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Calendar for September 22

Arts & Exhibits

TODAY, Sept. 22

ADVERTISING


HI CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION

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

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday

Details: More than 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.

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

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, through 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. today.

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

COMING

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

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

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

TODAY, Sept. 22

PITCH PERFECT WORKSHOP

Where: Hawaii Innovation Center, 117 Keawe St., Hilo

When: 9:30 a.m. today

Details: Free workshop for companies to make a more focused business plan and sales pitch presentations. Part of the support program for HIPlan competition entrants, but is open to all.

Contact: Jason Ueki, 494-4031, jason@hiplan.biz

SUNDAY, Sept. 23

THE SOUND OF SOUL

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

When: Noon on Sunday

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

MONDAY, Sept. 24

VA BENEFITS BRIEF

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

When: 10 a.m. Monday

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. Monday

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

TUESDAY, Sept. 25

PUPPETRY 101 WITH KOZMO MIMZI

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

When: 5 p.m. Tuesday

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

BON DANCE CLASSES

Where: Hakalau Jodo Mission, 29-2289 Hanamalo Loop, Hakalau

When: 6 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays of the month

Details: With Odori Sensei Jane Heit at Hakalau. Get some exercise and have some fun. Learn older, traditional as well as contemporary upbeat dances that can be danced at every bon dance. Sensei also shares the history and background of the dances. Donation of $5.

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

THURSDAY, Sept. 27

FREE CAREGIVER WORKSHOP — CONNECTING WITH OTHERS THROUGH DIALOGUE

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

When: 9 a.m. Thursday

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. Thursday and 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

COMING

NEW VARIETY INTRODUCTION SEMINAR

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

When: 2 p.m. Sept. 30 (Registration deadline is Thursday, Sept. 27)

Details: Learn about new varieties and reintroductions of flowers and plants grown in Hawaii that will be coming online for sale in the near future. Free; refreshments will be served. To register, contact the person below.

Contact: Judy Schilling, 966-9926, bianjudy@gmail.com

ADULT SCHOOL REGISTRATION

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

When: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Oct. 8-19

Details: For fall term 2 (October-December) at Waipahu Community School for Adults Hilo Campus. Office located in Room P27. Call the number below for more information.

Contact: Chad Okinaka, 974-4100, chad_okinaka@notes.k12.hi.us

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. 22

HILO WIRE CLUB WITH ALEX MIDDLETON

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

When: Noon today

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

SUNDAY, Sept. 23

SOLO AUTOCROSS — SPORTS CAR CLUB OF AMERICA

Where: Hilo Drag Strip Kart track

When: 7 a.m. Sunday

Details: The Big Island of Hawaii Region SCCA hosts the 2018 PAX/RTP Championship Event No. 9. The all-day event is open to spectators and competitors. Come out and watch, ride along with competitors or compete with your own car. Classifications exist for most street vehicles. For more information, see the Big Island of Hawaii Region SCCA Facebook page or visit http://bigislandscca.org.

Contact: Tim Minick, 896-1333, scca@minicknet.com

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26

HILO WOMAN’S CLUB

Where: Clubhouse, 7 Lele St., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Wednesday

Details: Meetings open to the public.

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

THURSDAY, Sept. 27

SIERRA CLUB MOKU LOA GROUP

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Thursday

Details: Potluck followed by monthly meeting at 6 p.m. to talk story about environmental issues near and far. Be a “Zero Hero” (zero waste) and bring your own plate, cup, utensils, etc., if you can.

Contact: Nadine, 896-4108, nrobert506@aol.com

COMING

SENIORS OF PARADISE MONTHLY MEETING

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

When: 9:30 a.m. Oct. 1

Details: Business meeting will be followed by Mystery Bingo and a potluck lunch. Open to anyone 55 and older. Come, join and meet some new friends.

Contact: Gail Lakritz, 757-561-0522, sassyfighter@gmail.com

KONA CRIME PREVENTION COMMITTEE OFFICER OF MONTH MEETING AND LUNCHEON

Where: Huggo’s, 5308, 75-5828 Kahakai Road, Kailua-Kona

When: 12:30 p.m. Oct. 3

Details: Honoring the October Officer of the Month, Bryan Ellis. Reserve your spot by emailing lholey@hawaii.rr.com by Oct 1.

Contact: Diane Blancett-Maddock, 4439794, dbm2db@aol.com

Health

FRIDAY, Sept. 28

MEATLESS ALTERNATIVES

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

When: Noon on Friday

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

HILO PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP

Where: Aging Disability Resource Center, 1055 Kinoole Ave, Hilo

When: 2 p.m. Friday

Details: Talk story and introduce new people. We will break into care partner and PWP’s (People with Parkinson’s) groups and share stories and solutions. Partners, bring a jacket for the “cold” room.

