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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Kaʻū News Briefs Sunday, November 11, 2018

The War Memorial at the Natatorium in Waikiki was the site of Veterans Day celebrations today that focused on the
Armistice that ended World War I, which drew more Hawaiʻi National Guard members than any war to date.
Photo from Gov. David Ige
SECOND HIGHEST NUMBER OF VETERANS in all 50 states, is the position of Hawaiʻi, said Gov. David Ige today, on Veterans Day: "I'm proud that the State of Hawaiʻi has the second highest number of veterans per capita in the nation. Mahalo to every warrior. You have our respect and aloha."
The Hawaiʻi Naval Militia in 1917, who deployed on
the U.S.S. St. Louis in WWI.
     He also posted photos of The War Memorial in Waikiki, where this Veterans Day is Armistice Day, celebrating the 100th anniversary of WWI, the Great War.
     The War Memorial has been the subject of much debate over recent years, in terms of tearing it down or restoring it. The War Memorial was built to honor the 101 people from Hawaiʻi who gave their lives, and more than 10,000 men and women from the territory of Hawaiʻi who volunteered to serve in World War I to support the U.S. government.
     WWI drew the highest number of Hawaiʻi National Guard deployment to date.
     In March of 1918, the Daughters and Sons of Hawaiian Warriors first proposed a memorial. Several years of planning led to its creation as the Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial on the shoreline. The salt water pool and memorial opened in 1927. Efforts are being made to preserve and to restore the facility, with a plan drawn up by the City & County of Honolulu. See natatorium.org.

The Natatorium has been closed for four decades but a group calling for restoration hopes to bring it back for
use by the public. Photo from National Trust for Historic Preservation
A VETERANS DAY MESSAGE FROM U.S. SEN. MAZIE HIRONO says: "This Veterans Day, we are reminded of the bravery and commitment of the men and women who have served and are still serving our country. As we recall their courage and strength, we must also ensure that their acts of valor are appropriately recognized."

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"FREEDOM IS NEVER FREE, "said state Sen. Kai Kahele in his message for Veterans Day: "Men and women have donned the uniform, taken up arms, and fought and died to preserve our rights and our freedoms.
Sen. Kai Kahele issued a statement on Veterans Day:
"Freedom is never free."
     "Every year on November 11th, our nation pauses to honor all of the men and women who have served in our armed forces while also remembering those who have paid the ultimate price for our country's freedom.
     "Former U.S. Senator John A. Logan once said, 'Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations, that we have forgotten, as a people, the cost of a free and undivided Republic.'
     "Let us all acknowledge and express our gratitude this Veterans Day, but let us remember those sacrifices each and everyday. It is also important to thank our military families for their sacrifices.
     "The courage and strength that our veterans exude are qualities which deserve only our highest gratitude."

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Mark Yamanaka will perform at the free Veterans Day 
Concert at Nāʻālehu Ballpark, on Monday, Nov. 12.
ʻO KAʻŪ KĀKOU VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION at Nāʻālehu Community Park happens tomorrow, Monday, Nov. 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
     "Join us in honoring our Veterans with lunch & entertainment," says the announcement. The free event will feature acclaimed Hawaiian falsetto singer Mark Yamanaka, Puna Taiko, and local groups Shootz and Bottle Blue.
     In celebrating all service persons, OKK would like to acknowledge those soldiers who gave "their lives for our freedom." From World War II: James Higashi, Isamu Ikeda, Reginald Osato, Yasuo Miyamoto, Toshio Kirito, Wendell Fujioka, Stephen Tong, and Jack Tanaka. From the Korean War: Edward Louis and Richard Murata.
     Contact OKK president Wayne Kawachi at 937-4773 for more. This is a drug and alcohol-free event.

