Saturday, June 1, 2013

June Calendar of Events

Late afternoon sand sculpture on Maui's South Shore, yesterday.
It kind of conveys the hazy mellowness of summer on Maui. 

Updated 6/20/13: The Hawaiian Sailing Canoe, the Hokule'a is on Maui at Ma'alaea Harbor until 6/26. Then it goes to Laha'ina until early July. Canoe tours are open to the public from 9am - 12 noon and from 1 pm to 5 pm until 6/26 at Ma'alaea. 

Updated again 6/22/13.

This is a very informal list of events and opportunities that may be updated as I get to it. Often they are events that I might want to go to, or events that I think are worth sharing, or I don't want to plan something on a day there is a major event. There is some bias towards gardening, upcountry activities, low-cost or free events.  Other good places to get local info on events: Meet Up, Flyers UpCalendar MauiMaui Time, A Maui Blog, EveryDay Maui. The Thursday Maui News has a weekend event calendar in their newspaper.

Throughout June and July: Japanese Bon Dances or obon festivals - Calendar Maui and Maui Time often have good listings. They take place all over the island at different Japanese missions/temples. Oh, I just found a good obon schedule on EveryDay Maui.

Through July 5th: Hui No'eau Art Center: Student & Faculty Salon.  I usually enjoy going to their exhibits and have gone in the past. Monday - Saturday, 10 - 4pm. Makawao.

5/31 - 6/2 - Wa'a Kiakahi. Hawaiian Canoe Sailing event, free. Watch the races, get a chance to ride for 15 minutes on a sailing canoe and talk story. Ka'anapali.

6/1- Fruit Tree Orchard Design and Care. Two very experienced farmers are running this all-day workshop in Haiku. They may have another gardening workshop in the fall.

6/1 - Pi'iholo Zipline Kama'aina Day. Special $50 rate for adults, must be a resident of Hawaii. Here's my Z for Zipline post which talks about the several ziplines on Maui. 

6/1-6/2 Hands on Beekeeping Class with Maui Bees. 3 hours each day. Basics to manage a hive of bees on Maui. Kula.

6/3 - Ecovillages on Maui: Fantasy or Possible Future? Upcountry Sustainability presents Jashana Kippert who will talk about possibilities for ecovillages (intentional communities) on Maui. 7 pm. Pukalani.

6/6 - 6/9 - Kapalua Wine and Food Festival. Kapalua.

6/7 - Hawaiian Taro Sale. More than 50 varieties of dryland and wetland taro will be available on Friday at Maui Nui Botanical Garden, 9 am to 4 pm, while supplies last.

6/7 - Wailuku First Friday Town Party.

6/8 - Hana Supper Club, Second Supper - A new pop-up monthly dinner series in beautiful Hana, Maui. Intrigued. Reservations required. Sounds like Kupu Maui but in East Maui.

6/8 -6/9 Upcountry Fair Maui. 4H events, pie eating contest, local music, farm stuff.

6/9 - Huliau Environmental Film Festival. One night only, but there may be a second showing of environmental short films by talented Maui students. 

6/10 - ONO (One Night Only). Maui Onstage present a reading of "First Love." ONO is usually the second Monday of the month. 

6/10 - NEW DATE! Building a Community Food Forest: How we did it on Kauai, How we can do it on Maui. Presentation by Paul Massey, Director of Regenerations Botanical Garden in Kilauea. 6 pm. Kahului, UH - Maui Campus.

6/12 - 6/16 -  Maui Film Festival held in Wailea and the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Big event.

6/14 - Lahaina Second Friday Town Party.

6/15 - 6/16  Kupu Maui Pop Up Feast, two separate events in different locations. Reservations through the website two weeks prior to the event.

6/15 - Na Pauhana Pa'u Parade and Ho'olaulea in Lahaina to honor Senators Akaka and Inouye. Lahaina. 9 - 5 pm

Photo courtesy of @sfdhawaii

6/15 - Soulyx Band Monthly Event. I don't often put music events here, but friends are doing this and I keep getting invited : )

6/16 - 6/26 - The Hawaiian Sailing Canoe, the Hokule'a, is at Ma'alaea Harbor. See the update at the very top. 

6/19 - Eco-Village Working Group meeting at Upcountry Sustainability. 7 pm. Pukalani.

6/19 - Maui SMUG (Social Media Users Group). For this month only, they are meeting on the 3rd Wednesday, from 4-6 pm in Kihei. Usually it's the 4th week of the month. Allot extra time if you want to go to a restaurant to hang out and talk story after the meeting. I wrote about going to a SMUG meeting for the first time

6/21 Art = Mixx Runway Event at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Wailuku. Free for 21 and older. They have done some amazing events. I have blogged about their Black + White event.

6/21 - Makawao Third Friday Town Party

6/21 - Full Moon Labyrinth Walk, Sacred Garden of Maliko, Makawao. 

6/22 - Down to Earth Grand Reopening, Kahului. Sale on 100+ items, plus live music by Paula Fuga, health lectures and cooking demos

6/22 - Hali'imaile Community Garden Open House & Potluck Party. 2 - 4pm. Hali'imaile.

6/22 - Ham Radio Field Day at Ho'okipa Bluff, near Pa'ia. The public is welcome to learn about the mobile ham radio station. Read more about the Ho'okipa radio field day from last year.  

6/23 Slack Key Guitar Festival. Free. Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Popular family event.

6/25 - Maui Farmers Union Potluck and Meeting - Haiku. 100+ people, with great speakers. Free.

6/27 - Art of Cooking with Essential Oils. 2 hour class to be held in Wailuku. 6-8 pm. Gluten free, organic and vegan dishes.$25. Contact Deborah Maghen for more info.

6/29 - Cycle to the Sun - The race for crazy cyclists from Paia to Haleakala Summit. Insane. Serious cyclists will have shaved legs, really.

6/30 - Ulupalakua Sunday Drive, Ulupalakua Ranch and the winery, 11 am - 4 pm. Live music, wine tasting and talks/walks about the area's culture.

6/28 - Kihei Fourth Friday Town Party


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