Ham Radio Operators Potluck Picnic, Sun, Jan 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
Volunteer Fire Department Meeting, Mon, Jan 4, 4 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033
Hawai`i County Council Meetings, Tue/Wed, Jan 5/6 & Fri/Jan 22. 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, Jan 5 & 19, 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 every other Tuesday.
Ka`u Coffee Growers Meeting, Tue, Jan 5, 6 – 8 p.m., Pahala Community Center.
Pancake Breakfast, Sat, Jan 9, 8 – 11 a.m., Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033
Senior IDs, Mon, Jan 11, 9 – 10 a.m., Pahala Housing Center; 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., Na`alehu Community Center. For ages 60 and over. 928-3100
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Activity, Wed, Jan 13, 3:30 – 5 p.m., Pahala Community Center. Grades K – 8 register Jan 6 – 12. 928-3102
Ocean View Neighborhood Watch meeting, Thu, Jan 7, 7 p.m., Ocean View Community Center.
Atlas Recycling at South Point U-Cart, Sat, Jan 9, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Community Movie Event, Sat, Jan 9,6 p.m., Na`alehu Assembly of God presents War Room: Prayer is a Powerful Weapon. Donations $5/adult, $3 ages 3 – 11 or two non-perishable food item per adult & one per child.
Sunday Walk in the Park, Jan 10, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cheryl Gansecki leads an easy and accessible roundtrip walk exploring Keanakako`i Crater. Free for Friends of Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park; non-members can join in order to attend. Registration required at firstname.lastname@example.org or 985-7373.
Medicine for the Mind, Sun, Jan 10, 4 – 5:45 p.m., Volcano Art Center in Volcano Village. Buddhist healing meditation for beginners through advanced. Free. Patty, 985-7470
Epic `Ohana, Mon, Jan 11, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. Classes for parents and children who are reuniting after legal separation. 939-7033
Kamehameha Schools One-Stop-Shop, Tue, Jan 12, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., Pahala Community Center. Students find help completing applications for several programs. Lehua Kaulukukui, 322-5402, 987-6008 or email@example.com
Red Cross Volunteer meeting, Thu, Jan 14, 7 p.m., HOVE Road Maintenance Corp. office. For volunteers and those interested in becoming volunteers. Hannah Uribes, 929-9953
I Have a Dream Poster, Fri, Jan 15, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Kahuku Park. Ages 6 – 12 register Jan 11 – 14. 929-9113
Recycling at Na`alehu School, Sat, Jan 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
Mongolian BBQ, Sat, Jan 16, Kilauea Military Camp’s Crater Rim Café in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. $.85 per ounce includes protein, veggies, rice and a beverage. 967-8356. Open to authorized patrons & sponsored guests. Park entrance fees apply; 967-8371.
Martin Luther King, Jr Poster, Wed/Thu, Jan 20/21, 3 – 5 p.m., Na`alehu Community Center.Ages 5 – 12 register Jan 4 – 15. 939-2510
New Year Calendar Craft, Wed, Jan 20, 3:30 – 5 p.m., Pahala Community Center. Grades K – 8 register Jan 13 – 19. 928-3102
Family Reading Night, Thu, Jan 21, 5 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033
Hawaiian Civic Club of Ka`u, Thu, Jan 21, 5:30 p.m. 929-9731 or 936-7262
OVCA Board Meeting, Thu, Jan 21, 6 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033
Legal Aid, Fri, Jan 22, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. 800-499-4302
Keiki Fishing Tournament, Sat, Jan 23, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Punalu`u Beach Park. Ages 1-14 are invited to catch and release fish for prizes in many categories. Wayne Kawachi, 937-4773 or Guy Enriques, 217-2253
HOVE Road Maintenance board of directors meeting, Tue, Jan 26, 10 a.m., St. Jude’s Church. 929-9910
Ka`u Food Pantry, Tue, Jan 26, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., St. Jude’s Episcopal Church in Ocean View.
Dances of Universal Peace, Tue, Jan 26, 4 – 5:30 p.m., Mark Twain. Fun, easy-to-learn movements and songs from around the world, evoking peace. 430-1356 or 939-9461
FAFSA Filing Workshop, Tue, Jan 26, 4 – 6 p.m., St. Jude’s Episcopal Church in Ocean View. Church members help with filing Free Applications for Federal Student Aid that are required for access to federal and state financial aid for college. stjudeshawaii.org, firstname.lastname@example.org
Edible Bugs, Wed, Jan 27, 3:30 – 5 p.m., Pahala Community Center. Graded K – 8 register Jan 20 – 26. 928-3012
Kahuku Park Clean-up, Fri, Jan 29, 1:30 – 3 p.m. Ages 6 – 12 register Jan 25 – 29. 929-9113
Ocean View Community Development Corp. meeting, Fri, Jan 29, 5 p.m., Hawaiian Ranchos office.
Ocean Sanctuary Count, Sat, Jan 30, 8 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., various locations. The first of three humpback whale counts on last Saturdays through March. Registration required at hawaiihumpbackwhale.noaa.gov.
Medical Marijuana Doctor Visits, Mon, Feb 1, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033
Exercise & Meditation
Pahala Pool Schedule: Water Exercise Mon/Wed/Fri 9 – 10 a.m.; Public Recreational Swim Mon – Fri 1 – 3:30 p.m., Sat/Sun 9 – 11 a.m. & 1 – 4 p.m.; Adult Lap Swim Mon – Fri 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Sat/Sun 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Closed Jan 1 & 18. 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
Zumba Fitness, Mon/Thu, 5:30 p.m.; Sat, 9 a.m., New Hope Christian Fellowship in Volcano. Certified instructor Linda Fanene, 990-3835
Kenpo Karate, Tue/Thu, Ocean View Community Center, children 5 – 6 p.m.; adults 6:30 – 8 p.m. Gordon, 285-6294
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
Karate, Tue/Fri, Pahala Community Center. Cliff Field, 333-1567
Self-Guided Yoga, Wed, 9:30 – 11 a.m., Cooper Center, Volcano. Calabash donations. Debra Serrao, 985-7545
Feed the Need Free Hot Dinner, Wed, 4 – 6 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. Rod Ducosin and Kealoha Martin share the love in the food they make. Bring a can; have a meal. Volunteers needed. Donations accepted c/o OVCC. 939-7033
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
Health Insurance Sign-ups, Mon, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033
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. On Thu, the program takes seniors to Kailua-Kona for doctors appointments, grocery shopping and to pick up prescriptions. Program closed Tue. Dick Hershberger, 989-4140
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
Public Health Nurse, Tue, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., Ocean View Community Center.
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.
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
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. 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 in the Lava Lounge, Jan 8, 15 & 22, 7 – 8 p.m. 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)