THURSDAY, Jan. 10
Where: Mokupapapa Discovery Center, downtown Hilo
When: 7 p.m. Jan. 10
Details: New 30-minute film, “Endangered Hawaii,” explores ongoing bird extinction crisis in Hawaii. Followed by question-and-answer session about the film and American Bird Conservancy work in Hawaii.
Contact: Mokupapapa Discovery Center, 933-8195
FRIDAY, Jan. 11
LAUPAHOEHOE FESTIVAL VENDOR DEADLINE
Where: Laupahoehoe Beach Park
When: 9 a.m. Feb. 23
Details: Braddah Smitty’s Laupahoehoe Music Festival committee (Malama Hawaii Nei) invites food and craft vendors to participate in eighth annual festival on Feb. 23. Deadline to apply is Jan. 11.
Contact: Louise “Sweetie” Maikui, 920-8111, 938-3314
‘SILVER MAGIC’ BY BOONE MORRISON
Where: VAC Gallery, HVNP
When: 5-7 p.m. Jan. 12
Details: Opening reception for exhibit of landscape photographs featuring moments captured in silver. Gallery open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; free, but National Park Service entrance fees apply.
Contact: Emily Catey, 967-7565, firstname.lastname@example.org
HINA SOUTH KONA COMMUNITY MEETING
Where: SKEA, 84-5191 Mamalahoa Hwy.
When: 5:30 p.m. Jan. 24
Details: Learn about Volcano Art Center’s Hawaii Island Network of Artists Project, partially funded by the county, to support greater awareness of Hawaii Island artists and their economic impact.
Contact: Tanya Aynessazian, 967-8222, email@example.com
THE ‘NATURAL HISTORY OF HAWAII’
Where: Lyman Museum, 276 Haili St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. Feb. 4
Details: Local historian and master storyteller Boyd Bond recounts how the Hawaiian Islands evolved with the immigration of plants, animals, and humans, and how the ancestral tales told by the Polynesian settlers were adapted to include Hawaii’s plants and animals. $3; free to members. Details: 935-5021 or www.lymanmuseum.org.
Contact: Emily Benton, 935- 5021, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: VAC Gallery, HVNP
When: 11 a.m. Friday
Details: Ongoing every Friday, a free hands-on demonstration lesson in a cultural craft. Held at VAC Gallery porch in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. All events are free (donations welcome); park entrance fees apply. Call 967- 8222 for more information.
Contact: Julie Callahan, 967- 8222, email@example.com
IGA OF THE MIND BY CLAYTON AMEMIYA
Where: idspace, Hilo
When: Through Jan. 19
Details: Traditional wood-fired Japanese pottery by Hilo artist Clayton Amemiya. Gallery is above Reuben’s, through Stairway to Art.
Contact: Stephen Freedman, 966-8943, firstname.lastname@example.org
PLANTATION LIFE ON HAWAII ISLAND
Where: Heritage Center, Honokaa
When: Through January
Details: Photos by John and Anne Bowen taken in the 1970s. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Contact: Momi Naughton, 775- 8890, email@example.com