TODAY, Feb. 9
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
NARFE MONTHLY MEETING
Where: Kamana Senior Center, Hilo
When: 1 p.m. Feb. 9
Details: The National Association of Current and Retired Federal Employees will meet. Brown bag lunch at 12 p.m.
Contact: Bob Arthurs, 966 6141, bobarthurs@earthlink. net
MONDAY, Feb. 11
Where: 440 Kapiolani St., Hilo
When: 10 a.m. Feb. 11
Details: Committee updates, KWV Memorial status, member funeral and burial procedures, and distribution of 2013 Agenda - Revised.
Contact: Bob Karp, 981-2126
THURSDAY, Feb. 14
HILO GRANDMOTHERS CLUB
Where: Kay’s Family Restaurant, downtown
When: 5 p.m. Feb. 14
Details: Join the Grams for a Dutch Treat Dinner to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Grandma Nan will entertain us. Friends and all grandfathers are welcome.
Contact: jherrie Rubeyiat, 966-4868, email@example.com
HAWAII PHOTO SHOOTERS
Where: Hilo Lagoon Center, 101 Aupuni St. #145
When: 6 p.m. Feb. 14
Details: Digital Photo Club for beginners and mentors. Kevin Cornwell of Hilo Ocean Adventures will talk about underwater photography.
Contact: Susan Miyasaka, 808-969-8258, sc_miyasaka@ yahoo.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, bigislandchessclub@gmail. 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, hilobridgeclub@yahoo. 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, email@example.com
TEA FOR TUESDAYS
Where: VAC Niaulani Campus
When: 2 p.m. Tuesdays
Details: Join JoAnn Aguirre, tea educator and member of the Hawaii Tea Society, every Tuesday for an hour of tea talk focusing on the growing demand for Hawaii-grown tea. By donation. Visit www.teachingtea.com.
Contact: Julie Callahan, 967- 8222, julie@volcanoartcenter. org