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Teaching Kids Kindness 10 Photographing Active Kids 12 Minimizing Power Struggles 14 Survive Your Moody Child 16 Moving & Grooving with Your Keiki 18 What to Do When Your Child is Lying 20 Deaf Education 22 Community Events 24


Routines & Rituals: Saying Goodbye 34 Soothing Baby's Eczema 36 Preschool Open Doors 38 Community Events 40


Family Mealtime Advetures 58 Clear Your Mind When It's Cluttered 60 Easy Home Updates 62 How to Bounce Back After Rejection 64 Spring Cleaning 66 Preventing & Treating Vericose Veins 68 It's Not About the Destination... 70 Keep Your Marriage Strong 72 Breast Cancer Awareness 74 Surviving Life's Curveballs 76 Flavors Hook Kids 78 Community Events 80 Follow @mauifamilymagazine!

MAUI HAPPENINGS & ACTIVITIES Education Calendar 26 Arts Calendar 44 Events Calendar 50 Camps Calendar 88 Sports Calendar 84 Inclusive Activities 92 Party Page 94 RIKI’S Keiki Korner 82

EDITORS & CONTRIBUTORS Patrick Shipman Photography by: Delia Nelson Nicole Shipman deelianelsonphotography.com Kiegan Blake @deelianelsonphoto Rukhsanna Guidroz Mom/Ginny: Owner of Sarah Burns @tropical_boheme Jennie Spillane @vintagekantha SALES Nicole Shipman call 573-2731 or email ads@mauifamilymagazine.com For editorial info call 573-2731 or email info@mauifamilymagazine.com Graphic Design Alexa Lasco • alexalasco.com For calendar submissions calendar@mauifamilymagazine.com

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 2020 All Rights Reserved.

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Teaching Kids About Kindness Kindness may not always come naturally to our kids. With a little help, however, parents can instill this admirable quality in their kids. Here are a few suggestions for you to try. Be a Role Model

Encourage a Positive Attitude

Be the epitome of kindness if you want your kids to be kind to others. Show them how, even in challenging situations, kindness is the only way to go. It’s not about denying other emotions; it’s about moving forward with grace.

Ask your older kids to notice any negative self-talk that makes them feel not so good about themselves. Show them how to turn that negativity around. “I’m not smart enough” can be “I am always learning new things!” Model a positive attitude and, more importantly, let them know how they can turn negative talk into an uplifting affirmation.

Read Books About Kindness Check out books on kindness at the library. There are picture books and books for older kids that show how to be a kind friend in different situations. No one can solve every problem; people can be compassionate and caring, though.

Volunteer A practical way to show kindness is to volunteer your time to those in need. Let your kid choose a cause and explore the different ways in which kindness can be spread.

Make Kindness Cards Collect thoughtful sayings or phrases, or perhaps images that show kindness, and make bookmarks or cards. This activity will get your kids’ imagination fired up. It puts them in a space of love and giving, and allows them to express kind thoughts. The cards can always be shared, gifted or kept for when kindness feels far away.

Feel Kindness in the Body Point out how being kind can make the body relax and de-stress. The nervous system calms down, and any fight-or-flight feelings can be released. Kindness helps the body feel grounded, supported and at peace.

When we start at home and show kindness to ourselves and to our kids, the act of caring and sharing can be learned. It takes a little time and effort on a parent’s part, but the effect on our kids and the rest of the world can be big.

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Tips for Photographing Active Kids Active kids can be challenging subjects in photo shoots. Whether you’re taking a quick snap shot or photographs to frame for the family gifts, there are a few tips that can help you be a successful photographer. Take a lot of photos. Take advantage of digital photography and keep snapping. Don’t put yourself under pressure to take one perfect picture. Later, you can go back and delete the blurry shots; but you’re more likely to capture a good one amongst many on this mode. Let kids play! Don’t feel the need to ask your child to strike a pose. Just let her do what she loves and be close by to capture that moment. Have a great zoom lens on hand when capturing active kids so you have more opportunity to catch them in candid moments. Be patient. It’s rare that the very first picture I take is the one I want to keep, blow up and frame. If they did something cute, they’ll likely do it again with a little encouragement or patience. Offer gentle encouragement. What makes your child giggle? Is it your dancing or singing? A natural laugh will come across as more realistic than a smile on demand. If you’re being the clown, he may be watching long enough for you to snap a great picture.

Adjust your aperture. Your aperture will also play a role in getting sharp images. For action shots, try shooting with a small aperture. That way you will have a broader depth of field, which will allow more of your image to be in focus. When you get used to shooting action shots, then you can try shooting with a larger aperture to really isolate your subject from the background. Raise your shutter speed. To get sharp pictures, you’ll need to freeze motion. So make sure you have a high enough shutter speed. If you are shooting sports outdoors where you have a lot of available light, set your shutter speed at or above. A higher shutter speed is better when shooting action. Use the center focal point. Always keep your center focal point on the face of the subject. If you focus past your subject, you will get an out-of-focus shot. Taking photos of an active child isn’t beyond your skill level. Before the shoot, just remind yourself of how your camera can help you achieve perfect photos. Point, shoot, and enjoy the moment.

