About The Ka`u Calendar

Ka`u, Hawai`i, United States
A locally owned and run community newspaper (www.kaucalendar.com) distributed in print to all Ka`u District residents of Ocean View, Na`alehu, Pahala, Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park, Volcano Village and Miloli`i on the Big Island of Hawai`i. This blog is where you can catch up on what's happening daily with our news briefs. This blog is provided by The Ka`u Calendar Newspaper (kaucalendar.com), Pahala Plantation Cottages (pahalaplantationcottages.com), Local Productions, Inc. and the Edmund C. Olson Trust.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Ka`u Calendar News Briefs Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

Conservationists worry that a herd of goats near Makanau cold damage native plant and animal habitat.
Photo by Nohea Ka`awa
A HERD OF GOATS NEAR MAKANAU has drawn the attention of conservationists concerned about preserving native plants and animals. Megan Lamson, who works with the Hawai`i Wildlife Fund, said,  “Our wildlife organizations are very concerned they will degrade native plants in the area, like alahe`e, which is now in bloom. It  makes us both very sad and ultimately rather frustrated with this rash decision," she said, referring to the possibility that the goats may have been recently released in the area. "Goats have the potential to ravage local farms, native vegetation and the entire watershed," said Lamson.
     The Nature Conservancy, Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park, ranchers and other organizations have spent millions of dollars in Ka`u building fences to keep ungulates out of areas to maintain native landscapes and create habitat for native species. Ungulates also spread avian malaria by creating pockets of water where mosquitoes breed.     
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NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER is reporting on two storms in the East Pacific.
      Tropical Storm Madeline is moving northwestward and expected to reach the Central Pacific basin tonight.
Tropical Storm Madeline is forecast to reach Hawai`i by the middle
of next week. Map from NOAA
      Madeline is moving toward the northwest near nine miles per hour, and this general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days, NHC reported. Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Madeline is expected to become a hurricane by tomorrow night.
      According to NHC, it is too early to determine what impacts Madeline could have on the Hawaiian Islands late in the forecast period. The average four- and five-day track forecast errors for eastern Pacific tropical cyclones are around 145 and 170 miles, respectively.
      Hurricane Lester is behind Madeline and heading west.
      NHC’s intensity forecast calls for only modest intensification the next day or two, during a time when environmental conditions appear most optimal. After that time, extremely dry conditions are expected to cause slow weakening.
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HAWAI`I IS LEADING THE WAY in preparing highway systems for a future without fossil fuels.
      The Federal Highway Administration awarded nearly $4 million in competitive grant funding to Hawai`i Department of Transportation as part of the Surface Transportation System Funding Alternatives program. The grant will allow the HDOT Highways Division to study and explore alternative methods of funding state and county transportation systems in the future.
Ford Fuchigami
      “Trends toward more fuel-efficient, hybrid and electric cars have a significant impact on transportation funding in Hawai`i because of our current reliance on the gas tax as a transportation funding mechanism,” Gov. David Ige said. “While I encourage the move away from fossil fuels as part of our commitment to a clean energy future, the resulting lower consumption reduces the funds available for highways projects. Moving forward, we need to explore new ways to fund our state highway system. We are thankful for FHWA’s commitment to help Hawai`i confront this challenge.”
      HDOT Highways Division plans to use the grant to study alternatives to the gas tax by working with county and state officials and stakeholders to design new systems to obtain highways funding. These systems will then be tested with Hawai`i residents and visitors. One example of an alternative funding mechanism is road maintenance fees based on the number of miles driven, similar to how electric or water utilities are metered.
      “Our goal is to design a system for highways funding that is fair, transparent and easy to use for the public,” said Ford Fuchigami, HDOT director. “We will continue to work toward creating a sustainable funding source for the many projects we have, to address the care and maintenance of Hawai`i roads.”
      Dwindling gas tax revenues is a national problem. Congress created the grant program so that states can study alternatives that will help the federal government restore solvency to the Federal Highway Trust Fund. For federal fiscal year 2016, a total of $15 million in STSFA funds were granted to states on a competitive basis.
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VOLCANO FESTIVAL CHORUS begins rehearsals. On Tuesday, Sept. 6, the Volcano Festival Chorus will have its annual organizational meeting at Keakealani Middle School Campus of Volcano School of Arts & Sciences on Haunani Road. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Everyone who enjoys singing is invited to join the choir under the direction of Roch Jones.
      Rehearsals of holiday music are every Tuesday at 7 p.m. The final performance, which is the group’s Winter Holiday gift to the community, will be presented on Dec. 3 at Kilauea Military Camp Theater in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.
      “Come join our musical family and enjoy the fun of singing with like minded adults,” said Suzi Bond, of Kilauea Drama & Entertainment Network. “All you need to bring is your love of music; everything else is provided.”
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Casey Baker-Fien
HAWAI`I ISLAND POLICE are searching for a 16-year-old Volcano girl who was reported missing.
      Casey Baker-Fien was last seen in Volcano on Aug. 4. She is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-3, 140 pounds with blue eyes and dark brown shoulder-length hair.
Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.
      Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.
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ENTRY FEES ARE WAIVED at Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park today and tomorrow to celebrate National Park Services 100th birthday.

