Weekend Guide July 5-7

54th Annual Makawao Rodeo Parade

Saturday, July 6th. The Grand Marshall this year will be Wayne Asue, starting the festivities at 9:00am – 11:00am. The keiki Stick Horse Race at 8:30am.
Several events are taking place. There will be face painting for keiki, Makawao merchants store and window decorating contest, book fair and craft making at the Makawao Library, parade T-shirts for sale at the Makawao History Museum, and Makawao Hongwanji’s annual Rummage Sale.

Maui Friends of the Library  

USED BOOK SALESaturday, JULY 6,  9:30 am – 3 pm at  MAKAWAO PUBLIC LIBRARY   
FREE BOOK for kids! Every youngster at the sale (0-18) gets to choose a free book 
This sale of used books and CDs is conducted by Maui Friends of the Library, and ALL proceeds benefit Maui’s public libraries.  Featuring pre-loved books of all kinds: fiction & non-fiction, kids & adult.  

Every day, Maui Friends of the Library sells used books, DVD’s, CD’s at their three book stores around the island. 100% of the proceeds benefit Maui County’s public libraries: MFoL is a 501(c)3 all-volunteer organization that supports the public libraries of Maui County with funding for programs, library materials, and equipment. For more information about this sale, the organization, and the bookstores: visit the website at www.MFOL.org

Queen Ka’ahumanu Center
877-4325 • www.queenkaahumanucenter.com
275 E. Ka’ahumanu Ave., Kahului

Project Backpack–Equipped to Learn! 
Fri., July 5–Sun., July 7 & Fri., July 12–Sun., July 14
Fri.: 5pm–9pm • Sat.: 9:30am–4:30pm 
Sun.: 10am–5pm
The goal for Project Backpack is to provide new kindergarten students a new backpack with school supplies. Cash, credit card and supply donations can be made at QKC’s Kokua Korner.  The Kiwanis Club of the Valley Isle will deliver to Maui Economic Opportunity keiki entering kindergarten in the fall.

Maui Family YMCA 
242-9007 • www.mauiymca.org

Diabetes Health Fair • All Ages
Saturday, July 6 • 9am–1pm
Join us as we celebrate our 1st Annual Diabetes Health & Wellness Fair!  We will be offering free health screenings, fitness demos, door prizes, and an all-day open house.  Collaboration with other diabetes educators will ensure a day full of fun activities and useful knowledge to live a healthier lifestyle.

Volunteers are needed for Hawai‘i Nature Center’s work day on Maui

Individuals, businesses and civic groups are needed to spruce up Hawai‘i Nature Center’s (HNC) Maui campus that includes site beautification, landscaping and light construction projects. The volunteer work day will take place on the first Saturday of every month. Upcoming dates are July 6, August 3, September 7 and October 5 from 9 am to Noon at 875 ‘Īao Valley Road in Wailuku.

To support this service day, contact Volunteer@HawaiiNatureCenter.org for all of the details. RSVP is required.

The nonprofit organization’s Maui campus in ‘Īao Valley suffered serious flood damage due to heavy rains over the last three years. The clean-up continues to restore the property to best serve the Maui community.

HNC on Maui also seeks donation of the following supplies: forever postage stampsfolding tables and chairs, insect repellent, walkie talkies, waterproof cameras and a wheelbarrow. ContactJeeyun@HawaiiNatureCenter.org to coordinate drop off of donations.


Jazz Maui presents two free concerts in celebration of Independence Day on Thursday, the Fourth of July, beginning at 5pm. The annual “Concert in the Park” featuring the Chop Suey Jazz Orchestra, vocalist Sheryl Renee, and the Maui Community Band takes place on the Lahaina library lawn. Fireworks follow the concert at 8pm.

The Chop Suey Jazz Orchestra is a 26-piece jazz band made up of local musicians, students, and music educators under the direction of Mr. Casey Nagata. Jazz and Blues vocalist Sheryl Renee received the “Presidential Seal of Approval” when selected to perform the national anthem for President Barack Obama in 2009. The Maui Community Band was founded by Lisa Owen in 2003 and today has more than 40 members ranging in ages from 8-78 performing patriotic favorites for this special occasion.

“Jazz at the Shops” takes place at the Outlets of Maui, 900 Front Street, Lahaina, with performances by jazz guitarist Prem Brosio, Jake Thomas Quartet, and the King Kekaulike Na Alii Big Band. The concert is the finale of a day-long celebration that includes food trucks, Aumakua Polynesian Spectacular and face painting by The Party Zone. Visit www.jazzmaui.org for more information.

Maui Ocean Center 
270-7000 • www.mauioceancenter.com

Humpbacks of Hawaii Exhibit & Sphere • Ages 4+
Daily • 10am–4pm
Immerse yourself in the world of Hawaii’s humpback whales at Maui Ocean Center. The new Sphere theater brings guests beneath the ocean’s surface for a 3D virtual encounter with life-sized humpback whales. Explore the exhibit hall to learn about their migration, behaviors, and cultural connection to Hawaii. Adult: $34.95 Senior (ages 65+): $31.95 and Child (ages 4-12): $24.95. Discounts for Hawaii residents and US Military available with valid ID.

Open Ocean Dive Presentation
Daily • 11am–3pm • Open Ocean Exhibit
Learn about the marine life in the 750,000-gallon Open Ocean exhibit. Aquarium divers will share in-depth knowledge about the exhibit’s inhabitants which include schools of giant trevally, stingrays, up to five species of sharks, and more. Included with Aquarium admission.

Story Time & Crafts • Ages 3–12
Hawaiians and the Sea Exhibit 
Saturdays • 11:30am
Maui Ocean Center offers a weekly marine-themed story time and craft hour for children ages 3-12. Included with Aquarium admission.

Science Sundays • Ages 8+
Hawaiians and the Sea
Every Sunday • 11:30am–12:30pm
Do you have a Junior Scientist in your group? Join us for Marine themed hands-on science activities. Recommended ages 8 & up. Complimentary with Aquarium admission.

The Keiki Playhouse
268-7267 • www.thekeikiplayhouse.com
Queen Ka’ahumanu Center, C203

Visit thekeikiplayhouse.com for our summer specials and events.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui 
442-7898 • www.bbbshawaii.org

Open Enrollment for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui School-Based Mentoring Program
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui is located at Kahului Elementary, Wailuku Elementary, Princess Nahienaena Elementary, and Kamehameha Schools. Offering elementary school students the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a caring and responsible mentor (typically a high school student) in a supervised group setting for one hour after school. If you are interested in enrolling as a Little or Big please call (808)442-7898 or e-mail us at shorie@bbbshawaii.org.

Surfing Goat Dairy 
878-2870 • www.surfinggoatdairy.com
3651 Omaopio Rd., Kula

Evening Chore Tour • All Ages
Monday–Saturday • 3:15pm–4:15pm. 
Assist in our evening chores. Learn to hand milk a goat, then help with the evening feedings and learn more about our award-winning cheeses and how they are made. $12 for kids $15 for adult.

Grand Dairy Tour • All Ages
Wednesdays & Saturdays • 9am
A two-hour hands-on visit and tasting experience you will love. Bring your family and friends! Be a goat herder for the day, even try to milk a goat. Includes a tasting of the many different varieties of our cheeses. $25 Reservations required.