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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.

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Ka‘ū News Brief Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Just before 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 30, a break in the weather allowed HVO's webcam to capture this image of the lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u at the summit of Kīlauea. Following multiple overflows of the lava lake last week, the lake level dropped over the weekend in concert with the switch to summit deflation. Early this morning, the lava lake level was estimated to be about 15 m (49 feet) below the vent rim, but shortly thereafter, the summit switched to inflation. See release from HVO, below. Photo from USGS
THE KA‘Ū COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN WAS RELEASED today. Hawai‘i County seeks members for the Ka‘ū Community Development Plan Action Committee. The CDP is online and soon in print. It "serves as a road map" to achieve what "complete, sustainable, vibrant communities do": Protect the public trust – the natural and cultural resources fundamental to community character, and a strong community and local economy. The CDP aims to provide public facilities and services to residents and businesses. It seeks to grow local businesses that provide goods, services, and jobs, states the plan.
     Strategies in the CDP "focus on protecting and enhancing Ka‘ū's rich heritage of natural and cultural resources," including coastal areas, agricultural land, mauka forests, scenic resources, ecosystems, historic and cultural features, and public access and trails. Four basic approaches - land preservation; land use policy protections; governmental initiative; and collaborative action by landowners, nonprofits, and the community - are used.
     Ka‘ū CDP supports economic development through establishing firm foundations for growth through protections and improvements, and by providing room for development. Second, it outlines strategic steps to seize sector-specific market opportunities. Third, the CDP provides a road map to guide coordinated, community-led economic development strategies. The Land Use Policies in Section 3 of the CDP tie the environmental, infrastructure, and economic elements of the CDP together by clearly segregating protected areas (coastal areas and mauka forests), agricultural land, and settled areas.
     The CDP "prioritizes improvements in water systems, roads, mass transit, emergency and health services and facilities, waste management, education, and parks," states the plan. These improvements will require County, State, and community leadership. The County is seeking qualified applicants afor the Ka‘ū CDP Action Committee.
     The Planning Director outlines qualifications for an Action Committee member: Community minded, reflects a wide variety of perspectives, able to represent a broad spectrum of the community. More at http://records.co.hawaii.hi.us/weblink/1/doc/89771/Page1.aspx. Apply at https://hawaiicounty.wufoo.com/forms/m1xiduev1c02e62/, or pick up an application at the Mayor's Office in Hilo and Kona: 25 Aupuni Street, Hilo, HI 96720 or 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Bldg C, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
     Read the whole plan here.

EARTHQUAKES CONTINUE ON THE EAST RIFT ZONE OF KῙLAUEA VOLCANO, following the collapse of Puʻu ʻŌʻō crater floor Monday afternoon. Volcanoes.usgs.gov recorded a 4.2 magnitude quake today, and several that were 3.0 or greater. Hawai‘i County Civil Defense released alerts several times today warning Puna residents about the likelihood of a lava breakout, and to let the public know Kalapana lava viewing area is closed.
     Civil Defense reported "increases in seismicity and deformation along a large section of the rift zone, with seismicity currently occurring as far east as Hwy 130. An outbreak of lava in a new location is one possible outcome, state the scientists. At this time it is not possible to say with certainty if or where such an outbreak may occur, but the area downrift (east) of Puʻu ʻŌʻō is the most likely location, states the release, as this is where seismicity and deformation have been concentrated overnight.
    "Residents of lower Puna should remain alert and watch for further information about the status of the volcano." Hawai‘i County Civil Defense posts its messages at http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/active-alerts
Large orange dot, just off the coast, represents the 4.2
magnitude earthquake this morning. See info on changes in 
volcanic activity connected to the quakes. Image from USGS
     Between about 2 p.m. and 4:30 pm on Monday, April 30, following weeks of uplift and increasing lava levels within the cone, the crater floor at Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō on Kīlauea Volcano's East Rift Zone collapsed. Shortly after 4:00 p.m., a webcam recorded images that were likely the signature of small explosions from the western side of the crater as the floor collapsed. Poor weather prevented HVO from flying over the activity or seeing details of the activity in web cameras on site.
     Following the collapse, HVO seismometers and tiltmeters recorded an increase in seismic activity and deformation from Kīlauea Volcano's summit to an area about 6-10 miles downrift (east) of Puʻu ʻŌʻō. Overnight, this activity localized downrift of Puʻu ʻŌʻō and continued to propagate eastward along the rift zone.
     The largest earthquake of this sequence so far was a magnitude 4.2 earthquake just offshore south of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, at 2:39 a.m. HST this morning. Kīlauea's summit eruption has thus far not been affected by the change at Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.
     The migration of seismicity and deformation downrift (east) of Puʻu ʻŌʻō cone following Monday’s collapse indicates that a large area along the East Rift Zone is potentially at risk for a new outbreak. The location of any future outbreak will determine what areas are in the path of new lava flows.
     The situation is rapidly evolving and USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists continue to closely monitor Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone and summit. More updates will follow as information becomes available, https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/kilauea/status.html. HVO webcam images are posted at https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/kilauea/multimedia_webcams.html. Questions? askHVO@usgs.gov. Activity Summary also available by phone: 967-8862

