Classes


TODAY, Jan. 12 

CHIGIRI-E / WASHI 

Where: East Hawaii Cultural Center, 141 Kalakaua St., Hilo 

When: 9 a.m. Jan. 12 

Details: Learn these Japanese art forms. Call for details. 

Contact: EHCC Office, 961- 5711, thaisdarosa@saber.net 

ARC DISASTER TRAINING 

Where: Red Cross, 55 Ululani St., Hilo 

When: 8:30 a.m. Jan. 12 

Details: 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 

SUNDAY, Jan. 13 

MEDICINE FOR THE MIND BUDDHIST MEDITATION 

Where: VAC Niaulani Campus 

When: 4-5:30 p.m. Jan. 13 

Details: This first class of 2013 will be on “The Four Noble Truths,” which encompass the essence of Buddha’s teachings that lasting happiness is possible, and can be attained through our own efforts. Hear the authentic teachings of Buddha and practice meditation. Class is free and everyone is welcome. 

Contact: Patty Johnson, 985- 7470, bhaktilove@aol.com 

CAROUSEL OF ALOHA ‘INTRO TO CARVING’ 

Where: Pahoa Comm. Center 

When: 1-4 p.m. Jan. 13 

Details: The Carousel of Aloha Pavilion and Park is a project of Paradise Ponies Inc., a 501(c)3 non profit organization. The Carousel of Aloha will be the state’s first permanent, Hawaii-themed, hand-carved carousel. This workshop is open to all. Attendees will carve a piece that will become part of the project. Bring your tools, or use those provided. Experience is not necessary. Fee is $30. 

Contact: Katherine Patton or Jeanette Baysa, 315-1093, carouselofaloha@gmail.com 

MEDICINE FOR THE MIND 

Where: VAC Niaulani Campus 

When: 4 p.m. Jan. 13 

Details: Medicine for the Mind, Buddhist Healing Meditation. Buddha’s teachings on finding happiness inside — in states of mind that are the cause of inner peace. Engage in meditations to train the mind in inner causes of fulfillment. By donation. Contact Patty Johnson at 985-7470. 

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

MONDAY, Jan. 14 

HAWAII WADO KARATE 

Where: Sangha Hall, 424 Kilauea Ave., Hilo 

When: 5 p.m. Jan. 14 

Details: Traditional Japanese Wado Karate training. Monday and Wednesday, 5-6 p.m., beginners class, 6-7 p.m., advanced class; Thursday, 5-6:30 p.m., mixed class. Visit www.hwka.blogspot.com. 

Contact: Craig, 987-1465 

WAIMEA BALLROOM DANCE CLUB SALSA LESSONS 

Where: Waimea Elementary School cafeteria 

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 14 

Details: The Waimea Ballroom Dance Club announces salsa lessons Jan. 14-Feb. 18. Registration at 6:30 p.m. only on first two weeks. Annual club membership is $15. Class fee is $10 for six weeks of lessons. Lessons are for an hour followed by 30min. of practice mixer. No partner necessary. Lance Oliver is the instructor. 

Contact: Peter In, 885-4776, hipai@aol.com 

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16 

P&R BEGINNER’S YOGA 

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

When: 9 a.m. Jan. 16 

Details: Beginner’s 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 

THURSDAY, Jan. 17 

WESTERN LINE DANCE ON THURSDAYS 

Where: Hilo Elks Lodge, 150 Kinoole St, Hilo, Hawaii 

When: 8-10 p.m. Jan. 17 

Details: Open dance; no partner required. Beginners welcome. Park in back. 

Contact: Andy Aquino, 959- 5960, alpismo@aol.com 

P&R UKULELE CLASSES 

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

When: 10 a.m. Jan. 17 

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

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

FRIDAY, Jan. 18 

POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT IN FILM 

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

When: 1 p.m. Jan. 18 

Details: Third class in series features “The Candidate,” a 1972 film starring Robert Redford as an idealist attorney who becomes the Democratic nominee for senate in California running against a seemingly unbeatable Republican incombent. He accepts the nomination on the condition that he can speak his mind freely. As the race proceeds and it begins to appear that he has a chance to win, things begin to change. Class discussion will follow. The class continues each Friday until March 8. Cost to enroll is $10, payable at the door. Contact Susan or Dan at 933-9313 or patsy_otoole@hotmail.com

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

COMING 

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 

CLASS ABOUT BOATING SAFETY 

Where: Coast Guard Station, 29 Kuhio St., Hilo 

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 19 

Details: Learn to be safe on the water and to make sure all your passengers are safe as well. Within the next two years a Boating Safely Certificate will be required to register and license your boats. Beat the rush. Cost is $40 and includes lunch, books, all pamphlets and certificate at the successful completion of the course. Call to RSVP. 

Contact: Barbie Glaspey, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary flotilla commander, 966-8313, barbieglaspey8@msn.com 

EDIBLE AND MEDICINAL MUSHROOM CULTIVATION 

Where: HI Community College, 1175 Manono St., Hilo 

When: 9 a.m. Jan. 19 

Details: Mushrooms are an excellent source of vegetarian protein and nutrition and easy to grow. Gain hands-on experience inoculating your own mushroom kits as well as logs to take home at the end of the workshop. Call to register. 

Contact: Graceson Ghen, 934- 2700, graceson@hawaii.edu 

FERMENTING VEGETABLES 

Where: HI Community College, 1175 Manono St., Hilo 

When: 2 p.m. Jan. 19 

Details: Empower yourself to make delicious fermented vegetables and save money by learning to make your own at home. Lacto-fermentation is an ancient technique for preserving vegetables, enhancing nutrients and creating dynamic flavors. Call OCET to register, 934-2700. 

