TODAY, August 4
GONE COUNTRY BAND
Where: Hilo Farmers Market
When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 4
Details: Hot mix of western swing, country rock, classic country and blues. Free.
Contact: Michael Golden, 982-9360, email@example.com
BIKE MS: GO BIG OR GO HOME
Where: The Hilton Waikoloa
When: 6 a.m. Aug. 4-5
Details: Bike MS: cyclists help raise money for community, educational, and health programs in Hawaii and much-needed research to find the cure. First day: 65 miles; second day: 50 miles. Lots of prizes; meals for participants, who must raise a minimum of $300 to ride. Visit www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/HIH/ index.aspx
Contact: Candice Schwalbach, 532-0808, Candice.Schwalbach@nmss.org
SUNDAY, August 5
TAISHOJI TOORO NAGASHI
Where: Wailoa Boat Ramp, Hilo
When: 5:30 p.m. Aug. 5
Details: Taishoji Soto Mission annual Tooro Nagashi (floating lanterns ceremony). Donor members will assemble lanterns at 5 p.m. Taishoji Taiko will perform at 5:30 p.m. As darkness nears, the biodegradable lighted lanterns will be taken to the river mouth and released into the ocean to symbolize spirits of ancestors returning to the spirit world. Spectators invited; no other lanterns allowed.
Contact: Rev. John Myoshin Lang, 935-8407
VOLCANO HUNA TALK
Where: Cooper Center
When: 1 p.m. Aug. 5
Details: “How To Predict The Future” will be discussed by Serge Kahili King, author of 15 books on Huna philosophy. King will begin with a Hawaiian legend, then describe how to use ancient wisdom to solve modern problems. Monthly meeting; free to all.
Contact: Serge Kahili King, 985-8880, firstname.lastname@example.org
NO HPP SWAP MEET
Where: Hawaii Paradise Park
When: 7 a.m. Aug. 11
Details: HPP’s Monthly Swap Meet will not be held this month because HPP Community Center is a polling place for today’s Primary Election. The next swap meet will be Sept. 8, starting at 7 a.m.
Contact: Heather McNeill, 982-6666
CAR WASH & BAKE SALE
Where: Pahoa Sacred Heart
When: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 11
Details: Get your car washed and shop for baked goods, malasadas, spam musubi and other goodies, along with electronics, housewares, clothes, Christmas decorations, etc. Benefit to raise funds for youngsters and chaperones to attend retreat Sept. 1-2 in Honolulu.
Contact: Sally Ganiron, 965- 8959, 938-5735, email@example.com
KAWAIHAE CULTURAL FESTIVAL
Where: Pu‘ukohola Heiau National Historic Site
When: Aug. 11-12
Details: The public is invited to the 40th Annual Ho‘oku‘ikahi Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival. Here is the schedule for the free event: Saturday, 6:30-10 a.m., the opening ho‘okupu, or gift-giving, ceremony and warrior exhibitions and pageantry; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., cultural demonstrations, traditional crafts, hawaiian food tasting, canoe rides, games, music and more.
Contact: Visitor center, 882- 7218
FREE STUDENT MASSAGE
Where: Big Island Academy of Massage, Hilo
When: 1-4 p.m. Aug. 11
Details: Free student chair massage by graduating students. Bring whole family.
Contact: Yahavah, 969-7676, firstname.lastname@example.org, hilomassage.com
HIGASHI HONGWANJI BON DANCE
Where: Hilo Higashi Hongwanji Mission, 216 Mohouli St.
When: 7 p.m. Aug. 11
Details: Service for the departed starts at 7 p.m. Bon dance runs from 8-11 p.m. Event is free to the public. Food and drinks available at the concession.
Contact: Roy Hamakawa, 935- 8968, email@example.com
‘THE FUTURE OF BUDDHISM IN AMERICA’
Where: Honokaa Hongwanji
When: 7 p.m. Aug. 13
Details: “Attraction, Detraction —the Future of Buddhism in America” talk by author and Buddhist scholar Ken Tanaka. “I have no hobbies, since my life itself is a hobby,” says Tanaka, whose everyday approach to Shin Buddhism has a broad appeal. His presentation is open to all, regardless of religious or spiritual beliefs. Meet Tanaka, share refreshments and talk story afterward. For information, please call 775-7232.
