Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park October 2015 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs

Ranger Dean demonstrating ti leaf lei-making
Ranger Dean demonstrating ti leaf lei-making

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News Release Date: September 15, 2015

Contact: Jessica Ferracane, 808-985-6018

Hawaii National Park, HI – 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 October. 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:

Fossil History of Hawai'i. Bone up on the fascinating fossil history of Hawai'i for National Fossil Day! Although Hawai'i didn't have dinosaurs, the fossils of Hawai'i are protected in its national parks and include human footprints in volcanic ash, extinct birds, and trees entombed by lava flows. Fossil expert Joe Iacuzzo of the Ka'ū Learning Academy and anthropologist Mark Sledziewski share their expertise on the fossils of Hawai'i and other incredible fossil discoveries from around the world –including dinosaurs! Bring the keiki. Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free.
When: Tues., Oct. 13 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

Make a Ti Leaf Lei. Park rangers will demonstrate how to create a beautiful ti leaf lei during this hands-on demonstration. Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing 'Ike Hana No'eau "Experience the Skillful Work" workshops. Free.
When: Wed., Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai

Hawaiian Music Concert by Sean "Olanui" Robbins. This 21-year-old kī hō'alu (slack-key) guitarist and songwriter is a rising star, and shares his love of old Hawai'i through his soulful and heartfelt music. Sean is a protégé of legendary slack-key musician Cyril Pahinui and the musical Keli'iho'omalu 'ohana in Kaimū. His recently released debut CD, Olanui, will be available for sale at the concert. Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' Nā Leo Manu, "Heavenly Voices" performances. Free.
When: Wed., Oct. 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center auditorium

Book signing: The Last Volcano, by author by John Dvorak. Thomas Jaggar traveled the world studying volcanic eruptions. In 1912, he started the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory at Kīlauea. A widowed schoolteacher, Isabel Maydwell, came to Hawai'i from California to restart her life. She and Dr. Jaggar fell in love and lived in a small house at the edge of Kīlauea caldera. Together, they solved the mystery of why volcanoes erupt and found something else –enduring love. The Last Volcano is the story of the science and romance of volcanoes and why some people choose to dedicate their lives to confronting nature in its most magnificent form. Join author John Dvorak, a former staff member of HVO, for a special program and book signing. Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free.
When: Tues., Oct. 27 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., Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai

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Last updated: September 18, 2015

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