Calendar for January 12

Arts & Exhibits

TODAY, Jan. 12

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BANYAN DRIVE ART STROLL

Where: Lili‘uokalani Gardens, Hilo

When: Noon today

Details: The third annual stroll covers most of Banyan Drive from Suisan through the Grand Naniloa Hotel. Events and exhibits are scheduled at Hilo Bay Cafe, Ali‘i Ice, Lili‘uokalani Gardens, Banyan Gallery, Hilo Hawaiian Hotel and the Grand Naniloa. Vote for People’s Choice in art and photography exhibits. Enjoy entertainment. Learn from plein air artists demonstrations and photographers tours. Bid on silent auction items. Enter for door prizes. All day. Free admission.

Contact: K.T. Cannon-Eger, 895-8130, kteger@hawaii.rr.com

SUNDAY, Jan. 13

AN ART EXHIBITION BY SOKO — SOUTH KONA ARTISTS

Where: Pictures Plus, 75-1006 Henry St., Kailua-Kona

When: 9:30 a.m. Sunday through Tuesday

Details: “Collective Synergy, An Exhibition by SOKO-South Kona Artists.” Featuring 12 artists. Show can be viewed during regular hours at Pictures Plus.

Contact: Pamela Colton Radosevich, 989-4300, pamradosevich@gmail.com

MONDAY, Jan. 14

HAWAII WOOD GUILD 33RD INVITATIONAL SHOW

Where: Isaacs Art Center, 65-1268 Kawaihae Road, Waimea

When: 10 a.m. through Feb. 23

Details: Opening and reception 5-7 p.m. Jan. 12. Show can be viewed Tuesday through Saturday and features 18 Big Island master artisans of wood, with 51 entries. Meet the Artist each Saturday during the show, with artists present to answer questions.

Contact: Marcus Castaing, 987-8177, marcuscastaing@aol.com

COMING

SKEA ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DAY AND GALLERY SHOW

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

When: 2 p.m. Jan. 27

Details: Art exhibit and sale by the SOKO group (South Kona Artists Cooperative), hula performance with Aloha Mahina Hula Halau, music by NightTrain808, beverages and pupus, silent auction, brief meeting, closing with a kanikapila. Everyone is welcome to this free event. For more information, visit www.skea.org.

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

Classes

TODAY, Jan. 12

40 DAYS TO TRANSFORMATION

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: Various days and times through Feb. 24

Details: Here’s an opportunity to cultivate positive new habits through the exploration of yoga and experience for yourself your own personal transformation. Attend any class at any time of the day. All that is asked is that your commitment to this is sincere; two days of home practice or studio practice per week. Using the guidelines set out in Baron Baptiste’s book, “40 Days to Personal Revolution,” you will intuitively learn to make healthy, wholesome food choices that are nourishing and sustaining. Group discussion and meditation at 11:45 a.m. each Sunday. Cost is $199, which includes 40 days of unlimited yoga (class cards will be frozen), Baptiste’s book, weekly check-ins, group discussion and meditations, development of personal exploration diary and more, including a supportive kula to support you on your journey. The reward is a week of free yoga.

Contact: Molly Masaoka, 934-7233, molly@yogacentered.com

ADULT WIRE JEWELRY CLASS WITH ALEX MIDDLETON

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

When: Noon today

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

JIVAMUKTI INVERSION WORKSHOP WITH BANKA

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. today

Details: The inverted poses in yoga revitalize the whole system as well as provide many physiological and psychological benefits. A guided asana practice will be followed by a breakdown of several inversions.

Contact: Molly Masaoka, 934-7233, molly@yogacentered.com

MONDAY, Jan. 14

COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS 2 FOR SENIORS

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

When: 9 a.m. Monday and Thursday

Details: Without the previous class that emphasizes mouse skills, most beginners will find this course too advanced. Learn to create folders on your desktop, how to personalize your computer and how to save to a flash drive. Cost is $50; daily parking fee $3.

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

TUESDAY, Jan. 15

IPAD 2 FOR SENIORS

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

When: 9 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday

Details: Learn how to have more fun with your iPad, more photos, music and apps. Bring your iPad, Apple ID and password. Cost is $50; daily parking fee $3.

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

SOCIAL DANCE CLASS MIXED PLATE WITH DENISE

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

When: 6:15 p.m. beginning Tuesday

Details: Through March 6. For first-timers and the not-so-experienced who want to learn a variety of dance styles, with emphasis on musicality and lead/follow. For singles and couples. Cost is $3 per class or $15 for the six sessions. Enter the Elks Lodge from Ululani Street.

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

ARTISTRY IN BOLERO DANCE CLASS

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

When: 7 p.m. beginning Tuesday

Details: Through March 6. For those who have experience in Bolero. Develop techniques and artistry in this Latin dance. For singles and couples. Cost is $3 per class. Six sessions. Enter the Elks Lodge from Ululani Street.

