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Arts & Exhibits

THURSDAY, Oct. 20

HAWAI‘I NEI ART CONTEST INTAKE

Where: Wailoa Art and Cultural Center, 200 Piopio St., Hilo

When: By 3 p.m. Thursday (registration); intake Oct. 29

Details: All artwork for the Hawai‘i Nei Art Contest must be registered online prior to intake. East Hawaii intake will be 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Wailoa Center. Register at http://www.hawaiineiartcontest.org/how-to-enter.html.

Contact: Emily Leucht, 430-1994, hawaii.nei.art@gmail.com

COMING

BONSAI SHOW WITH ‘OHANA LEHUA BONSAI CLUB

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

When: 9 a.m. Oct. 22

Details: Come and enjoy the bonsai display on the lanai. Free.

Contact: Claire Seu, 933-8890, claire.seu@librarieshawaii.org

HAWAI‘I NEI ART CONTEST EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION

Where: Wailoa Art and Cultural Center, 200 Piopio St., Hilo

When: 4:30 p.m. Nov. 4

Details: Youth reception takes place first followed by a formal reception and award ceremony for the adult division at 5:30 p.m. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded along with music, crafts and refreshments and the annual native species costume contest. All ages welcome. Exhibit runs through Dec. 15 at the Wailoa Center.

Contact: Emily Leucht, 430-1994, hawaii.nei.art@gmail.com

HAWAI‘I HANDWEAVERS’ HUI DEMONSTRATION AND SALE

Where: Ulu La‘au (Waimea Nature Park), 66-1246 Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea

When: 9 a.m. Nov. 5

Details: A selection of beautiful handwoven items such as rugs, kitchen towels, lap blankets and scarves will be on sale. Members of the hui also will demonstrate a variety of fiber spinning and weaving techniques.

Contact: Hawai‘i Handweavers’ Hui, 443-4482, hhhbigisland@gmail.com

PARADISE ART STUDIO TOUR

Where: Hawaiian Paradise Park, Kaloli and Paradise streets

When: 10 a.m. Dec. 3-4

Details: Free. Visit artists in their home studios. Seven studios with 25 local artists showing oil paintings, watercolors, collages, pastels, acrylics, cement works, wood sculptures, jewelry making, pottery, ceramics, silk paintings, fashion art, gourd crafting, photography and more. Free featured demos.

Contact: Karen Hagen, 982-5150, paradisestudiotour@gmail.com

WAIMEA OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL

Where: Multiple venues (Waimea, Kohala Coast, Kaupulehu-Kona)

When: Beginning at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 2, 2017; through Jan. 10

Details: More than 60 films, Q&A filmmaker sessions and more. Festival passes available online at www.waimeaoceanfilm.org. The 2017 festival program will be posted in mid-December. Cost varies per pass purchased.

Contact: Tania Howard, 854-6095, info@waimeaoceanfilm.org

Classes

TODAY, Oct. 15

QIGONG FOR BEGINNERS

Where: Aikido of Hilo, 29 Shipman St.

When: 8 a.m. Saturdays through Nov. 5

Details: Cost is $35. Qi is the energy or natural force that fills the universe and our bodies. Qigong is working to harmonize and balance qi while removing qi blockages.

Contact: CCECS, 932-7830, ccecs@hawaii.edu

“ORCHIDS AROUND THE WORLD”

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

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Discover where orchids come from and where they will thrive. Learn how to divide and repot your orchid. Cost is $25 or $20 for VAC members. Pre-registration required. Call or email for additional details or to register.

Contact: Cheryl Wilson, 967-8222, workshops@volcanoartcenter.org

MEDICARE 101 SEMINAR

Where: John Y. Iwane Credit Union Center Training Room, 73-5611 Olowalu St., Kailua-Kona

When: 9:30 a.m. today

Details: Many important questions will be answered; no plan-specific benefits or details will be shared. Free, but seating is limited.

Contact: HCFCU Marketing Department, 930-7700, marketing@hicommfcu.com

ZENTANGLE: “ALTERED BOOKS”

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

When: 10 a.m. today

Details: Learn fun and creative strategies to “re-create” a book as a personal art journal with Zentangle. Students will be guided through a few simple techniques to assist them in “getting over” the thought of never writing or drawing in a book. Cost is $35 or $30 for VAC members, plus a $10 supply fee. Participants are welcome to bring their own reclaimed book or journal. No artistic experience required.

Contact: Cheryl Wilson, 967-8222, workshops@volcanoartcenter.org

EXPERIMENTAL WATERCOLORS WITH PATTI PEASE JOHNSON

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

When: Noon today

Details: Cost is $50 or $45 for VAC members, plus a $10 supply fee. Beginner and intermediate artists welcome. Call or email to inquire about registration.

Contact: Cheryl Wilson, 967-8222, workshops@volcanoartcenter.org

GOURD DESIGN WORKSHOP

Where: Society for Kona’s Education & Art, 84-5191 Mamalahoa Highway, Honaunau

When: Noon today

Details: Tuition is $10 for SKEA members, $12 for nonmembers. Call or email for additional details.

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

YOGA IN THE DARK: YOGA WORKSHOP ON THE FIVE KOSHAS WITH HANNAH LIPMAN

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Saturdays beginning today (five weeks)

Details: Explore the koshas through asana, meditation and pranayama. As a metaphor, the koshas help describe what it feels like to do yoga from the inside — the process of aligning what in contemporary language we often call mind, body and spirit.

Contact: Yoga Centered, 934-7233, frontdesk@yogacentered.com

SUNDAY, Oct. 16

INTUITIVE PAINTING AND YOGA WITH DAVIDA MOORE

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 12:30 p.m. Sunday

Details: Cost is $35 for drop-ins. Workshop focuses on reconnecting with the flow of nature, emotions and our bodies. Activities will include intuitive water painting, open discussion, a short yoga asana practice that will bring balance to the sacral chakra, breathing exercises and meditation for accessing the sacral chakra and a sharing circle.

Contact: Yoga Centered, 934-7233, frontdesk@yogacentered.com

SUNDAY CLAY – HIGH FIRE!

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

When: 2:30 p.m. Sundays beginning Oct. 16 (six weeks)

Details: Teaching artists Chiu Leong, Erik Wold and Emily Herb will be available for individualized assistance — answering questions and troubleshooting problems. Emphasis will be on learning and refining wheel-throwing skills and the possibilities of stoneware glazes. Eight registration slots open to wheel-throwers; two additional places open to hand-builders. Cost is $170 or $152 for VAC members, plus a $13 materials fee. Additional clay will be available for purchase.

Contact: Cheryl Wilson, 967-8222, workshops@volcanoartcenter.org

MONDAY, Oct. 17

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

IPAD 1 FOR SENIORS 50+

Where: SeniorNet, UH-Hilo Portable Building 7, Kapiolani St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

Details: Learn the basic functions of your iPad, how to surf the internet, how to read and send emails with photos attached. Provide your own iPad; bring Apple ID and password. Cost is $42 plus $44 annual SeniorNet membership fee. Limit four students.

Contact: June Knell, 932-7928, cyberlu@gmail.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, har_c1@yahoo.com

“PAINTING WITH PEGGY”

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

When: Noon on Mondays

Details: Margaret “Peggy” Stanton leads an ongoing series of acrylic painting workshops for artists of all levels. Each three-hour class is a hands-on painting session where participants learn to approach their painting process with a new awareness and understanding of color dynamics and composition. Cost for each session is $20 or $15 for VAC members. Student supply list is available online at www.volcanoartcenter.org or by calling VAC.

Contact: Cheryl Wilson, 967-8222, workshops@volcanoartcenter.org

MICROSOFT OFFICE INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER TRAINING — CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Where: UH-Hilo, UCB 105, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Details: Topics will include advance formatting, forms, PDF creation, formulas, creation of templates, linking web pages, using objects and much more. Includes textbook. Cost is $275.

Contact: College of Continuing Education and Community Service, 983-7830, ccecs@hawaii.edu

GARAGEBAND FOR BEGINNERS — RECORD AND MIX MUSIC AT HOME

Where: UH-Hilo, UCB 125, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday

Details: Produce, record and mix music at home. Apple’s Garageband is a powerful digital audio workstation included with all Macs. Cost is $195, which includes textbook and keyboard MIDI controller.

Contact: CCECS, 932-7830, ccecs@hawaii.edu

CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH

Where: UH-Hilo, K106, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Nov. 21 (no class Oct. 31)

Details: Cost is $100. This introductory course will equip students with elementary conversational skills. Focus will be given to Spanish pronunciation and vocabulary. No prior knowledge of Spanish is necessary.

Contact: CCECS, 932-7830, ccecs@hawaii.edu

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

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES, INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED CHA-CHA

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

When: 6:15 p.m. Mondays through Nov. 28

Details: Cost is $10 per session. Must be 55 and older.

