Calendar for July 13

Arts & Exhibits

TODAY, July 6

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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 through Friday

Details: Exhibition of New Works by Andrzej Kramarz.

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

MONDAY, July 8

STAINED GLASS ART SHOW AND SALE

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

When: During regular library hours through July 31

Details: Admire and/or purchase work by local artist Rickey Krause.

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

TUESDAY, July 16

TEXAS RANCHER AND PAINTER ALICE LEESE – JULY’S ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Come see how the park will inspire Leese, who is renowned for her evocative and vibrant oil paintings of Western landscapes (including wildfire), nature and ranch life. While in the park, Leese will feel the volcanic panoramas, plants and animals, then share her artistic interpretations with the public. Part of Hawaii Volcanoes’ ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free (park entrance fees apply).

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

Classes

TODAY, July 13

ADVANCE HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE – DO YOU HAVE ONE?

Where: Aging and Disability Resource Center, Training Room, 1055 Kinoole St., No. 101, Hilo

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Get help completing a free AHCD that documents your end-of-life wishes. Does not require an attorney. Bring the names of two people who will be your “agents,” with addresses, phone numbers and emails. Come and bring your family and loved ones to learn about this important topic. To register, call Tony Kent at 292-4559 or Amy Hamane at 935-1500. Note: This is the only Saturday presentation of the year.

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

WRITING FROM THE HEART WITH FRANCES KAI-HWA WANG

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

When: 9:30 a.m. today

Details: This course explores the kind of writing that changes people, oneself included. And it begins honestly, one word, one day at a time. Cost is $75, or $65 for VAC members. Bring a notebook, pen and lunch.

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

PAINTING CLASS — MODERNISM

Where: Kipaipai School of Art, 15-1963 4th Ave., Hawaiian Paradise Park

When: Noon today

Details: Create a painting on canvas of a special place from memory. Learn to think out of the box; experiment and paint what’s in your mind’s eye; develop and enhance your vision with bold color, expressive brushwork and exaggerated perspectives; and discover what has special meaning to you right now in the midst of massive change to our island and community.

Contact: Rose Adare, 443-8552, kipaipaiart@gmail.com

INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING COURSE WITH RICHARD SPIEGEL

Where: Ahualoa

When: 1 p.m. Saturdays through 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

WEDNESDAY, July 17

RUMBA AND EAST COST SWING

Where: Waiakea High School, Portable Classroom 22, 155 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 2

Details: Sponsored and hosted by the Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association East Hawaii Chapter. Couples, singles, beginners and experienced dancers welcome to enroll. Registration for the classes begins at 6:30 p.m. July 3, 10, and 17. Registration fee for both dance classes is $35 per student. Chapter annual membership is $20 per student. First-year membership fee is waived for students who are cardholding members of the Hawaii Medical Service Association.

Contact: Andrea Kunimura, 443-3489, kuni397@yahoo.com

DANCE FUNDAMENTALS

Where: Paradise Performing Arts Center, 29 Shipman St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 21

Details: Bring the fun of partner dancing to your summer. Explore concepts such as musicality, counterbalance, energy level and continuity of motion through exercises and games, and then (as appropriate) apply them to specific moves that might already be in your repertoire. These concepts will enhance any partner dance, though they are particularly pertinent for swing, fusion and blues dancing. Open to all levels; no experience or partner necessary. Taught by the Hilo Hep Cats, Class followed by a 30-minute guided practice. Cost is $45 for all six weeks, $30 if you bring a new student; $10 drop-in.

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

THURSDAY, July 18

GET PRODUCTIVE WITH GOOGLE’S DIGITAL TOOLS

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

When: 8 a.m. Thursday

Details: Learn how to use Google to promote your business. Network with fellow entrepreneurs and learn from each other. Free, but registration is required at www.hisbdc.org by Wednesday, July 17.

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

HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN

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

When: 9 a.m. Thursday

Details: Learn how to write a better business plan for HIPlan Competition or just yourself. Develop an understanding of why it’s important to have a business plan and how it’s used in managing a business. Cost is $20; registration required at www.hisbdc.org by Wednesday, July 17.

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

FREE BROWN TALK

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

When: Noon on Thursday

Details: This month’s speaker is Netisha De Lima on the topic “Working Better Together: Creating Partnerships that Thrive.” Learn the fundamentals of creating successful business partnerships, applicable to all types and stages of co-ownership. Hosted by Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center.

