EVENTS IN AUGUST

Through Sunday, August 6
’9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL’
MAUI ONSTAGE AT THE HISTORIC ‘IAO THEATER, WAILUKU

Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy, and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy—giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can’t she? Performances are Friday & Saturday 7:30pm; Sunday 3pm. Tickets & info: 242-6969; mauionstage.com.

Through Tuesday, August 22
‘SUMMER COLORS’: KAPA, PAINT & BAMBOO
VIEWPOINTS GALLERY, MAKAWAO

An all-new exhibition featuring works by renowned artists Denby Freeland-Cole, Suzy Papanikolas, William Houston, Charissa Brock, and Kirk Kurokawa. Opening reception is July 1 at 5pm. Gallery hours are 10:30am-5pm daily. Info: 579-5979; viewpointsgallerymaui.com.

Tuesday, August 1
TIKI TUESDAY LAUNCH
THE FAIRMONT KEA LANI, WAILEA

Come down to The Fairmont Kea Lani for the big launch of Tiki Tuesday at LUANA. Inspired by the tropics and highlighting the classic style that made tiki a world phenomenon, LUANA’s Tiki Tuesday calls for paper umbrellas, fresh juices, fine rums and expertly layered cocktails. Join the LUANA mixologists every Tuesday for tiki elixirs that will make their forefathers proud. For more information please call 875-4100.

Tuesday, August 1
TURTLE-RRIFIC TUESDAY
MAUI OCEAN CENTER, MA‘ALAEA

Meet the Hawaiian green sea turtles at Maui Ocean Center! Experience an up-close encounter with the honu during Turtle-rrific Tuesday as veterinarian Dr. Paul McCurdy and aquarists measure, weigh, and examine the turtles during their routine checkup at Nursery Bay. 2pm. Included with Aquarium admission. Appropriate for all ages.

Wednesday, August 2
ARTWALK AT THE SHOPS
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

This is an art and entertainment event that promotes local visual art and artists in a wide range of mediums and artistic style. Come down and meet fellow art lovers, the community, and the artist themselves. This event occurs on the first Wednesday of every month from 6 to 8pm on the upper level along the galleries. Live entertainment by Jimi Canha, who performs contemporary and traditional Hawaiian music. 4 hours Special Event Parking validations are available for $5, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Habitat for Humanity.

Friday, August 4-Thursday, August 24
YOUTH ART EXHIBITION
HUI NO‘EAU VISUAL ARTS CENTER, MAKAWAO

This unique exhibition showcases the work of 250+ youth participating in the Hui’s summer art programs. The result is an explosion of vibrant creativity that celebrates the extraordinary possibilities unlocked by youth visual arts education in our community. A special collaboration with Ian Walsh’s Menehune Mayhem Surf Contest will engage even more keiki artists in this exhibition. Everyone is invited to join the Hui for a special evening opening celebration in the gallery on Friday, August 4, from 4 to 6pm. Celebrate the end of summer and honor the hard work of our community’s talented young artists while enjoying a family friendly, hands-on art project! Gallery hours are daily from 9am to 4pm. Admission is free; however, a $10 donation is suggested. Info: 572-6560; huinoeau.com.

Friday, August 4-Sunday, August 6
EBB & FLOW ARTS VIOLIN SYNERGY FESTIVAL
Seabury Hall, Makawao Union & Keawala‘i Church

Ebb & Flow Arts present leading members of San Francisco Symphony’s first violin section – Sarn Oliver, Mariko Smiley, Melissa Kleinbart, and Yun Chu – will perform original and E&FA-commissioned works for four violins, and duo violins. Friday, August 4, Seabury Hall Creative Arts Center, 7:30pm; Saturday, August 5, Makawao Union Church, 4pm; Sunday, August 6, Keawala‘i Congregational Church, 4pm. Special underwriting by Makana Aloha Foundation. All events are FREE. http://www.ebbandflowarts.org.

Saturday, August 5
KALO WORKSHOP WITH NAMEA HOSHINO
MAUI NUI BOTANICAL GARDENS, KAHULUI

MNBG hosts a kalo workshop led by Kalo Varieties Manager Namea Hoshino.  Participants will learn to cultivate, prepare, and cook all parts of the taro plant. 9am-12pm. Cost: $50, or $25 for current garden members. Call 249-2798 or email info@mnbg.org for reservations.

Saturday, August 5
E WALEA FEATURING 2017 GRAMMY AWARD WINNER KALANI PE‘A
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER MCCOY STUDIO THEATER, KAHULUI

2017 Grammy Award winner and 40th annual Na Hoku Hanohano winner for contemporary album of the year, “E Walea,” singer/songwriter Kalani Pe‘a will celebrate his historic win with a concert in the McCoy Studio Theater. He will perform Hawaiian music, contemporary music, his original music, and some of his favorites from Luther Vandross, Joe Cocker, and Heatwave, along with special guest, Hawaiian falsetto sensation Kason Gomes, and beautiful hula. Kalani Pe‘a is the first Hawai‘i recording artist to win a Grammy and a Na Hoku award for the same album! 7:30pm. Tickets & info: 242-SHOW (7469); mauiarts.org.

Sunday, August 6
LOWER WAIKAMOI STREAM HIKE
SIERRA CLUB, MAUI CHAPTER

Short but rugged stream hike from Waikamoi Ridge Trail on Hana Hwy. upstream to pool/waterfall. Native plants and amazing scenery. 3 miles r/t. Bring lunch, water, hat, and water hiking footwear. Meet 8am Ha‘iku Community Center. Limit 12 participants. EMI WAIVER REQUIRED.  A $5 donation ($3 for Sierra Club members) is requested of hikers over the age of 14. Register with leader: Rob Weltman robw@worldspot.com or 354-0490.

Sunday, August 6
MAUI MADE SUNDAY
QUEEN KA‘AHUMANU CENTER, KAHULUI

This is a fantastic showcase for Maui-made products that appeal to both kama‘aina and visitors alike. Showcasing products that are made, manufactured, grown, or created in Maui County. Enjoy live local music and Polynesian entertainment while shopping for Maui¬ Hawai‘i Made products at Center Court. 10am-5pm. Info: queenkaahumanucenter.com.

