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Spring 2016

Adobe Indesign - Introduction (Hilo) *ETF

In this Adobe InDesign CS6 class, you’ll get hands-on desktop publishing training and come away knowing how to use this popular page layout software program to design and create professional quality letterhead, business cards, brochures, PDF files that play movies, and more. You’ll discover that you don’t have to be a designer or an artist to produce professional-quality documents. The instructor will help you explore the best ways to use the features in this program to create different types of material, how to organize and name your files, and how to reuse items such as colors and artwork. By the time you finish the course, you’ll not only be comfortable with the tools and features that InDesign CS6 offers, you’ll also know the most efficient ways to use the program to produce the materials you need for your own work, recreation, or hobbies.
Instructor: Mark Watanabe M.Ed Instructor is Mark Watanabe.

Status: Registration has closed.
Apr 12-Apr 14, Tu/Wed/Thu 6:30pm - 8:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB7 (SeniorNet Computer Lab), $75.00.


Amateur Filmmaker's Training (Hilo)

Tell your personal story. Learn to take your home videos to the next level. Using tools available to us, such as iPhones and iMovie, we will learn to take our personal projects up a notch with a better understanding of filmmaking composition, editing, and credits.

Prerequisite: Smartphone with video recording capability and basic computer experience

Instructor Artin Mardirousi Instructor is Artin Mardirtousi.

Status: Registration has closed.
Mar 8-Mar 16, T/TH/M/W 4:30pm - 6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, UCB 125 - ITS Mac Lab, $125.00.


Apple Mac (Hilo)

Learn the basics with a hands-on ground up approach how to use your Apple Mac computer. This class is designed for students that are unfamiliar with Macs or not comfortable with computers. Students will learn the basics of navigating through menus, moving and copying files, using tools, and how to utilize basic applications preinstalled on your Mac. Other class topics include understanding files and folders and where things are stored, working with pictures (iPhotos) and music (iTunes), backing up (Time Machine), the App Store, calendar reminders, and more. Instructor is Evan Clark.
Status: Registration has closed.
Feb 17-Feb 18, Wed/Thurs 10am - 12pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, UCB 125 - ITS Mac Lab, $65.00.


ArcGIS - Spatial Analyst - Introduction (Hilo)

Learn how harness the power of ArcGIS through ESRI’s Spatial Analyst. Students will learn how they can utilize the interacts to show land meeting specific criteria, density analysis to show where point or line features are concentrated, cost distance functions, you can also create the least cost or shortest paths between different locations, use hydrologic modeling functions help you to model where water will flow, create watersheds and stream networks, and derive other hydrologic characteristics, and much more.
$3 parking fee per day at the UH Hilo Kawili St. main gate.
Prerequisites: Basic ArcGIS knowledge, a USB drive, and the ability to use a computer.
Instructor: Silvana Cares M.S. Instructor is Sylvana Cares.

Status: Registration has closed.
Mar 23-Mar 25, Wed/Fri 9am - 1:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, UCB 105, $290.00.


Art for Everyone: Mixed Media (Hilo)

Join instructor Darcy Gray for a fun and encouraging creative experience. Students will learn to explore composition and texture in the form of collage. As the session progresses, students will build confidence in translating their ideas into finished art through the guidance of the instructor. This class is open to all levels, ages 13 and up. Younger students may also enroll with the accompaniment of an enrolled adult.

No supplies required for first class. Required materials: Sketch pad, notebook, scissors, glue stick, ruler, photos, old tickets/ephemera, various collected papers. Instructor will discuss further at first class. All other materials will be supplied.

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 loves encouraging people of all levels and backgrounds to dream, visualize and create things of beauty. Instructor is Darcy Gray.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jan 30-Mar 19, Saturdays 10am - 12pm, [Hilo] HCC, Room 393-101​, $125.00.


Basic Grant Writing (Hilo) *ETF

Participants will learn all about the grant writing process, how to write a compelling statement of need, and learn what funders are looking for in grant proposals. This course is focused on grant-writing tools and resources for non-profit organizations, charitable, public organizations, and other community-minded groups. Instructor Jeani Navarro has over 30 years of grant writing experience and has helped various community organizations secure needed funding. Lots of samples and handouts provided. Instructor is Jeani Navarro.
Status: Registration has closed.
Feb 6, Saturday 9am - 4pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, UCB 331, $75.00.


Blues Dance Series [Part 1 & 2] (Hilo)

Expand your repertoire of dance moves with this fun and expressive style. Blues dance is a partnered dance style that developed alongside blues music and has evolved extensively in recent years. This class will introduce you to the basic concepts of many styles of blues dance, as well as some funky moves. This series is geared toward adults but is open to students ages 13 and up. Required: Participants should bring dance shoes (smooth soled) or a pair of clean socks, water, a small towel and a hand fan, if desired. Instructor is Rachel Klein.
Status: Registration has closed.
Feb 4-May 5, Thursdays 7pm - 9pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, Old Gym, $125.00.


Creating Your Life Story: From Memory to Memoir (Hilo)

Want to share your best life stories and lessons with your family and friends? Or maybe just preserve them for your own joy? Sally K. O’Brien believes that everything that you’ve ever been, or done, or thought, or known, or experienced up to this present moment has given you the background to recall and write your story. In this eight-week writing workshop, participants will experiment, explore, and journey to find their own voice. Learning and practicing this step-by-step process will help produce a polished piece of writing to share.

Required materials: Participants will need a special journal, spiral notebook and pens for class use, as well as computer availability for polishing drafts on their own.

