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Arts & Exhibits
TODAY, Nov. 24
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
LUCKY DANCE WORKSHOP: BLUES CLASSES
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.
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.
MUSICALITY DANCE CLASS
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.
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
HILO WIRE CLUB WITH ALEX MIDDLETON
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
FREE COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR
Where: Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 563 Kaumana Drive, Hilo
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, email@example.com
BEGINNER’S YOGA SERIES
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.
HOLIDAY HACKS FOR MOMS
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.
CHAKRA WORKSHOP WITH LAUREN BROWN
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.
JIVAMUKTI YOGA WORKSHOP WITH BANKA
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.
THE HEALING FIELD: SOUND AND COMMUNITY CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY
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.
YOGA IMMERSION WITH MASTER TEACHER CHUCK MILLER
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.
YOGA NIDRA WITH LAUREN BROWN
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Just for Keiki
HOLIDAY ANGLE ART
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.email@example.com
POKEMON ESCAPE ROOM: WINTER CHALLENGE
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
‘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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
SWINGING SATURDAY FEATURING LUCKY SKILLEN AND JAZZ MELE
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
MUSIC AND HEALTH: CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
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.
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
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
“THE NUTCRACKER BALLET”
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, email@example.com
All Kine Stuffs
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
CELEBRATING SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
Where: Keauhou Shopping Center, 78-6831 Alii Drive, No. 232, Kailua-Kona
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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.
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
CHRISTMAS WITH THE CHEFS
Where: Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, 75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona
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, email@example.com
HILO HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1962 ANNUAL HOLIDAY SOCIAL
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
ALOHA FRIDAY — LEI MAKING WITH KAIPO AH CHONG
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
HILO VETERANS CENTER
Where: 70 Lanihuli St., Suite No. 2, Hilo
When: 8 a.m. Saturdays
Details: Hilo Veterans Center has new office hours. A benefits briefing is hosted the first Thursday of each month from 9 a.m.-noon, with several other opportunities for veterans and their family members. Contact the center for more information. Also available are: shore fishing group, kanakapila group, art therapy group, stand-up paddling group, various golf activities, yoga, tai chi and a book club.
Contact: Maricar Souza, 969-3833
Where: 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.
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
SUNDAY CLAY — HIGH FIRE! POTTERY CLASSES
When: 11:30 a.m. or 2:45 p.m. Sundays
Details: Nine-week workshop. Cost for either session is $200; $185 for VAC members plus a $15 materials fee for 6 pounds of clay, including glazes and firing. Additional clay will be available for purchase. Get an introduction to working with and firing midrange stoneware. Open studio time will be available to registered students from 2-5 p.m. Wednesdays; cost is $10 per day, with tickets available at the administration office front desk during business hours. Must be registered for a ceramics class to participate. Call or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org to register.
Contact: Alyssa Johnasen, 967-8222, email@example.com
HILO BRIDGE CLUB
Where: Eagles Club, 16-111 Opukahaia St., Keaau
When: 12:30 p.m. Sundays; 11 a.m. Wednesdays
Details: Looking for social bridge players to join us in duplicate bridge. Cost is $5.
Contact: Harry Messenheimer, 854-6147
FREE DOG TRAINING AND SOCIAL EVENT
Where: Sidewalk nearest to the teahouse, Lili‘uokalani Gardens, Banyan Drive, Hilo
When: 2 p.m. Sundays
Details: Come join the fun and share the love. Goals are problem solving via free training instruction and tools, and offering an advanced socialization experience. Bring a bowl for water.
Contact: Carl Oguss, 933-9763, firstname.lastname@example.org
ADVANCED BUDDHIST TEACHINGS
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
ZUMBA GOLD TONING
Where: YMCA, 300 W. Lanikaula St., Hilo
When: 6:30 a.m. Mondays
Details: Low-impact workout, suitable for all levels. Get fit, get toned, get inspired.
