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Arts & Exhibits

MONDAY, Sept. 25

CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS EXHIBIT

Where: Wailoa Center, 200 Piopio St., Hilo

When: Regular Wailoa Center hours through Thursday

Details: Ceramics, glass, wood, metal, fiber, neon and mixed media. Sponsored by Hawaii Island Art Alliance and Hawaii Craftsmen. Free; open to the public.

Contact: Gretchen Grove, 964-3535, ggrove@hawaii.rr.com

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 27

“WOOD•CUT•PRINT”: BIG ISLAND MOKUHANGA

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

When: 11 a.m. through Oct. 14 (closed Oct. 7)

Details: An exhibition of contemporary woodblock prints by Big Island artists. Exhibit can be viewed Wednesdays through Saturdays. Free.

Contact: Arnold Hiura, 934-9611, ah@hawaiijapanesecenter.com

FRIDAY, Sept. 29

ART EXHIBIT BY WEST HAWAII ARTISTS TRIBE

Where: Aloha Theatre, Damron Hall, 79-7384 Hawaii Belt Road, Kainaliu

When: 5 p.m. Friday

Details: Opening reception filled with art and music for this unique and compelling exhibit. Exhibit on display noon-5 p.m. Sept. 30-Oct. 1. Show includes work in photography, painting, sculpture, assemblage, mosaic glass, printmaking and clay.

Contact: Kathleen Carr, 443-9587, kcarr@kathleencarr.com

COMING

“URBAN EXPRESSIONISM” OPENING RECEPTION

Where: The Exhibit Gallery, 168 Keawe St., Suite D, Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Oct. 6

Details: Exhibit features new art from Los Angeles-born artist Dover Abrams. Transplanted into the jungles of Hawaii, he brings his urban graffiti style with the bright energy of the Big Island.

Contact: Dover Abrams, 339-2512, doversart@gmail.com

FIRST FRIDAY EVENT AND ARTIST TALK

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

When: 6 p.m. Oct. 6

Details: The exhibition “Flight Paths” surveys 15 years of prints by Honolulu-based printmaker Charles Cohan. The title refers to the various trajectories Cohan investigated since 2000, and reflects his interest in a diverse range of content developed though traditional hand printmaking media.

Contact: Monique, 961-5711, admin@ehcc.org

“BARBIE DOLLS OF THE WORLD”

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

When: 1 p.m. Oct. 21

Details: In observance of United Nations Day, Patrice Doctor will display her vast collection of dolls, flags, postcards and souvenirs from various countries of the world. One day only.

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

KAILUA VILLAGE ARTISTS 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION RECEPTION

Where: Kailua Village Artists Gallery, Kona MarketPlace, Suite C-110, 75-5729 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona

When: 5 p.m. Oct. 27

Details: The public is invited to celebrate with the artists. There will be live music and refreshments. Gallery open 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily.

Contact: Kathleen Carr, 328-2162, kcarr@kathleencarr.com

HAWAI‘I NEI OPENING RECEPTION

Where: Wailoa Center, 200 Piopio St., Hilo

When: 4:30 p.m. Nov. 3

Details: Hawai‘i Nei is a juried art exhibition celebrating the native flora and fauna of Hawaii Island. Amateur and professional artists of all ages were invited to submit works celebrating the native plants, animals and habitats of the island. Evening begins with the youth reception followed by the reception and award ceremony for adults at 5:30 p.m. Winners of each category will be announced and prizes awarded along with live music, a photo booth and refreshments. Come dressed as your favorite native species for the annual costume contest. Free and open to the public. All ages welcome. Artwork will be displayed Nov. 3-Dec. 15 during regular Wailoa Center hours.

Contact: Amelie Sterling, 339-0003, hawaii.nei.art@gmail.com

31ST ANNUAL VOLCANO VILLAGE ART STUDIO TOUR AND SALE

Where: Volcano Village

When: 10 a.m. Nov. 24-26

Details: Presented by the Volcano Village Artists Hui. Visitors are invited to meet the artists in their studios and see and purchase artwork in a wide variety of media, including pottery, raku masks, hand-blown art glass, wood and metal sculpture, hand-tooled metal and fiber art, as well as photographs, paintings, drawings and block prints. A special drawing for pieces contributed by the artists is planned for the last day of the event. Maps to the six studios will be available at businesses in Volcano Village, as well as at www.VolcanoVillageArtistsHui.com.

Contact: Emily Herb, 987-3472, eherb@hawaii.rr.com

Classes

TODAY, Sept. 23

ECKANKAR COMMUNITY HU CHANT

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

When: Noon today

Details: Hu brings expanded awareness, a release of fears and spiritual upliftment. Eckankar is about your daily, personal connection with the Divine Spirit. We are a friendly group seeking truth to ease our daily lives. Visit www.eckankar.org for more information.

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

INSTANT DRAWING

Where: Ben Franklin, 333 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: Noon on Saturdays (through September)

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 can be found at the store or during the first class. You also can bring your own pencils, paper and drawing board.

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

SUNDAY, Sept. 24

SUNDAY CLAY — HIGH FIRE! POTTERY CLASSES

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

When: 11:30 a.m. or 2:45 p.m. Sundays

Details: Nine-week workshop. Cost for either session is $200; $185 for VAC members plus a $15 materials fee for 6 pounds of clay, including glazes and firing. Additional clay will be available for purchase. Get an introduction to working with and firing midrange stoneware. Open studio time will be available to registered students from 2-5 p.m. Wednesdays; cost is $10 per day, with tickets available at the administration office front desk during business hours. Must be registered for a ceramics class to participate. Call or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org to register.

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

MONDAY, Sept. 25

ZUMBA GOLD WITH TONING

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

When: 6:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays

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

“PAINTING WITH PEGGY” ACRYLIC WORKSHOP

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

When: Noon on Monday

Details: Led by Margaret “Peggy” Stanton. 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. Artists are helped to heighten and accentuate their own unique vision with bold colors, lines and shapes. Stanton also offers individual instruction for artists during each session. Cost for each session is $20 or $15 for VAC members. Student supply list available online or by calling 967-8222. Students bring their own supplies and easels. Bring a piece to show the group if you want.

