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Apply by FEBRUARY 15, 2018 for Summer 2018 KILOHANA

Innovative, four- and five-week Hawaiian culture-based summer math and literacy programs for non-Kamehameha students in the third grade and middle school. Residency requirements vary by program.


Summer courses available at each of our 3 campus locations: • KS Maui: Hālau ‘O Kapikohānaiāmālama • KS Hawai‘i: Hālau Kupukupu Innovations Academy • KS Kapālama Summer School Program details vary by campus.


One-week summer boarding programs providing foundational Hawaiian values and practices through hands-on activities. For non-Kamehameha campus students entering grade 6.

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Kamehameha Schools policy on admissions is to give preference to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law.

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magazine Congratulations to the De La Espriella family – winners of our cover contest! Mahalo to Baby Hawaii Photography & Maui Cyclery



Easter Activities 8 Ways to Say "I Love You" 10 Engaging the Daydreamer 12 Inconsolable Children 14 Social Media Behaviors & Boundaries 16 Raising Conscious Children 18 Language Learning Benefits 20 Bonding with Baby 22 Understanding Your Newborn 24 Toddler Fun on Maui 26 Need Help Paying for Preschool? 28

Maui Family Marketplace 52 Maui Family Magazine Calendar 54 Party Page 71

ALL IN THE OHANA Springtime Fun 30 Listening to Your Own Voice 32 Healthy Eating Habits 34 RIKI’S Drawing Page 35 Creating a Positive Mindset 38 Partner Should Not Be One & Only 40 Let It Go 42 Cure Your Need to Please 44 Prevent Rat Lungworm 46

OUR TEENS Maui District Television 48


EDITORS Patrick Shipman Nicole Shipman Jennifer Poppy Rukhsanna Guidroz Smita Khatri Emmanuelle Betham SALES Nicole Shipman call 573-2731 or email For editorial info call 573-2731 or email Graphic Design Alexa Lasco For Calendar Submissions email We at Maui Family Magazine want to inform, celebrate and participate in the nurturing and guidance of Maui’s children. We explore ways for parents to spend quality time with their children while also giving them information on health, safety and education. Maui Family Magazine is printed quarterly as Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter editions. No part of this magazine may be reproduced in part or in whole without the written permission of the publisher. All submitted materials become the property of Maui Family Magazine. Mahalo! Copyright 2018 All Rights Reserved.

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Kula Country Farms, a fourth generation farm, known for their strawberries, local produce, fall pumpkin patch, and other farm related events.

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Located on Kula Hwy. across from Rice Park Monday – Friday: 9am–5pm Saturday: 9am–4pm • Closed SUNDAY Fresh Fruits, Flowers, & Vegetables Farm Animals • AND MORE!! Follow us on Facebook: Kula Country Farms Follow us on Instagram: kulacountryfarms


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Our Keiki NEWS • TRENDS • TIPS Easter Activities “Easter Egg Hunts: proof your child can find things when they really want to.” Easter celebrations often include attending a church service, enjoying a potluck, and participating in a classic Easter egg hunt. Here are some more Easter activities you can enjoy with your family and friends: Build Easter egg towers. Pile plastic Easter eggs on a flat surface. Then have the kids see how many egg halves they can stack. The tallest stack wins! Create art. Fill boiled egg shells (emptied of egg) with paint and toss them at a canvas. Colorful works of art can be created in just minutes! Play the guessing game. Fill plastic Easter eggs with different items, such as popcorn kernels in one, jelly beans in another, coins in another, etc. Ask the players to guess what is inside each egg. Whoever guesses the most eggs correctly, wins. Go on a glow-in-the-dark egg hunt. Place flameless tea light candles (along with a treat) inside jumbo-sized Easter eggs. Wait until dark, then turn on the flameless tea lights. Let the fun begin after sunset.

Play the jelly bean pickup game. Give each player a small bowl full of jelly beans and a straw. Players suck through the straw to pick up one jelly bean at a time, and then transfer it into another bowl. The winner is the player with the most jelly beans in his or her bowl at the end of one minute. Visit the Easter bunny. Check with the shopping centers on Maui, as they often host the Easter bunny for photos each spring. Surprise each other with confetti Easter eggs. Fill emptied eggshells with confetti and glitter, then tape tissue paper to cover the opening. Crush the confetti eggs over each other’s heads for good luck (or just for fun!). For a more environment-friendly option, fill the eggs with birdseed. JP

Do you want to pick your own basket of fresh, juicy strawberries? Kula Country Farms is hosting its annual Strawberry U-pick patch, and everyone is invited! It’s Strawberry season! The strawberries are planted and will be ready to be picked at the end of February. Can’t get any fresher than that! The farm has also scheduled fun weekend activities and a special Easter event on Saturday, April 19th. There may even be a special Easter egg hunt for the kids. Bring your entire family for a fun day of strawberry picking anytime from the end of February until early June!


Spend time exploring the Children’s Garden with lots of garden games including a 7-hole farm golf with miniature replicas of Kula landmarks that tell you a story of how the island's diversity has influenced Hawaii’s agriculture. The food trailer will also be open for business selling strawberry shortcake, strawberry lemonade, and many more strawberry desserts. The farm stand also has jams, sauces, fresh produce and more for sale. Kula Country Farms is located on Kula Highway, across from Rice Park, past mile marker 13.

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Our Keiki I LOVE YOU

Ways to Say “I Love You” to Your Kids “Let me love you a little more before you’re not little anymore.” -Michelle Thevenot During this time of year, we are reminded to show our love for one another by celebrating Valentine’s Day. But we need to continue showing love to our kids throughout the year. While elaborate displays of generosity and kindness are great, it is the little, everyday actions that matter the most. In the book The 5 Love Languages of Children, author Gary Chapman explains that we all have a primary “love language”; and as parents, ours may differ from our children’s. By discovering what speaks to our children, we are able to better show them our love. According to Chapman, the five love languages include words of affirmation, acts of service, affection, quality time, and gifts. As you consider creative ways to show your children love, think about which “language” speaks to them the most. Is it quality time? If so, play a board game or basketball game together. Is it words of affirmation? You could write a sweet note for your children to find in their lunchbox. Is it acts of service? Perhaps bring your son or daughter a refreshing

drink, just because. When we take the time to discover what speaks to our children’s hearts, it becomes less of a struggle to figure out how to show them our love. April Risinger, Maui mother of three, shared that she tries to carve out one-on-one time with each child. “Playing chess or watching an old favorite movie with my 8-year-old while the babies nap, and baking cookies with my toddler and playing with the bubble machine with my baby, are some of the ways I spend time with them individually.” Showing love beyond Valentine’s Day with consistent intentionality will make a huge impact in your children’s lives. JP


The Party of the Year will get back to its roots with a night of barbecue, entertainment, and cowboy couture at the old Haleakala Ranch Racetrack in Makawao. Benefitting Carden’s academic and enrichment programs and supporting tuition assistance for students, this paniolo-themed fundraiser will include live and silent auctions featuring

everything from ski trips and activities to catered dinners and art. Patrons kick up their heels to live music by Country Knights, enjoy a no-host bar and fabulous barbecue dinner prepared by Three’s Catering. The fun continues with a pie baking contest, carnival games, and more. The event starts at 5 p.m. on April 21. Tickets are on sale now. Carden Academy of Maui is an independent, Pre-K through 8th grade school in Pukalani committed to educating the whole child through a balance of academic excellence, character development, and enrichment through the arts in a nurturing, small classroom setting. For more information about Carden or the Jamboree, call 573-6651 or visit

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Engaging the Daydreamer: Thinking Out of the Box


f you have a daydreamer in your family, count yourself lucky! Daydreamers are able to tune out noise and hang in their own personal space for as long as they are allowed. This is a talent in today’s busy, media-centric world. However, in social situations such as school, where being actively involved is required, how can we keep daydreamers engaged in the task at hand? While many dreamers are creative and bright children, it may be challenging for them to get work done during the school day, pay attention to the teacher and turn in homework. Here are a few tips to re-engage the daydreamer: Consider if your child is getting enough time to play quietly on his own. With regular quiet time, daydreamers are more likely to exhibit time management and problem solving abilities. Quiet time also fosters creativity, self-confidence and independence. The opportunity to drive their own play without compromising for the benefit of a group, nurtures daydreamers on a deep level. Outside activities like swimming, art, theater or playing an instrument can help with concentration skills and provide avenues for self-expression. When dream mode time is satisfied, the classroom environment becomes easier. Discuss note taking with your child’s teacher. Writing down basic words or pictures describing what the teacher says, can be helpful. That way your child may be lost, but can continue to focus on the teacher or task at hand.

Seating your daydreamer child toward the front of the classroom or off to the side, may be helpful. By being in the middle of the action, his thoughts may be less likely to wander. Encourage your child to ask the teacher questions during instructional time. Look for opportunities to connect with and listen to your child one-on-one, whether it’s while driving in the car or being engaged in a creative process like cooking or baking. Knowing that you are interested in her thoughts may help her feel less inclined to drift off. Embracing your child’s nature and helping him create a positive learning environment can be a healing step in a possibly challenging situation. We are a world of diverse learners, and the key to success is exploring our options in the classroom and at home. RG

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The Most Powerful Response When Your Child is Inconsolable BY KIEGAN BLAKE, O.T.


he first thing to realize when your child is inconsolable is that he is overwhelmed. Your response might be to problem-solve, offering options to feel better, however your child won’t likely be available even to your best idea. Avoid the temptation to “distract” your child from his emotions. Part of his developmental journey is to feel the full range of his emotions robustly and to be able to recover from them. The best thing you can do is to be present, sitting with your child in the “puddle” of her emotion. Specifically, being in close proximity, little to no verbiage and offering comfort through touch if your child seeks it. This can take a short time or quite a long time. Physiologically, when your child is in an overload state, she is simply not available for talking things out or problem solving. In fact, words will likely escalate your child’s emotion. Big emotions are so overwhelming and your child needs to experience her emotion getting smaller and moving to a calm state. Helping your child to calm applies even when he has done something wrong. You still want to help him learn to calm in order for him to be able to process with you what happened! Here are some other specific strategies to support your child to self-calm:

• Little to no talking from you; wait until she initiates and then respond with empathy “yeah, this is tricky” • Deep breaths are the fastest way to help your body calm, so you can model taking slow deep breaths while beside your child • Once your child has started to calm, drinking something will further help to regulate your child’s breathing • If your child is calm enough to drink, offer a snack; continue to be present • Once your child is calm, it still may be too soon to go back and reflect on the situation (your child may go back to being inconsolable) so you can offer to “check-in” about it later in the day • Later, with a drawing medium such as a large white board, paper, sand, you can offer to draw out what happened as your child narrates it to you • You can then discuss if she liked the way it turned out and problem-solve other options together. If your child needs to repair the situation with a peer then you can plan that out too. Congratulations! You have supported your child to tolerate his big emotion, to self-calm, to be reflective about his actions and to problem solve, all important life long skills. Kiegan Blake is an Occupational Therapist, Behavioral Specialist and Director of Maui Center For Child Development. For more information, please call (808) 873-7700 or visit

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Help your child develop Friendship Skills through fun, small group, social activities. Your child will learn to read non-verbal cues, hold social conversations, be flexible and negotiate. We customize our curriculum for the kids in each group and use Thinking Social™, SuperFlex™ & DIRFloortime™ activities & approaches.

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Therapists Trained in Behavioral Interventions & Self Regulation strategies for the child and family. Help your child learn to build Communication and Coping skills. Parents learn to create positive behavioral momentum for lasting change. Learn from our Expert Therapist while having Fun! About Kiegan Blake, OTR/L, M.A. Ed. Kiegan has been an Occupational Therapist for over 20 years and opened the Maui Center for Child Development in 2003. She works with families statewide providing assessment, direct therapy as well as consultation for home and school programs. She has been providing mentorship & trainings to professionals in Hawaii, nationally, and internationally.

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Teaching Social Media Behavior & Boundaries As our children start using social media, it is vital for them to be prepared with proper training for their behavior and boundaries online. One idea is to create a written agreement between you both regarding their online interactions. Below are a few ideas on what you may want to include: • Understand that what you post online does not disappear. Never post anything online that you do not want the whole world to know. • Keep your personal information private, such as your real name, age, address, phone number, etc. • Don’t ask others for their personal information. • Get an adult if anything inappropriate pops up. • Don’t click on inappropriate pop-ups or ads. • Understand that your parents can see everything you access online. • Promise to not cyberbully, and report any cyberbullying to your parents. • Never say anything negative about a person online. • Never discuss a disagreement with someone online. If you know the person in real life, then discuss your issue face to face, not over social media.

• Ask permission before posting photos of others. • Never agree to meet in person with someone you “meet” online. In addition to a written agreement, teaching good social media behavior goes hand in hand with being a good citizen, where the truth of “do unto others as you would have them do unto you” is essential. Encourage your children to “THINK” and ask themselves if what they are posting is: “True,” “Helpful,” “Inspiring,” “Necessary” and “Kind.” Bridgett Parker, Maui mom of two and blogger at bridgettlovesmaui.wordpress. com, reminds her children: “You never know who is watching what you post online. So just like in real life, be polite and say nice things, or don’t say anything at all. Once it’s out on the web, it’s there for the world to see. Be pono.” JP

Pu’u Kukui Elementary School PTSA’s Spring Fling SATURDAY, APRIL 14TH // 2PM–6PM // 3700 KEHALANI MAUKA PKWY, WAILUKU Please join us at Pu`u Kukui Elementary School for the 4th Annual Spring Fling! Each year the PTSA hosts this exciting fundraiser, open to the Maui community. There will be grade-level games ($1 per ticket – each game is 1 ticket to play), prize booths, bounce houses, face painting, ono food trucks, vendors, entertainment, an amazing silent auction and more! *If you pre-purchase 20 tickets you receive 5 for free. Stay tuned for more details on parking, shuttles, and fun additions to the event. All money raised benefits individual grade levels and the Pu`u Kukui PTSA. Admission is free. For more information, please visit or email We hope to see you all there!

