Calendar for April 27

Arts & Exhibits

TODAY, April 27

ADVERTISING


PRINCE JONAH KUHIO MURAL VIEWING

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

When: Anytime after noon today

Details: Free. This 41-by-13-foot mural of Hawaiian culture is the second of two inspirational works by local artist Al Russell. Queen Kapiolani’s motto “Strive to reach the highest!” and a large image of her proud son, Prince Jonah, are sure to resonate. Fully viewable from southbound Highway 19.

Contact: Al Russell, 421-8559, ocd@ocdlove.com

FRIDAY, May 3

MAYUMI ODA: EXPRESSION OF THE FEMALE DEITY

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

When: 6 p.m. Friday (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.

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

Classes

TODAY, April 27

TAI CHI CHIH — JOY THRU MOVEMENT

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

When: 7:45 a.m. Saturdays beginning today

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, reikimastertaichichih@gmail.com

HEALING THROUGH WORDS CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP

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

When: 10 a.m. today

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, workshops@volcanoartcenter.org

SAUERKRAUT AND YOGURT MAKING WORKSHOP

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

When: 10 a.m. today

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.

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

ROOT PRUNING AND REPOTTING OF VIREYA RHODODENDRONS

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

When: Noon today

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, renesiracusa@hotmail.com

PHONE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

Where: Society for Kona’s Education & Art, 84-5191 Mamalahoa Highway, Honaunau

When: 1 p.m. today

Details: With Alvis Upitis. For more information or to register, call or email the contact information below.

Contact: Donna Stiles, 328-9392, skea@hawaii.rr.com

RAKU POTTERY WORKSHOP

Where: Society for Kona’s Education & Art, 84-5191 Mamalahoa Highway, Honaunau

When: 1 p.m. today 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.

Contact: Donna Stiles, 328-9392, skea@hawaii.rr.com

CREATIVE RETREAT — PAINT POURING OCEANSCAPES

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

When: 2 p.m. today and Tuesday

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, hawaiicreativeretreats@gmail.com

SUNDAY, April 28

BASIC BUDDHISM

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

When: 10 a.m. Sunday

Details: Learn about the basics of Buddhism as taught by Deacon Juho Kirkpatrick. Free. No registration required.

Contact: The Rev. Shinsho Hata, 935-8407, hilotaishoji@gmail.com

MONDAY, April 29

FREE FAIR HOUSING SEMINAR

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

When: 8:30 a.m. Monday

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

TUESDAY, April 30

BEYOND THE BASICS — SOCIAL DANCE MIXED PLATE

Where: AJA Veterans Center, 361 Haihai St., Hilo

When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through June 4

Details: 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, dancingscreenwriter@yahoo.com

THURSDAY, May 2

BUILDING YOUR BRAND: CUSTOMER SERVICE

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

When: 9 a.m. Thursday

Details: Learn the fundamentals of the consumer consumption process, how service is experienced and how to build a better experience for your customer that builds your brand and brand value. Cost is $25. Register by Wednesday, May 1, at www.hisbdc.org.

Contact: Lydia Santiago, 933-0776, l.santiago@hisbdc.org

“LIVING HISTORIES OF PORTUGUESE FAMILIES IN HAWAII”

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

When: 10 a.m. Thursday

Details: Retired UH-Hilo drama professor Jackie Pualani Johnson, who interviewed the descendants of Portuguese immigrants in East Hawaii to capture their values and lifestyle, will give this presentation.

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

MINDFUL FORGIVENESS TRAINING PROGRAM

Where: 64 Keawe St., Suite 201, Hilo

When: Noon beginning Thursday; 5 p.m. beginning May 4

Details: These six-session programs include discussions interspersed with guided practice of mindful meditation and forgiveness tools. The format is not intended as group therapy, but rather to teach self-care skills to heal old wounds and let go of current suffering. You must be able to commit to attending all six sessions and complete a pre and post assessment. Registration is required; email or text the contact person below for the link.

