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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Kaʻū News Briefs Tuesday, August 28, 2018

In a little under four months, Halemaʻumaʻu grew to over seven times it's original size. See story, below. USGS photo
HAWAIʻI WILL HOST THE GLOBAL GREEN ISLAND SUMMIT IN 2020, following the attendance of Lt. Gov. Doug Chin this week at the inaugural gathering on Jeju IslandSouth Korea. On Jeju Island, Mt. Hallasan National Park is a sister World Heritage Site to Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.
     Chin announced the State of Hawaiʻi will welcome governors to Hawaiʻi in 2020 from Jeju; OkinawaJapanHainanChina; and other participating islands for the next Global Green Island Summit.
Hallasan, the highest volcanic peak on Jeju Island, South
Korea. Photo from southkoreajejuisland.blogspot.com
     During this year's summit, the island entities "agreed to a joint declaration to build a cooperative network for a sustainable future through innovative natural resource-based solutions," says a release from the office of Gov. David Ige.
     The Lt. Governor is attending the Jeju meeting to discuss climate change, renewable energy, food security, environment pollution, ecosystem damage, shortage of water, and natural resources, the release says.
     Chin said, "It is my honor to represent Governor Ige because Hawaiʻi is a founding member of this important summit and our state continues to be in the forefront in protecting natural resources and becoming energy and food sustainable. By collaborating with other island regions, we're building lasting partnerships to solve environmental challenges that we share."
Lt. Gov. Doug Chin, center, with BLNR chair Suzanne
 Case and Blue Planet's Melissa Miyashiro to his right, 
and OEQC Director Scott Glenn and DLNR planner Leah
 Laramee to his left. Photo from the Governor's office
     Pres. Thomas Remengesau, Jr., of the Republic of Palau, will deliver the keynote address at the Global Green Island Summit on the Importance of Environment Conservation in the Region of Islands.
     During the summit, Chin will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Gov. Won Hee-Ryong, of Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, to promote exchange and cooperation in conservation and water resource management, development, and utilization. The Global Green Island Summit "focuses on the important role governments play to achieve sustainability and identify the problems, needs, and solutions," according to the statement from Hawaiʻi's governor.
     The Hawaiʻi delegation includes state Board of Land & Natural Resources Chair and former chief of The Nature Conservancy in Hawai`i, Suzanne Case, state Department of Health Office of Environmental Quality Control Director Scott Glenn, Department of Land & Natural Resources Natural Resource Planner Leah Laramee, and Blue Planet Foundation Chief of Staff Melissa Miyashiro.

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Forecast wind effects from Tropical Storm Miriam (left) and Sixteen-E
(right), an unnamed tropical depression. Image from nhc.noaa.gov
LEFTOVERS FROM LANE lingered in Hawaiʻi, as rains pounded Kauaʻi today. Lane became a tropical depression and was 850 miles west of South Point at 2 p.m. today.
     In the meantime, Tropical Storm Miriam was traveling at 13 miles an hour, due west, with 60 mph winds toward the Hawaiian Islands. National Hurricane Center forecasters were unsure whether Miriam would reach hurricane strength as she faces shear and cooler waters.
     Behind Miriam is an unnamed tropical depression.

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VIGILANCE AND MORE PREPARATION ARE URGED BY HAWAIʻI Superintendent of
Schools, Dr. Christina Kishimoto, for the remainder of the hurricane season. In a release sent out Aug. 27, Kishimoto refers to the natural disasters that have hit many citizens, mentioning the volcano, hurricane, and fires affecting Hawaiʻi Island.
     "Now our work begins to restore normalcy to our communities while targeting additional support for those grappling with the impacts of disasters," she says.
     Kishimoto asks families to get to know the emergency procedures of the school(s) their children attend, and to make sure the school has the most recent contact info for the family. Online resources include: bit.ly/2HDisZt, hawaiipublicschool.org, facebook.com/HIDOE808, and twitter.com/HIDOE808.

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A SINGLE, SMALL LAVA DRIBBLE oozed into the ocean from the Kapoho Bay lobe, seen on a Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory overflight the morning of Aug. 27. A black sand bar still blocks Pohoʻiki boat ramp. Sulfur dioxide emission rates at both Kīlauea summit and lower East Rift Zone remain lower than at any time since late 2007; on Tuesday, Aug. 21, SO2 emissions from the LERZ were too low to measure, although SO2 smells were noticed. The hurricane had little effect on the eruption, aside from minor rockfalls at the summit and increased steaming from Puʻu ʻŌʻō and LERZ vents.

