Calendar for February 23

Arts & Exhibits

TODAY, Feb. 23

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HAWAII WOOD GUILD 33RD INVITATIONAL SHOW

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

When: Regular center hours today

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 Sunday

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

SOKO FIFTH ANNUAL ARTISTS STUDIO TOUR

Where: South Kona

When: 9 a.m. today and Sunday

Details: A weekend art exhibition and tour of artists studios by the South Kona Artists Collective, featuring 20 South Kona artists showing in 10 open studios from Keauhou to Honaunau. View pottery, paintings, sculptures, photographs, jewelry, quilting, prints, metalwork, woodwork, gourds, assemblage, fiber and mosaic art. Drive Mamalahoa Highway south, following yellow signs. Directions and brochures, including Google maps, are available at www.sokoartist.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SOKOartists. For more information, call 328-2162 or email to sokoartists@gmail.com.

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

COMING

31ST ANNUAL YOUNG AT ART

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

When: Regular center hours March 2-29

Details: A juried student art exhibit. For more information about the exhibit, as well as submitting student art work, visit EHCC.org.

Contact: Administrator, 961-5711, Admin@ehcc.org

Classes

TODAY, Feb. 23

BUDDHISM CLASS

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

When: 10 a.m. today

Details: Theme will be “Buddhism in Daily Lives – How I can find harmony in my life?” Learn how to find a balance in unbalanced situations at home, work, school, in human relationships and health issues of myself and that of a family and friend. Based on the Shin Buddhism teaching. Registration required; $5 donation. Open to public.

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

HOMEBUYER SEMINAR

Where: Hawai’i Island Realtors, Conference Room, 1321 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. today

Details: Free. Learn about the basics of purchasing a home in Hawaii, the types of mortgages available, preparing financially and how to finance a home purchase. Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/home-buyer-seminar-hilo-tickets-54388686024. Limited seating; first come, first served.

Contact: Larry Lau, 933-7537, llau@asbhawaii.com

SUNDAY, Feb. 24

CREATIVE RETREAT — GIANT TISSUE PAPER FLOWERS

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

When: 2 p.m. Sunday

Details: Make a variety of giant tissue paper flowers perfect for party and home decor. All materials and light refreshments included. Cost is $25. Register online at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.

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

TUESDAY, Feb. 26

BON DANCE CLASSES

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

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

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

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

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27

MAC BASICS FOR SENIORS

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

When: 9 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday

Details: Learn the basics, such as the dock, menus, icons, the finder and the launcher. Learn how to open and quit applications properly. Bring your own laptop if you have one, your Apple ID and password. Cost is $50; daily parking fee $3.

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

MINDFUL FORGIVENESS TRAINING PROGRAM

Where: Family Programs Hawaii, 64 Keawe St., Suite 201, Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Wednesdays through April 3

Details: Free series. Group process with discussions interspersed, with guided practice of mindful meditation and forgiveness tools. The format is not intended as group therapy, but rather to teach self-care skills to heal old wounds and prevent new ones. Intended for adults interested in forgiveness and mindfulness work. Must be able to commit to attending all six sessions and complete a pre and post assessment.

Contact: JoYi Rhyss, 756-7213, jrhyss@familyprogramhi.org

THURSDAY, Feb. 28

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.

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

COMING

TAI CHI CHIH — JOY THRU MOVEMENT

Where: Liliuokalani Gardens pavilion, Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 7:45 a.m. Saturdays beginning March 2

Details: Did you miss the last class? Sign up for this one. Easy to learn, easy to do. Eight-week class. All ages 7 and older and abilities welcome. Reduce stress, increase energy, build muscle, increase flexibility, improve mental focus, improve immune function.

