Calendar for December 15

Classes

SUNDAY, Dec. 16

ADVERTISING


CREATIVE RETREAT — EASY HOLIDAY BEADING

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

When: 2 p.m. Sunday

Details: Create wire and beaded ornaments and a beaded photo/card garland to keep or as gifts. All materials and light refreshments included. Space is limited. Cost is $25. Register at https://www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.

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

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19

CREATIVE RETREAT — SOY WAX HOLIDAY CANDLES

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

When: 2 p.m. Wednesday

Details: Make holiday scented soy wax candles in cute tins perfect for gift giving. All materials and light refreshments included. Space is limited. Cost is $25. Register at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com/

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

THURSDAY, Dec. 20

FREE BROWN BAG TALK

Where: Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, 655 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: Noon on Thursday

Details: Hosted by Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center. This month’s speaker, Sandi Alstrand, presents “Bringing Ritual into Daily Life for Inner Peace and Happiness.” Learn what rituals are and how they can bring more peace and happiness to everyday life.

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

COMING

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

MINDFULNESS CLASS

Where: Taishoji Soto Mission, 275 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 1:30 p.m. Dec. 22

Details: Class will include suggestions for re-centering oneself, being mindful in difficult situations and dealing with bothersome thoughts. Preregistration required. Attend by donation.

Contact: The Rev. Shinsho Hata, 935-8407, hilotaishoji@gmail.com

THE SOUND OF SOUL — CONTEMPLATION AND CONVERSATION

Where: 239 Haili St., Hilo

When: Noon on Dec. 23

Details: Learn time-proven methods to solve challenges in today’s fast-paced world. All faiths and ages welcome. Community event sponsored by Eckankar.org. Open discussion follows contemplation. Fourth Sunday of each month.

Contact: Evangeline, 498-4455, 333evangeline@gmail.com

CHENREZIC PRACTICE AND TIBETAN DHARMA DISCUSSIONS

Where: 1334 Wailuku Drive, Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Dec. 26 and Jan. 9 and 23

Details: Discussions hosted every other Wednesday of each month. Led by Lama Zangpo and Lama T.

Contact: Maile Yamanaka, 937-4249, maileyamanaka@gmail.com.

INFANT/ADULT CPR

Where: Kukuau Studio, 43-D Kukuau St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. beginning Dec. 29

Details: Become certified in CPR and learn life-saving skills. Classes are the fourth Saturday of each month. Cost is $100 per person. Space is limited. Register by calling the contact person below.

Contact: Geno Ortiz, 960-9567, genoort@gmail.com

ALCOHOL INK ART FOR TEENS AND TWEENS

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

When: Noon Dec. 29

Details: 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 older.

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

NIGHTCLUB TWO-STEP AND BACHATA DANCE CLASSES

Where: Waiakea High School, Portable Classroom 22, 155 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 9, 2019

Details: Start the New Year on the right foot. Learn to dance two of the most popular forms of contemporary social dances. Couples and singles invited to enroll. The first session and registration begins at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 9. Registration ends Jan. 16. Classes are Jan. 19-Feb. 27. Cost is $35 per student for the two dance classes and $20 for annual association membership. First-year membership fee is waived for cardholding members of the Hawaii Medical Service Association. Hosted by Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association East Hawaii Chapter.

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

Clubs

TODAY, Dec. 15

NATIONAL ACTIVE AND RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES (NARFE)

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

When: Noon today

Details: Monthly meeting. Meets the third Saturday of each month for the purpose of protecting earned benefits for active and retired federal employees. This month’s meeting will be hosted at The Ponds in Hilo for a Christmas installation luncheon and fellowship.

Contact: Bob Arthurs, 990-4840, bobarthurs@me.com

TUESDAY, Dec. 18

ORCHIDLAND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION BOARD MEETING

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

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Lot owners are encouraged to attend.