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PONC FUNDING COULD BE CUT if a proposal is approved by the County Charter Commission, and it is placed on the 2020 General Election Ballot and approved by voters. The commission convenes once every ten years to discuss possible changes to the County Charter, which supersedes county codes and ordinances.
     A proposal under consideration for the 2020 ballot would cut funding for the Public Access, Open Space and Natural Resources Commission funding from 2 percent to 1 percent of property taxes collected for it. The measure would also remove a .25 percent maintenance fund collected from property taxes, and allow the County Council to suspend the fund in emergencies or when too much money accumulates.
     The commission discussed the proposal, CA-7, on Friday, Nov. 9, and will take it up again when it next meets Dec. 14.
     Kaʻū rancher Michelle Galimba, who serves on the Charter Commission, told The Kaʻū Calendar, "I am a huge fan of the PONC fund but I also understand the County's fiscal challenges. I hope that many people testify either in writing or in person about the issue."
     Hawaiʻi Tribune Herald writer Nancy Cook Lauer wrote in the Sunday paper that a commission subcommittee made the recommendations, noting that Hawaiʻi County's current 2.25 percent fund is more than twice what other counties take from property taxes for land preservation. Oʻahu and Kauaʻi each earmark .5 percent, while Maui earmarks 1 percent, according to the committee's research.
     A handful of testifiers opposed to the changes, wrote Lauer,  reporting that they "want to see Hawaiʻi Island retain its natural beauty and not become overdeveloped in the way they see Oʻahu and Maui." A majority of the testifiers were members of the Sierra Club, according to the Tribune-Herald. "We need to beat developers to the draw. They had their way with other islands and now they're coming here," said Cory Hardin.
     The fund administered by the Public Access Open Space and Natural Resources Preservation Commission, has purchased 14 properties – totaling about 4,451 acres – at a cost of $39.34 million, with about $10.5 million coming from outside grants. Putting the properties in public hands had reduced annual property tax collections by $21,818, the newspaper reported. The article noted that the PONC fund totaled $19.6 million as of Oct. 31, with another $6 million to be collected each year. It also noted that there is $3 million in the maintenance fund.
     Cutting the fund to 1 percent could pay for an additional 30 police officers, and improving other county core services, the committee reasoned.
Michelle Galimba, Charter Commission
member, who encourages public input on
reducing PONC funding.
     The two percent fund to conserve special properties and the .25 percent fund to maintain them are the only taxpayer funds unused during the county budget process. Under the new proposal by the Charter Commission committee,  .75 percent of the one percent collected would go for land purchases, with .25 percent for maintenance and upgrades.
     The funds could also be used for disabled access to properties, and amenities such as restrooms. It also would allow the County Council, by a two-thirds vote, to suspend the fund under certain circumstances, or when "necessary to prevent a reduction in the level of public services," according to the proposal.
     Lauer wrote that Commission Chairman Douglass Adams said that the proposals mean that "we're relying on the council, quote unquote, to do the right thing and the administration to, quote unquote, do the right thing."
     The newspaper quoted Debbie Hecht, who successfully campaigned for the open space fund to be put on the ballot all three times. She warned that the proposal does not bar the county from selling or donating these preserved lands. She warned there could be lawsuits from county partners in land purchases. "If you allow the county to sell these lands, it's sort of a slap in the face to voters."
     According to the Tribune-Herald, subcommittee members said current charter language "goes above and beyond what should be in the charter - the foundational governing document for the county - rather than in the county ordinance or code." The current language, said Commissioner Paul Hamano, is "not consistent with general charter language." The new language is "streamlined, less restrictive while fiscally responsible and allows for checks and balances," said Hamano, according to the newspaper report.
PONC funding contributed to the purchase of 786 acres at Kāwā. Photo by Julia Neal
     The commission didn't vote on the measure on Friday, as five of the 11 members were not present.
     Tribune-Herald reported former county Planning Director and Charter Commissioner Bobby Jean Leithead Todd saying, "I'm somewhat conflicted on it because on the one hand, I support having additional funds in a higher amount. On this island, there's over 1 million acres that's already in conservation and you can't really do a lot with that. We're taking lands that weren't in any danger of development and just moving them from private to public."
     Leithead Todd added she wants to see stronger language in the charter about the suspension of funds in emergencies, requiring "extraordinary circumstances" to reduce the fund, not just the finance director's say-so.
     If the commission votes in favor of the proposal on Dec. 14, it then goes to first reading of the commission, a public hearing, a second commission reading, and then to the County Council, which can't "kill the measure but is allowed to offer alternatives," reported the newspaper.
     See what former council member Brenda Ford has to say on the proposal on Kaʻū News Briefs from Oct. 16.

