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Arts & Exhibits

MONDAY, July 10

“ARTISTS WITHOUT BORDERS, A TRADIGITAL EXHIBIT”

Where: Wailoa Center, 200 Piopio St., Hilo

When: 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday through July 27

Details: An exhibit of Big Island artists who blend traditional and digital methods and materials in the creation of their artwork.

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

TUESDAY, July 11

“THE BUDDHA’S WORDS IN THE LANDSCAPE OF INDIA”

Where: Sangha Hall, 424 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Tuesday (opening); 10 a.m. Wednesday through July 15 (exhibit hours)

Details: The compassionate teachings of the Buddha are as relevant today as they were 2,500 years ago in India, as explored in this photo exhibit. Photographs of sacred places in India and commentary by modern-day Buddhist scholars. Opening reception will include talk-story with two local Buddhist scholars who will offer their thoughts on how Buddha’s teachings are applicable to our modern daily lives. Exhibit is being hosted concurrently with Hilo Betsuin’s obon celebration. Hatsubon services are scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday and July 15 at Hilo Betsuin, 398 Kilauea Ave. Obon dancing follows on both nights at Sangha Hall after the service. Festival food and treats will be sold by the temple’s youth organizations. Obon service is at 9 a.m. July 16 at Hilo Betsuin. Public invited to all obon events.

Contact: Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, 961-6677, c.gervais@hilobetsuin.org

Classes

TODAY, July 8

CAREGIVER WORKSHOP

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

When: 8 a.m. today

Details: Get connected to other caregivers and learn about resources to help. Free. Several speakers and events planned. Hosted by AARP. Free.

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

YOGA WITH RONDA SMITH

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

When: 10 a.m. Saturdays

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

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

SUNDAY, July 9

SUNDAY CLAY — HIGH FIRE! POTTERY CLASSES

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

When: 11:30 a.m. or 2:45 p.m. Sundays

Details: Eight-week workshop. Cost for either session is $185; $166 for VAC members plus a $13 materials fee for 6 pounds of clay, including glazes and firing. Additional clay will be available for purchase. Get an introduction to working with and firing midrange stoneware. Eight registration slots open to “wheel throwers”; two additional places open to “hand builders.” Beginners as well as continuing students welcome. Call or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org to register.

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

RELEASING PAIN YOGA SERIES

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 1:30 p.m. Sunday

Details: Cost is $15. Explore techniques to foster greater breath and body awareness, build self-efficacy in regard to alleviating and managing pain and gentle yoga postures to increase comfortable range of movement. You will leave class feeling more at ease and in control of the quality of your life.

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

MONDAY, July 10

ZUMBA GOLD WITH TONING

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

When: 6:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays

Details: Low-impact workout, suitable for all levels. Get fit, get toned, get inspired.

Contact: Harriet Rocha, 959-6405, har_c1@yahoo.com

COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS 2 FOR SENIORS 50+

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

When: 9 a.m. Monday and Thursday

Details: Greg Navarro shows advanced students how to create folders on their desktop, personalize their computer, burn CDs or DVDs, save to a flash drive and more. Cost is $42 plus $44 SeniorNet annual membership fee.

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

SELF-DEFENSE FITNESS CLASS

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

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

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

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

ZUMBA GOLD CHAIR

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

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

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

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

FAMILY YOGA

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 3 p.m. Mondays

Details: Keiki are free; adults $5. This all-levels free-flow class includes postures for the whole family, including age- and intensity level-appropriate variations to accommodate all of the students in the class, all while maintaining a playful sense of fun. Come as you are — crying babies, wild toddlers and ornery teenagers welcome.

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

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. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and July 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. Monday through Friday

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 through July 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 through July 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

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

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

When: 5:30 and 7 p.m. Mondays, 5 and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays

Details: This open-level class will work on strength, flexibility and technique. Students will learn skills on different apparatus, including silks, hammock, straps and hoop. Beginners welcome. Class size limited; pre-registration required.

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

AIKIDO FOR ADULTS AND TEENS

Where: Resolution Gym, 29 Shipman St., No. 203, Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday; 9 a.m. Wednesdays; 4:45 p.m. Sundays

Details: Beginners learn aikido for health and fitness. Stretch, strengthen and learn self-defense skills in a friendly atmosphere. Cost is $60 per month for individuals; $90 for families; $45 for college students per month.

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

BEGINNING CHARLESTON DANCE

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

When: 8 p.m. Mondays

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

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

TUESDAY, July 11

ADVANCE HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVES: DO YOU HAVE ONE?

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

When: 9 a.m. Tuesday

Details: Learn how to complete the free Advance Health Care Directive Form and receive copies of forms and other resources. Visit CommunityFirstHawaii.org/Registration or call to make a reservation. Free.

Contact: Tony Kent, 464-2800, akent@communityfirst.com

PRACTICAL STEPS TO A BETTER LIFE

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

When: 10 a.m. Tuesdays through 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

WRITERS WORKSHOP

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

When: 12:30 p.m. (seasoned writers) and 4 p.m. (entry level) Tuesdays

Details: We write, read and get constructive feedback to become a more effective writer. We have a good core ongoing group for seasoned writers and an entry group for those who need to brush up. Sessions are 10 weeks. Cost is $90.

