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Friday, November 09, 2018

Kaʻū News Briefs Friday, November 9, 2018

Kumu Hula Moses Kahoʻokele Crabbe blesses Volcano House this afternoon. NPS photo
THE RECENT REOPENING OF VOLCANO HOUSE HOTEL RECEIVED A HAWAIIAN BLESSING this afternoon by Kumu Hula Moses Kaho‘ohele Crabbe of Hālau Ke Ola o Ka Lani. The Friday afternoon blessing brought together members of the park, the hotel, and management company Aqua-Aston Hospitality, "out of respect for the land and the significance of the recent volcanic and seismic events," said a statement from Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.
     The 33-room hotel and other areas of the park were closed for months this year during the Kīlauea eruptions and earthquakes, and the subsequent repair work.
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Superintendent Cincy Orlando joins
blessing of Volcano House this afternoon. NPS photo
     With the reopening, the Volcano House website invites visitors to experience "Energy from the Land," and to feel "Wonder. History in the Making." It welcomes locals and visitors daily to the Rim Restaurant for a breakfast buffet from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
     Uncle George's Bar is open daily, with its All Day Menu from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
     Kama‘aina rates for accommodations start at $144 per night through Dec. 31.
     Says hawaiivolcanohouse.com, "From its humble origins as the site of a one-room grass shelter to its current status as a world-class travel destination, the Volcano House has a unique history as Hawai‘i's oldest hotel. The current hotel was completed in November 1941, and while additions and changes have been made to the main hotel over the years, the rich history of its origin, deeply-rooted sense of place, and island hospitality will carry the hotel into the future."
     For reservations, call 756-9625.

