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Kaʻū News Briefs Friday, November 2, 2018

Sister hālau from Mexico returns to Pāhala with public performances of Mexican and native Mexico dances, hula
from Japan, Hawai‘i and the mainland, and music all day Saturday at Pāhala Community Center.
Photo by Julia Neal
A CULTURAL EXCHANGE WITH KA‘Ū, MEXICO, JAPAN, THE MAINLAND AND OTHER HAWAIIAN ISLANDS comes to Pāhala tomorrow with Ho‘okup Hula O Ka‘ū. From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., on the grounds of Pāhala Community Center, the cultural festival, organized by Kumu Hula Debbie and Kawehi Ryder, features hālau with Hawaiian dancing and traditional Mexican and Native American dancing and music. The entertainment lineup includes Ho‘aikāne, Wailau Ryder, Ke‘aiwa, Victor Chock, and Steve Sioloa.
     Hawaiian hands-on cultural demonstrations, food, Ka‘ū Coffee, mamaki tea, arts and crafts are all part of the day and evening. A dawn ceremony in the waters of Punalu‘u welcomes the hālau from afar. A kukui ceremony at sunset will honor loved ones who have passed. The festival closes with a ceremony at Makanau.
     The festival originated in 2009 on the island of Lana‘i and resulted in a cultural exchange between Pāhala and Lana‘i residents. Volunteers from Pāhala, including Dane Galiza, the late Bull, and Jamie Kailiawa, Jarrett Pestana, Harry Evangelista and Robert Ahia, along with the late Bobby Tucker, Pāhala Plantation Cottages and Olson Trust, helped with the event.
A cultural and spiritual exchange begins at dawn by welcoming the sunrise at Punalu‘u during the
annual Ho‘okupu Hula No Ka‘ū event, with dance and music all day Saturday at Pāhala Community Center.
Photo by Julia Neal
     The Pāhala based Hālau Hula O Leonalani, under the direction of Ryder, traveled to Lana‘i for the 2013 festival. Ryder and her family soon moved to Pāhala, expanded the hālau here and brought the festival with them.
     The Kumu's hālau in Pāhala is open to residents of all ages. Ryder also teaches Hawaiian studies at Pāhala Elementary School. Sponsors include County Council member Maile David and community contributions. Contact Kumu Hula Debbie Ryder, leionalani47@hotmail.com, 649-9334. See hookupukau.com.
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NEW MAPS OF THE AREA CHANGED BY KĪLAUEA VOLCANO lava flows and seismic activities this year are available from the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. This week's Volcano Watch, written by HVO scientists and affiliates, explains:
     During Kīlauea Volcano’s recent lower East Rift Zone eruption, lava-flow maps were a staple of the public outreach effort by HVO. This was not the first time such maps have been in the public eye, as regular maps of Puʻu ʻŌʻō lava flows have been posted to HVO’s website for many years. Still, this summer’s dynamic situation in lower Puna presented its own unique set of cartographic (map-making) challenges, which kept HVO and other U.S. Geological Survey staff on their toes for over three months.
     Computer programs known as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have been the preferred tool of USGS cartographers for many years. Using commercial GIS software, the user creates a stack of “layers,” such as labels, roads, and political boundaries that together form a map.
This map of Kīlauea Volcano's lower East Rift Zone, created by USGS Geographic Information Systems analysts,
shows the extent of the 2018 lava flows (pink), which covered an area of about 35.5 sq km (13.7 sq mi) and added
 about 875 acres of new land to East Hawai‘i. There has been no lava flow expansion since August 9. Minor activity within the fissure 8 cone continued into early September but did not expand the flow margins. Shaded purple areas
depict lava flows erupted in 1840, 1955, 1960, and 2014-2015. USGS map
    When magma intruded into the LERZ in early May 2018, HVO prepared a template map of the region that could be ready for rapid distribution if/when lava erupted to the surface. The first eruptive fissure opened in the Leilani Estates subdivision in the late afternoon of May 3, and HVO released its first eruption map the next morning.
     In designing this map, GIS analysts considered various logical rules for symbolizing and stacking the layers. For example, roads are shown in shades of gray because other colors could cause confusion, with blue often used for streams or paths of steepest descent, and red reserved for lava flows.
    In the stacking order, a lava flow is always on top, because it effectively destroys everything that was once in its place. A road shown on top of a lava flow would suggest that it survived or was recently rebuilt.
    The LERZ map was also heavily influenced by earlier Puʻu ʻŌʻō maps. Using a similar cartographic style helped ensure that the LERZ eruption maps were familiar to people accustomed to viewing maps on HVO’s website.
    For the first week of the 2018 LERZ eruption, lava flows proved difficult to map, as they stayed close to the fissures in Leilani Estates, where vegetation obscured aerial views of their margins. Mapping the lava on foot, which had been common for Puʻu ʻŌʻō flows, was too dangerous because the dense understory also blocked exit routes.
    As a result, HVO initially used simple dots to depict the eruptive fissures on early maps. To any GIS analyst, it is far from ideal to display a two- or three-dimensional feature with a point location, but such compromises can be necessary during a crisis.
    Later, as the lava inundation in lower Puna grew more expansive, satellite views became the preferred method of mapping the flow field.

