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Saturday, April 07, 2018

Ka‘ū News Brief Saturday, April 7, 2018

As visitors and halau hula members during Merrie Monarch week travel to the edge of Halemaʻumaʻu Crater, an ash 
plume rises on Friday, showing what some see as two faces of Madame Pele, one dark, one light, both looking left with 
shoulders above the crater's ledge, a huge plume above her heads. See story below. Photo by Judy Weitz, HVNP
BRINGING TOGETHER PROPONENTS OF HAWAIIAN CULTURE AND SCIENCE at Maunakea, a sacred Hawaiian site and international telescope campus, is a role that state Sen. Kaialiʻi Kahele embraces. He recently hosted community meetings on Maunakea across the state, presenting the history of management of the mountain.
     The native Hawaiian of Miloliʻi roots, himself a military and commercial airline pilot, Kahele, who represents Hilo in the Hawaiʻi Senate, has negotiated a bill, under consideration in the legislature, to transfer management of lands at the summit of Maunakea from University of Hawaiʻi and the state Department of Land & Natural Resources, to a new Maunakea Management Authority.
Mauna Kea summit, whose management may soon be under a new group.
  Photo from bigstockphoto
     The Authority would be nominated by the newly formed Mauna Kea Candidate Advisory Council of 11 members. The Advisory Council would nominate seven of the nine Authority members; Office of Hawaiian Affairs would nominate the other two. It would be comprised of nine residents of Hawaiʻi Island chosen for specific skills: land management, education, environmental sciences, Native Hawaiian traditional and customary practices, business with a finance and innovation focus, and astronomy. Five of the nine members would be native Hawaiian. On Friday, the Senate added language that would put a representative of the state Board of Land & Natural Resources on the Maunakea Candidate Advisory Council.
     The bill also calls for some percentage of revenue to be transferred to Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.
     Maunakea Management Authority would set up an administrative department to handle leases, access, care of Maunakea, and other duties. It would be funded by general revenues of the State of Hawai‘i, with $800,000 made available for fiscal year 2018-2019 for start up costs for the Authority, with up to $250,000 for administration, capital improvement projects, and other purposes as needed.
Sen. Kaialii Kahele comes from both an aeronautics and 
Hawaiian background, and has positioned himself to
attempt to make peace in the management of Maunakea. 

Photo from senkahele.com
     Proponents of the bill include Office of Hawaiian Affairs, local businessman and telescope advocate Richard Ha, former state Sen. Malama Soloman, and Thirty Meter Telescope opponent Walter Ritte. Opposing the measure are Mayor Harry Kim, University of Hawai‘i and Maunakea Observatories, and some telescope opponents who would prefer no astronomy center on Maunakea.
     According to the bill, the number of telescopes on Maunakea would be restricted to 13, to be taken down to nine by 2028. The bill would limit the footprint of development to no more than the land being used as of Dec. 2031.
     Kahele said, "In recent memory, few issues of land management have divided and polarized Hawai‘i like Maunakea. It may be the Kaho‘olawe of our generation," referring to the uninhabited island off Maui that was used by the U.S. military for bombing practice until native Hawaiians objected and occupied the island.
     Said Kahele, "The journey to a peaceful solution for Maunakea cannot be measured by any Western poll, it has to be nurtured by the greatest gift Hawai‘i has to offer - aloha. What is aloha? Aloha is reciprocity, balance."
     In reference to native Hawaiian groups who stand against the planned 30 Meter Telescope and other expansion of the astronomy campus on Maunakea, and accusations that the University and state have mismanaged the stewardship of the mountain, Kahele said, "Maunakea's recent past must not be a blueprint for our future."
     The Senator said: "Only by protecting and preserving our ‘āina and perpetuating our unique and special culture can we make Hawai‘i a strong place for all our keiki."
     State House Bill 1985 HD1 SD1 passed Senate Committees on Ways and Means, Higher Education, and Water and Land on Thursday, taking it to a third reading. If approved, it would move to the full Senate.
Sen. Kaialii Kahele says he is trying to bring science and Hawaiian cultural
concerns together. Photo from Big Island Video News
     According to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, HB1985 HD1 SD1 would change how the public accesses Maunakea. Hawaiian traditional and customary practitioners would be allowed to travel to the summit in four-wheel-drive private vehicles. Other local residents would access the summit via a shuttle with no entrance fee. Non-residents and commercial tour operators would register and pay a fee at Hale Pōhaku, after receiving an orientation regarding safety, environmental protection, and cultural traditions and sensitivities.
     The bill would require the Management Authority to conduct a comprehensive review of all existing commercial tour permits, fees, and associated environmental impacts. There would also be the possibility of eliminating commercial tours to the summit by Jan. 1, 2020.
     Another House of Representatives bill is being considered that would leave University of Hawaiʻi in charge for now, but require an audit and new plan for Maunakea. See Sunday's Kaʻū News Briefs.

