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Arts & Exhibits
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
TODAY, Nov. 2
PALM SEED STEM RANDOM WEAVE BASKETS WORKSHOP
Where: Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Road, Volcano
When: 9 a.m. today
Details: Learn how to take an inflorescence, palm seed stem and manipulate it into a defined shape. The baskets will have a leather hanger to hang on the wall. Students will create a mold in the class that will define the pocket shape and use reed to weave the shape. Dyes will also be available to add a little color. All supplies provided. If you have a favorite bead or seed pod, bring it to add. Embellishments will be available if students choose to add them. Cost is $55, or $50 for VAC members, plus a $30 supply fee. Pre-registration is required by calling the number below or visiting www.volcanoartcenter.org.
Contact: Alyssa Johnasen, 967-8222, email@example.com
MODERNISM WITH LOCAL ARTIST MARGARET STANTON
Where: Kipaipai School of Art, 15-1963 Fourth Ave., Hawaiian Paradise Park.
When: Noon today
Details: Discover and embrace your unique brand of Modernism to build a painting rich in personal memories. Create a painting on canvas of a special place from memory, learn to experiment and paint what’s in your mind’s eye, develop and enhance your vision with bold color, expressive brushwork and exaggerated perspectives and discover what has special meaning to you right now in the midst of massive change to our island and community. Cost is $67.
Contact: Rose Adare/Margaret Stanton, 430-8552, firstname.lastname@example.org
CREATIVE RETREAT — ACRYLIC PAINT POURING
Where: Hawaii Creative Retreats Studio, 614 Kilauea Ave., Suite 103, No. 25, Hilo
When: 2 p.m. today
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, email@example.com
KOREAN NATURAL FARMING AND GARDENING
Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo
Details: Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Learn how to feed your ohana, restore your soil, save money and improve your health with this multimedia introduction to Korean farming techniques. Presented by Front Yard Food, All proceeds donated to the Palace Theater Air Conditioning Fund.
Contact: Phillips, 934-7010, firstname.lastname@example.org
SUNDAY, Nov. 3
MIXED MEDIA ENCAUSTIC
When: 10 a.m. Sunday
Details: Learn safe studio practices, all the encaustic painting basics and how to integrate encaustic painting into other media. After instruction and experimenting, you will have the opportunity to create two encaustic paintings to take home. Students are encouraged to bring items they’d like to incorporate. Advanced students can consult with the instructor in advance regarding specific projects. You are encouraged to bring lunch and something to snack on. Cost is $60, or $55 for VAC members, plus a $30 supplies fee. To register, call the number below or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.
FUSED GLASS BASICS: ORNAMENTS
When: 11 a.m. Sunday
Details: Participants will be introduced to basic techniques of glass fusing. Learn skills involved in working safely with fused glass and creating a beautiful, sturdy glass ornament. Cost is $30, or $25 for VAC members, plus a $20 supplies fee. All levels are welcome to enroll. Advance registration is required; workshop limited to six adults. To register, call the number below or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.
MONDAY, Nov. 4
Where: Paradise Performing Arts Center, Suite 202, 29 Shipman St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. Mondays through Dec. 9
Details: Students who have learned the Lindy Swingout will refine their momentum and dynamics, incorporating moves that build from simple exercises. Taught by the Hilo Hep Cats. No partner necessary. Registration is $45 for the six weeks, $10 drop-in, $30 if you bring a new student or $35 if you’re enrolled in multiple classes.
Contact: Andrea Gill, 959-8216, email@example.com
TUESDAY, Nov. 5
2020 HISTEP KICK-OFF SEMINAR HILO
Where: Hawaii Innovation Center, 117 Keawe St., Hilo
When: 9 a.m. Tuesday
Details: Free. Learn about Hawaii’s State Trade Expansion Program, which is designed to assist small businesses in Hawaii with growing their export business in markets around the world. Registration required by Nov. 1 at https://histep2020-kickoff-hilo.eventbrite.com.
Contact: Jamie Lum, 587-2753, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 at UH-Hilo. Contact the person below to register or for more information for the Puna group. Contact Adam Sydney at 818-216-8664 or email@example.com for the Hilo group.