Contact: Dawn Hurwitz, 936-3046, dawnhurwitz@mac.com

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

INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE NONFICTION

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

When: 5 p.m. Tuesday and July 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

ZUMBA FITNESS

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays

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

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

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

“WHAT WE CAN DO NOW TO DATA RECORDED WAY BACK WHEN”

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Now in its second century of operation, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory has fully embraced digital data recording and analysis. As technologies evolve, the challenge is to apply contemporary digital analysis techniques to historic paper seismic records. Join USGS HVO geophysicist Paul Okubo as he describes a current look into seismograms from HVO’s first 100 years. Part of the park’s After Dark in the Park series. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

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

BLUES DANCE FUNDAMENTALS

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

When: 8 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: A perfect entry-level style for those just learning social partner dancing, while offering abundant challenges for experienced dancers. Each class intended to stand on its own. Drop-ins welcome. No partner necessary. Six-week session for $35; discounts for multiple classes or if you bring a new student. Drop-ins are $10.

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

WEDNESDAY, July 12

IPHONE 1 FOR SENIORS 50+

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

When: 9 a.m. Wednesday and Friday

Details: Explore your settings, navigate, play with calendar, camera and photos, explore apps and multitasking. Have fun with phone and email. Bring your own iPhone, Apple ID and password. Cost is $60 plus $44 SeniorNet annual membership fee.

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

LEI-MAKING DEMONSTRATION

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center lanai, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10 a.m. Wednesday

Details: Join local cultural practitioner Pua O’Mahoney and learn to make traditional Hawaiian lei with natural materials that include leaves, flowers and more. Part of HVNP’s ‘Ike Hana No‘eau (Experience the Skillful Work) workshops. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

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

WRITER’S GUILD: A FREE GROUP TO SUPPORT WRITERS

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

When: 10 a.m. Wednesdays

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

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

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

BIBDC SUMMER DANCE CLASSES

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

When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 30

Details: Learn the Night Club two-step, West Coast swing and cha cha. There is a $15 fee for a yearly membership and $6 fee per class. The club will host its International Night Dance on Aug. 26 at Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale.

Contact: Erik, 932-7037, erikc@hawaii.edu

BACHATA AND NIGHTCLUB TWO-STEP

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

When: 7 p.m. Wednesdays

Details: Everyone welcome to sign up. Classes and chapter membership into the East Hawaii Chapter of the Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association open to all student dancers interested in learning the romantic bachata and nightclub two-step. Cost is $35 for eight weeks. In addition, each dancer required to pay $20 for annual membership. First-year membership fee waived for cardholding members of the Hawaii Medical Service Association. Registration at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and July 19.

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

THURSDAY, July 13

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.

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

POTTERY CLASSES

Where: Kilauea Studios, Kurtistown

When: 10 a.m. Thursdays

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

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

HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE STUDY GROUP

Where: North Kohala Public Library, 54-3645 Akoni Pule Highway, Kapaau

When: 3:30 p.m. Thursdays

Details: All ages and skill levels invited to join the study group. This is a group of motivated learners who support each other in increasing their Hawaiian language skills. Newcomers welcome.

Contact: Janet Lam, 889-6655, janet.lam@librarieshawaii.org

THURSDAY EVENING POTTERY DROP-IN

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

When: 6 p.m. Thursdays

Details: This drop-in style class will allow island residents and visitors the opportunity to try their hand at creating with clay on the potter’s wheel, without having to commit to an eight- or 10-week series. Emphasis will be placed on getting a feel for working on the potter’s wheel and experiencing the thrill of hand-forming a pot in motion. Students with all levels of clay experience welcome. Cost is $35 or $30 for VAC members.

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

FRIDAY, July 14

FACILITATION: THE BASICS

Where: Mana Christian Ohana: 67-1182 Lindsey Road, Waimea

When: 9 a.m. Friday

Details: Ideal for managers, supervisors or anyone who wants to effectively lead meetings or group discussions. Designed to help participants plan and implement effective strategies for leading group discussions at work or in community settings. Hosted by West Hawaii Mediation Center.

Contact: Chelsea LaFrance, 885-5525, info@whmediation.org

WEST AFRICAN DANCE

Where: YWCA, 145 Ululani St., Hilo

When: 6:45 p.m. Fridays

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

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

COMING

INTRODUCTORY HALAI ENERGY HEALING WORKSHOP

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

When: 8 a.m. July 15-16

Details: Explore the body’s energy field 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. Everyone welcome. No experience necessary. Cost is $295; preregistration required. Limited space available.

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

FERMENTED FOODS WORKSHOPS WITH JASMINE SILVERSTEIN

Where: Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School Teaching Kitchens

When: 1 p.m. July 16, 23 and 30

Details: Learn how to make your own probiotic-rich foods at home. All supplies and organic ingredients will be provided. No cooking skills necessary, just an interest in good food. Each participant will go home with products and live culture starters. Each class focuses on a different method. Choose one or take all three. Cost is $55 per class or $150 for all three. More information at thehui.net.

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

IPAD 1 FOR SENIORS 50+

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

When: 10 a.m. July 17, 18 and 20

Details: Glenn Grace will show you how to get the most out of your iPad, whether it’s an Air or Air 2, a mini or even an iPad Pro. Bring iPad, Apple ID and password. Cost is $60 plus $44 SeniorNet annual membership fee.

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

WORD PROCESSING FOR SENIORS 50+

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

When: 1 p.m. July 17, 19 and 21

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

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

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF WINE AND WATERCOLORS

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

When: 4 p.m. July 18

Details: Learn how to transfer a photo onto watercolor paper. Techniques covered will include basic palette setup, color theory and mixing, masking, wet in wet, texturizing and how to create depth, highlights and shadows. During the class, participants will enjoy a sampling of several wines from Grapes – A Wine Store in Hilo. Cost is $35 or $30 for VAC members plus a $17 supply fee. A still-life photo will be provided for students to paint. Call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org to register.

