Ofudayaki Ceremony
Daifukuji Soto Zen Buddhist Temple, 79-7241 Mamalahoa Hwy., 10 a.m., free. Ofudayaki, the annual ceremonial burning of sacred objects, will be held with the last Kannon-ko service of the year. Bring your old omamori (Buddhist charms), ofuda (house blessing cards) and other old, burnable altar objects to the temple. All are welcome to attend this ceremony. Bring a dish to share. (322-3524)

Mokupapapa Discovery Center Science at Sea Exhibit
NOAA’s Mokupapapa Discovery Center, Hilo Bayfront, 76 Kamehameha Ave., during gallery hours through mid-February, free. More than 50 pieces of artwork inspired by local artists who participated on science expeditions aboard Falkor, the institute’s research vessel. Artwork includes watercolor paintings, drawings, photography, fiber art, resin art and data visualizations. (933-8181)


Snow Experiment
Kealakekua Public Library, 81-6619 Mamalahoa Hwy., 3:30 p.m., free. Make your own snow in this science experiment. This program is suitable for children age 4 and older. Young children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. (323-7585)


Friday Latin Dance Night
Kona Coffee and Tea, 74-5588 Palani Road, 6:30 p.m., free. Join an evening of social dancing with a no partner necessary, beginner friendly. We have dance floors indoors and outdoors. (888-873-2035)

A Christmas Cabaret
East Hawaii Cultural Center, Kahua Elua, 141 Kalakaua St., 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21-22, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 23, $35. Join a fundraiser weekend event to benefit the Hilo Community Players’ 2019-2020 theater season. Hilo’s best talent will perform holiday favorites, both traditional and contemporary. Tickets include two drinks and pupu. (hiloplayers.org)

‘The Nutcracker Ballet’ by West Hawaii Dance Theatre and Academy
Kahilu Theatre, 67-1186 Lindsey Rd, Waimea, 6 p.m. Dec. 21, 2 p.m. Dec. 22-23, $29-49. This holiday dance classic is presented with a full orchestra under the baton of maestro Brian Dollinger. Members of the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra and special guests will accompany the dancers. This production includes more than 70 dancers and guest professional dancers. (329-8876, whdt.org, kahilutheatre.org)


Free Photo with the Grinch
Kona Stories Bookstore, 78-6831 Alii Drive, Suite 142, 1 p.m., free. Drop by Kona Stories Bookstore and have your free holiday photo with the Grinch. Everyone is welcome, including well-behaved pets. (324-0350)

Celtic Christmas: Waimea Farmers Market
Paniolo Heritage Center, 67-139 Pukalani Road, 11 a.m., free. Join Hawaii Irish Dance for a special Celtic Christmas program. Enjoy Irish dance and live musical performances to celebrate the holiday season. (854-1541)


Hapuna Artisans Market
The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort, 62-100 Kaunaoa Drive, 8 a.m., free. Bring the family to the new Hapuna Artisans Market. Find an array of unique products, locally made gifts and enjoy live entertainment by local hula halau and musicians. (880-1111)

Holiday Dancehall Kickoff
Oceans Sport Bar & Grill, 75-5811 Alii Drive, 10 p.m., donations welcome. Empress Productions and Norcal Grown Music introduces DJ Hijinx and DJ Uplifter, along with Jahworks and Tiana Malone Jennings from the Pahoa side. Wear a Santa hat, and enjoy drink specials. (327-9494)


Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Connection Point Church, 15-1839 32nd Ave, Keaau, 7 p.m., free. Join a candlelight service full of Scripture readings, Christmas carols, fellowship and communion. (982-5177)


Beachfront Yule Galactivation with Sky Alan
Waipio Valley, 4:20 p.m., donations accepted. Come for live “Prayerformances” by Sky Alan and very special guests. The event features a sacred gift exchange, Cacao Elixir Ceremony, a collaborative canvas communal mural, Squish Zone and Tea Temple. There will also be storytelling featuring Muliwai Menehune. Reservations recommended. (skyalan.bandcamp.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)

Duplicate Bridge
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)

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 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)