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Arts & Exhibits
TODAY, March 3
30TH ANNUAL YOUNG AT ART
Where: East Hawaii Cultural Center, 141 Kalakaua St., Hilo
When: Regular center hours through March 30
Details: Opening reception slated for 10 a.m. March 3 on the front lanai. This juried student art exhibit celebrates National Youth Art Month by recognizing excellence, creativity and originality in all public, charter, private and home-schooled students on the Big Island in grades K-12. Prizes are provided by generous donations from individuals and businesses. Opening reception will include music, prizes and an opportunity for families to support their young artists as well as the arts in our community.
Contact: Monique Ortiz, 961-5711, email@example.com
AARP HI THINK OF YOUR FUTURE
Where: Hawaii County Office on Aging, Disability Resource Center, 1055 Kinoole St., Suite 101, Hilo
When: 1 p.m. today
Details: Get free, unbiased information that will help you make smart financial decisions so you can live the life you want in retirement. Facilitated by AARP volunteers. No individual financial advice will be given and no products or services will be promoted or sold. Register at https://aarp.cvent.com/hilo3-3.
Contact: Jackie Boland, 545-6003, firstname.lastname@example.org
WORLD ENDING — SOON! PREPARE!
Where: Hilo Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 162 Kapiolani St, Hilo
When: 7 p.m. through March 18
Details: Speaker Bill Santos from It Is Written Canada presents an inspirational and thorough presentation of biblical events that will prepare each one for the soon ending of this world and the coming of Jesus Christ. Vegetarian meal each night at 6 p.m.
Contact: Pastor Rene Lopez, 773-3191, email@example.com
SUNDAY, March 4
CELTIC CELEBRATION ZENTANGLE
Where: Hawaii Creative Retreats Studio, 614 Kilauea Ave., Suite 103, Hilo
When: 1 p.m. Sunday
Details: Create pieces inspired by the twists and layers of Celtic art. No experience necessary. All materials and light refreshments included. Space is limited. Cost is $35. Register at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.
Contact: Sara Krosch, 520-389-0620, firstname.lastname@example.org
MONDAY, March 5
COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS 1 FOR SENIORS
Where: SeniorTech, UH-Hilo, Portable Building 7, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo
When: 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Details: Aileen Obina teaches Windows 10 computer basics: turning it off and on, saving your work and finding it again. Basic mouse skills are taught using an interactive website. Cost is $50; daily parking fee $3.
Contact: June Knell, 932-7928, email@example.com
GINGER AND TUMERIC: FOOD OR MEDICINE?
Where: Laupahoehoe Public Library, 35-2065 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Laupahoehoe
When: 6 p.m. Monday
Details: Join Susan Collins as she gives a demonstration about how to use these two roots for various recipes. Learn about adding ginger and tumeric to everyday cooking and routine and sample and take home new recipes. Participants also will receive free samples of ginger and tumeric to use in their own recipes.
Contact: Susan Collins, 962-2229, firstname.lastname@example.org
TUESDAY, March 6
“OPTIMAL NOURISHMENT FOR OPTIMAL LIVING”
Where: Halai Healing Place, 75-5737 Kuakini Highway, Kailua-Kona
When: 8 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday
Details: Understand the proper combinations of fat, protein and carbohydrates and learn how too little or too much of each affects your health during this no frills, real facts seminar to help you make sound healthy choice.
Contact: LaRen, 987-6010, LaRen@HalaiHealingPlace.com
WEDNESDAY, March 7
PIKO PRESS PRINTMAKING WITH KANANI DALEY
When: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday
Details: One day only collagraph printmaking workshop. A collagraph print is made from a collage, which students will design with recycled and organic materials. Artists will have the opportunity to create their own plate from scratch, experience the magic of the press and develop design and composition skills with this approachable and fun method of printmaking. Space is limited. To register, visit ehcc.org/yaspopups or call the number below.
Contact: Kellie Miyazu, 961-5711, email@example.com
COOKING WITH JACKFRUIT
Where: Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo
When: 5 p.m. Wednesday
Details: Join Susan Collins as she gives a demonstration on how to prepare jackfruit for various recipes. Participants will learn how to clean, precook, freeze and add jackfruit to everyday cooking. Participants will be able to sample and take home new recipes. Jackfruit is a nutritional bonanza of vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber. It is a viable source of iron, magnesium, potassium and manganese, as well.
Contact: Justin Rajkowski, 933-8890, firstname.lastname@example.org
THURSDAY, March 8
LEARN HOW TO RUN A GREAT MEETING
Where: UH-Hilo, UBC 127, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo
When: 8:30 a.m. Thursday and Friday
Details: Provides tools to use in meetings to make them as effective as possible, emphasizing the importance of setting agendas, remaining focused and managing people. The interactive experience is designed to significantly increase the capacity of those who plan, operate and attend meetings. Call or email for additional questions or to register.
Contact: Erika Ginnis, 935-7844, email@example.com
HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS
Where: Hawaii Innovation Center, 117 Keawe St., Hilo
When: 9 a.m. Thursday
Details: Learn about entrepreneurship, key ingredients for business success, steps involved in starting your own business, sources of capital and other resources for the startup business. Cost is $25. Register at www.hisbdc.org.
Contact: Lydia Santiago, 933-0776, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Institute for Astronomy, 640 N. Aohoku Place, Hilo
When: 10 a.m. Thursday
Details: This week, Barry and Toby Taniguchi will present ”KTA: A History of a Family Business.” On March 15, Sarah Josef, dietitian at Liberty Dialysis Center, will present “Health at Any Size.” Next week also is the last talk of the winter session. The spring session starts April 5. Cost is $10 for the 10-week session.
Contact: Carol Lafond, 339-7270, email@example.com
MOKUHANGA: JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINTING
Where: Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Road, Volcano
When: 1 p.m. Thursdays through April 5
Details: Learn the fundamental techniques such as cutting with chisels, preparing blocks and paper, registration and printing with a baren (printing pad). By using nontoxic, “green” materials, it readily combines traditional processes with new printing technologies. Cost is $80 or $72 for VAC members plus a $40 supply fee. No experience necessary. To register, call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.
Contact: Alyssa Johnasen, 967-8222, firstname.lastname@example.org
OHANA LEHUA BONSAI CLUB
When: 9 a.m. March 10
Details: View the bonsai show or take a class. Show is from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Beginner class 9:30-10:30 a.m.; plant will be provided. Returning students 1-2 p.m.; you must bring your plant from home. Space is limited; registration necessary. To register for classes, visit the reference desk or call the number below.
CREATIVE RETREAT — GROWTH MINDSET AND PAPER QUILLING
When: 2 p.m. March 10
Details: Learn about the benefits of adopting a growth mindset and make intricate quilled flowers with simple strips of paper and glue. All materials and light refreshments included. Space is limited. Cost is $35. Register at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.
COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS 2 FOR SENIORS
When: 9 a.m. March 12 and 15
Details: Without the previous class that emphasizes mouse skills, most beginners will find this course too advanced. Greg Navarro shows how to create folders on your desktop, how to personalize your computer, how to save to a flash drive and more. Cost is $50; daily parking fee $3.
LEARN HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN BLOG
When: 6 p.m. March 12
Details: Join Susan Collins as she gives a demonstration about how to create your own free online blog with Bloggster or WordPress. Learn the first steps of creating an online presence and maintaining your blog and more about the state’s free training database only found at your library. Participants are asked to create a free gmail email account prior to this course.
Where: Halai Healing Place in Kapaau and Kailua-Kona
When: 8 a.m. March 13 (Kailua-Kona); 8 a.m. March 14 (Kapaau)
SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING ON A BUDGET
When: 9 a.m. March 16
Details: New and existing business owners will learn how to establish a brand, grow their customer base and increase sales with low-cost marketing tactics that are simple to implement. Cost is $10; no charge for HICC members and employees. Presenter is Melissa Forziat of Melissa Foziat Events & Marketing. Register by contacting HICC at 935-7178
2018 RAPID OHIA DEATH SYMPOSIUM
Where: UH-Hilo, UCB 100, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo
When: 9 a.m. March 17
Details: The Rapid Ohia Death Working Group invites you to enjoy a bit of food and drink, introduce yourself to the speakers and then get updates on rapid ohia death by lead researchers and managers, with opportunities to ask questions of the panel. Attendees 18 years and older will receive a free ROD decontamination kit. Free, but seating is limited; register at www.RapidOhiaDeath.org.
Contact: Ambyr Mokiao-Lee, 989-7222, email@example.com
PLACE MAT CRAFT DEMO
When: 11 a.m. March 17
Details: An interactive and unique craft demo, where participants will learn how to make their own place mat made of items collected from travels around the world. Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or special accommodations.
When: Noon on March 17
Details: Each student will create three to five separate 8-by-8-inch watercolor paintings on cold press watercolor paper using pre-broken glass as a catalyst to spark creativity. Students also will be taught theories of good composition, along with color theory and color wheel use. Abstract qualities are the focus in this workshop using three or four paints right out of the tube with the glass. Cost is $50 or $45 for VAC members plus a $10 supply fee per person. Beginner and intermediate artists welcome. Call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org to register.
OPTIMAL NUTRITIONAL GARDENING WITH ZACH MERMEL
Details: This hands-on workshop will teach how to improve the nutritional density of your garden’s fruits and vegetables, learn which plants naturally contain high amounts of certain vitamins, minerals and beneficial fats and discover strategies for planning a well-rounded diet from your family’s garden and homestead. Cost is $35 or $30 for VAC members. Students will be able to depart with plant materials such as seeds and/or cuttings. Call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org to register.
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF WINE AND WATERCOLORS
When: 4 p.m. March 20
Details: Artist Nancy DeLucrezia will show you how to transfer a photo onto watercolor paper and introduce you to all the basic techniques you need to create a lovely painting of your picture. During 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. Space is limited. Preregistration required; call or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.
SEW SIMPLE — LAVENDER EYE PILLOW
When: 2 p.m. March 21
Details: Dust off your sewing machine and bust into your fabric stash to sew a project you can finish in an afternoon. Bring your own sewing machine, thread and a fat quarter-size (18-inch-by-22 inch) of cotton fabric. Other project materials and light refreshments provided. Space is limited. Cost is $20. Register at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com/sign-up/sew-simple-classes/.
KEIKI STAINED GLASS WITH LOIS POLLOCK
When: 9 a.m. March 24-25
Details: Students will learn basic stained glass construction tasks by completing a simple egg design that can be hung in a window just in time for Easter. Glass will be precut and then completed using the copper foil solder method of stained glass construction, which includes foiling, soldering, finishing and decorating. This is a hands-on cooperative project by parent and child. Cost is $55 or $50 for VAC members, plus a $10 supply fee. Designed for children ages 11 and older; must be accompanied by an adult. Preregistration required; limited to six children accompanied by their parents. Call or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org to register.
WRITING FOR INNER EXPLORATION AND LIFE REFLECTION
When: 9:30 a.m. March 24
Details: Big Island author Tom Peek’s workshop includes fun, offbeat and provocative “wild mind” exercises that provide participants with exploration tools to use in class and on one’s own. This workshop is perfect for journal keepers, bloggers, autobiographers, spiritual seekers, memoir and family history writers and anyone who simply enjoys writing. No previous writing experience necessary, just the desire to explore. Cost is $75 or $65 for VAC members. Call or visit www. volcanoartcenter.org to register.
HULA ARTS AT KILAUEA: ALOHA FRIDAY PROGRAM
Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
When: 11 a.m. March 30, June 29, Aug. 31 and Nov. 30
Details: Join fiber artist and nationally recognized gourd artist Jelena Clay for a workshop about lauhala weaving. Lauhala leaves come from the hala tree, a very special Pacific island tree. Learn how to select, prepare and dye lauhala leaves. Each student will have the opportunity to create a lauhala bookmark. Lauhala kits also can be purchased to create more. Free, but park fees apply.
Contact: Anisha Clay, 967-8222, firstname.lastname@example.org
AARP HI CAREGIVER WORKSHOP: POSITIVE APPROACH TO DEMENTIA CARE
When: 9 a.m. March 31
Details: Learn to understand which physical and emotional needs can cause challenging behaviors, hands-on techniques to connect and comfort using visual, verbal, physical and emotional connections and how to develop new skills related to approach, cueing and ability to connect with people affected by dementia to help reduce the chance of future escalations and make your person with dementia feel at ease. Facilitated by Dorothy Colby, a certified Positive Approach to Care trainer and support mentor. Register at https://aarp.cvent.com/positive3-31.
When: 10 a.m. March 31
Details: Workshop provides students an introduction to the techniques used to make traditional Korean kimchi. Students will be able to take home their kimchi to continue fermenting it to their preferred taste. All materials needed to prepare the kimchi will be provided. Cost is $55 or $50 for VAC members, plus a $15 supply fee. Preregistration required. Call or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org to register.
LEI MAKING WORKSHOP WITH KUANA TORRES KAHELE
Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo
When: 11 a.m. March 31
Details: Learn how to make lei just in time for Merrie Monarch. Cost is $65, which covers all materials. Seating limited; reserve your space now.