Roots School Children’s Fair SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH // 2PM–5PM 740 HAIKU RD., HAIKU Roots School will host its annual Children’s Fair on Sunday, February 9 from 2–5 pm at Roots School in Haiku. This year, the fun event will celebrate Dr. Seuss! Grab your Cat in the Hat and enjoy the crafts, games, food, balloon animals, magic show and student performances! A super silent auction will offer hotel stays, restaurant certificates, spa packages and more! All proceeds benefit the

school’s Tuition Aid Program. Roots School is located at 740 Haiku Road and serves children from preschool–8th grade. For more information, call 250-7988 or email office@rootsmaui.org.

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Minimizing Power Struggles BY KIEGAN BLAKE, O.T.


o you find yourself at a loss with your child’s refusals? Do you wonder why you don’t feel like the boss? Do you find yourself resorting to strategies that you just thought you’d never use? Welcome to the land of power struggles. The first thing to understand is that your child saying “no” and refusing is a normal part of development. It is a signal that she has her own ideas, different from yours, and she feels safe to tell you about it. Challenging you also allows your child to see where the boundaries are- will you let him stay up until 10 if he continues to pop out of bed for another drink of water? What to do about power struggles:  • Continue to provide a safe environment for your child to express her own feelings and ideas. • Invite further conversation about it; “why don’t you want to clean your room?” You want to develop your child’s ability to verbalize around his ideas and feelings rather than simply oppose you at every turn. • Create a consistent routine/schedule so that your child knows what is coming up.

• Let her know in advance when there is a change in plans and talk together on how to problem solve it “oh, it’s raining, so no beach time- I wonder what we should do?”, this builds skills to converse around unexpected events. • Give choices of 2 throughout the day– this gives your child a sense that they have control “do you want the yellow bowl or the red bowl for your cereal?” • Avoid the temptation to become more rigid and giving ultimatums. Increase conversation about why the boundary is what it is and then lovingly and firmly stick to it.  • Make sure you have plenty of “time in” with your child. When he becomes oppositional, it can negatively change the dynamic of your relationship, so you need to make extra effort to have a dose of sweet, pleasurable time every day. Sharing intimate time together is the glue of your relationship and will allow her to be available to converse around her big feelings rather than digging her heels in. • Insert levity and humor into your daily experiences. 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 MauiChildDevelopment.com.

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MAUI CENTER FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT Therapy Classes for Young Children to Teens! Feeding Sensitivities: Learn to expand your child’s food tolerances.

Occupational Therapy! Improve your child’s... Motor Skills: Your child will improve gross and fine motor skills to increase independence and confidence in daily skills. Sensory Processing: Identify your child’s sensory profile and strengths. Learn practical strategies for tricky behaviors. Handwriting Skills: Help to make handwriting and homework easier! Social Skills: Your child will learn to read nonverbal cues, hold social conversations, be flexible and negotiate. Self-Regulation Skills: Learn how to help your child read his body signals and develop strategies to calm whether she tends to be anxious, highly active, or lethargic.

Behavior Challenges: Help your child learn to build communication and coping skills. Parents learn to create positive behavior momentum for lasting change, while having fun! Learn practical and effective parenting strategies from our expert Occupational Therapist, Kiegan Blake, while having FUN on our state-of-the-art equipment! About Kiegan Blake, M.A. Ed., OTR/L Kiegan has been an Occupational Therapist for over 23 years and opened the Maui Center for Child Development in 2003. Kiegan Blake is trained in Developmental and Applied Behavioral Analysis Interventions as well as Sensory Processing & SelfRegulation Interventions. Kiegan 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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How to Survive Your Child's EverChanging Mood Navigating the murky waters of your child’s ever-changing mood can be tricky. While many children experience an emotional roller coaster ride at some point in their lives, how do you as a concerned parent survive the ride? Don’t try to fix it. Protecting your child from life’s experiences can be damaging to her personal growth. Model healthy acceptance by surrendering to challenges when it’s appropriate. Seek help. Find friends and partners with whom you can talk. Share your experiences with them to help ease your stress. Tips and suggestions for survival during challenging times can come from different sources. Start with talking about it. Educate yourself. Do some subtle detective work to find out why your child might be acting a certain way. Research online, ask parents of your child’s friends, or engage your child in conversation that might reveal some hints. Knowing the cause of your child’s behavior can help soothe your fears and ease your stress. Talk to kids early and often. Stay in touch with your child so he knows he can share and confide in you without judgment. This connection can keep you in the loop. Make it known that you are merely holding the space for him if you feel resistance to the closeness.


