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Calendar for October 20

Arts & Exhibits

MONDAY, Oct. 22

ADVERTISING


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 Thursday

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

“YEAR OF THE DOG: LAVA EVACUATION”

Where: Wailoa Center, Fountain Gallery, 200 Piopio St., Hilo

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

Details: Photographer Melissa Schelling documents the lava evacuation in real time by photographing every day – even while living out of a suitcase. Schelling’s exhibit combines urgent messages from Civil Defense with her images of lava near her house and daily photographs of her two dogs trying to cope with lava trauma.

Contact: Melissa Schelling, 936-0849, sundog@bigisland.com

COMING

SHIBUKAWA CITY STUDENT ARTWORK EXHIBIT

Where: County Building, Aupuni Center Lobby, 101 Pauahi St., No. 5, Hilo

When: Regular Aupuni Center hours Oct. 30-Nov. 10

Details: Come view artwork from Shibukawa City fifth-graders, depicting various views of their city.

Contact: Mike Miyahira, 987-8328, miyahira@hawaiiantel.net

2018 PACIFIC STATES BIENNIAL NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL PRINTMAKING EXHIBITION

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

When: Regular EHCC hours Nov. 2-25

Details: This international showcase features 76 unique works created using a full range of contemporary approaches to print media and curated through a selection of 582 submissions representing artists from 28 states, Canada and Mexico. A special Black and White Night event will be hosted at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 2 to celebrate with juror Helen Frederick the opening of the exhibit.

Contact: Michael Marshall, 961-5711, mdmarsha@ehcc.org

HAKALAU OPEN STUDIOS

Where: Hakalau/Wailea

When: 10 a.m. Nov. 17-18

Details: Several artist are opening their art studios for a holiday sale. Light refreshments will be provided, as well as an open garden and plant sale. The event will feature painters, jewelers and ceramicist of varying styles. Contact the person below for additional details.

Contact: Heather Hawkins, 333-2778, merryivy@yahoo.com

Classes

SUNDAY, Oct. 21

ZEN PEN — WRITING AS SPIRITUAL PRACTICE WITH TOM PEEK

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

When: 9:30 a.m. Sunday

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.

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

MINDFULNESS SESSIONS

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

When: 7 p.m. Sundays through 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, mpunahongwanji@twc.com

MONDAY, Oct. 22

IPHONE 1 FOR SENIORS

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

When: 9 a.m. Monday and Thursday

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.

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

TUESDAY, Oct. 23

COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS 1 FOR SENIORS

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

When: 9 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday

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.

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

THURSDAY, Oct. 25

HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS

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

When: 9 a.m. Thursday

Details: Learn about entrepreneurship, key ingredients for business success, steps involved in starting your own business, sources of capital and other resources for the startup business. Cost is $25. Registration required at www.hisbdc.org.

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: This week’s lecture will be an update about rapid ohia death by Corie Yanger with the Komohana Research Center. The Nov. 1 lecture will be presented by Jane Lasswell Hoff, forensic anthropologist and author of “Bones of Paradise, A Big Island Mystery.” She will talk about her new book, “Trees of Banyon Drive.” 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

WEAVING CLASSES

Where: Top Stitch, 45-3359 Mamane St., Honokaa

When: 10 a.m. Thursday

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, topstitchhawaii@gmail.com

PUBLIC HEALTH INITIATIVE CLASSES

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

When: 4:30 p.m. Thursday 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

FRIDAY, Oct. 26

HOW TO DEVELOP A SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING PLAN

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

When: 9 a.m. Friday

Details: Learn how to harness the power of social media to create an effective social media marketing plan. Find out why the majority of small businesses are marketing on social media the wrong way and the top five key elements of a successful social media marketing campaign. Advance registration required. Cost is $40. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-develop-a-social-media-marketing-plan-tickets-51447579094?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.

