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Sat, Oct 18

"St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School Open House," Wailuku

Open House 9-11 am. Learn about curriculum, programs and the application process. Take a campus tour, visit the classrooms and meet the teachers. Call 244-4190, ext 232 for more information

Sun, Oct 19

"Fall Harvest Festival Makawao," Haku Baldwin Center, Makawao

9a-3p, 444 Makawao Avenue (below Makawao Vet Clinic & Boarding Kennels). Open to the public; please no pets. Great FOOD, Craft Fair & Farmer's Market, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Haunted House, Face Painting, Balloon Animals, Keiki Halloween Costume Contest (ages 0- 12, begins at 1pm), Carnival Games, Arts & Crafts, Silent Auction, Bake Sale, Food Trucks, Vendors & MORE !





Fri, Oct 4

"ArT-Mixx Maui," MACC, Kahului

7 pm, Yokouchi Pavilion. Illumination Video by Jim Langford. The Eric Gilliom Band, DJ Sweetbeets, Nle Dollz, Raizes do Brasil Capoeira Maui, Food, Drink, Dance, Play. 21 and over, Free with ID

"Sleep with the Sharks," Maui Ocean Center, Ma‘alaea

Participants will spend an exciting evening at the Aquarium discovering fascinating facts about Hawaiian marine life with hands-on activities, games, crafts and more. Sleepovers begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at 8:00 a.m. the next day (Saturday). Sleepover fee is $60 plus tax per child and includes a pizza dinner, light breakfast, snacks and a souvenir. Aquarium members receive a 15 percent discount. Reservations are required by calling 808-270-7075. The deadline to sign up for a sleepover is by 12 noon on the Thursday before.

Thu, Oct 10

"Charmaine Clamor," MACC, Kahului

7:30 pm, Castle Theater. Charmaine Clamor melds Filipino folk songs and instruments with American jaz and blues in a new music genre: "jazzipin." For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)

Sat, Oct 12

"Annual Free 'Ukulele Workshop," MACC, Kahului

FREE.10am-1pm, McCoy Studio Theater. This workshop is conducted by Roy and Kathy Sakuma for students of all ages, from child to adult. They will teach songs written by Roy Sakuma and there will be a drawing to win a Kala ‘ukulele! Lessons are designed for beginning and intermediate players: the only requirement is that a student can hold C, F and G7 chords. Students should bring their own ‘ukulele, notepaper and a pencil. Attendees will be invited to participate in Sunday’s ‘Ukulele Festival, playing one of the songs learned in the workshop. Pre- registration is not required.

Sun, Oct 13

"8th Annual Maui 'Ukulele Festival," MACC, Kahului

FREE. 1-6pm, Pavilion/ Amphitheater. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon of island music with highly-acclaimed musicians, celebrating Hawai‘i’s beloved instrument. Renowned ‘ukulele advocate and teacher Roy Sakuma will serve as M.C. Popular ‘ukulele musicians who are scheduled to perform this year include: Herb Ohta San & Nando Suan, Richard Ho’opi’i, Willie K, Paula Fuga, Kamakakehau Fernandez, Brittni Paiva, the Hula Honeys, Derick Sebastian, Aidan James, Tamlyn Tamura, Nelly and Daniel Baduria, Nick Acosta, Andrew Molina, Kalama Intermediate School ‘Ukulele Band under the direction of Benny Uyetake, Seabury Hall’s Hawaiian Ensemble led by instructor Jon Toda. There will be hula with Kumu Napua Greig & Halau Na Lei Kaumaka O Uka, and more than a dozen fine ‘ukulele will be given away as doorprizes.


Fri, Oct 18

"Keb' Mo'," MACC, Kahului

7:30 pm, Castle Theater. Grammy Award winning musician is a "living link to the seminal Delta blues" with a post-modern style influenced by folk, rock, jazz and pop. For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)

Sat, Oct 19

"Starry Night Cinema: Hotel Transylvania," MACC, Kahului

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm. In the spirit of the Halloween Holiday, a FREE family fun night with a feature film on the lawn.


