Calendar for January 26

Arts & Exhibits

TODAY, Jan. 26

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. 27

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. Sunday

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

FRIDAY, Feb. 1

“GLOBAL METAPHYSICS OF ABSTRACTION II”

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

When: Opening at 6 p.m. Friday; regular center hours through Feb. 24

Details: Exhibition of mixed media works by Sheila Crider and Aziza Claudia Gibson-Hunter of Washington, D.C.; Tanda Francis and Musa Hixson of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Joe Overstreet of Manhattan, N.Y.; and Ronald Walton of Petersburg, Va. It also will help kick off Black History Month celebrations in the community. Metaphysics, as the branch of philosophy that deals with the concept of being, the objective of exhibition curator Lamerol Gatewood was to “present artists who are in a dynamic process of exploration. Engaged in creating works that globally and locally relate to the African-American community at large.”

Contact: Michael Marshall, 961-5711, mdmarsha@ehcc.org

Classes

TODAY, Jan. 26

LUCKY DANCE WORKSHOP

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

When: 11 a.m. today

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. today 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

SUNDAY, Jan. 27

THE SOUND OF SOUL

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

When: Noon on Sunday

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

MONDAY, Jan. 28

INTERNET AND EMAIL FOR SENIORS

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

When: 9 a.m. Monday and Thursday

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. Monday

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 Monday

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

TUESDAY, Jan. 29

EXCEL SPREADSHEET FOR SENIORS

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

When: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

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

THURSDAY, Jan. 31

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. The speaker this week will be Goran Sandell, an astronomer at the Institute for Astronomy, who will present “Astronomy from the Atmosphere.” On Feb. 7, the group will meet at the Civil Defense facility at 920 Ululani St. for a tour. Those interested in attending will need to sign up for the tour during this week’s lecture as attendance is limited and the tour might need to be canceled in case of an emergency.

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

FRIDAY, Feb. 1

HOW TO CREATE A SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT CALENDAR

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

When: 9 a.m. Friday

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

COMING

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

IPHONE 1 FOR SENIORS

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

When: 9 a.m. Feb. 4 and 7

Details: Participants will learn ways to use their iPhone in addition to calling someone. Text, FaceTime, email, take pictures, listen to music, download and read books. Bring iPhone, Apple ID and password to class. Cost is $50; daily parking fee $3.

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

TIPS AND TRICKS TO SCHEDULING SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS

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

When: 9 a.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

BON DANCE CLASSES

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

When: 6 p.m. 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

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. 26

HILO WIRE CLUB WITH ALEX MIDDLETON

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

When: Noon today

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

COMING

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

SENIORS OF PARADISE

Where: Hawaiian Paradise Park Activity Center, 15-1570 Makuu Drive, Hawaiian Paradise Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Feb. 4

Details: Open to anyone 55 and older. Meets first Monday of each month. Potluck and bingo.

Contact: Ardis Dennis, 937-1661, ardisdennis@gmail.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

COMING

OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP

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

When: 11:30 a.m. Feb. 16

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

Just for Keiki

TODAY, Jan. 26

READING TAILS WITH PIERRE AND MAILE

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

When: 11 a.m. today

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

TUESDAY, Jan. 29

PAJAMA JAMMIE JAM

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

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

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

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30

PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE

Where: Hilo Hongwanji Preschool, 398 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday

Details: Any interested parents wanting to know about the preschool are encouraged to attend. Parents also can register their child for the upcoming 2019-20 school year. Call the contact person below for additional information.

Contact: Michelle Kitagawa, 935-1857, michellekitagawa@hotmail.com

COMING

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

TODAY, Jan. 26

STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 8:45 a.m. today

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.

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

THURSDAY, Jan. 31

STEWARDSHIP OF KIPUKAPUAULU

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

When: 9:30 a.m. Thursday

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.

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

COMING

ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY CLEANUP WITH UNCLE TILO

Where: Mile marker 18, Highway 130

When: 1 p.m. Feb. 2

Details: Open to all; participants younger than 18 must provide permission from parent to attend. Volunteers are needed to help remove trash along the highway before it ends up in the ocean. Be prepared for cool and wet or hot and sunny weather. Wear sturdy shoes, bring a hat and gloves. No advance registration required; no cost to participate.