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OCEAN VIEW TO NĀʻĀLEHU FIBER OPTICS TELCOM COMMUNICATIONS were in a blackout from Thursday morning through Friday evening. The blackout left the many residents, who recently opted for the new system, without internet and phone services. According to one Ocean View resident, a Hawaiian Telcom representative said that there was a fault in the Nāʻālehu switch which needed repair. The blackout involved the new fiberoptic network installed in recent months, with new lines strung along telephone poles. It provides a much higher speed internet, unavailable through the traditional phone lines, which continued to work through the blackout.

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Teachers for the House, at the Hawai‘i State Teachers Association Convention on O‘ahu:
Micah Pregitzer, Raina Whiting, Justin Hughey, Amy Perruso. Photo from Raina Whiting
RAINA WHITING IS ONE OF FOUR TEACHERS RUNNING FOR THE STATE HOUSE of Representatives. They are on O‘ahu today, among the 226 delegates at the statewide Hawai‘i State Teachers Association Convention. The other three are Micah Pregitzer of Kailua, O‘ahu, District 50; Amy Perruso of Mililani, O‘ahu, District 4; and Justin Hughey of Wailuku, Maui, District 8. Whiting is hoping to unseat Rep. Richard Onishi, who covers District 3 from Honu‘apo through Punalu‘u, Pāhala, Volcano into Hilo.
     Whiting said, "The four teachers are committed to working towards the schools our keiki deserve and education is the strongest campaign platform issues for them. Their campaigns are part of a national movement of teachers working towards improving education and resources available for students nationwide by running for office."

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Geologists arrived at Halema‘uma‘u about 40 minutes after the explosive 
event to document the deposit and check on the webcams and other 
monitoring equipment. Upon arrival, the surface of the lava lake remained
disturbed from the rock fall impact. Photo from volcanoes.usgs.gov
THE ROCKFALL AT HALEMAʻUMAʻU FRIDAY at 10:28 a.m. was a partial collapse of the southern overlook crater wall. It triggered an explosive event at Kīlauea Volcano's summit lava lake. A large plume of gas, ash, and lava fragments rose from the lava lake below the Jaggar Museum overlook. The explosion threw debris - including hunks of rock and molten lava - onto the Halema‘uma‘u crater rim at the old visitor overlook, which has been closed due to ongoing volcanic hazards such as this explosive event.
     The event damaged the solar panels which power the webcams on the Halemaʻumaʻu crater rim; these cameras are offline and should be repaired in several days, said Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park officials.

