Classes


TODAY, Jan. 26 

APIARY DAY 

Where: Komohana Apiary 

When: 9 a.m. Jan. 26 

Details: Every second and fourth Saturday of the month the Big Island Beekeepers Association Apiary Committee meets at the Apiary Garden behind the Komohana Extension Office in Hilo to maintain its demonstration colonies. The public invited to observe and participate; wear protective clothing (hat, veil, suit and gloves). Informal learning experience. No fee, no registration. Starts at 9 a.m. with garden maintenance. Colony maintenance and inspection starts at 10 a.m. Activities vary as the seasons change. 

Contact: Erick Belcher, 935- 3939, ebelcher@hawaii.rr.com 

IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP 

Where: The Loft, Aloha Theatre (APAC), Kainaliu 

When: 3-5 p.m. Jan. 26 

Details: Laugh and learn basic vocabulary and technique of improv through scenes and games in a fun, welcoming environment. Open to age 18+; $15. Call; www.thealohahas.com. 

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

CPR/AED FOR PROS 

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 PCS, Waimea 

When: 8:30 a.m. Jan. 26 

Details: Free workshop for parents and educators of elementary students. Get 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, wheel use. $50. 

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

SUNDAY, Jan. 27 

DEVOTION OF NON-SEPARATION 

Where: 45-653 Lehua St., Honokaa 

When: 2:30 p.m. Jan. 27, Feb. 3 

Details: Babaji Bob Kindler, spiritual director of SRV Associations, offers two Sunday classes on the nondual philosophy and devotion of Indian (Vedic/Tantric) scriptures and spiritual practices. All are welcome. By donation. 

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

MONDAY, Jan. 28 

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 

TUESDAY, Jan. 29 

INTERNET & EMAIL BASICS 

Where: SeniorNet at Maluhia 

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 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 in evening, once a week; earn community college credits. Call for info. 

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

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30 

DRAWING WORKSHOP 

Where: P&R, 28 Shipman St. 

When: 2:15-4:15 p.m. Jan. 30 

Details: For kids 8 and up interested in learning the basics; Wednesdays through June 5. Call to register. 

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

BI BALLROOM DANCE CLUB 

Where: Church of Holy Cross 

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 30 

Details: Ten-week winter session classes in beginning American tango, beginning merengue and intermediate bolero. $5 per course, plus $10 yearly membership fee. Classes on Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. All invited. 

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

FRIDAY, Feb. 1 

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 

‘EMPOWERED BY THE PEN’ 

Where: VAC Niaulani Campus 

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 2 

Details: Author-teacher Tom Peek helps you get your stories, poems, essays and ideas out of your head and onto the page in fun workshop that liberates the writer within. Open to all; $85. Call to register. 

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

RED CROSS NURSE ASSISTANT TRAINING 

Where: Hilo and Kona 

When: February and March 

Details: The American Red Cross is offering several Certified Nurse Assistant Training — in classroom and online formats — to prepare student for Hawaii State Nurse Assistant Competency Exam. Times and locations vary. To register, go to www.redcross.org or call (808) 739-8131 or 8123. 

Contact: Stephanie Alfonso, 808-739-8123, Stephanie. Alfonso@redcross.org 

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 

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 

HULA HULA BON 

Where: Puna Hongwanji Mission 

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 4 

Details: Bring towel (tenugui), fan (uchiwa) and bachi (sticks). Class meets first and third Mondays (upcoming: Feb. 18; March 4, 18; April 1, 15; May 6, 20). After that, class meets every Monday in June and on July 1, in preparation for July 5-6 Puna Hongwanji bon dance. Open to the public; free. 

Contact: 966-9981, punahongwanji@hawaiiantel.net 

COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS 

Where: SeniorNet at Maluhia 

When: 10 a.m. Feb. 4-6 

Details: Learn how to use a computer even if you have never touched a mouse. Taught by seniors for seniors. $36 plus $40 annual fee. 

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

TEA FOR TUESDAYS 

Where: VAC Niaulani Campus 

When: 2 p.m. Feb. 5 

Details: Join JoAnn Aguirre, tea educator and member of the Hawaii Tea Society, every Tuesday for an hour of tea talk focusing on the growing demand for Hawaii-grown tea. By donation. Visit www.teachingtea.com. 

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

ADULT UKULELE I, II 

Where: P&R, 28 Shipman St. 

When: 10 a.m., 11 a.m. Feb. 7 

Details: For those who never played an ukulele or have some knowledge and desire to get better and play for enjoyment. Learn to play one or two songs in the first lesson with Patrick Inouye, who has played for more than 50 years. Concentration on chord, hand techniques. Call to sign up. 

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

COLLEGE DAY FOR PACIFIC ISLANDERS 

Where: UH-Hilo, 200 W. Kawili St. 

When: 8:30 a.m. Feb. 9 

Details: A free conference for high school students of Pacific Island ethnicity and parents aimed at inspiring, motivating, informing them about college opportunities and resources. Information and registration at www.pacificstudents.org 

Contact: UHH Pacific Islander Student Center, 808-933-3857, pisc@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. 

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 

COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS 

Where: SeniorNet at Maluhia 

When: 10 a.m. Feb. 11-12, 15 

Details: Review basics from Computer Fundamentals 1; learn how a computer works and how to use it every day. Type a paragraph, edit it, and save it to a flash drive and the hard drive. $36 plus $40 annual membership fee. 

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

STANDARD FIRST AID ONLINE/CLASSROOM 

Where: American Red Cross, Hilo 

When: 3:30 p.m. Feb. 11 

Details: Get trained to recognize and care for victims of illness and sudden injuries and learn how to use an AED. Register online at www.redcross. org or call 1-800-733-2767 

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

BON DANCE PRACTICE 

Where: Hilo Meishoin Mission 

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 14 

Details: Tsukikage Odorikai invites all; free. Meets twice a month, usually on second/ fourth Thursday; updates at https://sites.google.com/ site/tsukikageodorikai. Bring towel, fan. 

Contact: Meishoin, 935-6996, tsukikageodorikai@gmail.com 

RED CROSS CPR/AED ADULT CLASS 

Where: 55 Ululani St., Hilo 

When: 8 a.m. Feb. 16 

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; American Red Cross certification upon completion. 

Contact: See previous listing 

 

 

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, 990-3835

Mountain View Gym, 968-2000. 

 

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