Maui Family Weekend Guide November 9-11

 Maui Family YMCA 242-9007

Date Night At The YMCA Childwatch
Nov 09
6:00pm – 9:00pm
2 years – 12 years (Two years old must be potty trained completely out of diapers)
Drop your kids off at the YMCA while you go on a date. We will be providing dinner, dessert, a drink, arts & crafts, and games.

Lahaina 2nd Friday on Front Street – Celebrating the Chinese Heritage Festival Presented by the Lahaina Restoration Foundation


Lahaina 2nd Friday November 9, 2018 5:00-9:00 PM

Celebrate the legacy of Chinese immigration to Maui with this exciting Chinese Heritage Festival! The festival honors Lahaina’s plantation-era Chinese heritage and Dr. Sun Yat-Sen who is remembered as the “Father of Modern China.” The event will also showcase a “Taste of China” with exciting treats from Chinatown!

Bowls for Keiki

Choose your own handmade ceramic bowl to take home. Fill your bowl with deliciously prepared superior quality salmon environmentally farmed in Kvaroy, a small island off the coast of central Norway. Enjoy an evening of live music, Taiko drumming and friends, all for a great cause.


Queen Ka’ahumanu Center

877-4325 •
275 E. Ka’ahumanu Ave., Kahului

11th Annual Maui ‘Ukulele Guild Exhibition
9:30am – 3:30pm
‘Ukulele enthusiasts are invited to this annual exhibition to support the preservation of the art of ‘ukulele.

The Maui ‘Ukulele Guild is a small group of Maui ‘ukulele enthusiasts that are committed to the education, promotion and preservation of ‘ukulele building and playing. For years they have shared their knowledge and experience with both each other and the community. An exceptional lineup of ‘ukulele entertainment including 808 Uke Jams, Hula Hui ‘O Kapuonahala, Kalama Intermediate School ‘Ukulele Band, Kamehameha ‘Ukulele Band, Maui ‘Ukulele Jazz Trio, Maui ‘Ukulele Pops Band, Pennies from Heaven and the South Maui Strummers. There will also be educational booths and ‘ukulele door prize giveaways. Maui’s own mistress of ceremonies, Kathy Collins, will bring her energy and love of ‘ukulele to the stage for this annual event. The public is invited to bring their own ‘ukulele. The guild is glad to provide helpful tips on ‘ukulele playing and preservation to maximum life and performance.

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and Hawaiian Islands; (808) 281-7073

LiFT – Linking Families and Teens
Saturday, November 10th, 2018
Teens (ages 13-19) and Parenting Adults
A FREE, 1-day program that brings teens and their parents together to strengthen bonds and build skills to talk about the tough stuff – like sexual health and relationships. FREE lunch, prizes, and GET PAID up
to* $80 for parents and $110 for teens.

Maui Thing 249-0215

Second Saturday Art
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Free Art Activities for Keiki.

NOAA Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary 879-2818

whale watch maui free adventures
726 S Kihei Rd, HIHWNMS Visitor Center, Kihei

Sanctuary Saturday
Last Saturday of every month • 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Learn about humpback whales and their habitat in Hawai’i. Enjoy picturesque views overlooking sanctuary waters, see ocean-themed displays and exhibits in our visitor center, engage in storytime and craft activities. All ages welcome.

Hui No Ke Ola Pono

A free community event this Saturday between 9am-4pm at UH Maui College

  • health screenings
  • dental services
  • keiki activities
  • entertainment
  • presentations
  • workshops
  • & more

Maui Ocean Center 270-7000

Story Time & Craft
Every Saturday – November, December, and January
Enjoy the perfect keiki activity at Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawaii! Join a marine naturalist for a weekly story time and craft session in the Hawaiians and the Sea exhibit. Complimentary with Aquarium admission. Appropriate for all ages.

Explore Station
Sundays and Tuesdays • 11:30am-2:30pm
November, December, and January
Dive deeper into the wonders of Hawaii’s marine world at Maui Ocean Center’s Explore Station! Join a marine naturalist to learn about sea jellies in November, coral reefs in December, and humpback whales in December. Complimentary with Aquarium admission. Appropriate for all ages.

Free Ukulele Lessons
Monday through Friday • 11am-1pm
Learn how to play one of Hawaii’s most iconic musical instruments with Jason Macapulay. Five guests per class, appropriate for ages 12 and up at the Retail Plaza. Schedule subject to change. Complimentary with Aquarium admission.

Ti Leaf Lei Demonstration
Fridays and Sundays – November, December, and January
Learn the art, history, and cultural significance of lei making with Cultural Practitioner Ko‘i. Includes hands-on demonstration and a free lei for each participant. Complimentary with Aquarium admission. Appropriate for all ages.

