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Recycle 'Mo Bettah'
  • 81-6619 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, HI 96750, 

Go Beyond HI5s with Recycle Hawaii - Recycling and reusing is an educational and fun way to reduce our waste stream while helping to protect and conserve our natural resources.
Review what's acceptable for recycling on our island then play the sort game and receive a handy Zero Waste Checklist! Families welcome for this interactive talk/demo.

Hilo Cacao & Chocolate Festival
The East Hawaii Cacao Association will be presenting this fun and informative free event to support and expand the growing and processing of cacao on Hawaii Island as well as the tourism focus for cacao farm tours and world class chocolate that is created here. Displays will show the complete chocolate making process ("from tree to bar"). 500 free cacao seedlings will be available to take home with printed literature for growing and processing cacao. Representatives from many educational organizations such as Master Gardeners, CTHAR, Office of Hawaii Affairs, Big Island Invasive Species Committee, Hawaii Ant Lab, Hawaii Farmers Union United, Kona Cacao Association and Hawaii Chocolate & Cacao Association to mention a few. Many of our local chocolatiers will sell their products at the event. A Silent Auction will be held with all proceeds going towards furthering the education and promotion of growing cacao on Hawaii Island. Barefoot Chocolatini and Hawaii Forest and Trail will offer 3 tours to OK Farm on the Wailuku River in Hilo between 10am and 4pm. Seating limited to 12 persons per tour.

The 7th Annual Big Island Aids Walk 4/14

The 7th Annual Big Island AIDS Walk is an easy 2-mile walk around Liliuokalani Gardens. Every walker who raises $20.00 or more will receive a com
memorative event t-shirt. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk starts at 9 a.m. Walkers ask friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors to sponsor their participation, raising funds for HIHAF. Donations are tax deductible.  REGISTER HERE
Participant Registration 4/14/2018 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Welcome & Opening Blessing 4/14/2018 8:15 am - 8:35 am
Zumba Warm-up with JoYi Rhyss 4/14/2018 8:35 am - 9:00 am
Walkers start their Journey! 4/14/2018 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Live Performance by Ohana Mau Loa 4/14/2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hula Performance from Halau Na Pua Uluhaimalama under the direction of Kumu Emery Aceret 4/14/2018 9:15 am - 10:00 am
7th Annual Big Island AIDS Walk Closing Ceremony 4/14/2018 10:45 am - 11:00 am
No registration fee to Walk!: No Fees
Free commemorative event t-shirt for walkers who raise $20.00 or more!

  • Liliuokalani Park and Gardens
  • 189 Lihiwai St, Hilo, HI 96720, , , , 

Laulima Pahoa

Laulima Pahoa is pleased to announce their list of fun and free activities for this coming Pahoa Second Saturday Art & Music Walk, April 14th. At the Pahoa Community Center, If it is a sunny day, the Solar Oven Cookoff starts at 12 noons , otherwise we will have the cloudy day BBQ. Bring your food donations for Laulima volunteers to cook, or bring your solar ovens or bbq and join us! Volunteers are needed for all aspects between 12 noon to 10 pm clean up, come and donate one day a month to spread aloha to your community.

At 2pm the Chris Madsen Game Room opens with games and art supplies, keiki musical instruments, non-toxic face painting by Mohala, Auntie Big Bubbles by Joy Aloha, and Michelle Tippens will be available to meet with Veterans of all wars about her Hawaii Veteran's Cannabis Alliance. Across the way at the Laulima Performance Stage, we have our in-house Ziji Kerekgyarto Productions filming a community Open Mike and Karaoke from 2-6:15pm, then music by Tina Garber rocks you followed by the marvelous Geckos to close out the evening.  

Over at the Pahoa Senior Center, free movies and popcorn from 2:30 pm, starting with "Seeds of Hope"
a Danny Miller Film. Intermission hula dancing by Leilani Estate's halau Na Po'e Ao Hiwa Halau olapa'O Laka I Ka'ana'o Puna. At 4:30 we will show "Nona Beamer, Legacy of Aloha" a Linda Kane Film. After that, the Community Center Potluck at 6:00 pm available for all by Laulima Pahoa volunteers, and donations are welcome at all times, with a tax-deductible receipt upon request! The Community and Senior Centers are provided with the assistance of the County of Hawaii Parks & Recreation and Mainstreet Pahoa.

