Calendar for February 16 – Hawaii Tribune Herald

Arts & Exhibits

TODAY, Feb. 16

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HAWAII WOOD GUILD 33RD INVITATIONAL SHOW

Where: Isaacs Art Center, 65-1268 Kawaihae Road, Waimea

When: Regular center hours through Feb. 23

Details: Show can be viewed Tuesday through Saturday and features 18 Big Island master artisans of wood, with 51 entries. Meet the Artist each Saturday during the show, with artists present to answer questions.

Contact: Marcus Castaing, 987-8177, marcuscastaing@aol.com

“GLOBAL METAPHYSICS OF ABSTRACTION II”

Where: East Hawaii Cultural Center, 141 Kalakaua St., Hilo

When: Regular center hours through Feb. 24

Details: Exhibition of mixed media works by Sheila Crider and Aziza Claudia Gibson-Hunter of Washington, D.C.; Tanda Francis and Musa Hixson of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Joe Overstreet of Manhattan, N.Y.; and Ronald Walton of Petersburg, Va. It also will help kick off Black History Month celebrations in the community. Metaphysics, as the branch of philosophy that deals with the concept of being, the objective of exhibition curator Lamerol Gatewood was to “present artists who are in a dynamic process of exploration. Engaged in creating works that globally and locally relate to the African-American community at large.” Crider, Francis and Walton also are part of a panel presentation about their work from 2-3:15 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 5) at the University of Hawaii at Hilo Campus Center Room 301.

Contact: Michael Marshall, 961-5711, mdmarsha@ehcc.org

COMING

SOKO FIFTH ANNUAL ARTISTS STUDIO TOUR

Where: South Kona

When: 9 a.m. Feb. 23-24

Details: A weekend art exhibition and tour of artists studios by the South Kona Artists Collective, featuring 20 South Kona artists showing in 10 open studios from Keauhou to Honaunau. View pottery, paintings, sculptures, photographs, jewelry, quilting, prints, metalwork, woodwork, gourds, assemblage, fiber and mosaic art. Drive Mamalahoa Highway south, following yellow signs. Directions and brochures, including Google maps, are available at www.sokoartist.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SOKOartists. For more information, call 328-2162 or email to sokoartists@gmail.com.

Contact: Pamela Colton Radosevich, 989-4300, pamradosevich@gmail.com

Classes

TODAY, Feb. 16

VIREYA RHODODENDRONS — A SHORT HISTORY AND CULTIVATION NEEDS

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

When: Noon today

Details: The first in a series of free horticulture workshops about the genus Rhododendron. Potluck lunch at 12:20 p.m. followed by workshop at 1 p.m. Workshops will be followed by a free truss (cuttings) giveaway and society business. Non-members especially welcome.

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

SUNDAY, Feb. 17

CREATIVE RETREAT — MANDALA DOTTED HEARTS

Where: Hawaii Creative Retreats Studio, 614 Kilauea Ave., Suite 103, No. 25), Hilo

When: 2 p.m. Sunday

Details: This popular mandala dotting class returns with heart designs. Learn dotting techniques on paper and decorate a heart-shaped dish. All materials, tools and light refreshments included. Cost is $25. Register online at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com/.

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

THURSDAY, Feb. 21

KAMANA CENTER SENIOR LECTURES

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

When: 10 a.m. Thursday

Details: Series runs 10 weeks. Cost is $10 for the entire session. This week, the lecture will be “The 150th Anniversary of the 1st Japanese Immigrants arrival in Hawaii.”

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

FREE BROWN BAG TALK

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

When: Noon on Thursday

Details: This month’s speaker is Ilima DeCosta on the topic “I Pledge Aloha: For a Peaceful and Productive Community.” Learn precepts of aloha and what’s being done for others to take the “I Pledge Aloha” challenge. Hosted by Kuikahi Mediation Center.