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

Health

TODAY, Dec. 15

JIVAMUKTI YOGA WORKSHOP WITH BANKA

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. today

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

BEGINNER’S YOGA SERIES

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 4 p.m. today

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

THE HEALING FIELD: SOUND AND COMMUNITY CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. today

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

COMING

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

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19

COLOR-CUT-PLAY: CHRISTMAS SCENE AND REINDEER CRAFT

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

When: 2:30 p.m. Wednesday

Details: Rudolph and his fellow mates invites youngsters to create magical winter wonderlands. Create your winter wonderlands 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, 933-8890, gretchen.andrews@librarieshawaii.org

COMING

HOLIDAY ANGLE ART

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

When: 11 a.m. Dec. 22

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

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

Outdoors

TODAY, Dec. 15

BIG ISLAND ROAD RUNNERS JINGLE BELL RUN/WALK

Where: Lili‘uokalani Gardens, Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 7:30 a.m. today

Details: Registration starts at 7 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 Claus will make 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, 961-2816, bigislandroadrunners@gmail.com

DASH FOR PAUAHI

Where: Kamehameha Schools-Hawaii, football stadium, 16-714 Volcano Road, Keaau

When: 7:45 a.m. today

Details: A fun-run fundraiser for Pauahi Foundation scholarships. The event is a senior legacy of KSH students Devin Jose and Kamaile Makua. It‘s a Christmas-themed run, so participants are encouraged to wear Christmas dress. There will be free refreshments, games and prize giveaways. Online registration is open: bit.ly/2zUUjLT.

Contact: Jodie Kimura, 982-0794, jokimura@ksbe.edu

STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 8:45 a.m. today and Dec. 22

Details: Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive, non-native plant species that prevent native plants from growing in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Wear sturdy hiking shoes, long-sleeve shirts and long pants. Bring a hat, rain gear, day pack, snacks and water. Gloves and tools are provided. No advance registration required; no cost to participate, but park entrance fees apply. Visit www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/summit_stewardship.htm for additional planning details.

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

‘IKE HANA NO‘EAU

Where: Kahuku Visitor Contact Station, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 12:30 p.m. Saturdays

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

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

COMING

STEWARDSHIP OF KIPUKAPUAULU

Where: Meet at the Kipukapuaulu parking lot on Mauna Loa Road, off Highway 11

When: 9:30 a.m. Dec. 27

Details: Help remove troublesome plants from this home to an astonishing diversity of native forest and understory plants. Bring clippers or pruners, sturdy gloves, a hat and water. Wear closed-toe shoes and clothing that you don’t mind getting permanently stained from morning glory sap. Be prepared for cool and wet or hot and sunny weather. New volunteer? Contact Marilyn Nicholson for more info: nickem@hawaii.rr.com.

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

2019 BIG ISLAND ROAD RUNNERS HILO TO VOLCANO 50K ULTRA AND RELAY

Where: Hilo to Volcano

When: 6 a.m. Jan. 5, 2019

Details: A challenging 50K (31 mile) route that begins at the Coconut Island parking area in Hilo (sea level) and ends at Cooper Center in Volcano (almost 4,000 feet).

Contact: David Cotter, 339-7210, bigislandroadrunners@gmail.com

Pau Hana

TODAY, Dec. 15

COUNTRY DANCE AT THE EAGLES

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

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: Enjoy your favorite country tunes played by the Gone Country Band. Cover charge is $5. Food and drinks available to purchase.

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

CHRISTMAS DANCE PARTY WITH THE HOLIDAY HOT-SHOTS

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

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: Celebrate the holidays during Swinging Saturday, featuring live dance music including vintage jazz, seasonal favorites and some surprises. Start with a beginner-friendly dance lesson by the Hilo Hep Cats and then dance to the band until 10 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door; no free passes for this event. Park and enter at the rear, off Ululani Street.

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

SUNDAY, Dec. 16

COMMUNITY BREAKFAST

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

When: 9 a.m. Sunday

Details: Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage patties, hash browns, fruit cocktail, coffee and tea for a donation of $8 for adults and $5 for children 7-12. Children 6 and younger are free. All welcome.

