Dennis Makishima teaches a pruning workshop Tuesday at Liliuokalani Gardens in Hilo. The two-day workshop was shaped for park maintenance personnel and active landscapers. Makishima is the founder of the aesthetic tree pruning program at Merritt College in Oakland, Calif., and past president of the Golden State Bonsai Federation. He used to come to Hawaii annually to help with the bonsai show at the Okinawa Festival in Honolulu. Now retired, Makishima is working on clients trees during two weekends on Oahu and in between returned to Hilo to teach the workshop Monday and Tuesday.
A Maunakea Speaker Series presentation by Donald Thomas, director of the Center for The Study of Active Volcanoes at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, is slated for 7 p.m. today in Moanahoku Hall at ʻImiloa Astronomy Center.
Punana Leo o Hilo, part of the states only continuous Hawaiian Medium Education program available from preschool through college, is now accepting applications for its preschool program for the 2019-2020 school year. Ohana can enroll keiki ages 2 years and 8 months up to 6 years old.
The auditorium at Kilauea Visitor Center in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will close Thursday and Friday (March 21-22) for preliminary electrical work in advance of a planned upgrade slated for April 8-15.