Contact: Denise Laitinen, 281-3497, Denise@DeniseLaitinen.com

LITTLE FIRE ANT MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

Where: Hawaii Department of Agriculture, 16 E. Lanikaula St,, Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Friday

Details: Free. Learn ant biology basics, then be guided through the various management techniques, including practical demonstrations on how to mix and apply the HAL gel bait. Past clinics have been well attended, so get your booking in early; limited seating available. Email Heather Forester at the email address below or call the number below to register.

Contact: Heather Forester, 315-5656, heather.forester@littlefireants.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. Friday

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.

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

COMING

PAINT YOUR OWN SILK SCARF WITH PATTI PEASE JOHNSON

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

When: 9 a.m. Oct. 27

Details: Paint your own 8-by-53-inch scarf using three colors of your choice, which will create many more colors on the silk. Cost is $50 or $45 for VAC members, plus a $10 supply fee per person. Beginner and intermediate artists are welcome. For more information or to register, call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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

SAUERKRAUT AND KOMBUCHA MAKING WORKSHOP

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

When: 10 a.m. Oct. 27

Details: Fermented foods have been a part of every ancient culture throughout history. Sauerkraut, pickles and yogurt are a few of the many traditional live-cultured, fermented foods. Join Jasmine Silverstein of HeartBeet Foods in this hands-on fermented foods workshop. Learn the basics of culturing cabbage and various vegetables into probiotic-rich sauerkraut, as well how to make your own kombucha. Each participant will take home their own finished products. Cost is $55 or $50 for VAC members. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org. All supplies and organic ingredients will be provided. No cooking skills necessary.

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

SHIN BUDDHISM FOR BEGINNER’S MIND

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

When: 10 a.m. Oct. 27

Details: Open to the public. Learn what is Shin Buddhism/Shinjin and Nembutsu/Buddhist Wisdom. Registration required by calling or emailing the contact information below or selecting “going” on the Puna Hongwanji Facebook event page. Cost is $5.

Contact: Satoshi Tomioka, 966-9981, mpunahongwanji@twc.com

GOURD DESIGN WORKSHOP

Where: The Society for Kona’s Education and Art, 84-5191 Mamalahoa Highway, Captain Cook

When: 1 p.m. Oct. 27

Details: Tools and paints will be provided, including a selection of dried gourds. You might want to bring wood burning tools or other materials for creating unique designs on your ipu. For more info or to register, please call or email using the contact information below. Space limited to 15. Cost is $20 or $15 for SKEA members.

Contact: Donna Stiles, 328-9392, skea@hawaii.rr.com

MARKETING FROM YOUR CELLPHONE

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

When: 9 a.m. Nov. 1

Details: Learn how to use your mobile device to create engaging multimedia content for marketing your products and service. Bring your cellphone. Cist is $ 25. Register at www.hisbdc.org.

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

INSTAGRAM FOR BUSINESS 101

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

When: 9 a.m. Nov. 2

Details: Learn the five key steps of using Instagram for a business and how to launch successful Instagram campaigns. Participants also will learn the importance of hashtags and how to use them effectively, ways to optimize their business profile and how to drive traffic to their website from an Instagram business account. Advance registration required. Cost is is $40. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/instagram-for-business-101-tickets-46910310000.

Contact: Denise Laitinen, 281-3497, Denise@DeniseLaitinen.com

UNITED HEALTHCARE MEDICARE PLAN SEMINAR

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

When: 9 a.m. Nov. 17

Details: Insurance agents from Financial Benefits Insurance HI will give an overview on the details of Medicare and be on hand to answer any questions. Targeted for those 65 and older, but open to all.

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

COOKING DEMONSTRATION WITH CHEF MARSHALL FREITAS

Where: Mauna Loa School gym, 172 Kapiolani St., Hilo

When: 2 p.m. Nov. 22

Details: Free. Freitas will prepare healthy and delicious meals, with free samples.