Time-lapse series showing the changes at Halwmaʻumaʻu from April 14 through Aug. 20. USGS video
     Changes at the summit of Kīlauea between April 14 and August 20 were captured by a USGS-HVO camera. The time-lapse series shows roughly one image per day. The lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u is visible in April, with overflows onto the caldera floor on April 23. The lava lake drains in early May, followed by explosive activity over the next few weeks. Large-scale subsidence of Halema‘uma‘u and the adjacent caldera floor begins at the end of May and ends abruptly on August 2. Summit seismicity and ground deformation are negligible through August 20. The crater within the caldera is now seven times larger than it was before the onset of subsidence.

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HSTA President Corey Rosenlee and Kaʻū High School 
teacher David Berry on campus today. Photo from HSTA
HAWAIʻI STATE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION - the public school teachers union - President Corey Rosenlee was on the Kaʻū High & Pāhala Elementary School campus today for a short Q and A visit with teachers. The teachers talked to him about such issues as health and safety concerns with recent weather and volcanic eruptions. They also discussed how teachers can make their voices heard. Teachers helped make sure that "the union is very aware of how difficult things have been for teachers, especially here on the Big Island," said teacher David Berry.
     For more information, teachers can contact HSTA local representative Angie Miyashiro.

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DISPOSAL OF DEBRIS AND RUBBISH after Hurricane Lane damage is addressed by the county Department of Environmental Management's Solid Waste Division, which "would like to remind all island residents of the available options for disposing of rubbish and debris," according to a release today:
     Household refuse which is usually generated by a family's activities at their place of residence - including shrubbery, yard trimmings, and any other allowable material not exceeding fifty pounds or four feet in length - can be deposited into any solid waste transfer station container during normal working hours.
Solid Waste Division gives instruction on disposing of
items that suffered water damage from Hurricane Lane.
Photo from Big Island Video News
     Materials prohibited from being deposited at a transfer station include commercially hauled rubbish - generally more than 5 cubic yards; a large pickup truck) - construction or demolition wastes, dead animals, and household hazardous wastes such as electronics, motor oil, paint, and tires. A complete list of prohibited materials can be found at hawaiizerowaste.org.
     Disposal of large household items by a private property owner, such as couches or mattresses, must be done at a county landfill and not in a transfer station bin. Please check with your insurance carrier if your homeowner's or renter's insurance policy will cover the landfill disposal fee  a.k.a. tipping fee. If you have a large quantity of solid waste and wish to apply for a waiver of the landfill tipping fee, please submit a "Request for Waiver of Tipping Fees" to the county's Department of Environmental Management. Only the mayor may grant a one-time waiver of this fee to community clean-up groups, nonprofit organizations, or private property owners. The application form and instructions can be found at two countywebsiteshawaiizerowaste.org/site-content/uploads/Request-to-Waive-Solid-Waste-Tip-Fees-2017-01-25.pdf, or hawaiicounty.gov/dem-solidwaste-division.
     For further information, visit hawaiizerowaste.org or call 961-8270.