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

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

AERIAL CLASSES

Where: Pacific Gymnastics 215B Railroad Ave., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Mondays, 5 p.m. Wednesdays

Details: This open-level class will work on strength, flexibility and technique. Students will learn skills on different apparatuses including silks, hammock, straps and hoop. Preregistration required; visit www.bellaotoole.com.

Contact: Bella, 938-8002, mirabiliaaerialco@gmail.com

AIKIDO FOR ADULTS, BEGINNERS

Where: Aikido of Hilo, 29 Shipman St., No. 203, Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 9 a.m. Wednesdays; 4:45 p.m. Sundays

Details: Learn aikido to exercise your mind, body and spirit; stretch, strengthen and protect yourself without harming others. Monthly fee is $60 for individuals, $90 for families. To register or for more information, visit AikidoOfHilo.org or stop by the dojo.

Contact: Barbara Klein, 935-2454, AikidoOfHilo@gmail.com

ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSES

Where: UH-Hilo, K107, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Mondays through Nov. 27

Details: Free. Learn English, practice conversation, make friends and have fun. Two levels offered: Beginning and intermediate.

Contact: Bela Conley-Ramsay, 932-7243, bela@hawaii.edu

BEGINNING CHARLESTON DANCE

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

When: 8 p.m. Mondays

Details: Charleston is an integral part of swing and can add variety and interest to your dance. New dancers and those who want to expand their swing repertoires are welcome. No partner necessary. Six-week session for $35; discounts for multiple classes or if you bring a new student; $10 drop-ins.

Contact: Andrea Gill, 959-8216, hoaloha@hawaiiantel.net

BEGINNING SWING DANCE

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

When: 8 p.m. Mondays through Oct. 23

Details: Learn the basic footwork, rhythm and pulse, as well as essential partner connection for six-count Lindy hop (similar to East Coast swing). No partner or experience necessary. Cost for all six weeks is $35; $10 drop-ins. Bring a friend who is new to the Hilo Hep Cats and get your own series for only $20.

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

TUESDAY, Sept. 26

SOCIAL MEDIA BRANDING WORKSHOP

Where: Hawaii Innovation Center at Hilo, 117 Keawe St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Tuesday

Details: Learn the building blocks of creating your online brand for your business or organization in order to grow your social media presence, reach new audiences and increase sales. Advance registration required; cost is $35.

Contact: Denise Laitinen, 281-3497, Denise@DeniseLaitinen.com

WRITERS WORKSHOP

Where: Hawaiian Shores Community Center, 15-859 Kahakai Blvd., Pahoa

When: 12:30 p.m. (seasoned writers) and 4 p.m. (entry level) Tuesdays

Details: We write, read and get constructive feedback to become a more effective writer. We have a good core ongoing group for seasoned writers and an entry group for those who need to brush up. Sessions are 10 weeks. Cost is $90.

Contact: Dawn Hurwitz, 936-3046, dawnhurwitz@mac.com

IMPROVE YOUR “FOCUS SKILLS” WORKSHOP

Where: Hawaii Community College-Palamanui, Panini Building, Room B-126/27, 73-4225 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Kailua-Kona

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Learn “How To Activate Your Focus Skills, Develop a 15-Minute Study Plan and Improve Your Study Skills.” For high school and college students. This workshop will help students succeed in school. Free. Within the hour, expect to see an increase in your own active listening and recall skills, learn how to develop your 15-minute study plan so you can improve your study skills. This islandwide workshop will be video-conferenced to the HCC Manono campus in Hilo at Hale Aloha, Room 215, and to North Hawaii Education and Research Center’s Polycom Room in Honokaa. RSVP is requested.

Contact: Carrie Kuwada Phipps, 969-8808, carriekp@hawaii.edu

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

HULA CLASS ON THE PORCH

Where: Shipman House Bed & Breakfast, 131 Kaiulani St., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: Taught by kumu Maile Yamanaka. For beginners and intermediates. A good-fun class for visitors and kamaaina. For adults; on donation basis. Call to confirm.

Contact: Barbara, 934-8002, bighouse@bigisland.com

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

BLUES DANCE

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

When: 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 24

Details: Learn a variety of ways to move yourself and your partner to blues music in a social setting. No partner or dance experience necessary. Cost is $35 for all six weeks; $10 drop-ins. Bring a friend who is new to the Hilo Hep Cats and get your own series for only $20.

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

BEGINNING BALBOA DANCE

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

When: 8:15 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 24

Details: Balboa offers an opportunity to dance to jazzy music in a closed position, especially suitable for uptempo tunes. Beginners welcome; no partner necessary. Experienced dancers will expand their repertoire with this unique style. Cost is $35 for all six weeks; $10 drop-ins. Bring a friend who is new to the Hilo Hep Cats and get your own series for only $20.

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

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 27

IPAD 2 FOR SENIORS 50+

Where: SeniorNet, UH-Hilo, Portable Building 7, 200 W. Kaaili St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Wednesday and Friday

Details: Learn how to have even more fun with your iPad; more photos, more music and more apps. Bring your iPad, Apple ID and password. Cost is $60 plus $44 SeniorNet annual membership fee. Daily parking fee $3.

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

WRITER’S GUILD: A FREE GROUP TO SUPPORT WRITERS

Where: Thelma Parker Public Library, 67-1209 Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea

When: 10 a.m. Wednesdays

Details: This nonprofit group supporting writers on the Big Island will meet weekly through June and July. Drop in with your ideas or pieces on which you are currently working. Group topics vary according to pieces being discussed.

