Calendar for September 28

Arts & Exhibits

TODAY, Sept. 28

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LINUS AND JANE CHAO ART EXHIBITION

Where: One Gallery, 186 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. daily through Monday

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

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

MONDAY, Sept. 30

COGAN ART DISPLAY

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

When: Regular library hours Monday

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

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

FRIDAY, Oct. 4

31ST ANNUAL “THE TRASH SHOW: HAWAII ARTIST RECYCLE” GALA

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Friday; show on exhibit through Oct. 25 during regular center hours

Details: Opening will be followed by a multimedia presentation, “An Exploration of Light, Sound and Spirit.” This is a presentation of music and projected Imagery by Ken Goodrich of Hawaii Photo Retreat. Free and open to the public. Regular EHCC gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Contact Name: EHCC, 961-5711, admin@ehcc.org

COMING

OHANA LEHUA BONSAI CLUB

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

When: 9 a.m. Oct. 12

Details: Come view the bonsai show or take a class. Show will run until 3 p.m. Beginner class: 9:30-10:30 a.m.; plant will be provided. Returning students: 1-2 p.m; you must bring your plant from home. Space is limited; sign up is necessary. To register, visit or call the reference desk at 933-8890.

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

SPINNING AND WEAVING DEMONSTRATION

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

When: 10 a.m. Oct. 12

Details: Looms, spinning wheels and other items will be available for the public to try. Members of the Hawaii Handweavers Hui Big Island Chapter will be available to guide and teach participants about these crafts. Spinning and Weaving Week is Oct. 7-13. Join weavers, spinners, dyers and basket makers around the world in celebration of our common heritage.

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

VOLCANO VILLAGE ART STUDIO TOUR AND SALE

Where: Volcano Village

When: 10 a.m. Nov. 29-Dec. 1

Details: The Volcano Village Artists Hui hosts the 33rd annual Art Studio Tour and Sale. Visitors are invited to meet the artists in their studios and see artworks in a wide variety of media. New this year, there will be demonstrations of art making at each of the studios on Sunday, Dec. 1. A special drawing for pieces contributed by the artists will be held the last day of the event. Maps to the six studio locations will be available at businesses in Volcano Village as well as at www.VolcanoVillageArtistsHui.com.

Contact: Emily Herb, 987-3472, eherb@hawaii.rr.com

Classes

TODAY, Sept. 28

AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE

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

When: Noon today

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 today

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

COMEDY WORKSHOP

Where: Kukuau Studio, 43-D Kukuau St., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. today

Details: Here’s your chance to become a comedian. Bring ideas and jokes, refine your set with feedback, hear what other comics are doing, get more ideas and perform your set at a comedy show. Cost is $10. Comedy show is slated for 6 p.m. Oct. 5; cost is $10. Suitable for adults only.

Contact: Bub Pratt, 464-3388, kukuaustudio@gmail.com

SUNDAY, Sept. 29

BOTTLE FEEDING KITTENS AND PUPPIES

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

When: 1 p.m. Sunday

Details: Learn how to care for unweaned baby animals, providing warmth, “toilet” training, treating for worms and fleas and socializing. Also learn what equipment you need and where to get it. A network of caregivers provides support and backup, so you are never on your own.

Contact: Elaine Partlow, 281-9895, goldenfeatherjewelry@gmail.com

TUESDAY, Oct. 1

PUNA WRITERS’ WORKSHOPS FALL SESSIONS

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

When: 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 3 or Thursdays through Dec. 5

Details: Cost for entire 10 weeks is $90. Bring your work, read aloud and get constructive feedback or learn the nuts and bolts of how to write a compelling character-driven piece. There also is also a Hilo class at 4 p.m. Fridays. Contact the person below to register or for more information.

