2013 Keiki Fest

Keiki Fest Poster MFM 01-13-13Saturday, April 13

11 am – 4 pm

All ages

Great Lawn of the University of Hawaii – Maui Campus

The Kiwanis Club of the Valley Isle and its partners invite you to celebrate our Keiki on Saturday, April 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Keiki Fest is an annual event held on the Great Lawn of the University of Hawaii-Maui College. This annual event promotes a positive, safe and healthy environment for Maui’s Keiki. It is a fun-filled family event with FREE games, prizes, Keiki I.D., jumping castles, activities and entertainment. Low cost food will be available for purchase and there will be vendors with Keiki related items as well as non-profit organizations. Selected children will have the opportunity to participate in the Bike Safety program to learn and practice safe bicycling skills.

To find out how you may participate, be a sponsor or get more info on this event, call Vanessa at 250-2777 or email: [email protected]. See you there!


fresher ahiMaui Academy of Performing Arts presents Fresher Ahi

April 12-28

Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm // Sundays at 2:00 pm

Steppingstone Playhouse, Queen Ka’ahumanu Center

The hilarious and touching sequel to last year’s smash hit Lesser Ahi, this local comedy features the return of the whole wacky Ahi ‘ohana as they prepare for a baby luau. Written by and starring Derek Nakagawa and Francis Tau’a with special guest appearance by Kathy Collins. Purchase tickets online, by phone, or at the customer service kiosk at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center.


Maui Academy of Performing Arts

Auditions for Disney’s 101 Dalmatians Kids

101 dalmations kids

Students entering grades 3-7 will spend their summer singing, dancing and acting in this high energy camp culminating in six public performances at Steppingstone Playhouse of the musical Disney’s 101 Dalmatians Kids.


Sunday, April 14, 2:00 – 4:00 pm in MAPA’s studio building

Stay tuned for more information about how to register for the auditions.

Camp Dates:

Monday, May 27, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Tuesday, May 28 through Friday, May 31, 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Monday, June 3 through Thursday, July 4, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm (no camp Saturdays or Sundays)


Friday, July 5 through Sunday, July 7

Tuition: $875 (that’s only $5.95 per hour!)

Partial needs-based scholarships available. Click here for more information about scholarships.


Fantasia Ball

Imua Family Services 2nd Annual Gala Fundraiser

fantasia ballSaturday, April 13 at 6:00 pm

The Grand Wailea Resort and Spa, Wailea

Imua Family Services and its Board of Directors welcome you to celebrate with Imua Family Services at the 2nd Annual Fantasia Ball Gala Fundraiser Event.

The event will take place on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 6:00 in the evening, at the luxurious Grand Wailea Resort & Spa in the magnificent Haleakala Ballrooms. The evening will begin with cocktails and will be followed by a spectacular Pacific Island Cuisine Buffett by the Chefs of the Grand Wailea. We will then move into the program celebrating the lives of Maui’s Keiki. The evening is illustrious with spectacles of visual and musical entertainment, from acrobatics and dance performance to vocal styling’s from some of Maui’s most talented teens. A presentation from both our Honorable Mayor of Maui as well as the Governor of Hawaii can be expected.

There will be dancing! Kelly Covington and Espresso Band will delight us on dance floor with class and jazz, while the Fantasia After Dark promises to be the After Party of the Year with the Hottest combination of DJ’s, VJ’s and performers that will take us partying until the wee hours of the morning!

This is the largest fund-raising event of the year and your participation is very important. Our event committee, Board of Directors and Imua Staff is gratified and proud that its fundraising efforts, partnered with our sponsors and donors, have impacted the lives of hundreds of children on Maui with special needs, developmental delays and disabilities in a meaningful way at the most critical time of their life.


earth dayEarth Day 2013 at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens

Saturday, April 13

10 am – 3 pm

Celebrate Earth Day at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens on Saturday, April 13th, from 10am to 3pm! This FREE family event will feature a Native Hawaiian Plant Sale, Earth friendly educational booths, free kapa and lei making activities, great food and live Hawaiian music!  Set a day aside to celebrate the Earth at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens!  Located at 150 Kanaloa Avenue in Kahului, across the War Memorial Stadium.  Call 249-2798 for more information.