Contact: Sharron, 313-2197, reikimastertaichichih@gmail.com

EXPLORING TUNNEL BOOKS BOOKBINDING WORKSHOP WITH CHARLENE ASATO

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

When: 9 a.m. March 2

Details: A “tunnel” or “peephole” book is made of pages bound by accordion folds on both sides and are “read” through a hole in the cover, and a cutout in each page, allowing all pages to be seen at once, front to back. This creates an illusion of depth and perception. The images on each page work together to form a three-dimensional scene inside the book that helps tell a story. Learn the basics of constructing two styles of tunnel books and design your own models. Cost is $35 or $32 for VAC members plus a $10 materials fee.

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

PAINT YOUR OWN SILK SCARF WITH PATTI PEASE JOHNSON

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

When: 9 a.m. March 2

Details: Paint your own 8-inch-by-53-inch scarf using three colors of your choice, which will create many more colors on the silk. This is a great way to have fun with colors and dyes and make a stylish personal statement every time you wear it. Plus, during the workshop’s final hour, students will use hot wax with the tjanting tool on Habotai silk to outline their more representational design and create a resist line for the dyes. Then they will paint and mix colors on the 10-inch-by-10-inch silk artwork. Cost is $50 or $45 for VAC members plus a $10 supply fee.

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

HYDROPONICS FOR THE HOME GARDENER

Where: Panaewa Farmer Market, 363 Railiroad Ave., Hilo

When: 9:30 a.m. Saturdays, March 2-April 13

Details: Learn about Asian greens and lettuce crop production within a hydroponic system. Six classes; open to the public. Onetime registration fee of $5. Space is limited. Pre-register by emailing the address below. Registration on March 2 starts at 9 a.m.

Contact: Justine Kamelamela, 778-5744, panaewamarket@gmail.com

RAINWATER CATCHMENT WITH UNCLE TILO

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

When: 10 a.m. March 3

Details: Talk story about all things rainwater catchment. Learn how to disinfect rainwater for household use and consumption without power. Free, fun, educational event for all ages and a great opportunity to learn more about the unique environment in Puna for those on rainwater catchment. Bring your questions, get answers.

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

OFF THE HOOK

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

When: 5 p.m. March 5, 11 and 25

Details: Beginners will learn the basics of crochet stitches and crochet terminology. Intermediate students will use the love knot. Advanced participants will employ the “fish scale and spaced fish scale stitches.” Symbol charts will be used to make scarf patterns. Bring at least two balls of yarn and a crochet hook with suggested size H-8 (5.mm). Cost is $60. Classes will run with no less than five and no more than 10 participants.

Contact: Beckie Marshall, 961-5711, Admin@ehcc.org

GENTLE YOGA FOR EVERY BODY

Where: Moxie Fitness, 830 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 4 p.m. Wednesdays beginning March 6

Details: Gather for a beginner-friendly community yoga class to benefit our bodies and help calm our stresses. BYO mat, but if you don’t have one, you can borrow one. All levels, all ages and all bodies are welcome to explore this mindfulness-based yoga class. Donation based; suggested contribution $3-$5.

Contact: Darby Sherman, 765-9123, darbysherman.coaching@gmail.com

YOGA FOR BROWN HEART HAWAII SHELTER

Where: Balancing Monkey Yoga Studio, Hilo Shopping Center, 1221 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. March 11

Details: As part of its Yoga for A Cause program, help raise funds to support the shelter, which cares for women on Hawaii Island who are pregnant and struggling with addiction and or substance misuse. Just by attending class, students help raise funds for this cause. All donations will provide services needed to keep the shelter open, including food, utilities and other miscellaneous costs. Cost for the Feb. 21 class is $7. Cost for the March 11 class is $12, $10 for those older than 60. Cash donations are accepted at the studio anytime.

Contact: Heidi, 633-8555, aloha@balancingmonkeyyoga.com

Clubs

SUNDAY, Feb. 24

SOLO AUTOCROSS — SPORTS CAR CLUB OF AMERICA

Where: Hilo Drag Strip Kart track

When: 7:30 a.m. Sunday

Details: The Big Island of Hawaii Region SCCA hosts the 2019 RTP Championship Event No. 1. The all-day event is open to spectators and competitors. Come out and watch, ride along with competitors or compete with your own car. Classifications exist for most street vehicles. For more information, see the Big Island of Hawaii Region SCCA Facebook page or visit http://bigislandscca.org.

