Tuesday, July 29, 2014

SUNDAY, Jan. 1

NEW PARADIGM LIVING SEMINAR

Where: Dragon's Eye Farm & Learning Center, Kapoho

When: 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 1

Details: Sharing insights from 18 years of experience in intentional community living, this seminar covers a range of topics from Continuum parenting, educating youth, homesteading, home-economics, personal health, and community ties. Cost $10/person, partners $5.

Contact: Kaika Welch, 808 965-9371, info@dragonseyecenter.org

TUESDAY, Jan. 3

QIGONG

Where: Hilo Armory

When: 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 3

Details: Qi Gong is a low-impact exercise which includes stretching and meditation for fitness and health. Registration required. Cost for 10 sessions is $30. To register or for more information call Bert at 961-8706.

Contact: Bert Mukai, 961-8706

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Where: Parks & Recreation, Kamana Street

When: 11 a.m. Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 3

Details: The Department of Parks & Recreation will offer this weekly photography class for beginners. Topics will cover basic camera functions, through intermediate level of taking good pictures. Fee is $10 for entire course. Camera and tripod required.

Contact: Parks & Recreation, 961-8710

ADULT BEGINNING HULA

Where: Culture & Arts Center, 28 Shipman St.

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 3

Details: Bring a composition book for this class taught by Pua Brown. Space is limited. Cost for eight sessions is $40. For more information or to register, call Bert at 961-8706.

Contact: Bert Mukai, 961-8706

BEGINNER GUITAR CLASSES

Where: East Hawaii Cultural Center, 141 Kalakaua St., Hilo

When: 4-5 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 4 (ends after five weeks)

Details: Learn the basic guitar fundamentals of strumming, cords and scales from Frank Rolon. No experience required.

Contact: Claudine, 961-5711

ADULT INTERMEDIATE HULA

Where: Culture & Arts Center, 28 Shipman St.

When: 7 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 3

Details: Participants must have taken Pua Brown's Beginning Hula Level II. Cost for eight sessions is $40. For more information or to register, call Bert at 961-8706.

Contact: Bert Mukai, 961-8706

LEARN TO DANCE

Where: Hilo Elks Lodge, 150 Kinoole St.

When: 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: Hilo Bay Dance Club classes begin Jan. 3, with beginning rumba, intermediate foxtrot and advanced West Coast swing. See our website, www.hilobaydanceclub.com, for the 10-week syllabus and schedule. Beginners always welcome. Come early to register before class.

Contact: Andrew Bisset, 345-0280, andrewbisset@hawaii.rr.com

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4

BEGINNING YOGA

Where: Hilo Armory, upstairs room

When: 9 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 6:30 a.m. Thursdays

Details: This beginning yoga class is taught by Catherine Southern. Bring your own mat and towel. Cost is $30 for 10 sessions (Mondays & Wednesdays); $15 for five sessions (Thursdays). For more information or to register, call Bert at 961-8706.

Contact: Bert Mukai, 961-8706

BEGINNING YOGA EVENINGS

Where: Hilo Armory, upstairs room

When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays

Details: This beginning yoga class is taught by Catherine Southern. Bring your own mat and towel. Cost is $15 for 5 sessions. For more information or to register, call Bert at 961-8706.

Contact: Bert Mukai, 961-8706

BEGINNING YOGA II EVENINGS

Where: Hilo Armory, upstairs room

When: 7 p.m. Wednesdays

Details: This beginning yoga II class is taught by Catherine Southern. Bring your own mat and towel. Cost is $15 for 5 sessions. For more information or to register, call Bert at 961-8706.

Contact: Bert Mukai, 961-8706

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES

Where: Church of the Holy Cross, 440 W. Lanikaula St., multipurpose room

When: 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays

Details: Big Island Ballroom Dance Club will be teaching the following dances: beginning foxtrot, beginning East Coast swing, and intermediate night club two step. Costs is $5 per class which covers all 10 lessons along with a $10 annual membership fee.