Contact: Dawn Hurwitz, 965-9600, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
BALBOA EXPLORATIONS DANCE CLASS
When: 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 10
Details: Students with Balboa and Bal-Swing experience will add to their skills and repertoire. Hilo Hep Cats instructors will focus on reviewing and perfecting the techniques and moves taught in Jeremy Otth’s recent workshop. No partner necessary. Registration is $45 for the six weeks, $10 drop-in, $30 if you bring a new student or $35 if you’re enrolled in multiple classes.
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6
EDUCATIONAL GATHERINGS FOR WOMEN, PREGNANT WOMEN AND THEIR FAMILIES
Where: Sweet Cane Cafe, 48 Kamana St., Hilo
When: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and Nov. 13 and 20
Details: Women deserve empowering births. Come get informed about the different choices you will need to consider to guide your birthing experience to create a Gentle Birth for MotherBaby. During this week’s class, the film “Organic Birth” will be introduced and discussion will center around “What brings a baby in brings a baby out” and an environment of protection, safety and being undisturbed.
Contact: Mala Landt, 936-5306, email@example.com.
LINDY CHARLESTON DANCE CLASS
When: 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 11
Details: The Hilo Hep Cats will teach how to incorporate the fun, high-energy moves of Charleston into LIndy Hop (or East Coast Swing)! No experience or partner necessary; you will learn the basic footwork and transitions. Students who already know a swing dance style will expand their vocabularies. Cost is $45 for the six weeks, $10 drop-in, $30 if you bring a new student or $35 if you’re enrolled in multiple classes.
THURSDAY, Nov. 7
PREPARE FOR 2019 BUSINESS TAX RETURN
When: 9 a.m. Thursday
Details: Learn about business income tax policies and what to do now to maximize your 2019 tax return. Cost is $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Register by Nov. 5 at www.hisbdc.org.
Contact Name: Lydia Santiago, 933-0776, firstname.lastname@example.org
SENIOR LECTURES FALL SESSION
Where: The Institute for Astronomy, 640 N. Aohoku Place, Hilo
When: 10 a.m. Thursday
Details: The Kamana Senior Center Senior Lectures is a 10-week lecture series featuring an exciting lineup of nine speakers and a Christmas lunch on Dec. 12. This week’s speaker is Susan Jarvi, who will present “Rat Lung Disease’s Silent Victims, Cats, Dogs, Centipedes, Toads, Coqui Frogs and Horses.” Cost is $10 for the entire fall session. If you have not registered, arrive early to do so.
Contact: Carol Lafond, 339-7270, email@example.com
HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES
Where: Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo
When: 1 p.m. Thursdays (no class Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28)
Details: Adults and seniors are invited to attend free weekly Hawaiian language classes during this 10-week session. Beginner and intermediate classes available. Class size is limited; registration is required. Contact the person below for additional information.
Contact: Justin Rajkowski, 933-8890, firstname.lastname@example.org
BASIC COMPUTER CLASSES
When: 2 p.m. Thursday and Nov. 21
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, email@example.com
CREATIVE RETREAT — PAINTED BATH FIZZIES
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
BON DANCE CLASSES
Where: Hakalau Jodo Mission, 29-2289 Hanamalo Loop, Hakalau
When: 6 p.m. Nov. 12 and 26
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, email@example.com
TOASTMASTERS HUMOROUS SPEECH CONTEST
Where: WM Keck Observatory, 65-1120 Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea
Details: All welcome, no charge. Enjoy entertaining speeches from members of Hilo, Kona and Waimea Toastmasters clubs. Toastmasters provides a supportive and fun learning environment, where members develop strong communication and leadership skills.
Contact: Debbie Roberts, 430-1461, firstname.lastname@example.org
FRIDAY, Nov. 8
LECTURE ABOUT PALMS IN THE LANDSCAPE
Where: UH-Hilo, UCB Room 100, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. Friday
Details: Join the Hawaii Island Palm Society in welcoming palm expert Jason Dewees of Flora Grubb in San Francisco for this lecture. Dewees also will be signing copies of his new book, “Designing with Palms.” Free and open to the public.
