Calendar for January 19

Arts & Exhibits

TODAY, Jan. 19

ADVERTISING


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

SUNDAY, Jan. 20

TOUR OF MURALS DONE BY LOCAL ARTIST

Where: Hilo and Papaikou

When: Noon on Sunday

Details: Local muralist and musician Al Russell shows three large murals gifted to Hilo, as you caravan in your own car to them. There are two in Hilo and one in Papaikou. Meet at Basically Books in Hilo for first mural showcase/discussion. RSVP to the email address below or text the number below. Free.

Contact: Al Russell, 421-8559, ocd@ocdlove.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. 19

ALCOHOL INK ART FOR TEENS AND TWEENS

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

When: Noon today

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

NEW YEAR VISION BOARD WORKSHOP

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

When: 2 p.m. today

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

SUNDAY, Jan. 20

ZENTANGLE — ZEN LETTERS CREATIVE MONOGRAMS

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

When: 1:30 p.m. Sunday

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

MONDAY, Jan. 21

BASIC WORD PROCESSING FOR SENIORS

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

When: 10 a.m. Monday through Wednesday

Details: Not a typing class. Program taught is Microsoft Word 2010. Learn how to move your words around on a digital sheet of paper, insert a picture and print catchy invitations or posters. Cost is $50; daily parking fee $3.

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

TUESDAY, Jan. 22

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. Tuesday

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

LIFE DRAWING WITH HILO ARTIST HUI

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

When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: Open to all; participants younger than 18 must provide permission from a parent to attend. Cost is $10 per person. Sessions feature drawing from a nude or partially draped model in a traditional format, starting with one-minute gesture drawings and working up to 20-minute poses. Chairs are provided; however, participants must furnish their own drawing materials. Please bring your own drawing board or easel; an 11-by-14-inch or larger pad of paper is recommended. All mediums are fine to use. If you want to paint using traditional oils you must use a low odor, artist-grade solvent. For more information, call Robert Weiss at 557-0097.

Contact: Bub Pratt, 464-3388, kukuaustudio@gmail.com

BON DANCE CLASSES

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

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday and Feb. 12 and 26

Details: Every second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Exercise and fun; learn older, traditional as well as contemporary upbeat dances that can be danced at every bon dance throughout the summer. Also learn the history and background of the dances. Donation of $5.

Contact: Akiko Masuda, 963-6422, msakiko@hawaii.rr.com

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23

CREATIVE RETREAT — ACRYLIC PAINT POURING

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

When: 2 p.m. Wednesday and Jan. 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 Wednesday

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

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

THURSDAY, Jan. 24

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 Don Hemmes, who will present “Overseas Adventure Travel to China and Tibet.”

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

FRIDAY, Jan. 25

LITTLE FIRE ANT MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

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

When: 9 a.m. Friday

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. Friday

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

COMING

INFANT/ADULT CPR COURSE

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

When: 9 a.m. Jan. 26

Details: Become certified in CPR and learn life-saving skills. Classes are the fourth Saturday of each month. Cost is $100 per person. Register by phone at the number below; space is limited.

Contact: Geno Ortiz, 960-9567, genoort@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

LUCKY DANCE WORKSHOP

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

When: 11 a.m. Jan. 26

Details: Learn some swing dancing with international instructor and performer Brian “Lucky” Skillen. Four one-hour classes will include Charleston (for all levels), Use The Force (for dancers knowing swingout) and Big Apple (all levels). Full schedule at hilohepcats.org. Each class is $20 at the door or $75 for all four; reduced price if paid by Wednesday (Jan. 23). No partner necessary.

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

COMEDY WORKSHOP WITH M.C. POPPY

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

When: 1 p.m. Jan. 26 and Feb. 2

Details: Workshops followed by a comedy show is at 6 p.m. Feb. 9. Cost is $10. Features Poppy Mojito. Register at kukuaustudio.com, click the donate button and leave a note. Leave the kids at home for this event.

Contact: Bub Pratt, 464-3388, kukuaustudio@gmail.com

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

INTERNET AND EMAIL FOR SENIORS

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

When: 9 a.m. Jan. 28 and 31

Details: Learn the basics: how to stay safe while surfing the internet and how to email and forward emails to each other. Cost is $50; daily parking fee $3.

