Friday, August 3, 2012

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park - August Program



Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs - August 2012

Stay at Hale Moana Bed & Breakfast and visit the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park - only 30 minutes away:


Hawaii National Park, Hawaii – Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors throughout August.  These programs are free, but park entrance fees may apply. Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

When: Fri.-Sun., Aug. 3-5; Times vary: Aug. 3 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Aug. 4 from 6:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Aug. 5 from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Military Camp’s Koa Room 


Haku Mele, a Hawaiian Songwriting Retreat. Hawaiian music, haku mele, and language experts Kenneth Makuakāne, Kainanai Kahaunaele, and Kaliko Trapp-Beamer offer a three-day retreat to create original Hawaiian compositions through small group sessions. Class is limited to 40 participants and is FREE! To reserve a space, contact Park Ranger Joni Mae Makuakāne-Jarrell at 985-6020 or joni_mae_makuakane-jarrell@nps.gov by July 25. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing ‘Ike Hana No‘eau “Experience the Skillful Work” workshops. Free.
 
When: Tues., Aug. 7 at 7 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium
Monumental Architecture of Micronesia. Hawai‘i’s impressive heiau and Rapa Nui’s giant stone images are well-known around the world, but Eastern Polynesia is not the only place in the Pacific where islanders created monumental art and architecture. Join Dave Tuggle, Ph.D., on an illustrated journey to the other side of the Pacific – the islands of Micronesia – and learn about the ancient, massive stonework of Palau and the limestone structures of the Marianas. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free.

When: Wed., Aug. 8, from 10 a.m. to noon
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai
‘Ukulele Lessons. Join Park Ranger Keoki Wells as he shares the delight of playing the Hawaiian ‘ukulele. Watch and join in and learn to play a mele (song). Fun, and easy for all ages. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing ‘Ike Hana No‘eau “Experience the Skillful Work” workshops. Free.

When: Wed., Aug. 15, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.  
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium
 Aunty Diana Aki, the “Songbird of Milolii.Nā Hoku Hanohano award-winning falsetto singer and ‘ukulele player Diana Aki returns to the park for a free concert. Beloved by all generations, Aunty Diana has been entranced by Hawaiian music since she was a child, and continues to enchant all who hear her. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing Nā Leo Manu “Heavenly Voices” presentations. Free.

When: Tues., Aug. 28, 7 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium 
Coin Forum. The United States Mint will feature Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on a commemorative 2012 quarter-dollar coin to be released Aug. 29, through the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. Join Mint representatives and coin enthusiasts for an interactive presentation on American currency, and find out how long a quarter lasts, what it takes to engrave these special coins, and much more. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free.

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