Calendar for March 9

Arts & Exhibits

TODAY, March 2

ADVERTISING


31ST ANNUAL YOUNG AT ART

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

When: Regular center hours through March 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

ART SHOW

Where: Jungle Love Hilo, 302 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: Regular hours through April 5

Details: Features works by Puna artists Steve Irvine, Barry Wilkinson, Ken Charon and Vincent Callagher.

Contact: Becky Peterson, 934-7775, junglelovepahoa@yahoo.com

Classes

TODAY, March 9

THE JAPANESE ART OF ORIGAMI

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

When: 10:30 a.m. Saturdays through March 30

Details: Free. Origami is the art of paper folding, which is often associated with Japanese culture. In modern usage, the word “origami” is used as an inclusive term for all folding practices regardless of their culture of origin.

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

MONDAY, March 11

YOGA FOR BROWN HEART HAWAII SHELTER

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

When: 9 a.m. Monday

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

MASTER CLASS WITH DANIEL HSU

Where: First United Methodist Church, 374 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo,

When: 4 p.m. Monday

Details: Hilo area piano students will perform for and receive guidance from Daniel Hsu, bronze medalist at the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Free admission.

Contact: Tom Geballe, 345-6739, tgeballe@gmail.com

OFF THE HOOK

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

When: 5 p.m. Monday and March 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

TUESDAY, March 12

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF WINE AND WATERCOLORS

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

When: 4 p.m. Tuesday

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

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

BON DANCE CLASSES

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

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday and March 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

INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING — PRIMER TALK

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

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday

Details: All are welcome. Big Island Beekeepers Association members Jim Klyman and Carey Yost will present “An Introduction to Beekeeping.” Potluck pupus followed by a short business meeting and presentation.

Contact: Jim Klyman, 805-399-2422, bigislandbeekeepers@gmail.com

THURSDAY, March 14

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 will be the last of the winter session. The spring session starts April 4. This week, Dick Hershberger will present “A Thomas Jagger Re-enactment.”

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

FRIDAY, March 15

INSTAGRAM FOR BEGINNERS

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Friday

Details: Hands-on class for those who have never posted to Instagram before. It’s a practical workshop, where attendees will learn step-by-step the fundamentals of using Instagram. Cost is $45. Seating is very limited; advanced registration is required. Register at www.eventbrite.com/e/instagram-for-beginners-hands-on-workshop-tickets-57554991529.

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

COMING

COMMUNITY FIRST’S AHCD AND ALZHEIMERS ASSOCIATION WORKSHOP

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

When: 9 a.m. March 16

Details: Free, all-day event. Stay the entire day or just a portion of it. Begins with important instructions on how to complete an advanced health care directive, followed by an Alzheimer’s Caregivers Boot Camp. Also includes a movie about siblings finding a way to work together when their father slides into senility and must be placed in a nursing home. Learn the 10 common warning signs of Alzheimer’s and other dementias and effective communication strategies to connect with people who have Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Lunch is provided; RSVP for this bonus. Contact Patrick Toal at 518-6649, Amy Hamane at 935-1500 or Tony Kent at 292-4559

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

CREATIVE RETREAT — PAPER MARBLING

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

When: 2 p.m. March 17

Details: Learn paper marbling with water-based suminagashi pigments on cotton paper. Leave with your own creations and tools to continue your craft. Space is limited. Cost is $25. Register at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com/creative-retreats/.

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

WORD PROCESSING FOR SENIORS

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

When: 10 a.m. March 18, 20 and 22

Details: Not a typing class. Susan Labrenz will show you how to move your words around on a digital sheet of paper, insert a picture and print catchy invitation or poster. Cost is $50; daily parking fee $3.

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

WRITING FOR INNER EXPLORATION AND LIFE REFLECTION WITH TOM PEEK

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

When: 9:30 a.m. March 23

Details: Take a day out of your busy life to explore your deeper self and ponder the life you lived so far. Peek encourages you to “discover the magic power of writing to stimulate the creative regions of your mind and unearth your meatiest memories, highest aspirations, zaniest ideas and most incandescent insights.” Cost is $75, or $65 for VAC members. To register, call the number below or visit www. volcanoartcenter.org.

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

ZENTANGLE — BUTTERFLIES

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

When: 2 p.m. March 24

Details: Learn this fun pattern drawing method and create unique butterflies with pens, shading and pops of color. All materials and light refreshments included. Leave with pens and tools to continue your Zentangle practice. Space is limited. Cost is $20. Register at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com/zentangle-classes/.

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

Clubs

TODAY, March 9

OHANA LEHUA BONSAI CLUB

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

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Come to view the bonsai show or take a class. Show scheduled until 3 p.m. Classes are as follows: Beginner Class: 9:30-10:30 a.m., plant will be provided; Returning students: 1-2 p.m, you must bring your plant from home. Space is limited; pre-registration required. To register for classes, visit or call the reference desk at the number below.