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

FRIDAY, Dec. 21

SPAGHETTI DINNER AND BINGO

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

When: 6 p.m. Friday

Details: Your choice of meat or veggies sauce. Includes garlic bread, salad, desserts and coffee. Other beverages available for purchase. Bingo is played Eagles style, with multiple winners each game. Prizes are grocery items. Cost is $9.

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

COMING

THE JEFF GAETH TRIO

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

When: 6 p.m. Dec. 27

Details: Live jazz music. No cover charge.

Contact: Hilo Town Tavern, 935-2171, JGQ@jeffgaeth.com

POETRY GROUP FOR VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES

Where: Hilo Vet Center, 70 Lanihuli St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Dec. 28

Details: Group will explore original works of poetry, so bring one to share. Bring a potluck dish to share. One meat entree and hapa rice will be provided.

Contact: Maricar Souza, 969-3833, maricar.souza@va.gov

THE JEFF GAETH QUARTET

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

When: 6 p.m. Jan. 5, 2019

Details: Every first Saturday of the month. Live jazz music. No cover charge.

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

Performances

TODAY, Dec. 15

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES

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

When: 10 a.m. today and Wednesday

Details: Live acoustic music (pop, folk, Hawaiian, instrumental and more).

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

MULTICULTURAL DAY CELEBRATION

Where: Kea’au Elementary School, 16-680 Keaau-Pahoa Road, Keaau

When: 10 a.m. today

Details: Fun family activities including cultural entertainment, demonstrations, food, music and dance.

Contact: Brynn Alcain, 765-8611, ba9267@353.k12.hi.us

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. today

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. today

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

11TH ANNUAL PUNALIGHTS CHRISTMAS SYNCHRONIZED LIGHT SHOW

Where: 15-2053 18th Ave., Keaau

When: 7 p.m. through Dec. 31

Details: Lights are synchronized to music. Free, but optional donations for The Food Basket, Hawaii Island’s food bank, will be accepted.

Contact: Stanward Oshiro, 896-8123, soshiro@gmail.com

CHRISTMAS WITH MIKALA AND FRIENDS

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

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

Details: This is a benefit for the theater. Don’t miss this amazing line up of talent in this festive holiday variety show of song and dance. Doors open an hour before each performance.

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

SLAY BELLES, A CHRISTMAS DRAG SHOW

Where: 69 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 7:30 p.m. today

Details: ‘Tis the season for holiday fun with the Palehua Posse. This fabulously festive show will feature the talented performers of Palehua Productions. Come and receive some holiday joy stuffed up your Christmas stocking. Must be 18 or older; BYOB. Tickets are $25 pre-sale, $30 at the door. VIP seating available. Purchase tickets at www.palehuaproductions.com.

Contact: Travis Rogers, 209-404-1832, lazerhaze@yahoo.com

KDEN PRESENTS “A GILBERT & SULLIVAN CHRISTMAS CAROL”

Where: Kilauea Theater, Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7:30 p.m. today, Friday and Dec. 22; 2:30 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 23

Details: 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 & Sullivan operettas. Tickets are $20 general, $15 seniors/students and $12 for children younger than 12. Tickets are on sale at Kilauea General Store, Keaau Natural Foods, Basically Books and The Most Irresistible Shop in Hilo. Park entrance fees might apply.

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

SUNDAY, Dec. 16

“SOMETHING SIMPLE”

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

When: 4 p.m. Sunday

Details: Orchid Isle Orchestra presents this free holiday concert, including a holiday sing-along and more. String and flute soloists will be featured. Donations to benefit the orchestra and East Hawaii Cultural Center are welcome.

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

CHRISTMAS CANTATA

Where: Haili Church, 211 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Sunday

Details: The public is invited to this year’s presentation, “Good News from Home.” Stay after the cantata for refreshments. Free.

