Calendar for February 2

Arts & Exhibits

TODAY, Feb. 2

ADVERTISING


HAWAII WOOD GUILD 33RD INVITATIONAL SHOW

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

When: Regular center hours through Feb. 23

Details: 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

“GLOBAL METAPHYSICS OF ABSTRACTION II”

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

When: 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.” Crider, Francis and Walton also are part of a panel presentation about their work from 2-3:15 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 5) at the University of Hawaii at Hilo Campus Center Room 301.

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

COMING

ART IN LEILANI

Where: Leilani Community Pavilion, 13-3441 Moku St., Leilani Estates

When: 9 a.m. Feb. 9

Details: Artists will gather together to share their art. The event was designed to offer locally made and grown items that make wonderful gifts for Valentine’s Day. It’s a family-friendly event, with a playground available for the keiki.

Contact: Ann Kalber, 989-3789, annkalber@gmail.com

Classes

TODAY, Feb. 2

HAWAIIAN QUILTING CLASS

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

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Learn to make a Hawaiian quilt piece. Pattern, fabric and one-on-one instructions provided.

Contact: Myra Ingbino-Lewis, 446-0436, cillieme12@gmail.com

FIRST SATURDAY WITH UNCLE TILO

Where: Uncle Tilo’s Water Catchment, 15-2660 Pahoa Village Road, No. 102, Pahoa

When: 10 a.m. today

Details: Talk story about all things rainwater catchment. This is a fun, free educational event for all ages and a great opportunity to learn more about the unique environment in Puna for those on rainwater catchment. Learn more about the alternative to UV light systems that do not require power.

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

COMEDY WORKSHOP WITH M.C. POPPY

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

When: 1 p.m. today

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

MONDAY, Feb. 4

IPHONE 1 FOR SENIORS

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

When: 9 a.m. Monday and Thursday

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

THURSDAY, Feb. 7

INTRODUCTION TO QUICKBOOKS

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

When: 9 a.m. Thursday

Details: This software is designed for small to mid-sized businesses that need a fully functional accounting system. It helps track income and expenses, create invoices and statements and produce financial statements. The workshop will cover accounting basics, how to read profit/loss and balance sheets and help attendees decide if the software is right for them. Cost is $25. Registration required at www.hisbdc.org by Wednesday (Feb. 6).

Contact: Lydia Santiago, 933-0776, l.santiago@hisbdc.org

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, the group meets at the Civil Defense facility at 920 Ululani St. for a tour. Those who signed up to go should go directly to Civil Defense and park on the street or in the first row of parking spaces to the left of the entrance. The speaker on Feb. 14 will be astronomer Bo Reipurth, who will present “Shooting Stars and Meteorites.”

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

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION SKILLS WORKSHOPS

Where: Kilohana Learning Center, Mookini Library, UH-Hilo, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: Noon on Thursday; 3 p.m. Feb. 14

Details: Presented by members of AAUW, this workshop is designed to assist students in writing effective scholarship applications. Oopen to any student and could apply to any scholarship application.

Contact: Sheryl Rawson, 333-1852, sherylhilo@gmail.com

FREE HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES

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

When: 1 p.m. Thursdays through Feb. 28

Details: Designed for adults. Learn Hawaiian chants, songs and prayers. Beginner 2 class: 1-2:30 p.m.; Intermediate class: 3-4:30 p.m. It is recommended students have some experience with the Hawaiian language. Class size is limited. RSVP required.

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

FRIDAY, Feb. 8

TIPS AND TRICKS TO SCHEDULING SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS

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

When: 9 a.m. Friday

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

COMING

LAUHALA WEAVING WORKSHOP

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

When: 9 a.m. Feb. 9

Details: Projects can include a bracelet, slippers, a 3-D star, a fan or a coaster. Bring scissors, spray bottle and a bag lunch. Cost is $5-10 for materials, depending on project. Pre-registration preferred.

Contact: Gail Crosthwaite, 238-2554, gcx2@hawaii.rr.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

IPHONE 2 FOR SENIORS

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

When: 9 a.m. Feb. 13-14

Details: Learn how to change ringtone, identify callers, use the phone as a camera, a flashlight and a timer. Bring your iPhone, Apple ID and password. Cost is $50; daily parking fee $3.

