Classes


TODAY, Feb. 9 

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 

BLUES DANCE WITH TED MADDRY AND RUBY RED 

Where: Hilo Elks Lodge, 150 Kinoole S. 

When: 10:30 a.m. Feb. 9, 10 

Details: Learn fundamentals of partnered blues dancing from Ted Maddry (San Francisco) and Ruby Red (Chicago) in four classes. $25 at the door. Discounts for multiple classes & students. Beginners welcome; no partner necessary. 

Contact: Andrea Gill, 959- 8216, hilohepcats@gmail.com 

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. Slippers will be available for purchase. 

Contact: Bebe at 934-0665 or Debby at 966-7542 or email ahapuhala@gmail.com

SUNDAY, Feb. 10 

MEDICINE FOR THE MIND BUDDHIST MEDITATION 

Where: Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus 

When: 4 p.m. Feb. 10 

Details: Experience the teachings of Buddha and practice meditation. Free. Beginning and experienced meditaters welcome. Dress warmly, and bring a cushion. 

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

MONDAY, Feb. 11 

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 

THURSDAY, Feb. 14 

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 

ONGOING 

KOBUDO TAIKO TRAINING 

Where: Boy Scout Headquarters, 580 Stainbeck Highway, Hilo 

When: 10 a.m. Sundays 

Details: Ongoing training Sundays, from 10 a.m. to noon. $5 monthly. Open to all, age 10 through adults. New members welcome. Come and check it out. Individuals wishing to attend are asked to call in advance. 

Contact: Milton Yafuso, 430- 4044, miltonyafuso@hotmail. com

HAWAII WADO KARATE 

Where: Sangha Hall, 424 Kilauea Ave., Hilo 

When: Varies 

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 

P&R SENIOR CHI KUNG CLASS 

Where: Pahoa Senior Center 

When: Varies 

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 

HULA HALAU CLASSES 

Where: Mountain View 

Details: Halau ‘O Kawailaahia 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: 968-8269 

AIKIDO FOR ADULT AND TEEN BEGINNERS 

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

When: Varies 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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

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

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 

COMING 

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 

RED CROSS STANDARD FIRST AID CLASS 

Where: 55 Ululani St., Hilo 

When: 1 p.m. Feb. 16 

Details: Learn emergency action steps and first aid procedures for injuries and sudden illnesses; American Red Cross certification upon completion. 

Contact: See previous listing 

 

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