Artists, athletes highlight fall activities around island

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It might be the slow season at some resort destinations, but with Hawaii's near-perfect climate, the number of events and activities planned for the fall season on Maui has certainly not slowed.

The following is a list of what's hot this autumn, from one-time happenings to ongoing events and activities.

Fun and games

From Nov. 7 to 9, point clients traveling with children to the Hula O Na Keiki Festival at the Kaanapali Beach Hotel. Kids compete in ancient and modern hula in this 18th annual event. Arts and crafts on display will also be on display. Call (808) 661-0011 or visit www.kbhmaui.com.

On Nov. 8, the Four Seasons Resort Maui hosts its annual Day of Hope 5-kilometer walk and 10-kilometer fun run through scenic Wailea to benefit cancer research. Call (808) 874-8000 or visit www.dayofhopemaui.com.

Come Nov. 20, the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, Kaanapali Resort hosts Na Mele O Maui. The 36th annual song and art competitions showcase the music and visual art talents of Maui Nui's children in perpetuating Hawaiian culture. Call (808) 661-3271 or visit www.kaanapaliresort.com.

• From Nov. 24 to Nov. 26, sports fans can enjoy the EA Sports Maui Invitational Collegiate Basketball Tournament at the Lahaina Civic Center. Call (800) 826-3822 or visit www.mauiinvitational.com.

On Nov. 29, the Maui Historical Society will hold its E Ho'oulu Aloha "To Grow in Love" Benefit Concert. Call (808) 244-3326 or visit www.mauimuseum.org.

Always on offer

Friday night is always Art Night in Lahaina Town. From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., visitors enjoy gallery shows, artist demonstrations, strolling musicians and refreshments.

For those interested in Hawaiian culture, there are free hula shows at the Maui Mall in Kahului, weekends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.; the Whalers Village at Kaanapali, every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.; and the Shops at Wailea, Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For more, see www.visitmaui.com.

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