Calendar for November 30

Arts & Exhibits

TODAY, Nov. 30

ADVERTISING


VOLCANO VILLAGE ART STUDIO TOUR AND SALE

Where: Volcano Village

When: 10 a.m. today and Sunday

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

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. today

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

COMING

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

SUNDAY, Dec. 1

LAST TWO MONTHS OF FREE DOG TRAINING AND SOCIALIZATION

Where: Sidewalk nearest the Japanese tea house, Liliuokalani Gardens, Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 2 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 26, 2020

Details: Training to solve behavioral problems or just give your dog a great social experience. Bring a bowl for water; all training tools, treats, etc., as needed, will be provided.

Contact: Carl Oguss, 933-9763, easthawaiidogpsychologycenter@yahoo.com

MONDAY, Dec. 2

MAKE CHRISTMAS CARDS

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

When: 6 p.m. Monday

Details: Use rubber stamps, hand-held punches and decorative elements to make holiday cars. All supplies provided.

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

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, Dec. 3

PUNA WRITERS’ WORKSHOPS FALL SESSIONS

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

When: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday or Thursday

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

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, Dec. 4

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, Dec. 5

KAMANA SENIOR CENTER SENIOR LECTURES

Where: Shipman Industrial Park, 16-166 Melekahiwa St., Keaau

When: 10 a.m. Thursday

Details: This week, the group will tour the HPM Custom Roofing facility. Use your own transportation to go directly to Shipman Industrial Park. Members only please. Take the second right (Melekahiwa Street) and drive to the end of the street. Enter through the gate on the left. This will be the last week to sign up and pay for the Christmas Lunch.

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

HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES

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

When: 1 p.m. Thursdays

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

FRIDAY, Dec. 6

KUMU KELE KANAHELE’S NIIHAU SHELL JEWELRY WORKSHOPS

Where: Lyman Museum, 276 Haili St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Friday and Dec. 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

COMING

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

PAINTING FLOWERS USING WATERCOLOR

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

When: 1 p.m. Dec. 8

Details: Join other creative souls ages 10-100 and bring your own materials, including watercolor (paint box set, palette or tubes), a few small soft hair brushes, small water container and quality watercolor paper. Learn basic techniques that will make painting an exciting creative journey. Registration is required; space is limited. RSVP by Friday, Dec. 6.

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

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

GENEROSITY: GROW RICHER BY GIVING IT AWAY!

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Dec. 10

Details: Learn how to improve your life, health and well-being through helping others. Many have already discovered a secret key to happiness and success is by giving of their time, talent and treasures to others, especially those in need. There is no cost to participate.

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

BON DANCE CLASSES

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

When: 6 p.m. 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

INTRODUCTION TO DATABASES: NATGEO VIRTUAL LIBRARY AND CHILTON LIBRARY

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

When: 10:30 a.m. Dec. 12

Details: If you love browsing old issues of National Geographic, you’ll want to get familiar with the National Geographic Virtual Library. Explore every page of every issue from 1888 to present. The Chilton Library is a great resource for information about car repair. Find diagrams, repair procedures, labor estimates and more. Feel free to bring your own Wi-Fi-enabled device. This program is geared toward adults, though teens are welcome.

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

COLLEGE SPORTS RECRUITING 101

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

When: 5 p.m. Dec. 12

Details: Parents and students of all ages are invited to this informative talk to get information about common mistakes, the recruiting process, academic eligibility, types of scholarships and aid available for student-athletes and the importance of video (highlights, skills video, full game video). There is no cost to participate.

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

DEFUSE AND AVOID STRESS: THREE SPIRITUAL TOOLS

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Dec. 13, 20 and 17

Details: Learn to defuse existing stress and avoid future stress by using spiritual tools to recognize false assumptions about the self and identify with one’s true inner self. With practice, achieve detachment and peace that will improve your life and meditation practice. There is no cost to participate.

