Kahuku Orientation Talk
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, Kahuku Unit, Highway 11, near mile marker 70.5, 10:30 a.m., free. Join talks of about 20 to 30 minutes, including 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. (967-8222)

Writer’s Voices: ‘People Sharing Poetry’
Thelma Parker Memorial Public and School Library, 67-1209 Mamalahoa Hwy, 6 p.m., free. Hawaii Writers Guild presents an evening of stories and poetry by members and invited guests. (887-6067)


House Training Your Pup – Seminar for Humans
Aloha Paws, 697 Manono St., 5 p.m., $15. Join Dawn Goehring, Hawaii’s only certified professional dog trainer, to help train your best four-legged friend. Dawn has been guiding owners to positive dog success for more than 24 years. (333-3530)


Prince Dance Theatre
East Hawaii Cultural Center, 141 Kalakaua St., Kahua Elua, 7:30 p.m., $15. Prince Dance Theatre presents “My Empty Body Is Full Of Stars,” an exciting collaboration that uses the universe as inspiration. The show delves deep into scientific data to turn the unknown and mysterious into something tangible and embodied in movement. Directed and choreographed by Prince Dance Theatre Artistic Director Angel Prince. (ehcc.org 961-5711)

Trash Show Opening Exhibit and Gala
30th Annual Trash Show Opening Exhibit and Gala, 5:30 p.m., contact for cost. Attend a juried art show with the winning entries that best represent the concept of art from trash. The exhibit runs from October 6 to 26. (961-5711)


The Universe Tonight
Mauna Kea Visitor Center, Mauna Kea Access Road, 6 p.m. The Universe Tonight features an astronomer from one of the observatories offering a special presentation on the current research and discoveries on Mauna Kea. The event is followed by the regular evening stargazing program at the VIS. ( 961-2180, www.ifa.hawaii.edu/info/vis/)

County of Hawaii Electronic Device Recycling Program
Waiohinu Recycling & Transfer Station, 9:00 a.m., free. Residents with an old computer or TV to toss out are advised to mark their calendars for the residential household electronics recycling collection day. These collections are prohibited from accepting electronics from businesses, agencies and nonprofits. (hawaiizerowaste.org)

Foster Care Information Session
Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., 2 p.m., free. An information session to learn more about foster care through the state of Hawaii Department of Humans Services, Child Welfare Services. CWS serves children of all ages, from infants to adolescents, who need a safe home due to abuse and/or neglect. If you’ve ever thought about opening your home to a child in need, this is the perfect opportunity to come and learn. Presented by the Partners in Development Foundation, Hui Hoomalu. (933-8890)

St. Joseph School 31st Country Fair
St. Joseph School Gym and Field, 1000 Ululani St., 8 a.m., free. Attend a country fair celebrating the 150th anniversary of the school. Food, games, silent auction, local music and more. (935-4936)

Hawaii Food & Wine Festival: Under the Tuscan Sun
Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, 69-275 Waikoloa Beach Drive, 6 p.m., $250. A six-course Tuscan feast brings the region’s rolling hills of olive groves and vineyards to West Hawaii. Six Cuisines of the Sun alumni chefs will craft dishes paired with wines by Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits Hawaii. A portion of the proceeds for this event will benefit the Hawaii Agricultural Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund in support of Island of Hawaii farmers. (hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com/events/under-the-tuscan-sun)


Martial Arts Style of Wing Chun
Contact for location and cost, 9 a.m. Students age 8 and older are invited to learn self defense and life skills. All levels welcome. This class is presented by Lawrence Ramirez, sifu of Pacific Wing Chun Association. Classes run through Dec. 29. (345-5540)


State of Hawaii Free Food Handler Certificate Class
State Building, 75 Aupuni St., noon, free. Take a certification class on safe food handling practices. The certificate is earned by attending the class and passing the test that follows at the end of the presentation. The class also helps you understand and implement the sanitary requirements for proper food preparation, handling and storage. (eventbrite.com/e/free-state-of-hi-dept-of-health-food-handler-certificate-class-hilo-tickets-40848358540)


West Hawaii Astronomy Club
Contact for location in Waimea, 7 p.m. Club for astronomy buffs from pro to amateur. Check to confirm location. (www2.keck.hawaii.edu/whac/home.html)


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 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)