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*NOTE: Check availability and location of all Hawaii Volcanoes National Park events.
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES PERFORM
Where: Hilo Farmers Market
When: 10 a.m. today
Details: Live acoustic music. Great people, great food, great music.
Contact: Dennis Soares, 345-1800, email@example.com
“THE ADVENTURES OF MILO AND OTIS”
Where: Laupahoehoe Public Library, 35-2065 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Laupahoehoe
When: 12:30 p.m. today
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
SIERRA CLUB MOKU LOA GROUP
Where: Keaau Community Center, 16-192 Pili Mua St., Keaau
When: 5:30 p.m. today
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, email@example.com
PAINT AND SIP SOCIAL ARTWORKING WITH KIRA KAMAMALU
Where: Gertrude’s Jazz Bar, 75-5699 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
SPECIAL STORYTIME WITH PARENTS INC.
Where: Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo
When: 10:30 a.m. Thursday
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, email@example.com
FREE BROWN BAG TALK
Where: Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, 655 Kilauea Ave., Hilo
When: Noon on Thursday
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, firstname.lastname@example.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. Thursday
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, email@example.com
DARK NEBULA, DWARF GALAXIES AND THE STUDENTS WHO EXPLORE THEM
Where: ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, 600 ‘Imiloa Place, Hilo
Details: A Maunakea Speaker Series presentation by Hokunani Sanchez and Keilani Steele of Honokaa High School. These two accomplished Maunakea Scholars will share the results of their 2017 research into dark nebula. Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Director Doug Simons and outreach manager Mary Beth Laychak will round out the presentation with details about the past, present and future of this unique program.
Contact: Fritz Klasner, 933-0734, firstname.lastname@example.org
HULA ARTS AT KILAUEA: ALOHA FRIDAY PROGRAM
Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
When: 11 a.m. Friday and 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, email@example.com
CHRISTY SOARES PERFORMS
Where: Honi Wai Cafe, 17-937 Volcano Road, Mountain View
When: Noon on Friday
L & L JAZZ
Where: New Chiang Mai Thai Restaurant, 110 Kalakaua St., Hilo
When: 6 p.m. Friday
Details: Enjoy delicious dinner with jazz. Classic jazz standards, swing, torch songs and Latin tunes.
Contact: Lou Ann Gurney, 982-6012, firstname.lastname@example.org
KDEN PRESENTS “OLIVER!”
Where: UH-Hilo Performing Arts Center, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and July 27-28; 2:30 p.m. Sunday and July 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, email@example.com
OPENING DAY — PANAEWA FARMERS MARKET
Where: 363 Railroad Ave, Hilo
When: 7 a.m. Saturday
Details: Shop local produce and products. Details and vendor application at www.panaewamarket.org
Contact: Sara Krosch, 520-389-0620, firstname.lastname@example.org
HAWAII ISLE ARCHERY CLUB COMPETITION
Where: Kaohe Game Management Area (Kilohana hunter check-in station), off old Saddle Road
When: 7:30 a.m. Saturday
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, email@example.com
WRITING FROM THE HEART WORKSHOP WITH FRANCES KAI-HWA WANG
When: 9:30 a.m. Saturday
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.
Where: Hilo Coffee Mill, 17-995 Volcano Road, Mountain View
When: 10 a.m. Saturday
OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP
Where: Hilo Medical Center Cafeteria, 1190 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo
When: 11:30 a.m. Saturday
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
RYUKYUKOKU MATSURI DAIKO KOHALA AND WAIMEA 10TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
Where: Kahilu Theatre, 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Waimea
When: 1 p.m. Saturday
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
LIVE DANCE MUSIC WITH THE JAZZTONES
Where: Hilo Elks Lodge, 150 Kinoole St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. Saturday
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, email@example.com
THE SOUND OF SOUL
Where: Aloha Wellness Center, 239 Haili St., Hilo
When: Noon on Sunday
Details: Empower yourself with practical spiritual skills to meet your personal crises and overcome the challenges of life in an upside down world. These tools opens your awareness to new direction and guidance specific to your situation for daily living. We welcome all ages, faiths and backgrounds. Free.