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Department of Water Supply’s Annual Poster & Video Contests 9th Annual Water Conservation Poster Contest The Department of Water Supply is currently holding its 9th Annual Water Conservation Poster Contest open to all Maui County students from grades K through 8, and 2nd Annual Source Water Protection Video Contest for high school students in public, private and home-schools. The Water Conservation Poster Contest is designed to encourage our young artists to express their own ideas in relation to the chosen theme. We invite students to use their artistic talents to celebrate drinking water and to promote water conservation. “Use Water Wisely” is this year’s theme. Roughly the same amount of water exists on earth today as when it first formed on the planet. Our community’s increased demand for water and periods of drought make it critical that we all do our part to conserve water. Winning entries will be featured in the Department of Water Supply’s Water Conservation Calendar for 2019.

2nd Annual Source Water Protection Video Contest The Source Water Protection Video Contest is open to all Maui County high school students from Grades 9-12. The purpose of this contest is to provide our youth (in a group of 3 or 4 or individual) with an opportunity to learn about source water protection and to utilize their creative talents to produce a 1.5 minutes to 3 minutes long video showcasing the importance of protecting our ground and surface water sources, which our residents and visitors depend on for drinking water and other important uses. The theme for this year is “Clean Water, Everyone’s Business”. Entry forms and contest rules and guidelines are available at www.mauiwater. org. Entries must be received by March 16, 2018. For inquiries, please call 463-3110.

Color Festival Hawaii SUNDAY, APRIL 1ST // 1PM–5PM MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER On Easter Sunday, April 1st, Imua Family Services will host the first annual Color Festival Hawaii.  Color festivals originated in India and are an ancient traditional festival which celebrates inclusion and diversity of life along with the arrival of spring and the passing of winter. In recent years, Color Festivals have spread around the world, from New Zealand to Europe and the United States, and have evolved into music festivals and include the throwing of powdered colors. Color Run 5k races have also gained in popularity. Imua’s Color Festival promises to be an exciting and unique island event with great bands, DJ’s and live performers suitable

for the whole family. Admission for children 5 & under is free. This family-friendly event will take place at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center from 1pm to 5pm. Tickets will be on sale at MACC box office February 1.

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Raising Conscious Children


“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. The archer...bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.” -Kahlil Gibran (Prophet/Poet, 1923) This sentiment echoes the wishes and hard work I see in each parent and caregiver I encounter. We do our best to teach, prepare, and eventually launch empathetic, loving, earth and soul conscience children into the world. Guided by morals, traditions, rules, and our behavior, we imprint on our children exactly what we expect and hope for their future. In a world inundated with technological distractions, an epidemic of bullying, and selfaggrandizement, what are we missing? How do we help to develop more awakened, mindful beings in the upcoming generations? Here are a few suggestions: • Modeling. What behavior do we display and is there a discrepancy in what we do and what we hope our children will replicate? Are we empathetic, selfless, and present most of the time? Do we speak badly about others, lie, or not follow through with our word? What are we teaching our young about being an adult? • Being Open. Carl Jung, the father of humanistic psychology, proved that it is by being open, non-judgmental and treating others with unconditional positive regard that others feel most connected and open with us. Can our children come to us with absolutely anything without shame or guilt, and still hold

our love? • Balance. Living a life of balance teaches our children what we value most. Do we prioritize time with them? Do we offer enough one-onone open dialogue, eye-contact and affection that help children thrive and raise their sense of self-worth and understanding of who they are? Finally, for children with extreme moods, psychological issues or learning disabilities, providing a holistic approach through counseling and biofeedback can benefit. Children with such issues can and do learn to self-regulate, overcome their difficulties and excel in school and interpersonal relationships. Reflecting on Gibran’s poetry, we are the bows, and how far and swift our children go depends on us. Stephanie Garcia, MA, BCN holds a Master’s of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy and is a Board Certified Neurofeedback Specialist. She is an accredited member of the Hawaii Association of Biofeedback and currently works in private practice. For more information please visit

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Sacred Hearts School Excellence in Education. Foundations for Life.

• ELC–8 Education • WASC & WCEA Accreditation • Signature Fieldtrips • Experienced teachers make learning fun Enrollment for the 2018–2019 school year begins January 15th for current students and February 1st for new students To learn more about our school, please visit or call our school office at 808-6614720 to schedule a tour today!

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The Benefits of Learning Languages at a Young Age BY EMMANUELLE BETHAM


oung children learn everything fast, and the benefits of learning languages are undeniable. Scientists have observed positive physical changes in the brain structure when stimulated by language learning at an early age. Speaking more than one language helps develop elocution and pronunciation, rhythm, expression, memory, and many life skills such as logic, problem solving, critical thinking, awareness, creativity, objectivity, tolerance, relativity, resilience and adaptability. Evidently, these ‘soft’ skills result in better academic achievement. Contrary to popular belief, a child does not need to master English first before learning another language. Learning a foreign language does not inhibit the primary language, but enhances and improves it. So if a child struggles with his/her mother tongue, learning an ‘extra’ language will not add

complications but will more likely provide the support needed to overcome initial language difficulties. Therefore, one does not need to be a ‘natural’ at learning languages in order to benefit from the exercise of switching from one language to another. Each language is like a code that we operate to achieve something we want or need. For example, when a child wants an ice cream, they will quickly learn the words they need to ask for it. In a classroom setting, language acquisition is more natural, easier and faster, when language is used for a purpose of interest to the learner. Language needs to be taught with the learner in mind, making sure it enables them to achieve their goal or follow a genuine interest, even if that is just to have fun. This is how children learn. Emmanuelle Betham teaches French and English as a Second Language to children and adults, and helps English native speakers improve their self-confidence for oral performance and successful communication. Email or call (808) 7403021 for more information.

Montessori Spring Parent Education Events WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7TH & THURSDAY, APRIL 19TH// 4:30PM–6PM // 2933 BALDWIN AVE., MAKAWAO Montessori School of Maui, located at 2933 Baldwin Avenue in Makawao, is pleased to announce two upcoming Parent Education Events that are open to all families on Maui. The first event on Wednesday, March 7th, 4:30-6:00 PM, Learning Differences: Toddlers to Teens, with Dr. Ellen Caringer, PhD, who will discuss how adults may identify and understand learning differences among children. Dr. Caringer will share the latest helpful information for how you can support your children. Q & A to follow lecture.

The second event on Thursday, April 19th, 4:30-6:00 PM, Montessori’s Cosmic Education: Exploring History & Geography, is an interactive event for parents to engage in the Montessori methodology of learning. Parents will be introduced to Maria Montessori’s expansive style of teaching that began with learning about the concept and history of the Universe. For more information, visit

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Providing a comprehensive curriculum for children th 18 months through 8 Grade

We are now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year.

Our Montessori program is uniquely designed to stimulate critical thinking skills, cultivate inquisitive minds, develop leadership skills, instill a life-long love of learning and cultivate the unique potential of every student.

To schedule a personal tour contact Sue Schmidt, Admissions Director, at 573-7568 or The Montessori School of Maui is a non-profit organization. We are a non-denominational, co-educational school enrolling and providing education to children without regard to race, nationality, gender, ethnic origin or religious beliefs.

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Baby Keiki NEWS • TRENDS • TIPS Bonding with Baby “A baby fills a place in your heart you never knew was empty.” -Author Unknown Bonding with your baby is a foundational need for your baby’s development and wellbeing. The bonding process begins in the womb. For example, as a mother caresses her growing tummy, the baby responds to her touch with kicks and movement. This physical response shared between the two, invokes a natural bond. Fathers can also grow their bond with a baby before birth, as they talk to the baby and feel for its kicks. In an article on, Caron B. Goode states: “Touch and movement provide the growing child with awareness and the innate knowledge that she is alive. This awareness will follow her through birth and into the world where touch will continue to play a key role in her development.” In addition to bonding with your baby before birth, once he or she arrives you can continue strengthening your bond in the following ways: • Provide skin-to-skin contact. • Sing lullabies. • Smile at your baby often.

Kamehameha Schools Annual Ho’olaule’a SATURDAY, APRIL 21ST // 9AM–3PM 270 ‘A’APUEO PARKWAY, PUKALANI

• Talk to your baby about everything. Describe what you are doing. Point out colors and shapes and sizes. • Feed your baby often, holding him or her closely. • Respond promptly to your baby’s cries. • Say “I love you” often to your baby. • Wear your baby around the house or as you run errands. • Read bedtime stories together. • Play with your baby. • Spend time in nature together. • Give your baby soothing baths. As your baby matures into a toddler, the bonding continues through listening to him or her, spending time playing games together, taking picnics to the beach together, giving hugs, and always telling your child you love him or her. Your unconditional love and support will create a bond that will last for years to come. JP

Kamehameha Schools will host its annual Ho’olaule’a on April 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Pukalani. Ho’olaule’a is a local style, family fun event that offers great food, entertainment, and crafts and games for the keiki (children). Shop for unique items from local vendors, a Country Store, the Blue and White Rummage, and the awesome Silent Auction! Funds raised from the event support enrichment programs that are not funded by the school. The 2017 event supported the Hawaiian Ensemble’s trip to New Zealand, the high school Spring trip to Japan, Middle School incentive programs, the Elementary and Middle School Robotic teams, and other activities. There is something for everyone so hele mai (come), join us at the 14th Annual Ho’olaule’a! FREE and open to the public. Lots of free parking. For more information call (808) 572-3100.

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Understanding Your Newborn BY JADE HOLTER


hile babies cannot speak, they have many ways of communicating. Some of their behavior cues are clear, while others are not so easy to interpret and can easily be missed. With a little observation, parents can learn to recognize their baby’s cues, and gain confidence in their ability to soothe and care for their newborns. Infant behaviors that indicate readiness for interaction are called engagement cues. “Let’s play” signals include: staring intently at your face while holding your gaze, following your voice and tracking your face, smiling, using calm body movements and having a relaxed facial expression. Infants move between behavior states quickly. Behaviors that indicate a need for less stimulation are called disengagement cues. “I need something to be different” signals include: baby looks away, eyes open and close, sneezes, agitated movements and fussiness. Crying signals that an infant’s limits have been reached. Babies go through cycles of light and deep sleep, and both types are important for your baby’s developmental growth. Light sleep can

be recognized in babies when you see their eyes flutter, facial expressions change, smiles, and body twitches. This sleep stimulates your baby’s brain and is associated with processing and storing information. An infant sleep cycle starts with light sleep, then after about 20 minutes moves into deep sleep. Deep sleep is a good time to lay your baby down. Signs of deep sleep include: arms and legs are relaxed and floppy, little to no body movement, and staying asleep with loud noises. Deep sleep is restorative and gives your baby the energy to process information. Newborns need to feed often and have many cues to signal that they are hungry. These cues include: licking lips and sticking tongue out, sucking on hands, and moving face and mouth around (rooting reflex). Crying is a late cue, as it is usually much easier to feed your baby when he is calm. Having a baby can be a very exciting yet overwhelming time. As you get to know your baby, you will recognize her unique language and be able to intuitively respond to her needs. Jade Holter is a certified postpartum doula and certified lactation educator who works island wide making house calls for families with newborn babies.  For more information contact Jade at 808-280-0505 or

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Toddler Fun on Maui Maui is one of the world’s most sought after destinations. Its family-friendly activities offer countless hours of fun for toddlers and adults alike. Brianna McLain, Maui mother of two, shared her experience with raising toddlers on Maui: “Let them wander and explore a fun and safe beach or hike area. Our favorites with toddlers have been Upcountry Maui, and any beach with driftwood to imagine and play with.” Another Maui mom, April Risinger, said that she is “really looking forward to Aloha Hui Park opening in January at Keopuolani Park.” She also shared that “going to the gym helps break up the days with toddlers and refreshes me, too!” In addition to these ideas, below are more ways to have fun with your toddler on Maui: • Visit Maui Tropical Plantation. • Check out the Surfing Goat Dairy Farm. • Enjoy the Wailea Coastal Walk. • Visit a local playground with age-appropriate play equipment. • Join a mommy group. Tutu and Me and M.O.P.S. (Mothers of Preschoolers) are just two of the many mommy and me groups on Maui. • Visit the local library’s Toddler Hour each week. • Participate in an art class. Monkeypod Art & Creative Studio offers various classes for children of all ages.

• Go seashell hunting together at the beach. • Visit Iao Valley and explore the gardens. • Invite other toddler friends over for a fun kiddie dance party. • Take a toddler swim class at the public pool. • Explore the Maui Ocean Center. • Attend an outdoor family movie night at a local venue. • Watch a children’s movie together at a theater. • Visit Haleakala National Park. • Visit Leilani Farm Sanctuary. • Visit the Maui Humane Society and play with the animals. • Go rainbow hunting and see how many you can find. • Take a drive Upcountry and stop for a treat at a local cafe. • Take surf lessons together. JP

E Ho’olele Lupe Kakou! Let’s Fly Kites SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH & SUNDAY, APRIL 29TH 9AM–3PM // HUI NO’EAU CAMPUS Bring the family and learn the story and origins of ho‘olele lupe (kite flying) from its conception and invention by Maui, the kupua and clever trickster who is credited throughout Polynesia for inventing the craft and practice! Students will examine traditional Hawaiian kite frame designs and construct their own kite using ‘ohe (bamboo) and various lashing techniques. Everyone will finish kites by stamping traditional and contemporary kapa designs onto pelon, mounting their fabric to frames, tying the pola (tail), affixing the bridal and kite

string and then…we’ll fly your lupe! E ho‘olele lupe kakou! Let’s fly kites! Interested students can register online at This workshop is made possible with support from the Hawai’i Tourism Authority with visiting artists Kumula’au & Haunani Sing (Ages 10+).

