Calendar for November 9

Arts & Exhibits

FRIDAY, Nov. 15

ADVERTISING


15TH ANNUAL STRINGED INSTRUMENT SHOW

Where: Isaacs Art Center, 65-1274 Kawaihae Road, Waimea

When: Regular center hours Friday through Nov. 27

Details: The Big Island Ukulele Guild will showcase a number of handmade stringed instruments built with a wide range of materials and styles.

Contact: Luana Lincoln, 885-5884, llincoln@hpa.edu

COMING

HAKALAU OPEN STUDIO AND HOLIDAY SALE

Where: Hakalau-Wailea

When: 10 a.m. Nov. 16-17

Details: A multi artist open studio in and around the historical village on the Hamakua Coast. Fine art, pottery and jewelry will be available for sale in the colorful studios where they are created.

Contact: Heather Hawkins, 333-2778, merryivy@yahoo.com

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: ANDERS ZORN

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

When: 5 p.m. Nov. 16

Details: Zorn was a Swedish artist who obtained international success as a painter, sculptor and etcher. He became well-known for is his limited color palette (black, white, red, yellow ochre) to mix a variety of subtle, life-like hues and values. Slideshow and discussion begins at 5:15 p.m. Wine and pupus provided; bring anything else you‘d like to share. Cost is $20 per person.

Contact: Rose Adare, 430-8552, kipaipaiart@gmail.com

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, Nov. 9

CREATIVE RETREAT — PAINTED BATH FIZZIES

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

When: 2 p.m. today

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

MONDAY, Nov. 11

LINDY SKILLS

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, hilohepcats@gmail.com

TUESDAY, Nov. 12

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 asydney@gmail.com for the Hilo group.

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

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

BON DANCE CLASSES

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

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday and Nov. 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, msakiko@hawaii.rr.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

BALBOA EXPLORATIONS DANCE CLASS

Where: Paradise Performing Arts Center, Suite 202, 29 Shipman St., Hilo

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.

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

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13

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. 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, meet your community doulas and midwives. Ask questions and bring your visions of happy healthy families. On Nov. 20, learn about the human rights of childbirth, postpartum support, breastfeeding support, fathers being supported and newborn transitions.

Contact: Mala Landt, 936-5306, gentlebirthheals@gmail.com.

LINDY CHARLESTON DANCE CLASS

Where: Paradise Performing Arts Center, Suite 202, 29 Shipman St., Hilo

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.

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

THURSDAY, Nov. 14

SENIOR LECTURES FALL SESSION

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

When: 10 a.m. Thursday

Details: This week, a speaker from the state Department of Human Services Social Services Department will talk about “Vulnerable Adult Abuse and Neglect in Hawaii.” The department provides crisis intervention, investigation and emergency services to dependent adults who are reported to be abused, neglected or financially exploited by others or seriously endangered because of self-neglect.

Contact: Carol Lafond, 339-7270, lafond1584@gmail.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, ldssevents@librarieshawaii.org

COMING

ZEN RETREAT

Where: Taishoji Soto Mission, 275 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Nov. 16

Details: Zen meditation, a Dharma talk, yoga and more. Bring your own vegetarian lunch and comfortable clothes. Donation. Preregistration required by Monday, Nov. 11.Contact Name: Shinsho Hata, 935-8407, hilotaishoji@gmail.com

HMSA HEALTH EDUCATION WORKSHOP: DIGESTIVE HEALTH — YOUR ALLY IN WELL-BEING

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

When: 10 a.m. Nov. 16

Details: Discover the way to a loved one’s heart really is through the stomach – and what you can do to help your tummy stay well and pain-free. Free; registration is required by calling 1-855-329-5461 toll free.