Ebb & Flow Arts 20th season opener, November 10

On Saturday, November 10, 2018, 7:30PM, Ebb & Flow Arts will present Icelandic guitarist, Ögmundur Thor Jóhannesson, at Makawao Union Church, 1445 Baldwin Ave. There will be a pre-concert discussion at 6:30pm. His concert features recent music from Iceland, as well as works by Astor Piazzolla, Toru Takenitsu, Thor Johannesson, and William Anderson.

He has been invited to perform at music festivals and concerts in Iceland, Brazil, USA,  Israel, Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Russia, Myanmar, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, England, France, Austria, Spain and Germany. He is artistic director of the Midnight Sun Guitar Festival in Reykjavik, Iceland and of Silk Road Music Festival in BaoJi, China. He is one of the co- founders of the Global Guitar Institute, as well as one of active core members of the Worldwide Guitar Connections team.

Ebb & Flow Arts celebrates twenty years of activity in Hawai’i, during season 2018-2019.  Our concert schedule is on our website*. It includes seven events on three islands. They feature forty-one works by twenty-three composers such as Elliott Carter, Maurice Ravel, John Cage, and Isang Yun. There will be fourteen Hawai’i premieres and five world premieres. Performers include veterans of our events such as pianist Adam Tendler (NYC), violinist Ignace Jang, (Honolulu) and performance artist Lee Walczuk (Big Island), as well as new talent such as guitarist Ogmunder (Thor) Johannessen (Iceland) and ‘cellist Sung Chan Chang (Honolulu).

29th Annual Day of Hope 10k Run & 5k Run/Walk

Join us for a beautiful day in south Maui at the 29th Annual Day of Hope 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk on November 10th. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Pacific Cancer Foundation, the children’s Kapi’olani Medical Center & American Cancer Society.

This scenic course takes participants through the rolling hills of Wailea and Makena and provides sweeping views of the neighboring Hawaiian Islands. Finishers are invited to celebrate their success with a continental breakfast on the gorgeous Ocean Front Lawn at the Four Seasons Resort.

Race starts at 6:30am for 10k and 6:45am for 5k on Saturday, November 10, 2018

You are encouraged to preregister ahead at until November 8th, 2018. After November 8th, registration must be done at Four Seasons Resort. If you have any questions or concerns please call us at 808 874 8000.

10K walk/run
Run along beautiful Wailea Alanui Drive. Prizes awarded to top placing runners!

5K walk/run
Take it easy in the 5k Walk/Fun Run.  Prizes awarded to top placing runners!

10k “Stroller Run”
Bring the kids and compete on our stroller friends course. Prizes awarded to top placing runner!

5k “Stroller Run”
Bring the kids and compete on our stroller friends course. Prizes awarded to top placing runner!

Keiki dash
A Run/Walk along Wailea Beach for children ages 3-12. The dash begins with an energizing warm up. Register in advance with Kids for All Seasons at 874.8000 x58.

Wigs for Kids
Join us this year by donating 10 inches of hair. All hair donations submitted to Wigs for Kids to help those who suffer hair loss due to cancer treatment.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui 442-7898

Open Enrollment for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui School-Based Mentoring Program

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui is located at Kahului Elementary, Wailuku Elementary, Princess Nahienaena Elementary, and Kamehameha Schools. Offering elementary school students the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a caring and responsible mentor (typically a high school student) in a supervised group setting for one hour after school. If you are interested in enrolling as a Little or Big please call (808)442-7898 or e-mail us at

Public Libraries


Kahului Library: Keiki Story Time

90 School St., Kahului

Nurture your child with the love of reading by attending a storytime session!
Saturdays, 10:30 am
Preschool age

Kihei Library: Teen Literature Group

35 Waimahaihai St., Kihei, HI

Discuss literature, share thoughts and opinions. For ages 12-19. Ongoing Event occurring on the 1st Friday of every month. Time: 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Cost: free. Call Kathleen at 875-6833 to register.

Surfing Goat Dairy 878-2870
3651 Omaopio Rd., Kula

Evening Chore Tour

Monday–Saturday • 3:15 – 4:15 PM
All age levels are appropriate

Assist in our evening chores. Learn to hand milk a goat, then help with the evening feedings and learn more about our award winning cheeses and how they are made. $12 for kids $15 for adult

Grand Dairy Tour

Saturdays at 9:00 AM
All age levels are appropriate

A two-hour hands-on visit and tasting experience you will love. Bring your family and friends! Be a goat herder for the day, even try to milk a goat. Includes a tasting of the many different varieties of our cheeses. $25 Reservations required.