March 2015 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs

Lei making at Kahuku ‘Ohana Day
Keiki can learn to make lei at the Kahuku ‘Ohana Day, March 28

NPS Photo/Jay Robinson

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News Release Date: February 18, 2015

Contact: Jessica Ferracane, 808-985-6018

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 March. 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:

‘Ulana Niu (Coconut Weaving). Learn how to transform coconut fronds into fun items and take home your creations. Join staff from the Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association as they share their knowledge and love of this popular traditional craft. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing ‘Ike Hana No‘eau “Experience the Skillful Work” workshops. Free.
When: Wed., March 11 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai

An Evening of Hula and Hawaiian Music. Come relax and enjoy an evening of Hawaiian music, featuring the sweet falsetto voice of Hilo’s own Stan Kaina and Leo Nahenahe o Pōhai Kealoha. The talented and beautiful dancers of Kumu Hula Ab Valencia’s Hālau Hula Kalehuaki‘eki‘eika‘iu from Volcano. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ Nā Leo Manu, “Heavenly Voices” performances. Free.
When: Wed., March 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center auditorium 

Bees In Hawai‘i: Trouble in Paradise? Beekeepers James Severtson and Carol Conner from the Paradise Bee Ranch in Hawaiian Paradise Park will present “Bees in Hawai'i - Trouble in Paradise?” The program will cover a brief history of the introduction of bees to the Hawaiian Islands, honeybee biology, bee parasites, and Langstroth vs. top bar beehives. There will be time for questions, and the option to taste tropical blend honeys in three forms: liquid, creamed and in the comb. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free.
When: Tues., March 24 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

‘Ulana Lauhala. Spend time with park rangers and cultural practitioners who share the art of ‘ulana lauhala (pandanus weaving), and learn how to prepare leaves for weaving. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing ‘Ike Hana No‘eau “Experience the Skillful Work” workshops. Free.
When: Wed., March 25 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai

Kahuku ‘Ohana Day. Children of all ages are invited to learn the beautiful tradition of Hawaiian lei making with practitioner Maile Napoleon as she shares her love and knowledge of this traditional Hawaiian practice. Call 808-985-6019 by March 12 to sign up for this program and a free lunch for keiki. Bring water, sunscreen, hat, and long pants. Bring water, sunscreen, hat, and long pants. Sponsored by Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association, and Queen Lili‘uokalani Children’s Center. Free.
When: Sat., March 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Where: Kahuku Unit is located between mile markers 70 and 71 off Highway11 in Ka‘ū.

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Last updated: February 28, 2015

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