Put yourself in your child's place. Imagining yourself as a child, in her position with her specific set of challenges, can help you keep things in perspective. Is her screen time excessive? How would you have acted as a teenager with a cell phone? Expecting your children to act like adults with a sense of balance, may not be reasonable. Pick your battles. Wanting to direct and control your children’s behavior is not realistic. Allowing them to experiment, to a certain degree, puts them in a position of leading rather than being led. They will quickly learn from their mistakes and that’s a good thing. Whether your children are 5 or 15, be prepared for their mood swings by educating yourself and modeling healthy behavior. It’s not a parent’s job to protect children from all potential challenges. Showing them it’s okay to go through ups and downs in life, is the most we can do for them. Ho‘omau 2020 is a benefit concert to support Hawaiian language immersion preschool students at Pūnana Leo o Maui. This year’s theme is “I Mau ‘o Hawai‘i He ‘Āina Aloha”, which means “So that Hawai‘i remains Hawaiian." Come and enjoy this premier Hawaiian language event with the entire ‘ohana (family). Entertainment will include a line-up of award-winning Hawaiian and local entertainers. The event features live Hawaiian music, live and silent auctions, hale, keiki (kids) zone, various Hawaiian crafters, cultural demonstrations, and much more. Tickets are available through Pūnana Leo o Maui and all Minit Stop locations. https://hoomau.com/.

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The Surprising Benefits of Moving & Grooving with Your Keiki Turning up the music and dancing with your kid can be more than fun. The impact on your kid’s development can be big and far-reaching. Read on to find out why shaking your booty with your child is a must! Music increases a toddler’s sensory development. Music aids a child’s sensory development. Exposing your child to different kinds of music can help create more pathways between the cells in their brains. This increases even more when music is linked to different activities, such as dancing. Music gives your child cues. Music can be used to indicate play time, sleep time, or different moments in your child’s daily schedule. Many parents tuck their children in with a lullaby or calm them down with a song. It can also be used to indicate clean up time or the end of a play date. Music can improve literacy and numeracy. From an early age, babies can hear the difference between different types of sounds. After just a few weeks, a baby is able to distinguish her mother’s voice from other people’s. Exposure to music can enhance a child’s ability to decode sounds and words.

Music helps toddlers build coordination. Listening to a song helps kids learn to tune into the rhythm of the music. You may have already noticed your child dancing to certain songs or liking certain pieces of music more than others. Expose them to a variety of music and see if they are inspired by a particular genre. Have fun exploring your options! Music encourages children’s inclination to move, developing their fine motor skills and gross motor skills. Give them a toy drum or other homemade musical instruments, and dance with them. They will try to mimic your moves, which can help them with their handeye coordination and exercising their clutch grip. If the rhythm is very apparent, you may even notice your toddler starting to jump up and down, which helps with their muscle development, strength and balance. There’s nothing quite like seeing your child free of inhibitions, dancing to music. So next time your child is inspired, turn up the volume and join in the fun.

Learn Hawaiian Culture with Kukahiko PRE-REGISTER BY MONDAY, MARCH 9TH Kukahiko is bridging indigenous culture and arts with the Maui community. Their activities are shaped by traditional Hawaiian practices in their After School Program and Spring Day Camps. Children grades K-5 will be inspired to learn the Hawaiian way of piko (protocol), kilo (weather observations), ho‘oikaika kino (exercise), hula, oli/ mele (chant/song), mo‘olelo (history/journaling), mālama ‘āina (land stewardship), and hana noveau (fine arts and crafts). The Heluhelu

‘Āina Spring Break Day Camp will also have daily field

trips to wahi pana (sacred, storied places) of Maui, where keiki will grow in their understanding and appreciation of their island history. Preregistration is due by Monday March 9, 2020. For more information and to register, visit www.ku1ko.com.

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What To Do When Your Child is Lying Many children lie at some point in their lives – whether it’s a little white lie or a lie that has serious repercussions. Either way, lying can cause stress not only to the child involved, but also the parents. To help navigate the situation in an appropriate manner, consider the following courses of action. Have an awareness about your own reactions to misbehavior in general. Do you yell or hand out severe punishments? Try using a calm voice, and focus on solutions rather than assigning blame. Focus on your child’s feelings. When your child is being dishonest, try to understand what made him feel that he couldn’t be honest with you. Instead of calling him out about the lie, try saying, "That sounds like you made that up. You must have been scared to tell me the truth. Let’s talk about that." If your child feels like he can be honest with you, you may learn something that could help you foster the truth in the future. Acknowledge honesty. Express encouragement when your kids tell the truth. “It must have been difficult for you to tell me what really happened. I appreciate your courage for telling the truth!”

