TODAY, Feb. 2
HAWAIIAN QUILT CLUB
Where: Keaau Community Center, behind police station
When: 9 a.m. Feb. 2
Details: Club meets monthly. Veteran quilters are happy to help interested folks learn the basics of how to sew a Hawaiian pillow or quilt.
Contact: Merci, 959-7967
SUNDAY, Feb. 3
FREE TABLE TENNIS
Where: Boys and Girls Club of Hilo, 100 Kamakahonu St.
When: 1 p.m. Feb. 3
Details: Free table tennis competition. Challenge other Big Island players to a match.
Work your way up the island wide ladder. Refreshments. Meet the club members.
Contact: Karen Fujiyama, 217- 5161
MONDAY, Feb. 4
SENIORS OF PARADISE
Where: HPP Activity Center
When: 9:30 a.m. Feb. 4
Details: Valentine Theme; bring a signed valentine card. Business meeting, card exchange and potluck lunch. All seniors 55+ are invited; bring personal table service. Coffee, iced water will be provided.
Contact: Tesse Tinker, 982-7611
FRIDAY, Feb. 8
BIG ISLAND AQUARIUM SOCIETY
Where: UH-Hilo EK-127, 200 W. Kawili St.
When: 7 p.m. Feb. 8
Details: This meeting’s topics are: Oysters & Water Quality. The presentation is given by guest speaker Dr. Maria Haws of PACRC. Everyone welcome. Free.
Contact: Howard Takata, 935- 3010, Acipenser420@hotmail. com
FRIDAY NIGHT ‘MAGIC’
Where: Toys 4 U Store, Hilo
When: 5:30 p.m. Fridays
Details: Club-hosted weekly Magic: the Gathering card tournaments. All welcome, small fee covers prizes; casual play on the side. Formats: Standard, Draft, Commander.
Contact: Mark, 961-1795, toys4Uhilo@gmail.com
FREE CHESS FUN DAY
Where: Pahoa Neigh. Facility
When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Details: Big Island Chess Club hosts event every Saturday, except for holiday weekends. Free instruction for all ages.
Contact: Jim Lee, 982-9998, email@example.com
OCEAN VIEW BRIDGE
Where: Ocean View Club
When: 1 p.m. Sundays
Details: Food, friendship, duplicate bridge; help for new players. Call for a partner.
Contact: Susan Brown, 375- 6821, firstname.lastname@example.org
HILO BRIDGE CLUB
Where: Eagles Club in Keaau
When: 12:30 p.m. Sundays, 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays
Details: See previous listing.
Contact: Harry/Robin, 965-1391, email@example.com
SCRABBLE CLUB FRIDAYS AT PKP, HILO
Where: Prince Kuhio Mall food court, Hilo
When: 5:30 p.m. Fridays
Details: Everyone invited. Players at all levels.
Contact: Mark Pistolese, 965-6427
HILO TOASTMASTERS MEETS ON TUESDAYS
Where: Church of Holy Cross
When: 12:10-1:10 p.m. Tuesdays
Details: Enhance leadership potential, improve speaking skills. Guests welcome.
Contact: NJ Moses, 769-4076, firstname.lastname@example.org
HILO ORCHID SOCIETY: EXPLORE THE MAXILLARIA
Where: Kamana Senior Center, 127 Kamana St.
When: 12 p.m. Feb. 9
Details: This month only. Karen Muir, an American Orchid Society judge, Treasurer of Orchid Digest Magazine and popular lecturer from California, will show us examples of Maxillaria tenuifolia, the orchid that smells like coconut and talk about how to grow them.
Contact: Sheryl Rawson, (808) 333-1852, hiloorchidshow@ gmail.com
Where: Aunty Sally’s Hale, 799 Piilani St., Hilo
When: 5-10 p.m. Feb. 9
Details: Big Island Ballroom Dance Club Valentine Dance. Everyone invited, both couples and singles. To buy a ticket, call Carol at 969-6607. Tickets $15/$18 until Feb. 6. Thereafter, add $10.
Contact: Suzanne, 640-2340
ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR STATED MEETING
Where: Kilauea Masonic Lodge, 335 Wailuku Drive, Hilo
When: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18
Details: Hawaii Chapter No 1 meets on the third Monday of most months. All members and visiting members invited.
Contact: Jeanella Keopuhiwa, worthy matron, 967-7439, email@example.com
HILO PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB
Where: Kamana Senior Center
When: 7 p.m. Feb. 20
Details: Member Claudia Hagan-Centorame will show how to use Photoshop to improve images. Member’s Choice will be Noel Morata, who has new work to share. Members may submit iPhone images for the iPhone Photo Review in March, or email entries to firstname.lastname@example.org until March 10. There is no charge for first-time visitors and refreshments will be served.
Contact: Mary Goodrich, 985- 7487, email@example.com
WOMENS BOOK CLUB
Where: Hairy Monkey Bbooks, 92 Kalanianaole Ave.
When: 6 p.m. Feb. 21
Details: All women are welcome. Bring a book to share and discuss as well as something to drink, tea, juice, wine! If you have pupus to share that’s great, too! We meet every third Thursday of the month! 5:30 meet-and-greet!
Contact: Lawry, 808-969-2071, hairymonkeybooks@gmail. com