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Arts & Exhibits

TODAY, Nov. 18

NATIONAL COMIC BOOK STORE DAY

Where: Enjoy Comics, 45 Pohaku St., Suite 201, Hilo

When: 10 a.m. today

Details: Huge sales and raffles, with all kinds of specialty items found nowhere else.

Contact: Enjoy Comics, 933-3534, enjoycomicshilo@gmail.com

TUESDAY, Nov. 21

LIFE DRAWING

Where: Kukuau Studio, 43 Kukuau St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: The Hilo Artists Hui has moved to a new location for this weekly event. Working with a live model is a great way to sharpen your drawing skills. Cost is $10 per session. Bring your own drawing supplies, including a drawing board or easel. If younger than 18 years old, you must have parental permission to attend.

Contact: Robert Weiss, 557-0097, scrimdog@gmail.com

FRIDAY, Nov. 24

31ST ANNUAL VOLCANO VILLAGE ART STUDIO TOUR AND SALE

Where: Volcano Village

When: 10 a.m. Friday through Nov. 26

Details: Presented by the Volcano Village Artists Hui. Visitors are invited to meet the artists in their studios and see and purchase artwork in a wide variety of media, including pottery, raku masks, hand-blown art glass, wood and metal sculpture, hand-tooled metal and fiber art, as well as photographs, paintings, drawings and block prints. A special drawing for pieces contributed by the artists is planned for the last day of the event. Maps to the six studios will be available at businesses in Volcano Village, as well as at www.VolcanoVillageArtistsHui.com.

Contact: Emily Herb, 987-3472, eherb@hawaii.rr.com

HAWAII HANDWEAVERS HUI DEMONSTRATION AND SALE

Where: Volcano Garden Arts, 19-3834 Old Volcano Road, Volcano

When: 10 a.m. Friday through Nov. 26

Details: Demos of spinning, weaving and other fiber arts. Beautiful handwoven items also will be for sale. Stop by and try out hand weaving on a loom or spinning on a wheel.

Contact: Shannon Mathers, 937-6301, hhhbigisland@gmail.com

COMING

EHCC CLAY EXHIBIT, MARKET, 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Where: East Hawaii Cultural Center, 141 Kalakaua St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Dec. 1

Details: All are welcome to this inaugural event. Enjoy art, food, entertainment and more.

Contact: Monique, 961-5711, admin@ehcc.org

11TH ANNUAL PARADISE STUDIO TOUR

Where: Various studios in Hawaiian Paradise Park

When: 10 a.m. Dec. 2-3

Details: Free. Public invited to visit seven home studios of 25 artists who will show works of oil painting, watercolors, collage, pastels, acrylic, cement, wood sculpture, jewelry making, pottery, ceramics, silk painting, fashion art, gourd crafting, photography and more. Free featured demos. For brochure and map, visit www.paradisestudiotour.com or call 982-5150.

Contact: Margaret Stanton, 966-5053, peggystanton007@yahoo.com

Classes

TODAY, Nov. 18

INSTANT DRAWING

Where: Ben Franklin, 333 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: Noon on Saturdays

Details: Learn to draw everything from plants to animals to people. For ages 10 and older. Cost is $17.50 for each two-hour class. Supply list given during the first class. You also can bring your own pencils, paper and drawing board.

Contact: Joy, 935-0005, tinacintron.art@gmail.com

SUNDAY, Nov. 19

SUNDAY CLAY — HIGH FIRE! POTTERY CLASSES

Where: Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Road, Volcano

When: 11:30 a.m. or 2:45 p.m. Sundays

Details: Nine-week workshop. Cost for either session is $200; $185 for VAC members plus a $15 materials fee for 6 pounds of clay, including glazes and firing. Additional clay will be available for purchase. Get an introduction to working with and firing midrange stoneware. Open studio time will be available to registered students from 2-5 p.m. Wednesdays; cost is $10 per day, with tickets available at the administration office front desk during business hours. Must be registered for a ceramics class to participate. Call or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org to register.

Contact: Alyssa Johnasen, 967-8222, workshops@volcanoartcenter.org

WRITERS WORKSHOP

Where: UH-Hilo, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Sundays

Details: Whether you’re a seasoned writer or just starting out, one of your most useful resources is a workshop. With this workshop, you’ll not only have useful feedback from other writers, you’ll also benefit from weekly discussions about the most important concepts of writing with the group’s facilitator. Writers can explore any creative medium they want in a friendly, supportive environment. Cost for the full 10 weeks is $90, payable at the start of the session.

Contact: Adam Sydney, 818-216-8664, asydney@gmail.com

MONDAY, Nov. 20

ZUMBA GOLD WITH TONING

Where: YMCA, 300 W. Lanikaula St., Hilo

When: 6:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays

Details: Low-impact workout, suitable for all levels. Get fit, get toned, get inspired.

Contact: Harriet Rocha, 959-6405

INTERNET AND EMAIL FOR SENIORS 50+

Where: SeniorNet, UH-Hilo, Portable Building 7, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Monday and Wednesday

Details: Learn the basics of how to stay safe while surfing the internet and how to email, forward, and copy each other. Cost is $42 plus $44 SeniorNet annual membership fee.

Contact: June Knell, 932-7928, cyberlu@gmail.com

SELF-DEFENSE FITNESS CLASS

Where: Kohala Village Hub, 55-514 Hawi Road, Hawi

When: 9:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays

Details: Geared toward street-oriented self-defense and rooted in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Students will learn stance, footwork, striking techniques, defense and much more. For class schedule, visit www.kohalavillagehub.com.

Contact: Kohala Village Hub, 889-0404, info@kohalavillagehub.com

ZUMBA GOLD CHAIR

Where: YMCA, 300 W. Lanikaula St., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Details: Seated Zumba workout. Strengthen your core, increase your range of motion and stamina with this low-impact fitness class that offers the same benefits of Zumba Gold. All welcome.

Contact: Harriet Rocha, 640-3876

PAINTING WITH PEGGY

Where: Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Road, Volcano

When: Noon on Monday

Details: Margaret “Peggy” Stanton leads an ongoing series of acrylic painting workshops for artists of all levels. Learn to approach the painting process with a new awareness and understanding of color dynamics and composition. Artists create a painting on canvas using a more immediate and intuitive process. Stanton also offers individual instruction for artists during each session. Cost for each session is $20 or $15 for VAC members. Student supply list available online or by calling VAC. Students bring their own supplies and easels, and are encouraged to bring a piece to show the group.

Contact: Alyssa Johnasen, 967-8222, workshops@volcanoartcenter.org

TRADITIONAL WADO KARATE TRAINING

Where: Sangha Hall, 424 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays

Details: Beginners class, 5-6 p.m.; advanced class, 6-7 p.m. Visitors welcome to observe and participate.

Contact: Craig, 987-1465

AERIAL CLASSES

Where: Pacific Gymnastics 215B Railroad Ave., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Mondays, 5 p.m. Wednesdays

Details: This open-level class will work on strength, flexibility and technique. Students will learn skills on different apparatuses including silks, hammock, straps and hoop. Preregistration required; visit www.bellaotoole.com.

Contact: Bella, 938-8002, mirabiliaaerialco@gmail.com

AIKIDO FOR ADULTS, BEGINNERS

Where: Aikido of Hilo, 29 Shipman St., No. 203, Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 9 a.m. Wednesdays; 4:45 p.m. Sundays

Details: Learn aikido to exercise your mind, body and spirit; stretch, strengthen and protect yourself without harming others. Monthly fee is $60 for individuals, $90 for families. To register or for more information, visit AikidoOfHilo.org or stop by the dojo.

