WAILUKU - The African Americans Association on Maui will celebrate Kwanzaa on Friday, Dec. 27, at Iao Parkside Recreation Center at 6 p.m.
Activities will include building the Kwanzaa table and explaining the history of this cultural holiday.
Lahaina Galleries will close the year’s “Art Nights” with a songfest featuring Summer Macedo, a Sacred Hearts School eighth-grader, and Shawn McLaughlin, her voice coach and longtime West Maui acoustic guitarist and landscaping architect, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 27 at 828 Front St. An accomplished competitive surfer, Summer is the daughter of Ronaldo, featured artist at the gallery in December, and Jennifer Macedo. Summer will sing, and her father will greet and talk story about his art with gallery visitors. A Brazilian-born Impressionist artist, Ronaldo has been represented by Lahaina Galleries since 1994. He paints scenes of island life and pristine landscapes, and as a plein air painter, he is a key player in the annual Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational.
Bring a potluck dish and nonperishable canned good for the Maui Food Bank. Call (808) 280-1394.
Christmas tree recycling available
WAILUKU -The county Recycling Section requests that all Christmas trees be taken to composting facilities.
In West Maui, trees can be taken to the Olowalu Convenience Center Mondays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. starting Dec. 26.
Since the trees will be processed into compost, all decorations should be removed, including tinsel and other materials. Trees cannot be taken to community centers, recycling centers or dumped in parking lots. Call 270-7880.
Have a brew for the birds
KAHANA - A Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project Benefit Night will be held at Maui Brewing Company in Kahana Gateway Center on Friday, Dec. 27, from 6 to 10 p.m.
Half the pub profits from house beers sold will go toward protecting native birds. Call Laura at 573-0280 or go to www.mauiforestbirds.org.