Hilo Aglow welcomes the public to its November Fellowship from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at Haili Church, 211 Haili St. Members will share insights and experiences from the National Aglow Conference that was hosted Oct. 30-Nov. 2 in New Mexico.
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“Christmas Joy” was the name of the game as parishioners from the Episcopal Church of the Holy Apostles prepared boxes for Operation Christmas Child, a project that helps young children in countries ravaged by war, famine, poverty or disease experience some of the joy of the holiday season. Pictured, from left, are Martha Reber, Diane Cockett, Dora Kraul, Elizabeth Bell, Allenette Stender, Penny Chu, BJ Saito, Keala Palea and Sandi Nakagawa.
The Big Island Buddhist Federation will host a Bodhi Day Service in celebration of the enlightenment of Shakyamuni Buddha, the awakened one, formally known as Prince Siddharta Gautama.
Vested Interest in K9s Inc. announces its 2015 color calendar features the Hawaii State Sheriff’s Division K-9 Team, starring Deputy Rollin Cannon and K-9 Robbie in the month of May.
A flying adventure novel by former Hawaii Tribune-Herald reporter and inside-pages editor John Roland “Jack” Hughes, who also flew for MurrayAir Ltd. in Hilo, has been published.
The Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art announces the availability of “Aloha Aina Volume II: MORE Big Island Memories” book.
Volcano’s Tom Peek, award-winning author of “Daughters of Fire,” will be “Bookseller for a Day” on Saturday at Kona Stories.
Free community magic show
Hakalau artist Eve Furchgott invites the public to her annual open studio and holiday art sale in Wailea town on three dates this holiday season — Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 13-14, and Sunday, Dec. 28.
Planning to travel abroad? Plan to get your passport.
The Royal Order of Kamehameha I, Mamalahoa (Hilo Chapter) will celebrate Ka La Ku’oko’a (Hawaiian Independence Day) at the Kamehameha statue in Wailoa River State Park on Friday starting at 11:30 a.m.
The magic, memories and gifted artistry of Martha Lowrey Greenwell’s “Mouse House” Christmas Village wonderland returns to Isaacs Art Center this season. The Christmas Village, affectionately known as “The Mouse House,” and a special Christmas tree decorated with Greenwell’s handmade Emgee ornaments will be on display at Hawaii Preparatory Academy’s Isaacs Art Center through Jan. 10.
Sacred Heart Parish in Pahoa invites the community to its annual Christmas Fair from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the church.
Full Life recently received a grant in the amount of $20,000 from Hawaii Community Foundation’s Omidyar `Ohana Fund and the Oscar L. and Ernestine H. Armstrong Advised Fund.
Sailor and canoe builder Kiko Johnston-Kitazawa will give a presentation on Wa’akaulua, the Hawaiian double-hulled canoe, at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 8, at the North Kohala Public Library in Kapaau. This program was previously set for Oct. 20 and canceled due to Hurricane Ana.