Classes


TODAY, July 7 

WEST COAST SWING 

Where: Hilo Elks Lodge 

When: 6 p.m. July 7, 14 

Details: New intermediate steps, variations; second of three weekends. $10 per day. Instruction 6-7:30 p.m., with open dance from 7:30-9 p.m. This is a benefit for Hilo Elks. 

Contact: Kolin, Deb Kettleson, 935-5018, kolin@hawaii.edu 

DANCING ON THE EARTH 

Where: VAC Niaulani Campus 

When: 10 a.m. July 7 

Details: Shizuno Nasu helps you experience creative flow and dance in class open to all levels, including non-dancers. Sign up in advance; $45. 

Contact: Julie, 967-8222, julie@volcanoartcenter.org 

SUNDAY, July 8 

CALM DOWN 

Where: Honokaa Hongwanji 

When: 4 p.m. July 8 

Details: Learn to practice “mindfulness” throughout life. All welcome. 

Contact: Miles Okumura, 640- 4602, info@peacedayparade.org 

MONDAY, July 9 

COMPUTER FOR SENIORS 

Where: SeniorNet at Maluhia 

When: 10 a.m. July 9 

Details: July 9-13. Learn how to use a computer. $36 plus $40 annual fee. 

Contact: Lois Zimmermann, 974-7603, cyberlu@gmail.com 

WAIMEA BALLROOM DANCE 

Where: Waimea Elementary 

When: 7-8 p.m. July 9 

Details: No partner necessary. NightClub 2-Step is a slow rhythm dance. Six weeks of lessons for $10; 7-8 p.m., followed by half hour practice mixer. Registration from 6:30 p.m. this week only. Dues $10. Lance Oliver, instructor. 

Contact: Peter In, 885-4776, hipai@aol.com 

TUESDAY, July 10 

SPECIAL BON DANCE PRACTICES 

Where: Hilo Meishoin Mission When: 7 p.m. Details: Tsukikage Odorikai practice open to public; free. Bring towel (tenugui) and fan (uchiwa). Special bon season schedule includes sessions July 10, 12, 17, 19 and 26; also, the practice scheduled for Aug. 2 has been cancelled. Contact: Meishoin, 935-6996, tsukikageodorikai@gmail.com 

WEDNESDAY, July 11 

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES 

Where: Church of Holy Cross 

When: 6:30 p.m. July 11 

Details: Big Island Ballroom Dance Club summer dance session: beginning Viennese waltz, cha cha, intermediate rumba. $5 per 10-week session; $10 yearly fee. 

Contact: Violet Oliver, 938-0691, bigislanddance@gmail.com 

FRIDAY, July 13 

OSHO ACTIVE MEDITATION 

Where: Leilani Estates 

When: 3:45 p.m. July 13 

Details: Movement, dance and silence on second and fourth Fridays of the month. Meditation at 4 p.m., followed by a potluck. $5. 

Contact: Nishta, 965-0999, OshoHawaii@hotmail.com 

COMING 

AMERICAN RED CROSS CAT & DOG FIRST AID 

Where: Hilo Red Cross Office 

When: 1-4 p.m. July 14 

Details: Learn basic information on how to recognize and care for emergencies and injuries in cats & dogs. This course will empower pet owners with the confidence and skills necessary to respond to emergencies involving cats and dogs by learning how to provide basic first aid skills, how to care for choking pets, rescue breathing and CPR; $70; register at www.redcross. org or call 1-800-733-2767. 

Contact: Maury, 739-8121, maury.agcaoili@redcross.org 

BASIC WORD PROCESSING ON THE COMPUTER 

Where: SeniorNet at Maluhia 

When: 10 a.m. July 16 

Details: July 16-18. Use Microsoft Word 2010 to edit and format documents. Only 8 students per class taught by seniors, for seniors. $36 plus $40 annual membership fee. 

