Calendar for February 22

Arts & Exhibits

TODAY, Feb. 22

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-Tuesday

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

6TH ANNUAL SOKO STUDIO TOUR

Where: Artists’ studios and The Society for Kona’s Education & Art

When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., today-Sunday

Details: 6th Annual SOKO Studio Tour, featuring 20 top artists, 12 studios and hundreds of works of art. Visit artists’ studios, and also at The Society for Kona’s Education & Art (SKEA), in Honaunau at 84-5191 Mamalahoa Hwy. For more information, tour brochure and map, go to www.sokoartists.com

Contact: Donna, skea@hawaii.rr.com, 328-9392

COMING

HU (KUKUI NUT TOP) DEMONSTRATION

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kilauea Visitor Center lanai

When: 10 a.m.-noon, Feb. 26

Details: Early Hawaiians devoted much of their time to games, amusements and relaxing. Top spinning was an absorbing activity for children and making hu (kukui-nut top) was equally engaging. Join rangers and staff from Hawaii Pacific Parks Association as they share their knowledge and love of one of the most popular traditional arts of Hawaii. Part of Hawaii Volcanoes’ ‘Ike Hana No‘eau “Experience the Skillful Work” workshops. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

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

Classes

TODAY, Feb. 22

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

SUNDAY, Feb. 23

THE SOUND OF SOUL

Where: 239 Haili Street, Hilo (Aloha Wellness Center community studio)

When: Noon-1 p.m., Feb. 23

Details: Has life been a challenge lately? Do you feel a bit like you are on fire with a negative attitude? Check us out to experience how to turn some tough, challenging situations into a rewarding experience. You can use this method anytime, anywhere and with anyone, for any situation. We welcome all cultures, faiths and ages. We meet the fourth Sunday of each month. We look forward to meeting you! This is a free community event sponsored by Eckankar Hawaii.

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

MONDAY, Feb. 24

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

TUESDAY, Feb. 25

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 $15 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: 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 25

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

BEGINNER-PLUS LINDY HOP DANCE CLASSES

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

When: 7-8 p.m., Feb. 25-March 31

Details: Review and solidify your swingout and other Lindy hop moves. The Hilo Hep Cats will cover subjects such as momentum, musicality and mixing 6- and 8-count moves. Students should have had exposure to the Swingout. One hour class begins at 7 p.m.; tuition includes a half-hour of guided practice from 8-8:30 p.m. Cost is $45 for six weeks; $10 drop-in.

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

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26

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

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: 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

BEGINNING BALBOA DANCE

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

When: 7-8 p.m., Feb. 26-April 1

Details: If you love swing and jazz music and want to learn how to dance to it, try Balboa! Balboa is less energetic than most other swing styles; it features smaller footwork and a close embrace. No partner or experience necessary. Tuition includes a half-hour of guided practice from 8-8:30 p.m. Cost is $45 for six weeks; only $30 if you bring a new student, $10 drop-in.

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

THURSDAY, Feb. 27

UNDERSTANDING FACEBOOK ADS IN A CHANGING MARKET

Where: Innovation Center 117 Keawe Street, Hilo

When: 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Feb. 27

Details: Want to reach more customers on Facebook but don’t know what to do? This entry level class will show you how to strategically reach thousands of potential customers that are interested in your product or service. Learn how totarget audience segments, develop compelling copy and visuals, and understand the difference between boosting a post and creating an ad campaign.Attendees should already have a business account in Facebook /Instagram. Cost is $25, walk-ins $30. Registration required at www.hisbdc.org by Feb. 25.

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. 27

Details: Dr. Richard Griffiths from UH-Hilo will present “Thirty years of the Hubble telescope.” The Hubble Space Telescope has revolutionized all aspects of astronomy and in this talk Griffiths will show some of the highlights of the past 30 years, from our own solar system to the most distant young galaxies observed in the early universe. The cost for the 10 week winter session is $10.

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

MEDITATION AND ITS PRACTICE

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

When: 2:30-3:30 pm, Thursday

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. 28

FREE ANT MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

Where: 16 E. Lanikaula St., Hilo

When: 8:30 a.m.-noon, Feb. 28

Details: This free monthly workshop will be focused primarily on residents who wish to manage Little Fire Ants around their homes. An informal “lunch with the lab” session from noon-1 p.m. if you have more questions. Book early as there are limited seats available.