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HAWAIʻI'S WORLD LITTLE LEAGUE CHAMPIONS, who beat Korea to take the title, received warm words from Hawaiʻi's Congressional Delegation today. The team was the third in 14 years from Hawaiʻi to win the international title. Team members are 9 to 12 years of age. Since 2005, Tokyo Japan has taken the title five times, California twice, Georgia twice, New York once, and Korea once.
Hawaiʻi's Little League Baseball World Championship winners returned to the Islands last night. Hawaiʻi ranks second
only to Japan in the number of world championships earned since 2005. The team, ages 9-12, is shown on the winning
field in Pennsylvania, home to Little League headquarters. Photo from Little League Baseball
     Upon the return of the champions from Little League headquarters in Pennsylvania, Sen. Mazie Hirono said, "Congratulations to each of the athletes on the Honolulu Little League team on becoming the 2018 Little League World Series champions, and mahalo to their manager, coaches, family members, and all of the volunteers and fans who supported the team on its way to Williamsport. Those who watched were not only heartened by the team's victory, but also by the manner in which they conducted themselves. They treated their opponents, coaches, and parents with respect, and made Hawaiʻi proud to have them as our representatives."
     Sen. Brian Schatz said, "Our amazing team from Honolulu not only won the 2018 Little League World Series but taught the world about the strength of teamwork and aloha. As second baseman Sean Yamaguchi said, they aren't just a team, they are a family. Congratulations to the boys, the coaches and the parents. You make Hawaiʻi and the rest of the country proud."
     U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa said, "What our boys accomplished, with the world watching, is a testament to their humble hearts, hard work and spectacular play. In the process of winning a championship, they shared the best parts of our local culture and reminded us that the next generation is ready to succeed. Hawaiʻi's future is bright. They dominated the competition, with Aloha. We are so proud of how they represented Hawaiʻi to the international community. Congratulations to all the players, coaches and parents on winning the 2018 Little League World Series."
     U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said, "The players, coaches, and families of the Honolulu Little League team represented Hawaii to the world as true ambassadors of aloha, and made us all so proud. These young players displayed unwavering sportsmanship, respect, and aloha – under trying circumstances as Hurricane Lane loomed over Hawaiʻi. The people of Hawaiʻi proudly commemorate their accomplishments, hard work, determination, and class in earning this great honor."
     Click here to download a copy of the resolution the delegation wrote to celebrate Hawaiʻi's third Little League World Series title, which recognizes the hard work, commitment to sportsmanship, and dignity of the players, coaches, and families of the Honolulu Little League team.

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KAʻŪ TROJANS FALL SPORTS SCHEDULE
Football:
   Thu., Sept. 6, 6pm, @ Pāhoa
   Sat., Sept. 15, 1pm, @ Kohala
   Sat., Sept. 22, 3:30pm, host Lanai @ Keaʻau
   Sat., Sept. 29, 11am, host Pāhoa
Girls Volleyball:
   Wed., Aug. 29, 6pm, @ Hilo
   Fri., Aug. 31, Kamehameha Tourney
   Sat., Sept. 1, Kamehameha Tourney
   Wed., Sept. 5, 6pm, host Pāhoa
   Wed., Sept. 12, 6pm, @ Christian Liberty
   Fri., Sept. 14, @ Kamehameha
   Mon., Sept. 17, 6pm, host Lapahoehoe
   Wed., Sept. 19, 6pm, host Kohala
   Thu., Sept. 20, 6pm, @ Honokaʻa
   Tue., Sept. 25, 6pm, @ HPA
   Fri., Sept. 28, 6pm, host Kona
   Mon., Oct. 1, 6pm, host HAAS
Cross Country:
   Sat., Sept. 1, 10am, @ HPA
   Sat., Sept. 8, 10am, @ Kamehameha
   Sat., Sept. 15, 10am, Keaʻau
   Sat., Sept. 22, 9am, @ HPA
   Fri., Sept. 28, 6pm, host Kona
   Mon., Oct. 1, 6pm, host HAAS

NEW and UPCOMING
GET THE DRIFT AND BAG IT, AN INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEAN-UP, is joined by Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fund crews and volunteers on Saturday, Sept. 15, along the Kaʻū Coast. Volunteers are asked to email kahakai.cleanups@gmail.com in advance for when to meet at Waiʻōhinu Park. Volunteers are welcome to follow along to the clean-up site in their own 4WD vehicles and those without the desire or ability to do so are asked to reserve a space in advance with Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fund to ride share to the location; space limited.
Join the international coastal clean-up event and remove marine debris 
from the Kaʻū Coast on September 15. Photo from wildhawaii.org
     Two other clean-up events are hosted in September along the Kaʻū Coast. Join volunteers, Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fund crews, and visiting Debris Poet Allison Cobb on a mini-clean-up to Kamilo Beach, below Nāʻālehu on Saturday, September 1. Space is limited in Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fund rides. The Anderson ʻOhana's CF campaign sponsors another clean-up event along the Kaʻū coast on Saturday, September 22. Those who would like to join are asked to supply their own 4WD vehicle as there will be no space available in Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fund rides. For both events, contact in advance for meet up time at Waiʻōhinu Park.
     The events listed above are free to attend, though donations are appreciated. See wildhawaii.org.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29
Kōkua Kupuna Project, Wed., Aug. 29, 9-11am, St. Jude's Episcopal Church, Ocean View. Seniors 60 years and older encouraged to attend, ask questions, and inquire about services offered through Legal Aid Society of Hawaiʻi; referral required from Hawaiʻi County Office of Aging at 961-8626 for free legal services. Under 60, call 1-800-499-4302. More info: tahisha.despontes@legalaidhawaii.org, 329-3910 ext. 925. legalaidhawaii.org\

