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IMMIGRATION 101 AND NATURALIZATION WORKSHOP
Where: Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo
When: 5 p.m. today
Details: Kamana Mathur, a representative from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, will discuss the following topics: How to get a green card, how to become a U.S. citizen and rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship. Suitable for adults. 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, 933-8890, email@example.com
HAWAII WRITERS GUILD AUTHORS READING
Where: Thelma Parker Public Library, 67-1209 Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea
When: 5:30 p.m. today
Details: Four members of the guild will present work from a variety of genres such as fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Each reading will be followed by a discussion about the work during which members of the public will have an opportunity to ask the writer questions.
Contact: Joy Fisher, 238-0551, firstname.lastname@example.org
NAHELEHELE SYMPOSIUM FIELD TRIP
Where: U.S. Army Pohakuloa Training Area
When: 9 a.m. Thursday
Details: Trip includes information about the natural resources management projects at PTA. Participants will tour units protecting dryland forest, view part of a conservation fuel break system and visit areas where threats to threatened and endangered plant species are managed. Cost is $40, which includes lunch. Must register by Jan. 30; no exceptions. Visit https://nahelehele18.eventbrite.com to register.
Contact: Kathy Frost, 325-6885, email@example.com
NAHELEHELE DRYLAND FOREST SYMPOSIUM
Where: Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, 75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona
When: 9 a.m. Friday
Details: Features presentations by scientists and conservationists working to learn about and preserve Hawaiian dryland forest plants and ecosystems. Keynote presentation by Lyon Arboretum director Zak Zahawi titled “Power of Agricultural Waste to Regenerate a Forest.” To register, visit https://nahelehele18.eventbrite.com. Cost is $75; $40 for students. Price includes lunch.
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: 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 Panaewa. Enjoy the skill and wonderful stories this well-respected practitioner has to offer. Free, but park fees apply.
Contact: Jenette, 967-8222, firstname.lastname@example.org
ART STROLL BY THE WAIKOLOA DRY FOREST INITIATIVE
Where: Waikoloa Stables, 68-1936 Waikoloa Road, Waikoloa
When: 5 p.m. Friday
Details: Kick off the seventh annual Wiliwili Festival and enjoy an evening of art and entertainment. View and purchase art from several artists. Each artist has pledged a minimum 25 percent of their sales to benefit the dry forest initiative. Night also will feature food by Island Lava Java, an open bar with beer and wine, paint and sip, whiskey and cigar bar, silent auction, a glow-in-the-dark putting contest and more. Live music will be provided by Ira Varize, John Keawe and Hoku Pa’a Trio. Get tickets at www.commitchange.com/events/wiliwili-festival-art-stroll.
Contact: Jen Lawson, 494-2208, email@example.com
DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES
Where: Hana Hou Restaurant, 95-1148 Naalehu Spur Road, Naalehu
When: 6 p.m. Friday
Details: Live acoustic music by these award-winning composers, including pop, adult contemporary, Hawaiian, folk, classic hits and more. Great food, great music.
Contact: Dennis Soares, 345-1800, firstname.lastname@example.org
PAHOA COMPLEX SCHOOLS HEALTH AND WELLNESS EVENT
Where: Pahoa District Park, 15-2910 Kuuhome St., Pahoa
When: 9 a.m. Saturday
Details: Fun for students, families and community members; 5K fun run, makahiki games, healthy food booths, confessions and more.
Contact: Hoku Haliniak, 313-4242, email@example.com
Where: Queen Emma Land Co. forest restoration project, Kohala
Details: Visit one of the oldest and largest dryland reforestation efforts on Hawaii Island, with 85 acres of exclosures from forest line to near sea level. Cost is $40, which includes lunch. Must register by Jan. 30; no exceptions. Limited to 25 people. Visit https://nahelehele18.eventbrite.com to register.
SEVENTH ANNUAL WILIWILI FESTIVAL
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
LCPCS 3-ON-3 TOURNAMENT
Where: Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School, 35-2065 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Laupahoehoe
Details: All proceeds go to LCPCS athletics. Cost is $50 for five-person teams.
