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Calendar for November 24

Arts & Exhibits

TODAY, Nov. 24

ADVERTISING


2018 PACIFIC STATES BIENNIAL NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL PRINTMAKING EXHIBITION

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

When: Regular EHCC hours today and Sunday

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

ANNUAL VOLCANO VILLAGE ART STUDIO TOUR AND SALE

Where: Studios of six artists in Volcano Village

When: 10 a.m. today and Sunday

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

EIGHTH ART HELPS BENEFIT FOR THE HAWAII ISLAND HUMANE SOCIETY

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

When: 10 a.m. today

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

SUNDAY, Nov. 25

POST THANKSGIVING YOGA PRACTICE WITH HEATHER HEINTZ

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Sunday

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

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

TUESDAY, Nov. 27

BON DANCE CLASSES

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

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday

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

THURSDAY, Nov. 29

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 LECTURES

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

When: 10 a.m. Thursday

Details: This week’s speaker will be Andrew M. Crusoe, who is launching the first book in his new Hawaii adventure series. The series is a three-volume story about community, sustainability and a life-changing adventure on the Big Island.

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

FRIDAY, Nov. 30

HULA ARTS: ALOHA FRIDAY PROGRAM

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

When: 11 a.m. Friday

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. Friday

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. Friday; 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

COMING

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

LUCKY DANCE WORKSHOP: SWING CLASSES

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

When: 12:30 p.m. Dec. 1

Details: Visiting instructor Brian “Lucky” Skillen will teach various swing dancing techniques during three swing dance classes. Workshop sponsored by the Hilo Hep Cats. Classes are $15 if paid by Nov. 27 or $20 at the door. No partner necessary. Discounts for multiple classes. Skillen has taught around the world and is noted for his Lindy Hop and Blues expertise.

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

DANCE TEACHER TRAINING

Where: 95 Hoaloha St. (private residence), Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Dec. 2

Details: All dance teachers and prospective dance teachers are invited to learn from professional instructor Brian “Lucky” Skillen, who has taught champion dancers worldwide. This interactive session will provide tips for organizing and conveying information to students and will include some practical experience. Cost is $30 if paid by Nov. 27; $40 otherwise. Space is limited. Sponsored by the Hilo Hep Cats.

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

LUCKY DANCE WORKSHOP: BLUES CLASSES

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

When: Noon on Dec. 2

Details: Visiting instructor Brian “Lucky” Skillen will teach various blues dancing techniques during three swing dance classes. Workshop sponsored by the Hilo Hep Cats. Classes are $15 if paid by Nov. 27 or $20 at the door. No partner necessary. Discounts for multiple classes. Skillen has taught around the world and is noted for his Lindy Hop and Blues expertise.

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

COLLEGIATE SHAG AND OTHER FUN STUFF

Where: Paradise Performing Arts Center, 29 Shipman St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 3

Details: Visiting instructor Brian “Lucky” Skillen will teach collegiate shag as part of the Lucky Dance workshop sponsored by the Hilo Hep Cats. This energetic swing dance style is guaranteed to work up a sweat and bring a smile to your face. Cost is $15 if paid by Nov. 27 or $20 at the door. No partner necessary. Discounts for multiple workshop classes. Skillen has taught around the world and is noted for his Lindy Hop and blues expertise.

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

MUSICALITY DANCE CLASS

Where: Paradise Performing Arts Center, 29 Shipman St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Dec. 4

Details: No matter what you’re dancing, it’s the music that inspires you. Learn to reflect the musical changes in your movement from visiting instructor Brian “Lucky” Skillen. This class, open to all levels, is part of the Lucky Dance workshop sponsored by the Hilo Hep Cats. Cost is $15 if paid by Nov. 27 or $20 at the door. No partner necessary. Discounts for multiple workshop classes. Skillen has taught around the world and is noted for his Lindy Hop and blues expertise.

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

ADULT WIRE JEWELRY CLASS WITH ALEX MIDDLETON

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

When: Noon on Dec. 22

Details: Learn to make your own wire jewelry. Tools and supplies will be provided, and signup is required at the reference desk. Limited seating of 10 participants. Recommended for ages 14 and older.

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

Clubs

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

HILO TOASTMASTERS

Where: Wailoa Center, 200 Piopio St., Hilo

When: 12:10 p.m. Dec. 4; 1 p.m. Dec. 11

Details: Toastmasters provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.

