september 2010 maui calendar of events

september 2010   |   calendar of events
Throughout September
SPINELESS WONDERS
MAUI OCEAN CENTER
Discover invertebrates, animals that lack a vertebral column with special naturalist presentations, exciting children’s activities, and much more. From crabs and lobsters to sponges and sea anemones, guests will learn about the diverse range of invertebrate species that inhabit Hawai‘i’s ocean along with the remarkable abilities they possess. For more information, please call 270-7000 or visit the website at http://www.mauioceancenter.com.

Friday, September 3
FESTIVALS OF ALOHA
MAUI NUI STYLE!
WAILUKU
Weldon Kekauoha, four-time Na Hoku Hanohano award winner, will perform and launch the 2010 Festivals of Aloha season at the monthly Wailuku First Friday event on Market Street. Honorary Festivals of Aloha chair Danny Mateo and Kaponoai Molitau, owner of Native Intelligence on Market Street, will assist with the opening ceremony. FREE. The event runs from 6-8pm. For more information, call 878-1888.

Friday, September 3 to Monday, September 6
KAPALUA OPEN
TENNIS TOURNAMENT
KAPALUA RESORT
Hawai‘i’s hottest tennis stars heat up during this annual Labor Day grand prix. This yearly event courts the best in men’s and women’s singles and doubles tennis competition, plus B and C division play at Kapalua’s award-winning Tennis Garden and Village Tennis Center. For more information, please call 669-5677 or visit the website at http://www.kapalua.com.

Saturday, September 4
BLUE‘AINA:
MAKING A DIFFERENCE,
ONE REEF AT A TIME
TRILOGY & SURFRIDER FOUNDATION
In late 2009 the Trilogy crew was on Oahu while the boat was in dry dock. That same weekend, the Surfrider Foundation’s Oahu chapter was holding its annual John Kelly Environmental Achievement Awards. The crew members from Trilogy attended the event and were so moved they decided they wanted to do something to help out. Being surfers and divers, the crew decided they wanted to clean 12 reefs over the next twelve months and thus started the “Blue‘aina” campaign. Trilogy donates the boat, fuel, and snorkel gear, while the crew and volunteers donate their time. All monetary donations go to support the non-profit Surfrider Foundation and the amazing work they do in sustaining our earth’s eco-systems. A suggested donation of $10 is encouraged from all volunteers. Besides receiving a free shirt, and a boat ride, these events are a fun way to give back to your island and make a difference! For more info on the Blue‘aina campaign, call Jill Quaintance at 333-7368 or email her at jill.qu@gmail.com. You can also visit the websites at http://www.surfrider.org or http://www.sailtrilogy.com.

Saturday, September 4
LANA‘I CHANNEL CROSSING
LANA‘I TO KA‘ANAPALI
This nine-mile open ocean swim relay race includes 52 teams and 20 solos from around the world. Entrants from Hawai‘i, Australia, Russia and the mainland will compete. Event runs from 8-11am, the finish line is Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel. For more information, please call 808-338-0722 or visit http://www.mauichannelswim.com.

Saturday, September 4
ULUWEHI GUERRERO NA MELE
O KU‘U PU‘UWAI:
SONGS OF MY HEART
MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER
CASTLE THEATER
Maui’s own Kumu Hula and Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning male vocalist Uluwehi Guerrero along with Halau Hula Kauluokala presents Na Mele O Ku‘u Pu‘uwai: Songs Of My Heart. The concert will be an evening of song and dance with Uluwehi telling the stories behind the songs he has shared throughout his 30 years in a celebration of love and devotion for family, friends, and places close to his heart. Also featured is award-winning Halau Hula Kauluokala with over 100 dancers who will grace the stage with all the beauty and pageantry that is unique to Uluwehi. There will be a special appearance by Na Leo Lani O Maui, a community choir led by Gale Wisehart, along with Kaulupono Chamber Ensemble and Uluwehi’s Hawaiian Band.
Show begins at 7:30pm. Tickets are $25, $30 and $40. For more info, please call 242-SHOW (7469) or visit http://www.mauiarts.org.

