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Arts & Exhibits
TODAY, Dec. 7
13TH ANNUAL PARADISE STUDIO ART TOUR
Where: Various locations
When: 10 a.m. today and Sunday
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE
Where: Hawaii Aging and Disabilities Resource Center, 1055 Kinoole St., Hilo
When: 9 a.m. today
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, email@example.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. today
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.firstname.lastname@example.org
PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOP AND MASTER CLASS
Where: UH-Hilo Campus Center, Room 301, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo
When: 5:30 p.m. today; 2:30 p.m. Sunday
Details: Led by experienced professionals Pedro Ka’awaloa and Paige Mason. All levels of singers, actors and dancers welcome. The workshop covers vocal, acting and audition techniques, details about “The Biz” and more. Bring your material, prepare your questions and get ready for a journey into the craft and business of professional performance.
Contact: Pedro Ka’awaloa, 333-6141, email@example.com
SUNDAY, Dec. 8
PAINTING FLOWERS USING WATERCOLOR
Where: Tutu’s House, 64-1032 Mamalahoa Highway, No. 304, Waimea
When: 1 p.m. Sunday
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
MONDAY, Dec. 9
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
TUESDAY, Dec. 10
CREATIVE RETREAT — HOLIDAY MACRAME ORNAMENTS
Where: Hawaii Creative Retreats Studio, 614 Kilauea Ave., Suite 103 No. 25, Hilo
When: 2 p.m. Tuesday
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, email@example.com
GENEROSITY: GROW RICHER BY GIVING IT AWAY!
When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday
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.
BON DANCE CLASSES
Where: Hakalau Jodo Mission, 29-2289 Hanamalo Loop, Hakalau
When: 6 p.m. Tuesday and Dec. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
LIFE DRAWING WITH THE HILO ARTISTS HUI
Where: Kukuau Studio, 43-D Kukuau St., Hilo
When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays
Details: Open to all. Children younger than 18 years old must provide permission from a parent to attend. Cost is $10 per person. Arrive a few minutes early. Sessions feature drawing from a nude or partially draped model in a traditional format, starting with one minute gesture drawings and working up to 20 minute poses. Chairs are provided; however, participants must furnish their own drawing materials. Bring a drawing board or easel; 11-by-14-inch or larger pad of paper is recommended. All mediums are fine to use. If you wish to paint using traditional oils you must use a low odor, artist-grade solvent.
Contact: Robert Weiss, 557-0097
BALBOA EXPLORATIONS DANCE CLASS
When: 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 10
Details: Students with Balboa and Bal-Swing experience will add to their skills and repertoire. Hilo Hep Cats instructors will focus on reviewing and perfecting the techniques and moves taught in Jeremy Otth’s recent workshop. No partner necessary. Registration is $45 for the six weeks, $10 drop-in, $30 if you bring a new student or $35 if you’re enrolled in multiple classes.
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11
LINDY CHARLESTON DANCE CLASS
When: 7 p.m. Wednesday
Details: The Hilo Hep Cats will teach how to incorporate the fun, high-energy moves of Charleston into LIndy Hop (or East Coast Swing)! No experience or partner necessary; you will learn the basic footwork and transitions. Students who already know a swing dance style will expand their vocabularies. Cost is $45 for the six weeks, $10 drop-in, $30 if you bring a new student or $35 if you’re enrolled in multiple classes.
THURSDAY, Dec. 12
INTRODUCTION TO DATABASES: NATGEO VIRTUAL LIBRARY AND CHILTON LIBRARY
Where: Laupahoehoe Public Library, 35-2065 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Laupahoehoe
When: 10:30 a.m. Thursday
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
COLLEGE SPORTS RECRUITING 101
When: 5 p.m. Thursday
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.
FRIDAY, Dec. 13
DEFUSE AND AVOID STRESS: THREE SPIRITUAL TOOLS
When: 5:30 p.m. Friday and Dec. 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.
CREATIVE RETREAT — PAPER QUILLED POINSETTIA ORNAMENT
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.
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, email@example.com
CREATIVE RETREAT — PAINT DOTTED ORNAMENTS
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
HGEA RETIREES HAWAII CHAPTER BOARD MEETING
Where: 495 Manono Street, Hilo
When: 9 a.m. Wednesday
Details: President Evelyn Togashi will conduct preparation of the chapter general membership meeting set for Jan. 18, 2020 at the Nani Mau Garden’s Restaurant. Meeting agenda will set the meal menu, program, donation of canned goods for The Food Basket, entertainment and prizes. Pre-registration and payment for lunch during the general membership meeting required; members $23, guests $25. Deadline to pay is Jan. 9.
Contact: Evelyn Togashi, 959-6727, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
RHTHYMS OF THE HEART EFFECTIVE STRESS RELIEF NOW
When: Noon on Tuesday
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.
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, email@example.com
GET TO KNOW HOW YOUR BODY WORKS
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.
