plus tax. Limited space available.

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

INTRODUCTION TO SEED SAVING FOR THE HOME GARDENER

Where: UH-Hilo, PB-7 Meeting Room, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. June 24

Details: Cost is $45. Home gardeners will receive the knowledge and skills to save and store high-quality, locally adapted seeds to use in their own garden or share in their community. Materials will be provided, however students are encouraged to bring any seeds they want to share in a seed exchange at the end of the class, as well as an airtight container (quart size Tupperware or mason jar) to use in creating a seed bank.

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

NATURAL HAZARD PREPAREDNESS WORKSHOP

Where: Honokaa Intermediate and High School Cafeteria

When: 9 a.m. June 24

Details: Free. Learn how to prepare your family and home for the hurricane season. Emergency supplies, evacuation planning, insurance and home retrofits will be discussed. Light refreshments; RSVP requested.

Contact: Rep. Mark M. Nakashima or Lori Hasegawa, 586-6680 or 974-4000, ext. 6-6680, repnakashima@capitol.hawaii.gov

56TH ANNIVERSARY AND ANNUAL CULTURAL FESTIVAL

Where: Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park

When: 9 a.m. June 24-25

Details: Join in the celebration of Ka La Hiki Ola — An Extension of Life — as we perpetuate our living culture and storied history. Saturday opens with games, arts and canoe rides. On Sunday there will be games, arts, hukilau and Hawaiian food tasting. This festival provides a time and place where cultural demonstrators and artisans can practice their craft and engage a new generation of practitioners. Free to the public; park entrance fees are waived. For more information call or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/puho.

Contact: Kawailehua Domingo, 328-2326, ext. 1702; kawailehua_domingo@nps.gov

BLUE ZONES PROJECT — FARM TO TABLE EXPERIENCE

Where: Kalalau Ranch, 291 Wainaku St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. June 24

Details: Opportunity for all ages to learn how to harvest, clean and prepare delicious plant-based recipes that are Blue Zones Project approved. Kalalau Ranch will educate participants on sustainable farming practices and how you can start your very own garden and keep it organic. A few lucky guests might even go home with their own starter plants. Plus, meet people from your community and join a walking or potluck group to win awesome prizes. Free. RSVP at http://info.bluezonesproject.com/eh/farmtotable

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

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

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

When: 9:30 a.m. June 24

Details: Take a moderate, 2-mile guided hike on Palm Trail to be inspired by a pace, where hulihia (catastrophic change) and kulia (restoration) can be observed as the land transitions from the 1868 lava flow and its pioneer plants to deeper soil with more diverse and older flora. Learn about native plants and their significance in Hawaiian culture. Meet near the parking area with sturdy shoes, water, rain gear, sun protection and a snack.

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

INSPIRED FIGURE DRAWING WORKSHOP

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

When: 10 a.m. June 24

Details: Learn the tricks that can pull you out of any drawing funk. A variety of drawing techniques will be covered, and learn how different music influences your drawings and how stance and movement also can play a role. Cost is $65 or $60 for VAC members plus a $10 model fee. Students are asked to bring a pen, notebook, drawing materials such as charcoal, pencil and erasers and a large pad of paper at least 11-by-14 inches. To register, call or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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

YOGA NIDRA

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 5:45 p.m. June 24

Details: Last Saturday of every month. Cost is $20. Yoga Nidra, as a science, has been extensively studied and successfully used to help people overcome addiction, create physical relaxation, reduce stress and increase the body’s capacity to heal.

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

OBON SERVICE AND OBON DANCE

Where: Honomu Hongwanji Mission, 28-1658 Government Main Road, Honomu

When: 6 p.m. June 24

Details: Obon service to be followed by dance. Concession booth will be by the Kupuna Pride Senior Citizen Softball Team.

Contact: Bob Mento, 964-5359 or 987-0218; malie53@hawaii.rr.com

PALM TRAIL

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

When: 9:30 a.m. June 25

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

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

SECOND ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA

Where: Mo‘oheau Park bandstand, Hilo

When: 10 a.m. June 25

Details: Everyone in the community is invited to celebrate the International Day of Yoga with free yoga classes, keiki instruction, prize giveaways and vendors. Wheelchair accessible. No experience needed.