Contact: Violet Oliver, 938-0691, bigislanddance@gmail.com

THURSDAY, Jan. 5

WRITING FOR ESL

Where: Hawaii Community College Intensive English Program

When: 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5

Details: This is a writing and grammar class for ESL students. This eight-week course will help you to prepare for work or college. Three levels are offered. Testing takes place Jan. 5 to find the right level for you. Classes will be held Tuesdays-Thursdays. Residents $250.

Contact: Steven Clements, 808-934-2697, stevencc@hawaii.edu

READING FOR ESL

Where: Hawaii Community College Intensive English Program

When: 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5

Details: Reading and vocabulary for ESL students. This intensive eight-week course will help you to prepare for work or college. Small classes and experienced teachers. Three levels are offered. Testing takes place on Jan. 5 to find the right level for you. Classes are Tuesdays-Fridaysi. Residents $250. Visit www.iephawaii.com.

Contact: Steven Clements, 934-2697, stevencc@hawaii.edu

ADULT BEGINNING HULA II

Where: Culture & Arts Center, 28 Shipman St.

When: 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Jan. 5

Details: Participants must have taken Pua Brown's Beginning Hula Level I. Cost for eight sessions is $40. For more information or to register, call Bert at 961-8706.

Contact: Bert Mukai, 961-8706

ONGOING

LOW-IMPACT EXERCISE CLASSES

Where: YMCA, Lanikaula

When: 10:45 a.m. Mondays

Details: Low-impact exercise based on Rosen Method Moving. Based on full range-of-motion movements from physical therapy, it's a complete, gentle workout to keep the body healthy. Ongoing.

Contact: Nory, 640-9536, enjoymotion@gmail.com

AQUA ZUMBA

Where: YWCA of Hawaii Island, 145 Ululani St.

When: 9-9:55 a.m. Mondays

Details: The YWCA Aquatics program provides Aqua Zumba classes conducted by Zumba instructor Haley Rosehill in the solar-heated and salt-water swimming pool. For information about the class and fees, please contact Hoku Sumiki 935-7141, ext. 211.

Contact: Hoku Sumiki, 935-7141, ext. 211, aquatics@ywcahawaiiisland.org

LEARN THE ART OF FENCING

Where: Hilo and Mountain View

When: Varies

Details: Join a lively, spirited sport that emphasizes physical/aerobic conditioning, mental agility and strategic thinking. Newcomers and spectators welcome. No experience necessary. Join and give body and brain a workout.

Contact: Gayle Chavez, 985-8702, hawaiifencing@gmail.com

TRADITIONAL WADO KARATE

Where: Sangha Hall, 424 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Details: Beginners meet 5-6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, advanced students, 6-7 p.m. Mixed class meets 5-6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Visitors welcome to observe.

Contact: Craig, 987-1465, www.hawaiiwadokarate.com

ART CLASSES for DISABLED ADULTS

Where: Wailoa Center, 200 Piopio St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays

Details: The Big Island Stroke Club offers drawing and painting classes for stroke survivors and disabled adults. Dennis Leatherman shows you how to unlock your talents! $10/month, space limited, call the American Heart Association at 961-2825.

Contact: Shauna Tuohy, American Heart Association, 936-6922, shauna.tuohy@heart.org

BEGINNING ADULT UKULELE LESSONS

Where: The Island of Hawaii YMCA, 300 W. Lanikaula St.

When: 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Details: This beginning adult ukulele class is free to YMCA members (must show YMCA ID), $5 for all non-members. Must bring your own ukulele. Call the YMCA for more information at 935-3721.

Contact: B. Atagi, 935-3721, ymca-batagi@hawaii.rr.com

WATER AEROBICS

Where: YWCA of Hawaii Island, 145 Ululani St.

When: 8-8:55 a.m. Mondays-Saturdays; 11-11:55 a.m. Mondays-Fridays; 5-5:55 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

Details: The YWCA of Hawaii Island will be offering water aerobics classes conducted in the solar-heated and saltwater pool. For information about the class and fees, please contact Hoku Sumiki 935-7141, ext. 211.

