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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Ka‘ū News Briefs Saturday, March 10, 2018

A visitor's photo of the trail to Puʻu Aliʻi taken more than a decade ago and put up on flickr by a woman named Liz.
PRESERVATION OF ANCESTRAL BURIAL GROUNDS AT KA LAE is a concern for residents, especially ones with family ties to the iwi (remains) buried there, according to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands' new South Point Resources Management Plan.
     The South Point Management Plan offers to help protect burial areas by directing people away from them. The plan aims to provide designated foot traffic paths, remove vehicular access except for emergency and maintenance vehicles, and establish restrooms and trash removal facilities away from the graveyards and other historic sites.
Another Puʻu Aliʻi burial site image, showing the caretaking by 
local families. The photo was placed on flickr by a visitor 
named Liz from Annapolis, MD.
     The report goes back into history, noting that Pu‘u Ali‘i, a South Point native Hawaiian burial ground, is one of the places where "many iwi were removed during early archaeological studies by Bishop  Museum and stored in garbage bags at the museum."
     One of the oldest known ancient Hawaiian habitations was uncovered there in 1956 "by an archaeological team from the Bishop Museum," confirms the National Park Service website. The website states remains of a house, a fire hearth, and over 14,000 artifacts were found at the site, including coral and stone abraders - files used to make fish hooks - and over 60 different types of large fish hooks. The site appears to have been used continuously for fishing and as a settlement over a period of more than a thousand years, says NPS.
     In 1991, archeologist Michael Pietrusewsky examined skeletal remains that were being curated at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo. The remains were collected from Puʻu Aliʻi and Māhana Bay, both in the South Point management area. The iwi from Puʻu Aliʻi were found to represent at least eight different individuals. The iwi from Māhana Bay were found to be of one infant. Pietrusewsky noted that all the burials were to be reinterred.
     The South Point Plan states that many of the iwi were repatriated to Pu‘u Ali‘i in the 1980s, following the passage of the federal Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
Grey-shaded areas along the eastern portion of the DHHL-owned
 portion of Ka Lae show where the heaviest coastal habitation
 was in historic times. Many documented burial sites are near these
 places, and are in danger of disruption by human activity,
 especially off-road vehicle use. Map from DHHL report
     Palikapu Dedman, executive director of Pele Defense Fund, expressed concern over protection of iwi at Pu‘u Ali‘i, and choosing responsible parties to take care of them. "The iwi belong to the people of Ka‘ū rather than the DHHL," told interviewers. Some Maori (native to New Zealand and the Cook Islands) also consider themselves related to those buried at Pu‘u Ali‘i, according to the report.
     The South Point Plan states that Dedman had a leading role in repatriating iwi to South Point from Bishop Museum. The report describes Dedman as "horrified at how the museum treated the iwi of his ancestors." Deadman told interviewers that approximately 176 bodies were dug up from South Point - probably from digs searching for fishhooks and implements. The attempt by Native Hawaiians to reclaim the iwi from Bishop Museum created media attention.
     The report quotes Deadman saying that Bishop Museum was planning ceremonies and to return the bones to South Point, but Dedman and other descendants were able to acquire the iwi ahead of time. He told interviewers:
     "While everybody was preparing for this ceremony and media show (on O‘ahu), we went and took the iwi and flew back home. We put them in 2X2 boxes. Flower boxes. Took them back to South Point. We got sand from Pinao Bay and buried them at Pu‘u Ali‘i. We were all happy. All the ‘ohana happy. They were back at Pu‘u Ali‘i." 
Sign indicating the burial site at Pinao Bay. Photo taken by a tourist from New 
Zealand and placed on his online travelogue. Photo by Richard Seaman
     Kurt Dela Cruz told interviewers that he remembered seeing Dedman bring the iwi back to Pu‘u Ali‘i, according to the report. Dela Cruz considered Pu‘u Ali‘i and Palahemo as the "heaviest" sites of South Point, and said he was socialized to treat these sites as sacred. Dela Cruz shared the times when he led people to the site to pour water and conduct protocol relating to iwi kupuna buried there, according to his interview in the South Point Plan.
     George Kaleokalani Manuel remembered Pu‘u Ali‘i as much larger than it is now: "It used to be so huge,” he said. "Now it's not a pu‘u anymore." He stated he wasn't sure whether the pu‘u actually decreased in size or whether it just seemed larger from a child’s perspective. Manuel stated in his interview that he also remembered that even back then, in the 1970s, people from Hilo would come on their dirt bikes and jump over the pu‘u. "It was the place to go off-roading," he said. He shared memories of his cousin, Bernard, and Palikapu Dedman, regulating the area to stop the people from destroying cultural sites at South Point.
Palikapu Dedman is a leader in establishing
 the Burial Council and repatriating iwi to
South Point. Photo from Big Island Video News
     During the interview, Dedman again posed the question, "Who do the iwi belong to? They don't belong to DHHL. They belong to Ka‘ū." He told the interviewer that he and other Hawaiians took advantage of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act to introduce the state Burial Bill, which became the beginning of the Burial Council. Today, the Burial Council is very active in protecting graves when anyone wants to develop land, learing for housing subdivisions, businesses, farming or ranching. Doing work around burials requires a permitting process, overseen by the Burial Council.  Dedman was one of the first members of the Burial Council and told interviewers that he "felt that the Burial Council is problematic because Christian Hawaiians are on the council."
     The South Point Plan says that Dedman continues to be part of a group who inters iwi that the state receives from around the islands.
     See March 3March 5March 6March 7March 8, March 9, and future Ka‘ū News Briefs for more in the continuing series, covering the South Point Plan. See the 799-page plan online.

