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Calendar for September 8

^Arts & Exhibits

TODAY, Sept. 8

ADVERTISING


HI CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION

Where: East Hawaii Cultural Center/HMOCA

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays, through Sept. 28

Details: Over 25 artists are participating in this dynamic and diverse group exhibition with works from invited artist, Darrell Orwig. The juror for the show is Henry Bianchini. Visit us 10 a.m.-4 p.m.Tuesday-Saturday.

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

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12

VOLCANO! STORYTELLING WITH FINE ART DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY

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

When: 7 p.m., Wednesday

Details: The Hilo Photography Club welcomes long-time Puna resident and professional photographer Harry Durgin. Durgin will describe with narrative and images, his efforts to reveal the drama and tragedies of the latest Kilauea eruption that impacted Big Island’s Puna district. Utilizing precision optics and camera equipment, along with his compositional and post processing skills, Harry Durgin has captured and created fine art images that transcend more traditional documentary photography. A wide range of images captured both on the ground and in the air will be presented. The Hilo Photography Club meets at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Kamana Senior Center, 127 Kamana Street, Hilo. (Due to a scheduling conflict, the September meeting will be the second Wednesday of the month.) Admission is free and light refreshments are served at intermission. The membership includes photographers of all ages ranging from beginner to professional. Club activities include monthly meetings, photography field trips and workshops. Memberships are $15 per year. Website: www.hilophotoclub.org.

Contact: Charles Wood, cwoodphotos@hotmail.com, 785-9282

FRIDAY, Sept. 14

JOHN D. DAWSON STUDIO SALE

Where: Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus (19-4074 Old Volcano

Rd. ) in Volcano Village

When: 5-7 p.m., Friday (VAC members only), 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 15-16 (everyone)

Details: The Volcano Art Center is hosting the John D. Dawson Studio Sale at the Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. The sale includes over 600 original paintings and illustrations from Dawson’s long career and includes works created for the United States Postal Service, National Geographic Magazine, Audubon Society and more. The Studio Sale opens for VAC members on Friday (Sept. 14) and continues for the general public on Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 15-16). Please call 967-8222 for more information or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

Contact: Emily C. Weiss, gallery@volcanoartcenter.org, (808) 967-8222

Classes

TODAY, Sept. 8

TOGETHER WE STAND, TOGETHER WE SUCCEED

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

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Free family conference with workshops for special needs families and child care for keiki ages 3-10. Light breakfast, bento lunch, resource fair, T-shirts and prize giveaways for keiki. Plus, support local artists with disabilities by shopping for jewelry and art at the art sale. Cash only. Space is limited. RSVP at 800-533-9684.

Contact: Annelise Goldman, 536-9684, agoldman@ldahawaii.org

SUNDAY, Sept. 9

ZENTANGLE LACEWORK

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

When: 1:30 p.m. Sunday

Details: Learn this fun pattern drawing method and create several pieces inspired by delicate lace and doilies. All materials and light refreshments included. Space is limited. Cost is $25. Register at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.

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

MONDAY, Sept. 10

SERVICE ANIMAL WORKSHOP

Where: Don’s Grill, 485 Hinano St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Monday

Details: Update on new civil law, penalty law, definition and approach.

Contact: Stafford Oyama, 937-9744, stafford.oyama@gmail.com

VA BENEFITS BRIEF

Where: Kona Vet Center, Hale Kui Plaza, Suite 207, 73-4976 Kamanu St., Kailua-Kona

When: 10 a.m. Monday and Sept. 24

Details: The goal is to inform veterans, their family members or anyone in the community who has questions about veterans benefits, issues or services. Call the center to schedule an appointment. No walk-ins. Call 329-0574.

Contact: Kona Vet Center, 329-0574, maricar.souza@va.gov

LEARN TO CROCHET

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

When: 6 p.m. Monday

Details: Join Elaine Jose as she introduces you to the basics of crochet. Yarn and hooks will be provided as you learn how to make a book mark. Class size limited to the first 12 to sign up. Call the library to register.

Contact: Gabrielle Casart, 962-2222, hlacirc@librarieshawaii.org

MAC BASIC FOR SENIORS 50+

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

When: 9 a.m. Monday-Tuesday

Details: Review such basic operations as turning the computer on, putting it to sleep, reading and writing to a CD/DVD and creating/saving/copying a file. Make sure your software is up to date. Bring Apple ID and password. Cost is $50; parking fee $3.

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

TUESDAY, Sept. 11

COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS 2 FOR SENIORS 50+

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

When: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday

Details: More advanced students will learn how to create folders on their desktop, how to personalize their computer, how to burn CDs or DVDs and how to save to a flash drive. Cost is $50; parking fee $3.