Contact: J. Lauro, 966-8147

TUESDAY, Oct. 18

ZUMBA FITNESS

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: Free class. 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

MARK ALAN VOCAL WORKS: FOUR-WEEK VOCAL WORKSHOP

Where: Puna Covenant Church, 16-647 Old Volcano Road, Keaau

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday; Oct. 25 and Nov. 1

Details: Lecture/discussion about practical aspects of singing followed by small group breakout sessions where singers of all experience levels can practice concepts learned. Cost is $25 per class; $90 for all four.

Contact: Mark Sheffield, 238-6049, everyonecansing16@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 19

LISTENING AND SPEAKING FOR ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

Where: Hawaii Community College, 1175 Manono St., Building 380, Room 37, Hilo

When: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (testing only)

Details: Intensive eight-week course helps prepare you for work or college. Small classes and experienced teachers. Three levels offered. Classes are Tuesday through Friday. Cost for residents is $275. Call or email for additional details.

Contact: Eri Hall, 934-2698, erihall@hawaii.edu

READING AND VOCABULARY FOR ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

Where: Hawaii Community College, 1175 Manono St., Building 380, Room 37, Hilo

When: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (testing only)

Details: Intensive eight-week course helps prepare you for work or college. Small classes and experienced teachers. Three levels offered. Classes are Tuesday through Friday. Cost for residents is $275. Call or email for additional details.

Contact: Eri Hall, 934-2698, erihall@hawaii.edu

WRITING AND GRAMMAR FOR ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

Where: Hawaii Community College, 1175 Manono St., Building 380, Room 37, Hilo

When: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (testing only)

Details: Intensive eight-week course helps prepare you for work or college. Small classes and experienced teachers. Three levels offered. Classes are Tuesday through Friday. Cost for residents is $275. Call or email for additional details.

Contact: Eri Hall, 934-2698, erihall@hawaii.edu

HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS

Where: Hawaii Community College, Manono Campus, Building 379-1, Kaneikeao Room, 1175 Manono St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Wednesday

Details: Attendees will learn about entrepreneurship, key ingredients for business success, steps involved in starting your own business, sources of capital and other resources for the startup business. Cost is $25. Registration required.

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

KOBUKAN KENDO CLUB

Where: Waiakea Recreation Center, 1634 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Wednesdays; 9 a.m. Saturdays

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: Chief instructor John Akagi, 333-8520, kobukan.kendo@gmail.com

BIG ISLAND BALLROOM DANCE CLUB FALL CLASSES

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

When: 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays

Details: Singles and couples welcome. Classes include hustle, waltz I and salsa II. Cost is $6 per class for the whole session and the final quarter membership fee is $7.50. Call for class schedule.

Contact: Judy, 935-1433

THURSDAY, Oct. 20

FALL SENIOR LECTURE SERIES

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

When: 10 a.m. Thursdays

Details: Series includes lectures about a wide variety of topics, a field trip to the local TV station and a Christmas lunch in December. This week’s lecture features Sara Yoshita and Stan Klask who will present information about the history of the Gas Co. and tips for what to do in various emergencies.

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

POTTERY CLASSES

Where: Kilauea Studios, Kurtistown

When: 10 a.m. Thursday

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

WRITING FROM THE SUBCONSCIOUS

Where: UH-Hilo, UCB 104, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 10

Details: Cost is $65. Class offers strategies that will help students silence the inner critic, become more creative and surprise themselves with compelling work that isn’t like anything else out there.

Contact: CCECS, 932-7830, ccecs@hawaii.edu

FRIDAY, Oct. 21

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES, CHA-CHA FOR BEGINNERS

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

When: 9 a.m. Fridays through Dec. 2

Details: Cost is $10 per session. Must be 55 and older.

Contact: J. Lauro, 966-8147

WOMEN OF GLORY: “ENCOUNTERING HEAVEN”

Where: Central Christian Church, 109 Haili St., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Friday

Details: Opportunity to encounter the heavenly realm. Call or email for additional details.

Contact: Sharon Shambaugh, 935-8025, ccchilo@hawaii.rr.com

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES, CHA-CHA FOR BEGINNERS

Where: Keaau Community Center, behind Keaau Police Station

When: 6:30 p.m. Fridays through Dec. 2

Detail: Cost is $10 per session. Must be 55 and older.

Contact: J. Lauro, 966-8147

COMING

BEGINNING REIKI CERTIFICATION

Where: Halai Healing Place, 75-5737 Kuakini Highway, Kailua-Kona

When: 8 a.m. Oct. 22-23

Details: Learn this ancient healing art passed down through the sacred tradition of the Usui Method of Natural Healing to heal yourself and others. No experience necessary. Everyone welcome. Pre-registration required. Cost is $350 plus tax. Limited space.

Contact: LaRen, 987-6010, LaRen@HalaiHealingPlace.com

ECOSOLUTIONS TO GARDEN PESTS AND DISEASES

Where: UH-Hilo, CAB 102, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Oct. 22

Details: Cost is $35. Explore a variety of akamai and hands-on strategies for reducing fertilizer and irrigation costs while maximizing the overall health of your garden ecosystem. Participants will make a few environmentally friendly garden formulations during class, which they will be able to depart with at the end of the workshop.

Contact: CCECS, 932-7830, ccecs@hawaii.edu

BONSAI CLASS WITH ‘OHANA LEHUA BONSAI CLUB

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

When: 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 22

Details: Returning students and new students welcome. You must bring your own bonsai plant from home. Register in advance. Free.

Contact: Claire Seu, 933-8890, claire.seu@librarieshawaii.org

BOTANICAL ART WORKSHOPS WITH LINDA VOROBIK

Where: Society for Kona’s Education & Art, 84-5191 Mamalahoa Highway, Honaunau

When: 11 a.m. Oct. 22-23, 6 p.m. Oct. 25-27, 11 a.m. Oct. 29-30

Details: Three workshops: Basic Botanical Drawing, Advanced Botanical Watercolor, Beginning Botanical Watercolor, respectively. Call SKEA for more information or to register.

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

YOGA BEGINNERS SERIES WITH AMANDA WEBSTER

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 12:30 p.m. Oct. 22

Details: Cost is $15 per class or $60 for series. Learn foundational yoga poses, proper alignment, how to breathe and basic philosophy. Build strength, increase flexibility and gain confidence in your practice.

Contact: Yoga Centered, 934-7233, frontdesk@yogacentered.com

IPHONE 1 FOR SENIORS 50+

Where: SeniorNet, UH-Hilo Portable Building 7, Kapiolani Street, Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Oct. 24 and 27

Details: Explore your settings, navigate, play with calendar, camera and photos, explore apps and multitasking. Have fun with phone and email. Provide own iPhone. Bring Apple ID and password. Cost is $42 plus $44 annual SeniorNet membership fee. Limit four students.

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

WINDOWS 10 DEMYSTIFIED

Where: UH-Hilo, PB 7, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Oct. 24-26

Details: Designed for current Microsoft Windows users transitioning to Windows 10. Learn how to personalize user settings, menus, browser options, applications and security features. Cost is $75.

Contact: College of Continuing Education and Community Service, 983-7830, ccecs@hawaii.edu

WINDOWS 10 OVERVIEW FOR SENIORS 50+

Where: SeniorNet, UH-Hilo Portable Building 7, Kapiolani Street, Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Oct. 25

Details: Finding your way around Windows 10, from getting started to turning off your system. Also learn about the new browser and customizing windows. Cost is $25 plus $44 annual SeniorNet membership fee.

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

CONFLICT RESOLUTION WORKSHOP

Where: Workforce Development Division, 1990 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 8:30 a.m. Oct. 26

Details: Learn how to connect with people and identify common ground so you can develop positive personal and professional relationships. Register before Oct. 17.

Contact: Debbie Shigehara, 934-2700, deborahs@hawaii.edu

PRACTICE INNER NOURISHING QIGONG (MEDICAL QIGONG) FOR CHRONIC PAIN

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

When: 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, Oct. 26-Nov. 19

Details: Cost is $65. Registration deadline is Oct 23.

Contact: Jana Ching, 961-6922, jana.hiqi@gmail.com

EDIBLE WILD PLANTS WITH ZACH MERMEL

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

When: 9 a.m. Oct. 29

Details: Interact firsthand with many of these underappreciated edibles at Kipuka Pua‘ulu. Cost is $40 or $30 for VAC members. Class size is limited, so register early. Attendees will carpool from VAC’s Niaulani Campus to the park.

Contact: Cheryl Wilson, 967-8222, workshops@volcanoartcenter.org

“THE PIANO HINGE, UNHINGED” — A BOOKBINDING WORKSHOP WITH CHARLENE ASATO

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

When: 9 a.m. Oct. 29

Details: The mysteries of the piano hinge book will be dispelled in this workshop. In this bookbinding workshop, you’ll learn how to create your own piano hinge books.

