Calendar for December 14

Classes

TODAY, Dec. 14

ADVERTISING


CREATIVE RETREAT — PAPER QUILLED POINSETTIA ORNAMENT

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

When: 2 p.m. today

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

SUNDAY, Dec. 15

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. 16

HIGHWAY SAFETY COURSES

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

When: 8 a.m. Monday through Friday

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

TUESDAY, Dec. 17

CREATIVE RETREAT — PAINT DOTTED ORNAMENTS

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

When: 2 p.m. Tuesday

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

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

THURSDAY, Dec. 19

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

BASIC COMPUTER CLASSES

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

When: 2 p.m. Thursday and Jan. 2, 2020

Details: Interested in signing up for email or creating a document? Need to troubleshoot common computer problems? Learn how to use a computer more effectively to improve your life in the digital age. Every other Thursday in the Computer Lab. Registration required. Limited to six students per session.

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

FRIDAY, Dec. 20

DEFUSE AND AVOID STRESS: THREE SPIRITUAL TOOLS

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Friday

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

COMING

THE SOUND OF SOUL

Where: Aloha Wellness Center, community studio, 239 Haili St., Hilo

When: Noon on Dec. 22

Details: Fast paced holidays got you stressed? Experience inner peace and calm with an expanded awareness that shifts you into a healing of the heart. Free; any religion, culture or faith welcome. Fourth Sunday of each month. Give yourself the best gift of all, contentment.

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

BON DANCE CLASSES

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

When: 6 p.m. 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, msakiko@hawaii.rr.com

CHAIR TAI CHI

Where: YMCA Hilo, 300 W Lanikaula St., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Dec. 27

Details: Learn sitting meditation, tai chi basic movements and tai chi theory. The classes consist of gentle movements that can promote well-being, energy, strength and balance. All are welcome.

Contact: Vivian, 987-5882, vivianstein888@yahoo.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

TODAY, Dec. 14

A MERRY AND BRIGHT CHRISTMAS PARTY

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

When: 6:30 p.m. today

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

TUESDAY, Dec. 17

ORCHIDLAND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION BOARD MEETING

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

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Orchidland lot owners are encouraged to attend. There will be a holiday potluck after the meeting.

Contact: Barbara Arthurs, 966-6141, babsarthurs@gmail.com

Health

MONDAY, Dec. 16

GET TO KNOW HOW YOUR BODY WORKS

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

When: 6 p.m. Monday

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

TUESDAY, Dec. 17

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

COMING

HILO PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP

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

When: 2 p.m. Dec. 27

Details: Break into PWPs and care partner groups. Care partners need to bring jackets to meet in the “cold” room.

Contact: Fran Calvert, 982-7511, francalvert46@gmail.com

Just for Keiki

TODAY, Dec. 14

READ TO MOCHI

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

When: 11:30 a.m. today

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

CHILDREN’S CRAFT: HOLIDAY LUMINARY JAR

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

When: 1:30 p.m. today

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, gretchen.andrews@librarieshawaii.org

COMING

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

READING TAILS: READ TO PIERRE

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

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.

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

Outdoors

TODAY, Dec. 14

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

THURSDAY, Dec. 19

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

STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 8:45 a.m. Dec. 21 and 28

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. Meet at Kilauea Visitor Center.

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

Pau Hana

SUNDAY, Dec. 15

COMMUNITY BREAKFAST

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

When: 9 a.m. Sunday

Details: Sausage, scrambled eggs, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, fruit cocktail, tea and coffee for a donation of $8; children 7-12 are $5, 6 and younger are free. All welcome.

Contact: Freda Hart, 965-7032, fredahart85@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18

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

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

When: 4 p.m. Wednesday

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

FRIDAY, Dec. 20

HOLIDAY MUSIC MAGIC SHOW AND CRAFTS

Where: ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, 600 ‘Imiloa Place, Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Friday

Details: Come and watch the Holiday Music Magic planetarium show and participate in various holiday make-and-take craft activities. Tickets are $10 for general public and $8 for ‘Imiloa members. The show features popular music of the holiday season with a variety of animated holiday scenes, including train rides through a winter wonderland, traveling to Santa’s workshop at the North Pole, waiting for Mr. Claus’s arrival by a Christmas tree and more. Adding to the festive spirit will be several holiday craft activities such as making origami trees, holiday cards, elf hats and ornaments. Planetarium shows are at 6 and 7 p.m.

