Maui Events for Spring 2019

Queen Ka’ahumanu Center

Queen Ka’ahumanu Center
877-4325

www.queenkaahumanucenter.com
275 E. Ka’ahumanu Ave., Kahului

Chinese New Year Celebration
Sunday, February 10 • 2:00pm–4:00pm
Celebrate the Year of the Pig featuring family activities and entertainment, including Au’s Shaolin Arts Lion Dance, firecrackers and keiki crafts. Kung Hei Fat Choy!

QKC presents Girl’s Day
Saturday, March 2 • 10am–12pm
Celebrate Hinamatsuri with Japanese doll crafts, pink balloons, entertainment, fun prizes, special appearance by Hello Kitty and entertainment by Maui Minyo Kai!

QKC presents Easter Bunny!
Saturday, April 6 • 10am–12pm
Easter Bunny arrival fanfare includes an age specific keiki egg hunt and coloring contest with special prizes, Easter Egg crafts, Easter hats and spring-colored balloons! Professional photographs with Easter Bunny will be available from Saturday, April 6 through Saturday, April 20, 2019.  Monday through Thursday from 10:00am to 7:00pm, Friday and Saturdays, 10am to 6pm and Sundays from 10:00am – 5:00pm. 

11th Annual Maui Hawaiian Steel Guitar Fest
Sunday, April 14 • 11am–4pm
Culminate the celebration of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar by enjoying the sounds of the Hawaii Steel Guitar played by various local musicians.

Maui Ocean Center

Maui Ocean Center
270-7000

www.mauioceancenter.com

Free Ukulele Lessons
Mon.–Fri. • 11am–1pm • February, March, & April
Learn how to play one of Hawaii’s most iconic musical instruments with Jason Macapulay. Five guests per class, appropriate for ages 12 and up. Schedule subject to change. For more info call (808) 270-7000 or visit www.mauioceancenter.com. Complimentary with Aquarium admission. Appropriate for all ages.

Turtle-rrific Tuesday
Nursery Bay
February 5 & 19, March 5 & 19, April 2 & 16 • 2pm
Meet the Hawaiian green sea turtles at Maui Ocean Center! Experience an up-close encounter with the honu (turtle) as veterinarian Dr. Paul McCurdy & aquarists measure, weight, & examine turtles during their routine checkup. Cost: Included with Aquarium admission

Science Sundays
Hawaiians and the Sea
Every Sunday • 11:30am–12:30pm
Do you have a Junior Scientist in your group? Join us for Marine themed hands-on science activities. Recommended ages 8 & up. Included with Aquarium admission

Monthly Beach & Reef Clean-Up
Beach & Reef Clean Up: Scavenger Hunt Contest, Kahului Harbor
Sundays • February 17, March 10, April 14
7:30 am–9:30 am
Join Maui Ocean Center & the MOC Marine Institute to conquer beach & reef litter.Bring: cups for that delicious cup ‘o joe & water, sturdy shoes, reef-friendly sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. For reef clean ups bring: snorkel, mask, fins, rash guard, & a cutting tool such as scissors. Buckets, gloves, and collection bags will be provided. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Questions/RSVP: tcutt@mauioceancenter.com

Hawaiian Craft Making
Hawaiians and the Sea
Wednesdays, Fridays, & Sundays
February, March, April • 2pm–3pm
Learn the art, history, and cultural significance of lei making and lauhala weaving with Cultural Practitioner Ko`i. Includes a hands-on demonstration, & each participant receives a free lei or weaving material to take home. Schedule subject to change. Included with Aquarium admission.

Lawai’a ‘Upena
Nursery Bay Hale
Mondays, Tuesdays, & Fridays
February, March, & April • 10am–2pm
Fish net weaving is a skill passed down from generation to generation. Learn the art of net weaving and throw-net fishing with Greg “Gigi” Gomes. Schedule subject to change. Included with Aquarium admission.

Pacific Whale Foundation

Pacific Whale Foundation
249-8811

www.worldwhaleday.org

Run & Walk for Whales
Saturday, February 2
Choose from a 1 mile, 5K, 10K, or 10 mile course. The event includes, a free continental breakfast, awards, door prizes, post-race entertainment with Marty Dread and a Wild & Wonderful Whale Regatta.