THURSDAY, AUGUST 30
Kaʻū Community Children's Council, Thu., Aug. 30, 12:30-1:30pm, Punaluʻu Bake Shop. Monthly meeting provides local forum for all community members to come together as equal partners to discuss and positively affect multiple systems' issues for the benefit of all students, families, and communities. Chad Domingo, text 808-381-2584, domingoc1975@yahoo.com, ccco.k12.hi.us

Volcano Bay Clinic Mobile Health Unit Visit, Thu., Aug. 30, 1-5pm, Cooper Center, Volcano Village. Must be Bay Clinic, Inc. patient. Medical services offered last Thursday of every month. Dental to be announced. Call 333-3600 to schedule appointment. See Cooper Center June newsletter for details. thecoopercenter.org

Volcano Friends Feeding Friends, Thu., Aug. 30, 4-6pm, Cooper Center, Volcano Village. Free community dinner for all. Additional packaged goods to take home for those in need. Donations and volunteers encouraged. 967-7800, thecoopercenter.org

FRIDAY, AUGUST 30
Miloliʻi Classic - Classic Fishing Tournament Series, information meeting 5:30pm, Fri., Aug 31, Kalanihale pavilion; Miloliʻi Fishing Tournament Sept. 1 and 2. All profits go towards marine conservation and youth educational programs in and around Miloliʻi. $200 entry fee, 4 per boat, $25 additional. Cash prizes for Flag Fish - Marlin, Ahi, Mahimahi, Ono, Aku. Grand Prize qualifies for Las Vegas Trip. Contact Wilfred Kaupiko, 896-6272, kalanihale@gmail.com. Sponsored by Kalanihale, kalanihale.org.
Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fund Kamilo Beach Mini-Clean-up w/visiting Debris Poet Allison Cobb, Sat., Sept. 1, contact in advance for meet up time at Waiʻōhinu Park. Limited space available in HWF rides. Free; donations appreciated. kahakai.cleanups@gmail.com, wildhawaii.org

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
Stained Glass Basics w/Lois Pollock, Sat./Sun., Sept. 1, 2, 8, and 9, 9-noon, Volcano Art Center's Niʻaulani Campus, Volcano Village. Students complete the 4-session workshop w/finished light-catcher and basic skills to continue working with stained glass. $90/VAC member, $100/non-member, $15 supply fee. Advanced registration required. Class size limited. volcanoartcenter.org, 967-8222

Nature and Culture: An Unseverable Relationship, Sat. and Sun., Sept. 1 and 30, 9:30-11:30am, Kahuku Unit of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Moderate guided hike along the Palm Trail, approx. 2 miles. Learn about native plants that play a vital role in Hawaiian culture, and observe the catastrophic change and restoration of the land as it transitions from the 1868 lava flow to deeper soils with more diversity and older flora. Free. nps.gov/HAVO

Keiki Science Class, Sat., Sept. 1, 11-noon, Ace Hardware Stores Islandwide (including Nāʻālehu/929-9030 and Ocean View/929-7315). Free. First Sat. every Month. acehardware.com

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
Puʻu o Lokuana, Sun., Sept. 2, 9:30 - 11 a.m., Kahuku Unit of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Short, moderately difficult, 0.4-mile hike to the top of the grassy cinder cone, Puʻu o Lokuana. Learn about the formation and various uses of this hill over time and enjoy a breathtaking view of lower Kaʻū. Free. nps.gov/HAVO

Ham Radio Potluck Picnic, Sun., Sept. 2, noon-2pm, Manukā State Park. Anyone interested in learning about ham radio is welcome to attend. Sponsored by South Point Amateur Radio Club and Amateur Radio Emergency Service. View sites.google.com/site/southpointarc or sites.google.com/view/southhawaiiares/home. Rick Ward, 938-3058

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
2018 Volcano Downhome Country BBQ, Monday, Sept. 3, Food 11-2pm, Music 12-3pm, Cooper Center, Volcano Village.  Games for kids and music from Gone Country Band. $35/Bull Rider Meal - half chicken or half rack ribs. $10/Lil Buckaroo Meal - burger or hot dog. Meals include sides, dessert, drinks and entertainment. All proceeds go to local community projects and Rotary Club local, trade school, post high school scholarship fund. Purchase tickets from members of The Rotary Club of Volcano or at volcanorotary.org. rotaryclubofvolcano@gmail.com