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THE PROPOSED NORTH KOREA AND U.S. MEETING on denuclearization and peace for the Korean peninsula, drew response from Sen. Mazie Hirono. She released the following statement after the South Korean government announced this week that Pres. Donald Trump will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un:
     "I have consistently called for a diplomatic process to de-escalate tensions on the Korean Peninsula." She called the announcement "an encouraging sign," but said, "the President has left the State Department without the full complement of diplomatic personnel necessary for these talks to be successful. I renew my call for the President to appoint an American ambassador to South Korea and a new top diplomat for North Korea issues as soon as possible."
     In a January Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Hirono questioned experts on the Korean Peninsula on the importance of naming an ambassador to South Korea. Last year, Hirono wrote to the President to urge him to fill the ambassadorship, and several other positions that are critical to finding a diplomatic solution to de-escalate tensions with North Korea.

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On November 5, 1967, a line of vigorous lava fountains erupted on the floor of Halemaʻumaʻu at the summit of Kīlauea. Lava soon covered the entire crater floor as volcanic gases billowed skyward (aerial view). Near the center, a pool of molten lava repeatedly overflowed a levee of crusted lava, spilling flows onto the lava-covered crater floor (inset). The 251-day-long eruption ended on July 13, 1968. USGS photos by W. Kinoshita (aerial) and R. Fiske (inset)
REVISITING THE HISTORY OF THE PAST HALEMAʻUMAʻU eruptions, U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists and affiliates ask: "Is the current summit eruption a return to Kīlauea's past?" Here is their latest Volcano Watch:
     To set the stage for next week's anniversary of Kīlauea Volcano's current summit eruption, Volcano Watch will reprise parts of an article written in December 2008, soon after the ongoing Halemaʻumaʻu lava lake reached a milestone as Kīlauea's longest summit eruption since 1924; that year is used as a frame of reference for Halemaʻumaʻu eruptions, because 1924 ended a 100-plus-year period of nearly continuous lava lake activity at the summit of Kīlauea. 
     Historically, a summit eruption has been the "normal" for Kīlauea. However, in the 19th and early 20th centuries, Halemaʻumaʻu looked much different than it does today. It was an irregular landscape of craggy spires and islands with as many as six transient lava lakes.
     But in May 1924, the long-lived lava lake that existed in Halemaʻumaʻu drained away, resulting in explosive eruptions that doubled the diameter of the crater to about 3,000 feet (900 m). Afterward, Halemaʻumaʻu looked much the way we see it now, except that it was almost five times deeper than it is today.
Within Kīlauea Volcano's summit lava lake, vigorous spattering was occurring
on the southern margin where a ledge of solidified lava has built out from the
vent wall. The vigorous spattering site was active in an indentation in the ledge.
Photo from USGS
     Since then, Halemaʻumaʻu has erupted 18 times. The first was in July 1924, when an 11-day eruption formed a small pool of lava on the crater floor.
     Over the next 10 years, six eruptions - in 1927, 1929 (two), 1930, 1931, and 1934 - took place within Halemaʻumaʻu. They varied in duration from 2 to 33 days, each eruption adding a layer of molten rock to the crater floor. With thicknesses averaging about 60 feet (18 m), these layers reduced the depth of Halemaʻumaʻu to about 800 feet (245 m).