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

COMING

MIXED MEDIA ENCAUSTIC

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

When: 10 a.m. July 20

Details: Hands-on workshop, where students learn safe studio practices, all the encaustic painting basics and how to make their own medium. Encaustic techniques along with wet and dry shellac burns will be demonstrated. After instruction and experimenting, students have the opportunity to create two encaustic paintings to take home. Panels and handmade paper will be provided to use as substrates and an assortment marking tools and brushes, and interesting papers, photographs, minerals, fibers and other natural and found materials for students to incorporate into their paintings. Students are encouraged to bring other items they’d like to use. Advanced students can consult with the instructor in advance regarding specific projects. Cost is $60, or $55 for VAC members, plus a $25 supply fee.

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. July 20 and 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

SCREENPRINTING WORKSHOP

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

When: 1:30 p.m. July 23

Details: A simple introduction to the process of printing using silkscreens; geared for ages 8-15. Bring something to print on such as an old blank T-shirt or canvas bag. Screen materials, inks and recycled paper for printing will be provided. This is a messy-fun kinda thing, so wear comfortable old clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, or an old shirt or apron

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

CREATIVE RETREAT — TROPICAL DECOUPAGE PLATES

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

When: 2 p.m. July 23

Details: Learn decoupage techniques as you create two washer-safe plates. All materials and light refreshments included. Space is limited to six participants. Cost is $15; register at https://www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.

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

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY WORKSHOP

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

When: 9 a.m. July 25

Details: Will a patent or trademark give your business more value? How do you get a patent or trademark? Get your questions answered from a leading global attorney in the patent and trademark field. Cost is $30; registration required by July 24.

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

BASIC COMPUTER CLASSES

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

When: 2 p.m. July 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

THE SCIENCE AND ART OF VIDEO GAMES — THE SEQUEL

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

When: 3:3 p.m. July 25

Details: Back by popular demand, student helper Nicholas Grogg will lead a revamped program for creating another video game. This program is in four parts, with a basic overview of creating a video game, a workshop creating art for an all new video game, getting to play this new game featuring your art and seeing the previous game with new features if you were here before.

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

LA HO‘IHO‘I EA, SOVEREIGNTY RESTORATION DAY, EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE

Where: Kamehameha Schools Hawaii, Lunalilo Hale, 16-716 Volcano Road, Keaau

When: 8 a.m. July 27

Details: Free. For early registration, visit ahakanaka.eventbrite.com or register at the door. Lunch, reference books and T-shirts will be available for sale to help defer conference costs. Featured speakers are Keanu Sai, Lorenz Gonschor, professor Kaleikoa Kaeo and Maui County Councilwoman Tamara Paltin.

Contact: Robert Yamada, 960-8128, ryamada001@twc.com

LA HO‘IHO‘I EA, SOVEREIGNTY RESTORATION DAY, EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE

Where: Rodney Yano Memorial Hall, Multipurpose Room, 82-6145 Mamalahoa Highway, Captain Cook

When: 8 a.m. July 28

Details: Free. For early registration, visit ahakanaka.eventbrite.com or register at the door. Lunch, reference books and T-shirts will be available for sale to help defer conference costs. Featured speakers are Keanu Sai, Lorenz Gonschor, professor Kaleikoa Kaeo and Maui County Councilwoman Tamara Paltin.

Contact: Robert Yamada, 960-8128, ryamada001@twc.com

THE SOUND OF SOUL

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

When: Noon on July 28

Details: Have you ever reached out to the universe for love and answers? Need help dealing with stress or fear? This nondenominational group welcomes all faiths, ages and levels of experiences. Gain a higher spiritual awareness and inner attunement that can lead you to spiritual freedom. Sponsored by Eckankar.com. Meets the fourth Sunday of each month.

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

CREATIVE RETREAT — ACRYLIC PAINT POURING

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

When: 2 p.m. July 28 and 30

Details: Learn popular techniques to create three abstract paintings and get hooked on this art form. All materials and light refreshments included. Limited space. Cost is $40; register at https://www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.

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

THE SOUND OF SOUL

Where: Kealakehe High School, Building E, Room 102, 74-5000 Puohulihuli St., Kailua-Kona

When: Noon on Aug. 4

Details: Looking for ways to make your life smoother? Experience chanting hu, contemplative time and spiritual conversation with others of like heart. This is a free, community event sponsored by Eckankar. All ages and faiths welcome to join. Refreshments and snacks provided after the venue. Meets the first Sunday of each month.