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

CREATIVITY IN DANCING 3 COUNT HUSTLE

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

When: 7:45 p.m. beginning Tuesday

Details: Through March 6. For those with experience, this dance class will smooth out the rough edges and develop more intricate moves with style and control. For singles and couples. Cost is $3 per class. Six sessions. Enter the Elks Lodge from Ululani Street.

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

THURSDAY, Jan. 17

KAMANA CENTER SENIOR LECTURES

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

When: 10 a.m. Thursday

Details: Series runs 10 weeks. Cost is $10 for the entire session. This week’s lecture will feature Emily Low, who will present information about mindfulness. Come early to register. On Jan. 24, Don Hemmes will present “Overseas Adventure Travel to China and Tibet.”

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

FREE BROWN BAG TALK

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

When: Noon on Jan. 17

Details: This month’s speaker is Sylvia Kahalia Dolena, who will present “Communication for Results: Principles to Produce Exceptional Outcomes.” Learn the critical listening skills to have your ideas understood, to create great collaborations, to quickly resolve problems and get results. Hosted by Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center.

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

FRIDAY, Jan. 18

CONSTRUCTIVE CONFLICT: MAKE A LONG-TERM DIFFERENCE

Where: Hawaii Innovation Center, 117 Keawe St., Hilo

When: 8:30 a.m. Friday

Details: Activities and practical strategies to understand the difference between abuse, conflict and resistance; use communication skills to evolve meaning rather than just state your case; and understand how victim/perpetrator identities influence communication.

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

COMING

ALCOHOL INK ART FOR TEENS AND TWEENS

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

When: Noon on Jan. 19

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

EDWARD GERHARD

Where: Westin Hapuna Beach Resort, Kamani Room, 62-100 Kaunaoa Drive, Kohala Coast

When: 1:30 p.m. Jan. 19

Details: Master class guitar workshop. Must be booked in advance at bluesbearhawaii.com. Cost is $55.

Contact: Les Hershhorn, 896-4845, bluesbearhawaii@gmail.com

NEW YEAR VISION BOARD WORKSHOP

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

When: 2 p.m. Jan. 19

Details: Focus on your future goals, overcoming obstacles and envisioning a new you during this interactive, personalized workshop. Space is limited. Cost is $30. Register at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.

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

ZENTANGLE — ZEN LETTERS CREATIVE MONOGRAMS

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

When: 1:30 p.m. Jan. 20

Details: Create unique monograms using a variety of techniques with pens, paper, shading and splashes of color. All materials and light refreshments provided. Space is limited. Cost is $20. Register at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.

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

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF WINE AND WATERCOLORS WITH NANCY DeLUCREZIA

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

When: 4 p.m. Jan. 22

Details: Learn how to transfer a photo onto watercolor paper and get introduced to all the basic techniques you need to create a lovely painting of your picture. Techniques covered will include basic palette set up, color theory and mixing, masking, wet in wet, texturizing and how to create depth, highlights and shadows. During the class, participants will enjoy a sampling of several wines from Grapes – A Wine Store in Hilo. Cost is $35 or $30 for VAC members plus a $17 supply fee. A still-life photo will be provided for students to paint. Space is limited; pre-registration required by calling VAC or visiting www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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

CREATIVE RETREAT — ACRYLIC PAINT POURING

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

When: 2 p.m. Jan. 23 and 26

Details: Explore four abstract methods of painting without a brush: string pulled feathers, layered balloon smoosh, metallic tree ring galaxy pour and dirty flip cup with silicone. Participants will create four paintings. All materials and light refreshments provided. Space is limited. Cost is $40. Register at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.

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

ASTROLOGY, STARS SCIENCE MADE EASY

Where: Vive Institute, 224 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 6:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 23

Details: Through Feb. 8. Discover how professional astrology differs from the daily horoscope.

Contact: Yahavah Mathison, 936-5255, yahavahaquarian@gmail.com

LITTLE FIRE ANT MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

Where: Hawaii Department of Agriculture, 16 E. Lanikaula St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Jan. 25

Details: Free monthly workshop for residents who want to manage little fire ants around their homes. Learn some ant biology basics, then be guided through the various management techniques including practical demonstrations on how to mix and apply the HAL gel bait. Book early as there are limited seats available. You must email Heather Forester at the address below or call the number below to register.

Contact: Heather Forester, 315-5656, heather.forester@littlefireants.com

HOW TO CREATE YOUR 2019 SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING PLAN

Where: Hawaii Innovation Center, 117 Keawe St. No. 105, Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Jan. 25

Details: Participants will learn four keys to online marketing. Register at www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-create-your-2019-social-media-marketing-plan-tickets-54269569744.