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

TUESDAY, Dec. 18

A WALK INTO THE PAST WITH THOMAS A. JAGGAR

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10 a.m. Tuesday

Details: Walk back to 1912 and meet the founder of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Thomas A. Jaggar, at the edge of Kilauea volcano. Dressed in period costume, Ka‘u actor-director Dick Hershberger brings the renowned geologist to life. Jaggar will take participants on a tour of his tiny lab located below the Volcano House to see original seismograph equipment and other early instruments. Learn what motivated Jaggar to dedicate his life to the study of Hawaiian volcanoes and how his work helps save lives today. Space is limited; pick up your free ticket at the Kilauea Visitor Center’s front desk. Meet at the Kilauea Visitor Center. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

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

HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE BANDSTAND

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

When: 11 a.m. Tuesday

Details: The lovely Hula Sisters join us for music and hula. Free Hawaiian cultural event. No program on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, 2019. Programs begin again Jan. 8, 2019, and are hosted every Tuesday.

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

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19

A JAZZY CHRISTMAS

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Wednesday

Details: Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Slip your holiday stockings on and get ready to jingle your bells. Music by Soul On A Roll. The Palace Cafe will be open with special menu items. Wine and Mehana beer will be available for purchase. Seating is limited. Admission is $10.

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

KE ALI‘I BERNICE PAUAHI BISHOP

Where: Kamehameha Schools Hawaii, Lunalilo Hale, 16-716 Volcano Road, Keaau

When: 6 p.m. Wednesday

Details: Come help honor the KS founder.

Contact: Roy Alameida, 756-4574, kakulu808@aol.com

FRIDAY, Dec. 21

“THE NUTCRACKER BALLET”

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

When: 6 p.m. Friday; 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

“STOKE”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Friday and Dec. 22; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 23

Details: Solstice Screening Party is Friday. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Los Angeles litigator Jane is depressed. Searching for clarity, she makes a spontaneous trip to the Big Island of Hawaii to visit an active volcano. Upon arrival, Jane enlists the help of Dusty and Po, two island residents pretending to operate an adventure tour company. As the trio are en route to the volcano, an unexpected detour takes them in a new direction.

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

A CHRISTMAS CABARET

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

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Dec. 22; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 23

Details: Event raises funds for the Hilo Community Players 2019-20 theatre season. Features some of Hilo’s best talent performing traditional and contemporary holiday favorites. Tickets are $35 and include two drinks and pupus. Additional drinks will be available for purchase; options will include beer, wine, signature holiday cocktails and soda. Tickets are available at Basically Books in Hilo or online at www.HiloPlayers.org. Seating is limited, so purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended.

Contact: Dr. Rachel Klein, 442-268-0891, HiloCommunityPlayers@Gmail.com

COMING

“AUGUST AT AKIKO’S”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 28-30; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 30

Details: Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Magical Realism Drama. Cosmopolitan musician Alex Zhang Hungtai (of Dirty Beaches) returns to Hawaii after many years away. While searching for his missing grandmother, he forms a bond with elder Akiko, who teaches him to connect with the spirit of home he carries within him.

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

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES

Where: Makuu Farmers Market, 15-2131 Keaau-Pahoa Road, Pahoa

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

Details: Live acoustic music (pop, folk, Hawaiian, instrumental and more).

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

NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH LECHE DE TIGRE

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 8 p.m. Dec. 31

Details: New Year’s Eve costume ball. Band will perform Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” plus a second dance set. Complimentary champagne or kombucha toast at midnight. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Come dressed in costumed elegance. Wine, champagne, cocktails and beer will be available at a no-host bar. The Palace Cafe also will be open with special menu items. This event is a benefit for the Palace.

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

THE JEFF GAETH QUARTET

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

When: 6 p.m. Jan. 4, 2019

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

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

“FROM PAHOA WITH LAVA”

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

When: Noon on Jan. 6, 2019, 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

All Kine Stuffs

TODAY, Dec. 15

LAST MINUTE HOLIDAY GIFT FAIR

Where: Hawaiian Shores Community Center, 15-859 Kahakai Boulevard, Pahoa

When: 8:30 a.m. today

Details: Locally made arts, crafts, jewelry, baked goods, food and curiosities. Come find a unique gift for anyone.

