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The American Red Cross, 808-935-8305
1.  P ā hoa Community Center (15-3022 Kauhale Street)
2.  Kea'au Community Center (16-186 Pili Mua Street)

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Albizia Education -- Learn to Control Albizia. 5/19
Interested in learning how to control young albizia BEFORE these fast-growing trees become a menace? Want to know more about how to contact absentee landowners or report trees in the ROW?  Come to an albizia workshop and learn how to take ACTION on albizia.
If you lived in Puna (or anywhere on the island) through Tropical Storm Iselle, you are likely well aware of the damage and impact these large, weak trees can have on a neighborhood. We are proud to be supporting island communities that are reclaiming their neighborhoods and turning back the tide against albizia one tree at a time.
EVERY 3RD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH: Join us for an information session about albizia!  Learn the proper technique for assessing trees for control and how to control them safely and effectively using a minimal amount of herbicide.  Learn the steps you can take to report dangerous hazardous trees in your community.  9-10am at the Hawaiian Paradise Park Activity Center, 16th & Maku'u.

Contact BIISC
Outreach Events, Facebook Responses, Questions, & Reporting a Suspicious Pest
Big Island Invasive Species Committee (BIISC)
23 East Kawili Street
Hilo, HI 96720

Office: (808) 933-3340

  • Hawaiian Paradise Park
  • 15-1570 Makuu Dr, Keaau, HI 96749
  • 9:00am-10:00 am

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    Community Calendars:
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    May 13th-20th, 2018 Weekly Yoga & Wellness Classes

    Magical Mondays
    8:15-9:45 am Morning Yoga w/Sarah
    3:30-5:00 pm NVC (Compassionate Communication) w/Mala'e
    6:15-8:00 pm Hula w/Kumu Ehulani (cancelled this week only)

    Transformative Tuesdays
    8:15-9:45 am Morning Yoga w/Connie

    Wondrous Wednesdays
    8:15-9:45 am Morning Yoga w/Sarah
    10:30 am-noon Kundalini Yoga w/Ardas

    Thriving Thursdays
    8:15-9:45 am Intermediate Flow Yoga w/Kristen
    9:00 am-noon Plant Aloha Permaculture Series (FREE)

    Fruitful Fridays
    8:15-9:45 am Morning Yoga w/Connie
    6:00-10:00 pm Weekly Bee Dance 

    Scintillating Saturdays
    7:15-8:45 am Morning Yoga w/Alexis
    11:00 am-Noon  Nia Dance with Valusha Boyko ($10)

    Hawaiian Sanctuary weekly class & event schedule!

    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


    Sunday, May 13 at 2:30PM & 7PM
    Monday and Tuesday, May 14 & 15 at 7PM
    Not Rated, 94 Minutes, Comedy/ Romance
    Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Tickets are $8.50 General and $7.50 for Seniors & Students.
    Every Tuesday from 6:30-7pm, enjoy Rick Mazurowski on the Mighty Palace Pipe Organ.
    Starring: Brandon Polansky, Samantha Elisofon, Jessica Walter
    Directed by: Rachel Israel
    When aspiring filmmaker David is mandated by a judge to attend a social program at the Jewish Community Center, he is sure of one thing: he doesn't belong there. But when he's assigned to visit the Brooklyn Bridge with the vivacious Sarah, sparks fly and his convictions are tested. Their budding relationship must weather Sarah's romantic past, David's judgmental mother, and their own pre-conceptions of what love is supposed to look like.

