Pau Hana

Festivals of Aloha

Like benevolent trade winds on a typical island day, the Festivals of Aloha will continue to breeze through Maui Nui with Hawaiian culture, food, music, parades and activities at fun community events on Maui, Lanai and Molokai. This year’s festivities started on Sept. 7 at the Wailuku ...

In the Loop

Lanai Air, a luxury air charter service offering daily private flights between Lanai City and Honolulu, is excited to announce its new route expansion to Maui and Hawaii Island hot on the heels of its recent launch between Lanai and Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu. Now ...

New demos, workshops at Hui No‘eau

It’s a new season and a good time to change things up and try something new. Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center presents new practitioners with its Art with Aloha demonstrations and workshops beginning in October. Gordon ‘Umialiloalahana- uokalakaua “Umi” Kai is well-known in the ...

MACC shows family-friendly film at Starry Night Cinema

Looking for an inexpensive way to enjoy a night out? Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului will screen 2018’s Aardman Animations feature, “Early Man,” which stars the voices of Academy Award-winner Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston and Maisie Williams at 7 p.m. Friday in the A&B ...

Maui Nui Botanical Gardens workshop

In its efforts to foster an appreciation and understanding of Maui Nui’s plants and their role in Hawaiian culture, Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is hosting a puniu, or Hawaiian knee drum, workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The puniu is the coconut shell knee drum used by the hula ...

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

Looking for a happy-go-lucky lover boy that always looks on the bright side of life? Then you should meet me, Romeo, dog No. H1. I’m a super kissy and cuddly 5 year old that was brought to the shelter in rough shape a few weeks ago. I was scraped up and still have a bit of a limp, but ...

Book Review: Villains are vile and disturbing in ‘The Forbidden Door’

• “The Forbidden Door” (Bantam), by Dean Koontz Jane Hawk returns and learns that her enemies are beginning to close in with plans to eliminate her as a threat in Dean Koontz’s latest thriller, “The Forbidden Door.” Hawk was a well-respected FBI agent who lost her husband to a ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago 1918 — Washington has cabled an allotment of 15,000 property bags to be made by the Junior Red Cross auxiliaries of the territory. Maui has been allotted 1,000 of these bags. 75 Years Ago 1943 — Promotions for 27 Mauians at Camp Shelby were revealed in orders issued ...

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. ...

Peru

Tourists gasp for breath as they climb for two hours to a peak in the Peruvian Andes that stands 16,404 feet above sea level. They’re dead tired, but stunned by the magical beauty unfurled before them. Stripes of turquoise, lavender and gold blanket what has become known as “Rainbow ...

Some vacation-planning strategies, from websites to haggling and more

Natasha Rachel Smith was good at math as a teenager and intrigued by personal finance. As an adult, she was determined to turn “marketing techniques on their head.” Today, she works for TopCashback.com, which offers rebates and other deals to consumers who make purchases through the ...

Baby honu arrive at Turtle Lagoon

Maui Ocean Center, named one of the “Top 10 Aquariums in the World” by TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice, is proud to announce a new addition to its sea turtle ohana: six baby Hawaiian green sea turtles. Relocated from a nesting colony at Sea Life Park Hawaii, a marine mammal park, bird ...

‘Ohina short film showcase screens indies at MACC’s Mccoy Studio theater

Honolulu-based ‘Ohina Short Film Showcase screens for the first time on Maui beginning at 7 p.m. Friday in the McCoy Studio Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Since 1999, ‘Ohina has been Hawaii’s largest annual short film festival dedicated to gathering and ...

In the Loop

Local author and playwright Wayne Moniz has written a new one-act play, which he is looking to cast, telling the true story of the Hanapepe Massacre. In 1924, with the first wave of Filipino immigrants having recently arrived to work on Hawaii’s sugar plantations, Honolulu paralegal Pablo ...

The Big Supermarket Shop helps all week in the kitchen

Fall is in the air, and with it an urge to get organized, clean up sloppy summer habits and knock our schedules into shape. One way to feel like you’ve got some semblance of order at home is to master The Big Supermarket Shop. Many people are intimidated by the idea of a big weekly food ...

What to do if your beloved pet needs a new home

You may be sure you’d never give up a beloved pet. But sometimes life happens, like it happened to Katrina Glover. She and her cats were living the good life in the Bronx, N.Y., when someone found a cat outside in the harsh winter weather. “A friend said she wanted the cat, so I took ...

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

Ever wish you had a way to keep creepy crawlies out of your yard without spraying? Then you should consider adopting us duckies, the No. C19s. We would love to earn our keep by eating the slugs, snails, grubs, mosquito larvae, damaging beetles, grasshoppers and other insect and pests ...