Contact: Sheron Bee, 934-7010, email@example.com
FREE NAMI HAWAII FAMILY-TO-FAMILY EDUCATION PROGRAM
Where: St. Joseph Church, Conference Room, 43 Kapiolani St., Hilo
When: 9 a.m. April 14-May 26
Details: Specifically for family caregivers of people diagnosed with serious mental illness. The six-week series of classes covers information about schizophrenia, the mood disorders, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and borderline personality disorder; coping skills such as handling crisis and relapse; basic information about medications; listening and communication techniques; problem-solving skills; recovery and rehabilitation; and self-care around worry and stress. To register, call Carolyn Oki at 935-3518, Carol Denis at 935-0615 or Kathy Hammes at 959-2426.
Contact: Kathy Hammes, 959-2426, firstname.lastname@example.org
COFFEE AND ELECTRIC CARS — HILO MEET-UP
Where: Just Cruisin Coffee, 835 Kilauea Ave., Hilo
When: 9 a.m. today
Details: Join the Big Island Electric Vehicle Association during its monthly coffee and talk event. A few EV owners will be available to share their knowledge and experiences with the public over a great cup of coffee. If you miss the event and want more information about electric vehicle ownership on the Big Island, visit www.bigislandev.org.
Contact: Noel Morin, 987-7428, email@example.com
HAWAIIAN QUILT CLUB
Where: Keaau Community Center, 16-192 Pili Mua St., Keaau
Details: Club members are happy to help guests sew a Hawaiian-print pillow or wall hanging. Patterns available.
Contact: Merci, 959-7967
BIG ISLAND COIN CLUB
Where: Kamana Senior Center, 127 Kamana St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. Thursday
Details: The new Henry Opukahaia 200th anniversary medal being designed jointly for the BICC and New England Numismatic Association will be discussed by our Connecticut BICC and NENA member Bob Hewey. There also will be news about the upcoming May 6 annual BICC Collectibles, Antiques and Coins Show & Sale at Auntie Sally’s Luau Hale. Free price valuations will be given by dealers present for the collecting public.
Contact: Steve Nemeth, 430-1472, firstname.lastname@example.org
HAWAII PHOTO SHOOTERS
Where: Komohana Research and Extension Center, Room D-202, 875 Komohana St., Hilo
When: 6 p.m. Thursday
Details: Mary Bowman-DeMent will talk about travel photography and share images taken during her recent trip to Bali. Free and open to the public.
Contact: Susan Miyasaka, 969-8258, email@example.com
DAV CHAPTER 6 HILO (DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS)
When: 11 a.m. March 10
Details: Dedicated to empowering veterans, their families and widows by ensuring they have access to their full range of benefits. Free, professional assistance for obtaining these benefits and services, outreach programs and representation at all governing bodies. 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 service are eligible for membership. Second Saturday of each month.
Contact: Myron, 218-779-5044, DAV.firstname.lastname@example.org
HILO ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING
When: 1:30 p.m. March 10
Details: Roy Andrade, president of the Ewa Orchid Society, will speak about how to grow hard cane Dendrobiums, the popular type of Dendrobium that has long-lasting flowers on arching stems. Andrade will give inside tips about how to control insects, what type of fertilizer to use, what kind of media to use for different growing conditions and more. Public welcome. Free.
Contact: Dana Culleney, 430-6653, email@example.com
KOREA VETS MONTHLY MEETING
Where: Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home, 1180 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo
When: 10 a.m. March 12
Details: Committee, disability and agenda reviews, and KWV memorial status.
Contact: Bob Karp, firstname.lastname@example.org, 981-2126
THE NITTY GRITTY OF BEEKEEPING
When: Noon on March 18
Details: Beekeeper Fran Calvert will be the speaker during the American Rhododendron (Vireya) Society meeting following a potluck. There also will be a plant auction and truss giveaway. Nonmembers welcome to participate in all activities.
Contact: Rene Siracusa, 965-2000, email@example.com
BIG ISLAND WATER GARDEN CLUB
When: 6:30 p.m. March 20
Details: Monthly club meeting concludes with mini auction. Public welcome to learn about water ponds, plants and fish.
Contact: Karen, 935-5357, firstname.lastname@example.org
HILO HEART WALK
Where: Hilo Bayfront Park
When: 7 a.m. March 10
Details: On-site registration begins at 6:30 a.m.; walk kicks off at 8 a.m. A health fair and entertainment are planned from 7-11 a.m. Three-mile or 1.5-mile walking routes are offered, depending on ability. Free “hands-only” CPR lessons and a keiki fun fair also offered. Event is designed to bring families and friends together to learn, share and practice lifestyle habits that will lead to healthier, longer lives free of heart disease and stroke. Participants are encouraged to raise money to support the AHA’s work to end heart disease and stroke, and improve Hawaii Island residents’ health. Online registration at www.HiloHeartWalk.org.
Contact: Joann Yang, 242-1793, Joann.email@example.com
COMMUNITY FIRST — ADVANCED HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE WORKSHOP
Where: Aging and Disability Resource Center, training room, 1055 Kinoole St., Hilo
When: 9 a.m. March 11 and April 11
Details: Let us help you complete this document outlining your end-of-life wishes. It’s free and doesn’t require an attorney. Bring your family and loved ones with you to learn about this important topic together.
Contact: Tony Kent, 292-4559, firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE MONTHLY HEALTH TALK WITH DR. JULIE BRUSH
Where: Aloha Wellness, 239 Haili St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. March 15
Details: Second Thursday of each month. This month, Detox 101; April 12: Eat to prevent diabetes; May 10: Spring cleansing.
Contact: Juslynn Aoki, 933-4400, email@example.com
OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP
Where: Hilo Medical Center cafeteria, 1190 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo
When: 11:30 a.m. March 17
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
NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP
Where: Oki Conference Room, 688 Kinoole St., Suite 115A, Hilo
When: 7 p.m. March 30
Details: Monthly support group that helps people gain understanding and empathy for loved ones living with and recovering from mental illness.
Contact: Carolyn Oki, 935-3518, firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 WALK TO CURE ARTHRITIS HILO
Where: Lili‘uokalani Gardens, Banyan Drive, Hilo
When: 7 a.m. April 21
Details: There are more than 50 million Americans with arthritis and 218,000 of them live in Hawaii, with 1,200 of them being keiki. That is a staggering 19 percent of Hawaii’s population. This 1-mile walk helps create awareness and raise funding for research to help find a cure. Check in is at 8 a.m.; walk begins at 9 a.m. To register, visit walktocurearthritis.org/hilo.