Contact: Denise Laitinen, 281-3497, Deniseinhilo@gmail.com

MIXED MEDIA ENCAUSTIC WORKSHOP WITH MARY MILELZCIK

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

When: 10 a.m. Jan. 26

Details: Learn safe studio practices, all the encaustic painting basics, step-by-step. Various techniques will be demonstrated and a variety of substrates, including panels and paper, will be available. After instruction and experimenting, you will have the opportunity to create a small finished encaustic painting on a panel, and encaustic on fine art paper. An assortment of marking tools and brushes, and also interesting papers, photographs, minerals, fibers and other natural and found materials will be provided for students to incorporate into their paintings. Students are encouraged to bring other items they’d like to use. Cost is $60, or $55 for VAC members, plus a $25 supply fee. To register, call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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

THE SOUND OF SOUL

Where: Aloha Wellness Center, 239 Haili St., Hilo

When: Noon on Jan. 27

Details: Are you looking for self-empowering ways to make your life run smoother? Interested in conquering a long-standing habit or problem this year? Come gain personal wisdom to meet the waves of life. This is a nondenominational, community event sponsored by Eckankar.org with no admission fee. Meets the fourth Sunday of every month, except February.

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

HOW TO CREATE A SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT CALENDAR

Where: Hawaii Innovation Center, 117 Keawe St. No. 105, Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Feb. 1

Details: Learn how to create a social media content calendar based on your specific target audience. Learn how to save hours of time and frustration by creating a content calendar that attracts a bigger audience for your business. Register at www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-create-a-social-media-content-calendar-tickets-54270320991.

Contact: Denise Laitinen, 281-3497, Deniseinhilo@gmail.com

TIPS AND TRICKS TO SCHEDULING SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS

Where: Hawaii Innovation Center, 117 Keawe St. No. 105, Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Feb. 8

Details: Building on lessons learned in “How to Create a Social Media Content Calendar,” learn about several different free online tools, called dashboard management programs, that enable small business owners to write and schedule social media posts to multiple different platforms at the same time.. Register at www.eventbrite.com/e/tips-and-tricks-to-scheduling-social-media-posts-tickets-54270958899.

Contact: Denise Laitinen, 281-3497, Deniseinhilo@gmail.com

INSTAGRAM FOR BUSINESS 101

Where: Hawaii Innovation Center, 117 Keawe St. No. 105, Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Feb. 15

Details: This class will take attendees through the five key steps of using Instagram for a business and how to launch successful Instagram campaigns. Participants will also learn the importance of hashtags and how to use them effectively, ways to optimize your business profile and how to drive traffic to your website from your Instagram business account. Register at www.eventbrite.com/e/instagram-for-business-101-tickets-54154200672 .

Contact: Denise Laitinen, 281-3497, Deniseinhilo@gmail.com

Clubs

TODAY, Jan. 12

HILO ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING

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

When: 1:30 p.m. today

Details: Robert Cating, assistant extension agent at the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, will speak present ”Orchid CSI,” speaking about the fungi, bacteria and viruses that can attack orchids and what you can do about them. Public welcome. Free.

Contact: Dana Culleney, 430-6653, info@hiloorchidsociety.org

SUNDAY, Jan. 13

KAMEHAMEHA CANOE CLUB GENERAL MEETING

Where: Kamehameha Halau, Bayfront area nearest Suisan, Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Sunday

Details: Those who want to be on the board or want to nominate someone should message the contact person below. Discussion will include upcoming events, club protocols, dues and practice times for the upcoming regatta season. Ages 8 and older welcome.

Contact: Sherise Kana‘e-Kane, 989-5066, Honeykanae5@gmail.com

MONDAY, Jan. 14

KOREA VETS MONTHLY MEETING

Where: Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home, 1180 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Monday

Details: Committee, disability and agenda reviews, and KWV Memorial status.

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

TUESDAY, Jan. 15

BIG ISLAND WATER GARDEN CLUB

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

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Monthly club meeting. Public invited. A mini auction concludes agenda.

Contact: Karen, secretary, 935-5357, stephen@backyardeden.com

ORCHIDLAND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION BOARD MEETING

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

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Orchidland lot owners are encouraged to attend.

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

COMING

HAWAII LOA CHAPTER, NATIONAL SOCIETY DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

Where: Waikoloa Community Church, 68-3621 Paniolo Ave., Waikoloa Village

When: 10 a.m. Jan. 19

Details: Aannual membership and business meeting will feature committee highlights and recognition, installation of new members, memorials for Marsha Erickson and Joyce Pobanz, election of delegates to the state DAR Conference and to NSDAR’s Continental Congress, and election of chapter officers for 2019-21, plus a special presentation of the merit-based national NSDAR Conservation Award to Noah Gomes of Hilo. Potluck to follow. Aloha wear suggested for group photo. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.

Contact: Mary Ellen Smith, 322-6870, mellencs@aol.com

HILO WIRE CLUB WITH ALEX MIDDLETON

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

When: Noon on Jan. 26

Details: Create wire jewelry, explore wire art, exchange ideas, learn beyond the basics and have fun. Tools and basic supplies are provided. Basic experience with pliers is required, or if you attended a previous class. Recommended for ages 14 and older. Registration required; call the reference desk at the number below.

