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Ka`u, Hawai`i, United States
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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Kaʻū News Briefs Saturday, November 10, 2018

Lonoikamakahi Relay traveled through Kaʻū yesterday, celebrating the Makahiki. Photo by James Akau
THE MAKAHIKI SEASON OPENED THIS WEEK with the Lonaikaukahi Relay traveling around the island. Runners from different aphupuaʻa and districts carry a carved staff with an image of an akua named Lono, and pass it from one to another around the mokupuna - the island.
The carved image of Lono visited Kāwā yesterday
during the Makahiki Relay around the island.
Photo by James Akau
     The Makahiki is a Hawaiian Thanksgiving following the harvest season. Participants often give thanks for the abundance Hawaiʻi offers its people, with prayers to god Lono - the Hawaiian deity of fertility and agriculture.
     The run itself is called the Makahiki Pule ʻĀina Holo. Runners and those accompanying them often stop for ceremonies and food from welcoming groups of people.
     Organizer Lanakila Manquail said that the run follows the practice of the Aliʻi procession that circled the island in the days of Hawaiian ancestors. "With deep humbleness and respect to the traditions of our kupuna, this walk or run is to give our time, energy, sweat, body and ha (breath) to feed the pule and consciousness of all to heal and malama our ʻohana, our lahui (nation) and our ʻāina."
Carrying the staff from one
community to another.
Photo by James Akau
     He said he was inspired by a similar revival embraced by the Pitt River Nation of Northern California. Hawaiians have participated in their run and Pitt River Native Americans have joined the Makahiki run here.
     Yesterday's procession stopped in at Kāwā where Nāʻālehu School children had been planting native botanical species on the grounds of the preserve, with guidance from Nā Mamo O Kaʻū.
   
Nāʻālehu students plant at Kāwā as the Makahiki
season opens with a run to celebrate the harvest.
Photo by James Akau
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KIKO JOHNSTON-KITAZAWA SHARED ENTHUSIASM for the canoe and sailing at a recent Talk Story in the Kahuku Unit of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes Natural Park. Kahuku Unit has long been a destination for hikers, birders, and nature lovers. It also became a canoe destination when Kiko Johnston-Kitazawa, a fourth-generation canoe builder, hoisted the sails of his double canoe against an incongruous backdrop of cinder cones and Koa trees.
Kiko Johnston-Kitazawa
     About 60 Kaʻū residents packed the interpretive center to talk story with the well-known canoe builder, sailor, and educator, and share in his fascinating perspective on sailing and building the iconic Hawaiian crafts.
     The audience was predictably curious about his huge, 28-foot double-hulled canoe, called a waʻa kaulua, parked on the grass outside the meeting place. He explained that it was built in 1993 from two hulls that were built in the 1950's. He added the wooden ʻiako (crossbeams) and planks to form the pola (platform) between the two canoe hulls. He then lashed all these parts together using traditional Hawaiian methods, namely rope. He also added a mast and sail to the platform. No nails, bolts, or screws were used in its construction, though dacron sail cloth is used for the huge sail.
     Ten people can sit comfortably in the two canoe hulls and paddle the sailing canoe, which can reach speeds of up to 21 knots.
     Johnston-Kitazawa delighted in detailing all the different styles of canoes, as though they were old friends, and explaining when and why each were used throughout Hawaiʻi's history. As he pointed out, the Polynesians that originally settled the state arrived by canoe, bringing many of the essential plants and some animals - such as dogs, pigs, and, unfortunately, rats. In those days, canoes were essential - not only for fishing and trading, but also for wars and unifying the islands.
Well-known canoe builder, sailor, and educator,
Capt. Kiko, perched atop his canoe.
     He showed a slide of a technical drawing of a traditional double-hulled canoe, made in 1839 by Admiral Paris. This has proved invaluable for modern Hawaiian boat builders and cultural practitioners keen to know the dimensions of canoes and materials from that period.
     His fascinating presentation was kicked up a notch, when, to the delight of his audience, he stripped off his western-styled hat, aloha shirt, and pants, and continued his presentation wearing a cape-like kihei draped over his shoulder, a malo around his waist. A head scarf and a lei completed the traditional costume.
     Captain Kiko, as he is known to fellow canoeists, was born on Oʻahu. His family moved to Hilo when he was about five years old. He remembers reading a book at 7 years old, in the Hilo Boys Club Library: Kodoku, Sailing Alone Across the Pacific by Kenichi Horie. He had his first sailboat at age 14 and his first captain's license at age 18.
     Kiko's father built surfboards and surfing outrigger canoes, while his mother, who was born in Hilo, was a secretary at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
     At 14 years old, he sailed from Hawaiʻi to Victoria, British Columbia, in Canada, on a 40-foot Canadian trimaran. He has since sailed from Hawaiʻi to Canada and California three times - a journey not favored by the prevailing winds.
The canoe in its natural habitat.
     Captain Kiko is married and has two sons. His family members sometimes join him on his excursions.
     He has been building and sailing traditional Hawaiian canoes in Hawaiʻi for over 30 years. When not delighting tourists with canoe trips in Hilo, he teaches the art of Hawaiian boat building to those interested in learning. Over the years, many people have stopped by his hālau waʻa (canoe shed) for his expert instruction and hands-on experience in building boats and lashing canoes.
     For more information on his canoe excursions run out of Hilo Bay, go to Captain Kiko's web page, waakaulua.com/index.htm.