Sunday, September 5
Ulupalakua Cares!
Sunday Drives
On Sunday, September 5, from 10am to 4pm, “Ulupalakua Cares” celebrates the commitment to agriculture and open space in our community. Enjoy incredible live music, talks by environmental experts, food, exhibits and more. FREE event, for more information, please call (877)878-6058.

Monday, September 6
MAUI ‘AUMAKUA & SPRINT MILE
MALUAKA BEACH, MAKENA RESORT
Join the fourth annual USMS and USA-S sanctioned 2.4-mile ocean swim fronting the Maui Prince Hotel. For more info, call 338-0722 or 652-4740 or visit
www.aumakuaswim.org or http://www.mauichannelswim.com.

Thursday, September 9
Pekelo Cosma Featured at Kanikapila with Poki
BALDWIN HOME MUSEUM
Pull up a beach mat and join us on the lawn of the Baldwin Home Museum for Kanikapila with Poki from 11am-12:30pm. Brought to you by Lahaina Restoration Foundation, the lunch time concert will feature Pekelo Cosma and will be hosted by Allen Pokipala “Braddah Poki”. Musician Pekelo Cosma was born and raised in Hana, Maui. Pekelo’s Hawaiian Slack Key music perfectly captures the laid back Hana mood. In 1992 he produced his debut album, “Going to Hana Maui,” which received four Na Hoku Hanohano nominations. He attained the much coveted Haku Mele Award for an original Hawaiian language composition at the 30th Annual Na Hoku Awards in 2007. In an effort to fulfill his dream of sharing traditional Hawaiian music with younger generations, Pekelo Cosma founded and taught the Maui Youth Slack Key Project. Visit the “Lei Ladies” of the Lahaina-Honolua Senior Citizens Club who will string fresh flower lei under the shade of the kou trees on the Baldwin Home Museum lawn. Please visit http://www.lahainarestoration.org or call 661-3262 for more information.

Saturday, September 11
FESTIVALS OF ALOHA
MAUI NUI STYLE
island of LANA‘I
Tiny Lana‘i, “Hawai‘i’s most enticing isle,” kicks off the festivities at the Four Seasons at Manele Bay. The public is invited to immerse themselves in everything cultural from ancient Hawaiian crafts and demos, to Hawaiian music and hula. There will be crafting including flowers and feather lei making, niihau shell making and history, poi pounding, taro farm education, lauhala making, limu press, coconut weaving, throw net, kapa, hula lessons and much more. FREE. From10am-4:30pm at the luau grounds. For more information, call 565-6066 or 870-7546 .

Saturday, September 11
PAPAAEA RESERVOIR TRAIL
SIERRA CLUB MAUI
Enjoy a moderate, uphill five-mile hike above Hana Hwy in the lush East Maui watershed. Eat lunch and swim at a beautiful waterfall. EMI waiver required. Bring lunch, water and bathing suit. Meet at the Haiku Community Ctr, 8:30am. Limit 18 hikers. Leader: Bob Babson. Call Bob at 874-1166 to register.

Saturday, September 11
KPOA BY MOONLIGHT
MAUI TROPICAL PLANTATION
Celebrate our Island’s dispatchers, fire fighters, police and service men and women as they launch their three-part concert series at the Maui Tropical Plantation. With gates opening at 5pm, join Alaka‘i Paleka as she welcomes Na Palapalai and more to Maui alongside some of Maui’s best food and craft vendors. For more info, visit http://www.myislandsoul.com.

Saturday, September 11
KU MAI KA HULA: HULA APPEARS
MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER
CASTLE THEATER
This fifth annual international hula competition featuring Japan halau winners and halau from Hawai‘i, presenting adult females and males in solo and group performances. The dancers compete in kahiko (traditional hula) and ‘auana (modern-day hula stylings), and there is a kupuna ‘auana division for dancers 50 and older. Tickets are $25, half price kids for 12 and under. The show begins at 1pm. For more info, call 242-SHOW (7469) or visit http://www.mauiarts.org.