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STORY OF DEVASTATION OF KA‘Ū IN the 1868 Great Kaʻū Earthquake, with a series of quakes estimated to have been as strong as 7.9, continues from last Saturday's Volcano Watch, a weekly article and activity update written by U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists and affiliates:
     Already reeling from a destructive earthquake and deadly tsunami and mud flow on April 2, 1868, Kaʻū residents on the Island of Hawaiʻi hoped for a reprieve, but it was slow to come.
     The events began on March 27, 1868, with an eruption in Mokuʻāweoweo, the caldera atop Mauna Loa. Several people reported hearing an explosion, then seeing a column of smoke rising thousands of feet above the summit, and some could see molten lava. Soon afterward, a roaring sound was heard and Pele's hair began falling in Kaʻū.
Most of the lava flow (dark black) produced by the April 1868 Mauna Loa eruption can be seen in this aerial photo on the
west (left) side of the prominent fault scarp, known informally as the Kahuku pali (formal names are Pali o Mamalu for the
upper half and Pali‘okūlani for the lower half of the scarp). The large littoral cone that formed during the eruption, now
named Pu‘uhou, is visible on the lower left coastline. Kalae (South Point) is not visible, but is to the right of the photo.
The summit areas of Mauna Loa and Kīlauea volcanoes can be seen in the distance.
Aerial photo from U.S. Geological Survey, 1954
      On March 28, a strong earthquake toppled the walls of four or five stone churches and destroyed Captain Robert Brown’s stone house in Kahuku; the exact location is unknown, but his house was possibly in the vicinity of mile marker 71 on today’s Highway 11.
     Over the next few days, gas plumes could be seen from locations migrating down Mauna Loa’s Southwest Rift Zone until, on March 29, they seemed to be issuing from a location just above the site of Captain Brown’s house. It appeared that volcanic gas, but no lava, was being released from a fissure as it slowly opened to the southwest. Frequent earthquakes were also felt.
An 1868 ad in the Pacific Commercial Advertiser newspaper in Honolulu
 for the Odd Fellow, the schooner with crew and passengers who
witnessed the devastation of the Great Kaʻū Earthquake.
     On April 2, the Great Kaʻū Earthquake struck, and the subsequent tsunami and mud flow took the lives of 77 Hawaiians. Aftershocks continued in Kaʻū and Kona. But the drama was not yet over.
     The schooner Odd Fellow, cruising along the Puna and Kaʻū coast after the great quake, reported nearly complete devastation of coastal settlements. On April 6, it anchored on the Kahuku coast, where, the next morning, passengers found the deck covered with "very fine ash."
     After sailing northwest to Kailua, the same passengers saw the start of an eruption: "At six p.m. … a volume of flame shot up from the mountain Loa… It reached the sea … at nine and a half p.m. when an immense body of steam at once arose, through which flashes resembling lightning were constantly daring as long as we were in sight."
     The eruption started 15 km (10 mi) from the coast, with lava flows apparently advancing to
Capt. Robert Brown at Kahuku before the Great Kaʻū Earthquake
of 1868. Photo from Brown Family Archives
the ocean west of Kalae (South Point) at a rate of 4.3 km per hour (2.7 mi per hour) - nearly the speed of a brisk walk!
     On the evening of April 7, Captain Brown and his family, already displaced by the March 28 earthquake, were awakened by "an explosion and a terrific roar. Lava was seen coming down rapidly upon their doomed dwelling. The family, and the natives about the premises, ran for their lives."
     What was left of their house was quickly consumed by lava. Fountains of lava were estimated to vary from 150 to 300 meters (500 to 1,000 feet) high just upslope of the Brown residence. The entire island "was enveloped in smoke" and tephra was deposited inches deep within 16-24 km (10-15 mi) of the eruption site along Mauna Loa’s lower Southwest Rift Zone. The eruption lasted four to eight days and built a large cone at the coast, now named Puʻuhou.
     Fortunately, the eruption took no lives, but over 100 head of cattle were lost, and all of Captain Brown’s ranch buildings and many acres of valuable grazing lands were destroyed. Within days, "volcano smoke" - what we now call vog - reached Honolulu.
     On April 9, news of the extensive damage and loss of life on the Island of Hawaiʻi also reached Honolulu. In response, Kamehameha V personally led a relief effort that landed in Hilo on April 15, the first of several stops along the Puna and Kaʻū coastline. At each stop, victims sought comfort, both spiritual and financial, directly from their sovereign.
Five different flows - two erupted prehistorically and three others erupted in 1855,
 1880, and 1899 - are visible in the lower two-thirds of this image of Mauna Loa's
Northeast Rift Zone. Mauna Loa is the largest active volcano on Earth.
 Photo from usgs.gov
     Kamehameha V granted aid to an estimated 800 individuals before returning to Honolulu on April 23. Private and public aid followed with Dowager Queen Emma, the King’s sister-in-law and founder of Queen's Hospital, raising thousands of dollars for the "Kaʻū Relief Fund."
     Over the next few months, the Kaʻū Hawaiian community rebuilt what they could from the aid provided. But Captain Brown and his family, as well as many other foreign families, left the island after the Great Kaʻū Earthquake, never to return.
     Visit HVO's website 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 at 808-967-8862 (Kīlauea) or 808-967-8866 (Mauna Loa). Email questions to askHVO@usgs.gov.