Sally K. O’Brien has been an Amazon best-selling memoir author. She has an extensive background in teaching writing at the high school and college levels, and has also spent many years presenting her memoir-writing course. Sally guides students to experience the art of writing in a supportive class with lots of inspirational in-class assignments. Instructor is Sally O'Brien.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jan 26-Mar 15, Tuesdays 4:15pm - 6:15pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, K 126, $80.00.


Creative Branding - Think Tank & Design Seminars [21 hours] (Hilo)

How do you make your brand or project more attractive? Learn to highlight your unique identity. CREATIVE BRANDING focuses on developing creative abilities to visually communicate and highlight your unique identity, or brand. In this comprehensive course, students will evaluate resources and strengthen skills while being introduced to detailed, practical information about the tools and tactics used to define and implement a unique brand.
This workshop includes lecture, brainstorming sessions, and design seminar to guide students on developing relevant ideas and strategies for their small business, portfolio or community project. It will enable students to create an actionable plan with professional feedback.

Classes 1 & 2 are at UCB 100 / Classes 3 through 7 are at UCB 113. Instructor is Chelesa Moody.

Status: Registration has closed.
Feb 29-Mar 18, Mon/Wed/Fr 4:30pm - 7:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, UCB 100/ UCB 113, $250.00.


DSLR Video - Creating Videos With Your DSLR/Mirrorless Camera (Hilo)

Learn to harness the video capabilities of your DSLR and/or Mirrorless cameras. This course will introduce you to the technology in your hands, allowing you to take advantage of your camera and create personal video productions. Learn the variables of DSLR filmmaking, basic cinematography, and basic editing. With hands-on camera work, students will capture and import raw footage, which will then be edited and exported as a final project.
Prerequisites: Basic computer skills and access to a DSLR or Mirrorless camera Instructor is Mark Watanabe.

Status: Registration has closed.
Feb 15-Feb 21, Mon/Sun 6pm - 9pm/8am - 11am, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB7 (SeniorNet Computer Lab), $85.00.


Edible Landscaping (Kona)

Transform your lanai and lawn, your field and fence, into an abundant oasis of edible and multifunctional plants. We’ll learn the fundamental landscaping dos and don’ts, and also interact with a wide range of useful edibles. A handout of practical readings and resources for further learning is included.

Please bring an aerial photo or TMK map of your land as well as color pens/pencils. Instructor is Zach Mermel.

Status: Registration has closed.
Apr 30, Saturday 9am - 3pm, [Kona] Palamanui, 73-1025 Kaiminani Dr, Kona, Room B-125, $55.00.


Exceptional Customer Service - The New Strategy to Boosting Sales (Hilo) - ETF

This class is a customer service sales training workshop that will benefit any individual who deals with customers on a regular basis and is required to initiate and close sales.

Are you ready to switch your paradigm from “selling” to “servicing” and from “making a transaction” to “building a relationship”? In this workshop you will learn how to identify and assess customers’ needs to achieve satisfaction, how to build sustainable relationships of trust through open and interactive communication, and how to meet personal and team sales goals by providing “more service” rather than “more selling.” Learn to be more confident in handling customer complaints and providing solutions that lead to sales rather than objections. Instructor is Lani Weigert.

Status: Seats are available.
May 6, Friday 9am - 4pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, UCB 331, $150.00.


Foundations of Geographic Information Systems - Certificate Program [14 hours] (Hilo) - ETF

Foundations of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) will introduce participants to the concepts and applications of GIS, which is one of the fastest growing technologies and is used in a variety of disciplines from marketing to planning and forestry, and real estate. The workshop will cover conceptual and practical applications and analysis of spatial information using the ESRI ArcGIS suite of applications. Instructor Michelle Shuey Ph.D. will provide a hands introduction to ArcGIS 10.x including spatial data structures and sources, spatial tools, spatial data display and query, map generation, and basic spatial analysis using ArcGIS software.
Textbook and a student copy of ArcGIS is included.
Basic computer skills and a 4GB+ USB Drive are required.
Instructor: Michelle Shuey Ph.D. Instructor is Michelle Shuey.

Status: Registration has closed.
Mar 3-Mar 17, Tues/Thurs 5pm - 8pm/ 5pm - 7pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, UCB 105, $600.00.


Fundamentals of Screenwriting (Hilo)

Learn what a screenplay is, how it is created, and how a proper screenplay serves the production of a movie. Learn styles and formats that will take your story and the present it in a professional format. In this 4 week course, students will learn the: Screenwriting formats, writing dialog, paradigms, sequence and structure, story aspects, creating memorable characters, sustaining a plot, and conveying a conflict. A variety of short film clips will be studied and broken down into raw elements; produced and non-produced Hollywood scripts will be analyzed and critiqued. Taught by Artin Mardirtousi – professional Los Angeles videographer, a Philosophy graduate of UCLA, emphasizing in motion pictures and cinematography.
Instructor Artin Mardirtousi Instructor is Artin Mardirtousi.

Status: Registration has closed.
Feb 2-Feb 23, Tuesday 4:30pm - 6:30pm, [Hilo] Campus Center Plaza, $95.00.


Google Classroom (Kona)

Google Classroom helps teachers create, assign, and collect student classwork and homework paperlessly. In this workshop, teachers will learn to seamlessly integrate Google Docs, Google Drive and Gmail to create assignments, provide feedback for in progress and completed work, and communicate with their students directly and with whole class announcements—all without suing a single piece of paper. Students can work on assignments in Google Docs and turn it in with a few clicks. Instructor is Jo'el Nathansen.
Status: Registration has closed.
Feb 13, Saturday 10AM - 2PM, [Kona] Palamanui, 73-1025 Kaiminani Dr, Kona, Room B-125, $65.00.


