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Aqua gives birth to a discount

President Barack Obama showed the world his long-form birth certificate, and a new hotel promotion was born.

The Aqua Hotels & Resorts is celebrating "the end of the national birth certificate nightmare" by giving a 15 percent discount to guests who show their own birth records when they check into an Aqua hotel.

The promotion ends on Obama’s birthday, Aug. 4, and is good at hotels that Aqua manages in Waikiki, Maui, Kauai and Molokai.

Volcano park offers workshops

Volcano, Hawaii » Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is offering free Hawaiian cultural programs through May:

» Feather and lau hala lei-making workshop with master lei maker Kilohana Domingo and Lehua Domingo, 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Kilauea Visitors Center lanai

» Hula and Hawaiian music with Halau Hula Kalehua­ki‘eki‘eika‘iu ma Kilauea, 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 18 at Kilauea Visitors Center Auditorium

» Art of making poi with Park Ranger Jason "J.Z." Zimmer, who learned the skill from his grandfather, 10 a.m. to noon May 25, Kilauea Visitors Center

Pu‘uhonua marks a golden year

Honaunau, Hawaii » Pu‘uhonua o Honaunau Hawaiian National Historical Park will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a cultural festival, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 24 to 26.

The park, formerly called the City of Refuge, will hold demonstrations of Hawaiian activities, including net fishing, a hukilau, weaving, food preparation, canoe rides, lei making and more.

The event is free. Call 328-2326, ext. 1101, or visit the website puho.

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