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Calendar for October 6

Arts & Exhibits

TODAY, Oct. 6

ADVERTISING


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. today

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

14TH ANNUAL STRINGED INSTRUMENT SHOW

Where: Wailoa Art Center, 200 Piopio St., Hilo

When: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through Oct. 25

Details: Hosted by the Big Island Ukulele Guild. Show features finely crafted ukuleles by guild members as well as a juried ukulele contest. A number of special events will be hosted throughout the month. Today and Oct. 21, bring your ukulele to a kanikapila at noon. And at noon Oct 13, an ukulele building demonstration will provide an informative view about creating an ukulele. All events are free and open to the public. All special events include a drawing for a free ukulele.

Contact: Tom Russell, 769-4557, BI_UkuleleGuild@icloud.com

Classes

TODAY, Oct. 6

FREE MEDICARE BASICS SEMINAR PRESENTED BY HAWAII COMMUNITY FEDERAL CREIDT UNION

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

When: 9:30 a.m. today

Details: It’s important to be educated about Medicare. Medicare 101 is an informative seminar that will teach participants all the basics and answer commonly asked questions. For more information or to register, visit HCFCU’s Community Seminars section at hicommfcu.com/communityseminars. Seating is limited, so RSVP right away. No plan specific benefits or details will be shared.

Contact: Nellie Madeiros, 930-7650, nelliem@hicommfcu.com

MONDAY, Oct. 8

ADULT SCHOOL REGISTRATION

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

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

IPAD 1 FOR SENIORS

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

When: 10 a.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

Details: Glenn Grace will show participants how to get the most out of their iPad whether it’s an Air or Air 2, a mini or even an iPad Pro. Bring your iPad along with your Apple ID and password. Cost is $50; daily parking fee $3.

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

TUESDAY, Oct. 9

BON DANCE CLASSES

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

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday and Oct. 23

Details: With Odori Sensei Jane Heit at Hakalau; second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. 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

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10

SAFE AND SECURE PROGRAM — PROTECT YOURSELF ON THE INTERNET

Where: Keaau Public and School Library, 16-571 Keaau Pahoa Road, Keaau

When: 2:30 p.m. Wednesday

Details: A cybersecurity professional will share best practices for keeping you and your identity safe on the internet. Topics will include malware protection, passwords, Wi-Fi usage, online shopping and banking, scams, safe email habits, phishing, data backup and social media. Teens, college students and adults are encouraged to attend.

Contact: Maxine Aki, 982-4281, maxine.aki@librarieshawaii.org

SAFE AND SECURE PROGRAM — PROTECT YOURSELF ON THE INTERNET

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday

Details: A cybersecurity professional will share best practices for keeping you and your identity safe on the internet. Topics will include malware protection, passwords, Wi-Fi usage, online shopping and banking, scams, safe email habits, phishing, data backup and social media. Teens, college students and adults are encouraged to attend.

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

HAWAII BALLROOM DANCE ASSOCIATION EAST HAWAII CHAPTER, WEST COAST SWING AND MERENGUE DANCE CLASSES

Where: Waiakea High School, Portable Classroom 22, 155 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 12

Details: Couples and singles, seasoned dancers and beginners are invited to enroll. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Oct. 17 and 24. Fees are required for the dance classes and for association membership. First-year membership fee is waived for cardholding members of the Hawaii Medical Services Association.

Contact: Andrea Kunimura, 443-3489, kuni397@yahoo.com

THURSDAY, Oct. 11

MAXIMIZE SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

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

When: 9 a.m. Thursday

Details: Free. Learn tips for how to make the most of the nationwide marketing for Small Business Saturday. Topics covered: best practices, SBS specials you might try, how to collaborate with other business, how and to use this promotion to maximize holiday sales. Register by Oct 10.

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

KAMANA CENTER SENIOR FALL LECTURE SERIES

Where: Institute for Astronomy, 640 N. Aohoku Place, Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Thursdays through Dec. 13

Details: The Oct. 11 presentation will be dog training and socialization methods by Carl Oguss. The Oct. 18 lecture will be a performance of “Living History” by retired UH-Hilo drama professor Jackie Pualani Johnson. The cost for the 10-week senior lectures is $10 for all 10 lectures. Open to all.

Contact: Carol Lafond, 339-7270, lafond1584@gmail.com

COMING

PASTEL ON-SITE LANDSCAPE PAINTING WORKSHOP WITH PATTI PEASE JOHNSON

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

When: 9 a.m. Oct. 13

Details: Get step-by-step instruction in a proven rotational method for success, starting with form and fill, moving to value of black and white, then color. Your own natural style is brought to the surface. All materials will be supplied. Students will complete one 9-by-12-inch project. Weather permitting, the workshop will take place outdoors. Cost is $50 or $45 for VAC members plus a $10 supply fee per person. Beginner and intermediate artists welcome. Call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org to register.

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

CRATIVE RETREAT — AUTUMN MANDALA DOTTING

Where: Hawaii Creative Retreats Studio, 614 Kilauea Ave., Suite 103 #25, Hilo

When: 2 p.m. Oct. 13

Details: Learn this fun and easy dotting technique on paper, then decorate a ceramic pumpkin and mini candy dish. All materials, tools and light refreshments included. Cost is $25. Register at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.

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

ZENTANGLE HALLOWEEN

Where: Hawaii Creative Retreats Studio, 614 Kilauea Ave., Suite 103 #25, Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Oct. 14

Details: Learn this fun pattern drawing method from a certified instructor and create Halloween-inspired designs with pens, shading, highlights and watercolor pencils. All materials and light refreshments included. Cost is $25. Register at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.

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

IPAD 2 FOR SENIORS

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

When: 9 a.m. Oct. 15 and 17

Details: A hands-on, in-depth look at the 30-plus apps that come on the iPad. This class assumes you already know the basics about using the iPad and want to learn more to become an “intermediate/power user.” Bring your own iPad with your Apple ID and password. Cost is $50; daily parking fee $3. Limit four students.

