Students in the Kalama Intermediate School Ukulele Band follow the lead of musician and teacher Benny Uyetake on Sunday afternoon during the 12th annual Maui Ukulele Festival at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Performers included local musicians like Willie K and Paula Fuga; visiting artists such as Aloha Picking Ohana of California and Rui Okawa of Japan; and ukulele bands from Kalama and Kamehameha Schools Maui.
Second photo: Nathan Yaris of Los Angeles (right) and Patti Lee of Huntington Beach, Calif., perform with Aloha Picking Ohana, a group made up mostly of retirees from the Los Angeles area who have Hawaii roots. The group is taught by Mel Ogata.
The Maui News / COLLEEN UECHI photos
Wildfires in Northern California have destroyed entire neighborhoods, including an area of Santa Rosa seen in this picture taken Wednesday. AP photo
Howard Lasker comforts daughter Gabrielle in Santa Rosa, Calif., on Sunday. With the winds dying down, fire officials said Sunday that they have apparently “turned a corner” against the wildfires that have devastated wine country and other parts of California over the past week. AP photo
Melvin Coleman of North Carolina carries the American flag toward Maalaea — he said it was his eighth time running the race with the Stars and Stripes. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
Lahaina’s Lindsey Dwyer leaves the pali on her way to finishing as the women’s runner-up. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
Half-marathon runners near the midpoint of the 13.1-mile course, which began and ended at the Kaanapali Beach Hotel. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
Runners face wind and dust in Launiupoko. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
Finishers’ medals are linied up at finish line Sunday.
Yuko Nakai receives her medal after lifetime marathon win No. 11. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
Yuko Nakai heads to a victory in Sunday’s Maui Marathon women’s race — she completed the course from Hookele Street in Kahului to the Kaanapali Beach Hotel in 3 hours, 17 minutes, 11 seconds. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
The sun rises over Joy Welker (left) of Oregon, Joanna Meyer of Arizona and other Maui Marathon runners. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
Tetsuya Yoroizaka grabs a drink while running through Olowalu on the way to winning the men’s title in 2:43:21. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
Tetsuya Yoroizaka celebrates his victory. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo