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Summer 2017

Advanced Microsoft Excel - Beyond the Basics (Hilo) *ETF

Don’t waste your time on basic Excel 2016 skills that you already know. By assuming that you are already able to use Excel's basic features, this workshop will focus on advanced features and functionality of the software which include but are not limited to:

Master dynamic tables using automatic, manual, qualified and unqualified structured table references
Use advanced filters to apply complex logical criteria
Use Excel's Subtotal feature to create both regular and nested subtotals
Implement a hyperlink-based navigation system to allow users to easily navigate large workbooks
Create beautiful interactive forms using checkbox, combo box, command button, text box and option button controls
Record macros with both absolute and relative references
Use slicers to allow touch-screen users to quickly filter Pivot Tables by multiple criteria
Understand primary and foreign keys and use them to create both one-to-many and many-to-many relationships
Understand OLAP pivot tables and use them to analyze data residing in a data model
Use Get & Transform queries to extract, clean and combine data from Web Pages, Databases and Worksheets
Use Get & Transform to create a de-normalized data extract from a multi-table relational database

Required: Ability to operate a computer & basic Microsoft Excel experience.

Who is Claire Akau:

With 20+ years of experience, Claire's 3 career passions include Teaching/Training, Software and Accounting. She is also a Accounting instructor for the University of Hawaii at Hilo's College of Business and Economics. Instructor is Claire Akau.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 24-Jul 28, M/W/F 4:30pm-6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, UCB-105, $85.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


American Sign Language, Level 1a - Sec 1 (Hilo) * ETF

This class will introduce the basics of American Sign Language (ASL), including grammar and vocabulary for simple social conversation. Participants will also learn about deaf culture and rules of social interaction.
Open to ages 15 and up.

Required:Signing Naturally Student Workbook with DVD, Level 1, Units 1-6, copyright 2008.

Who is Vicki Linter:

Vicki Linter is a hearing instructor and learned ASL at Los Angeles, Pierce College. She was an ASL interpreter for 25 years and has taught ASL in community settings in California and in Hawaii.

* Funding currently available through the Department of Labor & Industrial Relations to support training and employee development in areas of current and future skills need. For further information, please go to labor.hawaii.gov/wdd/home/employers/etf. Instructor is Vicki Linter.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jun 6-Aug 15, T 5:00pm-6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, W-9, $150.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


American Sign Language, Level 1a - Sec 2 (Hilo) * ETF

This class will introduce the basics of American Sign Language (ASL), including grammar and vocabulary for simple social conversation. Participants will also learn about deaf culture and rules of social interaction.
Open to ages 15 and up.

Required: Signing Naturally Student Workbook with DVD, Level 1, Units 1-6, copyright 2008.


Who is Pam Bond:

Pam Bond is a deaf instructor and is native in ASL. She has 12 years of teaching experience at Brigham Young University and at the high school level in Utah.


* Funding currently available through the Department of Labor & Industrial Relations to support training and employee development in areas of current and future skills need. For further information, please go to labor.hawaii.gov/wdd/home/employers/etf. Instructor is Pam Bond.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jun 6-Aug 15, T 5:00pm-6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, W-14, $150.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


American Sign Language, Level 1b (Hilo) *ETF

This class is for anyone with some experience with American Sign Language (ASL). There will be an initial review of the basics to assess the overall class level. Participants will focus on advancing expressive and receptive conversational skills.
Open to ages 15 and up.

Required: Signing Naturally Student Workbook with DVD, Level 1, Units 1-6, copyright 2008.

Who is Pam Bond:

Pam Bond is a deaf instructor and is native in ASL. She has 12 years of teaching experience at Brigham Young University and at the high school level in Utah.

* Funding currently available through the Department of Labor & Industrial Relations to support training and employee development in areas of current and future skills need. For further information, please go to labor.hawaii.gov/wdd/home/employers/etf. Instructor is Pam Bond.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jun 8-Aug 10, Th 5:00pm-6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, W-9, $150.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Art for Everyone: Abstract Painting (Hilo)

This class is for those with basic painting background who would like to explore the techniques of abstract painting. Darcy Gray shares her passion for abstract painting in this introductory class which will help students learn how to take risks and gain more confidence in their own way of painting. Students will develop sketches, play with perspective and focus, work with colors, then push themselves to paint intuitively and at different scales.

Required: Basic painting background.

Initial supplies will be provided, including basic acrylics, pencils, brushes, palette knives, sketch paper and 1 canvas.

Students will need to provide their own canvases and acrylics for the final classes, as they will be selecting sizes and colors of their preference.

Who is Darcy Gray:

Darcy Gray received her B.A. in 3 Dimensional Design from Birmingham City University in England. She recently moved to the Big Island from Santa Fe, NM, where she worked as an independent artist, taught private lessons and volunteered with teaching seniors. Darcy was recently honored by the Hawaii State Foundation in Culture and Arts with her abstract painting “Hilo Rain” which is now in the public Collection of Art in Public Places. Instructor is Darcy Gray.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 8-Aug 12, Sat 10:00am-12:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, UCB-312, $125.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Art for Keiki: Adventures in Drawing 2 (Hilo)

Students will be taken on a journey through different styles and historical time periods in art with a focus on drawing. Students will broaden their artistic vocabulary and drawing know-how while being introduced to basic elements of art and design. This course is designed to inspire each child's creativity and imagination. This class will have new projects, and will be open to both new students and those who already took the Spring 2017 class.

Class is for children ages 7-10.

All materials provided.

Who is Kellie Miyazu:

Kellie Miyazu has attended California College of the Arts and is a graduate of the University of Hawai'i at Hilo with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art. She has spent the past several years doing design work for various University of Hawai'i at Hilo organizations. Currently she can be found teaching art at Waiakeawaena Elementary School and at the East Hawai‘i Cultural Center, where she also sits on the Board as the Designer-In-Residence and as a​​ coordinator for their Summer Arts Program. In addition to teaching, and her digital design work, Kellie is also a freelance artist with a passion for drawing and painting. Instructor is Kellie Miyazu.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jun 20-Jul 25, T/Th 4:30pm-6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, K-107, $95.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Art for Keiki: Mixed Media (Hilo)

Students will explore a variety of mediums, both traditional and non-traditional, including watercolor, paper sculpture, and relief printing. They will expand their creativity by developing both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional projects. In addition, students will learn to develop and plan their ideas through sketching, and incorporate dynamic elements with color and texture.

Class is for children ages 7-10.

All materials provided.

Who is Kellie Miyazu:

Kellie Miyazu has attended California College of the Arts and is a graduate of the University of Hawai'i at Hilo with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art. She has spent the past several years doing design work for various University of Hawai'i at Hilo organizations. Currently she can be found teaching art at Waiakeawaena Elementary School and at the East Hawai‘i Cultural Center, where she also sits on the Board as the Designer-In-Residence and as a​​ coordinator for their Summer Arts Program. In addition to teaching, and her digital design work, Kellie is also a freelance artist with a passion for drawing and painting. Instructor is Kellie Miyazu.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jun 19-Jul 19, M/W 4:30pm-6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, K-107, $105.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Art for Keiki: The Mural Project (Hilo)

Join Kellie Miyazu and Dena Nakahashi for a unique art experience! Students will learn the techniques of mural design and painting, and will create a permanent mural on the UH Hilo campus. Students should wear appropriate clothing for outdoor painting, and be prepared with sunscreen, water, hat, etc. Class is limited to 8 students.

Class is for children ages 8-10 years old.

All materials are provided.

