Calendar for August 24

Arts & Exhibits

TODAY, Aug. 24

ADVERTISING


“SISTERS OF THE BRUSH: WOMEN ARTISTS OF HAWAII, 1880-2000”

Where: Isaacs Art Center, Hawaii Preparatory Academy, 65-1692 Kohala Mountain Road, Waimea

When: 10 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday through Sept. 21

Details: Features the largest survey of women artists of Hawaii in state history, covering more than a century of diverse responses to the places and people in the islands. At its core, this show celebrates the 90th anniversary of The Seven, a coalition of Honolulu-based women artists who first exhibited together in 1929.

Contact: Mollie Hustace, 885-5884, isaacsartcenter@hpa.edu

“ROOTS” AND “FOLLOW THE LIGHT”

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

When: 10 a.m. today and Tuesday through Friday

Details: “Roots,” a stephen u lang exhibit, featured in the Mauka Gallery; “Follow the Light,” a Monika Mann exhibit, in the Makai Gallery. The artists both address the nature of existence and the certainty of transition from life. Free and open to the public. For additional information, visit www.ehcc.org.

Contact: kaori Ukaji, 961-5711, kukaji@ehcc.org

COMING

THE LAST CHAPTER IN MY LIFE — PAINTING HAWAII

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

When: 6 p.m. Sept. 30

Details: What do you think most people would say when asked if art was important in their lives? What would you say?Join artist Mahoe as he shares past and current adventures while he paints Hawaii. Examples of his work will be on display.

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

Classes

TODAY, Aug. 24

FREE HOME, CONDO AND LAND BUYERS SEMINAR

Where: Waikoloa Village Association Community Room, 68 Melia St., Waikoloa Village

When: 10:30 a.m. today

Details: Get questions answered from experts in the fields of escrow, financing options, credit repair, market trends, loan qualifications and finding affordable properties. This is the third seminar in a series sponsored by Clark Realty. Light pupus and beverages will be provided, along with free take-home materials. Seating is limited; those interested in attending are encouraged to contact Jen McGeehan at 808-747-2365 or jmcgeehan.clarkhawaii.com or Christina Macias at 808-754-1274 or cmacias.clarkhawaii.com.

Contact: Jen McGeehan, 747-2365, jmcgeehan@clarkhawaii.com

BUTI AND BARRE BASICS

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 4 p.m. today

Details: Get a break down of sequences and answers to your questions. Learn how to safely activate legs, hips, glutes and core; mobilize your hips and move in spirals; isolate different muscle groups; beginner and advanced modifications and more. Plus meet different teachers to find a practice style that resonates with you. Cost is $60 for all four sessions; $20 drop-in. YC class passes cannot be used for these workshops.

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

SUNDAY, Aug. 25

THE SOUND OF SOUL

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

When: Noon on Sunday

Details: Discover ways to use a variety of methods to approach a challenge from a variety of perspectives. Sponsored by Eckankar. All ages and faiths welcome. Meets the fourth Sunday of each month. Attend and receive a gift.

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

TUESDAY, Aug. 27

EXCEL SPREADSHEET FOR SENIORS USING PC

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

When: 10 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday

Details: Number crunching using Excel 2010. Use your computer like a calculator by creating formulas and pie and bar charts from tables of figures you create. Cost is $50; daily parking fee $3. Limit four students.

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

CREATIVE RETREAT — DOTTED SUN AND SEA PAINTING

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

When: 2 p.m. Tuesday and Aug. 31

Details: Create a unique ocean scene on canvas with acrylic paints. All tools, materials and refreshments included, plus take your tools home to continue dotting. Cost is $25. Space is limited; register for each day at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.

Contact: Sara Krosch, 520-389-0520, hawaiicreativeretreats@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28

QUILTING CLASS — “HOLE IN THE BARN DOOR” MOTIF

Where: Strings Fabric & Needlework Shoppe, 301 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Wednesday

Details: Learn to quilt from an experienced quilter; all skill levels are welcome. There is a cost associated with this workshop. Call for details.

