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Join Balancing Monkey for the Hilo Walk to End Alzheimer's
SatDate: 9/16/2017 From: 7:00 am - 10:00 am 
There aren't a lot of positive things to say about Alzheimer's. However one of the things 
that truly can make the difference is coming together to support each other and remove the stigma. Come together as a community, as a yoga kula, to help support the people around us.
To help raise money for our local Hilo Alzheimer's support group, walk with us. All the proceeds we raise will stay here in our community, to help support others.
We will have Balancing Monkey shirts for sale prior to the walk. All the proceeds from these shirts sales will go to the Hilo Alzheimer's chapter.
Sign up to walk with us at the studio or online.
Hilo Walk to End Alzheimer's
Lilioukalani Park
Saturday, September 16, 2017
7am Registration - 8am Start Time

National Drive Electric Week 2017 - Hilo
The Big Island Electric Vehicle Association will be celebrating National Drive Electric Week in Hilo, on Saturday, September 16, 2017. This free event will be at The Home Depot (by the Garden Center).
This is a great opportunity to learn about EVs from owners. You'll hear about the benefits of EV ownership, get to see the latest EVs, and even experience the smooth and quiet rides that can only be had in these next-generation vehicles.
We hope to see you there.  Bring your family and friends! 
Drive Electric Week is organized nationally by Plug In America, Sierra Club, and Electric Auto Association.
Event Properties
Event Date 09-16-2017 9:00 am
Event End Date 09-16-2017 12:00 pm
Location Home Depot-Hilo

GONE COUNTRY at the Eagles    
The Eagles 16-111 Opukahaia St., Keaau.  Turn mauka off Highway 130 across from the Humane Society.  
Da Band -  Dexter, Lou Ann, Lynn, & John.  Yea!
Food plates, beer & wine reasonably priced.  All ages welcome.  We love the beautiful Eagles Club.
Gone Country  plays at the Eagles every third Saturday of the month.   Big dance floor.

Event Properties
Event Date 09-16-2017 7:00 pm
Event End Date 09-16-2017 10:00 pm
Location Kea'au Eagles Club


This year's theme, "Together for Peace," echoes the United Nations' theme for Peace Day this year. Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners in various categories. Open to all ages, all grades, all school students and homeschoolers. Details and entry forms are available at Or contact Alicia Glover at 808-724-3373,  Free.

Thursday, September 14, 5-6 p.m., "Read for Peace" in the Honoka'a Library, presented by Friends of the Libraries. All are invited for an engaging conversation about the book "The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival" by John Vaillant, an international bestseller that has been translated into 15 languages. Film rights have been optioned by Plan B, Brad Pitt's production company. 
Publisher's Weekly has said, "Over millennia of shared history, the indigenous inhabitants had worked out a tenuous peace with the Amur, a formidable hunter that can grow to over 500 pounds and up to nine feet long, but the arrival of European settlers, followed by decades of Soviet disregard for the wilds, disrupted that balance... {the book} leads readers into the lair of the tiger and into the heart of the Kremlin to explain how the Amur went from being worshipped to being poached."
Additional books in the project are "The Book of Joy" by the Dalai Lama and "The Wise Heart" by Jack Kornfield. Kornfield was teacher of Mary Grace Orr, who will lead the September 30 Day of Mindfulness. Readers are welcome to bring their favorite books that further the discussion of attaining peace.

199,000 CRANES
The Peace Committee has reached its goal of gathering a "flock" of 199,000 origami cranes, one representing each victim of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. They are now working on a  unique three-dimensional interactive exhibition of the cranes, to share with the public as part of the Peace Day events. Still in the planning stages with a community of artists and creatives, the ultimate goal is to take the exhibit to Hiroshima as a gift.  Extra hands are welcome to string the cranes in groups of 50: at the Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hāmākua on First Friday, at Hāmākua Harvest, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., and September 22, 7-9 p.m. at Sea Dandelion Cafe ($10 dinner special).