Saturday, September 11 to Saturday, October 23
MATT THAYER & THE MAUI NEWS:
30 YEARS OF PHOTOJOURNALISM
MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER
Photojournalist Matthew Thayer has been on the Maui scene covering people, sports, entertainment and events for 30 years. In addition to a selection of black and white and color images, the exhibit will chronicle the old-school still camera and feature a fabrication of The Maui News’ darkroom. By contrast, the modern digital cameras, computers and Internet will continue the exhibit’s visual dialog and showcase the evolution of news. Opening reception at 5 pm on Saturday, September 11. The gallery is open on Wednesday to Sunday, 11am–5pm. FREE admission. For more info, call 242-SHOW (7469) or visit http://www.mauiarts.org.

Thursday, September 16
TURTLE-RRIFIC THURSDAY
MAUI OCEAN CENTER
Enjoy an up close and personal encounter with green sea turtles at the Turtle Lagoon at 2pm. Interact with MOC’s curatorial team, the people who care for the animals daily, to learn about the turtles’ special diet, their behavior, biology, and more. For more info, call 270-7000 or visit http://www.mauioceancenter.com.

Friday, September 17
THE COMEDY HUI
MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER
MCCOY STUDIO THEATER
A monthly series, this new island improv comedy show features fast-paced games, wacky characters and even a few musicals. Each performance is completely different because each audience co-creates the show with the cast and a live band. Get your giggles on for a night full of laugh-out-loud fun.
Tickets are $22, and $11 for kids 12 years old and under. Show begins at 7pm. For more info, call 242-SHOW (7469) or visit http://www.mauiarts.org.

Friday, September 17 to Sunday, September 19
MAUI MARATHON & RACE WEEKEND
KAHULUI TO KA‘ANAPALI
Recognized as one of the ten most scenic marathons in North America, the race stretches 26 miles from Kahului to Ka‘anapali Parkway on Sunday morning. Start time is 5am. For more information, call 661-3271 or visit http://www.mauimarathonhawaii.com.

Saturday, September 18
DISCOVERY SATURDAY
MAUI OCEAN CENTER
Explore Hawai‘i’s unique marine environment at the Discovery Pool Exhibit at Maui Ocean Center. Interact with a Water Educator from The Digital Bus and learn about Hawai‘i’s oceans, the importance of healthy reef ecosystems and more. Take an up close look at different ocean organisms from under a microscope and track the exhibit’s pH balance, salinity and more.
This activity is from 10am-12:30pm and included with aquarium admission. For more info, call 270-7000 or visit http://www.mauioceancenter.com.

Saturday, September 18
THE RUN FORREST RUN
FRONT STREET MILE RACE
LAHAINA
Join this annual race with elite milers and youth competing in this one-mile sprint on Front Street. For more info, call 280-5801
or visit http://www.mauimarathon.com.

Saturday, September 18
DIG ME BEACH TO BLACK ROCK
KA‘ANAPALI RESORT
This one-mile open ocean swim begins at 7am. For more information please visit http://www.whalersvillage.com or Valley Isle Road Runners at http://www.virr.com.

Saturday, September 18
MAUI TACOS 5K
KA‘ANAPALI RESORT
Begins at 8am, visit http://www.whalersvillage.com or http://www.mauimarathonhawaii.com.

Saturday, September 18
MAUI TO MOLOKA‘I CANOE RACE
D.T. FLEMING BEACH PARK
Organized by Hawaiian Canoe Club and sponsored by Coffees of Hawaii, this is a 26-mile outrigger canoe race. Call Rick at 283-1585.

Saturday, September 18
FREE LEI MAKING DEMONSTRATION
MAUI NUI BOTANICAL GARDENS
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens will host a free lei making demonstration lead by the Maui Pa‘u riders from 10am-1pm. Learn traditional Hawaiian lei making styles to adorn both horse and rider in the colorful pageantry of Pa‘u riding. For more info, call 249-2798 or visit mnbg.org.

Sunday, September 19
MAUI HALF MARATHON
KA‘ANAPALI RESORT
Join the seventh annual half marathon, 6.55 miles, which begins and ends at the Whalers Village. For more info, call 280-5801 or visit
www.mauimarathon.com.