World Whale Film Festival
Historic Iao Theatre, Wailuku
Friday, February 8
The annual World Whale Film Festival promotes visual storytellers who are passionate about our oceans. Our mission is to tell powerful stories that inspire ocean and wildlife conservation around the world. The official theme of World Whale Film Festival 2019 is ‘inspiring ocean health through waves of change.’ For more information, visit MauiWhaleFestival.org.

Kihei 4th Friday Celebrates Maui Whale Festival
Azeka Shopping Center • Friday, February 22
Maui Whale Festival continues as Pacific Whale Foundation and Kihei 4th Friday Town Party team up to celebrate the humpback whale and other marine animals with music, local vendors and food. Visit MauiWhaleFestival.org for more information on this and other fun Festival events.

Keiki Concert Cruise Ma’alaea
Saturday, February 23
Keiki cruise for free, with accompanied adult, on this special Concert Cruise as part of the 38th annual Maui Whale Festival. Marine education is FUN with the Banana Slug String Band, whalewatching opportunities, and naturalist interpretation throughout this specialty cruise. To book, visit pacificwhale.org/cruises or call 800-942-5311.

The Keiki Playhouse

The Keiki Playhouse
268-7267

www.thekeikiplayhouse.com
275 W. Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului

Valentines Date Night Drop N’ Go • Ages 2+
February 14 & 15 • 9:30am–9:00pm
Valentines Date Night Drop N’ Go Sitter Special Feb 14–15 enjoy
a night out: For drop off 3 hours or more enjoy 20%, includes a drink
and light snack, arts and crafts, indoor play, and games. Space is
limited register to reserve your spot!

Girl’s Day at The Keiki Playhouse • All Ages
Sunday, March 3
9:30am–9pm
In celebration of 1 year at our newest location we will be offering
free giveaways. Also join us in celebrating Girl’s Day with arts and
crafts, and all girls will receive a free gift.

Golden Egg Hunt • All Ages
April 19–21 • Fri.–Sun.
9:30am–9pm, 10am–5pm
Open to all general admission and Drop off visitors are invited to
participate in our annual Golden Egg Hunt. Friday–Sunday during
playhouse hours, up to 3 winners daily.

Maui Family YMCA

Maui Family YMCA
242-9007

www.mauiymca.org

Date Night at the YMCA Childwatch • Ages 2–12
February 8, March 8, & April 12
6pm–9pm
Drop your kids off at the YMCA while you go on a date. We will be providing dinner, dessert, a drink, arts & crafts, and games. Two year olds must be potty trained completely out of diapers.

Roots School

Roots School
250-7988

www.rootsmaui.org

Children’s World Faire
65 Hana Hwy., Paia
Saturday, February 9 • 2pm–6pm
This fun event features a bouncy castle, pony rides, face painting,
silent auction, crafts, games, food, art, culture, fashion and
performances representing countries around the globe.

Hawaii Nature Center

Hawaii Nature Center
244-6500

www.hawaiinaturecenter.org
875 Iao Valley Rd., Wailuku

Ti Time • Ages 6+ (Families welcome)
February 9 & April 13 • Saturday
9am–11am
Enjoy a morning in the valley learning how to weave a ti leaf lei!
To reserve a spot, email mauibookings@hawaiinaturecenter.org! Cost is $20.00 per person (non-members) or $10 per person (members & volunteers).

Secret of Flowers • Grades K–2
March 9 • Saturday • 9am–11am
Why are bees attracted to flowers? How do plants produce fruit? Why
are pollinators important? Be a budding botanist for the morning! Email mauibookings@hawaiinaturecenter.org to reserve a spot. Cost
is $20.00/person (non-members) or $10/person (members & volunteers). 

Whale Trust

Whale Trust
572-5700

www.whaletales.org
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Whale Tales 2019
Fri.–Mon., Feb. 15–18
Learn about whales and dolphins from top scientists and
conservationists, and experience stunning visuals from world-renowned
photographers and videographers. Whale Tales Family Day Whale Watch on Sun., Feb. 17 at 9:30am.

