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Calendar for July 7

*NOTE: Check availability and location of all Hawaii Volcanoes National Park events.

Arts and Exhibits

ADVERTISING


TODAY, July 7

CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES FROM THE PARADISE STUDIO TOUR ARTIST COLLECTIVE

Where: Wailoa Art Center, 200 Piopio St., Hilo

When: Regular center hours through July 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, pattij3@hawaiiantel.net

WOMEN’S EXHIBITION

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

When: Regular center hours through July 27

Details: Features women artists who were asked to share their perspectives through artistic expression. Represented are the voices of women, including traditionally underrepresented groups — trans women, queer women, women of all cultures, ethnicities and ages — to participate in a dynamic exhibit from their perspective. For more information, visit www.ehcc.org.

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

WEDNESDAY, July 11

ABSTRACT ONLY! ART SUBMISSION HELP DAY

Where: Wailoa Art Center, 200 Piopio St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Wednesday

Details: For artists who want to enter the exhibit in August. Deadline for submissions is Friday (July 13). Get help with taking images and submitting entries to the online CaFE call to artists website. Reservations are requested, but walk-ins will be accepted until 2 p.m. Call the number below for more information or to reserve a time for help.

Contact: Codie M. King, 933-0416, wailoa@yahoo.com

THURSDAY, July 12

PHOTO EXHIBIT: “JAPANESE BUDDHIST TEMPLES IN HAWAI’I”

Where: Sangha Hall, 424 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Thursday (opening event); 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. July 14 and 8:30 a.m. July 15

Details: The architecture and interior adornments of Japanese Buddhist temples in Hawaii are like puzzles with many hidden details and special meanings. This exhibit helps unlock the remarkable and complex layers of design in Buddhist temples, the first of which were built in Hawaii more than 120 years ago. Free and open to the public. The Rev. Shindo “Jon” Nishiyama, head minister of Hilo Betsuin, along with George Tanabe and Willa Tanabe, co-authors of the book “Japanese Buddhist Temples in Hawai’i,” will discuss temple design, artifacts and customs during the Thursday night opening event. An altar and other Buddhist objects will be displayed, along with calligraphy by the students of Aki Baba. The exhibit is open concurrently with Hilo Betsuin’s obon.

Contact: Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, 961-6677, c.gervais@hilobetsuin.org

Classes

TODAY, July 7

ART IN THE EVERYDAY COMMUNITY QUILT PROJECT — ASSEMBLY WORKSHOP DAY

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

When: 10 a.m. today

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.

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

COLORING FOR ADULTS

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

When: Noon today

Details: Drop in and relax with a coloring activity.

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

SUNDAY, July 8

HAWAII CREATIVE RETREATS — ZENTANGLE BATIKS

Where: Hawaii Creative Retreats Studio, 614 Kilauea Ave., Suite 103, No. 25, Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Sunday

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, hawaiicreativeretreats@gmail.com

MONDAY, July 9

COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS 2 FOR SENIORS 50+

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

When: 9 a.m. Monday and Thursday

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, cyberlu@gmail.com

TUESDAY, July 10

TAI CHI CHIH — JOY THRU MOVEMENT

Where: TBA, Hilo

When: 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays through 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, reikimastertaichichih@gmail.com

IPHONE 2 FOR SENIORS 50+

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

When: 9 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday

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.

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

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF WINE AND WATERCOLORS

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

When: 4 p.m. Tuesday

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.

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

WEDNESDAY, July 11

SUMMER DANCE CLASSES

Where: Church of the Holy Cross

When: 7 p.m. Wednesdays through 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, erikc@hawaii.edu

MAMBO AND FOXTROT DANCE CLASSES

Where: Waiakea High School, Portable No. 22, 155 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Wednesdays through 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, kuni397@yahoo.com

THURSDAY, July 12

TAX WORKSHOP

Where: Hawaii Community College

When: 8 a.m. Thursday at the Palamanui campus in Kona; Friday at the Manono campus in 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, tax.pio@hawaii.gov

BUSINESS INSURANCE 101 WORKSHOP

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

When: 9 a.m. Thursday

Details: Free. Learn what you need to know about commercial insurance to avoid costly mistakes and pitfalls that can hurt your business growth. Learn how to best protect your assets, avoid oversights and ask questions of a knowledgeable, objective individual. Registration required at www.hisbdc.org.