Contact: Lois Zimmermann, 974-7603, cyberlu@gmail.com 

SUMMER DANCE SESSIONS 

Where: Waiakea High cafeteria 

When: 6:45 p.m. July 18 

Details: Join the East Hawaii Ballroom Dancers for some fun after sun. Experience nightclub two-step, the romantic waltz and spicy mambo.Register July 18, 25 and Aug. 1. Pick your favorite dances; no partner needed. 

Contact: Tina, 935-4665 

GET OFF THE GRID! SIERRA CLUB PROGRAM 

Where: Aupuni Center, Hilo 

When: 7 p.m.July 20 

Details: Henry Curtis, of Life of the Land, will speak on shifting from centralized large-scale generators to smaller decentralized microgrids, with low-climate impact and low-environmental impact. He will contrast the massive grid proposed with undersea cables to a efficient distributed system. 

Contact: Deborah Ward, 808- 769-2403, dward@hawaii.edu 

SILK PAINTING 

Where: VAC Niaulani Campus 

When: 10 a.m. July 21 

Details: Join Patti Pease Johnson in enjoyable and easy morning workshop for beginning and experienced artists ages 10 and up. $65 plus $10 supply fee. Call to register. A second, intermediate level course follows at 2:30 p.m.; same fees apply. 

Contact: Julie, 967-8222, julie@volcanoartcenter.org 

MEDICAL REIMBURSEMENT 

Where: Hawaii CC, Hilo 

When: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. July 21 

Details: Learn medical reimbursement billing. Classes on Saturdays, July 21-Oct. 13. Register by July 13. 

Contact: Estee Nathanson, 934-2700, estherss@hawaii.edu 

TEA BAG FOLDING CARD CRAFT 

Where: Mt. View Library 

When: 6:30 p.m. July 23 

Details: Join Dawn Shibano as she conducts another take-home craft. Learn the art of tea bag folding and create a greeting card. For older children and adults. Class is limited to 15; free. 

Contact: Carleen Corpuz, 968-2322 

INTERNET & EMAIL BASICS 

Where: SeniorNet at Maluhia 

When: 10 a.m. July 24 

Details: July 24-27. Have fun exploring the World Wide Web and sending email, e cards and photos. Class taught by seniors, for seniors. $36 plus $40 annual membership fee. 

Contact: Lois Zimmermann, 974-7603, cyberlu@gmail.com 

DOING BUSINESS WITH GOVERNMENT 

Where: Hawaii CC, Hilo 

When: 9:30 a.m. July 26 

Details: Hawaii Procurement Technical Assistance Center and Hawaii Small Business Development Center workshop to help small businesses secure government contracts. Register early. 

Contact: Lydia Santiago, 933- 0776, lydia.santiago@hisbdc.org 

COMPUTER BASICS 

Where: Hawaii CC, Hilo 

When: 8 a.m.-noon July 30 

Details: Easily learn basic computer skills step by step in plain English, hands-on basics of word processing and spreadsheets. Runs through Aug.10.Call to register. 

Contact: Estee Nathanson, 934-2700, estherss@hawaii.edu 

CENTER FOR AG SUCCESS 

Where: NHERC, Honokaa 

When: 5 p.m. July 27 

Details: Course supports diversified small farm success through the Hawaii Island Farmer’s Guide to Accessing Local Markets. Topics are marketing, accounting, business plan development, soils, pest control, fertilizers, compost production, crop rotation and irrigation. Friday/Saturday, July 27-Oct. 12. Call for info. 

Contact: Tony Kent, 934-2700, akent47@hawaii.edu 

RED CROSS CPR/AED 

Where: Hilo Red Cross Office 

When: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. July 28 

Details: For professional rescuers, health care providers with a duty to respond. $110; register at www.redcross.org or call 1-800-733-2767. 

Contact: Maury,739-8121, maury.agcaoili@redcross.org 

PILATES MATWORK 2 

Where: UH-Hilo 

When: 4:30 p.m. Aug. 7 

Details: Two-week mixed level matwork class; Kea Kapahua teaches innovative movement progressions beyond classical Pilates; $30. Call to register. 

