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Arts & Exhibits
TODAY, March 7
HAWAIIAN QUILTING CLASS
Where: Keaau Community Center, 16-186 Pili Mua St., Keaau
When: 9 a.m. to noon, March 7
Details: The Kapa Apana Quilting Class is open to all interested in learning to make a Hawaiian quilting pillowcase, cushion cover, wall hanging, baby crib cover, etc. Quilting patterns, guided one-on-one assistance and fun are provided. We have supplies for you to use. Meetings are every 1st Saturday of each month.
Contact: Myra Ingbino-Lewis, firstname.lastname@example.org, 446-0436
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, email@example.com, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 959-8216
BECOME AN ADULT LITERACY VOLUNTEER TUTOR
Where: Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 7
Details: Hawaii Literacy offers free, one-to-one tutoring for English speaking adults. We will be offering a 6-hour training class for new volunteer tutors. Contact for more information.
Contact: Lisa Jacob, email@example.com, 329-1180
HAWAII CREATIVE RETREAT- SPRING PAPER QUILLING
Where: Hawaii Creative Retreats Studio, 614 Kilauea Ave Suite 103 #25, Hilo
When: 2-5 p.m., March 7
Details: Learn a variety of quilling techniques to make an Easter egg and bunny design from strips of paper. Make your final project into an ornament, a magnet or decorate a holiday card. All materials and light refreshments provided, plus take your quilling tool home! Cost is $25. Register at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.
Contact: Sara Krosch, firstname.lastname@example.org, 520-389-0620
SUNDAY, March 8
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.
MONDAY, March 9
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 756-7213
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, email@example.com, 962-2229
TUESDAY, March 10
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 987-5882
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 Temple, 29-2271 Old Mamalahoa Hwy., Hakalau
When: 6-7:30 p.m., March 10
Details: Bon dance practice sessions with Odori Sensei Jane Heit, every second and fourth Tuesday. Exercise and fun – learn older traditional, as well as contemporary upbeat dances. Sensei Jane also shares the history and background of the dances. $5 donation.
Contact: Akiko Masuda, email@example.com, 963-6422
BEGINNER-PLUS LINDY HOP DANCE CLASSES
Where: Paradise Performing Arts Center, 29 Shipman St. Hilo
When: 7-8 p.m., Tuesdays through 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.
WEDNESDAY, March 11
THE WONDERS OF WATERCOLOR WITH NANCY DELUCREZIA
When: 1-4 p.m., Wednesdays 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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
WHEN IT COMES TO END OF LIFE CARE, TALKING MATTERS
Where: Tutu’s House at 64-1032 Mamalahoa Highway, #304
When: 6 p.m., March 11
Details: Just 32% have actually done it and 95% of people say they are willing and want to talk about their end-of-life wishes. Most just don’t know where to start. Eddy Cash-Dudley will be using the worksheets from “The Conversation Project” to talk about individual desires. In addition, an advance health care directive will be made available. Call to reserve a space.
Contact: Shawn Saito, email@example.com, 885-6777
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 430-2237
BEGINNING BALBOA DANCE
When: 7-8 p.m., Wednesdays through 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.
THURSDAY, March 12
FOOD LABELING AND FOOD SAFETY PLANS
Where: Innovation Center, 117 Keawe Street, Hilo
When: 9 a.m. to noon, March 12
Details: Geared to make the small food manufacturer aware of what needs to be on a label and the format. Learn what is needed in a basic food safety plan and how to prepare one. Attendees can sign up for a free consultation after the workshop. Fee is $25; Walk-ins are $30 Registration required at www.hisbdc.org Presenters are John Nakashima, RS, PCQUI Food Safety Services Hawaii and Nina Ann Tanabe, MS, CFS, Pacific Food Technology.
Contact: Lydia Santiago, email@example.com, 933-0776
KAMANA SENIOR CENTER SENIOR LECTURES
Where: The Institute for Astronomy, 640 N. Aohoku Place, Hilo
When: 10 a.m., March 12
Details: In the final lecture of the Winter Session Miles Yoshioka will present “The Hawai‘i Island Chamber of Commerce — From A (Astronomy) to Y (Young Professionals).” The Spring session will begin on April 2 and run through June 4. The cost for the 10-week session is $10.
Contact: Carol Lafond, firstname.lastname@example.org, 339-7270
HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES
When: 1 p.m. Thursdays
Details: Adults and seniors are invited to attend free weekly Hawaiian language classes during this 10-week session. Beginner and intermediate classes available. Class size is limited; registration is required. Contact the person below for additional information.
Contact: Justin Rajkowski, 933-8890, email@example.com
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
LEARN SOCIAL DANCING WITH DENISE
Where: AJA Hall, 361 Haihai St, Hilo
When: 6:45 p.m., Thursdays 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 970-739-6771
FRIDAY, March 13
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, email@example.com, 818-216-8664
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com, 933-8890
PASTEL ON-SITE LANDSCAPE PAINTING WITH PATTI PEASE JOHNSON
When: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., March 14
Details: Enjoy the outdoors and take your painting beyond the four walls of a classroom with Patti Pease Johnson. You’ll receive step by step instruction in a proven rotational method for success, starting with form and fill, moving to value of black and white, then color. All materials will be supplied. Students will complete one 9-inch x 12-inch project. Cost for the workshop is $50 and $45 for VAC Members plus a $15 fee per person, inclusive of supplies. Visit online at www.volcanoartcenter.org.
KAPA TOOL MAKING: WA‘U (SHELL SCRAPER)
Where: 164 Kilauea Ave, Hilo
When: 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., March 14
Details: Kapa tool making and potluck with Puakea Forester at Piko. A Wa‘u (shell scraper) will be made into a tool that removes the outer layer of the wauke, mamaki, our ulu to reveal the kae — light inner bark for kapa, Hawaiian paper making. You will take home the tools you make, which will prepare you for the wauke (paper mulberry) harvest. We invite you to participate in the potluck. Dress in comfortable attire that you don’t mind getting dirty. Cost is $130. Register at pikopressstudio.com or by phone. RSVP by March 12
Contact: Kanani Daley, firstname.lastname@example.org, 430-0746
KAPA TOOL MAKING: CARVE YOUR OWN I‘E KUKU
When: 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., March 15
Details: Kapa tool making and potluck with Puakea Forester at Piko. An i‘e kuku is a 4-sided square beater. This workshop will focus on studying design characteristics of Hawaiian kapa beaters and you will have the opportunity to design, carve and shape your own i’e kuku. We invite you to participate in the potluck lunch. Dress in comfortable attire that you don’t mind getting dirty in. Cost is $130 and includes supplies. Register at pikopressstudio.com or by phone.
FREE BROWN BAG TALK
Where: Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, 655 Kilauea Ave, Hilo
When: Noon, March 19
Details: This month’s Brown Bag speaker is Dr. Lee-Ann Heely-Rolston on the topic “Ceeds of Peace: Toolkit for Raising Peacebuilders.” In this talk, learn about the 7 Ceeds of critical thinking, courage, conflict resolution, compassion, commitment, collaboration and connection.
