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Kaʻū News Briefs Friday, October 5, 2018

Miss Kaʻū Coffee, Reishalyn Kekoa Jara, fired the pistol to start this year's Kaʻū Coffee Trail Run. The fifth annual race,
beginning and ending at Kaʻū Coffee Mill, welcomed 211 runners in 5K, 10K, and Half-Marathon events.
See story, below. Photo from ʻO Kaʻū Kākou

U.S. SENATORS VOTED 51 TO 49 this morning to close debate on confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and take the nomination to a final Senate vote. It is scheduled for tomorrow.
     District Two Hawaiʻi Sen. Mazie Hirono, who represents Kaʻū, voted "No." She pointed to Kavanaugh's testimony refuting allegations of sexual assault. "Judge Kavanaugh launched into a partisan, political screed that contradicted everything he has ever professed to believe about the way judges should behave." She said: "It is clear that Brett Kavanaugh has spent his career misstating facts and misapplying the law in order to further his partisan, political agenda."See her speech.
Sen. Mazie Hirono's view on Judge Brett Kavanaugh
See her speech here.

     In addition to calling this week's investigation of the Kavanaugh allegations a "sham," Hirono called the investigation "a fig leaf for the Republicans to hide behind. It is a talking point for their continued and predictable criticism of Democrats. 'See?' they will say, 'you wanted an FBI investigation and you got one. But now it isn't good enough for you.'"

     In the wake of assault allegations that Dr. Christine Balsey Ford brought in testimony before the Senate, Republican Senators Jeff Flake, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, and Sheldon Whitehouse supported an investigation, along with Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin, who often votes along Republican lines. After the investigation, however, all but Murkowski voted to move the confirmation to the final vote. It could be the closest Supreme Court Justice confirmation vote in 130 years, the LA Times noted this evening. Many Supreme Court Justices, including Anthony M. Kennedy, a Republican, who said this week he opposed Kavanaugh's confirmation, received 100 percent favorable votes for their Senate confirmations.
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Left: Horseshoe-shaped crater of Mount St. Helensin 1980, formed by a landslide that removed the top of the volcano. The crater is about 2 km (1.2 mi) wide and the floor is about 600 m (1,970 ft) below the crater rim. Right: Halema‘uma‘u, nestled in the summit crater of Kīlauea Volcano, on August 1, the day before the last collapse event. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory building is visible at far right. USGS photos

DEPUTY SCIENTIST-IN-CHARGE STEVEN BRANTLEY at U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory is the subject of this week's Volcano Watch. Written by the scientist himself, read below how volcano collapses mark the beginning and end of of his career:

USGS HVO Deputy Scientist-in-Charge Steven Brantley, over an image of
the lava river that flowed from fissure 8. Photo from Big Island Video News
     My 37-year stint with the U.S. Geological Survey – 16 years at the Cascades Volcano Observatory and 21 at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory – ends this month.

     I feel privileged to have spent a long career observing volcanoes, supporting my colleagues, and striving to help people understand the potential impacts of eruptions. Upon reflection, I'm struck by the extraordinary "collapse" events that bookended my career, beginning at Mount St. Helens in 1981 and ending at Kīlauea Volcano in 2018.

     It took only minutes for the top and north flank of Mount St. Helensvolcano to collapse in a massive landslide on May 18, 1980. The fearsome eruption that followed led to the creation of CVO – modeled after HVO – for scientists to focus long-term investigations and keep a watchful eye on Cascade Rangevolcanoes.

Fissure 8 cone and the long line of steaming areas extending uprift (west). 
Thermal images (inset) show no signs of lava within the cone - the 
small collapse pit in the center of the crater floor is cold. USGS photo

     My journey with volcanoes began there as a surveyor in the debris-clogged river valleys downstream of Mount St. Helens. Soon thereafter, I volunteered to serve as media liaison for CVO. Fifteen years later, I moved to Hawaiʻi to coordinate and develop HVO's website.

     This month, my USGS career is ending on the heels of the collapse of Halema‘ma‘u and adjacent caldera floor at the summit of Kīlauea. The collapse occurred as an enormous outpouring of lava on the volcano's lower East Rift Zone 40 km (25 mi) away buried more than 700 homes and 35 sq km (13.7 sq mi) of land with flows as thick as 25 m (80 ft).