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WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ITS VOLCANIC PLATES, HAWAI‘I ISN'T TOO STRESSED, says a recent report from WalletHub. April is Stress Awareness Month, and "American stress levels have been on the rise since 2016," says the release with the report. WalletHub compared the 50 states and D.C. across 38 key metrics. The data set ranges from average hours worked per week to personal bankruptcy rate to share of adults getting adequate sleep.
     Stress Levels in Hawai‘i overall placed the island state at 43rd least stressed, with Money matters placing 26th, and other matters such as Family, Work, Health, and Safety stresses placing in the mid-40s.
     Hawai‘i placed at 18th for Crime Rate per Capita, 21st for Average Hours Worked per Week and Job Security, 37th for Percentage of Adults in Fair or Poor Health, 44th for Psychologists per Capita, 46th for Percentage of Population Living Below Poverty Line, 47th for Divorce Rate, and 48th for Median Credit Score.
     See the full report.

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The Wellness Fair was a success, with community members enjoying information from 16 local vendors, such as HSTA, 
United Health Care, and Bay Clinic. Photos from Angie Miyashiro
THE SECOND ANNUAL GET YOUR SPRING WELLNESS FAIR held last Saturday, March 31, had great success, with even more people than last year. Over 16 vendors from the community participated.
Ann Fontes, sitting, and Doris Davis make more Friends
of the Ka‘ū Libraries.
Blue Zone focuses on health lifestyles.
     The multi-purpose room at Ka‘ū District Gym in Pāhala hosted adults and children from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with a Healthy Fun-Run-Walk, a Blue Zones Purpose Workshop, Book Time - Read A-Loud with Friends of the Ka‘ū Libraries, and a presentation from P.A.T.H. at different times of the morning. Throughout, Ka‘ū Public Health offered Vision Screenings, Keiki I.D.s, and Biometrics, and several organizations provided information booths for the event: Bay Clinic, Ka‘ū Rural Health Clinic, Ka‘ū Rural Hospital, Project Aware - Your Mental Health First Aid, HSTA, Tūtū & Me Traveling Preschool and Home Visitor Program, and more.
An Easter Egg Hunt entertained
during the Get Your Spring Fair.
Health and social services groups
joined Get Your Spring.
     "Thank-you to everyone who participated and see you next year," wrote Angie Miyashiro, teacher, track coach, and wellness chair.

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Attend Zentangle Dingbatz class on April 14 in Volcano. 
Photo from volcanoartcenter.org
VOLCANO ART CENTER ANNOUNCES ZENTANGLE DINGBATZ: Creating Ornamental Stamps for a Commonplace Book with Lois and Earl Stokes to take place on Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
     During the class, participants: create Dingbatz or ornamental designs using the Zentangle Method; learn how to create a book from envelope - a thought catalog or hodgepodge book where you can add letters, poems, proverbs, quotes, reading & personal notes, recipes, or other information; transfer their designs to foam stamp; use Distress ink; and get inspiration to use Dingbatz to decorate personal Zentangle art, journals, plain notecards, envelopes, bookmarks, tags and more.
     "Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It is the repetitive nature of these patterns that brings us into a state of relaxed focus that some call meditation. If you can draw a dot, line, curved line, S shape and circle ~ you can create Zentangle art," says the event description.
     A basic knowledge of Zentangle is recommended but not required. The class is $30 per Volcano Art Center Member and $35 per non-Member, plus a $10 supply fee per person. To register or for more details, visit volcanoartcenter.org or call 967-8222.

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KAʻŪ TROJANS GIRLS SOFTBALL played a strong game today, though opponent Hawaiʻi Preparatory Academy took the win, with a final score of 16 to 9.
     Lead pitcher CeAndrea Silva-Kamei batted in one run. Analei Emmsley slammed an infield home run and two doubles. She batted in two runs. Lei Chun Galban Kin In hit a double and batted in one run. Tiare Wong-Yuen hit a single and batted in one run. Chaunalisa Velez batted in three runs, and Mei Lin Galban Kin In hit a single.
     The next girls softball game and boys volleyball game are both on Monday; see the full schedule, below.

