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TODAY, April 14

Light bulb exchange

Where: Downtown KTA, 321 Keawe St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 14

Details: Connections elementary and middle school students are having a light bulb exchange. Bring your old incandescent light bulbs and exchange them for the new, eco-friendly, money-saving, CFL light bulbs. Free.

Contact: Laie Suganuma, 938-0139

THREE BAG RE-BAG

Where: KTA Waimea, 65-1158 Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea

When: 10 a.m. Saturday, April 14

Details: HELCO, KTA Super Stores, and KWXX are partnering to feature shopping bag exchanges, energy efficiency/conservation, and recycling. Exchange three plastic bags for a reusable bag, up to three reusable bags per person. Parker school also will exchange incandescent bulbs for CFLs.

Contact: Kenyan Beals, 969-0137, kenyan.beals@helcohi.com

SUNDAY, April 15

Portuguese Day

Where: Gilbert Carvalho Park, 890 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Sunday, April 15

Details: Come early to buy malasadas, Portuguese picked onions, Portuguese sausage, and Portuguese sweet bread. Visit the genealogy booth. County Band concert at 11 a.m. Portuguese bean soup and bread made in stone oven served at 12 p.m.

Contact: Margo Aguiar, 557-8149, puuhina@hawaiiantel.net

MONDAY, April 16

KEAUHOU BIRD CENTER TOUR

Where: Keauhou Bird Conservation Center, Pii Mauna Drive, Volcano

When: 9: a.m. Monday, April 16

Details: Special tour of this rare bird facility (not open to the general public). See and learn about native birds, including the alala, palila, Maui parrotbill, puaiohi. Cost is $20 members, $30 non-members, students half-price. Visit www.fhvnp.org.

Contact: Friends of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, 985-7373, institute@fhvnp.org

WEDNESDAY, April 18

GLASS-BLOWING DEMONSTRATION

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Volcano

When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, April 18-20

Details: Come witness the amazing glass process of “lampworking” or “torch work” with Jessica Landau. Landau will be on hand explaining her process and creating her whimsical designs. Free; park entrance fees apply. For more information, call 967-7565 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

Contact: Emily Catey, 808-967-8222, gallery@volcanoartcenter.org

THURSDAY, April 19

GLASS-BLOWING DEMONSTRATION

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Volcano

When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdayy-Friday, April 19-20

Details: See Wednesday’s listing for details. Contact: Emily Catey, 808-967-8222, gallery@volcanoartcenter.org

Beachcomb Treasures: Portals To The Past

Where: Mokupapapa Discovery Center, 308 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Thursday, April 19

Details: Dr. S. Deacon Ritterbush, aka “Dr. Beachcomb‚” one of the world’s leading beachcomb experts, will speak. Topics Include: Beach tracking, combing tips and techniques, ocean sustainability issues, sea glass sources sources, shipwreck treasure, shells and marine fossils.

Contact: Nakoa Goo, 933-8184

FRIDAY, April 20

GLASS-BLOWING DEMONSTRATION

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Volcano

When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, April 20

Details: See Wednesday’s listing for details. Contact: Emily Catey, 808-967-8222, gallery@volcanoartcenter.org

“I KA HULA”: A HULA DRAMA Where: William Charles Lunalilo Center, Kamehameha Schools Keaau Campus, 16-714 Volcano Road

When: 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 20

Details: The high school students of Ke Kula O Nawahi‘okalaniopu‘u will be showcasing this original hula drama. A historical journey through the ancient and modern nuances of the art of hula, this hula drama will take the audience on a huakai journey through life lessons revealed by timeless stories. Presale tickets are $5, $8 at the door.

Contact: Megan Aiona, 982-4260, mhmaiona@gmail.com

 

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