Thursday, September 23
HANDS PERCUSSION TEAM
MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER
CASTLE THEATER
Hands Percussion Team is a world-renowned professional percussion ensemble from Malaysia. The “hand” is the spirit of the drummer, bringing life to the drum. Hands Percussion Team has been invited to participate in international arts festivals, such us Singapore Arts Festival, China-Shanghai International Arts Festival, International Festivals of Warrfum and Putten in Netherland. Tickets are $12, $25 and $32. Show begins at 7:30pm. For more info, call 242-SHOW (7469) or visit http://www.mauiarts.org.

Thursday, September 23 to Tuesday, October 26
MALAMA WAO AKUA 2010:
CONSERVATION AT WORK
VIEWPOINTS GALLERY
Malama Wao Akua, Maui’s only native species art exhibition, brings to light the conservation work being done to protect our native Hawaiian ecosystems. Experience the beauty and fragility of Maui Nui’s native Hawaiian rainforests and learn about the flora and fauna that are unique to our islands. The opening reception is on September 25 at 5pm. For more info, call 573-6999 or visit  http://www.viewpointsgallerymaui.com.

Friday, September 24
HANGIN‘ WITH HONU
MAUI OCEAN CENTER
Discover fascinating facts about green sea turtles. Hangin’ with Honu includes an up-close encounter with one of the green sea turtles and an opportunity to ask questions about these beloved ocean-dwellers. 11am-2pm, cost is included with aquarium admission. For more info, call 270-7000 or visit http://www.mauioceancenter.com.

Friday, September 24
NO KA ‘OI FRIDAY
MAUI OCEAN CENTER
Experience the culture of the Hawaiian Islands while surrounded by the beauty of Hawai‘i’s marine life! Enjoy a unique cultural experience with a FREE mid-day tour with the aquarium’s volunteer staff. Get a taste for local cooking with the delicious island-style plate lunch special in the award-winning, ocean view Seascape Ma‘alaea Restaurant. For more info, call 270-7000 or visit http://www.mauioceancenter.com.

Friday, September 24
FESTIVALS OF ALOHA
MAUI NUI STYLE!
MAUI MALL SHOPPING CENTER
This event is from 4:30-7:30pm and features food demos and keiki hula show. Call 878-1888.

Friday, September 24
THE LARRY CARLTON TRIO
MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER
CASTLE THEATER
Jazz fusion, blues and rock guitarist, Larry Carlton is a triple Grammy winner whose credits include performing on more than 100 records that have gone Gold or Platinum. He has played with the legendary jazz rock group, The Crusaders, multi-platinum group, Fourplay and jazz super group, Stanley Clark and Friends. Larry’s theme music credits for TV and films include Against All Odds, Who’s the Boss and the Hill Street Blues theme, which won him a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Performance. Tickets are $12, $28 and $38. The show begins at 7:30pm. For more info, call 242-SHOW (7469) or visit http://www.mauiarts.org.

Saturday, September 25
KA’ANAPALI GOLF RESORT
2nd annual tilapia catch & release fishing tournament
This fun annual event is open to keiki and their families. From 8-11am along the #1 and #18 fairways of the Royal Ka‘anapali Golf Course. Prizes awarded for “Biggest Fish” and “Smallest Fish” categories. Bring your own poles, straight poles only, maximum length of pole is 10 feet. Children must have adult supervision at all times. Entry form available at http://www.mauielectric.com. For more information, please call 661-3691.

Saturday, September 25
HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK
FEE FREE DAY
MAUNA HALEAKALA
The National Park Service and Haleakala National Park will host fee free days to all visitors at national park sites, national wildlife refuges, and certain Bureau of Land Management sites. These fee free days are designed to invite new audiences to the parks and to encourage fitness and outdoor recreation. The fee waiver covers entrance, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. For more info, call 572-4400 or 572-4445 or visit http://www.nps.gov/hale.

Saturday, September 25
FESTIVALS OF ALOHA
MAUI NUI STYLE!
THE RITZ-CARLTON, KAPALUA
Maui steps up with “Jewels of the Pacific” at the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua highlighting the 9th annual Richard Ho‘opi‘i Falsetto contest. The event from 9am-9pm also features cultural crafts and demonstrations. Presented by Clifford Naeole, the hotel’s cultural advisor, will share his knowledge and Aloha. For more information, call 344-8880.

