Calendar for June 8

Arts & Exhibits

TODAY, June 8

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LIFE IS A FORM, THE REST IS JUST A VIEW

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

When: Regular center hours Tuesday through Saturday until July 19

Details: Exhibition of New Works by Andrzej Kramarz.

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 8

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. today and Sunday and June 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 Road, Keaau

When: 10 a.m. today and June 15 and 22

Details: Three-part session includes a general introduction to Buddhism and information about hongwanji traditions and rituals, alter adornments and worship at home. Cost for all three sessions is $10. Open to the public. Register by contacting the person below.

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

THE JAPANESE ART OF ORIGAMI

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

When: 10 a.m. Saturdays through June 29, July 6 and 20-27

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 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

TUESDAY, June 11

IN PLANE SIGHT — CLIMATE ENGINEERING, 5G AND AGROCHEMICAL — IMPACTS ON THE ISLANDS

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday

Details: From large-scale climate engineering to dangerous cellular technologies and poisoning of soils, plants, pollinators and the skies, corporate takeover of nature is leaving Hawaii’s once thriving islands in the dust. Bee Heroic will discuss the scope and depth of these projects as well as provide action steps that can be taken by communities to protect themselves. Free; donations accepted.

Contact: Nikki Florio, 541-660-9124, beeheroic@gmail.com

BON DANCE CLASS

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

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, June 12

IPHONE 2 FOR SENIORS

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

When: 9 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday

Details: Learn how to change your ring tones to identify different callers and use your phone as a camera, flashlight and timer. Bring your iPhone, Apple ID and password. Cost is $50; free parking.

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

WAS EINSTEIN RIGHT? THE FIRST IMAGE OF A BLACK HOLE

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

When: 5 p.m. Wednesday

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

THURSDAY, June 13

KAMANA CENTER SENIOR LECTURES

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

When: 10 a.m. Thursday

Details: The lecture originally scheduled for May 30 by Ausaf Rahman, “Islam — from the perspective of a person born and raised as a Muslim,” was moved to this week. This is the last lecture of the spring session.

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

HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES

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

When: 1 p.m. Thursdays

Details: Adults and seniors are invited to attend free weekly Hawaiian language classes. Instructor Puakea Sun will teach Hawaiian chants/oli, songs and prayers. Beginner and intermediate classes available. Class size is limited; registration is required. Contact the person below for additional information.

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

THE SCIENCE AND ART OF VIDEO GAMES

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

When: 3:30 p.m. Thursday

Details: Join Nicholas Grogg, a fourth-year computer science major and the library’s student helper, and create art for a playable video game and see your creation come to life. Program will cover a basic overview of how a video game is made, a workshop creating art for the game and a demonstration where everyone gets to take turns playing a game featuring their art.

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

COMING

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 St., Hilo

When: 8:30 a.m. June 14

Details: In this workshop sponsored by Kuikahi Mediation Center, 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, 935-7844, majidah@hawaiimediation.org

DRAWING MANDALAS AS MEDITATION

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

When: 11 a.m. June 15

Details: Learn the creative and meditative process of drawing mandalas. “Mandala” is Sanskrit for “circle” and leaves the shape as the only guideline. Volcano artist Lisa Maria will guide and share her personal tips and tricks for drawing these mandalas, making this an easy, relaxing and fun morning. Participants will have the opportunity to create as many mandala drawings as they want. Cost is $35, or $30 VAC members, plus a $10 supply fee. All supplies will be provided. Open to all levels; no art or meditation experience is needed. To register, call VAC at the number below or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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

CREATIVE RETREAT — DOTTED MOON AND SEA PAINTING

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

When: 2 p.m. June 15

Details: Learn dotilism and mandala dotting techniques to create a unique moonlit ocean scene on canvas with acrylic paints. All tools, materials and light refreshments included. Cost is $25. Space is limited. Register online at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.

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

FAIRY HOUSE MAKERY

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

When: 12:30 p.m. June 17

Details: For all ages. Free. Call the library to ask about supplies to bring. Snacks will be provided. Participants ages 7 and younger need an accompanying adult.