Contact: JoYi Rhyss, 756-7213, jrhyss@familyprogramshi.org

COMING

ABSTRACT PAINTING WORKSHOP WITH DARCY GRAY

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

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.

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

THE JAPANESE ART OF ORIGAMI

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

When: 10 a.m. Saturdays, May 4-18

Details: Free origami crafts. In modern usage, the word “origami” is used as an inclusive term for all folding practices, regardless of their culture of origin.

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

GYOTAKU FISH PRINT WORKSHOP

Where: Society for Kona’s Education & Art, 84-5191 Mamalahoa Highway, Honaunau

When: 1 p.m. May 4

Details: With Bill Twibell, the Fish Print Guy. Cost is $35 for SKEA members, $40 for non-members. and includes all supplies. For more information or to register, use the contact phone number and email below.

Contact: Donna Stiles, 328-9392, skea@hawaii.rr.com

YOGA FOR BEGINNERS SERIES

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 4 p.m. Saturdays, May 4-18

Details: Learn foundational poses, proper alignment, how to breathe and basic yoga philosophy. Build strength, increase flexibility and gain confidence in your practice. Hosted the first three Saturdays of each month. Cost is $20 for single-session drop-ins or $55 for all three classes.

Contact: Amanda, 934-7233, workshops@yogacentered.com

COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS 1 FOR SENIORS

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

When: 9 a.m. May 6-7

Details: Aileen Obina teaches Windows 10 computer basics: turning it off and on, saving your work and finding it again. Basic mouse skills are taught using an interactive website. Cost is $50; daily parking fee $3.

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

ADVANCE HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE — DO YOU HAVE ONE?

Where: Aging and Disabilty Resource Center, 1055 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. May 8

Details: Get help completing this free document that lays out your end of life wishes. Bring this information with you: names of two people that would be your “agents ” with addresses, phone numbers and email. It’s not easy to talk about how you want the end of your life to be. But it is one of the most important conversations you can have with your family and loved ones. To register, call Tony Kent at 292-4559 or Amy Hamane at 935-1500.

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

TUNNEL BOOK WORKSHOP

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

When: 1:30 May 8

Details: Learn a bookbinding technique consisting of two accordion folds that hold panels with cutouts, giving the illusion of depth. All materials provided. Optional: You can bring photos or pictures you can cut out. For children 10 and older with an adult and all adults. RSVP to reserve your spot and materials.

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

BON DANCE CLASSES

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

When: 6 p.m. May 14 and 28

Details: Every second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Exercise and fun; learn older, traditional as well as contemporary upbeat dances that can be danced at every bon dance throughout the summer. Also learn the history and background of the dances. Donation of $5.

Contact: Akiko Masuda, 963-6422, msakiko@hawaii.rr.com

INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING 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 27

BIG ISLAND RETIRED MILITARY ASSOCIATION LUNCH

Where: Ninoole

When: Noon today

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, nfherbert@twc.com

WIRE CLUB FOR ADULTS

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

When: Noon today

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, gretchen.andrews@librarieshawaii.org

SUNDAY, April 28

SOLO AUTOCROSS — SPORTS CAR CLUB OF AMERICA

Where: Hilo Drag Strip Kart track

When: 7:30 a.m. Sunday

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, scca@minicknet.com

THURSDAY, May 2

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

BIG ISLAND COIN CLUB

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

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Details: Final preparations will be made for the BICC’s 13th Collectible, Antique and Coin Show slated for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale. Admission to the show is free, and many door prizes and free gifts will be given hourly. The show will include antiques, jewelry, coins and tokens, bottles, comics and many collectibles, as well as free appraisals by vendors.

Contact: Steve Nemeth, 430-1472, steve.nemeth891@gmail.com

COMING

HILO ORCHID SOCIETY

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

When: 1:30 May 4

Details: Kristen Uthus from New World Orchids in Michigan will present “Japanese Orchids: The Small and Mighty.” The talk will cover what makes Japanese orchids stand out in a crowd and why Neofinetia falcata, which is native to Japan, might be the easiest of all orchids to grow. Public welcome. Free.