Contact: Barbara Klein, 935-2454, AikidoOfHilo@gmail.com

ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSES

Where: UH-Hilo, K107, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Mondays through Nov. 27

Details: Free. Learn English, practice conversation, make friends and have fun. Two levels offered: Beginning and intermediate.

Contact: Bela Conley-Ramsay, 932-7243, bela@hawaii.edu

BEGINNING CHARLESTON DANCE

Where: Aloha Wellness Center, 239 Haili St., Hilo

When: 8 p.m. Mondays

Details: Charleston is an integral part of swing and can add variety and interest to your dance. New dancers and those who want to expand their swing repertoires are welcome. No partner necessary. Six-week session for $35; discounts for multiple classes or if you bring a new student; $10 drop-ins.

Contact: Andrea Gill, 959-8216, hoaloha@hawaiiantel.net

BEGINNING SWING DANCE

Where: Aloha Wellness Center, 239 Haili St., Hilo

When: 8 p.m. Mondays

Details: Experience Lindy hop, the original form of swing dance and an outrageously popular American dance from the Big Band era. Beginners welcome. Get personalized instruction in small classes, benefitting from guidance from more experienced Lindy-hoppers. Six weeks; cost is $35 or only $20 if you bring a new student. Drop-ins $10. No experience or partner necessary.

Contact: Andrea Gill, 959-8216, hilohepcats@gmail.com

TUESDAY, Nov. 21

WRITERS WORKSHOP

Where: Hawaiian Shores Community Center, 15-859 Kahakai Blvd., Pahoa

When: 12:30 p.m. (seasoned writers) and 4 p.m. (entry level) Tuesdays

Details: We write, read and get constructive feedback to become a more effective writer. We have a good core ongoing group for seasoned writers and an entry group for those who need to brush up. Sessions are 10 weeks. Cost is $90.

Contact: Dawn Hurwitz, 936-3046, dawnhurwitz@mac.com

ZUMBA FITNESS

Where: Church of the Holy Apostles, 1407 Kapiolani St., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: Free. Feel stronger, younger and healthier. Safe, easy-to-follow cardio dancing to Latin-inspired and contemporary hits.

Contact: Dee Torres, 938-9101, dtorres@hawaiiantel.net

HAVE FUN WITH WATERCOLOR

Where: Ben Franklin, 333 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: Experimental and traditional techniques to bring the fun of watercolor to your eyes and hands. No previous experience necessary. Supply list given during the first class. For ages 11 and older. Cost is $17.50 per two-hour class.

Contact: Joy, 935-0005, tinacintron.art@gmail.com

BLUES DANCE FUNDAMENTALS

Where: Aloha Wellness Center, 239 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: Explore the variety of styles and expressions of this unique American partner dance. Learn basics such as shifting your partner’s weight, body isolations and ways to move across the floor. No partner or experience required; beginners welcome. Six weeks; cost is $35 or only $20 if you bring a new student. Drop-ins $10.

Contact: Andrea Gill, 959-8216, hilohepcats@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15

WRITER’S GUILD: A FREE GROUP TO SUPPORT WRITERS

Where: Thelma Parker Public Library, 67-1209 Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea

When: 10 a.m. Wednesdays

Details: This nonprofit group supporting writers on the Big Island will meet weekly through June and July. Drop in with your ideas or pieces on which you are currently working. Group topics vary according to pieces being discussed.

Contact: Susan Collins, 887-6076, susan.collins@librarieshawaii.org

HAWAII BALLROOM DANCE ASSOCIATION EAST HAWAII CHAPTER CHA-CHA AND TANGO CLASSES

Where: Waiakea High School, Portable Classroom No. 22, 155 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Wednesdays

Details: Open to beginners as well as experienced dancers. Cost is $35 for the eight weeks, plus $20 chapter membership. First-year membership fee waived for those who are cardholding members of the Hawaii Medical Service Association. Registration starts at 6:30 p.m.

Contact: Owen Nishioka, 935-8974, ehchbda@gmail.com

FRIDAY, Nov. 24

UNDERSTANDING HAWAIIAN MUSIC

Where: TBA to participants

When: 12:30 p.m. Fridays

Details: For those interested in understanding the words and appreciating the themes of popular Hawaiian songs. A native speaker will teach. No previous knowledge of Hawaiian language necessary. Call if you are interested and for details.

Contact: Laura L. Williams-May, 805-545-0642, laurainslo@gmail.com

WEST AFRICAN DANCE

Where: YWCA, 145 Ululani St., Hilo

When: 6:45 p.m. Fridays

Details: Have fun and sweat while learning West African dance. Taught by Michal Anna Carrillo of Lavaroots Dance Company in Hawi. All levels and drop-ins welcome. Live drumming. Cost is $15.

Contact: Michal Anna Carrillo, 987-4243, lavaroots@gmail.com

FOCUS ON BALBOA DANCE: FINDING FLOW

Where: 126 Kanoelani St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Friday; noon Nov. 25

Details: Learn a unique swing dance style that originated in Southern California. Explore the fundamentals of balboa for beginners while offering advanced concepts for experienced balboa dancers. Cost for the Nov. 24 class is $25 if paid by Nov. 21, $30 at the door. Three classes Nov. 25; cost for each class is $15 if paid by Nov. 21, $20 at the door. No partner necessary. Sponsored by the Hilo Hep Cats. Full class and registration details at www.hilohepcats.org.

Contact: Andrea Gill, 959-8216, hilohepcats@gmail.com

COMING

ECKANKAR COMMUNITY HU CHANT

Where: Aloha Wellness Center, 239 Haili St., Hilo

When: Noon on Nov. 25

Details: Hu is a carrier of love between you and God. Anyone can work with the Hu regardless of age, background or religion. It opens your awareness to new viewpoints and attitudes. Fourth Saturday of each month.

Contact: Evangeline, 498-4455, 333evangeline@gmail.com

CHRISTMAS PAROL WORKSHOP WITH LITO ASUNCION

Where: Lyman Museum, 276 Haili St., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Nov. 25

Details: Cost is $15 or $10 for museum members. All supplies provided. Deadline to register is Nov. 22.

Contact: Lyman Museum, 935-5021, www.lymanmuseum.org

BON DANCE CLASESS

Where: Hakalau Jodo Mission, 29-2289 Hanamalo Loop, Hakalau

When: 6 p.m. Nov. 28

Details: Every second and fourth Tuesday. Exercise and have fun. Learn traditional dances as well as contemporary upbeat dances that can be performed at every bon dance. Also learn the history and background of the dances. Donation of $5 appreciated.

Contact: Akiko Masuda, 963-6422, msakiko@hawaii.rr.com

SECOND ANNUAL SPECIALTY FARMER BUSINESS TRAINING WORKSHOP

Where: Hilo Yacht Club, 77 Laehala St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Dec. 1

Details: Landowners growing or wanting to grow Christmas trees and other specialty crops are invited to attend. Part of the ongoing Aina Mauna Christmas Tree Demonstration Project. Free.

Contact: HFIA, 933-9411, hfia@hawaiiforest.org

TANGLED TIDINGS ZENTANGLE CLASS

Where: One Gallery, 186 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Dec. 3

Details: Practice the Zentangle method of pattern making with a certified instructor to create holiday gift tags, ornaments and a decorated fabric gift bag. All materials and light refreshments included. Limited to 10 participants. No experience necessary. Register online at www.sarakrosch.com/zentangle/.

Contact: Sara Krosch, 520-389-0620, sarakrosch@gmail.com

CRAFTERNOON — BRAIDED RIBBON WREATH CARD

Where: The Cooper Center, 19-4030 Wright Road, Volcano

When: 1 p.m. Dec. 10

Details: All materials included and light refreshments. Open to 10 participants ages 12 and older (children must be accompanied by adult). Must preregister online at www.makerfair.org/participate/crafternoons.