Contact: Majidah Lebarre, Program Coordinator, email@example.com, 935-7844
HAWAII CREATIVE RETREAT- DOTTED EASTER EGGS
When: 2-4 p.m., March 19
Details: Learn mandala dotting techniques then decorate your own unique basket of Easter eggs. All materials and light refreshments included, plus take your dotting tools home with you. Cost is $20. Register at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.
BASIC COMPUTER CLASSES
When: 2 p.m., 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.
AARP SMART DRIVER SAFETY
Where: 1055 Kinoole St. Hilo (Aging and Disabilities Resource
When: Noon to 4 p.m. March 21
Details: The Smart Driver refresher course will be taught by certified volunteer instructor Steven Skinner. Participants will learn valuable defensive driving skills, proven safety strategies, how to stay current with the latest driving technologies, the current rules of the road, specific to your community, how to manage and accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. The course is open to drivers of all ages and costs $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Register by calling, texting or emailing. Leave your name, telephone number and e-mail address. I will get back to you with further information.
Contact: Steven Skinner, firstname.lastname@example.org, 201-7830
WRITING FOR INNER EXPLORATION & LIFE REFLECTION WITH TOM PEEK
When: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 21
Details: Have you ever wondered how the place you come from influenced who you are? Or what memories you carry from your ancestors? This workshop includes fun, offbeat, and provocative “wild mind” exercises that provide participants with exploration tools to use in class and on one’s own. This workshop is perfect for journal keepers, bloggers, autobiographers, spiritual seekers, memoir and family history writers, and anyone who simply enjoys writing. Workshop cost is $80/$70 for VAC Members. To register contact VAC.
BIG ISLAND ELECTRIC VEHICLE ASSOCIATION MEET-UP AND EV TALK STORY
Where: Papa‘aloa Country Store & Cafe, 35-2032 Old Mamalahoa Hwy, Papaaloa
When: 10 a.m., March 7
Details: Join the Big Island Electric Vehicle Association for a meet-up. A few of our electric car owners will be available to share information about their cars. If you have an electric car, please join us. If you’re in the market for one and have questions, come on by and we’ll help.
Contact: Noel Morin, email@example.com, 987-7428
KOREA VETS MONTHLY MEETING
Where: Okutsu Veterans Home, 1180 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo
When: 10 a.m., March 9
Details: Committee, Members Health/Disability and Agenda reviews. See you there.
Contact: Bob Karp, firstname.lastname@example.org, 981-2126
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, email@example.com, 805-399-2422
HGEA RETIREES’ HAWAII CHAPTER BOARD MEETING
Where: 495 Manono Street, Hilo
When: 9 a.m., March 11
Details: HGEA Retirees Hawaii Chapter Board will meet to prepare agenda for general membership meeting to include community action programs, political action activities, guest speakers and updated telephone tree.
Contact: Evelyn Togashi, firstname.lastname@example.org, 959-6727
EAA MONTHLY MEETING
Where: Gate 28, Hilo International Airport, EAA chapter house
When: 5 p.m., March 12
Details: The experimental aircraft Association (EAA) holds its monthly meeting the second Thursday of each month at the Chapter House. We learn about the latest at the airport, things in aviation, and enjoy the friendships among airport and airplane enthusiasts. Bring a dish for the potluck.
Contact: Bob Arthurs, email@example.com, 990-4840
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.firstname.lastname@example.org, 218-779-5044
HILO ORCHID SOCIETY
When: 1:30 p.m., March 14
Details: Leslie Hayes-Cullins will lead a mock judging session in which members will participate to learn how American Orchid Society (AOS) judges determine which orchids are given AOS awards. Public welcome. Free.
Contact: Dana Culleney, email@example.com, 430-6653
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 935-9838
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.
BIG ISLAND WATER GARDEN CLUB
Where: Kea’au Community Center, 16-192 Pili Mua St., Keaau
When: 6:30 p.m., March 17
Details: Monthly meeting. This month’s speaker is Julie Miller who will speak about fruit fly traps. Public is welcome.
Contact: Karen, email@example.com, 935-5357
HGEA RETIREES’ HAWAII CHAPTER GENERAL MEMBERSHIP QUARTERLY MEETING
Where: HGEA Multi Purpose Room 495 Manono Street, Hilo, HI 96720
When: 9 a.m., March 18
Details: Department of Parks & Recreation’s, Elderly Activities Division’s Program Director Lurlynne Kaui Paleka-Kama will present “Volunteering in the Retired and Senior Program” for those age 55 and older who enjoy volunteering. HGEA Retirees Unit Adminstrator Mahie Trask will present, “Becoming an Active Supporter of the Retirees Union,” and updates on current programs, signing up for PEOPLE and Kendall Scholarship fundraiser.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 443-3489
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 520-389-0620
CHILDREN’S BEREAVEMENT GROUP
Where: Hawaii Care Choices, Community Building, 1011 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo
When: 3 p.m. Tuesdays
Details: This group offers free peer support for children and teens who lost anyone close to them in a safe and comfortable environment where they can build resilience to go through the grieving process. First and third Tuesdays of each month for children in grades K-1; second and fourth Tuesdays for children in grades 7-12.
Contact: Jihey Roach, 969-1733, email@example.com
FREE COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE RESOURCE TALKS
Where: Office of Aging Conference Room 1055 Kino’ole Street
When: 9-10:30 a.m., March 11
Details: Who should attend? Seriously ill patients and their caregivers that need support at home. If you are a caregiver, and experiencing “burn out” this free information is for you! Find out what healthcare resources are available for both the patient and the caregiver.
Contact: Latisha Fukushima, firstname.lastname@example.org, 934-2923
TUTU’S HOUSE PARKINSON’S AND NEUROPLASTICITY WELLNESS SUPPORT GROUP
Where: Tutu’s House at 64-1032 Mamalahoa Highway, #304, Waimea
When: 1 p.m., March 11
Details: A monthly talk story for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological challenges, their partners, caregivers and others wanting to be part of a local Parkinson’s community support network are encouraged to attend. Group meets the second Wednesday of the month. Free. Call to reserve a space.
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.
BIG ISLAND ACTIVE- SCULPT & STRETCH CLASS
When: 4-5 p.m. First and third Mondays, Jan. 20-Dec. 28
Details: Group fitness class featuring low-impact, yoga and Pilates moves choreographed to pop music. Improve core strength, flexibility and balance. Bring a mat, towel, and water. Shoes optional. Every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. $5 drop-in or $20 for a 5-class punch card. Visit www.bigislandactive.com for monthly class calendar.
Contact Name: Sara Krosch, email@example.com, 520-389-0620
Where: William Charles Lunalilo Center at Kamehameha Schools Hawaii, 16-714 Volcano Rd, Keaau
When: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., March 20
Details: The final on-campus blood drive of the year. If you are 16 or older, healthy, and weigh at least 110 pounds, you may be eligible to donate. All student donors under 18 need to have a signed Parent Consent form — a new form for each new blood drive. Appointments may be scheduled with KSH LifeSAVERs club advisor Elizabeth Truesdell at firstname.lastname@example.org. All members of the community are invited to participate.
