october 2010 | calendar of events

october 2010   |   calendar of 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
VOLUNTEER ON VACATION
PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION
Join the growing worldwide trend of “volunteerism” by participating in the Volunteering on Vacation program offered by Pacific Whale Foundation with support from the County of Maui Office of Economic Development and the Hawaii Tourism Authority. In exchange for your efforts, receive a shirt and the satisfaction of helping protect Maui’s unique environment. For more information and to sign up for any of these programs, please call 249-8811 ext. 1 or visit http://www.pacificwhale.org.
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.
Ongoing
CORAL REEF NATURALIST PROGRAM
PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION
Learn from a PWF naturalist at the FREE Coral Reef Information Station, a great place to visit for families who are new to snorkeling in Hawai‘i. Learn how to help protect the reef as you explore it! The program is sponsored by the Hawaii Tourism Authority and County of Maui. It runs from Sunday to Thursday from 9am-12pm at Wailea’s Ulua Beach. For more info, call 249-8811 ext. 1 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 by calling 572-4459. Hike begins at 8:45am. Show up at least 15 minutes early and be prepared with layered clothing, raingear, water and sturdy shoes. For more info, 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 and for a complete entertainment guide, 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. Reservations required. Space limited, call 270-7075 or visit http://www.mauioceancenter.com
Tuesday
KA‘ANAPALI HISTORICAL TRAIL
AND LEGENDS TOUR
KA‘ANAPALI RESORT
This tour is 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. Offered Tuesdays from 9-11am, individual and group reservations are available. A minimum of five people is required and there’s a maximum of 22 per tour. Call 661-3271 or visit the website at http://www.kaanapaliresort.com for more information.
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. For more information, call Napili Kai Beach Resort at 669-6271 or visit http://www.napilikai.com.
Tuesday
‘UKULELE LESSONS
LAHAINA CANNERY MALL
Learn the art of the ‘ukulele at 5:45pm at the Pineapple Food Court. Escape the heat in this fully enclosed, air-conditioned shopping center that features cuisines from around the world, and over 50 retail stores. Call 661-5304 or visit http://www.lahainacannery.com.
Tuesday and Thursday
POLYNESIAN DANCE
LAHAINA CANNERY MALL
If your guests are looking for a FREE hula show on the west side, suggest Lahaina Cannery Mall. Polynesian dancers perform every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm by the Pineapple Food Court. 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
AMAZING AQUARISTS TOUR
MAUI OCEAN CENTER
Meet a Maui Ocean Center aquarist and take an exciting tour behind the scenes to learn about how they care for the aquarium’s animals and exhibits, and even participate in an aquarist’s daily duty—a supervised feeding of sharks, sea turtles and fish at Hammerhead Harbor and Turtle Lagoon! Space is limited and reservations are highly recommended. The tour is from 1–2pm and costs $10 per person plus aquarium admission. For reservations, call 270-7088, or visit the website at http://www.mauioceancenter.com for more information.
Wednesday
WEED AND POT CLUB
MAUI NUI BOTANICAL GARDENS
If you love working with plants, you’ll love the Weed and Pot Club, meets 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 with covered shoes, water bottle and garden attire. All tools, gloves, sunscreen and expertise provided. For more info, call 249-2798 or visit http://www.mnbg.org
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
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 the website at 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 more info, call 878-1888.
Friday
FRIDAY NIGHT IS ART NIGHT
FRONT STREET, LAHAINA TOWN
From 7-10pm each Friday, walk along Front Street in Lahaina Town 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 the website at http://www.visitlahaina.com.
Friday
CANDLELIT TOURS
THE BALDWIN HOME
LAHAINA TOWN
Do you want to experience what it was like in the 1850’s? Come to the Baldwin Home Museum 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. After your tour, enjoy refreshments on the lanai while you listen to Hawaiian hymns and feel the light ocean breezes. 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.
Friday through Sunday
LIVE MUSIC
LEILANI’S ON THE BEACH
Live, local music at Leilani’s on the Beach provides the perfect soundtrack to an evening of delicious dining and mesmerizing views. Located just steps away from Ka‘anapali Beach, guests are treated to views of neighbor islands and cool ocean breezes as they enjoy live entertainment from 3-5pm. For reservations, call 661-4495 or for more information, visit http://www.leilanis.com.
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.