     Halema‘ma‘u was eventually deepened by more than 500 m (1,600 ft) and widened (east-west) by 1.8 km (1.1  mi), equivalent to a volume loss of 0.9 cu km (1.2 billion cubic yards). As magma drained from the summit reservoir, the overlying crater floor collapsed piecemeal more than 60 times, dropping more than 2 m (6.5 ft) with each event. Each of these collapses released energy equivalent to that of a magnitude-5 earthquake.

Satellite images of Leilani Estates subdivision before and after the eruption. USGS photos

     Many eruptions in the U.S. and abroad, some with dire consequences, spanned the volcano-collapse bookends of my career. Only four years into my work at CVO, the 1985 eruption of the Colombian volcano Nevado del Ruiz killed more than 25,000 people when lahars (volcanic mudflows) swept down several river valleys.

     Thousands of people had, for many decades, unknowingly built their communities on lahar deposits from earlier eruptions of the volcano. This eventually created the dilemma faced by Colombian authorities when the volcano awakened a year before the deadly eruption: How long could evacuation of thousands of people be delayed to minimize economic upheaval and political costs of a too-early evacuation or false alarm?

Closer satellite images of Leilani Estates subdivision's fissure 8, before and after the eruption. USGS photos

     This dilemma is universal for current emergency-management authorities and elected officials as increasing numbers of people live and work on the slopes of volcanoes or within areas known for potential volcanic hazards.

     The dilemma also creates increasing challenges for scientists to improve their capabilities to monitor and interpret volcanic behavior so they can issue more accurate and timely warnings of eruptions and potential consequences. They must also effectively communicate the results of their work before, during, and after eruptions to raise awareness of volcano hazards to an increasingly interested and demanding media and public.

LanipunaGardens subdivision.
Pohoiki Road
runs left to right through the center of the image. The Puna Geothermal Ventures site is in the upper left portion of the image. USGS photos
     There have been many successful responses to sudden periods of volcanic unrest since the Nevado del Ruiz tragedy. Two eruptions stand out for me because bold actions taken by officials and scientists saved thousands of lives: Mount Pinatubo, Philippines, in 1990, and Mount Merapi, Indonesia, in 2010. See volcanoes.usgs.gov/observatories/hvo/hvo_volcano_watch.html?vwid=57. Many USGS colleagues were directly involved in helping scientists in both countries.

     USGS work on volcanoes, primarily in the U.S.but also abroad, is possible because of the long-term public investment in our Nation's five volcano observatories. The ever-growing knowledge and experience of observatory personnel with different volcanoes and types of eruptions are invaluable for helping to prevent future volcano emergencies from becoming volcanic disasters.

The area of Kapoho. Kapoho Crater is in the left portion of the image. Lava filled much of the crater, including the small nested crater that contained GreenLake. The Kapoho Beach Lots subdivision is in the right side of the image, north of KapohoBay, and was completely covered by the fissure 8 lava flow. Vacationland Hawai‘i, in the lower right corner of the image, was also completely covered, along with the adjacent tide pools. Kapoho Farm Lots, near the center of the image, is also beneath the flow. USGS photos

     I bid a fond farewell to my colleagues at HVO and the other four U.S. volcano observatories, as well as other volcano scientists, emergency professionals, educators, land managers, naturalists, and media with whom I've had the pleasure of working. And to everyone in Hawaiʻi who has supported and challenged HVO and participated in dozens of community meetings during the past few years, mahalo nui loa (many thanks) for your sincerest aloha!