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

INSTAGRAM FOR BUSINESS 101

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

When: 9 a.m. Feb. 15

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

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

Clubs

TODAY, Feb. 2

ELECTRIC CAR MEET-UP

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

When: 9 a.m. today

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

MONDAY, Feb. 4

SENIORS OF PARADISE

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

When: 9:30 a.m. Monday

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

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

COMING

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

HILO ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING

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

When: 1:30 p.m. Feb. 9

Details: Jade Miyashiro from the Big Island Invasive Species Committee will speak about how to identify and control little fire ants. Public welcome. Free.

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

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

FRIDAY, Feb. 8

BEGINNER YOGA FOR EVERYBODY

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

When: 9:30 a.m. Fridays

Details: All ages and families welcome to attend. Bring a yoga mat and towel.

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

COMING

FREE ADVANCE HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE PRESENTATION

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

When: 5 p.m. Feb. 13

Details: An advanced health care directive is a gift to your loved ones so they won’t have to guess what what you want at the ending of your life when you can no longer speak for yourself. Bring your loved ones with you to learn about this important topic together. Light refreshments are provided. Register by calling Tony Kent at 292-4559 or Amy Hamane at 935-1500.

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

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

AN INTRODUCTION TO REIKI WITH RAVI SINGH

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

When: 6 p.m. Feb. 25

Details: Singh, an international reiki practitioner, will talk about how to use reiki, universal life force energy, in our daily lives for more balanced living.

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

Just for Keiki

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6

SUPER NES GAME DAY FOR TEENS AND TWEENS

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

When: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday

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

COMING

PAHALA CHILDREN’S BUSINESS FAIR

Where: River of LIfe Assembly of God Church, 96-2345 Paauau St., Pahala

When: 10 a.m. Feb. 9

Details: Come support keiki entrepreneurs (students 7-18 years old) as they sell their own products during this one-day marketplace event. Open to the public; free admission.

Contact: Regina Walker, 573-416-0591, pahalacbf@gmail.com

COLOR, CUT AND PLAY: LUNAR NEW YEAR CRAFT

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

When: 1 p.m. Feb. 9

Details: Celebrate the Lunar New Year with a special craft. Free and open to children ages 5-12. Supplies will be provided. Children 5 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

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

PAJAMA JAMMIE JAM

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

When: 6 p.m. 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

Outdoors

TODAY, Feb. 2

ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY CLEANUP WITH UNCLE TILO

Where: Mile marker 18, Highway 130

When: 1 p.m. today

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

COMING

BIG ISLAND ROAD RUNNERS VALENTINE’S DAY RUN

Where: Reed’s Bay Beach Park, 277 Kalanianaole Ave., Hilo

When: 7:30 a.m. Feb. 10

Details: Free to all. Registration begins at 6:45 a.m. Come run and have fun — tied to a friend or family member, or run by yourself.

Contact: Lory Hunter, 961-2816, 13rindercella@gmail.com

Pau Hana

TODAY, Feb. 2

SWINGING SATURDAY FEATURING INSTRUCTION BY LUCKY SKILLEN

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

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: Class followed by social dancing from 8-10 p.m. Entry on a sliding scale, $8-$15 (pay what’s right for you), or only $5 with a pupu. No free passes for this event. No partner necessary; beginners welcome. The Elks is a non-smoking venue. Ample parking off Ululani Street.

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

SUNDAY, Feb. 3

COMMUNITY BREAKFAST

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

When: 9 a.m. Sunday

Details: Portuguese sausage, scrambled eggs, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, fruit cocktail, tea and coffee for a donation of $8 for adults, $5 for children; 6 and younger free. All welcome.

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

COMING

CHILI DINNER AND BINGO

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

When: 6 p.m. Feb. 9

Details: Meat and vegetarian chili, rice, corn bread, fresh garden salad and desserts for a donation of $10. Two bingo cards included with dinner. Additional cards available for $1 each. Play for prizes. All welcome.

