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We're excited to share with you an opportunity for adolescent girls on the Big Island to explore themselves and strengthen community through  Girls to Women Mentoring Hawaii , a school based mentorship program that is launching in schools in 2019. Students on island have advocated for this program, and Girls to Women Hawaii is listening and responding. 

Join the organization by participating in and sharing the GoFundMe campaign to raise money for Girls to Women Hawaii's official launch in January 2019. All donations are tax deductible and are deeply appreciated, thank you! - Girls to Women Mentoring Hawaii  

Click here to participate:

Vitality Natural Medicine Clinic is now...Vitality Integrative Medicine!

Drs. Sally Boyd Daughtrey, ND and Chris Lawinski, MD have joined forces to give you personalized medical care with a comprehensive and natural focus. 
Tired of trying to get through to your doctor with a computer screen between you? Need more than a few minutes with your doctor?  
Experience medicine as it used to be before 'the era of the third party payer' changed health 'care' to health 'insurance'!
Whatever your concern, we care for YOU!
In Pahoa across from the high school.  965-2233
Learn more here.
 Gifting Journey with Jan Burda on Dec. 9th.  Learn more here!

January 25th-27th, 2019 at Hawaiian Sanctuary
Upcoming Events listed 

Check this out:

2018 parade theme: Critter Christmas 

 December 8th 5:45-7:15 pm

There is no entrance fee for groups who want to participate. However, since it starts at dusk, please make sure your group is well illuminated.
Various choral groups will be set up at different locations along the parade route to perform at around 5:30pm.
Come one, come all to enjoy this family friendly event!


Voice of Change: Find Your Voice, Live Your Truth
with Suzanne Sterling with all night New Years Eve Kirtan and Party!   12/28 - 1/1

Do you yearn to stand in your power and speak your truth? ? Is it time to listen to the poetry of your own soul and to experience the freedom of your authentic voice? Are you ready to unlock your creative potential and to reclaim your self expression? 

Join Suzanne for this ecstatic mind/body immersion into the heart of soulful self-expression and discover your ability to live, express and embody your truth. This practice will combine yoga asanas with sound healing, chanting and singing, ecstatic movement, and deep ritual, leading you to access your own true voice and embodied creativity. We will break free from the stifling grip of the inner critic, heal deep seated patterns that have kept us silent and focus on freeing the natural voice. As we find and experience the power of our individual voices we will sing together to create joyful community that rises in song. 

You will learn:
*how to unlock your creative potential and find the self-expression that fits you best
* to understand and heal the core traumas that keep you protected but shut down
* to understand the science of sound healing as well as how to use your own voice as a tool for empowerment
* how the basic energy system of the body works and how to unlock the 5th chakra for purification & liberation
* how to reclaim your voice from the situations & people that forced you to hide your authentic voice
* how to remove blocks to power & confidence
*how to use words and songs
to awaken, heal, and build community

Cost is $300 which includes meals. On-site accommodations are available for an additional cost. 

January 25th-27th, 2019


Community Calendars:
 Listed in Alphabetical

December 3rd- December 9th, 2018 Weekly Classes

Magical Mondays
8:15-9:45 a.m. Multi-Level Flow Yoga w/Sarah
3:30-5:00 p.m. NVC w/Tim ($10)

Transformative Tuesdays
8:15-9:45 a.m. Multi-Level Flow Yoga w/Connie
4:30-6:00 p.m. Karate w/Keoni ($10)

Wondrous Wednesdays
8:15-9:45 a.m. Multi-Level Flow Yoga w/Sarah
10:15-11:30 a.m. Buddhi Yoga w/Maria ($10-$15)
4:30-6:00 p.m. Restorative Yoga w/Tungavidya

Thriving Thursdays
8:15-9:45 a.m. YogaFlow 2/Kristen
9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Plant Aloha
4:30-6:00 p.m. Karate w/Keoni ($10)

Fruitful Fridays
8:15-9:45 a.m. Multi-Level Flow Yoga w/Connie
7:00-11:00 p.m. Bee Dance($15/$10)

Scintillating Saturdays
8:15-9:45 a.m. Multi-Level Flow Yoga w/Luna
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Nia Dance w/Valusha ($10)
4-5:00 p.m. Tibetan Singing Bowls Sound Healing w/Erika ($5-15)

Sacred Sundays
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Ecstatic Dance ($15/$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.


HIFF is coming to the Palace Theater for Thursday, November 29 through Sunday, December 2
Normal movie prices apply to individual screenings.
$8.50 General admission, $7.50 Seniors and Students with valid I.D. HIFF all access weekend pass is also available for $35.
Doors open 30 min prior to the first scheduled screening of the day.
Read on after the jump for more information on all the films screening at the Palace!

