Classes


MONDAY, March 11 

SCHOOL FOR ADULTS 

Where: Waiakea High School, Portable 27, 155 W. Kawili St. 

When: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 11-15 registration 

Details: Waipahu Community School for Adults Hilo campus accepting registration for April 2-May 9 classes. 

Contact: Chad, 974-4100, chad_okinaka@notes.k12.hi.us 

WEDNESDAY, March 13 

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSES 

Where: Hawaii Community College, 1175 Manono St. 

When: 8:30 a.m. March 13 

Details: Eight-week courses help you to prepare for work or college. Small classes and experienced teachers. Testing determines proper level. Residents, $250. Visit www.iephawaii.com or call 934-2699. 

Contact: Steven Clements, 934-2697, stevencc@hawaii.edu 

COMING 

LEAF LETTUCE GARDENING 

Where: Master Gardeners’ demonstration garden, 875 Komohana St., Hilo 

When: 10 a.m. March 16 

Details: UH Master Gardeners will display many varieties of leaf lettuce for home gardeners to sample. Learn how to grow lettuce, how to protect it from pests, and what to do to avoid contracting rat lungworm disease. Garden is below the parking lot. 

Contact: Kendal Lyon, 494- 4732, kgardens4@gmail.com 

NATURAL BEEKEEPING 

Where: Kapaau 

When: 10 a.m. March 16-17 

Details: Jennifer Bach of Bee Love Apiaries and Richard Spiegel, founder of Volcano Island Honey, give basic introduction to “Natural and Biodynamic Beekeeping.” $50; register. 

Contact: Gayle, 889-1082 

BANANA POLYCULTURE FOR FOOD, FOREST, FUN 

Where: Waipio on Horseback Ranch, Kukuihaele 

When: 9 a.m. March 16 

Details: Learn to identify banana varieties, pests and remedies, how to propagate and prevent transmission of banana diseases. $25/$15; visit www.practicalagricultureforhamakua.com. 

Contact: KiTeya Belford- Smith, 937-7024, practicalaghamakua@gmail.com 

HULA HULA BON 

Where: Puna Hongwanji Mission 

When: 7 p.m. March 18 

Details: Bring towel (tenugui), fan (uchiwa) and bachi (sticks). Class meets first and third Mondays (upcoming: 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 public; free. 

Contact: 966-9981, punahongwanji@hawaiiantel.net 

PRACTICAL STEPS TO A BETTER LIFE 

Where: Waimea Community Education, 65-1184 Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea 

When: 6:30-8 p.m. March 19 

Details: Hugh Montgomery leads four weekly sessions; $40. Neuroscience provides info on methods to improve personal wellbeing. Register. 

Contact: Matilda Tompson, 885-1539, learn@waimeaeducation.com 

MANINI MUSIC WORKSHOP 

Where: Palace Theater, Hilo 

When: 2-4 p.m. March 23 

Details: Bluegrass and Hawaiian music and songs, for keiki and grownups, with Keoki Kahumoku and the Aloha Bluegrass Band. Tickets from box office, 934-7010, $35 in advance, $40 at the door. 

Contact: Katy Rexford, 415- 305-3608, alohamusicacademy@gmail.com 

HANDS-ON PROPAGATION 

Where: Pu’u’ala Ranch, Highway 19, Honokaa 

When: 9 a.m. March 30 

Details: Learn hands-on propagation and care of plants including kava, noni, vanilla, and other garden vegetables. $25/$15 for students/seniors. Email or visit www.practicalagricultureforhamakua.com. 

Contact: KiTeya Belford- Smith, 937-7024, practicalaghamakua@gmail.com 

AARP DRIVERS SAFETY 

Where: Aging & Disability RC, 1055 Kinoole St. 

When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 30 

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. Last Saturday of the month, except November and December. Register. 

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

HANDS-ON SEED-SAVING 

Where: Paauilo 

When: 9 a.m. April 6 

Details: Learn to select for desirable qualities in plants and grow them for seed, collect, process, and store your seeds. $25/$15; www.practicalagricultureforhamakua.com 

Contact: KiTeya Belford- Smith, 8089377024, practicalaghamakua@gmail.com 

RECREATIONAL THRILL CRAFT SAFETY 

Where: Hawaii Community College, 1175 Manono St. 

When: 8:30 a.m. April 13 

Details: As a personal watercraft operator you must complete a certification class offered by an accredited institution of higher education on the safe use and operation of a thrill craft. Call to register. 

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

MUSHROOM CULTIVATION 

Where: Hawii Community College 

When: 9 a.m. April 13 

Details: Mushrooms are an excellent source of vegetarian protein and nutrition that are easy to grow. Gain hands-on experience inoculating your own mushroom kits as well as logs, which you can take home at the end of the workshop. Register by April 8. 