Contact: Elizabeth Truesdell, email@example.com, 982-0712
Where: 29 Shipman Street #106, Hilo
When: 9 a.m., March 21, 28 and April 4, 11
Details: Explore acupressure, the ancient art of touching energy points on the body. Learn touching points that can be self-applied to improve health and a simple immune boosting routine. Although each of the four 1-hour sessions will include new material they may be attended individually. Plan to arrive early (from 8:40) to meet Klein Sensei and become comfortable in the space. Advanced registration is preferred by phone or email. Suggested $15 donation per session.
Contact: Barbara Klein, AikidoOfHilo@gmail.com, 935-2454
OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP
Where: Hilo Medical Center CAFETERIA, 1190 Waianuenue Ave
When: 11:30 a.m., March 21
Details: Meet new friends, share experiences and mutual support in an environment that’s friendly and safe. Monthly, every third Saturday. Open to all ostomates, pre-ostomy patients, caregivers, medical professionals and the public.
Contact: Sandy Wright, firstname.lastname@example.org, 339-7640
NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP
Where: Oki Conference Rm, 688 Kinoole St. Suite 115A, (Conference Room is located along driveway), Hilo
When: 7 p.m., March 27
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, email@example.com, 935-0615
THE JOURNEY OF MENOPAUSE WITH JENNIFER BELL
When: 5:30 p.m., March 31
Details: Menopause can be a challenging time in many women’s lives. In this talk, Jennifer will give an overview of the menopause process, what to expect, what is normal and abnormal, what remedies/interventions are available and, most importantly, answer your questions. Free. Call to reserve a space.
Just for Keiki
READING TAILS: READ TO PIERRE PROGRAM
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 933-8890
VOTE FOR NENE 2020: CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARDS
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, email@example.com, 933-8890
OPEN HOUSE AT MALAMALAMA WALDORF SCHOOL
Where: 15-1834 Makuu Dr., Keaau
When: 8:30 a.m., March 11
Details: Education for Pre-K to 8th grade in HPP. Hands-on learning, nurturing classrooms and integrated arts curriculum. Visit our website for more information at www.hawaiiwaldorf.org. Please RSVP for this event.
Contact: Sherry Barnes, firstname.lastname@example.org, 982-7701
S.T.E.A.M. CRAFT FOR KIDS: MAKE A LAVA LAMP
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.
STORY TIME AT THE LIBRARY
Where: Mountain View Public and School Library, 1235 Volcano Highway, Mountain View
When: 2:30 p.m. Thursdays
Details: Story time is fun and fosters a love of reading and literacy skills. It also demonstrates strategies parents and caregivers can use to help their children’s reading ability. Keiki will sing songs, read and talk about stories, play, write and do crafts. For children of all ages.
Contact: Bonnie Perry, 968-2322, email@example.com
TODDLER STORY TIME AND PLAY TIME
When: 10:30 a.m., Fridays 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.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY RAINBOW SENSORY BOTTLE CRAFT
When: 1 p.m., March 14
Details: Children can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a little early with a rainbow themed sensory bottle. Colored water beads and baby oil are added to create a mesmerizing sensory bottle. Lids will be permanently glued on using hot glue guns. Limited to 12 children (Ages 5-12). Please call the Children’s room to reserve a spot. All materials will be provided. For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events
Contact: Gretchen Andrews, firstname.lastname@example.org, 933-8890
OGHAM (OHM) MESSAGE CRAFT
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.
SECOND ANNUAL KA‘U CHILDREN’S BUSINESS FAIR
Where: Pahala Community Center 96 Kamani Street, Pahala
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, email@example.com, 206-8017
READ TO MOCHI
Details: Mochi is a service dog that loves to be read stories. This program free and open to children who are at an elementary school reading level. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
ART JOURNALING CLUB FOR TEENS AND TWEENS
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 933-8890
LEPRECHAUN BAIT CRAFT ACTIVITY
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.
CLASSIC CARTOONS FOR KIDS AND TEENS
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.
SPRING CLEANING OF SAGO
Where: Lili‘uokalani Gardens, 189 Lihiwai St #151, Hilo
When: 8 a.m. to noon, March 7
Details: Outdoor spring cleaning will take place on the large sago patch. Located on the Lihiwai Street/makai side of Lili‘uokalani Gardens, this extensive collection of cycads will be cleaned of old fronds and invasive hare’s foot ferns. Closed toe shoes, gloves, and eye protection are required. Refreshments and lunch for all volunteers. Pups removed from the base will be available to take home.
Contact: K.T. Cannon-Eger, email@example.com, 895-8130
STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT
Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
When: 8:45 a.m., March 7, 14, 20, 27
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 985-6011
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ‘IMI PONO 2020 SUMMER PROGRAM
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, email@example.com, 391-8585
STEWARDSHIP OF KIPUKAPUAULU
When: 9:30 a.m. Thursdays in March
Details: Meet at the Kipukapuaulu parking lot off Mauna Loa Road off Highway 11. Help remove troublesome plants. Bring clippers or pruners, sturdy gloves, a hat and water. Wear closed-toe shoes and clothing you don’t mind getting permanently stained from morning glory sap. Be prepared for cool and wet or hot and sunny weather. New volunteer? Contact Marilyn Nicholson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Contact: Park Information, 985-6011, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 331-3655
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.
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, email@example.com, 985-9248
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
Where: Mountain View Public & School Library, 1235 Volcano Hwy., Mountain View
When: 5 p.m., March 16
Details: Attend a free screening of a 2019 American adventure comedy film that is a live action adaptation of a popular Nickelodeon television series. A teenage explorer leads her friends on an adventure to save her parents and solve the mystery behind a lost city of gold. To find out the film title, call the library at 968-2322.
Contact: Bonnie Perry, firstname.lastname@example.org, 968-2322
ST. PATRICK’S DAY BUFFET
Where: Crater Rim Cafe, Kilauea Military Camp
When: 5-8 p.m., March 17
Details: Join us at the Crater Rim Cafe for a traditional St Patrick’s Day Buffet. Corned beef and cabbage, lamb stew and shepherd’s pie are our main entrees. Cost is $24.95 adults, and $13.95 Child (6-11 years old). Military ID Card holders receive 20% off when presenting their IDs. Don’t forget to stop by the Lava Lounge for your favorite Irish spirit. For more information call 967-8356.
Contact: Elene Rizzo-Kuhn, email@example.com, 967-8371
DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES PERFORM
Where: Center for Spiritual Living East Hawaii (HPP)
When: 10 a.m., March 8
Details: Dennis and Christy Soares perform at the Sunday Service.
Contact: Dennis B Soares, firstname.lastname@example.org, 345-1800
CAT VIDEO FEST
Where: Hilo Palace Theater
When: 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., March 8
Details: Rated G. Cat Video Fest returns to the Palace Theater for one day only! Bringing the joy of cat videos to the masses and raising money for cats in need. 10% of all proceeds is donated to Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary to help Big Island cats in need.Tickets available meow! $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Get your tickets meow at the Palace Box Office or online.