Google Docs and Applications (Hilo) - ETF

Learn how to utilize Google’s FREE cloud applications. All the applications are web based, so there is nothing to download or install! Many organizations are converting to Google Gmail, Drive, Docs (Word), Spreadsheets (Excel), Slides (PowerPoint), Google Earth, Forms, Hangout (video conferencing), Calendar (shared events and organizer), and sites (webpages)… Even on your mobile device! If your organization is thinking of making the change to Google, this workshop is for you. Students, faculty, and business administrators, Google offers an excellent FREE alternative to Microsoft Office and acts as an excellent organizational and communication tool!
Backup and send massive files, collaborate with spreadsheets, PowerPoints, real time documents, online surveys, video conferencing, plus get Google Earth Pro for free, and much more.

Instructor: Jo’el Nathensan M.Ed Instructor is Jo'el Nathansen.

Status: Registration has closed.
Mar 7-Mar 8, Mon/Tues 5pm - 7pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB7 (SeniorNet Computer Lab), $60.00.


How to Start and Operate a Successful Dog Boarding Business (Hilo)

This course is designed for dog lovers who wish to establish a home business boarding pet dogs for families in their community. No previous professional background working with dogs is assumed. No higher education is needed. Minimum investment required to start the business. Instructor Dr. Carl Oguss, psychology professor and owner of the East Hawaii Dog Psychology Center, will teach you everything you need to successfully start and operate a profitable home dog boarding and/or dog daycare operation. Instructor is Carl Oguss.
Status: Registration has closed.
Apr 16-May 14, Saturday 10am - 12pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, Wentworth Room 9, $300.00.


Intermediate Photoshop (Hilo) - ETF

This intermediate Adobe Photoshop class will explore more advanced photo manipulation features such as levels adjustments and the histogram, layers, filters, liquify tools, advanced selection methods, layer masks, adjustment layers, as a means of improving the color and contrast of your images
Prerequisites: Basic Photoshop skills, USB Flash drive
Instructor Artin Mardirtousi Instructor is Artin Mardirtousi.

Status: Registration has closed.
Mar 21-Mar 23, Mon/Tu/Wed 4:30pm - 6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB7 (SeniorNet Computer Lab), $75.00.


Interviewing Skills (Hilo)

Confident ~ Professional ~ Qualified
This course covers the eight essential areas that give you the professional edge for any type of job interview. Topics that will be covered include:
· How your resume speaks volumes about you before the employer even meets you
· How to build on your strengths (It's all about you)
· What you wear could cost you the job
· Presenting the best you while answering the interviewer's questions (It's all about the employer)
· Is your net working?
· How to get out and meet prospective employers

Instructor has over 20 years of interviewing and hiring experience. Instructor is Jeani Navarro.

Status: Registration has closed.
Feb 13, Saturday 9am - 4pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, UCB 331, $75.00.


Intro to Forensics and Intro to Mortuary Science [Series] (Hilo)

Workshop Series:
1. Introduction to Forensics
2. Introduction to Mortuary Science

Please see classes listed for additional information. Instructor is Kristal Uhl-Blacksmith.

Status: Registration has closed.
Feb 10-Apr 20, W 4:15-8:45pm, [Hilo] Life Sciences Room 15, $275.00.


Introduction to Adobe Lightroom (Kona) - ETF

This workshop highlights professional grade, non-destructive tools and techniques that enhance the use of photographs for personal and business benefits. Students will learn how to reduce noise, correct brightness/contrast, enhance colors, crop/recompose, remove unwanted elements, correct distortion, geo-tag photos, make slideshows, and protect your photos by adding copyright notes. Students will also learn how to streamline the process of importing photos from your camera, create and organize albums, edit, export photos for online sharing and printing, and much more.
Prerequisites: 4GB+ USB drive. Ability to operate a computer. Instructor is Anya Vaverko.

Status: Registration has closed.
Apr 30, Saturday 12:30pm - 4:30pm, [Kona] KONA,Kealakehe High School, Computer Lab, $55.00.


Introduction to Forensics (Hilo)

Whether you’re a fan of mysteries, the popular “CSI” television shows, or you’re interested in exploring an exciting career, this class will give you a taste of the field of forensic science. The evidence collected at a crime scene can often tell the true story of the criminal act if interpreted properly. Detection and analysis of DNA traces, fiber, hair, body fluids, fingerprints, footprints, toxic substances and illegal drugs are fundamental to the forensic scientist’s craft. Proper handling, careful observation and logical interpretation of crime scene evidence are also vital aspects of a criminal investigation. Instructed by Dr. Kristal Uhl –Blacksmith.

No prerequisites. Textbook required: Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science, 8th edition by Richard Saferstein, ISBN: 0-13-111852-8. Instructor is Kristal Uhl-Blacksmith.

Status: Registration has closed.
Feb 10-Apr 20, Wednesdays 6:45pm - 8:45pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, Life Sciences, Room 15, $150.00.


Introduction to Mortuary Science (Hilo)

This fascinating workshop series will introduce participants to the science, history and culture of death in the human body. Participants will learn about the process of chemically treating the dead human body to reduce the presence and growth of microorganisms to temporarily inhibit the organic decomposition, as well as government regulations regarding the embalming process. The history of funeral services from ancient times and the current practices in the US will also be studied. There are no pre-requisites, however participants must be able to look at pictures of dead bodies.

