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Arts and Exhibits
FRIDAY, July 6
CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES FROM THE PARADISE STUDIO TOUR ARTIST COLLECTIVE
Where: Wailoa Art Center, 200 Piopio St., Hilo
When: 5 p.m. Friday (opening reception); on display during regular center hours July 7-26
Details: A showcase of some of the collective’s finest works in clay, fiber, oil/acrylics/watercolor, glass, jewelry and photography. Featuring new ideas and directions you might not have seen from the Hawaiian Paradise Park Studio Tour, which is hosted each December. The Fountain Gallery also will feature students’ work from Keaau High School and the Hawaii Academy of Art and Science. Free.
Contact: Patti Pease Johnson, 966-8861, firstname.lastname@example.org
STEVE YUEN ART GALLERY
Where: Second floor, 165 Keawe St., Hilo
When: 5 p.m. Friday
Details: Open on First Friday. Artwork of Hawaiian native plants, fish, landscapes and homes on display.
Contact: Jocelyn Dickinson, 498-4490, email@example.com
MONDAY, July 2
BLUES DANCE FUNDAMENTALS
Where: Aloha Wellness Center, 239 Haili St, Hilo
When: 8 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 6
Details: Learn the fundamentals of blues partner dancing to slow, sultry tunes and uptempo music. Blues dancing relies on very simple basics — walking and weight shifts — with no complex footwork to memorize. It’s improvisational, creative and fun. Cost is $35 for entire six weeks; bring a new student and get your session for only $20. No partner or experience necessary!
Contact: Andrea Gill, 959-8216, firstname.lastname@example.org
TUESDAY, July 3
BEGINNING BALBOA DANCE
When: 8:15 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 7
Details: A unique swing dance style from Southern California, Balboa is a partner dance featuring subtle footwork suitable for fast tempos but also elegant with slow music. No partner or experience necessary. Cost for all six weeks is $35; bring a new student and get your session for only $20.
THURSDAY, July 5
HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES
Where: Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo
When: 1 (beginners) and 3 p.m. (intermediate) Thursdays through July 26
Details: Free. Designed for adults and seniors. Learn Hawaiian chants/oli, songs and prayers. To register, email email@example.com.
Contact: Justin Rajkowski, 933-8890, firstname.lastname@example.org
TWO-DAY OIL PAINTING WORKSHOP
Where: Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Road, Volcano
When: 10 a.m. July 7-8
Details: This class will give you a better command of your medium. Students will learn to mix colors, use different mediums to achieve various effects and learn to layer color to bring depth and luminous richness to their work. Learn to create form using values and light and recognize, understand and apply the elements of design and composition to improve their work. Cost is $100 or $90 for VAC members. A supply list will be provided. Call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org to register.
Contact: Alyssa Johnasen, 967-8222, email@example.com
ART IN THE EVERYDAY COMMUNITY QUILT PROJECT – ASSEMBLY WORKSHOP DAY
When: 10 a.m. July 7
Details: Visiting artist Laura Phelps Rogers returns to begin bringing together the pieces for the project. Through community involvement and participation, she hopes to construct a monumental sculptural quilt built out of round wood pieces. She provides the blank piece and asks each participant to create something on the blank out of every day objects or their take on the everyday through their artistic medium (the only restrictions are weight and natural materials must be sealed). Everyone invited to attend. Donations of $10 to VAC are appreciated.
PAINT AND BRUNCH FUNDRAISER
Where: Mokupapapa Discovery Center, 72 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo
Details: All proceeds will be donated directly to three local families and to Hawaii Lava Flow Animal Rescue Network. Light refreshments provided. Reserve your tickets by calling the number below or visiting www.circleoflifehilo.com.
Contact: Leandra Keuma, 756-6892, firstname.lastname@example.org
COLORING FOR ADULTS
When: Noon on July 7
Details: Drop in and relax with a coloring activity.
TAI CHI CHIH — JOY THRU MOVEMENT
Where: TBA, Hilo
When: 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays, July 10-Aug. 31
Details: Easy to learn, easy to do. Eight weeks. All ages and abilities welcome; children starting age 7. Reduce stress, increase energy, build muscle, increase flexibility, improve mental focus and improve immune function.
Contact: Sharron, 313-2197, email@example.com
HAWAII CREATIVE RETREATS — ZENTANGLE BATIKS
Where: Hawaii Creative Retreats Studio, 614 Kilauea Ave., Suite 103, No. 25, Hilo
When: 1 p.m. July 8
Details: Learn the Zentangle method of pattern drawing as we create designs inspired by batik resist techniques. No experience necessary. All materials and light refreshments included. Cost is $30. Space is limited. Register at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com
Contact: Sara Krosch, 520-389-0620, firstname.lastname@example.org
COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS 2 FOR SENIORS 50+
Where: SeniorTech, UH-Hilo, Portable Building 7, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo
When: 9 a.m. July 9 and 12
Details: Greg Navarro shows more advanced students how to create folders on their desktops, how to personalize their computers, how to burn CDs or DVDs and how to save to a flash drive. Cost is $50; parking free.
Contact: June Knell, 932-7928, email@example.com
IPHONE 2 FOR SENIORS 50+
When: 9 a.m. July 10-11
Details: A hands-on, in-depth look at the 30-plus apps that come on the iPhone (and more via the App Store). This class assumes students already know the basics about using the iPhone and want to learn more and become an “intermediate/power user.” Bring your Apple ID and password. Cost is $50; parking free.
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF WINE AND WATERCOLORS
When: 4 p.m. July 10
Details: Learn how to transfer a photo onto watercolor paper and get introduced to all the basic techniques you need to create a lovely painting of your picture. Techniques covered will include basic palette setup, color theory and mixing, masking, wet in wet, texturizing and how to create depth, highlights and shadows. 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 and pre-registration is required. Call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org to register.
SUMMER DANCE CLASSES
Where: Church of the Holy Cross
When: 7 p.m. Wednesdays, July 11-Sept. 12
Details: Try something new this summer. Singles and couples welcome. Learn the Night Club two-step, American tango and waltz II. Annual membership fee is $15; each class is $6. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. Summer dance will be Aug. 11 at Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale.