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

JOB READINESS WORKSHOP

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

When: 10 a.m. Oct. 16

Details: Jobseekers are invited to attend. The workshop will assist participants by offering guidance on resume writing, interviewing skills, properly completing an application and instruction on dressing for success. Participants are urged to bring a jump drive on which to save their resumes.

Contact: American Job Center Hawai’i, 961-8379, ohcdwia@hawaiicounty.gov

HOW TO GET YOUR BUSINESS ONLINE WITH GOOGLE

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

When: 9 a.m. Oct. 18

Details: Free workshop to help you get started and claim your Google Business Listing. Register at www.hisbdc.org by Oct. 17.

Contact Name: Lydia Santiago, l.santiago@hisbdc.org, 808-933-0776

THIRD THURSDAY BY THE BAY LECTURE SERIES: HOW TO PUBLISH A CHILDREN’S BOOK

Where: Mokupapapa Discovery Center, 76 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 18

Details: If you have a children’s story you want to write, this presentation will help you navigate the waters of children’s book publishing and give you a concise list of steps to follow on your own pathway to publication.

Contact: Clayton Watkins, 933-8184, clayton.watkins@noaa.gov

CHA CHA CLASS AND SOCIAL DANCE

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

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 19

Details: Learn cool moves and stay for a party in all the dance styles with nonstop music. All requests are welcome. For singles and couples, the experienced, the wannabes and the very first-timers. Cost is $5.

Contact: Denise Westbrook, 970-739-6771, dancingscreenwriter@yahoo.com

PUBLIC HEALTH INITIATIVE CLASSES

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

When: 4:30 p.m. 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, Oct. 6

HAWAIIAN QUILT CLUB

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

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Club members are happy to help members of the community interested in learning to sew a Hawaiian pillow or wall hanging. Patterns available.

Contact: Merci, 959-7967

MONDAY, Oct. 8

KOREA VETS MONTHLY MEETING

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

When: 10 a.m. Monday

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

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

TUESDAY, Oct. 9

BIG ISLAND BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION

Where: Kamana Senior Center, 127 Kamana St. Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Monthly meeting. Potluck pupus followed by short 6:30 p.m. business meeting and then a two-part presentation. Member Marvin will bring in from Waimea his “long Langstroth” hive, where the hive box bodies expand side-by-side instead of the usual vertically stacking arrangement. Then, Heather Forester, the Big Island’s invasive ant specialist from the Hawaii Ant Lab, will talk story about little fire ants in bee hives. With all the hive relocations in Puna, here are some tips on how to prevent transfer of the ants and how to deal with them when discovered in your apiary area.

Contact: Jim Klyman, 630-665-3520, bigislandbeekeepers@gmail.com

THURSDAY, Oct. 11

HILO HOSPITAL RETIREES CLUB

Where: ILWU Hall, 100 W. Lanikaula St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Thursday

Details: Last quarterly luncheon meeting for 2018. Agenda include discussion about club activities for 2019. Bento lunch for $6; pre-order with contact caller, pay when you come to meeting. Caller groups 19, 20 and 21 for desserts. New retirees invited to attend and join.

Contact: Yoli Macadangdang-Nakamura, 896-0265, yolin@hawaii.rr.com

HAWAII PHOTO SHOOTERS

Where: Komohana Research and Extension Center, 875 Komohana St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Thursday

Details: Ken Jackson will present “Lighting from a Landscape Photographer’s View.” He will discuss shooting light as we find it and how to consider its quality, direction and mood, as well as low-light and night photography. Free and open to the public.

Contact: Susan Miyasaka, 969-8258, miyasaka@hawaii.edu

COMING

OHANA LEHUA BONSAI CLUB

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

When: 9 a.m. Oct. 13

Details: View the bonsai show or take a class. Show is from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The scheduled classes are as follows: beginners, 9:30 a.m., plant will be provided; returning students, 1 p.m., you must bring your plant from home. Space is limited; sign up is necessary. To register for classes, visit or call the library’s reference desk at the number below.

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

DAV CHAPTER 6 HILO (DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS)

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

When: 11 a.m. Oct. 13

Details: Dedicated to empowering veterans, their families and widows by ensuring they have access to their full range of benefits. Free, professional assistance for obtaining these benefits and services, outreach programs and representation at all governing bodies. Any man or woman, honorably discharged, who was wounded, gassed, injured or disabled in the line of duty during time of war, while in any branch of service or even still on active service are eligible for membership. Second Saturday of each month.

Contact: Myron, 218-779-5044, DAV.hichapter6@gmail.com

F.I.L.M. CLUB ANNUAL GET-TOGETHER

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

When: 11:30 a.m. Oct. 13

Details: All former club members who were students of Larry Kadooka’s School of Photography are invited, as well as family. Bring your own lunch or order beef stew lunch for $5 from the home. If interested, bring two white elephant gifts for exchange. Some club scrapbooks from 1978-93 will be available for viewing. RSVP by Friday (Oct. 5) via email or by text or voice message to the contact person below.

Contact: Irene Okamura, 936-8916, irene_okamura@hotmail.com

HILO ORCHID SOCIETY

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

When: 1:30 p.m. Oct. 13

Details: Courtney Hackney of Jacksonville, Fla., will talk about blue cattleyas. Blue is a rare color in orchids, so the blue varieties are highly prized. Public welcome. Free.

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

BIG ISLAND WATER GARDEN CLUB

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

When: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16

Details: Monthly meeting with guest speaker Paul Okubo with the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, regarding the status of the Kilauea eruption. Public welcome. A mini-auction concludes club agenda.

