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Arts & Exhibits
TODAY, April 28
LOLI‘ANA: A NATIVE HAWAIIAN EXHIBIT
Where: East Hawaii Cultural Center, 141 Kalakaua St., Hilo
When: Regular center hours through May 25
Details: The concept is to exhibit artists who are native born and were raised with cultural and spiritual values that empower their work today. Contemporary thought and visual imagery are encouraged to inquire about the changes that have impacted Native Hawaiians and native culture, to also seek which values should be preserved and what perceptions could be altered to facilitate a healthy evolution as natives, non-natives and a mixed ethnic and cultural community.
Contact: Monique Ortiz, 961-5711, firstname.lastname@example.org
STUDENT ART EXHIBITION
Where: Puna Gallery and Gift Emporium, 15-2901b, Pahoa Village Road, Pahoa
When: 5 p.m. May 11-13
Details: Features student works, which will be sold via silent auction. Any money generated during the student art show will be split between the featured student and their school art programs and classes.
Contact: Amedeo Markoff, 937-4146, email@example.com
Where: Taishoji Soto Mission, 275 Kinoole St., Hilo
When: 1:30 p.m. today
Details: First of two zen classes scheduled. Call or email to register. Free; donations accepted.
Contact: The Rev. Shinsho Hata, 935-8407, firstname.lastname@example.org
MONDAY, April 30
ASSESSING STRUCTURE IGNITION POTENTIAL FROM WILDFIRE
Where: Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows, 68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive, Kohala Coast
When: 8 a.m. Monday and Tuesday
Details: This NFPA classroom training will enable attendees to confidently assess structure ignition potential and recommend appropriate mitigation measures for homes and other structures in residential areas exposed to wildfire hazards. Sessions are taught by wildland fire specialists who understand how and why homes and communities are destroyed during wildfire events and the simple things residents can do to minimize property loss.
Contact: Pablo Akira Beimler, 885-0900, email@example.com
FAIR HOUSING SEMINAR – FREE
Where: Aupuni Center Conference Room
When: 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday
Details: April is Fair Housing Month. This year’s theme is “50 Years of Opening Doors.” Free event will include continuing education opportunities. Topics to be discussed include a review of state and federal fair housing laws, public housing and reasonable accommodations and the Section 8 housing choice vouchers program. Public invited, but seating is limited, so RSVP today at the number or email below or register at www.hawaiiislandrealtors.org/Fair-Housing.
Contact: Ashley Mejia, 935-0827, firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE DATABASES AND ONLINE CLASSES
Where: Laupahoehoe Public Library, 35-2065 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Laupahoehoe
When: 6 p.m. Monday
Details: Learn about these unique and free services offered through the Hawaii State Library System from the comfort of home using your library card. Databases offer free services such as ebooks, audiobooks, emagazines, online language learning, online certificate programs, ancestry research and much more. Attendees are encouraged to bring a device, on which they can try out some of these wonderful resources, and a valid library card. All ages welcome; children ages 12 and younger need to be accompanied by an adult.
Contact: Susan Collins, 962-2229, email@example.com
WEDNESDAY, May 2
IPAD 2 FOR SENIORS
Where: SeniorTech, UH-Hilo, PBC 7, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo
When: 9 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday
Details: Hands-on, in-depth look at the 30-plus apps that come on your iPad. This class assumes you already know the basics about using the iPad and want to learn more to become an intermediate/power user. Bring your iPad and Apple ID and password. Cost is $50; daily parking fee $3. Limit four students.
Contact: June Knell, 932-7928, firstname.lastname@example.org
THURSDAY, May 3
LET’S GET YOUR BUSINESS ON THE MAP WITH GOOGLE
Where: Hawaii Innovation Center, 117 Keawe St., Hilo
When: 9 a.m. Thursday
Details: Free workshop to help you get started and claim your Google business listing and get your business online. Register at www.hisbdc.org by Wednesday (May 2).
Contact: Lydia Santiago, 933-0776, email@example.com
FRIDAY, May 4
EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION WORKSHOP
When: 8:30 a.m. Friday
Details: Training explores how everyone wants to be recognized, appreciated, thanked and rewarded for their professional contributions. Discover what is gained when regular, positive acknowledgment is active within an organization or team. For registration, tuition and scholarship information, call the number below or visit www.hawaiimediation.org.
Contact: Al-Qawi Majidah, 935-7844, firstname.lastname@example.org
BRINGING IT TO LIFE (MAKE YOUR COLORS GLOW) WITH ESTHER SZEGEDY
Where: Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Road, Volcano
When: 9 a.m. May 5
Details: Explore new art techniques using wax pastels and create your own two-dimensional piece of artwork on black pastel paper with a velvety surface. This workshop is about blending colors to make your subject look three-dimensional and come to life. Learn how to use layers of color to make the result more interesting. Cost is $45 or $40 for VAC members, plus a $10 supply fee per person. Beginner and intermediate artists welcome. To register, call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.
Contact: Alyssa Johnasen, 967-8222, email@example.com
LEARN THE SECRETS TO GROWING GIANT FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Where: Komohana Research and Extension Center, D-202, 875 Komohana St., Hilo
When: 10 a.m. May 5
Details: Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn from experienced growers. RSVP requested.
Contact: Becky Settlage, 969-8213, firstname.lastname@example.org
FOOD FROM WOOD
Where: Society for Kona’s Education and Art, 84-5191 Mamalahoa Highway, Captain Cook
When: Noon on May 5
Details: Learn how to grow edible and medicinal mushrooms on logs, stumps and wood chips. Cost is $55. Call or email to register.
Contact: Donna Stiles, 328-9392, email@example.com
When: 1:30 p.m. May 5
Details: Second of two zen classes scheduled. Call or email to register. Free; donations accepted.
ZENTANGLE BLENDED BLOOMS
Where: Hawaii Creative Retreats Studio, 614 Kilauea Ave., Suite 103, No. 25, Hilo
When: 1 p.m. May 6
Details: Combine patterns to create unique flowers and sunbursts. No experience necessary; all materials included. Cost is $30; class size limited. Register at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.
Contact: Sara Krosch, 520-389-0620, firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT IS ASTROLOGY?