Sunday, August 6
AMERICA
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER CASTLE THEATER, KAHULUI

Don’t miss your chance to revisit this Grammy-winning rock group, led for more than four decades by Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell. The power and poignancy of America’s musical imagery catapulted the group to the top of the charts in the ‘70s. Of America’s albums, six have been certified gold and/or platinum, and their top tunes, which include “A Horse With No Name,” “I Need You,” “Ventura Highway,”  “Don’t Cross the River,” “Tin Man,” “Lonely People,” and “Sister Golden Hair,” were cornerstones of 1970s Top 40 and FM rock radio. From­ effects-laden rockers to soul-bearing ballads, America incorporates a flawless blend of disparate genres and styles—as wide open as the great American plains. 7:30pm. Tickets & info: 242-SHOW (7469); mauiarts.org.

Sunday, August 6-Sunday, October 1
SPINELESS: PORTRAITS OF INVERTEBRATES—THE BACKBONE OF LIFE
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER SCHAEFER INTERNATIONAL GALLERY, KAHULUI

Acclaimed photographer Susan Middleton, who is well known for the exhibitions “Archipelago” and “Remains of a Rainbow,” brings a new body of work exploring the mysterious world of marine invertebrates—underwater animals without backbones. More than 98% of known species in the ocean are invertebrates, yet as the foundation for life in marine waters, they are relatively unknown. Her images capture the unexpected beauty and intimacy of this realm of life. With a deep passion and investment in time and research, she reveals astonishing creatures we may never get to see. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm (excluding Aug 18 and holidays). Also open before select Castle Theater shows and during intermissions. Admission is FREE. Info: 242-SHOW (7469); mauiarts.org.

Wednesday, August 9
MARKET AT THE SHOPS
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

Market at The Shops welcomes shoppers seeking locally produced goods by local farmers, specialty food providers, and artisans. In addition to farm-fresh goods and tropical treats, visitors can enjoy special offers on clothing, accessories, and more from participating merchants. Market at The Shops is held on the ground floor from 4 to 6pm. 4 hour special event parking validations are available for $5, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Assistance Dogs of Hawai‘i.

Friday, August 11
PALAU‘EA/WAILEA 670 NATIVE PLANT HIKE
SIERRA CLUB, MAUI CHAPTER

Explore lava flow areas to check for rare native plants in bloom. Rugged terrain. Closed shoes/boots, long pants, and good balance a must. 2.5 miles r/t. Bring water, hiking stick, cameras. Meet 3pm at top of Kaukahi Rd. in Wailea. Limit 15 participants. A $5 donation ($3 for Sierra Club members) is requested of hikers over the age of 14. Register with leader: Lucienne de Naie laluz@maui.net or 214-0147.

Saturday, August 12
‘THE ROOTS OF ‘ULU’
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER MCCOY STUDIO THEATER, KAHULUI

“The Roots of ‘Ulu” is a documentary film that follows the journey of breadfruit in Hawai‘i, starting with the Polynesian voyaging canoes that brought the plant from Tahiti. The story continues to the present-day efforts of native practitioners, medical specialists, and agricultural experts who share a vision of the ‘ulu tree playing an important role in cultural preservation, health restoration, and food sustainability. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the film’s producer and director of photography Matt Yamashita, along with some Maui-based ‘ulu experts. 5pm. Tickets & info: 242-SHOW (7469); mauiarts.org.

Sunday, August 13
MAUI CHAMBER ORCHESTRA & CHORUS: FRENCH IMPRESSIONS
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER CASTLE THEATER, KAHULUI

Enjoy an afternoon of French elegance as the Maui Chamber Orchestra and Chorus presents Impressionist masters Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy, along with late-Romantic Gabriel Fauré, who influenced them both. The program includes Debussy’s Sarabande (orchestrated by Ravel), Ravel’s keiki-friendly Ma Mère l’Oye (Mother Goose), and Fauré’s Pelléas et Mélisande suite, the rarely heard choral version of his famous Pavane, and his sublimely comforting Requiem. 3pm. Tickets & info: 242-7469; http://www.mauiarts.org; http://www.mauichamberorchestra.org. Contact John Rowehl info@mauichamberorchestra.org, 866-0699.

Tuesday, August 15
TURTLE-RRIFIC TUESDAY
MAUI OCEAN CENTER, MA‘ALAEA

Meet the Hawaiian green sea turtles at Maui Ocean Center! Experience an up-close encounter with the honu during Turtle-rrific Tuesday as veterinarian Dr. Paul McCurdy and aquarists measure, weigh, and examine the turtles during their routine checkup at Nursery Bay. 2pm. Included with Aquarium admission. Appropriate for all ages.

Wednesday, August 16
CONCERTS AT THE SHOPS FEATURING KAMAKA KUKONA
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

The Shops at Wailea are pleased to present Kamaka Kukona for Concerts at The Shops on August 16 from 5:30 to 7pm. Kamaka Kukona’s stunning debit album received two Na Hoku Hanohano Awards as “Most Promising Artist of the Year” and “Male Vocalist of the Year.” His elegant vocals and traditional sounds create a cohesive and beautiful masterpiece of old and new Hawaiian music that he will share in a one-night, free performance. Concerts at The Shops is open to the public, and is a fun complimentary event with a chance to meet fellow music lovers, visitors, residents, and entertainers, and listen to Hawai‘i’s and the world’s finest entertainers. 4 hours Special Event Parking validations are available for $5, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Assistance Dogs of Hawai‘i. FREE.

Friday, August 18
Family Friday Toro Nagashi: Japanese Floating Lanterns with a Twist
HUI NO‘EAU VISUAL ARTS CENTER, MAKAWAO

Bring the whole family to the Hui for a fun & creative Friday night! “Family Friday” workshops are designed to encourage children along with an adult guardian to create artwork together. We’ll order pizza and there will be laughter, smiles, and fun for all. Celebrate Toro Nagashi (the Festival of Floating Lanterns) with this unique and creative project! Parents and children will create beautiful lanterns using wood and translucent paper while thinking about color mixing, background, and foreground in unexpected ways. You’ll leave with multiple lanterns that make the perfect décor for your home! From 5-7pm. Register online at huinoeau.com or call 572-6560.