Contact: Lydia, 933-0776, lydia.santiago@hisbdc.org

COMING

NAVIGATING THE FINANCIAL WORLD: BUDGETING AND CREDIT

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

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 hfs_marketing@hfsfcu.org.

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

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, susan.collins@librarieshawaii.org

WORD PROCESSING FOR SENIORS 50+

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

When: 10 a.m. July 17-19

Details: This is not a typing class. Learn how to move your words around on a digital sheet of paper, insert a picture and print a catchy invitation or poster. Cost is $50; free parking.

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

MINDFULNESS TECHNIQUES FOR VIBRANT LIVING AND STRESS REDUCTION

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

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.

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

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, contact@gertrudesjazzbar.com

FREE BROWN BAG TALK

Where: Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, 655 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: Noon on July 19

Details: This month’s speaker is David Rodman, presenting “Listen: Opposition is Your Friend.” Learn about the listening process used during the EnVision Maunakea project and how it relates to the challenges faced in facilitation.

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

HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN

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

When: 9 a.m. July 19 (register by July 17)

Details: Develop an understanding of why it’s important to have a business plan and how it’s used in managing a business. Cost is $20. Registration required at www.hisbdc.org.

Contact: Lydia Santiago, 933-0776, lydia.santiago@hisbdc.org

WRITING FROM THE HEART WORKSHOP WITH FRANCES KAI-HWA WANG

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

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.

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

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, 333evangeline@gmail.com

HAWAII CREATIVE RETREATS — CITRONELLA SOY WAX CANDLES

Where: Hawaii Creative Retreats Studio, 614 Kilauea Ave., Suite 103, No. 25, Hilo

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

Contact: Sara Krosch, 520-389-0620, hawaiicreativeretreats@gmail.com

TAI JI QUAN FOR HEALTH FOR BEGINNERS

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

When: 5 p.m. beginning July 24 (register by July 20)

Details: Maintain health and prevent diseases. This is a proactive, low impact and non-drug approach to health. Eight classes through Aug. 24 (off Aug. 17 and 21). Cost is $88. Register at www.hiqi4health.org.

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

LITTLE FIRE ANT MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

Where: Hawaii Department of Agriculture, 16 E. Lanikaula St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. July 27

Details: Free; monthly workshop. Learn some ant biology basics, then be guided through the various management techniques including practical demonstrations on how to mix and apply the HAL gel bait. There is a break for lunch. Past clinics have been very well-attended, so get your booking in early as there are limited seats available. Email or call the contact person below to book a place.

Contact: Heather Forester, 315-5656, heather.forester@littlefireants.com

LAUHALA WEAVING WITH JELENA CLAY

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

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.

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

CONSCIOUS COMMUNICATION: HOW TO ENGAGE IN THOUGHTFUL EXPRESSION AND ACTIVE LISTENING

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

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.

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

HAWAII CREATIVE RETREATS — PAPER MARBLING

Where: Hawaii Creative Retreats Studio, 614 Kilauea Ave., Suite 103, No. 25, Hilo

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.

Contact: Sara Krosch, 520-389-0620, hawaiicreativeretreats@gmail.com

SEED SHARING SYSTEMS WITH ILANA STOUT

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

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.

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

MEDICAL QIGONG FOR CHRONIC PAIN

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

When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays and 11 a.m. Saturdays beginning Aug. 21 (register by Aug. 10)

Details: Learn 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. Nine classes total through Sept. 29. Cost is $80. Register at www.hiqi4health.org.

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. 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, July 7

COFFEE AND EV MEET-UP

Where: Papaaloa Country Store & Cafe, 35-2032 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Papaaloa

When: 9 a.m. today

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, nmorin99@yahoo.com

MONDAY, July 9

KOREA VETS MONTHLY MEETING

Where: Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home, 1180 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Monday

Details: Committee, disability and agenda reviews; KWV memorial status.

Contact: Bob Karp, 981-2126, karpr001@hawaii.rr.com

TUESDAY, July 10

BIG ISLAND BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION

Where: Kamana Senior Center, 127 Kamana St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Monthly meeting; features an open discussion about bee recovery programs available for Puna. Potluck pupus followed by meeting at 6:30 p.m. Open to the public. Learn about bees, beekeeping, pollination and how to get started beekeeping.