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

MINDFUL FORGIVENESS TRAINING PROGRAM

Where: Moxie Fitness, 830 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: Noon on Thursdays through April 4

Details: Free series. Group process with discussions interspersed, with guided practice of mindful meditation and forgiveness tools. The format is not intended as group therapy, but rather to teach self-care skills to heal old wounds and prevent new ones. Intended for adults interested in forgiveness and mindfulness work. Must be able to commit to attending all six sessions and complete a pre and post assessment.

Contact: JoYi Rhyss, 756-7213, jrhyss@familyprogramhi.org

GENDER INEQUALITY

Where: UH-Hilo, Student Services, W-201, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Thursday

Details: Part of the UNA USA Hawaii Island Speaker Series. Featuring Sunyoung Kim. Free and open to public.

Contact: Rosemarie Muller, 631-294-0021, rcmuller27@hotmail.com

YOGA FOR BROWN HEART HAWAII SHELTER

Where: Balancing Monkey Yoga Studio, Hilo Shopping Center, 1221 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Thursday; 9 a.m. March 11

Details: As part of its Yoga for A Cause program, help raise funds to support the shelter, which cares for women on Hawaii Island who are pregnant and struggling with addiction and or substance misuse. Just by attending class, students help raise funds for this cause. All donations will provide services needed to keep the shelter open, including food, utilities and other miscellaneous costs. Cost for the Feb. 21 class is $7. Cost for the March 11 class is $12, $10 for those older than 60. Cash donations are accepted at the studio anytime.

Contact: Heidi, 633-8555, aloha@balancingmonkeyyoga.com

FRIDAY, Feb. 22

LITTLE FIRE ANT MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

Where: Hawaii Department of Agriculture, 16 E. Lanikaula St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Friday

Details: Free monthly workshop. Focused primarily on residents who want to manage little fire ants around their homes. Learn some ant biology basics, then be guided through the various management techniques. Runs until 3 p.m., with a break for lunch. Past clinics have been very well attended, so book early; limited seats available. Register online at www.littlefireants.com, via email or calling the number and address below.

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

COMING

BUDDHISM CLASS

Where: Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, 16-492 Old Volcano Road, Keaau

When: 10 a.m. Feb. 23

Details: Theme will be “Buddhism in Daily Lives – How I can find harmony in my life?” Learn how to find a balance in unbalanced situations at home, work, school, in human relationships and health issues of myself and that of a family and friend. Based on the Shin Buddhism teaching. Registration required; $5 donation. Open to public.

Contact: Satoshi Tomioka, 966-9981, mpunahongwanji@twc.com

HOMEBUYER SEMINAR

Where: Hawai’i Island Realtors, Conference Room, 1321 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Feb. 23

Details: Free. Learn about the basics of purchasing a home in Hawaii, the types of mortgages available, preparing financially and how to finance a home purchase. Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/home-buyer-seminar-hilo-tickets-54388686024. Limited seating; first come, first served.

Contact: Larry Lau, 933-7537, llau@asbhawaii.com

CREATIVE RETREAT — GIANT TISSUE PAPER FLOWERS

Where: Hawaii Creative Retreats Studio, 614 Kilauea Ave., Suite 103, No. 25, Hilo

When: 2 p.m. Feb. 24

Details: Make a variety of giant tissue paper flowers perfect for party and home decor. All materials and light refreshments included. Cost is $25. Register online at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.

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

BON DANCE CLASSES

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

When: 6 p.m. Feb. 26

Details: Every second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Exercise and fun; learn older, traditional as well as contemporary upbeat dances that can be danced at every bon dance throughout the summer. Also learn the history and background of the dances. Donation of $5.

Contact: Akiko Masuda, 963-6422, msakiko@hawaii.rr.com

MAC BASICS FOR SENIORS

Where: SeniorTech, UH-Hilo, Portable Building 7, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Feb. 27-28

Details: Learn the basics, such as the dock, menus, icons, the finder and the launcher. Learn how to open and quit applications properly. Bring your own laptop if you have one, your Apple ID and password. Cost is $50; daily parking fee $3.