Where: Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo
When: 5 p.m. May 8
Details: Astrology is the study of the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies and how these influence human affairs and terrestrial events. Come and learn more.
Contact: Justin Rajkowski, 933-8890, email@example.com
LANDSCAPING WITH NATIVE HAWAIIAN PLANTS WITH ZACH MERMEL
When: 9 a.m. May 12
Details: In this hand-on workshop, interact firsthand with a variety of native plants found throughout Hawaii Island’s various microclimates and learn how to integrate these allies into your outdoor ecosystem. Cost is $35 or $30 for VAC members. To register, call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF WINE AND WATERCOLORS
When: 4 p.m. May 15
Details: Learn how to transfer a photo onto watercolor paper and all the basic techniques needed to create a lovely painting of a picture. During the class, participants will enjoy a sampling of several wines from Grapes – A Wine Store in Hilo. Cost is $35 or $30 for VAC members, plus a $17 supply fee. A still-life photo will be provided for students to paint. Space is limited; preregistration required. To register, call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.
KAPA MAKING WITH ROEN HUFFORD
When: 9 a.m. May 19
Details: Traditional Hawaiian paper making with home-grown wauke. Learn how to beat and process wauke into paper cloth. Visit www.ehcc.org to register.
Contact: Kanani Daley, 961-5711, firstname.lastname@example.org
ADULT JEWELRY CLASS WITH ALEX MIDDLETON
When: Noon on May 19
Details: Learn to make your own jewelry. Tools and supplies will be provided, and sign-up is required at the reference desk. Limited seating of 10 participants. Recommended for ages 16 and older.
CREATIVE RETREAT — AFFIRMATIONS AND BODY SCRUBS
When: 2 p.m. May 20
Details: Learn about the power of personal affirmations and make your own natural body scrubs. All materials included. Space limited. Cost is $25. Register at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.
INTRO TO AIKIDO
Where: Aikido of Hilo, No. 203, 29 Shipman St., Hilo
When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning May 23
Details: Exercise your body, mind and spirit with this Japanese martial art, which is 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. Special rate of $60 for this six-week session. Other class times for adults, teens and youth available; also a special $10 session of aikido exercise class for seniors.
Contact: Barbara Klein, 935-2454, AikidoOfHilo@gmail.com
COGNITIVE ENHANCEMENT BY MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION
When: 12:30 p.m. May 26
Details: Forensic neuropsychologist Harold Hall and panel members from the University of Hawaii at Hilo discuss the benefits of mindfulness and meditation. Cost is $35;
$15 for students and seniors. Workshop covers four continuing education credits for mental health professionals and others.
SEW SIMPLE — PARTY BUNTING
When: 2 p.m. May 27
Details: Bring your own sewing machine and a yard of cotton fabric; all other materials included. Space limited. Cost is $20. Register online at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.
CREATIVE PLAY AND EXPRESSION
Where: The Society for Kona’s Education & Art, 84-5191 Mamalahoa Highway, Captain Cook
When: 12:30 p.m. June 2, 9 and 16
Details: Explorations in the visual arts and pottery for students ages 11-18. To register, call or email the contact below.
HULA ARTS AT KILAUEA: ALOHA FRIDAY PROGRAM
Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
When: 11 a.m. 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, email@example.com
BIG ISLAND COIN CLUB
Where: Kamana Senior Center, 127 Kamana St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. Thursday
Details: Preparations will be finalized for BICC’s 12th annual Coin, Antique & Collectibles Show.
Contact: Steve Nemeth, 430-1472, firstname.lastname@example.org
BIG ISLAND PRESS CLUB 2018 SCHOLARSHIP DINNER
Where: Seaside Restaurant, 1790 Kalanianaole Ave., Hilo
When: 5:30 p.m. Thursday
Details: Scholarship winners will be honored. Career newspaperman Mike Middlesworth, former Honolulu Advertiser managing editor, will be guest speaker. No-host cocktails followed by dinner featuring prime rib and macadamia-crusted mahimahi. Cost is $35 members/$40 nonmembers. Tickets or no-refund RSVPs; order online at https://bigislandpressclub.eventbrite.com/ or send check to BIPC, P.O. Box 1920, Hilo, HI 96721. For more information or to RSVP, call Jim Wilson at 987-5894.
Contact: John Burnett, 930-7328, email@example.com
COFFEE AND ELECTRIC VEHICLE GATHERING
Where: Sirius Coffee Connection, 15-2874 Pahoa Village Road, Pahoa
Details: Join the Big Island Electric Vehicle Association with a few of the group’s EV owners who will be available to share their knowledge and experiences.
Contact: Noel Morin, 987-7428, firstname.lastname@example.org
SENIORS OF PARADISE MEETING
Where: Hawaiian Paradise Park Community Center, 15-1570 Makuu Drive, Keaau
When: 9:30 a.m. May 7
Details: Business meeting to be followed by May Day is Lei Day. Come make a head lei to celebrate. We also will be hosting a speaker from Voter Registration who will be registering voters for the coming election. A potluck lunch follows. First Monday of each month. Anyone 55 and older is welcome to attend.
Contact: Gail Lakritz, 498-4361, email@example.com
HAWAII PHOTO SHOOTERS
Where: Komohana Research and Extension Center, Room D-202, 875 Komohana St., Hilo
When: 6 p.m. May 10
Details: Nancy Chaney will discuss “Cropping,” demonstrating how she would crop an image to improve its composition. She also will share images from her recent visit to Indonesia. Free; open to the public.
Contact: Lee Schechtman, 969-8258, firstname.lastname@example.org
DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS CHAPTER NO. 6 HILO
When: 1 p.m. May 12
Details: Dedicated to empowering veterans, their families and widows by ensuring they have access to their full range of benefits. Group provides free, professional assistance for obtaining these benefits and services, outreach programs and representation at all governing bodies. Anyone, 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 still on active service are eligible for membership. Second Saturday of each month.