Contact: CCECS, 974-7664, ccecs@hawaii.edu 

INTRO TO ZUMBA 

Where: UH-Hilo 

When: 5:45 p.m. Aug. 7 

Details: Licensed Zumba instructor Kea Kapahua creates a fun workout to Latin and international rhythms. $35. Call to register. 

Contact: CCECS, 974-7664, ccecs@hawaii.edu 

PILATES MATWORK 2 

Where: UH-Hilo 

When: 4:30 p.m. Aug. 7 

Details: Two-week mixed level; Kea Kapahua teaches movement progressions beyond classical Pilates repertoire. $30. Call to register. 

Contact: CCECS, 974-7664, ccecs@hawaii.edu 

HAWAII HORSE EXPO 

Where: Pukalani Stables 

When: 9 a.m. Aug. 11 

Details: Hawaii Island Humane Society Hawaii Horse Expo Aug. 11-12 includes nationally renowned equine experts for two days of clinics and demonstrations. Proceeds benefit HIHS Horse Rescue Fund and Paniolo Preservation Society. For details, visit www.HawaiiHorseExpo.com 

Contact: Connie, 371-4803, kaulike@msn.com 

INTRO TO ZUMBA 

Where: UH-Hilo 

When: 5:45 p.m. Aug. 7 

Details: Kea Kapahua teaches to Latin and international rhythms. $35. Call to register. 

Contact: CCECS, 974-7664, ccecs@hawaii.edu 

LEADERSHIP SERIES 

Where: ‘Imiloa Astronomy Cen. 

When: 8:30 a.m. Sept. 17 

Details: Eight-day workshop; www.leadershipworks.com. 

Contact: Leadership Works, (808) 593-8188 

ONGOING 

GROUP SWIM LESSONS 

Where: YWCA of HI Island 

When: Varies 

Details: Classes 3-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, at $85/month; 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, at $30/month. Classes are 25-30 minutes in duration and are conducted in solar-heated saltwater pool. Swim levels vary from 1-4. Call to sign up. 

Contact: Hoku, 935-7141, aquatics@ywcahawaiiisland.org 

YOGA WITH EMILY CATEY 

Where: VAC Niaulani Campus 

When: varies 

Details: 7:30 a.m. Mondays, 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through July 16. Focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to beginning and intermediate students. $10/$5 

Contact: Emily Catey, 967- 8222, gallery@volcanoartcenter.org 

WATER AEROBICS CLASS 

Where: -YWCA of HI Island 

When: 8-8:55 a.m., 11-11:55 a.m. Monday-Thursday 

Details: $50 a month. Classes in solar-heated saltwater pool. Call for registration, details. 

Contact: Hoku, 935-7141, aquatics@ywcahawaiiisland.org 

HAWAIIAN CULTURE 

Where: Mt. View Senior Center 

When: 6-8 p.m. 

Details: Halau Mele Academy of Hawaiian Arts, Music and Dance classes in hula, chant, protocol and conversational Hawaiian Tuesday-Thursday, weekly; open to various ages. $10-$30 monthly. Visit www. halaumeleohawaii.com. 

Contact: 987-1866, halau@ halaumeleohawaii.com 

WESTERN LINE-DANCE AND MORE 

Where: Hilo Elks Lodge 

When: 8 p.m. 

Details: Learn western line dance and more every Thursday from 8-10 p.m.; class 8-9 p.m., open dance 9-10 p.m. No partner required; beginners welcome. Park in back. 

Contact: Andy Aquino, 959- 5960, alpismo@aol.com 

GROUP SWIM LESSONS 

Where: YWCA of HI Island 

When: varies 

Details: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 3-5 p.m.; $85/month, and Saturdays 9 a.m.-noon, $30/month. 

Contact: Hoku, 935-7141, aquatics@ywcahawaiiisland.org 

PERSONAL PATH TO PEACE 

Where: Honokaa Buddhist Hall 

When: 4 p.m. Sundays 

Details: Members of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Order of Interbeing instruct on how “mindfulness” can be applied in daily life. Open to all faiths, non-believers included. Let peace begin with you. Fees. 

