Reception kicks off event

Whale Tales will kick off with a “Whale Love” reception from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Sugar Cane Maui Restaurant, 736 Front St.

Tickets are $20 and include a light pupu and cash bar.

All proceeds benefit Whale Trust Maui, Center for Whale Studies and Hawaii Whale Research Foundation.

The event will feature National Geographic photographer Flip Nicklin and Whale Trust Maui cinematographer Jason Sturgis.

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To buy tickets for the Valentine’s Day “Whale Love” opening reception online, visit or call 572-5700.