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Hōkūleʻa's crew will sail her back to Honolulu tomorrow after the Polynesian Voyaging Canoe ran aground on her way to Kawaihae Harbour for a week of educational events. Photo from Polynesian Voyaging Society
HŌKŪLE‘A HULLS EXPERIENCED DAMAGE DURING ITS SAIL TO KAWAIHAE, returning to Oʻahu for repairs tomorrow, according to the Hōkūleʻa crew Facebook. After leaving Miloliʻi Sunday, to continue her Mahalo, Hawaiʻi Sail, Hōkūleʻa's crew "experienced some difficulty and the canoe went aground causing damage to the canoe's hulls. No crew members were injured during the incident," states the update.
     Damages to the bottom of the hulls were assessed by leadership, who conclude it is safe to bring Hōkūleʻa back to O'ahu for repairs. Hōkūleʻa will leave Kawaihae tomorrow, May 2, to begin drydock repairs immediately. All school and public canoe tours at Kawaihae are postponed. The voyaging canoe was scheduled to be docked at Kawaihae Harbor until May 10.
     "Hōkūleʻa is a living, cultural treasure and it is our responsibility to make sure we mālama her with the care she needs at this time," said Nainoa Thompson, president of Polynesian Voyaging Society. "We will be leaving Kawaihae tomorrow with a promise that we're going to heal Hōkūleʻa and she will be returning as soon as possible to the children and communities of Moku O Keawe (Hawaiʻi Island)," he added.
     Despite Hōkūleʻa's early departure from Hawaiʻi Island, the crew panel presentations on the northwest portion of the island will not be cancelled.

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THE CHLORPYRIFOS PESTICIDE BAN, SENATE BILL 3095, PASSED the state legislature today, and is headed for the desk of Gov. David Ige. Today, many bills were approved by the legislature for submission to the Governor. All bills not passed by tomorrow, May 2, would have to be resubmitted next year to be considered.
     Sen. Russell Ruderman submitted, Sen. Josh Green cosponsored, and Rep. Richard Creagan supported the law, stating the research confirms the harm from using pesticides that contain chlorpyrifos. Ruderman posted, "This is a first in the nation legislation that will put Hawaiʻi as the first state to ban the use of Chlorpyrifos upon being signed into law by the Governor." Green proclaimed, "Protect our keiki!"
     Creagan wrote, "A known neurotoxin (Chlorpyrifos) has no place on our Islands. It's also in our keiki and environment's best interest to pass mandatory pesticide reporting and buffer zones around schools as soon as possible."
    Should the Governor sign it, the law would go into effect Jan. 1, requiring reporting the use of restricted pesticides to the state Department of Agriculture, and prohibiting use of restricted-use pesticides on or within 100 feet of a school during normal school hours. Pesticides containing chlorpyrifos as an active ingredient would be banned. However, the Department of Agriculture would be able to offer any person, upon request, a temporary permit allowing the use of pesticides containing chlorpyrifos, through 12/31/2022.
     The bill would require depositing into the pesticide use revolving fund all penalties and fines collected under the Hawai‘i Pesticides Law. It would also require the ag department to develop a pesticide drift monitoring study no later than 7/1/2019. The bill funds the pesticide drift monitoring study, two full-time positions, and outreach and education on pesticides.

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PAID FAMILY LEAVE, Senate Bill 2990, PASSED and will go to Gov. David Ige to sign. Should the Governor sign it, the law would require the Legislative Reference Bureau to conduct a sunrise analysis of the impacts of and best framework for the establishment of paid family leave. The law would require a report and proposed legislation be submitted to the legislature by 9/1/2019, and would appropriate funds for the study.