Contact: Evangeline, 498-4455, firstname.lastname@example.org
HAWAII CREATIVE RETREATS — CITRONELLA SOY WAX CANDLES
Where: Hawaii Creative Retreats Studio, 614 Kilauea Ave., Suite 103, No. 25, Hilo
When: 2 p.m. Sunday
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, email@example.com
SONGWRITER WORKSHOP AND PERFORMANCE
When: 6 p.m. Sunday
Details: Singer, songwriter and storyteller Stef Mariani will debut her anticipated 30-minute short film and singing songs from her 2018 Na Hoku Hanohano award-winning album “Stay Gold.” Tickets are $12 in advance; $15 at the door.
MICROTONAL MUSIC AND MEXICAN FOOD
When: 6 p.m. Monday
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.
HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE BANDSTAND
Where: Mooheau Park Bandstand, 329 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo
When: 11 a.m. Tuesday and July 31
Details: Free lively hour of music and hula. This week, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
MUSIC AND HEALTH — HMSA
When: Noon on Tuesday
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, email@example.com
TAI JI QUAN FOR HEALTH FOR BEGINNERS
When: 5 p.m. beginning Tuesday (register by Friday)
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
TAISHOJI BON DANCE AND PRACTICE
Where: Taishoji Soto Mission, 275 Kinoole St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. Tuesday and July 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, email@example.com
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH — LEI MAKING WITH KAIPO AH CHONG
When: 11 a.m. July 27, Aug. 24, Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 23 and Dec. 28
Details: This tropical agriculture farmer will share his expert lei-making skills with VAC visitors. As a member of Halau Na Kamalei, his unique experience marries the science of agriculture with Hawaiian lei and hula traditions. Free, but park fees apply.
Contact: Jenette, 967-8222, email@example.com
NATSU MATSURI (SUMMER FESTIVAL) BON DANCE
Where: Hilo Daijingu, 10 Anela St., Hilo
When: 5 p.m. July 27
Details: Service followed by bon dance. Food concessions/vendors also will be available.
Contact: The Rev. Naohiro Hotta, 959-8611, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
HAWAII MACADAMIA NUT ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING
Where: Nani Mau Gardens, 421 Makalika St., Hilo
When: 8:30 a.m. July 28
Details: Keynote speaker will be Howard Dicus of Hawaii News Now. Venders and presentations on the macadamia nut industry. Cost is $35 for nonmembers. Register at www.hawaiimacnut.org
Contact: Duane Charlton, 602-228-9596, firstname.lastname@example.org
LAUHALA WEAVING WITH JELENA CLAY
When: 9 a.m. July 28
Details: You’ll be able to create your own bracelet and pair of earrings using this traditional Hawaiian method of weaving. All of the findings and tools, along with sterling silver ear wires, will be provided. Simple stones and crystals will be available to embellish the earrings. Cost is $45 or $40 for VAC members, plus a $35 supply fee. Pre-registration is required; call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.
SECOND ANNUAL MALAMA NA KEIKI FESTIVAL
Where: Na‘alehu Park
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, email@example.com
CONSCIOUS COMMUNICATION: HOW TO ENGAGE IN THOUGHTFUL EXPRESSION AND ACTIVE LISTENING
When: 2 p.m. July 28
Details: Learn some powerful and effective active listening techniques, including nonverbal communication, summarizing for understanding and asking appropriate questions. Walk away with some practical tools you can immediately put to use to become a better communicator at home, in the workplace and in the world.
Where: Merriman’s Restaurant, 65-1227 Opelo Road, Waimea
Details: Live acoustic music. Great food, great people, great music.
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, firstname.lastname@example.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.
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, email@example.com
HAWAII CREATIVE RETREATS — PAPER MARBLING
When: 2 p.m. July 29
Details: Make unique marbled paper using water-based suminagashi pigments. All materials and light refreshments provided. Cost is $25; space is limited. Register at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.
