Ka’u News — Ho’olaule’a At Honu’apo, Mālama Ka’u Slated For Sept. 5

Image courtesy of Ka 'Ohana O Honu'apo

(Media release) — Ka ‘Ohana O Honu’apo celebrates its stewardship of Honu’apo Park at the third “Ho’olaule’a At Honu’apo: Mālama Ka’u,” Sun., Sept. 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Honu’apo Park and Whittington Beach Park.

The free, multi-generational festivities are open to everyone, with great food, music, hula, a mo’olelo (storytelling) contest and more.  Cyril Pahinui, Halau Hula O Kahikilaulani led by Kumu Hula Nahokulani Gaspang, Halau Kukui Malamalama O Kona with Kumu Hula David Ka`iliwai, Back to the ’50s, Halau Hula Ka Makani Hali Ala O Puna with Kumu Hula Ehulani Stephany, Just Us, Mahalo Ke Akua Hula Ministry led by Terry Tanaka, and the Hawaiian Civic Club of Ka’u, will entertain the crowd.

Ka ‘Ohana O Honu’apo and the Ka’u community are dedicated to protecting the 230 acres of Honu’apo Park, now the largest county shoreline park in the state. Honu’apo is a special shoreline nursery that nurtures and protects dozens of endangered marine and terrestrial plants and animals. Event organizers hope to raise awareness about Honu’apo, and raise funds to help maintain programs. The day includes a variety of fun-filled events for all ages, including cultural demonstrations, canoe rides, pony rides and a beach clean-up contest for keiki. Read more

Hilo News — Hula Heritage Dance Festival Is Sept.18

Blaine Fergerstrom photo courtesy of Office of Hawaiian Affairs

The legend of Princess Kahikilaulani will be presented through hula and drama by the princess’ namesake halau under the direction of kumu hula Ray Fonseca, of Hilo, on Friday, Sept. 18, 2009. East Hawaii Cultural Center is the venue for this evening honoring Hawaii’s rich hula heritage with Halau Hula O Kahikilaulani. Call (808) 961-5711 or visit for more information.

Volcano News — Woodcut Print Exhibit, Block Printing, Nature Hikes, A Hula Kahiko Performance — Volcano Art Center Keeps It Lively Through May

Following is a list of activities and events to be held at  the Volcano Art Center (VAC) in May. For More Information, call (808) 967-8222 or visit

Margaret Barnaby

“Outside Dreams,” an exhibit of multiple-plate woodcut prints by Margaret Barnaby.  Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  Free (Park entrance fees apply). 

Saturday, May 2, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Native Species Art Hike – Ka’u with Eldridge Naboa, natural resources manager for the Ka’u Preserve, and a life-long resident of the area.  This unique art hike is for amateur and professional artists of all ages who plan to submit artwork for the juried show “Hawai’i Nei 2009” held June 13 to August 2. Read more