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Calendar for May 26

Classes

SUNDAY, May 27

ADVERTISING


THE SOUND OF SOUL

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

When: Noon on Sunday

Details: Join a friendly group of spiritual truth-seekers to experience time-tested tools to aid any seeker of God in the quest for enlightenment. All faiths and ages welcome. Fourth Sunday of each month.

Contact: Evangeline, 498-4455, 333evangeline@gmail.com

TUESDAY, May 29

EXCEL SPREADSHEET FOR SENIORS

Where: SeniorTech, UH-Hilo, PBC 7, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Details: Use your computer like a calculator by creating formulas and creating pie and bar charts from a table of figures you create. Cost is $50; free parking. Limit of four students.

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

FABULOUS FABLES OF INDIA MYTH, MUSIC AND DANCE

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

When: 4:30 p.m. Wednesday

Details: Three tales of heroism, romanticism and grit are brought to life, featuring storytelling, classical India ragas on North Indian instruments and dance. Dancers and musicians. Free.

Contact: Laurie Kali, 933-8890, sungodtemple@hotmail.com

HOOKER CLUB

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

When: Beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday

Details: “Madame” Beckie will teach you how to crochet. All levels welcomed. Learn basic crochet stitches, techniques and crochet terminology. Lessons are project- and ability-based. Bring two balls of cotton yarn and a size H crochet hook. Every Wednesday. Cost is $25 or $20 for EHCC members for two classes.

Contact: Monique Ortiz, 961-5711, admin@ehcc.org

BON DANCE CLASSES

Where: Papaikou Hongwanji Mission, 27-378 Mamalahoa Highway, Papaikou

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Learn some Japanese culture and bon dance standards. Great exercise, great fellowship and an opportunity to prepare for next summer so you can just “jump in” and celebrate with so many of the folks who attend these festivities every summer. Donation of $5 requested.

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

THURSDAY, May 31

SENIOR LECTURES

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

When: 10 a.m. Thursday

Details: This week, Stephen Ueda presents “A History of and Interesting Facts About the Suisan Company.” Cost is $10 for 10 weeks.

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

FRIDAY, June 1

CIVILITY IN THE WORKPLACE

Where: Hawaii Innovation Center, 117 Keawe St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Friday

Details: Training covers the financial costs of conflict, frustrating workplace behaviors, their consequences and how to use collaborative skills to lay the foundation for a civil organization. Participants will learn techniques and tools for immediate use in daily interactions.

Contact: Al-Qawi Majidah, 935-7844, majidah@hawaiimediation.org

FREE FINANCIAL SEMINAR

Where: 76-6831 Alii Drive, Suite E-234, Kailua-Kona

When: Beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday

Details: Free four-week course, educating participants about how to eliminate debt, qualify to buy your first car and home ownership. Strategies for how to improve your credit scores along with how to make your money grow. Seats are limited; call the contact person below to register.

Contact: Christina Taylor, 557-4375, mxe25.ctaylor@gmail.com

COMING

PET FOSTERING

Where: Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary, 17-382 13 Mile Road, Kurtistown

When: 10 a.m. June 2

Details: This free workshop teaches the basics of care and handling. Join a team of caregivers who support each other along the way. Subjects covered will include bottle feeding, socializing, some medical care and adopting out. Bring pupus to share, if you want. Water provided.

Contact: Elaine, 281-9895, departlow@gmail.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.

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

FREE FINANCIAL SEMINAR

Where: 614 Kilauea Ave., Suite 22, Hilo

When: Beginning at 1 p.m. June 3

Details: Free four-week course, educating participants about how to eliminate debt, qualify to buy your first car and home ownership. Strategies for how to improve your credit scores along with how to make your money grow. Seats are limited; call the contact person below to register.

Contact: Christina Taylor, 557-4375, mxe25.ctaylor@gmail.com

BEGINNING STONES AND CRYSTALS

Where: Bell, Book & Candle, 344 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. June 6

Details: Class will cover the basics of stone and crystal identification and uses, how to care for and recharge stones. Cost is $40, which includes a starter set of stones and crystals with a pouch and all class materials. Reserve your spot now; space is limited. Call or email the contact person below to register.

Contact: Amanda Donaldson, 491-8591, amanda@bbc808.us

MONOPRINTS WITH F.K. PAO

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

When: 10 a.m. June 9

Details: For anyone interested in a straightforward printing process that does not require a press. Beginners and seasoned artists welcomed. Workshop in conjunction with the annual Native Hawaiian exhibit and part of the Emerging Artist Sustainability Program at EHCC. Deadline to register is Friday (June 1). Cost is $95 or $75 for members. Register at ehcc.org.

