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Mahina`ai Night: Rally to Save Kaho`olawe

May 30th, 2015

The Kahoʻolawe Island Reserve Commission (KIRC) will be presenting its next Mahina`ai Night on Tuesday, June 2 from 6 - 8 p.m. at its Kihei boat house property, an 8-acre parcel designated to the KIRC in 2002 as the future site of a Kahoʻolawe learning center. Its inaugural event was on May 9.


The theme of the June 2 event will be Kahoʻolawe Culture; upcoming event themes will include Kahoʻolawe Restoration, Kahoʻolawe Ocean Resources and Kahoʻolawe History. Click here for a schedule.

Part of a series of full moon events geared to raise awareness of and access to Kahoʻolawe, the event offers a guided tour of the KIRC's new walking trail, live music by UH Maui College's Institute of Hawaiian Music, food vendors, an opportunity to talk story with experts in Kahoʻolawe history, restoration and culture and the unveiling of a 40-foot mural; a collaboration between Kihei Charter School and Maui artist Valentin Miro-Quesada.

This program is made possible by a grant through the Maui County Product Enrichment Program (CPEP).

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 (6 - 8 p.m.)
The 45-minute tour begins at 6 p.m. sharp. Music from 7 - 8 p.m.

Free & open to the public
Park at the Kihei Boat Ramp and follow signs for the Kah`oolawe Island Reserve Commission (KIRC) - just a short walk to the boat house site (2780 South Kihei Road)

RSVP's are requested at or

NOTE: Flashlights and closed-toe footwear are strongly recommended as you will be walking on a mulch-lined path amongst kiawe. Because there are no ATMs on site, please bring cash or checks if you plan to purchase food, beverages or to make a c

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