Instructed by Dr. Kristal Uhl-Blacksmith, who holds a Doctorate in Environmental Engineering, as well as a Master's Degree in Biology and a Mortuary Science Degree. She currently works as an environmental engineering consultant, and has her own business, "Kristal Clear Solutions." She also formerly worked as a mortician and instructed Biology, Anatomy and Forensics. Instructor is Kristal Uhl-Blacksmith.

Status: Registration has closed.
Feb 10-Apr 20, W 4:15-6:15pm, [Hilo] Life Sciences Room 15, $150.00.


Introduction to Permaculture Design (Hilo)

Join us in this action-packed two-day workshop as we explore the basics of permaculture— a design discipline that mimics nature's patterns to create healthy, resilient human habitats. Experiential learning exercises (including plant propagation, garden bed creation, and nature-based awareness) will be complemented by slide presentations and collaborative discussions. The course will culminate in a mini design project! Instructor is Zach Mermel.
Status: Registration has closed.
Jan 30-Jan 31, Sat/Sun 9am - 4pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, K 111, $95.00.


Japanese Conversation: Beginners Level 1(Hilo)

This class is for students who have little to no background in Japanese language, or have not practiced for an extended period of time. Learn the basics of Japanese conversation, including simple greetings, vocabulary, grammar, and culture. Required textbook: Nakama 1a. Instructor is Yoko Hasegawa.
Status: Registration has closed.
Feb 3-Apr 13, Wednesdays 5pm - 6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, K 104, $100.00.


Japanese Conversation: Beginners, Level 2 [continuing students] (Hilo)

This class is for students who know Hiragana, Katakana, and beginner's level conversation such as how to introduce yourself, to express times, and to explain simple daily activities. In this semester, the focus will be on the study of how to ask about and indicating locations and describing daily routines and leisure activities. Students will also learn some Japanese culture that can help them understand the language better. Some current words and slang words will be added. Required textbook: Nakama 1a. New students will be provided with an additional textbook, Kokugo 1.

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.
Jan 20-Apr 27, Wednesdays 5pm - 6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, CH 6, $160.00.


Japanese Conversation: Beginners, Level 2 [new students] (Hilo)

This class is for students who know Hiragana, Katakana, and beginner's level conversation such as how to introduce yourself, to express times, and to explain simple daily activities. In this semester, the focus will be on the study of how to ask about and indicating locations and describing daily routines and leisure activities. Students will also learn some Japanese culture that can help them understand the language better. Some current words and slang words will be added. Required textbook: Nakama 1a. New students will be provided with an additional textbook, Kokugo 1.

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.
Jan 20-Apr 27, Wednesdays 5pm - 6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, CH 6, $170.00.


Japanese Conversation: Beginners, Level 3 (Hilo)

This class will focus on practical Japanese language skills and important cultural issues for effective communication. Students new to this class should be able to read hiragana and katakana, and know some basic greetings and verbs. This class will help you to learn fundamental kanji, and learn more basic communication skills such as making requests, expressing quantities and numbers, talking about prices, extending invitations, and ordering at a restaurant. Required textbook: Nakama 1b.

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.
Jan 19-Apr 26, Tuesdays 5pm - 6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, CH 6, $160.00.


Japanese Reading and Writing: Advanced [Continuing Students] (Hilo)

This class will focus on Japanese reading, writing and speech in order to help the students’ ability to advance conversation skills. 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. This class will challenge students to expand their practical knowledge of the origin and history of Japanese vocabulary and Kanji. New students will be provided with the required textbook.
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.
Jan 25-Apr 25, Mondays 5pm - 6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, CH 6, $140.00.


Japanese Reading and Writing: Advanced [New Students] (Hilo)

This class will focus on Japanese reading, writing and speech in order to help the students’ ability to advance conversation skills. 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. This class will challenge students to expand their practical knowledge of the origin and history of Japanese vocabulary and Kanji. New students will be provided with the required textbook.
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.
Jan 25-Apr 25, Mondays 5pm - 6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, CH 6, $175.00.


Japanese Reading and Writing: Intermediate [continuing students] (Hilo)

This class will focus on Japanese reading, writing and speech in order to help the students’ ability to advance conversation skills. New students who would like to join must be able to read Hiragana, most of Katakana, several basic Kanji and be familiar with fundamental sentence structure. This class will move at a moderate pace and move towards increasing the students' practical knowledge of the origin and history of Japanese vocabulary and Kanji. New students will be provided with the required textbook.

PLEASE NOTE: $3 parking fee per day at the UH Hilo Kawili St. main gate. Instructor is Hiroko Igarashi.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jan 25-Apr 25, Mondays 3pm - 4:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, CH 6, $140.00.


Japanese Reading and Writing: Intermediate [new students] (Hilo)

This class will focus on Japanese reading, writing and speech in order to help the students’ ability to advance conversation skills. New students who would like to join must be able to read Hiragana, most of Katakana, several basic Kanji and be familiar with fundamental sentence structure. This class will move at a moderate pace and move towards increasing the students' practical knowledge of the origin and history of Japanese vocabulary and Kanji. New students will be provided with the required textbook.

PLEASE NOTE: $3 parking fee per day at the UH Hilo Kawili St. main gate. Instructor is Hiroko Igarashi.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jan 25-Apr 25, Mondays 3pm - 4:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, CH 6, $180.00.