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

COSMIC CRAFTS

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

When: 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, June 18-July 9

Details: Space-themed crafts for kids and adults to enjoy during the Summer Reading Program.

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

ADVANCE HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE — DO YOU HAVE ONE?

Where: Office of Aging, ADRC Training Room, 1055 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. June 19

Details: Get help completing a free advance health care directive that documents your end of life wishes. An AHCD is an important gift to your loved ones so they won’t have to guess what you want if you can no longer speak for yourself. Bring the name of two people who will be your “agents,” with addresses, phone numbers and email addresses. Come and bring your family and loved ones to learn about this important topic. To register, call Sally Mermel at 967-7426 (leave a message), Tony Kent at 292-4559 or Amy Hamane at 935-1500. All Big Island residents welcome. This is the only presentation in Volcano this year.

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

MAC BASICS FOR SENIORS

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

When: 9 a.m. June 19-20

Details: Learn the basics such as the dock, menus, icons, the finder and the launcher. Learn how to open and quit applications properly. Bring your own laptop, if you have one, and your Apple ID and password. Cost is $50; parking is free.

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

FREE BROWN BAG TALK

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

When: Noon on June 20

Details: Hosted by Kuikahi Mediation Center. This month’s topic is “The Quandary of Self-Care: Taking Care of Self to Help Others.” In this interactive talk, learn simple self-care ideas and mindfulness techniques such as breathing and setting intentions.

Contact: Majidah Lebarre, 935-7844, majidah@hawaiimediation.org

A-MAZING TRIANGLES BOOKBINDING

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

When: 9 a.m. June 22

Details: Create triangular books and learn different ways to turn a single piece of paper into triangular pages. Students will also get to explore various maze patterns that result in remarkable sculpture books. Bookbinding experience is not necessary. Cost is $35, or $32 for VAC members, plus a $10 supply fee. To register, call VAC at the number below or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org. Tools to bring: X-acto knife with fresh #11 blade, cutting mat, scissors, pencil, metal edge ruler, bone folder or butter knife, glue stick, old magazine or catalog for gluing.

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

ABSTRACT COLLAGING

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

When: 10 a.m. June 22

Details: No experience necessary; all supplies will be provided. Learn to “mix it up” with different types of papers, stencils, spray paint, stamps, inks and paint. Basic acrylic paints, pencils, markers, brushes, stencils, papers, stamps, spray paint, and glue, will be provided, but students can bring their own supplies if they choose. Bringing an apron is suggested. Students also may bring their own canvas, paper or panels to work on if they want, no larger than 9-by-12 inches. Bring a snack. Cost is $90, or $85 for VAC members, plus a $20 supply fee. Advance registration is required; limited to 10 adults. To register, call VAC at the number below or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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

SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION

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

When: Noon on June 23

Details: A community where you can discuss various topics such as dreams, past lives and how to achieve spiritual freedom. Discover ways to unfold into a higher awareness for living. Fourth Sunday of each month.

Contact: Evangeline, 498-4455, 333evangeline@gmail.com

CRAFT NIGHT AT THE LIBRARY

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

When: 6 p.m. June 24

Details: Bring a craft to work on in the company of others. Spacious tables and comfy chairs are provided for you to get creative. A small take-home craft will be provided for those not working on their own project. Coffee/tea provided.

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

LITTLE FIRE ANT MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

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

When: 9 a.m. June 28

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

BUDDHISM CLASS — TANNISHO READING

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

When: 6 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 capture the nuances and profound insights of Master Shinran Shonin, the founder of Pure Land Shin Buddhism. Open to public. Cost is $5. Register by contacting person below.

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

BUDDHISM CLASS — BUDDHISM IN MUSIC

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

When: 10 a.m. June 29

Details: 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. Cost is $5. Register by contacting person below.

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

CREATIVE RETREAT — EASY BEADED FLOWERS

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

When: 2 p.m. June 29

Details: Learn the basics of French wire beading to create unique flowers for accessories and home decor. Cost is $25. Space is limited. Register online at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.