     The end of the 1934 summit eruption marked the beginning of Kīlauea’s longest period of quiet on record. For nearly 18 years, there were no eruptions anywhere on the volcano.
     Kīlauea made up for lost time when molten lava returned to Halemaʻumaʻu in June 1952. That spectacular eruption went on for 136 days, with lava fountains sometimes visible above the crater rim. By the time it ended, the eruption had filled the crater with more than 390 feet (120 m) of new lava.
     Over the next 30 years, Halemaʻumaʻu erupted nine times: in 1954, 1961 (three), 1967‒1968, 1971, 1974, 1975, and 1982. These eruptions varied greatly in duration, from about 7 hours (1975) to 251 days (1967‒1968, the second longest summit eruption since 1924).
     Today, the floor of Halemaʻumaʻu is about 280 feet (85 m) below the crater rim. Most of the rock covering the crater floor was emplaced during the 1974 eruption, which lasted less than a day.
     The 1974 lava fountains, up to 330 feet (100 m) high, initially erupted on the northeast rim of Halemaʻumaʻu, and then migrated as a fissure across the crater floor and up the west crater wall. Molten lava quickly engulfed the entire crater floor, except for the tops of three high spatter cones created during the 1967‒1968 eruption.
     In April 1982, a fissure that opened on the caldera floor northeast of Halema'uma'u erupted low lava fountains for 19 hours. Lava flows spread north and south of the erupting fissure and into Halemaʻumaʻu, covering about 76 acres (31 hectares), including a "puddle" of lava on the floor of the crater.
Left: A photo of the ledge that is building on Halema‘uma‘u lava lake's southern ledge. Small collapses of the unstable ledge are also common. Right: Another ledge along the eastern margin has been building out from the vent wall, showing the recent high lava lake level mark (new black lava). Photo from USGS
     Each Halemaʻumaʻu eruption between 1924 and March 2008, when the current summit eruption began, has its own unique story. Most of them, however, describe activity strikingly similar to what we are now experiencing - emissions of sulfur dioxide gas, ash-rich plumes, and poor air quality - but only a few produced a lake of lava like the one that exists today.
     Kīlauea Volcano's ongoing summit eruption reaches its 10th anniversary on March 19, 2018. Highlights from the decade-long eruption will be featured in next week’s Volcano Watch. The history of the eruption and lava lake within Halemaʻumaʻu is also presented in a 24-minute video that can be freely viewed on the USGS YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/gNoJv5Vkumk.
     Is a summit eruption and Halemaʻumaʻu lava lake once again the "normal" for Kīlauea? The story is still unfolding, so stay tuned - and visit the USGS HVO website https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/hvo for past Volcano Watch articles, Kīlauea daily eruption updates, Mauna Loa weekly updates, volcano photos, maps, recent earthquake info, and more. Call for summary updates: 967-8862 for Kīlauea, or 967-8866 for Mauna Loa. Email questions to askHVO@usgs.gov.

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Photo from Wikimedia Commons
GARDEN SUCCESS IN HAWAI‘I, presented by West Hawai‘i Master Gardeners, will be held Saturday, April 15, from 9 a.m. to noon, in Kainaliu at the County Extension Office, across from Aloha Theater.
     Current Ka‘ū students in the Master Gardener class include John and Velvet Replogle and Trisha Gerbo, who encourage other area residents to attend and consider taking the Master Gardner training.
     The event will feature a plant sale, a demo garden, how to grow from containers, plant questions answered, info on rat lungworm and fire ants, keiki activities, and more.
     Every family that attends will receive a free tomato plant.
     For more information, call Master Gardener Helpline at 322-4895.

