Classes


Fitness flood 

The number of fitness classes in various genres has skyrocketed, dominating the HTH Saturday Calendar. To allow a wider variety of happenings a chance to be printed, we’ve put a temporary hold on most fitness classes. 

If you need to hook up, here are some regular venues and contacts: YWCA of Hawaii Island, 935- 7141; Hawaii Community College, 934- 2700; Keaukaha Gym, Keaau Community Center, Waiakea Uka Gym, 896-0265; Hilo YMCA, 640-3876; Volcano Art Center, 967-8222; Christian Liberty/HPP, 937- 6371; Keaau Eagles Clubhouse, 990-3835; Mountain View Gym, 968-200 

 

TODAY, Nov. 10 

BUSINESS PLANS FOR FARMERS 

Where: Hawaii CC, Hilo 

When: 9 a.m. Nov. 10 

Details: Business plan development training, site visits to working ag-related businesses, intro to resources, speakers to inspire existing or aspiring farmers. Meets 5-9 p.m. Tuesdays, 9a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through February. 

Contact: James Rushing, OCET, 934-2700, jrushing@ hawaii.edu 

‘PROCESS PAINTING’ 

Where: VAC Niaulani Campus 

When: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Nov. 10 

Details: “Process Painting —Spirit of Creativity” with Patricia Hoban. No previous experience needed. $50/$45. 

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

JET SKI OPERATORS 

Where: Hawaii CC, Hilo 

When: 8:30 a.m. Nov. 10 

Details: Certification class on safe use and operation of a thrill craft. Call to register. 

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

INTRO TO DIGITAL PHOTO 

Where: Hawaii CC, Hilo 

When: 9-11 a.m. Nov. 10 

Details: Learn to master your camera with Yuko Ishikawa, former staff photographer at a large newspaper in Japan. Saturdays, through Dec. 12. 

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

SUNDAY, Nov. 11 

TANTRA & VEDANTA 

Where: Pepeekeo, Honokaa 

When: 2:30-5:30 p.m. Nov. 11, 18, 25, Dec. 2 

Details: SRV Associations classes by Babaji Bob Kindler. $15, though no one turned away for lack of funds. Call for directions. 

Contact: Annapurna, 990- 3354, srvinfo@srv.org 

HEALING MEDITATION 

Where: VAC Niaulani Campus 

When: 4-5:30 p.m. Nov. 11, Dec. 9 

Details: Medicine for the Mind, Buddhist Healing Meditation. 

Contact: 967-8222, julie@volcanoartcenter.org 

GROWING CITRUS IN HI II 

Where: UH-Hilo, UCB 118 

When: 9:30 a.m. Nov. 11 

Details: Nick Sakovich teaches what to plant and how, pruning, fertilizing, diseases, insects, troubleshooting. $25. 

Contact: CCECS, 974-7664 

MONDAY, Nov. 12 

NATURAL FARMING TIPS 

Where: NHERC, Honokaa 

When: 6 p.m. Nov. 12 

Details: Drake Weinert on Natural Farming, part of Practical Agriculture for Hamakua program of classes and farm tours. $10/$5. Visit www.practicalagricultureforhamakua.com. 

Contact: KiTeya Belford- Smith, 937-7024, practicalaghamakua@gmail.com 

TUESDAY, Nov. 13 

COMPUTER FOR SENIORS II 

Where: SeniorNet at Maluhia 

When: 10 a.m. Nov. 13-14, 16 

Details: Review basics from Computer Fundamentals I; learn how computer works and how to use it every day. Type a paragraph, edit it, and save it. $36 plus $40 annual membership fee. 

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

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14 

THANKSGIVING CRAFT 

Where: Puueo Comm. Center 

When: 1:30 p.m. Nov. 14 

Details: Parks & Recreation class. Call to register. 

Contact: Scott Oune, 961-8738 

RAINWATER HARVESTING 

Where: Hawaii Innovation Center, 117 Keawe St., Hilo 

When: 6 p.m. Nov. 14 

Details: For homeowners, farmers, gardeners, on or off grid. Install rainwater harvesting systems for your climate, budget. $10. 

Contact: Brent Norris, 896-7656, aloha@greencollartech.com 

THURSDAY, Nov. 15 

SOCIAL MEDIA BLUNDERS 

Where: UH-Hilo CCECS 

When: 11:30 a.m. Nov. 15 

Details: Webinar: Be effective, safe in social media. $25. 

