Calendar for April 13

Arts & Exhibits

TODAY, April 13

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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 15

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 13

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. today

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. today

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

SEW SIMPLE — EASY EMBROIDERY SAMPLER

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

When: 2 p.m. today

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

SUNDAY, April 14

CREATIVE RETREAT — MANDALA DOTTED EGGS

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

When: 2 p.m. Sunday

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

MONDAY, April 15

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

THURSDAY, April 18

KAMANA CENTER SENIOR LECTURES

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

When: 10 a.m. Thursdays through June 6

Details: This week, Nona Wilson will present “Understanding The New Medical Aid In Dying Law.” Cost for the 10 weeks is $10. Please come early if you have not registered for the lectures. On April 25, Don Swanson with the U.S. Geological Survey will present “The Double-Barreled 2018 Eruption of Kilauea Volcano.” The eruption in lower Puna, and the partial collapse of Kilauea Caldera 30 miles away together constitute the largest short-lived eruption of the volcano since the 15th century. The development and progress of the eruption constitute a case study that was well-documented by geophysical monitoring and photography. The talk will discuss what did (or does) it all mean, was this the end of what we are used to at Kilauea or a tentative step into something different?

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

THURSDAY, April 18

FREE BROWN BAG TALK

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

When: Noon on Thursday

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

COMING

THE SOUND OF SOUL MEDITATION

Where: Aloha Wellness Center, Community Studio, 239 Haili St., Hilo

When: Noon on April 21

Details: Looking for a place to meditate and have spiritual conversation in a safe, friendly environment? Come to share your questions and insights of spiritual discovery.

Contact: Evangeline, 498-4455, 333evangeline@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

BON DANCE CLASSES

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

When: 6 p.m. 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

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

TODAY, April 13

DAV CHAPTER #6 HILO (DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS)

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

When: 11 a.m. today

Details: Dedicated to empowering veterans, their families and widows by ensuring they have access to their full range of benefits. 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. today

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

TUESDAY, April 16

BIG ISLAND WATER GARDEN CLUB

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

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Monthly meeting. This month’s speaker is natural farming instructor David Forsythe, who will speak about aquaponics and natural farming techniques. Public is welcome. A mini auction concludes meeting business.

Contact: Karen, 935-5357, stephen@backyardeden.com

ORCHIDLAND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION BOARD MEETING AND SPECIAL ROAD COMMITTEE MEETING

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

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday

Details: The Special Road Maintenance Committee will meet before the board meeting, which begins at 7:15. All Orchidland lot owners are invited to attend.

Contact: Barbara Arthurs, 966-6141, babsarthurs@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY, April 17

HILO PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB MEETING

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

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday

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

THURSDAY, April 18

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

COMING

HILO WOMAN’S CLUB MONTHLY GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Where: HWC Clubhouse, 7 Lele St., Hilo

When: 11:30 a.m. April 23

Details: Meeting will include the election of the 2019-20 officers, a club assembly and a potluck. Should you have any questions or interested in becoming a member, call the number below.

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

MOUNTAIN VIEW LIBRARY PRE-BOOK CLUB GATHERING

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

When: 4 p.m. April 23

Details: Are you interested in joining a book club? Be a part of the planning at the first gathering of the Mountain View Book Club.

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

Health

TODAY, April 13

NAMI FAMILY-TO-FAMILY EDUCATION PROGRAM

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

When: 9 a.m. today

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

TUESDAY, April 16

ADVANCE HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE — DO YOU HAVE ONE?

Location: Aging and Disability Resource Center, 1055 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Tuesday

Details: Get help completing a free advance health care directive that documents your end-of-life wishes. Even if you already have a living will, a health care power of attorney or an AHCD, learn how to review it to be sure it meets your needs. Come and bring your family and loved ones to learn about this very important topic. To register, call Tony Kent at 293-4559 or Amy Hamane at 935-1500.