Contact: Shantell Urbanozo, 962-2200, email@example.com
BIRTH OF KAHUKU
Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
When: 9:30 a.m. Saturday and March 24
Details: Explore the rich geologic history of Kahuku. Traverse the vast 1868 lava flow, see different volcano features and formations and identify many parts of the Southwest Rift Zone of Mauna Loa. Learn about the Hawaiian hotspot and the creation of Kahuku. Guided hike. Enter the Kahuku Unit on the mauka (inland) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5 and meet near the parking area. The Kahuku Unit is located about a 50-minute drive south of the park’s main entrance. Sturdy footwear, water, rain gear, sun protection and a snack are recommended for all hikes. Free.
Contact: J. Ferracane, 985-6011, firstname.lastname@example.org
KAHUKU “COFFEE TALK”
When: 9:30 a.m. Saturday
Details: Get to know your park and your neighbors and join an informal conversation about a variety of topics. Ka‘u coffee, tea and pastries available for purchase. Free. Enter the Kahuku Unit on the mauka (inland) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5 and meet near the parking area. The Kahuku Unit is located about a 50-minute drive south of the park’s main entrance. Sturdy footwear, water, rain gear, sun protection and a snack are recommended for all hikes. Free.
When: 10 a.m. Saturday
Details: Discover your purpose and learn how you can live it each and every day. Wake up each day with purpose and live seven years longer, happier. Discover or rediscover your gifts, passions and values. Register at http://info.bluezonesproject.com/eh/purpose. Program schedule subject to change. Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or special accommodations.
STENCIL PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP
Location: East Hawaii Cultural Center Piko Press, 141 Kalakaua St., Hilo
Details: Course combines the use of traditional hand-cut stencil processes and relief techniques for monoprinting. Plate-making and printing methods will include a range of subtractive and additive methods of relief ink rolling. An important aspect of the class is the use of inexpensive, readily available and nontoxic materials and tools. Visit ehcc.org under “Programs” to register.
Contact: Kanani Daley, 961-5711, email@example.com
ALL ABOUT BONSAI AND HOW TO GROW THEM
Where: Volcano Garden Arts, 19-3834 Old Volcano Road, Volcano
When: 11 a.m. Saturday and Feb. 17 and 24
Details: Instructor Bill Newton is a well-known bonsai sensei and has more than 30 years of experience. Sign up for all three classes and receive a complimentary meal at the gallery’s Cafe Ono. Cost is $36 per class. Space is limited.
Contact: Ira Ono, 985-8979, firstname.lastname@example.org
BIBDC VALENTINE DANCE AND DINNER
Where: Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale, 799 Piilani St., Hilo
When: 5:30 p.m. Saturday
Details: Couples and singles welcome to attend. Ballroom and Latin music will be played throughout the evening for those wanting to dance. For those who have never tried ballroom or Latin dancing, this is a great opportunity to see the various dances. Tickets are $18 for members; $23 for guests until Feb. 7. Price at the door is $28. Call Hiroko at 935-5111 or Violet at 938-0691 for ticket information.
Contact: Erik, 934-8071, email@example.com
BIG ISLAND ROAD RUNNERS VALENTINE’S DAY 5K RUN
Where: Reeds Bay Beach Park, 277 Kalanianaole Ave., Hilo
When: 7:30 a.m. Sunday
Details: Free to everyone. Run tied together with a friend or loved one.
Contact: Lory Hunter, 961-2816, firstname.lastname@example.org
When: 9:30 a.m. Sunday
Details: Learn about the vital role of ‘ohi‘a lehua in native Hawaiian forests, the many forms of the ‘ohi‘a tree and the threat of a new fungal disease, rapid ‘ohi‘a death. Visitors will be able to identify the many differences of the most prominent native tree in Kahuku during this program, which is an easy walk. Enter the Kahuku Unit on the mauka (inland) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5 and meet near the parking area. The Kahuku Unit is located about a 50-minute drive south of the park’s main entrance. Sturdy footwear, water, rain gear, sun protection and a snack are recommended for all hikes. Free.
CELTIC HARPS, RARE INSTRUMENTS AND WONDROUS STORIES
Where: Polestar Gardens, 14-5050 Noni Farms Road, Pahoa
When: 4 p.m. Sunday
Details: Suggested donation is $20. Call to make reservations and get directions. Show features two Celtic harps, the rare Swedish nyckelharpa, cittern and more. The audience will hear traditional instrumental music from Sweden and Ireland as well as original compositions.