A large black sand beach remains at Pohoiki, sand continuing 
to block access to the boat ramp. Thick fissure 8 lava flows can 
be seen in the lower left portion of the image. USGS photo

Volcano Activity Updates

          HVO is lowering the Volcano Alert Level of Kīlauea for ground based hazards from WATCH to ADVISORY. This means volcanic activity has decreased significantly but continues to be closely monitored for renewed activity. The Aviation Color Code is also being lowered from ORANGE to YELLOW. It has been 30 days since lava has been active at the surface of Kīlauea Volcano. HVO monitoring indicate that resumption of eruption or summit collapse is unlikely in the near-term.
     At Kīlauea's lower East Rift Zone and summit, seismicity and ground deformation remain low. Active lava has not been seen within the fissure 8 cone since September 5. Minor fuming from the cone was visible during the past week. Webcam images of the fissure 8 cone show that a portion of the crater wall near the northern spillway area has slowly shifted during the past 2 weeks, indicating some instability of the cone in this area. An overflight the morning of Oct. 3 at Puʻu ʻŌʻō and the fissure 8 cone showed no lava was present in the vents. No collapses at Puʻu ʻŌʻō have been observed during the past week. The combined sulfur dioxide emission rates at Kīlauea's summit, Puʻu ʻŌʻō, and lower East Rift Zone is less than 300 tonnes per day – lower than at any time since late 2007.

A thick plume obscured views into Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō's, but thermal 
images show the bottom of the crater appears to still be 
covered in collapse rubble. There are no signs 
of any hot material. USGS photo

     A magnitude-3.1 quake happened 28 km (17 mi) west of Pepe‘ekeo at 19 km (12 mi) depth on Oct. 1 at

     Visit volcanoes.usgs.gov/hvofor past Volcano Watch articles, Kīlauea and Mauna Loa updates, volcano photos, maps, recent earthquake info, and more. Call 808-967-8862 for a Kīlauea summary update. Email questions to askHVO@usgs.gov.

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HAWAIʻI VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK has released its overflight schedule for October. USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory may also conduct flight operations over Kīlauea and Mauna Loato assess volcanic activity and maintain instrumentation. The Park says in the release it regrets any noise impact to residents and park visitors. Dates and times are subject to change based on aircraft availability and weather.

     "Management of the park requires the use of aircraft to monitor and research volcanic activity, conduct search-and-rescue missions and law enforcement operations, support management of natural and cultural resources, and to maintain backcountry facilities," says the release.
     Oct. 9 and 11, between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m., supplies and crews for petrel monitoring will be flown between Mauna Loa at about 9,000 foot-elevation and the helicopter pad at Kīlauea summit. Oct. 15 and October 17, from , between ‘Ōla‘a Agricultural Lot to ‘Ōla‘a New Unit in Volcano, fencing material and equipment will be shuttled in, and old material will be hauled out. Oct. 18, between and , overflights for ungulate (wild goats/sheep) surveys and control work in Kahuku Unit, above 5,000 ft. elevation.

     On Oct. 24, between and , a crew will be taken from ‘Āinahou to Kamo‘oali‘i, between 600-foot and 2,000-foot elevation, for invasive fountain grass survey and control. Oct. 30, between and , more ungulate surveys and control work in Kahuku Unit, below 4,500-foot elevation. Oct. 30, between and , overflights to survey and control invasive guinea grass along Keauhou Trail, from the coast to 2,700-foot elevation.

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CERTIFIED, OFFICIAL RESULTS FOR THE KAʻŪ COFFEE TRAIL RUN were released and posted this week: webscorer.com/race?raceid=153619. People came from as far away as Japanand Australiato participate in the fifth annual event. Miss Kaʻū Coffee fired the pistol to start the race under beautiful, vog-free skies on Saturday, Sept. 22. Eddie-O served as Master of Ceremonies.
     The Run saw 211 runners of all ages compete: 110 in the 5k, 47 in the 10k, and 54 in the Half-Marathon. The trail winds around coffee and macadamia nut orchards and the rainforest near Kaʻū Coffee Mill, where all three races started and ended. Sponsored by ʻO Kaʻū Kākou, Edmund C. Olson Trust II, Kaʻū Coffee Mill, BioAstin, and Webscorer, the annual event raises money to invest in programs run by ʻO Kaʻū Kākou, for the benefit of Kaʻū.