Contact: Alison Wagner, Alison.Wagner@littlefireants.com, 315-5656, www.littlefireants.com

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

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

CHINESE LANGUAGE & SINGING

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

When: 1-2 p.m., Tuesdays, 2:45-3:45 p.m. Thursdays, starting March 3

Details: This class is intended for those who are interested in learning Chinese. The topics selected are very functional and cover almost every aspect of daily life. You will learn basic knowledge, daily conversations, practical sentence and Chinese reading. We have also prepared some beautiful Chinese folk songs for people to learn. The instructor, Vivian Stein, is from China. Classes at the YMCA Lehua room.

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

THE WONDERS OF WATERCOLOR WITH NANCY DELUCREZIA

Where: Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village

When: 1-4 p.m., Thursdays, March 4-April 22

Details: This eight-week watercolor workshop is designed for artists who are already working in watercolor and want to benefit from the accountability, feedback and sharing of ideas and information. Each session will consist of approximately 30-60 minutes of presentations, demonstrations and discussions, followed by 120-150 minutes of work on current or new paintings. The cost is $305/$280 for VAC Members. To register or for more information call 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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

BASIC COMPUTER CLASSES

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

When: 2 p.m., March 5 and March 19

Details: Join us at the library for a hands-on basic computer class. Interested in signing up for email, or creating a document? Need to troubleshoot common computer problems? Sessions are repeated, so please sign up for another session if you need more assistance. Learn how to use a computer more effectively to improve your life in the digital age. Every other Thursday in the Computer Lab. Registration required. Limited to 6 students per session. Call the library or visit the Reference Desk to register.

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

LEARN SOCIAL DANCING WITH DENISE

Where: AJA Hall, 361 Haihai St, Hilo

When: 6:45 p.m., March 5-April 9

Details: This is a “Mixed Plate” series, working in most of the world’s popular dances, including swing, tango, salsa, waltz, and others. Learn the basics with spins, traveling, a basic understanding of music, and lead/follow. For singles and couples. Cost for 6 lessons $35, or walk-in rate of $7 each. Facebook: Social Dancing With Denise.

Contact: Denise Westbrook, dancingscreenwriter@yahoo.com, 970-739-6771

SPRING WORKSHOP WITH DR. PETER S. ADLER

Where: Announced to registrants, Hilo

When: 8:30 a.m. to noon, March 6

Details: Peter Adler, Ph.D presents “Cohesion Building and ‘The Great Group’ and is recommended for people who lead teams, manage departments, or must steer groups through turbulent times. Contact Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center at 935-7844 or visit www.hawaiimediation.org for more information.

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

SPRING WORKSHOP WITH DR. PETER S. ADLER

Where: Location Announced to Registrants, Hilo

When: 1-4:30 p.m., March 6

Details: Peter Adler, Ph.D presents “The Seven Deadly Sins of Facilitation” and is recommended for people who serve as organizational facilitators or are retained to manage other meetings. Contact Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center at 935-7844 or visit www.hawaiimediation.org for more information.

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

“SWING SLOW AND SWEET” DANCE CLASS

Where: 126 Kanoelani St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m., March 6

Details: Swing dancing can be elegant and enjoyable with slow music, although it’s best known for energetic fast tempos. Learn some popular slow swing styles from Marcus Koch and Baerbl Kaufer, who are visiting from Munich, Germany, and popular performers and teachers throughout Europe. Get introduced to Laminu and/or slow versions of Lindy Hop and Balboa. No partner necessary. $20 drop-in; $15 if paid by March 4. Full workshop details are at hilohepcats.org.

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

MOKUHANGA: JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINTING WITH GLENN YAMANOHA

Where: Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village

When: 10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., March 7

Details: Attendees will learn the fundamental techniques of Mokuhanga such as cutting with chisels, preparing blocks and paper, registration and printing with a baren (printing pad) in addition to design and aesthetic considerations. The cost is $100/$90 for VAC Members plus a $35 fee, inclusive of supplies. No experience is necessary. To register or for more information call 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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

WORLD OF SWING DANCE WORKSHOP

Where: Hilo Elks Lodge, 150 Kinoole Street

When: 10:30 a.m., March 7

Details: Learn the original swing dance style, Lindy Hop, from German champions Marcus and Baerbl. Four classes offered. Each class $15 if paid by March 4, or $20 at the door. Schedule: 10:30 a.m. “Basics and Beyond” (beginner friendly); 11:45 a.m.: “Sugarpush Variations”; 1:45 p.m. “Your One-Stop Lindy Hop Shop;” 3 p.m. “Lindy Improvisations” (dancers should already know the swingout.) Full details at hilohepcats.org.

