Calendar for September 14

Arts & Exhibits

TODAY, Sept. 14

ADVERTISING


LINUS AND JANE CHAO ART EXHIBITION

Where: One Gallery, 186 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. daily through Sept. 30

Details: On display during most of September and then continuing with a smaller exhibition indefinitely.

Contact: Deborah Beaver, 961-2787, info@onegalleryhawaii.com

“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

MONDAY, Sept. 16

COGAN ART DISPLAY

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

When: Regular library hours Monday through Thursday through Sept. 30

Details: Analise and Jessica Cogan are mother and daughter artists who are sharing their art with the community. They are originally from Africa, and some of the art reflects that history. Pieces vary in style and medium, from a surfboard to pour art to more traditional work.

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

SUNDAY, Sept. 15

CREATIVE RETREAT — EASY APPLIQUE AND EMBROIDERY

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

When: 2 p.m. Sunday

Details: Learn fancy cut applique techniques as you decorate two fabric napkins and embellish them with easy embroidery stitches. No sewing experience necessary. All materials and tool use included, but feel free to bring your own patterned cotton fabric. Cost is $25; register at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.

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

MONDAY, Sept. 16

HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS

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

When: 6 p.m. Monday

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

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18

BEGINNING LINDY HOP SWING DANCE

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

When: 7 p.m. Wednesdays through 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

THURSDAY, Sept. 19

UNDERSTANDING YOUR BUSINESS FINANCIALS FOR NON-ACCOUNTANTS

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

When: 9 a.m. Thursday

Details: Learn the importance of good record-keeping and develop a better understanding of the balance sheet, income statement, ratios and how the key financial information fits together. Cost is $25; registration required by Tuesday, Sept. 17, at www.hisbdc.org.

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

FREE BROWN BAG TALK

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

When: Noon on Thursday

Details: This month’s speaker for this Kuikahi Mediation Center series is Kimberly Dark on the topic “Handling Unconscious Bias: Our Own and Others.’” Learn tips to recognize, acknowledge and work with your and others’ deeply engrained stereotypes and how to kindly help when others are acting on them.

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

FREE PIANO LESSONS

Where: Pahoa Community Center, 15-2910 Puna Road, Pahoa

When: 3 p.m. Thursdays through July 10, 2020

Details: Learn to read music, play chords and scales and famous tunes. All ages welcome.

Contact: Susan Tauzer, 982-4300, su_z_t@yahoo.com

FRIDAY, Sept. 20

ISRAEL, THE CHURCH: THE MERGING OF DESTINIES

Where: New Hope Hilo, 840 Kupulau Road, Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. Sept. 21

Details: Bridges to Zion invites the public to attend a seminar with David and Josie Silver of Out Of Zion Ministry based in Carmel, Israel. Friday night will be a shared Shabbat dinner; seminar on Saturday, lunch will be provided. Free, but those interested in attending are asked to register at www.newhopehilo.org/forms/israel-2-day-seminar. Participants can attend either Friday or Saturday or both. A free-will offering will be taken for the Silvers.

Contact: Lester and Susie Chun, 640-0231, hibridgestozion@gmail.com

COMING

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

PAPERCRAFT AND ART CLUB

Where: Ben Franklin Crafts, 333 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: Noon on Sept. 21

Details: Learn how to make your own cards, home decor and other handmade papercraft items. No experience necessary; club suitable for all ages. Cost is $10. All supplies included.

Contact: Joy, 935-0005, cc5462@hmstores.com

CREATIVE RETREAT — MOSAIC VOTIVE CANDLE HOLDER

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

When: 2 p.m. Sept. 21

Details: Learn mosaic basics while creating your own glass mosaic candle votive holder. All materials and tool use included. Cost is $25; register at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.

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

THE SOUND OF SOUL

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

When: Noon on Sept. 22

Details: Come to discover how to create a happier, more contented life in the face of daily challenges. Community event sponsored by Eckankar; all faiths, ages and levels of experiences in life welcome.

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

BON DANCE CLASSES

Where: Hakalau Jodo Mission, 29-2289 Hanamalo Loop, Hakalau

When: 6 p.m. Sept. 24

Details: Second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Exercise and fun — learn older traditional dances, as well as contemporary upbeat dances. Also learn the history and background of the dances. Donation of $5.