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READ TO MOCHI
When: 11:30 a.m. today and Dec. 14
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
CHILDREN’S CRAFT: HOLIDAY LUMINARY JAR
When: 1:30 p.m. Dec. 14
Details: Make a glowing jar to give as a gift or keep for yourself. Crafters will be using recycled glass and battery-operated tea lights. Children 5 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Register at the children’s reference desk. Free; all materials will be provided.
Contact: Gretchen Andrews, 933-8890, email@example.com
ART JOURNALING CLUB FOR TEENS AND TWEENS
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
READING TAILS: READ TO PIERRE
When: 12:30 p.m. Dec. 28
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.
ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY CLEAN UP WITH UNCLE TILO
Where: Mile marker 20, Highway 130
When: 7 a.m. today
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.
CHRISTMAS AT THE ZOO
Where: Pana‘ewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens, 800 Stainback Highway, Hilo
When: 9:30 a.m. today
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, email@example.com
KMC HOLIDAY CHALLENGE
Where: Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
When: 5 p.m. daily 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
RAKE THE PARK
Where: Liliuokalani Gardens, Banyan Drive, Hilo
When: 8 a.m. Tuesday
Details: Join Friends of Liliuokalani Gardens and visiting garden designer Takuhiro Yamada for a year-end garden cleanup. Wear closed-toe shoes. Bring your gloves and rake or favorite garden tool. Report to the old sumo ring pavilion near the tea house for area assignment and trash bags. Refreshments and lunch provided.
Contact: K.T. Cannon-Eger, 895-8130, email@example.com
STEWARDSHIP OF KIPUKAPUAULU
Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
When: 9:30 a.m. Thursdays
Details: Meet at the Kipukapuaulu parking lot off Mauna Loa Road off Highway 11. Help remove troublesome plants. Bring clippers or pruners, sturdy gloves, a hat and water. Wear closed-toe shoes and clothing you don’t mind getting permanently stained from morning glory sap. Be prepared for cool and wet or hot and sunny weather. New volunteer? Contact Marilyn Nicholson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Contact: Park Information, 985-6011, email@example.com
PEARL HARBOR DAY DANCE
Where: Fraternal Order of Eagles, Keaau Aerie, 16-111 Opukahaia St., Keaau
When: 6 p.m. today
Details: The Blue Tattoo Blues Band and The Cigar Band will perform music that will warm the heart. Cover charge only $5.
Contact: Richard J. Robbins, 965-0133, RobbinsR006@Hawaii.rr.com
LIVE DANCE MUSIC
Where: Hilo Elks Lodge, 150 Kinoole St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. today
Details: Boogie to music by Jazz Mele during Swinging Saturday. Toe-tappers and dancers of all backgrounds welcome; no partner necessary. A beginner-friendly swing dance lesson opens the evening, with live music from 7:30-10 p.m. Entry is $10-$20 sliding scale or only $5 if you bring a pupu to share.
THE TACKY T-SHIRT SOCIAL DANCE PARTY
Where: AJA Hall, 361 Haihai St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. Friday
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
ROCK N ROLL NIGHT
Details: All those songs you loved from the 1950s and 1960s. Cover charge only $5.
FREE MOVIE NIGHT: “IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE”
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, email@example.com
HOLIDAY DANCE PARTY
When: 7 p.m. Dec. 21
Details: Dance to holiday-themed tunes and enjoy entertaining dance-related games. The Hilo Hep Cats invite you to join the fun of the season; no partner or dance experience necessary. A beginner-friendly swing dance lesson is offered from 7-8 p.m. followed by dance music in various tempos by DJ Punky. Entry is $8-$15 sliding scale or only $5 with a pupu. If this is your first Swinging Saturday, get in free.
Where: First United Protestant Church, 1350 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo
When: 3 p.m. today
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. today; 2 p.m. Sunday
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, email@example.com
When: 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday
Details: Rated PG-13, comedy, anti-hate satire. A young boy in Hitler’s army finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home.
Contact: Meadow Lambert, 934-7010, firstname.lastname@example.org
A WALK INTO THE PAST WITH DR. THOMAS A. JAGGAR
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, email@example.com
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, Na Wahine a me Na Kane Laulima o Hawaii returns 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
HILO JAZZ ORCHESTRA’S SEVENTH ANNUAL FRANK ZAPPA TRIBUTE CONCERT
Where: UH-Hilo Performing Arts Center, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo
When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday
Details: This year’s show will feature Zappa songs never before played by the orchestra as well as some old favorites. Tickets are open seating priced at $12 general, $10 discount, $5 students with valid ID and children 17 and younger. Advance ticket purchase is recommended; contact the UH-Hilo Performing Arts Center box office at 932-7490 or artscenter.uhh.hawaii.edu.
Contact: Trever Veilleux, 932-749, firstname.lastname@example.org
“1940S RADIO HOUR”
Where: William Charles Lunalilo Center, Kamehameha Schools Hawaii, 16-714 Volcano Road, Keaau
When: 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday
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, email@example.com
N2DANCE PRESENTS “ALICE FINDS WONDERLAND (ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS EVE)”
When: 7 p.m. Friday; 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
AUDITIONS FOR “PAHOA SECOND SATURDAY NITE: LIVE!”