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

ROTARY CLUB OF PAHOA SUNSET ANNUAL FUNDRAISER

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

When: 6 p.m. May 7

Details: Cinco de Mayo Mexican dinner, dancing to Gone Country band and a silent auction. Proceeds go to fund Pahoa area community projects and schools. Tickets $35, available at www.eventbrite.com or at the door.

Contact: Deborah Nichols, 333-5520, Hilomoon1955@gmail.com

HAWAII PHOTO SHOOTERS

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

When: 6 p.m. May 9

Details: Mary Bowman-DeMent and J.B. Friday will share their experiences with online photo sharing platforms. Bowman-DeMent will discuss how she uses Instagram as a travel planning tool. Friday will talk about how he uses Instagram and Flickr to reach different audiences with an educational program. Free and open to the public.

Contact: JB Friday, 969-8254, jbfriday@hawaii.edu

KOREA VETS MONTHLY MEETING

Where: Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home, 1180 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. May 13

Details: Committee, disability and agenda reviews and KWV Memorial status.

Contact: Bob Karp, 981-2126, karpr001@hawaii.rr.com

ELECTIONS FOR THE HILO HIGH SCHOOL SCHOOL COMMUNITY COUNCIL

Where: Hilo High School Library, 556 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. May 13

Details: Hilo High School’s SCC shares decision-making among the principal, teachers, staff, parents, students and community members to improve student achievement. The SCC consists of a group of people elected by their peers to represent the members of the school community. The primary role of the SCC is to review, evaluate and monitor the academic and financial plan and ensure the needs of all students are addressed. This year the group is looking for new student, parent and community members. Anyone interested in serving is encouraged to attend the meeting.

Contact: Lucy Ramirez, 206-850-7228, lucykamalani@gmail.com

Health

TODAY, April 27

YOGA NIDRA CLASS

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 4 p.m. today

Details: Last Saturday of each month. Cost is $20. Workshop opens with a discussion about the practice, followed by a brief restorative yoga sequence and then Yoga Nidra practice.

Contact: Amanda, 934-7233, workshops@yogacentered.com

SUNDAY, April 28

BARRE BURN WORKSHOPS WITH DEANNA AND MOLLY

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 11:45 a.m. Sunday and May 5

Details: Now certified instructors and with a studio complete with additional barre equipment, Deanna and Molly are thrilled to offer new and improved classes with the method that’s proven to tone and lift your booty, abs and legs.

Contact: Amanda, 934-7233, workshops@yogacentered.com

WEDNESDAY, April 24

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 25

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, fcalvert@hawaiiantel.net

PIYO LIVE!

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

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

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

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

FRIDAY, April 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, caroldhilo@gmail.com

COMING

NEW MOON CACAO CEREMONY

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. May 4

Details: The new moon is associated with connecting to one’s intuition and emotions. Accordingly, in this ceremony will provide space for introspection through music, guided meditation and a ceremonial tea with locally grown cacao.

Contact: Amanda, 934-7233, workshops@yogacentered.com

BLOOD DRIVE

Where: Gates Performing Arts Center, Hawaii Preparatory Academy, 65-1692 Kohala Mountain Road, Waimea

When: 10 a.m. May 6

Details: Please note: drives are subject to change. To schedule an appointment or check on drive information, call 848-4770 or visit BBH.org. The general requirements to be a blood donor are simple: Be in good health, at least 18 years old (or 16- and 17-year-old donors with signed Blood Bank of Hawaii parent/legal guardian consent) and weigh 110 pounds or more. Bring photo ID with date of birth. Follow Blood Bank of Hawaii on social media for updates and information about blood drives near you: Facebook.com/BloodBankHawaii/, Instagram.com/BloodBankHawaii/ or @BloodBankHawaii on Twitter.