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

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

BEGINNING REIKI WORKSHOP

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

When: 8 a.m. July 22-23

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. Level I Certification. Preregistration required. Cost is $350 plus tax. Limited space.

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

LAUHALA WEAVING WORKSHOP

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

When: 9 a.m. July 22

Details: Learn how to create your own bracelet and pair of earrings using this traditional Hawaiian method of weaving. Topics covered include collecting, prepping and stripping lauhala. During the morning session, students will create their own bracelet. During the afternoon session, students will create a pair of earrings. All of the findings and tools along with sterling silver ear wires will be provided. Simple stones and crystals will be available to embellish the earrings. Cost is $45 or $40 for VAC members plus a $35 supply fee. Preregistration required. Call or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org to register.

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

HILO WRITERS WORKSHOP

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

When: 1 p.m. Sundays, July 23-Sept. 24

Details: Not only will you get useful feedback from other writers, you’ll also benefit from weekly discussions about the most important concepts of writing with the group’s facilitator, Adam Sydney. Writers can explore any creative medium they want, from fiction and memoir to screenwriting and poetry. Cost of the 10-week session is $90.

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

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

‘OHE KAPALA DEMONSTRATION

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center lanai, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10 a.m. July 26

Details: Learn to create designs from traditional patterns using bamboo stamps (‘ohe kapala). Part of the park’s ‘Ike Hana No‘eau (Experience the Skillful Work) workshops. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

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

REIKI I WORKSHOP

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

When: 8 a.m. July 29-30

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. All ages welcome. Preregistration required. Cost is $350 plus tax. Limited space available.

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

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

LISTENING AND SPEAKING FOR ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

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

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

Details: This intensive eight-week course helps prepare you for work or college. Small classes and experienced teachers. Three levels offered. Classes are Tuesday through Friday. Cost is $275 for residents.

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

READING & VOCABULARY FOR ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

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

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

Details: This intensive eight-week course helps prepare you for work or college. Small classes and experienced teachers. Three levels offered. Classes are Tuesday through Friday. Cost is $275 for residents.

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

WRITING & GRAMMAR FOR ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

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

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

Details: This intensive eight-week course helps prepare you for work or college. Small classes and experienced teachers. Three levels offered. Classes are Tuesday through Friday. Cost is $275 for residents.

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

BUDDHI YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 8; 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sept. 9; noon and 5:30 p.m. Sept. 10

Details: Starts by tuning in to the subtle energetic body then proceeds to explore the individual elements of the Buddhi Yoga system. This certification allows you to have the rights of the Buddhi Yoga level 1 teacher, to lead and teach classes commercially and independently, use of logo and brand name. Cost is $425.

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

Clubs

SUNDAY, July 9

HILO BRIDGE CLUB

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

When: 12:30 p.m. Sundays; 11 a.m. Wednesdays

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

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

MONDAY, July 10

KOREA VETS MONTHLY MEETING

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

When: 10 a.m. Monday

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

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

LELEIWI COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION POTLUCK BBQ

Where: Richardson Ocean Park, 2349 Kalanianaole Ave., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Monday

Details: Residents and friends of this coastal community are invited to the annual potluck barbecue. Bring a dish to share or something for the grill. Drinks and paper goods will be provided.

Contact: Sarah Moon, 935-3475, rainloversarah@gmail.com

TUESDAY, July 11

HILO SUNRISE CHAPTER — BNI NETWORKING MEETING

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

When: 7 a.m. Tuesdays

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

Contact: Sharla Sare, 430-1787

BIG ISLAND BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING

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

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Open to the public. Come learn about bees, beekeeping, pollination and how important bees are to food production and survival of the planet. Pupu potluck followed by brief business meeting at 6:30 p.m. This month’s discussion topic us cleaning tips to prevent disease transfer between hives.

Contact: Jim Klyman, 982-7292, jbklyman@gmail.com

THURSDAY, July 13

HILO HOSPITAL RETIREES CLUB

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

When: 9 a.m. Thursday

Details: Quarterly luncheon meeting with presentation by Dr. Kimo Alameda from the county Office on Aging about various senior programs. Bento lunch $6 each. Members preorder lunch with contact caller; pay when you come. Caller groups 4, 5 and 6 for desserts. New members welcome.

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

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

COMING

DAV CHAPTER NO. 6 HILO (DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS)

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

When: 11 a.m. Aug. 12

Details: Dedicated to empowering veterans and their families by ensuring veterans have access to their full range of benefits. Free, professional assistance to veterans, their families and widows in obtaining these benefits, services and several outreach programs. Any man or woman, honorably discharged, who was wounded, gassed, injured or disabled in the line of duty during time of war, while in any branch of service or even still on active duty, are eligible for membership. Second Saturday of each month.

Contact: Myron, 218-779-5044, DAV.hichapter6@gmail.com

Health

TODAY, July 8

AARP CAREGIVERS WORKSHOP

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

When: 8 a.m. today

Details: Topics will include safe and effective hospital discharge, respite care and county resources, tips for building your care team, policy update, effective communication strategies in dementia and understanding palliative care.

Contact: Jackie Boland, 545-6003, JBoland@AARP.org

MONDAY, July 10

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, July 11

BASIC STRETCH AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISE CLASS

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

When: 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

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

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

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

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

When: 10 a.m. Tuesday

Details: For caregivers who provide assistance to anyone. Support from knowledgeable community members as well as the Alzheimer’s Association. Helpful tips and opportunity to network. Second Tuesday of each month.

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

EVENING TESTING FOR HIV AND HEPATITIS C

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

When: 4 p.m. Tuesday

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. Second Tuesday of every month.