Contact: Susan Collins, 887-6076, susan.collins@librarieshawaii.org

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: kobukan.kendo@gmail.com

THURSDAY, Sept. 28

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

INTERNET AND EMAIL FOR SENIORS 50+

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

When: 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday

Details: Learn the basics of how to stay safe while surfing the internet and how to email, forward and copy each other. Cost is $42 plus $44 SeniorNet annual membership fee. Daily parking fee $3.

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

HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE STUDY GROUP

Where: North Kohala Public Library, 54-3645 Akoni Pule Highway, Kapaau

When: 3:30 p.m. Thursdays

Details: All ages and skill levels invited to join the study group. This is a group of motivated learners who support each other in increasing their Hawaiian language skills. Newcomers welcome.

Contact: Janet Lam, 889-6655, janet.lam@librarieshawaii.org

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

FRIDAY, Sept. 29

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

COMING

NORTH KOHALA REIKI LEVEL I WORKSHOP

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

When: 8 a.m. Sept. 30-Oct. 1

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

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

EXPLORING WOODTURNING WITH AARON HAMMER

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

When: 9 a.m. Sept 30-Oct. 1

Details: This workshop focuses on the lathe. Get hands-on experience with spindle turning (as for chair legs, bottle stoppers and poi pounders), as well as bowl turning. Students will take home several completed projects. Beginners welcome. Ages 13 and older welcome.

Contact: Amy Flanders, 719-680-7993, communityedhkol@gmail.com

MOROCCO-INSPIRED ZENTANGLE

Where: One Gallery, 186 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Oct. 1

Details: Get inspired by the popular and timeless patterns of Casablanca. No experience necessary. Cost is $35, which includes materials and refreshments. Register at www.sarakrosch.com/zentangle.

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

PAHOA SENIOR CLASSES

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

When: 10 a.m. beginning Oct. 2

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

IPAD 1 FOR SENIORS 50+

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

When: 10 a.m. Oct 2-3 and 5

Details: Learn how to get the most out of your iPad. Bring your iPad, Apple ID and password. Cost is $60 plus $44 SeniorNet annual membership fee. Parking fee $3 daily.

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

BEGINNING ENERGY MEDICINE WORKSHOP — NORTH KOHALA

Where: Halai Healing Place, 54-3876 Akoni Pule Highway, Suite 205, Kapaau

When: 8 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday

Details: Discover ancient mysteries of the human aura and learn about the chakra system. In this interactive workshop, you will learn to see, feel, assess, balance and boost the human auric field for optimal well-being. Everyone welcome. No experience necessary. Cost is $295. Preregistration required. Limited space available.

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

DANCE IMAGINED SERIES WITH KAREN MASAKI

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

When: 10 a.m. Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31

Details: Classes encourage exploration and build strength and fluidity for the pure exhilaration of movement. Explorations of spinal and joint movements, alignment and breathing help develop greater awareness and physical capacity. Short improvisations inject laughter and fun while stimulating the imagination. The class ends with a free dance segment, accompanied by a wide range of music, from classical to rock. No dance experience is necessary. Cost for a single class is $20 or $15 VAC members or $50 for the entire series (paid in advance) for members and nonmembers. Call or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org to register.

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

EXCEL SPREADSHEET FOR SENIORS 50+

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

When: 1 p.m. Oct. 3-5

Details: Learn how to use your computer like a calculator by creating formulas that tell it to add, subtract, multiply and divide in a nanosecond. Learn how to create pie charts and bar charts from a table of figures you create. Cost is $42 plus $44 SeniorNet annual membership fee. Parking fee $3 daily.

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

IPHONE 2 FOR SENIORS 50+

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

When: 9 a.m. Oct. 4 and 6

Details: This is a hands-on, in-depth look at the 30-plus apps that come on your iPhone (and more through the App Store). This class assumes you already know the basics about using the iPhone and want to learn more. Bring your Apple ID and password. Cost is $42 plus $44 SeniorNet annual membership fee. Parking fee $3 daily.

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

NORTH KOHALA REIKI LEVEL I WORKSHOP

Where: Halai Healing Place, 54-3876 Akoni Pule Highway, Suite 205, Kapaau

When: 8 a.m. Oct. 6-7

Details: Learn an ancient healing art passed down through the sacred tradition of the Usui Method of Natural Healing to heal yourself and others. No experience necessary. Level I certification. Preregistration required. Cost is $350 plus tax. Limited space available.

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

TROPICAL FLOWER ARRANGING

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

When: 1 p.m. Oct. 6

Details: Taught by Hawaiian cultural practitioner, tropical agriculture farmer and member of Halau Na Kamalei Kaipo Ah Chong. Explore color and texture in three dimensions with tropical flowers. Choose from an array of flowers such as anthuriums, orchids, ti leaves, ginger and heliconia, to name a few. Leave the workshop with your own arrangement to take with you and enjoy. Cleaned tropical flowers will be provided. Cost is $45 plus a $20 supply fee. Bring a pair of clippers. Preregistration is required. To register, call or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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

KOREAN COOKING CLASS: MAIN DISHES

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

When: 10 a.m. Oct. 7

Details: Learn how to cook your own traditional Korean-style main dishes. This course will give students an introduction to the techniques used to make kimchi pancake, braised chicken and kimchi stew. All of the materials needed to prepare the dishes will be provided. Students are recommended to bring an apron. Cost is $55 or $50 for VAC members plus a $15 supply fee. Advance registration required. To register, call or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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

WOOD SHOP CLASSES

Where: Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School, Wood Shop, 35-2065 Old

Mamalahoa Highway, Laupahoehoe

When: 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 7-Nov. 11

Details: Sharpen your skills or finish up projects in a series of six four-hour classes. For wood shop alum who just can’t get enough. Get the same expert advice you treasured in the morning class, while taking your woodworking skills to the next level. Afternoon classes are adults only. Cost is $150. Register at thehui.net.

