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ARTS & Exhibits
TODAY, Jan. 18
‘FORMATION’ & ‘DEFINE ARTIFACT’
Where: East Hawaii Cultural Center, 141 Kalakaua St., Hilo
When: Regular center hours through Jan. 24
Details: Define Artifact: Starting in December and continuing until the end of January, the Makai gallery of the East Hawaii Cultural Center features a solo exhibition by Shelby B. Smith exploring ceramic media through alternative processes. Formation: The Central Gallery at EHCC will feature ceramic sculpture by a diverse array of Big Island ceramicists illustrating the malleability of the material in formation. For more information, visit www.ehcc.org.
Contact: Admin@ehcc.org, 961-5711
HAWAII WOOD GUILD’S 2020 MASTERS INVITATIONAL SHOW
Where: Isaacs Art Center at Hawaii Preparatory Academy
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today-Feb. 25
Details: The Isaacs Art Center at Hawaii Preparatory Academy welcomes the Hawaii Wood Guild’s 2020 Masters Invitational Show. The free exhibition opens with a community and artist reception from 5-7 p.m. today. This year’s exhibition will feature furniture, sculptures, and wood art by noted island artisans — including Kelly Dunn, Scott Hare, Tai Lake, John Mydock, Michael Patrick Smith, and John Strohbehn — that reflect innovative materials and techniques. During the show, guild members will be available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Saturday to share their work and stories. Proceeds benefit the HPA Scholarship Fund. For more information, visit www.HawaiiWoodGuild.com.
Contact: Mollie Hustace, firstname.lastname@example.org, 885-5884
THREADS ALLURE – HANDWOVEN TEXTILES SHOW
Where: Pictures Plus, 75-1006 Henry St., Kailua-Kona HI
When: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat., Jan. 31-Feb. 14
Details: Touch, feel and see award winning handwoven textiles at “Threads Allure: An Interactive Relationship Between Woven Fibers and Viewers,” an exhibit by the Hawaii Handweavers Hui at Pictures Plus and Plus Interiors, 75-1006 Henry St., Kailua-Kona Hawaii. Following the biennial show of the statewide Hawaii Handweavers Hui exhibit in Honolulu, award winning pieces from that show and those woven by Big Island members will be on display for the first time in Kailua-Kona. The public is invited to the opening reception 4-6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31, that will include weaving demonstrations and a sale of handwoven items. More information can be found at hawaiihandweavers.org/events.
Contact: Joan Namkoong, email@example.com, 769-0696
SATURDAY, Jan. 18
SOFT PASTEL STILL LIFE WORKSHOP
Where: Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Road, Volcano
When: 9 a.m. today
Details: Learn about the different types of pastels, different papers, fixing and mounting on paper and backing. Then use newsprint to get the flow of arm movements to keep loose. Next, begin forming shapes and move into colors on pastel paper from close observation of the setup still life. Students will complete a 9-by-12-inch project. Materials will be provided. Cost for the workshop is $50, or $45 for VAC members, plus a $15 fee. Beginner and intermediate artists welcome. To register, call the number below or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.
Contact: Alyssa Johnasen, 967-8222, firstname.lastname@example.org
LEARN BRIDGE IN A DAY
Where: Fraternal Order of Eagles, Keaau Aerie, 16-111 Opukahaia St., Keaau
Details: Whether you are a beginner or returning to the game, it’s the perfect place to start. Come with a friend or make new ones during this Hilo Bridge Club event. See why bridge is the world’s most popular card game. Cost is $40, which includes workbook, lunch and a goodie bag. Pre-registration required.
Contact: Gail Buck, 339-7069, email@example.com
VA HOME LOAN SEMINAR – 2020 UPDATES
Where: Imiloa Astronomy Center, 600 Imiloa Place, Hilo
When: 10 a.m.-noon, today
Details: Have you heard about the big changes to the VA Home Loan for 2020? Now, there are no loan limits! This is great news for Veterans who have never taken advantage of their VA Home Loan benefits before or Veterans who may have used their VA Home Loan before but whose entitlement has been restored. At the Seminar he will be discussing recent changes to the VA Home Loan (Loan limits, funding fee and FICO scores) and how you can take advantage of them. Free. Space is limited. Register for the Seminar by visiting www. AlignedMortgage.com or by calling 436-5791.
Contact: Vivek Mathur, firstname.lastname@example.org, 436-5791
ANCIENT TEACHINGS FOR AN INSPIRED LIFE
Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo
When: 1 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 11-Feb. 15
Details: Keli Semelsberger, Anawah shaman, medicine woman and improviser, is bringing a blend of teachings form her life of ancient studies into one deeply powerful and profoundly fun class. Each week will consist of some movement, ancient philosophies, artistic activity and ceremony/meditation/journey. Must be 18 or older. Just bring an open heart and a notebook.
Contact: Keli Semelsberger, 704-301-7011, email@example.com
SUNDAY, Jan. 19
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
MONDAY, Jan. 20
LINDY SKILLS DANCE CLASS
Where: Paradise Performing Arts Center, 29 Shipman St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 6-Feb. 10
Details: Swing dancers with Lindy Hop experience are invited to improve their technique and learn new moves with the Hilo Hep Cats. No partner necessary, but dancers should already be comfortable with the Swingout. Cost is $45 for six weeks, $10 drop-in.
Contact: Andrea Gill, 959-8216, email@example.com
COMMUNITY ZUMBA FITNESS
Where: Moxie Fitness
When: 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 20-March 30
Details: Join us for Zumba Fitness at Moxie Fitness. Group fitness has amazing benefits for mind, body and spirit. Join us for an hour of dance with your friends and family. Suggested donation is $5 but dance with us anyway even if you need to donate less.
