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, 990-383

Mountain View Gym, 968-2000. 


SUNDAY, Nov. 25 

TANTRA & VEDANTA 

Where: East Hawaii 

When: 2:30 p.m. Nov. 25, Dec. 2 

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

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

MONDAY, Nov. 26 

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 

TUESDAY, Nov. 27 

SECURITY GUARD TRAINING 

Where: Hawaii CC, Hilo 

When: 8 a.m. Nov. 27 

Details: Whether you’re already a security guard or will become one, this training is required by law. Two-day course presents eight subjects listed in Chapter 463 of Hawaii Revised Statutes, as amended in 2010, pertaining to private security guards. Call to register. 

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

FRIDAY, Nov. 30 

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 

FORKLIFT SAFETY TRAINING 

Where: Hawaii CC, Hilo 

When: 8 a.m. Nov. 30 

Details: Discover the various types of lift trucks, forklift operations, safety, maintenance, refueling, and recharging in four-hour hands-on course. Receive forklift operator authorization card valid for three upon completion of an additional three-hour on-site training. For age 18 and older. Call OCET for more info. 

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

IGUIDE 

Where: Hawaii CC, Hilo 

When: 11 a.m. Nov. 30 

Details: Two-day training. Supervisors learn techniques to diffuse emotional behavior when it hinders progress in a work discussion. Learn several ways to improve delegation and how to measure and evaluate performance. Call OCET for more info. 

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

COMING 

KOBUDO TAIKO TRAINING 

Where: Boy’s Scout Headquarters, 580 Stainback Highway, Hilo 

When: 10 a.m. Dec. 2 

Details: Open enrollment for beginners from age 10. $5 per month. 

Contact: Milton Yafuso, 430- 4044, miltonyafuso@hotmail. com 

‘AWAKENING TO TRUTH’ 

Where: Waiaka Events Salon, Waimea 

When: 3:30 p.m. Dec. 2 

Details: Sitting and walking meditation, talk, dialogue/ inquiry. By donation. 

Contact: Matilda Tompson, 885-9206, TompsonP001@ hawaii.rr.com; http://www. gavinharrison.net/ 

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 

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 

GOURD CARVING 

Where: ‘Imiloa Astronomy Cen. 

When: 2 p.m. Dec. 7, 11 a.m. Dec. 8 

Details: Learn the art of gourd carving from Gary Eoff. $135. 

Contact: Carla Kuo, 969-9743, ckuo@imiloahawaii.org 

BLUES DANCING WITH LUCKY SKILLEN 

Where: Hilo Elks Lodge 

When: 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 8-9 

Details: Beginners welcome. Partners not essential. Saturday: 10:30 a.m. Juke Joint Style Blues; 11:45 a.m. Ballrooming; 1:45 p.m. Ballrooming II; 3 p.m. Micro Blues. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Musicality; 11:45 a.m. Tangoed Up in Blues; 1:45 p.m. Momentum; 3 p.m. Solo Movement. Visit HiloHepCats.org for class descriptions and prices. 

Contact: Andrea Gill, 959- 8216, hilohepcats@gmail.com 

HEALING MEDITATION 

Where: VAC Niaulani Campus 

When: 4-5:30 p.m. Dec. 9 

Details: Medicine for the Mind, Buddhist Healing Meditation. 

Contact: 967-8222, julie@volcanoartcenter.org 

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 

UH MASTER GARDENER 

Where: 875 Komohana St. 

When: Starts Feb. 26 

Details: Master Gardener class trains volunteers to assist home gardeners. Meets Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.- noon through April 11. Class fee is $105. Application deadline is Dec. 15. Applications at UH Extension Office and online at www.ctahr.hawaii. edu/UHMG/EastHI/index.asp. 