Contact: Rick Kelley, 756-8145, email@example.com
DAV CHAPTER NO. 6 HILO (DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS)
Where: Kamana Senior Center, 127 Kamana St., Hilo
When: Noon on Nov. 9 (montlhy meeting and Appreciation Luncheon)
Details: Meet at the start line for the Veterans Day Parade at 9:30 a.m. Parade begins at 10 a.m. Look for the DAV yellow shirts. The club provides 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.firstname.lastname@example.org, 218-779-5044
HILO ORCHID SOCIETY
When: 1:30 p.m. Nov. 9
Details: Local orchid grower and hybridizer John Jusczak will talk about the orchid species Laelia anceps and its hybrids. Public welcome. Free.
Contact: Dana Culleney, 430-6653, email@example.com
MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY DINNER HOSTED BY CAMP TARAWA MARINE CORPS LEAGUE
Where: Mai Grille by Chef Allen Hess, 69-622 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa
When: 2:30 p.m. Nov. 9
Details: Family style. Aloha attire recommended. Come celebrate the 244th birthday of the Corps. RSVP by Monday, Nov. 4, to Bob Strickland at 769-4870.
Contact: Paul Prosise, 329-2690, firstname.lastname@example.org
LITTLE BIG TOTS FOUNDATION TRUMP CARD GAME CHARITY FUNDRAISER
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, email@example.com
ADVANCE HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE, DO YOU HAVE ONE?
Where: Aging and Disabilty Resouce Center, 1055 Kinoole St., Hilo
When: 5 p.m. Wednesday
Details: 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP
Where: Hilo Medical Center, Cafeteria, 1190 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo
When: 11:30 a.m. Nov. 16
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, email@example.com
Just for Keiki
When: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
NINTENDO SUPER NES GAME DAY FOR TEENS AND TWEENS
When: 1:30 p.m. 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.
SHICHI-GO-SAN KIMONO DRESSING (BUNKA NO HI)
Where: Sangha Hall, 424 Kilauea Ave., Hilo
When: 10:30 a.m. Nov. 16
Details: Shichi-Go-San kimono dressing and picture-taking for girls ages 3 and 7 and boys age 5 is a popular event at Japanese Culture Day (Bunka No Hi). Experienced kimono dressers will dress the girls in beautiful kimono, obi and accessories. Boys will be dressed in haori, a kimono-style jacket, and hakama, a traditional Japanese trouser. The fee is $40 for JCAH members and $50 for non-members, which includes dressing, photography session, two prints in a 4-by-6-inch commemorative double photo in a frame and digital copies sent via email. Deadline for applications is Oct. 31 or when all slots are filled.
Contact: Joann Tanimoto, 989-9854, email@example.com
ART JOURNALING CLUB FOR TEENS AND TWEENS
When: 1:30 p.m. Nov. 23
Details: Children ages 12 and older are invited to join. Art journaling is a creative process that combines visual and written mediums. Materials to create will be provided. Bring your own art journal. Meetings will be the fourth Saturday of every month. Bring your creativity and make new friends.
Contact: Mark Kishaba, 933-8890, firstname.lastname@example.org
ARBOR DAY AT THE ZOO
Where: Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens, Main Pavilion, 800 Stainback Highway, Hilo
When: 10 a.m. today
Details: Join the Hawaii Island Palm Society for a Palms 101 lecture series to learn how to incorporate a wider variety of palms into your landscape. Hear how to select the right species for your location, proper fertilization, recognize pests and diseases, how to grow palms from seed and much more. The first 20 attendees will receive a free palm seedling. Local palm experts will lead a tour through the zoo, pointing out special species people might consider adding to their own gardens. Free and open to everyone.
Contact: Rick Kelley, 756-8145, email@example.com
THURSDAY, Oct. 31
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Contact: Park Information, 985-6011, email@example.com
Where: Hilo Elks Lodge, 150 Kinoole St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. today
Details: Join the Hilo Hep Cats for a beginner-friendly swing dance lesson followed by two hours of dance party with music by DJ Punky. Entry is on a sliding scale, $8-$15 (pay what’s right for you), or only $5 with a pupu. If this is your first Swinging Saturday, get in free! No partner or experience necessary.
Where: VFW Post 3830, 15-775 Maluhia Road, Nanawale Estates
When: 9 a.m. Sunday
Details: Portuguese 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, 965-7032, firstname.lastname@example.org
TRUMP 2020 RALLY
Where: Nani Mau Gardens Restaurant, 421 Makalika St., Hilo
When: 4:30 p.m. Thursday
Details: Mix and mingle or wander the gardens until 6 p.m. when speaker Scott Presler with the “America Clean-up” campaign will present “Why Trump.”