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

Health

THURSDAY, Jan. 17

ADVANCE HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE — DO YOU HAVE ONE?

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

When: 9 a.m. Thursday

Details: Let us help you complete an advanced health care directive that documents your end of life wishes. Free and does not require an attorney. Bring your family and loved ones to learn about this important topic together. To register, call Tony Kent at 292-4559 or Amy Hamane at 965-1500. Light refreshments will be provided.

Contact: Sally Mermel, 967-7426, sally.volcano@gmail.com

COMING

COMMUNITY CARES 2019

Where: Old Kona Airport Park, events pavilion, 75-5560 Kuakini Highway, Kailua-Kona

When: 10 a.m. Jan. 19

Details: This year’s theme is “Over The Rainbow: Wizard of Oz Style.” Proceeds are used to help sustain the COMMUNITYCares Cancer Resource Center & Wig Closet, brighten the lives of cancer and medical hair loss patients and efforts that speak out against domestic violence. Hair donations go to Locks of Love. The fundraising goal is $10,000. The event will feature live entertainment, food, a photo booth, massages, haircuts, fantasy face painting, nail art and great vendor booths. There also will be a silent auction with a wide variety of items on which to bid.

Contact: Tiana Steinberg, 896-6310, communitycareshawaii@gmail.com

OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP

Where: Hilo Medical Center cafeteria, 1190 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 11:30 a.m. Jan. 19

Details: Meet new friends, share experiences and provide mutual support in an environment that’s friendly and safe. Meets the third Saturday of each month; open to all ostomates, pre-ostomy patients, caregivers, interested medical professionals and the public.

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

SAM RICE WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

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

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

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

NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP

Where: Oki Conference Room, 688 Kinoole St., Suite 115A, Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 25

Details: Monthly meeting that helps people gain understanding and empathy for loved ones living with and recovering from mental illness. Learn more, connect with others and feel empowered.

Contact: Carol Denis, 935-0615, caroldhilo@gmail.com

Just for Keiki

TODAY, Jan. 12

READING TAILS WITH PIERRE AND MAILE

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

When: 11 a.m. today and Jan. 26

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. Pierre loves hearing stories about magical places and characters. Parents/caregivers are encouraged to join their little ones for this special reading time.

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

COMING

PAJAMA JAMMIE JAM

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

When: 6 p.m. Jan. 29

Details: Miss Gretchen hosts this special story time before bedtime in the children’s room. Get comfy and cozy with bedtime stories and music as you wind down your busy day. All ages are welcome and bedtime attire is encouraged; you can even bring a blanket and pillow.

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

TUTU AND ME STORY TIME

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

When: 10:30 a.m. Feb. 14

Details: Special story time that will include a craft project following the story. Program suitable for all ages, and caretakers are encouraged to attend.

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

Outdoors

THURSDAY, Jan. 17

STEWARDSHIP OF KIPUKAPUAULU

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

When: 9:30 a.m. Thursday and Jan. 24 and 31

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. Meet at the Kipukapuaulu parking lot on Mauna Loa Road off Highway 11 in the park. New volunteer? Contact Marilyn Nicholson for more information at nickem@hawaii.rr.com.

Special note: If the federal government shutdown continues, it might be best to contact the above person to check on the status of this event.

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

FRIDAY, Jan. 18

STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 8:45 a.m. Friday and Jan. 18 and 26

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. Meet project leaders Paul and Jane Field at Kilauea Visitor Center. Visit www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/summit_stewardship.htm for additional planning details.

Special note: If the federal government shutdown continues, it might be best to check ahead before attending this event.

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

Pau Hana

TODAY, Jan. 12

CHILI DINNER AND BINGO

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

When: 6 p.m. today

Details: Meat or vegetarian chili, rice, cornbread, fresh garden salad and dessert for a donation of $10. Two bingo cards are included and additional cards are available for $1. A fun time for the whole family. All welcome.

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

ROCK ’N’ ROLL DANCE

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

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: D.D. and the Highrollers play tunes from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Food and beverages available for purchase. Cover charge is $5.

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

FRIDAY, Jan. 18

SPAGHETTI DINNER AND BINGO

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

When: 6 p.m. Friday

Details: Includes choice of veggie or meat Sauce. Multiple bingo winners each game. Cost for guests is $9.

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

COMING

SWINGING SATURDAY WITH LUCKY SKILLEN AND LIVE MUSIC BY THE JAZZTONES

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

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 19

Details: Special guest instructor for the beginner-friendly dance lesson Skillen is an internationally-known dancer and teacher. No partner necessary. Cost is $15; toe-tappers welcome. The Jazztones will play until 10 p.m. Non-smoking venue with a spacious floor and ample parking behind the hall off Ululani Street.

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

Performances

TODAY, Jan. 12

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES PERFORM

Where: Hilo Farmers Market

When: 10 a.m. today and Jan. 16

Details: Live acoustic music in multiple genre.