Contact: Carole Hasan, 502-533-1393, carolehasan9@gmail.com

Clubs

TODAY, July 13

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

HILO SPARTANS FOOTBALL AND CHEERLEADING REGISTRATION

Where: Mooheau Park, 329 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. today, Sunday and July 20-21

Details: Open for players ages 7-14 years old, with no weight limits or restrictions. Fee includes equipment and uniforms. Practices start Aug. 1. For more information, including price, or to register now, contact Haunani Francisco at 387-4745.

Contact: Kapua Francisco, 387-0458, hilospartans808@gmail.com

HILO ORCHID SOCIETY

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

When: 1:30 p.m. today

Details: Rafael Romero from Plantio La Orquidea in Sarasota, Fla., will speak about Schomburgkia species and hybrids. Free; public welcome.

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

MONDAY, July 15

CITIZENS’ CLIMATE LOBBY HAWAII ISLAND GROUP

Where: UH-Hilo, UCB Room 331, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Monday

Details: Monthly meeting. Open to all.

Contact: Emily Garland, 765-9289, emilygarland@gmail.com

FRIDAY, July 19

UPW RETIREES MEETING

Where: UPW Hall, 362 E. Lanikaula St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Friday

Details: Quarterly meeting, nominations and election of officers and delegates to the convention.

Contact: Shirley Ito, 935-7396, georgeitouh56@outlook.com

COMING

HAWAII LOA CHAPTER, NATIONAL SOCIETY DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

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

When: 9:30 a.m. July 20

Details: Monthly meeting. Reception in honor of Santiago B. Gose, winner of the DAR Americanism. Gose will be presented with this award in the first part of the meeting, which will begin at 10 a.m. and feature congratulation letters from Hawaii County Council and Mayor Harry Kim and a program on the Centennial of the American’s Creed by Julie Ignacio. After a short intermission, the meeting will resume with regular chapter business, including installation of new members, committee “minutes” and announcements.

Contact: Mary Ellen Smith, 322-6870, mellencs@aol.com

SIERRA CLUB HAWAII GROUP (FORMERLY MOKU LOA GROUP

Where: UH-Hilo, Wentworth Hall Room 331, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 6:30 p.m. July 25

Details: Monthly meeting. Executive committee meets at 5 p.m. Open to Sierra Club members. Conservation meeting and potluck at 6:30 p.m. Open to all. Please support zero waste by bringing your own plate and utensils.

Contact: Emily Garland, 765-9289, emilygarland@gmail.com

SOLO AUTOCROSS — SPORTS CAR CLUB OF AMERICA

Where: Hilo Drag Strip Kart track

When: 7 a.m. July 28

Details: The Big Island of Hawaii Region SCCA hosts the 2019 RTP Championship Event No. 6. The all-day event is open to spectators and competitors. Come out and watch, ride along with competitors or compete with your own car. Classifications exist for most street vehicles. For more information, see the Big Island of Hawaii Region SCCA Facebook page or visit http://bigislandscca.org.

Contact: Tim Minick, 896-1333, scca@minicknet.com

Health

FRIDAY, July 19

BLOOD DRIVE AND OPEN HOUSE

Where: Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 563 Kaumana Drive, Hilo

When: 8:15 a.m. Friday

Details: Donate blood to the Blood Bank of Hawaii. Also will feature other agencies from the community. Take a tour of the facility and meet the staff.

Contact: Celene Kalima, 498-0100, ckalima@hilolegacy.com

COMING

OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP

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

When: 11:30 a.m. July 20

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

NAMI SUPPORT GROUP

Where: Oki Conference Roo, 688 Kinoole St., Suite 115A, Hilo

When: 7 p.m. July 26

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

Just for Keiki

TODAY, July 13

SCHOOL SUPPLY ASSISTANCE FOR KEIKI IN GRADES K-6

Where: Salvation Army Hilo Temple Corps, 219 Ponahawai St., Hilo

When: 8 a.m. today

Details: Assistance is for low-income families struggling to make ends meet. Required documentation for consideration are proof of income, proof of address and children’s birth certificates, Social Security cards or Medical cards. First come, first serve; all documentation must be provided upon registration. Donation of school supplies and backpacks also being accepted at the Salvation Army Hilo Temple Corps.