Where: Pahoa Senior Center, 15-3016 Kauhale St., Pahoa
When: 1 p.m. Dec. 14 and Jan. 11
Details: Laulima Pahoa community project. Looking for volunteer actors, silly skits, songs, poetry, whatevahs. Also needed are stagehands and other organizational skill sets. Auditions will be filmed, so dress accordingly. Once there is a cohesive production, which will take regular time commitments, there will be a monthly show on Na Leo Community Public Television and afterward available at LaulimaPahoa.org.
Contact: Thom Gagne, 936-9546, email@example.com
JAZZ IN THE FOREST: CHRISTMAS JAZZ
Where: Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Road, Volcano
When: 5:30 p.m. Dec. 14
Details: The evening features Jean Pierre Thoma and the Jazztones and Jeannine Guillory-Kane, highlighting classics of the holiday season. Tickets are $20 for VAC members or $25 non-members. Ticketholders will be able to purchase beer, wine and pupus. Tickets are available for sale online at www.volcanoartcenter.org, at VAC’s administration office and the VAC Gallery in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Contact: Alyssa Johnasen, 967-8222, firstname.lastname@example.org
HAILI CHURCH CHRISTMAS CANTATA
Where: Haili Congregational Church, 211 Haili St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. Dec. 15
Details: The public is cordially invited to this year’s presentation, “Messiah — Heaven’s Glory.” Stay after the cantata for refreshments; there is no charge.
Contact: Lorna Bufil, 935-4847, Office@hailichurch.org
WORLD OF MAGIC
When: 11 a.m. Dec. 15
Details: Headlining the 2019 show is Bruce and Jennifer Meyers. These international award-winning magicians’ performances are known for original beautiful and yet strange shows of baffling magic and off-beat comedy. Admission is free; donations welcome.
“THE GOOD LIAR”
When: 7 p.m. Dec. 15-17
Details: Rated R. Drama, thriller. Consummate con man Roy Courtnay set his sights on his latest mark: the recently widowed Betty McLeish, worth millions. But this time, what should have been a simple swindle escalates into a cat-and-mouse game with the ultimate stakes. Cost is $8.50 general admission, $7.50 students and seniors 55 and older. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.
A JAZZY CHRISTMAS
When: 6 p.m. Dec. 19
Details: Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Cost is $10. Music by Soul on a Roll. Mellow out to some festive live jazz this holiday season.
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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LEILANI NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE
Where: 13-3441 Moku St., Leilani Estates
When: 8 a.m. today
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, email@example.com
Where: Hilo Church of God, 671 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo
Details: Awesome bargains. Find clothes, toys, kitchenware, household goods and much more. Just in time for the holidays.
Contact: Pastor June Guevarra, 938-2862, firstname.lastname@example.org
HILO CERAMICS CLUB CHRISTMAS SALE
Where: Higashi Hongwanji Mission, 216 Mohouli St., Hilo
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, email@example.com
HILO HIGH PTSA CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR
Where: Hilo High School, cafeteria, 556 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo
When: 8:30 a.m. today
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
FRIENDS OF HILO PUBLIC LIBRARY 1ST SATURDAY BOOK SALE
Where: Friends Book Store, Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo
Details: Fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, magazines, DVDs, CDs and LPs. All proceeds benefit the library and Friends scholarship fund.
Contact: Ron Pusateri, 987-6624, email@example.com
SIXTH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS ARTS AND CRAFT FAIR
Where: Thelma Parker Memorial GymnasiumWhere, 67-1209 Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
NEXTECH FISH TANK (STEM) COMPETITION OPEN HOUSE
Where: UH-Hilo, UCB 127, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo
When: 11 a.m. today
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, email@example.com
BOOK-SIGNING WITH CHEF AND FOOD WRITER WANDA ADAMS
Where: Basically Books, 160 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo
When: 1 p.m. today
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
41ST ANNUAL PAHALA CHRISTMAS PARADE
Where: Pahala, Ka‘u
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, email@example.com
Where: Hilo Naturopathic Clinic, 246 Ululani St., Hilo
When: 4 p.m. Monday
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
AUTHOR TALK: CLUES, REVEALS AND RED HERRINGS
When: 6 p.m. Monday
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.
KAMAAINA CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR
Where: Afook-Chinen Civic Center, Butler Building, 201 Manono St., Hilo
When: 9 a.m. Thursday through Dec. 14
Details: Don’t miss this craft fair filled with local crafters only … and no reselling. Sewn items, jewelry, photography, artwork, wood, ceramics and a BBQ food truck. No admission fee.
Contact: Marcia Prose, 756-1942, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
HOLIDAYS IN KAHUKU
Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
When: 10 a.m. Dec. 14
Details: The Friends of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park invites everyone to this free family-friendly event featuring local crafters selling jewelry, pottery, holiday decorations and more. Live music includes performances by rock ‘n rollers Shootz, the “queen of opera” D’Andrea Pelletier and a surprise guest performing Hawaiian music — something for everyone. Volcano House will provide food for purchase, and the Friends will sell shave ice, drinks, chips and logo merchandise. Books, native species plush toys and other park-related items will be available for sale in the Hawaii Pacific Parks Association store. All proceeds support park projects and educational programs.
