Calendar for November 23

Arts & Exhibits

TODAY, Nov. 23

ADVERTISING


15TH ANNUAL STRINGED INSTRUMENT SHOW

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

When: Regular center hours Friday through Thursday

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

FRIDAY, Nov. 29

VOLCANO VILLAGE ART STUDIO TOUR AND SALE

Where: Volcano Village

When: 10 a.m. Friday through 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

COMING

23RD ANNUAL HOLIDAY CHARITY AND ARTISTS RECEPTION

Where: Kailua Village Artists Gallery, 75-5729 Alii Drive, Suite C-110, Kailua-Kona

When: 5 p.m. Nov. 30

Details: Benefits the Kiwanis Club of Kailua-Kona. There will be door prizes, silent auctions, pupus, handmade holiday ornaments and live music. Come out, meet the artists and support a great cause.

Contact: Pat Hedden, 329-6653, ph12303@yahoo.com

13TH ANNUAL PARADISE STUDIO ART TOUR

Where: Various locations

When: 10 a.m. Dec. 7-8

Details: Free to attend. Visit artists in their home studios in Hawaiian Paradise Park, Keaau and other parts of the Puna District. Seven studios with 25 local artists are showing oil paintings, watercolors, collages, pastels, acrylics, woods, sculptures, jewelry making, pottery, ceramics, silk painting, fashion art, photography and more. Free featured demos and music. For brochure and map, visit www.paradisestudiotour.com or call 982-5150.

Contact: Margaret Stanton, 966-5053, peggystanton007@yahoo.com

Classes

TODAY, Nov. 23

MAP YOUR STORY

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

When: 2 p.m. today

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

SUNDAY, Nov. 24

THE SOUND OF SOUL

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

When: Noon on Sunday and Dec. 29

Details: Learn ways to lift yourself to a higher state of consciousness so you can find a happier, more contented life now. Gain the strength and tools to meet life, no matter what is occurring.

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

MONDAY, Nov. 25

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. 26

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

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

BON DANCE CLASSES

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

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday and Dec. 10 and 24

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

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

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. 27

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

COMING

KUMU KELE KANAHELE’S NIIHAU SHELL JEWELRY WORKSHOPS

Where: Lyman Museum, 276 Haili St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Dec. 6-7

Details: Just in time for the holidays, Kanahele returns to teach the authentic creation of Niihau shell jewelry. On either day, participants will learn how to make a necklace/lei in the crown flower pikake style using their choice of momi ke‘oke‘o (white) or momi lenalena (yellow) shells and their choice of pink or red kahelelani shells. Choose your colors when making your reservation. Participants can create more than one piece, as long as they sign up for specific pieces in advance. Space is limited to 24 people per day; only people who register can be permitted in the classroom. Reservations must be made, pieces and colors specified and workshop fee(s) paid by Nov. 30 to ensure your place and availability of shells.

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

AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE

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

When: 9 a.m. Dec. 7

Details: This is the nation’s largest driver safety course and is designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. Learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. Participants might be eligible to receive a multiyear auto insurance discount upon completing the course (consult your insurance agent for details). AARP membership is not required to take the course and there are no tests to pass.

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

ISLAND WATER SUSTAINABILITY WITH UNCLE TILO

Where: Uncle Tilo’s Water Catchment, 15-2660 Pahoa Village Road, No. 102, Pahoa

When: 10 a.m. Dec. 7

Details: Recycling has changed drastically. Water sustainability begins with individual kuleana for clean water. Talk story and learn how you can drink, shower, cook and wash your food with water from your tap whether you’re on municipal, well or rainwater catchment.

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

CREATIVE RETREAT — HOLIDAY MACRAME ORNAMENTS

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

When: 2 p.m. Dec. 10

Details: Macrame is trendy again. Make three different ornaments using easy macrame knots. Space is limited to six participants. Materials, tools and light refreshments included. Cost is $20.

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

CREATIVE RETREAT — PAPER QUILLED POINSETTIA ORNAMENT

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

When: 2 p.m. Dec. 14

Details: Create an intricate ornament hanging inside a holiday bulb. Materials, tools and light refreshments included. Cost is $20.

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

HIGHWAY SAFETY COURSES

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

When: 8 a.m. Dec. 16-20

Details: For government and private employers who schedule employees to perform traffic control and are involved in lane closures.

Contact: Jena Rice, 800-272-8772, jena.rice@atssa.com

CREATIVE RETREAT — PAINT DOTTED ORNAMENTS

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

When: 2 p.m. Dec. 17

Details: Decorate two clay ornaments with acrylic paint dottilism and mandala dotting techniques. Materials, tools and light refreshments included. Cost is $20.