Contact: Myron, 218-779-5044, DAV.email@example.com
FIRST CANOE RACING REGATTA OF THE SEASON FOR THE BIG ISLAND
Where: Kailua-Kona Pier and Kamakahonu Bay
When: 7:30 a.m. May 26
Details: Kicking off the 2018 Moku O Hawaii Outrigger Racing Association’s season is Kai ’Ehitu Outrigger team’s 36th annual Papa Kimitete Memorial Regatta in loving memory of the club’s founder, Pierre “Papa” Kimitete. Free community event features a full day of exciting competition from all of the association’s Big Island clubs, food booths, farmers and craft vendors and more.
Contact: Kamaile Ynigues, 987-3935, firstname.lastname@example.org
HILO HIGH CLASS OF 1965
Where: University Heights Park, 360 Kawili St., Hilo
When: 4 p.m. June 8
Details: Mini reunion potluck. Paper goods, coffee/tea and rice will be provided. Bring your own beverages and coolers. Desserts and pupus will be appreciated. No hibachi. Bring ukulele, guitar, music sheets for a jam session.
Contact: Bobbi Miyashiro, 935-3890, email@example.com
AUTHOR TALK WITH NEENA ROUMELL, PH.D.
When: 5 p.m. Wednesday
Details: Roumell will present and talk about her new book, “Attachment Fathering,” which reaches out to new parents to help strengthen the bond between fathers and babies and reinforce the opportunity for strong attachments and sensitive parenting.
13TH ANNUAL NATIONAL CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS DAY EVENT
Where: Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale, 799 Piilani St., Hilo
When: 3 p.m. Friday
Details: Celebrate individuality with this event raising awareness about children’s mental health on the Big Island. Free admission. Free chili and rice (while supplies last). Sign-waving, community provider booths, youth performances, interactive games, activities, entertainment and prizes.
Contact: Jesse Floyd, 936-4061, firstname.lastname@example.org
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP — MALAMA KA PILI PA‘A
Where: Hui Malama Ola Na Oiwi, 1438 Kilauea Ave., Hilo
When: 5:30 p.m. May 8
Details: Meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month and includes a potluck. Cancer survivors and their caregivers welcome.
Contact: Paulette K. Ke, 217-5654, email@example.com
THE BASICS OF ALZHEIMER’S
When: 5 p.m. May 16
Details: If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts. Presentation will cover symptoms and effects of Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia, causes and risk factors, how to find out if it’s Alzheimer’s disease, benefits of early detection, treatment and ways the Alzheimer’s Association can help.
OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP
Where: Hilo Medical Center cafeteria, 1190 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo
When: 11:30 a.m. May 19
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
COGNITIVE ENHANCEMENT FROM MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION
Where: Taishoji Soto Zen Mission, 275 Kinoole St, Hilo
When: 1 p.m. May 26
Details: Strategies using mindfulness and meditation are discussed and demonstrated with contributions from neuroscience, psychology and Buddhism. In particular, demonstrated methods include Zen meditation (zazen), kinhin (walking meditation) and others. A seven-step cognitive enhancement sequence is presented by working through the neuropsychological dimensions from attention to executive behavior. More than 150 pages of handout materials; 100 percent of tuition to Taishoji Mission ($35 each; $15 for seniors, students and people with special needs).
Contact: The Rev. Shinsho Hata, 935-8407, firstname.lastname@example.org
Just for Keiki
RECYCLING CRAFTS FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS
Details: Turn trash into something to treasure. Stop by the children’s room and create with recycled materials. Free; materials will be provided. Children younger than 5 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
Contact: Gretchen Andrews, 933-8890, email@example.com
CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK EVENT
Where: Basically Books, 1672 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo
When: 1 p.m. May 5
Details: Celebrate Children’s Book Week and Boy’s Day with a read aloud to keiki event and free activity pages and coloring sheets. Pick up colorful bookmarks. Vote online for Children’s and Teens Book Awards at everychildareader.net.
Contact: Christine Reed, 961-0144, firstname.lastname@example.org
ATARI GAME DAY FOR TEENS AND TWEENS
When: 1:30 p.m. May 12
Details: Try our new Atari Flashback 7 video game kit. Two players can play at one time. Bring your gaming partner or meet a new one. Registration required; sign up in the children’s room. Free and open to ages 11-17.
SCAVENGER BUNNY HUNT
When: 2 p.m. May 23
Details: Bunnies have escaped and are hiding in the children’s department. The library needs your help to gather them up. Children find nine bunnies dressed as famous characters using a special name book. Appropriate for ages 5 and older. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation because of a disability, contact the library at least seven days before the program.
SKEA SUMMER ART CAMP
Where: The Society for Kona’s Education and Art, 84-5191 Mamalahoa Highway, Captain Cook
When: 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, June 11-22
Details: For students ages 6-11. For more information or to register, call or email the contact below.
LOST MUMMY: ESCAPE THE ROOM
When: 1 p.m. July 14
Details: As an explorer, you have always loved Egypt. It’s where your great-grandfather, Howard Carter, discovered the remains of the ancient pharaoh Tutankhamen. On a walk beside the Nile River, you and some friends suddenly feel the ground shift, sending you all tumbling down a stony shaft. Recovering from the fall, you find yourself trapped in an ancient tomb. The thick layer of dust makes it clear that the chamber has rested undisturbed for thousands of years. The only doorway is sealed shut by an ancient stone lock. You must find your way out with only your grandfather’s trusted diary to guide you with hints and tips. If you don’t, this chamber also might become your tomb. The challenge is to unlock the door by aligning the ancient stones. Players work in teams of four to six to solve the puzzle and escape the room within one hour. Program suitable for children ages 10-12. Register with the children’s department to participate. Program schedule subject to change. Contact the library 15 days in advance to request special accommodations or a sign language interpreter.
THE YOUTH ARTS SERIES: SUMMER 2018
When: 8 a.m. July 16-27
Details: Monday through Friday for two weeks. Registration deadline is 4 p.m. June 5. Cost is $125 for nonmembers, $105 for members per student, per week; students can register for each week individually or consecutively. Projects will be different in each week. Classes could be canceled if minimum enrollment is not met; in the event of which, enrollment fees will be refunded. A midmorning snack will be provided by EHCC, but a second snack brought by student for lunch is encouraged; lunch will not be provided. To register, visit ehcc.org.