Contact: Meadow Lambert, email@example.com, 934-7010
A WALK INTO THE PAST WITH DR. THOMAS A. JAGGAR
When: 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Tuesdays
Details: Walk back to 1912 and meet the founder of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Thomas A. Jaggar, at the edge of Kilauea Volcano. Dressed in period costume, Ka‘u actor-director Dick Hershberger brings the renowned geologist to life, taking participants on a tour of the tiny lab below Volcano House to see original seismograph equipment and other early instruments. Learn what motivated Jaggar to dedicate his life to the study of Hawaiian volcanoes and how his work helps save lives today. Space is limited; pick up a free ticket at the Kilauea Visitor Center front desk the day of the program. Program includes climbing stairs and entering a confined space. Free (park entrance fees apply).
Contact: Park Information, 985-6000, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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, email@example.com, 896-7284
CALDER STRING QUARTET
Where: UH-Hilo Performing Arts Center, 342 W. Kawili St., Hilo
When: 7:30 p.m., March 11
Details: The Los Angeles-based quartet, winners of the prestigious 2014 Avery Fisher Career Grant, will perform music by Mozart, Beethoven, and aclaimed Swedish composer Anders Hillborg. Tickets are $25/20/10 – general/60+/student available at the usual outlets. See www.hawaiiconcertsociety.com.
Contact: Tom Geballe, firstname.lastname@example.org, 959-4064
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, email@example.com, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 854-1270
4TH FRIDAY POETRY SLAM
Where: Kukuau Studio, 43 Kukuau Street, Hilo
When: 6-9 p.m., Fridays, 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, email@example.com, 464-3388
HAILI CHURCH HOIKE
Where: Haili Church, 211 Haili St., Hilo
When: 9 a.m., March 14
Details: Together, we will enjoy worship service, hoike, aha mele, with lunch to follow. We will be gathering from across our UCC sister churches from across Hawaii Island. Free.
Contact: Lorna Bufil, firstname.lastname@example.org, 935-4847
Where: Church of the Holy Apostles, 1407 Kapiolani St, Hilo
When: 7 p.m., March 20
Details: International Award winner Monica Czausz will perform a free organ concert including the beloved works of Bach, Brahms, Schumann, and Dvorak. The concert is presented by the American Guild of Organists, Hawaii Chapter on the mighty hybrid pipe/digital organ of Holy Apostles Church. Calabash donations will be accepted, and a reception with light refreshments follows the concert.
Contact: Rick Mazurowski, email@example.com, 937-9954
IMPROV COMEDY SHOW
Where: Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus, Volcano Village
When: 6:30-8 p.m., March 21
Details: Volcano Art Center presents a Big Island Comedy Theater Showcase. Headlined by Keli Semelsberger, founder of Big Island Comedy Theater and Charlotte Comedy Theater, and the dynamic Matt Kaye, comedian, writer and artist, this show will be completely improvised and will feature students from the theater’s training center from Volcano and surrounding areas. This is a not to be missed treat. Tickets are $25/$20 VAC Members. To purchase tickets, please call or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.
BEAUTY & THE BEAST
When: 7 p.m. March 20-21 and 2:30 p.m. March 22; 7 p.m. March 27-28; 2:30 p.m. March 29 and 7 p.m. April 3, 11 a.m. April 4, 2:30 p.m. April 5
Details: Playing for three weekends. Directed by Larry Reitzer. See the beloved musical brought to life on the Palace stage featuring a cast of 100+ performers ranging from 5 to 75. Tickets available now at the Palace Box Office. Price is $10 Children 12 and under; $15 Seniors 55+ and Students; $20 General Admission. VIP reserve is $30. All tickets $5 more on day of show, except children’s tickets.
Contact: Meadow Lambert , firstname.lastname@example.org, 934-7010
Where: Hilo Coffee Mill, 17-995 Volcano Rd, Mountain View
When: 10 a.m., March 21
Details: Christy Soares performs live acoustic music.
DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES IN CONCERT
Where: The Oneness Center, Mountain View
When: 3 p.m., March 22
Details: Award winning singer songwriters Dennis and Christy Soares will perform all original music at this event which will be live streamed. This couple has been prolific over the course of 40+ years releasing an amazing 128 projects. Their music ranges from adult contemporary, folk to pop and more. All those who attend the show will receive a copy of they latest CD. Also featuring Ronnie Harris. $5 donation per guest to cover the cost of the main dish. This will be a potluck so please bring a dish to share.
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, email@example.com, 329-8876
THE 2ND ANNUAL PRINCE KUHIO HULA FESTIVAL
Where: Pana‘ewa Gym, 100 Ohuohu Street, Hilo
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 26
Details: Halau Na Mamo O Ka Liko Maile O Kohala under the direction of Kumu Hula Kapua Francisco and Pana‘ewa presents the 2nd Annual Prince Kuhio Hula Festival. The festival is a free, non-competitive festival that is open to the public. The celebration will consist of performances from Hilo halau and entertainers, food and snack vendors, and will feature a craft fair filled with vendors.
Contact: Kapua Francisco, firstname.lastname@example.org, 387-0458
All Kine Stuffs
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, email@example.com, 959-8611
LEILANI ESTATES COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE
Where: 13-3441 Moku St Leilani Estates
When: 8 a.m.-noon, March 7
Details: Have items to sell including plants, fruits & vegetables? Looking for items to buy? Here’s the place to be. Completely covered space, tables available. Buyers enter for free, Leilani resident sellers no charge, non-Leilani residents pay $5.00 for space. Sponsored by Leilani Neighborhood Watch. Sellers may start setting up at 7 a.m.
Contact: Greg Armstrong, firstname.lastname@example.org, 371-5488
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, email@example.com, 961-8554
FRIENDS OF HILO PUBLIC LIBRARY FIRST SATURDAY BOOK SALE
When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 7
Details: Fiction, non-fiction, children’s, magazines, DVDs, CDs and LPs. All proceeds benefit Hilo Public Library and Friends Scholarship Fund.
Contact: Ron Pusateri, firstname.lastname@example.org, 987-6624
Where: Nanawale Longhouse, Pahoa
Details: Come and be blessed. Variety of household goods, clothing, books.
Contact: Marlene, email@example.com, 937-4979
THE JAPANESE ART OF ORIGAMI
When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays, March 7-March 28
Details: Join us for free origami crafts! Programs will be held on Saturdays. Origami is the art of paper folding, which is often associated with Japanese culture. In modern usage, the word “origami” is used as an inclusive term for all folding practices, regardless of their culture of origin. All programs are subject to change. For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events
Contact: Justin Rajkowski, firstname.lastname@example.org, 933-8890
HILO FICTION WRITERS GROUP
When: 10 a.m., March 7, 14
Details: Twice a month on Saturdays, join the Hilo Fiction Writers Group at the library. Give notes on writing samples made available to group members to read the week beforehand. Critiques would be constructive and supportive with both positives and negatives in the work voiced. Each member would be given an equal chance to have their work critiqued and to give feedback, but there would be a limit on number of submissions in the interest of time. All skill levels and genres welcome.
