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Arts & Exhibits
TODAY, April 20
Where: East Hawaii Cultural Center, 141 Kalakaua St., Hilo
When: Regular center hours through Friday
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 22
MANA 2019 INVITATIONAL ART SHOW
Where: Wailoa Art Center, 200 Piopio St., Hilo
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, email@example.com
MAYUMI ODA: EXPRESSION OF THE FEMALE DEITY
When: 6 p.m. May 3 (opening); regular center hours through May 31
Details: Exhibition features a selection of silk screen, wood block, intaglio and calligraphic works from the artist’s Buddhist, Heart Sutra, Kannonkyo, Goddess and Ocean Series. It also includes five major original Thangkas that reflect an exceptionally bold and delightfully inventive feminist spirit.
MEDICAL QIGONG FOR CHRONIC PAIN
Where: Hilo Elks Lodge, 150 Kinoole St., Hilo
When: 10 a.m. Saturdays and 5 p.m. Tuesdays through 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
SUNDAY, April 21
THE SOUND OF SOUL MEDITATION
Where: Aloha Wellness Center, Community Studio, 239 Haili St., Hilo
When: Noon on Sunday
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, email@example.com
TUESDAY, April 23
CONTROLLING LITTLE FIRE ANTS
Where: Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo
When: 5 p.m. Tuesday
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
BON DANCE CLASSES
Where: Hakalau Jodo Mission, 29-2289 Hanamalo Loop, Hakalau
When: 6 p.m. Tuesday
Details: Every second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Exercise and fun; learn older, traditional as well as contemporary upbeat dances that can be danced at every bon dance throughout the summer. Also learn the history and background of the dances. Donation of $5.
Contact: Akiko Masuda, 963-6422, email@example.com
THURSDAY, April 25
KAMANA CENTER SENIOR LECTURES
Where: Institute for Astronomy, 640 N. Aohoku Place, Hilo
When: 10 a.m. Thursdays through June 6
Details: This week, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
FRIDAY, April 26
LITTLE FIRE ANT MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP
Where: Hawaii Department of Agriculture, 16 E. Lanikaula St., Hilo
When: 9 a.m. Friday
Details: Free monthly workshop focused on residents who want to manage little fire ants around their homes. Learn some ant biology basics, then be guided through the various management techniques including practical demonstrations on how to mix and apply the HAL gel bait. Past clinics have been very well attended, so book early as there are limited seats available. Register online at www.littlefireants.com or contact the person below.
Contact: Alison Wagner, 315-5656, email@example.com
TAI CHI CHIH — JOY THRU MOVEMENT
Where: Lili‘uokalani Gardens pavilion, Banyan Drive, Hilo
When: 7:45 a.m. Saturdays beginning April 27
Details: Eight-week class. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
HEALING THROUGH WORDS CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP
Where: Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Road, Volcano
When: 10 a.m. April 27
Details: Join Amazon best-selling authorHeather Rivera as she uses imagery, visualization and prompts to help you tap into your creative muse and discover the healing power of writing. Students also will have the opportunity to share their writing in a safe, supportive environment, if they choose. Find your voice and let the words flow. Cost is $35, or $30 for VAC members. To register, call the number below or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.
Contact: Alyssa Johnasen, 967-8222, email@example.com
SAUERKRAUT AND YOGURT MAKING WORKSHOP
Details: Join Jasmine Silverstein of HeartBeet Foods in this hands-on workshop. Learn the basics of culturing cabbage and various vegetables into probiotic-rich sauerkraut, as well how to make your own yogurt. Each participant will take home their own finished products. Cost is $60, or $55 for VAC members, plus a $10 supply fee. All supplies and organic ingredients will be provided. Pre-registration is required. To register, call the number below or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org. No cooking skills necessary.
