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Learn about Haleakala National Park’s history at Second Friday

By Staff | Mar 7, 2013

The public is invited to help Maui Jam celebrate their one-year anniversary at Concert in the Park.

LAHAINA – Catch a free concert, learn about the history of Haleakala National Park, compete in a chicken wing-eating contest and donate to the Maui Food Bank at Lahaina Second Friday on March 8 from 6 to 9 p.m.

The town party will feature live music, history, culture, Lahaina’s famous Art Night on Front Street and restaurants featuring Second Friday specials.

An opening blessing will be led by the cast of ‘Ulalena Maui at 6 p.m. at the sea wall across from Hard Rock Cafe.

Fleetwood’s on Front St. will kick off the evening at 5 p.m. with dollar oysters, followed by a Hawaiian story and bagpiper presentation at 6 p.m. and rooftop entertainment from 7 to 9 p.m.

In addition, the Pioneer Inn will have live Hawaiian entertainment from 6 to 9 p.m., Kimo’s will have Willie K playing from 9 to 11 p.m. (pick up your stamped Hula Pie card at the Lahaina Visitor Center for free admission), Moose McGillycuddy’s Lahaina will host live entertainment from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m., Longhi’s will feature live jazz from 7 to 10 p.m., Evan Shulman will play at Hard Rock Cafe from 6 to 9 p.m., Uncle Lui Williams will perform on The Wharf Cinema Center’s stage from 5 to 7 p.m., Captain Jack’s Island Grill will feature live music from 8 to 10:30 p.m., and Johnny Ringo will play at Cool Cat Caf from 7:30 to 10 p.m.

Presented by LahainaTown Action Committee in Campbell Park across from the Pioneer Inn, enjoy live Hawaiian music with Maui Jam – Al Nip, Lance Tokushima, Geri Valdriz and Michael Feegrade, with the hula stylings of Kathy Tokushima and Dale Gushiken-Nip – at Concert in the Park from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Campbell Park will come alive with local grinds, baked goods and desserts sold by community groups from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Bring a nonperishable food item to donate to the Maui Food Bank.

The Campbell Park Wing Eating Contest sponsored by Captain Jack’s Island Grill is set for 7:10 p.m. Sign up at the scrip booth. For information on Concert in the Park, call LahainaTown Action Committee at 667-9175.

Explore Lahaina’s unique history with Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s “Ha`ina Hou! (Let the Story be Told!)” at the Baldwin Home Museum lawn from 7:30 to 8 p.m. The museum is located on the corner of Front and Dickenson streets.

This month, Maui author Jill Engledow will talk about “The Park in Our Backyard,” a short history of Haleakala National Park and the events that led to its establishment. The talk will include a PowerPoint presentation of vintage photos from Engledow’s book, “Haleakala: A History of the Maui Mountain.” Engledow will also sign copies of the book at the event.

LRF’s popular candlelit tour of the Baldwin Home Museum will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The $7 tour fee includes admission to the Wo Hing Museum at 858 Front St. Children 12 and under (accompanied by a paying adult) are free. Call 661-3262 or visit www.lahainarestoration.com.

As the sun sets and “pau hana” begins, what better way to start the weekend than to shop the world-renowned art galleries, meet artists, talk story and share in some complimentary pupus and wine from 6 to 9 p.m.?

For up-to-date details on Maui Friday Town Parties, go to www.MauiFridays.com.