Contact: Gina Puen, 359-1641, Ahwhawaii@gmail.com

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. 20

NATIONAL ACTIVE AND RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

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

When: 1 p.m. Saturday 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, bobarthurs@me.com

THURSDAY, Oct. 25

SIERRA CLUB MOKU LOA GROUP

Where: Sweet Cane Cafe, 48 Kamana St., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Thursday

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

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

COMING

COFFEE AND ELECTRIC VEHICLES — BIEVA MEET-UP

Where: Kona Coffee and Tea, 74-5588 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona

When: 9 a.m. Nov. 3

Details: Join the Big Island Electric Vehicle Association and a few of its electric car owners to compare notes and share knowledge and experiences. If you have an EV, please join. If you’re in the market for an EV and have questions, come by and get your questions addressed.

Contact: Noel Morin, 987-7428, noelgmorin@gmail.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. 20

UNITED HEALTHCARE MEDICARE PLAN SEMINAR

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

When: 9 a.m. today

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.

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

OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP

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

When: 11:30 a.m. today

Details: Meet new friends, share experiences and provide mutual support in an environment that’s friendly and safe. Meets the third Saturday of each month. Open to all ostomates, pre-ostomy patients, caregivers, interested medical professionals and the public.

Contact: Sandy Wright, 339-7640, OstomyGroup@yahoo.com

COMING

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

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24

ALL GAMES DAY FOR KIDS

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

When: 2 p.m. Wednesday

Details: Board games are a great way to get young minds thinking in fun and creative ways. Youngsters are invited to play games after school. 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

COMING

READING TAILS WITH PIERRE

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

When: 11 a.m. 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.

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

ANNUAL TRICK-OR-TREAT TRAIL

Where: Malamalama Waldorf School, 15-1834 Makuu Drive, Hawaiian Paradise Park

When: 4 p.m. Oct. 27

Details: Trick-or-treat visiting various whimsical ‘houses’ within the safety and beauty of the school’s campus. Featuring dinner, music and giveaways. Cost is $5 per person or $20 per family. For children up to 9 years old.

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

Outdoors

TODAY, Oct. 20

STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 8:45 a.m. today, Friday and 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, havo_interpretation@nps.gov

‘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

FRIDAY, Oct. 26

COFFEE TALK AT KAHUKU

Where: Kahuku Visitor Center, Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Friday

Details: How did people get to Hawaii? Many cultural groups throughout the Pacific were known for transporting themselves, plants, animals and their culture in oceangoing canoes, often across great distances. Kiko Johnston-Kitazawa will share his knowledge of and experience with these marvelous canoes. Event hosted the last Friday of each month. Coffee, tea and pastries will be available for purchase.

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

COMING

2018 WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES

Where: YWCA, 145 Ululani St., Hilo

When: 7:30 a.m. Oct. 27

Details: Men from around the island will join in alliance against rape, sexual assault and gender violence by walking in women’s shoes through downtown Hilo to help raise public awareness and in celebration of the many survivors in our Big Island community. Walk alone or with a team; collect pledges to sponsor yourself, a team or a walker. Donate: money that will support victims of sexual violence and/or gift certificates or other prizes for walkers. Or be a sponsor. This year’s lead walkers are county Managing Director Wil Okabe, County Prosecutor Mitch Roth, Police Chief Paul Ferreira, Deputy Police Chief Kenneth Bugado and radio personality Darrin “DC” Carlson. The goal is to raise $25,000 for the YWCA of Hawai’i Island Sexual Assault Support Services program. All participants must complete an entry form and submit a $25 registration fee. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m., with the walk beginning at 8:30. Awards ceremony at 9:30 a.m.

Contact: Andy Kahili, 930-5727, akahili@ywcahawaiiisland.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, pilots@gahawaii.com

Pau Hana

TODAY, Oct. 20

THE JAZZTONES ROCK SWINGING SATURDAY

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

When: 7 p.m. today

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

SUNDAY, Oct. 21

COMMUNITY BREAKFAST

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

When: 9 a.m. Sunday

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

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

COMING

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, rizzokuhne@kmc-volcano.com

Performances

TODAY, Oct. 20

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES

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

When: 10 a.m. today

Details: These award-winning singer/songwriters perform live acoustic music (pop, folk, Hawaiian, classic hits, originals).

