*Programs within Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park - via main entrance near Volcano Village - are subject to cancellation and changes due to volcanic activity at the summit. Kahuku Unit remains open and operational with additional hours: Wed through Sun, 9-3pm.
Kona Vet Center visits to Ocean View Community Center suspended until further notice. Veterans call 329-0574 for VA benefit information.
“Libraries Rock” Summer Reading Program: Hawai‘i State Public Library System, continuous through July 14, statewide & online. Register and log reading time at librarieshawaii.beanstack.org or at a local library - Nā‘ālehu, Pāhala, etc. Free. Reading rewards, activities and programs for children, teens, & adults. 2018 participants have a chance to win a Roundtrip for Four to anywhere Alaska Airlines flies!
Tūtū & Me Traveling Preschool Enrollment, Accepting Applications. Orientation for enrolled families begins Aug 1 & 2, with programs continuing following week in Nā‘ālehu on Mon & Wed, 8:45-10:45am, and Pāhala, Tue & Thu, 8:30-10:30am. Space limited. pidfoundation.org
Volcano Forest Runs Registration Open, online at volcanorainforestruns.com, Fees, before July 31: 5K - $30, 10K - $35, 1/2 Marathon - $85. Race Day Sat, Aug 18, Volcano Village. Race Director Sharron Faff, 967-8240
5th Annual Ka‘ū Coffee Trail Run Registration Open, online at webscorer.com/register?raceid=128145, Fees, before Mon, July 9: 5K, $25/person; 10K, $35/person; and 1/2 Marathon, $45/person. Race day Sat, Sept 22, 7 a.m.; begins and ends at Ka‘ū Coffee Mill, kaucoffeemill.com. Event organizers: ‘O Ka‘ū Kākou, okaukakou.org.
Pu‘u o Lokuana, Sun, July 1, 9:30 - 11 a.m., 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 and enjoy a breathtaking view of lower Kaʻū. Free. nps.gov/HAVO
Ham Radio Potluck Picnic, Sun, July 1, noon-2pm, Manukā State Park. Anyone interested in learning about ham radio is welcome to attend. Sponsored by South Point Amateur Radio Club and Amateur Radio Emergency Service. View sites.google.com/site/southpointarc or sites.google.com/view/southhawaiiares/home. Rick Ward, 938-3058
‘Ike Hana No‘eau, Experience the Skillful Work, July 1, 7, 8, 14, 25, 21, 22, 28, 29, 12:30pm, Kahuku Unit of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. Hawaiian cultural demonstrations and hands-on activities. Free. Check nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/cultural-programs.htm for details.
Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund Ka‘ū Estuary Restoration Workday, Mon, July 2, contact in advance for meet up time. Requires a short hike to access site. Pending volcanic activity/air quality. Space limited. Free; donations appreciated. firstname.lastname@example.org, wildhawaii.org
Ka‘ū Homeschool Co–op Group, Mon, July 2, 16, & 30, 1pm, Ocean View Community Center. A parent led homeschool activity/social group building community in Ka‘ū. Laura Roberts, 406-249-3351
Ocean View Volunteer Fire Department Meeting, Mon, July 2, 4-6pm, Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033, ovcahi.org
Free Community Dance, Fri, July 2 & 13, 7-10pm, Cooper Center, Volcano Village. Minors allowed with supervision only. Alcohol free event. Variety of music. Coffee, tea, water & snacks provided. Free admission; donations appreciated. 967-7800, thecoopercenter.org
Discovery Harbour Volunteer Fire Dept. Meeting, Tue, July 3, 4-6pm, July 17, 4:30-6:30pm, Discovery Harbour Community Hall. 929-9576, discoveryharbour.net
Ka‘ū Coffee Growers Meeting, Tue, July 3, 6-8pm, Pāhala Community Center.