CARDS AND BOARD GAMES
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.
PAHOA HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENT
Where: Pahoa Recycling & Transfer Station
When: 8:30 a.m., March 8
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.
DARK SKIES AND HAWAII’S WILDLIFE
Where: Lyman Museum, 276 Haili St., Hilo
When: 7-8:30 p.m. March 9 and 3-4:30 p.m. March 10
Details: What happens to Hawaii’s wildlife when we turn on — and off — the lights? At the Lyman Museum, “Dark Skies and Hawaii’s Wildlife,” an illustrated program by Jay Penniman of the Maui Nui Seabird Recovery Program, reveals how artificial light at night is affecting our native seabirds, and how everyone can help minimize light pollution and its negative impacts on wildlife. Catch this unique presentation on either of two occasions: Visit www.lymanmuseum.org.
Contact: Gladys Suzuki, email@example.com, 935-5021
STABLES SWAP MEET
Where: Hawaiian Shores Community Center on Kahakai
When: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., March 14
Details: Community market in the Hawaiian Beaches/Shores area of Pahoa. All are welcome to attend or vend. New vendors each time. Featuring garage sale, produce, plants, arts and crafts, food, and all kine stuffs. Held the second Saturday of each month.
Contact: Dawn Hurwitz, firstname.lastname@example.org, 936-3046
AWAKENING THE VOICE AND FORGOTTEN POWERS OF THE DIVINE FEMININE
Where: Laupahoehoe Library, 35-2065 Old Mamalahoa Hwy, Laupahoehoe
When: 6 p.m., March 16
Details: In the past and in present indigenous traditions, women have known that the womb houses the greatest power a woman possesses. By drawing on sacred traditions from our ancient grandmothers we will learn how to awaken and empower the divine feminine to raise our voices globally. Join us on this special evening of empowerment.
SAVING A SPECIES: HAWAIIAN MONK SEAL CONSERVATION ON HAWAI‘I ISLAND
Where: Mokupapapa Discovery Center, 76 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo
When: 6-7 p.m., March 19
Details: Come join us for a talk by Lauren Van Heukelem, the senior response and operations coordinator for The Marine Mammal Center. Lauren will share about the center’s hospital in Kona, Ke Kai Ola, and their efforts in saving one of the most endangered seals in the world, the Hawaiian monk seal. Lauren will also talk about the resident and transient monk seal population.
Contact: Clayton Watkins, email@example.com, 725-5895
CELEBRATING THE MAKALI‘I’S 25TH BIRTHDAY AND WHERE ITS HEADED
When: 5:30 p.m. March 20
Details: Launched on Feb. 4, 1995, the Makali‘i continues to be the focal point and primary classroom for Na Ka lai Wa‘a Moku O Hawaii, to conduct community educational programs utilizing Hawaiian voyaging and non-instrument navigation as its foundation. Come hear about the Makali‘i’s 25-year history from Senior Captain and Pwo Navigator Chadd Paishon. Call to reserve a space.
Contact: Shawn Saiot, firstname.lastname@example.org, 885-6777
KIWANIS CLUB OF EAST HAWAII MISO SOUP BREAKFAST
Where: Waiakea High School, 155 W. Kawili Street, Hilo
When: 7-10 a.m., March 21
Details: The Kiwanis Club of East Hawaii is happy to announce the return of our miso soup breakfast fundraiser. Tickets are only $10 and include miso soup, rice, scrambled eggs, sausage, and fresh fruit. Tickets may be purchased at the door or from any member of the following organizations: Kiwanis Club of East Hawaii, Aktion Club of Easter Seals Hawaii Hilo, Circle K International at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo and Waiakea High School Key Clubs, Hilo and Waiakea Intermediate Builders Clubs, and E.B. DeSilva and Waiakea Elementary K-Kids. Visit www.kiwaniseasthawaii.org for more information.
Contact : Taylor Escalona, email@example.com, 769-2965
BOOK TALK WITH TIFFANY MANCHESTER
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.
HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW: GROWING SHIITAKE MUSHROOMS
When: 4:30 p.m., March 24
Details: Arthur Wierzchos shares his trials and successes of growing shiitake mushrooms off grid in an outdoor backyard setting. He reveals what you can do to grow your own, with emphasis on permaculture principles in his agro-forestry practices. Come and gain some inspirations for self-sufficiency and ways of turning our perceived problems into solutions that feed ourselves and care for the sensitive ecological networks unique to Hawaii.
HILO HONGWANJI SPRING CRAFT FAIR
Where: Sangha Hall, 424 Kilauea Avenue, Hilo
When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 16-18
Details: Hilo Hongwanji will be having its 4th annual 3-Day Spring Craft Fair. The fair will feature an array of over 50 craft and boutique vendors, homemade goods, jewelry, art work, delicious food and more. Free admission and parking.
Contact: HHHB Temple office, 961-6677.
CONNECTIONS PCS FAIR
Where: Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium
When: 10 a.m., April 25
Details: Connections Public Charter school is proud to announce our first Connections School Fair. We will be hosting a day of fun filled with games, food, crafts, music, and more at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium. Come join us for a memorable fair put on by our pre-college Math students.
Contact: Taylor Barongan, firstname.lastname@example.org, 825-0807
TAI CHI CHIH — JOY THRU MOVEMENT
Where: Lili‘uokalani Gardens, pavilion next to the teahouse, Banyan Drive, Hilo
When: 7:45 a.m. Saturdays
Details: Easy to learn, easy to do. Eight-week classes. All ages and abilities welcome. Reduce stress, increase energy, build muscle and flexibility, improve mental focus, improve immune function.
Contact: Sharron, 313-2197, email@example.com
HILO VETERANS CENTER
Where: 70 Lanihuli St., Suite No. 2, Hilo
When: 8 a.m. Saturdays
Details: Hilo Veterans Center has new office hours. A benefits briefing is hosted the first Thursday of each month from 9 a.m.-noon, with several other opportunities for veterans and their family members. Contact the center for more information. Also available are: shore fishing group, kanakapila group, art therapy group, stand-up paddling group, various golf activities, yoga, tai chi and a book club.
Contact: Maricar Souza, 969-3833
Where: Kahuku unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
When: 9:30 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays
Details: Come explore the park with a ranger and discover an ever-changing landscape, learn about the Hawaiian culture and understand the ecosystem around you. Bring sturdy footwear, water, rain gear, sun protection and a snack is recommended. Enter the Kahuku Unit on the mauka (uphill) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5 and meet near the parking area.
When: 1 p.m. Saturdays
Details: Family fun with a mix of these games set up in the back of the young adult section: “Scrabble,” “Rummikub,” “Sorry,” “Monopoly,” cribbage, checkers, “UNO,” “RISK” and “Connect Four.” Feel free to bring games from home to use, and the library will also accept donated games.
