Classes


TODAY, August 4 

FINANCIAL EDUCATION 

Where: Hawaii CC, Hilo 

When: 9 a.m. Aug. 4 

Details: In six sessions, learn how to properly conduct a financial counseling session with clients, help them assess their current situation, set financial goals for their future and everything in between. Call for more information or email marshao@hawaii.edu to request a brochure. 

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

‘DANCING ON THE EARTH’ 

Where: VAC Niaulani Campus 

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 4 

Details: Shizuno Nasu teaches creative flow and dance for all levels, including non-dancers. Morning warm-up; afternoon focuses on expressive dance movements based on Hara Tanden chi energy. Register in advance. $45/$40. 

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

SUNDAY, August 5 

AWAKENING TO TRUTH 

Where: Waiaka Events Salon 

When: 3:30 p.m. Aug. 5 

Details: Sitting and walking meditation, talk, dialogue and inquiry. Non-denominational and open to all. Free. 

Contact: 884-5288, gavin@ gavinharrison.net, www.gavinharrison.net 

MONDAY, August 6 

JOY IN MOVING 

Where: HCEOC, 47 Rainbow Dr. 

When: 12:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays 

Details: First class is free. Gentle; low-impact. Improve health, balance, flexibility. Have fun moving to music. Restorative. Prepares the body for vigorous activities. Call before first class. Rosen Method Movement. 

Contact: Nory Esquivel, 640- 9536, enjoymotion@ymail.com 

COMPUTER FOR SENIORS 

Where: SeniorNet at Maluhia 

When: 10 a.m. Aug. 6-8, 10 

Details: Learn how to use a computer even if you have never touched a mouse before. $36 for six-hour class plus $40 annual membership. 

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

EASY FRENCH CLASSES 

Where: E.H. Cultural Center 

When: 6 p.m. Aug. 6 

Details: Classes continue every Monday and Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. $15 per class. 

Contact: Claudine, 961-5711, admin@ehcc.org 

TUESDAY, August 7 

PILATES MATWORK 2 

Where: UH-Hilo 

When: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Aug. 7 

Details: Two-week mixed level matwork class taught by Kea Kapahua introduces students to innovative movement progressions beyond classical Pilates. Tuesday/Thursday, Aug. 7-16. Fee is $30. Call to register. 

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

INTRODUCTORY ZUMBA 

Where: UH-Hilo 

When: 5:45-6:45 p.m. Aug. 7 

Details: Licensed Zumba instructor Kea Kapahua will challenge your stamina and endurance while creating a fun-filled workout to Latin and international rhythms. Tuesday/Thursday, Aug. 7-16. Fee is $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 matwork class with Kea Kapahua; $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: Kea Kapahua teaches to Latin and international rhythms. $35. Call to register. 

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

WEDNESDAY, August 8 

CINEMA CLASSES 

Where: E.H. Cultural Center 

When: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday 

Details: Lee Walczuk teaches art of animation to all ages; $10 per class. 

Contact: Claudine, 961-5711, admin@ehcc.org 

PALC REGISTRATION 

Where: Hilo High Auditorium 

When: 2 p.m. Aug. 8 

Details: The Performing Arts Learning Center at Hilo High offers courses in theater performance and technical theater. Contact Jackie Seaquist at 974-4021, ext. 3235 or Jackie_Seaquist@notes.k12.hi.us to obtain application form. 

Contact: Above 

QUICKBOOKS 

Where: Hawaii CC, Hilo 

When: 5 p.m. Aug. 8 

Details: QuickBooks is designed to manage payroll, inventory, sales and other needs of a small business. Intro through advanced classes are taught by certified instructor. Register by Monday. 

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

THURSDAY, August 9 

MASK MAKING 

Where: E.H. Cultural Center 

When: 5:30 p.m. Thursday 

Details: Lee Walczuk teaches mask making in the annex. $10 per class. 

