Calendar for March 23

Arts & Exhibits

TODAY, March 23

ADVERTISING


31ST ANNUAL YOUNG AT ART

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

When: Regular center hours through Friday

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

TUESDAY, March 26

PRINCE JONAH KUHIO DAY MURAL OFFICIAL UNVEILING

Where: Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Elementary and Secondary School, 27-330 Mamalahoa Highway, Papaikou

When: 3 p.m. (after school is released for the day) Tuesday

Details: A semi-3-D realist 14-foot-by-18-foot mural of Prince Jonah Kuhio, as depicted by Big Island muralist and philanthropist, Allen Russell.

Contact: Buzz Colby, 421-8559, ocd@ocdlove.com

Classes

TODAY, March 23

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. today

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

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

EMOTIONAL WELLNESS WORKSHOP

Where: Moxie Fitness Studio, 830 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. today

Details: This workshop includes a 30-minute mindfulness-based yoga flow, as well as an introduction to meditation. Students also will create a personal toolkit for what to do when difficult emotions arise.

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

SUNDAY, March 24

ZENTANGLE — BUTTERFLIES

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

When: 2 p.m. Sunday

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

“AGING IS NOT A DISEASE” — UNDERSTANDING THE CANINE AGING PROCESS

Where: Hilo Petco, Prince Kuhio Plaza, 111 Puainako St., Hilo

When: 4 p.m. Sunday

Details: This free class will help students understand the canine aging process and how to provide care for senior dogs. Presented by a veterinarian, the first class will be an overview with a question-and-answer session. Future classes will focus on specific issues. Sponsored by Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary and the Grey Muzzle Organization. Please RSVP to the contact email.

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

MONDAY, March 25

OFF THE HOOK

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

When: 5 p.m. Monday

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 26

BON DANCE CLASSES

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

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday

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, March 27

OSHA 10 WORKSHOP

Where: E Komo Mai Restaurant, 1550 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday

Details: Obtain OSHA General Industry certification. Contact the person below for specific topics to be covered and to register.

Contact: Stafford Oyama, 937-9744, stafford.oyama@gmail.com

THURSDAY, March 28

PAPA OLELO HAWAII: BEGINNING HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE WITH KALIKO TRAPP

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

When: 4 p.m. (Level 1), 5 p.m. (Level 2) and 6:30 p.m. (Level 3) Thursdays through May 16

Details: This basics class will focus on simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar and sentence structure. The Level 2 class will focus on expanding simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar and sentence structure. Some Hawaiian language experience is preferred for the Level 3 series. Cost for any of the classes is $90, or $80 for Volcano Art Center members, for the entire eight weeks. The required workbook for the class is “Na Kai ‘Ewalu” and it is available at the UH-Hilo bookstore. Call the number below or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org to register.

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

FRIDAY, March 29

FREE LITTLE FIRE ANT MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

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

When: 9 a.m. Friday

Details: This free monthly workshop will be focused primarily on residents who want to manage little fire ants around their homes. Learn some ant biology basics, then participants will be guided through the various management techniques including practical demonstrations on how to mix and apply the HAL gel bait. There will be a break for lunch. Book early as there are limited seats available. Register online at www.littlefireants.com, via email at the address below or by calling the number below.

Contact: Alison Wagner, 315-5656, alison.wagner@littlefireants.com

COMING

LANDSCAPING WITH NATIVE PLANTS WITH ZACH MERMEL

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

When: 9 a.m. March 30

Details: This hands-on workshop gives students the chance to interact first-hand with a variety of native plants found throughout Hawaii Island’s various microclimates and learn how to integrate these plant allies into their outdoor ecosystems. Cost is $35, or $30 for Volcano Art Center members. Call the number below or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org to register.

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

MIXED MEDIA ENCAUSTIC WORKSHOP WITH MARY MILELZCIK

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

When: 10 a.m. March 30

Details: Hands-on workshop in which students will learn safe studio practices, all the encaustic painting basics and how to make their own medium. Wet and dry shellac burns will be demonstrated. After instruction and experimenting, students will have the opportunity to create a small finished encaustic painting to take home. An assortment of marking tools and brushes and interesting papers, photographs, minerals, fibers and other natural and found materials will be provided for students to incorporate into their paintings. Students also are encouraged to bring other items they’d like to use. Advanced students can consult with the instructor in advance regarding specific projects. Cost is $60, or $55 for Volcano Art Center members plus, a $25 supply fee.

