Calendar for May 25

Arts & Exhibits

TODAY, May 25

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MAYUMI ODA: EXPRESSION OF THE FEMALE DEITY

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

When: Regular center hours through Friday

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

THIRD ANNUAL KAMANA SENIOR ART EXHIBIT

Where: Hawaii Japanese Center, 751 Kanoelehua Ave., Hilo

When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday through Friday

Details: Features art from Kamana Senior Center’s classes: watercolor, oil and acrylic, woodblock print, needlepoint stitching and hand-building and mold ceramics. Free.

Contact: Iris Higa, 961-8710, iris.higa@hawaiicounty.gov

COMING

LIFE IS A FORM, THE REST IS JUST A VIEW

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

When: 6 p.m. June 7 (opening reception)

Details: Exhibition of New Works by Andrzej Kramarz. Exhibit runs June 7-July 19.

Contact: Administrator, 961-5711, Admin@ehcc.org

BONSAI, IKEBANA AND SUISEKI EXHIBITION

Where: Wailoa Center, 200 Piopio St., Hilo

When: June 28-29

Details: Features bonsai from the Mokuhonua Bonsai Club and Hilo Bonsai Kyoshitsu bonsai, suiseki and ikebana display. A bonsai demonstration will be given at 2 p.m. June 28. An ikebana demo is planned for 10 a.m. June 29. The public also can bring their plants for analysis by bonsai club members. Limited plants will be available for hands-on experience in creating bonsai.

Contact: Mel Honda, 938-6638, hondam005@hawaii.rr.com

Classes

TODAY, May 25

TAI CHI CHIH — JOY THRU MOVEMENT

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

When: 7:45 a.m. Saturdays

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

HANDLETTERING BASICS AND EASY HAND-DRAWN WREATHS

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

When: 2 p.m. today

Details: Learn the basics of modern calligraphy and how to draw easy botanical wreaths to create unique cards and gifts. Leave with a card and a magnet/coaster, plus pens and materials to continue your handlettering practice. Cost is $25. Register at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com/.

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

TUESDAY, May 28

BON DANCE CLASS EVERY TUESDAY

Where: Papaikou Hongwanji Mission, 27-378 Mamalahoa Highway, Papaikou

When: 7 p.m. Tuesdays through June 18

Details: Free practices. Everybody is welcome to join.

Contact: Leo, 657-4928, PapaikouPM@gmx.com

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

WEDNESDAY, May 29

INTERNET AND EMAIL FOR SENIORS USING PC

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

When: 9 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday

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

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

THURSDAY, May 30

HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES

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

When: 1 p.m. Thursdays through June 6

Details: Adults and seniors are invited to attend free weekly Hawaiian language classes. Instructor Puakea Sun will teach Hawaiian chants/oli, songs and prayers. Registration is required.

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

FRIDAY, May 31

FREE LITTLE FIRE ANT MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

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

When: 9 a.m. Friday

Details: Free workshop focused primarily 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. There is a break for lunch. Past clinics have been very well attended, so book early as there are limited seats available. Register at www.littlefireants.com or by contacting the person below.

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

COMING

EDIBLE WILD PLANTS WITH ZACH MERMEL

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

When: 9 a.m. June 1

Details: Participants will interact firsthand with many of these underappreciated edibles. This is discovery only – no picking. Learn about wild edibles such as plantain/laukahi, sow thistle, cat’s ear and dandelion, among many others. This is hands-on immersion for foragers and foodies. Cost is $40, or $30 for VAC members, plus a $15 transportation fee. Class size is limited. Register by calling the number below or visiting 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, June 1-22

Details: Origami is the art of paper folding, which is often associated with Japanese culture. In modern usage, the word “origami” is used as an inclusive term for all folding practices, regardless of their culture of origin.

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

BEGINNER’S YOGA SERIES

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 4 p.m. June 1, 8 and 15

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

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

IPHONE 1 FOR SENIORS

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

When: 9 a.m. June 3 and 6

Details: Learn ways to use your iPhone in addition to calling someone. You can text, FaceTime, email, take pictures, listen to music, download and read books. Bring your iPhone, Apple ID and password. Cost is $50; free parking.