Contact: Kanani Daley, 961-5711, kdaley@ehcc.org

MEDICAL QIGONG FOR CHRONIC PAIN

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

When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays and 11 a.m. Saturdays, June 12-July 7

Details: Learn this practice to manage chronic pain, respiratory issues, etc. It is balance of movement and meditation for a proactive, low impact and non-drug approach to health. Cost is $70 for eight classes, two times a week for four weeks. Deadline to register is June 1.

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

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, anisha@volcanoartcenter.org

Clubs

TODAY, May 26

FIRST CANOE RACING REGATTA OF THE SEASON FOR THE BIG ISLAND

Where: Kailua-Kona Pier and Kamakahonu Bay

When: 7:30 a.m. Saturday

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, surflessons@yahoo.com

COMING

COFFEE AND ELECTRIC VEHICLE MEET-UP

Where: Kimobean Hawaiian Coffee, The Shops at Mauna Lani, 68-1330 Mauna Lani Drive, No. 300, Kohala Coast

When: 9 a.m. June 2

Details: Big Island Electric Vehicle Association’s monthly “Coffee and Talk EV.” The event will be held at Kimobean Hawaiian Coffee, located at the Shops at Mauna Lani. A few electric vehicle owners will be available to share knowledge and experiences with the public. If you have an electric vehicle, please join. If you’re in the market for one and have questions, come by and get your questions addressed.

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

SENIORS OF PARADISE

Where: Hawaiian Paradise Park Activity Center, 15-1570 Makuu Drive, Keaau

When: 9:30 a.m. June 4

Details: Monthly meeting. If you are 55 or older and want to meet others your age, this is the place for fun and camaraderie. Try your luck at a friendly game of bingo while mingling with others. The theme of this month’s potluck lunch, in honor of King Kamehameha’s birthday, is Hawaiian foods.

Contact: Gail Lakritz, 498-4361, sassyfighter@gmail.com

BIG ISLAND REAL ESTATE INVESTORS CLUB

Where: Hawaii Island Realtors, 1321 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. June 6

Details: Guest speaker Chris Tanner will present information about self-directed IRA accounts. Bring a $5 donation.

Contact: Roy Dollwet, 430-3223, bigislandrei@gmail.com

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, rlmiya@hawaiiantel.net

Health

TODAY, May 26

COGNITIVE ENHANCEMENT FROM MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION

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

When: 1 p.m. today

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, shinsho.hata@gmail.com

THURSDAY, May 31

BLESSING CEREMONY FOR GABRIEL LOW’S RIDE ACROSS AMERICA

Where: Moku Ola (Coconut Island), Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Thursday

Details: Low is riding from Hilo to Cleveland to foster awareness of rare diseases, specifically hypokalemic periodic paralysis, which he has himself. Everyone welcome.

Contact: David French, 747-6829, Lorbata@gmail.com

Just for Keiki

COMING

READING TAILS WITH PIERRE AND MAILE

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

When: 11 a.m. June 2

Details: Youngsters are encouraged to practice and improve their reading skills by reading to Pierre, a certified therapy dog. Readers choose their own books to read. Pierre and owner Maile have special visits to the library twice a month.

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

CHILDREN’S FACE PAINTING AND BALLOON SHAPES WITH KOURKIE KREATIONS

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

When: 1:30 p.m. June 2

Details: Celebrate the start of the summer reading program. Free and suitable for children ages 3-9. Children 5 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

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

LEGO CLUB

Where: Laupahoehoe Public Library, 35-2065 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Laupahoehoe

When: Beginning 2:30 p.m. June 5

Details: Legos provided. Keiki need to be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Susan Collins, 962-2229, susan.collins@librarieshawaii.org

NAME THAT TUNE: TRIVIA CONTEST FOR TEENS AND TWEENS

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

When: 2 p.m. June 6

Details: All kids and teens are invited to listen to classic tunes from the 1950s to the present and guess the song and artist. Prizes will be awarded to the winners with the most collected song points. Free.

Contact: Mark Kishaba, 933-8890, mark.kishaba@librarieshawaii.org

GEOLOGY ROCKS!

