Calendar for February 8

ARTS & Exhibits

TODAY, Feb. 8

ADVERTISING


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, mhustace@hpa.edu, 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. More information can be found at hawaiihandweavers.org/events.

Contact: Joan Namkoong, kamuelafoodie@gmail.com, 769-0696

Classes

TODAY, Feb. 8

LEARN TO WEAVE LAUHALA

Where: Keaau Community Center

When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. today

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, ahapuhala@gmail.com, 253-509-3616

ANCIENT TEACHINGS FOR AN INSPIRED LIFE

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Saturdays through 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, improvkeli@yahoo.com

MONDAY, Feb. 10

ZUMBA GOLD CHAIR WITH TONING

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

When: 11 a.m.-noon, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Details: Zumba gold toning (seated workout) Low Impact, all levels welcome. Those preferring to stand and workout are welcome.

Contact: Harriet Rocha, harrocha47@gmail.com,959-6405

COMMUNITY ZUMBA FITNESS

Where: Moxie Fitness, 830 Kilauea Avenue, Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Mondays, through 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, joyirhyss@gmail.com, 756-7213

LITTLE FIRE ANTS: KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!

Where: Laupahoehoe Public Library

When: 6 p.m., Feb. 10

Details: Learn about the behavior and habits of little fire ants, their impact to Hawaii and how to prevent and control them on your property. Franny Brewer from Big Island Invasive Species Committee will share a wealth of information, including the latest recommendations on LFA control products. There is a new organic option for homeowners. Learn how communities who want to work together can receive treatment support from BIISC, including free training and treatments.

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

LINDY SKILLS DANCE CLASS

Where: Paradise Performing Arts Center, 29 Shipman St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Mondays, through 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, hilohepcats@gmail.com

TUESDAY, Feb. 11

LIFE DRAWING WITH THE HILO ARTISTS HUI

Where: Kukuau Studio, 43-D Kukuau St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: Open to all. Children younger than 18 years old must provide permission from a parent to attend. Cost is $10 per person. Arrive a few minutes early. Sessions feature drawing from a nude or partially draped model in a traditional format, starting with one minute gesture drawings and working up to 20 minute poses. Chairs are provided; however, participants must furnish their own drawing materials. Bring a drawing board or easel; 11-by-14-inch or larger pad of paper is recommended. All mediums are fine to use. If you wish to paint using traditional oils you must use a low odor, artist-grade solvent.

Contact: Robert Weiss, 557-0097

BON DANCE CLASSES

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

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

BEGINNING SWING DANCE

Where: Paradise Performing Arts Center, 29 Shipman St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Tuesdays, through 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.

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

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12

NATIVE HAWAIIAN TRADITIONAL HEALING PRACTICES

Where: Tutu’s House at 64-1032 Mamalahoa Highway, #304, Waimea

When: 10:30 am, Feb. 12

Details: Explore, further your understanding and learn more about the three most common Native Hawaiian traditional healing practices in contemporary times: la‘au lapa‘au (healing with herbs and plants), lomilomi (healing spiritually with massage), ho‘oponopono (healing spiritually a broken relationship and/or conflict within the ohana). Babette Lilinoe Galang, MPH, LMT is the Complementary Health Officer at Papa Ola Lokahi, a Native Hawaiian health consortium. Call to reserve a space.

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

HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE WITH EDNA

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

When: 1 p.m. Wednesdays, through 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, justin.rajkowski@librarieshawaii.org

FILM APPRECIATION

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

When: 2 p.m., Wednesdays, through 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

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

FREE TOTAL BODY STRENGTH CLASS

Where: Puna Hongwanji, 16-492 Old Volcano Rd., Keaau

When: 4-5 p.m., Feb. 12

Details: Wear red or pink to Total Body Strength class on Feb. 12 at the Puna Hongwanji in Keaau and your class is free! Bring your own dumbbells, mat, towel & water and wear comfortable shoes. See the full Big Island Active February class calendar at www.bigislandactive.com.

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

ADVANCE HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE FREE PRESENTATION

Where: Aging and Disability Resourse Center (Training Room), 1055 Kinoole Street

When: 5-6:30 p.m., Feb. 12

Details: Let us help you complete a free advance health care directive that documents your end of life wishes. It does not require an attorney. Bring the name of two people who will be your “agents,” with addresses, phone numbers and emails. They will be your health care power of attorney. If you already have a living will, a health care power of attorney, or an advance health care directive, learn how to review it to be sure it meets your needs today. To register, call Tony Kent at 292-4559 or Amy Hamane at 935-1500. Sponsored by Community First’s Committee on advanced health care directives.

Contact: Sally Mermel, sally.volcano@gmail.com, 505-967-7426

BIG ISLAND BALLROOM DANCE CLUB CLASSES

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

When: 7 p.m., Wednesdays, through 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, sbaker343@gmail.com, 430-2237

THURSDAY, Feb. 13

HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS

Where: Innovation Center 117 Keawe Street Hilo, HI

When: 9 a.m.-noon, Feb. 13

Details: Are you thinking of starting your own business? What do you need to know before investing time and money in your idea? Learn about entrepreneurship, key ingredients for business success, steps for starting a business and the services offered by the SBDC. Cost is $25. Walk-ins are $30. Registration required. For more information, visit www.hisbdc.org.

