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Arts & Exhibits
MONDAY, Oct. 15
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. On Oct. 21, bring your ukulele to a kanikapila at noon. And at noon today (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
SUNDAY, Oct. 14
Where: Hawaii Creative Retreats Studio, 614 Kilauea Ave., Suite 103 #25, Hilo
When: 1 p.m. Sunday
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, email@example.com
ADVANCED BUDDHIST TEACHINGS
Where: Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Road, Volcano
When: 3 p.m. Sunday
Details: Second Sunday of each month. Medicine for the Mind Buddhist meditation class will begin a new series — tranquil abiding and the transference of consciousness. Tranquil abiding is a superior state of peace that arises through training stage by stage in deep meditation. Transfer of consciousness is the tantric teaching on the very subtle body and the preparation for death. Free and are open to those with Buddhist meditation background or a very sincere interest in Buddhism.
Contact: Patty Johnson, 345-1527, firstname.lastname@example.org
ADULT SCHOOL REGISTRATION
Where: Waiakea High School, 155 W Kawili St., Hilo
When: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
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, email@example.com
IPAD 2 FOR SENIORS
Where: SeniorTech, UH-Hilo, Portable Building 7, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo
When: 9 a.m. Monday and Wednesday
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
TUESDAY, Oct. 16
JOB READINESS WORKSHOP
Where: Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale, 799 Piilani St., Hilo
When: 10 a.m. Tuesday
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, email@example.com
BON DANCE CLASSES
Where: Hakalau Jodo Mission, 29-2289 Hanamalo Loop, Hakalau
When: 6 p.m. Tuesday
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
BEGINNING SWING DANCE
Where: Aloha Wellness Center, 239 Haili St., Hilo
When: 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 27
Details: Will cover basic footwork, rhythms, partner communication and turns. Dance to swing or early rock ’n’ roll music. No partner or experience necessary. All six weeks for $35; only $20 if you bring a new student. Discounts for multiple classes; $10 drop-in. Taught by the Hilo Hep Cats.
Contact: Andrea Gill, 959-8216, email@example.com
THURSDAY, Oct. 18
HOW TO GET YOUR BUSINESS ONLINE WITH GOOGLE
Where: Hawaii Innovation Center, 117 Keawe St., Hilo
When: 9 a.m. Thursday
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 808-933-0776
KAMANA CENTER SENIOR FALL LECTURE SERIES
Where: Institute for Astronomy, 640 N. Aohoku Place, Hilo
When: 10 a.m. Thursdays through Dec. 13
Details: This week’s lecture will be a performance of “Living History” by retired UH-Hilo drama professor Jackie Pualani Johnson. The Oct. 25 lecture will be an update about rapid ohia death by Corie Yanger with the Komohana Research Center. The cost for the 10-week senior lectures is $10 for all 10 lectures. Open to all.
Contact: Carol Lafond, 339-7270, email@example.com
Where: Top Stitch, 45-3359 Mamane St., Honokaa
When: 10 a.m. Thursday and Oct. 25
Details: Sponsored by the Big Island Chapter of the Hawaii Handweavers Hui. For details and fee information call the number below.
Contact: Liz Kelly, 885-4452, firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE BROWN BAG TALK
Where: Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, 655 Kilauea Ave., Hilo
When: Noon on Thursday
Details: This month’s Brown Bag speaker is Chris S. Cholas, who will present “Developing Capacities for Walking a Path of Service.” In this talk, discover how walking a path of service can have far-reaching effects and how strengthening these capacities can make the world a better, more peaceful place.
Contact Name: Al-Qawi Majidah, 935-7844, email@example.com
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. Thursday
Details: Free. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
FRIDAY, Oct. 19
CARFIT TECHNICIAN AND EVENT COORDINATOR TRAINING
Where: Office of Aging, 1055 Kinoole St., No. 101, Hilo
When: 10 a.m. Friday and Oct. 20
Details: Free for anyone who works with seniors. Learn how to conduct a 12-point nationally recognized checklist to help senior drivers stay safe on the road. To register, visit www.car-fit.org or call Sandy the contact below.
