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Calendar for November 10

Arts & Exhibits

TODAY, Nov. 17

ADVERTISING


2018 PACIFIC STATES BIENNIAL NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL PRINTMAKING EXHIBITION

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

When: Regular EHCC hours through Nov. 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. today and Sunday

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

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21

BEAUTIFUL CHINA

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

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday

Details: Local photographers Vijay and Jay Karai recently visited China. They experienced iconic locations such as the Great Wall, a boat ride on the Yangtze River and Terra Cotta Warriors, to name just a few. They also experienced new, lesser-known but equally interesting locations. They will share their amazing stories with images and video, highlighting breathtaking landscapes and the creativity and friendliness of the Chinese people. Public invited to this presentation by the Hilo Photography Club. Light refreshments will be served during intermission. Admission is free. The Hilo Photography Club meets the third Wednesday of each month and welcomes all photographers from beginners to professional. Membership dues are $15 a year.

Contact: Charles Wood, 785-9282, cwoodphotos@hotmail.com

FRIDAY, Nov. 23

ANNUAL VOLCANO VILLAGE ART STUDIO TOUR AND SALE

Where: Studios of six artists in Volcano Village

When: 10 a.m. Friday through Nov. 25

Details: Hosted by Volcano Village Artists Hui. Visitors are invited to meet the artists and view a variety of artwork on display and available for purchase. Maps to the studios are available at businesses in Volcano and at www.VolcanoVillageArtistsHui.com.

Contact: Emily Herb, 987-3472, eherb@hawaii.rr.com

COMING

EIGHTH ART HELPS BENEFIT FOR THE HAWAII ISLAND HUMANE SOCIETY

Where: High Fire Hawaii Studio & Gallery, 223 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Nov. 24

Details: All ceramic studio profits go to the HIHS. On-site pet adoptions will be available until 2 p.m.

Contact: Shannon Hickey, 935-8380, info@highfirehawaii.com

Classes

TODAY, Nov. 17

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 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

BUDDHISM FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON

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

When: 6 p.m. today

Details: Learn to appreciate the holidays deeper with universal and Buddhist values such as gratitude, compassion, kindness, unrepeatable moment and interdependence. Open to the public. Admission is one canned item that will be donated to the Food Basket, Hawaii Island’s food bank. Registration required; call or email the contact person below.

Contact: The Rev. Satoshi Tomioka, 966-9981, tompunahongwanji@twc.com

SUNDAY, Nov. 18

CREATIVE RETREAT — FELTED ESSENTIAL OIL DIFFUSERS

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

When: 2 p.m. Sunday

Details: Learn techniques to create different types of felted essential oil diffusers as accessories, car fresheners and home decor. All materials and light refreshments included. Space is limited; cost is $25. Register at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.

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

MONDAY, Nov. 19

INTERNET AND EMAIL

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

When: 9 a.m. Monday and Wednesday

Details: Learn the basics of how to stay safe while surfing the internet and how to email and forward emails to each other. Cost is $50; daily parking fee $3.

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

COMING

POST THANKSGIVING YOGA PRACTICE WITH HEATHER HEINTZ

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Nov. 25

Details: A fun, sweaty and detoxifying post Thanksgiving Day practice. Cost is $20.

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

BON DANCE CLASSES

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

When: 6 p.m. Nov. 27

Details: Second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Exercise and fun — learn older, traditional, as well as contemporary upbeat dances that can be danced at every bon dance that happens all through the summer. Donation of $5.

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

BUDDHISM CLASS

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

When: 6 p.m. Nov. 30

Details: The Tannisho is considered to be one of the most influential books about Shin Buddhism. Written by Yui-en, a disciple of Master Shinran, it chronicles their conversations during the emergence of Buddhism in Japan. The Tannisho helps us capture the nuances and profound insights of Master Shinran, the founder of Shin Buddhism. Open to public. Cost is $5. Registration required; call or email the contact person below.

