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Friday, September 07, 2018

Kaʻū News Briefs Friday, September 7, 2018

How do you keep people safe when lava is rapidly advancing through communities? This was just one of the 
topics addressed during the Cities on Volcanoes 10 meeting in Naples, Italy, last week. 
See Volcano Watch, below. USGS photo by M. Patrick
IN OPPOSITION OF CONFIRMATION OF BRETT KAVANAUGH TO THE U.S. SUPREME COURT, Sen. Mazie Hirono who serves on the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, took to the airwaves today.
     On MSNBC's Morning Joe, she defended her release of confidential email yesterday, in which Kavanaugh questioned the constitutionality of Native Hawaiian programs. She said that hiding thousands of documents about Kavanaugh, deemed confidential by Republicans during the hearings, and hiding them from the public "is illegal." While she was threatened with expulsion from the Senate after releasing the email, she told MSNBC, "If they want to expel me because I haven't followed the so-called rule, then they should do that."
Sen. Susan Collins
Sen. Lisa Murkowski
     During the hearings, Hirono told Kavanaugh, "I think we have a problem here. Your view is that Native Hawaiians don't deserve protection as indigenous people under the Constitution. And your argument raises a serious question about how you would rule on the constitutionality of programs benefiting Alaskan natives.
    "I think that my colleagues from Alaska should be deeply troubled by your views," said Hirono, referring to Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who along with Maine's Susan Collins, are two Republicans considered as possibly voting against the Kavanaugh confirmation.
     In covering Hirono's release of documents, MSNBC also reported Kavanaugh having called affirmative action "A naked racial set-aside," and Native Hawaiian programs, a "naked racial spoils system." See facebook.com/senatorhirono.

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Image from nhc.noaa.gov
KAʻŪ IS IN THE CONE OF HURRICANE OLIVIA, which is expected to reach the Big Island by early Tuesday, a Tropical Storm or stronger, according to predictions from the National Hurricane Center.
     The Olivia threat comes just after Hurricane Norman slid past Kaʻū last night as a Category 1 with 75 mph winds, moving northwest at 9 mph. By 5 p.m. Norman was 385 miles north northeast of Hilo. The all clear for Norman prompted reopening of county parks. However, National Weather Service reported a High Surf Warning today for north and east facing shores of Hawaiʻi Island, from South Point to Upolu Point.
     At 5 p.m., Olivia was about 1,300 miles from South Point, with winds of 100 mph moving toward the Hawaiian Islands at 15 mph. Olivia is expected to cross into the Central Pacific Basin on Saturday. Olivia could bring high winds and torrential flooding, even as a Tropical Storm, as early as Tuesday before dawn, the map above showing her over Hawai`i Island at 8 a.m. Pacific Standard Time, or 5 a.m. Hawaiian Time.

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CELEBRATE 140 YEARS OF PORTUGUESE FAMILIES IN HAWAIʻI. THE EVENT AT PĀHALA Community Center is Saturday, Sept. 22 from 11 a..m to 2 p.m.
       Saudades, The Longing: 2018 Commemoration of the 140th Anniversary of the Arrivals of Hawaiʻi's First Portuguese Immigrant Families is an islandwide traveling presentations that are free and open to the public.
     In addition to the Pāhala gathering, the presentation will be made: Thursday, Sept. 20, at Kona Historical Society, Kealakekua, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 29 at Honokaʻa NHERC, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 30 in Hilo at Aunty Sally Kaleohano's Luau House, 3 p.m.             The Hilo event will be preceded by a blessing of the Hawaiʻi Island Portuguese Chamber of Commerce Cultural and Educational Center at 2 p.m. Blessing and reception require RSVP to Raul Castro, 808-238-6604.
     On Sept. 28, Friday, Hilo's ʻImola Astronomy Center Planetarium will hold the first showing of Portuguese in Hawaiʻi, a documentary by Nelson Ponta Garca, at 3:45 p.m. Featuring entertainment by Carlos Avalon. Tickets are $10 donation. Also starting at 3:45 p.m., going until 9 p.m., the Founder's Ball – which includes the documentary showing. Tickets and tables for the Founder's Ball, or for the documentary only, contact Jean Alves, alvesj002@hawaii.rr.com or 808-938-9283.
     Special guest: Portugal's Ambassador to the United States, Domingos Fezas Vital.