Saturday
HONOKOWAI VALLEY RESTORATION
PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION
Visit either Honokowai or Launiupoko Valley, both of which are closed to public access. Help save archeological sites of old Hawai‘i. Pull invasive plants and possibly plant native species from 9am-5pm. Get a free Volunteering on Vacation shirt for your efforts! For more info, please call 249-8811 ext. 1 or visit http://www.pacificwhale.org.
Saturdays, October 2 and October 16
GRAND DAIRY TOUR
SURFING GOAT DAIRY
Experience a two-hour hands-on visit and tasting you will love. Bring family and friends, neighbors and colleagues, aunties and uncles, and cousins too! Be a goat herder and lead a herd from the pasture to the dairy and feed them. You can even 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 more than 20 of the many different varieties of our Maui gourmet goat cheeses served with crackers, olives, pickles, grapes and nuts. Make your reservation early as these tours sell out quickly! The tour is from 9-11am and costs $25. For more info, call 878-2870 or visit the website at http://www.surfinggoatdairy.com.
Saturday and Sunday
(three weekends a month)
MALU ‘O KEAWAIKI ARTS & CRAFTS
BANYAN TREE PARK, LAHAINA
Malu ‘O Keawaiki refers to the shaded grove of Keawaiki or small harbor, the ancient Hawaiian name for the area where Lahaina harbor, the old Lahaina courthouse and Banyan tree are located. 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, or visit the website at http://www.visitlahaina.com.
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. 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 truly native Hawaiian forest. Discover the inhabitants of this healthy ecosystem. Access to this area is limited to organized hikes offered only by Haleakala National Park or The Nature Conservancy. Call 572-4459 to make a reservation up to one week in advance. The hike begins at 11:45am. For more info, call 572-4400 or visit http://www.nps.gov/hale.
Sunday
SUNSET JAZZ AND ISLAND SOUNDS
WHALERS VILLAGE
KA‘ANAPALI RESORT
Every first Sunday, Whalers Village presents Sunset Jazz. Favorite local bands take center stage the following Sundays. For more info, call 661-4567 or visit http://www.whalersvillage.com.
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.

EVENTS IN OCTOBER

Throughout October
FLATFISH FROGFISH
FREAKY FISH-OH MY!
MAUI OCEAN CENTER
Dive into a world of weird as Maui Ocean Center highlights some of the ocean’s most bizarre-looking fish with even stranger abilities and defenses with special naturalist presentations, hands-on children’s activities, complimentary tours and much more. For more info, call 270-7000 or visit http://www.mauioceancenter.com.
Thursday, September 30 to Sunday, October 3
MAUI COUNTY FAIR
WAR MEMORIAL COMPLEX
The 88th Maui County Fair, “Celebrating Community,” is a highly anticipated event that brings an alcohol-free, smoke-free and drug-free family-oriented educational fair with plenty of entertainment, delicious local food, and fun! This year especially, it provides the people of Maui with a well-deserved break from the current economic times and priceless quality time with family and friends. 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. For information, call 871-6230 or visit http://www.mauicountyfair.com.
Friday, October 1 to Saturday, October 23
MATT THAYER AND
THE MAUI NEWS: 30 YEARS OF PHOTOJOURNALISM
MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER
SCHAEFER INTERNATIONAL GALLERY
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 photojournalism and feature a fabrication of The Maui News’ darkroom in the gallery. By contrast, the modern tools of digital cameras, computers and the Internet will continue the exhibit’s visual dialog and showcase the evolution of the news. The gallery is open on Wednesday to Sunday, 11am–5pm. FREE. For more info, call 242-SHOW (7469) or visit http://www.mauiarts.org.
Friday, October 1 to Tuesday, October 26
MALAMA WAO AKUA 2010:
CONSERVATION AT WORK
VIEWPOINTS GALLERY AT THE COURTYARD
Malama Wao Akua, Maui’s only native species art exhibit, 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. For more info, call 573-6999 or visit http://www.viewpointsgallerymaui.com.
Friday, October 1 to Friday, November 12
SOLO ARTIST EXHIBITION
HUI NO‘EAU VISUAL ARTS CENTER
This exhibition challenges two emerging artists making significant contributions to our local arts and culture with an opportunity to exhibit a complete body of new work. One of the only shows in the State of Hawai`i providing the unique opportunity for artists to be personally involved in all facets of the exhibition planning and installation, this exhibition has advanced careers, attracted valuable exposure for emerging artists, and spurred community dialogue. This year we welcome Jaisy Hanlon and Eli Baxter. For more info, call 572-6560 or visit http://www.huinoeau.com.
