Calendar for June 1

Arts & Exhibits

FRIDAY, June 7

ADVERTISING


LIFE IS A FORM, THE REST IS JUST A VIEW

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

When: 6 p.m. Friday (opening reception)

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

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

COMING

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, June 1

TAI CHI CHIH — JOY THRU MOVEMENT

Where: Liliuokalani Park pavilion next to the teahouse

When: 7:45-9 a.m., today

Details: Joy Thru Movement is an easy-to-learn 8-week tai chi class that starts today. All ages and abilities welcome. Reduce stress, increase energy, build muscle, increase flexibility, improve mental focus, improve immune function.

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

EDIBLE WILD PLANTS WITH ZACH MERMEL

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

When: 9 a.m. today

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 through June 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. today and June 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

MONDAY, June 3

IPHONE 1 FOR SENIORS

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

When: 9 a.m. Monday and Thursday

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. Monday

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

TUESDAY, June 4

FIND YOUR ANCESTORS AND BUILD A FAMILY TREE – FREE TUTORING AND SEARCHES

Where: Family History Center, 1373 Kilauea Ave, Hilo

When: 10 a.m.-8 p.m., June 4

Details: Weekly classes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Learn how to find your ancestors and create a family tree. Free use of computers are available with free training. There are limited computers so please call for a reservation at 935-7664.

Contact: Wayne Sato, wdsato@insuranceinternationalinc.com, 961-301

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. Tuesday

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, June 6

KAMANA CENTER SENIOR LECTURES

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

When: 10 a.m., June 6

Details: Susan Luehrs, the founder and program director of Hawaii Fi-Do Service Dogs will present “Roles and Rights of service dogs in Hawaii.” Hawaii Fi-Do provides trained service dogs to people with disabilities other than blindness in Hawaii. Susan will be accompanied by a client with his dog in training. The lecture originally scheduled for May 30, by Ausaf Rahman, “Islam – from the perspective of a person born and raised as a Muslim,” has been moved to June 13.

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

HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES

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

When: 1 p.m. Thursday

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, June 7

ZERO WASTE BIG ISLAND — VERMICOMPOSTING WORKSHOP

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Friday

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

COMING

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

BUDDHISM 101

Where: Puna Hogwanji Buddhist Temple, 16-492 Old Volcano Rd., Keaau

When: 10-11:30 a.m., June 8, 15, 22

Details: Three-part session includes talks on: General Introduction to Buddhism, Hongwanji Traditions and Rituals, Alter Adornments and Worship at Home. Cost for all three sessions is $10. Sessions will be taught by Rev. Satoshi “Ka‘imipono” Tomioka. Although it is encouraged to attend all sessions, please note even if you can’t make all sessions you are still welcome to attend Buddhism class. Open to the public. Please register by contacting the person below.

Contact: Satoshi Tomioka, mpunahongwanji@twc.com, 966-9981

IPHONE 2 FOR SENIORS

Where: SENIORTECH – UHH – PORTABLE BLDG. 7 (PARKING IS FREE)

When: 9 a.m.-noon, June 12-13

Details: Terri will show you how to change your ring tones to identify the caller, use your phone as a camera, a flashlight and a timer. Bring your iPhone, Apple ID and password to class. Class fee $50. Parking is free.

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

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

KAMANA CENTER SENIOR LECTURES

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

When: 10 a.m., June 13

Details: Ausaf Rahman, who has a Ph.D. in Hydrology, will present Islam — from the perspective of a person born and raised as a Muslim in India and Pakistan in a practicing Muslim family. He shall describe what a Muslim child undergoes throughout life. He will also explain the concept of Islam popularized through the media coverage, especially in the western hemisphere, which is seldom based on reality and is an outcome of exploitation of “Islam.” This is the last lecture of the spring session.

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

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

BOUNDLESS COLLABORATION: CONVERSATION + CONTRIBUTION + TEAMWORK = INNOVATION

Where: Hawaii Innovation Center, 117 Keawe Street, Hilo

When: 8:30 a.m., June 14

Details: In this workshop, practice a high-performance collaboration process that can be used in large, complex projects as well as in small groups. Learn the key principles that lead to successful results while valuing the contributions of each person.