Contact: Hoku, 935-7141, ext. 211, aquatics@ywcahawaiiisland.org

STRETCHING, TONING AND BALANCE

Where: YWCA of Hawaii Island, 145 Ululani St.

When: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

Details: The YWCA of Hawaii Island is now offering stretching, toning and balance classes in the Ka Hale Hiilani Hall. Classes are conducted by Hoku Sumiki.

Contact: Hoku, 935-7141, ext. 211, aquatics@ywcahawaiiisland.org

CORE AND CRUNCH

Where: YWCA of Hawaii Island, 145 Ululani St.

When: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays

Details: The YWCA of Hawaii Island is now offering core and crunch classes taught by Hoku Sumiki.

Contact: Hoku, 935-7141, ext. 211, aquatics@ywcahawaiiisland.org

ZUMBA GOLD

Where: YWCA of Hawaii Island, 145 Ululani St.

When: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays

Details: The YWCA of Hawaii Island is now offering Zumba Gold classes taught by Zumba instructor Haley Rosehill.

Contact: Hoku, 935-7141, ext. 211, aquatics@ywcahawaiiisland.org

ZUMBA GOLD HI & LO

Where: YMCA, 300 W. Lanikaula St., Hilo

When: 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays

Details: Go at your own pace with instructor Evelyn Costa.

Contact: Evelyn, 981-2340, 938-6831, or YMCA, 935-3721, Evelynhawaii@aol.com

ZUMBA HI & LO

Where: YMCA, 300 W. Lanikaula St., Hilo

When: 8-9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

Details: Feel the music and lose some calories with Evelyn Costa.

Contact: Evelyn, 981-2340 or 938-6831 or YMCA at 935-3721, Evelynhawaii@aol.com

AEROBICS: CARDIO/STEP/KICKBOXING

Where: YMCA, 300 W. Lanikaula St.

When: 9:15 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

Details: Come do cardio, toning with dumbbells or bands, also legs and abs. Mondays include aerobic cardio, Wednesdays have step aerobic cardio, and Fridays have kickboxing cardio and ball for legs and abs workout. For all ages, go at your own pace.

Contact: Evelyn Costa, 981-2340, 938-6831; or YMCA at 935-3721, Evelynhawaii@aol.com

GROUP SWIM LESSONS

Where: YWCA of Hawaii Island, 145 Ululani St.

When: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays; 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays.

Details: Classes are 30 minutes and swimming levels range from infant swimming to Level 4.

Contact: Hoku Sumiki, 935-7141, ext. 211, aquatics@ywcahawaiiisland.org

NOVICE SWIM TEAM

Where: YWCA of Hawaii Island, 145 Ululani St.

When: 3-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursday (beginner/advanced); 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays (elite advanced)

Details: This novice swim team focuses on improving stroke technique, building endurance and stamina targeted towards competitive swimming.

Contact: Hoku Sumiki, 935-7141, ext. 211, aquatics@ywcahawaiiisland.org

INTERNET & EMAIL BASICS

Where: SeniorNet, 891 Ululani St.

When: 10 a.m. Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays

Details: Have fun exploring the World Wide Web and sending email, ecards and photos to friends and family. Only eight students per class, taught by seniors for seniors. Cost is $36 per six-hour class plus $40 annual membership fee.

Contact: Lois Zimmermann, 974-7603, cyberlu@gmail.com

BASIC WORD PROCESSING ON THE COMPUTER

Where: SeniorNet, 891 Ululani St.

When: 10 a.m. Mondays-Wednesdays

Details: Use Microsoft Word 2007 to edit and format documents. This is not a typing class. Only eight students per class taught by seniors for seniors. Cost is $36 per six-hour class plus $40 annual membership fee.

Contact: Lois Zimmermann, 974-7603, cyberlu@gmail.com

CINEMA WORKSHOP

Where: East Hawaii Cultural Center, 141 Kalakaua St.

When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday

Details: Lee Walzcuk leads this cinema workshop every Wednesday in the Annex. Learn about making movies. Fee is $10 per class. All ages welcome.

