At 9:30 a.m. Friday, the public is invited to attend the monthly meeting at the prosecutor’s office in Waimea, located next to the feed store at Holomua Center at the Kamamalu Street/Mamalahoa Highway intersection. Topics to be discussed include the Victim Navigator Training Manual, and updates from the legislative, fundraising, events and grant writing committees.
The Kohala Center’s Beginning Farmer-Rancher Development Program is a nine-month course including 188 hours of classroom training, online coursework, on-farm demonstrations and workshops, and field trips, as well as a student-selected assignment.
From 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sea Dandelion in Honokaa will host a monthly clothing swap for ladies of all ages, shapes and sizes. Participants can donate any clothing they no longer need and rummage through others’ cast-offs for new second-hand pieces. Donations are accepted only if clean and in good condition.
Soldiers from the 728th Military Police Battalion and Marines from VMU-3 are scheduled to convoy from Kawaihae Docks to Pohakuloa Training Area beginning at 8 a.m. and no later than 3:30 p.m. today and Wednesday.
At 10 a.m. this Thursday, preschool children can create a weather tool and learn how weather on Earth is always changing. Children will also learn how they and scientists can watch and use tools to observe different types of weather, wind direction, wind speed, temperature and precipitation.
Blue Zones Project will host the Ulu Ke Ola event from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. On Kings’ Shops Center Stage, a Zumba and Pound with Dance 4 Action demo will begin at 10 a.m., followed by a cooking demo at noon with Chef Ippy Aiona of The Koa Table and a live performance by Honokaa Jazz Band at 2 p.m.
From noon-1 p.m. Jan. 24, MIT’s Ben Crawford and Jesse Kroll will host a free presentation for the public on poor air quality due to volcanic air pollution — the single largest environmental risk factor for premature death globally, largely unknown due to a lack of widespread observations. The presenters will share details about a planned network of air quality monitors throughout Hawaii Island that will measure levels of volcanic air pollution to enable high-resolution monitoring for health and regulatory purposes.