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November 2013 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Events

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News Release Date: October 25, 2013
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 in November. All programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Programs are co-sponsored by the Hawai'i Pacific Parks Association, and your $2 donation helps support park programs.  Mark the calendar for these upcoming events:

How Ecologists Pick a "Winning Team" in Forest Management. Natural ecosystems today are forever changed by the introduction and establishment of non-native species like never before. Some non-native species, however, may be playing important roles in the community in terms of providing ecosystem goods and services. Susan Cordell, senior scientist and research ecologist for the USDA Forest Service's Institute of Pacific Island Forestry, explains the objective of the agency's lowland tropical wet forest restoration project.  Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free.
When: Tues., Nov. 5 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium  

Poke, From the Ocean to Your Table. Join April Kekoa and Teana Kaho'ohanohano as they share their knowledge of preparing this popular island dish. Poke (pronounced "po-keh") means "to slice or cut." As a food dish served as an appetizer or snack, it usually consists of bite-size pieces of raw, fresh fish mixed with seaweed and kukui nut relish. Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing 'Ike Hana No'eau "Experience the Skillful Work" workshops. Free.
When: Wed., Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai 

Ben Ka'ili in Concert. Hawaiian musician Ben Ka'ili has dedicated his life to playing and promoting Hawaiian music. He has shared Hawaiian music at festivals, including Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park's 33rd annual cultural festival last July, and through concerts and performances for more than 20 years.orn on the island of Hawai'i, Ka'ili started playing Hawaiian music at the age of eight with his family, including his uncle, Uncle George Lanakilakeikiahiali'i Na'ope. Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing Nā Leo Manu "Heavenly Voices" presentations. Free.
When: Wed., Nov. 13 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

Darlene Ahuna in Concert. Vocalist and musician Darlene Ahuna is one of the most esteemed ambassadors of Hawaiian music. She is best known for her seamless falsetto renditions of traditional Hawaiian, hula and hapa-haole standards, yet she conveys a mesmerizing style all her own. Bestowed with numerous Na Hōkū Hanohano awards for her vocals, Darlene is a mainstay at the Merrie Monarch Festival, and has represented the island of Hawai'i while entrancing audiences in Japan, and across the U.S. mainland. Part Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing Nā Leo Manu "Heavenly Voices" presentations. Free.
When: Wed., Nov. 20 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

Kahuku Junior Ranger Day. Keiki of all ages are invited to join park rangers and explore the park's southernmost section of Kahuku, in Ka'ū. Connect the culture, people, and 'āina through 'oli, GPS, and compass on a short and easy walk. Ka'ohu Monfort shares her knowledge and love of the island's native medicinal plants and how they are used to heal and nourish. Bring a refillable water bottle, sunscreen, hat, long pants, jacket and closed-toe shoes. At least one adult must accompany the children. The event and lunch are free, but registration is required. Call (808) 985-6019 by Nov. 15. Co-sponsored by Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, Hawai'i Pacific Parks Association, and the Queen Lili'uokalani Children's Center.
When: Sat., Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: The Kahuku Unit is located on the mauka (uphill) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5. Meet near the parking area.

Rescheduled! Large Earthquakes in the Hawaiian Islands: What You Need to Know. The island of Hawai'i has a long history of damaging, deadly, and costly earthquakes.  But did you know that large earthquakes are an ever-present danger throughout the state of Hawai'i? And do you know what to do to protect yourself during the next big earthquake?  Weston Thelen, a seismologist with the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, will present an overview of damaging earthquakes in Hawai'i, including current theories on why they occur, and what you need to know about future large earthquakes. Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free.
When: Tues., Nov. 26 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium   

 The Art of Lei Making. Join Patricia Kaula as she shares the art of lei making. Hawaiians use lei for blessing crops, adornment for hula dancers, in healing and sacred rituals, and much more. Lei can be made from many items, including leaves, flowers, shells and seeds, and is offered to express friendship, love, respect, and honor. Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing 'Ike Hana No'eau "Experience the Skillful Work" workshops. Free.
When: Wed., Nov. 27 from 10 a.m. to noon
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai 

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Did You Know?

'Ama`u fern frond unfurling.

The young fronds of the `ama`u fern (Sadleria cyatheoides) often emerge red to block harmful rays from the sun. They gradually turn green with age.