Contact: Claudine, 961-5711, admin@ehcc.org 

PLAY AND LEARN 

Where: Keaau Elementary 

When: 8:30-10 a.m. Aug. 9 

Details: Keaau Elementary, in partnership with the KKP P-3 Project, will host a Play and Learn Group on Thursdays. Participation is free for parents/caregivers and children ages 3-4. Register in cafeteria. Sessions begin Aug. 16 from 8:30-10 a.m. 

Contact: Sally DeRyke, 982- 4210, ext. 232, sally_deryke@ notes.k12.hi.us 

BEGINNER I UKULELE 

Where: P&R, 28 Shipman St. 

When: 9:30 a.m. Aug. 9 

Details: Learn one or two songs in the first lesson. Personal ukulele and tuner required; instructor Patrick Inouye. Cost for eight-session class is $40. Sign up in advance. 

Contact: Bert Mukai, 961- 8706, 

BEGINNER II UKULELE 

Where: P&R, 28 Shipman St. 

When: 11 a.m. Aug. 9 

Details: For those who are familiar with chords and basic strumming or have taken lessons. See previous item. 

PALC REGISTRATION 

Where: Hilo High Auditorium 

When: 3 p.m. Aug. 9 

Details: The Performing Arts Learning Center at Hilo High offers courses in theater performance and technical theater. 

Contact: Jacqueline Seaquist, 974-4021, Jackie_seaquist@ notes.k12.hi.us 

HAND BELLS 

Where: Holy Cross Church 

When: 4 p.m. Aug. 9, 16, 23, 30 

Details: Learn to play hand bells, hand chimes. Learn rhythm, music terms and teamwork while playing fun music and Christmas favorites. Easy music note reading required. Monthly fee is $10. Call to resister. 

Contact: Fumi Maeda, 959- 3526 

FRIDAY, August 10 

KEIKI HULA 

Where: VAC Niaulani Campus 

When: 3 p.m. Friday 

Details: After-school hula and Hawaiian cultural classes with Maile Yamanaka; fee. Scholarships available. 

Contact: Volcano Arts Center, Julie, 967-8222 

COMING 

HAWAII HORSE EXPO 

Where: Pukalani Stables 

When: 9 a.m. Aug. 11-12 

Details: Annual Hawaii Island Humane Society Hawaii Horse Expo offers equine expert clinics, demos. Benefits HIHS Horse Rescue Fund, Paniolo Preservation Society. Visit www.HawaiiHorseExpo.com. 

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

HULA ARTS AT KILAUEA 

Where: Hula platform near VAC Gallery, HVNP 

When: 10:30 a.m. Aug. 11 

Details: Hula kahiko Informance with kumu Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah. A 50-minute narrated demonstration of the preparation, protocol and offering of traditional hula and chant.Cultural demo from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on at VAC Gallery porch. 

Contact: 967-8222, julie@volcanoartcenter.org 

‘MAC 101’ CLASS 

Where: HCC, Hilo 

When: 9:30 a.m. Aug. 13 

Details: Bring your computer to the classroom and be introduced to basic features including the desktop, menu items, mouse, keyboard, dock, finder and system preferences. These features will help you use your computer more effectively and efficiently. Call by Aug. 8 to register 

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

ADULT BEGINNING HULA III 

Where: P&R, 28 Shipman St. 

When: 7 a.m. Aug. 14 

Details: Must have taken Pua Brown’s Beginning Level II. Cost for eight sessions is $40. Call to register. 

Contact: Bert Mukai, 961-8706 

MICROSOFT OFFICE WORD 

Where: HCC, Hilo 

When: 1 p.m. Aug. 14 

Details: Create documents, type and delete text, save files, format documents, change fonts, print documents, more. Tuesday, Thursday. Register by Aug. 10. 

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

ADULT BEGINNING HULA I 

Where: P&R, 28 Shipman St. 