Contact: Brie Arnolde, 354-0379, email@example.com
Just for Keiki
KIDS TECH WEEK: KAHOOT! APP CHALLENGE
When: 2:30 p.m. Tuesday
Details: Children are invited to play a friendly game of Kahoot! in teams. Players answer multiple choice questions using a device provided by the librarian. The questions are projected onto a screen for both teams to view. Players test their knowledge of the world, apps, Hawaii, technology, video games and cartoon characters. Each member of the winning team will be entered into a drawing for a grand prize. All participants will receive a smaller prize for participating. For keiki ages 7-12. There must be at least two players for a game to start. Sign up in the kids department to join a team.
Contact: Marsha Pauline, 933-8890, firstname.lastname@example.org
EARTHQUAKES AND TSUNAMIS: A PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN
Details: Presented by Dave Carvalho with the Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Hands-on materials, activities and fun. Free and suitable for all ages. Children younger than 5 must be accompanied by an adult.
Contact: Gretchen Andrews, 933-8890, email@example.com
“HARRY POTTER” HOUSE TIE BOOKMARKS
Details: “Harry Potter” has ties, linking wizardry students to four different houses. Club members have the opportunity to make their own tie bookmarks during this time. Participants can make the following bookmarks: Gryffindor, Slytherian, Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw, using crayons, markers and pens to color in their personalized bookmarks
HIP-HOP AND LITERACY
When: 1 p.m. March 14
Details: Neil McIntyre is a professional speaker, hip-hop emcee, beatboxer and goofball. He uses his talents as “Mr. Kneel” to encourage and uplift children of all ages. McIntyre creates inspired original hip-hop music that assists educators and parents in promoting children’s social, emotional and cognitive development. During this free performance, Mr. Kneel shares his love of reading through beatbox and rhyme.
KEIKI MAGIC CAMP
When: Noon on March 20-23
Details: Conducted by international award winners and longtime instructors Bruce and Jennifer Meyers. A fun, performance magic program that emphasizes goal achievement, self-esteem building, positive attitudes, poise and teamwork. Cost is $70 per child and includes all magic tricks, props and learning materials.
Contact: Bruce Meyers, 982-9294, firstname.lastname@example.org
When: 6 p.m. March 20 and April 24
Details: Come to the library in your pajamas! Aunty Marsha hosts the Pajama Jammie Jam, a storytime before bedtime, in the Children’s Room. Get comfy and cozy with bedtime stories and music as you wind down your busy day. All ages welcome and bedtime attire is encouraged — you can even bring a blanket and pillow.
PERFORMANCE BY UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT HILO’S THEATER ‘AUANA PROGRAM
When: 4 p.m. March 21
Details: Tutu, a grandmotherly narrator, tells three familiar tales local-style: “Three Billygoats Gruff,” “The Three Little Pigs” and “Three Blind Mice.” As she narrates, the characters perform the action using Hawaiian language dialogue. Free and suitable for all ages. Children ages 5 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
HAWAII ELITE KALAKAUA BASKETBALL CAMP
Where: Panaewa Outdoor Play Courts, Panaewa Family Center, 100 Ohuohu St., Hilo
When: Begins at 4 p.m. April 7
Details: For children in grades K-12. Sessions are 4-7 p.m. April 7; 9 a.m.-noon, grades K-6 and 1-4 p.m. grades 7-12 on April 7. Bring your own basketball to each session. Cost is $60, which includes a T-shirt (while supplies last). Walk-ins will be accepted. Limited to the first 90 applicants in each session. Optional bentos can be pre-ordered for $6 each. Drinks will be available for purchase. Call or email for registration forms and details.
Contact: Brandon Kauhi, 937-7701, email@example.com
HI‘IAKA AND PELE
Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
When: 9:30 a.m. today
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.
Contact: J. Ferracane, 985-6011, firstname.lastname@example.org
REALMS AND DIVISIONS OF KAHUKU
When: 9:30 a.m. 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.
‘IKE HANA NO‘EAU
When: 10 a.m. 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.
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.
PEOPLE AND LAND OF KAHUKU
When: 9:30 a.m. 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.
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, email@example.com
BIRTH OF KAHUKU
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.
KAHUKU PALM TRAIL GUIDED HIKE
When: 9:30 a.m. 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.
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. 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
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.
KEAU’OHANA RAIN FOREST RESTORATION QUARTERLY WORK PARTY
Where: Keau’ohana Forest Reserve, 12 Upper Puna Road, Pahoa
When: 10 a.m. April 15
Details: Located between mile markers 16 and 17 on Highway 130 between Pahoa and Kalapana. Help restore the last native lowland rain forest in the state of Hawaii
Contact: Jaya Dupuis, 937-8867, email@example.com
Where: VFW Post 3830, 15-775 Maluhia Road, Nanawale Estates
When: 9 a.m. Sunday
Details: Bacon, scrambled eggs, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, fruit cocktail, tea and coffee. Donation of $8; children 7-12 $5, 6 and younger free. All welcome.
Contact: Freda Hart, 315-7823, firstname.lastname@example.org
FRIDAY, March 9
Where: Fraternal Order of Eagles, Keaau Aerie, 16-111 Opukahaia St., Keaau
When: 6 p.m. Friday
Details: Your choice of entree. Steak cooked to order on the outdoor grill; fish breaded in Panko. Includes baked potato, rice, salad, desserts and coffee. Other beverages can be purchased. Karaoke entertainment after dinner.
Contact: Richard Robbins, 965-0133, email@example.com
CHILI DINNER AND BINGO
When: 6 p.m. March 10
Details: Meat or vegetarian chili, rice, cornbread, fresh garden salad and desserts for a donation of $10. Included with dinner are two bingo cards; additional cards available for $1 each. Fun time for the entire family; all welcome.
Contact: Freda, 965-7032, firstname.lastname@example.org
SWINGING SATURDAY FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY
Where: Hilo Elks Lodge, 150 Kinoole St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. March 17
Details: Wear something green; come to dance and enjoy some games and fun activities. Beginner-friendly swing dance lesson followed by dance music in various tempos. Entry is on a sliding scale, $8-$15 (pay what’s right for you), or only $5 with a pupu to share. No partner necessary.
Contact: Andrea Gill, 959-8216, email@example.com
THE JEFF GAETH QUARTET
Where: Lava Shack, 15-2929 Pahoa Village Road, Pahoa
When: 6 p.m. today
Details: Live jazz every first Saturday. No cover charge.
Contact: Lava Shack, 965-6644, firstname.lastname@example.org
KACHI KACHI DANCE
When: 6:30 p.m. today
Details: Enjoy music performed by the Semillas. Cover charge for the band. Food plates and beverages available for purchase.
“CALL ME BY YOUR NAME”
When: 7 p.m. today through Tuesday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday
Details: Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Rated R. Drama/romance. In 1980s Italy, a romance blossoms between a 17-year-old student and the older man hired as his father’s research assistant.
