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Community Calendar for September 20

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

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

When: 9 a.m. Thursday

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. Thursday

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. 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. Friday

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. Saturday

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

SPORTSMAN’S CHALLENGE

Where: Camp Honokaia, 46-306 Camp Honokaia Circle, Honokaa

When: 9:30 a.m. Saturday

Details: Hosted by Hawaii Island Boy Scouts. Local companies and businesses are asked to compete against each other with two-person teams in four different events, including .22-caliber rifle shooting, archery and tomahawk throwing. Proceeds will be used to fix the restrooms at the long house main building at the camp.

Contact: Jason Ontiveros, 640-5545, Jason.Ontiveros@Scouting.org

ECKANKAR COMMUNITY HU CHANT

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

When: Noon on Saturday

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

OKTOBERFEST!

Where: Crater Rim Cafe, Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 5 p.m. Saturday

Details: Savor authentic German dishes and German beer to complement the food. German sausage dinner special features three types of German sausage, red potatoes, sauerkraut, fountain drink and ice cream. Cost is $13 per person. Park fees apply.

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

OKTOBERFEST DINNER

Where: VFW Post 3830, 15-775 Maluhia Road, Nanawale Estates

When: 6 p.m. Saturday

Details: Will include grilled bratwurst, assorted breads, sauerkraut, potato salads and ono desserts. Donation of $10. Eat in or takeout available.

Contact: Freda Hart, 965-7032, fredahart85@gmail.com

COMEDY NIGHT

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

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Details: Comedian Quinn Dahle, who has performed on Comedy Central, “Carson Daly” and other venues, headlines the show that also will feature other Big Island comedians. Tickets can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com in advance for $20; $25 at the door. Park entry fees apply.

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

PALM TRAIL HIKE

Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Sunday

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

“PAINTING WITH PEGGY” ACRYLIC WORKSHOP

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

When: Noon on Monday

Details: Led by Margaret “Peggy” Stanton. Each three-hour class is a hands-on painting session where participants learn to approach their painting process with a new awareness and understanding of color dynamics and composition. Artists are helped to heighten and accentuate their own unique vision with bold colors, lines and shapes. 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 967-8222. Students bring their own supplies and easels. Bring a piece to show the group if you want.

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

PAJAMA JAMMIE JAM STORYTIME

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

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Program will incorporate bedtime stories and relaxation. Attendees are invited to wear their pajamas. Free and suitable for all ages. Program schedule subject to change. Contact the library to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Contact: Gretchen Andrews, 933-8890, gretchen.andrews@librarieshawaii.org

COMING

NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP

Where: Oki Conference Room, 688 Kinoole St., Suite 115A, Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 29

Details: The National Alliance on Mental Illness Hawaii presents this monthly support group that helps people gain understanding and empathy for loved ones living with and recovering from mental illness. Join us to learn more, connect with others and feel empowered.

Contact: Carolyn Oki, 935-3518, caroldhilo@gmail.com

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, www.hiqi4health.org

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

NUTRITION MADE EASY SEMINAR

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

When: 4 p.m. Oct. 14

Details: During this two-hour seminar, we’ll explore a three-step process to initiate and sustain healthier eating habits. We’ll identify reasons for making changes, learn easy ways to incorporate healthier options into daily life and create a plan that works for you. Call to reserve a seat. Admission is $10 per person and includes light refreshments.

Contact: Patti Hatzistavrakis, 965-2054, pattihabc@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

RUN FOR THE DRY FOREST 5K AND 10K

Where: Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a Cinder Cone State Park, 71-1645 Mamalahoa Highway, Kailua-Kona

When: 6:45 a.m. Oct. 28

Details: This annual event helps raise awareness and contributes to the conservation and restoration of dry forests in Hawaii. Pu’u Wa’awa’a is home to several species of endangered birds and many endangered plants, some of which are found nowhere else in the world. Proceeds contribute to the conservation of these species. The 10K run is a challenging trail-running experience, with a 1,200-foot elevation gain in the first 3 miles. The 5K walk/run is suitable for families and jogging strollers. There also is a free (noncompetitive) 1/4-mile keiki fun run and a silent auction featuring local art, gift certificates and much more. Same day registration available.

Contact: Lyman Perry, 938-7795, lyman.perry@hawaii.gov

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. 16 under the Community section here at www.hawaiitribune-herald.com.

 

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