Contact: Amy Flanders, 719-680-7993, communityedhkol@gmail.com

CRAFTERNOON — PAPER QUILLING

Where: The Cooper Center, 19-4030 Wright Road, Volcano

When: 1 p.m. Oct. 8

Details: Create 3-D shapes and designs using paper strips and simple tools. Make a paper quilled card to take home. Cost is $15, which includes materials and light refreshments. Participants must register at www.makerfair.org/participate/crafternoons.

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

WORKPLACE VIOLENCE WORKSHOP

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

When: 8 a.m. Oct. 10

Details: Businesses should have policy, procedures, training, engineering and administrative controls to respond to events that threaten worker safety. Learn about these topics and trends throughout the nation. Registration deadline Oct. 4.

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

MAXIMIZE SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

Where: Hawaii Innovation Center, 117 Keawe St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Oct. 12

Details: Free. Learn tips on how to make the most of the nationwide marketing for Small Business Saturday, the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Register at www.hisbdc.org.

Contact: Lydia Santiago, 933-0776, lydias@hawaiiantel.net

REIKI LEVEL I CERTIFICATION

Where: Halai Healing Place, 54-3876 Akoni Pule Highway, Suite 205, Kapaau

When: 9 a.m. Oct. 12-13

Details: Learn an ancient healing art passed down through the sacred tradition of the Usui Method of Natural Healing to heal yourself and others. No experience necessary. Level I certification. Preregistration required. Cost is $350 plus tax. Limited space available.

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

WRITERS WORKSHOP

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

When: 1 p.m. Sundays beginning Oct. 15

Details: Whether you’re a seasoned writer or just starting out, one of your most useful resources is a workshop. With this workshop, you’ll not only have useful feedback from other writers, you’ll also benefit from weekly discussions about the most important concepts of writing with the group’s facilitator. Writers can explore any creative medium they want in a friendly, supportive environment. Cost for the full 10 weeks is $90, payable at the start of the session.

Contact: Adam Sydney, 818-216-8664, asydney@gmail.com

THE HEART TREASURE OF THE ENLIGHTENED ONES — THE PRACTICE OF VIEW, MEDITATION AND ACTION

Where: Nechung Temple, 96-2285 Wood Valley Road, Pahala

When: 9:30 a.m. Oct. 21

Details: Free and open to the public; with English translation. RSVP at tibetanbuddhism.eventbrite.com. Khenpo Sodargye Rinpoche, a native of Drakgo in Kham Tibet, is a leading Buddhist scholar and teacher, writer, translator, public intellectual and life ethicist based at Larung Gar Buddhist Academy in Sertar County of Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan Province. As one of the original disciples of the late Khenpo Jigme Phuntsog, he continues to transmit the teachings of Nyingmapa beyond Tibet.

Contact: Fan Zhang, 987-3126, bicwhawaii@gmail.com

BUDDHIST PRACTICE IN DIFFICULT TIMES

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

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

Details: Free and open to the public; with English translation. RSVP at tibetanbuddhism.eventbrite.com. Khenpo Sodargye Rinpoche, a native of Drakgo in Kham Tibet, is a leading Buddhist scholar and teacher, writer, translator, public intellectual and life ethicist based at Larung Gar Buddhist Academy in Sertar County of Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan Province. As one of the original disciples of the late Khenpo Jigme Phuntsog, he continues to transmit the teachings of Nyingmapa beyond Tibet.

Contact: Fan Zhang, 987-3126, bicwhawaii@gmail.com

Clubs

TODAY, Sept. 23

CITIZENS’ CLIMATE LOBBY BIG ISLAND CHAPTER MONTHLY MEETING

Where: Christ Lutheran Church, 595 Kapiolani St., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Sept. 23

Details: Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. Everyone invited to join the team at this month’s meeting. Call or email for more information.

Contact: Zoe Whitney, 280-5882, zoewhitney@mac.com

SUNDAY, Sept. 24

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, 965-1391, gailbuck@yahoo.com

TUESDAY, Sept. 26

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

UNDERSTANDING MEDICARE SEMINAR

Where: Hilo Woman’s Club, 7 Lele St., Hilo

When: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday

Details: Come and learn about many topics including the ABC’s of Medicare, how to prevent Medicare fraud, reading your Medicare statements and more. A potluck luncheon will be included during the two-hour seminar.

Contact: Jan Kuester, 895-5274, janetkuester@gmail.com

THURSDAY, Sept. 28

HAWAII HANDWEAVERS HUI MONTHLY HILO GATHERING

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

When: 10 a.m. Thursday

Details: Last Thursday of every month. Share projects, troubleshoot weaving and spinning problems, watch videos and much more. Open to all.

Contact: Shannon Mathers, 969-3110, hhhbigisland@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

Health

MONDAY, Sept. 25

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

ZUMBA WITH JOYI

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

When: 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays

Details: Classes are free. Register today.

Contact: Kalani Lawson, 969-9220, kalani@hmono.org

TUESDAY, Sept. 26

BASIC STRETCH AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISE CLASS

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

When: 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Details: Basic stretches and muscular endurance exercises that will help improve your flexibility and strength. Designed for all ages; geared toward those needing to maintain or increase mobility, and those wanting a gentle stretch. Free.

Contact: Kalani Lawson, 969-9220, kalani@hmono.org

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 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

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 27

PARKINSON’S EXERCISE GROUP

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

When: 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays

Details: Great fun and excellent health benefits from exercise. Stand or sit in your chair. Caregivers can attend with no charge.

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

THURSDAY, Sept. 28

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

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

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

FRIDAY, Sept. 29

HILO PARKINSON SUPPORT GROUP

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

When: 2 p.m. Friday

Details: Last Friday of each month. This month, talk story and then break into care-partner and PD groups to offer suggestions and support for each other while dealing with the challenges of Parkinson’s disease. Care-partners should bring jackets as the room is cold.

Contact: Terri Cronister, 339-7905, tcronister@yahoo.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

NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP

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

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Details: The National Alliance on Mental Illness Hawaii presents this monthly support group that helps people gain understanding and empathy for loved ones living with and recovering from mental illness. Join us to learn more, connect with others and feel empowered.

