Calendar

* TODAY

• Dance for PD, 10 a.m. at Kona Dance and Performing Arts. Donation-based. Dance class for people with Parkinson’s. Info: www.konadance andperformingarts.org, 657-4473.

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Christmas Eve under the stars, 5-8:45 p.m. at Living Stones Church, 76-6224 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona. Free. From sunset to stars, see the Christmas story unfold in song, dance, light, sound and speech. Info: info@livingstones.us.

Christmas Eve candle lighting service, 6:45-9 p.m. at the New Thought Center of Hawaii on the lanai with music, singing, inspirational readings, and candle lighting honoring the Light and Christ Consciousness within all. Hot beverages will be available when the service ends at 8 p.m. Bring a dessert or pupu to share for potluck afterward. Info: www.newthoughtcenterofhawaii.com.

*WEDNESDAY

No meeting of the Kailua-Kona Seniors. Next meeting Jan. 8. Info: Joan, 329-1951.

Free veterans coffee at Privateers Cove, 9-11 a.m. at Privateer’s Cove. Info: traxlerj@yahoo.com, 557-5833.

* THURSDAY

Teen sailing over winter break with the Kona Sailing Club, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily Dec. 26-27 and 30-31 out of Honokohau Harbor. Novice or experienced sailors over 12 years old welcome. Cost for all 4 days including KSC membership is $130. Registration: https://bisailingfoundation.wixsite.com/bisf. Info: bisf@earthlink.net or Alicia Starsong at 640-0662.

Bread baking at the Portuguese stone oven, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Kona Historical Society. Info: konahistorical.org, 323-3222.

Free Thursday night movies at Privateer’s Cove, 75-170 Hualalai Road, Kailua-Kona. Family movie at 6 p.m.; cult classic at 9 p.m.

* FRIDAY

• Mah jong play, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Privateer’s Cove. Free. Open to American and Chinese style players. Info: traxlerj@yahoo.com, 8085575833.

• VFW Post 12122 Friday meal is Mexican-style with beef or chicken tacos, refried beans, rice, pico de gallo salsa /chips,fixings bar and desert for $10, eat in or take out, served 5-7 p.m. All veterans, their family, guests and the public are welcome. Info: Don Zero, (509) 879-1040.

* DEC. 28

Donkey Mill Art Center hosts Mochitsuki &Kadomatsu, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ring in 2020 with mochi pounding, making kadomatsu (pine and bamboo arrangements) and the art of calligraphy. Tickets for this family event can be purchased at www.donkeymillartcenter.org and on the day of the event. Admission is $10 for adults and free for children under the age of 10. Info: donkeymillartcenter.org.

Knitting on the lanai at Kailua-Kona Public Library, 10 a.m. to noon. Free group to socialize with other knitters, work on your project and share ideas. Bring your own chair and beverage. Info: 327-4327.

Travel conversation circle at Kailua-Kona Public Library, 10 a.m. to noon. A two-hour monthly travel meeting to share highlights of recent trips, exciting destinations (even places to avoid), latest internet travel resources, and more. Info: TravelCircle@folkhawaii.com.

Family board game day at Kailua-Kona Public Library, 1-3 p.m. A free, fun-filled Family Board Game Day. Children 5-11 years old &their ohana are invited to try the selection of board games available for in-house play. Info: 327-4327.

• Kona Science Cafe presents Anna Bershteyn, 5-7:30 p.m. at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority Gateway Energy Center, speaking about computer modeling of the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa. It includes time before and after the presentation for questions, answers, and networking opportunities. A potluck is included with the event — bring pupu and non-alcoholic beverages to share; reusable plates and cups are encouraged. Info: Rod Hinman, rod@auroraresearch.com, 989-0977.

VFW Post 12122 monthly meeting, 11:30 a.m. Info: Don Zero, (509) 879-1040.

* DEC. 29

• Kona Beth Shalom annual Chanukah celebration, 4-7 p.m. at the Makaeo Events Pavilion at Kona Old Airport Park. Enjoy traditional holiday songs by Kona’s Traveling Jewish Wedding Band, dance the famous “Chanukah hula,” thrill to the magic of Arnie Rabin and learn to spin dreidels. Bring your own menorah to light candles as the story of this ancient festival of freedom is retold. Delicious potato latkes will be available for purchase. Admission is free for kids and adults are only $5. Info: konabethshalom.org.

* JAN. 1

Free veterans coffee, 9-11 a.m. at Privateers Cove, 75-170 Hualalai Road, Kailua-Kona. Info: traxlerj@yahoo.com, 557-5833.

* JAN. 2

Kona Daifukuji Yoga with Ambika Rose, 8:30-9:30 a.m. at 79-7241 Mamalahoa Highway, Kealakekua, in Kannon Hall. Bring a yoga mat, loose clothing, water a towel, an empty stomach and a donation. All skill levels welcome, for drop-ins or the whole series. Info: 430-2620.

* JAN. 4

• Blue Zones Project Celebration, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Waimea Center center court area. Celebrate the Health &Wellness Movement in North Hawaii and kick off the new year with live entertainment, bicycle smoothies, food samples from local restaurants, plant giveaways, keiki ativities and more.

* JAN. 5

Kona Daifukuji Yoga with Ambika Rose, 4:30-6 p.m. at 79-7241 Mamalahoa Highway, Kealakekua, in Kannon Hall. Bring a yoga mat, loose clothing, water a towel, an empty stomach and a donation. All skill levels welcome, for drop-ins or the whole series. Info: 430-2620.