When: 5:30 p.m. Aug. 14 

Details: Pua Brown teaches for Parks and Recreation. Bring a composition book. Cost for eight sessions is $40. 

Contact: Bert Mukai, 961-8706 

ESL COURSES 

Where: HCC, Hilo 

When: Varies 

Details: Three levels of English as a Second Language in an intensive eight-week course to help prepare you for work or college. Small classes and experienced teachers. Testing on Aug. 15 to find the right level for each student. Classes meet Tuesday-Friday. Residents pay $250. Visit iephawaii.com. 

Contact: Sherri Fujita, 934- 2699, slfujita@hawaii.edu 

BOOKBINDING WORKSHOP 

Where: EHCC, Hilo 

When: 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 18 

Details: Learn how to make books with everyday things from around your own home and “Take the Pamphlet Stitch on a Romp.” $30/$35. Enrollment limited to 14. Students will need to bring their own supplies. Some tools will be needed. 

Contact: Claudine, 961-5711, admin@ehcc.org 

BOOKBINDING WORKSHOP 

Where: E.H. Cultural Center 

When: 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 18 

Details: Learn how to make books from things found at home. $35; bring own tools. Register by Aug. 16. 

Contact: Claudine, 961-5711, admin@ehcc.org 

MICROSOFT WORD CLASS 

Where: Hawaii CC, Hilo 

When: 1 p.m. Aug. 21 

Details: Learn such. features as using templates, bullets and numbering, table formatting, borders and shading, labels, envelopes, diagrams, more. Call before Aug. 14. 

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

FORKLIFT SAFETY TRAINING 

Where: Hawaii CC, Hilo 

When: 8 a.m. Aug. 24 

Details: Gain the knowledge and skills you’ll need to become a certified forklift operator in four hours. Receive a forklift operator authorization card that’s valid for three years upon completion of an additional three-hour on-site training. Must be 18 or older. Call to register. 

Contact: Keith Yamase, 934- 2700, keithy@hawaii.edu 

CAT & DOG FIRST AID 

Where: Red Cross, Hilo 

When: 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 25 

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

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

RESTORE BACKYARD FOREST 

Where: VAC Niaulani Campus 

When: 9:30 a.m. Aug. 25 

Details: Five-hour class on forest restoration with botanist Tim Tunison. Learn step-by-step methods of returning your backyard to a native forest. $10. Sign up in advance. 

Contact: Amanda Spaur, 967- 8222, programs@volcanoartcenter.org 

ADVANCED MS WORD 

Where: HCC, Hilo 

When: 12:30 p.m. Aug. 28 

Details: Learn to insert pictures from ClipArt, work with WordArt and AutoShapes, create, edit and format charts, tables. Sign up before Aug. 21. 

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

HULA IN HILO 

Where: E.H. Cultural Center 

When: 4 p.m. Aug. 29 

Details: He Mo‘olelo ko Ka Hula — a story of hula in a series of classes. Fees vary.. 

Contact: Claudine, 961-5711, admin@ehcc.org 

LEADERSHIP SERIES 

Where: ‘Imiloa Astronomy Cen. 

When: 8:30 a.m. Sept. 17 

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

Contact: Leadership Works, 593-8188 

RED CROSS CNA TRAINING 

Where: Red Cross, Hilo 

When: 8 a.m. Oct. 4 

Details: Certified Nurse Assistant state approved training program prepares student to take the Hawaii State Nurse Assistant Competency Exam. Get the training and skills that enable students to provide high quality care for residents in long-term care settings, home care and hospitals. Evenings, Oct. 9 to Dec. 11, with an orientation on Oct. 4; register by Sept. 27, online at www.redcross.org or call 739- 8146; www.hawaiiredcross.org/ takeaclass/nassist.html 

Contact: Lenora Springer, 739-8146, lenora.springer@ redcross.org 

ONGOING 

PAHOA AWARENESS TRAINING 

Where: Kupukupu Center 

When: 8:15-9 a.m. Wednesday 

Details: For a peaceful, abundant life experience; weekly Vipassana meditation for beginning and advanced students taught by Daishin, Zen monk from Thailand. Learn to control your mind instead of your mind controlling you. Free; donations welcome. 