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

Clubs

TODAY, Nov. 23

HILO WOMAN’S CLUB FALL RUMMAGE SALE

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

When: 7 a.m. today

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

SUNDAY, Nov. 24

LITTLE BIG TOTS FOUNDATION TRUMP CARD GAME CHARITY FUNDRAISER

Where: Hilo

When: 2 p.m. Sunday

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

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

Health

TODAY, Nov. 23

BIG ISLE COMMUNITY OUTREACH EVENT FOR ERUPTION RECOVERY — ART WORKSHOP

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

When: 9 a.m. today

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

TUESDAY, Nov. 26

CHILDREN’S BEREAVEMENT GROUP

Where: Hawaii Care Choices, Community Building, 1011 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 3 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: This group offers free peer support for children and teens who lost anyone close to them in a safe and comfortable environment where they can build resilience to go through the grieving process. First and third Tuesdays of each month for children in grades K-1; second and fourth Tuesdays for children in grades 7-12.

Contact: Jihey Roach, 969-1733, jroach@hawaiicarechoices.org

FRIDAY, Nov. 29

HILO PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP

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

When: 2 p.m. Friday

Details: “Managing Our Swallowing Challenges” will be presented by Daria M. Gray, MSCC-SLP, who recently relocated from the Portland, Ore., area. She is a trained SPEAK OUT! provider. There will be an overview of the complex yet automatic swallow process along with potential swallow difficulties that might develop during the course of living with Parkinson’s disease. Those who attend will have an opportunity to experience some differences in food textures and tastes during the presentation while learning about the stages of the swallow process. Participants will leave with more specific terminology to identify and discuss changes with their health care team. Care partners will learn simple ways to support more adequate nutrition and hydration.

Contact: Fran Calvert, 982-7511, fcalvert@hawaiiantel.net

COMING

BLUE ZONES PROJECT CELEBRATION

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

When: 5 p.m. Dec. 3

Details: Sample free Blue Zones Project-inspired pupus from local restaurants and a wine sample while supplies last. Enjoy live entertainment, hula holiday performances, cooking and gardening demos, lots of keiki activities, ping pong, a free holiday photo booth, health and well-being resources, gardening giveaways, prizes and more.

Contact: Jade Iokepa, 756-5772, jade.iokepa@sharecare.com

Just for Keiki

TODAY, Nov. 23

HAWAII ISLE ARCHERY CLUB GENESIS FUN SHOOT

Where: Malama Park, 299 Mamaki St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. today

Details: Ages 6-17 welcome to participate. Parents must be present at all times. Hot dog lunch included for participants from noon-1 p.m. Must pre-register online at hiarchery.com as space is limited. All equipment provided, but some shooting experience is required. Small prizes awarded; no scoring system.

Contact: Jolene Iyo, 936-4013, jhanoa@gmail.com

ART JOURNALING CLUB FOR TEENS AND TWEENS

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

When: 1:30 p.m. today and Dec. 21

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

COMING

READING TAILS: READ TO PIERRE

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

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

Details: Youngsters are encouraged to practice and improve their reading skills by reading to Pierre, a certified therapy dog. Readers choose their own books to read during this special time. We encourage youngsters to meet Pierre and owner Maile, during their special visit twice a month.

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

NINTENDO SUPER NES GAME DAY FOR TEENS AND TWEENS

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

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

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

READ TO MOCHI

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

When: 11:30 a.m. Dec. 7

Details: Mochi is a service dog that loves to be read stories. Free and open to children who are at an elementary school reading level. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Outdoors

TODAY, Nov. 23

STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 8:45 a.m. today and Nov. 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

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 27

‘ULU MAIKA (HAWAIIAN BOWLING)

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10 a.m. Wednesday

Details: Celebrate the annual Hawaiian Makahiki season and come ‘ulu maika at the park. ‘Ulu maika resembles American bowling but uses two stakes and a disc-shaped tone instead of pins and a bowling ball. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

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

FRIDAY, Nov. 30

KMC HOLIDAY CHALLENGE

Where: Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 5 p.m. Friday through Jan. 1, 2020

Details: It’s that time of year again at KMC! The public is invited to come out and vote for their top three decorated cottages/activities. Come out during the day to see the special details or in the evening when the cottages are ate lit up, then cast your ballots at the front desk, Crater Rim Cafe, general store or recreation lodge.