Contact: Lani Eugenio, 443-9085, email@example.com
14TH ANNUAL RECOGNITION DINNER AND AUCTION
Where: Nani Mau Gardens, 421 Makalika St., Hilo
When: 5 p.m. Nov. 10
Details: Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center — together with the Hawaii County Bar Association —invites the public to attend. The evening kicks off with no-host cocktails, pupus and live music followed by a buffet dinner. The Peacemaker Award will be presented to Tonya Ozone and HCBA is honoring Chief Judge Greg K. Nakamura. This fundraiser provides a significant portion of the funds that the nonprofit community mediation center needs to provide free and low-cost dispute prevention and resolution services in East Hawaii. Tickets are $95 ($45 tax deductible). For tickets, tables or sponsorships, visit www.hawaiimediation.org/event/dinner/.
Contact: Erika Ginnis, 935-7844, firstname.lastname@example.org
SOUNDS AT THE SUMMIT: WENDELL ING CD RELEASE PARTY FOR “JAZZ AVENUE”
When: 5:30 p.m. today
Details: “Jazz Avenue” features jazzy versions of popular standards with touches of blues and country licks woven into a colorful tapestry of sound. These are some of classically-trained Ing’s favorite songs. Some are well-known, others are gems from days gone by. Tickets are $15 for VAC members, $20 for non-members, and include a free copy of “Jazz Avenue.” Also included is a free raffle ticket for a mug emblazoned with the “Jazz Avenue” CD design, to be awarded at the end of the concert. Ticketholders will be able to purchase beer, wine and pupus. Tickets are available online at www.volcanoartcenter.org, at VAC’s administration office in Volcano Village and VAC Gallery in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The last day to purchase tickets online is Friday, Nov. 1.
Contact: Alyssa Johnasen, 967-8222, email@example.com
SILENT MOVIE NIGHT — “NOSFERATU: A SYMPHONY OF HORROR”
Details: Doors open at 6 p.m. Silent Movie Night returns with this silent cinema classic from 1922 brought to new life with a live score performed by Tommy Stark on the mighty Palace pipe organ. Proceeds benefit the Palace and Hilo Theatre Organ Society. F.W. Murnau’s landmark vampire film begins in the Carpathian mountains, where real estate agent Hutter arrived to close a sale with the reclusive Herr Orlok. Despite the feverish warnings of the local peasants, Hutter journeys to Orlok’s sinister castle. Hutter soon discovers Orlok is no ordinary mortal.
Contact Name: Phillips, 934-7010, firstname.lastname@example.org
COUNTRY MUSIC DANCE
Where: Fraternal Order of Eagles, Keaau Aerie, 16-111 Opukahaia St., Keaau
Details: Enjoy dancing to the sounds of the Bobby Reno Band. Cover only $5.
Contact: Richard J. Robbins, 965-0133, RobbinsR006@Hawaii.rr.com
CAMP MERVEILLES HAWAII ARTISTS’ PERFORMANCE
Where: Kohala Institute at I’ole, 53-580 Iole Road, Kapaau
When: 7:30 p.m. today
Details: Join nine African artists from Guinea and Zimbabwe along with Big Island’s Lavaroots Dance Co. and Halau O Mana’olana O Kohala for an amazing evening of dance, music and culture. Visit www.lavaroots.com for more information.
Contact: Michal Anna, 987-4243, email@example.com
DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES PERFORM
Where: Hilo Farmers Market
When: 10 a.m. Sunday and Nov. 9, 12, 16, 24 and 26
Details: Live acoustic music.
Contact: Dennis Soares, 345-1800, firstname.lastname@example.org
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. This week, the lovely Hula Sisters accompanied by Ben Ka‘ili are welcomed back. Halau Na Wahine a me Na Kane Laulima O Hawaii will entertain Nov. 12. Christy Leina‘ala Lassiter and friends perform Nov. 19, and Halau Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna perform their lively hula Nov. 26.
Contact: Dinnie Kysar, 896-7284, email@example.com
CHRISTMAS SINGERS WELCOMED
Where: Church of the Holy Cross, 400 W. Lanikaula St., Hilo
When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 24
Details: Eight weeks of rehearsals as the chorus prepares to present a Christmas Eve piece for voices & string ensemble composed by Gustav Holst called “Christmas Day: A Choral Fantasy on Old English Carols.”