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UNCONCEALED FIREARMS LICENSING is on the agenda of Hawaiʻi Lt. Gov. Doug Chin. He announced today a request for a legal opinion from the State Attorney General to clarify the authority of county police chiefs to issue licenses permitting individuals to carry unconcealed firearms.
Lt. Gov. Doug Chin
     "I care deeply about public safety and it's very important that we uphold Hawaiʻi firearm laws for everyone's benefit," said Chin.
     In July, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals sided with a Hilo resident that the Second Amendment affords the right to openly carry a gun in public for self-defense. A panel of three judges ruled 2-1 in favor of George Young's attempt to obtain a license to openly carry a firearm in public to protect himself.
     Young sued Hawaiʻi County in 2012. The State defended the constitutionality of the law requiring licensing for opennly carried firearms in written briefs before the Ninth Circuit when Lt. Governor Chin was Attorney General.

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY UPGRADES HILO, KONA, Honolulu, and the other 12 airports in Hawaiʻi are on the state agenda. HJ Mai researched the story for Pacific Business News and reported today that the airports are the "backbone of Hawaiʻi's $16 billion tourism industry," and that "businesses from virtually every sector rely on aviation, whether it's passenger transportation or cargo services." Mai reported that the state is rolling out a $2.7 billion airports modernization project with energy efficiency a key component.
     The state Department of Transportation Airports Division will invest over $200 million as part of a contract with Johnson Controls in order to reap more than $600 million in guaranteed cost savings over its 20-year lifespan, according to PBN. The business journal quotes Ross Higashi, deputy director of the Airports Division saying that the expenditure is the single state energy savings performance contract in the country.
     Among the energy saving capital improvements are 4,260 solar voltaic panels on the roof at the airport in Honolulu, which could cut the airport power bill in half, reports Mai. In 2019 the state will install a solar canopy at a different Honolulu airport terminal.
     Higashi told PBN that Neighbor Island airports will receive the same cost savings investments on a smaller scale. In addition to solar panels are LED fixtures and new ventilation and air-conditioning.
     Higashi said airports on the Neighbor Islands will receive the same upgrades, just on a smaller scale.
     In addition to saving money, the construction creates jobs. PBN reported that the state Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism estimated last year that over the life of the contract through 2034, economic impacts will be $27.3 million in tax revenues, $186.6 million in income to households and hundreds of jobs generated or supported each year during the construction phases.

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YESTERDAY'S POWER OUTAGE, reports Hawai‘i Electric Light, affected an estimated 24,000 customers - about 28 percent - at 7:43 p.m. Generating units at HELCo's Hill Plant and Keahole Plant tripped offline unexpectedly, said the utility. Automated load shedding operated properly, the utility said, while alternate generation was started. Service to most customers was restored within 12 minutes and the remaining customers were restored by 8:24 p.m.
     HELCo spokesperson Kristen Okinaka said, "We sincerely apologize for the power interruptions and thank the community for their patience and understanding. We're currently investigating the cause of the trips but we do know that the cause was not due to a lack of sufficient generation."
     HELCo said: "When generation supply or demand changes very quickly, protective devices automatically disconnect loads to help maintain service for the majority of customers. This is called Under Frequency Load Shedding and is necessary to protect the island's power grid. Some customers will experience a temporary power interruption while backup generators are started."
     To report a power outage, call (808) 969-6666. Outage information and updates are posted on Hawai‘i Electric Light's Twitter account @HIElectricLight.