Who is Kellie Miyazu:

Kellie Miyazu has attended California College of the Arts and is a graduate of the University of Hawai'i at Hilo with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art. She has spent the past several years doing design work for various University of Hawai'i at Hilo organizations. Currently she can be found teaching art at Waiakeawaena Elementary School and at the East Hawai‘i Cultural Center, where she also sits on the Board as the Designer-In-Residence and as a​​ coordinator for their Summer Arts Program. In addition to teaching, and her digital design work, Kellie is also a freelance artist with a passion for drawing and painting. Instructor is Kellie Miyazu.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 31-Aug 4, M/T/W/Th/F 8:00am-12:00pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, PB-7 (Meeting Room), $155.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Basic Computer Skills Training for the PC, Discount Package (Hilo)

Basic Computer Skills Training for the PC, Part 1

New to computers? All the courses are aimed at complete beginners, so you don't need experience to get started. Everyone was a beginner at one point. This training will teach you the basics about using your computer with topics ranging from mouse navigation, opening and closing windows, powering on/off, getting on the internet, saving your files, setting up an email account, and even how to transfer photos from your camera to your hard drive. This class is excellent for those new to computers or just brushing up your computer skills to help you find employment.

By the end of this course, you will:

◦Be familiar with basic computer hardware components, like the keyboard and mouse.

◦Understand the difference between PCs and Macs (a.k.a. Operating Systems)

◦Be oriented to the Desktop.

◦Be familiar with windows.

◦Be able to create, edit, and organize files and folders.

◦Getting on the internet

◦Creating and check a GMAIL email account.

◦Be familiar with some keyboard shortcuts and right-click functions.

◦Be able to startup, logon, logoff, and shutdown the computer.

Required: Ability to operate a computer is required.

AND

Basic Computer Skills Training for the PC, Part 2
Part 2 of our computer basics training will focus on basic core functions of Windows.

•Be able to effectively manage your computer.

•Learn how to use the basic Windows applications, including WordPad, NotePad, Task Manager, Calculator, Paint, and Internet Explorer Protect your data

•Understand malware

•Customize your computer

Required: Ability to operate a computer is required.

Who is Evan Clark:

Evan Clark is a Certified Recording Engineer / Electronic Multimedia Producer from Kansas City. Evan is a graduate of Full Sail University / Studio Florida. Evan has taught technology classes to adults for over 10 years.

* Funding currently available through the Department of Labor & Industrial Relations to support training and employee development in areas of current and future skills need. For further information, please go to labor.hawaii.gov/wdd/home/employers/etf. Instructor is Evan Clark.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 10-Jul 26, M/W/F 4:30pm-6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB 7 (Computer Lab), $130.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Basic Computer Skills Training for the PC, Part 1 (Hilo) *ETF

New to computers? All the courses are aimed at complete beginners, so you don't need experience to get started. Everyone was a beginner at one point. This training will teach you the basics about using your computer with topics ranging from mouse navigation, opening and closing windows, powering on/off, getting on the internet, saving your files, setting up an email account, and even how to transfer photos from your camera to your hard drive. This class is excellent for those new to computers or just brushing up your computer skills to help you find employment.

By the end of this course, you will:

◦Be familiar with basic computer hardware components, like the keyboard and mouse.

◦Understand the difference between PCs and Macs (a.k.a. Operating Systems)

◦Be oriented to the Desktop.

◦Be familiar with windows.

◦Be able to create, edit, and organize files and folders.

◦Getting on the internet

◦Creating and check a GMAIL email account.

◦Be familiar with some keyboard shortcuts and right-click functions.

◦Be able to startup, logon, logoff, and shutdown the computer.

Required: Ability to operate a computer is required.

Who is Evan Clark:

Evan Clark is a Certified Recording Engineer / Electronic Multimedia Producer from Kansas City. Evan is a graduate of Full Sail University / Studio Florida. Evan has taught technology classes to adults for over 10 years.


* Funding currently available through the Department of Labor & Industrial Relations to support training and employee development in areas of current and future skills need. For further information, please go to labor.hawaii.gov/wdd/home/employers/etf. Instructor is Evan Clark.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 10-Jul 17, M/W/F 4:30pm-6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, PB-7 (Computer Lab), $75.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Basic Computer Skills Training for the PC, Part 2 (Hilo) *ETF

Part 2 of our computer basics training will focus on basic core functions of Windows.

•Be able to effectively manage your computer.

•Learn how to use the basic Windows applications, including WordPad, NotePad, Task Manager, Calculator, Paint, and Internet Explorer Protect your data

•Understand malware

•Customize your computer

Required: Ability to operate a computer is required.

Who is Evan Clark:

Evan Clark is a Certified Recording Engineer / Electronic Multimedia Producer from Kansas City. Evan is a graduate of Full Sail University / Studio Florida. Evan has taught technology classes to adults for over 10 years.


* Funding currently available through the Department of Labor & Industrial Relations to support training and employee development in areas of current and future skills need. For further information, please go to labor.hawaii.gov/wdd/home/employers/etf. Instructor is Evan Clark.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 19-Jul 26, M/W/F 4:30pm-6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, PB-7 (Computer Lab), $75.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Beginners Boxing for Keiki (Hilo)

Students will be introduced to the basics of boxing, including safety,hand wrapping, proper stance, foot movement, basic punches, and blocking & counter punching. This course is designed to improve balance & coordination and teaches a blend of offensive and defensive skills used in the art of self defense.

For ages 8-12 years old.

Required: Handwraps, available from retail stores. Must wear athletic shoes, appropriate exercise wear, bring water and a towel.

There will be no class on June 28.

Who is Perry Harada:

Perry Harada is a certified coach, judge and referee with the United States Amateur Boxing, Inc. Instructor is Perry Harada.

Status: Registration has closed.
May 31-Jul 12, W 3:00pm-4:00pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, Old Gym, $60.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Beginning Japanese Language for Children (Hilo)

Students will learn basic Japanese language skills, beginning with the “ABCs.” Basic conversation practice is included, as well as reading and writing.

This class is designed for students age 12 and up. Adults are welcome.

Required: Genki 1: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese, 2nd edition

Who is Hiroko Igarashi:

Instructor Hiroko Igarashi has a BS in Mathematics, BA in Communications and MA in China-US Relations. She has many years of experience teaching Japanese to children and adults in the community, and as a UH Hilo Lecturer. Her classes are practical, fun and interactive, helping students to get the most out of every session. Instructor is Hiroko Igarashi.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jun 26-Jul 26, M/W 3:30pm-4:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, CH-6, $100.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Conversational French (Hilo)

Native French speaker and long time French instructor, Sylvie Garnero, introduces you to the French language. Through observation and actual practice, you will learn how the French communicate and then replicate it through the use of proper words and grammar. Upon registering, please state if you have learned any French in recent years.

Who is Sylvie Garnero:

Bonjour! Born and raised in France, Sylvie studied at the University of Paris IV (Sorbonne) and then Paris VIII (Vincennes-Saint Denis) where she received a B.A. with a major in ESL and an M.A. in Linguistics. She has been living in Hawai'i for 26 years and teaching her native language at all levels for many years. Sylvie holds Hawai'i dearly and has adapted her French teaching to the Polynesian style that she enjoyed in Tahiti. A true believer in the importance of learning at least another language in order to develop and/or to keep your brain working, Sylvie enjoys starting children at a very young age and likes to 'entertain' seniors. She looks forward to seeing you at class! Au revoir. Instructor is Sylvie Garnero.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 19-Aug 16, W 10:45am-12:45pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, W-14, $90.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Creating a Series Discount Package (Hilo)

Creating a Series: Series Writing

If you’ve always wanted to write your own television series or you’re intrigued by how popular web series are becoming, this is your chance to gain the skills you need to develop your own show. There’s more to creating a successful series than just writing a pilot; we’ll learn how to develop a bible, look at writing teams, and discuss strategies regarding casting, budgets, and studio vs. location productions. So whether you envision a network drama or an inexpensive web series that you plan on filming yourself, this class will help you get there.

AND

Creating a Series: Sitcom 101

If you’ve ever wondered how your favorite sitcom is made and you love team projects, this is your chance to become a creative partner in Sitcom 101. Join us as we work together to produce an episode for our own sitcom series. The first class will focus on brainstorming the show’s concept and establishing roles. From there, we’ll write the script, rehearse the lines, build the set, and finally shoot the episode. Whether you prefer to be “behind-the-scenes” or the star of the show, bring your own unique skills and talents to this fun project and see all your creativity on the screen.