Where: Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, 16-492 Old Volcano Road, Keaau
When: 11 a.m. Dec. 14
Details: Bring your appetite for a variety of foods and drinks, come shop with a variety of craft vendors, check out the entertainment, enjoy kid games, go on a temple tour and have a chance to win a prize in a lucky number drawing (must be present to win). There also will be a gift-wrapping table available, so get your gifts wrapped before heading home. The Puna Hongwanji Boutique also will be open.
Contact: Puna Hongwanji Mission, 966-9981, email@example.com
ANNUAL SHIPMAN HOUSE TOUR
When: Noon on Dec. 14
Details: The public is cordially invited to this wonderful event. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door, cash only. Call Haili Church at the number below for reservations and additional information.
BOOK TALK WITH DIANE PIELA
Where: Basically Books, 1672 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo
When: 1 p.m. Dec. 14
Details: Piela talks story about her book about her move to Hawaii, her experiences and advice on that process. During her first visit to Hawaii in 1984, she became mesmerized by the islands and began to dream about one day living here. In 2018 she moved to Kona, and chose to write this book for the curious, travelers, adventurers or those who want to make Hawaii their home.
Contact: Christine Reed, 961-0144, firstname.lastname@example.org
BOOK TALK WITH GWYN GORG
When: 2:30 p.m. Dec. 14
Details: Join Gorg as she talks about her book of poetry and essays about identity and language. Her book deliberately queries, shares anecdotes and suggests solutions for how forgiveness, patience, educating oneself and refusing to allow others to define ourselves will provide a possibility where a more peaceful planet becomes more than an idea.
KEAAU LIGHTED CHRISTMAS PARADE
Where: Keaau-Pahoa Road, Keaau
When: 6 p.m. Dec. 14
Details: This year’s theme is “A Plantation Christmas.” Parade starts at Keaau High School. As many as 50 floats, marching bands and groups will showcase their festive decorations. This year’s grand marshal is 95-year-old Pedro Haspe, a former supervisor at Puna Sugar Co., and the parade is co-marshaled by the Hilo Pony baseball team, champion of the 2019 Pony-13 World Series. Entry applications may be picked up at the Shipman Office or by emailing Monica email@example.com.
Contact: Lily Chan-Harris, 938-2387, firstname.lastname@example.org
22ND ANNUAL WAILEA VILLAGE MOCHI POUNDING
Where: Akiko’s Buddhist Bed and Breakfast, 29-2091 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Hakalau
When: 8 a.m. Dec. 28
Details: Experience what has become a tradition for many locals and visitors alike, making traditional rice cakes the “old-fashioned” way. Everyone takes their turn at pounding the glutinous sticky rice for good luck. Fire building starts at 6:30 a.m. to steam the rice. Miyo’s chicken hekka plate lunch available for $5, plus a variety of food vendors. Crafts and calligraphy, kadomatsu (bamboo arrangement), fortune telling, I Ching readings, prayers and blessings, massage, Okinawan taiko drumming at noon and other entertainment throughout the day. A great cultural mix of everything that makes Hawaii so extraordinarily special.
HANUKKAH FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS WITH RABBI RACHEL
Where: Sweet Cane Cafe, 48 Kamana St., Hilo
When: 4 p.m. Dec. 29
Details: A community celebration of the light that shines within us all. This cultural experience is for all ages, faiths and beliefs. Sweet Cane Cafe will provide an assortment of vegetarian Hanukkah treats with a twist. Live music, dreidel, arts and crafts,storytelling, keiki activities and more.
Contact: Rabbi Rachel Short, 557-1252, RabbiRachel@AhavaAina.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, email@example.com
TAI CHI CHIH — JOY THRU MOVEMENT
Where: Lili‘uokalani Gardens, pavilion next to the teahouse, Banyan Drive, Hilo
When: 7:45 a.m. Saturdays
Details: Easy to learn, easy to do. Eight-week classes. All ages and abilities welcome. Reduce stress, increase energy, build muscle and flexibility, improve mental focus, improve immune function.
Contact: Sharron, 313-2197, firstname.lastname@example.org
HILO VETERANS CENTER
Where: 70 Lanihuli St., Suite No. 2, Hilo
When: 8 a.m. Saturdays
Details: Hilo Veterans Center has new office hours. A benefits briefing is hosted the first Thursday of each month from 9 a.m.-noon, with several other opportunities for veterans and their family members. Contact the center for more information. Also available are: shore fishing group, kanakapila group, art therapy group, stand-up paddling group, various golf activities, yoga, tai chi and a book club.