Contact: Jim Klyman, 805-339-2422, bigislandbeekeepers@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY, July 11

BIG ISLAND REI MEETING

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

When: 6 p.m. Wednesday

Details: Guest speaker Larry Lau will discuss renovation loans for investors.

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

THURSDAY, July 12

HILO HOSPITAL RETIREES CLUB

Where: ILWU Hall, 100 W. Lanikaula St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Thursday

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, yolin@hawaii.rr.com

HAWAII PHOTO SHOOTERS

Where: Komohana Research and Extension Center, Room D-202, 875 Komohana St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Thursday

Details: Steve Bohlert and Lee Schechtman will present “Post-Processing of Images.” Schechtman will discuss basic steps he uses to correct exposure, color balance, sharpness and composition. Bohlert will demonstrate using ON1 Photo Raw 2018 software. Free and open to the public.

Contact: Susan Miyasaka, 969-8258, sc_miyasaka@yahoo.com

FRIDAY, July 13

MEET THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR STATE HOUSE DISTRICT 1

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

When: 4 p.m. Friday

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, koohanpaik@gmail.com

COMING

DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS CHAPTER NO. 6 HILO

Where: Kamana Senior Center, 127 Kamana St., 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.hichapter6@gmail.com

SOLO AUTOCROSS — SPORTS CAR CLUB OF AMERICA

Where: Hilo Drag Strip Kart track

When: 7 a.m. July 15

Details: The Big Island of Hawaii Region hosts the all-day 2018 PAX/RTP Championship Event No. 7. Open to spectators and competitors. Come out and watch, ride along with competitors or compete with your own car. Classifications exist for most street vehicles.

Contact: Tim Minick, 896-1333, scca@minicknet.com

SIERRA CLUB MOKU LOA GROUP

Where: Keaau Community Center, 16-192 Pili Mua St., Keaau

When: 5:30 p.m. July 18

Details: Monthly meeting with discussions about environmental issues near and far. Potluck followed by meeting. Zero waste; bring your own plate, cup, utensils, etc., if you can.

Contact: Nadine Robertson, 896-4108, nrobert506@aol.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, charltonduane@gmail.com

Health

TUESDAY, July 10

BREATHING AND MOVEMENT FOR STRESS: YOGA THERAPY

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

When: 3 p.m. Tuesday

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.

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

FRIDAY, July 13

SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF MINORS IN HAWAII EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATION

Where: Glad Tidings Church, 116 Kapiolani St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Friday

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, dianne.bc@hoolanapua.org

COMING

SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF MINORS IN HAWAII EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATION

Where: Tutu’s House, Kamuela Business Center (Upper Level), No. 304, 64-1032 Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea

When: 1 p.m. July 14

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, dianne.bc@hoolanapua.org

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

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

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.

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

NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP

Where: Oki Conference Room, 688 Kinoole St., Suite 115A, Hilo

When: 7 p.m. July 27

Details: Gain understanding and empathy for loved ones living with mental illness. Come to learn more, connect with others and feel empowered.

Contact: Carol Denis, 935-0615, caroldhilo@gmail.com

SECOND ANNUAL MALAMA NA KEIKI FESTIVAL

Where: Na‘alehu Park

When: 9 a.m. July 28

Details: Expecting mothers, women considering pregnancy, young families and supporting ohana are invited for a day of health education, community resources and interactive keiki activities. Local health agencies will be in attendance to share about health services available to families. Free health vision exams, hearing screenings and immunization information. Also, locally sourced healthy food, music, keiki performances, Zumba and more. Free and open to the public.

Contact: Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi, 969-9220, contact@hmono.org

BREAKING FREE OF SUGAR ADDICTION

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

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.

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

Just for Keiki

TODAY, July 7

READING TAILS WITH PIERRE AND MAILE

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

When: 11 a.m. today and July 14

Details: Pierre is a certified therapy dog. Readers choose their own books to read during this special time.

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

ICE CREAM AND DINOSAURS

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

When: Noon today

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.

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

TUESDAY, July 10

ARTSY AFTERNOON: BLACK AND WHITE ART FOR CHILDREN

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

When: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday

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.

