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Calendar: Community events happening on Maui

                                The Kingston Trio will hold a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at MACC’s McCoy Studio Theater.


    The Kingston Trio will hold a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at MACC’s McCoy Studio Theater.

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


>> Book signing: Authors George Engebretson, Jill Engledow and Summer Kupau-Odo sign copies of the new book “Exploring Historic Maui,” noon-2 p.m. today at Barnes & Noble, Maui Marketplace, Kahului.

>> Akaku classes: “Introduction to Akaku and Public Access Media” with free orientation to Akaku’s facilities, services and policies, a prerequisite for other TV production classes, 4-6 p.m. Monday. Two-session “iMovie Video Editing” runs 3-7 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; cost: $100 ($80 members, $50 youths). Both classes at Akaku Maui Community Media, 333 Dairy Road. Info: 871-5554 or

>> Blood drive: Blood Bank of Hawaii returns to J. Walter Cameron Center in Wailuku, 8:15 a.m. -3:15 p.m. Monday, 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, 8:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday. Donors must be at least 18 (ages 16-17 accepted with parent/legal guardian consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and bring photo ID. For appointments and info: 848-4770 or

>> Guided bird walk: Discover Maui’s largest lowland wetland, 9-10 a.m. Tuesday and Dec. 24 and 31 at Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge, Maui Veterans Highway, Milepost 6. Bring binoculars, water, sturdy shoes. Cost: Free. Info: 875-1582.

>> Kaunoa West Maui Potluck: Join staff, instructors, friends and classmates for evening of fun and fellowship, 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at West Maui Senior Center in Lahaina. Bring side dish or dessert; main dish provided. Info: 270-4310.


>> The Council Planning and Sustainable Land Use Committee convenes at 9 a.m. Wednesday to consider a proposed bill that allows a grace period on conditional use permits for B&Bs, short-term rentals and special uses while an extension request is being processed, and a proposed bill to suspend or prohibit processing of land use applications for lots subject to pending enforcement actions by the Planning Department.

>> The Public Works Commission meets at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Kalana Pakui conference room to consider a proposal to prohibit heavy vehicles on Maui Lani Parkway between Kamehameha Avenue and Paa Street in Wailuku, and proposed changes to the subdivision code relating to public review of subdivisions within agricultural zoning districts.

>> Councilwoman Alice Lee holds a community meeting 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Puu Kukui Elementary School cafeteria in Wailuku to discuss proposed tax reform measures that would change real property tax classifications and set new tiered rates.



>> Farmers Market Maui: Open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at 61 S. Kihei Road. Call 875-0949.

>> Lipoa Street Farmers Market: Open 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturdays. Call 357-4564.


>> Maui Fresh Farmers Market: Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center, Kahului. Visit

>> Maui Swap Meet: Open 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays at University of Hawaii Maui College, Kahului. Call 244-3100.


>> Farmers Market Maui: Open 7-11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 3636 Lower Honoapiilani Road, Honokowai. Call 669-7004.


>> Upcountry Farmers Market: Open 7 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, rain or shine, at Kulamalu Town Center. Visit

>> Makawao Marketplace: Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily at 3654 Baldwin Ave. Call 280-5516.

>> La‘akea Village: Open 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at 639 Baldwin Ave., Paia. Call 579-8398.

>> Hana Fresh Market: Open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at 4590 Hana Highway, Hana. Call 248-7515.

>> ONO Organic Farms Farmers Market: Open 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. daily in downtown Hana, next to the gas station. Call 248-7779.

>> Maui Nui Farm Farmers Market: Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays at Maui Nui Farm, 151 Pulehunui Road, Kula. Call 280-6166.

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>> 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. today at MACC’s Castle Theater. Cost: $22-$60.

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

>> Kingston Trio: Although the original lineup has changed, the music of the legendary folk and pop group remains timeless, with a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at MACC’s McCoy Studio Theater. Cost: $30-$65.

>> Happy Holidays with Henry: Henry Kapono celebrates the season with his classic hits and holiday tunes at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at MACC’s McCoy Studio Theater. Cost: $30-$65.

>> Maui Chamber Orchestra & Chorus Holiday Concert: Guest conductor Stephen Spinelli joins guest soloists Amber Naramore and Chad Somers in a joyous program of Bach, Mozart and more at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Dec. 22 at Iao Theater. Cost: $20-$55. Info: 242-6969 or


>> “Matilda the Musical”: Maui Onstage presents Tony-winning show based on the Roald Dahl book at Iao Theater. Final show 6 p.m. today. 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. Thursday and Friday and 1 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at ProArts Playhouse, 1280 S. Kihei Road. Cost: $20 adults, $15 keiki. Info: 463-6550 or


>> “The Forgotten War Revisited”: Panels detailing the history of the Korean War with artifacts from the personal collections of Korean War Veteran Association members. Open noon to 4 p.m. weekdays, through Dec. 27, at Nisei Veterans Memorial Center, 665 Kahului Beach Road. Free admission. Info:

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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