Contact: Dawn Hurwitz, 965-9600, dawnhurwitz@mac.com

LIFE DRAWING WITH THE HILO ARTISTS HUI

Where: Kukuau Studio, 43-D Kukuau St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: Open to all. Children younger than 18 years old must provide permission from a parent to attend. Cost is $10 per person. Arrive a few minutes early. 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. Bring a drawing board or easel; 11-by-14-inch or larger pad of paper is recommended. All mediums are fine to use. If you wish to paint using traditional oils you must use a low odor, artist-grade solvent.

Contact: Robert Weiss, 557-0097

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2

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

BIG ISLAND BALLROOM DANCE CLUB CLASSES

Where: Church of the Holy Cross, 440 W. Lanikaula St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 27

Details: No partner necessary. Learn the samba, foxtrot and cha cha. Membership fee is $8; each class is $6 for the whole quarter. Registration begins at 6:50 p.m. The Christmas Dinner-Dance is slated Dec. 7 at Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale in Hilo.

Contact: Judy, 935-1433

THURSDAY, Oct. 3

SENIOR LECTURES

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

When: 10 a.m. Thursdays through Dec. 12

Details: The Kamana Senior Center Senior Lectures start the fall session. The 10 weeks will feature an exciting lineup of nine speakers and a Christmas lunch on Dec. 12. This week, Diane Blanchard will speak about her adventure on the Hokule’a. Cost is $10 for the entire fall session. Arrive early to register.

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

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

COMING

FABULOUS FABRIC FUN

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

When: 9:30 a.m. Oct. 5

Details: Enjoy a full day of textile fun with four creative textile artists and quilters. Cost for the full day is $75; all materials are included. Bring your hand-sewing kit that includes a thimble, thread snips and paper scissors. No machines are needed. Bring a brown bag lunch. To register, call VAC or visit www. volcanoartcenter.org.

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

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

LINDY HOP CLASSES WITH JEREMY OTTH

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

When: Noon on Oct. 5

Details: Otth is a member of the California Swing Dance Hall of Fame. Three one-hour classes, starting with “Beyond the Basics” (beginner friendly) at noon, “Swingout Utopia” at 1:15 p.m. and “Smooth!” at 2:45 p.m. Each class is $15 if paid by Tuesday, Oct. 1, or $20 at the door. Discounts for multiple classes. No partner needed.

Contact: Andrea Gill, 959-8216, hilohepcats@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

MASTER GARDENER PROGRAM

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

When: 6 p.m. Oct. 7

Details: The mission of the University of Hawaii Master Gardener Program is to provide unbiased research-based information and sustainable management practices in tropical horticulture suitable for home gardens, local landscapes, urban environments and the community. Get information about how to sign up for the Master Gardening Program and upcoming dates for classes. Big Island Master Gardener accomplishments will also be shared.

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

ADVANCED HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE, DO YOU HAVE ONE?

Where: Aging and Disabilty Resouce Center, 1055 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Oct. 8

Details: Monthly through December in Hilo. Free. This document conveys your end-of-life wishes. No lawyer is needed. This document allows loved ones not to have to guess what you want if you can no longer speak for yourself because of illness or accident. Bring the names of two people who will be your “agents,” with addresses, phone numbers and email addresses. Bring your family and loved ones to learn about this very important topic. To register, call Tony Kent at 292-4559 or Amy Hamane at 935-1500.

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

BON DANCE CLASSES

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

When: 6 p.m. Oct. 8 and 22

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 CLASSES

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

When: 2 p.m. Oct. 10 and 24

Details: Hands-on class. Learn how to use a computer more effectively to improve your life in the digital age. Meets 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

PASTEL ON-SITE LANDSCAPE PAINTING

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

When: 9 a.m. Oct. 12

Details: Enjoy the outdoors and take your painting beyond the four walls of a classroom. Get step-by-step instruction in a proven rotational method for success, starting with form and fill, moving to value of black and white, then color. Your own natural style is brought to the surface. All materials will be supplied along with guidance and inspiration for your creative journey. Students will complete one 9-by-12-inch project. Weather permitting, the workshop will take place outdoors. Cost is $50, $45 for VAC members, plus a $15 fee per person, inclusive of supplies. Beginner and intermediate artists welcome. To register, call VAC or visit www. volcanoartcenter.org.