Contact: Miles Okumura, 640- 4602, firstname.lastname@example.org
‘THE FUTURE OF BUDDHISM IN AMERICA’
Where: Hilo Betsuin When: 7 p.m. Aug. 14
Details: See previous listing.
LIFE CARE BON DANCE
Where: Life Care Center, Hilo
When: 6 p.m. Aug. 17
Details: Bon Dance sponsored by Higashi Hongwanji, Project Dana and Hilo Bon Dance Club. All invited to watch or participate.
Contact: Chris Ridley, 959- 9151, email@example.com
BEE APPRECIATION BRUNCH
Where: Hawaiian Acres Community Center, Kurtistown
When: 11 a.m. Aug. 18
Details: All invited to talk bees — bee culture, apitherapy: honey elixirs, pollen, propolis and venom; bee products: candles, hive suits, tools, queens. Watch: “Tales from the Hive,” a “Nova” presentation. Talk about natural bee hives, how to help the honey bee (nalomeli) increase in numbers. Bring potluck food to share.
Contact: Leo, 217-2925, firstname.lastname@example.org
ENVIRONMENT HAWAII DINNER
Where: ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center
When: 6 p.m. Aug. 24
Details: Dinner, music by the Jazz Brothers (John Parker and Tom Sawicki) and vocalist Valerie Simpson, a lecture by University of Hawaii at Hilo Professor Jonathan Price and a silent auction. $60 per head includes $20 tax-deductible donation to Environment Hawaii.
Contact: Pat Tummons, 934- 0115, email@example.com
KAU KAU KAILUA
Where: Kailua Village
When: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 16
Details: Kau kau means food, and this week-long event features special deals. Visit www. HistoricKailuaVillage.com
Contact: Dorlene, 936-9202, firstname.lastname@example.org
BREADFRUIT FESTIVAL GOES BANANAS
Where: Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden, Captain Cook
When: 9 a.m. Sept. 29
Details: Recognizing ulu’s traditional role in mixed agroforestry, the festival will also highlight ulu’s Pacific-wide companion, mai‘a (banana.) Features cultural and horticultural presenters and practitioners, storytelling, breadfruit cooking contest, ulu and banana cooking demonstrations, youth crafts, ulu buffet and snacks, ulu and banana tree sales, fine art contest, youth art contest and music. Free; www.breadfruit.info.
Contact: Craig Elevtich, 324- 4427, email@example.com
BICC ANTIQUE & COIN SHOW
Where: Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale, Hilo
When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 28
Details: The Big Island Coin Club presents its fifth annual Antique & Coin Show. Big Island, Neighbor Island and mainland vendors will be represented. Show is free and open to the collecting public.
Contact: Steve Nemeth, 935- 1035
25TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CRAFT ‘EG’STRAVAGANZA
Where: Kanaka‘ole Stadium, Hilo
When: 5 p.m. Nov. 16
Details: Craft booth applications available at Burgado’s Fine Woods in Hilo, Pikake Beads in Kona, and by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Fees start at $170 for two days.
Contact: Evelyn Garbo, 959- 7389, email@example.com
CHRISTMAS AT HULIHE‘E
Where: Hulihe‘e Palace
When: 6 p.m. Dec. 1
Details: Kick off holidays at 3rd Annual Christmas at Hulihe‘e Palace. $100; sumptuous dinner, live and silent auctions, island entertainment. Benefits palace restoration, W.H. Habitat for Humanity. Tickets on sale in August. Visit www.huliheechristmas. org or call 756-8928.
Contact: Margo Takata, 331- 8010, firstname.lastname@example.org
HILO COFFEE MILL FARMERS MARKET
Where: Mountain View
When: 8 a.m. Saturday
Details: Locally grown food and items made with locally grown products. Live entertainment, petting zoo for the kids. Now accepting EBT. Between 12- and 13-mile markers on Highway 11.
