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Summer 2015

Adobe Illustrator - CS6 Introduction

This is an introductory course designed for first time and beginning Illustrator users. Bring your creative ideas to life with Adobe Illustrator, the industry-standard vector graphics software, used by designers and illustrators who want to create digital graphics, logos, illustrations, and original typography. No prior experience with Illustrator is required for this class. Prerequisites: 4GB+ USB drive. Ability to operate a computer. Instructor is Sylvana Cares.
Status: 8 seats available
Aug 12-Aug 13, Wed, Thurs 5-8pm, 891 Ululani St, 2nd Floor (SeniorNet Lab), $75.00.


Adobe Lightroom

This class 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 Mark Kimura.
Status: 6 seats available
Aug 11, Tues 5-8pm, 891 Ululani St, 2nd Floor (SeniorNet Lab), $55.00.


Adobe Photoshop - CS6 Introduction

Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop CS6! Photoshop is the industry standard in image manipulation software. This course will provide the basic gateway skills to progress to more advanced Photoshop CS6 courses. In this introductory class you will get familiar with the interface, basic operation, file formats, and basic image manipulation tools. Prerequisites: 4GB+ USB drive. Ability to operate a computer. Instructor is Sylvana Cares.
Status: 5 seats available
Aug 5-Aug 6, Wed, Thurs 5-8pm, 891 Ululani St, 2nd Floor (SeniorNet Lab), $75.00.


Adobe Photoshop Elements, Section 1

Photoshop Elements is designed for everyday consumers who are just getting started with photo editing and want an easy way to organize, transform, create, and share their photos on their computers or while on the go, from their mobile devices. Prerequisites: 4GB+ USB drive. Ability to operate a computer. Instructor is Jo'el Nathansen.
Status: 7 seats available
Jun 22-Jun 23, Mon, Tues 5-8pm, 891 Ululani St, 2nd Floor (SeniorNet Lab), $75.00.


Adobe Photoshop Elements, Section 2

Photoshop Elements is designed for everyday consumers who are just getting started with photo editing and want an easy way to organize, transform, create, and share their photos on their computers or while on the go, from their mobile devices. Prerequisites: 4GB+ USB drive. Ability to operate a computer. Instructor is Jo'el Nathansen.
Status: 8 seats available
Jul 13-Jul 14, Mon, Tues 5-8pm, 891 Ululani St, 2nd Floor (SeniorNet Lab), $75.00.


Adobe Photoshop Elements, Section 3

Photoshop Elements is designed for everyday consumers who are just getting started with photo editing and want an easy way to organize, transform, create, and share their photos on their computers or while on the go, from their mobile devices. Prerequisites: 4GB+ USB drive. Ability to operate a computer. Instructor is Jo'el Nathansen.
Status: 8 seats available
Aug 3-Aug 4, Mon, Tues 5-8pm, 891 Ululani St, 2nd Floor (SeniorNet Lab), $75.00.


Adobe Premiere Elements

Make home movies that are a cut above the rest with Premiere Elements software! Adobe Premiere Elements is an affordable but powerful video-editing package, which can deliver professional results for those who don't require the full-blown Premiere Pro. Students who complete this workshop will be able to: export and share finished video projects in a range of formats, arrange and edit video clips, add and mix audio to their video projects, import digital video to Premiere Elements from a video camera, create Premiere Elements Projects, create professional transitions, titles and effects, export and share finished video projects in a range of formats. Prerequisites: Basic computer skills and a flash drive (4gb+). Instructor is Evan Clark.
Status: 0 seats available
Jun 24-Jun 26, Wed, Fri 5-8pm, 891 Ululani St, 2nd Floor (SeniorNet Lab), $75.00.


Advanced Grant Writing (Hilo)

Participants will produce a mini grant proposal, applying all of the skills learned from the Basic and Advanced grant writing workshops. Proposals will be individually reviewed for minimum requirements, clear and concise statement of need, thorough budget, additional funding sources, board of directors and collaboration efforts. 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. A certificate will be given upon completion of the course. Instructor is Jeani Navarro.
Status: 16 seats available
Jul 18, Sat 9am-4pm, UH Hilo UCB 118, $75.00.


