Classes


WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2 

AIKIDO FOR ADULT AND TEEN BEGINNERS 

Where: Aikido of Hilo, 29 Shipman St. No. 203 (Koehnen’s Alley downtown Hilo) 

When: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 2 

Details: Nonprofit organization has openings for new students of all ages in aikido classes throughout the week. Learn self-defense skills, discipline, focus, co-operation, stretching and strengthening. Two or more classes/week: individual, $60/month; family, $90/month. For complete schedule, visit www.AikidoOfHilo.org. 

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

HULA HALAU CLASSES 

Where: Halau ‘O Kawailaahia 

Details: Halau is accepting new students in ongoing beginning and intermediate hula classes for all ages: Wednesdays, 3-4 p.m., adult beginners, and 4-5 p.m., adult intermediate; Fridays, 3 p.m., men’s kahiko for all ages; Saturdays, 9 a.m., keiki beginning and intermediate students. Call for details. 

Contact: Kenneth Nakashima, knakashima@hottours.us; 969-3333, ext. 4704 

THURSDAY, Jan. 3 

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 

FRIDAY, Jan. 4 

FRIDAY FILM CLASS ON POLITICS 

Where: Institute for Astronomy, 640 N. Auhoku Place, Hilo 

When: 1 p.m. Jan. 4 

Details: Class on politics as depicted in films. begins with “All the King’s Men,” depicting a corrupt populist governor. Based on the career of former Louisiana governor Huey Long. Film stars Broderick Crawford and Mercedes McCambridge. Class is sponsored by the County Department of Parks and Recreation and costs $10, payable at the door. Continues weekly until March 8. For complete schedule e-mail patsy_otoole@hotmail.com or call Susan or Dan at 933-9313 

Contact: Patricia O’Toole, 333-9850, patsy_otoole@hotmail.com

COMING 

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 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 5; This course will also be held as an online/classroom blended learning course from 1-3 p.m. Jan. 7 and 3:30-5:30 p.m. Jan. 26; classes are based on availability and subject to change. $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 

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 

PRANIC HEALING INTRO WORKSHOP 

Where: There’s No Place Like Om yoga studio, Historic St. James Circle, 65-1237 Kawaihae Road, Waimea 

When: 1-4 p.m. Jan. 6 

Details: Pranic Healing is an effective “non-touch” healing modality developed by Grand Master Choa Kok Sui that uses life force or prana (mana, chi or ki) to heal physical and emotional ailments. New Year’s topic: Learn to utilize the power of energy to materialize your desires and projects. Free event, but donations accepted. 

Contact: Susan Oetting, 430- 0428, susan@pranichealing.com 

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/ 

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 1-2 p.m. 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 

QI GONG 

Where: P&R Culture & Education, 28 Shipman St., Hilo 

When: 8:30 a.m. Jan. 8 

Details: Qi gong is a low-impact exercise which includes stretching and meditation for fitness and health. Classes are Tuesday/Thursday. Sign up in advance. Cost for 10 sessions is $30. 

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

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 

BEGINNERS DRAWING 

Where: P&R Culture & Education, 28 Shipman St., Hilo 

When: 2:15 p.m. Jan. 9 

Details: Beginner’s drawing with Ken Charon, for children ages 8 and older. 

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

HAWAII PHOTO SHOOTERS 

Where: Hilo Lagoon Center conference room 

When: 6 p.m. Jan. 10 

Details: Michael Marshall, UHH professor of art, will talk about “On Photography: A Maker’s Reflection.” His presentation will include a personal reflection on the influence of photography as an artistic medium. Public is invited. 

Contact: Susan Miyasaka, 969-8258, sc_miyasaka@ 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 

P&R BEGINNERS YOGA 

Where: P&R Culture & Education, 28 Shipman St., Hilo 

When: 9 a.m. Jan. 16 

Details: Beginners yoga with Catherine Southern meets at various times throughout week for $3 per session. Call for schedule and to sign up. 

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

P&R UKULELE CLASSES 

Where: P&R Culture & Education, 28 Shipman St., Hilo 

When: 10 a.m. Jan. 17 

Details: For adult students wanting to learn basic ukulele. Cost for eight sessions is $40. Call for class schedule and to sign up. 

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

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 

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 

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 

 

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