Contact: Strings Fabric & Needlework Shoppe, 937-2160, info@stringsfabric.com

COMING

FOOD FROM WOOD: GROWING EDIBLE AND MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS ON LOGS, STUMPS AND WOOD CHIPS

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

When: 9 a.m. Aug. 31

Details: Learn basic fungal biology and how fungal mycelium colonizes different materials. Students also will discover the health benefits of different edible and medicinal fungi in Hawaii. Cost is $55, or $50 for VAC members. Each participant will depart with a shiitake mushroom log kit, as well as a King Stropharia mushroom kit. Advance registration is required; call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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

HEALING THROUGH WORDS CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP

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

When: 10 a.m. Aug. 31

Details: Use imagery, visualization and prompts to help tap into your creative muse and discover the healing power of writing. Students also will have the opportunity to share their writing in a safe supportive environment, if they choose. Find your voice and let the words flow. Cost is $35, or $30 for VAC members. Call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org to register.

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

THE SOUND OF SOUL

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

When: Noon on Sept. 1

Details: Find a happier, more contented life while experiencing the challenges of life. Experience inner peace, calmness and a healing of the heart. Free community event sponsored by HawaiiEckankar.org. People of any faith, culture or age welcome. Attend to receive a gift. Refreshments and fellowship follow.

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

HMSA HEALTH EDUCATION WORKSHOP: SWEET DREAMS – THE BENEFITS OF SLEEP

Where: HMSA Center, 303A E. Makaala St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Sept. 7

Details: Learn how much sleep you need, why you need it and how to get more (and better) sleep. Free; registration required. Call the number below or visit hmsa.com/well-being/workshops/ for additional information or to register.

Contact: HMSA, 855-329-5461

TRAVELING MINI-CONFERENCE: SPEAK UP FOR SPECIAL NEEDS FAMILIES

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

When: 10 a.m. Sept. 7

Details: Free family conference with workshops for parents and child care for keiki ages 3-10. Light breakfast, buffet lunch, local resources and T-shirts, and planetarium show for keiki. Parent workshops on special needs planning and IEPs from local professionals. RSVP to 800-533-9684.

Contact: Annelise Goldman, 536-9684, agoldman@ldahawaii.org

BEGINNING LINDY HOP SWING DANCE

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

When: 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 11-Oct. 16

Details: Enjoy America’s original swing dance style, the Lindy Hop, with the Hilo Hep Cats. Learn Lindy’s iconic move, the swingout, as well as rhythm, footwork and partner communication. Cost is $45 for all six weeks, $30 if you bring a new student; $10 drop-in. No partner or experience needed.

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

HAWAII’S TOP FRAUDS AND HOW TO FIGHT BACK

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

When: 1:30 Sept. 12

Details: Free. Learn how to spot the crooks before they spot you. Find out about today’s leading scams and hear some tips learned directly from the con artists themselves about who they target and why. Learn to safeguard against identity theft and fraud and get information to protect yourself and your family. Visit resource tables and learn how to order your free credit report and check your Facebook security settings.

Contact: Jackie Boland, 877-926-8300, jboland@aarp.org

BASIC COMPUTER CLASSES

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

When: 2 p.m. Sept. 12 and 26

Details: Learn how to use a computer more effectively to improve your life in the digital age. Every other Thursday in the computer lab. Registration required; limited to six students per session. Call the library or visit the reference desk to register.

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

HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS

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

When: 6 p.m. Sept. 16

Details: Being prepared will ensure you, your family and your property have the best chance of riding out any storm as well as recovering quickly after. Come and learn a few insider tips in preparation for the next hurricane.

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

HMSA HEALTH EDUCATION WORKSHOP: GOODBYE DIET! HELLO HEALTH!

Where: HMSA Center, Waiakea Center, 303A E. Makaala St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Sept. 21

Details: Reach your weight loss goals with good nutrition, regular exercise and other healthy behaviors. Workshops open to HMSA members at no cost. Nonmembers can attend if space is available; space is limited. Free.