Contact: Jeanette Baysa, 968- 1333, email@example.com
VOLCANO FARMERS MARKET
Where: Cooper Center, Wright Road, Volcano Village
When: 6-10 a.m. Sundays
Details: EBT cards now accepted. Everyone is invited. Lots to see and buy, from bountiful produce to ono grinds. Contact Linda Ugalde, 936-9705.
Contact: 936-9705, allank3@ gmail.com
CAT AND DOG
Where: Keaau Village Market
When: 10-11:30 a.m., second Sunday
Details: Nonprofit Hui Pono Holoholona public meeting on second Sunday of month. Share ideas, concerns, energy with group dedicated to reducing animal overpopulation via spaying/neutering.
Contact: Frannie Pueo, 968- 8279, firstname.lastname@example.org
SWAP MEET & CHEF’S
Where: Cooper Center, Volcano
When: 8 a.m.-noon, second and fourth Saturdays
Details: New, used items, crafts, jewelry, artwork, honey, produce, plants, furniture. Musicians; thrift store, book store; chef’s breakfast, other grinds; proceeds benefit Cooper Center, Volcano Friends Feeding Friends.
Contact: Barbara Toles, 967-7800
Where: Railroad and Makaala, Hilo
When: 7: a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays
Details: Shop for island produce, plants, flowers, food; event programs. Food vendors sought for Wednesdays.
Contact: Howard, 769-3989; Russell, 959-6073; email@example.com
Where: 1990 Kinoole St., Hilo
When: 6:30 a.m. Saturdays
Details: Big Island Farm Bureau sponsors. Meet growers, cooks and bakers in person with fresh produce, nursery plants, baked goods and prepared meals. EBT cards now accepted.
Contact: Nate, 937-2663, firstname.lastname@example.org
KANIKAPILA IN VOLCANO
Where: VAC Niaulani Campus
When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays
Details: Jam session open to those of intermediate talent who can sing or play a musical instrument. $3/session.
Contact: Julie Callahan, 967- 8222, email@example.com
KA‘U FARMERS MARKET
Where: Ace Hardware, Naalehu
When: 7 a.m. Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday
Details: Naalehu Main Street sponsors market with fresh produce, baked goods, local arts and crafts and ambience. Ka‘u coffee freshly brewed and packaged. Vendors welcome.
KANIKAPILA JAM SESSIONS
Where: VAC Niaulani Campus
When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays
Details: Open to all. Bring your instrument and enjoy “garage style” jamming.
Contact: Julie, 967-8222, firstname.lastname@example.org
PANAEWA FARMERS MARKET
Where: Panaewa Homestead, Railroad Avenue, Hilo
When: 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday
Details: Produce, plants, arts and crafts, food available. Vendors welcome. Free parking.
Contact: Howard Pe‘a, 959-7802
NOVICE SWIM TEAM
Where: YWCA of HI Island
When: 3-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays/Thursday (beginner/ advanced); 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesdays/Thursdays (elite advanced)
Details: Stroke technique, endurance, stamina; targeted for competitive swimming.
Contact: 935-7141, ext. 211, email@example.com
Where: YWCA of HI Island
When: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesdays/Thursdays
Details: Classes taught by Haley Rosehill.
Contact: 935-7141, ext. 211 firstname.lastname@example.org
ZUMBA GOLD HI & LO
Where: YMCA, Hilo
When: 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays/ Thursdays
Details: Set own pace with instructor Evelyn Costa.
Contact: Evelyn, 981-2340, 938-6831, or YMCA, 935-3721, Evelynhawaii@aol.com
ZUMBA HI & LO
Where: YMCA, Hilo
When: 8-9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Details: Feel the music and lose some calories.
Contact: Evelyn, 981-2340 or 938-6831; YMCA, 935-3721, Evelynhawaii@aol.com