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Helping Paws Visitor Volunteer Program

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Every Wednesday and Thursday:
Helping Paws Visitor Volunteer Program. Do you miss your pet when traveling? Visitors can offer a “helping paw” to homeless animals at the Maui Humane Society shelter, located in Pu`unene (central Maui), on Mokulele Hwy. between Kihei and Kahului. 1 to 3 p.m. Help with such activities as walking dogs, bathing puppies, brushing cats, or playing with puppies and kittens. Arrive by 1 p.m. and wear close-toed shoes and comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty. For Maui visitors only. Children age 10 to 17 are welcome when accompanied by a supervising adult for the duration. Advance reservations required. Register online at MauiHumanSociety.org, “Get Involved/Volunteer/HelpingPawsVisitorProgram”.

Aloha Fridays on the Porch

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Friday, November 28:
Aloha Fridays on the Porch. Tropical Agriculture farmer Kaipo AhChong will share his expert lei-making skills with VAC visitors. As a member of Halau Na Kamalei, his unique experience marries the science of agriculture with Hawaiian lei and hula traditions. Event is free. Park fee may apply. Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For information call (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

Wailea Village Mochi Pounding

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Saturday, December 28: 
Wailea Village Mochi Pounding. Celebrate making traditional rice cakes the “old-fashioned” way.  Everyone takes their turn at pounding the glutinous sticky rice for good luck. Fire building starts at 6 a.m. to steam the rice. Hearty local style lunch for $5. New Years crafts & calligraphy & floral arrangements, plantation stories, Okinawan taiko drumming, Hawaiian entertainment & more.  For information call (808) 963-6422 or visit www.akikosbnb.com.  Akiko’s Buddhist Bed & Breakfast, 29-2091 Old Mamalahoa Hwy., Hakalau.  8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Birdie’s Sunday afternoon Jazz Jam Sessions

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Sunday Afternoons, August 11 & 25: 
Birdie’s Sunday afternoon Jazz Jam Sessions. Kauai’s top jazz players are featured at this beautiful setting. Food and beverages are available, no cover, all ages are welcome.  3-6 p.m., at Birdie’s Cafe at the Kukuiolono Golf Course in Kalaheo. For information call (808) 635-6477.

Atamira Dance Company

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Thursday, July 18: 
Atamira Dance Company.  From Aotearoa/New Zealand: the leading creators of Maori contemporary dance theater, with works that embody the essence of their unique landscape and cultural identity. Atamira’s choreographers, dancers and designers reflect a diverse cross-section of voices from both urban and rural backgrounds, telling the stories of Maori people through compelling artistic expression.  Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Castle Theater, 7:30 p.m.  For tickets and information call (808) 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.

Kokua Kailua Hulihe`e Palace Concert Series & Village Stroll

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Sunday, June 9: 
Kokua Kailua Hulihe`e Palace Concert Series & Village Stroll.  One Sunday each month from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Ali`i Drive along scenic Kailua Bay in Kailua-Kona becomes a festive pedestrian-only walkway. Enjoy music, artists, merchants and restaurants. At 4 p.m., there is a free Hawaiian music concert on the lawn at Hulihe`e Palace. Bring your own mat or chair and they will be checked for free while you stroll Ali`i Drive, Kailua Village (Kona).  For information visit www.KVBID.org.

Discover and Experience Waimea

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Every Monday: 
Discover and Experience Waimea.  For visitors and residents of all ages interested in information on landmarks, history, culture, family history, genealogy of places and people. 9:30 a.m. to 5p.m. Waimea Historic Tours, Lei Making.  West Kaua`i Tech & Visitor Center, 9565 Kaumuali`i Hwy, Waimea.  Free (donations accepted).  For information call (808) 338-1332.

Puna Music Festival

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Sunday – Saturday, May 5 – 11: 
Puna Music Festival.  A week-long celebration of music featuring more than 40 performances, classes, workshops and activities, highlighting the cultural traditions and innovative creativity that surge along the Puna Coast.  With a spotlight on both contemporary Hawaiian performers and fresh local talent, audiences can enjoy a well-rounded glimpse into modern Hawaiian music and artistry.  An exciting array of workshops, classes, and special events, offering learning opportunities for all ages and levels of experience.  For information and event schedule and locations, call (808)965-7828 or visit www.punamusicfestival.com.

100th Year Anniversary Celebration of the Kilauea Lighthouse

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May 1 – 5: 
100th Year Anniversary Celebration of the Kilauea Lighthouse. Five days of festivities including the official opening ceremony on May 1, with a Hawaiian rededication of Kilauea Lighthouse and daily guided tours of the lighthouse. Special activities and a lighthouse exhibit will occur throughout the week with a free admission day on Saturday May 4, when the light will be turned on at 6:30 p.m. May 5 there will be a parade through Kilauea town ending at Kilauea Park, which includes a concert, food, game booths, water slides, hula halau and more. For information call (808) 828-0384 or visit www.kilaueapoint.org.

Kokua Kailua Hulihe`e Palace Concert Series & Village Stroll

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Sunday, March 17:
Kokua Kailua Hulihe`e Palace Concert Series & Village Stroll.  One Sunday each month from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Ali`i Drive along scenic Kailua Bay in Kailua-Kona becomes a festive pedestrian-only walkway. Enjoy music, artists, merchants and restaurants. At 4 p.m., there is a free Hawaiian music concert on the lawn at Hulihe`e Palace. Bring your own mat or chair and they will be checked for free while you stroll Ali`i Drive, Kailua Village (Kona).  For information visit www.kvbid.org.