Akakū hosts three 10-week Salon Seasons in Spring, Summer, and Fall during which speakers are scheduled every Thursday evening from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm. Many of the Salons include film segments or slide presentations that are recorded for broadcast later to air on Akakū TV’s Channel 55, Sunday at 8:00 pm.

Admission is free, however, we have limited seating so if you would like to reserve a seat, please RSVP with the links below or call 808-871-5554.

If you have an idea for a Salon topic or wish to suggest a public speaker whom you think would be a good presenter, feel free to contact Jena Miller at 808-871-5554 ext. 232.

Click on the links below to RSVP for the upcoming Fall Salon Series:

Sept. 19th: MEO’s AmeriCorps Environmental Protection Program - Save the Forest and Earn as you Learn with Cliff Caesar Maui Economic Opportunity/ AmeriCorps

Sept. 26th: How to Turn Girls & Boys into Ladies & Gentlemen  with Dawn Jackman, Island Director of the Island Ladies, Island Gents Program

Oct. 10th: Fire Prevention Week Theme: Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan & Practice Your Escape with Capt. Paul Haake, Maui County Fire Prevention Dept.

Oct. 17th: You have the Right to be Loved ~ Women Helping Women with Kili Kaninau & Sanoe Kaaihue, Women Helping Women


Oct. 24th: The History and Art of Hula Implement Making with Kapono & Kanoe Kamaunu Na Kani O Hula

Nov. 7th: Homeschooling, It’s Easier Than You Think with Gail Nagasako

Nov. 14th: What’s the “Real” in Real Estate? Buyers, Sellers, and Agents... What you Need to Know. Gina Duncan Principal Broker/Owner of Fine Island Properties

Nov. 21st: Living Well with Type 1 Diabetes ~ Real People with Type 1 Diabetes and the Families Who Support Them Every Day. Lucia Maya, Luminous Adventures

Akakū Upstairs: You Have the Right to Be Loved – Women Helping Women -10/17/19

Akaku Upstairs Fall Salon Series is Sponsored by: Kili Kaninau & Sanoe Kaaihue will present important information on domestic violence, teen dating violence, and healthy relationships for the organization, Women Helping Women, at Akakū Upstairs on Thursday, October 17, 2019. The goal for this presentation is to give a better understanding of the dynamics of…

Akakū Upstairs: Fire Prevention Week – Not Every Hero Wears a Cape – 10/10/19

Akaku Upstairs Fall Salon Series is Sponsored by: Captain Paul Haake of the Department of Fire & Public Safety – Fire Prevention Bureau will present fire safety information at Akakū Upstairs on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Capt. Haake will provide information to help reduce the risk of a fire…

Akakū Upstairs: How to Turn Girls & Boys into Ladies and Gents – 9/26/19

Akaku Upstairs Fall Salon Series is Sponsored by: Dawn Jackman is the Director of the Island Ladies, Island Gents Program. She will be presenting this program at Akakū Upstairs on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. Island Ladies, Island Gents is part of the Gentlemen By Choice Community Development Corporation’s Youth…

Akakū Upstairs: AmeriCorps Environmental Protection Program at MEO – 9/19/19

Akaku Upstairs Fall Salon Series is Sponsored by: Cliff Caesar will present MEO’s AmeriCorps Environmental Program – Save the Forest & Earn as You Learn at Akakū Upstairs on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, from 6 pm – 7:30 pm.   He will give an overview of the AmeriCorps program and all it has to offer.…

Akakū Upstairs: Living with Comfort, Independence and Dignity – 9/12/19

Akaku Upstairs Fall Salon Series is Sponsored by:   Living with comfort, independence and dignity will be the topic of discussion on Thursday, Sept. 12th at 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. The presentation will be given by staff members of Bayada Home Health Care; Eliza Lipp, Melissa Goueytes, Kyle Herzog, and Gabe Givnish. Whether we…

Akakū Upstairs presents: Portuguese Strong! Keeping the Legacy Alive

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Sandi Guadagni, President of the Maui Portuguese Cultural Club, and Audrey Rocha Reed, a charter member of the Portuguese Association of Maui, will share some enlightening history about the Portuguese migration to Hawaii which began in the 1870s. They’ll talk about the importance of racial interdependence in island society and the integral role that the Portuguese have played in building the island’s sugar industry, as well as their many contributions to local religion, culture, music, and cuisine.

Akakū Upstairs – Harvesting Hawaiian History – Kihei’s Ancient Kō’ie‘ie Fishpond

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This presentation will be led by Kimokeo Kapahulehua, a respected Hawaiian cultural practitioner, teacher, and founder of Kimokeo Foundation along Vene Chun.

Why, Why Wailuku? – City Center Redevelopment

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The county civic center and downtown region of Wailuku town have been on a slow decline for decades as business development moved to Kahului and other areas of the island. Now, funding has been set aside to make improvements to the area surrounding the courthouse and county offices.

Pūnana Leo O Maui Hawaiian Immersion Preschool

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Akakū welcomes Hawaiian Immersion Preschool Director Kili Namau’u of Pūnana Leo O Maui in Wailuku. She will share her impressions of the impact that early education in the Hawaiian language can have on families and communities

Kaho’olawe – Sacred Island, Sacred Trust – An Update by Michael Naho’opi’i, KIRC

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Kaho’olawe Island Reserve Commission (KIRC) Executive Director, Mike Naho’opi’i will give an update on the commission’s ambitious plans for a new Education and Operations Center in Kihei