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

BALBOA & BAL-SWING CLASSES WITH MARCUS & BAERBL

Where: 2535 Ua Nahele Street, Hilo

When: Noon, March 8

Details: Learn Balboa from world champions Marcus Koch and Baerbl Kaufer. Four classes start at the beginning and work toward more advanced moves. Please start with the first class. No partner necessary. Classes start at noon, 1:15 p.m., 2:45 p.m. and 4 p.m. Each class is $15 if paid by March 4, or $20 at the door. Details and registration at hilohepcats.org.

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

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

‘OHANA LEHUA BONSAI CLUB

Where: Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 14

Details: Come to the library to view the Bonsai show or take a class. The scheduled classes are as follows: Beginner Class: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Plant will be provided. Returning students: 1-2 p.m. You must bring your plant from home. Space is limited. To register for classes, visit or call 933-8890.

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

Clubs

TODAY, Feb. 22

CAMP TARAWA DETACHMENT MARINE CORPS LEAGUE’S MONTHLY MEETING

Where: VFW Post, 74-5543 Kaiwai St. Suite 185A, Kailua-Kona

When: 11 a.m. today

Details: This month’s meeting will be either an S.O.S. or Buffalo chicken wings cook-off challenge discussion. Visit www.camptarawamcl.com.

Contact: Dale Ross, wpkona@yahoo.com, 322-2172

BIG ISLAND RETIRED MILITARY ASSOCIATION LUNCH MEETING

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

When: Noon today

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

COMING

SOLO AUTOCROSS — SPORTS CAR CLUB OF AMERICA

Where: Hilo Drag Strip Kart track

When: 7 a.m., Feb. 29

Details: The Big Island of Hawaii Region SCCA hosts the 2020 RTP Championship Event #2. The all-day event is open to spectators and competitors. Come out and watch, ride along with competitors, or compete with your own car. Classifications exist for most street vehicles. For more information see the Big Island of Hawaii Region SCCA Facebook page or visit http://bigislandscca.org.

Contact: Tim Minick, scca@minicknet.com, 896-133

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

BIG ISLAND COIN CLUB

Where: Kamana Activity Center, 127 Kamana St.

When: 7 p.m., March 5

Details: The BICC Secretary will give a presentation on World & International currency notes, including styles & sizes. Examples will be shown. Types of collecting, storage & display samples will be viewed. Many countries will be discussed. This is a family collectibles event. We will also finalize events for our May 3 BICC Annual Coin & Collectibles Show & Sale at Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale.

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

BIG ISLAND BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING

Where: Kamana Senior Center, 127 Kamana St, Hilo

When: 6 p.m., March 10

Details: The Big Island Beekeepers Association next meeting will be held on March 10. Potluck from 6-6:30 p.m., Business meeting and presentations, demos and Q&A to follow. Visit us on Facebook for the monthly topic and reminder.

Contact: Big Island Beekeeper Association, bigislandbeekeepers@gmail.com, 805-399-2422

DAV CHAPTER #6 HILO (DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS)

Where: Kamana Senior Center, 127 Kamana Street, Hilo

When: 11 a.m., March 14

Details: We are dedicated to empowering veterans, their widows and families by ensuring that they have access to their full range of benefits. We provide free, professional assistance for obtaining these benefits and services, outreach programs, and representation. 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.

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

AN EVENING OF WINE & CHEESE TASTING

Where: HWC Clubhouse 7 Lele St, Hilo

When: 4-7 p.m., March 14

Details: Come and enjoy a beautiful evening including fine wines by Randy Nunokawa Of Grapes — A Wine Store, a selection of cheeses, pupus and a silent auction. Musical Entertainment by Jazz x2. Cost is $40 per person. For tickets call or you may purchase at the door. Proceeds will be used towards the Hilo Woman’s Club Scholarship and Community Projects Fund.

Contact: Beverly Heikes, office@hilowomansclub.org, 935-9838

HAWAII BALLROOM DANCE ASSOCIATION ANNIVERSARY BALL — DINNER AND DANCE

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

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

Details: The public is invited to participate in the 31st Anniversary Ball, “Hokulani — Heavenly Stars.” The Anniversary Ball will include dinner, served at 6:30 p.m., ballroom dance exhibitions by HBDA members, and dancing to a music variety. Participants are asked to dress in semi-formal attire. Admission per person is by ticket, purchased in advance for $25 or purchased at the door for $30. For tickets and information, please contact person below or see a HBDA East Hawaii Chapter Member. Tickets are now on sale.