Contact Name: HMSA center, 935-5441

PAPERCRAFT AND ART CLUB

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

When: Noon on Nov. 16

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

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

CREATIVE RETREAT — HOLIDAY COUNTDOWN CALENDAR

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

When: 2 p.m. Nov. 16

Details: Create your own holiday advent calendar from a mini muffin tin and decoupaged magnets. Tuck in treats, gifts and special notes for your 24-day holiday countdown. All materials provided. Cost is $25; register at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.

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

HOLIDAY PAPER CRAFTS

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

When: 6 p.m. Nov. 18

Details: Learn how to make an origami gift cardholder, gift tags and a treat box. All supplies provided.

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

BASIC COMPUTER CLASSES

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

When: 2 p.m. 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, justin.rajkowski@librarieshawaii.org

FREE LITTLE FIRE ANT MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

Where: Hawaii Department of Agriculture, 16 E. Lanikaula St., Hilo

When: 8:30 a.m. Nov. 22

Details: These monthly workshops are focused primarily on residents who want to manage little fire ants around their homes. Learn some ant biology basics, then be guided through the various management techniques including practical demonstrations on how to mix and apply the HAL gel bait. The formal workshop runs until noon; an informal “Lunch with the Lab Session” is slated from noon-1 p.m. for those who want more time for questions or to talk story. Limited seating available; register at www.littlefireants.com, via email or by calling the contact person below.

Contact: Alison Wagner, 315-5656, alison.wagner@littlefireants.com

MAP YOUR STORY

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

When: 2 p.m. Nov. 23

Details: Special program led by Jennifer Wheat, retired University of Hawaii English professor, in celebration of National Writing Month. Wheat will discuss creating maps that uncover and develop stories. Participants will work on an exercise and then share their results. Free; intended for ages 12 and older. Supplies will be provided.

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

Clubs

TODAY, Nov. 9

DAV CHAPTER NO. 6 HILO (DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS)

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

When: Noon today (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.hichapter6@gmail.com, 218-779-5044

HILO ORCHID SOCIETY

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

When: 1:30 p.m. today

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, info@hiloorchidsociety.org

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. today

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, wpkona@yahoo.com

THURSDAY, Nov. 14

HAWAII PHOTO SHOOTERS

Where: Komohana Research and Extension Center, 875 Komohana St., Room D-202, Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Thursday

Details: Member Chris King will present “Travels in Norway.” He will show and discuss photographs he captured while traveling in Norway. Most recently, he was in Bergen and Flam visiting with friends and family. He will discuss the camera gear he used and travelled with, photographic techniques he employed and he will share rapid post processing techniques using Adobe Lightroom.

Contact: Susan Miyasaka, 969-8258, sc_miyasaka@yahoo.com

COMING

HAWAII LOA CHAPTER, NATIONAL SOCIETY DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

Where: Lyman Museum, 276 Haili St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Nov. 16

Details: Regular chapter meeting will feature committee minutes and updates, installation of new members and a special guest presenter, Hilo teacher Pualeilani Fernandez, who will share her research on a World War I veteran from Hawaii, a journey that took her all the way to France. The Women’s Issues Committee will be collecting “Purses of Hope” donations for women’s shelters and the Community Classroom Committee will be collecting donations of children’s books (historical themes) for a classroom at the Holualoa school. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.

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

BIG ISLAND WATER GARDEN CLUB

Where: Keaau Community Center, 16-192 Pili Mua St., Keaau

When: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19

Details: Monthly meeting. Guest speaker will discuss raising tropical fishes in Hawaii. Public welcome. Business and mini auction concludes meeting.

Contact Name: Karen (leave message), 935-5357, stephen@backyardeden.com

HILO PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB

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

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 20

Details: Member Steve Clark will present images and video from his trip to Italy, where he visited Venice, Tuscany, Rome, the Vatican, Sorrento, the Isle of Capri and the Amalfi Coast. He will share a little about the challenges involved in capturing and processing some of the images. There also will be a short break, where members and visitors can chat and enjoy some refreshments. Meetings are open to anyone with an interest in photography; beginners are welcome. Free; information about the benefits of club membership will be provided.