Contact: Lydia Santiago, l.santiago@hisbdc.org, 933-0776

KAMANA SENIOR CENTER SENIOR LECTURES

Where: The Institute for Astronomy, 640 N. Aohoku Place, Hilo

When: 10 a.m., Feb. 13

Details: Julie Mitchell, executive director of Kuikahi Mediation Center, will present “Conflict Prevention & Resolution: Working it Out Through Mediation.” Julie will talk about the mediation process and how neutral third party mediators can help seniors experiencing issues with landlords, neighbors, debt collection companies, separating spouses, and more.

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

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

BEGINNING IMPROV FOR ADULTS

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

When: 1 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 9-Feb. 20

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.

Contact: Alyssa Johnasen, 967-8222, workshops@volcanoartcenter.org

MEDITATION AND ITS PRACTICE

Where: Tutu’s House at 64-1032 Mamalahoa Highway, #304, Waimea

When: 2:30-3:30 pm, Thursdays through Feb. 26

Details: During this hour of peaceful reflection, Annapurna will present a short meditation-related teaching, followed by silent meditation. Regular meditators as well as newcomers to the practice are welcome. If you prefer floor sitting, please bring your own pillow. Annapurna is an assistant dharma teacher residing at the SRV Associations’ teaching center in Waimea. Call to reserve a space.

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

CREATIVE WRITING CLASS

Where: Keaau Senior Center, 16-186 Pili Mua St, Keaau

When: 3 p.m. Thursdays, through 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, Feb. 14

HILO WRITERS’ WORKSHOP

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

When: 3 p.m., Fridays through 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, asydney@gmail.com, 818-216-8664

COMING

PAINT YOUR OWN SILK SCARF WITH PATTI PEASE JOHNSON

Where: Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Art Center

When: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Feb. 15

Details: Big Island artist and instructor Patti Pease Johnson teaches this workshop. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, enrolling a loved one in this workshop makes a great gift! Or, you could create your own scarf and gift it for the special occasion. In this workshop, you’ll paint your own 8-inch x 53-inch scarf using three colors of your choice, which will create many more colors on the silk. Beginner and intermediate artists are welcome. Cost is $50/$45 for VAC members plus a $15 fee per person, inclusive of supplies. In the final hour, students will use hot wax with the tjanting tool on Habotai silk to outline your more representational design and create a resist line for the dyes. Then you will paint and mix colors on the 10-inch x 10-inch silk artwork.

Contact: Alyssa Johnasen, workshops@volcanoartcenter.org, 967-8222

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, hawaiicreativeretreats@gmail.com, 520-389-0620

KAMANA SENIOR CENTER SENIOR LECTURES

Where: The Institute for Astronomy, 640 N. Aohoku Place, Hilo

When: 10 a.m., Feb. 20

Details: Diane Blanchard will return to Senior Lectures with the second part of her story about sailing on a support boat that accompanied the Hokule‘a on her last voyage. This is the seventh week of the Winter session. Cost is $10 for the 10-week session.

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

FREE BROWN BAG TALK

Where: Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, 655 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: Noon, Feb. 20

Details: This month’s Brown Bag speaker is Karishma Kamath on the topic “Recognizing Privilege: For Greater Peace in Our Communities.” In this talk, discover what privilege looks like and how acknowledgement of our privileges can contribute to making our communities more stable and peaceful.

Contact: Majidah Lebarre, Program Coordinator, majidah@hawaiimediation.org, 935-7844

CREATIVE RETREAT — STRING ART JAR VASE

Where: Hawaii Creative Retreats Studio, 614 Kilauea Ave Suite 103 #25, Hilo

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.

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

CREATIVE RETREAT — PAPER BEAD BRACELET

Where: Hawaii Creative Retreats Studio, 614 Kilauea Ave Suite 103 #25, Hilo

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.

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

INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION

Where: Laupahoehoe Public Library

When: 6 p.m., March 9

Details: Join us as we explore the beauty and simplicity of sitting and how we can invite more stillness and presence in our everyday lives. Hillary Flaming has been a student of meditation with Thomas Hubl for the past 6 years. She will guide a short meditation that will allow for a taste of mindfulness and spacious awareness. We will also explore the feeling of our group field in meditation and its increased energy and expandedness. The fundamentals and physiology of meditation will be discussed. Your questions are welcomed.

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

TAI CHI CHIH – JOY THROUGH MOVEMENT

Where: Hilo, location TBA

When: 8 a.m., March 14

Details: Easy to learn, easy to do 8-week classes starting this spring. Hilo location TBA. All ages and abilities welcome. Reduce stress, increase energy, build muscle, increase flexibility, improve mental focus, improve immune function.

Contact: Sharron, reikimastertaichichih@gmail.com, 313-2197

Clubs

TODAY, Feb. 8

DAV CHAPTER #6 HILO (DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS)

Where: Kamana Senior Center, 127 Kamana Street, Hilo

When: 11 a.m. today

Details: We provide free, professional assistance for obtaining benefits and services, outreach programs, and representation at all governing bodies. Any man or woman, honorably discharged, who was wounded, gassed, injured or disabled in the line of duty during time of war, while in any branch of service and those on active service are eligible for membership. We meet the second Saturday of each month.

Contact: Myron, DAV.hichapter6@gmail.com, 218-779-5044

SUNDAY, Feb. 9

AZALEAS — THE RHODODENDRON RELATIVE

Where: Keaau Community Center, 16-186 Pili Mua St., Keaau

When: 12:30 p.m., Feb. 9

Details: The Hawaii Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society, mindful of the large plant family which includes some of our favorite flowers (vireyas, azaleas, camellias, magnolias and lots more) will stray from its usual focus on vireyas to highlight azaleas. Following a potluck at 12:30 p.m., members who have azaleas that do well in their gardens will bring cuttings to share. There will be free-wheeling discussion about using azaleas, in the garden, insect and disease resistance, and related topics. Non-members are welcome to attend, share cuttings and info. A small work party will do some maintenance at the garden in the back of the Keaau Community Center.

