October 2014 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Events

Hālau Hula Kalehuaki‘eki‘eka‘iu ma Kīlauea
Hālau Hula Kalehuaki‘eki‘eika‘iu ma Kīlauea

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News Release Date: September 16, 2014

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 October. All programs are free, but park entrance fees may apply. Programs are co-sponsored by the Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association. Mark the calendar for these upcoming events:

Lei Hulu Demonstration. Join master lei maker Kilohana Domingo as he demonstrates the intricate art of feather work. See his prized and highly sought after nā lei hulu. Kilohana has taught classes in Hawai‘i and on the mainland. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing ‘Ike Hana No‘eau “Experience the Skillful Work” workshops. Free.
When: Wed., Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai 

The Settlement of the Pacific and Hawaiian Origins: A Perspective from Archeology. When Captain James Cook and other European explorers entered the Pacific in the 18th century, they were astounded to find that virtually every single island was already populated by indigenous island cultures. Where had the ancestors of these island people come from, and how did they manage to discover and settle even the most remote islands, including Hawai‘i? Over the past century, archeologists have sought the answers to these questions. Patrick V. Kirch, Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus at the University of California at Berkeley, reviews the history and presents current evidence for the history of human settlement throughout the Pacific. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free, and your $2 donation helps support After Dark programs.
When: Tues., Oct. 14, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

Hula Performance. Enjoy an evening of Hawaiian dance through the art of hula, as performed by Hālau Hula Kalehuaki‘eki‘eika‘iu ma Kīlauea, under the direction of kumu hula Ab Kawainohoikala‘i Valencia. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing Nā Leo Manu “Heavenly Voices” presentations. Free.
When: Wed., Oct. 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium 

Lei-Making Demonstration. Joshua Kalima, who has been immersed in the traditional Hawaiian practices since the age of five, shares his knowledge and love of creating beautiful lei. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing ‘Ike Hana No‘eau “Experience the Skillful Work” workshops. Free.
When: Wed., Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai

National Fossil Day! Ka‘ū Learning Academy co-founder Joe Iacuzzo, the Hawai‘i representative for the National Park Service National Fossil Day, will present a talk titled “Thomas Jefferson to Johnson Space Center: Fossil History in America.” Joe worked for six years on Jurassic Park at Universal Pictures and created an award-winning dinosaur documentary film for Discovery Channel. He has been involved with numerous dinosaur discoveries and is the most widely read dinosaur science writer in the world. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free, and your $2 donation helps support After Dark programs.
When: Tues., Oct. 21, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium 

Puna ‘Ohana Day. Keiki of all ages are invited to join park rangers and Lois Sanekane to learn all about Hawaiian sea life. Sign up for this free program which includes lunch by calling (808) 985-6019; register by Oct. 17 for lunch. Sponsored by the Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association, and the Queen Liliuokalani Children’s Center. Free.
When: Sat., Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to noon.
Where: Maku‘u Farmer’s Market off Highway 130 in Puna 

Find posters of these events online: https://www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/events.htm. 

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Joe Iacuzzo will present a talk on National Fossil Day.

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Last updated: February 28, 2015

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