Contact: Harriet Rocha, 959-6405
SELF-DEFENSE FITNESS CLASS
Where: Kohala Village Hub, 55-514 Hawi Road, Hawi
When: 9:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays
Details: Geared toward street-oriented self-defense and rooted in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Students will learn stance, footwork, striking techniques, defense and much more. For class schedule, visit www.kohalavillagehub.com.
Contact: Kohala Village Hub, 889-0404, email@example.com
ZUMBA GOLD CHAIR
When: 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Details: Seated Zumba workout. Strengthen your core, increase your range of motion and stamina with this low-impact fitness class that offers the same benefits of Zumba Gold. All welcome.
Contact: Harriet Rocha, 640-3876
Where: Serenity House, 15-2579 Pahoa-Keaau Road, Pahoa
When: Noon on Mondays
Details: If willpower is not working, turn to Overeaters Anonymous. This is not a diet or calories club. No dues or fees. Newcomers are welcome.
Contact: 345-2753, firstname.lastname@example.org
When: 3 p.m. Mondays
Details: Forty-five minutes of family fun yoga with Auntie Cat. Kids are free; adults $5.
Contact: Yoga Centered, 934-7233, email@example.com
TRADITIONAL WADO KARATE TRAINING
Where: Sangha Hall, 424 Kilauea Ave., Hilo
When: 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays
Details: Beginners class, 5-6 p.m.; advanced class, 6-7 p.m. Visitors welcome to observe and participate.
Contact: Craig, 987-1465
Where: Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi, 326 Desha Ave., Keaukaha
When: 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays
Details: Fun, upbeat and sure to be a good workout. All are welcome. Free and open to the public. Visit HMONO.org/events for all class dates and times.
Contact: Pua, 969-9220, firstname.lastname@example.org
AERIAL ARTS CLASSES
Where: Pacific Gymnastics, 215B Railroad Ave., Hilo
When: 5:30 p.m. Mondays, 5 p.m. Wednesdays; 5 p.m. Fridays
Details: Students learn skills on different apparatuses including silks, hammock, straps and hoop. You won’t get bored. Beginners welcome. Preregistration with payment required.
Contact: Bella, 938-8002, email@example.com
MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ JAM
Where: Kukuau Studio, 43 Kukuau St., Hilo
When: 6 p.m. Mondays
Details: An all-inclusive jam session with a rotating house band. Created to strengthen the Big Island jazz community through networking and jamming. Bring your favorite charts and the instrument of your choice or enjoy the vibrations of people improvising together in the jazz tradition. Free; all ages welcome.
Contact: Kukuau Studio, 464-3388, firstname.lastname@example.org
ZEN BUDDHIST MEDITATION
Where: Taishoji Soto Mission, 275 Kinoole St., Hilo
When: 6:30 p.m. Mondays
Details: Join Taishoji members for zazen (sitting meditation) and kinhin (walking meditation). Access from Kilauea Avenue. Free.
Contact: The Rev. Shinsho Hata, 785-3072, email@example.com
FREE ESL CLASS
Where: UH-Hilo, Building K, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays
Details: Open to the public. Two levels: Beginning and intermediate. Classes held in K107 and K109. Practice English, make friends and have fun.
Contact: Bela Conley Ramsay, 932-7243, firstname.lastname@example.org
HILO SUNRISE CHAPTER — BNI NETWORKING MEETING
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, email@example.com
LIBRARY BENEFIT BOOKSTORE
When: 11 a.m. Tuesdays
Details: All proceeds to benefit the Hilo Public Library. Hardbacks for $1, paperbacks for 50 cents.
Contact: Dale R. Huber, 966-4386, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Puueo Community Center, 145 Wainaku St., Hilo
When: 12:10 p.m. Tuesdays
Details: Do you want to become a confident public speaker and strong leader? If so, Toastmasters is the place for you. You’ll find a supportive learn-by-doing environment that allows you to achieve your goals at your own pace.
Contact: Nancy Jo Moses, 769-4076, email@example.com
HAKALAU FARMERS MARKET AND FOODSHARE
Where: Botanical World Adventures, 31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Hakalau
When: 3 p.m. Tuesdays
Details: Island, organic produce, pizza and other hot food, raw honey, desserts, arts and crafts and live music provided by the Alternative Medicine Band.