Contact: Chris Butcher, 936-9021, chrisbutcher440@gmail.com

HILO WOMAN’S CLUB FALL RUMMAGE SALE

Where: Hilo Woman’s Clubhouse, 7 Lele St., Hilo

When: 7 a.m. Nov. 23

Details: Great quality items for kitchen/household, baby, outdoor/indoor, decorative, clothing, books and lots of jewelry and accessories. Just in time for the holidays. Don’t miss out.

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

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

MONDAY, Nov. 11

HOW TO THRIVE DURING THE HOLIDAYS AND BEYOND

Where: Tutu’s House, 64-1032 Mamalahoa Highway, No. 305, Waimea

When: 5 p.m. Monday

Details: Holiday weight gain seems inevitable, but is it? You can take action during the holidays to prevent weight gain, and further support your intention with New Year resolutions to move toward a healthier you. Get tips and recipes to take action now.

Contact: Shawn Saito, 885-6777, shawn@tutushouse.org

TUESDAY, Nov. 12

BREAST FEEDING SUPPORT INFORMATION SESSION

Where: Tutu’s House, 64-1032 Mamalahoa Highway, No. 305, Waimea

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Learn what breastfeeding resources are available, whether there is any cost to see a lactation consultant, as well as how insurance coverage can help. One lucky winner also will receive a free Haa Kaa breast pump. Free. Call the number below to register.

Contact: Shawn Saito, 885-6777, shawn@tutushouse.org

COMING

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, ostomygroup@yahoo.com

BIG ISLE COMMUNITY OUTREACH EVENT FOR ERUPTION RECOVERY — ART WORKSHOP

Where: Keaau Community Center, 16-192 Pili Mua St., Keaau

When: 9 a.m. Nov. 23

Details: Participants will create a symbolic work of art. The workshop is aimed at promoting resilience and resilience building, and will include discussion about coping, normal reactions to natural disasters and healthy ways of coping.

Contact: Jessica Nichols, 536-7705, office@hawaiipsychiatry.org

Just for Keiki

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13

NINTENDO SUPER NES GAME DAY FOR TEENS AND TWEENS

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

When: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday

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

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, joann_tani@hotmail.com

MICKEY MOUSE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

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

When: 11 a.m. Nov. 16

Details: Celebrate with the library on this special day, which will include a Minnie Mouse Bow-Tique Party game (design and pin the bow on Minnie), a Disney movie and the unveiling of a Mickey Mouse Birthday wooden plaque.

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

ART JOURNALING CLUB FOR TEENS AND TWEENS

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

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, mark.kishaba@librarieshawaii.org

Outdoors

THURSDAY, Nov. 14

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

FRIDAY, Nov. 15

STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 8:45 a.m. Friday and Nov. 23 and 30

Details: Volunteer to help remove invasive, non-native plant species that prevent native plants from growing in the park. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and long pants. Bring a hat, rain gear, day pack, snacks and water. Gloves and tools are provided. Younger than 18? Parental or guardian accompaniment or written consent is required. Visit the park website at www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/ for additional planning details.

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

Pau Hana

SUNDAY, Nov. 10

14TH ANNUAL RECOGNITION DINNER AND AUCTION

Where: Nani Mau Gardens, 421 Makalika St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Sunday

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, erika@hawaiimediation.org

FRIDAY, Nov. 15

SPAGHETTI DINNER AND BINGO

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

When: 6 p.m. Friday

Details: “All you can eat.” Includes choice of sauce and garlic bread, salad, desserts and coffee; other beverages can be purchased. Bingo is played Eagles style, with multiple winners each game. Prizes are grocery items. Cost for guests of the Eagles is only $9.