Contact: Akiko Masuda, 963-6422, msakiko@hawaii.rr.com

BASIC COMPUTER CLASS

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

When: 2 p.m. Sept. 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

AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE

Where: Hawaii Aging and Disabilities Resource Center, 1055 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: Noon on Sept. 28

Details: Participants will learn valuable defensive driving skills, proven safety strategies, how to stay current with the latest driving technologies, current rules of the road specific to your community and how to manage and accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. Many participants could be eligible for a multiyear insurance discount after taking the course. Open to drivers of all ages. Cost is $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members. Register by calling or texting the number below; leave your name, telephone number and email address.

Contact: Steven Skinner, 503-201-7830, sfsneuro@gmail.com

UV RESIN JEWELRY AND CHARMS CLASS

Where: Ben Franklin Crafts, 333 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: Noon on Sept. 28

Details: Learn how to use UV resin with wires, bezels and molds to create your own unique handmade jewelry or charms. No experience necessary; class suitable for beginners and intermediate students. Cost is $12. All supplies included.

Contact: Joy, 935-0005, cc5462@hmstores.com

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

CREATIVE RETREAT — WOOD PUMPKIN TRIO

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

When: 2 p.m. Oct. 5

Details: Create an adorable trio of wood pumpkins (4 inch, 8 inch, 12 inch) for indoor or outdoor Halloween and Thanksgiving decor. All materials and tool use provided. Cost is $30. Register at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.

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

CREATIVE RETREAT — MELT AND POUR HOLIDAY SOAPS

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

When: 2 p.m. Oct. 12

Details: Learn melt-and-pour techniques while making a set of colored and scented jack-o-lantern soaps. All materials and tool use included. Cost is $25. Register at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.

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

CREATIVE RETREAT — ACRYLIC PAINT POURING

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

When: 2 p.m. Oct. 26 and 29 and Nov. 2

Details: This popular series returns with fun, new acrylic paint pouring techniques to create abstract paintings. No paint brush required. Create four unique pieces. Cost is $45. Register at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.

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

CREATIVE RETREAT — PAINTED BATH FIZZIES

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

When: 2 p.m. Nov. 9

Details: Learn to make your own scented bath fizzies and decorate them with mica paints for your home spa experience or as gifts. Cost is $20. Register at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.

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

Clubs

TODAY, Sept. 14

DAV CHAPTER NO. 6 HILO (DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS)

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

When: 9 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 ORCHID SOCIETY

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

When: 1:30 p.m. today

Details: James Rose, owner of Cal-Orchid in Santa Barbara, Calif., will speak about his 10 favorite orchids. Public welcome. Free.

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

HILO WOMAN’S CLUB AFTERNOON OF ALOHA

Where: HWC Clubhouse, 7 Lele St., Hilo

When: 3 p.m. today

Details: An afternoon full of friendship, light refreshments, entertainment and more, featuring highlights about the club, community projects and history. Members, guests and the community are invited.

Contact: Andrea, 935-9838, office@hilowomansclub.org

TUESDAY, Sept. 17

ORCHIDLAND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

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

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Board meeting. Orchidland lot owners encouraged to attend.

Contact: Barbara Arthurs, 966-6141, babsarthurs@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18

HGEA RETIREES’ HAWAII CHAPTER

Where: 495 Manono Street, Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Wednesday

Details: General membership quarterly meeting. Newly elected president Evelyn Togashi will introduce new officers, directors and committee chairs for 2019-21. Discussion on new meeting start time. Political action calendar, membership, speakers forum, telephone tree reorganization, Mahie Trask, unit administrator report. Iris Higa with the county Department of Parks and Recreation Elderly Recreation Program, also will present information about program classes, senior activities and events.

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

COMING

HAWAI`I LOA CHAPTER, DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

Where: West Hawaii Civic Center, Council Chambers, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Kailua-Kona

When: 10 a.m. Sept. 21

Details: Regular chapter meeting. Will be celebrating Constitution Week (Sept. 17-23). The meeting will feature highlights from Continental Congress 2019, committee updates, installation of new members, community service for National Day of Service on Oct. 11 and NSDAR Day of Prayer on Oct. 13, nominating an Outstanding DAR Service for Veterans Volunteer and an Outstanding Junior Member, and much more.