Celebrate mistakes. Reframe mistakes by telling your kids that mistakes are opportunities to learn. They give you the chance to make better choices in the future. If kids know that you won’t be angry or disappointed when they mess up, they’ll be more likely to be honest. To respond, simply say something like, "That’s a good opportunity for you to learn for the future. What would you do differently if you could do it all over again?” If your child’s actions negatively affected another person, ask what needs to be done to ‘make it right’ with the other person. Reinforce unconditional love. Make sure your kids know that while you sometimes may not like their behavior, there is nothing they could possibly do that would make you love them less. Coming across dishonesty in children may be disappointing, but it doesn’t have to be a stressful situation. Some self-reflection, understanding and loving words can help show your child how to get back on track and stay truthful.

Maui OnSTAGE Youth Theater: The Ants & The Grasshoppers


This Greek comedy is a hilarious twist on the classic Aesop’s fable! When those goof-ball grasshoppers arrive in Ancient Greece, the ants discover all the forbidden fun they’ve been missing, but when Winter arrives, the Queen leaves those good-fornothing grasshoppers out in the cold and the ants become bored beyond belief and unable to accomplish their precious work. Now it’s up to Eddie, the Queen’s son, to lead a search party to rescue the grasshoppers. Children: $6.00. Adults: $10.00.

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Come Play With Us

Maui OnStage Youth Programs

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. Maui OnStage’s studio space OFFStage is only five minutes from the Iao Theater, in the Wailuku Industrial Park. Our OFFStage studio is equipped with dance floor, rehearsal space, lots of parking and room for exploration and learning!

10 Week Sessions • Registration is open! Creative Critters

Ages 5–8

Youth Tap

Grades 5–12

Musical Theater Dance Grades 3–8 Teen Acting Lab

Grades 7–12

ALL 10 week sessions conclude with a showcase at the Historic Iao Theater Reserve Your Space Now!

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How Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Learn Language BY CHRISTY CHADWICK

Over 90% of children who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) are born to hearing parents. Parents are faced with a decision of how their child will learn to communicate. There are options of sign language, learning to listen and talk, or a combination of both. The best time to learn language is from birth to 5 years of age. It is important for children’s education and social success to give them access to quality services necessary for acquiring language. Families also benefit from regular services for support in learning how to best communicate with their child. If using American Sign Language, parents need to learn to sign and expose their child to it daily. With oral or spoken language, a child must have access to sound through hearing aids or cochlear implants during all waking hours. Either way, there is a need for therapy and language lessons. Typically hearing peers learn over 50% of their language from overhearing. A child with a hearing loss cannot learn language by over-hearing. DHH children must be clearly taught language by a trained professional, or a Teacher of the Deaf (ToD) specializing in their mode of communication (sign language or spoken language). Hawai‘i has the highest prevalence rate of children born deaf with 4 out of 1000 children born with a hearing loss. Only 65% of those are

receiving early intervention services. Access to services (such as a ToD and interpreters) gives a DHH student ability to keep up with their typically hearing peers in reading, language, and academics. For resources, families can contact Christy Chadwick, Teacher of the Deaf. She offers language lessons, ideas for communicating with your child, and options for academic learning. There are communities on Facebook, such as “Hawaii Hears,” “Hawaii Parents of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Kids,” and “Listening and Spoken Language Group.” Christy Chadwick is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and holds a Master’s in Deaf Education, currently pursuing a second Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT). She is an advocate for children who are deaf and has lived on Maui since 2016. She is the Hawaii Chapter president of AG Bell, founder of Hawaii Hears and the nonprofit Deaf Education Awareness Foundation. You can follow more about teaching DHH children and get your questions answered at the FB awareness page called Hawaii Hears, @HawaiiHears on Instagram, or email her at info@hawaiihears.com.

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Hawaii Hears envisions a community where all children, including those who are deaf or hard of hearing, have quality access to language.

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16th Annual Kamehameha Schools Maui Ho'olaule'a SATURDAY, MARCH 7TH // 9AM–3PM 270 ‘A‘APUEO PARKWAY, PUKALANI “E Alu Like Kākou, Let’s Unite” is the theme for the 16th Annual Kamehameha Schools Maui Ho‘olaule‘a. This free family friendly event will take place Saturday, March 7 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the beautiful Kula Ki‘eki‘e (high school) campus overlooking Central Maui and West Maui Mountains. An enjoyable family event filled with ‘ono food, Hawaiian entertainment, cultural displays, games and crafts. Don’t forget about the Country Store, Keiki Zone, Vendor Village, Sweet Shoppe, rummage sale, and the much-anticipated silent auction.

A Zero-Waste Green Initiative Event benefiting Student Enrichment Programs and College Scholarships for not only the current student body, but alumni as well with ‘A‘apue‘o Scholarships. E Kipa mai! Plenty of free parking will be available. For more information follow us on Facebook and Instagram at @kamehamehamauiptso or call 808572-3100.