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

BIG ISLAND PRESS CLUB TORCH OF LIGHT LUNCHEON

Where: Hilo Bay Cafe, 123 Lihiwai St., Hilo

When: 11:30 a.m. Dec. 8

Details: The Big Island Press Club will honor Brian Black, director of the nonprofit Civil Beat Law Center, as the club’s 2018 Torch of Light recipient. The Torch of Light Award is given annually to an individual or entity that brightens the public’s right to know. Lunch is $30 for BIPC members and $35 for non-members, with a choice of Maui rum BBQ ribs or Hawaiian fresh catch Nicoise entrees. RSVP with menu choice by Dec. 1 by logging on to www.eventbrite.com/e/big-island-
press-club-christmas-luncheon-and-torch-of-light-ceremony-tickets-52447269194.

Contact: John Burnett, 854-9422, jburnett@hawaiitribune-herald.com

HILO WIRE CLUB WITH ALEX MIDDLETON

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

When: Noon on Dec. 8

Details: Create wire jewelry, explore wire art, exchange ideas, learn beyond the basics and have fun. Tools and basic supplies provided. Basic experience with pliers is required, or if you attended one of Alex’s wire jewelry classes. Recommended for ages 14 and older. Registration required at the reference desk

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

Health

THURSDAY, Nov. 29

FREE COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR

Where: Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 563 Kaumana Drive, Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Thursday

Details: Diabetes and Alzheimer’s awareness month, free eye exams, blood sugar checks, flu shots and blood pressure checks. Tour the facility and meet the center’s team of associates.

Contact: Celene Kalima, 498-0100, ckalima@hilolegacy.com

COMING

BEGINNER’S YOGA SERIES

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 4 p.m. Dec. 1, 8 and 15

Details: Learn foundational poses, proper alignment, how to breathe and basic yoga philosophy. Build strength, increase flexibility and gain confidence in your practice. Cost is $20 per single session drop in or $55 for all three classes.

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

HOLIDAY HACKS FOR MOMS

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: Noon on Dec. 2

Details: Learn ways to create a memorable holiday season that works for your family and is really enjoyable for you, too, along with simple home yoga practices, one energizing and one restoring, to keep you centered and present. Cost is $25.

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

CHAKRA WORKSHOP WITH LAUREN BROWN

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

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

Details: Explore the main energy centers in the body through discussion, asana, guided meditation and reiki. Come ready to deepen your relationship with your authentic self. Cost is $30.

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

JIVAMUKTI YOGA WORKSHOP WITH BANKA

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Dec. 15

Details: Jivamukti yoga followed by guided exploration into the concept of Satchitananda, or truth, consciousness and bliss, through a variety of techniques.

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

THE HEALING FIELD: SOUND AND COMMUNITY CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Dec. 15

Details: Take a deep dive into the group healing field with live singing bowls and craniosacral. First seven participants to arrive will have massage table space to receive upon, others will relax on yoga props. This fusion of vibration and massage in a community setting creates an opportunity for limitless and deep calm to enter our personal and collective nervous system.

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

YOGA IMMERSION WITH MASTER TEACHER CHUCK MILLER

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 12:30 p.m. Dec. 22-23

Details: Cost is $65 for one workshop, $100 for immersion. Discover how to apply asanas properly to realize ultimate potential. The focus will be on an open approach to what is useful and effective — the universal principles can be applied to all yoga practices. Continuing education credit with Yoga Alliance available.

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

YOGA NIDRA WITH LAUREN BROWN

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Dec. 29

Details: Cost is $20. Normally hosted at 4 p.m. the last Saturday of each month. Workshop will open with a discussion about the practice of yoga nidra, then engage in a brief restorative yoga sequence and practice yoga nidra.

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

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

COMING

HOLIDAY ANGLE ART

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

When: 11 a.m. Dec. 22

Details: Create holiday artwork using angles made by straight lines. Participants trace over a template, then connect dots. To complete the design, participants use markers, color pencils or crayons to fill in the angles to create 3-D pictures. Bring your imagination and create beautiful artwork using lines and colors. Suitable for ages 8-12 years old.

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

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. 24

STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 8:45 a.m. today, Wednesday 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

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

COMING

SWINGING SATURDAY FEATURING LUCKY SKILLEN AND JAZZ MELE

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

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 1

Details: Learn the “Texas Tommy” turn with international dance instructor Brian “Lucky” Skillen and stay for a dance party featuring live music with Jazz Mele. Dancers of all levels are welcome; no partner is needed. Pre-register for the lesson by Nov. 27 and pay only $15; $20 at the door. If you take the lesson, you can stay for the party at no extra charge. If you come for the party only, the cost is $10-$20, sliding scale (pay what’s right for you.) Part of the Lucky Dance workshop sponsored by the Hilo Hep Cats.