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he Preschool Open Doors (POD) program is a statewide child care program that provides subsidies to eligible low- and moderate-income families to pay preschool tuition for up to one year at any of the state’s licensed 431 preschools. The POD subsidy provides children whose families might otherwise not be able to afford preschool the opportunity to gain essential skills to be successful in school and in life. The program is operated by the Department of Human Services. To qualify, your family must meet these requirements:  A) Age of Child: Priority will be for children born between August 1, 2013–July 31, 2014 who are underserved or at-risk children. Families whose children were born between August 1, 2013 and July 31, 2014 are eligible to apply for POD services. 

B) Gross family Income within allowable income limits: Families are income-ranked on a sliding scale to ensure funds are distributed to those most in need. If eligible, you may still have to pay some monthly preschool costs.   For the 2018–19 POD year, the Department has $11.6 million for POD subsidies. Applications must be received at the PATCH POD office during an open application period to be considered for POD services. Your child’s assistance may begin July 2018 or later, depending on your preschool’s start date, and continue through June 2019. Your child may attend any DHS licensed preschool, group child care center, or group child care home you select. Applications will be accepted through Thursday, March 29, 2018 at the PATCH POD office for the POD year beginning in July 2018. For more information or to request an application, please contact the POD office, PATCH, toll-free at 1-800-746-5620 or Applications will also be available from January 2, 2018 through March 29, 2018 for downloading at http://

Let’s Go to the Keiki Fest! SATURDAY, APRIL 14TH // 11:00AM–4:00PM // GREAT LAWN @ UHMC The Kiwanis Club of the Valley Isle and its partners invite you to celebrate our keiki on Saturday, April 14, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. The Keiki Fest is an annual event held at the Great Lawn of the University of Hawaii-Maui College. This annual event promotes a positive, safe and healthy environment for Maui’s Keiki. It is a fun-filled, family event with FREE games, prizes, Keiki I.D., jumping castles, activities, and entertainment. Low cost food will be available for purchase and there will be vendors with keiki-related items and non-profit organizations. Selected children will have the opportunity to participate in the Bike Safety program to learn and practice safe bicycling skills. To find out how you may participate, be a sponsor or need more info on this event, call Vanessa at 250-2777 or email:

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Springtime Fun “In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” -Margaret Atwood The sun is warmer, the skies are clearer, and the days are a bit longer. Take advantage of all that springtime has to offer, with some of these fun activities. Discover Seeds. Help your children identify which foods they eat that contain seeds. First, gather various foods such as cucumbers, grapes, pecans, sunflower seeds, strawberries, kiwi, sugar snap peas, pumpkin seeds and corn. Help them discover where the seeds are located in these foods, discuss which seeds are more difficult to find, and talk about why they can eat some seeds but not others. Plant Flowers. Spring is a wonderful time to get outside and dig in the dirt with your children. Pick up seeds or small floral plants at the local nursery, and have fun together preparing the soil or pots for the plants. You can talk about the various shapes, colors and textures of the flowers. Go on a Nature Walk. Maui offers countless free excursions to explore nature with your children. Have them bring along a journal and pencils to sketch discoveries and make notes from what they see on the walk.

Go Stargazing. Stay up past sunset with your children and go stargazing together. Find an app that explains where constellations and planets are located. Dance in the Rain. Grab some rainboots and stomp in puddles together for a refreshing outdoor activity. Make a Smoothie Bowl. Let your children select which fruits and toppings will go in their smoothie bowls. Blend it for them and let them top it with coconut flakes, seeds, banana slices and more! Play Tag. Create an outlet for some of your children’s energy by playing a game of tag together. Warning! Giggles may ensue and slow you down. JP

Help the Maui Humane Society celebrate Freddie the Tortoise’s 15th birthday at a Birthday Party and Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be two separate Easter egg hunts–the first for keiki 5 and under at 11 a.m., and the second for kids 6 and older immediately after. You’ll have a chance to meet Freddie and all his friends! The Society’s best-behaved shelter dogs will be cruising the event, and you can also meet the adoptable cats and get to know the critters. Catch Freddie digging into his very own tortoisefriendly birthday cake! Cake (for people) will be served immediately after the egg hunt. The event will also feature a keiki zone with coloring, crafts and other fun activities!


Please bring your own basket for the egg hunt. Hidden eggs will be empty and redeemable for candy so that every participant gets candy. Don’t miss this fun, FREE event for all ages. It will be a blast!

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What Matters to You: Listening to Your Own Voice “Be who you are and say what you feel. Because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” -Dr. Seuss According to the Oxford dictionary, an opinion is a view or judgment formed about something that is not necessarily based on fact or knowledge. There can be as many different opinions on this planet as there are people. We make internal judgments about clothes, grooming, physical appearance, behavior, language and life choices; and we do it all the time. But before you take someone else’s opinion to heart and adopt it as your own, it’s important to discern. Answering the following questions may help you gain clarity: 1. Do you admire this person? Do they have a healthy self-image? Do you love what they are all about? 2. Does this person see your authentic self? Do they support your growth as a human being and accept where you are on your journey? 3. Does this person’s taste resonate with you? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it’s still in your best interest to move forward carefully and consciously. Choosing the people

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who you allow to influence you, and whose judgments you take to heart, is never to be taken lightly. Be on alert if you are an empathetic or a deeply sensitive person. You may be vulnerable to molding yourself to those around you, and what they think and need. Most importantly, listen to your own voice. Only you can feel and pursue your personal truth while honoring it in those you love as well. It’s what unconditional love is all about. Choosing to purely listen to opinions can have some value. But aligning with your true calling, even when it means disregarding others’ opinions, will give you the peace and satisfaction of knowing that you followed your divine purpose and inspired others to do the same. RG

Maui Dream Day helps parents make “dreams come true” for children living on or visiting Maui. They can assist you in turning your special day or celebration into a “dream come true.” Founder and Dream Maker Darby Gill started A Keiki’s Dream over 25 years ago, which led child-directed dream days for children in crisis who live on Maui. No one knows more about all the activities available here on Maui, and he is now helping all children. In helping to set up “Dream Days” for children on Maui, Maui Dream Day ensures that a child-directed and child-centered experience fits everyone’s needs and desires. Whether it is to save you precious time or to offer the expertise that you need, they can recommend options, assist with booking, or organize the entire dream experience. They are the best children’s concierge service on Maui. There is no charge to contact them and talk story about what is available. Visit them online at

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Healthy Eating Habits “To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.” -François de La Rochefoucauld


ealthy eating habits make many New Year’s resolution lists, but many also find it challenging to stick with after a few weeks. However, by taking the steps to improve your and your family’s health through eating foods that nourish, you create an environment in which your children can understand the importance and experience the benefits of good nutrition. Training your children to eat healthy foods begins at an early age, ideally. Sometimes it can be difficult to get a toddler to eat his or her vegetables and fruits. If you share in this struggle, Brianna McLain, Maui mother of two, has an idea for getting her toddlers to try healthy food: “Put a vegetable (or two) down first,

before they eat anything else for their meal. Even if they don’t like it, have them take a bite and eventually they will get used to the flavor and having some greens before their main meal. And try different kinds of preparations. I could not believe my kids were loving a raw kale salad I found at the grocery store when I offered it to them!” More ideas for encouraging the whole family to eat healthy foods include: educating your children on where food comes from, letting them participate in the shopping and preparation process, sharing roasted vegetables with them, keeping healthy snacks handy when you are running errands, and creating a healthy self-serve snack drawer in the refrigerator with chopped veggies and fruits in snack-sized bags. By simplifying the food preparation process and by modeling healthy eating, your children will learn the importance of nourishing their bodies with good foods. JP

25TH Annual Haiku Ho’olaule’a & Flower Festival SATURDAY, APRIL 14TH // 9AM–4PM // HAIKU ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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An Annual Community Festival Celebrating the Past, Present, and Future of Haiku. The 25th Annual Haiku Ho’olaule’a and Flower Festival will be held Saturday, April 14, 2018, at the Haiku Elementary School in Haiku, Maui. Come spend the day in Haiku and enjoy fabulous live entertainment, artisan marketplace, culinary delights from local restaurants and the Haiku PTA, the famous Haiku Bake Sale, one of the largest and most unique silent auctions on Maui, floral design and lei making contests, Haiku historical display, book swap, growers market, and much more. There will be plenty of activities for the keiki to enjoy including face painting, the Digital Bus Maui (a Mobile Science & Technology Education Laboratory), Aqua Balls, carnival games, a cake walk, bubble station, Hawaiian crafts, the one and only Mauisaurus Miniature Golf. The Festival strives to be eco-friendly, so please bring your own plates, silverware, and shopping bags if possible. The event is free and benefits Haiku Elementary School, Haiku Community Association, and Boys & Girls Club Maui-Haiku.

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illie Nelson said, “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” This doesn’t sound like rocket science, so how do you flip the switch? Changing your tune can start first thing in the morning. Set the tone by starting your day with positive affirmations, and refuse to let negative thoughts arise. If they do, go back to repeating your affirmation or statement. For example, “Today will be an awesome day.” You’ll be surprised how much your day improves. Focus on good things, however small they are. This is not a perfect world so when you encounter obstacles throughout the day, focus on what’s going right – no matter how insignificant it may seem. Stuck in traffic? Turn on your favorite podcast. Express gratitude for things in your life that you take for granted. Being thankful opens up the heart and serves as a reminder that life is nothing short of a miracle. Have an attitude of gratitude throughout your day. Find a friend in humor. In your darkest moments, allow yourself to experience humor. Just lost your job? Watch a comedy or read a funny book.

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Turn off your inner critic. Yes, the one with a loud voice with nothing but negative words. These words can turn into internalized feelings that lead to an inaccurate view of yourself. Drop: I’m terrible at this! Try: I’ll be better at this after I practice. Focus on the present – not on today, but rather, this exact moment. If you received an unwanted criticism from a close friend, forget it. Don’t run over it five minutes later, an hour later, the next morning, etc. Instead, focus on the present moment. In most situations, you’ll find it’s not as bad as you imagine it to be. Surround yourself with positive people. Their positive mindset will sink in and affect your own thoughts, which then will impact the words you choose, which then can impact your community. Almost anybody can cultivate a positive attitude. Positive thinking offers compounding returns, so the more often you practice it, the more benefits you will reap. We’re all tested by circumstances beyond our control. Our power lies in the control we have over our reaction to those situations. RG Celebrate Pacific Whale Foundation’s Maui Whale Festival with a fun filled day of live music, keiki activities, education, food trucks and a Made on Maui marketplace. This community event is FREE of charge and will be held at the Maui Harbor Shops on February 18th from 11am-4pm. There will be live music featuring Eric Gilliom, The Banana Slug String Band, Haiku Hillbillys, and  DJ Teddy Rux! Experience up close encounters with some of Hawai‘i’s marine animals at the Critter Station hosted by the Maui Ocean Center. There will also be fun giveways, keiki activities and games to play.

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Why Your Partner Should Not Be Your One & Only


any people spend a lot of time and energy searching for their partner in life. Once committed, what happens when that person becomes the object of their attention 24/7? Is it beneficial to make your partner your one and only? We are individual beings creating our own life journey, and forming our identity as someone else’s “other half” could be a problem. For instance, if you rely on your partner to provide you with everything you need, in times of trouble you may find you have no one else to turn to. This doesn’t mean you should make friends just for this purpose, but having a group of friends in whom you can confide can give you the breath of fresh air you need. You can then return to your partner with a lighter, reinvigorated energy. Stepping away from the main person or relationship in your life can help you appreciate them more. Taking time out allows you space

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and time to reflect on what you have. This can be especially helpful when you are experiencing challenges in that particular relationship. Having interests outside of your relationship can make you a more well-rounded, grounded and interesting person. Consider taking a class such as yoga or ceramics, or anything that brings you joy. At the end of the day, when you’re reunited with your partner, you can share that spark with them. You may be surprised to see their face light up as they see you as an active, engaged person. Your interests can also spark new conversation between the two of you. Being fully rounded, complete individuals is good role modeling for your children. When they see you being active members in your community and participants in healthy relationships, it encourages them to do the same. They will see how these activities bring you joy and a sense of wellbeing. Opening up your heart and mind to the world around you allows you to create a rich and diverse life. Like a butterfly making its first flight, take a step out into the world today and see the amazing places it takes you. RG

The Maui Family Y invites you to Healthy Kids Day, a nationally celebrated event that supports the healthy growth and development of kids. This event will kick off with a Fun Run and 5K around Keopuolani Park. The day will continue with family-friendly activities conducted by community-based organizations, bike inspection by Krank Cycles, and water activities conducted by certified swim instructors. This event is sponsored by partners in the community. The celebration will serve as a platform for the Maui Family Y to showcase YMCA programs that help children achieve a healthy lifestyle, raise public awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle, and support community strategies to improve the health of youth and their families. For more information please call 808-242-9007.