TODAY AND TOMORROW are the final days to see Kilauea 1916. In honor of Kilauea Military Camp’s and Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park’s centennial, Kilauea Dram a & Entertainment Network presents a look back at the people who were a part of the beginnings of both entities.
      Performances take place at Kilauea Theater at 7:30 p.m. and tomorrow at 2:30 p.m.
      For reservations or more information, call 982-7344 or email kden73@aol.com. Tickets are also available at the door.

PARTICIPANTS ON A MODERATE, one-mile walk discover Hawaiian goddesses Hi`iaka and Pele and the natural phenomena they represent. The program takes place tomorrow from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Kahuku Unit of Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.

U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard comes to Ka`u Monday.
MEET KA`U’S U.S. REP. Tulsi Gabbard Monday. Gabbard will host a Tulsi in Your Town meeting at Ka`u Coffee Mill from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. She will meet Hawai`i Island constituents there to talk story, assist with federal casework and discuss legislative updates and priorities related to supporting local agriculture and farmers.
      Gabbard will also discuss legislation she’s introduced to help control invasive species in Hawai`i and across the United States and her work to help secure green bean pricing valuation for Hawai`i-grown coffee, fight for truly transparent GMO-labeling, support the viability and success of local coffee farmers and producers, and more.

SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS AT PAHALAPLANTATIONCOTTAGES.COM AND KAUCOFFEEMILL.COM. KA`U COFFEE MILL IS OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Ka`u Calendar News Briefs Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

