Calendar for April 6

Arts & Exhibits

TODAY, April 6

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NIUHI-SHARK

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

When: Regular center hours through April 26

Details: Exhibition honors Kamehameha the Great in paint and prose with original paintings created by Carl F.K. Pao paired with selections from the book “Kamehameha – The Rise of a King” by Kawika Eyre.

Contact: Administrator, 561-5711, Admin@ehcc.org

MONDAY, April 8

MANA 2019 INVITATIONAL ART SHOW

Where: Wailoa Art Center, 200 Piopio St., Hilo

When: Regular center hours through April 26

Details: Showcases artwork by Nelson Makua and ceramics by Kainoa Makua. Other noted island artists also were invited to join the exhibit. Also invited to participate were the students of Nawahïokalani‘opu‘u, a Hawaiian language school.

Contact: Nelson Makua, 966-4647, puna@namakua.com

Classes

TODAY, April 6

HAWAIIAN QUILTING

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

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: One-on-one personal instruction on making a Hawaiian hand-quilted piece. Fabric and patterns available for selection. Meeting/classes available the first Saturday of every month.

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

MONDAY, April 8

IPHONE 1 FOR SENIORS

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

When: 9 a.m. April 8 and 11

Details: Explore your settings, navigate and play with calendar, camera and photos, explore apps and multitasking. Have fun with phone and email. Bring your own iPhone, Apple ID and password. Cost is $50; daily parking fee $3. Limit of four students.

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

THAI YOGA

Where: Taishoji Soto Mission, 275 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Mondays

Details: Donation. Great for beginners and valuable for advanced students. Warming up the joints and ligaments of the body, stretching, self massage, spinal alignment and breathing techniques. No yoga mat needed; can do in a chair if necessary. Preparing the body for comfortable meditation.

Contact: Gregory, 260-438-6671, thaiyogahilo@gmail.com

INTRODUCTION TO QUICKBOOKS

Location: Hawaii Academy of Arts and Sciences, 15-1397 Homestead Road, Pahoa

When: 6 p.m. Monday

Details: Part of the Puna Business Recovery Workshop Series; gusiness owners in the Puna area are encouraged to attend. The first workshop covers accounting basics, how to read P&L and balance sheets and help attendees decide if the Quickbooks software is right for them. Register at www.hisbdc.org by Sunday, April 7.

Contact: Lydia Santiago, 895-4846, l.santiago@hisbdc.org

TUESDAY, April 9

BON DANCE CLASSES

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

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday and April 23

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, April 10

BIG ISLAND BALLROOM DANCE CLUB CLASSES

Where: Church of the Holy Cross, 440 W. Lanikaula St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Wednesdays through June 5

Details: Still time to register. Try something new in 2019 by enrolling in dance classes. You do not need a partner; singles and couples welcome. Learn the waltz, hustle and rumba. Membership fee is $15. Each dance class is $6 for the whole quarter. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Contact: Scott Baker, 430-2237, sbaker343@gmail.com

THURSDAY, April 11

HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS

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

When: 9 a.m. Thursday

Details: Learn about entrepreneurship, key ingredients for business success, steps involved in starting your own business, sources of capital, as well as other resources for the startup business. Cost is $25. Registration required by Wednesday, April 10, at www.hisbdc.org.

Contact: Lydia Santiago, 895-4846, l.santiago@hisbdc.org

KAMANA CENTER SENIOR LECTURES

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

When: 10 a.m. Thursdays through June 6

Details: This week, Bo Reipurth presents “Mars, the Red Planet, in Culture and Science.” Cost for the 10 weeks is $10.

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

COMING

SOFT PASTEL STILL LIFE WORKSHOP WITH PATTI PEASE JOHNSON

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

When: 9 a.m. April 13

Details: Learn about the different types of pastels, different papers, fixing and mounting paper and backing. Then use newsprint to get the flow of arm movements to keep loose. Next, students begin forming shapes and move into colors on pastel paper from close observation of the setup still life. Students will complete a 9-by12-inch project. Cost is $50, or $45 for VAC members, plus a $10 supply fee per person.