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

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS, DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

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

When: 10 a.m. Oct. 29

Details: Join artist Lee Walczuk for a family inter-cultural art activity that honors the folk heritage of Mexico. Mask making and spaces of memory to honor loved ones who died will be created. Bring small images to use. Free.

Contact: Claire Seu, 933-8890, claire.seu@librarieshawaii.org

YOGA NIDRA WITH AMANDA WEBSTER

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 29

Details: Every last Saturday of the month. Cost is $20. Workshop opens with a discussion about the practice of yoga nidra, which translates to “the yoga of sleep.” After the discussion, engage in a brief restorative yoga sequence and then practice yoga nidra.

Contact: Yoga Centered, 934-7233, frontdesk@yogacentered.com

BACK CARE SERIES WITH CAT

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 1:30 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 30-Nov. 27

Details: Cost is $15 for drop-ins, $60 for series of five sessions. Take a journey within along the spine. Classes designed to introduce students to various postures that can alleviate tension or strengthen that particular area. Mindfulness and modifications of the poses due to limitations and injuries are incorporated as well as maintaining a safe practice.

Contact: Yoga Centered, 934-7233, frontdesk@yogacentered.com

WRITING AND GRAMMAR REFRESHER

Where: Workforce Development Division, 1990 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 8:30 a.m. Oct. 31

Details: Learn how to improve your writing skills and avoid common mistakes. For those who need a brush-up on writing basics. Interactive exercises will provide an opportunity to put what is learned into practice. Register before Oct. 17.

Contact: Debbie Shigehara, 934-2700, deborahs@hawaii.edu

SALAK PRESENTATION

Where: Komohana Research and Extension Station, Room D202, 875 Komohana St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Oct. 31

Details: Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers meeting with a presentation about the unusual palm fruit salak, or snake fruit, by East Hawaii Chapter vice president John Jusczak. Free and open to the public.

Contact: Richard Forster, 783-1498, HTFGEastHawaii@mail.com

ARCGIS — GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS REFRESHER COURSE

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

When: 3 p.m. Nov. 1-3

Details: This 12-hour tutorial/refresher training is composed of sequential tutorial exercises that provide students with a basic review of ArcGIS. Cost is $125.

Contact: College of Continuing Education and Community Service, 983-7830, ccecs@hawaii.edu

DEEP GONG BATH AND KUNDALINI ACTIVATION WITH JADE RAJBIR KAUR

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 1

Details: First Tuesday of every month. Cost is $20 for drop-ins. As the waves of the original sound current wash you clean, you will resonate with pleasure, joy and bliss. Considered a powerful form of sound therapy, the gong is extremely effective in causing healing and transformation on multi-levels.

Contact: Yoga Centered, 934-7233, frontdesk@yogacentered.com

BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS TRAINING

Where: UH-Hilo, UCB 125 (Mac) or PB 7 (PC), 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Nov. 2, 4, 7 and 9

Details: Learn the basics of computers. Topics range from mouse navigation, opening and closing windows, the internet, saving files, setting up an email and transferring photos from your camera. Cost is $75.

Contact: College of Continuing Education and Community Service, 983-7830, ccecs@hawaii.edu

MONTHLY BALL ROLLING WORKSHOP WITH SHANNON SCHAFER

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., hilo

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 3

Details: Every first Thursday of the month. Using the techniques of ball rolling, Schafer will help you find myofascial release through self-massage. Schafer teaches a new technique each month focusing on a different part of the body using ball rolling.

Contact: Yoga Centered, 934-7233, frontdesk@yogacentered.com

INTRO TO FLOW SERIES WITH AMANDA WEBSTER

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 12:30 p.m. Nov. 5 and Dec. 3

Details: Cost is $35 for both sessions, $20 per workshop. Classes teach you to maintain an attentive, centered state of mind while transitioning from one point in time to the next, teaching to maintain the steadiness and ease established in the stillness of a single pose to transition from one pose to the next in a breath-centric way. Continuation of the knowledge established in the beginners series and will eliminate any intimidation or satisfy any curiosity you might have about taking the next step.

Contact: Yoga Centered, 934-7233, frontdesk@yogacentered.com

BEGINNERS SERIES WITH SHANNON SCHAFER

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 6-Dec. 4

Details: Cost is $15 for drop-ins, $60 for entire series (five weeks). New to yoga? Have questions? Want to refine your practice and get back to the basics? This is the series for you. Learn foundational yoga poses, proper alignment, how to breathe and basic philosophy. Build strength, increase flexibility and gain confidence in your practice.

Contact: Yoga Centered, 934-7233, frontdesk@yogacentered.com

HAND BUILDING WITH CLAY WITH LISA LOUISE ADAMS

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

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Nov. 8; 2:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning Nov. 10 (six weeks both sessions)

Details: Learn how to coil, pinch and slab-build form, manipulate and carve then let dry, get fired, paint on glazes and fire again. If you already know how to throw, wheels will be available. Cost for the either workshop is $125 or $113 for VAC members, plus a $25 materials fee.

Contact: Cheryl Wilson, 967-8222, workshops@volcanoartcenter.org

IS IT A SERVICE ANIMAL?

Where: Aging and Disability Resource Center, 1055 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Nov. 10

Details: Workshop explaining Health Department rules, what is a service animal, verification by business owner and internal policy. Light refreshments. Must RSVP; limited seating and no walk-ins. Call or email for additional details or to register.

Contact: Stafford Oyama, 937-9744, stafford.oyama@gmail.com

LIVE YOUR YOGA: KOHALA YOGA RETREAT WITH MOLLY MASAOKA AND AMANDA WEBSTER

Where: Hawaii Island Retreat Center, 250 Lokahi Road, Kapaau

When: 3 p.m. Nov. 10-13

Details: Yoga, meditation, nature, journaling, Ayurveda discussions, self-care practices, community development. Receive 25 hours of continuing education credit recognized by Yoga Alliance from ERYT. Prices vary by date of registration and what accommodations you seek. Call, email or visit Yoga Centered’s website (yogacentered.com) for more information.

Contact: Yoga Centered, 934-7233, frontdesk@yogacentered.com

NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY — FIELD COURSE

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Nov. 11-12

Details: Learn how to manipulate your DSLR to take better and more captivating night photos. Cost is $75.

Contact: College of Continuing Education and Community Service, 983-7830, ccecs@hawaii.edu

ADOBE INDESIGN — INTRODUCTION

Where: UH-Hilo, UCB 125, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 4:30 p.m. Nov. 14-16

Details: Learn how to use this popular page layout software to design and create professional quality letterhead, business cards, brochures, PDF files that play movies and more. Cost is $75.

Contact: College of Continuing Education and Community Service, 983-7830, ccecs@hawaii.edu

WASHI CHIGIRI-E JAPANESE ART CLASS

Where: Culture and Arts Department, 28 Shipman St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Nov. 19, Jan. 14, March 18 and May 13 (subject to change)

Details: Learn hakubi washi chigiri-e, a Japanese art form of tearing special hand-dyed handmade washi paper from Japan to create art. Bring your own lunch. Call or email for additional details.

Contact: Janice Higashi, 961-6848, jcahawaii@yahoo.com

YOGA NIDRA WITH AMANDA WEBSTER

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Nov. 26

Details: Every last Saturday of the month. Yoga nidra, as a science, has been extensively studied and successfully used to help people overcome addiction, create physical relaxation, reduce stress and increase the body’s capacity to heal. After the discussion, engage in a brief restorative yoga sequence and then practice Yoga Nidra to experience these powerful effects for yourself.

Contact: Yoga Centered, 934-7233, frontdesk@yogacentered.com

DYNAMICS OF LEADERSHIP

Where: Office of Housing and Community Development, 1990 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 8 a.m. Nov. 28

Details: Learn how attain the necessary skills to mobilize others to get extraordinary things done, transform values into realities, obstacles into innovations, separateness into solidarity and risks into rewards. Register before Nov. 18.

Contact: Debbie Shigehara, 934-2700, deborahs@hawaii.edu

ACTIVE LISTENING SKILLS

Where: Workforce Development Division, 1990 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Nov. 28

Details: Learn to become a better listener to improve mutual understanding of supervisors, co-workers, family members or anyone with whom you communicate. Register before Oct. 25.

Contact: Debbie Shigehara, 934-2700, deborahs@hawaii.edu

Clubs

TODAY, Oct. 15

NATIONAL ACTIVE AND RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES MONTHLY MEETING

Where: Kamana Senior Center, Hilo

When: 1 p.m. today

Details: Meets the third Saturday of each month. Come and enjoy the fellowship and see what the organization can do to protect the earned benefits of active and retired federal employees. Come for the brown bag lunch at noon and enjoy before the meeting.