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. This class is open to anyone above the age of 8 and no experience is necessary. You will learn the basics of taiko as well as two compositions. Be prepared to learn a lot while working out your body and having a good time. Fee includes all materials and instruments required. Instructor is Chad Nakagawa.
Status: Registration has closed.
Feb 1-Apr 11, Mondays 5pm - 6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, Old Gym, $80.00.


Job Searching Skills for Individuals With Employment Barriers (Hilo)

BARRIER BUSTERS
Employers want to hire you for your skills, your knowledge and your dedication.
Having one or more significant “barriers” to employment does not prevent you from going to work. In this class you will learn how to approach your resume, application process and interview to present yourself in a positive way to a prospective employer. You will learn how to answer tough questions without fearing a negative response. Discover how to prepare for your background check in advance. Learn the best ways to let the employer know you have mandated meetings or classes or other health related issues that may require you to leave the work site. We will share access to community resources that will support your success. Instructor is Jeani Navarro.

Status: Registration has closed.
Mar 12, Saturday 9am - 12pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, STB 226, $35.00.


Leading High Performance Teams (Hilo) - ETF

This course is designed to assist leaders with information to create and effectively manage high performance teams. It is recommended for those who are either in a managerial or supervisory position or for employees who may have been tasked to lead a group of workers for a specific assignment. Instructor is Renee Martin.
Status: Seats are available.
May 14, Saturday 9am - 4pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, UCB 331, $150.00.


Learn to Play Guitar in a Day! (Hilo)

As seen on PBS, this one-day workshop is designed for busy adults who want to learn to play guitar, but don’t have time for weekly lessons. Students will learn basic chords, simple strumming and picking patterns, basic music theory, tuning techniques, guitar care, music resources, performances skills, play tablature and familiar songs, and more! Students must provide their own acoustic guitar. “Learn to Play Guitar in a Day!” book and Snark clip-on electric tuner are provided and included in cost of the class.

Instructed by Marlene Hutchinson, creator of Learn to Play Guitar in a Day!™, who presents her 1 day workshop at colleges, universities and other locations around the United States. Her DVD airs on PBS and she has been featured on CBS, NBC, NPR (National Public Radio), Acoustic Guitar (magazine), the Women’s International Music Network, several news publications and “Learn to Play Guitar in a Day!™ is a 2014 Player’s Choice Award nominee. Instructor is Marlene Hutchinson.

Status: Registration has closed.
Apr 30, Saturday 10AM - 3PM, [Hilo] UH Hilo, K-127, $100.00.


Lift to Thrive (Hilo)

This beginners exercise class is geared toward older adults or those just starting on their fitness journey. Instructed by PK Soares-Mercado, Certified Fitness Trainer (CFT), this class is based on simple strength building exercises for mindfully improving balance, tone and functional fitness. Sessions include low intensity warm ups (no jumping or running), emphasis on proper breathing, lifting and floor exercises, cool down and stretching, and brief question and answer periods. Participants will also learn proper use of exercise equipment, proper form, grip and stance and basic weight management and meal planning. Required equipment: yoga mat, full size bath towel, water, 1 set of 2 or 3 lb. dumbbells, exercise ball, any preferred braces or supports.

PK Soares-Mercado is a professional personal trainer who is passionate about sharing her knowledge and helping others to be happier and healthier. Instructor is PK Soares-Mercado.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jan 30-Apr 2, Saturdays 9am - 10am, [Hilo] UH Hilo, Old Gym, $60.00.


Lyrical Hip Hop (Hilo)

This creative dance class combines several dance styles including hip hop, contemporary and modern. With his background in popping and locking as well as training in ballet, contemporary and jazz, Trey Saunders brings his unique style and flavor to this class. Open to all levels, ages 12 and up. Instructor is Trey Saunders.
Status: Registration has closed.
Feb 5-Apr 15, Fridays 4:30pm - 6pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, Old Gym, $80.00.


Microsoft Office Essentials Computer Training [15 hours] Certificate Program (Hilo)

Nearly every job that involves a computer requires skills with Microsoft Office (MS-Office) software. In this hands-on, fast-paced program you will learn a wide variety of ways to use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher to automate your work, integrate your files and produce professional quality documents. By the end of this program you will have developed a comprehensive portfolio of documents that demonstrates your new or updated software skills.
Instructor: Jo'el Nathansen M.Ed
Prerequisites: Basic computer skills, USB Flash drive
Textbook included. Instructor is Jo'el Nathansen.

Status: Registration has closed.
Apr 4-Apr 8, Mon-Fri 5pm - 8pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, UCB 105, $275.00.


Microsoft Office Essentials Computer Training [15 hours] Certificate Program (Kona)

Nearly every job that involves a computer requires skills with Microsoft Office (MS-Office) software. In this hands-on, fast-paced program you will learn a wide variety of ways to use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher to automate your work, integrate your files and produce professional quality documents. By the end of this program you will have developed a comprehensive portfolio of documents that demonstrates your new or updated software skills.
Instructor: Jo'el Nathansen M.Ed
Prerequisites: Basic computer skills, USB Flash drive
Textbook included. Instructor is Jo'el Nathansen.

Status: Registration has closed.
Apr 23-Apr 30, Saturday 8:00am - 4:30pm, [Kona] Palamanui, 73-1025 Kaiminani Dr, Kona, Room TBD, $275.00.


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

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.
Instructor: Jo'el Nathansen M.Ed
Prerequisites: Basic computer skills, USB Flash drive
Textbook included. Instructor is Jo'el Nathansen.

Status: Registration has closed.
May 2-May 6, Mon-Fri 5pm - 8pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, UCB 105, $275.00.