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

EASY EMBROIDERY SAMPLER

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

When: 2 p.m. April 13

Details: Learn easy embroidery stitches and create a hooped sampler in a heart or egg shape. All materials and light refreshments included. Cost is $25. Space is limited. Register online at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.

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

MANDALA DOTTED EGGS

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

When: 2 p.m. April 14

Details: Learn easy dotting techniques and create unique designs on artificial eggs with acrylic paint. Leave with a basket of decorated eggs and tools to continue this craft. Cost is $25. Space is limited. Register online at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.

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

FREE BROWN BAG TALK

Where: Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, 655 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: Noon on April 18

Details: This month’s speaker is Julie Mitchell, who will present “The Art of Negotiation: Getting What You Want Through Collaborative Problem-Solving.” Learn powerful negotiation techniques including framing the ask, making offers and counteroffers and sealing the deal during this interactive talk. Hosted by Kuikahi Mediation Center.

Contact: Majidah Lebarre, 935-7844, majidah@hawaiimediation.org

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

TAI CHI CHIH — JOY THRU MOVEMENT

Where: Lili‘uokalani Gardens pavilion, Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 7:45 a.m. Saturdays through April 27

Details: Easy to learn, easy to do. Eight weeks. All ages and abilities welcome; children starting age 7. Reduce stress, increase energy, build muscle, increase flexibility, improve mental focus and improve immune function.

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

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

TUESDAY, April 9

BEEKEEPING MEETING

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

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Open to anyone interested in bees and questions about them. Potluck pupus followed by a short business meeting before the presentation, which this month will be about USDA farm assistance programs.

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

THURSDAY, April 11

GO CLUB

Where: Taishoji Soto Mission, 275 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Thursdays

Details: Free. GO, also know as Igo, is an ancient game of strategy played with black and white stones. The objective is to claim the most territory by placing your stones on the intersections of the line-grid playing board. It’s simple yet complex and can sharpen your mind. Beginners to experts welcome. We can teach you if you’ve never played before.

Contact: Russell, 936-6710, rs_brown@hotmail.com

HAWAII PHOTO SHOOTERS

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

When: 6 p.m. Thursday

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

COMING

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

HILO ORCHID SOCIETY

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

When: 1:30 p.m. April 13

Details: Tom Mirenda, former orchid curator for the Smithsonian Institute, will present “Mysteries of Orchid Pollination.” Public welcome. Free.

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

HILO PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB MEETING

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

When: 7 p.m. April 17

Details: Jay and Vijay Karai traveled to Egypt recently to photograph the historic sites and the natural beauty of the deserts. They were thrilled to see the incredible beauty of the land and the culture that has not changed for several centuries. Their images are stunning and incredibly beautiful and will take you back to the rich history of the ancient pharaohs and the simplicity of modern life in this land called Egypt. Light refreshments provided. Meetings open to anyone with an interest in photography.

Contact: Chris Butcher, chrisbutcher440@gmail.com

Health

TODAY, April 6

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, April 10

GOOD NEWS ABOUT DIABETES: YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

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

When: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday

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

PIYO LIVE!

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

When: 4 p.m. Wednesdays through 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

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. Wednesday

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

A CONVERSATION WITH AUTHOR/PSYCHOLOGIST CHRISTOPHER RYAN

Where: UH-Hilo, UCB 127, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday

Details: Ryan will sit down for a talk-story session with UH-Hilo psychology professor Steve Herman and members of the audience. Cost is $12.33 (including fees), and tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-conversation-with-christopher-ryan-author-of-sex-at-dawn-tickets-58681527027. Ryan is a co-author of New York Times best-seller “Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships” and the host of a popular podcast, “Tangentially Speaking.”