Contact: Majidah Lebarre, Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center, majidah@hawaiimediation.org, 935-7844

BUDDHISM CLASS – TANNISHO READING

Where: Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. 16-492 Old Volcano Rd., Keaau

When: 6-7:30 p.m., June 28

Details: The Tannisho is considered to be one of the most influential books about Pure Land Shin Buddhism. The Tannisho helps us to capture the nuances and profound insights of Master Shinran Shonin, the founder of Pure Land Shin Buddhism. Open to public. $5. Register by contacting person below.

Contact Name: Satoshi Tomioka, mpunahongwanji@twc.com, 966-9981

BUDDHISM CLASS: BUDDHISM IN MUSIC

Where: Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. 16-492 Old Volcano Rd., Keaau

When: 10-11:30 a.m., June 29

Details: Buddhism in Contemporary & Oldies Music. Music is a part of our lives and it brings happy, uplifting, deep, and meaningful feelings to us. An inspiring idea and concept of Buddhism can be found in your favorite song. Open to public. $5. Instructor is Rev. Satoshi “Ka’imipono” Tomioka. Register by contacting person below.

Contact Name: Satoshi Tomioka, mpunahongwanji@twc.com, 966-9981

Clubs

TODAY, June 1

BIG ISLAND ELECTRIC VEHICLE ASSOCIATION MEET-UP

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

When: 10 a.m. today

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

LET’S PLAY SCRABBLE!

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

When: 2 p.m. today

Details: All abiliy levels welcome. No charge.

Contact: Catherine E Solange, celizsolange@gmail.com, 661-858-4318

THURSDAY, June 6

BIG ISLAND COIN CLUB

Where: Kamana Activity Center, 127 Kamana St.

When: 7 p.m., June 6

Details: Join the BICC June bugs for a presentation on “Indigenous Currency” by President Andy Perala at our next meeting. We will also review our highly successful May 5 BICC Collectibles, Antiques & Coin Show. The collecting public is invited to our family friendly event. Mahalo,

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

COMING

DAV CHAPTER NO. 6 HILO (DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS)

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

When: 11 a.m. June 8

Details: We provide free, professional assistance for obtaining 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, DAV.hichapter6@gmail.com, 218-779-5044

KOREA VETS MONTHLY MEETING

Where: Okutsu Veterans Home, 1180 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

When: 10 a.m., June 10

Details: Committee, Disability and Agenda reviews, and KWV Memorial status. See you there.

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

HGEA RETIREES HAWAII CHAPTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS QUATERLY MEETING

Where: HGEA Multi-Purpose Room, 495 Manonon Street, Hilo

When: 9 a.m., June 12

Details: President Thomas Kiyojima will present 2019-21 new board members, hold election of new secretary, and discuss the 2017-19 Biannual Convention for June 28 in Honolulu. Also discussion on new committee chairpersons, activities calendar of events, schedule for political action, board and general meeting schedules for the 2019-21 Bi-Annual years. HGEA retirees are welcome to join for a fee of monthly dues.

Contact: Evelyn Togashi, etogashi@hawaii.rr.com, 959-6727

HAWAII PHOTO SHOOTERS

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

When: 6 p.m., June 13

Details: Ken Jackson will talk about telephoto lenses. He will discuss using effective focal lengths and lenses of 105mm — their advantages and disadvantages. Also, he will share information on tripods, ball heads and gimbals.

Contact: Susan Miyasaka, sc_miyasaka@yahoo.com, 969-8258

HILO PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB

Where: Kamana Senior Center 127 Kamana St, Hilo

When: 7 p.m., June 19

Details: We will have two presentations on the basics of photo editing from two of our talented members. Charles Wood will present an introduction to the basics of Adobe Lightroom and Lee Schechtman will give an introduction to the basics of Photoshop Elements. There will be a short break between presentations, where members and visitors can chat and enjoy some refreshments. Our meetings are open to anyone with an interest in photography and beginners are welcome.

Contact: Chris Butcher, chrisbutcher440@gmail.com, 936-9021

Health

TODAY, June 1

EIGHTH ANNUAL HAWAII ISLAND AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY BARK FOR LIFE

Where: Lili‘uokalani Gardens, Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 8 a.m. today

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

SUNDAY, June 2

FUNDRAISER DANCE PARTY FOR THE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION

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

When: 4 p.m. Sunday

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

COMING

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

LOW VISION RESOURCE FAIR

Where: Hale Halawai, 75-5760 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona

When: Noon – 4 p.m., June 14

Details: Learn about technology and resources available for those with low vision/blindness. Screenings available. Free. Sponsored by W HI Chapter of the Nattional Federation of the Blind.