  • Pahoa Senior Center
  • 15-3016 Kauhale St, Pāhoa, HI 96778, , , ,

Saturday, April 14 at 4:30 PM - 6 PM at Kalani

In this, the 125th year of US occupation in Hawaiʻi, Kalanihonua aims to support the growing awareness of Hawaiʻi's true history and feature profound indigenous teachings from the landscape of lower Puna. Come join us as we learn from Kanaka Maoli scholars, educators, artists, activists and practitioners of Hawaiʻi culture.

The Lau Lama Cultural Illumination series is presented every Saturday. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Our upcoming event features "Puna Mythology and Place Names" with  Ryan McCormack . Puna's volcanic and verdant landscape is home to some of Hawaiʻi's greatest and renowned tales. Together we will journey through some of Puna's celebrated myths and explore how to listen to them for the wisdom they might provide our lives today.

Free Satsang with Madhukar on  4/15/2018 7 pm  at Polestar Gardens

Madhukar is an enlightened master in the lineage of Ramana Maharshi and Papaji. On a rare visit to the United States, he'll be hosting satsang, and bringing his own kind of magic: a message and method for living in joy, ease, love and community, to US based friends, old and new. Madhukar Ji embodies love and peace, and in a playful bright manner, transmits that to others.

Madhukar studied economics and philosophy, and worked in broadcast journalism before embarking on spiritual seeking. In the early eighties, he made his way through Asia and studied with the Tantric-Buddhist Dzogchen-Master Namkhai Norbu, and experienced a spontaneous kundalini-enlightenment. In 1992, while staying in India, he met his master H.W.L. Poonja (Papaji), a disciple of the great sage Ramana Maharshi. With Papaji's blessing, for the last 30 years, Madhukar has passed on his knowledge in satsang (sat = truth, sangha = community). He emphasizes the harmony between spirituality and the sciences, such as physics, and sees that a life in awareness of the interconnection of all things is possible for every person. His teaching emphasizes self-inquiry with the question: "Who am I?". When the perceived, limited reality of the ego is questioned, pure consciousness (the Self) can be experienced. Tapping into this deeper Self, absolute freedom, over-all love and silent happiness are at hand - bringing a lightness to the daily experience of regular life. 
Come and experience profound silence and meditation. You can bring questions to him as well.

A feature-length documentary, exploring the new music and social phenomenon of chanting, MANTRA - Sounds into Silence shares the stories of people who are finding healing and a sense of inner peace by singing mantras together with others just like them. It's a film about spirituality not religion, it's about people reconnecting with their true selves and with others.

As our characters' stories about their connection to the music unfold, we meet the musicians who have inspired them and brought them together. Through these encounters we will discover how Snatam Kaur, Deva Premal & Miten, Krishna Das, Lama Gyurme, Jai Uttal and MC Yogi, amongst others, came to this music themselves and to the practice of Kirtan, and how, over the years, it transformed their lives too.

WHERE: Prince Kuhio 9
111 E Puainako St
Hilo, HI
April 24th, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Click here to get tickets!

Community Calendars:
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April 8th-15th,  2018 Weekly Yoga & Wellness Classes

Magical Mondays
8:15-9:45 am Morning Yoga w/Sarah
6:00-8:00 pm Hula w/Kumu Ehulani

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

Wondrous Wednesdays
8:15-9:45 am Morning Yoga w/Sarah

Thriving Thursdays
8:15-9:45 am Intermediate Flow Yoga w/Kristen
9:00 am-noon Plant Aloha

Fruitful Fridays
8:15-9:45 am Morning Yoga w/Connie
6:00-10:00 pm Weekly Bee Dance Party with DJ Jelly & Arielle Brown

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

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

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Schedule from Jan. 8th-March 12th 

Skills Class 3:30pm-5:00pm.

