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Community Calendar for Aug. 1

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

HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES

ADVERTISING


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

When: Beginning in August

Details: Free. Designed for adults. Learn Hawaiian chants, songs and prayers. Beginner 2 class is at 1 p.m. Thursdays; intermediate class is at 3 p.m. Thursdays. Classes hosted in the program room. It is recommended students have some experience with the Hawaiian language. To register, email lesmeri.puakea@gmail.com.

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

ATARI GAME DAY FOR TWEENS AND TEENS

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

When: 1:30 p.m. today

Details: Come and try the new Atari Flashback 7 video game kit. Two players at one time. Registration is required; sign up at the children’s or young adult reference desk. Free; open to keiki ages 11-17.

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

ARTSY AFTERNOON FOR KIDS: CREATE A BUTTERFLY MAGNET

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

When: 1:30 p.m. today

Details: Make colorful tie-dyed butterfly magnet out of a coffee filter and a clothespin. Free; all materials will be supplied. Children 5 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

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. today

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

HAWAII WRITERS GUILD PRESENTS WRITERS’ VOICES

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

When: 5:30 p.m. today

Details: An evening of original readings by Guild members. Following the readings, members of the audience will have an opportunity to question the writers about their work and writing lives.

Contact: Joy Fisher, 238-0551, jfisher979@yahoo.ca

SPECIAL STORYTIME AND CRAFT WITH LILI‘UOKALANI TRUST

Where: Hilo Public Library, Children’s Room, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 10:30 a.m. Thursday

Details: Free and suitable for all ages. Lili’uokalani Trust is a nonprofit human services agency with a mission to serve Hawaiian orphaned and destitute children. This organization provides counseling services, group programs and establishes partnerships with the community.

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

HULA VOICES

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. Thursday and 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

ABSTRACT ONLY! ART EXHIBIT

Where: Wailoa Center, 200 Piopio St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Friday (opening reception and awards ceremony); exhibit on display during regular center hours through Aug. 30

Details: Come meet the artists and learn about abstract art during the opening reception, which is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Contact: Wailoa Center, 933-0416, wailoa@yahoo.com

HILO BETSUIN BWA GIGANTIC GARAGE SALE

Where: Sangha Hall, 424 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 7 a.m. Saturday

Details: Kitchenware including dinnerware from Japan, small appliances, books, toys, games, household goods, clothes for everyone, fabric, purses, jewelry, collectibles and more. Limited craft items made by BWA members. Boutique section. Free admission and ample parking.

Contact: Janice Higashi, 961-6848, jrhigashi@hawaiiantel.net

COFFEE AND ELECTRIC CAR MEET UP

Where: Kilauea Lodge and Restaurant, 19-3948 Old Volcano Road, Volcano Village

When: 9 a.m. Saturday

Details: Electric car owners will be available to share their knowledge and experiences with the public. If you have an electric car, join. If you’re in the market for one and have questions, come by and owners can address your questions.

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

COUNTY COUNCIL TALK-STORY

Where: Kukuau Studios, 43 Kukuau St., Hilo

When: 4 p.m. Saturday

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

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

TAISHOJI BON DANCE

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

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Details: All welcome to attend.

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

RAPID OHIA DEATH DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE

Where: Various locations

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday (Palace Theater, Hilo) and Aug. 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

SENIORS OF PARADISE

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

When: 9:30 a.m. Monday

Details: Are you 55 or older and live in HPP or surrounding areas? Join the club for an ice cream social and potluck meal, as well as some fun, games and camaraderie. The board will provide the desert, so bring a main or side dish to share. Learn hula, share your favorite craft and take a field trip to discover the hidden gems of the island we call home.

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

COMING

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

HULA ARTS AT KILAUEA: ALOHA FRIDAY PROGRAM

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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.

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

DUCT TAPE CRAFT FOR KIDS WITH BEN FRANKLIN CRAFTS

Where: Hilo Public Library, Children’s Room, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 1:30 p.m. Aug. 11

Details: Create a special dry erase board to take home. All supplies will be provided. Free; suitable for all ages. Children 5 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

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

YOGA BASICS FOR ADULTS

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

When: 4 p.m. Aug. 14

Details: Librarian Gretchen Andrews also is a certified yoga teacher. She will demonstrate yoga breathing techniques along with simple postures using only a chair as a prop. It is recommended to wear loose, comfortable clothing and it is not necessary to bring a yoga mat. Free.

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

FLOATING LANTERN PRE-DECORATING

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

When: 2 p.m. Aug. 16

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

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

OPEN HOUSE

Where: Waiakea High School, 155 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Aug. 16

Details: A short PTSA meeting begins the evening in the cafeteria. A limited supply of chili bowls will be served. Classroom visitations (no teacher conferences) to meet teachers will follow until 7:30 p.m. School logo items available for sale in E-103.

Contact: Donna Tanabe, 974-4888, donna_tanabe@notes.k12.hi.us

HULA ARTS AT KILAUEA: ALOHA FRIDAY PROGRAM

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. 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

FRIENDS OF THE ZOO ANNUAL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

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

When: 11 a.m. Aug. 18

Details: In the main pavilion at the zoo. There will be the election of board members and officers followed by a potluck lunch. Come join the Friends at the zoo and meet fellow animal lovers.

Contact: Nina S. Bremer, 982-7798, nsbremer@gmail.com

ADULT WIRE JEWELRY CLASS WITH ALEX MIDDLETON

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

When: Noon on Aug. 18

Details: Tools and supplies will be provided, and sign-up is required at the reference desk. Limited seating of 10 participants. Recommended for ages 14 and older.