Contact: Daynette Horiuchi, 935-1277, Daynette.Horiuchi@usw.salvationarmy.org

MARTIAN GEOLOGY — CORE SAMPLING CUPCAKES

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

When: Noon today

Details: Special presentation by Kyla Edison, the geology and material science technician for the Pacific Information Space Center for Exploration Services. Learn how geologists study what’s beneath our feet and how it could one day apply to Mars exploration, all while eating cupcakes. Free. Suitable for all ages. Registering is recommended because of a limited supply of cupcakes. Register at the children’s reference desk.

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

“SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE”

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

When: 1:30 p.m. today

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. today

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

TUESDAY, July 16

TUESDAYS WITH HOPIE

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

When: 11 a.m. Tuesday and July 23 and Oct. 31

Details: Hopie is a rescue dog at Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary that visits schools where kids read and share stories with me. This summer, Hopie is visiting the library and hopes to see you here.

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

THURSDAY, July 18

SPECIAL STORY TIME WITH TUTU & ME TRAVELING PRESCHOOL

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

When: 10:30 a.m. Thursday

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

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

COMING

READ TO MOCHI

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

When: 11:30 a.m. July 20 and Aug. 24

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

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Where: Haili Congregational Church, 211 Haili St., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. July 22-27

Details: Keiki age 3 through ninth grade are invited. The theme is “Roar: Life is Wild; God is Good.” Bible study, music, crafts, recreation, snacks, skits and lots of other fun. Free. Call the church office at the number below for registration information.

Contact: Lorna Bufil, 935-4847, Office@hailichurch.org

COMMUNITY STORYTIME WITH RECYCLE HAWAII

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

When: 10:30 a.m. July 25 and Aug. 15

Details: Let’s empower our kids to make the green choice – to reduce, reuse and recycle. Spend the morning reading books about “Nothing.”

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

JAPANESE SCHOOL ORIENTATION FOR NEW STUDENTS

Where: Hilo Hongwanji Gakuen, 398 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 3 p.m. Aug. 2

Details: Japanese Language school for children ages 6-18 is accepting new students;2019-20 school year starts Aug 5. Class size is limited. For more information and registration, call the temple or visit www.hilobetsuin.org.

Contact: Teruyo Masuda, 961-6677, hilohongwanjigakuen@gmail.com

Outdoors

TODAY, July 13

LALAKEA BEACH CLEAN UP

Where: Parking lot at Lokoaka and Kalanianaole streets, Hilo

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Help cean up three jungle trails that lead to pristine lagoons. All abilities welcome. Wear covered-toe shoes and gardening clothes. Mosquito repellant, tools, gloves and water will be provided. Bring your swimsuit for a cool swim after.

Contact: Sarah Moon, 935-3475, rainloversarah@gmail.com

PAHOA ROUNDABOUT LANDSCAPING

Where: Highway 130 near Pahoa Marketplace

When: 10 a.m. today

Details: Group workday. Wear gardening attire. Gloves, tools, etc. will be provided. Weed, mulch, water (if needed) and plant agapanthus, spathoglottis ground orchids, ti, various sizes and varieties of bromeliads and plumbago – choose what you want to do.

Contact: Rene Siracusa, 965-2000, malamaopuna@yahoo.com

COMING

STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 8:45 a.m. July 20 and 26

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

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

KEIKI FOR KEIKI: FAMILY OUTPLANTING DAY AT HAKALAU FOREST NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Where: Meet at the Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry in Hilo

When: 7 a.m. Aug. 3

Details: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service invites Hawaii Island families to join it in visiting the refuge on Maunake for a day filled with native tree planting and bird watching. This event is free, but spaces are limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Keiki as young as 8 are welcome. Participants should be able to do light hiking and be willing to hike and plant trees in the rain if the weather does not cooperate. Participants will need to come prepared with water and lunches for their families.

Contact: Aspen Billiet, 854-2666, aspen_billiet@fws.gov

Pau Hana

TODAY, July 13

CHILI DINNER AND BINGO

Where: VFW Post 3830, 15-775 Maluhia Road, Nanawale Estates

When: 6 p.m. today

Details: Meat and vegetarian chili available with rice, cornbread, fresh garden salad and desserts for a donation of $10. Two bingo cards and included with dinner and additional cards are available for $1 each. We play for prizes; bingo follows dinner. All welcome.

Contact: Freda Hart, 315-7823, fredahart85@gmail.com

FRIDAY, July 19

SPAGHETTI DINNER AND BINGO

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

When: 6 p.m. Friday

Details: All-you-can-eat spaghetti with choice of veggie or meat sauce. Includes salad, garlic bread, desserts and coffee. Other drinks available for purchase. Bingo for groceries is included. Cost is $9.