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

When: 1 p.m. June 9

Details: Explore geology, the study of rocks. Learn the difference between rocks and minerals, view actual samples and learn what a geologist does. Free and suitable for children of all ages.

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

MAKE A ROCK BAND WITH BEN FRANKLIN CRAFTS

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

When: 2 p.m. June 9

Details: Kids are invited to stop in and create a rock band. Just bring your imagination — all of the supplies will be provided. Free and open to children ages 3-12. Children 5 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

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

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.

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

SPECIAL STORYTIME

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

When: 10:30 a.m. June 14

Details: Join special guests from the Ka Paalana Program for a Hawaiian story and activity. Ka Paalana is a Hawaiian traveling preschool that supports the community by offering this special Hawaiian-themed story time. Free for all ages; caregivers are encouraged to attend.

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

WIRE WRAPPING ROCKS: A CLASS FOR TWEENS AND TEENS

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

When: Noon on June 16

Details: Teens ages 12-18 are invited to participate. Supplies are limited and registration is required. Free; library will supply all materials.

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

COLLAGE YOUR SONG WITH ADOBE SPARK

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

When: 5 p.m. June 20

Details: Teens 12-18 are invited to pick their favorite song and create a music collage on the computer. Prizes will be awarded to each artist and winner who can guess the song title. Free.

Contact: Mark Kishaba, 933-8890, mark.kishaba@librarieshawaii.org

POLLINATOR WEEK PROGRAM FOR KIDS

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

When: 1:30 p.m. June 23

Details: Jonathan B. Koch with the UH-Hilo Department of Biology will present a children’s program in celebration of Pollinator Week. Learn about the importance of bees. Free and suitable for all ages.

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

LOST MUMMY: ESCAPE THE ROOM

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

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.

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

THE YOUTH ARTS SERIES: SUMMER 2018

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

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 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

HIP-HOP AND LITERACY WITH MR. KNEEL

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

When: 4 p.m. July 17

Details: Free. Neil McIntyre, a professional speaker, hip-hop emcee, beatboxer and all-around goofball, shares his love for reading through beatbox and rhyme. He uses his talents to encourage and uplift children of all ages. Program suitable for ages 5 and older. Children must be accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver.

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

Outdoors

TODAY, May 26

KEAUHOU COMMUNITY DAY

Where: Keauhou, Ka‘u

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Join Three Mountain Alliance and Na Kia‘i Kumokuhali‘i to get outside, get a little dirty and learn more about native mauka (upland) forests and why they are so vital to life here on our island.

Contact: Emily Leucht, 430-1994, 3mountainalliance@gmail.com

COMING

CELEBRATE WORLD OCEANS DAY IN HAWAII

Where: Hapuna Beach State Park, South Pavilion, Old Puako Road, Kohala Coast

When: 7:30 a.m. June 9

Details: Beach cleanup and marine debris survey. Bring your water shoes, hat, reef-safe sunscreen, water bottle and an item to contribute to a potluck. Cleanup supplies, tally sheets, water and snacks provided. Keiki welcome.

Contact: Dena Sedar, 209-0977, dena.m.sedar@hawaii.gov

HIKING FOR HEALTH

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

When: 2 p.m. June 9

Details: Learn the basics of hiking in the islands; a fun session about safety, gear, hiking groups and selecting your trails.

Contact: Justin Rajkowski, 933-8890, justin.rajkowski@librarieshawaii.org

Performances

TODAY, May 26

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES

Where: Merriman’s, 65-1227 Opelo Road, Kamuela B, Waimea

When: 2 p.m. today

Details: These award-winning singer-songwriters perform live acoustic music (pop, folk, Hawaiian, classics, etc). Great people, great food, great music.

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

WEST HAWAII DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS THE CINDERELLA BALLET

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

When: 5 p.m. today

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, vh2dns4@ilhawaii.net

MUSIC TO GET YA MOVIN’

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

When: 6 p.m. today

Details: The Jazz Mele band plays classic jazz standards, swing, boogie woogie, jump blues and Latin grooves for listening and dancing.

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

RUSHADICUS RETURNS

Where: Kukuau Studio, 43 Kukuau St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. today

Details: A must-see-to-believe event. Cost is $10; all ages welcome. Prepare to be amazed by this artist returning for the second time to Kukuau Studio from other worldly adventures. Besides being a renowned virtuosic cello innovator, he is a lyric poet, kazoo master, guitar shredder and galavanting banjo clumper extraordinaire, who is becoming quite famous on the internet. He only partly exists, but when he does it will blow your mind.