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

GEMINI STARLAB

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

When: 9 a.m. July 3

Details: The Starlab planetarium is a fun, exploratory experience for the whole family. Learn about constellations and tips and tricks to identify objects in the night sky.

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

BASIC COMPUTER CLASSES

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

When: 2 p.m. July 11 and 25

Details: Learn how to use a computer more effectively to improve your life in the digital age. Registration required. Limited to six students per session. Call the library or visit the reference desk to register. Sessions are repeated, so sign up for another session if you need more assistance.

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

Clubs

TODAY, June 8

DAV CHAPTER NO. 6 HILO (DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS)

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

When: 11 a.m. today

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

MONDAY, June 10

KOREA VETS MONTHLY MEETING

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

When: 10 a.m. Monday

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

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

TUESDAY, June 11

BIG ISLAND BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION

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

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday

Details: It is swarm season. Do you know where your bees are? It is a good time to review how to keep a hive from swarming and swarm collection equipment and methods members use. Bring in the collecting device you use for show and tell. All Welcome.

Contact: Jim Klyman, 805-399-2422, bigislandbeekeepers@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY, June 12

HGEA RETIREES HAWAII CHAPTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS QUATERLY MEETING

Where: HGEA Multi-Purpose Room, 495 Manono St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Wednesday

Details: President Thomas Kiyojima will present 2019-21 new board members, elect new secretary and discuss the 2017-19 Biannual Convention slated for June 28 in Honolulu. Also discussion about new committee chairmen, activities calendar of events, schedule for political action, board and general meeting schedules for 2019-21.

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

THURSDAY, June 13

HAWAII PHOTO SHOOTERS

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

When: 6 p.m. Thursday

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

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

COMING

HILO PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB

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

When: 7 p.m. June 19

Details: Club 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 for members and visitors to chat and enjoy refreshments. Meetings open to anyone with an interest in photography; beginners welcome.

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

Health

MONDAY, June 10

ZUMBA GOLD FUNDRAISER FOR THE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION

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

When: 10:30 a.m. Monday

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

FRIDAY, June 14

LOW VISION RESOURCE FAIR

Where: Hale Halawai, 75-5760 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona

When: Noon on Friday

Details: Learn about technology and resources available for those with low vision/blindness. Screenings available. Free.

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

COMING

FAMILY CAREGIVER RESPITE DAY

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

When: 9 a.m. June 15

Details: Gather to support and learn from each other. Healthy snacks, qigong, massage for hands, feet and back and more scheduled. Suggested donation $10. Your loved one can attend Adult Day Care all day for free when you attend.

Contact: Marcie, 961-3747, ext. 107, msaquing@hawaiiislandadultcare.org

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

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP

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

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. Free adult care for your loved one during meeting.

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

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, Hilo

When: 7 p.m. June 28

Details: Monthly support group that helps people gain understanding and empathy for loved ones living with and recovering from mental illness. Learn more, connect with others and feel empowered.

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

Just for Keiki

TODAY, June 8

ROCKET CRAFT

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

When: 1:30 p.m. today

Details: Make a colorful cardboard tube rocket using recycled materials and your imagination. Program recommended for ages 5-11. Free; all supplies provided.

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

MONDAY, June 10

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 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

TUESDAY, June 11

MAGIC CAMP XIII

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Tuesday through Friday

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

COMING

READ TO MOCHI

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

When: 11:30 a.m. June 15

Details: Mochi is a service dog that loves to be read stories. Free; open to children who are at an elementary school reading level. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

MINI TELESCOPE CONSTELLATION CRAFT

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

When: 2:30 p.m. June 15

Details: The night sky is filled with stars that form pictures known as constellations. These pictures can be seen on clear cloudless nights in the night sky. Create your own constellation mini telescope tubes with yellow dots. Once dots are placed, simply connect them using white colored pencils to create mythical pictures in the night sky. Participants complete their telescope with stickers.