SEED SHARING SYSTEMS WITH ILANA STOUT
When: 6 p.m. July 30
Details: All community members are welcome to join in these first steps toward creating a lasting seed library at the library. This class builds upon the knowledge gained in the seed saving workshop. Learn about seed sharing systems, including seed share stations, seed circles, seed exchanges and seed libraries and discuss some of the challenges involved in sharing seed and some strategies to make seed sharing more effective.
PAJAMA JAMMIE JAM
When: 6 p.m. July 31
Details: Aunty Marsha will host this special story time before bedtime in the children’s room of the library. Get comfy and cozy with bedtime stories and music as you wind down your busy day. All ages welcome; bedtime attire encouraged. You can even bring a blanket and pillow.
HAWAII ULU COOPERATIVE PRESENTATION
When: 4:30 p.m. Aug. 1
Details: An informative presentation on the lanai. Learn about the organization’s mission, watch a short film and discover ways to prepare this dietary staple. Free and suitable for all ages.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com
COMMUNITY INFORMATION SESSION WITH HAWAII BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
When: 10:30 a.m. Aug. 9
Details: This organization offers a variety of services to the community. Information concerning child and adolescent behavioral health will be available. Representatives from the organization’s various programs will be presenting. Free and open to all ages.
When: 11 a.m. 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.
GYOTAKU: FISH PRINTING FOR KEIKI
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
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
MEDICAL QIGONG FOR CHRONIC PAIN
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.
SECOND ANNUAL OHIA LOVE FESTIVAL
When: 9 a.m. Aug. 26
Details: The goal of this free public event is to celebrate ohia and promote awareness about this important tree. Talks, demonstrations and educational booths will promote ways everyone can help prevent the spread of rapid ohia death. There also will be crafts, games, prizes, a photo booth, live music, hula, food vendors and free access to ‘Imiloa center and planetarium.
ALL GAMES DAY FOR KIDS
When: 2 p.m. Aug. 29
Details: Youngsters are invited to play games after school on this special day. Some of the games encourage friendly rounds of competition while others encourage participants to have fun. Come join us and make friends along the way. Free and suitable for kids of all ages and families.
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.
HILO VETERANS CENTER
Where: 70 Lanihuli St., Suite No. 2, Hilo
When: 8 a.m. Saturdays
Details: Hilo Veterans Center has new office hours. A benefits briefing is hosted the first Thursday of each month from 9 a.m.-noon, with several other opportunities for veterans and their family members. Contact the center for more information. Also available are: shore fishing group, kanakapila group, art therapy group, stand-up paddling group, various golf activities, yoga, tai chi and a book club.
Contact: Maricar Souza, 969-3833
Where: Ben Franklin, 333 Kilauea Ave., Hilo
When: Noon on Saturdays
Details: Learn to draw everything from plants to animals to people. For ages 10 and older. Cost is $17.50 for each two-hour class. Supply list given during the first class. You also can bring your own pencils, paper and drawing board.
Contact: Joy, 935-0005, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
SUNDAY CLAY — HIGH FIRE! POTTERY CLASSES
When: 11:30 a.m. or 2:45 p.m. Sundays
Details: Nine-week workshop. Cost for either session is $200; $185 for VAC members plus a $15 materials fee for 6 pounds of clay, including glazes and firing. Additional clay will be available for purchase. Get an introduction to working with and firing midrange stoneware. Open studio time will be available to registered students from 2-5 p.m. Wednesdays; cost is $10 per day, with tickets available at the administration office front desk during business hours. Must be registered for a ceramics class to participate. Call or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org to register.
HILO BRIDGE CLUB
Where: Eagles Club, 16-111 Opukahaia St., Keaau
When: 12:30 p.m. Sundays; 11 a.m. Wednesdays
Details: Looking for social bridge players to join us in duplicate bridge. Cost is $5.