Story Time with Lindsey Miller from PARENTS, Inc., Mon., Sept. 3, 2:30-3:15pm, Nāʻālehu Public Library. 333-3460, lindsey@hawaiiparents.org

Ocean View Volunteer Fire Department Meeting, Mon., Sept. 3, 4-6pm, Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033, ovcahi.org

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
Hawaiʻi County Council Meetings, Tue./Wed., Sept. 4 (Committees)/5 (Council), Hilo, Tue./Wed., Sept. 18 (Committees)/19 (Council), Kona. Kaʻū residents can participate via videoconferencing at Nāʻālehu State Office Building. Agendas at hawaiicounty.gov

Food Handlers Certification Class, Tue., Sept. 4, 10:30-1pmOcean View Community Center. Class limited to 50 participants, first come/first served. Sponsored and presented by Hawaiʻi Dept of Health and Sanitation. Free. ovcahi.org, call 939-7033 to sign up

Discovery Harbour Volunteer Fire Dept. Meeting, Tue., Sept. 4, 4-6pm, Sept. 18, 4:30-6:30pm, Discovery Harbour Community Hall. 929-9576, discoveryharbour.net

Kaʻū Coffee Growers Meeting, Tue., Sept. 4, 6-8pmhala Community Center.

ONGOING
5th Annual Volcano Winery Harvest Festival tickets on sale for event on Sun., Sept. 9, and selling fast! Benefit for Volcano School of Arts and Sciences. Music, food, wine, and raffle. $40/adult (21+), $20 under 21. 967-7772, volcanowinery.com

5th Annual Kaʻū Coffee Trail Run Registration Open, online at webscorer.com/register?raceid=128145, Fees through Sept. 20: 5K, $35/person; 10K, $45/person; and 1/2 Marathon, $55/person. On Race Day, $75 per person, any race. Race Day is Sat., Sept. 22, 7 a.m.; begins and ends at Kaʻū Coffee Mill, kaucoffeemill.com. Event organizers: ʻO Kaʻū Kākou, okaukakou.org.

Activities at Kahuku Park - within Hawaiian Ocean View Estates - over the next two months, include two physical activities, three arts and crafts activities, and a Park Beautification Day.
     For ages 6 to 12:
     - Sand Art: Wed., Sept. 5, 3 to 4 p.m. Registration open through Aug. 31.
     For all ages:
     - Friendship Bracelets: Wed., Sept. 19, 3 to 4 p.m. Registration open Sept. 10 through 14.
     - Park Beautification Day: Fri., Sept. 28, 1:30 to 4 p.m. Registration open Sept. 19 through 26.
     All activities are free to attend. For more, call Teresa Anderson at 929-9113 or visit the park during business hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 12:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. and Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. See hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation/.

Free Arts and Crafts Activities at Pāhala Comunity Center happen on Wednesdays in September, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., through the end of Sept., for keiki in Kindergarten through 8th grade.
     - Sept. 5: In observance of Grandparents Day, Craft Stick Puzzle Hanging. Register Aug. 30 through Sept. 4.
     - Sept. 12: Dove Foldable For Peace. Register Sept. 4 through 11.
     - Sept. 19: Handprint Tree Art. Register Sept. 13 through 18.
     - Sept. 26: Beaded Wind Chime. Register Sept. 19 through 25.
     For more, call 928-3102 or visit the community center during business hours: Monday-Thursday and Saturday, from noon to 8 p.m., or Friday, from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. See hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation/.

Tūtū and Me Traveling Preschools Temporary Nāʻālehu Location is Kauahaʻao Church in Waiʻōhinu. Meeting days and times remain the same: Mondays and Wednesdays, from 8:45 to 10:45 a.m. Pāhala site program meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., at Pāhala Community Center.
     Tūtū and Me also offers home visits to those with keiki zero to five years old, to aid with parenting tips and strategies, educational resources, and a compassionate listening ear. Free. Visits last 1.5 hours, two to four times a month, total of 12 visits. Snacks are provided.
     To enroll in either program, fill out enrollment forms found at pidf.org/programs/tutu_and_me/enrollment_forms, or call Linda Bong at 464-9634. Questions: Clark at 929-8571 or eclark@pidfountation.org.