Contact: Shannon Matson, 937-3037, hotyogahilo@gmail.com

YOGURT AND DAIRY KEFIR CLASS

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

When: 2 p.m. June 25

Details: Learn how to make your own live-cultured yogurt & dairy kefir. These fermented foods are a living source of probiotic nutrition. All supplies provided. No cooking skills necessary, just an interest in good food. Each student will receive a culture starter to make these products at home. Visit HeartBeetFoods.com for more info. Must RSVP, $35 paid at class.

Contact: Jasmine Silverstein, 443-1863, jasmine@heartbeetfoods.com

BEGINNING JAPANESE LANGUAGE FOR CHILDREN

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

When: 3:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, June 26-July 26

Details: Cost is $100. Students will learn basic Japanese language skills. Basic conversation practice is included, as well as reading and writing. Children ages 12 and older. Adults welcome, too. Required: Book, “Genki 1: An integrated Course in Elementary Japanese, 2nd Edition.”

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

QUICKBOOKS ONLINE PART 1

Where: UH-Hilo, UCB 105 (PC Lab), 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 4:30 p.m. June 26-30

Details: Cost is $190. Learn the basics of accounting and how QuickBooks Online is a great accounting tool for small businesses. Tuition includes textbook. Required: Ability to operate a computer is required.

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

JAPANESE READING AND WRITING: ADVANCED

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

When: 5 p.m. Mondays, June 26-Aug. 14

Details: Cost is $110. Focuses on Japanese reading, writing and speech. Students will be challenged to expand their practical knowledge of the origin and history of Japanese vocabulary and Kanji.

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

JAPANESE CONVERSATION, BEGINNERS LEVEL 2

Where: UH-Hilo, K106, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays, June 27-Aug. 15

Details: Cost is $80. Focuses on practical Japanese language skills and important cultural issues for effective communication. Reading and writing also covered. Homework is assigned during each class to maximize learning and progress. Prerequisite: Students must be familiar with hiragana and a few basic greetings. Required textbook: “Nakama 1a” or “Nakama 1, 2nd edition.”

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

“STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD” WITH DAVE DEL ROCCO

Where: Mountain View Public and School Library, 18-1235 Volcano Highway, Mountain View

When: 10 a.m. June 28

Details: Storyteller Del Rocco will share folktales from around the globe. These tales, appropriate for all ages but especially for children 5-12, are mostly funny and explain how different cultures view aspects of their world. Free and open to the public.

Contact: Carleen Corpuz, 968-2322, carleen.corpuz@librarieshawaii.org

ASTROBASH!

Where: Thelma Parker Public Library, 67-1209 Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea

When: 4:30 p.m. June 28

Details: Hands-on science experiments, talks with astronomers, a star observatory, face-painting, information from Big Island observatories, food and more. Fun for the whole family.

Contact: Susan Collins, 887-6076, susan.collins@librarieshawaii.org

JAPANESE CONVERSATION, BEGINNERS LEVEL 3

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

When: 5 p.m. Wednesdays, June 28-Aug. 16

Details: Cost is $100 for new students, $90 for continuing students. For students who know Hiragana, Katakana and beginner’s level conversation including introductions and explaining simple daily activities. Focus on increasing vocabulary, understanding sentence structure and advancing conversation skills. Students also will learn basic Kanji. Required textbook: “Nakama 1b” or “Nakama 1, 2nd edition.” New students will be provided with an additional textbook, “Kokugo 1.”

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

“CORAL HEALTH THROUGHOUT THE HAWAIIAN ARCHIPELAGO”

Where: Hawaii County Aupuni Center Conference Room, 101 Pauahi St., Suite 1.

When: 5:30 p.m. June 30

Details: “Coral Health Throughout the Hawaiian Archipelago” is a presentation by John Burns, University of Hawaii researcher of coral disease, in order to promote healthy coral ecosystems. A short film, “Reefs at Risk” by Malina Fagan and Lynn Pelletier, about sunscreen chemicals’ adverse effect on coral reefs and marine life, will be shown. Sponsored by Sierra Club and County Council member Eileen Ohara.

Contact: Mary M. Porter, 982-9100, islandeyesvideo@yahoo.com

WAIAKEA HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1992 REUNION

Where: Various locations in Hilo

When: Various times June 30-July 2

Details: 6 p.m. June 30, Karma; 6 p.m. July 1, ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center; noon July 2, Coconut Island.