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

INTRODUCTION TO A LANGSTROTH HIVE FOR BEGINNER BEEKEEPERS

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

When: 6 p.m. June 3

Details: Susan Collins will give a short talk about the basics of the Langstroth hive. She will present a short history of honey bees in Hawaii and the importance of honey bees in society. Learn about how the frames, bottom board and lid work together to support a healthy bee colony. Participants will be able to try on a bee suit and handle equipment used to keep bees

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

ZERO WASTE BIG ISLAND — VERMICOMPOSTING WORKSHOP

Where: Mokupapapa Discovery Center, 76 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. June 7

Details: Vermicomposting uses worms to turn food scraps into nutrient-rich compost. Learn during this beginners workshop how easy and fun it is to compost with worms. Free. Will cover earthworm biology, how to build a worm bin, the dos and don’ts of what to feed the worms and how to identify and troubleshoot problems.

Contact: Melody Euaparadorn, 933-8180, zerowastebigisland@gmail.com

STAINED GLASS BASICS 2: BAUBLES, BEVELS AND OTHER EMBELLISHMENTS

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

When: 9 a.m. June 8-9 and 15-16

Details: Create your own customized stained glass light catcher and learn how to apply various embellishments to your piece. Several patterns will be provided, though students are welcome to bring their own ideas. Topics covered include pattern design and project help. The finished project will include some type of fun additional embellishments such as slices of agate, bevels and nuggets. Cost is $100, or $90 for VAC members, plus a $30 supply fee. Attendees are asked to wear long pants, snug-fitting gloves, covered shoes and safety glasses. Bring a glass cutter and soldering iron if you have them. Advance registration is required; limited to six adults. To register, call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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

WAS EINSTEIN RIGHT? THE FIRST IMAGE OF A BLACK HOLE

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

When: 5 p.m. June 12

Details: Astronomer Geoffrey Bower will describe the science behind this discovery, including what it tells us about Einstein’s theory of general relativity. He will also describe the pioneering role of Maunakea telescopes, the Submillimeter Array and the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope, in the experiment.

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

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

COMING

BIG ISLAND ELECTRIC VEHICLE ASSOCIATION MEET-UP

Where: Papaaloa Country Store and Cafe, 35-2032 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Papaaloa

When: 10 a.m. June 1

Details: Electric car owners will be available to share their knowledge and experiences with the public. If you are in the market for an electric car and have questions, get answers from actual owners. If you have an electric car, come and share your experiences and ideas about how to improve EV adoption.

Contact: Noel Morin, 987-7428, nmorin99@yahoo.com

DAV CHAPTER NO. 6 HILO (DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS)

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

When: 11 a.m. June 8

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

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

Health

TODAY, May 25

FRIDAY, May 31

HILO PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP

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

When: 2 p.m. Friday

Details: Meets the last Friday of each month for the remainder of the year. This month, group members will share results of therapies they tried for specific symptoms and what worked and what didn’t. Come and share your successes and get advice on areas needing attention.

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

NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP

Where: Oki Conference Room, 688 Kinoole St., Suite 15A, Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Details: The National Alliance on Mental Illness Hawaii presents this monthly support group that helps people gain understanding and empathy for loved ones living with and recovering from mental illness. Come to learn more, connect with others and feel empowered.

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

COMING

EIGHTH ANNUAL HAWAII ISLAND AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY BARK FOR LIFE

Where: Lili‘uokalani Gardens, Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 8 a.m. June 1

Details: This is a Relay For Life fundraising event that honors the caregiving qualities of canine companions. It’s also an opportunity to honor cancer survivors and remember those who lost their fight with the disease. Registration fee and any money participants raise will support the mission to save lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer. Everyone and their furry friends and family are encouraged to attend. Activities will include a bone scavenger hunt, an agility presentation, a dog obedience presentation, a K-9 fashion show (including prizes for most creative costume, the purplest K-9 costume) and more. Registration and waiver form required for each dog participating. Cost is $25 for the first dog, $15 for each additional dog. Frms available at www.relayforlife.org/barkhilohi.

Contact: Sarah Luchenbill, 935-0025, sarah.luchenbill@cancer.org

FUNDRAISER DANCE PARTY FOR THE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION

Where: Hilo YMCA, 300 W Lanikaula St., Hilo

When: 4 p.m. June 2

Details: Come join this OG dance party, shaking our booties to our favorite old-school music. Donation of $10 requested, Pupus available. BYOB/designated driver.

Contact: Harriet Rocha, 640-3876, harrocha47@gmail.com

ZUMBA GOLD FUNDRAISER FOR THE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION

Where: Hilo YMCA, 300 W Lanikaula St., Hilo

When: 10:30 a.m. June 10

Details: Featured will be low-impact aerobics, mate hula and Zumba Gold. Harriet Rocha and her Zumba Crew, along with Charlene and Maryline, to rock the house.