Contact: The Rev. Satoshi Tomioka, 966-9981, tompunahongwanji@twc.com

REVIVAL WEEKEND WITH HENRY AND GRACE FALANY

Where: Central Christian Church, 109 Haili St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Nov. 30, 9 a.m. Dec. 1-2

Details: Henry and Grace Falany are with the Mariposa Revival Center in Mariposa, Calif. Schedule: As the Spirit Leads, free, Nov. 30; Healing School, $30 per person, Dec. 1; and Miracle Service, free, Dec. 2.

Contact: Gracy Perry, 935-8025, office@ccchurchhilo.org

SCULPTURE

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

When: Noon on Dec. 1-2

Details: Cost is $95 or $85 for SKEA members; all materials are provided. For more information or to register, call or email the number or address below.

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

Clubs

TODAY, Nov. 17

HILO WOMAN’S CLUB 2018 FALL RUMMAGE SALE

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

When: 7 a.m. today

Details: High-quality items from small furniture and clothing to jewelry, toys, garage items and kitchenware. And don’t forget the hot dogs and the club’s famous baked cookies.

Contact: Jennifer Tanouye, 557-1897, jentanouye@hotmail.com

NATIONAL ACTIVE AND RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

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

When: 1 p.m. today

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

ORCHIDLAND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION GENERAL MEMBERSHIP SEMI-ANNUAL MEETING

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

When: 1:30 p.m. today

Details: Orchidlland lot owners are encouraged to attend. Check in begins at 1:30 p.m.; meeting at 2 p.m. Important information will be presented.

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

SUNDAY, Nov. 18

VIREYA (RHODODENDRON) SOCIETY — HELICONIAS

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

When: Noon on Sunday

Details: Speaker will be Colton of Plant Group Hawaii. He’s the heliconia guy at the BIAN plant sales and a plant hunter who searches for rare heliconia in exotic places. There will also be a Q&A session. Potluck followed by presentation. There also will be be last minute planning for the holiday party, a raffle of trusses (cuttings) of vireyas and a plant auction. All interested gardeners are invited. Free.

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

TUESDAY, Nov. 20

BIG ISLAND WATER GARDEN CLUB

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

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Monthly club meeting. Public is invited. A mini auction concludes the event.

Contact: Seth, 938-9721, stephen@backyardeden.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21

ORCHIDLAND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION BOARD MEETING

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

When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday

Details: Lot owners are welcome to attend.

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

COMING

BIG ISLAND BALLROOM DANCE CLUB CHRISTMAS DANCE AND DINNER

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Dec. 1

Details: Couples and singles welcome to attend. Ballroom and Latin music will be played throughout the evening. For those who have never tried ballroom or Latin dancing, this is a great opportunity to see the various dances. Tickets are $20 for members, $25 for guests. After Nov. 27, all tickets sell for $30. Call Hiroko at 935-5111 for ticket information.

Contact: Erik Cleveland, 934-8071, erikc@hawaii.edu

Health

TODAY, Nov. 17

FAMILY CAREGIVER RESPPITE DAY

Where: Hawaii Island Adult Care, 34 Rainbow Drive, Hilo

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: If you are a family caregiver, caring for an elder spouse or parent or family member and are in need of some respite or healthy feedback or a massage, join other family caregivers to share the frustration, tears, laughter and joy of caregiving. Call for more info or to reserve you spot. Suggested donation of $10; scholarships available. Your loved on attends adult day care for free while you are here.

Contact: Lizby, 961-3747, llogsdon@hawaiiislandadultcare.org

LA‘AU LAPA‘AU WORKSHOP

Where: Kohala Intergenerational Center, 54-3853 Akoni Pule Highway, Waimea

When: 10 a.m. today

Details: Part of Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi’s efforts to preserve and share traditional Hawaiian health practices.