Contact: Douglas Albertson, 707-228-0531, firstname.lastname@example.org
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AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY SECOND ANNUAL PINK OUT 5K COLOR RUN
Where: Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium and Ho‘olulu Complex, 201-323 Manono St., Hilo
When: 7 a.m. today
Details: Registration followed by the run at 8 a.m. Come honor those touched by breast cancer and raise awareness and funds for a world without the disease. Cost to participate is $30, with all proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society to fund innovative breast cancer research, provide education and guidance to help people reduce their risk and offer comprehensive patient support to those who need it most. The run/walk concludes with entertainment, Zumba and a mini health fair. Visit health partners at the education booths and learn more about services available in the community. And don’t miss the Beautiful Bra Contest, with a chance to win a staycation at the Westin Hapuna Beach Hotel. To register or learn more about the event, call the American Cancer Society at 935-9763 or visit www.pinkoutcolorrunhilo.org.
Contact: Sarah Luchenbill, 935-0025, email@example.com
2019 BAZZAAR AND PLANT SALE
Where: Hilo Hooganji Mission, 457 Manono St., Hilo
When: 7:30 a.m. today
Details: Features traditional mouth-water delights including assorted grab-and-go goodies such as sushi, Spam musubi, sekihan and other rice dishes, as well as nishime, shoyu chicken and bentos. Mochi, manju, andagi and lots of baked goods also will be available, as well as “Itsu’s Original Colored Popcorn” to satisfy your sweet tooth. Fruits and vegetables, plants and flowers will be available outside under the tent, while inside the church hall you can rummage through many treasures in the craft area, household section, electronics, books, antiques and collectibles and the ever-popular White Elephant section.
Contact: The Rev. Kuki, 935-8331, firstname.lastname@example.org
ORCHIDLAND FIRST SATURDAY FARMERS MARKET AND SWAPMEET
Where: Orchidland Drive & 36th Ave
When: 8 a.m. today
Details: Fresh, seasonal, locally-grown fruits and veggies, eggs, plants and more. Baked goods, quiches, coffee, locally-made herbal and medicinal teas.
Contact: Edie Valentine, 756-4941, Ediethereader@gmail.com
COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE
Where: Leilani Community Pavilion, 13-3441 Moku St., Leilani Estates
Details: Looking for a bargain? Have items you want to sell? Buyers enter free. Leilani resident sellers no charge; non-Leilani residents pay $5. Sellers can set up starting at 7 a.m.
Contact: Greg Armstrong, 371-5488, email@example.com
EAGLES YARD SALE IN KEAAU
Details: Lots of items. Household and kitchen items, adult clothes, DVDs and Blu-Ray, electronics, holiday items, crafts and much more.
Contact: Eagles Aerie, 982-7656, firstname.lastname@example.org
RUMMAGE SALE AND CRAFT SHOW
Details: Yearly rummage sale with all profits going to help veterans. Furniture, tools, household goods, linens, collectibles, small appliances and lot’s of other great buys. There also will be tables set up for craft vendors. The post will be selling pulled pork sandwiches.
FRIENDS OF HILO PUBLIC LIBRARY
Details: Final day of the fall book sale. Bring a large bag and fill it for $5. Sale features fiction and nonfiction, children’s books, magazines, audio books, CDs, DVDs and LPs All proceeds benefit Hilo Public Library and librarian scholarships.
Contact: Dorothy Short, 935-3733, email@example.com
CRAFT AND VENDOR FAIR
Where: Hilo Missionary Church, 1044 Komohana St., Hilo
Details: Get a jump start on your holiday shopping. Support local crafters and vendors. Plants, fresh fruits and vegetables. Food items to include taro and sweet potato chips, maki sushi, teri plates, pancit and other items.
Contact: Janella Matsumura, 960-2579, firstname.lastname@example.org
ADMISSIONS K-12 OPEN HOUSE
Where: Parker School, 65-1224 Lindsey Road, Waimea
Details: Come see why Parker School was recently called “an academic powerhouse, deep in Paniolo country” by Honolulu Magazine’s 2020 Private School Guide. Parents are invited to attend and see if Parker is right for their child and family for the 2020-21 academic year. Tour the campus, meet with faculty and students, explore classrooms and design lab and learn about the school’s art and drama curriculum, technology offerings and athletics program. This event is free and children are encouraged to attend. Full and partial scholarships are available. For more information or to RSVP for the open house, call the number below or visit the website below.
