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Calendar for December 1

Arts & Exhibits

COMING

ADVERTISING


BANYAN DRIVE ART STROLL DEADLINE FOR ENTRY

Where: Banyan Gallery

When: 5 p.m. Dec. 14

Details: Deadline for entry in the third annual Banyan Drive Art Stroll is 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14. Entry form must be mailed or delivered to Banyan Gallery with check for entry fee to Friends of Lili‘uokalani Gardens. Submit images of artworks electronically. Instructions can be found online at https://bit.ly/2RpeVDj

Contact: Jelena Clay, Jelenaclay@msn.com, 895-8130

Classes

SATURDAY, Dec. 1

REVIVAL WEEKEND WITH HENRY AND GRACE FALANY

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

When: 9 a.m. Saturday-Sunday

Details: Henry and Grace Falany are with the Mariposa Revival Center in Mariposa, Calif. Schedule: Healing School, $30 per person, Saturday; and Miracle Service, free, Sunday.

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

SCULPTURE

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

When: Noon Saturday-Sunday

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. Saturday

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

SUNDAY, Dec. 2

FREE SERVICE AND THERAPY DOG CERTIFICATION

Where: Sidewalk closest to the Japanese Tea House in Queen Lili‘uokalami Park

When: Noon Sunday; Ongoing through March 3

Details: Do you need your dog to become a certified service dog to help you with your disability and go everywhere with you, or would you like your dog to become a therapy dog to help others? Now you can do so for free. The Yukio Okutsu Veterans State Home in Hilo will pay for your tuition for this training if you will volunteer at their location near the Hilo hospital twice a month for six months using either your dog or their full-time therapy dog Yuki.

Contact: Carl Oguss, easthawaiidogpsychologycenter@yahoo.com, 933-9763.

LUCKY DANCE WORKSHOP: BLUES CLASSES

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

When: Noon on Sunday

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

DANCE TEACHER TRAINING

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

When: 6 p.m. Sunday

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

MONDAY, Dec. 3

COLLEGIATE SHAG AND OTHER FUN STUFF

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

When: 7 p.m. Monday

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

TUESDAY, Dec. 4

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

MUSICALITY DANCE CLASS

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

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday

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

THURSDAY, Dec. 6

KAMANA CENTER SENIOR LECTURES

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

When: 10 a.m., Thursday

Details: The speaker will be Ghee Tan, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Pharmaceutical Sciences Program at the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy. The title of the talk is “Nature as a Potential Source of New Medicines.”

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

COMING

INDIGO DYEING WORKSHOP

Where: Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Road

When: 12:30 p.m. Dec. 15

Details: Learn the magical process of creating with nature’s oldest natural dye, indigo. In this workshop, you’ll use traditional methods of banding and folding in traditional and modern shibori styles to create patterns as you explore the alchemy of the beautiful plant pigment, indigo. All dyestuff will be provided. Class fee is $55/$50 for VAC members plus a $25 supply fee. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, call Volcano Art Center at 808-967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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

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

ALCOHOL INK ART FOR TEENS AND TWEENS

Where: Hilo Public Library

When: Noon Dec. 29

Details: Join us in the alcohol ink class. You will learn how to create your own unique art piece by using techniques for this new medium. Supplies will be provided, no experience necessary. Sign-up is required at the reference desk. Recommended for ages 12 and up. All programs are subject to change. Please contact the library 7 days in advance to request special accommodations or a sign language interpreter.

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

Clubs

TODAY, Dec. 1

BIG ISLAND BALLROOM DANCE CLUB CHRISTMAS DANCE AND DINNER

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

When: 5:30 p.m. today

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. Tuesday; 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

THURSDAY, Dec. 6

PUNA WRITERS READ

Where: Hawaiian Shores Community Center

When: 5-7 p.m. Thursday

Details: The Puna Writer’s Workshop is holding a Writer’s Reading Night & Holiday Social at the Hawaiian Shores Community Center, located at 15-859 Kahakai Blvd. in Hawaiian Beaches/Shores. Refreshments will be served. If you are a fan of Moth Radio Hour or interested to know what we have been up to, come to hear some of our writers’ tales.