Contact: Carolyn Oki, 935-3518, caroldhilo@gmail.com

COMING

ZUMBA

Where: Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi, 326 Desha Ave., Keaukaha

When: 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays beginning Oct. 2

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

YOGA

Where: Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi, 326 Desha Ave., Keaukaha

When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Oct. 3

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

MEDICAL QIGONG FOR CHRONIC PAIN

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

When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays, 11 a.m. Saturdays, Oct. 3-28

Details: Practice spans 450 years in China. Manage chronic pain, respiratory issues, etc. It is balance of movement and meditation for proactive, low-impact and non-drug approach to health. Visit www.hiqi4health.org for more information. Cost is $70 for eight, one-hour classes twice a week for four weeks. Deadline to register is Sept. 30.

Contact: Jana Ching, 961-6922, jana.hiqi@gmail.com, www.hiqi4health.org

DANIEL K. INOUYE COLLEGE OF PHARMACY NINTH ANNUAL HEALTH FAIR

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

When: 10 a.m. Oct. 7

Details: Free health assessments and educational interactive booths. Event coincides with the national American Pharmacists Month. Representatives from many community organizations also will be on hand to present information about what they’re doing.

Contact: Tracey Niimi, 932-7139, tniimi@hawaii.edu

NUTRITION MADE EASY SEMINAR

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

When: 4 p.m. Oct. 14

Details: During this two-hour seminar, we’ll explore a three-step process to initiate and sustain healthier eating habits. We’ll identify reasons for making changes, learn easy ways to incorporate healthier options into daily life and create a plan that works for you. Call to reserve a seat. Admission is $10 per person and includes light refreshments.

Contact: Patti Hatzistavrakis, 965-2054, pattihabc@gmail.com

Just for Keiki

MONDAY, Sept. 25

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

TUESDAY, Sept. 26

SUMMER DANCE CLASSES

Where: Island Dance Academy, 27 Haili St., Hilo

When: 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; all day Saturdays

Details: Professional instruction in classical ballet, tap and jazz. Twenty different classes. Eight-week session can be customized to fit in with your vacation plans and is a great way to try something new.

Contact: Suen Hughes, 961-3622, islanddanceacademy@yahoo.com

AIKIDO FOR KIDS

Where: Aikido of Hilo, 29 Shipman St., No. 203, Hilo

When: 4:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays (grades 3-6); 4:45 p.m. Thursdays (grades 1-2 and teens)

Details: Kids learn stretching, strengthening, self-discipline and cooperation as well as protective skills in a positive setting. Monthly rate $60 for individuals; $45 for college students; $90 for families.

Contact: Barbara Klein, 935-2454, AikidoOfHilo@gmail.com

PAJAMA STORYTIME

Where: Hilo Public Library

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Join us for a special storytime, Pajama Jammie Jam, with librarian Aunty Marsha. This 40-minute program will incorporate bedtime stories and relaxation. Attendees are invited to wear their pajamas. This program is free and suitable for all ages. Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed. For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events.

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

COMING

LEGO MAKE-AND-TAKE

Where: Hilo Public Library, Children’s Room, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Sept. 30

Details: Children ages 12 and younger are invited to help “clean up” the library’s LEGO collection. The library will have a supply of LEGO’s that can be used to make a project that can be taken home. Supplies are limited. Free.

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

Outdoors

TODAY, Sept. 23

SPORTSMAN’S CHALLENGE

Where: Honokaia Boy Scout Camp, 46-306 Camp Honokaia Circle, Honokaa

When: 9:30 a.m. today

Details: Hosted by Hawaii Island Boy Scouts. Local companies and businesses are asked to compete against each other with two-person teams in events including .22-caliber rifle shooting, archery and tomahawk throwing. Proceeds will be used to fix the restrooms at the long house main building at the camp.

Contact: Jason Ontiveros, 640-5545, Jason.Ontiveros@Scouting.org

NATURE AND CULTURE: AN UNSEVERABLE RELATIONSHIP (HE PILINA WEHENA ‘OLE)

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. today

Details: Hike the Palm Trail and be inspired by a place where hulihia (catastrophic change) and kulia (restoration) can be observed as the land transitions from the 1868 lava flow and its pioneer plants to deeper soil with more diverse and older flora. This moderate hike is about 2 miles and takes two hours.

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

SUNDAY, Sept. 24

PALM TRAIL HIKE

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Sunday

Details: Guided moderately difficult 2.6-mile loop traversing scenic pastures along an ancient cinder cone, with some of the best panoramic views Kahuku has to offer.

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

COMING

NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 8:45 a.m. Sept. 30

Details: Volunteers will help remove invasive, non-native plants that prevent native plants from growing. Meet at Kilauea Visitor Center. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and long pants. Bring a hat, rain gear, day pack, snacks and water. Gloves and tools are provided. No advance registration required. Park entrance is free, and NPLD volunteers will receive a pass to return and enjoy the park fee-free on another day of their choosing.

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

THE BIRTH OF KAHUKU

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 30

Details: Explore the rich geologic history of Kahuku. 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. Guided easy-to-moderate hike.

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

RUN FOR THE DRY FOREST 5K AND 10K RUNS

Where: Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a Cinder Cone State Park, 71-1645 Mamalahoa Highway, Kailua-Kona

When: 6:45 a.m. Oct. 28

Details: This annual event helps raise awareness and contributes to the conservation and restoration of dry forests in Hawaii. Proceeds from the race events contribute to conservation of endangered bird and plant species in this park. There also is free (noncompetitive) 1/4-mile keiki fun run and a silent auction, featuring local art, gift certificates and much more. Same day registration available.

Contact: Lyman Perry, 938-7795, lyman.perry@hawaii.gov, or visit www.pathhawaii.org.

Pau Hana

TODAY, Sept. 23

OKTOBERFEST!