Contact: Mara Paio, 933-8890, firstname.lastname@example.org
NANAWALE COMMUNITY FARMERS MARKET
Where: Nanawale Longhouse, 14-855 Kehau Road, Nanawale Estates
When: 7 a.m. Sundays
Details: Come and enjoy the various local vendors showcasing fresh produce, plants, handmade jewelry, honey,crystals and much, much more.
Contact: Gloria, 896-8393
FARMERS MARKET AT HAMAKUA HARVEST
Where: Intersection of Mamane Street and Highway 19, Honokaa
When: 9 a.m. Sundays
Details: Features local farmers, fresh produce, artisanal products and ono food. Weekly entertainment, workshops, informational booths and youth-focused activities. SNAP/EBT purchases welcomed.
Contact: Lori Beach, 896-2151, email@example.com
When: 10 a.m. Saturdays
Details: Origami is the art of paper folding, which is often associated with Japanese culture. In modern usage, the word “origami” is used as an inclusive term for all folding practices, regardless of their culture of origin.
Contact: Justin Rajkowski, 933-8890, firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE SERVICE AND THERAPY DOG CERTIFICATION
Where: Sidewalk closest to the Japanese Tea House in Queen Lili‘uokalami Park
When: Noon Sundays through March 3
Details: Do you need your dog to become a certified service dog to help you with your disability and go everywhere with you, or would you like your dog to become a therapy dog to help others? Now you can do so for free. The Yukio Okutsu Veterans State Home in Hilo will pay for your tuition for this training if you volunteer at their location twice a month for six months using either your dog or their full-time therapy dog, Yuki.
Contact: Carl Oguss, 933-9763, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE DOG TRAINING AND SOCIAL EVENT
Where: Sidewalk nearest to the teahouse, Lili‘uokalani Gardens, Banyan Drive, Hilo
When: 2 p.m. Sundays
Details: Come join the fun and share the love. Goals are problem solving via free training instruction and tools, and offering an advanced socialization experience. Bring a bowl for water.
RED PIN BOWLING
Location: KMC Bowling Lanes, Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
When: 2 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
Details: Bowl a strike with the red pin in the head pin position and get your game for free. Call 967-8365 for more information.
Contact: Elene Rizzo-Kuhn, 967-8371 email@example.com
ADVANCED BUDDHIST TEACHINGS
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
FAMILY TIME, AN OPEN MIC WITH REALITY RAN
When: 5 p.m. Sundays
Details: Donations welcome. All ages, all styles, all mediums, all levels, all love. Bring your instrument and a heart to share. Free.
Contact: Bub Pratt, 464-3388, email@example.com
Where: Puna Hongwanji Mission, 16-492 Old Volcano Road, Keaau
When: 7 p.m. Sundays through March 31
Details: Learn how to calm your breathing, calm your mind, release stress and tension, let go of anxiety, have harmony in your relationships, mindful eating for health and total relaxation. Free; open to public.
Contact: Satoshi Tomioka, 966-9981, firstname.lastname@example.org
ZUMBA GOLD TONING
When: 6:30 a.m. Mondays
Details: Low-impact workout, suitable for all levels. Get fit, get toned, get inspired.
Contact: Harriet Rocha, 959-6405
SELF-DEFENSE FITNESS CLASS
Where: Kohala Village Hub, 55-514 Hawi Road, Hawi
When: 9:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays
Details: Geared toward street-oriented self-defense and rooted in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Students will learn stance, footwork, striking techniques, defense and much more. For class schedule, visit www.kohalavillagehub.com.
Contact: Kohala Village Hub, 889-0404, email@example.com
ZUMBA GOLD TONING (CHAIR)
When: 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Details: Seated Zumba workout. Strengthen your core, increase your range of motion and stamina with this low-impact fitness class that offers the same benefits of Zumba Gold. All welcome.
Contact: Harriet Rocha, 640-3876
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale, 799 Piilani St., Hilo
When: 3:30 p.m. Mondays
Details: Low impact class. Students welcome to sit or stand. Geared toward all fitness levels. All welcome.
TRADITIONAL WADO KARATE TRAINING
Where: Sangha Hall, 424 Kilauea Ave., Hilo
When: 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays
Details: Beginners class, 5-6 p.m.; advanced class, 6-7 p.m. Visitors welcome to observe and participate.
Contact: Craig, 987-1465
Where: Taishoji Soto Mission, 275 Kinoole St., Hilo
When: 5:30 p.m. Mondays
Details: Donation. Great for beginners and valuable for advanced students. Warming up the joints and ligaments of the body, stretching, self massage, spinal alignment and breathing techniques. No yoga mat needed; can do in a chair if necessary. Preparing the body for comfortable meditation.
Contact: Gregory, 260-438-6671, email@example.com
Where: Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi, 326 Desha Ave., Keaukaha
When: 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through July 31
Details: Fun, upbeat and sure to be a good workout. All are welcome. Free and open to the public. Visit HMONO.org/events for all class dates and times.
Contact: Pua, 969-9220, firstname.lastname@example.org
AERIAL ARTS CLASSES
Where: Pacific Gymnastics, 215B Railroad Ave., Hilo
When: 5:30 p.m. Mondays, 5 p.m. Wednesdays; 5 p.m. Fridays
Details: Students learn skills on different apparatuses including silks, hammock, straps and hoop. You won’t get bored. Beginners welcome. Preregistration with payment required.
Contact: Bella, 938-8002, email@example.com
JAVANESE BRONZE GONG ORCHESTRA (GAMELAN)
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ JAM
Where: Kukuau Studio, 43 Kukuau St., Hilo
When: 6 p.m. Mondays
Details: An all-inclusive jam session with a rotating house band. Created to strengthen the Big Island jazz community through networking and jamming. Bring your favorite charts and the instrument of your choice or enjoy the vibrations of people improvising together in the jazz tradition. Free; all ages welcome.
Contact: Kukuau Studio, 464-3388, email@example.com
ZEN BUDDHIST MEDITATION
When: 6:30 p.m. Mondays
Details: Join Taishoji members for zazen (sitting meditation) and kinhin (walking meditation). Access from Kilauea Avenue. Free.
Contact: The Rev. Shinsho Hata, 785-3072, firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE ESL CLASS
Where: UH-Hilo, Building K, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays
Details: Open to the public. Two levels: Beginning and intermediate. Classes held in K107 and K109. Practice English, make friends and have fun.
Contact: Bela Conley Ramsay, 932-7243, email@example.com
Tuesdays (Check with organizers since this week is New Year’s Eve)
HILO SUNRISE CHAPTER — BNI NETWORKING MEETING
Where: Hilo Woman’s Club, 7 Lele St., Hilo
When: 7 a.m. Tuesdays
Details: For local business professionals who value word-of-mouth marketing and are seeking to network, refer business to each other and build a better business community.
Contact: Sharla Sare, 430-1787
Where: 56 Ponahawai St., Hilo
When: 10 a.m. Tuesdays
Details: Bring your ukulele and guitar and play along. Everyone welcome. Mostly Hawaiian music, but some oldies and pop also. Free
Contact: Kahealani Curammeng, 430-0510, firstname.lastname@example.org
FIND YOUR ANCESTORS AND BUILD YOUR FAMILY TREE
Where: Family History Center, 1373 Kilauea Ave., Hilo
When: 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Details: Free use of computers; free training. There are limited computers, so call for reservation at 935-0711.
