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Island Events • August 15, 2019

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The Maui Jam Band • Thursday at Wailuku, courtesy the artists.

THURSDAY, AUG. 15

HEAR HAWAIIAN MUSIC FREE AT PICNIC FOR POKI

Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions foster the aloha spirit with a Hawaiian music concert featuring The Maui Jam Band at 11 a.m. at the Historic Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku Town, 103 S. High St. Bring lunch and enjoy free coffee and baked cookies compliments of Roselani Place. For more information, call 871-7720.

FREE TALK ON DEMENTIA OFFERS TIPS, TECHNIQUES

Maui Adult Day Care Centers and Maui County Office on Aging present the free caregiver workshop, “Understanding Dementia Behaviors,” from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Lahaina Hongwanji Mission, 551 Wainee St. Led by Kathleen Couch, program coordinator for Maui Adult Day Care Centers, attendees will learn about all stages of dementia and tips and techniques for handling related behaviors. For more information call 871-5804.

Adoption fees waived on dogs, cats and critters • Saturday at Maui Humane Society, Metro Creative photo.

FRIDAY, AUG. 16

TOUR THE BALDWIN HOME MUSEUM BY CANDLELIGHT

Step back in time with a candlelight tour from 6 to 8:30 p.m. of the Baldwin Home Museum located on the corner of Front and Dickenson Street in Lahaina. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for kama’aina, senior citizens and active military. Children 12 years of age and younger are admitted free. Please note that admission also allows entry to the Wo Hing Museum on Front Street. Led by experienced docents, tours end with refreshments on the front lanai. For more information, visit www.lahainarestoration.org or call 661-3262.

MAKAWAO TOWN PARTY GOES OUT WITH A BANG

After eight wonderful years, Makawao Third Friday Town Party is rolling up its tents, but not without a big, fun send-off from 6 to 9 p.m. This special night will feature pop-up parties, sales and gatherings inside Makawao merchant stores as well as a variety of food trucks and booths, arts and crafts, keiki activities including storytelling with Genie Calagna Owens of Roots School from 6 to 6:20 p.m., plus free entertainment by the Jimmy Dillon Band, Travastar Starlight Fire and Light Show, Relic, Get Up and Dance, and so much more. For more information, visit www.mauifridays.com/makawao.

Paia Rinzai Zen Mission Obon • Saturday at Paia, Masako Cordray photo.

SATURDAY, AUG. 17

GRAB A YUKATA FOR PAIA RINZAI ZEN OBON

Participate in the Japanese Buddhist tradition of obon, which honors the spirits of one’s ancestors, beginning with a service at 6 p.m. followed by dancing at 7 p.m. at Paia Rinzai Zen Mission, 20 Alawai Rd. near Baldwin Beach Park. Explore Okinawan culture through cuisine, a shisa dance and other activities. Admission is free.

‘CLEAR THE SHELTERS’ DAY AT MAUI HUMANE SOCIETY

Find your next best furry friend for free during Maui Humane Society’s recognition of national “Clear the Shelters” day. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., adoption fees will be waived on all dogs, cats and critters. Join more than 900 shelters nationwide that will be holding similar adoption events in an effort to address overcrowding and raise awareness about the benefits of adopting from a local animal shelter. For more information, visit www.mauihumanesociety.org or call 877-3680, ext. 3.

GET YOUR FAVORITE KITE READY FOR ANNUAL FEST

Japanese Cultural Society of Maui presents its fourth annual Kite Festival beginning at 10 a.m. at Keopuolani Regional Park in Wailuku. Bring your own kites of any size, from traditional to modern, or purchase a kite kit for a $5 donation. Prizes will be awarded to the best fliers and best decorated kites. Free admission. For more information, call 298-3352 or email jcsmhawaii@gmail.com.

TUESDAY, AUG. 20

PAINTBRUSHES AND BEER MAKE FOR A FUN NIGHT

Drink great beer while you nurture your inner artist with like-minded friends from 6 to 8:30 p.m. during Brushstrokes and Brews art party at Maui Brewing Co. Brewery & Tasting Room, 605 Lipoa Pkwy. in Kihei. Cost is $39 and includes materials and special happy hour pricing until closing. No artistic experience necessary. For more information, call 419-6020 or visit www.mauibrewing.com.

* To purchase tickets or request information for events at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului, call 242-7469, visit www.mauiarts.org or head to the box office (unless otherwise specified in event listing).

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