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THE BILL ABOUT ABANDONED VEHICLES, House Bill 2442, PASSED. It is up to Gov. David Ige to decide whether to sign it. The law would change how counties handle abandoned vehicles and how owners are notified. The law would require the counties to take into custody any abandoned vehicle on a public road within ten business days. It would change notification of owners to require written notice of an abandoned vehicle only if reported stolen. The law would amend the definition of a derelict vehicle, and repeal the requirement that abandoned vehicles be disposed of by public auction.

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THE WINNER OF THE PUPU CATEGORY IN THE KAʻŪ COFFEE RECIPE CONTEST is Sally Lewis, of Pāhala. She created her entry, the Ka‘ū Mill Coffee Flavored Wonton.
     Louis filled the wonton wrap with ground pork and beef, Ka‘ū Coffee, salt, pepper, eggs, chestnuts, oyster sauce, and green onions.
Ka‘ū Coffee Recipe Contest pupu winner is Sally Lewis, with her Kaʻū Mill Coffee Flavored 
Wonton. The annual event was held at Kaʻū Coffee Mill last Sunday. Photo by Julia Neal
     Instructions: Mix all filling ingredients and fill wonton wrappers. Deep fry until golden brown. Dipping sauce ingredients are vinegar, garlic, and sugar.
     See this spot tomorrow and Thursday for the winning entrée and dessert recipes.
     Ka‘ū Coffee Recipe Contest is an annual event of the Ka‘ū Coffee Festival. See more events below and at www.kaucoffeefestival.com.

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Sally Lewis won the pupu category in the Kaʻū
Coffee Recipe Contest. Photo by Denise Laitenin
Kaʻū Coffee Fest
THURSDAY'S KAʻŪ COFFEE FESTIVAL EVENTS
Ka‘ū Valley Farms Tour, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Ka‘alaiki Rd, Nā‘ālehu. Explore hydroponic nursery, and tea and coffee plantings. Expansive hilltop views, mountain to coast. Includes water systems and tunnels from sugar days, and native Hawaiian forest tour. $35 per person; includes lunch. Reservations required. John Cross, 987-4229; Brenda Iokepa-Moses, 731-5409.
     Innovations in Coffee Pulping from Colombia will be held from 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, at Pāhala Plantation House. Free.

FRIDAY'S KAʻŪ COFFEE FESTIVAL EVENTS
Ka‘ū Coffee & Cattle Day, Friday, May 4, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Aikane Plantation Coffee Company. Tour the farm and learn how coffee is integrated into cattle ranching and other agriculture. $25 per person; includes BBQ buffet and hayride. Reservations required, 927-2252. aikaneplantation.com

SATURDAY'S KAʻŪ COFFEE FESTIVAL EVENTS
Tenth Annual Ka‘ū Coffee Festival Ho‘olaule‘a, Saturday, May 5, 9 a.m - 5 p.m. p.m., Pāhala Community Center. Celebrate Ka‘ū Coffee with free music, hula entertainment, and coffee tastings all day long. Local vendor booths. Food and beverage sales. Free to attend. Ka‘ū Coffee Experience: 9:30-noon, 1-3:30 p.m., discover the methods behind brewing the perfect cup while enjoying free coffee tastings. Farm & Mill Tours 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., $20/person.

SUNDAY'S KAʻŪ COFFEE FESTIVAL EVENTS
     Ka‘ū Coffee College, Sun, May 6, 9-noon, Pāhala Community Center. Informative talks given by visiting coffee experts. Free; donations appreciated.
     The Fuji Royal, Ltd. Mini Roaster from Japan - designed for coffee shops, small farmers with their own brand, and for home - will be presented by Yoshiyuki Asano at a workshop at Pāhala Plantation House on Sunday, May 6, after the Coffee College. Also attending will be Tatsuo Fukushima, President of Fuji Royal, and Tokyo manager Yuuki Sugii.
     The roasting quality with the Fuji Royal, Ltd. Mini is the same as with large professional coffee roaster machines, said Max Maemori, who represents Fuji Royal in Hawai‘i. The Fuji Royal mini roaster can process as little as a half pound, 250 grams of green beans and 200 grams of roasted beans. "The top quality micro roaster brings the same efficiency of high performance models to your coffee life," said Maemori. The machine weighs about 70 lbs and can fit on a 14 by 28 inch space with a height of two feet.

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 2
Ka‘ū Coffee Festival: Ka‘ū Mountain Water Systems Hike, Wed, May 2, 9-2 pm, Ka‘ū Coffee Mill. - SOLD OUT

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.
Open Mic Night, Wed, May 2, 6-10pm, Kīlauea Military Camp's Lava Lounge in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Singers, Bands, Comedians, etc. Call 967-8365 after 4pm to sign up. Open to authorized patrons and sponsored guests 21+. Park entrance fees apply. kilaueamilitarycamp.com

THURSDAY, MAY 3
Free Dog Spay and Neuter Clinic from KARES, Thursday, May 3, in Ocean View. Registration required: call 328-8455.