Contact: Linda Craig, 961-5711, info@ehcc.org

JOY IN MOVING

Where: Hilo Missionary Church

When: 9 a.m. Tuesdays

Details: Based on The Rosen Method. Full range-of-motion movements from physical therapy leading to a complete, gentle workout. Prevent injury, improve balance, coordination and other benefits. Experience relaxation, connection and well-being in action.

Contact: Nory, 640-9536, enjoymotion@gmail.com

JOY IN MOVING

Where: East Hawaii Cultural Center

When: 9-10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

Details: Based on The Rosen Method. Full range-of-motion movements from physical therapy leading to a complete, gentle workout. Prevent injury, improve balance, coordination and other benefits. Experience relaxation, connection and well-being in action. Fee is $35 for one week, $40 for two.

Contact: Nory, 640-9536, enjoymotion@gmail.com

ZAZEN SITTING MEDITATION

Where: Akiko's Buddhist Bed & Breakfast

When: Various times and days

Details: Sitting meditation from 6:45-8:20 p.m. Sundays, Mondays and Fridays, and 5:20-6:20 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Develop breathing, calmness and inner strength. Beginning instruction offered.

Contact: Akiko Masuda, 963-6422, msakiko@hawaii.rr.com

TROPICAL SOUL: MOVEMENT, RHYTHM AND DANCE

Where: Pahoa Community Center

When: 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays

Details: This class is designed for women over 55. It is low-impact and is inspired by yoga, belly dance and African dance. Learn to isolate groups of muscles. Learn to play live percussion. Free. Bring mat or thick towel.

Contact: Zulema Maixala, 965-7112

PIANO CLASSES

Where: East Hawaii Cultural Center, 141 Kalakaua St.

When: 1-5 p.m. Wednesdays

Details: Instructor Anu will teach lessons for children and adults. Will be great for children or adults. Classes are every Wednesday of the month. Private lessons are from 1-3 p.m. and group lessons are from 3-5 p.m. For more information, call EHCC at 961-5711.

Contact: Angie, 961-5711, info@ehcc.org

MASK MAKING

Where: East Hawaii Cultural Center annex, 141 Kalakaua St.

When: 5-7 p.m. Thursdays

Details: Every Thursday evening, come and learn how to create masks with instructor Lee Walczuk. The fee is $10 and all ages are welcome.

Contact: Tasha, 808-961-5711, info@ehcc.org

OPEN LIFE DRAWING

Where: East Hawaii Cultural Center, 141 Kalakaua St., Hilo

When: 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: $10 per session. Participants must bring their own supplies and materials. Call for more information.

Contact: EHCC, 961-5711, info@ehcc.org

PRINTMAKING

Where: East Hawaii Cultural Center, 141 Kalakaua St.

When: 5-8 p.m. Thursdays

Details: This class will be presented in a studio workshop format with individual freedom and creativity encouraged. Explore different methods of printmaking. Fee is $5 per session. Open to ages 15+.

Contact: Angie Palma, 961-5711, info@ehcc.org

LEARN MAGIC

Where: East Hawaii Cultural Center, Hilo

When: 4-5 p.m. Wednesday

Details: This course will effectively provide the beginner or novice with the skills and understanding to perform with everyday household items. You will learn how to perform various routines with playing cards, coins, ripe, silk, etc. Open to all ages. Monthly fee is $45. Call 961-5711 to register.

Contact: Claudine, 961-5711, admin@ehcc.org

HAND BELLS

Where: Church of The Holy Cross, 440 Lanikaula St.

When: 5 p.m. Thursdays,

Details: Learn to play hand bells and hand chimes. Learn about rhythm, music terms and teamwork while playing fun music and Christmas favorites. Easy note reading required. No charge for first class. Monthly fee is $10.

Contact: Fumi Maeda, 959-3526

HAN SHI YI CHUAN

Where: 16-2087 Jewel Drive, Pahoa

When: 5 p.m. Sundays

Details: Internal Kung Fu taught by Master Han Jing Chen, who was trained and certified in China. Yi Chuan (intent fist) is the central core of Chi Kung, Taoist, Buddhist practice and all aspects of fist. Cost is $10 per class.