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

COMING

JAZZTONES PLAY LIVE DANCE MUSIC

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

When: 7 p.m. July 20

Details: It’s Swinging Saturday! Enjoy a beginner-friendly dance lesson to begin the evening and then dance the night away. There is ample parking in the back of the lodge, off Ululani Street. Entry is sliding scale, $10-$20 (pay what’s right for you). Bring a pupu and get in for $5; no free passes on nights with live music.

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

Performances

TODAY, July 13

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES PERFORM

Where: Hilo Farmers Market

When: 10 a.m. today and Wednesday

Details: Live acoustic music at the market.

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. today

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 BRIDGE BAND

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

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: Country, rock, R&B and soul tunes for your dancing fun. Cover is just $5.

Contact: Dexter Veriato, 938-2362, dveriato@yahoo.com

“THE SOUVENIR”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

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

Details: Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Rated R. A shy film student begins finding her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but untrustworthy man.

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

“FLOWER DRUM SONG”

Where: Kilauea Theater, Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7:30 p.m. today, Friday and July 20 and 26-27; 2:30 p.m. Sunday and July 21 and 28

Details: Kilauea Drama & Entertainment Network presents its 18th summer musical. Set in San Francisco’s Chinatown in 1958, the plot revolves around contract marriages, immigration, unrequited love, a night club and the changing times. Tickets available at Kilauea General Store, Keaau Natural Foods, Basically Books, The Most Irresistible Shop and at the door. Prices are $20 general, $15 for seniors 60 plus and students and $12 Children 12 and younger.

Contact: Suzi Bond, 982-7344, kden73@aol.com

TUESDAY, July 16

HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE BANDSTAND

Where: Mooheau Bandstand, 329 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Tuesday

Details: Free. This week, Bert Naihe and hula maiden Noe Noe Kekaualua perform. Our beloved Halau Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna returns July 23, and the Hula Sisters return July 30. All welcome.

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

DINNER AND A SHOW — “FIRST MAN”

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

When: 5 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Watch the riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. Movie is free. Dinner is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children.

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

THURSDAY, July 18

KENNY ENDO AND TAIKO CENTER OF THE PACIFIC IN CONCERT

Where: Honokaa People’s Theatre, 45-3574 Mamane St., Honokaa

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Details: Endo also will host a lecture/demonstration at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at the Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., and 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Pahala Public and School Library, 96-3150 Pikake St.

Contact: Chizuko Endo, 271-7705, taikoarts@gmail.com

FRIDAY, July 19

THE ART OF TAIKO — ENERGY

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

When: 1:30 p.m. Friday

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

“COMPANY”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Details: Hawaii Performing Arts Festival presents a production of this Stephen Sondheim show, a Tony Award-winning 1970s musical comedy. Doors open at 6 p.m.

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

COMING

SEVENTH ANNUAL BIG ISLAND BUG-IN

Where: Hilo Dragstrip

When: 8 a.m. July 20-21

Details: Big Island Volks Club presents VW drag races, car show and swap meet. This event is a fundraiser for the East Hawaii food bank. Included is all kinds of import drag racing and VW vs. Japan team races. Saturday is the VW car show with trophies and prizes. Swap meet area is open Saturday and Sunday for all kinds of car parts and accessories.

Contact: Kenny Chang, 896-3694, gbw1313@yahoo.com

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES PERFORM

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

When: 10 a.m. July 20

Details: Live acoustic music at the market.

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

“THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. July 20-23; 2:30 p.m. July 21

Details: Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joined on his quest by his best friend Mont, Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind. As he struggles to reconnect with his family and reconstruct the community he longs for, his hopes blind him to the reality of his situation.

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

A ROCK IN THE PARK — TALE OF THE WANDERER

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. July 23

Details: A rediscovered rock near an overgrown hiking trail within the park reveals mysterious letters and words carved into it: Wanderer. What unfolds next are the amazing voyages of Benjamin Boyd and his yacht, Wanderer. Join historian Hugh Montgomery and actor Dick Hershberger in a two-man play that brings this epic tale to life. Part of the ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free (park entrance fees apply).

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

All Kine Stuffs

TODAY, July 13

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

PLANTS FOR PRINT SALE

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

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Rain or shine. Browse through a large assortment of ornamentals, vegetables, fruit plants and trees. The sale will benefit the Mountain View library. A few vendor spaces are still available; for more information, contact the person below via email.

