Ham Radio Operators Potluck Picnic, Sun, April 3, Manuka Park. All American Radio Emergency Service members, anyone interested in learning how to operate a ham radio and families are invited to attend. Dennis Smith, 989-3028
Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes, Sun, April 3 & 17, 2:30 p.m., Ka`u Youth Center near Na`alehu Community Center. Classes taught by kupuna Jeannette Howard are followed by informal kanikapila stressing songs of Ka`u. Free; open to all. Beverly Byouk, 936-7262
Volunteer Fire Department Meeting, Mon, April 4, 4 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033
Hawai`i County Council Meetings, Tue/Wed, April 5/6 & 19/20. Ka`u residents can participate via videoconferencing at Na`alehu State Office Building. See hawaiicounty.gov for agendas & live-streamed & archived meetings.
A Walk into the Past, Tue, April 5, 12, 19 & 26, 10 a.m., 12 p.m. & 2 p.m., Kilauea Visitor Center and Whitney Vault in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. Ka`u resident Dick Hershberger brings Hawaiian Volcano Observatory founder Thomas Jaggar to life on select Tuesdays.
Ka`u Coffee Growers Meeting, Tue, April 5, 6 – 8 p.m., Pahala Community Center.
Ocean View Neighborhood Watch meeting, Thu, April 7, 7 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. 939-2442 & 928-2015
Slack Key with Jeff Peterson, Fri, April 8, 2 p.m., Na`alehu Public Library & Tuesday, April 12, 5:30 p.m., Pahala Public & School Library. Peterson is one of Hawai`i’s most versatile and respected musicians and is at the heart of today’s Hawaiian music scene.
Pancake Breakfast, Sat, April 9, 8 – 11 a.m., Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033
Atlas Recycling at South Point U-Cart, Sat, April 9, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sunday Walk in the Park, April 10, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. This month’s Friends of Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park walk explores Sulphur Banks and `Iliahi Trail. Free for Friends members; non-members can join in order to attend. Registration required at firstname.lastname@example.org or 985-7373.
Medicine for the Mind, Sun, April 10, 4 – 5:45 p.m., Volcano Art Center in Volcano Village. Buddhist healing meditation for beginners through advanced. Free. Patty, 985-7470
Senior IDs, Mon, April 11, 9 – 11 a.m., St. Jude’s Church in Ocean View. For ages 60 and over. 928-3100
Home School Meeting, Mon, April 11, 6 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. For home-school families to have social interaction. 939-7033
Red Cross Volunteer meeting, Thu, April 14, 7 p.m., HOVE Road Maintenance Corp. office. For volunteers and those interested in becoming volunteers. Hannah Uribes, 929-9953
KRHCAI 19th Annual Membership Meeting & Conference, Fri, April 15, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Pahala Community Center. Theme is Rural Health at Work in Our Communities. Register by Sunday, April 10. 928-0101
Volunteer Forest Restoration Project, Fri, April 15, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park email@example.com
Recycling at Na`alehu School, Sat, April 16, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Na`alehu School Gym. Redeem your HI-5 sorted by type; receive 5 cents per container and additional 20 cents per pound on all aluminum. Atlas Recycling donates 20 cents per pound on all aluminum redeemed to the school. 939-2413, ext. 230
Family Reading Night, Thu, April 21, 5 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033
Hawaiian Civic Club of Ka`u, Thu, April 21, 5:30 p.m. 929-9731 or 936-7262
OVCA Board Meeting, Thu, April 21, 6 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033
Mongolian BBQ, Sat, April 23, 5 – 8 p.m., Kilauea Military Camp’s Crater Rim Café in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. 967-8356. Open to authorized patrons & sponsored guests. Park entrance fees apply; 967-8371.
HOVE Road Maintenance board of directors meeting, Tue, April 26, 10 a.m., St. Jude’s Church. 929-9910
Ka`u Food Pantry, Tue, April 26, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., St. Jude’s Episcopal Church in Ocean View.
Legal Aid, Thu, April 28, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Ocean View Community Center.
Ocean View Community Development Corp. meeting, Fri, April 29, 5 p.m., Hawaiian Ranchos office.
Exercise & Meditation
Pahala Pool Schedule: Water Exercise Mon/Wed/Fri 9 – 10 a.m.; Public Recreational Swim Mon – Fri 1 – 4 p.m., Sat/Sun 9 – 10:30 a.m. & 1 – 4 p.m.; Adult Lap Swim Mon – Fri 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Sat/Sun 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Closed March 25 & 26. 928-8177 or hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation
Pilates Plus, Mon/Wed, 4 – 5 p.m., Discovery Harbour Community Hall. Open to all ages. Exercise by DVD; bring your own equipment, ball and mat. Free w/donation of non-perishable food. Judy Knapp, 939-8149
Open Gym Volleyball, Mon/Thu, 6 – 8 p.m., Pahala Community Center. For ages 15 & up.
Aikido, Mon/Wed, 6 p.m., Pahala Hongwanji. Alan Moores, 928-0919 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginning and Intermediate Yoga, Tue/Thu, 8:30 - 10 a.m. Noa’s Island Massage in rear entrance of Ka`u Realty across from Hana Hou. Please come 10 minutes early. $10 a class or $80 for 10 classes. 756-3183
Beginners Yoga, Wed, 5:30 – 7 p.m., Volcano Art Center in Volcano Village. $5. Rob Kennedy, 985-9151
Qigong for Health and Tranquility, Thu 10 – 11:30 a.m., Mark Twain Estates. Easy to learn, slow, calming, historic forms of Daoist healing postures and meditations. Teacher Shary Crocker is a long-time student and friend of Master Kenneth Cohen. Private sessions available. $5 Donation $5 - $8. 929-7647
Hula Kahiko, Thu, 4 – 6 p.m., Discovery Harbour Community Hall. Ka`u School of the Arts, 854-1540 or email@example.com
Country Line Dancing, Thu, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Discovery Harbour Community Hall. For men & women; no partner required. Free & easy lessons (a new dance each week) for beginners & intermediate. Suzanne, 930-4678
Daily & Weekly Events & Activities
Volcano Farmers Market, Sun, 6 – 10 a.m., Cooper Center. Fruits and veggies, swap meet and more. EBT welcome.