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Let It Go: The Ins and Outs of Selling, Buying and Donating Kids’ Items on Maui Springtime is synonymous with spring cleaning, and like many, you may have some kid clothing and items to sell or donate. Below are a few ways to handle your gently used kids’ items on Maui. Buying and selling kids’ items on Maui can be as simple as holding an old school yard sale. If you collaborate with other families and hold a multifamily yard sale, you may draw more shoppers and boost your sales. Check for yard sales, and list your own online as well. Facebook groups offer another opportunity to buy and sell kids’ items. Check with the local mommy Facebook groups or the “Maui Buy and Sell” Facebook group for other places to buy and sell kids’ items. Local consignment stores, such as Droplets or Rebecca’s Closet, may receive your kids’ items and you would make a percentage from the sale of those items. If you want to donate your kids’ items on Maui, here are a couple of locations to drop off your gently used items: Goodwill and The Salvation Army. These thrift stores accept gently used tops and

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bottoms and baby clothes. They also accept gently used baby and toddler footwear, stuffed animals and toys. Goodwill and The Salvation Army cannot receive infant products, including baby car seats, cribs, strollers, walkers, high chairs or swings. Another way to donate your kids’ items is through the “Free” section. Finally, check into local church groups and mommy clubs for children’s clothing swaps that happen throughout the year. By taking the time to sell or donate or buy gently used kids’ items, you are helping reduce your footprint on the earth. Reducing the amount of waste, especially when living on an island, helps tremendously with caring for the earth. Often times gently used items are more affordable and easier on a family’s budget, as well. So, as your children outgrow their clothing, toys and other items, consider selling or donating them here on Maui. JP

Sacred Hearts School of Lahaina invites you to join its ranks for the day! On February 27, prospective students (1st to 8th grades) can spend a day on campus as part of “Be a Student Day.” Students will spend time in the classrooms, participate in enrichment courses such as art, music or Hawaiian Studies, and mingle with current Sacred Hearts students. Attendees will be pleased to see familiar faces from their community, and meet the warm and caring teachers that make Sacred Hearts School a Lahaina treasure. At 2:30 p.m., prospective students and parents are invited to an Open House in the school’s cafeteria. This informative session will provide help with the enrollment process and allow students to meet their upcoming teacher. “Be a Student Day” is a wonderful opportunity to see the value and benefit of a Sacred Hearts School education. Please email or call 808661-4720 to reserve your spot or for more information.

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Cure Your Need to Please Are you a people pleaser? Do you find it hard to say “no”? Seeking approval from others by always saying “yes” is not uncommon. We all want to be surrounded by happy people. But if you are always accommodating other people while putting yourself aside, you may be suffering from the disease to please. With a little effort, though, this need can be released and replaced with healthier behavior. Perhaps it’s second nature for you to please other people, and you may not even realize it. This character trait or way of being in the world may be deeply rooted. Awareness is the first step towards finding a cure for the disease to please. Once you’ve admitted it, and of course forgiven yourself, get clear on boundaries. Decide what you can and cannot do given your time and energy level within a day. This requires an honest conversation with yourself. Learn to become comfortable saying “no” when you are asked to do something beyond your means. First, try responding with a kind but firm “no.” If this is difficult for you, try saying “no” and then tell the other person your reasons. Over time, when you have had enough practice saying “no”

when you mean it, you’ll reach the point where you won’t feel the need to give your reasons anymore. The ability to comfortably say “no” to people comes from the realization that it’s impossible to please everybody all the time. And trying to accomplish this impossible task can leave you feeling depleted, stressed, and even sick. Being honest with people is empowering. Not only does your self-respect start to climb, but other people’s respect for you also takes a big leap. When you start saying “no” to people, you can start saying “yes” to yourself. While you can’t control others, you can control how you decide to spend your time. Once you recognize the importance of honoring your own truth, it becomes easier to align with what is truly in your best interest. RG

The tradition continues as St. Anthony Grade School holds its annual Fun Daze Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 14, on the Lower Main Street campus in Wailuku. Early morning bargain hunters can enjoy a rummage room filled with clothing, household items and other treasures. A live and silent auction will be held throughout the day with hotel stays, restaurant certificates, jewelry, student baskets and quilts for bid.

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The keiki will enjoy a variety of exciting activities such as: face painting, balloon art, Fish Pond, Stand the Bottle, Basketball Toss, Soda Toss, and the Fat Cat Game. The event also features an outstanding variety of entertainers and a Country Store filled with fresh produce, delicious baked goods, jams, jellies and flowers. Food items for sale include Judge Joe’s Laulau Plate, chow fun, Maui Tacos plate, and St. Joseph Church’s malasadas. For more information, call the St. Anthony Grade School office at 244-4976.

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PARENTS: Take Action to Prevent Rat Lungworm


oing on scavenger hunts in the backyard or spending the day at the park are favorite pasttimes for many Hawaii families. As parents and caregivers, we know how important it is to keep a careful eye on our keiki as they’re playing on the ground, especially since you never know what might find a way into their mouths. This is crucial, especially with the rainy season in full swing. A Hawaii Island infant was recently diagnosed with rat lungworm disease in late 2017, after accidentally consuming a slug or snail. Caused by a parasitic roundworm, rat lungworm disease can have debilitating effects on the brain and spinal cord. It’s spread when infected rodents pass larvae of the roundworm in their feces, which are then eaten by snails and slugs. The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) reminds parents and caregivers to closely supervise children, ensuring they don’t pick up and put slugs, snails or other objects from the ground into their mouths. When eating and drinking outdoors, keep all food and beverage containers covered to keep pests from crawling in. “Children explore their world by putting objects into their mouths—it’s a natural stage of development,” said Health Director Dr. Virginia Pressler. “We have to watch what children might be playing with, and help them wash their hands using soap and clean water after playing, whether indoors or outdoors.”

People often become infected by accidentally consuming snails or slugs sometimes hidden on unwashed produce. The disease cannot be spread from person-to-person. Eliminating slugs, snails and rats in gardens and around properties can help reduce the risk for infection. Other safety tips include: • Carefully wash all produce under clean, running water, especially leafy greens. • Cook food thoroughly (boil 3-5 minutes or heat to 165° F for 15 seconds). • Cover water catchment tanks and inspect them regularly. • Don’t drink from the garden hose. Symptoms include severe headache, neck stiffness, fever, and tingling or painful skin. Children may have behavioral changes such as unusually bad temper, mood changes, or extreme tiredness. Seek immediate medical attention for such symptoms.

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MAPA’s Spring Extravaganza & MOVES SATURDAY, MAY 5TH & SUNDAY, MAY 6TH // CASTLE THEATER @ MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER Maui Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA) presents four spectacular dance shows for the entire family on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6 at Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater. The weekend opens with MAPA’s annual recital on Saturday afternoon, featuring dancers of all ages strutting their stuff in hip hop, jazz, contemporary and tap. On Saturday evening, MAPA’s most experienced dancers present extraordinary original choreography in the “MOVES” dance concert, themed “From

Hollywood to New York,” featuring dance moves inspired by iconic music that defines the major American cities from coast to coast. The choreographers include many veteran MAPA dance teaching artists. On Sunday, MAPA presents two performances of the ballet “Alice In Wonderland.” Based on Lewis Carroll’s well-known children’s story, this whimsical ballet features more than 200 MAPA ballerinas. Appropriate for audiences of all ages.

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Our Teens NEWS • TRENDS • TIPS Maui District Television Maui District Television (MDT) produces short documentaries, live performances, and talk shows for the Hawaii State Department of Education’s television channel. Its mission is to engage, inform and inspire the community with stories from Maui County’s public elementary, middle and high schools. Some of the stories it has produced in the past include: a portrait of a King Kekaulike Junior who volunteers her time to mentor special needs students, a recap of Makawao Elementary School’s kindness celebration day, and a behind-the-scenes look at Kamalii Elementary School’s innovative STEM program. From Hana High & Elementary School to Lahainaluna, MDT does its best to give voice and recognition to the students, teachers and administrators who strive for excellence and work towards a brighter future for Maui’s keiki and our ‘aina. In addition to producing stories, MDT provides support to video classes and clubs across the county. This semester, for instance, MDT helped Maui Waena Intermediate School students create pitch videos for a video contest, and helped Baldwin High School students create professional treatments for music videos. Each

year, MDT holds its own video contest open to all intermediate and high school students in Maui County. With four different categories (animation, news, P.S.A., and short film) and three different skill levels, twelve students have a chance to win $1,000 for their media class, which goes towards funding new equipment for the students. Past submissions can be viewed at As media and communication continues to evolve, so does MDT. In addition to cable channel 356 (if you have a cable box) and digital channel 27.56 (if your cable feeds directly into your TV), you can now watch stories on the Maui District Television Facebook page, and go behind the scenes via Instagram @ mauidistricttelevision. Feel free to send MDT a message on social media – they welcome your questions, comments, suggestions or leads. Maui District Television encourages you to be involved, and to help them continue to tell Hawaii’s great public education story!

Chinese New Year at the Maui Mall SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH // 9AM–2PM // MAUI MALL Kung Hee Fat Choy! Happy Chinese New Year! Celebrate Maui Mall’s 19th Annual Chinese New Year Festival on February 17th, Saturday from 9am to 2pm. The Year of the Brown Dog celebration includes Lion Dancing, Keiki Chinese Attire Contest, Art Contest, Tai Chi Demonstration, Martial Arts Demonstration, and, of course, many food and craft booths. This year’s festival will be one of the biggest cultural observances on Maui. Don’t miss it!

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Our Kupuna


Kupuna Caregivers Program Helping working caregivers pay for support services for older adults.

Working caregivers who pay for services to support their kupuna may now be eligible for financial help up to $70 per day to cover the costs of adult day care, chore services, homedelivered meals, homemaker services, personal care, respite, or transportation. The Hawaii Executive Office on Aging (EOA) is launching the state’s Kupuna Caregivers Program, which was signed into law earlier this year by Governor David Ige to help Hawaii’s working caregivers. “The landmark initiative is a first step in recognizing the significant contributions and sacrifices of Hawaii’s working caregivers as they celebrate and honor their kupuna,” said Governor Ige. “Support for our caregivers is critically needed as Hawaii’s population is aging more rapidly than the national average, and our seniors live longer than seniors in any other state.” Under Act 102, qualified caregivers who apply for the program may receive up to $70 per day in services (subject to the availability of funds and paid directly to contracted service providers, not the caregiver). To be eligible, caregivers must be employed at least 30 hours per week by one or more employer(s); and they must provide direct care to a care recipient who is a citizen of the U.S. or a qualified alien, 60 years of age or older, and not covered by any comparable government or private home and community-based care service, except Kupuna Care services. The care recipient cannot reside in a long-term care facility and must have impairments of at least two activities of daily living, or two instrumental activities of daily living, or one activity of daily living and one instrumental activity of daily living, or substantive cognitive impairment requiring substantial supervision.

“We are hopeful that this program will provide working caregivers with the opportunity to continue working, and with peace of mind knowing that their loved ones are safe and are receiving services and supports that maximize their independence and quality of life,” said Terri Byers, director of the Hawaii Executive Office on Aging. “EOA is looking forward to analyzing the data we collect during this first six-month pilot period to evaluate demand for services, provider capacity, and how effective the program is in helping caregivers retain employment and ease financial burden.” Interested caregivers should contact the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) as soon as possible to apply for the program. Program funding is limited to a total of $600,000 available until June 30, 2018, unless a subsequent appropriation is made by the Hawaii State Legislature. Applying for the program includes employment verification, assessment of the care recipient, and a caregiver burden assessment. For further information or to apply, call the ADRC statewide phone number at (808) 643-2372, ADRC TTY line at (808) 643-0899, or visit http://

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Events, Art & Music, Dance, Education, Sports, Camps

EVENTS Maui Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA), 808-244-8760 MAPA Main Studios 2027 Main Street, Wailuku The Fisherman And His Wife February 2, 2018 6:15 PM - 6:55 PM 7:15 PM - 7:55 PM On Wailuku First Friday, the MAPA School Partnerships Educational Theatre Tour invites the public to TWO performances of The Fisherman And His Wife. This charming 40-minute show has been delighting students and teachers alike in schools all over Maui. All ages welcome. Spring Extravaganza & MOVES Saturday May 5-6 Maui Arts & Cultural Center Castle Theater Maui Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA) presents four spectacular dance performances for the entire family, featuring dancers of all ages showcasing their best moves in ballet, hip hop, jazz, contemporary and tap. Tickets at Maui Family YMCA 242-9007 Date Night At The YMCA Childwatch February 9, March 9, and April 13 6:00pm – 9:00pm 2 years – 12 years (Two years old must be potty trained completely out of diapers) Drop your kids off at the YMCA while you go on a date. We will be providing dinner, dessert, a drink, arts & crafts, and games. Healthy Kids Day Saturday, April 21st from 8 am-1 pm This event will kick off with a Fun Run and 5K around Keopuolani Park. The day will continue with family friendly activities conducted by community based organizations, Bike Inspection by Krank Cycles, and water activities conducted by certified swim instructors. Go to Online Maui School Guide Online Camp Guide Online Activites Guide Online Weekend Guide

about the anatomy and behaviors of humpback whales. Complimentary with Aquarium admission. Appropriate for all ages. Ti Leaf Lei Demonstration Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays February, March, and April Maui Ocean Center 270-7000 2pm-3pm Visit Maui Ocean Center to learn the art, history, and cultural significance of Aquari-OM Yoga lei making with a Cultural Practitioner. Tuesday, February 6th & 20th Includes a hands-on demonstration March 20th & 27th, and April 17th and a free lei for each participant. 5:30pm, 75 minute class. Complimentary with Aquarium Yoga with sharks, rays, and hundreds admission. Appropriate for all ages. of fish at Maui Ocean Center’s Open Ocean exhibit! Yoga has been Ukulele Lessons known to increase strength and Five guests per class, appropriate for concentration while decreasing stress ages 12 and up. and illness. Take your practice to a Monday through Friday completely new level of peace with February, March, and April nature. Please bring a reusable water 11am and 1pm bottle, cold filtered water provided. Explore Hawaii’s undersea world at RSVP at www.aquari-om.eventbrite. Maui Ocean Center and learn how com. Cost: $20. to play one of Hawaii’s most iconic Read Aloud America at Maui Ocean musical instruments – the ukulele! Complimentary with Aquarium adCenter mission, space is limited.. Sunday, February 18th & March 25th 1:30pm Queen Ka’ahumanu Center Enjoy a FREE story time with Read 877-4325 Aloud America at Maui Ocean Center’s Makai Theater. All keiki will receive 275 E. Ka’ahumanu Ave., Kahului a healthy snack and free book to “Life is Why” Festival take home. No Aquarium admission Saturday, February 10, 2018 required. RSVP at, check-in at the 10:00am – 1:00pm Administration Office. Free. Space Join us at this family fun festival is limited, advance reservations and learn more about healthy heart required. living. Let’s spread awareness and Story Time & Craft providing education on heart disease Every Saturday and stroke. February, March, and April Chinese New Year Celebration 11:30am-12:15pm Sunday, February 25th | 2:pm-4pm Enjoy the perfect keiki activity at Celebrate the Year of the Dog featurMaui Ocean Center, the Aquarium of ing family activities and entertainHawaii! Join a marine naturalist for a ment, including Au’s Shaolin Arts Lion weekly story time and craft session Dance, firecrackers and keiki crafts. in the Hawaiians and the Sea exhibit. Complimentary with Aquarium admis- Kung Hei Fat Choy! sion. Appropriate for all ages. Let’s Celebrate Girls Day Together! Saturday, March 3rd | 10am – 12pm Humpback Whale Explore Station Celebrate Hinamatsuri with Japanese Sundays and Tuesdays doll crafts, pink balloons, entertainFebruary and March ment, fun prizes & a special appear11:30am-2:30pm ance by Hello Kitty! Learn about Hawaii’s humpback whales with a marine naturalist at A Birthday Celebration in honor of Maui Ocean Center! A special Explore Queen Ka’ahumanu and her 250th Station includes samples of what Birthday whales eat (krill and herring), baleen Friday, March 16 | 6-7pm (followed by (feeding method), whale fluke identiKama’aina Nights | 7-8pm) fication, whale songs, and information This special annual ceremony