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

PRUNING & PROPAGATING OF VIREYA RHODODENDRONS

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

When: 1 p.m. March 30

Details: Free. Hosted by American Rhododendron Society – Hawaii Chapter. Potluck followed by workshop at 2 p.m., then plant auction and trusses (cuttings) give-away and short society business meeting. You do not have to be a member to attend. Note different date, time and location. Future classes and meetings TBA.

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

FREE PET FOSTERING WORKSHOP

Where: Petco, Prince Kuhio Plaza, 111 E. Puainako St., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. March 31

Details: Learn what you need to know to foster a dog, cat, kitten, or puppy, with support from Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary and a network of other foster ”parents.” Topics will include bottle feeding, weaning, training, socializing, deworming, and more. Opportunities for volunteering at the sanctuary or spay/neuter clinics also will be offered.

Contact: Elaine Partlow, 281-9895, goldenfeatherjewelry@gmail.com

CREATIVE RETREAT — STENCIL A TOTE BAG

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

When: 2 p.m. March 31

Details: Learn stenciling techniques with soft fabric paints to create a unique tote bag using a variety of stencils. All materials and light refreshments included. Space is limited. Cost is $25. Register at https://www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com/creative-retreats/.

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

WRITERS WORKSHOP

Where: The Stables, 15-859 Kahakai Boulevard, Pahoa, and UH-Hilo, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 2 p.m. in Hilo, 4 p.m. in Pahoa on Sundays beginning March 31

Details: Spring Session; 10 weeks. Cost is $90. Entry level sessions are open. Learn the nuts and bolts of how to write a compelling character-driven piece, whether fiction or nonfiction. Contact the person below to register or for more information.

Contact: Dawn Hurwitz, 936-3046, dawnhurwitz@mac.com

INTERNET AND EMAIL FOR SENIORS

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

When: 9 a.m. April 1 and 4

Details: Learn how to browse the internet and email using Internet Explorer and Gmail. Surf the web safely and play with attachments in email. Cost is $50; daily parking fee $3.

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

BEEKEEPING AND HONEY PRODUCTION

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

When: 4 p.m. April 2

Details: Join Jim Klyman from the Big Island Beekeepers Association for more in-depth information about keeping bees and harvesting honey. Class will feature information about harvesting equipment, stuff that can be made (products of the hive, honey, bee wax, propolis), what it takes to maintain a hive, disease transfer prevention and more.

Contact: Bonnie Perry, 968-2322, bonnie.perry@librarieshawaii.org

KAMANA CENTER SENIOR LECTURES

Where: Institute for Astronomy, 640 N. Aohoku Place, Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Thursdays, April 4-June 6

Details: The spring session begins with David Kurohara from HELCO, who will present “Phone Scams Targeting Utility Customers,” “Are You Ready for Storm Season?” and “Saving Money on Electric Bills.” Cost for the 10 weeks is $10. Some of the other topics scheduled for the spring session are “Mars, the Red Planet, in Culture and Science,” “The New Medical Aid in Dying Law” and “The Double-Barreled 2018 Eruption of Kilauea Volcano: Culmination or Prelude?” Arrive early the first week to register.

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

HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES

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

When: 1 p.m. (Beginner class 2) and 3 p.m. (Intermediate class) Thursdays beginning April 4

Details: Free. Designed for adults. Learn Hawaiian chants/oli, songs and prayers. Runs through June 6. 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

AARP HI PRESENTS: HOW TO START A BUSINESS

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

When: 9:30 a.m. April 13

Details: From getting the money to start a business to developing the key ingredients to make that business a success, this free seminar provides information an entrepreneur needs. Learn about programs and resources to start, keep and grow a business. Morning refreshments provided. Open to the public; AARP membership not required. Register online at https://aarp.cvent.com/hilobiz4-13.

