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Saturday, September 08, 2018

Kaʻū News Briefs Saturday, September 8, 2018

Hurricane Olivia could be a Tropical Storm when she reaches Hawaiʻi Island on Tuesday and could pass over
the island Tuesday night. Civil Defense warns residents to be prepared. Winds could be over 60 mph.
Satellite image from NOAA
BE PREPARED FOR OLIVIA is the word throughout Kaʻū from community groups and Civil Defense. During the annual meeting of the Wood Valley Water Cooperative today, members said they expect to be threatened by flooding and are preparing for an emergency that could arrive as early as Tuesday evening.
    Olivia blew into the Central Pacific today. At 5 p.m., Olivia was 935 miles east of Hilo, with winds of 80 mph, moving west near 16 mph. The Central Pacific Hurricane Center stated, "This motion is
expected to continue with some slowing in forward speed through Monday. A turn toward the west-southwest is expected by Tuesday. On the forecast track, Olivia will be near the main Hawaiian Islands later Tuesday."
     The National Hurricane Center stated: "Olivia is forecast to approach the main Hawaiian Islands from the east on Tuesday, and pass close to or over the Islands on Wednesday. It is too soon to determine the exact location and magnitude of any impacts, but interests in Hawaiʻi should continue to monitor the progress of Olivia, and use this time to enact your hurricane action plan."
     The National Hurricane Center also warned: "Do not focus on the exact track or intensity forecast, or any specific landfall location, as errors can be large at extended time ranges. Tropical storm or hurricane conditions could be felt anywhere in the islands as significant impacts could extend well away from the center."
Lt. Cmdr. Rebecca Waddington and Capt. Kristie Twining
 made history as the first female Hurricane Hunter crew. They
 flew into Hector near Hawaiʻi last month. Photo from NOAA
     The Central Pacific Hurricane Center predicted that the most likely start of tropical storm force winds would be about 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Near her center, Olivia's winds could remain at 75 mph on Tuesday, and 65 mph when possibly crossing over the island Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
     Civil Defense warns of possible heavy flooding and high winds.
     A Hurricane Hunter crew planned a flight into Olivia this weekend. Last month, two women pilots made history, flying into
Hurricane Hector, which threatened Hawaiʻi. Lt. Cmdr. Rebecca Waddington and Capt. Kristie Twining were the first all-woman crew to pilot a hurricane mission.

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SUPPORTING THE STATE'S EFFORT TO PROTECT GUN CONTROL LAWS, received a nod from the Hawaiʻi County Council this week. The Council voted to pay for a private attorney to challenge the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in July that would allow the public to openly carry firearms. A Hilo man went to court with a California backer of Second Amendment Rights footing his attorney bills after the county refused to issue him a permit, usually reserved for security guards and law enforcement officers. The county is cooperating with the state in deciding whether to appeal the decision. See story in yesterday's Kaʻū News Briefs.

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PROPOSED REGULATIONS FOR VACATION RENTALS drew some 20 speakers and recommendations from the County of Hawaiʻi Planning Department at a Windward Planning Commission meeting Thursday. The draft regulations originated from the County Council and continue to circulate through the county administration, planning commissions and council meetings for input.
     In its current form, it would require registration of all existing vacation rentals except house sharing rooms, like AirBnBs where the operator lives onsite.
     Owners would pay $250 per year for a county license for each vacation rental unit. New vacation rentals would be prohibited in residential and agricultural areas. They would be allowed in the resort zone. Existing vacation rentals would be grandfathered if registered and complying with building codes. Vacation rentals on agricultural lands would be grandfathered in if registered and on lots established before June 4, 1976.
     The purpose of the regulations, according to a handout from the county Department of Planning, is to:
     Limit the conversion of the Island's much needed residential housing into visitor vacation accommodations and to protect the quality of life in local neighborhoods;
     To encourage preservation of workforce housing opportunities within the County's mixed-use, urban centers;
     Identify appropriate Zoning Districts that best support the operation of Short Term Vacation Rentals;
     Establish policies serving to permit an regulate single-family and multi-family residential dwelling units that will be approved to operate as visitor accommodations;
     Provide an opportunity for continued operation of legal, preexisting Short Term Vacation Rentals located outside of appropriate Zoning Districts through the granting of a nonconforming Use Certificate;
     Provide a process for the registration of all Short Term Vacation Rentals; and
     Adopt standards for the management of all Short Term Vacation Rentals.
     The proposal moves next to the Leeward Planning Commission meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20.