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

Performances

TODAY, Feb. 2

“FROM PAHOA WITH LAVA”

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

When: Today 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. today

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. today

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. today

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. today

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

SUNDAY, Feb. 3

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES

Where: Center for Spiritual Living, HC 2 Box 6277, Keaau

When: 10 a.m. Sunday

Details: These award-winning singer-songwriters perform.

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

“VICE”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

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

Details: Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Rated R. The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as vice president to former President George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways we still feel today.

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

TUESDAY, Feb. 5

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. 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

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6

AUTHORS READING

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

When: 6 p.m. Wednesday

Details: The Hawaii Writers Guild present its first authors reading of the new year. Writers’ Voices is an evening of original readings by guild members. Readers at the February event include Amara Cudney and Bruce Stern from Waikoloa, Louise Riofrio from Waimea and Bob Lupo from Hakalau. Free and open to the public.

Contact: Joy Fisher, 238-0551, jfisher979@yahoo.ca

PRAZAK AND ZEMLINSKY QUARTETS

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

When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday

Details: Two world-renowned string quartets from the Czech Republic join forces to perform sextets by Richard Strauss and Antonin Dvorak, and Felix Medelssohn’s glorious string octet. Tickets ($30/25/15 gen/60+/student) at the usual outlets and at the door the night of the concert.

Contact: Tom Geballe, 959-4064, tgeballe@gmail.com

FRIDAY, Feb. 8

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES

Where: Hana Hou Restaurant, 95-1148 Naalehu Spur Road, Naalehu

When: 5 p.m. Friday

Details: These award-winning singer-songwriters perform.

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

FANTUZZI AND THE FLEXIBLE BAND

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

When: 6 p.m. Friday

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

“IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Friday and Feb. 9-12; 2:30 p.m. Feb. 10

Details: Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Rated R. Set in early-1970s Harlem, this is a timeless and moving love story of a couple’s unbreakable bond and the African-American family’s empowering embrace as told through the eyes of 19-year-old Tish Rivers. Based on the acclaimed novel of the same title by James Baldwin.

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

COMING

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES

Where: Hilo Farmers Market, Kamehameha Avenue and Mamo Street, Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Feb. 9

Details: These award-winning singer-songwriters perform.

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

WAIAKEA HIGH SCHOOL VARIETY SHOW

Where: Waiakea High School gym, 155 W Kawili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 9

Details: “Good Times” will showcase talented singers, dancers and an ukulele duo. Pre-sale tickets are $5 and are on sale in the school’s office, E-103 or by calling 974-4888, ext. 362. Tickets also be purchased at the door for $7.

Contact: Donna Tanabe, 974-4888, donna_tanabe@notes.k12.hi.us

VOLCANO

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 13

Details: One night only. Special multimedia presentation by Harry Durgin and John Stallman, offering an evening where art and science combine to highlight the wonder of the 2018 eruption in lower Puna.

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

All Kine Stuffs

TODAY, Feb. 2

FARMERS MARKET AND COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

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

When: 8 a.m. today

Details: An OLCA event. Everyone welcome to attend.

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

HILO COAST UCC ESTATE RUMMAGE SALE

Where: Hilo Coast UCC, 28-1630 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Honomu

When: 8 a.m. today

Details: Furniture will be in the lanai area. Small appliances, electronics, household goods, kitchenware, clothing, tools and more will be on sale in Fellowship Hall. Bring your own bags; you must move large items. No early birds.

Contact: Hilo Coast UCC, 963-6330, hilocoastchurch@gmail.com

FRIENDS OF HILO LIBRARY STORE FIRST SATURDAY BOOK SALE

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

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, DVDs, CDs, LPs, magazines. All funds benefit the library and librarian scholarships. Store also open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. every Tuesday.

Contact: Dorothy Short, 935-3733, shortsinhilo@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. today

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

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

MONDAY, Feb. 4

“BAD REPUTATION”

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

When: 6 p.m. Monday

Details: Documentary focuses on the life and career of rock ’n’ roll icon Joan Jett, from her early years ripping it up onstage as the founder and backbone of hard rock legends The Runaways to her long time collaboration with Kenny Laguna as Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, and her enduring presence in pop culture as a rock pioneer and mentor.

