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Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park March 2012 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs

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Date: February 10, 2012
Contact: Jessica Ferracane, 808-985-6018

Hawaiʻi National Park, HI - Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors throughout March. These programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

 
Aku Hauanio

Kau lāʻau: Traditional Hawaiian Ulua Fishing. The ulua is a prominent fish in Hawaiian culture. The largest one caught in recent times weighed in at a whopping 191 pounds! While modern ulua fishing equipment and tournaments haul in countless fish each year, some Hawaiians are revisiting their ancestral traditions for more sustainable practices. Join Aku Hauanio, a Hawaiian kau lāʻau fisherman for a fascinating look at cliff-top fishing, or "hang baiting."

Part of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes' ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free.

When: Tues., Mar. 13, 7 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

 
Lehua and Kilohana Domingo

Lei Hulu a me Ulana Pāpale Lauhala (Feather Lei and Lauhala Hat Making). Master lei maker Kilohana Domingo demonstrates the intricate art of feather work, and his highly prized nā lei hulu (feather lei) will be on display. Kilohana's mother, Lehua Domingo, is also a renowned Hawaiian artist, and will share the unique ʻanoni style of weaving pandanus leaves into an exquisite hat.

Part of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes' ongoing Ike Hana Noʻeau "Experience the Skillful Work" workshops. Free.

When: Wed., Mar. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai

 
Meleana Ulrich-Manuel

Performance by Hula Halau ke ʻOlu Makani o Mauna Loa. Enjoy the hula, music, songs, charm and beauty of this esteemed hālau. Hawaiian entertainer Meleana Ulrich-Manuel, a native of Kīlauea, and her hālau have participated in many festivals, competitions and events through Hawaiʻi, the mainland, and Japan. They perpetuate Hawaiian culture, protocol, and history through song and dance.

Part of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes' ongoing Nā Leo Manu "Heavenly Voices" presentations. Free.

When: Wed., Mar. 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

 
Ranger John Stallman

Loulu: Hawaiʻi's Ancient Native Palms. Native palm forests once covered large areas in the Hawaiian Islands, dominating the landscape of the coastal plains and dry leeward slopes. In rain forests, massive palms emerged high above the surrounding canopy, rivaling the mighty koa for the title of Hawaiʻi's tallest tree. Today, these endemic Hawaiian palms are virtually unknown to most residents. Join Park Ranger John Stallman as he discusses the natural history and conservation of Hawaiʻi's native palms, loulu.

Part of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes' ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free.

When: Tues., Mar. 27, 7 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

 
Pandanus Weaving

Ulana Lauhala - Pandanus Weaving. Learn to weave a lauhala bracelet from the lau (leaves) of the hala (pandanus) tree. Join members of ʻAha Pūhala o Puna as they share the art of lauhala weaving to perpetuate this Hawaiian art.

Part of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes' ongoing Ike Hana Noʻeau "Experience the Skillful Work" workshops. Free.

When: Wed., Mar. 28 from 10 a.m. to noon.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center lanai

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