Contact: Blood Bank of Hawaii, 848-4770, admin@bbh.org

HEALTHY EATING: LOCAL FRESH FOODS FOR EATING

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

When: 6 p.m. May 6

Details: Erika Closter is excited to share a hands-on practice and discussion exploring healthy eating. She will be using local foods to create healthy dishes and snacks. Bring the family and learn more about how to make an upgrade in your diet to improve health, immunity, energy and overall well being. Closter is a trained chef who graduated from the Natural Gourmet Cookery School and Institute for Food & Health in New York City.

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

BLOOD DRIVE

Where: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Kona Stake Center Cultural Hall, 75-230 Kalani St., Kailua-Kona

When: 8:45 a.m. May 7; 7 a.m. May 8

Details: Please note: drives are subject to change. To schedule an appointment or check on drive information, call 848-4770 or visit BBH.org. The general requirements to be a blood donor are simple: Be in good health, at least 18 years old (or 16- and 17-year-old donors with signed Blood Bank of Hawaii parent/legal guardian consent) and weigh 110 pounds or more. Bring photo ID with date of birth. Follow Blood Bank of Hawaii on social media for updates and information about blood drives near you: Facebook.com/BloodBankHawaii/, Instagram.com/BloodBankHawaii/ or @BloodBankHawaii on Twitter.

Contact: Blood Bank of Hawaii, 848-4770, admin@bbh.org

AN INTRODUCTION TO FREQUENCY THERAPY AND VIBRATIONAL MEDICINE

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

When: 6 p.m. May 13

Details: Shira Hunt, RN, CST, shares how she saved her leg from amputation and how you can use the same methods to develop and maintain your own vibrant health and create a life filled with abundance, together with uncovering deep insights into your true nature and purpose.

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

OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP

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

When: 11:30 a.m. May 18

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

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

Just for Keiki

TODAY, April 27

MICROSOPE VIEWING — BUGS

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

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

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

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

COMING

14TH ANNUAL NATIONAL CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS DAY EVENT

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

When: 11 a.m. May 4

Details: This is a community event to raise awareness and recognize Children’s Mental Health on the Big Island. Free admission. Free chili and rice while supplies last. Featuring community provider booths, youth performances, interactive games, activities, entertainment and prizes. Contact Noelani Bowman at 935-7949 to offer donations or for more information.

Contact: Jeanne Hernandez, 974-4288, jeanne.Harano-Hernandez@doh.hawaii.gov

SKEA SUMMER ART CAMP

Where: Society for Kona’s Education & Art, 84-5191 Mamalahoa Highway, Honaunau

When: 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, June 10-21

Details: For students ages 6-11. Painting, drawing, pottery, choreography, multimedia projects, cooperative outdoor games and more. Tuition is $145 per week ($10 off if registered by June 3) and students can attend either or both weeks. Scholarships available. For more information or to register, use the phone number or email address below.

Contact: Donna Stiles, 328-9392, skea@hawaii.rr.com

Outdoors

THURSDAY, May 2

STEWARDSHIP OF KIPUKAPUAULU

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

When: 9:30 a.m. Thursdays

Details: Help remove troublesome plants from this home to an astonishing diversity of native forest and understory plants. Bring clippers or pruners, sturdy gloves, a hat and water. Wear closed-toe shoes and clothing that you don’t mind getting permanently stained from morning glory sap. Be prepared for cool and wet or hot and sunny weather. Meet at the Kipukapuaulu parking lot on Mauna Loa Road off Highway 11 in the park. New volunteer? Contact Marilyn Nicholson for more information at nickem@hawaii.rr.com.

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

COMING

STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 8:45 a.m. May 4, 9, 17, 25 and 31

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

20TH ANNUAL PLANT SALE AT THE ZOO

Where: Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens, 800 Stainback Highway, Hilo

When: 8 a.m. May 5

Details: With Mother’s Day nearly here, giving Mom a plant, a tree or a bloom will be a lasting memory for her and you. Choose from a wide variety of trees, flowering plants, water plants, herbs and so much more.