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

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12

FREE ADVANCE HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE PRESENTATION

Where: Aging & Disability Resource Center, 1055 Kinoole Street, Hilo

When: 5-6:30 p.m., Feb. 12

Details: An Advance Health Care Directive — Do you have one? Let us help you complete a free Advance Health Care Directive that documents your end of life wishes. This is a very important gift to your loved ones so that they won’t have to guess what you want if you can no longer speak for yourself because of illness or accident. Bring the name of 2 people who will be your “agents,” with addresses, phone numbers & emails. They will be your Health Care Power of Attorney. If you already have a Living Will, a Health Care Power of Attorney, or an Advance Health Care Directive, learn how to review it to be sure it meets your needs today To register, call Tony Kent at 292-4559 or Amy Hamane at 935-1500 Sponsored by Community First’s Committee on Advanced Health Care Directives. Monthly presentations in Hilo every month.

Contact: Sally Mermel, sally.volcano@gmail.com, 967-7426

THURSDAY, Feb. 13

HAWAII PHOTO SHOOTERS

Where: Komohana Research & Extension Center, 875 Komohana St., Rm. D-202

When: 6 p.m., Feb. 13

Details: Member Chris King will give a talk entitled “Expose To The Right – Taming the Noise Monster.” It is an old tool that can be used to produce single shot HDR (High Dynamic Range) images and to control the noise in high ISO images. Presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.hawaiiphotoshooters.com.

Contact: Susan Miyasaka, sc_miyasaka@yahoo.com, 969-8258

FRIDAY, Feb. 14

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.

Contact: Scott Baker, sbaker343@gmail.com, 430-2237

COMING

BIG ISLAND WATER GARDEN CLUB

Where: Keaau Community Center, Keaau, Hawaii

When: 6:30 p.m., Feb. 18

Details: Monthly club meeting with guest speaker Troy from DLNR and open topic. Public welcome. Mini auction concludes agenda.

Contact: Karen, secretary, leave message. stephen@backyardeden.com, 935-5357

HILO PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB

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

When: 6:30 p.m., Feb. 19

Details: Do you have questions on the pros and cons of which camera system to purchase ? We hope you can join us for this informational presentation by members on their choice of cameras. Also, we will be reviewing the images that were submitted for the Hilo hospital lobby exhibit — there will be lots of amazing photos of Hawaii to see. Our meetings are open to anyone with an interest in photography and beginners are welcome. The presentation is free.

Contact: Chris Butcher, chrisbutcher440@gmail.com, 936-9021

BIG ISLAND RETIRED MILITARY ASSOCIATION LUNCH MEETING

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

When: Noon, Feb. 22

Details: All retired military, veterans, active duty and spouses are welcome. BIRMA is a social group that sponsors a scholarship, organizes activities and community service events for members. Councilwoman Susan Lee Loy will be guest speaker. Lunch is $15. Contact for reservations or more information.

Contact: Neal Herbert, nfherbert@twc.com, 935-1946

VMC CLUB

Where: EAA CHAPTER HOUSE, Gate 28, Hilo Airport (past the NAS Pool and Old Tower)

When: 4-6 p.m., first Thursday of the month, March 5-Dec. 5

Details: New EAA Chapter 1182 Program — VMC Club. Non-instrument-rated pilots who want to improve their proficiency now have an excellent resource through EAA’s VMC Club. The VMC Club is modeled after the popular IMC Club concept, which provides organized “hangar flying” focused on building proficiency in instrument flying. The VMC Club will do the same, but for all pilots who are not instrument rated and fly primarily under visual flight rules and under VMC.

Contact: Bob Arthurs, bobarthurs@me.com, 990-4840

Health

SUNDAY, Feb. 9

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, griffrost@gmail.com

MONDAY, Feb. 10

HEALTH-ENHANCING, FEEL-GOOD, MOVING MEDITATION

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.

Contact: Grif Frost, 937-0395, griffrost@gmail.com

BIG ISLAND ACTIVE – CARDIO STEP CLASS

Where: Puna Hongwanji, 16-492 Old Volcano Rd, Keaau

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.

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

IMMUNE THERAPY WITH DR. DEBORAH ARDOLF, ND, SLP

Where: Tutu’s House at 64-1032 Mamalahoa Highway, #304, Waimea

When: 5:30 p.m., Feb. 10

Details: Immune Therapy. These two words have come back in vogue, especially in the world of cancer care, but did you know it has been around since the 1600’s? Dr. Ardolf, ND will be presenting the history of autologous immune therapy and its evolvement through the decades. Come learn how old our medicine is and how effective it still is today. Free. Call to reserve a space.

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

TUESDAY, Feb. 11

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

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12

FREE COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE RESOURCE TALKS

Where: Office of Aging Conference Room, 1055 Kinoole Street, Hilo

When: 8:15 a.m.-9:45 a.m., Feb. 12

Details: Who should attend? Seriously ill patients and their caregivers that need support at home. If you are a caregiver, and experiencing a burnout, this free information is for you. Find out what healthcare resources are available to both the patient and caregiver. RSVP required. Please call or email.