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

AMERICAN LEGION POST 3

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

When: 4 p.m. Oct. 3

Details: Monthly meetings first Thursday of each month. Celebrating 100 years of the American Legion, 1919-2019. The post has lots of activities planned for the year. Come plan and celebrate with post members.

Contact: Cmdr. Jeno Enocencio, 542-8666, pointman_jeno@msn.com

LITTLE BIG TOTS FOUNDATION TRUMP CARD GAME CHARITY FUNDRAISER

Where: Hilo

When: 2 p.m. Nov. 24

Details: Check in is at 1 p.m. All proceeds will be used toward the issuing of registration scholarships for youth. Win some great prizes and enjoy the classic Hawaiian-style game of trumps. Register your team at https://form.jotform.com/Kountrygirl24/trumpfundraiser

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

Health

COMING

EXPLORING ACCUPRESSURE

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

When: 9 a.m. 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

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

NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP

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

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 27

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

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

NAMIWALKS BIG ISLAND 5K FOR MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

Where: Liliuokalani Gardens, Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Oct. 12

Details: Hosted by the National Alliance for Mental Illness. Check in and registration at 8 a.m. at pavilion next to the Japanese tea house. This free, fun and healthy event is open to all ages, residents and visitors alike. Donations to NAMI-Big Island provide education and support programs for those living with a mental health condition and their families. Register and donate at namiwalks.org/bigisland, or call the number below.

Contact: Susan McGovern, 238-0074, susan_mcgovern@hotmail.com

Just for Keiki

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18

UNRAVELING THE PUZZLE OF THE SEVEN SHAPES

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

When: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday

Details: Bring your ohana for a hands-on, folding, forming, cutting adventure. Use your creations to tell stories using animation and theatre. Participants will learn new techniques involving color, beauty and imagination. For kids of all ages; ages 4-7 are welcome to participate with an adult.

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

INTERNATIONAL DOT DAY: CELEBRATING A CHILD’S IMAGINATION

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

When: 2:30 p.m. Wednesday

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

COMING

READING TAILS: READ TO PIERRE

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

When: Noon on Sept. 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

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

‘OHANA HO’OKOA FAMILY STRENGTHENING

Where: Island of Hawaii YMCA, 300 W. Lanikaula St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Oct. 12

Details: Presented by East Hawaii Coalition to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect. Free family event, family fun, water slide, shave ice, free food, arts and crafts, information booths and family strengthening tips and awareness.

Contact: Kaikea Blakemore, 965-5550, Kaikea@neighborhoodplace.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, Sept. 14

STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 8:45 a.m. today, Friday and Sept. 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

SUNDAY, Sept. 15

TREE PLANTING – MALAMA ‘AINA DAY

Where: Meet at Koa‘ekea (Waipio Vally Lookout)

When: 10 a.m. Sunday and Sept. 22

Details: Caring for the land (and climate) with native and beneficial trees. Bring sunscreen, hats, water, snacks and aloha. RSVP by emailing the address below.

Contact: Kulia Potter, pohahaikalani@gmail.com

THURSDAY, Sept. 19

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

SIXTH ANNUAL KA‘U COFFEE TRAIL RUN

Where: Ka‘u Coffee Mill, 96-2694 Wood Valley Road, Pahala

When: 6:30 a.m. Sept. 21

Details: Features distances from half-marathon (21 km), 10K and 5K. Register online at either https://okaukakou.org or www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=166020.

Contact: Jay Starbird, 805-798-2360, okaukakou.org.events@gmail.com

HAWAII ISLAND GOLF ASSOCIATION ANNUAL SIX-PERSON TEAM GOLF TOURNAMENT

Where: Hilo Municipal Golf Course, 340 Haihai St., Hilo

When: 7 a.m. Sept. 29

Details: Entry blanks can be picked up at the pro shop. Cost is $120 per team. Entry fee includes team prizes, closest-to-the-pin competitions and bento lunch. Cart rental fees not included. Limited to the first 24 teams; deadline to enter is Tuesday, Sept. 24.