Contact: Wayne Sato, 935-0711, email@example.com
Where: Kilauea Visitor Center, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Details: Walk back to 1912, and meet the founder of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Thomas A. Jaggar, at the edge of Kilauea Volcano. Dressed in period costume, Ka‘u actor-director Dick Hershberger brings the renowned geologist to life. Space is limited; pick up free ticket at the Kilauea Visitor Center’s front desk the day of the program. Program includes climbing stairs and entering a confined space. Meet at the Kilauea Visitor Center.
BASIC STRETCH AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISE CLASS
When: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
Details: Basic stretches and muscular endurance exercises that will help improve your flexibility and strength. Designed for all ages; geared toward those needing to maintain or increase mobility, and those wanting a gentle stretch. Free.
LIBRARY BENEFIT BOOKSTORE
Details: All proceeds to benefit the Hilo Public Library. Hardbacks for $1, paperbacks for 50 cents.
Contact: Dale R. Huber, 966-4386, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Wailoa Art Center, 200 Piopio St., Hilo
When: 12:10 p.m. Tuesdays
Details: Do you want to become a confident public speaker and strong leader? If so, Toastmasters is the place for you. You’ll find a supportive learn-by-doing environment that allows you to achieve your goals at your own pace.
Contact: Nancy Jo Moses, 769-4076, email@example.com
Where: Church of the Holy Apostles, 1407 Kapiolani St., Hilo
When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
Details: It is not a diet club, but a fellowship of people recovering from compulsive overeating. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. No dues, fees or weigh-ins.
Contact: OA contact, 345-2753, firstname.lastname@example.org
HAKALAU FARMERS MARKET AND FOODSHARE
Where: Botanical World Adventures, 31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Hakalau
Details: Island, organic produce, pizza and other hot food, raw honey, desserts, arts and crafts and live music provided by the Alternative Medicine Band.
Contact: Linda Jenson, 747-0467, email@example.com
COLORING FOR ADULTS
When: 4 p.m. Tuesdays
Details: Drop in and relax with a coloring activity.
AIKIDO FOR GRADES 3-6
Where: Aikido of Hilo, 29 Shipman St., No. 106, Hilo
When: 4:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays
Details: For children ages 8-11. Students learn self-discipline, respect, greater focus and awareness in noncompetitive classes featuring exercise, strengthening and aikido’s nonviolent self-defense. Cost is $60 per month; families $90.
Contact: Barbara Klein, 935-2454, AikidoOfHilo@gmail.com
THERAPEUTIC BASIC FLOW (YOGA) CLASSES
Where: Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi, Hilo Office, 1438 Kilauea Ave.
Details: Classes are free. Register today.
Contact: Kalani Lawson, 969-9220, firstname.lastname@example.org
When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through July 30
Details: Beginners and experienced welcome. Designed for all ages. Get active, increase flexibility and improve your overall health. Free and open to the public. Visit HMONO.org/events for all class dates and times.
When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays
Details: Free. Feel stronger, younger and healthier. Safe, easy-to-follow cardio dancing to Latin-inspired and contemporary hits.
Contact: Dee Torres, 938-9101, email@example.com
INTRO TO AIKIDO
Where: Aikido of Hilo, No. 203, 29 Shipman St., Hilo
When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
Details: Exercise your body, mind and spirit with this Japanese martial art, which is an effective self-defense and path of self-development, integrating the whole person — physically, mentally and spiritually. Improves flexibility, endurance and coordination, self-confidence, discipline and awareness. Special rate of $60 for this six-week session. Other class times for adults, teens and youth available; also a special $10 session of aikido exercise class for seniors.
LIFE DRAWING WITH HILO ARTIST HUI
Details: Open to all; participants younger than 18 must provide permission from a parent to attend. Cost is $10 per person. Sessions feature drawing from a nude or partially draped model in a traditional format, starting with one-minute gesture drawings and working up to 20-minute poses. Chairs are provided; however, participants must furnish their own drawing materials. Please bring your own drawing board or easel; an 11-by-14-inch or larger pad of paper is recommended. All mediums are fine to use. If you want to paint using traditional oils you must use a low odor, artist-grade solvent. For more information, call Robert Weiss at 557-0097.
BLUES DANCE FUNDAMENTALS
Where: Aloha Wellness Center, 239 Haili St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. Tuesdays
Details: Explore the variety of styles and expressions of this unique American partner dance. Learn basics such as shifting your partner’s weight, body isolations and ways to move across the floor. No partner or experience required; beginners welcome. Six weeks; cost is $35 or only $20 if you bring a new student. Drop-ins $10.
Contact: Andrea Gill, 959-8216, firstname.lastname@example.org
BEGINNING SWING DANCE
When: 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays through March 6
Details: Learn the basic footwork, rhythm and pulse, as well as essential partner connection for six-count Lindy hop. Add a few turns and you’ll be on the dance floor having fun in no time. Small, personalized classes; no partner or experience necessary. Six weeks for $35; $10 per class drop-in. Bring a friend who is new to the Hilo Hep Cats and get your own series for only $20.
Contact: Andrea Gill, 959-8216, email@example.com
Wednesdays (Check with organizers since this week is New Year’s Day)
Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Par
When: 9 a.m. Wednesdays through Sundays
Details: Free. Take a self-guided hike or join rangers on Sundays this month for a two-hour guided trek at 9:30 a.m. (The trail will vary depending on visitor interest). Enter on the mauka (inland) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5. Kahuku is located in Ka‘u, about a 50 minutes south of the park’s main entrance. Sturdy footwear, water, rain gear, sun protection and a snack are recommended for all hikes.
QUILTING AND KNITTING IN HONOKAA
Where: North Hawaii Education and Research Center, 45-539 Plumeria St., Honokaa
When: 9 a.m. Wednesdays
Details: People of any skill level, including beginners, are welcome to attend.
Contact: June, 962-0515, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
SPEAK OUT! A PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP TO MAINTAIN SPEECH
Where: Hilo Medical Center, Conference Room D, Ohana Cafe, 1190 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo
Details: Weekly exercise group for graduates of SPEAK OUT! therapy, specifically designed for individuals with Parkinson’s disease and Parkinsonism. The group helps to maintain speech with ongoing vocal practice, accountability, support and encouragement.
Contact: Stephanie Popadia, 933-1702, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
Where: Kilauea Studios, Kurtistown
Details: Pottery classes available for all skill levels. Wheel, hand-building, high-fire gas kilns. Lots of fun, spacious studio and beautiful setting.
Contact: Jamie Stokes, 799-9657, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
FAMILY STORY TIME AND ACTIVITY
When: 10:30 a.m. Thursdays
Details: Children ages 3 and older are invited to bring loved ones to weekly story time. This is a wonderful opportunity for youngsters to make connections and build friendships with fellow youngsters.