Contact: Steve Herman, 557-1632, drsteveherman@gmail.com

THURSDAY, April 11

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

COMING

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

NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP

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

When: 7 p.m. April 26

Details: Meets monthly. Helps people gain understanding and empathy for loved ones living with and recovering from mental illness. Join to learn more, connect with others and feel empowered.

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

Just for Keiki

TODAY, April 6

READ TO MOCHI

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

When: 11:30 a.m. today

Details: Mochi is a service dog that loves to be read stories. Free and open to children who are at an elementary school reading level. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

ALCOHOL INK ART FOR TEENS AND TWEENS

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

When: Noon today

Details: Learn how to create a unique art piece by using techniques for this new medium. Supplies will be provided; no experience necessary. Sign up is required at the young adult reference desk. Limited to 10 participants. Recommended for ages 12 and older.

Contact: Mark Kishaba, 933-8890, mark.kishaba@librarieshawaii.org

MICROSOPE VIEWING — BUGS

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

When: 1 p.m. during regular library hours throughout April

Details: Stop in the children’s room after school and check out special microscope slides of bugs. April is the month to explore and learn about the creepy, crawly world of bugs. We will also have a wide array of “buggy” books available to check out. Free and open to all ages. Children under the age of 5 must be accompanied by an adult.

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

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

EARTH DAY CRAFT — EARTH COLLAGE

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

When: 11 a.m. April 20

Details: Create your own “Earth” with punch outs of flowers, hearts, butterflies and stars. Participants glue their finished earth onto black construction paper to resemble space. Program suitable for ages 5 and older.

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

EASTER EGG HUNG

Where: Ohia Room, Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9 a.m. April 21

Details: Open to children 10 years old and younger. Preregister by calling 967-8352. Registration will also be accepted from 7:30-8:45 a.m. the day of the hunt. Don’t forget your Easter baskets. Park fees apply.

Contact: Elene Rizzo-Kuhn, 967-8371, elene.m.rizzo-kuhn.naf@mail.mil

Outdoors

TODAY, April 6

CLEAN UP FOR EARTH DAY

Where: Mile marker 20 on Highway 130

When: 2 p.m. today

Details: Calling all volunteers. Sign up. Show up. Clean up. Uncle Tilo’s Water Catchment is coordinating this volunteer event. Participants receive a free T-shirt. Be part of the army of volunteers making tangible impacts on waste. Join the fun and show your support by working to clean up the highway and protect the waterways.

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

SUNDAY, April 7

VOLUNTEER WEEK, HAWAII — MICONIA CONTROL

Where: Post Office Road and Highway 130 Bypass, Pahoa

When: 10 a.m. Sunday

Details: Help control this invasive tree and keep it from spreading to other areas. Wear sturdy shoes and long pants. Tools and supplies will be provided, as well as light refreshments. Operation Miconia is a project of Malama O Puna.

Contact: Rene Siracusa, 965-2000, malamaopuna@yahoo.com

THURSDAY, April 11

STEWARDSHIP OF KIPUKAPUAULU

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

When: 9:30 a.m. Thursdays through April 25

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

STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 8:45 a.m. April 13, 20 and 26

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

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

TODAY, April 6

KACHI KACHI DANCE

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

When: 6:30 p.m. today

Details: Enjoy music played by El Leo and Jarican Express. Cover charge $10.

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

SWINGING SATURDAY

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

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: Starts with a beginner-friendly dance lesson followed by a dance party featuring Lou Ann Gurney and Jazz Mele, one of the Big Island’s longest-running dance bands. No partner or experience necessary. Entry on a sliding scale, $10-$20 (pay what’s right for you) or only $5 with a pupu to share. Ample parking behind the lodge off Ululani Street.

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

SUNDAY, April 7

PANCAKE BREAKFAST

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

When: 9 a.m. Sunday

Details: Pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, hash browns, fruit cocktail, tea and coffee for a donation of $8 for adults, $5 for children 7-12 years old and free for keiki 6 and younger. Served until 11 a.m. All welcome.

