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HVNP programs for August 2012

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Hawaii 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:

* Haku Mele, a Hawaiian Songwriting Retreat

Hawaiian music, haku mele, and language experts Kenneth Makuakane, 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. Part of Hawaii Volcanoes’ ongoing ‘Ike Hana Noeau “Experience the Skillful Work” workshops.

When: Friday-Sunday, Aug. 3-5; Times vary: 6-9 p.m. Aug. 3; 6:45 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 4; and 6:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 5

Where: Kīlauea Military Camp’s Koa Room

* Monumental Architecture of Micronesia

Hawaii’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 Hawaii Volcanoes’ ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free.

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7
Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium

* 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 Hawaii Volcanoes’ ongoing Ike Hana Noeau “Experience the Skillful Work” workshops. Free.

When: 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Aug. 8
Where: Kilauea Visitor Center lanai

* Aunty Diana Aki, the “Songbird of Milolii.”

Na 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 Hawaii Volcanoes’ ongoing Nā Leo Manu “Heavenly Voices” presentations. Free.

When: 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium

* Coin Forum

The United States Mint will feature Hawaii 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 Hawaii Volcanoes’ ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free.
When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28
Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium

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