Contact: Sara Krosch, 520-389-0620, contactmakerfair@gmail.com

CITIZENS’ CLIMATE LOBBY HAWAII ISLAND MEETING

Where: First floor, UCB 112, UH-Hilo, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Dec. 21

Details: This nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization is focused on national policies to address climate change. CCL Hawaii Island is one of hundreds of local chapters found around the world working toward this central mission.

Contact: Zoe Whitney, 280-5882, hawaiiisland@citizensclimatelobby.org

Clubs

TODAY, Nov. 18

MONTHLY MEETING FOR CITIZENS’ CLIMATE LOBBY HAWAII ISLAND CHAPTER

Where: UH-Hilo, UCB 112, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. today

Details: Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. Everyone invited to attend.

Contact: Zoe Whitney, 280-5882, hawaiiisland@citizensclimatelobby.org

NATIONAL ACTIVE AND RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES MONTHLY MEETING

Where: Kamana Senior Center, 127 Kamana St., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. today

Details: NARFE meets the third Saturday of each month for the purpose of protecting our earned benefits. Bring a brown bag lunch at noon and enjoy fellowship before the meeting. We will be electing chapter officers for the coming year and reviewing the impact of NARFE being a one-member, one-vote organization.

Contact: Bob Arthurs, 990-4840, bobarthurs@me.com

ORCHIDLAND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION SEMIANNUAL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Where: Eagles Lodge, 16-111 Opukahaia St., Keaau

When: 1 p.m. today

Details: Lot owners and other interested people are encouraged to attend. There will be the second reading and voting on proposed amendments to the OLCA bylaws.

Contact: Barbara Arthurs, 808.966.6141, babsarthurs@gmail.com

SUNDAY, Nov. 19

HILO BRIDGE CLUB

Where: Eagles Club, 16-111 Opukahaia St., Keaau

When: 12:30 p.m. Sundays; 11 a.m. Wednesdays

Details: Looking for social bridge players to join us in duplicate bridge. Cost is $5.

Contact: Harry Messenheimer, 965-1391

TUESDAY, Nov. 21

HILO SUNRISE CHAPTER — BNI NETWORKING MEETING

Where: Hilo Woman’s Club, 7 Lele St., Hilo

When: 7 a.m. Tuesdays

Details: For local business professionals who value word-of-mouth marketing and are seeking to network, refer business to each other and build a better business community.

Contact: Sharla Sare, 430-1787

BIG ISLAND WATER GARDEN CLUB

Where: Keaau Community Center, 16-192 Pili Mua St., Keaau

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Monthly meeting with guest speaker Elizabeth Green, who will discuss native forest and community conservation. Public welcome. A mini auction concludes agenda.

Contact: Karen, secretary, 935-5357, stephen@backyardeden.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 22

QUILTING AND KNITTING IN HONOKAA

Where: North Hawaii Education and Research Center, 45-539 Plumeria St., Honokaa

When: 9 a.m. Wednesdays

Details: People of any skill level, including beginners, are welcome to attend.

Contact: June, 962-0515, greenfeljoo1@hawaii.rr.com

COMING

SIERRA CLUB

Where: Keaau Community Center, 16-192 Pili Mua St., Keaau

When: 5:30 p.m. Nov. 29

Details: Talk story during our monthly meeting about environmental issues near and far. Potluck before meeting. Support zero waste by bringing your own plate, cup, etc., if can. At 6 p.m., County Council member Eileen O’Hara will speak to the club’s Conservation Committee about the county’s efforts and plans in regard to solid waste, composting and recycling. Public invited.

Contact: Cory, 959-7747, 333cory@gmail.com; Mary M. Porter, 982-9100, islandeyesvideo@yahoo.com

BIG ISLAND BALLROOM DANCE ASSOCIATION CHRISTMAS DANCE AND DINNER

Where: Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale, 799 Piilani St., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Dec. 2

Details: Couples and singles welcome. Ballroom and Latin music will be played throughout the evening for those wanting to dance. For those who have never tried ballroom or Latin dancing, this is a great opportunity to see the various dances. Tickets are $18 for members, $23 for guests until Nov. 29. Ticket prices are $28 at the door.

Contact: Hiroko, 935-5111; Judy, 935-1433

Health

TODAY, Nov. 18

OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP

Where: Hilo Medical Center Cafeteria, 1190 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 11:30 a.m. today

Details: Meet new friends, share experiences and provide mutual support in a friendly and safe environment. Meets the third Saturday of each month. Open to all ostomates, pre-ostomy patients, caregivers, interested medical professionals and the public.

Contact: Sandy Wright, 339-7640, OstomyGroup@yahoo.com

DEMENTIA SERIES

Where: Aging and Disbaility Resource Center, 1055 Kinoole St., No. 101, Hilo

When: 1 p.m. today

Details: Alzheimer’s Association presents “Communication and Behaviors in Dementia” at 1 p.m., “I’m Not Fictional” (movie) at 3 p.m. and “Living With Forgetfulness — Part Three” at 5 p.m. Limited seating. Call or email for reservations.

Contact: Chris Ridley, 443-7360, ridley0428@gmail.com

MONDAY, Nov. 20

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS 12-STEP MEETINGS

Where: Serenity House, 15-2579 Pahoa-Keaau Road, Pahoa

When: Noon on Mondays

Details: If willpower is not working, turn to Overeaters Anonymous. This is not a diet or calories club. No dues or fees. Newcomers are welcome.

Contact: 345-2753, viviansuet@hotmail.com

ZUMBA

Where: Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi, 326 Desha Ave., Keaukaha

When: 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays

Details: Fun, upbeat and sure to be a good workout. All are welcome. Free and open to the public. Visit HMONO.org/events for all class dates and times.

Contact: Pua, 969-9220, contact@hmono.org

TUESDAY, Nov. 21

BASIC STRETCH AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISE CLASS

Where: Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi, Hilo Office, 1438 Kilauea Ave.

When: 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays (check for Thursday availability because of holiday)

Details: Basic stretches and muscular endurance exercises that will help improve your flexibility and strength. Designed for all ages; geared toward those needing to maintain or increase mobility, and those wanting a gentle stretch. Free.

Contact: Kalani Lawson, 969-9220, kalani@hmono.org

THERAPEUTIC BASIC FLOW (YOGA) CLASSES

Where: Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi, Hilo Office, 1438 Kilauea Ave.

When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays (check for Thursday availability because of holiday)

Details: Classes are free. Register today.

Contact: Kalani Lawson, 969-9220, kalani@hmono.org

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS 12-STEP MEETINGS

Where: Church of the Holy Apostles, 1407 Kapiolani St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: It is not a diet club, but a fellowship of people recovering from compulsive overeating. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. No dues, fees or weigh-ins.

Contact: OA contact, 345-2753

YOGA

Where: Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi, 326 Desha Ave., Keaukaha

When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays (check for Thursday availability because of holiday)

Details: Beginners and experienced welcome. Designed for all ages. Get active, increase flexibility and improve your overall health. Free and open to the public. Visit HMONO.org/events for all class dates and times.

Contact: Pua, 969-9220, contact@hmono.org

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 22

PARKINSON’S EXERCISE GROUP

Where: YMCA Hilo, 300 W Lanikaula St., Hilo

When: 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays

Details: Great fun and excellent health benefits from exercise. Stand or sit in your chair. Caregivers can attend with no charge.