Contact: Karen, Secretary, 935-5357, stephen@backyardeden.com

HILO WIRE CLUB WITH ALEX MIDDLETON

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

When: Noon on Nov. 3 (reschedule of October meeting)

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

Health

TODAY, Oct. 6

BUTI BASICS WORKSHOP

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. today

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

SUNDAY, Oct. 7

MY WISHES AT THE END OF LIFE

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

When: 11:30 a.m. Sunday

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

TUESDAY, Oct. 9

ADVANCED HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVES — DO YOU HAVE ONE?

Where: Hawaii County Office Of Aging, 1055 Kinoole St. Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Tuesday

Details: Free and does not require an attorney. An advance health care directive is a gift to your loved ones so they won’t have to guess what you want if you can no longer speak for yourself. If you already have a Living will or an AHCD, learn how to review it to be sure it meets your needs today. Bring your family and loved ones with you to learn about this important topic together. Pre-register by calling Tony Kent at 292-4559 or Amy Hamane at 937-1500, or register at www.CommunityFirstHawaii.org/registration.

Contact: Sally Mermel, 967-7426, sally.volcano@gmail.com

COMING

PINK OUT 5K COLOR RUN

Where: Grounds of Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium, Ho‘olulu Complex, Hilo

When: Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.; run starts at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 13

Details: The American Cancer Society event honors those touched by breast cancer and raise awareness and funds for a world without breast cancer. Cost is $30, with all proceeds benefiting the ACS. Visit education booths to learn more about breast cancer prevention. There will be Zumba and a beautiful bra contest. To register or learn more, call the American Cancer Society at 935-9763 or visit pinkout5kcolorrun.ticketspice.com/pink-out-5k-color-run to register.

Contact: Sarah Luchenbill, 936-1520, sarah.luchenbill@cancer.org

COMMUNITY MEETING ON PUNA COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER BECOMING A DIVISION OF KA‘U HOSPITAL

Where: Pahoa Community Center, 15-2910 Puna Road, Pahoa

When: 5 p.m. Oct. 17

Details: Hosted by the Board of Directors of Puna Community Medical Center Foundation. After a long and intense process, the foundation board concluded that additional financial resources and expertise were needed to sustain and expand health care services for Puna residents. The board thought Ka’u Hospital was the right partner. Therefore, effective Oct. 1, PCMC now is owned and operated by Ka`u Hospital. Representatives from the East Region of Hawaii Health System Corporation and the PCMCF will be at the meeting to answer questions.

Contact: Elena Cabatu, 932-3160, ecabatu@hhsc.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

NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP

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

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 27

Details: Monthly support group that helps people gain understanding and empathy for loved ones living with and recovering from mental illness. 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

MONDAY, Oct. 8

EXPERIENCE WALDORF EDUCATION, GRADES 1-8

Where: Malamalama Waldorf School, 15-1834 Makuu Drive, Keaau

When: 8 a.m. Monday through Friday

Details: Learn about the Waldorf difference and how your child can benefit from this unique developmental approach. Attend up to three days. Spaces limited; serious inquiries only. Visit www.hawaiiwaldorf.org/experience-waldorf.

Contact: Sherry Barnes, 982-7701, info@hawaiiwaldorf.org

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

Where: Hilo

When: 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday

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

TUESDAY, Oct. 9

MEYERS MAGIC CAMP X

Where: Mokupapapa Discovery Center, 76 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday

Details: Taught by international award-winning magicians Bruce and Jennifer Meyers. Four hours each day; seven or more magic tricks are taught, emphasizing goal achievement, self-esteem building and positive attitudes. Cost is $80, which includes all props and materials.

Contact: Bruce Meyers, 982-9294, bruce@brucemeyers.com

COMING

HALLOWEEN STORY AND CRAFT FOR KIDS

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

When: 9 a.m. Oct. 13

Details: Making a glowing mummy jar. Supplies will be provided. Free; open to all ages.

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

READING TAILS WITH PIERRE

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

When: 11 a.m. Oct. 13 and 27

Details: Little readers are invited to practice their reading skills with Pierre, a certified therapy chihuahua, and his owner, Maile. Children read their favorite books or tell Pierre stories during this one-on-one reading session. Pierre loves hearing stories about magical places and characters. Parents/caregivers are encouraged to join their little ones during this special reading time.

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

HALLOWEEN CARD MAKING FOR KIDS WITH ALEX MIDDLETON

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

When: Noon on Oct. 13

Details: Calling all kids. Supplies will be provided. Free; open to all children and tweens up to age 12.

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

ALL GAMES DAY FOR KIDS

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

When: 2 p.m. Oct. 24

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. Some of the games encourage friendly rounds of competition while others encourage participants to have fun. Free; suitable for children of all ages and families.

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

Outdoors

TODAY, Oct. 6

‘IKE HANA NO‘EAU

Where: Kahuku Visitor Contact Station, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 12:30 p.m. Saturdays in October

Details: Cultural demonstrations and activities. Free; supplies will be provided.

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

SUNDAY, Oct. 7

GUIDED HIKES

Where: Kahuku unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays 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

COMING

SECOND ANNUAL WAIMEA FALL FESTIVAL

Where: Waimea District Park, 67-1315 Ala Ohia Road, Waimea

When: 10 a.m. Oct. 13

Details: Welcome fall during this fun-filled family festival. Features locally-grown pumpkins, a farmers market, keiki games and activities, entertainment, Hawaiian crafts and demonstrations, a craft sale, exhibits and lots of great food. Admission is free.

Contact: Theresa Fernandez, 987-7182, waimeapumpkinpatch@gmail.com

ANNUAL AVIATION DAY AND FLY-IN

Where: Hilo International Airport, Lyman Field Composite Squadron, 1091 Kekuanaoa St., Hilo

When: 8:30 a.m. Oct. 27

Details: There will be a spot landing contest starting at 11:30 a.m. For those interested in a career in aviation, this is a must.