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

WEDNESDAY, July 12

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

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

When: 5 p.m. Wednesday

Details: Support group for caregivers who provide assistance to someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s Association will provide information and support. Second Wednesday of each month.

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

FORGETFUL? SUPPORT GROUP FOR YOU

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

When: 5 p.m. Wednesday

Details: Support group for forgetful people and their family members. Alzheimer’s Association will provide information and support. Second Wednesday of each month.

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

THURSDAY, July 13

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

“US TOO” PROSTATE SUPPORT GROUP, EAST HAWAII CHAPTER

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

When: Noon on Thursday

Details: Come to learn about the various treatment options available. Anyone diagnosed with prostate cancer is encouraged to attend before deciding which treatment option to select.

Contact: Al Manliguis, 935-2723; Wilbert Lau, 989-8509 or 981-0983, golfersrus2@cs.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, July 14

SQUARE DANCING FOR HEALTH AND FITNESS

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

When: 7 p.m. Fridays

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

Contact: Bill Yoeman, 968-6091

COMING

OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP

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

When: 11:30 a.m. July 15

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

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

Where: Hawaii Island Adult Care, 34 Rainbow Drive, Hilo

When: 9 a.m. July 20

Details: Support group for caregivers who provide assistance to someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s Association will provide information and support. Free respite service available. Third Thursday of each month.

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

MEDICAL QIGONG FOR CHRONIC PAIN

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 11 a.m. Saturdays, July 25-Aug. 22

Details: Learn to balance movement and meditation for this proactive, low-impact and nondrug approach to health. Cost is $70 for all eight classes.

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

NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP

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

When: 7 p.m. July 28

Details: 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, 935-3518, carold2654@hawaiiantel.net

Just for Keiki

TODAY, July 8

TANABATA FESTIVAL (STAR FESTIVAL)

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

When: 10 a.m. today

Details: Activities will include kimono dressing for girls and boys with picture-taking services available: $3 individual pose, $5 two people, $10 family (three or more). The custom of celebrating Tanabata by writing one’s wishes on pieces of paper called tanzaku and hanging them up on bamboo also will be observed. Children’s make-and-take craft activities along with games, storytelling, matsuri dancing, karaoke, and everyone is welcome to enter the kusudama ball contest by creating the colorful fukinagashi (streamers) with materials provided at the event. In addition to hot dogs and chili, a somen nagashi activity will be included where participants must capture the somen noodles with their chopsticks as they float by on water running through a bamboo trough. Admission is free, with nominal fees for food items and some games. Donations gratefully accepted.

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

HARDWARE SCIENCE: CHALLENGING YOUNG MINDS

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

When: 2 p.m. today

Details: Children and their families will be able to participate in some fun and interactive activities that tie in the concepts of building and science. Free; suitable for ages 5 and older. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

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

MONDAY, July 10

FAMILY YOGA

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 3 p.m. Mondays

Details: Forty-five minutes of family fun yoga with Auntie Cat. Kids are free; adults $5.

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

TUESDAY, July 11

SUMMER DANCE CLASSES

Where: Island Dance Academy, 27 Haili St., Hilo

When: 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; all day Saturdays

Details: Professional instruction in classical ballet, tap and jazz. Twenty different classes. Eight-week session can be customized to fit in with your vacation plans and is a great way to try something new.

Contact: Suen Hughes, 961-3622, islanddanceacademy@yahoo.com

WEDNESDAY, July 12

SLOT CAR RACING WITH UNCLE MARTY

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

When: 10 a.m. Wednesday

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

ARTS AND CRAFTS FOR KIDS

Where: Ben Franklin, 333 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays

Details: For kids ages 5-12. During May, classes will be crafting: pinwheel gardens, May flower vases, mermaid lanterns and so much more. More classes on some Sundays and Fridays, so stop by for a calendar.

Contact: Desiree Butz, 769-7447, flyingdesires@hotmail.com

COMING

DEFT TOUCH SOCCER ACADEMY CAMP

Where: Hilo Bayfront Fields

When: 9 a.m. (ages 7-9) and noon (ages 10-14) July 19-22

Details: Camp features specially designed programs developed using the same philosophy and exercises used by the top youth clubs in the world. Cost is $90 for ages 7-9; $125 for ages 10-14. To register or for more information, visit www.defttouchsc.com.

Contact: Terry Yamane, 640-0694, defttouchbigisland@gmail.com

STORY TIME WITH CHRIS TODD

Where: Hilo Public Library, Children’s Room, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 10:30 a.m. July 20

Details: Todd represents District 2 in the state House of Representatives. He will read several children’s stories. Contact the library 15 days in advance to request special accommodations or a sign language interpreter.

Contact: Gretchen Andrews, 933-8890, gretchen.andrews@librarieshawaii.org

MUSICAL THEATER SUMMER CAMP

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

When: 8 a.m. July 24-28

Details: A show-stopping experience of music, dance, drama and set design. For children ages 7-13. Cost is $150 or $140 for EHCC members. Enroll by July 1.

Contact: Nadia Schlosser, 825-1856, nadia@paradiseperformingartscenter.com

FREE SUPER ENRICHMENT SATURDAY

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

When: 8:30-11:30 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

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

Pau Hana

TODAY, July 8

CHILI DINNER AND BINGO

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

When: 6 p.m. today

Details: Meat or vegetarian chili, rice, cornbread, garden salad and ono desserts for a donation of $10. You will receive two bingo cards with dinner and additional cards are available for $1. We play for prizes. Canteen opens at 5 p.m. A fun time for the whole family. All welcome.