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

COMING

LIVE DANCE MUSIC BY THE TIN PAN ALLEYCATS

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

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 16

Details: Jump, jive and wail to the hit songs of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s during Swinging Saturday. A beginner-friendly swing dance lesson starts the night; the band plays from 7:30-10 p.m. Entry is $15 and includes the lesson and dance. There’s ample parking in the Elks’ lot behind the lodge, off Ululani Street. The Elks is a non-smoking venue. No experience or partner necessary. Toe-tappers are welcome.

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

FREE MOVIE NIGHT: “A DOG’S WAY HOME”

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

When: 4:30 p.m. Nov. 20

Details: Bring a light jacket because the room must remain cold. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Movie rated PG. This will be a fun family event.

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

Performances

TODAY, Nov. 9

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES PERFORM

Where: Hilo Farmers Market

When: 10 a.m. today, Tuesday and Nov. 16, 24 and 26

Details: Live acoustic music.

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

BEATLES TRIBUTE DANCE

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

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: Enjoy dancing to all your favorite Beatles music played by the Glass Onion Band. Cover charge only $5.

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

“THE GOD INSIDE MY EAR”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: Not Rated. After experiencing a peculiar and sudden breakup with her boyfriend, Elizia discovers a world of conspiracies, strange voices and horrifying visions. This comedic psychological thriller is directed by Joe Badon and stars Linnea Gregg, Collin Galyean and Dorian Rush. There also will be an artist talk with lead actress and Hilo native Gregg, offering insights into the production and life as an indie actor on the rise. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the showing.

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

SUNDAY, Nov. 10

“JUDY”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

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

Details: Rated PG-13. Biopic/drama. Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts. Led by a deeply committed performance from Renee Zellweger, “Judy” captures the waning days of a beloved performer with clear-eyed compassion. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing.

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

TUESDAY, Nov. 12

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, destinationhilo@gmail.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, ds.albertson@gmail.com

THURSDAY, Nov. 14

A WALK INTO THE PAST WITH DR. THOMAS A. JAGGAR

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Thursday and Nov. 19 and 26

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, taking participants on a tour of the tiny lab below Volcano House to see original seismograph equipment and other early instruments. Learn what motivated Jaggar to dedicate his life to the study of Hawaiian volcanoes and how his work helps save lives today. Space is limited; pick up a free ticket at the Kilauea Visitor Center front desk the day of the program. Program includes climbing stairs and entering a confined space. Free (park entrance fees apply).

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

FRIDAY, Nov. 15

SALSA NIGHT

Where: Kukuau Studio, 43 Kukuau St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Friday and Dec. 20

Details: Every third Friday of the month catch the Salsa community and music lovers alike. Music till 9 p.m. Cost is $10; all ages welcome.

Contact: Kukuau Studio, 464-3388, kukuaustudio@gmail.com

“WITH COSMIC SPACE FOR ETERNITY!”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Friday and Nov. 16

Details: This original musical comedy follows four aliens and their space-time bending adventures after crashing on Earth and meeting the locals. Do not miss this one-of-a-kind theater experience.

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

COMING

“MOANANUIAKEA”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 4 p.m. Nov. 17

Details: In 1976, a voyaging canoe sparked a cultural revival that quickly spread throughout Polynesia, breathing life into ancient myths and legends. More than four decades later, Hokule‘a continues to inspire a new generation of navigators and voyagers to gather their courage and sail beyond the horizon of the Pacific. This film celebrates the historic Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage that connected countless individuals and communities from around the globe. Documentary screening followed by a special discussion.

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

“THE LIGHTHOUSE”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 18-19

Details: Rated R. Drama, fantasy, horror. The hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

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

HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: Nov. 21-24

Details: 7 p.m. Nov. 21: “Daffodils”; 6 p.m. Nov. 22: “The Australian Dream”; 8:15 p.m. Nov. 22: “Can’t Stop The Dancing”; 12:30 p.m. Nov. 23: “Mauna Kea: Through The Kia‘i Lens”; 2:30 p.m. Nov. 23: “Haole & Crossing The Line” short; 5:30 p.m. Nov. 23: “Okinawan Blue”; 8 p.m. Nov. 23: “Blood Quantum”; noon Nov. 24: “Made in Hawai’i”; 2:30 p.m. Nov. 24: “Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator”; 4:30 p.m. Nov. 24: “Tokyo Hula”; and 7 p.m. Nov. 24: “Parasite.” Visit the Palace website for movie descriptions.