Contact: Bob Arthurs, 966-6141, pilots@gahawaii.com

Pau Hana

TODAY, Oct. 6

KACHI KACHI DANCE

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

When: 6:30 p.m. today

Details: Enjoy music by El Leo and Jarican Express. Food plates and beverages will be available to purchase. Cover charge for the band.

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

SWINGING SATURDAY AT THE ELKS

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

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: Enjoy a beginning Blues dance lesson from special guest instructor Denise Westbrook at 7 p.m. followed by DJ’d swing and blues dance music in a variety of tempos from 8-10 p.m. Sliding scale entry, $8-$15. Only $5 with a pupu. If this is your first Swinging Saturday, you can get in free. Kids 12 and younger always free. No partner necessary.

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

COMING

THE JAZZTONES ROCK SWINGING SATURDAY

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

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 20

Details: Toe-tappers welcome. Beginner-friendly dance lesson followed by live music from 7:30-10 p.m. Sliding scale entry $10-$20; kids 12 and younger always free. No partner necessary. Sorry, no free passes this night.

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

Performances

TODAY, Sept. 29

KANAKO OKIRA’S SECOND PIANO RECITAL “COLORS OF THE SEASONS”

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

When: 2 p.m. today

Details: Featuring variations of many period composers; music chosen to imagine the seasons. Several special guests also will perform with Okira. Admission is free.

Contact: Kanako Okita, 3453121, dqpdf973@yahoo.co.jp

THE JEFF GAETH QUARTET

Where: Lava Shack, 15-2929 Pahoa Village Road, Pahoa

When: 6 p.m. today

Details: Every first Saturday of the month. Live jazz in Pahoa. No cover charge.

Contact: Lava Shack, 965-6644, jeffgaeth@jeffgaeth.com

ROALD DAHL’S “WILLY WONKA”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. today, Friday and Oct. 13 and 19-20; 2:30 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 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

SUNDAY, Oct. 7

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES

Where: Center for Spiritual Living-East Hawaii, HC 2 Box 6277, Keaau

When: 10 a.m. Sunday

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

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

TUESDAY, Oct. 9

HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE BANDSTAND

Where: Mooheau Bandstand, 329 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Tuesday

Details: Free lively hour of hula. This week features Hilo’s own Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna from Alu Like. Oct. 16 will feature singer/musician Bert Naihe and hula maiden Noe Noe Kekaualua. Oct. 23, the aunties and uncles of Hilo’s own Halau Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna bring their lively music and hula to the bandstand. And on Oct. 30, the lovely Hula Sisters return to the bandstand.

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

COMING

AERIAL CIRCUS SHOW

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26

Details: This 15-act spooky circus show arrives just in time for Halloween. Enjoy 90 monstrous minutes of aerial hoop, rope, fabric, trapeze and more. Rated PG-13. Get tickets at www.AerialArtsHawaii.com and the Palace box office. Doors open one hour before showtime.

Contact: Bella, 938-8002, aerialartshawaii@gmail.com

All Kine Stuffs

TODAY, Oct. 6

RUMMAGE SALE

Where: Kinoole Baptist Church, 1815 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 8 a.m. today

Details: Come and be blessed. Proceeds go for Pahoa High School football team.

Contact: Marlene Tamashiro, 937-4979, amtamashiro@yahoo.com

20TH ANNUAL HARVEST FAIR

Where: Christian Liberty Academy, 16-675 Milo St. Keaau

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Games for children, water slides, a plant sale, a huge rummage sale, amazing prizes, ono snacks, local vendors, live entertainment by students and the tasty steak fry. Prizes range from backpacks and flowers to hundreds of dollars worth of gift certificates from restaurants and businesses on the Big Island. This year, all the proceeds will go toward the Lava Relief Fund. Open to everyone. Rummage sale starts at 7 a.m. Tickets for the steak fry are sold in advance, but plates can be purchased at the event. If you have any questions or want to donate, call the contact below.

Contact: Alden Arakaki, 966-8445, aarakaki@clahawaii.org

FRIENDS OF HILO PUBLIC LIBRARY FIRST SATURDAY BOOK SALE

Where: Hilo Public Library, Friends book store, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, CDs, DVDs, LPs and magazines. All proceeds benefit the library and librarian scholarships. First Saturday of every month.

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

31ST ANNUAL ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL COUNTRY FAIR

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

When: 1 p.m. today

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. today

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. today

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. today

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

MONDAY, Oct. 8

“WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?”

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

When: 6 p.m. Monday

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

TUESDAY, Oct. 9

SALARY COMMISSION MEETING

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

When: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday

Details: Communications (correspondence re input from the SC to the Charter Commission re the Hawaii County Charter; summary of SC Chair Ono’s discussion with Susan Dursin, League of Women Voters; Review of existing compensation plan to include discussion and consideration on proposals for adjustments to future salaries of executives and elected officials beginning July 1, 2019), future salary recommendations from a representative of respective boards/commissions for those appointed positions that report to them, suggested salary adjustments as recommended by the Department of Human Resources, update on the Rules of the Salary Commission (may include revisions to the Rules) and recommendation by HR director to postpone rule amendments until after the Nov. 6 election and opportunity for commissioners to request items for placement on the next agenda.

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

THURSDAY, Oct. 11

“THE DELANO MANONGS”

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

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Details: Tells the story of farm labor organizer Larry Itliong and a group of Filipino farm workers who instigated one of the American farm labor movement’s finest hours – The Delano Grape Strike of 1965 that brought about the creation of the United Farm Workers Union.

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

FRIDAY, Oct. 12

HULA ARTS AT KILAUEA: ALOHA FRIDAY PROGRAM

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Friday

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

LOST.LIVE.LOVE: 30TH ANNUAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PEACE WALK AND VIGIL

Where: Aupuni Center, 101 Pauahi St., Hilo

When: 4 p.m. Friday

Details: Participants will assemble near the King Kamehameha statue, followed by sign-waving along Kamehameha Avenue. The vigil starts at 5 p.m. at the Aupuni Center and will include the presentation of the mayor’s proclamation, lighting of the candle ceremony and purple ribbon recognitions of those who dedicated their time and support to victims of domestic violence. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information, contact the Victim Assistance Unit of the county Office of the Prosecuting Attorney at 934-3306 or Child and Family Services at 935-2188.