Contact: Harry Messenheimer, 965-1391
FREE DOG TRAINING AND SOCIAL EVENT
Where: Sidewalk nearest to the teahouse, Lili‘uokalani Gardens, Banyan Drive, Hilo
When: 2 p.m. Sundays
Details: Come join the fun and share the love. Goals are problem solving via free training instruction and tools, and offering an advanced socialization experience. Bring a bowl for water.
Contact: Carl Oguss, 933-9763, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
ZUMBA GOLD CHAIR
When: 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Details: Seated Zumba workout. Strengthen your core, increase your range of motion and stamina with this low-impact fitness class that offers the same benefits of Zumba Gold. All welcome.
Contact: Harriet Rocha, 640-3876
Where: Serenity House, 15-2579 Pahoa-Keaau Road, Pahoa
When: Noon on Mondays
Details: If willpower is not working, turn to Overeaters Anonymous. This is not a diet or calories club. No dues or fees. Newcomers are welcome.
Contact: 345-2753, email@example.com
When: 3 p.m. Mondays
Details: Forty-five minutes of family fun yoga with Auntie Cat. Kids are free; adults $5.
TRADITIONAL WADO KARATE TRAINING
Where: Sangha Hall, 424 Kilauea Ave., Hilo
When: 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays
Details: Beginners class, 5-6 p.m.; advanced class, 6-7 p.m. Visitors welcome to observe and participate.
Contact: Craig, 987-1465
Where: Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi, 326 Desha Ave., Keaukaha
When: 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays
Details: Fun, upbeat and sure to be a good workout. All are welcome. Free and open to the public. Visit HMONO.org/events for all class dates and times.
Contact: Pua, 969-9220, firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com
MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ JAM
Where: Kukuau Studio, 43 Kukuau St., Hilo
When: 6 p.m. Mondays
Details: An all-inclusive jam session with a rotating house band. Created to strengthen the Big Island jazz community through networking and jamming. Bring your favorite charts and the instrument of your choice or enjoy the vibrations of people improvising together in the jazz tradition. Free; all ages welcome.
Contact: Kukuau Studio, 464-3388, firstname.lastname@example.org
ZEN BUDDHIST MEDITATION
When: 6:30 p.m. Mondays
Details: Join Taishoji members for zazen (sitting meditation) and kinhin (walking meditation). Access from Kilauea Avenue. Free.
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, email@example.com
BEGINNING CHARLESTON DANCE
When: 8 p.m. Mondays
Details: Charleston is an integral part of swing and can add variety and interest to your dance. New dancers and those who want to expand their swing repertoires are welcome. No partner necessary. Six-week session for $35; discounts for multiple classes or if you bring a new student; $10 drop-ins.
BEGINNING SWING DANCE
Details: Experience Lindy hop, the original form of swing dance and an outrageously popular American dance from the Big Band era. Beginners welcome. Get personalized instruction in small classes, benefiting from guidance from more experienced Lindy hoppers. Six weeks; cost is $35 or only $20 if you bring a new student. Drop-ins $10. No experience or partner necessary.
Contact: Andrea Gill, 959-8216, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
LIBRARY BENEFIT BOOKSTORE
When: 11 a.m. Tuesdays
Details: All proceeds to benefit the Hilo Public Library. Hardbacks for $1, paperbacks for 50 cents.
Contact: Dale R. Huber, 966-4386, firstname.lastname@example.org
HAKALAU FARMERS MARKET AND FOODSHARE
Where: Botanical World Adventures, 31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Hakalau
When: 3 p.m. Tuesdays
Details: Island, organic produce, pizza and other hot food, raw honey, desserts, arts and crafts and live music provided by the Alternative Medicine Band.
Contact: Linda Jenson, 747-0467, email@example.com
AIKIDO CLASSES FOR GRADES 3-6
Where: Aikido of Hilo, 29 Shipman St., No. 203, Hilo
When: 4:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays
Details: For children ages 8-11. Students learn self-discipline, respect, greater focus and awareness in noncompetitive classes featuring exercise, strengthening and aikido’s nonviolent self-defense. Cost is $60 per month; families $90.