Contact: Archer, 965-1026, uncle.tilo@gmail.com

Performances

TODAY, Jan. 26

HUI KAKO‘O BENEFIT CONCERT SERIES

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

When: 5 p.m. today

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. today

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

HILO COMMUNITY PLAYERS PRESENT “LYSISTRATA”

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

When: 8 p.m. today; 4:30 p.m. Sunday

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

SUNDAY, Jan. 27

“CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?”

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. 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

MONDAY, Jan. 28

MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ JAM

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

When: 6 p.m. Mondays

Details: An all inclusive event, 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

TUESDAY, Jan. 29

HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE BANDSTAND

Where: Mooheau Bandstand, 329 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Tuesdays

Details: The Hula Sisters return for a lively hour of music and hula. Everyone welcome. The Hula Sisters come back Feb. 5. Alu Like’s Halau Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna entertain Feb. 12 and 26. Musician/singer Ricky Alaniz and hula maiden Noe Noe Kekaualua entertain Feb. 19. A lei making workshop is included.

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

COMING

“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

YOUNG MUSIC STUDIO SOLO AND ENSEMBLE RECITAL

Where: Christ Lutheran Church, 595 Kapiolani St., Hilo

When: 4 p.m. Feb. 2

Details: Violin, cello, viola students and teacher Cathy Young perform. Program includes music by Bach, Corelli, Brahms and Saint-Saens. Public invited. Free.

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

THE JEFF GAETH QUARTET

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

When: 6 p.m. Feb. 2

Details: First Saturday of each month. Live jazz music. No cover charge.

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

CELEBRATE NATIONAL PUZZLE DAY

Where: Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave.

When: 1 p.m. today

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

SUNDAY, Jan. 27

OPEN HOUSE

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

When: 1 p.m. Sunday

Details: For grades PK-12.

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

MONDAY, Jan. 28

MEET ELAINE BENTLEY BAUGHN

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

When: 6 p.m. Monday

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. Monday; 3 p.m. Tuesday

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

TUESDAY, Jan. 29

A WALK INTO THE PAST WITH THOMAS A. JAGGAR

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10 a.m. Tuesday

Details: Walk back to 1912 and meet the founder of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Thomas A. Jaggar, at the edge of Kilauea Volcano. Dressed in period costume, Ka‘u actor-director Dick Hershberger brings the renowned geologist to life 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.

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

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30

MAYOR’S COMMITTEE ON AGING MEETING

Where: Aging and Disability Resource Center, 1055 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Wednesday

Details: Open to the public. Agenda posted at the county building and on the county’s website.

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

THURSDAY, Jan. 31

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. Thursday

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

“THE MASK YOU LIVE IN”

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

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Details: This documentary is about culture’s narrow definition of masculinity and how it is harming boys, men and the larger society. It also addresses what can be done about it. Part of the America in Crisis Series. Discussion follows. Free.

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

FRIDAY, Feb. 1

KDENte

Where: Amalfatano’s, 400 Hualani St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Friday

Details: Kilauea Drama & Entertainment Network hosts this fundraising dinner that consists of a buffet of delicious Italian food such as pizza, pasta, lasagna and a salad. Ice tea and water will be provided, otherwise BYOB. Proceeds help with KDEN’s upcoming productions, including the 2019 summer musical, “Flower Drum Song.” Tickets are $20 cash or check, and are available at the door. Reservations can be made by calling the number below.

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

COMING

FARMERS MARKET AND COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

Where: Orchidland Community Association Community Lot, 36th Avenue and Orchidland Drive, Orchidland Estates

When: 8 a.m. Feb. 2

Details: An OLCA event. Everyone welcome to attend.

Contact: Edie Valentine, 756-4941, Ediethereader@gmail.com

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.

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

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

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

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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Details: Are you troubled by someone’s drinking? Call for free support, meeting places and times. For more information, visit www.afghawaii.org.

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

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