Contact: HMSA, 855-329-5461

THE ART OF BEEKEEPING FOR BEGINNER BEEKEEPERS

Where: Bird and Bee Hawaii, Honokaa

When: 11 a.m. Saturdays, Oct. 5-26

Details: This four-Part class will teach the basics of the honeybee hive (hive management; hive equipment, construction and maintenance; pests of the hive; products of the hive; and how to extract honey and use extraction equipment). Cost is $120 for materials (ventilated jacket, hive tool, bee brush, frame grip, text book and smoker); $250 for whole course, with $120 deposit due in September to cover materials and hold your seat. The $250 is due the first day of class.

Contact: 936-6019, birdandbeehawaii@gmail.com

Clubs

TUESDAY, Aug. 27

HILO WOMAN’S CLUB

Where: Hilo Woman’s Club House, 7 Lele St., Hilo

When: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday

Details: General membership meeting. Potluck to follow, along with a wonderful presentation by guest speaker JaNeal Stevens for Special Olympics. Members, guests, community members and potential club members welcome to attend.

Contact: Beverly Heikes, 935-9838, office@hilowomansclub.org

COMING

DAV CHAPTER NO. 6 HILO (DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS)

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

When: 9 a.m. Sept. 14

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

Health

TODAY, Aug. 24

EXPLORING ACCUPRESSURE

Where: Aikido of Hilo, 29 Shipman St., No. 106, Hilo

When: 9 a.m. today and Sept. 21 and 28

Details: Explore this ancient art of touching energy points on the body. Learn touching points that can be self-applied to improve health and a simple immune-boosting routine. Each session will include new material, but they can be attended individually. Plan to arrive early to meet sensei and become comfortable in the space. Wear comfortable clothing. Advanced registration preferred by phone or email below. Fee by donation (suggested $15 per session).

Contact: Barbara Klein, 935-2454, AikidoOfHilo@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28

SPEAK OUT! A PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP TO MAINTAIN SPEECH

Where: Hilo Medical Center, Conference Room D, Ohana Cafe, 1190 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 4 p.m. Wednesdays

Details: Weekly exercise group for graduates of SPEAK OUT! therapy, specifically designed for individuals with Parkinson’s disease and Parkinsonism. The group helps to maintain speech with ongoing vocal practice, accountability, support and encouragement.

Contact: Stephanie Popadia, 933-1702, spopadic@bayada.com

FRIDAY, Aug. 30

HILO PARKINSON SUPPORT GROUP

Where: Aging and Disability Resource Center, 1035 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 2 p.m. Friday

Details: Discussion by members who can share their experiences as to how ongoing benefited their quality of life.

Contact: June Kiyabu, 981-5895, hkiyabu2@aol.com

NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP

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

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Details: Meets monthly. Group 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 Denis, 935-0615, caroldhilo@gmail.com

COMING

“CLEAN WATER FOR OUR COMMUNITY”

Where: Uncle Tilo’s, Pahoa Market Place, 15-2670 Pahoa Village Road, Pahoa

When: Noon on Sept. 7

Details: Whether you’re on municipal or well water or catchment, join the conversation. Free.

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

OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP

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

When: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 21

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

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

Just for Keiki

TODAY, Aug. 24

READ TO MOCHI

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

When: 11:30 a.m. today

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

COMING

GALAXY GOO FOR KIDS

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

When: 1:30 p.m. Sept. 4

Details: Children are invited to join this special program presented by Kyla Edison from the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems. This fun and creative hands-on activity will include the use of glue, baking soda and glitter to create a special slime. Free and intended for children ages 5-13.

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

READING TAILS: READ TO PIERRE

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

When: Noon on Sept. 7 and 21

Details: Pierre is a certified therapy dog. Bring a reading buddy to share stories with Pierre.

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

MOVIE MATINEE: “TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT”

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

When: 1:30 p.m. Sept. 7

Details: September is Library Card Sign up month! Matinee is free and suitable for all ages. A post-Christmas playdate takes a scary turn when a set of action figures become delusional, so Trixie must get her pals safely back to Bonnie’s room. Rated G. Runtime 30 minutes.

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

ALL GAMES DAY FOR KIDS

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

When: 2:30 p.m. Sept. 11

Details: Board games are a great way to get young minds thinking in fun and creative ways. Youngsters are invited to play games after school on this special day. Some of the games encourage friendly rounds of competition while others encourage participants to have fun. Free and suitable for kids of all ages and families. Games may be borrowed from the librarian at the reference desk during this time.

