Classes


SATURDAY, April 6 

NAMI FAMILY-TO-FAMILY EDUCATION PROGRAM 

Where: St. Joseph’s Church meeting room, 43 Kapiolani St., Hilo 

When: 9 a.m. April 6 

Details: Free education program (six weekly classes) for family members, partners and friends of individuals with mental illnesses such as major depression, bipolar, schizophrenia and others. Preregistration required. Sponsored by National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI). 

Contact: Carolyn Oki, 935- 3518 

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, 937-7024, practicalaghamakua@gmail.com 

NAMI FAMLY-TO-FAMILY EDUCATION PROGRAM 

Where: St. Joseph’s Church, Hilo 

When: 9 a.m. April 6 

Details: Free classes to family members, partners and friends of people with serious mental illness; taught by trained family-member volunteer teachers. Register. 

Contact: Carolyn Oki, 935-3518 

FREE BASIC HOME MAINTENANCE CLASS 

Where: Hilo Habitat for Humanity ReStore 

When: 10 a.m. April 6 

Details: “Prep, Prime, Paint” is open to the public. Instruction by Dan Agee of Sherwin-Williams Paint Store; sponsored by Hawaii Island United Way. 

Contact: Adrienne Eisele, (808) 935-6677, adrienne@ hilohabitat.org 

GARDEN FENG SHUI 

Where: Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo 

When: 2:30 p.m. April 6 

Details: In this one-hour free lecture, author Clear Englebert will explain how to attract good energy to your home, how to nurture that energy, and how to protect the home from harsh energy. His garden book will be available for purchase. 

Contact: Dale Huber, 933-8890, dale.huber@librarieshawaii.org 

SUNDAY, April 7 

A GATHERING WITH GAVIN HARRISON 

Where: Waimea Events Salon 

When: 3:30-6:30 p.m. April 7 

Details: Non-denominational and open to all. Experienced and beginning meditators welcome; meditation guidance offered. By donation. 

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

THE SELF HEALING DANCE MEDITATION CIRCLE 

Where: Gerdine Markus’ Hale Musicale, 923 Kukuau St., Hilo 

When: 2 p.m. April 7 

Details: Join Jherrie Rubeyiat, Reiki master, Jorei & Ito Thermie practitioner, to expand self-healing techniques. Toning exercises, Osho’s Kundalini Dance Meditation and Bruno Groening’s Guided Meditation. By donation. Call to reserve your space. 

Contact: 966-4868, jherrie777@hawaiiantel.net 

DHARMA STUDY GROUP 

Where: Hayagriva Dharma Center, 586 Kanoelehua Ave., Suite 400, Hilo 

When: 5:30 p.m. April 7 

Details: Buddhist practices such as meditation are methods to accomplish certain goals, not the goals in themselves. Group focuses on Buddhist teachings from many sources according to guidelines by Lama Namang Mingjo Dorje Rinpoche. Each class is different. New students welcome; call ahead. Visit www.hayagrivahilo.org. By donation. 

Contact: Kathy, 936-0302, haunani1551@gmail.com 

MONDAY, April 8 

ARC ADULT & PEDIATRIC 

Where: 55 Ululani St., Hilo 

When: 8 a.m. April 8 

Details: Online learning and a classroom skills session. Learn 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: Maury Agcaoli, (808) 739-8121, maury.agcaoli@redcross.org 

COMPUTER FOR SENIORS 

Where: SeniorNet at Maluhia Place, 891 Ululani St. 

When: 9 a.m. April 8, 10 

Details: Learn to use a computer even if you have never touched a mouse before. $36 plus $40 annual membership fee. 

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

ARC ADULT CPR/AED 

Where: 55 Ululani St., Hilo 

When: 8 a.m. April 8 

Details: Online learning, classroom skills. Learn to care for victims of life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies. 

Contact: Maury Agcaoli, 808- 739-8121 

FIRST AID ONLINE/CLASS 

Where: 55 Ululani St., Hilo 

When: 8 a.m. April 8 

Details: Online and classroom. Learn emergency action steps and first aid procedures for injuries and sudden illnesses. Earn American Red Cross certificate valid for two years. 

Contact: See above 

ARC FIRST AID/CPR/AED 

Where: 55 Ululani St., Hilo 

When: 11 a.m. April 8 

Details: Online learning and classroom skills. Learn to care for victims of illness and sudden injuries and how to use an AED for life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies on adults. Earn American Red Cross certificate. 

Contact: See above 

TUESDAY, April 9 

WALDORF EDUCATION 

Where: Malamalama Waldorf School, HPP 

When: 6 p.m. April 9 

Details: Early childhood educator Allyson Anthony will speak about the early childhood Waldorf curriculum. Also, experience a hands-on activity such as painting, grinding wheat or making a simple craft. 

Contact: Veda, 982-7701, info@hawiiwaldorf.com 

 

‘SOUP MAKING 101’ 

Where: Hilo Bay Soup Co. 

When: 2:30 p.m. April 9 

Details: Free workshop on this transcultural source of nutrition. Learn how to create a low-cost, superior soup. 

Contact: Lani Thur-Fine, 935- 8850, hiloimprovementprogram@gmail.com 

WEDNESDAY, April 10 

EAST HAWAII BALLROOM DANCERS SPRING SESSION 

Where: Waiakea High School portable in front of gym on Kawili Street 

When: 6:30 p.m. April 10, 17 

Details: “Happy feet for Spring.” Join HBDA’s chapter and learn the samba and waltz. How easy to commit to just two classes with experienced leaders and helpful members. Look for sign; lots of lighted parking. 

Contact: Tina, 935-4665 

THURSDAY, April 11 

HOW TO MANAGE CONFLICT, CONFRONTATION 

Where: UH-Hilo Campus Center 306, 200 W. Kawili St. 

When: 9 a.m. April 11 

Details: One-day seminar will help you to keep poised and retain control of even the most difficult situations, as well as learn to repair damaged relationships, reach mutual understandings and prevent others from losing their cool. $125; register. 

Contact: UH-Hilo, CCECS, 974-7664, ccecs@hawaii.edu 

FRIDAY, April 12 

FRIDAY FILM SERIES 

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

When: 1 p.m. April 12 

Details: “The Blackboard Jungle” is second film in series on education and teaching. Cost is $10 for 10-week class on Fridays until June 6. Series is sponsored by Department of Parks and Recreation. For schedule, email patsy_otoole@hotmail.com or call Susan or Dan at 933-9313. 

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

GROW EDIBLE GINGER 

Where: Komohana Extension Service, 875 Komohana St., Hilo 

When: 10 a.m. April 12 

Details: Bacterial wilt attacks ginger if grown in the ground in Hawaii, making the ginger soft and inedible. Learn from Master Gardeners how to grow ginger in containers, free of bacterial wilt and other parasitic diseases. Participants will go home with clean ginger seed. Event is free and no registration is necessary. 

Contact: Kathy Aoki, 981-5199 

COMING 

RECREATIONAL THRILL CRAFT SAFETY 

Where: Hawaii CC 

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: Hawaii CC 

When: 9 a.m. April 13 

Details: Gain hands-on experience inoculating your own mushroom kits as well as logs. 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 

BASIC GRANT WRITING 

Where: Waikoloa Village Association, 68-1792 Melia St. 

When: 9 a.m. April 13 

Details: Learn to write a compelling statement of need, identify a target group for services and present a case for funding. Expert Jeani Navarro has 20 years of grant-writing experience and has helped various organizations secure funding; $55. 

Contact: NHERC, 775-8890, vickyann@hawaii.edu 

 

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