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

COMING

ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY CLEAN UP WITH UNCLE TILO

Where: Mile marker 20, Highway 130

When: 7 a.m. Dec. 7

Details: All participants receive a free T-shirt, trash bags and deep appreciation. Be a part of the army of volunteers making a tangible impact on waste. Bring water, sun hat and wear long sleeves, long pants and closed-toed shoes for your protection.

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

CHRISTMAS AT THE ZOO

Where: Pana‘ewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens, 800 Stainback Highway, Hilo

When: 9:30 a.m. Dec. 7

Details: Come and enjoy the fun of watching the zoo critters open their presents. Meet at at the primadome and proceed through the zoo with the Animal Enrichment Team playing Santa Claws (pun intended).

Contact: Nina S. Bremer, 982-7798, nsbremer@gmail.com

Pau Hana

MONDAY, Nov. 25

MOVIE NIGHT

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

When: 5 p.m. Monday

Details: Attend a free screening of a 1997 American biographical war drama film based on the 1952 book of the same name. Actor Brad Pitt portrays Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer, whose attempt to scale a Himalayan peak is interrupted by World War II. To find out the movie title, contact the library.

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

COMING

THE TACKY T-SHIRT SOCIAL DANCE PARTY

Where: AJA Hall, 361 Haihai St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 13

Details: Celebrate the holiday season in true island style. Wear your most casual. You can even wear your ballroom shoes with knee-high socks and shorts. The music will be a festive collection for those who dance ballroom, nightclub, Latin, country and even line dance. The evening also includes special performances. Bring a pupu if you like. For singles and couples. Cost is $7.

Contact: Denise Westbrook, 970-739-6771, dancingscreenwriter@yahoo.com

FREE MOVIE NIGHT: “IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE”

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

When: 4 p.m. Dec. 18

Details: Family fun just in time for the holidays. The movie will be shown in the microfilm/AV room, so bring a light jacket because the air conditioning must remain on. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Movie rated PG.

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

Performances

TODAY, Nov. 23

HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: Various times today and Sunday

Details: 12:30 p.m. today: “Mauna Kea: Through The Kia‘i Lens”; 2:30 p.m. today: “Haole & Crossing The Line” short; 5:30 p.m. today: “Okinawan Blue”; 8 p.m. today: “Blood Quantum”; noon Sunday: “Made in Hawai’i”; 2:30 p.m. Sunday: “Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator”; 4:30 p.m. Sunday: “Tokyo Hula”; and 7 p.m. Sunday: “Parasite.” Visit the Palace website for movie descriptions.

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

“SHALL WE DANCE?”

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

When: 2 p.m. today

Details: Kanako Okita and her friends invite you to the world of dance music. Free and open to the public. Features dance music played on piano by many composers such as Satie, Chopin, Brahms, Debussy, Ravel, Gershwin and Frank Bridge.

Contact: Kanako Okita, 345-3121, kikuchika.naco.cco@gmail.com

SUNDAY, Nov. 24

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES PERFORM

Where: Hilo Farmers Market

When: 10 a.m. Sunday and Tuesday

Details: Live acoustic music.

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

TUESDAY, Nov. 26

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

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Tuesday

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

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, Halau Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna perform their lively hula. On Dec. 3, Alu Like’s Halau Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna entertains with lively music and dance and a lei workshop. On Dec. 10, Na Wahine a me Na Kane Laulima o Hawaii return with their wonderful program. Dec. 17 features the lovely Hula Sisters dancing to the guitar strummings and voice of Ben Kaili. On Dec. 24, the beautiful Christy Lassiter and friends entertain. And on Dec. 31, enjoy more lovely music and dance with the Hula Sisters.

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

FRIDAY, Nov. 29

“THE NEED TO GROW”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Friday through Dec. 3

Details: This film follows pioneers of the cutting edge technology as they fight to localize sustainable food systems and regenerate Earth’s dying soils. With only 60 years of farmable soil left on Earth, the film offers an intimate look into the hearts of activists and innovators in the food movement.

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

COMING

“A MILLION DREAMS”

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

When: 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30

Details: Kilauea Drama and Entertainment Network presents this benefit concert. Join the Pedro Ka‘awaloa, Norman Arancon, Paige Mason and Mikala Thomas as they perform some of their favorite songs, ranging from pop and jazz favorites to some great hits from Broadway. Free admission, but donations will be graciously accepted at the door. Seating is on a first come, first served basis.

Contact: Suzi Bond, 982-7344, kden73@aol.com

HO! HO! HOEDOWN!