Contact: Bob Arthurs, 966-6141, bobarthurs@earthlnk.net

SUNDAY, Oct. 16

HILO BRIDGE CLUB

Where: Eagles Club, 16-111 Opukahaia St., Keaau

When: 12:30 p.m. Sundays

Details: Looking for social bridge players to join us in duplicate bridge. Cost is $5.

Contact: Harry, 965-1391, gailbuck@yahoo.com

TUESDAY, Oct. 18

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

HILO TOASTMASTERS

Where: 614 Kilauea St., Hilo

When: 12:10 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: Enhance your leadership potential and improve your public-speaking skills. Every Tuesday.

Contact: Chandra Fulton, 938-9148, chandrafulton9@gmail.com

ORCHIDLAND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION MONTHLY BOARD MEETING

Where: Eagles Club, 16-111 Opukahala St., Keaau

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday

Details: General membership and public officials are welcome.

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

BIG ISLAND WATER GARDEN CLUB

Where: Keaau Community Center

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Monthly meeting with guest speaker Mollie Murphy with the Plant Pono program. Murphy will talk about invasive horticulture plants and better alternatives. Public welcome. A mini-auction ends the evening.

Contact: Karen, 935-5357, leave message

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 19

HILO BRIDGE CLUB

Where: Eagles Club, 16-111 Opukahaia St., Keaau

When: 11 a.m. Wednesdays

Details: Looking for social bridge players to join us in duplicate bridge. Cost is $5.

Contact: Harry, 965-1391, gailbuck@yahoo.com

HILO PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB

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

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday

Details: The October meeting features a photo review coordinated by Charlie Wood. Member photos will be presented and reviewed with comments from the audience. Nominations for the board will be heard at this meeting. In addition, biographer and historian Steve Roby will discuss his latest book about guitarist Jimi Hendrix. No admission fee; public welcome.

Contact: Mary Goodrich, 985-7487, mary@hawaiiphotoretreat.com

FRIDAY, Oct. 21

MOUNTAIN VIEW SENIOR GAMES

Where: Mountain View Senior Center, 18-1345A New Volcano Road, Mountain View

When: 10 a.m. Fridays

Details: Mountain View seniors meet to get acquainted and play bingo, mahjong, Shanghai rummy, Sequence and other card and board games. Bring a can of food for prizes. Area residents 55 and older invited.

Contact: June Van Pelt, 967-7417, junvp@juno.com

COMING

HBDA EAST HAWAII CHAPTER FALL OPEN SOCIAL

Where: Hilo Elks Club, Downtown Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Oct. 22

Details: Celebrate fall in Hilo. The weather is getting cooler, but the dance floor is hot. Open to all level of dancers, singles and couples. Sunday-best attire. Cost is $5 and a pupu to share or $10 at the door. Get tickets early by calling the number below or from any HBDA East Hawaii Chapter member.

Contact: Owen Nishioka, 989-4677

“HARRY POTTER” FAN CLUB

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

When: 5 p.m. Oct. 26

Details: Calling all “Harry Potter” fans ages 9-16. First meeting of “The Quibbler,” an all-things Harry Potter fan club for tweens and teens. Connect with other fans, view a “Harry Potter” movie and come up with future meeting ideas and events. Light themed refreshments will be served. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or accommodation.

Contact: Mark Kishaba, 933-8891, mark.kishaba@librarieshawaii.org

Health

TODAY, Oct. 15

SENIOR FARMERS MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM 2016 — SENIOR PRODUCE

Where: Various sites

When: Registration ongoing

Details: Applications available online; application assistance available 1-3 p.m. at 40 Holomua St. in Hilo. Applications and assistance also available at the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, or RSVP, from 10 a.m.-noon at 127 Kamana St., Room 5. First come, first served as spaces are limited.

Contact: Claudia Wilcox-Boucher, 933-6030, claudiab@hawaii.edu

FREE HELPING HAND FOR SENIORS

Where: 1911 Kalanianaole Ave., No. 608, Hilo

When: 9 a.m. today

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

PARKINSON’S DISCUSSION

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

When: 10 a.m. today

Details: Patients, caregivers and medical professionals are encouraged to participate in a presentation and talk-story led by Hawaii Parkinson’s Association President Kevin Lockette, who will share what’s new regarding research and medical practices.

Contact: Joel Cohen, 769-4490, jcohen8@hawaii.rr.com

BIG ISLAND OSTOMY 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

MONDAY, Oct. 17

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS 12 STEP MEETINGS

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

TUESDAY, Oct. 18

EVENING TESTING FOR HIV AND HEPATITIS C

Where: Hawaii Island HIV/AIDS Foundation, 16-204 Melekahiwa Place, Suite 1, Keaau

When: 4 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: Free testing, with only a finger prick of blood and 20 minutes of your time. Both of these diseases can be in your body without symptoms for years. Private and confidential tests, and help for you if you have a preliminary positive as a result.

Contact: Normand Dufresne, 982-8800, normand@hihaf.org

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS 12 STEP MEETINGS

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

THURSDAY, Oct. 20

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

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

Where: Hawaii Island Adult Care, 34 Rainbow Drive, Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Thursday

Details: Support group for caregivers who provide assistance to someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer’s Association will provide information and support. Free respite service available. Third Thursday of every month.

Contact: Chris Ridley, 443-7360, ridley0428@gmail.com

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS 12 STEP MEETINGS

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

FRIDAY, Oct. 21

FREE PEMF SEMINAR REVERSE PAIN AND ILLNESS

Where: Wainaku Executive Center Hilo, 26-238 Hawaii Belt Road, Hilo

When: 12:30 p.m. Friday

Details: Learn how to reverse pain and conditions, increase circulation and regain vitality. Free demonstration and information about how your body can heal itself.

Contact: Kim Rodrigues, 960-7718, kimsgypsyrose@aol.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

COMING

DANIEL K. INOUYE COLLEGE OF PHARMACY ANNUAL HEALTH FAIR

Where: Prince Kuhio Plaza, 111 E. Puainako St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Oct. 22

Details: More than 150 student pharmacists will host education booths, health screenings and giveaways. Participating community organizations include Aloha Care, Bone Marrow Registry, Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes, Crisis Line of Hawaii, Hawaii Island Diabetes Coalition and more.

Contact: Tracey Niimi, 933-7663, tniimi@hawaii.edu

MEDICARE

Where: Aging and Disability Resource Center, 1055 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 10:30 a.m. Oct. 22

Details: Martha Khlopin from Oahu will present information. Khlopin hosts a weekly radio show, “A Medicare Moment with Martha,” and weekly program on Olelo community television with the same name. Limited and reserved seating.

Contact: Chris Ridley, 443-7360, ridley0428@gmail.com

LEGAL AFFAIRS

Where: Aging and Disability Resource Center, 1055 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: Noon on Oct. 22

Details: Attorney Alan Okamoto will present information about the importance of getting legal affairs in order. Limited and reserved seating.

Contact: Chris Ridley, 443-7360, ridley0428@gmail.com

HEALTHY LIVING FOR YOUR BRAIN AND BODY

Where: Aging and Disability Resource Center, 1055 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 1:30 p.m. Oct. 22

Details: Chris Ridley with the Alzheimer’s Association will present a newly developed speech about healthy living for your brain and body. Learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement. Limited seating. Reserved seating.

Contact: Chris Ridley, 443-7360, ridley0428@gmail.com

HILO PARKINSON SUPPORT GROUP

Where: Aging and Disability Resource Center, 1055 Kinoole St., No. 101, Hilo

When: 2 p.m. Oct. 28

Details: Regular monthly meeting last Friday of each month. Kevin Lockett, president of the Hawaii Parkinson Association, will share the latest research and solutions from the World Parkinson Congress in September.

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. Oct. 28

Details: 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: Carolyn Oki, 935-3518

Just for Keiki

TODAY, Oct. 15

KEIKI PLANETARIUM SHOW: “LEGENDS OF THE NIGHT SKY”

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

When: 10 a.m. Every Saturday in October

Details: Based on constellations viewed in fall sky, “Perseus and Andromeda” is a story filled with humorous and exciting characters including Pegasus, the winged horse; Cetus, the sea monster; Perseus, the mighty warrior; and the fearsome monster Medusa.

Contact: Front Desk, 932-8901, info@imiloahawaii.org

KAHUKU OHANA DAY

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kahuku Unit parking area

When: 10 a.m. today

Details: Calling all keiki 17 and younger. Help park staff restore native forest by planting native trees in the Kahuku Unit. Bring lunch, snacks, water, a reusable water bottle, sunscreen, hat, long pants and shoes. Free.