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction [MBSR] (Hilo)

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. This workshop is normally offered for $500 but will be run through CCECS for a much lower price. Take advantage of the huge discount and the long-term benefits to your body, mind and spirit. Required materials and book: Participants will need their own yoga mat and light blanket. A Mindfulness-Stress based Stress Reduction Workbook by Bob Stahl, Ph.D. and Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D is required. PLEASE NOTE: Class dates are January 30, February 13, 20, (Meeting at 891 Ululani St, Room 116) March 5, 12 (Meeting at UH Hilo, Old Gym) On March 5, there will be a one-day retreat that will be from 10am-5pm at the UH Hilo Old Gym. Instructor is Bernie Schreck.
Status: Registration has closed.
Jan 30-Mar 12, Saturdays 1pm - 5:30pm, [Hilo] 891 Ululani Street, Room 116/Old Gym, $150.00.


Motivating Others (Hilo)

This workshop is designed to provide supervisors and managers with ideas, tools, and information to support employee motivation and create work environments where employees are encouraged to reach their best potential. It is designed to assist those in supervisory and managerial positions identify what employees want and how to achieve both personal and organizational goals. Course enrollment will be limited to 20 participants. Instructor is Malati M. Shinazy.
Status: Registration has closed.
Apr 16, Saturday 9am - 4pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, UCB 331, $75.00.


Night Photography - Painting with Light (Hilo)

Learn the art of painting with LIGHT! In this 3 session workshop, students will learn how to set their cameras to catch different lights and light movements. The second part of this hands-on workshop will be held outside at night, to show students how to take photos of the night sky, star trails, and to “paint” with light with to create stunning night photos and works of art. In the third session, students will work with basic photo manipulation techniques to optimize their photos and will have the opportunity to share their work.

Field trip transportation & glow sticks included.
For the first two classes a Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) Camera tripod, flashlight, and remote shutter release are required.
Disclaimer: The outdoor session is dependent on weather conditions and may be rescheduled.
Instructor: Michelle Shuey Ph.D. Instructor is Michelle Shuey.

Status: Registration has closed.
Apr 8-Apr 14, Fri/Sat/Th 4:30-7:30pm/6-9pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB7 (SeniorNet Computer Lab), $125.00.


Onolicious Brazilian Zouk: Mixed Plate, Section 1 (Hilo)

Join Marie Alonzo Snyder for an onolicious sampler of Brazilian Zouk moves! Zouk is a fun, flowy and sensuous Brazilian couple dance that is quickly gaining in popularity around the world. Marie has designed a unique and creative method for challenging all levels of Zouk students. The class begins with learning short combinations that serve as the “main course.” Then new moves are added that can be thrown in as “pupus” or “dessert.” Students will walk away with a complete combination that can be easily deconstructed and reconstructed for endless Zouk enjoyment!

Marie Alonzo Snyder is the founder and artistic director of Zouk hi, Tangerine Dance Collective, a NY Times acclaimed dancer and choreographer, as well as international scholar, author and educator. She earned her BFA and MFA in Dance from New York University, and her Doctorate in Education. Marie is a founding member of the West Windsor Arts Council, co-founder of the “I’ll have what she’s having…” Dance Project, and the NJ pioneer in Dance for Parkinson’s and Zouk on Wheelchair. She has been dancing Zouk since 2011, is a certified ZoukNY instructor and performed with Jeremey Adam Rey’s rawZouk. Marie is also the author of “The Art and Sensuality of Brazilian Zouk Dancing.” Instructor is Marie Alonzo Snyder.

Status: Registration has closed.
Feb 13, Saturday 2pm - 5pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, Old Gym, $25.00.


Onolicious Brazilian Zouk: Mixed Plate, Section 2 (Hilo)

Join Marie Alonzo Snyder for an onolicious sampler of Brazilian Zouk moves! Zouk is a fun, flowy and sensuous Brazilian couple dance that is quickly gaining in popularity around the world. Marie has designed a unique and creative method for challenging all levels of Zouk students. The class begins with learning short combinations that serve as the “main course.” Then new moves are added that can be thrown in as “pupus” or “dessert.” Students will walk away with a complete combination that can be easily deconstructed and reconstructed for endless Zouk enjoyment!

Marie Alonzo Snyder is the founder and artistic director of Zouk hi, Tangerine Dance Collective, a NY Times acclaimed dancer and choreographer, as well as international scholar, author and educator. She earned her BFA and MFA in Dance from New York University, and her Doctorate in Education. Marie is a founding member of the West Windsor Arts Council, co-founder of the “I’ll have what she’s having…” Dance Project, and the NJ pioneer in Dance for Parkinson’s and Zouk on Wheelchair. She has been dancing Zouk since 2011, is a certified ZoukNY instructor and performed with Jeremey Adam Rey’s rawZouk. Marie is also the author of “The Art and Sensuality of Brazilian Zouk Dancing.” Instructor is Marie Alonzo Snyder.

Status: Registration has closed.
Feb 14, Sunday 2pm - 5pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, Old Gym, $25.00.


Onolicious Zouk Discount Package (Hilo)

Join Marie Alonzo Snyder for an onolicious sampler of Brazilian Zouk moves Parts 1 & 2! Zouk is a fun, flowy and sensuous Brazilian couple dance that is quickly gaining in popularity around the world. Marie has designed a unique and creative method for challenging all levels of Zouk students. The class begins with learning short combinations that serve as the “main course.” Then new moves are added that can be thrown in as “pupus” or “dessert.” Students will walk away with a complete combination that can be easily deconstructed and reconstructed for endless Zouk enjoyment!