Who is Adam Sydney:

Having taught storytelling and writing classes for nearly ten years, Adam has two master's degrees in screenwriting and presently works in the entertainment industry as a screenplay evaluator. He has also published three novels and has worked as a journalist, creative director at an advertising agency, and the head of development at a film production company. Instructor is Adam Sydney.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jun 6-Aug 10, T/Th 5:00pm-7:00pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, UCB-331, $160.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Creating a Series: Series Writing (Hilo)

If you’ve always wanted to write your own television series or you’re intrigued by how popular web series are becoming, this is your chance to gain the skills you need to develop your own show. There’s more to creating a successful series than just writing a pilot; we’ll learn how to develop a bible, look at writing teams, and discuss strategies regarding casting, budgets, and studio vs. location productions. So whether you envision a network drama or an inexpensive web series that you plan on filming yourself, this class will help you get there.

Who is Adam Sydney:

Having taught storytelling and writing classes for nearly ten years, Adam has two master's degrees in screenwriting and presently works in the entertainment industry as a screenplay evaluator. He has also published three novels and has worked as a journalist, creative director at an advertising agency, and the head of development at a film production company. Instructor is Adam Sydney.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jun 6-Jun 29, T/Th 5:00pm-7:00pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, UCB-331, $100.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Creating a Series: Sitcom 101 (Hilo)

If you’ve ever wondered how your favorite sitcom is made and you love team projects, this is your chance to become a creative partner in Sitcom 101. Join us as we work together to produce an episode for our own sitcom series. The first class will focus on brainstorming the show’s concept and establishing roles. From there, we’ll write the script, rehearse the lines, build the set, and finally shoot the episode. Whether you prefer to be “behind-the-scenes” or the star of the show, bring your own unique skills and talents to this fun project and see all your creativity on the screen.

Who is Adam Sydney:

Having taught storytelling and writing classes for nearly ten years, Adam has two master's degrees in screenwriting and presently works in the entertainment industry as a screenplay evaluator. He has also published three novels and has worked as a journalist, creative director at an advertising agency, and the head of development at a film production company. Instructor is Adam Sydney.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 6-Aug 10, Th 5:00pm-7:00pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, UCB-331, $75.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Creating Business and Marketing Video Scripts (Hilo)

Increasingly, organizations are communicating their brand through commercials and online marketing videos in order to best reach their target markets. In addition, training and informational videos have become a much more cost-effective and engaging way for even small businesses to convey important information to clients, customers, and employees. In this class, we will learn about the pre-production process for a variety of video types, from marketing concepts and professional script formatting to working with production companies and shooting footage yourself. By the end of class, you will have one or more professional and effective scripts ready for production.

Who is Adam Sydney:

Adam Sydney was creative director at the Strategic Marketing ad agency and has worked with clients to develop successful strategies for fifteen years. In addition he’s taught video production and advertising at the college level for more than seven years. Instructor is Adam Sydney.

Status: Registration has closed.
May 22-May 26, M/W/F 10:00am-12:00pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, CH-6, $85.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Dance for Everyone: Hip Hop Basics (Hilo)

Learn the basics of hip hop and explore a variety of styles including contemporary, ballet, popping, jazz and more. Each class will include a warm up and conditioning exercises, moving across the floor and learning choreographed movement. Upon completion of the session, participants will have learned a set warm up routine and a short choreographed piece. This is a mixed level class, open to those with no dance experience.

Participants may dance in either bare feet or socks. Please bring water and wear comfortable clothing that you can move in.

Who is Lawrence Mano:

Lawrence Mano has been studying dance for 5 years with a wide range of instructors in the Hilo community. He has instructed portions of the UH Hilo Dance Ensemble classes over two semesters, and has choreographed multiple dance pieces and performed in numerous productions. Lawrence is a fun, warm and patient instructor, who loves to break down movement to help dancers to explore, learn about themselves and grow. Instructor is Lawrence Mano.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jun 2-Aug 4, F 7:00pm-8:15pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, Old Gym, $85.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Dance for Everyone: Popping 101

In this class, Max Belliard will educate you on the history and origins of popping and how it has evolved over time into our modern day. This class will cover popping basics, including: tutting, botting, ticking, strobing, dime stopping, isolations and more. You'll learn how to move intricately with music in ways you may have not ventured before.

Required: Please bring water and wear comfortable clothing that you can move in.

Who is Max Belliard Jr:

Max L Belliard Jr. born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky . Max began his dancing journey at the age of 18 after experiencing his first bboy jam, City vs City 7, in Chicago, Illinois. Shortly after the jam he began training everyday, traveling to NYC and the Midwest of the US attending dance battles. Over the years since 2010 Max has performed and trained at numerous battles, dance camps and facilities across the Midwest and NYC. In 2015, Max traveled across the US to California, then to the Big Island to further his pursuit in freestyle dancing. Instructor is Max Belliard.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jun 1-Aug 3, Th 6:30pm-7:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, Old Gym, $75.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


DSLR Photography Application and Theory (Hilo)

This workshop is geared to the novice, the average DSLR camera owner with limited photo knowledge. Experienced photographers can also benefit from the programs with hints and tips they can use to make their pictures even better. The classes are especially useful to owners of digital cameras who are early in their camera ownership but have learned that going digital is not a substitute for a foundation in classic photographic techniques.

Required: Ability to operate a computer & DSLR Camera and a USB flash drive required.

Who is Mark Watanabe:

Taught by professional photographer and digital media arts instructor Mark Watanabe M.Ed. Mark was the marketing director for Food Fair Supermarkets, a professional studio photographer for over a decade, and is who presently a photography and graphic arts at Kea`au High School. Instructor is Mark Watanabe.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jun 26-Jun 29, M/T/W/Th 3:00pm-6:00pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, UCB-125 (Mac Lab), $85.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Exploring Korean Cooking Discount Package (Hilo)

Exploring Korean Cooking: Kimchi Dishes

Discover more about kimchi than you might have imagined possible. Participants will learn to prepare a variety of dishes based on kimchi (pancakes, stew, fried rice, and more), and will also be introduced to new types of traditional korean kimchi. This folk cooking class will include preparing a main entree and multiple homestyle side dishes that will combine for a flavorful and traditional Korean meal.

All materials will be provided.

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Exploring Korean Cooking: Summer Foods
Enjoy the summer - Korean style! Learn to prepare a traditional Korean summer meal in this hands-on folk cooking class. Recipes originate from the Jeolla Provinces of South Korea and are homestyle dishes. Dishes will vary based on seasonal availability of ingredients at local markets.

All materials will be provided.

Who are Sohee & Aaron Martinson:

Sohee and Aaron Martinson bring a unique flavor to their folk cooking classes, thanks to their diverse backgrounds and fun and informative style of teaching. They met in Sohee’s homeland in South Korea, where Aaron spent 8 years as an expat. Sohee and her family own and operate a popular and successful restaurant in Seoul. Aaron has been an instructor for 10 years and is also a writer, editor, public speaker, digital artist and filmmaker. Sohee is a former Judo player and coach, who is now an educator and entrepreneur. Instructor is Sohee Lee.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jun 10-Jul 9, Sat/Sun 9:00am-12:00pm, [Hilo] TBD [Hilo], $175.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Exploring Korean Cooking: Kimchi Dishes (Hilo)

Discover more about kimchi than you might have imagined possible. Participants will learn to prepare a variety of dishes based on kimchi (pancakes, stew, fried rice, and more), and will also be introduced to new types of traditional korean kimchi. This folk cooking class will include preparing a main entree and multiple homestyle side dishes that will combine for a flavorful and traditional Korean meal.

All materials will be provided.