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

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

HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW SERIES: GROWING VIREYA IN HAWAII

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

When: 4:30 p.m. Oct. 15

Details: Vireya are semi-tropical rhododendron that do not need cold to set buds and repeat bloom throughout the year. Hawaii has areas where vireya do very well because of our acidic and porous volcanic soil. Hilo, Puna, Volcano and Waimea are examples of areas where vireya thrive.

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

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. Oct. 19

Details: Learn the basics of mushroom cultivation. Also discover the health benefits of different edible and medicinal fungi in Hawaii. Cost is $55 for VAC members, $60 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. Each participant will depart with a shiitake mushroom log kit as well as a King Stropharia mushroom kit. To register, call VAC or visit www. volcanoartcenter.org.

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

PAINT YOUR OWN SILK SCARF

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

When: 9 a.m. Oct. 26

Details: Paint your own 8-by-53-inch scarf using three colors of your choice, which will create many more colors on the silk. Beginner and intermediate artists welcome. Cost is $50, or $45 for VAC members, plus a $15 fee per person inclusive of supplies. To register, call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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

KIMCHI AND KOMBUCHA/JUN MAKING WORKSHOP

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

When: 10 a.m. Oct. 26

Details: Learn the basics of culturing cabbage and various vegetables into probiotic-rich kimchi as well as how to make your own kombucha and jun. Each participant will take home their own finished products. Cost is $60, or $55 for VAC members, plus a $15 fee inclusive of supplies. All supplies and organic ingredients will be provided. Pre-registration is required. To register, call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org. No cooking skills necessary.

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

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

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS – DAY OF THE DEAD

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

When: 3 p.m. Oct. 31

Details: Craft workshop. Participants cut and fold masks to create a memorial space to honor their ohana that passed on.

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

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

HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW SERIES: THE RIGHT AND WRONG WAY TO GROW ORCHIDS

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

When: 4:30 p.m. Nov. 12

Details: Learn about how orchids grow in nature and how that helps understand the right way to grow them. Even if you are an experienced grower, you’ll be entertained by the songs and videos in this multi-media presentation.

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

Clubs

TODAY, Sept. 28

MARINE CORPS LEAGUE MEETING

Where: VFW Post, 74-5543 Kaiwai St., Suite 185A, Kailua-Kona

When: 11 a.m. today

Details: All Marines and Navy Corpsmen (serving, retired or reserve) and their spouses are invited to join the Camp Tarawa Detachment #1255 of the MCL at our monthly business meeting and social hour. Dress is resort casual.

Contact Name: Dale Ross, 322-2172

RHODODENDRON SOCIETY WORKSHOP: REGISTERING A NEW HYBRID VIREYA

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

When: Noon today

Details: Final workshop in a free series about rhododendron culture. Potluck followed by workshop at 1 p.m. Participants will fill out an application to the national society for the registration of a new hybrid. Some chapter business followed by a plant auction and free truss giveaway will follow the workshop. All welcome; no charge.

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

THURSDAY, Oct. 3

AMERICAN LEGION POST 3

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

When: 4 p.m. Thursday

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

COMING

HILO VIKING ROBOTICS CAMP EUREKA

Where: Hilo High School, 556 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 8 a.m. Oct. 7-11

Details: A great way to get keiki involved with science, technology, engineering and mathematics at a young age. The camp is all about robots, engineering and fun. Apply At Hilovikingrobotics.com.