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

DAV CHAPTER NO. 6 HILO (DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS)

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

When: 11 a.m. today

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

HILO ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING

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

When: 1:30 p.m. today

Details: Geneva Sanger from Akatsuka Orchid Gardens will talk about growing orchid seedlings in flasks with a hands-on demo of how to remove them from the flask and repot them. Public welcome. Free.

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

THURSDAY, March 14

HAWAII PHOTO SHOOTERS

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

When: 6 p.m. Thursday

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

COMING

HAWAII LOA CHAPTER, DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

Where: West Hawaii Civic Center, Council Chambers A, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Kailua-Kona

When: 9 a.m. March 16

Details: Join the chapter’s volunteer genealogists for a pre-meeting workshop to explore your family tree and navigate DAR supplemental ancestor applications. Chapter meeting follows at 10 a.m., featuring awards for volunteers, election of delegates to the national society’s Continental Congress, committee “minutes,” announcements on NSDAR Women in the Arts award winner Marian Berger and award presentation by Hawaii Loa members in Bend, Ore., and more. Applications also will be available for the $500 DAR grant for Hawaii Island classroom teachers. For Women’s History Month, Hawaii Community College professor Lucy L. Jones will present her research on the women who redefine conventional archetypes in her “Perennials Research Project.”

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

HGEA RETIREES HAWAII CHAPTER GENERAL MEMBERSHIP QUARTERLY MEETING

Where: HGEA Multi-purpose Room, 495 Manono St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. March 20

Details: Will include committee reports; community Events sign up; Mahie Trask, Retirees Unit administrator speaker; election of new officers for the bi-annual 2019-21 to serve two-year terms; and bingo. Retirees are encouraged to attend and participate in the HGEA programs.

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

AMERICAN RHODODENDRON SOCIETY

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

When: Noon on March 30

Details: Free monthly meeting for members and all interested gardeners. Potluck followed at 1 p.m. with the second in a series of classes on vireya rhododendron culture, “Pruning & Propagating,” led my Lucy Moody and Rene Siracusa. The class will be followed by a giveaway of trusses (cuttings) and some short organizational business. Please note the new location and time for meetings.

Contact: Rene Siracusa, 965-2000, renesiracusa@hotmail.com

Health

TODAY, March 9

NAMI FAMILY-TO-FAMILY EDUCATION PROGRAM

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

When: 9 a.m. Saturdays through 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

COMING

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, March 9

READING TAILS WITH PIERRE AND MAILE

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

When: 11 a.m. today

Details: Little readers are invited to practice their skills with Pierre, a certified therapy chihuahua, and his owner, Maile. Children read their favorite books or tell Pierre stories during this one-on-one reading session. Pierre loves hearing stories about magical places and characters. Parents/caregivers are encouraged to join their little ones to this special reading time.

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

THURSDAY, March 14

LOG CABIN CARDBOARD CRAFT: AFTERSCHOOL IMAGINARIUM

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

When: 2:30 p.m. Thursday

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

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 15

SPAGHETTI DINNER AND BINGO

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

When: 6 p.m. Friday

Details: Dinner with your choice of meat or veggie sauce. Dinner includes garlic bread, salad, desserts and coffee; other beverages available for purchase. Bingo played for groceries, with multiple winners each game. Cost to guests of the Eagles is $9.

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

Performances

TODAY, March 9

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES

Where: Hilo Farmers Market, corner of Kamehameha Avenue and Mama Street, Hilo

When: 10 a.m. today and March 20

Details: Live acoustic music (pop, folk, Hawaiian, classic hits).

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

HARMONY ON TAP PRESENTS ART & SOUL!

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

When: 4 p.m. today

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

“A STAR IS BORN”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. today and Monday

Details: Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing. A popular musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. Special encore version, featuring 12 minutes of new footage, including extended songs and new scenes.

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

SUNDAY, March 10

CAT VIDEO FEST

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 2:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday

Details: Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Seventy minutes of the best cat videos of the year, plus some classics and surprises. Ten percent of box office sales from this program will be donated to Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary to help Big Island cats in need. Features a compilation reel of the latest, best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos and, of course, classic internet powerhouses.

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

TUESDAY, March 12

HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE BANDSTAND

Where: Mooheau Bandstand, 329 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Tuesday

Details: Free. This week, Alu Like’s Halau Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna entertains (will also entertain March 26). Christy Leina‘ala Lassiter and friends entertain March 19.

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

DANIEL HSU

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

When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

Details: This recent Van Cliburn International Piano Competition bronze medalist will perform music by Bach, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Liszt and Mussorgsky (his monumental “Pictures at an Exhibition”). Tickets are $25 general/$20 60+/$10 students, and can be purchased at the usual outlets or at the door after 6:45 p.m. Visit www.hawaiiconcertsociety.com for more information.