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

GONE COUNTY AT THE EAGLES

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

When: 6 p.m. today

Details: Enjoy live country music. Cover charge only $5 for the band. Food plates and beverages available for purchase.

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

ROALD DAHL’S “WILLY WONKA”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. today; 2:30 p.m. Sunday

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

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES

Where: Hilo Farmers Market

When: 10 a.m. Wednesday

Details: These award-winning singer/songwriters perform live acoustic music (pop, folk, Hawaiian, classic hits, originals).

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

FRIDAY, Oct. 26

“CREEPSHOW — A SCARE IN THE AIR”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Oct. 28

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

COMING

AN EVENING WITH LIVINGSTON TAYLOR

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 27

Details: Doors open at 6 p.m. One-night-only event as part of Taylor’s three-concert Hawaii tour. Tickets available at the Palace and online.

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

SWING WITH JAZZ MELE

Where: Hilo Town Tavern, 168 Keawe St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Oct. 27

Details: Jazz Mele plays music to get ya movin’! Vintage jazz, swing, boogie woogie, Jump Blues and Latin tunes will get you on your feet. Lou Ann Gurney – vocals, Jeff Gaeth – sax, Matt Spencer – guitar, Gonzo – bass & Bill Heideman – drums. Good fun guaranteed.

Contact Name: Lou Ann Gurney, lagsings@mac.com, 982-6012

“THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31

Details: Costume contest at 8:15 p.m. Selfie booth in the lobby with Riff Raff. “Let’s Do the Time Warp Again” dance practice. Movie starts at 9 p.m. Participation kits will be on sale in the lobby on the night of for $5.

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

All Kine Stuffs

TODAY, Oct. 20

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. today

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

HAWAII RACING ASSOCIATION CRUISE-IN

Where: Lanihau Shopping Center, 75-5595 Palani Road, B12, Kailua-Kona

When: 10 a.m. today

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, susanemaddox@gmail.com

CELEBRATE THE ART IN THE EVERYDAY COMMUNITY QUILT PROJECT

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

When: 5 p.m. today

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, lauraphelpsrogers@hotmail.com

SUNDAY, Oct. 21

OHIA LOVE FEST

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

When: 9 a.m. Sunday

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, ambyr@hawaii.edu

FREE FLOWERS

Where: Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens, parking lot pavilion, 800 Stainback Highway, Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Sunday

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, renesiracusa@hotmail.com

MONDAY, Oct. 22

TIM BURTON’S “THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS”

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

When: 6 p.m. Monday

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.

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

TUESDAY, Oct. 23

EMBODYING A THEOLOGY OF CARE

Where: YBA Hall, Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, 398 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Dealing with mental illness can be challenging. It is especially difficult when a mentally ill individual is a neighbor, co-worker or fellow church member. Together, explore how to offer a compassionate and faithful response to individuals with mental illness. Free; open to the public.

Contact: Paul, 965-5550, info@interfaithhawaii.org

HAMAKUA SWCD BOARD MEETING

Where: Teleconference between USDA-NRCS offices in Hilo and Waimea

When: 4 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Public invited to attend. Call for teleconference location addresses.

Contact: Kanoe Malani, 933-8363, kanoe.malani@hi.nacdnet.net

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24

UNITED NATIONS DAY EVENT

Where: Nani Mau Gardens, 421 Makalika St., Hilo

When: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday

Details: Annual lunch meeting for UNA USA Hawai’i Island. RSVP to Ruth Robison at rrobison@hawaii.edu.