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David M. Forman
Karen T. Nakasone
THE JUDICIAL SELECTION COMMISSION GAVE SIX NOMINEES for a vacancy in the Intermediate Court of Appeals to Gov. David Ige this week. The position has been vacant since Associate Judge Lisa M. Ginoza was elevated to the position of Chief Judge of the Intermediate Court of Appeals in April. Ige has until Friday, Oct. 5, to make his selection.
    David M. Forman, 52, is currently the director of the Environmental Law Program at the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Forman attended UH Mānoa and Harvard College before receiving his Juris Doctor at the William S. Richardson School of Law at UH Mānoa. While at Harvard College, Forman was a National Merit Scholar and a member of the Ivy League varsity football championship team of 1987.
Keith K. Hiraoka
Geoffrey K. S. Komeya
     Keith K. Hiraoka, 59, is a Judge with the First Circuit Court, State of Hawaiʻi. He is a graduate of the University of Hawai'i, Mānoa, and the Boalt Hall School of Law, BerkeleyCalifornia. Judge Hiraoka has also been an attorney in practice for 33 years, a USSF soccer referee and a musician. He is a member of the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court Permanent Committee on the Rules of Civil Procedure and Circuit Court Civil Rules. He is also a member of the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court Civil Justice Improvements Task Force.
     Geoffrey K. S. Komeya, 52, is an attorney/shareholder at Cronin, Fried, Sekiya, Kekina & Fairbanks, Attorneys at Law. He is a graduate of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, where he earned a B.A. and M.A in English. Komeya earned his Juris Doctor at the William S. Richardson School of Law, where he also was an adjunct professor from 2004-2005.
John M. Tonaki
     Karen T. Nakasone, 48, is currently a Judge in the First Circuit Court. She attended the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, the University of Ryukyus in OkinawaJapan and Bryn Mawr College where she earned a B.A. in Political Science. Judge Nakasone earned her J.D. at the Boston University School of Law. She was a congressional intern for U.S. Rep. Patsy Pink, and the recipient of the 1989 Okinawan Prefectural Government Scholarship.
Clyde J. Wadsworth
     John M. Tonaki, 58, is a public defender with the State of Hawaiʻi. He earned a B.A. at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa before attending Hastings College of Law at the University of California where he earned his Juris Doctor. Tonaki was the director of the Mānoa Youth Baseball League from 2004-2009.
     Clyde J. Wadsworth, 60, is the solicitor general of the State of Hawaiʻi, Department of the Attorney General. He earned a B.A. in politics at Princeton University and his Juris Doctor at the UCLA School of Law. Wadsworth served as president of the Hawaiʻi LGBT Legal Association, and was pro bono counsel for the ACLU of Hawaiʻi.

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REP. TULSI GABBARD APPEALED TO PRES. DONALD TRUMP this week to back the United Nations in providing safe passage for civilians who want to leave the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib. She said Idlib "is a major al-Qaeda stronghold.
Tulsi met with Syrian women about the travesties of the war in
2017. Photo from Office of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard
     "In order to greatly reduce civilian casualties from this battle between Syrian government forces and al-Qaeda, the Trump Administration must immediately put its full support behind the UN's proposal to create a safe corridor that would allow civilians to evacuate Idlib. With UN supervision and support by the US and neighboring countries, UN Envoy Staffan de Mistura's proposal could drastically reduce the number of casualties and allow civilians to clear the city before the brutal war for control of Idlib begins.
     "Please share this urgent message: Trump must act now to save Syrian lives. To date, the Trump Administration has shown no leadership toward finding a peaceful resolution, and instead has added fuel to the fire and only escalated an already devastating situation in Syria. The Administration has failed to take action against al-Qaeda in Syria, allowing this terrorist organization to take control of Idlib. The Trump administration has not learned from our failed history in Iraq and Libya. Instead, they continue to bolster al-Qaeda, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, and 'rebel' allies instead of focusing on eliminating terrorist factions, protecting civilians, and working toward peace.
Syrian children. Photo from Office of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard
     "The Syrian people have suffered for far too long, surrounded by death and destruction, with many refugees forced from their home as a result of this war. The United States should take a stand for peace and join the United Nations to protect the innocent people whose lives have been forever changed by this war.
     "This action should have already been taken, and it may be too late. Recent reports indicate al-Qaeda is doing everything they can, including blowing up bridges and executing civilians and fighters who try to escape, so they can keep them in Idlib and use them as human shields. The Trump Administration must act now for the sake of the people, security, and peace."