Banyan Tree Fine Arts Fair

Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14

9:00am – 5:00pm, All ages welcome

Banyan Tree Park, Front Street, Lahaina

Discover some of Maui’s most talented artists under the Lahaina Banyan Tree. There is a wonderful array of local art at reasonable prices, including oils, watercolors, ceramics, photography, wood carving, baskets, jewelry, glass art and much more

Sing Along with Uncle Wayne & Howling Dog Band at Kihei Library April 12Uncle Wayne and Pfahl-photo courtesy of Wayne Watkins

“Sing Along with Uncle Wayne and the Howling Dog Band,” a free musical program, will be presented at Kihei Public Library on Friday, April 12 at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Area.

“Uncle Wayne” Watkins, an Early Childhood educator and musician, will inspire children to get up, dance, and move to the music.  Watkins currently serves as Director of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Children’s Center.Everyone is invited to attend this program, especially families with young children.  All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Contact the Library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.Kihei Public Library is located at 35 Waimahaihai Street.  For more information, please call the Library at 875-6833.


Keiki Can Read to a Therapy Dog at Kihei Library in April

“PAWS for Reading,” a free program for keiki in grades 1 through 5, will be offered at Kihei Public Library every Saturday in April 2013.  The programs will be conducted on April 13, 20, and 27 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Children’s Area.

Yoshi and JasmineThe Hawaii Canines for Independence, a non-profit organization that provides people with physical disabilities specially-trained dogs to assist them in living more independent lives, will present the Reading Educational Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) program which is said to improve children’s reading and communication skills.  Reading to a Therapy Dog can help build a keiki’s reading confidence, strengthen literacy skills, and is a lot of fun.

Parents should contact the Library to sign up their children for 15-minute reading sessions.  Pre-registration is required.  All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver, and be on time for their session.

Contact the Library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.

Kihei Public Library is located at 35 Waimahaihai Street.  For more information, or to sign-up for a reading session, please call the Library at (808) 875-6833.


Alii Kula Lavender

Explore the Great Outdoors

Saturday, April 13

All ages, All day

Enjoy the pristine beauty of our farm by taking an easy, informative walking tour. Save 50% on all walking tours these 2 days only ($6 savings per person). Walking tours are offered at 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 1pm and 2:30pm. Advance reservations are required.

Lavender Treasure Hunt

Ongoing, Daily

All ages

Celebrate spring with laughter and fun at AKL! Complete our Lavender Treasure Hunt and win a prize! Available all day – 9am – 4pm.


Date Night at the YMCA Childwatch

climbing wall

Friday, April 12

6:00 – 9:00 pm

Ages 2 – 12 (two years old must be potty trained–completely out of diapers)

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. Visit www.mauiymca.org.


College for Kids / College Bound’s Saturday Fun Series


Teens ‘n’ Biz: Logos & More!

Saturday, April 13, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Grades 6-12,  $54 (both Teens ‘n’ Biz classes for $99)

Laulima Building, UHMC

Kid Entrepreneurs–Use Illustrator to create own logo & business cards.

New! Chess Club

Saturdays, April 13, 27 & May 11

Ages 10+

$39 per class or 3 for $109

3 Saturdays to learn and excel at Chess!

4/13 is Fun with Chess – beginning; 4/27 is Chess Knights continues strategies; 5/11 for Chess Heroes – advanced strategies.

Join us for one or all!


Used Books Sale – Whole Foods Market Kahului

Whole FoodsSaturday, April 13

9 am – 3 pm

Maui Friends of the Library will be having a used book sale in front of the Whole Foods Market on Saturday, April 13th from 9:00AM – 3:00PM. Please stop by and check out our selection of fiction, non-fiction and oversize books. All proceeds help support all of the libraries in Maui County. Membership applications will also be available.