Pau Hana

Valentine ‘sweets for your sweet’

The hugely popular Back Door Bake Shop will pop up once again at University of Hawaii Maui College Culinary Arts Program’s Paina Building on the Kahului campus. Dessert lovers will want to mark calendars now for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 11 to 14. Since it will mainly be open during the ...

Tons of fun!

Landlubbers and ocean goers alike will find plenty of lively celebrations in honor of our famed mammalian sea visitors Humpback whales swimming in Maui waters are far from singing “The Krill Is Gone” blues. After migrating thousands of miles from their feeding grounds in the northern ...

In the Loop

See eye-to-eye with the gentle giants of the Pacific starting on Feb. 10, when Maui Ocean Center launches its Humpbacks of Hawai‘i Exhibit & Sphere. Located at Maalaea Harbor, the “aquarium of Hawaii” will debut this first-of-its-kind, $3-million, family-friendly display as well ...

Kintsugi

If you search online for “kintsugi,” most of what you’ll find in English is self-help advice that uses this Japanese craft as a jumping-off point. The idea of repairing broken pottery in a way that makes it more beautiful than it was before is apparently an irresistible metaphor for ...

Merwin Conservancy’s Green Room presents …

Richard Powers, a MacArthur Fellowship recipient, National Book Award winner and best-selling novelist, is the featured artist at The Merwin Conservancy’s arts and ecology salon series, The Green Room, beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 in the McCoy Studio Theater at the Maui Arts & ...

Ahead of the Class

To have your class, workshop or presentation included in this free listing, email its title, instructor, location, dates, start/end times, cost and brief description to currents@mauinews.com. Due to the volume of submissions, items will be listed as close as possible to their start date; if a ...

Pet of the Week

Hi, my name is Bandit and I’ve been waiting a whole year for the chance to meet you. I’m an 8-year-old lady that’s looking for the right family to love. I’ve been waiting so long because I wasn’t doing well when they found me — it turns out that I am diabetic. After a lot of hard ...

Whale Tales event makes splash

Whale Trust will make a splash with its 13th annual Whale Tales multi-day event offered from Feb. 15 to 18 at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. The public is invited to join world-renowned scientists, photographers and conservationists to learn the latest findings on marine mammals from their past ...

Captain your own boat from Valley Isle Marine

Heading out to sea at the helm of your own craft is one of life’s unique pleasures. You launch when and where you want, set your own course, choose your anchorage and pick activities that are of interest to you, such as snorkeling, picnicking, fishing, diving or whale watching. “Ocean ...

Book Review: Christian White’s stunning debut novel

A young woman’s fond memories of her happy childhood and loving parents are turned upside down when she learns she may have been kidnapped more than 28 years ago in “The Nowhere Child,” a stunning debut by Christian White. The perceptive plot of the novel works well as a story about the ...

Publishers Weekly Best-sellers

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Liar Liar” by James Patterson and Candace Fox (Little, Brown) 2. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) 3. “Turning Point” by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) 4. “The Reckoning” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 5. “Every Breath” by ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago 1919 — Some 200 Maui boys, who have just been mustered out of the army service at Schofield Barracks, arrived home this week and were accorded an enthusiastic welcome by relatives and friends. 75 Years Ago 1944 — Those mill wheels were turning this week on all five of ...

Thrift Stores

The following is a listing of nonprofit organizations that sell an assortment of used and donated goods. For changes or new listings, call 242-6343. • Goodwill Retail Thrift Store, 250 Alamaha St., Ste. N-9, Kahului, 442-8989, Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ...

Art=Mixx: Ecovolution

Ecoevolution, the latest incarnation of the popular Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s ArT=Mixx interactive social mixer for adults, returns from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday in Yokouchi Pavilion, the Schaefer International Gallery and A&B Amphitheater in Kahului. Tying into the ...

Maui Plein Air complements with arts education

Maui Arts League will offer two oil painting clinics in conjunction with the Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational set for Feb. 16 through 24. Limited to 12 participants each, the clinics give beginner to advanced local artists a level of instruction often found only on the ...

Kihei Public Library spouts fun Whale Day festivities

Join the fun from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Kihei Public Library when Kid Pan Alley’s Paul Reisler and Cheryl Toth, along with local author Gill McBarnet, visit for a whale of a good time. Reisler and Toth have been on Maui teaching second-grade students from Kihei Elementary ...

Follow your art

Paint brushes neatly organized in glass jars and bins filled with tubes of paint in every color flank the wall of Deb Lynch’s spacious studio tucked in the back of a sprawling property along Baldwin Avenue. Against another wall lean canvases of all sizes. Some hold the faces of models and ...

In the Loop

ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION The Hui No‘eau Annual Juried Exhibition is a highly selective and prestigious exhibition that showcases new work created by a talented community of local and mainland artists. Open to works in all media, this exhibition offers an opportunity for artists to share ...

Isle galleries showcase talent

Village Galleries at 120 Dickenson St. in Lahaina is featuring recent works by Betty Hay Freeland and Michael Clements. The show, “Maui Treasures,” reminds viewers of Maui’s beauty — from the crashing waves of Hookipa to the shores of Kapalua. Enjoy a free gala reception with two of ...

PWF’s ‘Great Whale Count’ looking for volunteers

Pacific Whale Foundation will host its first of three “Great Whale Count” research events from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday. This event is free and open to the public. The annual Great Whale Count brings volunteers together to count whales from shore as part of a long-term survey of ...