One blink and the summer will be over. Here are some ideas to stay busy this weekend:

1. Learn to Paint at Native Animal

East Maui Watershed Partnership has joined with professional artist and teacher Maggie Sutrov to offer free online art classes for kids on native animals. These classes are to inspire kids to enter Malama Wao Akua, a juried native species art exhibit held in collaboration with Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center, Sept. 18-Nov. 6. 

For ages 9-12 on Friday, July 17th from 930am-11am. Come with a printed photo of an animal (bird, mammal, fish, or insect!) native to Maui Nui. Know what habitat it lives in!  Learn to look closely at the details that express your animal, and choose how to show it in its habitat. After registration, you will be sent a Zoom link for the class. ​Sign up here.

2. Cruise the Market

Bring the entire ‘ohana to Maui Sunday Market at Kahului Shopping Center, 4-8 pm. Free admission and parking. Treat them to ono foods and fun shopping from local vendors. As a reminder, face masks are required as is social distancing.


3. Pick Up an Enrichment Kit

This Friday, July 17th starting at 3pm pick up an enrichment kit for your child in grades 1-2. Each kit will include a grade-appropriate workbook, healthy snacks, and fun activities. Find your drive-thru distribution center at HTTP://

4. Paddle Imua

Due to public safety concerns and to safeguard the health of paddlers, staff, volunteers and keiki, the 9th annual Paddle Imua will not be going ahead in its traditional manner. Instead, Paddle Imua is going GLOBAL! Organizers have created a unique worldwide challenge to take place on July 17, 18 & 19, 2020 and they invite participants from Maui and across the globe to join for a 10-mile paddle, sail, wing or foil race – on any craft, on any body of water, at any time of day. Virtual participants are also very welcome! This event is a benefit race for children with special needs, so support and sign up here:

5. Adopt a Backpack

Help our Maui students start the school year with the tools they need to succeed. Now accepting backpack and school supplies at Maui Mall from NOW through July 24th! Visit for a list of supplies needed and donate to the following stores: Baskin Robbins, Hawaii Island Creations, Cricket Wireless, and Genki Sushi.