Contact: Dawn Hurwitz, dawnhurwitz@mac.com, 936-3046.

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

HILO WOMAN’S CLUB “A DINNER AND A CHRISTMAS CONCERT”

Where: Hilo Woman’s Club, 7 Lele Street, Hilo

When: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 8

Details: The Hilo Woman’s Club proudly presents “A Dinner and a Christmas Concert” featuring the amazing Lissoni String Quarter performing the sounds of Christmas plus a light dinner. BYOB and a designated driver. Tickets are $25 per person.

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

KOREA VETS CHRISTMAS GATHERING – BIG ISLAND CHAPTER (CID# 231)

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

When: 10:30 a.m. Dec. 10

Details: All the signed-up vets and guests should be there at 10:30 a.m. After welcoming, lunch will start about 11 a.m., followed by carol singing, grab bags, raffle, etc. See you there.

Contact: Bob Karp, karpr001@hawaii.rr.com, 981-2126.

UPW RETIREES MEETING

Where: Imiloa Sky Garden Restaurant, 600 Imiloa St., Hilo

When: 11:30 a.m. Dec. 14

Details: Quarterly meeting and annual Christmas luncheon. Those interested in attending should RSVP by Sunday, Dec. 9.

Contact: Shirley Ito, georgeitouh56@outlook.com, 935-7396.

Health

TODAY, Dec. 1

BEGINNER’S YOGA SERIES

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 4 p.m. Today, Dec. 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

SUNDAY, Dec. 2

HOLIDAY HACKS FOR MOMS

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: Noon on Sunday

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

FRIDAY, Dec. 7

HAWAII PATIENT UNION MONTHLY MEETING

Where: Hawaii Innovation Center at Hilo, 117 Keawe Street

When: 5:30 p.m. Friday

Details: Every First Friday the Hawaii Patients Union meets to discuss cannabis healthcare issues for anyone interested in learning about CBD, THC, growing and caregiving. Free to members. Donations accepted. Please check website for this month’s agenda. https://hawaiipatientsunion.com/next-monthly-meeting/

Contact: Brent Norris, director@hawaiipatientsunion.com, 896-7656.

COMING

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

OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP

Where: Hilo Medical Center Cafeteria, 1190 Waianuenue Ave.

When: 11:30 a.m. Dec. 15

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

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

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

THURSDAY, Dec. 6

TUTU & ME STORY TIME

Where: Hilo Public Library

When: 10:30 a.m. Thursday

Details: Attend a special story time with Tutu and Me Traveling Preschool. A craft will follow the story. This program is suitable for all ages and caretakers are encouraged to attend. Please contact the library 7 days in advance to request special accommodations or a sign language interpreter.

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

COMING

CARDBOARD GINGERBREAD HOUSE CRAFT FOR KIDS

Where: Hilo Public Library

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

Details: Stop in the children’s room to make and decorate a gingerbread house made out of cardboard recycled materials. This program free and open to children. Supplies will be provided. Children 5 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult. All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

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

CHILDREN’S STORY TIME

Where: Basically Books, 1672 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 3 p.m. Dec. 8

Details: Mary Pfaff’s charming stories about Alice Mongoose and Alistair Rat will be read by Frankie Bow. Esther Szegedy is the illustrator of several picture books and coloring books. The event is sponsored by Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Refreshments will be served.

Contact: Christine Reed, bbinfo@hawaiiantel.net, 961-0144.

READING TAILS WITH PIERRE AND MAILE

Where: Hilo Public Library

When: 11 a.m. Dec. 8

Details: Little readers are invited to practice their reading skills with Pierre, a certified therapy chihuahua, and his owner, Maile. Children read their favorite books or tell Pierre stories during this one on one reading session. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

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

KIDS CRAFTER-NOON: HOLIDAY CARD MAKING

Where: Hilo Public Library

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

Details: Stop in the children’s room after school to make a handmade holiday card. This program is free and all supplies will be provided. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

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

COLOR-CUT-PLAY: CHRISTMAS SCENE AND REINDEER CRAFT

Where: Hilo Public Library

When: 2:30 p.m. Dec. 19

Details: Rudolph and his fellow mates invites youngsters to create magical winter wonderlands. Create your winter wonder lands with crayons, markers or colored pencils. Once the scene is colored, cut it out to make a stand alone stand up scene. Additionally, participants create reindeer as part of the scene.