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

JAKE SHIMABUKURO

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: Doors open at 6 p.m. Since he first came to the world’s attention with his original take on George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” in a viral video that dominated YouTube in 2005, the Hawaiian-born Shimabukuro has reinvented the four-string instrument, causing many to call him “the Jimi Hendrix of the ukulele. Advance tickets are $30 general, $35 side reserve and $40 center reserved. All ticket prices increase by $5 the day of show.

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

MONDAY, Jan. 14

CLASSICAL GUITAR FROM AROUND THE WORLD

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

When: 6 p.m. Monday

Details: Hawaii guitar prodigy Ian O’Sullivan will perform a program that serves as an introduction to the nuances of sound, rhythm and tradition that defines world music through acoustic and classical guitar. Suitable for all ages interested in learning and listening to music. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

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

TUESDAY, Jan. 15

HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE BANDSTAND

Where: Mooheau Bandstand, 329 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Tuesday and Jan. 22 and 29

Details: Hilo’s own Bert Naihe and hula maiden Noe Noe perform this week. Halau Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna performs Jan. 22. Free event and includes music, hula and lei making. Emcee will be Ku‘ehu Mauga. The Hula Sisters return for a lively hour of music and hula on Jan. 29. Everyone welcome.

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

CLASSICAL GUITAR FROM AROUND THE WORLD

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

When: 5 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Hawaii guitar prodigy Ian O’Sullivan will perform a program that serves as an introduction to the nuances of sound, rhythm and tradition that defines world music through acoustic and classical guitar. Program is for all ages interested in learning and listening to music. Free.

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

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16

MUSICAL OPEN MIC AND JAM SESSION

Where: Alibi Tavern, 16-566 Pahoa Highway, No. 5, Keaau

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday

Details: Come take the stage, network, dance, sing along or just meet some of the best local and visiting musicians around and enjoy the music. Never a cover charge. Must be 21 or older.

Contact: Sam Lightning, 965-1169, samlightninghilo@gmail.com

THURSDAY, Jan. 17

JAZZ NIGHT

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Thursday

Details: In the lobby with music by Soul on a Roll. Special menu in the cafe; wine and Mehana beers available for purchase. Admission is $10. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Come early as seating is limited

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

FRIDAY, Jan. 18

EDWARD GERHARD

Where: Hilo Ukulele & Guitar, 56 Ponahawaii St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Details: Performing on multiple guitars, Gerhard captivates audiences with a rich tone and compositional depth. Artist and composer, he is the quintessential blues guitarist. Tickets are $25. Gerhard also performs at 7 p.m. Jan. 19 in the Kamani Room at the Westin Hapuna Beach Resort, located at 62-100 Kaunaoa Drive on the Kohala Coast (tickets are $35 general, $48 Gold Circle), and 7 p.m. Jan. 20 at Gertrude’s Jazz Bar, located at 75-5699 Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona (tickets are $35). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for each show.

Contact: Les Hershhorn, 896-4845, bluesbearhawaii@gmail.com

EAST HAWAII WOMEN ROCK!

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

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Details: East Hawaii’s all-female gig in celebration of Women’s Wave Week. More than 20 talented women entertainers to be featured. Free, but donations accepted at the door to benefit Hilo Women’s March.

Contact: Ralph Boyea, 982-9434, rcb946@gmail.com

COMING

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES PERFORM

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

When: 10 a.m. Jan. 19

Details: Live acoustic music in multiple genre.

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

HILO COMMUNITY PLAYERS PRESENT “LYSISTRATA”

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

When: 8 p.m. Jan. 18-19 and 25-26; 4:30 p.m. Jan. 20 and 27

Details: Aristophanes’ ancient Greek comedy, and perhaps the original anti-war artistic statement. Tickets are $20 and available at www.hiloplayers.org and at the door. Must be 17 or older to attend.

Contact: Karen Moore, 854-6635, hilocommunityplayers@gmail.com

“CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 25, 27-29; 2:30 p.m. Jan. 27

Details: Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Rated R. Melissa McCarthy stars as Lee Isreal, the best-selling celebrity biographer (and cat lover) who falls out of touch with the marketplace. Unable to get published, she turns her art form to deception and crafts forged letters from prominent literary figures. Based on a true story.

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

HUI KAKO‘O BENEFIT CONCERT SERIES

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

When: 5 p.m. Jan. 26

Details: Featuring Kawika Kahiapo. The concert supports The Food Basket, Hawaii Island’s food bank. Admission to this family-friendly event is two cans of food. Bring more for a chance to win a prize from concert sponsors. Concert will be on the Kai Malo‘o Reef Stage in front of Longs Drugs.

Contact: Brandon Tanaka, 457-0155, clientservices@6pillarsmarketing.com

JOHNNY NICHOLAS AND HELL BENT

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 26

Details: This is Texas songwriting and blues roots music at it’s best, with an opening set by the Honokaa Dragon Jazz Band. Doors open at 6 p.m.

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

“FROM PAHOA WITH LAVA”

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

When: Feb. 2 and the first Saturday of each month through May 4

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. Call or email the contact below for additional information.