ROOT PRUNING AND REPOTTING OF VIREYA RHODODENDRONS
Where: Fraternal Order of Eagles, Keaau Aerie, 16-111 Opukahaia St., Keaau
When: Noon on April 27
Details: The American Rhododendron Society-Hawaii Chapter presents its third in a series of horticultural workshops. Includes a potluck. There will also be free trusses (cuttings) available and a plant auction. The last part of the day will be election of officers for the upcoming year and some minor society business. Free; open to nonmembers.
Contact: Rene Siracusa, 965-2000, firstname.lastname@example.org
PHONE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
Where: Society for Kona’s Education & Art, 84-5191 Mamalahoa Highway, Honaunau
When: 1 p.m. April 27
Details: With Alvis Upitis. For more information or to register, call or email the contact information below.
Contact: Donna Stiles, 328-9392, email@example.com
RAKU POTTERY WORKSHOP
When: 1 p.m. April 27 and May 11
Details: With Alysia Samaru and Lynn Peavy. Cost is $75 for SKEA members, $85 for nonmembers, and includes all supplies. For more information or to register, call or email the contact information below.
CREATIVE RETREAT — PAINT POURING OCEANSCAPES
Where: Hawaii Creative Retreats Studio, 614 Kilauea Ave., Suite 103, No. 25, Hilo
When: 2 p.m. April 27 and 30
Details: Learn several popular acrylic paint pouring techniques to create three ocean inspired paintings. All materials and light refreshments included. Cost is $40; space is limited. Register at https://www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.
Contact: Sara Krosch, 520-389-0620, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Taishoji Soto Mission, 275 Kinoole St., Hilo
When: 10 a.m. April 28
Details: Learn about the basics of Buddhism as taught by Deacon Juho Kirkpatrick. Free. No registration required.
Contact: The Rev. Shinsho Hata, 935-8407, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
BEYOND THE BASICS — SOCIAL DANCE MIXED PLATE
Where: AJA Veterans Center, 361 Haihai St., Hilo
When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning April 30
Details: Through June 4. Designed for those who have grown beyond the beginner level and want to up their game in a variety of dances. For singles and couples. Cost is $35 for the six weeks; $8 walk-in rate.
Contact: Denise Westbrook, 970-739-6771, email@example.com
ABSTRACT PAINTING WORKSHOP WITH DARCY GRAY
When: 10 a.m. May 4
Details: This class is for those with a basic painting background who want to explore the techniques of abstract painting. Students will develop sketches into final art pieces, play with perspective and focus, work with colors, then push themselves to paint intuitively and at different scales. Sketch paper will be provided for warm-up exercises and roughing out paintings. The class will paint on 18-by-24-inch heavy watercolor paper that was gessoed. Students will be able to take home all of their work. Basic acrylics paints, pencils, brushes and other tools will be provided, but students can bring their own if they choose. Cost is $90, or $85 for VAC members, plus a $20 supply fee for five sheets of 300 lb. watercolor paper, pre-gessoed. To register, call the number below or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.
INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING COURSE WITH RICHARD SPIEGEL
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
NATIONAL ACTIVE AND RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES (NARFE) MONTHLY MEETING
Where: Kamana Senior Center, 127 Kamana St., Hilo
When: 1 p.m. today
Details: Meets the third Saturday of each month for the purpose of protecting our earned benefits for all active and retired federal employees. Come early for a brown bag lunch at noon and enjoy fellowship.
Contact: Bob Arthurs, 990-4840, email@example.com
ORCHIDLAND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
When: 12:30 p.m. today
Details: All Orchidland lot owners encouraged to attend. Reports: Public update on litigation, proposed 2019-20 budget, road committee report, Orchidland Neighbors update. Guest: District 5 County Council member Matthew Kanealii Kleinfelder.