Apple iMovie for Beginners, Section 1

Ever been interested in learning iMovie? Well, you’re in luck. Part of Apple’s standard software included with your Mac, iMovie offers a quick and easy way to create high quality videos. Learn how to edit your videos from your digital camera or phone by clipping, cropping, splitting, captioning, and authoring your video. In this workshop, you’ll use easy to use professional grade templates, soundtracks, fades, and effects to give your videos a polished and professional look. Lastly, burn your creation to DVD or upload your videos to YouTube, Facebook, or Vimeo. Instructor is Evan Clark.
Status: 10 seats available
Jun 4, Thurs 5-8pm, UH Hilo UCB 120 - ITS Mac Lab, $55.00.


Apple iPhoto for Beginners, Section 1

Learn how to organize your photos, edit them to look more professional, share them on the Internet, make slideshows and movies, and create books, calendars, and cards for gifts and keepsakes. Prerequisites: Ability to operate a Mac computer. USB drive recommend Instructor is Evan Clark.
Status: 11 seats available
Jun 2, Tues 5-8pm, UH Hilo UCB 120 - ITS Mac Lab, $55.00.


Apple Mac for Beginners, Section 1

This hands on workshop provides an introduction to computers in general and the Macintosh system in particular. Students learn all the basic features necessary to use a Macintosh computer. Through hands-on instruction, they become familiar with the computer's components-the desktop, its contents, removable media, will learn to create, save, open, and retrieve documents, use folders, and work efficiently. Upon completion of this workshop, students may advance to more demanding applications such as iPhoto, iMovie, and more. Prerequisites: USB drive. Ability to operate a Mac computer. Instructor is Evan Clark.
Status: 20 seats available
May 28, Thurs 5-8pm, UH Hilo UCB 120 - ITS Mac Lab, $55.00.


Apple Mac for Beginners, Section 2

This hands on workshop provides an introduction to computers in general and the Macintosh system in particular. Students learn all the basic features necessary to use a Macintosh computer. Through hands-on instruction, they become familiar with the computer's components-the desktop, its contents, removable media, will learn to create, save, open, and retrieve documents, use folders, and work efficiently. Upon completion of this workshop, students may advance to more demanding applications such as iPhoto, iMovie, and more. Prerequisites: USB drive. Ability to operate a Mac computer. Instructor is Evan Clark.
Status: 20 seats available
Jul 23, Thurs 5-8pm, UH Hilo UCB 120 - ITS Mac Lab, $55.00.


Baby Talk: French

Join French language instructor, Sylvie Garnero, for a fun and interactive immersion class to introduce you and your baby to a second language. Learn simple words, phrases and songs to continue sharing with your little one at home. Research has shown that learning a foreign language comes naturally for children when they start at an early age. Recommended for adults with children up to age 3. Registration required for adults only, but please provide the age of your child upon registering. Instructor is Sylvie Garnero.
Status: 13 seats available
Jun 24-Jul 29, W 9:30-10:15am, 891 Ululani St, Room 116, $50.00.


Basic Grant Writing (Hilo)

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. 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. A certificate will be given upon completion of the course. Instructor is Jeani Navarro.
Status: 1 seats available
Jun 27, Sat 9am-4pm, UH Hilo UCB 118, $75.00.


Basic Grant Writing (Kona)

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. 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. A certificate will be given upon completion of the course. Instructor is Jeani Navarro.
Status: 17 seats available
Jun 4, Sat 9am-4pm, Kona TBD, $75.00.


Becoming a Successful New Manager or Supervisor (KONA)

Supervision is an art and you need to develop your customer service, communication, and organizational skills in order to be successful. Instructor Hannah Wu will take you through many models of leadership in a practical manner and help you to find an approach that works for your team. Explore topics critical to developing effective management skills. How do you assess the needs of your team and how do you get everyone invested in the outcome of the team, while maintaining a positive work environment. It is a hard journey to get to successful results, but this workshop will help you—everything you need to manage people effectively in half the time that it would take you to do it independently! You will receive handouts and resources at the conclusion of the workshop. Instructor is Hannah Wu.
Status: 34 seats available
May 22, F 9am-4pm, Kona TBD, $150.00.


