Pahala Children’s Business Fair Kick-off Rally
River of Life Assembly of God, 962345 Paauau Street, 4 p.m., free. This one-day marketplace fair teaches kids how to sell their own merchandise. Listen to testimonies from kids who have participated in a kids’ fair. The event’s guest speaker will be Carl Okuyama from Wiki Wiki Mart Naalehu. (928-0608)


Chamber Legislative 101 Class
West Hawaii Civic Center Community Meeting Hale, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy., 1 p.m., free. The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii presents an overview of the Hawaii legislative process and calendar, teaching how to use the legislative website and information about how getting involved can benefit West Hawaii businesses. Pre-registration required. (www.kona-kohala.com, 329-1758, info@kona-kohala.com)

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Kahilu Theatre, 67-1186 Lindsey Road, 7 p.m., contact for cost. Originally from Ventura, California, the band has toured virtually nonstop for 25 years, producing a sizable catalog of recorded music. Early on, they reminded the world that it was still cool to swing, blending a vibrant fusion of the classic American sounds of jazz, swing and Dixieland with the energy and spirit of contemporary culture. (kahilutheatre.org)

Stewardship of Kipukapuaulu
Kipukapuaulu, parking lot, Mauna Loa Road, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, 9:30 a.m., free. Help remove troublesome plants at Kipukapuaulu, home to diverse native forest and understory plants. Bring clippers or pruners, sturdy gloves, a hat and water. Wear closed-toe shoes and clothing that you don’t mind getting permanently stained from morning glory sap. Be prepared for cool and wet or hot and sunny weather. (nickem@hawaii.rr.com)


Pop-up Paper Structures with Andrea Deszo
Donkey Mill Art Center, 78-6670 Mamalahoa Hwy., 6 p.m., $5. Visiting artist Andrea Dezso presents techniques to make a variety of basic pop-ups in this hands-on workshop. Explore simple pop-up elements that, by themselves or in combination, can create surprising and delightful experiences. Each participant will make a number of one-of-a-
kind pop-up greeting cards throughout the course of the evening. All levels are welcome. Students should bring a good-quality pair of scissors, markers, colored pencils and collage materials. Pre-registration required. (322-3362)

Waimea Country School Admissions Open House
Waimea Country School Campus, St. James’ Circle, Waimea, 10 a.m., free. Come visit the campus and hear directly from faculty, students and parents about the fully accredited learning program and ohana atmosphere. (885-0067, asalling@waimeacountryschool.org)


Jake Shimabukuro
Hilo Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., 6 p.m., $30-$45. Jake is coming back to the Palace. Since he first captured the world’s attention with his original take on George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” in a viral video that dominated YouTube in 2005, the Hawaii-born Shimabukuro has virtually reinvented the four-string instrument, causing many to call him “the Jimi Hendrix of the ukulele.” (934-7010, info@hilopalace.com)

Banyan Drive Art Stroll
Liliuokalani Gardens, 49 Banyan Drive, noon, free. Friends of Liliuokalani Gardens presents an art event on the Waiakea peninsula from Suisan to Hilo Bay Cafe, through Liliuokalani Gardens to Banyan Gallery, Hilo Hawaiian Hotel and Grand Naniloa. There will be entertainment, plein-air painting demonstrations, photographers tours, art exhibits, gyotaku and more. ( 895-8130, kteger@hawaii.rr.com)


Weave with Hulali at Kaloko-Honokohau
Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park Hawaii, 73-4786 Kanalani St., Suite 14, 9 a.m., $15-$25. Learn to weave lauhala with HPPA’s master weaver Hulali. Tools are available; just bring nimble fingers and a willingness to learn. Students will be able to weave bracelets, ornaments, baskets, fans and more. Reservations recommended. (326-9057)

Egyptian Night Buffet & Belly Dancing
Akamal’s, 174 Kamehameha Ave., Historic Kress Building, 5 p.m., $20-40. Enjoy an authentic Egyptian buffet featuring traditional mezze. The buffet Includes dessert and drinks, with guest chef Sarah Yumcore and entertainment by Hawaii Goddess Belly Dance. (yumcore.yumcore@gmail.com, eventbee.com)


New Year’s Firewise Communities Taco Potluck and ReadySetGo!
Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization, 65-1279 Kawaihae Road, Suite 211, 5:30 p.m., free. Learn how to use proper landscaping techniques, home structure modifications, and evacuation plans to protect your family and property from wildfire, as well as how to work as a community toward the common goal of fire prevention. There will be a make-your-own-taco potluck for attendees during the event. HWMO will provide tortillas, meat, guacamole and salsa. Please bring your favorite taco toppings (beans, rice, grilled veggies, cheese or tomatoes), nonalcoholic beverage or a creative dish to fit the taco theme. (885-0900, pablo@hawaiiwildfire.org)


Kona BellyDance Choreography Class
Heaven at Mauna Lea Manor, 75-5259 Mamalahoa Hwy., Apt. E, 5:30 p.m., $135-$180. Join Kona BellyDance Choreography Class, a 9-week beginner-friendly progressive series. Learn a Latin-Oriental fusion routine to perform at the dinner show dance party event “The Sheltering Sky.” Dancers from multiple islands and the mainland come to
learn the routines and perform the show created by legendary performer and mentor Myra Krien. (854-1270)