Contact: Maricar Souza, 969-3833
Where: Kahuku unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
When: 9:30 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays
Details: Come explore the park with a ranger and discover an ever-changing landscape, learn about the Hawaiian culture and understand the ecosystem around you. Bring sturdy footwear, water, rain gear, sun protection and a snack is recommended. Enter the Kahuku Unit on the mauka (uphill) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5 and meet near the parking area.
CARDS AND BOARD GAMES
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.
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, email@example.com
THE JAPANESE ART OF ORIGAMI
When: 10 a.m. Saturdays
Details: Origami is the art of paper folding, which is often associated with Japanese culture. In modern usage, the word “origami” is used as an inclusive term for all folding practices, regardless of their culture of origin.
Contact: Justin Rajkowski, 933-8890, firstname.lastname@example.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.
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, email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
ADVANCED BUDDHIST TEACHINGS
When: 3 p.m. Sundays
Details: Tranquil abiding is a superior state of peace that arises through training stage by stage in deep meditation. Transfer of consciousness is the tantric teaching on the very subtle body and the preparation for death. These teachings are free and open to those with Buddhist meditation background or a very sincere interest in Buddhism.
Contact: Patty Johnson, 345-1527, email@example.com
FAMILY TIME, AN OPEN MIC WITH REALITY RAN
When: 5 p.m. Sundays
Details: Donations welcome. All ages, all styles, all mediums, all levels, all love. Bring your instrument and a heart to share. Free.
Contact: Bub Pratt, 464-3388, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
ZUMBA GOLD TONING (CHAIR)
When: 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Details: Seated Zumba workout. Strengthen your core, increase your range of motion and stamina with this low-impact fitness class that offers the same benefits of Zumba Gold. All welcome.
Contact: Harriet Rocha, 640-3876
Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo
When: 3 p.m. Mondays
Details: Forty-five minutes of family fun yoga with Auntie Cat. Kids are free; adults $5.
Contact: Yoga Centered, 934-7233, email@example.com
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.
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ JAM
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.
ZEN BUDDHIST MEDITATION
When: 6:30 p.m. Mondays
Details: Join Taishoji members for zazen (sitting meditation) and kinhin (walking meditation). Access from Kilauea Avenue. Free.
Contact: The Rev. Shinsho Hata, 785-3072, firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE ESL CLASS
Where: UH-Hilo, Building K, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays
Details: Open to the public. Two levels: Beginning and intermediate. Classes held in K107 and K109. Practice English, make friends and have fun.
Contact: Bela Conley Ramsay, 932-7243, email@example.com
HILO SUNRISE CHAPTER — BNI NETWORKING MEETING
When: 7 a.m. Tuesdays
Details: For local business professionals who value word-of-mouth marketing and are seeking to network, refer business to each other and build a better business community.
Contact: Sharla Sare, 430-1787
Where: 56 Ponahawai St., Hilo
When: 10 a.m. Tuesdays
Details: Bring your ukulele and guitar and play along. Everyone welcome. Mostly Hawaiian music, but some oldies and pop also. Free
Contact: Kahealani Curammeng, 430-0510, firstname.lastname@example.org
FIND YOUR ANCESTORS AND BUILD YOUR FAMILY TREE
Where: Family History Center, 1373 Kilauea Ave., Hilo
When: 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Details: Free use of computers; free training. There are limited computers, so call for reservation at 935-0711.
Contact: Wayne Sato, 935-0711, email@example.com
Where: Kilauea Visitor Center, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Details: Walk back to 1912, and meet the founder of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Thomas A. Jaggar, at the edge of Kilauea Volcano. Dressed in period costume, Ka‘u actor-director Dick Hershberger brings the renowned geologist to life. Space is limited; pick up free ticket at the Kilauea Visitor Center’s front desk the day of the program. Program includes climbing stairs and entering a confined space. Meet at the Kilauea Visitor Center.
BASIC STRETCH AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISE CLASS
When: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
Details: Basic stretches and muscular endurance exercises that will help improve your flexibility and strength. Designed for all ages; geared toward those needing to maintain or increase mobility, and those wanting a gentle stretch. Free.
LIBRARY BENEFIT BOOKSTORE
Details: All proceeds to benefit the Hilo Public Library. Hardbacks for $1, paperbacks for 50 cents.
Contact: Dale R. Huber, 966-4386, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Wailoa Art Center, 200 Piopio St., Hilo
When: 12:10 p.m. Tuesdays
Details: Do you want to become a confident public speaker and strong leader? If so, Toastmasters is the place for you. You’ll find a supportive learn-by-doing environment that allows you to achieve your goals at your own pace.
Contact: Nancy Jo Moses, 769-4076, email@example.com
Where: Church of the Holy Apostles, 1407 Kapiolani St., Hilo
When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
Details: It is not a diet club, but a fellowship of people recovering from compulsive overeating. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. No dues, fees or weigh-ins.
Contact: OA contact, 345-2753, firstname.lastname@example.org
HAKALAU FARMERS MARKET AND FOODSHARE
Where: Botanical World Adventures, 31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Hakalau
Details: Island, organic produce, pizza and other hot food, raw honey, desserts, arts and crafts and live music provided by the Alternative Medicine Band.