Maui Pops Orchestra

Maui Pops Orchestra
868-2639

www.mauipops.org
MACC Castle Theatre

Winter Pops – Fiddle Faddle
Sunday, February 17 • 3pm
“Fiddle-Faddle” explores the expressive versatility of the violin.
Music from Fiddler on the Roof, Schindler’s List, The Lord of the
Dance, Carmen, and selections by Leroy Anderson and Charlie Daniels
are just a hint to what’s in store!

Maui Preparatory Academy

Maui Preparatory Academy
665-9966

www.mauiprep.org

Maui Preparatory Academy Winter Gala
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa
Saturday, February 23 • 5pm
Winter Gala: A Night in Paris: Join us for a soiree to support Maui
Preparatory Academy’s goal to construct a Center for Athletics and
Performing Arts for the West Maui Community! Silent Auction, live
auction, cocktails, dinner, live music, dancing!

Maui 5K

Maui 5K
271-4057

www.maui5k.org

Maui 5K • All Ages & Abilities
300 Ma’alaea Rd., Wailuku
Sunday, March 3 • 7am
A 5K run or 1 Mile run/walk to benefit Maui’s schools physical fitness, play & athletic programs.

Maui Montessori School of Maui

Montessori School of Maui
573-0374

www.momi.org
2933 Baldwin Ave., Makawao

Monster Yard Sale
Saturday, February 23 • 8am-12pm
Join us for our 4th annual Monster Yard Sale on Saturday, February
23rd from 8 am until noon. Enjoy a morning of shopping for “Gently
Used and Totally Awesome Stuff” in support of our educational mission of “growing global citizens.”

St. Anthony Grade School

St. Anthony Grade School
244-4976

St. Anthony Grade School Fun Dayz Bazaar
Sunday, February 16 • 8am–7pm
Enjoy a variety of entertainers, delicious food, a rummage room, a craft Room with items from local artists, a live and silent auction, Country Store for fresh produce, baked goods, and flowers. For the children: face painting, balloon art, Fish Pond, Stand the Bottle, Basketball Toss, Soda Toss, and the Fat Cat Game.

Maui OnStage

Maui OnStage
242-6969

www.mauionstage.com
68 North Market St., Wailuku

Maui OnStage’s Youth Program presents Robin Hood and His Merry Men
March 9 & 16 at 11am • March 10 & 17 at 1pm
Robin Hood, with the help of his merry men (which are mostly girls) rob from the rich, give to the poor, and save the fair Maid Marian. This comic retelling of the story includes thumb wars, missed cues, and a slow motion fight.

Maui OnStage’s Teen Program presents Once on This Island Jr.
March 29 & 30 at 7:30pm • March 31 at 3pm
With its poignant story and catchy Caribbean-flavored score, Once on This Island Jr. is a highly original theatrical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid.

Grow Some Good

Grow Some Good
www.growsomegood.org

Taste of School Gardens • Guests 21+ Only
Saturday, March 9 • 5pm–8:30pm
Maui Tropical Plantation
This annual event features Maui’s premiere chefs coming together to support school gardens and inspire our future farmers, chefs, teachers, scientists, and community leaders. 

Department of Water Supply

Department of Water Supply
463-3110

www.mauiwater.org

10th Annual Water Conservation Poster Contest
Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2019
Open to Maui County students Grades K-8. Contest theme: “CONSERVING WATER STARTS…WITH YOU”. For contest details call, 463-3110 or visit www.mauiwater.org.

3rd Annual Source Water Protection Video Contest
Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2019
Open to Maui County high school students. The goal is to increase public awareness in preserving and protecting Maui’s drinking water resources. Contest theme: “CLEAN WATER, IT’S IN YOUR HANDS”.

Punana Leo o Maui

Pūnana Leo o Maui
244-5676

www.hoomau.com

Ho’omau 2019
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, Kahului
Saturday, March 30 • 9am–6pm
Ho’omau is the annual fundraising event that supports programming for Pūnana Leo o Maui Hawaiian Language Immersion preschool. This is the premier Hawaiian language and entertainment event of the year for the entire ‘ohana (family).

