Tuesday, May 1:
May Day is Lei Day Festival. A celebration for all ages with lei-making demonstrations, ukulele band, talk-story and more. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, 19-4074 Old Volcano Rd., Volcano Art Center. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For information call (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.
Saturday, April 28:
The Brother Cazimero Lei Day Concert. The Brothers Cazimero are consummate performers who have made their indelible imprint on the face of contemporary Hawaiian music and hula. Their talent, longevity and sales success have placed them in a league of their own. Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Castle Theater. 7:30 p.m. For tickets and information call (808) 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.
Saturday & Sunday, April 28 & 29:
Maui Stage Race. This is a 2 day 3 event cycling stage race. It starts with a 25K Time Trial on Saturday morning, then later in the day a Criterium. The following day, a Road Race rides through the hills of upcountry Maui. Participation in all 3 events is encouraged, but not required. Highest scoring riders will win cash prizes and awards. For registration and more information, visit www.mauistagerace.com.
Saturday & Sunday, April 28 & 29: A sanctioned, USATT, table tennis tournament will be take place at the Thelma Parker Gym in Waimea. Players are coming from all the Hawaiian Islands as well as the Mainland, including Alaska & Tennessee. Spectator admission is totally free. Contact Len Winkler for more info at 808-889-1099 or visit www.tabletennisandmore.com/2012bigislandopen.htm.
Saturday, April 28:
Relay for Life. American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life at Hanapepe Stadium, Come for an hour or stay the whole night. Honor survivors and raise funds to save lives. Sign up yourself or a team or simply donate at relayforlife.org/kauaihi. This is an incredible fund and friend raiser for Kauai’s American Cancer Society that is part concert, part dance-mania, and all about honoring those who have moved on from cancer and those that still survive the fight. Chip in by purchasing yummy baked goods, delicious dinners, fun items and educating yourself about prevention of all kinds of cancer. For information call (808) 246-0695.
Friday, April 27:
Artist opening and reception for metalsmith Diane Anderson and photographer Stephen Levine at the Maui Crafts Guild located at 69 Hana Highway in Paia. Enjoy free refreshments, live music and a chance to meet the artists to view/discuss their latest pieces. The event runs from 6:30pm to approximately 9:00pm. Call 579-9697 for more information.
Thursday, April 26:
Hawaiiana Music Series. Enjoy the sounds of Hawaii at the Baldwin Home Museum, corner of Dickenson & Front St. in Lahaina. Many of Hawaii’s favorite entertainers will be performing. Bring your lunch, mats, chairs, family and friends. This event is FREE! Baldwin House Museum, 120 Dickenson St., Lahaina. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For information call Lahaina Restoration Foundation at (808) 661-3262 or visit www.lahainarestoration.org.
Wednesday, April 25:
Spearfishing and the History of Kona. This informative presentation looks at the history of Kona through the eyes of all-around waterman, Sonny Tanabe, author, former Olympic swimmer and an avid and accomplished spear fisherman and freediver. West Hawaii Civic Center, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy., Kailua-Kona. 5:30 p.m. For information call (808) 323-3222 or visit www.konahistorical.org.
Wednesday & Thursday, April 25 & 26:
Jack Johnson Acoustic Tour with John Cruz & Paula Fuga. Jack Johnson, a folk rock singer-songwriter, surfer and musician from O‘ahu’s north shore, is best known for his work in the soft rock and alternative genres. Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Castle Theater, 7:30 p.m. For tickets and information call (808) 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.
Saturday, April 21:
Earth and Ocean Festival at Keauhou. A family/community based program featuring many booths, exhibits and fun activities that showcase environmental and recycling programs, coastal restoration, ocean literacy, energy conservation, cultural activities and more, plus live music and entertainment. Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort, 78-6740 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona. For information call (808) 329-1758 or visit www.kona-kohala.com.