Contact: Kukuau Studio, 464-3388, kukuaustudio@gmail.com

ROCK ’N’ ROLL DANCE FEATURING RITA

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

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: Enjoy nothing but pure rock ’n’ roll. Cover charge of $5 for the band. Food plates and beverages will be available to purchase.

Contact: Richard Robbins, 965-0133, robbinsr006@hawaii.rr.com

“NEXT TO NORMAL”

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

When: 7:30 p.m. today

Details: Don’t miss the last chance to see this unflinching and powerful rock musical about a suburban family grappling with the effects of mental illness. Tickets available at www.hiloplayers.org and at the door.

Contact: Randal McEndree, 442-268-0891, rmcrmc1@hotmal.com

TUESDAY, May 29

HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE BANDSTAND

Where: Mo‘oheau Park Bandstand, 329 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Tuesday

Details: Lively hour of music and hula with Halau Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna. Hawaiian cultural workshop included. Free.

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

WEDNESDAY, May 30

FABULOUS FABLES OF INDIA: MYTH AND MUSIC

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

When: 4:30 p.m. Wednesday

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.

Contact: Justin Rajkowski, 933-8890, justin.rajkowski@librarieshawaii.org

THURSDAY, May 31

TAIMANE

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday

Details: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Riding a surge of popularity that includes sold-out shows from coast to coast on the mainland, ukulele virtuoso Taimane brings her “Elemental” CD release tour to Hilo for an intimate, one-night-only concert, featuring songs from her new album alongside hits that have garnered more than 8 million video views and counting. From Bach to rock, flamenco infernos to tribal hymns, Taimane captivates upon first sight and ignites a fire thereafter, channeling her passion into her instrument and busting the door wide open for connection with her audience.

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

FRIDAY, June 1

FIRE MOUNTAIN BAND

Where: Lava Shack, 15-2929 Pahoa Village Road, Pahoa

When: 6 p.m. Friday

Details: Electric country music rocks Pahoa for First Fridays. Current country hits as well as The Eagles, Marshall Tucker, Allman Brothers, hot truck driver rock and some blues. No cover.

Contact: Michael Golden, 982-9360, mwgolden@hawaiiantel.net

COUNTRY DANCE AT THE EAGLES

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

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Details: Enjoy live music by Pure Country. Food plates and beverages available for purchase.

Contact: Richard Robbins, 965-0133, robbinsr006@hawaii.rr.com

COMING

ISLAND DANCE ACADEMY PRESENTS A KALEIDOSCOPE OF DANCE

Where: UH-Hilo Performing Arts Center, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. June 2; 2 p.m. June 3

Details: More than 100 dancers present dance, music and talent. Eager young beginners, earnest intermediate students embracing their craft and pre-professional 12th-year advanced students perform classical ballet, tap, jazz and modern pieces. The performances are fast paced, lively and great family entertainment. Tickets can be purchased in advance at The Most Irresistible Shop in Hilo and Basically Books. On performance days, tickets available at the door for $5 more.

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

HULA KAHIKO

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, 1 Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10:30 a.m. 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, anisha@volcanoartcenter.org, 967-7565

All Kine Stuffs

TODAY, May 26

RUMMAGE SALE

Where: Kinoole Baptist Church, 1815 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Proceeds will be used to help purchase vouchers for lava evacuees in Pahoa to do laundry.

Contact: Marlene Tamashiro, 937-4979, amtamashiro@yahoo.com

MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE

Where: Puna Hongwanji Mission, 16-492 Old Volcano Road, Keaau

When: 10 a.m. today

Details: Come help honor Puna District veterans. Performance by Hawaii County Band led by Paul Arceo at 9:45 a.m. The Rev Tadashi “Ka‘imipono” Tomioka will conduct services, with guest speaker state Sen. Kai Kahele. Light refreshments after services.

Contact: Jan Nakamura, 295-7797, ja.nakamura001@gmail.com

“DRAGONFRUIT” BY MALIA MCMANUS

Where: Basically Books, 1672 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: Noon today

Details: McManus presents her debut novel set during a time of great upheaval surrounding the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom. The anguish of Molokai’s leper colony, momentous historic events and the vast intermingling of cultures on the islands create the backdrop.