Contact: Latisha Fukushima, lfukushima@hawaiicarechoices.org, 934-2923

BIG ISLAND ACTIVE – TOTAL BODY STRENGTH CLASS

Where: Puna Hongwanji, 16-492 Old Volcano Rd, Keaau

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, sarakrosch@gmail.com, 520-389-0620

FRIDAY, Feb. 14

COMING

OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP

Where: Hilo Medical Center CAFETERIA, 1190 Waianuenue Ave

When: 11:30 a.m., Feb. 15

Details: Meet new friends, share experiences and mutual support in an environment that’s friendly and safe. Meet third Saturday of the month. Open to all ostomates, pre-ostomy patients, caregivers, medical professionals and the public.

Contact: Sandy Wright, ostomygroup@yahoo.com, 339-7640

E MALAMA PONO I KU‘U PU‘UWAI: TAKE CARE OF YOUR HEART

Where: Tutu’s House at 64-1032 Mamalahoa Highway, #304, Waimea

When: 5:30 p.m., Feb. 18

Details: A healthy heart is a happy heart. What is the 21st century view of blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, exercise, prescriptions, caffeine, alcohol, antioxidants, ideal body weight, and how does each affect your heart? Learn how to take care of your heart with information about these factors during this presentation. Dr. Shikuma is board-certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. Free. Call to reserve a space.

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

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, sarakrosch@gmail.com, 520-389-0620

COMPREHENSIVE CARDIOVASCULAR RISK ASSESSMENT WITH DR. HANA ROBERTS

Where: Tutu’s House at 64-1032 Mamalahoa Highway, #304, Waimea

When: 4 p.m., Feb. 26

Details: We tend to focus on cholesterol when we look for cardiovascular disease risk, but there are many other parameters that we can assess to get a more detailed and accurate CV risk profile. We will cover a comprehensive list such as: particle size, Lpa, CV specific inflammatory marker, homocysteine, metabolic health, genetics, waist hip ratio, coronoary calcium score, and more. Hana Roberts is a naturopathic physician with a private practice in Waimea and North Kohala. Free. Call to reserve a space.

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

NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP

Where: Oki Conference Room, 688 Kinoole St. Suite 115A, (Conference Room is located along driveway), Hilo

When: 7 p.m., Feb. 28

Details: The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) 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, caroldhilo@gmail.com, 935-0615

Just for Keiki

TODAY, Feb. 8

VALENTINES DAY CARD CRAFT FOR CHILDREN

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

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Stop in the children’s room and get a card craft making kit. Stay and create your Valentine’s or take home to construct your cards. Limit one bag per child, while supplies last. Child must be present to receive kit.

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

WORLD READ ALOUD DAY STORY TIME AND CRAFT

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

When: 11 a.m. today

Details: Michele Carvalho will be leading story time and craft in celebration of World Read Aloud Day.This program is free and all ages are welcome. To learn more about World Read Aloud Day visit www.litworld.org/worldreadaloudday.

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

READING TAILS: READ TO PIERRE PROGRAM

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

When: Noon today

Details: Youngsters are encouraged to practice and improve their reading skills by reading to Pierre, 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: Gretchen Andrews, ldssevents@librarieshawaii.org, 933-8890

MONDAY, Feb. 10

YOUTH CERAMICS AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES W/ BELLA FREEDMAN

Where: 141 Kalakaua St. Hilo HI 96720

When: 3 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb. 3-26

Details: 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, yas@ehcc.org, 961-5711

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12

HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE WITH EDNA

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

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, ldssevents@librarieshawaii.org, 933-8890

OPEN HOUSE FOR MALAMALAMA WALDORF SCHOOL IN HPP

Where: 15-1834 Maku‘u Drive, Keaau

When: 8:30 a.m., Feb. 12

Details: Learn about the holistic approach of Waldorf education. Walk through the classrooms and see our integrated arts curriculum in action. The Open House takes place on our beautiful 20-acre campus in Hawaiian Paradise Park. Open enrollment begins the same day for the 2020-21 school year. For more information on the school: https://www.hawaiiwaldorf.org. Please RSVP for this event to info@hawaiiwaldorf.org.

Contact: Sherry Barnes, info@hawaiiwaldorf.org, 982-7701

THURSDAY, Feb. 13

COMMUNITY STORY TIME FOR CHILDREN WITH YWCA

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

When: 10:30 a.m., Feb. 13

Details: Join us for a special story time and craft with the YWCA of Hilo. This local organization offers educational resources for sustainability on Hawaii Island. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate. This program is free and open to all ages.

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

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, ldssevents@librarieshawaii.org

COMING

BLACK HISTORY MONTH CRAFT FOR CHILDREN: PEACE DOVES

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

When: 2 p.m., Feb. 19

Details: February is a celebration of black history. Join us in the children’s room to create a paper peace dove. This program is free and all materials will be provides. Program is suitable for ages 5 and up.

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

ENGINEERING BASH, A NASA@MY LIBRARY EVENT

Where: Thelma Parker Memorial Public and School Library

When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Feb. 22

Details: Engineers Week is Feb. 16-22 and we’re celebrating with a family-friendly Engineering Bash. Discover the amazing world of engineering at this NASA@My Library event. Meet some of the island’s most talented students and professional engineers from Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, Hawaii Preparatory Academy, North Hawaii STEM Alliance, Parker School, W.M. Keck Observatory, Waimea Elementary School, and Waimea Middle Public Conversion Charter School. Bring all your engineering questions, enjoy mind-bending and inspiring indoor/outdoor experiments, demonstrations, and displays, and test your speedcubing skills against a three-time international and current Hawaii Rubik’s Cube Speedcubing Champion!