Contact: Fran Calvert, 982-7511, fcalvert@hawaiiantel.net

NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP

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

When: 7 p.m. Friday

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

COMING

BUTI BASICS WORKSHOP

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Oct. 6

Details: Learn the foundations of this practice. This fun, 75-minute introduction class will include basic isolation and spiralling techniques, beginner and advanced modifications, as well as proper yogic alignment.

Contact: Yoga Centered, 934-7233, frontdesk@yogacentered.com

MY WISHES AT THE END OF LIFE

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

When: 11:30 a.m. Oct. 7

Details: What are your wishes at the end of life? Do your loved ones know your wishes? Amy Hamane and Tony Kent from Community First will give presentations on advance care planning and help have “The Conversation” about end-of-life matters. They also will help participants complete an Advance Health Care Directive. Open to public.

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

OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP

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

When: 11:30 a.m. Oct. 20

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

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

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26

ALL GAMES DAY FOR KIDS

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

When: 2 p.m. Wednesday

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

COMING

MOMMY & ME/DADDY & ME 4-H CLOVERBUD GARDENING DAY CAMP

Where: Hilo

When: 8:30-10 a.m. Oct. 8-12

Details: Currently taking signups for this week-long intercession program. This 4-H gardening program will be lead by Master Gardeners and is designed for parents with young children ages 5-6 years old. There is a $10 fee for the week.

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

Outdoors

COMING

KAHUKA ORIENTATION TALK

Where: Kahuka Visitor Center Station, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday through Sunday beginning Oct. 2

Details: Come meet with a ranger.

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

GUIDED HIKES

Where: Kahuku unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday beginning Oct. 7

Details: Come explore the park with a ranger and discover an ever-changing landscape, learn about the Hawaiian culture and understand the ecosystem around you. Bring sturdy footwear, water, rain gear, sun protection and a snack is recommended. Enter the Kahuku Unit on the mauka (uphill) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5 and meet near the parking area.

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

Pau Hana

TODAY, Sept. 22

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

OKTOBERFEST DINNER

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

When: 6 p.m. today

Details: Grilled bratwurst, sauerkraut, two types of potato salad, red cabbage with apples, assorted breads and desserts. Canteen opens at 5 p.m. There also will be live German music. Donation of $10.

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

FRIDAY, Sept. 28

FISH FRY DINNER

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

When: 6 p.m. Friday

Details: Fish and chips dinner that includes coleslaw. Donation of $10. September birthdays will be celebrated with a live band. Canteen opens at 5 p.m. All welcome.

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

Performances

TODAY, Sept. 22

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES

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

When: 10 a.m. today

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

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

SUNDAY, Sept. 23

150TH ANNIVERSARY

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

When: 2 p.m. Sunday

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

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26

OBAKE AND OTHER GHOSTLY TALES

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

When: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday

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. Wednesday

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. Wednesday

Details: $5 cover charge

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

FRIDAY, Sept. 28

ROCK N ROLL DANCE WITH RITA

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

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Details: One of the islands premier rock bands. Cover charge only $5 for the band. Food plates and beverages available.

Contact: Richard Robbins, 756-7818, robbinsr006@hawaii.rr.com

COMING

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

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES

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

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

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

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

HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE BANDSTAND

Where: Mooheau Bandstand, 329 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Oct. 2

Details: Free lively hour of hula. This week features the Hula Sisters. Oct. 9 features Hilo’s own Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna from Alu Like.

Contact: Dinnie Kysar, 896-7284, destinationhilo@gmail.com

ROALD DAHL’S “WILLY WONKA”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 5-6, 12-13 and 19-20; 2:30 p.m. Oct. 7, 14 and 21.

Details: Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to chocolate-covered life on the Palace stage. This show will be fun and full of joy, bringing a lightness that is very much in need today. Tickets are on sale now at the Palace box office. Cost is $20 general, $25 and $30 reserved. All tickets will be $5 more the day of performance.

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

All Kine Stuffs

TODAY, Sept. 22

BATTLE OF THE ISLANDS

Where: Waimea District Park Gymnasium

When: 9 a.m. today and Sunday

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

SUNDAY, Sept. 23

NANAWALE COMMUNITY FARMERS MARKET

Where: Nanawale Longhouse, 14-855 Kehau Road, Nanawale Estates

When: 7 a.m. Sundays

Details: Come and enjoy the various local vendors showcasing fresh produce, plants, handmade jewelry, honey,crystals and much, much more.