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

TAI CHI CHIH — JOY THRU MOVEMENT

Where: Lili‘uokalani Gardens, pavilion next to the teahouse, Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 11-Oct. 30

Details: Easy to learn, easy to do. All ages and abilities welcome, including seniors and children 7 and older. Reduce stress, increase energy, build muscle, increase flexibility, improve mental focus, improve immune function.

Contact: Sharron, 313-2197, reikimastertaichichih@gmail.com

BON DANCE CLASSES

Where: Hakalau Jodo Mission

When: 6 p.m., Tuesday

Details: Bon dance practice sessions at Hakalau Jodo Temple. Learn some Japanese culture and the bon dance standards that are performed at the various temples throughout the summer. Great exercise, great fellowship, and an opportunity to prepare for next summer, so you can just “jump in” and celebrate with the many folks who attend these festivities every summer. Classes led by Sensei Jane Heit. A $5 donation is requested.

Contact: Akiko Masuda, msakiko@hawaii.rr.com, (808) 963-6422

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12

10 WAYS TO LOVE YOUR BRAIN

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

When: 5 p.m. Wednesday

Details: These fun suggestions are based on the latest research and growing evidence, which indicates people can reduce their risk of memory loss by adopting certain healthy lifestyle habits. Combine all of these habits to achieve maximum benefit for the brain and body.

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

IPHONE 1 FOR SENIORS 50+

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

When: 9 a.m. Wednesday-Thursday

Details: Explore settings, navigate, play with calendar, camera and photos, explore apps and multitasking. Have fun with the phone and email. Bring iPhone, Apple ID and password. Class fee $50; parking fee $3. Limit 4 students.

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

THURSDAY, Sept. 13

HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS

Where: Innovation Center 117 Keawe St. , Hilo

When: 9 a.m., Thursday

Details: At this 3-hour workshop learn about entrepreneurship, key ingredients for business success, steps involved in starting your own business, sources of capital and other resources for the start-up business. Fee is $25. Registration required at www.hisbdc.org.

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

HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES

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

When: 1 p.m. (Beginner 2), 3 p.m. (Intermediate) Thursdays

Details: Free. Designed for adults and seniors. Learn Hawaiian chants/oli. It is recommended students have some experience with the Hawaiian language. Program size is limited. RSVP required.

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

HAWAII BEHAVIORAL HEALTH INFORMATION SESSION

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

When: 2 p.m. Thursday

Details: Hawaii Behavioral Health is the leading regional resource for high-quality, community-based educational, social and behavioral health services for children, adolescents and families throughout the state.

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

LINE DANCE CLASSES

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

When: 8 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 13-Nov. 22

Details: Learn new dances every week and stay for the weekly dance parties. All styles of music; for men and women of all levels.

Contact: Andy Aquino, 970-739-6771, dancingscreenwriter@yahoo.com

COMING

CREATIVE RETREAT — ACRYLIC PAINT POURING

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

When: 2 p.m. Sept. 16

Details: Learn the basics of this popular abstract painting technique and create several pieces on canvas and ceramic tiles. All materials and light refreshments included. Space is limited. Cost is $25. Register at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.

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

QI GONG DEMONSTRATION

Where: Rose and Ray Tseng Terrace, UCB 127, UH-Hilo, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Sept. 18

Details: Former UH-Hilo Financial Aid Associate Director Lynette Egusa explains and demonstrates the art of Qi Gong. Audience members will be invited to actively participate and model her steps. Egusa has more than 10 years of experience practicing Qi Gong and is also an instructor at the Kamana Senior Center.

Contact: Center for Global Education and Exchange, 932-7488, uhhglobe@hawaii.edu

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF WINE AND WATERCOLORS

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

When: 4 p.m. Sept. 18

Details: Techniques covered will include basic palette setup, color theory and mixing, masking, wet in wet, texturizing and how to create depth, highlights and shadows. During the class, participants will enjoy a sampling of several wines from Grapes — A Wine Store in Hilo. Cost is $35 or $30 for VAC members, plus a $17 supply fee. A still-life photo will be provided for students to paint. Space is limited; pre-registration required by calling VAC or visiting www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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

INTRODUCTION TO FLAMEWORKING

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

When: 2 p.m. Sept. 22

Details: Flameworking, also known as lampworking or torchworking, is a type of glasswork whereby the artist utilizes a torch or lamp to melt the glass. This class, designed for the student who has never touched a torch, is sure to spark your interest. Learn the regions of the flame and heat base for a solid foundation from which to build flamework skills. Cost is $160 or $155 for VAC members, plus a $40 supply fee. Attendees are asked to wear covered shoes. Limited to six adults; advance registration required by calling VAC or visiting www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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