Contact: Phyllis Kanekuni, htpcirc@librarieshawaii.org, 887-6067

HIP HOP & LITERACY WITH MR. KNEEL

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

When: 1 p.m., Feb. 26

Details: Join us for a free show in which “Mr. Kneel” (Neil McIntyre) shares his love for reading through beatbox and rhyme! Mr. Kneel is a professional speaker, hip-hop emcee, beatboxer, and goofball. He uses his talents as Mr. Kneel to encourage and uplift children of all ages. This program is suitable for ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver.

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

LEAP INTO DR. SUESS’ BIRTHDAY PARTY CELEBRATION

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

When: 10:30 a.m., Feb. 29

Details: Join us on Leap Day to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday. We will have Dr. Seuss themed crafts, games, goodies, and prizes. At 1 p.m. we will sing happy birthday and enjoy a special birthday cake!

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

SECOND ANNUAL KA‘U CHILDREN’S BUSINESS FAIR

Where: Pahala Community Center 96 Kamani Street, Pahala, HI

When: 10 a.m.-noon, March 21

Details: One day marketplace for children ages 7 to 18 to sell their handmade items or offer services of their own businesses. Children learn about marketing, branding, customer service, networking and more. Applications for kid vendors are being taken until March 10 at www.childrenbusinessfair.org/pahala. This event is free and open to the public. Text KAUKIDSFAIR to 31996 for updates (Msg & data rates may apply)

Contact: Regina Walker, pahalacbf@gmail.com, 206-8017

Outdoors

TODAY, Feb. 8

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ‘IMI PONO 2020 SUMMER PROGRAM

Where: Hilo

When: Deadline March 27

Details: Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 ‘Imi Pono no ka ‘Aina summer program. We are recruiting students in grades 6-12 who want to help our ‘aina and have fun at the same time! This 2-week program is free of charge. Please visit our website for more details and to download an application http://threemountainalliance.org/students/.

Contact Name: Lea Ka‘aha‘aina, imipononokaaina@gmail.com, 391-8585

THURSDAY, Feb. 13

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

HAWAII HORSE OWNERS PRESENT 28TH ANNUAL PANA‘EWA STAMPEDE RODEO

Where: Panaewa Equestrian Center, Stainback Highway, Hilo

When: Noon on Feb. 15, 11 a.m. Feb. 16-17

Details: Cowboy Church at 9 a.m. on Sunday. Traditional and Hawaiian-style rodeo events. Featuring JJ Harrison, rodeo clown and announcer Jason Buchanan. Food vendors and crafters on site. Pre-sale tickets are $8; $10 at the gate. Keiki 12 and under free.

Contact: RosaLei Quinting-Androyna, invisigrid@outlook.com, 238-8628

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, jroach@hawaiicarechoices.org, 969-1733

Pau Hana

TODAY, Feb. 8

VFW POST 3830 CHILI DINNER AND BINGO

Where: 15-775 Maluhia Rd, Nanawale Estates, Pahoa

When: 6 p.m. today

Details: Meat and vegetarian chili, rice, cornbread, fresh garden salad and desserts for a donation of $10. Two bingo cards are included with dinner. Addition are cards are $1. We play for prizes. Canteen is open. Fun time for the whole family. All welcome.

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

FRIDAY, Feb. 14

VFW POST 3830 VALENTINE DINNER

Where: 15-775 Maluhia Rd, Nanawale Estates, Pahoa

When: 6 p.m., Feb. 14

Details: Bring your valentine to our spaghetti dinner which includes garlic bread, fresh garden salad and desserts for a donation of $10. The canteen will open at 5 p.m. and dinner is served at 6 p.m.. There will be live music. All welcome.

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

ROCKDANCE

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

When: 7 p.m., Feb. 14

Details: Enjoy music played by Hawaii’s newest rock sensation, Two Sword Kong Band. Cover charge $5. Food and beverages available for purchase.

Contact: Richard J. Robbins, RobbinsR006@Hawaii.rr.com, 756-7818

COMING

VFW POST 3830 COMMUNITY BREAKFAST

Where: 15-775 Maluhia Rd, Nanawale Estates, Pahoa

When: 9-11 a.m., Feb. 16

Details: French toast, sausage, scrambled eggs, hash browns, fruit cocktail, tea and coffee for a donation of $8. Children 7-12 are $5 and 6 and under are free. All welcome

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

ROSE AWARD OF EXCELLENCE DINNER

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

When: 5:30 p.m., March 9

Details: Zonta Club of Hilo presents its biennial Rose Award of Excellence to Julie Tulang at a dinner in her honor, on the day after International Women’s Day. The event takes starts with no-host cocktails, followed by an Asian fusion buffet dinner and an awards program. Tickets are $80 per person or $740 for a reserved table of 8. Tickets are available online at https://zontaclubofhilo.ticketspice.com/rose-award-dinner-honoring-juliette-tulang. Checks can be sent to Zonta Club of Hilo, P.O. Box 1915, Hilo, HI 96721-1915. Zonta’s mission is to empower women through service and advocacy. For more info, visit www.zontahilo.org.

Contact: Zonta Club of Hilo, treasurer@zontahilo.org, 985-9248

Performances

TODAY, Feb. 8

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES PERFORM AT THE HILO FARMERS’ MARKET

Where: Hilo Farmers’ Market

When: 10 a.m. today

Details: Dennis and Christy Soares perform live acoustic music at the market.