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

FAMILY CAREGIVER RESPPITE DAY

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

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: This month, Patrick from the Alzheimer’s Association Aloha Chapter will speak about getting through the holiday blues, Audrey Wilson demos yummy treats and a team of massage therapists will be available to ease away some tension. Come talk story with other family caregivers. Also happening: Qigong with Faith, therapeutic touch and some delicious holiday fare. Donation of $10 suggested, with scholarships available. Your loved one attends day care for free. RSVP to 961-3747, ext. 106

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

SHIPMAN HOUSE TOUR

Where: Haili Church, 211 Haili St., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. today

Details: The public is invited to the annual tour of this historic house. Tickets are $15, cash only. Call the church at the number below for reservations.

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

KEAAU VILLAGE CHRISTMAS GIFT WRAPPING

Where: Keaau Shopping Center, 16-586 Old Volcano Road, Keaau

When: 4 p.m. through Dec. 24

Details: As a public and community service, Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple again will provide gift wrapping services.

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

SUNDAY, Dec. 16

SAKADA DAY 2018

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

When: 10 a.m. Sunday

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

MONDAY, Dec. 17

MOVIE — GEORGE BALANCHINE’S “THE NUTCRACKER”

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

When: 6 p.m. Monday

Details: Angels and sugarplums, a magic prince, a dreamy young girl, a mysterious old man and a Christmas tree that grows sky high. Enter the world of this enchanting version of the timeless Yuletide fantasy featuring the New York City Ballet and narrated by Kevin Kline.

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

TUESDAY, Dec. 18

MAYOR’S COMMITTEE ON AGING MEETING

Where: Office of Aging, 1055 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Tuesday

Details: Open to the public. The agenda is posted at the county building in Hilo and on the county’s website.

Contact: Luana Ancheta-Kauwe, 961-8005, luana.ancheta-kauwe@hawaiicounty.gov

THURSDAY, Dec. 20

MERIT APPEALS BOARD MEETING

Where: Conference Room, Department of Human Resources, 101 Pauahi St., Suite 2, Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Thursday

Details: Approval of minutes (Sept. 19, 2018); Comm. Nos. 18-01.01 and 18-01.02 stating the Merit Appeals Board has no comments or recommendations re the Hawaii County Charter, and the Charter Commission acknowledging receipt of MAB’s communication; Comm. No. 18-02 appealing an employment action concerning discharge from the fire recruit process by the Hawaii County fire department (setting a hearing date); FY2018-2019 annual performance evaluation of the director of Human Resources; SurveyMonkey questions for FY2018-2019; director’s report.

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

WHAT’S UP ON MAUNAKEA? INSECT DIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM MONITORING FOR CONSERVATION AND LAND MANAGEMENT

Where: UH-Hilo, Science & Technology Building, Room 108, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Details: Arthropods (insects, spiders, centipedes, etc.) are the most diverse group of terrestrial animals and lynchpins connecting nutrient cycling between plants, herbivores, carnivores and detritivores. On Maunakea, there are unique species that evolved and adapted throughout hundreds of thousands of years. Hundreds of species of insects have been collected and identified during a five-year baseline arthropod biodiversity assessment in the UH Maunakea Science Reserve, and the amazing stories of insects and the world we share assists with real-time ecosystem conservation planning on Maunakea.

Contact: Fritz Klasner, 933-0734, fklasner@hawaii.edu

FRIDAY, Dec. 21

ALOHA FRIDAY PROGRAM

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Friday

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

COMING

HOW TO MAKE HAUPIA

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center lanai, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10 a.m. Dec. 26

Details: Made from the pia root (arrowroot) and mixed with coconut milk or cream, then steamed, boiled or baked into a pudding, haupia is a popular and authentic cultural dessert. Part of ‘Ike Hana No‘eau “Experience the Skillful Work” workshops. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

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

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

21ST ANNUAL WAILEA VILLAGE MOCHI POUNDING

Where: Akiko’s Buddhist Bed & Breakfast, 29-2091 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Hakalau

When: 8 a.m. Dec. 29

Details: Experience what now has become a tradition for many island residents and visitors alike, making traditional rice cakes the “old-fashioned” way. Everyone takes their turn at pounding the glutinous sticky rice for good luck. Fire building starts at 6:30 a.m. to steam the rice. Lunch will be available for $5. The event also includes New years crafts and calligraphy, New Year’s kadomatsu (bamboo arrangement), fortune telling, I Ching readings, prayers and blessings, massage, Okinawan taiko drumming at noon, Hawaiian entertainment with Lito Archangel, jazz with Leonard Kubo and Louanne Gurney and special guest artists. It’s a great cultural mix of everything that makes Hawaii so special.

