Clubs


 TODAY, Feb. 16 

4-H JUNIOR MASTER 

GARDENER 

Where: Boys & Girls Club of the Big Island, 100 Kamakahou St. 

When: 10 a.m. Feb. 16 

Details: Youth interested in gardening are invited to join our 4-H club. Come learn about plant development, soils, insects and plant diseases, and more. Also work towards becoming a certified Junior Master Gardener! 

Contact: Becky Settlage, 969- 8213, settlage@hawaii.edu 

MARINE CORPS LEAGUE MEETING 

Where: Banjy’s Paradise Bar & Grill, Waikoloa Village Golf Course 

When: 11:30 a.m. Feb. 16 

Details: The Camp Tarawa Detachment invites all Marines, Navy Corpsmen (active, reserve, retired) and their spouses to attend this monthly meeting. Share “sea stories” at this ‘no host’ lunch, followed by the business meeting at 1 p.m. Dress is resort casual. 

Contact: Jim Browne, 883- 0069 

AKAKA FALLS LIONS CLUB WINE TASTING 

Where: Hilo Hawaiian Hotel Moku O’la Room 

When: 6 p.m. Feb. 16 

Details: This fundraiser will help Akaka Falls Lions Club support more community projects. Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 at the door. Contact any Akaka Falls Lion for tickets. Wines provided by Lion Ryan Kadota and Grapes owner Randy Nunokawa. 

Contact: Glen Shigehara, 960- 8451, glenshigehara@yahoo. com 

SUNDAY, Feb. 17 

RHODODENDRON SOCIETY 

Where: Keaau Community Center, behind the Keaau Police station 

When: 12 p.m. Feb. 17 

Details: Potluck at 12 p.m., meeting at 1 p.m. Learn how to propagate and care for tropical Rhododendrons, subspecies Vireya in Hawaii. Free Vireya cuttings. 

Contact: Richard Rhodes, 443- 4560, ronnierichard@att.net 

MONDAY, Feb. 18 

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, jeanella@fernforest.net 

TUESDAY, Feb. 19 

BIG ISLAND WATER 

GARDEN CLUB 

Where: Keaau Community Center, behind the Police Station 

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 19 Details: Monthly club meeting. Guest speaker Kim Pinkerton will talk on water quality. Public is welcome. A mini auction concludes meeting. 

Contact: Bob Peck, President, 965-5375, 

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20 

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 ken@hawaiiphotoretreat.com until March 10. There is no charge for first-time visitors and refreshments will be served. 

Contact: Mary Goodrich, 985- 7487, mary@hawaiiphotoretreat.com 

THURSDAY, Feb. 21 

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

FRIDAY, Feb. 22 

UPW RETIREES MEETING 

Where: UPW Hall, 362 E. Lanikaula St. 

When: 9 a.m. Feb. 22 

Details: Quarterly meeting. Guest speaker Kat Revuelto, Hawaii Life Flight (air ambulance). Call by Feb. 15 for lunch. 

Contact: Shirley Ito, 935-7396, georgeito_12@msn.com 

ONGOING 

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, stbrown@hawaii.edu 

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, dntmoses@msn.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 

COMING 

BICC CHESS TOURNAMENT 

Where: Pahoa Neigh. Facility 

When: 9 a.m. Feb. 23 

Details: Cash and trophies be handing out for the best players on the advance, intermediate and beginner levels. 

Contact: Jim Lee, 8088956393, bigislandchessclub@gmail. com

HAWAIIAN QUILT CLUB 

Where: Keaau Community Center, behind police station 

When: 9 a.m. March 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 

 

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