Community Calendar for January 17

HAWAII WOOD GUILD 32ND INVITATIONAL MASTER WOODWORKERS SHOW

Where: Isaacs Art Center, 65-1274 Kawaihae Road, Waimea

When: Regular center hours through Feb. 23

Details: Exhibit features works by 17 artist members with a total of 42 recently made pieces.

Contact: Marcus Castaing, 929-9974, marcuscataing@aol.com

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES

Where: Hilo Farmers Market, Mamo Street and Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo

When: 10 a.m. today

Details: Dennis and Christy Soares perform live acoustic music. Great food, great music.

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

WEAVE A TI LEAF LEI

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center lanai, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10 a.m. today

Details: Join park rangers and Hawaii Pacific Parks Association staff as they share their knowledge and love for one of the most popular lei in Hawaii. Free, but park fees apply.

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

MAUNA LOA: LET’S TALK STORY

Where: Ocean View Community Center, 92-8924 Leilani Circle, Hawaiian Ocean View Estates

When: 6 p.m. today

Details: Come and go at your leisure until 8 p.m. to view informational displays about Mauna Loa, Earth’s largest active volcano. Scientists and public safety officials from the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Hawaii County Civil Defense, UH-Hilo and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will be on hand to talk story and answer questions. More info: https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/hvo/.

Contact: Janet Babb, 967-8844, askHVO@usgs.gov

STEWARDSHIP OF KIPUKAPUAULU

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Thursday and Jan. 25

Details: Help remove invasive plants. Bring clippers or pruners, sturdy gloves, a hat and water. Wear closed-toe shoes and clothing you don’t mind getting permanently stained. Be prepared for cool and wet or hot and sunny weather. Meet at the Kipukapuaulu parking lot on Mauna Loa Road.

Contact: HAVO Interpretation, 985-6018, havo_interpretation@nps.gov

CYBERSECURITY ISSUES

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

When: 5 p.m. Thursday

Details: Dr. Shawon Rahman, UH-Hilo associate professor of computer science and engineering, will focus on the United Nations Global Goal No. 9, Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure. Part of the International Speaker Series for the United Nations Association USA, Hawaii Island Chapter.

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

JAZZ NIGHT AT THE PALACE

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Thursday

Details: Jazz Night in the Palace lobby returns. Catch great music in a beautiful atmosphere with Soul on a Roll. Featuring Randy Skaggs on saxophone, Walter Greenwood on organ, Brian Crist on bass and Michael Surprenant on drums. The Palace Cafe will be open with special menu items. Wine and Mehana beer will be available for purchase. Admission only $10.

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

‘ALALA OUTREACH PRESENTATION

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

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Details: Join the ‘Alala Project staff for an update on the most recent reintroduction efforts to establish a wild population of ‘alala, the endemic and endangered Hawaiian crow. Free, although a $5 donation is greatly appreciated.

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

STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 8:45 a.m. Friday and Jan. 26

Details: Help remove invasive, non-native plant species that prevent native plants from growing. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and long pants. Bring a hat, rain gear, day pack, snacks and water. Gloves and tools are provided. Parental or guardian accompaniment or written consent is required for volunteers younger than 18. Meet at Kilauea Visitor Center.

Contact: HAVO Interpretation, 985-6011, Havo_interpretation@nps.gov

UPW RETIREES MEETING

Where: United Public Workers Hall, 362 E. Lanikaula St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Friday

Details: Quarterly meeting. Dr. Kimo Alameda, executive on aging, will be the guest speaker. RSVP by Jan. 14 for lunch.

Contact: Shirley Ito, 935-7396, georgeito_12@msn.com

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH — HULA AND OLI

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Friday

Details: Moses Kaho‘okele Crabbe, 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 fees apply.

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

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES

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

When: Noon on Friday

Details: Dennis and Christy Soares perform live acoustic. Great food, great music.

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

DOCUMENTARY POETRY WRITING WORKSHOP

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

When: 9 a.m. Saturday

Details: Poets and nonpoets alike will delight in learning the techniques to create their own documentary prose or poetry. Workshop begins with a brief discussion of some readings from documentary poetry, then a free write about the documents participants bring. In the final step, discover how our private lives intersect with public histories. Visit www.volcanoartcenter.org for a complete listing of materials students are asked to bring. Cost is $40 or $35 for VAC members. To register, call VAC or visit the VAC website.

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

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES

Where: Hilo Coffee Mill, 17-995 Volcano Road, Mountain View

When: 10 a.m. Saturday

Details: Dennis and Christy Soares perform live acoustic music. Great food, great music.