Friday, August 18
MAUI CALLS 2017
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER YOKOUCHI PAVILION AND A&B AMPITHEATER, KAHULUI

Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s signature fundraising gala begins with a fresh flower lei greeting and Hawaiian music serenade. Mix, mingle, and taste delectable pupi created by chefs from stellar Maui restaurants. Premium wines will be available from vintners and boutique wineries around the world. Silent and live auctions offer the chance to bid on hundreds of items, from fabulous Hawai‘i stays to “uniquely Maui” items like one-of-a-kind Maui adventures, and “uniquely MACC” items like autographed musical instruments…and more! Wrap up the evening with live music by Jimmy Mac and the Kool Kats, as you dance away the night under the glowing roof of Yokouchi Pavilion. All attendees must be over age 21 with valid photo ID. 6-10pm. Tickets & info: 242-SHOW (7469); mauiarts.org.

Saturday, August 19
WEST MAUI RELAY FOR LIFE 2017
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
BEHIND LAHAINA AQUATIC CTR, LAHAINA TOWN

1 in 3 women and 1 in 2 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. One of those people could be you or someone you love. That’s why we Relay. When you join a Relay For Life event, you’re helping the American Cancer Society fund groundbreaking research, crucial patient care programs, and education and prevention information. When you Relay, you help save lives. Join this year’s Carnival Theme with entertainment, games, prizes, food trucks, silent auction and the very touching Luminaria Ceremony hosted by Senator Roz Baker (who is a Cancer Survivor).We remember loved ones lost to cancer and honor those in treatment by dedicating Luminaria bags. Each bag is personalized with a name and message and illuminated after dark at every Relay for Life event. Free Dinner offered to any Cancer Survivors that want to participate (no walking required). Come and talk story and be celebrated for their journey and provide hope and inspiration for so many others touched by Cancer. Cancer never sleeps, the goal of this event is to have volunteer walkers on the track all night during the event. All funds raised are kept in Hawai‘i to help cancer survivors. For more info call Jackie 669-6595.

Saturday, August 19
MAKAMAKA‘OLE HIKE
SIERRA CLUB, MAUI CHAPTER

Beautiful hike with many stream crossings and a waterfall at the end. 2 miles r/t. Bring water shoes, lunch, water, swimsuit. Limit 12 participants. Meet at Waihe‘e School parking lot 8:30am to carpool. A $5 donation ($3 for Sierra Club members) is requested of hikers over the age of 14. Register with leader: Miranda Camp mauimiranda@hotmail.com or 868-6848.

Wednesday, August 23
MARKET AT THE SHOPS
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

Market at The Shops welcomes shoppers seeking locally produced goods by local farmers, specialty food providers, and artisans. In addition to farm-fresh goods and tropical treats, visitors can enjoy special offers on clothing, accessories, and more from participating merchants. Market at The Shops is held on the ground floor from 4 to 6pm. 4 hour special event parking validations are available for $5, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Assistance Dogs of Hawai‘i.

Friday, August 25
FRIDAY NIGHT FILM
THE FAIRMONT KEA LANI, WAILEA

Enjoy this evening with a classic film combined with libations inspired by the 30s and 40s. This event runs from 7:30pm-11:00pm. For more information please call 875-4100.

Friday, August 25-Sunday, September 3
’THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME’
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER CASTLE THEATER, KAHULUI

The famous love story of Quasimodo and Esmeralda comes to life on a grand scale in this reimagining of Victor Hugo’s tale of hope, acceptance, and what it means to be a hero. With a lush score featuring songs from the beloved Academy Award-nominated Disney film, this captivating new musical is the only stage collaboration between two giants of American musical theatre: Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin). Due to mature language and themes, this show is recommended for ages 12 and up. Performances are Friday & Saturday 7:30pm; Sunday 3pm. Tickets & info: 242-SHOW (7469); mauiarts.org.

Saturday, August 26
HAMAKUA MALAMA DAY
SIERRA CLUB, MAUI CHAPTER

Monthly community service outing to remove trash and keep coastal trails open on 267 acres of Hamakua lands purchased by Maui County. 4 miles r/t. Bring gloves/hand tools/water/hat/lunch/sturdy shoes. Meet 9am at Ha‘iku Community Center. Limit 15 participants. Register with leader: Lucienne de Naie laluz@maui.net or 214-0147.

Saturday, August 26
LA ‘ULU (BREADFRUIT DAY)
MAUI NUI BOTANICAL GARDENS, KAHULUI

In partnership with the Ulupono Initiative and the Maui Breadfruit Company, MNBG hosts their first annual ‘Ulu Festival, called La ‘Ulu. Spend the day at the Gardens learning about the delicious, nutritious, affordable breadfruit. Native Hawaiian plants will be sold at this event. 9am-3pm. Info: 249-2798; mnbg.org.

Saturday, August 26
OBSERVE AND PLAY FAMILY DAY
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER SCHAEFER INTERNATIONAL GALLERY, KAHULUI

Parents and children are invited to the Gallery for a guided walk-through of the Spineless: Marine Invertebrates—The Backbone of Life exhibit, and make a sea creature to take home. 10am-noon. FREE. Info: 242-SHOW (7469); mauiartsorg.

Saturday, August 26-Sunday, August 27
Contemporary Watercolor Techniques with Visiting Artist Ian Tremewen
HUI NO‘EAU VISUAL ARTS CENTER, MAKAWAO

Using contemporary watercolor, students will explore the design of “floralia,” including flowers, petals and leaves. The class will use colors, textures, and patterns to deconstruct the flower and then recreate it using the freedom and imagination that we all have as artists. Students will ask themselves, “Is a flower a flower…or an artist’s individual statement?” Ian will share his techniques and vision with personalized attention for all students! Prerequisites: some knowledge of watercolor painting. From 10am-4pm, register online at huinoeau.com or call 572-6560.

Sunday, August 27
WAHINEPE‘E WATER HIKE
SIERRA CLUB,  MAUI CHAPTER

Hike historic trail to overlook Honomanu Stream and Valley. Pools, waterfalls, great scenery. Will be muddy. 9 miles r/t. EMI WAIVER REQUIRED. Bring water, lunch, bug spray. Meet 8am Ha‘iku Community Center. Limit 15 participants. A $5 donation ($3 for Sierra Club members) is requested of hikers over the age of 14. Register with: Robin West rwest808@yahoo.com or 277-7267.

