Classes


TODAY, June 23 

WEST COAST SWING DANCE WORKSHOPS 

Where: Hilo Elks Lodge 

When: 6 p.m. June 23 

Details: West Coast Swing workshop. New intermediate steps and variations over three weekends. $10 per day, June 23, 30 and July 14. Instruction from 6-7:30 p.m., with open dance from 7:30-9 p.m. This is a fundraiser for the Hilo Elks. 

Contact: Kolin, Deb Kettleson, 935-5018, kolin@hawaii.edu 

AMERICAN RED CROSS CAT & DOG FIRST AID 

Where: Hilo Red Cross Office 

When: 9 a.m.-noon June 23 

Details: Learn basic information on how to recognize and care for emergencies and injuries in cats & dogs. This course will empower pet owners with the confidence and skills necessary to respond to emergencies involving cats and dogs by learning how to provide basic first aid skills, how to care for choking pets, rescue breathing and CPR; $70; register at www.redcross. org or call 1-800-733-2767. 

Contact: Mary Meinel, 739-8131 

PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY WORKSHOP 

Where: E.H. Cultural Center 

When: 10 a.m. June 23 

Details: Instructor Frank Rolon teaches how to retain info to pass exams, help children with homework. Memorizefacts, names, faces, long strings of numbers and more. Learn to remember where you put things. $50. Call to register. 

Contact: Claudine, 961-5711 

BACK TO BASIC YOGA 

Where: VAC Niaulani Campus 

When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 23 

Details: Learn fundamentals of basic yoga; instructors Athena Engelman, Rachelle Castillo. $65. Call to register. 

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

GENEALOGY WORKSHOP 

Where: Keaukaha Tech Center 

When: 9 a.m. June 23 

Details: Genealogy workshop free to Native Hawaiians; Luana Busby-Neff on Hawaiian Cultural Origins of Genealogy; Layne Richards on where you fit in your family tree; Val Kahanu, research, resources on how to find connections. 

Contact: Mohala Aiu, 769-0060 

SUNDAY, June 24 

CALM DOWN 

Where: Honokaa Hongwanji 

When: 4 p.m. June 24 

Details: Got “monkey mind?” Let peace begin with you. Learn how “mindfulness”can be applied in ourselves, our families, community, nation and the world. Practice includes mindfulness while eating, walking, singing, even washing dishes. All faiths welcome, “nones” included. 

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

MONDAY, June 25 

ZUMBA GOLD TONING 

Where: YMCA of Hilo 

When: 6:30-7:30 a.m. June 25 

Details: Classes Monday, Wednesday, Friday for all levels, including seniors. Get fit, Get Toned, Get Inspired. Harriet Rocha at 640-3876. 

Contact: YMCA, 935-3721; Harriet Rocha, 640-3876 

INTERNET & EMAIL BASICS 

Where: SeniorNet at Maluhia 

When: 10 a.m. June 25, 28-29 

Details: Have fun exploring the World Wide Web and learning to email; only eight students per class. $36 plus $40 annual membership fee. 

Contact: Lois Zimmermann, 974-7603, cyberlu@gmail.com 

ZUMBA GOLD CHAIR 

Where: YMCA , 300 West Lanikaula Street, Hilo 

When: 11 a.m.-noon June 25 

Details: Monday/Wednesday class for those needing a seated workout due to poor ambulation, weak knees, other special needs. Class offers a fun workout alternative. 

Contact: YMCA, 935-3721; Harriet Rocha, 640-3876 

TUESDAY, June 26 

BON DANCE 101 

Where: Sangha Hall 

When: 5 p.m. June 26 

Details: Bon dance class for keiki age 8, their parents, grandparents; teachers Sakae Kaya, Jane Miyasaki, others. All welcome. Learn about bon and how to perform dances. Sign up at 961-6677. Regular bon dance practice at 7 p.m. 

Contact: BJ Soriano, 987-5655, bjsoriano@hilobetsuin.org 

FOUR HOUR PHOTO TOUR 

Where: VAC Niaulani Campus 

When: 3 p.m. June 26 

Details: Photographer Robert Frutos leads tour of wildlife and natural features of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. $125. Call for reservations. 