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Print edition of The Ka‘ū Calendar is free to 5,500 mailboxes 
throughout Ka‘ū, from Miloli‘i through Volcano, and free on 
stands throughout the district. Read online at kaucalendar.com.
KA‘Ū TROJANS SPORTS SCHEDULE
Girls Softball: Monday, Apr 9, @ Pāhoa
   Wednesday, Apr 11 @ KSH
   Saturday, Apr 14, Kea‘au @ Ka‘ū
Boys Volleyball: Monday, Apr 9, Christian Liberty @ Ka‘ū
  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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SUNDAY, APRIL 8
PALM TRAIL, Sun, Apr 8, 9:30 - 12:30 p.m., Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Moderately difficult, 2.6-mile loop traverses scenic pastures along an ancient cinder cone, with some of the best panoramic views Kahuku has to offer. nps.gov/HAVO

HAM RADIO POTLUCK PICNIC, Sun, Apr 8, noon - 2 p.m., Manukā State Park. Anyone interested in learning about ham radio is welcome to attend. View sites.google.com/site/southpointartc or sites.google.com/view/southhawaiiares/home. Rick Ward, 938-3058

MASS TRANSIT MASTER PLAN PUBLIC HEARING, Sun, Apr 8, 3 - 5 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. Meeting regarding public transit and paratransit system on the Big Island. 939-7033, ovcahi.org

TUESDAY, APRIL 10
HAWAI‘I COUNTY COUNCIL Meetings, Tue/Wed, Apr 10 (Committees)/11 (Council), & Tue/Wed, Apr 24 (Committees)/25 (Council), Kona. Ka‘ū residents can participate via videoconferencing at Nā‘ālehu State Office Building. Agendas at hawaiicounty.gov

REGISTER KEIKI, GRADES K-8, THROUGH APRIL 10, FOR SILLY SNAKE, an Arts & Crafts activity at Pāhala Community Center. The program takes place Wed, April 11, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. For more, contact Nona Makuakane at 928-3102. See hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation for more county park programs.

C.E.R.T. Discovery Harbour/Nā‘ālehu, Tue, Apr 10, 4 - 6 p.m., 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

PROPOSED NĀ‘ĀLEHU WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT TALK STORY, Tue, Wed, Thu, Apr 10, 11 & 12, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Nā‘ālehu Community Center. County asks those planning to attend contact Berna Cabacungan of Earthplan, eplan1@aol.com, Mary Fujio at Department of Environmental Management, 961-8083, or Iris Cober at Brown and Caldwell, Maui office, (808) 442-3300.

DIRTY CELLO IN CONCERT, Tue, Apr 10, 7 - 9 p.m., Volcano Art Center. Unique spin on blues and bluegrass. $20/VAC member, $25/non-member. Tickets: volcanoartcenter.org, 967-8222

PU‘UWA‘AWA‘A AHUPUA‘A: Successes & Challenges of Restoring Endangered Dry Forests of Kona, Tue, Apr 10, 7 p.m., Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. Elliott Parsons, Division of Forestry and Wildlife, discusses ongoing conservation efforts and lessons learned. Free; park entrance fees apply. nps.gov/HAVO

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11
LAU HALA DEMONSTRATION, Wed, Apr 11, 10 - noon, Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Learn to weave leaves from the hala tree into many useful and beautiful items. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes' ‘Ike Hana No‘eau "Experience the Skillful Work" workshops. Free; park entrance fees apply. nps.gov/HAVO

THURSDAY, APRIL 12
DISABILITY LEGAL SERVICES, Thu, Apr 12, 9:30 - 1 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. Provided by Paula Boyer of Big Island Disability. ovcahi.org, 939-7033, ovcahawaii@gmail.com

FRIDAY, APRIL 13
KA‘Ū DISTRICT GYM BASKETBALL CLINIC Sat, April 14; register through Friday, April 13. 9 to 11 a.m., registered keiki in ages groups 11-12 years old, 13-14 years old and those in high school are welcome. Three on three basketball will be taught to keiki in age groups 5-6 years old, 7-8 years old, and 9-10 years old, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, contact Nona Makuakane at 928-3102. See hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation for more county park programs.

PĀHALA PUBLIC AND SCHOOL LIBRARY 55th Anniversary Celebration, Fri, Apr 13, 2 - 4 p.m. The event offers music, food, games and prizes. librarieshawaii.org/events

SATURDAY, APRIL 14
PANCAKE BREAKFAST AND RAFFLE, Sat, Apr 14, 8 - 11 a.m., Ocean View Community Center. To volunteer, call 939-7033, ovcahi.org

MINI-BAZAAR FUNDRAISER, Sat, Apr 14, 9 - 2 p.m., Kauaha‘ao Congregational Church, Ka’ū. Vendor "flea market” - $10 for 10’ X 10'. Vendors can sell anything except hot foods/plate lunches. For info or to reserve vendor space, call Walter or Debbie at 928-8039, in the evening.

