SATURDAY, Feb. 2
WALKING IN THE WILD MEDITATION
Where: ‘Iole, the Historic Bond Homestead, 53-496 ‘Iole Road, Kapaau
When: 8:30-10 a.m. Feb. 2
Details: Gavin Harrison leads a silent hike on the first Saturday of each month. Suggested donation: $10-$15.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 889-5151
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
NIAULANI NATURE WALK IN VOLCANO VILLAGE
Where: VAC Niaulani Campus
When: Twice a week
Details: Niaulani Nature Walk — Free Guided Rain Forest Tour in Volcano. This one-hour nature walk travels through a lush portion of an old-growth Hawaiian rain forest on an easy, short loop trail. The walk introduces individuals, families, and groups to the native plants and birds of Volcano. Guides focus not only on the biological, ecological, and geological features of the area, but also the cultural usages of flora and fauna by native Hawaiians. Offered every Monday at 9:30 a.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m. Free; donations welcome.
Contact: Julie Callahan, 967- 8222, julie@volcanoartcenter. org
PEOPLE, LAND OF KAHUKU
Where: HVNP Kahuku Unit
When: 9:30 a.m. Feb. 9
Details: Ranger-led two-mile, three-hour moderate hike; see pastures, quarry, airstrip, 1868 lava fields. Learn about earliest Hawaiians to today. Walk in native forest, hear about earthquakes, eruptions, park plans to restore native ecosystems, cultural sites. Also Feb. 23, March 10, March 24.
Contact: 985-6011, havo_ email@example.com
IN THE PARK
Where: Gilbert Carvalho Park, 850 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo
When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 10
Details: The annual Dennis Aguiar Portuguese Day In The Park is sponsored by Hawaii Island Portuguese Chamber of Commerce to celebrate all things Portuguese. Lots of good things to eat, see and learn.
Contact: Margo Aguiar, 557- 8149, puuhina@hawaiiantel. net