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

FRIDAY, July 14

STEAK/FISH DINNER

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

When: 6 p.m. Friday

Details: Your choice of 8-ounce boneless sirloin cooked to order on the outdoor grill or panko-breaded fish. Includes rice, baked potato, salad, desserts and coffee. Other beverages available. Entertainment provided by Angelo.

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

COMING

ISLAND FEVER DANCE PARTY

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

When: 7 p.m. July 15

Details: Dance to swinging Hawaiian, hapa-haole and other Island music, including contemporary tunes and old favorites. A beginner-friendly lesson in balboa (a swing style particularly well-suited to Hawaiian music) will help you enjoy the evening. There also will be some Latin and other music from Cuba and other islands for variety. Dress in aloha wear; bring out your raffia hula skirts and coconut hats. Ample parking in the back off Ululani Street. Entry on a sliding scale, $8-$15 (pay what’s right for you); only $5 with a pupu. If this is your first Swinging Saturday, bring an image of the pass at hilohepcats.org to get in free. Kids 12 and younger always free. No partner necessary. The Elks is a private club; you will be hosted by member A. Gill.

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

Outdoors

COMING

STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 8:45 a.m. July 15, 21 and 29

Details: Help remove invasive, non-native plants that prevent native plants from growing in the park. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and long pants. Bring a hat, rain gear, day pack, snacks and water. Gloves and tools are provided. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

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

3-D ARCHERY SHOOT

Where: Kaohe (off Saddle Road)

When: 7:30 a.m. July 22

Details: Hawaii Island Archery Club welcomes all archers to participate. Join to have fun on this 21-target course. Shooter registration followed by shoot, which starts at 9 a.m.

Contact: Jolene Iyo, 936-4013, jhanoa@gmail.com

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

HAWAII HORSE EXPO’S SECOND EQUINE MEDICINE SYMPOSIUM

Where: Pukalani Stables, 67-139 Pukalani Road, Waimea

When: 10 a.m. Sept. 9-10

Details: This two-day intensive clinic examines the nature and correction of the many hoof-related issues confronting today’s horse owners. Event offers a rare opportunity for lay people to be exposed to the same information as veterinarians. Limited seating.

Contact: Donna Whitaker, 329-8002, exec.dir@hihs.org

Performances

TODAY, July 8

JAZZ IN THE FOREST

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

When: 4 and 7 p.m. today

Details: Will feature a special tribute to famous French gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt and focus on the repertoire of the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s by Gershwin, Porter, Berlin and compositions of Reinhardt himself. Refreshments will be available. Tickets are $18 for VAC members, $20 for nonmembers.

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

“3 GENERATIONS”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

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

Details: In celebration of Pride Month. Rated PG-13. After Ray decides to transition from female to male, Ray’s mother, Maggie, must come to terms with the decision while tracking down Ray’s biological father to get his legal consent.

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

MONDAY, July 10

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, July 11

HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE BANDSTAND

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

When: 11 a.m. Tuesday

Details: A lively hour of Hawaiian music and hula with Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna. Free event. All welcome.

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

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES PERFORM

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

When: Noon on Tuesdays and Fridays

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

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

THURSDAY, July 13

SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK

Where: Kalakaua Park, downtown Hilo

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and July 15, 20-22 and 27-29; 2:30 p.m. July 16 and 23

Details: Hilo Community Players presents “Best of the Bard Too,” selections of some of William Shakespeare’s most loved scenes, sonnets and soliloquies.

Contact: Catherine McPherson, 936-7961, catherinemcpherson64@gmail.com

FRIDAY, July 14

HAWAII PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL PRESENTS “DON GIOVANNI”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Details: Doors open at 6 p.m. Betrayal. Lies. Deceit. And oh, the consequences. Mozart’s tale of Don Juan, the heartless scoundrel who leaves a trail of broken lives behind. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door.

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

“FINIAN’S RAINBOW”

Where: Kilauea Theater, Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays through July 23

Details: Kilauea Drama and Entertainment Network presents its 15th annual summer musical. Show includes the classic tunes “How Are Things in Glocca Morra?” “Old Devil Moon” and “Look to The Rainbow.” Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors 60 and older and students, and $12 for children 12 and younger, available at Kilauea General Store, Keaau Natural Foods, The Most Irresistible Shop in Hilo and at the door.

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

AVERAGE JOES PERFORMS

Where: Coqui’s Hideaway, 1550 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 8:30 p.m. Friday

Details: Hilo’s newest high-energy pop/rock/Top 40 band.

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

COMING

“WAKEFIELD”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. July 15-18; 2:30 p.m. July 16

Details: Rated R. A man’s nervous breakdown causes him to leave his wife and live in his attic for several months.

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

NA WAI CHAMBER CHOIR PERFORMS

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. July 18

Details: Revel in music that honors the traditions, sacred places, mythology and legacies of Hawaii Island. Part of the choir’s Moku o Keawe tour. Also part of HVNP’s ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

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

HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE BANDSTAND

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

When: 11 a.m. July 18

Details: Hawaiian music and hula with Wes Awana and friends and a lei-making workshop with Leina`ala. Free event. All welcome.

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

HALAU NA PUA O ULUHAIMALAMA PERFORMANCE

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 6:30 p.m. July 19

Details: This hula dance troupe perpetuates the culture and arts of hula. They are led by kumu hula Emery Aceret, a student of the revered kumu hula Ray Fonseca, and they have participated in many notable hula competitions. Part of the park’s ongoing Na Leo Manu (Heavenly Voices) presentations. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

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

HAWAII PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL PRESENTS “THE MIKADO”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. July 21

Details: Doors open at 6 p.m. Set in then-exotic and far distant Japan, Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic opera pokes fun at British politics and politicians, thinly disguised as Japanese. The audience is invited to wear kimono. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door.