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

FREE PIYO LIVE! CLASS

Where: Kurtistown Assembly of God Church, 17-550 Volcano Road, Kurtistown

When: 5:30 p.m. Jan. 28

Details: Low-impact strength and stretching workout inspired by pilates and yoga. Free. Bring a yoga mat or towel. Shoes optional.

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

ENGLISH AS SECOND LANGUAGE

Where: UH-Hilo, Kanakaloe Hall, Room 107, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. beginning Jan. 28

Details: Through April 29. Free class; no registration needed. Two sections. All non-native speakers welcome. Free parking.

Contact: Bela Conley-Ramsay, 932-7243, bela@hawaii.edu

EXCEL SPREADSHEET FOR SENIORS

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

When: 10 a.m. Jan. 29-Feb. 1

Details: Program taught is Excel 2010. Learn how to use your computer like a calculator by creating formulas which tell it to add, subtract, multiply, divide in a nanosecond. Learn how to create pie charts and bar charts from a table of figures you create. Cost is $50; daily parking fee $3.

Contact: June Knell, 932-7928, cyberlu@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

ABSTRACT PAINTING WORKSHOP WITH DARCY GRAY

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

When: 10 a.m. Feb. 2

Details: Learn how to take risks and gain more confidence in your own way of painting. Students will be led through fun drills throughout the class and be able to take home all their work. Basic acrylics paints, pencils, brushes and other tools will be provided in class, but students can bring their own if they choose. Cost is $90, or $85 for VAC members, plus a $20 supply fee. Register by calling VAC or at www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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

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

LISTENING WELL: THE ART OF EMPATHIC UNDERSTANDING

Where: UH-Hilo, Campus Center Room 301, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 8 a.m. Feb. 13

Details: The interpersonal skill of empathy is a learnable way to communicate and is widely applicable in our everyday lives. This workshop will teach and provide opportunities to practice understanding using a “tell-show-try” approach. Six CEU credits available.

Contact: Glenn Pressel, 933-9113, bigislandceu@yahoo.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. 19

HGEA RETIREES HAWAII CHAPTER GENERAL MEMBERSHIP QUARTERLY MEETING

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

When: 9:30 a.m. today

Details: Discussion about March 20 general membership meeting, election of new officers for the biannual 2019-21 years, the biannual HGEA State Convention in June in Honolulu, calendar for the board and general membership meeting and calendar of events. There is a reservation and fee requirement for lunch.

Contact: Evelyn Togashi, 959-6727, etogashi@hawaii.rr.com

HAWAII LOA CHAPTER, NATIONAL SOCIETY DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

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

When: 10 a.m. today

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

NATIONAL ACTIVE AND RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES (NARFE) MONTHLY MEETING

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

When: 1 p.m. today

Details: Meets the third Saturday of each month for the purpose of protecting our earned benefits for all active and retired federal employees. Come early for a brown bag lunch at noon and enjoy fellowship.

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

COMING

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

ELECTRIC CAR MEET-UP

Where: Cafe Florian, 81-6637 Mamalahoa Highway, Kealakekua

When: 9 a.m. Feb. 2

Details: Join the Big Island Electric Vehicle Association; a few of the group’s electric car owners will be available to share information about their vehicles. Those will electric vehicles are encouraged to attend. Anyone in the market for an electric vehicle and who has questions, come by and the group will help.

Contact: Noel Morin, 987-7428, nmorin99@yahoo.com

DAV CHAPTER #6 HILO (DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS)

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

When: 11 a.m. Feb. 9

Details: Group is dedicated to empowering veterans, their families and widows by ensuring they have access to their full range of benefits. Get free, professional assistance for obtaining these benefits and services, outreach programs and representation at all governing bodies. Any man or woman, honorably discharged, who was wounded, gassed, injured or disabled in the line of duty during time of war, while in any branch of service, even still on active service are eligible for membership. Second Saturday of each month.

Contact: Myron, 218-779-5044, DAV.hichapter6@gmail.com

LITTLE BIG TOTS FOUNDATION CHARITY BINGO NIGHT

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 9

Details: Newly organized nonprofit foundation created to combat the rapid decrease of youth participation in extracurricular activities. The foundation is hosting its first annual charity Bingo Night to raise funds and awareness of the need in the community.