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

PASTEL PAINTING 

Where: VAC Niaulani Campus 

When: 1-4:30 p.m. April 13 

Details: Patti Pease Johnson covers types of pastels, papers, fixing and mounting paper and backing. Students will begin with a set-up still-life using charcoal on newsprint to get the flow of arm movements. $75; register. 

Contact: Julie Callahan, 967- 8222

 

MEDICINE FOR THE MIND 

Where: VAC Niaulani Campus 

When: 4-5:30 p.m. April 14 

Details: Buddhist Healing Meditation examines Buddha’s teachings on finding happiness inside – in states of mind that are the cause of inner peace. Free; contact Buddhist student Patty Johnson at 985-7470. 

Contact: Julie Callahan, 967-8222 

NATURAL PEST MANAGEMENT 

Where: Paauilo 

When: 9 a.m. April 20 

Details: Learn to handle garden pests like fruit flies, rats, mealy bugs, scale, and Chinese beetles, ants and slugs/ snails. $25/$15; www.practicalagricultureforhamakua.com 

Contact: KiTeya Belford- Smith, 937-7024, practicalaghamakua@gmail.com 

ONGOING 

RED CROSS NURSE ASSISTANT TRAINING 

Where: Hilo and Kona 

When: through 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 

BEGINNER’S YOGA WITH ROB KENNEDY 

Where: VAC Niaulani Campus 

When: 5:30 p.m. Mondays 

Details: Gentle, comprehensive yoga practice suited to all levels of experience but aimed specifically at beginners or people resuming their practice after an injury or interruption. Slow-paced but with an emphasis on individual growth. $5 per class. 

Contact: Julie Callahan, 967-8222 

YOGA WITH EMILY CATEY 

Where: VAC Niaulani Campus 

When: Class times, days vary 

Details: Emily Catey leads this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Classes Monday at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m., open to both beginning and intermediate students. Cost is $10; www.volcanoartcenter.org. 

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

EHCC HULA CLASSES 

Where: E.H. Cultural Center 

When: 4 p.m. Wednesdays 

Details: With Leilehua Yuen; basic fee $40, with discounts. 

Contact: Claudine, 961-5711 

HAWAIIAN CULTURE 

Where: Mt. View Senior Center 

When: 6-8 p.m. 

Details: Hula, chant, conversational Hawaiian; Tuesday- Thursday; $10-$30/month; www.halaumeleohawaii.com. 

Contact: 987-1866, halau@ halaumeleohawaii.com 

WESTERN LINE DANCE 

Where: Hilo Elks Lodge 

When: 8 p.m. 

Details: Thursdays, 8-10 p.m.; open dance 9-10 p.m. No partner required; beginners welcome. Park in back. 

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

ZAZEN MEDITATION IN WAILEA/HAKALAU 

Where: Akiko’s Buddhist B&B 

When: Varies 

Details: Sitting meditation from 6:45-8:20 p.m. Sundays, Mondays and Fridays, and 5:20-6:20 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. For all levels. 

Contact: Akiko Masuda, 963- 6422, msakiko@hawaii.rr.com 

BEGINNING AIKIDO 

Where: Aikido of Hilo 

When: Various times and days 

Details: All ages; nonprofit. Visit www.AikidoOfHilo.org. 

Contact: 935-2454 

LIFE DRAWING 

Where: E.H. Cultural Center 

When: 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays 

Details: Students bring art supplies, pay $10 model fee. 

Contact: 935-9085, info@ehcc.org 

IRISH STEP DANCE 

Where: YWCA of HI Island 

When: 5:30 p.m. Thursdays 

Details: Sarah Nash teaches. 

Contact: 935-7141, ext. 211; hsumiki@ywcahawaiiisland.org 


ART for DISABLED ADULTS 

Where: Wailoa Center, Hilo 

When: 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays 

Details: Dennis Leatherman teaches art classes for stroke survivors and disabled adults; $10/month. Call 961-2825. 

GROUP SWIM LESSONS 

Where: YWCA of HI Island 

When: Varies 

Details: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 3-5 p.m., $85/month; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, $30/ month. 

Contact: Hoku, 935-7141, aquatics@ywcahawaiiisland.org 

PERSONAL PATH 

TO PEACE 

Where: Honokaa Buddhist Hall 

When: 4 p.m. Sundays 

Details: Thich Nhat Hanh Order of Interbeing. Fees. 

Contact: Miles, 640-4602, info@peacedayparade.org 

WADO KARATE TRAINING 

Where: Sangha Hall 

When: Times, dates vary 

Details: M/W: 5-6 p.m. beginners, 6-7 p.m. advanced; Thursday: 5-6:30 p.m., mixed. Visitors welcome. 

Contact: Craig, 987-1465 

THE ART OF FENCING 

Where: Mountain View Gym 

When: 5-8 p.m. Thursdays 

Details: Hawaii Island Fencing Club invites everyone. 

Contact: Gayle Chavez, 985- 8702; Merle Gornick, 968-2000 

 

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