Contact: Corbin Warmbier, 494-4767, Hilovikingrobotics@gmail.com

DAV CHAPTER NO. 6 HILO (DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS)

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

When: 11 a.m. Oct. 12

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

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

TODAY, Sept. 28

EXPLORING ACCUPRESSURE

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

When: 9 a.m. today

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

THE BIG ISLE COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROJECT FOR THE COMMUNITIES IMPACTED BY THE KILAUEA ERUPTION

Where: Pahoa Community Center, 15-3022 Kauhale St., Pahoa

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Bentos provided. Informal talk and discussion about where folks are now and practical education about common reactions after a natural disaster and ways people cope. Additional resource sheets with information about accessing care, including telecare, also will be provided.

Contact: Hawaii Psychiatric Medical Association, 536-7705, office@hawaiipsychiatry.org

COMING

WATER DISINFECTION

Where: Uncle Tilo’s Water Catchment Services, 15-2670 Pahoa Village Road, Paho

When: 10 a.m. Oct. 5

Details: Free education. Talk story about “Clean Water for our Community.” Whether you’re on municipal water or rainwater catchment, this event is a great opportunity to learn more about water disinfection and conservation.

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

COLLEGE OF PHARMACY 11TH ANNUAL HEALTH FAIR

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

When: 10 a.m. Oct. 12

Details: Features educational health care booths and health screenings, including HIV, blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index tests. Vaccinations for influenza, mumps, measles, rubella, shingles and much more provided by CVS Pharmacy. Booths throughout the mall will feature community organizations, live demonstrations, entertainment and prizes.

Contact: Tracey Niimi, 932-7139, tniimi@hawaii.edu

OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP

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

When: 11:30 a.m. Oct. 19

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, Sept. 28

ART JOURNALING FOR TEENS AND TWEENS

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

When: 1 p.m. today

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

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2

NINTENDO SUPER NES GAME DAY FOR TEENS AND TWEENS

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

When: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and Nov. 13

Details: Come try the new Nintendo Super NES classic edition video game console. Two players can play at one time; bring your gaming partner or meet a new one. Free and open to ages 11-17.

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

COMING

READ TO MOCHI

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

When: 11:30 a.m. Oct. 5

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

MOVIE MATINEE: “GOOSEBUMPS 2: HAUNTED HALLOWEEN”

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

When: 1:30 p.m. Oct. 5

Details: Start the month with some Halloween fun. Two boys unleash Halloween monster mayhem when they open a mysterious locked book they found in an old abandoned house, including witches, werewolves and giant gummy bears.

Contact: Gretchen Andrews, 933-8890, ldssevents@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

READING TAILS: READ TO PIERRE

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

When: Noon on Oct. 12

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

HALLOWEEN CRAFT FOR KIDS

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

When: 1 p.m. Oct. 12

Details: Make Halloween-themed spiders. Free and suitable for children ages 5 and older. All supplies provided.

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

BOOK OR TREAT

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

When: Noon on Oct. 30-31

Details: Children and teens are invited to fill out a book review about their favorite spooky or silly Halloween-themed book. If you don’t have a favorite, ask for a recommendation! Book review forms can be picked up at the children’s reference desk. Upon submitting your review, pick up your treat.

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

GALAXY GOO

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

When: 1:30 p.m. Nov. 6

Details: Children are invited for this fun and creative hands-on activity that will include the use of glue, baking soda and glitter to create a special slime. Free; intended for children ages 5-13.

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

Outdoors

TODAY, Sept. 28

STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 8:45 a.m. today

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. 29

HAWAII ISLAND GOLF ASSOCIATION ANNUAL SIX-PERSON TEAM GOLF TOURNAMENT

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

When: 7 a.m. Sunday

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

THURSDAY, Oct. 3

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

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

FRIDAY, Oct. 4

STEAK/FISH DINNER

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

When: 6 p.m. Friday

Details: Prepared on the outdoor grill. Steak or fish entree includes rice, baked potato, salad, deserts and coffee/tea. Other beverages can be purchased. Entertainment provided for your enjoyment. Cost to guests of the Eagles is $10.