Contact: Barbara Arthurs, 966-6141, firstname.lastname@example.org
HILO WOMAN’S CLUB MONTHLY GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Where: HWC Clubhouse, 7 Lele St., Hilo
When: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday
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, email@example.com
SOCIETY OF HUMAN RESOURCES PROGRAM
Where: Big Island Toyota, Corporate Training Room, 811 Kanoelehua Ave., Hilo
Details: Hawaii Island employers are invited to learn the key elements of an effective talent acquisition strategy. Program will help employers and small business owners learn about current recruiting trends and how to develop a more effective talent acquisition strategy. Cost is $25 for SHRM members, $35 for nonmembers.
Contact: Bill Brown, 881-3514, firstname.lastname@example.org
MOUNTAIN VIEW LIBRARY PRE-BOOK CLUB GATHERING
Where: Mountain View Public and School Library, 1235 Volcano Highway, Mountain View
When: 4 p.m. Tuesday
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
BIG ISLAND RETIRED MILITARY ASSOCIATION LUNCH
Details: Association sponsors a scholarship, organizes activities and community service events for retired military. All retired military, veterans, active duty and spouses are welcome. Presentation will be about the Community Emergency Response Team, which trains volunteers in disaster preparedness for hazards that are most likely to impact their area. Lunch is $10. Call the number below for reservations and more information.
Contact: Neal Herbert, 935-1946, email@example.com
WIRE CLUB FOR ADULTS
Details: Create wire jewelry, explore wire art, exchange ideas, learn beyond the basics and have fun. Tools and basic supplies provided. Basic experience with pliers is required, or if you attended one of Alex Middleton’s wire jewelry classes. Recommended for ages 14 and older. Registration required; call the children’s reference desk.
Contact: Gretchen Andrews, 933-8890, firstname.lastname@example.org
SOLO AUTOCROSS — SPORTS CAR CLUB OF AMERICA
Where: Hilo Drag Strip Kart track
When: 7:30 a.m. April 28
Details: The Big Island of Hawaii Region SCCA hosts the 2019 RTP Championship Event No. 3. Open to spectators and competitors. Come out and watch, ride along with competitors or compete with your own car. Classifications exist for most street vehicles. For more information, see the Big Island of Hawaii Region SCCA Facebook page or visit http://bigislandscca.org.
Contact: Tim Minick, 896-1333, email@example.com
OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP
Where: Hilo Medical Center cafeteria, 1190 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo
When: 11:30 a.m. today
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
WEDNESDAY, April 24
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
HILO PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP
Where: Aging Disability Resource Center, 1035 Kinoole Ave., Hilo
When: 2 p.m. Thursday
Details: Please note date change. Discussion will be about the recent PD symposium in Honolulu and will break into groups: PWP’s (people with Parkinson’s) and care partners. Care partners, be sure to bring sweaters to wear in the cold room.
Contact: Fran Calvert, 982-7511, email@example.com
Where: Ka‘u District Gym Multi-Purpose Room, Pahala
When: 6 p.m. Thursdays through Dec. 26
NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP
Where: Oki Conference Room, 688 Kinoole St., Suite 115A, Hilo
When: 7 p.m. Friday
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Just for Keiki
EARTH DAY CRAFT — EARTH COLLAGE
When: 11 a.m. today
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.
MICROSOPE VIEWING — BUGS
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.
EASTER EGG HUNT
Where: Ohia Room, Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
When: 9 a.m. Sunday
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, email@example.com
STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT
Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
When: 8:45 a.m. today and April 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
STEWARDSHIP OF KIPUKAPUAULU
Where: Meet at the Kipukapuaulu parking lot on Mauna Loa Road, off Highway 11
When: 9:30 a.m. Thursday
Details: Help remove troublesome plants from this home to an astonishing diversity of native forest and understory plants. Bring clippers or pruners, sturdy gloves, a hat and water. Wear closed-toe shoes and clothing that you don’t mind getting permanently stained from morning glory sap. Be prepared for cool and wet or hot and sunny weather. Meet at the Kipukapuaulu parking lot on Mauna Loa Road off Highway 11 in the park. New volunteer? Contact Marilyn Nicholson for more information at email@example.com.