Contact: June Knell, 932-7928, cyberlu@gmail.com

MINDFUL FORGIVENESS TRAINING PROGRAM

Where: Family Programs Hawaii, 64 Keawe St., Suite 201, Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 27-April 3

Details: Free series. Group process with discussions interspersed, with guided practice of mindful meditation and forgiveness tools. The format is not intended as group therapy, but rather to teach self-care skills to heal old wounds and prevent new ones. Intended for adults interested in forgiveness and mindfulness work. Must be able to commit to attending all six sessions and complete a pre and post assessment.

Contact: JoYi Rhyss, 756-7213, jrhyss@familyprogramhi.org

Clubs

TODAY, Feb. 16

NATIONAL ACTIVE AND RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES (NARFE)

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

When: 1 p.m. today

Details: Meetings the third Saturday of each month. Group’s purpose is to protect earned benefits for all active and retired Federal employees. Come early for a brown bag lunch at noon and enjoy fellowship.

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

TUESDAY, Feb. 19

ORCHIDLAND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

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

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Board meeting. Lot owners welcome. Board needs input from OLCA members for the 2019-20 budget.

Contact: Barbara Arthurs, 966-6141, babsarthurs@gmail.com

FRIDAY, Feb. 22

UPW RETIREES

Where: UPW Hall, 362 Lanikaula St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Friday

Details: Quarterly meeting. RSVP by Monday (Feb. 18) for lunch.

Contact: Shirley Ito, 935-7396, georgeito_12@msn.com

COMING

SOLO AUTOCROSS — SPORTS CAR CLUB OF AMERICA

Where: Hilo Drag Strip Kart track

When: 7:30 a.m. Feb. 24

Details: The Big Island of Hawaii Region SCCA hosts the 2019 RTP Championship Event No. 1. 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, 896-1333, scca@minicknet.com

A NEW WAY TO DO ROTARY

Where: WikiFRESH, 1177 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 27

Details: The Satellite Rotary Club of South Hilo meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. This is a project-based club that supports Rotary service projects throughout East Hawaii in a more relaxed format than traditional Rotary.

Contact: Benson Medina, 286-6559, rcshnews@gmail.com

Health

TODAY, Feb. 16

OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP

Where: Hilo Medical Center cafeteria, 1190 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 11:30 a.m. today

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

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

FRIDAY, Feb. 22

HILO PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP

Where: Aging Disability Resource Center, 1055 Kinoole Ave., Hilo

When: 2 p.m. Friday

Details: Videos from the Phoenix Caregiver’s Summit on “Communication and Intimacy in Parkinson’s Disease.” Group also meets at 8:30 a.m. every Monday and Friday at the Waiakea Rec Center for Rock Steady Boxing and 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the YMCA for an exercise class specially designed for people with PD.

Contact: Fran Calvert, 982-7511, fcalvert@hawaiiantel.net

NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP

Where: Oki Conference Room, 688 Kinoole St., Suite 115A, Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Details: Group helps people gain understanding and empathy for loved ones living with and recovering from mental illness. Come to learn more, connect with others and feel empowered.

Contact Name: Carol Denis, 935-0615, caroldhilo@gmail.com

COMING

AN INTRODUCTION TO REIKI WITH RAVI SINGH

Where: Laupahoehoe Public Library, 35-2065 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Laupahoehoe

When: 6 p.m. Feb. 25

Details: Singh, an international reiki practitioner, will talk about how to use reiki, universal life force energy, in our daily lives for more balanced living.

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

FOOD GARDENING DEMONSTRATION

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

When: 4:30 p.m. Feb. 27

Details: Members of the Blue Zones Project will share information about how to start your own garden and deal with pesky pests. Gardening is a source of daily physical activity that exercises the body with a wide range of motion and helps reduce stress.

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

Just for Keiki

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20

CARDBOARD CAR CRAFT — AFTER-SCHOOL IMAGINARIUM

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

When: 2:30 p.m. Wednesday

Details: Participants use basic cardboard and other craft supplies to make basic car parts such as wheels, headlights and bumpers. The cardboard is colored with markers and pens. Program is appropriate for ages 5 and older.