Saturday, October 2
BLUE‘AINA: MAKING A DIFFERENCE, ONE REEF AT A TIME
TRILOGY & SURFRIDER FOUNDATION
Trilogy has partnered up with Surfrider Foundations to clean 12 reefs in 12 months for their “Blue‘aina” campaign. Trilogy donates their boat, fuel, and snorkel gear, while their crew donates their time. All monetary donations go to support the non-profit, Surfrider Foundation and the many amazing works they do in sustaining our eco-systems. A suggested donation of $10 is encouraged from all volunteers. Besides a free shirt, and a boat ride, these events are a fun, feel-good-way to give back to your island and make a difference! For more info on the Blue‘aina campaign, email Jill Quaintance at jill.qu@gmail.com. You can also visit http://www.surfrider.org and http://www.sailtrilogy.com.
Sunday, October 3
SIMON AND GARFUNKEL
RETROSPECTIVE AJ SWEARINGEN AND JONATHAN BEEDLE
MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER
CASTLE THEATER
Here’s an opportunity to enjoy an evening of the sound Simon and Garfunkel created during their early years in Greenwich Village. With a stark stage and acoustic guitar, AJ Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle flawlessly capture the essence of this legendary musical duo. Recreate memories of feeling groovy with the classic hits and obscure songs of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel and discover why today’s audiences are cheering for AJ and Jonathan as they capture the magic in their amazing performance. Show begins at 7:30pm. Tickets are $30, $35 and $40. For more info, call 242-SHOW (7469) or visit http://www.mauiarts.org.
Thursday, October 7 to Saturday, October 9
FESTIVALS OF ALOHA
MOLOKA‘I
For the past 50 years, the Festivals of Aloha has brought the Moloka‘i community together with the Royal Court, onolicious food, fun games, dance and memorable entertainment. For more information, call 553-3356 or visit the website at http://www.molokaievents.com
Thursday October 7 and Friday, October 8
SOLO SESSIONS WITH
JAKE SHIMABUKURO
MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER
MCCOY STUDIO THEATER
Get an unplugged session with Jake Shimabukuro, Hawai‘i’s ‘ukulele ambassador and recipient of the 2010 Na Hoku Hanohano Award for Favorite Entertainer of the Year. Jake is renowned for his lightning-fast strumming on the big-hearted little instrument that can. Peace, love, ‘ukulele! Show begins at 7:30pm. 
Tickets are $25 and $45 for VIP, artist meet-and-greet included. For more info, call 242-SHOW (7469) or visit http://www.mauiarts.org.
Friday, October 8
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.
Saturday, October 9
NORTH SHORE HIKE
SIERRA CLUB MAUI
Swim in the Olivine pools, walk the Ohai Loop trail at Papanalahoa Point near Kahakuloa and visit the Nakalele Blowhole. The Ohai Loop trail features native plants, including the endangered ohai along with the more common nehe, ulei, akoko and aalii, plus native seabirds, turtles and whales in season. Bring swimsuit, camera and lunch. Meet at 8:30am at Waihe‘e School parking lot to carpool. Limit 18 hikers. Please call hike leader Bob Babson at 874-1166 to register. This is a five-mile hike. For more info, visit the website at http://www.hi.sierraclub.org.
Sunday, October 10
ALUMINUM MAN
POLO BEACH
This is a ¾-mile swim and a five-mile run. For more information, call 878-2949 or visit the website at http://www.virr.com.
Sunday, October 10
MOLOKA‘I HOE CANOE RACE
MOLOKA‘I
A 41-mile outrigger canoe race from Moloka‘i to Oahu across the Kaiwi Channel, the Moloka‘i Hoe is considered the world championship of men’s long-distance outrigger canoe racing. The race begins at 7am at Hale O Lono Harbor and finishes at Duke Kahanamoku Beach in Waikiki. For more info, call 259-7112 or visit holoholo.org or http://www.molokaievents.com.
