Cosplay 101
Aloha Theatre, 79-7384 Hawaii Belt Road, 6:30 p.m., contact for cost. In this hands-on series, attendees will practice and learn professional insider tips, including creating their dream character, designing sketches and patterns, introductory sewing, armor crafting, wig and hair care, special effects makeup, prop and weaponry building, painting and more! At the end of the series, participate in a cosplay runway show, followed by a professional photo shoot. Attendees must be age 16 or older. Basic cosplay materials provided. (alohatheatre.com)


HawaiiTea CoOp Media Day
The Hawaii Medicinal Tea & Herb Cooperative, 11-3051 Volcano Road, 9 a.m., free. The Hawaii Medicinal Tea & Herb Cooperative will offer tours of the fields and nursery, as well as answer questions about future and present plans. (967-8234)


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., Nov 2-16, 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)


100% Pure Kona Coffee Half Marathon
Big Island Running Company, 75-5807 Alii Drive, 6:30 a.m., $60. This half marathon is an out and back course. The route, located along the scenic Alii Drive, begins at Coconut Grove Marketplace, running south to the End of the World where it loops around and heads back to the start. (327-9333)

‘Ride The Breaks’ Hip Hop Cultural Festival
Kona Town Night Market, Kona Brew Lots, 74-5617 Pawai Place, 1:30 p.m., free. Live performances by Ka Pa Hula N Wai Iwi Ola with Kumu Keala Ching, Kona Dance and Performance Arts, and Mr. Kneel. Also featuring Honey Larochelle, Jamalski, and DJs Forrest Getem Gump, Leanski, Sato Reptank, Rox C Brown and Gyu Za. Dance competitions include 3-by-3 Breaking Battle and 2-by-2 All Styles. There will also be a keiki fun zone and local vendors, artists and food. All beer garden sales benefit Kona Dance and Performing Arts. (ridethebreaks@gmail.com)

Fantuzzi & the Flexible Band
Kukuau Studio, 43 Kukuau St., 6 p.m. $10-$20/sliding scale. Dance to mystic Latin rhythms infused with reggae and Afro funk. No one turned away. (kukuaustudio.com)


Growing Edible & Medicinal Mushrooms
Society for Kona’s Education and Arts, 84-5191 Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, 1:00 p.m., $55. Learn how to team with certain fungi to grow food on logs, stumps and wood chips. Class taught by land steward professionals, horticulturists, designers and ecologists. (328-9392)

Healthy Cooking Demonstration by Chef Mashall Freitas
Mauna Loa School Gymnasium, 172 Kapiolani St., 2 p.m., free. Join us as Chef Marshall Freitas demonstrates healthy meals with free samples. No reservation needed.(359-1641, ahwhawaii@gmail.com)


Paradise Roller Girls Rookie Camp 2018
Wainaku Gym, 30 Aikane Loop, Hilo, 7 p.m. Learn roller derby or hone your skills. Rookie Camp lasts 8 weeks and is taught by experienced PRG coaches. Practices will cover basic skating (form, crossovers, stops, and safe falls), off-skates drills for general fitness and introductory roller derby skills. At the end of Rookie Camp, skaters interested in learning more advanced roller derby skills and gameplay will be assessed for skill level to
ensure that it’s safe for them to participate in contact drills. All participants are required to have skates and protective gear. Contact if gear is needed. (facebook.com/paradiserollergirls)


Salsa Series
Kahilu Theatre, 67-1186 Lindsey Road, 5:30 p.m., contact for cost. This salsa series helps beginners to understand and improve on the basics of salsa in a fun and friendly learning environment. No partner necessary. Recommended for teens and adults. Drop-in students welcome. (princedanceinstitute.com)


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)