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WILDFIRE LOOKOUT! TIPS CAMPAIGN is on fire this month. Hawaiʻi Wildfire Management Organization and partners are running statewide radio PSAs running until the end of September - on 95.9 FM-The Beat for Hilo area, 93.9 FM for Kona - and social media posts on Facebook and Twitter.
     "Did you know 99 percent of wildfires in Hawaii are started by people, both by accident and by arson? Did you know wildfires have burned 34,000 acres statewide since mid August, which is double the annual average?" asks HWWO.
     To help raise public awareness to help prevent wildfires and to increase home and neighborhood resiliency from wildfires, HWMO suggests the following:
  ·  Like the Hawaiʻi Wildfire Management Organization Facebook page and share the Wildfire LOOKOUT! tips.
  ·  Retweet the Wildfire LOOKOUT! tips by @hawaiiwildfire.
  ·  Print and post the stand-alone printable tips around workplaces and community gathering spots, found at HawaiiWildfire.org/lookout.
     HWMO is a non-profit organization based in Kamuela. The organization welcome inquiries from community groups and associations on wildfire prevention and hazard reduction. The organization has supported 11 communities to become Fire Wise recognized as they increased their resiliency to wildfire. Call with questions and requests at 808-885-0900 or email tamara@hawaiiwildfire.org.

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Print edition of The Kaʻū Calendar is free to 5,500 mailboxes 
throughout Kaʻū, from Miloliʻi through Volcano, and free on 
stands throughout the district. Read online at kaucalendar.com
   Sat., Sept. 15, 1pm, @ Kohala
   Sat., Sept. 22, 3:30pm, host Lanai @ Keaʻau
   Sat., Sept. 29, 11am, host Pāhoa
   Sat, Oct 6, 12pm, host Kohala
   Sat, Oct 13, BIIF Semi-Finals at Kamehameha
Girls Volleyball:
   Wed., Sept. 12, 6pm, @ Christian Liberty
   Fri., Sept. 14, @ Kamehameha
   Mon., Sept. 17, 6pm, host Lapahoehoe
   Wed., Sept. 19, 6pm, host Kohala
   Thu., Sept. 20, 6pm, @ Honokaʻa
   Tue., Sept. 25, 6pm, @ HPA
   Fri., Sept. 28, 6pm, host Kona
   Mon., Oct. 1, 6pm, host HAAS
   Tues, Oct 2, 6pm, @ Kealakehe
   Fri, Oct 5, 6pm, host Keaʻau
   Wed, Oct 10, 6pm, @ Parker
   Fri, Oct 12, 6pm, host St. Joseph
Cross Country:
   Sat., Sept. 8, 10am, @ Kamehameha
   Sat., Sept. 15, 10am, Keaʻau
   Sat., Sept. 22, 9am, @ HPA
   Fri., Sept. 28, 6pm, host Kona
   Mon., Oct. 1, 6pm, host HAAS
   Sat, Oct 6, 2pm, @ Kealakehe
   Sat, Oct 13, BYE

Image from volcanoartcenter.org
VOLCANO ART CENTER ANNOUNCES A NEW WEEKLY SERIES OF HAWAIIAN VALUES PRINTMAKING CLASSES, inspired by their Legacy Program, which begin this month, on Monday, Sept. 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
     "Using a collection of donated linoleum block prints by Dietrich [Varez] and his wife Linda, participants can witness the direct connection between the natural environment and Hawaiian principles and values," states the event description on volcanoartcenter.org.
     The program follows Volcano Art Center's Ni‘aulani Nature Walk through the native Hawaiian rainforest, which takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. During the new Monday program (excludes holidays), guests can ink carved linoleum-block prints dipicting flora and fauna found in the diverse Hawaiian rainforest environment. Classes in September will meet on Sept. 10, 17, and 24. 
     The program is free; however, a $5 supply fee applies. The class is supported by the County of Hawai‘i Research and Development Office. Registration is not required. For more, call 967-8222. See volcanoartcenter.org.