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

CAMP MOKULE‘IA SUMMER CAMPS

Where: Makapala Retreat Center, 52-4670 Akoni Pule Highway, Kapaau

When: June 16-20

Details: Spaces available for elementary (finished grades 2-5) and middle school (finished grades 6-8) students. These five-day, four-night camp sessions include activities such as swimming, group games, devotions, special activities and much more. Registration and information at www.campmokuleia.org/summer-camp.

Contact: info@campmokuleia.org, 637-6241, info@campmokuleia.org

SKY TALES WITH NYLA FUJII-BABB AND JEFF BABB

Where: North Kohala Public Library, 54-3645 Akoni Pule Highway, Kapaau

When: 2 p.m. June 18

Details: A series of participatory stories and fun songs from around the world. Suitable for ages 5 and older.

Contact: Francis Hebert, 889-6655, ldssevents@librarieshawaii.org

SKY TALES WITH NYLA FUJII-BABB & JEFF BABB

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

When: 10:30 a.m. June 19

Details: A series of participatory stories and fun songs from around the world. Suitable for ages 5 and older.

Contact: Vicky Perry, 968-2322, ldssevents@librarieshawaii.org

MAKE YOUR OWN MINI LED LIGHTSABER

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

When: 1:30 June 19

Details: All supplies will be provided. Seating is limited to 20 participants. Open to ages 11-18. Participants must be able to use sharp tools and super glue. Sign up in the children’s room.

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

OUTER SPACE WITH MR. KNEEL

Where: Keaau Public and School Library, 16-571 Keaau Pahoa Road, Keaau

When: 10 a.m. June 26

Details: Take a trip to outer space and explore the limits of our collective sci-fi imaginations. This musical space adventure is a part of the 2019 Summer Reading Program, “Universe of Stories.” Mr. Kneel is an award-winning hip hop musician and former inner-city teacher who has traveled the nation using his beatbox and vocal percussion skill to take his uplifting message of character and self respect to children.

Contact: Maxine Aki, 982-4281, ldssevents@librarieshawaii.org

THE SKY IS FULL OF STORIES WITH JAMES MCCARTHY

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

When: 1:30 p.m. June 27

Details: A wide variety of sky stories from myths to science; tales, wonder and songs. Suitable for all ages.

Contact: Susan Collins, 962-2229, ldssevents@librarieshawaii.org

THE SKY IS FULL OF STORIES WITH JAMES MCCARTHY

Where: Naalehu Public Library, 95-5669 Mamalahoa Highway, Naalehu

When: 1:30 p.m. June 28

Details: A wide variety of sky stories from myths to science; tales, wonder and songs. Suitable for all ages.

Contact: Sara Kamibayashi, 939-2442, ldssevents@librarieshawaii.org

CHILDREN’S PLAY-DOH CRAFT: WHAT WOULD YOU EAT IN OUTER SPACE?

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

When: 1:30 p.m. June 30

Details: What would you eat in outer space? If you owned a space restaurant, what would you serve? Using your imagination to create a “space plate.” The primary ingredient we will use is Pay-Doh. Note: Creations will not be edible.

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

STARS AND OUR SUN

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

When: 10:30 a.m. July 10

Details: Retired astronomer Tom Geballe from Gemini Observatory will explain why the sun is a star and much more. He will also show how we use the moon to learn about the sun and whether we know if other stars have planets orbiting them.

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

“SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE”

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

When: 1:30 p.m. July 13

Details: Miles Morales, your friendly neighborhood Spider-man, must join forces with other web-slingers from multiple dimensions as they race against time to stop Kingpin and his super collider invention from destroying the universe. Rated PG. Pizza snacks will be served, while supplies last. No outside food allowed.

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

GLOW IN THE DARK SPACE BOX

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

When: 1:30 p.m. July 13

Details: Summer Reading fun continues with building a space box. Use glow-in-the-dark paints and glues to create a glowing space scene. After the box is completed, view it with a special black light. All materials will be provided. Free. Recommended for ages 5 and older.

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

SPECIAL STORY TIME WITH TUTU & ME TRAVELING PRESCHOOL

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

When: 10:30 a.m. July 18

Details: Following story time there will be a craft. Free; suitable for all ages.