4th of July Parade, Craft Fair, Wed, July 4, 9-1:30pm, Volcano Village. Free. Parade starts at Post Office, down Old Volcano Rd, ends at Cooper Center, Wright Rd. Activities, food and entertainment. Summer musical Oliver cast, Da Boni and Doug Duo, Da Digital Menehunes, and Christy Lassiter to perform. Silent auction in main room. Leashed dogs allowed. Provided by Cooper Center Council, Volcano Community Association and Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. To be in parade, download entry form at volcanocommunity.org and email to email@example.com. Vendors call Tara Holmes, 464-3625 (8-5pm), email firstname.lastname@example.org. thecoopercenter.org
*Hula Voices w/Kumu Manaiakalani Kalua, Thu, July 5, 5-6pm, Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Talk story session moderated by Desiree Moana Cruz. 967-8222, volcanoartcenter.org
Ocean View Neighborhood Watch Meeting, Thu, July 5, 6-7pm, Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033, ovcahi.org
Spaghetti Dinner, Fri, July 6, 5:30pm, St. Jude’s Episcopal Church, Ocean View. Single plate, $8, 2 for $15, family for $20. Tickets available at door. 939-7555, stjudeshawaii.org
Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund Pā‘ula Cleanup Event w/Ala Kahakai Trails Association and friends, Sat, July 7, contact in advance for meet up time at Wai‘ōhinu Park. Pending volcanic activity/air quality. Space limited. Free; donations appreciated. email@example.com, wildhawaii.org
Ka‘ū Roping & Riding Association’s 41st Annual 4th of July Buckle Rodeo, Sat & Sun, July 7 & 8, slack starts 8am, show starts noon, rodeo grounds behind Nā‘ālehu Park. Tickets available at gate, $8/person. Pre-sale tickets available $7/person around town from Rodeo Queen contestants. Ralph or Tammy, 929-8079
Palm Trail, Sat & Sun, July 7 & 29, 9:30-12:30pm, Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Moderately difficult, 2.6-mile loop traverses scenic pastures along an ancient cinder cone, with some of the best panoramic views Kahuku has to offer. nps.gov/HAVO
Art in the Everyday Community Quilt Project - Assembly Workshop, Sat, July 7, 10-4pm, Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus, Volcano Village. Visiting Artist Laura Phelps Rogers leads project with more to come throughout year. A sculptural, social engagement, public work, in which Rogers hopes to construct monumental sculptural quilt built of round wood 5” pieces - each blank and designed by community participants. Pick up blank piece and packet at Volcano Art Center Administration Office or at Wailoa Art Center. $10 donation. 967-8222, volcanoartcenter.org
Two Day Oil Painting Workshop w/Vicki Penney-Rohner, Sat-Sun, July 7-8, 10-4pm, Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus, Volcano Village. Beginners and Intermediate students welcome. Learn to create form using values and light. Class also explores painting water. $90/VAC Member, $100/non-Member. See volcanoartcenter.org for list of supplies needed.
‘Ōhi‘a Lehua, Sun, July 8, 9:30-11am, Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Learn about vital role of ‘ōhi‘a lehua in native Hawaiian forests, and many forms of ‘ōhi‘a tree and its flower on this free, easy, one-mile walk. nps.gov/HAVO
Air and Space Camp, Science Camps of America, July 9-18, based at Pāhala Plantation Cottages with field trips all around island. For local teens ages 13-17, entering grades 9-12. Topics: Solar system, moon, planets, space exploration, structure of atmosphere, weather, carbon cycle, climate, Hawaiian history and culture, Polynesian voyaging, hiking and camping skills. $2,395 per student, includes ground transportation, meals, etc. Financial Aid available. scicamp.org
Hawai‘i County Council Meetings, Tue/Wed, July 10(Committees)/11 (Council), Hilo, Tue/Wed, July 24 (Committees)/25 (Council), Kona. Ka‘ū residents can participate via videoconferencing at Nā‘ālehu State Office Building. Agendas at hawaiicounty.gov
C.E.R.T. Discovery Harbour/Nā‘ālehu, Tue, July 10, 4-6pm, Discovery Harbour Community Hall. Public invited to see what Community Emergency Response Team is about, and participate in training scenarios. Dina Shisler, firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-935-8087