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

PATH TO PEACE 

Where: Kamuela Hongwanji Buddhist Temple 

When: 7 p.m. June 26 

Details: Mark Unno, Oregon university associate professor, religious scholar and psychotherapist, will discuss unexpected treasures along “The Crooked Path of Life.” Question and answer period with refreshments. With support from Buddhist Study Center and Peace Committee. Free. 

Contact: Fred Nonaka, 885- 4266, kimiekai@hawaii.rr.com 

WEDNESDAY, June 27 

TROPICAL SOUL MOVEMENT, RHYTHM, DANCE 

Where: Kupukupu Healing 

When: 10-11 a.m. June 27 

Details: For women over 55; low-impact, inspired by yoga, belly dance, African dance. Learn to isolate groups of muscles; play live percussion. Bring mat or thick towel. 

Contact: Zulema Maixala, 965-7112 

THURSDAY, June 28 

NATURE DRAWING 

Where: VAC Gallery, HVNP 

When: 10:30 a.m. June 28 

Details: Practice drawing on excursion with artist Ken Charon in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Bring your own supplies, or borrow them for a donation. Open to ages 8 and up; free. 

Contact: Emily Catey, 967- 8222, gallery@volcanoartcenter.org 

HAND BELLS 

Where: Church of Holy Cross 

When: 4 p.m. June 28 

Details: Learn to play hand bells, hand chimes. Learn rhythm, music terms and teamwork while playing fun music and Christmas favorites. Easy music note reading required. Beginner classes every Thursday. Call to register. Monthly club fee is $10. 

Contact: Fumi Maeda, 959-3526 

COMING 

AWAKEN TO WHO WE ARE 

Where: Waiaka Events, Waimea 

When: 3:30 p.m. July 1 

Details: Sitting and walking meditation, talk, dialogue/ inquiry. Non-denominational and open to all. By donation. 

Contact: Gavin Harrison, 884- 5288, gavin@gavinharrison.ne 

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR SENIORS 

Where: Kamana Center, Hilo 

When: 2 p.m. July 2 

Details: Learn functions of a digital camera and how to take good pictures. Bring your own camera and tripod. $10. 

Contact: 961-8701 

INTRODUCTION TO 2-D ART 

Where: Hawaii CC, Hilo 

When: 8-11:15 a.m. July 2-Aug. 10 

Details: Monday-Friday studio class on designs, concepts, elements and principles of design. Alu Like tuition waiver for eligible Native Hawaiians. 

Contact: Bert Klunder, 934- 2598, dma@hawaii.edu 

INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL ARTS 

Where: Hawaii CC, Hilo 

When: noon-3:15 p.m., July 2 

Details: Monday-Friday; overview of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver web design. Alu Like tuition waiver for eligible Native Hawaiians. 

Contact: Bert Klunder, 934- 2598, dma@hawaii.edu 

WAIMEA BALLROOM DANCE 

Where: Waimea Elementary 

When: 7-8 p.m. July 2 

Details: Come join the fun, no partner necessary. NightClub 2-Step is a slow rhythm dance. Six weeks of lessons for $10; 7-8 p.m., followed by half hour practice mixer. Registration from 6:30 p.m. first two weeks only. Dues $10. Lance Oliver, instructor. 

Contact: Peter In, 885-4776, hipai@aol.com 

HAWAIIAN CULTURE 

Where: Mt. View Senior Center 

When: 6-8 p.m. July 5 

Details: Halau Mele Academy of Hawaiian Arts, Music and Dance classes in hula, chant, protocol and conversational Hawaiian Tuesday-Thursday, weekly; open to various ages. $10-$30 monthly. Visit www. halaumeleohawaii.com. 

Contact: 987-1866, halau@ halaumeleohawaii.com 

AMERICAN RED CROSS CAT & DOG FIRST AID 

Where: Hilo Red Cross Office 

When: 1-4 p.m. July 14 

Details: Learn basic information on how to recognize and care for emergencies and injuries in cats & dogs. This course will empower pet owners with the confidence and skills necessary to respond to emergencies involving cats and dogs by learning how to provide basic first aid skills, how to care for choking pets, rescue breathing and CPR; $70; register at www.redcross. org or call 1-800-733-2767. 