VA Medical Services, Thu, May 3 & 17, 8:30-noon, Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033, ovcahi.org
Veteran's Center, Thu, May 3, 8:30-12:30pm, May 17, 8:30-11:30am, Ocean View Community Center. No appointment needed to visit w/VA counselor & benefit specialist. Matthew, 329-0574, ovcahi.org

Ka‘ū Coffee Festival: Ka‘ū Valley Farms Tour, Thu, May 3, 9-2pm, Ka‘ū Valley Farms Nursery, Ka‘alaiki Rd, Nā’ālehu. Explore hydroponic nursery, and tea and coffee plantings. Expansive hilltop views, mountain to coast. Includes water systems and tunnels from sugar days, and native Hawaiian forest tour. $35 per person; includes lunch. Reservations required. John Cross, 987-4229; Brenda Iokepa-Moses, 731-5409. kaucoffeefestival.com

Tūtū & Me Traveling Preschool Vision Screening, Thu, May 3, 9-noon, Project Vision Hawai‘i van at Pāhala Community Center. Free; for all ages. Keiki offered free sunglasses; adults, reading glasses. projectvisionhawaii.org, 808-282-2265

Ka‘ū Coffee Festival: Special Pulping Presentation, Thu, May 3, 5pm, Pāhala Plantation House. Diego Botello of Penagos UDC Technology shows off new pulping equipment that separates ripe from green. See booth at Ka‘ū Coffee Festival Ho‘olaule‘a, Sat, May 5, 9-5pm, Pāhala Community Center.

Ocean View Neighborhood Watch Meeting, Thu, May 3, 6-7pm, Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033, ovcahi.org

FRIDAY, MAY 4
Ka‘ū Coffee Festival: Ka‘ū Coffee & Cattle Day, Fri, May 4, 10-3pm, Aikane Plantation Coffee Company. Tour the farm and learn how coffee is integrated into cattle ranching and other agriculture. $25 per person; includes BBQ buffet and hayrides. Reservations required, 927-2252. kaucoffeefestival.com, aikaneplantation.com

Hula Hoop Challenge, Fri, May 4, 2-3pm, Kahuku Park, H.O.V.E. Ages 6 to 12. Register until May 4. Teresa Anderson, 929-9113, hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation

Cinco De Mayo Dinner, Fri, May 4, 5:30pm, St. Jude's Episcopal Church. $8/single, $15/couple, $20/family. 939-7000

Ka‘ū Coffee Festival: Ka‘ū Star Gazing, Fri, May 4, 5:30-10pm - SOLD OUT. Those with tickets, Meet at Olson Trust Building in Pāhala.

KDENte! Italian Food Fundraiser, Fri, May 4, 6pm, Almafatano's Italian Restaurant, Hilo. Buffet; includes pasta dish, lasagna, salad. Karl Halemano provides music. $20 at door. Reservations: 982-7344

SATURDAY, MAY 5
Ka‘ū Coffee Festival: 10th Annual Ho‘olaule‘a, Sat, May 5, 9-5pm, Pāhala Community Center. Celebrate Ka‘ū Coffee and with free music, hula entertainment and coffee tastings. Local vendor booths. Food and beverage sales. Free to attend. Ka‘ū Coffee Experience: 9:30-noon, 1-3:30pm, discover the methods behind brewing the perfect cup while enjoying free coffee tastings. Farm & Mill Tours, shuttle to Ka‘ū Coffee Mill,$20/person, at 9:30am, 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm, & 3:30pm. kaucoffeefestival.com

Realms and Divisions of Kahuku, Sat, May 5, 9:30-11:30am, Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Moderately difficult, two-mile, guided hike on Kahuku Unit's newest trail, Pu‘u Kahuku, explores the traditional Hawaiian classification system.