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

“A IS FOR ADVOCACY”

Where: Tex Drive-In, 45-690 Pakalana St., Honokaa

When: 10 a.m. Saturday

Details: League of Women Voters of Hawaii County general meeting; open to the public. Janet Mason will highlight likely top issues of the 2018 state Legislature and what the LWV selected as its agenda for the session. Program planning is the focus of the meeting. For more information and to RSVP, email the address below.

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

OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP

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

When: 11:30 a.m. Saturday

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

GONE COUNTRY BAND

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

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Details: Dancing and reasonably priced food plates and beverages. Cover charge of $5 at the door.

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

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES

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

When: 8:30 a.m. Sunday

Details: Dennis and Christy Soares perform live acoustic music. Great food, great music.

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

NATIVE RAIN FOREST RESTORATION VOLUNTEER DAY

Where: Keau’ohana Native Rain Forest, Puna

When: 10 a.m. Sunday

Details: Help restore Hawaii’s last native lowland rain forest while learning about native and invasive species that might be present in your own backyard. Bring gloves, sturdy shoes/work boots, water, snacks, rain gear and mosquito repellant. The forest is located between Pahoa and Kalapana on Highway 130 between mile markers 16 and 17.

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

COOKING CLASS — VEGETARIAN FOODS

Where: Mauna Loa Christian School, 172 Kapiolani St., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Sunday

Details: Chef Marshall Freitas presents this free class in the Mauna Loa Christian School gymnasium.

Contact: Elizabeth Toledo, 430-1893, ejt1250@yahoo.com

WRITERS WORKSHOP

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

When: 1 p.m. Sundays

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

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

SENIOR LECTURES WINTER SESSION

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

When: 10 a.m. Thursday

Details: Cost for the 10-week session is $10.

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

PUBLIC HEALTH TALKS: DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

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

When: 5 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Jason Dela Cruz from the state Department of Health presents helpful information. Presentation includes a Q&A session. Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or special accommodations.

Contact: Justin Rajkowski, 933-890, justin.rajkowski@librarieshawaii.org

BON DANCE CLASESS

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

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Every second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Learn older traditional dances as well as contemporary upbeat dances. Sensei also shares the history and background of the dances. Donation of $5 requested.

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

VOLCANIC ASH FROM KILAUEA VOLCANO’S SUMMIT LAVA LAKE: FROM THE MUNDANE TO THE UNEXPECTED

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Details: This illustrated lecture, presented by USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologist Don Swanson, demonstrates how systematic, long-term collections of ash can lead to surprising but fundamental discoveries. Free, but park fees apply.

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

COMING

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

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Jan. 26

Details: Ah Chong shares his expert lei-making skills. 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, 967-8222, jenette@volcanoartcenter.org

DUAL PERFORMANCE

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 6 p.m. Jan. 26

Details: Musician Will Oldham and his wife, fiber/textile artist Elsa Hansen Oldham, are the park’s 2018 Artists in Residence. The couple will present a dual multimedia performance for the public. Will Oldham will sing and play music while Elsa Hansen Oldham stitches on stage as her handiwork is projected on a movie screen. Free but park fees apply.

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

COUNT HUMPBACK WHALES FOR THE SANCTUARY OCEAN COUNT

Where: Ka‘ena Point, end of Chain of Craters Road, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7:30 a.m. Jan. 27, Feb. 24 and March 31

Details: Join park rangers and volunteers to count migratory humpback whales. The Sanctuary Ocean Count is a signature outreach project hosted annually by the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. Ocean Count serves to promote public awareness about humpback whales, the sanctuary and shore-based whale watching opportunities in the Hawaiian Islands. Participants tally humpback whale sightings and document the animals’ surface behavior during the survey which provides valuable data to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Bring sun protection, water, snacks and a cushion to sit on. Register at www.sanctuaryoceancount.org. Free, but park fees apply.

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

BUILD YOUR OWN MINI ORCHID DISPLAY

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

When: 9 a.m. Jan. 27

Details: Workshop involves education about orchids and designing and building a mini orchid display. Different categories of mini orchid displays will be covered, including garden, flower arrangement/cut flowers/ikebana and keiki. Cost is $25 or $20 for VAC members. To register, call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org. Preregistration is required. Participants also will get to take home an orchid.