Contact: Christine Reed, 961-0144, bbinfo@hawaiiantel.net

MR. MOONLIGHT OF THE SOUTH SEAS

Where: Basically Books, 1672 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. today

Details: Brandon Oswald examines the extraordinary life of American author Robert Dean Frisbie, who, at the age of 24, left the United States for the unknown adventurous ports of the Pacific islands in the early 1920s and wrote about the places and people he encountered during a lifetime spent there. His most famous book was titled “The Book of Puka-Puka.”

Contact: Christine Reed, 961-0144, bbinfo@hawaiiantel.net

“LEAN ON PETE”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

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

Details: Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Rated R. Adventure/Drama. Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson arrives in Portland, Ore., with his single father, Ray, both eager for a fresh start after a series of hard knocks. While Ray descends into personal turmoil, Charley finds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack, where he lands a job caring for an aging quarter horse named Lean on Pete.

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

SUNDAY, May 27

HAKALAU COMMUNITY MEMORIAL DAY REMEMBRANCE

Where: Hakalau Veterans Park, Old Mamalahoa Highway, Honomu

When: 10 a.m. Sunday

Details: Honor all veterans from the Hakalau area killed in action in all wars. The Rev. Junshin Miyazaki of Hakalau Jodo Mission will conduct services. Light refreshments to be served after the service at the mission.

Contact: Jan Nakamura, 295-7797, ja.nakamura@gmail.com

SCIENCE CAFE

Where: Kukuau Studio, 43 Kukuau St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Sunday

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

Contact: Kukuau Studio, 464-3388, kukuaustudio@gmail.com

THURSDAY, May 31

“NEWSIES”: A MUSICAL WITH A POLITICAL MESSAGE

Where: UH-Hilo, Wentworth 1, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Details: Musical tells the true story of courageous newsboys who became the unlikely heroes in a pro-labor saga. Free.

Contact: Noelie Rodriguez, 963-6966, noelie@hawaii.edu

FRIDAY, June 1

HULA ARTS AT KILAUEA: ALOHA FRIDAY PROGRAM

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Friday and July 6, Aug. 3, Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2 and Dec. 7

Details: Volcano musician Wes Awana invites visitors and kama‘aina 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.

Contact: Anisha Clay, 967-8222, anisha@volcanoartcenter.org

COMING

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, recycle3@co.hawaii.hi.us

PHILIPPINE CONSULATE MOBILE TEAM

Where: Hilo

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, tday@hawaiicounty.gov

OBON IN THE PARK

Where: Liliuokalani Gardens, Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 10 a.m. June 2

Details: Crafts for children, food and refreshments, taishoji taiko and matsuri dance. Bon dance lessons will help kick off the Big Island bon dance season in the small parking lot in front of the Shoroan Tea House. Great way to start summer in the park.

Contact: Jane Heit, 936-6186, bonqueen@gmail.com

“A HARD DAY’S NIGHT”

Where: Laupahoehoe Public Library, 35-2065 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Laupahoehoe

When: 6 p.m. June 4

Details: The Beatles in their feature film debut. This version has a fully restored negative and digitally restored soundtrack. The film takes on the just-left-of-reality style of mock-documentary, following “a day in the life” of John, Paul, George and Ringo as fame takes them by storm. Appropriate for all ages.

Contact: Susan Collins, 962-2229, susan.collins@librarieshawaii.org

MEET AND GREET A TORTOISE

Where: Laupahoehoe Public Library, 35-2065 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Laupahoehoe

When: 10 a.m. June 5

Details: Three different tortoises will be available to learn about their habitat, dietary needs and how to care for them.

Contact: Susan Collins, 962-2229, susan.collins@librarieshawaii.org

OHANA MOVIE: “THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS”

Where: Laupahoehoe Public Library, 35-2065 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Laupahoehoe

When: 12:30 p.m. June 6

Details: Join the library for this sweet and funny movie about the lives of house pets. Hilarious and entertaining for the whole family.

Contact: Susan Collins, 962-2229, susan.collins@librarieshawaii.org

HULA VOICES

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. 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.

Contact: Anisha Clay, 967-8222, anisha@volcanoartcenter.org

HULA ARTS AT KILAUEA: ALOHA FRIDAY PROGRAM

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. 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.

Contact: Anisha Clay, 967-8222, anisha@volcanoartcenter.org

HULA ARTS AT KILAUEA: ALOHA FRIDAY PROGRAM

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. 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: Anisha Clay, 967-8222, anisha@volcanoartcenter.org

HULA ARTS AT KILAUEA: NA MEA HULA DEMONSTRATION

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. 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.