Who are Sohee & Aaron Martinson:

Sohee and Aaron Martinson bring a unique flavor to their folk cooking classes, thanks to their diverse backgrounds and fun and informative style of teaching. They met in Sohee’s homeland in South Korea, where Aaron spent 8 years as an expat. Sohee and her family own and operate a popular and successful restaurant in Seoul. Aaron has been an instructor for 10 years and is also a writer, editor, public speaker, digital artist and filmmaker. Sohee is a former Judo player and coach, who is now an educator and entrepreneur. Instructor is Sohee Lee.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jun 10-Jun 11, Sat/Sun 9:00am-12:00pm, [Hilo] TBD [Hilo], $95.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Exploring Korean Cooking: Summer Foods (Hilo)

Enjoy the summer - Korean style! Learn to prepare a traditional Korean summer meal in this hands-on folk cooking class. Recipes originate from the Jeolla Provinces of South Korea and are homestyle dishes. Dishes will vary based on seasonal availability of ingredients at local markets.

All materials will be provided.

Who are Sohee & Aaron Martinson:

Sohee and Aaron Martinson bring a unique flavor to their folk cooking classes, thanks to their diverse backgrounds and fun and informative style of teaching. They met in Sohee’s homeland in South Korea, where Aaron spent 8 years as an expat. Sohee and her family own and operate a popular and successful restaurant in Seoul. Aaron has been an instructor for 10 years and is also a writer, editor, public speaker, digital artist and filmmaker. Sohee is a former Judo player and coach, who is now an educator and entrepreneur. Instructor is Sohee Lee.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 8-Jul 9, Sat/Sun 9:00am-12:00pm, [Hilo] TBD [Hilo], $95.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Exploring Korean Culture: Planning Your Trip to Korea (Hilo)

Whether you’re planning a trip soon, or just want to take a “virtual tour” of South Korea, this class will help you understand, plan and prepare for your adventure. Exploring one province at a time, Aaron and Sohee Martinson will guide you in researching a range of possible activities and sites that may not be on the typical traveler’s “to do” list. This class will be highly interactive, involving lots of discussion and sharing of personal insights and perspectives. Actual travel to South Korea is not required to enjoy this class.

Who is Aaron Martinson:

Aaron Martinson lived in South Korea for 8 years, where he was a writer, radio personality and professor. He was also an editor for the Korean Tourism Organization and wrote for magazines such as Seoul Select and Seoul Magazine. Instructor is Aaron Martinson.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 20-Aug 3, Th 4:30pm-6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, CH-6, $55.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Exploring Russian Culture (Hilo)

Get an overview of Russian culture from a native of Russia. Olga Sideleva will share information on history, politics, food, drinks, literature, ballet, family traditions and superstitions. This class is interactive, and questions are encouraged! Learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about that mysterious northern country.

Who is Olga Sideleva:

Olga Sideleva earned a Ph.D. in Genetics from St. Petersburg University in Russia. She has over 20 years of experience in biological research. Dr. Sideleva also holds professional certifications as a teacher and a professional cook in the Russian Federation. She enjoys making complex material easy to understand. She brings her fun, enthusiastic and warm personality to her classes, and is looking forward to sharing her knowledge with our community. Instructor is Olga Sideleva.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 5-Jul 26, W 5:00pm-6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, K-112, $45.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Hip Hop for Kids (Hilo)

Learn hip hop broken down to the basics with Max Belliard. This class includes break dance, tutting, popping & locking, hip-hop choreography, freestyle and more! Students will be encouraged to explore movement, embracing their own style, ideas and interests so that they can experience dancing in a way that is truly their own.

Class is for children ages 7-12 years old. No dance experience required.

Who is Max L Belliard Jr:

Max L Belliard Jr. was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky and began his dancing journey at the age of 18. He experienced his first bboy jam, City vs City 7, in Chicago, Illinois and soon after began training everyday. Since 2010, Max has performed and trained at numerous battles, dance camps and facilities across the Midwest and in New York City. In 2015, Max traveled to California, then to the Big Island of Hawaii to further his pursuit of freestyle dancing. Instructor is Max Belliard.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jun 2-Aug 4, F 5:30pm-6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, Old Gym, $65.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Introduction to Creative Nonfiction (Hilo)

Creative Nonfiction is one of the most popular genres of writing right now and encompasses many forms, including essay, journal article, research paper, memoir, poem, prose. The key to creative nonfiction is the use of literary techniques to tell nonfiction stories in a way that is dramatic and compelling. We will try several different techniques and styles in order to find the best way to tell our stories, to make them personal and to make them memorable.

Required: Bring a notebook and pen.

Who is Frances Kai-Hwa Wang:

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, a writer, speaker, activist and multicultural educator who teaches at the University of Michigan, and is the author of “Where Lava Meets the Sea—Asian Pacific American Postcards from Hawaii” instructs this dynamic workshop that is open to anyone. Instructor is Frances Kai-Hwa Wang.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 11-Jul 18, T 5:00pm-7:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, UCB-104, $35.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Introduction to Italic Calligraphy (Hilo)

This class is an introduction to western italic calligraphy. Students will practice pen skills and techniques and learn how to hand-letter the italic letter forms. This class will provide the student with opportunities to develop their familiarity with the broad-nibbed pen and marker. Also included are practical explorations of applying hand lettering to various kinds of products.

Required: Lettering markers and ruled paper. Call for details.

Who is Mark Watanabe:

Taught by professional photographer and digital media arts instructor Mark Watanabe M.Ed. Mark was the marketing director for Food Fair Supermarkets, a professional studio photographer for over a decade, and is who presently a photography and graphic arts at Kea`au High School. Instructor is Mark Watanabe.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jun 12-Jun 15, M/T/W/Th 9:00am-12:00pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, UCB-331, $75.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Introduction to Seed Saving for the Home Gardener (Hilo)

This course will give home gardeners the knowledge and skills to save and store high quality, locally adapted seeds to use in their own garden or to share in their community. Ilana Stout will present a brief overview of the history of seed saving and discussion of the benefits of learning to save seed. Basic reproductive biology of flowering plants will be covered, as well as processing techniques, equipment, best storage practices, germination testing.

Materials will be provided, however students are encouraged to bring any seeds that they would like to share in a seed exchange at the end of the class, as well as an airtight container (quart size tupperware or mason jar) to use in creating a seed bank.

Who is Ilana Stout:

Ilana Stout is an sustainability educator and an avid gardener. She has been teaching in Hawai'i for over 10 years and is currently a lecturer at Hawaii Community College. Ilana has also done seed education and outreach work with the Hawai'i Public Seed Initiative and is growing seed for the new Hawai'i Seed Grower's Network. Ilana is a Master's degree candidate in the Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science program at the University of Hawai'i at Hilo, her research uses community-based surveys and interviews with local seed keepers to identify heritage varieties of food and medicinal plants that were brought to Hawai'i during the plantation era. Instructor is Ilana Stout.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jun 24, Sat 9:00am-12:00pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, PB-7 (Meeting Room), $45.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


iPhone - Part 2 (Hilo)

Discover even more about your iPhone!

Learn how to use popular applications Skype – video conferencing, Messenger, Facetime, Find my Phone, Messenger, Calendar, Safari, iTunes, and the App Store.

Required: Basic iPhone knowledge & an iPhone 4s or higher with a charger and cable.

Who is Evan Clark:

Evan Clark is a Certified Recording Engineer / Electronic Multimedia Producer from Kansas City. Evan is a graduate of Full Sail University / Studio Florida. Evan has taught technology classes to adults for over 10 years. Instructor is Evan Clark.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jun 12-Jun 16, M/W/F 4:30pm-6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, LIB 359, $75.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Japanese Conversation: Beginners, Level 3 [New Students] (Hilo)

This class is for students who know Hiragana, Katakana, and beginner's level conversation including introductions and explaining simple daily activities. The focus will be on increasing vocabulary, understanding sentence structure and advancing conversation skills. Students will also learn basic Kanji.

Required textbook: Nakama 1b or Nakama 1, 2nd edition.
New students will be provided with an additional textbook, Kokugo 1.