Contact: Monique Ortiz, 961-5711, YAS@ehcc.org
LALAKEA TRAILS CLEANUP
Where: Parking lot at Lokoaka Street
Details: Join Leleiwi Community Association members in maintaining three jungle trails that lead to pristine, cool lagoons. Bring your suit to swim afterward. Tools, gloves and mosquito repellant provided. Wear covered-toed shoes and work clothes. All abilities welcome.
Contact: Sarah Moon, email@example.com, 935-3475
BIG ISLAND ROAD RUNNERS SCHOLARSHIP 5K RUN
Where: Reeds Bay Beach Park, Banyan Drive, Hilo
When: 7:30 a.m. May 20
Details: This low-key run is in honor of our graduating seniors’ scholarship awards. For all ages. Day of race only registration starts at 6:30 a.m. Cost is $10 for nonmembers, $5 for members.
Contact: David Cotter, 747-2477, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: VFW Post 3820, 15-775 Maluhia Road, Nanawale Estates
When: 6 p.m. today
Details: Fish-fry dinner includes baked potato, coleslaw, dinner roll and desserts. Donation of $10. Dine in or take out. Canteen opens at 5 p.m. All welcome.
Contact: Freda Hart, 965-7032, email@example.com
Where: The Black Box, 1133 Manono St., Bay 8, Hilo
When: 8 p.m. today
Details: Structured freestyle to all genres of music. The only rule is that if you are on the dance floor, you must be dancing. No skill or experience required to participate. Just come and have fun. Drinks, desserts and snacks will be for sale. Sit down when you like, dance when you like, listen to the prompts to get your creative groove going or just do your own thing. Must be 18 or older to attend; $5 cover.
Contact: Pier Sircello, 990-7163, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Fraternal Order of Eagles, Keaau Aerie, 16-111 Opukahaia St., Keaau
When: 6 p.m. Friday
Details: Choice of entree: boneless sirloin steak cooked to order on the outdoor grill or fish battered with panko. Dinner includes baked potato, rice, salad, desserts and coffee. Other beverages can be purchased. Cost is $10. Enjoy karaoke after dinner.
Contact: Richard Robbins, 965-0133, email@example.com
Where: VFW Post 3830, 15-775 Maluhia Road, Nanawale Estates
When: 9 a.m. May 6
Details: Bacon, scrambled eggs, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, fruit cocktail, tea and coffee for a donation of $8; children ages 7-12 are $5 and 6 and younger are free. All welcome.
DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES
Where: Merriman’s, 65-1227 Opelo Road, Waimea
When: 2 p.m. today
Details: These award-winning singer-songwriters perform live acoustic pop, classics, Hawaiian, folk, country and more. Great food, great people, great music.
Contact: Dennis Soares, 345-1800, firstname.lastname@example.org
HUI KAKO‘O BENEFIT CONCERT SERIES
Where: Keauhou Shopping Center, 78-6831 Alii Drive, No. 232, Kailua-Kona
When: 5 p.m. today
Details: Enjoy the music of Mauka Soul followed by Na Hoku Hanohano award-winning slack key guitarist John Keawe. Admission is two cans of food that will be donated to the Food Basket. Bring more than two cans and get an entry form for a chance to win a prize from one of the concert sponsors.
Contact: Tasha, 369-1587, email@example.com
MARK YAMANAKA AND KRIS FUCHIGAMI CONCERT
Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. today
Details: Yamanaka, Hilo’s own falsetto champion and multiple Na Hoku Hanohano award winner, teams up with Fuchigami, also a Hilo native, known for his astounding licks on the ukulele, to bring you a special evening of Hawaiian music. Mehana Brewery beers will be available for purchase.
Contact: Sheron Bee, 934-7010, firstname.lastname@example.org
SOUL TOWN ROCK ’N’ ROLL DANCE
Details: Dance to and enjoy music from the 1960s and ’70s. Cover charge of $5 for the band. Food plates and beverages available to purchase.
SUNDAY, April 29
BOBBY RENO BAND LIVE
Where: Alibi Tavern, 16-655 Pahoa Highway, Keaau
When: 7 p.m. Sunday
Details: Celebrate all the April birthdays with the best rockin’ country band in Hawaii. Enjoy country, old and new, with Big Island-inspired original songs. Must be 21 or older; no cover.
Contact: Sam Lightning, 965-1169, email@example.com
“7 DAYS IN ENTEBBE”
When: 7 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday
Details: Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing. In July 1976, four terrorists hijack an Air France flight from Tel-Aviv to Paris and force the flight crew to land in Entebbe, Uganda. There, the Jewish passengers are kept hostage with their safety contingent on the release of dozens of terrorists jailed in Israel, Germany and Sweden. After considerable debate, the Israeli government employs the Israeli Defense Force to execute a daring rescue.
TUESDAY, May 1
HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE BANDSTAND
Where: Mo‘oheau Park Bandstand, 329 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo
When: 11 a.m. Tuesday
Details: Lively performance of Hawaiian music and hula with Christy Leina‘ala Lassiter and friends. Free; includes cultural workshop making lei kupe‘e.
Contact: Dinnie Kysar, 896-7284, firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE LECTURE ON MULTICULTURALISM
Where: UH-Hilo, UCB 100, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo
Details: Guest speaker Gary Y. Okihiro is a nationally acclaimed scholar and founder and teacher of Asian-American and comparative ethnic studies. He is a visiting professor of American studies at Yale University, professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University and the founding director of Columbia’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race.
Contact: Patsy Iwasaki, 932-7074, email@example.com
THE FIRE MOUNTAIN BAND
Where: Lava Shack, 15-2929 Pahoa Village Road, Pahoa
Details: Dance to or simply enjoy great rocking country music by current artists as well as the Eagles, Allman Brothers and a little smoking blues. No cover.
Contact: Michael Golden, 982-9360, firstname.lastname@example.org
“NEXT TO NORMAL”
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and May 5; 2:30 p.m. May 6 and 13
Details: Don’t miss this unflinching and powerful rock musical about a suburban family grappling with the effects of mental illness. Tickets available at www.hiloplayers.org and Basically Books in Hilo.