Contact: Jackie Boland, 877-926-8300, jboland@aarp.org

MEDICAL QIGONG FOR CHRONIC PAIN

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

When: 10 a.m. Saturdays and 5 p.m. Tuesdays, April 13-May 4

Details: Learn this practice to manage chronic pain, respiratory issues, etc. It is balance of movement and meditation for a proactive, low impact and non-drug approach to health. Visit www.hiqi4health.org. Cost $65. Deadline to register is April 1.

Contact: Jana Ching, 961-6922, jana.hiqi@gmail.com

CONTROLLING LITTLE FIRE ANTS

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

When: 5 p.m. April 23

Details: Informational presentation. Fanny Brewer from the Big Island Invasive Species Committee will talk about the history of little fire ants in Hawaii, give an overview of ant biology and offer practical tips on how to manage little fire ants on your property.

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

FREE FAIR HOUSING SEMINAR

Where: Aupuni Center Conference Room; 101 Pauahi St., Hilo

When: 8:30 a.m. April 29

Details: Learn from the experts about federal and state fair housing laws, protected classes and current topics such as assistance animals and domestic violence. There is limited seating, so pre-registration is required. Call the number below for information.

Contact Name: Office of Housing & Community Development, 961-8379, alisa.hanselman@hawaiicounty.gov

INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING COURSE WITH RICHARD SPIEGEL

Where: Ahualoa

When: 1 p.m. Saturdays, July 13-Aug. 3

Details: Learn the basics of nontoxic beekeeping and enough equipment and basic knowledge to obtain and care for a colony of bees. Spiegel also will talk about how his agricultural, values-based business practiced sustainability and social and environmental responsibility. Also learn how intentions and methods affect the food we grow and how the food we eat affects us, how honey bees are an integral part of nature and the food chain of humans and some of the current challenges faced by honey bees and humans. Specific location and additional information will be given upon registration.

Contact: Susan Collins, 936-6019, birdandbeehawaii@gmail.com

Clubs

SUNDAY, March 24

SOLO AUTOCROSS — SPORTS CAR CLUB OF AMERICA

Where: Hilo Drag Strip kart track

When: 7 a.m. Sunday

Details: The Big Island of Hawaii Region SCCA hosts the 2019 RTP Championship Event No. 2. 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

TUESDAY, March 26

HILO WOMAN’S CLUB MONTHLY GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

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

When: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday

Details: Includes a potluck. Guest speakers from the American Red Cross will present information about disaster preparedness following the meeting.

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

COMING

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

BIG ISLAND REAL ESTATE INVESTORS CLUB

Where: Hawaii Island REALTORS, 1321 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. April 3

Details: Speaker Laurie Medeiros of Title Guranty Escrow Services will present “How to Read a Title Report.

Contact: Roy Dollwet, 430-3223, bigislandrei@gmail.com

HAWAII PHOTO SHOOTERS

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

When: 6 p.m. April 11

Details: Chris and Barbara Tamm will present “Southern Africa Wildlife.” They will show photographs taken during recent visits in Namibia, Botswana and South Africa. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.hawaiiphotoshooters.com.

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

DAV CHAPTER #6 HILO (DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS)

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

When: 11 a.m. April 13

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

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

Health

TODAY, March 23

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

WEDNESDAY, March 27

PIYO LIVE!

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

When: 4 p.m. Wednesdays, April 3-Dec. 18

Details: Low-impact, high-intensity core strength, flexibility and balance workout inspired by Pilates and yoga, choreographed to popular music. Bring a yoga mat and water. Donations welcome.

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

THURSDAY, March 28

PIYO LIVE!

Where: Ka‘u District Gym Multi-Purpose Room, Pahala

When: 6 p.m. Thursdays through Dec. 26

Details: Low-impact, high-intensity core strength, flexibility and balance workout inspired by Pilates and yoga, choreographed to popular music. Bring a yoga mat and water. Donations welcome.

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

FRIDAY, March 29

HILO PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP

Where: Aging Disability Resource Center, 1035 Kinoole Ave., Hilo

When: 2 p.m. Friday

Details: Whole body vibration can help with circulation, balance, muscle recovery, back pain, osteoporosis and many other issues that affect many people. Jim Brugerman from Maui Vibration Zone will set up a vibration plate so those attending can experience the vibrations that exercise muscles in 10 minutes as if the person worked out for an hour or more.

