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Calendar for September 15

Arts & Exhibits

TODAY, Sept. 15

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

FRIDAY, Sept. 21

SEPTEMBER ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kahuku Unit

When: 10 a.m. Friday

Details: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and The National Parks Arts Foundation are proud to announce that Allison Leialoha Milham, a songwriter and book artist with family ties to the islands, is this month’s artist in residence. Milham will present some of her music, accompanied by the ukulele and her keyboard, for visitors and the public.

Contact: Park Information, 985-6011, havo_information@nps.gov

COMING

ONE LUCID DREAM: A RETROSPECTIVE OF ART WORKS BY KEN CHARON

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

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., except Sundays, from Sept. 22-Oct. 6

Details: The exhibit hosts a unique collection of original paintings, drawing and objects created throughout Charon’s long artistic career. The public is invited to a free opening reception from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 22.

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

CALL TO ARTISTS — THE 30TH ANNUAL HAWAII ARTIST RECYCLE TRASH SHOW

Where: East Hawaii Cultural Center

When: 10 a.m. Sept. 29

Details: Judging will take place at the center by the originator of the Trash Show, Ira Ono. Gala opening is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 5.

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

Classes

SUNDAY, Sept. 16

CREATIVE RETREAT — ACRYLIC PAINT POURING

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

When: 2 p.m. Sunday

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

TUESDAY, Sept. 18

QI GONG DEMONSTRATION

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

When: 10 a.m. Tuesday

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

WRITERS WORKSHOP

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

When: 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 20

Details: Meet weekly to hone skills along with other writers. Write, read and receive constructive criticism to become a more effective writer. There is another group that meets Sundays in Hilo. Class runs Tuesdays/Sundays for 10 weeks. Fee is $90, payable on first day of session.

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

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF WINE AND WATERCOLORS

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

When: 4 p.m. Tuesday

Details: 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

THURSDAY, Sept. 20

FREE BROWN BAG TALK

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

When: Noon on Thursday

Details: This month’s speaker is Malati Marlene Shinazy on the topic “Four Key Steps in Providing Constructive Feedback.” In this interactive talk, discover why it is important to provide constructive criticism and four key steps for lifting the “dread.”

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

COMING

BASIC MEDIATION TRAINING

Where: Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center, 101 Aupuni St., No. 1009, Hilo

When: 8:30 a.m. begining Sept. 22

Details: This 32-hour training will teach participants how to apply advanced communication skills and help resolve differences. For anyone who wants to communicate more effectively personally and professionally, become a better negotiator and problem-solver, increase their value in the workplace and/or become a mediator. Cost is $325, with scholarships available.

Contact: Erika Ginnes, 935-7844, erika@hawaiimediation.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

THE SOUND OF SOUL

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

When: Noon on Sept. 23

Details: Problems? Problems! Why do we have so many? What causes them? Can we avoid them? Get help answering these questions and more. Learn creative, time-tested methods to overcome difficulties and find the root cause of a problem. Fourth Sunday of each month.

Contact: Evangeline, 498-4455, 333evangeline@gmail.com

VA BENEFITS BRIEF

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

When: 10 a.m. 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, 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

PUPPETRY 101 WITH KOZMO MIMZI

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

When: 5 p.m. Sept. 25

Details: Make and create shadow theatre puppets that will be used to perform in a fun, improvisational production. Examples of Chinese and Balinese shadow puppets will be included. Supplies are provided. Have shadow puppets of your own? Bring them.

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

FREE CAREGIVER WORKSHOP — CONNECTING WITH OTHERS THROUGH DIALOGUE

Where: Aging and Disability Resource Center, 1055 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Sept. 27

Details: Are you a caregiver for a parent, grandparent, spouse, friend or someone with special needs? This free workshop will discuss common struggles, and participants will discover resources in the community and learn how positive communication can improve your and your loved one’s well-being. Pre-registration required. To register, contact Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center at 935-7844 or visit www.hawaiimediation.org.

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

PUBLIC HEALTH INITIATIVE CLASSES

Where: Edwin H. Mookini Library, UH-Hilo, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 4:30 p.m. Sept. 27, Oct. 25 and Nov. 15

Details: Part of a Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy research project. Two topics per class will be taught: AIDS/Tuberculosis on Sept. 27, Immunizations/Cancer on Oct. 25 and Diabetes/Antibiotics on Nov. 15. You will be asked if you’d like to participate in a pre- and post-test to see how much you learn from the class for the purpose of our research (completely optional).