STAINED GLASS BASICS II: EXTERIOR LAMP PROJECT

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

When: 9 a.m. Sept. 22-23 and 29-30

Details: Students will take an off-the-shelf exterior light fixture and replace its existing glass with flat panels constructed during class. This is home decor with a personalized touch. Students will complete this four-session workshop with a finished exterior lamp and the knowledge and experience of the basic skills involved to continue working with stained glass. Cost is $100 or $90 VAC members, plus a $30 supply fee. An additional $30 supply fee will be charged for students who want to purchase the light fixture from VAC. Anyone with prior copper foil stained glass experience is welcome to enroll. Limited to six adults; advance registration required by calling VAC or visiting www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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

LEARN TO CROCHET, PART 2

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

When: 6 p.m. Sept. 24

Details: Join Elaine Jose as she continues to share crochet basics for beginners. Create a special project. Yarn and hooks will be provided for participants. Registration limited to the first 12 who apply. Call the library to sign up.

Contact: Gabrielle Casart, 962-2222, hlacirc@librarieshawaii.org

HULA ARTS: ALOHA FRIDAY PROGRAM

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

When: 11 a.m. Nov. 30

Details: Join fiber artist and nationally recognized gourd artist Jelena Clay for a workshop about lauhala weaving. Lauhala leaves come from the hala tree, a very special Pacific island tree. Learn how to select, prepare and dye lauhala leaves. Each student will have the opportunity to create a lauhala bookmark. Lauhala kits also can be purchased to create more. Free, but park fees apply.

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

Clubs

TODAY, Sept. 8

HILO ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING

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

When: 1:30 p.m. today

Details: Scot Mitamura, orchid horticulturalist for the Honolulu Botanical Gardens, will speak about integrated pest management for orchid pests and diseases. Free and open to the public.

Contact: Dana Culleney, 430-6653, info@hiloorchidsociety.org

MONDAY, Sept. 10

KOREA VETS MONTHLY MEETING

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

When: 10 a.m. Monday

Details: Committee, Disability and Agenda reviews, and KWV Memorial status.

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

TUESDAY, Sept. 11

CHO GLOBAL NATURAL FARMING HAWAII

Where: Aupuni Center, 101 Pauahi Street, Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Topic of discussion: How to make water soluble calcium phosphate (WSAP). Bring a dish to share, along with your plate and utensils. New members welcome.

Contact: Noelani Whittington, 769-4342, noelanifarms@hawaii.rr.com

BIBA MEETING

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

When: 6 p.m., Tuesday

Details: Pot luck pupus at 6 p.m.; short business meeting at 6:30 p.m., followed by the evening’s presentations. Member Marvin will show his “long Langstroth” hive where boxes stack side by side instead of vertically. And Heather Forester, invasive ant specialist at Hawaii Ant Lab, will talk story about Little Fire Ants in bee hives, and methods to prevent problems.

Contact: Jim Klyman, jbklyman@yahoo.com, 982-7292

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12

HGEA RETIREES HAWAII CHAPTER QUARTERLY BOARD MEETING

Where: 495 Manono St. Hilo, HGEA Multipurpose Room

When: 9 a.m., Wednesday

Details: President Thomas Kiyojima will conduct a HGEA retirees board meeting to set up the agenda for the Sept. 19 general membership meeting. Schedules for activities, PAC, calendar of events, health insurance and speakers will be discussed and set.

Contact: Evelyn Togashi, etogashi@hawaii.rr.com, 959-6727

THURSDAY, Sept. 13

HAWAII PHOTO SHOOTERS

Where: Komohana Research & Extension Center Room D-202

When: 6 p.m., Thursday

Details: Jeff Ikeda will talk about preparing images for photo contests, including resizing images and and selecting the best images for entry. Members can bring up to 5 images and Jeff will provide his critique and suggestions. Free and open to the public. For more information, go to www.hawaiiphotoshooters.com.

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

COMING

HILO WOMAN’S CLUB

Where: Clubhouse, 7 Lele St., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Sept. 26

Details: Meetings open to the public.