Where: UH-Hilo Performing Arts Center, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo
When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday
Details: The award-winning Swiss piano trio will perform music by Haydn, American composer Charles Ives and Tchaikovsky. Tickets are $25 general/$20 60+/$10 student and can be purchased at the usual outlets.
Contact: Tom Geballe, 959-4064, email@example.com
“HOT SICK AND WEEDY: COPING WITH CLIMATE CHANGE IN HAWAII”
Details: Presented by professor Jonathan Price, chairman of the UH-Hilo Geography Department. Climate change is a global phenomenon, but nonetheless brings unique consequences to Hawaii. Various research efforts seek to understand how climate change will affect Hawaii’s environments. Informed decisions and coordinated action might buffer against some of the worst effects.
Contact: Noelie Rodriguez, 963-6966, firstname.lastname@example.org
ALASKA’S BLACKWATER RAILROAD
Where: Kukuau Studio, 43 Kukuau St., Hilo
Details: Be inspired by the catchy, danceable and lyrical songwriting of this folk-rock group. Alongside their original music, BWRR introduces audiences to the music that inspires them, from obscure sources and past musical eras to more recent music, re-imagined and performed with a new angle. All ages welcome; $10 donation.
Contact: Kukuau Studio, 464-3388, email@example.com
DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES
Where: Hana Hou Restaurant, 95-1148 Naalehu Spur Road, Naalehu
Details: Live acoustic music (pop, folk, Hawaiian, adult contemporary, classics). Great people, great food, great music.
Contact: Dennis Soares, 3451800, firstname.lastname@example.org
“THE FINAL YEAR”
When: 7 p.m. Friday and March 11-13; 2:30 p.m. March 11
Details: Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing. A sweeping, insiders’ account of former President Barack Obama’s foreign policy team during their final year as they set out to define their legacy, promote diplomacy and react to the unexpected rise of Donald Trump.
Where: Coqui’s Hideaway, 1550 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo
When: 8:30 p.m. Friday and April 13
Details: Live pop/rock top 40 band hits.
Contact: Ryan Sabate, 854-4173, email@example.com
Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, 1 Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
When: 10:30 a.m. March 10, April 14, May 19, June 16, July 21, Aug. 18, Sept. 15, Oct. 13, Nov. 17 and Dec. 15
Details: Watch hula groups perform in a one-of-a-kind outdoor setting at the kahua hula (platform). Performances are presented authentically in a natural setting, rain or shine, without electronic amplification. Audience members are encouraged to bring sun/rain gear and sitting mats. Free, but park entrance fees apply.
Contact: Anisha Clay, firstname.lastname@example.org, 967-7565
Where: Hilo Farmers Market, Hilo
When: 10 a.m. March 10, 21 and 24
Contact: Dennis Soares, 345-1800, email@example.com
Where: Merriman’s, 65-1227 Opelo Road, Waimea
When: 2 p.m. March 10 and 31
WONDER WITHOUT LIMITS
When: 7 p.m. March 10
Details: Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. Magicians Bruce and Jennifer Meyers bring their magical talents to benefit the Palace Theater, Full Life and AHA. The show will include performances by aerial artist Luna Sophia, Ted X participant Kuha‘o Case, Josie the Jokester and Meyers Magic Camp keiki magicians.
Contact Name: Sheron Bee, 934-7010, firstname.lastname@example.org
REBECCA FOLSOM IN CONCERT
Details: Folsom returns for another intimate acoustic concert. Tickets are $25 or $20 for VAC members. She also is offering the “The Art of Vocal Freedom” workshop at 9 a.m. March 11. Learn to sing and express authentically with ease and flow, tapping into your own personal vocal freedom. Cost for the workshop is $50.
RITA — ROACH IN THE AMP
Details: An eclectic set of rock ’n’ roll hits from the 1960s through the ’90s.
Contact: Gary Hogle, 965-0265, email@example.com
KS HAWAII HO‘IKE 2018 — “KU I KA MANA”
Where: Kamehameha Schools Hawaii, Koai‘a Gymnasium, 16-714 Volcano Road, Keaau
When: 6 p.m. March 15-16
Details: Dramatizes in music and dance the events leading up to the election of 1874 after the death of William Charles Lunalilo left the Kingdom of Hawaii without an appointed successor to the throne. In the running are Queen Emma, beloved by the people, and the charismatic David Kalakaua. In this telling, Bernice Pauahi Bishop also considers being part of the election, having second thoughts about having refused the crown when offered to her by Lot (Kamehameha V) before his death. The results of the election would have lasting repercussions on the Kingdom of Hawaii, setting the stage for many of the events that have shaped the history of the state. Presented as a rock opera in two acts designed around a Steampunk theme in keeping with the genre of music. The production will be presented in English and Hawaiian. Tickets are $5 and available for purchase online at ksbe.edu/kshhoike, at the door on the night of the performance or at the high school office or Student Activities Center after school.
Contact: Shaun Chillingworth, 541-5367, firstname.lastname@example.org
JAZZ NIGHT AT THE PALACE
When: 6 p.m. March 15
Details: The last night before going on a break. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.; come early as seating is limited. Music by Soul on a Roll. The Palace Cafe will be open with special menu items. Wine and Mehana beer will be available for purchase. Admission is $10.
Where: Honi Wai Cafe, 17-937 Volcano Road, Mountain View
When: Noon on March 16
Where: Laverne’s Sports Bar, 75-5819 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona
When: 7 p.m. March 16 and 24 and April 28
When: 7 p.m. March 16-20; 2:30 p.m. March 18
Details: Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing. In Hindi with English subtitles. Upon realizing the extent to which women are affected by their menses, a man sets out to create a sanitary pad machine and provide inexpensive sanitary pads to the women of rural India.
Where: Hilo Coffee Mill, 17-995 Volcano Road, Mountain View
When: 10 a.m. March 17
THE 32ND ANNUAL MAGIC SPECTACULAR
Where: Aloha Theatre, 79-7384 Mamalahoa Highway, Kainaliu
When: 2:30 and 7 p.m. March 17
Details: Headliner is Dirk Losander, whose name in the world of magic is synonymous with the art of levitation. Also performing will be local favorites Barry “The Great Barusky” Gitelson, Arnie “Arneleo the Great” Rabin, Bruce and Jennifer Meyers and Adrian Villasenor and family. Music with Bottle of Blue. Tickets are $10 for children, $15 adults; available at Kona Stories, Kona Bay Books, Patels, Glow Salon, the SKEA office or online at www.apachawaii.org.