Contact: Yu Yok Pearring, 932-8901, yuyok@hawaii.edu

SPAGHETTI DINNER AND BINGO

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

When: 6 p.m. Friday

Details: Enjoy your choice of sauces, veggie or meat, along with garlic bread, salad, desserts and coffee. Bingo is played Eagles Style, with multiple winners each game. Prizes are grocery items. Cost to guest is $9.

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

COMING

HOLIDAY DANCE PARTY

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

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.

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

Performances

TODAY, Dec. 14

MO FUN UKULELE BAND

Where: Kinoole Farmers Market, 1990 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: This group of senior citizens will play their ukuleles, sing and dance hula. In addition to the regular vendors, paved parking and indoor bathrooms, Novelty Greens will be back for the holidays with its gorgeous poinsettias. Market hours are 6-11 a.m.

Contact: Jennifer V. Perry, 938-3146, jperry96778@gmail.com

N2DANCE PRESENTS “ALICE FINDS WONDERLAND (ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS EVE)”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. today

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

AUDITIONS FOR “PAHOA SECOND SATURDAY NITE: LIVE!”

Where: Pahoa Senior Center, 15-3016 Kauhale St., Pahoa

When: 1 p.m. today and Jan. 11, 2020

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, thomgagne@hotmail.com

JAZZ IN THE FOREST: CHRISTMAS JAZZ

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

When: 5:30 p.m. today

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, workshops@volcanoartcenter.org

VOLCANO FESTIVAL CHORUS 25TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Where: Kilauea Theater, Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7:30 p.m. today

Details: The title of this year’s concert is “The Wonder of Christmas.” The 25-member chorus is under the direction of Roch Jones with accompaniment by Melanie Oldfather. Also joining the chorus will be Cheryl Shine on flute. This year’s concert features sacred and secular music. There is such a wide variety of music to enjoy and an audience sing-along as well. Admission is free; however, donations will be graciously accepted. Park entrance fees apply.

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

SUNDAY, Dec. 15

HAILI CHURCH CHRISTMAS CANTATA

Where: Haili Congregational Church, 211 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Sunday

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

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Sunday

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.

Contact: Meadow Lambert, 934-7010, info@hilopalace.com

“THE GOOD LIAR”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday

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.

Contact: Meadow Lambert, 934-7010, info@hilopalace.com

TUESDAY, Dec. 17

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 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

THURSDAY, Dec. 19

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES PERFORM CHRISTMAS MUSIC

Where: Honi Wai Cafe, 17-937 Volcano Road, Mountain View

When: 11 a.m. Thursday

Details: Live acoustic music just in time for the holiday.

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

A JAZZY CHRISTMAS

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Thursday

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.

Contact: Meadow Lambert, 934-7010, info@hilopalace.com

CELEBRATE THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF BERNICE PUAHI PAKI BISHOP

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

When: 6 p.m. Thursday

Details: Celebrate the founder of Kamehameha Schools on her birthday. This Founder’s Day, be inspired by Pauahi’s servant leadership — deeply rooted in her Hawaiian and Christian values — and instill those values in ourselves, our families and our communities. The evening will be filled with mele, song and praises. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Contact: Sharay, 932-4408, aahirano@ksbe.edu

FRIDAY, Dec. 20

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

INTERNAL ALTARS — AN IMMERSIVE RITUAL DANCE THEATER OFFERING

Where: Hilo Yoga Shala & Bodywork, Kaikodo Building, 64 Keawe St., second floor, Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Details: Performance features dancers, singers, hula, yoga and chant to honor the winter solstice.

Contact: Karen Masaki, 542-5347, karenmsk8@gmail.com

“PARASITE”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Friday through Dec. 23; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 21

Details: Rated R. Thriller; South Korean with English subtitles. All unemployed, Ki-taek and his family take peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks as they ingratiate themselves into their lives and get entangled in an unexpected incident.

Contact: Meadow Lambert, 934-7010, info@hilopalace.com

A CHRISTMAS CABARET PRESENTED BY HILO COMMUNITY PLAYERS

Where: East Hawaii Cultural Center, Kahua ‘Elua Theatre, 141 Kalakaua St., Hilo

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Dec. 21; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 22

Details: This is also a fundraiser event to fund HCP’s 2020-21 theatre season. Event will feature some of Hilo’s best talent performing holiday favorites, traditional and contemporary. Tickets are $40 and include a drink and heavy pupus from Aloha Mondays. Additional drinks will be available for purchase, and options will include beer, wine, signature holiday cocktails and soda. Tickets are available at www.HiloPlayers.org. Seating is extremely limited, so reserving tickets in advance is recommended.