Contact: Nina S. Bremer, 982-7798, nsbremer@gmail.com

HAWAII ISLE ARCHERY CLUB TRADITIONAL SHOOT

Where: Malama Archery Park, Panaewa

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

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

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

BIG ISLAND ROAD RUNNERS SCHOLARSHIP 5K RUN

Where: Reed’s Bay Beach Park, Hilo

When: 7:30 a.m. May 19

Details: Registration starts at 6:30 a.m. the day of the race. Cost is $10 for non-members, $5 for members. Scholarship awards will be presented after the run. Come help celebrate running and the scholarship recipients.

Contact: David Cotter, 339-7210, volcanodwc@hawaii.rr.com

Pau Hana

COMING

LIVE DANCE MUSIC WITH THE HOT-SHOTS

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

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, hilohepcats@gmail.com

Performances

TODAY, April 27

ROCK ’N’ ROLL NIGHT AT THE EAGLES

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

When: 6:30 p.m. today

Details: Average Joes, Johnny Ness and the Vinyl Pirates highlight this event. Cover charge $5.

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

“GLORIA BELL”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

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

Details: Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing. 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, info@hilopalace.com

“THE ADDAMS FAMILY”

Where: Hilo High School, auditorium, 556 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 7:30 p.m. today and May 4-5; 2:30 p.m. Sunday

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, jseaquist@viking.k12.hi.us

SUNDAY, April 28

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES PERFORM

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

When: 10 a.m. Sunday

Details: Live acoustic music.

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

TUESDAY, April 30

HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE BANDSTAND

Where: Mooheau Bandstand, 329 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Tuesday

Details: Free. Halau Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna returns this week and May 7 and 28. On May 14, Toa Huhina of the Marquesas Islands perform, and on May 21, the Hula Sisters return with their repertoire of lovely Hawaiian music and dance. All welcome.

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

FRIDAY, May 3

2019 WAIAKEA HIGH SCHOOL MAY DAY PRODUCTION — “KULAIWI”

Where: Waiakea High School gymnasium, 155 W Kawili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Details: Once upon a time on a beautiful island in the Pacific there was a thriving community with a mo‘i who was defeated in a battle with an evil kupua, Uani‘i. His daughter, Keaka, in disbelief, disconnects from her responsibilities and runs away into the mountains. In despair, their village disbands to separate sides of the island. Each village becomes products of their environment. Years later, despite their differences, a group of friends made up of different villages become best friends with Keaka. Keaka needs to remember herself with her true self and responsibilities. It is time to return home and battle Uani‘i. This production will feature many talented WHS students as well as groups from Samoa, Tahiti and Aotearoa. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Cost is $5.

Contact: Kawika Urakami, 896-7782, waiakeamayday@gmail.com

“APOLLO 11”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Friday and May 4-7; 2:30 p.m. May 5

Details: Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Documentary. A thrilling and artful look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.

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

COMING

SPRING FAIR HO‘OLAULE‘A AND SILENT AUCTION

Where: Malamalama Waldorf School, 15-1834 Makuu Drive, Keaau

When: Noon on May 5

Details: A family-fun event. The community is invited to enjoy the eclectic entertainment by Kumu Mahina and Haumana, Drew Daniels and Isla Timbao, Halau Hula Ka Makani Hali’Ala O Puna, The Hula Sisters Halau, Puna Taiko, Puna Women’s Chorus, and more. There will be local artisans with choice handmade jewelry and gifts for Mother’s Day, lei making, plant sale and crafts for keiki. The silent auction will feature fine art and vacation stays. Come and enjoy food, fun and the arts to celebrate spring and support education, mothers and ohana.

Contact: Kanani A Daley, 430-0746, kanani@hawaiiwaldorf.org

UH-HILO PERFORMERS ROCK ON WITH THAT ’70S CONCERT

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

When: 2 p.m. May 5

Details: Get ready to dust off your bell bottoms and rock out to classic hits from the 1970s. Concert presented by the UH-Hilo Choral Program together with special guest artists. Tickets are $10 general, $7 discount, $5 students w/valid ID and children 17 and younger.