Half-Marathon winner Patrick Stover reaches on the final stretch at the Kaʻū Coffee Mill Run.
 Photo from ʻO Kaʻū Kākou

     Kaʻū's Denny family ran together in the 5k. Megan Denny, in the 40-to-49-year-old category – she won it in 2016 – placed first, 11th overall, at 55:19.3. Justin Denny (40-49) finished 30th for men, 36th overall, and 6th in his category, at 1:02:13.3. Justin Denny III (19 & under) finished 11th for men, and 6th in his category, at 54:26.4. Molly Denny (19 & under), at 1:08:58.9, finished 25th for the Women's 5k, 7th in her category.
     Kaʻū racers Ray and Alida Gandy both won in their 5K age groups for 70 and up. Alida came in at 1:11:24.3, Ray at 1:24:12.1.
     In another Kaʻū family affair, the 5K race saw Neil Fried (60-69), at 1:07:04.1 and Caren Lebel-Fried (50-59), at 1:07:653.3, arriving at the finish line next to each other. Neil placed first in his category, and Caren placed 4th.
     Patrick Stover (30-39) of Kona took first for men in the Half-Marathon, at 1:10:06.5. Second place was Sérgio Florian (30-39), at 1:15:44.6. Third was Jacob Fansler (40-49), at 1:26:14.5.
     Bree Brown, of Kona, took first in the Women's Half-Marathon, at 1:21:23.3. Second place was Noe McMahon of Kaʻū, at 1:52:19.1. Third was Amy Young of Keaʻau – who took third in this year's Volcano Rain Forest Runs women's Half-Marathon – at 1:35:33.2.

People of all ages participate in the Kaʻū Coffee Trail Run. Megan Denny 
(#752) from Pāhala won the 5K women's race. Denny's son, Justin Denny III
 (#754), finished 6th in his category. Megan's husband and 
daughter raced the 5K, too. Photo from ʻO Kaʻū Kākou

     Lyman Perry (50-59) of Kaʻū finished the 10K in first place for the men, at 1:04:08.5. Second place went to Brian Shiro (40-49), at 57:23.7. Third went to Brian Leo (30-39), at 59:48.3.
     Women of the 5K were led by Megan Denny of Kaʻū, with Maychaila Gibson (19 & under) in second place, at 57:53.3. Jennifer Hayes (40-49) came in third, at 59:33.9.
     The 10K women's race first place went to Julia Scharwaechter (50-59), at 1:04:37.7. Breianon Hamer came in second at 1:06:43.1. Third place was Melinda Cianci, at 1:07:23.2.
     5K men were led by Scott Snair (30-39), at 47:57.9. Second and third places went to men in the 19 & under category: Daryl Sampaga at 48:35.2, and Kekailoa Rosati-Supnet at 48:49.7

     The Volcano to Moloiʻi community was strongly represented at the race, with many high-placing runners. Here are the names and times of participants from the area:
     Aside from Lyman, who took first overall in the 10K, this region was represented in the 10K race wholly by women. In the 30-39 category, Kimberly Weisenborn took 4th at 1:30:02.8, Laura Awong 5th at 1:33:17.4, Virginia Remley 6th at 1:34:14.9, and Kara Regehr 7th at 1:34:16.9. Lisa Parr (50-59) came in 4th, at 1:39:36.5.
     The woman's Half-Marathon saw the region represented by Noe McMahon (20-29), who came in second overall, first in her category, at 1:52:19.1. Sally Marrack (40-49) came in second in her category, 6th for overall women, at 2:19:38.9.