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PĀHALA KARATE DOJO WON SEVEN MEDALS at the 14th Annual Kona (IKL) Karate Tournament Championship held at the Kekuaokalani Gymnasium, on Nov. 3, in Kona.
     Most students in the Dojo attended the tournament and either participated or helped with judging. The Pāhala Dojo is one of 28 dojos in the International Karate League. The tournament included dojos from Hawaiʻi Island and Oahu. IKL is a nonprofit 501c3 organization. The founder of IKL Walter Nishioka was present at the tournament.
Pāhala Dojo Medal Winners, left to right: Sensei Villa, Ethan Biason, Reyna 
Reddy, Nikaela Aurelio, Josiah Reddy, Cheska Aurelio, and Jake Villa. 
Photo from Sensei Villa
     Individual results for the Pāhala Dojo are: Jake Villa (Black Belt), 3rd place, Kobudo (Weapons) Men Open Black Belt Division; Ethan Biason (Blue Belt), 1st place, Kata Junior Blue Belt Division; Cheska Aurelio (Blue Belt), 3rd place, Kata Junior Blue Belt Division; Josiah Reddy (Green Belt), 2nd place, Kata Junior Green Belt Division, and 1st place, Kobudo (weapons) in Junior (Novice) Division; Reyna Reddy (Purple Belt), 2nd place, Kata Junior Purple Belt Division; Nikaela Aurelio (White Belt), 2nd place, Kata Junior Purple Belt Division.
     Pāhala Dojo trains every Tuesday and Friday at Pāhala Community Center. Karate conditioning class for new students is from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; beginner's class, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; advanced class, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Classes are open year round to new students. Call Sensei Francisco Villa for more information at 808-747-0640.

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Col. Thomas Barrett
VETERANS DAY CEREMONY AND BUFFET at Kīlauea Military Camp is open to the public tomorrow, Sunday, Nov. 11. The ceremony begins at 3 p.m., on Kīlauea Military Camp's front lawn, with the Veteran's Day Buffet to follow, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Kīlauea Military Camp's Crater Rim Café - all within Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.
     This year's ceremony Keynote Speaker is Col. Thomas Barrett, Commander of the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii. All veterans in attendance of the ceremony are invited to Kīlauea Military Camp's Prime Rib Buffet; pre-registered veterans will eat free of charge. The ceremony is free to attend.
     Call 967-8371 for additional information or see kilaueamilitarycamp.com.

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BELLS OF PEACE will ring around Hawaiʻi state on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m., in honor of Veteran's Day. This day marks the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I.
     All County of Hawaiʻi recycling, solid waste transfer stations, and landfills will be closed ion observance of the day, as will County and state offices and Post Offices.These locations will all also be closed on Thanksgiving.

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VOLCANO SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES MIDDLE SCHOOL THEATER NIGHT happens Thursday, Dec. 6, at 6:00pm in KMC's Kīlauea Theater. The 6th, 7th, and 8th graders will each perform a one-act play.
     The Sixth Grade will perform The Invisible Man by Tim Kelly: Mad scientist Jack Griffin has made himself invisible with a secret chemical, and plans to rule the world. While he perfects his project, he takes refuge in a wayside inn with comical characters including the inn managers, the Vicar and his wife, and a silly house keeper.
     The Seventh Grade will perform Last Stop Till Christmas by Pat Cook: While waiting for the bus Angela encounters others people, all waiting for the bus and all dealing with their own problems. But Angela knows the true meaning of the holiday. All of them just want Christmas to be over. Only Angela feels they are missing the best part of the season: the joy, the cheer, the color. Suddenly, two city workers place a Christmas tree near the bus stop. Angela takes out an ornament and makes a promise to the others. If they put the ornament on the tree, whatever they wish for will come true. One of them tries it and his wish does come true. This funny and warm-hearted one-act is full of oddball characters and situations.
     The Eighth Grade will perform The Quest: A Fairy Tale with Attitude By Eddie McPherson: The teacher at the exclusive Fantasy Academy challenges her fairy tale character students to embark on a quest to gather three hard-to-obtain items and cure Grandma of what ails her. Villain Huff-n-Puff's plot to snatch the basket of goodies away from Little Red With a Hood might fail if Grandma gets better. The fairy tale students fight off the wolf and his sidekick, Tag-Along Troll, to attain the items needed. Naturally, in the end, their quest is successful and Grandma is better than ever.
     Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. Park Entrance fees may apply.