Contact: Shaina Saiki, 227-5909, shainacs@hawaii.edu

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. 15

NATIONAL ACTIVE AND RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES (NARFE)

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

When: 1 p.m. today

Details: Third Saturday of each month. Come enjoy the fellowship and see how to protect your earned federal benefits for active and retired federal employees. Come with brown bag lunch at noon and enjoy fellowship before the meeting

Contact: Bob Arthurs, 966-6141, bobarthurs@me.com

SUNDAY, Sept. 16

AMERICAN RHODODENDRON SOCIETY — HAWAII CHAPTER

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

When: Noon on Sunday

Details: Potluck and socializing starts at noon. Program follows potluck and socializing. This meetings program will feature Luisa Castro, agricultural food safety program manager with the Department of Agriculture, and Jason de la Cruz, health educator at the Hawaii District Health Office, who will discuss the current knowledge about rat lungworm disease. There will also be a Q&A session. The program will be followed by a giveaway of truss cuttings of vireya rhododendrons to all attendees, with propagation instructions. Free.

Contact: Rene Siracusa, 965-2000, renesiracusa@hotmail.com

TUESDAY, Sept. 18

ORCHIDLAND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION BOARD MEETING

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

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Lot owners are encouraged to attend. Results of Aug. 28 court hearing.

Contact: Barbara Arthurs, 966-6141, babsarthurs@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19

HGEA RETIREES HAWAII CHAPTER GENERAL MEMBERSHIP QUARTERLY MEETING

Where: HGEA Multipurpose Room, 495 Manono St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Wednesday

Details: President Thomas Kiyojima will conduct the meeting and present the calendar of events, PAC schedule of activities, health insurance speakers and bingo. Retirees are encouraged to register for a fee to participate in HGEA Retirees programs.

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

COMING

HILO WIRE CLUB WITH ALEX MIDDLETON

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

When: Noon on Sept. 22

Details: Create wire jewelry, explore wire art, exchange ideas, learn beyond the basics and have fun. Tools and basic supplies are provided. Basic experience with pliers is required. Recommended for ages 14 and older. Registration required; call the reference desk at 933-8890.

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

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

TODAY, Sept. 15

OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP

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

When: 11:30 a.m. today

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

COMING

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

NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP

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

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 28

Details: Helps people gain understanding and empathy for loved ones living with and recovering from mental illness. Join to learn more, connect with others and feel empowered.

Contact: Carol Denis, 935-0615, caroldhilo@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

Just for Keiki

TODAY, Sept. 15

BATMAN DAY: CELEBRATION FOR KIDS

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

When: Noon today

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

TUESDAY, Sept. 18

VOLCANOES AND THEIR HAZARDS

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

When: 2 p.m. Tuesday

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

COMING

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

TODAY, Sept. 15

HURRICANE LANE HILO BAYFRONT TRASH CLEANUP AND INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP DAY

Where: Hilo Bayfront Park

When: 10 a.m. today

Details: Meet at the halau by the canoe clubs and walk the coast to remove plastic debris. This year, the Surfrider Foundation Hilo Chapter is focusing on cleanup 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. Afterward, 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, 859-0636, coordinator@hilo.surfrider.org

Pau Hana

TODAY, Sept. 15

D.D. & THE HIGH ROLLERS ROCK SWINGING SATURDAY

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

When: 7 p.m. today

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

SUNDAY, Sept. 16

COMMUNITY BREAKFAST

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

When: 9 a.m. Sunday

Details: Hawaiian sweet bread French toast, sausage patties, scrambled eggs, hash browns, fruit cocktail, tea and coffee for a donation of $8 for adults, $5 for children 7-12 and free for children 6 and younger. All welcome.

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

FRIDAY, Sept. 21

SPAGHETTI DINNER AND BINGO

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

When: 6 p.m. Friday

Details: Enjoy dinner with all the trimmings. Includes choice of sauces, garlic bread, salad, desserts and coffee. Bingo is played for groceries as prizes. Multiple winners each game. This is an “all-you-can-eat” affair.