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

When: 4 p.m. Dec. 1

Details: Orchid Isle Orchestra invites you to a free concert of holiday favorites, plus a mix of modern and romantic/baroque works by Bach, Mahler, Moussorgsky, Vivaldi and more. Donations welcome.

Contact: Cathy Young, 982-9307, orchidisleorchestra@gmail.com

HAWAII WRITERS GUILD WRITERS’ VOICES AUTHORS READING

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

When: 6 p.m. Dec. 4

Details: The spirit of the season will not be forgotten. Writers’ Voices is an evening of original readings by guild members. Readers at the December event are Donald J. Bingle, Nancy Baenziger, Steven Foster and Louise Riofrio. These semi-monthly readings are free and open to the public. Pictures and stories from past readings are posted on the guild website at www.hawaiiwritersguild.com/guild-news.html.

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

“ALICE FINDS WONDERLAND (ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS EVE)”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 13; 1 p.m. Dec. 14

Details: Live acting, singing and dancing all wrapped up into a spectacular Christmas musical production. Alice (Lacey Ray), a modern-day teenager, has not yet found herself nor her purpose in life. This manifests itself in her lack of appreciation for and strained relationship with her family. On Christmas Eve, after being forced to go to church, Alice sneaks out and somehow gets sucked into a world called Wonderland.

Contact: Angie Woods, 796-9754, info@n2-dance.com

SALSA NIGHT

Where: Kukuau Studio, 43 Kukuau St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. 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

“THE NUTCRACKER BALLET”

Where: Kahilu Theatre, 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Waimea

When: 2 p.m. Dec. 21-23

Details: West Hawaii Dance Theatre lights up the holidays with this delightful classic. A full orchestra will accompany the dancers. The festive family-friendly production includes more than 70 dancers and guest professional dancers. Choreography is based on the original “Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo” version and was updated for this years production. A silent auction and Nutcracker Boutique will be featured in the lobby. Proceeds will benefit WHDT’s ongoing programs, scholarship fund and studio renovations.

Contact: Virginia Holte, 329-8876, whdtheatre@gmail.com

All Kine Stuffs

TODAY, Nov. 23

32ND ANNUAL HILO CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA CRAFT FAIR

Where: Edith Kanaka‘ole Tennis Stadium, 350 Kalanikoa St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Features 100 of the best artisans and crafters from the Big Island and throughout Hawaii and California. There is a $2 admission charge for adults; children 12 years old and younger are free, and the last hour before closing each day will be free for last-minute purchases and pickups.

Contact: Kim Sasaki, 896-1620, malamaponoeventsmgmt@gmail.com

ANGEL TREE SIGN-UPS

Where: The Salvation Army, 219 Ponahawai St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Helping children (12 and younger) and seniors (65 and older) who need assistance with toys or items for Christmas. Bring picture ID, birth certificates and income verification. For any questions, contact the person below.

Contact: Danielle Bratton, 935-1277, Danielle.Bratton@usw.salvationarmy.org

“THE DONUT THAT ROARED: A CHILD’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING AN MRI”

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

When: 10:30 a.m. today

Details: The library is a grant recipient of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. This special story time will feature the newly published book, which is a children’s picture book about coping with and easing anxiety when having an MRI. After the story there will be a craft and donuts to enjoy.

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

MAKE WREATHS, GARLANDS AND ALL SORTS OF HOLIDAY FLORAL DECORATIONS

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

When: Noon today

Details: The American Rhododendron Society – Hawaii Chapter invites the public to join members for creative floral play. After a potluck, participants will create holiday decor just for fun. Raid your garden and bring flowers and foliage for your own creations and to share with others. Bring vases, floral foam, pruners and whatever tools and items you will need. Free and open to all. The day will close with a very short business meeting (planning the holiday party) followed by a plant auction and giveaway of trusses.

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

HOLIDAY FAIRE

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

When: Noon today

Details: Enjoy food, holiday drinks, crafts and purchasing gifts from local artisans. Contact the office (982-7701) to be a vendor. This a free, fun event for the whole family.

Contact: Jenny Bach, 640-0278, jennyabach@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

BOOK SIGNING WITH WALTER DUDLEY AND PETE HENDRICKS

Where: Basically Books, 160 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. today

Details: Meet these Big Island authors and have them sign their new book, “Famous Visitors to Hawaii.” During the past two centuries, the Hawaiian Islands have been visited by millions of people. Some of these visitors would become famous as authors, actors, aviators and musicians. Others were already famous and came to Hawaii seeking respite from celebrity. All would find their lives changed by Hawaii, and many would leave an impact on the islands.