Whi is Hiroko Igarashi:

Instructor Hiroko Igarashi has a BS in Mathematics, BA in Communications and MA in China-US Relations. She has many years of experience teaching Japanese to children and adults in the community, and as a UH Hilo Lecturer. Her classes are practical, fun and interactive, helping students to get the most out of every session. Instructor is Hiroko Igarashi.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jun 28-Aug 16, W 5:00pm-6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, CH-6, $100.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Japanese Conversation: Beginners, Level 2 (Hilo)

This class will focus on practical Japanese language skills and important cultural issues for effective communication. Reading and writing will also be covered. Lessons are moderately paced and will focus on simple conversational skills, such as how to introduce yourself, to express times, and to explain simple daily activities. Homework is assigned at each class to maximize learning and progress.

Prerequisite: Students must be familiar with hiragana and a few basic greetings.

Required textbook: Nakama 1a or Nakama 1, 2nd editions.

Who is Hiroko Igarashi:

Instructor Hiroko Igarashi has a BS in Mathematics, BA in Communications and MA in China-US Relations. She has many years of experience teaching Japanese to children and adults in the community, and as a UH Hilo Lecturer. Her classes are practical, fun and interactive, helping students to get the most out of every session. Instructor is Hiroko Igarashi.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jun 27-Aug 15, T 5:00pm-6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, CH-6, $80.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Japanese Conversation: Beginners, Level 3 [Continuing Students] (Hilo)

This class is for students who know Hiragana, Katakana, and beginner's level conversation including introductions and explaining simple daily activities. The focus will be on increasing vocabulary, understanding sentence structure and advancing conversation skills. Students will also learn basic Kanji.

Required textbook: Nakama 1b or Nakama 1, 2nd edition.

Who is Hiroko Igarashi:

Instructor Hiroko Igarashi has a BS in Mathematics, BA in Communications and MA in China-US Relations. She has many years of experience teaching Japanese to children and adults in the community, and as a UH Hilo Lecturer. Her classes are practical, fun and interactive, helping students to get the most out of every session. Instructor is Hiroko Igarashi.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jun 28-Aug 16, W 5:00pm-6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, CH-6, $90.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Japanese Reading & Writing: Advanced Level (Hilo)

This class will focus on Japanese reading, writing and speech in order to help the students’ ability to advance conversation skills. Students will be challenged to expand their practical knowledge of the origin and history of Japanese vocabulary and Kanji.

New students who would like to join must be able to easily read Hiragana and Katakana, the rudiments of Kanji and be familiar with fundamental sentence structure.

New students will be provided with the required textbook.

Who is Hiroko Igarashi:

Instructor Hiroko Igarashi has a BS in Mathematics, BA in Communications and MA in China-US Relations. She has many years of experience teaching Japanese to children and adults in the community, and as a UH Hilo Lecturer. Her classes are practical, fun and interactive, helping students to get the most out of every session. Instructor is Hiroko Igarashi.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jun 26-Aug 14, M 5:00pm-6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, CH-6, $110.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Japanese Taiko Drumming (Hilo)

Learn about the art and spirit of taiko drumming from one of Hilo's best: Chad Nakagawa, current leader of Taishoji Taiko. Taiko drumming is both art and physical exercise. Be prepared for improving your fitness and coordination while learning about the culture, protocols, rhythm and technique. Two compositions will be taught in this session.

Open to anyone above the age of 8 and no experience is necessary.
Required materials are provided.

Instructor: Chad Nakagawa

Chad Nakagawa is the Artistic Director of Taishoji Taiko, a local group in Hilo, Hawaii that was formed in the 1980s. With over 20 years of taiko experience, Chad has learned under the direction of Taiko masters such as Kenny Endo of the Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble, Marco Lienhard of Taikoza, Yoshikazu Fujimoto of Kodo, Seichi Tanaka of San Francisco Taiko Dojo, and many others. Instructor is Chad Nakagawa.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jun 5-Aug 7, M 5:00pm-6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, Old Gym, $85.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Keiki Summer Science Series (Hilo)

Keiki will explore, experiment, and experience the natural environment in fun ways in this week-long science series with sustainability educator, Ilana Stout. Using simple materials from around the house, students will learn basic science concepts that will reinforce classroom learning and inspire them for the upcoming school year.

Topics include: Experimenting in the Environment, Science Magic Tricks, Wonderful Water, Grocery Store Botany, and Caring for the ‘Aina.

Class is for children ages 8-10 years old.

Required materials: Reusable water bottle, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, snack, and clothes/shoes that can get a little dirty.

Who Ilana Stout:

TBA Instructor is Ilana Stout.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 31-Aug 4, M/T/W/Th/F 1:00pm-4:00pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, PB 7 (Meeting Room), $115.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Keiki Summer Series Discount Package (Hilo)

Art for Keiki: The Mural Project

Join Kellie Miyazu and Dena Nakahashi for a unique art experience! Students will learn the techniques of mural design and painting, and will create a permanent mural on the UH Hilo campus. Students should wear appropriate clothing for outdoor painting, and be prepared with sunscreen, water, hat, etc. Class is limited to 8 students.

Class is for children ages 8-10 years old.

All materials are provided.

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Keiki Summer Science Series

Keiki will explore, experiment, and experience the natural environment in fun ways in this week-long science series with sustainability educator, Ilana Stout. Using simple materials from around the house, students will learn basic science concepts that will reinforce classroom learning and inspire them for the upcoming school year.

Topics include: Experimenting in the Environment, Science Magic Tricks, Wonderful Water, Grocery Store Botany, and Caring for the ‘Aina.

Class is for children ages 8-10 years old.

Required materials: Reusable water bottle, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, snack, and clothes/shoes that can get a little dirty.

Who are Kellie Miyazu & Ilana Stout:

Kellie Miyazu has attended California College of the Arts and is a graduate of the University of Hawai'i at Hilo with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art. She has spent the past several years doing design work for various University of Hawai'i at Hilo organizations. Currently she can be found teaching art at Waiakeawaena Elementary School and at the East Hawai‘i Cultural Center, where she also sits on the Board as the Designer-In-Residence and as a​​ coordinator for their Summer Arts Program. In addition to teaching, and her digital design work, Kellie is also a freelance artist with a passion for drawing and painting. & Ilana Stout is an sustainability educator and an avid gardener. She holds an bachelor's degree in Environmental Science from UC Berkeley, where she supervised the summer camp at the U.C. Botanical Garden for 2 years. Ilana has lived in Hawai'i since 2000, where she has worked both in conservation sciences and education. She is a licensed science teacher and taught at Kea'au High for 8 years. While at Kea'au, she established the student learning garden and completed the Kohala Center's Ku Aina Pa Garden Teacher Training Program. Ilana is currently a science lecturer at Hawaii Community College and is pursuing her Master's degree in Tropical Conservation Biology at UH Hilo. Instructor is Kellie Miyazu.

Status: Class is full.
Jul 31-Aug 4, M/T/W/Th/F 8:00am-4:45pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, PB-7 (Meeting Room), $250.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Microsoft Office Essentials Computer Training [15 hours] Certificate Program, Section 1 (Hilo) *ET

Microsoft Office program critical programs are a cornerstone for most businesses and offices. Learn how to make your much more efficient and productive by learning how to utilize more advanced workflows, tool, and techniques in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Learn advance formatting, forms, PDF creation, formulas, creation of templates, linking web pages, using objects, and much more. This workshop is designed for individuals that have a basic understanding of Microsoft Office.

Textbook included

Required: Basic computer skills and previous experience with MS Office & USB Drive

Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion.

Who is Claire Akau:

With 20+ years of experience, Claire's 3 career passions include Teaching/Training, Software and Accounting. She is also a Accounting instructor for the University of Hawaii at Hilo's College of Business and Economics. Instructor is Claire Akau.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jun 5-Jun 9, M/T/W/Th/F 4:30pm-7:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, UCB-105, $275.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Microsoft Office Intermediate Computer Training [15 hours] Certificate Program (Hilo) *ETF

Microsoft Office program critical programs are a cornerstone for most businesses and offices. Learn how to make your much more efficient and productive by learning how to utilize more advanced workflows, tool, and techniques in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Learn advance formatting, forms, PDF creation, formulas, creation of templates, linking web pages, using objects, and much more. This workshop is designed for individuals that have a basic understanding of Microsoft Office.