The Wonderful World of Wine & Watercolor, Tue, July 10, 4-7pm, Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus, Volcano Village. Learn how to transfer a photo onto watercolor paper through basic techniques. $30/VAC Member, $35/non-Member, plus $17 supply fee. 967-8222, volcanoartcenter.org
Story Time with Auntie Linda from Tūtū & Me, Thu, July 12, 10:30-noon, Nā‘ālehu Public Library. 929-8571
Thursday Night at the Center: Witnesses in Words: The Literature of Kīlauea, Thu, July 12, 7-8pm, Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus, Volcano Village. A reenactment of first Western visitors to Kīlauea and their perspectives: William Ellis, Titus Coan, Mark Twain and Isabella Bird. Free; $5 donation suggested. 967-8222, volcanoartcenter.org
Oliver - Kīlauea Drama & Entertainment Network’s Production, Fi/Sat, 7:30pm, Sun, 2:30pm, July 13-29, UH Hilo Performing Arts Center. Tickets available after July 2 at Kīlauea General Store, Kea‘au Natural Foods, Basically Books, and The Most Irresistible Shop in Hilo. Tickets available at the door. $20 for general admission; $15 for seniors, 60+, and students; $12 for children, 12 and under. 982-7344, email@example.com, kden.org
Exhibit, Birds of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park: The Hawai‘i Nei Invitational Daily, July 13-Aug 4, 9-5pm, Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus, Volcano Village. Free. Opening reception: Fri, July 13, 5-7pm. Artists: John Dawson, Reyn Ojiri, Sarah Koh, Wendy Barske, Maria Macias, Cody Yamaguchi, Ann Guth and John Mydoock. Art represents endemic bird species. volcanoartcenter.org
2nd Annual Bi-Annual Quilt Show, Quilts In The Forest - Where the Path May Lead, Tue-Sat, July 13-Aug 3, 10-4pm, Volcano Art Center, Volcano Village. Free. Workshops and demonstrations planned in conjunction with show. Opening reception: Fri, July 13, 5-7pm. Fia Mattice, 967-8222, firstname.lastname@example.org. volcanoartcenter.org
Pancake Breakfast & Raffle, Sat, July 14, 8-11am, Ocean View Community Center. To volunteer, call 939-7033, ovcahi.org
Kāwā Volunteer Day, Sat, July 14, 9:30am, Kāwā. Sign up with James Akau, Nā Mamo o Kāwā, at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 561-9111. nmok.org
Realms and Divisions of Kahuku, Sat, July 14, 9:30-11:30am, Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Moderately difficult, two-mile, guided hike on Kahuku Unit's newest trail, Pu‘u Kahuku, explores the traditional Hawaiian classification system. Bring snack. Free. nps.gov/HAVO
Zentangle: Ink-Blown ‘Ōhi‘a w/Dina Wood Kageler, Sat, July 14, 10-1pm, Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus, Volcano Village. Celebrating Volcano’s premier rainforest tree, Ke Kumu ‘Ōhi‘a. Loaner pens, pencils & watercolors available. Bring Zentangle supplies, if able. No artistic experience necessary. $30/VAC Member, $35/non-member, plus $10 supply fee. Bring light refreshment to share. Register online, volcanoartcenter.org, or call 967-8222
Nature & Culture: An Unseverable Relationship, Sun, July 15, 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/HAVO
Discovery Harbour Neighborhood Watch Meeting, Mon, July 16, 5-6:30pm, Discovery Harbour Community Hall. 929-9576, discoveryharbour.net
Ocean View Community Association Board Meeting, Wed, July 18, 12:30pm, Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033, ovcahi.org
Hawai‘i Disability Legal Services, Thu, July 19, 9-1pm, Ocean View Community Center. ovcahi.org, 939-7033, email@example.com
Hawaiian Civic Club of Ka‘ū, Thu, July 19, 6:30pm, United Methodist Church in Nā‘ālehu. Pres. Berkley Yoshida, 747-0197
Thursday Night at the Center: The Joy and Challenges of Native Bird Photography in Hawai’i w/Jack Jeffrey, Thu, July 19, 7-8pm, Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus, Volcano Village. Photographer and biologist Jeffrey shares his experiences and photos. Free; $5 donation suggested. 967-8222, volcanoartcenter.org
1st Annual Hawaiian Wicked Tuna Jackpot - Classic Fishing Tournament Series, Fri-Sun, July 20-22, Honokahau Club House. All profits go towards marine conservation and youth educational programs in and around Miloli‘i. $300 entry fee, 4 per boat, $25 additional. Cash prizes $100-4,000. Qualifying weight of 50lbs. Grand Prize qualifies for Las Vegas Trip. Contact Wilfred Kaupiko, 896-6272, firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored by Kalanihale, kalanihale.org.