Contact: Marsha Pauline, 933-8890, marsha.pauline@librarieshawaii.org

INTERNATIONAL DOT DAY: CELEBRATING A CHILD’S IMAGINATION

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

When: 2:30 p.m. Sept. 18

Details: “The Dot” by Peter H. Reynolds encourages youngsters to explore art with a simple dot. A girl thinks she has no artistic talent until her teacher pins up her dot with a golden frame around it. She is inspired to create more dots, leading to her artwork being showcased in the school’s art show.

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

SCHOOL BUS PICTURE FRAME CRAFT

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

When: 2:30 p.m. Sept. 25

Details: Participants glue painted wooden sticks to represent bumpers and tires. The frame is decorated with foam shapes or fluffy balls to make headlights on the bus. Participants can also make labels for the bus and license plates using paper.

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

ART JOURNALING FOR TEENS AND TWEENS

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

When: 1 p.m. Sept. 28

Details: For children ages 12 and older. Art journaling is a creative process that combines visual and written mediums. The journals will be provided, along with various crafting materials. Registration is required; supplies are limited. Register at the young adult desk.

Contact: Mark Kishaba, 933-8890, mark.kishaba@librarieshawaii.org

WORLD SPACE WEEK: MOBILE PLANET CRAFT

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

When: 2:30 p.m. Oct. 9

Details: Create planets from coffee capsules of various colors and shapes. Participants glue and tape their planets to ribbons of varying lengths onto a wooden dowel. Youngsters color and glue planets onto colorful cardstock to complete their mobiles. Program suited for ages 5 and older.

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

TUESDAYS WITH HOPIE

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

When: 11 a.m. 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

Outdoors

TODAY, Aug. 24

CLEAN THE GARDENS

Where: Liliuokalani Gardens, Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 8 a.m. today

Details: Join Friends of Liliuokalani Gardens as they prepare for the 20th annual Queen’s birthday festival. The major project will be cleaning the bamboo patch. Additional efforts, depending on volunteer turnout, will be pruning, weeding and raking. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring gloves. Eye protection necessary for those working in bamboo. Refreshments and lunch provided to all volunteers. Gather at the bamboo patch.

Contact: K.T. Cannon-Eger, 895-8130, ktcannoneger@gmail.com

STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 8:45 a.m. today, Wednesday and Sept. 6, 14, 20 and 28

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

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

THURSDAY, Aug. 29

STEWARDSHIP OF KIPUKAPUAULU

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Thursdays

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

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

COMING

47TH ANNUAL TOMMY THOMPSON LABOR DAY DRAGS

Where: Hilo Dragstrip

When: 8 a.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 1

Details: Presented by the Big Island Auto Club. Adults $10; keiki 12 and younger are free. Two full days of racing action. Come check out some of the fastest cars on the island. There also will be food concessions for all your hunger needs.

Contact: Sydney Koga, 313-0081, monmac@hawaii.rr.com

ADOPT A HIGHWAY WITH UNCLE TILO

Where: Mile marker 18 on Highway 130

When: 8 a.m. Oct. 5

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

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

Pau Hana

COMING

SWINGING SATURDAY

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

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 7

Details: Participate in an introductory swing dance lesson and continue with a dance party. Presented by the Hilo Hep Cats every first and third Saturdays of the month. On Sept. 7, the event is downstairs. Entry is sliding scale $8-$15 (pay what’s right for you) or only $5 with a pupu. If this is your first Swinging Saturday, get in free. No partner or experience needed.

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

Performances

TODAY, Aug. 24

THIRD ANNUAL BIG ISLAND BLUES FESTIVAL

Where: Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, 75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona

When: 4 p.m. today

Details: Something for everyone to enjoy from great original blues music, local brews, unique vendors, delicious BBQ food and more. Unplug from the daily stresses of life and come enjoy yourself. Family friendly event. All ages. Tickets are $20; children 12 and younger are free. Purchase tickets at Bigislandbluesfest2019.eventbrite.com. Outside blankets & chairs allowed.

