Follow Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense active alerts at  and Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense Agency on Facebook.
Learn more at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory website,

Emergency Shelters:
The American Red Cross, 808-935-8305
1.  P ā hoa Community Center (15-3022 Kauhale Street)
2. Kea'au Armory, in the back of the Herbert Shipman Park, off of Highway 11 (FULL)

This photo taken by Brad Lewis is of Fissure 8 which is creating the present massive flow in lower Puna right now!

Sadly, since the above map, the flow  has filled up Green Lake and is on its way to the ocean through Kapoho Beach Lots  and Kapoho Vacationland which is featured in the below photo.

  For videos:

Here's a  Tribute to  Wai Opae in Kapoho  which we lost this past week.   My friends created this important  video  which helped get legislation passed in Hawaii to ban the sale of sunscreens with the harmful chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate. Although we lost the reef most near and dear to our hearts, this historic legislation will create a ripple and spread around the world, helping to preserve our remaining precious reefs. Please watch the film and if you enjoy it, share it! Many shots were taken in some of the deeper tidepools. 

Pu'uhonua o Puna Info & Supply Hub was set up to help individuals displaced by the May 2018 lava activities. We are 100% community driven and funded. Our goal is to provide information and supplies directly to the people.
We welcome and appreciate any help to keep our operations running smoothly and to lend support to our community during this time. 

In Pāhoa, at the 4-way intersection, on the corner lot across of Pāhoa High School. Look for the canopy tents. 

World Central Kitchen Volunteer: 
Click the link below if you would like to prepare a meal or volunteer in the kitchen.
*For more information please visit World Central Kitchen Puna Hawaii Volcano Response on Facebook.

Updated Needed Items List: 
*Donate your items when you can. There is no deadline. 

*Note: We are 100% supported by the community. We are NOT a non-profit, therefore we cannot write donation receipts. We are so thankful for all of you and your contributions.

Mailing items:
Unfortunately, we do not have a physical mailing address right now. We are working on it.

Amazon wishlist: 
We do not have an amazon wishlist

Monetary donations:
Our friends at Bank of Hawaii set up an account in our name - Pu'uhonua o Puna. Drop by or call any branch to make a donation. 
Our bank account # is 0094851327. Go to and click on Locations to find a branch. All money collected will go directly to residents impacted by lava activities. If you want to give online, you can do that via our GoFundMe page:

Give your child a Head Start _ We are still accepting applications for our upcoming 2018-2019 program year. If you are interested please give us a call and we will be glad to answer any questions you may have. Hilo Office 961-0570 Hawaiian Beaches 965-3120 Kona 324-0280
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Upcoming Events listed 
2018 Kamehameha Festival - Hilo on 6/11
Honoring Kamehameha Since 1908

The Kamehameha Festival (Festival) is part of the Kamehameha Day celebration that was first established in 1871 as a national holiday of the Kingdom of Hawai'i. Kamehameha Day honors the memory of Kamehameha who united the Hawaiian Islands in 1810 to became Hawai'i's first King. The Royal Order of Kamehameha I, Māmalahoa has been involved in the presentation of the Kamehameha Day Celebration in Hilo, Hawai'i since 1908. In more modern times Māmalahoa has presented the Kamehameha Day celebration on Mokuola (Island of Life) in Hilo Bay since 1985. In 2008 Māmalahoa revitalized Hilo's Kamehameha Day celebration with an expanded and more culturally significant event called the Kamehameha Festival (Festival).
Today the Festival continues to pay tribute to Kamehameha and acts to protect, preserve, and perpetuate, the Hawaiian culture. The Festival features traditional Hawaiian dance, music, chant, practices, arts, and crafts that are enjoyed by thousands of island residents and visitors from around the world. Proudly presented by the Royal Order of Kamehameha I, Māmalahoa (Hilo Chapter), the Festival takes place every year on Kamehameha Day (June 11) in Hilo, Hawai'i on Mokuola (Island of Life). A day of Aloha for the entire family the Festival is free and open to the public and remains an alcohol and smoke free event.