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

MAUNA LOA: LET’S TALK STORY

Where: Konawaena Elementary School cafeteria, 81-901 Onouli Road, Kealakekua

When: Noon Jan. 27

Details: Come and go at your leisure until 3 p.m. to view informational displays about Mauna Loa, Earth’s largest active volcano. Scientists and public safety officials from the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Hawaii County Civil Defense, UH-Hilo and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will be on hand to talk story and answer your questions. More info: https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/hvo/.

Contact: Janet Babb, 967-8844, askHVO@usgs.gov

FANTUZZI

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

When: 6 p.m. Jan. 27

Details: He was there when conscious music was invented and is still going strong with danceable sing-alongs that lift your heart and mind. Donation of $10 requested. All ages welcome.

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

MUSIC TO GET YA MOVIN’

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

When: 6 p.m. Jan. 27

Details: The Jazz Mele band plays classic jazz standards, swing, boogie-woogie, jump blues and Latin grooves for listening and dancing. Every fourth Saturday of the month. No cover charge.

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

SKEA ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DAY & GALLERY SHOW

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

When: 2 p.m. Jan. 28

Details: Art exhibit and sale by South Kona Artists Cooperative, hula performance with the South Side Hula Honeys of SKEA and music by Aloha Moon, beverages and pupus, silent auction and kanikapila at 4 p.m. More information at www.skea.org. All are welcome to this free event.

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

KAMUELA PHILHARMONIC PRESENTS “RUSTIC INSPIRATIONS”

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

When: 4 p.m. Jan. 28

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

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

“1945”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 28-30; 2:30 p.m. Jan. 28

Details: Doors open 30 minutes before each showing. Drama, NR. At 11 a.m. Aug. 12, 1945, two mysterious strangers dressed in black appear at the railway station of a Hungarian village. Within a few hours, everything changes.

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

KILAUEA STAR PARTY

Where: Kilauea Overlook, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 29

Details: Join astronomer Dean Regas, co-host of PBS’ “Star Gazers,” as he hosts this first-ever event. Learn about an endangered resource and sacred cultural connection: our dark night skies. Journey through time and explore nearby planets and deep space celestial wonders above the glow of Halema‘uma‘u Crater. Free, but subject to weather conditions and park fees apply.

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

WITNESS THE LUNAR ECLIPSE

Where: Kilauea Overlook, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 8:30 p.m. Jan. 30

Details: Join astronomer Dean Regas, co-host of PBS’ “Star Gazers,” as he guides participants through the January 2018 lunar eclipse atop Kilauea Volcano. Free, but park fees apply.

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

VOLCANIC GEOLOGY ALONG SADDLE ROAD ON THE ISLAND OF HAWAII

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 30

Details: Join Rick Hazlett, affiliate geologist with the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory and University of Hawaii at Hilo, as he describes this “outdoor classroom” in which visitors can learn more about how our aloha ‘aina (precious land) came to be. Free, but park fees apply.

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

SOBRIETY WITH FOOD WORKSHOP

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

When: 9 a.m. Feb. 3

Details: Do certain foods activate cravings that lead to uncontrollable eating? Open invitation to attend a workshop to arrest food addictions and behaviors. Identify those times and learn ways to deal with the compulsion for recovery. Two long-term Overeaters Anonymous members from San Diego are leading this one-day workshop in Hilo.

Contact: Barbara, 769-0728

PAHOA COMPLEX SCHOOLS HEALTH AND WELLNESS EVENT

Where: Pahoa District Park, 15-2910 Kuuhome St., Pahoa

When: 9 a.m. Feb. 10

Details: Fun for students, families and community members; 5K fun run, makahiki games, healthy food booths, confessions and more.

Contact: Hoku Haliniak, 313-4242, hoku_haliniak@notes.k12.hi.us

SEVENTH ANNUAL WILIWILI FESTIVAL

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

When: 9 a.m. Feb. 10

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

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

VALENTINE’S DAY CRIME STOPPERS BENEFIT

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 14

Details: Treat your sweetheart to a special Valentine’s Day dinner and help raise funds for this all-volunteer, nonprofit organization, which helps police fight crime by giving cash rewards to anonymous tipsters. Features legendary funnyman Frank DeLima, with music by Hilo’s own Larry Dupio, a gourmet dinner and a fun silent auction. Tickets are $100, available at Basically Books, from Crime Stoppers board members or by calling the number below.