Friday,December 21 @ 7:00pm  |  Saturday, December 22 @ 7:00pm
Sunday, December 23 @ 2:30 & 7:00pm
Not Rated, 89 min, Drama
A struggling tourist hires two wannabe tour guides to take her to an active volcano.
Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Tickets are $8.50 General and $7.50 for Seniors & Students.
STOKE is an award winning Big Island road film which made it's world premiere at the 38th annual Hawaii International Film Festival. Filmmakers will be in attendance to present this made in Hawaii feature film.
A year after the sudden death of her fiancé, Los Angeles litigator Jane is stuck, unable to let go and move forward. Searching for clarity and closure, she makes a spontaneous trip to the Big Island of Hawaii to visit an active volcano.
Upon arrival, Jane enlists the help of Dusty and Po, two locals pretending to run an adventure tour company. As the trio drive across the island en route to the volcano, an unexpected detour takes the group in a new direction as the story explores love, loss, and lava.
Winner of Best Women in Film: Feature from AUSTIN INDIE FILM FESTIVAL


  The Hilo Elks Lodge 759 Presents its annual
World of Magic show
This year's special performers are Harmony On Tap and magician Glen Bailey.
Harmony On Tap is a women a cappella group based in Hilo. Since 2009, this group of Cool women has been making Hot music for a Good cause, doing performances benefiting local charity groups.
Glen Bailey of Aiea, Oahu, is a 36-year performing veteran of close-up table side magic and stage magic shows for both adult and family parties.  He delights his audiences by bringing laughter and smiles through his incredible Magic ability. He is the past president of the Hawaii Society of American Magicians and past president of the Hawaii Ring of the International Brotherhood of Magicians as well as a member of the "Order of Merlin".  Glen performed in Hawaii over 150 shows a year for the past 25 years for first birthday parties, libraries, scouting events, corporate events, elementary and pre-schools, restaurants, and tourist groups.
Audience will also get to meet the Elks speech therapist Cory Sutter. She is based on the Big Island providing free services to keikis in need. At the end of the show, expect Santa to make a special appearance.
Sponsored by the Elks National Foundation and community members, admissions to this performance is free, and donations are welcome.
For more information, please contact Lily at the Hilo Elks 935-1717.

Friday, December 7th @ 7pm
Saturday, December 8th @ 7pm
Sunday, December 9th @ 2pm
Doors open one hour prior to each show. 
 Island Dance Academy & The Palace Theater Pr
The Nutcracker Ballet
Island Dance Academy presents tap dancing soldiers, sword fighting combatants and whirling twirling ballerinas in this fund raising performance for Hilo's historic Palace Theater.  As an added bonus, Christmas carols will be played on the Palace organ fifteen minutes before the shows start.
Tickets are $12 General Admission, $10 for children 12 and under or seniors 60+. Tickets are  available at the Palace box office. For credit card orders, call the Palace at 934-7010, Monday through Friday from 10am - 3pm.

Friday, December 14th @ 7pm

Doors open at 6pm
N2 Dance Presents
"The Present"
A Christmas Carol with a modern Scrooge
This is an N2 Dance and Vocal production held at the Hilo Palace Theater, with performances in Hip-hop, Contemporary Jazz, B-boy, Hula, Vocals, and Song/Dance.

Tickets $10 in Advance, and $15 At The Door. Tickets available at the Palace Theater Box office over the phone with a credit card by calling 934-7010, Monday through Friday from 10am - 3pm.

For more info. on the Hilo Palace events go to:  


volcano art center
December 2018 Events at  Volcano Art Center

Ni'aulani Campus & Gallery
December 3 & 17 - Painting with Peggy Acrylic Class
December 8 - Jazz in the Forest Christmas Special Concert 
December 8 - Zentangle Henna with Lydia Meneses
December 15 - Indigo Dyeing workshop with Wai'ala and Justin
December 15 - Zentangle Holiday Reception

Hula Arts at VAC Gallery  
December 15 - Hula Kahiko featuring Kumu Hula Kapuaokalaniikapoliopele Kaʻauʻa with Unuokeahi
December 15 - Nā Mea Hula with Loke Kamanu and ʻohana

Aloha Friday on the VAC Gallery Porch
December 7 - ʻUkulele with Wes Awana
December 14 - Lei making with Randy Lee
December 21 - Hula and oli with Kumu Kaho'okele Crabbe
December 28 - Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong

For more details on classes and events at the Volcano Art Center- Click 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.

Shakti Hoku Douglas
Puna Happenings
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