14th Annual Whale Tales FEBRUARY 14TH–17TH // 10:30AM–11:30AM 1 RITZ-CARLTON DRIVE, KAPALUA Whale Trust will present the 14th Annual Whale Tales, a unique opportunity for people of all ages to learn first-hand what marine scientists are learning about the ocean and its inhabitants. This year’s event will feature talks by whale researchers, photographers, and conservationists, plus handson educational opportunities and benefit whale watches with the experts. From NOAA’s 48-foot walk-in inflatable humpback whale to Maui Ocean Center’s coral feeding stations, the Whale Tales Marine Science Center will showcase immersive ocean science learning experiences. Admission to Whale Tales presentations and the Marine Science Center is free and open to the public, with a suggested donation of $20 per person to support whale research and conservation in Hawaii. 

available for this unique, family-friendly trip. Tickets are $30/adult and $15/keiki over three. Tickets for other benefit whale watches start at $65.

In partnership with Maui-based whale watch companies, presenters will be featured on benefit whale watches throughout the event. On Monday, February 17, a Family Day Whale Watch, sponsored by Hawaii Ocean Project, will include hands-on education stations and a whale watch curated by Whale Trust naturalists. Only 100 tickets are

Whale Tales is made possible through the generous support of many sponsors. This year’s presenting sponsors are Makana Aloha Foundation, George and Marie Weis, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, and PSAV.

Tickets and event registration are available online at WHALETALES.ORG.

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Learn from the experts and show your love for whales and their ocean home Valentine’s Day weekend. HAWAII’S PREMIER WHALE RESEARCH AND OCEAN EDUCATION EVENT



Marine Science & Photography Presentations Open to the Public

Marine Science Center and Art & Education Expo Hands-on Learning for All Ages

Benefit Whale Watches with the Experts

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with Special Guests & Education Stations, Sponsored by Hawaii Ocean Project

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17 For more information, schedules, event registration, and tickets, visit:

W H A L E TA L E S . O R G Event proceeds support whale research and conservation eeorts in the North Pacific through the Whale Tales Beneficiary Program. MAHALO TO OUR PRESENTING SPONSORS

George and Marie Weis

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participate in enrichment courses, such as art, music, or Hawaiian studies, and mingle with current Sacred Hearts students. Reserve your spot!

Pa‘ia Youth & Cultural Center

Doris Todd Christian Academy

579-9237 • www.doristoddchristian.org  519 Baldwin Ave., Paia Open House • Preschool–8th Grade Saturday, February 8 • 9am–11am This is a great opportunity to take a tour and meet our wonderful teachers and staff! Can’t make it at this date/time? Contact us to schedule a private tour at a time that works for you!

Montessori School of Maui

573-0374 • momi.org 2933 Baldwin Ave., Makawao Open House Saturday, February 8 • 10am–12pm Toddler through Middle School. Interested in a Montessori Education for your child? Join us at our Open House from 10:00am to 12:00pm!

Sacred Hearts School

661-4720 • www.shsmaui.org 239 Dickenson St., Lahaina Shadow a Student Day • Grades 1–8 Tuesday, February 11 Students will spend time in the classrooms,

579-8354 • pyccmaui.org Pa’ia Bay, Pa’ia Free membership for youth at Pa’ia Youth & Cultural Center - Drop-In & Life Skills Programs Year-Round. Membership is FREE! • Ages 9–18 Tues.–Sat.: Check website or call for details The PYCC is North Shore Maui’s home for bodyboarding, 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 & Girls Clubs of Maui

242-4363 • www.bgcmaui.org Kahului, Wailuku, Lahaina, Makawao, & Haiku Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui • Ages 9–17 Year Round, Monday–Friday 2pm–7pm (During the school year) Spend your afternoons at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui! Programs include education, sports, field trips, creative arts and more. Clubs are open Monday to Friday after school. Total cost is $5 per child and for a full year of club membership.

Seabury Hall LEGO Club

Room 205 at Seabury Hall’s Upper School, 480 Olinda Rd., Makawao Seabury Hall LEGO Club • Ages 5+ First Saturday of Every Month • 9am–11am Whether you’re a master LEGO builder or a first Submit your listings online at mauifamilymagazine.com

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Providing a comprehensive curriculum for keiki ages 18 months through 8th grade.

Montessori School of Maui OPEN HOUSE Saturday, February 8 10:00am -12:00pm Interested in a Montessori EducaIon for your child? Come enjoy a student led tour with an opportunity to talk with teachers and sta.

Unable to aOend? Schedule a campus visit with our Director of Admissions Jamie Athearn at 573-0374. The Montessori School of Maui is a non-proďŹ t organization. We are a non-denominational, co-educational school enrolling and providing education for children without regard to race, nationality, gender, ethnic origin or religious beliefs.

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Education Calendar

timer, the LEGO building events hosted by Seabury Hall LEGO Club are perfect for you! LEGOs are provided by the club, so just show up and have fun! The drop-in events are recommended for ages 5 & up.

