Tutu’s House

Tutu’s House Toning Group will meet from 2-4 p.m. this Saturday. In ancient times, people used the power of sound to communicate, empower their community, support healthy bodies, and for enjoyment and connection. Join Shira Hunt, and George Mycroft to reconnect with this process to experience the adventurous and healing power of sound through the vibrations and frequencies of your voice.

The Future of Solar Electric Applications and Battery Storage on the Big island will be presented by Marco Mangelsdorf from 5:30-7 p.m. Nov. 26. All energy stakeholders — HELCO, the governor, legislature, Public Utilities Commission, interest groups and the public — agree more rooftop solar PV and energy storage is a good and necessary thing. Hawaii is already the most solar electrified state in the nation on a per household basis and it’s just a start in going to where the state needs to be in order to create the bi-directional, distributed energy “smart grid” that lies ahead. At no time in the recent past has the power generation scene on the Big Island been in such a state of flux as it is now. The price of oil is climbing and 40 cents/kilowatt-hour rates are within sight. Puna Geothermal Venture is down, perhaps for good. Power grid resiliency in hurricane alley remains elusive. Net energy metering is gone. Does roof top solar PV still make sense? An exponential increase in energy storage is needed, but at what cost? How energy vulnerable are we on our beautiful island home? What’s next for power generation, solar and battery storage on Hawaii Island? Marco Mangelsdorf is president of ProVision Solar, director of Hawaii Island Energy Cooperative and a lecturer on energy politics at University of Hawaii, Hilo and University of California, Santa Cruz. He will share his ideas and suggestions at this talk.

How to Train Your Dragon Brain with JoAnna Wyss, a psychotherapist, will meet from 5:30-7 p.m. Nov 28. How does the brain’s ancient hard wiring work in today’s world? Mot so well. Learn and practice a simple, relaxing, two-minute activity designed to train the brain’s response to stress and challenges. Decrease anxiety without drugs or alcohol and shift brain chemistry at will. Approach problems or challenges with whole brain capacities, not fight or flight. Hear some amazing stories about early neuroscience pioneer Dr. Marian Diamond. For new and returning attendees, this program will be a review and expansion of previous workshops.

Healthy Living for Your Brain &Bosy or 10 Ways to Love Your Brain will be from 1-2:30 p.m. Nov. 30 with Patrick Toal, Big island regional coordinator for Alzheimer’s Association Aloha Chapter. This program explores the ways in which to keep the brain and body fit. These fun suggestions are based on the latest research and growing evidence which indicates that people can reduce their risk of memory loss sooner by adopting certain healthy lifestyle habits.

Tutu’s House is located at 64-1032 Mamalahoa Highway, #305, in Waimea.

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