Youth Winter Workshops at Aloha Theatre
Aloha Theatre, 79-7384 Mamalahoa Hwy., Dec. 26-Jan. 4, contact for times and costs. Aloha Theatre hosts three brand new workshops for children ages 8-12, including “The Hip-Hop Nutcracker,” “Be Your Funky Self” and “Social Media Star Camp.” (apachawaii.org)

Drew Daniels
Papaaloa Country Store & Cafe, 35-2032 Old Mamalahoa Hwy., 5:30 p.m., free. Enjoy lyrically driven, soulful folk and reggae originals as well as covers from a range of musicians, including Otis Redding, Bob Marley, Sam Cooke, Tom Waits, Tom Petty and more. (339-7614, papaaloacountrystore@gmail.com)

Stocking Stuffers
Hilo Town Tavern, 168 Keawe St., 7 p.m., $10. Join an evening of entertainment with music, singing and drinks. This event is for attendees age 21 and over. (935-2171)

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)


Keiki & Me Yoga
Hoo Hui, The Gathering Place, 81-6224 Mamalahoa Hwy., 8:30 a.m., $15. Bring kids of all ages who can lay on yoga mats (extra yoga mats are provided for babies), while the bigger kids are entertained by the nanny. Gentle meditative music throughout the class. Taught by a certified instructor. (937-9944)


Dances of Universal Peace Pahoa
Laakea community, 7 p.m., donation, $5-$10. Learn spiritual folk dances from all traditions, with gentle movements. Sing sacred, ancient phrases to create a full-body healing vibration, adding conscious movement for powerful spiritual practices. No experience is necessary. Call for directions. (982-6755)

Naniloa Bag Tag Challenge
Naniloa Volcanoes Golf Club, 120 Banyan Drive, 3 p.m., contact for cost. Handicapped weekly challenge based on players’ average score. Beginners can beat pros. (bigislanddiscgolf.com)

Fourth Friday Poetry Slam
43 Kukuau St., 6 p.m., $5. Featuring guest poet and author Kimberly Dark. Enjoy emotive readings of original works by a wide stylistic range of poets from all over the world. Sign-ups can be done on the event page through private messaging or on the day of. (kukuaustudio.com)


Wailea Mochi Pounding Festival
Akiko’s Buddhist Bed and Breakfast, 29-2091 Old Mamalahoa Hwy., 8 a.m., free. Experience making traditional rice cakes the old-fashioned way. Everyone takes their turn at pounding the glutinous sticky rice for good luck. Enjoy New Year’s crafts, calligraphy, and kadomatsu (bamboo arrangement). There will be massages, fortunetelling, I Ching readings, prayers and blessings. Local-style lunch will be available for purchase. Entertainment includes Okinawan taiko drumming, Hawaiian music with Lito Archangel, jazz with Leonard Kubo and Louanne Gurney, and special guest artists. (akikosbnb.com/activities/activities.html)

Kona Coast Pelagic Wildlife Adventure
Honokohau Marina, 74-381 Kealakehe Pkwy., 6 a.m., $170. This eight-hour open ocean adventure goes in search of marine wildlife (seabirds and marine mammals) off the Kona coast. Birding and marine wildlife will be priority; however, fishing lines will be set for trolling, and attendees will have an opportunity to reel in a pelagic fish if interested. (lance.tanino@gmail.com)

‘August at Akiko’s”
Hilo Palace Theater, 38 Haili St, 7 p.m., contact for cost. View a Big Island-shot narrative feature film about Cosmopolitan musician Alex Zhang Hungtai’s return to the island after having been away for a decade. Armed with just a suitcase and a sax, he forms a bond with the local elder, Akiko, who teaches him how to connect with the spirit of home he carries within. (934-7010)


Lava Boat Removal & Paina
Kekahakai State Beach Park, Kua Bay side, 9 a.m., free. Join an organized effort to safely dismantle and remove an abandoned boat near the highway. Tools and equipment will be provided. Wear a long-sleeve shirt, pants, hat and covered shoes, as the group will be working on raw lava, and the boat materials may contain fibreglass or sharp edges. Small party and swim at Kua to follow. (fishflags.com)


New Year’s Eve Costume Ball with Leche De Tigre
Hilo Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., 9 p.m., $30-35. Leche De Tigre performs “Dark Side of the Moon.” Enjoy a complimentary champagne or kombucha toast at midnight. (937-7010)

New Year’s Extravaganza
Grand Naniloa Resort, 93 Banyan Drive, 8 p.m., contact for cost. Join a viewing of the live-action “101 Dalmations” movie, where there will be a few furry friends from Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary to cuddle up with. Then join a dance party with a balloon drop at midnight. Watch the fireworks over Hilo Bay. Complimentary parking. Dance attendees must be age 21 or older. (969-3333)


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)

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)

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)