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The rat lungworm cycle exposes people through contact with snails, slugs. 
Image from Department of Health
TWO MORE RAT LUNG DISEASE CASES on Hawaiʻi Island were announced today by the state Department of Health. The Angiostrongyliases disease is transmitted to humans from inadvertently ingesting a slug or snail that carries the parasitic roundworm Angiostrongylus canonnensi. Ingestion can come from fresh vegetables not carefully washed, or children playing outside where there are snails and slugs, and putting their hands in their mouths, not realizing they are eating them.
     Kaʻū farmer and physician Richard Creagan, who serves in the state House of Representatives, has been a leader in helping to fund research on the disease.
     One new case involves a toddler living on the east side of the island. The other victim is an adult on the west side. They mark the sixth and seventh cases statewide this year.
     A statement released today by the Department of Health says the keiki "became ill in October and was hospitalized. The first round of laboratory testing was negative for rat lungworm disease. A second round of tests confirmed the toddler's illness. Since then, the toddler has been transferred to O‘ahu for further case management. DOH disease investigators are conducting a detailed investigation to learn more about the patient and possible sources of infection."
Rep. Richard Creagan, urging rat lung disease research.
Image from Hawaiʻi Legislature
     The Department of Health also described the adult, who "became ill in August and was confirmed with a mild case of rat lungworm disease. The adult has since recovered. The department was unable to identify a definitive source of infection."
     Dr. Bruce Anderson, Director of the Department of Health issued a warning: "With the rainy season in full swing, we may expect to see more slugs and snails around our homes and gardens. We can reduce the risk of rat lungworm disease by taking precautions to safely eliminate rats, slugs and snails in our communities. Keeping our young children away from these harmful vectors as well as thoroughly washing all produce before consuming it is crucial.”
     DOH also recommends thoroughly washing all produce and wearing gloves when working outdoors.
    A Rat Lungworm Support Group meets Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the Keaʻau Community Center from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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At-Large OHA Trustee
John Waiheʻe
OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS TRUSTEES were elected this week by registered voters of all races and from all parts of the state. The newly elected OHA At-Large Trustees are John Waiheʻe, Lei Ahu Isa, and Brendon Kaleaina Lee. The OHA Trustee elected for Maui is Carmen Hulu Lindsey. The OHA Trustee elected for Oʻahu is Kalei Akaka.
At-Large OHA Trustee
Lei Ahu Isa
     In the At-Large race, Hawaiʻi County voted for John Waiheʻe, Faye Hanohano, and Rowena Neolani Akana. However, the statewide vote sent Waiheʻe, Lei Ahu Isa, and Brendon Kaleaina Lee to the three At-Large positions. In addition to Hanohano and Akana, William Aila Jr. also lost out statewide in securing a trustee position with OHA.
     In Hawaiʻi County, Waiheʻe received 11.5 percent, with 20,523 votes. Isa received 7.1 percent, with 12,676 votes. Lee received 8 percent, with 14,278 votes. Aila received 8 percent, with 342 votes. Akana received 8 percent, with 342 votes. Hanohano received 8 percent, with 342 votes.
     In Volcano, Waiheʻe earned 383 votes. Isa earned 301 votes. Lee earned 297 votes. Aila received 324 votes. Akana earned 290 votes. Hanohano received 329 votes.
At-Large OHA Trustee
Brendon Kaleaina Lee
     In Pāhala, Waiheʻe earned 186 votes. Isa earned 99 votes. Lee earned 90 votes. Aila received 95 votes. Akana earned 145 votes. Hanohano received 150 votes.
     In Nā‘ālehu, Waiheʻe earned 237 votes. Isa earned 187 votes. Lee earned 177 votes. Aila received 154 votes. Akana earned 234 votes. Hanohano received 190 votes.
     In Ocean View, Waiheʻe earned 267 votes. Isa earned 270 votes. Lee earned 270 votes. Aila received 189 votes. Akana earned 336 votes. Hanohano received 322 votes.
     In Miloli‘i, Waiheʻe earned 98 votes. Isa earned 91 votes. Lee earned 82 votes. Aila received 60 votes. Akana earned 110 votes. Hanohano received 97 votes.
Maui OHA Trustee
Carmen Hulu Lindsey
     Statewide, Waiheʻe received 12.3 percent, with 146,954 votes. Isa received 9.7 percent, with 116,289 votes. Lee received 8.9 percent, with 106,079 votes. Aila received 8.7 percent, with 103,563 votes. Akana received 8.5 percent, with 101,120 votes. Hanohano received 7.7 percent, with 91,438 votes.
     In the Maui trustee race, Hawaiʻi County gave Carmen Hulu Lindsey 34 percent - 20,206 votes. Keʻeaumoku Kapu received 22.7 percent, with 13,483 votes. In Volcano, Lindsey earned 378 votes. Kapu earned 291 votes. In Pāhala, Lindsey earned 144 votes. Kapu earned 117 votes. In Nā‘ālehu, Lindsey earned 236 votes. Kapu earned 199 votes. In Ocean View, Lindsey earned 356 votes. Kapu earned 276 votes. In Miloli‘i, Lindsey earned 105 votes. Kapu earned 92 votes.
     Statewide, Lindsey took 30.6 percent, with 121,906 votes. Kapu took 24.8 percent, with 98,687 votes.
Oʻahu OHA Trustee Kalei Akaka
     In the Oʻahu trustee race, Hawaiʻi County gave Kalei Akaka 33.9 percent -20,159 votes. Esther Kiaʻāina received 25.9 percent, with 15,394 votes. In Volcano, Akaka earned 342 votes. Kiaʻāina earned 381 votes. In Pāhala, Akaka earned 172 votes. Kiaʻāina earned 92 votes. In Nā‘ālehu, Akaka earned 234 votes. Kiaʻāina earned 197 votes. In Ocean View, Akaka earned 320 votes. Kiaʻāina earned 307 votes. In Miloli‘i, Akaka earned 104 votes. Kiaʻāina earned 96 votes.
     Statewide, Akaka took 37.1 percent, with 147,629 votes. Kiaʻāina took 30 percent, with 119,385 votes.