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

WEDNESDAY, April 17

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

THURSDAY, April 18

FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT

Where: Hilo Adult Day Center, 561 Kupuna Place, Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Thursday

Details: Open to all community members caring for an adult loved one. You will get to talk story with others on the same caregiving journey. Share concerns and care tips for you and your loved one. Leave feeling a little lighter.

Contact: Lizby, 987-7706, llogsdon@hawaiiislandadutcare.org

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 13

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

THURSDAY, April 18

APRIL-OLOGY: BUG-OLOGY

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

When: 10 a.m. Thursday

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

COMING

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 HUNT

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 13

HELP CLEAN THE POND

Where: Lili‘uokalani Gardens, Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 8 a.m. today

Details: Join UH-Hilo students, Youth Challenge and Friends of Lili‘uokalani Gardens in continuing efforts to clean Waihonu, the pond at the heart of the park. There also are land-based chores for those who don’t want to get wet. Please wear closed-toe shoes and bring your gloves. Refreshments and lunch provided.

Contact: Alton Okinaka, 383-4917, alton@hawaii.edu

STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 8:45 a.m. today and April 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

THURSDAY, April 18

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

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

Performances

TODAY, April 13

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES PERFORM

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

When: 10 a.m. today, Wednesday and April 21

Details: Live acoustic music.

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

HAWAIIAN MUSIC KANIKAPILA

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

When: 3 p.m. today

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

GIRLS NIGHT OUT AT THE EAGLES

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

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: Enjoy rock ’n’ roll played by this outstanding group. Dance the night away; $5 cover charge.

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

TUESDAY, April 16

HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE BANDSTAND

Where: Mooheau Bandstand, 329 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Tuesday

Details: Free. The Hula Sisters perform this week. During Merrie Monarch Week, the Merrie Monarch Band performs April 23 and the Hula Sisters perform April 24. Halau Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna performs again April 30. All welcome.

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

THURSDAY, April 18

HO‘OULU MELE HAWAI‘I : WE GO JAM

Where: UH-Hilo, Campus Center Plaza, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Thursday

Details: Join the UH-Hilo History Department and the Board of Media Broadcasting for a night of music, food and fun. This year’s theme is “Cultural Revitalization Though Mele” and will feature performances by Waiakea High School Ka Leo Wai Club and Kainani Kahaunaele. Free and open to the public. Food and refreshments will be served while supplies last. For more information, email bomb@hawaii.edu.

Contact: Maile Boggeln, 932-7796, boggeln@hawaii.edu

FRIDAY, April 19

EASTER CANTATA

Where: Haili Congregational Church, 211 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Details: The community is invited to attend. Lyndell Lindsey is conducting and Michael Springer will accompany on piano. Refreshments will follow in the church’s multipurpose room. Free. For more information, visit the church website at http://hailichurch.org.

Contact: Jane Boyd, 969-2041, janeoboyd@msn.com

“THE MARIJUANA-LOGUES”

Where: The Crown Room, Grand Naniloa Resort, 93 Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 8 p.m. Friday and April 20

Details: Presented by the Hilo Community Players. This benefit performance presents such a funny and timely show about marijuana, you’ll want to see it again. This sly takeoff on “The Vagina Monologues” is a first for Hawaii Island. Tickets can be purchased at www.hiloplayers.org or at Irie Hawaii Smoke and Vape Shop, 425 Kilauea Ave., B9, in Hilo.

Contact: Randal McEndree, 678-208-7391, rmcrmc1@hotmail.com

COMING

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES PERFORM

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

When: 10 a.m. April 20

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. April 26

Details: Live acoustic music.

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

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES PERFORM

Where: New Thought Center Hawaii, 81-6587 Mamalahoa Highway, Kealakekua

When: 10 a.m. April 28

Details: Live acoustic music.