Thursday, August 31
HAWAIIAN MUSIC SERIES
BALDWIN HOME MUSEUM LAWN, LAHAINA TOWN

Relax under the stars and enjoy the FREE concert brought to you by The Lahaina Restoration Foundation. Chairs are limited and blankets, mats, and low beach chairs are welcome. The Baldwin Home Museum is located in the heart of Lahaina, on the corner of Front and Dickenson Streets. 6-7:30pm. Info: 661-3262; lahainarestoration.org.
UPCOMING IN SEPTEMBER

Friday, September 1-Sunday, September 3
Maui Chefs Invitational Dinners
THE MILL HOUSE RESTAURANT, WAIKAPU

Feast on a multi-course menu culminated from eight of our country’s highly-acclaimed Chefs. Each individual course will reflect the expertise of one specific Chef. As a team, all of the Chefs will prepare and plate courses tableside on the lanai kitchen. The open-air concept allows you to watch and interact as each course is created. Friday and Saturday will feature different menus, to provide a unique experience.$250 per person fee includes dinner and gratuity. Beverages will be available for purchase and no outside beverages are allowed. Please note that Maui Chefs Invitational does not accommodate dietary restrictions. Due to the length of this experience, 3 to 3.5 hours, only guests 11 and older will be allowed to attend. On Sunday, guests will graze on BBQ and dishes created by the Chefs, while enjoying sun and live music on the grounds of  The Maui Tropical Plantation.  The Visiting Chefs will work in teams with local Hawaiian Chefs to create unique dishes. This is a casual event offering guests and Chefs the opportunity to mingle and relax. The $75 entrance fee is for guests ages 11 and older, and  includes meal & gratuity. Children 10 and under are free, however, must be accompanied by an adult at check-in. Beverages will be available for an additional fee and outside beverages are not allowed. Visit http://www.millhousemaui.com or call 270-0333.
ONGOING EVENTS

Daily
MARINE NATURALIST PRESENTATIONS
MAUI OCEAN CENTER, MA‘ALAEA

Educational and interactive marine naturalist presentations are available every day at Maui Ocean Center. Presentations take place throughout the Aquarium from the Living Reef to the Open Ocean exhibit between 9:30am and 4:15pm. Presentation times are listed online and in the park. Schedule times are subject to change. Please call 270-7000 for more information. Included with Aquarium admission. Appropriate for all ages.

Daily
OPEN OCEAN DIVE PRESENTATION
MAUI OCEAN CENTER, MA‘ALAEA

Learn about the marine life in the 750,000-gallon Open Ocean exhibit. Aquarium divers will share in-depth knowledge about the exhibit’s inhabitants, which include schools of giant trevally, stingrays, up to six species of sharks, and more. The divers use specialized masks that allow them to speak with the audience and answer questions. 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Included with Aquarium admission. Appropriate for all ages.

Daily
MAUIWINE FREE TASTINGS & HISTORICAL TOURS
MAUIWINE, ‘ULUPALAKUA

MauiWine offers complimentary tasting and tours of the cellar and the historic grounds to the public daily. Times for the historical and cellar tours are 10:30am and 1:30pm. Complimentary wine tastings are available any time from 10am to 5:30pm. Info: 878-6058 or mauiwine.com.

Daily
HAPPY HOUR & LIVE MUSIC
THE FAIRMONT KEA LANI, WAILEA

Look for daily drink and pupu specials at Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui: Ko restaurant 4-6pm; Luana 4-7pm and 8-11pm, and live music Friday and Saturday 7-10pm. For more information call 875-2290.

Nightly
BOTERO GALLERY LOUNGE
GRAND WAILEA RESORT, WAILEA

Enjoy delicious cocktails and pupu under the stars amidst million dollar works of art by Fernando Botero as you listen to live contemporary Hawaiian music, nightly from 5 pm to 9 pm. Happy hour from 5 to 8pm include specialty cocktails, beers, wine, and pupu. From 8 to 10pm wine down with half-off any bottle of wine or champagne. Complimentary validated parking by Grand Wailea.

Nightly (except Monday)
FREE SUNSET HULA SHOW AND HALAU FRIDAY NIGHTS
KA‘ANAPALI BEACH HOTEL, KA‘ANAPALI

Tuesday through Sunday at sunset, the blowing of conch shells signals the beginning of the nightly hula show in the Tiki Courtyard at KBH. Beginning at 6pm, enjoy a complimentary performance of Hawaiian music and a hula show, followed by music for dancing under the stars until 9pm. Every Friday evening is Halau Friday, a special complimentary sunset hula show featuring performances by local hula schools with live music, hula, and Polynesian-style dance. For more info, call 661-0011 or visit kbhmaui.com.

Nightly
LIVE MUSIC
PARADISE GRILL, KA‘ANAPALI

Enjoy live music by local artists from 6 to 9pm every night upstairs in the dining room. Visit paradisegrillkb.com for more details, or call 662-3700.

Nightly
CLIFF DIVE CEREMONY
SHERATON MAUI RESORT & SPA, KA‘ANAPALI

Just before sunset each evening, a young warrior dressed in the traditional “malo” (loincloth) sets torches aflame shedding light upon the lush lawns of Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa. The story of Chief Kahekili, who regularly practiced the ancient Hawaiian sport of “lele kawa,” (leaping from cliffs) and Pu‘u Keka‘a (Black Rock) is retold at the Cliff Dive Bar as the warrior journeys across the white sands of Ka‘anapali Beach, lighting the torches set on the crest of Black Rock. He traces an ancient path to the summit of Pu‘u Keka‘a, utters a blessing to his ancestors, offers his torch and flower lei to the ocean below, and finishes with a courageous dive into the rolling surf of the Pacific.

Ongoing
VOLUNTEER ON VACATION
PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION

Volunteering on Vacation is a free program offered by PWF that helps you easily find meaningful volunteer projects to benefit Maui’s outdoor environment. Volunteer for about half a day (or less) and enjoy access to off-the-beaten-trails and scenic locales where you can learn about the history and natural ecosystem of each area. For more information and to sign up for any of these programs, please call 249-8811 ext. 1, or visit volunteersonvacation.org. Individual programs are listed.

Ongoing
CITIZEN SCIENTIST PROGRAM
HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK

Stop by the naturalist stations set up at varying locations around the park to learn about weather and climate, count native birds, find out how Native Hawaiians navigated using the night sky, and more! Participate at three or more stations and earn your Citizen Scientist badge. Bring food and drinks, and be prepared for cold weather. Wear sunscreen, hiking boots, or treaded sneakers; no sandals. Call 572-4400 or visit nps.gov/hale for more info.