Contact: Barbara Klein, 935-2454, AikidoOfHilo@gmail.com
THERAPEUTIC BASIC FLOW (YOGA) CLASSES
When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
Details: Classes are free. Register today.
Where: Church of the Holy Apostles, 1407 Kapiolani St., Hilo
When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays
Details: It is not a diet club, but a fellowship of people recovering from compulsive overeating. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. No dues, fees or weigh-ins.
Contact: OA contact, 345-2753
Details: Beginners and experienced welcome. Designed for all ages. Get active, increase flexibility and improve your overall health. Free and open to the public. Visit HMONO.org/events for all class dates and times.
When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays
Details: Free. Feel stronger, younger and healthier. Safe, easy-to-follow cardio dancing to Latin-inspired and contemporary hits.
Contact: Dee Torres, 938-9101, firstname.lastname@example.org
HAVE FUN WITH WATERCOLOR
Details: Experimental and traditional techniques to bring the fun of watercolor to your eyes and hands. No previous experience necessary. Supply list given during the first class. For ages 11 and older. Cost is $17.50 per two-hour class.
When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays
Details: The Hilo Artists Hui has moved to a new location for this weekly event. Working with a live model is a great way to sharpen your drawing skills. Cost is $10 per session. Bring your own drawing supplies, including a drawing board or easel. If younger than 18 years old, you must have parental permission to attend.
Contact: Robert Weiss, 557-0097, email@example.com
INTRO TO AIKIDO
Where: Aikido of Hilo, No. 203, 29 Shipman St., Hilo
When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
Details: Exercise your body, mind and spirit with this Japanese martial art, which is an effective self-defense and path of self-development, integrating the whole person — physically, mentally and spiritually. Improves flexibility, endurance and coordination, self-confidence, discipline and awareness. Special rate of $60 for this six-week session. Other class times for adults, teens and youth available; also a special $10 session of aikido exercise class for seniors.
BLUES DANCE FUNDAMENTALS
When: 7 p.m. Tuesdays
Details: Explore the variety of styles and expressions of this unique American partner dance. Learn basics such as shifting your partner’s weight, body isolations and ways to move across the floor. No partner or experience required; beginners welcome. Six weeks; cost is $35 or only $20 if you bring a new student. Drop-ins $10.
When: 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays through March 6
Details: Learn the basic footwork, rhythm and pulse, as well as essential partner connection for six-count Lindy hop. Add a few turns and you’ll be on the dance floor having fun in no time. Small, personalized classes; no partner or experience necessary. Six weeks for $35; $10 per class drop-in. Bring a friend who is new to the Hilo Hep Cats and get your own series for only $20.
Wednesdays (check availability because of Fourth of July holiday)
QUILTING AND KNITTING IN HONOKAA
Where: North Hawaii Education and Research Center, 45-539 Plumeria St., Honokaa
When: 9 a.m. Wednesdays
Details: People of any skill level, including beginners, are welcome to attend.
Contact: June, 962-0515, firstname.lastname@example.org
WRITER’S GUILD: A FREE GROUP TO SUPPORT WRITERS
Where: Thelma Parker Public Library, 67-1209 Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea
When: 10 a.m. Wednesdays
Details: This nonprofit group supporting writers on the Big Island will meet weekly through June and July. Drop in with your ideas or pieces on which you are currently working. Group topics vary according to pieces being discussed.
Contact: Susan Collins, 887-6076, email@example.com
KIRTAN (SACRED MUSIC)
Where: Polestar Gardens, 7 Noni Farms Road, Pahoa
When: 5:45 p.m. Wednesdays
Details: Kirtan and potluck. Free. Donation requested.
Contact: Ann Gornik, 936-8518, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: No Place Like Om Yoga Studio, 65-1237 Kawaihae Road, Waimea
When: 6:15 a.m. Thursdays
Details: A gentle flow class for any level student. Every Thursday.
