From the Ground,Up, daily through Sun, Nov 15, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Robert Weiss’ solo exhibit features a new collection of plein air oil paintings of landscapes within the park.
`Ohi‘a Lehua, Sun, Nov 1 & Sat, Nov 21, 9:30 a.m., Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Participants learn about the vital role of ‘ōhi‘a lehua in native Hawaiian forests, the many forms of the ‘ōhi‘a lehua tree and its flower on this easy, one-mile walk. Free. 985-6011
TOTUSAwards & Community Tea-In, Sat, Nov 7, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Volcano Art Center in Volcano Village. The first national tea competition for U.S.-grown teas. Enlightening talks and presentations by professionals and an exhibition of TOTUS Award Competition entries. totus1awards.com or volcanoartcenter.org
Holiday Bazaar Fundraiser, Sat/Sun, Nov 7/8, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Discovery Harbour Community Hall. Handmade crafts, foods, etc. Table rent $10 per day or $15 for both in advance. Set up at 8 a.m. inside or out; first come, first to choose. Pit ham and beef sandwiches for sale Sat. Dina Shisler, 410-935-8087
Hula Kahiko Performance, Sat, Nov 7, 10:30 a.m., hula platform near Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Featuring Kumu hula Chrissy Noelani Henriques with Hālau Hula E Hulali Mai I Ka La. Starting at 9:30 a.m. on the Gallery porch, it’s Nā Mea Hula with Loke Kamanu and ʻohana. 967-8222
Mongolian BBQ, Sat, Nov 7, 5 – 8 p.m., Kīlauea Military Camp’s Crater Rim Café in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Open to authorized patrons or sponsored guests. Park Entrance fees apply. 967-8356
Hi‘iaka & Pele, Sun, Nov 8 & Sat, Nov 28, 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
Sunday Walk in the Park, Nov 8, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cheryl Gansecki leads an easy and accessible roundtrip walk exploring Keanakako‘i Crater. Free for Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park; non-members can join in order to attend. Registration required at firstname.lastname@example.org or 985-7373.
Fee-Free Day, Wed, Nov 11, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. The park recognizes Veterans Day by waiving entry fees. 985-6011
Veterans Day Ceremony, Wed, Nov 11, 3 p.m., Kīlauea Military Camp in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. The public is invited to join KMC in Honoring Those Who Served. 967-8371
Veterans Day Buffet, Wed, Nov 11, 4 p.m., Kīlauea Military Camp’s Crater Rim Café, in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Prime rib, baked ono, spinach and mushroom Alfredo. $26.95 adults; $13.50 children 6 – 11 years old. All eligible veterans who attend the ceremony are invited to be guests for the buffet by registering before Nov 6 at 967-8371.
Thursday Nights at the Center, Nov 12, 7 p.m., Volcano Art Center in Volcano Village. Featuring local author Kahikāhealani Wight and her recent book Rainforest Pu‘uhonua. 967-8222
Pu‘u o Lokuana, Sat, Nov 14, 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
People & Land of Kahuku, Sun, Nov 15 & 29, 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
Hula Performance, Wed, Nov 18, 6:30 – 8 p.m.,Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Kumu hula Manaiakalani Kalua and Hālau o Akaunu perpetuate the ‘aiha‘a style, “which was born of this landscape.” Kumu received his ‘ūniki (training) from Taupōuri Tangaō, kumu hula for Unukupukupu, whose foundation comes from the traditions of Hālau o Kekuhi. Free; park entrance fees apply.
Christmas in the Country, Fri, Nov 20 – Jan 3, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, with Members Appreciation party opening evening. Handmade wreaths and local holiday gifts. The invitational Wreath Exhibit also opens the same evening. 967-8222
Kahuku ‘Ohana Day, Sat, Nov 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Keiki are invited to join park rangers and participate in a day of fun botanical discovery. Call 985-6019 to sign up by Fri, Nov 6 and be included in a free lunch.
After Dark in the Park: Amazing Birds and Megafauna Adventures in Botswana, Tue, Nov 24, 7 p.m., Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Park Ranger Jay Robinson and Biologist Jack Jeffrey offer a fun-filled photo safari through the national parks and World Heritage Site, ending at Victoria Falls. Free; park entrance fees apply.
Learn to Play ‘Ohe Hano Ihu, Wed, Nov 25, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Participants learn about the traditional uses of ‘ohe (bamboo), including its use in creating musical instruments like ‘ohe hano ihu, the Hawaiian nose flute. Free; park entrance fees apply.
Annual Rubberband Turkey Shoot, Wed, Nov 25, 3:30 – 5 p.m., Pāhala Community Center. All ages register Nov 16 – 24. 928-3102
Thanksgiving Dinner, Thu, Nov 26, 1 – 5 p.m. Ocean View Community Center. Turkey & all the fixings. Free; donations appreciated. 939-7033
Thanksgiving Buffet, Thu, Nov 26, 3 – 7 p.m., Kīlauea Military Camp’s Crater Rim Café in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Roasted turkey, pineapple honey-glazed ham, sweet & mashed potatoes, steamed rice, green bean casserole, corn chowder, salad bar, desserts and a beverage. $19.95 adults; $9.95 children 6-11 years old. No reservations required. Open to authorized patrons and sponsored guests. Park entrance fees apply. 967-8356
Volcano Village Artists Hui Tour & Sale, Fri – Sun, Nov 27 – 29, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Volcano Village. Meet artists in their studios throughout the village. See story and ad on page 14. 987-3472, 985-7487 or VolcanoVillageArtistsHui.com
2016 Program Preview Exhibit, Fri/Sat, Nov 27/28, Volcano Art Center in Volcano Village. Displays of workshops, events and classes with some new and some returning favorites. 967-8222
Floating Lantern Celebration, Sat, Nov 28, 3 – 7 p.m., Punalu‘u Beach Park. Ka‘ū Rural Health Community Assoc., Inc. sponsors the fifth annual event with taiko drummers, a gigong demonstration, hula hālau, local musicians and a powerpoint presentation dedicated to loved ones, friends, family and caregivers. 928-0101
Dances of Universal Peace, Sat, Nov 28, 4 – 5:30 p.m., Mark Twain. Fun, easy-to-learn movements and songs from around the world, evoking peace. Last Saturday of each month. 430-1356 or 939-9461