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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Big Island Ballroom Dance Club is hosting its Valentine Dance & Dinner from 5:30-10 p.m. Feb. 10 at Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale in Hilo.
The reservation deadline for the Hawaii Island Palm Society’s annual rare palm auctions, barbecue dinner and membership meeting at 5 p.m. Feb. 9 at Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale in Hilo is Jan. 31.
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.
“He’s a walkin’ contradiction, partly truth and partly fiction.”