10:45 am      Wehi (Open)
11:00 am      Hālau Presentation
12:00 pm      Order ceremony & presentation of Māmalahoa Awards
12:30 pm      Hālau Presentation
1:30   pm      Hālau Presentation
2:30   pm      Hālau Presentation
3:30   pm      Hālau Presentation
4:00   pm      Pani (Close)

For Puna residents affected by the lava, you are invited to come to Hinano Healing Arts/Hawaii Community Acupuncture Tuesday's for a FREE stress relief community acupuncture treatment. Pls call or book on-line for your appointment! Learn more about our community clinic
465 Hinano Street Hilo, HI 96720 808.854.5063
LOVE Donations/Tips Welcome. Sliding Scale $0-$20 suggested Mahalo!

Pāpaʻaloa Country Store & Cafe presents Archie Sison
You may have seen Archie rocking it at one of our open mic nights, or maybe even in Honoka'a or the Kona hotel circuits. We are lucky to have him all to ourselves for an entire night. Expect a variety of 80s and 90s tunes that will make you want to start singing along.

June 19 - 22 
12PM - 3PM
3 hours a day for 4 consecutive days!
MAGIC CAMP is back with  ALL NEW Magic Tricks! Popular, engaging and educational for ages 6 & up, Magic Camp is conducted by international award winners and long time instructors  Bruce and  Jennifer Meyers. This Camp is a fun performance magic program that your child will enjoy, emphasizing goal achievement, self-esteem building, positive attitudes, poise, confidence building and teamwork.
Each day 6 or more magic tricks are taught. The material is learned in groups as well as one on one, all in our beautiful Palace lobby. Children will learn to make things appear, switch places, levitate and vanish!
Cost is $80 per child and includes all magic tricks, props and learning materials. Registration can be done through Bruce and Jennifer at 808-982-9294. For more information, visit

  • Come have fun and party with a few hundreds of your friends! Sample brews and food, dance to the music. But don't worry, we're limiting the number of people so this event won't be Over Crowded!

    26-238 Hawaii Belt Rd, Hilo, Hawaii 96720
June 23rd, 2018 2:00 pm -5:00 pm.

July  6-26, Wailoa Arts Center, Hilo 
Contemporary Perspectives from the Paradise Studio Tour Artist Collective
Opening reception  July 6th, 5-7pm. A showcase of some of the collective's finest works in clay, fiber, oil/acrylics/watercolor, glass, jewelry, and photography. Featuring new ideas and directions you may not have seen from the Hawaiian Paradise Park Studio Tour held every December for 11 years.  The Fountain Gallery will feature student's work from Keaau High School and Pahoa's Hawaii Academy of Art and Science. Free to the public. Wailoa Center,  200 Piopio St, Hilo, 933-0416, a division of State Parks, Department of Land and Natural Resources. Mon - Fri:  8:30 am- 4:30 pm.
Additional Information:  The mission of the Big Island Puna District Paradise Studio Tour Artist Collective, in addition to providing opportunities for artists to connect directly with patrons, is to generate fellowship among visual artists, and to encourage and support young artists. To this end, each year the members donate 10% of all sales from the December Studio Tour to the Puna District public high schools for much needed art supplies. From 11 previous years' shows, over $15,000.00 has been donated by PST for Pahoa HS, Keaau HS and the Hawaii Academy for Arts & Sciences. If you'd like to contact the PST President Shelby Smith for more information, email Again, mahalo for your time and consideration.

Community Calendars:
 Listed in Alphabetical

June 10th-17th 2018 Weekly Yoga & Wellness Classes
Please check with Hawaiian Sanctuary to see if classes are cancelled.