Ongoing
KA‘ANAPALI HISTORICAL TRAIL AND LEGENDS TOUR
KA‘ANAPALI RESORT

Ka‘anapali is rich with history and legends, and the Ka‘anapali Beach Resort offers a self-guided tour highlighting the area’s storied past. Starting at the north end of Ka‘anapali at the Plantation Farm and Ancient Village of Keka‘a at Royal Lahaina Resort and ending at the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa, this self-guided tour leads you to ten sites marked by lava rock monuments with plaques that explain their significance. The tour takes approximately two hours to complete. Visitors can call 661-3271 for information on where to pick up the free brochure and map.

Ongoing
ASTRONOMY TOUR OF THE STARS
HYATT REGENCY MAUI RESORT AND SPA, KA‘ANAPALI

The Hyatt was named 2013’s “World’s Stargazing Hotel” by CNN Travel. A brilliant tour of the stars is given nightly on the roof for one hour at 8pm and 9pm using the Hyatt’s own 14-inch reflector telescope known as “The Edge,” sitting more than nine stories up on the hotel rooftop. The director of astronomy uses a computer to select an agenda, and locate and identify stars, planet, galaxies, and nebulae. Participants first learn to interpret the sky with the unaided eye, then with giant astronomy binoculars, and ultimately with “The Edge.” Advance reservations are required. $30 for adults; $20 for kids. Later in the evening is the Romance of the Stars show (10pm), which includes champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries. Admission is $45. Reservations: 667-4727. Info: maui.hyatt.com.

Ongoing
BEACH CLEAN-UPS
PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION

Get all the materials you need—trash bags, gloves, and marine debris data sheets—to help clean up one of Maui’s beaches. It’s a great way to contribute to a safe and healthy coastal environment for all living things on Maui. Call 249-8811 ext. 1.

Ongoing
BLOW YOUR OWN GLASS
HUI NO‘EAU VISUAL ARTS CENTER, MAKAWAO

Blow Your Own Glass is an opportunity to experience the joy of creativity and assist an artist in creating a glass object of your choice and design. Teaching Artist Stephen Fellerman will spend approximately 30 minutes with each person while creating magic before your eyes! Feel the heat and make a memorable glass keepsake of your own design. Pieces will be available for pick up 24-48 hours after class; flat rate shipping is also available on request for an additional charge. Tuition: $95 per person. By reservation: 572-6560 ext. 21.

Monday
HOALOHA ‘AINA
PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION

Join South Maui Volunteers and group leaders Bob and Lis Richardson to help maintain an ocean-side trail, restore sand dunes, pick up litter and remove invasive species from 7:30 to 9:30am. Bring water, snacks and sunscreen and wear solid, closed-toed shoes. Call 249-8811 ext. 1 to sign up.

Monday
KIDS CLUB
QUEEN KA‘AHUMANU CENTER, KAHULUI

Presented by QKC in conjunction with Easter Seals Hawai‘i and the Maui Friends of the Library, this event features crafts, games, and story time for keiki 3-12 years of age. There is no reservation required, and activities are free of charge. Keiki will also receive a Maui Friends of the Library coupon which they can redeem for a free book in their store located in the QKC East Wing. 10-11:30am. Info: queenkaahumanucenter.com.

Monday
FREE ‘UKULELE LESSON
WHALERS VILLAGE, KA‘ANAPALI

Enjoy complimentary lessons and learn the basics of playing one of Hawai‘i’s most popular musical instruments. Classes are limited to the first six students. ‘Ukulele provided. 2-3pm and 3-4pm at Whale Pavilion. Info: whalersvillage.com.

Monday, Tuesday & Friday
LAWAI‘A UPENA
MAUI OCEAN CENTER, MA‘ALAEA

Fish net weaving is a skill passed down from generation to generation. Learn the art of net weaving and throw net fishing with Greg “Gigi” Gomes. 10am-2pm in the Nursery Bay Hale. Included with Aquarium admission. Schedule subject to change.

Monday & Wednesday
LEI PO‘O MAKING AT THE SHOPS
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

Learn how to weave a basic ti leaf lei using flowers and ferns which can be worn on the head or around your neck. Learn about how the lei expresses love, and was gifted on very special occasions by the Hawaiian ali‘i (royalty). Lei making is open to both keiki (children) and adults, and takes place Mondays from 2:30 to 3:30pm and Wednesdays from 1:30 to 2:30pm at the main fountain courtyard. FREE.

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR
MAUI OCEAN CENTER, MA‘ALAEA

Go behind the scenes with a marine naturalist to explore the Aquarium lab, learn about corals, sharks, and sea turtles, and assist with a feeding at Turtle Lagoon and Nursery Bay. Limited availability. Appropriate for ages 5 and up. Children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult. 11:30am and 1:30pm. Cost: $14.95 plus tax with Aquarium admission. Advance reservations recommended. Purchase online or call 270-7012.

Monday-Friday
SHARK DIVE MAUI®
MAUI OCEAN CENTER, MA‘ALAEA

Dive among the Aquarium’s sharks, rays, and tropical fish in the 750,000-gallon Open Ocean exhibit. This educational, immersive experience teaches about the significance of mano (sharks) in Hawaiian culture and the critical role they play in the marine ecosystem. The diver’s friends and family can watch the experience from the exhibit’s viewing area and 54-foot-long acrylic tunnel. Includes same-day Aquarium admission for the diver and one guest. Additional viewing guests receive 20% off general admission. Check-in time is at 8am; dive time is approximately 40 minutes. For more info visit mauioceancenter.com/shark-dive/. Space is limited and advance reservations are required. Starting at $199. Book online at mauioceancenter.com/shark-dive or call 270-7075 for reservations. Gear rental packages available.

Monday & Wednesday
HISTORIC ESTATE & GARDEN TOUR
HUI NO‘EAU VISUAL ARTS CENTER, MAKAWAO

The Hui invites you to explore its beautiful and historic Kaluanui Estate. Tours are every Monday and Wednesday beginning at 10am. About an hour in duration, this walking tour will give guests some fascinating new historic and botanical information. $12/person. Reservations required: 572-6560; info: huinoeau.com.

Monday & Friday
ART WITH TAPA
MAUI OCEAN CENTER, MA‘ALAEA

Enjoy live painting demos by artist Joel Heinz Sr. as he paints Hawaiian and Polynesian-inspired artwork on tapa cloth, a natural material made from the bark of mulberry trees. Schedule subject to change. 10am-3pm in the Hawaiians and the Sea Exhibit. Included with Aquarium admission.