A Walk into the Past with Dr. Thomas A. Jaggar
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, noon, free with admission. Walk back to 1912, and meet the founder of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Dr. Thomas Jaggar, at the edge of Kilauea Volcano. Dressed in period costume, Kau actor-director Dick Hershberger brings the renowned geologist to life. Dr. Jaggar will take participants on a tour of his tiny lab located below the Volcano House to see original seismograph equipment and other early instruments. Learn what motivated Dr. Jaggar to dedicate his life to the study of Hawaiian volcanoes, and how his work helps save lives today. Space is limited; pick up your free ticket at the Kilauea Visitor Center’s front desk the day of the program. (nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/things2do.htm)


Ben Franklin, 333 Kilauea Ave., 4:30-7:30 p.m., $17. This class covers a wide variety of subjects and is for students age 10 and older. Those ages 10-12 must be accompanied by an adult. A supply list will be given on each participant’s first class. (935-0005)

Kahuku Orientation Talk
Highway 11 in Kau near mile marker 70.5, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Saturdays-Sundays, free. Share in the wonders of this 116,000-acre unit of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. Join rangers and naturalists for 20- to 30-minute talks that will include a general overview of the park and volcanic activity update. Topics and subject matter will vary, depending on interests, and will highlight the natural, cultural and historic attributes of Kahuku. (nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/kahuku-hikes)

Pottery Classes
Kilauea Studios, Thursdays, 10 a.m., contact for cost. Pottery classes are available for all skill levels. Wheel, hand-building, high-fire gas kilns. Lots of fun, spacious studio and beautiful setting. (799-9657, kilaueastudios@gmail.com)

West African Dance
YWCA, 145 Ululani St., Fridays, 6:45 p.m., $15. 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. (987-4243, lavaroots@gmail.com)

Bread Baking at the Portuguese Stone Oven
Kona Historical Society, 81-6551 Mamalahoa Hwy., Thursdays, 10 a.m., free. Kona Historical Society’s Portuguese Stone Oven is a reproduction of a typical oven used by the Portuguese immigrants who came to Kona in the 1880s. Join the process of panning the dough and baking 96 loaves. Bring your lunch and make a day of it with an oven-side picnic in the pasture. (323-3222, konahistorical.org)

Duplicate Bridge
Eagles Club, 16-111 Opukahaia St., 12:30 p.m. Sundays, 11 a.m. Wednesdays, $5. Social bridge players are welcome to join in for duplicate bridge. (854-6147)

Farmers Market at Hamakua Harvest
Intersection of Mamane Street and Highway 19, Sundays, 9 a.m., free. Guests can find local farmers, fresh produce, artisanal products and ono food, as well as weekly entertainment, work- shops, informational booths and youth-focused activities. SNAP/ EBT purchases welcome. (896- 2151, info@hamakuaharvest.org)

Hilo Farmers Market
Corner of Kamehameha Avenue and Mamo Street, 7 a.m., free. Local produce, fresh fish, vegetables, flowers, plants, baked goods and bento lunches. Local arts and crafts. (933-1000)

Hilo Sunrise Chapter – BNI Networking Meeting
Hilo Woman’s Club, 7 Lele St., Tuesdays, 7 a.m., contact for cost. This meeting is 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. (430-1787)

Kona Bridge Club Open Games
Kona Bridge Club, 74-4966 Kealakaa St., Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1 p.m., free. All bridge players are welcome to play. (konabridge.org)

Kona Civil Air Patrol Squadron Meetings
Keahole Kona Airport, U’u St., Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., free. The Kona CAP Squadron holds meetings for cadets ages 12-18, as well as adult senior members. (capkona@gmail.com, 329-5312)

Kona Men’s Group
Contact for location in South Kona, alternating Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., contact for cost. Join a newly formed group of men dedicated to improving their lives, themselves and their relationships through authentic interaction, personal integrity and accountability, and through living their own personal mission. (freewhiteeagle@live.com, 843-224-9493)

Library Benefit Bookstore
Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Tuesdays, 11 a.m., free. All proceeds will benefit Hilo Public Library. Hardbacks are $1 and paperbacks are 50 cents. (966-4386, dalerhuber@gmail.com)

Pure Kona Green Market
Amy B. H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden, 82-6160 Mamalahoa Hwy, Fridays and Sundays, 9 a.m., free. Shop an all-local farmers and artists market featuring fresh, locally grown produce and a variety of local fruits, plants and keiki plants to transplant, herbs, Kona coffee, freshly prepared foods, breads, cakes and other goodies, goat cheeses, fresh-caught fish and locally grown herbs. Plus, locally crafted items, jewelry, gourds and paintings are available. There is also live music. (987-1444, facebook.com/SouthKonaGreenMarket)

Puuhonua o Puna Hub Talk Story
Corner lot across Pahoa High School, first and third Mondays, 6 p.m., free. Look for canopy tents. Bring a dish to share. Paper goods, juice and water are provided. (facebook.com/puuhonuaopuna)

Quilting and Knitting in Honokaa
North Hawaii Education and Research Center, 45-539 Plumeria St., Wednesdays, 9 a.m., contact for cost. People of any skill level, including beginners, are welcome to attend. (962-0515, greenfeljoo1@hawaii.rr.com)

West Hawaii Astronomy Club
W. M. Keck Observatory headquarters and Canada-France-Hawaii headquarters, second Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m., free. Meetings alternate between the Keck Hualalai Conference Room and the conference room at CFHT. Contact first to confirm location. (www2.keck.hawaii.edu/whac/home.html)

Zumba Gold Toning
YMCA, 300 W. Lanikaula St., Mondays, 6:30 a.m., contact for cost. This low-impact workout suitable for all levels. Get fit, get toned and get inspired. (959-6405)