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

When: 5 p.m. today

Details: Savor authentic German dishes and German beer to complement the food. German sausage dinner special features three types of German sausage, red potatoes, sauerkraut, fountain drink and ice cream for $13 per person. Call 967-8356 for more information. Park fees apply.

Contact: Elene Rizzo-Kuhn, 967-8371, rizzokuhne@kmc-volcano.com

OKTOBERFEST DINNER

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

When: 6 p.m. today

Details: Delicious Oktoberfest dinner will include grilled bratwurst, assorted breads, sauerkraut, potato salads and ono desserts. Donation of $10. Eat in or takeout available.

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

COMEDY NIGHT

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

When: 8 p.m. today

Details: Comedian Quinn Dahle, who has performed on Comedy Central, “Carson Daly” and in other venues headlines the evening that also will feature other Big Island comedians. Tickets can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com in advance for $20; $25 at the door. Park entry fees apply.

Contact: Elene Rizzo-Kuhn, 967-8371, rizzokuhne@kmc-volcano.com

COMING

COMMUNITY BREAKFAST

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

When: 9 a.m. Oct. 1

Details: Portuguese sausage, scrambled eggs, hash browns, biscuit and gravy, fruit cocktail, tea or coffee for a donation of $8. Children 7-12 are $5; 6 and younger free. All welcome.

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

CHILI DINNER AND BINGO

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

When: 6 p.m. Oct. 7

Details: Meat or vegetarian chili, rice, cornbread, fresh garden salad and dessert. Included with dinner are two bingo cards; additional cards are available for $1 each. Donation of $10. Play for prizes. All welcome.

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

PAHOA SECOND SATURDAY MUSIC AND ART WALK

Where: Pahoa Village Road, Pahoa

When: 4 p.m. Oct. 14

Details: Every second Saturday of the month. Features various bands and music groups in most every business establishment along the road. The work of local artists also are exhibited at the Pahoa Village Museum, the Portal Art Gallery and others.

Contact: Ariel Murphy, 345-8475, aloha2ariel@gmail.com

Performances

TODAY, Sept. 23

KACHI KACHI DANCE

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

When: 6:30 p.m. today

Details: Enjoy music played by the Semillas Kachi Kachi Band. Puerto Rican food plates and beverages will be available for purchase. Cover charge for the band.

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

“THE LAST DALAI LAMA?”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

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

Details: Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing. For more than a thousand years, Tibetan Buddhist psychology has taught techniques for overcoming afflictive emotions such as anger, greed, jealousy, sloth and ignorance. In this film, the Dalai Lama explains Tibetan Buddhism is a religion and a “science of the mind.” He also shares his crystallized understanding of the nature of the mind and its part in the creation and alleviation of all of our suffering.

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

MONDAY, Sept. 25

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

TUESDAY, Sept. 26

HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE BANDSTAND

Where: Mooheau Park Bandstand, 329 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Tuesday

Details: Hilo’s Halau Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna treats audiences to a lively hour of music and hula along with a cultural lei-making workshop. Free.

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

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES PERFORM

Where: Honi Wai Cafe, 17-937 Volcano Road, Mountain View

When: Noon on Tuesdays and Fridays

Details: Come for the beautiful entertainment and sample some of the best food in East Hawaii. Visit Honi Wai Cafe on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HoniWai/.

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

THURSDAY, Sept. 28

MICHAEL MOORE’S “WHERE TO INVADE NEXT?”

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

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Details: This hilarious and evocative film takes audiences to Italy, France, Finland, Norway, Tunisia, Portugal and Iceland to see nations with policies that are successful. A lively discussion follows the film. Free.

Contact: Noelie Rodriguez, 963-6966, noelie@hawaii.edu

FRIDAY, Sept. 29

JPGS BAND

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

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Details: Enjoy the best music of yesteryear. Food plates and beverages available for purchase. Cover charge $5 for the band.

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

COMING

“SHOUT! THE MOD MUSICAL”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 13-29

Details: Show features many of your favorite hits from the 1960s. Mehana beer will be available at all evening performances. Doors open one hour prior to each performance Tickets are $15 general admission, $20 center reserved, and will be $5 more at the door. Tickets can be purchased via the Palace box office.

Contact: Karen Moore, 854-6635, karenannemoore@gmail.com

CHICKEN SKIN OBAKE (GHOST) STORIES

Where: Kilauea Military Camp Theater, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13-14

Details: Featuring obake stories told by master storyteller, kumu and actor Lopaka Kapanui. All new show for 2017. All ages welcome; however, parental guidance is highly suggested. Tickets are limited and can be purchased at all Irie Hawaii locations (Hilo, Pahoa, Kona) and Wizard Smoke Shop/Car Stereo Specialists in Hilo.

Contact: Mariner Revell, 969-7066, rrphawaii@aol.com

KAMUELA PHILHARMONIC PRESENTS “TRIUMPH AND DESIRE”

Where: Kahilu Theatre, 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Waimea

When: 4 p.m. Oct. 15

Details: Orchestral masterpieces celebrating humankind’s triumphs and desires.

Contact: Kamuela Philharmonic, 298-6275, contact@kamuelaphil.org

“THE NUTCRACKER BALLET”

Where: Kahilu Theatre, 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Waimea

When: 6 p.m. Dec. 21-22; 2 p.m. Dec. 23

Details: This delightful holiday classic is presented by West Hawaii Dance Theatre and Academy. A full orchestra under the baton of maestro Brian Dollinger with members of the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra will accompany the dancers. Proceeds will benefit WHDT’s ongoing programs, scholarship fund and studio renovations. Tickets can be purchased by calling the dance company or visiting www.kahilutheatre.org.

Contact: West Hawaii Dance Theatre, 329-8876, vh2dns4@ilhawaii.net

KAMUELA PHILHARMONIC PRESENTS “RUSTIC INSPIRATIONS”

Where: Kahilu Theatre, 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Waimea

When: 4 p.m. Jan. 28, 2018

Details: With the vast landscape of Parker Ranch as inspiration, the orchestra features the inspiring winners of Kamuela Philharmonic’s youth concerto competition.

