Details: Hosted by the Big Island Ukulele Guild

Details: Hosted by the Big Island Ukulele Guild


Show features finely crafted ukuleles by guild members as well as a juried ukulele contest. A number of special events will be hosted throughout the month. On Oct. 21, bring your ukulele to a kanikapila at noon. And at noon today (Oct. 13), an ukulele building demonstration will provide an informative view about creating an ukulele. All events are free and open to the public. All special events include a drawing for a free ukulele.

Details: Photographer Melissa Schelling documents the lava evacuation in real time by photographing every day – even while living out of a suitcase. Schelling’s exhibit combines urgent messages from Civil Defense with her images of lava near her house and daily photographs of her two dogs trying to cope with lava trauma.

Details: This international showcase features 76 unique works created using a full range of contemporary approaches to print media and curated through a selection of 582 submissions representing artists from 28 states, Canada and Mexico. A special Black and White Night event will be hosted at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 2 to celebrate with juror Helen Frederick the opening of the exhibit.

Details: Several artist are opening their art studios for a holiday sale. Light refreshments will be provided, as well as an open garden and plant sale. The event will feature painters, jewelers and ceramicist of varying styles. Contact the person below for additional details.

Calendar for October 20

Details: Would you like to gain better insight into your life and the world around you by exploring your own thoughts and feelings? Then join award-winning novelist and longtime Big Island writing teacher Peek in his acclaimed workshop. Cost is $75 or $65 for VAC members. No writing experience necessary. Students are asked to bring a personal object from their home, car, workshop, office or boat and a handheld mirror, as well as a lunch. To register, call the number below or visit .

Details: Learn how to calm your breathing, calm your mind, release stress and tension, let go of anxiety, have harmony in your relationships, mindful eating for health and total relaxation. Free; open to public.

Details: Explore your settings, navigate, play with calendar, camera and photos, explore apps and multitasking. Have fun with phone and email. Bring your own iPhone and Apple ID and password. Cost is $50; daily parking fee $3. Limit four students.

Details: Aileen Obina teaches computer basics: turning it on and off, saving your work and finding it again and basic mouse skills. Cost is $50; daily parking fee $3.

Details: Learn about entrepreneurship, key ingredients for business success, steps involved in starting your own business, sources of capital and other resources for the startup business. Cost is $25. Registration required at .

Details: This week’s lecture will be an update about rapid ohia death by Corie Yanger with the Komohana Research Center. The Nov. 1 lecture will be presented by Jane Lasswell Hoff, forensic anthropologist and author of “Bones of Paradise, A Big Island Mystery.” She will talk about her new book, “Trees of Banyon Drive.” The cost for the 10-week senior lectures is $10 for all 10 lectures. Open to all.

Details: Sponsored by the Big Island Chapter of the Hawaii Handweavers Hui. For details and fee information call the number below.

Details: Part of a Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy research project. Two topics per class will be taught: AIDS/Tuberculosis on Sept. 27, Immunizations/Cancer on Oct. 25 and Diabetes/Antibiotics on Nov. 15. You will be asked if you’d like to participate in a pre- and post-test to see how much you learn from the class for the purpose of our research (completely optional).

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