Contact: Fran Calvert, 982-7511, fcalvert@hawaiiantel.net

FRIDAY, Nov. 24

SQUARE DANCING FOR HEALTH AND FITNESS

Where: Clem Akina Park, 159 Wainaku St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Fridays

Details: Meet new people for fun, fellowship and friendship put to music. Led by Bill Yoeman, ACA certified square dance caller and instructor.

Contact: Bill Yoeman, 968-6091

COMING

BLUE ZONES PROJECT — FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN HILO

Where: Edith Kanaka‘ole Multi-purpose Stadium, 350 Kalanikoa St., Hilo

When: 10:30 a.m. Dec. 12

Details: Contribute your time and efforts to benefit Hawaii Island kupuna and families in need. Volunteer activities will include sorting, bagging and distributing bags of food. RSVP at info.bluezonesproject.com/eh/volunteer.

Contact: Jade Iokepa, 756-5772, Jade.Iokepa@sharecare.com

BLUE ZONES PROJECT — FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN PAHOA

Where: Pahoa Senior Center, 15-3016 Kauhale St., Pahoa

When: 1 p.m. Dec. 12

Details: Contribute your time and efforts to benefit Hawaii Island kupuna and families in need. Volunteer activities will include sorting, bagging and distributing bags of food. RSVP at info.bluezonesproject.com/eh/volunteer.

Contact: Jade Iokepa, 756-5772, Jade.Iokepa@sharecare.com

BLUE ZONES PROJECT — GROCERY TOUR AT KTA WAIKOLOA

Where: KTA Waikoloa, 68-3916 Paniolo Ave., Waikoloa Village

When: 5 p.m. Dec. 12

Details: Health coaches will highlight fresh and convenient plant slant options and identify foods with hidden sugars and other harmful ingredients. Free. RSVP to the email below.

Contact: Sue Dela Cruz, 824-3591, bzp.northhawaii@gmail.com

BLUE ZONES PROJECT — FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN PEPEEKEO

Where: Pepeekeo Community Center, 28-1084 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Pepeekeo

When: 10:15 a.m. Dec. 14

Details: Contribute your time and efforts to benefit Hawaii Island kupuna and families in need. Volunteer activities will include sorting, bagging and distributing bags of food. RSVP at info.bluezonesproject.com/eh/volunteer.

Contact: Jade Iokepa, 756-5772, Jade.Iokepa@sharecare.com

BLUE ZONES PROJECT — FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN KEAAU

Where: Puna Hongwanji, 16-492 Old Volcano Road, Keaau

When: 10 a.m. Dec. 20

Details: Contribute your time and efforts to benefit Hawaii Island kupuna and families in need. Volunteer activities will include sorting, bagging and distributing bags of food. RSVP at info.bluezonesproject.com/eh/volunteer.

Contact: Jade Iokepa, 756-5772, Jade.Iokepa@sharecare.com

Just for Keiki

MONDAY, Nov. 20

FAMILY YOGA

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 3 p.m. Mondays

Details: Forty-five minutes of family fun yoga with Auntie Cat. Kids are free; adults $5.

Contact: Yoga Centered, 934-7233, frontdesk@yogacentered.com

TUESDAY, Nov. 21

AIKIDO FOR KIDS

Where: Aikido of Hilo, 29 Shipman St., No. 203, Hilo

When: 4:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays (grades 3-6); 4:45 p.m. Thursdays (grades 1-2 and teens)

Details: Kids learn stretching, strengthening, self-discipline and cooperation as well as protective skills in a positive setting. Monthly rate $60 for individuals; $45 for college students; $90 for families.

Contact: Barbara Klein, 935-2454, AikidoOfHilo@gmail.com

COMING

HILO ELKS WORLD OF MAGIC

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Dec. 3

Details: Featuring Puna Taiko’s youth performance group and magician The Great Barusky, with special appearance from Santa. Free; donations welcome.

Contact: Lily Chan-Harris, 982-9382, hiloelks@gmail.com

PIIHONUA GYM 2017 WINTER INTERSESSION

Where: Piihonua Gym, 850 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: Registration open now; intersession dates are Dec. 26-Jan. 5

Details: For children in grades 1-6. Registration accepted 1-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Cost is $45. Program consists of a spectrum of arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor games, sporting games, physical fitness, music, dance, nature exploration, swimming and excursions. Call for more information.

Contact: Charles Hanohano, 961-8737, Royden.Chow@hawaiicounty.gov

WAIAKEA UKA GYM 2017 WINTER INTERSESSION

Where: Waiakea Uka Gym, 1200 Ainaola Drive, Hilo

When: Registration open now; intersession dates are Dec. 26-Jan. 5

Details: For children in grades 1-6. Registration will be accepted 1-3 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Cost is $45. Program consists of a spectrum of arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor games, sporting games, physical fitness, music, dance, nature exploration, swimming and excursions. Call for more information.

Contact: Mark Osorio, 959-9474, Royden.Chow@hawawaiicounty.gov

WAINAKU GYM 2017 WINTER INTERSESSION

Where: Wainaku Gym, 30 Aikanie Loop Road, Hilo

When: Registration open now; intersession dates are Dec. 26-Jan. 5

Details: For children in grades 1-6. Registration accepted 1-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Cost is $45. Program consists of a spectrum of arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor games, sporting games, physical fitness, music, dance, nature exploration, swimming and excursions. Call for more information.

Contact: Scott Oune, 961-8738, Royden.Chow@hawaiicounty.gov

Outdoors

TODAY, Nov. 18

VOLUNTEER CLEANUP DAY

Where: Lili‘uokalani Gardens, Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 8 a.m. today

Details: Help clean the pond edge on the Lihiwai Street side of the red bridge and plant ground cover in the shaded southern corner of the gardens at the new stone setting. Wear gardening clothes and closed-toe shoes.

Contact: Alton Okinaka, 383-4917, alton@hawaii.edu

STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 8:45 a.m. today and Nov. 25

Details: Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive, non-native plant species that prevent native plants from growing in the park. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and long pants. Bring a hat, rain gear, day pack, snacks and water. Gloves and tools are provided. No advance registration required; no cost to participate, but park entrance fees apply. Meet project leaders Paul and Jane Field at Kilauea Visitor Center.

Contact: Park information, 985-6011, havo_interpretation@nps.gov

THANKSGIVING HORSESHOE FUN DAY

Where: Onekahakaha Horseshoe Courts, 74 Onekahakaha Road, Hilo

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Horseshoe pitchers and newcomers welcome. Prizes are turkeys and holiday fixings. Entry fee is $10, which includes lunch.

Contact: Carol Costa or Bill Kaiwa, 864-7724 or 223-9090, carolcosta@hawaii.rr.com

KAWAIHAE CANOE CLUB 23RD ANNUAL LUAU

Where: Kawaihae Small Boat Harbor

When: 5:30 p.m. today

Details: A wonderful evening of Hawaiian food and entertainment featuring Tani Kaneao with Kuahiwi, Kolea, Lito Arkangel, Ho‘a and Kehau Tamure. Cost is $40 for presale tickets, $45 at the door; $20 for children between 5 and 10 years old.

Contact: Debbie or Izzy, 937-4700 or 987-2819, kccluau@yahoo.com

SUNDAY, Nov. 19

PEOPLE AND LAND OF KAHUKU

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Sunday and Dec. 17

Details: Moderate 2-mile, three-hour guided hike that loops through varied landscapes to explore the human history of Kahuku. Emerging native forests, pastures, lava fields and other sites contain clues about ways people lived and worked on the vast Kahuku lands. Enter Kahuku on the mauka (inland) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5; meet near the parking area. Sturdy footwear, water, rain gear, sun protection and a snack are recommended for all hikes. Free.