Contact: Andrea, kuni397@yahoo.com, 443-3489

Health

MONDAY, Feb. 24

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 Road, 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

TUESDAY, Feb. 25

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. 26

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

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. 28

HILO PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP

Where: ADRC – Aging Disability Resource Center: 1035 Kino’ole Ave

When: 2 p.m., Feb. 28

Details: Diet and PD. We will watch a video from Dr. Laura Mishchley and talk about different recommendations on diet. Please bring your recipe for smoothies to share and be prepared to ask questions and tell what is working for you. See you all there.

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

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

COMING

EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASE: COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS)

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

When: 5 p.m., March 3

Details: The World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 a public health emergency of international concern. The session will give a status update of the novel coronavirus outbreak first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Come learn about what federal, state, and local government actions are in place to prevent the introduction and spread of infectious disease, such as COVID-19, to Hawaii County.

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

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

Just for Keiki

TODAY, Feb. 22

ENGINEERING BASH, A NASA@MY LIBRARY EVENT

Where: Thelma Parker Memorial Public and School Library

When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today

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

VOTE FOR NENE 2020: CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARDS

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

When: Anytime, through March 11

Details: Vote for your favorite Nene nominated book! Children in the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades are invited to vote. Visit the Children’s Room to see the list of nominees and fill out a ballot (one vote per child). The last day to vote is March 11.

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

MONDAY, Feb. 24

YOUTH CERAMICS AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES W/ BELLA FREEDMAN

Where: 141 Kalakaua St., Hilo

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. 26

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

THURSDAY, Feb. 27

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

4-H CLOVERBUD JUNIOR MASTER GARDENER DAY CAMP

Where: Komohana Extension Office – Room D-202, 875 Komohana Street, Hilo

When: 9-11 a.m., March 16-17 (Register by March 1)

Details: The 4-H Junior Master Gardener Day Camp program is designed for boys and girls who are 5-8 years of age and who have an interest in gardening. This day camp will run both days and is set to teach youth what it takes to go from garden to table through fun, hands-on, and interactive activities. Parent/Grandparent involvement will be required. This day camp is free, but registration must be completed by March 1.

Contact: Anne Cross, ack519@gmail.com, 937-5671

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

NINTENDO SUPER NES GAME DAY FOR TEENS AND TWEENS

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

When: 1:30 p.m., March 4

Details: Come in and try the new Nintendo Super NES classic edition video game console! Two players can play at one time – bring your gaming partner or meet a new one. This program is free and open to ages 11 to 17.

Contact: Mark Kishaba, ldssevents@librarieshawaii.org, 933-8890

TODDLER STORY TIME AND PLAY TIME

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

When: 10:30 a.m., March 6-March 27

Details: Babies and toddlers (1-3) are invited to attend story time. During this time, we share books, music, action rhymes with our littlest library users. Come and explore new worlds and meet entertaining characters. Toddlers are encouraged to stay and play with toys after story time.

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

READING TAILS: READ TO PIERRE PROGRAM

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

When: Noon, March 7 and March 21

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 meet Pierre and owner Maile, during their special visit twice a month.

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

S.T.E.A.M. CRAFT FOR KIDS: MAKE A LAVA LAMP

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

When: 1:30 p.m., March 11

Details: Create your very own lava lamp! Children are invited to join a special program presented by Kyla Edison from PISCES (The Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems). We will be using recycled plastic bottles and all necessary supplies will be provided. This program is free and suitable for children ages 7-12.

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

OGHAM (OHM) MESSAGE CRAFT

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

When: 2:30 p.m., March 18

Details: Many cultures around the world have ancient languages written in pictures or symbols. Ogham is an ancient language also known as the ‘Celtic Tree Alphabet’ found in Ireland. Children celebrate the Emerald Isles (Ireland) by making their own Ogham. This simple craft uses craft sticks, pens, lined paper and a little imagination. Participants write their ABC’s on paper draw simple pictures or symbols for each letter. These are used to write short messages that can be decoded and shared.