Contact: Erik Cleveland, 934-8071, firstname.lastname@example.org
MAMBO AND FOXTROT DANCE CLASSES
Where: Waiakea High School, Portable No. 22, 155 W. Kawili St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. Wednesdays, July 11-Sept. 5
Details: Couples and singles are invited to enroll. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. July 11, 18 and 25. Fees for dance classes and for Hawaii Island Ballroom Dance Association chapter membership are required. First-year chapter membership fee is waived for cardholding members of the Hawaii Medical Services Association.
Contact: Andrea Kunimura, 443-3489, email@example.com
Where: Hawaii Community College
When: 8 a.m. July 12 (Palamanui campus, Kona) and 13 (Manono campus, Hilo)
Details: Earn three Hawaii Board of Public Accountancy CPE Credits. Agenda topics include: administrative rules update, legislative update, the presentation “Conformity 2018: Hawaii’s Response to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and Other Federal Law Changes” and a guest presentation, “Protecting Your Clients’ Data” by the IRS advocate. Cost is $90. Fees cover administration costs, handouts and continental breakfast. Contact Hawaii Community College to register.
Contact: Deborah Kwan, 587-1540, firstname.lastname@example.org
NAVIGATING THE FINANCIAL WORLD: BUDGETING AND CREDIT
When: 3 p.m. July 14
Details: Gain helpful tools to help you create a budget that works for you. You’ll also learn ways to help build or rebuild your credit and manage your debts effectively. For more information, email email@example.com.
SEED SAVING BASICS WITH ILANA STOUT
Where: Laupahoehoe Public Library, 35-2065 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Laupahoehoe
When: 6 p.m. July 16
Details: Learn to select and save high-quality, locally adapted seeds for your home garden. Workshop will include a brief discussion of the history and importance of saving seed and an overview of the basic reproductive biology of flowering plants. Attendees will practice some of the basic skills needed to save and store seeds in Hawaii and discuss ways to ensure varieties remain vigorous and true-to-type through successive generations. Participants are encouraged to bring seeds for germination testing.
Contact: Susan Collins, 962-2229, firstname.lastname@example.org
MINDFULNESS TECHNIQUES FOR VIBRANT LIVING AND STRESS REDUCTION
When: 5 p.m. July 17
Details: Learn a few techniques to help you start a daily mindfulness practice. These techniques profoundly reduce stress and raise your vibrational energy. You will experience a state of relaxation and calmness as you go about your daily life. Participants may bring their own cushions for seating.
PAINT AND SIP SOCIAL ARTWORKING WITH KIRA KAMAMALU
Where: Gertrude’s Jazz Bar, 75-5699 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona
When: 5:30 p.m. July 18
Details: Go home with a finished canvas. Pick a design of your choice. For all levels of students; all supplies included, including two glasses of liquid courage — wine, beer or Prosecc. Cost is $55; suitable for adults and teens (who will be served juice).
Contact: Marlina Lee, 327-5299, email@example.com
WRITING FROM THE HEART WORKSHOP WITH FRANCES KAI-HWA WANG
When: 9:30 a.m. July 21
Details: This course explores the kind of writing that changes people, oneself included. And it begins honestly, one word, one day at a time. Cost is $75 or $65 for VAC members. Bring a notebook, pen and lunch. Call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org to register.
THE SOUND OF SOUL
Where: Aloha Wellness Center, 239 Haili St., Hilo
When: Noon on July 22
Details: Empower yourself with practical spiritual skills to meet your personal crises and overcome the challenges of life in an upside down world. These tools opens your awareness to new direction and guidance specific to your situation for daily living. We welcome all ages, faiths and backgrounds. Free.
Contact: Evangeline, 498-4455, firstname.lastname@example.org
HAWAII CREATIVE RETREATS — CITRONELLA SOY WAX CANDLES
When: 2 p.m. July 22
Details: Make an all-natural candle. All materials and light refreshments provided. Cost is $25; space is limited. Register at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com
LAUHALA WEAVING WITH JELENA CLAY
When: 9 a.m. July 28
Details: You’ll be able to create your own bracelet and pair of earrings using this traditional Hawaiian method of weaving. All of the findings and tools, along with sterling silver ear wires, will be provided. Simple stones and crystals will be available to embellish the earrings. Cost is $45 or $40 for VAC members, plus a $35 supply fee. Pre-registration is required; call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.
CONSCIOUS COMMUNICATION: HOW TO ENGAGE IN THOUGHTFUL EXPRESSION AND ACTIVE LISTENING
When: 2 p.m. July 28
Details: Learn some powerful and effective active listening techniques, including nonverbal communication, summarizing for understanding and asking appropriate questions. Walk away with some practical tools you can immediately put to use to become a better communicator at home, in the workplace and in the world.
HAWAII CREATIVE RETREATS — PAPER MARBLING
When: 2 p.m. July 29
Details: Make unique marbled paper using water-based suminagashi pigments. All materials and light refreshments provided. Cost is $25; space is limited. Register at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.
SEED SHARING SYSTEMS WITH ILANA STOUT
When: 6 p.m. July 30
Details: All community members are welcome to join in these first steps toward creating a lasting seed library at the library. This class builds upon the knowledge gained in the seed saving workshop. Learn about seed sharing systems, including seed share stations, seed circles, seed exchanges and seed libraries and discuss some of the challenges involved in sharing seed and some strategies to make seed sharing more effective.
HULA ARTS AT KILAUEA: ALOHA FRIDAY PROGRAM
Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
When: 11 a.m. 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: Join Jumping Jack and the Flashes for Independence Day coin celebrations, with prizes given for answers to the BICC newsletter questions about counterfeit Sacagawea coins.
Contact: Steve Nemeth, 430-1472, firstname.lastname@example.org
COFFEE AND EV MEET-UP
Where: Papaaloa Country Store & Cafe, 35-2032 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Papaaloa
When: 9 a.m. July 7
Details: Electric car owners will be available to share their knowledge and experiences with the public. If you have an electric car, join. If you’re in the market for one and have questions, come by and owners can address your questions.
Contact: Noel Morin, 987-7428, email@example.com
KOREA VETS MONTHLY MEETING
Where: Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home, 1180 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo
When: 10 a.m. July 9
Details: Committee, disability and agenda reviews; KWV memorial status.