Contact Name: Donna Stiles, email@example.com, 328-9392
“AN ACT OF DOG”
When: 7 p.m. March 21
Details: Special movie event presented by Aloha Animal Advocates. The estimated number of shelter dogs killed every day in the U.S. is 5,500. One artist, Mark Barone, hopes to change those statistics by cultivating a new generation built on compassion. This event is a fundraiser to save the lives of shelter animals that face a certain death. A hula performance will open the evening. A short presentation by Aloha Animal Advocates and a Q&A session follow the movie. Free, but donations to help offset the cost of the event are appreciated.
When: 7 p.m. March 23-24 and 26-27
Details: Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing. This is an experimental project made by filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami in the last three years of his life. It is a collection of 24 short films inspired by still images, including paintings and photographs.
SPOTLIGHT ON YOUTH
When: 2 p.m. March 25
Details: Doors open at 1 p.m. Performances by Hawaii’s own talented youth. Featuring Bruce and Jennifer Meyers magic camp graduates, youth aerialists, young pianists, “Anuenue Glee Club” song and dance group and some special surprises. Tickets on sale now.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
HAWAII PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL PRESENTS STANFORD UNIVERSITY’S FLEET STREET
Details: Doors open at 6 p.m. This is an all-original comedy group of 12 guys in red bow ties, singing a cappella just for the fun of it. Performances offer an exciting and sometimes quirky assortment of songs and comic skits, peppered with commentary and dancing. Tickets on sale now.
KUANA TORRES KAHELE
When: 7 p.m. March 31
Details: Doors open at 6 p.m. This Hawaiian composer, educator, choreographer and recording artist is welcomed to the stage. There will be Mehana beer available for purchase. Ticket price includes a free CD.
WEST HAWAII DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS THE CINDERELLA BALLET
When: 5 p.m. May 26
Details: One performance only. More than 70 talented dancers from Hawaii Island and Maui, guest professional dancers, stunning costumes and magical sets are all brought together with narration and musical accompaniment to tell the timeless story of a young girl who discovers her prince with a little help from her fairy godmother. A pre-performance silent auction and boutique will be hosted in the lobby, with proceeds benefiting WHDT’s ongoing programs, scholarship fund and studio renovations. There will also be other surprises for attendees including the opportunity for their “little princesses” to try the lost slipper on for size. Tickets can be purchased at www.kahilutheatre.org.
Contact: Virginia Holte, 329-8876, email@example.com
All Kine Stuffs
JUNIOR COUNTRY FAIR
Where: Waiakea High School cafeteria, 155 W. Kawili St., Hilo
When: 6 a.m. today
Details: Features a silent auction, food, games, koi pond, craft vendors, entertainment and a rummage sale with a variety of great bargains. Rummage sale opens at 6 a.m. for early birds; everything else begins at 8 a.m. Money raised will aid in paying for upcoming senior year expenses.
Contact: Kelly Uyeda, 974-4888, firstname.lastname@example.org
WAIMEA HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENT
Where: Waimea Recycling and Transfer Station, Kawaihae Road, Waimea
When: 8:30 a.m. today
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
MOUNTAIN VIEW ELEMENTARY OHANA DAY
Where: Mountain View Elementary School, 18-1235 Volcano Road, Mountain View
Details: A day of family fun. Fundraising event featuring various food and clothing booths, book fair, rummage sale, community vendors, entertainment, games and more.
Contact: Debbie Collins, 313-3212, Debbie_Collins@notes.k12.hi.us
FRIENDS OF HILO PUBLIC LIBRARY USED BOOK STORE FIRST SATURDAY
Details: Fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, magazines, CDs, DVDs and LPs for sale. All proceeds benefit the library and librarian scholarships.
Contact: Dorothy Short, 935-3733, firstname.lastname@example.org
“DANGEROUS WOMAN” BOOK-SIGNING WITH AUTHOR FRANCES KAKUGAWA
Where: Basically Books, 1672 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo
Details: In her 14th book, Kakugawa assembles a collection of poetry spanning 60 years, including previously published works as well as new poems, which grapple with answers to life’s existential questions.
Contact: Christine Reed, 961-0144, email@example.com
YEAR OF THE DOG
Details: Celebrate Chinese New Year! Kozmo Mimzi animation theater group will host an interactive craft exchange and interactive dragon dance. Make a shadow cut-out or a dog mask in celebration of the Year of the Dog.
“DEATH AL FRESCO” BOOK-SIGNING WITH AUTHOR LESLIE KARST
When: 3 p.m. today
Details: The newest book in the Sally Solari culinary mystery series continues the story of Sally, who, when taking a break from operating her two family restaurants, has her hopes of peace shattered when the body of an Italian fisherman is found washed up on the beach.
PAHOA HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENT
Where: Pahoa Recycling and Transfer Station, Cemetery Road, Pahoa
When: 8:30 a.m. Sunday
THE FIRST TEN YEARS OF KILAUEA VOLCANO’S SUMMIT ERUPTION
Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
When: 7 p.m. Tuesday
Details: March 19 marks the 10th anniversary of Kilauea Volcano’s summit eruption. Join USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologist Matt Patrick as he recounts the first decade of this ongoing eruption, including an overview of what scientists have learned from it and the new techniques they use to monitor the active lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u. Free, but park fees apply.
KA‘U SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
Where: 96-3163 Pikake St., Suite 5, Pahala and 154 Waianuenue Ave., Room 302, Hilo
When: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday
Details: Public invited to attend.
Contact: Jennifer Lopez Reavis, 933-8350, firstname.lastname@example.org
JERRY SAVELLE BIG ISLAND FAITH CRUSADE
Where: Ka‘u District Gym, 96-1219 Kamani St., Pahala
When: 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 6 p.m. March 10; 9:30 a.m. March 11
Until: March 11
Details: Doors open one hour before the service. Admission is free.
Contact: Pastor Bob Tominaga, 936-9114, email@example.com
NAVIGATING THE NIGHT SKY
Where: ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, 600 ‘Imiloa Place, Hilo
When: 7 p.m. Friday
Details: Interactive program featuring observations from the Visitor Information Station on Maunakea coupled with a presentation by ‘Imiloa staff about the oceanic navigational starlines and Hawaiian Star Compass.
Contact: ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, 932-8901, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Kua O Ka La NCPCS, 14-5322 Kalapana-Kapoho Road, Pahoa
When: 10 a.m. March 10
Details: Entertainment by Kalapana Awa Band, Young Brothers, Backyahd Bruddahs and more. Also features cultural presentations, student performances, ono food, games, raffle prizes, arts and crafts, rummage sale, island vendors and silent auction. Free admission.