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

GUITAR PICK CRAFT: TWEEN AND TEENS

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

When: 3 p.m. Tuesday

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.

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

WEDNESDAY, July 11

“EPIC”

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

When: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday

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.

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

COMING

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

“THE ADVENTURES OF MILO AND OTIS”

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

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.

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

SPECIAL STORYTIME WITH PARENTS INC.

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

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.

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

“THE POINT”

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

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.

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

PAJAMA JAMMIE JAM

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

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.

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

GYOTAKU: FISH PRINTING FOR KEIKI

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

When: 10 a.m. Aug. 12 (register by July 28)

Details: For ages 7-12. Cost is $25.50 for members, $30 nonmembers. All supplies included. Introductory workshop in the art of gyotaku. Learn the background and historical context of the practice and beginner-level techniques for creating fish prints.

Contact: Kellie Miyazu, 961-5711, YAS@ehcc.org

SPECIAL STORY TIME WITH KA PAALANA

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

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.

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

ALL GAMES DAY FOR KIDS

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

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.

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

Outdoors

TODAY, July 7

HILO DONKEY DASH 5K

Where: Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens, Pavilion 1, 800 Stainback Highway, Hilo

When: 7 a.m. today

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, hilodonkeydash@gmail.com

COMING

BEACH CLEANUP AND POTLUCK PICNIC AND SWIM

Where: Meet at the parking lot at the intersection of Lokoaka and Kalanianaole streets

When: 9 a.m. July 14

Details: Join friends and community members for this cleanup event. Wear work clothes and closed-toed shoes. Tools, gloves and mosquito repellant will be provided. Bring beach clothes for the picnic at 12:30 p.m. at Richardson Ocean Park. Contributions to the picnic are welcome but not required.

Contact: Sarah Moon, 935-3475, rainloversarah@gmail.com

KEAUHOU COMMUNITY DAY

Where: Keauhou, Ka‘u

When: 9 a.m. July 14

Details: Our forests work hard every day, providing clean air and clean water. Why not make that exchange even? Join Three Mountain Alliance for a day of giving back and learning about mauka forests. Sure to be a fun and rewarding day for the whole family. Space is limited. First come, first served.

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

Pau Hana

TODAY, July 7

SWINGING SATURDAY AT THE ELKS

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

When: 7 p.m. today

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.

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

CHILI DINNER AND BINGO

Where: VFW Post 3830, 15-775 Maluhia Road, Nanawale Estates

When: 6 p.m. today

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.

Contact: Freda Hart, 965-7032, fredahart85@gmail.com

THURSDAY, July 12

HILO ORCHID SHOW GALA PREVIEW PARTY

Where: Edith Kanaka‘ole Multi-purpose Stadium, 350 Kalanikoa St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Thursday

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, erika@hawaiimediation.org

FRIDAY, July 13

SPAGHETTI DINNER AND BINGO

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

When: 6 p.m. Friday

Details: All-you-can-eat spaghetti with choice of meat or veggie sauce. Dinner includes garlic bread, salad, desserts and coffee. Other beverages available for purchase. Bingo is played Eagles style for grocery items, with multiple winners each game.

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

COMING

LIVE DANCE MUSIC WITH THE JAZZTONES

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

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.

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

Performances

TODAY, July 7

THE TONGA SISTERS

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. today

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.

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

KACHI KACHI DANCE

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

When: 6:30 p.m. today

Details: El Leo and the Jarican Express will perform. Food plates and beverages available for purchase. Cover charge for the band.

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

TUESDAY, July 3

HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE BANDSTAND

Where: Mooheau Park Bandstand, 329 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Tuesday and July 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, destinationhilo@gmail.com

FRIDAY, July 13

THE GONE COUNTRY BAND

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

When: 6 p.m. Friday

Details: Live country music, dancing and good fun. Full bar and dinner and snack menu.

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

KDEN PRESENTS “OLIVER!”

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

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and July 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28; 2:30 p.m. July 15, 22 and 29

Details: “Oliver!” is the musical version of Charles Dickens’ classic tale “Oliver Twist” and features such memorable songs a “Where is Love?”, “As Long As He Needs Me,” “Food Glorious, Food” and “Who Will Buy?” Tickets are $20 general, $15 senior 60+/students and $12 for children 12 and younger and are available at Kilauea General Store, Keaau Natural Foods, Basically Books and The Most Irresistible Shop in Hilo.

