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.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Ka`u Calendar News Briefs Monday, Feb. 8, 2016

An exhibit of works by members of Volcano Village Artists Hui opens this weekend. See more below. Image from VAC
ELECTRIC UTILITY TRANSFORMATION is the topic of a bill under consideration at the state Legislature. HB2571 would require the state’s investor-owned electric utilities to phase out the acquisition, ownership and use of new and existing generation resources.
      “The nature of the electric utility business is evolving rapidly in light of technical, market and public policy changes that are occurring globally, nationally and in Hawai`i,” the bill states. “In particular, alternative energy technologies have advanced significantly in recent years, leading to an explosion of new markets, jobs and local energy sources. Despite these advances, Hawai`i’s electricity customers continue to endure the highest electricity prices in the country, and the high cost of this essential service imposes substantial burdens upon Hawai`i’s households and businesses.”
Hawai`i Island Rep. Nicole Lowen is
vice chair of House Committee on
Energy & Environmental Protection.
      According to the bill, “even in a period of significant energy transformation, Hawai`i’s vertically integrated and monopolistic investor-owned electric utilities have not transitioned, and do not appear to be transitioning, to a sustainable business model capable of addressing the ongoing energy transformation. Investor-owned electric utilities must transform over time from their current role as owner and operator of a fleet of generation units to that of ‘electric utility of the future,’ which plays the critical role of system planner and operator of energy grids that are supplied with high levels of renewable and sustainable energy from distributed energy resources and independent power producers.”
      The bill places a high priority on transforming Hawai`i’s investor-owned electric utilities grids into modern, advanced electrical networks that can integrate greater quantities of customer-sited distributed energy resources, such as rooftop solar.
      After Dec. 31, 2020, investor-owned electric utilities would not be permitted to own or operate any generation resources in Hawai`i or acquire electricity from any of their affiliated interests for distribution to their customers.
      The bill is scheduled for a hearing tomorrow before the House Committee on Energy and Environmental Protection.
      Track progress of this and other bills at capitol.hawaii.gov.
      To read comments, add your own, and like this story, see facebook.com/kaucalendar.

HAWAI`I’S U.S. SENATORS RECEIVED grades of A from the National Education Association’s Legislative Report Card for the 114th Congress’s first session in 2015. The report card took into account the senators’ stands on issues including the Elementary & Secondary Education Act, college affordability, human and civil rights and education funding.
      “I’m proud to have earned an A on NEA’s Annual Legislative Report Card,” Sen. Brian Schatz said. “If we want the best for the next generation, then we need to give them the best education possible. Let’s fund our schools and put our students first.”
      Read about the NEA’s report card at nea.org.
      To read comments, add your own, and like this story, see facebook.com/kaucalendar.

U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has served two tours of duty
in the Middle East. Photo from Office of Rep. Gabbard
U.S. REP. TULSI GABBARD CO-INTRODUCED the Chris Kotch VA Education Access Act to close a loophole in the Post 9-11 GI Bill that has prevented some injured reservists from getting the full benefits they have earned. The bill is named after Army Reservist Christopher Kotch, who was seriously injured by an IED while serving on active duty in Iraq. He was sent to Walter Reed Hospital but was not officially discharged until he reported back to his Reserve unit. While Kotch was medically retired as a result of his combat injuries – which should have made him eligible for the full benefit – his discharge paperwork says he simply finished his active duty obligation. Because of that wording, which says Kotch was temporarily transferred from active duty service back to the Reserves before being discharged, the Department of Veterans Affairs said Kotch wasn’t eligible for the full benefit and instead would only receive a reduced portion. 
      “Too often, our service members have to fight through bureaucratic red tape to get the benefits they have rightfully earned and deserve,” Gabbard said. “This bill would ease the financial burden for wounded warriors, like Army Reservist Chris Kotch, who were discharged due to a service-connected disability, and have taken on student loans and other personal debt for education rather than receiving the full VA education benefit they earned.”
      The Chris Kotch VA Education Access Act would change the language of the Post 9-11 GI Bill to ensure that anyone medically separated or medically retired from the Armed Forces would be eligible for the full benefit. The legislation would be retroactive to the enactment of the Post 9-11 GI Bill in 2009.
      To read comments, add your own, and like this story, see facebook.com/kaucalendar.

