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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:

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: Living Well with Type 1 Diabetes and the Families Who Support Them 11/21/19

Living Well with Type 1 Diabetes and the Families Who Support Them 11/21/19 Lucia Maya was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 12. She’s been living with T1D for 43 years and is very healthy. Life gets easier with the latest technology helping her take the best care with the use of an insulin…

Akakū Upstairs: What’s the “Real” in Real Estate – Gina Duncan 11/14/19

What’s the “Real” in Real Estate? Buyers, Sellers, and Agents – What You Need to Know! 11/14/19 Gina Duncan is the current President Realtors Association of Maui 2019. She will share the straight talk on the Maui Real Estate Market. Her aim is to provide a basic understanding of the real estate market and real…

Akakū Upstairs: Homeschooling, It’s Easier Than You Think with Gail Nagasako 11/7/19

Gail Nagasako shares the essentials of why over a million families have chosen to homeschool and how they go about it. Drawing from over twenty years of experience as a homeschool support group leader, counselor and the mother of a now-grown homeschooled son, Ms. Nagasako shows you homeschooling is easier than you think. You can…

Akakū Upstairs: The History and Art of Hula Implement Making

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Kapono and Kanoenani Kamaunu, owners of Na Kani O Hula, LLC and Halau Manaiakalani will be discussing the art & history of hula implement making at Akaku Upstairs

Akakū Upstairs: You Have the Right to Be Loved – Women Helping Women

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Kili Kaninau & Sanoe Kaaihue will present information on domestic violence, teen dating violence, and healthy relationships for the organization Women Helping Women

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

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Captain Paul Haake of the Dept. of Fire & Safety will provide fire safety information to help reduce the risk of a fire occurring in the home. Learn what preparation is needed to evacuate the house safely.

Akakū Upstairs: How to Turn Girls & Boys into Ladies and Gents

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Dawn Jackman is the Director of the Island Ladies, Island Gents Program. She will be presenting this program

Akakū Upstairs: AmeriCorps Environmental Protection Program at MEO

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Cliff Caesar will present MEO’s AmeriCorps Environmental Program - Save the Forest & Earn as You Learn at Akakū Upstairs

Akakū Upstairs: Living with Comfort, Independence and Dignity

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Whether we are dealing with our elders facing the challenges of aging, family members recovering from injury, or children with special needs, providing comfort and care in the home can present us with a variety of challenges, both practical and emotional.

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.