Contact: Claudia Ziroli, 938-2144, cziroli@yahoo.com

38TH ANNUAL CULTURAL FESTIVAL

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10 a.m. today

Details: Learn about and celebrate the Hawaiian culture and enjoy the music of the islands. Experience traditional ‘oli and hula while learning a traditional craft. It will be a fun-filled, family-friendly day that shares the connection of Hawaiian people to this storied place on Mauna Loa. Kahuku is on the mauka side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5, a 50-minute drive south of the park’s main entrance. Water, rain gear and sun protection are recommended. Free.

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

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, 982-5110, kathy@rainbowfriends.org

MONDAY, July 15

DAYTIME SUN VIEWING

Where: Honokaa Public Library, 45-3380 Mamane St., No. 3, Honokaa

When: 3 p.m. Monday

Details: Learn a little about how the sun works and then view the sun through specially filtered binoculars and telescopes. See sunspots, filaments and flares (if there any during the viewing time). Free interactive and educational program. Viewing equipment will be provided. Suitable for all ages.

Contact: Erika Castro, 775-8881, ldssevents@librarieshawaii.org

GAME NIGHT

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

When: 6 p.m. Monday

Details: Come and enjoy games and puzzles for all ages. Challenge your friends and neighbors. Feel free to bring your favorite game to teach and share. Light snacks provided.

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

TUESDAY, July 16

DONATE BLOOD

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

When: 8 a.m. Tuesday

Details: Donating blood is crucial during the summer when students are out of school, families are on vacation and hurricane season is beginning. Schedule a time to donate at bloodbanktough.org. Walk-ins are welcome, but booking an appointment will save you time.

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

WEDNESDAY, July 17

DONATE BLOOD

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

When: 7:30 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday

Details: Donating blood is crucial during the summer when students are out of school, families are on vacation and hurricane season is beginning. Schedule a time to donate at bloodbanktough.org. Walk-ins are welcome, but booking an appointment will save you time.

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

THE ART OF TAIKO

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

When: 5 p.m. Wednesday

Details: Master taiko artist Kenny Endo has been inspired by space, the heavens and universal energy in his original compositions. Endo and his Taiko Ensemble will perform contemporary pieces. Free. Suitable for all ages.

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

THURSDAY, July 18

AN EVENING OF MUSIC, VERSE AND STORY

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Thursday

Details: A diverse group of storytellers will come together for an enchanting celebration of words and music in “Evoking Islands: An evening of Hawai’i Song, Poetry and Prose.” The program is inspired by Hawaii’s talk story heritage and the deep relationship to the archipelago’s natural wonders and enduring cultural traditions. Four unique voices will evoke the islands: Patrick Kahakauwila Kamaholelani Landeza, Leomi Bergknut, Frances Kai-Hwa Wang and Tom Peek. Free.

Contact: Andy Collins, 294-5556, andy.collins@noaa.gov

FRIDAY, July 19

DONATE BLOOD

Where: Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 563 Kaumana Drive, Hilo

When: 8:15 a.m. Friday

Details: Donating blood is crucial during the summer when students are out of school, families are on vacation and hurricane season is beginning. Schedule a time to donate at bloodbanktough.org. Walk-ins are welcome, but booking an appointment will save you time.

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

THE ART OF TAIKO

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

When: 1:30 p.m. Friday

Details: Master taiko artist Kenny Endo has been inspired by space, the heavens and universal energy in his original compositions. Endo and his Taiko Ensemble will perform contemporary pieces. Free. Suitable for all ages.

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

COMING

ANNUAL BAZAAR

Where: Puna Covenant Church, 16-647 Old Volcano Road, Keaau

When: 8 a.m. July 20

Details: Everyone is invited; admission is free. Enjoy food concessions and baked goods and then browse through the huge array of rummage sale items that include household goods, inexpensive clothing for all ages and toys. Other areas include a clothing boutique, plants and a silent auction. Funds raised will support local and international missions work.

Contact: Wendy Sugai, 966-9622, punaccc@msn.com

ABLED HAWAII ARTIST 12TH ANNUAL ART FESTIVAL

Where: Prince Kuhio Plaza, 111 E. Puainako St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. July 20

Details: AHA promotes disability awareness and pride by celebrating individual abilities, while promoting entrepreneurship in the arts. It is the largest celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act in the state, and the festival is a completely free, nonprofit, meaningful community event that brings together more than 400 participants for a day of music, performing arts, visual arts, healing arts, hands-on demonstrations and more. Express the artist in you with free face/body painting, chalk and recycled art, mask and puppet making — fun for the entire ohana.