Contact: Jane Gillespie, 732-1709, info@mutualpublishing.com

MAP YOUR STORY

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

When: 2 p.m. today

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,

SUNDAY, Nov. 24

PAINT AND SIP FUNDRAISER

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

When: 2 p.m. Sunday

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

MONDAY, Nov. 25

DINNER AND A SHOW: “SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET”

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

When: 5 p.m. Monday

Details: The soaring adventure and incredible true story of an Austrian prisoner of war, Heinrich Harrer, who is transformed by his friendship with the young Dalai Lama. Dinner will be taco salad with a dessert. Reservations required. Meal is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children.

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

ROAD TO 2020: US CENSUS

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

When: 6 p.m. Monday

Details: Learn about the 2020 Census and how important it is for communities to get a complete and accurate count. Leo Christian, partnership specialist from the Census Partnership and Engagement Program, also will discuss job opportunities.

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

THURSDAY, Nov. 28 (Thanksgiving Day)

THE SALVATION ARMY’S ANNUAL THANKSGIVING BANQUET

Where: Aunt Sally Luau Hale, 799 Piilani St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Thursday

Details: Lunch served at noon. Enjoy a Thanksgiving feast and get a chance to win door prizes.

Contact: Danielle Bratton, 935-1277, Danielle.Bratton@usw.salvationarmy.org

THANKSGIVING BUFFET

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

When: 2 p.m. Thursday

Details: Cost is $23.95 for adults, $13.95 for children 6 and younger. Features roasted turkey with stuffing and cranberry sauce, pineapple honey-glazed ham, corn chowder, tossed salad, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, rice, green bean casserole, dessert and a beverage. No reservations required. Park entry fees apply.

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

FRIDAY, Nov. 29

KAMAHALO HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR

Where: Cooper Center, 19-4030 Wright Road, Volcano

When: 9 a.m. Friday and Nov. 30

Details: More than 30 vendors will be on hand with homemade, handmade and homegrown items. Besides the unique gift items, the Cooper Center Council volunteers will make hearty soups and food for hungry shoppers. Proceeds will be used to fund community activities and projects.

Contact: Linda Ugalde, 936-9705, kilaueatutu@gmail.com

DOWNTOWN HILO HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING FESTIVAL

Where: Kalakaua Park, 136 Kalakaua St., Hilo

When: 4 p.m. Friday

Details: Kick off the season. Bring chairs and mats and enjoy of evening of free arts and crafts for the kids, prizes, games, food trucks, free entertainment and more.

Contact: Carlos Navor Jr., 464-2276, admin@downtownhilo.org

COMING

LA KU‘OKO‘A EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR

Where: Kamehameha Schools Hawaii, Dining Hall, 16-716 Volcano Road, Keaau

When: 9 a.m. Nov. 30-Dec. 1

Details: Free conference in celebration of the official day the Hawaiian Kingdom became the first non-European country to ever have official recognition as a sovereign independent nation by Britain and France. Lunch will be available for purchase. Pre-register at ahakanaka.eventbrite.com.

Contact: Robert Yamada, 960-8128, ryamada001@me.com

LOCAL AUTHOR MEET AND MINGLE

Where: Basically Books, 160 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: Noon on Nov. 30

Details: Talk story with local authors on Small Business Saturday about their books, their process and their characters. Featured authors include Walt Dudley, Pete Hendricks, Jane Hoff, Karen Valentine Kapono, Jill Steele, Sonia Martinez, Veryl Ann Grace, Margaret Drake, Lorenz Gonschor and others.

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

“A POWER IN THE WORLD” BY LORENZ GONSCHOR

Where: Basically Books, 160 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 3:30 p.m. Nov. 30

Details: Gonschor will present his new book that examines a pan-Oceanian policy and ideology, which aided the spread of the Hawaiian Kingdom’s constitutional model to other Pacific archipelagos.

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

WAIMEA SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY EVENT

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

When: 4 p.m. Nov. 30

Details: Showcasing small businesses. Food truck, food booth, vendors, poinsettia sale, keiki canvas painting. Stop in for dinner and shopping.

Contact: Michele, 895-3515, alohalashes808@gmail.com

13TH ANNUAL HOWLING AND MEOWING HOLIDAYS

Where: Hawaiian Paradise Park Community Center, 15-1570 Makuu Dr., Hawaiian Paradise Park

When: 7:30 a.m. Dec. 1

Details: Join Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary for fun with your dog and the entire family. Collect pledges for the dog walk and win wonderful prizes. One-stop shopping at the silent auction tables. Games for you and your dog, live music and ono food. Register at rainbowfriends.org or call the number below.