Contact: Linda Jenson, 747-0467, email@example.com
COLORING FOR ADULTS
When: 4 p.m. Tuesdays
Details: Drop in and relax with a coloring activity.
AIKIDO FOR GRADES 3-6
Where: Aikido of Hilo, 29 Shipman St., No. 106, Hilo
When: 4:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays
Details: For children ages 8-11. Students learn self-discipline, respect, greater focus and awareness in noncompetitive classes featuring exercise, strengthening and aikido’s nonviolent self-defense. Cost is $60 per month; families $90.
Contact: Barbara Klein, 935-2454, AikidoOfHilo@gmail.com
THERAPEUTIC BASIC FLOW (YOGA) CLASSES
Where: Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi, Hilo Office, 1438 Kilauea Ave.
Details: Classes are free. Register today.
Contact: Kalani Lawson, 969-9220, firstname.lastname@example.org
When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through July 30
Details: Beginners and experienced welcome. Designed for all ages. Get active, increase flexibility and improve your overall health. Free and open to the public. Visit HMONO.org/events for all class dates and times.
When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays
Details: Free. Feel stronger, younger and healthier. Safe, easy-to-follow cardio dancing to Latin-inspired and contemporary hits.
Contact: Dee Torres, 938-9101, email@example.com
INTRO TO AIKIDO
Where: Aikido of Hilo, No. 203, 29 Shipman St., Hilo
When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
Details: Exercise your body, mind and spirit with this Japanese martial art, which is an effective self-defense and path of self-development, integrating the whole person — physically, mentally and spiritually. Improves flexibility, endurance and coordination, self-confidence, discipline and awareness. Special rate of $60 for this six-week session. Other class times for adults, teens and youth available; also a special $10 session of aikido exercise class for seniors.
LIFE DRAWING WITH HILO ARTIST HUI
Details: Open to all; participants younger than 18 must provide permission from a parent to attend. Cost is $10 per person. Sessions feature drawing from a nude or partially draped model in a traditional format, starting with one-minute gesture drawings and working up to 20-minute poses. Chairs are provided; however, participants must furnish their own drawing materials. Please bring your own drawing board or easel; an 11-by-14-inch or larger pad of paper is recommended. All mediums are fine to use. If you want to paint using traditional oils you must use a low odor, artist-grade solvent. For more information, call Robert Weiss at 557-0097.
BLUES DANCE FUNDAMENTALS
Where: Aloha Wellness Center, 239 Haili St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. Tuesdays
Details: Explore the variety of styles and expressions of this unique American partner dance. Learn basics such as shifting your partner’s weight, body isolations and ways to move across the floor. No partner or experience required; beginners welcome. Six weeks; cost is $35 or only $20 if you bring a new student. Drop-ins $10.
BEGINNING SWING DANCE
When: 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays through March 6
Details: Learn the basic footwork, rhythm and pulse, as well as essential partner connection for six-count Lindy hop. Add a few turns and you’ll be on the dance floor having fun in no time. Small, personalized classes; no partner or experience necessary. Six weeks for $35; $10 per class drop-in. Bring a friend who is new to the Hilo Hep Cats and get your own series for only $20.
Contact: Andrea Gill, 959-8216, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Par
When: 9 a.m. Wednesdays through Sundays
Details: Free. Take a self-guided hike or join rangers on Sundays this month for a two-hour guided trek at 9:30 a.m. (The trail will vary depending on visitor interest). Enter on the mauka (inland) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5. Kahuku is located in Ka‘u, about a 50 minutes south of the park’s main entrance. Sturdy footwear, water, rain gear, sun protection and a snack are recommended for all hikes.
QUILTING AND KNITTING IN HONOKAA
Where: North Hawaii Education and Research Center, 45-539 Plumeria St., Honokaa
When: 9 a.m. Wednesdays
Details: People of any skill level, including beginners, are welcome to attend.
Contact: June, 962-0515, email@example.com
PARKINSON’S EXERCISE CLASS
Where: YMCA Hilo, 300 W. Lanikaula St., Hilo
When: 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays
Details: Designed for Parkinson’s patients, as well as for other patients who need to improve ambulation, core strength, flexibility and breathing. Yelling and shouting exercises are encouraged. Dancing to the beat of the songs is a very uplifting and fun experience for everyone. Caregivers welcome.
Contact: June Kiyabu, 981-5895, firstname.lastname@example.org
WRITER’S GUILD: A FREE GROUP TO SUPPORT WRITERS
Where: Thelma Parker Public Library, 67-1209 Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea
When: 10 a.m. Wednesdays
Details: This nonprofit group supporting writers on the Big Island will meet weekly through June and July. Drop in with your ideas or pieces on which you are currently working. Group topics vary according to pieces being discussed.