Contact: Randal McEndree, 442-268-0891, email@example.com
JOINT AUTHORS READING
Where: Volcano Garden Arts, 19-3834 Old Volcano Road, Volcano
When: 4 p.m. May 5
Details: Volcano writers Bryan Furer, Lehua Wells and Janet Carpenter will be joined by Waimea writers Eliza Cahill, Cecilia Johansen, Joy Fisher and Jada Tan Rufo. After the readings, audience members will have an opportunity to question the writers about their work and writing lives. Pupus and wine will be served.
Contact: Joy Fisher, 238-0551, firstname.lastname@example.org
WE ARE N2 DANCE CONCERT
Where: YWCA, 145 Ululani St., Hilo
When: 2 and 7 p.m. May 5
Details: N2 Dance proudly presents a dance and vocal concert showcasing 60 talented dancers and singers. The show will feature performances in hip-hop, b-boy, jazz, contemporary, hula, vocals and song and dance. A food concession and silent auction also will be held to support company students who are competing in dance and vocal competitions in Honolulu and San Diego this summer. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $5 from company members and at Big Island Book Buyers, Keaau Natural Foods and Pahoa Used Books; tickets are $10 at the door.
Contact: Angela Woods, 895-4744, email@example.com
Where: Hilo Elks Lodge, 150 Kinoole St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. May 5
Details: Dance to the swinging music of the Jazz Mele band — classic jazz standards, swing, jump blues, boogie woogie and Latin tunes. Hosted by the Hilo Hep Cats. Beginner-friendly lesson followed by open dancing. Sliding scale entry fee $10-$20 or $5 with a pupu to share. All ages welcome.
Contact: Lou Ann Gurney, 982-6012, firstname.lastname@example.org
THE JEFF GAETH QUARTET
When: 6 p.m. May 5
Details: Live jazz music the first Saturday of each month. No cover.
Contact: Lava Shack, 965-6644, email@example.com
UH-HILO SPRING CHORAL CONCERT
Where: UH-Hilo Performing Arts Center, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo
When: 2 p.m. May 6
Details: The Kapili Choir and University Chorus join the Hilo Community Chorus to present “We Sing the Spring.” The first half of the concert features a performance of renowned choral composer John Rutter’s composition “Requiem.” The second half showcases each of the choirs in their own set of songs. Tickets are $10 general, $7 discount and $5 UH-Hilo/Hawaii Community College students (with a valid student ID) and children 17 and younger, and are available by calling the box office or visiting www.artscenter.uhh.hawaii.edu.
Contact: Amy Horst, 640-2898, firstname.lastname@example.org
When: 11 a.m. May 8
Details: Hoku Pa‘a featuring Darlene Ahuna, Tani Waipa and Ku‘ehu Mauga will entertain with Hawaiian music and hula. Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna will provide a cultural workshop. Free.
JOYCE YANG, PIANO
When: 7:30 p.m. May 9
Details: The youngest-ever Van Cliburn Competition prize winner in 2005, Yang will perform music by Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Grieg, Clara Schumann and others. Tickets ($25 general/$20 60+/$10 student) at usual outlets.
Contact: Tom Geballe, 959-4064, email@example.com
PARADISE PAC GOES TO TV LAND!
When: 6 p.m. May 12
Details: Enjoy a magical trip down memory lane while revisiting some of your favorite TV classics, commercials, game shows and so much more. Students ranging in age from 2-13 years old will showcase acting, ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop and the event features Keiki Music, Anuenue Children’s Chorus and Anuenue Glee Club. Special guests will be Harmony on Tap, Puna Men’s Chorus and the Young Masters of the Ukulele. General admission is $15; special pricing for seniors 55 and older, children 12 and younger and students is $12. Only one performance. Tickets only available at the Palace Theater.
Contact: Nadia Schlosser, 818-675-7275, Nadia5678@gmail.com
MOTHER’S DAY CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT
When: 3 p.m. May 13
Details: Treat your mother, or yourself, to beautiful music by the Volcano Chamber Players, a string quartet, and complimentary pupu. Beverages will be available for purchase. Works by classical composers Mozart, Haydn and Mendelssohn and British composer Karl Jenkins will be featured, along with popular works by Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Henry Mancini and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Tickets are $25 or $20 for VAC members and can be purchased by calling VAC or visiting www.volcanoartcenter.org.
When: 11 a.m. May 15
Details: Lively hour of Hawaiian entertainment with Ricky Alaniz and hula maiden Noe Noe Kekaualua. All welcome. A cultural workshop making lei kupe‘e is included. Free.
Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, 1 Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
When: 10:30 a.m. 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
W.A. MOZART’S “REQUIEM”
Where: Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows, 68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive, Waimea
When: 4 p.m. May 19
Details: Kona Choral Society presents its spring concert. World-renowned Joseph Flummerfelt will be guest conductor. The Grammy award-winning maestro was named Musical America’s 2004 conductor of the year and in 2016 retired after 44 years of choral preparation for the New York Philharmonic.
Contact: Lolly Davis, 987-4891, email@example.com
CENTER STAGE IS OUT OF THIS WORLD
When: 7 p.m. May 19; 3 p.m. May 20
Details: Annual dance event featuring keiki through adult students and instructors in ballet, hip-hop, tap and contemporary dance. Tickets can be prepurchased at Center Stage Dance Alliance or Basically Books in Hilo.
Contact: Suzanne Swanson, 990-7163, firstname.lastname@example.org
When: 11 a.m. May 22 and 29
Details: Lively hour of music and hula with Halau Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna. Hawaiian cultural workshop included. Free.
KDEN’S AUDITIONS FOR “OLIVER”
Where: Kilauea Theater, Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
When: 6:30 p.m. May 22-23
Details: Parts for all ages and ability. Auditioneers should be prepared to sing a song that best shows their vocal range and dress comfortably to move on stage. There will be cold readings as well. Performances are in July. Foe more information, call or email.