Ocean View residents Peter and Ann Bosted
Photo from LaSalle 3D
AFTER DARK IN THE PARK tomorrow features Ka`u photographers Peter and Ann Bosted. The photographers, who have been permitted to survey and photograph lava tubes, share their 3D photos of these mysterious volcanic caves and discuss their beauty, ecological and cultural importance and how they are documented, protected and conserved.
      The program at Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park begins at 7 p.m.
      See nps.gov/havo.

KONANE: A TRADITIONAL GAME of Strategy is the topic Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Kilauea Visitor Center’s lanai in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. Participants test their strategic skills against friends and make their own konane cloth boards to play this popular game on at home.   Free; park entrance fees apply.

VOLCANO VILLAGE ARTISTS HUI presents Sightlines, a curated collection of members’ works, at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park beginning Saturday, Feb. 13. The exhibit continues through March 20, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Volcano Village Artists Hui presents Sightlines at Volcano
Art Center Gallery.
      This multi-media exhibition features works by Lisa Louise Adams, Margaret Barnaby, Pam Barton, Mary Goodrich, Emily Herb, Zeke Israel, Elizabeth Miller, Ira Ono, Eric Wold and Michael and Misato Mortara. The artists included in the exhibit have lived, worked and interacted with the unique elements and energy of the Volcano rain forest area over an extended period of time. The exhibit seeks to provide residents and visitors an opportunity to view how the dynamic environment has captured their interest and inspired their imaginations. The surrounding environment within their particular “line of sight” is expressed through the art form they’ve worked years to perfect. 
      Volcano Village Artists Hui is possibly best known for its annual studio tour in November. The event over Thanksgiving weekend draws quite a crowd as the artists open their studios and welcome the public to see their latest works.
      Volcano Village Artists Hui is a group of working artists in Volcano who have skills in many art media. Reflected in their work are the elements of Hawai`i such as lava, birds, animals, tropical plants and the culture of Hawai`i as it blends with each artist’s origins. All of the Hui artists have the distinction of having works included in fine art collections and have won major awards in their chosen media. Over the 25 years the Hui has been in existence, each artist’s work has evolved with new ideas, materials and methods. There is always an awareness of living on Hawai`i Island that suffuses the entire line of works; regardless of artist or medium. Within the group of artists, there is a feeling of achievement as they reach for the goal of fulfilling personal ambitions as well as enriching the community with their creative efforts.
      In addition to the works of art on display, an abundance of educational offerings are scheduled with participating artists including lectures and demonstrations. All educational offerings will be held at VAC Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. These events are free of charge; park entrance fees apply.
Tickets are available for Saturday's fundraiser.
Image from VAC
      For more information, see volcanoartcenter.org or call VAC Gallery at 967-7565.

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR Love the Arts: m’ART’i Gras taking place Saturday, Feb. 13, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Volcano Art Center in Volcano Village. VAC’s 12th annual fundraiser gala invites guests to add to their art collection, enjoy gourmet catered food and wines and partake in silent and live auctions that include art experiences, hotel stays, restaurants, local products and gift certificates to local businesses. $55 for VAC members; $65 for nonmembers.
      See volcanoartcenter.org or call 967-8222.


See kaucalendar.com/Directory2015.swf
and kaucalendar.com/Directory2015.pdf.
See kaucalendar.com/KauCalendar_February2016.pdf.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Ka`u Calendar News Briefs Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016