Monday & Friday
‘UKULELE LESSONS AT THE SHOPS
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

This session is for seasoned, new, and future ‘ukulele players out there who love to strum, sing, and play the ‘ukulele. Lessons take place on Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30pm and Fridays from 3 to 4pm at the main fountain courtyard. FREE.

Tuesday
COCONUT HUSKING AT THE SHOPS
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

Experience a demonstration of the traditional and modern methods in husking a coconut. Learn how the Hawaiians used every part of the coconut, from food to crafting, eating utensils, jewelry, and furniture. The coconut husking activity takes place Tuesdays from 2:30 to 3:30pm at the main fountain courtyard. FREE.

Tuesday
NAPILI KAI FOUNDATION KEIKI SHOW
NAPILI KAI BEACH RESORT, NAPILI

Founded in 1966, Napili Kai Foundation is a nonprofit 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 to 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 napilikai.com.

Tuesday
POLYNESIAN SHOW AT THE SHOPS
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

Polynesian dance styles are beautiful expressions of communication. This performance honors hula kahiko (traditional), hula ‘auana (newer) versions of Hawaiian hula, and Tahitian performances. The show takes place on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:30pm at the main fountain courtyard. FREE.

Tuesday
Tiki Tuesdays at Luana
THE FAIRMONT KEA LANI, WAILEA

Inspired by the tropics and highlighting the classic style that made tiki a world phenomenon, LUANA’s Tiki Tuesday calls for paper umbrellas, fresh juices, fine rums and expertly layered cocktails. Join the LUANA mixologists every Tuesday for tiki elixirs that will make their forefathers proud. For more information please call 875-4100.

Tuesday
‘UKULELE LESSONS
LAHAINA CANNERY MALL, LAHAINA

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 lahainacannery.com.

Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
MAUI FRESH FARMERS MARKET
QUEEN KA‘AHUMANU CENTER, KAHULUI

Featuring fresh, local, farm-grown produce, vegetables, fruits, berries, melons, baked goods, local fish, plants, fresh-cut flowers, gourmet foods, honey, and so much more! 8am-5pm. Info: queenkaahumanucenter.com.

Tuesday & Thursday
LAUHALA WEAVING
MAUI OCEAN CENTER, MA‘ALAEA

Meet local artisans and participate in the art of lauhala weaving. 10am-3pm in the Hawaiians and the Sea exhibit. Included with Aquarium admission. Schedule subject to change.

Tuesday & Friday
ART COLLECTION TOUR
GRAND WAILEA RESORT, WAILEA

The 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 works by Shige Yamada, Fernando Botero, Yvonne Cheng, Herb Kane, and more. Meet at 10am in the Na Pua Gallery on the fourth floor. FREE. Valet parking provided for visitors who attend the art tour. For more info, call 875-1234 or visit grandwailea.com.

Tuesday & Friday
FREE LEI-MAKING CLASS
WHALERS VILLAGE, KA‘ANAPALI

Enjoy a complimentary lei-making class and create your own masterpiece. Anyone can make a lei! Make this Hawaiian tradition special by stringing your own. 11am-1pm at Whale Pavilion. Info: whalersvillage.com.

Tuesday & Sunday
TURTLE EXPLORE STATION
MAUI OCEAN CENTER, MA‘ALAEA

Visit the Turtle Explore Station to learn about the biology, diet, and anatomy of one of Hawai‘i’s most beloved marine animals, the Hawaiian green sea turtle. 11:30am-2:30pm in the Seascape Hale. Included with aquarium admission.

Wednesday
GLASS-BLOWING DEMONSTRATION
HUI NO‘EAU VISUAL ARTS CENTER, MAKAWAO

Come meet artist Stephen Fellerman and watch as he works in the Hui’s new glassblowing studio. You’ll be amazed at what he can create! Purchase one of his pieces or sign up for a class to make one of your own. 10am-1pm. Info: 572-6560; huinoeau.com.

Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday
GUIDED TOURS
MAUI NUI BOTANICAL GARDENS, KAHULUI

Guided docent-led tours of the Gardens are available at 10am by appointment only. These tours cover the natural history, conservation, and ancient uses of native Hawaiian and Polynesian-introduced plants, as well as the Gardens’ current projects in these areas. $10 per person. Call 249-2798 or email info@mnbg.org to make a reservation. Self-guided walking tour brochures are also available for $4, as well as self-guided audio tour wands for $5, Mon.-Sat. 8am-4pm.

Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday
WOOD CARVING DEMONSTRATION
MAUI OCEAN CENTER, MA‘ALAEA

View local artisans hand carving locally sourced wood into marine life art. 10am-2pm in Seascape Hale. Included with Aquarium admission.

Wednesday & Friday
ISLAND WOOD CARVINGS
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

Traditional carving with wood and bone is an important part of the Tongan culture. Enjoy an afternoon with Tasini Tiki Gallery and learn about the different aspects of Tongan and Polynesian culture. This activity takes place on Wednesdays from 10:30am to 1pm, and Fridays from 12:30 to 3:30pm at the main fountain courtyard. FREE.

Wednesday, Friday & Sunday
CULTURE & NATIVE PLANT WALK
MAUI OCEAN CENTER, MA‘ALAEA

Explore the flora of Hawai‘i and discover the connection between Hawai‘i’s plants, marine life, and culture. Tour the Aquarium’s renewed landscape and learn about the history and traditional uses of native Hawaiian and Polynesian plants. 10-11am. Included with Aquarium admission. Space is limited, advance reservations recommended. Book online mauioceancenter.com/explore.

Wednesday
WEED AND POT CLUB
MAUI NUI BOTANICAL GARDENS, KAHULUI

If you love Hawaiian plants, you’ll love the Weed and Pot Club! This volunteer group weeds in the Gardens and pots plants in their nursery facilities. Come ready to work with garden attire and covered shoes. Tools, gloves, sunscreen, refreshments, and expertise will be provided! 8:30-10:30am. Call 249-2798 for more information.

Wednesday
VOLUNTEERING ON VACATION: O‘O FARM
PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION

Work on an exquisite organic farm in the misting forest of Waipoli in Kula. Meet at O‘o Farms at 8:45am for an assortment of fun farm chores until 11:30am. Wear sturdy shoes and bring a light jacket that you do not mind getting a little dirty, plus water and sunscreen. Gloves and gardening tools provided. Call 249-8811 ext. 1 to sign up.

