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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, January 15, 2018

Ka‘ū News Briefs Monday, January 15, 2018

Lei from Hawai‘i on leaders of the Civil Rights movement in Alabama on March 21, 1965. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
expressed joy in the diversity and goodwill among the multiethnic people of the Islands. The lei were
hand carried from Hawai‘i to the marchers. Photo from Ebony Magazine in 1965
HAWAIIANS DECLARED SOLIDARITY in the 1960's with much of the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., for whom the national holiday was celebrated this Monday - Jan. 15.
     King befriended the Rev. Abraham Kahikina Akaka, and visited with him several times in Hawai‘i to work on civil rights and promote non-violence and racial harmony, an approach embedded in aloha. In King's own words, "True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice."
     In 1964, King spoke at the first state Civil Rights Commission established in the United States - in Hawai‘i, where Akaka served as its first commissioner.
Glenn Izutsu, Robert Browne, Nona Springel Ferdon, Charles Campbell, and
Linus Pauling, Jr. carried lei and a banner from Hawai‘i for the Selma to
Montgomery civil rights marchers. Photo from the Human Flower Project
     Akaka, the longtime Reverend of Kawaiaha‘o Church and elder brother of Sen. Daniel Akaka, was among those who suggested sending lei from Hawai‘i for the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches. They were planned after Jimmy Lee Jackson, a black teenager, was shot and killed by a state trooper during a peaceful demonstration in Perry County, Alabama in February, 1965. King and his associates led a march wearing Hawaiian lei. Also brought from Hawai‘i was a banner stating "Hawai‘i Knows Integration Works."
     Those who brought the lei and banner from Hawai‘i were Glenn Izutsu, Robert Browne, Nona Springel Ferdon, Charles Campbell, and Linus Pauling Jr.

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AN UPDATE ON THE REPAIRS TO RESTORE STANDARD WATER SERVICE from the Ocean View Deepwell was recently provided by the water department's Manager-Chief Engineer Keith Okamoto. He predicted completion this month and a return to the well serving the community with potable drinking water that can also be put to other uses.
     Okamoto said the motor for the pump for the well water became inoperable in November and is being replaced, while the pump is being refurbished. Concerning the cause of the breakdown, he noted that conditions in the well are unusual in that the water has more solids and is warmer than most drinking water from wells around the island. During the repair period, the public has been limited to drawing only necessary drinking water from spigots at the well water storage site. Commercial water haulers are turned away to other spigots on the island.
     See Big Island Video News coverage at HOVE Well Repair Update (Jan. 11, 2018).

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A PERFORMANCE FEATURING NA KUMU PELEHONUAMEA HARMON AND KEKOA HARMON with Hālau I Ka Leo Ola O Nā Mamo has been announced. On Saturday, Jan. 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., it will kick off Volcano Art Center's 2018 Hula Kahiko series, outdoors at the kahua hula (hula platform) in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.
Hawaiian language immersion K-12 school - Ke Kula ʻO Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu
- students in Hālau I Ka Leo Ola O Nā Mea perform Hula Kahiko on the
kahua hula (hula platform) in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National 
Park Saturday, Jan. 20. Photo from volcanoartcenter.org
     Audience members are encouraged to bring sun/rain gear and sitting mats. Park entrance fees apply.
     The students of Hālau I Ka Leo Ola O Nā Mamo come from the Hawaiian language immersion K-12 school Ke Kula ʻO Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu. The event description says that "For the past seven years, their mission has been to perpetuate the Hawaiian language and culture through mele and hula. All classes are conducted through the medium of Hawaiian."
     The free series is supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawaiʻi Department of Research and Development and the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority, and individual funding from members of the Volcano Art Center's ʻohana. For more, see volcanoartcenter.org.

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Ka‘iulani Carvalho demonstrates
‘Ohe Kāpala - bamboo stamping
on Saturday in Volcano.
Photo from Volcano Art Center
A NĀ MEA HULA DEMONSTRATION WITH NATIVE HAWAIIAN PRACTITIONER KA‘IULANI CARVALHO on the lānai of the Volcano Art Center Gallery follows the Hula Kahiko from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 20.
     For her Nā Mea Hula debut, Carvalho will present a workshop on the art of ‘Ohe Kāpala, bamboo stamping.
     Carvalho was born in Hilo and raised in Puna. She is a 2012 graduate of Ke Kula ʻO Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu, a Hawaiian Language Immersion Public Charter School. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Hawaiian Studies and Psychology from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, and is currently pursuing certification from Kahuawaiola – the Indigenous Teacher Education Graduate Program.
     For more, see volcanoartcenter.org.