Contact: Park information, 985-6018, havo_interpretation@nps.gov

FRIDAY, Nov. 24

HOLIDAY CHALLENGE

Where: Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 5 p.m. beginning Friday

Details: Everyone is invited to come and vote for their favorite decorated cottage. Lights stay on until 10 p.m. each night through Dec. 31. Ballot boxes are located at the front desk, Crater Rim Cafe, the Recreation Lodge and the General Store. Park fees apply.

Contact: Elene Rizzo-Kuhn, 967-8371, rizzokuhne@kmc-volcano.com

COMING

NATURE AND CULTURE: AN INSEVERABLE RELATIONSHIP

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Nov. 25

Details: Hike the Palm Trail and be inspired by a place where hulihia (catastrophic change) and kulia (restoration) can be observed as the land transitions from the 1868 lava flow and its pioneer plants to deeper soil with more diverse and older flora. Learn about native plants and their significance in Hawaiian culture. Moderate hike; about 2 miles and takes two hours. Enter Kahuku on the mauka (inland) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5; meet near the parking area. Sturdy footwear, water, rain gear, sun protection and snack are recommended for all hikes. Free.

Contact: Park information, 985-6011, havo_interpretation@nps.gov

PALM TRAIL

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Nov. 26 and Dec. 3 and 23

Details: Moderately difficult 2.6-mile loop traversing scenic pastures along an ancient cinder cone with some of the best panoramic views Kahuku has to offer. Enter Kahuku on the mauka (inland) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5; meet near the parking area. Sturdy footwear, water, rain gear, sun protection and a snack are recommended for all hikes. Free.

Contact: Park information, 985-6011, havo_interpretation@nps.gov

CHRISTMAS AT THE ZOO

Where: Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens, 800 Stainback Highway, Hilo

When: 9:30 a.m. Dec. 2

Details: Join the Friends of the Zoo Animal Enrichment Team in spreading some Christmas Aloha at the zoo. Watch the spider monkeys open their presents and then proceed to give Christmas gifts to all of the zoo’s furry and feathered friends. The public is invited to bring cameras and share in the Christmas spirit.

Contact: Barbara Thomason, 959-9233 (gift shop), Paradisezoo@gmail.com

HIIAKA AND PELE

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Dec. 2

Details: Discover two fascinating Hawaiian goddesses, sisters Pelehonuamea (Pele) and Hi‘iaka, and the natural phenomena they represent. Experience the sisters coming alive through the epic stories depicted in the natural landscape during this easy 1.7-mile walk. Enter Kahuku on the mauka (inland) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5; meet near the parking area. Sturdy footwear, water, rain gear, sun protection and a snack are recommended for all hikes. Free.

Contact: Park information, 985-6011, havo_interpretation@nps.gov

BIRTH OF KAHUKU

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Dec. 9 and 30

Details: Traverse the vast 1868 lava flow, see different volcano features and formations and identify many parts of the Southwest Rift Zone of Mauna Loa. Learn about the Hawaiian hot spot and the creation of Kahuku. Easy-to-moderate hike. Enter Kahuku on the mauka (inland) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5; meet near the parking area. Sturdy footwear, water, rain gear, sun protection and snack are recommended for all hikes. Free.

Contact: Park information, 985-6011, havo_interpretation@nps.gov

LEARN ABOUT OHIA LEHUA

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Dec. 10

Details: Learn about the vital role of ohia lehua in native Hawaiian forests, the many forms of the ohia tree and rapid ohia death. Easy, 1-mile (or less) walk. Enter Kahuku on the mauka (inland) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5; meet near the parking area. Sturdy footwear, water, rain gear, sun protection and snack are recommended for all hikes. Free.

Contact: Park information, 985-6011, havo_interpretation@nps.gov

REALMS AND DIVISIONS OF KAHUKU

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Dec. 16

Details: Experience the sense of place that evolves at the intersection of nature and culture on this moderately difficult 2-mile, two-hour guided hike. Bring a snack for the talk-story segment. Enter Kahuku on the mauka (inland) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5; meet near the parking area. Sturdy footwear, water, rain gear, sun protection and snack are recommended for all hikes. Free.

Contact: Park information, 985-6011, havo_interpretation@nps.gov

Pau Hana

TODAY, Nov. 18

SWING TO THE TIN PAN ALLEYCATS

Where: Hilo Elks Lodge, 150 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: Live jazzy dance music will enliven Swinging Saturday. A half-hour introductory swing dance lesson opens the evening and is included in the $15 entry fee. Come dance, or just listen. The Elks is a private club; you will be hosted by Elk member A. Gill.

Contact: Andrea Gill, 959-8216, hilohepcats@gmail.com

COMING

GIVING THANKS WITH AUGIE T

Where: Kilauea Military Camp, Lava Lounge, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 8 p.m. Nov. 25

Details: Seating begins at 7:30 p.m. Advanced tickets $15 at Hirano Store or online at www.AugieT.com; tickets are $20 at the door. Park fees apply.

Contact: Elene Rizzo-Kuhn, 967-8371, rizzokuhne@kmc-volcano.com

Performances

TODAY, Nov. 18

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES PERFORM

Where: Hilo Coffee Mill, 17-995 Volcano Road, Mountain View

When: 10 a.m. today

Details: Live acoustic music. Great food, great music.

Contact: Dennis Soares, 345-1800, dennis_soares@hotmail.com

GONE COUNTRY BAND

Where: Fraternal Order of Eagles, Keaau Aerie, 16-111 Opukahaia St., Keaau

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: Featuring Steve Fundy on guitar and vocals. Dancing, food plates and beverages reasonably priced; $5 cover at the door.

Contact: Richard Robbins, 965-0133, RobbinsR006@Hawaii.rr.com

SUNDAY, Nov. 19

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES AT MAKUU MARKET

Where: Makuu Farmers Market, 15-2131 Keaau-Pahoa Road, Pahoa

When: 8:30 a.m. Sunday

Details: Enjoy live acoustic music while you shop or eat.

Contact: Dennis Soares, 345-1800, dennis_soares@hotmail.com

MONDAY, Nov. 20

MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ JAM

Where: Kukuau Studio, 43 Kukuau St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Mondays

Details: An all-inclusive jam session with a rotating house band. Created to strengthen the Big Island jazz community through networking and jamming. Bring your favorite charts and the instrument of your choice or enjoy the vibrations of people improvising together in the jazz tradition. Free; all ages welcome.

Contact: Kukuau Studio, 464-3388, kukuaustudio@gmail.com

“ABUNDANT LAND”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday

Details: Documentary about a Hawaiian community on Molokai opposing the biotech industry’s use of the island to test genetically engineered seeds. Discussion to follow screening. Speakers will include Walter Ritte, Hawaiian rights activist; Eric Drake Weinert Jr., president of the East Hawaii Chapter of the Hawaii Farmers Union United; and Natasha Florentino, director. Question-and-answer session with Florentino following the screening Tuesday.

Contact: Sheron Bee, 934-7010, info@hilopalace.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 22

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES PERFORM

Where: Hilo Farmers Market

When: 10 a.m. Wednesday

Details: Live acoustic music. Great food, great music.

Contact: Dennis Soares, 345-1800, dennis_soares@hotmail.com

THURSDAY, Nov. 23

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES AT LAVA LOUNGE

Where: Lava Lounge, Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 3 p.m. Thursday

Details: Enjoy a special Thanksgiving performance of live acoustic music while you eat.