Maui Center for Child Development

873-7700 • www.MauiChildDevelopment.com MCCDmaui@gmail.com 244 Papa Place, Suite 102, Kahului 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 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.

Kihei Public Library

875-6833 • www.librarieshawaii.org Pajama Storytime • Ages 3–7 Children’s Area • Last Tuesday of Month • 7pm Wear your PJs and fuzzy slippers, grab your teddy bear for stories, songs and movement! Preschool Storytime • Ages 3–5 Children’s Area • Fridays • 10:30am Stories, songs, movement and crafts. Toddler Storytime • Geared for Age 2 Children’s Area • Thursdays • 10:30am Simple stories, songs, movement and crafts just right for toddlers. Wonderful Wednesday • Ages 7+ Last Wednesday of each month • 3pm A program, event, or volunteer opportunity for school-age children.

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Located in beautiful Upcountry Maui on the slopes of Haleakala Accepting Applications for the 2020-2021 School Year Please call to schedule a visit Serving families and their children 3-5 years old. Monday–Friday • 7am–4pm

Maui’s only preschool with an intergenerational program Accepting applications for the 2020–2021 school year! (808) 242-5437 kanshapreschool.net

Providing a safe and fun place where children are loved and love to learn. 17 Omaopio Rd., Kula • 808-878-6343 preschool@waipunachapel.com www.waipunachapel.com

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Education Calendar Maui Hui Malama

Makawao Public Library

573-8785 • www.librarieshawaii.org 1159 Makawao Ave, Makawao Toddler Story Time • Ages 5 & Under Every Thursday • 10am 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 Every First Monday • 3pm–4pm All ages and levels welcome for relaxed chess play. Family Movie Night • All Ages Every Fourth Wednesday • 6pm Join us for our monthly FREE movie and popcorn!

Wailuku Public Library

243-5766 • 251 High Street, Wailuku Keiki Story Time Every Wednesday • 10am Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers accompanied by parent or caregiver. Join Auntie Tammy for fun stories, songs, action rhymes and simple crafts. Children, parents and caregivers hear stories, have fun, and meet new friends. Free.

Kahului Public Library

873-3095 • 90 School St., Kahului www.librarieshawaii.org Keiki Storytime • Preschool Children’s Area • Saturdays • 10:30am Nurture your child with the love of reading by attending a storytime session!

808-244-5911 • mauihui.org 375 Mahalani Street, Wailuku LIKO Program Tuesdays–Thursdays & Two Fridays/Month A program for youth interested in tutoring for their online high school curriculum or GED/ HISET test preparation with project-based experiences. After School Tutoring Affordable options with one-on-one or group settings available. Financial aid options available as well. Welcome Wednesdays • Grades K–5 Wednesdays • 2pm-4pm Homework Help and Art Enrichment. Limited Transportation Available.

Kumon Math & Reading Centers

www.kumon.com 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 to college.

Maui Learning

573-7730 • www.MauiLearning.com Individualized Tutoring; All Academic Subjects Ages 3–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.

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Sacred Hearts School Exellence in Education. Foundations for Life.

WASC & WCEA Accredited • Learning Journeys • Teachers Make Learning Fun Spanish Online Distance Learning with a Blended Concept Google School for Education • One-to-One Laptop Instruction House System • Making Connections Schedule a Tour Today! Call 808.298.9679 or email development@shsmaui.org 239 Dickenson St., Lahaina • 808.661.4720 • shsmaui.org

Do you need help with your child's homeschool curriculum? Does your child need to prepare for the GED or HISET test? Is your child on a long-term suspension from school?

Call us at 244-5911 to learn more about Liko, a program to help your child overcome barriers to their educational goals. 808.244.5911 mauihui.org *Follow us on

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Education Calendar Nā Keiki o Emalia

808-214-9832 • www.NKoEmaui.org • Wailuku Children/Teen Bereavement Program Open-ended groups • Mon., Tues., or Thurs. Classes depend on the age (3–18 years) 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.

Reiki Hawaii

Tutu & Me Traveling Preschool

249-2430 • www.pidfoundation.org Kahului, Upcountry, Kihei, and Lahaina Early Childhood Education Program • Ages 0–5 Monday–Thursday • 8:30am–10:30am Tutu and Me is a free early childhood program for children ages birth to five and their caregivers. Tutu and Me provides learning opportunities for children’s social, language/literacy, cognitive, physical, and emotional development.

East Maui Watershed Partnership

573-6999 • www.eastmauiwatershed.org What’s in a Watershed? • 3rd Grade–Adult Your classroom or our watershed Year Round by request • Weekdays 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.

280-7704 • reikihawaii.com Maui Meadows Keiki Reiki Classes First Degree April 4 & 5 • 12:30pm–6:30pm 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. Visit reikihawaii.com/reikitraining/reiki-for-kids for more details.

