Kumu Pele, daily through Aug 23, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. Avi Kiriaty exhibits of original paintings and prints opens. 967-8222
Oil Painting, Sat/Sun, Aug 1/2, 10a.m. – 4 p.m. Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. Vicki Penny-Rohner teaches students to understanding the medium and use tools effectively to get desired results. $100/$90 VAC members. 967-8222
Palm Trail Hike, Sunday, Aug 2 & Sat, Aug 29, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park’s Kahuku Unit. This moderately difficult 2.6-mile loop trail provides one of the best panoramic views Kahuku has to offer. 985-6011 or nps.gov/havo
Stewardship at the Summit, Sat, Aug 8 & 15; Fri, Aug 21 & 28, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. Volunteers meet at Kīlauea Visitor Center to help remove invasive Himalayan ginger from park trails. Free; park entrance fees apply.
The Birth of Kahuku, Sat, Aug 8 & Sun, Aug 30, 9:30 – 11 p.m., Kahuku Unit of Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. Participants explore Kahuku’s rich geologic history, traverse the vast 1868 lava flow, see different volcano features and formations and identify many parts of the Southwest Rift Zone of Mauna Loa on this guided, easy-to-moderate hike.
Mushroom Cultivation Workshop, Sat, Aug. 8, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. Zach (the Mushroom Guy) Mermel teaches the basics of fungal biology. 967-8222
`Ohi`a Lehua, Sun, Aug 9 & Sat, Aug 22, 9:30 a.m., Kahuku Unit of Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. Participants learn about the vital role of `ohi`a lehua in native Hawaiian forests, the many forms of the `ohi`a lehua tree and its flower on this easy one-mile walk. Free. 985-6011
After Dark in the Park – Kīlauea’s Night Skies: An Artist’s Perspective, Tue, Aug 11, 7 p.m., Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. Hawai`i Island artist and interpretive guide Kent Olsen presents the night skies over Kilauea Volcano in a way that is sure to provide a new perspective and may just change the way attendees see everything. 985-6011
Na La`au: Important Uses of Hawaiian Plants, Wed, Aug. 12, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Kilauea Visitor Center lānai in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. Ranger Julia Espaniola shares her knowledge and love for some of the island’s native plants and their traditional uses. 985-6011
Thursday Nights at the Center, Aug 13, 7 p.m., Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. Elizabeth Miller hosts the film Exit Through the Gift Shop by British artist Banksy.
Pu`u o Lokuana, Sat, Aug 15, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., Kahuku unit of Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. Participants learn about formation and various uses of this grassy cinder cone and enjoy a breathtaking view of lower Ka‘ū on this moderately difficult 0.4-mile hike to the top. 985-6011
Hula Presentations, Sat, Aug 15, Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. Kumu Ab Valencia and Halau Hula Kalehuaki`eki`eika`iu present Na Mea Hula (All Things Hula) on Volcano Art Center Gallery’s front porch, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., and perform on the hula platform near the gallery 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 967-8222
Zentangle: Alice in Wonderland, Sat, Aug 15, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. Tangling on “Bijou” tiles. 967-8222
People & Land of Kahuku, Sun, Aug 16, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park’s Kahuku Unit. This guided, 2.5-mile, moderately difficult hike over rugged terrain focuses on the area’s human history. 985-6011
Halau O Mailelaulani, Wed, Aug 19, 6:30 – 8 p.m., Kilauea Visitor Center lanai in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. Kumu Hula Mailelaulani Canario’s hālau perpetuates ancient and modern style of hula. 985-6011
Volcano Rain Forest Runs, Sat, Aug 22, Volcano Village. Half Marathon, 7 a.m.; 10K, 7:45 a.m.; 5K 8 a.m.; Keiki Runs, 10 a.m. All events start and finish at Cooper Center on Wright Road. Food & entertainment makes the day fun for everyone. volcanorainforestruns.com
Hi`iaka & Pele, Sun, Aug 23, 9:30 – 11 a.m., Kahuku unit of Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. Participants discover the Hawaiian goddesses and the natural phenomena they represent on this moderate one-mile walk. 985-6011
`Ukulele Lessons, Wed, Aug 26, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Kilauea Visitor Center lanai in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. Rangers teach participants how to play a simple tune on the ‘ukulele and leave with a new skill and treasured ‘ike (wisdom).
Enduring Wiliwili, Sat, Aug 29 – TBA, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. Pacific Island Print Makers’ exhibit features work by Andrea Pro, Margaret Barnaby, Lisa Louise Adams, Kathy Molina and John McCaskill. Opening reception 5 p.m. 967-8222
Jazz in the Forest, Sat, Aug 29, 4:30 & 7:30 p.m. Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. Featured artist is Pauline Wilson with the Volcano Art Center Jazz Ensemble. 967-8222