Bright red polygon features were drawn by USGS Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analysts around new or active lower East Rift Zone lava flows, which appear lighter in color due to their high temperature on this thermal map. Collected during a helicopter overflight on May 9, 2018, this map shows fissures 6 (left) and 15 (right) with Pohoiki Road passing between the two vents. USGS map
  USGS colleagues with the National Civilian Applications Center reviewed various satellite imagery sources, including those of the Department of Defense, and drew two-dimensional polygons around lava flows that had been emplaced since the previous update. After “ground truthing” these new data with field checks by USGS crews, the polygons were added to the eruption map in bright red. When satellite views were unavailable, polygons were derived using a similar process from helicopter-collected thermal maps.
   The process of drawing polygons from satellite or thermal imagery could take a few hours. Unfortunately, the speed at which some LERZ lava flows advanced could render those maps obsolete almost immediately.
   This led GIS analysts to employ more “aggressive” methods of mapping. For example, some maps posted in late May and early June 2018 showed a simple arrow and point for the flow front, which had been pinpointed only minutes before during a helicopter overflight. If aerial photographs included landmarks, it was possible for GIS analysts to sketch the flow fronts onto pre-eruption satellite images. These methods accelerated the map-making process when the need for information became most critical.
   Every volcanic eruption is different, and certainly the next major Hawaiian eruption will require new, and even more innovative, methods of lava-flow mapping. The recent LERZ eruption was a learning experience for everyone involved, especially for staff making HVO’s eruption maps. By expanding the various data collection methods available to GIS analysts, HVO and the USGS will be even better prepared when responding to future volcanic activity.

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TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAYS FOR WALK-IN VOTING, for registered voters, but only for those making the drive to West Hawaiʻi Civic Center Community Room, Bldg. G, from  to , at 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy, or to Hilo at County of Hawaiʻi Aupuni Center Conference Room, at 101 Pauahi St., Suite 1.
      On General Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, the polls will be open in precincts from Volcano through Kaʻū to Miloliʻi, from  to  The nearest polling places are: Cooper Center19430 Wright Road in Volcano Village; Kaʻū High & Pāhala Elementary, 96-3150 Pikake Street; Nāʻālehu Elementary School, 95-5545 Mamalahoa HwyOcean View Community Center, 92-8924 Leilani Circle; and Miloliʻi Hālau Pavillion, off Hwy 11 in the Village of Miloliʻi. See more at elections.hawaii.gov.

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

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A HAWAI‘I HUMAN TRAFFICKING PRESENTATION, based on a research study at the University of Arizona, will be given by Melody Stone at a Town Hall meeting on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Ocean View Community Center. For more, call 430-5710.

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HAWAIIAN LOMILOMI LAPA‘AU BREATH OF HĀ WORKSHOP takes place Saturday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Volcano Art Center's Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village. Master Kahuna Lapa‘au Practitioner and master Kumu Leina‘ala Brown leads the workshop.
     "LomiLomi goes far beyond massage, however; it also reflects the connection we have with the land (‘aina), the spirit guides or ancestors (‘aumakua) and the breath of life (aloha). LomiLomi, sometimes called Hawaiian massage, is beneficial for many ailments and to increase spiritual energy and personal power (mana). The nurturing strokes are relaxing; however, one soon learns this work is therapeutic on all levels," states the event description on volcanoartcenter.org.
     This level 1 training begins with the history of Hawaiian Lomilomi and an oli (chant). Topics covered in the workshop include Pule Wehe Oli (opening prayer), hands-on Lomilomi Breath of Hā, learning the Golden Keys of Tane I Ta Wai‘ola (Water is Life Detox), and more. The class fee is $90 per VAC member and $100 per non-member. Register online at volcanoartcenter.org or call 967-8222.
Kumu Leina‘ala Brown teaches a Hawaiian Lomilomi Lapa‘au
Breath of Hā Workshop in Volcano.
Photo from volcanoartcenter.org
     For over 40 years, Brown has worked with healing, health and wellness prevention and restorative health for cancer, diabetes, and heart disease patients, strengthening the mind, body, spirit and soul healing of her patients. She has worked with people on island and worldwide, sharing her mana (divine energy) and doing her sacred ceremonies and spiritual readings. Brown comes from Volcano, Hawai‘i, and resides on the island.