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

THREE BAND NIGHT AT THE EAGLES

Where: Fraternal Order of Eagles in Kea’au

When: 6:30 p.m. today

Details: Enjoy music performed non-stop by the Average Joe Band, Bending Elbows and the Red Road Ramblers. Cover charge $5. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Contact: Richard J. Robbins, RobbinsR006@Hawaii.rr.com, 756-7818

FILM: BOMBSHELL

Where: Hilo Palace Theater

When: 7 p.m., Feb. 8-11, additional 2:30 p.m. matinee on Feb. 9

Details: Starring Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie and John Lithgow. A group of women take on Fox News head Roger Ailes and the toxic atmosphere he presided over at the network. Tickets available now at the Palace Theater Box Office. Tickets are $8.50 General Admission, $7.50 Students & Seniors 55+. Doors open 30 min prior to showtime.

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

TUESDAY, Feb. 11

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: On Feb. 11, Na Wahine a Me Na Kane Laulima o Hawaii performs. On Feb. 18, the lovely Hula Sisters return, and on Feb. 25 Halau Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna entertain.

Contact: Dinnie Kysar, 896-7284, destinationhilo@gmail.com

RACHEL CHEUNG, PIANO

Where: UH-Hilo Performing Arts Center, 342 W Kawili St., Hilo

When: 7:30 p.m., Feb. 11

Details: The winner of the Audience Award at the most recent Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Cheung will perfom a challenging program of compositions by Rameau, Debussy, Faure, Ravel, Franck, and Chopin. Tickets ($25/20/10 general/60+/student) available at the usual outlets. Remaining tickets at the door starting at 6:45 p.m. See www.hawaiiconcertsociety.com

Contact: Tom Geballe, tgeballe@gmail.com, 959-4064

THURSDAY, Feb. 13

JAZZ

Where: Hilo Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 6-8 p.m., Feb. 13

Details: Doors will open at 5:45 p.m. Cost is $10. The Palace Theater is proud to present Jazz Night in the lobby with live music by Soul on a Roll. Featuring Sarah Bethany Surprenant on vocals, Michael Surprenant on drums, Matt Spencer on bass, Walter Greenwood on keyboard and Randy Skaggs playing saxophone and flute.

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

FRIDAY, Feb. 14

TRES ROMANTIQUE V-DAY W/ KUKUAU JAZZ

Where: Blue Dragon, 61-3616 Kawaihae Rd.

When: 5-10 p.m., Feb. 14

Details: The Blue Dragon Restaurant and Musiquarium is the place to be for the most romantic evening of music, dining & dancing under the stars this Valentine’s Day. Bub Pratt will spark the evening with a solo acoustic set from 5:15-6:45 p.m. Kukuau Jazz will fan the flames with the 1st set from 7:15-8 p.m. and second set from 8:30-10 p.m. Make your reservations today.

Contact: Bub Pratt, kukuaustudio@gmail.com, 882-7771

QUEEN & SLIM

Where: Hilo Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 14, Feb. 16-18, additional 2:30 p.m. matinee on Feb. 16

Details: Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith, Bokeem Woodbine, Chloe Sevigny and Flea. A couple go on the run after one shoots a police officer in self-defense during a traffic stop. Tickets available Now at the Palace Theater Box Office. $8.50 General Admission, $7.50 Students & Seniors 55+.

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

LEELA DANCE COLLECTIVE PRESENTS ‘SPEAK!’

Where: Performing Arts Center, University of Hawaii at Hilo

When: 7:30 p.m., Feb. 14

Details: Leela Dance Collective’s Hawaii premiere of ‘SPEAK!.’ Indian Kathak dance and American Tap dance, continents and ages apart, share parallel stories of struggle and perseverance. They come together in this sensational collaboration that is rhythm, poetry, storytelling, music and dance. The performance carries forward the legacy of iconic artists like Pandit Chitresh Das, Dr. Jimmy Slyde and James Buster Brown, while bringing to the forefront the voices of powerful female artists. Rina Mehta, Rachna Nivas, Michelle Dorrance, and Dormeshia create nothing short of magic on stage.

Contact: Susan Gordon, sgordon823@gmail.com, 310-871-0621

COMING

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES PERFORM AT THE HILO COFFEE MILL

Where: Hilo Coffee Mill, 17-995 Volcano Road, Mountain View

When: 10 a.m., Feb. 15

Details: Dennis and Christy Soares perform live acoustic music at the market.

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

VALENTINE’S KANIKAPILA

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

MAKAHA SONS

Where: Hilo Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m., Feb. 15

Details: The Makaha Sons return to the Palace Stage for the Annual Valentine’s Concert for one night only. Fall in love with the heavenly harmonics of the iconic trio for an evening of classic Hawaiian melodies. Tickets are $35 general admission, $40 side reserve, $45 center reserve. All tickets will be $5 more on day of show

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

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES PERFORM AT THE HILO FARMERS’ MARKET

Where: Hilo Farmers Market

When: 10 a.m., Feb. 19

Details: Dennis and Christy Soares perform live acoustic music at the market.

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

MALAMALAMA WALDORF SCHOOL PRESENTS MCBETH

Where: HPP, Maku’u and 26th

When: 6 p.m., Feb. 20

Details: A night of prophecy, ambition, and murder. This slightly abridged version of this classic play will exhibit the versatility and commitment of these players. Performed by the Malamalama Waldorf School 8th grade class. Directed by Eric Cox. Dinner at 6 p.m. with performance at 6:30 p.m. $10 admission.