Contact: Daishin, 895-4122 

SUMMER DANCE SESSIONS 

Where: Waiakea High cafeteria 

When: 6:45 p.m. Wednesday 

Details: E.H. Ballroom Dancers; nightclub two-step, waltz, mambo. Drop-ins welcome; no partner needed. Weekly. 

Contact: Tina, 935-4665 

CINEMA CLASSES 

Where: EHCC, Hilo 

When: 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays 

Details: Learn the art of animation with Lee Walczuk every Wednesday evening. $10 per class; open to all ages 

Contact: Tasha, 961-5711, info@ehcc.org 

TROPICAL SOUL: DANCE, MOVEMENT, RHYTHM 

Where: Pahoa Comm. Center 

When: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays 

Details: Designed for 55+, but all invited. Low-impact, inspired by yoga, belly and African dance. Learn to isolate groups of muscles, play percussion. Free. Bring mat or thick towel. 

Contact: Zulema Maixala, 965-7112 

TROPICAL SOUL: DANCE, MOVEMENT, RHYTHM 

Where: Keaau Senior Center 

When: 11 a.m.-noon. Fridays 

Details: Designed for 55+, but all invited. Low-impact, inspired by yoga, belly and African dance. Learn to isolate groups of muscles, play percussion. Free. Bring mat or thick towel. 

Contact: Zulema Maixala, 965-7112 

ZUMBA AT W-UKA GYM 

Where: Waiakea Uka Gym 

When: 8:30 a.m. Fridays 

Details: Zumba Gold Latin-inspired dance fitness with toning program with light weight training. For all ages. 

Contact: Yoli Nakamura, 896- 0265, yolin@hawaii.rr.com 

GROUP SWIM LESSONS 

Where: YWCA of HI Island 

When: Varies 

Details: Classes 3-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; $85/month; 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, $30/month. Class is 25-30 minutes 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/Thursdays. Focus on stretching, releasing tension. Beginning/intermediate; $10/$5 

Contact: Emily, 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 classes in hula, chant, protocol, conversational Hawaiian; Tuesday- Thursday; various ages. $10-$30 monthly. Visit www. halaumeleohawaii.com. 

Contact: 987-1866, halau@ halaumeleohawaii.com 

WESTERN LINE DANCE 

Where: Hilo Elks Lodge 

When: 8 p.m. 

Details: Western line dance, etc. Thursdays, 8-10 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; 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: Learn Thich Nhat Hanh Order of Interbeing “mindfulness” techniques for 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: 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: 6:15-7 a.m. 

Details: YWCA Aquatics Program class Monday, Wednesday, Friday; $50/month. 

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

ZUMBA GOLD TONING 

Where: YMCA of Hilo 

When: 6:30-7:30 a.m. 

Details: Monday, Wednesday, Friday for all ages. 

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

ZUMBA GOLD CHAIR 

Where: YMCA of Hilo 

When: 11 a.m.-noon 

Details: Monday/Wednesday fun class for those needing a seated workout. 

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 

OSHO ACTIVE MEDITATION 

Where: Leilani Estates 

When: 3:45 p.m. 

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

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

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: 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

Details: For all ages, levels; traditional Polynesian drum beats fused with funky reggae. Tuesdays, Thursdays. Register. 

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

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 MEDITATION 

Where: VAC Niaulani Campus 

When: 4 p.m. Sundays 

Details: Train mind in inner causes of fulfillment. Free. Call Patty at 985-7470. 

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

CHINESE HEALTH 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: 6 p.m. Wednesdays 

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: Sponsored by Honpa Hongwanji Board of Buddhist Education. $5/$4 class. 

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 mat, towel. Five sessions, $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 

 

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