Contact: Dennis Soares, 345-1800, dennis_soares@hotmail.com

FRIDAY, Nov. 24

“BATTLE OF THE SEXES”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Friday and Nov. 25 and 27-28; 2:30 p.m. Nov. 26

Details: Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing. The electrifying 1973 tennis match between World No. 1 Billie King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs was billed as the Battle of the Sexes and became one of the most-watched televised sports events of all time. The match caught the zeitgeist and sparked a global conversation on gender equality, spurring on the feminist movement.

Contact: Sheron Bee, 934-7010, info@hilopalace.com

COMING

NEW PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL

Where: Hilo High School auditorium, 556 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1-2; 2 p.m. Dec. 3

Details: Three plays are featured during this year’s festival. “Stand Up” is a play about bullying and how taking a stand makes a difference. The play “A Journey for Love” tells the story of a heroic quest to save a dying princess. “Murder by Numbers” is a comedic riff on the teen horror genre. All three plays are written, directed and performed by students. The show is rounded out with song performances and original dance pieces. Students shine as they present original plays and dances, along with musical theater performances. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Contact: Jackie Seaquist, 313-5500, jackie_seaquist@notes.k12.hi.us

HOLIDAY CHORAL CONCERT

Where: First United Protestant Church, 1350 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 2 p.m. Dec. 2

Details: Christmas carols and organ music, with soprano soloist Amy Horst and the Hilo Community Chorus.

Contact: Melanie Oldfather, 938-2401, mel1201@hotmail.com

“WONDER OF CHRISTMAS”

Where: Kilauea Theater, Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2

Details: Volcano Festival Chorus presents its annual Christmas concert. This year’s concert features sacred and secular music. Many of the chorus’ favorites are being performed. Free admission, but donations accepted.

Contact: Suzi Bond, 982-7344, kden73@aol.com

VOLCANO SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES MIDDLE SCHOOL THEATER NIGHT

Where: Kilauea Theater, Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 6 p.m. Dec. 7

Details: Students from grades 6-8 will perform one-act plays. Sixth-graders will perform “Jingle Bells Jury” by Jay Moriarty. Seventh-graders will perform “We The People” by Pat Cook. Eighth-graders will present “I’m A Teenager Get Me Out of This Family” By Jim Garvey. Free admission, but donations accepted.

Contact: Suzi Bond, 982-7344, sbond@volcanoschool.net

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES AT HANA HOU

Where: Hana Hou Restaurant, 95-1148 Naalehu Spur Road, Naalehu

When: 6 p.m. Dec. 8

Details: Live acoustic music the second Friday of each month.

Contact: Dennis Soares, 345-1800, dennis_soares@hotmail.com

“SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS”

Where: Hilo Woman’s Club clubhouse, 7 Lele St., Hilo

When: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 9

Details: Kick off your holiday season with a magical concert featuring Hilo’s own, the Lissoni String Quartet. The public is invited to experience a joyous, uplifting and enchanted evening of traditional holiday and classical music selections. Tickets are $25 for adults, $12 for children 17 and younger. Refreshments will be served. Call 935-9838 for tickets.

Contact: Beverly Heikes, 938-3215, bgheikes@yahoo.com

ORCHID ISLE ORCHESTRA CONCERT

Where: East Hawaii Cultural Center, 141 Kalakaua St., Hilo

When: 4 p.m. Dec. 10

Details: Music from Vivaldi’s “Concerto for Four Violins,” with soloists Cathy Young, Rumi Reeves, Glenda Johnson and Mark Caudill; Vivaldi’s “Violin Concerto in A Major,” with soloist Kevin Li; Vivaldi’s “Concerto in D Major,” adapted for cello, with soloist Ina Klasner; Corelli’s “Christmas Concerto”; the Beatles’ “When I’m 64”; holiday music such as “Sleigh Ride”; and more.

Contact: Cathy Young, 982-9307, 4camyoung@gmail.com

“A GILBERT & SULLIVAN CHRISTMAS CAROL”

Where: Kilauea Theater, Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14-16; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 17

Details: Kilauea Drama and Entertainment Network is excited to be the first in Hawaii to present a “new” spin on an old classic. The show combines the music of Gilbert and Sullivan and the classic Charles Dickens tale “A Christmas Carol.” Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 seniors/students and $12 for children younger than 12, and will be available after Dec. 1 at Kilauea General Store, Keaau Natural Foods, Basically Books and The Most Irresistible Shop. Call or email for more information or to make reservations.

Contact: Suzi Bond, 982-7344, kden73@aol.com

CHRISTMAS CANTATA

Where: Haili Congregational Church, 211 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 17

Details: This year’s presentation is “O Little Town of Bethlehem.” Stay after the cantata for refreshments. Public invited; free.

Contact: Lyndell Lindsey, 935-4847, office@hailichurch.org

“THE NUTCRACKER BALLET”

Where: Kahilu Theatre, 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Waimea

When: 6 p.m. Dec. 21-22; 2 p.m. Dec. 23

Details: This delightful holiday classic is presented by West Hawaii Dance Theatre and Academy. A full orchestra under the baton of maestro Brian Dollinger with members of the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra will accompany the dancers. Proceeds will benefit WHDT’s ongoing programs, scholarship fund and studio renovations. Tickets can be purchased by calling the dance company or visiting www.kahilutheatre.org.

Contact: West Hawaii Dance Theatre, 329-8876, vh2dns4@ilhawaii.net

KAMUELA PHILHARMONIC PRESENTS “RUSTIC INSPIRATIONS”

Where: Kahilu Theatre, 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Waimea

When: 4 p.m. Jan. 28, 2018

Details: With the vast landscape of Parker Ranch as inspiration, the orchestra features the inspiring winners of Kamuela Philharmonic’s youth concerto competition.

Contact: Kamuela Philharmonic, 298-6274, contact@kamuelaphil.org

KAMUELA PHILHARMONIC PRESENTS “REMARKABLE FLAIR”

Where: Kahilu Theatre, 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Waimea

When: 4 p.m. March 25, 2018

Details: Remarkable violinist Ignace “Iggy” Jang joins the orchestra to close the season.

Contact: Kamuela Philharmonic, 298-6274, contact@kamuelaphil.org

All Kine Stuffs

TODAY, Nov. 18

BUNKA NO HI — JAPANESE CULTURE DAY

Where: Sangha Hall, 424 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Omikoshi parade from Aupuni Center to Sangha Hall begins the event. Program at 10 a.m. with the honoring of cultural treasures. The day also will include a talk-story session with former Gov. George Ariyoshi, ramen presentation by Hidehito Uki of Sun Noodles followed by a ramen slurping competition, soroban demo, Shichi-go-san kimono dressing and picture taking, music and dance performances, demonstrations, displays, food concessions and more. Admission is free.

Contact: Laurie Higashi, 498-6247, laurie.higashi@gmail.com

FAMILY CAREGIVER RESPITE FUN DAY

Where: Hilo Adult Day Center, 34 Rainbow Drive, Hilo

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Let us take care of you while you get to know other people on the same caregiving path, talk story and share experiences and solutions. This month’s program features Audrey Wilson, who will share healthy food tips. There also will be Zumba with Yoli, massages, therapeutic touch and games with prizes. Registration is $10, with scholarships available. Bring your loved one for free day care while you are here. Preregistration requested.

Contact: Lizby, 961-3747, ext.106, llogsdon@hawaiiislandadultcare.org

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARIES, KONA BOOK SALE

Where: Kailua-Kona Public Library lanai, 75-138 Hualalai Road, Kailua-Kona

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Proceeds help support the needs of the Kona libraries. Teachers will receive special discounts with their official school ID, and Friends members receive a 20 percent discount. Volunteers welcome and book donations accepted at the library.