Contact: Zack Kuyten, 360-566-5039, offthegridpro@gmail.com

“WILD ROSE”

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. Tells the complicated story of a woman on a quest to become a country music star while also grappling with the responsibilities of being recently released from prison and a young mother of two children.

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

BOBBY RENO BAND DANCE

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

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: Enjoy a mixture of country and light rock. Cover charge only $5.

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

TUESDAY, Aug. 27

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES PERFORM

Where: Hilo Farmers Market

When: 10 a.m. Tuesday

Details: Live acoustic music.

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

HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE BANDSTAND

Where: Mooheau Bandstand, 329 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Tuesday

Details: Free. This week, Halau Ke Ola Pono No Na kupuna return. All welcome.

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

FRIDAY, Aug. 30

PANIOLO: STORIES AND SONGS FROM THE HAWAIIAN COWBOY

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Details: Doors open at 6 p.m. Enjoy an evening of paniolo culture with songs and stories of the amazing adventures of the Hawaiian cowboys. Originally commissioned for the Honolulu Theater for Youth in October 2018, this lively performance was written by Moses Goods.

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

MUSIC TO GET YA MOVIN’

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

When: 6:30 p.m. Friday

Details: Jazz Mele plays vintage jazz standards, swing, boogie woogie, blues and cha-cha. Cost is $5 at the door.

Contact: Lou Ann Gurney, 982-6012, lagsings@mac.com

COMING

GOSPEL MUSIC CONCERT

Where: Christ Lutheran Church, 595 Kapiolani St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 13

Details: Featuring vocalist Shallon Craddock and musicians Clarence Pestano, John Tafaoimalo, Matthew Cordero and Ray Kapuni. Admission is free; donations welcome. Proceeds benefit the Ohana Pregnancy Center of East Hawaii.

Contact: Daniel Craddock, 315-1886, craddock1906@hotmail.com

KANAKA TREE IN CONCERT

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 18

Details: Come and listen to a blend of classic sounds of Hawaiian music with fresh rhythms and melodies. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

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

“CRAZY: AN AERIAL JAZZ CABARET”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 20; 3 p.m. Sept. 22

Details: Aerial Arts Hawaii returns with a 15-act aerial jazz cabaret featuring 16 aerial artists and, for the first time ever, live vocals. In this 1920s-inspired evening, enjoy aerial fabric, hoop, trapeze, straps, acrobatics and more. Rated PG13 for occasional acts of sensual self expression. Call or stop by the Palace box office for tickets.

Contact Name: Aerial Arts Hawaii, 938-8002, aerialartshawaii@gmail.com

KANIKAPILA

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

When: 3 p.m. Sept. 21

Details: “He Mele Aloha” used as a “textbook,” so bring yours along. If you want to lead a song not from “He Mele,” bring lead sheets to share. Players of all abilities welcome. Bring whatever instrument you want and play and sing along.

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

OPERATIC THEATER WITH ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE ALAN OLEJNICZAK

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 24

Details: Playwright and librettist Olejniczak will present excerpts from the first draft of an audio drama about the natural history and future of Hawaii Island. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

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

All Kine Stuffs

TODAY, Aug. 24

PICKLEBALL ROUND ROBIN

Where: Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Open to those who have never played, beginners, intermediate and advanced players. No need to have a military ID to enjoy the courts, restaurants and lodging. Play with players according to skill level. Cost is $10 in advance. Use the email address below to get additional information.

Contact: Jim Buck, 315-7914, kilaueajimmy@gmail.com

SUNDAY, Aug. 25

THIRD ANNUAL OHIA LOVE FEST

Where: Imiloa Astronomy Center, 600 Imiloa Place, Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Sunday

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

A TASTE OF TEA AND POTTERY FUNDRAISER

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

When: Noon on Sunday

Details: This annual event helps fund VAC’s Fire Arts programs, which include ongoing ceramics and glass classes and workshops. Admission is $35, or $30 for VAC members, and includes choice of one handmade tea cup or bowl, a tasting of several freshly brewed Hawaii-grown teas and the option to participate in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Enjoy door prizes and a silent auction, as well as cookies, packaged tea and tea cups that can be purchased additionally. Attendees also will again be able to vote for their favorite Hawaii-grown tea through the Taster’s Choice Award. Tickets can be purchased at www.volcanoartcenter.org or by calling VAC.

