Island Breeze
Kahilu Theatre, 67-1186 Lindsey Road, 7 p.m., contact for cost. Award-winning Hawaiian slack key guitarist Jeff Peterson, shakuhachi (bamboo flute) grand master Riley Lee and taiko master Kenny Endo join forces to create a unique blend of music crossing culture and tradition. (kahilutheatre.org, 885-6868)


Navigating the Night Sky 2018
Imiloa Astronomy Center, 600 Imiloa Pl, Hilo, 7:00 p.m., $8-10. An interactive program that features observations from the Visitor Information Station on Maunakea, coupled with a presentation by Imiloa staff on the Oceanic navigational starlines and Hawaiian Star Compass. (imiloahawaii.org)

Gingerbread House Decorating Event
Menehune Coffee Co., 84-5227 Mamalahoa Hwy., 3 p.m., $25. Bring the kids and the adults to Menehune Coffee’s gingerbread house decorating event. Participants will receive one assembled gingerbread house, three cookie ornaments, frosting, a variety of candies and sprinkles. Reservations recommended. (238-0627)


Songs & Stories
Kukuau Studio, 43 Kukuau St., 6 p.m., $5-$10/sliding scale. Join host Steve Roby, and get to know the island’s top songwriters as they play their favorite songs and share the stories that inspired them in this new monthly event, podcast and video series. No one turned away. (kukuaustudio.com)


2018 Jingle Bell Beach 5K Fun Run
Coconut Grove Marketplace, 75-5809 Alii Drive, 7:30 a.m., contact for cost. This fun and festive holiday-themed event encourages participation from all ages and fitness levels. There will be a free Kid’s Fun Run for runners age 6 and under. The event starts and finishes along the stunning oceanfront setting on historic Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona at Coconut Grove Marketplace. (register.chronotrack.com)

Christmas with Mikala and Friends
Hilo Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., 6 p.m., $12.24-$17.55. Come join some of Hilo’s favorite performers for Christmas with Mikala and Friends. Guests include Justine Thompson, Jackie Pualani Johnson, Skyla Lee, Norman Arancon, Reina Dawn, Christopher Tomich, Terri Thomas, Lilinoe Kauahikaua, Valerie Poindexter and Bridge Hartman, and Randal McEndree, with kumu Paul Neves on bass and Greg Souza on drums. (935-7010)

Messiah Sing Along
First United Protestant Church of Hilo, 1350 Waianuenue Ave., 2 p.m., free. Join this 12th annual singalong hosted by Hilo Community Chorus. (935-1072)


Soup for Soul with Chef Amelia Antonucci-Fisher
The Spoon Shop, 73-4976 Kamanu St., 11:30 a.m., $95. Chef Amelia Antonucci-Fisher shares more delicious soup recipes, including Winter Vegetable topped with Crema, Clam Chowder, Turkey Chili, Coconut Sweet Potato Bisque and Tomato Basil Bisque with a Grilled Cheese Sandwich. (887-7666)


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)