Contact: Andi Covarrubias, andi@hawaiiwaldorf.org, 982-7701

AN EVENING OF ACOUSTIC COUNTRY BLUES WITH IVAS JOHN AND BRIAN CURRAN

Where: KuKuau Studio 43-D Kukuau St. Hilo, Hawaii

When: 6 p.m., Feb. 20

Details: Kukuau Studio is excited to host these two fine acoustic country blues musicians from Missouri and very special guest Sarah Bethany. Coming together over of a shared vision of what pure country blues music should sound like, Ivas and Brian have made it their business to share with audiences timeless songs which echo of a beautiful Americana purity.

Contact: Brian Curran, briantcurran@hotmail.com, 314-753-1395

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND

Where: Hilo Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., Feb. 22

Details: Central Theatre Arts Academy at Mililani High School presents “Once On This Island.” This production tells the story of a fearless peasant girl in search of her place in the world, and ready to risk it all for love. Ticket prices are $8 for students and DOE faculty and staff with $18 general seating. Add $2 per ticket if purchased at the door.

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

SHAKASTOCK: A LIVE TRIBUTE TO WOODSTOCK 1969

Where: Privateer’s Cove 75-170 Hualalai Rd Ste E-100, Kailua-Kona

When: 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., Feb. 22

Details: Throw on your tie dye and jump in your Volkswagen bus — ShakaStock is back in town. In tribute to the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, Big Island Latin Gypsy Funk band Leche de Tigre alongside additional incredible performers from across the Big Island present ShakaStock: The Best of Three Days of Peace and Music. The show will be presented twice in one night. Performances will include songs by Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Sly and the Family Stone, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker and more. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $40/$50/$60 for VIP reserved seating and can be purchased at LDTBand.com. World cuisine-style dinner will be available at the event for an additional cost.

Contact: Alicia Maher, lechedetigremusic@gmail.com, 640-3003

HILO HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR VARIETY SHOW

Where: Hilo High School Auditorium

When: 7 p.m., Feb. 22

Details: Witness the talents of Hilo High School’s students at our upcoming Senior Variety Show: Hilo High’s Got Talent! The event is open to the public. Entry is free, but we will be collecting canned foods to donate to the Hawaii Food Basket.

Contact: Jade Rivera, 20jade.riv@viking.k12.hi.us, 313-1814

FREE SPRING CONCERT: ELENA WELCH AND MATT SPENCER

Where: The Oneness Center, 17-7946 N. Kulani Road, Mountain View

When: 3-6 p.m., Feb. 23

Details: Featuring the music of Elena Welch and Matt Spencer (Chicago-style jazz and blues) and Dennis and Christy Soares (pop and originals). Admission is free but donations will be accepted. A potluck will follow the show.

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

4TH FRIDAY POETRY SLAM

Where: Kukuau Studio, 43 Kukuau Street, Hilo

When: 6-9 p.m., Feb. 28-June 26

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.

Contact: Bub Pratt, kukuaustudio@gmail.com, 464-3388

2020 VISION VARIETY SHOW

Where: Hilo Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m., Feb. 29

Details: Doors open at 6 p.m. The Palace Theater, Aerial Arts Hawaii and Hawaii’s Volcano Circus invite you to join us for an evening celebrating the creative performing arts and the diversity of our island’s talent. Tickets are general admission $20, side reserve $25 and center reserve $30. Children under 12 are $10. All tickets increase by $5 on day of the show.

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

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES PERFORM AT THE MAKU‘U MARKET

Where: Maku‘u Market, 15-2131 Keaau-Pahoa Road, Pahoa

When: 8:30 a.m., March 1

Details: Dennis and Christy Soares perform live acoustic music at the market.

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

All Kine Stuffs

TODAY, Feb. 8

KAILUA-KONA HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENT

Where: Kealakehe High School Parking Lot

When: 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. today

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.

Contac: Chris, recycle3@hawaiicounty.gov, 961-8554

HILO FICTION WRITERS GROUP

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

When: 10 a.m., today and Feb. 22

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.

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

LOVE THE ARTS: THE ROARING 2020s

Where: Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus, Volcano Village

When: 5-9 p.m. today

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.

Contact: Alyssa Johnasen, workshops@volcanoartcenter.org, 967-8222

THURSDAY, Feb. 13

HEALTH LITERACY BOOK CLUB

Where: Laupahoehoe Public Library

When: 10:30 a.m., Feb. 13

Details: Join us for a fun and informative health-focused book discussion. The novel, “This Heart of Mine” by C. C. Hunter explores the idea of “cellular memory” through an inspiring story of young love, survivorship and the body’s enduring mysteries. Participants will also receive information about resources available from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. You can sign up and receive a copy of the book to be read now in preparation for the Feb. 13 discussion. Join us with your thoughts!

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

SOCIAL SECURITY & MEDICARE

Where: Tutu’s House, 64-1032 Mamalahoa Highway, #304, Waimea

When: 5:30 p.m., Feb. 13

Details: Do you want to know when to apply for social security and how it impacts you if are still working; or would you like to learn how to apply and pay for Medicare and understand the importance of Medicare supplemental insurance? Be sure to come to this informative presentation by Paul W. Kauffman who has been a financial planner since 1980. Free. Call to reserve a space.

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

FRIDAY, Feb. 14

KEEP IT REAL WITH AMY ELIZABETH GORDON

Where: Tutu’s House at 64-1032 Mamalahoa Highway, #304

When: 10 a.m., Feb. 14

Details: Keep it real as an alternative to the commercialization of Valentine’s Day. This is a chance to focus on what matters most in terms of our love life. We will cover three basic relational health exercises: dropping the stones of resentment from the heart, tending to the space between, and creating a shower of blessings. Gordon is a master communicator, author, and compassion activist. She is active as an addicitions counselor, parent coach and imago relationship therapist. Free. Call to reserve a space.