Contact: Tim Minick, 896-1333, scca@minicknet.com

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27

A NEW WAY TO DO ROTARY

Where: WikiFRESH, 1177 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday

Details: The Satellite Rotary Club of South Hilo meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. This is a project-based club that supports Rotary service projects throughout East Hawaii in a more relaxed format than traditional Rotary.

Contact: Benson Medina, 286-6559, rcshnews@gmail.com

COMING

DAV CHAPTER NO. 6 HILO (DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS)

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

When: 11 a.m. March 9

Details: Dedicated to empowering veterans, their families and widows by ensuring they have access to their full range of benefits. 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, 779-5044, DAV.hichapter6@gmail.com

HAWAII PHOTO SHOOTERS

Where: Komohana Research and Extension Center, Room D-202, 875 Komohana St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. March 14

Details: Bob Peck will share photographs from his recent travels to the Peruvian Amazon and the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu. He also will discuss the equipment he used to capture his photos. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.hawaiiphotoshooters.com.

Contact: Susan Miyasaka, 969-8258, sc_miyasaka@yahoo.com

Health

MONDAY, Feb. 25

AN INTRODUCTION TO REIKI WITH RAVI SINGH

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

When: 6 p.m. Monday

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

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27

FOOD GARDENING DEMONSTRATION

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

When: 4:30 p.m. Wednesday

Details: Members of the Blue Zones Project will share information about how to start your own garden and deal with pesky pests. Gardening is a source of daily physical activity that exercises the body with a wide range of motion and helps reduce stress.

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

COMING

NAMI FAMILY-TO-FAMILY EDUCATION PROGRAM

Where: St. Joseph’s Church, meeting room, 43 Kapiolani St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Saturdays, March 9-April 13

Details: Free. For family, partner, friend or significant other caregivers of adults living with mental health conditions. Designed to help family members understand and support their loved ones living with mental health conditions while maintaining their own well being.

Contact Name: Carolyn Oki or Kathy Hammes, 935-3518 or 959-2426 (respectively), kham337@gmail.com

OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP

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

When: 11:30 a.m. March 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

NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP

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

When: 7 p.m. March 29

Details: Group helps people gain understanding and empathy for loved ones living with and recovering from mental illness. Come to learn more, connect with others and feel empowered.

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

Just for Keiki

TODAY, Feb. 23

READ TO MOCHI

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

When: 11:30 a.m. today

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

TUESDAY, Feb. 26

PAJAMA JAMMIE JAM

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

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday

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

COMING

NINTENDO SUPER NES GAME DAY FOR TEENS AND TWEENS

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

When: 1:30 p.m. March 6

Details: Come and try the new Nintendo Super NES classic edition video game console. Two players can play at once — 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

LOG CABIN CARDBOARD CRAFT: AFTERSCHOOL IMAGINARIUM

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

When: 2:30 p.m. March 14

Details: Travel back in time to ancient Europe and America, where homes were made of logs. Construct your own log cabin using cardboard. Participants design their houses with magazine cutouts, pens, markers and other crafting supplies provided by the library. Program suitable for ages 10 and older because of the use of hot glue guns. Space is limited to 15 participants. Sign up with the children’s librarian.

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

Outdoors

SUNDAY, Feb. 24

BIG ISLAND ROAD RUNNERS 2019 WAIKAUMALO 7-MILE CHALLENGE AND 4-MILE RUN

Where: Waikaumalo Park, Ninole

When: 7:30 a.m. Sunday

Details: This is a beautiful run/walk on Old Mamalahoa Highway. Day of race registration only, starting at 7 a.m. Cost is $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers.