Contact: Linda Jenson, 747-0467, firstname.lastname@example.org
AIKIDO CLASSES FOR GRADES 3-6
Where: Aikido of Hilo, 29 Shipman St., No. 203, Hilo
When: 4:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays
Details: For children ages 8-11. Students learn self-discipline, respect, greater focus and awareness in noncompetitive classes featuring exercise, strengthening and aikido’s nonviolent self-defense. Cost is $60 per month; families $90.
Contact: Barbara Klein, 935-2454, AikidoOfHilo@gmail.com
THERAPEUTIC BASIC FLOW (YOGA) CLASSES
When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
Details: Classes are free. Register today.
Where: Church of the Holy Apostles, 1407 Kapiolani St., Hilo
When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays
Details: It is not a diet club, but a fellowship of people recovering from compulsive overeating. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. No dues, fees or weigh-ins.
Contact: OA contact, 345-2753
Details: Beginners and experienced welcome. Designed for all ages. Get active, increase flexibility and improve your overall health. Free and open to the public. Visit HMONO.org/events for all class dates and times.
When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays
Details: Free. Feel stronger, younger and healthier. Safe, easy-to-follow cardio dancing to Latin-inspired and contemporary hits.
Contact: Dee Torres, 938-9101, email@example.com
HAVE FUN WITH WATERCOLOR
Details: Experimental and traditional techniques to bring the fun of watercolor to your eyes and hands. No previous experience necessary. Supply list given during the first class. For ages 11 and older. Cost is $17.50 per two-hour class.
When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays
Details: The Hilo Artists Hui has moved to a new location for this weekly event. Working with a live model is a great way to sharpen your drawing skills. Cost is $10 per session. Bring your own drawing supplies, including a drawing board or easel. If younger than 18 years old, you must have parental permission to attend.
Contact: Robert Weiss, 557-0097, firstname.lastname@example.org
INTRO TO AIKIDO
Where: Aikido of Hilo, No. 203, 29 Shipman St., Hilo
When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
Details: Exercise your body, mind and spirit with this Japanese martial art, which is an effective self-defense and path of self-development, integrating the whole person — physically, mentally and spiritually. Improves flexibility, endurance and coordination, self-confidence, discipline and awareness. Special rate of $60 for this six-week session. Other class times for adults, teens and youth available; also a special $10 session of aikido exercise class for seniors.
BLUES DANCE FUNDAMENTALS
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.
BEGINNING SWING DANCE
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
When: 10 a.m. Wednesdays
Details: This nonprofit group supporting writers on the Big Island will meet weekly through June and July. Drop in with your ideas or pieces on which you are currently working. Group topics vary according to pieces being discussed.
Contact: Susan Collins, 887-6076, email@example.com
DRAWING AND SKETCHING ART CLASSES
Where: Hilo Armory, Culture & Education Classroom, 28 Shipman St., Hilo
When: 2:15 p.m. Wednesdays
Details: Award-winning Hawaii artist Ken Charon conducts weekly drawing lessons for kids after school. Sketching and drawing will be done on site at downtown Hilo locations, weather permitting, and in the studio at the Armory. Cost is $5 per session. Classes are recommended for art lovers from 8-14 years old. Supplies needed: one HB and one 4B drawing pencil, a white eraser, a sharpener in a pencil case and a 9-by-12-inch drawing pad.
Contact: Bert or Morty, 961-8706, firstname.lastname@example.org
KIRTAN (SACRED MUSIC)
Where: Polestar Gardens, 7 Noni Farms Road, Pahoa
When: 5:45 p.m. Wednesdays
Details: Kirtan and potluck. Free. Donation requested.
Contact: Ann Gornik, 936-8518, email@example.com
Where: No Place Like Om Yoga Studio, 65-1237 Kawaihae Road, Waimea
When: 6:15 a.m. Thursdays
Details: A gentle flow class for any level student. Every Thursday.
Contact: No Place Like Om, 640-7204, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: 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, email@example.com
Where: Kilauea Studios, Kurtistown
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.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.