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

COMING

KMC IS REOPENING — TALK STORY

Where: Lava Lounge, Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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, 967-8371, rizzokuhne@kmc-volcano.com

Performances

TODAY, Sept. 15

BENEFIT CONCERT

Where: Hilo Daijingu, 10 Anela St., Hilo

When: 12:30 p.m. today

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

COUNTRY DANCE AT THE EAGLES

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

When: 6 p.m. today

Details: Enjoy country music performed by the Gone Country Band. Cover charge for the band is $5. Food and beverages available for purchase.

Contact: Richard Robbins, 9650133, robbinsr006@hawaii.rr.com

KONA PRIDE DINNER DRAG CABARET SHOW

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

When: 6:30 p.m. today

Details: Tickets available at konapride.com

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

THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

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

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

SUNDAY, Sept. 16

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES

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

When: 8:30 a.m. Sunday

Details: These award-winning singer-songwriters perform live acoustic music.

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

MUSICAL NOSTALGIA KARAOKE CONCERT

Where: Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale, 799 Piilani St., Hilo

When: 2 p.m. Sunday

Details: Program will feature top singers from Hilo and Kona, choral groups and guest artists Jeff Sato, 2017 KZOO Karaoke Festival Grand Champion, and “Dynamite” Miki from Japan. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at Hawaii Japanese Center, KTA Superstores (Puainako and downtown), Hilo Hongwanji, Hilo Daijingu, Kamana Senior Center and Asami’s Kitchen.

Contact: Arnold Hiura, 934-9611, ah@hawaiijapanesecenter.com

TUESDAY, Sept. 18

SLACK KEY WITH JEFF PETERSON

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

When: 5 p.m. Tuesday

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

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES

Where: Hilo Farmers Market

When: 10 a.m. Wednesday

Details: These award-winning singer-songwriters perform live acoustic music.

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

COMING

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES

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

When: 10 a.m. Sept. 22

Details: These award-winning singer-songwriters perform live acoustic music.

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

150TH ANNIVERSARY

Where: First United Protestant Church, 1350 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 2 p.m. Sept. 23

Details: In celebration of 150 years of ministry in Hilo, the church presents a “Homegrown Concert,” featuring a 40-voice choir and 30-person orchestra plus pipe organ performing a number of classic choral works including Beethoven and Handel’s “Hallelujah” choruses, the “Hawaii Island Suite” by organist Michael Springer and more special selections by FUPC members. Free.

Contact: Ronald Kent, 9871201, aloha04@yahoo.com

OBAKE AND OTHER GHOSTLY TALES

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

When: 1:30 p.m. Sept. 26

Details: Hawaii storyteller Dann Seki will share some of his favorite obake (Japanese folklore with creatures) and other ghost stories.

Contact: Juanette Cordeiro, 887-6067, juanette.cordeiro@librarieshawaii.org

HIP-HOP FOR FAMILIES WITH MR. KNEEL

Where: Naalehu Public Library, 95-5669 Mamalahoa Highway, Naalehu

When: 3 p.m. Sept. 26

Details: Join “Mr. Kneel” (Neil McIntyre) as he shares his love for reading through beatbox and rhyme. He uses his talents to encourage and uplift children of all ages.

Contact: Sara Kamibayashi, 939-2442, sara.kamibayashi@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. 15

HAWAIICON 2018

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

When: 8 a.m. today and Sunday

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, 217-5860, jessica@hawaiicon.com

NATIONAL DRIVE ELECTRIC WEEK — HILO ELECTRIC CAR SHOW

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

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

MONDAY, Sept. 17

SALARY COMMISSION (SC) MEETING

Where: County Council Chambers, Hawaii County Building, 25 Aupuni St., Room 1401, Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Monday

Details: Approval of Minutes (June 21, 2018); Communications (received from P. Sexton to Council members Dru Kanuha and Jen Ruggles commenting about GET surcharge and salaries approved by the SC; received from Charter Commission Chairman Douglass Adams requesting input from the Commission re the Hawaii County Charter and SC Chairman Hugh Ono acknowledging receipt of their letter); Election of SC hairman and vice chairman, effective Jan. 1, 2019; Review of existing compensation plan to include discussion and consideration on proposals for adjustments to future salaries of executives and elected officials (briefing by finance director and RPT administrator re the budget and RPT for FY2018-2019 (financial impacts due to ongoing natural disasters), update concerning bargaining unit pay increases, discussion about future salary recommendations from a representative of the respective board or commission for appointed positions that report to them (mayor, county council, police commission, fire commission, Merit Appeals Board, liquor commission, corporation counsel, prosecuting attorney, others); Update on the Rules of the SC (may include revisions to the rules); and opportunity for salary commissioners to request items for placement on next agenda.