    Saturday, May 19 at 7PM
    Sunday, May 20 at 2:30PM & 7PM
    Monday and Tuesday, May 21 & 22 at 7PM
    PG-13, 108 Minutes, Drama
    Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Tickets are $8.50 General and $7.50 for Seniors & Students.
    Every Tuesday from 6:30-7pm, enjoy Rick Mazurowski on the Mighty Palace Pipe Organ.
    Starring: Jim Caviezel, James Faulkner, Oliver Martinez
    Directed by: Andrew Hyatt
    PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST is the story of two men. Luke, as a friend and physician, risks his life when he ventures into the city of Rome to visit Paul, who is held captive in Nero's darkest, bleakest prison cell. Nero is determined to rid Rome of Christians and does not flinch from executing them in the grisliest ways possible. Before Paul's death sentence can be enacted, Luke resolves to write another book, one that details the beginnings of "The Way" and the birth of what will come to be known as church. Bound in chains, Paul's struggle is internal. He has survived so much - floggings, shipwreck, starvation, stoning, hunger and thirst, cold and exposure - yet as he awaits for his appointment with death, he is haunted by the shadows of his past misdeeds. Alone in the dark, he wonders if he has been forgotten... and if he has the strength to finish well. Two men struggle against a determined emperor and the frailties of the human spirit in order to live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ and spread their message to the world.

    Friday & Saturday, May 25 & 26 at 7PM
    Sunday, May 27 at 2:30PM & 7PM
    Monday and Tuesday, May 28 & 29 at 7PM
    R, 121 Minutes, Adventure/ Drama
    Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Tickets are $8.50 General and $7.50 for Seniors & Students.
    Every Tuesday from 6:30-7pm, enjoy Rick Mazurowski on the Mighty Palace Pipe Organ.
    Starring: Chloë Sevigny, Charlie Plummer, Steve Buscemi, Travis Fimmel
    Directed by: Andrew Haigh
    Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson arrives in Portland, Oregan with his single father Ray, both of them eager for a fresh start after a series of hard knocks. While Ray descends into personal turmoil, Charley finds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack where he lands a job caring for an aging Quarter Horse named Lean on Pete. The horse's gruff owner Del Montgomery and his seasoned jockey Bonnie help Charley fill the void of his father's absence - until he discovers that Pete is bound for slaughter, prompting him to take extreme measure to spare his new friend's life. Charley and Pete head out into the great unknown, embarking on an odyssey across the new American frontier in search of a loving aunt Charley hasn't seen in years. They experience adventure and heartbreak in equal measure, but never lose their irrepressible hope and resiliency as they pursue their dream of finding a place they can call home.

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    Have an awesome week!  Stay connected to the Puna Happenings events and classes by checking out our online calendar, website, Facebook Group 
    page, and local links above.

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    Puna Happenings
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    May 2018 Events at
    Volcano Art Center

    Niaulani Campus
    May 2 - Dance Imagined with Karen Masaki
    May 2 - Hula Pele Workshop with Kumu Ab Valencia
    May 4 - Thursday Night at the Center: An Evening of Hawaiian Language with ʻĀlika Guerrero
    May 6 - Silk Scarves Workshop with Patti Pease Johnson
    May 8 & 22 - Painting with Peggy 
    May 13 - Business of Art with Ira Ono
    May 13 - Jazz in the Forest
    May 14 - Sunday Clay - High Fire, new 8 week session begins
    May 14 - Silk Scarf Painting Demo with Clytie Mead at VAC Gallery 
    May 14 - Mother's Day String Quartet Sculpture Garden Performance
    May 18 - "Sip & Spin" Thursday Evening Drop-in Pottery
    May 18 - Thursday Night at the Center: John Antonelli film presentation 
    May 20 - Exhibition: "Worldwide Voyage: Hawai'i Shares its Culture with the World" Artwork inspired by the Hokuleʻa's Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage, curated by Gary Eoff
    May 20 - Stained Glass Basics 
    May 20 - Zentangle: Basics
    May 21 - VAC Annual Meeting
    May 27 & 28 - Lampworking - An Introductory Class  

    Hula Arts
    May 20 - Kumu hula Keala Ching with Ka Pa Hula Na Wai Iwi Ola
    May 20 - Nā Mea Hula with Kumu Ab Valencia and Hālau Hula Kalehuaki'eki'eika'iu

    Aloha Friday on the VAC Gallery Porch 
    May 5 - Ukulele with Wes Awana 
    May 12 - Lei making with Randy Lee 
    May 19 - Hula & `oli with Kaho`okele Crabbe 
    May 26 - Lei making with Kaipo AhChong

    For more details on classes and events at the Volcano Art Center- Click Here!  -
    Puna Happenings