Datebook/COVID-19 Schedule Changes (2022)

The Maui News has compiled a list of countywide cancellations, closures and postponements due to coronavirus. This story is updated daily as information is released.

Datebook Listings

Saturday27

• Kahului Lions Club, Pacific Whale Foundation project; 4 p.m. Hoaloha Beach Park cleanup. Call (808) 873-0605 or (808) 633-4109.

• Lahaina Arts Society, art festival; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends, Lahaina Cannery Mall, outside Starbucks on the lawn. Visit lahainaarts.com.

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Sunday28

• Paia Mantokuji, online auction fundraiser; Visitwww.32auctions.com/mantokuji.

• Hale Kau Kau, needs volunteers to help with their feeding program. St. Theresa Church, 25 W Lipoa St, Kihei. Visit Halekaukau.org or call (808) 875-8754.

• Old Lahaina Courthouse, open daily from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 648 Wharf St., Lahaina. Lahaina Heritage Museum, Lahaina Visitor Center, Lahaina Art Society’s gallery. Admission is free.

• Maui Humane Society, open daily, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit mauihumanesociety.org; call (808) 877-3680 ext. 3. Animal enforcement, (808) 877-3680 ext. 222.

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Monday29

• Maui AIDS Foundation, in partnership with Ma’i Movement Hawai’i to provide and distribute free menstrual products; 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mon.-Fri., 1935 Main St. #101, Wailuku. Donations accepted. For information, visit MaiMovement.org.

• Habitat for Humanity Maui ReStore, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mon-Sat. Email info@habitat-maui.org; visit habitat-maui.org. For donations, call (808) 242-1140.

• Maui AIDS Foundation, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mon.-Fri., 1935 Main St. #101, Wailuku. Free testing for HIV, hepatitis C, syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea by appt., (808) 242-4900.

• Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Mon.-Thurs. 3957 Hansen Road, Puunene. Call (808) 871-8058.

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• Lunchtime Tai Chi, noon-12:30 p.m., Mon. & Thurs. plaza in front of State Building, Wailuku. Contact (808) 250-3698 or dakinedragon@gmail.com.

• Rotary Club of Kahului, meeting via Zoom; noon to 1 p.m. Contact President Della Nakamoto, (808) 264-1213 or dnakamoto@atlasinsurance.com.

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Tuesday30

• Parkinson movement & exercise sessions, Tues. & Thurs. 10-11 a.m., Hale Mahaolu, Kahului. Contact risapascal@gmail.com. or (808) 281-1224.

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Friday2

• Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA), 12-step recovery program via Zoom; 5:30-6:30 p.m. Email FridayNightCoda@gmail.com.

• How to get a listing: The Datebook is for nonprofit organizations that offer free services. Submit items at least one week before the event. Submissions may be emailed to datebook@mauinews.com.

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2022 Maui Bon Dance Schedule

• Aug. 27: Kula Shofukuji Mission, 5 p.m. service, 7 p.m dance. Contact Lahaina Shingon Mission for more information at (808) 661-0466 or mail@lahainashingon.org.

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COVID-19 Schedule

Public Facilities

n The Kalana O Maui county building in Wailuku has reopened to the public, although the County Council Chamber and council member offices will remain closed. Public access is through the second-floor lobby during normal business hours from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays.

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n Most county fields and parks reopen. More than 119 inland and beach parks currently are open for exercise and sunbathing, including Kanaha Beach Park. County community centers and gyms remain closed.

n All county pools reopen with the exception of Kokua Pool. Reservations required, limited activities.

n Most county offices still closed until further notice. DMVL open for limited service.

n Hana Highway to Hana and Piilani Highway around the backside of Haleakala through Kaupo open to all traffic.

n Kahekili Highway from Waihee to Kahakuloa open to local traffic only.

• Maui County Immigrant Services Division offices on Maui, Molokai and Lanai suspending walk-in services and inquiries. All services provided by appointment only. In-person contact replaced by telephone appointments and emails for general information, questions or status requests. To schedule an appointment, call 270-7791, Wailuku; (808) 553-5072, Molokai; (808) 565-6679.

• All state parks closed, except for Makena State Park (bathrooms and parking lot closed) and Polipoli Spring State Recreational Area and Palaau State Park on Molokai for day use.

n State Department of Land and Natural Resources division office closures to in-person visits include the divisions of Conservation and Resources Enforcement; Forestry and Wildlife; Land; Parks. The Division of Boating and Recreation offices statewide reopen with social distancing rules.

n State public libraries now have Wiki Visits which allows a limited number of patrons into the library for quick grab-and-go trips to select books and materials and for computer time at the library. For updates on library services, see librarieshawaii.org/library-updates/ and for temporary hours see librarieshawaii.org/visit/branches/all-branch-hours/.

n UH-Maui College will be holding mostly online classes for the fall semester. Temperature checks and masks required for limited in-person classes on campus.

n Haleakala National Park Summit District open daily with limited access to attractions. Reservations for sunrise 3 to 7 a.m. daily accepted. Keonehe’ehe’e (Sliding Sands) Trail and Halemau’u Trail into the crater open for day hikes. Kipahului District is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. This includes Pipiwai Trail and Kuloa Point Trail.

n Most public schools reopen with online classes.