Spiral Womb Wisdom

Christina@Spiralwombwisdom.com Low-Cost Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Clinic • Babies & Children, 0-16 3660 Baldwin Ave, Suite C, Makawao Every 3rd Weekend, Saturday & Sunday Jan 18 &19, Feb 22 & 23, March 21 & 22, April 18 & 19 • Saturday: 2:30pm–6pm, Sunday: 10am–2pm Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on approach. Beneficial for pregnancy, birth, postpartum, birth trauma, sleep, breastfeeding, pain, headaches, surgery, and dental work. RSVP to reserve your spot. Call Christina 808-214-2340. Submit your listings online at mauifamilymagazine.com

Hale Hō’ike’ike at the Bailey House

244-3326 • MauiMuseum.org 2375-A Main St., Wailuku Hale Hō’ike’ike Monday–Saturday • 10am–4pm 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.

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SEARCH SEARCH Help is Within Reach for Your Child!

Help is Within Reach for Your Child!

Operation SEARCH helps identify children having a

difficult timehelps learning from birth to age 22. Operation SEARCH identify children having a

difficult time learning from birth to age 22.

For more information, call Operation SEARCH:

For more information, call 305-9810 Operation SEARCH: Statewide: (808) or 1-800-297-2070 Oahu:(808) Honolulu 733-4977 Central 622-6432 Windward 233-5717 Statewide: 305-9810 or 1-800-297-2070

Leeward (Campbell, Kapolei, Waianae) 675-0335 Oahu: Honolulu 733-4977 Central 622-6432 Windward 233-5717 Leeward (Nanakuli, Pearl City, Waipahu) 675-0384

Leeward (Campbell, Kapolei, Waianae) 675-0335 Leeward PearlWest City, Waipahu) Hawaii:(Nanakuli, East 974-4401 323-0015 South675-0384 982-4252 North 775-8895

Hawaii: East 974-4401 West 323-0015 South Lanai: 982-4252 775-8895 Maui: 873-3520 Molokai: 553-1723 565-7900North Kauai: 274-3504 Maui: 873-3520 Molokai: 553-1723 Lanai: Kauai: 274-3504 For children under the age of 3, call565-7900 Early Intervention Referral Line (808) 594-0066 or 1-800-235-5477

For children under the age of 3, call Early Intervention Referral Line www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/SpecializedPrograms/SpecialEducation/Pages/home.aspx (808) 594-0066 or 1-800-235-5477

Operation SEARCH is conducted by the State of Hawaii • Department of Education • Special Education Section w.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/SpecializedPrograms/SpecialEducation/Pages/home.aspx 475 22nd Avenue • Honolulu, Hawaii 96816

RS 16-1538, June 2016 (Rev. of RS 15-0043)

Operation SEARCH is conducted by the State of Hawaii • Department of Education • Special Education Section | www.mauifamilymagazine.com 475 22nd33 Avenue • Honolulu, Hawaii 96816 RS 16-1538, June 2016 (Rev. of RS 15-0043)

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Routines & Rituals: Saying Goodbye by Gemma Medina, M.Ed. Early Childhood Education Instructor UH Maui College


ith our high cost of living, many families on Maui access childcare outside of the home when they need to work. Even when that care is given by someone they trust, whether it be center-based, family childcare, or family, it can be hard for little ones to let go. Dropping off your child is part of your routine. It is a predictable, familiar event that repeatedly occurs over time. Creating a ritual builds a special practice within the routine that acknowledges its importance.

to the parent or cry as they entered the room. They no longer trusted the situation enough to become happily engaged and cleverly created reasons for their grown-up to stay longer.

Creating a ritual builds a special practice within the routine that acknowledges its importance.

Developing a good-bye ritual with your child can alleviate some of the emotional upheavals of separation. Children thrive with predictable routines in which they know what to expect. Knowing what to expect during a transition gives your child a sense of control. Creating a special ritual acknowledges the importance of the moment, building trust and security within your relationship while offering a sense of comfort to both parent and child.

As a toddler teacher, it was not uncommon for me to have families who tried to sneak out without saying good-bye. Their child was engaged and happily playing, so it seemed the perfect opportunity to make a swift exit. However, a few moments later, when the child realized their special person was no longer there, they would cry or go to the door to look for them. Tearful and confused, they were left feeling abandoned. The next time the child was dropped off, they would be more clingy

A ritual may be as simple as handing your child over to the caregiver, kissing their head, and saying, “Have lots of fun today!” It could involve a special wave through the window as you pass by or reading a special book in the childcare setting before heading out. The ritual will be unique to you and your child. Whatever it may be, it should be consistent. With consistency and repetition, the transition will get easier, and your child, and you, will begin to be more comfortable with good-byes.