Contact: JoYi Rhyss, firstname.lastname@example.org, 756-7213
TUESDAY, Jan. 21
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
BEGINNING SWING DANCE
When: 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 7-Feb. 11
Details: Swing into the New Year by learning the Lindy Hop. The Hilo Hep Cats will teach eight-count Lindy moves, including the essential, iconic Swingout. No experience or partner necessary. Cost is $45 for six weeks, only $30 if you bring a new student with you; $10 drop-in.
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22
HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE WITH EDNA
Where: Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo
When: 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 8-March 4
Details: Free classes designed to inspire students about the Hawaiian culture. Take part in hands-on craft demos and learn about local history all while learning the Hawaiian language, too. Sign up at the reference desk.
Contact: Justin Rajkowski, 933-8890, email@example.com
Where: Pahoa Senior Center, 15-3016 Kauhale St, Pahoa
When: 2 p.m., Wednesdays, Jan. 8-March 11
Details: If you love films and are over 55, this class is for you! For only $20 for the entire 10-week session, we’ll discuss a different way films work eanaach week and then watch a movie to explore the topic. No experience necessary, just a passion for films. Contact us or drop in to learn more!
Contact Name: Onan Masaoka, Onan.Masaoka@hawaiicounty.gov, 966-5801
CHAIR TAI CHI FOR BEGINNERS
Where: YMCA Hilo, 300 W Lanikaula St., Hilo
When: 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Jan. 8
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
HAWAII BALLROOM DANCE ASSOCIATION MAMBO AND FOXTROT CLASSES
Where: Waiakea High School, Portable Classroom 22, 155 W. Kawili Street, Hilo
When: 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 8-Feb. 4
Details: Couples, singles, beginners and experienced dancers are welcome to enroll. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8, 15, and 22. Fee for both classes is $35 per student. East Hawaii Chapter annual membership is $15 per student. First-year membership fee is waived for students who are cardholding members of the Hawaii Medical Service Association.
Contact: Andrea Kunimura, 443-3489, email@example.com
BIG ISLAND BALLROOM DANCE CLUB CLASSES
Where: Church of the Holy Cross, 440 W. Lanikaula St., Hilo.
When: 7 p.m., Wednesdays, Jan. 8-March 11
Details: It’s never to late to have fun: Wednesday night dance classes with the Big Island Ballroom Dance Club. You do not need a partner to sign up for the classes. Classes begin Jan. 8 and will be held at the Church of the Holy Cross at 440 W. Lanikaula Street in Hilo. Learn the country two step, night club two step and foxtrot. The annual membership fee is $15. Each dance class is $6 for the quarter. Payment by check is preferred. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and classes start at 7 p.m.
Contact: Scott Baker, firstname.lastname@example.org, 430-2237
THURSDAY, Jan. 23
KAMANA SENIOR CENTER SENIOR LECTURES
Where: The Institute for Astronomy, 640 N. Aohoku Place, Hilo
When: 10 a.m., Thursdays, Jan. 9-March 12
Details: On Jan. 16 we will tour the Hawaii Plantation Museum in Papaikou. Meet at the Institute of Astronomy at 9:30 a.m. to board the vans for the trip. There is a $5 fee for the museum and a donation of $3 to $5 for van transportation. Please sign up ahead of time by contacting person below. Cost for the 10-week session is $10.
Contact: Carol Lafond, email@example.com, 898-339-7270
HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES
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
BEGINNING IMPROV FOR ADULTS
When: 1 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 9-Feb. 20 (no class Feb. 6)
Details: Learn to live more in the moment, think on your feet, let go of self-judgment, bring more joy in your life and recapture your playful spirit. This is a six-week course, but attendance to all classes is not required. No prior experience necessary. The cost for each class is $40, or $35 for VAC members. The cost for all six classes is $235, or $205 for VAC members. Pre-registration is required. To register, call the number below or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.
BASIC COMPUTER CLASSES
When: 2 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 9-23
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.
CREATIVE WRITING CLASS
Where: Keaau Senior Center, 16-186 Pili Mua St, Keaau
When: 3 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 9-March 12
Details: If you have always wanted to explore creative writing, here is your opportunity. No experience necessary, and all types of writing welcome.During each class, we’ll share our work and discuss how each writer is successful. We’re all about having fun and learning a little along the way. If you’re over 55, we’d love for you to join us. Contact us for more information or just drop by on Thursdays from 3 to 4 p.m. Only $10 for the entire ten-week session!
Contact: Onan Masaoka, Onan.Masaoka@hawaiicounty.gov, 966-5801
FRIDAY, Jan. 24
HILO WRITERS’ WORKSHOP
Where: UH-Hilo, 200 W. Kawili St, Hilo
When: 3 p.m., Fridays, Jan. 10-March 13
Details: Open to those starting out as creative writers or those who are old pros. Three-hour workshop provides time for learning new literary tools and sharing your work in a supportive environment. All welcome. Ten weeks for $90.
Contact Name: Adam Sydney, email@example.com, 818-216-8664
GOOD MORNING SIP AND DRAW
Where: 164 Kilauea Ave., Hilo
When: 9 a.m. Jan. 25
Details: $40 includes all materials and juice/breakfast bar. Piko Press, Hilo’s newly relocated community art studio, will be hosting a Breakfast Sip and Draw with instructor Jessica Brand. Come ready to laugh with her witty impromptu style while you enjoy locally sourced brunch, fresh green juices, coffee and tea. In session Jessica Brand will go over basic drawing techniques. All supplies are included. To register visit pikopressstudio.com.
