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UH-Hilo choirs sing spring on April 27

The University of Hawaii at Hilo choirs will present their spring choral concert, “We Sing the Spring,” at 2 p.m. Sunday at the UH-Hilo Performing Arts Center. The Kapili Choir and the University Chorus are conducted by Amy Horst and accompanied by Walter Greenwood on piano.

Climate change talk at UHH

The University of Hawaii at Hilo will host a seminar featuring David Helweg, director of the Pacific Islands Climate Science Center (PICSC), at noon today in Room 118 of the Science and Technology Building. The event is free and open to the public.

Daily music and talk-story events this week in downtown Hilo are featuring the music and literature of Hawaii. Everyone is invited to the free programs being presented in tribute to the 51st annual Merrie Monarch Festival at Basically Books at 160 Kamehameha Ave.

‘Life in Colors’ workshops, fashion show feature Izukura

In conjunction with the gallery opening of Akihiko Izukura’s designer art and fashionable attire show at Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art at 141 Kalakaua St. in Hilo, at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 2, Izukura will present to the community of Hilo hands-on techniques used in creating wearable designer and fashionable clothing for women from silkworms.

Ornament contest winners honored

The Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation Mountain View Gym, in partnership with Queen Lili‘uokalani Children’s Center, hosted a holiday ornament design and coloring contest in three categories: grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8.

Soil carbon: Precious as jewels, stuff of life

It is commonly stated life on planet Earth is carbon-based, and much is made of this fact. As planetary scientists search the cosmos for signs of extraterrestrial life, it is always carbon-containing organic molecules they seek as a sign that life might exist on other worlds.

PISCES moon rover set to be showcased

Join Rob Kelso and Rodrigo Romo from the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES) at 7 p.m. Friday at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center for a talk about how a lunar rover and the Robotic Village will play a role in “living off the land,” a concept vital to Earth’s next chapter in space exploration.