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NHERC Lifelong Learning Classes

NHERC offers a wide range of lifelong learning courses for personal enrichment every semester in Honokaʻa. For more info or to register call 775-8890 or e-mail us at nherc@hawaii.edu.

Brad Bordessa with his ukulele class at NHERC.

Spring 2015 Schedule

For more information, please contact us at nherc@hawaii.edu.

  • Intro to Hawaiian Language with Jill Krael
    • January 12th, 2015-March 25th, 2015
    • Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30-7:30 pm
    • Tuition: $125

Intro to Hawaiian Language teaches the fundamentals of Hawaiian Language, focusing on simple and easy patterns for early learners. Learn correct pronunciation and use of the language, build vocabulary and learn to speak simple phrases and words in this 12 weeks session.

  • Basic Ukulele with Brad Bordessa
    • Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 pm
    • February 3rd, 2015-March 10th, 2015
    • Tuition: $50

Come join & learn to play simple songs having fun exploring the possibilities of the instrument. Get introduced to basic chords and learn to pick simple melodies during this 6 week session of Basic Ukulele.

  • Basic Grant Writing with Jeani Navarro.
    • Saturday 9:00am - 3:00 pm on February 7th, 2015
    • Tuition: $75

Learn all about the grant-writing process, how to write a compelling statement of need, and what funders are looking for in a successful grant proposal. Lots of handouts and samples will be given, with a certificate upon completion. Instructor Jeani Navarro has more than 30 years of experience in grant writing!

  • Creating a Personal Archive: History & Storytelling through Photography with Alea Schechter
    • Wednesdays 6:30-9:00 pm
    • February 18th, 2015-April 15th, 2015
    • Tuition: $125

History is in the making, even in our small town of Honoka‘a. Learn about heritage through photo archival, scanning & preserving old photographs. Record history as it happens, using digital photography and editing. Scan, retouch and print an old photograph, learn techniques for taking photos of events and people, and create memorable photo presentations through archival printing, website creation, book publishing, and slideshow.

  • Understanding Hawaiian Song Composition with Makela Bruno-Kidani
    • Mondays 5:30-6:30 pm
    • April 6th, 2015-May 11th, 2015
    • Tuition: $50

An overview of composing Hawaiian music involving the study of legendary composers such as Aunty Genoa Keawe.  Learning about the importance of the kaona (hidden meaning) with a brief introduction to Hawaiian language structure. ʻUkulele and guitars welcome!

  • Intermediate Ukulele with Brad Bordessa
    • Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 pm
    • April 7th, 2015-May 12th, 2015
    • Tuition: $50

Follow up your basic ukulele skills with this fun and engaging Intermediate Ukulele class. Learn alternate chords and how to pick an entire song. Come kanikapila with us!

  • Personal Caregiver Training (Caregiver Certification Course) with Jeani Navarro, Dr. Jan Brensik, and Cecelia Adams
    • Saturdays 9:00am - 3:00pm
    • April 11th, 2015 - May 16th, 2015
    • Tuition: $150

Gain competence and training in personal caregiving: including health and safety, personal care, use of equipment and body mechanics, and a history of the caregiving profession. Designed specifically for those working with special needs youth and adults as a personal assistant (PA) or direct service worker (DSW).

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The University of Hawaii at Hilo's (UH Hilo) Annual Campus Security Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus, in certain off-campus buildings, property owned or controlled by the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contact UH Hilo Campus Security, (808) 974-7911, located in Room 104 of the Auxilary Services Building, or by visiting the Annual Security Report website.