Contact: Victor Vierra, 960-2166, vvvierra@msn.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

SUNDAY, Sept. 15

COMMUNITY BREAKFAST

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

When: 9 a.m. Sunday

Details: Sausage, scrambled eggs, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, fruit cocktail, tea and coffee for a donation of $8 for adults, $5 for children 7-12. Children 6 and younger are free. All welcome.

Contact: Freda Hart, 964-7031, fredahart85@gmail.com

FRIDAY, Sept. 20

SPAGHETTI DINNER AND BINGO

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

When: 6 p.m. Friday

Details: An all-you-can-eat affair with your choice of of meat or veggie sauce. Dinner includes garlic bread, salad, desserts and coffee; other beverages can be purchased. Bingo is played for groceries; multiple winners each game.

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

COMING

SWINGING SATURDAY

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

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 21

Details: The Tin Pan Alleycats return to Hilo, playing and singing the hits of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. Hosted by the Hilo Hep Cats, who will teach a half-hour beginners swing-dance lesson at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 at the door and includes the lesson.

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

Performances

TODAY, Sept. 14

17TH ANNUAL MUSICAL NOSTALGIA KARAOKE CONCERT

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

When: 2 p.m. today

Details: Concert featuring some of the Big Island’s most talented vocalists, along with special guest artist Dennis Oshiro from Honolulu. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, and can be purchased at KTA Puainako and Downtown, Kamana Senior Center, Hilo Daijingu and Asami’s Kitchen. Proceeds will benefit the Hawaii Japanese Center.

Contact: Arnold Hiura, 256-7193, ano@hawaii.rr.com

AVERAGE JOE BAND/BOBBY RENO BAND/BRIDGE BAND

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

When: 6:30 p.m. today

Details: Three bands for the price of one. Cover charge just $5.

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

TUESDAY, Sept. 17

HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE BANDSTAND

Where: Mooheau Bandstand, 329 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Tuesday

Details: Free. This week, Ricky Alaniz and hula maiden Noe Noe Kekaualua perform. On Sept. 24 our lively Halau Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna return. All are welcome.

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

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18

KANAKA TREE IN CONCERT

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday

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

FRIDAY, Sept. 20

“CRAZY: AN AERIAL JAZZ CABARET”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Friday; 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

AVERAGE JOES AT THE 69TH ANNUAL HAWAII COUNTY FAIR

Where: Hawaii County Fair, Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium, 323 Manono St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Details: Hilo’s high energy pop/rock/Top 40 experience hits the stage. Check out the Average Joes FB page for more details.

Contact: Ryan Sabate, 854-4173, ultrazone777@msn.com

COMING

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

DINNER AND A SHOW: “THE MUSTANG”

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

When: 5 p.m. Sept. 30

Details: Roman Coleman, a convict in prison who struggles to escape his past, rediscovers his own humanity in gentling an especially unbreakable mustang, Marcus. Free; proceeds from dinner benefit the library. Reservations required. Cost for dinner is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children.

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

All Kine Stuffs

TODAY, Sept. 14

STABLES SWAP MEET

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

When: 8 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

NATIONAL DRIVE ELECTRIC WEEK EVENT

Where: KTA Super Stores, 65-1158 Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Will be hosted in the Waimea Center parking area behind KTA. This is a great opportunity to meet other electric car owners, learn about electric car benefits and ownership experiences and see the latest electric cars. Representatives from local electric car dealers will be in attendance to share information about their latest electric cars. Members of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby and special guest speakers also will be at this event.

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

F.O.L.K. BOOK SALE

Where: Kailua-Kona Public Library lanai, 75-138 Hualalai Road, Kailua-Kona

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Proceeds help support special programs and the needs of the Kona libraries. Teachers receive special discounts with their official school ID, and F.O.L.K. members receive a 20% discount. As always, volunteers are welcome. Book donations are accepted at the library.

Contact: Ken Guerra, 322-0077 folk@folkhawaii.com

RAINBOW FRIENDS ANIMAL SANCTUARY ADOPTION EVENT

Where: Aloha Pawz, 697 Manono St., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. today

Details: Come on out for some canine snuggles and meet your new best friend.