Thu, Oct 24

"Nnenna Freelon," MACC, Kahului

7:30 pm, Castle Theater. Nnenna Freelon is a captivating singer with "range of Sarah Vaughan, charm of Nancy Wilson, and craftsman of Marilyn Maye." For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)

Sat, Oct 26

"Halau Na Lei Kaumaka O Uka," MACC, Kahului

5:30 pm, Castle Theater. An annual hō’ike and fundraiser: an evening filled with inspiring traditional and contemporary hula, oli (chant) and mele (song). The award winning hālau will again share the stage with Hawai’is finest musical groups and artists as they meld melodic voices, graceful hula and the imagery of Hawai’i into an evening that promises to be moving and memorable. For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)

Wed, Oct 30

"Sea Talk," Maui Ocean Center, Ma‘alaea

Free, 6-7 pm. Aquatic Biologist Russell Sparks to speak on "Concerns with Maui's Near Shore Fish Resources, and How You Can Get Involved." Please call 808-270-7088 to reserve seating. Enter through the Aquarium's front gate from 5:30 - 6 pm.





Fri, Oct 5 - Sun, Oct 14

"Run for You Wife," Iao Theater, Wailuku

Tickets available at the Maui OnStage Box Office (808) 242-6969, and online at www.mauionstage.com.

Sat, Oct 6

"Delhi 2 Dublin," MACC, Kahului

7:30 pm, Pavilion/ Courtyard. One of Canada’s most buzzed-about bands, Delhi 2 Dublin performs an energetic mash-up of Bhangra, Celtic, dub, Reggae and electronica with global rhythms set to club beats. For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)

Sun, Oct 7

"Heritage Film Festival: KoAloha 'Ukulele Story," MACC, Kahului

3 pm, McCoy Studio Theater. This animated documentary details the creation of the KoAloha ‘Ukulele Company and chronicles the life events of Alvin Okami, an O‘ahu based entertainer turned inventor. For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)

"Molokai Hoe Canoe Race,"Hale O Lono Harbor, Molokai to Duke Kahanamoku Beach, Oahu

41-mile Outrigger Canoe race from Molokai to Oahu across the Kaiwi Channel, the Molokai Hoe is considered the world championship of men's long-distance outrigger canoe racing. The race begins at 7:00 am at Hale O Lono Harbor and finishes at Duke Kahanamoku Beach in Waikiki. Contact Hannie Anderson for details at 808-259-7112 or visit holoholo.org


Thu, Oct 11 - Sat, Oct 13

"Festivals of Aloha,"Molokai

For the past 50 years the Festivals of Aloha has brought the Molokai community together with their Royal Court, onolicious food, fun games, dance and memorable entertainment.

October 11 - Investiture Kupuna Show, @ Mitchell Pauole Center, 7:00pm
October 12 - Youth Night @ Mitchell Pauole Center, 7:00 pm
October 13 - Parade through Kaunakakai Town, 9:00am, followed by day-long Ho'olaulea. Mitchell Pauole Center, 11:00am.
Contact Moana or Raquel Dudoit: 553-3356

Fri, Oct 12

"Haochen Zhang, Piano," MACC, Kahului

7:30 pm, Castle Theater. In 2009, Haochen Zhang became the youngest and the first Chinese competitor to be awarded the prestigious Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Gold Medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Since his win, the 22-year-old has captivated audiences in the United States, Europe and Asia with a unique combination of deep musical sensitivity, fearless imagination and spectacular virtuosity. For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)


Sun, Oct 21

"Fall Harvest Festival," Haku Baldwin Horse Center, Makawao

9am - 3 pm. 444 Makawao Ave, Makawao (below Makawao Veterinary Clinic) (808) 572-9129. Celebrating  23 years helping our community with our therapeutic programs! Come join the fun. Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Costume Contest, Games & Prizes, Food, Crafts, Farmer's Market and more!


