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Community Calendar for September 13

ASTROBASH

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

When: 4:30 p.m. today

Details: A space and STEM education festival. Telescope officials and science educators will offer hands-on experiences for the whole family. Don’t miss the planetarium viewing or Auntie Mimi’s space science show at 6:30 p.m.

Contact: Susan Collins, 887-6067, susan.collins@librarieshawaii.org

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

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

When: 5 p.m. today

Details: Support group for caregivers who provide assistance to someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s Association will provide information and support. Second Wednesday of every month.

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

LEARN HOW TO USE YOUR VOICE TO INFLUENCE STATE LAWS

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

When: 5:30 p.m. today

Details: Free. Get tips and tools to help you add your voice to Hawaii’s lawmaking process. Topics covered will include understanding the legislative process, deadlines and power dynamics; tips and techniques for effective lobbying; testifying; and communicating with senators and representatives. Informational handouts and other resources available.

Contact: Keanu Young, 587-0478, k.young@capitol.hawaii.gov

CITIZENSHIP DAY 2017

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

When: 1 p.m. Friday

Details: All newly naturalized US citizens will be recognized and honored by various civic organizations and public officials and are encouraged to participate in this special event. Those interested in participating should call or email for more information. Event is free to attend.

Contact: Tulpe Day, 961-8220, tday@hawaiicounty.gov

WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S

Where: Lili‘uokalani Gardens, Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 7 a.m. Saturday

Details: Walk in memory of those who have forgetfulness. Support the Hawaii Island Alzheimer’s Association. Donations welcome. Visit www.alz.org/walk and enter your ZIP code.

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

NATIONAL DRIVE ELECTRIC WEEK EVENT

Where: Home Depot, 380 Makaala St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Saturday

Details: Free event is a great opportunity to meet other EV owners, learn about electric car benefits and ownership experiences and see the latest EVs. We hope to see you there. Visit BigIslandEV.org for more details.

Contact: Noel Morin, 987-7428, nmorin99@yahoo.com

HI‘IAKA AND PELE

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Saturday

Details: Discover these two fascinating Hawaiian goddesses and sisters and the natural phenomena they represent. Visitors will experience the sisters coming alive through the epic stories depicted in the natural landscape of Kahuku on this easy 1.7-mile walk on the main road in Kahuku.

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

5TH ANNUAL HAWAII ISLAND ALL NATIONS POWWOW

Where: Keaukaha Hawaiian Village

When: 10 a.m. Saturday

Details: The Hawaii Island All Nations Powwow is a cultural event celebrating the powwow culture of Native Americans and to honor the host culture, Native Hawaiians. There will be arts and crafts, Native American frybread, intertribal dancing, guest speakers, cultural presentations, special raffles and more. The event is family-centered and alcohol- and drug-free.

Contact: Rudy Webster, 968-1591, hawaiipowwow@hotmail.com

AVERAGE JOES

Where: Hilo Town Tavern, 168 Keawe St., Hilo

When: 8:30 p.m. Saturday

Details: High-energy pop/rock, Top 40 music.

Contact: Ryan Sabate, 854-4173, ultrazone777@msn.com

PEOPLE AND LAND OF KAHUKU

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Sunday

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 have lived and worked on the vast Kahuku lands – from the earliest Hawaiians through generations of ranching families to the current park staff and volunteers.

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

ORCHIDLAND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION BOARD MEETING

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

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday

Details: The regular monthly meeting for the month of August 2017 was canceled.

Contact: Barbara Arthurs, 966-6141, babsarthurs@gmail.com

COMING

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

Where: Hawaii Island Adult Care, 34 Rainbow Drive, Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Sept. 21

Details: Support group for caregivers who provide assistance to someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s Association will provide information and support. Free respite service available. Third Thursday of every month.

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

BIG ISLAND PRESS CLUB 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AND DINNER

Where: Nani Mau Gardens, 421 Makalika St., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 21

Details: For five decades, BIPC has actively advocated for freedom of the media and the public’s right to know, keeping government and those elected to serve the public accountable. Keynote speaker is Civil Beat reporter Kirstin Downey, who covers the federal government and how it affects the lives of people in Hawaii. Downey, a local girl who went to Kailua High School, was part of the Washington Post metro staff that won a 2008 Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the campus massacre at Virginia Tech University in 2007. She was awarded a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University in 2000-01 and also is the author of two historical books. The celebration also will feature music reminiscent of BIPC’s “Imu” shows and a brief presentation of the Press Club’s history and accomplishments. Tickets are $30 for members, $35 for nonmembers and $20 for students, available online at Eventbrite.com. Tickets also will be available through BIPC board and 50th anniversary committee members. Everyone invited.