Contact: Sandra Tomiyama, 896-1940, email@example.com
CHA CHA CLASS AND SOCIAL DANCE
Where: Hilo Elks Lodge, 150 Kinoole St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. Friday
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
PALM SHEATH BASKETS WORKSHOP WITH JELENA CLAY
When: 9 a.m. Oct. 20
Details: This class is value packed with tricks on how to make gorgeous, artistic, palm sheath baskets. All supplies will be provided to make two baskets. Embellishments will include philodendron sheaths, seed stems, jacaranda seed pods and other items collected by your teacher. Students will learn a folding technique as well as a demonstration of mounting sheaths to blocks for tall elegant works of art. Cost is $50 or $45 for VAC members, plus a $30 supply fee. Clay will provide palm sheaths, thread, needles and embellishments. Pre-registration is required; call the number below or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.
Contact: Alyssa Johnasen, 967-8222, email@example.com
SEW SIMPLE FABRIC PUMPKINS
Where: Hawaii Creative Retreats Studio, 614 Kilauea Ave. Suite 103 No. 25, Hilo
When: 2 p.m. Oct. 20
Details: Make your own fabric pumpkin patch with simple hand sewing. Make two sizes of pumpkins from orange and white bandanas. All materials and light refreshments included. Cost is $25 Register at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.
ZEN PEN — WRITING AS SPIRITUAL PRACTICE WITH TOM PEEK
When: 9:30 a.m. Oct. 21
Details: Would you like to gain better insight into your life and the world around you by exploring your own thoughts and feelings? Then join award-winning novelist and longtime Big Island writing teacher Peek in his acclaimed workshop. Cost is $75 or $65 for VAC members. No writing experience necessary. Students are asked to bring a personal object from their home, car, workshop, office or boat and a handheld mirror, as well as a lunch. To register, call the number below or visit www. volcanoartcenter.org.
Where: Puna Hongwanji Mission, 16-492 Old Volcano Road, Keaau
When: 7 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 21-March 31
Details: Learn how to calm your breathing, calm your mind, release stress and tension, let go of anxiety, have harmony in your relationships, mindful eating for health and total relaxation. Free; open to public.
Contact: Satoshi Tomioka, 966-9981, firstname.lastname@example.org
IPHONE 1 FOR SENIORS
When: 9 a.m. Oct. 22 and 25
Details: Explore your settings, navigate, play with calendar, camera and photos, explore apps and multitasking. Have fun with phone and email. Bring your own iPhone and Apple ID and password. Cost is $50; daily parking fee $3. Limit four students.
COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS 1 FOR SENIORS
When: 9 a.m. Oct. 23-24
Details: Aileen Obina teaches computer basics: turning it on and off, saving your work and finding it again and basic mouse skills. Cost is $50; daily parking fee $3.
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, email@example.com
HO‘OPONO PONO KE ALA: MAKING RIGHT MORE RIGHT, THE PATH
Where: UH-Hilo, Campus Center Room 301, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo
When: 5 p.m. October 26
Details: The public is invited to this free workshop that will teach and provide an opportunity to try out specific new skills for better interactions that will help your “self-best” path. A reception with pupus begins at 4:45 p.m.
HULA ARTS: ALOHA FRIDAY PROGRAM
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
TODAY, Oct. 13
OHANA LEHUA BONSAI CLUB
Where: Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo
When: 9 a.m. today
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, email@example.com
DAV CHAPTER 6 HILO (DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS)
Where: Kamana Senior Center, 127 Kamana St., Hilo
When: 11 a.m. today
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.firstname.lastname@example.org
F.I.L.M. CLUB ANNUAL GET-TOGETHER
Where: Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home, 1180 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo
When: 11:30 a.m. today
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, email@example.com
HILO ORCHID SOCIETY
When: 1:30 p.m. today
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
BIG ISLAND WATER GARDEN CLUB
Where: Keaau Community Center, 16-192 Pili Mua St., Keaau
When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday
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, email@example.com
ORCHIDLAND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION BOARD MEETING
Where: Fraternal Order of Eagles, Keaau Aerie, 16-111 Opukahaia St., Keaau
Details: Orchidland Estates lot owners are encouraged to attend.
Contact: Barbara Arthurs, 966-6141, firstname.lastname@example.org
ORCHIDLAND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION INC.
Where: Neighborhood Place of Puna, 16-105 Opukahaia St., Keaau
Details: Monthly Orchidland Community Association Inc. Board of Directors meeting.
Contact: Steve Lyon, 464-5598, OrchidlandCommunityAssociation@gmail.com
NATIONAL ACTIVE AND RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES
When: 1 p.m. Oct. 20 and Nov. 17
Details: Monthly meeting. Enjoy the fellowship and see how to protect your earned federal benefits as an active and retired federal employees. Come early with brown bag lunch at noon.
