The Big Island Substance Abuse Council recently hosted a series of workshops in partnership with the Hawaii Island United Way to help equip relief workers with tools to meet the psychological needs of the people they serve, while learning to be aware of compassion fatigue in themselves. From left, are BISAC Chief Clinical Officer Raquel Chang, county Civil Defense Administrator Darryl Oliveira, county Disaster Recovery Coordinator Janice Bueltmann and BISAC Chief Executive Officer Hannah Preston-Pita.
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Glad Tidings Church of Hilo will host its annual Thanksgiving luncheon Sunday at Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale in Hilo.
In celebration of global Geographic Information System (GIS) Day this month, Maui Economic Development Board’s Women in Technology (WIT) will provide free GIS training for students and teachers in Hilo and Kona the first week in December.
‘Imiloa Astronomy Center recently announced the appointment of Esben Borsting as the center’s new deputy director.
The state Office of Planning is hosting meetings on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island to hear from interested stakeholders about the effectiveness of the state’s land use system.
Hulihe‘e Palace wraps up its 2014 Afternoon at Hulihe‘e Palace schedule Sunday, Dec. 14, and also announces its 2015 schedule of events.
The eighth annual Paradise Art Studio Tour (PST) is set for the first weekend in December, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6-7, throughout Hawaiian Paradise Park.
For nearly a quarter of a century, the St. Joseph Catholic Church Aloha Choir has brought comfort and strength to grieving families through its ministry of consolation. The choir’s ministry extends God’s compassion and mercy to those in need.
The public is invited to the annual Thanksgiving Celebration &Weekend Spiritual Retreat that begins Thanksgiving Day at Puna Aloha Farms.
The annual Holiday Bazaar and craft vendor event at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Papaikou is scheduled for 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. Everyone is invited.
The Episcopal Church of the Holy Apostles invites the public to come and celebrate the Feast Day of their Holy Sovereigns, King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma at 9 a.m. Sunday at the church at 1407 Kapiolani St. in Hilo.
The past several weeks have been full of suspense and emotion for residents of lower Puna.
Join Gordon K. Squires, Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) communications and outreach lead, for a talk titled “Hello Universe — What Else Do You Have?” at 7 p.m. on Friday at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center. Squires will take a look at how astronomers are looking deeper into the universe.
The Hawaii Preparatory Academy Middle School Handbell Choir, under the direction of Georgia Polakova, will offer a series of free public performances to welcome the holiday season.
Join members of the Volcano Village Artists Hui over Thanksgiving weekend, Friday through Sunday, Nov. 28-30, for their 28th annual Art Studio Tour &Sale. This self-guided tour will include seven studios, all located in the peaceful rainforest environment of Volcano Village.