Kona Kohala Chamber of Commerce’s ‘After Hours’
Big Island Honda, 75-5608 Kuakini Hwy., 5 p.m., $15-$30. Join a chamber mixer where attendees can check out Honda’s unique Integrated Motor Assist hybrid cars. Lavaman Triathlons will share information about its upcoming winter break kids camps, and PATH will introduce its new Vision Zero initiative to increase safe, healthy and equitable mobility for Hawaii County. There will also be a taco pupu bar. (329-1758,

Love Guru Uma & Her Uke
Splashers Grill, 75-5663 Palani Road, 3:15 p.m., free. Enjoy live, oceanfront acoustic music. (umaojeda.weebly.com)


Plant Aloha Perennial Spices with Wade Bauer
Hawaiian Sanctuary, Laka Lounge, 13-3194 Pahoa Kalapana Road, 9 a.m., free. Learn how to grow and use ginger, turmeric, black pepper, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cardamom and more. Attendees will learn propagation, cultivation, harvest, preservation, and use. Permaculture tools and techniques focus on easy and practical ways to create food abundance at home. (248-245-9483, wadebauer@gmail.com)


Kau Rally for [respect]
Kau Shelter and Gymnasium, 96-3150 Pikake St., 1:15 PM, free. The rally for [respect] gets Kau students to come together, engage with local artists, stand up against sexual violence, and create a vision for healthy relationships and a culture of respect. Entertainment and refreshments will also be avaialble. Pre-registration required. (eventbrite.com/e/kau-rally-for-respect-tickets-51863424900)

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival
Contact for locations in Kailua-Kona and times, Nov. 9-18, free. Enjoy parades, cupping competitions, juried art shows, recipe competitions, lei contests and more while celebrating the region’s rich agricultural coffee heritage. (konacoffeefest.com)

Meet the Finalists for UH Hilo Chancellor
Rose and Raymond Tseng Terrace, 200 W. Kawili St., 10:15 a.m., free. The four finalists for University of Hawai i at Hilo chancellor are Kristin Croyle, Bonnie Irwin, Ming-Tung Lee and Terisa Riley. Each will participate in a final round of interviews with campus and community stakeholder groups, as well as individuals on the Hilo campus. The public is invited to meet the finalists and offer feedback. (348-4936)

Jocelyn Michelle Jazz Organ Quintet with Special Guest Binti Bailey
Gertrude’s Jazz Bar, 75-5699 Alii Drive, 6:30 p.m., contact for cost. (327-5299)


Tiki Fest at the Royal Kona Resort
Royal Kona Resort, 75-5852 Alii Drive, Nov. 17-18, 3 p.m., contact for cost. The Tiki Fest features a live concert starring local icons Henry Kapono and Johnny Valentine from 5 to 7 p.m., and showcases the art of Brad Parker, Dennis Mathewson and Rockwood Ricc, as well as many local Tiki artisans. (329-3111)

‘A Mother’s Prayer’ Christmas Bazaar
Panaewa Park, 100 Ohuohu St., 10 a.m., $20. There will be healthy food choices, Polynesian food, water slides, bouncy castles, craft vendors, entertainment and a Portuguese horseshoe tournament. (990-8944)


Holiday Pie Sale
KTA Puainako, 50 E. Puainako St., 10 a.m. through Dec. 1, $12 donation. There will be apple and pumpkin pie sales to benefit Kua o Ka La Public Charter School, Pahoa, which was displaced by lava flows. For three or more pies, call the Bakery Department. (959-9111)

Niall de Burca
Kahilu Theatre, 67-1186 Lindsey Road, 4 p.m., $25-65. One of Ireland’s finest traditional storytellers, Niall de Búrca, will be spinning his tales on the Kahilu stage. Stories are what make us human, and Niall has mastered the art of using words as an instrument in connecting people. (885-6868, kahilutheatre.org)


Pet Photos with Santa
Prince Kuhio Plaza, 111 E. Puainako St., 5 p.m., free. Reserve your time before coming in. (celebrateyourholiday.com)

The Hawaii Nikkei Legacy Exhibit
Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union, 73 5611 Olowalu St., 8 a.m. through Nov. 28, free. The Nisei Veterans Legacy, in conjunction with the Japan-America Society of Hawaii and the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, has produced a photographic exhibit that documents the Japanese American experience in Hawaii. The exhibit intends to foster deeper understanding of the Japanese-American culture and enhance relations between Japan and Hawaii. (930-7700)


The Ahmyo Retreat
Contact for location in Holualoa, schedule and cost. Featuring Adamus Saint-Germain and hosted by Geoffrey and Linda Hoppe. Saint-Germain will discuss the difference between
the human life and the Ahmyo life. He’ll guide sessions for attendees to live an embodied and enlightened life. Limited to 30 participants. Sessions will be translated into Japanese. (store.crimsoncircle.com/the-ahmyo-retreat-kona-hawaii-november-11-15-2018-ap.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, work- shops, 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)

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)

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)