Contact: 974-7664, ccecs@ hawaii.edu 

THANKSGIVING CRAFT 

Where: Wainaku Gym 

When: 2:30 p.m. Nov. 15 

Details: Parks & Recreation class. Call to register. 

Contact: Scott Oune, 961-8738 

FRIDAY, Nov. 16 

CONTAINER GARDENING 

Where: Komohana Research and Extension Center, 875 Komohana St., Hilo 

When: 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 16-17 

Details: Free workshop on basics of home container gardening for vegetables, herbs. 

Contact: Russell T. Nagata, 969- 8209, russelln@hawaii.edu 

FORKLIFT TRAINING 

Where: Hawaii CC, Hilo 

When: 8 a.m. Nov. 16 

Details: OSHA requires official certification to operate a forklift. Gain the knowledge and skills you’ll need to become a certified forklift operator in four hours. Call. 

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

COMING 

WRESTLING CLINIC & TAKE DOWN EVENT 

Where: Pahoa High new gym 

When: 8 a.m. Nov. 17 

Details: Annual Wrestling Clinic & Take Down Event is open to girls and boys from age 5 on up to adult/veteran. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Need current medical insurance card, shoes (wrestling or hightop), T-shirt, shorts or wrestling singlet. Parent or responsible guardian must be present at event. 

Contact: Coach Elvis Lum, 965-2155, 339-4231 

SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS SEMINAR 

Where: New Hope Christian Fellowship, 840 Kupulau St., Hilo 

When: 2:30-4:30 p.m. Nov. 17 

Details: Practical advice on dealing with divorce and separation during the holidays. Participants will come away feeing more hopeful and better equipped to face the upcoming holiday season. This environment is caring, confidential and safe. The seminar is free. 

Contact: Craig Feldmeyer, 959-7700 


RED CROSS ADULT CPR/AED 

Where: Hilo Red Cross 

When: 8 a.m. Nov. 19 

Details: CPR/AED Adult; 8-11:30 a.m. Nov. 19, Dec. 1. $70; register at www.redcross. org or call 1-800-733-2767. 

Contact: (808) 739-8121, maury.agcaoili@redcross.org 

STANDARD FIRST AID 

Where: Hilo Red Cross 

When: 12:30 p.m. Nov. 19 

Details: Learn emergency action steps and first aid procedures for injuries and sudden illnesses; 12:30-4:30 p.m. Nov. 19, Dec. 1; $70; register at www.redcross.org or call 1-800-733-2767. 

Contact: Maury Agcaoili, above 

WREATH MAKING CLASS 

Where: Puueo Comm. Center 

When: 7 a.m. Nov. 19-20 

Details: Parks & Rec class using local foliage. Call to register. 

Contact: Scott Oune, 961-8738 

INTRO TO BEEKEEPING 

Where: NHERC, Honokaa 

When: 6 p.m. Nov. 19 

Details: Jenny Bach teaches natural beekeeping; part of Practical Agriculture for Hamakua. $10/$5; www.practicalagricultureforhamakua.com. 

Contact: KiTeya Belford- Smith, 937-7024, practicalaghamakua@gmail.com 

CAT & DOG FIRST AID 

Where: Hilo Red Cross 

When: 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 24 

Details: Learn basics to recognize and care for emergencies and injuries in dogs, including 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 Agcaoili, above 

PERMACULTURE CONCEPTS 

Where: NHERC, Honokaa 

When: 6 p.m. Nov. 26 

Details: Join Tracy Matfin for “Permaculture Concepts to Increase Ease & Joy: general intro to permaculture; ethics, principles, sectors, zones and the design process.” $10/$5. Visit www.practicalagricultureforhamakua.com 

Contact: KiTeya Belford- Smith, 937-7024, practicalaghamakua@gmail.com 

ASTROLOGY BIRTH CHART 

Where: Ainaloa Longhouse 

When: 1-4:30 p.m. Nov. 30, Dec. 7 

Details: Understand basic astrology terminology and how to read your birth chart. Two sessions on each date. By donation. Sign up via email. 

Contact: 854-5957, qbnbernews@gmail.com 

PEDIATRIC CPR/AED 

Where: Hilo Red Cross 

When: 8 a.m.-noon Dec. 3 

Details: Recognize and care for victims of life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies in children and infants and learn to use an AED. $70; register at www.redcross.org or call 1-800-733-2767. 