Contact: Rebekah Ralston, 559-871-0748, dougandrebekahr@gmail.com

Health

SUNDAY, Sept. 9

OVEREATER’S ANONYMOUS — STEPS AND TRADITIONS WITH TRUSTEE

Where: Clem Akina Park, 159 Wainaku St., Hilo

When: 1:30 p.m. Sunday

Details: Are you curious about OA? Regional Trustee Hanna S is visiting Hilo. With decades of experience, strength and hope in Overeater’s Anonymous, she will share her insights into abstinence, food planning and steps and traditions. She also will discuss the structure of the Overeater’s Anonymous organization and functions. Free, but a $10 donation is suggested.

Contact: Overeater’s Anonymous, 345-2753, viviansuet@hotmail.com

THURSDAY, Sept. 13

ADVANCED HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE — DO YOU HAVE ONE?

Where: ADRC Aging & Disability Center 1055 Kino’ole St., Training

Room Hilo Hawaii

When: 5 p.m., Thursday

Details: An Advanced Health Care Directive is an important gift to your loved ones so that they won’t have to guess what you what if you can no longer speak for yourself. If you already have a living will or an advanced health care directive, learn how to review it to be sure it meets your needs. Bring your family and loved ones with you to learn about this important topic together. Sponsored by Community First’s Committee on Advanced Health Care Directives. RSVP with Tony Kent at 674-9793, or Amy Hamane at 935-1500.

Contact: Amy Hamane, ahamane@hawaiiantel.net, 935-1500

FRIDAY, Sept. 14

SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF MINORS IN HAWAII

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

When: 6 p.m. Friday

Details: This prevention-based education program teaches what sex trafficking is, what the warning signs are, why it is common in Hawaii and how to get help. It also discusses the dangers of social media and gaming and reinforces using privacy settings, along with addressing pornography that is fueling the demand for underage youth. The presentation concludes with suggestions about how to get involved to bring about change. Everyone welcome. Register at https://hoolanapua.org/hawaii/

Contact: Dianne Bowen-Coleman, 445-3131, dianne.bc@hoolanapua.org

COMING

FAMILY CAREGIVER RESPITE FUN DAY

Where: Hilo Adult Day Center, 34 Rainbow Dr

When: 9 a.m., Sept. 15

Details: Nurse Maleen will teach you skills to communicate with loved ones who have dementia. You will get to talk story with other family caregivers and share experiences and solutions with each other. This month’s program also features Audrey Wilson’s Healthy Food Tips, Zumba with Yoli, Therapeutic Touch, and Massage. $10 registration includes healthy snacks, all activities as well as massage. Scholarships available. RSVP at 961-3747, Ext. 106

Contact: Lizby, llogsdon@hawaiiislandadultcare.org, 961-3747

OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP

Where: Hilo Medical Center Cafeteria, 1190 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 15

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

MEATLESS ALTERNATIVES

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

When: Noon on Sept. 28

Details: Is a vegetarian diet just another food fad or is it the key to better overall well-being? Learn how eating meatless alternatives, even occasionally, can make a positive impact on your health.

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

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

Just for Keiki

COMING

BATMAN DAY: CELEBRATION FOR KIDS

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

When: Noon on Sept. 15

Details: Stop in the children’s room for activities celebrating DC Comics’ Batman Day. Wear your bat cape or represent your favorite DC Comics superhero and come in costume. This program is free and suitable for all ages. Children 5 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Face-painting, crafts and a special showing of “Lego Batman” at 1:30 p.m.

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

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

ALL GAMES DAY FOR KIDS

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

When: 2 p.m. Sept. 26

Details: Board games are a great way to get young minds thinking in fun and creative ways. Youngsters are invited to play games after school on this special day. Come for some friendly competition and fun, and make friends along the way. Free; suitable for keiki of all ages and families.

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

YOUTH COOKING CONTEST SEEKS ENTRANTS

Where: Hilo

When: 3:30 p.m., Sept. 21

Details: A youth cooking contest will be at the Hawaii County Fair. Open to all youths grades K-12. For more information and entry form, email mchow96749@gmail.com. All entry forms are due by Sept. 14. This event is sponsored by the East Hawaii 4-H Federation.

Contact: Catherine Chow, mchow96749@gmail.com, 969-8213

Outdoors

SUNDAY, Sept. 9

BIG ISLAND ROAD RUNNERS ANNUAL HILO BAY 5K AND 10K

Where: Reeds Bay Beach Park, Hilo

When: 7:30 a.m. Sunday

Details: Cost is $25 for members until Aug. 19, $30 after; non-members $30 until Aug. 19, $35 after; member high school students $15 until Aug. 19, $20 after; non-member high school students $20 until Aug. 19, $25 after.

