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