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

AUGIE T’S LAST STAND

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 2

Details: Doors open at 6 p.m. After 27 years of performing stand-up comedy, veteran comedian and Palace favorite Augie T begins his final big comedy tour. Wine and Mehana beer will be available for purchase. General admission and reserved tickets are on sale now at the Palace.

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

All Kine Stuffs

TODAY, Jan. 12

STABLES SWAP MEET

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

When: 8:30 a.m. today

Details: Community market; all welcome to attend or vend. New vendors each time. Featuring garage sale items, produce, plants, arts and crafts, food trucks and all kine stuffs. Plenty of parking. Second Saturday of each month.

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

F.O.L.K. BOOK SALE

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

When: 9 a.m. today

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

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

RAINBOW FRIENDS ANIMAL SANCTUARY ADOPTION EVENT

Where: Aloha Pawz, 697 Manono St., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. today

Details: Come on out and see some great dogs for adoption.

Contact: Kathy, 982-5110, kathy@rainbowfriends.org

CHAIRMAN OF HAWAII COUNTY CHARTER COMMISSION TO SPEAK

Where: Tex Drive In, 45-690 Pakalana St., Honokaa

When: 11 a.m. today

Details: Everyone interested is invited to hear Douglass Shipman Adams, chairman of the county Charter Commission, speak following the League of Women Voters-Hilo Branch business meeting and planning session that starts at 10 a.m. A no-host luncheon follows the talk.

Contact: Helen Hemmes, 935-6214, hrhemmes@gmail.com

AQUARIUM TRADE EDUCATION PARTY

Where: Mokupapapa Discovery Center, 76 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 3 p.m. today

Details: Where have all the fishes gone? Join Sierra Club of Hawaii Moku Loa Group for this event that will feature coral reef experts, an art gallery and pupus. The event is zero waste; bring your own plate, cup and utensils. Free. All welcome.

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

SUNDAY, Jan. 13

AIKIDO DOJO GRAND OPENING

Where: 29 Shipman St., No. 106, Hilo

When: 3 p.m. Sunday

Details: Aikido of Hilo has a new ground floor location in the Koehnen Building. There will be a Shinto blessing and the chief instructor’s purification of the dojo. The special ceremony for the beginning of the new year, Kagami Biraki, will include instructor demonstrations, dojo practice and presentation of certificates from recent exams. Following this there will be sharing of a banzai sake toast, mochi and a family potluck. All former members are particularly encouraged to come and celebrate this joyous event.

Contact: Barbara Klein, 935-2454, AikidoOfHilo@gmail.com

“THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday

Details: Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Starring Robert Redford in his final film performance, Sissy Spacek, Danny Glover, Casey Affleck and Tika Sumpter. Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker, from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public.

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

TUESDAY, Jan. 15

A WALK INTO THE PAST WITH THOMAS A. JAGGAR

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10 a.m. Tuesday and Jan. 22 and 29

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 during a tour of his tiny lab located below the Volcano House to see original seismograph equipment and other early instruments. Space is limited; pick up a free ticket at the visitor center’s front desk the day of the program. Free, but park fees apply.

Special note: If the federal government shutdown continues, it might be best to check ahead before attending this event.

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

AFTER DARK IN THE PARK: NEW INSIGHTS FROM KILAUEA’S 2018 LOWER EAST RIFT ZONE ERUPTION

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Details: The May–August eruption resulted in numerous new insights into how Kilauea Volcano works and provided scientists new opportunities to improve their understanding of volcanic hazards. Matt Patrick, a geologist with the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, describes the expected and unexpected aspects of the eruption and discusses how the activity might be used to improve his and other scientists’ ability to forecast future hazards on Kilauea. Free, but park fees apply.

Special note: If the federal government shutdown continues, it might be best to check ahead before attending this event.

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

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16

PUNA SWCD MEETING

Where: W.H. Shipman office, conference room, 16-523 Keaau-Pahoa Road, Keaau

When: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday

Details: Public invited to attend.

Contact: Jennifer Lopez Reavis, 933-8350, jennifer.lopez@hi.nacdnet.net

MAYOR’S COMMITTEE ON PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES MEETING

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

When: 10 a.m. Wednesday

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

Contact: Kalen Koga, 961-8600, kalen.koga@hawaiicounty.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. Wednesday

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

Special note: If the federal government shutdown continues, it might be best to check ahead before attending this event.

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

THURSDAY, Jan. 17

KA‘U SWCD MEETING

Where: Hilo federal building, conference room 302, 154 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, and Ka‘u Mahi Office, Pahala

When: 8:30 a.m. Thursday

Details: Public invited to attend.

Contact: Jennifer Lopez Reavis, 933-8350, jennifer.lopez@hi.nacdnet.net

FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP

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

When: 9 a.m. Thursday

Details: Are you caring for an elder spouse or parent or family member and in need of some healthy feedback and support? Join with other family caregivers and share frustrations, joys and successes. Free adult care during group for your loved one.