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KA‘Ū TROJAN SPORTS WERE ALIVE YESTERDAY, March 9, as both the Boys Volleyball and the Girls Softball teams travelled.
Ka‘ū Athletic Trainer Moses Whitcomb, with fellow trainers Heather
Berry (left) and Robin Marquez (right). Photo from Ka‘ū Athletics
     The girls headed north to HPA, where they made a valiant effort against their opponents. The game ended in HPA's favor, at 12 to 2.
     The boys trekked to Kohala, where three close games saw Ka‘ū dominate the court: 25 to 23, 25 to 22, and 25 to 24.
     The next three boys Volleyball games are against Mauka Lani, Ehunui, and Konawaena. The girls softball team will be going up against Hilo and Konawaena in their next two games.
     National Athletic Trainers Month 2018 is being celebrated in March, and Ka‘ū Athletics has tweeted, "Compassionate Care for All!! We Thank You for keep our Athletes in The game!", honoring Ka‘ū AT (Athletic Trainer) Moses Whitcomb, along with HPA's Heather Berry AT and Kohala's Robin Marquez AT. #NATM2018

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JAZZ IN THE FOREST, a monthly event held at the Volcano Art Center in the Village, has been moved to the last Saturday in March, the 24th.
     This month's performance offers exciting original compositions by pianist/composer Loren Wilken, and the beautiful Brazilian samba sounds of vocalist/trumpet stylist Andrea Linborg, along with Jean Pierre Thoma on winds, Brian McCree on bass, Russ on drums, and Luke on acoustic guitar.
Photo from VAC
     The April 14th Jazz in the Forest will be a retrospective tribute to the genius of Miles Davis, revisiting his compositions and styles of the "6 distinct periods of his creative output." Andrea Linborg will return in the "Miles" slot, and the band will include Loren Wilken on piano, Matt Spencer on acoustic and electric bass, Jean Pierre Thoma on woodwinds, and Russ on drums.
     On May 12, the Django Hot Club of Volcano returns with French Cafe Jazz, and June 9 will be a special event of Jazz at the movies with vocalist Binti Baily and guitarist/ synthesizer whiz Larry Seyer, with an accompaniment of films as backdrop to this unique evening.
     As usual, the concerts will be at 4:30 & 7 p.m., and refreshments will be available. Tickets are available online, and are $18 per VAC member/$20 non-member. Call 967-8222 or visit volcanoartcenter.org for more details.

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Attend a Poetry Reading with The Poets of 1958 on Mar. 29 at Volcano Art Center.
See story below. Photo from volcanoartcenter.org
A POETRY READING WITH 'THE POETS OF 1958' - Laura Mullen, Marthe Reed, and Susan M. Schultz, will take place on Mar. 29's Thursday Night at the Center, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., announces Volcano Art Center. Each poet will read selections of their pieces covering a range of topics - though all write about remembrance, whether it comes by chance or by deliberate recovery of what has been overlooked or denied.
     The evening offers an opportunity to discuss poetry and hear poets read their work as they share their powerful stories. Mullen writes about abuses of power and the ways power works to protect itself rather than those who need and deserve care. Reed writes about climate change,  out of a strong sense of place in southern Louisiana, where she lived for many years. Schultz has written extensively about memory and Alzheimer's.
     The event is free; however, a $5 donation is suggested.
     Thursday Night at the Center takes place once a month at the Volcano Art Center, focusing on art, Hawaiian culture, and environment. The series is intended to inspire and enhance appreciation of art and life experience, while fostering community connections.
     For more, visit volcanoartcenter.org.

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/janfebmar/februaryevents.htmlSee Ka‘ū exercise, meditation, daily, 
February print edition of The Ka‘ū Calendar is free to 5,500 mailboxes 
throughout Ka‘ū, from Miloli‘i through Volcano. Also available free on 
stands throughout the district. Read online at kaucalendar.com.