Contact: Amy Horst, 640-2898, ahorst@hawaii.edu

HONOLULU BRASS QUINTET

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

When: 7:30 p.m. May 7

Details: This distinctive, diverse and entertaining concert by musicians from the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra will include music spanning five centuries, from Renaissance madrigals and Bach’s famous “Little Fugue” to DiLorenzo’s “Hawaiian Bliss.” Tickets ($25/20/10 – gen/60+/student) are at the usual outlets and at the door.

Contact: Tom Geballe, 959-4064, tgeballe@gmail.com

“ANIANIOKALA”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. May 10-11

Details: A Hawaiian musical theater re-telling of “Annie,” but set in Hilo. An N2 Dance musical production. The story follows closely to the 1982 version of the movie “Annie.” The production will have live acting, singing and dancing.

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

All Kine Stuffs

TODAY, April 27

HILO CERAMICS CLUB MOTHER’S DAY SALE

Where: Higashi Hongwanji, 216 Mohouli St., Hilo

When: 8 a.m. today

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, blackbird4aloha@hotmail.com

THIRD ANNUAL HONPA HONGWANJI HILO BETSUIN SPRING CRAFT FAIR

Where: Sangha Hall, 424 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. today

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

HONPA HONGWANJI HILO BETSUIN SPRING CRAFT FAIR

Where: Sangha Hall, 424 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. today

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, hilohongwanjishcraftfair@gmail.com

SUNDAY, April 28

“KOLEA AND THE CHIEF’S CLOAK”

Where: Basically Books, 1672 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Sunday

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.

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

MONDAY, April 29

DINNER AND A SHOW — “MARY POPPINS RETURNS”

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

When: 5 p.m. Monday

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.

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

CRAFT NIGHT!

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

When: 6 p.m. Monday

Details: Bring a craft to work on with other crafters in the library’s spacious meeting room. Tables and chairs will be provided for you to engage in creative expression. Try your hand a “make-and-take” paper craft. Free beverages will be available.

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

TUESDAY, April 30

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

Details: Walk back to 1912, and meet the founder of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Thomas A. Jaggar, at the edge of Kilauea Volcano. Dressed in period costume, Ka‘u actor-director Dick Hershberger brings the renowned geologist to life. Space is limited; pick up free ticket at the Kilauea Visitor Center’s front desk the day of the program. Program includes climbing stairs and entering a confined space. Meet at the Kilauea Visitor Center.

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

WEDNESDAY, May 1

U.S. CENSUS BUREAU: ROAD TO 2020 PRESENTATION

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

When: 5 p.m. Wednesday

Details: This presentation aims to educate the public how the census impacts communities and the importance of a complete and accurate count. After the presentation, we hope to educate and engage the communities to participate in the 2020 Census. Also check out the available jobs for the census.

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

THURSDAY, May 2

OVERVIEW OF KILAUEA VOLCANO’S 2018 EVENTS

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

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

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.

Contact: askHVO@usgs.gov

FRIDAY, May 3

AUDITIONS: “HAMLET”

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

When: 9 a.m. Friday; 3 p.m. May 5

Details: The Hilo Community Players announce auditions for their 42nd Shakespeare in the Park. Arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the stated audition start time. Performances dates are July 12-14, 18-19, 21, 25-27. There are parts for at least 20 actors. Auditions will consist of cold scene readings, improvisation and movement activities.

Contact: HiloCommunityPlayers@Gmail.com

COMING

2019 HILO FAMILY COMMUNITY AND EDUCATION CRAFT AND FOOD FAIR

Where: Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale, 799 Piilani St., Hilo

When: 8 a.m. May 4

Details: Demonstrations, entertainment, door prizes and lots of baked goods, food, plants, handcrafted and embroidery items and much more.