Volunteers Needed by St. Jude's Episcopal Church for Saturday community outreach, especially soup cooks and shower organizers. "Volunteering for St. Jude's Saturday Shower and Soup ministry is an opportunity to serve God in a powerful way," states St. Jude's. Contact Dave Breskin, 319-8333.

Ocean View Vet Center Visits Suspended until further notice. Veterans, call 329-0574 for VA benefit information. ovcahi.org

Harmony Educational Services, Home Based Educational Programs - Open Enrollment through Oct 15; harmonyed.com/hawaii. Partnered with four local public charter schools, Harmony offers benefits of homeschooling with resources available to public schools. Interested families can also contact Rayna Williams at rwilliams@harmonyed.com or 430-9798.

Disaster Recovery Center open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Pāhoa Neighborhood Center at 15-3022 Kauhale St. See information applicants need to bring, or register online, at fema.gov/disaster/4366. If you are a survivor who has left the area, call 800-621-3362. Salvation Army distribution center at Pāhoa Community Center on Tue, Thu, and Sat, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. To donate, contact 756-0306.

Find Your Park, invites Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, to kamaʻaina and tourist alike. Experience authentic Hawaiian cultural programs, guided hikes, After Dark events, and more from Kaʻū to Volcano to Hilo, while the partial closure of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park continues.
     Free of charge, with no entry fees, rangers offer new and familiar programs at Kahuku Unit, Volcano Art Center's Niʻaulani Campus, and Mokupāpapa Discovery Center and Prince Kūhio Plaza in Hilo.
Kahuku Unit
     Kahuku events are posted to the park website, nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/kahuku-hikes.htm.
     Regularly scheduled Guided Hikes, monthly Coffee Talk, daily Ranger Talks, with cultural demonstrations and activities on weekends.
     Guided Hikes on Saturdays and Sundays begin at 9:30 a.m. Meet the ranger at the welcome tent. Can't make a guided hike but want to get to know Kahuku better? The Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park will tailor a customized trek just for you. Contact Friends through their website. Proceeds support Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.
     Coffee Talk, held the last Friday of the month, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Visitor Contact Station. Dr. Frank Bonaccorsoreveals "A Day in the Life of ʻŌpeʻapeʻa - the Hawaiian Hoary Bat," and shares a 24-hour cycle of the only land mammal native to Hawaiʻi on Fri., Aug. 31.
     Ranger Talks introduce the natural, cultural and historic attributes of Kahuku on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 a.m., at the Visitor Contact Station.
     ʻIke Hana No ʻEau: Experience the Skillful Work Cultural Demonstrations and Activities, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., at the Visitor Contact Station.
     Picnic in the Park: Join Kahuku for Hawaiian music and hula. Bring a picnic lunch or opt to buy lunch from food trucks on this family-friendly day. Supported by the Friends of Hawaiʻi VolcanoesNational Park. Sun., Sept. 16, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Volcano Art Center's Niʻaulani Campus
     Find Park Rangers in Volcano Village daily, at the Volcano Art Center's Niʻaulani Campus at 19-4074 Old Volcano Rd. Rangers are there 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to provide talks and answer questions about the current eruption.
     After Dark Near the Park at the Volcano Art Center's Niʻaulani Campus. Each event will have a different subject matter.
Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
     Find Park Rangers in downtown Hilo, Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rangers provide daily eruption updates. At 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., they give a talk about all five of Hawaiʻi Island's volcanoes, including Kīlauea. Get NPS Passport Books stamped. Located at 76 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo.
Prince Kūhio Plaza
     Find Park Rangers alongside the park's non-profit partner, Hawaiʻi Pacific Parks Association, at their brand new mall store.
Grand Naniloa Hotel
     Find Park Rangers stationed at the Grand Naniloa Hotel in downtown Hilo on Sundays and Mondays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Rangers provide eruption updates at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The park film that is normally available to visitors at Kīlauea Visitor Center at the Summit, Born of Fire, Born in the Sea, is shown every half-hour beginning at 9:30 a.m.
     Park rangers also greet incoming arrivals at the Hilo International Airport, welcome cruise ship passengers as they disembark at the Port of Hilo, and inform visitors at ʻImiloa Astronomy Center most Sundays.

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