`Ohi`a lehua seeds are being banked in the face of threats to Hawai`i's native forests from rapid `ohi`a death.
Photo from The Nature Conservancy by Rob Schallenberger
THE THREAT TO `OHI`A TREES is so intense that their seeds have been taken from Hawai`i Island to O`ahu to be placed in a seed bank of endangered plants, deep in Manoa Valley.
      With rapid `ohi`a death continuing to ravage forests on Hawai`i Island, researchers are banking seeds from resistant strains of `ohi`a that could used for reforestation.
Seeds of many `ohia lehua varieties are collected.
NPS Photo by Michael Szoenyi
      “What’s at stake is basically our native forest in Hawai`i,” J.B. Friday, a forester with UH-Manoa’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, told Honolulu Star-Advertiser. “`Ohi`a comprises about half the forest area in Hawai`i. All the other forest trees such as koa, mamane, naio, kiawe, eucalyptus, and koa haole together comprise the other half. More importantly, the native `ohi`a forests protect our most important watersheds, especially at the higher elevations where we have more rainfall. No one knows the effects if we have large-scale mortality of `ohi`a, but it can’t be good.”
      “Seed banking is a really efficient and effective way to store a lot of genetic diversity of a plant,” Marian Chau, manager of the Seed Conservation Laboratory at Lyon Arboretum, told the Star-Advertiser. “That’s why we want to use this method to do our part to help to conserve `ohi`a during this crisis. Hopefully, if we preserve that genetic variation, and we preserve enough of it, then the plants that we plant out in the future will have more adaptability to these types of threats.”
      To finance collection of seeds, the program has set up a crowdfunding campaign at gofundme.com/ohialove.
      See staradvertiser.com.
      To read comments, add your own, and like this story, see facebook.com/kaucalendar.

KA`U RESIDENT BRENDA IOKEPA MOSES represented Hawai`i as the state’s Agricultural Conservation District President at the National Association of Conservation Districts’ 2016 annual meeting in Reno, Nevada. The conference at Grand Sierra Hotel and Casino featured speakers, an ag expo, a live auction and a board meeting to vote on new ag policy. Over 750 people from 47 states attended.
Brenda Iokepa Moses, wearing lei, represented Hawai`i at the National
Association of Conservation Districts' annual meeting.
      A symposium at the conference focused on NACD’s Soil Health Champions Network and other soil health activities. A panel of soil health voices, including conservation district leaders, shared their soil health experiences from around the country.
     “I was proud to represent the state and was welcomed and commended by the executive board for participating on the Education and Stewardship Committee,” Iokepa Moses said. “Hawai`i representatives have not been able to attend these annual meetings consistently due to budgetary restraints in the past. I have suggested bringing the conference to Hawai`i in 2018 and hope to spearhead that conference to bring some business to the islands and allow the other states to see firsthand our ag programs and challenges.”
      To read comments, add your own, and like this story, see facebook.com/kaucalendar.

Sen. Russell Ruderman
KA`U STATE SEN. RUSSELL RUDERMAN’S bill relating to rat lungworm disease has been adopted and passed without amendments by the Senate Committees on Water, Land & Agriculture and Consumer Protection & Health and moves on to the Committee on Ways and Means.
      “Mahalo to the committees and Chairs Rosalyn Baker and Mike Gabbard,” Ruderman said. “This terrible disease has occurred on Maui and O`ahu as well as the Big Island, causing deaths and paralysis. Like an STD, it is preventable, but only through increased education and research.”
      SB2516 would appropriate funds to the University of Hawai`i at Hilo, the state Department of Health and the Department of Land & Natural Resources for programs, studies and activities related to the prevention and eradication of rat lungworm. It calls for implementing a statewide collaborative effort to monitor invasive hosts for rat lungworm infection, conducting laboratory testing of a wide range of commercially available produce washes as well as other potential solutions, conducting laboratory testing of commercially available filters and ultraviolet systems to determine effectiveness in catchment, optimizing existing tests or developing new blood-based tests for rat lungworm diagnostics, developing an integrated pest management plan for best practices for control of rat lungworm hosts and providing that information to the public, developing a rural health educational outreach program for rainwater catchment users, providing educational outreach to farmers’ groups and farmers providing food for schools to implement integrated pest maintenance for control of carriers of rat lungworm disease, providing educational outreach to kindergarten through twelfth-grade school personnel involved in food procurement and preparation and school garden projects, developing rat lungworm curriculum and an integrated pest management plan for control of invasive hosts in all Hawai`i school garden projects, and providing educational outreach materials for the general public and Hawai`i health care providers.
      Track progress on this and other bills at capitol.hawaii.gov.
      To read comments, add your own, and like this story, see facebook.com/kaucalendar.