Required:Basic computer skills and previous experience with MS Office & USB Drive.

Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion.

Who is Claire Akau:

With 20+ years of experience, Claire's 3 career passions include Teaching/Training, Software and Accounting. She is also a Accounting instructor for the University of Hawaii at Hilo's College of Business and Economics. Instructor is Claire Akau.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jun 12-Jun 16, M/T/W/Th/F 4:30pm-7:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, UCB-105, $275.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Mindful Eating Lab (Hilo)

This course is designed to teach people how to create a personal diet that is enjoyable and healthy. Participants will learn the health benefits of slowing down the eating process, using physiological cues such as hunger and fullness to guide how much one consumes, and how to get greater enjoyment from the foods they eat. Focus will also be placed on meeting nutrient requirements primarily from real, whole foods, as well as knowing when it might be beneficial or necessary to use supplements. Emphasis is placed on improving the quality of one’s eating plan, incorporating personal eating preferences, culture, health, and religious factors.
The instructor will provide foods to sample during each class.

Who is Sarah Josef:

Sarah Josef is a Health at Every Size dietitian who promotes honoring one's body size, culture, and food preferences to promote nourishment and positive self-regard. Her teaching is based on 20 years' experience with disordered eating clients, motivating long-term, clinical trial research participants at Kaiser's Division of Research, and mentoring students at San Francisco State University (SFSU) as the Director of the Dietetics Program. Her B.S. Degree in Dietetics and M.A. in Holistic Health Education fostered her whole-person approach to health. Instructor is Sarah Josef.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jun 5-Jun 26, M 5:00pm-7:00pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, K-112, $50.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction [MBSR] (Hilo) *ETF

MBSR teaches simple yet powerful practices of body scan, meditation, and gentle mindful yoga to help you to discover a deeper sense of wellness, balance, self-reliance and freedom. Taught by Bernie Schreck, a longtime instructor of meditation and mindful living, this class is for anyone interested in being proactive about their health and wellbeing. Daily home practice assignments will be given.

Required: A Mindfulness-Stress based Stress Reduction Workbook by Bob Stahl, Ph.D. and Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D is required.

Recommended: Bring yoga mat and light blanket.

Dates: Jun 3 & 17 & July 1 & 15 & 29, Saturdays, 1:00pm -5:30pm
Retreat Day: July 15, 10:00am-5:00pm

Who is Bernie Schreck:

Bernie Schreck, MA brings more than 20 years of experience in teaching mindfulness meditation to his work. He served as the Director of a nationally-based meditation study program for more than 10 years. In that capacity, he designed and implemented a highly successful online meditation program that has benefited thousands of people. Bernie has completed 135 hours of professional training in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction under the direction of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and Dr. Saki Santorelli. He is also trained as a Reiki Master Teacher. Bernie enjoys leading his courses with care and compassion, provides a supportive environment and a stimulating learning experience.

* Funding currently available through the Department of Labor & Industrial Relations to support training and employee development in areas of current and future skills need. For further information, please go to labor.hawaii.gov/wdd/home/employers/etf. Instructor is Bernie Schreck.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jun 3-Jul 29, Sat 1:00pm-5:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, Old Gym, $150.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Practical Steps to a Better Life (Hilo)

Start making changes in your life to better manage stress, improve your self-esteem, and create balance and equanimity. Hugh Montgomery will guide participants in both planning and implementing changes in lifestyle by learning about health and well-being, examining their current life practices, working on creating balance of physical, mental/emotional/spiritual and social well-being, and creating and moving toward personal goals. This class will be both informative and practical, with discussion and directed activities as a large part of each class.

Who is Hugh Montgomery:

Hugh Montgomery, PhD, is a 45-year resident of the Ka`apahu ahupua`a` in Hāmākua. A practicing psychologist for 25 years, he subsequently owned and operated a hiking tour company for more than 20 years, immersing himself in the natural and cultural history of the Island. Blending his lifelong love of walking in natural settings with his interest in working with people to open more choices in their lives and appreciating the wonders of where they live, he has also undertaken the study of aging and the options we have for infusing greater quality into that process. These course offerings are the outcome of his persistent engagement with learning and sharing what works to enhance our lives. Instructor is Hugh Montgomery.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 11-Aug 1, T 10:00am-12:00pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, K-112, $65.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Quickbooks Online Part 1 (Hilo)

Beginning QuickBooks Online: Learn the basics of accounting and how QuickBooks Online is a great accounting tool for small businesses. Familiarize yourself with the QuickBooks Online features and benefits. Learn how to read and understand financial statements utilizing QuickBooks Online.

Tuition includes textbooks.

Required: Ability to operate a computer is required.

Who is Claire Akau:

With 20+ years of experience, Claire's 3 career passions include Teaching/Training, Software and Accounting. She is also a Accounting instructor for the University of Hawaii at Hilo's College of Business and Economics. Instructor is Claire Akau.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jun 26-Jun 30, M/T/W/Th/F 4:30pm-7:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, UCB-105, $190.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Quickbooks Online Part 2 (Hilo)

Intermediate QuickBooks Online course covers the Operations of QuickBooks: Master the regular cycle of QuickBooks from entering transactions, memorizing and creating rules, reconciling bank statements and producing reports.

Tuition includes textbook

Required: Ability to operate a computer is required.

Who is Claire Akau:

With 20+ years of experience, Claire's 3 career passions include Teaching/Training, Software and Accounting. She is also a Accounting instructor for the University of Hawaii at Hilo's College of Business and Economics. Instructor is Claire Akau.

Status: Class is full.
Jul 3-Jul 7, M/T/W/Th/F 4:30pm-7:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, UCB-105, $190.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Quickbooks Online Part 3 (Hilo)

Advanced QuickBooks Online: learn how to set-up QuickBooks account, Clean-up a QuickBooks account, Close the Year-end books, Troubleshoot QuickBooks issues, make journal entries, customize financial reports and much more.

Tuition includes textbook.

Required: Ability to operate a computer is required.

Who is Claire Akau:

With 20+ years of experience, Claire's 3 career passions include Teaching/Training, Software and Accounting. She is also a Accounting instructor for the University of Hawaii at Hilo's College of Business and Economics. Instructor is Claire Akau.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 10-Jul 14, M/T/W/Th/F 4:30pm-7:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, UCB-105, $190.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Recreational Paddling, Section 1 (Hilo)

Learn the fundamentals of outrigger canoe paddling with Rosa Motta. Students will receive a basic orientation to proper paddling form and technique, complete safety assessments, learn the importance of teamwork, and build strength, stamina and rhythm. Proper care and handling of paddles and canoes are also integral parts of this class. Participants will be lifting and carrying canoes in and out of the water, and completing basic maintenance and care as part of the class. Please be prepared to share, encourage and support each other in this fun and challenging learning experience.

All levels of paddlers are welcome.

There is an outdoor shower and restroom on site. Note that class is dependent on water and weather conditions.

Last minute cancellations may occur. Makeup classes are scheduled as able.

Required equipment is provided.

Recommended: Comfortable, water-appropriate clothing and footwear (water shoes), sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, towel, and water to drink.

Who is Rosa Motta:

Rosa Motta began paddling at 12 years old and is the current President of the UH Hilo Canoe Club. She also trains competitively with the Puna Canoe Club. Rosa brings her passion for Hawaiian culture to her classes, and strives to enhance understanding and appreciation of waʻa (canoe) culture, while sharing history of our beautiful Hilo Bay. Instructor is Rosa Motta.