Contact: Kanani Daley, firstname.lastname@example.org, 430-0746
THE SOUND OF SOUL
Where: 239 Haili Street, Hilo, HI in the Aloha Wellness Center community
When: noon-1 p.m., Jan. 26
Details: Do you have the spiritual tools to thrive and overcome the challenges of your world? You are warmly invited to discover methods and spiritual exercises to ride the wave of change with confidence and greater ease. This is a “no fee,” community event sponsored by Eckankar Hawaii. We welcome all faiths, ages and levels of life experiences. Meets the fourth Sunday of each month.
Contact: Evangeline Elliott, email@example.com, 498-4455
TAI CHI FOR BEGINNERS
Where: Waiakea Uka Gym 1200 Ainaola Drive
When: 10 a.m. Jan. 28
Details: You will learn standing meditation, Tai Chi basics, and simplified Tai Chi form. The classes consist of gentle movements that can promote well-being, energy, strength and balance. All are welcome. The instructor, Vivian Stein, is from China, the fourth generation disciple of Dong style Tai Chi. Cost is $35 for 10 classes. $5 drop-in. Registration is required. Contact for more information.
Contact: Vivian, firstname.lastname@example.org, 987-5882
INTRODUCTION TO DATABASES: FIND GREAT BOOKS WITH NOVELIST
Where: Laupahoehoe Public Library
When: 10:30 a.m., Jan. 29
Details: Are you always looking for your next great read? NoveList is a free library resource available through the Hawaii State Public Library System that can help you find your next perfect book, no matter what types of novels you like to read. Come and learn how to use it and tell us about some of your favorite books! This program is geared toward adults, though teenagers are also welcome.
Contact: Gabrielle Casart, email@example.com, 962-2229
BON DANCE CLASSES
Where: Hakalau Jodo Mission, 29-2289 Hanamalo Loop, Hakalau
When: 6 p.m. Jan. 28 and Feb. 11
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
FREE ANT MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP
Where: 16 E. Lanikaula St. Hilo, HI 96720
When: 8:30 a.m.-noon, Jan. 31
Details: These free monthly workshops will be focused primarily on residents who wish to manage little fire ants around their homes. We start with some ant biology basics, then participants will be guided through the various management techniques. The formal workshop session runs from 8:30 a.m.-noon. There is an optional “Lunch with the Lab” informal session after from noon-1 p.m. where you can stick around and ask additional questions. Register early as there are limited seats available. Register online at www.littlefireants.com or contact the person below.
Contact: Alison Wagner, Alison.Wagner@littlefireants.com, 315-5656
TANGOED UP IN BLUES
Where: Hilo Elks Lodge, 150 Kinoole Street, Hilo
When: 10:30 a.m., Feb. 1
Details: Four classes in tango/blues fusion dancing by international instructor Brian “Lucky” Skillen. “Tangoed Up In Blues” foundation class, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. “Transition” class in transitioning from on dance to the other, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. “Pivots & Volcadas, Oh My!” class introduces one of the sexiest moves in tango, 1:45 p.m.-2:45 p.m. “I’m Hooked!” class focuses on leg wraps and ganchos, 3-4 p.m. Each class is $15 if paid by Jan. 29, or $20 at the door. All four for $55 if paid by Jan. 29, or $75 at the door. Full registration information at hilohepcats.org.
Contact: Andrea Gill, email@example.com, 959-8216
INDIGO DYEING FUNDAMENTALS
Where: Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village
When: 12:30 – 3:30 p.m., Feb. 1
Details: Learn to dye natural fiber goods in a plant derived indigo vat. Create Shibori resist patterns using folding, wrapping, and clamping techniques, as well as how to control hue density with multiple dyeing submersions. Each participant will leave with their own finished sample pieces. Participants may bring 1-5 small items of your own to dye, avoiding bulky or heavy pieces. Items must be cotton, linen, hemp, silk, or anything natural. Please pre-wash items for best result. Class fee is $55/$50 for VAC members plus a $30 fee, inclusive of supplies. Pre-registration is required. To register, call VAC at 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.
Contact: Alyssa Johnasen, firstname.lastname@example.org, 967-8222
LUCKY DANCE! SWING DANCE WORKSHOP
When: 2:30 p.m., Feb. 2
Details: Visiting international instructor Brian “Lucky” Skillen will teach three swing dance lessons as part of his weekend workshop. Beginners should take the first lesson, and can then progress to the subsequent lessons. “Swingout Bootcamp” class teaches the iconic move of Lindy Hop, the original swing style, 1:30-2:30 p.m. “Vintage Lindy Variations” class will introduce some classic moves, 2:45-3:45 p.m. “Moves That Make You Go Wow” class shares simple but impressive moves. Each class $15 if paid by 1/29/20, or $20 at the door. Discounts for multiple classes. Full registration information is available at hilohepcats.org.
JAZZ MOVEMENTS IN LINDY HOP
Where: Paradise Performing Arts Center, 29 Shipman Street, Hilo
When: 7-8 p.m., Feb. 3
Details: International instructor Brian “Lucky” Skillen will teach a special class on integrating jazz movements into Lindy Hop, the original style of swing dance. Students should be familiar with the Swingout. Class is from 7-8 p.m. and is followed by a half-hour guided practice. Cost is $15 if pre-registered by Jan. 29, or $20 at the door. Hosted by the Hilo Hep Cats. Full registration details are posted at hilohepcats.org.
Contact Name: Andrea Gill, email@example.com, 959-8216
LEARN TO WEAVE LAUHALA
Where: Keaau Community Center
When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Feb. 8
Details: ‘Aha Puhala O Puna will present a lauhala weaving workshop. Lauhala is the leaf of the puhala, or hala tree. Projects can be a bracelet, slippers, ornaments, fan or coaster. Participants must bring scissors, a spray bottle and bag lunch. The cost is $5 to $10 for materials, depending on the project. Pre-registration required.
