Things to Do in HanalieWhat happens when a local author takes a detour from her New York Times best-selling romance novels and applies her skills to the mischievous exploits of a troupe of post-menopausal hula dancers? Find out on August 19 from 3-5 pm at a book-signing bash for Jill Marie Landis‘ “Two to Mango,” the second installment in her Tiki Goddess Mystery series.

Hanalei’s Tahiti Nui is the venue, and it should be a lot of fun, since the author is also somewhat renowned for her party giving skills (well, she does have a Tiki Bar in her carport). There will be live music (Landis’ husband plays a mean slack-key guitar) and pupus, and many of the real life “Hula Maidens” who inspired both Jill’s newest book and the first in the series (“Mai Tai One On”), will no doubt be in attendance.

Just look for women of a certain age with flowers in their hair. They’ll be laughing, drinking, and with the slightest bit of encouragement… dancing.