Contact: Susan Collins, 887-6076, email@example.com
DRAWING AND SKETCHING ART CLASSES
Where: Hilo Armory, Culture & Education Classroom, 28 Shipman St., Hilo
When: 2:15 p.m. Wednesdays
Details: Award-winning Hawaii artist Ken Charon conducts weekly drawing lessons for kids after school. Sketching and drawing will be done on site at downtown Hilo locations, weather permitting, and in the studio at the Armory. Cost is $5 per session. Classes are recommended for art lovers from 8-14 years old. Supplies needed: one HB and one 4B drawing pencil, a white eraser, a sharpener in a pencil case and a 9-by-12-inch drawing pad.
Contact: Bert or Morty, 961-8706, firstname.lastname@example.org
GENTLE YOGA FOR EVERY BODY
Where: Moxie Fitness, 830 Kilauea Ave., Hilo
When: 4 p.m. Wednesdays
Details: Gather for a beginner-friendly community yoga class to benefit our bodies and help calm our stresses. BYO mat, but if you don’t have one, you can borrow one. All levels, all ages and all bodies are welcome to explore this mindfulness-based yoga class. Donation based; suggested contribution $3-$5.
Contact: Darby Sherman, 765-9123, email@example.com
When: 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 18
Details: Low-impact, high-intensity core strength, flexibility and balance workout inspired by Pilates and yoga, choreographed to popular music. Bring a yoga mat and water. Donations welcome.
Contact: Sara Krosch, 520-389-0620, firstname.lastname@example.org
SPEAK OUT! A PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP TO MAINTAIN SPEECH
Where: Hilo Medical Center, Conference Room D, Ohana Cafe, 1190 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo
Details: Weekly exercise group for graduates of SPEAK OUT! therapy, specifically designed for individuals with Parkinson’s disease and Parkinsonism. The group helps to maintain speech with ongoing vocal practice, accountability, support and encouragement.
Contact: Stephanie Popadia, 933-1702, email@example.com
KIRTAN (SACRED MUSIC)
Where: Polestar Gardens, 7 Noni Farms Road, Pahoa
When: 5:45 p.m. Wednesdays
Details: Kirtan and potluck. Free. Donation requested.
Contact: Ann Gornik, 936-8518, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Pele Aina Peaceful Arts Center, Keaau
When: 6 p.m. Wednesdays
Details: This is a potluck, so bring all types of food, and enjoy fellowship, music,
activities and fun. Vegan food also available.
Contact: Ravyn, 796-0558, email@example.com
OPEN MIC JAM SESSION
Where: Alibi Tavern, 16-566 Keaau-Pahoa Road, Keaau
When: 7 p.m. Wednesdays
Details: Hosted by Sam Lightning. Full band stage setup. Take the stage, join in, network, meet or just enjoy some of the best local and visiting musicians. Must be 21 or older; no cover.
Contact Name: Sam Lightning, 965-1169, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: No Place Like Om Yoga Studio, 65-1237 Kawaihae Road, Waimea
When: 6:15 a.m. Thursdays
Details: A gentle flow class for any level student. Every Thursday.
Contact: No Place Like Om, 640-7204, email@example.com
Where: Top Stitch, 45-3359 Mamane St., Honokaa
When: 10 a.m. Thursdays
Details: Sponsored by the Big Island Chapter of the Hawaii Handweavers Hui. For details and fee information call the number below.
Contact: Liz Kelly, 885-4452, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Kilauea Studios, Kurtistown
Details: Pottery classes available for all skill levels. Wheel, hand-building, high-fire gas kilns. Lots of fun, spacious studio and beautiful setting.
Contact: Jamie Stokes, 799-9657, email@example.com
WEEKLY BNI MEETING
Where: Wainaku Executive Center, 26-238 Hawaii Belt Road, Hilo
When: 10:15 a.m. Thursdays
Details: BNI was founded in 1985 by Dr. Ivan Misner “for the primary purpose of building powerful referral networks.” If you want to grow your business by giving and getting referrals, you’re encouraged to call and/or attend.
Contact: Kelly Higaki, 935-5575, firstname.lastname@example.org
FAMILY STORY TIME AND ACTIVITY
When: 10:30 a.m. Thursdays
Details: Children ages 3 and older are invited to bring loved ones to weekly story time. This is a wonderful opportunity for youngsters to make connections and build friendships with fellow youngsters.
BEGINNING HULA I WITH PUA BROWN
Where: Hilo Armory, Culture and Education Classroom, 28 Shipman St., Hilo
Details: Classes on Thursdays through March 22. Cost is $55 for 11 sessions. This class focuses on hula through the Hawaiian language and cultural experience.
BEGINNING HULA II WITH PUA BROWN
When: 2:30 p.m. Thursdays
FREE PIANO LESSONS
Where: Pahoa Community Center, 15-2910 Puna Road, Pahoa
When: 3 p.m. Thursdays through July 10, 2020
Details: Learn to read music, play chords and scales and famous tunes. All ages welcome.