Status: Registration has closed.
May 30-Aug 8, T 7:00am-9:30am, [Hilo] Hilo Bayfront, $120.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Recreational Paddling, Section 2 (Hilo)

Learn the fundamentals of outrigger canoe paddling with Rosa Motta. Students will receive a basic orientation to proper paddling form and technique, complete safety assessments, learn the importance of teamwork, and build strength, stamina and rhythm. Proper care and handling of paddles and canoes are also integral parts of this class. Participants will be lifting and carrying canoes in and out of the water, and completing basic maintenance and care as part of the class. Please be prepared to share, encourage and support each other in this fun and challenging learning experience.

All levels of paddlers are welcome.

There is an outdoor shower and restroom on site. Note that class is dependent on water and weather conditions.

Last minute cancellations may occur. Makeup classes are scheduled as able.

Required equipment is provided.

Recommended: Comfortable, water-appropriate clothing and footwear (water shoes), sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, towel, and water to drink.

Who is Rosa Motta:

Rosa Motta began paddling at 12 years old and is the current President of the UH Hilo Canoe Club. She also trains competitively with the Puna Canoe Club. Rosa brings her passion for Hawaiian culture to her classes, and strives to enhance understanding and appreciation of waʻa (canoe) culture, while sharing history of our beautiful Hilo Bay. Instructor is Rosa Motta.

Status: Registration has closed.
May 31-Aug 2, W 7:00am-9:30am, [Hilo] Hilo Bayfront, $120.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Recreational Paddling, Section 3 (Hilo)

Learn the fundamentals of outrigger canoe paddling with Rosa Motta. Students will receive a basic orientation to proper paddling form and technique, complete safety assessments, learn the importance of teamwork, and build strength, stamina and rhythm. Proper care and handling of paddles and canoes are also integral parts of this class. Participants will be lifting and carrying canoes in and out of the water, and completing basic maintenance and care as part of the class. Please be prepared to share, encourage and support each other in this fun and challenging learning experience.

All levels of paddlers are welcome.

There is an outdoor shower and restroom on site. Note that class is dependent on water and weather conditions.

Last minute cancellations may occur. Makeup classes are scheduled as able.

Required equipment is provided.

Recommended: Comfortable, water-appropriate clothing and footwear (water shoes), sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, towel, and water to drink.

Who is Rosa Motta:

Rosa Motta began paddling at 12 years old and is the current President of the UH Hilo Canoe Club. She also trains competitively with the Puna Canoe Club. Rosa brings her passion for Hawaiian culture to her classes, and strives to enhance understanding and appreciation of waʻa (canoe) culture, while sharing history of our beautiful Hilo Bay. Instructor is Rosa Motta.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jun 1-Aug 3, Th 7:00am-9:30am, [Hilo] Hilo Bayfront, $120.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Recreational Paddling: Introduction to Steering (Hilo)

This course is designed as an introduction to canoe steering. Students will gain an enhanced understanding of canoe paddling techniques which are essential to one’s knowledge when commanding a crew. Students will explore the basic principles of canoe steering and navigating through onshore waters (kai) and conditions. Kilo (observation) will be heavily emphasized in this course. This class will be a kākou learning community, meaning that class participants will learn from each other, the environment, and the instructor.

This class is not recommended for those who have serious lower back or shoulder injuries, or those who cannot sit for long periods.

Required: Students must have taken at least one paddling course with CCECS in the past year or be an active member of the UH Canoe Club, unless otherwise specified by the instructor.

Recommended: Comfortable, water-appropriate clothing and footwear (water shoes), sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, towel, and water to drink.

Who is Rosa Motta:

Rosa Motta began paddling at 12 years old and is the current President of the UH Hilo Canoe Club. She also trains competitively with the Puna Canoe Club. Rosa brings her passion for Hawaiian culture to her classes, and strives to enhance understanding and appreciation of waʻa (canoe) culture, while sharing history of our beautiful Hilo Bay. Instructor is Rosa Motta.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jun 5-Jul 24, M 7:00am-9:30am, [Hilo] Hilo Bayfront, $185.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


The Benefits of Beekeeping Discount Package

The Benefits of Beekeeping, Part 1
Learn treatment-free beekeeping practices based on bee biology and developing a relationship and understanding of bees. This class is designed for anyone to new to bees, as well as for those who have bees and want to learn a new way to relate and care for them. Part 1 will cover bee biology, Hawaiian honeybee history, introduction to treatment-free beekeeping, pests & diseases, and pollination. The field day gives participants an opportunity to visit a thriving apiary, observe effective hive management techniques, and to develop their relationship with bees. Fee includes required textbook. Required: Students will need long pants, shoes, long sleeve shirt, hat, and gloves for the field day. Limited protective equipment will be available.

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The Benefits of Beekeeping, Part 2
In this session, participants will expand their understanding of bee behavior and get invaluable hands-on experience in handling bees. Topics include treatment-free pest management, hygienic hive management, effects of chemicals in agriculture, conventional beekeeping practices, beekeeping history, and more. Every student will get to practice inspecting hives, while getting feedback and guidance from the instructor. Required: Must have completed The Benefits of Beekeeping, Part 1. Students will need long pants, shoes, long sleeve shirt, hat, and gloves for the field day. Limited protective equipment will be available.


Tuesdays, July 11-25, August 1-15, 4:30-7:30pm, field days on July 29 and August 19, $160, min 11/max 20 (cost of books will be covered in Part 1)

Instructor: Jen Rasmussen

Jen Rasmussen has been caring for honeybees and learning with them on the Big Island since 2008. Over the years, she has developed methods for maintaining her hives without the use of chemicals or treatments. Jen organized the beekeeping program at Island Princess Macadamia Nut Farm and has since continued her role as an instructor and mentor to fellow bee enthusiasts. She enjoys sharing her experiences and love for bees with others. Instructor is Jen Rasmussen.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 11-Aug 29, T/ Sat 4:30pm-7:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, CH-6, $160.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


The Benefits of Beekeeping, Part 1

Learn treatment-free beekeeping practices based on bee biology and developing a relationship and understanding of bees. This class is designed for anyone to new to bees, as well as for those who have bees and want to learn a new way to relate and care for them. Part 1 will cover bee biology, Hawaiian honeybee history, introduction to treatment-free beekeeping, pests & diseases, and pollination. The field day gives participants an opportunity to visit a thriving apiary, observe effective hive management techniques, and to develop their relationship with bees. Fee includes required textbook.

Required:Students will need long pants, shoes, long sleeve shirt, hat, and gloves for this class. Limited protective equipment will also be available for use during class.

Instructor: Jen Rasmussen

Jen Rasmussen has been caring for honeybees and learning with them on the Big Island since 2008. Over the years, she has developed methods for maintaining her hives without the use of chemicals or treatments. Jen organized the beekeeping program at Island Princess Macadamia Nut Farm and has since continued her role as an instructor and mentor to fellow bee enthusiasts. She enjoys sharing her experiences and love for bees with others. Instructor is Jen Rasmussen.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 11-Jul 29, T/ Sat 4:30pm-7:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, CH-6, $90.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


The Benefits of Beekeeping, Part 2

In this session, participants will expand their understanding of bee behavior and get invaluable hands-on experience in handling bees. Topics include treatment-free pest management, hygienic hive management, effects of chemicals in agriculture, conventional beekeeping practices, beekeeping history, and more. Every student will get to practice inspecting hives, while getting feedback and guidance from the instructor. Required: Must have completed The Benefits of Beekeeping, Part 1. Students will need long pants, shoes, long sleeve shirt, hat, and gloves for the field day. Limited protective equipment will be available.

Tuesdays, August 1-15, 4:30-7:30pm, field day on August 19, $90, min 11/max 20 (cost of books will be covered in Part 1)


Instructor: Jen Rasmussen

Jen Rasmussen has been caring for honeybees and learning with them on the Big Island since 2008. Over the years, she has developed methods for maintaining her hives without the use of chemicals or treatments. Jen organized the beekeeping program at Island Princess Macadamia Nut Farm and has since continued her role as an instructor and mentor to fellow bee enthusiasts. She enjoys sharing her experiences and love for bees with others. Instructor is Jen Rasmussen.