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A RELAY RACES PHYSICAL FITNESS PROGRAM HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED for Kahuku Park on Paradise Circle in Ocean View for keiki ages 6 to 12 years old on Friday, Jan. 26, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Keiki are required to wear covered shoes. Register Monday, Jan. 22, through Thursday, Jan. 25. For more, contact Hawai’i County Parks and Recreation Technician Teresa Anderson at 929-9113 or visit hawaiicounty.gov/recreation.

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KA‘Ū TROJANS SPORTS SCHEDULE

Boys Basketball: Wednesday, Jan. 17, @ Kohala.
     Saturday, Jan. 20, Kohala @ Ka‘ū.
     Tuesday, Jan. 23, @ Wai‘ākea.
     Saturday, Jan. 27, HPA @ Ka‘ū.

Girls Basketball: Friday, Jan. 19, @ Kealakehe.

Boys Soccer: Saturday, Jan. 20, @ Honoka‘a.
     Thursday, Jan. 25, @ Pāhoa.

Swimming: Saturday, Jan. 20, @ HPA.
     Friday, Jan. 26, @ Kamehameha (BIIF Championships, prelims).
     Saturday, Jan. 27, @ Kamehameha (BIIF Championships, finals).

Wrestling: Saturday, Jan. 20, @ Hilo.
     Saturday, Jan. 27 @ HPA.

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DISCOVERY HARBOUR VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT MEETS Tuesday, Jan. 16, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Discovery Harbour Community Hall. For more, call 929-9576 or visit discoveryharbour.net.

KĪLAUEA SUMMIT ERUPTION: STORY OF THE HALEMA‘UMA‘U LAVA LAKE is presented on Tuesday, Jan. 16, starting at 7 p.m., in the Kīlauea Visitor Center auditorium of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. U.S.G.S. Hawai‘i Volcano Observatory geologist Janet Babb, co-producer and co-writer of the recently released U.S.G.S. documentary, introduces the 24-min film. After the show, U.S.G.S. H.V.O. geologist Matt Patrick provides an update on what is happening at Halema‘uma‘u today, and answers questions about the summit eruption. Free; park entrance fees apply. For more, visit nps.gov/HAVO.

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF WINE & WATERCOLOR takes place Tuesday, Jan. 16, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Volcano Art Center in Volcano Village. Artist Nancy DeLucrezia shows how to transfer a photo onto watercolor paper, and introduces basic techniques in watercolor painting. Sampling of several wines from Hilo wine store "Grapes" is included. Class fee is $30 for Volcano Art Center members and $35 for non-members, plus a $17 supply fee. Register online, volcanoartcenter.org.

HAWAIIAN RANCHOS ROAD MAINTENANCE CORP. MEETS Wednesday, Jan. 17, starting at 4 p.m., in the Hawaiian Ranchos office. For more, call 929-9608 or visit ranchos-road.org.

A VOLCANO AWARENESS PRESENTATION takes place Wednesday, Jan. 17, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Ocean View Community Center. View displays about Mauna Loa Volcano. Talk story with scientists, public safety officials, and park rangers. For more, call 939-7033, visit ovcahi.org, or email askHVO@usgs.gov.

WEAVE A TĪ LEAF LEI Wednesday, Jan. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon, on the Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Hear park rangers and Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association staff share knowledge and love for one of the most popular lei in Hawai‘i. Free; park entrance fees apply. For more, visit nps.gov/HAVO.

HAWAIIAN CIVIC CLUB OF KA‘Ū meets Thursday, Jan. 18, starting at 6:30 p.m., at United Methodist Church in Nā‘ālehu. For more, call Pres. Berkley Yoshida at 747-0197.

OCEAN VIEW COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION BOARD MEETS Thursday, Jan. 18, from noon to 1 p.m., at Ocean View Community Center. For more, call 939-7033 or visit ovcahi.org.

STORY TIME WITH AUNTIE LINDA FROM TŪTŪ & ME is hosted Thursday, Jan. 18, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, at Nā‘ālehu Public Library. For more, call 929-8571.