Contact: Miles Okumura, 640 4602, info@peacedayparade.org 

WATER AEROBICS CLASSES 

Where: YWCA of HI Island 

When: varies 

Details: The YWCA Aquatics Program offers water aerobics in solar-heated saltwater pool. Call for details. 

Contact: Hoku, 935-7141, aquatics@ywcahawaiiisland.org 

FULL FIGURED DIVA AQUATICS 

Where: YWCA of HI Island 

When: 6:15 a.m. 

Details: YWCA Aquatics Program offers class Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 6:15-7 a.m. $50/month. 

Contact: Hoku, 935-7141, aquatics@ywcahawaiiisland.org 

ZUMBA GOLD TONING 

Where: YMCA of Hilo 

When: 6:30-7:30 a.m. 

Details: Classes Monday, Wednesday, Friday for all levels, including seniors. Get fit, Get Toned, Get Inspired. Harriet Rocha at 640-3876. 

Contact: YMCA, 935-3721; Harriet Rocha, 640-3876 

ZUMBA GOLD CHAIR 

Where: YMCA of Hilo 

When: 11 a.m.-noon 

Details: Monday/Wednesday class for those needing a seated workout due to poor ambulation, weak knees, other special needs. Class offers a fun workout alternative. 

Contact: YMCA, 935-3721; Harriet Rocha, 640-3876 

HOT HULA FITNESS 

Where: YWCA of HI Island 

When: times, dates vary 

Details: Hot Hula Fitness on Mondays, 4:45-5:45 p.m. and on Wednesdays, 5:45-6:45 p.m. $3; open to all. 

Contact: Hoku, 935-7141, hsumiki@ywcahawaiiisland.org 

WADO KARATE TRAINING 

Where: Sangha Hall 

When: times, dates vary 

Details: Traditional Japanese Wado Karate training. Monday/Wednesday, 5-6 p.m. beginners, 6-7 p.m. advanced class; Thursday, 5-6:30 p.m., mixed. Visitors welcome. 

Contact: Craig, 987-1465 

AIKIDO FOR ADULTS & TEENS 

Where: Aikido of Hilo 

When: times vary 

Details: Beginner’s class Monday through Friday, 6:30 p.m.; Sunday at 4:45 p.m., and Wednesday, 9 a.m. 

Contact: Barbara, 935-2454, AikidoOfHilo@hawaiiantel.net 

HOT HULA FITNESS 

Where: YWCA of HI Island 

When: Tuesdays, Thursdays 

Details: Noenoe Kekaualua teaches Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m., Thursdays 8-9 a.m. 

Contact: 935-7141, hsumiki@ ywcahawaiiisland.org 

HOT HULA FITNESS 

Where: Hawaii CC, Hilo 

When: 5:30 p.m. 

Details: This class provides a “total body workout” in 6o minutes. Work out to the sounds of traditional Polynesian drum beats fused with funky reggae. Fun for all ages and fitness levels; every Tuesday, Thursday. Call to register. 

Contact: Tiana Koga, 934- 2700, tmkoga@hawaii.edu 

ANCIENT HAWAIIAN HULA FOR TEACHERS 

Where: 96 Kekela St., Hilo 

When: 6 p.m. Fridays 

Details: Study hula kahiko, chant with Maile Yamanaka; help pass down traditions of Maiki Aiu Lake and Hoolu Cambra. By donation. 

Contact: Maile, 937-4249, maileyamanaka@gmail.com 

ZUMBA CARDIO & TONING 

Where: Christian Liberty School 

When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays 

Details: $4/class; $20 card, with sixth class free. Classes also Wednesdays, Fridays at HPP Activity Center. Call. 

Contact: Mary Jane Bowden, 937- 6371, mj_kreations@yahoo.com 

THE ART OF FENCING 

Where: Mountain View Gym 

When: 5-8 p.m. Thursdays 

Details: Hawaii Island Fencing Club teaches; newcomers and spectators welcome. 