Contact: Bernadette, 430 8009, email@example.com
RAT LUNGWORM SUPPORT GROUP
Where: Neighborhood Place of Puna, 16-105 Opukahaia St., Keaau
When: 4 p.m. Tuesday
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Hiilani EcoHouse, Honokaa
When: 7 p.m. Tuesday
Details: Show features two Celtic harps, the rare Swedish nyckelharpa, cittern and more. The audience will hear traditional instrumental music from Sweden and Ireland as well as original compositions. Optional potluck at 6 p.m. Suggested donation is $20. Call or email to make reservations and get more information.
Contact: Teri, 415-275-1466, email@example.com
Where: Lava Lounge, Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
When: 5 p.m. Feb. 14
Details: Live acoustic music by these award-winning composers, including pop, adult contemporary, Hawaiian, folk, classic hits and more. Great food, great music; perfect for Valentine’s Day.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Hilo Ukulele and Guitar, 56 Ponahawai St., Hilo
When: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14
Details: Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Advance tickets available at the store or online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3306301. Featured instruments will include two Celtic harps, the rare Swedish nyckelharpa, cittern and more. The audience will hear traditional instrumental music from Sweden and Ireland as well as original compositions blended with stories of humor and adventure.
Contact: Tani, 333-5450, HiloukuleleandGuitar@gmail.com
Where: Kahilu Theatre, 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Waimea
When: 9 a.m. Feb. 15-March 29
Details: Solo exhibitions featuring Ellen Crocker and a retrospective of works by the late Cal Hashimoto, reflecting their mutual interest in the disciplines of Japan. Opening reception is 5 p.m. Feb. 15.
Contact: Janice Bovard, 322-2167, email@example.com
‘IKE HANA NO‘EAU
When: 10 a.m. Feb. 16 and March 16
Details: Participate in Hawaiian cultural demonstrations. Programs are free. Enter the Kahuku Unit on the mauka (inland) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5 and meet near the parking area. The Kahuku Unit is located about a 50-minute drive south of the park’s main entrance.
ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH — HULA AND OLI WITH KUMU KAHO‘OKELE CRABBE AND HALAU KE OLA O KA LANI
When: 11 a.m. Feb. 16
Details: Kaho‘okele Crabbe shares his extensive knowledge to teach the basics of hula, language and chant. Free, but park fees apply.
Where: Honi Wai Cafe, 17-937 Volcano Road, Mountain View
When: Noon on Feb. 16
CHORAL WORKSHOP WITH MARK HAYES
Location: St. James’ Episcopal Church, 65-1237 Kawaihae Road, Waimea
When: 6 p.m. Feb. 16, 9 a.m. Feb. 17 and concert at 4 p.m. Feb. 18 (Kahilu Theatre, Waimea)
Details: Hayes is an internationally known composer, arranger and clinician. Two-day workshop focuses on the art of choral singing through the preparation of seven of his compositions. Those compositions will be performed in a culminating concert Feb. 18. In addition to the vocal music, Hayes will give a solo piano performance of his compositions. All interested singers and choral
directors are invited to participate. Sessions to get familiar with the music will be offered Feb. 3 and 10 the church. Cost for the workshop is $65. To register, call or email the contacts below.
Contact: Everett Knowles, 885-7129, firstname.lastname@example.org; Barbara Kopra, email@example.com
Where: Hilo Coffee Mill, 17-995 Volcano Road, Mountain View
When: 10 a.m. Feb. 17
OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP
Where: Hilo Medical Center cafeteria, 1190 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo
When: 11:30 a.m. Feb. 17
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
Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. Feb. 17
Details: Annual Valentine’s concert. For 40 years, the Makaha Sons have committed themselves to perpetuating traditional Hawaiian music throughout Hawaii and around the globe. Don’t miss this special live performance.
Contact: Sheron Bee, 934-7010, firstname.lastname@example.org
VALENTINE’S DAY DANCE
Where: Hilo Elks Lodge, 150 Kinoole St., Hilo
Details: Bring your sweetie or just come dance with friends — everyone is welcome, no partner necessary. A beginner-friendly dance class is followed by romance-themed DJ music suitable for blues and swing dancing. Sliding scale entry $8-$15 (pay what’s right for you), or only $5 with a pupu. Free entry if this is your first Swinging Saturday. You will be hosted by Elks member A. Marten.
Contact: Andrea Gill, 959-8216, email@example.com
Where: Makuu Farmers Market, 15-2131 Keaau-Pahoa Road, Pahoa
When: 8:30 a.m. Feb. 18
Details: Live acoustic music by these award-winning composers, including pop, adult contemporary, Hawaiian, folk, classic hits and more.