Contact: Dianna Jones, nfbwesthi808@gmail.com, 238-1426

FAMILY CAREGIVER RESPITE DAY

Where: Hilo Adult Day Center 561 Kupuna Place

When: 9 a.m.-noon, June 15

Details: Join us as we gather to support and learn from each other in our caregiving roles. Healthy snacks, Qigong with Faith, Massage for hands, feet and back, and more scheduled. $10 suggested donation. Your loved one may attend Day Care all day for free when you attend Caregiver Respite. Call 961-3747 ext. 107 for more information.

Contact: Marcie, msaquing@hawaiiislandadultcare.org, 961-3747

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

HILO PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP

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

When: 2 p.m. June 28

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 115A, (Conference room is

located along driveway), Hilo

When: 7 p.m., June 28

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

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

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

ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY CLEAN UP WITH UNCLE TILO

Where: Mile marker 20, Highway 130

When: 9 a.m. today

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

THURSDAY, June 6

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

FRIDAY, June 7

STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 8:45 a.m. Friday and June 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

COMING

PAHOA ROUNDABOUT LANDSCAPING

Where: Highway 130, by Pahoa Marketplace

When: 10 a.m., June 8

Details: Volunteers wanted. Help continue to beautify the entrance to Pahoa and the gateway to Puna makai. You can weed, plant or both. Wear your gardening attire, sturdy shoes, sunhat/visor and sunscreen. Malama O Puna will provide tools, safety vests, gloves, plants, cold drinks and fellowship. Tax-deductible donations of cash or plants gratefully accepted.

Contact: Rene Siracusa, renesiracusa@hotmail.com, 965-2000

4TH OF JULY HILO BAY BLAST CLASSIC CAR SHOW

Where: Downtown Hilo Soccer Field

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., July 4

Details: Classic Car Show at the Hilo Bay Blast. Vehicles on display can arrive 7:30-9:30 a.m. Show is from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free live entertainment, food trucks. Drug-free, alcohol-free family fun event. Bring your hotrod, your famiy and your camera.

Contact: Francis Rodillas, 808classiccruisers@gmail.comm, 896-3467

Pau Hana

LIVE DANCE MUSIC BY JAZZ MELE

Where: Hilo Elks Lodge, 150 Kinoole Street

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: Swing to live music by the popular Hilo band Jazz Mele at Swinging Saturday at the Elks. The Hilo Hep Cats will teach an introductory lesson to a classic jazz routine, The Shim Sham, starting at 7 p.m. Danceable jazzy music continues from 7:30-10 p.m. Entry is sliding scale, $10-$20 (pay what’s right for you.) Sorry, no free passes. Jazz Mele consists of Lou Ann Gurney (vocals), Roy Kimura (sax), Diana Webb (bass), Alex Czerny (piano) and John Robinson (drums.) No partner needed; toe-tappers welcome!

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

FRIDAY, June 7

STEAK/FISH DINNERS

Where: Fraternal Order of Eagles in Keaau

When: 6 p.m., June 7

Details: A delicious dinner prepared to your taste. Includes choice of entrée, baked potato, salad, rice, desserts and coffee. Other beverages available to purchase. Steak cooked on the outdoor grill. Fish is breaded in Panko.

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

Performances

TODAY, June 1

MADE IN HAWAII FILM FESTIVAL

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. today and Sunday

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

THE JEFF GAETH QUARTET

Where: Lava Shack, Pahoa

When: 6-9 p.m., today

Details: Every first Saturday of the month, live jazz in Pahoa featuring The Jeff Gaeth Quartet. No Cover Charge. Visit www.jeffgaeth.com.

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

ROCK N ROLL NIGHT AT THE EAGLES

Where: Fraternal Order of Eagles in Keaau

When: 6:30 p.m. today

Until: June 2

Details: Three Bands will perform non-stop for your dancing pleasure. The Average Joe Band will headline the night. Food and beverages will be available to purchase. Cover charge is $5.

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

ISLAND DANCE ACADEMY PRESENTS “CINDERELLA”

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

When: 7 p.m. today; 2 p.m. Sunday

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

SUNDAY, June 2

ORCHID ISLE ORCHESTRA CONCERT

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

When: 4 p.m. Sunday

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

TUESDAY, June 4

HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE BANDSTAND

Where: Mooheau Bandstand, 329 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Tuesday

Details: Free. This week, Christy Lassiter and friends take the stage. 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. All welcome.