Contact: Park Information, 985-6011, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
LIVE DANCE MUSIC WITH THE HOT-SHOTS
When: 7 p.m. May 18
Details: Hilo Hep Cats Swinging Saturday dance party. Start with a beginner-friendly swing dance lesson and then boogie to the band from 7:30-10 p.m. Entry is $15. The Hot-Shots perform vintage jazz and swing hits. Parking off Ululani Street.
Contact: Andrea Gill, 959-8216, email@example.com
DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES PERFORM
Where: Hilo Coffee Mill, 17-995 Volcano Road, Mountain View
When: 10 a.m. today
Details: Live acoustic music.
Contact: Dennis B. Soares, 345-1800, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: The Crown Room, Grand Naniloa Resort, 93 Banyan Drive, Hilo
When: 8 p.m. today
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, email@example.com
Where: Hilo Farmers Market, Kamehameha Avenue and Mamo Street, Hilo
When: 10 a.m. Sunday
CHRISTY LASSITER PERFORMS
Where: Basically Books, 1672 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo
When: Noon on Monday
Details: Lassiter will bring her homegrown charm and lovely voice to the lanai as Hilo celebrates hula and all things Hawaiian during Merrie Monarch Week.
Contact: Christine Reed, 961-0144, firstname.lastname@example.org
HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE BANDSTAND
Where: Mooheau Bandstand, 329 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo
When: 11 a.m. Tuesday
Details: Free. The Merrie Monarch Band performs this week and the Hula Sisters perform Wednesday. Halau Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna returns April 30. All welcome.
Contact: Dinnie Kysar, 896-7284, email@example.com
TAUPURI TANGARO PAHU CHANTS
When: 1 p.m. Tuesday
Details: Tangaro has released a new CD that features 23 tracks of beautiful and powerful chants that celebrate this ancient drum. He will bring dancers from the Hawaii Community College halau Unukupukupu, a program rooted in traditional hula.
KAINANI KAHAUNAELE AND STUDENTS
When: 11 a.m. Wednesday
Details: This Hoku award-winning singer and musician will share her talents and those of the students in her UH-Hilo Haku Mele class as Hilo celebrates the Merrie Monarch Festival.
When: 3 p.m. Wednesday
Details: This multi-talented musician and teacher will share his stories and songs from his two CDs on the lanai in celebration of the Merrie Monarch Festival.
When: 4:30 p.m. Thursday
Details: This prolific songwriter’s compositions have been recorded by local and international artists. His songs have been performed many times during the annual Merrie Monarch Festival. Join us on the lanai.
MARK YAMANAKA AND KUPAOA
When: 1 p.m. Thursday
Details: This Hilo-grown talent and multiple Hoku award winner is celebrating his third CD’s Hoku nomination. He will share the stage with his good friends from Kauai on the lanai in celebration of the Merrie Monarch Festival.
NATALIE AI KAMAUU
When: 11:30 a.m. Thursday
Details: This songbird and multiple Hoku award winner is celebrating the upcoming release of her latest CD. Lucky listeners will get a preview on the lanai in celebration of the Merrie Monarch Festival.
Where: Hana Hou Restaurant, 95-1148 Naalehu Spur Road, Naalehu
When: 5 p.m. Friday
Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. Friday and April 27-30; 2:30 p.m. April 28
Details: Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Directed by Sebastian Lelio. Starring Julianne Moore, John Turturro, Michael Cera A free-spirited woman in her 50s seeks out love in Los Angeles dance clubs.
Contact: Phillips, 934-7010, firstname.lastname@example.org
“THE ADDAMS FAMILY”
Where: Hilo High School, auditorium, 556 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and April 27 and May 4-5; 2:30 p.m. April 28
Details: The Performing Arts Learning Center presents the this fun, comical musical. Admission is $10 general, $5 students and seniors. Join the lovably creepy, kooky Addams family as Wednesday Addams’ engagement to a normal boy forces them all to tackle issues of secrets, loyalty, acceptance and love with the help of Uncle Fester and the Addams’ ancestors.
