TODAY, Feb. 16
4-H JUNIOR MASTER
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
TUESDAY, Feb. 19
BIG ISLAND WATER
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 email@example.com until March 10. There is no charge for first-time visitors and refreshments will be served.
Contact: Mary Goodrich, 985- 7487, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.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
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