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

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

THE SOUND OF SOUL

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

When: Noon on 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

Clubs

THURSDAY, Dec. 5

BIG ISLAND COIN CLUB

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

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Details: Members and guests are invited to the annual holiday potluck dinner and dessert meeting. An extremely short meeting will be immediately followed by the usual suspects hosting the BICC fun event of the collecting season. Suggestions for our May BICC Coin, Currency and Collectibles Show and Sale will be taken. Bring a hearty appetite and your favorite meal item.

Contact: Steve Nemeth, 430-1472, steve.nemeth891@gmail.com

COMING

A MERRY AND BRIGHT CHRISTMAS PARTY

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

When: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 14

Details: Enjoy a holiday dinner with all the trimmings, a sing a-long, door prizes, dancing and more. Tickets are $25. For tickets and more information, call the number below.

Contact: Beverly Heikes, 9359838, office@hilowomansclub.org

Health

TUESDAY, Dec. 3

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

BLUE ZONES PROJECT CELEBRATION

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

When: 5 p.m. Tuesday

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

FRIDAY, Dec. 6

BLISS CIRCLENA WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT CIRCLE

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

When: 3:30 p.m. Friday

Details: Focuses on providing young women, ages 18-25, with holistic self-care. Instructor brings together the sacred and powerful connection of gathering in women circles with the practicality and professionalism of holistic women’s health, wellness and self-care. There is no cost to participate.

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

COMING

RHTHYMS OF THE HEART EFFECTIVE STRESS RELIEF NOW

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

When: Noon on Dec. 10

Details: Learn to create more heart health from science and spirituality. Instructor is a certified medical support hypnotherapist and restorative yoga therapist. There is no cost to participate.

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

GET TO KNOW HOW YOUR BODY WORKS

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

When: 6 p.m. Dec. 16

Details: Trillions of cells make up the complex organ systems of our bodies. These working parts communicate with each other and the outside world, so your body is a master at responding to changes from inside and outside its boundaries. Chosing some things that trigger the body to respond, explore the question “How exactly does it do that?” No prior knowledge of biology needed. No quiz at the end.

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

Just for Keiki

TODAY, Nov. 30

READING TAILS: READ TO PIERRE

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

When: 12:30 p.m. today

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

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4

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

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

ART JOURNALING CLUB FOR TEENS AND TWEENS

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

When: 1:30 p.m. 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

Outdoors

TODAY, Nov. 30

STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 8:45 a.m. today

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

KMC HOLIDAY CHALLENGE

Where: Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 5 p.m. 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

THURSDAY, Dec. 5

STEWARDSHIP OF KIPUKAPUAULU

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Thursdays

Details: Meet at the Kipukapuaulu parking lot off Mauna Loa Road off Highway 11. Help remove troublesome plants. Bring clippers or pruners, sturdy gloves, a hat and water. Wear closed-toe shoes and clothing you don’t mind getting permanently stained from morning glory sap. Be prepared for cool and wet or hot and sunny weather. New volunteer? Contact Marilyn Nicholson at nickem@hawaii.rr.com for more information.

Contact: Park Information, 985-6011, havo_information@nps.gov

COMING

ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY 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

SUNDAY, Dec. 1

COMMUNITY BREAKFAST

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

When: 9 a.m. Sunday

Details: Biscuits and sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, hash browns, fruit cocktail, tea and coffee for a donation pf $8 for adults, $5 for children 7-12; keiki 6 and younger are free. All welcome.

Contact: Freda Hart, 965-7031, fredahart85@gmail.com

FRIDAY, Dec. 6

STEAK/FISH DINNER

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

When: 6 p.m. Friday

Details: Enjoy your choice of entree. Cost to guests of the Eagles is $10. Entertainment provided. Steak is cooked to order on the outdoor grill. Fish is breaded in Panko. Dinner includes rice, baked potato, salad, desserts and coffee. Other beverages can be purchased.

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

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. 30

“A MILLION DREAMS”

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

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

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

“THE NEED TO GROW”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

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

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

SUNDAY, Dec. 1

HO! HO! HOEDOWN!