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

COMING

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, haunani@nawahi.org, 982-4260

HAWAI’I DISTRICT SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR

Where: UH-Hilo Science and Technology Building, 200 W. Kawili Street, Hilo

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 15-17

Details: Students in grades 6-12 will compete in the Hawaii District Science and Engineering Fair on Feb. 15. Public visitation of projects will be available on Feb. 16 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Feb. 17 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Come see the innovation and excellence that is cultivated on our island.

Contact: Whitney Aragaki, waragaki@waiakeahs.k12.hi.us, 896-0666

AIKIDO DEMONSTRATION

Where: Aikido of Hilo, 29 Shipman St., Room 106, Koehnen’s Alley, downtown Hilo

When: 11 a.m., Feb. 17

Details: In celebration of Aikido of Hilo’s 40th anniversary, there will be a free public demonstration of the martial art of aikido. Kobayashi Sensei from the aikido headquarters dojo in Tokyo and other visiting aikido instructors, Aikido of Hilo’s two seventh dan instructors and students will demonstrate the principles and techniques of aikido. For more information visit www.AikidoOfHilo.org or phone 935-2454.

Contact: Barbara Klein, AikidoOfHilo@gmail.com, 935-2454

MAYOR’S COMMITTEE ON PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES MEETING

Where: West Hawaii Civic Center, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Kailua-Kona

When: 10 a.m., Feb. 19

Details: The Mayor’s Committee on People with Disabilities will meet at the West Hawaii Civic Center. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Contact: Christina Raine, christina.raine@hawaiicounty.gov, 961-8600

PROTECTING SEABIRDS ON MIDWAY ATOLL

Where: Mokupapapa Discovery Center, 76 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo

When: 6-7 p.m., Feb. 20

Details: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be implementing the Midway Seabird Protection plan in 2020. This plan will protect the seabird population at Midway by removing invasive mice from Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. On more than 500 other islands worldwide, similar invasive rodent removal campaigns successfully resulted in long-term benefits. This presentation by USFWS Superintendent for Papahanaumokuakea Jared Underwood, Ph.D., will discuss the project and the effort that it has taken to get to this point.

Contact: Clayton Watkins, clayton.watkins@noaa.gov, 933-8184

WHAT IS THE LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF HAWAII AND HOW CAN IT HELP YOU? WITH MIKE ROGERS

Where: Tutu’s House, 64-1032 Mamalahoa Highway, #304, Waimea

When: 5 p.m., Feb. 21

Details: With offices in Kona and Hilo, and throughout the state, legal assistance is available if you should ever need it. Join us for a presentation that will cover what services Legal Aid provides both on the island and in the entire state. Free. Call to reserve a space.

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

WAIAKEA LIONS CHUCKWAGON BREAKFAST

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

When: 6:30-9:30 a.m., Feb. 22

Details: The Waiakea Lions Club will hold its 66th annual Chuckwagon Breakfast. Eat-in, pick-up or drive-thru will be available. For 66 years, the outstanding support of our community has made this fundraiser a proud Hilo tradition. All proceeds go back to support the community. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased from any Waiakea Lions member, Waiakea High School Leo, or Boy/Cub Scouts of Troop/Pack 19. You can also purchase tickets at the door.

Contact: Lion Pat Naughton, patrick_naughton@hotmail.com, 345-5542

DENNIS SOARES WILL BE THE GUEST SPEAKER AT CSL-EAST HAWAII

Where: Center for Spiritual Living, 15-1833 Paradise Drive, Keaau

When: 10 a.m., Feb. 23

Details: Rev. Dennis Soares will be the Guest Speaker at CSL-East Hawaii.

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

KALO IDENTIFICATION AND TRADITIONAL PLANTING METHODS

Where: Laupahoehoe Public Library

When: 6 p.m., Feb. 24

Details: Learn how to identify the kalo variety you are growing and the mo‘olelo attached to the variety. Receive free kalo varieties along with information on planting practices, bio-sanitation of huli and organic pest/disease control methods. Learn the critical role ike kupuna plays in preserving Haloa for future generations. Information on the Ohaha AgriCULTURE Program Opportunities for high school youth will be provided.

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

EMMA YUEN: FORESTS: HAWAII’S LOCAL SOLUTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE

Where: University of Hawaii at Hilo, UCB 100

When: 7 p.m., Feb. 27

Details: Emma Yuen, program manager of the DLNR’s Native Ecosystems Program will speak about how there are simple, local solutions for significantly reducing climate change and better defending ourselves from its impact. Join this discussion to learn how much of Hawaii’s precious remaining forest exists, their potential for combating climate change, and how our community can better safeguard these lands. This is part of Global HOPE’s America in Crisis Series.

Contact: Noelie Rodriguez, noelie@hawaii.edu, 963-6966

HILO DAIJINGU’S GARAGE SALE

Where: 10 Anela St. (corner of Anela & Puainako St.)

When: 7 a.m.-noon, March 7

Details: Hilo Daijingu will have a wide variety of items available for purchase, proceeds to benefit maintaining its shrine and grounds.

Contact: Rev. Naohiro Hotta, hilodaijingu@gmail.com, 959-8611

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 (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

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 (Check with organizers since this week is New Year’s Day)

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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