Contact: Kristina Tolentino, 796-1106, littlebigtotshi@gmail.com

Health

TODAY, Jan. 19

COMMUNITY CARES 2019

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

When: 10 a.m. today

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. today

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

FRIDAY, Jan. 25

HILO PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP

Where: Hilo Medical Center, Conference Rooms A, B and C, 1190 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 2 p.m. Friday

Details: Please note the change of location for this month. Elena Cabatu will talk about hospital services, and a physical therapist who works with mobility issues will speak to the group.

Contact: Fran Calvert, 982-7511, fcalvert@hawaiiantel.net

SAM RICE WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Friday through Jan. 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. Friday

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

COMING

READING TAILS WITH PIERRE AND MAILE

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

When: 11 a.m. 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

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

SUPER NES GAME DAY FOR TEENS AND TWEENS

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

When: 1:30 p.m. Feb. 6

Details: Come and try the new Nintendo Super NES classic edition video game console. Two players can play at one time, so bring your gaming partner or meet a new one. Free and open to ages 11-17.

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

CARDBOARD CAR CRAFT — AFTER-SCHOOL IMAGINARIUM

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

When: 2:30 p.m. Feb. 20

Details: Participants use basic cardboard and other craft supplies to make basic car parts such as wheels, headlights and bumpers. The cardboard is colored with markers and pens. Program is appropriate for ages 5 and older.

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

READ TO MOCHI

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

When: 11:30 a.m. Feb. 23

Details: Mochi is a service dog that loves to be read stories. Free and open to children who are at an elementary school reading level. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Outdoors

THURSDAY, Jan. 24

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. 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 check ahead before attending this event.

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

COMING

STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 8:45 a.m. Jan. 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. 19

SWINGING SATURDAY WITH LUCKY SKILLEN AND LIVE MUSIC BY THE JAZZTONES

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

When: 7 p.m. today

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

COUNTRY DANCE AT THE EAGLES

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

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: Enjoy music performed by Gone Country. Cover charge of $5. Food and beverages available for purchase.

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

SUNDAY, Jan. 20

COMMUNITY BREAKFAST

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

When: 9 a.m. Sunday

Details: French toast, scrambled eggs, sausage patties, hash browns, fruit cocktail, tea and coffee for a donation of $8 for adults and $5 for children 7-12; 6 and younger are free. Served until 11 a.m. All welcome

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

Performances

TODAY, Jan. 19

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES PERFORM

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

When: 10 a.m. today

Details: Live acoustic music in multiple genre.

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

COUNTRY DANCE AT THE EAGLES

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

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: Enjoy music performed by Gone Country. Cover charge of $5. Food and beverages available for purchase.

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

HILO COMMUNITY PLAYERS PRESENT “LYSISTRATA”

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

When: 8 p.m. today, Friday and Jan. 26; 4:30 p.m. Sunday and Jan. 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

TUESDAY, Jan. 22

HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE BANDSTAND

Where: Mooheau Bandstand, 329 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

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

Details: Halau Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna performs this week. 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

FRIDAY, Jan. 25

SOUL TOWN AT THE EAGLES

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

When: 5 p.m. Friday

Details: This Motown group will blow you away with their music. This is a pau hana special. Cover charge of $5. Food and beverages available for purchase.

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

FOURTH FRIDAY POETRY SLAM

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

When: 6 p.m. Friday

Details: A palpable evening of words flying through the air for all to see, hear, revel, feel, taste, smell and hold fast. Enjoy emotive readings of original works by a wide stylistic range of poets from all over the world. Cost is $5; all ages welcome. Fourth Friday of each month.

Contact: Bub Pratt, 464-3388, kukuaustudio@gmail.com

“CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Friday and Jan. 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

GIORDANO DANCE CHICAGO

Where: UH-Hilo Performing Arts Center, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Details: Known for its high-energy, high-impact artistry. Tickets ($30 general/$25 60 and older/$15 students; $5 higher at the door) are available only at the performing arts center box office or at https://hilo.hawaii.edu/depts/theatre/tickets/.

Contact: Tom Geballe, 932-7490, tgeballe@gmail.com

COMING

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

MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ JAM

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

When: 6 p.m. Jan. 28

Details: An all inclusive event each week, with a rotating house band. Bring your favorite charts and the instrument of your choice or enjoy the vibrations of people improvising together in the jazz tradition. Free for all ages.

