Classes


TODAY, Jan. 19 

LITTLE BOXES 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 artist for practical, inventive class. Cost is $45. Call to reserve your space. 

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

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 

PROFESSIONAL CREDIT FOR GRADES 3-5 TEACHERS 

Where: ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, 600 Imiloa Place, Hilo 

When: 9:30 a.m. Jan. 19 

Details: State Department of Education and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Pacific Services Center offer free professional development credit through NOAA Sea Earth Atmosphere learning tool. Register at http://csc.noaa.gov/psc/sea/ content/hilo-noaa-sea-workshop. 

Contact: Leon Geschwind, 808-532-3765, leon. geschwind@noaa.gov 

MONDAY, Jan. 21 

WAIMEA BALLROOM SALSA 

Where: Waimea Elementary School cafeteria 

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 21 

Details: The Waimea Ballroom Dance Club announces salsa lessons through Feb. 18. Final registration at 6:30 p.m. today. Annual club membership is $15. Class fee is $10 for six weeks of lessons. Lessons are for an hour followed by 30 minutes of practice mixer. No partner necessary. Lance Oliver is the instructor. 

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

TUESDAY, Jan. 22 

BASIC WORD PROCESSING 

Where: SeniorNet at Maluhia Place 

When: 10 a.m. Jan. 22-24 

Details: Not a typing class. Use Microsoft Word 2010 to edit and format documents. Taught by seniors for seniors. $36 plus $40 annual membership fee. 

Contact: June Knell, 974-7603, cyberlu@gmail.com 

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23 

STARTING A 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 

EAST HAWAII HBDA 

Where: Waiakea HS cafeteria; driveway is across from the UHH theater at 155 Kawili St., Hilo 

When: 6:40 p.m. Jan. 23 

Details: Last chance to join this class to learn rumba, East Coast swing and samba with one of the oldest dance clubs in the Hilo area. No partner or experience necessary, come with the willingness to learn something new. Call Tina at 808-935-4665. 

Contact: Tina, 808-935-4665, hbdaaehi@gmail.com 

BIG ISLAND BALLROOM DANCE CLUB 

Where: Church of Holy Cross, 440 W Lanikaula St., Hilo 

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 23 

Details: Winter session classes in beginning American tango, beginning merengue and intermediate bolero. For the 10-week period the cost is $5 per course along with a $10 yearly membership fee. Classes on Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. Everyone is invited. 

Contact: A.J. Duarte, 557- 4173, seapounder@aol.com 

FRIDAY, Jan. 25 

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE 

Where: Kamana Senior Center, 127 Kamana St., Hilo 

When: 2:15 p.m. Fridays 

Details: For men and women ages 55 and over; $10 for a 10-week session. Call to register. 

Contact: Joan Rubin, 301-980- 2055 

COMING 

‘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 THE 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 

HELP KIDS GET SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL COMPETENCE 

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 

DIVORCE CARE FOR ADULTS/KEIKI 

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

When: 6 p.m. Jan. 28 

Details: Find help, hope, healing. Mondays for 13 week. New 2013 Divorce Care DVDs/ program will be presented for the first time. Age appropriate classes for keiki 5-12 at same time. Environment is caring, safe, confidential; $17 materials fee for adults. 

Contact: Craig Feldmeyer, 959-7700 

INTRO TO HIP HOP STYLES 

Where: UH-Hilo, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo 

When: 7:15 p.m. Jan. 28 

Details: Learn fundamentals of different styles of hip hop through warmup conditioning exercises and choreography in comfortable, fun environment. Center Stage Dance Studio teacher Trey Saunders instructs for College of Continuing Education and Community Service. 

Contact: 974-7664, ccecs@ hawaii.edu 

INTERNET & EMAIL BASICS 

Where: SeniorNet at Maluhia Place 

When: 10 a.m. Jan. 29-30, Feb. 1 

Details: Explore World Wide Web; send email, ecards, photos to friends and family. Taught by seniors for seniors. $36 plus $40 annual membership fee. 

Contact: June Knell, 974-7603, cyberlu@gmail.com 

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 PAC 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 

ARC STANDARD FIRST AID ONLINE/CLASSROOM BLENDED COURSE 

Where: Red Cross County Office, 55 Ululani St., Hilo 

When: 1:30 p.m. Feb. 2 

Details: Learn emergency action steps, first aid. ARCcertification upon completion. Register at www.redcross.org or call 1-800-733-2767. 

Contact: Maury Agcaoli, 808- 739-8121, maury.agcaoli@ redcross.org 

ARC CPR/AED ADULT ONLINE, CLASSROOM 

Where: 55 Ululani St., Hilo 

When: 4:30 p.m. Feb. 2 

Details: 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 

Contact: See previous listing 

A GATHERING WITH GAVIN HARRISON 

Where: Waimea Events Salon 

When: 3:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 3 

Details: Sitting and walking meditation, talk, dialogue/ inquiry. Nondenominational and open to all. By donation. 

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

ARC ADULT, PEDIATRIC FIRST AID & CPR/AED 

Where: 55 Ululani St., Hilo 

When: 8 a.m. Feb. 4 

Details: 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. 

Contact: See previous listing 

SECURITY GUARD TRAINING 

Where: HI 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. Four-hour course includes practicums on arrest, search and seizure and report writing. Register early. 

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

RECREATIONAL THRILLCRAFT SAFETY 

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

When: 8:30 a.m. Feb. 9 

Details: Jet-ski operators must be licensed. Each 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 

Where: Keaau Community Center, behind Police Station 

When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 9 

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

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

RED CROSS CPR/AED FOR THE PROFESSIONAL 

Where: 55 Ululani St., Hilo 

When: Noon Feb. 11 

Details: Learn skills needed to respond to respiratory and cardiac emergencies and get trained how to operate an AED in case of a sudden cardiac emergency; Included with this course is a rescue mask. 

Contact: See previous listing 

ARC NURSE AIDE 

Where: 55 Ululani St., Hilo 

When: 8 a.m. Feb. 11 

Details: Prepare for state exam. Most classroom work at home, lab practice at ARC in Hilo, nearby nursing facilities. Learn to work in long-term, home, hospital settings; www. redcross.org/take-a-class by Feb. 4. Visit www.hawaiiredcross.org, (808) 739-8181. 

Contact: Mary, 808-739-8131, mary.meinel@redcross.org 

 

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