Contact: Frank Lafita, 987-9382, lcritchlow@mac.com

RAT LUNGWORM SUPPORT GROUP

Where: Neighborhood Place of Puna, 16-105 Opukahaia St., Keaau

When: 4 p.m. Feb. 13

Details: Group gathers and supports survivors of rat lungworm and their caregivers. People who suspect they had rat lungworm also welcome, as well as advocates and researchers working to advance the prevention of rat lungworm in the community. This meeting will feature members from the group working on the treatment of rat lungworm and group work where survivors and caregivers can share and discuss the challenges and triumphs of living with rat lungworm.

Contact: Elena Cabatu, 932-3160, ecabatu@hhsc.org

SCIENCE CAFE

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

When: 6 p.m. Feb. 24

Details: Features people from the Big Island scientific communities speaking about topics related to their fields. Speakers represent the current research being done on-island and will touch on subjects such as geology, astronomy, conservation biology, pharmacy, etc. Free; for all ages

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

NKCRC GOLF TOURNAMENT

Where: Hapuna Golf Course, Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, 62-100 Kauna’Oa Drive, Kohala Coast

When: 7:30 a.m. March 19

Details: Tournament helps support more than 90 community projects by the North Kohala Community Resource Center. Entry includes green fees, shared cart, prizes and lunch. Two-man scramble format.

Contact: North Kohala Community Resource Center, 889-5523, infor@northkohala.org

KAMUELA PHILHARMONIC PRESENTS “REMARKABLE FLAIR”

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

When: 4 p.m. March 25

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

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

10TH ANNUAL KA’U COFFEE FESTIVAL

Where: Multiple venues

When: April 21-May 6

Details: Fun culminates May 5-6 at the Pahala Community Center with a java-jumpin’ ho‘olaulea‘a Saturday and the Ka‘u Coffee College educational series Sunday. Designed to celebrate Ka‘u as a premium coffee growing origin and a unique visitor destination. Many events are free, while others require a nominal fee and reservations. For additional details, visit kaucoffeefestival.com.

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

MAKER FAIR SPRING SPREE

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

When: 10 a.m. May 12

Details: Shop all-handcrafted artisans, free tote bags to the first 50 adult shoppers, free make-and-take crafts for adults and kids, kids scavenger hunt with treats and Mother’s Day photo booth. Free to attend. Artisan registration open through March at www.makerfair.org.

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

ONGOING

Saturdays

HILO VETERANS CENTER

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

When: 8 a.m. Saturdays

Details: Hilo Veterans Center has new office hours. A benefits briefing is hosted the first Thursday of each month from 9 a.m.-noon, with several other opportunities for veterans and their family members. Contact the center for more information. Also available are: shore fishing group, kanakapila group, art therapy group, stand-up paddling group, various golf activities, yoga, tai chi and a book club.

Contact: Maricar Souza, 969-3833

INSTANT DRAWING

Where: Ben Franklin, 333 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: Noon on Saturdays

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

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

Sundays

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

SUNDAY CLAY — HIGH FIRE! POTTERY CLASSES

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

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

Details: Nine-week workshop. Cost for either session is $200; $185 for VAC members plus a $15 materials fee for 6 pounds of clay, including glazes and firing. Additional clay will be available for purchase. Get an introduction to working with and firing midrange stoneware. Open studio time will be available to registered students from 2-5 p.m. Wednesdays; cost is $10 per day, with tickets available at the administration office front desk during business hours. Must be registered for a ceramics class to participate. Call or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org to register.

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

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 Messenheimer, 965-1391

FREE DOG TRAINING AND SOCIAL EVENT

Where: Near the tea house, Lili‘uokalani Gardens, Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 2 p.m. Sundays

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

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

Mondays

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

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

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

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

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

ZUMBA

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

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

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

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

AERIAL CLASSES

Where: Pacific Gymnastics 215B Railroad Ave., Hilo

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

Details: This open-level class will work on strength, flexibility and technique. Students will learn skills on different apparatuses including silks, hammock, straps and hoop. Preregistration required; visit www.bellaotoole.com.

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

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

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

BEGINNING CHARLESTON DANCE

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

When: 8 p.m. Mondays

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

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

BEGINNING SWING DANCE

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

When: 8 p.m. Mondays

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

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

Tuesdays

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

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

LIBRARY BENEFIT BOOKSTORE

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

When: 11 a.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

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

HAKALAU FARMERS MARKET AND FOODSHARE

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

When: 3 p.m. Tuesdays

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

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

ADVANCED HULA WITH PUA BROWN

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

When: 4 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: Through March 22. Cost is $55 for 11 sessions. This class focuses on hula through the Hawaiian language and cultural experience.