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

TUESDAY, Feb. 5

HAMAKUA SWCD MONTHLY MEETING

Where: Teleconference: USDA-NRCS offices in Hilo and Waimea

When: 4 p.m. Tuesday

Details: The public is invited to attend. Contact for meeting location addresses.

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

THURSDAY, Feb. 7

“OCCUPATION OF THE AMERICAN MIND”

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

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Details: This award-winning film explores how and why the U.S. and Israeli governments and the Israel lobby in the U.S. joined forces for the hearts, minds and tax dollars of the American people. Showing is part of the America in Crisis Series.

Contact: Bunny Smith, 935-0622, noelie@hawaii.edu

COMING

FREE CAT SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC

Where: 1177 Kilauea, Hilo

When: 8 a.m. Feb. 9-11

Details: Reservations recommended at website www.hphhawaii.org. Limited to 100 cats Feb. 9, 50 cats Sunday and 30 cats Monday. Donations and olunteers needed. Contact for appointment and instructions.

Contact: Hui Pono Holoholona, 968-8279, paws@hphhawaii.org

STABLES SWAP MEET

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

When: 8:30 a.m. Feb. 9

Details: Community market in the Hawaiian Beaches/Shores area of Pahoa. All welcome to attend or vend. New vendors each time. Featuring garage sale items, produce, plants, arts and crafts, food trucks and all kine stuffs. Plenty of parking. Second Saturday of each month.

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

ANNUAL VALENTINE’S CRAFT FAIR

Where: Manono Street Marketplace, 681 Manono St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Friday and Feb. 9

Details: Fun, free family event. Features island crafters that make one-of-a-kind products. Find something special for your loved one. Special sales and great food from regular tenants.

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

RAINBOW FRIENDS ANIMAL SANCTUARY ADOPTION EVENT

Where: Aloha Paws, 697 Manono St., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Feb. 9

Details: Nice doggies for adoption. Come out and meet your new best friend.

Contact: Kathy, 260-0317, kathy@rainbowfriends.org

“FENG SHUI FOR LOVE & MONEY”

Where: Basically Books, 1672 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Feb. 9

Details: Author Clear Englebert will explain the various aspects of feng shui concerned with love and harmony, the use of color and the symbolism and placement of decorative objects within the home. Free event.

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

AUTHOR TALK: JOSEPH THEROUX

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

When: 3 p.m. Feb. 9

Details: Theroux has published three novels, as well as fiction and historical articles in Pacific Islands Monthly, New Pacific, Hawaii, Honolulu, Sprit of Aloha, Historic Nantucket, The Hawaiian Journal of History and The Journal of Pacific History. He has lived in Samoa, Hawaii and Cape Cod.

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

LOVE THE ARTS FUNDRAISER GALA

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

When: 5 p.m. Feb. 9

Details: This year’s theme is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, with music, memorabilia, tie-dyed bell bottoms and beads. So raid your closets and come join the VAC for what will be a groovy evening. Enjoy the evening connecting with artists, art lovers and community as you view the many original works of fine art, gift certificates from local businesses, tours and restaurants offered at the silent and live auctions. Fine wines, local brews, and gourmet food compliment the evening. Tickets are $55 for VAC members, $65 for non-members, and are available at www.volcanoartcenter.org/lta. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Volcano Art Center’s administrative offices in Volcano Village, Basically Books and Banyan Gallery in Hilo, and Wishard Gallery in Hawi.

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

COMMUNITY PUPU PARTY

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

When: 6 p.m. Feb. 11

Details: Make and bring an appetizer to share with friends. Program aimed at sharing the different foods found in the community with a chance to talk story with community members. Participants are encouraged to bring a copy of their recipe to share; material will be provided to label your dish. Paper products and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.

Contact: Gabrielle Casart, 962-2229, hlacirc@librarieshawaii.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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Contact: Dana C., 430-6653, dr.easthawaii@gmail.com

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