Contact: Chantee Shiroma, 345-2310, chanteeshiroma@gmail.com

STARGAZING LIVE

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

When: 7:30 p.m. June 30

Details: View star clusters, nebulae and galaxies live from the imaging telescopes at the Mauna Kea Visitor Center, all from the comfort of the ‘Imiloa planetarium. Join us on a journey to explore the stars and celestial objects from the 9,000-foot level in real time.

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

Outdoors

VEGAN SEED CHEESE AND POI-MAKING CLASS

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

When: 2 p.m. July 2

Details: Learn how to make your own vegan seed cheeses and fresh poi. These fermented foods are a living source of probiotic nutrition. All supplies provided. No cooking skills necessary, just an interest in good food. Each student will receive a culture starter to make the products at home. Visit HeartBeetFoods.com for more info. Must RSVP. Fee of $35 paid at class.

Contact: Jasmine Silverstein, 443-1863, jasmine@heartbeetfoods.com

QUICKBOOKS ONLINE PART 2

Where: UH-Hilo, UCB 105 (PC Lab), 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 4:30 p.m. July 3-7 (no class July 4)

Details: Cost is $190. Course covers more basic accounting practices and operations. Master the regular cycle of QuickBooks from entering transactions, memorizing and creating rules, reconciling bank statements and producing reports. Tuition includes textbook. Required: Ability to operate a computer is required.

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

BON DANCE PRACTICE

Where: Hilo Meishoin Mission, 97 Olona St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. July 3 and 5

Details: Bring a towel (tenugui) and fan (uchiwa). Free and open to the public.

Contact: Hilo Meishoin Mission Office, 935-6996, tsukikageodorikai@gmail.com

EXPLORING RUSSIAN CULTURE

Where: UH-Hilo, Edith Kanaka‘ole Hall 112 (K112), 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Wednesdays, July 5-26

Details: Cost is $45. Get an overview of Russian culture from a native of Russia. History, politics, food, drinks, literature, ballet, family traditions and superstitions.

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

CREATING A SERIES: SITCOM 101

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

When: 5 p.m. Thursdays, July 6-Aug. 10

Details: Cost is $75. Bring your own unique skills and talents to contribute in creating an episode for the sitcom series that will be created as a group in the class.

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

WRITING FROM THE HEART

Where: UH-Hilo, UCB 104, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Thursdays, July 6-20

Details: Cost is $55. Course explores the kind of writing that changes people, oneself included. Includes short writing exercises and tips and tricks, including creating a safe space for writing, overcoming barriers to writing, taking chances with emotion and humor, techniques to inspire and persuade. Required: Bring a notebook and pen.

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

“ARTISTS WITHOUT BORDERS, A TRADIGITAL EXHIBIT”

Where: Wailoa Center, 200 Piopio St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. July 7 (opening reception)

Details: An exhibit of Big Island artists who blend traditional and digital methods and materials in the creation of their artwork. Exhibit runs 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday through July 27.

Contact: David Hubbard, 238-2028, happykolohe@yahoo.com

THE SCIENCE OF AGING

Where: UH-Hilo, K112, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Fridays, July 7-28

Details: Cost is $45. A look at the biology behind the process of aging. Topics covered include how the systems in the body change with age, life expectancies throughout the world, complications because of disease and progress in research regarding aging. There will also be some discussion regarding various “anti-aging” approaches.

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

EXPLORING KOREAN COOKING: SUMMER FOODS

Where: TBD

When: 9 a.m. July 8-9

Details: Cost is $95. Learn to prepare a traditional Korean summer meal in this hands-on folk cooking class. Dishes will vary based on seasonal availability of ingredients at local markets.

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

SUMMER CAMP: TECHNOLOGIES OF TOMORROW

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

When: 7:30 a.m. July 10-14

Details: Join us for fun and education consisting of engaging activities about astronomy, natural environment, marine science, technology and aviation. Open to students who completed first-sixth grades. Cost is $225 for ‘Imiloa members, $250 for general public. To register, complete the camp registration form and return to ‘Imiloa’s front desk along with payment. ‘Imiloa is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

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

BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS TRAINING FOR THE PC PART 1

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

When: 4:30 p.m. July 10, 12, 14 and 17

Details: Cost is $75. For new users. Class targets all the basic essentials one needs to navigate and use features on a PC computer. Required: Ability to operate computer.

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

QUICKBOOKS ONLINE PART 3

Where: UH-Hilo, UCB 105 (PC Lab), 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 4:30 p.m. July 10-14

Details: Cost is $190. Learn how to set up QuickBooks account, clean up a QuickBooks account, close the year-end books, troubleshoot QuickBooks issues, make journal entries, customize financial reports and much more. Tuition includes textbook. Required: Ability to operate a computer is required.