Contact: Kamuela Philharmonic, 298-6274, contact@kamuelaphil.org

KAMUELA PHILHARMONIC PRESENTS “REMARKABLE FLAIR”

Where: Kahilu Theatre, 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Waimea

When: 4 p.m. March 25, 2018

Details: Remarkable violinist Ignace “Iggy” Jang joins the orchestra to close the season.

Contact: Kamuela Philharmonic, 298-6274, contact@kamuelaphil.org

All Kine Stuffs

TODAY, Sept. 23

PUNA HONGWANJI RUMMAGE AND CINDER SALE

Where: Puna Hongwanji Mission. 16-492 Old Volcano Road, Keaau

When: 8 a.m. today

Details: Kitchenware, household items, appliances, clothing etc. Bagged black cinder for $4.

Contact: Jason Hashimoto, 966-9981, jasonhashi@gmail.com

RAINBOW FRIENDS ANIMAL SANCTUARY ADOPTION EVENT

Where: Aloha Pawz, 697 Manono St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. today

Details: Kittens, cats, puppies and dogs who need their “furever” homes available.

Contact: Rainbow Friends, 982-5110, Kathy@rainbowfriends.org

11TH ANNUAL PEACE DAY PARADE AND FESTIVAL

Where: Mamane Street, Honokaa

When: 11 a.m. today

Details: Come enjoy this colorful and entertaining celebration, with taiko drumming, hula and all kinds of music. The Peace Day Festival follows, noon-2 p.m., with food booths, more music, bon dance and more.

Contact: Peace Day committee, 883-0669, info@peacedayparade.org

SUNDAY, Sept. 24

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

PALMS 101

Where: Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens, Pavilion 1, 800 Stainback Highway, Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Sunday

Details: Hawaii Island Palm Society presents this educational workshop covering topics such as seed propagation, repotting techniques for seedlings, ongoing palm care and planting tips, fertilization and mulching and more. Unique and rare palm seeds will be available to attendees. Everyone will receive a ticket; lucky ticket-holders will take home a palm for their garden. At the end of the workshop, enjoy a guided tour of the zoo’s 100-plus palm collection. Public invited. Free event.

Contact: Bob Gibbens, 333-5626, begteb@hawaii.rr.com

FREE DOG TRAINING AND SOCIAL EVENT

Where: Near the tea house, 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

MONDAY, Sept. 25

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

TUESDAY, Sept. 26

PAST AND FUTURE CLIMATE ON MAUNAKEA

Where: UH-Hilo, Science and Technology Building, Room 108, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Details: A Maunakea Speaker Series presentation by Steven Businger, professor and chairman of the UH-Manoa Department of Atmospheric Sciences. Businger will discuss the climate of Mauna Kea, past, present and future, including historic climate observations and simulations of future weather. He also will share thoughts about how we might mitigate and plan for a warming climate to come. Free and open to the public.

Contact: Fritz Klasner, 933-0734, fklasner@hawaii.edu

HI-SEAS MISSION V: WHAT IT’S LIKE TO LIVE ON MARS

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Details: The NASA-funded Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation aims to help determine the individual and team requirements for long-duration space exploration missions, including interplanetary travel to Mars. Join Mission V crew member Brian Ramos as he describes what it’s like living and working in the habitat for eight months. Part of the park’s ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

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

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 27

MERIT APPEALS BOARD MEETING

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

When: 9 a.m. Wednesday

Details: Communication No. 17-03 appealing a recruitment and examination action by the Parks and Recreation Department; Communication Nos. 17-04, 17-05 and 17-06 appealing a recruitment and examination action by the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney; Communication Nos. 17-07 and 17-07.01 appealing a reclassification of a particular position(s) actions by the Department of Human Resources; Communication No. 17-08 Audit Report No. 2017-03 by the Office of the Legislative Auditor (county’s Department of Human Resources hiring practices); Communication Nos. 17-01 through 17-01.09 appealing an employment action by the Office of the County Clerk; Communication Nos. 17-02 through 17-02.02 appealing an employment action by the Police Department; FY2016-17 annual evaluation of the director of Human Resources; presentation by the director of HR; HR quarterly reports (April-June 2017); items of current interest.

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

KU‘I KALO (POUND POI)

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center lanai, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10 a.m. Wednesday

Details: Learn how to make this staple food of the Hawaiian diet. Park rangers will share their knowledge of kalo at this authentic cultural experience. Part of the park’s ‘Ike Hana No‘eau “Experience the Skillful Work” workshops. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

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

THURSDAY, Sept. 28

“A PERFECT DAY FOR AN ALBATROSS” BOOK-SIGNING AND PRESENTATION

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

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Details: Join award-winning author and artist Caren Loebel-Fried for this special event featuring her new picture book. The book is set on Midway Atoll, where Loebel-Fried spent five weeks counting and researching albatrosses. She will share her love of wildlife and passion for conservation through art and story. Guest speaker Cynthia Vanderlip will be on hand to discuss her experiences on Kure Atoll. Copies of the book will be available for sale after the presentations, as well as original framed art and giclees from the book. Free; however, a $5 donation is greatly appreciated.

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

COMING

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH — UKULELE WITH WES AWANA

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Oct. 6

Details: Volcano-area musician Awana shares his love of ukulele and Hawaiian music by giving family friendly lessons on the iconic and inviting instrument. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

Contact: Jenette, 967-8222, jenette@volcanoartcenter.org

ANNUAL KAUMANA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PTSA RUMMAGE SALE

Where: Kaumana Elementary School, Cafeteria, 1710 Kaumana Drive, Hilo

When: 7 a.m. Oct. 7

Details: The community is asked to donate items from 2:30-5 p.m. Oct. 5 and 2:30-6 p.m. Oct. 6 at the cafeteria. Electronics such as TVs, monitors and CPUs will not be accepted. Donation receipts will be given. Kokua and come Saturday to check out the bargains.