Contact: No Place Like Om, 640-7204, email@example.com
PARKINSON’S EXERCISE GROUP
Where: YMCA Hilo, 300 W. Lanikaula St., Hilo
When: 9:30 a.m. Thursdays
Details: Great fun and excellent health benefits from exercise. Stand or sit in your chair. Caregivers can attend with no charge.
Contact: Fran Calvert, 982-7511, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Kilauea Studios, Kurtistown
When: 10 a.m. Thursdays
Details: Pottery classes available for all skill levels. Wheel, hand-building, high-fire gas kilns. Lots of fun, spacious studio and beautiful setting.
Contact: Jamie Stokes, 799-9657, email@example.com
WEEKLY BNI MEETING
Where: Wainaku Executive Center, 26-238 Hawaii Belt Road, Hilo
When: 10:15 a.m. Thursdays
Details: BNI was founded in 1985 by Dr. Ivan Misner “for the primary purpose of building powerful referral networks.” If you want to grow your business by giving and getting referrals, you’re encouraged to call and/or attend.
Contact: Kelly Higaki, 935-5575, firstname.lastname@example.org
BEGINNING HULA I WITH PUA BROWN
Where: Hilo Armory, Culture and Education Classroom, 28 Shipman St., Hilo
When: 1 p.m. Thursdays
Details: Classes on Thursdays through March 22. Cost is $55 for 11 sessions. This class focuses on hula through the Hawaiian language and cultural experience.
Contact: Bert or Morty, 961-8706, email@example.com
BEGINNING HULA II WITH PUA BROWN
When: 2:30 p.m. Thursdays
HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE STUDY GROUP
Where: North Kohala Public Library, 54-3645 Akoni Pule Highway, Kapaau
When: 3:30 p.m. Thursdays
Details: All ages and skill levels invited to join the study group. This is a group of motivated learners who support each other in increasing their Hawaiian language skills. Newcomers welcome.
Contact: Janet Lam, 889-6655, firstname.lastname@example.org
BEGINNING HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES
When: 5 p.m. Thursdays
Details: Papa ‘Olelo Hawai‘i Part One, beginning Hawaiian language courses taught by University of Hawaii at Hilo instructor ‘Alika Guerrero, will be offered for eight weeks. This basics class will focus on simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar and sentence structure. Cost is $90 or $80 for VAC members. The required workbook for the class is “Na Kai ‘Ewalu,” available at the UH-Hilo bookstore. To register or for more information, call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.
Where: Puna Congregational Church, 16-647 Old Volcano Road, Room 6, Keaau
THURSDAY EVENING POTTERY DROP-IN
When: 6 p.m. Thursdays
Details: This drop-in style class will allow island residents and visitors the opportunity to try their hand at creating with clay on the potter’s wheel, without having to commit to an eight- or 10-week series. Emphasis will be placed on getting a feel for working on the potter’s wheel and experiencing the thrill of hand-forming a pot in motion. Students with all levels of clay experience welcome. Cost is $35 or $30 for VAC members.
Where: Center for Spiritual Living, Hawaiian Paradise Park
When: 6:30 p.m. Thursdays
Details: A new group for people who have a desire to stop gambling. Every Thursday.
Contact: Lucinda, 509-930-6329, email@example.com
RANTOKAN KENDO CLUB
Where: Waiakea Recreation Center, 1634 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo
When: 8 p.m. Thursdays
Details: Learn this ancient traditional martial art of Japan and modern-day sport, founded on virtues of samurai training. Cost is $10 per month.
LINE DANCE CLASS
Details: Through Dec. 28; class and party every Thursday. For Elks members and their guests. Cost is $3.
Contact: Andy Aquino, 959-5960, firstname.lastname@example.org
UNDERSTANDING HAWAIIAN MUSIC
Where: TBA to participants
When: 12:30 p.m. Fridays
Details: For those interested in understanding the words and appreciating the themes of popular Hawaiian songs. A native speaker will teach. No previous knowledge of Hawaiian language necessary. Call if you are interested and for details.