Contact: Robbie Mcgrath, 938-7499, email@example.com
FOLK BOOK SALE
Where: Kailua-Kona Public Library, 75-138 Hualalai Road, Kailua-Kona
Details: Hosted by the Friends of the Libraries, Kona. Proceeds help support the needs of the Kona libraries. Teachers receive special discounts with their official school ID, and FOLK members receive a 20 percent discount. As always, volunteers are welcome, particularly for the afternoon. Book donations are accepted at the library.
Contact: Ken Guerra, 322-0077, firstname.lastname@example.org
RAINBOW FRIENDS ANIMAL SANCTUARY ADOPTION EVENT
Where: Aloha Pawz, 697 Manono St., Hilo
Details: Come on out and see dogs and kittens that would like to go home with you.
Contact: Kathy, 982-5110, email@example.com
HULA ARTS AT KILAUEA: NA MEA HULA DEMONSTRATION
When: 11 a.m. March 10, April 14, May 19, June 16, July 21, Aug. 18, Sept. 15, Oct. 13, Nov. 17 and Dec. 15
Details: In conjunction with monthly Na Mea hula kahiko performances. Come and learn a hula, use various hula implements and try your hand at lei making. Experience the different aspects that play an integral role in the life of the hula dancer. Hands-on and family friendly. Free, but park fees apply.
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM 2017
Where: Laulima Pahoa Theatre, Pahoa Senior Center, 15-3016 Kauhale St., Pahoa
When: 4:30 p.m. March 10
Details: Second Saturday’s dinner and a movie. Free. “Loving Vincent” is a dazzling visual achievement of impressionist Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh.
Contact: Pahoa Used Books and Movies, 854-6681, firstname.lastname@example.org
“KE KAPILI MANU KAHIKO: THE OLD HAWAIIAN BIRD HUNTERS”
Where: Lyman Museum, 276 Haili St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. March 12
Details: Cultural specialist Noah Gomes shares his research into traditional Hawaiian knowledge and uses of birds, and methods of hunting and catching them, in the pre-contact and Hawaiian Kingdom eras. Cost is $3; free to museum members.
Contact: Lyman Museum, 935-5021, www.lymanmuseum.org.
MAUNAKEA — WHAT MAKES IT THE BEST ASTRONOMICAL SITE IN THE WORLD
When: 7 p.m. March 14
Details: Mark Chun with University of Hawaii’s Institute for Astronomy will discuss what site qualities are desirable for ground-based astronomy, how these qualities compare with astronomical telescope sites around the globe and how Maunakea’s uniqueness translates into new discoveries.
Contact: Fritz Klasner, 933-0734, email@example.com
“KILAUEA SUMMIT ERUPTION: LAVA RETURNS TO HALEMA‘UMA‘U”
Details: Join geologist Janet Babb and other representatives from the U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory to mark the 10th anniversary of Kilauea Volcano’s ongoing summit eruption. Film screening will be followed by a Q&A session with HVO representatives. Free, although a $5 donation to Volcano Art Center is appreciated.
When: 11 a.m. March 16 and April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16 and Dec. 21
Details: Join kumu hula Moses Kaho‘okele Crabbe of Halauolaokalani on the lanai, every third Friday of each month, as he shares his extensive knowledge of hula, language and chant for entry-level learners. Free, but park fees apply.
Contact Name: Anisha Clay, 967-8222, firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 SPRING SEMINAR
Where: Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, 398 Kilauea Ave., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. March 16; 9 a.m. March 17
Details: Featured speaker will be George Tanabe, professor emeritus of religion at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Interfaith Forum on Friday evening in the main temple hall; free and open to the public. Saturday session requires fee of $10 to cover lunch and materials. Registration must be made at the temple office by March 14.
Contact: Charlene S. Pascual, 896-8476, email@example.com
MAUNAKEA SKIES TALK
When: 7 p.m. March 16
Details: Featured speaker is Doug Simons with the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. Learn about projected future discoveries and major advancements in understanding dark matter and energy, black holes, the first stars in the universe, whether or not we live in a multiverse, whether life exists beyond Earth and “new physics.”
Where: Central Christian Church, Fellowship Hall, 109 Haili St., Hilo
When: 7:30 a.m. March 17
Details: Clothes, household items, tools, food and plants for sale. Parking in the back.
Contact: Sharon Shambaugh, 935-8025, office@CCChurchHilo.org
ST. PATRICK’S DAY MEAL AND SILENT AUCTION
Where: The Cooper Center, 19-4030 Wright Road, Volcano
When: 2 p.m. March 17
Details: Fundraising event featuring an authentic Irish meal, bar, children’s events and a silent auction. One entree and two sides, $10 adults, $5 children 10 and younger. Funds raised support community programs at the Cooper Center. Seeking event volunteers and donated desserts. Call or email the contact below for more information or to volunteer or donate.
Contact: Lina Ugalde, 936-9705, firstname.lastname@example.org
AN EVENING OF WINE AND CHEESE TASTING
Where: Hilo Woman’s Club, 7 Lele St., Hilo
When: 4 p.m. March 17
Details: Annual fundraiser event with live music by Jazzx2. Munch on delicious wines, cheeses and heavy pupus while being entertained. There also will be a silent auction. Tickets are $35. All proceeds are returned to the community via the club’s community donations programs. For more information, call 935-9838.
Contact: Jan Kuester, 895-5274, email@example.com
ANNUAL PAHOA LIBRARY BOOK SALE
Where: Pahoa Public Library, 15-3070 Pahoa Kalapana Road, Pahoa
When: 1 p.m. March 19; 10 a.m. March 20
Details: All kine books for keiki and adults. Enrich your life through reading and support the library’s programs at the same time.
Contact: Lee Maniscalco, 965-7182, firstname.lastname@example.org
“AN ACT OF DOG” — DOCUMENTARY SCREENING
When: 6 p.m. March 21
Details: This documentary tells the story of Mark Barone, an artist who sets out to paint 5,500 portraits after his partner, Marina Dervan, discovers the number of dogs killed every day in our nation’s shelters. When Marina shows Mark the evidence, he doesn’t want to look, but it’s the pure raw number that drives him to pick up his brush in an effort to change the status quo.
Contact: Ana Nawahine Kahoopii, 887-2022, email@example.com
ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH — LEI MAKING WITH KAIPO AH CHONG
When: 11 a.m. March 23, April 27, May 25, June 22, July 27, Aug. 24, Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 23 and Dec. 28
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.
Contact: Jenette, 967-8222, firstname.lastname@example.org
PINK FLOYD: DARK SIDE OF THE MOON PLANETARIUM ROCK SHOW
When: 7 p.m. March 23
Details: Lose yourself in the waves of colors, images, animations and fractals that dance along to this epic masterpiece. From “Breathe,” to “Money,” to “Eclipse,” the digital interpretation of the songs takes audiences on an immersive thrill ride for the senses.