GARDEN SUCCESS IN HAWAI‘I, Sat, Apr 14, 9 - noon, County Extension Office, across from Aloha Theater, Kainaliu. Event features plant sale, 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. Master Gardener Helpline, 322-4895

PAINT YOU OWN SILK SCARF with Patti Pease Johnson, Sat, Apr 14, 9 - 12:30 p.m., Volcano Art Center. $45/VAC member, $50/non-member, plus $10 supply fee per person. Beginner and intermediate artists welcome. Register: volcanoartcenter.org, 967-8222

BIRTH OF KAHUKU, Sat, Apr 14, 9:30 -11:30 a.m., Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Explore the rich geologic history on this easy-to-moderate hike that traverses the vast 1868 lava flow. nps.gov/HAVO

KĀWĀ VOLUNTEER DAY, Sat, Apr 14, 9:30 a.m., Kāwā. Sign up with James Akau, Nā Mamo o Kāwā, at namamookawa@gmail.com or 430-3058.

SPINLAUNCH PROPOSAL PUBLIC MEETING, Sat, Apr 14, 10 a.m., Nā‘ālehu Community Center. SpinLaunch representatives Ryan Hampton and Raphael Feldman come to talk with Ka‘ū Community, along with Sen. Glenn Wakai of O‘ahu.

ZENTANGLE: DINGBATZ, Sat, Apr 14, 10 - 1 p.m., Volcano Art Center. $30/VAC member, $35/non-member, plus $10 supply fee per person. Basic knowledge of Zentangle recommended by not required. Register: volcanoartcenter.org, 967-8222

HULA KAHILO WITH KINI KA‘AWA & Kua O Ka La Public Charter School, Sat, Apr 14, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., kahua hula (hula platform) at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Hula performance. Free; park entrance fees apply. volcanoartcenter.org

NĀ MEA HULA w/ Kumu Hula Kaho‘okele Crabbe & Hālauolaokalani, Sat, Apr 14, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Volcano Art Center Gallery lānai, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Cultural demonstration. Free. volcanoartcenter.org

JAZZ IN THE FOREST Concert, Sat, Apr 14, 4:30 p.m. & 7 p.m., Volcano Art Center. Retrospective tribute to Miles Davis - revisiting his compositions and styles of the six distinct periods of his creative output. Tickets available online, volcanoartcenter.org, $18/VAC member or $20/non-member. 967-8222

MONGOLIAN BBQ, Sat, Apr 14, 5 - 8 p.m. Kīlauea Military Camp's Crater Rim Café, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. $0.85/ounce - choice of 13 veggies, 4 meats, sauces, chow mein, and beverage. Park entrance fees apply. KMC is open to all authorized KMC patrons and sponsored guests. 967-8356, kilaueamilitarycamp.com

ONGOING
ONE COMMUNITY AND ONE PARENT REPRESENTATIVE are sought by Nāʻālehu Elementary School Community Council. Nominations will be accepted from April 2 through April 16 at 3 p.m. The community representative will serve a two-year term for school year 2018-2019 and 2019-2020. The parent representative will serve a one-year term for school year 2018-19. The parent rep cannot be a Nāʻālehu Elementary School employee.
     The campaign for the positions starts April 16. Voting is April 30 through May 11. Those interested, contact Leilani Rodrigues at 313-4020 or pcnc@naalehu.org, or name and number at the main office line, by calling 313-4000.

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.

VOLCANO ART CENTER GALLERY PRESENTS HO’OKU’I I NĀ KIKO, Connecting the Dots, by Natalie Mahina Jensen and Lucia Tarall. "A curated collection of photographs, paintings, sculptures, and feather work items deliver a sublime message, connecting the viewer artistically with the provenance of the design." Daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Sunday, May 6. volcanoartcenter.org or 967-8222

KAʻŪ COFFEE RECIPE CONTEST registration open through Friday, April 20, limit one entry per category, per contestant. Recipes will be judged Sunday, April 29, 11 a.m., at Ka‘ū Coffee Mill. Youth and adult submissions judged separately. Categories are pūpū, entrée, and dessert; all recipes must be made with (any) Ka‘ū Coffee. Entry info at kaucoffeemill.com or kaucoffeefestival.com, or call 808-928-0550. Entry forms can also be found at Ka‘ū Coffee Mill or Mizuno Market; forms below. Email for info/questions sales@kaucoffeemill.com

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