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Community Calendar for July 11

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

CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES FROM THE PARADISE STUDIO TOUR ARTIST COLLECTIVE

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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

“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

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

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

When: 5 p.m. today

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

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

TAX WORKSHOP

Where: Hawaii Community College

When: 8 a.m. Thursday (Palamanui campus, Kona) and Friday (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, tax.pio@hawaii.gov

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

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

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

MEET THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR STATE HOUSE DISTRICT 1

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

When: 6 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

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

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

STABLES SWAP MEET

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

When: 8:30 a.m. Saturday

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

DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS CHAPTER NO. 6 HILO

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

When: 11 a.m. Saturday

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

READING TAILS WITH PIERRE AND MAILE

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

When: 11 a.m. Saturday

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

LOST MUMMY: ESCAPE THE ROOM

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

When: 1 p.m. Saturday

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

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. Saturday

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

NAVIGATING THE FINANCIAL WORLD: BUDGETING AND CREDIT

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

When: 3 p.m. Saturday

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

THE YOUTH ARTS SERIES: SUMMER 2018

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

When: 8 a.m. Monday through July 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

SEED SAVING BASICS WITH ILANA STOUT

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

When: 6 p.m. Monday

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

HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE BANDSTAND

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

When: 11 a.m. Tuesday and July 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

HIP-HOP AND LITERACY WITH MR. KNEEL

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

When: 4 p.m. Tuesday

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

MINDFULNESS TECHNIQUES FOR VIBRANT LIVING AND STRESS REDUCTION

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

When: 5 p.m. Tuesday

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

FAMILY AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION CANDIDATES FORUM

Where: UH-Hilo, USB 100, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday

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

COMING

“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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HULA ARTS AT KILAUEA: ALOHA FRIDAY PROGRAM

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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

Details: Volcano musician Wes Awana invites visitors and kama‘aina alike to share his love of the ukulele and Hawaiian music. He also will give family-friendly lessons on the iconic and inviting instrument. Free, but park fees apply.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WRITERS WORKSHOP

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

When: 12:30 p.m. (ongoing group) and 4 p.m. (entry level) Tuesdays

Details: We write, read and get constructive feedback to become a more effective writer. We have a good core ongoing group for seasoned writers and an entry group for those who need to brush up. Sessions are 10 weeks. Cost is $90.

Contact: Dawn Hurwitz, 936-3046, dawnhurwitz@mac.com

HAKALAU FARMERS MARKET AND FOODSHARE

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

When: 3 p.m. Tuesdays

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

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

AIKIDO CLASSES FOR GRADES 3-6

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

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

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

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

THERAPEUTIC BASIC FLOW (YOGA) CLASSES

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

When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Details: Classes are free. Register today.

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

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS

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

When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays

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

Contact: OA contact, 345-2753

YOGA

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

When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

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

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

ZUMBA FITNESS

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays

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

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

HAVE FUN WITH WATERCOLOR

Where: Ben Franklin, 333 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays

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

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

LIFE DRAWING

Where: Kukuau Studio, 43 Kukuau St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays

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

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

INTRO TO AIKIDO

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

When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Details: Exercise your body, mind and spirit with this Japanese martial art, which is an effective self-defense and path of self-development, integrating the whole person — physically, mentally and spiritually. Improves flexibility, endurance and coordination, self-confidence, discipline and awareness. Special rate of $60 for this six-week session. Other class times for adults, teens and youth available; also a special $10 session of aikido exercise class for seniors.

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

BLUES DANCE FUNDAMENTALS

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

When: 7 p.m. Tuesdays

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

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

BEGINNING SWING DANCE

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

When: 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays through March 6

Details: Learn the basic footwork, rhythm and pulse, as well as essential partner connection for six-count Lindy hop. Add a few turns and you’ll be on the dance floor having fun in no time. Small, personalized classes; no partner or experience necessary. Six weeks for $35; $10 per class drop-in. Bring a friend who is new to the Hilo Hep Cats and get your own series for only $20.

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

Wednesdays (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