Contact: Susan Tauzer, 982-4300, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
BEGINNING HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES
When: 5 p.m. Thursdays
Details: Papa ‘Olelo Hawai‘i Part One, beginning Hawaiian language courses taught by University of Hawaii at Hilo instructor ‘Alika Guerrero, will be offered for eight weeks. This basics class will focus on simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar and sentence structure. Cost is $90 or $80 for VAC members. The required workbook for the class is “Na Kai ‘Ewalu,” available at the UH-Hilo bookstore. To register or for more information, call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.
When: 5:30 p.m. Thursdays
Details: Free. GO, also know as Igo, is an ancient game of strategy played with black and white stones. The objective is to claim the most territory by placing your stones on the intersections of the line-grid playing board. It’s simple yet complex and can sharpen your mind. Beginners to experts welcome. We can teach you if you’ve never played before.
Contact: Russell, 936-6710, email@example.com
THURSDAY EVENING POTTERY DROP-IN
When: 6 p.m. Thursdays
Details: This drop-in style class will allow island residents and visitors the opportunity to try their hand at creating with clay on the potter’s wheel, without having to commit to an eight- or 10-week series. Emphasis will be placed on getting a feel for working on the potter’s wheel and experiencing the thrill of hand-forming a pot in motion. Students with all levels of clay experience welcome. Cost is $35 or $30 for VAC members.
Where: Ka‘u District Gym Multi-Purpose Room, Pahala
When: 6 p.m. Thursdays through Dec. 26
Where: Center for Spiritual Living, Hawaiian Paradise Park
When: 6:30 p.m. Thursdays
Details: A new group for people who have a desire to stop gambling. Every Thursday.
Contact: Lucinda, 509-930-6329, firstname.lastname@example.org
RANTOKAN KENDO CLUB
Where: Waiakea Recreation Center, 1634 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo
When: 8 p.m. Thursdays
Details: Learn this ancient traditional martial art of Japan and modern-day sport, founded on virtues of samurai training. Cost is $10 per month.
LINE DANCE CLASS
Details: Through Dec. 28; class and party every Thursday. For Elks members and their guests. Cost is $3.
Contact: Andy Aquino, 959-5960, email@example.com
BEGINNER YOGA FOR EVERYBODY
When: 9:30 a.m. Fridays
Details: All ages and families welcome to attend. Bring a yoga mat and towel.
TODDLER STORY AND PLAY TIME
When: 10:30 a.m. Fridays
Details: Babies and toddlers up to 2 years old are invited to attend. During this time, the library will offer books, music and action rhymes, and encourage toddlers to stay and play with toys after.
UNDERSTANDING HAWAIIAN MUSIC
Where: TBA to participants
When: 12:30 p.m. Fridays
Details: For those interested in understanding the words and appreciating the themes of popular Hawaiian songs. A native speaker will teach. No previous knowledge of Hawaiian language necessary. Call if you are interested and for details.
Contact: Laura L. Williams-May, 805-545-0642, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
OTHER ONGOING EVENTS
PAHOA SENIOR CLASSES
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, email@example.com
KILNS FOR GLASS AND POTTERY
Details: Ongoing instruction on building high-fire propane kilns. Date and times are flexible.
Contact: Harr C. Fernald, 747-7289, firstname.lastname@example.org
INDIVIDUAL VOICE INSTRUCTION WITH AMY HORST
When: By appointment
Details: Learn vocal power and confidence. Weekly lessons arranged according to student and teacher schedules. Cost is $30 per lesson. Call or email for more information or to register.
Contact: Amy Horst, 640-2898, email@example.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
When: Various days and times (call or email for additional information)
Details: Exercise your body, mind and spirit with aikido, an effective self-defense and path of self-development, integrating the whole person — physically, mentally and spiritually. Improves flexibility, endurance and coordination, self-confidence, discipline and awareness. Various days and times for classes. Cost is $60 per month; families $90. Check www.AikidoOfhilo.org for additional information.
COUNTRY WESTERN DANCE CLASS WITH DENISE
When: 6:15 p.m. (call or email for days)
Details: Through March 7. Features two step, swing, waltz and other requests. Learn to spin, dip and weave through traffic. Call or email for more specific information.
LEARN TO DANCE SALSA WITH DENISE
Where: Holy Apostles Episcopal Church, 1407 Kapiolani St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. (call or email for days)
Details: Through March 6. Get a strong foundation and variations that will last a lifetime. First lesson is $1. Call or email for more specific information.
AL-ANON EAST HAWAII
When: Various times
Details: Are you troubled by someone’s drinking? Call for free support, meeting places and times. For more information, visit www.afghawaii.org.
Contact: Dana C., 430-6653, firstname.lastname@example.org
“FROM PAHOA WITH LAVA”
When: First Saturday of each month through May 4
Details: Presented by Laulima Pahoa, this six-month documentary is geared toward helping residents impacted by the latest lava flows in lower Puna. Informational signups and questions will be answered, and TV interviews and filming will be conducted. Second Saturdays of each month are for signups and questions for the following month. A monthly Na Leo community TV show also will be produced. A final “1 Year After Lava” community party is slated for the final Saturday. Call or email the contact below for additional information.
Contact: Sara Steiner, 936-9546, email@example.com
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