Wednesday
GEORGE KAHUMOKU JR.’S SLACK KEY SHOW: MASTERS OF HAWAIIAN MUSIC
NAPILI KAI BEACH RESORT, NAPILI

Enjoy performances of legendary musicians from the 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 slackkey.com.

Wednesday & Thursday
HELPING PAWS VISITOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
MAUI HUMANE SOCIETY, PU‘UNENE

Visitors can offer a “helping paw” to homeless animals at the Maui Humane Society shelter every Wednesday and Thursday from 1 to 3pm doing such activities as walking dogs, bathing puppies, brushing cats, or playing with puppies and kittens—an important part of their socialization. Participants in the Helping Paws Visitor Volunteer Program are requested to arrive by 1pm, and it’s recommended to wear close-toed shoes and comfortable clothing that can get “mussed” or dirty. Children ages 10 to17 are welcome when accompanied by a supervising adult for the duration of the volunteer session. Advance reservations are required due to space limitations: MauiHumaneSociety.org “Get Involved/Volunteer/HelpingPaws Visitor Program.” The shelter is located in Pu‘unene (central Maui), on Mokulele Highway between Kihei and Kahului.

Wednesday, Friday & Sunday
WET NATURALIST PRESENTATION
MAUI OCEAN CENTER, MA‘ALAEA

Visit Maui Ocean Center’s Surge Zone or Discovery Pool for a hands-on presentation about Hawai‘i’s marine invertebrates. See, touch, and learn about tide pool critters with a marine naturalist presenting from within the exhibit. 1:30-4:30pm. Included with Aquarium admission. Appropriate for all ages.

Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday
NIU (COCONUT) WEAVING
MAUI OCEAN CENTER, MA‘ALAEA

Learn the art of coconut frond weaving, and create something fun with local weaver Marco Marinas. 10am-3pm at Nursery Bay Hale. Included with Aquarium admission. Schedule subject to change.

Wednesday & Saturday
FREE HULA SHOW
WHALERS VILLAGE, KA‘ANAPALI

Experience the culture of Hawai‘i with complimentary hula shows at Whalers Village. 7-7:25 pm at the Food Court; 7:30-8pm Fronting Cariloha store. Info: whalersvillage.com.

Thursday
POLYNESIAN HULA LESSON
LAHAINA CANNERY MALL, LAHAINA

If your guests are looking for a FREE Polynesian hula lesson on the west side, suggest Lahaina Cannery Mall. 4-6pm with professional instructor Jan Kitaguchi. Call 661-5304 or visit lahainacannery.com.

Thursday
POLYNESIAN SHOW AT THE SHOPS
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

This cultural performance honors the many beautiful dances of Polynesia, which include Hawaiian hula, Tahitian, and Samoan performances. Stop by Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30pm at the main fountain courtyard for a beautiful evening of dance. FREE.

Thursday
COCONUT FROND WEAVING AT THE SHOPS
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

Weaving was a highly developed skill that Hawaiians used to make baskets, mats, jewelry, and toys for the keiki. Learn how to make your very own keepsake to take home as a memory of your visit to Maui. This activity takes place on Thursdays from 2:30 to 3:30pm at the main fountain courtyard. FREE.

Thursday
LIVE MUSIC
SANGRITA GRILL + CANTINA, KA‘ANAPALI

Enjoy live flamenco music by Indio & Avi from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Visit sangritagrill.com for more info on menus and Happy Hours specials, or call 662-6000.

Thursday
CHOP HOUSE POP-UP
THE PLANTATION HOUSE RESTAURANT, KAPALUA

The Plantation House Restaurant new concept “Chop House Pop-up” is a restaurant within the restaurant. The themed menu is featured on Thursdays, and focuses on a traditional steakhouse format with large cuts of premium meats and traditional sides. Featured menu items are large portion steaks and chops such as 8 oz Filet Mignon, 22 oz Duroc Pork Tomahawk, 14 oz Australian Lamb, 12 oz Prime Sirloin, 26 oz Bone In Ribeye and more. Specially selected wines by the glass are available to pair with the Chophouse menu, with enhanced serving sizes of 8 oz. per glass.5:30-9pm. Info: 669-6299.

Thursday & Saturday
ART WITH FRANCINE
MAUI OCEAN CENTER, MA‘ALAEA

Capture your visit to Maui Ocean Center with your very own art piece. Join local artist Francine and describe your favorite animal as she creates an artistic impression of your own design. 11am-3pm in the Open Ocean Exhibit (Near Submarine) Event is included with Aquarium admission. Appropriate for ages 3-12.

Thursday through Sunday
LIVE MUSIC
LEILANI’S ON THE BEACH, KA‘ANAPALI

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 to 5pm. For reservations, call 661-4495 or for more information, visit leilanis.com.

Friday
VOLUNTEERING ON VACATION: HAWAIIAN ISLANDS LAND TRUST SERVICE PROJECT
PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION

Visit Waihe‘e Coastal Dunes and Wetlands Refuge, a remarkable coastal area that’s rich in Hawaiian history and bird watching. Meet at 8am at the Waihe‘e Refuge, located off Halewaiu Road, and help clear brush and remove invasive species until 12pm. Bring water and sunscreen, and wear closed-toe shoes, pants, and hat for sun protection. Snacks and cold drinks provided. Call 249-8811 ext. 1 to sign up.

Friday
The LUANA Experience Series
THE FAIRMONT KEA LANI, WAILEA

Experience modern pau hana in LUANA with signature events every Friday night. 1st Friday: A collaboration with Maui Brewing Co., Firkin Friday offers small-batch beer and cask ‘aletails’. 2nd Friday: Project Cocktail invites cocktail enthusiasts to spend time with our mixologist and enjoy learning the science and creativity that goes into each cocktail. 3rd Friday: The Grape Escape series highlights wines and cuisine inspired by various regions of the world (advance registration required).4th Friday: Friday Night Films showcases classic films from the 30s and 40s combined with libations inspired by the era. For more information please call 875-4100.

Friday
FREE HULA LESSON
WHALERS VILLAGE, KA‘ANAPALI

Learn the art of hula with complimentary hula lessons. 3-4pm at the Whale Pavilion. Info: whalersvillage.com.