Thursday, September 21, 3:30-5:30 p.m., at the Honoka'a public library. Young artists are encouraged to come and express themselves on the sidewalks. A free activity for youth presented by the Friends of Honoka'a Library; all materials provided. Free. 
Friday, September 22, 5 p.m. at Cafe Il Mondo. The Blue Zones' concept of "Wine at 5" suggests that people live longer when they take time out of their schedule to de-stress and enjoy socializing with friends in the community with good food and a relaxing drink. Cafe Il Mondo supports this concept with a special edition of their daily "Wine @ $5," offering three select wines for $5 each, from 5-6 p.m., plus free samplings of wines from Blue Zones regions of the world, while they last.  Entertainment will include the New Dharma Band as well as local favorites Sergio Ramirez and Robin Jensen.
Saturday, September 23, the 11th Annual Parade & Festival for the United Nations International Day of Peace steps off at 11 a.m. Mamane Street will be closed for this colorful and entertaining celebration, with Taiko drumming, hula, and all kinds of music. The Peace Day Festival follows immediately, with food booths, a variety of music, Bon Dance, Silent Auction and more.

CommUNITY Dance Party - Dancing Together for Peace
Saturday, September 23, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hāmākua.
A commUNITY gathering to embrace music and dancing as the perfect way to reduce stress and increase energetic vibrations of positivity into our lives. DJ RajaSick will be sharing a huge selection of tracks, including dance classics and musical vibes from all over the world. (Requests can be sent in advance to Admission is $5 (cash only) and keiki are free. Fresh Hawaiian 'awa & Big Island Booch will be available for sale at $4. This is a family friendly event produced by Sea Dandelion Cafe. Plant-based vegetarian potluck dishes are welcome.

Community Calendars:
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All classes are a $6-$10 donations, unless otherwise noted.

Hawaiian Sanctuary weekly class & event schedule!

 2017 Weekly Yoga & Wellness Classes

Magical Mondays 
8:15 a.m. Multi-Level Flow Yoga w/Sarah
4:00 p.m. Keiki Hula: Beginners w/Kumu U'ilani
5:00 p.m. Keiki Hula: Experienced w/Kumu U'ilani
6:15 p.m. Adult Hula w/Kumu Ehulani
6:30 p.m  ManKind Project I-Group (Men Only)

Transformative Tuesdays 
8:15 a.m. Multi-Level Flow Yoga w/Connie
10:30 a.m Transform Your Life Through Meditation w/Tanya

Wondrous Wednesdays 
8:15 a.m. Multi-Level Flow Yoga w/Sarah
10:30 a.m. Kundalini Yoga w/Pamela
4:30 p.m. Gentle Yoga w/Bonita
6:30 p.m. Zumba Dance Fitness w/Candy

Thriving Thursdays 
8:15 a.m. Flow Yoga w/Kristen
9:00 a.m. Plant Aloha: Permaculture Series (FREE) 
10:30a.m Pre-Postnatal Yoga w/ Sarah

Fruitful Fridays 
8:15 a.m. Multi-Level Flow Yoga w/Connie
7:00 p.m. Chocolate Dance Party 

Scintillating Saturdays 
8:15 a.m. Multi-Level Flow Yoga w/Alexis
11:00 a.m. Nia Dance w/Valusha ($10)
Location: Hawaiian Sanctuary  13-3194 Pahoa Kalapana Rd (At Mile Marker 12 South on Highway 130). Pahoa, HI 96778  Only about 1 Mile South of Pahoa Town.   Turn into the driveway at Mile Marker 12! (800) 309-8010   $6-$10 donations unless otherwise noted

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August Schedule: 
Sunday: Aerial Drop-In Jam 1:30pm-4:00 pm.

Monday: Hiccup Circus Social 3:30-5:00 pm

Wednesday: Hiccup Circus Social 3:30-5:00 pm.
Aerial Skills with Lilia 5:00-6:00 pm

Thursday: Juggling Night 7:30 pm-9:00 pm.

For more details on S.P.A.C.E -click here.