Social Circus Jam 3:30-5:00 pm.
Aerial Silk Drop-In with Lilia 3:00-6:30 pm

Keiki Toddler Tumbling 3:00 pm

Performing Troupe 3:00-5:00 pm. starting 3/30

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, April 8 at 2:30PM & 7PM
Monday and Tuesday, April 9 & 10 at 7PM
Not Rated, 95 Minutes, Drama/ Comedy
Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Tickets are $8 General and $7 for Seniors & Students.
Every Tuesday from 6:30-7pm, enjoy Rick Mazurowski on the Mighty Palace Pipe Organ.
Starring: Shinobu Terajima, Josh Hartnett, Megan Mullally
Directed by: Atsuko Hirayanagi
In English and Japanese w/ English Subtitles
Setsuko is a single, emotionally unfulfilled woman, seemingly stuck with a drab, meaningless life in Tokyo. At least until she's convinced by her niece, Mika, to enroll in an unorthodox English class that requires her to wear a blonde wig and take on an American alter ego named "Lucy." This new identity awakens something dormant in Setsuko, and she quickly develops romantic feelings for her American instructor, John. When john suddenly disappears from class and Setsuko learns that he and her niece were secretly dating, Setsuko enlists the help of her sister, and the pair fly across the world to the outskirts of Southern California in search of the runaway couple. In a brave new world of tattoo parlors and seedy motels, family ties and past lives are tested as Setsuko struggles to preserve the dream and promise of "Lucy."

Friday, April 13 - Sunday, April 15 
Hawai'i International Film Festival Spring Showcase
The 21st Annual HIFF Spring Showcase presented by Halekulani is here! The Spring Showcase is HIFF's annual 'mini-festival', showcasing some of the best Spring season films from across the globe. Like the main festival in November the Spring Showcase is a bridge between "East and West," ranging from festival favorites from Sundance, Berlin, and Toronto, to Spring hits from across Japan, China, India, Korea and Southeast Asia.
The Palace Theater is proud to be a part of the Hawaii International Film Festival Spring Showcase with  4   full-length films to offer! 
TICKETS: $8.50 General; $7.50 Seniors & Students. Purchase a HIFF PASS for $20 and see all four films. Tickets and Pass can be purchased at our box office or over the phone with a credit card at 934-7010, M-F, 10AM-3PM. 

Friday & Saturday, April 20 & 21 at 7PM
Sunday, April 22 at 2:30PM & 7PM
Monday and Tuesday, April 23 & 24 at 7PM
R, 112 Minutes, Adventure/ Drama/ 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: Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland, Kirsty Mitchell
Directed by: Paolo Virzì
A runaway couple go on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker, traveling from Boston to The Ernest Hemingway Home in Key West. They recapture their passion for life and their love for each other on a road trip that provides revelation and surprise right up to the very end.

For more info. on the Hilo Palace events go to: 
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Check out the new Polestar Collaborative Program Here!

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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April 2018 Events at
Volcano Art Center

Niaulani Campus & Gallery

April 7 & 8 - Oil Painting workshop with Vicki Penney-Rohner
April 10 - Dirty Cello Concert
April 14 - Zentangle: Dingbatz with Lois & Earl Stokes
April 14 - Paint Your Own Silk Scarf with Patti Pease Johnson
April 14 - Jazz in the Forest: Miles Davis Tribute
April 21 - Gold Leaf & Illumination workshop with Rose Adare
April 26 - Thursday Night at the Center: Sandalwood discussion with Paul Field

Hula Arts

April 12 - Hula Voices with Noe Noe Wong-Wilson
April 14 - Hula Kahiko with Kumu Hula Kini Kaʻawa and Kua O Ka La Public Charter School
April 14- Nā Mea Hula with Kumu Hula Kahoʻokele Crabbe

Aloha Friday on the VAC Gallery Porch

April 6 - ʻUkelele with Wes Awana
April 13 - Lei making with Randy Lee
April 20 - Hula and oli with Kumu Kaho'okele Crabbe
April 27 - Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong

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