Contact: Gail Crosthwaite, firstname.lastname@example.org, 253-509-3616
CREATIVE RETREAT- FABRIC FLOWERS
Where: Hawaii Creative Retreats Studio, 614 Kilauea Ave Suite 103 #25, Hilo
When: 2-5 p.m., Feb. 15
Details: Make a variety of unique fabric flowers with kanzashi templates for accessories, decor, cards and gift toppers with simple hand sewing. Bring your own fabric scraps and buttons or use our supplies. Space is limited. Cost is $20. Register online at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.
Contact: Sara Krosch, email@example.com, 520-389-0620
CREATIVE RETREAT- STRING ART JAR VASE
When: 2 -5 p.m., Feb. 22
Details: Make an adorable string art “mason jar vase” on a wood base to show off real or artificial flowers. All materials and light refreshments included. Space is limited. Cost is $20. Register online at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.
CREATIVE RETREAT- PAPER BEAD BRACELET
When: 2-5 p.m., Feb. 29
Details: Learn to make a variety of paper bead shapes from scrapbook and up-cycled paper to craft a unique bracelet. Materials and light refreshments included. Space is limited. Cost is $20. Register online at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.
NATIONAL ACTIVE AND RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES (NARFE) MONTHLY MEETING
Where: Kamana Senior Center RR2, Kamana off Kinoole Street, Hilo
When: 1 p.m. today
Details: NARFE meets the third Saturday of each month for the purpose of protecting our earned benefits for all active and retired Federal Employees. Come and join us early for a brown bag lunch at noon and enjoy fellowship. At 1 p.m. the Chapter meeting starts.
Contact: Bob Arthurs, firstname.lastname@example.org, 990-4840
ORCHIDLAND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION BOARD MEETING
Where: Eagles Lodge 16-111 Opukahaia; Keaau
When: 6:30 p.m., Jan. 21
Details: Orchidland Lot owners are encouraged to attend.
Contact: Barbara Arthurs, email@example.com, 966-6141
MARINE CORPS LEAGUE’S MONTHLY MEETING
Where: VFW Post Kailua Kona at 74-5543 Kaiwai St. Suite 185A
When: 11 a.m., Jan. 25
Details: The Marine Corps League’s monthly meeting – new time for business meeting – 11:00 a.m. This month’s speaker is Kathy Painton on the 75th Anniversary of Iwo Jima battle and the raising of the our flag on Mount Suribachi.
Contact Name: Dale Ross, firstname.lastname@example.org, +808 3222 172
BIG ISLAND BALLROOM DANCE CLUB VALENTINE DANCE
Where: Auntie Sally’s Luau Hale, 799 Pi‘ilani St., Hilo
When: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 14
Details: Big Island Ballroom Dance Club’s Valentine’s Day dinner dance will be held on Feb. 14, so save the date! Tickets will go on sale Jan. 8. The price for members is $25 and non-members is $30. Last day to buy tickets or refunds is Feb. 5. Payment by check is preferred. For more information call Hiroko at 935-5111 or Violet at 938-069.
OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP
Where: Hilo Medical Center cafeteria, 1190 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo
When: 11:30 a.m. today
Details: Meet new friends, share experiences and support in an environment that’s friendly and safe. Meets third Saturday of the month. Open to all ostomates, pre-ostomy patients, caregivers, medical professionals and the public.
Contact: Sandy Wright, email@example.com, 339-7640
HEALTH-ENHANCING, FEEL-GOOD, MOVING MEDITATION
Where: Liliuokalani Gardens, Banyan Drive, Hilo
When: 7 a.m. Sundays
Details: Relax, re-energize and rebalance with this QiGong style called QiGA. Suitable for all ages. Walk with a doc at 8 a.m. in the same location.
Contact: Grif Frost, 937-0395, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Coconut Island, Hilo
When: 7 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Details: Relax, re-energize and rebalance with this QiGong style called QiGA. Suitable for all ages.
BIG ISLAND ACTIVE- SCULPT & STRETCH CLASS
Where: Puna Hongwanji, 16-492 Old Volcano Rd, Keaau
When: 4-5 p.m. First and third Mondays, Jan. 20-Dec. 28
Details: Group fitness class featuring low-impact, yoga and Pilates moves choreographed to pop music. Improve core strength, flexibility and balance. Bring a mat, towel, and water. Shoes optional. Every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. $5 drop-in or $20 for a 5-class punch card. Visit www.bigislandactive.com for monthly class calendar.
Contact Name: Sara Krosch, email@example.com, 520-389-0620
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
BIG ISLAND ACTIVE – TOTAL BODY STRENGTH CLASS
When: 4-5 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 15- Dec. 30
Details: Group fitness class focusing on strength training with dumbbells. Bring a mat, towel, water and medium weight dumbbells. $5 drop-in or $20 for a 5-class punch card. Visit www.bigislandactive.com for monthly class calendar.
Contact: Sara Krosch, email@example.com, 520-389-0620
BIG ISLAND ACTIVE – CARDIO STEP CLASS
When: 4-5 p.m. Second and fourth Mondays, Jan. 13-Dec. 28
Details: Group fitness class featuring HIIT inspired step moves and core strengthening. Bring a mat, towel, and water. Six steps available. Every second and fourth Monday of the month. $5 drop-in or $20 for a 5-class punch card. Visit www.bigislandactive.com for monthly class calendar.
HILO PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP
Where: ADRC – Aging Disability Resource Center: 1035 Kinoole Ave., Hilo
When: 2 p.m., Jan. 31
Details: Attorney Ethan Okura will speak on “Protecting your Assets from Nursing Home Costs.” Please come with questions.