Sunday, September 26
NA WAHINE O KE KAI
MOLOKA‘I OUTRIGGER CANOE RACE
This is it, the finale of outrigger canoe racing for women from around the world. This race ends the nine-month season. Na Wahine O Ke Kai is celebrating their 29th year, where outstanding women start at Hale O Lono Harbor on the southwestern shores of Moloka‘i and compete in this 40-mile race to Oahu. The finish line fronts the shores of the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki. The event is organized by Na Wahine Race Association. Call Hannie Anderson for info at 808-224-0941 or visit the website at http://holoholo.org/wahine/.

Sunday, September 26
LA PEROUSE BAY HIKE
SIERRA CLUB MAUI
From La Perouse Bay, hike south along the coast on the Kings Hwy to Kanaio. Visit anchialine ponds, shallow ponds with tiny red shrimp, and archeological. Walk the ancient shoreline and walk on the original ancient Pi‘ilani trail built in the 15th century. Bring bathing suit, lunch, water, hat and sunscreen. Eight-mile roundtrip hike. Meet at Kihei Community Ctr on Lipoa St and Pi‘ilani Hwy at 8:30 am. Leader: Bob Babson. Limit 18 hikers. Call Bob at 874-1166 to register. For more info, visit http://www.hi.sierraclub.org.

Thursday, September 30
DONNA DELORY
MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER
MCCOY STUDIO THEATER
A 2010 BhaktiFest and Lilith Fair headliner, Donna Delory returns to Maui. The ethereal music star (and Madonna’s backup vocalist) will perform with long time collaborators, Cameron Stone on cello and Dave Allen on drums. Donna blends north African grooves, meditative melodies, love themes and sanskrit mantras in her music to stir and soothe you. $22, buy one at $22 and receive the 2nd for only $12. For more info, call 242-SHOW (7469) or visit http://www.mauiarts.org.

Thursday, September 30
FESTIVALS OF ALOHA
MAUI NUI STYLE!
MALA WAILEA RESTAURANT
Chef Mark Ellman presents Practice Aloha at the Wailea Marriott. The event features celebrity chefs from Ellman’s new book, Practice Aloha. There will be poke demonstrations and tastings, FREE with a Festivals of Aloha 2010 ribbon. Autograph signing and books are available for purchase. Rounding out the evening are local cultural artisans and entertainment by George Kahumoku from the new album, Practicing Aloha. The event is from 4:30–6:30pm. For more info, call 878-1888.

Thursday, September 30 to Sunday, October 3
MAUI COUNTY FAIR
WAR MEMORIAL COMPLEX
The 88th Maui County Fair, “Celebrating Community,” is an event that brings an alcohol-free, smoke-free and drug-free family fair with plenty of entertainment, delicious local food, and fun! The Maui County Fair is the primary source of funding for many of Maui’s nonprofit and community organizations. It relies entirely on corporate or local business sponsorships, local donations, and volunteers for support. Call 871-6230 or visit http://www.mauicountyfair.com.

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ONGOING EVENTS

Daily
NATURALIST PRESENTATIONS
MAUI OCEAN CENTER
The Living Reef presentation takes place at 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, and 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:15pm in the Shallow Reef exhibit. Open Ocean takes place at 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm in the Open Ocean Pelagic exhibit. Turtle Lagoon happens daily at 10:30am and 2:30pm at the Turtle Lagoon exhibit. Tidepool exhibit is at 10:15am, 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm. The Deep Reef exhibit is at 10:15am and 12:30pm. There is a Hawaiians and the Sea story time on Saturdays at 11:30am. Each presentation offers interesting information about marine life, the ocean environment, and coral reefs. Visitors will also have the opportunity to see a scuba diver descend into the depths of Maui Ocean Center’s 750,000-gallon Open Ocean exhibit at the 11am and 3pm Open Ocean presentation. For more info, call 270-7075 or visit http://www.mauioceancenter.com.

Ongoing
CITIZEN SCIENTIST PROGRAM
HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK
The Citizen Scientist program features five stations throughout the park where visitors can enjoy naturalist talks and gather information. Earn a Citizen Scientist badge after visiting three stations. Bring food and drinks, and be prepared for cold weather. Wear sunscreen, hiking boots or treaded sneakers, no sandals. Call 572-4400 or visit http://www.nps.gov/hale for more info.

