TODAY, June 23
Where: Cooper Center, Volcano
When: 8 a.m.-noon
Details: 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
SUNDAY, June 24
Where: Akiko’s Buddhist B&B
When: 1 p.m. June 24
Details: Aunty Ulu Kanaka‘ole Garmon on ancient Hawaiian practice of ho‘oponopono — making things right. Local food demo, dinner to follow. Free; sponsored by Laupahoehoe, Hilo Hawaiian Civic Clubs.
Contact: Ola Jenkins, 989-5946, email@example.com
WEDNESDAY, June 27
INTRODUCING: HUBBLE 2.0
Where: ‘Imiloa Astronomy Cen.
When: 7 p.m. June 27
Details: Matt Mountain, director of NASA’s Space Telescope Science Institute, will share profound impact of the Hubble Space Telescope on the science of astronomy and on humanity’s perception of the universe. Free admission.
Contact: 969-9703, info@ imiloahawaii.org
FRIDAY, June 29
Where: Banyan Drive Cafe
When: 5 p.m. June 29
Details: Free family celebration with music, dancing, food available for purchase, video, speeches for “Life and Liberty in the Land of Aloha!”
Contact: Gene, 808-345-1411, firstname.lastname@example.org
HHS CLASS OF 1967
Where: ‘Imiloa, AJA Hall
When: June 29-30
Details: The 45th reunion will be held at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center the first night, and at the AJA Hall on day two.
Contact: Lon Taniguchi, 959- 2821, email@example.com
KONA-KOHALA CHAMBER BANQUET, EXPO
Where: Four Seasons-Hualalai
When: 10:30 p.m. June 29
Details: Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce Business Expo and installation of officers and directors. Dan Boylan will speak at 11:30 a.m. luncheon. Admission is $50 for members and $60 for non-members.
Contact: Carrie, 329-1758, firstname.lastname@example.org
GONE COUNTRY AT EAGLES
Where: Eagles Lodge, Keaau
When: 7-10 p.m. June 30
Details: Join the Gone Country band for an evening of country music and dancing. $5.
Contact: Michael Golden, 982- 9360, email@example.com
Where: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Hilo Hawaii Stake, 1373 Kilauea Ave.
When: 7:30 a.m. June 30
Details: Free Genealogy Conference workshops include Portuguese, Puerto Rican data research, online research, plantation life along Hamakua, Manuia/Pea genealogy and Chinese research. Lots more. Preregistration from 7:30 a.m. Program begins at 8:30 a.m. For info, call 935-0711 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
CONNNECTION POINT BBQ
Where: Connection Point Church
When: 4 p.m. June 30
Details: HPP Community BBQ hosted by Connection Point Church. Free; games, food, fun for whole family. On 32nd between Paradise and Maku‘u.
Contact: Pastor Joe, 982-5177, firstname.lastname@example.org
MAI KA PO A KE AO
Where: Laupahoehoe Hawaiian Civic Club Clubhouse
When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 30
Details: The Hawaiian Civic Club of Laupahoehoe invites the public to a free Hawaiian cultural presentation by Lanakila Manguali on Mai Ka Po a Ke Ao, or From the Dark to the Dawn of Enlightenment. Light refreshments will be served. For reservations, contact Miriam Curry at email@example.com or Lucille Chung, below.
Contact: Lucille Chung, 938- 3688, firstname.lastname@example.org
HUNA TALK IN VOLCANO
Where: Cooper Center, Volcano
When: 1 p.m. July 1
Details: “How To Be A Healer” by Serge Kahili King, Hawaiian shaman, author of 15 books on Huna philosophy and how it can be applied to healing of body, mind, emotions and spirit. Monthly meeting, free to all.
Contact: Serge Kahili King, 985-8880, email@example.com
HONOMU SCHOOL REUNION
Where: ILWU Hall, 100 W. Lanikaula St., Hilo
When: 10 a.m. July 1
Details: Students, faculty and staff of Honomu School are invited to another gathering, highlighting Hideo (Manju) Ishigo. Cost is $10 for bento lunch. Please bring desserts and/or pupus. Monetary donations are also appreciated.