Contact: Maury, 739-8121, maury.agcaoili@redcross.org 

CENTER FOR AG SUCCESS 

Where: NHERC, Honokaa 

When: 5 p.m. July 27 

Details: Course supports diversified small farm success through the Hawaii Island Farmer’s Guide to Accessing Local Markets. Topics are marketing, accounting, business plan development, soils, pest control, fertilizers, compost production, crop rotation and irrigation. Friday/Saturday, July 27-Oct. 12. Call for info. 

Contact: Tony Kent, 934-2700, akent47@hawaii.edu 

PILATES MATWORK 2 

Where: UH-Hilo 

When: 4:30 p.m. Aug. 7 

Details: Two-week mixed level; Kea Kapahua teaches movement progressions beyond classical Pilates repertoire. $30. Call to register. 

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

INTRO TO ZUMBA 

Where: UH-Hilo 

When: 5:45 p.m. Aug. 7 

Details: Kea Kapahua creates a fun workout to Latin and international rhythms. $35. Call to register. 

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

AHA PUHALA O PUNA LAUHALA WEAVING 

Where: Hilo Hawaiian Hotel 

When: 9 a.m. Aug. 3 

Details: Club celebrates 20th anniversary Aug. 3-5; projects for all levels. Cost $125, with kits to be purchased from kumu. Register by June 30. 

Contact: 756-0093, ahapuhala@gmail.com 

ONGOING 

PERSONAL PATH TO PEACE 

Where: Honokaa Buddhist Temple Hall 

When: 4 p.m. Sundays 

Details: Members of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Order of Interbeing instruct on how “mindfulness” can be applied in daily life. Open to all faiths, non-believers included. Let peace begin with you. Fees. 

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

HOT HULA FITNESS 

Where: YWCA of HI Island 

When: times, dates vary 

Details: Hot Hula Fitness on Mondays, 4:45-5:45 p.m. and on Wednesdays, 5:45-6:45 p.m. $3; open to all. 

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

WADO KARATE TRAINING 

Where: Sangha Hall 

When: times, dates vary 

Details: Traditional Japanese Wado Karate training. Monday/Wednesday, 5-6 p.m. beginners, 6-7 p.m. advanced class; Thursday, 5-6:30 p.m., mixed. Visitors welcome. 

Contact: Craig, 987-1465 

WATER AEROBICS CLASSES 

Where: YWCA of HI Island 

When: under way 

Details: Classes Monday- Thursday, 8-9 a.m., 11 a.m.- noon. Sign up at www.ywcahawaiiisland.org. Call for details. 

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

BON DANCE PRACTICE 

Where: Hilo Meishoin Mission 

When: 7 p.m. Thursday 

Details: Tsukikage Odorikai practice open to public; free. Bring towel (tenugui) and fan (uchiwa). Regular practice on second and fourth Thursdays; plus Tuesdays, July 10, 17. Only one practice in August: Aug. 2. 

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

BON DANCE PRACTICE 

Where: Puna Hongwanji Mission 

When: 7 p.m. Mondays, through June, and July 2 

Details: Bring towel (tenugui) and fan (uchiwa). Free practice class open to public. 

Contact: punahongwanji@ hawaiiantel.net; 966-9981 

AIKIDO FOR ADULTS & TEENS 

Where: Aikido of Hilo 

When: times vary 

Details: Beginner’s class Monday through Friday, 6:30 p.m.; Sunday at 4:45 p.m., and Wednesday, 9 a.m. 

Contact: Barbara, 935-2454, AikidoOfHilo@hawaiiantel.net 

HOT HULA FITNESS 

Where: YWCA of HI Island 

When: Tuesdays, Thursdays 

Details: Noenoe Kekaualua teaches Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m., Thursdays 8-9 a.m. 

Contact: 935-7141, hsumiki@ ywcahawaiiisland.org 

ANCIENT HAWAIIAN HULA FOR TEACHERS 

Where: 96 Kekela St., Hilo 

When: 6 p.m. Fridays 

Details: Study hula kahiko, chant with Maile Yamanaka; help pass down traditions of Maiki Aiu Lake and Hoolu Cambra. By donation. 

Contact: Maile, 937-4249, maileyamanaka@gmail.com 

ZUMBA CARDIO & TONING 

Where: Christian Liberty School 

When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays 

Details: $4/class; $20 card, with sixth class free. Classes also Wednesdays, Fridays at HPP Activity Center. Call. 

