Island Events • December 20, 2018

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Mele Fong and Richard Tom • Thursday at Wailuku; Maui News file photo.

THURSDAY, DEC. 20

PICNIC FOR POKI PRESENTS SPECIAL XMAS CONCERT

Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions invite you to Picnic for Poki, a free concert featuring Mele Fong and Richard Tom — the Hawaiian Serenaders — at 11 a.m. at the Historic Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku. The performance will feature holiday and Hawaiian music and hula dancers. Roselani Place will provide fresh-baked cookies, coffee and water. For more information, call 871-7720.

FOSTER PROGRAM AT MHS KICKS OFF FOR HOLIDAYS

If you’re interested in spending the holidays with a warm, furry friend, become a “Holiday Hero” to a shelter animal. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Monday at Maui Humane Society, you can select specific animals to foster, returning them on Dec. 26. MHS provides necessary supplies. For more information, call 877-3680 or visit www.mauihumanesociety .org.

Haiku Hillbillys • Friday at Makawao, courtesy the artists.

FRIDAY, DEC. 21

CELEBRATE HOLIDAYS AT MAKAWAO TOWN PARTY

It’s “Makawao Mele Kalikimaka” at the Makawao Town Party from 6 to 9 p.m. along Baldwin Avenue. Enjoy ono eats, arts and crafts, shopping, face painting, holiday specials, the Komoda Bakery Keiki Zone and free entertainment including Maui Madrigals and Haiku Hillbillys. Other highlights include Josh, Dance Time, Maui Classic Cruisers Club, Pearl Rose, Santa Derek and more. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.mauifriday.com.

DATING TOPIC OF ‘STORY PARTY’ AT MULLIGANS

Professional storytellers on the Story Party world tour share relatable dating tales — the good, the bad and the ugly –from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mulligans on the Blue in Wailea. Tickets for this entertaining live storytelling event are $15 and available at www.eventbrite.com.

Eric Gilliom • Sunday at Kaanapali, Maui News file photo.

ADULTS CAN STILL GET A LITTLE ‘NAUGHTY NOEL’

“Naughty Noel” — an adult-themed variety show — wraps up this weekend with shows at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at ProArts Playhouse in Kihei’s Azeka Place Makai. Presented by ProArts and Cabaret & Cocktails, there’s a different host and line-up of acts . Tickets are $26. For more information or to purchase tickets for any ProArts event, call 463-6550 or visit www.proartsmaui.com.

SUNDAY, DEC. 23

FIND HOLIDAY CHEER AT XMAS CHARITY CONCERT

Award-winning musicians Barry Flanagan and Eric Gilliom perform local favorites and holiday music at 5 p.m. on the oceanfront lawn of Royal Lahaina Resort in Kaanapali in a benefit concert for the 2019 Visitor Industry Charity Walk. Open to the community, as well as resort guests, the concert will be followed with DJ music and dancing until 9 p.m. Donations gladly accepted. Food and drink at special event pricing will be available for purchase. For more information, call 661-3611.

HIKE ‘FISHERMAN’S TRAIL’ WITH SIERRA CLUB MAUI

Enjoy a moderate, pleasant walk on “fisherman’s trail” road along sandy beaches and past tidepools to Keoneuli. Meet at 9 a.m. in the Polo Beach public parking lot. Bring lunch or snacks for later. Limit 15 participants. A $5 donation ($3 for Sierra Club members) is requested of hikers over the age of 14. Register with leader Rob Weltman by email at robw@worldspot.com.

MONDAY, DEC. 24

SANTA AND CREW ARRIVE BY CANOE, NOT SLEIGH

Keep an eye out for Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and a few of their elves to arrive by outrigger canoe between noon and 1 p.m. on Polo Beach in Wailea, spreading holiday cheer to South Maui. Santa will be available for photos following his arrival. For more information, call Fairmont Kea Lani at 875-4100.

DON YOUR UGLIEST DUDS, HEAD TO DOWN THE HATCH

Got a hideously ugly sweater? Grab it and head to the annual Ugly Sweater Party at Down The Hatch in Lahaina. According to organizers, the party starts whenever you get there. There will be lots of flowing eggnog and no cover charge to get in. For more information, call 731-2386 or visit www.dthmaui.com.

TUESDAY, DEC. 25

MELE KALIKIMAKA!

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