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Pancake Breakfast and Raffle, Sat., Sept. 8, 8-11amOcean View Community Center. To volunteer, call 939-7033, ovcahi.org

Kāwā Community Workday, Sat., Sept. 8. Meet at 9:30am at Northern Gate, Kāwā. Sign up with James Akau, Nā Mamo o Kāwā, at namamookawa@gmail.com, jakau@nmok.org, or 561-9111. nmok.org

Hiʻiaka and Pele, Sat., Sept. 8, 9:30-11:30am, Kahuku Unit of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Discover Hawaiian goddesses and the natural phenomena they represent on this free, moderate, one-mile walk. nps.gov/HAVO

Zentangle: Fancy Fiddles w/Dina Wood Kageler, Sat., Sept. 8, 10-1pm, Volcano Art Center's Niʻaulani Campus, Volcano Village. Celebrates Volcano's Hāpuʻu tree ferns. Loaner supplies available. Zentangle Basics and watercolor experience helpful but not required. $30/VAC member, $35/non-member, plus $10 supply fee. Bring light refreshment to share. volcanoartcenter.org, 967-8222

ʻŌhiʻa Lehua, Sun., Sept. 9, 9:30-11am, Kahuku Unit of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Learn about vital role of ʻōhiʻa lehua in native Hawaiian forests, and many forms of ʻōhiʻa tree and its flower, on this free, easy, one-mile walk. nps.gov/HAVO

5th Annual Volcano Winery Harvest Festival, Sun., Sept. 9, 4-7pm, Volcano Winery. Benefit for Volcano School of Arts and Sciences. Music, food, wine, and raffle. $40/adult (21+). Purchase tickets in advance. 967-7772, volcanowinery.com

Kaʻū Homeschool Co–op Group, Mon., Sept. 10 and 24, 1pmOcean View Community Center. A parent-led homeschool activity/social group building community in Kaʻū. Contact prior to attending to confirm location in case of field trip. Laura Roberts, 406-249-3351

C.E.R.T. Discovery Harbour/Nāʻālehu, Tue., Sept. 11, 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

Volcano Bay Clinic Mobile Health Unit Visits: Dental, Wed., Sept. 12, 8-5pm; Medical, Thu., Aug 27, 1-5pmCooper CenterVolcano Village. Must be Bay Clinic, Inc. patient. Medical services offered last Thursday of every Month; Dental, second Wednesday. Call 333-3600 to schedule appointment. See Cooper Center June newsletter for details. thecoopercenter.org

Arts and Crafts Activity: Dove Foldable For Peace, Wed., Sept. 12, 3:30-5pm, Pāhala Community Center. For keiki in grades K-8. Register Sept. 4-11. Free. hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation, 928-3102

Story Time with Auntie Linda from Tūtū and Me, Thu., Sept. 13, 10:30-noon, Nāʻālehu Public Library. 929-8571

Hawaiian Civic Club of Kaʻū, Thu., Sept. 13, 6:30pm, United Methodist Church in Nāʻālehu. Pres. Berkley Yoshida, 747-0197

Free Community Dance, Fri., Sept. 14, 7-10pmCooper CenterVolcano Village. Minors allowed with supervision only. Alcohol-free event. Variety of music. Coffee, tea, water, and snack provided. Free admission; donations appreciated. 967-7800, thecoopercenter.org

Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fund "Get the Drift and Bag It" International Coastal Cleanup, Sat., Sept. 15, contact in advance for meet up time at Waiʻōhinu Park. 4WD needed, some space available but limited. RSVP. Free; donations appreciated. kahakai.cleanups@gmail.com, wildhawaii.org

Palm Trail, Sat., Sept. 15, 9:30-12:30pm, Kahuku Unit of Hawaiʻi 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

John D. Dawson Studio Sale, Sat.-Sun., Sept. 15-16, 10-3pm, Volcano Art Center's Niʻaulani Campus, Volcano Village. Sale includes original acrylic and watercolor paintings, rough sketches, and pen and ink drawings from decades of work as a well-known professional illustrator. Special preview to VAC members Fri., Sept. 14, 4-6pm. Contact Emily C. Weiss, 967-8222, or visit volcanoartcenter.org.