Contact: Mary Jane Bowden, 937- 6371, mj_kreations@yahoo.com 

THE ART OF FENCING 

Where: Mountain View Gym 

When: 5-8 p.m. Thursdays 

Details: Hawaii Island Fencing Club teaches; newcomers and spectators welcome. 

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

BUDDHIST HEALING MEDITATION IN VOLCANO 

Where: VAC Niaulani Campus 

When: 4 p.m. Sundays 

Details: Train mind in inner causes of fulfillment; discover lasting source of happiness. Free. Call Patty at 985-7470. 

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

CHINESE HEALTH 

PRESERVATION SYSTEM 

Where: Liliuokalani Park 

When: 9:30 a.m. Saturdays 

Details: Yang Sheng movements from Yi Chuan. Teacher certified in China. $10. 

Contact: Andrew Plack, 935- 7207, andrew@arplack.com 

HAN SHI YI CHUAN 

Where: Ainaloa Longhouse 

When: 5 p.m. Sundays 

Details: Internal Kung Fu with teacher certified in China. 

Contact: Glenn Pasion, 989- 9635, ckthetruth@hotmail.com 

FLORAL ARRANGEMENT 

Where: E.H. Cultural Center 

When: 1-3 p.m., first Saturday 

Details: Open to public; free. Class on first Saturday of each month. Bring supplies. 

Contact: Tasha, 961-5711, info@ehcc.org 

QIGONG 

Where: VAC Niaulani Campus 

When: 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday 

Details: Qigong for beginners, Thursdays; intermediate classes on Wednesdays. 

Contact: Julie Callahan, 967- 8222, julile@volcanoartcenter. org; www.volcanoartcenter.org 

BEGINNING YOGA 

Where: Hilo Armory 

When: 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays 

Details: Catherine Southern teaches. Bring your own mat and towel. Six sessions: $18. 

Contact: Bert Mukai, 961-8706 

ZUMBA GOLD 

Where: Sangha Hall, Hilo 

When: 5-6 p.m. Tuesdays 

Details: Weekly; sponsored by Honpa Hongwanji Board of Buddhist Education. $5/$4 class for Hilo Betsuin members. 

Contact: BJ Soriano, 961-6677, bjsoriano@hilobetsuin.org 

BEGINNING YOGA 

Where: P&R Culture & Arts 

When: 5 p.m. Saturdays 

Details: Catherine Southern teaches. Bring your own mat and towel. Cost for five sessions is $15. Call to register. 

Contact: Bert Mukai, 961-8706 

YOGA WITH EMILY CATEY 

Where: VAC Niaulani Campus 

Details: Every Monday at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m., for beginning and intermediate students. $10/$5. 

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

ALOHA FRIDAYS 

Where: VAC Gallery, HVNP 

When: 11 a.m. Fridays 

Details: Free hands-on lesson is given in a cultural craft. 

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

RAJA YOGA CLASS SERIES 

Where: Polestar Gardens, Pahoa 

When: Call for details 

Details: Learn techniques for uplifting energy and creating clarity, peace and success. 

Contact: Bernadette Sabath, 430- 8009, infopolestar@gmail.com 

KENDO 

Where: Waiakea Rec Center 

When: 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 9-11 a.m. Saturdays 

Details: Ancient art, sport of Japanese fencing; samurai discipline associated with building character, endurance, self-composure, perseverence, respect for tradition. Open to all ages; $10/month. 

Contact: Charlie, 935-1831, kobukan.kendo@gmail.com 

DOG PSYCHOLOGY & SOCIALIZATION SUNDAYS 

Where: Liliuokalani Park 

When: 2-4 p.m. Sundays 

Details: East Hawaii Dog Psychology Center free classes for dogs with socialization and/or behavior problems. 

Contact: Carl Oguss, 933- 9763, easthawaiidogpsychologycenter@yahoo.com 

AARP DRIVERS’ 

SAFETY COURSES 

Where: Aging & Disability Resources, 1055 Kinoole St. 

When: 9 a.m. on last Saturday 

Details: Aimed at age 50-plus; open to all. $12/$14. Register. 

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

ZAZEN SITTING 

MEDITATION 

Where: Akiko’s Buddhist B&B 

When: Various times and days 

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 

CAPOEIRA 

Where: HI Community College 

When: 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday 

Details: Increase agility, strength, endurance with Afro-Brazilian martial art form; all ages. 