Thursday, October 14
HAWAIIAN MUSIC SERIES
BALDWIN HOME MUSEUM
Enjoy a free Hawaiian concert, from 11am-12:30pm, on the lawn of the historic Baldwin Home Museum facing Front Street. Local seniors create colorful leis on-site. FREE. For more information, call 661-3262 or visit
www.lahainarestoration.org.
Friday, October 15
COMPLEXIONS
CONTEMPORARY BALLET
MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER
CASTLE THEATER
Founded in 1994 by two former Alvin Ailey members, Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, Complexions is contemporary ballet in a groundbreaking mix of methods, styles and cultures. The dance troupe has created an entirely new and exciting vision of human movement over the past decade. They believe dance should be about removing boundaries, not reinforcing them. From PBS to VH1 and from Cirque de Soleil to the Joffrey Ballet, Rhoden and Richardson have allowed their art to flow freely through the entertainment world restricted by nothing but the limits of the human body itself. Show begins at 7:30pm. 
Tickets are $12, $28 and $35. For more information, please call 242-SHOW (7469) or visit the website at  http://www.mauiarts.org.
Friday, October 15
THE COMEDY HUI
MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER
MCCOY STUDIO THEATER
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 and don’t forget to bring your friends 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, October 15
FOUR SEASONS RESORT LANAI
PRESENTS MT. DIFFICULTY WINES
LANAI
Join Mt. Difficulty Wines and the Four Seasons Resort Lanai for an evening of exquisite food and pairings. The five-course event begins at 6pm. For more information, call 808-565-2335 or visit http://www.fourseasons.com/manelebay/.
Saturday, October 16
WORLD FOOD DAY
MAUI OCEAN CENTER
Maui Ocean Center will celebrate World Food Day with exciting food demonstrations. The award-winning Seascape Ma‘alaea Restaurant will feature the talents of James Beard nominee Chef Henry Tariga at 10am. At 1pm, a diver will demonstrate how to prepare food for the aquarium’s sharks, fish and rays. For more info, call 270-7000 or visit http://www.mauioceancenter.com.
Saturday, October 16
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, October 16
LEARN ABOUT HAWAI‘I’S
FOOD PLANTS
MAUI NUI BOTANICAL GARDENS
From 10am-1pm, observe a range of traditional Hawaiian food plant preparations including a poi pounding demonstration, coconut husking and coconut cream making, ‘ulu (breadfruit) tasting and more! For more info, call 808-249-2798 or visit mnbg.org.
Saturday, October 16
BARKTOBERFEST 2010
SHERATON MAUI RESORT AND SPA
JOIN Maui Humane Society on their first annual event featuring Beer by Maui Brewing Company, traditional fare dinner, live music, Keiki Rootbeer Tent and much more! The soiree is from 5-9pm. For more information, please call 877-3680 or visit http://www.mauihumanesociety.org.
Saturday, October 16 to Saturday, October 23
FESTIVALS OF ALOHA
HANA
The Festivals of Aloha fittingly culminate in heavenly Hana beginning October 16 through October 23. Hana’s non-stop activities include everything from a town parade and Hoolaulea, to aloha wear contests, fishing tournament, teen night, poke contest, ‘ulu cook-off, lei and floral show, and lots of hula and Hawaiian music—all happening at the one of the most authentic, unspoiled locations in the world. For more information, call 264-3563 or 248-8622 or visit http://www.festivalsofaloha.com.
Sunday, Oct 17
HUELO HIKE
SIERRA CLUB MAUI
Explore the Huelo streams, enjoy an educational walk on kuleana lands (with owner’s permission), discover ancient Hawaiian sites hidden in the jungles, and learn about community efforts to restore native habitat and taro patches. Bring camera, water, lunch, stream hiking footwear and raincoat. Meet at 9am at the top of Door of Faith Rd., Huelo. Limit 15 hikers. Please call hike leader Lucienne de Naie to register. The hike is two miles. For more info, visit http://www.hi.sierraclub.org.
Sunday, October 17
MAUI ‘UKULELE FESTIVAL
MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER
AMPITHEATER AND PAVILLION
Enjoy a laid back afternoon celebrating Hawai‘i’s beloved musical gift from Portugal, the ‘ukulele. Renowned ‘ukulele advocate and teacher, Roy Sakuma, will serve as M.C. to present such masterful performers as Herb Ohta-san, Uncle Richard Ho‘opi‘i and Kamakakehau Fernandez. Island food and crafts will be available for purchase. The full line-up features Grammy Award winners and nominees, Na Hoku Hanohano Award winners and a mixture of senior players and young rising stars from the community. Show begins at 1pm. FREE. For more info, call 242-SHOW (7469) or visit http://www.mauiarts.org.