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will be conducted by the ‘Ahahui Ka’ahumanu Society including oli (chant), pule (blessing), history, hula, mele (song) and draping of lei on the Queen’s statue. Public is asked to be respectful of the Queen’s statue and surrounding areas. Let’s Hippity Hop Together Saturday, March 17th | 10am – 12pm Easter Bunny arrival fanfare includes an age specific keiki egg hunt and coloring contest with special prizes, Easter Egg crafts and spring-colored balloons! Professional photographs with Easter Bunny Saturday, March 17 through Saturday, March 31, 2018. Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 9:00pm, Sundays from 10:00am – 5:00pm. In addition, Pet Photos with Easter Bunny will be scheduled on Monday, March 19 and 26 from 5:00pm – 9:00pm and Compassionate Easter Bunny will

be available for visits and photos by appointment through the QKC Guest Services Desk (877-4325). Da Kidney Da Kine Day Saturday, April 14 | 10AM – 2PM Join the National Kidney Foundation of Hawai’i for their 13th annual Da Kidney Da Kine Day. Free kidney screenings, body measurements, blood pressure readings, glucose analysis and more. Enjoy live entertainment, exhibits and wellness fair with special keiki activities. Let’s Fish & Poi Together! Saturday, April 21 2018 | 10am – 1pm Adults and keiki, professionals and amateurs are invited to this fun, community event swimming with entertainment, activities and great prizes. Food lovers can participate in a fish and poi culinary adventure featuring creations for our island’s best chefs. Competition and booth applications available at queenkaahu- Kaimuku High School Ka Ohana O Mele Saturday, April 28 | 3-4PM A spring performance by one of Honolulu’s finest school bands. Blue Zones Fridays 2nd Friday of every month | 6-7pm Join us for health island-style cooking, gardening demonstrations and activities by Maui’s own celebrities. Blue Zones Project is a communitywide well-being improvement initiative to help make healthy choices easier in Hawai’i. Kama’aina Nights 3rd Friday of every month | 6-8pm A locally grown Hawaiian concert series for the entire ‘ohana with Sista Val, featuring performances by Hawai’i’s own celebrities. Karaoke Star Saturdays 4th Saturday of every month

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Events, Art & Music, Dance, Education, Sports, Camps 5pm-7pm Grab your friends or go solo to QKC’s Karaoke Night with KJ (Karaoke Jockey) Dean Sakurai of Star Tracks Karaoke Maui. All ages welcome! Maui Made Sundays 1st Sunday of every month 10am – 5pm Enjoy live, island style performances while shopping locally Maui made products at Center Court. Maui Mall 877-8952 Maui Orchid Society Valentine’s Day Exhibit February 8-10 9am-4pm Enjoy this exotic and unique display from the Maui Orchid Society. Select orchids will also be available for sale. Maui Mall’s 19th Annual Chinese New Year Festival Saturday, February 17th 9am-2pm The Year of the Brown Dog celebration includes Lion Dancing, Keiki Chinese Attire Contest, Art Contest, Tai Chi Demonstration, Martial Arts Demonstration, and, of course, many food and craft booths. Roots School 250-7988 Children’s World Faire Makawao Union Church Saturday, February 10th, 2018 2pm-6pm All ages welcome Roots School is proud to announce our 5th annual Children’s World Faire at Makawao Union Church. This will be an inspriing event full of children’s activities, food, and entertainment!

Montessori School of Maui 573-0374 2933 Baldwin Ave. Makawao Parent Education: Learning Differences: Toddlers to Teens Wednesday, March 7th 4:30-6:00 PM In the community parent education class, Learning Differences: Toddlers to Teens, Dr, Ellen Caringer, PhD, will discuss how adults may identify and understand learning differences among children. Q & A to follow lecture. Parent Education: Montessori’s Cosmic Education: Exploring History & Geography Thursday, April 19, 2018 4:30-6:00 PM Montessori’s Cosmic Education: Exploring History & Geography, is an interactive event for parents to engage in the Montessori methodology of learning. Parents will be introduced to Maria Montessori’s expansive style of teaching. Maui Preparatory Academy 665-9966 9th Annual Tom Rosenquist Legacy Golf Tournament Ka’anapali R oyal Golf Course Saturday, April 14, 2018 This fundraiser golf tournament in memoriam of a key school founder generates important scholarship funds. Enjoy a beautiful day on Ka’anapali golf course while supporting the educational dreams of ambitious young students.

Riding With Aloha: 805-630-5316 West Maui Ranch Open House Lahaina Pacific Whale Foundation 249-8811 Sunday, February 25th 10am - 1pm All ages! Maui Whale Festival Ma’alaea Do you love horses? Come meet our Harbor Party wonderful horses, and staff, at our Maui Harbor Shops interactive open house. Brush, feed, February 18, 2018 and even ride the horses! RSVP in 11am-4pm advance with for a Celebrate Maui Whale Festival with free ride at the open house. a fun filled day of live music, keiki activities, education, food trucks and a Snacks, beverages, and fun for all ages. Made on Maui marketplace. Free. Kula Country Farms 878-8381 Submit your listings online at Strawberry U-Pick Patch Located on Kula Hwy. across from

Rice Park End of February It’s strawberry season and you will be delighted with the sweetest strawberries that you and your family can go out and pick yourselves. There is also a wonderful Children’s Garden with all kinds of activities. Grow Some Good Taste of School Gardens Saturday, March 10, 2018 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. Maui Tropical Plantation All guests must be 21+ to attend. This annual event features Maui’s premiere chefs coming together to support school gardens and inspire our future farmers, chefs, teachers, scientists, and community leaders. Maui 5K 808-271-4057 Maui 5K Ma’alaea Triangle Sunday, March 4th, 2018 7:00 am start All Ages/All Abilities A 5K run or 1 Mile run/walk to benefit Maui’s schools physical fitness, play & athletic programs. Department of Water Supply 9th Annual Water Conservation Poster Contest Deadline Friday March 16th 2018 Open to Maui County students Grades K-8. For contest details call 463-2110 or visit 2nd Annual Source Water Protection Video Contest Deadline Friday March 16th 2018 The Source Water Protection Video Contest is open to all Maui County high school students from Grades 9-12. For contest details call 463-2110 or visit Pūnana Leo o Maui 244-5676 Ho’omau 2017 Maui Nui Botanical Gardens Saturday, March 24, 2018 9am-6pm Ho’omau 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 ‘ohana (family).

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FEBRUARY• MARCH • APRIL >> Maui Humane Society 877-3680 Freddie the Tortoise’s Birthday Party and Easter Egg Hunt Maui Humane Society; 1350 Mehameha Loop, Pu’unene, HI 96784 Saturday, March 31st 11:00am Come help us celebrate our resident tortoise Freddie’s birthday with this free family event. We’ll have a keiki zone with crafts, birthday cake and an Easter Egg Hunt! Ages 5 and under will begin at 11am and 6 and up will start at 11:30am. FREE National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day Dine Out Monday, April 30 Each participating restaurant has generously agreed to donate a portion of the proceeds from that day’s sales to benefit Maui’s homeless animals. Make a difference in the life of an animal by enjoying a meal out on Monday, April 30!

Movie Premiere of Sgt Stubby, An American Hero Regal Maui Mall Megaplex 12 Friday April 13 The Maui Humane Society presents “Sgt Stubby, An American Hero” an animated film that tells the true story of a stray dog & the role he played in WW1. MHS receives a portion of the opening night tickets sales & it will help support shelter animals.

UH Maui College, Great Lawn Free Event A fun-filled family event with FREE games, prizes, Keiki I.D., jumping castles, activities and entertainment. Low cost food will be available for purchase and there will be vendors with Keiki related items and non-profit organizations. Selected children will have the opportunity to participate in the Bike Safety program to learn and practice safe bicycling skills.

Imua Family Services Color Festival Hawaii Maui Arts and Cultural Center 1pm to 5pm Imua’s Color Festival promises to be an exciting and unique island event with great bands, DJ’s and live performers suitable for the whole family. Admission for children 5 & under is free. Tickets will be on sale at MACC box office February 1.

St. Anthony Grade School 244-4976 St. Anthony Grade School Fun Daze Bazaar Saturday, April 14th 8:00 am – 7:00 pm Enjoy a variety of entertainers, delicious food, a rummage room, a craft Room with items from local artists, a live and silent auction, Country Store for fresh produce, baked goods, and flowers. For the children: face painting, balloon art, Fish Pond, Stand the Bottle, Basketball Toss, Soda Toss, and the Fat Cat Game.

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Events, Art & Music, Dance, Education, Sports, Camps Pu’u Kukui Elementary School 4th Annual Pu’u Kukui Elementary School PTSA’s Spring Fling Saturday, April 14th From 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm 3700 Kehalani Mauka Parkway, Wailuku There will be grade-level games, prize booth, bounce houses, face painting, ono food trucks, vendors, entertainment, an amazing silent auction and more! Haiku Ho’olaule’a 808-727-3750 Haiku Ho’olaule’a and Flower Festival Haiku Elementary School Saturday, April 14th 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM The 25th Annual Haiku Ho`olaule`a & Flower Festival will be held Saturday, April 14th at Haiku Elementary School, Maui. Enjoy Fabulous Entertainment, Keiki Activities, Arts & Crafts, Plants & Produce and one of the largest Silent Auctions on Maui! Kamehameha Schools Maui Annual Ho’olaule’a 572-3203 Ho’olaule’a 2018 Kamehameha Schools Maui high school campus Saturday, April 21, 2018 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM 14th annual Upcountry family event that offers ‘ono food and food trucks, Hawaiian music and dance, cultural demonstrations, keiki games and crafts, Shop at Silent Auction, local vendors, the Country Store and Rummage. FREE, open to the public. Carden Academy of Maui 573-6651 Carden Jamboree Oskie Rice Polo Field Saturday, April 21 5pm-11pm 21+ Dust off your cowboy boots, and join us for the Carden Jamboree... raising funds for tuition assistance and campus beautification including an outdoor classroom. BBQ dinner, live music & dancing, amazing auctions, and fun party. Tickets on sale now! Submit your listings online at

Artists Kumula’au & Haunani Sing Saturday & Sunday, 2 days April 28 & 29 / 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Open to youth ages 10+ with an adult guardian also taking the class Students will examine traditional Hawaiian kite frame designs and Surfing Goat Dairy 878-2870 construct their own kite and then… we’ll fly your lupe! Evening Chore Tour Tiny Hands 3651 Omaopio Rd., Kula Tuesdays, 4 weeks / 9:00 – 11:00 am On going event Session 1: February 13 – March 6 Monday-Saturday Session 2: April 3 – 24 3:15 - 4:15pm. Ages: 2.5-5 years All age levels are appropriate Using materials such as pastels, clay, Assist in our evening chores. Learn paint and paper that stimulate create to hand milk a goat, then help with impulses and fuel artistry, children the evening feedings and learn more (and an accompanying adult guardabout our award winning cheeses ian) will learn creative processes that and how they are made. $12 for kids little hands can manage with help. $15 for adult There will be music, stories, and lots of fun for all! Grand Dairy Tour 3651 Omaopio Rd., Kula Claymazing! Creative Ceramics On going event for Keiki Saturday’s Wednesdays, 6 weeks / 3:00 – 5:00 pm 9am February 28 – April 18 All age levels are appropriate (No class on March 14 & 21) A two-hour hands-on visit and tasting Ages 5+ experience you will love. Bring your This class will introduce your child to family and friends! Be a goat herder the wonderful world of clay! Heather for the day, even try to milk a goat. will guide children through a variety Includes a tasting of the many difof handbuilding projects using slab, ferent varieties of our cheeses. $25 pinch, coil, and glazing techniques. Reservations required. Keiki are sure to enjoy the hands-on experience of creating an array of fun, fantastic clay artwork with their hands! Ceramics Club: Wheel Throwing & Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center Handbuilding! 572-6560 Thursdays, 6 weeks / 3:00 – 5:00 pm March 1 – April 19 (No class on March 15 & 22) Family Friday Workshops Mixtures, Molds, & Magic: Handmade Ages 11+ Cups, plates, bowls, tiles and more! Paper & Sidewalk Chalk! In this introductory class, students February 9 will create their own functional art Handmade Lotus Books as they explore the handling of clay March 30 using wheel throwing, handbuilding, Summer Garden Butterfly Feeders glazing, and texturing techniques. April 20 Students will enjoy this hands-on 5:00pm-7:00pm muddy, messy, and fun art form! Ages 3 – 12 “Family Friday” workshops are Jewelry & Metalsmithing Club designed to encourage children Wednesdays / 3:00 – 5:00 pm along with an adult guardian to create Drop in every week! artwork together. This is a hands-on Ages 11+ experience for everyone! $25 per par- Teens drop in to a guided open studio ticipant (1 adult and 1 child required and become a jewelry designer! at minimum). (includes pizza, water, Practice the foundational elements art supplies, and instruction for each of metalsmithing that all jewelry person!). Preregistration is required. professionals know: cutting, drilling, piercing, and soldering metal. Projects E Ho‘olele Lupe Kakou! Let’s Fly include pendants, bracelets, earrings, Kites! With Visiting Art with Aloha rings, and small sculpture. Maui Thing 249-0215 Second Saturday Art 10am-12pm Free Art Activities for Keiki.