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

HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE BANDSTAND

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

When: 11 a.m. July 25

Details: Lively hour of music and hula with Halau Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna. Also, join their lei-making workshop during the entertainment. Free event. All welcome.

Contact: Dinnie Kysar, 808-896-7284, destinationhilo@gmail.com

“VESPERS AT HANAIAKAMALAMA”

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. July 25

Details: One-woman show about the life of Queen Emma performed by University of Hawaii at Hilo performing arts graduate Denyse Woo-Ockerman, who brings the audience into Queen Emma’s home as she contemplates her eventual life, rich in family history and the weight of unexpected tragedy. Married to King Kamehameha IV, Alexander Liholiho, Emma reveals her resilience as they attempt to build a better life for all Hawaiians during a time of great change in the islands. Part of HVNP’s ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

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

All Kine Stuffs

TODAY, July 8

KEAAU MIDDLE SCHOOL PTSA SWAP MEET

Where: Keaau Middle School cafeteria, 16-565 Keaau Pahoa Road, Keaau

When: 8 a.m. today

Details: Come check out the various types of vendors participating in this week’s swap meet. Everything from baked goods, malasadas and snacks to clothing, new/used household items and more. Swap meets vary in vendors each time, so you might find something new if you’ve already been to one. Booth spaces also available for only $5.

Contact: Angela Costa, 339-4068, angelapcosta13@gmail.com

37TH ANNUAL HAWAIIAN CULTURAL FESTIVAL & BIOBLITZ

Where: Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 8 a.m. (Bioblitz) and 10 a.m. (festival) today

Details: Engage in authentic Hawaiian cultural practices and learn how Hawaiians live closely to the land as its stewards. Enjoy hula and music, watch skilled practitioners demonstrate their arts, and try your hand at Hawaiian crafts. BioBlitz gives scientists a chance to join cultural practitioners and discover the biodiversity that thrives in the park.

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

STABLES SWAP MEET

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

When: 8:30 a.m. today

Details: Everyone welcome to attend and participate. Vendors of all sorts are welcome; garage sale, produce, plants, arts and crafts, food and all kine stuffs. Plenty of parking. Second Saturday of each month.

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

SUNNY DAY COMMUNITY SOLAR OVEN COOK-OFF AND POTLUCK

Where: Laulima tent next to Pahoa Vitality Clinic, 15-2885 Main Government Road, Pahoa

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Bring your solar oven and extra garden produce and set up. Music by Michael Riley and Nicholas Sky. Community potluck at 6 p.m. Evening music by the Geckos.

Contact: Sara Steiner, 936-9546, LaulimaPahoa@gmail.com

RAINBOW FRIENDS ANIMAL SANCTUARY ADOPTION EVENT

Where: Aloha Pawz, 697 Manono St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. today

Details: Many adorable kittens, several puppies and adult dogs looking for their forever homes.

Contact: Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary, 982-5110, buonokathy@gmail.com

BON DANCE, LANTERN CEREMONY AND TRIBUTE TO KOHALA FALLEN SOLDIERS

Where: Kohala Jodo Mission, 54-541 Kapaau Road, Kapaau

When: 6:30 p.m. today

Details: For those who experienced loss of loved ones, this is a beautiful way to reconnect and honor their life. People from all religions are invited to participate. Limited quantities of free lanterns will be offered on first-come, first-served basis. Food concession and craft booths open at 5 p.m.

Contact: Joy Ohta, 310-347-5379, joyswellnessvision@gmail.com

SUNDAY, July 9

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

HAWAIIAN ARTS AND CRAFTS CLASSES

Where: Keaukaha Gym, 156 Baker Ave., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Sunday

Details: Combination of a variety of cultural classes taught by instructors from the community. It’s not only about learning new skills but also about exploring and enjoying a few of the many different wonderful parts of the Hawaiian culture. Call or email for additional information, including types of classes to be offered.

Contact: Breeani Lee, 333-8985, BreeaniK@aol.com

BAHA‘I HOLY DAY OBSERVANCE

Where: Mohouli Park pavilion, 1052 Kumukoa St., Hilo

When: 11:30 a.m. Sunday

Details: Get a brief history of the mission of the Bab, Prophet-Herald of the Baha‘i faith and enjoy a devotional program commemorating the time in 1850 when the Bab was martyred in Persia — now known as Iran. Refreshments will be served.

Contact: Linda Cholas, 731-5576 , southhilo@bahaihawaii.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

MONDAY, July 10

ZEN BUDDHIST MEDITATION

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

When: 6:30 p.m. Mondays

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

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

TUESDAY, July 11

HAMAKUA SWCD BOARD MEETING

Where: Teleconference between USDA-NRCS Hilo and Waimea offices, 154 Waianuenue Ave., Room 302, Hilo; 67-1185 Mamalahoa Highway, Suite H148, Waimea

When: 4 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Public invited to attend.

Contact: Kanoe Malani, 933-8363, kanoe.malani@hi.nacdnet.net

BLUE ZONES PROJECT — GROCERY TOUR

Where: KTA Super Stores, 65-1158 Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea

When: 4 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Tour will focus on the importance of including more fruits and vegetables into your diet. Consumers will learn about navigating healthy choices throughout the store. Free. RSVP by emailing BlueZonesProjectNorthHawaii@sharecare.com.