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MANDATORY WINTER ATHLETICS PARENTS MEETING for athlete students involved in Swimming, Soccer, Basketball, and Wrestling. The meeting, where videos will be shown, happens Thursday, Nov. 15, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., in the Kaʻū High and Pūhala Elementary Bandroom.

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throughout Kaʻū, from Miloliʻi through Volcano, and free on 
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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
HAWAI‘I WILDLIFE FUND OFFERS THREE VOLUNTEER DAYS THIS MONTH, with the first taking place Saturday, Nov. 10, in partnership with Nā Mamo o Kāwā, working on the estuary at Kāwā. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Northern Gate, which is accessible via 2-wheel-drive, at 9:30 a.m. The event is free; however, donations are welcome. Sign-up with James Akau of Nā Mamo o Kāwā at namamookawa@gmail.comjakau@nmok.org or call 561-9111. See nmok.org. Or R.S.V.P. to Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund, kahakai.cleanups@gmail.com or call 769-7629.
Become a Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund volunteer, remove debris from beaches,
and help restore estuaries and anchialine ponds along the Ka‘ū Coast.
Photo from facebook.com/hawaiiwildlifefund
     On Saturday, Nov. 17, Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund hosts an Anchialine Pond Volunteer Work Day at Ho‘onoua and Marine Debris Survey at Kamilo. As all Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund transportation seats have been filled, those who have not already signed-up are asked to provide their own 4-wheel-drive transportation to the work site after meeting Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund staff at Wai‘ōhinu Park that morning - contact kahakai.cleanup@gmail.com or call 769-7629 in advance for more details and meet up time.
     Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund's Artist's Volunteer Clean-up at Kamilo takes place on Sunday, Nov. 25, for which limited seats in Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund transportation are available. Volunteers are welcome to provide their own 4-wheel-drive transportation to the clean-up site from Wai‘ōhinu Park- contact kahakai.cleanup@gmail.com or call 769-7629 in advance for more details and meet up time. See wildhawaii.org.

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LOCAL ARTISTS SELL AND DISPLAY THEIR CREATIONS at Ocean View Community Center on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon, for Art Affair. The event offers residents and visitors the opportunity to support local artists while gift shopping for the coming holidays. For more, call 939-7033.

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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

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17
Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund Ho‘onoua Anchialine Pond Volunteer Work Day & Marine Debris Survey at Kamilo, Sat., Nov. 17, contact in advance for meet up time at Wai‘ōhinu Park. Seats full. BYO-4WD welcome. Free; donations appreciated. RSVP to kahakai.cleanups@gmail.com or call 769-7629 for more.

Art Affair, Sat., Nov. 17, 9-noon, Ocean View Community Center. Local artists sell and display their creations. 939-7033, ovcahi.org

Fundraising Bazaar, Sat., Nov. 17, 9-2pm, Kauaha‘ao Congregational Church, Wai‘ōhinu. Free entertainment and "flea market" attendance. Church will sell Kalua Pig plate lunch, containers of Kalua Pig, and Smoked Meat bowls, as well as baked goods, produce, and crafts. Potential vendors submit Vendor Application by Fri., Nov. 2. $10 booth fee suggested donation. Individuals, schools, clubs, and sports/athletic groups invited to vend. Debbie Wong Yuen, dwongyuen.kauahaaochurch@gmail.com, 928-8039

Birth of Kahuku, Sat., Nov. 17, 9:30-11:30am, Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Explore 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. Free. nps.gov/hawaiivolcanoes

Inspired Figure Drawing Workshop w/Rose Adare, Sat., Nov. 17, 10-3pm, Volcano Art Center's Ni‘aulani Campus, Volcano Village. Out of the box way of drawing a model and connecting. Variety of drawing techniques covered, including The Tornado, Pop & Lock Draw. $60/VAC member, $65/non-member, $10 model fee. See volcanoartcenter.org for supply list and to register. 967-8222

Ocean View C.E.R.T. Meeting, Sat., Nov. 17, 10-1pm, Ocean View Community Center. Community Emergency Response Team monthly meeting/training. 939-7033, ovcahi.org

Hula Kahiko - Ha‘amauliola Aiona w/Ke Kula ‘O Nāwahīokalani‘ōpu‘u Public Charter School, Sat., Nov. 17, 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

Nā Mea Hula w/Loke Kamanu and ‘Ohana, Sat., Nov. 17, 11-1pm, Volcano Art Center Gallery porch. Hands on cultural demonstration. Free; park entrance fees apply. 967-8222, volcanohula@gmail.com, volcanoartcenter.org

Multi-Cultural Demos and Activities: Learn a simple hula, Sat., Nov. 17, 12:30pm, Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Hawaiian cultural demonstration and hands-on activity. Free, supplies provided. nps.gov/hawaiivolcanoes

Bunco & Potluck, Sat., Nov. 17, 6pm, Discovery Harbour Community Hall. Popular game played with nine dice. Bring dish to share. Margie Hack, 541-954-8297

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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