Contact: Bob Karp, 981-2126, firstname.lastname@example.org
HILO HOSPITAL RETIREES CLUB
Where: ILWU Hall, 100 W. Lanikaula St., Hilo
When: 9 a.m. July 12
Details: Quarterly luncheon meeting and special guest speaker Paulla Speegle of Aloha Pawz. Also, distribution of club shirts and details about Kona excursion in August. Bento lunch $6; preorder with contact caller and pay when you come to the meeting. Caller groups 16, 17 and 18 for desserts.
Contact: Yoli Macadangdang-Nakamura, 896-0265, email@example.com
MEET THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR STATE HOUSE DISTRICT 1
Where: Hilo Woman’s Club, 7 Lele St., Hilo
When: 6 p.m. July 13
Details: Talk story with candidate Doohan Paik-Mander and light pupus. Share your concerns for District 1 (Kaumana, Wainaku, Hamakua).
Contact: Koohan Paik-Mander, 775-7758, firstname.lastname@example.org
DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS CHAPTER NO. 6 HILO
When: 11 a.m. July 14
Details: Dedicated to empowering veterans, their families and widows by ensuring they have access to their full range of benefits. Club provides free, professional assistance for obtaining these benefits and services, outreach programs and representation at all governing bodies. Any man or woman, honorably discharged, who was wounded, gassed, injured or disabled in the line of duty during time of war, while in any branch of service, or even still on active duty are eligible for membership. Second Saturday of the month.
Contact: Myron, 218-779-5044, DAV.email@example.com
HAWAII MACADAMIA NUT ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING
Where: Nani Mau Gardens, 421 Makalika St., Hilo
When: 8:30 a.m. July 28
Details: Keynote speaker will be Howard Dicus of Hawaii News Now. Venders and presentations on the macadamia nut industry. Cost is $35 for nonmembers. Register at www.hawaiimacnut.org
Contact: Duane Charlton, 602-228-9596, firstname.lastname@example.org
SUNDAY, July 1
RESTORATIVE YOGA WORKSHOP WITH CAT SOUTHERN
Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo
When: 12:30 p.m. Sunday
Details: So much of life is spent doing, getting and moving. Slow it all down with this comprehensive workshop. Learn and practice supportive asanas with the use of props and long holds. This workshop will assist you in assisting yourself, to take care, nurture and release. Cost is $30.
Contact: Yoga Centered, 934-7233, email@example.com
BREATHING AND MOVEMENT FOR STRESS: YOGA THERAPY
When: 3 p.m. July 10
Details: During this 90-minute session, certified yoga therapist Katy Benjamin will share evidence-based breathing techniques to help reduce the effects of trauma and stress while creating a firm foundation of coping tools for self-regulation.
SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF MINORS IN HAWAII EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATION
Where: Glad Tidings Church, 116 Kapiolani St., Hilo
Details: Learn what sex trafficking is, the warning signs, why it is common in Hawaii and how to get help. Presentation discusses the dangers of social media and gaming and reinforces using privacy settings. It also addresses pornography and other cultural norms that are fueling the demand for underage youth and concludes with suggestions on how to get involved to bring about change. Everyone welcome. One door prize will be given away.
Contact: Dianne Bowen-Coleman, 445-3131, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Tutu’s House, Kamuela Business Center (Upper Level), No. 304, 64-1032 Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea
When: 1 p.m. July 14
OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP
Where: Hilo Medical Center Cafeteria, 1190 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo
When: 11:30 a.m. July 21
Details: Meet new friends, share experiences and provide mutual support in an environment that’s friendly and safe. Meets the 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
MUSIC AND HEALTH — HMSA
When: Noon on July 24
Details: This lively workshop explains the nuts and bolts behind the healthful benefits of music and invites you to laugh, hula and sing your way to better relaxation, mental calm and overall enjoyment of life. Join HMSA’s composer in residence Steve McCall for this great sing-along experience.
BREAKING FREE OF SUGAR ADDICTION
When: 11:45 a.m. July 29
Details: Includes a 10-day cleanse on organic superfoods, yoga breath techniques for staying calm and centered, plus a very simple but effective technique to insure “conscious eating” at meal times and much more. Cost is $65 early bird Registration until July 15; $75 regular registration.
Just for Keiki
TODAY, June 30
MUSIC ENSEMBLE WITH KOZMO MIMZI
When: 1 p.m. today
Details: Create, dance and sing. Mimzi will demonstrate how to make homemade musical instruments out of recycled items. Make your own instrument to take home. Free; all supplies will be provided. Children younger than 5 must be accompanied by an adult.
Contact: Gretchen Andrews, 933-8890, email@example.com
READING TAILS WITH PIERRE AND MAILE
When: 11 a.m. July 7 and 14
Details: Pierre is a certified therapy dog. Readers choose their own books to read during this special time.
ICE CREAM AND DINOSAURS
Details: Children who have completed the 1,000 minutes or more goal for the 2018 Summer Reading Program are invited to a special ice cream and dinosaurs activity program. A registration ticket is required as proof that the reading minutes benchmark was achieved. Children 5 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
ARTSY AFTERNOON: BLACK AND WHITE ART FOR CHILDREN
When: 1:30 p.m. July 10
Details: How many things are black and white? The white crayon is the least used in the box. See what you can create with just a white crayon or white pencil and black paper. Free; open to ages 6-12. All materials will be supplied.
GUITAR PICK CRAFT: TWEEN AND TEENS
Details: In celebration of the summer reading theme “Libraries Rock!” Participants design their own picks using special pens and designs. Program suitable for tweens and teens because of stapler use.
When: 12:30 p.m. July 11
Details: Four adult orphans (Kal Penn, Adam Campbell, Faune Chambers and Jayma Mays) have an incredible adventure in a spoof of blockbuster and fantasy films. They visit a bizarre confectioner’s chocolate factory and enter a mythic realm in which they must help a wise but lusty lion rid the land of a witchy woman.
LOST MUMMY: ESCAPE THE ROOM
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.
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
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.
“THE ADVENTURES OF MILO AND OTIS”
When: 12:30 p.m. July 18
Details: The story of two animals and their adventures. Milo, the cat, and Otis, the dog, are two animals who grew up together on the same farm. One day, the two are separated and begin a journey to find each other. The adventurous and often perilous quest finds the two animals traveling across mountains, plains and snow-covered lands searching for one another.
SPECIAL STORYTIME WITH PARENTS INC.
