Festival in Hana on Saturday
A King Kamehameha Day Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Hana Town Center.
This annual fundraiser for Ohana Makamae (Hana's Family Resource Center) will include local music, food, keiki crafts, vendor booths, a silent auction and more.
For more information, call 248-8538 or visit www.ohanamakamae.org.
Participants sought for cultural event
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens will host Ola Ka Honua 2014 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Sponsored by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, the goal of this free family event is to celebrate and encourage Hawaiian cultural practices and to showcase local efforts to protect the natural environment.
Interested food vendors, musicians, halau hula and cultural practitioners looking to participate should call 249-2798. For more information or to make a donation to the event, email the gardens at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moonlight Mele concert Saturday
The Maui Historical Society will continue its Moonlight Mele concert series on Saturday with a performance by Grammy-award winning artist George Kahumoku and Friends.
The benefit concert will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Bailey House Museum in historic Wailuku town.
Guests are invited to arrive early to take a private tour of the museum, gift shop and special exhibit presented by the historical society. There will be a beer garden offering a variety of beers and wine as well as a refreshment concession stand.
General admission tickets are $20. Kamaaina tickets are available for $10, and children 12 and under are free. Tickets may be purchased at the Bailey House Museum or at brownpapertickets.com.
For more information, contact email@example.com or 244-3326.
Digital SLR class offered Thursday
Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center and the D.T. Fleming Arboretum will offer a digital SLR photography class from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the arboretum.
Professional photographer Aubrey Hord will help students become familiar with manual camera settings as the class captures images of Upcountry views and rare native plants growing within the Puu Mahoe cinder cone on Maui's southern slopes of Ulupalakua.
Students with basic knowledge of their DSLR camera's navigation will gain a mentored hands-on photo experience, according to a news release.
Tuition is $55 for Hui members or $69 for non-Hui members. The class cost includes a picnic lunch and the arboretum's donation of a special surprise dessert.
Hord is a fine art, celebrity, portrait and wedding photographer.
Pre-registration and a DSLR camera/lenses are required. Participants will meet at Ulupalakua Ranch Store and caravan to the arboretum at 8 a.m.
For more information and to register, call Hui No'eau at 572-6560 or see huinoeau.com.
Institute to offer free lecture
"Supermassive Black Holes, Hypervelocity Stars, and Planets . . . Oh My" is the title of a free lecture by Idan Ginsburg at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Maikalani UH Institute for Astronomy Advance Technology Research Center in Pukalani.
The institute is at 34 Ohia Ku St.
For more information, call 573-9500.
Rakugo storytelling event Monday
Japanese theater group Bento Rakugo from Oahu will perform traditional storytelling at the Wailuku Public Library at 1:30 p.m. Monday.
The free performance is part of the Hawaii State Public Library's "Fizz, Boom, Read" children's summer reading program.
Rakugo ("fallen words") storytelling is one of the most popular forms of Japanese theater. The performer presents a comic story while sitting on a Japanese cushion throughout the entire performance, speaking all of the voices in both the first person and third person, according to a news release. All stories will be spoken in English.
The event schedule is subject to change. Call the library at 243-5766 if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.
For more information, visit librarieshawaii.org or on Facebook and Twitter by searching "HSPLSHIgov."
Celebration of Fathers Saturday
Maui Family Support Services will host its eighth annual Celebration of Fathers from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday.
The free event will be held on the Great Lawn at University of Hawaii Maui College.
There will be live entertainment, including music by teen group Na Wai Eha and Hawaiian singer Ata Damasco, according to an announcement for the event. The day will also feature performances by taiko drummers, a magic show by Holden Mowat, and a routine by the Warrior Elite All Stars Cheerleaders.
Keiki may enjoy jumping castles, a mini "color run" obstacle course and carnival games. Craft and food vendors will also be present.
The event will be emceed by Maui County Council Members Mike Victorino and Don Couch. Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui, Sen. Roz Baker and Rep. Joe Souki are expected to speak about the role of fathers, the announcement said.
For more information, contact Shannon Carrier by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 242-0900, ext. 233.
Book sale to benefit libraries
The Maui Friends of the Library will have a used book sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday outside Whole Foods Market at Maui Mall.
A variety of donated fiction and nonfiction books will be available, according to an announcement. All proceeds will benefit Maui's public libraries.
Keiki will be able to take home a free children's book from a designated selection while supplies last.
Puunene mission to hold bon dance
Puunene Nichiren Mission will hold its annual bon dance Saturday night at the church at 9 Ani St. in Kahului.
Food sales will begin at 5:15 p.m. and include mini bentos, chow fun, curry, sushi and manju. Food items are limited. A church service will be at 7 p.m., followed by dancing.
A dance practice will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Additional parking is available behind the church via West Hawaii Street along Puunene Avenue.
The events are open to the public.
Weddings to be discussed on show
"The Maui View" will discuss various topics related to weddings during its one-hour live talk show at 7 p.m. Thursday on Akaku: Maui Community Television Channel 54.
The show titled "It's Not About the Dress!" will discuss issues facing couples planning to tie the knot as well as every woman's dream wedding in contrast to practical aspects as the history of weddings celebrated in June going back to the early Roman times, according to a news release.
The talk show, which is aired live on the second Thursday of each month, discusses current events of interest to women and the community at large. The show will reair on June 19 and 26 and July 3.
Viewers may post questions on the "The Maui View" Facebook page or send email to email@example.com.