Contact: Glenn Pasion, 989-9635, ckthetruth@hotmail.com

HAN SHI YI CHUAN

Where: Liliuokalani Park, near Tea House

When: 9:30 a.m. Saturdays

Details: Internal Kung Fu at Liliuokalani Park. Yi Chuan (intent fist) is the central core of Chi Kung, Taoist, Buddhist practice and all aspects of fist. Teacher trained and certified in China by Master Han Jing Chen, sole inheritor. $10 per class.

Contact: Andrew Plack, 935-7207, andrew@arplack.com

DOG PSYCHOLOGY & SOCIALIZATION SUNDAYS

Where: Liliuokalani Park, Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 2-4 p.m. Sundays

Details: The East Hawaii Dog Psychology Center offers free classes for dog owners with socialization and/or behavior problems. Coordinators focus on problem solving and general socialization to create well-behaved dogs. Career training also available.

Contact: Carl Oguss, 933-9763, easthawaiidogpsychologycenter@yahoo.com

FREESTYLE UKULELE

Where: East Hawaii Cultural Center conference room, Hilo

When: 4 p.m. Wednesdays

Details: Frank Rolon, a teacher of seven years, will teach a beginners freestyle ukulele class. Students are encouraged to bring their own ukulele/stand. Visit www.youtube.com/Blueskybase1 and Hawaiiukulelelessons.com. For more information, call EHCC at 961-5711.

Contact: Claudine, 961-5711, admin@ehcc.org

YOGA FOR SENIORS AT COMMUNITY CENTERS

Where: Keaau/Pahoa/Mountain View Community Centers

When: Times vary

Details: Yoga for Seniors at Pahoa Community Center at 9:30 a.m. Strengthen your body, deepen your breath, nurture your spirit. Classes are donation-based. Call Luna Sophia for more info at 333-9680. Classes in Keaau on Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m. and Thursdays at 9 a.m., and Mountain View on Tuesdays at 4 p.m.

Contact: Luna Sophia, 333-9680, foundation4yoga@yahoo.com

or YMCA, 935-3721

BEGINNING AIKIDO CLASSES

Where: 29 Shipman St., Room 203, Koehnen's Alley, Hilo

When: weekdays, Sundays, various times

Details: Spaces available in aikido classes: Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday, 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, 4:45 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m. Learn self-defense skills, discipline, focus, cooperation, stretching and strengthening and have fun. Two or more classes/week, $60/month. Children's classes available. Nonprofit. www.AikidoOfHilo.org

Contact: Barbara Klein, 935-2454, AikidoOfHilo@HawaiianTel.net

COMING

ADULT BEGINNING UKULELE

Where: Culture & Arts Office, 28 Shipman St.

When: 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7

Details: This class taught by Patrick Inouye is for adults wanting to learn basic ukulele. Bring your own ukulele. Cost for eight sessions is $40. To register, call Bert at 961-8706.

Contact: Bert Mukai, 961-8706

FREE ZUMBA FITNESS CLASS

Where: Hilo Church of the Nazarene, 595 Kupulau Road

When: 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7

Details: Come join Charlie and Ariane Cabrera for a free one-hour Zumba party. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes and bring a sweat towel and a water bottle. Free Shakeology will be served after class.

Contact: Ariane Cabrera, 960-7132, awcabrera@aol.com

LYRICAL MODERN/JAZZ WORKSHOP

Where: UH-Hilo Old Gym, Kapiolani Street

When: 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 8

Details: Andy Taylor-Blenis returns to Hilo to present a dance workshop in which participants will focus on alignment, musicality, breath, and expansion of movement based on the techniques of Luigi, Jose Limon, and Lester Horton. Cost is $10/$8 or with afternoon Folk Dance workshop, 1-2:30 p.m.: $18/$14.

Contact: Trina Nahm-Mijo, 934-2574, nahmmijo@hawaii.edu

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