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

When: 4 p.m. Sunday

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

TUESDAY, Dec. 3

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

Where: 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, 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, 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

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4

HAWAII WRITERS GUILD WRITERS’ VOICES AUTHORS READING

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

When: 6 p.m. Wednesday

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

FRIDAY, Dec. 6

“NUTCRACKER BALLET”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Friday and Dec. 7; 2 p.m. Dec. 8

Details: Island Dance Academy presents this wonderful holiday tradition, complete with tap dancing soldiers, whirling ballerinas and adorable surprises. As it has for the past 21 years, this year’s production has updated choreography and a fresh cast of dancers, plus gorgeous costumes and scenery. Tickets are $12/$10 and are available at The Most Irresistible Shop and the Palace. For credit card orders, call 934-7010.

Contact: Suen Hughes, 756-7889, islanddanceacademy@yahoo.com

COMING

CHORAL CONCERT

Where: First United Protestant Church, 1350 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 3 p.m. Dec. 7

Details: Six centuries of Christmas carols. Presented by Hilo Community Chorus under the direction of Tom McAlexander, with Walter Greenwood and soloists. Free admission.

Contact: Melanie Oldfather, 938-2401, mel1201@hotmail.com

“1940S RADIO HOUR”

Where: William Charles Lunalilo Center, Kamehameha Schools Hawaii, 16-714 Volcano Road, Keaau

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 12-13

Details: Admission is just one canned good, which will be donated to The Food Basket, Hawaii Island’s food bank. The show portrays the final holiday broadcast of the Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade on the New York radio station WOV in December 1942, in the midst of a world war. See talented students belt out some of the greatest hits from 1940-41 in this Broadway musical.

Contact: Shaun Chillingworth, 982-0015, shchilli@ksbe.edu

“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. 30

KAMAHALO HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR

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

When: 9 a.m. today

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

LOCAL AUTHOR MEET AND MINGLE

Where: Basically Books, 160 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: Noon today

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

CARDS AND BOARD GAMES

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

When: 1 p.m. today

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

“A POWER IN THE WORLD” BY LORENZ GONSCHOR

Where: Basically Books, 160 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 3:30 p.m. today

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. today

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

SUNDAY, Dec. 1

13TH ANNUAL HOWLING AND MEOWING HOLIDAYS

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

When: 7:30 a.m. Sunday

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

TUESDAY, Dec. 3

MASTER GARDENER DEMONSTRATION GARDEN OPEN HOUSE

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

When: 9 a.m. Tuesday

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

FRIDAY, Dec. 6

HAWAII LITERACY

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

When: 1 p.m. Friday

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

COMING

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 CERAMICS CLUB CHRISTMAS SALE

Where: Higashi Hongwanji Mission, 216 Mohouli St., Hilo

When: 8 a.m. Dec. 7

Details: Features functional and art ceramics that make wonderful holiday gifts. Come and find a wide variety of styles. Bring your own bag.

Contact: Keiko Inouye, 934-7812, blackbird4aloha@hotmail.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

SIXTH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS ARTS AND CRAFT FAIR

Where: Thelma Parker Memorial GymnasiumWhere, 67-1209 Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea

When: 9 a.m. Dec. 7

Details: Waimea Elementary School gets into the holiday shopping spirit. As in years past, the event complements the daylong festivities that are a prelude to the famed Waimea Twilight Parade. Vendors and artisans will offer unique items and holiday gift ideas. An assortment local-style snacks and food items will be available. A new addition to this year’s fair will be informational booths about domestic violence and magical creatures of Hamakua Animal Sanctuary. Free to attend.

Contact: Pam Walton, 329-4368, mskuuipo67@gmail.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

AUTHOR TALK: CLUES, REVEALS AND RED HERRINGS

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

When: 6 p.m. Dec. 9

Details: Donald J. Bingle has written six books and more than 50 shorter works in the mystery, thriller, science fiction, horror, fantasy, steampunk, romance, comedy and memoir genres. Learn techniques for providing what casual readers and meta-readers want and find out what types of twists and reveals leave readers unsatisfied and annoyed.

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

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

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

ADVERTISING


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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Star-Advertiser's TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email hawaiiwarriorworld@staradvertiser.com.