Classes


COMING 

SCHOOL FOR ADULTS-HILO TO REGISTER STUDENTS 

Where: Waiakea HS Portable 27, 155 West Kawili St. 

When: 8:30 a.m. Jan. 3 

Details: Waipahu Community School for Adults- Hilo Campus (formerly known as the Hilo Community School for Adults) is accepting registration for classes to be offered Jan. 24-March 5. Registration is from Jan. 3-16 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Contact: Chad H. Okinaka, 974-4100, chad_okinaka@ notes.k12.hi.us 

P&R SENIOR CHI KUNG CLASS 

Where: Pahoa Senior Center 

When: 1 p.m. Jan. 3 

Details: Healing meditation in movement taught in the traditional Chinese way. Mondays 9-10 a.m. and Thursdays 1-2 p.m. By donation. 

Contact: Patti, 965-2705, safialoha@yahoo.com 

ARC DISASTER TRAINING 

Where: Red Cross, 55 Ululani St., Hilo 

When: 8:30 a.m. Jan. 12 

Details: Series of four classes, two on Jan. 12, two on Jan. 19. Register at www.redcross.org/ hi/honolulu, or call Barney, below. 

Contact: Barney Sheffield, 935-8305, ext. 174, barney. sheffield@redcross.org 

LITTLE BOXES, A WORKSHOP 

Where: VAC Niaulani Campus 

When: 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 19 

Details: Little Boxes, A Workshop by Charlene Asato. Create an array of boxes for party favors or little gifts. Get ideas for personalizing these boxes for special occasions like weddings, baby showers, birthdays and anniversary celebrations. Join the artist in this practical and inventive class. Cost is $45. Call to reserve your space. 

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

RED CROSS ADULT & PEDIATRIC FIRST AID AND CPR/AED 

Where: Red Cross, 55 Ululani St., Hilo 

When: 8 a.m. Jan. 5 

Details: Adult & Pediatric First Aid & CPR/AED, get trained to recognize and care for victims of illness and sudden injuries and life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies in adults, children, and infants and learn how to use an AED; American Red Cross certification upon completion; 8:00am – 3:00pm; Jan. 5; This course will also be held as an online/classroom blended learning course on 1:00pm – 3:00pm; Jan. 7 & 3:30 – 5:30pm; Jan. 26; classes are based on availability and subject to change. American Red Cross, 55 Ululani Street; $110; register online at www. redcross.org or call 1-800-733- 2767. 

Contact: Maury Agcaoili, 808- 739-8121, maury.agcaoili@ redcross.org 

FREE PRESENTATION OF THE TARA APPROACH 

Where: Balancing Monkey Yoga, Hilo Shopping Center 1221 Kialeua Ave. , Hilo 

When: 2 p.m. Jan. 5 

Details: Empower yourself by learning an innate healing system. Oriental Medicine and Western Neuropsychology combine to bring balance to your nervous system. Especially great for care givers, parents of special needs children, and chronic ailments. This free event will include demonstration treatments, energy medicine flows for Self-Care, and Q&A. 

Contact: Sierra Sugrue, 8084303500, sierrasugrue@ gmail.com 

RED CROSS STANDARD FIRST AID 

Where: American Red Cross, 55 Ululani St., Hilo 

When: 1 p.m. Jan. 7 

Details: Standard First Aid: Learn emergency action steps and first aid procedures for injuries and sudden illnesses; American Red Cross certification upon completion; 1-4:30 p.m. Jan. 14; This course will also be held as an online/ classroom blended learning course from 1 to 2 p.m. on Jan. 7. Classes are based on availability and subject to change; $70; register online at www.redcross.org or call 1-800-733-2767. 

Contact: Maury Agcaoili, 808- 739-8121, maury.agcaoili@ redcross.org 

RED CROSS CPR/AED ADULT 

Where: American Red Cross, 55 Ululani St., Hilo 

When: 4 p.m. Jan. 7 

Details: CPR/AED Adult: Get trained to recognize and care for victims of life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies and learn how to use an AED for life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies on adults. American Red Cross certification upon completion; 8 a.m. to noon on Jan. 14; This course will also be held as an online/classroom blended learning course from 4 to 5:15 p.m. on Jan. 7. Classes are based on availability and subject to change; $70; register online at www. redcross.org or call 1-800-733- 2767. 

