Island Events • August 16, 2018

Featured events this week

Makawao Third Friday Town Party logo, courtesy DeBorah Hoopingarner.

FRIDAY, AUG. 17

SMOOTH JAZZ AND GREAT COFFEE FOR A HOT DATE

Enjoy the music of Maui’s own Jimmy C., a Na Hoku Hanohano finalist. See him perform with his new band from 7 to 9 p.m. at Maui Coffee Attic, 59 Kanoa St. in Wailuku. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.jimmycjazz.com or www.mauicoffeeattic.com.

MAKAWAO TOWN PARTY, UPCOUNTRY FUN FOR ALL

Enjoy ono eats, vendor booths, arts and crafts, Upcountry merchants and Komoda Keiki Zone from 6 to 9 p.m. at Makawao Third Friday Town Party. Thrill to the amazing feats of fire staff dancers Travis French and Nicole Casper. Dance to the high energy band Luna Overdrive, test your moves with Maui line dance group, Get Up and Dance, and so much more. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.mauifridays.com.

Kite festival • Saturday at Keopuolani Park, courtesy JCSM.

SATURDAY, AUG. 18

GO FLY A KITE — KITE KITS, PRIZES, BIG RUN

Kite lovers, head down to the third annual Kite Festival, hosted by the Japanese Cultural Society of Maui, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Keopuolani Park Field No. 8 (near Maui Arts & Cultural Center) in Kahului. Bring your own kite or decorate kite kits with colored markers for a $5 donation to JCSM. Prizes will be awarded to the best decorated kites and best kite fliers at noon. Water will be provided. There is no cost to enter. For questions, call 298-3352 or email jcsmhawaii@gmail.com.

PAIA ZEN MISSION FOOD AND RUMMAGE SALE

Nibble on sushi, shiso rice, sponge drops and other treats while perusing items for sale including crafts, furniture, bedding, seasonal decorations and more from 8 a.m. to noon at Paia Mantokuji Soto Zen Temple across from Paia Community Center. For more information, visit www.paiamantokuji.org.

Jurrasic Tour at Queen Kaahumanu Center, courtesy Jurrasic Tour.

AARP WORKSHOP LOOKS AT PLANNING FOR FUTURE

AARP HI presents a free workshop focusing on retirement benefits, Medicare and financial planning from 9 a.m. to noon at Kaunoa Senior Services, 401 Alakapa Place in Paia. Refreshments provided. Visit https://aarp.event.com/future8-19 or call (877) 926-8300 to register.

SIERRA CLUB MAUI HIKES WAILEA 670 PRESERVE

Visit the stone walls and prominent cultural complexes in Wailea 670 Preserve and help take photos of rare native plants. The two-mile round trip terrain is rugged, so closed shoes, long pants and good balance a must. Bring water and a camera. Meet at 3 p.m. at the top of Kaukahi Rd. in Wailea. The hike is limited to 18 participants, and a $5 donation ($3 for Sierra Club members) is requested of hikers over the age of 14. Register by email with leader Lucienne de Naie at laluzmaui@gmail.com or call 214-0147.

EXPERIENCE THE WORLD AND LIFE OF DINOSAURS

Kanaha Beach Park • Maui Ocean Center Beach Cleanup Volunteer Day • Sunday, The Maui News file photo.

Life-size robotic dinosaurs, cute baby dinosaurs, skeletons, fossil digs, rides, Dino Bounce section, a Dinosaur band and more can be found from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday in Jurassic Tour at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center in Kahului. Admission for adults ages 13 and older is $29; admission for children ages 2 to 12 years is $39 and includes unlimited access to the fossil dig, bounce castles, carnival-style games, unlimited dino rocking and ATV rides, bungee pull and more. Discounts available for seniors and military personnel. Tickets are available at wwwjurassictour.ticketleap.com or at the tour.

SUNDAY, AUG. 19

CLEAN UP KANAHA BEACH PARK, PROTECT SEA LIFE

Join volunteers assisting Maui Ocean Center and MOC Marine Institute from 7 to 11 a.m. in cleaning up Kanaha Beach Park in Kahului. Located on the windward side, Kanaha Beach collects all kinds of marine debris on land and reef, including buoys, ghost nets and plenty of plastic. Snacks, water and Starbucks coffee will be provided. Please bring reusable mugs and water bottles. For questions or to RSVP call 270-7059 or email afonarow@mauioceancenter.com.

AN AFTERNOON OF FUNKY ZYDECO SOUL UPCOUNTRY

Eat, drink and kick back to the sounds of Soul Kitchen live from 3 to 5 p.m. at Casanova Italian Restaurant & Deli in Makawao. Tickets are $10. For more information and tickets, visit www.soulkitchenmaui.com.

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