Contact: Allen Bartolome, 961-0466, Allen.Bartolome@hawaiicounty.gov

GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE ANDRIA TUPOLA COMMUNITY MEETING

Where: Keaukaha Elementary School, cafeteria, 240 Desha Ave., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Friday

Details: Gubernatorial candidate Andria Topola will meet with community members and answer any questions they might have. Free music, food and fun and a chance to meet the candidate.

Contact: Bob Ernst, 968-8611, rce1@isp.com

COMING

GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE ANDRIA TUPOLA COMMUNITY MEETING

Where: Pahoa High and Intermediate School, cafeteria, 15-3038 Pahoa Village Road, Pahoa

When: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 13

Details: Gubernatorial candidate Andria Topola will meet with community members and answer any questions they might have. Free music, food and fun and a chance to meet the candidate.

Contact: Bob Ernst, 968-8611, rce1@isp.com

DANIEL K. INOUYE COLLEGE OF PHARMACY WHITE COAT CEREMONY

Where: UH-Hilo Performing Arts Center, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 2 p.m. Oct. 14

Details: Members of the class of 2022 will hear words of inspiration from Byron Yoshino, president and CEO of Pharmacare Hawaii. The event signifies a rite of passage for individuals entering their first year in the professional program.

Contact: Kristy Fujii, 932-7140, kristyna@hawaii.edu

“KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON”

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

When: 6 p.m. Oct. 15

Details: This documentary depicts the remarkable story of 93-year-old jazz legend Clark Terry. He was a monument to the Golden Era of Jazz, having played in the Duke Ellington and Count Basie Bands. He mentored the likes of Miles Davis and Quincy Jones, but his most unlikely friendship is with Justin Kauflin, a 23-year-old blind piano prodigy.

Contact: Gabrielle Casart, 962-2229, hlacirc@librarieshawaii.org

NOAM CHOMSKY — REQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM

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

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 18

Details: Noam Chomsky, widely regarded as the most important living intellectual, discusses the deliberate concentration of wealth and power — now in the hands of a very few — and how that has polarized America and brought about the decline of the middle class. This is part of the America in Crisis Series. Discussion follows. Free.

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

SPECIAL STORY AND CRAFT WITH YWCA HEALTHY START PROGRAM

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

When: 10:30 a.m. Oct. 18

Details: This family-friendly event is open to all ages.

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

YEAR 11 — THE HAWAII EXPERIMENTAL TROPICAL FOREST

Where: UH-Hilo, Wentworth Hall Room 1, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 18

Details: Susan Cordell, director of the Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry, focused most of her professional career around conservation, preservation and restoration of tropical ecosystems. Research highlights from the past decade will be featured during this interesting presentation.

Contact: Sage Van Kralingen, 933-0734, sagev@hawaii.edu

HULA ARTS AT KILAUEA: ALOHA FRIDAY PROGRAM

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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

WAIAKEA HIGH SCHOOL PTSA SECOND ANNUAL PUMPKIN PATCH AND CRAFT FAIR

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

When: 9 a.m. Oct. 20

Details: Get your pumpkins and enjoy food, crafts, a petting zoo, kids games, koa gifts, clothing and accessories for sale, air-brushed tattoo and more. Admission is free. Limited number of non-presale pumpkins available to the public. Tickets for pumpkins can be purchased at http://whspumpkinpatch.ecwid.com.

Contact: Shari Uyeno, 938-8800, waiakeahighptsa@gmail.com

FIFTH ANNUAL AMERICAN JOB CENTER HAWAI’I JOB FAIR

Where: Edith Kanaka’ole Multi-Purpose Stadium, 350 Kalanikoa St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Oct. 25

Details: Jobseekers are invited to attend. Businesses from around the island will be looking for employees to fill vacancies. Participants should come prepared with resumes and dressed professionally, as interviews might be done on site.

Contact: American Job Center Hawai’i, 961-8379, ohcdwia@hawaiicounty.gov

ALOHA FRIDAY — LEI MAKING WITH KAIPO AH CHONG

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. 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

HALLOWEEN BOO BASH

Where: Hilo Woman’s Club, 7 Lele St., Hilo

When: 4:30 p.m. Oct. 27

Details: Help put the fun in the “Boo!” and celebrate the arrival of autumn. Dance or just enjoy the music spun by popular DJ “Uncle Mikey” and munch on delicious pupus. Costume contest with plenty of prizes. BYOB with a designated driver. Tickets are $15 and available pre-event or at the door.

Contact: Jen Tanouye, 935-9838, jentanouye@hotmail.com

FAMILY HARVEST DAY

Where: Puna Covenant Church, 16-647 Old Volcano Road, Keaau

When: 4 p.m. Oct. 27

Details: Chili/Cornbread Cook-off (drop off at 4 p.m.) and lots of fun activities, including line dancing, games and races, crafts, a cake walk, a pie eating contest, a maze and treating. Come and display your happy costume. Free.

Contact: Kathleen Sheffield, 966-9622, punaccc@msn.com

PARADISE ROLLER GIRLS ROLLER DERBY ROOKIE CAMP

Where: Wainaku Gym, 30 Aikane Loop, Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Sundays, 7 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 29-Dec. 17

Details: Everyone invited. If you’re interested in working on your skating skills, learning the sport of roller derby, joining our competitive team or being a referee or volunteer, this is your chance. Come ready to work hard and have a blast. Most new league members have no previous roller derby (or even skating) experience. Taught by experienced PRG coaches. Practices cover basic skating (form, crossovers, stops and safe falls), general fitness and introductory roller derby skills. At the end of camp, skaters interested in learning more advanced roller derby skills and gameplay will be assessed for skill level to ensure it’s safe for them to participate in contact drills. Participants are expected to attend all sessions.