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THE SUMMIT COLLAPSE OF 1868 SHOWED SIMILARITIES TO THIS YEAR'S COLLAPSE, reports this week's Volcano Watch, written by U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists and affiliates:
     The prolonged yet dramatic partial collapse of Kīlauea caldera this summer was the first to be observed in detail and the largest measured by subsidence volume of more than a dozen summit collapses in the past 200 years. The earliest known collapses – 1823, 1832, and 1840 – were large in subsidence volume but the process was not recorded by witnesses. The most recent collapses – 1919, 1922, and 1924 – involved smaller subsidence volumes, but were witnessed by Thomas Jaggar and his staff at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
     The collapse of 1868 was the first collapse after a hotel was established at the Kīlauea summit. Various observers were present for a few days each during the first weeks of the event. The months of March and April of 1868 are most often associated with strong earthquakes and Mauna Loa eruptions. The strongest earthquake, estimated a magnitude 7.9, generated a tsunami and a landslide, and also started a collapse of Kīlauea summit.
     According to Kaina, a Hawaiian resident of the summit area, Kīlauea Crater had been very active from late January to late March, with eight overflowing lava lakes. The lake activity increased greatly and, on March 27, when the first strong earthquakes – possible foreshocks of the M7.9 earthquake to follow – started, the crater floor was covered with lava lake overflows.
Looking southward of the south caldera of Kīlauea Volcano, showing the main collapse area. The south Sulphur Bank is 
in the left side of the photo. Uēkahuna Bluff, from where this photo was taken, cuts across the bottom and lower right 
corner of the photo. After the collapse of 1868, the caldera floor may have looked something like this. USGS photo
     On April 2, at a few minutes past 4 p.m., the above-mentioned M7.9 earthquake occurred, "which caused the ground around Kīlauea to rock like a ship at sea. At that moment, there commenced fearful detonations in the crater, large quantities of lava were thrown up to a great height; portions of the wall tumbled in. This extraordinary commotion, accompanied with unearthly noise and ceaseless swaying of the ground, continued" for three more days as the lava receded. By April 5, there was no lava to be seen in the crater – Pele had left Kīlauea.
     The April 2 earthquake also triggered brief eruptions in Kīlauea Iki Crater and in the Southwest Rift Zone. The Volcano House hotel may have suffered a cracked foundation.
     William Hillebrand descended into Kīlauea Crater on April 18: "At least two-thirds of the area of the crater towards W. and N.W. have caved in and sunk about 300 feet below the level of the remaining portion of the old floor." South Lake, near the Halemaʻumaʻu location, "was transformed into a vast pit, more than 500 feet deep."
     "The caving in of the floor seemed to be still in progression, for twice during our exploration of the crater, our nerves were disturbed by a prolonged heavy rumbling and rattling noise, as from a distance platoon fire of musketry." The collapse of the summit caldera that started on April 2nd was still going on the 18th.
     Hillebrand also noticed only the "faintest trace" of the "stifling, sulphurous, and acid gases" in the vicinity of lava lakes where those gases were formerly overpowering.
     The 2018 sequence of events had some similarities to the 1868 sequence. The level of the Kīlauea summit lava lake had been rising through April of this year and started dropping on May 3, as the Puna eruption commenced. On May 4, a magnitude-6.9 earthquake occurred, and on May 16, Kīlauea summit explosive events began. Over the next few weeks, subsidence of the summit caldera floor began and continued for more than two months. Gas emissions decreased dramatically.
Destruction caused by the 1868 great Kaʻū earthquake included the Waiʻōhinu Congregational Church. With a magnitude estimated at 7.9,  the earthquake was the largest in Hawaiʻi's recorded history. Photo by Henry L. Chase, published in Volcanoes of Kīlaueaand Mauna Loa on the Island of Hawaiʻi by W.T. Brigham, Bishop Museum Press, 1909.
     The descriptions of the 1868 collapses involving detonations, avalanches of the walls, and sinking of a large portion of the crater floor could also describe many of the 2018 caldera down-drop events; both the 1868 and 2018 summit subsidence involved a large part of the Kīlauea caldera floor, with a deep pit where Halemaʻumaʻu had been. The estimates of the amount of 1868 caldera floor subsidence, between 0.2 and 0.5 cubic km (0.05 to 0.11 cubic mi.), are smaller than the measurement of more than 0.75 cubic km (0.18 cubic mi.) of 2018 caldera subsidence.
     After the 1868 summit collapse and withdrawal of the lava lakes, lava returned for brief moments. The first reappearance was recorded on April 19 for less than an hour. By August and September of 1868, visitors reported that the deep pit was refilling, and the South Lake was active once more.
     Kīlauea summit collapses accompanied by lava lake draining are a routine part of the long-term refilling of the current caldera produced centuries ago. Each collapse has been followed eventually by reappearance of lava months, to years, later. We are waiting to see what will happen next.
Volcano Activity Updates
     Kīlauea is not erupting. Low rates of seismicity, deformation, and gas release have not changed significantly over the past week. Small earthquakes at Kīlauea's summit continue, as do aftershocks of the May 4 magnitude-6.9 earthquake on the volcano's south flank.
Halemaʻumaʻu's lava lake in May, emitting gasses. The lack
of any surface lava has lead to clearer skies for the area, island
and state. USGS photo 
    A slight inflationary trend near and east of Puʻu ʻŌʻō suggests that magma may be refilling the middle East Rift Zone. Low seismicity and reduced gas emissions do not indicate that the magma is shallow, but HVO continues to closely monitor this area and will report any significant changes.
     Sulfur dioxide emissions across Kīlauea remain drastically reduced, with a combined rate of less than 300 tonnes per day. Small amounts of hydrogen sulfide gas are being released in cooler, wetter volcanic environments, and from decaying vegetation and other organic matter. The human nose is extremely sensitive to the "rotten egg" smell of H2S; some people can detect this gas at less than 0.001 parts per million. Residents have reported smelling H2S downwind of Kīlauea, but these concentrations are well below hazardous levels. More info at ivhhn.org/information#gas
     Hazardous conditions still exist at both the LERZ and summit. Residents in the lower Puna District and Kīlauea summit areas on the Island of Hawaiʻi should stay informed and heed Hawai‘i County Civil Defense closures, warnings, and messages hawaiicounty.gov/active-alerts.
The USGS Volcano Alert level for Mauna Loa remains at NORMAL
     One earthquake on the Island of Hawaiʻi received three or more felt reports: a magnitude-2.7 earthquake 7 km (4.3 mi) west-northwest of Kalaoa at a depth of 10 km (6.2 mi) was reported felt on Monday, Nov. 5, at 4:22 pm.
     Vist volcanoes.usgs.gov/hvo for past Volcano Watch articles, Kīlauea and Mauna Loa updates, volcano photos, maps, recent earthquake info, and more. Call 808-967-8862 for weekly Kīlauea updates. Email questions to askHVO@usgs.gov.

