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    Hawai'i Volcanoes

    National Park Hawai'i

July 2012 Hawaiian Cultural and After Dark in the Park Programs

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Date: June 21, 2012
Contact: Jessica Ferracane, 808-985-6018

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

 
Seismographs at Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

Seismographs on display at Jaggar Museum

NPS Photo

Virtual Seismology. Dr. Wes Thelen, seismologist for the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, will introduce new online tools available for the public to interpret earthquakes. With a basic understanding of the available tools, individuals will be able to explore both tectonic and volcanic seismicity in Hawai'i and around the world.Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free.
When: Tues., July 3, 7 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

 
An i'iwi bird and lobelia

An i'iwi gathers nectar from a lobelia

NPS Photo

Hawai'i's Bird Pollinators: A Love Story. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the park's designation as a World Heritage Site. As part of our ongoing celebration, Professor Jonathan Price of the University of Hawai'i-Hilo, explains the connection between Hawai'i's native endemic birds and ancient flowers. This spellbinding program reveals a love story in one of the most isolated forests on earth. Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free.
When: Tues., July 10, 7 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

 
Pounding kapa

Pounding kapa at the Cultural Festival

NPS Photo/Jay Robinson

32nd Annual Cultural Festival. Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park hosts its 32nd Annual Cultural Festival! This annual, one-day gala event is a popular one, with anticipated attendance of 5,000 visitors. This year, the cultural festival promotes the importance and understanding of hula kahiko, traditional arts and crafts, and contemporary Hawaiian music. Featured hula hālau include: Keiki o Hālau o Kekuhi; Hālau Ulumamo o Hilo Palikū; Hālau Hula 'O Kahikilaulani; and Hālau Ha'a Kea o Kinohi. Musical entertainers include the band Mānailehua and Aunty Diana Aki. This is a fee-free day!
When: Sat., July 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Kahua Hula (traditional hula platform) at Ka'auea, near Volcano Art Center

 
Hilo One band

Members of the Hawaiian musical group, Hilo One

Courtesy of Hilo One

An Evening of Music with Hilo One. Come enjoy the Hawaiian music of entertainers R. Likeke Teanio (lead guitar, 'ukulele and vocals), Aaron Agres (electric upright bass, vocals), and Kahele Miura (acoustic 12-string rhythm guitar, vocals), as they regale the audience with their astonishing instrumentation and vocals. Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing Nā Leo Manu "Heavenly Voices" presentations. Free.
When: Wed., July 18, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

 
Roberta Muller quilter

Roberta H. Muller, Hawaiian quilt artisan

Courtesy of Roberta H. Muller

Hawaiian Quilting: Stitching a Legacy. Roberta H. Muller leaned the art of Hawaiian quilting literally at her grandmother Theresa Iseke Quinn's feet. Today, Roberta is widely recognized for her skillful work on many large quilts in the traditional Hawaiian style, and for teaching and sharing this wonderful craft. Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free.
When: Tues., July 24, 7 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

 
Kiʻi Pōhaku

Kiʻi pōhaku

NPS Photo

Ki'i Pōhaku. Join Park Ranger Jaeneise Cuison as she demonstrates the art of ki'i pōhaku, or carving into rock. Simply watch and learn, or join in and make your own ki'i pōhaku to take home. Fun and easy for all ages. Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing 'Ike Hana No'eau "Experience the Skillful Work" workshops. Free.
When: Wed., July 25, from 10 a.m. to noon
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai

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Did You Know?

`iliahi is the Hawaiian name for sandalwood.

During the 1800's, vast quantities of fragrant sandalwood were the first major export of the Hawaiian Islands. The trade nearly caused the extinction of `iliahi or sandalwood (Santalum paniculatum).