Contact: Suzi Bond, 982-7344, kden73@aol.com

COMING

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES PERFORM

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

When: 2 p.m. July 14 and 28

Details: Live acoustic music. Great food, great people, great music.

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

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES PERFORM

Where: Makuu Farmers Market, 15-2131 Keaau-Pahoa Road, Pahoa

When: 8:30 a.m. July 15

Details: Live acoustic music. Great people, great food, great music.

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

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES PERFORM

Where: Hilo Farmers Market

When: 10 a.m. July 18

Details: Live acoustic music. Great people, great food, great music.

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

CHRISTY SOARES PERFORMS

Where: Honi Wai Cafe, 17-937 Volcano Road, Mountain View

When: Noon on July 20

Details: Live acoustic music. Great people, great food, great music.

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

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.

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

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES PERFORM

Where: Hilo Coffee Mill, 17-995 Volcano Road, Mountain View

When: 10 a.m. July 21

Details: Live acoustic music. Great people, great food, great music.

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

RYUKYUKOKU MATSURI DAIKO KOHALA AND WAIMEA 10TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

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

When: 1 p.m. July 21

Details: Featuring RMD drummers from Kohala, Waimea, Oahu, Kauai and Okinawa. This multicultural event also will include hula, vocal and dance performances. Special performers include Hui Okinawa Kobudo Taiko from Hilo, Okinawan Dancing by Ryusei Honryu Ryukokai, Norman Kaneshiro of Ukwanshin Kabudan and Okinawan performing stars Ayumi Yonaha, Atsushi Yamashiro and Hidekatsu.

Contact: Kathy Matsuda, 895-2025, kathy@hialoha.net

SONGWRITER WORKSHOP AND PERFORMANCE

Where: Gertrude’s Jazz Bar, 75-5699 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona

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.

Contact: Marlina Lee, 327-5299, contact@gertrudesjazzbar.com

MICROTONAL MUSIC AND MEXICAN FOOD

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

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.

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

MUSIC TO GET YA MOVIN’

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

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.

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

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, ambyr@hawaii.edu

All Kine Stuffs

TODAY, July 7

FRIENDS OF HILO PUBLIC LIBRARY FIRST SATURDAY BOOK SALE

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

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, magazines, audio books, CDs, DVDs, LPs. All proceeds benefit the library and librarian scholarships.

Contact: Dorothy Short, 935-3733, shortsinhilo@gmail.com

TANABATA TIME

Where: Hawaii Japanese Center, 751 Kanoelehua Ave., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. today

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, contact@hawaiijapanesecenter.com

OBON EVENTS

Where: Kohala Hongwanji Mission, 54-4300 Akoni Pule Highway, Kapaau

When: 5 p.m. today

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, stomioka@honpahi.org

OBON SERVICE AND DANCE

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

When: 6 p.m. today

Details: Service followed by bon dance both days. Public invited. There will be a concession with ono food.

Contact: Jason Hashimoto, 966-9981, jasonhashi@gmail.com

COMMUNITY ACTION NIGHT — GROWING AND GLOWING WITH CONSCIOUSNESS

Where: Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hamakua, 45-3490 Mamane St., Honokaa

When: 6 p.m. today

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.

Contact: Koohan Paik-Mander, 775-7758, koohanpaik@gmail.com

FIRST TAKE WITH “SCIENCE FRIDAY”

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

When: 7:30 p.m. today

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, plook@hawaiipublicradio.org

SUNDAY, July 8

“TOM OF FINLAND”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday

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.

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

MONDAY, July 9

“20 FEET FROM STARDOM”

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

When: 6 p.m. Monday

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, susan.collins@librarieshawaii.org

TUESDAY, July 10

HOLY DAY GATHERING

Where: University Heights Park, 360 Kalili St., Hilo

When: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday

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, southhilo@bahaihawaii.org

GUITAR PICK CRAFT: TWEEN AND TEENS

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

When: 3 p.m. Tuesday

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.

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

TAISHOJI BON DANCE AND PRACTICE

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

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday and July 24 and 31 (practice); 7 p.m. Aug. 4 (bon dance)

Details: All are welcome to attend practice and the bon dance. Practice is until 8:30 p.m. each night; dance is until 10:30 p.m.