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

All Kine Stuffs

TODAY, Nov. 9

ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE

Where: Hilo Coast United Church of Christ, 28-1630 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Honomu

When: 8 a.m. today

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, hilocoastchurch@gmail.com

KAMUELA HONGWANJI GARAGE SALE AND VENDORS

Where: Kamuela Hongwanji Mission, 65-1110 Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea

When: 8 a.m. today

Details: Multi-family garage sale and other vendors. A church food booth and a fried chicken food truck also will be avialable.

Contact: Garrick, 238-8508, g2omura@gmail.com

STABLES SWAP MEET

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

When: 8:30 a.m. today

Details: Community market in the Hawaiian Beaches/Shores area. All welcome to attend or vend. Featuring garage sale, produce, plants, arts and crafts, food trucks and all kine stuffs. Plenty of parking. Second Saturday of each month.

Contact: Dawn Hurwitz, 936-3046, stablesswapmeet@gmail.com

HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR

Where: Hilo Daijingu Hall, 10 Anela St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Free admission. Food, baked goods, stationary, jewelry, hand-crafted items and much more. Hourly raffles as well.

Contact: Kelly Araki, 960-0751, holidaycraftfair14@gmail.com

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR

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

When: 9 a.m. today

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, cableblb@aol.com

PUNA BAPTIST CHURCH RUMMAGE SALE

Where: Nanawale Longhouse, 14-855 Kehau Road, Nanawale Estates

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Lots of good quality clothing, Christmas decorations and housewares.

Contact: Marlene Tamashiro, 937-4979, amtamashiro@yahoo.com

“ECHOES OF KAPOHO” BY FRANCES KAKUGAWA

Where: Basically Books, 1672 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 11:30 a.m. today

Details: In this powerful memoir, a Big Island woman whose village was buried by lava discovers you really can go home again. Join this acclaimed poet and educator as she recounts the lifelong lessons learned from growing up in a modern day Pompeii.

Contact: Christine Reed, 961-0144, basicallybooks@gmail.com

“INSPIRING WOMEN OF HAWAII” BY LORETTA CHEN

Where: Basically Books, 1672 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. today

Details: This book is a celebration of inspiring women who contributed to the growth and development of Hawaii. Chen weaves a powerful conversation about the influence and importance of Hawaii’s women. She will be joined by Isabella “Bella” Ellaheh Hughes, president and co-founder of Shaka Tea, for this presentation.

Contact: Christine Reed, 961-0144, basicallybooks@gmail.com

CARDS AND BOARD GAMES

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

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.

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

MONDAY, Nov. 11

VETERANS DAY CEREMONY

Where: Kilauea Military Camp front lawn

When: 3 p.m. Monday

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, elene.m.rizzo-kuhn.naf@mail.mil

HOME SCHOOL INFORMATION MEETING

Where: 280 Ponahawai St., Suite 203, Hilo

When: 6:30 p.m. Monday

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, ccofhilo@gmail.com

TUESDAY, Nov. 12

SALARY COMMISSION MEETING

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

When: 10 a.m. Tuesday

Details: Approval of minutes (Sept. 16) and election of Salary Commission chairman and vice chairman for calendar year 2020.

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

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. Tuesday

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, havo_information@nps.gov

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13

PUNA SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT MEETING

Where: W.H. Shipman office, 16-523 Keaau-Pahoa Road, Keaau

When: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday

Details: The public is invited to attend.