Contact: Parker School, 885-7933, www.parkerschoolhawaii.org/admissions
WAIMEA FALL SHOPPING EVENT
Where: Kamuela Hongwanji Mission, 65-1110 Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea
Details: Come and start your holiday shopping. Lots of vendors and food.
Contact: Michele, 895-3515, email@example.com
CARDS AND BOARD GAMES
When: 1 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 30
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.
CAREGIVERS DELIGHT 2019
Where: Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale, 799 Piilani St., Hilo
When: 3 p.m. today
Details: An annual day of fun and relaxation for caregivers. The talented developmentally disabled individuals, community members, family and friends are coming together to show their appreciation for caregivers’ efforts to support the needs of others.
Contact: Liza Yogi, 756-5405, firstname.lastname@example.org
FAMILY HARVEST DAY
Where: Puna Covenant Church, 16-647 Old Volcano Road, Keaau
Details: Celebration of God’s goodness. Great crafts, awesome games, a small petting zoo, a picnic dinner at 5:30 p.m. with singing and great fellowship.
Contact: Katie Sheffield, 747-3050, email@example.com
Where: Konko Mission of Hilo, 58 Huapala Lane, Hilo
Details: Celebrate our 90th Anniversary and the Grand Autumn Service for our founder Ikigami Konko Daijin. Receive Kami’s blessings.
Contact: The Revs. Makio and Yoshie Nagai, 935-3094, firstname.lastname@example.org
INTERNATIONAL GAMES WEEK
When: Regular library hours Monday through Friday
Details: Looking for a place to hang out and have fun with your friends or family? Join the Mountain View library and thousands of others around the world to play. The Big Game Night is slated for 2:30 p.m. Nov. 5. Popcorn will be served.
Contact: Bonnie Perry, 968-2322, email@example.com
TANGRAMS: FAMILY ENGAGEMENT THROUG OHANA ARTS
Where: Laupahoehoe Public Library, 35-2065 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Laupahoehoe
When: 6 p.m. Monday
Details: The public is invited to be part of the design and implementation of the Tangram Mural to be created for Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School. Participate in a hands-on discovery of the Tangram puzzle and give feedback for the mural design. This is a potluck and planning event.
Contact: Gabrielle Casart, 962-2229, firstname.lastname@example.org
HAMAKUA SWCD MONTHLY MEETING
Where: Teleconference between USDA-NRCS Hilo and Waimea Field Offices
When: 4 p.m. Tuesday
Details: The public is invited to attend.
Contact: Kanoe Malani, 933-8363, email@example.com
KINDERGARTEN AND FIRST GRADE PREVIEW ADMISSION EVENT
Where: Parker School, Lower School, 65-1167 Kapiolani Road, Waimea
When: 8:15 a.m. Wednesday
Details: Parker School welcomes parents of rising kindergarten and first-graders to attend the school’s adult-only K-1 preview. Tour the campus, observe a class in session and hear presentations from faculty and specialists. This is a great opportunity to learn about Parker’s lower school program, which focuses on nurturing, guiding, empowering and inspiring students to be conscientious individuals who navigate conflicts and care deeply about one another. Full and partial scholarships are available. For more information or to register/RSVP, call the number below or visit the website below.
US CENSUS BUREAU: THE ROAD TO 2020
When: 4:30 p.m. Wednesday
Details: This presentation will discuss the upcoming 2020 census. It aims at educate the public about how the census impacts communities and the importance of a complete and accurate count. In addition, those who attend will be able to check out job availability for the 2020 count.
RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR HAWAII — A TALK BY MARCO MANGELSDORF
When: 7 p.m. Thursday
Details: Mangelsdorf’s expertise in solar and renewable energy is extensive and greatly appreciated on the Big Island. He is also the director of the Hawaii Island Energy Cooperative. This talk will contribute to the vision of what the community wants Hawaii’s Green New Deal to look like. This presentation is part of Global HOPE’s America in Crisis Series. Discussion follows. Free.
