Paint and Sip Social Artworking
Gertrude’s Jazz Bar, 75-5699 Alii Dr.,5:30 p.m., $55. Local artist Kira Kamamalu helps all levels of budding artists create a finished canvas. All supplies included, including two glasses of wine, beer or Prosecco. This event is for adults and teens (teens get juice). (327-5299, contact@gertrudesjazzbar.com)


Diabetes 101 Well-being Workshop
HMSA-Hawaii Medical Services, 75-1029 Henry St. #101, 10:00 a.m., free. Nonmembers can attend if space is available. (855-329-5461, hmsa.com)

Hawaiian Language Classes
Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo, 1:00 p.m., free. (933-8890)


Aloha Friday on the Porch – Lei Making with Kaipo Ah Chong
Volcano Art Center Gallery, Ni‘aulani Campus,19-4074 Old Volcano Road, 11 a.m., free. A tropical agriculture farmer shares his expert lei-making skills with VAC visitors. As a member of Halau Na Kamalei, his experience blends the science of agriculture with Hawaiian lei and hula traditions. (967-8222, info@volcanoartcenter.org)

Little Fire Ant Workshop
Hawaii Department of Agriculture, 16 E. Lanikaula St., 9 a.m., free. Learn ant biology basics, plus management techniques including practical demonstrations on how to mix and apply the HAL gel bait. Limited seating. Pre-registration required. (315-5656, heather.forester@littlefireants.com)

An Evening with Makana
Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., 7 p.m., $30-$50. Attend a benefit concert for Kua O Ka La Charter School. One hundred percent of proceeds will go to the school. The show also will present amazing photo imagery from Hot Seat Hawaii volcanographer Mick Kalber and photographer Bruce Omori of Paradise Helicopters. (934-7010, info@hilopalace.com)


Waihooluola Indigo Dyeing Workshop
Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Road, 12:30 p.m., $75-$80. Learn the process of creating with nature’s oldest natural dye, indigo. Use traditional methods of banding and folding in traditional and modern shibori styles to create patterns as you explore the alchemy of the beautiful plant pigment. All dye stuff will be provided, and the fabric is natural fiber and sustainable. Each participant will leave with a new skill and understanding of indigo dye, as well as their own finished sample pieces. Space limited. Pre-registration required. (967-8222, workshops@volcanoartcenter.org)

Reading Tails with Pierre and Maile
Hilo Public Library, Children’s Room, 300 Waianuenue Ave., 11 a.m., free. Youngsters are encouraged to practice and improve their reading skills by reading to Pierre, the certified therapy dog. Readers choose their own books during this special time. (933-8890, gretchen.andrews@librarieshawaii.org)

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Breakout Challenge for Teens
Kailua-Kona Public Library, 75-138 Hualalai Rd, 10:00 a.m., free. Teens grades 6-8 must solve the Breakout Challenge clues in a limited amount of time to win a special prize. Participation is limited to 16 teens in four groups of four. Pre-registration required. (327-4327, librarieshawaii.org/events)


Second Annual Ohia Love Fest
Imiloa Astronomy Center, 600 Imiloa Place, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Attend a celebration of ohia trees with open admission to museum and shows all day. There will be live music, games, hula, food and drink, keiki crafts, entertainment, photo booth, talks, demonstrations, educational displays, adult crafts, rapid ohia death info and prizes. Volunteers needed. (anya.h.tagawa@hawaii.gov)

Kanikapila for Hale Iki Village
Church of the Holy Apostles, 1407 Kapiolani St., 12:45 p.m., $5. Join a kanikapila jam session to raise funds to build Hale Iki Village, a community of tiny homes for those displaced by the 2018 Puna lava flow. Bring your ukulele, a guitar, an ipo, your voice, or just come and enjoy the joyful noise. Pupu provided. (745-7363, thehroost@hotmail.com)


Duplicate Bridge Classes, Lunch and Games
The Bridge Building at Hualalai Academy, 74-4966 Kealaka‘a Street, 11:00 a.m., free. The Kona Bridge Club provides Duplicate Bridge lessons followed by lunch and an American Contract Bridge League-sanctioned game. The lessons follow the ACBL Bridge Club series and are currently using Defense in the 21st Century. Classes are structured through use of lectures with pre-dealt hands and exercises illustrating the lectures. The game has a session for beginners as well as intermediate players. (375-6821, stbrown808@gmail.com)


Hilo Hula Tuesdays at the Bandstand
Mooheau Park Bandstand, 329 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo, 11 a.m., free. Enjoy a lively hour of music and hula featuring Hilo’s Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna. (896-7284, destinationhilo@gmail.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)

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, 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)