Contact: Gloria, 896-8393, pattygipson@icloud.com

300TH FREE DOG TRAINING TO BE ON GERMAN TV

Where: Liliuokalani Gardens, near the Tea House, Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 2 p.m. Sunday

Details: A TV video crew from Germany will be filming the event. As always, free training leashes and treats will be given out, questions about dog training and behavior problems will be answered and the dogs will have the chance to be together in a large group.

Contact: Carl Oguss, 933-9763, carl.ogus@yahoo.com

MONDAY, Sept. 24

COUNCIL MEMBER JEN RUGGLES COMMUNITY MEETING

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

When: 6 p.m. Monday

Details: Ruggles welcomes the public to attend this meeting to speak with her about her recent decision to refrain from legislating until the county’s attorney assures her that she is not committing war crimes. Ruggles will have copies of the letter from the United Nations Human Rights Council that prompted her to take this action, materials to educate constituents about their rights as protected persons and share the work she has been doing to continue represent and advocate on behalf of her district. There will time reserved for questions and comment.

Contact: Jen Ruggles, 961-8263, jen.ruggles@hawaiicounty.gov

TUESDAY, Sept. 25

INTERFAITH PANEL ON INTERFAITH COLLABORATION

Where: Community of Christ, 1842 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Details: The Kilauea eruption and earthquakes brought faith communities together to help the survivors. How shall we continue to work together? What do our faith traditions teach us about working with people of different belief and customs? What does it take to work together well and invite even more faith communities into the collaboration?

Contact: Interfaith Communities in Action, 965-5550, info@interfaithhawaii.org

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26

MAYOR’S COMMITTEE ON AGING

Where: Office of Aging, 1055 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Wednesday

Details: Open to the public. Agenda posted at the Hilo County Building and on the county website.

Contact: Luana Ancheta-Kauwe, 961-8005, luana.ancheta-kauwe@hawaiicounty.gov

THURSDAY, Sept. 27

RAPID OHIA DEATH DOCUMENTARY AND DISCUSSION

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

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

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

FRIDAY, Sept. 28

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. Friday and 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. Friday

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

OHINA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Details: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Five never before seen independent short films made in Hawaii by Hawaiian filmmakers. Ohina provides an annual exclusive venue for a collection of works by Hawaii filmmakers to be gathered and presented to the community. Regular movie ticket prices apply: $8.50 general, $7.50 seniors and Students. No passes.

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

COMING

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

31ST ANNUAL ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL COUNTRY FAIR

Where: St. Joseph High School Gym and grounds, 1000 Ululani St., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Oct. 6

Details: Celebrating the 150th anniversary of St. Joseph School in Hilo. Enjoy all-day live entertainment, ono local foods, hot malasadas, a silent auction and carnival-style games. The event will also offer plants, produce, arts and crafts and fresh baked goods. Open to the public; admission is free.

Contact: Teresa Fuata, 935-4935, tfuata@sjshilo.org

FOSTER CARE INFORMATION SESSION

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

When: 2 p.m. Oct. 6

Details: Learn more about foster care through the state Department of Humans Services, Child Welfare Services. CWS serves children of all ages from infants to adolescents who need a safe home due to abuse and/or neglect. If you’ve ever thought about opening your home to a child in need, this is the perfect opportunity to come and learn.

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

KAUMANA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PTSA ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE

Where: Kaumana Elementary School cafeteria (upper parking lot), 1710 Kaumana Drive, Hilo

When: 7 a.m. Oct. 6

Details: Great items at reasonable prices. Donations will be accepted from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 4 and 2:30-6 p.m. Oct. 5 in the upper school parking lot. Tax deductible receipts will be given upon request for your donations. Not accepting TVs/monitors/computers.

Contact: Noelani Spencer, 974-4190, noelani_spencer@notes.k12.hi.us

BAZAAR

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

When: 8 a.m. Oct. 6

Details: Delicious laulau, smoked meat, a variety of baked goods, a huge rummage sale, a silent auction, fresh vegetables, bagged cinders and much more. Come early for the best parking.

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

“WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?”

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

When: 6 p.m. Oct. 8

Details: An exploration of the life, lessons and legacy of iconic children’s television host Fred Rogers. For more than 30 years, Mr. Rogers, an unassuming minister, puppeteer, writer and producer, was beamed daily into homes throughout America. There hadn’t been anything like Mr. Rogers on television before and there hasn’t been since.

Contact: Gabrielle Casart, 962-2229, 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. 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

HULA ARTS AT KILAUEA: ALOHA FRIDAY PROGRAM

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

When: 11 a.m. 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

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

ADVERTISING


Details: Are you troubled by someone’s drinking? Call for free support, meeting places and times. For more information, visit www.afghawaii.org.

Contact: Dana C., 430-6653, dr.easthawaii@gmail.com