Contact: David Cotter, 339-7210, bigislandroadrunners@gmail.com

COMING

HURRICANE LANE HILO BAYFRONT TRASH CLEAN-UP & INTERNATIONAL

Coastal Clean-up Day

Where: Hilo Bayfront Park

When: 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Sept. 15

Details: Surfrider Foundation Hilo Chapter will be hosting a coastal clean-up of the Hilo Bayfront. We will be meeting at the halaus by the canoe clubs on Hilo Bayfront and walking the coast to remove plastic debris. International Coastal Cleanup Day, which was started 30 years ago, is held each year in over 100 countries around the world to remove human sourced rubbish from beaches. This year the Surfrider Foundation Hilo Chapter is focusing on clean-up after the record breaking rainfall and flooding from Hurricane Lane on the Big Island. Come malama ‘aina and kai, join a community of stewards and learn about the special hydrology of Keaukaha from local experts. Bags and gloves will be provided. Afterwards volunteers are invited to join in small pupus and beverages on the beach. Please bring your own cup and plate to enter our raffle.

Contact: Liana, coordinator@hilo.surfrider.org, 859-0636

Pau Hana

TODAY, Sept. 8

VFW POST 3830 CHILI DINNER AND BINGO

Where: 15-775v Maluhia, Nanawale Estates, Pahoa

When: 6 p.m., today

Details: Meat or Vegetarian chili, rice, cornbread, fresh garden salad and dessert. Donation of $10 includes dinner and 2 Bingo cards. Additional cards are available for $1. We play for prizes. Fun time for the whole family. All welcome.

Contact: freda hart, fredahart85@gmail.com, 965-7032

COMING

D.D. & THE HIGH ROLLERS ROCK SWINGING SATURDAY

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

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 15

Details: Have a blast dancing to tunes from the early 1950s. Beginner-friendly dance lesson kicks off the evening and is followed by live music. Entry us $10-$20, on a sliding scale (pay what’s right for you; the band appreciates your kokua). Hosted by the Hilo Hep Cats. Ample parking in the rear, off Ululani Street. Non-smoking venue. Children 12 and younger are free. No partner necessary; toe-tappers welcome.

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

KMC IS REOPENING – TALK STORY

Where: Lava Lounge

When: 4 p.m., Sept. 22

Details: After the past 4 months we all have so much to be grateful for. Kilauea Military Camp would like to show our appreciation for your patronage by inviting you to talk story with us at the Lava Lounge. Hope to see you there!

Contact: Elene Rizzo-Kuhn, rizzokuhne@kmc-volcano.com, 967-8371

Performances

TODAY, Sept. 8

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES PERFORM AT THE HILO FARMERS MARKET

Where: Hilo Farmers Market

When: 10 a.m., today

Details: Award winning singer songwriters Dennis and Christy Soares perform live acoustic music. For more information, visit www.dennisandchristysoares.info.

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

BLUES AND ROCK MUSIC

Where: Fraternal Order of Eagles in Keaau

When: 7 p.m., today

Details: enjoy music played by the Tony Lo Band. Cover charge for the band. Food plates and beverages available for purchase.

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

THURSDAY, Sept. 13

JAZZ NIGHT AT THE PALACE

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Thursday

Details: Doors will open at 5:45 p.m. Music by Soul on a Roll. The Palace Cafe also will be open, with special menu items. Mehana beer and wine will be available for purchase. Come early, seating is limited. Admission is only $10.

Contact: Phillips, 934-7010, info@hilopalace.com

FRIDAY, Sept. 14

“THIS WORLD MADE ITSELF”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m., Friday

Details: Doors open at 6 p.m. This is a live multimedia performance work, combining projected animation and the artist’s own shadow silhouette as she interacts with the fantastical world of the video, merging film and theater to create a unique kind of spectacle. Tickets are $20 general admission, $10 for students with student ID or younger than 18.

Contact: Phillips, 934-7010, info@hilopalace.com

COMING

BENEFIT CONCERT

Where: Hilo Daijingu, 10 Anela St., Hilo

When: 12:30 p.m. Sept. 15

Details: Featuring hula dancers from Japan and Hilo accompanied by Darlene Ahuna. There also will be a food concession.

Contact: The Rev. Naohiro Hotta, 959-8611, hilodaijingu@gmail.com

KONA PRIDE DINNER DRAG CABARET SHOW

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

When: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15

Details: Tickets available at konapride.com

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

THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS

Where: Palace Theater

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 15, 17-18; 2:30 p.m. Sept. 16

Details: Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Rated PG-13. In 1980 New York, three young men who were adopted meet each other and find out they’re triplets who were separated at birth. Then they discover why.