Contact Name: Lee Otani, 443-8501, leeotani@gmail.com

COMING

BIG ISLAND ROAD RUNNERS SCHOLARSHIP 5K RUN

Where: Reed’s Bay Beach Park, Hilo

When: 7:30 a.m. May 19

Details: Registration starts at 6:30 a.m. the day of the race. Cost is $10 for non-members, $5 for members. Scholarship awards will be presented after the run. Come help celebrate running and the scholarship recipients.

Contact: David Cotter, 339-7210, volcanodwc@hawaii.rr.com

Pau Hana

FRIDAY, March 1

ROCK N ROLL DANCE — JOHNNY NESS AND THE LOCK NESS MONSTERS

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

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Details: Cover charge $5. Food plates and beverages will be available to purchase.

Contact: Richard Robbins, 965-0133, RobbinsR006@Hawaii.rr.com

Performances

TODAY, Feb. 23

SHAKUHACHI PERFORMANCE AND WORKSHOP

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

When: 4 p.m. today

Details: Join international master of Shakuhachi, Marco Lienhard, for a presentation about the history and background of Japanese bamboo flutes. Learn about the Shinobue, Shakuhachi and Noh flutes, understanding the differences in structure, sound and technique. Following the presentation, there will be a brief opportunity to get hands-on experience exploring the Fue or Shakuhachi with Marco’s guidance. There also will be a one-hour beginners workshop on the Shakuhachi following the presentation. Some flutes will be available to use.

Contact: Marco Lienhard, 646-418-8808, taikoza@gmail.com

ERIC SARDINAS BAND

Where: Honokaa People’s Theatre, 45-3574 Mamane St., Honokaa

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: Featuring the legendary slide blues rock guitar artist. Doors open at 6 p.m. General admission $35, Gold Circle $55.

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

THE HENRIK MANEUVER

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: Doors open at 6 p.m. A physical comedy show like no other. Henrik Bothe presents a night to remember of comedy, magic, juggling and much much more. Tickets are available at the Palace box office. Reserved seating is available.

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

DANCE WITH THE BRIDGE BAND

Where: Elks Lodge, 150 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: Dance to country, rock and R&B music. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Contact: Dexter Veriato, 938-2362, dveriato@yahoo.com

SUNDAY, Feb. 24

FREE SPRING CONCERT — BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR DENNIS SOARES

Where: The Oneness Center, 17-7946 N. Kulani Road, Mountain View

When: 2 p.m. Sunday

Details: The center’s first concert of 2019 celebrates Dennis Soares’ 65th birthday with live music by Tiana Malone Jennings and Hawi Devi, The Green Flash, Dennis and Christy Soares and others. The show runs until 5 p.m.; potluck follows. Bring a dish to share. Admission is free but donations are welcome.

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

“AT ETERNITY’S GATE”

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. Led by a mesmerizing performance from Willem Dafoe in the central role, this film intriguingly imagines Vincent Van Gogh’s troubled final days.

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

ERIC SARDINAS BAND

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

When: 7 p.m. Sunday

Details: Doors open at 6;30 p.m. General admission $35, Gold Circle $55.

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

TUESDAY, Feb. 26

HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE BANDSTAND

Where: Mooheau Bandstand, 329 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Tuesdays

Details: This week, Alu Like’s Halau Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna entertains.

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

COMING

“FROM PAHOA WITH LAVA”

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

When: March 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

THE JEFF GAETH QUARTET

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

When: 6 p.m. March 2

Details: Every first Saturday of the month. Live jazz until 9 p.m. No cover charge.

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

HARMONY ON TAP PRESENTS ART & SOUL!

Where: First United Protestant Church, 1350 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. March 8; 4 p.m. March 9

Details: Hilo’s dynamic women’s chorus performs to benefit the nonprofit group Self Discovery Through Art. Special guests include Kanako Okita and Ian McMillan. Come hear cool women making HOT music for a good cause. Tickets can be purchased at Basically Books or at the door; suggested donation of $15. Children 9 and younger free.

Contact: Jeri Gertz, 989-3208, yogertz@hawaii.rr.com

BLACK UHURU

Where: Honokaa People’s Theatre, 45-3574 Mamane St., Honokaa

When: 7:30 p.m. March 8

Details: One show only. Doors open at 7 p.m. Opening act is Onesty. General admission $45; VIP seating $65.

