Beginners & Everyone Ceramics Class
High Fire Hawaii, 223 A Kilauea Ave., 6 p.m., $175. Learn wheel-throwing or hand-building fundamentals, including centering, throwing and trimming vessels on the wheel and/or slabs, coils and textures in hand-building projects. Students will make cups, bowls or vases. Includes 12 pounds of clay, firings, glazes and limited open studio access. (We will glaze our vessels on the 5th week of class.) Beginners through skilled potters are welcome. (935-8380, highfirehawaii.com)

Holiday Pie Sale
KTA Puainako, 50 E. Puainako St., daily through Dec. 1, 10 a.m., $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)

The Hawaii Nikkei Legacy Exhibit
Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union, 73 5611 Olowalu St., 8 a.m., 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)


Open Mic Night
Big Island Brewhaus, 64-1066 Mamalahoa Hwy., 6 p.m., free. Share your talent and enjoy a night of live music. Musicians under 21 require signed approval at least one week in advance of performance. (887-1717)


14-inch Succulent Wreath Workshop Waimea
Pre-registration required by Nov. 30 for Dec. 1 event at Waimea Yoga, 65-1253 Kawaihae Road, 5:30 p.m, $50/wreath. Participants will receive a 14-inch wreath and a large assortment of living, colorful succulents to choose from. Please bring scissors and gloves. (aloha@elephboutique.com)

University of Hawaii at Hilo Law Fair
University of Hawai i at Hilo, Mookini Library Lanai, 200 W. Kawili St., 10:30 a.m., free. Meet with a representative of the William S. Richardson School of Law at the UH Hilo Law School Fair. (lawadm@hawaii.edu, 956-3479, 932-7774)

‘A Christmas Story’
Aloha Theatre 79-7384 Mamalahoa Hwy., 7:30 p.m., contact for cost. Enjoy a hilarious story that resonates with everyone who has ever felt the spirit of a family Christmas. (red.vendini.com)

Fall 2018 Great Leaps Dance Concert
University of Hawaii at Hilo, Performing Arts Center, 200 W. Kawili St., 7:30 p.m., $3. Watch more than 150 UH Hilo, HCC and community dancers perform ballet, jazz, modern and aerial dance pieces choreographed by instructors Celeste Staton, Annie Bunker and Kea Kapahua, as well as guest choreographers and graduating students’ senior projects. (932-7490, artscenter.uhh.hawaii.edu)


Big Island Ballroom Dance Club Christmas Dance
Aunty Sally’s Luau House, 799 Pi’ilani St., 5:30 p.m., $20-$30. Couples and singles are welcome to attend. Ballroom and Latin music will be played for those wanting to dance. (935-5111)

Waimea Twilight Parade
Parker Ranch Center, 67-1175 Hawaii Belt Road, 5:30 p.m., free. Celebrate Aloha Spirit by donating to the Bucket Brigade on the parade route. Proceeds benefit The Big Island Giving Tree. Early attendees can visit the redemption booth outside the Fireside Food Court and receive a free glow-in-the-dark necklace from Parker Ranch Center. (885-7178)


Big Island Jeep Club December Beach Day Meeting at Makalawena
Pine Tree Cafe, 3-4038 Hulikoa Drive, 9:20 a.m., free. We are sure to have some fun rambling into Maks again. Bring chairs, coolers, umbrellas, etc. (facebook.com/bigislandjeepclub)


NOAA Ocean Users Workshop
West Hawaii Civic Center, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy., 6 p.m., free. NOAA Office of Law Enforcement, NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and NOAA Fisheries will hold a public workshop to discuss safe and lawful wildlife viewing and boating around Hawaii’s marine mammals and sea turtles. Whale and dolphin watchers, boat captains, ocean tour operators and other ocean users are encouraged to attend. 50-person limit. (879-2818 ext. 225, allen.tom@noaa.gov)


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)