* JAN. 8

• Kealakehe Neighborhood Watch monthly meeting, 6:15 p.m. in the Kealakehe Intermediate School Cafeteria. For info, text Ardie Ikeda at 987-1665.

• Kailua-Kona Seniors quarterly meeting, 10 a.m. at Hale Halawai. Suggestions for activities for this year, January birthdays and games. Info: Cathy, (210) 218-3046.

* JAN. 9

Kona Daifukuji Yoga with Ambika Rose, 8:30-9:30 a.m. at 79-7241 Mamalahoa Highway, Kealakekua, in Kannon Hall. Bring a yoga mat, loose clothing, water a towel, an empty stomach and a donation. All skill levels welcome, for drop-ins or the whole series. Info: 430-2620.

* JAN. 12

Kona Daifukuji Yoga with Ambika Rose, 4:30-6 p.m. at 79-7241 Mamalahoa Highway, Kealakekua, in Kannon Hall. Bring a yoga mat, loose clothing, water a towel, an empty stomach and a donation. All skill levels welcome, for drop-ins or the whole series. Info: 430-2620.

* JAN. 15

• Kailua-Kona Seniors meeting, 10 a.m. at Hale Halawai, featuring a guest speaker for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Info: Cathy, (210) 218-3046.

* JAN. 16

Kona Daifukuji Yoga with Ambika Rose, 8:30-9:30 a.m. at 79-7241 Mamalahoa Highway, Kealakekua, in Kannon Hall. Bring a yoga mat, loose clothing, water a towel, an empty stomach and a donation. All skill levels welcome, for drop-ins or the whole series. Info: 430-2620.

* JAN. 19

Kona Daifukuji Yoga with Ambika Rose, 4:30-6 p.m. at 79-7241 Mamalahoa Highway, Kealakekua, in Kannon Hall. Bring a yoga mat, loose clothing, water a towel, an empty stomach and a donation. All skill levels welcome, for drop-ins or the whole series. Info: 430-2620.

* JAN. 22

• Kailua-Kona Seniors meeting, 10 a.m. at Hale Halawai, featuring the “Souper Bowl” event. Enjoy different soups while answering super bowl trivia. Members may bring additional items to go with soup. Info: Cathy, (210) 218-3046.

* JAN. 23

Kona Daifukuji Yoga with Ambika Rose, 8:30-9:30 a.m. at 79-7241 Mamalahoa Highway, Kealakekua, in Kannon Hall. Bring a yoga mat, loose clothing, water a towel, an empty stomach and a donation. All skill levels welcome, for drop-ins or the whole series. Info: 430-2620.

* JAN. 26

Kona Daifukuji Yoga with Ambika Rose, 4:30-6 p.m. at 79-7241 Mamalahoa Highway, Kealakekua, in Kannon Hall. Bring a yoga mat, loose clothing, water a towel, an empty stomach and a donation. All skill levels welcome, for drop-ins or the whole series. Info: 430-2620.

* JAN. 29

Volcano talk with USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologist Frank Trusdell, 6-7 p.m. at Puuhonua O Honaunau national historical park. Trusdell presents an overview of Mauna Loa’s current status and potential volcanic hazards, and how HVO is preparing for the next eruption. Open to public; Park entrance fees may apply. Info: https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/hvo/ or email askHVO@usgs.gov.

• Kailua-Kona Seniors meet at the Civic Center for a free movie, 10 a.m.

* JAN. 30

Kona Daifukuji Yoga with Ambika Rose, 8:30-9:30 a.m. at 79-7241 Mamalahoa Highway, Kealakekua, in Kannon Hall. Bring a yoga mat, loose clothing, water a towel, an empty stomach and a donation. All skill levels welcome, for drop-ins or the whole series. Info: 430-2620.

* FEB. 2

Kona Daifukuji Yoga with Ambika Rose, 4:30-6 p.m. at 79-7241 Mamalahoa Highway, Kealakekua, in Kannon Hall. Bring a yoga mat, loose clothing, water a towel, an empty stomach and a donation. All skill levels welcome, for drop-ins or the whole series. Info: 430-2620.

* FEB. 6

Kona Daifukuji Yoga with Ambika Rose, 8:30-9:30 a.m. at 79-7241 Mamalahoa Highway, Kealakekua, in Kannon Hall. Bring a yoga mat, loose clothing, water a towel, an empty stomach and a donation. All skill levels welcome, for drop-ins or the whole series. Info: 430-2620.

* FEB. 9

Kona Daifukuji Yoga with Ambika Rose, 4:30-6 p.m. at 79-7241 Mamalahoa Highway, Kealakekua, in Kannon Hall. Bring a yoga mat, loose clothing, water a towel, an empty stomach and a donation. All skill levels welcome, for drop-ins or the whole series. Info: 430-2620.

* FEB. 13

Kona Daifukuji Yoga with Ambika Rose, 8:30-9:30 a.m. at 79-7241 Mamalahoa Highway, Kealakekua, in Kannon Hall. Bring a yoga mat, loose clothing, water a towel, an empty stomach and a donation. All skill levels welcome, for drop-ins or the whole series. Info: 430-2620.

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* FEB. 16

Kona Daifukuji Yoga with Ambika Rose, 4:30-6 p.m. at 79-7241 Mamalahoa Highway, Kealakekua, in Kannon Hall. Bring a yoga mat, loose clothing, water a towel, an empty stomach and a donation. All skill levels welcome, for drop-ins or the whole series. Info: 430-2620.

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