KA‘Ū TROJANS SPORTS SCHEDULE
Girls SoftballTuesday, Mar 13, @ Hilo
   Saturday, Mar 17 @ Konawaena
   Monday, Mar 19, KSH @ Ka‘ū
   Saturday, Mar 24 @ Kealakehe
   Saturday, Mar 31 @ Honoka‘a
   Monday, Apr 2, @ Kohala
   Saturday, Apr 7, Hawai‘i Prep @ Ka‘ū
   Monday, Apr 9, @ Pāhoa
   Wednesday, Apr 11 @ KSH
   Saturday, Apr 14, Kea‘au @ Ka‘ū
Boys Volleyball: Monday, Mar 12, @ Makua Lani
   Wednesday, Mar 14 Ehunui @ Ka‘ū
   Friday, Mar 16 @ Konawaena
   Monday, Mar 19 @ KSH
   Friday, Mar 23 Pāhoa @ Ka‘ū
   Tuesday, Apr 3, @ Waiakea
   Wednesday, Apr 11, Kea‘au @ Ka‘ū
   Friday, Apr 13, Honoka‘a @ Ka‘ū
   Monday, Apr 16, @ Hilo
   Friday, Apr 20, Parker @ Ka‘ū

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LAST DAY OF FOUR DAYS OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP IN KA‘Ū, with Big Island Faith Crusade, at Ka‘ū District Gym, concludes Sunday, March 11, at 9:30 a.m.; doors open one hour beforehand; free. Contact Thy Word Ministries Pastor Bob Tominaga at 936-9114 or Herb Schneider at 327-9739 for more information.

ARTS & CRAFTS: ST. PATRICK'S DAY TOP HAT, Wed, Mar 14, 3:30 to 5 p.m.Pāhala 
Community Center. Register until Mar 13. For grades K-8. Free. Nona Makuakane/Elijah Navarro, 928-3102, hawaiicounty.
gov/pr-recreation

SUNDAY, MARCH 11
THE ART OF VOCAL FREEDOM
 WORKSHOP WITH REBECCA FOLSOM, Sun, Mar 11, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.Volcano
 Art Center. Learn to sing and express authentically with ease and flow. Incorporates a blend of traditional and non-traditional volcano technique, martial arts, yogic posture, Toltec, and Taoist exercises. Open to all levels of singers. $50 per person, plus $10 supply fee.
volcanoartcenter.org, 967-8222.

BIRTH OF KAHUKU, Sun, Mar 11, 9:30 -11:30 a.m., Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Explore the rich geologic history of Kahuku on this easy-to-moderate hike that traverses the vast 1868 lava flow, with different volcano features and formations. Learn about the Hawaiian hotspot and the creation of Kahuku. nps.gov/HAVO

TEEN CHALLENGE CHOIR, Sun, Mar 11, 10 a.m., River of Life Assembly of God, Pāhala. The group will minister through song and testimony, as well as spreading awareness of the Teen Challenge Program. rolhawaii.com, 443-9394.

MONDAY, MARCH 12
PAINTING WITH PEGGYMondays, Mar 12 & 26, noon - 3 p.m., Volcano Art Center. Acrylic painting class with Margaret "Peggy" Stanton. Ongoing series of workshops for artists of all levels. $15 VAC members/$20 non-members, per session. Email questions to peggystanton007@yahoo.com. Register online, volcanoartcenter.org

TUESDAY, MARCH 13
C.E.R.T. DISCOVERY HARBOUR/NĀĀLEHU, Tue, Mar 13, 4 - 6 p.m., Discovery Harbour Community Hall. Public invited to see what Community Emergency Response Team is about, as well as participate in training scenarios. Dina Shisler, dinashisler24@yahoo.com, 410-935-8087.