Contact: Alison, 321-514-4002, paradiserollergirls@gmail.com

HULA VOICES

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 1

Details: An engaging, intimate “talk story” session with Hawaii Island’s hula practitioners who eat, sleep and live on the practice of hula and its associated arts. Embrace the opportunity to listen to kumu hula, longtime mumana (students) and artisans who live and breathe hula. Free, but park fees apply.

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

WAIMEA OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL

Where: Multiple venues in Waimea, Kohala Coast and Kaupulehu

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

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

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

ONGOING

Saturdays

HILO VETERANS CENTER

Where: 70 Lanihuli St., Suite No. 2, Hilo

When: 8 a.m. Saturdays

Details: Hilo Veterans Center has new office hours. A benefits briefing is hosted the first Thursday of each month from 9 a.m.-noon, with several other opportunities for veterans and their family members. Contact the center for more information. Also available are: shore fishing group, kanakapila group, art therapy group, stand-up paddling group, various golf activities, yoga, tai chi and a book club.

Contact: Maricar Souza, 969-3833

INSTANT DRAWING

Where: Ben Franklin, 333 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: Noon on Saturdays

Details: Learn to draw everything from plants to animals to people. For ages 10 and older. Cost is $17.50 for each two-hour class. Supply list given during the first class. You also can bring your own pencils, paper and drawing board.

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

Sundays

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

FARMERS MARKET AT HAMAKUA HARVEST

Where: Intersection of Mamane Street and Highway 19, Honokaa

When: 9 a.m. Sundays

Details: Features local farmers, fresh produce, artisanal products and ono food. Weekly entertainment, workshops, informational booths and youth-focused activities. SNAP/EBT purchases welcomed.

Contact: Lori Beach, 896-2151, info@hamakuaharvest.org

SUNDAY CLAY — HIGH FIRE! POTTERY CLASSES

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

When: 11:30 a.m. or 2:45 p.m. Sundays

Details: Nine-week workshop. Cost for either session is $200; $185 for VAC members plus a $15 materials fee for 6 pounds of clay, including glazes and firing. Additional clay will be available for purchase. Get an introduction to working with and firing midrange stoneware. Open studio time will be available to registered students from 2-5 p.m. Wednesdays; cost is $10 per day, with tickets available at the administration office front desk during business hours. Must be registered for a ceramics class to participate. Call or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org to register.

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

HILO BRIDGE CLUB

Where: Eagles Club, 16-111 Opukahaia St., Keaau

When: 12:30 p.m. Sundays; 11 a.m. Wednesdays

Details: Looking for social bridge players to join us in duplicate bridge. Cost is $5.

Contact: Harry Messenheimer, 854-6147

FREE DOG TRAINING AND SOCIAL EVENT

Where: Sidewalk nearest to the teahouse, Lili‘uokalani Gardens, Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 2 p.m. Sundays

Details: Come join the fun and share the love. Goals are problem solving via free training instruction and tools, and offering an advanced socialization experience. Bring a bowl for water.

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

Mondays

ZUMBA GOLD TONING

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

When: 6:30 a.m. Mondays

Details: Low-impact workout, suitable for all levels. Get fit, get toned, get inspired.

Contact: Harriet Rocha, 959-6405

SELF-DEFENSE FITNESS CLASS

Where: Kohala Village Hub, 55-514 Hawi Road, Hawi

When: 9:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays

Details: Geared toward street-oriented self-defense and rooted in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Students will learn stance, footwork, striking techniques, defense and much more. For class schedule, visit www.kohalavillagehub.com.

Contact: Kohala Village Hub, 889-0404, info@kohalavillagehub.com

ZUMBA GOLD CHAIR

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

When: 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Details: Seated Zumba workout. Strengthen your core, increase your range of motion and stamina with this low-impact fitness class that offers the same benefits of Zumba Gold. All welcome.

Contact: Harriet Rocha, 640-3876

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS

Where: Serenity House, 15-2579 Pahoa-Keaau Road, Pahoa

When: Noon on Mondays

Details: If willpower is not working, turn to Overeaters Anonymous. This is not a diet or calories club. No dues or fees. Newcomers are welcome.

Contact: 345-2753, viviansuet@hotmail.com

FAMILY YOGA

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 3 p.m. Mondays

Details: Forty-five minutes of family fun yoga with Auntie Cat. Kids are free; adults $5.

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

TRADITIONAL WADO KARATE TRAINING

Where: Sangha Hall, 424 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays

Details: Beginners class, 5-6 p.m.; advanced class, 6-7 p.m. Visitors welcome to observe and participate.

Contact: Craig, 987-1465

ZUMBA

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays

Details: Fun, upbeat and sure to be a good workout. All are welcome. Free and open to the public. Visit HMONO.org/events for all class dates and times.

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

AERIAL ARTS CLASSES

Where: Pacific Gymnastics, 215B Railroad Ave., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Mondays, 5 p.m. Wednesdays; 5 p.m. Fridays

Details: Students learn skills on different apparatuses including silks, hammock, straps and hoop. You won’t get bored. Beginners welcome. Preregistration with payment required.

Contact: Bella, 938-8002, m.aerialco@gmail.com

MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ JAM

Where: Kukuau Studio, 43 Kukuau St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Mondays

Details: An all-inclusive jam session with a rotating house band. Created to strengthen the Big Island jazz community through networking and jamming. Bring your favorite charts and the instrument of your choice or enjoy the vibrations of people improvising together in the jazz tradition. Free; all ages welcome.

Contact: Kukuau Studio, 464-3388, kukuaustudio@gmail.com

ZEN BUDDHIST MEDITATION

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

When: 6:30 p.m. Mondays

Details: Join Taishoji members for zazen (sitting meditation) and kinhin (walking meditation). Access from Kilauea Avenue. Free.