Contact: Jackie Seaquist, 936-6885, email@example.com
Where: New Thought Center Hawaii, 81-6587 Mamalahoa Highway, Kealakekua
All Kine Stuffs
FAMILY CAREGIVER RESPITE FUN DAY
Where: Hilo Adult Day Center, 561 Kupuna Place, Hilo
When: 9 a.m. today
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
THIRD ANNUAL ALL THINGS CANNABIS HEMP FESTIVAL
Where: Uncle Robert’s Awa Club, 12-5038 Kapoho Beach Road, Kaimu-Kalapana
When: Noon today
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 email@example.com or call 936-5447 to reserve your spot or need additional information.
Contact: Thom Gagne, 936-5447, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Crater Rim Cafe, Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
When: 7 a.m. Sunday
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.
Where: Hilo Coast United Church of Christ, 28-1630 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Honomu
When: 6 p.m. Sunday
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, email@example.com
SPECIAL MERRIE MONARCH FESTIVAL EVENTS
Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kilauea Visitor Center lanai
When: April 23-24
Details: The national park has several events planned in celebration of the annual hula festival. Call or email the contact below or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/havo/index.htm for more information. Park entrance fees apply.
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.
2019 MERRIE MONARCH INVITATIONAL HAWAIIAN ARTS FAIR
Where: Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium and Butler Building, 201-323 Manono St., Hilo
When: 9 a.m. Wednesday through April 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
MERIT APPEALS BOARD MEETING
Where: Department of Human Resources, conference room, 101 Pauahi St., Suite 2, Hil
When: 9 a.m. Wednesday
Details: Communication No. 19-03 received March 19 from Hawaii County Salary Commission Chair George W. Campbell inviting the board to do a presentation before the commission concerning factors its members should consider and any recommendations regarding the board’s respective department head and deputy salaries; FY 2018-19 annual performance evaluation of director of Human Resources; director’s report.
Contact: Glynis Yamada, 961-8361, Glynis.Yamada@hawaiicounty.gov
THIRD ANNUAL HONPA HONGWANJI HILO BETSUIN SPRING CRAFT FAIR
Where: Sangha Hall, 424 Kilauea Ave., Hilo
When: 9 a.m. Thursday through April 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, email@example.com
HONPA HONGWANJI HILO BETSUIN SPRING CRAFT FAIR
Details: Free admission; free parking. Feature more than 50 booths with crafts, boutiques and homemade goods as well as food vendors and more.
Contact: Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, 961-6677, firstname.lastname@example.org
PIG HUNTERS OF HAWAII
Where: Waikea Uka Gym, 1200 Ainaola Drive, Hilo
When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday
Details: Every last Thursday of the month.
Contact: Abraham Antonio, 217-9679, email@example.com
MAKE EARTH COOL AGAIN: CLIMATE CHANGE FILMS AND DISCUSSION
Where: UH-Hilo, UCB 100, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. Thursday
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
KAHUKU COFFEE TALK: THE SANDALWOOD STORY
Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kahuku Unit Visitor Contact Station
When: 9:30 a.m. Friday
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.
“THE KINGDOM AND THE REPUBLIC”
When: 3 p.m. Friday
Details: UH-Manoa history professor and kanaka maoli researcher Noelani Arista chronicles the story of Hawaiians’ experience of encounter and colonialism in the 19th century, revealing previously unused Hawaiian language documents to tell the story. Free.
HILO CERAMICS CLUB MOTHER’S DAY SALE
Where: Higashi Hongwanji, 216 Mohouli St., Hilo
When: 8 a.m. April 27
Details: The club’s artisans present their annual sale. Come to support the artisans and enjoy selecting the perfect gift from a variety of useful pottery or art pieces.