Contact: Phillips, info@hilopalace.com, 934-7010

SLACK KEY WITH JEFF PETERSON

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

When: 5 p.m. Sept. 18

Details: Jeff Peterson is one of Hawaii’s most versatile and respected musicians. His passion for the guitar has allowed him to shine as a solo artist and has given him the opportunity to collaborate with a wide variety of artists from Hawaii, the mainland and abroad. Program suitable for all ages. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

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

SONGWRITER SHOWCASE HOSTED BY KELLY WILLIAMS

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

When: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26

Details: $5 cover charge

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

THE MUSIC OF C & K

Where: Royal Kona Resort, 75-5852 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 29

Details: Featuring Henry Kapono and friends, award winner Johnny Valentine, Na Hoku Hanohano 2016 Most Promising Artist Blayne Asing and Alx Kawakami of the award-winning Manoa DNA under the stars. No host bar available. Fundraiser for Kona Choral Society. Tickets are $45 and $75 and can be purchased at konachoralsociety.org.

Contact: Larry McCabe, 430-8686, mr.larrymccabe@gmail.com

KAHULANUI

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

When: 5 p.m. Sept. 30

Details: Kahulanui, or “the big dance,” is an inspiration passed down three generations from grandfather Robert Kahulanui Naipo to dad Rodgers L.L. Naipo Sr. to grandson and Kahulanui band leader Lolena Naipo Jr., who remembers stories of his grandfather who was a member of the Royal Hawaiian Band during an era when horns and drums were a part of Hawaiian music. Kahulanui performs classic Hawaiian songs in a syncopated style, making Hawaiian swing vibrant and alive. Tickets are $35 in advance and can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com; $40 at the door.

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

All Kine Stuffs

TODAY, Sept. 8

MUKASHI, MUKASHI…GEMS SALE

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

When: 8:30 a.m. today-Sunday

Details: Vintage goods (ceramics, artwork, dolls, kimono and more) culled from the center’s collection will be on sale.

Contact: Eloise Hiura, 934-9611, contact@hawaiijapanesecenter.com

STABLES SWAP MEET

Where: Hawaiian Shores Community Center

When: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., today

Details: Community market in the Hawaiian Beaches/Shores area of Pahoa. All are welcome to attend or vend. Held at the Hawaiian Shores Community Center on Kahakai and Punawai, just past Keonepoko School. New vendors each time. Featuring garage sale, produce, plants, arts & crafts, food trucks, and all kine stuffs! Held the second Saturday of each month.

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

NATIONAL DRIVE ELECTRIC WEEK — WAIMEA ELECTRIC CAR SHOW

Where: Waimea Center, 65-1158 Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Celebrate National Drive Electric Week with the Big Island Electric Vehicle Association. Owners will bring the latest electric vehicles, and there also will be unusual electric cars on display. Owners will be available to answer questions about electric car ownership in Hawaii. HELCO will share information about electric car charging. Citizens Climate Lobby will be available to discuss Carbon Fee and Dividend. Solar energy experts will share how you can charge your car with sunshine. If you’re an electric car owner or someone interested in getting one, come join the celebration. Free and open to the public.

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

COMMUNITY YARD SALE AND FARMERS MARKET

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

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Find deals and steals on many new and lightly used items. Furniture, tools, construction items, baked goods, food, clothes, crafts, plants, flowers and so much more. Live music and games for the keiki mean fun for the whole family

Contact: Allen Hartvigsen, 968-7305, hcmcoffee@msn.com

FRIENDS OF HILO PUBLIC LIBRARY FIRST SATURDAY BOOK SALE

Where: 300 Waianuenue Ave. Hilo

When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., today

Details: Fiction, non-fiction, children’s, magazines, DVDs, CDs, and LPs for sale. All proceeds benefit the Hilo Public Library and librarian scholarships.

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

BAMBOO RIDGE POETS AND FRIENDS

Where: Basically Books, 1672 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 10:30 a.m. today

Details: “What We Must Remember” features 28 linked poems inspired by what is commonly known as “The Massie Case.” Christy Passion, Ann Inoshita, Juliet Lee and Jean Toyama created something different and unique by giving voice to the participants, and including a history and timeline. Writers Ginia Loo, Don Mitchell, and Ruth Thompson also will share their work.

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

RAINBOW FRIENDS ANIMAL SANCTUARY ADOPTION EVENT

Where: Aloha Paws, 697 Manono St., Hilo

When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., today

Details: Second Saturday of every month we will be at Aloha Pawz with fabulous dogs to adopt. Come on out, or visit the sanctuary in Kurtistown, where we have 60 dogs and 300 cats who all need homes.