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

COMING

KEIKI HALLOWEEN CRAFTS AND COSTUME PARADE

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

When: 10 a.m. Oct. 29

Details: Parade begins at 11 a.m. and parents/caregivers also are invited to wear their Halloween costumes. Free for all ages. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation.

Contact: Mark Kishaba, 933-8891, mark.kishaba@librarieshawaii.org

MUSICFUN/KINDERMUSIK FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS

Where: 1350 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 9:30 a.m. beginning Nov. 2 and Nov. 5

Details: New session. Weekly classes provide exposure to multicultural music with dance, instruments, learning, loving and fun. Call or email for enrollment details.

Contact: Aunty Roni, 938-5406, musicfunhilo@gmail.com

LCPCS SECOND ANNUAL SLAM JAM FAMILY DAY

Where: Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School, 35-2065 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Laupahoehoe

When: 9 a.m. Nov. 19

Details: Enjoy a day with tons of things to do, including a 3-point shootout, 3-on-3 basketball tournament, food, games and more.

Contact: Shantell Urbanozo, 962-2200, shantell.urbanozo@lcpcs.org

Outdoors

SUNDAY, Oct. 16

DAY HIKE AT PEPEEKEO CLIFFS

Where: Sugar Mill Road, Pepeekeo

When: 12:30 a.m. Sunday

Details: An afternoon walk on a scenic trail by the ocean. A Sierra Club event, but you do not have to be a member to participate. Small donation can be given. Register by calling so there will be room for you and more details given.

Contact: Sunny or Michael LaPlante, 964-5017, http://sierraclubhawaii.org/MokuLoa/outings-programs/

PEOPLE AND LAND OF KAHUKU

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kahuku Unit parking area

When: 9:30 a.m. Sunday; Nov. 20 and Dec. 18

Details: Explore the human history of Kahuku in a 2-mile, three-hour guided hike. Learn about the powerful natural forces at work here and how people adapted to, shaped and restored this land, from the earliest Hawaiians to the current staff and volunteers of the national park.

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

COMING

STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kilauea Visitor Center

When: 8:45 a.m. Oct. 22 and 28; Nov. 4, 11, 18, 26 and 30; Dec. 10, 14, 23 and 30

Details: Volunteer to remove non-native plant species that prevent native plants from growing, and help ensure the future of the Hawaiian rain forest at the summit. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

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

MAKE A DIFFERENCE VOLUNTEER WORK DAY

Where: Waikoloa Dryland Wildfire Safety Park, End of Melia Street, Waikoloa

When: 9 a.m. Oct. 22

Details: Help beautify the Firewise demonstration garden. Volunteering at the garden is a fun and valuable way to learn about and contribute to wildfire safety. Bring your friends and ohana. Bring hat, sunscreen, water bottle, work gloves (if possible) and extra gardening equipment (i.e. trowels and pruners, if possible). Some snacks will be provided; bringing something to share would be greatly appreciated.

Contact: Pablo Beimler, 885-0900, pablo@hawaiiwildfire.org

HI‘IAKA AND PELE

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kahuku Unit parking area

When: 9:30 a.m. Oct. 22, Nov. 19 and Dec. 24

Details: Discover two fascinating Hawaiian goddesses, sisters Pelehonuamea and Hi‘iaka, and the natural phenomena they represent. Visitors will experience the sisters coming alive through epic stories depicted in the natural landscape of Kahuku on this easy 1.7-mile walk on the main road in Kahuku. Free.

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

PALM TRAIL

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kahuku Unit parking area

When: 9:30 a.m. Oct. 23, Nov. 27 and Dec. 11

Details: Enjoy a guided hike of Palm Trail — a moderate 2.6-mile loop traversing scenic pastures along an ancient cinder cone with some of the best panoramic views in Kahuku. Highlights include relics of ranches, remnant native forest and amazing volcanic features from the 1868 eruptive fissures. Free.

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

CANOE LAUNCHING CEREMONY

Where: Hilo Bayfront, 1273 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Oct. 23

Details: Witness the launching of the wa‘a. Following the canoe carving completion and a community blessing, the wa‘a will launch in celebration of Wayfinding Month.

Contact: Front desk, 932-8901, info@imiloahawaii.org

BIRTH OF KAHUKU

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kahuku Unit parking area

When: 9:30 a.m. Oct. 29 and Dec. 17

Details: Explore the rich geologic history of Kahuku on a guided, easy-to-moderate hike. Traverse the vast 1868 lava flow, see different volcano features and formations and identify many parts of the Southwest Rift Zone of Mauna Loa. Learn about the Hawaiian hot spot and the creation of Kahuku. Free.

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

CENTENNIAL HIKE: LIDAR SHEDS NEW LIGHT ON HIDDEN GEMS

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, meet at the Ka‘u Desert trailhead

When: 1 p.m. Oct. 29

Details: Join park rangers on a moderate, 2.5-mile round-trip hike into the Ka‘u Desert and learn how LiDAR has helped rescript the history surrounding the ancient footprints embedded in this landscape. Sturdy footwear, water, rain gear, sun protection and a snack are recommended.

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

REALMS AND DIVISIONS OF KAHUKU

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kahuku Unit parking area

When: 9:30 a.m. Oct. 30 and Nov. 12

Details: Experience the sense of place that evolves at the intersection of nature and culture on this moderately difficult 2-mile, two-hour guided hike on the Kahuku Unit’s newest trail, Pu‘u Kahuku. Free.

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

15TH ANNUAL ARBOR DAY TREE GIVEAWAY

Where: HELCO main office in Hilo and Makuu Farmers Market, 1200 Kilauea Ave., Hilo, and 15-2131 Keaau-Pahoa Highway, Pahoa, respectively

When: 9 a.m. Nov. 5

Details: Celebrate with Kua O Ka La PCS and partners.

Contact: Leila Kealoha, 965-2193, leila@kuaokala.org

MAUNA LOA SOUTHWEST RIFT ZONE

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Upper Palm Trail

When: 9:30 a.m. Nov. 5 and Dec. 3

Details: Take a short hike to an overlook. Park rangers will orient visitors to prominent geologic features from the eruptions of Mauna Loa’s Southwest Rift Zone. Learn about the fascinating creation of these features and the culture associated with them. Pack a snack.

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

HAWAI‘I NEI ART ADVENTURE: PALM TRAIL HIKE

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kahuku Unit

When: 9:15 a.m. Nov. 13

Details: The featured category for this year’s contest is to celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service. Get inspired during this event. This ranger-led hike across the 1868 lava flow reveals the pioneer plants that thrive on new flows and more diverse and established flora in areas with deeper soil. The hike is moderately difficult, 2.5 miles round trip. Carpooling is encouraged. Free, but space is limited.

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

OHIA LEHUA

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kahuku Unit

When: 9:30 a.m. Nov. 26

Details: Learn about the vital role of ohia lehua in native Hawaiian forests, the many forms of the ohia tree and the lehua flower. Visitors will be able to identify the many differences of the most prominent native tree in Kahuku on this program, which is an easy, 1-mile (or less) walk.

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

FOURTH ANNUAL FEAST ON THE BEACH

Where: Waikoloa Beach Resort, 69-1081 Ku‘uali‘i Place, Waikoloa Resort

When: 5:30 p.m. Dec. 9

Details: Holiday benefit for local charities. This year’s feast once again will wow guests with beer, wine and delicious food stations created in conjunction with Paradise Gourmet Catering along with Lava Lava Beach Club’s signature toes-in-the-sand ambiance. Nonstop music by LT Smooth and Ho‘onu‘a throughout the evening will set the party mood in full swing.

Contact: Nick Roschi, 772-2328, nick@luanaGroup.com

INSPIRATION HIKE — ARTISTS IN THE PARK AT KAHUKU

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kahuku Unit parking area

When: 9:30 a.m. Dec. 10

Details: Learn how nature can inspire your own creativity as local artists reveal the magic within the Kahuku landscape in this interactive 1.5-mile, three-hour hike. This program requires advance registration and is limited to 15 people. Register by Dec. 6. Free.

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

Pau Hana

TODAY, Oct. 15

MONGOLIAN BBQ

Where: Kilauea Military Camp, Crater Rim Cafe, 99-252 Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 5 p.m. today

Details: For 85 cents per ounce, you choose what you want and how much you want, then let our cooks stir it up. Park fees apply.

Contact: Piilani Galdones, 967-8356, marketing@kmc-volcano.com

HAWAI`I WILDLIFE FUND TURNS 20

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

When: 6 p.m. today

Details: Meet staff, greet volunteers, make new friends. Live music by Adam Kay, silent auction, special giveaways, heavy pupu and beer, wine and kombucha tea (no-host bar). This is a cashless event; checks, Visa/Mastercard accepted. Tickets are $30 per person or $50 for couples; after Oct. 13, tickets are $35 per person.