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Kaʻū High Winter Sports Schedule through end of 2018
Girls Basketball:
Nov. 23 and 24, Fri. and Sat., Kaʻū Tourney
Dec. 3, Mon., @Konawaena, 6pm
Dec. 5, Wed., @Waiakea, 6pm
Dec. 15, Sat., host Laupāhoehoe, 2pm
Dec. 17, Mon., host HPA, 6pm
Dec. 19, Wed., host Kohala, 6pm
Dec. 22, Sat., @Parker, 4:30pm
Boys Basketball:
Nov. 28-Dec. 1, Wed.-Sat., Waiakea and Keaʻau Preseason Tourney, Varsity
Dec. 15, Sat., host Pāhoa
Dec. 18, Tue., @Keaʻau
Dec. 27., Thu., @Kealakehe
Wrestling:
Nov. 17, Sat., @Kealakeha, JV
Nov. 24, Sat., @Konawaena
Dec. 1, Sat., @Hilo
Dec. 8, Sat., @Waiakea
Dec. 15, Sat., @Oʻahu
Dec. 22, Sat., @Oʻahu
Soccer:
Nov. 17, Sat., JV @Waiakea
Nov. 28, Thu., Girls host Kealakehe, Boys host MLA
Dec. 1, Sat., @Honokaʻa
Dec. 3, Mon., host Kamehameha
Dec. 5, Wed., host Pāhoa
Dec. 8, Sat., Boys host Kohala
Dec., 11, Tue., @Kamehameha
Dec., 13, Thu., Girls host Makualani
Dec. 19, Wed., host HPA
Dec. 22, Sat., host Waiakea
Dec. 29, Sat., @Kona
Swimming:
Dec. 8, Sat., @HPA, 10am
Dec. 29, Sat., @Kamehameha, 10am

NEW and UPCOMING
Akaunu under the direction of Kumu Hula Manaiakalani Kalua.
Photo by Dino Morrow, from volcanoartcenter.org
EXPERIENCING ANCIENT HULA THROUGH THE PHOTOGRAPHER'S LENS, a special presentation featuring images by wold class hula and documentary photographer Dino Morrow, takes place on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Volcano Art Center's Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village.
     Morrow also shares tips and best practices on how to capture intimate hula images.
     Morrow is a documentary and portrait photographer who specializes in candid shots of indigenous and local cultures. His current focus is to witness and respectfully document Hawaiian and Indigenous cultures as an intimate and traditional expression: sense of place, identity, connection, art, values, spirituality and offering. "For Morrow, the ultimate value of an image is given when the participants accept the perspective, composition and feeling to be honorable and authentic. In order to achieve this, he relies on a personal connection with the subject and a keen sense of a deeper understanding from their perspective. In short, Morrow says 'Photography, for me, is trying to see what I feel…with a camera,'" states the event description at volcanoartcenter.org. For more, call 967-8222.