Contact: Maury Agcaoili, above 

FLAMENCO WORKSHOP 

Where: Kupukupu Center, Pahoa 

When: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5 

Details: Zambra Flamenco is deeply rooted in Moorish influences. This class will begin to unravel the mystery of flamenco by learning the compas (rhythm), using short choreographed segments with emphasis on brasao (arm and hand movements), cuerpo (body movements) and barefoot taconeo (footwork). 

Contact: Nikki Conti, 937- 2456, nicolilla@yahoo.com 

CHRISTMAS CRAFTS 

Where: Puueo Comm. Center 

When: 1:30 p.m. Dec. 5, 12 

Details: Parks & Recreation class. Call to register. 

Contact: Scott Oune, 961-8738 

CHRISTMAS CRAFTS 

Where: Wainaku Gym 

When: 2:30 p.m. Dec. 6, 13 

Details: Parks & Recreation class. Call to register. 

Contact: Scott Oune, 961-8738 

IMOVIE VIDEO EDITING 

Where: Carvalho Park 

When: 3 p.m. Dec. 11 

Details: Learn to edit and produce movies using iMovie and your iPad. Call to register. 

Contact: Chris Drayer, 961- 8737, drayerc001@hawaii.rr.com 

ONGOING 

DROP-IN TECH SESSIONS 

Where: Hilo Public Library 

When: 10 a.m.-noon Thursday 

Details: Need help downloading e-book onto iPad? Writing a resume? Setting up an email account? Get weekly help from tech-savvy volunteer. Free. 

Contact: Jack Hallin, 933- 8890, librarianjack@gmail.com 

BALLROOM DANCE 

Where: Kamana Senior Center 

When: 9 a.m. Fridays 

Details: Ballroom dance for the beginner. No partner or prior experience needed; for age 55 and older. $10. 

Contact: 961-8710 

INTRO TO FAMILY CHILD CARE 

Where: PATCH, Hilo 

When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays 

Details: Ten-week series began Oct. 9. Free. 

Contact: Cathi Lux, 961-3169, clux@patch-hi.org 

LIVE WITH CHRONIC DISEASE 

Where: Aging/Disability Resource 

When: 9 a.m. Tuesdays 

Details: Free six-week workshop for anyone with ongoing health problem. Started Oct. 9. 

Contact: Pauline, 961-8600, pauline.hcoa@hawaiiantel.net 

LIVE WITH CHRONIC DISEASE 

Where: 15-2866 Pahoa Village Rd. 

When: 9:30 a.m. Thursdays 

Details: See previous listing. 

Contact: Jessie Marques, 936- 5224, krhcai@yahoo.com 

PATCH INFANT/TODDLER 

Where: Keaau Comm. Center 

When: 6 p.m. Thursdays 

Details: 10 weeks; began Oct. 11. On working with keiki, birth to age 3. Meets state licensing requirements. Free. Register. 

Contact: Cathi Lux, 961-3169, clux@patch-hi.org 

SHUIMO WITH EZRA ROSE 

Where: E.H. Cultural Center 

When: 1-3 p.m. Saturdays 

Details: Intro to spontaneous Chinese painting. 

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

OHANA ART CLASSES 

Where: E.H. Cultural Center 

When: 10 a.m. Saturdays 

Details: For ages 4-11; $10. 

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

BEGINNING QIGONG 

Where: VAC Niaulani Campus 

When: 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday 

Details: Priya Lucas teaches Chi-lel Qigong. $66; $12 drop-in. 

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

FRIDAY FILM MUSICALS 

Where: Institute for Astronomy 

When: 1 p.m. Fridays 

Details: Screening, discussion; ends Nov. 16 with “My Fair Lady.” $10; P&R is sponsor. 

Contact: 933-9313; 333-9850, patsy_otoole@hotmail.com 

BON DANCE PRACTICE 

Where: Hilo Meishoin Mission 

When: 7 p.m. twice a month 

Details: Tsukikage Odorikai invites all; free. Usually second/ fourth Thursday; updates at https://sites.google.com/site/tsukikageodorikai. Bring towel, fan. 

Contact: Meishoin, 935-6996, tsukikageodorikai@gmail.com 

KNITTING WORKSHOP 

Where: P&R, 28 Shipman St., Hilo 

When: 4 p.m. Tuesdays 

Details: Learn to cast on/off, purl, knit stitches to create a scarf; $3/class, two/$5. Register. 

