Hanohano O Kona: Ethnobotany on Hawaii Island
West Hawaii Civic Center, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy., 5:30 p.m., free. Natalie Kurashima, integrated resources managers at Kamehameha Schools, discusses traditional Hawaiian ethnobotany (human interactions with plants) and ethnoecology (human interactions with the environment) on Hawaii Island. (konahistorical.org, 323-3222)

Healthy Hapai Prenatal Class
West Hawaii Community Center, 75-5751 Kuakini Hwy., Suite 104, 4:30 p.m., free. Open to pregnant mothers and young families. Come learn about maternity health and wellness practices. (969-9220)

DD & the High Rollers: Halloween Party and Costume Contest
Papaaloa Country Store & Cafe, 35-2032 Old Mamalahoa Hwy., 5:30 p.m., contact for cost. Join in for a Hamakua Halloween. DD & the High Rollers, a high-energy rockabilly band is ready to entertain. There will be a costume contest and prizes. (339-7614)

Happy HalloQUEEN Trick or Treat
Queen’s MarketPlace, 69-201 Waikoloa Beach Drive, 5 p.m., free. The whole family is invited to dress in costume and trick-or-treat in a safe, well-lit venue. Keiki can collect free goodies and trinkets at giveaway stations around the mall, and visit participating stores for candies. Free trick-or-treat baggies are available. Creepy decorations, monster music and ghoulish giveaways make for a spook-tacular experience. (queensmarketplace.net, 886-8822)

Pink Martini
Kahilu Theatre, 67-1186 Lindsey Road, 7 p.m. Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, $28-$68. Kahilu Theatre is proud to present the biggest little orchestra around: Pink Martini, featuring vocalist China Forbes. (kahilutheatre.org, 885-6868)


Life & Death Wellness Community Open House
54-3858 Akoni Pule Hwy., 4 p.m., free. The community is invited to learn about the Life & Death Wellness Center, which is an empowerment center and community resource for education, support and awareness for living well, no matter what stage of life you or your loved ones are in. Hosted by Dr. Charlotte Newman Charfen. There will be pupu, live music and talk story. (charlottecharfen.com)


Camp Merveilles Hawaii 2018
Grace Center, Kohala Institute, 53-580 Iole Road, Nov. 2-6, contact for times, $850-$950. Join Gabriel Fara Tolno and an amazing artist lineup for a five-day drum and dance retreat. Featuring amazing West African artists Gabriel Fara Tolno, Marietou Camara, Naby Bangoura and more. Plus hula with kumu hula Hope Keawe and Leia Lawrence; daily yoga with Calley O’Neil, Jamie Belmarez and Rachel Forsberg; and salsa with Michal Anna Carrillo. There will be fresh, locally sourced food. Pre-registration required.(kissidugu.org, marveilleshawaii@gmail.com)


Hookupu Hula No Kau Cultural Festival
Puhala Community Center, 1149, 96 Kamani St., 10 a.m., free. The day will feature many educational and cultural experiences with hands-on demonstrations. The festival features hula performed by halau from Mexico, Japan, West Virginia, Oahu, South America and Hawaii Island. Traditional ethnic dance performances will come from Mexico, as well as the University of Hawaii at Hilo Filipino Dancers. Taiko drummers will also perform. Headliner musical acts include Hoaikane, Wailau Ryder, Keaiwa, Victor Chock and Steven Sioloa. (hookupukau.com, 649-9334)


Six Soups with Chef Amelia Antonucci-Fisher
The Spoon Shop, 73-4976 Kamanu St., 1 p.m., $95. Chef Amelia Antonucci-Fisher will show attendees how to create six different soups from creamy bisques to savory, light chilled soups, and a couple of hearty stews that stand to be a crowd pleaser. Students will also take home two containers of soup. (887-7666)


Ola Hou I Ka Hula Hypertension Class
Hui Malama Ola Na Oiwi, 1438 Kilauea Ave., 5 p.m., free. Ola Hou I Ka Hula aims to help those with hypertension through hula and hypertension health education, with the goal of lowering blood pressure and improving overall health. Reservations recommended. (969-9220)

Mobile Spay & Neuter Waggin’ Event
St. Jude’s Episcopal Church, Ocean View, 7:30 a.m., contact for cost. Appointment is necessary. Hawaii Island Humane Society’s Mobile Spay & Neuter Waggin’ provides
free spay and neuter services. Sign up with online calendar. (hihs.org/services/spay-neuter-waggin)


Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind Classes
Daifukuji Soto Zen Buddhist Temple, Kannon Meditation Hall, 9-7241 Mamalahoa Hwy., 3:30 p.m., donations accepted. All are welcome to attend a new series of classes on Soto Zen. Classes will begin with 30 minutes of zazen. Arrive a few minutes early to be seated. (322-3524)


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)