Contact: Bob Arthurs, 966-6141, email@example.com
HILO WIRE CLUB WITH ALEX MIDDLETON
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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. today
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.
Contact: Sarah Luchenbill, 936-1520, email@example.com
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17
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. Wednesday
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
BOOK TALK — “I’VE DECIDED TO LIVE 120 YEARS”
When: 2 p.m. Friday
Details: Presenter and yoga instructor Karen Hirai will share information about SEED (stress, emotion, exercise and diet) along with healthy living tips mentioned in the book. Gain clarity on the direction your life’s been heading, figure out what is truly important to you, create a clear plan for how to live from now on, gain insight into what a spiritual life feels like and learn how to be strong physically, emotionally and mentally.
UNITED HEALTHCARE MEDICARE PLAN SEMINAR
Details: Insurance agents from Financial Benefits Insurance HI will give an overview about the details of Medicare and will be available to answer any questions. Targeted for those 65 and older, but open to all.
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Just for Keiki
MONDAY, Oct. 13
HALLOWEEN STORY AND CRAFT FOR KIDS
Details: Making a glowing mummy jar. Supplies will be provided. Free; open to all ages.
Contact: Gretchen Andrews, 933-8890, email@example.com
READING TAILS WITH PIERRE
When: 11 a.m. today and Oct. 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.
HALLOWEEN CARD MAKING FOR KIDS WITH ALEX MIDDLETON
When: Noon today
Details: Calling all kids. Supplies will be provided. Free; open to all children and tweens up to age 12.
ALL GAMES DAY FOR KIDS
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.
Where: Kahuku unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
When: 9:30 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
SECOND ANNUAL WAIMEA FALL FESTIVAL
Where: Waimea District Park, 67-1315 Ala Ohia Road, Waimea
When: 10 a.m. today
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, email@example.com
‘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.
‘IKE HANA NO‘EAU: ‘AI PONO — HEALTHY EATING.
Where: Kilauea Visitor Center, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
When: 10 a.m. Wednesday
Details: Visit Aunty Edna Baldado as she discusses eating and living healthier with native Hawaiian foods such as kalo (taro), uala (sweet potato) and ulu (breadfruit).
STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT
Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
When: 8:45 a.m. Oct. 20 and 26, Nov. 2, 17, 24 and 28 and Dec. 7, 15 and 22
Details: Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive, non-native plant species that prevent native plants from growing in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Wear sturdy hiking shoes, long-sleeve shirts and long pants. Bring a hat, rain gear, day pack, snacks and water. Gloves and tools are provided. No advance registration required; no cost to participate, but park entrance fees apply. Visit www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/summit_stewardship.htm for additional planning details.
Contact: Park Information, 985-6011, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
TODAY, Oct. 6
CHILI DINNER AND BINGO NIGHT
Where: VFW Post 3830, 15-775 Maluhia Road, Nanawale Estates
When: 6 p.m. today
Details: Meat or vegetarian chili dinner includes rice, cornbread, fresh garden salad and desserts for a donation of $10. Dinner includes two bingo cards; additional cards available for $1 each. We play for prizes. All welcome.
Contact: Freda Hart, 965-7032, firstname.lastname@example.org
SPAGHETTI DINNER AND BINGO
When: 6 p.m. Friday
Details: Enjoy an “all-you-can-eat” dinner with choice of veggie or meat Sauce. Comes with garlic bread, salad, desserts and coffee. Other beverages can be purchased. Cost is $9 for non-members of the Eagles.
Contact: Richard Robbins, 756-7818, email@example.com
THE JAZZTONES ROCK SWINGING SATURDAY
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
When: 9 a.m. Oct. 21
Details: Ham, scrambled eggs, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, fruit cocktail, tea and coffee for a donation of $8; children 7-12 are $5 and 6 and younger are free. All welcome
KMC HALLOWEEN PARTY
Where: Lava Lounge, Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
When: 8 p.m. Oct. 26
Details: Party with the creatures of the night and dance to the hot sounds of DJ Tiki and DJ Funkenstein. Cover charge $5 with costume, $7 with costume for patrons 21 and older. Park fees might apply.