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

COMING

READ TO MOCHI

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

When: 11:30 a.m. Feb. 23

Details: Mochi is a service dog that loves to be read stories. Free and open to children who are at an elementary school reading level. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

PAJAMA JAMMIE JAM

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

When: 6 p.m. Feb. 26

Details: Miss Gretchen hosts this special story time before bedtime in the children’s room. Get comfy and cozy with bedtime stories and music as you wind down your busy day. All ages are welcome and bedtime attire is encouraged; you can even bring a blanket and pillow.

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

Outdoors

TODAY, Feb. 16

27TH ANNUAL PANA‘EWA STAMPEDE RODEO

Where: Hilo-Pana‘ewa Equestrian Center, 800 Stainback Highway, Hilo

When: Various times today through Monday

Details: Thrills and fun; bulls, broncs, horses and rodeo clowns. Paniolo boys and girls and keiki will compete in roping and riding events. Features paniolo skills from old Hawaii. Grand entry at noon Feb. 16 and 11 a.m. Feb. 17-18. Cowboy Church at 9 a.m. Feb. 17. Lots of food and crafts, too. Tickets are $10 at the gate; keiki 12 and younger are free. Get pre-sale tickets at Coldwell Banker Day-Lum in Hilo for $8. For more information, visit HawaiiRodeoStampede.com.

Contact: Nancy Cabral, 937-1004, NancyC@daylum.com

COMING

BIG ISLAND ROAD RUNNERS 2019 WAIKAUMALO 7-MILE CHALLENGE AND 4-MILE RUN

Where: Waikaumalo Park, Ninole

When: 7:30 a.m. Feb. 24

Details: This is a beautiful run/walk on Old Mamalahoa Highway. Day of race registration only, starting at 7 a.m. Cost is $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers.

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

Pau Hana

TODAY, Feb. 16

ROCKABILLY RIOT! DD & THE HIGH ROLLERS ROCK SWINGING SATURDAY

Where: Hilo Elks Lodge, 150 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: Rock out to 1950s dance music. Begin with a half-hour beginner-friendly dance lesson, then switch into high gear and party from 7:30-10 p.m. Entry is on a sliding scale, $10-$20 (pay what’s right for you), or only $5 with a pupu to share. No free passes. No partner necessary. New dancers and toe-tappers welcome. Hosted by the Hilo Hep Cats.

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

SUNDAY, Feb. 17

COMMUNITY BREAKFAST

Where: VFW Post 3830, 15-775 Maluhia Road, Nanawale Estates

When: 9 a.m. Sunday

Details: Pancakes, sausage. scrambled eggs, hash browns, fruit cocktail, tea and coffee for a donation of $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 7-12 and free for children 6 and younger. Served until 11 a.m. All welcome.

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

FRIDAY, Feb. 22

SOUL TOWN — MOTOWN MUSIC

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

When: 5 p.m. Friday

Details: For your dancing pleasure until 8 p.m. The band will take you back in time for the 1960s and 1970s. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Cover charge is $5.

Contact: Richard Robbins, 965-0133, RobbinsR006@Hawaii.rr.com

Performances

TODAY, Feb. 16

THE MAKAHA SONS

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: Doors open at 6 p.m. For more than 40 years, the Makaha Sons have committed themselves to perpetuating traditional Hawaiian music throughout Hawaii and around the globe. Don’t miss this annual live concert. Let the legacy of Hawaiian music continue.

Contact: Phillips, 934-7010, info@hilopalace.com

COUNTRY DANCE

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

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: Enjoy country music performed by the Gone Country band. Cover charge $5. Food plates and beverages will be available for purchase.

Contact: Richard Robbins, 965-0133, RobbinsR006@Hawaii.rr.com

SUNDAY, Feb. 17

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES

Where: Makuu Farmers Market, 15-2131 Keaau-Pahoa Road, Pahoa

When: 8:30 a.m. Sunday

Details: These award-winning singer/songwriters perform live acoustic music.

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

“THE FAVOURITE”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday

Details: Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Nominated for 10 Academy Awards, this is a period piece with a modern bite. Two trusted servants compete for the affection of a frail Queen Anne in early 18th century England.