Contact: Megan Lamson, 769-7629, meg.HWF@gmail.com

SWINGING SATURDAY AT THE ELKS

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

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: Enjoy a beginner-friendly blues dance lesson followed by a social dance. No partner or experience needed. Entry is $8-$15 on a sliding scale (pay what’s right for you); only $5 with a pupu. If this is your first Swinging Saturday, bring an image of the pass at hilohepcats.org to get in free. The Elks is a private club; all guests will be sponsored and accompanied by an Elks member in good standing.

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

SUNDAY, Oct. 16

COMMUNITY BREAKFAST

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

When: 9 a.m. Sunday

Details: Ham, scrambled eggs, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, fruit cocktail, coffee and tea all for a donation of $8. Children 7-12 are $5; 6 and younger free. Everyone welcome.

Contact: Freda Hart, 965-7032

FRIDAY, Oct. 21

SPAGHETTI DINNER AND BINGO

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

When: 6 p.m. Friday

Details: A feast with all the trimmings. Your choice of veggie or meat sauce, garlic bread, salad, desserts and coffee. Other beverages available. Bingo is played Eagles style, with multiple winners each game.

Contact: Larry Toellner, 345-2753, Viviansuet@hotmail.com

MAUNAKEA SKIES TALK: SCIENTIFIC AND ENGINEERING CHALLENGES OF THE THIRTY METER TELESCOPE

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

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Details: Learn more about the Japanese perspective on TMT and the progress and challenges of building this next-generation instrument. Presented by Dr. Masanori Iye, TMT-Japan representative. Cost is $10 general admission, $8 for members.

Contact: Front Desk, 932-8901, info@imiloahawaii.org

COMING

STARGAZING LIVE

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

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 28

Details: View the cold, clear Mauna Kea night sky from the comfort of the ‘Imiloa planetarium. Take a journey to explore the stars and celestial objects from the 9,000-foot level in real time. Cost is $10 general admission, $8 for members.

Contact: Front Desk, 932-8901, info@imiloahawaii.org

Performances

TODAY, Oct. 15

HULA KAHIKO WITH KUMU HULA MICAH KAMOHOALI‘I WITH HALAU NA KIPU‘UPU‘U

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10:30 a.m. today

Details: Performance in a one-of-a-kind outdoor setting at the kahua hula (platform). Presented authentically in a natural setting, rain or shine, without electronic amplification. Audience members encouraged to bring sun/rain gear and sitting mats. Free, but park fees apply.

Contact: Desiree Cruz, 987-7288, volcanohula@gmail.com

THIRD ANNUAL BIC CHEER-FEST

Where: Edith Kanaka‘ole Multi-Purpose Stadium, 350 Kalanikoa St., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. today

Details: Presented in honor of all of the cheerleaders on the Big Island. Features performances from recreational, all-star, Pop Warner and high school cheerleaders. Food and gift booths will be available as well as door prize giveaways. Admission is $5 presale, $7 at door; children 4 and younger, free.

Contact: Nina Swain, 987-2885, bigislandcheer@gmail.com

COUNTRY DANCE AT THE EAGLES

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

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: Enjoy some of the best country music played in the islands by the Gone Country Band. Beverages and food plates will be available for purchase. Cover charge only $5 per person

Contact: Lou Ann Gurney, 982-6012, RobbinsR006@Hawaii.rr.com

SUNDAY, Oct. 16

“H2O, THE STORY OF WATER AND HAWAII”

Where: Kahilu Theatre, Waimea

When: 4 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Friday

Details: Season finale for the Honolulu Theatre for Youth. This sweeping musical will immerse school and public audiences in a celebration of our islands’ most precious resource.

Contact: HTY, 885-6868

MONDAY, Oct. 17

“ONCE WERE WARRIORS”

Where: UH-Hilo, UCB Room 100, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Monday

Details: Set in urban Auckland, New Zealand, this movie tells the story of the Heke family. Jake Heke is a violent man who beats his wife frequently when drunk, and yet obviously loves her and his family. The movie follows a period of several weeks in the family’s life, showing Jake’s frequent outbursts of violence and the effect it has on his family.

Contact: Sulma Gandhi, 932 7458, sulma@hawaii.edu

TUESDAY, Oct. 18

HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE FARMERS MARKET

Where: Hilo Farmers Market, 67 Mamo St.

When: 11 a.m. Tuesday

Details: Ben Kaili presents Hawaiian Entertainment with hula maiden Noe Noe Kekaualua. Free.

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

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 19

BERT NAIHE IN CONCERT

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday

Details: Naihe will perform songs from his CD “You’re the One” and catchy versions of other favorite tunes. Part of the ongoing Na Leo Manu (Heavenly Voices) presentations. Free, but park fees apply.

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

FRIDAY, Oct. 21

“9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Friday and Oct. 22, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 23

Details: Doors open an hour prior to each performance. Tickets are $15 in advance, $5 more at the door. This lively, high energy musical is based on the hit movie “9 to 5.” Set in the late 1970s, three female co-workers, pushed to the boiling point, concoct a plan to get even with their lying, sexist boss. It’s a story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era.

Contact: Sheron Bee, 934-7010, info@hilopalace.com

COMING

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES PERFORM

Where: Crater Rim Cafe, Lava Lounge, Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 6 p.m. Oct. 22

Details: An evening of delightful music (contemporary, folk, Hawaiian, original and more). No cover.

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

COUNTRY MUSIC AND DANCE

Where: Eagles Club, 16-111 Opukahaia St., Keaau

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 22

Details: The Gone Country Band plays your favorites. Big dance floor. Refreshments reasonably priced. Special guest Dan Nix substitutes for Dexter. Cover of $5.

Contact: Lou Ann Gurney, 982-6012

HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE FARMERS MARKET

Where: Hilo Farmers Market, 67 Mamo St.

When: 11 a.m. Oct. 25

Details: Hilo’s beloved kupuna from Halau Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna entertain with their music and hula. Free.

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

CHRISTOPHER K. MORGAN AND ARTISTS: POHAKU

Where: UH-Hilo Performing Arts Center, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26

Details: Native Hawaiian issues and culture will be explored through music storytelling, hula, modern dance, classical music and projection design in this compelling dance theater production.

Contact: UH-Hilo PAC, 932-7490, artsctr@hawaii.edu

SEVENTH ANNUAL KTA HAUNTED HOUSE

Where: KTA Super Stores, 50 E. Puainako St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Oct. 28-31; 7 p.m. costume contest Oct. 31 (Halloween)

Details: Free to the public. Donations of nonperishable food items will be accepted at the entrance. Costumes in the contest must be homemade; prizes will be awarded for first through sixth place.

Contact: Tony Armstrong, 959-9111, tonic7722@yahoo.com

MARTHA REDBONE PRESENTS BONE HILL THE CONCERT

Where: UH-Hilo Performing Arts Center, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28

Details: The lives of four generations of women in a Cherokee family will be told through story and song. Audience members will be taken back to Redbone’s childhood and beyond, into the memories and tales of her ancestors to share an important untold piece of American history.

Contact: UH-Hilo PAC, 932-7490, artsctr@hawaii.edu

CONCERT

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

When: 2 p.m. Oct. 29

Details: Jamie O’Brien is an award-winning Irish musician.. He performs songs he learned growing up in his family and performs throughout the United States and Europe. He frequently plays with George Kahumoku. The show also features Dennis and Christy Soares and Ronnie Harris.

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

BANJA LOVE

Where: YWCA Multipurpose Room, 145 Ululani St., Hilo

When: 3:30 p.m. Oct. 29

Details: Poet Michele Dalton will present this benefit for the multicultural gathering “Ohana Black.” All welcome. Free pupu available. Cost is $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Speakers will include Mayor-elect Harry Kim and Tomas Belsky. Performers will be the Nyabinghi Drum Troupe, Magnus Gibbons Delora, the Spirit & Flesh Trio, Richard “The Rich” Bradwell and Carl Evans, a traditional African drum troupe and poet Amelia.

Contact: Michele Dalton, 747-9312, micheledalton1957@yahoo.com

KONA ROCKTOBERFEST 2016

Where: King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel Luau Grounds, 75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona

When: 5 p.m. Oct. 29

Details: Big Island’s best rock bands perform live. Also featuring dancing, improv comedy, Pau Maui vodka tasting, costume contests, chicken dance and fun games for cash and liquid prizes under the stars.

Contact: Douglas Mallardi, 333-4341, douglas.mallardi@gmail.com

“THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 9 p.m. Oct. 31

Details: There will be a costume contest starting at 8:30 p.m. along with participation kits for sale in the lobby so audience members can play along during the movie. Tickets are $10 in advance or in costume, $12 the day of the show. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or by calling the number below and using a credit card.

