Hawai`i County Council Meetings, Tue/Wed, Dec 1/2 & Mon, Dec 14. Committees meet Tue; full council Wed. Ka`u residents can participate via videoconferencing at Na`alehu State Office Building. Meetings are streamed live & archived at hawaiicounty.gov.
Craft Stick Ornaments, Wed, Dec 2, 3:30 – 5 p.m., Pahala Community Center. Grades K – 8 register by Dec 1. 982-3102
Ocean View Neighborhood Watch meeting, Thu, Dec 3, 7 p.m., Ocean View Community Center.
Ka`u Coast Cleanup, Sat, Dec 5, Kamilo Beach. Participants meet at 7:45 a.m. at Wai`ohinu Park to carpool. Register at email@example.com.
Ham Radio Operators Potluck Picnic, Sun, Dec 6, 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, Dec 7, 4 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033
A Walk into the Past, Tue, Dec 8 & 22, 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.
Beaded Snowflake Ornament, Wed, Dec 9, 3:30 – 5 p.m., Pahala Community Center. Grades K – 8 register Dec 1 – 8. 928-3102
Keiki Christmas Party, Wed, Dec 9, 5 p.m., Hana Hou Restaurant in Na`alehu. Food, gifts, music and a visit from Santa.
Red Cross Volunteer meeting, Thu, Dec 10, 7 p.m., HOVE Road Maintenance Corp. office. For volunteers and those interested in becoming volunteers. Hannah Uribes, 929-9953
IONAM Open House, Fri, Dec 11, 6 – 8 p.m., 96-3196 Maile St, Pahala. The nonprofit I Ola Na `Aina works to help Ka`u Coffee growers achieve land security. 503-575-9098 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Atlas Recycling at South Point U-Cart, Sat, Dec 12, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Art Express Painting Workshop, Sat, Dec 12, 12 – 4 p.m., Discovery Harbour Community Hall. Participants learn something new or work on a forgotten project. Cost is two cans of food per person. Register at email@example.com.
Sunday Walk in the Park, Dec 13, 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.
Pahala Christmas Parade, Sun, Dec 13, 1 p.m. Floats, walking groups, tractors and classic cars, choirs, public officials, schools and more wind their way through Pahala from the armory to the hospital and to Holy Rosary Church for refreshments. Everyone welcome. 928-0808
Medicine for the Mind, Sun, Dec 13, 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, Dec 14, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. Classes for parents and children who are reuniting after legal separation. 939-7033
AdvoCats Spay & Neuter Clinic, Wed, Dec 16, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033
Adult Wreath Making, Wed, Dec 16, 1 – 2 p.m., Kahuku Park. Ages 16 and older register Dec 7 – 11. 929-9113
Mini Gingerbread House, Wed, Dec 16, 3:30 – 5 p.m., Pahala Community Center. Grades K – 8 register Dec 1 – 11. 928-3102
Family Reading Night, Thu, Dec 17, 5 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033
Hawaiian Civic Club of Ka`u, Thu, Dec 17, 5:30 p.m. 929-9731 or 936-7262
OVCA Board Meeting, Thu, Dec 17, 6 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033
Keiki Christmas Party, Sat, Dec 19, 1 – 3 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. Food, gifts, music and a visit from Santa. 939-7033
Recycling at Na`alehu School, Sat, Dec 19, 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
Ocean View Keiki Christmas Party, Sat, Dec 19, 1 – 3 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. Food, gifts, a visit from Santa. 939-7033
Mongolian BBQ, Sat, Dec 19, 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.
HOVE Road Maintenance board of directors meeting, Tue, Dec 22, 10 a.m., St. Jude’s Church. 929-9910
Dances of Universal Peace, Sat, Dec 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
Ka`u Food Pantry, Tue, Dec 29, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., St. Jude’s Episcopal Church in Ocean View.
T-Ball & Coach Pitch Baseball, Mon – Thu, 2:45 – 3:45 p.m. beginning Jan 18. Age groups 5 – 6 & 7 – 8 register through Dec. 31. 929-9113
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
Youth Volleyball, Mon/Wed, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Pahala Community Center. For ages 8 – 14. 928-3102
Aikido, Mon/Wed, 6 p.m., Pahala Hongwanji. Alan Moores, 928-0919 or email@example.com
Age Group Basketball, Tue/Thu, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Pahala Community Center. For ages 10 & under. 928-3102
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
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 a.m., Mark Twain Estates. Shary Crocker, student of Kenneth Cohen for past eight years with personal practice of 18 years, teaches gentle postures and focused attention from Taoist healing practices. Private sessions available. $5 donation. 929-7647
Hula Kahiko, Thu, 4 – 6 p.m., Discovery Harbour Community Hall. Ka`u School of the Arts, 854-1540 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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. 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. email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
Afterschool Craft Fun, Fri, 3 – 4:30 p.m. Na`alehu Community Center. For grades 3 – 12 through Dec 18. 939-2510
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 email@example.com
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)