Special Events Week of Aug. 15
THURSDAY, AUGUST 15
PICNIC FOR POKI AT KA’AHUMANU CHURCH
Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions will present Picnic for Poki from 11 a.m. at the Historic Ka’ahumanu Church in Wailuku. The featured guest is Coelho Morrison. Bring your lunch and enjoy fresh-baked cookies from Roselani Place. The event is free and open to the public. For details, call Diane at 871-7720.
TURTLE-RRIFIC THURSDAY AT MOC
Join Maui Ocean Center’s aquarist team at the Turtle Lagoon for an up-close encounter with green sea turtles at 2 p.m. Learn about how turtles are cared for, facts about their biology, behavior and diet. This activity is complimentary with an aquarium admission, and is appropriate for all ages. For details, call 270-7000.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 16
MAKAWAO THIRD FRIDAY TOWN PARTY
“Makawao Ohana” is the theme of this month’s Makawao Third Friday celebration, from 6 to 9 p.m. Dance under the stars as Inna Vision performs on the main stage. Enjoy the Keiki Zone, merchant specials and more. Baldwin Avenue will be closed between Brewer Road and Makawao Avenue from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. For details, visit “http://www.mauifridays.com”>www.mauifridays.com.
LAHAINA ARTS SOCIETY
FINE ART FAIR
Discover some of Maui’s artists’ exhibits under the banyan tree next to the historic Old Lahaina Courthouse from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit will open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 661-0111 or visit www.lahaina-arts.com.
‘HAPPY DAY’ FILM EVENT AT THE MACC
Mental Health Kokua and the Angkor Wat International Film Festival will present “Happy Day,” an event dedicated to promoting happiness through the preservation of culture and the environment, at Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s McCoy Studio Theater. Films will include “Wild Africa” and an IMAX visit to the Grand Canyon at 10 a.m.; “Cirque Du Soleil – Worlds Away” at noon; “Bhutan-The Height of Happiness” and “Papua” at 2 p.m.; and “Chasing Ice” at 4 p.m. At 7 p.m., Maui artist-scientist Dr. Gary Greenberg will offer a presentation titled “A Three-Dimensional Journey into the Magical Microscopic World of Ordinary Things,” followed by visionary German filmmaker Werner Herzog’s “Cave of Forgotten Dreams 3D.” Admission to the presentation is $27. Cost is $7 per film; and admission is free to those 12 and younger for “Wild Africa” and Cirque Du Soliel-World’s Away.” Tickets and details are available at the MACC box office, by calling 242-7469 or online at “http://www.mauiarts.org”>www.mauiarts.org.
‘LES MISERABLES’ OPENS TONIGHT
Maui Academy of Performing Arts presents “Les Miserables” from 7:30 p.m. at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater. The show also runs 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday and next weekend. For tickets and information, visit the MACC box office, call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17
ANNUAL COFFEE FEST AND BICENTENNIAL
The sixth annual Seed to Cup Coffee Festival and Coffee Bicentennial celebration will be held at the University of Hawaii – Maui College Pa’ina Building from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For the coffee grower, those interested in growing coffee and coffee enthusiasts. Admission is free and is open to the public. For details, call David Gridley at 280-1623 or visit www.mauicoffeeassocation.com.
GROWING DREAMS “FLORA COUTURE”
Growing Dreams presents “Flora Couture,” a benefit for Maui Youth and Family Services at the Grand Wailea from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will include a fashion show featuring ensembles augmented with floral headpieces, and other floral-adorned fashions by floral designer Ron Mulray. There will also be a flower market, auction and sit-down lunch. General admission is $140 and VIP tickets are $165. For tickets or details, call Frances Duberstein at 579-8414, ext. 8102 or visit www.myfs.org.
O-BON FESTIVAL AT RINZAI ZEN MISSION
The summer o-bon season continues with a festival at Rinzai Zen Mission in Paia. Service starts at 6 p.m., with dancing to follow at 7 p.m. The mission is located next to Baldwin Beach Park in Paia. For details, call 268-2209.
HAWAIIAN MOONLIGHT BENEFIT CONCERT
Maui Historical Society, George Kahumoku Jr. and Gabe Goebbert will present the Hawaiian Moonlight concert from 7 to 10 p.m. on the grounds of Bailey House Museum. The museum is located at 2375A Main St. in Wailuku. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $20 for MHS members. Tickets includes admission to the museum. For details, call 244-3326 or email email@example.com.
MAUI MOMPRENEUR SHOWCASE
The Maui Mompreneur Showcase will feature Maui’s mom-owned businesses from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Maui Beach Hotel Elleair Ballroom. Admission is free and open to the public. For details, call 757-4739 or visit www.mompreneurs.com.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 20
THE ART OF JAPANESE CALLIGRAPHY
Experience the art of Japanese calligraphy with multimedia artist Mitsuyo St. Klair from 6:30 p.m. at Kihei Public Library. Materials will be provided. The program is suitable for ages 12 and older. To register, call the library at 875-6833.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21
READING OF ‘LES MISERABLES’ FOR KIDS
“Discovering the Classics: Les Miserables” will be presented at Kihei Library from 3 p.m. in the children’s section by Papa Lopaka (Robert DeVinck). This free one-hour program is recommended for ages 6 and older, and will include light snacks and refreshments provided by Kay A. Edwards Memorial Fund. For details, call 875-6833.