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

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

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

Outdoors

TODAY, Dec. 1

HOLIDAY CHEER AT THE ZOO

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

When: 9:30 a.m. today

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

COMING

BIG ISLAND ROAD RUNNERS JINGLE BELL RUN/WALK

Where: Liliuokalani Park, Hilo

When: 7:30 a.m. Dec. 15

Details: Registration starts at 7 a.m. in Lili‘uokalani Park and run starts at 7:30 a.m. Run or walk as many times around the park as you like. No timing, no pressure, just enjoy the morning by getting out and moving. Santa Clause will be making a short stop from 7:15-8:15 a.m. Bring your camera, dress up (or not) and take your picture with Santa.

Contact: Lory Hunter, bigislandroadrunners@gmail.com, 961-2816.

STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 8:45 a.m. Friday, Dec. 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

Pau Hana

TODAY, Dec. 1

SWINGING SATURDAY FEATURING LUCKY SKILLEN AND JAZZ MELE

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

When: 7 p.m. today

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

SUNDAY, Dec. 2

VFW POST 3830 COMMUNITY BREAKFAST

Where: 15-775 Maluhia, Nanawale Estates, Pahoa

When: 9-11 a.m. Sunday

Details: Bacon, scrambled eggs, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, fruit cocktail, tea and coffee for a donation of $8. Children 7-12 are $5 and 6 and under are free. All are welcome.

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

FRIDAY, Dec. 7

STEAK/FISH DINNER

Where: fraternal order of Eagles in Kea’au

When: 6 p.m. Friday (Dec. 7)

Details: Enjoy delicions dinners cooked to order. Tony is back on the grill and will make your steak dinner to perfection. Cost to guests of the Eagles is $10. Fish is breaded in panko. Includes rice, baked potato, salad, desserts and coffee. Other beverages can be purchased.

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

COMING

VFW POST 3830 CHILI DINNER AND BINGO

Where: 15-775 Maluhia, Nanawale Estates, Pahoa

When: 6 p.m. Dec. 8

Details: Meat and vegetarian chili, rice, cornbread, garden salad and desserts for a donation of $10. Two bingo cards are included with dinner. Additional cards are available for $1. We play for prizes. All are welcome.

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

Performances

TODAY, Dec. 1

“FROM PAHOA WITH LAVA”

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

When: Noon today 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 today

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. today 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

KACHI KACHI DANCE

Where: Fraternal Order of Eagles, Keaau

When: 6:30 p.m. today

Details: Enjoy kachi kachi music performed by Nelson Rivera and the Semillas. Cover charge for the band. Puerto Rican food plates and beverages will be available to purchase.

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

SUNDAY, Dec. 2

HILO ELKS WORLD OF MAGIC PERFORMANCE

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Sunday

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

YULETIDE GREETING

Where: Community of Christ Church, 1842 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 3 p.m. Sunday

Details: An afternoon Christmas concert featuring Kaweo Kanoho, tenor, Ai Tahara, violinist, and Kayleen Yuda, pianist. Come join us for a concert of holiday cheer featuring classical favorites to modern favorites and a few uncommon gems, too.

Contact: Kaweo Kanoho, kaweo@hotmail.com, 961-3464.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5

HAWAII WRITERS GUILD PRESENTS WRITERS’ VOICES

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

When: 6 p.m. Wednesday

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

FRIDAY, Dec. 7

ISLAND DANCE ACADEMY’S “NUTCRACKER BALLET”

Where: The Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Friday (Dec. 7) and Dec. 8; 2 p.m. Dec. 9

Details: Ballerinas in tutus, tap dancing soldiers, sword fighting rats. Island Dance Academy’s full length version of the Nutcracker is full of surprises and packed with tradition. Tickets are available at the Palace Theater box office and at The Most Irresistible Shop in Hilo. Prices are $12 for General Admission, $10 for Seniors and children 12 and under. For more information visit the website, islanddanceacademy.com. A generous portion of the proceeds benefits the historic Palace Theater’s restoration.