Contact: Elene Rizzo-Kuhn, 967-8371, email@example.com
DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES
Where: Hilo Farmers Market
When: 10 a.m. today and Oct. 24
Details: These award-winning singer/songwriters perform live acoustic music (pop, folk, Hawaiian, classic hits, originals).
Contact: Dennis Soares, 345-1800, firstname.lastname@example.org
ROALD DAHL’S “WILLY WONKA”
Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. today, Friday and Oct. 20; 2:30 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 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, email@example.com
DD AND THE HIGHROLLERS
When: 7 p.m. today
Details: Enjoy rock’n’roll music from the 1950s and ’60s. Cover charge $5. Food plates and beverages available for purchase.
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 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Hilo Coffee Mill, 17-995 Volcano Road, Mountain View
When: 10 a.m. Oct. 20
AERIAL CIRCUS SHOW
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, email@example.com
All Kine Stuffs
Where: Nanawale Longhouse, 14-855 Kehau Road, Nanawale Estates
When: 8 a.m. today
Details: Puna Stronger Churches’ event. Proceeds go to support Pahoa High School students’ extracurricular activities and enrichment.
Contact: Marlene Tamashiro, 937-4979, firstname.lastname@example.org
STABLES SWAP MEET
Where: Hawaiian Shores Community Center, 15-859 Kahakai Boulevard, Pahoa
When: 8:30 a.m. today
Details: All welcome to attend or vend. New vendors each time. Featuring garage sale items, produce, plants, arts and crafts, food trucks and all kine stuffs. Plenty of parking. Second Saturday of each month.
Contact: Dawn Hurwitz, 936-3046, email@example.com
RAINBOW FRIENDS ANIMAL SANCTUARY ADOPTION EVENT
Where: Aloha Paws, 697 Manono St., Hilo
Details: Come see the wonderful dogs looking for their forever homes.
Contact: Kathy, 982-5110, firstname.lastname@example.org
GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE ANDRIA TUPOLA COMMUNITY MEETING
Where: Pahoa High and Intermediate School, cafeteria, 15-3038 Pahoa Village Road, Pahoa
When: 5:30 p.m. today
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, email@example.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. Sunday
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
“KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON”
Where: Laupahoehoe Public Library, 35-2065 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Laupahoehoe
When: 6 p.m. Monday
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, email@example.com
PUNA COMMUNITY MEETING
Details: Get and update and talk story with County Council member Jen Ruggles on the work she has been doing in her capacity as a council member to advocate on behalf of her constituents since her recent decision to refrain from legislating until the council’s attorney assures her that she is not committing war crimes. She also will explain the reasons for the letters sent to Queen’s hospital and the 32 Circuit Court judges regarding foreclosures. Open to everyone. There will be time reserved to ask questions and comment.
Contact: Jen Ruggles, 961-8263, firstname.lastname@example.org
MAYOR’S COMMITTEE ON PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
Where: Office of Aging, 1055 Kinoole St., Hilo
Details: Open to the public. Agenda posted at the county building in Hilo and on the county’s website.
Contact: Kalen Koga, 961-8600, email@example.com
NOAM CHOMSKY — REQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM
Where: UH-Hilo, UCB 100, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. Thursday
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
SPECIAL STORY AND CRAFT WITH YWCA HEALTHY START PROGRAM
When: 10:30 a.m. Thursday
Details: This family-friendly event is open to all ages.
YEAR 11 — THE HAWAII EXPERIMENTAL TROPICAL FOREST
Where: UH-Hilo, Wentworth Hall Room 1, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo
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, email@example.com
HULA ARTS AT KILAUEA: ALOHA FRIDAY PROGRAM
Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
When: 11 a.m. Friday and 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.
WAIAKEA HIGH SCHOOL PTSA SECOND ANNUAL PUMPKIN PATCH AND CRAFT FAIR
Where: Waiakea High School Gym, 155 W. Kawili St., Hilo
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
HAWAII RACING ASSOCIATION CRUISE-IN
Where: Lanihau Shopping Center, 75-5595 Palani Road, B12, Kailua-Kona
Details: HRA members are encouraged to bring their favorite vehicle to show off. No registration, no fees. Just come and have a good time. Family-friendly event with free treats for the kids.
