Free Pancake Breakfast, Sat, July 2, 8 – 10 a.m., Na`alehu LDS Church. Enjoy breakfast before Fourth of July parade & celebration.
Na`alehu Independence Day Parade & Celebration, Sat, July 2, 11 a.m., Na`alehu Park & Hwy 11. `O Ka`u Kakou sponsors the parade, activities, food & senior Bingo. 929-9872
Ham Radio Operators Potluck Picnic, Sun, July 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, July 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
Volcano Fourth of July Parade & Celebration, Mon, July 4, Old Volcano Road & Cooper Center. Parade starts at 9 a.m. at the post office. Activities continue to 1 p.m.
Fourth of July Silent Auction, Mon, July 4, 9 – 11:30 a.m., Cooper Center in Volcano Village. Tours, hotel stays, gift baskets, gift certificates & much more. Proceeds benefit Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.
Ka`u Coffee Growers Meeting, Tue, July 5, 6 – 8 p.m., Pahala Community Center.
Hawai`i County Council Meetings, Wed/Thu, July 6/7 & Mon/Tue, July 18/19. Ka`u residents can participate via videoconferencing at Na`alehu State Office Building. See hawaiicounty.gov for agendas & live-streamed & archived meetings.
The Power of Soul, Wed, July 6, 11 a.m., Pahala Library & 2 p.m., Na`alehu Library. Pam Uyeunten explains how and why the soul can heal and share practices and techniques. 928-2015 or 939-2442.
Volunteer Fire Department Meeting, Wed, July 6, 4 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033
Ocean View Neighborhood Watch meeting, Thu, July 7, 7 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. 939-2442 & 928-2015
Pancake Breakfast, Sat, July 9, 8 – 11 a.m., Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033
Stew Day Fundraiser, Sat, July 9, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033
Atlas Recycling at South Point U-Cart, Sat, July 9, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Mongolian BBQ, Sat, July 9, 5 – 8 p.m., Kilauea Military Camp’s Crater Rim Café in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park; 967-8356. $.85 per ounce includes rice and beverage. Open to authorized patrons & sponsored guests. Park entrance fees apply; 967-8371.
Sunday Walk in the Park, July 10, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. Friends of the Park, led by Ab Valencia, explore Pu`u Huluhulu. 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, July 10, 4 – 5:45 p.m., Volcano Art Center in Volcano Village. Buddhist healing meditation for beginners through advanced. Free. Patty, 985-7470
Acupuncture for Abundant Health, Mon, July 11, 3 p.m., Na`alehu Library & Tue, July 12, 6 p.m., Pahala Library. Cassandra Cupples explains what acupunture is and what conditions it treats. 939-2442 and 928-2015.
Pohaku Clay Sculpture Class, Tue, July 12, 10 a.m., Ocean View Community Center. Olivia Ling teaches how to make a clay mask that will be pit fired on Tue, July 26 at 10 a.m. $25 includes material & firing. 929-8174
Senior IDs, Mon, June 13, 9 – 11 a.m., St. Jude’s Church in Ocean View. For ages 60 and over. 928-3100
Red Cross Volunteer meeting, Thu, July 14, 7 p.m., HOVE Road Maintenance Corp. office. For volunteers and those interested in becoming volunteers. Hannah Uribes, 929-9953
Recycling at Na`alehu School, Sat, July 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, July 21, 5 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033
Hawaiian Civic Club of Ka`u, Thu, July 21, 5:30 p.m. 929-9731 or 936-7262
OVCA Board Meeting, Thu, July 21, 6 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033
Volunteer Forest Restoration Project, Fri, July 22, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. Help remove invasive, non-native faya from an `ohi`a forest. Register by Mon, July 18 at email@example.com.
Dollarama, Sat, July 23, 7 a.m. – 12 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033
Philippine Consulate Mobile Team, Sat, July 23, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. & Sun, July 24, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Aupuni Center Conference Room in Hilo. Appointments recommended for services. 961-8220
HOVE Road Maintenance board of directors meeting, Tue, July 26, 10 a.m., St. Jude’s Church. 929-9910
Ka`u Food Pantry, Tue, July 26, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., St. Jude’s Episcopal Church in Ocean View.
Ocean View Community Development Corp. meeting, Fri, July 29, 5 p.m., Hawaiian Ranchos office.
Exercise & Meditation
Pahala Pool Schedule: Public Recreational Swim Mon – Fri 1 – 4:30 p.m., Sat/Sun 1 – 4 p.m.; Adult Lap Swim Mon – Sun 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Closed Mon, June 11. 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
Youth Volleyball, Mon – Thu, 4:30 – 7 p.m., Na`alehu Community Center. For ages 8 – 12. 939-2510
Zumba Fitness, Mon/Thu, 5:30 p.m.; Sat, 9 a.m., New Hope Christian Fellowship in Volcano. Certified instructor Linda Fanene, 990-3835
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
Bruce Lee Combatives, Thu, 5 – 6 p.m., Discovery Harbour Community Center. Henry Ivy’s family-based classes teach self-confidence and personal development. 854-5284
Qigong Classes, Thu, 9 – 10:30 a.m., Mark Twain Estates near Kama`oa Rd. Learn Primordial Qigong (Hunyuan Gong), healing walk for balance, crane animal frolic for asthma and strengthening the lungs, along with other easy-to-learn self-care practices that balance the body for health and vitality. Beginners always welcome; Sliding donation $5 - $10. Shary, 929-7647
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.
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. email@example.com
A Walk into the Past, Tue, 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.
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
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
Free Dinner, Thu, 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
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., St. Jude’s Church in Ocean View. Instruments provided; no experience necessary. Ka`u School of the Arts, 854-1540 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kilauea Lu`au Dinner Buffet & Hula Show, Fri, 5 – 8 p.m., Kilauea Military Camp’s Crater Rim Café & Lava Lounge in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. 967-8356. Free hula show July 1, 8 & 29. 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)