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

Outdoors

TODAY, June 8

PAHOA ROUNDABOUT LANDSCAPING

Where: Highway 130 by Pahoa Marketplace

When: 10 a.m. today

Details: Volunteers wanted. Help continue to beautify the entrance to Pahoa and the gateway to Puna makai. You can weed, plant or both. Wear gardening attire, sturdy shoes, sun hat/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, 965-2000, renesiracusa@hotmail.com

THURSDAY, June 13

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 14

HAWAII COUNTY 4-H LIVESTOCK SHOW AND SALE

Where: Anderson Arena, 47-5124 Hawaii Belt Road, Honokaa

When: 8:30 a.m. Friday and June 15

Details: Buyer’s lunch starts at 12:30 p.m. June 15, and the auction will begin at 2 pm.

Contact: Leslie Carroll, 345-1355, leader@hilorainmakers.org

COMING

STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 8:45 a.m. 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

HILO BAY 5K RUN/WALK

Where: Lili’uokalani Gardens, Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 7 a.m. July 4

Details: Salute veterans — past, present and future — during this event sponsored by VFW Post 3830. Donation of $30 includes registration, T-shirt and activities. Race starts and ends at the gardens. Register online at www.ASaluteToOurVeterans.org.

Contact: Mike Sauer, 965-0565, orcoast2bears4u@aol.com

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

TODAY, June 8

KACHI KACHI DANCE

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

When: 6:30 p.m. today

Details: Music by El Leo and the Jarican Express. Cover charge applies.

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

Performances

TODAY, June 8

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES PERFORM

Where: Hilo Farmers Market

When: 10 a.m. today and June 19

Details: Live acoustic music.

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

SUNDAY, June 9

“RED JOAN”

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. Historical drama. Inspired by an extraordinary true story, “Red Joan” is the taut and emotional discovery of one woman’s sacrifice in the face of incredible circumstances; a woman to whom we perhaps all owe our freedom.

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

TUESDAY, June 11

HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE BANDSTAND

Where: Mooheau Bandstand, 329 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Tuesday

Details: Free. This week, the music and hula of Na Wahine O Puna will be featured. 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

FRIDAY, June 14

MADE IN HAWAII FILM FESTIVAL

Where: Aloha Theatre, 79-7384 Mamalahoa Highway, Kainaliu

When: 6 p.m. Friday

Details: The Made in Hawaii Film Festival showcases the best of Hawaii-made independent films! Enjoy 10 films during the one-night “Best of Fest” event. Films include narrative and documentary features and shorts, web series and music videos. Tickets are $10 for a single film block, $16 for a full access pass. Tickets are available at the theater box office and online at www.apachawaii.org.

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

FRIDAY FRIGHT NIGHTS — “THE BLACK SCORPION”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Details: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Second film in summer monster movie series. Giant scorpions demolish Mexico City. They were released from underground caverns by a series of volcanic eruptions and it’s up to Hank, an American geologist, to stop them. Tickets are $8.50 general, $7.50 seniors and students.

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

COMING

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES PERFOR

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

When: 10 a.m. June 15

Details: Live acoustic music.

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

A NIGHT AT THE OPERA FEATURING D’ANDREA PELLETIER

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

When: 5:30 p.m. June 15

Details: Pelletier will perform a set of works ranging from Puccini and Verdi to Strauss and Queen. Recognized for her diverse vocal talent and universal image, Pelletier is a classically trained soprano. Wine, beer and pupus will be available for purchase before, during and after the concert. Tickets are $20 for VAC members, $25 for non-members, and are available for sale online at www.volcanoartcenter.org or by calling VAC.

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

“WALKING ON WATER”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. June 15-18; 2:30 p.m. June 16

Details: Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing. An uncensored look into the artistic process and personal relationships of Christo, an artist known for his large-scale installations.

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

JAZZ NIGHT

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. June 20

Details: Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Music by Soul on a Roll. Cafe will be open, with special menu items. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Tickets $10.