Contact: Kathy, kathy@rainbowfriends.org, 808-982-5110

SECOND ANNUAL BIG ISLAND BLUES FESTIVAL

Where: Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, 75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona

When: 4 p.m. today

Details: There will be something for everyone to enjoy, from original blues music, local brews and unique vendors to delicious barbecue food and more. Unplug from the daily stresses of life and come enjoy yourself with some great live music. This is a family-friendly event for all ages. Tickets are $20; children 12 and younger are free. Tickets can be purchased at bigislandbluesfest.eventbrite.com.

Contact: Zackery Kuyten, 360-566-5039, offthegridpro@gmail.com

“SORRY TO BOTHER YOU”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. today, M0nday-Tuesday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday

Details: Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Rated R. In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, which propels him into a macabre universe of “power calling” that leads to material glory. But the upswing in Cassius’ career raises serious red flags with his girlfriend, Detroit, a performance artist and minimum-wage striver who’s secretly part of a Banksy-style activist collective. As his friends and co-workers organize in protest of corporate oppression, Cassius falls under the spell of his company’s cocaine-snorting CEO Steve Lift, who offers him a salary beyond his wildest dreams.

Contact: Phillips, 934-7010, info@hilopalace.com

SUNDAY, Sept. 9

CINDER SALE

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

When: 9 a.m. Sunday

Details: Cinders will be $4 a bag, with no delivery service. Help support the congregation for temple maintenance.

Contact: Jason Hashimoto, 966-9981, hilites@punahongwanji.org

ROSH HASHANAH WITH RABBI RACHEL

Where: Hilo Woman’s Club, 7 Lele Street Hilo, Hawaii 96720

When: 5:55 p.m., Sunday

Details: The energy of the Jewish New Year 5779 is upon us! (An extra special leap year!) Join us in celebration of the new moon, miracles, manifesting, growth, change, Fall Equinox, and so much more with Rosh Hashanah services and Jewish New Year celebration. Enjoy connecting with your community and sharing a delicious meal (a spiritual experience in itself) to follow an awe-inspiring sacred experience rooted in ancestral wisdom and tradition. All faiths, beliefs and ages welcome. Led by Rabbi Rachel Short. Music by Sen. Russell Ruderman, Ilana Moidel Acevedo and Laura Moidel Acevedo. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Seating is limited. Festivities begin at 5:55 p.m. sharp and are free with one year Ahava ‘Aina membership. Vegetarian/vegan potluck to follow services, so please bring a dish to share. Proceeds benefit Ahava ‘Aina a 501c3 non-profit.

Contact: Rabbi Rachel Short, RabbiRachel@AhavaAina.com, 557-1252

MONDAY, Sept. 10

ARETHA FRANKLIN ART DINNER

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

When: 6:30 p.m. Monday

Details: Seven-course pairing of cuisine, cocktails and decor inspired by the songstress. Presented by Art Gen, with chef Hamilton and Kira Kamamalu. Maximum of 24 guests. Suggested donation or $75. RSVP to Kamamalu@me.com.

Contact: Kira Kamamalu, 327-5299, kamamalu@me.com

HAWAI‘I’S WA‘A KAULUA—THE DOUBLE-HULLED CANOE

Where: Lyman Museum, 276 Haili St., Hilo, HI 96720

When: 7 p.m., Monday; 3 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Renowned local sailor and canoe builder Captain Kiko Johnston-Kitazawa introduces us to the traditional Hawaiian double-hulled canoe and to the joys and challenges of its crafting, sailing, and navigation. Admission $3; free to museum members. Visit www.lymanmuseum.org.

Contact: Gladys Suzuki, education@lymanmuseum.org, 935-5021

THURSDAY, Sept. 13

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP

Where: Hilo Adult Day Center, 34 Rainbow Dr

When: 9 a.m., Thursday

Details: You may not be crazy or mean or bossy — maybe you are caring for an elder spouse or parent or family member and are just in need of some healthy feedback. Join with others on the same caregiving path and share frustrations as well as solutions together.