Monday
HOALOHA ‘AINA
PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION
Through Volunteering on Vacation, a free program, help maintain a South Maui ocean-side trail. From 7:30-9:30am, bring water, snacks and sunscreen and wear shoes. Get a free Volunteering on Vacation tote bag for your efforts! Call 249-8811 x1 or visit http://www.pacificwhale.org.

Monday, Thursday and Third Sunday
WAIKAMOI CLOUD FOREST HIKE
HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK
This moderately strenuous hike takes three hours and covers three miles around the Nature Conservancy’s Waikamoi Preserve. Here in windswept native cloud forests, native plants, birds, and invertebrates weave an ecological fabric that supports some of the rarest and most beautiful of Earth’s creatures. Once frequented only by those versed in proper protocol to enter the wao akua, or realm of the gods, the preserve today is still off-limits except to those on special hikes led by the Nature Conservancy or park staff. Reservations are recommended. Make a reservation for the hike up to one week in advance, call 572-4459. Hike begins at 8:45am. Show up 15 minutes early with layered clothing, raingear, water and shoes. Call 572-4400 or visit http://www.nps.gov/hale.

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturdays
ENTERTAINMENT AT CENTER STAGE
WHALERS VILLAGE
KA‘ANAPALI RESORT
Enjoy FREE entertainment every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 7-8pm at Whalers Village’s Center Stage. Polynesian hula, keiki hula and Tahitian dance complete this wonderful program. Learn the ancient art of hula, also at Center Stage, every Thursday from 3-4pm. Check the calendar of events for updates! For more info, call 661-4567 or visit http://www.whalersvillage.com.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday
SHARK DIVE MAUI
MAUI OCEAN CENTER
Dive with over 20 sharks and stingrays in MOC’s Open Ocean Exhibit. Check-in is at 8:15am. The fee is $199 per diver. Participants must be scuba certified. Fee includes aquarium admission for the diver and one viewing guest. Reservation is required. Space is limited, so call early! Call 270-7075 or visit http://www.mauioceancenter.com.

Tuesday
NAPILI KAI FOUNDATION KEIKI SHOW
NAPILI KAI BEACH RESORT
WEST MAUI
Founded in 1966, Napili Kai Foundation is a non-profit organization that teaches local children the history, arts, crafts, language and dances of Polynesia. Every Tuesday evening, the students of the Napili Kai Foundation present a delightful 45-minute program of Polynesian song and dance. The program is from 5:30-6:30pm at the Hale Aloha Pavilion. Doors open at 5pm. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children six to 12 years old, and FREE for children five years old and under. Proceeds benefit the Napili Kai Foundation. Tickets are available at the door or in advance at the resort’s front desk. Call 669-6271 or visit http://www.napilikai.com.

Tuesday
FINS AND FLIPPERS
MAUI OCEAN CENTER
Learn about sharks and sea turtles with the exclusive Fins and Flippers tour upgrade. This encounter includes an ocean naturalist guide, behind-the-scenes tour, and supervised shark and turtle feedings at the Hammerhead Harbor and Turtle Lagoon. Space is limited, reservations recommended. All ages welcome, upgrade is $10 plus aquarium admission. Please call 270-7088.

Tuesday
KA‘ANAPALI HISTORICAL TRAIL AND LEGENDS TOUR
KA‘ANAPALI RESORT
A FREE, 90-minute, cultural journey that highlights the legends of Ka‘anapali. The guided tour takes visitors to ten sites in the resort. The Ka‘anapali trolley takes guests to the first four sites of the tour and the remaining sites are trekked by foot. From 9-11am, minimum of five people required and maximum of 22 per tour. Call 661-3271 or visit http://www.kaanapaliresort.com.

Tuesday and Thursday
POLYNESIAN DANCE
LAHAINA CANNERY MALL
If your guests are looking for a FREE hula show on the west side, polynesian dancers perform every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm. Call 661-5304 visit http://www.lahainacannery.com.