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

MEDICAL QIGONG FOR CHRONIC PAIN

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

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

Details: Learn to manage chronic pain, respiratory issues, etc. It is balance of movement and meditation for a proactive, low-impact and non-drug approach to health. Nine classes total through Sept. 29. Cost is $80. Register at www.hiqi4health.org.

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

LITTLE FIRE ANT MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

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

When: 9 a.m. Aug. 24

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

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

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

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. 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

CUPCAKE STORY TIME FOR KIDS

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

When: 10:30 a.m. Aug. 25

Details: Stop in for a special Saturday morning program for a story with a cupcake theme. Refreshments will be provided. No outside food or dink permitted.

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

READING TAILS WITH PIERRE AND MAILE

Where: Hilo Public Library, Children’s Room, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Aug. 25

Details: Youngsters are encouraged to practice and improve their reading skills by reading to Pierre the certified therapy dog. Readers choose their own books during this special time.

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

KANIKAPILA FOR HALE IKI VILLAGE

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

When: 1 p.m. Aug. 26

Details: Join to raise funds to build Hale Iki Village, a village of tiny homes for those displaced by the ongoing eruption in lower Puna. Admission is $5 (but extra donations are happily accepted). Come and play your ukulele, guitar or ip, sing or just listen. All proceeds go to Hale Iki Village

Contact: Michelle Hryniuk, 745-7363, thehroost@hotmail.com

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

POP-UP LEGAL ADVICE CLINIC

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

When: 9 a.m. Aug. 31

Details: Volunteer attorneys will be available to meet individually to provide legal advice for the following types of cases: family law, divorce, child custody, child support, guardianships or adoptions, estate planning, District Court, bankruptcy, veterans benefits and other topics. Free to all low- and moderate-income individuals. Call 313-8210 by Aug. 1 to qualify and reserve your spot. Walk-ins will be accepted, but there is no guarantee that you will be seen by an attorney.

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

PROGRAM FOR KIDS: VOLCANOES AND THEIR HAZARDS

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

When: 2 p.m. Sept. 18

Details: Learn about volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis with Dave Carvalho from the Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Hands-on materials, activities and fun. Free; suitable for all ages. Children 5 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

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

TASTE OF THE HAWAIIAN RANGE AGRICULTURE FESTIVAL AND GALA

Where: YMCA Minuke Ole Park and Mana Christian Ohana Hall, Waimea

When: 9 a.m. Sept. 29

Details: Offers outdoor agricultural-themed fun and educational activities before culminating with a tasting event showcasing locally produced food. Admission to the park exhibits is free. The 2018 installment of Cooking Pasture-Raised Beef 101 will be presented by Chef Edwin Goto of Waimea’s Village Burger and Noodle Club. Admission to the 2:30-4 p.m. culinary demo with sampling is $10. Featuring more than 20 culinary stations, the evening tasting event is open to 500 attendees. Admission to the alcohol-free event is $50 presale. Tickets are available online starting Aug. 1 at www.tasteofthehawaiianrange.com. A limited number of gala tickets also will be sold at Parker Ranch Store in Waimea.

Contact: Gina, 322-4892, rtnagata@gmail.com

AROMATHERAPY WORKSHOP

Where: American College of Healthcare Sciences, 81-958 Halekii St., 5C, Kealakekua

When: 9 a.m. Nov. 4-9

Details: Learn about the current Issues in aromatherapy. The workshop covers essential oil chemistry, safety, quality assessment, client intakes and therapeutic aromatherapy blending. It also includes exploratory tours of traditional Hawaiian plants and natural product-making. Continuing education hours available for aromatherapists, massage therapists and others.

Contact: Tracey Abell, 487-8839, info@achs.edu

WAIMEA OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL

Where: Multiple venues in Waimea, Kohala Coast and Kaupulehu

When: Begins 9 a.m. Jan. 1, 2019

Details: Jan. 1-9. Festival passes are available online at www.waimeaoceanfilm.org, with extra early purchase pass rates available. The festival brings an immersive visual experience to the island each January, offering guests heart-pounding adventure, giant surf, marine life, international expeditions and ocean action, all while garnering greater insight and understanding into the ocean environment and island culture. More than 60 films feature ocean experience, ocean environment, island culture, inspiring stories and epic adventure. In addition to the films, interactive presentations, exhibits and breakfast talks and ocean-based activities add a dynamic element to the festival. For event updates and additional information, visit www.waimeaoceanfilm.org or follow the festival on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Contact: Tania Howard, 854-6095, info@waimeaoceanfilm.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

HAKALAU FARMERS MARKET AND FOODSHARE

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

When: 3 p.m. Tuesdays

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

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

AIKIDO CLASSES FOR GRADES 3-6

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

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

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

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

THERAPEUTIC BASIC FLOW (YOGA) CLASSES

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

When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Details: Classes are free. Register today.

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

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS

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

When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays

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

Contact: OA contact, 345-2753

YOGA

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

When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

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

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

ZUMBA FITNESS

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays

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

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

HAVE FUN WITH WATERCOLOR

Where: Ben Franklin, 333 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays

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

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

LIFE DRAWING

Where: Kukuau Studio, 43 Kukuau St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays

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

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

INTRO TO AIKIDO

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

When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

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

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

BLUES DANCE FUNDAMENTALS

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

When: 7 p.m. Tuesdays

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

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

BEGINNING SWING DANCE

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

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

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

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

Wednesdays

QUILTING AND KNITTING IN HONOKAA

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

When: 9 a.m. Wednesdays

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

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

PARKINSON’S EXERCISE GROUP

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

When: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday

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

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

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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