Contact: Sweetie, 969-9220, contact@hmono.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

SUNDAY, Nov. 18

KEAAU BLOOD DRIVE

Where: Connection Point Church of the Nazarene, Sanctuary, 15-1839 32nd Ave., Keaau

When: 1 p.m. Sunday

Details: The Blood Bank of Hawaii invites you to give thanks this season by making an appointment to donate blood. You never know whose life you’ll save. To make an appointment, call the blood bank at 848-4770 or visit BBH.org.

Contact: Kashmira Reid, 784-3648, kreid@mvnp.com

MONDAY, Nov. 19

HILO BLOOD DRIVE

Where: Various locations

When: Various times Monday through Wednesday

Details: The Blood Bank of Hawaii invites you to give thanks this season by donating blood. Blood drives are planned for 8:30 a.m. Nov. 19 in the Cultural Hall at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7:30 a.m. Nov. 20 at Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale and 6:30 a.m. Nov. 21 at the Naniloa Hotel. You never know whose life you’ll save. To make an appointment, call the blood bank at 848-4770 or visit BBH.org.

Contact: Kashmira Reid, 784-3648, kreid@mvnp.com

COMING

SAM RICE WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

Where: Balancing Monkey Yoga, 1221 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Jan. 25-27, 2019

Details: Rice has taught since 2007 and is known for her diligent and detailed alignment instructions that are delivered with great skill, passion and humor, offering students the opportunity to find renewed depth in practice. Four workshop sessions; $40 per session. For more information or to register, call or email the contact person below or visit www.balancingmonkeyyoga.com. Expect to work hard at whatever stage you’re at and learn effective techniques along the way.

Contact: Heidi, 633-8555, aloha@balancingmonkeyyoga.com

Just for Keiki

TODAY, Nov. 17

ALCOHOL INK ART CLASS FOR TEENS AND TWEENS

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

When: Noon today

Details: Learn the cool new trend in painting with alcohol inks. Supplies will be provided. Free and open to all children and teens ages 12-19.

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

COMING

POKEMON ESCAPE ROOM: WINTER CHALLENGE

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

When: 11 a.m. Dec. 15

Details: Pikachu needs your help to find Ash. Ash is lost in PokePark and needs your help in escaping before it closes. Help him escape within 30 minutes or risk losing his title as a grand master. Work as a team in completing challenges to ensure Ash retains his title. Registration is required to participate and can be done with the children’s librarian. Walk-ins might be allowed if space is available. Space is limited.

Contact: Marsha Pauline, 933-8888, marsha.pauline@librarieshawaii.org

Outdoors

TODAY, Nov. 17

CLEAN THE POND (AND SEARCH FOR BURIED TREASURE)

Where: Lili‘uokalani Gardens, Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 8 a.m. today

Details: Join Friends of Lili`uokalani Gardens and students from UH-Hilo in continuing maintenance efforts at Hilo’s treasured cultural landscape. Bring your own gloves and wear closed-toe shoes. Refreshments and lunch provided.

Contact: Alton Okinaka, 383-4917, alton@hawaii.edu

STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 8:45 a.m. today and Nov. 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

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

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

SUNDAY, Nov. 18

TOYS FOR TOTS TOY RUN

Where: Hilo Bayfront to Laupahoehoe Point

When: 10 a.m. Sunday

Details: Everyone invited. Bring a new unwrapped toy. Meet at Bayfront by the canoe shack parking lot. Free live music. Shirt’s available for purchase. People also can drop off toys at Kalawe’s Auto Repair at 80 Pohaku St. in Hilo. For any questions, call 969-1199

Contact: Tracy H. Kalawe, 936-3026, tkalawe808@gmail.com

THURSDAY, Nov. 22

BIG ISLAND ROAD RUNNERS TURKEY TROT

Where: Coconut Island parking lot, Hilo

When: 7:30 a.m. Thursday (Thanksgiving Day)

Details: Registration day of run only, from 6:30-7:15 a.m. Members are $5, non-members $10. This is a noncompetitive fun run. Nonperishable food donations encouraged. All money and food goes to the Food Basket, Hawaii Island’s food bank. Don’t want to run but would be willing to help? We need help with registration, set up and take down, marking the course and course monitors.