Contact: Harriet Rocha, 640-3876, hrrocha47@gmail.com

BIG ISLAND VEG FEST

Where: Mooheau Bandstand, 329 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. June 15

Details: Free; open to the public and family friendly. Your taste buds will be tantalized with delicious local plant-based food vendors, free entertainment and more. Learn about ways to improve health, extend aloha to our animal kin and malama the planet.

Contact: Rebecca, 354-9303, BigIslandVegFest@gmail.com

OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP

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

When: 11:30 a.m. June 15

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

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

Just for Keiki

COMING

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

MAGIC CAMP XIII

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. June 11-14

Details: Three hours a day; cost is $80 per child. Popular, engaging and educational fun for ages 6 and older. A fun performance magic program emphasizing goal achievement, self-esteem building, positive attitudes, poise, confidence building and teamwork. Conducted by international award winners and long time magic instructors Bruce and Jennifer Meyers. Includes all magic tricks, props and learning materials.

Contact: Bruce Meyers, 443-8390, magicalmeyers@icloud.com

Outdoors

TODAY, May 25

STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 8:45 a.m. today, Friday and June 7, 15, 22 and 28

Details: Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive, non-native plant species that prevent native plants from growing in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Wear sturdy hiking shoes, long-sleeve shirts and long pants. Bring a hat, rain gear, day pack, snacks and water. Gloves and tools are provided. No advance registration required; no cost to participate, but park entrance fees apply. Meet project leaders Paul and Jane Field at Kilauea Visitor Center. Visit www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/summit_stewardship.htm for additional planning details.

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

THURSDAY, May 30

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

ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY CLEAN UP WITH UNCLE TILO

Where: Mile marker 20, Highway 130

When: 9 a.m. June 1

Details: Calling all volunteers. Rain or shine. Wear sturdy shoes. Bring a hat, gloves and water. Trash bags provided. Everyone gets a free T-shirt. Children younger than 18 must preregister before the event.

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

HISTORIC TRAIL CLEANUP

Where: Palamanui, Kona

When: 8:30 a.m. June 2 (RSVP by Friday, May 31)

Details: E Mau Na Ala Hele, a trails group with a mission to preserve and protect the ancient and historic trails of Hawaii, will join with the American Hiking Society and trail organizations throughout the country to celebrate National Trails Day with a service day on the Palamanui Trail. Meet at the big white tent at the Palamanui campus/UH Center at West Hawaii in Kona on Ane Keohokalole Highway near the Kona Airport. Help plant native trees in the trail garden, then descend the 2-mile ancient trail, clearing invasive fountain grass and returning goat-moved rocks to their rightful positions. Bring gloves, water and sun protection. RSVP to the contact person below.

Contact: Marcie Davis, 916-847-2186, marciedd@yahoo.com

Pau Hana

TODAY, May 25

ROCK ’N’ ROLL NIGHT AT THE EAGLES

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

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: D.D. and the High Rollers will perform your favorite songs from the 1950s and ’60s. Cover charge $5.

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

Performances

TODAY, May 25

ALL THAT IS NOW SHOW

Where: Privateer’s Cove, 75-170 Hualalai Road, Suite E-100, Kailua-Kona

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: A live tribute to the progressive psychedelic sounds of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” album. The love of the album remains to this day, a passion for which inspired the creation of All That is Now, a collaboration of 11 Big Island musicians in an effort to replicate an extraordinary album. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door, and can be purchased at www.ldtband.com. The entirety of the album will be performed.

Contact: Alicia Maher, 217-6524, alicia.maher@yahoo.com

“HIGH LIFE”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Monte (Robert Pattinson) and his baby daughter are the last survivors of a damned and dangerous mission to the outer reaches of the solar system. The crew of death row inmates, led by a doctor (Juliette Binoche) with sinister motives, has vanished. As the mystery of what happened aboard the ship is unraveled, father and daughter must rely on each other to survive as they hurtle toward the oblivion of a black hole.

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

SUNDAY, May 26

“MARY MAGDALENE”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

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

Details: Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Rated R. The story of Mary Magdalene.

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

TUESDAY, May 28

HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE BANDSTAND

Where: Mooheau Bandstand, 329 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Tuesday

Details: Free. This week, Halau Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna returns May 28. All welcome. Christy Lassiter and friends take the stage June 4. On June 11, the music and hula of Na Wahine O Puna. The beautiful Hula Sisters return June 18, and on June 25 Hilo’s own Halau Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna returns.