Pres. Barack Obama has expanded Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument.
See more below. Photo from PMNM
IS CONSERVATION THE HIGHEST priority for Hawai`i County residents? At forums on Tuesday in Hilo and yesterday in Kona, attendees answered questions about preferences regarding development over the next 25 years. Ka`u residents had an opportunity to participate at a remote site at Na`alehu Community Center. At the main sites, participants had keypads on which they answered questions, and results were instantaneous. In Na`alehu and other remote sites, attendees filled out questionnaires that will be included in results.
      At yesterday’s forum, 30 percent of respondents said conservation was the highest priority for new development between now and 2040. When asked the same question in relation to their grandchildren, the percentage increased to 44. Cost of housing was the next highest priority, at 26 and 30 percent.
      Presenters proposed methods to conserve agricultural land, including imposing a minimum lot size based on scale of production and prohibiting lots smaller than the minimum. When considering both themselves and their grandchildren, 40 percent favored such a scenario.
      Offering low housing and transportation costs was also important to respondents. Seventy percent said low-cost housing was extremely important, and 85 percent said low-cost transportation was extremely or moderately important.
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KA`U’S U.S. REP. TULSI GABBARD comes to Ka`u this Monday, Aug. 29. Gabbard will host a Tulsi in Your Town meeting at Ka`u Coffee Mill. She will meet with Ka`u community and other Hawai`i Island constituents there to talk story, assist with federal casework and discuss legislative updates and priorities related to supporting local agriculture and farmers.
U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard meets with her
Ka`u constituents Monday.
      Gabbard’s visit is part of a six-stop farm and agriculture tour on Hawaiʻi Island that day. She will tour three different Hawaiʻi Island farms, discuss state and federal research on invasive species and meet with local farmers. The Tulsi In Your Town forum follows similar events she has held over the past few weeks, including Kailua-Kona. All meetings are open to the public and give constituents an opportunity to hear from the congresswoman on her legislative priorities, ask questions and share their ideas and concerns.
      Here and at other stops, Gabbard will also discuss legislation she’s introduced to help control invasive species in Hawai`i and across the United States and her work to help secure green bean pricing valuation for Hawai`i-grown coffee, fight for truly transparent GMO-labeling, support the viability and success of local coffee farmers and producers, and more.
      “Throughout my work in Congress, I’ve fought to secure sensible, transparent food policy, support our local farmers and agriculture industry, and strengthen Hawai`i’s food security,” Gabbard said. “In past visits to our local farms in Hawai`i, I’ve seen firsthand how invasive species like the coffee berry borer, fruit flies and macadamia nut felted coccid and others have impacted our local farmers and cost our agriculture industry millions in lost revenue. I’m looking forward to hearing from both state and federal researchers and to update them on legislationI’ve introduced to fight invasive species in Hawaiʻi and across the country. I’m also looking forward to touring more of our Hawai`i Island farms and continuing to meet and hear from constituents across our islands before I head back to Washington, DC after Labor Day.”
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Papahanaumokuakea is home to many endemic species.
PMNM Photo by James Watt
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA today issued a proclamation expanding Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument “for the purpose of protecting those objects, reserve as a part thereof all lands and interests in lands owned or controlled by the federal government within the boundaries.”
      The federal lands and interests in lands reserved in the expansion consist of approximately 442,781 square miles, “which is the smallest area compatible with the proper care and management of the objects to be protected,” Obama’s proclamation states. The monument will be expanded from 139,800 to 582,578 square miles. The expansion is expected to provide critical protections for more than 7,000 marine species.
      As a result of the expansion, “all federal lands and interests in lands within the monument’s boundaries are withdrawn from all forms of entry, location, selection, sale, leasing or other disposition under the public land laws to the extent that those laws apply, including but not limited to, withdrawal from location, entry, and patent under mining laws, and from disposition under all laws relating to development of oil and gas, minerals, geothermal, or renewable energy,” the proclamation states.
      While commercial fishing and mineral extraction will be prohibited, permits are available for Native Hawaiian subsistence fishing and cultural practices as well as scientific research “to further understanding of Monument Expansion resources and qualities,” according to the proclamation.
      On Wednesday evening, Gov. David Ige sent a letter to President Obama conveying his support for the expansion.
The expansion adds more than 400,000 square miles.
Map from NOAA
      “Mahalo to your administration for taking the time to conduct direct meetings and public forums to hear from the public, even though this proposal involves only federal waters and does not impact state jurisdiction,” Ige said. “Doing things the right way for the right reasons leads to better decisions, and I know the input of fishers, Hawaiian cultural practitioners, scientists, conservationists and others interested in the proposal strengthened it. Based on public input, I appreciate that Sen. Brian Schatz’s proposal limits the expansion in the current monument southern boundary, to preserve popular fishing grounds for recreational, subsistence and commercial fishers from the main Hawaiian Islands. …
      “You may be familiar with the Hawaiian proverb, E ota ke kai, e ota kakou – As the ocean thrives, so do we. This proposal strikes the right balance at this time for the waters surrounding the Hawaiian Islands, and it can be a model for sustainability in the other oceans of planet Earth.”
      “This is one of the most important actions an American president has ever taken for the health of the oceans,” Sen. Brian Schatz said. “Expanding Papahanaumokuakea will replenish stocks of ahi, promote biodiversity, fight climate change and give a greater voice to Native Hawaiians in managing this resource. President Obama’s declaration is only the beginning. To create continued success, we will need to follow through with management, research, educational opportunities, and enforcement. This declaration sets us on a strong path forward for our irreplaceable environment and the generations to come.”
      “I congratulate and thank the President for taking the important step to be a global leader in protecting ocean resources,” Sen. Mazie Hirono said. “President Obama’s efforts to enhance protections for our ocean ecosystem will help to combat climate change, preserve biodiversity and honor cultural traditions. As part of his announcement, I appreciate the President’s recognition of the importance of commercial fishing to Hawai`i’s way of life and our shared goal of supporting Hawai`i’s sustainable pelagic fisheries.”
      Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported that Obama will address the World Conservation Congress in Honolulu on Wednesday before traveling to Midway Atoll. Ka`u residents attending the conference include representatives of The Nature Conservancy, Hawai`i Wildlife Fund and Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.
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Dick Hershberger portrays Dr. Thomas Jaggar in Kilauea 1916; A
Centennial Celebration of KMC & HVNP. Photo from KDEN
ENTRY FEES ARE WAIVED at Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park today through Sunday to celebrate National Park Services 100th birthday.