Contact: Fran Calvert, firstname.lastname@example.org, 982-7511
NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP
Where: Oki Conference Rm, 688 Kinoole St., Suite 115A, Hilo (Conference Room is located along driveway)
When: 7 p.m. Jan. 31
Details: The National Alliance on Mental Illness Hawaii presents this monthly support group that helps people gain understanding and empathy for loved ones living with and recovering from mental illness. Join us to learn more, connect with others and feel empowered.
Contact: Carol Ann Denis, email@example.com, 935-0615
Just for Keiki
CHILDREN’S PAPER PLATE BASKET CRAFT
When: 11 a.m. today
Details: Paper plates can be used for more than eating food! Our craft will feature how to make a basket out of only one paper plate and tape. Participants can make and decorate their paper plate basket as a gift or to hold their favorite stuff in it. All materials will be provided.
Contact: Gretchen Andrews, firstname.lastname@example.org, 933-8890
READ TO MOCHI
When: Noon today
Details: Mochi is a service dog that loves to be read stories. This program free and open to children who are at an elementary school reading level. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Contact: Gretchen Andrews, 933-8890, email@example.com
When: 1 p.m., Wednesdays, Jan. 8-29
Details: Learn to speak the Hawaiian language at the library! Free classes designed to inspire students about the Hawaiian culture. Take part in hands-on craft demos and learn about local history. Please sign up at the reference desk. Held in the Program Room.
Contact: Justin Rajkowski, firstname.lastname@example.org, 933-8890
CHILDREN’S CRAFT: HANGING SPIRAL DECORATION
Where: Hilo Public Library
When: 2:30 p.m., Jan. 22
Details: Children are invited to make a hanging mobile decoration craft. All it takes is a circle, scissors, and decorations to make a dazzling hanger craft. All materials will be provided.
STORY TIME AT THE LIBRARY
Where: Mountain View Public and School Library, 1235 Volcano Highway, Mountain View
When: 2:30 p.m. Thursdays
Details: Story time is fun and fosters a love of reading and literacy skills. It also demonstrates strategies parents and caregivers can use to help their children’s reading ability. Keiki will sing songs, read and talk about stories, play, write and do crafts. For children of all ages.
Contact: Bonnie Perry, 968-2322, email@example.com
CHILDREN’S LUNAR NEW YEAR CRAFT
Details: Let’s celebrate the 2020 Chinese Year with the Rat zodiac! We will celebrate the “year of the mouse” by participants decorating their own paper mouse craft.
ART JOURNALING CLUB FOR TEENS AND TWEENS
When: 1:30 p.m. Jan. 25
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
RECYCLE: ART CRAFT FOR CHILDREN
When: 2:30 p.m., Jan. 29
Details: Let’s turn trash into something we can treasure! Children will use recycled plastic to create unique art. All materials will be provided. This program is free and suitable for ages 5 years old and up. Children 5 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Where: 398 Kilauea Avenue, Hilo
When: 5:30 p.m., Jan. 29
Details: Hilo Hongwanji Preschool Open House. Any interested families wanting to register their child or would like more information of the preschool is welcome.
Contact: Michelle Kitagawa, email@example.com, 935-1857
MULTICULTURAL CHILDREN’S BOOK DAY STORY TIME
When: 11 a.m., Jan. 31
Details: Celebrate Multicultural Children’s Book Day with a special storytime with Michele Carvalho. Multicultural Children’s Book Day is a celebration of children’s stories that feature diversity and inclusivity. This program is suitable for all ages.
YOUTH CERAMICS AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES W/ BELLA FREEDMAN
Where: 141 Kalakaua St. Hilo HI 96720
When: 3 p.m., Feb. 3-26
Details: YAS is expanding this year! New classes, new opportunities to make art. We are excited to announce the first session of our brand new after school programming. Session 1 will include 8 class days and studio time under the direction of Bella Freedman. Students will learn basic ceramic sculpting techniques and work on forming their own creations. For info and registration, visit: https://ehcc.org/youth-ceramics-session1.
Contact: Kellie Miyazu, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1 808-961-5711
HIKE BACK IN TIME TO THE 1969-74 MAUNA ULU ERUPTION
Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
When: 10 a.m. today
Details: USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologist Carolyn Parcheta leads this guided walk along the fissure that started the Mauna Ulu eruption May 24, 1969. Lava continued to erupt over the next five years, making it the longest observed effusive rift eruption at the time. During the walk, Parcheta will describe how fissures form, how lava fountains erupt, how these eruptions create the environment you see and why some lava drained back into the ground. She also discusses her research that revealed just how deep the fissure extends into the ground. A park ranger assists to answer questions about the park. Free, but park entrance fees apply.
Contact: Park Information, 985-6000, email@example.com
A WALK THROUGH KILAUEA VOLCANO’S SUMMIT HISTORY
When: 8 a.m. Jan. 22 and 25
Details: Join USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientist emeritus Don Swanson on a two-hour walk, during which participants will learn about the past 500 years of Kilauea Volcano’s history as revealed by rocks, craters and cracks. Meet at the Devastation Trail parking lot on Crater Rim Drive. Arrive early, as Swanson begins the guided walk to Keanakako‘i Crater promptly at 8 a.m. A park ranger will be available to answer questions about the park. Free, but park entrance fees apply.
STEWARDSHIP OF KIPUKAPUAULU
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
STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT
When: 8:45 a.m. Jan. 25
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.
