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September & October Events at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

September 13, 2012

 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 September and October.  These programs are free, but park entrance fees may apply. Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

Alii Keanaaina

Alii Keanaaina in Concert. Singer, songwriter and musician Ali‘i Keanaaina debuts his first solo album, He Mele No, an album dedicated to those who inspired him to sing and write. Ali‘i is backed by his band (also named He Mele No), comprised of his twin brother Nui, and cousins Pililani Pua-Kaipo and Bradshaw Ellis. They bring to life the stories that Ali‘i has set to melody. CD available for purchase at the concert. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing Nā Leo Manu “Heavenly Voices” presentations. Free.
When: Wed., Sept. 19, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., doors open at 6:15 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

 

Steam vent

Steam vent

Developing Energy from an Active Volcano: the Kīlauea Geothermal Story So Far. HVO scientists Jim Kauahikaua, Frank Trusdell, Wes Thelen, and Jeff Sutton will present a brief history of geothermal development in Hawai‘i and a description of the location and nature of the hydrothermal system. The most attractive area for power development is Kīlauea’s lower East Rift Zone. The scientists will address the volcano and seismic hazards on Kīlauea and the effects of geothermal development, plus the volcanic gas emissions from the hydrothermal system and their potential hazards. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free.
When: Tues., Sept. 25 at 7 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium 

Aunty Nona Beamer

Aunty Nona Beamer

“Nona Beamer: A Legacy of Aloha” is a portrait in film painted with the words of some of the people profoundly affected by this remarkable Hawaiian woman. Aunty Nona was a musician, hula dancer, composer and teacher at a time when Hawaiian culture was still being suppressed in Hawaii. She was a major force behind the Cultural Renaissance of the ‘70s that helped restore dignity and pride to Hawaiians. Join filmmaker Linda Kane for a screening of this remarkable film. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free.
When: Tues., Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m. (note earlier start time)
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium 

Lito Arkangel

Lito Arkangel

Lito Arkangel in Concert. Singer/songwriter Lito Arkangel is a popular Hawai‘i Island entertainer, and he shares his original compositions and other Hawaiian favorites in this special concert at the park. Arkangel has performed at many establishments around the island, and collaborates with artists such as Rupert Tripp, Jr. & Ohana, the Ahuna Ohana, Piggy Kaleohano, Damon Williams, and many more. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing Nā Leo Manu “Heavenly Voices” presentations. Free.
When: Wed., Oct. 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., doors open at 6:15 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium
 

Palila

Palila

The Palila’s Future: Restoring a Māmane Forest on Mauna Kea. High above the clouds on the slopes of Mauna Kea, the dry forest harbors the critically endangered Hawaiian finch, the palila. This māmane and naio forest has been severely degraded by grazing animals for more than 200 years, and so has the palila’s population. Today, the Mauna Kea Forest Restoration Project (MKFRP) is actively restoring the forest through volunteer out-planting and seed-scatter projects.  MKFRP’s Volunteer Coordinator Jackson Bauer will discuss the restoration of this rarely visited forest and its feathery inhabitants.  
When: Tues., Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium 

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