Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Frist Friday Coming Up!


Wailuku Town's First Friday is almost here again.

I am going to head over to this event for sure.
It's nice to cruise the street, see friends, listen to music, dine and shop.
Maui always has something fun to attend. With all our talented folks who live here,
art openings, music happenings, cultural events, and plays are easy to find.

I do think this is one of the reasons Maui has captured my heart, among many others.

OK, see you on the street!!

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Oahu Adventures

Kama'aina (Hawaii residents) like to holo-holo (travel) to outer islands. Island hopping is not what it used to be, especially as far as ticket prices go. I remember $12 inner island tickets! So, now, we plan real vacations instead of jumping over for lunch, or a surf, or to shop. Best to make the most of it.

I had a special occaision with some of my ohana this last weekend. We stayed in Waikiki , that's one busy place! The main event was a fashion show that my grand daughter was in. It was great fun, and I enjoyed seeing all the girls stomping down the cat walk for family and friends.

I introduced my daughter to a very special place called Foster Gardens. The beautiful grounds in the middle of Honolulu can make you forget that you are even in the city. This amazing garden, was planted in the late 1880's, and is still vibrant and healthy today. The wide variety of trees are magnificent, as in HUGE, and still growing. All in all, it was fun to take a break and have a different experience. Each island is has it's own personality.

Here's to stepping out and having some fun. New experiences enrich us for our whole lives. I think my travel bug will never retire......

Much Aloha,

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Maui in May , Spring Sale at Hale Ho'okipa

Aloha all,

It's mid May, usually a quiet time in the islands. Which means it's a great time for visitors to enjoy our beautiful Maui... The purple Jacaranda trees are starting to bloom, our trade winds are coming back, and we've had some beautiful showers to sweeten everything.

What's more, (even more goodness!) it's Spring Sale time at Hale Ho'okipa Inn! I'm offering a super deal through the rest of the month.
15% off accommodations until June 1 and 5% off future bookings if made before June 1st

This is the time to make your bookings and Makawao, Maui plans. Haleakala beckons the adventure spirit. Pukalani Country Club golf course is courting the budget conscious golfers.
Makawao town is ripe for wonderful pickings and ono restaurants to satisfy your cravings and curiosity.

Love waking up to the early light, a great time of year with all the promise of joy unfolding right now!
Come visit, you'll feel refreshed.

Much Aloha,

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Yippee..it's May!!!

Happy Mother's Day to everyone who loves and cares for the children

(wish I knew how to make those little hearts on the computer!!)

Maui County Product Enrichment Program 2011

(lots of great things to look forward to). I heard the amazing Seabury Hall annual Mother's Day fair was a huge success yesterday. I didn't make it up, but if you ever get a chance, it's a real happening.

M A Y E v e n t s

Please contact event organizers for more information, subject to change.

Maui Classical Music Festival
May 1, 2, 4 & 6
Kapalua, Makena & Hana
Maui’s premier chamber music festival celebrates 30 years with a concert lineup featuring works by Bach, Beethoven, Dvorak and other composers, performed by world class visiting musicians. On May 2 & 6, the Makena Beach Resort is offering attendees a buffet dinner special before the 7 pm performances at Keawalai Church.
Information and tickets: (808) 874-9372 or www.mauiclassicalmusicfestival.com

Wailuku First Friday
May 6, 6 - 9 pm
Market Street, Wailuku
Join the crowd at Wailuku’s monthly streetfest for live music, ono foods, a poetry slam, arts and crafts, and more!
Information: (808) 249-9710 or www.facebook.com/WailukuFirstFriday

11th Maui Matsuri
May 6, 6 - 9 pm Kickoff at Queen Kaahumanu Center, Kahului
May 13 & 14, UH Maui College Campus, Kahului
This Japanese cultural celebration includes a free family movie at 6:30 pm Friday, followed by Saturday’s 2 - 9 pm festival with live entertainment, obon dances, food and craft booths, cultural exhibits, keiki activities and contests.
Information: (808) 283-9999 or www.mauimatsuri.com

Hawaiian Music Series
May 12, 11 am - 12:30 pm
Baldwin Home Museum, Lahaina
Mika & Friends perform a free lunchtime concert on the shady Baldwin Home lawn facing Front Street.
Information: (808) 661-3262 or www.lahainarestoration.org

Olukai Ho‘olaule‘a Maui
May 14 & 15
Kanaha Beach Park, Kahului
Participate in the eight-mile Downwind Stand Up Paddle and OC1 Races. Celebrate Hawaiian culture with free sailing canoe rides, Hawaiian games, entertainment and a lu‘au; an event supported by Hawai‘ i Tourism Authority.
Information: www.olukai.com

Hala Weaing Workshop
May 14, 9 - 11 am & 12 - 2 pm
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, Kahului
Discover the cultural uses of hala while learning to weave a lau hala bracelet with Pohaku Kaho‘ohanohano. Information and registration: (808) 249-2798 or www.mnbg.org

Allusions of Space
May 15 - June 25
Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului
Schaefer Gallery’s new exhibition features recent works by Hawai‘i artists Dorothy Faison, Carl Jennings and Jennifer Owen inspired by nature, architecture, imaginal space and land use themes. Free admission.
Information: (808) 242-2787 or www.mauiarts.org

Maui OnStage ONO Series
May 16, 6:30 pm
Iao Theater, Wailuku
One Night Only presents a free reading of Neil Simon’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor inspired by his work as a 1950’s television comedy writer.
Information: (808) 244-8680 or www.mauionstage.com

Maui Community Band Concert
May 21, 5:30 pm
Baldwin Home Museum, Lahaina
Maui Invitational Music Festival presents a free classical concert with performances by the Maui Community Band, Maui Brass Ensemble, Maui Cello Quartet and guest harpist Tatyana Shapiro-Leiste.
Information: (808) 283-3576 or www.aecg.org