Contact: Ken Guerra, 322-0077, folk@folkhawaii.com

30TH ANNUAL HILO CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA CRAFT FAIR

Where: Edith Kanaka‘ole Multi-purpose Stadium, 350 Kalanikoa St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. today

Details: Features 100 of the best artisans and crafters from throughout Hawaii and California. Admission is $2 for adults, children 12 and younger free. Free admission for everyone the last hour before closing each day.

Contact: Kim Sasaki, 896-1620, kim@malamaponoevents.com

“REEFS AT RISK” AND “ALOHA FROM LAVALAND”

Where: Kalani, 12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Road, Pahoa

When: 7:30 p.m. today

Details: Double screening of two documentaries produced by Big Islanders. A question-and-answer session with the filmmakers to follow. Admission is $5 at the door.

Contact: Malina Fagan, 990-4086, malina.fagan@gmail.com

SUNDAY, Nov. 19

FARMERS MARKET AT HAMAKUA HARVEST

Where: Intersection of Mamane Street and Highway 19, Honokaa

When: 9 a.m. Sundays

Details: Features local farmers, fresh produce, artisanal products and ono food. Weekly entertainment, workshops, informational booths and youth-focused activities. SNAP/EBT purchases welcomed.

Contact: Lori Beach, 896-2151, info@hamakuaharvest.org

TOYS FOR TOTS LAUPAHOEHOE TOY RUN

Where: Laupahoehoe Point

When: Leaving at 10 a.m. Sunday

Details: All participants from West Hawaii should meet at Parker Ranch Shopping Center by Foodland in Waimea. East Hawaii participants should meet at canoe shack parking lot in Hilo. Bring a new unwrapped toy or bike.

Contact: Tracy Kalawe, 969-1199, bkalawe808@gmail.com

FOURTH ANNUAL SPARTAN FEST

Where: Hilo Intermediate School, 587 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Sunday

Details: Everyone invited. Product and craft vendors, informational booths, rummage sale, food, activities and entertainment. Interested in a booth? Call or email the contact below.

Contact: Laina Torres, 313-5300, laina_torres@notes.k12.hi.us

NANOWRIMO WRITE-INS

Where: Basically Books, 1672 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Sundays during November

Details: Otherwise known as National Novel Writing Month, writers, aspiring writers and dreamers spend these 30 days trying to reach a goal of 50,000 words with the intention of creating a novel. Come sit on the lanai during normal business hours and contribute your writing to this project. Hot water for tea/coffee/cocoa as well as some small treats will be provided for participants. Small prizes also will be given to those who meet their word count goal each week.

Contact: Christine Reed, 961-0144, bbinfo@hawaiiantel.net

FREE DOG TRAINING AND SOCIAL EVENT

Where: Near the tea house, Lili‘uokalani Gardens, Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 2 p.m. Sundays

Details: Come join the fun and share the love. Goals are problem solving via free training instruction and tools, and offering an advanced socialization experience. Bring a bowl for water.

Contact: Carl Oguss, 933-9763, easthawaiidogpsychologycenter@yahoo.com

MONDAY, Nov. 20

ZEN BUDDHIST MEDITATION

Where: Taishoji Soto Mission, 275 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 6:30 p.m. Mondays

Details: Join Taishoji members for zazen (sitting meditation) and kinhin (walking meditation). Access from Kilauea Avenue. Free.

Contact: The Rev. Shinsho Hata, 785-3072, shinsho.hata@gmail.com

TUESDAY, Nov. 21

HAKALAU FARMERS MARKET AND FOODSHARE

Where: Botanical World Adventures, 31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Hakalau

When: 3 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: Island, organic produce, pizza and other hot food, raw honey, desserts, arts and crafts and live music provided by the Alternative Medicine Band.

Contact: Linda Jenson, 747-0467, ldjenson@gmail.com

INTERFAITH COMMUNITIES IN ACTION’S THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION

Where: Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, 398 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Details: A musical offering of gratitude will be presented by various faith communities. Free and open to the public. Refreshments to follow at Sangha Hall.

Contact: Jane Iida, 959-6044, jyiida@gmail.com

“WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE”

Where: UH-Hilo, UCB 100, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Big Island premiere of Anthony Bourdain’s new film. This also is a fundraiser for The Food Basket, Hawaii Island’s food bank, and the UH emergency student food pantry. Free; open to the public. Sliding scale donations are encouraged.

Contact: Brooke Hansen, 607-280-1147, kbhansen@hawaii.edu

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 22

KILAUEA MILITARY CAMP DETAINMENT EVENT

Where: Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9 a.m. Wednesday

Details: Join National Park Service archaeologists, rangers and educators to learn about the experiences of Japanese-American citizens who were detained during World War II at KMC. Guided tours of the former detention camp, talk-story sessions with archaeologists and the granddaughter of a detainee, plus interpretive photography and displays, are planned.

Contact: Park information, 985-6011, havo_interpretation@nps.gov

KAHILI PA‘A LIMA DEMONSTRATION

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center lanai, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 10 a.m. Wednesday

Details: Come and create your own small kahili pa‘a lima, a hand-held kahili, which is a form of Hawaiian featherwork that traditionally acknowledged a person’s status and genealogy and offered spiritual protection. Part of the ‘Ike Hana No‘eau (Experience the Skillful Work) workshops. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

Contact: Park information, 985-6011, havo_interpretation@nps.gov

THURSDAY, Nov. 23

VEGETARIAN THANKSGIVING AND WEEKEND SPIRITUAL RETREAT

Where: Aloha Farms, Pahoa

When: 5 p.m. Thursday

Details: Feed your body, mind and spirit. Come for a fun, friendly and free celebration and vegetarian feast. The weekend retreat will be filled with kirtan, meditation, yoga, tai chi, etc. Call for more details and directions. RSVP is required.

Contact: Maha or Amanda, 965-9198, punaalohafarms@gmail.com

FRIDAY, Nov. 24

10TH ANNUAL KAMAHALO CRAFT FAIR

Where: The Cooper Center, 19-4030 Wright Road, Volcano

When: 9 a.m. Friday and Nov. 25

Details: Shop more than 30 local artisans for unique gifts.

Contact: Linda Ugalde, 936-9705, kilaueatutu@gmail.com

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH — LEI MAKING WITH KAIPO AH CHONG

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Friday

Details: Tropical agriculture farmer Ah Chong shares his expert lei-making skills with VAC visitors. As a member of Halau Na Kamalei, his unique experience marries the science of agriculture with Hawaiian lei and hula traditions. Free, but park entrance fees apply.

Contact: Jenette, 967-8222, jenette@volcanoartcenter.org

COMING

HE LANI KO LUNA, A SKY ABOVE

Where: UH-Hilo, Wentworth Hall, Room 1, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 30

Details: Kalepa Baybayan will share his knowledge of deep-sea voyaging and oceanic wayfinding, the indigenous system of orientation and navigation at sea. His talk also will cover the recently completed Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage and the epic journey of the iconic double-hulled sailing canoe Hokule‘a. Part of the Maunakea Speaker Series; free and open to the public.

Contact: Frederick Klasner, 933-0734, fklasner@hawaii.edu

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH — UKULELE WITH WES AWANA

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Dec. 1

Details: Awana shares his love of ukulele and Hawaiian music by giving family-friendly lessons on the iconic and inviting instrument. Free, but park fees apply.

Contact: Jenette, 967-8222, info@volcanoartcenter.org

NA MAKUA INVITATIONAL CHRISTMAS GIFT FAIR

Where: Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium, 201-323 Manono St., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Dec. 1; 9 a.m. Dec. 2

Details: Features a wide selection of hand-made products and unique gifts. One of the fair’s highlights is the collection of fashion designers such as Wahine Toa, Simply Sisters, Living Hula, Wehi Designs and Na Makua. Along with accessories, you’ll also find homemade baked goods, food items, body care products, art and woodwork and an array of great gifts. Entertainment, drawings for prizes and ono food by food vendors. Free admission.