Cinco de Mayo Dinner, Sat, May 5, 3-5pm, Discovery Harbour Community Hall. discoveryharbour.net

Cinco de Mayo Buffet, Sat, May 5, 5-8pm, Crater Rim Café, Kīlauea Military Camp, inside Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Build Your Own Fajita Bar; menu includes Cheese Quesadillas, Black Beans, Spanish Rice, Soup, Salad/Potato Bar, Beverage, and Ice Cream Sundae Bar. $15.50/Adult, $8.25/Child (6-11 yrs). Regular menu available. KMC patrons and sponsored guests. Park entrance fees apply. 967-8356, kilaueamilitarycamp.com

SUNDAY, MAY 6
Ka‘ū Coffee Festival: Ka‘ū Coffee College, Sun, May 6, 9-noon, Pāhala Community Center. Informative talks given by visiting coffee experts. Free; donations appreciated. kaucoffeefestival.com

Palm Trail, Sun, May 6, 9:30-12:30pm, 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, May 6, noon-2pm, Manukā State Park. Anyone interested in learning about ham radio is welcome to attend. Sponsored by South Point Amateur Radio Club and Amateur Radio Emergency Service. View sites.google.com/site/southpointartc or sites.google.com/view/southhawaiiares/home. Rick Ward, 938-3058

MONDAY, MAY 7
Ka‘ū Homeschool Co–op Group, Monday, May 7 & 21, 1 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. A parent led homeschool activity/social group building community in Ka‘ū. Laura Roberts, 406-249-3351

Ocean View Volunteer Fire Department Meeting, Mon, May 7, 4-6pm, Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033, ovcahi.org

Community Meeting with State Senatorial Candidate Brenda Ford, Mon, May 7, 6-9pm, Ocean View Community Center. Free; donations from $1 to $1,000 accepted.

TUESDAY, MAY 8
Hawai‘i County Council Meetings, Tue/Wed, May 8 (Committees)/9 (Council), Kona, Mon/Wed, May 21 (Committees)/23 (Council), Hilo. Ka‘ū residents can participate via videoconferencing at Nā‘ālehu State Office Building. Agendas at hawaiicounty.gov

C.E.R.T. Discovery Harbour/Nā‘ālehu, Tue, May 8, 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

Return to Abundance: A Vision for Healthy Oceans, Tue, May 8, 7pm, Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Kēhau Springer describes how Conservation International Hawai‘i works collaboratively to revitalize pono (responsible) Hawaiian fishing values and practices. Free; park entrance fees apply. nps.gov/HAVO

NEW & UPCOMING
Free dog spay and neuter clinic, KARES, Thursday, May 3, in Ocean View. Registration required: call 328-8455.

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ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS TODAY FOR 5TH ANNUAL KA‘Ū COFFEE TRAIL RUN, with race day taking place on Saturday, September 22.
     Race begins and ends at Ka‘ū Coffee Mill, 96-2696 Wood Valley Road, above Pāhala Town. The course starts with a family-friendly 5K, continues uphill through a moderately-challenging 10K, and reaches a 3,100-foot elevation in the vigorously-exhilarating Half Marathon.
     All races start 7 a.m. Registered runners will receive a race goody bag, including a T-shirt and more.
     Participants encouraged to register online before Monday, July 9, for the highest discount possible: 5K, $25/person; 10K, $35/person; and 1/2 Marathon, $45/person. From July 9 to Aug 11: $30/person, $40/person, and $45/person, respectively. From Aug 13 to Sept 20: $35/person, $45/person, and $55/person. Race day registration at the event ends on Saturday, September 22, at 6:30 a.m. All proceeds from this event stay in Ka‘ū to benefit the Ka‘ū community, say organizers.
     Learn more about the event organizers, ‘O Ka‘ū Kākou. Get details about the start location, Ka‘ū Coffee Mill. Sponsored by ‘O Ka‘ū Kākou and Ka‘ū Coffee Mill, with additional support from Edmund C. Olson Trust II, BioAstin, and County of Hawai‘i.

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Summer Fun - Registration, May 7-10, Nā‘ālehu Community Center. For grades K-6. $40 per child. $50 portion of registration fee funded by Councilwoman Maile David. Program runs Mon-Fri, Jun 12-Jul 20, 8-2pm. Richard Karasuda, 939-2510. hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation

ONGOING
Sign Up for the Nāʻālehu Independence Day Parade, to be held June 30. If interested, call Debra McIntosh at 929-9872.

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 464-9634.

St. Jude's Episcopal Church Calls For More Volunteers for the Saturday community outreach. Especially needed are cooks for the soup served to those in need, and organizers for the hot showers. "Volunteering for St. Jude's Saturday Shower and Soup ministry is an opportunity to serve God in a powerful way," states St. Jude's April newsletter. Volunteer by contacting Dave Breskin at 319-8333.

Volcano Art Center Gallery Presents Hoʻokuʻi 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

One Community and One Parent Representative are sought by Nāʻālehu Elementary School Community Council. 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. 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.

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