When: 10:30 a.m. July 19
Details: PARENTS Inc. has a mission to strengthen families by providing resources, skills, support and advocacy to create cycles of positive parenting.
When: 12:30 p.m. July 25
Details: Ringo Starr narrates this animated story of Oblio, a round-headed boy ostracized by society because his head is not pointed.
PAJAMA JAMMIE JAM
When: 6 p.m. July 31
Details: Aunty Marsha will host this special story time before bedtime in the children’s room of the library. Get comfy and cozy with bedtime stories and music as you wind down your busy day. All ages welcome; bedtime attire encouraged. You can even bring a blanket and pillow.
SPECIAL STORY TIME WITH KA PAALANA
When: 10:30 a.m. Aug. 16
Details: Special guests from the Ka Paalana Program will present a Hawaiian story and activity. Ka Paalana is a Hawaiian traveling preschool that supports the community by offering this special Hawaiian-themed event. Free for all ages; caregivers encouraged to attend.
ALL GAMES DAY FOR KIDS
When: 2 p.m. Aug. 29
Details: Youngsters are invited to play games after school on this special day. Some of the games encourage friendly rounds of competition while others encourage participants to have fun. Come join us and make friends along the way. Free and suitable for kids of all ages and families.
CRUIZE PARADISE 2018 PRESENTS “DRIVE-IN” MOVIE NIGHT
Where: Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium, 323 Manono St., Hilo
When: 5:30 p.m. Friday
Details: Free; open to the public. “Gone in 60 Seconds,” starring Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie and a cast of many. Also starring will be several classic cruisers (from hot rods to classics and everything in between) from throughout the state and the mainland for your viewing pleasure. So bring your lawn chairs and the family and come enjoy the cars and this movie from under the stars. Food trucks will be on-site for your epicurean delight for purchase. Movie starts at 7 p.m. or as soon as it gets dark.
Contact: Martha Rodillas, 896-2845, firstname.lastname@example.org
HILO DONKEY DASH 5K
Where: Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens, Pavilion 1, 800 Stainback Highway, Hilo
When: 7 a.m. July 7
Details: Food vendors and entertainment after the race. Zoo opens at 9 a.m. Registration and packet pickup Friday (July 6) at Hilo Farmers Market or online at hilodonkeydash.com.
Contact: Scott Snair, 513-536-6539, email@example.com
HAWAII ISLE ARCHERY CLUB COMPETITION
Where: Kaohe Game Management Area (Kilohana hunter check-in station), off old Saddle Road
When: 7:30 a.m. July 21
Details: Shoot a challenging 25-target course, with novelty shoot to follow. All ages and shooting styles welcome. See the flier on the club’s Facebook page for more information.
Contact: Jolene Iyo, 936-4013, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: VFW Post 3830, 15-775 Maluhia Road, Nanawale Estates
When: 9 a.m. Sunday
Details: Bacon, scrambled eggs, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, fruit cocktail, tea and coffee for a donation of $8; children 7-12 are $5, 6 and younger are free. All welcome.
Contact: Freda Hart, 965-7032, email@example.com
Where: Fraternal Order of Eagles, Keaau Aerie, 16-111 Opukahaia St., Keaau
When: 6 p.m. Friday
Details: Steak cooked to order on the outdoor grill; fish breaded in Panko. Includes baked potato, salad, rice, desserts and coffee. Other beverages available for purchase.
Contact: Richard Robbins, 965-0133, firstname.lastname@example.org
SWINGING SATURDAY AT THE ELKS
Where: Hilo Elks Lodge, 150 Kinoole St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. July 7
Details: Beginner-friendly lesson at 7 p.m. followed by DJ’d music in various tempos for swing and blues dancing. Every first Saturday of the month. Sliding scale entry, $8-$15 (pay what’s right for you) or only $5 if you bring a pupu. First-timers get in free. Ample parking in the back, off Ululani Street. No partner necessary.
CHILI DINNER AND BINGO
When: 6 p.m. July 7
Details: Dinner includes rice, cornbread, garden salad and dessert. Two bingo cards included in the $10 donation. Additional cards available for $1 each. Games played for prizes.
HILO ORCHID SHOW GALA PREVIEW PARTY
Where: Edith Kanaka‘ole Multi-purpose Stadium, 350 Kalanikoa St., Hilo
When: 6 p.m. July 12
Details: The 66th Hilo Orchid Show kicks off with a gala Preview Party to benefit Kuikahi Mediation Center’s cause of peace and Hilo Orchid Society’s lava relief fund. The gala features a generous selection of fine wines, beers on tap, delectable catered food, live music, orchid viewing and pre-sales. Cost is $75 ($25 tax deductible), which includes a souvenir glass. Tickets, tables, sponsorships and more information are available at www.hawaiimediation.org/events.html
Contact: Erika Ginnis, Kuikahi Mediation Center, 935-7844, email@example.com
LIVE DANCE MUSIC WITH THE JAZZTONES
When: 7 p.m. July 21
Details: Boogie to hot tunes during Swinging Saturday, with dance music for swing and blues dancing. Beginner-friendly lesson at 7 p.m. followed by dancing. Sliding scale entry, $10-$20 (pay what’s right for you). No free passes this night. Ample parking in the back, off Ululani Street. No partner necessary.
A TRIBUTE TO SLACK KEY WITH JOHN KEAWE
Details: In celebration of the 2018 summer reading program. Keawe will share the history of slack key and perform some of his many compositions. Free; suitable for ages 5 and older. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.
DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES PERFORM
Where: Merriman’s Restaurant, 65-1227 Opelo Road, Waimea
When: 2 p.m. today
Details: Live acoustic music. Great food, great people, great music.
Contact: Dennis Soares, 345-1800, firstname.lastname@example.org
“IMUA PAHOA” MULTI-BAND CONCERT
When: 3 p.m. today
Details: Share your mana‘o and malama and kokua those displaced by Tutu Pele’s journey to the ocean. Suggested minimum $5 donation at the door. Food and drinks available for sale. Evacuees enter and eat for free. Door prizes. Funds collected will benefit organizations helping evacuees.
Contact: Amedeo Markoff, 937-4146, email@example.com
BROADWAY COMES TO HILO
Where: Kukuau Studio, 43 Kukuau St., Hilo
When: 6 p.m. today
Details: An intimate evening of hit Broadway show tunes featuring Hilo’s own Daylan Blake-Kala‘i plus special guests. This performance is to share with friends and family and help fund and give support to Daylan’s studies at his performance arts school in New York. For advanced tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/broadway-comes-to-hilo-tickets-46487012907?aff=efbeventtix.