Boxing for Beginners

This beginner's boxing class is taught at a comfortable pace with emphasis on basic fundamental boxing skills. Students will learn hand wrapping, proper stance, foot movement, basic punches, and blocking & counter punching. Also, students will be instructed on how to use and hit the punch mitts. This is not a fitness-based class. Every class is full of information and skill building. Please be prepared to work hard and be challenged! This course is designed to improve balance & coordination and teaches a blend of offensive and defensive skills used in the art of self defense. Please bring your own shoes, towel and mouthpiece. This class is open to anyone 14 and above. Perry Harada is a certified coach, judge and referee with the United States Amateur Boxing, Inc. Instructor is Perry Harada.
Status: 0 seats available
Jun 17-Aug 5, W 5-6:15pm, UH Hilo New Gym, $70.00.


Business Writing for Results (HILO)

Shift your perspective in business writing and professional communication to get what you want by increasing your audience awareness and re-focusing on your reader rather than the writer. Understand business-writing techniques such as “you-attitude” and maintaining goodwill, even in difficult situations, such as delivering bad news. Gain simple and proven techniques for emails, letters, memos, and reports. Let Instructor Anne Miller help you increase your efficiency and effectiveness in all business communication, from planning though completion. Instructor is Anne Miller.
Status: 19 seats available
Aug 6, Thurs 8:30am-3:30pm, UH Hilo UCB 118, $150.00.


Child Social-Emotional Development

Social and emotional milestones are often harder to recognize than signs of physical development. These skills are an important part of children’s ability to adapt well to daycare, school, etc. This course is designed for parents, caregivers and early childhood professionals (daycare providers, preschool teachers, etc.) interested in learning how to foster social, communication and emotional development in children up to 5 years of age. The various stages will be discussed, as well as strategies to facilitate growth. Instructed by Johanna Taylor, Ph.D., who is currently the Program Manager at Easter Seals Hawaii Early Intervention Program in Hilo. She is a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) specializing in training parents, caregivers and support staff in educational and behavioral interventions to facilitate learners with autism and developmental disabilities. She has also been an instructor with the University of Pittsburgh School of Education. Instructor is Johanna Taylor.
Status: 0 seats available
May 30-Jun 27, Sat 10am-12pm, UH Hilo UCB 113, $60.00.


Conversational French

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. Instructor is Sylvie Garnero.
Status: 10 seats available
Jun 24-Aug 12, W 10:30am-12pm, 891 Ululani St, Room 116, $100.00.


Criticism & Discipline Skills for Managers and Supervisors Redefined: Successful Team Execution & Motivation (HILO)

Supervisors sometimes avoid holding employees accountable because of the fear of the impact of what seems like criticism or discipline. Instructor Hannah Wu will show you how to execute your goals by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of your team. How can you get others to work with you and feel proud of what they have accomplished. Everyone has the want to succeed in work or personal life. As a manager you can use methods to measure success in weekly staff meetings, conversations, and by creating a clear vision. Invested employees will give you more time to work on big-picture thinking. You will receive materials to chart progress, develop expectations, and decide when to take appropriate action with employees who do not want to take part in the success of the team. Instructor is Hannah Wu.
Status: 32 seats available
May 29, F 9am-4pm, UH Hilo K126, $150.00.


Dare to Dream: Write your way through reinvention

Facing a big change or opportunity in your life? Terrified or thrilled out of your wits? Not sure if you trust that you know what you know? Learn simple but powerful methods to get the ideas out of your head and onto the page in order to write your way through this challenge. Part journaling, part business plan, lots of short writing exercises, this course aspires to create the space in your head and the courage in your heart to take those first dizzying steps as you dare to dream. Bring a notebook and pen. 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: 18 seats available
Jul 7-Jul 28, Tues 5-7:30pm, UH Hilo UCB 113, $50.00.