Kamehameha Schools Maui

Kamehameha Schools Maui Annual Ho’olaule’a
572-3203
Ho’olaule’a 2019
Kamehameha Schools Maui – High School Campus
Saturday, April 13 • 9am–2pm
14th annual Upcountry family event that offers ‘ono food and foodtrucks, Hawaiian music and dance, cultural demonstrations, keiki games and crafts, Shop at Silent Auction, local vendors, the Country Store and Rummage. Event is free and open to the public.

Haiku Ho’olaule’a

Haiku Ho’olaule’a
727-3750

www.haikuhoolaulea.org

Haiku Ho’olaule’a & Flower Festival
Haiku Elementary School
Saturday, April 27 • 9am–4pm
The 25th Annual Haiku Ho`olaule`a & Flower Festival will be held on Saturday, April 14th at Haiku Elementary School. Enjoy Fabulous Entertainment, Keiki Activities, Arts & Crafts, Plants & Produce, and one of the largest Silent Auctions on Maui!

Pu’u Kukui Elementary School

Pu’u Kukui Elementary School
www.puukukuiptsa.weebly.com

5th Annual Pu’u Kukui Elementary School PTSA’s Spring Fling
3700 Kehalani Mauka Parkway, Wailuku
Saturday, April 27 • 2pm–6pm
There will be grade-level games, prize booth, bounce houses, face painting, ono food trucks, vendors, entertainment, an amazing silent auction and more!

Maui Humane Society

Maui Humane Society
877-3680

mauihumanesociety.org
1350 Mehameha Loop, Pu’unene

Freddie the Tortoise’s Birthday Party
& Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 20 • 11am–1pm
Come help us celebrate our resident tortoise Freddie’s birthday with this free family event. We’ll have a keiki zone with crafts, birthday cake and an Easter Egg Hunt! Ages 5 and under will begin at 11am and 6 and up will start at 11:30am.

Kula Country Farms

Kula Country Farms
878-8381

www.kulacountryfarmsmaui.com

Strawberry U-Pick Patch
Located on Kula Hwy. across from Rice Park
End of February until early June
It’s strawberry season and you will be delighted with the sweetest strawberries that you and your family can go out and pick yourselves. There is also a wonderful Children’s Garden with all kinds of activities.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui
442-7898

www.bbbshawaii.org

Open Enrollment for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui School-Based Mentoring Program
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui is located at Kahului Elementary, Wailuku Elementary, Princess Nahienaena Elementary, and Kamehameha Schools. Offering elementary school students the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a caring and responsible mentor (typically a high school student) in a supervised group setting for one hour after school. If you are interested in enrolling as a Little or Big please call (808)442-7898 or e-mail us at shorie@bbbshawaii.org.

Maui Thing

Maui Thing
249-0215

www.mauithing.com

Second Saturday Art
10am–12pm
Free Art Activities for Keiki. 

NOAA Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

NOAA Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary
879-2818

hawaiihumpbackwhale.noaa.gov
726 S Kihei Rd, HIHWNMS Visitor Center, Kihei

Sanctuary Saturday
Last Saturday of Every Month • 10am–1pm
Learn about humpback whales and their habitat in Hawai’i. Enjoy picturesque views overlooking sanctuary waters, see ocean-themed displays and exhibits in our visitor center, engage in storytime and craft activities. All ages welcome.

Surfing Goat Dairy

Surfing Goat Dairy
878-2870

www.surfinggoatdairy.com
info@surfinggoatdairy.com
3651 Omaopio Rd., Kula

Evening Chore Tour • All Ages
Monday–Saturday • 3:15pm–4:15pm.
Assist in our evening chores. Learn to hand milk a goat, then help with the evening feedings and learn more about our award winning cheeses and how they are made. $12 for kids $15 for adult

Grand Dairy Tour • All Ages
Wednesdays & Saturdays • 9am
A two-hour hands-on visit and tasting experience you will love. Bring your family and friends! Be a goat herder for the day, even try to milk a goat. Includes a tasting of the many different varieties of our cheeses. $25 Reservations required.

Blue Zones Project

Blue Zones Project
facebook.com/bzpmaui

BZP Cooking Demo
Queen Ka’ahumanu Center, Center Stage
Every Second Friday
6pm–7:30pm
BZP cooking demos feature a local chef preparing plant based dishes.
Free samples and prizes available.