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FEBRUARY• MARCH • APRIL >> Reading and Talking about Visual Art in the Early Childhood Classroom (Grades Pre K – 2) with Visiting Teaching Artist Melanie Rick from the John F. Kennedy Center Saturday, 1 day January 20 / 8:30 – 11:30 am This workshop focuses on looking and talking about illustrations in fiction picture books before, during, and after reading to help students develop the skills of prediction, inference/drawing conclusions, sequence, and retelling a story. Tuition $15. Reading Art Across the Curriculum Observe-Infer-Inquire (Grades 3 – 8) with Visiting Teaching Artist Melanie Rick from the John F. Kennedy Center Saturday, 1 day January 20 / 12:30 – 3:30 pm This workshop introduces the language of visual art. Join us to learn about resources for building a library of images that can be used to efficiently build background knowledge, teach content, generate points of

inquiry for research, and assess understandings in social studies, science, and reading. Tuition $15. Lahaina Arts Association 661-0111 Maui Youth Art Outreach Program Lahaina, Honokowai, Wailuku, Paia, Kihei, and Makawao Weekly, Monday - Friday Lahaina Arts Association offers FREE after-school art classes every week at 7 locations around Maui. Please visit for complete class schedule, including age requirements, date, location and time. The Maui Youth Art Outreach Program offers children’s art classes and art supplies to the community at no cost. Monica Knight LLC 808-463-8884 1053 Ulu Kanu St, Wailuku, 96793 Mixed Media Drawing Feb 26 - May 21 (no class March 19-30) Mondays 3:15-4:15pm

Tuesdays 9-10am All ages 5 and up Students will combine different media in fun, imaginative projects. They will use media such as charcoal, pastel, watercolor, collage, color pencil, marker, and tempura paint to create drawings that tell stories and show technique. Claymation Fridays, March 2-May 25. 3:15 - 4:15pm or 4:15-5:15pm 9 and up Learn the art of stop-motion movies! Students will learn the basics of claymation by writing a storyline, creating clay characters, backdrops and props, taking photographic stills, and then turning everything into a moving film using iMovie. Art Classes with Barbara Steinberg 269-6845 Animal Kindness Club Art Class 131 S. Kihei Road, Maui Bridge Club in Kenolio Recreational Complex

Keiki & Parent Music Classes (Babies, Tots and Preschool) Private Lessons (age 3.5 & up) (Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Drums, Voice, Flute, Violin and more!)

School of Rock Glee Club- Youth & Kids Choirs Uke ’N Sing Class Music Workshops & Programs Camps & Party Entertainment 808-280-2784

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Events, Art & Music, Dance, Education, Sports, Camps Every Wednesday, 3:00pm-5:00pm Ages 5-13 Children will draw and paint animals and plants. There is much instruction to perfect their skills as young artists. They will learn basic skills such as mixing colors and seeing colors. Beginning to advanced artists welcome! Art show at the end! Please register ahead and get supply list online. Sabado Studios 808-242-6762 Children’s & Young Adult Art Classes Wailuku Maui Monday-Wednesday, 4:00-5:00pm Saturday, 10:00am-12:00pm Ages 6-14 Held weekly art Philip Sabado inspires and over sees the artistic development of each child. Maui Huliau Foundation 757-2100 Huliau Environmental Filmmaking Club Maui Preparatory Campus, Napili Mostly Sundays February 18-19 & 25th, March 4 & 11 9am-4pm Ages 12-18 Students ages 12-18 from various schools work in teams to make a short environmental film on a topic of their choice. These may range from documentaries to claymation films and music videos. Students learn how to film and edit their own film. Maui Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA), 244-8760 Spring Drama Semester MAPA Main Studios 2027 Main Street, Wailuku January 8 - May 4 Various times Ages 6 - 50+ Weekly drama classes for all levels of experience, including an exciting new performing arts class for Kupuna (50+). Register at MAUI ONSTAGE 244-8680 Maui Onstage Youth Classes Maui OffStage Studio at Kolu Street, Wailuku Ages 4-18 Creative Critters (Ages 5-8) Saturdays 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM Musical Theater (Grades 3-8) Mondays 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Broadway Rocks (Grades 5–10) Mondays 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Acting Lab (Grades 7-12) Wednesdays 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM A Fun & Fabulous way to introduce kids 4-18 years old to the exciting world of theater! Kids explore music, dance, rhythm, story-telling while building self-confidence, speaking skills and sense of self through song, dance and creative play.

of instruments available for study. Group lessons and travelling teachers available.

La-ti-Da Music 280-2784 Music Family Class Ages: 6 months - 3-1/2 years Various Locations and Times Musical bonding for the whole family! Classes for children & caregivers regardless of musical skill; incorporating Maui Family YMCA 242-9007 music, movement, singing story time, puppetry, parachute play, bean bag Private Weekly Music Lessons fun and interactive play. 4 years – Adult Music Babies Class Learn the art of playing a musical See website for details/ times. instrument. Make it a family lesson 3 months - 15 months (not walking) and learn together. Lessons in Guitar Parents & baby learn delightful or Ukulele. Our instructor has time rhymes, lullabies, floor and lap games, slots available throughout the week action songs and dances that stimuand on Saturdays. late your baby’s natural response to music. Increases bonding with your Kupono Music Studio 276-4847 child and develops listening and motor skills. Also enhances language development and sense of balance 115 Lipoa Street, Suite #204, Kihei and timing. Intermediate Ukulele Music Tots Class March 27 – May 15, 2018 See website for details/ times. Tuesdays, 3:00 – 4:00 PM 16 months - 3 years (walking) Ages: 8-13 The young child and parent will sing, Every Tuesday for eight weeks, students learn intermediate ukulele. Stu- dance and play instruments in this class. Solo singing is encouraged to dents should have some experience playing chords. We learn intermediate develop listening, pitch-matching, chording, picking technique & several and language skills. Concepts such as songs. Final performance for parents. high and low, soft and loud, up and down are taught in a game-like atmoStudents must bring their own ukusphere. Improves coordination. lele. Cost: $120 for eight weeks. Music Kids Class Free Violin Orchestra Fridays 3:30-4:15 pm Fridays from 6:00 – 7:00 PM Ages: 4 - 6 yrs. Ages: 8 to adult This class continues teaching the This is an opportunity for any violin, viola or cello students to come elements of music through singing, playing, exploring, and moving. Using together & play for fun. We welcome instruments introduces numerous players who are currently taking parts for students to play in ensemble, lessons in a string instrument & who bringing a more developed sense of would like to further their skills in timing, listening skills, and concentragroup playing. Modern & classical repertoire with a twist. Register online tion. to sign up. Cost: FREE Glee Club: Kids Choir and Youth Choir Private Music Lessons Kids Choir- Ages: 7 - 9 yrs. Ongoing, Monday – Friday Youth Choir- Ages: 10-14 yrs. 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM See website for details/ times. Ages: 4 to adult Partake in multi-part singing, learn Private lessons available in piano, voice, ukulele, violin & guitar. Play any how to read music and understand style of music you desire in private, air- concepts of music theory through conditioned comfort on high-quality games. Perform in community perinstruments. Free practice piano avail- formances, enjoy an uplifting positive group that encourages creativity and able for any student taking lessons expression through music. anywhere. Affordable prices, flexible scheduling. Call for the latest roster Uke ‘N Sing Class

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FEBRUARY• MARCH • APRIL >> See website for details/ times. Ages: 8 - 12 yrs. A fun way to Sing along with others and learn: Basic Ukulele chords, fundamentals of Music Theory, Simple Catchy Songs, and working in an Ensemble. Wunderkeys Preschool Piano Lessons Ages: starting 3.5 yrs. after evaluation lesson This piano program takes preschool children with no musical experience on a magical journey where they acquire the piano skills, keyboard awareness, and rhythmic understanding they need for a successful future at the piano. . Private Lessons - Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Drums, Voice and Violin Individual lessons afford the student an opportunity to progress at their own pace and to study the music to which they are most attracted. Our teachers can also focus on technique issues and each individual’s learning styles.

adults. Lessons are offered on Ukulele, Guitar, Drums, Voice and Keyboard. We offer a great variety of musical instruments for sale from beginner to advanced. Special for new students: Buy 2 Lessons and get 2 FREE.

School of Rock Starting at age 7/8 our private lesson students are given the opportunity to participate in our “School of Rock” Program. Students who are invited into this program will work towards becoming part of a real band! 283-6945 Private violin lessons in Wailea Flexible times, beginning & intermediate students ages six years through adults. Experienced & patient teacher. Innovative teaching methods follow the interests & learning style of each student, keeping their passion for music alive. Contact Cambria Moss. If you do not have a violin yet, please call before shopping for one. Bounty Music 871-1141 Music Lessons in Ukulele, Guitar, Drums, Voice and Keyboard Ongoing Classes Every Day! Age 6 and up Private music lessons for children and

Dance Maui Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA), 244-8760 Download schedules and registration forms at Spring Dance Semester MAPA Main Studios 2027 Main Street, Wailuku January 8 - May 4 Various times Ages 3 - adult Over 100 weekly classes in all levels of ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, Broadway dance, acro flex, contemporary and choreography for students ages three and up. The spring semester is a special one, as students train to dance in our Spring Extravaganza/

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Events, Art & Music, Dance, Education, Sports, Camps MOVES production in May. Register at Alexander Academy of Performing Arts 878-8970 Dance Classes for All Ages & Abilities! 870 Hali’imaile Road, Makawao, 96768 January 8 - May 26, 2018 Mondays - Saturdays 9:00 am - 8:30 pm Ages 2 - Adult Along with its well-known ballet and contemporary dance programs, AAPA offers classes in acrobatics, lyrical, jazz, tap, hip hop, breakdancin’— something for everyone! Register online at Class cards available for adults! Body in Balance 661-1116 142 Kupuohi St., Lahaina Mondays: Mommy & Me (3 & under), 2-2:30pm Ballet 1 (ages 6-8), 2:30-3:30pm Pre-Ballet (ages 3-4), 3:30-4pm Tuesdays: Kid’s Breakdancing (ages 7+), 3-4pm Junior Ballet (ages 10-14), 4-5pm Wednesdays: Kid’s Aerial Silks open enrollment, 2:30-3:30pm Thursdays: Junior Ballet (ages 10-14), 3:30-4:30pm Pre-Pointe (with Junior Ballet) 4:30-5pm Fridays: Pre-Ballet (age 4-5), 2:30-3pm Ballet 2 (ages 7-9), 3:00-4:00 Pre-Ballet (ages 5-6), 4:00-4:30pm Keiki Dance Club 205-0908 Facebook-KeikiDanceClubOfMaui Wisdom Flow Yoga-95 Makawao Ave. A Little Aloha Wednesdays 3:15 - 4:00pm Ages 3-6 This weekly class is a fun filled journey into the fundamentals of Hawaiian dance custom designed to appeal to little movers. Through dance, music, language, and story, students will acquire skill in Hawaiian movement, as well as pride and aloha for the culture. $50/month. Judy’s Gang, Inc. 879-8742 Tap and Jazz Dance Classes & Exercise Classes

811 Kolu Street #104 Wailuku Mondays: Childrens Tap/Jazz Ages 3-7 and 10-12 years Saturdays, Childrens Tap/Jazz Ages 7-10 Private Lessons 10:30-11:30am It’s a good time to start dancing. All levels are welcome.