Contact: Marsha Pauline, 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

ART JOURNALING CLUB FOR TEENS AND TWEENS

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

When: 1 p.m., March 21

Details: Children ages 12 and older are invited join the art journal club. Art journaling is a creative process that combines both visual and written mediums. Materials to create will be provided. Please bring your own art journal. Meetings will be one Saturday of every month. Bring your creativity and make new friends!

Contact: Mark Kishaba, ldssevents@librarieshawaii.org, 933-8890

LEPRECHAUN BAIT CRAFT ACTIVITY

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

When: 2:30 p.m., March 25

Details: Leprechauns are little bearded men wearing coats and find themselves in mischief in Irish folktales. We often associate them with a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. Children ages 5 and older will be able to create their own leprechaun bait in this month’s craft (craft involves mixing blue and yellow food coloring to water in a plastic bottle to create different shades of green. Shiny items such as beads, glitter and confetti are added as final touches.) Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

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

CLASSIC CARTOONS FOR KIDS AND TEENS

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

When: 9 a.m., March 28

Details: It’s Saturday morning cartoon time at the Hilo Public Library! Kids and teens are invited to watch classic cartoons from the 60s, 70s, and 80s in the children’s room. Complete the experience with a bowl of your favorite cereal with milk, while supplies last.

Contact: Mark Kishaba, ldssevents@librarieshawaii.org, 933-8890

Outdoors

TODAY, Feb. 22

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

SUNDAY, Feb. 23

BIG ISLAND ROAD RUNNERS 4 OR 7 MILE RUN

Where: Waikaumalo Park, Ninole

When: 7:30 a.m., Feb. 23

Details: Come join us for a 4- or 7-mile run at Waikaumalo Park (at mile 19 on Highway 19.) Runners and walkers of all abilities are welcome. There will be an aid station at mile 2 and 5. This is a noncompetitive run, but it will be timed. There will be random prize drawings and refreshments after the run. Cost is $5 for BIRR members or $10 for non-members. No advance sign-ups. You are welcome to join BIRR at the event if you want to get the discount on this and future runs.

Contact: Lee Otani, leeotani@gmail.com, 443-8501

PORTUGUESE DAY IN THE PARK

Where: Gilbert Carvalho Park Hilo, Hawaii

When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Feb. 23

Details: Join the Hawaii Island Portuguese Chamber of Commerce for its 27th Annual Dennis Aguiar Portuguese Day in the Park. This year’s event will honor Jimmy Souza, its founder. Portuguese sausage hot dogs, Papa’s sweetbread, pickled onions, malasadas and promotional items for sale. Island-wide exhibits, genealogy, Portuguese language and Bishka. Book presentation, sale and signing by author, Dr. Kahealani Martins at 9:30 a.m. on “They Came in Ships to Terra Nova.” Oral history at 10:15 a.m. Hawaii County Band at 11 a.m. and complimentary Portuguese bean soup and bread fresh from the stone oven served as a gift by the Chamber to the community at noon. This event is free and open to the public. Proceeds will support the building of the Saudades Portuguese Cultural and Educational Center in HIlo.

Contact: Marlene Hapai, mhapai@aol.com, 966-9894

THURSDAY, Feb. 27

STEWARDSHIP OF KIPUKAPUAULU

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Thursday

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

FRIDAY, Feb. 28

STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9 a.m., Feb. 28

Details: Volunteer to help remove invasive, non-native plant species that prevent native plants from growing in HVNP. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and long pants. Bring a hat, rain gear, day pack, snacks and water. Gloves and tools are provided. Under 18? Parental or guardian consent is required. Visit the park website for additional planning details: https://www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/summit_stewardship.htm. Meet project leaders Paul and Jane Field at Kilauea Visitor Center.

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

COMING

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

HAWAII ISLAND FESTIVAL OF BIRDS

Where: Headquartered at Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel

When: 7 a.m., Oct. 15-19

Details: HIFB’s 2020 theme, “Wanderers and Migrants — Celebrating Hawaii’s Avian Voyagers,” will focus on the remarkable number of migratory and accidental avian visitors that arrive in Hawaii annually. HIFB’s special guest will be Jason Ward, American naturalist, birder, activist, and host of the 2019 TV documentary series “Birds of North America.” Events include guided field trips and pelagic boat tours, Saturday Bird Fair with educational booths, local arts and crafts, birdwatching optics store and showcase and more. More information at birdfesthawaii.org.

