Hawaii Island MidWeek – 8/15/18


Free Brown Bag Lunch Talk
Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, 655 Kilauea Ave., noon, free. This month’s speaker is Dennis Soares, who will present “The Four Agreements: A Solution for Peace.” Learn what the four agreements are, and how their use can create lasting peace and unity in our lives and communities. (935-7844, majidah@hawaiimediation.org)

Special Story Time with Ka Paalana
Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., 10:30 a.m., free. Special guests from the Ka Paalana Program will present a Hawaiian story and activity. Ka Paalana is a Hawaiian traveling preschool that supports the community by offering this special Hawaiian-themed event. Caregivers encouraged to attend. (933-8890, gretchen.andrews@librarieshawaii.org)


Hula Arts at Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Volcano Art Center Gallery, 11 a.m., free with admission. Join kumu hula Moses Kaho‘okele Crabbe of Halauolaokalani on the lanai as he shares his extensive knowledge of hula, language and chant for entry-level learners. (967-8222, anisha@volcanoartcenter.org)

Rapid Ohia Death Documentary Premiere
Kahilu Theatre, 7:30 p.m., contact for cost. This film highlights the importance of ohia and the current threat of rapid ohia death that is impacting thousands of acres of forest on Hawaii Island and now recently detected on Kauai. This is an opportunity to learn more about ohia, the two new fungal pathogens causing ROD and the team of scientists, conservationists and Hawaii residents to be determined to protect ohia forests. (989-7222, ambyr@hawaii.edu)


Adult Wire Jewelry Class with Alex Middleton
Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., noon, contact for cost. Tools and supplies will be provided, and sign-up is required at the reference desk. Limited seating of 10 participants. Recommended for ages 14 and older. (933-8890, justin.rajkowski@librarieshawaii.org)

Friends of the Zoo Annual General Membership Meeting
Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens, 800 Stainback Hwy., 11 a.m., contact for cost. Come join the Friends at the zoo and meet fellow animal lovers. There will be the election of board members and officers followed by a potluck lunch. (982-7798, nsbremer@gmail.com)

Dennis and Christy Soares
Hilo Coffee Mill, 17-995 Volcano Road, 10 a.m., contact for cost. Two award-winning singer-songwriters will perform live acoustic music, including pop, Hawaiian, folk, jazz and more. (345-1800, dennis_soares@hotmail.com)


E Malama Ka Moku O Hawaii Nei
Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., 2 p.m., contact for cost. Join a benefit for The Food Basket, Hawaii Island’s food bank. Kuana Torres Kahale brings friends Brittni Paiva and Mark Yamanaka for an evening of some of the best Hawaiian music, falsettos and ukulele sounds. (934-7010, info@hilopalace.com)


Mountain View Elementary School Community Council Meeting
Mountain View Elementary School, Room D101, 18-1235 Volcano Road, 2:30 p.m., free. The purpose of the council is to create opportunities for collaboration and partnership in the educational system, with a focus on a shared goal of improving student achievement and system accountability. The council functions in an advisory role. (313-3200, wilma_roddy@notes.k12.hi.us)

Standing in the Shadows of Motown
Laupahoehoe Public Library, 35-2065 Old Mamalahoa Hwy., 6 p.m., contact for cost. See a documentary that tells the story of a band that s played on more No. 1 records than the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys and Elvis combined. (962-2229, hlacirc@librarieshawaii.org)


Hilo Hula Tuesday
Mooheau Park Bandstand, 329 Kamehameha Ave., 11 a.m., free. Enjoy a lively hour of music and hula. This week features Hilo’s own Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna. (896-7284, destinationhilo@gmail.com)


Instant Drawing
Ben Franklin, 333 Kilauea Ave., Saturdays, noon, $17.50. Learn to draw everything from plants to animals to people. Participants must be age 10 or older. A supply list will be given during the first class. Participants may also bring their own pencils, paper and drawing board. (935-0005, tinacintron.art@gmail.com)

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)

Farmers Market at Hamakua Harvest
Intersection of Mamane St. 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, workshops, 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. (965-1391)

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)

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)

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)

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)