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

NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP

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

When: 7 p.m. Friday

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

COMING

GOOD NEWS ABOUT DIABETES: YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Where: Komohana Research and Extension Center, 875 Komohana St., Room D202, Hilo

When: 3:30 April 10

Details: For anyone wanting to know more about diabetes and how to manage it. Speakers are Dr. Rich Jackson and Elaine Sullivan of Grass Roots Diabetes in Boston. To register, visit https://goodnewsaboutdiabetes.eventbrite.com.

Contact: Julia Zee, 969-8212, zee@hawaii.edu

END-OF-LIFE OPTIONS AND HAWAII’S NEW OUR CARE, OUR CHOICE LAW

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

When: 5:30 p.m. April 10

Details: Presentation covers the importance of patient empowerment when it comes to the end of life, a discussion on the various end-of-life options available to a terminally ill person with a six-month prognosis and an explanation about the new Our Care, Our Choice law.

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

OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP

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

When: 11:30 a.m. April 20

Details: Meet new friends, share experiences and provide mutual support in an environment that’s friendly and safe. Meets the third Saturday of each month; open to all ostomates, pre-ostomy patients, caregivers, interested medical professionals and the public.

Contact: Sandy Wright, 339-7640, OstomyGroup@yahoo.com

Just for Keiki

COMING

APRIL-OLOGY: BUG-OLOGY

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

When: 10 a.m. April 18

Details: Check out real insects from Maunakea. Look at them under the microscope and learn about what they do in their environments. Put together the wekiu bug’s life cycle, to see how they live on the summit of Maunakea, and do some hands-on bug crafts.

Contact: Bonnie Perry, 968-2322, bonnie.perry@librarieshawaii.org

Outdoors

SUNDAY, March 24

HISTORIC TRAILS MEETING

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

When: 10 a.m. Sunday

Details: Annual meeting of E Mau Na Ala Hele. There will be an annual business meeting followed by a stroll in Ulu La‘au, the Waimea Nature Park and along Ke Ala Kahawai O Waimea, the Waimea Streamside Trail. Bring a trail lunch if you plan to join the afternoon excursion. The meeting agenda will include election of officers and board of directors, reports of the past year’s activities and a review of the draft two-year strategic plan.

Contact: Barbara Schaefer, 885-7132, baschaeferphoto@gmail.com

COMING

HAWAII ISLE ARCHERY CLUB TRADITIONAL SHOOT

Where: Malama Archery Park, Panaewa

When: 7:30 a.m. (registration); 9 a.m. (shoot starts) May 18

Details: A fun day of traditional archery; 14 targets and novelty shoots. All abilities and ages welcome.

Contact: Tracy Lewis, 959-6699, tracyinhilo@yahoo.com

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

BRIDGE BAND AT THE EAGLES

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

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Details: Enjoy a mix of country and light rock. Cover charge is $5. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

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

Performances

TODAY, March 23

“BURNING”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

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

Details: PDoors open 30 minutes prior to each showing. One of the best films of the year, an introverted young man’s life is disrupted by the appearance of a flirtatious spirited woman and wealthy and sophisticated young man with a mysterious hobby.

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

TUESDAY, March 26

HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE BANDSTAND

Where: Mooheau Bandstand, 329 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Tuesday

Details: Free. This week, Christy Leina‘ala Lassiter and friends entertain. Alu Like’s Halau Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna entertains March 26. Next month: Music and hula with Bert Naihe and Noe Noe on April 2. Halau Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna on April 9 and 30. The Hula Sisters perform April 16. During Merrie Monarch Week, the Merrie Monarch Band performs April 23 and the Hula Sisters perform April 24. All welcome.

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

PIANIST EUNBI KIM PERFORMS “SKETCHES AND DREAMS”

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

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

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

COMING

BILL KIRCHEN TRIO

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

When: 7 p.m. March 30

Details: This Grammy-nominated guitarist, singer/songwriter was as a founding member of Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen. He will be touring as a trio with Cody’s drummer, Steve Barbuto, and Tim Eschilman on bass. General admission, $40; Gold Circle, $55. Doors open at 6 p.m.