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

FRIDAY, May 31

ISLAND DANCE ACADEMY PRESENTS “CINDERELLA”

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

When: 7 p.m. Friday and June 1; 2 p.m. June 2

Details: The classic fairy tale. This fast-paced, family entertainment tells the story through dance and dialog, with performances in classical ballet, tap, jazz and modern styles of choreography. Tickets are available at The Most Irresistible Shop in Hilo for $20/$15. Tickets are $5 more at the door.

Contact: Suen Hughes, 756-7889, islanddanceacademy@yahoo.com

SILENT DISCO

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Details: Part of the Made in Hawaii Film Festival. A fully unique experience, the festival’s opening night event is a headphones-only dance party with DJ services from Headphones Only Party Systems Hawai’i and aerial performances from Aerial Arts Hawai’i. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are not included in the main festival access pass. Limited tickets available. Tickets available at the Palace box office or by calling 934-7010. Specialty bluetooth headphones provided at venue.

Contact: Bella Otoole, 938-8002, madeinhawaiiff@gmail.com

COMING

MADE IN HAWAII FILM FESTIVAL

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. June 1-2

Details: Showcasing the best of Hawaii-made independent films. Enjoy 35 films throughout the weekend, as well as industry speakers and panels. Films include narrative and documentary features and shorts, web series and music videos. Tickets are $10 for a single film block, $30 for a full access pass, which includes access to all Palace screenings and speaker events. Tickets available at the Palace box office. For a complete schedule of films and events, visit www.mihff.org.

Contact: Bella Otoole, 938-8002, madeinhawaiiff@gmail.com

ORCHID ISLE ORCHESTRA CONCERT

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

When: 4 p.m. June 2

Details: “Double Rainbow” concert features two rainbow songs, two serenades, two movements from Mozart’s Quartet No. 8, two piano trios and two college-bound graduating seniors as soloists. Guest musicians also will be featured. Free and open to the public. Donations are welcome to benefit Orchid Isle Orchestra, East Hawaii Cultural Center and more string music education.

Contact: Cathy Young, 982-9307, orchidisleorchestra@gmail.com

AUTHORS READING

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

When: 6 p.m. June 5

Details: Hawaii Writers Guild Presents Writers’ Voices, an evening of original readings by guild members. Carol McMillan of Bellingham, Wash., will be in attendance and astronomer and science fiction writer Mark Kelly will be visiting from his home in Colorado. The semi-monthly readings are free and open to the public. Videos and stories of past readings are posted on the guild website at www.hawaiiwritersguild.com/guild-news.html.

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

AN EVENING OF TANGO

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. June 6

Details: Doors open at 6 p.m. Pablo Estigarribia and Adrian Jost present an evening of tango for piano and bandoneon. From classics to original compositions, their collaborations bring new life into the heart of tango. A mini tango lesson is slated for before the show in the lobby. During the show, enjoy Argentine tango performances by local dancers.

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

All Kine Stuffs

TODAY, May 25

SECOND ANNUAL REYNOLD M. CRIVELLO MEMORIAL DAY DRAGS

Where: Hilo Drag Strip

When: 8 a.m. today and Sunday

Details: Hosted by the Hawaii Drag Racing League. Racers from the Big Island, Oahu and Kauai will compete in various racing classes. Two fun-filled days of drag racing. Entry fee is $10; children 10 and younger are free.

Contact: Keith T. Aguiar, 960-1095, hdrl96720@gmail.com

GRAND OPENING

Where: Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union, 111 Aupuni St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Celebrating the credit union’s first East Hawaii branch. Free; open to the public. Event will include keiki activities, entertainment and a live radio remote by KBIG-FM. Guests also can enter to win a range of prizes, including one of two $500 Hawaiian Airlines gift cards. They’ll also enjoy tasty food. The Hilo branch staff will be on hand to welcome and talk story with the community.

Contact: Nellie Medeiros, 930-7650, nelliem@hicommfcu.com

MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE

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

When: 10 a.m. today

Details: Honor fallen veterans from the Puna District. The Hawaii County Band will perform a prelude at 9:45 a.m. The event will take place in the front lawn, where a permanent memorial dedicated to the fallen veterans stands. Guest speaker is Peter Matsuura. The Rev. Satoshi Tomioka is the resident minister.

Contact: Jan Nakamura, 295-7797, ja.nakamura001@gmail.com

MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE

Where: Hakalau Veterans Park, Wailea

When: 10 a.m. today

Details: Dedicated to fallen veterans from the Hakalau community. Guest speaker will be Debra Lewis. Light refreshments will be served at the Hakalau Jodo Mission following the service.