Contact: Jennifer Lopez Reavis, 933-8350, jennifer.lopez@hi.nacdnet.net

NA PA‘ANI HULA (HULA IMPLEMENTS)

Where: Hale Noa o Kilauea, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10 a.m. Wednesday

Details: Hawaiians have expressed themselves through hula, chant (oli) and mele (song) since ancient times, reveling in rhythm and music. Hula practitioner Amy Kaawaloa demonstrates the instruments used to provide rhythmic structure to hula. Part of the ‘Ike Hana No‘eau “Experience the Skillful Work” workshops. Free (park entrance fees apply).

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

U.S CENSUS BUREAU: ROAD TO 2020 PRESENTATION

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

When: 5 p.m. Wednesday

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.

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

THURSDAY, Nov. 14

NA MO’OLELO ‘O WAIMEA

Where: Tutu’s House, 64-1032 Mamalahoa Highway, No. 304, Waimea

When: 5 p.m. Thursday

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, shawn@tutushouse.org

RETURN TO THE WILD, TWO YEARS LATER

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

When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday

Details: Catch up on the whereabouts of the ‘alala with Rachel Kingsley, the education and outreach associate for The ‘Alala Project. Through intensive conservation efforts, more than 20 of these endemic and endangered Hawaiian crows have been reintroduced in native Hawaiian forests. Kingsley will provide information about this unique species, an update on the birds that were reintroduced, as well as plans for future reintroduction efforts. Free, although a $5 donation to VAC is appreciated.

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

FRIDAY, Nov. 15

HAWAII ELECTRIC LIGHT’S 125TH ANNIVERSARY DRIVE-IN MOVIE NIGHT

Where: Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium parking lot, 201-323 Manono St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Friday

Details: Free. Showtime is 6:30 p.m. Food will be available for purchase. In addition to the movie, the family celebration includes games, prizes and the Hawaii Classic Cruizers. This is an alcohol- and drug-free event. Chairs and mats are welcome; no tents. Come join the celebration.

Contact: Amanda Lee, 969-0161, amanda.lee@hawaiielectriclight.com

COMING

CRAFT FAIR

Where: Hilo Daijingu, 10 Anela St., Hilo

When: 8 a.m. Nov. 16

Details: Various vendors and products will be available for sale.

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

BUNKA NO HI (JAPANESE CULTURE DAY)

Where: Sangha Hall, 424 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Nov. 16

Details: Free. This year’s theme is “Okage Sama De,” and the day is dedicated to the memory of Barry Taniguchi. It kicks off with an omikoshi parade starting at the Aupuni Center and ending at Sangha Hall. The program starts at 10 a.m., with the honoring of Grand Marshal Larry Shunji Isemoto and Cultural Treasures, AJA Veterans Isamu Kanekuni, Wataru Kohashi and Joe Sugawara, and recognition of JCAH members aged 90 or older. Performances by Puna Taiko and koto master Darin Miyashiro and So-shin Kai. Demonstrations by professional calligrapher Khou Sekine and professional kimono dresser Keiko Fujishita from Japan. There also will be rice bowls, cooking demonstration by Audrey Wilson, demonstration by Aikido of Hilo and gyotaku fish painting by Laron Kageyama. Other displays, demonstrations and concessions will be available.

Contact: Laurie Higashi, 498-6247, laurie.higashi@gmail.com

POP-UP FREE LEGAL ADVICE CLINIC

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

When: 9 a.m. Nov. 16

Details: Volunteer attorneys will be available to meet individually to provide legal advice for family law, divorce, child custody, child support, guardianships or adoptions, estate planning, basic wills, power of attorney, health care directives, District Court, landlord-tenant, small claims, collections, bankruptcy and veterans.

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

3-D PUMPKIN CRAFT FOR TEENS AND TWEENS

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

When: 1 p.m. Nov. 16

Details: Children ages 12 and older are invited to create a 3-D pumpkin using a recycled book. Registration is required at the children’s reference desk. Please be advised, we will be using an X-acto knife to cut. Free; all materials provided.

