Monday, August 3, 2015

Volcanoe's Park August 11! Save the date.

​​Hawaii National Park, Just a short drive from Ohia House Bed and Breakfast – Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors in August. All programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Programs are co-sponsored by the Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association, and your $2 donation helps support park programs. Mark the calendar for these upcoming events: Kīlauea’s Night Skies: An Artist’s Perspective. Join Hawai‘i Island artist and interpretive guide Kent Olsen as he presents Kīlauea’s Night Skies: An Artist’s Perspective. Drawing on insights and perspectives developed through years of work in the medical imaging design field, as an interpretive guide at Mauna Kea Observatories and as a certified commercial guide at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, Kent will present the night skies over Kīlauea in a way that is sure to provide a new perspective and may just change the way you see everything. Utilizing the current lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u Crater as a point of reference, you will journey from the depths of the quantum realm to the edge of the cosmos. Olsen boldly attempts to describe the natural world in a way that makes the scale of the seemingly infinite something you just might be able to wrap your head around. Attendees are reminded the park is open all night for stargazing and lava glow viewing. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free. When: Tues., Aug. 11 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium Don't miss it, we have openings, so make your reservation at

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Serving up the "Dragon" for breakfast

Tis the season for Dragon Fruit, I absolutely love serving this as an accompaniment to breakfast when I can. This is the fruit most are not familiar with, so I love seeing everyone's face when they first see it. The photo is of the white variety, there is also pink and red, red being my favorite. This fruit grows on a tall cactus and before being cut, it is colorful and rather large in size. Quite similar in texture to a kiwi, but oh so colorful. Breakfast at Ohia House on the Big Island is always plentiful and interesting!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Great day to be in pahoa

It is going to be an absolutely beautiful day here in Pahoa Hawaii.  I just returned from a walk, all blue sky above, and the sounds of the birds singing as they woke.  Time for a peaceful swim before my day gets going.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Ever want to learn how to make a TiLeaf Lei, Now is your chance

Not far from Ohia House Bed and Breakfast, located in Pahoa, Hawaii is Volcanoes National Park, a must visit if you are vactioning on the Big Island. This coming week here is what you can learn to do! Ti Leaf Lei Demonstration. Park rangers demonstrate how to make ti leaf lei, one of the most popular traditional lei in Hawai‘i. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing ‘Ike Hana No‘eau “Experience the Skillful Work” workshops. Free. When: Wed., June 24 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park - Kīlauea Visitor Center auditorium

Just a short drive from Ohia House B & B, this Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in Volcanoes National Park, join entertainer and songwriter Lito Arkangel as he shares his original compositions and other Hawaiian favorites. A native of the former plantation town of ‘Ōla‘a (now known as Kea‘au), Lito learned music by turning pages for his grandmother as she played piano for the local church. After decades of backyard jam sessions, Lito is now an accomplished full-time entertainer and musician, and just released his debut album, Lito Arkangel…Me ke Aloha, produced by Grammy Award winner Charles Michael Brotman. Lito was a finalist for “Most Promising Artist” at the 2015 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ Nā Leo Manu, “Heavenly Voices” performances. Free. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center auditorium