PEOPLE AND LAND OF KAHUKU
When: 9:30 a.m. Feb. 18 and March 18
Details: A moderate guided hike that loops through varied landscapes to explore the human history of Kahuku. Emerging native forests, pastures, lava fields and other sites contain clues about ways people have lived and worked on the vast Kahuku lands. Learn about the powerful natural forces at work here and how people adapted to, shaped and restored this land. Enter the Kahuku Unit on the mauka (inland) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5 and meet near the parking area. The Kahuku Unit is located about a 50-minute drive south of the park’s main entrance. Sturdy footwear, water, rain gear, sun protection and a snack are recommended for all hikes. Free.
INNER NOURISHING MEDICAL QIGONG FOR CHRONIC PAIN AND RESPIRATORY ISSUES
When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays and 11 a.m. Saturdays, Feb. 20-March 17
Details: This is a mindful practice from China, spanning 450 years. Cost is $70; eight classes.
Contact: Jana Ching, 961-6922, firstname.lastname@example.org
BIG ISLAND WATER GARDEN CLUB
Where: Keaau Community Center, 16-192 Pili Mua St., Keaau
When: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 20
Details: Monthly meeting with guest speaker Tim Blakey, who will talk about plants from around the world. Public invited. Mini auction ends event.
Contact: Karen, 935-5357 (leave message), email@example.com
Where: Hilo Farmers Market, intersection of Mamo Street and Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo
When: 10 a.m. Feb. 21
MOONS, MOONS, EVERYWHERE
When: 5 p.m. Feb. 21
Details: Our solar system is extensively studied with telescopes on Maunakea and other sites around the world, to probes sent into space. One surprising result has been the discovery of more than 170 moons, and the numbers continue to climb. But the moons of our neighbors are very different from our moon, as well as from each other. Find out about the latest discoveries during this discussion. Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or special accommodations.
VOLUNTEER WITH HAWAII CARE CHOICES (FORMERLY HOSPICE OF HILO)
Where: Hawaii Care Choices, 1011 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo
When: 8:30 a.m. Feb. 22-23 and 26-27
Details: Volunteers can choose to provide services such as companionship, respite, transportation, light housework, administrative support or yard work (no training required). Interested trainees should visit www.hawaiicarechoices/volunteer to complete an online application and then call volunteer manager Jeanette Mochida to arrange a mandatory pre-training interview.
Contact: Jeanette Mochida, 969-1733, firstname.lastname@example.org
ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH — LEI MAKING WITH KAIPO AH CHONG
When: 11 a.m. Feb. 23
Details: This tropical agriculture farmer will share his expert lei-making skills with VAC visitors. As a member of Halau Na Kamalei, his unique experience marries the science of agriculture with Hawaiian lei and hula traditions. Free, but park fees apply.
39TH ANNUAL HAWAII SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
Where: UH-Hilo, UCB 127, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo
When: 8 a.m. Feb. 24
Details: Conference theme this year is “Island Voices: Celebrating Our Past, Present and Future,” which explores how Hawaii’s unique history, forms of knowledge, cultural values and practices inform our present and our future possibilities.
Contact: Lindy Hern, 932-7119, email@example.com
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. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
SOKO’S 4TH ANNUAL ARTISTS STUDIO TOUR IN SOUTH KONA
Where: Holualoa to Honaunau
When: 9 a.m. Feb. 24-25
Details: Visit 21 artists in their studios at 11 locations from Keauhou throughout Kona to Captain Cook. See the brochure and map at www.sokoartists.com and join our Facebook community at www.facebook.com/SOKOSouthKonaArtistCollective.
Contact: Pamela Colton Thomas (Radosevich), 989-4300, email@example.com
REALMS AND DIVISIONS OF KAHUKU
When: 9:30 a.m. Feb. 24 and March 10
Details: Experience the sense of place that evolves at the intersection of nature and culture on this moderately difficult guided hike on the Kahuku Unit’s newest trail, Pu‘u Kahuku. Explore the realms and divisions of the traditional Hawaiian classification system at Kahuku. Bring a snack for the “talk story” segment of this hike. Enter the Kahuku Unit on the mauka (inland) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5 and meet near the parking area. The Kahuku Unit is located about a 50-minute drive south of the park’s main entrance. Sturdy footwear, water, rain gear and sun protection and a snack are recommended for all hikes. Free.
DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES WITH RONNIE HARRIS IN CONCERT
Where: 17-7946 N. Kulani Road, Mountain View
When: 2 p.m. Feb. 24
Details: Also featuring guest speakers Sen. Russell Ruderman, Hawaii County Councilwoman Jen Ruggles and HICOP founder Daryl Soares. Free. Potluck will follow; bring a dish to share.
“FOREVER FORWARD” — A BLACK HISTORY EVENT
Details: This event not only will be about the past but also about the present and future of black people in America. This year’s theme is “Health and fitness on all levels of existence such as physical, mental, emotional, psychological and spiritual.” Free. Keynote speaker is author, lecturer, fitness instructor and holder of three Guinness world records the Rev. Donald “Spider man” Thomas.
Contact: Michele Dalton, 747-6384, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
Where: UH-Hilo Performing Arts Center, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo
When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24
Details: This annual event features performances from around the world. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students and children 17 years old and younger and can be purchased from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at the PAC box office. Advance ticket purchase is recommended as tickets typically sell out prior to the shows. Cash or checks only (sorry, no phone or online orders).
Contact: UH-Hilo Performing Arts Center, 932-7490, firstname.lastname@example.org
BIG ISLAND ROAD RUNNERS WAIKAUMALO 7-MILE CHALLENGE AND 4-MILE RUN
Where: Waikaumalo Park, Ninole
When: 7:30 a.m. Feb. 25
Details: Cost is $10 for nonmembers, $5 for members
Contact: David Cotter, 339-7210, email@example.com
‘IMILOA’S 12TH BIRTHDAY PA‘INA
Where: ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, 600 ‘Imiloa Place, Hilo
When: 9 a.m. Feb. 25
Details: Free admission for all. Enjoy planetarium shows, canoe and native garden activities, Hawaiian cultural activities and much more. Come for a day of fun entertainment for the entire ohana.
Contact: Yu Yok Pearring, 932-8901, firstname.lastname@example.org
KAHUKU PALM TRAIL GUIDED HIKE
When: 9:30 a.m. Feb. 25 and March 25
Details: Moderately difficult loop traversing scenic pastures along an ancient cinder cone, with some of the best panoramic views Kahuku has to offer. Highlights include relics of the ranching era, sections of remnant native forest and amazing volcanic features from the 1868 eruptive fissures. Enter the Kahuku Unit on the mauka (inland) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5 and meet near the parking area. The Kahuku Unit is located about a 50-minute drive south of the park’s main entrance. Sturdy footwear, water, rain gear, sun protection and a snack are recommended for all hikes. Free.
WAIMEA HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENT
Where: Waimea Recycling and Transfer Station, Kawaihae Road, Waimea
When: 8:30 a.m. March 3
Details: Free. For a list of acceptable and unacceptable materials, visit www.hawaiizerowaste.org/recycle/household-hazardous-waste/. No business/farm waste accepted. No e-waste allowed.
Contact: Chris, 961-8554, email@example.com
HI‘IAKA & PELE
When: 9:30 a.m. March 3
Details: Discover two fascinating Hawaiian goddesses, sisters Pelehonuamea (Pele) and Hi‘iaka, and the natural phenomena they represent. Visitors will experience the sisters coming alive through the epic stories depicted in the natural landscape on this easy walk on the main road in Kahuku. Enter the Kahuku Unit on the mauka (inland) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5, and meet near the parking area. The Kahuku Unit is located about a 50-minute drive south of the park’s main entrance. Sturdy footwear, water, rain gear, sun protection and a snack are recommended for all hikes. Free.
PAHOA HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENT
Where: Pahoa Recycling and Transfer Station, Cemetery Road, Pahoa
When: 8:30 a.m. March 4
NATURE AND CULTURE: AN UNSEVERABLE RELATIONSHIP (HE PILINA WEHENA ‘OLE)
When: 9:30 a.m. March 17
Details: Hike the Palm Trail and be inspired by a place where hulihia (catastrophic change) and kulia (restoration) can be observed as the land transitions from the 1868 lava flow and its pioneer plants to deeper soil with more diverse and older flora. Learn about native plants and their significance in Hawaiian culture. Enter the Kahuku Unit on the mauka (inland) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5 and meet near the parking area. The Kahuku Unit is located about a 50-minute drive south of the park’s main entrance. Sturdy footwear, water, rain gear, sun protection and a snack are recommended for all hikes. Free.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
KAMUELA PHILHARMONIC PRESENTS “REMARKABLE FLAIR”
When: 4 p.m. March 25
Details: Remarkable violinist Ignace “Iggy” Jang joins the orchestra to close the season.