Master of Ceremonies Eddie-O (left) takes a selfie with a 
fan before the start of the Annual Kaʻū Coffee Trail Run 
in Pāhala on Sept. 22. Photo from ʻO Kaʻū Kākou
     The Half-Marathon men's race featured more Volcano to Miloliʻi residents: Adam McGhee (30-39) in 5th for his category, at 2:07:43.5; Shawn Mishler (50-59), finished first in his category, 13th overall, at 2:16:06.5; and Mark Kaili Jr. (20-29), came in at 2:59:27.9, placing third in his category.
     The Men's 5K runners from this region included Takami Munnerlyn, the youngest racer, a five year old competing in his third year. He finished at 1:18:33.8. Jesus Santiago (19 & under), came in 8th in his category, at 54:29.1. Creed Bates, the only Men's 5K entry in the 20-29 category, came in 14th overall, at 55:10.3. In the 30-39 category, Kurt Hall, 17th overall at 56:02.4, placed ahead of his only other 5K category contender, Eric Gonzales, who finished at 1:13:03.9. Representing this community in the 50-59 category, Kim Choate placed third, at 1:01:08.7; Chris Hollis 4th, at 1:02:38.7, and Ani Apostol 7th, at 1:09:19.8. Richard Probst (60-69) came in 7th, at 1:26:21.8.
     The Women's 5K runners from Volcano to Miloliʻi included two 19 & under entrants: Marie Pearson, third, at 1:05:01.3, and Isabella Gonsales, 6th, at 1:06:38.5. Kayla Soder was the only Kaʻū runner in the 20-29 category, in first, placing 6th overall, at 1:00:14.7. Carla Lind was 4th in the 30-39 category, at 1:04:44.4, and Lisa Napoli was 7th, at 1:12:49.6. The 40-49 field had Sheryl Cobb in 5th at 1:15:21.2, Shirley Saribay 8th at 1:25:20.8, Nami Kurokawa 10th at 1:30:37.1, and Kayo Munnerlyn 11th at 1:30:40.9. Kathy Baxter placed third in the 50-59 category, at 1:06:14.8, with Lynn Morrison in 6th at 1:09:35.7; Meredith Linden 7th at 1:19:06.1; Cassandra Cupples 8th at 1:20:00.0, and Sheila Bruening hot on her heels in 9th, at 1:22:58.3. Kaʻū had two entrants in the women's 60-69 category: Robin Stratton in second, at 1:09:05.4, and Sharlee Cotter in 4th, at 1:15:31.1.

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HOMECOMING THIS WEEKEND AT KAʻŪ HIGH SCHOOL will see the Trojans football team hosting Kohala at PāhalaBallPark. The game starts Saturday at .

     The Trojans' post-season game is Saturday, Oct. 20, also at PāhalaBallPark, where the home team will be challenged by Kohala or Pāhoa, depending on the winner of the Oct. 13 game. They will wear light jerseys, while Kaʻū wears dark jerseys. Game time is

     BIIF Division I and Division II Championship games will be announced at a later time. See the remaining Fall schedule, below. 

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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, Oct 6, , host Kohala
   Sat, Oct 13, 12pm, BIIF Semi-Finals at Kamehameha, Kohala vs. Pāhoa
   Sat, Oct 20, 1 pm, BIIF Finals at Pāhala Ball Park - Higher vs. Kaʻū

Girls Volleyball:
   Wed, Oct 10, , @ Parker
   Fri, Oct 12, , host St. Joseph
   Mon, Oct 15, BIIF DII Qtr - Higher

   Wed, Oct 17, BIIF DII Semi-Finals @ Kona
   Thu, Oct 18, BIIF DII Finals @ Kona

Cross Country:
   Sat, Oct 6, , @ Kealakehe
   Sat, Oct 13, BYE

   Sat, Oct 20, , BIIF @ HPA

   Sat, Oct 27, , HHSAA

COOPER CENTER COUNCIL HOSTS ITS ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST EVENT on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The free event offers entertainment and German foods - brats, sauerkraut, German potato salad, stew, spatzels and schnitzles, as well as local beers, wine, cider for keiki, games, and prizes.
     Open to the public, the event is located at Cooper Center, 19-4030 Wright Road, Volcano Village. According to thecoopercenter.org, "a good way to get to meet the community is to volunteer." For more, call 967-7800.

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Hi‘iaka & Pele, Sat., Oct. 6, 9:30-11:30am, Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Discover Hawaiian goddesses and the natural phenomena they represent on this free, moderate, one-mile walk. nps.gov/hawaiivolcanoes

Kāwā Community Workday, Sat., Oct. 6, Meet 9:30am, Northern Gate, Kāwā. Sign-up w/James Akau, Nā Mamo o Kāwā, namamookawa@gmail.com, jakau@nmok.org, 561-9111. nmok.org

The Art Express, Sat., Oct. 6, 10-3pm, Discovery Harbour Community Hall. Classes held once monthly. Learn something new or work on a forgotten project. Instructions on oil, acrylic, watercolor, and other mediums. Class size limited to 25. Meliha Corcoran, 319-8989, himeliha@yahoo.com, discoveryharbour.net/art-express