Contact: Mar Ortaleza, 935-7699, ahaarts808@gmail.com

ORIENTATION FOR HABITAT HOMES IN PUNA

Where: Sacred Heart Church Pahoa, 15-3003 Pahoa Village Road, Pahoa

When: 10 a.m. July 20

Details: Habitat for Humanity Hawaii Island is hosting another orientation for a new offering of five new homes in the Puna District. These homes will be For anyone who was displaced by the Kilauea eruption that began in May 2018. Attendees will learn what the Habitat for Humanity program is about and what the requirements are to qualify for this particular offering.

Contact: Adrienne Eisele, 935-6677, adrienne.eisele@habitathawaiiisland.org

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

27TH ANNUAL RELAY FOR LIFE

Where: Francis Wong Stadium, 323 Manono St., Hilo

When: 4 p.m. July 20

Details: Participants will join together to “Give Cancer the Boot.” Event celebrates cancer survivors, remembers those lost to cancer and raises funds for cancer research and services in our community to attack cancer from every angle. The American Cancer Society is the only organization fighting cancer on every front. This year’s theme is a fun Western theme. Participants can expect fun family activities including horse rides, line dancing, Zumba and bouncing castles to name a few. Luminaria Ceremony at 9 p.m. The American Cancer Society also is having a Survivor Celebration before Relay from 2-4 p.m. at Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale. All cancer survivors and their caregivers are invited.

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

ZUMBATHON CHARITY EVENT: A LITTLE BIG TOTS FUNDRAISER

Where: Haili Gym, 211 Haili St., Hilo

When: 4 p.m. July 20

Details: This nonprofit organization supports families with kids interested in any extracurricular activities but are in need of financial assistance. There will be vendors on cite to check out and a hula skirt contest. Tickets are on sale for $7 in advance, $10 at the door; use the contact information below to call Kristina Tolentino or email Meli Akimseu for more information or tickets.

Contact: Kristina Tolentino, 796-1106, meli.akimseu@gmail.com

ASTRONOMY FUTURECAST

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

When: 6 p.m. July 22

Details: Doug Simons, executive director at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, will discuss future astronomical discoveries on the horizon, many linked to observations from Maunakea.

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

KAHILI DEMONSTRATION

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center lanai, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10 a.m. July 24

Details: Create your own small kahili pa‘a lima, a handheld feather standard. Kahili are a form of Hawaiian feather work that traditionally acknowledged a person’s status and genealogy and offered spiritual protection. Part of the ‘Ike Hana No‘eau “Experience the Skillful Work” workshops. Free (park entrance fees apply).

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

NATSU MATSURI (SUMMER FESTIVAL/BON DANCE)

Where: Hilo Daijingu, 10 Anela St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. July 26

Details: Service followed by dance with live taiko and Okinawan Sanshin music. Food and drink vendors will be available.

Contact: The Rev. Naohiro Hotta, 959-8611, hilodaijingu@gmail.com

EXPERIENCE VOLCANO FESTIVAL

Where: Volcano

When: July 27-28

Details: Celebrate and share this thriving community of artists, scientists, entrepreneurs and cultural practitioners. Features art, food, music and performances. Visitors will be invited to get directly involved with the creation of artwork through make-and-take projects at Volcano Garden Arts and see ongoing art demonstrations at the Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Live local music will be on the menu at Lava Rock Cafe all weekend. And that’s just a taste of what this celebration has in the works. For more information, visit www.experiencevolcano.com.

Contact: Ira Ono, 985-8979, iraono@hawaii.rr.com

BON ODORI

Where: Where: Papaaloa Hongwanji Mission, 35-2026 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Papaaloa

When: 5 p.m. July 27

Details: Service followed by dancing beginning at 6 p.m. The Young Buddhists Association from Hilo will run the concessions stand and the temple will sell bon odori towels.

Contact: Carrie Luke-Knotts, 557-5526, carrielukeknotts@hawaiiantel.net

“JUMPER”

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

When: 6 p.m. July 29

Details: Movie. David Rice is a young man who knows no boundaries — a “Jumper,” born with the uncanny ability to teleport instantly to any place on earth. When he discovers others like himself, David is thrust into the midst of an ancient war while being hunted by a band of blood-thirsty zealots sworn to destroy all Jumpers.