TWO PATCH CLASSES, SPONSORED BY TŪTŪ AND ME, ARE OFFERED AT THE PARENTS, Inc., OFFICE in Nā‘ālehu on Friday, Nov. 16. PATCH Class #407, Extending Books I, takes place from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., and PATCH class #207, Social Guidance: Helping Infants and Toddlers Develop Positive Peer Interactions, takes place from noon to 3 p.m. For more about the classes or to sign-up, call 238-3472 or email rhall@patch-hi.org.

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10
Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund and Nā Mamo o Kāwā ʻOhana Work Day, Sat., Nov. 10. Meet at 9:30am, Northern Gate, Kāwā. RSVP with James Akau, jakau@nmok.org, 561-9111, or HWF, kahakai.cleanups@gmail.com, 769-7629. For updates and notifications on upcoming ʻOhana Workdays, visit nmok.org or Facebook.

4th Annual Lā ‘Ohana: Health and Hawaiian Culture, Sat., Nov. 10, 9-4pm, Miloli‘i. Hawaiian cultural demonstrations and medicine; free health screenings; open enrollment from healthcare.gov; arts and crafts vendors, informational booths, foods, snacks, and entertainment. Fundraising for Miloli‘i Hipu‘u online virtual academy of Kua O Ka Lā Public Charter School. Free entry. Sponsored by Kalanihale, kalanihale.org. Potential vendors contact Ka‘imi Kaupiko, 937-1310, kkaupiko@gmail.com

Stained Glass Basics I, Sat. & Sun., Nov 10, 11, 17 & 18, 9-noon, Volcano Art Center's Ni‘aulani Campus, Volcano Village. Four session workshop for beginners with Lois Pollock. $90/VAC member, $100/non-member, plus $15 supply fee. Advance registration required; class size limited to 6 adults. 967-8222, volcanoartcenter.org

Nature & Culture: An Unseverable Relationship, Sat., Nov. 10, 9:30-11:30am, Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Moderate guided hike along the Palm Trail, approx. 2 miles. Learn about native plants that play a vital role in Hawaiian culture, and observe the catastrophic change and restoration of the land as it transitions from the 1868 lava flow to deeper soils with more diversity and older flora. Free. nps.gov/hawaiivolcanoes

Hawaiian LomiLomi Lapa‘au Breath of Ha Workshop, Sat., Nov. 10, 10-1pm, Volcano Art Center's Ni‘aulani Campus, Volcano Village. Kahuna Kumu Leina‘ala Brown teaches this level 1 training. $90/VAC member, $100/non-member. 967-8222, volcanoartcetner.org

Zentangle: Botanical Boarders and Beyond w/Dina Kageler, Sat., Nov. 10, 10-1pm, Volcano Art Center's Ni‘aulani Campus, Volcano Village. Returning tanglers encouraged to bring their favorite Zentangle supplies - loaner pens, pencils and watercolors available. $30/VAC member, $35/non-member, plus $10 supply fee. Bring light refreshment to share. 967-8222, volcanoartcenter.org

Hula Kahiko - Ka‘ea Lyons and Lily Kahelelani Dudoit w/Hālau Ka‘eaikahelelani, Sat., Nov. 10, 10:30-11:30am, hula platform near Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Free; park entrance fees apply. 967-8222, volcanohula@gmail.com, volcanoartcenter.org

Annual Volunteer Appreciation - Ice Cream, Brownies & Tie Dye Social, Sat., Nov. 10, 3-5pm, Volcano Art Center, Ni‘aulani Campus, Volcano Village. Volcano Art Center members welcome, others welcome to become members to attend. Julie Williams, 339-1699, volcanoartcenter.org