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

WEDNESDAY, July 11

LIP-SYNCH BATTLE AND “HAMILTON THE MUSICAL” TRIVIA CONTEST FOR TEENS

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

When: 5 p.m. Wednesday

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.

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

FRIDAY, July 13

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS IN JULY CRAFT FAIR

Where: Manono Street Marketplace, 681 Manono St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Friday and July 14

Details: Free family event. Come find some of best crafters gearing up for the holidays. Buy those special one-of-a-kind gifts while they last. Peruse selections of Hawaiian designed and Big Island-made clothing, logo wear, lotions and soaps, one-of-a-kind jewelry, black pearls, bags, sewn products, original paints, photo cards, paper crafts, beef jerky and so much more.

Contact: Gina Hara Chun, 935-3297, Gina@realtyhc.com

HULA ARTS AT KILAUEA: ALOHA FRIDAY PROGRAM

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Friday and 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

COMING

HILO HIGH KEY CLUB RUMMAGE SALE

Where: Hilo High School cafeteria, 556 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 7:30 a.m. July 14

Details: Funds raised will assist club members in continuing their Feed the Hungry Program at Clem Akina Park and provide items needed for their Hawaii County Sister City Exchange to Sumoto City, Japan, during the fall break. Come and search for goodies.

Contact: Charlene Masuhara, 345-4737, chmasuhara@gmail.com

STABLES SWAP MEET

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

When: 8:30 a.m. July 14

Details: All are welcome to attend or vend. Featuring garage sale, produce, plants, arts and crafts, food trucks and all kine stuffs. Plenty of parking. Second Saturday of each month.

Contact: Dawn Hurwitz, 936-3046, stablesswapmeet@gmail.com

“THE GOODFATHER, LIFE OF LARRY MEHAU”

Where: Basically Books, 1672 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. July 14

Details: Larry Mehau, a larger-than-life Hilo boy who became a cop-rancher-sumo champion-political kingmaker, was a powerful figure — physically, mentally, spiritually, financially and politically. Award-winning journalist Don Chapman presents Mehau’s life story in his own words, with comments by associates and contemporaries.

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

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, jes323@hawaiiantel.net

THE JOY AND CHALLENGES OF NATIVE BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY IN HAWAII WITH JACK JEFFREY

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

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.

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

DARK NEBULA, DWARF GALAXIES AND THE STUDENTS WHO EXPLORE THEM

Where: ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, 600 ‘Imiloa Place, Hilo

When: 7 p.m. July 19

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, fklasner@hawaii.edu

HULA ARTS AT KILAUEA: ALOHA FRIDAY PROGRAM

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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.

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

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, panaewamarket@gmail.com

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

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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, info@volcanoartcenter.org

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, hilodaijingu@gmail.com

BON ODORI

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, carrielukeknotts@hawaiiantel.net

HAWAII ULU COOPERATIVE PRESENTATION

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

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.

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

HULA VOICES

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. 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

COUNTY COUNCIL TALK-STORY

Where: Kukuau Studios, 43 Kukuau St., Hilo

When: 4 p.m. Aug. 4

Details: An invitation to all voters and county council candidates from District 1 to District 5 to talk story about East Hawaii’s future growth and development. Come out and support your candidate and hear what they have to say.

Contact: William Halverson, 238-2250, billhalversen@gmail.com

COMMUNITY INFORMATION SESSION WITH HAWAII BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

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

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.

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

FLOATING LANTERN PRE-DECORATING

Where: North Hawaii Hospice, 65-1328 Kawaihae Road, Waimea

When: 2 p.m. Aug. 16

Details: All interested in getting together to decorate your lanterns before the Aug. 26 floating lantern ceremony at the Fairmont Orchid hotel are invited to attend. Supplies are provided at no cost. Small donation for lantern to decorate. Contact the person below to register.

Contact: Inez Schultz, 885-7547, inez.schultz@northhawaiihospice.org

SECOND ANNUAL OHIA LOVE FESTIVAL

Where: ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, 600 ‘Imiloa Place, Hilo

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.

Contact: Ambyr Mokiao-Lee, 989-7222, ambyr@hawaii.edu

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

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

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 (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, 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