CAMP OHANA 2020 – OH! THE PLACE WE WILL GO…
Where: Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
When: 9 a.m. March 7-8
Details: Registration has begun for Hawaii Care Choices’ (formerly Hospice of Hilo) bereavement camp, Camp Ohana, taking place at Kilauea Military Camp. The overnight camp is an opportunity for families, adults and children, to participate in guided activities and fun exercises to help cope with the grief of losing loved ones. This camp helps to bridge the ways adults express grief with that of their children and helps everyone to move forward as a family. There is a $25 registration fee per family. Scholarships may be available. Space is limited so families are urged to register as soon as possible. All campers must register by Feb. 17.
Contact: Jihey E. Roach, firstname.lastname@example.org, 969-1733
COUNTRY MUSIC DANCE
Where: Fraternal Order of Eagles in Keaau
When: 6:30 p.m. today
Details: Come and enjoy some of the best country music played anywhere in the islands. The Gone Country Band will be performing for your dancing and listening pleasure. Cover charge only $5. Food and beverages will be available to purchase.
Contact: Richard J. Robbins, RobbinsR006@Hawaii.rr.com, 756-7818
VFW POST 3830 FISH FRY AND LIVE MUSIC
Where: 15-775 Maluhia Rd. Nanawale Estates, Pahoa
When: 5-8 p.m., Jan. 24
Details: Deep fried panko crusted fish, french fries, coleslaw and desserts for a donation of $10. The canteen will be open. Live music. All welcome.
Contact: Freda Hart, email@example.com, 965-7032
ROCK N ROLL NIGHT AT THE EAGLES
When: 7 p.m., Jan. 24
Details: Enjoy good old Rock n Roll music performed by Johnny Ness and band. Cover charge $5. Food and beverages will be available to purchase.
SWINGING SATURDAY WITH LUCKY SKILLEN
When: 7 p.m., Feb. 1
Details: Enjoy a night of dancing with international instructor Brian “Lucky” Skillen! He will teach a beginner-friendly swing dance class, Cross-Hand Fun, from 7-8 p.m. Then, dance until 10 p.m. to swing, blues, jazz and other dance tunes by DJ Punky. Class plus dance party is $15 if paid by Jan. 29, or $20 at the door. The Hilo Elks Lodge is a non-smoking venue. You will be hosted by the Hilo Hep Cats swing dancers.
DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES PERFORM AT THE HILO COFFEE MILL
Where: Hilo Coffee Mill
Details: Dennis and Christy Soares perform live acoustic music. Pop, folk, Hawaiian, originals
Contact: Dennis B. Soares, firstname.lastname@example.org, 345-1800
FANTUZZI & THE FLEXIBLE BAND
Where: Kukuau Studio, 43 Kukuau Street, Hilo
When: 6-9 p.m. today
Details: He was there when conscious music was invented. Get ready to shake your booty, move your feet & fill your soul to the infectious Mystic Latin rhythms infused with Reggae & Afro Funk of Fantuzzi & the Flexible band.
Contact: Bub Pratt, email@example.com, 464-3388
HAWAIIAN STYLE BAND
Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. today
Details: Robi Kahakalau, Wade Cambern and Bryan Kessler, along with Shawn Pimental on drums, Mike Grande on keyboards and Alex Morrison on bass, take over the Palace stage for an evening of iconic island music. Enjoy the big vocals and big sound of this legendary group reuniting live in concert. Tickets are $35 general admission, $40 side reserve and $45 center reserve. Prices increase by $5 the day of the show.
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).
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. Na Wahine a me Na Kane Laulima O Hawaii entertains on Jan. 14. The lovely Hula Sisters return Jan. 21 and Hilo’s Halau Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna returns Jan. 28.
Contact: Dinnie Kysar, 896-7284, email@example.com
ASPEN SANTA FE BALLET
Where: UH-Hilo Performing Arts Center
When: 7:30 p.m., Jan. 21
Details: A “model of what a small, classic ballet company should be” (Dance Magazine). The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet returns to the Big Island. Tickets ($35/30/15 – general/senior/student) are available at the UH-Hilo PAC box office or online at artcenter.uhh.hawaii.edu.
Contact Dori Yamada, firstname.lastname@example.org, 932-7490
PUNA WRITERS READING NIGHT
Where: Hawaiian Shores Community Center on Kahakai
When: 5-7 p.m., Jan. 23
Details: Puna Writers Workshop presents its annual Writers Reading Night featuring short pieces read aloud from their last years work. A vegetarian pot luck is to follow. Invited are friends, family, and anyone interested in writing or listening to the creative minds of our area.
Contact: Dawn Hurwitz, email@example.com, 936-3046
4TH FRIDAY POETRY SLAM
When: 6-9 p.m., Jan. 24
Details: A palpable evening of words flying through the air for all to see, hear, revel, feel, taste, smell & hold fast. How it works: 1 original poem per round, 2 rounds of poetry, 3 minutes max per poem. No poetry to share? That’s ok, listen, laugh, or participate by being one of our five fabulous feelers! Doors open at 6 p.m., slam starts at 7 p.m., Cost is $5. Some works may contain adult themes & language, people under 18 should be accompanied by their parents.
BILOXI BLUES – A PLAY BY NEIL SIMON
Where: East Hawaii Cultural Center, 141 Kalakaua Street in Hilo
When: 7 p.m., Jan. 24-25; 2 p.m. Jan. 26
Details: “Biloxi Blues”, the hilarious and heart-warming play by Neil Simon that deals with six army recruits as they come of age during the last days of World War II, will open on Friday, Jan. 24, and run for three performances at the East Hawaii Cultural Center. General Admission tickets start at only $15 and are available in person at Basically Books, online at www.brownpapertickets.com and the night of the show (if not sold out) at the door.
Contact: Larry Reitzer, firstname.lastname@example.org, 323-203-4556
MUSIC TO GET YA MOVIN’
Where: Eagles in Keaau, 16-111 Opukahaia St.