Contact: Phillips, 934-7010, info@hilopalace.com

TUESDAY, Feb. 19

HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE BANDSTAND

Where: Mooheau Bandstand, 329 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Tuesdays

Details: This week, musician/singer Ricky Alaniz and hula maiden Noe Noe Kekaualua entertain. A lei making workshop is included. Alu Like’s Halau Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna entertain Feb. 26.

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

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES

Where: Hilo Farmers Market

When: 10 a.m. Wednesday

Details: These award-winning singer/songwriters perform live acoustic music.

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

THURSDAY, Feb. 21

JAZZ NIGHT

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Thursday

Details: Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Cost is $10. Music by Soul On A Roll. The Palace Cafe will be open, with special menu items. Wine and Mehana beer will be available for purchase. Come early, seating is limited.

Contact: Phillips, 934-7010, info@hilopalace.com

FRIDAY, Feb. 22

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES

Where: Hana Hou Restaurant, 95-1148 Naalehu Spur Road, Naalehu

When: 4 p.m. Friday

Details: These award-winning singer/songwriters perform live acoustic music.

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

“DIRT RICH”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Details: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Through the exploration of geo-therapy strategies, Dirt Rich presents timely solutions to reverse the effects of runaway global warming by re-stabilizing atmospheric carbon levels through the return of carbon to the soil, simultaneously solving two of the most challenging environmental problems of our time.

Contact: Phillips, 934-7010, info@hilopalace.com

COMING

ERIC SARDINAS BAND

Where: Honokaa People’s Theatre, 45-3574 Mamane St., Honokaa

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 23

Details: Featuring the legendary slide blues rock guitar artist. Doors open at 6 p.m. General admission $35, Gold Circle $55.

Contact: Les Hershhorn, 896-4845, bluesbearhawaii@gmail.com

SHAKUHACHI PERFORMANCE AND WORKSHOP

Where: Aikido of Hilo, 29 Shipman St., No. 106, Hilo

When: 4 p.m. Feb. 23

Details: Join international master of Shakuhachi, Marco Lienhard, for a presentation about the history and background of Japanese bamboo flutes. Learn about the Shinobue, Shakuhachi and Noh flutes, understanding the differences in structure, sound and technique. Following the presentation, there will be a brief opportunity to get hands-on experience exploring the Fue or Shakuhachi with Marco’s guidance. There also will be a one-hour beginners workshop on the Shakuhachi following the presentation. Some flutes will be available to use.

Contact: Marco Lienhard, 646-418-8808, taikoza@gmail.com

THE HENRIK MANEUVER

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 23

Details: Doors open at 6 p.m. A physical comedy show like no other. Henrik Bothe presents a night to remember of comedy, magic, juggling and much much more. Tickets are available at the Palace box office. Reserved seating is available.

Contact Name: Phillips, 934-7010, info@hilopalace.com

FREE SPRING CONCERT — BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR DENNIS SOARES

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

When: 2 p.m. Feb. 24

Details: The center’s first concert of 2019 celebrates Dennis Soares’ 65th birthday with live music by Tiana Malone Jennings and Hawi Devi, The Green Flash, Dennis and Christy Soares and others. The show runs until 5 p.m.; potluck follows. Bring a dish to share. Admission is free but donations are welcome.

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

“AT ETERNITY’S GATE”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 2:30 p.m. Feb. 24; 7 p.m. Feb. 24-26

Details: Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Led by a mesmerizing performance from Willem Dafoe in the central role, this film intriguingly imagines Vincent Van Gogh’s troubled final days.

Contact: Phillips, 934-7010, info@hilopalace.com

ERIC SARDINAS BAND

Where: Hilo Town Tavern, 168 Keawe St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 24

Details: Doors: open at 6;30 p.m. General admission $35, Gold Circle $55.