Contact: Jan Nakamura, 295-7797, ja.nakamura001@gmail.com

MONDAY, May 27

KMC MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY

Where: Kilauea Military Camp front lawn, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 3 p.m. Monday

Details: Gather to remember and pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Lt. Col. Loreto Borce Jr., commander of Pohakuloa Training Area, will be the keynote speaker. Open to the public. In case of rain, the ceremony will be moved inside.

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

KMC MEMORIAL DAY BUFFET

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

When: 4 p.m. Monday

Details: A special buffet featuring BBQ pork ribs, local style fried chicken and smoked vegetable kabobs as main entrees. Cost is $20.95 for adults, $11.95 for children ages 6-11. No reservations required. Park entrance fees might apply.

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

TUESDAY, May 28

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

KANIKAPILA

Where: 56 Ponahawai St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Tuesdays

Details: Bring your ukulele and guitar and play along. Everyone welcome. Mostly Hawaiian music, but some oldies and pop also. Free

Contact: Kahealani Curammeng, 430-0510, drkahealani@gmail.com

HAKALAU FARMERS MARKET AND FOODSHARE

Where: Hakalau Veterans Park, Old Mamalahoa Highway, Hakalau

When: 3 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: Friendly, inviting and lively market, with vendors mostly from Hamakua selling home-grown produce and homemade products. Several food options also available, plus live music and comedy.

Contact: Deb Scrivens, 503-622-5178, Hakalaufarmersmarket@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY, May 29

WEDNESDAY POTLUCK

Where: Pele Aina Peaceful Arts Center, Keaau

When: 6 p.m. Wednesdays

Details: This is a potluck, so bring all types of food, and enjoy fellowship, music,

activities and fun. Vegan food also available.

Contact: Ravyn, 796-0558, 23vilrav@kuaokala.org

THURSDAY, May 30

EVOLUTION OF AN ODDITY: AN EXPLORATION OF THE WE¯KIU BUG’S ISOLATION AND ADAPTATIONS ON MAUNAKEA

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

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Details: The genus Nysius contains more than 100 species of seed-eating insects, with nearly a quarter of those species endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. Perhaps none of these insects is as remarkable as the wekiu bug — a flightless predator scavenger that consumes insects that are deposited by wind on the summit of Maunakea. Learn about the wekiu bug and other Hawaiian Nysius, and what current research might teach us about this group of insects in the future. A Maunakea Speaker Series presentation.

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

FRIDAY, May 31

MAYOR’S COMMITTEE ON AGING MEETING

Where: Hawaii County Office of Aging, 1055 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Friday

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

Contact: Luana Ancheta-Kauwe, 961-8005, luana.ancheta-kauwe@hawaiicounty.gov

COMING

COMMUNITY MARKET AND GARAGE SALE

Where: Leilani Community Center, 13-3441 Moku St., Leilani Estates

When: 8 a.m. June 1

Details: Looking for vendors and shoppers. Vendor setup starts at 7 a.m. No charge for Leilani resident vendors; $5 charge for non-Leilani resident vendors. Especially interested in getting some plant and fruit/vegetable vendors. Sale managed by Leilani Estates Neighborhood Watch. First Saturday of each month.

Contact: Greg Armstrong, 371-5488, leilaniwatch@live.com

ORCHIDLAND FIRST SATURDAY

Where: Orchidland Drive and 36th Street, Keaau

When: 8 a.m. June 1

Details: Farmers market and swap meet featuring baked goods, kimchee, farm-fresh eggs, art work and more.

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

OBON IN THE GARDENS

Where: Lili‘uokalani Gardens, Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 10 a.m. June 1

Details: Free and open to the public. Also includes taiko, crafts and lunch wagon. Learn bon dances from different prefectures that contributed toro (stone lanterns) in the garden, matsuri dances and the oldies.

Contact: Jane Heit, 936-6186, bonqueen@gmail.com

ALZHEIMER’S FUNDRAISER RUMMAGE SALE

Where: YMCA Hilo, 300 W Lanikaula St., Hilo

When: 9:30 a.m. June 10

Details: Also includes Zumba Gold/Matua/low impact aerobics from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and there are information booths, lucky drawings and more. Rummage sale features great items all in good condition. Come shop, learn, exercise and donate.

Contact: Harriet Rocha, 640-3876, harrocha47@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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