Volcano Watch: Tsunamis pose a major threat to Hawaii: 24/7 monitoring at PTWC

It’s 3 a.m. and you’re halfway through a 12-6 a.m. graveyard shift at the NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu. Fortunately, you slept before your shift began so you’re feeling alert while you alternate between performing checks on the global seismic and sea level data analysis systems and doing research aimed at improving the speed and accuracy of earthquake magnitude estimation.

Award-winning Verona Quartet to perform in Hilo

The Hawaii Concert Society’s season opening concert features a string quartet composed of musicians from four different parts of the world, but whose diversity has, if anything, enhanced their success on the international stage.

Hawaii County unveils ‘virtual resource hub’ for displaced Maui residents

In response to the recent devastating fires that displaced many Maui residents, Hawaii County, in collaboration with various partners, “is taking proactive steps to aid individuals and families planning to relocate to Hawaii Island, whether temporarily or long-term,” according to a press release from Mayor Mitch Roth’s office.

Hawaii Pacific Parks Association donates $10K to HVNP

To celebrate a recent apparel collection designed around Hawaii volcanoes and the ecosystems they create, the company Parks Project donated $10,000 to the Hawaii Pacific Parks Association to support its mission: With the spirit of aloha, to inspire the discovery and stewardship of the natural and cultural heritage of Pacific island parks.

Honoka‘a Peace Day Festival set

Every September, the official International Day of Peace is celebrated in Hawaii and around the world. It is acknowledged globally and practiced locally in Honoka‘a, with six days of peace-themed events.

‘Walk to Prevent Addiction and Overdose’ slated for Sept. 30

The inaugural “Walk to Prevent Addiction and Overdose” is a free event for all ages hosted by the Hawaii Island Fentanyl Task Force. Registration is at 8 a.m. on Sept. 30 near Hilo Bay Café and the Lihiwai Street/Banyan Drive intersection. The walk starts at 8:30 a.m. There will be prevention resources available, live music and more.

Volcano Festival Chorus returns

The Volcano Festival Chorus is back. Rehearsals are from 7-9 p.m. on Thursdays at the New Hope Christian Fellowship Church located at 11-3019A Volcano Road, Volcano, near Akatsuka Orchid Gardens.

Library opens registration for art class

Thelma Parker Memorial Public Library has opened registration for the next First Saturday Community Art Class, Watercolor Halloween, which will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Sat., Oct. 7 in Waimea.