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

COLLEGE OF PHARMACY’S EXCHANGE PROGRAM WITH THAILAND

Where: UH-Hilo, Student Services Center, Room W-201, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Thursday

Details: Join Lara Gomez, director of clinical education, and Sepaket Wongwiwallhananukit, professor, to talk about the exchange program. This is part of the International Topic Speaker Series presented by UNA USA Hawaii Island. Free; open to the public.

Contact: Rosemarie Muller, 631-294-0021, rcmuller27@hotmail.com

OVERVIEW OF KILAUEA VOLCANO’S 2018 EVENTS

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

When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday

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

Special note: If the federal government shutdown continues, it might be best to check ahead before attending this event.

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

“HAWAI‘I’S WHITE TERN, MANU-O-KU, AN URBAN SEABIRD” BOOK RELEASE EVENT

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

When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday

Details: Join Susan Scott during a book release event for her latest book, “Hawai‘i’s White Tern, Manu-o-Ku, an Urban Seabird.” During the evening, the book will be available for purchase, with Scott donating her royalties to the Hawaii Audubon Society. She also will give a slide show. The event is free, although a $5 donation is appreciated.

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

“MISS REPRESENTATION”

Where: UH-Hilo, UCB 100, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Details: Part of the Women’s Wave Week events. This film challenges the media’s under-representation of women in positions of influence and power in America. Discussion follows. Part of the America in Crisis Series.

Contact: Noelie Rodriguez, 963-6966, noelie@hawaii.edu

FRIDAY, Jan. 18

WAIAKEA SWCD MEETING

Where: Hilo federal building, conference room 302, 154 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 9:30 a.m. Friday

Details: Public invited to attend.

Contact: Jennifer Lopez Reavis, 933-8350, jennifer.lopez@hi.nacdnet.net

ENVIRONMENT HAWAII DINNER

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

When: 6 p.m. Friday

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

“GREEN BOOK”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Friday through Jan. 22; 2:30 p.m. Jan. 20

Details: Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing. A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South. They must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans.

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

COMING

FAMILY CAREGIVER RESPITE DAY

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

When: 9 a.m. Jan. 19

Details: This month Aubrey Hawk will talk about compassion and choices and the Our Care Our Choice Act, and HIAC Nurse Maleen will answer questions during the Ask the Nurse segment. Audrey Wilson will demo some healthy food to start the year off on the right (or left) foot, and our team of massage therapists will be on hand to ease away some tension. Talk story with other family caregivers and share experiences and solutions. Suggested donation of $10, with scholarships available. Your loved one attends adult care for free while you are here. RSVP to ext. 106 at the number below.

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

TREE PLANTING CEREMONY

Where: Pahoa Community Recreation Center park, 15-2910 Kuuhome St., Pahoa

When: 9 a.m. Jan. 19

Details: Marking the 150th anniversary (1868-2018) of the first Japanese immigrant to Hawaii. Hosted by Pahoa Nikkei Jin Kai with the Pahoa Japanese Association in commemoration of the arrival of the “Gannenmono” (first immigrant) to the Hawaiian Islands in 1868. Open to public. There also be an award presentation for the winner of a poster contest.

Contact: Satoshi Tomioka, 966-9981, stomioka@honpahi.org

THIRD ANNUAL HILO WOMEN’S MARCH

Where: State building, 75 Aupuni St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Jan. 19

Details: Celebrate accomplishments during the past two years with a Women’s Wave March, Rally and Community Resource Fair. Women’s Wave T-shirts will be available for sale. After the march there will be informational booths, speakers, entertainment and food trucks. Come at 9 a.m. to make your own sign. Plenty of free parking in government lots.

Contact: Jenn Kagiwada, 510-301-7174, womensmarchhilo@gmail.com

HAWAII’S WHITE TERN

Where: Basically Books, 160 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Jan. 19

Details: Marine biologist Susan Scott crafted a reliable, informative resource filled with photographs about Hawaii’s white tern. An energetic fishing bird, they fly far from land to feed. Sailors on voyaging canoes keep a close eye on them to provide the bearing of nearby islands.

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

A PERFECT DAY FOR AN ALBATROSS

Where: Basically Books, 160 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 11:30 a.m. Jan. 19

Details: Author and artist Caren Loebel-Fried sweeps you into a world of wind, rolling seas, boisterous dancing and the intense commitment of the albatross to one another and their nestlings.

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

SATURDAY MOVIE MATINEE: “THE INCREDIBLES 2”

Where: Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave.

When: 2 p.m. Jan. 19

Details: Free and open to all ages. Children ages 5 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. The library will provide light refreshments. No outside food or drinks will be permitted.