Marie Alonzo Snyder is the founder and artistic director of Zouk hi, Tangerine Dance Collective, a NY Times acclaimed dancer and choreographer, as well as international scholar, author and educator. She earned her BFA and MFA in Dance from New York University, and her Doctorate in Education. Marie is a founding member of the West Windsor Arts Council, co-founder of the “I’ll have what she’s having…” Dance Project, and the NJ pioneer in Dance for Parkinson’s and Zouk on Wheelchair. She has been dancing Zouk since 2011, is a certified ZoukNY instructor and performed with Jeremey Adam Rey’s rawZouk. Marie is also the author of “The Art and Sensuality of Brazilian Zouk Dancing.” Instructor is Marie Alonzo Snyder.

Status: Registration has closed.
Feb 13-Feb 14, Sat/Sun 2pm - 5pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, Old Gym, $40.00.


People Who Made History (Hilo)

Who were they? What were they like? What role did they play in the events of their time? Join instructor Tom Goltz, on an exploration of some of the most outstanding, unusual and influential figures in history. The class will begin with Captain James Cook: a portrait of the man who defied England's social order to become one of the greatest explorers of the 18th century. His sailing expeditions into the Pacific, what he found - and failed to find, as well as his demise at Kealakekua Bay on the Big Island will be covered. Participants will then get to determine the next stops on the journey, based on a list of 25 topics. Be prepared to learn and join in lively discussions in this informative and interactive class.
Tom Goltz is a certified teacher with a passion for the stories in history. He has taught at Waiakea High School and is a guest lecturer on cruise ships. Instructor is Tom Goltz.

Status: Registration has closed.
Feb 4-Mar 10, Thursdays 5:30pm - 7pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, K 111, $40.00.


Qigong for Beginners (Hilo)

Qigong (chi kung) has been an integral part of Chinese culture since ancient China. Qi is the energy or natural force that fills the universe and our bodies. Qigong is working to harmonize, and balance our qi, while removing qi blockages. The qigong exercises and breathing are beneficial in improving health, our immunity, organ systems, and longevity.
Instructed by Barbara Klein, chief instructor and co-founder of Aikido of Hilo, an Aikikai Rokudan (6th degree black belt). She has over 40 years of experience both training in and teaching Aikido. Instructor is Barbara Klein.

Status: Registration has closed.
Feb 6-Mar 12, Saturdays 8am - 9:15am, [Hilo] 29 Shipman Street, #203, Hilo, $60.00.


Qigong for Beginners, Part 2 (Hilo)

Qigong (chi kung) has been an integral part of Chinese culture since ancient China. Qi is the energy or natural force that fills the universe and our bodies. Qigong is working to harmonize, and balance our qi, while removing qi blockages. The qigong exercises and breathing are beneficial in improving health, our immunity, organ systems, and longevity.

New students are welcome to join Part 2, as new routines will be introduced and for those who took previous sessions, there will be reinforcement of previous knowledge. Instructor is Barbara Klein.

Status: Registration has closed.
Mar 19-Apr 16, Saturdays 8am - 9:15am, [Hilo] 29 Shipman Street, #203, Hilo, $60.00.


Recreational Paddling, Section 1 (Hilo)

Experience firsthand the power, beauty and wonder of our Hawaiian waters while learning how to paddle an outrigger canoe. Learn the fundamentals of water safety, steering, proper paddling form and technique and a brief overview of the history of canoeing. No previous paddling experience necessary. Experienced paddlers who are looking to get more time on the water without the pressure of competition are also welcome. Instructed by Jonah Kalima (Wednesdays) and Rosa Motta (Tuesdays and Thursdays). Instructor is Jonah Kalima.
Status: Registration has closed.
Feb 2-Apr 5, Tuesdays 7am - 9am, [Hilo] Hilo Bayfront, $100.00.


Recreational Paddling, Section 2 (Hilo)

Experience firsthand the power, beauty and wonder of our Hawaiian waters while learning how to paddle an outrigger canoe. Learn the fundamentals of water safety, steering, proper paddling form and technique and a brief overview of the history of canoeing. No previous paddling experience necessary. Experienced paddlers who are looking to get more time on the water without the pressure of competition are also welcome. Instructed by Jonah Kalima (Wednesdays) and Rosa Motta (Tuesdays and Thursdays). Instructor is Jonah Kalima.
Status: Registration has closed.
Feb 3-Apr 6, Wednesdays 7am - 9am, [Hilo] Hilo Bayfront, $100.00.


Recreational Paddling, Section 3 (Hilo)

Experience firsthand the power, beauty and wonder of our Hawaiian waters while learning how to paddle an outrigger canoe. Learn the fundamentals of water safety, steering, proper paddling form and technique and a brief overview of the history of canoeing. No previous paddling experience necessary. Experienced paddlers who are looking to get more time on the water without the pressure of competition are also welcome. Instructed by Jonah Kalima (Wednesdays) and Rosa Motta (Tuesdays and Thursdays). Instructor is Jonah Kalima.
Status: Registration has closed.
Feb 4-Apr 7, Thursdays 7am - 9am, [Hilo] Hilo Bayfront, $100.00.


Secrets of the Soil (Part I): Soil Biology Basics (Kona)

How is soil formed? What organisms reside within it? What are the different soil types on Hawaii island? In this interactive session, we will explore the dynamics of the soil food web, the various properties of the soil, and the fundamentals of soil testing at the homestead and farm scale. Instructor is Zach Mermel.
Status: Registration has closed.
Apr 23, Saturday 9am - 1pm, [Kona] Palamanui, 73-1025 Kaiminani Dr, Kona, Room B-125, $40.00.


