TODAY, JUNE 26
POKER WITH THE PROS AT THE GRAND WAILEA
Be dealt into a fun poker game with NBA, NFL and other sports greats from 6 to 10 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of Grand Wailea Resort and savor an exotic Moroccan buffet by Executive Chef Eric Faivre. All proceeds will benefit Maui youth basketball programs. Cost is $100 per person. For tickets, stop by the concierge desk or go online to www.basketballmaui.com.
Thursday – Poker with Pros
Player Anthony Tolliver of NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats with a keiki fan Basketball Maui Photo
Free family picnic in Wahee – Saturday
Scott Fischer of Hawaiian Island Land Trust with a group of hikers. HILT Photo
Kalisi performs – Fourth Friday
Kalisi will perform at Kihei Friday town party, photo courtesy promoter
FREE EVENT AT ANANDA SANCTUARY IN HUELO
This Maui Wellness Center in Huelo offers free events, such as Magic Movie Night, to build commUNITY. Bring your best "omm" to Meditation Night this evening from 6 to 8:30 and there will be a potluck and a fire circle afterward, if weather permits. For more details, visit www.mauiwellnesscenter.org.
FRIDAY, JUNE 27
KIHEI TOWN PARTY TO KICK OFF SUMMER FUN
Get ready to kick off summer at the Azeka Shopping Center Mauka from 6 to 9 p.m. Listen to Lia LiVE, Kalisi and Friends and I Want Candy. The emcee is Chino LaForge. Enjoy food, arts, crafts, and plenty of great shopping deals. Highlights are the popular Keiki/Youth Zone, games, activities, face painting, a Bouncy Castle and more.
Vendors range from Tikiz Shave Ice to Vietnamese Cuisine. Visit www.mauifridays.com.
SATURDAY, JUNE 28
MAUI GOSPEL CHOIR TO BELT IT OUT IN WAIKAPU
Come to a benefit luncheon for Maui Farm from noon to 2 p.m. in the Mill House at Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu and hear Maui Gospel Community Choir sing songs of joy and love. Dig into healthful Southern soul food. $30 in advance; $35 at the door; and $55 per couple. Call 298-9022.
FREE FAMILY PICNIC AT WAIHEE COASTAL DUNES
Hawaiian Islands Land Trust will present a free family picnic at Waihee Coastal Dunes and Wetlands Refuge from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy music by Ron Kuala'au and free Hawaiian food and and beverages. Talk story with experts and watch plein air artists at work. Take guided tours at 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Call 244-5263 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
WALK IN THE RELAY FOR LIFE AT WAR MEMORIAL
The signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society will run from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. at War Memorial Soccer Field in Wailuku.
MAUI ROLLER GIRLS TO OPEN VIP DERBY SEATS
Want to upgrade the next time you watch the Maui Roller Girls? Then come to Central Maui Boys and Girls Club at 4 p.m. and buy VIP lounge tickets for $15 that feature reserved seats under the tent, prime viewing, hot dog and soda or water for each ticket holder and team photo ops. Or buy general admission for $5. Students and military get in free.
HEALTH FAIR IS FREE AT THE CAMERON CENTER
Hui No Ke Ola Pono, which runs Simply Healthy restaurant under Maui's Native Hawaiian Health Care System, will put on a free Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the J. Walter Cameron Center in Wailuku. Enjoy free entertainment and free lunch with screenings.
4TH ANNUAL NIGHT OF SHOOTING STARS GAME
Last year, more than 2,400 basketball fans packed Lahaina Civic Center to watch celebrity and professional players go head to head. Entertainment by Hawaii All Star Cheerleaders; and Maui's "Burn'n Love" show. Fill up on ono grinds by local vendors, get autographs after the game, and win prizes. Tip off is at 5 p.m.; doors open at 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 presale and $30 at the door. Courtside VIP seating packages start at $150. Proceeds benefit Maui's youth. For tickets, go online to www.basketballmaui.com.
SUNDAY, JUNE 29
SEABURY HALL'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Two events will be held today in celebration of the legendary Upcountry school. The first is a 5-K Fun Run around campus. Cost is $15, which includes bag and hat. The Pulehu Picnic will follow from noon to 3 p.m. on Seabury's Cooper House Lawn with barbecue lunch and no-host beer garden, live music, crafts and games for kids. Cost is $25 - and free for those 12 and younger.
THURSDAY, JULY 3
59TH ANNUAL MAKAWAO RODEO AT OSKIE RICE
Kick up your boots and tip your hat in the heart of paniolo country at this calf-roping, bull riding and barrel-racing event. Qualifying runs start at 9 a.m. July 3 and 4; and at 1 p.m. on July 5 and 6. Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students and $5 for kids. Free shuttle to Makawao town on Saturday. Call 357-3524.
FRIDAY, JULY 4
4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS OFF OF CAMPBELL PARK
A pyrotechnic display will light the night sky over Lahaina at 8 p.m. Stroll the historic town and enjoy restaurants and shops, listen to a free concert in front of the library starting at 5 p.m.
SATURDAY, JULY 5
THE MAKAWAO PARADE CELEBRATES PANIOLO
The colorful Hawaiian-style Wild West Parade with classic cars, pa'u riders, music and floats runs from 9 to 11 a.m. Park at Oskie Rice Arena and take free shuttle into town. For more details, call 572-9565.