HAWAI‘I COUNTY COUNCIL MEETINGS, Tue/Wed, Mar 13 (committees)/14 (Council), Hilo, & Tue/Wed, Mar 27 (committees)/28 (Council), Kona. Ka‘ū residents can participate via videoconferencing at Nā‘ālehu State Office Building. Agendas at hawaiicounty.gov

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14
HAWAI‘I COUNTY COUNCIL MEETINGS, Wed, Mar 14 (Council), Hilo, & Tue/Wed, Mar 27 (committees)/28 (Council), Kona. Ka‘ū residents can participate via videoconferencing at Nā‘ālehu State Office Building. Agendas at hawaiicounty.gov

KAULA DEMONSTRATION, Wed, Mar. 14, 10 a.m. to noon, on the Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai. Uncle Larry Kuamo‘o demonstrates how to make traditional cordage from native Hawaiian plants. Free; park entrance fees apply. nps.gov/HAVO

FILM SCREENING OF KĪLAUEA SUMMIT ERUPTION: LAVA RETURNS TO HALEMA‘UMA‘U, followed by a question and answer session, Thu, Mar 15, at Volcano Art Center, from 7 to 9 p.m. Free; $5 donation to VAC is suggested. volcanoartcenter.org

THURSDAY, MARCH 15
VETERAN'S CENTER AND VA MEDICAL SERVICES, Thurs., March 1 & 15, 8:30 a.m. to noonOcean View Community Center. No appointment needed to visit with VA counselor and benefit specialist. Contact Matthew at 329-0574. ovcahi.org

STEWARDSHIP OF KῙPUKAPUAULU takes place every Thursday in March: 15, 22, and 29. Participants meet at Kīpukapuaulu parking lot, Mauna Loa Road, off Highway 11, at 9:30 a.m. Volunteers should bring clippers or pruners, sturdy gloves, a hat and water; wear closed-toe shoes. Clothing may be permanently stained by morning glory sap. New volunteers, contact Marilyn Nicholson at nickem@hawaii.rr.com.

STORY TIME WITH AUNTIE LINDA FROM TŪTŪ & ME, Thu, Mar 15, 10:30 a.m. - noon, Nā‘ālehu Public Library. 929-8571.

FISHERY COUNCIL MEETING, Thu, Mar, 15, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.West HI Civic Center, Liquor Control Room. New membership encouraged - especially recreational, commercial & regional fishers who can provide feedback for the council on a regular basis - then passed on to DLNR. westhawaiifisherycou.ipower.commkipapa@gmail.com

KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS ANNUAL HŌʻIKE rock opera Kū I Ka Mana has two performances: Thu, Mar 15, and Fri, Mar 16, both at 6 p.m., in Koaiʻa Gymnasium. Tickets are $5, available online, at the door, or from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on school days at the high school office or Student Activities Center.

FAMILY READING, Thu, Mar 15, 6 - 7 p.m.Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033, ovcahi.org

HAWAIIAN CIVIC CLUB OF KA‘Ū, Thu, Mar 15, 6:30 p.m., UnitedMethodist Church in Nā‘ālehu. Pres. Berkley Yoshida, 747-0197.

THURSDAY NIGHT AT THE CENTER - Film Screening of Kīlauea Summit Eruption: Lava Returns to Halema‘uma‘u and Q&A with USGS HVO Representatives, Thu, Mar 15, 7 - 9 p.m.Volcano Art Center. Free; suggested $5 donation. volcanoartcenter.org, 967-8222.

FRIDAY, MARCH 16
STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT Fri., March 16. Participants meet Paul and Jane Field at Kīlauea Visitor Center at 8:45 a.m. Volunteers should wear sturdy hiking shoes and long pants, and bring a hat, raingear, day pack, snacks, and water. Gloves and tools provided. Parental or guardian accompaniment, or written consent, required for volunteers under 18. Visit park website for additional planning details:
nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/summit_stewardship.htm.

PŪ‘OHE (Hawaiian Bamboo Trumpet) DEMONSTRATION, Fri, Mar 16, 10 a.m. - noon, Kahuku Unit, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Make a pū‘ohe, Hawaiian bamboo trumpet. Has a deep sound somewhat like a conch shell. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ‘Ike Hana No‘eau "Experience the Skillful Work" workshops. Free. nps.gov/HAVO

KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS ANNUAL HŌʻIKE rock opera Kū I Ka Mana, Fri, Mar 16, at 6 p.m., in Koaiʻa Gymnasium. Tickets are $5, available online, at the door, or from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on school days at the high school office or Student Activities Center.