KILAUEA 1916 CONTINUES through Sunday. In honor of Kilauea Military Camp’s and Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park’s centennial, Kilauea Drama & Entertainment Network presents a look back at the people who were a part of the beginnings of both entities.
      Performances take place at Kilauea Theater today and tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
      For reservations or more information, call 982-7344 or email kden73@aol.com.

Keiki watch Hula Halau Ulumamo o Hilo Paliku perform during a
previous Cultural Festival. NPS Photo by Jay Robinson
HAWAI`I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK holds its 36th Annual Hawaiian Cultural Festival tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free festival invites people of all ages to engage in Hawaiian cultural practices and learn how native Hawaiians lived closely to the land as its stewards.
      BioBlitz, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., returns to the festival again this year. Participants join scientists and cultural practitioners and discover biodiversity that thrives in the park. Register for free inventories at fhvnp.org.               See nps.gov/havo.

KAHUKU UNIT OF HAWAI`I VOLCANOES National Park offers free programs this weekend.
      Palm Trail Hike tomorrow from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. is a moderately difficult, 2.6-mile, loop-trail hike that provides one of the best panoramic views Kahuku has to offer.
      On Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., participants on a moderate, one-mile walk discover Hawaiian goddesses Hi`iaka and Pele and the natural phenomena they represent.

SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS AT PAHALAPLANTATIONCOTTAGES.COM AND KAUCOFFEEMILL.COM. KA`U COFFEE MILL IS OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Ka`u Calendar News Briefs Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Sign up to participate in BioBlitz,which returns to Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park during its 36th annual
 Hawaiian Cultural Festival. See more below. NPS Photo by Andrew Hara/National Geographic Your Shot
HAWAI`I PUBLIC SCHOOL 2016 graduates who took the ACT college preparation test and who met college readiness benchmarks showed a two-percent improvement in Mathematics and one-percent improvements in English and Science, while Reading scores remained unchanged.
      A national report released Tuesday shows an increase in Hawai`i public schools’ Class of 2016 graduates meeting college readiness benchmarks. ACT, a research-based, nonprofit organization, issued the Condition of College and Career Readiness 2016 report, which includes information on students taking the ACT test in every state, including Hawai`i.
      Hawai`i’s Class of 2016 public high school graduates meeting ACT’s college readiness benchmarks saw year-over-year changes of a two percentage point, improvement in Mathematics, a one percentage point improvement in English and Science and unchanged Reading scores.
Kathryn Matayoshi
      Approximately 10,525 Hawai`i public school graduates in the Class of 2016 took the ACT college preparedness test as juniors. All of Hawai`i’s public school juniors now take the ACT test as part of a range of recent transformational efforts to increase students’ college and career readiness. These efforts have produced strong increases in college enrollment, enrollment in early college programs at the high school level, as well as significant declines in college-level remediation in English and Mathematics.
      The ACT results provide students information about their readiness for postsecondary education, a score that they can use for college admissions and placement, and information about how to better prepare for postsecondary education during their senior years. The ACT includes a student survey to gauge their plans for life after high school.
      “Eighty percent of 2016 graduates who took the ACT test indicated their desire to earn a two- or four-year college degree, and we are encouraged by steady gains in our students’ college preparation and enrollment,” Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi said. “However, we recognize the need for more of our students to be ready for the rigors of work and study after high school.”
      Over the past three years, Hawai`i public school students have seen steady improvements in the individually tested ACT subjects: four percentage points up in English and three percentage points up each in Mathematics, Reading and Science.
      While Hawai`i’s scores have been rising, ACT scores nationwide have shown declines and fluctuating results, Matayoshi said. Also, not all states administer the ACT to all juniors.
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Hawai`i DLNR supports a federally proposed rule to limit
approaching Hawaiian spinner dolphins.
Photo from Wikipedia
HAWAI`I DEPARTMENT OF LAND & Natural Resources supports a proposed rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that would prohibit approaching a Hawaiian spinner dolphin within 50 yards by any means. This would include commercial swim-with-dolphins programs.
      Bruce Anderson, administrator of DLNR’s Division of Aquatic Resources, said, “We believe NOAA’s preferred option is reasonable. Two of the five initial alternatives involved closing off entire areas designated as essential daytime habitats. We felt that was going a little too far, but we can support approach rules and eliminating swim-with-dolphins activities.”
      The public comment period for the proposed rule ends Oct. 23. “We intend to comment,” Anderson said. “The proposed regulations would be in effect within two nautical miles of the main Hawaiian Islands, and within certain designated waters between Maui, Lana`i and Kaho`olawe. We will recommend NOAA expand that beyond two miles, all the way out to the limit of the Exclusive Economic Zone, which is 200 miles from shore. We don't see a rationale for a two-mile limit.”
      Anderson also said he hopes NOAA will develop a plan to monitor the effectiveness of the proposed rule after it goes into effect.
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Two earthquakes recorded yesterday measured higher
than magnitude-3. Map for USGS/HVO
INCREASED SEISMICITY WAS RECORDED within Kilauea’s upper East Rift Zone yesterday afternoon and evening, including two earthquakes of magnitude greater than magnitude-3. A M3.7 at 12:17 p.m., and a M3.4 followed at 1:12 p.m.
      According to Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, tremor fluctuations associated with lava lake spattering at Kilauea’s summit continue.
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SEN. MAZIE HIRONO, tbe only immigrant currently serving in the U.S. Senate, denounced Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s changes to immigration policies on MSNBC. Trump has recently come out with what he referred to as a “softening” of his previously discussed policies.
Sen. Mazie Hirono spoke on MSNBC about Donald Trump's
immigration policies. Image from MSNBC
      “I think it’s all a fake because Donald Trump has been talking about being anti-immigrant for months and months now, and his notions about immigration are very bizarre to say the least,” Hirono said. “He wants to deport 11 million people from our country; he wants to disallow all Muslims from coming into our country; he wants to build a wall on our southern border.
      “He has managed to insult every group, including most recently the Filipinos, who he called animals.
      “We can’t trust somebody who changes his mind at the drop of a hat, or in this case, at a drop in the polls.
      “A country with a Donald Trump as president would not be a welcoming country to immigrants like me.”
      Hirono said she supports candidate Hillary Clinton’s approach to immigration reform, in which “family unity is a guiding principle.”
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GIRLS VARSITY VOLLEYBALL team took yesterday’s game at Kea`au to five sets. After Kea`au won the first set by a wide margin, Ka`u came back to win the next two and narrowly lost the fourth in overtime. However, Kea`au closed the deal in the fifth set. Final scores were 7-25, 25-14, 25-20, 30-32 and 5-15.
      Junior Varsity Trojans lost in two sets.
      Teams travel to Makua Lani at Waikoloa Saturday for their next games beginning at 2 p.m.
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KA`U RESIDENTS who missed Tuesday’s forum can provide input regarding Hawai`i County’s General Plan at an identical one this evening. Na`alehu Community Center is a live remote site where the public can participate from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