Ocean View Turkey Challenge, Sat., Nov. 10, 4-10pm, Terraces, 92-1885 Princess Kaiulani Blvd., Ocean View. D-Tech Solutions DJ Robert Unger, 4-7pm; K.O.A. band, 7-10pm. Adults only. Admission: One Keiki gift $10-15 value, unwrapped, no stuffed animals. Raffle Tickets $1 each, or 6 for $15; winners need not be present to win. Turkey plates available on site or to-go, $10. Proceeds fund Keiki Christmas at Kahuku Park. Competitors sign-up by Nov. 1. Contact Lee, 494-8835, or Kathie, 937-5865, peoplerdcare@gmail.com

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11
Pu‘u o Lokuana, Sun., Nov. 11, 9:30-11am, Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Short, moderately difficult, 0.4-mile hike to the top of the grassy cinder cone, Pu‘u o Lokuana. Learn about the formation and various uses of this hill over time. Enjoy breathtaking view of lower Ka‘ū. Free. nps.gov/hawaiivolcanoes

Veteran's Day Ceremony, Sun., Nov. 11, 3pm, Kīlauea Military Camp front lawn, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Keynote Speaker: Colonel Thomas Barrett, Commander USAG Hawai‘i. Veterans who will attend Ceremony are asked to call 967-8371 before Nov. 9 to receive complimentary meal ticket to KMC Veteran's Day Buffet. Open to KMC patrons and sponsored guests. Park entrance fees apply. 967-8356, kilaueamilitarycamp.com

Veteran's Day Buffet, Sun., Nov. 11, 4-7pm, Kīlauea Military Camp's Crater Rim Café, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Menu entrees: Prime Rib, Asian Infused Ono, and Vegetable Tofu Stir Fry. Meal tickets: $29.95/Adult, $15.95/Child (6-11 years old). Open to KMC patrons and sponsored guests. Veterans who will attend KMC Veteran's Day Ceremony at 3pm call 967-8371 before Nov. 9 to receive complimentary meal ticket to Buffet. Park entrance fees apply. 967-8356, kilaueamilitarycamp.com

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12
Veteran's Day Concert, Mon., Nov. 12, 10:30-4pm, Nā‘ālehu Community Center & Park. Free. Sponsored by ‘O Ka‘ū Kākou. Entertainment features acclaimed falsetto singer Mark Yamanaka and bands Shootz and Bottle of Blue. Paul Sakamoto and his Taiko drumming group perform. Food includes stew, rice, and mac salad w/Punalu‘u Sweetbread. okaukakou.org

Free STD Testing, Mon., Nov. 12, 9-noon, Ocean View Community Center. Sponsored by Hawai‘i Department of Health. 2nd Monday of month. Call for individual appointment for different day or time. Teenagers 14+ do not need parent consent. Always confidential. Free condoms and lube. 895-4927

Painting with Peggy, Mon., Nov. 12, noon-3pm, Volcano Art Center, Ni‘aulani Campus, Volcano Village. Ongoing Acrylic Painting Sessions w/Margaret "Peggy" Stanton for artists of all levels. No previous experience needed. $15 VAC members/$20 non-members per session. Email questions to peggystanton007@yahoo.com. volcanoartcenter.org, 967-8222

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13
How to Grow Culinary Herbs, Tue., Nov. 13, 1pm, Nā‘ālehu Public Library. Master Gardeners explain which herbs to buy, which to propagate, and how. Free seedlings provided while supplies last. Recommended for ages 10 and up. 939-2442

C.E.R.T. Discovery Harbour / Nā‘ālehu, Tue., Nov. 13, 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

The Wonderful World of Wine & Watercolor, Tue., Nov. 13, 4-7pm, Volcano Art Center's Ni‘aulani Campus, Volcano Village. Artist Nancy DeLucrezia shows how to transfer a photo onto watercolor paper and introduces basic painting techniques. Enjoy sampling of several wines. $30/VAC member, $35/non-member, plus $17 supply fee. 967-8222, volcanoartcenter.org

After Dark in the Park, Buffalo Soldiers: Trailblazers of the National Parks, Tue., Nov. 13, 7pm, Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Rangers Elaine Boddie and Julieanne Fontana tell the story of the African American Soldiers who were instrumental in building and protecting many National Parks, including Hawai‘i Volcanoes in it's infancy. Program co-sponsored by Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Free; donations help support park programs. Park entrance fees apply. 985-6011, nps.gov/hawaiivolcanoes