Contact: Kathy, 982-5110, kathy@rainbowfriends.org

JACINDA ANGELSBERG

Where: Basically Books, 1672 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: Noon today

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

MONDAY, Sept. 16

SALARY COMMISSION MEETING

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

When: 10 a.m. Monday

Details: Agenda includes approval of minutes of Aug. 15 and discussion and action regarding the 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

TUESDAY, Sept. 17

RECYCLE HAWAII: WHAT’S UP WITH WASTE?

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

When: 5 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Q&A session that will provide updates on recycling and waste for Hilo as well as facts on waste, where it’s from and its environmental impact. Get answers to your questions.

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

FREE CLIMATE FILMS FOR CLIMATE STRIKERS

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

When: 5 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Sign making welcome; bring your supplies and get informed, connected and ready for Climate Week from Sept. 20-27.

Contact: Phaethon Keeney, honokaapeople@yahoo.com

NEW DISCOVERIES IN HAWAII LAVA TUBES.

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

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

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18

FREE MOVIE NIGHT: “CHRISTOPHER ROBIN”

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

When: 4:30 p.m. Wednesday

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

THURSDAY, Sept. 19

100 YEARS OF WALDORF AND NEW GO/LIBRARY BUILDING CELEBRATION

Where: Malamalama Waldorf School, 15-1834 Makuu Drive, Keaau

When: 11 a.m. Thursday

Details: Celebration will include the blessing of our new GO/Library Building, schoolwide open house, student performances, entertainment, food and a community potluck. Free.

Contact: Sherry Barnes, 982-7701, Info@hawaiiwaldorf.org

“CLIMATE ACTION IN THE PACIFIC”

Where: UH-Hilo, Student Services Center, Room W-201, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Thursday

Details: A discussion about some of the actions Pacific communities are taking to combat climate change. This presentation is the first in this year’s International Speaker Series sponsored by the UH-Hilo International Student Services Program and the United Nations Association-USA-Hawai’i Island Chapter. Call 932-7467 for more information.

Contact: Ruth E. Robison, 935-7991, rrobison@hawaii.edu

FRIDAY, Sept. 20

HILO HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1964 REUNION

Where: Hilo

When: Various times and locations Friday through Sept. 22

Details: For complete information, contact Dennis Miyashiro at 935-3890 or dmiyashiro @atlasinsurance.com

Contact: Rosemary Kawamoto, 938-7719, rnkawamoto@gmail.com

COMING

NATIONAL DRIVE ELECTRIC WEEK EVENT

Where: The Home Depot, 380 Makaala St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Sept. 21

Details: Will be hosted in the Waimea Center parking area behind KTA. This is a great opportunity to meet other electric car owners, learn about electric car benefits and ownership experiences and see the latest electric cars. Representatives from local electric car dealers will be in attendance to share information about their latest electric cars. Members of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby and special guest speakers also will be at this event.

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

HAWAII ISLAND ALL NATIONS POWWOW 2019

Where: Keaukaha Hawaiian Village

When: 10 a.m. Sept. 21-22

Details: Native arts and crafts, intertribal dances, Native American frybread, community information booths and more. Bring your pop up tents, chairs and share the day with us.

Contact: Rudy Webster, 968-1591, hawaiipowwow@hotmail.com

PEACE DAY PARADE AND FESTIVAL

Where: Honokaa

When: 11 a.m. Sept. 21

Details: The schedule includes activities for drummers, book lovers, musicians and dancers, young artists, churches and anyone who wants to celebrate their ethnic culture as part of the fun. The main event, the Peace Day Parade, opens the day’s festivities. The parade ends at the Honokaa County Sports Complex, which is where the Peace Day Festival takes place, starting at noon. The event includes food booths, a silent auction, taiko drummers, magic, community bon dancing and live music. Admission is free and all are welcome. To apply to participate in the Parade, or for a festival booth, visit www.peacedayparade.org. Volunteers and contributions are welcome and encouraged. For information, visit www.peacedayparade.orgor email info@peacedayparade.org. In addition, a free community meal will be served at 11 a.m. Sept. 21 at Honokaa People’s Theater.