Contact: Millie Takata-Morimoto, 933-2230, firstname.lastname@example.org
FULL MOON LABYRINTH
Where: Awapuhi Labyrinth
When: 7 p.m. July 3
Details: Enjoy quiet, meditative walk in a 90-feet-in-diameter replica of the Chartres Cathedral labyrinth, lit with torches and candles. No charge; donations accepted.
Contact: Christie Wolf, 982- 5959, email@example.com
KMC COUNTRY DANCE
Where: KMC Lava Lounge
When: 7-11 p.m. July 4
Details: After Western Pulled Pork Feast, join Country Western Dance Party with DJ “Giddy-Up”. No cover charge. Open to KMC patrons and sponsored guests. Park fees may apply.
Contact: Piilani Galdones, 967-8366 or 967-8365, firstname.lastname@example.org
HILO ELKS ‘FOURTH’
Where: Hilo Elks Lodge
When: 8 a.m. July 4
Details: Celebrate our nation’s birthday along with patriotic Elks: 8-10:30 a.m. rummage sale; 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., games and movies; 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m., BBQ lunch, 4-4:45 p.m., line dance class, 4:45-7 p.m., open dance; 5-6:30 p.m. BBQ dinner.
Contact: Kolin Kettleson, 935- 1717, email@example.com
BIKE RIDE HILO
Where: Mooheau Bandstand
When: 4:30 p.m. July 4
Details: Join Critical Love monthly, non-athletic, non-competitive, free bike ride to connect local bicycle riders, educate auto-bound, draw attention to rights of urban cyclists. Check Facebook at Bike Commuters of Hilo.
Contact: Sprocket, 961-6606, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: KMC Lava Lounge
When: 5-7 p.m. July 4
Details: Western Pulled Pork Feast; $10 per person. Open to Kilauea Military Camp patrons, sponsored guests.
Contact: Piilani Galdones, 967-8356, email@example.com
ANNUAL VOLCANO FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION AND PARADE
Where: Cooper Community Center, Wright Road, Volcano
When: 9 a.m. July 4
Details: Celebration of America’s birthday on July 4 is done in a big way in Volcano Village, with a parade, craft fair, food booths, games and entertainment. Parade starts at 9 a.m. at Post Office, ends at community center. Drug-and alcohol-free event is free.
Contact: Linda Ugalde, 985- 9508, firstname.lastname@example.org
A SALUTE TO OUR VETERANS HILO BAY 5K
Where: Liliuokalani Park
When: 7 a.m. July 4
Details: Join the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3830 for a 5K (3.1 miles) walk around Liliuokalani Gardens or run toward Keaukaha to help build a facility serving homeless and other veterans in need. See website, www.ASaluteToOurVeterans.org.
Contact: Marlene Hapai, 966- 9894, email@example.com
THE UNIVERSE TONIGHT
Where: Mauna Kea VIS
When: 6 p.m. July 7
Details: Olivier Lai presents OHANA — A Family of Telescopes on Mauna Kea — the acronym for the “Optical Hawaiian Array for Nanoradian Astronomy.” In lay terms, he’ll discuss project to develop an 800 meter synthetic telescope using the technique of interferometry. Optical fibers can be used to transport the light of each individual telescope to a common focus, with limited impact on site or infrastructure. Free.
Contact: Janet Nathani, 961 2180, firstname.lastname@example.org
ALOHA BUDDHA FILM
Where: Hakalau Jodo Mission
When: 11 a.m. July 7
Details: All invited to view historical documentary about Buddhism as brought over by Japanese immigrants.
Contact: BJ Soriano, 987-5655, email@example.com
ALOHA BUDDHA FILM
Where: Hilo Hongwanji
When: 2 p.m. July 7
Details: See previous listing