Contact: Rachel Klein, 442-268-0891, HiloCommunityPlayers@gmail.com

COMING

“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

“HARE KRISHNA”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 2 p.m. Dec. 22

Details: Not Rated. Documentary. Cost is $10 general admission. Film centers on the life of Srila Prabhupada, the 70-year-old Indian swami who arrives in America without support or money and ignites a worldwide spiritual phenomenon, now known as the Hare Krishna Movement. Special screening followed by a live performance from Mantralectric.

Contact: Meadow Lambert, 934-7010, info@hilopalace.com

All Kine Stuffs

TODAY, Dec. 14

16TH ANNUAL “A KEAUKAHA KALIKIMAKA” CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR

Where: Kawananakoa Gym, 156 Baker Ave, Keaukaha

When: 8 a.m. today

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

STABLES SWAP MEET

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

When: 8:30 a.m. today

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

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

HOLIDAY HOUSE BY THE SEA

Where: The Palms Cliff House Inn, 28-3514 Hawaii Belt Road, Honomu

When: 9 a.m. today and Sunday

Details: Sale of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, crafts and much more; there’s something for everyone on your gift list. Eight rooms filled with goodies that are budget-friendly to extravagant. Twenty percent of sales will benefit Hawaii Care Choices.

Contact: Michele Gamble, 989-6077, michelegamble@palmscliffhouse.com

KAMAAINA CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR

Where: Afook-Chinen Civic Center, Butler Building, 201 Manono St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. today

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, mmprose@hawaiiantel.net

HOLIDAYS IN KAHUKU

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10 a.m. today

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.

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

EXPERIENCE VOLCANO “SECOND SATURDAY”

Where: Volcano Village

When: 10 a.m. today

Details: This once-a-month event, designed to showcase the many things to do in Volcano, will include specials at local restaurants, food trucks, shops and special events such as hula performances and demonstrations. Volcano Art Center will have special guided nature walks in the tract of virgin rain forest behind its gallery, some of the oldest and best-preserved native rain forest on the island, as well as viewings of its sculpture garden and mosaics. Volcano Garden Arts will have self-guided “Secret Garden” tours of its famous gardens. Its gallery also showcases works of many local artists.

Contact: Ira Ono, 987-8979, iraono@hawaii.rr.com

WINTER FESTIVAL

Where: Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, 16-492 Old Volcano Road, Keaau

When: 11 a.m. today

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, mpunahongwaji@twc.com

ANNUAL SHIPMAN HOUSE TOUR

Where: Haili Congregational Church, 211 Haili St., Hilo

When: Noon today

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.

Contact: Lorna Bufil, 935-4847, Office@hailichurch.org

BOOK TALK WITH DIANE PIELA

Where: Basically Books, 1672 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. today

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, basicallybooks@gmail.com

BOOK TALK WITH GWYN GORG

Where: Basically Books, 1672 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 2:30 p.m. today

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.

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

KEAAU LIGHTED CHRISTMAS PARADE

Where: Keaau-Pahoa Road, Keaau

When: 6 p.m. today

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 monmac@hawaii.rr.com.

Contact: Lily Chan-Harris, 938-2387, naturehawaii@msn.com

SUNDAY, Dec. 15

THIRD ANNUAL CHRISTMAS KOKUA CRUISE

Where: Various locations throughout Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Sunday

Details: Meet at Hilo Home Depot. Take a beach cruise, then end up at Kamaaina Nissan. Hope Services will be collecting household necessities and toiletries for families in need this holiday season.

Contact: Kalen, 345-6776, 808classiccruisers@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18

MERIT APPEALS BOARD MEETING

Where: Department of Human Resources conference room, 101 Pauahi St., Suite 2, Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Wednesday

Details: Agenda includes Communication No. 19-04, received April 25, from Abolghassem Sadegh, transmitting a copy of an email message entitled, “The Big Island as a Family Owned Corporation of About 200,000 Individuals with ‘Liberty and Justice for All,’ Garden of Eden.”; presentation by the director of HR regarding the department’s goals and objectives for FY 2018-19; survey results for FY 2018-19; presentation by the HR director regarding the department’s goals and objectives for FY 2019-20; and more.