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

MONDAY, Aug. 26

LIVE PLANETARIUM SHOWS

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

When: 6 and 6:45 p.m. Monday

Details: Learn about the beautiful summer sky in Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope’s portable planetarium. Two free presentations.

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

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28

PALAI‘E DEMONSTRATION

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kilauea Visitor Center lanai

When: 10 a.m. Wednesday

Details: Create your own traditional Hawaiian game using natural materials. Join rangers and staff from Hawaii Pacific Parks Association for this fun activity. Part of the ‘Ike Hana No‘eau “Experience the Skillful Work” workshops. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

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

SALARY COMMISSION MEETING

Where: County Council Chambers, Hawaii County Building, 25 Aupuni St., first floor, Room 1401, Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Wednesday

Details: Agenda will include discussion and action regarding the Salary Commission’s draft report of its findings and conclusions concerning its proposal for a 1.25% across-the-board salary increase for executives and elected officials, effective Jan. 1, 2020.

Contact: Glynis Yamada, 961-8361, Glynis.Yamada@hawaiicounty.gov

FRIDAY, Aug. 30

ADVOCACY 101

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

When: Noon on Friday

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

COMING

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

2019 OBON SERVICES AND DANCE

Where: Honohina Hongwanji Mission, 32-896 Mamalahoa Highway, Ninole

When: 6 p.m. Aug. 31

Details: Hatsubon service followed by dance with live Taishoji Taiko drumming, fun and fellowship. All are invited. Parking is limited; please carpool.

Contact: Harold Uyeno, 959-9974, huyeno@hawaii.rr.com

WILDFIRE RECOVERY AND RESTORATION

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 3

Details: Park botanist Sierra McDaniel will discuss recovery and restoration efforts as the August 2018 Keauhou Fire, which burned nearly 4,000 acres, provided an opportunity to restore biodiversity, control invasive plants and build fire resilience by planting fire-tolerant native species. In a warmer, drier world, wildfires are expected to be more frequent. This project illustrates the value of preparing for wildfire events. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

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

LEILANI ESTATES COMMUNITY MARKET AND GARAGE SALE

Where: 13-3441 Moku St., Leilani Estates

When: 8 a.m. Sept. 7

Details: Vendor setup starts at 7 a.m. Shoppers enter for free. Sale managed by Leilani Estates Neighborhood Watch. Contact the person below for additional information.

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

MOVIE MATINEE: “TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT”

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

When: 1:30 p.m. Sept. 7

Details: September is Library Card Sign-up Month. This program is free and suitable for all ages. Rated G.

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

TALES OF EARLY RANCHING IN HUMU‘ULA

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

When: 6 p.m. Sept. 9

Details: Anthropologist Peter Mills will discuss his 18 years of archival research and fieldwork related to Big Island ranching, particularly on the upper slopes of Maunakea in Humu‘ula.

Contact: Gabrielle Casart, hlacirc@librarieshawaii.org

HAWAIIAN CULTURAL ARTIFACTS IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 10

Details: Hawaiians shaped, carved, wove, braided and fashioned items essential for everyday life. Today, using traditional and modern tools, a new generation of skilled craftsmen carry on these traditions. Join rangers Keoni Kaholoaa and Rick LaMontagne for an opportunity to see and touch 21st century Hawaiian artifacts. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

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

HOOPONOPONO

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center lanai, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10 a.m. Sept. 11

Details: Join Aunty Mahealani Kuamoo-Henry and friends and journey through the teachings of Hoopono Pono Ke Ala. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

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

JACINDA ANGELSBERG

Where: Basically Books, 1672 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: Noon on Sept. 14

Details: Whatever your faith, if you are looking to strengthen your spirituality stop by to hear a poetry presentation about three of your spiritual gifts: compassion and empathy, prayer and intuition.

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

NEW DISCOVERIES IN HAWAII LAVA TUBES.