SATURDAY, MARCH 17
ST. PATRICK'S DAY LUNCHES - ‘O KA‘Ū KĀKOU, Sat, Mar 17 Nāʻālehu Methodist Church. Corned Beef & Cabbage lunches for sale - all proceeds go to senior housing project. okaukakou.org

RAPID ʻŌHIʻA DEATH SYMPOSIUM-EAST, Sat, Mar 17, 8:30 - noon, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, UCB 100. Register at www.RapidOhiaDeath.org

OPTIMAL NUTRITIONAL GARDENING, Sat, Mar 17, 9 - 3 p.m., Volcano Art Center. Zach Mermel of Ola Design Group instructs on how to improve nutrient density of fruits & vegetables. Also which plants contain naturally high amounts of certain nutrients & strategies for well-rounded diet from home gardens. Hands on workshop. Students depart with plant materials - seeds and/or cuttings. $30 per VAC member and $35 per non-member. volcanoartcenter.org, 967-8222.

NATURE & CULTURE: AN UNSEVERABLE RELATIONSHIP, Sat, Mar 17, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Moderate guided hike along the Palm Trail, aprox. 2 miles. Free. nps.gov/HAVO

THE ART EXPRESS, Sat, Mar 17, 10 - 3 p.m., Discovery Harbour Community Hall. Classes held once monthly. Learn something new or work on a forgotten project. Instructions on oil, acrylic, watercolor, and other mediums. Class size limited to 25. Meliha Corcoran 319-8989, himeliha@yahoo.comdiscoveryharbour.net/art-express

OCEAN VIEW C.E.R.T., Sat, Mar 17, 10 - 1 p.m, Ocean View Community Center. Community Emergency Response Team monthly meeting and training. 939-7033, ovcahi.org

EXPERIMENTAL WATERCOLORS with Patti Pease Johnson, Sat, Mar 17, noon - 3:30 p.m., Volcano Art Center. Students create 3-5, 8"x8", watercolor paintings on hot press paper using pre-broken glass as a catalyst to spark creativity. Beginner and intermediate artists welcome. $45 per VAC member, $50 per non-member, plus a $10 supply fee. volcanoartcenter.org, 967-8222

ST. PATRICK'S DAY BUFFET, Sat, Mar 17, 6 - 10 p.m., Kīlauea Military Camp's Crater Rim Café in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Corned Beef & Cabbage, Lamb Stew, Shepherd’s Pie, and Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie plus all the fixings. $20/Adult, $11/Child (6-11 years). Irish ale available. Call 967-8356 for more. KMC is open to authorized patrons and sponsored guests. Park entrance fees apply. kilaueamilitarycamp.com

BUNCO & POTLUCK, Sat, Mar 17, 6 p.m., Discovery Harbour Community Hall. Popular game played with nine dice, also known as Bonko or Bunko. Bring dish to share. Margie Hack, 541-954-8297.

ONGOING
TĪ AND SEAS ART EXHIBIT at Volcano Art Center Gallery featuring oil paintings by Pāhoa resident Steve Irvine, is open to the public through Sun., Mar. 25, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily - volcanoartcenter.org or 967-8222.

KDEN HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES - March 9 through 24. Performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2:30 p.m, Kīlauea Military Camp’s Kīlauea Theater, Hawai‘i VolcanoesNational Park. Kīlauea Drama & Entertainment Network performance. KMC open to authorized KMC patrons and sponsored guests. Park entrance fees apply. Call KDEN for ticket info, 982-7344.

TŪTŪ AND ME OFFERS HOME VISITS to those with keiki zero to five years old: home visits to aid with helpful parenting tips and strategies, educational resources, and a compassionate listening ear. Home visits are free, last 1.5 hours, two to four times a month, for a total of 12 visits, and snacks are provided. For info and to register, call Linda Bong 646-9634.

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