Contact: Sheron Bee, 934-7010, info@hilopalace.com

HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE FARMERS MARKET

Where: Hilo Farmers Market, 67 Mamo St.

When: 11 a.m. Nov. 1

Details: Rupert Tripp Jr. and his wife, Adele Kahealani Tripp, will entertain with music and hula. Free.

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

“VOICES: RISING FROM THE PAGE”

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

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 3

Details: Big Island poets will gather to share stories of triumph, sadness and the range of emotions that comes from the written page. Part of the monthly Thursday evening series at the VAC focusing on art, Hawaiian culture and the environment. Free; however, donations always welcome.

Contact: Cheryl Wilson, 967-8222, workshops@volcanoartcenter.org

SEVENTH ANNUAL KOHALA AINA FESTIVAL

Where: Inhabit Farms, 53-4125 Pratt Road, Kapaau

When: 1 p.m. Nov. 1

Details: Annual benefit concert and celebration of local harvest, small farmers and the vibrant movement for islandwide food sovereignty. Hosted each year at the beginning of the Makahiki season, the festival features a superb lineup of international and local musicians, educational workshops, organic food vendors and several family friendly keiki activities. Entertainment will include world-renowned Nahko and Medicine for the People, Tubby Love and Hawane Rios. Tickets are $45 in advance, $50 at the door; children 12 and younger free. All proceeds support the three core pillars of Hawaii Institute of Pacific Agriculture’s programming: residential farmer trainings, youth education and community events and workshops throughout the year. Tickets available at http://kohalaainafestival.bpt.me/.

Contact: HIP Agriculture, 889-6316, kohalaainafestival@gmail.com

All Kine Stuffs

TODAY, Oct. 15

SLEEP TRAIN’S SHOE DRIVE FOR FOSTER KIDS

Where: Sleep Train, 708 Kanoelehua Blvd., Hilo

When: Regular store hours through Oct. 30

Details: Help ensure local foster children have shoes for school and play. Donate new shoes in all sizes.

Contact: Sleep Train, 877-889-3452, philanthropy@sleeptrain.com

PUNA BAPTIST CHURCH ANNUAL CRAFT AND BAKE SALE

Where: Puna Baptist Church, 15-3188 Pahoa-Kapoho Road, Pahoa

When: 8 a.m. today

Details: Shop for handmade gifts galore — quilts, clothing, baby items, jewelry, woodcrafts and much more. Plus, make your choice of a feast of scrumptious homemade cakes, pies, cookies, etc.

Contact: Puna Baptist Church, 965-9970, PunaBaptistChurch@gmail.com

HILO FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY SEMIANNUAL USED BOOK SALE

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

When: 9 a.m. today (Discount Day; bring your own bag and fill it for $5)

Details: Books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, LPs, puzzles, T-shirts and sweatshirts printed with Naha Stone art for sale. All proceeds benefit the library and librarian scholarships.

Contact: Dorothy Short, shortsinhilo@gmail.com

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARIES, KONA BOOK SALE

Where: Kailua-Kona Public Library lanai, 75-138 Hualalai Road, Kailua-Kona

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Proceeds help support the needs of the Kona libraries. Teachers will receive special discounts with their official school ID. As always, volunteers are welcome and book donations are accepted at the library. Seeking additional volunteers during the week to assist in sorting donations in preparation for the sale.

Contact: Ken Guerra, 322-0077, folk@folkhawaii.com

UKULELE KANI KA PILA WITH BYRON YASUI

Where: Kilauea Theater, Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10 a.m. today

Details: Bring your ukulele to this workshop for players of all skill levels. The objective is to have fun and learn easy-to-finger chords as an accompaniment to singing simple songs. Free, but park fees apply and registration is required. Call or email to register.

Contact: Laura Schuster, 985-6130, laura_c_schuster@nps.gov

LILIKOI FESTIVAL

Where: Makuu Market, Highway 130 between Keaau and Pahoa

When: 10 a.m. today

Details: Fundraiser for the Center for Spiritual Living. Lilikoi cooking contest with prizes. Tastings, silent auction, children’s activities, entertainment, food and vendors as well. Now seeking cooking contest entrants and food and general vendors.

Contact: Ray Ryan, 494-2032, strutter67@hotmail.com

NA MEA HULA WITH KUMU AB VALENCIA AND HALAU HULA KALEHUAKI‘EKI‘EIKA‘IU

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. today

Details: In conjunction with hula kahiko performances. Learn a hula, use various hula implements and try your hand at lei making. Experience the different aspects that play an integral role in the life of the hula dancer. This cultural demonstration is hands-on and family friendly. Free, but park fees apply.

Contact: Desiree Cruz, 987-7288, volcanohula@gmail.com

SUNDAY, Oct. 16

KONA COUNTRY CLUB JUNIOR GOLF TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISER

Where: Kona Country Club, 78-7000 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona

When: 7:30 a.m. Oct. 16

Details: Entry fee is $130 per person, which includes green fee, cart, continental breakfast, lunch, closest to the pin contest entry and two mulligans. Registration starts at 6:30 a.m. Also ways to be sponsors or prize donors. Entry forms available at the country club or from any junior golfer.

Contact: Peggy Ciriako, 937-2380, peggyciriako@gmail.com

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

A DREAM COME TRUE ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT ICE CREAM PARTY FUNDRAISER

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

When: 11 a.m. Sunday

Details: Benefits seriously and terminally ill Big Island keiki. Live music, children’s games, lucky number drawings and more. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door.

Contact: Jean Miyamoto, 430-9815, jamiyamoto@gmail.com

18TH ANNUAL TASTE OF HILO

Where: Sangha Hall, 398 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Sunday

Details: Featuring culinary delights of more than 35 chefs, restaurants, patisseries and beverage distributors. Sponsored by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce, a portion of proceeds goes to support Hawaii Community College. Tickets are $50 presale, $65 at the door, subject to availability.

Contact: Lei Fujiyama-Pillars, 934-0177, jccih@jccih.org

FREE DOG TRAINING AND SOCIAL EVENT EVERY SUNDAY

Where: Liliuokalani 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

MONDAY, Oct. 17

“ASTRONOMY’S LIMITLESS JOURNEY”

Where: Basically Books, 160 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Monday

Details: Astrophysicist and UH-Manoa Institute for Astronomy director Günther Hasinger takes readers on a journey to the far reaches of the universe. Followed by an outreach discussion by Carolyn Kaichi.

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

TUESDAY, Oct. 18

AFTER DARK IN THE PARK WITH ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE BYRON YASUI AND NOREEN NAUGHTON

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Details: The artists will speak about the creative process and how Hawaii informs and inspires their different art forms. Free, but park fees apply.

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

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 19

COMMITTEE ON PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

Where: ADRC Training Room, 1055 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Wednesday

Details: The Mayor’s Committee on People with Disabilities invites everyone interested to attend. The committee addresses county issues such as transportation, accessibility and public awareness.

Contact: Kalen Koga, 961-8600

THURSDAY, Oct. 20

CONFLICT RESOLUTION DAY OPEN HOUSE

Where: Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center, 101 Aupuni St., Suite PH 1014 B-2, Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Thursday

Details: Free; open to the public. Activities include Brown Bag Series simulated “Live Action Mediation,” mini-workshops, a mediator panel, demonstrations, talk-story with staff and volunteers, mediation videos, refreshments and more.

Contact: Jenifer Aveiro, Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center, 935-7844, ext. 1, jenifer@hawaiimediation.org

BIG ISLAND WORKPLACE CONNECTION JOB READINESS WORKSHOPS

Where: Edith Kanaka‘ole Multi-Purpose Stadium, 350 Kalanikoa St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Thursday and Oct. 27

Details: Need help with your resume? Don’t know what to expect in an interview? Workshops include resume writing, applications, interview skills and dressing for success.

Contact: Helen Nishimura, 934-2731

KEAAU ELEMENTARY SCHOOL COMMUNITY COUNCIL

Where: Keaau Elementary School Library, 16-680 Keaau-Pahoa Road

When: 2:45 p.m. Thursday

Details: Public invited.

Contact: Samantha Tomori, 982-4210

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

“GENDERISM MADE THEM DISABLED”

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

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Details: The second speaker series presented by UNA USA Hawaii Island Chapter and UH-Hilo International Student Services, featuring lecturer Yoshiko Okuyama, professor of Japanese languages, whose goal is to start an open conversation about gender fluidity.

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

FRIDAY, Oct. 21

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Friday

Details: Kumu hula of Halau Ke Ola o Ka Lani, Moses Kaho‘okele Crabbe, will share his extensive knowledge to teach the basics of hula, language and chant. Free, but park fees apply.

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

COMING

TEMPLE OF CHILDREN MELE MURALS

Where: Palekai, Radio Bay, Hilo

When: 8 a.m. Oct. 22

Details: Visit imiloahawaii.org for more information.