Contact: Kukuau Studio, 4643388, firstname.lastname@example.org
OPERA ON THE ROCKS
Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. today
Details: Doors open at 6 p.m. Cool down as Hawaii Performing Arts Festival’s faculty stars serenade the audience with famous operatic arias and musical theater classics. There will be a cash bar and pupus available for purchase. Tickets available at the Palace Theater.
Contact: Sheron Bee, 934-7010, email@example.com
RAINBOW AFTER DARK
Where: Crown Room, Grand Naniloa Hotel, 93 Banyan Drive, Hilo
Details: Proceeds will benefit HIHAF Food Bank and Hawaii Island Pride. Show features Premier drag queens: Felicity Lane, Janelle Neiman and Hayzel Nuttz; singers Norman Arancon, Phill Russell, Amy Horst and Erin Smith accompanied by Mikala Thomas; and dancers Jasmine Serrano and Nichole Monette. Enjoy an evening gala of fabulous entertainment, fun and door prizes. Ticket can be purchased at KapohoKine Adventures, Basically Books and Jungle Love. Cost is $20 in advance; $25 at the door.
Contact: Scott Koontz, 966-7608, firstname.lastname@example.org
HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE BANDSTAND
Where: Mooheau Park Bandstand, 329 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo
When: 11 a.m. Tuesday and July 10, 17, 24 and 31
Details: Free lively hour of music and hula. This week, Ben Ka‘ili and friends; July 10, Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna; July 17, Stan Kaina and Noe Noe Kekaualua; July 24, Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna; and July 31, Hoku Pa`a with Darlene Ahuna, Tani Waipa and Duane Yamada.
Contact: Dinnie Kysar, 896-7284, email@example.com
THE TONGA SISTERS
Details: Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Evolve Entertainment and Irie Hawaii are proud to present the group’s first performance on the Big Island. Also featured will be Battle of the Bands winner Boomdraw, Loeka Longakit, the Soundmind Band and special guest emcee comedian Big Steve. VIP tickets available. The event also benefits People of Puna and Hawai’i Unlimited Athletics.
THE GONE COUNTRY BAND
Where: Hilo Town Tavern, 168 Keawe St., Hilo
Details: Live country music, dancing and good fun. Full bar and dinner and snack menu.
Contact: Lou Ann Gurney, 982-6012, firstname.lastname@example.org
L & L JAZZ
Where: New Chiang Mai Thai Restaurant, 110 Kalakaua St., Hilo
When: 6 p.m. July 20
Details: Enjoy delicious dinner with jazz. Classic jazz standards, swing, torch songs and Latin tunes.
SONGWRITER WORKSHOP AND PERFORMANCE
When: 6 p.m. July 22
Details: Singer, songwriter and storyteller Stef Mariani will debut her anticipated 30-minute short film and singing songs from her 2018 Na Hoku Hanohano award-winning album “Stay Gold.” Tickets are $12 in advance; $15 at the door.
MICROTONAL MUSIC AND MEXICAN FOOD
When: 6 p.m. July 23
Details: Futuristic music appreciation night. Eat food, listen to microtonal masters and hangout. Microtonality features a music scale with 12 tones. Microtonalists divide the scale into additional notes, giving them extra harmonies. Learn how microtonality works, why it sounds so strange and how to appreciate new harmonies.
MUSIC TO GET YA MOVIN’
When: 6 p.m. July 28
Details: Jazz Mele plays classic jazz standards, swing, boogie-woogie, jump blues and Latin grooves for listening and dancing.
RAPID OHIA DEATH DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE
Where: Various locations
When: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4 (Palace Theater, Hilo), 17 (Kahilu Theatre, Waimea) and 31 (Aloha Theatre, Kona)
Details: “Saving ‘Ohi‘a – Hawai‘i’s Sacred Tree.” This film highlights the importance of ‘ohi‘a and the current threat of rapid ‘ohi‘a death that is impacting thousands of acres of forest on Hawaii Island and now recently detected on Kauai. This is an opportunity to learn more about ‘ohi‘a, the two new fungal pathogens causing ROD and the team of scientists, conservationists and Hawaii residents determined to protect ‘ohi‘a forests.
Contact: Ambyr Mokiao-Lee, 989-7222, email@example.com
All Kine Stuffs
PUNA STRONG! RUMMAGE SALE
Where: Kinoole Baptist Church, 1815 Kinoole St., Hilo
When: 8 a.m. today
Details: Come and support the local, small businesses in Pahoa town. All proceeds from this sale will go to buy gift certificates for lava evacuees to be redeemed at Pahoa Main Street businesses.
Contact: Marlene Tamashiro, 937-4979, firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE LEGAL CLINIC
Where: Pahoa Community Center, 15-2910 Puna Road, Pahoa
When: 9 a.m. today
Details: This community service project will provide legal information to people of Hawaii Island. Those who live in rural Puna and have experienced hardships because of the recent lava event could benefit from the free legal information. There are no income screening or eligibility qualifications.
Contact: Ryan Caday, Ryan.Caday@hawaiicounty.gov
CRUISE PARADISE 2018 CAR SHOW-N-SHINE
Where: Queen’s MarketPlace, 69-201 Waikoloa Beach Dr., Waikoloa
When: 10 a.m. today
Details: From hot rods to custom classics and everything in between, this show has it all. These classic “cruizers” are coming not only from the Big Island, but also from Maui and Oahu and even places including California, Oregon and Texas. So rev up your engines and bring the entire family to see these exciting cars up close and talk story with their owners.
TIGER FUN DAY
Location: Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens, 800 Stainback Highway, Hilo
Details: Everyone is invited to come on down to the zoo. There will be games, prizes, fun, food and entertainment for the entire family. The Horse Owner’s Association will provide parking at the Equestrian Center and shuttle vans to and from the zoo.
Contact: Nina S. Bremer, 982-7798, email@example.com
HAWAII ISLAND LGBTQ PRIDE PARADE AND FESTIVAL
Where: Downtown Hilo and Mo‘oheau Bandstand
When: 11 a.m. today
Details: This year’s theme is “Love Activates!” Everyone is welcome for a colorful day of music, food, art and fun. Come celebrate our beautiful, diverse Hawaii Island community.
