Island Events • September 13, 2018

Featured events this week

“Malama na Ohi‘a by Carmen Gardner • Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center exhibition reception ~ Friday in Makawao, courtesy Hui No‘eau.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 13

AKAKU SALON PRESENTS ‘HEMP REVOLUTION’ TALK

Akaku Upstairs Salon Series presents Steve Rose, chief “hempster” of the Maui Hemp Institute for Research & Development from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at 333 Dairy Road in Kahului. Rose will talk about Maui’s “hemptastic” future, RSVP for this free event at 871-5554 or email info@akaku.org.

DISCUSSION ABOUT MEAT-EATERS AND HERBIVORES

Hear Milton Mills, MD present “Meat Eating and Mind Games” at 7 p.m. at the J. Walter Cameron Center in Wailuku. The critical-care physician from Washington, DC will examine how humans are designed to be herbivores and that medical science has revealed that meat and other animal foods are detrimental to long-term health. This free lecture is presented by the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii. Reservations are not needed. For more info call 385-2790, email jerome.kellner@gmail.com or visit www.vsh.org.

Tropical cocktail • Project Cocktail ~ Friday at the Fairmont Kea Lani in Wailea, Metro Creative Connection photo.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 14

HUI EXHIBITION HONORS MAUI NUI NATIVE SPECIES

Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center, in collaboration with East Maui Watershed Partnership, opens its new exhibition, Malama Wao Akua (Caring for the Realm of the Gods), with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. at its campus, 2841 Baldwin Ave., in Makawao. This juried art exhibition opens Friday with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. and runs through Nov. 9. For information, call 572-6560 or visit www.huinoeau.com.

BUDDING MIXOLOGISTS LEARN FROM MASTERS

Cocktail enthusiasts are invited to learn from award-winning mixologists beginning at 7 p.m. at the Fairmont Kea Lani in Wailea. Discover the science and creativity behind cocktails concocted from various liquors. Evening includes live music and entertainment. Cost is $49. For more information, call 875-4100.

Lahaina Festivals of Aloha • Lahaina Banyan Tree Ho‘olaule‘a ~ Saturday & Sunday, Maui News file photo.

ENDLESS SUMMER BLOCK PARTY IN LAHAINA TOWN

Lahaina Second Friday Town Party takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. on Front Street between Papalaua Street to Lahainaluna Road and features vendor booths, arts and crafts, keiki activities, Lahaina merchants and entertainment. Highlights include DJ Zinn, magician Tim Wenk and performances by Maui Jam and Deason and Russell at Campbell Park. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.mauifridays.com.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 15

CELEBRATE ALOHA AT LAHAINA HO’OLAULE’A

Catch the Festivals of Aloha spirit at the Lahaina Banyan Tree Ho’olaule’a from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday at Historic Banyan Tree Park in Lahaina. The two-day celebration features live entertainment, crafters, artisans and more. No charge for admission. For more information, send an email to sfdhawaii@gmail.com.

HELP THE OCEAN DURING UNDERWATER CLEANUP

Weather permitting, help Maui Ocean Center Marine Institute and Maui Ocean Center remove trash from 7 to 9 a.m. along Sugar Beach reef near the Kealia Boardwalk. Bring your own snorkeling gear, collection bags and tools for cutting fishing line. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. If interested, meet at the Kealia Boardwalk on North Kihei Road. For questions or to RSVP, email info@mocmarineinstitute.org.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 18

HIKE WITH SIERRA CLUB IN MERWIN PALM FOREST

Barring cancellation due to the effects of Tropical Storm Olivia, see Merwin Palm Forest — one of the most diverse palm collections in the world — during a Sierra Club hike beginning at 9 a.m. After meeting at a car-pool area disclosed to participants, hike the lush, 19-acre property restored from a once-barren former pineapple field by poet W.S. Merwin that now features over 2,740 individual palm trees, more than 400 taxonomic species and 125 unique genera. Guided by The Merwin Conservancy staff, it’s a one-mile round-trip hike limited to 15 participants ($5 donation for non-Sierra club members; $3 for Sierra Club members). If you’re interested, be 14 years of age or older and register with leader Rob Weltman by emailing robw@worldspot.com or by calling 354-0490.

SEE HAWAIIAN GREEN SEA TURTLES UP CLOSE AT MOC

Encounter Hawaiian green sea turtles, or honu, during Turtle-rrific Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Maui Ocean Center in Maalaea. Be present as veterinarian Dr. Paul McCurdy and aquarists measure, weigh and examine the turtles during their routine checkup at Nursery Bay. This event is appropriate for all ages and included with aquarium general admission.

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