Contact: Noelani Spencer, 974-4190, noelani_spencer@notes.k12.hi.us

“FENG SHUI FOR LOVE AND MONEY”

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

When: 1 p.m. Oct. 7

Details: Big Island author Clear Englebert will talk about his new book. Clear has practiced and taught feng shui since 1995.

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

COUNTRY BBQ WITH MUSIC BY GONE COUNTRY AND LINE DANCING

Where: Hilo Woman’s Club, 7 Lele St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Oct. 7

Details: Fundraiser for the Hilo Woman’s Club. Tickets are $25. Proceeds benefit the HWC community donations fund.

Contact: Jan Kuester, 895-5274, janetkuester@gmail.com

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH — LEI MAKING WITH RANDY LEE

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Oct. 13

Details: Master lei maker Lee uses a variety of natural materials to fashion lei from the freshest fern, leaves and flowers he personally gathers from the rain forests of Panaewa. Enjoy the skill and wonderful stories that this well-respected practitioner has to offer. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

Contact: Jenette, 967-8222, jenette@volcanoartcenter.org

WAIMEA PUMPKIN PATCH FALL FESTIVAL

Where: Waimea District Park Complex, 67-1315 Ala Ohia Road, Waimea

When: 10 a.m. Oct. 14

Details: Live entertainment, Hawaii-made products, community service information booths, Waimea business booths, pie contest, fun run, pony rides, petting zoo, inflatable games/rides, farmers market, food trucks and booths. For more information, visit www.waimeapumpkinpatch@gmail.com.

Contact: Donni Sheather, 938-9667, sheatherdonni@gmail.com

OKTOBERFEST IN VOLCANO

Where: The Cooper Center, 19-4030 Wright Road, Volcano

When: 3 p.m. Oct. 14

Details: Enjoy an authentic German meal, local brewed beer, wine, adult darts and kids games. Proceeds benefit Cooper Center community programs.

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

HAWAII ISLAND UKULELE RETREAT

Where: Kohala Village HUB, 55-514 Hawi Road, Hawi

When: 9 a.m. Oct. 15-21

Details: Ukulele classes and workshops will cover all levels of skill and include genres from traditional Hawaiian mele for beginners, to swing, jazz, blues and soul for the more advanced. There are even classes in Celtic ukulele and an ukulele ensemble class to work on Tchaikovsky’s “Chanson Triste.” There also will be opportunities to learn lap steel guitar and ukulele bass, engage in some storytelling or take a hula workshop. Complete schedule and detailed descriptions of classes at www.HawaiiIslandUkuleleRetreat.com. All attendees must register online. Kama‘aina can choose to attend as full-time participants or register for specific classes and workshops.

Contact: Elaine de Man, 348-8652, elainede@sbcglobal.net

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH — HULA AND OLI WITH KAMAOLIPUA GRACE

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Oct. 20

Details: Kumu hula of Halau Alaka`i of Halauolaokalani Grace shares her extensive knowledge to teach the basics of hula, language and chant. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

Contact: Jenette, 967-8222, jenette@volcanoartcenter.org

KOKORO GARAGE SALE

Where: Taishoji Soto Mission, 275 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 8 a.m. Oct. 21

Details: Temple members will sell clothing, housewares, crafts and more.

Contact: The Rev. Shinsho Hata, 785-3072, shinsho.hata@gmail.com

19TH ANNUAL TASTE OF HILO

Where: Sangha Hall, 424 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Oct. 22

Details: Features the culinary skills of more than 35 chefs, restaurants and patisseries, who provide their talents, ingredients and staff to make this annual event a success. A portion of proceeds goes to support Hawaii Community College. Tickets are $55 presale, $70 at the door (subject to availability).

Contact: Mike Miyahira, 987-8328, miyahira@hawaiiantel.net

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH - LEI MAKING WITH KAIPO AH CHONG

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Oct. 27

Details: Tropical agriculture farmer Ah Chong shares 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 entrance fees apply.

Contact: Jenette, 967-8222, jenette@volcanoartcenter.org

47TH ANNUAL KONA COFFEE CULTURAL FESTIVAL

Where: Kailua-Kona

When: Various times Nov. 3-12

Details: Celebrate the harvest as Kona coffee farms offer a firsthand look at growing this world-famous crop, the coffee art scene fills with inspiration and music and dance enrich cultural exchanges. Kona coffee and food events offer tastings, and hands-on cultural events help tell the story of Kona’s rich coffee history. For more information, visit www.konacoffeefest.com.

Contact: Laura Aquino, 326-7820, laura@current-events.com

W.M. KECK OBSERVATORY OPEN HOUSE

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

When: 10 a.m. Nov. 11

Details: A fun, family friendly event filled with cosmic activities, stellar food and a star-studded program featuring renowned astronomers and engineers. Bring your keiki, ohana, friends and neighbors to experience dozens of science-rich, interactive booths. Parking is free.

Contact: Mari-Ela Chock, 881-3827, mchock@keck.hawaii.edu

FOURTH ANNUAL SPARTAN FEST

Where: Hilo Intermediate School, 587 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Nov. 19

Details: Everyone invited. Product and craft vendors, informational booths, rummage sale, food, activities and entertainment. Interested in a booth? Call or email the contact below.

Contact: Laina Torres, 313-5300, laina_torres@notes.k12.hi.us

ONGOING

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

AYSO YOUTH SOCCER REGISTRATION FALL 2017

Where: www.hiloayso.org

Details: The fall season is from July to November. Players must be born between 2002 and 2013. Cost is $60. Values include everyone plays, open registration, positive coaching, player development, balanced teams and good sportsmanship.

Contact: Hotline, 959-1972

PUNA 4-H CLUB RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS

Where: Pahoa, Keaau and Kalapana areas

When: Until clubs are full

Details: For keiki in grades K-12. Call today so you don’t miss out on upcoming events. New 4-H year already underway.

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

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

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 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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