Contact: Linda Brooks, 982-5110, mail@rainbowfriends.org

MASTER GARDENER DEMONSTRATION GARDEN OPEN HOUSE

Where: Komohana Research and Extension Center, 875 Komohana St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Dec. 3

Details: See the techniques Master Gardeners are using, including mulching and organic systems. In addition, talk with Master Gardeners about joining the group.

Contact: Eli Isele, 969-8209, elihu@hawaii.edu

HAWAII LITERACY

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

When: 1 p.m. Dec. 6

Details: Greater literacy builds stronger families and communities. One in 6 adults in the U.S. struggle with reading and writing. Learn more about the cyclical nature of low-literacy, the correlation between literacy level and crime and how communities are improved by supporting literacy efforts. Learn how to access the many services available for adults at the Hilo library, CALC and Kona Literacy Center.

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

LEILANI NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

Where: 13-3441 Moku St., Leilani Estates

When: 8 a.m. Dec. 7

Details: Looking for bargains? Have items to sell? No entry fee for buyers. Leilani resident sellers no charge. Non-resident sellers are asked for a $5 donation.

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

RUMMAGE SALE

Where: Hilo Church of God, 671 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 8 a.m. Dec. 7

Details: Awesome bargains. Find clothes, toys, kitchenware, household goods and much more. Just in time for the holidays.

Contact: Pastor June Guevarra, 938-2862, juneg3161@gmail.com

HILO HIGH PTSA CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR

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

When: 8:30 a.m. Dec. 7

Details: Kick off the holiday season at the “best little craft fair in town.” This is a festive showcase of quality arts and crafts, handcrafted, affordable gift items and more. All proceeds support the Hilo High community. Free admission/parking, with door prize drawings every half hour.

Contact: Beverly, 313-5500, bgheikes@yahoo.com

NEXTECH FISH TANK (STEM) COMPETITION OPEN HOUSE

Where: UH-Hilo, UCB 127, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Dec. 7

Details: Learn about this exciting competition based on a popular television series in which entrepreneurs and inventors pitch ideas to judges for a chance to secure money from famous investors. Hawaii County students (grades 6-12) will have the opportunity to work on a solution for a local problem for a chance to win prizes and recognition. The competition will start in January 2020 and run through April 2020. Open to the public.

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

BOOK-SIGNING WITH CHEF AND FOOD WRITER WANDA ADAMS

Where: Basically Books, 160 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Dec. 7

Details: Adams will be signing her new cookbook, “A Portuguese-Hawaii Kitchen,” which explores Hawaii’s Portuguese cooking, starting with the familiar soups and breads and on to basic traditional dishes and special festive recipes. This new edition has a new chapter, “Variations on a Portuguese Theme,” which features new recipes by Adams and guest chefs George Gomes, George Mavrothalassitis, Bobby Camara and Sandy Tsukiyama, as well as essays about Portuguese cooking, particularly in Hawaii.

Contact: Jane Gillespie, 380-1026, jgsh@mutualpublishing.com

41ST ANNUAL PAHALA CHRISTMAS PARADE

Where: Pahala, Ka‘u

When: 1 p.m. Dec. 8

Details: Come and see Santa and his friends. Route starts at the Armory, goes along Koali, with a stop at hospital, and continues on to Kamani, Pikake, Pakalana, Huapala and ends at Pahala Holy Rosary Church. Santa will be happy to take free pictures with keiki after the parade.

Contact: Kelly Thome, 987-3240, kellythome101@gmail.com

GRAND OPENING

Where: Hilo Naturopathic Clinic, 246 Ululani St., Hilo

When: 4 p.m. Dec. 9

Details: Celebrating the opening of a new clinic location. Light refreshments and more. Plus, meet the team and see what the clinic has to offer.

Contact: Rachel Sheehan, 854-3787, rachelsheehannd@gmail.com

16TH ANNUAL “A KEAUKAHA KALIKIMAKA” CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR

Where: Kawananakoa Gym, 156 Baker Ave, Keaukaha

When: 8 a.m. Dec. 14

Details: A Ke Ana La‘ahana Public Charter School community project, supporting local artists and teaching students how to be entrepreneurs.

Contact: Ginger Takeshita, 961-6228, gtakeshita@kalpcs.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 Thanksgiving; 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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