Contact: Noelie Rodriguez, 963-6966, firstname.lastname@example.org
LWV HAWAII COUNTY
Where: Hawaii Community College Bamboo Hale, Building 382, 1175 Manono St., Hilo
When: 10 a.m. Friday
Details: Open to the public. Sign in begins at 9:30 a.m. Speaker will be state Rep. Chris Todd, who will talk about the physical and organizational infrastructure of Hilo schools. Lunch will be served; $10 cash or check payable at the door. RSVP by Oct. 31 for lunch.
Contact: Rosemarie Muller, 631-294-0021, email@example.com
ENVIRONMENT HAWAII BENEFIT DINNER
Where: ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, 600 ‘Imiloa Place, Hilo
When: 5:30 p.m. Friday
Details: Jeff Polovina, one of the leading experts in the area of climate change in the Pacific Ocean, will be the featured speaker. Also featured will be live music by JazzX2, a buffet dinner catered by Sky Garden Restaurant and a silent auction. Cost is $75 per person (includes donation). Call the number below by Nov. 5 to reserve your tickets.
Contact Name: Patricia Tummons, 934-0115, firstname.lastname@example.org
When: 6 p.m. Friday
Details: Your choice of steak or fish. Steak is cooked to order on the outdoor grill. Fish is breaded in Panko. Dinner includes rice, baked potato, salad, desserts and coffee. Other beverages can be purchased. Cost is $10 for guests of the Eagles.
ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE
Where: Hilo Coast United Church of Christ, 28-1630 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Honomu
When: 8 a.m. Nov. 9
Details: Fill your recyclable bags with bargains galore. Clothes, household goods, kitchenware, collectibles, plants and more will be for sale. No early birds.
Contact: Hilo Coast UCC, 963-6330, email@example.com
STABLES SWAP MEET
When: 8:30 a.m. Nov. 9
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR
Where: Hilo Daijingu Hall, 10 Anela St., Hilo
When: 9 a.m. Nov. 9
Details: Free admission. Food, baked goods, stationary, jewelry, hand-crafted items and much more. Hourly raffles as well.
Contact: Kelly Araki, 960-0751, email@example.com
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
Where: Christ Lutheran Church, 595 Kapiolani St., Hilo
Details: Get a jump on your holiday shopping from a variety of crafters and bakers. Food options will be chili/rice bowl, musubi, coffee and cinnamon rolls, apple cider, other miscellaneous food bowls/plate lunches and many baked goods. Come and find your treasures.
Contact: Lori Breitbarth, 938-5544, firstname.lastname@example.org
VETERANS DAY CEREMONY
Where: Kilauea Military Camp front lawn
When: 3 p.m. Nov. 11
Details: All are invited to gather, remember and pay tribute in “Honoring All Who Served.” All U.S. military veterans attending will be invited to enjoy for free the Veterans Day buffet with proper identification. The buffet will be served from 4-7 p.m. at Crater Rim Cafe. Pre-registration is required to attend the free buffet by calling 967-8371 before Tuesday, Nov. 8. For all others, the cost is $29.95 for adults and $15.95 children 6-11 years old.
Contact: Elene Rizzo-Kuhn, 967-8371, email@example.com
HOME SCHOOL INFORMATION MEETING
Where: 280 Ponahawai St., Suite 203, Hilo
When: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11
Details: An information meeting for those interested in learning more about home schooling using the classical method with a local community.
Contact: Suzanne Swanson, 443-4143, firstname.lastname@example.org
AFTER DARK IN THE PARK: 1959 ERUPTION OF KILAUEA IKI AND ITS IMPACTS ON VOLCANOLOGY
Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kilauea Visitor Center auditorium
When: 7 p.m. Nov. 12
Details: Just after 8 p.m. Nov. 14, 1959, a fissure erupted on the south wall of Kilauea Iki Crater. Within a day, multiple vents along the fissure consolidated into one main vent. During the next five weeks, lava fountains gushed from the vent in 17 separate episodes, flooding the crater with a lava lake about 440 feet deep. Lava fragments falling from the high fountains also formed a cinder-and-spatter cone named Pu‘u Pua‘i (gushing hill) on the rim of Kilauea Iki. Three days before the eruption ended Dec. 20, 1959, lava blasted 1,900 feet above the vent — the highest lava fountain ever measured in Hawaii. Join Don Swanson, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientist emeritus, as he talks about this remarkable eruption and how it stands apart from all eruptive activity at Kilauea since then. Free, but park entrance fees apply.
