TODAY, June 2
Kilakila o Ka’u
Where: Aikala Ranch, Ka’u
When: June 2-4
Details: Three-day outdoor event, with food, crafters, entertainment. Camp overnight to enjoy lunar eclipse, day before Venus transits the sun. Call or email for details.
Contact: Barbara or Aina, 557-7043 or 968-1781, email@example.com
SUNDAY, June 3
Kona Trail Sneak
Preview at Kahuku
Where: Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
When: 10 a.m. Sunday, June 3
Details: Park Ranger John Stallman leads 4-mile walk through scenic highland pastures of the new Kona Trail, not yet open to the public. $50/$70, student discount. Visit www.fhvnp.org.
Contact: Friends of HVNP, 985-7373, firstname.lastname@example.org
MONDAY, June 4
FULL MOON BLESSING,
PRAYERS & DRUMMING
Where: Coconut Island, Hilo
When: 6:30 p.m. June 4
Details: Another full moon, another eclispe with the Venus Transit happening the next day. Folks of all beliefs come together as one to pray, drum, or just observe. Bring something to sit on and your music makers. Free; for all ages.
Contact: cynthia, 640-2345, email@example.com
Where: Coconut Island, Hilo
When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 9
Details: Royal Order of Kamehameha I, Mamalahoa, hosts free festival in honor of Kamehameha the Great. Hawaiian music, dance; cultural practitioners; oli (chant) exhibition; pu, or seashell, blowing contest for all ages; ono food; Hawaii-made arts, crafts. Alcohol-, tobacco-free event; www.kamehamehafestival.org.
Contact: Pua Ishibashi, 691 Ainako Ave. Hilo, HI 96720; 989-4844, Pua@KamehamehaFestival.org.
Where: North Kohala
When: 8 a.m. Monday, June 11
Details: Lei-draping ceremony at Kamehameha statue in Kapaau; floral parade at 9 a.m. from Hawi to Kamehameha Park; ho‘olaulea, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Kamehameha Park.
Contact: Cicely Ho‘opai, 557-6042, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Panaewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens, Hilo
When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily
Details: Tiger feeding at 3:30 p.m. daily. Saturday’s Petting Zoo is 1:30-2:30 p.m. Free.
Contact: Friends of the Zoo, 959-9233, www.hilozoo.com
Where: Captain Cook
When: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays
Details: Amy Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden showcases plants of Hawaii. $4 entry. Free tour at 10 a.m. the second Saturday. $5 tours at 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays.
Where: VAC Niaulani Campus
When: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays, 11 a.m.-noon, Saturdays
Details: Free guided tour through old-growth Hawaiian rain forest; easy, 1/7-mile loop trail. Learn about native plants, birds, ecological and geological features, cultural usage of flora and fauna.
Contact: Amanda, 967-8222, email@example.com
IN THE PARK
Where: Hawaii Volcanoes NP
When: noon, on second Sunday of every month
Details: Join FHVNP on park trails. Fee for non-members. Visit www.fhvnp.org.
Contact: Friends of HVNP, 985-7373, firstname.lastname@example.org