Contact: Sue Dela Cruz, susan.delacruz@sharecare.com

HILO HONGWANJI OBON DANCE PRACTICE

Where: Sangha Hall, 398 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

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

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

WEDNESDAY, July 12

HILO HIGH SCHOOL FEE COLLECTION AND SCHEDULE PICKUP DAY

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

When: 8 a.m. Wednesday

Details: All students should come to pay their fees: $25 for class, student association and athletic fees; $18 for class and student association fees only. Payment for athletics at a later date will be $25. Other fees include $25 for yearbook and $35 for the Senior Commencement Fund. Information and important dates will be provided, student signup for class and SA activities, class T-shirts and many other activities will be available for students. Payment can be made by check, but cash preferred.

Contact: Charlene Masuhara, 313-5523, charlene_masuhara@notes.k12.hi.us

FRIDAY, July 14

FIFTH ANNUAL MANONO STREET MARKETPLACE CHRISTMAS IN JULY CRAFT FAIR

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

When: 9 a.m. Friday and July 15

Details: Fun, free, family event that supports local crafters making one-of-a-kind crafts. Handmade cards, dishtowels, sewn items, blankets, bags, jewelry, hats, clothing, crochet items and much more.

Contact: Gina Hara Chun, 936-3297, gina@realtyhc.com

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH — LEI MAKING WITH RANDY LEE

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Friday

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

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

PERSPECTIVES OF ASTRONOMY

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

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Details: Explore the idea of astronomy as a science and its importance to people through personal experiences.

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

COMING

ANNUAL KEAAU CHURCH BAZAAR

Where: Puna Covenant Church, 16-647 Old Volcano Road, Keaau

When: 8 a.m. July 15

Details: Features a huge rummage sale of clothing, household goods, books, toys and much more. Food concessions include ono-licious Filipino plate, pulled pork sandwiches, the return of German potato pancakes and other surprises. Don’t forget the baked goods (come early, they go fast) and a bounteous plant sale, plus great silent auction items and community information. Free.

Contact: Wendy Sugai, 966-9622, punaccc@msn.com

FAMILY CAREGIVER RESPITE DAY

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

When: 9 a.m. July 15

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

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

SUMMER FUN AT LANIHAU

Where: Lanihau Center, south parking lot, 75-5595 Palani Road, No. B12, Kailua-Kona

When: 10 a.m. July 15

Details: Keiki can cool off on a 20-foot water slide. Got a cool ride? Bring it down and be a part of the Show ‘n Shine car show! Classic, custom and performance vehicles from around the island are invited to join in. No classes, trophies or entry fees, but participants are asked to bring donations for the school supply drive benefiting the Salvation Army, Neighborhood Place of Kona and the local foster care program. There will be prizes donated by Lanihau merchants and other local businesses given out throughout the day and you can also enter to win a $200 Summer Fun Gift Package from radio stations KAPA and KBIG. Radio personality Jaz from KAPA will be guest DJ and emcee.

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

SIXTH ANNUAL KONA JAPANESE CIVIC ASSOCIATION GOLF TOURNAMENT

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

When: 6:30 a.m. July 16

Details: The association raises funds to sponsor annual scholarships to seniors from Kona high schools, sponsors exchange students to Shizuoka, sponsors annual Children’s Day Festivals and hosts artisans and performers from Japan to share the Japanese culture. It also provides a healthy fun-filled day for the golfers.

Contact: Peggy Ciriako, 319-2405, peggy@konagolf.com

FREE CAT SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC

Where: 860 Piilani St., Hilo

When: 8 a.m. July 17-22

Details: Animal Balance invites everyone to bring in their cats for sterilization and free vaccinations. No appointment necessary, drop off from 8-9 a.m.; pickup between 5 and 6 p.m.

Contact: Emma Clifford, 968-8279, clifford@animalbalance.org

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. July 21

Details: The kumu hula of Halau Ke Ola o Ka Lani shares his extensive knowledge to teach the basics of hula, language and chant. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

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

MAUNAKEA SKIES TALK: ASTRONOMY’S LIMITLESS JOURNEY

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

When: 7 p.m. July 21

Details: Learn about the quest to understand our universe.

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

ABLED HAWAII ARTISTS 10TH ANNUAL ART FESTIVAL

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

When: 10 a.m. July 22

Details: AHA promotes disability awareness and pride by celebrating individual abilities rather than disabilities while promoting employment in the arts. Free. More than 400 participants expected for a day of music, performing arts, visual arts, healing arts, hands-on demonstrations and more.

Contact: Mar Ortaleza, 935-7699, ahaarts808@gmail.com

BLUE ZONES PROJECT — COOKING DEMONSTRATION

Where: Naalehu Community Center, 95-5635 Mamalahoa Highway, Naalehu

When: 9:30 a.m. July 27

Details: Learn how to prepare delicious plant-based recipes, mingle with like-minded people looking to improve their health and well-being and enjoy free samples. Free. RSVP by emailing.

Contact: Jade Iokepa, jade.iokepa@sharecare.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. July 28

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

HILO DAIJINGU’S NATSU MATSURI (SUMMER FESTIVAL) AND BON DANCE

Where: Hilo Daijingu, 10 Anela St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. July 28

Details: Service followed by bon dance at 6 p.m. Food concessions will be available.

Contact: The Rev. Naohiro Hotta, 959-8611, hilodaijingu@gmail.com

NAVIGATING THE NIGHT SKY

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

When: 7:30 p.m. July 28

Details: This interactive program features live observation from the Visitor Information Station on Mauna Kea coupled with a presentation by ‘Imiloa staff about the oceanic navigational star lines and Hawaiian star compass.

