lockdownMaui Academy of Performing Arts presents “Lockdown”

Friday, March 22 through Sunday, March 31

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

Steppingstone Playhouse, Queen Ka’ahumanu Center

This dramedy tells the story of a group of high school students who are locked down in their library during an emergency. They learn to rise above the social chaos and work together to save a life.

A must-see for parents and teenagers, Lockdown by Julia Edwards is a chillingly relevant play for our youth today as they navigate a world that can feel dangerous at times. Threats of violence and school shootings have created an atmosphere that makes what used to be a safe haven into a place of potential danger. What effect does this have on our children? How does it impact the parents who are sending their children to school everyday?

Purchase tickets online, by phone, or at the customer service kiosk at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for seniors and students (18 and under).

Kihei Fourth Friday Town Party

fourth friday

Bring the kids to the keiki youth zone!

March 22, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Every Fourth Friday

Azeka Shopping Center – Mauka, 1279 S. Kihei Rd. at Piikea

Come join the newest, family friendly event on island! The Kihei Fourth Friday Town Party has something for everyone. Live music on the main stage, ‘ono grinds from some of the island’s best food vendors, over 60 artisan craft booths featuring many handmade items, and the Keiki Youth Zone–a special destination for all keiki ages K-12. The Keiki Youth Zone (KYZ) has keiki friendly craft booths, fun live performances and many interactive activities such as hula hooping, painting, crafts, gigantic bubbles, balloon making, face painting and audience participation on stage. Every Fourth Friday party the KYZ will feature a special hour for all the youth of Maui to shine on stage. The theme in March will be “Jam Band” and April’s theme will be “So You Think You Can Dance!!” Please visit www.kiheifridays.com for more info.


Easter on Mauieaster

Photos with the Easter Bunny at QKC

Runs Saturday, March 16 through Saturday, March 30

Mondays through Saturdays, 10am-8pm / Sundays, 10am-5pm

Get photographed sitting on the lap of a giant pink Furry in a springtime setting. Photo packages range from $21-$45 and include $10-$20 gift cards from Shutterfly. Queen Kaahumanu Shopping Center (275 E. Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului). Call 877-4325 or visit www.queenkaahumanucenter.com.

3rd Annual Makawao Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 23rd

8:00am sign-in / 9:00-11:00am egg hunt

Nothing will make you feel reborn like big gulps of crisp Upcountry air. This egg hunt is for keiki 10-years-old and younger, and is presented by the Makawao Community Association, Kaonoulu Ranch, Haleakala Ranch and Ric Rac Records. Free. 8am sign-in (waivers required) / 9-11am egg hunt. Oskie Rice Rodeo Arena (Olinda Rd., Makawao). Call 572-6877 or visit makawaocommunity.org.


Maui Ocean Center


Keiki Story Time & Craft Hour

Saturdays at 11:30am – March, April

Maui Ocean Center, Maalaea Harbor, Hawaiians & the Sea Exhibit

Children ages 3-12 are invited to a delightful story time and craft hour in the Hawaiians & the Sea Exhibit. This activity is hosted by an Ocean Naturalist and includes making a fun, marine-themed craft for children to take home.

sharksSleep with the Sharks

Friday, March 22, 5:30pm to 8:00am next day

Maui Ocean Center, Ages 8-13

Spend the night at the Aquarium! Hands-on discovery lessons about Hawaiian marine life include observing the nocturnal behavior of sharks and rays, ocean-themed games and crafts, and more! Fee includes meals and souvenir. Reservations required.

Fins & Flippers Tour Upgrade

Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:30am – March, April

Maui Ocean Center, Maalaea Harbor, Ages 3 and up

Discover fascinating shark and sea turtle facts! This interactive, naturalist-guided encounter includes a behind-the-scenes look at the Aquarium and the chance to observe the feeding habits of sharks and sea turtles. Reservations recommended.

wet naturalistWet Naturalist Presentations

Thursdays and Sundays, 11:30am-1:30pm – March

Maui Ocean Center, All ages

A wet naturalist will share fascinating facts about Hawaii’s marine invertebrates (animals without backbones) at the Discovery Pool. Enjoy the chance to touch a few of the exhibit’s spineless creatures including sea stars and sea cucumbers.



Alii Kula Lavender

Ladies Day Out

Friday, March 22

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.


Pūnana Leo o Maui presents Ho‘omau 2013 Benefit Concert



Saturday, March 23

9:00am – Sunset

Maui Nui Botanical Gardens

Hoʻomau 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 family. Hawaiian artisans and demonstrations, ‘ono food, live and silent auction, local entertainment, crafters, keiki zone, and more! $10 presale, $15 at the door. For more information visit www.hoomau.com or call 244-5676.




Banyan Tree Fine Arts Fair

Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24

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!


Maui Mall Family Sundays

Maui Mall

Maui Mall Celebrates Reading & Language Arts at Family Sundays Event

Kathy “Tita” Collins to be celebrity storyteller, and one student will be awarded iPad Mini

Sunday, March 24, 12:00 noon – 2:00pm

Maui Mall welcomes families with school-aged children to attend its Maui Mall Family Sundays event this Sunday, March 24, 2013 from 12 to 2 p.m. This free monthly event will include student recognition, drawing for an iPad Mini and activities highlighting Reading & Language Arts.

Kathy “Tita” Collins will read a story onstage, along with Read Aloud America, who will also be doing trivia and passing out prizes. Maui students will also share their own poetry and essays. Other free keiki activities include designing bookmarks with Maui United Way, and scavenger hunt with Fun Factory where kids 12 and under can win 100 tokens.

Teachers: nominate one student per month to be recognized at each event. For more information about Maui Mall Family Sundays and other events, visit www.MauiMall.com or email [email protected].

Maui Arts and Cultural Center


FREE Family Fun with RISE OF THE GUARDIANS at Starry Night Cinema on Sunday March 24th at MACC


Parent Education and Professional Development Classes


To sign up for these classes, please call 242-9232

Classes take place at Aloha Kai Academy, 954 Baldwin Avenue, Pa’ia, Maui 96779

Respectfully YoursBabies

Monday, March 25th

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

FREE professional development and parent education on respecting infants & toddlers as competent learners.

The Responsive Process

Monday, March 25th

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

FREE professional development and parent education on providing infants & toddlers sensitive & responsive care.

Brain Development

Wednesday, March 27th

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

FREE professional development and parent education on understanding how the brain develops & the impact on early learning.

Special Needs

Wednesday, March 27th

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

FREE professional development and parent education on facing caregiver fears & concerns regarding children with special needs.

Flexible, Fearful, & FeistyBabies2

Thursday, March 28th

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

FREE professional development and parent education on understanding temperament & the impact on behavior.

Individual Care & Small Groups

Thursday, March 28th

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

FREE professional development and parent education on working with infants & toddlers individually & in small groups.


Strawberry U-Pick Patch at Kula Country Farms

Entire Month of Marchstrawberry u-pick

Do you know that there’s a farm on Maui where you can “pick your own strawberries?” Can’t get any fresher than that!

Kula Country Farms will officially open their Strawberry U-pick in March and everyone is invited to come and pick their own strawberries. There will be a plant sale all through March with starters for your garden and lots of strawberry plants for purchase.

The farm stand will be decorated with giant sunflowers (they have lots of honey they want to sell). The focus will be “Bees and what they do” in the Children’s Garden. The Food Trailer will sell Strawberry Shortcake and other strawberry desserts.

Kula Country Farms is located on Kula Highway, across from Rice Park , past mile marker 13. Kulacountryfarmsmaui.com