Contact: Cindy Pacheco, info@birdfesthawaii.org, 331-3655

Pau Hana

FRIDAY, Feb. 28

VFW POST 3830 FISH FRY DINNER

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

When: 5-8 p.m., Feb. 28

Details: Panko crusted deep fried fish, french fries, coleslaw and desserts for a donation of $10. Canteen will be open. Live music by The Bending Elbows. All welcome.

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

SOUL TOWN DANCE

Where: Fraternal Order of Eagles in Keaau

When: 6 p.m., Feb. 28

Details: enjoy the music of Motown performed by SOUL TOWN. Cover charge only $5. Food plates by Martha. Beverages available for purchase.

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

COMING

SWINGING SATURDAY WITH MARCUS & BAERBL AND THE TIN PAN ALLEYCATS

Where: Hilo Elks Lodge, 150 Kinoole Street, Hilo

When: 7 p.m., March 7

Details: Learn a great dance for early Rock & Roll — the Rockabilly Jive! Visiting instructors Marcus Koch and Baerbl Kaufer of Munich, Germany, will teach a one-hour, beginner-friendly lesson from 7-8 p.m. Then, join the dance party featuring live music by the Tin Pan Alleycats. $20 for both the lesson and the dance party; $15 for the party only. No partner necessary, but bring a friend! Ample parking in the back of the lodge, off Ululani Street.

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

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. 22

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND

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

When: 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. today

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. today

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

BEATLES TRIBUTE DANCE

Where: Fraternal Order of Eagles in Kea’au

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: If you like the Beatles, you’ll love this band. The Glass Onion Band will play nothing but Beatles music for the evening. Cover charge is $5. Food and beverages available to purchase.

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

HILO HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR VARIETY SHOW

Where: Hilo High School Auditorium

When: 7 p.m. today

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

INTERNATIONAL NIGHTS

Where: UH-Hilo Performing Arts Center

When: 7:30 p.m. today

Details: This 45th annual event features performances from around the world and is a favorite tradition among students, the campus and larger communities. This year’s shows will feature 15 different performances spanning the globe. Crowd favorites such as Tupulaga O Samoa Mo a Taeao representing Samoa and Taishoji Taiko representing Japan will be back. Other performances will showcase the unique cultures of the Philippines, India, Micronesia, Ireland, West Africa, Tonga, Palau, and the Marshall Islands. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for senior citizens, and $5 for students and children 17 years and under. Tickets may be purchased online at http://artscenter.uhh.hawaii.edu, by phone or at the UH-Hilo Performing Arts Center box office from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, or at the door. Advance ticket purchase is recommended.

Contact: UH-Hilo Performing Arts Center Box Office, artsctr@hawaii.edu, 932-7490

SUNDAY, Feb. 23

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

TUESDAY, Feb. 25

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: Mo‘oheau Park Bandstand, 329 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Tuesdays

Details: Please join us for a free hour of music and hula. On Feb. 25, Halau Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna entertain. On March 3, The Hula Sisters perform. On March 10, Na Wahine a me Na Kane Laulima o Hawaii join us. On March 17, the lovely Hula Sisters return. On March 24, Hilo’s own Halau Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna entertain, and on March 31, the beautiful Christy Lassiter and friends sing, dance and talk story.

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

FRIDAY, Feb. 28

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

COMING

NIGHT OF THE DIVAS

Where: Big Island Eagles Aerie, 16-111 Opukahaia St., Keaau

When: 6:30 p.m., Feb. 29

Details: Celebrate leap day with a wonderful evening of song. 4-Diva Jazz-Blues-Latin-Swing Showcase starring Sarah Bethany, Lou Ann Gurney, Jennie Kaneshiro and Elena Welch. Great dance floor. $10 at the door.

Contact: Lou Ann Gurney, lagsings@mac.com, 982-6012

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

WAIMEA CONSORT’S SPRING 2020 CONCERT

Where: HPA Davies Chapel, Waimea

When: 5 p.m., March 1

Details: The Waimea Consort presents its spring a cappella choral concert entitled “The Isle is Full of Noises.” Please call 238-5978, email waimeaconsort@gmail.com, or visit www.waimeaconsort.org for more information.