Contact: Suzi Bond, 982-7344, email@example.com
WAIAKEA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HO‘IKE
Where: Edith Kanaka‘ole Multi-purpose Stadium, 350 Kalanikoa St., Hilo
When: 9:15 a.m. May 23
Details: Students in each grade level will perform to celebrate this year’s theme, “Inspiring Spaces, Inspiring Places.” The public is invited. Free.
Contact: Cori Lyn Shikuma, 990-3877, firstname.lastname@example.org
CABARET AND ART AT THE BLACK BOX
Where: The Black Box, 1133 Manono St., Hilo
When: 9 p.m. May 25
Details: Michael Stevens sings songs by Sondheim, Cole Porter, John Lennon and more. Danielle Dawn provides an interactive art installation. Come for late night entertainment and fun. Drink local coffee, awa and teas. Snack on locally made desserts while enjoying the cool late night ambience of Hilo’s newest entertainment venue. Part of the proceeds of this event will go to the Hanai Hamakua Adoption and Foster Care Ministry and Center Stage Dance Alliance. Cover of $5.
WEST HAWAII DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS THE CINDERELLA BALLET
Where: Kahilu Theatre, 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Waimea
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 also will 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
FABULOUS FABLES OF INDIA: MYTH AND MUSIC
When: 4:30 p.m. May 30
Details: Program combines storytelling and music to recount the story and raga of Durga, a goddess of India and South Asia who is celebrated for 10 days every year. Take a journey to India accompanied by an ensemble of storytellers, dancers and musicians. The group will bring to life three tales of heroism, romanticism and grit, featuring classical Indian ragas on North Indian instruments.
All Kine Stuffs
10TH ANNUAL KA’U COFFEE FESTIVAL
Where: Multiple venues
When: Today through 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
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FAIR
Where: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1373 Kilauea Ave., Hilo
When: 7 a.m. today
Details: Are you prepared for the next hurricane, tsunami, earthquake, flooding, power outage, lava flow, house fire, loss of employment, pandemic or dock worker strike? Learn how you can be more ready.
Contact: Angie Woods, 796-9754, AngieWoods@ldspublicaffairs.org
SEVENTH ANNUAL BIG ISLAND CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL
Where: Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, 62-100 Kauna‘Oa Drive, Waimea
When: 9 a.m. today
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, email@example.com
DEFENSE COMMISSARY AGENCY — COMMISSARY ON-SITE “CASE LOT SALE”
Where: Armed Forces Reserve Center Gym, 1304 Kekuanaoa St., Hilo
When: 9 a.m. today; 8 a.m. Sunday
When: Only those with military IDs will be allowed access. Two guests will be allowed to accompany a military ID cardholder on April 28 only.
Contact: Robert Usagawa, 557-4052, firstname.lastname@example.org
HPP RADIO DAY
Details: Everyone invited. Learn about ham radio and see live demonstrations of radio technology. Free. For information, contact Mike Stratton (KH6PAC) at email@example.com.
Contact: Russell Roberts, 962-5304, firstname.lastname@example.org
KA‘U UNITY CELEBRATION
Where: Ka’u District Gym, 96-1149 Kamani St., Pahala,
When: 10 a.m. today
Details: A community event dedicated to showcasing youth talents in the areas of art, dance, music and drama.
Contact: Elijah Navarro, 928-3102, email@example.com
POETRY AT BASICALLY BOOKS
Details: Kimberly Dark’s new book of poetry, “Love and Errors,” will be
available. Dark also will share her work and sign copies of the book. Joining Dark will be Tanya Yamanaka Aynessazian, Jim Larsen, Alex Stitt and Zach Street, each reading from the new book and sharing a bit of their own work.
Contact: Christine Reed, 961-0144, firstname.lastname@example.org
ORCHIDLAND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION SEMIANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Where: OLCA Hui Hoaloha, Orchidland Drive and 36th Avenue, Keaau
Details: Potluck social event. More information at www.Orchidland.org.
Contact: Steve Lyon, 464-5598, OrchidlandCommunityAssociation@gmail.com
COME TO THE CABARET
Where: UH-Hilo, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo
When: 5:30 p.m. today
Details: Big Island Ballroom Dance Club 11th anniversary dance and dinner. Couples and singles are 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. There also will be a featured exhibition dance. Tickets are $40 at the door.
Contact: Erik Cleveland, 934-8071, email@example.com
Where: Hilo Drag Strip Kart track
When: 7 a.m. Sunday
Details: The Big Island of Hawaii Region SCCA hosts the 2018 PAX/RTP Championship Event No. 4. Open to spectators and competitors. Come out and watch, ride along with competitors or compete with your own car. Classifications exist for most street vehicles.
Contact: Tim Minick, 896-1333, firstname.lastname@example.org
MOUNTAIN VIEW LIBRARY SPRING BOOK AND BAKE SALE
Where: Mountain View Public/School Library, 1235 Volcano Highway, Mountain View
When: Noon on Monday through Wednesday
Details: Adult fiction, nonfiction, children’s and young adult books, audio and DVDs, along with freshly baked goods at great prices.
Contact: Claudia Ziroli, 938-2144, email@example.com
VINTAGE FILMS OF OLD HAWAII
Details: May Day is Lei Day, and the Palace Theater is offering vintage films of Old Hawaii, including a lei-making film from the 1900s. Free.
HULA ARTS AT KILAUEA: MAY DAY IS LEI DAY
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.
HAMAKUA SWCD BOARD MEETING
Where: Teleconference between USDA-NRCS Hilo, Waimea and Kealakekua field offices
When: 4 p.m. Tuesday
Details: Public invited to attend.
Contact: Kanoe Malani, 933-8363, firstname.lastname@example.org
WAIAKEA HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR AWARDS
Where: Waiakea High School cafeteria, 155 W. Kawili St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. Tuesday
Details: Students in the class of 2018 will be honored for their distinguished achievements in academics and service. Department awards, special honors and scholarships will be presented. Light refreshments; all welcome.
Contact: Donna Tanabe, 974-4888, email@example.com
HAWAII WILDFIRE SUMMIT
Where: Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows, 68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive, Kohala Cost
When: 8 a.m. Wednesday through Friday
Details: Make use of this unique opportunity to learn, share and collaborate with others who deal with wildfire in their work and communities throughout Hawaii and the Pacific. Presentations and workshops you would otherwise have to attend on the mainland also will be a highlight of the event, offering a chance to connect with national-level programs, research and trainings.
