TODAY, August 4
WALKING IN THE WILD MEDITATION
Where: ‘Iole, the Historic Bond Homestead, Kapaau
When: 8:30-10 a.m. Aug. 4
Details: First Saturday of each month. A few minutes of silent meditation, followed by brief intro to mindfulness and silent walking meditation. Different easy route each month. Concludes with a few minutes of silence, refreshments. Bring hat, hiking shoes, sunscreen, water, a towel or cushion, raingear, mosquito repellent. Suggested donation: $10-$15.
Contact: 889-5151, firstname.lastname@example.org
THURSDAY, August 9
BEACH WHEELCHAIR ACCESS
Where: Richardson Ocean Park, Hilo
When: 10 a.m. Aug. 9
Details: Thursdays 10 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. through Sept. 27. Mobi mats provide wheelchair access along the sand. Beach wheelchair, handheld shower and flotation equipment is available. Participants must bring their own support; access is a rugged route around the left side of the building. Free.
Contact: Alisa Mitchener, recreation specialist, 961-8681, email@example.com
GARDEN AS TEACHER
Where: Lyman Museum, Hilo
When: 8:30 a.m. Aug. 11
Details: Get results of Hawaii County food self-sufficiency study, hear from Liliuokalani Gardens landscape architect, participate in a tea ceremony in the garden’s Urasenke Tea House and more. $75/$65. Call for reservations.
Contact: 935-5021, info@ lymanmuseum.org
RAIN FOREST RUNS
Where: Cooper Center
When: 6:30 a.m. Aug. 18
Details: Volcano Art Center Rain Forest Runs. This family event presents a half marathon, 10K run and 5k walk in Volcano Village; open to runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. $35-75 registration; sponsored in part by Hawaii Tourism Authority and county Department of Research and Development.
Contact: Sharron, 967-8240; www.rainforestruns.com