Contact: Greg Lupton, 323-788-7626, firstname.lastname@example.org
KEAUHOU KARES FOR PUNA
Where: Keauhou Shopping Center, 78-6831 Alii Drive, No. 232, Kailua-Kona
When: Noon today
Details: The community is invited to help Puna. The shopping center will host Hawaii Island United Way and other community partners committed to directly helping those affected by Kilauea volcano’s eruption. Requested donations include camping tents, sleeping bags, camping stoves, Futons, air mattresses, batteries, headlights, flashlights, tarps/ponchos, can openers, backpacks, pillow cases, water jugs, mosquito nets, first-aid kits, respirator masks and cartridges, cots, folding chairs, dog and cat food, cat litter, dish soap, deodorant and ear swabs. There will be live entertainment and radio broadcasts by Pacific Media Group will play throughout the day. At 5 p.m., slack key guitar master Ben Kaili takes the stage for the Hui Kako‘o Benefit Concert Series. Admission is two cans of food that will be donated to the Food Basket, Hawaii Island’s food bank. Bring more than two cans for a chance to win a prize from one of the concert sponsors.
Contact: Chris Aguinaldo, 489-3701, PR@6pillarsmarketing.com
SLACK KEY MASTER BEN KAILI PERFORMS
Where: Keahou Shopping Center, 78-6831 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona
When: 5 p.m. today
Details: Part of the Hui Kako‘o Benefit Concert Series. This family-friendly event is hosted in the Kai Malo‘o Reef Stage area and admission is just two cans of food that will be donated to the Food Basket, Hawaii Island’s food bank. Bring more than two cans for a chance to win a prize from one of the concert sponsors. On Aug. 25, Na Hoku Hanohano award-winning singer Darlene Ahuna performs as part of the series.
Contact: Kristin Kamakau, 322-3000, Kristin.Kamakau@am.jll.com
Where: Honomu Hongwanji, 281658 Government Main Road, Honomu
Details: Hatsubon service followed by bon dance at 7 p.m. Concession booth will be available.
Contact: Robert Mento, 964-5359, email@example.com
KUKUAU COMMUNITY YARD SALE
When: 8 a.m. Sunday
Details: Got clutter in your life? Need to free yourself from an excess of material accumulation? Bust out the stuff that’s been sitting in your closet/attic/garage for years and donate it to Kukuau Studio for this yard sale. Proceeds go toward Kukuau Studio improvements. Also includes live music, complimentary popcorn and food vendors. Find original art, sporting goods, musical instruments, art supplies, vintage stuff, camping gear, tools, furniture, bikes, appliances, etc. for sale. Bring donations to the studio during the last week of June, larger items June 30. Items must be working. Donations are also excepted at www.kukuaustudio.com Anything left will be donated to the Salvation Army the following Monday. Free to attend; all ages welcome.
Contact: Kukuau Studio, 464-3388, firstname.lastname@example.org
When: 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday
Details: Doors open 30 minutes before each showing. Rated PG13. One summer at a lakeside Russian estate, friends and family gather for a weekend in the countryside. While everyone is caught up in passionately loving someone who loves somebody else, a tragicomedy unfolds about art, fame, human folly and the eternal desire to live a purposeful life.
ABOUT DRUMS AND DRUMMING
When: 6 p.m. July 2
Details: Learn about the modern day drum set and how it applies to music, the history and where to find resources about drums and drumming and different parts of the drum set and how they are used. Participants also will have the chance to listen to a live demonstration.
SUMMER MOVIE MATINEE: “COCO”
When: 3 p.m. Tuesday
Details: Cool off in the children’s room and enjoy a movie for free. Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events.
WEDNESDAY, July 4
VOLCANO VILLAGE FOURTH OF JULY PARADE AND FESTIVAL
Where: Volcano Village
When: 9 a.m. Wednesday
Details: Parade starts at the Volcano Post Office and ends at Cooper Center, where all the activities will be happening. There are lots of food vendors, crafts, entertainment and fun and games for the kids. Free.
Contact: Sher Glass, 967-8553, email@example.com
CRUISE PARADISE 2018 HILO BAY BLAST CAR SHOW-N-SHINE
Where: Hilo Bayfront Soccer Field, 744 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo
When: 10 a.m. Wednesday
When: 7 p.m. Thursday and 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.
When: 11 a.m. Friday and 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.
OBON SERVICE AND DANCE
Where: Puna Hongwanji Mission, 16-492 Old Volcano Road, Keaau
When: 6 p.m. Friday and July 7
Details: Service followed by bon dance both days. Public invited. There will be a concession with ono food.
Contact: Jason Hashimoto, 966-9981, firstname.lastname@example.org
“TOM OF FINLAND”
When: 7 p.m. Friday and July 9-10; 2:30 p.m. July 8
Details: In celebration of Pride 2018. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Not rated; contains adult themes. In English, German and Finnish with English subtitles. Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in World War II, but life in Finland during peacetime proves equally distressing. He finds peacetime Helsinki rampant with persecution of the homosexual and men around him even being pressured to marry women and have children. Touko finds refuge in his liberating art. His work, made famous by his signature “Tom of Finland,” became the emblem of a generation of men and fanned the flames of a gay revolution.
Where: Hawaii Japanese Center, 751 Kanoelehua Ave., Hilo
Details: Celebrate Tanabata, the Star Festival. The event will feature Tanabata yukata/kimono dressing for a nominal fee, make-and-take Tanabata crafts and games for children, storytelling, karaoke and Tanabata odori. Concession will include Somen Nagashi. Free admission.
Contact: Eloise Hiura, 934-9611, email@example.com
Where: Kohala Hongwanji Mission, 54-4300 Akoni Pule Highway, Kapaau
When: 5 p.m. July 7
Details: Graveyard service at the Keokea cemetery followed by the hatsubon service and bon dance. Concession will be open during the dance.
Contact: The Rev. Satoshi Tomioka, 966-9981, firstname.lastname@example.org
COMMUNITY ACTION NIGHT — GROWING AND GLOWING WITH CONSCIOUSNESS
Where: Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hamakua, 45-3490 Mamane St., Honokaa
Details: Live music, high vibes, coming together to solidify a robust political movement for healthy air, land and water. Blacklite Dj Party, Mikey Fiyah and Good Vibe, Tribe, Hualalai, Tables: Wa’a Hamakua, Olomana, Protect Pohakuloa/Mauna Kea, Get Out the Vote! and much more. Suggested donation of $5. Call the number below if you’d like to table at no charge.