Nonprofits and other organizations

• The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center’s Education Center is open by appointment only. Go to www.nvmc.org.

n Maui Nui Botanical Gardens in Wailuku has reopened 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday.

n Kihei Youth Center offering free afternoon program 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. weekdays, except holidays for youths 8 to 13 years old. Program is full and a waiting list is being taken. Call 879-8698, email kiheiyouthcenter@yahoo.com or go to the website kiheiyouthcenter.info.

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n Hana Youth Center has reopened for youths 6 to 18. Operating hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.weekdays.

n Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui holding virtual clubhouse time 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays. For more information, go to www.bgcmaui.org/reserve.

n Pa’ia Youth & Cultural Center and StoneWave Skate Park open for new and returning members but with increasing COVID-19 cases, all are required to attend a mandatory orientation on new safety procedures. Membership and health waiver forms can be found at pyccmaui.org.

• Hawaiian Electric office payment centers temporarily closed. Customers are encouraged to mail payment; use or sign up for online bill payment; use Speedpay, an authorized payment service provider that allows customers to pay by phone or online (convenience fee applies); use Western Union payment locations if payment must be made in person.

• Kaho’olawe Island Reserve Commission Wailuku offices closed. Trolling permits only accepted by mail, 811 Kolu St., Suite 201, Wailuku 96793. Boat stickers and permits will be mailed to applicants.

• Kaiser Permanente Kihei clinic closed. The Maui Lani, Lahaina and Wailuku offices open; Maui Lani clinic open for after-hours care.

n Maui AIDS Foundation office hours now are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday; appointments required for office visits. Client services in-person visits by appointment only 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Testing services in-person visits by appointment only 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

n Maui Humane Society is open 7 days a week; Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. No appointments are necessary for adoption. Appointments are needed for all other services, including spay/neuter surgery, animal surrender, found/stray animal pick up/drop off and cremation pick up. All adoptable animals are available†on our website, www.mauihumanesociety.org or call 877-3680 ext. 3. Animal enforcement is available 24 hours a day at 877-3680 ext. 222.

n Maui Ocean Center open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Tickets must be purchased online, visit mauioceancenter.com. 192 Maalaea Road, Wailuku. (808) 270-7000.

n Maui Family YMCA reopens with limited services by appointment.

n Makawao History Museum has closed.

n Habitat for Humanity Maui ReStore reopened with modified hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Limited services will be offered by appointment only. This includes service to Habitat’s partner families and home builds. Email info@habitat-maui.org or visit www.habitat-maui.org. ReStore donations will be accepted by appointment only and can be scheduled by calling 242-1140.

n Binhi at Ani Filipino Community Center is now open for events inside the center. The office is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 3 to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — at (808) 877-7880 for more information.

n Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday, last admission at 1 p.m. 3957 Hansen Road, Puunene. Mask wearing is mandatory. No reservation required.

n Department of Hawaiian Home Lands offices on Maui and Molokai reopen for in-person visits with appointments. Bills may be paid without reservation. Camping permits and facility reservations will not be issued through Oct. 31. The facilities include Ka Hale Pomaika’i (Paukukalo Community Center) on Maui and Mo’omomi Beach Park, Kapuaiwa Grove and Kalaniana’ole Hall on Molokai.

n The Maui Friends of the Library reopens three used bookstores and accepting donations. Puunene, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; Queen Ka’ahumanu Center, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; Outlets of Lahaina, noon to 6 p.m. daily.

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n Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center gallery, gift shop and main house are open Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Classes continue as scheduled.

Recurring Events

n Maui Swap Meet, Saturdays at University of Hawaii Maui College, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

n Maui Sunday Market reopens 4 to 8 p.m. Sundays at the Kahului Shopping Center.

One-Time Events

n State public library system’s Ukulele Lending Program is available at Hana Public and School Library, Kihei Public Library, Lahaina Public Library, Makawao Public Library and Wailuku Public Library. Contact the library for information about borrowing ukuleles.

Kupuna Hours

• Foodland, 6 to 7 a.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays.

• Island Grocery Depot, 6:30 to 7:30 a.m., Mondays, Wednesdays.

• Mana Foods, 8 to 9 a.m., Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays.

• Pukalani Superette, 9 to 10 a.m., Wednesdays.

• Safeway, 7 to 9 a.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays.

• Target, 7 to 8 a.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays.

• Times Supermarket, 5 to 7 a.m. daily.

• Walmart, 6 to 7 a.m., Tuesdays.

• Whole Foods Market, 7 to 8 a.m. daily.

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The system gives a high level of privacy protection, as the app does not collect or transfer any information that tells us who or where you are. This also means it cannot tell the NHS, people and organisations who have contributed to the development of the app, or any other app user, who or where you are.

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