Contact: Front Desk, 932-8901

ANNE NAMBA FASHION SHOW AND SALE

Where: Hawaii Japanese Center, 751 Kanoelehua Ave., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Oct. 22

Details: Featuring the latest products by this renowned designer. Free; public invited. A portion of the sales will benefit the Japanese center.

Contact: Eloise Hiura, 934-9611, contact@hawaiijapanesecenter.com

ECKANKAR COMMUNITY HU CHANT

Where: Aloha Wellness Center, 239 Haili St., Hilo

When: 10:30 a.m. Oct. 23

Details: Do you have an insistent spiritual longing to develop a personal and deep communication with your higher self? Do you have the spiritual tools you need to make it through the tumblings of your daily life? Join spiritually minded people to discover your true potential. Free.

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

HAWAII ISLAND VETERANS DAY PARADE

Where: Downtown Hilo

When: Parade unit sign up by Oct. 24; parade at 10 a.m. Nov. 5

Details: “Celebrate Service” and honor veterans and everyone who serves others within the Big Island community. Check out the details at www.hivetparade.com. Parade unit registration includes a 50-word message to share how your group or business serves the community and supports veterans.

Contact: Deb Lewis, 930-3609, support@hivetparade.com

UNITED NATIONS DAY LUNCHEON

Where: Nani Mau Gardens, 421 Makalika St., Hilo

When: 11:30 a.m. Oct. 24

Details: Featured speaker will be Robert Lawrence Skinner, director of Information Centre from Washington, D.C., who will focus on the global refugee crisis. Call or email to make reservations. Cost at the door is $25, cash or check.

Contact: Ruth Robison, 935-7991, rcmuller27@hotmail.com

HAWAII COUNTY GAME MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMISSION MONTHLY MEETING

Where: Hawaii County Building, Council Chambers, 25 Aupuni St., Suite 1401, Hilo

When: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24

Details: Commission for county, state and federal agencies about matters related to the preservation of subsistence hunting and fishing as well as protecting traditional and cultural gathering rights. Open to the public; opportunity for comments on scheduled subject matters. This month’s guests will be USFWS representative Earl Campell and USDA representative Shane Siers, who will discuss the use of rodenticide on public lands.

Contact: Nani Pogline, 982-8332, nanihawaii@aol.com

AFTER DARK IN THE PARK: LIDAR SHEDS NEW LIGHT ON HIDDEN GEMS

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 25-26

Details: LiDAR (light detection and ranging) technology is used to digitize archaeological resources including ancient footprints, petroglyph fields and agricultural systems. Join park archaeologist Dusten Robbins to learn how the park uses LiDAR in managing cultural resources and about future uses of this exciting technology.

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

ULANA NIU (COCONUT LEAF PLAITING)

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10 a.m. Oct. 26

Details: Learn to make fun and creative trinkets out of coconut leaves to take home. Park rangers and staff from the Hawaii Pacific Parks Association will share their knowledge of this beloved Polynesian tradition. Part of the ‘Ike Hana No‘eau (Experience the Skillful Work) workshops. Free, but park fees apply.

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

THIRD ANNUAL BIG ISLAND WORKPLACE CONNECTION JOB FAIR

Where: Edith Kanaka‘ole Tennis Stadium, 350 Kalania St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Oct. 27

Details: Looking for a job? Looking for a career change? This event is for you. Free and open to the public. Employers will be there to answer questions, take applications and set up interviews. Job seekers also can learn about career education programs and free employment services. Door prizes will be provided by various businesses. Come prepared with resumes and dress professionally.

Contact: Helen Nishimoto, 934-2731

HAWAI‘I PEOPLE’S CONGRESS

Where: UH-Hilo, UCB 100, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Oct. 27

Details: Help build a more just, fair and healthy future for Hawaii. This is a way to come together across issue areas, focus on the root causes and be more powerful and effective. Lend your voice at this free forum.

Contact: Shannon Matson, 937-3037, hotyogahilo@gmail.com

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Oct. 28

Details: Tropical agriculture farmer Kaipo AhChong will share his expert lei-making skills. As a member of Halau Na Kamalei, his unique experience marries the science of agriculture with Hawaiian lei and hula traditions. Free, but park fees apply.

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

WITCH’S BALL

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

When: 8 p.m. Oct. 28

Details: This masquerade party is your chance to dress up, come have fun and win “Game of Thrones,” “Supernatural,” “The Walking Dead,” “Outlander,” “Lord of the Rings” items and other prizes. Proceeds benefit hospice to honor Chris LeVesque. Food and beverages available for purchase. Cost for tickets is $10 in advance; tickets available at Bell Book and Candle, 344 Kilauea Ave., Hilo, or online at www.facebook.com/bbc808.

Contact: Sara Bresnehan, 491-8591, everydayalchemy1@gmail.com

NINTH ANNUAL ‘IMILOA WAYFINDING FESTIVAL

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

When: 9 a.m. Oct. 29

Details: Free community event featuring Hilo’s newest canoe built during Wayfinding Month, special planetarium programming and canoe activities for the entire ohana.

Contact: Front Desk, 932-8901, info@imiloahawaii.org

WAIMEA SOLAR SYSTEM WALK

Where: Starts at W.M. Keck Observatory, 65-1120 Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea

When: 10 a.m. Oct. 29

Details: The walk turns Waimea into a scale model of the solar system, inviting keiki to explore neighboring planets through hands-on activities. Keiki completing the walk receive free admission to ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo. Free event, with snacks at the end and a 1 p.m. costume contest at Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, 65-1238 Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea.

Contact: Mary Beth Laychak, 885-3121, laychak@cfht.hawaii.edu

ROLLER DERBY

Where: Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium, 323 Manono St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 29

Details: The Paradise Roller Girls final bout of 2016. Doors open at 2 p.m. Family friendly. Cost is $5 for adults; keiki 5 and younger are free. Junior derby teams also will showcase their skills. Find more information on the Roller Girls Facebook page at www.facebook.com/paradiserollergirls/.

Contact: Hannah Hawkins, 503-887-7647, pr.paradiserollergirls@gmail.com

KRISTI YAMAGUCHI BOOK-SIGNING

Where: Hawaii Japanese Center, 751 Kanoelehua Ave., Hilo

When: Noon on Nov. 2

Details: Olympic gold medalist Yamaguchi will be signing copies of her new children’s book, “Cara’s Kindness.” Proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation, which promotes early childhood literacy. Free and open to the public. Hardcover copies will be available for sale for $15.

Contact: Eloise Hiura, 934-9611, contact@hawaiijapanesecenter.com

SERVICE AND THERAPY DOG CERTIFICATION

Where: Varies depending on the training for the day, Hilo

When: 2 p.m. beginning Nov. 5

Details: Class lasts 10 weeks and includes holiday activities and visits to local health and retirement facilities, stores and community events. Cost is $250, which is refundable at the end of training upon successful completion of the course. Registration is limited to 10 dog-and-handler teams.

Contact: East Hawaii Dog Psychology Center, 933-9763, easthawaiidogpsychologycenter@yahoo.com

SAVE THE DATE TO CELEBRATE ON VETERANS DAY

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9 a.m. Nov. 11

Details: The park is hosting the “Welina Mai Nei Kakou I Kahuku,” an open house celebrating Kahuku being open on Fridays. There will be music, children’s activities, local community organizations and interpretive programs.

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

MINI BAZAAR AND STEAK FRY PLATE FUNDRAISER

Where: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 27-186 Ka‘apoko Homestead Road, Papaikou

When: 8 a.m. Nov. 19

Details: Baked goods, pickles and preserves, plants and crafts for sale. Steak fry plates for $10; pick up 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling the church office at the number below. Proceeds will assist with the church’s evangelizing and outreach goals.

Contact: Inez Johnson, 964-1240, ibl.johnson58@gmail.com

ONGOING

4-H ENROLLMENTS OPEN

Where: 875 Komohana St., Hilo

When: Through Nov. 1

Details: Enrollment is open for those interested in joining or starting a 4-H club for the 2016-17 year. Call or come by during our regular office hours from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Contact: Becky Settlage, 969-8213, settlage@hawaii.edu

AL-ANON EAST HAWAII

Where: Various locations

When: Various times

Details: Are you troubled by someone’s drinking? Call for free support, meeting places and times. For more information, visit www.afghawaii.org.

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

LIBRARY BENEFIT BOOKSTORE

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

When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: All proceeds go to benefit the Hilo Public Library. Hardbacks for $1, paperbacks for 50 cents.

Contact: Dale R. Huber, 966-4386, dalerhuber@gmail.com

HILO VETERANS CENTER

Where: 70 Lanihuli St., Suite No. 2, Hilo

When: 8 a.m.-noon 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

 

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