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

FRIDAY, Dec. 20

NATIVITY FESTIVAL

Where: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Hilo Hawaii Stake, 1372 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Friday

Details: Admission is free; public is invited to attend. “Light the World Nativity Festival” is the theme of festival, which features nativity sets from Bethlehem, Cambodia, China, Japan, Jerusalem, Jordan, Peru, the Philippines, Thailand, the United States and other countries around the globe.

Contact: Shellie Allen Naungayan, 990-3996, snaungayan@hawaii.rr.com

COMING

LAST-MINUTE HOLIDAY GIFT FAIR

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

When: 8:30 a.m. Dec. 21

Details: Locally-made arts, crafts, jewelry, baked goods, food and curiosities. Come find a unique gift for anyone from 8 months to 80 years old.

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

SAKADA DAY CELEBRATION 2019

Where: Pahoa Community Center, 15-2910 Kuuhome St., Pahoa

When: 10 a.m. Dec. 21

Details: This year’s celebration pays tribute to the Filipino contract laborers who came from the Philippines between 1906 and 1946 to work on Hawaii’s sugar and pineapple plantations. Anyone who knows of any sakadas is asked to call 987-8284. Event will also include food, entertainment and exhibits.

Contact: Marjorie David, 895-9742, mad1459@yahoo.com

“DISCOVERY OF HAWAII”

Where: Habitat for Humanity, 65-1259 Kawaihae Road, Waimea

When: 5:30 p.m. Dec. 21

Details: Who first discovered the Hawaiian Islands? Scientist Louise Riofrio journeyed across the ocean from Alaska to New Zealand to find out. From oral history, she found that the Big Island was first found about 250 BC. This is a tale of astronomy, archaeology, wildlife and DNA. Presentation will be followed by Habitat for Humanity’s holiday party.

Contact: Louise Riofrio, 319-8079, Louise.Riofrio@gmail.com

COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION — TRANSFORM YOUR WORLD

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

When: 10 a.m. Dec. 22

Details: Compassionate communication gives new ways of communicating while empowering and providing tools for reframing the way people view the world. Learning the components of this communication model supports deeper relationships and connections with family, friends, co-workers and the rest of the world. No cost to participate.

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

“INTO THE DARKNESS: DEEP SEA OCEAN EXPLORATION”

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

When: 6 p.m. Dec. 23

Details: Join Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument education coordinator Andy Collins as he shares observations and discoveries from a recent deep sea research expedition to the mid-Pacific Mountains, Necker Ridge and the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Collins will share some amazing images and video from underwater mountain ranges more than a mile beneath the surface and talk about technology used to explore Earth’s last frontier.

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

CHRISTMAS LIVING NATIVITY

Where: Sure Foundation Church, 16-1592 Pohaku Circle, Keaau

When: 6 p.m. Dec. 23-24

Details: A recreation of the night Jesus was born. Experience the village of Bethlehem, see live animals, the manger, the temple and much more.

Contact: Andrea Miday, 430-4132, sfandrea@yahoo.com

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.

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

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

“WELCOME TO AZERBAIJAN”

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

When: 6 p.m. Dec. 30

Details: Foreign exchange student Fidan “Alex” Akifzada will share information about her home country. She will talk about her country’s history, culture, cuisine and much more. There will be photos and, perhaps, a brief dance performance. Delectable Azerbaijani treats also will be available for sampling, courtesy of Alex’s mother’s care packages.

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

WAIMEA OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL

Where: Venues in Waimea, The Fairmont Orchid Hawaii, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

When: Times vary Jan. 1-8, 2020

Details: Festival passes available online starting mid-August at www.waimeaoceanfilm.org, with extra early purchase pass rates available. The festival brings an immersive visual experience to the island, offering guests heart-pounding adventure, giant surf, marine life, international expeditions and ocean action, all while garnering greater insight and understanding into the ocean environment and island culture. More than 70 films to be featured.

Contact: Tania Howard, 854-6095, 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

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Details: Presented by Laulima Pahoa, this six-month documentary is geared toward helping residents impacted by the latest lava flows in lower Puna. Informational signups and questions will be answered, and TV interviews and filming will be conducted. Second Saturdays of each month are for signups and questions for the following month. A monthly Na Leo community TV show also will be produced. A final “1 Year After Lava” community party is slated for the final Saturday. Call or email the contact below for additional information.

Contact: Sara Steiner, 936-9546, laulimapahoa@gmail.com

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