Contact: Anisha Clay, 967-8222, anisha@volcanoartcenter.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.

Contact: George Hayducsko, 961-8942, recycle3@co.hawaii.hi.us

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

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. 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, info@volcanoartcenter.org

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS HAWAII COUNTY CANDIDATE FORUM

Where: Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale, 799 Piilani St., Hilo

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, rcmuller27@hotmail.com

BON DANCE

Where: Honomu Hongwanji, 281658 Government Main Road, Honomu

When: 6 p.m. June 30

Details: Hatsubon service followed by bon dance at 7 p.m. Concession booth will be available.

Contact: Robert Mento, 964-5359, malie53@hawaii.rr.com

ONGOING

Saturdays

HILO VETERANS CENTER

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

When: 8 a.m. Saturdays

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

Contact: Maricar Souza, 969-3833

INSTANT DRAWING

Where: Ben Franklin, 333 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: Noon on Saturdays

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

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

Sundays

FARMERS MARKET AT HAMAKUA HARVEST

Where: Intersection of Mamane Street and Highway 19, Honokaa

When: 9 a.m. Sundays

Details: Features local farmers, fresh produce, artisanal products and ono food. Weekly entertainment, workshops, informational booths and youth-focused activities. SNAP/EBT purchases welcomed.

Contact: Lori Beach, 896-2151, info@hamakuaharvest.org

SUNDAY CLAY — HIGH FIRE! POTTERY CLASSES

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

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

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

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

HILO BRIDGE CLUB

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

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

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

Contact: Harry Messenheimer, 965-1391

FREE DOG TRAINING AND SOCIAL EVENT

Where: 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, easthawaiidogpsychologycenter@yahoo.com

Mondays

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, info@kohalavillagehub.com

ZUMBA GOLD CHAIR

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

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

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

Contact: Harriet Rocha, 640-3876

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS

Where: Serenity House, 15-2579 Pahoa-Keaau Road, Pahoa

When: Noon on Mondays

Details: If willpower is not working, turn to Overeaters Anonymous. This is not a diet or calories club. No dues or fees. Newcomers are welcome.

Contact: 345-2753, viviansuet@hotmail.com

FAMILY YOGA

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 3 p.m. Mondays

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

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

TRADITIONAL WADO KARATE TRAINING

Where: Sangha Hall, 424 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays

Details: Beginners class, 5-6 p.m.; advanced class, 6-7 p.m. Visitors welcome to observe and participate.

Contact: Craig, 987-1465

ZUMBA

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

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

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

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

AERIAL 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, m.aerialco@gmail.com

MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ JAM

Where: Kukuau Studio, 43 Kukuau St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Mondays

Details: An all-inclusive jam session with a rotating house band. Created to strengthen the Big Island jazz community through networking and jamming. Bring your favorite charts and the instrument of your choice or enjoy the vibrations of people improvising together in the jazz tradition. Free; all ages welcome.

Contact: Kukuau Studio, 464-3388, kukuaustudio@gmail.com

ZEN BUDDHIST MEDITATION

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

When: 6:30 p.m. Mondays

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

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

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, bela@hawaii.edu

BEGINNING CHARLESTON DANCE

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

When: 8 p.m. Mondays

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

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

BEGINNING SWING DANCE

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

When: 8 p.m. Mondays

Details: Experience Lindy hop, the original form of swing dance and an outrageously popular American dance from the Big Band era. Beginners welcome. Get personalized instruction in small classes, 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, hilohepcats@gmail.com

Tuesdays

HILO SUNRISE CHAPTER — BNI NETWORKING MEETING

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

When: 7 a.m. Tuesdays

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

Contact: Sharla Sare, 430-1787

BASIC STRETCH AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISE CLASS

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

When: 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

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

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

LIBRARY BENEFIT BOOKSTORE

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

When: 11 a.m. Tuesdays

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

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

WRITERS WORKSHOP

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

When: 12:30 p.m. (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, dawnhurwitz@mac.com

HAKALAU FARMERS MARKET AND FOODSHARE

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

When: 3 p.m. Tuesdays

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

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

AIKIDO CLASSES FOR GRADES 3-6

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

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

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

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

THERAPEUTIC BASIC FLOW (YOGA) CLASSES

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

When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Details: Classes are free. Register today.

