Getting to know Mauna Loa

A guest looks at information about the volcanic hazards associated with Mauna Loa volcano from U.S. Geological Survey on Saturday during “Mauna Loa: Let’s Talk Story,” a 2018 Volcano Awareness Month community program at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. The free event will be presented again from noon-3 p.m. Jan. 27 in the Konawaena Elementary School cafeteria. In addition, the Hawaii Island Realtors and Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce will present “Mauna Loa: What We Need to Know” during a joint luncheon meeting from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 7 at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center’s Moanahoku Hall. The cost is $30 for HIR and HICC members and employees, $35 for all others. Preregistration is required by Jan. 31 to the HICC office. For more information, call 935-7178 or email

Volcano Art Center to host ʻAlala Project discussion

The public is invited to join ʻAlala Project staff for a special outreach presentation about the ʻalala, Hawaii’s native crow, from 7-8 p.m. today at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Sea of admirers

A crowd gathers as gyotaku artist Brandon Tengan does a fish printing demonstration Saturday during the Banyan Drive Art Stroll at Suisan Fish Market in Hilo. The art stroll featured a number of activities and exhibits throughout the Waiakea Peninsula and was the first event of 2018 celebrating the centennial of Lili‘uokalani Gardens.