Contact: Bub Pratt, 464-3388, kukuaustudio@gmail.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

ALASKA’S BLACKWATER RAILROAD IS BACK

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

When: 6 p.m. Feb. 2

Details: Alaska’s most raucous folk-rock four-piece is back on the Big Island to get the party started. Last year the dance floor was packed, so it is a good idea to get your tickets in advance. Cost is $10. All ages welcome.

Contact: Bub Pratt, 464-3388, kukuaustudio@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

FANTUZZI & THE FLEXIBLE BAND

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

When: 6 p.m. Feb. 8

Details: Get ready to shake your body, move your feet and fill your soul to the infectious mystic Latin rhythms infused with reggae and Afro funk.

Contact: Bub Pratt, 464-3388, kukuaustudio@gmail.com

All Kine Stuffs

TODAY, Jan. 19

FAMILY CAREGIVER RESPITE DAY

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

When: 9 a.m. today

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. today

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

WAIAKEA CENTER FOOD COURT REOPENING

Where: Waiakea Center, 315 Makaala St., Hilo

When: 9:30 a.m. today

Details: Waiakea Center also will celebrate the opening of Johnny Rockets Hilo. Bring the family to enjoy prize giveaways and more. Also check out games and contests, plus a dance-off event starting at 2 p.m. Enjoy a hula performance at noon followed by music at 1 p.m.

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

THIRD ANNUAL HILO WOMEN’S MARCH

Where: State building, 75 Aupuni St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. today

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. today

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. today

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. today

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

“GREEN BOOK”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

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

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

SUNDAY, Jan. 20

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. Sunday

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

TUESDAY, Jan. 22

A WALK INTO THE PAST WITH THOMAS A. JAGGAR

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10 a.m. Tuesday and Jan. 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

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23

LEI MAKING DEMONSTRATION

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center lanai, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10 a.m. Wednesday

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

DISCUSSION ABOUT TRANSLOCATING CHICKS TO CREATE NEW SEABIRD COLONIES

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

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday

Details: Leilani Fowlke of Pacific Rim Conservation will speak about her organization’s conservation efforts to translocate black-footed albatross, Bonin petrel and Tristam’s storm petrel chicks to create new seabird colonies protected from the threats of predators and sea level rise.

Contact: Patricia Kupchak, 352-1402, kupchakk001@hawaii.rr.com

THURSDAY, Jan. 24

SALARY COMMISSION MEETING

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

When: 10 a.m. Thursday

Details: Approval of minutes, review of existing compensation plan to include discussion and consideration of proposals for adjustments to future salaries of executives and elected officials beginning July 1, suggested salary adjustments as recommended by the Department of Human Resources; update concerning the rules of the Salary Commission by Deputy Corporation Counsel Amy Self and opportunity for commissioners to request items for placement on the next agenda.

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

STORIES FROM THE SUMMIT — KILAUEA ERUPTION, SUMMER 2018

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

When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday

Details: An evening of personal accounts by residents in connection with last year’s eruption of Kilauea volcano.

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

“BURNED: ARE TREES THE NEW COAL?”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

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

COMING

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

KILAUEA’S ERUPTION OF 2018: PERSPECTIVES FROM HISTORY AND THE FIELD

Where: Lyman Museum, 276 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 28; 3 p.m. Jan. 29

Details: Field geologist and USGS volunteer monitor Rick Hazlett shares his observations of this event and his thoughts about the future of Kilauea. Cost is $3; free to museum members.

Contact: Gladys Suzuki, 935-5021, education@lymanmuseum.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

SERVICE DOG AND THERAPY DOG CERTIFICATION CLASS

Where: Sidewalk closest to the Japanese tea house, Lili‘uokalami Gardens, Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 2 p.m. Feb. 2

Details: Through May 4. Please bring a bowl for water for your dog.

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

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

PULAMA MAULI OLA (A FREE COMMUNITY EVENT)

Where: Ke Kula ‘O Nawahiokalani‘opu‘u Public Charter School, 16-120 Opukahaia St., Keaau

When: 9 a.m. Feb. 16

Details: A unified Hawaiian language and cultural event, free to the community, with lots of food, fresh produce, children games, a free concert, cultural and language presentations and a variety of Hawaiian craft vendors.

Contact: Haunani Keamo, 430-4496, haunani@nawahi.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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