Contact: Park Information, 985-6000, email@example.com
HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW SERIES – THE RIGHT AND WRONG WAY TO GROW ORCHIDS
Details: Former Hawaii Orchid Society president Larry Kuekes, will talk about how orchids grow in nature and how that helps growers understand the right way to grow them. Even if you are an experienced grower, you’ll be entertained by the songs and videos in Kuekes’ multimedia presentation.
U.S CENSUS BUREAU: ROAD TO 2020 PRESENTATION
When: 5 p.m. Nov. 13
Details: This presentation will discuss the coming 2020 Census. It aims to educate the public how the census impacts our communities and the importance of a complete and accurate count.
NA MO’OLELO ‘O WAIMEA
Where: Tutu’s House, 64-1032 Mamalahoa Highway, No. 304, Waimea
When: 5 p.m. Nov. 14
Details: It’s family night at Tutu’s House. Join Ku’ulei Keakealani as she shares the mo’olelo (stories) that inspired the beautiful Mele Mural by Hawaii Preparatory Academy’s student artists at the Waimea Community Center. Bring your keiki and kupuna for this special evening. Pizza will be provided. There are no fees for Tutu’s House programs; tax deductible donations are always welcome.
Contact: Shawn Saito, 885-6777, firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
THE JAPANESE ART OF ORIGAMI
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.
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 email@example.com
ADVANCED BUDDHIST TEACHINGS
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
FAMILY TIME, AN OPEN MIC WITH REALITY RAN
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
ZUMBA GOLD TONING (CHAIR)
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
When: 3:30 p.m. Mondays
Details: Low impact class. Students welcome to sit or stand. Geared toward all fitness levels. All welcome.
TRADITIONAL WADO KARATE TRAINING
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
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com
ZEN BUDDHIST MEDITATION
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.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.
BASIC STRETCH AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISE CLASS
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.
LIBRARY BENEFIT BOOKSTORE
Details: All proceeds to benefit the Hilo Public Library. Hardbacks for $1, paperbacks for 50 cents.
Contact: Dale R. Huber, 966-4386, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
COLORING FOR ADULTS
When: 4 p.m. Tuesdays
Details: Drop in and relax with a coloring activity.
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.
Details: Classes are free. Register today.
Contact: Kalani Lawson, 969-9220, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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, email@example.com
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.
LIFE DRAWING WITH HILO ARTIST HUI
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.
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.
BEGINNING SWING DANCE
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
SPEAK OUT! A PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP TO MAINTAIN SPEECH
Where: Hilo Medical Center, Conference Room D, Ohana Cafe, 1190 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursdays (this week is July 4; check holiday schedules of these events before attending)
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Kilauea Studios, Kurtistown
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
FAMILY STORY TIME AND ACTIVITY
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, email@example.com
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.
BEGINNING HULA II WITH PUA BROWN
When: 2:30 p.m. Thursdays
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
BEGINNING HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
THURSDAY EVENING POTTERY DROP-IN
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.
Where: Ka‘u District Gym Multi-Purpose Room, Pahala
When: 6 p.m. Thursdays through Dec. 26
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, email@example.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.
LINE DANCE CLASS
Details: Through Dec. 28; class and party every Thursday. For Elks members and their guests. Cost is $3.
Contact: Andy Aquino, 959-5960, firstname.lastname@example.org
BEGINNER YOGA FOR EVERYBODY
When: 9:30 a.m. Fridays
Details: All ages and families welcome to attend. Bring a yoga mat and towel.
TODDLER STORY AND PLAY TIME
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.
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
KILNS FOR GLASS AND POTTERY
Details: Ongoing instruction on building high-fire propane kilns. Date and times are flexible.
Contact: Harr C. Fernald, 747-7289, email@example.com
INDIVIDUAL VOICE INSTRUCTION WITH AMY HORST
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
COUNTRY WESTERN DANCE CLASS WITH DENISE
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, email@example.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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
“FROM PAHOA WITH LAVA”
When: First Saturday of each month through May 4
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, email@example.com
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