Dealing with Difficult and Upset People (KONA)

Working with customers on a daily basis can be rewarding, but also challenging if you cannot deliver what they need at that moment. As our society is advancing, customers and employees expect quick solutions to difficult problems. Instructor Hannah Wu will teach you how to deliver excellent customer service, even if you cannot say yes; and ensure your customers walk away with satisfaction to your solutions. There are many ways and techniques to delivering excellent customer service. You will have to train people in your organization to deliver consistent messages and help people walk away feeling their issue has been addressed. This will increase the business output and move you forward on ratings of customer satisfaction. You will receive materials on delivering efficient and effective customer service at this session. Instructor is Hannah Wu.
Status: 34 seats available
Jul 25, F 9am-12pm, Kona TBD, $55.00.


Effective PowerPoints for Education

Have you heard of “Death by PowerPoint”, “PowerPoint fatigue,” or “PowerPoint-induced sleep”? PowerPoint presentations are so prevalent these days that the mere name of this software has become synonymous with “boring” and “mundane.” Can PowerPoint be used effectively to enhance and not impede teaching and learning? Workshop participants will examine the academic values of PowerPoint and explore real-world teaching situations, which can benefit from the use of this presentation software. This workshop will include a discussion of current practices, experiences, and success (or horror) stories about using this software as a teaching tool. PowerPoint tips and teaching techniques will be shared with participants. Prerequisites: Basic Microsoft Powerpoint experience. Ability to operate a computer. Instructor is Cynthia Tanaka.
Status: 19 seats available
Jul 1, Tues 5-8pm, UH Hilo, UCB 103, $55.00.


Federal Grant Writing Training: How to Apply for Federal Resources (HILO)

Whether they’re for project grants, fellowships, conference travel, visiting scholars, or publications, all funding schemes have one basic desire: To give money away to the best applicants. Your job is to convince the granting body that you’re the best person and project for the investment of their funds. Let Instructor Terrilani Chong guide you in developing a research agenda, identifying and analyzing funding opportunities, understanding funding agencies, creating a funding plan, and recruiting mentors and collaborators. Instructor is Terrilani Chong.
Status: 24 seats available
Jun 26, F 9am-4pm, UH Hilo HITS Lab, $75.00.


Foundations of Geographic Information Systems GIS

This course is an introduction to the concepts and application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). This workshop will cover conceptual and practical applications and analysis of spatial information using the ESRI ArcGIS suite of applications. This workshop is designed to provide a hands introduction to ArcGIS 10.3 including spatial data structures and sources, spatial tools, spatial data display and query, map generation, and basic spatial analysis using ArcGIS software. Prerequisites: 4GB+ USB drive. Ability to operate a computer. Instructor is Michelle Shuey.
Status: 20 seats available
Jul 30-Jul 31, Thurs, Fri 8:30am-4:30pm, UH Hilo SDAV, $600.00.


Getting to Know Your Android Phone

Get to know your Android Phone! Go beyond answering calls, texting, basic email and games. Learn how to get your mobile devices to work for you so you can save time, money and effort in your personal and professional life! Learn how to enable GPS tracking, get free internet radio apps, install movie channels, social media apps, synchronize live calendars, enable video conferencing, and much more! Prerequisites: Android based smart phone w/ power and data cord. Ability to operate a computer. Instructor is Anthony Liu.
Status: 17 seats available
Jun 1, M 5-8pm, UH Hilo LIB 359, $55.00.


Getting to Know Your iPhone

Get to know your iPhone! Learn all the basics of your phone including calling features, sending and receiving text and picture messages and how to customize settings. We'll address some of the awesome apps, like Notification Center, Camera, Safari, App Store, and Siri. Learn about security including how to block unwanted phone calls, e-mails or messages. Prerequisites: iPhone 4 or higher with a data cord. Ability to operate a computer. Instructor is Anthony Liu.
Status: 20 seats available
May 27, W 5-8pm, UH Hilo LIB 359, $55.00.