Status: Seats are available.
Aug 1-Aug 19, T/ Sat 4:30pm-7:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, CH-6, $90.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


The Science of Aging (Hilo)

What happens as we get older? Join Olga Sideleva in this fascinating look at the biology behind the process of aging. Topics covered include how the systems in the body change with age, life expectancies throughout the world, complications due to disease, and progress in research regarding aging. There will also be some discussion regarding various “anti-aging” approaches, such as use of supplements, exercise, etc

Who is Olga Sideleva:

Olga Sideleva earned a Ph.D. in Genetics from St. Petersburg University in Russia. She has over 20 years of experience in biological research. Dr. Sideleva also holds professional certifications as a teacher and a professional cook in the Russian Federation. She enjoys making complex material easy to understand. She brings her fun, enthusiastic and warm personality to her classes, and is looking forward to sharing her knowledge with our community. Instructor is Olga Sideleva.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 7-Jul 28, F 5:30pm-6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, K-112, $45.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Therapeutic Yoga (Hilo)

Therapeutic yoga involves gentle, intelligent sequencing of movements to help your body find its most comfortable natural state. This class is wonderful for all levels of participants, but will involve work on the floor.

Required: Yoga mat and water.

Recommended : Wear comfortable clothing that allows for a full range of movement.

Who is Catherine Southern:

Catherine Southern has many years of experience in both practicing and teaching a blend of Iyengar, an alignment based system, and viniyoga. Her emphasis is on gentle body movement and modification of postures for the individual student. Presently, she teaches at Yoga Centered Studio & Boutique in Hilo, as well as through County Parks and Recreation. Instructor is Catherine Southern.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jun 21-Aug 16, W 5:15pm-6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, Old Gym, $75.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Understanding Obesity (Hilo)

In this informative and practical class, Olga Sideleva breaks down the complex science behind obesity to help participants understand the physiology, causes, consequences and current treatments available. Participants will gain a better understanding of obesity and the many factors that relate to it, including hormones, body types, diabetes, genetics and more.

Who is Olga Sideleva:

Olga Sideleva earned a Ph.D. in Genetics from St. Petersburg University in Russia. She has over 20 years of experience in biological research. Dr. Sideleva also holds professional certifications as a teacher and a professional cook in the Russian Federation. She enjoys making complex material easy to understand. She brings her fun, enthusiastic and warm personality to her classes, and is looking forward to sharing her knowledge with our community. Instructor is Olga Sideleva.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 10-Jul 31, M 5:00pm-6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, K-112, $45.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Unlocking the Stories in Your Life (Hilo)

Join Adam Sydney for this unique approach to developing a better understanding of your life’s journey. Learn to apply the fundamentals of storytelling to important events in your life and gain a new perspective on yourself, your relationships and your own path in the world. Looking at the challenging or important moments of your past or present can help you see your role in life in a new way, allowing you to resolve issues, see new solutions and create closure. Storytellers will share short life stories in class and work together in a workshop environment.

Required: Bring a notebook and pen.

Who is Adam Sydney:

Having taught storytelling and writing classes for nearly ten years, Adam has two master's degrees in screenwriting and presently works in the entertainment industry as a screenplay evaluator. He has also published three novels and has worked as a journalist, creative director at an advertising agency, and the head of development at a film production company. Instructor is Adam Sydney.

Status: Registration has closed.
May 31-Jul 5, W 5:00pm-7:00pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, UCB-331, $75.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Video Production Class (Hilo)

Students will go beyond basic recording of videos on mobile devices by learning from professionals who have worked in the film, television and recording industries. Using iPads, students will complete all of the steps to producing a short informational video, including researching the topic, writing the script, storyboarding, directing, shooting footage, and editing. This is a fun and interactive way for youth to work as a team, plan, organize, problem solve and be creative. Video topics will be focused on current UH Hilo research projects, giving students a taste of not just video production, but also exposing them to the university environment.

Required: Students should bring their own iPad (Generation 2 or newer), if available. There will be limited loaners. Bring lunch, water, and snacks. Students may not leave campus during the program. Ages 10-16.

Who is Evan Clark:
Evan Clark is a Certified Recording Engineer / Electronic Multimedia Producer from Kansas City. Evan is a graduate of Full Sail University / Studio Florida.

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Who is Artin Mardirousi:
Artin Mardirousi worked as freelance videographer and production assistant for television shows and commercials, and studied at UCLA with a degree in Philosophy and minor film.

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Who is Adam Sydney:
Having taught storytelling and writing classes for nearly ten years, Adam has two master's degrees in screenwriting and presently works in the entertainment industry as a screenplay evaluator. He has also published three novels and has worked as a journalist, creative director at an advertising agency, and the head of development at a film production company. Instructor is Various Various.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 24-Jul 28, M/T/W/Th/F 9:00am-4:00pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, UCB-125 (Mac Lab), $250.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Windows 10 - Demystified, Sec 1 (Hilo) *ETF

Windows 10 – Introduction: In this 6 hour workshop, learn everything Windows 10 has to offer for everyday use, whether it’s for work or play, home or office. You’ll learn how get the most out of new features, how to personalize your Windows experience, work and play across all your devices, and get more done faster with new productivity capabilities. Aspects of Windows 10 covered in the workshop include: Navigation, Start, Windows Explorer, Menus, Accessing Applications, and Security Features.

Required: Ability to operate a computer & basic Microsoft Office experience & Student provided 4GB+ USB Drive.

Who is Evan Clark:

Evan Clark is a Certified Recording Engineer / Electronic Multimedia Producer from Kansas City. Evan is a graduate of Full Sail University / Studio Florida. Evan has taught technology classes to adults for over 10 years.

* Funding currently available through the Department of Labor & Industrial Relations to support training and employee development in areas of current and future skills need. For further information, please go to labor.hawaii.gov/wdd/home/employers/etf. Instructor is Evan Clark.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jun 19-Jun 23, M/W/F 4:30pm-6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, PB-7 (Computer Lab), $70.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Windows 10 - Demystified, Sec 2 (Hilo) *ETF

Windows 10 – Introduction: In this 6 hour workshop, learn everything Windows 10 has to offer for everyday use, whether it’s for work or play, home or office. You’ll learn how get the most out of new features, how to personalize your Windows experience, work and play across all your devices, and get more done faster with new productivity capabilities. Aspects of Windows 10 covered in the workshop include: Navigation, Start, Windows Explorer, Menus, Accessing Applications, and Security Features.

Required: Ability to operate a computer & basic Microsoft Office experience & Student provided 4GB+ USB Drive.

Instructor: Evan Clark

Evan Clark is a Certified Recording Engineer / Electronic Multimedia Producer from Kansas City. Evan is a graduate of Full Sail University / Studio Florida. Evan has taught technology classes to adults for over 10 years.

* Funding currently available through the Department of Labor & Industrial Relations to support training and employee development in areas of current and future skills need. For further information, please go to labor.hawaii.gov/wdd/home/employers/etf. Instructor is Evan Clark.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 31-Aug 4, M/W/F 4:30pm-6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, PB-7 (Meeting Room), $70.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.


Writing from the Heart (Hilo)

The most powerful writing comes from the heart. What do you care about? What inspires you? What is special in your life? Write about the people and things that matter to you. Write to touch, inspire, move, persuade, and provoke readers. Write with emotion, write with spirit. Write from your own truest self to help others find theirs. This course explores the kind of writing that changes people, oneself included. And it begins honestly, one word, one day at a time. Class includes short writing exercises and tips and tricks, including creating a safe space for writing, overcoming barriers to writing, taking chances with emotion and humor, techniques to inspire and persuade.

Required: Bring a notebook and pen.

Who is Frances Kai-Hwa Wang:

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, a writer, speaker, activist and multicultural educator who teaches at the University of Michigan, and is the author of “Where Lava Meets the Sea—Asian Pacific American Postcards from Hawaii” instructs this dynamic workshop that is open to anyone. Instructor is Frances Kai-Hwa Wang.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 6-Jul 20, Th 5:00pm-7:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, UCB-104, $55.00. Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.