Contact: Glynis Yamada, 961-8361, Glynis.Yamada@hawaiicounty.gov

“AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER”

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

When: 6 p.m. Monday

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

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19

YOM KIPPUR WITH RABBI RACHEL

Where: Hawaii Center for Spiritual Living, 15-1833 Paradise Drive, Keaau

When: 5:55 p.m. Wednesday

Details: Cleanse. Renew. Repent. Receive. Start fresh. Make peace. Festivities 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.

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

HAWAII COUNTY GIANT FRUIT AND VEGETABLE CONTEST

Where: Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Sept. 22 (Wednesday deadline to enter)

Details: Start checking your gardens closely, in case you have unusually large fruits or vegetables in your garden you might consider participating in this year’s Hawaii County Giant Fruit and Vegetable Contest. East Hawaii 4-H and Hawaii Junior Master Gardeners are hosting this contest during the Hawaii County Fair. There will be two divisions: Youth/School and Adult, with the following categories: Atlantic Giant Pumpkin, Giant Field Pumpkin, Giant Watermelon, Giant Tomato, Giant Bushel Gourd, Long Gourd, Giant Sunflower (head) and a category for “Other Giants,” including papayas, pineapples, kalo, kabocha pumpkins, etc. We will also have a prize for the Best Youth/School Record Book.

Contact: Becky Settlage, 969-8213, settlage@hawaii.edu

THURSDAY, Sept. 20

MANAGING ANTS ON THE BIG ISLAND — HOW TO KEEP THE BEASTS AT BAY

Where: UH-Hilo Science & Technology Building, Room 108, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Details: Little fire ants are one of the worst pests in Hawaii, but they aren’t the only ants that cause problems. Protect your own piece of paradise through preventative measures and active control. Learn which of Hawaii’s ants are pests, what makes them special and how to use their strengths against them in order to control them. A Maunakea Speaker Series presentation by Michelle Montgomery, research specialist for the Hawaii Ant Lab.

Contact: Fritz Klasner, 933-0734, fklasner@hawaii.edu

THE FOREST UNDERGROUND, WHERE FUNGI ARE MAKING MAGIC

Where: UH-Hilo Student Services, W-201, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Thursday

Details: The UNA USA Hawaii Island presents the first in this year’s speaker series. Dr. Don Hemmes will be the featured speaker. Free. Open to the public.

Contact: Rosemarie Muller, 631-294-0021, rcmuller27@hotmail.com

FRIDAY, Sept. 21

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. 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

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Friday

Details: Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to peace above differences and contribute to building a culture of peace. Peace prayer by clergy and a musical movie inspired by the life of Sadako Sasaki and a Thousand Paper Cranes for peace. Free. Light refreshments.

Contact: Satoshi Tomioka, 966-9981, stomioka@honpahi.org

COMING

BATTLE OF THE ISLANDS

Where: Waimea District Park Gymnasium

When: 9 a.m. Sept. 22-23

Details: This two-day roller derby tournament features non-stop action by teams from throughout the state. This free event is great for families, and also will feature food vendors and merchandise sales.

Contact: Stephanie P. Donoho, 747-5063, stephanie@donoho-llc.com

MOON FESTIVAL

Where: Church of the Holy Cross, 440 W. Lanikuala St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Sept. 22 (reservation deadline is Monday)

Details: Come, network and socialize, learn the story of the festival, enjoy Chinese food and savor the taste of mooncake. Cost is $10 per adult, $5 for kids ages 5-12 and $4 for kids 4 and younger. Call in reservations at 961-0406.

Contact: Yu Yok, 932-8912. yuyok@hawaii.edu

RAPID OHIA DEATH DOCUMENTARY AND DISCUSSION

Where: UH-Hilo, UCB 100, 200 Kawili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 27

Details: Film to be followed by a discussion led by J.B. Friday. How extensive is the epidemic of rapid ohia death? What is being done? What is the outlook? How can citizens help out? Free. Part of the America in Crisis Series

Contact: Noelie Rodriguez, 963-6966, noelie@hawaii.edu

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

HULA ARTS AT KILAUEA: ALOHA FRIDAY PROGRAM

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

When: 11 a.m. 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

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

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

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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