Talk Story on Tap: Aloha Science Wednesday
Queen’s MarketPlace, Daylight Mind Coffee Co., 69-201 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, 6:30 p.m., free. Join in for a fun and fascinating talk about one of West Hawaii’s most beloved shorelines: Puako. Erica Perez of the Coral Reef Alliance and Tracy Wiegner of University of Hawaii at Hilo will speak about how the community and scientists are working together to improve the health of Puako’s shores. Happy hour menu available. Reservations recommended. (aloha@daylightmind.com)


Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom
Top Stitch, 45-3350 Mamane St., 10 a.m., $65. Learn the basics of weaving cloth on a compact loom. You can make scarves, placemats, runners and towels. All equipment and supplies provided in this class sponsored by the Hawaii Handweavers Hui, Big Island chapter. (885-4482)


Celebrations ’18 Floral Design Workshop
Liliuokalani Gardens, 49 Banyan Drive, 10 a.m., free. Hitomi Gilliam, an internationally known floral designer and author hosts a class on mechanics, as well as a floral design demonstration using Hawaii-grown flowers and foliage to be held at Nani Mau. Following the demonstration, Hawaii Floriculture and Nursery Association will hold the second annual floral design competition at Lili`uokalani Gardens, which will be open to all, from amateurs to professional floral designers. Participants will learn about locally grown floriculture products, and the splendid variety and colors available for decorating and gift-giving needs. (464-3685)

Scary Scenarios
University of Hawaii at Hilo, 200 W. Kawili St., 6 p.m., $3-$7. Creep through the halls of the Performing Arts Center to experience four Halloween-themed one-act plays, shared in four different locations. Written by UH Hilo students, the plays include ‘Trust Issues,’ ‘Come Home,’ ‘Lattes,’ and ‘Ignorance is Bliss.’ (932-7490)


Halloween Open Studio
Donkey Mill Art Center, 78-6670 Mamalahoa Hwy, 1 p.m., $5. Halloween Open Studio is designed for all ages to create their own costumes with cardboard, staples, paint and other recycled materials. Creating together in a community setting is a great way to share and gain new techniques in costume making. DMAC will provide staplers, some staples and box cutters, tables, some cardboard and paint. Bring your own materials and extra cardboard. Students age 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Led by artist and designer Valerie Ippolito. Everyone must clean up after the use of the lawn and tools. (322-3362)

YWCA 2018 Walk A Mile In Her Shoes Event
145 Ululani Street, Hilo, 7:30 a.m., $25. Men from across the island join in alliance against rape, sexual assault and gender violence. Walking in women’s shoes through downtown Hilo, they will help raise public awareness and celebrate the many survivors in the Big Island community. Proceeds benefit the YWCA of Hawaii Island Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) program, the only 24/7 rape crisis center for the island. (935-7141 ext. 162)

The Ohana Halloween Paina
Keauhou Shopping Center, 78-6831 Alii Drive, Suite 232, 5 p.m., free. Enjoy costume contests, trick-or-treating at participating stores, a keiki fun zone, food and live entertainment, including Hawai i’s most popular Motown-inspired singing group, A Touch of Gold. (keauhoushoppingcenter.com)

Volcano! An Evening of Photography and Talk Story with John Stallman and Harry Durgin
Mokupapapa Discovery Center, 76 Kamehameha Ave., 6 p.m., free. Art and science combine for an unforgettable evening highlighting photography and storytelling from the 2018 eruption in Puna. All ages welcome. Refreshments provided. Wheelchair accessible. (965-3105)


East Hawaii Jazz and Blues Festival
Nani Mau Gardens, 421 Makalika St., 1 p.m., $60-75. Two stages of nonstop music feature top local and mainland acts. There will be a lavish pupu buffet and dessert station, wine tasting and spirits. Proceeds benefit Hawaii island Veterans Memorial Inc. (964-5764)

Kahilu Theatre, 67-1186 Lindsey Road, 4 p.m. $28-68. Long before the film “The Darkest Hour,” actor Ron Keaton created this brilliant one-man show offering a glimpse into the character of an important world leader. (885-6868 info@kahilutheatre.org)


Discovering the Public’s Power in the State Legislative Process
West Hawaii Civic Center, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy., 5:30 p.m. Beginner’s presentation, 6:45 p.m. Advanced presentation, free. With a new legislative session just around the corner, now is an ideal time for the public to learn more about how laws are created in our state and what citizens can do to have a say in the process. (lrbhawaii.org/par/workshp.html)


After Dark in the Park: Martha Noyes, Author of “Then There Were None”
Kilauea Visitor Center, 1 Crater Rim Drive, 7 p.m., free with entrance fee. “For, Woven Strands and Braided Cords: Philosophy and Metaphysics in Precontact Hawaiian Astronomy.” Hawaii s pre-contact cultural astronomy was a complex web of philosophical and metaphysical insights, recognitions and perceptions represented by celestial objects. This presentation addresses essential elements of Hawaiian philosophy and metaphysics embedded in precontact Hawaiian cultural astronomy. (nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/events_adip.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)

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, workshops, informational booths and youth-focused activities. SNAP/ EBT purchases welcome. (896- 2151, info@hamakuaharvest.org)

Hilo Bridge Club
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)

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)

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)

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)

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)