When: 6:30 p.m., Jan. 31
Details: Jazz Mele band plays swing, jazz standards, boogie-woogie, blues and Latin tunes for dancing and listening. All ages welcome. $5 at the door.
Contact: Lou Ann Gurney, email@example.com, 982-6012
Where: Church of the Holy Apostles, 1407 Kapiolani Street, Hilo
When: 3-4:30 p.m., Feb. 15
Details: Join us at Church of The Holy Apostles for a Valentine’s Kanikapila! We will be singing love songs from the 60’s (if you have a favorite, bring lead sheets to share), and as usual will be also playing songs from the big blue “He Mele Aloha” songbook, so bring yours along. Players of all abilities are welcome.
Contact: Chele Hryniuk, CHAukuleles@gmail.com, 935-5545
All Kine Stuffs
LORI LEI’S HULA STUDIO – FUNDRAISER CARWASH
Where: Puainako KTA Parking Lot, 50 E Puainako St., Hilo
When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. today
Details: Presale tickets from students are $8, or $10 day of carwash. Fundraising for 30th anniversary celebration.
Contact: Sue Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org, 969-3729
THE JAPANESE ART OF ORIGAMI
When: 10 a.m. Saturdays, Jan. 18- 25
Details: Join us for free origami crafts. Programs will be held on Saturdays. 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.
“RECLAIMING KALAKAUA” BOOK EVENT
Where: Basically Books, 1672 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo
Details: Kalakaua’s reputation has suffered from misrepresentation by his political opponents. Tiffany Lani Ing’s new book, “Reclaiming Kalakaua,” revises his legacy and how he was viewed by his people at the time of his reign as an intelligent, eloquent, compassionate, and effective leader. Free talk.
Contact: Christine Reed, email@example.com, 961-0144
CARDS AND BOARD GAMES
When: 1-4 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 18-25
Details: Join us on Saturday afternoons for some family fun with cards and board games. We will have a mix of games available including: Chess, Scrabble, Rummikub, Sorry, Monopoly, Cribbage, Checkers, UNO, RISK, and Connect Four. Please feel free to bring games from home to use that day and we will also accept donated games. This program will not be held on state holidays.
WOMEN’S MARCH HILO
Where: Mo‘oheau Bandstand, downtown Hilo
When: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Jan. 19
Details: The theme of Hilo’s 4th annual Women’s March is “Hawaii Counts!” The event will focus on the importance of voting and engagement as we head into this critical election year. Register to vote, meet representatives from community organizations, re-energize and have fun! Sign-making materials available from 11 a.m.-noon, with the march through downtown Hilo to follow. Food trucks and entertainment will be on hand for this family-friendly event.
Contact: Franny Brewer, WomensMarchHilo@gmail.com, 987-0620
GUIDED HIKES OF KILAUEA IKI CRATER
When: 10 a.m. Mondays in January
Details: The 4-mile Kilauea Iki Trail is one of the park’s iconic hiking trails, a popular destination for hikers who cross a steaming crater floor through the intersection of eruption and native rain forest. Delve into the secrets of Kilauea Iki with park ranger Michael Newman. Discover how fountains of lava from the giant brick-red cone, Pu‘u Pua‘i, jetted up 1,900 feet in 1959 and left behind a 50-foot bathtub ring of lava residue on the crater walls. Free, but park entrance fees apply, except Jan. 20 on the fee-free day in observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Meet at the Kilauea Iki Overlook parking lot.
BIG ISLAND ELECTRIC VEHICLE ASSOCIATION MEET-UP
Where: Just Cruisin Coffee Shop, 835 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Hawaii 96720
When: 9 a.m., Jan. 25
Details: Join us for our coffee and talk ‘EV’ meet-up. A few of our electric vehicle owners will be available to share our knowledge and experiences. If you have an electric vehicle, please join us. (Bring a friend and neighbor!) If you’re in the market for an electric vehicle and have questions, come on by and we’ll address your questions. Free.
Contact: Noel Morin, firstname.lastname@example.org, 987-7428
CREATE A VISION BOARD
When: 1 p.m. Jan. 25
Details: Instead of making a New Years resolution, create a vision board for change! A vision board is a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal. This program is free and all supplies will be provided. Recommended for ages 15 and older. Registration is not required.
INTERNATIONAL SOUPER BOWL
Where: Puna Covenant Church, 16-647 Old Volcano Road, Keaau
When: 5 p.m., Jan. 25
Details: The International Souper Bowl is a fundraiser. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. The event will feature 10 different soups from eight different countries along with the appropriate carbs and dessert. Tickets are $20 per person and include a soup bowl and a chance to sample the various foods. Entertainment and a lucky number drawing will add excitement to this event. Proceeds from this event are for the Paul Carlson Partnership of the Evangelical Covenant Church to fund clean water and clinic initiatives in the rural Congo.
Contact: Muriel Mililani Hughes, email@example.com, 968-6696
AN EVENING WITH GUY COHEN, MESSIANIC PASTOR FROM AKKO, ISRAEL
Where: New Hope Church, 840 Kupulau Road, Hilo
When: 6-8:15 p.m., Jan. 27
Details: Guy Cohen is the founder and leader of Harvest of Asher, a Messianic congregation in Akko, Israel. We are privileged to have Guy, who was raised in an Orthodox Jewish background, share his unique perspective on how believing Jew and Gentile come together for Kingdom purposes and how enriching understanding the Jewish roots of the faith is. Refreshments will be served.
Contact: Susie Chun, firstname.lastname@example.org, 959-7700
RECYCLE HAWAII- WORMS EAT MY GARBAGE!