Thu, Oct 25

"Donald Fagen, Michale McDonald, Boz Scaggs," MACC, Kahului

7:00 pm, Yokouchi Pavilion / A&B Amphitheater. Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriters Donald Fagen of Steely Dan fame • Michael McDonald, solo artist and formerly with The Doobie Brothers • and legendary front-man Boz Scaggs will join forces and hit the stage as The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue. They are performing together in Hawai‘i for the first time with their nine-piece ensemble band. For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)

Fri, Oct 26

"Russell Peters," MACC, Kahului

8:00 pm, A&B Amphitheater. A Canadian-Indian comedian and actor, Russell's stand-up performances mostly feature observational comedy where he uses humor to highlight racial, ethnic, class and cultural stereotypes. He was ranked by Forbes as one of the top ten highest grossing comics in the U.S. in 2009 and 2010, and has sold over 300,000 copies of his DVDs "Outsourced" and "Red, White and Brown." In 2011, Russell released a new DVD and TV special "THE GREEN CARD TOUR: Live from the O2 Arena. For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)

Fri, Oct 26 - Sun, Nov 11

"Macbeth," Queen Ka'ahumanu Center, Kahului

Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm. Steppingstone Playhouse. Post show discussions on October 28 and November 4. To book free educational workshops on Macbeth for high school English classes, and half-price student group rates, contact Carolyn Wright, Director of Education, at (808) 244-8760 x221. For tickets and information, visit www.mauiacademy.org or call the MAPA Box Office at 244-8760.

Sat, Oct 27

"Noble Chef,"

UH Maui College Maui Culinary Academy's 16th Annual Food and Wine Fundraiser

Wed, Oct 31

"Halloween on Front Street," Lahaina

4:30 pm. Halloween festivities will begin on Front Street with the 34th Annual Keiki Halloween Costume Parade at 4:30 that is sponsored by the Lahaina Rotary, Sunrise Rotary Club of Lahaina and the Soroptomist of West Maui.

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Sun through Thu, Oct 2 - Oct 31

"Free Onsite Coral Reef Naturalist Program," Pacific Whale Foundation, Wailea's Ulua Beach

Learn the names of the fish you've seen while snorkeling with the help of a knowledgeable Pacific Whale Foundation naturalist at Pacific Whale Foundation's free Coral Reef Information Station. A great place to visit if you're new to snorkeling in Hawaii. Learn how you can help protect the reef as you explore it! Sponsored by the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Available every Sunday through Thursday, 9 am until 12 pm. For information, call 249-8811.

Mon, Tue, Fri Oct 3 - Oct 31

"Garden Tours," Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, Kahului

Mon, Tue and Fri 10:00 am to 11:30 am, enjoy a volunteer lead tour of Maui Nui Botanical Gardens (150 Kanaloa Avenue, Kahului). Tours cover the natural history, conservation and ethnobotanical uses of native Hawaiian and Polynesian introduced plants as well as the Gardens' projects in these areas. Tours are free with a suggested donation of $5 per person, by appointment only. For more information or to make a reservation, please call 808-249-2798.

Wednesdays, Oct 5 - Oct 26

"Volunteering on Vacation: O'o Farm," O'o Farm, Kula

Meet at O'o Farms at 8:45 on Wednesday mornings in Kula. Join Pacific Whale Foundation's work on an organic farm in Kula. Located in the misting forest of Waipoli, Kula Maui, 8.5 acres sustain numerous crops developed from virgin land, intimate with the venue’s microclimate, flora, and fauna. Project work includes assorted farm chores from 8:45 until 11:30. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes and bring a light jacket that you do not mind getting a little dirty, water, and sunscreen. Gloves and gardening tools are provided. Be sure to call (808) 249-8811 in advance to sign up! (Note: volunteer tote bag not included in this project.)

Sat, Oct 8

"All Church Rummage and Bake Sale," Makawao Union Church, Makawao

8a-4p. Located at 1445 Baldwin Avenue, 2 1/2 miles up from Paia, Makawao Union Church will be holding an All Church Rummage and Bake Sale in honor of its 150th Anniversary. Phone for more information: 808-579-9261



Sat, Oct 2

"8th Annual Hana Bay Film Festival," Hana Bay

4pm-10pm. Premiere screenings of films right on the water at Hana Bay. Bring your Lawn Chairs & Blankets. No Coolers Please. Delicious Food Booths - Arts & Craft Booths. Live Music, Hula and Polynesian Dance.

