With the start of school delayed until August 17th and rising COVID-19 infections, you may be looking at your kids wondering, what can we do now?!!! Here are some safe, fun, and educational ways to spend the weekend.

1. Go on an art hunt

Small Town * Big Art produced a series of amazing public artworks in Wailuku Town. Take the kids on a stroll through town and try to locate and learn about each one. Support local when you can by visiting the shops and food establishments while you’re there.

2. Celebrate Get Into Your Sanctuary Weekend

Experience the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary virtually:
• Tour the visitor centers on Maui & Kaua’i
• Accompany a researcher out on the water
• Learn how to disentangle a whale.

Experience this virtual Facebook Watch Party event streaming on Saturday, August 1, 2020, at 9:00 AM HST / 3:00 PM EST on the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NOAAOfficeofNationalMarineSanctuaries. Patty Miller, HIHW Education Coordinator will be online ready to answer your questions while the Watch Party is taking place.

3. Watch sports. Kinda.

Mulligan’s is hosting their weekly drive-in featuring The Sandlot on Sunday, Aug 2. Food and drinks are available for purchase (no outside food). Doors open at 6:30. The movie begins at about 7:30 (when it’s dark). $15 per car advance tickets on Eventbrite. $25 at the door. https://www.facebook.com/events/771336416971774/

4. Get a new wardrobe

The Maui Family YMCA will be hosting a Clothe Our Community event on Saturday, August 1 between the hours of 11am and 3pm. This event will be held at the main office located at 250 Kanaloa Ave Kahului, HI 96732. This clothing giveaway is FREE and available to anyone in need. All clothes are new and unused, donated by Banana Republic, Old Navy, and Gap. The majority of the donations are adult sizes. There is a small selection of youth clothing as well. If you have any questions regarding this event, contact our Welcome Center at 808-242-9007 or Brian@mauiymca.org.
Guidelines For The Event:

  • Families will be allowed to fill one recyclable tote bag (ie: Walmart bag) with clothes – One bag per participant. Bring your own bag.
  • Only one family member will be allowed into the facility. Due to CDC Guidelines, we will be limiting the amount of people in our facility during the event.
  • Each family will have twenty (20) minutes to select their items.

5. Read Our Latest Issue

OK, we can’t help but share how excited we are for our new issue. With school weighing heavily on everyone’s minds, our back to school Fall Issue features how the classroom can thrive in our gardens, in our kitchens, and in our own homes. We cover issues that matter to us right now due to the pandemic: Exploring birthing options, choosing guardians, and budget tips. Plus a handy Maui Eat Local Guide to make it even easier to support farms and markets. It just arrived and will be distributed this week through schools, grocery stores, and more. You can also flip through it now right here.

Stay safe Maui! Have a wonderful weekend.