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During their field work, HVO geologists collect lava samples 
along the Fissure 8 channel to learn more about the inner 
workings of the eruption. This sample is a lightweight, frothy 
basaltic pumice, called reticulite, which is 
produced by lava fountains. USGS photo
SCIENTISTS SHARE LESSONS FROM KĪLAUEA at Cities on Volcanoes conference in this week's Volcano Watch, written by U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists and affiliates:
     In 1902, Thomas A. Jaggar, a geologist and founder of the HVO, visited the scene of one of the most deadly volcanic disasters in modern history: Mount Pelee on the Caribbean Island of Martinique.
     Just two weeks before his arrival, tens of thousands of people in the city of St. Pierre perished in an explosive eruption of Mount Pelee. Jaggar was profoundly moved by the devastation he saw and devoted his life to preventing future tragedies like that at St. Pierre. To that end, he established HVO in 1912.
     Today, HVO and our sister volcano observatories worldwide continue to share his mission. While great strides in forecasting eruptions and reducing impacts of volcanic activity have been made since 1912, much more remains to be done.
     This past week, Sept. 2-7, the international volcanology community came together in one of the world's greatest cities threatened by volcanic activity - Naples, Italy - to share lessons learned and to work together to further realize Jaggar's vision.
    The meeting, sponsored by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior, is aptly called Cities on Volcanoes 10, citiesonvolcanoes10.com The name refers to the many high-density population centers atop or near our planet's active volcanoes and the fact that it's the 10th in a series of meetings that began in 1997. 
    According to a University of Bristol, UK, study published in 2017, more than 800 million people worldwide live within 60 miles of a potentially active volcano. This makes volcanic danger something that most countries will eventually face. How well-prepared communities are, and how capable their volcano monitoring infrastructure is, will absolutely impact outcomes.
     More than 800 attendees from dozens of countries assembled in Naples for COV10 talks, seminars, workshops, and field trips. HVO sent two delegates to the meeting, where one of the principal themes was "Island volcano hazards" - a topic that Hawaiʻi and HVO certainly know about.
     Other COV10 sessions focused on the application of science to the challenges of reducing risk, especially in settings near long-dormant volcanoes. Still other sessions addressed the role of scientists in communicating hazards and how scientists can work more effectively with emergency managers and the public. 
     The COV10 setting in Naples, located near the famous volcano, Vesuvius, and the equally notorious center known as Campi Flegrei - literally, "the burning fields" - gave attendees a firsthand look at an enormous risk mitigation challenge.
In the Fissure 8 cone, the new lava that has intermittently splattered out is 
lighter in color compared to the older, darker lava farther 
down the spillway (left). USGS photo
     HVO presentations at the COV10 meeting centered on the recent Kīlauea eruption and its impacts. Given the global attention that the volcano's lower East Rift Zone and summit activity received over the past four months, interest was high in the talks and keynote address provided by HVO scientists.
     Colleagues from countries that are also threatened by Hawaiian-type eruptions - Italy, Ecuador, Iceland, New Zealand, Mexico, and Saudi Arabia, to name a few - wanted to know what Kīlauea taught us about basaltic volcanism. Discussion topics included monitoring and communication strategies, forecasting eruptive activity, alarm systems, hazard assessments, infrastructure resilience, and interagency coordination during crisis responses.
     Likewise, HVO representatives engaged international peers who have been through similar long-term eruptions to learn from them. We returned to Hawaiʻi with ideas on how to lessen eruption impacts to island communities and infrastructure, how to better monitor and communicate ongoing activity and evolving hazards, and how to take maximum scientific advantage of the recent and historically unprecedented behavior at Kīlauea. We also connected with international scientists who may be able to address gaps in Hawaiian volcano monitoring, documentation, or analyses. 
Void spaces within the cooled lava channel and along the channel margins 
create hazardous conditions on the Fissure 8 flow field. Here, part of the 
void is visible, but a fragile veneer of lava hides 
other parts of it (upper right). USGS photo
     Eruptions cannot be prevented. However, decisions made by society before and during an eruption can minimize potential impacts to infrastructure.  
     Jaggar was the first to realize that Hawaiʻi has much to teach the world about living safely with volcanoes. At the COV10 meeting, hard-won insights of scientists from the USGS and allied universities, as well as first responders, civil authorities, and deeply impacted residents, contributed to the growing body of shared knowledge.
     HVO's scientists who participated in the meeting will share what they learned with their colleagues and will also summarize highlights of COV10 in a future Volcano Watch article.
Volcano Activity Updates
     At Kīlauea's lower East Rift Zone, lava intermittently erupted within the Fissure 8 cone during the past week, but no lava flowed beyond the spillway or into the ocean as of Sept. 6. At the summit of the volcano, seismicity and ground deformation were negligible, and a collapse event has not occurred since August 2. However, hazardous conditions remain in both areas. Residents in the lower Puna and Kīlauea summit areas on the Island of Hawaiʻi should stay informed and heed Hawai‘i County Civil Defense closures, warnings, and messages at hawaiicounty.gov/active-alerts. HVO daily Kīlauea updates are posted at volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/kilauea/status.html.
     Sulfur dioxide emission rates at Kīlauea's summit, Puʻu ʻŌʻō, and lower East Rift Zone are drastically reduced; the combined rate, less than 1,000 tons per day, is lower than at any time since late 2007. Mauna Loa remains at NORMAL. HVO continues to closely monitor both Kīlauea and Mauna Loa and will report any significant changes on either volcano.
In this panorama of the Fissure 8 lava channel, the greatest measured depth was 9.5 m (31 ft.). "Bathtub rings," lava 
adhered to the levee walls, indicate former high levels of lava flowing through the channel. Many of the levee 
walls and ramparts are beginning to collapse into the empty channel. USGS photo
      Two earthquakes with three or more felt reports occurred in Hawaiʻi this past week: a magnitude-3.3 quake 17 km (11 mi) south of Fern Acres at 7 km (4 mi) depth on September 5 at 5:30 a.m. HST; and a magnitude-2.8 quake 18 km (11 mi) southeast of Honoka‘a at 12 km (7 mi) depth on August 30 at 07:22 a.m. HST. Continued Kīlauea south flank seismicity is aftershocks of the magnitude-6.9 earthquake on May 4.
     Visit volcanoes.usgs.gov/hvo for past Volcano Watch articles, Kīlauea daily eruption updates, Mauna Loa monthly updates, volcano photos, maps, recent earthquake info, and more. Summary Kīlauea updates recorded at 808-967-8862. Email questions to askHVO@usgs.gov.