Sen. Brian Schatz
U.S. SEN. BRIAN SCHATZ JOINED 45 Democratic colleagues in sending a letter to President Obama urging a coordinated interagency response plan to address the spread of the Zika virus both at home and abroad. 
      “As the dengue outbreak continues to impact communities on Hawai`i Island, we need more aggressive action to contain it and to stop the threat of Zika, another mosquito-borne virus that is devastating dozens of countries around the world,” Schatz said. “By increasing funding for critical government research and response programs, we can make real progress toward mitigating the impact of the Zika virus abroad and preventing its spread to Hawai`i and the United States.”
      The letter calls for the President to take a number of new actions, including taking the Zika virus into consideration as the Administration coordinates and allocates resources in the Consolidated Appropriations Act for FY16 and moves forward with the President’s upcoming FY17 budget request, or subsequent amendments. Additionally, Senate Democrats urge President Obama to develop a coordinated interagency response plan to address the Zika virus both at home and abroad; identify key gaps in international and country-level response; ensure that federal agencies work with state and local partners to develop a cohesive national strategy for the monitoring, identification and reporting; develop educational materials to inform travelers regarding the risk of Zika virus exposure; ramp up research efforts to better understand the link between Zika, microcephaly, Guillain-BarrĂ© Syndrome and other public health impacts and accelerate diagnostic and vaccine development; and encourage federal agencies to coordinate, collaborate or share information with international counterparts.
      Zika is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which also carry dengue fever. For most people, symptoms of Zika are mild, but when pregnant women become infected, the effects can be devastating. Zika has been linked to microcephaly in developing fetuses, which can lead to below-average head size, developmental difficulties and brain damage.
      The number of dengue fever cases on Hawai`i Island currently stands at 250, with three cases potentially infectious to mosquitoes.
      To read comments, add your own, and like this story, see facebook.com/kaucalendar.

Ann Hassler Photo by Piper Seldon
RECYCLE HAWAI`I BRINGS its popular composting workshop to Ka`u this Saturday. Master composter-educator Ann Hassler presents the workshop from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Earth Matters Farm on South Point and Kama`oa Roads. Register at hiartrecycle@gmail.com or 985-8725.

KA`U RESIDENTS 60 YEARS of age or older can apply for senior ID cards tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at St. Jude’s Church in Ocean View.
      Call 928-3100 for more information.

KA`U PHOTOGRAPHERS PETER AND ANN BOSTED present a program at After Dark in the Park on Tuesday. The longtime photographers have been permitted to survey and photograph lava tubes that give volcanoes their shield-like shape by acting like pipes to transport lava from its source to the ocean.
      Where lava tubes go, new land is formed. What do they look like? How are they formed? What can we learn from them?
Peter and Ann Bosted, of Ocean View, offer a 3D tour
of lava caves at After Dark in the Park Tuesday.
NPS Photo from Peter and Ann Bosted
      The Bosteds share their stunning 3D photos of these mysterious volcanic caves. Thanks to 3D, you will feel that you are there. You’ll learn about their beauty, ecological and cultural importance. Hear how they are documented, protected and conserved. After seeing this show, you may never feel the same about lava tubes.
      The program at Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park begins at 7 p.m.
      See nps.gov/havo.


See kaucalendar.com/KauCalendar_February2016.pdf.
See kaucalendar.com/Directory2015.swf
and kaucalendar.com/Directory2015.pdf.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Ka`u Calendar News Briefs Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016

Mining operations in Ocean View can move ahead with their plans. Photo by Richard Taylor
MINING OPERATIONS IN OCEAN VIEW can move forward with their plans, Hawai`i County Windward Planning Commission decided Thursday. Arrow of Oregon/Hawai`i, LLC wants to add 8.009 acres for a total of 13.012 acres of land to its cinder mining operation. The properties are northwest of Mahimahi Drive, between Lurline Lane and Liliana Lane.
David and Laura Rodrigues applied for a Special Permit to allow a cinder and rock
quarry operation on 5.003 acres on the northeast and southeast corners of Kailua
Boulevard and Lurline Lane.
      Both properties are with the State Land Use Agricultural District.
      Recommendations by a panel of Planning Commission members included creating setbacks and buffers, controlling dust and limiting operations’ days and times.
      Before making its decision, the commission convened an executive meeting to consult with its attorney on questions and issues pertaining to the commission’s powers, duties, privileges, immunities and liabilities.
      To read comments, add your own, and like this story, see facebook.com/kaucalendar.