BEGINNING HULA II WITH PUA BROWN
When: 2:30 p.m. Thursdays
HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE STUDY GROUP
Where: North Kohala Public Library, 54-3645 Akoni Pule Highway, Kapaau
When: 3:30 p.m. Thursdays
Details: All ages and skill levels invited to join the study group. This is a group of motivated learners who support each other in increasing their Hawaiian language skills. Newcomers welcome.
Contact: Janet Lam, 889-6655, firstname.lastname@example.org
BEGINNING HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES
When: 5 p.m. Thursdays
Details: Papa ‘Olelo Hawai‘i Part One, beginning Hawaiian language courses taught by University of Hawaii at Hilo instructor ‘Alika Guerrero, will be offered for eight weeks. This basics class will focus on simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar and sentence structure. Cost is $90 or $80 for VAC members. The required workbook for the class is “Na Kai ‘Ewalu,” available at the UH-Hilo bookstore. To register or for more information, call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.
Where: Puna Congregational Church, 16-647 Old Volcano Road, Room 6, Keaau
THURSDAY EVENING POTTERY DROP-IN
When: 6 p.m. Thursdays
Details: This drop-in style class will allow island residents and visitors the opportunity to try their hand at creating with clay on the potter’s wheel, without having to commit to an eight- or 10-week series. Emphasis will be placed on getting a feel for working on the potter’s wheel and experiencing the thrill of hand-forming a pot in motion. Students with all levels of clay experience welcome. Cost is $35 or $30 for VAC members.
Where: Center for Spiritual Living, Hawaiian Paradise Park
When: 6:30 p.m. Thursdays
Details: A new group for people who have a desire to stop gambling. Every Thursday.
Contact: Lucinda, 509-930-6329, email@example.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.
LINE DANCE CLASS
Details: Through Dec. 28; class and party every Thursday. For Elks members and their guests. Cost is $3.
Contact: Andy Aquino, 959-5960, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
PAHOA SENIOR CLASSES
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
KILNS FOR GLASS AND POTTERY
Details: Ongoing instruction on building high-fire propane kilns. Date and times are flexible.
Contact: Harr C. Fernald, 747-7289, email@example.com
INDIVIDUAL VOICE INSTRUCTION WITH AMY HORST
When: By appointment
Details: Learn vocal power and confidence. Weekly lessons arranged according to student and teacher schedules. Cost is $30 per lesson. Call or email for more information or to register.
Contact: Amy Horst, 640-2898, firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE HELPING HAND FOR SENIORS
Where: 1911 Kalanianaole Ave., No. 608, Hilo
When: 9 a.m.
Details: For seniors who need to be driven to a doctor’s appointment, the store, the park for a walk or just to get out of the house. Call or text.
Contact: Tom, 990-5045
AIKIDO FOR ADULT BEGINNERS AND TEENS
When: Various days and times (call or email for additional information)
Details: Exercise your body, mind and spirit with aikido, an effective self-defense and path of self-development, integrating the whole person — physically, mentally and spiritually. Improves flexibility, endurance and coordination, self-confidence, discipline and awareness. Various days and times for classes. Cost is $60 per month; families $90. Check www.AikidoOfhilo.org for additional information.
COUNTRY WESTERN DANCE CLASS WITH DENISE
When: 6:15 p.m. (call or email for days)
Details: Through March 7. Features two step, swing, waltz and other requests. Learn to spin, dip and weave through traffic. Call or email for more specific information.
Contact: Denise Westbrook, 970-739-6771, email@example.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.
WEST COAST SWING WITH DENISE
When: Begins at 7:30 p.m. March 27
Details: Get a strong foundation and variations that will last a lifetime. For singles and couples. For Elks members and their guests. First lesson is free. Call or email for additional information.
AL-ANON EAST HAWAII
Where: Various locations
When: Various times
Details: Are you troubled by someone’s drinking? Call for free support, meeting places and times. For more information, visit www.afghawaii.org.
Contact: Dana C., 430-6653, firstname.lastname@example.org
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