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Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park June 2011 Hawaiian Cultural Programs

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Date: May 27, 2011
Contact: Jessica Ferracane, (808) 985-6018

Hawai`i National Park, HI – Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture with the community and visitors throughout June. Most programs are free, but Park entrance fees may apply. Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

La`au Lapa`au ("Healing Medicine"). Learn how plants are used as medicine. Ka`ohu Monfort shares her knowledge of how Hawai`i's native plants, including noni, kukui and olena, can heal and nourish. Part of Hawai`i Volcanoes' ongoing `Ike Hana No`eau "Experience the Skillful Work" workshops. Free.
When: Fri., June 10 from 10 a.m. to noon
Where:Kilauea Visitors Center lanai

Kenneth Makuakane, Singer/Songwriter. Enjoy a free performance by the 12-time Na Hoku Hanohano award-winning singer, songwriter and producer as he shares original songs from his first solo album, Makuakane, and his latest albums, The Dash, White Bath Tub and other compilations. Part of Hawai`i Volcanoes' ongoing `Ike Hana No`eau "Experience the Skillful Work" performances.
When: Wed., June 15 from 10 a.m. to noon
Where: Kilauea Visitors Center lanai

Kenneth Makuakane, Singer/Songwriter. Can't make Kenneth's daytime performance June 15? Enjoy a free evening of his island music that same night! The award-winning and prolific singer/songwriter is recognized as an innovator in Hawaiian music and has more than 100 albums to his producing credit. Part of Hawai`i Volcanoes' ongoing Na Leo Manu "Heavenly Voices" series of cultural programs.
When: Wed., June 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitors Center Auditorium

Na Kapa Pa`ahana – Design Your Own Kapa Implements. Kapa-making expert Kauhane Heloca shares the art of na kapa pa`ahana in this workshop. Materials cost is $300 to make four implements, including kua (wooden anvil) i'e kuku (square beater), hohoa (round beater), and niho `oki (shark tooth knife). Space is limited to 35 students. To reserve a space for the workshop, contact Joni Mae Makuakane-Jarrell via email at joni_mae_makuakane-jarrell@nps.gov, or call (808) 985-6020 by June 10, 4 p.m. Part of Hawai`i Volcanoes' ongoing `Ike Hana No`eau "Experience the Skillful Work" workshops.
When: Sat., June 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Environmental Education Center
Cost: $300 for materials

An Evening of Hawaiian Music and Hula. Hawaiian entertainer and kumu hula Meleana Ulrich-Manuel and her hula halau, Ke `Olu Makani o Mauna Loa, will perform song and dance this special evening. The halau has participated in countless competitions, festivals and events throughout Hawai`i, the mainland and Japan. Part of Hawai`i Volcanoes' ongoing Na Leo Manu "Heavenly Voices" series of cultural programs.
When: Fri., June 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. (auditorium opens at 6:15 p.m.)
Where: Kilauea Visitors Center Auditorium


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The Kamehameha Butterfly is orange and black, with white spots.

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