Contact: Lizby, llogsdon@hawaiiislandadultcare.org, 961-3747

ENTREPRENEUR MEET UP NETWORKING GROUP

Where: Hawaii County Building – Council Chambers 25 Aupuni St. Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m., Thursday

Details: A great opportunity to gain exposure at this 1 hour meeting for your business and network with other small business owners in the community. Guest Speaker is Will Lee, owner of Will Kill Termites & Pests. Bring business cards to distribute and enter the door prize drawing. Sponsored by HIplan and Hawaii SBDC

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

HAWAIICON 2018

Where: Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows, 68-1400 Mauna Lani Dr, Waimea

When: 8 a.m., Thursday-Sept. 16

Details: HawaiiCon the Big Island’s only pop-culture, sci-fi, comics, science, culture and arts convention is open to the public and fun for all ages. Meet your favorite celebrities from Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek, Star Wars, Power Rangers and more. More information at www.hawaiicon.com

Contact: Jessica Gauthier, jessica@hawaiicon.com, 217-5860

FRIDAY, Sept. 14

HULA ARTS AT KILAUEA: ALOHA FRIDAY PROGRAM

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

When: 11 a.m. Friday and Oct. 12

Details: Join master lei maker Randy Lee on the front porch and watch and learn as he passes on his knowledge and craftsmanship of the iconic Hawaiian lei. This hands-on workshop uses the freshest of ferns, leaves and flowers Lee gathers from the Ola‘a rain forests. Free, but park fees apply.

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

COMING

NATIONAL DRIVE ELECTRIC WEEK — HILO ELECTRIC CAR SHOW

Where: The Home Depot, 380 Makaala St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Sept. 15

Details: Celebrate National Drive Electric Week with the Big Island Electric Vehicle Association. Owners will bring the latest electric vehicles, and there also will be unusual electric cars on display. Owners will be available to answer questions about electric car ownership in Hawaii. HELCO will share information about electric car charging. Citizens Climate Lobby will be available to discuss Carbon Fee and Dividend. Solar energy experts will share how you can charge your car with sunshine. If you’re an electric car owner or someone interested in getting one, come join the celebration. Free and open to the public.

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

“AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER”

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

When: 6 p.m. Sept. 17

Details: This documentary is a follow-up to “An Inconvenient Truth.” Former Vice President Al Gore presents evidence that the negative effects of global warming have increased from a decade earlier.

Contact: Gabrielle Casart, 962-2222, hlacirc@librarieshawaii.org

HULA ARTS AT KILAUEA: ALOHA FRIDAY PROGRAM

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

When: 11 a.m. 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

ALOHA FRIDAY AT NI‘AULANI — LEI MAKING WITH KAIPO AH CHONG

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

When: 11 a.m. 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

HILO HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1971 PINK PANTHERS

Where: Ala Moana Hotel, 410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu

When: 5 p.m. Sept. 28

Details: It’s time to celebrate during the 65th Birthday Bash Reunion. We need updated email addresses for classmates; please share with event chairman Ron or class president Lance Niimi.

Contact: Lance Niimi, 938-2694, lanceniimi@gmail.com

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

FIFTH ANNUAL KANIKAPILA JAM AND HOOLAULEA FESTIVAL

Where: West Hawaii Explorations Academy Middle School, 73-4500 Kahilihili St., Kailua-Kona

When: 10 a.m. Sept. 29

Details: Community event includes live entertainment, a chance to win amazing door prizes, silent auctions, many vendors and free fun cultural activities. Plus, be on the lookout for ono grinds and local kine flavors from produce, pickled mango to freshly made shrimp chips. Stay cool with flavored shave ice. Concession also will offer poke bowls, laulau and fresh fried fish plates, kalua pig and cabbage, shoyu chicken and even teriyaki beef and chicken sticks, just to name a few. Tickets are $10; keiki 10 and younger are free. Get tickets from students or at the door.

Contact: Katherine Gopaul, 987-7893, gopaul@whea.net

HULA VOICES

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

When: 7 p.m. 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

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, 854-6147

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

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

HILO TOASTMASTERS

Where: Puueo Community Center, 145 Wainaku St., Hilo

When: 12:10 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: Do you want to become a confident public speaker and strong leader? If so, Toastmasters is the place for you. You’ll find a supportive learn-by-doing environment that allows you to achieve your goals at your own pace.

Contact: Nancy Jo Moses, 769-4076, dntmoses@msn.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

DRAWING AND SKETCHING ART CLASSES

Where: Hilo Armory, Culture & Education Classroom, 28 Shipman St., Hilo

When: 2:15 p.m. Wednesdays

Details: Award-winning Hawaii artist Ken Charon conducts weekly drawing lessons for kids after school. Sketching and drawing will be done on site at downtown Hilo locations, weather permitting, and in the studio at the Armory. Cost is $5 per session. Classes are recommended for art lovers from 8-14 years old. Supplies needed: one HB and one 4B drawing pencil, a white eraser, a sharpener in a pencil case and a 9-by-12-inch drawing pad.

Contact: Bert or Morty, 961-8706, cultureandeducation@hawaiicounty.gov

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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