Contact: Susan Maddox, 989-0558, email@example.com
CELEBRATE THE ART IN THE EVERYDAY COMMUNITY QUILT PROJECT
When: 5 p.m. Oct. 20
Details: This project is an artist-led sculpture project engaging the community, celebrating the everyday and the things a part of everyday through art at the Volcano Art Center and Wailoa Art Center. The project allows participants to contemplate the everyday, use upcycling to create awareness about waste or use their medium to communicate an everyday message. The piece will travel throughout Hawaii and the mainland and continue to grow as it travels. The community and participants are invited to attend this unique celebration event to showcase the project before it travels. There also are pre-party workshops: 11 a.m. Wednesday at at Wailoa Art Center and 11 a.m. Oct. 20 at VAC.
Contact Name: Laura Phelps Rogers, 303-641-3472, firstname.lastname@example.org
OHIA LOVE FEST
Where: ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, 600 ‘Imiloa Place, Hilo
Details: The goal of this free public event is to celebrate ohia and promote awareness about this important tree. Bring your keiki and make fun ohia crowns. Hear about the traditional Hawaiian practice of using 20-plus-foot ohia poles to fish. Take a 3-D tour through ohia forests. These activities and more will promote ways to help prevent the spread of rapid ohia death. There also will be games, prizes, a photo booth, live music, hula, food vendors and more.
Contact: Ambyr Mokiao-Lee, 989-7222, email@example.com
Where: Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens, parking lot pavilion, 800 Stainback Highway, Hilo
When: 10 a.m. Oct. 21
Details: The American Rhododendron Society – Hawaii Chapter will be doing its annual outreach event, giving away free trusses (cuttings) and small plants with information about propagation and care. New and renewed memberships also accepted. Club tees and totes will be available. Mature plants can be viewed in the zoo gardens along the main walk.
Contact: Rene Siracusa, 965-2000, firstname.lastname@example.org
TIM BURTON’S “THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS”
When: 6 p.m. Oct. 22
Details: Jack Skellington is the King of Halloween. He becomes bored with the same routine every year and decides to take a walk in the woods. There, he discovers a door to Christmastown and decides to spread Christmas joy to the world. Evil boogeyman Oogie Boogie plots to play a game with Santa Claus’ life and creates a nightmare for all the good little boys and girls everywhere. Rated PG.
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.
DOCUMENTARY: “TRUMP’S SHOWDOWN”
Where: UH-Hilo, Wentworth 1, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. Oct. 25
Details: President Donald Trump fights the investigation of his campaign and the claim of obstruction of justice, waging a war against the Mueller investigation, the FBI and his own attorney general in this Frontline documentary. Discussion follows. Free.
ALOHA FRIDAY — LEI MAKING WITH KAIPO AH CHONG
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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, email@example.com
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
NANAWALE COMMUNITY FARMERS MARKET
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, email@example.com
SUNDAY CLAY — HIGH FIRE! POTTERY CLASSES
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
ZUMBA GOLD CHAIR
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.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
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, firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
HILO SUNRISE CHAPTER — BNI NETWORKING MEETING
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, email@example.com
LIBRARY BENEFIT BOOKSTORE
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
Details: Classes are free. Register today.
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
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.
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, email@example.com
HAVE FUN WITH WATERCOLOR
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
BLUES DANCE FUNDAMENTALS
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.
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.
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
KIRTAN (SACRED MUSIC)
Where: Polestar Gardens, 7 Noni Farms Road, Pahoa
When: 5:45 p.m. Wednesdays
Details: Kirtan and potluck. Free. Donation requested.
Contact: Ann Gornik, 936-8518, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
BEGINNING HULA II WITH PUA BROWN
When: 2:30 p.m. Thursdays
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, email@example.com
BEGINNING HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES
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.
Where: Puna Congregational Church, 16-647 Old Volcano Road, Room 6, Keaau
THURSDAY EVENING POTTERY DROP-IN
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
LINE DANCE CLASS
Details: Through Dec. 28; class and party every Thursday. For Elks members and their guests. Cost is $3.
Contact: Andy Aquino, 959-5960, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
KILNS FOR GLASS AND POTTERY
Details: Ongoing instruction on building high-fire propane kilns. Date and times are flexible.
Contact: Harr C. Fernald, 747-7289, firstname.lastname@example.org
INDIVIDUAL VOICE INSTRUCTION WITH AMY HORST
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, email@example.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
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.
COUNTRY WESTERN DANCE CLASS WITH DENISE
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.
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.
WEST COAST SWING WITH DENISE
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.
AL-ANON EAST HAWAII
Where: Various locations
When: Various times
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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