KA`U’S U.S. REP. TULSI GABBARD comes to Ka`u this Monday, Aug. 29. Gabbard will host a Tulsi in Your Town meeting at Ka`u Coffee Mill. She will meet with Ka`u community and other Hawai`i Island constituents there to talk story, assist with federal casework and discuss legislative updates and priorities related to supporting local agriculture and farmers.
      Gabbard’s visit is part of a six-stop farm and agriculture tour on Hawaiʻi Island that day. She will tour three different Hawaiʻi Island farms, discuss state and federal research on invasive species and meet with local farmers. The Tulsi In Your Town forum follows similar events she has held over the past few weeks, including Kailua-Kona. All meetings are open to the public and give constituents an opportunity to hear from the congresswoman on her legislative priorities, ask questions and share their ideas and concerns.
      Here and throughout the day, Gabbard will also discuss legislation she’s introduced to help control invasive species in Hawai`i and across the United States and her work to help secure green bean pricing valuation for Hawai`i-grown coffee, fight for truly transparent GMO-labeling, support the viability and success of local coffee farmers and producers, and more.
      “Throughout my work in Congress, I’ve fought to secure sensible, transparent food policy, support our local farmers and agriculture industry, and strengthen Hawai`i’s food security,” Gabbard said. “In past visits to our local farms in Hawai`i, I’ve seen firsthand how invasive species like the coffee berry borer, fruit flies and macadamia nut felted coccid and others have impacted our local farmers and cost our agriculture industry millions in lost revenue. I’m looking forward to hearing from both state and federal researchers and to update them on legislation I’ve introduced to fight invasive species in Hawaiʻi and across the country. I’m also looking forward to touring more of our Hawai`i Island farms and continuing to meet and hear from constituents across our islands before I head back to Washington, DC after Labor Day.”
      To read comments, add your own, and like this story, see Facebook. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

ENTRY FEES ARE WAIVED at Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park today through Sunday to celebrate National Park Services 100th birthday.

Performers tomorrow night include Kumu Hula Manaiakalani Kalua and his halau, Kenneth Makuakane
and Mark Yamanaka. Photo from NPS
A FREE HAWAIIAN CONCERT takes place tomorrow from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. Hawaiian music, hula and `oli open the fee-free National Park Service Centennial weekend, celebrating Kilauea Military Camp’s 100th anniversary and kick-off the park’s 36th annual Hawaiian Cultural Festival & BioBlitz.
      See nps.gov/havo.

Keiki learn Hawaiian crafts at Hawai`i Volcanoes National Parks
annual Hawaiian Cultural Festival. Photo from NPS
HAWAI`I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK holds its 36th Annual Hawaiian Cultural Festival Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Themed E Ho`omau (to perpetuate; to continue in a way that causes good to be long-lasting), the free festival invites people of all ages to engage in authentic Hawaiian cultural practices and learn how native Hawaiians lived closely to the land as its stewards. Enjoy hula and music, watch skilled practitioners demonstrate their art and try your hand at Hawaiian crafts.
      This year’s festival again includes a BioBlitz, a fun and hands-on opportunity to join scientists and cultural practitioners and discover biodiversity that thrives in the park. Register for free expert-led field inventories through Friends of Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park at fhvnp.org. BioBlitz field inventories run from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visitors can also learn about the importance of conservation and biodiversity through interactive exhibits at the festival.
      See nps.gov/havo.

SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS AT PAHALAPLANTATIONCOTTAGES.COM AND KAUCOFFEEMILL.COM. KA`U COFFEE MILL IS OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.


See kaucalendar.com/KauCalendar_August_2016.pdf.
See kaucalendar.com/TheDirectory2016.html
and kaucalendar.com/TheDirectory2016.pdf.