Contact: David Cotter, 747-2477, bigislandroadrunners@gmail.com

COMING

HOLIDAY CHEER AT THE ZOO

Where: Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens, primadome, 800 Stainback Highway, Hilo

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

Details: The Friends of the Zoo enrichment team is spreading some Christmas aloha at the zoo. The public is invited. Gifts will be given to all of of the zoo’s fine furred and feathered friends. So bring your cameras and share in the spirit of Christmas aloha.

Contact: Nina S. Bremer, 982-7798, nsbremer@gmail.com

Pau Hana

TODAY, Nov. 17

“THANKS FOR DANCING” DANCE SOCIAL

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

When: 5:30 p.m. today

Details: Hosted by the Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association East Hawaii Chapter. Dance to a music variety of waltz, tango, samba, foxtrot, rumba, cha cha, swing, hustle, bachata, line dances and more. Tickets can be purchased from HBDA East Hawaii Chapter members and cost $5, or $10 at the door. Each person is asked to bring a pupu dish to share. Attire is Sunday best; shoes required, no tank tops. Parking available in the Elks parking lot off Ululani Street next to the YWCA.

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

VETERANS DAY DANCE PARTY

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

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: Enjoy a night of dancing as if you were at a USO event during World War II. Lively swing and other tunes from that era will get your feet moving; proceeds benefit the Hilo Elks Lodge veterans programs. If you want, come dressed in uniform or 1940s vintage clothing to commemorate Veterans Day. Or participate in honor of Armistice Day, which celebrated achieving peace at the end of World War 1. Beginner-friendly swing dance lesson at 7 p.m.; dancing to DJ’d tunes popular in the 1940s begins at 8 p.m. No partner or experience needed. Entry is sliding scale, $8-$15 (pay what’s right for your pocketbook). Ample parking in the back off Ululani Street.

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

SUNDAY, Nov. 18

COMMUNITY BREAKFAST

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

When: 9 a.m. Sunday

Details: SOS with biscuits, scrambled eggs, hash browns, fruit cocktail, coffee and tea for a donation of $8 for adults, $5 for children 7-12 and free for children 6 and younger. Breakfast served until 11 a.m. All welcome

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

Performances

TODAY, Nov. 17

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES PERFORM

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

When: 10 a.m. today

Details: Live acoustic music.

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

“BLACKKKLANSMAN”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

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

Details: Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Rated R. Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado Springs, Colo., successfully manages to infiltrate the local Klu Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.

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

COUNTRY DANCE AT THE EAGLES

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

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: Enjoy dancing to the live sounds of the Gone Country band. Cover charge of $5. Food and beverages will be available to purchase.

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

SUNDAY, Nov. 18

ASHIKITA MATCHLOCK GUN CORPS PERFORMANCE

Where: Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium, 201-323 Manono St., Hilo

When: 1:30 p.m. Sunday

Details: Historical re-enactment troop from Japan will perform, wearing historically authentic armor and armaments. Event also will feature performances by Hui Okinawa Kobudo Taiko, Taishoji Taiko, International Karate League (Keaau Dojo) and Waiohinu Hula Studio. Audience members will be able to interact with the performers from Japan and take photographs following the performance. Free and open to the public.

Contact: Dwayne Mukai, 895-9310, dmookie@gmail.com

TUESDAY, Nov. 20

HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE BANDSTAND

Where: Mooheau Park Bandstand, 329 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Tuesday

Details: Join Darlene Ahuna, Tani Waipa and Duane Yamada of Hoku Pa‘a for a wonderful hour of Hawaiian music and dance. Free; everyone welcome.