Friday
MAUI FRIDAY TOWN PARTIES
WAILUKU, LAHAINA, MAKAWAO & KIHEI

Four Fridays per month, our community gathers to celebrate art, music, and Maui culture. Residents and visitors enjoy a special night of interaction and fun, punctuated with free entertainment, special offerings, and Friday-only promotions from each town’s family of merchants. The original installment, Wailuku First Friday, is on Market Street; Lahaina Second Friday is on Front Street; Makawao Third Friday is on Baldwin Avenue; and Kihei Fourth Friday is at Azeka Shopping Center—Mauka. For more info, visit MauiFridays.com.

Friday
FRIDAY NIGHT IS ART NIGHT
FRONT STREET, LAHAINA TOWN

From 7 to 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 visitlahaina.com.

Friday
CANDLELIT TOURS AT THE BALDWIN HOME
LAHAINA TOWN

Do you want to experience what it was like in the 1850s? Come to the Baldwin Home Museum on Friday nights from dusk to 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. Visit lahainarestoration.org or call 661-3262 for more information.

Friday
ISLAND RHYTHMS SUNSET CRUISE WITH ERIC GILLIOM
PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION, MA‘ALAEA

Get on board for lots of fun, food, and dancing on Pacific Whale Foundation’s Island Rhythms Sunset Cocktail Cruise from Ma‘alaea Harbor. Offered Friday nights from 5 to 7pm, this cruise includes delicious appetizers, perfectly mixed Mai Tais, and other cocktails (for adults 21+ with valid picture i.d.), plus a stunning sunset backdrop as you party on the bow of the boat. Call 249-8811 ext. 1 or book online at pacificwhale.org.

Friday
SALSA NIGHT
PARADISE GRILL, KA‘ANAPALI

Salsa Night from 10pm to close every Friday at Paradise Grill in Ka‘anapali. Visit paradisegrillkb.com for more details, or call 662-3700.

Friday
PAU HANA AT THE SHOPS
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

Pau hana is more than just a happy hourit’s a time to celebrate the end of the work week with live musical performances by Maui’s talented up-and-coming artists, as well as Maui’s established musicians. Pau Hana at The Shops happens every Friday from 4 to 6pm. Musicians play on the lower level near the surf shop area, and on the upper level by the luxury retailers. FREE.

First & Third Saturday
HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK SERVICE TRIP
PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION

Free transportation and admission to Haleakala National Park on a volunteering adventure led by a certified naturalist and professionally trained guide from PWF. You’ll help remove invasive plants or help with other projects to protect the park’s unique eco-system. Warm clothes, long pants and closed-toed shoes required. Bring water and lunch for a picnic. Call 249-8811 ext. 1 to sign up. Visit volunteersonvacation.org for more information on meeting locations and times.

Saturday
MAUI SWAP MEET
UH MAUI COLLEGE CAMPUS, KAHULUI

A hugely popular event with locals and visitors alike. Purchase everything from t-shirts, necklaces, and handmade crafts to fresh flowers, fruits, and vegetables from more than 200 vendors. 7am-1pm. Admission is 50 cents; keiki 12 and under are free.

Saturday
ZUMBA AT THE SHOPS
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

This weekly class takes place at Keoni’s Hot Lava DanceFit Studio located next to Canyon Beachwear. Check-in is 8:15am, and program starts promptly at 8:30am. One hour. Parking validation is provided by Keoni’s Hot Lava DanceFit. The class is complimentary; however, donations are appreciated.

Saturday
STORY TIME & CRAFTS
MAUI OCEAN CENTER, MA‘ALAEA

Maui Ocean Center offers a weekly turtle-themed story time and craft hour for children ages 3-12 in the Hawaiians and the Sea exhibit. 11:30am. Included with Aquarium admission.

Saturday
HONOKOWAI VALLEY RESTORATION
PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION, HONOKOWAI

Volunteer with Malama Honokowai and visit the beautiful and hidden Honokowai Valley, an area closed to the public. Among Hawaiian archaeological sites, you’ll learn about Hawaiian history and culture as you help to remove invasive weed plants and possibly plant native species. The program runs from 9am to 3:30pm and meets in front of the North Sugar Cane Train Station at Pu‘ukoli Road in Ka‘anapali. Bring water, snacks, lunch, sunscreen and bug repellent and wear closed-toe shoes, pants and a t-shirt. Call 249-8811 ext. 1 to sign up.

Saturday
GRAND DAIRY TOUR
SURFING GOAT DAIRY, KULA

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 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 to 11am and costs $28. For more info, call 878-2870 or visit surfinggoatdairy.com.

Saturday & Sunday
KEIKI HULA
LAHAINA CANNERY MALL, LAHAINA

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 2pm. 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 lahainacannery.com.

Saturday
MAUI CHEF’S TABLE
THE MILL HOUSE RESTAURANT, WAIKAPU

Maui Chef’s Table offers booking for select Saturday evenings at 6pm. Bookings for all upcoming Chef’s Table dates may be reserved by calling 270-0303, or online at millhousemaui.com.

Sunday
SUNDAY BRUNCH & BLOODY MARY BAR
CANE & CANOE RESTAURANT, MONTAGE KAPALUA BAY

Featuring an enhanced a la carte breakfast menu created by Executive Chef David Viviano, Sunday Brunch is a celebration of savory and sweet culinary delights. Relax and enjoy a live musical jazz performance with new brunch selections each week in addition to the regular menu, including favorites Shrimp and Grits, Chicken and Waffles, and Steak and Eggs. Enjoy a “Build-your-own Bloody Mary Bar” with an assortment of liquor, mixers, and all the trimmings to make a most decadent libation. 10am-1pm. For more info and reservations: 662-6681.

Sunday
HULA PERFORMANCES
MAUI OCEAN CENTER, MA‘ALAEA

Enjoy live hula performances by Maui Ocean Center’s Hawaiian Cultural Advisor Kahu Dane Maxwell and family. 10-11am in the Hawaiians and the Sea exhibit. Included with admission.

Sunday
SUNDAY NIGHT LAULAU
KO RESTAURANT, THE FAIRMONT KEA LANI, WAILEA

Enjoy a healthy and modern take on a traditional Hawaiian dish every Sunday evening at Ko. The special seafood laulau includes Maui fresh catch fish, shrimp, scallops, spinach, mushrooms, and baby bok choy, all wrapped in taro leaf, steamed, and served with jasmine rice. Come early—the laulau special is first come, first served, and does sell out! For more information, or to make reservations, call 875-2210.

 

 

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