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

HAWAIIAN MUSIC KANIKAPILA

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

When: 3 p.m. June 22

Details: “He Mele Aloha” will be the “textbook,” so bring yours along (it is available at Amazon for purchase or download, or locally at Basically Books and at HVNP in the gift shops). If you want to lead a song not from “He Mele,” bring lead sheets to share. Musicians and vocalists of all abilities are welcome.

Contact: Chele Hryniuk, 935-5545, CHAukuleles@gmail.com

FREE SUMMER CONCERT

Where: The Oneness Center, 17-7946 N. Kulani Road, Mountain View

When: 3 p.m. June 23

Details: Featuring music by Dennis and Sandi Alstrand and Dennis and Christy Soares as they celebrate 30 years of marriage. Ppotluck follows. Donations will be accepted.

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

THE ART OF TAIKO — ENERGY

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

When: 1 p.m. July 13

Details: In celebration of the 2019 Summer Reading Program, master taiko artist Kenny Endo and his taiko ensemble will perform contemporary pieces. Free. Suitable for all ages. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

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

THE ART OF TAIKO: ENERGY

Where: Pahala Public and School Library, 96-3150 Pikake St., Pahala

When: 1:30 p.m. July 19

Details: In celebration of the 2019 Summer Reading Program, master taiko artist Kenny Endo and his taiko ensemble will perform contemporary pieces. Free. Suitable for all ages. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Contact: Carol Dodd, 928-2015, ldssevents@librarieshawaii.org

All Kine Stuffs

TODAY, June 8

STABLES SWAP MEET

Where: Hawaiian Shores Community Center, 15-859 Kahakai Boulevard, Pahoa

When: 8:30 a.m. today

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

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

RAINBOW FRIENDS ANIMAL SANCTUARY ADOPTION EVENT

Where: Aloha Pawz, 697 Manono St., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. today

Details: Nice dogs up for adoption. Come on out and meet your new best friend.

Contact: Kathy, 260-0317, kathy@rainbowfriends.org

SUNDAY, June 9

“AGING IS NOT A DISEASE” CANINE SEMINAR

Where: Su Lin Kennels, 1342 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 4 p.m. Sunday

Details: Second seminar in a series to help dog owners care for their senior dogs. This seminar will focus on giving subcutaneous fluids and injections, as well as tube and other assisted feeding. Go to https://rainbowfriends.org/events/aging-is-not-a-disease-geriatric-overview-and-what-senior-dogs-need/ to register or email the contact below.

Contact: Kathy, 260-0317, kathy@rainbowfriends.org

MONDAY, June 10

ALZHEIMER’S FUNDRAISER RUMMAGE SALE

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

When: 9:30 a.m. Monday

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

“SHARKWATER EXTINCTION”

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

When: 6 p.m. Monday

Details: this thrilling action adventure journey follows filmmaker Rob Stewart as he exposes the international billion-dollar illegal shark fin industry and the political corruption behind it.

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

TUESDAY, June 11

KAMEHAMEHA FESTIVAL

Where: Moku Ola (Coconut Island), Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Tuesday

Details: Celebrate Kamehameha Day. Festival features Hawaiian music, dance by several halau, art and craft vendors, cultural practitioners and ono food. A day of Aloha for the entire ohana. Free and open to the public. Bring a donation of nonperishable food items for the needy. Donations will be collected at the entrance of the bridge.

Contact: Pua Ishibashi, 989-4844, pualiialoha@gmail.com

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, June 12

HAWAII COUNTY AND POLICE REPORT CARD SURVEYS

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

When: 2 p.m. Wednesday

Details: The public is invited to participate in these two surveys that will act as report cards. There also will be intake forms if people want to detail a concern or issue about the county, a community organization or other agency (including state issues). Someone from Na Leo TV also will be available to take video testimony.

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

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

THIRD ANNUAL HAWAII CANNABIS AWARENESS CONFERENCE

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

When: 9 a.m. June 15; 10 a.m. June 16

Details: Public invited. All-day educational conference and trade show. 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, 896-7656, brentfm@gmail.com

ANNE NAMBA FASHION SHOW AND SALE

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

When: 10 a.m. June 15

Details: Namba will introduce her latest line of washable clothing for women and men, combining the elegance of her designer fashion with the convenience of wash-and-wear. Admission to the fashion show is free; everyone welcome. A portion of each sale will benefit the HJC.