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

GUITAR FUNDAMENTALS LEVEL 1

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

When: 5 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, July 10-28

Details: Cost is $80. Suitable for absolute beginners. Learn the parts of the instrument, holding techniques, each string and how they work individually, as well as with one another.

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

UNDERSTANDING OBESITY

Where: UH-Hilo, K112, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Mondays, July 10-31

Details: Cost is $45. Break down the complex science behind obesity and understand the physiology, causes, consequences and current treatments available. Participants will gain a better understanding of obesity and the many factors that relate to it, including hormones, body types, diabetes, genetics and more.

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

PRACTICAL STEPS TO A BETTER LIFE

Where: UH-Hilo, K112, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Tuesdays, July 11-Aug. 1

Details: Cost is $65. Start making changes in your life to better manage stress, improve your self-esteem and create balanceand equanimity. Plan and implement changes in your lifestyle by learning about health and well-being, examining current life practices, working on creating balance of physical, mental/emotional/spiritual and social well-being and creating and moving toward personal goals.

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

INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE NONFICTION

Where: UH-Hilo, UCB104, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. July 11 and 18

Details: Students will try several different techniques and styles in order to find the best way to tell their stories, to make them personal and to make them memorable. Required: Bring a notebook and pen.

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

CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH

Where: UH-Hilo, Wentworth 14, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays, July 19-Aug. 16

Details: Cost is $90. Participants will be introduced to the language through observation and actual practice. Learn how the French communicate and then replicate it through the use of proper words and grammar.

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

BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS TRAINING FOR THE PC PART 2

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

When: 4:30 p.m. July 19, 21, 24 and 26

Details: Cost is $75. This second section goes further and focuses on more specific features on your PC computer such as malware, protecting data, using Windows applications and customizing computer. Required: Ability to operate computer.

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

EXPLORING KOREAN CULTURE: PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO KOREA

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

When: 4:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 20-Aug. 3

Details: Cost is $55. Exploring one province at a time, students will be guided through researching a range of possible activities and sites that might not be on the typical traveler’s “to do” list.

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

ADVANCED MICROSOFT EXCEL — BEYOND THE BASICS

Where: UH-Hilo, UCB105 (PC Lab), 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 4:30 p.m. July 24, 26 and 28

Details: Cost is $85. Take your basic understanding of Excel and explore further into the functionality and advanced features of the software. Required: Ability to operate computer and basic Microsoft Excel experience.

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

FREE SUPER ENRICHMENT SATURDAY

Where: Hawaii Community College, Na Pua No‘eau office

When: 8:30 a.m. July 29

Details: Na Pua No‘eau and Ka Pa‘alana are partnering to bring the volcanoes alive. Keiki from birth through 8 years old and their parents are invited to register for the free event. Staff and community members will have hands-on, fun and exciting activities relating to volcanoes. Preregistration required by July 21. Snacks and water provided. Wear comfortable clothes.

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

MARCH FOR JESUS CHRIST

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

When: 11 a.m. July 29

Details: Praise and worship followed by a four-block sidewalk march in downtown Hilo. Groups will return to the park and finish the event with an additional praise and worship segment.

Contact: James G. Borden, 756-3890, jimborden123@yahoo.com

KEIKI SUMMER SCIENCE SERIES

Where: UH-Hilo, PB-7 Meeting Room, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. July 31-Aug. 4

Details: Cost is $115. Keiki will explore, experiment and experience the natural environment in fun ways. Students will learn basic science concepts that will reinforce classroom learning and inspire them for the upcoming school year. For children ages 8-10 years old. Required materials: Reusable water bottle, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, snack and clothes/shoes that can get a little dirty.

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

YOGA BEGINNER SERIES

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Aug. 10

Details: Learn foundational yoga poses, proper alignment, how to breathe and basic philosophy. This is a great way to learn the basics of yoga in an intimate and noncompetitive environment.

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

CITIZENSHIP DAY 2017

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

When: 1 p.m. Sept. 15

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

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

FIFTH ANNUAL HAWAII ISLAND ALL NATIONS POWWOW

Where: Keaukaha Hawaiian Village, Puhi Bay, Keaukaha

When: 10 a.m. Sept. 16

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

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

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

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