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

All Kine Stuffs

TODAY, April 13

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) today

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. today

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

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

F.O.L.K. BOOK SALE

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

When: 9 a.m. today

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. today

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

FRIENDS OF THE HILO PUBLIC LIBRARY SPRING SALE

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

When: 9 a.m. today

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

“HAWAIKI RISING”

Where: Basically Books, 1672 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. today

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. today

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

MONDAY, April 15

CHILDREN’S BOOKS: PROCESS TO PUBLISHING

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

When: 6 p.m. Monday

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

RETURN TO THE WILD, ONE YEAR LATER: UPDATE ON RESTORING THE ‘ALALA TO THEIR FORESTS

Where: Lyman Museum, 276 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Monday; 3 p.m. Tuesday

Details: The ‘Alala Project’s Rachel Kingsley gives information about the endangered Hawaiian crow, the birds that were recently reintroduced to the wild and plans for more to come. Cost is $3; free to museum members.

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

TUESDAY, April 16

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. Tuesdays through April 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

THE AMAZING, ALMOST UNBELIEVABLE, STORY OF THE COCONUT PALM

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

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

WEDNESDAY, April 17

MAYOR’S COMMITTEE ON PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES MEETING

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

When: 10 a.m. Wednesday

Details: Open to the public. Agenda is posted on the county’s website and at the Hilo county building.

Contact: Kalen Koga, 961-8600, kalen.koga@hawaiicounty.gov

THURSDAY, April 18

“THE YOUNG KARL MARX”

Where: UH-Hilo, Wentworth 1, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Details: A 2017 historical drama film about Karl Marx directed by Haitian filmmaker and political activist Raoul Peck, co-written by Peck and Pascal Bonitzer and starring August Diehl. It is a nuanced and surprisingly good review of Marx’s youth and development. Discussion follows the showing. Free. Part of the America in Crisis Series.

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

FRIDAY, April 19

PASSOVER SEDER WITH RABBI RACHEL

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

When: 5 p.m. Friday

Details: Celebrate liberation, freedom, community, miracles, creation, abundance, the full moon and so much more. This year’s seder will be a vegetarian community potluck. Everyone is encouraged to bring their favorite family dish as an offering. All are welcome on Passover, though some dietary restrictions apply, so read carefully to ensure you honor this tradition. Ahava ‘Aina will provide all the Passover essentials — matzo ball soup, matzo, wine, grape juice, gefilte fish and more. This will be a fun and unique cultural community experience. Purchase tickets in advance (cost increases at the door); free with a one-year Ahava ‘Aina membership. Limited work trade available as well. Seder starts at 5:30 p.m. sharp. Proceeds benefit Ahava ‘Aina.

Contact: Rabbi Rachel Short, 557-1252, RabbiRachel@AhavaAina.com

COMING

FAMILY CAREGIVER RESPITE FUN DAY

Where: Hilo Adult Day Center, 561 Kupuna Place, Hilo

When: 9 a.m. April 20

Details: You deserve a break, and we are gonna have some fun. Massage, therapeutic touch, healthy-ish snacks, Naam yoga, games, guest speaker and more. Talk story with fellow family caregivers. Suggested donation of $10; scholarships available. Bring your loved one for day care while you are here and they can stay until 3:30 p.m. for free.

Contact: Lizby, 987-7706, llogsdon@hawaiiislandadutcare.org

THIRD ANNUAL ALL THINGS CANNABIS HEMP FESTIVAL

Where: Uncle Robert’s Awa Club, 12-5038 Kapoho Beach Road, Kaimu-Kalapana

When: Noon on April 20

Details: Free educational event for all ages and is dedicated to the loving memory of the cannabis warrior “Uncle Billy” LeVan, who passed last December at home in Puna. Speakers include Dr. Phil Denney, Michelle Tippins of the Hawaii Veteran’s Cannabis Alliance, Andrea Tishler ASA, state Sen. Russell Ruderman, Hawaiian Ethos Dispensary, medical patients and activists. Fantastic music by Ruderman’s Terrapin Station, Tony Lo and The Lodown and Na Hoku award winners Selassie Ities. There are still a few booths left for vendors, so email firstannualallthingscannabis@gmail.com or call 936-5447 to reserve your spot or need additional information.