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

HBDA BALLROOM DANCING 

Where: Waiakea High cafeteria 

When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays 

Details: Learn merengue, tango and salsa. 

Contact: Tina, 935-4665, hbdaehi@gmail.com 

HOT HULA FITNESS 

Where: HI Community College 

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays 

Details: Full body workout targeting the abs, legs, and arms to reggae, hip-hop and drum beats. No dancing experience needed. Call for details. 

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

BEGINNING AIKIDO 

Where: Aikido of Hilo 

When: various times and days 

Details: Aikido classes for all ages; nonprofit organization; visit www.AikidoOfHilo.org. 

Contact: 935-2454, AikidoOfHilo@HawaiianTel.net 

INTERMEDIATE UKULELE 

Where: VAC Niaulani Campus 

When: 5-5:45 p.m. Tuesdays 

Details: For adults and children with prior knowledge of basic ukulele chords and strumming. Fine tune your playing; instructor Wes Awana. 

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

LIFE DRAWING 

Where: E.H. Cultural Center 

When: 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays 

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

Contact: EHCC, 935-9085, info@ehcc.org 

DANCE CLASSES 

Where: Hilo Elks Lodge 

When: 7 p.m. Tuesdays 

Details: Hilo Bay Dance Club; American-style tango, intermediate bolero, advanced foxtrot. Visit www.hilobaydanceclub.com. Register at 6:30 p.m. Novices welcome. 

Contact: Andrew, 345-0280, andrewbisset@hawaii.rr.com 

IRISH STEP DANCE 

Where: YWCA of HI Island 

When: 5:30 p.m. Thursdays 

Details: Sarah Nash teaches. Call for details. 

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

ZUMBA FITNESS 

Where: Keaau Eagles Clubhouse 

When: 6-7 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 

Details: Latin-inspired dance fitness; $5/class, $40 for 10. 

Contact: Linda Fanene, 990- 3835, onezumbalove@gmail.com 

ZUMBA GOLD CHAIR 

Where: YMCA, Hilo 

When: 11 a.m.-noon Mondays & Wednesdays 

Details: In a seated workout, improve range of motion, circulation, muscle strength. 

Contact: Harriet Rocha, 640- 3876, har_c1@yahoo.com, or YMCA, 935-3721 

ZUMBA GOLD TONING 

Where: YMCA, Hilo 

When: 6:30-7:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 

Details: For all fitness levels. 

Contact: Harriet Rocha, 640- 3876, har_c1@yahoo.com, or YMCA, 935-3721 

ZUMBA FITNESS 

Where: Mountain View Gym 

When: 9-10 a.m. Saturdays 

Details: Join Linda Fanene in Zumba Fitness. 

Contact: Fanene, 990-3835; Merle Gornick, recreation director, 968-2000 

INTERMEDIATE HULA 

Where: Halau ‘O Kawaila‘ahia, Fern Acres, Mountain View 

When: 2 p.m. Sundays (teens to adults) 

Details: Learn history and traditions of hula; $20/month for four classes. 

Contact: Ken, 968-8269 

TRADITIONAL WADO 

KARATE 

Where: Sangha Hall, Hilo 

When: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 

Details: Beginners meet 5-6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, advanced students, 6-7 p.m. Mixed class, 5-6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Visitors welcome. 

Contact: Craig, 987-1465, www.hawaiiwadokarate.com 

ART CLASSES for 

DISABLED ADULTS 

Where: Wailoa Center, Hilo 

When: 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays 

Details: Big Island Stroke Club drawing and painting classes for stroke survivors and disabled adults. Dennis Leatherman shows how to unlock your talents; $10/ month. Call American Heart Association at 961-2825. 

Contact: Shauna, AHA, 936- 6922, shauna.tuohy@heart.org 

AQUA ZUMBA 

Where: YWCA of HI Island 

When: 9-9:55 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 

Details: Classes by Haley Rosehill in solar-heated salt-water swimming pool. 

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

WATER AEROBICS 

Where: YWCA of HI Island 

When: 8-8:55 a.m. Monday- Saturday; 11-11:55 a.m. Monday-Friday; 5-5:55 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 

Details: Classes in solar-heated saltwater pool. 

Contact: 935-7141, ext. 211 

 

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