Ocean View C.E.R.T. Meeting, Sat., Sept. 15, 10-1pm, Ocean View Community Center. Community Emergency Response Team Monthly meeting/training. 939-7033, ovcahi.org

Hula Kahiko - Paul Neves w/ Hula Hālau Kou Lima Nani E, Sat., Sept. 15, 10:30-11:30am, hula platform near Volcano Art Center Niʻaulani Campus, Volcano Village. Hula performance. Free. Desiree, 987-7288, volcanohula@gmail.com, volcanoartcenter.org

Nā Mea Hula w/ Loke Kamanu and ʻOhana, Sat., Sept. 15, 11-1pm, Volcano Art Center Niʻaulani Campus, Volcano Village. Hands-on cultural demonstration. Free. Desiree, 987-7288, volcanohula@gmail.com, volcanoartcenter.org

Potluck and Dance, Sat., Sept. 15, 5:30pm, Discovery Harbour Community Hall. Live music by Shootz Band. BYOBeverage. $5/ticket. Register at office by Sept. 12. Discovery Harbour Community Association, 929-9576

Bunco and Potluck, Sat., Sept. 15, 6pm, Discovery Harbour Community Hall. Popular game played with nine dice, also known as Bonko or Bunko. Bring dish to share. Margie Hack, 541-954-8297

5th Annual Volcano Winery Harvest Festival tickets on sale for event on Sun., Sept. 9. Benefit for Volcano School of Arts and Sciences. Music, food, wine, and raffle. $40/adult (21+). 967-7772, volcanowinery.com

5th Annual Kaʻū Coffee Trail Run Registration Open, online at webscorer.com/register?raceid=128145. Fees through Sept. 10: 5K, $35/person; 10K, $45/person; and 1/2 Marathon, $55/person. Fees Sept. 11-20:  5K, $55/person; 10K, $65/person; and 1/2 Marathon, $75/person. On Race Day, $75 per person, any race. Race Day is Sat., Sept. 22, 7 a.m.; begins and ends at Kaʻū Coffee Mill, kaucoffeemill.com. Event organizers: ʻO Kaʻū Kākou, okaukakou.org.

Activities at Kahuku Park - within Hawaiian Ocean View Estates - over the next two months, include two physical activities, three arts and crafts activities, and a Park Beautification Day.
     For all ages:
     - Friendship Bracelets: Wed., Sept. 19, 3 to 4 p.m. Registration open Sept. 10 through 14.
     - Park Beautification Day: Fri., Sept. 28, 1:30 to 4 p.m. Registration open Sept. 19 through 26.
     Activities are free to attend. For more, call Teresa Anderson at 929-9113 or visit the park during business hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 12:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. and Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. See hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation/.

Free Arts and Crafts Activities at Pāhala Comunity Center happen on Wednesdays in September, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., through the end of Sept., for keiki in Kindergarten through 8th grade.
     - Sept. 12: Dove Foldable For Peace. Register through Sept. 11.
     - Sept. 19: Handprint Tree Art. Register Sept. 13 through 18.
     - Sept. 26: Beaded Wind Chime. Register Sept. 19 through 25.
     For more, call 928-3102 or visit the community center during business hours: Monday-Thursday and Saturday, from noon to 8 p.m., or Friday, from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. See hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation/.

Tūtū and Me Traveling Preschools Temporary Nāʻālehu Location is Kauahaʻao Church in Waiʻōhinu. Meeting days and times remain the same: Mondays and Wednesdays, from 8:45 to 10:45 a.m. Pāhala site program meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., at Pāhala Community Center.
     Tūtū and Me also offers home visits to those with keiki zero to five years old, to aid with parenting tips and strategies, educational resources, and a compassionate listening ear. Free. Visits last 1.5 hours, two to four times a month, total of 12 visits. Snacks are provided.
     To enroll in either program, fill out enrollment forms found at pidf.org/programs/tutu_and_me/enrollment_forms, or call Linda Bong at 464-9634. Questions: Clark at 929-8571 or eclark@pidfountation.org.