Contact: Les Hershhorn, 896-4845, bluesbearhawaii@gmail.com

“FROM PAHOA WITH LAVA”

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

When: March 2 and the 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, laulimapahoa@gmail.com

All Kine Stuffs

TODAY, Feb. 16

PULAMA MAULI OLA (A FREE COMMUNITY EVENT)

Where: Ke Kula ‘O Nawahiokalani‘opu‘u Public Charter School, 16-120 Opukahaia St., Keaau

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: A unified Hawaiian language and cultural event, free to the community, with lots of food, fresh produce, children games, a free concert, cultural and language presentations and a variety of Hawaiian craft vendors.

Contact: Haunani Keamo, 430-4496, haunani@nawahi.org

JOSEPH THEROUX READING

Where: Basically Books, 1672 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. today

Details: Robert Louis Stevenson as a detective is the premise of Hilo resident Theroux’s two historical mystery novels set in the Hawaiian Kingdom. Free event.

Contact: Christine Reed, 961-0144, bbinfo@hawaiiantel.net

MONDAY, Feb. 18

HAWAII DISTRICT SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR

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

When: 9 a.m. Monday and Tuesday

Details: View the 2019 Hawaii District Science and Engineering Fair projects. Projects from public and private schools throughout East Hawaii will be on display. Winners for each category will be noted at the displays.

Contact: Whitney Aragaki, 896-0666, hdsefair@gmail.com

THE JOURNEY CONTINUES: LIVES OF PORTUGUESE IMMIGRANT DESCENDANTS

Where: Lyman Museum, 276 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Monday; 3 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Heartfelt and compelling accounts of life among the descendants of Portuguese immigrants in East Hawaii are brought to life by Beth and Edward Andrade (portraying Erma and Norbert Serrao) and Gabriella Cabanas (as Dolores Tavares). Tales of devotion to family and church, and of sacrifices made to ensure a better future for the next generation. Cost is $3; free to museum members.

Contact: Lyman Museum, 935-5021, education@lymanmuseum.org

TUESDAY, Feb. 19

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. Tuesday and Feb. 26

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

THURSDAY, Feb. 21

STEWARDSHIP OF KIPUKAPUAULU

Where: Meet at the Kipukapuaulu parking lot on Mauna Loa Road, off Highway 11

When: 9:30 a.m. Thursday and Feb. 28

Details: Help remove troublesome plants from this home to an astonishing diversity of native forest and understory plants. Bring clippers or pruners, sturdy gloves, a hat and water. Wear closed-toe shoes and clothing that you don’t mind getting permanently stained from morning glory sap. Be prepared for cool and wet or hot and sunny weather. Meet at the Kipukapuaulu parking lot on Mauna Loa Road off Highway 11 in the park. New volunteer? Contact Marilyn Nicholson for more information at nickem@hawaii.rr.com.

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

RETURN TO THE WILD, ONE YEAR LATER: AN UPDATE ON THE REINTRODUCTION EFFORTS OF ALALA

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

When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday

Details: Catch up on the whereabouts of the alala with Rachel Kingsley, education and outreach associate for The Alala Project. Through intensive conservation efforts, 11 Hawaiian crows have survived in native Hawaiian forests for more than a year and were joined by another 10. Kingsley will provide information about this unique species, an update about the birds that have been reintroduced, as well as plans for future reintroduction efforts. Free, although a $5 donation is appreciated.

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

FRIDAY, Feb. 22

COFFEE TALK AT KAHUKU: HONU‘EA, THE ENDANGERED HAWSKBILL TURTLE

Where: Kahuku Unit Visitor Center, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Friday

Details: Honu‘ea, or hawksbill turtles, are critically endangered; only 165 nesting females have been documented since tagging began in 1991. About 90 percent of all the documented nesting activity in the state has occurred on Hawaii Island. Lauren Kurpita, director of the Hawaii Island Hawksbill Turtle Recovery Project, will talk about the differences between hawksbill and green sea turtle species, threats hawksbills encounter and conservation efforts to help protect this species.

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

COMING

65TH ANNUAL WAIAKEA LIONS CHUCKWAGON BREAKFAST

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

When: 6:30 a.m. Feb. 23

Details: Eat in, pick up or drive through. Come out and support the club by enjoying a great breakfast for only $6. Tickets can be purchased from any Waiakea Lions member, Waiakea High School Leos or Boy/Cub Scouts of Troop/Pack 19. Tickets also available at the door.