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

Performances

TODAY, Nov. 24

“WILDLIFE”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

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

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

THURSDAY, Nov. 29

HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday; other films run through Dec. 2 (check times with the Palace)

Details: A collection of 10 films and a set of five “made in Hawaii shorts.” Tickets are available for individual movies or see all of them for just $35 with a HIFF pass. Tickets and passes are on sale now. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the first scheduled movie of the day.

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

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

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

When: 9 p.m. Thursday

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

FRIDAY, Nov. 30

THE BRIDGE BAND

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

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Details: Enjoy a variety of music from country to light rock. Cover charge only $5. Food and beverages will be available to purchase.

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

COMING

“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

MUSIC AND HEALTH: CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

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

When: Noon on Dec. 1

Details: This lively workshop explains the nuts and bolts behind the healthful benefits and invites you to laugh, hula and sing your way to better relaxation, mental calm and overall enjoyment of life. Join HMSA’s composer in residence Steve McCall for this nostalgic holiday sing-a-long experience.

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

THE JEFF GAETH QUARTET

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

When: 6 p.m. Dec. 1 and Jan. 4

Details: The first Saturday of each month. Live jazz music in Pahoa. No cover charge.

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

HILO ELKS WORLD OF MAGIC PERFORMANCE

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Dec. 2

Details: Features Hilo’s own Harmony On Tap and Aiea magician Glen Bailey, with special appearance from Santa. Admission is free; donations welcome.

Contact: Lily Chan-Harris, 935-1717, hiloelks@gmail.com

HAWAII WRITERS GUILD PRESENTS WRITERS’ VOICES

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

When: 6 p.m. Dec. 5

Details: An evening of original readings by Guild members. This month’s featured members are Virginia Fortner and Nancy Baenziger from North Kohala and Jim Gibbons, Jada Tan Rufo and Greer Woodward from Waimea.

Contact: Joy Fisher, 238-0551, jfisher979@yahoo.ca

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. 24

HILTON WAIKOLOA’S ‘OHANA CHRISTMAS CRAFT FESTIVAL

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

When: 9 a.m. today and Sunday

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. today

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. today

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

SUNDAY, Nov. 25

KIMBERLEY DARK NOVEL LAUNCH

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

When: 1 p.m. Sunday

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

TUESDAY, Nov. 27

SALARY COMMISSION MEETING

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

When: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday

Details: Approval of minutes (Sept. 17, 2018); procedural/policy discussion regarding questions/queries to commission members, redaction of information contained in documents, status of SC chairman Hugh Ono; election of chair/vice chair; review of existing compensation plan to include discussion and consideration on proposals for adjustments to future salaries of executives/elected officials (overtime compensation, presentation of draft plan by Ono concerning future salary recommendations from a representative of the respective board or commission for those appointed positions that report to them; update concerning the SC rules (might include revisions; opportunity for commissioners to request items for placement on the next agenda.

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

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. Tuesday

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

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28

PU‘OHE DEMONSTRATION

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center lanai, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10 a.m. Wednesday

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

FRIDAY, Nov. 30

11TH ANNUAL NA MAKUA INVITATIONAL CHRISTMAS GIFT FAIR

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

When: Noon on Friday; 9 a.m. Dec. 1

Details: Features Hawaii’s best with their finest one-of-a-kind holiday gifts. Includes fashion, jewelry, bags and totes, body care products, art, woodwork, homemade cookies and food items and an array of great gifts for Christmas. There also will be live entertainment, drawings for prizes and ono food by several vendors. Admission is free.

Contact: Nelson & Kainoa Makua, 966-4647, puna@namakua.com

COMING

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

LAVA RECOVERY PARTY

Where: 13-3844 Alaili Road, Laakea Community

When: 1 p.m. Dec. 1

Details: The intent of this event is to provide space for those in the Puna community who have experienced or are experiencing loss and pain because of the Kilauea eruption. All are welcome. We will be looking within, sharing in pairs, small groups and the large group. Music begins at 3 p.m. A potluck meal is slated for 5 p.m., with desserts and additional savory dishes for sale. This event is a fundraiser for Laakea. Cost is $10-$40, on a sliding scale; if you have been deeply affected by the eruption and this amount feels prohibitive, come for free. There also will be a silent auction, with viewing of items beginning at 10 a.m.

Contact: Tracy Matfin, 443-4076, tracy@permaculture-hawaii.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

ALOHA FRIDAY — LEI MAKING WITH KAIPO AH CHONG

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. 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

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

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