Eucalyptus trees contain high volumes of oil, making them
fire-prone. Photo by Julia Neal
COULD REPLACING EUCALYPTUS with koa be a new forest management practice for the state and other land stewards? The state Department of Land & Natural Resources has decided to replant koa on 3,000 acres in Koke`e on Kaua`i, where high-oil eucalyptus trees from Australia burned to the ground in 2012, the fire threatening native forests. In Ka`u, Kamehameha Schools has planted koa adjacent to burned eucalyptus farms above Pahala.
      DLNR and its partners aim to plant 20,000 seedlings to cover the ground where eucalyptus burned, the local Kaua`i newspaper, The Garden Island reported on Thursday.
      “It’s great to have the chance to come back and heal the land,” Michelle Clark, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist, told The Garden Island.
      To read comments, add your own, and like this story, see facebook.com/kaucalendar.

Richard Ha applied for a medical
marijuana dispensary license.
HAWAI`I MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY License applicants are now available online. The state Department of Health yesterday posted the list of applicants. A total of 66 applications were received during the application period of Jan. 12, 8 a.m., to Jan. 29, 4:30 p.m. The names of all individual applicants and applying entities as well as the county applied for are posted online at health.hawaii.gov/medicalmarijuana under the Dispensary Updates section.
      “The department has posted the names of applicants in accordance with Chapter 11-850, Hawaii Administrative Rules,” said Keith Ridley, chief of the DOH Office of Health Care Assurance. “All other information on dispensary applications is confidential as we move into the evaluation and selection process.” The medical marijuana dispensary law allows DOH to award a total of eight licenses initially, with two in Hawai`i County.
      One of the applicants is Hamakau Springs Country Farm owner Richard Ha, known in Ka`u for his work on Hawai`i Island Electric Cooperative, which members see as an alternative to Hawai`i Electric Light Co.
      Each dispensary licensee will be allowed to operate up to two production centers and two retail dispensing locations. DOH expects to select and announce licensees by April 15. A dispensary licensed may begin dispensing medical marijuana not sooner than July 15, with DOH approval.
      For more information, see health.hawaii.gov/medicalmarijuana/.
      To read comments, add your own, and like this story, see facebook.com/kaucalendar.

Flags will fly at half staff Monday to honor the late
Sen. Gil Kahele. Photo by Julia Neal
AS A MARK OF RESPECT for the late Sen. Gil Kahele, who represented Ka`u in 2011 and 2012, Gov. David Ige has ordered the flags to be flown at half-staff at all state offices and agencies, as well as the Hawai`i National Guard, from sunrise to sunset on Monday, Feb. 8. Flag orders are issued to coincide with the day of the memorial service, which takes place at 5 p.m. at Hilo Civic Auditorium. Visitation begins at 4 p.m.
      “Sen. Kahele was a dedicated public servant who spent the last few years working for the good of his beloved community at the Hawai`i State Legislature,” Ige said. “He was a respected and influential leader both in the Legislature and in his hometown community of Hilo. On behalf of the people of Hawai`i, I extend our heartfelt condolences to the Kahele `ohana.”
      To read comments, add your own, and like this story, see facebook.com/kaucalendar.