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

COMING

SWINGING SATURDAY WITH JEREMY OTTH

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

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 5

Details: Class and party with Otth, a member of the California Swing Dance Hall of Fame. Class in jazz movement followed by two hours of social dancing to swing, jazz and blues music. Cost is $15 if paid by Tuesday, Oct. 1, or $20 at the door. Party only is on a sliding scale, $8-$15. No partner needed.

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

Performances

SUNDAY, Sept. 29

“HONEYLAND”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 2:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday

Details: A honey booth will be set up in the lobby prior to screenings Monday, Friday and Sept. 29. Try samples and purchase a variety of honey harvested on the Big Island. Not rated. Documentary/drama. Hatidze lives with her ailing mother in the mountains of Macedonia, making a living cultivating honey using ancient beekeeping traditions. When an unruly family moves in nextdoor, what at first seems like a balm for her solitude becomes a source of tension as they, too, want to practice beekeeping, while disregarding her advice.

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

FAMILY TIME, AN OPEN MIC WITH REALITY RAN

Where: Kukuau Studio, 43-D Kukuau St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Sundays

Details: Donations welcome. All ages, all styles, all mediums, all levels, all love. Bring your instrument and a heart to share. Free.

Contact: Bub Pratt, 464-3388, kukuaustudio@gmail.com

MONDAY, Sept. 30

DINNER AND A SHOW: “THE MUSTANG”

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

When: 5 p.m. Monday

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

TUESDAY, Oct. 1

HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE BANDSTAND

Where: Mooheau Park Bandstand, 329 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Tuesdays

Details: Free hour of Hawaiian music and hula. Christy Leinaala Lassiter and friends entertain this week, Puna’s Na Wahine a me Na Kane Laulima O Hawaii performs Oct. 8, The Hula Sisters enliven the bandstand Oct. 15, Hilo’s own Halau Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna entertains Oct. 22 and The lovely Hula Sisters return Oct. 29.

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

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2

HAWAII WRITERS GUILD WRITERS’ VOICES AUTHORS READING

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

When: 6 p.m. Wednesday

Details: An evening of original readings by guild members. Readers this month include Jim Gibbons from Waimea, Carla Orellana from Hawi, Donna Maltz from North Kohala and Carol McMillan, soon to be from Waimea. Semi-monthly readings are free and open to the public. Pictures and stories of past readings are posted at www.hawaiiwritersguild.com/guild-news.html.

Contact: Joy Fisher, 238-0551, jfisher979@yahoo.ca

SOYEON KATE LEE AND RAN DANK, PIANO

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

When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday

Details: The Hawaii Concert Society’s 58th season opens with this concert by these world-renowned pianists. The artists will perform music for solo and four hands by Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Granados, Schubert and Mendelssohn. Tickets at the usual outlets and at the door.

Contact: Tom Geballe, 959-4064, tgeballe@gmasil.com

COMING

THE JEFF GAETH QUARTET

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

When: 6 p.m. Oct. 5

Details: Live jazz. No cover charge.

Contact: 965-6644, jeffgaeth@jeffgaeth.com

JAZZ IN THE FOREST

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 12

Details: The evening features Jean Pierre Thoma and the Jazztones with Autumn Leaves and Jeannine Guillory-Kane. Tickets are $20 for VAC members, $25 for non-members. Ticketholders will be able to purchase beer, wine and pupus. Tickets are available at www.volcanoartcenter.org, at VAC’s administration office in Volcano Village and the VAC Gallery in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The last day to purchase tickets online is Oct. 11.

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

All Kine Stuffs

TODAY, Sept. 28

FREE SPAY/NEUTER CAT CLINIC

Where: The Stables, 15-859 Kahakai Boulevard, Pahoa

When: 7 a.m. today; 8 a.m. Sunday

Details: Registration and details at www.hphhawaii.org. Limited to 100 cats Sept. 28 and 50 Sept. 29. If you do not have access to the internet, call and leave message at the number below. All cats welcome; kittens should weigh 2 pounds. Clinic volunteers and donations are needed and welcome. Final clinic of the year.