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14
Volcano Bay Clinic Mobile Health Unit Visits: Dental, Wed., Nov. 14, 8-5pm; Medical, Thu., Nov. 29, 1-5pm, Cooper Center, Volcano Village. Must be Bay Clinic, Inc. patient. Call 333-3600 to schedule appointment. See Cooper Center June and August newsletters for details. thecoopercenter.org

Lā‘au Lapa‘au - ‘Ike Hana No‘eau: Experience the Skillful Work, Wed., Nov. 14, 10-2pm, Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Local practitioner Momi Subiono uses herbs to help the Hawaiian community and aims to create renewed awareness, understanding, and use of plants for traditional healing. Free; park entrance fees apply. Co-sponsored by Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association. 985-6011, nps.gov/hawaiivolcanoes

Compassionate Communication Group, Wed., Nov. 14 & 28, 2-3:30pm, PARENTS Inc., Nā‘ālehu. 2nd and last Wednesday of every month thereafter. Free. Pre-registration required. Lindsey Miller, 333-3460

Yarn Scarecrow, Arts & Crafts Activity, Wed., Nov. 14, 2:30-3:30pm, Ka‘ū District Gym multi-purpose room, Pāhala. For ages 5-12. Register through Nov. 7 to 13. 928-3102, hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15
Hawai‘i Disability Legal Services, Thu., Nov. 15, 9-noon, Ocean View Community Center. ovcahi.org, 939-7033, ovcahawaii@gmail.com

Story Time with Auntie Linda from Tūtū & Me, Thu., Nov. 15, 10:30-noon, Nā‘ālehu Public Library. 929-8571

Family Reading, Thu., Nov. 15, 6-7pm, Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033, ovcahi.org

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16
PATCH Class #407, Extending Books I, Fri., Nov. 16, 8-11am, PARENTS Inc., Nā‘ālehu. Sponsored by Tūtū & Me. Open to all. Childcare not provided. 238-3472, rhall@patch-hi.org

PATCH Class #207, Social Guidance: Helping Infants and Toddlers Develop Positive Peer Interactions, Fri., Nov. 16, noon-3pm, PARENTS Inc., Nā‘ālehu. Sponsored by Tūtū & Me. Open to all. Childcare not provided. 238-3472, rhall@patch-hi.org

Volunteer Forest Restoration Project: Collecting and Processing Seeds, Fri., Nov. 16, 8:30-1pm, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, contact for meet-up location. Hosted by Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Volunteers must be at least 12 years of age and able to hike at least one mile over rough, uneven terrain. Release forms required. Co-signatures of adult required for volunteers under 18. Contact Patty Kupchak at forest@fhvnp.org or 352-1402 by Mon., Nov. 12. fhvnp.org

Exhibit: Christmas in the Country featuring the Annual Wreath Exhibition, daily, Nov. 16-Dec. 31, 9-5pm, Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Free; park entrance fees apply. 967-7565, volcanoartcenter.org

Relay Races, Arts & Crafts Activity, Fri., Nov. 16, 2-3pm, Kahuku Park, HOVE For ages 6-12. Register Nov. 7-14. Athletic shoes required. 929-9113, hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation

ONGOING
Tūtū and Me tuition-free traveling preschool, for keiki birth to five years old and their caregivers, has twice a week meeting in Pāhala, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., at Pāhala Community Center, and in Nāʻālehu at Kauahaʻao Church in Waiʻōhinu, Mondays and Wednesdays, from 8:45 to 10:45 a.m.
     Tūtū and Me also offers home visits to aid caregivers with parenting tips and strategies, educational resources, and a compassionate, listening ear. Visits last 1.5 hours, two to four times a month, total of 12 visits. Snacks are provided.
     To enroll in either free program, fill out enrollment forms found at pidf.org/programs/tutu_and_me/enrollment_forms, or call Linda Bong at 929-8571, or Betty Clark at 464-9634 or eclark@pidfountation.org.

Registration for Track & Field Practice open through Wed., Nov. 21, Kahuku Park, on Paradise Circle in H.O.V.E. Program for ages 6-14 to be held Dec. 3-Feb. 8. 929-9113, hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation

Volunteers Needed by St. Jude's Episcopal Church for community outreach, especially soup cooks and shower organizers, towel laundry, alter guild, and for the computer lab. Volunteers do not have to be members of the church. "Volunteering for St. Jude's Saturday Shower and Soup ministry is an opportunity to serve God in a powerful way," states St. Jude's. Contact Dave Breskin, 319-8333.

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