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

WEDNESDAY, June 5

AUTHORS READING

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

When: 6 p.m. Wednesday

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

THURSDAY, June 6

AN EVENING OF TANGO

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

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, June 1

COMMUNITY MARKET AND GARAGE SALE

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

When: 8 a.m. today

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. today

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

FRIENDS OF HILO LIBRARY SATURDAY SALE

Where: 300 Waianuenue Ave Hilo

When: 9 a.m., today

Details: Fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, audio books, and LPs available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Hilo Public Library and librarian scholarships.

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

OBON IN THE GARDENS

Where: Lili‘uokalani Gardens, Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 10 a.m. today

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

TUESDAY, June 4

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

HAMAKUA SWCD MONTHLY MEETING

Where: Teleconference between USDA-NRCS Hilo and Waimea Field Offices

When: 4 p.m., June 4

Details: The public is invited to attend.

Contact Name: Kanoe Malani, kanoe.malani@hi.nacdnet.net, 933-8363

WEDNESDAY, June 5

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

COMING

STABLES SWAP MEET

Where: 15-859 Kahakai Blvd., Hawaiian Shores Community Center

When: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., June 8

Details: All are welcome to attend or vend. New vendors each time. Featuring garage sale, produce, plants, arts and crafts, food, and all kine stuffs. Featuring a huge Asian vintage and antiques booth. Plenty of parking. Held the second Saturday of each month.

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

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

HAWAII COUNTY AND POLICE REPORT CARD SURVEYS

Where: Mountain View Elementary School cafeteria, 18-1235 Volcano Road

When: 2 p.m., June 12

Details: The public is invited to come and participate in two surveys that will act as report cards. One is for the Hawaii County Police, and the other is for a general Hawaii County survey. We will also have intake forms if people want to detail a concern or issue about the County of Hawaii, a community organization, or other agency (including state issues). Plus, we have planned for someone from Na Leo TV to be there to take video testimony. Your voice matters. More dates and venues are being planned. Stay up-to-date by at www.thejusticecouncilhawaii.webs.com or www.facebook.com/thejusticecouncilhawaii.

Contact Name: Grace Miles, thejusticecouncil@gmail.com, 345-3075

3RD ANNUAL HAWAII CANNABIS AWARENESS CONFERENCE

Where: Afook Chinen Auditorium

When: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. June 15; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, June 16

Details: Public invited. All day educational conference and trade show June 15-16. Celebrate cannabis and hemp with local, state and national experts and celebrities. Listen and ask questions in professional discussion forums. See the latest products and services, relax in the Healthy Hemp Emporium, network with industry pros in the Networking Booch Bar and more. Tickets available at CannMix.com.

Contact: Brent Norris, brentfm@gmail.com, 896-7656

TAPPING INTO LOCAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY TALENT – THE AKAMAI INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Where: UH-Hilo, Sciences and Technology Building (STB), room 108

When: 7 p.m., June 19

Details: Building a local workforce in Hawaii’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields is essential. Join us to learn how telescopes and other technology-oriented employers are actively involved in training local students for local jobs in science and technology. A Maunakea Speaker Series presentation by Lisa Hunter, Institute for Scientist & Engineer Educators, University of California-Santa Cruz. Hunter will describe Akamai, an initiative that has worked with Maunakea and Haleakala telescopes for almost 20 years to provide internships for Hawaii college students.

Online: http://omkm.org/about-us/speaker-series

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

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP

Where: Hilo Adult Day Center, 561 Kupuna Place

When: 9 a.m., June 20

Details: Caregivers of adult loved ones, come and share with other family caregivers your strategies for caring and coping, and your struggles and successes in a safe and private space. Co-sponsored by HIAC and the Alzheimer’s Association. Free adult care for your loved one during meeting.

Contact: Marcie, msaquing@hawaiiislandadultcare.org, 961-3747

HILO HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1967 – 70TH BIRTHDAY BASH POT LUCK LUNCHEON

Where: University Heights Park

When: 11 a.m., July 20

Details: Hilo High School’s Class of 1967 is planning to celebrate classmates turning 70 at an informal birthday bash pot luck luncheon. The class will provide water, juice, paper goods and a birthday cake. Please bring a pot luck dish. Liquor is allowed so BYOB. A headcount is needed so R.S.V.P. as soon as possible. Final date to respond is July 15.

Contact: Lon Taniguchi, lon_taniguchi@ktasuperstores.com, 959-1111

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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