Classes


SATURDAY, April 13 

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 

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 

KOKOROKAN BUDO 

Where: 194 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo 

When: 3 p.m. April 13 

Details: Keiki and adult classes for judo, kendo and self-defense for all ages. 

Contact: Ana Kapihe, 557- 6242, chinvat3@gmail.com 

PERSONAL TRAINER ORIENTATION 

Where: Hawaii Community College, 1175 Manono St. 

When: 10:30 a.m. April 13 

Details: Free OCET orientation for anyone interested in the fitness profession or in becoming a nationally certified personal trainer. Certificate course begins April 27. Call to reserve seat. 

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

SWING DANCE WORKSHOP 

Where: Hilo Elks Lodge 

When: 10:30 a.m. April 13 

Details: World champion swing dancers Marcus & Baerbl, from Munich, Germany, teach 1920s Charleston, Lindy Charleston, Dips & Drops, and Turns and Styling for Lindy Hop. Some classes beginner-friendly. $15/class if paid by 4/8; $20 @ door; discounts for students, multiple classes. No partner needed. 

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

ARC ADULT & PEDIATRIC 

Where: 55 Ululani St., Hilo 

When: 8 a.m. April 13 

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

SUNDAY, April 14 

DEVELOPING THE ART OF CALLIGRAPHY 

Where: Volcano Garden Arts 

When: 1-4 p.m. April 14 

Details: Award-winning Japanese calligraphy artist Ikuko Furuya offers workshop open to all ages. Each participant will create his or her own small masterpiece to take home. Workshop fee is $46. 

Contact: Ira Ono, 985-8979, volcanogardenarts@hawaii. rr.com 

SWING DANCE WORKSHOP 

Where: Hilo Elks Lodge 

When: 10:30 a.m. April 14 

Details: World champion swing dancers Marcus & Baerbl from Munich, Germany, teach fancy footwork for East Coast, West Coast, Lindy and Balboa. No partner necessary. $15/$20; discounts for students, multiple classes. Sponsored by Hilo Hep Cats. 

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

MONDAY, April 15 

ARC ADULT CPR/AED CLASS 

Where: 55 Ululani St., Hilo 

When: 8 a.m. April 15 

Details: Get trained to recognize and care for victims of life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies and learn how to use an AED on adults. Earn American Red Cross certificate for Adult CPR/AED valid for two years. 

Contact: Maury Agcaoli, 808- 739-8121 

RED CROSS FIRST AID 

Where: 55 Ululani St., Hilo 

When: Noon April 15 

Details: Learn emergency action steps and first aid procedures for injuries and sudden illnesses. Successful students will receive American Red Cross certificate. 

Contact: Maury Agcaoli, 808- 739-8121 

COMPUTER BASICS FOR SENIORS 

Where: SeniorNet at Maluhia 

When: 10 a.m. April 15-16, 19 

Details: Review the basics from Computer Fundamentals 1 and 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 for six-hour class plus $40 annual membership fee. 

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

HULA HULA BON 

Where: Puna Hongwanji Mission 

When: 7 p.m. April 15 

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

TUESDAY, April 16 

FERMENTATION BASICS 

Where: E.H. Cultural Center 

When: 4-5 p.m. April 16 

Details: Learn health benefits of fermented foods and how to incorporate them into daily diet. Free intro by Ryan Peters, a kimchee and fermentation entrepreneur. 

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

WALKING STICK CARVING 

Where: Mooheau Bandstand, 329 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo 

When: 10 a.m. April 16 

 

Details: A free opportunity to learn and develop skills in wood carving. Uncle Mac, a life-long carving expert, shares his knowledge in this one hour workshop on carving designs on canes and walking sticks. Participants are instructed in carving safety, design and wood finishing techniques. The workshop continues weekly through June, and allows new participants to join in and complete their project at a personal pace. 

Contact: Lani Thur-Fine, 935- 9019, hiloimprovementprogram@gmail.com 

WEDNESDAY, April 17 

EAST HAWAII BALLROOM DANCERS SPRING SESSION 

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

When: 6:30 p.m. April 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 18 

SOIL HEALTH WORKSHOP 

Where: Kuhio Hale, Hawaiian Homes Hall, Waimea 

When: 5:30 p.m. April 18 

Details: Soil Health Workshop. Topics: farmer’s forum, soil testing, soil types, USDA programs to help improve soil health; presented by Mauna Kea Soil & Water Conservation District. 

Contact: 885-6602, ext. 101, info@maunakeaswcd.org 

FRIDAY, April 19 

FRIDAY FILM SERIES 

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

When: 1 p.m. April 19 

Details: 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

COMING 

HAWAIIAN VIA WAHI PANA 

Where: Wailoa State Park Pavilion No. 3, Piilani Street, Hilo 

When: 10 a.m. April 20 

Details: Native Nations Education Foundation’s Pane’e Mua Project free workshop for Native Hawaiians. Students will learn Hawaiian vocabulary and sentence structure through the waterways of Hilo. Call to register. This workshop is made possible through a grant from the Administration for Native Americans. 

Contact: 769-0060, mohala82@yahoo.com 

FINANCIAL EDUCATION AND COUNSELOR TRAINING 

Where: Hawaii CC, 1175 Manono St., Hilo 

When: 9 a.m. April 20 

Details: Gain the knowledge you need to properly conduct a financial counseling session with clients from any background; help them assess their current financial situation; increase their savings, and work toward reducing their debt. Class held on Saturdays until May 25; call for more information. 

Contact: Estee Nathanson, 934-2700, estherss@hawaii.edu 

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 

HILO EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FAIR 

Where: Hilo Hawaii LDS Stake Center, 1373 Kilauea Ave., Hilo, 

When: 9 a.m.-noon April 20 

Details: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints invites the public to annual Hilo Emergency Preparedness Fair. Workshops and exhibits and lots of information, hands-on tips on self-preparedness. 

Contact: Bro. Wayne Chun, 640-1993 

 

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