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

AIKIDO CLASSES FOR GRADES 3-6

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

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

Details: For children ages 8-11. Students learn self-discipline, respect, greater focus and awareness in noncompetitive classes featuring exercise, strengthening and aikido’s nonviolent self-defense. Cost is $60 per month; families $90.

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

THERAPEUTIC BASIC FLOW (YOGA) CLASSES

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

When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Details: Classes are free. Register today.

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

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS 12-STEP MEETINGS

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

When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays

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

Contact: OA contact, 345-2753

YOGA

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

When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

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

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

INTERMEDIATE HULA WITH PUA BROWN

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: Through March 22. Cost is $55 for 11 sessions. This class focuses on hula through the Hawaiian language and cultural experience.

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

ZUMBA FITNESS

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays

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

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

HAVE FUN WITH WATERCOLOR

Where: Ben Franklin, 333 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: Experimental and traditional techniques to bring the fun of watercolor to your eyes and hands. No previous experience necessary. Supply list given during the first class. For ages 11 and older. Cost is $17.50 per two-hour class.

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

LIFE DRAWING

Where: Kukuau Studio, 43 Kukuau St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays

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

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

BLUES DANCE FUNDAMENTALS

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

When: 7 p.m. Tuesdays

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

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

Wednesdays

QUILTING AND KNITTING IN HONOKAA

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

When: 9 a.m. Wednesdays

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

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

PARKINSON’S EXERCISE GROUP

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

When: 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays

Details: Great fun and excellent health benefits from exercise. Stand or sit in your chair. Caregivers can attend with no charge.

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

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

SHOTOKAN KARATE

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

When: 6 p.m. Wednesdays

Details: Interested individuals should meet sensei Joseph Aguinaldo at the recreation center the first day of classes.

Contact: Sidney Kanno, 987-7456, sidneyk@hawaii.rr.com

BIBDC WINTER DANCE CLASSES

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

When: 7 p.m. Wednesdays

Details: Open to people of all ages, whether they are single or a couple. Learn the hustle, bolero and fox trot II. Annual membership fee for Big Island Ballroom Dancing Association is $15. Fee for one dance class is $6 for 10 weeks of class. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m.

Contact: Erik, 934-8071, erikc@hawaii.edu

Thursdays

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

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

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

BEGINNING HULA I WITH PUA BROWN

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

When: 1 p.m. Thursdays

Details: Classes on Thursdays through March 22. Cost is $55 for 11 sessions. This class focuses on hula through the Hawaiian language and cultural experience.

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

BEGINNING HULA II WITH PUA BROWN

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

When: 2:30 p.m. Thursdays

Details: Classes on Thursdays through March 22. Cost is $55 for 11 sessions. This class focuses on hula through the Hawaiian language and cultural experience.

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

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

BEGINNING HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES

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

When: 5 p.m. Thursdays

Details: Papa ‘Olelo Hawai‘i Part One, beginning Hawaiian language courses taught by University of Hawaii at Hilo instructor ‘Alika Guerrero, will be offered for eight weeks. This basics class will focus on simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar and sentence structure. Cost is $90 or $80 for VAC members. The required workbook for the class is “Na Kai ‘Ewalu,” available at the UH-Hilo bookstore. To register or for more information, call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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

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

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

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

RANTOKAN KENDO CLUB

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

When: 8 p.m. Thursdays

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

Contact: rantokan.kendo@gmail.com

Fridays

UNDERSTANDING HAWAIIAN MUSIC

Where: TBA to participants

When: 12:30 p.m. Fridays

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

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

WEST AFRICAN DANCE

Where: YWCA, 145 Ululani St., Hilo

When: 6:45 p.m. Fridays

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

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

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

OTHER ONGOING EVENTS

PAHOA SENIOR CLASSES

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

When: Various times and days

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

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

KILNS FOR GLASS AND POTTERY

Where: Ainaloa

When: TBD

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

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

INDIVIDUAL VOICE INSTRUCTION WITH AMY HORST

Where: Hilo

When: By appointment

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

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

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

AIKIDO FOR ADULT BEGINNERS AND TEENS

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

When: Various days and times (call or email for additional information)

Details: Exercise your body, mind and spirit with aikido, an effective self-defense and path of self-development, integrating the whole person — physically, mentally and spiritually. Improves flexibility, endurance and coordination, self-confidence, discipline and awareness. Various days and times for classes. Cost is $60 per month; families $90. Check www.AikidoOfhilo.org for additional information.

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

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