Google Apps for Collaboration (Section 1)

Google Apps is beginning to revolutionize the education and business industries. Google has a range of free tools for teaching, business collaboration, and training. Learn about Google tools and how to use them to increase productivity and efficiency through collaboration. Students will learn how to effectively utilize free Google applications such as: Classroom, Drive (cloud storage), Gmail, Docs (word processor), Sites (webpages), Slides (presentations), Forms (surveys and tests), Sheets (spreadsheets), Drawing (charts), Google+ and Hangout (real time communication), Calendar, Maps, Contacts, and more. Instructor is Mark Kimura.
Status: 8 seats available
Jun 28, Sun 1-4pm, UH Hilo UCB 102, $55.00.


How to Deliver Exceptional Customer Service (KONA)

Would you like to improve and maintain customer loyalty? How about avoiding the most common customer service mistakes? Anyone who provides service to customers in any industry will benefit from this interactive and engaging course on providing Exceptional Customer Service with instructor Lani Weigert. In today’s customer-oriented business environment, "people skills" are critical for personal and organizational success. How you handle your customers can directly affect your individual goals as well as your team’s and company’s performance. Let Lani teach you how to improve the quality, timeliness, and effectiveness of your service to ultimately improve your bottom line. Instructor is Lani Weigert.
Status: 29 seats available
Aug 13, Thurs 9am-4pm, Kona TBD, $150.00.


Intermediate Excel (Section 1)

Description: This course is designed for the students who want to save their time by learning useful tricks they didn't know existed. Topics include: essential functions beyond sum( ) and average( ), faster ways to use table data, mastering pivot tables, creating perfect charts, conditional formatting, importing data from web sites, working with Office Online, and other quick tricks. Instructor is Mark Kimura.
Status: 20 seats available
Jul 26, Sun 1-4pm, UH Hilo UCB 102, $55.00.


Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

This course will provide learners with an overview of diagnosis, prevalence and etiology of ASD, as well as an introduction to interventions for children with the diagnosis. Will include information about behavioral assessments and programs, assistive technology and advocacy for services. Course will include lecture, video, discussion and demonstration of strategies. Open to anyone interested in learning more about ASD, including parents, teachers and practitioners. Instructed by Johanna Taylor, Ph.D., who is currently the Program Manager at Easter Seals Hawaii Early Intervention Program in Hilo. She is a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) specializing in training parents, caregivers and support staff in educational and behavioral interventions to facilitate learners with autism and developmental disabilities. She has also been an instructor with the University of Pittsburgh School of Education. Instructor is Johanna Taylor.
Status: 25 seats available
Jun 3-Jul 1, W 5-7pm, UH Hilo UCB 113, $80.00.


Introduction to Brazilian Zouk

Join Marie Alonzo Snyder for a taste of one of the most popular Brazilian couple dances. Fun, flowy and sensuous, Brazilian Zouk is gaining in popularity around the world. This workshop will introduce the basic rhythms, musicality, body movement and partnering techniques for leading and following. Come and learn the style, then stay for practice and social dancing. Open to ages 16 and up. Instructor is Marie Alonzo Snyder.
Status: 0 seats available
Jun 27, Sat 2-5pm, UH Hilo New Gym, $25.00.


Introduction to DSLR Camera Photography (Section 1)

This course will introduce essential concepts and photographic techniques necessary to properly operate a digital SLR camera. Students learn the benefits and limitations of DSLRs in the field (project documentation and marketing). This workshop hands-on (indoor and outdoor) will cover camera functions and concepts such as aperture, depth of field, shutter speed, sensor, light, and different file formats. DSLR CAMERA REQUIRED Instructor is Mark Kimura.
Status: 3 seats available
Jul 19, Sun 10am-3pm, 891 Ululani Street, 2nd Floor (SeniorNet Lab), $75.00.


Introduction to DSLR Camera Photography (Section 2)

This course will introduce essential concepts and photographic techniques necessary to properly operate a digital SLR camera. Students learn the benefits and limitations of DSLRs in the field (project documentation and marketing). This workshop hands-on (indoor and outdoor) will cover camera functions and concepts such as aperture, depth of field, shutter speed, sensor, light, and different file formats. DSLR CAMERA REQUIRED Instructor is Mark Kimura.
Status: 4 seats available
Aug 9, Sun 10am-3pm, 891 Ululani Street, 2nd Floor (SeniorNet Lab), $75.00.