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

HAWAIIAN MUSIC KANIKAPILA

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

When: 3 p.m. Nov. 16

Details: Use “He Mele Aloha” as the textbook, so bring yours along (it is available at Amazon for purchase or download, or locally at Basically Books, Walmart and at the national park in the gift shops). If you want to lead a song not in the book (or in a different key), bring sheet music to share. Players of all abilities and instruments, including voices, are welcome

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

SECOND ANNUAL HABITAT FOR HUMANITY GALA

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

When: 5 p.m. Nov. 16

Details: Guests will be treated to dinner, entertainment and a unique silent auction. The auction is blending island experiences, accommodations and local services with high-value items, which were donated to the ReStores, Habitat for Humanity’s resell outlet. One-of-a-kind items, including high-end art, will be available as “buy it now” opportunities for savvy shoppers. Great finds for everyone’s Christmas shopping list. Ticket are $125, and there also are table sponsorship opportunities. For tickets or more information, visit www.habitathawaiiisland.org/2nd-annual-fundraising-gala.html.

Contact: Margo Takata, 331-8010, margo@habitathawaiiisland.org

TIME FOR 12TH STEP – COMPULSIVE OVEREATERS WORKSHOP

Where: Clem Akina Park, Puueo Community Center, 145 Wainaku St., Hilo

When: 12:30 p.m. Nov. 17

Details: Free. Come together for an afternoon of fellowship and sharing around compulsive eating behaviors, over and under. Listen to recovering compulsive eaters share their experience, strength and hope. Regular meetings every Tuesday and Thursday in Hilo; no fees, dues or weigh-ins.

Contact: OA Contact, 345-2753, HawaiiBigIslandOA@gmail.com

COMMUNITY VOICES: BREAKING BREAD

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

When: 4:30 p.m. Nov. 19

Details: Community Voices explores the ways in which strangers can examine and share the things they have in common with one another. To start the series, we turn to bread as a means of exploring culture. On Nov. 19, learn about different cultures through stories and tasting bread from India, Ukraine, the Philippines and the U.S.

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

RECYCLE HAWAII — KITCHEN SKILLS TO SAVE THE WORLD

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

When: 5 p.m. Nov. 19

Details: If most of Hawaii’s landfill waste is residential, then you have the power — in your own home — to stop waste and save the world. Learn the top 15 kitchen skills to protect the planet, making the food you purchase go further than ever before.

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

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH BOOK CLUB

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

When: 4:30 p.m. Nov. 20 (book discussion meeting)

Details: November is Family Health Month and the library received the National Institute of Health book club kit. There are eight copies of “It’s All Relative: Adventures up and down the world’s family tree” by A.J. Jacobs. Those who want to participate in the book discussion can pick up a book, and the accompanying bag, at the library.

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

CELEBRATING 40 YEARS AT THE CANADA FRANCE HAWAII TELESCOPE

Where: Tutu’s House, 64-1032 Mamalahoa Highway, No. 305, Waimea

When: 5:30 p.m. Nov. 22

Details: During the 40 years since CFHT was built, much has changed. Join CFHT Executive Director Doug Simons as he tells the story behind the telescope’s successes and its plans to propel forward with a quantum leap in technology. Free. Call the number below to register.

Contact: Shawn Saito, 885-6777, shawn@tutushouse.org

PAINT AND SIP FUNDRAISER

Where: Haili Christian Gym, 190 Ululani St., Hilo

When: 2 p.m. Nov. 24

Details: Doors open at 1 p.m. Hosted by Little Big Tots Foundation. Art supplies provided by Circle of Life Arts Studio. Tickets are $45 (33% will go toward Little Big Tots Foundation). Contact Laimana at 936-4544, Kristina at 796-1106 or Meli at 785-4764.

Contact: Meli Akimseu, 785-4764, meli.akimseu@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

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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