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

A GATHERING IN MEMORY OF MLK JR. — PEACE IN ONESELF, PEACE IN THE WORLD

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

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 20

Details: This is an opportunity to reflect on the world of interconnection in memory and honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Open to public. Look into the conditions that separate us from others. The Buddha encourages us to awaken from our illusion of separateness and the three poisons of greed, anger and ignorance. How can we awaken and learn to live and walk together in our world? A panel of leaders from various sectors of the community will speak about authentic and meaningful ways we can use in our communication with others so we can find peace in oneself and peace in the world.

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

AFTER DARK IN THE PARK: WHAT HAPPENED AT THE SUMMIT OF KILAUEA IN 2018?

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 22

Details: In early May, as the lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u dropped, concern grew that explosive eruptions at the summit of Kilauea, like those in 1924, could occur. Some explosions did occur, sending plumes of ash high into the air. But what followed was even more dramatic: the largest summit collapse since at least 1800 accompanied by thousands of earthquakes that caused extensive damage to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory building and national park infrastructure. Along with colleagues, USGS geophysicist Kyle Anderson closely monitored the summit activity as it unfolded, creating models to understand what was happening — and what might happen next. Join Anderson as he talks about the extraordinary events that took place at Kilauea’s summit this summer and how those events have helped scientists better understand Kilauea and other volcanoes around the world.

Special note: If the federal government shutdown continues, it might be best to check ahead before attending this event.

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

LEI MAKING DEMONSTRATION

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center lanai, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10 a.m. Jan. 23

Details: Join park rangers and Hawaii Pacific Parks Association staff as they share their knowledge and help you make your own lei. Part of ‘Ike Hana No‘eau “Experience the Skillful Work” workshops. Free, but park fees apply.

Special note: If the federal government shutdown continues, it might be best to check ahead before attending this event.

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

“BURNED: ARE TREES THE NEW COAL?”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 24

Details: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Feature-length documentary that takes an unwavering look at the latest electric power industry solution to climate change. The film tells the story of how woody biomass has become the fossil fuel industry’s renewable, green savior, and of the people and parties who are fighting against and promoting its adoption and use. Climate reality discussion follows the screening.

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

CELEBRATE NATIONAL PUZZLE DAY

Where: Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave.

When: 1 p.m. Jan. 26

Details: National Puzzle Day is celebrated each year on Jan. 29, but the library is celebrating a few days early. There will be jigsaw puzzles suitable for all ages. Stop in and help other members of the community put together a puzzle and enter to win a completed puzzle. Free and suitable for all ages. Puzzles are courtesy of the Friends of the Hilo Public Library.

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

OPEN HOUSE

Where: St. Joseph School, 1000 Ululani St., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Jan. 27

Details: For grades PK-12.

Contact: Stacelyn Dente, 935-4936, sdente@sjshilo.org

MEET ELAINE BENTLEY BAUGHN

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

When: 6 p.m. Jan. 28

Details: Elaine Bentley Baughn is a psychotherapist with more than 25 years experience. Join her as she discusses her most recent book, “5 Rules for Drama-Free Living.” This is a concise how-to guide for removing the drama from your life, complete with humor, good brain science and insightful strategies that really work.

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

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

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

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.

Special note: If the federal government shutdown continues, it might be best to check ahead before attending this event.

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

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: Wailoa Art Center, 200 Piopio 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 FOR GRADES 3-6

Where: Aikido of Hilo, 29 Shipman St., No. 106, 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

DANCING AT THE ELKS

Where: Elks Lodge, 150 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Fridays

Details: Until 9 p.m. Open dancing, great for practicing ballroom, swing, bachata, salsa, cha cha, waltz and various other styles. Open to the public. Free.

Contact: Howard Ishida, 284-6407, hishida1@hawaii.rr.com

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. 106, Hilo

When: Various days and times (call or email for additional information)

Details: Exercise your body, mind and spirit with aikido, an effective self-defense and path of self-development, integrating the whole person — physically, mentally and spiritually. Improves flexibility, endurance and coordination, self-confidence, discipline and awareness. Various days and times for classes. Cost is $60 per month; families $90. Check www.AikidoOfhilo.org for additional information.

Contact: Barbara Klein, 935-2454, AikidoOfHilo@gmail.com

COUNTRY WESTERN DANCE CLASS WITH DENISE

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

When: 6:15 p.m. (call or email for days)

Details: Through March 7. Features two step, swing, waltz and other requests. Learn to spin, dip and weave through traffic. Call or email for more specific information.

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

LEARN TO DANCE SALSA WITH DENISE

Where: Holy Apostles Episcopal Church, 1407 Kapiolani St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. (call or email for days)

Details: Through March 6. Get a strong foundation and variations that will last a lifetime. First lesson is $1. Call or email for more specific information.

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

WEST COAST SWING WITH DENISE

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

When: Begins at 7:30 p.m. March 27

Details: Get a strong foundation and variations that will last a lifetime. For singles and couples. For Elks members and their guests. First lesson is free. Call or email for additional information.

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

AL-ANON EAST HAWAII

Where: Various locations

When: Various times

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Contact: Dana C., 430-6653, dr.easthawaii@gmail.com

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