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Volcanoes Park Centennial Events for October

September 29, 2016, 10:00 AM HST
* Updated October 1, 9:48 AM
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Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its 100th anniversary celebration through its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the public in October.

All ADIP and Hawaiian cultural programs are free, but park entrance fees apply.

Programs are co-sponsored by Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association. In addition, two artists-in-residence arrive for the October residency, sponsored by the National Parks Arts Foundation. Mark the calendar for these upcoming events:

Centennial Hike: Hawaiian Adze Production—Lithic Block Quarries on Kīlauea

When: Sat., Oct. 1, 2016 at 11 a.m.
Where: Meet at Kīlauea Overlook

Basalt rock ejected from Kīlauea was used by Hawaiians to manufacture stone tools (adze). NPS Photo.

Basalt rock ejected from Kīlauea was used by Hawaiians to manufacture stone tools (adze). NPS Photo.

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Join Park Ranger Jay Robinson on an easy hour-long hike among the abandoned adze quarry at Kīlauea Overlook. Most visitors have no idea this area was showered by large basalt rocks erupted from Kīlauea during its summit eruptions of 1790, or that Hawaiians coveted the rocks for stone tools (adze).

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Sturdy footwear, water, raingear, sun protection, and a snack are recommended.

Lili‘uokalani at Washington Place

When: Tues., Oct. 4 at 7 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

Jackie Pualani Johnson portrays Queen Lili‘uokalani. Photo courtesy of Ku‘ehu Mauga.

Jackie Pualani Johnson portrays Queen Lili‘uokalani. Photo courtesy of Ku‘ehu Mauga.

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Jackie Pualani Johnson performs an amazing, one-woman show about Queen Lili‘uokalani, the last monarch of Hawai‘i. Lili‘uokalani was imprisoned for a year at ‘Iolani Palace following the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom in 1893, where she composed the poignant song Aloha ‘Oe and translated the Kumulipo, the Hawaiian creation chant, into English. Johnson’s performance emphasizes the relationship with her hānai children, and is taken directly from the writings of Queen Lili‘uokalani, the queen’s family and other historical sources.

Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free.

Nā Pa‘ahana Hula (Tools of Hula)

When: Wed., Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to noon
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai

Hula implements. NPS Photo.

Hula implements. NPS Photo.

Learn about the beautiful implements that accompany traditional hula and ‘oli (chant). Pele Kaio, kumu hula for Unulau, and an instructor at Hawai‘i Community College, displays and describes the importance of ‘ulī ‘ulī (feathered rattles), pahu (drum), ‘ipu heke (gourd) and other Hawaiian hula tools.

Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ‘Ike Hana No‘eau “Experience the Skillful Work” workshops. Free.

 

Hawai‘i Nei Art Adventure: Palm Trail Hike

When: Sat., Oct. 8 at 9:30 a.m.
Where: Enter the Kahuku Unit on the mauka side of Highway 11 near mile market 70.5

Hikers enjoy Palm Trail in Kahuku. NPS Photo/Sami Steinkamp.

Hikers enjoy Palm Trail in Kahuku. NPS Photo/Sami Steinkamp.

The featured category for this year’s Hawai‘i Nei Art Contest are the national parks of Hawai‘i Island to celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service. Get inspired on Kahuku’s Palm Trail. This ranger-led hike across the 1868 lava flow reveals the pioneer plants that thrive on new flows, and more diverse and established flora in areas with deeper soil.

The hike is moderately difficult, 2.5 miles roundtrip and will take 2-3 hours. Carpooling is encouraged. Space is limited; register by Oct. 5 at www.hawaiineiartcontest.org. Free!

Kahuku ‘Ohana Day

When: Sat., Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Kahuku Unit

A volunteer plants a native tree in Kahuku. NPS Photo.

A volunteer plants a native tree in Kahuku. NPS Photo.

For keiki 17 and younger and their families to help the park’s natural resources staff restore native forest by planting native trees in the Kahuku Unit in Ka‘ū. Call (808) 985-6019 to register by Oct. 3.

Bring lunch, snacks, water, a re-usable water bottle, sunscreen, hat, long pants and shoes.
Sponsored by the park and the Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association. Enter the Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on the mauka side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5, and meet near the parking area. Free.

Bert Naihe in Concert

When: Wed., Oct. 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

Courtesy photo of Bert Naihe.

Courtesy photo of Bert Naihe.

Hawaiian musician and singer Bert Naihe will perform songs from his own CD, You’re the One, and catchy versions of other favorite tunes. Naihe, who was born and raised in Hilo, is also a musician for Hālau o ka Ua Kanileua with Kumu Hula Johnny Lum Ho.

Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing Nā Leo Manu “Heavenly Voices” presentations. Free.

After Dark in the Park: LiDAR Sheds New Light on Hidden Gems

When: Tues., Oct. 25, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology is used to digitize archeological resources including ancient footprints, petroglyph fields and agricultural systems. Join Park Archeologist Dusten Robbins to learn how the park uses LiDAR in managing cultural resources, and future uses of this exciting technology.

Ulana Niu (Coconut Leaf Plaiting)

When: Wed., Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to noon
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai

Ulana Niu, weaving coconut fronds. NPS Photo.

Ulana Niu, weaving coconut fronds. NPS Photo.

Join park rangers and learn to make fun and creative trinkets out of coconut leaves to take home. Park rangers and staff from the Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association share their knowledge of this beloved Polynesian tradition.

Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ‘Ike Hana No‘eau “Experience the Skillful Work” workshops. Free.

After Dark Out of the Park: LiDAR Sheds New Light on Hidden Gems

When: Wed., Oct. 26 at 7 p.m.
Where: Mokupāpapa Discovery Center in downtown Hilo, 76 Kamehameha Avenue

Park archeologist Dusten Robins operates a LiDAR machine near Pu‘uloa Petroglyphs. NPS Photo.

Park archeologist Dusten Robins operates a LiDAR machine near Pu‘uloa Petroglyphs. NPS Photo.

LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology is used to digitize archeological resources including ancient footprints, petroglyph fields and agricultural systems. Join Park Archeologist Dusten Robbins to learn how the park uses LiDAR in managing cultural resources, and future uses of this exciting technology. Sponsored by Mokupāpapa Discovery Center.

Centennial Hike: LiDAR Sheds New Light on Hidden Gems

When: Sat., Oct. 29, 2016 at 1 p.m.
Where: Meet at the Ka‘ū Desert Trailhead

Join park rangers on a moderate, 2 ½-mile roundtrip hike into the Ka‘ū Desert and learn how LiDAR has helped rescript the history surrounding the ancient footprints embedded in this landscape.

Sturdy footwear, water, raingear, sun protection, and a snack are recommended. About two hours.

Artists-in-Residence Programs for October

Composer, jazz musician and ‘ukulele champion Byron Yasui and accomplished painter and cellist Noreen Naughton, are the park’s Artists in Residence for October.

October Artists in Residence, Noreen Naughton and Byron Yasui. Courtesy Photo

October Artists in Residence, Noreen Naughton and Byron Yasui. Courtesy Photo

Join the artists for these upcoming free events, which include public workshops, an After Dark in the Park presentation, and an open-house studio.

‘Ukulele: A Brief History and a Sampling of Playing Styles.

When: Sat., Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. to noon
Where: Kīlauea Theater at Kīlauea Military Camp

Byron Yasui shares the various ‘ukulele styles he grew up with as a living history interpretation of the instrument’s varied history.

This class is for players of moderate to advanced level, and could also inspire composers and arrangers in the areas of playing techniques, notation and tablature.

Free, but registration is required. Call Laura Schuster at 808-985-6130 or email [email protected].

Painting Workshop with Noreen Naughton

When: Sat., Oct. 8 and Sat. Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. to noon.
Where: the lobby of the ‘Ōhi‘a Wing, between Kīlauea Vistor Center and the Volcano House

Artist-in-residence and painter Noreen Naughton will talk about her process of discovering the subject and how she arrives at abstraction while painting out in the park. She will also discuss creative process and how it works for her.

Free, but registration is required. Call Laura Schuster at 808-985-6130 or email [email protected].

‘Ukulele Kani Ka Pila with Byron Yasui

When: Sat., Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. to noon.
Where: Kīlauea Theater at Kīlauea Military Camp

Bring your ‘ukulele to this workshop for players of all skill levels. The objective is to have fun and learn easy-to-finger chords as an accompaniment to singing simple songs.

Free, but registration is required. Call Laura Schuster at 808-985-6130 or email [email protected].

After Dark in the Park with Artists-in-Residence Bryon Yasui and Noreen Naughton

When: Tues., Oct. 18 at 7 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center auditorium

The artists speak about the creative process and how Hawai‘i informs and inspires their different art forms. Yasui, a Professor Emeritus of Theory and Composition at the University of Hawai‘i, is a composer, jazz musician, and ‘ukulele aficionado. Naughton is a renowned painter, educator and cellist. Free.

The artists’ residency begins Sept. 27 and ends Oct. 27. The residency is brought to the Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park by the National Parks Arts Foundation. These residencies are sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

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