Maui County Agricultural Festival

ag festSaturday, April 6

9 am – 4 pm

All ages

Maui Tropical Plantation

The Maui County Agricultural Festival is perfect for families! There’s something for everyone – Grown on Maui Farmers Market, horseback rides, tram rides and live entertainment. Recognized as Maui’s most important event to raise awareness about Maui agriculture while connecting Maui agriculture to our daily lives, the Maui County Ag Festival takes place on April 6. The entire industry, its allies, and supporters come together at the Maui Tropical Plantation to share what each group does for the collective good of agriculture in the County, and to showcase ag’s vital role in the economy and lifestyle of Maui. Families will enjoy the Keiki Zone‘s hands-on fun presented by Maui Thing, livestock exhibit by Maui Cattle Company, and “Keiki in the Kitchen” cooking classes by Whole Foods Market. Presented in partnership with the County of Maui and Maui Tropical Plantation, here is the opportunity to learn about agriculture on Maui. Hours: 9 am – 4 pm; www.mauicountyfarmbureau.org

 

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 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Children’s Area.Yoshi and Jasmine

The 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.

 

Maui Academy of Performing Arts

Auditions for Fame: The Musical

Sunday April 7 at 1:00pm

(Auditions are expected to last 2-4 hours depending on the number of students)

Grades 7 through High School Graduates

FameCalling all singers, dancers and actors entering grades 7 through high school graduates! You’ll take professional-level classes in acting, singing and dance and you’ll rehearse and perform Fame: The Musical at Steppingstone Playhouse in Queen Ka’ahumanu Center.

Auditions:

Sunday April 7, 1:00 pm in MAPA’s studio building

For detailed information, please visit www.mauiacademy.org

For registration information, contact Carolyn Wright at 244-8760, x221 or carolyn@mauiacademy.org

Students should: (1) Prepare a one minue monologue; (2) Prepare a musical theatre song that shows your range. Bring sheet music or CD to audition. Students will be selected for the camp based on the following criteria: preparation, collaboration, willingness to take artistic risks, availability, commitment to growth in performance skills.

Camp Dates:

Monday, June 17 – Wednesday, July 24 (no camp Saturdays or Sundays)

Performances:

Thursday, July 25 through Sunday, July 28

Tuition:

$275* (* This significantly reduced tuition rate is possible because of several generous donations to the 2013 Teen Summer Musical Theatre Camp. Scholarships and payment plans are not available for this camp.)

 

Hoopnatyze Free Hoop Jams

hoop jam

Saturday, April 6

4:30 pm – sunset

Kamaole 3 Beach Park, Kihei

All ages / All levels

Hoop Jams are a fun, free way to learn about hoopdance, share new tricks, and connect with others. All ages welcome. No hoop? No worries. Borrow a hoop or buy one at the jam! For more information, visit www.hoopnatyze.com.

 

Alii Kula Lavender

Ladies Day Out

Sunday, April 7

Ages 5 and up

Our “Ladies Day Out” package includes a guided walking tour, aromatic lavender tea and delicious lavender scone for $10.00 per person. Guided walking tour times are 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.

 

wire wrappingHui No’eau Visual Arts Center

Wire Wrapping Workshop

Sunday, April 7

9 am – 2 pm

Bring in beads and objects that are inspiring to you and transform them into rings, and links for earrings, bracelets, or necklaces. You will use silversmithing pliers and various wires as you learn basic wire wrapping techniques, how to make simple clasps, and tips for functional designs. Brass and copper wire will be included in the supply fee & silver will be available for purchase in the studio with cash or checks. Fee: $45 ($57 nonmember); Supplies: $15

 

College for Kids / College Bound’s Saturday Fun Series

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Teens ‘n’ Biz: You’re the Boss!

Saturday, April 6, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

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

Laulima Building, UHMC

Kid Entrepreneurs–How to take a product you create and make a business out of it.

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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.

 

maui 5k for kids2nd Annual Maui 5K

Sunday, April 7th

7:00 am to 9:00 am

Cost: $25.00/person

A 5K run and 1 mile keiki run/walk starting at the Ma’alaea Triangle. Part of the proceeds from this event will be given back to the schools participating in the event. The 5k event is chip timed and the 1 mile run/walk is a fun, untimed event. Come out and join us and help us raise funds for our Maui County schools physical fitness, play and athletic programs! Visit www.maui5k.org for more information.

 

Somos Ohana Nicaragua Annual Rummage & Country Store Sale

somos ohanaSaturday, April 6th

8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Pukalani Elementary School

A huge collection of new and gently used household articles, collectibles, clothing, books, DVDs, fitness equipment, furniture, art pieces, ceramics, and country store will be sold from 8:00am to 2:00pm, Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Pukalani Elementary School dining hall.  This is an annual fundraiser for Somos Ohana’s mission in Nicaragua.  All proceeds from the event will benefit the Day Camp for Children with Special Needs, and to help build a secondary school north of Villanueva, Dept. of Chinandega, Nicaragua.  Visit www.somosohananicaragua.org for more information.