Contact: Gretchen Andrews, 933-8890, firstname.lastname@example.org
BEGINNING HULA I WITH PUA BROWN
Where: Hilo Armory, Culture and Education Classroom, 28 Shipman St., Hilo
Details: Classes on Thursdays through March 22. Cost is $55 for 11 sessions. This class focuses on hula through the Hawaiian language and cultural experience.
BEGINNING HULA II WITH PUA BROWN
FREE PIANO LESSONS
Where: Pahoa Community Center, 15-2910 Puna Road, Pahoa
When: 3 p.m. Thursdays through July 10, 2020
Details: Learn to read music, play chords and scales and famous tunes. All ages welcome.
Contact: Susan Tauzer, 982-4300, email@example.com
HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE STUDY GROUP
Where: North Kohala Public Library, 54-3645 Akoni Pule Highway, Kapaau
When: 3:30 p.m. Thursdays
Details: All ages and skill levels invited to join the study group. This is a group of motivated learners who support each other in increasing their Hawaiian language skills. Newcomers welcome.
Contact: Janet Lam, 889-6655, firstname.lastname@example.org
BEGINNING HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES
When: 5 p.m. Thursdays
Details: Papa ‘Olelo Hawai‘i Part One, beginning Hawaiian language courses taught by University of Hawaii at Hilo instructor ‘Alika Guerrero, will be offered for eight weeks. This basics class will focus on simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar and sentence structure. Cost is $90 or $80 for VAC members. The required workbook for the class is “Na Kai ‘Ewalu,” available at the UH-Hilo bookstore. To register or for more information, call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.
Contact: Alyssa Johnasen, 967-8222, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
THURSDAY EVENING POTTERY DROP-IN
When: 6 p.m. Thursdays
Details: This drop-in style class will allow island residents and visitors the opportunity to try their hand at creating with clay on the potter’s wheel, without having to commit to an eight- or 10-week series. Emphasis will be placed on getting a feel for working on the potter’s wheel and experiencing the thrill of hand-forming a pot in motion. Students with all levels of clay experience welcome. Cost is $35 or $30 for VAC members.
Where: Ka‘u District Gym Multi-Purpose Room, Pahala
When: 6 p.m. Thursdays through Dec. 26
Where: Center for Spiritual Living, Hawaiian Paradise Park
When: 6:30 p.m. Thursdays
Details: A new group for people who have a desire to stop gambling. Every Thursday.
Contact: Lucinda, 509-930-6329, email@example.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.
LINE DANCE CLASS
Where: Hilo Elks Lodge, 150 Kinoole St., Hilo
Details: Through Dec. 28; class and party every Thursday. For Elks members and their guests. Cost is $3.
Contact: Andy Aquino, 959-5960, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
TODDLER STORY AND PLAY TIME
When: 10:30 a.m. Fridays
Details: Babies and toddlers up to 2 years old are invited to attend. During this time, the library will offer books, music and action rhymes, and encourage toddlers to stay and play with toys after.
UNDERSTANDING HAWAIIAN MUSIC
Where: TBA to participants
When: 12:30 p.m. Fridays
Details: For those interested in understanding the words and appreciating the themes of popular Hawaiian songs. A native speaker will teach. No previous knowledge of Hawaiian language necessary. Call if you are interested and for details.
Contact: Laura L. Williams-May, 805-545-0642, firstname.lastname@example.org
WEST AFRICAN DANCE
Where: YWCA, 145 Ululani St., Hilo
When: 6:45 p.m. Fridays
Details: Have fun and sweat while learning West African dance. Taught by Michal Anna Carrillo of Lavaroots Dance Company in Hawi. All levels and drop-ins welcome. Live drumming. Cost is $15.
Contact: Michal Anna Carrillo, 987-4243, email@example.com
SQUARE DANCING FOR HEALTH AND FITNESS
Where: Clem Akina Park, 159 Wainaku St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. Fridays
Details: Meet new people for fun, fellowship and friendship put to music. Led by Bill Yoeman, ACA certified square dance caller and instructor.
Contact: Bill Yoeman, 968-6091
DANCING AT THE ELKS
Where: Elks Lodge, 150 Kinoole St., Hilo
Details: Until 9 p.m. Open dancing, great for practicing ballroom, swing, bachata, salsa, cha cha, waltz and various other styles. Open to the public. Free.
Contact: Howard Ishida, 284-6407, firstname.lastname@example.org
OTHER ONGOING EVENTS
PAHOA SENIOR CLASSES
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, email@example.com
KILNS FOR GLASS AND POTTERY
Details: Ongoing instruction on building high-fire propane kilns. Date and times are flexible.
Contact: Harr C. Fernald, 747-7289, firstname.lastname@example.org
INDIVIDUAL VOICE INSTRUCTION WITH AMY HORST
When: By appointment
Details: Learn vocal power and confidence. Weekly lessons arranged according to student and teacher schedules. Cost is $30 per lesson. Call or email for more information or to register.
Contact: Amy Horst, 640-2898, email@example.com
FREE HELPING HAND FOR SENIORS
Where: 1911 Kalanianaole Ave., No. 608, Hilo
When: 9 a.m.
Details: For seniors who need to be driven to a doctor’s appointment, the store, the park for a walk or just to get out of the house. Call or text.
Contact: Tom, 990-5045
AIKIDO FOR ADULT BEGINNERS AND TEENS
When: Various days and times (call or email for additional information)
Details: Exercise your body, mind and spirit with aikido, an effective self-defense and path of self-development, integrating the whole person — physically, mentally and spiritually. Improves flexibility, endurance and coordination, self-confidence, discipline and awareness. Various days and times for classes. Cost is $60 per month; families $90. Check www.AikidoOfhilo.org for additional information.
COUNTRY WESTERN DANCE CLASS WITH DENISE
When: 6:15 p.m. (call or email for days)
Details: Through March 7. Features two step, swing, waltz and other requests. Learn to spin, dip and weave through traffic. Call or email for more specific information.
Contact: Denise Westbrook, 970-739-6771, firstname.lastname@example.org
LEARN TO DANCE SALSA WITH DENISE
Where: Holy Apostles Episcopal Church, 1407 Kapiolani St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. (call or email for days)
Details: Through March 6. Get a strong foundation and variations that will last a lifetime. First lesson is $1. Call or email for more specific information.
AL-ANON EAST HAWAII
Where: Various locations
When: Various times
Details: Are you troubled by someone’s drinking? Call for free support, meeting places and times. For more information, visit www.afghawaii.org.
Contact: Dana C., 430-6653, email@example.com
“FROM PAHOA WITH LAVA”
When: First Saturday of each month through May 4
Details: Presented by Laulima Pahoa, this six-month documentary is geared toward helping residents impacted by the latest lava flows in lower Puna. Informational signups and questions will be answered, and TV interviews and filming will be conducted. Second Saturdays of each month are for signups and questions for the following month. A monthly Na Leo community TV show also will be produced. A final “1 Year After Lava” community party is slated for the final Saturday. Call or email the contact below for additional information.
Contact: Sara Steiner, 936-9546, firstname.lastname@example.org
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