Contact: Merle Hayward, 934-7812, email@example.com
“KOLEA AND THE CHIEF’S CLOAK”
When: 1 p.m. April 28
Details: This is a modern fable that tells the true story of an ancient Hawaiian cloak and how it came to be in the Bishop Museum. The story of Kiwalao and Kamehameha is told for ages 4-12, but has a moral for all ages. Alice Guild is a keiki o ka aina that has volunteered for 50 years at the Iolani Palace.
DINNER AND A SHOW — “MARY POPPINS RETURNS”
When: 5 p.m. April 29
Details: Come revisit the magic of the original “Mary Poppins” and get to know the next generation of the Banks family. Trouble has come their way and Mary Poppins comes back to bring joy and adventure in her own special way! Dinner is $5. Sponsored by The Friends of Mt. View Library. Reservations required.
OVERVIEW OF KILAUEA VOLCANO’S 2018 EVENTS
When: 7 p.m. May 2
Details: In 2018, the largest flank eruption and caldera collapse in at least 200 years occurred on Kilauea volcano. On the one-year anniversary eve of when it all began, USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientist Ingrid Johanson presents an overview of these unprecedented events. Her talk will include how tilt data, GPS and satellite radar helped scientists understand what was happening in 2018, and what Kilauea is doing now. Free and open to public.
PARTY IN THE PARK: GROWING A HEALTHY COMMUNITY TOGETHER
Where: Upper Kaiwiki park, Hilo
When: 1 p.m. May 5
Details: Live music, water slides, food samples, fitness classes, kids activities, health demonstrations and more. Sponsored by Hilo-Hamakua Community Development Corp., Hawaii County and the Wainaku Kaiwiki Community Association. Parking is limited. Free.
Contact: Gary Barr, 557-9208, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
ADVANCED BUDDHIST TEACHINGS
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
ZUMBA GOLD CHAIR
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
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
TRADITIONAL WADO KARATE TRAINING
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
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com
JAVANESE BRONZE GONG ORCHESTRA (GAMELAN)
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, firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com
ZEN BUDDHIST MEDITATION
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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
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.
LIBRARY BENEFIT BOOKSTORE
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
HAVE FUN WITH WATERCOLOR
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.
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.
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, email@example.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.
BEGINNING SWING DANCE
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Kilauea Studios, Kurtistown
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
FAMILY STORY TIME AND ACTIVITY
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.
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.
HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES
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.
BEGINNING HULA II WITH PUA BROWN
When: 2:30 p.m. Thursdays
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, email@example.com
BEGINNING HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES
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.
Where: Puna Congregational Church, 16-647 Old Volcano Road, Room 6, Keaau
THURSDAY EVENING POTTERY DROP-IN
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
LINE DANCE CLASS
Details: Through Dec. 28; class and party every Thursday. For Elks members and their guests. Cost is $3.
Contact: Andy Aquino, 959-5960, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
TODDLER STORY AND PLAY TIME
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.
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
KILNS FOR GLASS AND POTTERY
Details: Ongoing instruction on building high-fire propane kilns. Date and times are flexible.
Contact: Harr C. Fernald, 747-7289, email@example.com
INDIVIDUAL VOICE INSTRUCTION WITH AMY HORST
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
COUNTRY WESTERN DANCE CLASS WITH DENISE
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.
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.
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, email@example.com
“FROM PAHOA WITH LAVA”
When: First Saturday of each month through May 4
Details: Presented by Laulima Pahoa, this six-month documentary is geared toward helping residents impacted by the latest lava flows in lower Puna. Informational signups and questions will be answered, and TV interviews and filming will be conducted. Second Saturdays of each month are for signups and questions for the following month. A monthly Na Leo community TV show also will be produced. A final “1 Year After Lava” community party is slated for the final Saturday. Call or email the contact below for additional information.
Contact: Sara Steiner, 936-9546, firstname.lastname@example.org
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