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TEAM PIKA WON THE HAWAIʻI ANNUAL CODE CHALLENGE. Team PIKA developed a method to track and manage energy consumption by University of Hawaiʻi, one of the state's largest energy consumers. The challenge was posed by the Office of Energy Management for the University of Hawaiʻi.
     Hawaiʻi Annual Code Challenge is open to everyone, from students to amateurs to professionals. Participants gather to find innovative ways to create a more effective, efficient, and open government, with solutions to challenges put forth by various State departments. This year's event took place over three weekends, Oct. 27 to Nov. 10. Challenges from multiple State departments focused on sustainability goals demonstrated in the Aloha+ Challenge Dashboard, focusing on social, economic, and environmental factors.
     This year, the AGathon, a hackathon focusing on agriculture developed by the Hawaiʼi Department of Agriculture and Hawaiʻi Technology Development Corporation, joined forces with the Code Challenge as the AGathon aligns with the Aloha+ Challenge dashboard's Food Production and Consumption goals.
     Robbie Melton, HTDC executive director and CEO, said, "HTDC and the AGathon community are committed to solving our agricultural sustainability issues. We were delighted to see the enthusiasm of the technology community as they come together to solve the challenges."
     The Code challenge is a hackathon-inspired competition, designed to engage the community in modernizing state functions and services, and support IT workforce development. Conceived by Gov. David Ige, the event is coordinated by the Office of Enterprise Technology Services, in partnership with Hawaiʻi Pacific University and HTDC.
     Said Ige,  "The outstanding talent of our local tech community was on full display during this year's competition. Congratulations to the winners and mahalo to all who developed creative solutions to the state's challenges."
     The award winners are: 1st Place Open Division – Team Pika – UH Energy Consumption; 2nd Place Open Division – Gucci Gang – Plant Identification App; 3rd Place Open Division – Plant Hawaiʻi – Plant Identification App; 1st Place High School – Mililani High School – UH Energy Consumption; 2nd Place High School – BuffnBlue – Dept. of Education Collaborative Network for Teachers; and AGathon Winner – Mahi Spray – Dept. of Agriculture Food Safety and Pesticide Tracking.
     Judges for the competition included the governor; state Rep. Jarrett Keohokalole; CIO Todd Nacapuy; Miller Abel, Principal Technologist, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Scott Enright, Chair, Department of Agriculture; Christine Sakuda, Executive Director, Transform Hawaiʻi Government; and Donna Scannell, Vice President of IT Operations, Kaiser Permanent.
     For more information, go to hacc.hawaii.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
Rose Adare hosts an Inspired Figure Drawing
Workshop, Nov. 17, at Volcano Art Center.
Photo from volcanoartcenter.org
ROSE ADARE OFFERS AN INSPIRED FIGURE DRAWING WORKSHOP on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Volcano Art Center's Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village. "Learn the tricks that can pull you out of any drawing funk," states the event description on volcanoartcenter.org.
     A variety of drawing techniques are covered, such as The Tornado and Pop & Lock Draw. Participants can also learn how different music influences their drawings and how stance and movement can play a role. "This is an out of the box way of drawing a model and connecting with your materials, the model, and your own creativity," states the event description.
     The class fee is $60 per Volcano Art Center member, or $65 per non-member, plus a $10 model fee per person. Students are asked to bring a pen, notebook, drawing materials such as charcoal, pencil, erasers, and a large pad of paper, 11" x 14" minimum. Register online at volcanoartcenter.org or call 967-8222.
Figure art by Rose Adare.
  Photo from volcanoartcenter.org
     Adare is a graduate of the San Francisco Academy of Art University with a full three year scholarship from the Temescal Atelier for Classical Realism. She trained under the esteemed living master David Hardy. During her time at the academy, Adare’s work was featured at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor for a Toulouse Lautrec retrospective.
     Adare began her Fine Art career at The Muse Studio, founding the annual Muse Showcase: A Celebration in Art and Music, in Berkeley, CA. Expanding throughout the Bay Area, Adare took on two solo shows, the first at the Sutter Gallery in San Francisco followed by another at Epic Arts in Berkeley. Struck by a municipal train in 2005, Adare spent the following years in physical rehabilitation and retaught her self how to paint. Returning to the art scene in 2009.
     Adare was accepted in the Schaefer Portrait Challenge in 2012 & 2015 and won 2nd place at the Wyland galleries Best of the West in 2013. Adare’s portrait series Restraint & Revolution was featured as part of a three woman concurrent solo show at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, and went on tour throughout the states with 21 evocative oil paintings.

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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

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18
People & Land of Kahuku, Sun., Nov. 18, 9:30-12:30pm, Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Guided, 2.5-mile, moderately difficult hike over rugged terrain focuses on the area's human history. Free. nps.gov/hawaiivolcanoes

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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