Contact: Akiko Masuda, 963-6422, msakiko@hawaii.rr.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, info@waimeaoceanfilm.org

OVERVIEW OF KILAUEA VOLCANO’S 2018 EVENTS

Where: UH-Hilo, University Classroom Building Room 100, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 10, 2019

Details: Presented by Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientist Ingrid Johanson. Free and open to public.

Contact: Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, 967-7328, askHVO@usgs.gov

OVERVIEW OF KILAUEA VOLCANO’S 2018 EVENTS

Where: Gates Performing Arts Center, Hawaii Preparatory Academy, 65-1692 Kohala Mountain Road, Waimea

When: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 16, 2019

Details: Presented by Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientist Ingrid Johanson. Free and open to public.

Contact: Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, 967-7328, askHVO@usgs.gov

OVERVIEW OF KILAUEA VOLCANO’S 2018 EVENTS

Where: Kealakehe High School cafeteria, 74-5000 Puohulihuli St., Kailua-Kona

When: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17, 2019

Details: Presented by Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientist Ingrid Johanson. Free and open to public.

Contact: Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, 967-7328, askHVO@usgs.gov

ENVIRONMENT HAWAII DINNER

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

When: 6 p.m. Jan. 18, 2019

Details: UH-Hilo professor of oceanography Craig Smith will present ”Mining the Deep Sea: Treasure vs. Destruction in the Ocean’s Most Pristine Ecosystems.” Smith has studied deep-sea areas for more than a decade. His work has led the International Seabed Authority to recommended protections against mining of the Clarion-Clipperton Zone, an area rich in manganese nodules. Live music by Jazz x 2, buffet dinner, silent auction. Cost is $70 per person (includes $35 donation).

Contact: Patricia Tummons, 934-0115, ptummons@gmail.com

ROLE OF UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS (DRONES) DURING 2018 KILAUEA ERUPTION

Where: UH-Hilo, University Classroom Building, Room 100, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 31, 2019

Details: Ryan Perroy, director of UH-Hilo’s Spatial Data Analysis and Visualization Laboratory, presents drone imagery and video collected by his team during Kilauea’s 2018 eruption and discusses lessons learned. Free and open to public.

Contact: Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, 967-7328, askHVO@usgs.gov

WILIWILI FESTIVAL

Where: Waikoloa Stables, 68-1936 Waikoloa Road, Waikoloa

When: 9 a.m. Feb. 9, 2019

Details: This is a fun, free educational event for all ages and a great opportunity to learn more about the unique environment of the Big Island. Featured this year will be guided tours of the Waikoloa Dry Forest Preserve, on-site workshops, educational talks, music, food, vendors and a silent auction.

Contact: Jen, 494-2208, jen@waikoloadryforest.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

FREE SERVICE AND THERAPY DOG CERTIFICATION

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

When: Noon Sundays 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 volunteer at their location twice a month for six months using either your dog or their full-time therapy dog, Yuki.

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

JAVANESE BRONZE GONG ORCHESTRA (GAMELAN)

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

When: 6 p.m. Mondays and/or 4 p.m. Wednesdays

Details: The exotic sound of Javanese gamelan (an orchestra of bronze gongs and metallophones) has been described as “moonlight and flowing water.” Whether you are already an accomplished musician, or just someone who wanted to learn to play an instrument but never got around to it, you might enjoy learning gamelan. Classes are free and open to all. New members can start any time as long as space is available.

Contact: Carol Walker, 938-7650, cwalker@ehcc.org

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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