For Sunday, March 25, 2012
POSTED: 1:30 a.m. HST, Mar 25, 2012
Spear throwing lets guests go native
The Polynesian Cultural Center is inviting guests to try their hand at spear throwing, a new activity featured in the center's "Go Native!" program.
"Guests learn how to throw a traditional wooden spear using an underhand technique. The objective of the game is to hit a coconut set atop a tall pole placed 20 feet away. Competitors throw their spears simultaneously and the winner is determined by who hits the coconut," according to a release.
Spear throwing sessions are scheduled daily from 11:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Other "Go Native!" activities include cooking demonstrations, umu making, coconut tree climbing and outrigger canoe paddling.
For more information, call the center's ticket office at 800-367-7060 or visit Polynesia.com. On Oahu call 293-3333.
Golf package offers 3-course vacation
Golfers can play three of Hawaii island's courses in three days in a golf package offered by the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa.
The courses include the Kona Country Club, Makalei Golf Club and Big Island Country Club. The Kona Golf Trail Package begins at $259 per night for two golfers in a partial ocean-view room. The package requires a minimum three-night stay.
Kilauea's behavior will be focus of talk
Geologist Don Swanson will explain Kilauea's eruptive cycles, what they mean and the hazards they present during a free talk in April.
The lecture is scheduled for 7 p.m. April 10 at the Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium. It is part of the park's ongoing After Dark in the Park series.
Swanson is a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.