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

RYUKYUKOKU MATSURI DAIKO KOHALA AND WAIMEA FUNDRAISER AND SHOW

Where: Mana Ohana Christian Center, 67-1182 Lindsey Road, Waimea

When: 10 a.m. July 29

Details: Crafts, baked goods, plants and food for sale and a silent auction will be offered. Asian plate lunches with shoyu pork, nishime, rice, tsukemono and dessert will be available for pickup noon-2 p.m. Call for plate lunch tickets. Money raised will be used to fund the group’s 10th anniversary concert.

Contact: Kim Horn, 887-1533, karupoeg@aol.com

BISAC’S SUMMER JAM 2017

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

When: 8 p.m. July 29

Details: Watch the amazing Strongman competitors and cheer them on as they pull trucks, flip tractor tires and show how to be healthy and tough. Keiki Playzone rides, arts and crafts, games, educational exhibits and various food vendors all will be on hand. New events include a sanctioned arm wrestling event and a gift and craft fair.

Contact: Pam Deniz, 969-9994, Pamella.Deniz@Bisac.com

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH — UKULELE WITH WES AWANA

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Aug. 4

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

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH — LEI MAKING WITH RANDY LEE

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Aug. 11

Details: This master lei-maker uses a variety of natural materials to fashion gorgeous lei from the freshest fern, leaves and flowers he 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: Jenette Goss, 967-8222, jenette@volcanoartcenter.org

AUGUST SUMMER FAIR

Where: United Community Church, 1110 Mohouli St., Hilo

When: 8 a.m. Aug. 12

Details: Vendors invited to participate; offering 10-foot-by-4-foot spaces for $15/$20. Fair will include food, arts and crafts, collectables, antiques, natural health and supplementary products, fruits/vegetables and plant vendors can apply. Those interested in renting a space should contact the church office for an application.

Contact: Church office, 935-8416, ucchilo14@gmail.com

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH — HULA ARTS WITH NOENOE KEKAUALUA

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Aug. 14

Details: Dancing since the age of 3, this hula practitioner shares various aspects of traditional hula arts — lei-making, pa‘u styles, fabric stamping and more. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

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

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. Aug. 18

Details: The kumu hula of Halau Ke Ola o Ka Lani shares his extensive knowledge to teach the basics of hula, language and chant. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

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

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

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Aug. 25

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

Contact: Jenette Goss, 967-82222, jenette@volcanoartcenter.org

NAEHU-SAFFERY OHANA REUNION

Where: Velma McWayne Santos Community Center, 395 Waena St., Wailuku, Maui

When: Sept. 1-3

Details: Descendants of Judge and schooner Capt. Edmund Saffery (1806-74) and their wives, Kupuna Naehu and Waiki Kawaawaaiki Naehu (1828-1900) of Olowalu are bringing together ohana from their combined 14 children. Registration forms and additional information can be found at www.SafferyOhana.org. Event being organized by the Naehu-Saffery ‘Ohana Association.

Contact: Donna Hue-Sing Curimao, 264-3178, meleana1839@hotmail.com; Dayton Labanon, Ltadashi@aol.com

NATIONAL DRIVE ELECTRIC WEEK EVENT

Where: Waimea Town Market at Parker School, 65-1224 Lindsey Road, Waimea

When: 8 a.m. Sept. 9

Details: Free event is a great opportunity to meet other EV owners, learn about electric car benefits and ownership experiences and see the latest EVs. We hope to see you there. Visit BigIslandEV.org for more details.

Contact: Noel Morin, 987-7428, nmorin99@yahoo.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

NATIONAL DRIVE ELECTRIC WEEK EVENT

Where: Home Depot, 380 Makaala St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Sept. 16

Details: Free event is a great opportunity to meet other EV owners, learn about electric car benefits and ownership experiences and see the latest EVs. We hope to see you there. Visit BigIslandEV.org for more details.

Contact: Noel Morin, 987-7428, nmorin99@yahoo.com

5TH ANNUAL HAWAII ISLAND ALL NATIONS POWWOW

Where: Keaukaha Hawaiian Village

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 to 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

‘AHA PUHALA O PUNA’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY LAUHALA WEAVING CONFERENCE

Where: Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, 71 Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 8 a.m. Oct. 12-15

Details: Join club members and kumu from throughout the state.

Contact: Katie Lowrey, 756-0093, ahapuhala@gmail.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

W.M. KECK OBSERVATORY OPEN HOUSE

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

When: 10 a.m. Nov. 11

Details: A fun, family friendly event filled with cosmic activities, stellar food and a star-studded program featuring renowned astronomers and engineers. Bring your keiki, ohana, friends and neighbors to experience dozens of science-rich, interactive booths. Parking is free.

Contact: Mari-Ela Chock, 881-3827, mchock@keck.hawaii.edu

ONGOING

AYSO YOUTH SOCCER REGISTRATION FALL 2017

Where: www.hiloayso.org

Details: The fall season is from July to November. Players must be born between 2002 and 2013. Cost is $60. Values include everyone plays, open registration, positive coaching, player development, balanced teams and good sportsmanship.

Contact: Hotline, 959-1972

PUNA 4-H CLUB RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS

Where: Pahoa, Keaau and Kalapana areas

When: Until clubs are full

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

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

FREE HELPING HAND FOR SENIORS

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

When: 9 a.m.

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

Contact: Tom, 990-5045

AL-ANON EAST HAWAII

Where: Various locations

When: Various times

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

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

LIBRARY BENEFIT BOOKSTORE

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

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

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

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

HILO VETERANS CENTER

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

When: 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays

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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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