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

All Kine Stuffs

TODAY, Feb. 23

65TH ANNUAL WAIAKEA LIONS CHUCKWAGON BREAKFAST

Where: Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale, 799 Piilani St., Hilo

When: 6:30 a.m. today

Details: Eat in, pick up or drive through. Come out and support the club by enjoying a great breakfast for only $6. Tickets can be purchased from any Waiakea Lions member, Waiakea High School Leos or Boy/Cub Scouts of Troop/Pack 19. Tickets also available at the door.

Contact: Patrick Naughton, 345-5542, patrick_naughton@hotmail.com

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

CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION WITH KOZMO MIMZI ANIMATION THEATER

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

When: 1 p.m. today

Details: Celebrate the Year of the Pig with Chinese New Year-themed crafts, music and a parade. Free; all materials will be provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

SUNDAY, Feb. 24

HAWAIIAN MUSIC KANIKAPILA

Where: Church of the Holy Apostles, 1407 Kapiolani St., Hilo

When: Noon on Sunday

Details: First of the church’s monthly kanikapila to play Hawaiian mele. Participants will use “He Mele Aloha” (the big blue book) as a “textbook,” so bring yours along. Those who want to lead a song not from the book should bring sheet music to share. Players of all abilities are welcome – bring your ukulele, guitar, ipu, harmonica or whatever and play and or sing along. There will be plenty of people available who can guide pronunciation. Runs until 2 p.m.

Contact: Chele Hryniuk, 935-5545, thehroost@hotmail.com

TUESDAY, Feb. 26

A WALK INTO THE PAST WITH DR. THOMAS A. JAGGAR

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.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. Space is limited; pick up free ticket at the Kilauea Visitor Center’s front desk the day of the program. Program includes climbing stairs and entering a confined space. Meet at the Kilauea Visitor Center.

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

VOLCANOES AT THE MOVIES

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Volcanologists Cheryl Gansecki and Ken Hon with the University of Hawaii at Hilo as they examine (and possibly make fun of) the history of volcanoes as they are portrayed in the movies. How realistic are cinematic volcanic eruptions? How likely is lava in L.A. or New York? What is it with the flaming rocks anyway? And why do they explode? Come be entertained and hopefully learn a little more about genuine and completely faked volcanic phenomena. Free; park entrance fees apply.

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

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27

‘IKE HANA NO‘EAU — EXPERIENCE THE SKILLFULL WORK: HU

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center lanai, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10 a.m. Wednesday

Details: Early Hawaiians devoted much of their time to games, amusements and relaxing. Top spinning was an absorbing activity for children, and making hu (kukui-nut top) was equally engaging. Join rangers and staff from Hawaii Pacific Parks Association as they share their knowledge and love of this popular and traditional Hawaiian art. Free; park fees apply.

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

THURSDAY, Feb. 28

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

ORCHIDLAND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION 1ST SATURDAY

Where: 36th Avenue and Orchidland Drive

When: 8 a.m. March 2

Details: Farmers market/swap meet. Find fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, breakfast and lunch items, fresh eggs, plants, trees, orchids, locally made gift items and much more. Runs until 1 p.m.

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

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENT

Where: Waimea Recycling and Transfer Station

When: 8:30 a.m. March 2

Details: Free. Until 3:30 p.m. For a list of acceptable and unacceptable materials, visit www.hawaiizerowaste.org/recycle/household-hazardous-waste/.

Contact: Chris, 961-8554, recycle3@co.hawaii.hi.us

THIRD ANNUAL OHANA DAY

Where: Mountain View Elementary School, 18-1235 Volcano Road, Mountain View

When: 9 a.m. March 2

Details: Runs until 1 p.m. Live entertainment, a rummage sale, food booths, malasadas, a book fair, information booths, petting zoo, jumper and games for the keiki.