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

FREE ESL CLASS

Where: UH-Hilo, Building K, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays

Details: Open to the public. Two levels: Beginning and intermediate. Classes held in K107 and K109. Practice English, make friends and have fun.

Contact: Bela Conley Ramsay, 932-7243, bela@hawaii.edu

Tuesdays

HILO SUNRISE CHAPTER — BNI NETWORKING MEETING

Where: Hilo Woman’s Club, 7 Lele St., Hilo

When: 7 a.m. Tuesdays

Details: For local business professionals who value word-of-mouth marketing and are seeking to network, refer business to each other and build a better business community.

Contact: Sharla Sare, 430-1787

BASIC STRETCH AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISE CLASS

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

When: 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Details: Basic stretches and muscular endurance exercises that will help improve your flexibility and strength. Designed for all ages; geared toward those needing to maintain or increase mobility, and those wanting a gentle stretch. Free.

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

LIBRARY BENEFIT BOOKSTORE

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

When: 11 a.m. Tuesdays

Details: All proceeds to benefit the Hilo Public Library. Hardbacks for $1, paperbacks for 50 cents.

Contact: Dale R. Huber, 966-4386, dalerhuber@gmail.com

HILO TOASTMASTERS

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

When: 12:10 p.m. Tuesdays

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

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

HAKALAU FARMERS MARKET AND FOODSHARE

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

When: 3 p.m. Tuesdays

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

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

AIKIDO CLASSES FOR GRADES 3-6

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

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

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

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

THERAPEUTIC BASIC FLOW (YOGA) CLASSES

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

When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Details: Classes are free. Register today.

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

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS

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

When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays

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

Contact: OA contact, 345-2753

YOGA

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

When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

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

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

ZUMBA FITNESS

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays

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

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

HAVE FUN WITH WATERCOLOR

Where: Ben Franklin, 333 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays

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

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

LIFE DRAWING

Where: Kukuau Studio, 43 Kukuau St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays

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

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

INTRO TO AIKIDO

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

When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

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

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

BLUES DANCE FUNDAMENTALS

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

When: 7 p.m. Tuesdays

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

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

BEGINNING SWING DANCE

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

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

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

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

Wednesdays

QUILTING AND KNITTING IN HONOKAA

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

When: 9 a.m. Wednesdays

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

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

PARKINSON’S EXERCISE GROUP

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

When: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday

Details: Great fun and excellent health benefits from exercise. Stand or sit in your chair. Caregivers can attend with no charge.

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

WRITER’S GUILD: A FREE GROUP TO SUPPORT WRITERS

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

When: 10 a.m. Wednesdays

Details: This nonprofit group supporting writers on the Big Island will meet weekly through June and July. Drop in with your ideas or pieces on which you are currently working. Group topics vary according to pieces being discussed.

Contact: Susan Collins, 887-6076, susan.collins@librarieshawaii.org

DRAWING AND SKETCHING ART CLASSES

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

When: 2:15 p.m. Wednesdays

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

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

KIRTAN (SACRED MUSIC)

Where: Polestar Gardens, 7 Noni Farms Road, Pahoa

When: 5:45 p.m. Wednesdays

Details: Kirtan and potluck. Free. Donation requested.

Contact: Ann Gornik, 936-8518, ann@polestargardens.org

Thursdays

SUNRISE YOGA

Where: No Place Like Om Yoga Studio, 65-1237 Kawaihae Road, Waimea

When: 6:15 a.m. Thursdays

Details: A gentle flow class for any level student. Every Thursday.

Contact: No Place Like Om, 640-7204, info@omhawaii.com

POTTERY CLASSES

Where: Kilauea Studios, Kurtistown

When: 10 a.m. Thursdays

Details: Pottery classes available for all skill levels. Wheel, hand-building, high-fire gas kilns. Lots of fun, spacious studio and beautiful setting.

Contact: Jamie Stokes, 799-9657, kilaueastudios@gmail.com

WEEKLY BNI MEETING

Where: Wainaku Executive Center, 26-238 Hawaii Belt Road, Hilo

When: 10:15 a.m. Thursdays

Details: BNI was founded in 1985 by Dr. Ivan Misner “for the primary purpose of building powerful referral networks.” If you want to grow your business by giving and getting referrals, you’re encouraged to call and/or attend.

Contact: Kelly Higaki, 935-5575, royd@savio.com

BEGINNING HULA I WITH PUA BROWN

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

When: 1 p.m. Thursdays

Details: Classes on Thursdays through March 22. Cost is $55 for 11 sessions. This class focuses on hula through the Hawaiian language and cultural experience.

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

BEGINNING HULA II WITH PUA BROWN

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

When: 2:30 p.m. Thursdays

Details: Classes on Thursdays through March 22. Cost is $55 for 11 sessions. This class focuses on hula through the Hawaiian language and cultural experience.

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

HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE STUDY GROUP

Where: North Kohala Public Library, 54-3645 Akoni Pule Highway, Kapaau

When: 3:30 p.m. Thursdays

Details: All ages and skill levels invited to join the study group. This is a group of motivated learners who support each other in increasing their Hawaiian language skills. Newcomers welcome.

Contact: Janet Lam, 889-6655, janet.lam@librarieshawaii.org

BEGINNING HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES

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

When: 5 p.m. Thursdays

Details: Papa ‘Olelo Hawai‘i Part One, beginning Hawaiian language courses taught by University of Hawaii at Hilo instructor ‘Alika Guerrero, will be offered for eight weeks. This basics class will focus on simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar and sentence structure. Cost is $90 or $80 for VAC members. The required workbook for the class is “Na Kai ‘Ewalu,” available at the UH-Hilo bookstore. To register or for more information, call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS

Where: Puna Congregational Church, 16-647 Old Volcano Road, Room 6, Keaau

When: 5 p.m. Thursdays

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

Contact: OA contact, 345-2753

THURSDAY EVENING POTTERY DROP-IN

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

When: 6 p.m. Thursdays

Details: This drop-in style class will allow island residents and visitors the opportunity to try their hand at creating with clay on the potter’s wheel, without having to commit to an eight- or 10-week series. Emphasis will be placed on getting a feel for working on the potter’s wheel and experiencing the thrill of hand-forming a pot in motion. Students with all levels of clay experience welcome. Cost is $35 or $30 for VAC members.