Contact: Kamuela Philharmonic, 298-6274, email@example.com
PU’U O LOKUANA
When: 9:30 a.m. March 31
Details: Take a short hike to the top of the grassy cinder cone, Pu‘u o Lokuana. Learn about the formation and various uses of this hill through time and enjoy a breathtaking view of lower Ka‘u. Enter the Kahuku Unit on the mauka (inland) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5 and meet near the parking area. The Kahuku Unit is located about a 50-minute drive south of the park’s main entrance. Sturdy footwear, water, rain gear, sun protection and a snack are recommended for all hikes. Free.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
ANNUAL BIG ISLAND COIN CLUB AND COLLECTIBLES SHOW
When: 9 a.m. May 6
Details: Vendor table reservations now being accepted. Hawaii Police Department security provided. Show is free and open to collecting public. Coin evaluations are free to those attending.
Contact: Steve Nemeth, 935-1035, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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, email@example.com
FARMERS MARKET AT HAMAKUA HARVEST
Where: Intersection of Mamane Street and Highway 19, Honokaa
When: 9 a.m. Sundays
Details: Features local farmers, fresh produce, artisanal products and ono food. Weekly entertainment, workshops, informational booths and youth-focused activities. SNAP/EBT purchases welcomed.
Contact: Lori Beach, 896-2151, firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
ZUMBA GOLD CHAIR
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
AERIAL ARTS CLASSES
Where: Pacific Gymnastics 215B Railroad Ave., Hilo
When: 5:30 p.m. Mondays, 5 p.m. Wednesdays; 5 p.m. Fridays
Details: Students learn skills on different apparatuses including silks, hammock, straps and hoop. You won’t get bored. Beginners welcome. Preregistration with payment required.
Contact: Bella, 938-8002, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: New Hope Church, 840 Kupulau Road, Hilo
When: 6 p.m. Mondays through April 23
Details: Whether your situation happened long ago or is recent, this class offers information and skills to heal. Care for children ages 5-10 years old is available. Total of 13 weeks, but participants can join at any time. There is a $17 workbook fee; waivers are available. Church affiliation not necessary.
Contact: Donna Shimizu, 339-1060, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE ESL CLASS
Where: UH-Hilo, Building K, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays
Details: Open to the public. Two levels: Beginning and intermediate. Classes held in K107 and K109. Practice English, make friends and have fun.
Contact Name: Bela Conley Ramsay, 932-7243, email@example.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.
BEGINNING SWING DANCE
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
LIBRARY BENEFIT BOOKSTORE
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Hawaiian Shores Community Center, 15-859 Kahakai Blvd., Pahoa
When: 12:30 p.m. (ongoing group) 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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
Details: Classes are free. Register today.
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
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.
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, email@example.com
HAVE FUN WITH WATERCOLOR
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
BLUES DANCE FUNDAMENTALS
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.
When: 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays through March 6
Details: Learn the basic footwork, rhythm and pulse, as well as essential partner connection for six-count Lindy hop. Add a few turns and you’ll be on the dance floor having fun in no time. Small, personalized classes; no partner or experience necessary. Six weeks for $35; $10 per class drop-in. Bring a friend who is new to the Hilo Hep Cats and get your own series for only $20.
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
WRITER’S GUILD: A FREE GROUP TO SUPPORT WRITERS
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, email@example.com
KIRTAN (SACRED MUSIC)
Where: Polestar Gardens, 7 Noni Farms Road, Pahoa
When: 5:45 p.m. Wednesdays
Details: Kirtan and potluck. Free. Donation requested.
Contact: Ann Gornik, 936-8518, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
BEGINNING HULA II WITH PUA BROWN
When: 2:30 p.m. Thursdays
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, email@example.com
BEGINNING HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES
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.
Where: Puna Congregational Church, 16-647 Old Volcano Road, Room 6, Keaau
THURSDAY EVENING POTTERY DROP-IN
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
KILNS FOR GLASS AND POTTERY
Details: Ongoing instruction on building high-fire propane kilns. Date and times are flexible.
Contact: Harr C. Fernald, 747-7289, firstname.lastname@example.org
INDIVIDUAL VOICE INSTRUCTION WITH AMY HORST
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, email@example.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
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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