Contact: Maury Agcaoili, 808- 739-8121, maury.agcaoili@ redcross.org 

FIRST AID/CPR-AED 

Where: American Red Cross, 55 Ululani St., Hilo 

When: 4 p.m. Jan. 7 

Details: Standard First Aid with CPR/AED for adults. Earn American Red Cross certification upon completion. Class will be from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 28. Also, an online/classroom blended class will be presented from 4 to 5:45 p.m. on Jan. 7, and 3:30 to 5:15 p.m. on Jan. 26; $90. Register at www.redcross. org or call 1-800-733-2767. 

Contact: Maury Agcaoili, 808- 739-8121, maury.agcaoili@ redcross.org 

CPR/AED FOR PROFESSIONALS 

Where: American Red Cross, 55 Ululani St., Hilo 

When: Noon-2:30 p.m. Jan. 26 

Details: CPR/AED for professional rescuer and health care provider; online/classroom blended; $130. Register at www.redcross.org or call 1-800-733-2767. 

Contact: Maury Agcaoili, 808- 739-8121, maury.agcaoili@ redcross.org 

NURSE AIDE TRAINING 

Where: Regency at Hualalai 

When: Starts Jan. 5 

Details: State-approved Nurse Aide Training, a Red Cross course, prepares student for Hawaii State Nurse Assistant Competency Exam. Register by Jan. 3 at www.redcross.org, 808-739-8146, 808-739-8122. $1,340. 

Contact: Mary Ann, 739-8122 

A GATHERING WITH GAVIN HARRISON 

Where: Waiaka Events Salon, Waimea 

When: 3:30 p.m. Jan. 6 

Details: Sitting and walking meditation, talk, dialogue/ inquiry. Non-denominational and open to all levels. Bring your own cushion. Chairs are available. By donation. 

Contact: Matilda Tompson, 885-9206, TompsonP001@ hawaii.rr.com 

http://www.gavinharrison.net/ 

SENIOR CERAMICS CLASS 

Where: Pahoa Senior Center 

When: 10:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 8 

Details: Hand-building ceremics class for folks 55 and older on Tuesdays. $10 for 10 weeks, plus $10 lab fee. Bring your creativity and have fun with clay; all levels. Low-fire clay can be purchased at University of Hawaii at Hilo student store. 

Contact: Patti, 965-2705; craigandjude@yahoo.com 

NURSE ASSISTANT CLASS 

Where: American Red Cross, Hilo 

When: Starts Jan. 10 

Details: State approved training course prepares student to take Hawaii State Nurse Assistant Competency Exam. $1,340; register by Jan. 8. at www.redcross.org, 808-739- 8146, 808-739-8122. 

Contact: Mary Ann, 739-8122 

NURSE AIDE TRAINING 

Where: Hilo Red Cross 

When: 8 a.m. Jan. 19 

Details: Prepares student for Hawaii State Nurse Assistant Competency Exam. Register by Jan. 17; runs through March 9. Fee $1,340; register at www.redcross.org/take-a-class or call (808) 739-8146, 808-739-8122 

Contact: maryann.harrod@ redcross.org 

EXPERIMENTAL WATERCOLOR CLASS 

Where: VAC Niaulani Campus 

When: 1-4 p.m. Jan. 26 

Details: Patti Pease-Johnson fosters intuition and playful attitude on a creative journey. Each student creates several paintings on hot press paper using broken glass as a catalyst. $50. Call to register. 

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

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. 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 

HULA HULA BON 

Where: Puna Hongwanji Mission 

When: 7 p.m. Mondays 

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

Contact: 966-9981, punahongwanji@hawaiiantel.net 

ANCIENT CHINESE HEALTH MOVEMENT 

Where: Liliuokalani Park 

When: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturdays 

Details: Kung Fu is taught weekly in teahouse parking lot area. Local teacher trained in China by Master Han Jing Chen, sole inheritor of Han Shi Yi Chuan. Intuitive guidance and realization of your total ability. Harmony, Tao, or what the ancients called nature. $10. 

Contact: andrew plack, 557- 1379, andrew@arplack.com 

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 

SKETCH 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 

 

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