Contact: Eloise Hiura, 934-9611, ehiura@icloud.com

2019 BON DANCE FESTIVAL

Where: Honomu Henjoji Mission, 28-1668 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Honomu

When: 5 p.m. June 15

Details: Public is invited. Services followed by the obon dance at 7 p.m. There will be live music featuring the Hilo Bon Dance Club, lots of delicious food and drinks available at the concession stand and more.

Contact: Bishop Clark Watanabe, 963-6318, chwatanabe@mac.com

DANCEABRATION – PARTY TO BENEFIT ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION

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

When: 7 p.m. June 15

Details: The Hilo Hep Cats, the Hilo Elks Lodge and several East Hawaii dance instructors are joining the Alzheimer’s Association Aloha Chapter to offer a medley of dance opportunities. Participants will not only be donating to support the Alzheimer’s Association’s observance of The Longest Day, but they’ll be able to participate in a variety of different dance styles. Entry is $15-$20 (sliding scale) and additional donations are appreciated. All ages are welcome; children 12 and younger are free. No partner or experience necessary.

Contact: Andie Gill, 959-8216, hoaloha@hawaiiantel.net

FATHER’S DAY BUFFET

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

When: 5 p.m. June 16

Details: Serving prime rib au jus, lemon fish with tropical salsa and vegetable stir fry with tofu as main entrees. Adults $29.95; children 6-11 $14.95. Park fees apply.

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

SAVING THE ENDANGERED MONK SEAL — FIELD WORK IN THE NORTHWESTERN ISLANDS

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

When: 6 p.m. June 17

Details: NOAA’s Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program deploys volunteers to several of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands each year to monitor monk seals and evaluate recovery of this critically endangered species. This year, Andy Collins was able to assist with this endeavor and sailed to the first three islands in Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument aboard the NOAA ship Oscar Elton Sette. His talk will focus on recovery efforts for seals and his experience on this mission. He will also share videos and other images of this special place.

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

THE STORY OF THE HAWAIIAN ‘AMAKIHI.

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium

When: 7 p.m. June 18

Details: The introduction of avian malaria to the Hawaiian Islands in the early 1900s led to devastating declines in many native Hawaiian birds, but not the ‘amakihi. Jon Gabrielle Names, a Ph.D. student from U.C. Davis, who has spent four years studying the mystery of how this endemic little bird appears to be beating this deadly disease on Hawaii Island, will present information. Part of the ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free; park entrance fees apply.

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

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

Where: UH-Hilo, Sciences and Technology Building, Foom 108, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. June 19

Details: Learn how telescopes and other technology-oriented employers are actively involved in training island students for island jobs in science and technology. A Maunakea Speaker Series presentation by Lisa Hunter, Institute for Scientist & Engineer Educators, University of California-Santa Cruz. She also will describe Akamai, an initiative that has worked with Maunakea and Haleakala telescopes for almost 20 years to provide internships for Hawaii college students.

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

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

Where: University Heights Park, 350 Kalili St., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. July 20

Details: The class will provide water, juice, paper goods and a birthday cake. Bring a potluck dish. Liquor is allowed, so BYOB. A head count is needed, so RSVP as soon as possible. Final date to respond is July 15.

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

HILO ORCHID SHOW GALA PREVIEW PARTY

Where: Edith Kanaka‘ole Multi-Purpose Stadium, 350 Kalanikoa St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. June 27

Details: Drink, food, flowers, fun. The Hilo Orchid Show kicks off with a gala party to benefit Kuikahi Mediation Center. The gala features a generous selection of fine wines, beer on tap, delectable catered food, live music, orchid viewing and pre-sales. Tickets are $75 ($30 tax deductible) and include a souvenir glass. Reserved tables for four, six, eight or 10 people are available at bronze, silver, gold, and platinum sponsorship levels.

Contact Name: Erika Ginnis, 935-7844, erika@hawaiimediation.org

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

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

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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