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Calendar: Community events happening on Maui

                                Choreographer Camille Romero works with participants during auditions for “Matilda, the Musical” at Iao Theater in Wailuku.


    Choreographer Camille Romero works with participants during auditions for “Matilda, the Musical” at Iao Theater in Wailuku.

A roundup of various community events to help you know what’s going on:


>> Maui Bird Conservation Center Open House: Annual event includes free guided tours of endangered bird aviaries, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. today at 2375 Olinda Road.

>> Delaware Day Celebration: Annual party for current and former Delaware residents will begin 2 p.m. today at Beach Bum’s BBQ & Grill in Maalaea. Look for Delaware state flag and “Aloha from the 50th State to the 1st State” banner. Contact Adele Rugg at 879-9964.

>> Coral Pledge Initiative: Free talk on campaign to reduce human impacts on Hawaii’s reefs, presented by Maui Nui Marine Resource Council, at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Maui Ocean Center. Featuring Dan Dennison of Department of Land and Natural Resources and screenings of “Saving Coral” TV special and 3D film “Humpbacks of Hawaii.”

>> Informational meeting: Maui Planning Department officials will discuss proposed shoreline management area and shoreline rule amendments at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Lahaina Civic Center, with formal public hearings to be held next year. Info:

>> 18th Annual Toys for Tots: Collection drive kickoff 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Azeka Shopping Center includes classic car show and presentation of bicycles to selected keiki, followed by Motorcycle Run to Lahaina Minit Stop. Donations of new, unwrapped toys accepted until Christmas at all Azeka stores. Info: 359-1617 or

>> Maui Planning Commission meets 9 a.m. Tuesday for hearings on permit requests by Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum for expansion of exhibit areas, outdoor displays and gardens, additional parking and more; by Trina Pinsky to operate Haleakala Upcountry Market and Stewz Burgers food truck on 2.5 acres at 16157 Halea­kala Highway; by Costco Wholesale Corp. to expand its fueling facility; by state Airports Division for renovations and expansion of Kahului Airport holding areas and restrooms; and by county Department of Environmental Management to develop facilities at Central Maui Landfill to include offices, areas for abandoned vehicles, electronic and household hazardous waste, and other features.

>> Maui County Council’s special meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday will discuss items to include in county’s 2020 legislative package and recommended first reading of a bill authorizing police to tow vehicles if the motorist is arrested for certain traffic violations including drunken driving.


>> Merwin Conservancy Green Room: Pulitzer Prize-winning poets, writers and translators Robert Hass and Forrest Gander take the stage in this series that honors the late poet laureate W.S. Merwin at 7 p.m. Friday at MACC’s McCoy Studio Theater. Presentation followed by book signing and hosted reception. Cost: $25 ($10 students)


>> Na Nele o Maui: Hawaiian song and art competition for youths from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at MACC’s Castle Theater. Free admission.

>> Rebelution: All-ages concert with Grammy-nominated California reggae band and special guest Through the Roots at 7:30 p.m. Friday at MACC’s Yokouchi Pavilion & Courtyard. Cost: $29.50-$69.50 (prices higher on day of event).

>> Ron Artis II & the Truth: The Oahu soul, blues, gospel and R&B musician performs 7:30 p.m. Saturday at MACC’s McCoy Studio Theater. Cost: $26-$31.

>> Holiday Pops with David Benoit and Sara Gazarek: Maui Pops Orchestra offers a festive concert with Grammy-nominated pianist David Benoit and jazz vocalist Sara Gazarek at 3 p.m. Dec. 15 at MACC’s Castle Theater. Cost: $22-$60.

>> Hawaiian Music Series: Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning DeLima Ohana performs 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 19 on the lawn at Baldwin House Museum in Lahaina. Cost: Free.


>> “Matilda the Musical”: Maui Onstage presents Tony-winning show based on the Raold Dahl book at Iao Theater. Final shows 3 p.m. today, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Dec. 15. Cost: $20-$40. Info: 242-6969 or

>> “The Reluctant Elf”: Buddy the Elf tries to convince his daughter how great it is to be an elf in this sing-along musical at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19-20 and 1 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21-22 at ProArts Playhouse, 1280 S. Kihei Road. Cost: $20 adults, $15 keiki. Info: 463-6550 or


>> Unique Gifts Gallery: A boutique/exhibit with vintage collectibles, beauty and bath products, yummy treats, fashion adornments and works by local artists at MACC’s Schaefer International Gallery, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, through Dec. 20. Free.


Maui Arts & Cultural Center box office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; call 242-SHOW (7469) or visit Send event listings to Listings are published free on a space-available basis.

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