Contact: Tom Geballe, 345-6739, tgeballe@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY, March 13

KEAAU HIGH SCHOOL COUGAR CLASSIC TALENT COMPETITION

Where: Keaau High School cafeteria, 16-725 Keaau-Pahoa Road, Keaau

When: 6 p.m. Wednesday

Details: Feature KHS’s talented students vying for top honors. There also will be other performances by special guests. Free and open to the public.

Contact: Cheryl Chow, 313-3321, cheryl_chow@notes.k12.hi.us

THURSDAY, March 14

“STOKE” SCREENING

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

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Details: Director Q&A follows. Cost is $10 at the door. This award-winning road film, shot in 2017 on Hawaii island, follows a struggling tourist who hires two wannabe tour guides to take her to an active volcano. Rated R for language and brief nudity. For more information, visit www.StokeTheMovie.com or www.Facebook.com/StokeTheMovie.

Contact: Curator, 464-3388, kukuaustudio@gmail.com

FRIDAY, March 15

SALSA DANCING WITH ISLA TUMBAO

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

When: 6 p.m. Friday

Details: Dancing the night away with the infectious latin rhythms of East Hawaii’s premier seven-piece salsa band. Take a complimentary Salsa lesson by one of the several dance instructors in attendance. Cost is $10.

Contact: Curator, 464-3388, kukuaustudio@gmail.com

SIX STRING FLING

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Details: Featuring the Big Island’s masters of guitar Larry Dupio, Colin John, Tomi Isobe, David Lawrence, Steve Fundy and Dan Corippo with Bottle of Blue and master of ceremonies

Ronnie V. These masters will keep the music moving for a high-energy event. Tickets available now.

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

COMING

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES

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

When: 10 a.m. March 16

Details: Live acoustic music (pop, folk, Hawaiian, classic hits).

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

CLASSICAL GUITAR FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Where: Mountain View Public/School Library, 1235 Volcano Highway, Mountain View

When: 4 p.m. March 18

Details: Hawaii guitar prodigy Ian O’Sullivan presents a program that serves as an introduction to the nuances of sound, rhythm and tradition that defines world music through acoustic and classical guitar.

Contact: Vicky Perry, 968-2322, ldssevents@librarieshawaii.org

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES

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

When: 5 p.m. March 22

Details: Live acoustic music (pop, folk, Hawaiian, classic hits).

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

PIANIST EUNBI KIM PERFORMS “SKETCHES AND DREAMS”

When: 7 p.m. March 26

Where: East Hawaii Cultural Center, second floor performance space, 141 Kalakaua St., Hilo

Details: “Sketches and Dreams” celebrates memories and tales, imaginary and real, through an eclectic range of contemporary solo piano repertoire. For more about the pianist, visit www.eunbikimmusic.com. Admission is $15. Tickets can be purchased in advance from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at EHCC, by calling the number below or at the door the night of the performance. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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

All Kine Stuffs

TODAY, March 9

STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 8:45 a.m. today and March 16, 22 and 29

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

39TH ANNUAL SPRING HORTICULTURAL SHOW AND PLANT SALE

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

When: 9 a.m. today

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

STABLES SWAP MEET

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

When: 8:30 a.m. today

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

KEAAU ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FAMILY FUN FAIR

Where: Keaau Elementary School, 16-680 Keaau-Pahoa Road, Keaau

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Will feature a variety of food vendors and various craft vendors, live entertainment, a silent auction, a rummage sale and so much more. Funds raised by the rummage sale support special education students from 3 years old to fifth grade.

Contact: Lori Tanaka, 895-9236, lt3905@353.k12.hi.us

RAPID OHIA DEATH SYMPOSIUM — EAST HAWAII 2019

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

When: 9 a.m. today

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. today

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

FOLK BOOK SALE

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

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Proceeds help support the needs of the Kona libraries. Teachers will receive special discounts with their official school ID, and FOLK members receive a 20 percent discount. As always, volunteers are welcome, particularly for the afternoon of the book sale. Book donations are accepted at the library.

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

RAINBOW FRIENDS ANIMAL SANCTUARY ADOPTION EVENT

Where: Aloha Paws, 697 Manono St., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. today

Details: Dogs, and maybe even puppies, up for adoption to good homes. Come out and meet your new best friend. Second Saturday of each month.

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

AN EVENING OF WINE & CHEESE

Where: Hilo Woman’s Club, 7 Lele St., Hilo

When: 4 p.m. today

Details: Enjoy fine cheese and delicious pupus while sampling wines from around the world. Featuring the amazing wine guru Randy Nunokawa, live music by Jazz x2 and a silent auction. Tickets are $35; call the number below to purchase. All donations go toward the Hilo Woman’s Club community projects.