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

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES PERFORM

Where: Hilo Farmers Market

When: 10 a.m. Wednesday

Details: Live acoustic music.

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

FRIDAY, Nov. 23

“WILDLIFE”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Friday through Nov. 25 and Nov. 27; 2:30 p.m. Nov. 25

Details: Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Rated PG-13. A boy witnesses his parents’ marriage falling apart after his mother finds another man.

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

COMING

PINK FLOYD’S “DARK SIDE OF THE MOON” ALBUM COMES TO LIFE

Where: Kahilu Theatre, 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Waimea

When: 9 p.m. Nov. 29

Details: When Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon album was released in 1973, it was an enormous success. With the album selling 45 million copies worldwide and remaining on the Billboard charts for almost two decades, it became internationally recognized as a musical masterpiece. The love of the album remains to this day, a passion for which inspired the creation of All That is Now, a collaboration of 11 Big Island musicians in an effort to replicate the progressive psychedelic sounds made eternally famous by Pink Floyd. This is the group’s debut performance. Audiences will experience the reproduction of the lyrical themes the album encompassed: the passage of time, death, greed, conflict and insanit. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door, and can be purchased at www.kahilutheatre.org.

Contact: Alicia Maher, 217-6524, alicia.maher@yahoo.com

“FROM PAHOA WITH LAVA”

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

When: Noon on Dec. 1 and the first Saturday of each month through May 4, 2019

Details: Presented by Laulima Pahoa, this six-month documentary is geared toward helping residents impacted by the latest lava flows in lower Puna. Informational signups and questions will be answered, and TV interviews and filming will be conducted. Second Saturdays of each month are for signups and questions for the following month. A monthly Na Leo community TV show also will be produced. A final “1 Year After Lava” community party is slated for the final Saturday.

Contact: Sara Steiner, 936-9546, laulimapahoa@gmail.com

FREE HOLIDAY CONCERT WITH DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES AND FRIENDS

Where: The Oneness Center, 17-7946 N. Kulani Road, Mountain View

When: 2 p.m. Dec. 15

Details: Featuring the music of Tiana Malone Jennings, Dennis and Christy Soares, Ronnie Harris, Dennis and Sandi Alstrand and Lonny Cooper. A potluck will follow, so bring a dish to share. Donations will be accepted to offset the cost of putting on the show.

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

WHALE FALL: A COLLABORATIVE PERFORMANCE OF POETRY AND DANCE

Where: Hilo Yoga Shala & Bodywork, Kaikodo Building, 64 Keawe St., second floor, Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 15

Details: Featuring poet Ruth Thompson and dancers Jenn Eng, Colee Garr and Karen Masaki. Thompson will read poems from her new book, “Whale Fall & Black Sage.” Tickets are $15 and available at hiloshala.com or at the door the day of the performance.

Contact: Karen Masaki, 542-5347, karenmsk8@gmail.com

“THE NUTCRACKER BALLET”

Where: Kahilu Theatre, 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Waimea

When: 6 p.m. Dec. 21; 2 p.m. Dec. 22-23

Details: Presented by West Hawaii Dance Theatre and Academy. This delightful holiday classic features a full orchestra under the baton of Maestro Brian Dollinger, with members of the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra and special guests accompanying the dancers. The visually stunning festive family-friendly production includes more than 70 dancers and guest professional dancers. Choreography is based on the original Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo version, and combines the music of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky with the charming, old-world fairy tale based on the original E.T.A. Hoffman story “The Nutcracker and the King of Mice.” A silent auction and Nutcracker Boutique will be hosted in the lobby. Proceeds will benefit WHDT’s ongoing programs, scholarship fund and studio renovations. Tickets can be purchased at www.kahilutheatre.org.

Contact: Virginia Holte, 329-8876, whdtheatre@gmail.com

All Kine Stuffs

TODAY, Nov. 17

CHRISTMAS RUMMAGE SALE

Where: Hilo Coast UCC, 28-1630 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Honomu

When: 8 a.m. today

Details: Start your Christmas shopping early. Don’t miss out on cheap bargains on items including clothes for all ages, household goods, kitchenware, some furniture, plants and more. No early birds.