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

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS

Where: Center for Spiritual Living, Hawaiian Paradise Park

When: 6:30 p.m. Thursdays

Details: A new group for people who have a desire to stop gambling. Every Thursday.

Contact: Lucinda, 509-930-6329, 1lukiluci@gmail.com

RANTOKAN KENDO CLUB

Where: Waiakea Recreation Center, 1634 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 8 p.m. Thursdays

Details: Learn this ancient traditional martial art of Japan and modern-day sport, founded on virtues of samurai training. Cost is $10 per month.

Contact: rantokan.kendo@gmail.com

LINE DANCE CLASS

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

When: 8 p.m. Thursdays

Details: Through Dec. 28; class and party every Thursday. For Elks members and their guests. Cost is $3.

Contact: Andy Aquino, 959-5960, dancingscreenwriter@yahoo.com

Fridays

UNDERSTANDING HAWAIIAN MUSIC

Where: TBA to participants

When: 12:30 p.m. Fridays

Details: For those interested in understanding the words and appreciating the themes of popular Hawaiian songs. A native speaker will teach. No previous knowledge of Hawaiian language necessary. Call if you are interested and for details.

Contact: Laura L. Williams-May, 805-545-0642, laurainslo@gmail.com

WEST AFRICAN DANCE

Where: YWCA, 145 Ululani St., Hilo

When: 6:45 p.m. Fridays

Details: Have fun and sweat while learning West African dance. Taught by Michal Anna Carrillo of Lavaroots Dance Company in Hawi. All levels and drop-ins welcome. Live drumming. Cost is $15.

Contact: Michal Anna Carrillo, 987-4243, lavaroots@gmail.com

SQUARE DANCING FOR HEALTH AND FITNESS

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

When: 7 p.m. Fridays

Details: Meet new people for fun, fellowship and friendship put to music. Led by Bill Yoeman, ACA certified square dance caller and instructor.

Contact: Bill Yoeman, 968-6091

OTHER ONGOING EVENTS

MEMBERSHIP AND PATRON DRIVE

Where: Hawaii Plantation Museum, 27-246 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Papaikou

When: Through Dec. 31

Details: The museum is a nonprofit organization located in the old Yoshiyama Store, formerly the Onomea Sugar Plantation Store. Its mission and purpose is to collect, preserve and exhibit Hawaii Island sugar plantation artifacts and small-business memorabilia for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations.

Contact: Sharri Thornton or Christal Subica, 937-2760, plantationmuseum@gmail.com

PAHOA SENIOR CLASSES

Where: Pahoa Senior Center, 15-3016 Kauhale St., Pahoa

When: Various times and days

Details: Seniors 55 and older can participate in classes including beginning tai chi with instructor Verne Presnall, ceramics, line dancing, hula and ukulele. Classes run through Dec. 8. Call for additional information.

Contact: Margaret Yafuso, 966-5801, myafuso@hawaiicounty.gov

KILNS FOR GLASS AND POTTERY

Where: Ainaloa

When: TBD

Details: Ongoing instruction on building high-fire propane kilns. Date and times are flexible.

Contact: Harr C. Fernald, 747-7289, fernaldh@gmail.com

INDIVIDUAL VOICE INSTRUCTION WITH AMY HORST

Where: Hilo

When: By appointment

Details: Learn vocal power and confidence. Weekly lessons arranged according to student and teacher schedules. Cost is $30 per lesson. Call or email for more information or to register.

Contact: Amy Horst, 640-2898, amysoprano@gmail.com

FREE HELPING HAND FOR SENIORS

Where: 1911 Kalanianaole Ave., No. 608, Hilo

When: 9 a.m.

Details: For seniors who need to be driven to a doctor’s appointment, the store, the park for a walk or just to get out of the house. Call or text.

Contact: Tom, 990-5045

AIKIDO FOR ADULT BEGINNERS AND TEENS

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

When: Various days and times (call or email for additional information)

Details: Exercise your body, mind and spirit with aikido, an effective self-defense and path of self-development, integrating the whole person — physically, mentally and spiritually. Improves flexibility, endurance and coordination, self-confidence, discipline and awareness. Various days and times for classes. Cost is $60 per month; families $90. Check www.AikidoOfhilo.org for additional information.

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

COUNTRY WESTERN DANCE CLASS WITH DENISE

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

When: 6:15 p.m. (call or email for days)

Details: Through March 7. Features two step, swing, waltz and other requests. Learn to spin, dip and weave through traffic. Call or email for more specific information.

Contact: Denise Westbrook, 970-739-6771, dancingscreenwriter@yahoo.com

LEARN TO DANCE SALSA WITH DENISE

Where: Holy Apostles Episcopal Church, 1407 Kapiolani St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. (call or email for days)

Details: Through March 6. Get a strong foundation and variations that will last a lifetime. First lesson is $1. Call or email for more specific information.

Contact: Denise Westbrook, 970-739-6771, dancingscreenwriter@yahoo.com

WEST COAST SWING WITH DENISE

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

When: Begins at 7:30 p.m. March 27

Details: Get a strong foundation and variations that will last a lifetime. For singles and couples. For Elks members and their guests. First lesson is free. Call or email for additional information.

Contact: Denise Westbrook, 970-739-6771, dancingscreenwriter@yahoo.com

AL-ANON EAST HAWAII

Where: Various locations

When: Various times

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