Contact: Clinic Coordinator, 968-8279, paws@hphhawaii.org

CINDER SALE

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

When: 9 a.m. today; 7 a.m. Oct. 5

Details: Pick up your black cinder. Cost is $4 per bag. Second day is during the Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Women Association rummage sale.

Contact: Robin Sato, 936-7179, punahongwanjipeaceday@gmail.com

HAWAII COUNTY DRAFT GENERAL PLAN TOPIC WORKSHOPS

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

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Land Use topic workshop from 9 a.m.-noon; Economy topic workshop from 1-4 p.m. The Planning Department will provide an overview of the draft General Plan and deliver brief presentations on key sections of the plan. Attendees will explore focused sections of the draft. During the workshops, attending members of the public will have an opportunity for questions, discussion and providing feedback.

Contact: LeAna Gloor, 961-8288, leana.gloor@hawaiicounty.gov

MELE ARCHIPELAGO — POETRY AND PROSE

Where: Basically Books, 1672 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. today

Details: Listen to and participate in readings from Mele Archipelago, an homage to the legacy of Romanian poet Stefan Baciu and his international literary magazine, MELE. Guest readers are Yoshiro Sakamoto, Laura Ruby, John Charlot and Larry Kimura. All welcome to share at an open mic.

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

RE-FASHION CLOTHING SWAP

Where: Moxie Fitness, 830 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 2 p.m. today

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

FRANKIE BOW BOOK LAUNCH

Where: Basically Books, 1672 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 3:30 p.m. today

Details: “The Fever Cabinet” is the latest Professor Molly mystery, a series set at the fictional Mahina State University. Newly named department chairwoman, her office just relocated to a former asylum and the air conditioning is broken. She has to mentor the prickly Fiona Spencer, who finds a body in her office. More Molly adventures ensue.

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

WIPE OUT DIAPER NEED

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

When: 4 p.m. today

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

SUNDAY, Sept. 29

ROSH HASHANAH WITH RABBI RACHEL

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

When: 5 p.m. Sunday

Details: The energy of the Jewish New Year 5780 is upon us. Celebrate of the new moon, miracles, manifesting, growth, change, fall equinox and so much more with Rosh Hashanah festivities and a locally sourced organic dinner. All faiths, beliefs, ages and beings welcome. Tickets must be purchased in advance; seating is limited. Free with one year Ahava ‘Aina membership.

Contact: Rachel Short, 557-1252, RabbiRachel@AhavaAina.com

MONDAY, Sept. 30

COUNTY OF HAWAII DRAFT GENERAL PLAN MINI SPEAKOUT

Where: North Hawaii Education and Research Center, 45-539 Plumeria St., Honokaa

When: 6 p.m. Monday

Details: Get information from the General Plan regarding specific topics that are most relevant for the Hamakua area. This is an opportunity to come share your thoughts about what is important to you and help shape the future of Hawaii Island. See the draft plan at www.hiplanningdept.com/general-plan/ or find a reference copy at your local public library.

Contact: LeAna Gloor, 961-8308, leana.gloor@hawaiicounty.gov

“ROADSIDE GEOLOGY OF THE ISLAND OF HAWAII: THREE INTERESTING EXPLORATIONS”

Where: Lyman Museum, 276 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Monday; 3 p.m. Tuesday

Details: UH-Hilo geologists Rick Hazlett, Cheryl Gansecki and Steven Lundblad introduce audiences to some of the fascinating and rarely discussed geological situations on Hawaii Island, including Waipio Valley, the Kohala Coast, the Wailuku River channel and the migrating East Rift Zone of Kilauea. Cost is $3; free to museum members.