Tuesday and Friday
LEI-MAKING CLASS
WHALERS VILLAGE
KA‘ANAPALI RESORT
Create your own masterpiece at the Whalers Village lei-making class from 11am-1pm. Anyone can make a lei. Make this Hawaiian tradition special by stringing your own. For more info and for a complete entertainment schedule, call 661-4567 or visit http://www.whalersvillage.com.

Tuesday and Friday
ART COLLECTION TOUR
GRAND WAILEA RESORT
Grand Wailea owns the largest corporate art collection in the state of Hawai‘i featuring more than 72 permanent sculptures, paintings, murals, artifacts and graphics including Shige Yamada, Fernando Botero, Yvonne Cheng, Herb Kane and more. Meet at 10am in the NaPua Gallery on the fourth floor. FREE. Valet parking provided for visitors that attend the art tour. For more info, call 875-1234 or visit http://www.grandwailea.com.

Wednesday
MASTER SLACK KEY GUITAR CONCERT SERIES
NAPILI KAI BEACH RESORT
Enjoy performances of legendary musicians from two-time Grammy winning album, Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Concert Series. Hawaiian “Renaissance Man,” George Kahumoku Jr., hosts the weekly program, which features Hawai‘i’s most renowned slack key artists as well as other traditional forms of Hawaiian music. The event starts at 7:30pm. For reservations, call toll-free (888) 669-3858 or visit http://www.slackkey.com.

Wednesday
WEED AND POT CLUB
MAUI NUI BOTANICAL GARDENS
If you love working with plants, you’ll love the Weed and Pot Club! Every Wednesday morning from 8:30-10:30am. Volunteer your time helping the Gardens thrive through weeding and propagation. Volunteers partake in offsite field trips, workshops and lectures scheduled several times a year! Come prepared to work with covered shoes, water bottle and garden attire. All tools, gloves, sunscreen and expertise provided. For more information, call 249-2798 or visit http://www.mnbg.org.

Wednesday
WOW! WAILEA ON WEDNESDAYS
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA
Visit The Shops at Wailea to peruse their boutiques, galleries and restaurants that offer in-store specials during this weekly event. Enjoy artist demonstrations and FREE live entertainment in the lower courtyard from 6:30-8pm. Call 891-6770 for more info or visit http://www.shopsatwailea.com.

First Friday
WAILUKU FIRST FRIDAY
MARKET STREET
Come to Wailuku, a friendly small town whose funky charm is familiar to generations of Mauians. Wailuku has taken on a new vibe, a one-of-a-kind blend of old and new that has residents and visitors flocking down to shop, dine, groove with the live bands or take part in the wonderfully raucous street festivities every first Friday of the month. It is fun and FREE! The event is from 6-8pm and features art, street music and street vendors. For info, call 878-1888.

Friday
FRIDAY NIGHT ART NIGHT
FRONT STREET, LAHAINA TOWN
From 7-10pm each Friday, walk along Front Street in Lahaina and delight in the art galleries’ artist appearances, beverages and snacks. Pick up a map at Lahaina Visitor Center. Call 667-9193 for information or visit http://www.visitlahaina.com.

Friday
CANDLELIT TOURS AT
THE BALDWIN HOME
LAHAINA TOWN
Do you want to experience what it was like here in the 1850’s? Come to the Baldwin Home on Friday nights from 6-8:30pm. The museum docents will guide you through the home by candlelight, as they share all about the legendary family that resided there and how the stories relate to Hawaiian history. Enjoy refreshments on the lanai while you listen to Hawaiian hymns. Local artisans are featured on various evenings. Visit http://www.lahainrestoration.org or call 661-3262 for more information.

Friday
INLAND FISH POND RESTORATION
WAIHE‘E COASTAL DUNES
Maui Coastal Land Trust hosts a group of volunteers every Friday from 7:45am-12pm. Meet in front of Maui Coastal Land Trust, located at 2371 West Vineyard St., Wailuku, adjacent to the Iao Valley Church. Volunteers will remove various invasive species while working alongside Land Trust employees. Volunteers will be privy to unique cultural education and information. Working conditions may be sunny and windy along the Waihe‘e coastline. Sun protection, long pants and closed boots are required. Bring water and snacks to enjoy. For more info, call Maui Coastal Land Trust at 244-5263 or visit mauicoastallandtrust.org.

