Hilo Farmer’s Market
Corner of Kamehameha Ave. and Mamo St., 7 a.m., free. Come for local produce, fresh fish, vegetables, flowers, plants, baked goods and bento lunches, as well as local arts and crafts. (933-1000)

Kupuna Hula Festival
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay, 78-128 Ehukai St., 8 a.m., free. The 36th annual Hawaii Kupuna Hula Festival honors kupuna age 55 and up while perpetuating the practice of hula and other cultural traditions. A Hawaiian crafts fair also takes place in the foyer of the main ballroom. Reservations recommended. (323-4340)


Mauna Lani Hotel Bay Hotel & Bungalows, 68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive, 7 a.m., $15-$499. This is a four-day, nonprofit fundraising event for STEAM education for island children, action-packed with avid gamers, comic and fantasy artists, sci-fi movie producers and stars, geek life, anime fans, cosplayers and much more. Celebrity photo ops will be available as well. (hawaiicon.com)


Hawaii Island Festival of Birds
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay, 78-128 Ehukai St., Sept. 14-17, 7 a.m., $60-$250. This four-day event invites participants to celebrate Hawaii’s birds during several days of birding events, from community walks to visits to the protected Hakalau NWR. Bird lovers can expect to see native honeycreepers found only in Hawaii, the Hawaiian nene goose, Hawaiian hawk, short-eared owl, Hawai’i elepaio, omao, apapane, and iiwi. This festival supports the Hawai i Island Coast to Coast Birding Trail and the Hawaii Wildlife Center. (331-3655, info@birdfesthawaii.org)


Paniolo Parade and Hoolaulea
Waimea Cherry Blossom Park, 10 a.m., free. This parade features pau princesses on horseback with attendees (complete with “pooper scooper” brigades) and horses decorated with the flowers of their respective islands. The parade ends at Waimea Baseball field and is followed by a crafts fair featuring island foods, games, arts and crafts, Hawaiian products and live Hawaiian musical entertainment. (hawaiiislandfestival.org)

Waimea Hoolaulea
Waimea Baseball Field, 65-1260 Kawaihae Road, 11 a.m., free. Hawaii’s version of a country fair, the hoolaulea is an island tradition. Crafts, homemade clothing, jewelry, lauhala products and more are on hand, as are the food and snack booths, including the ever-popular fried fish, kole and menpachi. Community olelo by the keiki and taiko drummers welcome guests to the event, which also features Hawaiian music and hula. (936-3706, akana@cfht.hawaii.edu)

Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Old Kona Airport Beach, walking path, contact for time, free. This one- to three-mile walk aims to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s and support for Alzheimer’s Association. The mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. (518-6652, rmhalloran@alz.org)

‘The Identical Strangers’ Documentary Film Showing
Palace Theater, 30 Haili St., 7 p.m., $8.50. Three strangers are reunited by astonishing coincidence after being born identical triplets, separated at birth and adopted by three different families. Their jaw-dropping, feel-good story instantly becomes a global sensation complete with fame and celebrity. However, the fairy-tale reunion sets in motion a series of events that unearth an unimaginable secret. (hilopalace.com)


Kona Village Stroll and Afternoon at the Palace Concert
Alii Drive, Kailua Kona, 1 p.m., free. Stroll through historic Kailua Village, which is closed off to vehicle traffic, and enjoy more than 100 vendor booths, oceanside restaurants, local musicians and artists. Hawaiian entertainment begins at Hulihee Palace at 4 p.m. (hulihee@ilhawaii.net, hkvevents@yahoo.com, historickailuavillage.com)


CRISPR Biology: The Future of Genome Editing
University of Hawaii at Hilo, Imiloa Astronomy Center, 200 W. Kawili St., contact for time and cost. Join a talk presented by Jennifer Doudna, professor of biochemistry and chemistry at University of California, Berkeley. (932-8908 walterk@hawaii.edu)


The Wonderful World of Wine and Watercolor
Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Road, 4 p.m., $52. Artist Nancy DeLucrezia shows students how to transfer a photo onto watercolor paper. Techniques covered will include basic palette setup, color theory and mixing, masking, wet in wet, texturizing and how to create depth, highlights and shadows. A wine tasting of selections from the Hilo wine store “Grapes” is included. (volcanoartcenter.org)


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, workshops, informational booths and youth-focused activities. SNAP/ EBT purchases welcome. (896- 2151, info@hamakuaharvest.org)

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)

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)

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)