THURSDAY NIGHT AT THE VOLCANO ART CENTER OFFERS AN ‘Alalā Outreach Presentation on Jan. 18, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., in Volcano Village. ‘Alalā Project staff present an update on the most recent reintroduction efforts to establish a wild population of the endemic and endangered Hawaiian crow. The presentation is free to attend - $5 donation appreciated. For more, visit volcanoartcenter.org.

STEWARDSHIP OF KĪPUKAPUAULU takes place at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, with volunteers meeting in the Kīpukapuaulu parking lot on Mauna Loa Road off Hwy 11 in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Volunteers will help remove invasive plants, like morning glory, from an area said to be home to an "astonishing diversity of native forest and understory plants." The event will take place again on Jan. 25. Free; park entrance fees apply. For more, contact Marilyn Nicholson at nickem@hawaii.rr.com or visit nps.gov/HAVO.

A GLITTER SNOWFLAKE ARTS & CRAFTS ACTIVITY takes place at Kahuku Park (92-8607 Paradise Circle Mauka, Ocean View) on Friday, Jan. 19, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. The class is for keiki ages 6 to 12 years. Register Tuesday, Jan. 16, through Jan. 19. For more, contact Hawai’i County Parks and Recreation Technician Teresa Anderson at 929-9113 or visit hawaiicounty.gov/recreation.

STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT takes place Friday, Jan. 19, with volunteers removing invasive, non-native plant species that prevent native plants from growing in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Interested volunteers should meet Paul and Jane Filed at Kīlauea Visitor Center at 8:45 a.m. Other opportunities this month take place Jan. 26. Free; park entrance fees apply. For more see nps.gov/HAVO.

HEATHER METTLER'S GLASSWORK - handblown, chiseled, and etched - is showcased in a new Volcano Art Center Gallery Exhibit: Passage and Place. The display will continue to be displayed until Sunday, Feb. 11, during normal gallery hours - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily. Mettler's unique collection of glass explores the themes of migration, navigation, and immigration - how plants, animals, and people find their way to Hawai‘i. Free; park entrance fees apply.

BUNCO & POTLUCK takes place Saturday, Jan. 20, starting at 6 p.m., in Discovery Harbour Community Hall. Bunco is a popular game played with nine dice, also known as Bonko or Bunko. Bring a dish to share. For more, contact Margie Hack at 541-954-8297. See more at discoveryharbour.net.

OCEAN VIEW COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM meets Saturday, Jan. 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Ocean View Community Center. For more, call 939-7033 or visit ovcahi.org.

DOCUMENTARY POETRY WORKSHOP is offered with Author Susan M. Schultz on Jan. 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Volcano Art Center. Schultz teaches - poets and non-poets alike - the techniques of documentary poetry: a form of poetry that seeks to document historical events as well as expresses political, social, or cultural issues. The class is $35 for Volcano Art Center members and $40 for non-members. Register online at volcanoartcenter.org.

MONGOLIAN BBQ is hosted Saturday, Jan. 20, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Kīlauea Military Camp's Crater Rim Café in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. KMC is open to all authorized patrons and sponsored guests. Park entrance fees apply. For more, call 967-8356 or visit kilaueamilitarycamp.com.

STAINED GLASS BASICS I is offered with Glass Artist Lois Polluck at Volcano Art Center. The class takes place Saturdays and Sundays -  Jan. 20, 21, 27 and 28, from 9 a.m. to noon. Pollock shares expertise and knowledge, and teaches basic skills in working with stained glass. The class is $90 for Volcano Art Center members and $100 for non-members, plus a $15 supply fee. Register online at volcanoartcenter.org.

THE ART EXRESS, a monthly class, is held Saturday, Jan. 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Discovery Harbour Community Hall. Learn something new or work on a forgotten project. Instructions will be on oil, acrylic, watercolor, and other mediums. Class size is limited to 25. For more, contact Meliha Corcoran at 319-8989 or himeliha@yahoo.com, or visit discoveryharbour.net/art-express.

PEOPLE & LAND OF KAHUKU, a free, guided hike, takes place on Sunday, Jan. 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., within Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. The 2.5-mile, moderately difficult hike takes participants over rugged terrain and focuses on the area's human history. For more, visit nps.gov/HAVO.

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