Introduction to Windows 8/8.1

Have you purchased a new computer and it has Windows 8 as its operating system? Having problems navigation around from the Start screen to the Desktop? Join this workshop and you will learn the basic instructions for navigation this newest operating system. In this course you will learn about the many new features of Windows 8/8.1 reinforced with features that have remained from previous Windows operating systems. Get introduced to some of the new features such as apps, charms, Start screen, and much more! Prerequisites: Ability to operate a Windows based computer. Instructor is Anthony Liu.
Status: 20 seats available
Jun 8, M 5-8pm, UH Hilo LIB 359, $55.00.


Introduction to WIX, Section 1

Learn how to create stunning websites without knowing any code using FREE online software. In this introductory 3 day workshop learn how to build a 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. Prerequisites: 4GB+ USB Drive. Ability to operate a computer. Instructor is Joel Cook.
Status: 12 seats available
Jul 20-Jul 22, MTW 5-8pm, UH Hilo LIB 359, $125.00.


Japanese Conversation: Beginners

This class is for students who know Hiragana, some Katakana, and beginner's level conversation such as how to introduce yourself. Last semester, this class learned the basic ABCs of Japanese language. This semester, they will review what they learned last, and will add to the study of how to describe their daily life activities, numbers, relative time, days of the week, and how to ask about places and indicating location. Also they will learn some Japanese culture that can help them to understand the language better. Some current words and slang words will be added. The required textbook is Nakama 1 a. Instructor is Hiroko Igarashi.
Status: 0 seats available
Jun 17-Aug 12, W 5-6:30pm, 891 Ululani St, Room 116, $90.00.


Japanese Conversation: Beyond Beginners

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 know some basic greetings and verbs. This class will help you to learn fundamental kanji, and learn more basic communication skills such as describing likes and dislikes, making requests, expressing quantities and numbers, talking about prices, and shopping. Nakama 1 b textbook is required. Instructor is Hiroko Igarashi.
Status: 0 seats available
Jun 16-Aug 11, Tues 5-6:30pm, 891 Ululani St, Room 116, $90.00.


Japanese Reading and Writing: Advanced

This class will focus on Japanese reading and writing 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. Instructor is Hiroko Igarashi.
Status: 11 seats available
Jun 15-Aug 10, M 5-6:30pm, 891 Ululani St, Room 116, $90.00.


Japanese Reading and Writing: Intermediate

This class will focus on Japanese reading and writing 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. Instructor is Hiroko Igarashi.
Status: 11 seats available
Jun 15-Aug 10, M 3-4:30pm, 891 Ululani St, Room 116, $90.00.


Japanese Taiko Drumming

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: 0 seats available
Jun 8-Aug 10, M 5-6:30pm, UH Hilo New Gym, $80.00.


Jumpstart Your College Application Essay

Have you been meaning to start your college application essays all summer? Have your parents been on your case to hurry up and get them done before school starts? What do these questions mean? Where do you even start? How do you fit it all into the word count? This course is a college application essay bootcamp to sit down and just get it done. Using timed writings and discussion, we will inventory our high school experiences, analyze various college application (and scholarship) essay questions, write a good first draft, and discuss editing techniques. Bring laptop, notebook, pen, and the application questions of the colleges/scholarships to which you want to apply. 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: 8 seats available
Jul 18, Sat 9am-4pm, UH Hilo UCB 113, $50.00.


Jumpstart Your Memoir

If you have a memoir you have been meaning to write, either for publication or just for your grandchildren, but are having difficulty getting going, why not just start here, one chapter at time? Short writing exercises, tips and tricks, including creating a space for writing, writing every day, reading aloud, training your mind to see detail, taking chances with emotion, having fun with humor and flourishes, writing from the heart, cultivating consistency, overcoming barriers to writing. Leave with beginning drafts of several chapters. Bring a notebook and pen. 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: 8 seats available
Jul 9-Jul 30, Thurs 5-7:30pm, UH Hilo UCB 113, $50.00.


