Saturday walk visits largest petroglyph field in state
Former Park Ranger Susan McGovern will lead hikers from a trailhead 17 miles down Chain of Craters Road to the Puuloa petroglyph field from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Participants will see hundreds of ancient symbols carved into lava over countless generations.
McGovern will share stories that help connect hikers to the Hawaiian people who created the beautiful and mysterious images along the easy-to-moderate 1.5 mile round-trip hike. This is also an opportunity to learn about plant life in the hot, dry and windswept coastal lowlands.
The event is presented by the Hawaii Volcanoes Institute, an educational seminar sponsored by the nonprofit Friends of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The program costs $25 for organization members and $40 for nonmembers. Students with valid ID pay half-price. Nonmembers are welcome to join the group to get the discount. Proceeds support the Friends of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park educational programs.
To register for the hike, call 985-7373 or visit fhvnp.org.
Anyone requiring an auxiliary aid or service should email email@example.com or call 985-7373.
Pet adoption event scheduled for Saturday
Kona Subaru invites the public to a pet adoption, food and supply drive on behalf of the Hawaii Island Humane Society from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Everyone who adopts an animal will receive a complimentary goodie bag provided by Subaru.
The Hawaii Island Humane Society will have dogs and kittens looking for loving homes and will accept donations of pet care supplies such as bleach, cat litter, dish soap, paper towels, trash bags, old linens, pet food and treats.
‘Taste of Life’ slated for Saturday
The Hawaii Island HIV/AIDS Foundation is going Bollywood for its 14th annual Taste of Life benefit at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort and Spa.
The event is catered by Big Island restaurants and features wine, beer and coffee from local beverage outlets. Leche de Tigre will provide live entertainment.
The event also includes a silent auction for items including gift baskets, excursions, furniture and art. All proceeds from the event benefit those in the community affected by HIV/AIDS and help to fund prevention efforts through testing and education.
The Hawaii Island HIV/AIDS Foundation is the only AIDS service organization on the Big Island. It provides key services such as assistance with medical care, medicine, housing and food.
Tickets are $75 in advance; $85 at the door; $1,000 for a reserved table for 10. Tickets are available at hihaf.org, Kona Stories, Pictures Plus, Kona Bay Books and Original Thai.
For more information, visit facebook.com/hihaf, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 331-8177.
Lantern ceremony benefits North Hawaii Hospice
The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii will host the second annual floating lantern ceremony to benefit North Hawaii Hospice from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The ceremony is at the resort’s Coconut Grove Marketplace and will include live music, hula, Taiko drummers, Hawaiian chanting and a sunset lantern release into Pauoa Bay.
More than 500 people attended last year’s event. Lanterns are collected at the end of the release. The lantern bases are saved and the lantern papers are collected, dried and burned in a respectful manner. Admission is free, and floating lanterns for inscribing messages and decorating will be provided for a suggested donation of $10.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase, and complimentary self parking is available.
For more information, call North Hawaii Hospice at 885-7547 or visit northhawaiihospice.org.
Concert at Hulihee Palace Sunday
A free musical performance from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Hulihee Palace in Kailua-Kona will celebrate King Kamehameha III, Kauikeaouli.
Kauikeaouli was the second surviving son of Kamehameha the Great. He declared the right of religious freedom and instituted the kingdom’s first written constitution. He also coined Hawaii’s motto, Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono — the life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.
Donations are appreciated. Bring a beach mat or chair since seating won’t be provided.
The palace is open for self-guided tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and $1 for keiki younger than 18.
Contact the palace at 329-1877, the palace office at 329-9555 or visit daughtersofhawaii.org for more information.