A LONG-LOST GULCH IN HILO is the topic of Hawaiian Volcano Observatory’s current issue of Volcano Watch.
      “In 1881, Joseph Nawahi, a well-known Hilo lawyer, painter and politician, wrote letters about the Mauna Loa flow to Hawaiian language newspapers,” according to the article. “As the flow neared Hilo in June 1881, he described the lava descending into the Kaumana stream and forecast that it would arrive on the Kalanakamaa gulch adjacent to Kukuau Street in Hilo.
      “The Kalanakamaa place name appears several times in 1881, mostly in Hawaiian-language newspaper accounts of the Mauna Loa eruption. By the end of July, the lava flow was reported to be in Kalanakamaa gulch before it stalled in early August 1881. 
      “The next time this place name is mentioned in detail is in testimony recorded by the Boundary Commission in 1900. The exact location of the boundary between the ahupuaaa of Waiakea and Kukuau was being disputed, and lawyers for both sides needed to clearly define each point in its description.
      “A typical example of a kama`aina description of the boundary went like this: “… thence to Kumu, on the banks of the Waialama (Waiolama) river thence to Kalanakama (Kalanakamaa) where the Government road to the volcano runs through the land thence to Huia … .”
      “One of the main questions the lawyers asked each witness was for the definition of Kalanakamaa. Was it a rock, a tree, a pile of rocks, a gulch?
Mauna Loa lava flow cascaded into and ultimately filled a stream
bed near Hilo in July 1881. NPS Photos by Menzies Dickson
      “The name literally means “remove sandals or shoes,” but many witnesses identified Kalanakamaa as a specific breadfruit tree at the intersection of a big gulch and the road to Volcano. Apparently, Hawaiians travelling from Puna to Hilo on this road wore ti-leaf sandals over the rough lava of Waiakea but took them off and hung them in the breadfruit tree before going on to the soft ashy soil of Hilo.
      “It became apparent during our research that the Kalanakamaa name also applied to the adjacent gulch, which carried water when it rained, sometimes overflowing its banks. A bridge was built over the gulch prior to 1881, but it had washed away. All witnesses who described seeing water in the gulch said that it went dry after the ‘flow of ’81.’
      “An unnamed gulch in the area described by kama`aina is shown on a map from the 1870s (available from Hawai`i State Land Survey archives). In a 1954 aerial photo, a gulch in this same area is visible about 100 yards north of and parallel to Hualalai Street, from Kilauea Avenue to the Police Department on Kapi`olani Street. We interpret these features to be the Kalanakamaa gulch. Dry since 1881 and largely filled in by subsequent construction, the gulch no longer exists.
      “From our research, it’s clear that the 1880-1881 Mauna Loa lava flow significantly changed the way streams drained into Hilo Bay. Lava flowed down stream channels, filling some and diverting water into others, such as `Alenaio to the north of Kalanakamaa and Waiakea to the south.
      “This has happened repeatedly in the Hilo area. For example, there’s evidence of filling and diversion by lava flows along the Wailuku River, where the Boiling Pots area shows the remains of two such lava fillings in the past 10,000 years.
      “It’s not surprising if you’ve never heard of Kalanakamaa gulch. On a volcanic island such as ours, rivers and streams are temporary features that often change or vanish as lava flows alter the landscape.”
      See hvo.wr.usgs.gov/volcanowatch.
      To read comments, add your own, and like this story, see facebook.com/kaucalendar.

Kahuku's human history is the topic of a hike tomorrow.
NPS Photo by Julia Espaniola
HAWAI`I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK presents People & Lands of Kahuku tomorrow from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The guided, 2.5-mile, moderately difficult hike over rugged terrain focuses on Kahuku’s human history.

KILAUEA MILITARY CAMP’S LAVA LOUNGE in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park celebrates Super Bowl tomorrow beginning at 11 a.m. Kick-off is at 1:30 p.m., with quarterly prizes. Call 967-8365 after 4 p.m. KMC is open to authorized patrons and sponsored guests; call 967-8371.

ST. JUDE’S CHURCH IN OCEAN VIEW celebrates Mardi Gras this Friday, Jan.12. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. Call 939-7000 for more information.

VALENTINE’S WEEKEND HUKILAU is coming up this Friday through Sunday at Whittington Beach Park. Handijam presents the blanket and toy drive featuring Buddy Cage, of New Riders of the Purple Sage. Suggested donation is $15; veterans are free. 
      Call 917-561-4800 for more information.

LOVE THE ARTS: m’ART’i Gras is a week from today on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Volcano Art Center in Volcano Village. VAC’s 12th annual fundraiser gala invites guests to add to their art collection, enjoy gourmet, catered food and wines and partake in silent and live auctions. Tickets, $55 for VAC members and $65 for nonmembers, are available at volcanoartcenter.org or 967-8222.


See kaucalendar.com/KauCalendar_February2016.pdf.
See kaucalendar.com/Directory2015.swf
and kaucalendar.com/Directory2015.pdf.