Contact: Suen Hughes, islanddanceacademy@yahoo.com, 756-7889.

COMING

JAZZ IN THE FOREST CHRISTMAS SPECIAL CONCERT

Where: Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village

When: 5:30 p.m. Dec. 8

Details: Jazz in the Forest returns for a Christmas special concert featuring Jean Pierre Thoma and the Jazztones with Jeannine Guillory, playing Christmas favorites and original compositions. Tickets are $25 or $20 for VAC members. Ticket holders will be able to purchase beer and wine, as well as pupus. Tickets are available for sale online at www.volcanoartcenter.org, at VAC’s administration office in Volcano Village and at the VAC Gallery in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

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

VOLCANO FESTIVAL CHORUS’ “A GIFT OF LOVE”

Where: Kilauea Military Camp’s Kilauea Theater

When: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8

Details: Volcano Festival Chorus will present its 25th annual Christmas concert “A Gift of Love” at KMC’s Kilauea Theater. The 25-member chorus is under the direction of Roch Jones with accompaniment by Laura Kahale. Also joining the chorus will be Cheryl Shine on flute. The chorus, started 1994 by renowned music director Camille Almy, is now sponsored by the Kilauea Drama & Entertainment Network. This the 25th concert that is presented as a gift to the Volcano community as a mahalo for all their support. Admission is free; however, donations will be gratefully accepted. Park entrance fees may apply.

Contact: Suzi Bond, kden73@aol.com, 982-7344.

KDEN PRESENTS “A GILBERT & SULLIVAN CHRISTMAS CAROL”

Where: Kilauea Military Camp’s Kilauea Theater

When: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14-15 and Dec. 21-22; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 16 and Dec. 23

Details: KDEN returns to KMC’s Kilauea Theater with “A Gilbert & Sullivan Christmas Carol.” Combining the music of Gilbert & Sullivan and the classic Charles Dickens tale, the show features all the characters one usually meets in “A Christmas Carol” with songs taken from all the various Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. Tickets are $20 general, $15 seniors/students and $12 for children under 12. Tickets on sale at Kilauea General Store, Kea’au Natural Foods, Basically Books, and The Most Irresistible Shop in Hilo. For more information, or to make reservations, call 982-7344 or email kden73@aol.com. Park entrance fees may apply.

Contact: Suzi Bond, kden73@aol.com, 982-7344.

N2 DANCE HOLIDAY MUSICAL “THE PRESENT”

Where: The Palace Theater, Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 14

Details: N2 Dance invites the community to its holiday musical “The Present.” The production showcases 65 local dancers, singers and actors from the young to the young-at-heart. The musical production of “A Christmas Carol” with a modern-day Scrooge will be presented through acting, singing, hip-hop, B-boy, jazz, contemporary, swing, and hula. A food concession and silent auction will be held to support the N2 Dance Company members who will participate in the Honolulu Regional Spotlight Dance and Vocal Competition. Tickets are $10 advance/$15 at the door, and are available at the Palace Theater box office.

Contact: Angela Woods, info@n2-dance.com, 8088954744

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

HAILI CHURCH CHRISTMAS CANTATA

Where: 211 Haili Street, Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 16

Details: The public is cordially invited to Haili Church’s annual Christmas Cantata. This year’s presentation is “Good News from Home.” Please stay after the cantata for refreshments; there is no charge.

Contact: Lorna Bufil, Office@hailichurch.org, 935-4847.