Keiki Science Class, Sat., Oct. 6, 11-noon, Ace Hardware Stores Islandwide, including Nā‘ālehu, 929-9030, and Ocean View, 929-7315. Free. First Sat every month. acehardware.com

Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund Kamilo Point Clean-Up with Hilo Bay Café, Sun., Oct. 7, contact in advance for meet up time at Wai‘ōhinu Park. BYO-4WD vehicle only. Free; donations appreciated. kahakai.cleanups@gmail.com, mattie.hwf@gmail.com, wildhawaii.org

Pu‘u o Lokuana, Sun., Oct. 7, 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. Learn about the formation and various uses of this hill over time. Enjoy breathtaking view of lower Ka‘ū. Free. nps.gov/hawaiivolcanoes

Volcano Village Health and Safety Fair at the Cooper Center, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 7. Healthy food demonstrations and free food tastings, how to make a "go bucket," info on advance directives, free flu vaccinations (conditions apply), free testing for HepC and HIV, and more. Free event, open to the public. Sponsored by the Volcano Community Association.Contact Sher Glass at 967-8553, vcainfo@yahoo.com.

Ham Radio Potluck Picnic, Sun., Oct. 7, 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

Ka‘ū Homeschool Co–op Group, Mon., Oct. 8 and 22, 1pm, Ocean View Community Center. A parent led homeschool activity/social group building community in Ka‘ū. Call to confirm location in case of field trip. Laura Roberts, 406-249-3351

C.E.R.T. Discovery Harbour/Nā‘ālehu, Tue., Oct. 9, 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

CANCELLED: After Dark in the Park, Ōpe‘ape‘a: The Hawaiian Bat, Tue., Oct. 9. 985-6011, nps.gov/hawaiivolcanoes

VOTE: Voter Registration Deadline for 2018 General Election, Tue., Oct. 9. elections.hawaii.gov

AdvoCATS, Wed., Oct. 10, 7am-5pm, Ocean View Community Center. Free Cat Spay & Neuter Clinic. 895-9283. advocatshawaii.org

Volcano Bay Clinic Mobile Health Unit Visits: Dental, Wed., Oct. 10, 8-5pm; Medical, Thu., Oct. 25, 1-5pm, Cooper Center, Volcano Village. Must be Bay Clinic, Inc. patient. Call 333-3600 to schedule appointment. See Cooper Center August newsletter for details. thecoopercenter.org

Pāhala Sewage System - County Dept. of Environmental Management, Wed., Oct. 10, Open House: 5:30pm, Meeting: 6-7:30pm, Ka‘ū Gym Multi-Purpose Conference Room, Pāhala. Mary Fuji, 962-8038

Story Time with Auntie Linda from Tūtū & Me, Thu., Oct. 11, 10:30-noon, Nā‘ālehu Public Library. 929-8571

Hawaiian Civic Club of Ka‘ū, Thu., Oct. 11, 6:30pm, United Methodist Church, Nā‘ālehu. Pres. Berkley Yoshida, 747-0197

Free Community Dance, Fri., Oct. 12, 7-10pm, Cooper Center, Volcano 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

CU Hawaiʻi Federal Credit Union's Nāʻālehu Branch is taking applications for a Member Service Representative.
     The job description reads: Serve as a liaison between the member and the Credit Union. Provide a variety of financial services to members including savings, share drafts, and loan transactions, as well as sales of merchandise items: money orders, traveler's checks, postage stamps, etc., in accordance with Credit Union procedures and policies.
     CU Hawaiʻi offers medical, drug, dental, vision and retirement benefits.
     Mail, hand-deliver, or fax application to: CU Hawaii Federal Credit Union, Attn: Human Resources, 476 Hinano Street, Hilo, HI 96720, Fax (808) 935-7793. Applications can be downloaded online at cuhawaii.com/about-cu/career-opportunities.html

One Lucid Dream: A Retrospective of Art Works by Ken Charon. Exhibit open Mon.-Sat., through Oct. 6, 10-3pm, Volcano Art Center's Ni‘aulani Campus, Volcano Village. Original paintings, drawings, and other objects. 967-8222, volcanoartcenter.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.

Tūtū and Me Traveling Preschool's 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.

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

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