Contact: Debbie Collins, 313-3200, debbie_collins@notes.k12.hi.us

LEHUA PARKER’S “NIUHI SHARK SAGA”

Where: Basically Books, 1672 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. March 2

Details: Set in modern Hawaii, the saga is a young adult magic realism trilogy appropriate for children in grade 5 and older.

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

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENT

Where: Pahoa Recycling and Transfer Station

When: 8:30 a.m. March 3

Details: Free. Until 3:30 p.m. For a list of acceptable and unacceptable materials, visit www.hawaiizerowaste.org/recycle/household-hazardous-waste/.

Contact: Chris, 961-8554, recycle3@co.hawaii.hi.us

25TH ANNUAL DENNIS G. AGUIAR PORTUGUESE DAY IN THE PARK

Where: Gilbert Carvalho Park, 850 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. March 3

Details: Runs until 1 p.m. Portuguese hot dogs, sweetbread, pickled onions and malasadas for sale, plus complimentary Portuguese bean soup and bread fresh from the “forno” (stone oven) at noon. Enjoy 140th anniversary exhibits, genealogy, Portuguese language and card games in the gym, plus oral histories at 10 a.m. and the Hawaii County Band at 11 a.m. outdoors. T-shirts, bags and the CD “Portuguese in Hawaii” will also be available. Proceeds will benefit the Hawaii Island Portuguese Chamber of Commerce Saudades Cultural and Educational Center.

Contact: Marlene Hapai, 966-9894, mhapai@aol.com

WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS — AND HOW TO COOK WITH THEM

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

When: 6 p.m. March 4

Details: Join Susan Collins for this special event about the wondrous lemon. Learn about the health benefits of consuming lemons and how to use them daily in cooking, baking and drinks. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lemon creations. All participants will receive free lemons and a chance to sample various lemon dishes and drinks.

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

RAPID OHIA DEATH SYMPOSIUM — EAST HAWAII 2019

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

When: 9 a.m. March 9

Details: Refreshments will be available at 8:30 a.m. Enjoy a bit of food and drink, introduce yourself to the speakers and then join for morning protocol to kick off this three-hour event. Get updates from the lead researchers and managers and opportunities to ask questions of the panel. Attendees 18 and older will receive a free ROD decontamination kit. Free public event. Seating is limited; register at www.rapidohiadeath.org. (you do not need to print your ticket.)

Contact: Corie Yanger, 969-8268, ohialove@hawaii.edu

WOMEN BUILD 2019

Where: Puna

When: 9 a.m. March 9

Details: Annual Habitat International program that encourages women to make a difference by volunteering on a Habitat project on Women Build Day and fundraise for build programs in the community. Runs until 3 p.m.; volunteers will be working on homes for some of the families affected by the 2018 Kilauea Volcano eruption. Businesses are encouraged to put teams together to help; teams can consist of up to 10 people (men can join, too). Being on a team is not necessary to participate; individuals can sign up and will put on a team. Build T-shirts will be given to individuals that collect $25 or more, while supplies last. Prizes also will be given to the team and individual that raises the most. To sign up, visit www.habitathawaiiisland.org/events. If you want to donate prizes for the event, contact the person below.

Contact: Margo Takata, 331-8010, ext. 106, margo@habitathawaiiisland.org

39TH ANNUAL SPRING HORTICULTURAL SHOW AND PLANT SALE

Where: Edith Kanakaole Multi-Purpose Stadium, 350 Kalanikoa St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. March 8; 9 a.m. March 9

Details: Largest plant sale on the Big Island. Educational seminars and information booths. Free admission. Bring a box. Until 9 p.m. March 9 and 2 p.m. March 10.

Contact: Jan Anderson, 937-9399, jantidepool@gmail.com

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 Wednesdays through July 31

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, 326 Desha Ave., Keaukaha

When: 10:30 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: Pua, 969-9220, contact@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 through July 30

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

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

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

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

AL-ANON EAST HAWAII

Where: Various locations

When: Various times

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