ORCHID ISLE ORCHESTRA FREE CONCERT

Where: East Hawaii Cultural Center

When: 4 p.m. Dec. 16

Details: Orchid Isle Orchestra presents a holiday concert called “Something Simple,” including “Simple Gifts,” music from Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto IV and Corelli’s “Christmas Concerto,” the Beatles’ “Something,” Britten’s “Simple Symphony,” a holiday sing-along and more. String and flute soloists are featured. Donations to benefit Orchid Isle Orchestra and East Hawaii Cultural Center are welcome.

Contact Name: Cathy Young, orchidisleorchestra@gmail.com, 982-9307.

“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 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, Dec. 1

SACRED HEART PARISH

Where: 15-3003 Pahoa Village Road, Pahoa

When: 7:30 a.m. today

Details: Annual Christmas Fair featuring barbecue steak and ono Hawaiian plates, rummage and bake sale, classic car show, vendors and more.

Contact: Liz Morgan, lizmmorgan@gmail.com, 965-1694.

HILO HIGH SCHOOL PTSA CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR

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

When: 8:30 a.m. today

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

FRIENDS OF HILO PUBLIC LIBRARY FIRST SATURDAY BOOK SALE

Where: 300 Waianuenue Ave. Hilo

When: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. today

Details: Friends of Hilo Public Library Used Book Store is open the first Saturday of each month. Fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, magazines, CDs, LPs and DVDs. All proceeds benefit the Hilo Public Library and librarian scholarships

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

11TH ANNUAL NA MAKUA INVITATIONAL CHRISTMAS GIFT FAIR

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

When: 9 a.m. today

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

LAVA RECOVERY PARTY

Where: 13-3844 Alaili Road, Laakea Community

When: 1 p.m. today

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

TUESDAY, Dec. 4

HAKALAU FARMERS MARKET AND FOODSHARE

Where: Hakalau Veteran’s Park, Old Mamalahoa Highway, Wailea

When: 3 -5:30 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Hakalau Farmers Market and FoodShare returns to its former location, Hakalau Veteran’s Park. Live Music by the Alternative Medicine Band; Thai food; fresh, locally grown produce; clothing; jewelry; gifts, crafts and more. To get to the Veteran’s Park, take Chin Chuck Road mauka off Highway 19 near mile marker 15 and the pedestrian overpass. Take the next left; follow the sign.

Contact: Deb Scrivens, debscrivens14@gmail.com, 503.622.5178

HAMAKUA SWCD MONTHLY MEETING

Where: Teleconference between USDA-NRCS field offices in Hilo and Waimea and Reno, Nevada

When: 4 p.m. Tuesday

Details: The public is invited to attend.

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

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5

HILO HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1962 ANNUAL HOLIDAY SOCIAL

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

When: 5 p.m. Wednesday

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

THURSDAY, Dec. 6

KAMA’AINA CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR

Where: Civic Butler Building, Manono at Piilani Streets, Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 6), Friday (Dec. 7) and Dec. 8

Details: A craft fair with a heart! Visit and shop your neighbor crafters during this 3-day event. Open ‘til 8 p.m. on Friday. Stop by the BISAC food truck and shop their clothing booth inside the building. Have the Waiakea Interact students wrap your presents Friday night and all day Saturday. The Salvation Army Angel Tree available Thursday afternoon and Friday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Hilo. Door prizes. No admission fee.

Contact: Marcia Prose, mmprose@hawaiiantel.net, 756-1942.

FRIDAY, Dec. 7

MANONO STREET MARKETPLACE CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR

Where: 681 Manono Street, Hilo

When: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Friday (Dec. 7) and Dec. 8

Details: Mark your calendars and come early and often to our last craft year of the year. This last one will feature some of our favorites vendors selling some wonderful treasures. Also, check out Miyo’s new tea room. They are open daily and feature tea and wonderful desserts

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

FREE MOVIE SCREENING AND CLIMATE ACTION Q & A

Where: Sweet Cane Cafe, 48 Kamana Street, Hilo

When: 6:30- 9 p.m. p.m. Friday (Dec. 7)

Details: Concerned about Climate Change? You’re invited to a free screening of the movie “Chasing Coral,” followed by a Q&A at Sweet Cane Cafe. Hosted by the Hawaii Island Chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby. Panelists include Big Island Electric Vehicle Association, Heather Kimball, Pacific Science Advocates; Dr. John Burns, UH-Hilo; Mauna Kea Watershed Alliance and Keaukaha Canoe Club.