FIRST TAKE WITH “SCIENCE FRIDAY”
Where: Kahilu Theatre, 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Waimea
When: 7:30 p.m. July 7
Details: Lively conversations between the host of public radio’s “Science Friday,” Ira Flatow, and scientists doing research on Hawaii Island are taped for future national broadcast. Also Q&A with audience and music from Red Water Trio. For ages 12 and older. Tickets at bit.ly/scifrihi.
Contact: Phyllis Look, 955-8821, email@example.com
“20 FEET FROM STARDOM”
When: 6 p.m. July 9
Details: They are the voices behind the greatest rock, pop and R&B hits of all time, but no one knows their names. In this award-winning documentary, director Morgan Neville shines the spotlight on the untold stories of legendary background singers such as Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Claudia Lennear, Judith Hill and others. These are the triumphs and heartbreaks of music’s greatest unsung talents, featuring rare behind-the-scenes footage, vintage live performances and interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder and Bette Midler.
Contact Name: Susan Collins, 962-2229, firstname.lastname@example.org
HOLY DAY GATHERING
Where: University Heights Park, 360 Kalili St., Hilo
When: 11:30 a.m. July 10
Details: Baha‘is worldwide will commemorate a dramatic historical event, the Martyrdom of the Bab. The Bab was the prophet-herald of the Baha‘i faith, who was executed in 1850 at the command of the Persian authorities. All are welcome to join the gathering to meet some Baha‘is and share in the story of the Bab, as well as enjoy a potluck lunch.
Contact: Linda Cholas, 731-5576, email@example.com
Details: Create your own guitar picks using a special pick punch stapler in celebration of the summer reading theme, “Libraries Rock.” Participants design their own picks using special pens and designs.
LIP-SYNCH BATTLE AND “HAMILTON THE MUSICAL” TRIVIA CONTEST FOR TEENS
When: 5 p.m. July 11
Details: Contestants are permitted to bring their own tunes, as long as lyrics are appropriate. If you don’t want to compete, you can still be part of the event by helping judge the performances as part of the audience. Grand prize is a Kindle Fire. During the scoring intermission, join the “Hamilton the Musical” trivia contest. All prizes for this contest are courtesy of the Friends of the Hilo Public Library. Costumes permitted. Registration is necessary. Light snacks will be served. Open to teens in grades 6-12.
When: 11 a.m. 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.
FAMILY AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION CANDIDATES FORUM
Where: UH-Hilo, USB 100, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo
When: 6 p.m. July 17
Details: The public is invited. All candidates running for public office were invited. Candidates will briefly introduce themselves and state their platforms. Talk-story and refreshments to follow.
Contact: Liz Salfen, 982-8412, firstname.lastname@example.org
THE JOY AND CHALLENGES OF NATIVE BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY IN HAWAII WITH JACK JEFFREY
When: 7 p.m. July 19
Details: Many of Hawaii’s native forest birds are seldom seen and rarely photographed. Often found only at higher elevations in remote rain forests, many of these birds are critically endangered, some having only a few hundred individuals remaining in the wild. Jeffrey will bring to life his experiences, challenges and joys of photographing Hawaii’s native forest birds with his enchanting stories and colorful photos of these elusive avians and their native habitats. Free, but a $5 donation to Volcano Art Center is greatly appreciated.
DARK NEBULA, DWARF GALAXIES AND THE STUDENTS WHO EXPLORE THEM
Where: ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, 600 ‘Imiloa Place, Hilo
Details: A Maunakea Speaker Series presentation by Hokunani Sanchez and Keilani Steele of Honokaa High School. These two accomplished Maunakea Scholars will share the results of their 2017 research into dark nebula. Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Director Doug Simons and outreach manager Mary Beth Laychak will round out the presentation with details about the past, present and future of this unique program.
Contact: Fritz Klasner, 933-0734, email@example.com
When: 11 a.m. 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.
OPENING DAY — PANAEWA FARMERS MARKET
Where: 363 Railroad Ave, Hilo
When: 7 a.m. July 21
Details: Shop local produce and products. Details and vendor application at www.panaewamarket.org
Contact: Sara Krosch, 520-389-0620, firstname.lastname@example.org
ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH — LEI MAKING WITH KAIPO AH CHONG
When: 11 a.m. 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, email@example.com
NATSU MATSURI (SUMMER FESTIVAL) BON DANCE
Where: Hilo Daijingu, 10 Anela St., Hilo
When: 5 p.m. July 27
Details: Service followed by bon dance. Food concessions/vendors also will be available.
Contact: The Rev. Naohiro Hotta, 959-8611, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Papaaloa Hongwanji Mission, 35-2026 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Papaaloa
When: 5 p.m. July 28
Details: Obon service followed by dancing at 6 p.m.
Contact: Carrie Luke-Knotts, 557-5526, email@example.com
HAWAII ULU COOPERATIVE PRESENTATION
When: 4:30 p.m. Aug. 1
Details: An informative presentation on the lanai. Learn about the organization’s mission, watch a short film and discover ways to prepare this dietary staple. Free and suitable for all ages.
COMMUNITY INFORMATION SESSION WITH HAWAII BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
When: 10:30 a.m. Aug. 9
Details: This organization offers a variety of services to the community. Information concerning child and adolescent behavioral health will be available. Representatives from the organization’s various programs will be presenting. Free and open to all ages.
SECOND ANNUAL OHIA LOVE FESTIVAL
When: 9 a.m. Aug. 26
Details: The goal of this free public event is to celebrate ohia and promote awareness about this important tree. Talks, demonstrations and educational booths will promote ways everyone can help prevent the spread of rapid ohia death. There also will be crafts, games, prizes, a photo booth, live music, hula, food vendors and free access to ‘Imiloa center and planetarium.
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
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
When: 3 p.m. Mondays
Details: Forty-five minutes of family fun yoga with Auntie Cat. Kids are free; adults $5.