Education Montessori School of Maui 573-0374 OPEN HOUSE 2933 Baldwin Ave. Makawao, Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 9:00am-11:00am Interested in a Montessori Education for your child? Join us at our Open House! Tours begin at 9:15am and 10:00am. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Admissions at 573-7568. Doris Todd Christian Academy 579-9237 Open House 519 Baldwin Avenue, Paia Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 9:00am-11:00am Preschool-8th grade Come take a tour and meet our wonderful staff and teachers. RSVP preferred, all are welcome. For more information, or to RSVP, contact us at If you are interested in High School, please contact us to set up a tour.

classrooms, participate in enrichment courses, such as art, music, or Hawaiian studies, and mingle with current Sacred Hearts students. At 2:30 pm, prospective students and parents are invited to an Open House in the school’s cafeteria. Reserve your spot! Haleakala Waldorf School 878-2511 Haleakala Waldorf Early Childhood Open House Preschool is open to children ages 2 (by June 1st) to 4 years. Kindergarten is open to children ages 4 to 6 years. Pulama Parent and Child classes register on an on-going basis for children Birth - 3 years. Join us for a joyful morning in one of our beautiful early childhood cottages. Children with a parent attending are invited to play outside, gather for a morning circle and snack, play inside, listen to an enchanting story or watch a captivating puppet show. Teachers and our Enrollment Coordinator will be present to answer any questions about our early childhood programs. All families from our island community are welcome! Maui Preparatory Academy 665-9966 Admissions-School Year 2018-2019 Maui Preparatory Academy Campus Preschool-Grade 12 Monday through Friday 9am-2pm Daily Tours of Campus

Emmanuel Lutheran School 873-6334 520 West One Street, Kahului

HTA - Hawaii Technology Academy 808-676-5444 Blended Learning Charter School Kindergarten thru grade 12 Open House HTA is a blended learning public Open House for all families with students ready to attend Kindergarten charter school, educating students statewide through a combination of through Grade 8 online and face-to-face instruction. Friday, February 16, 2018 From 6:00pm to 7:30pm Pa‘ia Youth & Cultural Center A Spaghetti Dinner will be provided. 579-8354 Call the school office at 873-6334 to make your reservation to attend. Drop-in and discover the PYCC, Sacred Hearts School 661-4720 Building Community Through Our Youth! Lahaina Pa’ia Youth & Cultural Center Pa’ia Bay, Pa’ia Be a Student Day Ongoing. Membership is FREE! February 27th Tuesday thru Saturday Prospective students (1st-8th) Non-school hours until 7pm, and until Students will spend time in the 9pm on Fridays

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FEBRUARY• MARCH • APRIL >> Ages 9-18, all abilities! The PYCC is North Shore Maui’s home for body-boarding, video, photography, 88.9FM RadiOpio, cooking, outdoor adventure, and the StoneWave Skate Park! We offer innovative life skills programs and a drop-in recreation center. Boys and Girls Clubs of Maui 242-4363 Boys and Girls Clubs of Maui - the premiere after school program All over Maui - Kahului, Makawao, Lahaina, Haiku, Kahekili Terraces and Paukukalo Year Round, Monday-Friday After school - 7pm (most clubs) 9 to 17 (some Clubs accept younger members) Not just after school hangouts, the Boys and Girls Clubs are places where young people come to learn, develop social skills, express themselves creatively, participate in sports and a

variety of other programs. The Clubs are staffed by professionals. Haku Baldwin Center 572-9129 Animal Education Classes for preschool, elementary and special education (by appointment only). Group sizes (6 to 25) Humane animal education classes and tour weekly. Enjoy interacting with our animals while learning about the needs and responsibilities of taking care of dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, ducks, and horses. Students, parents, aides and educators welcome. Maui Center for Child Development 873-7700 244 Papa Place, Suite 102 Fun with Handwriting Class (Printing & Cursive) 6-Week Series At 1x/Week

All Ages A FUN & physical program by a trained Occupational Therapist. Includes fun activities to strengthen upper body, improve pencil grasp and learn to form letters more easily and legibly! Some Insurances Accepted Social Skills Groups: Learn Skills to be a Better Friend! 4-Week Series 1x/Week Grades K-2 / 3-5 Your child will develop strategies to listen, communicate, problem solve, negotiate and develop good sportsmanship with peers through FUN, facilitated group activities by a therapist. “Body Engine Program” Kids Learn to Self- Regulate! 4-6 Week Series At 1x/Week Grades K-2 / 3-5 Class to help kids learn about their “body engine” and learn strategies to self-calm and attend. This is particularly good for high activity children, sensitive children or low energy

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Events, Art & Music, Dance, Education, Sports, Camps children and includes handouts for parents. Behavior Management Strategies For Kids And Their Caregivers! 1-2 Hour Sessions In Home Or Clinic Setting. Toddler-Teens. Individualized sessions with a Behavioral Specialist to work with child and family (siblings too!) to change challenging behavior patterns & create positive behavioral momentum! Sessions are customized and confidential. Siblings Groups 1x/Week All Ages Based on “Sibshops” and run by a Behavioral Specialist. These are classes that are aimed at building a stronger relationship between siblings through fun, physical and team building activities. Coping Skills for Children of Separation/ Divorce 5 Session Series, 1x/Week All Ages A fun and effective program by a trained pediatric Clinical Social Worker to help children learn coping skills through a curriculum and specific child-oriented activities. Workbook material and strategies given to parents as well! Some Insurances Accepted Individual Therapies for Kids & Families Assessment, Treatment & Consultation Occupational Therapy Speech Therapy Counseling Behavior Management Some Insurances Accepted Imua Family Services 244-7467 Keiki Connect Groups meet in Kahului Tuesdays, 1-2pm Infant to 3 Years Old Thursdays, 1-2pm 3 to 5 Years Old Groups Meet in Lahaina Fridays, 9:30-10:30am Infant to 5 Years Old A family/child interaction group which focuses on building your child’s social interaction, language, and play skills. Free program,. RSVP at 244-7467.

Kihei Public Library 875-6833 Pajama Storytime Kihei Public Library Children’s Area Last Tuesday of Month, 7:00 p.m. Ages 3-7 Wear your PJs and fuzzy slippers, grab your teddy bear for stories, songs and movement! Preschool Storytime Kihei Public Library Children’s Area Fridays, 10:30 a.m. for Ages 3-5 Stories, songs, movement and crafts. Toddler Storytime Kihei Public Library Children’s Area Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Geared for two year olds. Simple stories, songs, movement and crafts just right for toddlers. Wonderful Wednesday Kihei Public Library Last Wednesday of each month 3:00 p.m. for Ages 7 and up A program, event, or volunteer opportunity for school-age children.

Kahului Public Library 873-3095 childrenstorytimes.htm Keiki Storytime Kahului Library Children’s Area Saturdays, 10:30 am Preschool Age Nurture your child with the love of reading by attending a storytime session!

Makawao Public Library 573-8785 1159 Makawao Ave, Makawao Toddler Story Time Every Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. in the Children’s Area. Bring your keiki to enjoy stories, songs, and crafts — just right for ages 5 and under! Children’s Chess Club All ages and levels welcome for relaxed chess play. The first Monday of every month from 3:00-4:00 pm. Family Movie Night Every fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:00pm. For Children of all ages. Join us for our monthly FREE movie and popcorn!

Maui Learning; 573-7730 Individualized tutoring; all academic subjects Ages 3 to Adult In-home, at your office, or at the library of your choice Customized schedule 7 days/week At family’s discretion Maui’s BEST tutoring since ‘89! Our teacher comes to YOU; YOU make the schedule; convenient payment plan.

Kumon Math & Reading Centers Upcountry: 276-3375 Lahaina: 446-4756 Kihei South: 446-2122 Kihei North: 893-2417 Kahului/Wailuku: 244-8887 Kumon Math & Reading An after-school math and reading program that employs a unique learning method designed to help each child develop the skills needed to perform to his or her potential. The curriculum spans material from preschool all the way up to college.

Maui Science Center 281-4691 Contact Maui Science Center about classroom workshops and demonstrations, family science night and afterschool programs.

Tutu and Me Traveling Preschool 249-2430 Wailuku Public Library 243-5766 Early Childhood Education Keiki Story Time Program 251 High Street, Wailuku Kahului, Upcountry, Kihei, and Lahaina Every Wednesday, 10:00 am Monday-Thursday Babies, toddlers and preschoolers 8:30am - 10:30am accompanied by parent or caregiver. Age 0-5 years old Join Auntie Tammy for fun stories, Tutu and Me is a free early childhood songs, action rhymes and simple crafts. Children, parents and caregivers program for children ages birth to hear stories, have fun, and meet new five and their caregivers. Tutu and Me provides learning opportunities for friends. Free. children’s social, language/literacy, cognitive, physical, and emotional Submit your programs online at development.

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FEBRUARY• MARCH • APRIL >> Reiki Hawaii 280-7704 Keiki Reiki Classes First Degree Maui Meadows April 7 & 8 5-95 years old Reiki Natural Healing has been practiced in Hawaii since 1936. Children of all ages benefit from self-treatments and sharing healing energy with other people, pets, plants and more. See details: East Maui Watershed Partnership 573-6999 What’s in a Watershed? Your classroom or our watershed Ongoing by request Weekdays 3rd Grade-Adult Let us come into your classroom and bring our watershed to you. Students will learn hands on where their water comes from and why

watersheds are important. Hikes and limited volunteer opportunities into the watershed also available by request. Hale Hō’ike’ike, at the Bailey House 244-3326 Hale Hō’ike’ike 2375-A Main Street Monday through Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm Hale Hō’ike’ike, at the Bailey House is located in historic Wailuku Town on the way into ‘Iao Valley on the ancient royal compound of the ruling chiefs of Maui. Our museum preserves and displays the history and heritage of Maui. GRANDcares http://grandcares.colostatehttp:// GrandFamily GameNight Maui College 310 Kaahumano Ave., Kahului Second Saturday of every month

5pm - 7pm GRANDcares program hosts monthly GRANDFAMILY GAMENIGHT at Maui College. This is a special night for grandparents raising their grandchildren. There is no cost to join! Games for all ages, activities, and dinner provided. Meal served at 5:30pm. NVC NextGen (Nonviolent Communication for the Next Generation) 575-5301 Respectful Adults=Respectful Kids Classes held throughout the Maui community that can help individuals navigate through conflict with effective strategies that result in more harmony and connection. Communicate, connect, inspire. Visit for class listings. Go to Online Maui School Guide Online Camp Guide Online Activites Guide Online Weekend Guide

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Events, Art & Music, Dance, Education, Sports, Camps Na Keiki o Emalia 808.214.9832 Children/Teen Bereavement Program Wailuku Open-ended groups Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday Classes depends on age 3-18 yrs. old Free peer support group for keiki/ teens 3-18 grieving the loss of a parent, sibling, ohana member, or close friend. Parent/s or adult care provider meet in their group at same time. Application and interview required. No drop-ins. Child and Family Service Domestic Violence Pattern Changing and Support Groups 392 N. Market Street, Wailuku Tuesdays ongoing, 5:30 - 6:45 pm For adult survivors, teens and children. Children 5-12, Teens 12-18, Adults -18+. Adult Survivors and Pattern Changing Group; Teen Empowerment Group; Children’s Empowerment Group. All families are welcome. Groups will focus on domestic violence education, self-esteem building, self-care, and developing social support.

Sports Maui Family YMCA 242-9007 White Crane Karate Tuesdays/Thursdays No Martial Arts classes in March 6:30pm – 8:00pm 6 years – Adult Sensei Reese Lee teaches students to use character and patience through the art of White Crane Karate. Classes will teach students to avoid conflicts as well as improve their lives through instilling self-confidence, self-discipline, respect, and responsibility. Youth Swim Lessons March 10 – April 21 Saturdays Class time varies 6 mos – 13 years Our YMCA instructors are certified to help any level of swimmer, beginner or not. With lap swimming, open and family times, water exercise classes, swimming lessons (group or private) the Maui Family YMCA has everyone’s needs covered.

Youth Swim Team Monday/Wednesday 3:00pm – 4:00pm 5 years – 13 years Swimmers will be trained in conditioning, speed, and proper competition strokes. Participants must be at least 5 years old and demonstrate Level 3 (Minnow) swimming ability. Must swim one lap (50 yards) using front and back crawl. HST Windsurfing and Kitesurfing Lessons 871-5423 Windsurfing & Kitesurfing Lessons Kanaha Beach Park Daily, Time Varies All ages/All skill levels HST is Maui’s most recommended lessons source for windsurfing, kitesurfing, SUP and Surfing lessons. Why? Because we are in the water with you for your safety and most efficient learning.

Taekwondo school in central Maui. As a “Life Prep” school we give kids the tools to succeed in life. Classes cover bully management, leadership training, and all areas of physical and mental fitness. Teens/Adult class All levels Ages 13+ Ongoing : Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 6:30pm -7:30pm Friday, 6:00pm -7:00pm-sparring Taekwondo 101-Family class All Ages- Families That Kick Together... Stick Together!!! Ongoing for all levels Saturdays 12:30pm-1:30pm Schedule a free trial class at www. or call 877-4311.