Contact: Emily Garland, emilygarland@gmail.com, 765-9289.

COMING

HILO CERAMICS CLUB CHRISTMAS SALE

Where: Higashi Hongwanji Mission, 216 Mohouli Street, Hilo.

When: 8 a.m.-noon Dec. 8

Details: Annual event by Hilo Ceramics Club. Local artisans are showing a variety of functional and art ceramics. Come and support your local artists.

Contact: Amy Kanemoto, amykanemoto@gmail.com, 935-8640.

HOLIDAY MYSTERY

Where: Basically Books, 1672 Kamehameha Ave. Hilo,

When: 1 p.m. Dec. 8

Details: Meet and greet members of Mystery Authors of Hawaii Island and learn about new and upcoming book releases, such as Frankie Bow’s latest, “The Perfect Body,” and Leslie Karst’s spring release, “Murder From Scratch.” Hal Glatzer talking about Charlie Chan. Jane Hoff, Veryl Ann Grace, Jill Steele, and David Penhallow Scott will be there with their stories. Refreshments will be served.

Contact: Christine Reed, bbinfo@hawaiiantel.net, 961-0144.

STABLES SWAP MEET

Where: Hawaiian Shores Community Center

When: 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Dec. 8

Details: Community market in the Hawaiian Beaches/Shores area of Pahoa. All are welcome to attend or sell. Held at the Hawaiian Shores Community Center on Kahakai and Punawai just past Keonepoko School. New vendors each time. Featuring garage sale items, produce, plants, arts and crafts, food trucks, and all kine stuffs. Plenty of parking. Held the second Saturday of each month.

Contact Name: Dawn Hurwitz, stablesswapmeet@gmail.com, 936-3046

40TH ANNUAL PAHALA CHRISTMAS PARADE

Where: Pahala

When: 1 p.m. Dec. 9

Details: Santa will be there along with his friends such as Belle and the Beast, Rudolph, and more.

Contact: Kelly Thome, kellythome101@gmail.com, 987-3240.

HANNUKAH – FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

Where: Hilo Women’s Club, 7 Lele St., Hilo

When: 4:30 p.m. Dec. 9

Details: East Hawaii’s Jewish congregation, Aloha ‘Aina, is hosting this celebration for the last night of Hannukah, when all 9 candles are lit. Bring all your menorahs — candles will be provided. There will a craft table for all ages, dreidles and gelt, traditional songs, three kinds of homemade latkes with all the fixings and assorted desserts. Rabbi Rachel will rap the story. For tickets click the Hannukah link at www.ahavaaina.org. Cost is $18 members, $36 non-members and $9 keiki under 12. Scholarships available. Shalom.

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

AN INTRODUCTION TO FREQUENCY THERAPY AND VIBRATIONAL MEDICINE

Where: Honokaa Public Library

When: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Dec. 10

Details: Shira Hunt RN, CST, shares how she saved her leg from amputation and how you can use the same methods to develop and maintain your own vibrant health and uncover deep insights into your true nature and purpose. Hunt is a vibrant keynote speaker. Come along to be informed and entertained.

Contact: Susan Collins, susan.collins@librarieshawaii.org, 775-8881.

DANCE PARTY, DINNER AND FLOOR SHOW

Where: Hilo Elks, 150 Kino’ole

When: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 14

Details: “Dancing Through the Decades” will include a beginner dance lesson, a three-course dinner, a themed dance including some of the greatest hits of the 20th century, and a fabulous floor show with some of the most talented dancers, island-wide. Dress is retro-fabulous or cocktail-glam. Everyone is welcome. $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Elks parking lot on Ululani. For more info visit the Facebook page, Social Dancing with Denise.

Contact: Denise Westbrook, dancingscreenwriter@yahoo.com, 970-739-6771.

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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