Contact: Pat Perez, waimeaconsort@gmail.com, 464-2686

HO‘IKE 2020 — “KE‘ELIKOLANI: MOKU A‘E KA PAWA”

Where: Kamehameha Schools Hawaii – Koai‘a Gymnasium

When: 6 p.m., March 12 and March 13

Details: The 17th annual Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i Kula Ki‘eki‘e Ho¯‘ike will break new ground as the schools first-ever hula drama, honoring Princess Ruth Keanolani Kanahoahoa Ke‘elikolani. The title of this year’s Ho‘ike is “Ke‘elikolani: Moku A‘e Ka Pawa.” Tickets are now available for purchase. $8 presale general admission (through March 11), $5 for keiki (ages 12 and under) or a VIP package for $20 that includes early entrance, reserved seating, a special gift and a souvenir photo. Tickets may be purchased online via pauahi.org through March 2, in-person, after-school starting on Feb. 24 at the High School office from 2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. until March 11, or at the door for $10 from 5-6 p.m. on the night of the performance.

Contact: Shaundor Chillingworth, kshawaii@ksbe.edu, 982-0015

FLAPPERS & FRINGE

Where: Honokaa Peoples Theater

When: 6 p.m., March 13

Details: This show will feature over 40 performers, many of them are fabulous local stars including comedian host Nikki Gour (from Hawaii’s Wave 92.1 FM) with live Jazz singing by Kat Reuss & Binti Bailey. As always, there will be 1920s Vintage Belly Dance Choreography. We will also have Tango performances, “fire” dancing and even a super sexy BOYlesque troupe! Please come to our show wearing Gatsby Style costume. Tickets are on sale now at our website www.2020dance.weebly.com.

Contact: Stephanie C Bolton, mauna.lea.studios@gmail.com, 854-1270

WEST HAWAII DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS JUNGLE BOOK BALLET

Where: Kahilu Theatre

When: 5 p.m., May 23

Details: West Hawaii Dance Theatre & Academy’s is pleased to present their spring performance of Jungle Book Ballet and excerpts from the classic ballet “Le Corsaire.” A Silent auction and boutique will be in the lobby at intermission. For tickets, visit www.kahilutheatre.org.

Contact : Virginia Holte, whdtheatre@gmail.com, 329-8876

All Kine Stuffs

TODAY, Feb. 22

WAIAKEA LIONS CHUCKWAGON BREAKFAST

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

When: 6:30-9:30 a.m. today

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

PU LAMA MAULI OLA

Where: Na wahi okalani‘o pu‘u School Campus in Kea‘au

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

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

15TH ANNUAL LIVING & DESIGN EXPO

Where: Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay

When: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday

Details: Get Inspired at Hawaii Island’s Finest Home Show. Over 40 home expo exhibitors under one roof, awards for best booths, live radio DJ on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. and more!

Contact: Seth Feldman, marketing@kona-kohala.com, 329-1758

HILO FICTION WRITERS GROUP

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

When: 10 a.m. today

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

PETS ROCK! RAINBOW FRIENDS ‘TAILS OF LOVE’ FUNDRAISER

Where: The Eagles, 16-111 Opukahaia St. today

When: 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m., Feb. 22

Details: The goal of this event is to raise funds to support Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary’s Animal Health & Wellness programs. Live music entertainment provided by Glass Onion band at 7 p.m., food from Papa’a Palaoa Bakery and a photo booth to captureemories of the night. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Ticket purchases include meal and musical entertainment. The first 100 people to register in advance will receive a special prize at the event.

Contact: Lauren Riga, lauren@rainbowfriends.org, 982-5110

SUNDAY, Feb. 23

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

MONDAY, Feb. 24

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

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26

MERIT APPEALS BOARD MEETING

Where: Department of Human Resources Conference Room, 101 Pauahi Street, Suite 2, Hilo

When: 10 a.m., Feb. 26

Details: Approval of minutes: Dec. 18, 2019; election of Merit Appeals Board chair and vice-vhair for calendar year 2020; A) FY 2019-2020 annual performance evaluation of the director of Human Resources: Merit Appeals Board’s evaluation tool for the director of HR for FY 2019-2020, SurveyMonkey questions for FY 2019-2020; review of executive session minutes: December 18, 2019; Director’s Report (HR Quarterly Reports: July – September 2019 (EO only), October – December 2019; General Update regarding Bargaining Units; General Update re HR Staffing).

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

THURSDAY, Feb. 27

HUMPBACK WHALES IN GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK: NAVIGATING OCEANS OF CHANGE

Where: Mokupapapa Discovery Center, 76 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 6-7 p.m., Feb. 27

Details: Free evening talk. For the past 30 years, Glacier Bay National Park Wildlife Biologist Christine Gabriele has led the Park’s humpback whale population monitoring program in Southeast Alaska. In this slide program, she’ll share some of her findings and highlight the importance of long term studies in understanding our changing oceans. More informtion at www.papahanaumokuakea.gov/get-involved/events.