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MORE ON PICNIC IN THE PARK, set for Sunday, Sept. 16 at the Kahuku Unit of Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park, was released today.

     The event will be held on Sunday, Sept. 16 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kahuka Unit of the park, located by mile marker 70.5 on Highway 11 near Ocean View.
     Music will come from the bands Shootz and Keʻaiwa. Debbie Ryder's halau, Hula Halau Leionalani, will perform throughout the afternoon. Food vendors will be on-site and the public is also allowed to bring along a picnic. A health table will provide free blood pressure screenings and other services and information.
     The event is sponsored by the Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.
    For more information, visit the park's website, nps.gov/hawaiivolcanoes, or Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, fhvnp.org/events-calendar.

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throughout Kaʻū, from Miloliʻi through Volcano, and free on 
stands throughout the district. Read online at kaucalendar.com
KAʻŪ TROJANS FALL SPORTS SCHEDULE
Football:
   Sat., Sept. 15, 1pm, @ Kohala
   Sat., Sept. 22, 3:30pm, host Lanai @ Keaʻau
   Sat., Sept. 29, 11am, host Pāhoa
   Sat, Oct 6, 12pm, host Kohala
Girls Volleyball:
   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
   Tues, Oct 2, 6pm, @ Kealakehe
   Fri, Oct 5, 6pm, host Keaʻau
   Wed, Oct 10, 6pm, @ Parker
   Fri, Oct 12, 6pm, host St. Joseph
Cross Country:
   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
   Sat, Oct 6, 2pm, @ Kealakehe

NEW and UPCOMING
HAWAI‘I ISLAND MUSEUMS, INCLUDING VOLCANO ART CENTER, offer free admissions to museum membership members of the 12 participating institutions around the island when presented with a current membership card and matching proper I.D. during the month of September. Celebrating Museums Month is in it's sixth year, providing residents of the island with the opportunity to experience and explore the following participating institutions:
     Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical GardenAnna Ranch Heritage CenterAstronaut Ellison S. Onizuka Space CenterEast Hawaii Cultural CenterHawai‘i Gateway Energy Center (Friends of NELHA - does not include Grand Tour on Fridays), ‘Imiloa Astronomy CenterKona Historical SocietyLaupāhoehoe Train MuseumLyman MuseumPacific Tsunami MuseumPana‘ewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens, and Volcano Art Center.
     Other benefits of the month-long program, include: a ten percent discount on all plant sales at Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden; five percent discount on art sales, and ten percent on gift case items at East Hawaiʻi Cultural Center; ten percent off in Lyman's Museum Shop; a special gift at the Zoo Gift Shop of Pana‘ewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens; and ten percent gallery discount at Volcano Art Center.