Contact: Freda Hart, 315-7823, fredahart85@gmail.com

Performances

TODAY, April 6

THE JEFF GAETH QUARTET

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

When: 6 p.m. today

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

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

“THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

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

Details: Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Rated R. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgard and Salma Hayek. A pair of high-frequency traders go up against their old boss in an effort to make millions in a fiber-optic cable deal.

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

TUESDAY, April 9

HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE BANDSTAND

Where: Mooheau Bandstand, 329 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Tuesday

Details: Free. Halau Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna performs this week and again April 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

TALES OF FORGIVENESS

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

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday

Details: A performance by Hawaii storyteller, puppeteer and mime Jeff Gere in the Kahua ‘Elua second-floor theatre. Tickets are $10 for EHCC members, $15 general at the door.

Contact: Jackie Pualani Johnson, 561-5711, Admin@ehcc.org

WEDNESDAY, April 10

OPEN MIC JAM SESSION

Where: Alibi Tavern, 16-566 Keaau-Pahoa Road, Keaau

When: 7 p.m. Wednesdays

Details: Hosted by Sam Lightning. Full band stage setup. Take the stage, join in, network, meet or just enjoy some of the best local and visiting musicians. Must be 21 or older; no cover.

Contact Name: Sam Lightning, 965-1169, samlightninghilo@gmail.com

THURSDAY, April 11

THE FREQUENCY OF LOVE

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday

Details: This 90-minute sound healing experience features a beautiful harp and crystal alchemy bowl concert that will bathe your mind, body and soul in the love frequency of 528hz and bring you into a deep meditative experience. The love frequency can invoke a sense of healing, connection with the divine and beautiful experiences of the heart. This interactive experience features musical performances by Cheryl Angela and Alysa Rushton. Tickets on sale now.

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

TALES OF FORGIVENESS AND THE THREE MONKS

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

When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday

Details: Jeff Gere blends talents as painter, puppeteer and mime into performances that have electrified audiences in Hawaii for 25 years. Gere presents two true island supernatural tales. A discussion ends the evening. Tickets available at the door for $15, or $10 for VAC members.

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

BOBBY RENO BAND LIVE

Where: Black Rock Cafe, 15-2872 Government Main Road, Pahoa

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Details: Rawdy, rockin’ five-piece country lovin’ band. The best hits, young and old, plus new Big Island-inspired original music. No cover. Every other Wednesday.

Contact: Bobby Reno, 965-1169, samlightninghilo@gmail.com

FRIDAY, April 12

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES PERFORM

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

When: 10 a.m. Friday and April 13, 17 and 21

Details: Live acoustic music.

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

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES PERFORM

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

When: 5 p.m. Friday and April 26

Details: Live acoustic music.

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

GONE COUNTRY BAND

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

When: 6 p.m. Friday

Details: Classic country, blues and western swing.

Contact: Lou Ann Gurney, 982-6012, lagsings@mac.com

COMING

HAWAIIAN MUSIC KANIKAPILA

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

When: 3 p.m. April 13

Details: Will use “He Mele Aloha” (the big blue book), so bring yours along. If you want to lead a song not from “He Mele,” bring lead sheets to share. Players of all abilities welcome — bring whatever instrument you want and play and or sing along.

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

All Kine Stuffs

TODAY, April 6

ORCHIDLAND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION FARMERS MARKET AND SWAP MEET

Where: Orchidland Drive and 36th Avenue, Orchidland

When: 8 a.m. today

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

FRIENDS OF THE HILO PUBLIC LIBRARY FIRST SATURDAY SALE

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

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, magazines, audio books, CDs, LPs, DVDs. All proceeds benefit the library and librarian scholarships.