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 17

Details: Join Megan Porter, cave biologist and University of Hawaii associate professor, in learning about what lives in Hawaii lava tubes. Porter will introduce you to the unique community of lava tube animals found on the Big Island and how these species are intimately linked to native forests on the surface. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

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

FREE MOVIE NIGHT: “CHRISTOPHER ROBIN”

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

When: 4:30 p.m. Sept. 18

Details: In the microfilm/AV room. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Contact: Mara Paio, 933-8890, mara.paio@librarieshawaii.org

KAHUKU OHANA DAY

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: Noon on Sept. 22

Details: Everyone is invited to find their park and experience live music, family-friendly activities, hikes and more. The Kahuku Unit is located by mile marker 70.5 on Highway 11, about an hour drive southwest of the main park entrance. Free.

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

PU OHE DEMONSTRATION

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center lanai, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10 a.m. Sept. 25

Details: The pu ohe is the Hawaiian bamboo trumpet. With a deep sound similar to a conch shell, like other native instruments it takes the spirit breath to produce the proper sound. Join rangers and Hawaii Pacific Parks Association partners as they share their knowledge and help you make your own pu ohe. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

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

HILO HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1957 80TH BIRTHDAY LUNCHEON

Where: Hilo Meishoin Temple Social Hall, 97 Olona St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Oct. 5

Details: For all graduates. Cost for graduates is $10; guests will pay $25. Deadline for registration is Sunday, Sept. 15. Come and enjoy entertainment, prizes and talk story time about the good old days in Hilo.

Contact Name: Hiroshi Kozohara, 6578105, hirokozosan@gmail.com

U.S. CENSUS BUREAU: ROAD TO 2020

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

When: 10 a.m. Oct. 5

Details: This presentation aims to educate the public how the Census impacts our communities and the importance of a complete and accurate count. Speaker will be a partnership specialist from the Census Partnership and Engagement Program of the U.S Census Bureau.

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

WAIMEA OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL

Where: Venues in Waimea, The Fairmont Orchid Hawaii, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

When: Times vary Jan. 1-8, 2020

Details: Festival passes available online starting mid-August at www.waimeaoceanfilm.org, with extra early purchase pass rates available. The festival brings an immersive visual experience to the island, offering guests heart-pounding adventure, giant surf, marine life, international expeditions and ocean action, all while garnering greater insight and understanding into the ocean environment and island culture. More than 70 films to be featured.

Contact: Tania Howard, 854-6095, info@waimeaoceanfilm.org

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

CARDS AND BOARD GAMES

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

When: 1 p.m. Saturdays

Details: Family fun with a mix of these games set up in the back of the young adult section: “Scrabble,” “Rummikub,” “Sorry,” “Monopoly,” cribbage, checkers, “UNO,” “RISK” and “Connect Four.” Feel free to bring games from home to use, and the library will also accept donated games.

Contact: Mara Paio, 933-8890, mara.paio@librarieshawaii.org

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

THE JAPANESE ART OF ORIGAMI

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

When: 10 a.m. Saturdays

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

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

TROPICAL SUBSISTENCE GARDENING: HOW TO GROW A COMPLETE DIET WITH PERMACULTURE PRINCIPLES

Where: Kulaniapia Farms barn, 177 Kulaniapia Drive, Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Saturdays through Feb. 1, 2020

Details: The goal of this series is to teach Hawaii residents how to efficiently grow their own food at home to provide a fresh organic balanced diet from field or backyard to table. Each class will include an engaging colorful, photo-rich slideshow, informative handout and site tours and/or hands-on projects, weather permitting. Cost is $15-$25 online sliding scale; $17-$25 at the door or $12 with student ID or EBT card. Drop-ins welcome. Different topic each week.

Contact: Wade Bauer, 248-245-9483, wadebauer@gmail.com

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

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

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS

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

When: 2 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

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

COLORING FOR ADULTS

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

When: 4 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: Drop in and relax with a coloring activity.

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

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

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 EXERCISE 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. Yelling and shouting exercises are encouraged. Dancing to the beat of the songs is a very uplifting and fun experience for everyone. Caregivers welcome.

Contact: June Kiyabu, 981-5895, hkiyabu2@aol.com

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

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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