When: 7 p.m. Thursday and 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.
“THE NEXT AMERICAN REVOLUTION”
Details: The America in Crisis Series presents this documentary, featuring distinguished historian and political economist Gar Alperovitz, who lays out the processes already underway throughout the United States to check monopolistic corporate power, democratize wealth and empower communities. Discussion follows. Free.
Contact: Noelie Rodriguez, 963-6966, firstname.lastname@example.org
When: 11 a.m. Friday and 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.
BENEFIT AND BIRTHDAY PARTY
Where: The Stables, 15-859 Kahakai Blvd., Pahoa
When: 5 p.m. Friday
Details: Help celebrate the 80th birthday of community activist Rene Siracusa and support three nonprofit charity organizations. Entertainment will include Lee Eisenstein on classical acoustic guitar, Kalapana ‘Awa Band and Hula Ka ‘Ua, and then dance to JFree Band. A silent auction featuring art, plants, jewelry and gift certificates also will be part of the festivities. Light refreshments, BYOB, potluck dishes welcome. Charities benefited are Ahava Aina Synagogue Building Fund, Malama O Puna “Going Off Grid” photovoltaic project and Puna Community Medical Center clinic expansion. Suggested donation of $10.
Contact: Rene Siracusa, 965-2000, email@example.com
Where: Amalfatano’s, 400 Hualani St., Hilo
Details: Fundraising dinner for Kilauea Drama and Entertainment Network features a buffet including a pasta dish, lasagna and a salad. Karl Halemano will provide musical entertainment. Proceeds will help with KDEN’s summer musical, Lionel Bart’s “Oliver.” Tickets are $20 and available at the door. Reservations can be made by calling the number below.
AMAZING RUMMAGE SALE
Where: Hilo Woman’s Club, 7 Lele St., Hilo
When: 7 a.m. May 5
Details: Come and see the huge selection, buy great items and support the club’s community building efforts. No early birds.
Contact: Jen Tanouye, 935-9838, firstname.lastname@example.org
HILO FCE ANNUAL FAIR
When: 8 a.m. May 5
Details: Door prizes, food, plant sale, crafts, tea demonstration, line dancing and more.
Contact: LaVanda I Salas, 345-8193, email@example.com
MOTHER’S DAY CERAMICS SALE
Where: Higashi Hongwanji Mission, 216 Mohouli St., Hilo
Details: Showcases functional and art ceramics by island artisans. Free; bring your own bag.
Contact: Merle, 934-7812, firstname.lastname@example.org
CRAFT AND VENDOR FAIR
Where: Hilo Missionary Church, 1044 Komohana St., Hilo
Details: Shop for Mother’s Day and graduation gifts. Barbecue plates, sushi, pickled vegetables and baked goods also available.
Contact: Janella Matsumura, 960-2579, email@example.com
SECOND ANNUAL MOTHER’S DAY EXTRAVAGANZA CRAFT AND GIFT FAIR
Where: Sangha Hall, 424 Kilauea Ave., Hilo
Details: Fundraiser for the Big Island Substance Abuse Council. Come find Mom the perfect gift. Admission cost is $2 for adults; 12 and younger free.
Contact: Pam Deniz, 969-9994, Pamella.Deniz@Bisac.com
Where: Life Care Center, 944 W. Kawailani St., Hilo
When: 9:15 a.m. May 5
Details: John Fisher, a former English and Latin teacher at Kamehameha Schools, will sign copies of his book, “The Blessing of Pequea Sam.”
Contact: Mark Mann, 959-9151, mark_mann@LCCA.com
FOSTER CARE INFORMATION SESSION
Details: Learn about the needs of foster children in East Hawaii. During this information session you will hear from families who opened their hearts and homes to Big Island keiki in foster care. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation because of a disability, contact the library at least seven days before the program date.
19TH ANNUAL FRIENDS OF THE ZOO PLANT SALE
Where: Pana‘ewa Rainforest Zoo, 800 Stainback Highway, Hilo
When: 8 a.m. May 6
Details: With Mother’s Day right around the corner, gifting Mom a plant, tree or bloom will be a lasting memory for her and you. Choose from a huge variety of plants, trees, herbs, ti and so much more.
Contact: Barbara Thomason, 982-7798, Paradizezoo@gmail.com
BIG ISLAND COIN CLUB SPRING 2018 COLLECTIBLES, ANTIQUE AND COIN SHOW
Details: Everyone is invited. This show brings together collectors and dealers of all types, showcasing a wide variety of collectibles including coins and currency, Hawaiiana, sports cards, postcards, collectible bottles, comic books, fine jewelry and various other antiques. Free admission. Hourly door prizes.
Contact: Andrew Burian, 825-1480, firstname.lastname@example.org
14TH ANNUAL HILO HULI
Where: Coconut Island, Hilo
When: 11:30 a.m. May 6
Details: Tickets $55 in advance, $65 the day of event and can be purchased at hilohuli.org or by calling 989-3003. All you can eat and drink, silent auction and musical guest Mark Yamanaka. Proceeds benefit community organizations throughout East Hawaii.
Contact: Pat Aiona Jr, 989-3003, email@example.com
INCREDIBLE INDIA! FROM A TRAVELER’S PERSPECTIVE
When: 6 p.m. May 7
Details: A fun and interesting talk about the trials and tribulations as a traveler in India, including experiences with the culture, food, language, geographic landscape and more. Learn about art and how it is reflected in daily life.
When: 11 a.m. 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.
ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE
Where: Hilo Coast UCC, 28-1630 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Honomu
When: 8 a.m. May 12
Details: Don’t miss out on bargains on clothes for all ages, furniture, household goods, kitchenware, plants and more. No early birds.
Contact: Hilo Coast UCC, 963-6330, firstname.lastname@example.org
FOLK BOOK SALE
Where: Kailua-Kona Public Library lanai, 75-138 Hualalai Road, Kailua-Kona
Details: Big blowout sale; books half price, with the exception of Hawaiiana and special individually priced Books. Proceeds help support the needs of the Kona libraries. Teachers will 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 of the book sale. Book donations are accepted at the library.