Contact: Hilo Coast UCC, 963-6330, hilocoastchurch@gmail.com

ANNUAL MANONO STREET HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR

Where: Manono Street Marketplace, 681 Manono St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Fun free event. The early bird gets the best selection, so mark your calendars. Featuring some of Hilo’s best crafters. Each crafter comes with a limited amount of crafty excitement. There will be children’s clothes, hats and decals, handmade bath and body products, taro and sweet potato chips, gift baskets, island photography, sewn items, beautiful paper crafts, baby kimonos, embroidery, pearls, women’s clothing and holiday items for purchase just in time for the season.

Contact: Gina H Chun, 936-3297, gina@realtyhc.com

31ST ANNUAL HILO CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA CRAFT FAIR

Where: Edith Kanaka‘ole Multi-purpose Stadium, 350 Kalanikoa St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Admission is $2 at the door; keiki younger than 12 are free. Free admission the last hour of each day. For more information, visit www.malamaponoevents.com.

Contact: Kim Sasaki, 896-1620, malamaponoeventsmgmt@gmail.com

F.O.L.K. BOOK SALE

Where: Kailua-Kona Public Library lanai, 75-138 Hualalai Road, Kailua-Kona

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Proceeds help support special programs and the needs of the Kona libraries. Teachers will receive special discounts with their official school ID, and F.O.L.K. members receive a 20 percent discount. As always, volunteers are welcome. Book donations are accepted at the library.

Contact: Ken Guerra, 322-0077, folk@folkhawaii.com

FIRST EVER FUNDRAISING GALA FOR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Where: Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, 75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona

When: 5 p.m. today

Details: The evening will feature dinner, a silent auction and a special musical performance by Paula Fuga. Funds raised through ticket sales, silent auction and sponsorship will help Habitat for Humanity continue to work toward achieving its goal of building 20 homes during the next year. Some of the funds will be directed specifically for helping those families affected by the most recent eruption in the Puna area. The silent auction will feature items from island businesses that generously donated goods and services. Tours, experiences, art and a seven-day cruise to Alaska for two from Norwegian Cruise Lines are some of the items up for bid. Tickets are $125 and can be purchased by visiting http://bit.ly/habitatgala.

Contact: Margo Takata, 331-8010, margo@habitathawaiiisland.org

VIZION 20/20 DANCE PARTY

Where: Island of Hawaii YMCA, 300 W. Lanikaula St., Hilo

When: 6:30 p.m. today

Details: Pupus available for purchase; BYOB and a DD. Donation at the door. Benefit for the YMCA Family Visitation Center. Hawaii Classic Cruizers also will have vehicles on display. No outside food allowed.

Contact: Shane Fernandez, 935-3721, shanef@islandofhawaiiymca.org

MONDAY, Nov. 19

MOVIE NIGHT

Where: Mt. View Public and School Library, 1235 Volcano Highway, Mountain View

When: 5:30 p.m. Monday

Details: Screening of the 2014 war film directed by George Clooney. The film is about an unlikely World War II platoon tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners. Call the library for movie title. Free popcorn and drinks will be provided.

Contact: Vicky Perry, 968-2322, bonnie.perry@librarieshawaii.org

TUESDAY, Nov. 20

NONTUBERCULOUS MYCOBACTERIA: A KILAUEA VOLCANO STUDY WITHIN A STUDY

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National park

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Nontuberculous mycobacteria are bacteria found in soil and water-based biofilms, and when inhaled into the lungs can cause chronic disease in susceptible individuals. Hawaii shows the highest number of NTM lung disease cases in the United States. Join Dr. Jennifer Honda as she introduces her research to study the environmental, host and microbial factors driving NTM lung disease emergence in Hawaii. This study takes a closer look at the potential association of NTM with the Kilauea environment. Part of the After Dark in the Park series. Free; park entrance fees apply.