Contact: LaVanda Salas, 345-8193, lavanda70@msn.com

ORCHIDLAND COMMUNITY FIRST SATURDAY

Where: Orchidland Drive and 36th Avenue, Keaau

When: 8 a.m. May 4

Details: Come celebrate Mother’s Day early with a farmers market, swap meet and gift show. Fresh, organic produce, eggs, plants, baked goods, kimchee and so much more. Silent auction and raffle drawing. Live music.

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

BISAC MOTHER’S DAY EXTRAVAGANZA CRAFT AND GIFT FAIR 2019

Where: Sangha Hall, 424 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. May 4

Details: Ono food, local artists and craft vendors, a silent auction and door prizes. A great place to shop for gifts for Mom. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Big Island Substance Abuse Council.

Contact: Pamella Deniz, 969-9994, Pamella.Deniz@Bisac.com

GIANT FRUITS AND VEGETABLES CONTEST SEMINAR

Where: Komohana Research and Extension Center, 875 Komohana Street, Hilo

When: 9 a.m. May 4

Details: Come learn the secrets to growing giant fruits and vegetables. Presenters have quite a bit of experience and also have held and won state records and other awards. Come with all your questions. RSVP no later than Tuesday, April 30, to let organizers know if you would like us to send you a Zoom link or if you will be joining us in person.

Contact: Becky Settlage, 969-8213, settlage@hawaii.edu

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

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

When: 9 a.m. May 4

Details: Would you like a free comic book? Get your favorite at the 18th annual Free Comic Book Day. Just show your valid Hawaii State Public Library System card. While supplies last.

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

AUDITIONS: “HAMAJANG HAMLET”

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

When: 1 p.m. May 4; 5 p.m. May 6

Details: Auditions for the Hilo Community Players’ Summer 2019 Kids Shakes production. Arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the stated audition start time. The show is a Pidgin version of “Hamlet,” done in local style, with surfers, tourists and a sea creature or two. Performances will be on weekends in July.

Contact: HiloCommunityPlayers@Gmail.com

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, gfjrbarr@mac.com

THIRD ANNUAL FIESTA IN THE FOREST

Where: Cooper Center, 19-4030 Wright Road, Volcano

When: 4 p.m. May 4

Details: Free community event with homemade Mexican-inspired food and beverages available for purchase. Pinatas for the keiki throughout the afternoon. There will be live music and fun for everyone during this casual get-together.

Contact: Tara Holmes, 464-3625, idoaloha@gmail.com

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, 961-3813, gfjrbarr@mac.com

THE ROAD TO RECOVERY: HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK ONE YEAR LATER

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 19 a.m. May 9

Details: The epic Kilauea eruption and caldera collapse of 2018 forever changed Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and resulted in most of the park closing for 134 days last year because of unsafe, unpredictable and unprecedented eruptive activity at the volcano’s summit. A hurricane, two tropical storms and a wildfire added to the intensity of an unforgettable year, but park rangers continued to serve the public at locations outside the park, and the Kahuku Unit expanded its hours of operation. Park managers will present a community update about the challenges and successes of 2018 and how staff is working hard to open more areas. Part of the After Dark in the Park series. Free (park entrance fees apply).

Contact: Park Information, 985-6000, havo_information@nps.gov

GARAGE SALE EXTRAVAGANZA

Where: Hilo Higashi Hongwanji Mission, 216 Mohouli St., Hilo

When: 7:30 a.m. May 11

Details: Food items, plants and produce, rummage items, cinders, hardware, etc. for sale. The public is welcome to browse or purchase sale items. Come early to get the best deals. For additional information, call the Rev. Sawada at 935-8968.

Contact: Roy Hamakawa, 935-8968, hilohigashi@gmail.com

MOTHER’S DAY BUFFET

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

When: 5 p.m. May 12

Details: Indulge Mom with prime rib, lemon butter fish with tropical salsa and/or vegetable stir fry with tofu. Adults $29.95; children 6-11 $14.95. Call 967-8356 for seating times and more information. Park fees apply.

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

ONGOING

Saturdays

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

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

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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