Contact: Gayle Chavez, 985- 8702; Merle Gornick, 968-2000 

BUDDHIST HEALING MEDITATION IN VOLCANO 

Where: VAC Niaulani Campus 

When: 4 p.m. Sundays 

Details: Train mind in inner causes of fulfillment; discover lasting source of happiness. Free. Call Patty at 985-7470. 

Contact: Julie, 967-8222, julie@volcanoartcenter.org 

CHINESE HEALTH 

PRESERVATION SYSTEM 

Where: Liliuokalani Park 

When: 9:30 a.m. Saturdays 

Details: Yang Sheng movements from Yi Chuan. Teacher certified in China. $10. 

Contact: Andrew Plack, 935- 7207, andrew@arplack.com 

HAN SHI YI CHUAN 

Where: Ainaloa Longhouse 

When: 5 p.m. Sundays 

Details: Internal Kung Fu with teacher certified in China. 

Contact: Glenn Pasion, 989- 9635, ckthetruth@hotmail.com 

QIGONG 

Where: VAC Niaulani Campus 

When: 5:30-7 p.m. 

Details: Qigong for beginners, Thursdays; intermediate classes on Wednesdays. 

Contact: Julie Callahan, 967- 8222, julile@volcanoartcenter. org; www.volcanoartcenter.org 

BEGINNING YOGA 

Where: Hilo Armory 

When: 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays 

Details: Catherine Southern teaches. Bring your own mat and towel. Six sessions: $18. 

Contact: Bert Mukai, 961-8706 

ZUMBA GOLD 

Where: Sangha Hall, Hilo 

When: 5-6 p.m. Tuesdays 

Details: Weekly; sponsored by Honpa Hongwanji Board of Buddhist Education. $5/$4 class for Hilo Betsuin members. 

Contact: BJ Soriano, 961-6677, bjsoriano@hilobetsuin.org 

BEGINNING YOGA 

Where: P&R Culture & Arts 

When: 5 p.m. Saturdays 

Details: Catherine Southern teaches. Bring your own mat and towel. Cost for five sessions is $15. Call to register. 

Contact: Bert Mukai, 961-8706 

ALOHA FRIDAYS 

Where: VAC Gallery, HVNP 

When: 11 a.m. Fridays 

Details: Free hands-on lesson is given in a cultural craft. 

Contact: Julie, 967-8222, julie@volcanoartcenter.org 

RAJA YOGA CLASS SERIES 

Where: Polestar Gardens, Pahoa 

When: Call for details 

Details: Learn techniques for uplifting energy and creating clarity, peace and success. 

Contact: Bernadette Sabath, 430- 8009, infopolestar@gmail.com 

KENDO 

Where: Waiakea Rec Center 

When: 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 9-11 a.m. Saturdays 

Details: Ancient art, sport of Japanese fencing; samurai discipline associated with building character, endurance, self-composure, perseverence, respect for tradition. Open to all ages; $10/month. 

Contact: Charlie, 935-1831, kobukan.kendo@gmail.com 

DOG PSYCHOLOGY & SOCIALIZATION SUNDAYS 

Where: Liliuokalani Park 

When: 2-4 p.m. Sundays 

Details: East Hawaii Dog Psychology Center free classes for dogs with socialization and/or behavior problems. 

Contact: Carl Oguss, 933- 9763, easthawaiidogpsychologycenter@yahoo.com 

AARP DRIVERS’ SAFETY 

Where: Aging & Disability Resources, 1055 Kinoole St. 

When: 9 a.m. on last Saturday 

Details: Aimed at age 50-plus; open to all. $12/$14. Register. 

Contact: Dan Lindsay or Susan O’Neill, 933-9313 

ZAZEN SITTING MEDITATION 

Where: Akiko’s Buddhist B&B 

When: Various times and days 

Details: Sitting meditation from 6:45-8:20 p.m. Sundays, Mondays and Fridays, and 5:20-6:20 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. For all levels. 