Contact: Lyman Museum, education@lymanmuseum.org, 935-5021

TUESDAY, Oct. 1

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

Where: Keaau High School playcourt, 16-725 Keaau-Pahoa Road, Keaau

When: 5 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Free. Includes food, live entertainment, keiki activities and prizes. National Night Out is a crime and drug prevention event that brings neighbors, police and first-responders together for relationship building in a positive setting.

Contact: Christine Kahikina, 961-8536, Christine.Kahikina@hawaiicounty.gov

FRIDAY, Oct. 4

YOUTH SPEAKOUT

Where: Pahoa High School cafeteria, 15-3038 Pahoa Village Road, Pahoa

When: 5 p.m. Friday

Details: Youth panel on “resilient recovery” following the Kilauea eruption, interactive activities and a light dinner. Free. Open to Puna students, their ohana and school faculty.

Contact: Tom Callis, 640-6185, tom.callis@hawaiicounty.gov

COMING

PTSA-SPONSORED ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE

Where: Kaumana Elementary School cafeteria, 1710 Kaumana Drive, Hilo

When: 7 a.m. Oct. 5

Details: Donations will be accepted from 2:30-5 p.m. Thursday and 2:30-6 p.m. Friday in the school cafeteria parking lot area. Donation receipts will be given. No monitors or TVs will be accepted. Call or email the contact person below if donating large items and/or furniture.

Contact: Noelani Spencer, 974-4190, isabella.spencer@k12.hi.us

PUNA HONGWANJI BUDDHIST WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION RUMMAGE SALE

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

When: 7 a.m. Oct. 5

Details: Slightly used clothing, kitchenware, linen, shoes, purses, toys, books, etc. for sale. Come early for best selection.

Contact: Stella Miyashiro or Eileen Usagawa, 990-9412, punadana2@gmail.com

KILAUEA ERUPTION RECOVERY SPEAKOUT

Where: Pahoa High School cafeteria, 15-3038 Pahoa Village Road, Pahoa

When: 9 a.m. Oct. 5

Details: Receive updates about Kilauea eruption recovery planning and give input on potential recovery opportunities. Drop in any time until 3 p.m.

Contact: Tom Callis, 640-6185, tom.callis@hawaiicounty.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

CARDS AND BOARD GAMES

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

When: 1 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 5-26

Details: Family fun with a mix of games including chess, Scrabble, Rummikub, Sorry, Monopoly, cribbage, checkers, UNO, RISK and Connect Four. Feel free to bring games from home; donated games also will be accepted.

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

“SOULAR RAINBOWS”

Where: Basically Books, 1672 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Oct. 5

Details: A retired physician, avid outdoorswoman and Waimea resident, Dr. Shay Bintliff finds her voice in poetic expression. Witness the colorful bursts and the reflections of the author’s life in this collection of poetry. Reading and book signing by the author.

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

OKTOBERFEST

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

When: 5 p.m. Oct. 5

Details: Authentic German plated dinner featuring bratwurst, knockwurst, bockwurst, German potato salad, sauerkraut, salad bar, ice cream sundae bar and a beverage for $13.95 per person! Cafe will also be serving the regular dinner menu, and the Lava Lounge will offer a variety of German beers.

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

HAMAKUA LIONS CLUB ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Where: Honokaa Hongwanji Mission hall and parking lot, 45-516 Lehua St., Honokaa

When: 6 a.m. Oct. 6

Details: Tickets are $6 donation. All proceeds benefit Brantley Center Inc., Boy & Cub Scouts Troop 1 and Pack 1, scholarship awards, Hawaii Lions Eye Bank, LCIF, Senior citizen projects and many more community events. Tickets can be purchased from Lions members. Drive-thru or eat-in available.