Contact: John Burnett, 930-7328, jburnett@hawaiitribune-herald.com

AVERAGE JOES AT THE FAIR

Where: Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium, 799 Piilani St., Hilo

When: 8:30 p.m. Sept. 22

Details: Hilo’s newest high-energy pop/rock, Top 40 band hits the stage during the Hawaii County Fair. For more information, check out the Average Joes on Facebook.

Contact: Ryan Sabate, 854-4173, ultrazone777@msn.com

NATURE AND CULTURE: AN UNSEVERABLE RELATIONSHIP (HE PILINA WEHENA ‘OLE)

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 23

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. This moderate hike is about 2 miles and takes two hours.

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

ECKANKAR COMMUNITY HU CHANT

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

When: Noon on Sept. 23

Details: Hu brings expanded awareness, a release of fears and spiritual upliftment. Eckankar is about your daily, personal connection with the Divine Spirit. We are a friendly group seeking truth to ease our daily lives. Visit www.eckankar.org for more information.

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

PALM TRAIL HIKE

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 24

Details: Guided 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.

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

THE BIRTH OF KAHUKU

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 30

Details: Explore the rich geologic history of Kahuku. 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. Guided easy-to-moderate hike.

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

MEDICAL QIGONG FOR CHRONIC PAIN

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

When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays, 11 a.m. Saturdays, Oct. 3-28

Details: Practice spans 450 years in China. Manage chronic pain, respiratory issues, etc. It is balance of movement and meditation for proactive, low-impact and non-drug approach to health. Visit www.hiqi4health.org for more information. Cost is $70 for eight, one-hour classes twice a week for four weeks. Deadline to register is Sept. 30.

Contact: Jana Ching, 961-6922, jana.hiqi@gmail.com

WAIMEA PUMPKIN PATCH FALL FESTIVAL

Where: Waimea District Park Complex, 67-1315 Ala Ohia Road, Waimea

When: 10 a.m. Oct. 14

Details: Live entertainment, Hawaii-made products, community service information booths, Waimea business booths, pie contest, fun run, pony rides, petting zoo, inflatable games/rides, farmers market, food trucks and booths. For more information, visit www.waimeapumpkinpatch@gmail.com.

Contact: Donni Sheather, 938-9667, sheatherdonni@gmail.com

19TH ANNUAL TASTE OF HILO

Where: Sangha Hall, 424 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Oct. 22

Details: Features the culinary skills of more than 35 chefs, restaurants and patisseries, who provide their talents, ingredients and staff to make this annual event a success. A portion of proceeds goes to support Hawaii Community College. Tickets are $55 presale, $70 at the door (subject to availability).

Contact: Mike Miyahira, 987-8328, miyahira@hawaiiantel.net

47TH ANNUAL KONA COFFEE CULTURAL FESTIVAL

Where: Kailua-Kona

When: Various times Nov. 3-12

Details: Celebrate the harvest as Kona coffee farms offer a firsthand look at growing this world-famous crop, the coffee art scene fills with inspiration and music and dance enrich cultural exchanges. Kona coffee and food events offer tastings, and hands-on cultural events help tell the story of Kona’s rich coffee history. For more information, visit www.konacoffeefest.com.

Contact: Laura Aquino, 326-7820, laura@current-events.com

W.M. KECK OBSERVATORY OPEN HOUSE

Where: W.M. Keck Observatory headquarters, 65-1120 Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea

When: 10 a.m. Nov. 11

Details: A fun, family friendly event filled with cosmic activities, stellar food and a star-studded program featuring renowned astronomers and engineers. Bring your keiki, ohana, friends and neighbors to experience dozens of science-rich, interactive booths. Parking is free.

Contact: Mari-Ela Chock, 881-3827, mchock@keck.hawaii.edu

31ST ANNUAL VOLCANO VILLAGE ART STUDIO TOUR AND SALE

Where: Volcano Village

When: 10 a.m. Nov. 24-26

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

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NOTE: Didn’t see your item? All ongoing events and any other items that didn’t appear in this week’s Community Calendar can be found in the Calendar for Sept. 9 under the Community section here at www.hawaiitribune-herald.com.

 

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