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

STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 8:45 a.m. Feb. 23

Details: Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive, non-native plant species that prevent native plants from growing in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Wear sturdy hiking shoes, long-sleeve shirts and long pants. Bring a hat, rain gear, day pack, snacks and water. Gloves and tools are provided. No advance registration required; no cost to participate, but park entrance fees apply. Meet project leaders Paul and Jane Field at Kilauea Visitor Center. Visit www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/summit_stewardship.htm for additional planning details.

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

CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION WITH KOZMO MIMZI ANIMATION THEATER

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

When: 1 p.m. Feb. 23

Details: Celebrate the Year of the Pig with Chinese New Year-themed crafts, music and a parade. Free; all materials will be provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

HAWAIIAN MUSIC KANIKAPILA

Where: Church of the Holy Apostles, 1407 Kapiolani St., Hilo

When: Noon on Feb. 24

Details: First of the church’s monthly kanikapila to play Hawaiian mele. Participants will use “He Mele Aloha” (the big blue book) as a “textbook,” so bring yours along. Those who want to lead a song not from the book should bring sheet music to share. Players of all abilities are welcome – bring your ukulele, guitar, ipu, harmonica or whatever and play and or sing along. There will be plenty of people available who can guide pronunciation. Runs until 2 p.m.

Contact: Chele Hryniuk, 935-5545, thehroost@hotmail.com

VOLCANOES AT THE MOVIES

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 26

Details: Volcanologists Cheryl Gansecki and Ken Hon with the University of Hawaii at Hilo as they examine (and possibly make fun of) the history of volcanoes as they are portrayed in the movies. How realistic are cinematic volcanic eruptions? How likely is lava in L.A. or New York? What is it with the flaming rocks anyway? And why do they explode? Come be entertained and hopefully learn a little more about genuine and completely faked volcanic phenomena. Free; park entrance fees apply.

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

‘IKE HANA NO‘EAU — EXPERIENCE THE SKILLFULL WORK: HU

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center lanai, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10 a.m. Feb. 27

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 this popular and traditional Hawaiian art. Free; park fees apply.

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

ONGOING

Saturdays

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

INSTANT DRAWING

Where: Ben Franklin, 333 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: Noon on Saturdays

Details: Learn to draw everything from plants to animals to people. For ages 10 and older. Cost is $17.50 for each two-hour class. Supply list given during the first class. You also can bring your own pencils, paper and drawing board.

Contact: Joy, 935-0005, tinacintron.art@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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 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

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS

Where: Serenity House, 15-2579 Pahoa-Keaau Road, Pahoa

When: Noon on Mondays

Details: If willpower is not working, turn to Overeaters Anonymous. This is not a diet or calories club. No dues or fees. Newcomers are welcome.

Contact: 345-2753, viviansuet@hotmail.com

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

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

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

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

BASIC STRETCH AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISE CLASS

Where: Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi, Hilo Office, 1438 Kilauea Ave.

When: 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through July 30

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

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

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

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS

Where: Church of the Holy Apostles, 1407 Kapiolani St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays

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

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

HAVE FUN WITH WATERCOLOR

Where: Ben Franklin, 333 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: Experimental and traditional techniques to bring the fun of watercolor to your eyes and hands. No previous experience necessary. Supply list given during the first class. For ages 11 and older. Cost is $17.50 per two-hour class.

Contact: Joy, 935-0005, tinacintron.art@gmail.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.

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

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 FITNESS 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. Caregivers welcome.

Contact: YMCA, 935-3721

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

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

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

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

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

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS

Where: Puna Congregational Church, 16-647 Old Volcano Road, Room 6, Keaau

When: 5 p.m. 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

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

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

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

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Contact: Dana C., 430-6653, dr.easthawaii@gmail.com

Source: https://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/2019/02/16/community/calendar-for-february-16/

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