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

“BIRDS OF PASSAGE”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Friday and March 30-April 2; 2:30 p.m. March 31

Details: Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Set in 1970s Colombia among the Wayuu indigenous people, this mystical epic centers on Rapayet, a man torn between the desire to be powerful and his duty to uphold his culture’s values.

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

CELTICA — PIPE ROCKS

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

When: 7 p.m. April 5

Details: Explosive show, blazing bagpipes, mighty drums and the power of a rock band. One show only. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance; $35 at door.

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

THE JEFF GAETH QUARTET

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

When: 6 p.m. April 6

Details: Live jazz in Pahoa every first Saturday of each month. No cover charge.

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

All Kine Stuffs

TODAY, March 23

MONDAY, March 25

IT TAKES A HUI: PROTECTING HAWAII’S WHITE TERNS

Where: Lyman Museum, 276 Haili St., Hilo

When: 3 and 7 p.m. Monday

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

TUESDAY, March 26

2019 HA‘AKOA CONFERENCE

Where: Kamehameha Schools Hawaii, Ha‘aeamahi Dinning Hall, 16-714 Volcano Road, Keaau

When: 9 a.m. Tuesday

Details: Come and learn the history of the Hawaiian ha‘a, benefits and application today, also attend a workshop where you will learn a traditional Hawaiian ha‘a. Free and open to the public, but seating is limited and registration is required. Visit haakoa.com to register, or contact the person below.

Contact: Pua Ishibashi, 989-4844, Pua@Mamalahoa.org

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

AFTER DARK IN THE PARK: EXPLORING THE UNKNOWN DEPTHS IN THE NORTHWESTERN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Guest speaker Justin Umholtz, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation education associate for Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, will share his experiences aboard the Exploration Vessel Nautilus, mapping and diving previously unexplored seamounts within the marine national monument.

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

THURSDAY, March 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

DOCUMENTARY: “FAHRENHEIT 11/9”

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

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Details: Michael Moore’s brilliant movie reviews our politics and the many social movements going on in the nation up to and following the last presidential election. It will be the foundation for some great discussion following the movie. Part of Global HOPE’s America in Crisis Series. Free

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

FRIDAY, March 29

STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 8:45 a.m. Friday

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

COFFEE TALK AT KAHUKU: PRINCE JONAH KUHIO

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Friday

Details: In respect to his memory and his accomplishments, Auntie Jessie Ke, a revered kupuna of Ka‘u will talk about the prince, his legacy, the Hawaiian Civic Club movement and the Hawaiian Civic Club of Ka‘u. Ka‘u coffee, tea and pastries will be available for purchase. Entrance located just south of the 70.5-mile marker on the mauka side of Highway 11.

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

COMING

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

38TH ANNUAL DAY AT HULIHEE PALACE

Where: Hulihee Palace, 75-5718 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona

When: 8:30 a.m. March 30

Details: The public is invited to this full day of fun and family festivities. Admission is free. The Daughters of Hawai‘i have been stewards of the palace since 1925, and opened the home to the public as an educational museum in 1928. Cultural practitioners will share Native Hawaiian traditions. Entertainment will also include hula halau performances, and those who attend will be able to find great bargains at the country bazaar. There will be demonstrations of ku‘i ‘ai (poi pounding) and ‘ulana lauhala (weaving). The general admission fee to the palace will be waived for this special one-day event.

Contact: Kanoelehua K.L. Renaud, 595-6291, kanoelehua@daughtersofhawaii.org

PUNA SPRING FESTIVAL

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

When: 10 a.m. March 30

Details: Open to the public. Craft vendors, food vendors, kids activities, prize give-aways; temple tours, community groups, Puna Hongwanji Boutique and entertainment/demonstrations by Merahi Productions, Hiccup Circus, Matsuri Dance, Puna Taiko, Puna Judo, yoga, PiYo Live and karate.