Secrets of the Soil (Part II): How to Make High Quality Compost (Kona)

Ever wondered how to make compost that your plants will devour like dessert? Join us in this hands-on session as we explore strategies for dramatically enhancing the life-giving properties of the soil. Participants will gain experience constructing a biologically active compost pile. Instructor is Zach Mermel.
Status: Registration has closed.
Apr 23, Saturday 2pm - 5pm, [Kona] Palamanui, 73-1025 Kaiminani Dr, Kona, Room B-125, $30.00.


Secrets of the Soil I and II Series (Kona)

Workshop Series:
1. of the Soil (Part I): Soil Biology Basics
2. Secrets of the Soil (Part II): How to Make High Quality Compost

Please see classes listed for additional information. Instructor is Zach Mermel.

Status: Registration has closed.
Apr 23, Saturday 9am-1pm/2pm-5pm, [Kona] Palamanui, 73-1025 Kaiminani Dr, Kona, Room B-125, $60.00.


Self-Managing Pain with Trigger Point Therapy, Early Bird (Hilo)

This workshop is for people of all ages who may be experiencing some level of pain or discomfort, especially athletes or anyone with chronic pain. Learn safe and effective hands-on methods to manage your pain on your own. Class fee includes Trigger Point Therapy workbook and tennis ball.

Hau‘oli Sayles instructs this practical, step-by-step DIY approach to pain therapy. She's a competitive athlete and a coach who is passionate about helping people conquer pain for better health and well being and spreading awareness about trigger point therapy.

Please note registration deadline in order to receive materials:
July 1, 12:00 pm.

*Withdrawal/refund schedule: By July 1, 12:00 pm for a 100% refund, July 1, 12:01 pm - July 14, 12:00 pm for a 50% refund,
After July 14, 12:00 pm No refund. Instructor is Hauoli Sayles.

Status: Registration has closed.
Feb 20, Saturday 9am - 12pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, K 126, $75.00.


Tap Slam (Hilo)

This tap dance course will introduce students to foundational footwork and techniques. Classes focus on strengthening steps and footwork as well as choreography. Beginner and intermediate levels welcome. Instructed by Stephanie Collins, CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) and life-long dancer. Required: Students will need to purchase their own tap shoes. Instructor is Stephanie Collins.
Status: Registration has closed.
Feb 4-Apr 7, Thursdays 5pm - 6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, Old Gym, $90.00.


Technology and Ethics in Social Work Practice (Hilo)

During this live face-to-face three-hour workshop, participants will apply the NASW Code of Ethics to practice situations and discuss implications that technology has on practice. The workshop will review NASW & ASWB’s Standards for Technology and Social Work Practice as well as ASWB’s Model Regulatory Standards for Technology and Social Work Practice. Additionally, time will be spent discussing risk management strategies. For social workers licensed in Hawaii, this workshop has been designed to meet the ethics requirement.

Format : This CE is offered as face-to-face 3-hour workshop held in person at a variety of locations.

Intended Audience : Designed for social workers at all levels of experience and license, in both direct and macro/mezzo practice settings who are interested in the discussion of how ethics and technology intersect.

Objectives: At the conclusion, participants will be able to:

Apply the NASW Code of Ethics to a practice situation;

Describe an ethical decision-making framework; &

Summarize standards for technology and social work practice. Instructor is Robin G Arndt.

Status: Registration has closed.
Mar 7, Monday 1pm - 4pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, UCB 100, $45.00.


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: Participants should wear comfortable clothing that allows for a full range of movement, a yoga mat, and water.

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.
Feb 2-Mar 8, Tuesdays 5pm - 6:15pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, Old Gym, $50.00.


Therapeutic Yoga, Section 2

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: Participants should wear comfortable clothing that allows for a full range of movement, a yoga mat, and water.

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.
Mar 29-May 3, Tues 5-6:15pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Old Gym, $50.00.


Whole Body Conditioning (Hilo)

Whole Body Blast Conditioning is a functional fitness inspired class geared towards a full body exercise experience. Classes include weight lifting, resistance training, yoga movements and light to medium aerobic exercise for a full body workout. All classes focus on mind-body connection, stability, balance, overall functional core strength, and correct breathing for centering and focus. Students are encouraged to ask questions at the end of the class session.

Required equipment: 5 lb. or 8 lb Dumbbells, Light to Medium Resistance Exercise Bands, Yoga Mat, Exercise Ball, Water & Towel. Please wear comfortable exercise wear and shoes, as well as any braces or supports needed. Instructor is PK Soares-Mercado.

Status: Registration has closed.
Feb 3-Apr 6, Wednesdays 4:30pm - 5:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, Old Gym, $60.00.


WiX.com Part 1- Building Codeless Websites - Introduction (Hilo)

Learn how to create stunning websites without knowing any code using online software. In this introductory 3 day workshop you’ll learn how to build a fully operational website with “drag and drop tools” to promote your business or department and build your own customized website. Easily author multiple web pages filled with animations, sounds, videos, and more. Other areas that will be covered, securing a web domain (name), hosting, and more.
Basic computer skills and a 4GB+ USB Drive are required. Instructor is Artin Mardirtousi.

Status: Registration has closed.
Feb 24-Feb 26, W/Th/F 4:30pm - 6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB7 (SeniorNet Computer Lab), $125.00.