Mon, Oct 4 - Fri, Oct 8

"Anusara Therapy Training," The Studio, Haiku

In this unique 5-day Therapy Training with John Friend the potent therapeutic power of the Universal Principles of Alignment™ will be revealed. John will address a variety of musculo-skeletal injuries and misalignments related to the lower back, hips, shoulders, necks, knees, elbows, feet, and wrists. Yoga teachers and experienced students will be instructed how to perform, observe, and adjust a variety of fundamental poses to prevent and clear these injuries. Cost: $800.

Sun, Oct 10

"Maui Mall Car Show," Kahului

"Full Moon Cruise," Pacific Whale Foundation, Lahaina Harbor

8:00 pm. Join us for an enchanted blend of listening to whale songs at sea by the light of the full moon, while learning about Maui's intriguing night sky. This cruise features riveting narration by Harriet Witt, an international award winning astronomy writer and speaker. Her writing has been featured in publications such as Sky & Telescope, and Spirit of Aloha. She has been giving colorful and informative presentations on astronomy in Hawaii since 1990 and teaching "Making Friends With the Night Sky" classes at Maui Community College since 1992. Great hot and cold appetizers, and drinks. Adults $53.95, Children 3-12 $35.95. For reservations, call (808) 249-8811, ext 1.

Sat, Oct 23

"Community Work Day Cleanup,"

8am-noon. Make a Difference Day Cleanup. Please call CWD at 877-2524 to find the cleanup nearest to you or watch for the listing of all cleanup locations in the Maui News.

"XTERRA Makena Beach 5/10km Trail Run," Makena Beach & Golf Resort, Makena

From the hills of Haleakala to the black sand beaches. This is a race you'll never forget. A benefit for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui County.


Fri, Oct 29 - Sat, Oct 30

"Sleep with the Sharks Halloween Sleepover," Maui Ocean Center, Ma'alaea Harbor

5:30 pm Friday - 8 am Saturday. Children in the 3rd-8th grades are invited to learn about some of the ocean’s most unusual marine animals, their dangerous defenses, creepy camouflage, and amazing abilities at an exciting Halloween-themed sleepover. The evening includes hands-on discovery lessons, movies, ocean-themed crafts, and a supervised turtle feeding. Fee includes a pizza dinner, snacks, and a continental breakfast. $60 per participant, Reservations required, call (808) 270-7075.

Sat, Oct 30 - Sun, Oct 31

"Trick-or-Treat at Maui Ocean Center," Maui Ocean Center, Ma'alaea Harbor

9am-5 pm. Children ages 12 and under are invited to trick-or-treat at Maui Ocean Center during Halloween weekend. Guests can pick up goodie bags at the Front Gate and collect candy from Ocean Naturalists throughout the Aquarium. Cost included with aquariam admission.

"Halloween Cruise," Pacific Whale Foundation, Ma'alaea Harbor

Join us for a Halloween cocktail cruise departing from Ma'alaea to Lahaina and returning to Ma'alaea. Put your best Halloween costume on and ride with us! Our vessel travels along the south Maui coast where you can see the setting sun and enjoy the Halloween spirit en route to Lahaina harbor. Relish seasoned appetizers of mediterranean pasta salad, potato-macaroni salad, Jack Daniel's BBQ baked chicken, Blackbean stir-fried vegetables. For desert try our decadent triple chocolate brownies and Halloween sugar cookies. We also include all you can drink juices, sodas and filtered water and each adult gets 3 cocktails of their choice of beer, tropical frozen drinks plus our famous Mai Tais. Premium wines and cocktails are also available for purchase. After your Halloween costumed extravaganza in Lahaina, embark for the seaward journey home to Ma’alaea beneath the stars and enjoy freshly brewed Hawaiian coffee with Halloween cookies and our famous brownies. This cruise is for 4.5 hours (including 2 hours stay in Lahaina). Adults $62.95, children 12 and under $53.95. Call 249-8811 ext. 1 for reservations.