People Who Made History

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 Hawaiian Princess Nahi’ena’ena, Love Caught Between Cultures. This is the tragic account of a princess in love with her brother and future monarch during the missionary era. 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: 0 seats available
Jul 1-Aug 5, W 5:30-7pm, UH Hilo STB 118, $40.00.


Recreational Paddling, section 1

Experience firsthand the power, beauty and wonder of our Hawaiian waters while learning how to paddle an outrigger canoe. Jonah Kalima teaches 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. Instructor is Jonah Kalima.
Status: 0 seats available
Jun 2-Aug 4, Tues 7-9am, Hilo Bayfront, $95.00.


Recreational Paddling, section 2

Experience firsthand the power, beauty and wonder of our Hawaiian waters while learning how to paddle an outrigger canoe. Jonah Kalima teaches 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. Instructor is Jonah Kalima.
Status: 19 seats available
Jun 3-Aug 5, W 7-9am, Hilo Bayfront, $95.00.


Recreational Paddling, section 3

Experience firsthand the power, beauty and wonder of our Hawaiian waters while learning how to paddle an outrigger canoe. Jonah Kalima teaches 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. Instructor is Jonah Kalima.
Status: 24 seats available
Jun 4-Aug 13, Thurs 7-9am, Hilo Bayfront, $95.00.


Social Media for Beginners, Section 1

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+ are establishing themselves as the preferred communication standards across the globe. Social media addresses are as common as e-mail accounts now days. Everyone knows someone with a social media account. Almost everyone has a Facebook account these days. It’s on our computer, phone, at our workplace, on television, in the news… It’s everywhere. In this workshop, learn the differences between popular social media types, how to set up your account, manage privacy settings, establish a network of friends, post events, video chat, integrate your mobile device, and much more. Prerequisites: USB recommend. Ability to operate a computer. Instructor is Jo'el Nathansen.
Status: 12 seats available
Jun 25, Thurs 5-8pm, UH Hilo, UCB 103, $55.00.


Social Media for Beginners, Section 2

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+ are establishing themselves as the preferred communication standards across the globe. Social media addresses are as common as e-mail accounts now days. Everyone knows someone with a social media account. Almost everyone has a Facebook account these days. It’s on our computer, phone, at our workplace, on television, in the news… It’s everywhere. In this workshop, learn the differences between popular social media types, how to set up your account, manage privacy settings, establish a network of friends, post events, video chat, integrate your mobile device, and much more. Prerequisites: USB recommend. Ability to operate a computer. Instructor is Jo'el Nathansen.
Status: 8 seats available
Jul 16, Thurs 5-8pm, UH Hilo LIB 359, $55.00.


STREAK - Free Gmail-based Customer Relationship Management "CRM" & Project Management Software

Customer relationship management (CRM) is a project management system for managing a company's or organization's interactions with current and future clients or colleagues. It often involves using technology to organize, automate, and sychronize critical tasks, follow ups, and support. Streawk lets you group together messages related to specific projects and even schedule e-mails to be sent at a future time of your choice. The free browser extension for Google Chrome lets you place e-mails, files, contacts and information related to something you want to track, like a deal, job candidate or specific task for a larger project, into a box. Instructor is Mark Kimura.
Status: 20 seats available
Jul 8, Wed 1-4pm, UH Hilo UCB 331, $55.00.


Understanding Workstyle Differences (HILO)

The Meyers-Briggs Personality Type Inventory is a tool used by many organizations to hire a balanced staff team. Learn what your MBTI Style is and see how you can address challenges of working with different types of people on your team. Instructor Hannah Wu will use this instrument and then go into best practices of creating and open and inclusive work environment. Today diversity is essential for all people who want to enter the workforce and we will address how to ensure you are communicating effectively and including everyone at the table. This session will be interactive and we will have fun learning how to meet the needs of people from all walks of life! Instructor is Hannah Wu.
Status: 33 seats available
Jul 31, F 9am-12pm, UH Hilo K126, $80.00.