When: 5 p.m. Jan. 28
Details: Learn how to set up a simple home composting system that can fit in your garage or on your lanai. Home composting is one of the most effective ways households can reduce their climate impact while saving time and money. Join Dani Burger for this information session. If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date.
Contact: Justin Rajkowski, email@example.com, 933-8890
HAWAII’S PHYSICIAN SHORTAGE CRISIS – DR. MICHELLE MITCHELL
Where: UH-Hilo, UCB 100, 200 W Kawili St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m., Jan. 30
Details: The Big Island has been under increasing strain with fewer and fewer doctors. The shortage of physicians has been accelerating as more physicians leave the state or retire. Dr. Michelle Mitchell, M.D., is sounding the alarm about the severe physician shortage in Hawaii. She will discuss its causes, such as insurance rules and practices that lead to physician burnout. Leading the discussion following Dr. Mitchell’s talk will be UH-Hilo sociologist, Dr. Lindy Hern, Ph.D. This talk is part of Global HOPE’s America in Crisis Series. Free.
Contact: Noelie Rodriguez, firstname.lastname@example.org, 963-6966
HILO FICTION WRITERS GROUP
When: 10 a.m., Feb. 1
Details: Twice a month on Saturday mornings, join the Hilo Fiction Writers Group at the library. Give notes on writing samples made available to group members to read the week beforehand. All skill levels and genres welcome. If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date. For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events.
HILO HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENT
Where: Waiakea High School Parking Lot (B), 155 W Kawili St, Hilo
When: 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Feb. 1
Details: Free. A Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event for various hazardous household materials. Sponsored by the County of Hawaii Department of Environmental Management. For a complete list of acceptable & non-acceptable materials visit www.hawaiizerowaste.org/recycle/household-hazardous-waste/. Business, government agency, non-profit agency or farm wastes are prohibited by law. No electronics, tires or latex paint allowed. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication (including language interpreting) or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in this event should contact chris at 961-8554 as soon as possible, but no later than Jan. 23.
Contac: Chris, email@example.com, 961-8554
Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration
Where: Tong Wo Society of Kohala in Halawa
When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Feb. 2
Details: Event features traditional lion blessing, firecrackers, and New Year’s festivities. Putluck luncheon noon to 1:45 p.m. Donations will go toward preservation of the Tong Wo Society building built in 1884.
Contact: Irma Lai at 884-5566 or Clyde Wong at 959-8162.
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE ON KAUAI
Where: Laupahoehoe Public Library, 35-2065 Old Mamalahoa Hwy., Laupahoehoe
When: 6 p.m. Feb. 3
Details: An international controversy is brewing over the proposed renaming of the Russian Fort Elizabeth State Historical Park on Kauai to “Pa’ula’ula/Fort Elizabeth.” A book by UH-Hilo’s Dr. Peter Mills (Hawai’s Russian Adventure: A New Look at Old History, UH Press, c2002) clarifies that the fort was built by Hawaiians in 1816-1817 when King Kaumualii formed an alliance with Dr. George Anton Schaffer of the Russian-American Company. Dr. Mills explains the ongoing controversy that has prompted the Russian Ambassador to the U.S. and thousands of Russians and Russian-Americans to protest the renaming of this historic site.
KAILUA-KONA HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENT
Where: Kealakehe High School Parking Lot
When: 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Feb. 8
Details: A Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event for various hazardous household materials. Sponsored by the County of Hawaii Department of Environmental Management. For a complete list of acceptable & non-acceptable materials visit www.hawaiizerowaste.org/recycle/household-hazardous-waste/. Business, government agency, non-profit agency or farm wastes are prohibited by law. No electronics, tires or latex paint allowed. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication (including language interpreting) or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in this event should contact chris at 961-8554 as soon as possible, but no later than Jan. 23.
LOVE THE ARTS: THE ROARING 2020s
Where: Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus, Volcano Village
When: 5-9 p.m., Feb. 8
Details: Volcano Art Center invites you to the 16th Annual Love the Arts fundraiser. The annual gala is the main event to raise funds for the Volcano Art Center. This year’s theme is celebrating The Roaring 2020s, highlighted by unique decorations, decadent food, fine wines and beer, and of course dancing. Incredible live and silent auctions. Tickets are $70 or $65 for current VAC Members and are available for purchase at the Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus, Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, by calling 967-8222 and online at www.volcanoartcenter.org./lta.
PU LAMA MAULI OLA
Where: Na wahi okalani‘o pu‘u School Campus in Kea‘au
When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Feb. 15
Details: Pulama Mauli Ola is a Unified Hawaiian Language and Cultural Event put on by Punana Leo and Ke Kula ‘o Nawahi okalani‘o pu‘u. This is the 17th year of this event. There will be tons of food, Hawaiian craft vendors, games for the children, produce and products from the school‘s garden, cultural and language presentations, a silent auction, and more. There will also be a free concert including artists Kalaoa, Kanoa & Jennie, Kanaka Tree and Miss Teen USA 2019 Laimakamae Freitas. Parking at Keaau High School with a free shuttle will be running every 5 minutes.
Contact: Haunani Keamo, firstname.lastname@example.org, 982-4260
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, email@example.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
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
NANAWALE COMMUNITY FARMERS MARKET
Where: Nanawale Longhouse, 14-855 Kehau Road, Nanawale Estates
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
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com
JAVANESE BRONZE GONG ORCHESTRA (GAMELAN)
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, firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com
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
Tuesdays (Check with organizers since this week is New Year’s Eve)
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
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.
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
Wednesdays (Check with organizers since this week is New Year’s Day)
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
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
Where: Hilo Elks Lodge, 150 Kinoole St., Hilo
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Contact: Denise Westbrook, 970-739-6771, email@example.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.
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, 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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