Birth of Kahuku, Sat, July 21, 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/HAVO
Writing From the Heart w/Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, Sat, July 21, 9:30-4pm, Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus, Volcano Village. Bring notebook, pen and lunch. $65/VAC Member, $75/Non-Member. Register online, volcanoartcenter.org or call 967-8222. franceskaihawwang.com
Ocean View C.E.R.T. Meeting, Sat, July 21, 10-1pm, Ocean View Community Center. Community Emergency Response Team monthly meeting/training. 939-7033, ovcahi.org
*Hula Kahiko - Kumu Kaho’okele Crabbe w/Halauokalani, Sat, July 21, 10:30-11:30am, hula platform near Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park (Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village if Park closed). Hula performance. Free. Desiree, 987-7288, email@example.com, volcanoartcenter.org
*Nā Mea Hula - Loke Kamanu and ‘Ohana, Sat, July 21, 11-1pm, Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park (Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village if Park closed). Hands on cultural demonstration. Free. Desiree, 987-7288, firstname.lastname@example.org, volcanoartcenter.org
Bunco & Potluck, Sat, July 21, 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
People & Land of Kahuku, Sun, July 22, 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/HAVO
25th Annual Hawai’i Conservation Conference, Ulu Ka Lāiā I Ke Kumu: From a Strong Foundation Grows an Abundant Future, July 24-26, Hawai’i Convention Center, Honolulu. Registration ongoing, $80+. hawaiiconservation.org
Kōkua Kupuna Project, Wed, July 25, 9-11am, St. Jude's Episcopal Church, Ocean View. Seniors 60 years & older encouraged to attend, ask questions, and inquire about services offered through Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i - referral required from Hawai‘i County Office of Aging at 961-8626 for free legal services. Under 60, call 1-800-499-4302. More info: email@example.com, 329-3910 ext. 925. legalaidhawaii.org
Summer Fun Event, Wed, July 25, 9:30-10:30am, PARENTS, Inc., Nā‘ālehu. Parents, caregivers and keiki create fun summer art; 0-7 years old. Wear clothes that can get messy. Art supplies, healthy snacks and drinks provided. Free. 333-3460, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vision Board Event, Wed, July 25, 4-6pm, PARENTS, Inc., Nā‘ālehu. 8-18 years old and parents/caregivers. Set intentions, goals and give voice to wishes and dreams by creating a vision board. Art supplies, healthy snacks and drinks provided. Free. 333-3460, email@example.com
Ka‘ū Community Children's Council, Thu, July 26, 12:30-1:30pm, Punalu‘u Bake Shop. Monthly meeting provides local forum for all community members to come together as equal partners to discuss and positively affect multiple systems' issues for the benefit of all students, families, and communities. Chad Domingo, text 808-381-2584, firstname.lastname@example.org, ccco.k12.hi.us
Volcano Bay Clinic Mobile Health Unit Visit, Thu, July 26, 1-5pm, Cooper Center, Volcano Village. Must be Bay Clinic, Inc. patient. Medical services offered last Thursday of every month. Dental to be announced. Call 333-3600 to schedule appointment. See Cooper Center June newsletter for details. thecoopercenter.org
Volcano Friends Feeding Friends, Thu, July 26, 4-6pm, Cooper Center, Volcano Village. Free community dinner for all. Additional packaged goods to take home - for those in need. Donations and volunteers encouraged. 967-7800, thecoopercenter.org
Coffee Talk, Fri, July 27, 9:30-11am, Kahuku Park, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. NPS Law Enforcement Rangers talk story about Mitigating Disaster in National Parks. Ka’ū coffee, tea, and pastries available for purchase. Free. nps.gov/HAVO
Second Annual Mālama Nā Keiki Festival, Sat, July 28, 9-1pm, Nā‘ālehu Park. Free. Health screenings: hearing, vision, height and weight, BMI. Education and activities: Prenatal Panel, breastfeeding class w/lactation specialists, grow your own plant! Also, keiki activities, food, entertainment and prizes. Host: Hui Mālama Ola Nā ‘Ōiwi. 969-9220, HMONO.org
Paths and Trails, Sat, July 28, 9:30-12:30pm, Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Moderately-difficult, 2-mile, hike with some of the most spectacular overlooks in Kahuku. Discover the ways people, animals, and plants got to Kahuku and the paths they followed. Free. nps.gov/HAVO
Discovery Harbour Volunteer Fire Department Tribute for James Masters, Sat, July 28, 4-10pm, Discovery Harbour Community Hall. 929-9576, discoveryharbour.net
Ka‘ū Food Pantry, Tue, July 31, 11:30-1pm, St. Jude's Episcopal Church in Ocean View.
Family Yoga Class, Wed, Aug 1, 9-10am, PARENTS, Inc., Nā‘ālehu. Wonderful way to embody connection. 3-12 years old and caregivers. All levels welcome. Wear comfortable clothes, bring a mat, if can, as supplies are limited. Free. 333-3460, email@example.com