Ohana Martial Arts 877-5435 or 276-2621 Mon, Wed, Fri, 3:30 to 4pm lil dragons: ages 3 to 6 yrs old Maui Tumblers 205-7922 4pm to 4:45 pm beginner classes: ages 7 yrs and up 4:45 to 5:30 pm advance classes Gymnastics Classes 5:30 to 6:15 pm beginner classes: ages Island wide 7 and up Year round 6:15 to 7:15 advance classes. Monday - Friday Tues, Thurs 4 to 4:45 pm: advance class Pre K through Elementary 4:45 to 5:30 pm beginner classes: ages Maui Tumblers Mobile Gymnastics of- 7 and up fers recreational gymnastics classes 5:30 to 6:30 pm beginner classes: ages island wide. Check out or website for a 7 and up full list of locations near you. 6:30 to 7:30 pm adult self defense ages 18 and up. Kiffmann Taekwondo 877-4311 For more info. about the classes please call Anita Main. New Location! 261 Lalo Street, Suite H2, behind Outdoor Living Maui Ki-Aikido 808-244-5165 Little Dragons Beginners Ongoing: Ongoing classes for children, teens Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and adults 3:30pm -4:15pm 194 S. Market, Wailuku, and Ages 4-5 Tavares CC Pukalani. By learning focus, basic motor skills, Classes all days of the week. self control and respect for others in Please see our website for the class both playful and structured exercises, schedule. each child will accelerate at their own Children age 6 and up; teens, and ability. Our junior assistants serve as adults. excellent role models. Beginner classes in Ki-Aikido, a nonviolent martial art which teaches Kids Class practical self-defense with a peaceful Beginners Ongoing : mindset and calmness training Monday, Tuesday, Thursday through movement. 4:15pm -5:00pm Wednesday, 5:00-6:00pm Ages 6-12 Submit your programs online With over 20 years of service, we at are Maui’s longest running martial arts school and the only certified

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FEBRUARY• MARCH • APRIL >> Keiki Soccer Pros 808-633-4070 Keiki Soccer Classes Spring Classes start in March Weekend/ Weekdays Morning/Afternoons 2 to 7 years old Keiki Soccer Pros offer fun, dynamic soccer classes for your child. We offer classes in Lahaina, Kihei, Kahului and Makawao Maui Dolphins Swim Club 280-4257 Upcountry Pool, Pukalani 2018 Spring/Summer Season Pukalani Pool Daily practice Monday-Friday Intro to Swim Team See for more info. Island Aquatics Swim Team & Island Water Polo 385-5332

Kihei Aquatics Center Island Aquatics Swim Team & Island Water Polo Year Round Program Swim Team: Mon - Fri 4:30 - 6:30pm Water Polo: Mon. Wed. Fri. Sun 6:30 - 7:30pm Team IA ages 5 - 18 / Island Water Polo All ages welcome Come and join the exciting world of competitive swimming, a lifetime sport. Various levels with individual coaches. Co-ed Island Water Polo is offered to all ages ( Swimming skills required) Pre-Team swimming skills classes available, too. South Maui Tennis 250-3656 Tennis Clinic Barbara 250-3656 or Tricia (801) 694-4535 Kalama Park Tennis Courts, Kihei Wednesdays & Fridays starting at 4pm Minimum age 6 Beginner and Intermediate levels

Skill specific tennis camp. Improving tennis game, tennis knowledge, and fitness level mixed with a lot of FUN! Wailuku Tennis Clinics 283-1925 Tennis Made Easy War Memorial Tennis Courts (Upper Level) Ongoing Every Wednesday 4:00 - 5:00 for 10 and under, 5:15 - 6:15 for Juniors/Adults 6+ to 100+, Beginner - Advanced Beginner $5/children $8/adults perclass. Our teaching method makes it easy to learn Tennis and enjoy the sport quickly. Child size racquets, low compression balls foster quick learning while having fun. Call for details. Go to Online Maui School Guide Online Camp Guide Online Activites Guide Online Weekend Guide

Weekly Soccer classes in Makawao, Kahului, Lahaina & Kihei Kids Ages 2–7 Mini Scrimmage Games! Ages 4–7! Register online! or Call 808-633-4070

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Events, Art & Music, Dance, Education, Sports, Camps Maui Ponies 280-6144 NEW Horsemanship Classes! Lessons are available for adults and children over 2 years old. We learn basic horse movement and play games to reinforce our skills. After School Pony Play Every Monday from 2:00 till 5:30 pm A nice switch from other after school programs we can help with homework and ride and play. $40 each child. Riding With Aloha: 805-630-5316 Horseback Riding Lessons Lahaina Ongoing Classes Daily 4 and up Riding lessons on the West Side! Affordable private lessons in Lahaina.Trainer, K.C. Aviv, is knowledgeable, passionate and great with kids! Lessons include general horse care, beautiful views, and wonderful horses. Come ride! Ohana Ranch of Maui 298-5864 Horse Riding Lessons Kula, Maui Ages 2 and up Ohana Ranch of Maui has a beautiful arena 120/200. Learn riding techniques and life long skills of building relationships of trust. Western and English riding lessons. Full size horses and miniature horses.

Camps Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center 572-6560 Club Kaluanui: One-Day Camp! (Ages 5+) — NEW! Session 1: Monday, February 19 Session 2: Monday, March 26 Session 3: Monday, May 28 Held on many school holidays! School may be out, but the Hui is in! In a mixed-age classroom, students will enjoy a creative day of fun and think imaginatively as they create art projects using various materials and techniques. Keiki will also have a chance to explore the beautiful grounds of the Hui’s Kaluanui Estate. Tuition: $75 Camp Kaluanui: Spring Break Monday – Friday, 5 days

9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Drop-off starting at 8:30 am) Week 1: March 12 - 16 Week 2: March 19 - 23 A diverse visual arts curriculum, geared to stretch minds, exercise imaginations, keep the body active, and introduce new idea-generating techniques. Campers paint, build, design, dance, sing, and play their way through a balanced variety of artistic activities each day. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Unlock your child’s creativity today! Teens & Tweens Art Academy Monday – Friday, 5 days March 19 – 23 / 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Age 11+ Teens will get a taste of the wide variety of art media offered at the Hui. Daily activities may include painting, drawing, metalsmithing, photography, printmaking, ceramics and more! This fun-filled camp will inspire teens with age-appropriate projects designed to build fine art skills and develop innovative thinking. Summer Camp Kaluanui Save the Date and Register Early! June 4 – August 10 New camps with fun themes start each week!

At Maui Humane Society’s Animal Camp, every day is filled with fun activities and time with animals! This humane program cultivates compassion and encourages campers to grow into responsible pet owners and advocates for the animals they love. Open Registration Feb. 5th. Summer Animal Camp To stay up to date on future Animal Camp dates, themes and registration deadlines, please join the Animal Camp mailing list.

Maui Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA), 244-8760 Register at MAPA Main Studios 2027 Main Street, Wailuku Shining Stars Performing Arts Camp March 19-23, Monday - Friday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Ages 5-10 If you’ve always wanted to perform, this camp is for you! You’ll create characters and learn original dance choreography in this high-energy camp taught by professional teaching artists at MAPA. Explore your creativity and make new friends in a fun, creative and nurturing atmosphere. The Pacific Whale Foundation 249-8811 week culminates in a Musical Theatre Showcase for families and friends on the final day of camp. No experience Spring Break Ocean Camp necessary. Space is limited. $195. Pacific Whale Foundation’s Discovery Make Believe Camp Center Classrooms in Ma’alaea MAPA Main Studios March 19-23, 2018 2027 Main Street, Wailuku Monday - Friday March 19-23, Monday - Friday 8 am to 4 pm 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Grades 1-5 Ages 3-5 Ocean Camp provides a fun way for Your child will be whisked away to children to learn about the oceans and Maui’s natural environment. Each the land of make believe! We will spend each day as a different fairytale week has an ocean-related character or superhero. Your creativity theme. Each day includes fun games is the limit! Enjoy related dancing, and activities, hands-on science lessons, field trips, and arts and crafts. stories, activities and crafts! Bring your imagination and your favorite Summer Break Ocean Camp costume. No experience necessary. Save the Date and Register Early! Instructor Katie Higuchi. $150. June 4th - August 3rd Auditions - MAPA’s Summer MusiMaui Humane Society cal Theatre Camp 877-3680 ext. 20 Sunday, April 8 1:00 – 3:00 pm Students entering grades 3-9 will spend their summer singing, dancSpring Animal Camp ing and acting in this high-energy Maui Humane Society Monday to Friday, March 19-23, 2018 camp culminating in eight public performances of the musical Disney’s 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM The Lion King Experience. The camp Ages 7 - 11

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FEBRUARY• MARCH • APRIL >> runs June 18-July 25 with performances July 26-29 at `A`ali`ikuhonua Creative Arts Center at Seabury Hall in Makawao. All experience levels welcome. Maui Ponies 280-6144 Kula Spring Break Camp All camps are from 9:00am -3:00pm Ages 3-15 Kids learn grooming, saddling , washing , decorating, as well as leading and learning to ride. Enjoy my little pony play , group riding lessons, games on horseback, arts and crafts, trail rides and more! Pack a lunch and we do the rest. Kids ride 2 to 3 times a day. Limited space so each child has their own pony or horse for the day. Maui Ponies Day Camp We will have Monday-Friday weekly camps for sign up all year in 2018 for our little folk ages 3yrs to 7yrs during the school year while big kids are in

school, little ones free time. Ohana Ranch of Maui 298-5864 Spring Pony Camp Ages 5+ Kula, Maui 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Riding horses, arts and crafts, water play and fun!! Maui Family YMCA 242-9007 YMCA Day Camps-Three Sites Camp Moana in Kahului (at the YMCA) Camp Nalu in Kihei (at Kihei Elementary) Camp One in Kahului (at Pomaikai Elementary) March 19 – March 23 7:30am – 5:30pm 4 years – 13 years *Specialty camps available only at Camp Moana Kids have fun while they learn how to make new friends, build new skills,


and grow self-confidence. When not in their Specialty Camps, campers will be participating in the Camp Moana program schedule. Specialty Camps: Cooking Camp 8 years – 13 years Campers will learn the basic fundamentals of cooking. Our YMCA Chef will demonstrate step by step how to create a meal and then turn the apron over to the campers for the actual preparation of the food. Archery Camp 8 years – 13 years Who wants to learn how to shoot a bull’s-eye? Learn the art of this great Olympic sport. Swim Camp 4 years – 13 years Campers can take care of their swim lessons while being at camp. Campers will be in the pool at least 1 1/2 hours a day with our certified instructors.

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Make Friends. Respect Life. Grow Compassion! Spring 2018 Session:

March 19-23 - “Brand New Life” Registration opens February 5, 2018 at noon. Sign up online at! Ages 7 to 11

9am to 3pm

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Events, Art & Music, Dance, Education, Sports, Camps Gardening Camp 4 years – 13 years Learn the importance of hard work, patience and daily attention by planting an edible garden to share with family and friends. Soccer Camp 9:00am – 11:00am 4 years – 13 years Learn the basics of soccer, one of the most popular sports on Maui. Kupono Music Studio 808-276-4847 Spring Break Music Camp Kupono Music Studio 115 E. Lipoa Street, Suite #204, Kihei Monday – Friday, March 19-23, 2018 9:00 AM–12:00 Noon Ages 8-13 Come have fun over Spring Break! Kupono Music Studio is pleased to offer our Spring Break Music Camp. Students try piano, ukulele & singing. No experience necessary, performance on the last day. Students must bring their own ukulele. Small class sizes for lots of personal attention! Cost: $150 Violin Boot Camp March 19-23, 2018 Monday – Friday 12:00 – 1:00 PM Ages: 8-13 ATTENTION! Calling all would be violin players. Kupono Music Studio wants YOU for the violin army! This quick intro tour of the violin is just 1 hour per day over Spring Break. Come for the hour or extend your morning camp & add a fourth instrument. All violins provided, no experience necessary, performance on the last day. $50 Maui Science Center 281-4691 Camp Discovery Spring & Summer Grades 2-6 Enriching camps offer hands-on science experiments, challenging and fun projects, and unique and innovative learning experiences that create lifelong memories and inspire the inner scientist in your child. Member discount available. Camp I Like You 845-641-8408 Camp I Like You Lower Kula

March 19th-March 23rd Monday-Friday, 9:00AM- 3:00PM Ages: 5-12 Camp I Like You is an outdoor gardenstyle camp. Highlights for Spring Session are learning to make sourdough bread with herb butter and practicing for our Aloha Friday Talent Show! Activities: Meeting Farm Animals, Outdoor Sports, crafts and more!

Hawaiian values and practices through hands-on activities. For non-Kamehameha campus students entering grade 6.

Maui Preparatory Academy STAR Camp Napili, West Maui Save the Date and Register Early! Monday, June 4 - Friday, July 20 (7 weeks) Seabury Hall 572-7235 Every day, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Seabury Hall Summer Sports Grades K-5, with a preschool camp for Camps Registration 3 and 4 year olds. Seabury Hall Campus, Makawao STAR Camp, Summer Tech, Art and Soccer • June 7-9 Recreation Camp, is a wonderful Volleyball • June 11-13 seven-week program based around Basketball • June 14-16 Music, Dance, Tech (basic robotics) Ages 6 - 15 • 8:00 am - 4:00 pm and Art. The Camp is very popular Fundamentals, skill development, and so please contact us soon! For lots strategy presented in a fun and more info and forms, contact Ray dynamic way that appeal to every skill Parnell or level: beginner to advanced. seabury- call 214-3204. Montessori Hale O Keiki 874-7441 Seabury Hall Summer School Registration Montessori Hale O Keiki Little Seabury Hall Campus, Makawao Explorers Summer Camp June 18 -July 20 100 Kulanihakoi Street Monday through Friday Save the Date and Register Early! 8:00 am-4:00 pm June 11 to July 20, 2018 Full and Half Sessions Available 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Grades 1 - 8 Preschool & Kindergarten Academics, Performing Arts, Visual New theme each week. Arts, Music and Athletics. Space is limited. Contact Marsha Kelly: mkelly@ Alexander Academy of Performing Arts, 808-878-8970 Kamehameha Schools Summer 870 Hali’imaile Road, Makawao Programs Summer Dance Camps Apply by FEBRUARY 15, 2018 Save the Date and Register Early! for Summer 2018 June-July 2018 Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm KILOHANA Innovative, four- and five-week Hawai- Ages 3-10 Week-long dance camps incorporate ian culture-based summer math and literacy programs for non-Kame- ballet principles, creative movement, tumbling, jazz, arts & crafts, and dance hameha students in the third grade games. Dancers demonstrate their and middle school. new skills, confidence, and creativity SUMMER SCHOOL with an in-studio performance for Summer courses available at each of family & friends! our 3 campus locations: • KS Maui: Hālau ‘O Kapikohānaiāmālama • KS Hawai‘i: Hālau Kupukupu Innovations Academy Go to • KS Kapālama Summer School Online Camp Guide Program details vary by campus. Online Maui School Guide EXPLORATIONS HO‘OMAKA‘IKA‘I Online Activites Guide One-week summer boarding proOnline Weekend Guide grams providing foundational

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Maui Family Magazine Spring 2018  

Maui Family Magazine Spring Issue 2018

Maui Family Magazine Spring 2018  

Maui Family Magazine Spring Issue 2018