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

UNITING IN THANKS: COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION

Where: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1373 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Enjoy music performed by several different faith communities in East Hawaii followed by a pupu potluck. Donations for the Food Basket, Hawaii Island’s food bank, also will be accepted, as well as monetary donations for Hope Services to provide meals for the micro shelters for kupuna and families displaced by the Kilauea eruption in lower Puna.

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

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21

MAKAHIKI CELEBRATION

Where: Na Wai Ola Public Charter School, 18-1355 Volcano Road, No. 711539, Mountain View

When: 9 a.m. Wednesday

Details: Family engagement that provides learning and sharing opportunities for students, staff, families and the community about the school’s educational program and how using traditional Hawaiian cultural values and practices impact student outcomes in all academic areas. Community invited.

Contact: Kapua Francisco, 968-2318, kfrancisco@nawaiolapcs.org

FRIDAY, Nov. 23

ALOHA FRIDAY — LEI MAKING WITH KAIPO AH CHONG

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Friday 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

HILTON WAIKOLOA’S ‘OHANA CHRISTMAS CRAFT FESTIVAL

Where: Hilton Waikoloa Village, Grand Ballroom, 69-425 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa

When: 9 a.m. Nov. 24-25

Details: A day of Christmas spirit and aloha with amazing and unique Christmas gifts, entertainment, silent auctions, Santa Claus, a “Football Room,” children’s crafts, hula dance lessons, lei making and more.

Contact: Trina Ashcraft, 886-2956, trina.ashcraft@hilton.com

CELEBRATING SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

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

When: 10 a.m. Nov. 24

Details: Live music from Mauka Soul. Keiki can enjoy a bounce house. More family fun and entertainment continues during the day, with community partner Friends of the Children of West Hawaii. Clothing also will be collected and distributed for children in need. A car giveaway drawing will be conducted by the American Cancer Society, with funds raised to benefit its mission. Tickets and information are available at Kona Stories Book Store, and the selected winning ticket will receive a previously owned 2006 Ford Fusion.

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

THE SHORES CHRISTMAS MARKETPLACE

Where: The Stables, 15-859 Kahakai Boulevard, Pahoa

When: 7:30 a.m. Nov. 24

Details: Looking for that unique one-of-a-kind gift? Come shop and explore the wide variety of gift items while eating good food and listening to live music.

Contact: Caroline Weber, 938-6089, carolineweb24@gmail.com

KIMBERLEY DARK NOVEL LAUNCH

Where: Basically Books lanai, 160 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Nov. 25

Details: Discuss her new book, “The Daddies.” Who is Daddy in American culture? “The Daddies” aims to find out more than who, but how the process of knowing Daddy can prompt readers to know themselves and their society.

Contact: Malia Byram, 961-0144, bbinfo@hawaiiantel.net

RETURN TO THE WILD, ONE YEAR LATER: AN UPDATE ON THE REINTRODUCTION EFFORTS OF ALALA

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 27

Details: Through intensive efforts, 11 alala, the endemic and endangered Hawaiian crow, survived in native forests for more than a year. Join Rachel Kingsley, education and outreach associate for the Alala Project, as she provides an update on the birds that were reintroduced and plans for future reintroductions. Part of the After Dark in the Park series. Free; park entrance fees apply.

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

PU‘OHE DEMONSTRATION

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center lanai, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10 a.m. Nov. 28

Details: The pu‘ohe is a Hawaiian bamboo trumpet. It has a deep sound somewhat like a conch shell, and like other native instruments takes the special spirit breath to produce the proper sound. Join park rangers and Hawaii Pacific Parks Association staff as they share their knowledge and help you make your own pu‘ohe. Part of ‘Ike Hana No‘eau “Experience the Skillful Work” workshops. Free; park entrance fees apply.