Contact: Thom Gagne, 936-5447, laulimapahoa@gmail.com

EASTER BRUNCH

Where: Crate Rim Cafe, Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 a.m. April 21

Details: Offering an omelet station, waffle bar, honey-glazed ham, beef pot roast and much more. Cost is $17.95 for adults, $10.95 for children ages 6-11 years old. No reservations required. Call 967-8356 for more information. Park fees apply.

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

EASTER EVENTS

Where: Hilo Coast United Church of Christ, 28-1630 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Honomu

When: 6 p.m. April 21

Details: Easter sunrise service at the World Botanical Gardens at Umauma, Kamae‘e Falls (mile marker 16 on Highway 19). Follow the signs to the parking area; transportation to the service site will be provided. Casual worship and light refreshments. Free and open to the public. At 10 a.m., Easter service at the church in Honomu, which will include special Easter music by various musicians. Lunch and an Easter egg hunt will follow.

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

SPECIAL MERRIE MONARCH FESTIVAL EVENTS

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kilauea Visitor Center lanai

When: April 23-24

Details: Ulana Niu – weave coconut leaves to make simple and fun objects. Niu (coconut) is one of the most important and useful plants throughout the Pacific. Begin your journey of discovery and learn the secrets of the niu. Na Lei – Aunty Patricia Kaula and Lehua Hauanio share the art of traditional and modern lei making. The lei can be worn around the neck, on the head, wrist and ankles or adorning a hat. Lei are offered to express love, respect, honor and friendship. Leo Nahenahe – Enjoy the leo nahenahe (sweet melodies) of Rupert Tripp Jr., a self-taught guitarist, singer, songwriter and recording artist. Konane – This Hawaiian game resembles checkers and is played by two people. The goal is to maneuver your opponent into a position where he cannot jump any of your men on his next turn. Try your luck against highly skilled park rangers. Na Pa‘ahana Hula – Learn about the tools, kuahu (altar) and plants that symbolize hula with Amy Ka‘awaloa. Leo Nahenahe – Enjoy the leo nahenahe (sweet sounds) of Hawaiian contemporary music played by Ti “Kawehi” Chun and Poki‘i Seto. Park entrance fees apply. Call or email for additional information.

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

2019 MERRIE MONARCH INVITATIONAL HAWAIIAN ARTS FAIR

Where: Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium and Butler Building, 201-323 Manono St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. April 24-27

Details: Featuring the best collection of fine Hawaiian art and handcrafts, fashions by Hawaii’s top designers, island jewelry, hula implements, ono food, snacks and more. Free Hawaiian entertainment daily; also featuring performances by numerous halau. Enjoy cultural demonstrations, Kapa making, ‘ohe kapala, pahu drum making, la‘au lapa‘au and a workshop for Ni‘ihau shell lei making. This is the official arts fair for the Merrie Monarch Festival; get your festival T-shirts, programs and posters here. Free admission.

Contact: Nelson Makua, 966-4647, nhm2@hawaiiantel.net

THIRD ANNUAL HONPA HONGWANJI HILO BETSUIN SPRING CRAFT FAIR

Where: Sangha Hall, 424 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. April 25-27

Details: Free admission; free parking. Features more than 50 boothes that will include artists, local crafters, independent salespeople, food vendors and more.

Contact: 961-6677, hilohongwanjishcraftfair@gmail.com

MAKE EARTH COOL AGAIN: CLIMATE CHANGE FILMS AND DISCUSSION

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

When: 7 p.m. April 25

Details: Join the Hawaii Island Chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby for climate change films and lively discussion. Contact the person below for additional information.

Contact: Emily Garland, 765-9289, emilygarland@gmail.com

KAHUKU COFFEE TALK: THE SANDALWOOD STORY

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kahuku Unit Visitor Contact Station

When: 9:30 a.m. April 26

Details: Hawaiian sandalwood, ‘iliahi, was once abundant in the Hawaiian Islands. However, the sandalwood trade in the early 1800s rendered the trees commercially extinct within a few years. Biologist and former park ranger John Stallman delves into the past, present and future of Hawaiian ‘iliahi and the conservation of this irreplaceable species.

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

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

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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