Tutu and Me Traveling Preschool, free classes Mon/Wed, Na`alehu Community Center; Tue/Thu, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m., Pahala Community Center. 929-8571
Niaulani Nature Walks, Mon, 9:30 a.m., Volcano Art Center in Volcano Village. This one-hour nature walk travels through a portion of old-growth Hawaiian rain forest on an easy, 1/7-mile loop trail. Free (calabash donations welcome). 967-8222 or volcanoartcenter.org
Folk & Country Music, Mon/Wed, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Punalu`u Bake Shop. Gary Cole, aka Foggy, entertains diners.
Pahala Senior Center: Lunch served Mon – Fri, 10:30 a.m. for residents aged 60+. Julie, 928-3101
Na`alehu Senior Nutrition Center (Hawai`i County Nutrition Program), Lunch served Mon – Fri, 10:45 a.m. for residents aged 60+, greater Na`alehu area. 939-2505
Ocean View Nutrition Site and Senior Club hosts activities at St. Jude’s Church on Mon/Wed/Fri from 8:30 a.m. and provides lunches 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for seniors 60+. Donations requested.
Zhineng Qigong, Mon, 2 – 4 p.m., Cooper Center in Volcano Village. $10 suggested donation. firstname.lastname@example.org
Ka`u Community Chorus Rehearsals, Mon, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Discovery Harbour Community Hall; Ka`u School of the Arts, 854-1540 or email@example.com
Knit-Wits, Tue, 1 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. 929-7033
Ka`u Driver License Office, Tue/Wed by appointment. 854-7214
Family Movie Matinee, Tue, 3 p.m., Na`alehu Public Library. Free movies plus free popcorn. 939-2442
Family History/Geneology Workshops, Tue, 4 – 6 p.m., Na`alehu Mormon Church. Theresa Ducret presents free, online workshops. Appointments at 238-6221.
Basic Computer & Internet Classes, Tue, 5:30 & 6 p.m., Pahala Public & School Library. Debbie, 928-2015
Kanikapila Jam Sessions, Tue, 5:30 – 7 p.m., Volcano Art Center in Volcano Village. 967-8222
Ka`u Farmers Market, Wed, 8 a.m. – noon, Shaka’s Restaurant in Na`alehu. Produce, Hawaiiana, arts and crafts, fresh baked goods.
Na`alehu Market, Wed/Sat, 6:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Ace Hardware. Produce and locally made products.
Community Bookstore, Wed, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Kauaha`ao Church in Wai`ohinu. 938-0411
Free Dinner, Wed, 4 – 6 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. Bring a can; have a meal. Everyone welcome; volunteers needed. Donations accepted c/o OVCC. 939-7033
Ka Lena Na Keiki O Ka`u, Wed, 4 – 6 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. Nonprofit Family Support Hawai‘i sponsors this free talent group, with Chassie Cantiberos teaching song and dance. 430-7886
Baptist Church Choir Practice, Wed, 6 – 8 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033
Game Night, Wed, 6:30 – 9 p.m., Discovery Harbour Community Hall. Fun games & great conversation. Open to the public. Potluck first Wednesday of each month begins at 5:30 p.m.; bring a favorite dish for six. Sheri, 929-9258
Ka Lae Quilters, Thu, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Discovery Harbour Community Center. 238-0505
VA Center for Veterans, Thu, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. David, 329-0574
Color Me Happy, Thu, 3 – 6 p.m., Na`alehu Library. Coloring club for all ages. 939-2442
Desperately Seeking Serenity AFG meeting, Thu, 5 p.m., St. Jude’s Episcopal Church in Ocean View. Sandy, 557-9847
Women, Infant, Children Services, Fri (except holidays) at various locations. 965-3030 or 934-3209
Aloha Fridays, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Volcano Art Center Gallery porch at Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. Variable hula art offerings. Everyone welcome. Free; donations welcome; park entrance fees apply.
Art Fridays, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Kahuku Park. For ages 5 – 12. 929-9113
Ka`u `Ohana Band Rehearsals, Fri, 4 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. Instruments provided; no experience necessary. Ka`u School of the Arts, 854-1540 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kilauea Lu`au Dinner Buffet, Fri, 5 – 8 p.m., Crater Rim Café in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. Free hula show April 8, 15 & 22, 7 – 8 p.m., Lava Lounge. 967-8356. Open to authorized patrons and sponsored guests. Park entrance fees apply. 967-8371
Live Entertainment at Hana Hou Restaurant, Fri, 5:30 p.m. in Na`alehu. 929-9717
Live Music Fridays at South Side Shaka’s, Na`alehu. 929-7404
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings: One Day at a Time Group, Sat, 6:30 p.m., Cooper Center; Friday Night BBQ Meeting, Fri, 5 p.m., Wai`ohinu (929 -7674); Happy, Joyous and Free Group, Mon/Thu, 7 p.m. and Sat, 5 p.m., St. Jude’s in Ocean View. West Hawai`i Intergroup (329-1212) or the Hilo office (961-6133); Pahala Meeting, Sun, 6:30 p.m., Edmund C. Olson Trust Bldg (928-8525)