Contact: Akiko Masuda, 963- 6422, msakiko@hawaii.rr.com 

CAPOEIRA 

Where: Hawaii CC, Hilo 

When: 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday 

Details: Increase agility, strength, endurance with Afro-Brazilian martial art form; all ages. 

Contact: Graceson Ghen, 934- 2700, graceson@hawaii.edu 

HBDA BALLROOM DANCING 

Where: Waiakea High cafeteria 

When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays 

Details: Learn merengue, tango and salsa. 

Contact: Tina, 935-4665, hbdaehi@gmail.com 

HOT HULA FITNESS 

Where: Hawaii CC, Hilo 

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays 

Details: Full body workout; no dancing experience needed. Call for details. 

Contact: Tiana Koga, 934- 2700, tmkoga@hawaii.edu 

BEGINNING AIKIDO 

Where: Aikido of Hilo 

When: various times and days 

Details: Aikido classes for all ages; nonprofit organization; visit www.AikidoOfHilo.org. 

Contact: 935-2454, AikidoOfHilo@HawaiianTel.net 

INTERMEDIATE UKULELE 

Where: VAC Niaulani Campus 

When: 5-5:45 p.m. Tuesdays 

Details: For adults, children with prior knowledge of basic ukulele chords and strumming; instructor Wes Awana. 

Contact: Julie, 967-8222, julie@volcanoartcenter.org 

LIFE DRAWING 

Where: E.H. Cultural Center 

When: 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays 

Details: Students bring art supplies, pay $10 model fee. 

Contact: EHCC, 935-9085, info@ehcc.org 

DANCE CLASSES 

Where: Hilo Elks Lodge 

When: 7 p.m. Tuesdays 

Details: Hilo Bay Dance Club; American-style tango, intermediate bolero, advanced foxtrot. Visit www.hilobaydanceclub.com. Register at 6:30 p.m. Novices welcome. 

Contact: Andrew, 345-0280, andrewbisset@hawaii.rr.com 

LEARN TO DO IRISH STEP DANCE 

Where: YWCA of HI Island 

When: 5:30 p.m. Thursdays 

Details: Sarah Nash teaches. Call for details. 

Contact: Hoku Sumiki, 935- 7141, ext. 211, hsumiki@ywcahawaiiisland.org 

ZUMBA FITNESS 

Where: Keaau Eagles Clubhouse 

When: 6-7 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 

Details: Latin-inspired dance fitness; $5/class, $40 for 10. 

Contact: Linda Fanene, 990- 3835, onezumbalove@gmail.com 

ZUMBA GOLD CHAIR 

Where: YMCA of Hilo 

When: 11 a.m.-noon Mondays & Wednesdays 

Details: In a seated workout, improve range of motion, circulation, muscle strength. 

Contact: Harriet Rocha, 640- 3876, har_c1@yahoo.com, or YMCA, 935-3721 

ZUMBA GOLD TONING 

Where: YMCA of Hilo 

When: 6:30-7:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 

Details: For all fitness levels. 

Contact: Harriet Rocha, 640- 3876, har_c1@yahoo.com, or YMCA, 935-3721 

ZUMBA FITNESS 

Where: Mountain View Gym 

When: 9-10 a.m. Saturdays 

Details: Join Linda Fanene in Zumba Fitness. 

Contact: Fanene, 990-3835; Merle Gornick, recreation director, 968-2000 

INTERMEDIATE HULA FOR TEENS, ADULTS 

Where: Halau ‘O Kawaila‘ahia, Fern Acres, Mountain View 

When: 2 p.m. Sundays (teens to adults) 

Details: Learn history and traditions of hula; $20/month. 

Contact: Ken, 968-8269 

AMERICAN HEART ART CLASSES for 

DISABLED ADULTS 

Where: Wailoa Center, Hilo 

When: 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays 

Details: Big Island Stroke Club drawing and painting classes for stroke survivors and disabled adults. Dennis Leatherman shows how to unlock your talents; $10/ month. Call American Heart Association at 961-2825. 

Contact: Shauna, AHA, 936- 6922, shauna.tuohy@heart.org 

 

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