First Saturday
EDUCATIONAL WALKS
WAIHE‘E COASTAL DUNES
FREE from 9am and lasts two or three hours. Reservations required. For more info, call Maui Coastal Land Trust at 244-5263 or visit mauicoastallandtrust.org.

Second and Fourth Saturdays
HO‘OKIPA RESTORATION PROJECT
PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION
Through Volunteering on Vacation, a free program offered by Pacific Whale Foundation. Restore and protect the world famous Ho‘okipa Beach Park. Remove invasive plant species and plant native species. This event is fro 8-11am. Get a free tote bag for your efforts! For reservations, call 249-8811 ext. 1. For info, visit http://www.pacificwhale.org.

Saturday
STORY TIME SATURDAYS
MAUI OCEAN CENTER
Keiki are invited to an intriguing story time followed by a fun craft! Story time is at 11:30am in Maui Ocean Center’s Hawaiians and the Sea Exhibit. For more info, call 270-7000 or visit http://www.mauioceancenter.com.

Saturdays, September 4 and September 18
GRAND DAIRY TOUR
SURFING GOAT DAIRY
Experience a two-hour hands-on visit and tasting where you can be a goat herder and lead a herd from the pasture to the dairy. Try to milk a goat, play with goat kids, and learn about the process of cheese making. Finally, have the grand cheese experience and dig into 20 of the different varieties of Maui goat cheeses served with crackers, olives, grapes and nuts. Call early as these tours sell out. From 9-11am, $25. For more info, call 878-2870 or visit http://www.surfinggoatdairy.com.

Saturday and Sunday
(three weekends a month)
MALU O KEAWAIKI ARTS & CRAFTS
BANYAN TREE PARK, LAHAINA
The weekend arts and crafts fairs under the Banyan Tree start from 9am-5pm on Saturdays and Sundays. The weekends alternate between the Lahaina Arts Society’s Banyan Tree Arts and Crafts Fair and Malu O Keawaiki Arts and Crafts Festival. Admission is FREE. For more info, call 661-0111 or 281-1567.

Saturday and Sunday
KEIKI HULA
LAHAINA CANNERY MALL
If your guests are looking for a FREE hula show on the west side, suggest Lahaina Cannery Mall. Saturday and Sunday feature keiki hula at 1pm. Escape the heat in this fully enclosed, air-conditioned shopping center that features various cuisines from around the world, and over 50 retail stores. Call 661-5304 or visit http://www.lahainacannery.com.

First and Third Sundays
HALEAKALA NATIONAL
PARK SERVICE TRIP
PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION
Help pull invasive weeds at Haleakala National Park from 7:30am-2:30pm. FREE transportation from Ma‘alaea and Pukalani and FREE park admission provided. Get a Volunteering on Vacation tote bag for your efforts! For more info, visit http://www.pacificwhale.org or call 249-8811 ext. 1 for reservations.

Third Sunday
WALK ON THE WET SIDE
HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK
This is a wet and muddy hike deep into The Nature Conservancy’s Waikamoi Preserve. The hike spans five miles and normally takes five hours. Experience a native Hawaiian forest and discover the inhabitants of this healthy ecosystem. Access to this area is limited to organized hikes offered by Haleakala National Park or The Nature Conservancy. Call 572-4459 to make a reservation, begins at 11:45am. For more info, call 572-4400 or visit http://www.nps.gov/hale.

Sunday
MAUI POLO CLUB GAMES
OLINDA POLO FIELD, UPCOUNTRY
A great sport for players and spectators alike held in beautiful upcountry Maui! Be part of the excitement! For more info, call 877-7744 or visit http://www.mauipoloclub.com.

Sunday
SUNSET JAZZ AND ISLAND SOUNDS
WHALERS VILLAGE
KA‘ANAPALI RESORT
Every first Sunday, Whalers Village presents a sunset jazz concert. Favorite local bands take center stage the following Sundays. For more information and for a complete entertainment guide, please call 661-4567 or visit the website at http://www.whalersvillage.com.

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