Special Events Week of Dec. 19
TODAY, DEC. 19
HAWAIIAN FAVORITES AT PICNIC FOR POKI
Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions present Picnic for Poki from 10 a.m. at the Historic Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku. The featured guest is Na Leo Lani O Maui, a community choir under the direction of Gale Wisehart and Uluwehi Guerrero. Bring your lunch with enjoy fresh baked cookies from Roselani Place. Free and open to the public.
TWO DAYS OF KEIKI STORYTIME IN KIHEI
“Holiday Toddler and Preschool Storytime,” will be presented by Kihei Public Library at 10:30 a.m. on two days. Special holiday stories, songs, movement and crafts for winter, Christmas and Hanukkah. Today: For toddlers ages 2 to 3 years. Friday: For preschoolers ages 3 to 5 years. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. For more information, call 875-6833.
PROARTS PRESENT ‘SPELLING BEE’ IN KIHEI
ProArts presents “Spelling Bee” at the ProArts Playhouse in Kihei. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday; and 3 p.m. Sunday. For more information, see Stage Review.
FRIDAY, DEC. 20
FRIDAY NIGHT IS ART NIGHT IN LAHAINA
Stroll through dozens of art galleries in Lahaina town from 6 to 9 p.m. for special gallery shows, featured artists in action and refreshments all free and open to the public. Pick up a walking map of participants from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Lahaina Visitor Center located at the Old Lahaina Courthouse.
SATURDAY, DEC. 21
SUPPORT ‘PAIA GIVES’ FOR LOCAL CHARITIES
Enjoy a festive evening of shopping and giving. Each store in Paia is supporting various nonprofits and charities with special deals, giveaways and fun from 4 to 8 p.m. For details, visit Facebook: paiatown.
‘KAMA’AINA CHRISTMAS’ WEEKEND IN WAIKAPU
“Kama’aina Christmas” will benefit Maui Food Bank, Maui Academy of Performing Arts and Toys for Tots with a special two-day extravaganza at Maui Tropical Plantation’s Waikapu Shell Theater. Saturday: 7 p.m. for 18 years and older, tickets from $20 to $30. Sunday: 3 p.m. family show for all ages, tickets from $15 to $20. For tickets, call (855) 364-6622. See Backstage or visit www.mtp.com for details.
KEIKI’S CHRISTMAS CORNUCOPIA IN KAHULUI
Peter and Melinda Wing, popular storytellers and musicians, present “Christmas Cornucopia” at 10:30 a.m. in the Kahului Public Library’s Children’s area. The Wings will share Christmas stories and perform songs and skits suitable for children ages 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. For more information, call 873-3097.
KEIKI’S STORY & CRAFT HOUR AT OCEAN CENTER
Children ages 3 to 12 are invited to storytime followed by a fun ocean-themed craft from 11:30 a.m. at the Maui Ocean Center’s Hawaiians and the Sea Exhibit. Appropriate for all ages. Celebrate 12 Days of Fish-mas with Scuba Santa at 11 a.m. and Elf at 3 p.m. daily. For details, call 270-7000.
SUNDAY, DEC. 22
UPCOUNTRY HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Enjoy a cooler “Kula” Christmas at the Kula Marketplace Upcountry Holiday Open House from 2 to 6 p.m. Free holiday samplings, Christmas music, prizes and more. For details, call 878-2135.
SOULFUL R&B BENEFIT CONCERT AND DANCE
Enjoy “A Soulful Christmas Benefit” for The Maui Farm from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Elleair Golf Course Kono’s on the Green in Kihei. Music by Shea Derrick and Nara Boone, with emcee Adisa Omar of 94X Radio. For details, call 298-9022.
MONDAY, DEC. 23
TALK STORY AND HULA LESSONS IN MAALAEA
Those who pay admission to Maui Ocean Center in Maalaea will be treated to a free talk story with its cultural advisor, kahu Dane Maxwell, and get a hula lesson, to boot, at 11:30 a.m. Appropriate for all ages. Call 270-7000.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 25