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 8
Pancake Breakfast and Raffle, Sat., Sept. 8, 8-11amOcean View Community Center. To volunteer, call 939-7033, ovcahi.org

Kāwā Community Workday, Sat., Sept. 8. Meet at 9:30am at Northern Gate, Kāwā. Sign up with James Akau, Nā Mamo o Kāwā, at namamookawa@gmail.com, jakau@nmok.org, or 561-9111. nmok.org

Hiʻiaka and Pele, Sat., Sept. 8, 9:30-11:30am, Kahuku Unit of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Discover Hawaiian goddesses and the natural phenomena they represent on this free, moderate, one-mile walk. nps.gov/HAVO

Zentangle: Fancy Fiddles w/Dina Wood Kageler, Sat., Sept. 8, 10-1pm, Volcano Art Center's Niʻaulani Campus, Volcano Village. Celebrates Volcano's Hāpuʻu tree ferns. Loaner supplies available. Zentangle Basics and watercolor experience helpful but not required. $30/VAC member, $35/non-member, plus $10 supply fee. Bring light refreshment to share. volcanoartcenter.org, 967-8222

SUNDAY, SEPT. 9
ʻŌhiʻa Lehua, Sun., Sept. 9, 9:30-11am, Kahuku Unit of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Learn about vital role of ʻōhiʻa lehua in native Hawaiian forests, and many forms of ʻōhiʻa tree and its flower, on this free, easy, one-mile walk. nps.gov/HAVO

5th Annual Volcano Winery Harvest Festival, Sun., Sept. 9, 4-7pm, Volcano Winery. Benefit for Volcano School of Arts and Sciences. Music, food, wine, and raffle. $40/adult (21+). Purchase tickets in advance. 967-7772, volcanowinery.com

MONDAY, SEPT. 10
Kaʻū Homeschool Co–op Group, Mon., Sept. 10 and 24, 1pmOcean View Community Center. A parent-led homeschool activity/social group building community in Kaʻū. Contact prior to attending to confirm location in case of field trip. Laura Roberts, 406-249-3351

TUESDAY, SEPT. 11
C.E.R.T. Discovery Harbour/Nāʻālehu, Tue., Sept. 11, 4-6pm, Discovery Harbour Community Hall. Public invited to see what Community Emergency Response Team is about, and participate in training scenarios. Dina Shisler, dinashisler24@yahoo.com, 410-935-8087

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12
Volcano Bay Clinic Mobile Health Unit Visits: Dental, Wed., Sept. 12, 8-5pm; Medical, Thu., Aug 27, 1-5pmCooper CenterVolcano Village. Must be Bay Clinic, Inc. patient. Medical services offered last Thursday of every Month; Dental, second Wednesday. Call 333-3600 to schedule appointment. See Cooper Center June newsletter for details. thecoopercenter.org

Arts and Crafts Activity: Dove Foldable For Peace, Wed., Sept. 12, 3:30-5pm, Pāhala Community Center. For keiki in grades K-8. Register Sept. 4-11. Free. hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation, 928-3102

THURSDAY, SEPT. 13
Story Time with Auntie Linda from Tūtū and Me, Thu., Sept. 13, 10:30-noon, Nāʻālehu Public Library. 929-8571

Hawaiian Civic Club of Kaʻū, Thu., Sept. 13, 6:30pm, United Methodist Church in Nāʻālehu. Pres. Berkley Yoshida, 747-0197

FRIDAY, SEPT. 14
Free Community Dance, Fri., Sept. 14, 7-10pmCooper CenterVolcano Village. Minors allowed with supervision only. Alcohol-free event. Variety of music. Coffee, tea, water, and snack provided. Free admission; donations appreciated. 967-7800, thecoopercenter.org

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

5th Annual Kaʻū Coffee Trail Run Registration Open, online at webscorer.com/register?raceid=128145. Fees through Sept. 10: 5K, $35/person; 10K, $45/person; and 1/2 Marathon, $55/person. Fees Sept. 11-20:  5K, $55/person; 10K, $65/person; and 1/2 Marathon, $75/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 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.
     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. 12: Dove Foldable For Peace. Register through Sept. 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 community outreach, especially soup cooks and shower organizers, towel laundry, alter guild, and for the computer lab. Volunteers do not have to be members of the church. "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 K
auhale 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 Hawai
ʻi 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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