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.

Ocean View Vet Center Visits Suspended until further notice. Veterans, call 329-0574 for VA benefit information. ovcahi.org

Harmony Educational Services, Home Based Educational Programs - Open Enrollment through Oct 15; harmonyed.com/hawaii. Partnered with four local public charter schools, Harmony offers benefits of homeschooling with resources available to public schools. Interested families can also contact Rayna Williams at rwilliams@harmonyed.com or 430-9798.

Disaster Recovery Center open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Pāhoa Neighborhood Center at 15-3022 K
auhale St. See information applicants need to bring, or register online, at fema.gov/disaster/4366. If you are a survivor who has left the area, call 800-621-3362. Salvation Army distribution center at Pāhoa Community Center on Tue, Thu, and Sat, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. To donate, contact 756-0306.

Find Your Park, invites Hawai
ʻi Volcanoes National Park, to kamaʻaina and tourist alike. Experience authentic Hawaiian cultural programs, guided hikes, After Dark events, and more from Kaʻū to Volcano to Hilo, while the partial closure of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park continues.
     Free of charge, with no entry fees, rangers offer new and familiar programs at Kahuku Unit, Volcano Art Center's Niʻaulani Campus, and Mokupāpapa Discovery Center and Prince Kūhio Plaza in Hilo.
Kahuku Unit
     Kahuku events are posted to the park website, nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/kahuku-hikes.htm.
     Regularly scheduled Guided Hikes, monthly Coffee Talk, daily Ranger Talks, with cultural demonstrations and activities on weekends.
     Guided Hikes on Saturdays and Sundays begin at 9:30 a.m. Meet the ranger at the welcome tent. Can't make a guided hike but want to get to know Kahuku better? The Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park will tailor a customized trek just for you. Contact Friends through their website. Proceeds support Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.
     Coffee Talk, held the last Friday of the month, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Visitor Contact Station. Dr. Frank Bonaccorsoreveals "A Day in the Life of ʻŌpeʻapeʻa - the Hawaiian Hoary Bat," and shares a 24-hour cycle of the only land mammal native to Hawaiʻi on Fri., Aug. 31.
     Ranger Talks introduce the natural, cultural and historic attributes of Kahuku on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 a.m., at the Visitor Contact Station.
     ʻIke Hana Noʻeau: Experience the Skillful Work Cultural Demonstrations and Activities, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., at the Visitor Contact Station.
     Picnic in the Park: Join Kahuku for Hawaiian music and hula. Bring a picnic lunch or opt to buy lunch from food trucks on this family-friendly day. Supported by the Friends of Hawaiʻi VolcanoesNational Park. Sun., Sept. 16, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Volcano Art Center's Niʻaulani Campus
     Find Park Rangers in Volcano Village daily, at the Volcano Art Center's Niʻaulani Campus at 19-4074 Old Volcano Rd. Rangers are there 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to provide talks and answer questions about the current eruption.
     After Dark Near the Park at the Volcano Art Center's Niʻaulani Campus. Each event will have a different subject matter.
Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
     Find Park Rangers in downtown Hilo, Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rangers provide daily eruption updates. At 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., they give a talk about all five of Hawaiʻi Island's volcanoes, including Kīlauea. Get NPS Passport Books stamped. Located at 76 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo.
Prince Kūhio Plaza
     Find Park Rangers alongside the park's non-profit partner, Hawaiʻi Pacific Parks Association, at their brand new mall store.
Grand Naniloa Hotel
     Find Park Rangers stationed at the Grand Naniloa Hotel in downtown Hilo on Sundays and Mondays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Rangers provide eruption updates at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The park film that is normally available to visitors at Kīlauea Visitor Center at the Summit, Born of Fire, Born in the Sea, is shown every half-hour beginning at 9:30 a.m.
     Park rangers also greet incoming arrivals at the Hilo International Airport, welcome cruise ship passengers as they disembark at the Port of Hilo, and inform visitors at ʻImiloa Astronomy Center most Sundays.

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