Monday, October 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 808-249-2798 or visit mnbg.org.
Thursday, October 21
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, October 22 to Saturday, October 23
LAHAINA PLANTATION DAYS
PIONEER MILL SMOKESTACK
LAHAINA
West Maui will celebrate its plantation roots during the second annual Lahaina Plantation Days presented by Lahaina Restoration Foundation. Event hours are 5-10pm on Friday, and 4-10pm on Saturday. The two-day fiesta will feature live entertainment, food booths, historical displays and exhibits, a beer and wine garden, a farmers market, sugar and pineapple themed tents, and a Kid’s Zone with horse rides and a petting zoo. Exhibits include a “Plantation Life Tent,” honoring those who lived and worked in West Maui’s plantation camps; and “Cultural Camps,” celebrating our island’s Filipino and Chinese cultures. There will be a brick unveiling ceremony and the much-anticipated lighting of the historic Pioneer Mill smokestack—the culmination of years’ worth of efforts to restore the 225-foot high landmark. Admission is $3 and FREE for children five years old and younger. For tickets and info, call 661-3262 or visit http://www.lahainarestoration.org.
Saturday, October 23
GRIP N RIP CLASSIC
GOLF TOURNAMENT
KA‘ANAPALI KAI GOLF COURSE
This third annual charity golf tournament benefits Kapiolani’s Children’s Miracle Network and The Lee Johnson Kidney Foundation. The event begins at 1pm. For more info, call 662-8910 or visit http://www.kaanapaligolfresort.com.
Saturday, October 23
COMMUNITY WORK DAY CLEANUP
VARIOUS LOCATIONS
Please call CWD at 877-2524 to find the cleanup nearest to you or watch for the listing of all cleanup locations in the Maui News. Mahalo for helping keep Maui beautiful!
Saturday, October 23
SKYLINE TRAIL
SIERRA CLUB MAUI
Hike the spectacular Skyline Trail above the timberline with vistas of the Big Island 100 miles away on a clear day. Observe numerous cinder cones from Haleakala’s most recent eruptions. This strenuous five-mile hike round-trip at high elevation (10,000 feet) begins and ends at Skyline trailhead parking lot near Science City at the top of Haleakala. Meet at 8:30am at Pukalani Terrace Shopping Center by Bank of Hawaii to carpool. There’s a $10 per car entrance fee to Haleakala National Park. Bring camera, water, lunch, hiking boots and warm layers of clothing. Limit 18 hikers. Please call hike leader Bob Babson at 874-1166 to register. For more info, visit http://www.hi.sierraclub.org.
Saturday, October 23 to Sunday, October 24
XTERRA TRAIL RUN
AND WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
MAKENA BEACH
Experience Maui like you’ve never experienced it before. From the hills of Haleakala to the black sand beaches, this is a race you’ll never forget. For more info, call 521-4322 or visit http://www.xterraplanet.com.
Saturday, October 23 to Sunday, October 24
DR. WAYNE DYER INTENSIVE
WEEKEND SEMINAR
WESTIN MAUI HOTEL
Join Maui’s own New York Times best-selling author and teacher, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer for Mastering the Art of Manifestation, an all-new weekend intensive that focuses on the ancient principle of manifesting through the timeless art of meditation. With characteristic insight and clarity, Wayne teaches the process of meditation as a way to streamline your thoughts, desires, and goals, and to bring what you most desire into your life. The seminar is $600. For more information, please visit http://www.westinmaui.com or http://www.drwaynedyer.com.
Saturday, October 23 to Monday, October 25
MAUI CHARITY CELEBRITY
GOLF CLASSIC
KA‘ANAPALI KAI AND
KAPALUA BAY GOLF COURSES
This charity event features celebrity dinner, charity auction, wine education and culinary experience, and the golf classic. Beneficiaries include Maui Culinary Academy, and Susan G. Komen For The Cure. For more info, call 
(864) 363-6340 or visit http://www.mauicharitygolf.com.
Sundays, October 24 and 31
WORLD OF WEIRD TOU

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