TRADITIONAL WADO KARATE TRAINING
Where: Sangha Hall, 424 Kilauea Ave., Hilo
When: 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays
Details: Beginners class, 5-6 p.m.; advanced class, 6-7 p.m. Visitors welcome to observe and participate.
Contact: Craig, 987-1465
Where: Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi, 326 Desha Ave., Keaukaha
When: 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays
Details: Fun, upbeat and sure to be a good workout. All are welcome. Free and open to the public. Visit HMONO.org/events for all class dates and times.
Contact: Pua, 969-9220, 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
MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ JAM
When: 6 p.m. Mondays
Details: An all-inclusive jam session with a rotating house band. Created to strengthen the Big Island jazz community through networking and jamming. Bring your favorite charts and the instrument of your choice or enjoy the vibrations of people improvising together in the jazz tradition. Free; all ages welcome.
ZEN BUDDHIST MEDITATION
Where: Taishoji Soto Mission, 275 Kinoole St., Hilo
When: 6:30 p.m. Mondays
Details: Join Taishoji members for zazen (sitting meditation) and kinhin (walking meditation). Access from Kilauea Avenue. Free.
Contact: The Rev. Shinsho Hata, 785-3072, 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
When: 8 p.m. Mondays
Details: Charleston is an integral part of swing and can add variety and interest to your dance. New dancers and those who want to expand their swing repertoires are welcome. No partner necessary. Six-week session for $35; discounts for multiple classes or if you bring a new student; $10 drop-ins.
BEGINNING SWING DANCE
Details: Experience Lindy hop, the original form of swing dance and an outrageously popular American dance from the Big Band era. Beginners welcome. Get personalized instruction in small classes, 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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.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
When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
Details: Classes are free. Register today.
Where: Church of the Holy Apostles, 1407 Kapiolani St., Hilo
When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays
Details: It is not a diet club, but a fellowship of people recovering from compulsive overeating. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. No dues, fees or weigh-ins.
Contact: OA contact, 345-2753
Details: Beginners and experienced welcome. Designed for all ages. Get active, increase flexibility and improve your overall health. Free and open to the public. Visit HMONO.org/events for all class dates and times.
When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays
Details: Free. Feel stronger, younger and healthier. Safe, easy-to-follow cardio dancing to Latin-inspired and contemporary hits.
Contact: Dee Torres, 938-9101, firstname.lastname@example.org
HAVE FUN WITH WATERCOLOR
Details: Experimental and traditional techniques to bring the fun of watercolor to your eyes and hands. No previous experience necessary. Supply list given during the first class. For ages 11 and older. Cost is $17.50 per two-hour class.
When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays
Details: The Hilo Artists Hui has moved to a new location for this weekly event. Working with a live model is a great way to sharpen your drawing skills. Cost is $10 per session. Bring your own drawing supplies, including a drawing board or easel. If younger than 18 years old, you must have parental permission to attend.
Contact: Robert Weiss, 557-0097, email@example.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.
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.
Wednesdays (check availability because of Fourth of July holiday)
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
Where: YWCA, 145 Ululani St., Hilo
When: 6:45 p.m. Fridays
Details: Have fun and sweat while learning West African dance. Taught by Michal Anna Carrillo of Lavaroots Dance Company in Hawi. All levels and drop-ins welcome. Live drumming. Cost is $15.
Contact: Michal Anna Carrillo, 987-4243, firstname.lastname@example.org
SQUARE DANCING FOR HEALTH AND FITNESS
Where: Clem Akina Park, 159 Wainaku St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. Fridays
Details: Meet new people for fun, fellowship and friendship put to music. Led by Bill Yoeman, ACA certified square dance caller and instructor.
Contact: Bill Yoeman, 968-6091
OTHER ONGOING EVENTS
MEMBERSHIP AND PATRON DRIVE
Where: Hawaii Plantation Museum, 27-246 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Papaikou
When: Through Dec. 31
Details: The museum is a nonprofit organization located in the old Yoshiyama Store, formerly the Onomea Sugar Plantation Store. Its mission and purpose is to collect, preserve and exhibit Hawaii Island sugar plantation artifacts and small-business memorabilia for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations.
Contact: Sharri Thornton or Christal Subica, 937-2760, email@example.com
PAHOA SENIOR CLASSES
Where: Pahoa Senior Center, 15-3016 Kauhale St., Pahoa
When: Various times and days
Details: Seniors 55 and older can participate in classes including beginning tai chi with instructor Verne Presnall, ceramics, line dancing, hula and ukulele. Classes run through Dec. 8. Call for additional information.
Contact: Margaret Yafuso, 966-5801, firstname.lastname@example.org
KILNS FOR GLASS AND POTTERY
Details: Ongoing instruction on building high-fire propane kilns. Date and times are flexible.
Contact: Harr C. Fernald, 747-7289, email@example.com
INDIVIDUAL VOICE INSTRUCTION WITH AMY HORST
When: By appointment
Details: Learn vocal power and confidence. Weekly lessons arranged according to student and teacher schedules. Cost is $30 per lesson. Call or email for more information or to register.
Contact: Amy Horst, 640-2898, firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE HELPING HAND FOR SENIORS
Where: 1911 Kalanianaole Ave., No. 608, Hilo
When: 9 a.m.
Details: For seniors who need to be driven to a doctor’s appointment, the store, the park for a walk or just to get out of the house. Call or text.
Contact: Tom, 990-5045
AIKIDO FOR ADULT BEGINNERS AND TEENS
When: Various days and times (call or email for additional information)
Details: Exercise your body, mind and spirit with aikido, an effective self-defense and path of self-development, integrating the whole person — physically, mentally and spiritually. Improves flexibility, endurance and coordination, self-confidence, discipline and awareness. Various days and times for classes. Cost is $60 per month; families $90. Check www.AikidoOfhilo.org for additional information.
COUNTRY WESTERN DANCE CLASS WITH DENISE
When: 6:15 p.m. (call or email for days)
Details: Through March 7. Features two step, swing, waltz and other requests. Learn to spin, dip and weave through traffic. Call or email for more specific information.
Contact: Denise Westbrook, 970-739-6771, email@example.com
LEARN TO DANCE SALSA WITH DENISE
Where: Holy Apostles Episcopal Church, 1407 Kapiolani St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. (call or email for days)
Details: Through March 6. Get a strong foundation and variations that will last a lifetime. First lesson is $1. Call or email for more specific information.
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
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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