Contact: Peace Committee, 339-8903, catherinetarleton@gmail.com

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

CLIMATE EMERGENCY AND GREEN NEW DEAL TALK STORY

Where: Hamakua Harvest Farmers Market, 44-2600 Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea

When: 1 p.m. Sept. 22

Details: Come catch up about what’s happening locally, statewide, nationally and internationally to tackle the climate crisis and create climate justice.

Contact: Climate Strike Hawaii Island, climatestrikehawaii@gmail.com

MEET THE DIRECTOR

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

When: 6 p.m. Sept. 23

Details: Meet Kurt Rix, new director for Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School. He will discuss his previous educational experiences and current priorities for LCPCS, as well as provide a brief presentation on the significance of extracurricular reading for elementary students and its impact on their development. Light refreshments will be served.

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

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

GET INFORMATION ABOUT THE COUNTY PAPAALOA ELDERLY HOUSING EXPANSION

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

When: 6 p.m. Sept. 26

Details: Big Island Housing Foundation and Hawaii Island Community Development Corp. are coordinating new construction to replace 10 aged senior rental units and a community center, and add an additional 10 senior rental units in Papaaloa.

Contact: Jeremy McComber, 319-2428, jeremy.hicdc@gmail.com

RE-FASHION CLOTHING SWAP

Where: Moxie Fitness, 830 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 2 p.m. Sept. 28

Details: Bring washed, gently worn clothing (women’s, men’s, kid’s) in your own bag or box. Receive 1 credit per piece. Pay $2 participation fee to shop for new-to-you clothing and checkout with your credits. Do not bring torn or stained clothing, underwear, jewelry, household items, furniture, home decor, sheets, towels, toys or shoes. Wear a swimsuit under your clothing to use a community fitting room. Non-swapped clothing will be donated to local nonprofit charities.

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

WIPE OUT DIAPER NEED

Where: Umeke’s Fish Market Bar & Grill, 74-5563 Kaiwi St., Kailua-Kona

When: 4 p.m. Sept. 28

Details: Fundraising event. Support the keiki of Hawaii during National Diaper Need Awareness Week. Cost to attend is $65 for adults, $15 for keiki ages 3-18. Tickets include unlimited food and drinks, entertainment and fun keiki activities. Silent auction and diaper drive also slated. Bring a pack of diapers or wipes for a chance to win some great prizes. For tickets and list of drop-off locations, visit www.hawaiidiaperbank.org.

Contact: Jessica Histo, 385-1167, jessica@hawaiidiaperbank.org

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

“THE HUMAN ELEMENT”

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

When: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11

Details: From wildfires to hurricanes, deep below the earth and high above the atmosphere, James Balog uses his camera to reveal how the four elements are impacting everyday Americans. Free screening to be followed by a panel discussion with local climate leaders.

Contact: Ron Rielly, 967-8603, rrcomm@hawaii.rr.com

2019 UH PAMANTASAN CONFERENCE

Where: Hawaii Community College Manono Campus cafeteria, 1175 Manono St., Hilo

When: 8 a.m. Oct. 18

Details: The conference signifies the important role HCC, its sister institutions and the community play in advancing the aspirations of Filipino students and their higher learning experiences. This year’s conference theme is “SULONG! SULONG!” which means to move forward or advance. Conference topics will focus on Filipino education gaps and action steps to address the needs of Filipino students in the University of Hawaii system. The keynote address will be given by Kevin Nadal, professor of psychology and leading scholar on microaggressions, Filipino-American identity and LGBTQ issues in the U.S. In commemoration of October’s Filipino American History Month, there also will be a student track on Filipino indigenous history and culture featuring Lane Wilcken, author and cultural practitioner of the ancient arts of the Philippines with an emphasis on indigenous hand-tap tattoos as a spiritual practice. Participants must register in advance. Space is limited; register at https://pamantasanconference2019.wordpress.com/registration.

Contact: Jeanne Batallones, 934-2558, sulong19@hawaii.edu

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: 5 p.m. Tuesdays and 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, viviansuet@hotmail.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

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

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

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 (will be on a two-week break after Sept. 12)

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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