Contact: Andrew Kawabata, 969-8251, kawabataa@ctahr. hawaii.edu 

HULA HULA BON 

Where: Puna Hongwanji Mission 

When: 7 p.m. Mondays 

Details: Bring a towel (tenugui), a fan (uchiwa) and bachi (sticks). Class meets first and third Mondays (Dec. 3, 17; Jan. 7, 21; Feb. 4, 18; March 4, 18; April 1, 15; May 6, 20). Open to the public; free. 

Contact: 966-9981, punahongwanji@hawaiiantel.net 

HULA HULA BON 

Where: Puna Hongwanji Mission 

When: 7 p.m. June 3, 10, 17, 24; July 1 

Details: Bring a towel (tenugui), a fan (uchiwa) and bachi (sticks). Class meets every Monday in June and July 1, in preparation for July 5-6 Puna Hongwanji bon dance. Open to the public; free. 

Contact: 966-9981, punahongwanji@hawaiiantel.net 

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 

FREE CONCRETE AND POTTERY DEMOS IN PUNA 

Where: Uncle Sam’s on Highway 130 near Pahoa 

When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays 

Details: “Pottery Demystified” and “Concrete for the Common Man” mini classes on hourly alternating schedule beginning at 9 a.m. with the first of free pottery demos by a veteran of the trades. 

Contact: 557-6219 

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 

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 

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, $5/two. Register. 

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

SKETCHING WITH KEN 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 

HAWAIIANA LIVE AT THE PALACE THEATER 

Where: Palace Theater 

When: 11 a.m. Wednesdays 

Details: Leilehua Yuen has hosted more than 250 shows over the last six years. Accompanied by Manu Josiah, she shares history and traditions of Hawaiian culture through storytelling, film, music, oli and hula. Doors open at 10:30 a.m.; organ preshow at 10:50 a.m. $5; free for 12 and under. 

Contact: info@hilopalace. com, 934-7777 

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 

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. until Nov. 30 

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 

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 

LIFE DRAWING 

Where: E.H. Cultural Center 

When: 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays 

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

Contact: 935-9085, info@ehcc.org 

LEARN IRISH STEP DANCE 

Where: YWCA of HI Island 

When: 5:30 p.m. Thursdays 

Details: Sarah Nash teaches. 

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

ART for DISABLED ADULTS 

Where: Wailoa Center, Hilo 

When: 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays 

Details: Dennis Leatherman teaches Big Island Stroke Club art classes for stroke survivors and disabled adults; $10/ month. Call 961-2825. 

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

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: Thich Nhat Hanh Order of Interbeing. Fees. 

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

NIAULANI NATURE WALK 

Where: VAC Niaulani Campus 

When: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays, 11 a.m.-noon, Saturdays 

Details: Free guided tour through Hawaiian rain forest; easy, 1/7-mile loop trail. Learn native plants, birds, ecological and geological features, cultural usage of flora and fauna. 

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

WADO KARATE TRAINING 

Where: Sangha Hall 

When: Times, dates vary 

Details: M/W: 5-6 p.m. beginners, 6-7 p.m. advanced; Thursday: 5-6:30 p.m., mixed. Visitors welcome. 

Contact: Craig, 987-1465 

THE ART OF FENCING 

Where: Mountain View Gym 

When: 5-8 p.m. Thursdays 

Details: Hawaii Island Fencing Club invites everyone. 

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

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 

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 

ALOHA FRIDAYS 

Where: VAC Gallery, HVNP 

When: 11 a.m. Fridays 

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

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

KENDO 

Where: Waiakea Rec Center 

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

Details: Ancient art, sport of Japanese fencing open to all ages; $10/month. 

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

DOG PSYCHOLOGY 

Where: Liliuokalani Park 

When: 2-4 p.m. Sundays 

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

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

BICC FREE CHESS CLASS 

Where: Puueo Comm. Center 

When: 9:15 a.m. most Saturdays 

Details: Big Island Chess Club offers free chess class with a chess master. Call for details. 

Contact: Bob Akamine, 935- 0364, bobpobox@gmail.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- 

 

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