Contact: Bert Mukai, 961-8706, bmukai@co.hawaii.hi.us 

SKETCHING WITH CHARON 

Where: P&R, 28 Shipman St. 

When: 2:15-4:15 p.m. Wednesday 

Details: Sketching, drawing lessons for ages 8-14. $40 for eight sessions. Call for more info, supply list or to register. 

Contact: Bert Mukai, 961- 8706, bmukai@co.hawaii.hi.us 

TAHITIAN DANCE 

Where: Waiakea Inter. School 

When: 3-3:45 p.m. 

Details: For ages 11 on up, Tuesdays, Thursdays in Room PE1. $5 per class, $25 a month. 

Contact: Toni Kea, 937-6477, tonikea@live.com 

ZUMBA GOLD CHAIR CLASS 

Where: YMCA of Hilo 

When: 11 a.m.-noon MWF 

Details: For all wanting seated workout; get fit, stronger. 

Contact: 640-3876; YMCA, 935-3721; har_c1@yahoo.com 

JOY IN MOVING 

Where: HCEOC, 47 Rainbow Dr. 

When: 12:30 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m. Friday (and 12:45 p.m. Wednesday at Kamana Center) 

Details: Improve health, balance, flexibility; fun with music via Rosen Method. By donation. 

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

EASY FRENCH CLASSES 

Where: E.H. Cultural Center 

When: Varies 

Details: Classes Monday/ Tuesday, 6-8 p.m.; Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. $15 per class. 

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

CINEMA CLASSES 

Where: E.H. Cultural Center 

When: 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays 

Details: Lee Walczuk teaches animation; all ages; $10/class. 

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

MASK MAKING 

Where: E.H. Cultural Center 

When: 5:30 p.m. Thursdays 

Details: Lee Walczuk teaches mask making; $10/class. 

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

PLAY HAND BELLS 

Where: Holy Cross Church 

When: 4 p.m. Thursdays 

Details: Learn hand bells, chimes, rhythm, music terms, teamwork. Easy note reading required. $10/month. Register. 

Contact: Fumi Maeda, 959-3526 

KEIKI HULA IN VOLCANO 

Where: VAC Niaulani Campus 

When: 3 p.m. Fridays 

Details: Hula, cultural classes with Maile Yamanaka; fee. Scholarships available. 

Contact: Julie, 967-8222 

PAHOA TRAINING 

Where: Kupukupu Center 

When: 8:15-9 a.m. Wednesday 

Details: Vipassana meditation with Zen monk from Thailand. Learn to control mind. Free. 

Contact: Daishin, 895-4122 

TROPICAL SOUL MOVEMENT 

Where: Pahoa Comm. Center 

When: 10-11 a.m. Wednesdays 

Details: Designed for 55+, but all invited. Low-impact, inspired by yoga, belly, African dance. Free. 

Contact: Zulema Maixala, 965-7112 

TROPICAL SOUL MOVEMENT 

Where: Keaau Senior Center 

When: 11 a.m.-noon. Fridays 

Details: For age 55+ only. See previous listing for class details. 

Contact: Zulema Maixala, 965-7112 

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; 25-30 minutes in solar-heated pool. 

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

EHCC HULA CLASSES 

Where: E.H. Cultural Center 

When: 4 p.m. Wednesdays 

Details: With Leilehua Yuen; basic fee $40, with discounts. 

Contact: Claudine, 961-5711 

HAWAIIAN CULTURE 

Where: Mt. View Senior Center 

When: 6-8 p.m. 

Details: Hula, chant, conversational Hawaiian; Tuesday- Thursday; $10-$30/month; www.halaumeleohawaii.com. 

Contact: 987-1866, halau@ halaumeleohawaii.com 

WESTERN LINE DANCE 

Where: Hilo Elks Lodge 

When: 8 p.m. 

Details: 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 

ZAZEN MEDITATION IN WAILEA/HAKALAU 

Where: Akiko’s Buddhist B&B 

When: Varies 

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 

BEGINNING AIKIDO 

Where: Aikido of Hilo 

When: Various times and days 

Details: For all ages; nonprofit. Visit www.AikidoOfHilo.org. 

Contact: 935-2454, AikidoOfHilo@HawaiianTel.net 

 

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