PUNA SPRING FESTIVAL
Where: 16-492 Old Volcano Road, Keaau
When: Noon on March 24
Details: Come for fun, food, a live band and dancing. Free. Bring the whole family for keiki games, contests, prizes, a cool train ride, judo demonstrations, taiko, a boutique, crafts and a variety of vendors and more.
Contact: Satoshi Tomioka, 966-9981, email@example.com
A POETRY READING WITH “THE POETS OF 1958”
When: 7 p.m. March 29
Details: This trio of poets — Laura Mullen, Marthe Reed and Susan M. Schultz — each will read selections of their pieces covering a range of topics. The evening will be a unique opportunity to discuss poetry and hear the poets read their work as they share their powerful stories. Free, although a $5 donation to Volcano Art Center is appreciated.
Details: View star clusters, nebulae and galaxies live from the imaging telescopes at the Maunakea visitor center, all from the comfort of ‘Imiloa’s planetarium. Take a journey to explore the stars and celestial objects from the 9,000-foot level in real time.
When: 11 a.m. April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, Aug. 3, Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2 and Dec. 7
Details: Volcano musician Wes Awana invites visitors and kamaaina alike to share his love of the ukulele and Hawaiian music. He also will give family-friendly lessons on the iconic and inviting instrument. Free, but park fees apply.
When: 11 a.m. April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13, Aug. 10, Sept. 14 and Oct. 12
Details: Join master lei maker Randy Lee on the front porch and watch and learn as he passes on his knowledge and craftsmanship of the iconic Hawaiian lei. This hands-on workshop uses the freshest of ferns, leaves and flowers Lee gathers from the Ola‘a rain forests. Free, but park fees apply.
FIRST HILO CACAO AND CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL
Where: Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, 71 Banyan Drive, Hilo
When: 10 a.m. April 14
Details: Presented by the East Hawaii Cacao Association. A fun and informative free event to support and expand the growing and processing of cacao on Hawaii Island. Exhibits will show the complete chocolate making process; 500 free seedlings will be available to take home, with literature on growing and processing cacao. Representatives from many educational organizations also will be on hand and many of the island’s chocolatiers will have their products for sale at the event. A silent auction also is planned, with all proceeds going toward furthering the education and promotion of growing cacao here. Barefoot Chocolatini and Hawaii Forest and Trail also will offer three tours to OK Farms on the Wailuku River in Hilo between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.; seating limited to 12 people per tour.
Contact: Sherry Mees, 238-4194, firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com
13TH ANNUAL LAUPAHOEHOE MUSIC FESTIVAL
Where: Laupahoehoe Point Beach Park, Highway 19, Laupahoehoe
When: 9 a.m. April 21
Details: A day in the sun with family and friends in a unique community that is so welcoming, with a lineup of awesome entertainers, ono food, crafty vendors, a silent auction and tons of games — even a water slide this year. Tickets $15 in advance and $20 at the gate.
Contact: Shantell Urbanozo, 962-2200, Shantell.Urbanozo@lcpcs.org
SEVENTH ANNUAL BIG ISLAND CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL
Where: Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, 62-100 Kauna‘Oa Drive, Waimea
When: 9 a.m. April 27-28
Details: With the theme, “Chocolate Around the World,” this year’s chocolate extravaganza includes a cacao plantation tour at Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory in Keauhou, a college culinary competition and several public foodie and agriculture-themed seminars. Activities culminate 5-9 p.m. April 28 with the indoor-outdoor festival gala where you can enjoy a host of sweet and savory culinary stations presented by top isle chefs, chocolatiers and confectioners. Fun chocolate activities include chocolate body painting. Admission is $85.
Contact: Farsheed Bonakdar, 324-6100, firstname.lastname@example.org
HULA ARTS AT KILAUEA: MAY DAY IS LEI DAY
When: 11 a.m. May 1
Details: Lei Day honors the unique ways Hawaii’s multicultural traditions have woven together to create a more interesting, tolerant and beautiful community. Meet Volcano musician Wes Awana as he shares how to play local favorites on the ukulele. Also join the gallery as it shares the secrets to sewing the perfect lei and the proper protocol of giving of receiving a lei. Hundreds of fragrant blossoms and plant materials will be provided to you to embrace Lei Day. Free, but park fees apply.
When: 7 p.m. May 3, June 7, July 5, Aug. 2, Oct. 4 and Nov. 1
Details: An engaging, intimate “talk story” session with Hawaii Island’s hula practitioners who eat, sleep and live on the practice of hula and its associated arts. Embrace the opportunity to listen to kumu hula, longtime mumana (students) and artisans who live and breathe hula. Free, but park fees apply.
ANNUAL BIG ISLAND COIN CLUB AND COLLECTIBLES SHOW
Where: Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale, 799 Piilani St., Hilo
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
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
KAILUA-KONA HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENT
Where: Kailua-Kona Recycling and Transfer Station, Queen Kaahumanu Highway, Kealakehe
When: 7:30 a.m. June 2
Details: Free. For a list of acceptable and unacceptable materials, visit www.hawaiizerowaste.org/recycle/household-hazardous-waste/. Business/farm/nonprofit waste prohibited by law. No electronics or tires allowed.
Contact: George Hayducsko, 961-8942, email@example.com
HILO HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENT
Where: Hilo Recycling and Transfer Station
When: 7:30 a.m. June 16
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
SUNDAY CLAY — HIGH FIRE! POTTERY CLASSES
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.
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
Where: Church of the Holy Apostles, 1407 Kapiolani St., Hilo
When: 5:30 p.m. Mondays and 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
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, 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
MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ JAM
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.
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
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.
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.
HAVE FUN WITH WATERCOLOR
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.
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
MEMBERSHIP AND PATRON DRIVE
Where: Hawaii Plantation Museum, 27-246 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Papaikou
When: Through Dec. 31
Details: The museum is a nonprofit organization located in the old Yoshiyama Store, formerly the Onomea Sugar Plantation Store. Its mission and purpose is to collect, preserve and exhibit Hawaii Island sugar plantation artifacts and small business memorabilia for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations.
Contact: Sharri Thornton or Christal Subica, 937-2760, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
COUNTRY/WESTERN DANCE CLASS WITH DENISE
When: 6:15 p.m. (call or email for days)
Details: Through March 7. Features two step, swing, waltz and other requests. Learn to spin, dip and weave through traffic. Call or email for more specific information.
Contact: Denise Westbrook, 970-739-6771, email@example.com
LEARN TO DANCE SALSA WITH DENISE
Where: Holy Apostles Episcopal Church, 1407 Kapiolani St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. (call or email for days)
Details: Through March 6. Get a strong foundation and variations that will last a lifetime. First lesson is $1. Call or email for more specific 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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