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

THURSDAY, Oct. 25

FALL BOOK SALE

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

When: 9 a.m. Thursday through Oct. 27

Details: Friends of the Hilo Public Library event. During regular library hours. Something for everyone. Bring your own bags on Saturday for bargain clearance prices.

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

HOTEL FURNITURE LIQUIDATION SALE

Where: Former Sports Authority location, Kona Commons Shopping Center, 74-5450 Makala Boulevard, Kailua-Kona

When: 10 a.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday from Oct. 25-Nov. 10

Details: Habitat for Humanity Hawaii Island is the recipient of a huge furniture donation from the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel, which recently closed its doors for renovations. Habitat will be hosting this special sale as a fundraiser. There also will be selected items available at the three ReStores in Kailua-Kona, Waimea and Hilo.

Contact: Robert O’Meara, 331-8010, info@habitathawaiiisland.org

FIFTH ANNUAL AMERICAN JOB CENTER HAWAI’I JOB FAIR

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

When: 10 a.m. Thursday

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

DOCUMENTARY: “TRUMP’S SHOWDOWN”

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

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

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.

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

FRIDAY, Oct. 26

ALOHA FRIDAY — LEI MAKING WITH KAIPO AH CHONG

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Friday and 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

COMING

ANNUAL BAZAAR AND RUMMAGE SALE

Where: Honomu Henjoji Mission, 28-1668 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Honomu

When: 7:30 a.m. Oct. 27

Details: Event will feature all sorts of grinds including maki sushi, nishime, spam musubi, and baked goods such as cakes, cookies and mochi. There will be lots of clothing for all ages, household items, books, craft items and plants. Proceeds will benefit the mission’s building maintenance fund.

Contact: Bishop Clark Watanabe, 963-6308, malie53@hawaii.rr.com

PROJECT LINUS BLANKET DRIVE AND BIRTHDAY PARTY

Where: Discount Fabric Warehouse, 933 Kanoelehua Ave., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Oct. 27

Details: The chapter is 20 years old this year. Birthday cake served at 1 p.m. Bring a handmade children’s blanket and get a $5 Discount Fabric Warehouse gift card. Limit one card per person.

Contact: Kathleen Stacey, 935-7495, project.linus_hi@yahoo.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

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

OHANA HALLOWEEN PA‘INA

Where: Keauhou Shopping Center, 78-6831 Alii Drive, No. 232, Kailua-Kona

When: 5 p.m. Oct. 27

Details: Enter to win prizes in one of three different costume contest categories. Bring the whole family for trick-or-treating at participating merchants, a keiki fun zone, food trucks and live entertainment.

Contact: Chris Aguinaldo, 489-3701, PR@6pillarsmarketing.com

PARADISE ROLLER GIRLS ROLLER DERBY ROOKIE CAMP

Where: Wainaku Gym, 30 Aikane Loop, Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Sundays and 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

FALL BOOK SALE

Where: Mountain View Public/School Library, 1235 Volcano Highway, Mountain View

When: Noon on Oct. 29-31

Details: Friends of the Mountain View Library present this annual event. Find lots of CDs, DVDs, audio books, adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction, magazines and a selection of rare books, plus baked goods daily. Fill A Bag Day is from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 31; just $3 a bag.

Contact: Claudia M. Ziroli Coyl, 938-2144, cziroli@yahoo.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

HULA ARTS AT KILAUEA: ALOHA FRIDAY PROGRAM

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Nov. 16 and Dec. 21

Details: Join kumu hula Moses Kaho‘okele Crabbe of Halauolaokalani on the lanai, every third Friday of each month, as he shares his extensive knowledge of hula, language and chant for entry-level learners. Free, but park fees apply.

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

WAIMEA OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL

Where: Multiple venues in Waimea, Kohala Coast and Kaupulehu

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

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

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

ONGOING

Saturdays

HILO VETERANS CENTER

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

When: 8 a.m. Saturdays

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

Contact: Maricar Souza, 969-3833

GUIDED HIKES

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, havo_information@nps.gov

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