Contact: Laura L. Williams-May, 805-545-0642, email@example.com
WEST AFRICAN DANCE
Where: YWCA, 145 Ululani St., Hilo
When: 6:45 p.m. Fridays
Details: Have fun and sweat while learning West African dance. Taught by Michal Anna Carrillo of Lavaroots Dance Company in Hawi. All levels and drop-ins welcome. Live drumming. Cost is $15.
Contact: Michal Anna Carrillo, 987-4243, firstname.lastname@example.org
SQUARE DANCING FOR HEALTH AND FITNESS
Where: Clem Akina Park, 159 Wainaku St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. Fridays
Details: Meet new people for fun, fellowship and friendship put to music. Led by Bill Yoeman, ACA certified square dance caller and instructor.
Contact: Bill Yoeman, 968-6091
OTHER ONGOING EVENTS
MEMBERSHIP AND PATRON DRIVE
Where: Hawaii Plantation Museum, 27-246 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Papaikou
When: Through Dec. 31
Details: The museum is a nonprofit organization located in the old Yoshiyama Store, formerly the Onomea Sugar Plantation Store. Its mission and purpose is to collect, preserve and exhibit Hawaii Island sugar plantation artifacts and small-business memorabilia for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations.
Contact: Sharri Thornton or Christal Subica, 937-2760, email@example.com
PAHOA SENIOR CLASSES
Where: Pahoa Senior Center, 15-3016 Kauhale St., Pahoa
When: Various times and days
Details: Seniors 55 and older can participate in classes including beginning tai chi with instructor Verne Presnall, ceramics, line dancing, hula and ukulele. Classes run through Dec. 8. Call for additional information.
Contact: Margaret Yafuso, 966-5801, firstname.lastname@example.org
KILNS FOR GLASS AND POTTERY
Details: Ongoing instruction on building high-fire propane kilns. Date and times are flexible.
Contact: Harr C. Fernald, 747-7289, email@example.com
INDIVIDUAL VOICE INSTRUCTION WITH AMY HORST
When: By appointment
Details: Learn vocal power and confidence. Weekly lessons arranged according to student and teacher schedules. Cost is $30 per lesson. Call or email for more information or to register.
Contact: Amy Horst, 640-2898, firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE HELPING HAND FOR SENIORS
Where: 1911 Kalanianaole Ave., No. 608, Hilo
When: 9 a.m.
Details: For seniors who need to be driven to a doctor’s appointment, the store, the park for a walk or just to get out of the house. Call or text.
Contact: Tom, 990-5045
AIKIDO FOR ADULT BEGINNERS AND TEENS
When: Various days and times (call or email for additional information)
Details: Exercise your body, mind and spirit with aikido, an effective self-defense and path of self-development, integrating the whole person — physically, mentally and spiritually. Improves flexibility, endurance and coordination, self-confidence, discipline and awareness. Various days and times for classes. Cost is $60 per month; families $90. Check www.AikidoOfhilo.org for additional information.
COUNTRY WESTERN DANCE CLASS WITH DENISE
When: 6:15 p.m. (call or email for days)
Details: Through March 7. Features two step, swing, waltz and other requests. Learn to spin, dip and weave through traffic. Call or email for more specific information.
Contact: Denise Westbrook, 970-739-6771, email@example.com
LEARN TO DANCE SALSA WITH DENISE
Where: Holy Apostles Episcopal Church, 1407 Kapiolani St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. (call or email for days)
Details: Through March 6. Get a strong foundation and variations that will last a lifetime. First lesson is $1. Call or email for more specific information.
WEST COAST SWING WITH DENISE
When: Begins at 7:30 p.m. March 27
Details: Get a strong foundation and variations that will last a lifetime. For singles and couples. For Elks members and their guests. First lesson is free. Call or email for additional information.
AL-ANON EAST HAWAII
When: Various times
Details: Are you troubled by someone’s drinking? Call for free support, meeting places and times. For more information, visit www.afghawaii.org.
Contact: Dana C., 430-6653, firstname.lastname@example.org
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