Seaview Community School
Monday-Thursday  8:00am - 2:30pm
An assisted home-school program for K-6. Satellite of Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science. 
Terry Walker (808) 965 2189


Sunday, September 10 at 2:30PM & 7PM
Monday and Tuesday, September 11 & 12 at 7PM
R, 89 Minutes, Drama
Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Tickets are $8 General and $7 for Seniors & Students.
Starring: Christopher Fairbank, Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis
Directed by: William Oldroyd
Rural England, 1865. Katherine is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, and his cold, unforgiving family. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband's estate, a force is unleashed inside her so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

Friday, September 15 at 6PM
Doors will open at 5:30PM
The 'Ohina Short Film Showcase was created to support Hawai'i's independent filmmakers, and provide them with a chance to exhibit their films to the local community. For more than a decade and a half, nearly a thousand acclaimed filmmakers, producers, directors and guests have come together to enjoy and celebrate short films created by students, amateurs and professionals alike. This year, the historic Palace Theater is honored and excited to feature their films in a special one night screening.

Sunday, September 17 at 2:30PM & 7PM
Monday and Tuesday, September 18 & 19 at 7PM
R, 97 Minutes, Comedy
Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Tickets are $8 General and $7 for Seniors & Students.
Starring: Abby Quinn, Jenny Slate, Edie Falco, John Turturro
Directed by: Gillian Robespierre
When two sisters suspect their father may be having an affair, it sends them into a tailspin that reveals cracks in the family façade. For the first time, older sister Dana, recently engaged and struggling with her own fidelity, finds herself bonding with her wild teenage sister Ali. The two try to uncover the truth without tipping off their mother and discover the messy reality of love and sex in the process.

Friday, September 22 at 7PM
Doors will open at 6PM
The Palace Theater and the Hilo Theatre Organ Society are Proud to Present
It's going to be another great Silent Movie Night at the Palace with Tommy Stark playing us through this 1923 classic, LIVE on the mighty pipe organ!
This silent screen version of the often filmed novel by Victor Hugo remains a powerfully entertaining movie nearly 90 years after its release. Lon Chaney gives a brilliant performance as the grotesque bell ringer Quasimodo, the Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Set in 15th Century Paris, the brother of the archdeacon plots with the gypsy king to foment a peasant revolt. Meanwhile, a freakish hunchback falls in love with the gypsy queen.

Saturday, September 23 at 7PM
Sunday, September 24 at 2:30PM & 7PM
Monday and Tuesday, September 25 & 26 at 7PM
Not Rated , 82 Minutes, Documentary
Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Tickets are $8 General and $7 for Seniors & Students.
Starring: The Dalai Lama, Daniel Goleman, Eve Ekman
Directed by: Mickey Lemle
For ever a thousand years, Tibetan Buddhist psychology has taught techniques for overcoming afflictive emotions, such as anger, greed jealousy, sloth and ignorance. In the film THE LAST DALAI LAMA?, His Holiness explains that Tibetan Buddhism is both a religion and a "science of the mind"; he also shares his crystallized understanding of the nature of the mind, and its part in the creation and alleviation of all of our suffering.
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Events at Volcano Art Center

Niaulani Campus
September 2 - Stained Glass Basics with Lois Pollock
September 9 - Jazz in the Forest - Pop & Jazz Fusion from Miles Davis through Motown
September 11 & 25 - Painting with Peggy Acrylic Workshop 
September 16 - Zentangle: Foliations with Dina Kageler
September 17 - Sunday Clay - High Fire! Morning & Afternoon Sessions with Erik Wold
September 19 - Wine & Watercolors with Nancy DeLucrezia
September 28 - Thursday Night at the Center: "A Perfect Day for an Albatross" book release event with Caren Loebel- Fried
September 30 - Fearless Abstract Painting with Samantha daSilva 
September 30 - Rainforest Mele featuring The Brown Boys

Hula Arts
September 7 - Hula Voices at Volcano Art Center Gallery 
September 16 - Nā Kumu hula Paul Neves with Hālau Ha ʻa Kea o Kinohi
September 16 - Nā Mea Hula with Kumu Kaho'okele Crabbe with Halauolaokalani

Aloha Friday on the VAC Gallery Porch 
September 1 - Ukulele with Wes Awana 
September 8 - Lei making with Randy Lee 
September 15 - Hula & oli with Kaho'okele Crabbe 
September 22 - Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong
September 29 - Hula & oli with Kaho'okele Crabbe

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