Contact: Graceson Ghen, 934- 2700, graceson@hawaii.edu 

STARTING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS 

Where: HI Community College, 1175 Manono St., Bldg 379-1, Hilo 

When: 9 a.m. Jan. 23 

Details: Learn about entrepreneurship, key ingredients for business success, steps involved in starting your own business, sources of capital and other resources for the startup business. Fee is $25. Limited space. Register early. 

Contact: Lydia Santiago, 933- 0776, lydia.santiago@hisbdc.org 

FREE PARENTING CLASSES 

Where: Hilo 

When: 6 p.m. Jan. 23 

Details: Free parenting classes offered to anyone interested in learning or brushing up on parenting skills. Class is once per week for 12 weeks. Materials, snacks, child care are provided. Call for more information and to register. 

Contact: Grace Barrientos, 895-4850, gmbarrientos@hotmail.com 

‘DRIVER’S SAFETY CLASS’ 

Where: Aging & Disability RC, 1055 Kinoole St., Hilo 

When: 9 a.m. Jan. 26 

Details: Refresh your driving skills. Stay safe on the road by learning to compensate for age-related changes. Aimed at over-50 drivers, but open to all. Insurance discount possible. $12 with AARP card, $14 without. Preregister. 

Contact: Dan Lindsay or Susan O’Neill, 933-9313 

IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP 

Where: The Loft, Aloha Theatre (APAC), 79-7401 Mamalahoa Highway, Kainaliu 

When: 3-5 p.m. Jan. 26 

Details: Laugh your way through an afternoon exploring the art of improvisation. Participants will learn basic vocabulary and technique of improv through scenes and games in a fun, welcoming environment. Open to all 18 and older. Registration is $15 on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact workshop organizer Stacey Canedy at 870- 6996; www.thealohahas.com. 

Contact: Stacey Nail-Canedy & Roxanne Fox, 870-6996 or 345-2751, staceynail@yahoo. com 

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: 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 as students create several paintings on hot press paper using broken glass as a catalyst. $50. Call to register. 

Contact: 967-8222 

DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL COMPETENCE WORKSHOP 

Where: Kanu o ka ‘Aina New Century Public Charter School, Waimea 

When: 8:30 a.m. Jan. 26 

Details: Free workshop for parents and educators of elementary school students will give background, resources and activities to help students develop social emotional resiliency. Presented by Jyo Bridgewater, K-8 principal at Assets School. 

Contact: Hawaii Learning Resource, 885-9318, info@ hawaiilearningresource.org 

EXPERIMENTAL WATERCOLOR CLASS 

Where: VAC Niaulani Campus 

When: 1-4 p.m. Jan. 26 

Details: Join Patti Pease- Johnson. Intuition and playful attitude are part of the creative journey as each student creates several watercolor paintings on hot press paper using broken glass as a catalyst. Theories of good composition are discussed, along with color theory and color wheel use. Cost is $50. Call to register. 

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

MAXIMIZE YOUR MONEY WITH COUPONS 

Where: Hawaii Community College, 1175 Manono St., Hilo 

When: 5:30 p.m. Jan. 28 

Details: How much will you save in 2013? Discover exciting new techniques to improve your coupon use. Achieve amazing results after being led by an experienced saver and you’ll be maximizing your money in no time. Call OCET to register, 934-2700. 

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

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 

Where: Hawaii Community College, 1175 Manono St., Hilo 

When: 5:30 p.m. Jan. 29 

Details: Be the best early childhood professional you can be. Register for the PACE program. Classes are held in the evenings, only once a week, and you can earn community college credits. Classes begin Jan. 29. Call for more info. 

Contact: Mai Wong, 934-2637, maiw@hawaii.edu 

SECURITY GUARD TRAINING 

Where: Hawaii Community College, 1175 Manono St., Hilo 

When: 8 a.m. Feb. 5 

Details: Whether you’re already a security guard or will become one, this training is required by law. The four-hour course includes practicums on arrest, search and seizure and report writing. Register early to avoid cancellation of class. Call OCET to register, 934-2700. 

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

RECREATIONAL THRILLCRAFT SAFETY 

Where: Hawaii Community College, 1175 Manono St., Hilo 

When: 8:30 a.m. Feb. 9 

Details: Jet-ski operators must have a license to operate. Each operator must complete a certification class on the safe use and operation of a thrillcraft. Register now to obtain your license. 

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

LAUHALA WEAVING WORKSHOP 

Where: Keaau Community Center, behind Keaau Police Station 

When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 9 

Details: Aha Puhala O Puna presents a workshop on the art of Hawaiian lauhala weaving from leaf to finished woven item. Projects may include bracelet, slipper, heart or coaster. Cost is $5-10 for materials, depending on project. Slippers will be available for purchase. For more information and to register call Bebe at 934-0665 or Debby at 966-7542 or email ahapuhala@gmail.com. Aha Puhala O Puna is a nonprofit dedicated to preserving the art and culture of Hawaiian lauhala weaving. 

Contact: Bebe, 934-0665, ahapuhala@gmail.com 

FORKLIFT SAFETY TRAINING 

Where: Hawaii Community College, 1175 Manono St., Hilo 

When: 8 a.m. Feb. 22 

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

PARALEGAL CERTIFICATE COURSE 

Where: Hawaii Community College, 1175 Manono St., Hilo 

When: 9 a.m. March 9 

Details: Prepare for a new career. Class teaches how to assist trial attorneys, interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns. Saturdays and Sundays, March 9-April 26. Call for more information. 

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

 

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