Photo Courtesy of Maui Taiko

Take a Taiko Workshop

Taiko performances wake up the energy at any Maui event and if you’ve ever wished you could grab those drumsticks, now is your chance. New April and May taiko workshops will be held on Sundays in Kahului between noon to 1 pm and 1 pm to 2 pm. Call 808-283-9999 or email [email protected] for more info. Adults, children over 8 years old, and families are all welcome to join in. Four one-hour workshops are $20 for students and $32 for adults. Only twenty slots are available. This workshop series is a County of Maui Community Class.

Watch animated film shorts and talk story

Join Small Town, Big Art on Friday, April 1, 2022, for the unveiling of a collection of 6 animated shorts by Richard O’Connor inspired by the Talk Story project. In tandem with this film collection premiere will be a presentation by Ball State University entitled Small Town, Big Stories

Public Art Inspired by Wailuku Storytellers (April 2022)
by Ace & Son Moving Picture Company, directed by Richard O’Connor
A collection of 6 animated interpretations from our Talk Story series
Inspired by ʻōlelo noʻeau #327: E lauhoe mai na waʻa; i ke kā, i ka hoe; i ka hoe, i ke kā; pae aku i ka `āina. (Everybody paddle the canoes together; bail and paddle, paddle and bail, and the shore is reached. Pitch in with a will, everybody, and the work is quickly done.)

  • Friday, April 1, 2022 from 4-5:30 pm
  • ʻĪao Theater, 68 N Market St, Wailuku
  • RSVP here with the number in your party
  • Free

Celebrate National Poetry Month

“Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before.”- Audre Lorde

Poetry can motivate us to find beauty, hope, and power, no matter what we encounter. This April, Hawaii State Public Library System challenges you to read and log at least 600 minutes, and complete any two (2) of the activities listed in the activities badges. These activities will encourage you to read, watch, and listen to poets’ work. Find and log the activities completed by going to “Log” and selecting “Activity“. Open the badge to see the list and check off the activity you completed. Three lucky participants will win a $25 gift certificate via a lucky prize drawing, courtesy of the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i. Entries are earned for every 60 minutes read, with a maximum of 10 entries (600 minutes). The more you read, the more chances you have to win!

  • Sign-up or log in at or use the Beanstack App on your mobile device. Once you have joined, simply use Beanstack to log reading minutes, and participate in activities and challenges.

Photo Courtesy of Hui No Ke Ola Pono

Get your teen’s teeth screened

Take advantage of free health screenings for your teen today. Hui No Ke Ola Pono presents Niho Ola, ʻŌpio Ola Healthy Teeth, Healthy Teens Friday, April 1, 2022, 5-7 pm Boys and Girls Clubs  100 Kanaloa Avenue, Kahului. Dental screenings and referrals, health screenings, lomi lomi, stress management exercises, posture exercises Nutritional counseling Cultural activities Light meal will be provided + Prize giveaways

  • Friday, April 1, 2022, from 5-7 pm
  • Boys and Girls Clubs, 100 Kanaloa Avenue, Kahului
  • Free

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