Contact: Maurice Kaneshiro, 775-9763, mkaneshiro003@hotmail.com

HUMPBACK WHALE MYSTERIES AND THE SCIENCE BEING USED TO SOLVE THEM

Where: Lyman Museum, 276 Haili St., Hilo

When: 3 and 7 p.m. Oct. 7

Details: Marc Lammers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shares some of the science and University of Hawaii at Hilo’s Adam Pack presents the recent PBS documentary “Changing Seas: Mystery of the Humpback Whale Song,” which features his own research and that of Lammers into the mystery of why male humpbacks sing. Cost is $3; free to museum members.

Contact: Lyman Museum, 935-5021, education@lymanmuseum.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

SEMI-ANNUAL GARAGE SALE

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

When: 8 a.m. Oct. 12

Details: Looking to find some trash to treasures? You will for sure find some bargains. Small kitchen appliances, miscellaneous kitchenware, kids educational toys and books, clothing, bedding and plenty other items. Baked goods, coffee, drinks, hot dogs and other grinds will be available. All proceeds benefit church youth groups for travel expenses to Houston in 2022.

Contact: Lori Breitbarth, 938-5544, cableblb@aol.com

HONGWANJI — CELEBRATION OF 130 YEARS IN HAWAII

Where: Sangha Hall, 398 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Oct. 12-13

Details: Hongwanji Buddhist Organization marks its 130th anniversary in Hawaii this year. Thirteen temples on the Big Island will celebrate with presentations about Hongwanji, interfaith dialogue about homelessness and more. Open to the public. Free admission. Door prizes. Sunday is a special worship service. Bring something to share for the potluck refreshments.

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

WAIMEA FALL FESTIVAL

Where: Waimea District Park, 67-1315 Ala Ohia Road, Waimea

When: 10 a.m. Oct. 12

Details: A full day of family fun. Free. Will feature a pumpkin patch, keiki games and activities, inflatables and waterslides, live entertainment, a craft sale, community information booths and exhibits and lots of great food. Online sales for food/beverage/activity scrip and wristbands available now at http://waimeaathletics.org/waimeafallpumpkinfestival/ for pick up the day of the event. Scrip and wristbands also will be available at the event.

Contact: Melissa Samura, 640-7755, waimeaathletics@gmail.com

INDIA TRAVELS — PART II

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

When: 6 p.m. Oct. 14

Details: Indian food tasting available as Marty Davis talks about some of the temples in South India. He has traveled to northern and southern India 15 times since 1980. There also will be discussion about the differences between northern and southern Indian food.

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

RECYCLE FOOD WASTE IN YOUR HOME — COMPOST!

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

When: 5 p.m. Oct. 15

Details: Take an intensive look at vermicomposting, learn how to house and care for your wiggly little garbage-eating worms, meet their friends and ask all of your burning compost questions.

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

MAUNA KEA SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT LOCAL WORKING GROUP MEETING

Where: Waimea Civic Center, State Office Building Conference Room, 67-5189 Kamamalu St., Waimea

When: 4 p.m. Oct. 17

Details: Local working groups are assembled by Soil and Water Conservation Districts at the request of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service to gather information about local natural resource priorities and criteria for conservation activities and programs. Open to all interested people. The mission of the Mauna Kea Soil and Water Conservation District is to promote responsible land use decisions for the conservation, protection and improvement of soil and water resources by providing information assistance through effective partnering, technical guidance and education. Information will be presented about the current conditions of Waimea’s natural resources and dominant land uses, and participants will be provided an opportunity to help identify natural resource concerns and goals, examine new conservation opportunities and prioritize areas where conservation efforts are most needed.

Contact: Scott Cook, 885-6602, scott.cook@usda.gov

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

THE TRUTH ABOUT YOGA WITH ANNE MELFI

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

When: 6 p.m. Oct. 21

Details: Anne Melfi, Ph.D, writes about the Vedic rhetorical paradigm of India. Come explore the secret transcendental side of yoga, what it is and what it can do for us.

Contact: Gabrielle Casart, 962-2229, hlacirc@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

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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