Contact: Dorothy Short, 935-3733, shortsinhilo@gmail.com

HARRY KERR HIGH SCHOOL DRAG RACING FINALE

Where: Hilo Drag Strip, Hilo

When: 9:30 a.m. today

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

MONDAY, April 8

INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING

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

When: 6 p.m. Monday

Details: Richard Spiegel will introduce basic methods and tools for organic backyard beekeeping. He will explain basic techniques for beekeeping on Hawaii Island and recommend different options for backyard beekeeping and how to meet challenges in different climates. Participants will be able to try on a bee suit and handle equipment used to keep bees.

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

TUESDAY, April 9

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 April 16, 23 and 30

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

WEDNESDAY, April 10

KI‘I DEMONSTRATION

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center lanai, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10 a.m. Wednesday

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

THURSDAY, April 11

FRIENDS OF THE HILO PUBLIC LIBRARY SPRING SALE

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

When: 9 a.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. Friday and 9 a.m. April 13

Details: Members only preview sale at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Not a member? Join at the door. Books, magazines, CDs, LPs, DVDs, audio books. Saturday is clearance day; bring your own bags and fill them for $5 each.

Contact: Dorothy Short, 935-9373, shortsinhilo@gmail.com

FRIDAY, April 12

JEWS FOR JESUS PASSOVER PRESENTATION

Where: Puna Covenant Church, 16-647 Old Volcano Road, Keaau

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Details: Rob Wertheim of Jews for Jesus will re-create the traditonal Passover service and explain how it foreshadowed Jesus’ death and resurrection through a presentation. Free; refreshments will be provided following presentation.

Contact: Wendy Sugai, 966-9622, punaccc@msn.com

COMING

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

STABLES SWAP MEET

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

When: 8:30 a.m. April 13

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

F.O.L.K. BOOK SALE

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

When: 9 a.m. April 13

Details: Proceeds help support special programs and the needs of the Kona libraries. Teachers receive special discounts with their official school ID, and F.O.L.K. members receive a 20 percent discount. As always, volunteers are welcome. Book donations are accepted at the library.

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

SECOND HILO CACAO AND CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL

Where: Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, 71 Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 9 a.m. April 13

Details: Free event supports and helps expand the growing and processing of cacao on Hawaii Island, as well as the tourism focus for cacao farm tours and world-class chocolate that is created here. Displays will show the complete chocolate making process “from tree to bar.” More than 700 free cacao seedlings will be available to take home with printed literature for growing and processing cacao. Representatives from many organizations will be on hand. Many island chocolatiers also will be selling their products. A Chocolate Passport ($25 in advance, $30 at the door) also will be available this year for a chocolate tasting and people’s choice evaluation of 100 percent grown and made in Hawaii chocolate products. And that’s just to name a few of the activities and events planned. For more information, including free tours of Tom Menezes’ chocolate plantation, visit www.hilochocofest.com.

Contact: Patrick Merritt, 345-0594, ehca@groupmail.com

“HAWAIKI RISING”

Where: Basically Books, 1672 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. April 13

Details: This is the story of the Hokule‘a and the men and women who sailed in the wake of their ancestors to discover pride in their culture and themselves. Author Sam Low will share new insights about the Malama Honua voyage and an original symphony inspired by his book. Free.

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

“MURDER FROM SCRATCH”

Where: Basically Books, 1672 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 3 p.m. April 13

Details: Acclaimed novelist Leslie Karst cooks up a new culinary cozy mystery in the latest installment of her beloved Sally Solari Mystery Series. Reading followed by refreshments.

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

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

THE AMAZING, ALMOST UNBELIEVABLE, STORY OF THE COCONUT PALM

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium

When: 7 p.m. April 16

Details: The coconut palm is beautiful, iconic, useful and deeply connected with many cultures. Palm expert John Stallman guides the audience on the epic journey of the modern coconut palm, from its earliest record in India and Asia to recent genetic studies and a spectacular shipwreck. Part of the After Dark in the Park series. Free; park entrance fees apply.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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