Contact: Nelson Makua, 966-4647, puna@namakua.com

HILO HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENT

Where: Hilo Recycling and Transfer Station, 1471 Hoolaulima Road, Hilo

When: 7:30 a.m. Dec. 2

Details: Free. For a list of acceptable and unacceptable materials, visit www.hawaiizerowaste.org/recycle/household-hazardous-waste/. No business/farm waste accepted. No e-waste or tires allowed.

Contact: Chris, 961-8554, recycle3@co.hawaii.hi.us

CERAMICS SALE

Where: Higashi Hongwanji Mission, 216 Mohouli St., Hilo

When: 8 a.m. Dec. 2

Details: Annual Hilo Ceramics Club event showcases a variety of functional and art ceramics made by island artisans.

Contact: Merle, 934-7812, blackbird4aloha@hotmail.com

HILO HIGH PTSA CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR

Where: Hilo High School cafeteria, 556 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 8:30 a.m. Dec. 2

Details: Kick off your holiday season at the “best little craft fair in town.” A festive holiday showcase of quality arts and crafts, handcrafted, affordable gift items and more. All proceeds support the Hilo High community. Free admission/parking, with door prize drawings every half-hour.

Contact: Beverly, 313-5500, bgheikes@yahoo.com

PAHOA HOLIDAY PARADE

Where: Downtown Pahoa

When: 8:30 a.m. Dec. 2

Details: The holiday season in Pahoa begins with this annual event, rain or shine. Puna organizations, churches, businesses, schools or ad hoc groups looking to have fun are invited to participate. Entry fee for participating is $25, free for groups of school-age keiki. This year’s theme is “E Ala O Pahoa” (Pahoa Rising). Applications for participating groups are available at Savio Realty or Pahoa Used Books and Videos. Deadline for entry is Nov. 24.

Contact: Dean Kelley, 464-4189, kelley264@hotmail.com

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH — LEI MAKING WITH RANDY LEE

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Dec. 8

Details: Enjoy the skill and wonderful stories this well-respected practitioner has to offer. Free, but park fees apply.

Contact: Jenette, 967-8222, info@volcanoartcenter.org

HILO HONGWANJI HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR

Where: Sangha Hall, 424 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Dec. 8; 8 a.m. Dec. 9

Details: More than 55 booths offering gifts for those special someones in your life or yourself.

Contact: BJ Soriano, 987-5655, bjsoriano@hilobetsuin.org

KAILUA-KONA HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENT

Where: Kealakehe Recycling and Transfer Station, 74-626 Hale Makai Place, Kailua-Kona

When: 7:30 a.m. Dec. 9

Details: Free. For a list of acceptable and unacceptable materials, visit www.hawaiizerowaste.org/recycle/household-hazardous-waste/. No business/farm waste accepted. No e-waste or tires allowed.

Contact: Chris, 961-8554, recycle3@co.hawaii.hi.us

14TH ANNUAL KEAAU CHRISTMAS LIGHT PARADE

Where: Keaau

When: 5:45 p.m. Dec. 9

Details: This years theme is “A Paniolo Christmas,” with pre-parade Christmas caroling beginning at 5:30 p.m. Come enjoy an evening of music, bright lights and fun for all ages. For more information, visit the parade’s Facebook page or contact the person below.

Contact: Monica, 895-6288, monmac@hawaii.rr.com

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH — HULA AND OLI WITH KAMAOLIPUA GRACE

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Dec. 15 and 29

Details: Grace shares her extensive knowledge to teach the basics of hula, the Hawaiian language and chant. Free, but park fees apply.

Contact: Jenette, 967-8222, info@volcanoartcenter.org

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH — LEI MAKING WITH KAIPO AH CHONG

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Dec. 22

Details: Ah Chong shares his expert lei-making skills. Free, but park fees apply.

Contact: Jenette, 967-8222, info@volcanoartcenter.org

SEVENTH ANNUAL WILIWILI FESTIVAL

Where: Waikoloa Stables, 68-1936 Waikoloa Road, Waikoloa

When: 9 a.m. Feb. 10

Details: Fun, free educational event for all ages and a great opportunity to learn more about the unique environment of the island. This year will feature guided tours of the Waikoloa Dry Forest Preserve, onsite workshops, educational talks, music, food, vendors and a silent auction.

Contact: Jen Lawson, 494-2208, jen@waikoloadryforest.org

ONGOING

PAHOA SENIOR CLASSES

Where: Pahoa Senior Center, 15-3016 Kauhale St., Pahoa

When: Various times and days

Details: Seniors 55 and older can participate in classes including beginning tai chi with instructor Verne Presnall, ceramics, line dancing, hula and ukulele. Classes run through Dec. 8. Call for additional information.

Contact: Margaret Yafuso, 966-5801, myafuso@hawaiicounty.gov

KILNS FOR GLASS AND POTTERY

Where: Ainaloa

When: TBD

Details: Ongoing instruction on building high-fire propane kilns. Date and times are flexible.

Contact: Harr C. Fernald, 747-7289, fernaldh@gmail.com

INDIVIDUAL VOICE INSTRUCTION WITH AMY HORST

Where: Hilo

When: By appointment

Details: Learn vocal power and confidence. Weekly lessons arranged according to student and teacher schedules. Cost is $30 per lesson. Call or email for more information or to register.

Contact: Amy Horst, 640-2898, amysoprano@gmail.com

AYSO YOUTH SOCCER REGISTRATION FALL 2017

Where: www.hiloayso.org

Details: The fall season is from July to November. Players must be born between 2002 and 2013. Cost is $60. Values include everyone plays, open registration, positive coaching, player development, balanced teams and good sportsmanship.

Contact: Hotline, 959-1972

PUNA 4-H CLUB RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS

Where: Pahoa, Keaau and Kalapana areas

When: Until clubs are full

Details: For keiki in grades K-12. Call today so you don’t miss out on upcoming events. New 4-H year already underway.

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

FREE HELPING HAND FOR SENIORS

Where: 1911 Kalanianaole Ave., No. 608, Hilo

When: 9 a.m.

Details: For seniors who need to be driven to a doctor’s appointment, the store, the park for a walk or just to get out of the house. Call or text.

Contact: Tom, 990-5045

AL-ANON EAST HAWAII

Where: Various locations

When: Various times

Details: Are you troubled by someone’s drinking? Call for free support, meeting places and times. For more information, visit www.afghawaii.org.

Contact: Dana C., 430-6653, dr.easthawaii@gmail.com

LIBRARY BENEFIT BOOKSTORE

Where: Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: All proceeds to benefit the Hilo Public Library. Hardbacks for $1, paperbacks for 50 cents.

Contact: Dale R. Huber, 966-4386, dalerhuber@gmail.com

HILO VETERANS CENTER

Where: 70 Lanihuli St., Suite No. 2, Hilo

When: 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays

Details: Hilo Veterans Center has new office hours. A benefits briefing is hosted the first Thursday of each month from 9 a.m.-noon, with several other opportunities for veterans and their family members. Contact the center for more information. Also available are: shore fishing group, kanakapila group, art therapy group, stand-up paddling group, various golf activities, yoga, tai chi and a book club.

Contact: Maricar Souza, 969-3833

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NOTE: Ongoing events, including some weekly classes and club meetings, that would normally appear for Thursdays were removed from this week’s calendar in anticipation of the Thanksgiving holiday on Nov. 23. Those items will return to Calendar next week.

 

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