Contact: Clayton Watkins, clayton.watkins@noaa.gov, 725-5895

ANCIENT PAHU DRUMMING, CHANT, AND STORY WITH KUMU KALA

Where: Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village

When: 6:30 p.m., Feb. 27

Details: With the introduction of pahu drums to Hawaii in the 1100’s, the integrity of spiritual expression was elevated. While the people of ancient Hawai’i continued using ipuheke (gourd drums) to accompany hula, eventually the art of pahu leo was mastered. Until 1819, pahu was in full expression. Join Kumu Kala and Halau Hula Keao O Kala for a pahu mele from that era. For those interested in hands-on participation, time and instruction will be provided. Halau pahu drums will be available. This presentation is free, although a $5 donation to VAC is appreciated.

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

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

FRIDAY, Feb. 28

BUFFALO SOLDIERS IN HAWAII: TRAILBLAZERS

Where: Kahuku Visitor Contact Station, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park’s Kahuku Unit

When: 9:30-11 a.m., Feb. 28

Details: African American soldiers, nicknamed Buffalo Soldiers, were instrumental in building and protecting many national parks, including HVNP. Join Park Ranger Ben Hayes and learn the remarkable story of a regiment of Buffalo Soldiers stationed in Hawaii.

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

COMING

JOE THEROUX — THE HONOLULU DRAGON

Where: Basically Books, 1672 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo

When: 1 p.m., Feb. 29

Details: Join us to talk story with Joe Theroux about “The Honolulu Dragon,” the most recent in his series about Robert Louis Stevenson, detective, and his Son-In-Law Lloyd Osbourne, as they find themselves in a world of murder and intrigue in Hawaii.

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

FREE PUBLIC ASTRONOMY TALK “A NEW DECADE OF DISCOVERIES IN THE 2020s”

Where: UH-Hilo Science and Tech Building, Room 108

When: 6 p.m., March 4

Details: A Journey Through the Universe sponsored talk by a panel of space science experts.

Contact: Christine Copes, ccopes@gemini.edu, 974-2575

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

WAIMEA HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENT

Where: Waimea Recycling & Transfer Station

When: 8:30 a.m., March 7

Details: Free. A Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event for various hazardous household materials. For a complete list of acceptable and non-acceptable materials visit www.hawaiizerowaste.org/recycle/household-hazardous-waste. 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 before Feb. 26.

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

CARDS AND BOARD GAMES

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

When: 1-4 p.m., March 7-March 28

Details: Join us on Saturday afternoons for some family fun with cards and board games. We will have a mix of games available including: Chess, Scrabble, Rummikub, Sorry, Monopoly, Cribbage, Checkers, UNO, RISK, and Connect Four. Please feel free to bring games from home to use that day and we will also accept donated games. This program will not be held on state holidays.

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

PAHOA HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENT

Where: Pahoa Recycling & Transfer Station

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

Until: March 8

Details: Free. A Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event for various hazardous household materials. For a complete list of acceptable and non-acceptable materials visit www.hawaiizerowaste.org/recycle/household-hazardous-waste. 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 before Feb. 26.

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

Contact Name: chris, recycle3@hawaiicounty.gov, +1 808-961-8554

HARBORS AND LANDINGS OF THE KA‘U DISTRICT

Where: Mountain View Public & School Library, 1235 Volcano Hwy, Mountain View

When: 4:30 p.m., March 9

Details: In the times before highways and motor vehicles, harbors and landing places were the important links between different districts, other islands and foreign lands. Kapena Kiko Johnston-Kitazawa will take you on a journey by story and pictures along the coast of Ka‘u. He will discuss the geological, wind and sea, and social/historical factors that make landings come and go and share some events that occurred at these unique places.

Contact: Bonnie Perry, ldssevents@librarieshawaii.org, 968-2322

BOOK TALK WITH TIFFANY MANCHESTER

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

When: 1 p.m., March 21

Details: Join us for a talk with author Tiffany Manchester. She will discuss her book, “Surfer Girls Kick A**.” She will share her inspiration for writing it, and how to create a life you love. Tiffany Manchester is a former professional athlete, four time national champion and a bronze world medalist in freestyle whitewater kayaking.

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

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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