Magical Mondays
8:15-9:45 am Morning Yoga w/Sarah

Transformative Tuesdays
8:15-9:45 am Morning Yoga w/Connie

Wondrous Wednesdays
8:15-9:45 am Morning Yoga w/Sarah

Thriving Thursdays
8:15-9:45 am Intermediate Flow Yoga w/Kristen

Fruitful Fridays
8:15-9:45 am Morning Yoga w/Connie
6:00-10:00 pm Weekly Bee Dance 

Scintillating Saturdays
11:00 am-Noon  Nia Dance with Valusha Boyko ($10)

Hawaiian Sanctuary weekly class & event schedule!

Location: Hawaiian Sanctuary  13-3194 Pahoa Kalapana Rd (At Mile Marker 12 South on Highway 130). Pahoa, HI 96778  Only about 1 Mile South of Pahoa Town.   Turn into the driveway at Mile Marker 12! (800) 309-8010   $6-$10 donations unless otherwise noted


Sunday, June 10 at 2:30PM & 7PM
Monday and Tuesday, June 11 & 12 at 7PM
Not Rated, 98 Minutes, Drama
Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Tickets are $8.50 General and $7.50 for Seniors & Students.
Every Tuesday from 6:30-7pm, enjoy Rick Mazurowski on the Mighty Palace Pipe Organ.
Starring: Catherine Keener, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Aaron Douglas
Directed by: Courtney Balaker
A small-town nurse named Susette Kelo emerges as the reluctant leader of her working-class neighbors in their struggle to save their homes from political and corporate interests bent on seizing the land and handing it over to Pfizer Corporation. Susette's battle goes all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and the controversial 5-4 decision in Kelo vs City of New London gave government officials the power to bulldoze a neighborhood for the beneift of a multibillion-dollar corporation. The decision outraged Americans across the political spectrum, and that passion fueled reforms that helped curb eminent domain abuse.

Friday & Saturday, June 15 & 16 at 7PM
Sunday, June 17 at 2:30PM & 7PM
Monday and Tuesday, June 18 & 19 at 7PM
R, 95 Minutes, Drama/ Comedy
Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Tickets are $8.50 General and $7.50 for Seniors & Students.
Every Tuesday from 6:30-7pm, enjoy Rick Mazurowski on the Mighty Palace Pipe Organ.
Starring: Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass
Directed by: Jason Reitman
Marlo, a mother of three, including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother. While at first hesitant to accept the extravagance, she comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny, Tully.

For more info. on the Hilo Palace events go to: 

Have an awesome week!  Stay connected to the Puna Happenings events and classes by checking out our online calendar, website, Facebook Group 
page, and local links above.

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Puna Happenings
volcano art center
June 2018 Events at
Volcano Art Center

Ni'aulani Campus 

June 2 - Stained Glass Basics II series with Claudia McCall
June 2 - yART Sale! 
June 9 - Zentangle: Stacks & Dangle Designs for a Dr. Seuss Inspired Whimsical Garden with Lois & Earl Stokes
June 16 - Figure Drawing with Rose Adare
June 16 - Sauerkraut & Kombucha workshop with Jasmine Silverstein
June 30 - Soft Pastel Still Life workshop with Patti Pease Johnson
June 30 - Exhibition: Birds Of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park: The Hawaiʻi Nei Invitational Exhibition

Hula Arts

*NOTE: All of our Hula Arts offerings will continue in June.  However, due to the temporary closure of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, these programs will take place at the Ni'aulani Campus of the Volcano Art Center located in Volcano Village until further notice. 

June 7 - Hula Voices 
June 23 - Hula Kahiko featuring Hope Keawe with Hula Halau Mana'olana
June 23 - Nā Mea Hula with Kumu Kaho'okele Crabbe with Halauolaokalani

Aloha Friday on the VAC Gallery Porch

June 1 - ʻUkulele with Wes Awana
June 8 - Lei making with Randy Lee
June 15 - Hula and oli with Kumu Kaho'okele Crabbe
June 22 - Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong
June 29 - Lauhala weaving with Jelena Clay 

For more details on classes and events at the Volcano Art Center- Click Here!  -
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