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

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS

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

When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays

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

Contact: OA contact, 345-2753

YOGA

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

When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

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

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

ZUMBA FITNESS

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays

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

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

HAVE FUN WITH WATERCOLOR

Where: Ben Franklin, 333 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays

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

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

LIFE DRAWING

Where: Kukuau Studio, 43 Kukuau St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays

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

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

INTRO TO AIKIDO

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

When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

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

BLUES DANCE FUNDAMENTALS

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

When: 7 p.m. Tuesdays

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

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

BEGINNING SWING DANCE

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

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.

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

Wednesdays

QUILTING AND KNITTING IN HONOKAA

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

When: 9 a.m. Wednesdays

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

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

WRITER’S GUILD: A FREE GROUP TO SUPPORT WRITERS

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

When: 10 a.m. Wednesdays

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

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

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, ann@polestargardens.org

Thursdays

SUNRISE YOGA

Where: No Place Like Om Yoga Studio, 65-1237 Kawaihae Road, Waimea

When: 6:15 a.m. Thursdays

Details: A gentle flow class for any level student. Every Thursday.

Contact: No Place Like Om, 640-7204, info@omhawaii.com

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, fcalvert@hawaiiantel.net

POTTERY CLASSES

Where: Kilauea Studios, Kurtistown

When: 10 a.m. Thursdays

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

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

WEEKLY BNI MEETING

Where: Wainaku Executive Center, 26-238 Hawaii Belt Road, Hilo

When: 10:15 a.m. Thursdays

Details: BNI was founded in 1985 by Dr. Ivan Misner “for the primary purpose of building powerful referral networks.” If you want to grow your business by giving and getting referrals, you’re encouraged to call and/or attend.

Contact: Kelly Higaki, 935-5575, royd@savio.com

BEGINNING HULA I WITH PUA BROWN

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

When: 1 p.m. Thursdays

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

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

BEGINNING HULA II WITH PUA BROWN

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

When: 2:30 p.m. Thursdays

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

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

HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE STUDY GROUP

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

When: 3:30 p.m. Thursdays

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

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

BEGINNING HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES

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

When: 5 p.m. Thursdays

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

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

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS

Where: Puna Congregational Church, 16-647 Old Volcano Road, Room 6, Keaau

When: 5 p.m. Thursdays

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

Contact: OA contact, 345-2753

THURSDAY EVENING POTTERY DROP-IN

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

When: 6 p.m. Thursdays

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

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

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS

Where: Center for Spiritual Living, Hawaiian Paradise Park

When: 6:30 p.m. Thursdays

Details: A new group for people who have a desire to stop gambling. Every Thursday.

Contact: Lucinda, 509-930-6329, 1lukiluci@gmail.com

RANTOKAN KENDO CLUB

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

When: 8 p.m. Thursdays

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

Contact: rantokan.kendo@gmail.com

LINE DANCE CLASS

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

When: 8 p.m. Thursdays

Details: Through Dec. 28; class and party every Thursday. For Elks members and their guests. Cost is $3.

Contact: Andy Aquino, 959-5960, dancingscreenwriter@yahoo.com

Fridays

UNDERSTANDING HAWAIIAN MUSIC

Where: TBA to participants

When: 12:30 p.m. Fridays

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

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

WEST AFRICAN DANCE

Where: YWCA, 145 Ululani St., Hilo

When: 6:45 p.m. Fridays

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

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

SQUARE DANCING FOR HEALTH AND FITNESS

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

When: 7 p.m. Fridays

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

Contact: Bill Yoeman, 968-6091

OTHER ONGOING EVENTS

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, plantationmuseum@gmail.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, myafuso@hawaiicounty.gov

KILNS FOR GLASS AND POTTERY

Where: Ainaloa

When: TBD

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

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

INDIVIDUAL VOICE INSTRUCTION WITH AMY HORST

Where: Hilo

When: By appointment

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

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

FREE HELPING HAND FOR SENIORS

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

When: 9 a.m.

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

Contact: Tom, 990-5045

AIKIDO FOR ADULT BEGINNERS AND TEENS

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

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

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

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

COUNTRY WESTERN DANCE CLASS WITH DENISE

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

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, dancingscreenwriter@yahoo.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.

Contact: Denise Westbrook, 970-739-6771, dancingscreenwriter@yahoo.com

WEST COAST SWING WITH DENISE

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

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.

Contact: Denise Westbrook, 970-739-6771, dancingscreenwriter@yahoo.com

AL-ANON EAST HAWAII

Where: Various locations

When: Various times

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

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