Contact: Jen Tanouye, 935-9838, jentanouye@hotmail.com

TUESDAY, March 12

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 and March 19 and 26

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

AFTER DARK IN THE PARK: PAHU MANAMANA O ‘UMI ANCESTRAL BRILLIANCE

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Join Pualani Kanahele of the Edith Kanaka‘ole Foundation as she takes participants on a virtual visit to Pahu Manamana o ‘Umi, a stellar instrument positioned high up on the southwest slope of Mauna Loa and protected within the park at 7,752 feet above sea level. The ancient structure is a remarkable example of the brilliance of Hawaiian archaeoastronomy. Free, but park fees might apply.

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

WEDNESDAY, March 13

EXPLORE KAHUKU

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Par

When: 9 a.m. Wednesdays through Sundays

Details: Free. Take a self-guided hike or join rangers on Sundays this month for a two-hour guided trek at 9:30 a.m. (The trail will vary depending on visitor interest). Enter on the mauka (inland) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5. Kahuku is located in Ka‘u, about a 50 minutes south of the park’s main entrance. Sturdy footwear, water, rain gear, sun protection and a snack are recommended for all hikes.

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

THURSDAY, March 14

STEWARDSHIP OF KIPUKAPUAULU

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

When: 9:30 a.m. Thursday and March 21 and 28

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

THE ONLY WAY IS UP? HOW ARE MAUNAKEA AND MAUNA LOA ALPINE PLANTS RESPONDING TO RAPID CLIMATE CHANGE?

Where: UH-Hilo, Science and Technology Building No. 108, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. March 21

Details: A Maunakea Speaker Series presentation by James Juvik, professor emeritus of geography and environmental studies at UH-Hilo. In 1958, a botanical survey by noted Pacific Island botanist Raymond Fosberg recorded the various native plants growing along the Mauna Loa access road. Juvik and his team resurveyed the Mauna Loa plants again after 50 years (2008) and 60 years (2018). He will present fascinating study findings including changing patterns of alpine native and alien plants on Maunakea.

Contact: Fritz Klasner, 933-0734, fklasner@hawaii.edu

IT TAKES A HUI: PROTECTING HAWAII’S WHITE TERNS

Where: Lyman Museum, 276 Haili St., Hilo

When: 3 and 7 p.m. March 25

Details: Naturalist and author Susan Scott presents her latest book in which she discusses “how citizen scientists, researchers, government employees, educators, wildlife groups, writers, photographers, tree trimmers, birders, office workers, condo dwellers and others came together to help Hawaii’s white terns.” Book-signing included. Cost is $3; free to museum members.

Contact: Lyman Museum, 935-5021, education@lymanmuseum.org

ILOA GALAXY FORUM HAWAII 2019

Where: Hawaii Community College—Palamanui, 73-4225 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Kailua-Kona

When: 3:30 p.m. March 29

Details: Hawaii 21st Century Science and Astronomy from the Moon With Stellar Talks by Doug Simons, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope; Janine Bonham, Hawaii Technology Academy; Steve Durst, International Lunar Observatory Association; and others. Free; open to the public. RSVP to the email or phone number below.

Contact: Steve Durst, 885-3474, Info@iloa.org

ONGOING

Saturdays

TAI CHI CHIH — JOY THRU MOVEMENT

Where: Liliuokalani Gardens pavilion, Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 7:45 a.m. Saturdays

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

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

RED PIN BOWLING

Location: KMC Bowling Lanes, Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 2 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Details: Bowl a strike with the red pin in the head pin position and get your game for free. Call 967-8365 for more information.

Contact: Elene Rizzo-Kuhn, 967-8371 rizzokuhne@kmc-volcano.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

GENTLE YOGA FOR EVERY BODY

Where: Moxie Fitness, 830 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 4 p.m. Wednesdays

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

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

FAMILY STORY TIME AND ACTIVITY

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

When: 10:30 a.m. Thursdays

Details: Children ages 3 and older are invited to bring loved ones to weekly story time. This is a wonderful opportunity for youngsters to make connections and build friendships with fellow youngsters.

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

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

FREE HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES

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

When: 1 p.m. (Beginner 2) and 3 p.m. (Intermediate) Thursdays

Details: Designed for adults and seniors. Learn Hawaiian chants/oli, songs and prayers. It is recommended students have some experience with the Hawaiian language. Program size is limited. RSVP required.

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

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

TODDLER STORY AND PLAY TIME

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

When: 10:30 a.m. Fridays

Details: Babies and toddlers up to 2 years old are invited to attend. During this time, the library will offer books, music and action rhymes, and encourage toddlers to stay and play with toys after.

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

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

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

“FROM PAHOA WITH LAVA”

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

When: First Saturday of each month through May 4

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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

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