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

WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK CELEBRATION AND THE BIG LATCH ON

Where: Sweet Cane Cafe, 48 Kamana St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Aug. 4

Details: Celebrate breastfeeding and chestfeeding. Free goodie bags for the first 25 participants. Try a delicious lactation cookie or latte and enter to win raffle prizes. Participants also can commemorate their accomplishments with a free mini professional portrait session courtesy of Susanna G Photography. You’ll receive a digital pose of your choice, edited, for your personal gallery and the option to purchase additional poses. Portrait sessions will take place before and after the Big Latch On. More information at www.perfectpairlactation.com.

Contact: Allison Hanley, 756-9257, info@perfectpairlactation.com

PRE-REGISTRATION AND ORIENTATION FOR SERVICE AND THERAPY DOG CERTIFICATION CLASSES

Where: Lili‘uokalani Gardens (sidewalk closest to the Japanese tea house), Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 2 p.m. Aug. 4

Details: Bring your dog and your questions to learn how you can quickly and effectively train your dog to become certified for service or therapy work, or both. Classes take about three months of weekly sessions. Class times to be determined. Call the contact below for tuition cost. Tuition covers all training tools, classes sessions, supervised visits to medical and care facilities and certificate of completion. Graduates of the service dog training are completely covered by the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Contact: Carl Oguss, 933-9763, easthawaiidogpsychologycenter@yahoo.com

ILOA GALAXY FORUM HAWAII 2019

Where: ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, 600 ‘Imiloa Place, Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Aug. 17

Details: Galaxy Forums are free public events designed as flexible and responsive solutions to advance Galaxy 21st Century Education. Presentations are provided by experts in the fields of astrophysics/galaxy research and 21st century education. Interactive panel discussions follow and efforts are made to integrate local perspectives and traditional knowledge.

Contact: Steve Durst, 885-3474, Info@iloa.org

HILO HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1974 REUNION

Where: Hilo

When: Aug. 23-25

Details: Contact Dwayne (895-9310), Gerald (987-0799) or Nancy (345-9766) for more information. You can also email to hhsvikings1974@gmail.com.

Contact: Andrea Ueno, 936-4112, hilo_andi@yahoo.com

THIRD ANNUAL ‘OHI‘A LOVE FEST

Where: Imiloa Astronomy Center, 600 Imiloa Place, Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Aug 25

Details: Free all-day public event celebrating these special trees and promoting awareness about rapid ohia death, a disease that has killed hundreds of thousands of the trees on Hawaii Island. Free admission to the astronomy center, as well as live music, games, crafts, prizes and more.

Contact: Corie Yanger, 969-8268, ohialove@hawaii.edu

ADVOCACY 101

Where: Aging and Disability Resource Center, large conference room, 1055 Kinoole St., No. 101, Hilo

When: Noon on Aug. 30

Details: Presented by Aloha Independent Living. Basic information will be provided about how to advocate for change. Presenter is advocacy coordinator Brian Hauser.

Contact: Sam Nagasawa, 339-7297, samn@alohailhawaii.org

DANIEL R. SAYRE MEMORIAL FOUNDATION AWARDS DINNER AND FUNDRAISER

Where: Fairmont Orchid-Hawaii, 1 North Kaniku Drive, Kohala Coast

When: 4:30 p.m. Aug. 31

Details: An gala evening to raise funds to support the Hawaii County fire/rescue and emergency response teams with needed equipment and training. The event will honor Hawaii Fire Department personnel for meritorious service and includes dinner, a silent auction, music and dancing.

Contact: Laura Sayre, 325-5456, mallersayre@icloud.com

ONGOING

Saturdays

TAI CHI CHIH — JOY THRU MOVEMENT

Where: Lili‘uokalani Gardens, pavilion next to the teahouse, Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 7:45 a.m. Saturdays

Details: Easy to learn, easy to do. Eight-week classes. All ages and abilities welcome. Reduce stress, increase energy, build muscle and flexibility, improve mental focus, improve immune function.

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

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: Summer session begins July 9; 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 TONING (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

ZUMBA GOLD TONING (CHAIR)

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

When: 3:30 p.m. Mondays

Details: Low impact class. Students welcome to sit or stand. Geared toward all fitness levels. All welcome.

Contact: Harriet Rocha, 640-3876

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

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

FIND YOUR ANCESTORS AND BUILD YOUR FAMILY TREE

Where: Family History Center, 1373 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Details: Free use of computers; free training. There are limited computers, so call for reservation at 935-0711.

Contact: Wayne Sato, 935-0711, waynedsato@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

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

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

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 (this week is July 4; check holiday schedules of these events before attending)

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. 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

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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