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Jumble/Plant Sale & Pancake Breakfast, Sat., Nov. 3, 8-1pm, St. Jude's Episcopal Church, Ocean View. All you can eat pancakes, $3/person. 939-7000

Paths and Trails, Sat, Nov. 3, 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. Free. nps.gov/hawaiivolcanoes

Art Express, Sat., Nov. 3 & Dec. 1, 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

Mixed Media Encaustic w/Mary Milelzcik, Sat., Nov. 3, 10-2pm, Volcano Art Center, Ni‘aulani Campus, Volcano Village. $55/VAC member, $60/non-member, plus $25 supply fee. Participants create and take home small finished encaustic panting or two, scroll, and set of greeting cards. 967-8222, volcanoartcenter.org

Hula Kahiko - Michah Kamohoali‘i w/ Hālau Na Kipu‘upu‘u, Sat., Nov. 3, 10:30-11:30am, hula platform near Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Hula performance. Free; park entrance fees apply. 967-8222, volcanohula@gmail.com, volcanoartcenter.org

Keiki Science Class, Sat., Nov. 3, 11-noon, Ace Hardware Stores Islandwide, including Nā‘ālehu/929-9030 and Ocean View/929-7315. Free. First Saturday every month. acehardware.com

Multi-Cultural Demos and Activities: Pala‘ie, Sat., Nov. 3, 12:30pm, Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Hawaiian cultural demonstration and hands-on activity. Free, supplies provided. nps.gov/hawaiivolcanoes

Disney Sing-Along, Sat., Nov. 3, 17 & Dec. 1, 2:30-3:30pm, Ka‘ū District Gym multi-purpose room, Pāhala. For ages 5-8. Open registration. 928-3102, hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation

Thanksgiving Hand Turkeys and Placemats, Arts & Crafts Activity, Sat., Nov. 3 & 17, 2:30-3:30pm, Ka‘ū District Gym multi-purpose room, Pāhala. For ages 5-12. Register through Nov. 2. 928-3102, hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation

Keiki Jump Rope for Fitness, Sat., Nov. 3, 17 & Dec. 1, 4-4:30pm, Ka‘ū District Gym multi-purpose room, Pāhala. For ages 5-14. Open registration. 928-3102, hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation/

Palm Trail, Sun., Nov. 4, 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/hawaiivolcanoes

Ham Radio Potluck Picnic, Sun., Nov. 4, 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., Nov. 5 & 19, 1pm, Ocean View Community Center. A parent led homeschool activity/social group building community in Ka‘ū. Contact prior to attending to confirm location in case of field trip. Laura Roberts, 406-249-3351

Story Time with Lindsey Miller from PARENTS, Inc., Mon., Nov. 5, 2:30-3:15pm, Nā‘ālehu Public Library. 333-3460, lindsey@hawaiiparents.org

Ocean View Volunteer Fire Department Meeting, Mon., Nov. 5, 4-6pm, Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033, ovcahi.org

VOTE: General Election, Tue., Nov. 6, 7-6pm. Senate District 2 polling places in/near Ka‘ū: Cooper Center, 19-4030 Wright Rd., Volcano Village; Ka‘ū High/Pāhala Elementary School Cafeteria, 96-3150 Pikake St., Pāhala. Senate District 3 polling places in/near Ka‘ū: Nā‘ālehu Elementary School Cafeteria, 95-5545 Mamalahoa Hwy., Nā‘ālehu; Ocean View Community Center, 92-8924 Leilani Circle, Ocean View; Miloli‘i Halau Pavilion, Miloli‘i. elections.hawaii.gov

Family Yoga Class, Tue., Nov. 6, 9:30-10:30am, 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, lindsey@hawaiiparents.org

Discovery Harbour Volunteer Fire Dept. Meeting, Tue., Nov. 6, 4-6pm, Nov. 20, 4:30-6:30pm, Discovery Harbour Community Hall. 929-9576, discoveryharbour.net

Ka‘ū Coffee Growers Meeting, Tue., Nov. 6, 6-8pm, Pāhala Community Center.