Contact: Puna Hongwanji Mission, 966-9981, mpunahongwanji@twc.com

TSUNAMI AWARENESS MONTH PRESENTATION

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

When: 5:30 p.m. April 2

Details: The Pacific Tsunami Museum will give a presentation about the science of tsunamis along with the impacts they have had here in Hawaii, focusing mainly here in Hilo. There will be time for questions after the presentation. An informational table also will be set up at the library, where patrons can come ask tsunami questions or ask for more information about the museum. Table dates: 5 p.m. April 16, 24 and 30.

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

MEDICAL CANNABIS INFORMATION FORUM

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

When: 5 p.m. April 3

Details: Presenters will include representatives from Big Island dispensaries, labor attorney Newton Chu, pain management specialist Dr. Zain Vally, Mike Covington of Steep Hill Cannabis Testing Labs and Lt. Reed Mahuna of the Hawaii Police Department. Pupus included in $20 attendance cost. Pre-registration required by Wednesday (March 27) by calling the number below.

Contact: Miles Yoshioka, 935-7178, admin@hicc.biz

AUTHORS READING

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

When: 6 p.m. April 3

Details: An evening of original readings by Hawaii Writers Guild members. Hawaii Writers Guild is an independent association of professional writers engaged in the promotion of cultural enrichment. The semi-monthly readings are free and open to the public.

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

“MISSING”

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

When: 7 p.m. April 4

Details: This historical film captures the travail of an American family caught up in the original “9-11,” the coup that overturned the democratic socialist government of Chile and killed their popular president, Salvador Allende. Discussion follows. Free.

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

WHAT’S SLOWING FOREST RESTORATION AT HAKALAU FOREST NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE?

Where: UH-Hilo, Science and Technology Building, Room 108, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. April 4

Details: Starting nearly 30 years ago, managers at Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge planted more than 400,000 koa trees in abandoned pastures to facilitate forest regeneration. Their goal was to restore native forests in order to increase native bird populations at an altitude where avian malaria is rare. While planted trees seem to grow well, there has been very little natural recruitment of native understory plants. Evan Rehm with the University of California, Santa Barbara Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology will discuss the various barriers that inhibit the development of native forests, hindering restoration efforts.

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

ORCHIDLAND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION FARMERS MARKET AND SWAP MEET

Where: Orchidland Drive and 36th Avenue, Orchidland

When: 8 a.m. April 6

Details: Seasonal fruits and veggies, plants, farm-fresh eggs, baked goods, jams and jellies, gift items, jewelry and so much more.

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

HARRY KERR HIGH SCHOOL DRAG RACING FINALE

Where: Hilo Drag Strip, Hilo

When: 9:30 a.m. April 6

Details: All high-schoolers can participate as long as they have a current high school ID. Winner of the race get $100, a medal and prize. Runner-up gets $50, a medal and prize. The point series champion and runner-up of the 2018-19 school year also will be announced. Contact the person below for additional details, including participation specifics. Open to the public to attend.

Contact: Thomas James Elia Kerr, 756-3630, thoamskerrr808@gmail.com

KI‘I DEMONSTRATION

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center lanai, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10 a.m. April 10

Details: Hawaiians carved ki‘i (statues) to represent forces of nature, gods, guardians and the spiritual world. Part of the ‘Ike Hana No‘eau “Experience the Skillful Work” workshops. Free, but park fees might apply.

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

HAWAII COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY CONVENTION 2019

Where: Honokaa High and Intermediate School cafeteria, 45-527 Pakalana St., Honokaa

When: 7:30 a.m. (registration); 9:30 a.m. (convention begins) April 13

Details: Program will include electing new officers, speeches from elected officials and a forum including several topics. Lunch is included with registration fee. To register or find out more, visit www.hawaiicountydemocrats.org/county-convention.

Contact: Heather Kimball, 333-1535, hawaiicounty@hawaiidemocrats.org

CHILDREN’S BOOKS: PROCESS TO PUBLISHING

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

When: 6 p.m. April 15

Details: An introduction to the wide world of children’s books. Get information about the various types of children’s books, how to develop ideas, common tools used for creating stories and how to turn ideas into reality. The instructor also will provide resources to learn more about online children’s book communities, as well as the many ways people are getting their work to their audiences.

Contact: Susan Collins, 962-2229, susan.collins@librarieshawaii.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

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

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

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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