Contact: Ken Guerra, 322-0077, 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
TWO NEW MYSTERIES
Details: Jill Steele will present her new book, “Blood on the Orchids,” a murder mystery set in East Hawaii that interweaves history and plants in a familiar locale. Kate Lindman has chosen an ADA-certified bed and breakfast on Maui as the setting for “Chips, Hohos and Murder.” Free.
MAY IS FOR MYSTERY
When: 2 p.m. May 12
Details: Members of Mystery Authors of Hawaii Island will talk about their latest projects, the writing process and how they went about publishing their books.
HAWAII BALLROOM DANCE ASSOCIATION EAST HAWAII CHAPTER 29TH ANNIVERSARY BALL: “PASSION FOR DANCE”
When: 5:30 p.m. May 12
Details: Dance to a variety of waltz, tango, samba, foxtrot, rumba, cha-cha, swing, hustle, bachata, line dances and more. Cost per person is $25, which includes dinner. Tickets can be purchased from chapter members. Semiformal attire.
Contact: Andrea Kunimura, 443-35489, email@example.com
MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH AND PUPPET SHOW
Where: Keaau Girl Scout Center, 16-105 Opukahaia St., Keaau
When: Noon on May 13
Details: Barbecue steak plates, including rice, a vegetable and mac salad, and vegetarian quiche plate, includes a Hawaiian fruit salad. Tickets are $10, presale only, and available by calling or emailing the contact person below. The event also features a puppet show, kids games and music. Entertainment also will include music by Anthony Garza and a puppet show by Pa‘ani Puppets. Fundraiser for District 4 Democratic Party members attending the Hawaii Democratic Party Convention from May 25-27.
Contact: Kalia Avery, 936-7594, firstname.lastname@example.org
DOGGY MOMMY DAY
Where: Lili‘uokalani Gardens, Banyan Drive, Hilo
When: 2 p.m. May 13
Details: Celebrate your furry children and the love they give you every day. Meet on the sidewalk near the Japanese tea house. Event will include a group walk, doggy love discussion, Q & A for all dog-related behaviors and issues, free training leashes and advice and meaty treats.
Contact: Carl F. Oguss, 333-8436, email@example.com
When: 11 a.m. 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
HULA ARTS AT KILAUEA: NA MEA HULA DEMONSTRATION
When: 11 a.m. 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.
ANNUAL FARM FESTIVAL
Where: Hamakua Harvest, 44-2600 Mamalahoa Highway, Honokaa
When: 8 a.m. May 20
Details: Come and savor locally produced goods and artisanal food from numerous
vendors; enjoy an all-day lineup of some of the best local musicians as they share their unique talents for your listening pleasure, enhance your mind at one of four educational presentations or stop by one of the hands-on exhibits to see, touch or taste something unique. Delight your children at the expanded keiki zone as they enjoy a wide range of fun activities, and treat yourself to anything from fancy
dinners to local products at the silent auction.
Contact: Lori Beach, 896-2151, email@example.com
ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH — LEI MAKING WITH KAIPO AH CHONG
When: 11 a.m. 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
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
PHILIPPINE CONSULATE MOBILE TEAM
When: 8 a.m. June 2-3
Details: Team will be in Hilo to conduct the following consular services: Passport renewal, notary services, authentication of documents, reports of birth and marriage, dual citizenship, administer the oath of allegiance for qualified dual citizenship applicants and answer questions and concerns about matters relative to consular services. For appointment and/or additional information, contact the person below.
Contact: Tulpe Day, 961-8220 or 443-1540, firstname.lastname@example.org
HILO HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENT
Where: Hilo Recycling and Transfer Station
When: 7:30 a.m. June 16
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.
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS HAWAII COUNTY CANDIDATE FORUM
When: 5 p.m. June 25
Details: Focus on state Senate District 4 and lieutenant governor races. There also will be a voter registration opportunity at this event, and a food truck will have refreshments. Free.
Contact: Rosemarie Muller, 631-294-0021, email@example.com
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: Sidewalk nearest to the teahouse, 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 TONING
Where: YMCA, 300 W. Lanikaula St., Hilo
When: 6:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
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
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
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 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
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
ZEN BUDDHIST MEDITATION
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, email@example.com
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: Bela Conley Ramsay, 932-7243, firstname.lastname@example.org
BEGINNING CHARLESTON DANCE
Where: Aloha Wellness Center, 239 Haili St., Hilo
When: 8 p.m. Mondays
Details: Charleston is an integral part of swing and can add variety and interest to your dance. New dancers and those who want to expand their swing repertoires are welcome. No partner necessary. Six-week session for $35; discounts for multiple classes or if you bring a new student; $10 drop-ins.
Contact: Andrea Gill, 959-8216, email@example.com
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, benefiting 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.
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
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, 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
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
PARKINSON’S EXERCISE GROUP
Where: YMCA Hilo, 300 W. Lanikaula St., Hilo
When: 9:30 a.m. Thursdays
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
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, email@example.com
WEEKLY BNI MEETING
Where: Wainaku Executive Center, 26-238 Hawaii Belt Road, Hilo
When: 10:15 a.m. Thursdays
Details: BNI was founded in 1985 by Dr. Ivan Misner “for the primary purpose of building powerful referral networks.” If you want to grow your business by giving and getting referrals, you’re encouraged to call and/or attend.
Contact: Kelly Higaki, 935-5575, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
RANTOKAN KENDO CLUB
Where: Waiakea Recreation Center, 1634 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo
When: 8 p.m. Thursdays
Details: Learn this ancient traditional martial art of Japan and modern-day sport, founded on virtues of samurai training. Cost is $10 per month.
LINE DANCE CLASS
Details: Through Dec. 28; class and party every Thursday. For Elks members and their guests. Cost is $3.
Contact: Andy Aquino, 959-5960, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
WEST COAST SWING WITH DENISE
When: Begins at 7:30 p.m. March 27
Details: Get a strong foundation and variations that will last a lifetime. For singles and couples. For Elks members and their guests. First lesson is free. Call or email 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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