After Dark in the Park, Kolea: A Story of Hawai‘i and Beyond, Tue., Nov. 6, 7pm, Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Russell Cahill introduces his latest book, with selected readings and book signing. 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

Registration for P&R Boys & Girls, T-Ball/Coach Pitch Baseball League open Nov. 7-Jan. 16, Kahuku Park, H.OV.E. For ages 5-8. Programs run Jan. 22 through Apr. 18, game and practice times TBA. 929-9113, hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation

Craft Stick Fall Sign, Arts & Crafts Activity, Wed., Nov. 7, 3:30-5pm, Ka‘ū District Gym multi-purpose room, Pāhala. For grades K-8. Register through Nov. 5. 928-3102, hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation

Open Mic Night, Wed., Nov. 7, 6-10pm, Kīlauea Military Camp inside Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Call 967-8365 after 4pm to sign-up and for more details. For patrons 21+. Park entrance fees may apply. Open to KMC patrons and sponsored guests. 967-8371, kilaueamilitarycamp.com

Learn More About Becoming A Foster Parent, Thu., Nov. 8, 8:30-10:30am, Pāhala Community Center. Tūtū & Me Traveling Preschool on-going; however, all are welcome to visit w/ Michelle Caravalho of Hui Ho‘omalu to discuss becoming a foster parent. East Hawai‘i, 987-5988, West Hawai‘i 896-3829

Health Insurance Sign-up, Thu., Nov. 8, 9-4pm, Ocean View Community Center. Sponsored by Hawai‘i Department of Health. 939-7033, ovcahi.org

Hawaiian Civic Club of Ka‘ū, Thu., Nov. 8, 6:30pm, United Methodist Church, Nā‘ālehu. Pres. Berkley Yoshida, 747-0197

Military Coloring Sheets, Arts & Crafts Activity, Fri.., Nov. 9, 2-3pm, Kahuku Park, HOVE. For ages 6-12. Register through Nov. 8. 929-9113, hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation

VOTE: Early Walk-In Voting Open through Sat., Nov. 3. The early voting location for Kaʻū is at Pāhala Community Center, 96-1149 Kamani Street, from  to  Monday through Friday - closed  to 
     Local polls for the General Election open in precincts from Volcano through Kaʻū to Miloliʻi, from  to  on Nov. 6. The nearest polling places are: Cooper Center, 19430 Wright Road in Volcano; Kaʻū High & Pāhala Elementary, 96-3150 Pikake Street; Nāʻālehu Elementary School, 95-5545 Mamalahoa Hwy; Ocean View Community Center, 92-8924 Leilani Circle; and Miloliʻi Halau Pavillion, off Hwy 11 in the Village of Miloliʻi. See more at elections.hawaii.gov.

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.

Hoʻokupu Hula No Kaʻū Cultural Festival happens Saturday, Nov. 3, at Pāhala Community Center, 1 to  Featuring Master Cultural Practitioners, Kukakuka (talk story), and many educational and cultural experiences with hands-on demonstrations. The festival is preceded by ceremonies at Punaluʻu Beach at dawn; at sunset, a ceremony will be held to honor ancestors; the festival will close with a ceremony at Makanau.

     Craft vendors, food vendors, and informational booths can still be applied for. Contact Kumu Hula Debbie Ryder at leionalani47@hotmail.com or (808) 649-9334 for an application. Last year brought over 1,000 spectators.
     The festival features hula performed by hālau from MexicoJapanWest Virginia, Oʻahu, South America, and Hawaiʻi Island. Traditional ethnic dance performances will come from Mexico, as well as the University of Hawaiʻi-Hilo Filipino Dancers. Taiko Drummers will perform. This year's headliner musical acts include Hoʻaikāne, Wailau Ryder, Keʻaiwa, Victor Chock, and Steven Sioloa.
     Sponsors include County Council member Maile David and community contributions through fundraising. See hookupukau.com.

Exhibit, Volcano Collaborations 2018: Artists Invitational, through Nov. 4, 9-5pm, Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Features pieces made by 18 artists at VAC's first Artists' Collaboration event. 967-7565

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.

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

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