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

HILO HIGH SCHOOL PTSA CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR

Where: Hilo High School cafeteria, 556 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 8:30 a.m. Dec. 1

Details: Public invited; admission/parking free. Door prize drawings every half an hour. Shop a festive showcase of quality arts and crafts, handcrafted and affordable gift items, gift baskets, holiday decorations, packaged foods, treats by more than 40 professional artisans and crafters. Come find the perfect gift for you and everyone on your list.

Contact: Beverly Heikes, 938-3215, bgheikes@yahoo.com

CHRISTMAS WITH THE CHEFS

Where: Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, 75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona

When: 5:30 p.m. Dec. 1

Details: The annual gala features members of the American Culinary Federation Kona Kohala Chefs Association delighting attendees with plates of expertly prepared savory cuisine and delectable holiday treats — all accompanied by handcrafted ales, choice wines and 100 percent Kona coffee. The Bill Noble Trio, with Jeannine Guillory-Kane on vocals, jazzes up the evening for dancing under the stars fronting historic Kamakahonu Bay. A silent auction will tempt would-be Santas with an array of holiday gift ideas. Tickets are $90 and available at www.konakohalachefs.org. Tickets also are available at Westside Wines, Kona Coffee & Tea, The Spoon Shop and Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. The host hotel is offering a special event room rate starting at $159; ask for the “Christmas with the Chefs” rate.

Contact: Fern Gavelek, 329-0833, kkacf2011@gmail.com

HILO HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1962 ANNUAL HOLIDAY SOCIAL

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

When: 5 p.m. Dec. 5

Details: Buffet dinner, talk story, door prizes. Bring in canned good donations for the Food Basket, Hawaii Island’s food bank. Cost is $20 pre-registration or $25 at the door.

Contact: Bob Roman, 966-7216, tvlbob88@yahoo.com

JUST COCO HOLIDAY POP-UP SHOP

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

When: 2 p.m. Dec. 7; 10 a.m. Dec. 8

Details: Shop coconut oil body care products handcrafted on Hawaii Island. All-natural lotions, soaps, scrubs, masks, lip care, sun care, deodorant and accessories make great Hawaii-made gifts and stocking stuffers. Sample body care products and enjoy holiday refreshments.

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

SAKADA DAY 2018

Where: Kulaimano Community Center, 28-2892 Alia St., Pepeekeo

When: 10 a.m. Dec. 16

Details: The Filipino community of Hawaii Island will commemorate and honor the rich history and contributions of Filipino plantation labor in Hawaii. Sakada Day commemorates the first 15 sakadas, or Filipino plantation contract laborers, to arrive in Honolulu in 1906. A total of 126,000 Filipino workers worked in Hawaii’s sugarcane plantations. “Connecting Our Past to Shape the Future” is this year’s theme. During the event, sakadas will be honored and recognized with traditional songs, dances, food, certificates and congratulatory messages. A delegation from the University of Northern Philippines also will share in the festivities and sample a taste of aloha from our communities.

Contact: Jeanne Batallones, 443-7016, jbatallo@gmail.com

HULA ARTS AT KILAUEA: ALOHA FRIDAY PROGRAM

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. 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

ADVANCED BUDDHIST TEACHINGS

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

When: 3 p.m. Sundays

Details: 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. These teachings are free and open to those with Buddhist meditation background or a very sincere interest in Buddhism.

Contact: Patty Johnson, 345-1527, joyfulpath@aol.com

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

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 FITNESS CLASS

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

When: 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays

Details: Designed for Parkinson’s patients, as well as for other patients who need to improve ambulation, core strength, flexibility and breathing. Caregivers welcome.

Contact: YMCA, 935-3721

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 (check about holiday schedules for these events since this week, Nov. 22, is Thanksgiving)

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

WEAVING CLASSES

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

When: 10 a.m. Thursdays

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

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