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f your baby’s skin is dry, scaly, itchy, has red patches and the tendency to weep, she may have eczema. 10–20% of all infants are affected. Also known as atopic dermatitis, eczema is a chronic skin disorder that can begin as early as 2-3 months of age. In infants it appears on the forehead, cheeks and outer surfaces of the extremities. The diaper area is spared. However, the first signs of the condition in a baby may be as subtle as fussiness and disturbed sleep. Eczema is called “the itch that rashes” for a reason. Some patients with eczema lack proteins that are required for a normal skin barrier, allowing allergens, irritants and bacteria to penetrate the skin and trigger an immune response.There is no cure, but there are things you can do to prevent a flare and to keep your baby comfortable. Always discuss these suggestions with your Pediatrician: • Make bath time short and sweet. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, three 10 minute baths a week during a baby’s first year are plenty. Use fragrance free soaps. Pat skin dry, leaving skin damp.

• This is key: Rub a hypoallergenic moisturizing cream or ointment (not lotion) all over her body 2 times a day and within 3 minutes of getting out of the bathtub. According to a study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, applying a daily moisturizer to your infant from birth until 6 months of age can decrease the infants risk of developing atopic dermatitis by 50%. • If the pediatrician has prescribed a steroid cream, apply 30 minutes before the moisturizer. • Keep nails short. • Use mild detergents. Avoid softeners. • Stay cool; literally. Do not overdress your baby. • Take measures to reduce exposure to allergens (dust mite, mold) and humidity. • Discuss using wet wraps and non-steroidal prescription treatments with you pediatrician. Eczema can resemble other skin conditions or may be infected, so your baby should be diagnosed by a Pediatrician or Dermatologist. Dr. Irene Papaconstadopoulos, MD FAAP is a Board Certified Pediatrician currently practicing in Kahului. Visit frankbaummd.com for more information.

Help the Maui Humane Society celebrate Freddie the Tortoise’s Birthday with an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 10, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. 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 tortoise-friendly 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 and free event for all ages. It will be a blast!

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OUR FAMILIES Kula Hospital is proud to offer emergency room (ER) services 24 hours a day, every day upcountry. Kula Hospital offers urgent and emergency care for you and your ‘ohana. For non-life threatening injuries, you could be seen faster at Kula Hospital. For more information, please visit mauihealthsystem.org.



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Need Help Paying for Preschool?


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, 2015 - July 31, 2016 who are underserved or at-risk children. Families whose children were born between August 1, 2015 - July 31, 2016 are eligible to apply for POD services.  

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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 2020-2021 POD year, the Department has over $11 million for POD subsidies. Applications must be received at the PATCH HONOLULU POD office during an open application period to be considered for POD services.    Your child’s assistance may begin July 2020 or later, depending on your preschool’s start date, and continue through June 2021. Your child may attend any DHS licensed preschool, group child care center, or group child care home you select.  Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at the PATCH HONOLULU POD office for the POD year beginning in July 2020.  For more information or to request an application, please contact the POD HONOLULU office, PATCH, toll-free at 1-800746-5620 or PODAdmin@patch-hi.org. Applications will also be available through March 31, 2020 for downloading at http:// patchhawaii.org/programs/preschool-opendoors/. Come visit the The Maui Butterfly Farm, or have the farm come visit you! The Maui Butterfly Farm Tours is a great opportunity to visit butterflies, caterpillars, Jackson chameleons, and other critters. You can even feed their friendly Nigerian Dwarf goats! Learn about the environment and the benefits of butterflies to take care of our 'aina here on Maui. The Mobile Educational Presentations go on the road with a screened tent that allows children to meet the butterflies up-close and personal, learn all about their life cycle, and even feed them. Children will see various types of butterfly eggs, chrysalis, and caterpillars to amuse and entertain them for many hours, including a "caterpillar craft" for each individual child to make. Butterflies bring joy to everyone around them. For more information visit www. themauibutterflyfarm.com.

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Experience what a morning is like in a Waldorf Preschool or Kindergarten. Children ages 2-5 with a parent are Experience what a morning is like in invited to attend. We will gather for Experience what aormorning is like in a morning Waldorf Preschool Kindergarten. circle, have outside play, a Waldorf Preschool or Kindergarten. Children 2-5 with a story, parentorare listen toages an enchanting Children ages 2-5 with a parent are watchto a captivating puppet show. invited attend. We will gather for

invited to attend. We will gather for

morning circle, have outside play, morning circle, have outside play, listen to to anan enchanting story, or or listen enchanting story, watch a captivating puppet show. watch a captivating puppet show.

February 8 • March 7 8:45 - 10:30am

February88• •March March77 February 8:45--10:30am 10:30am 8:45


Space is limited. Please RSVP to paula@waldorfmaui.org or call 808.878.2511 www.waldorfmaui.org

www.waldorfmaui.org Space is limited. Please RSVP to paula@waldorfmaui.org or call 808.878.2511

Space is limited. Please RSVP to paula@waldorfmaui.org or call 808.878.2511

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Help Get “Sleeping Beauty” on the Stage SATURDAY, APRIL 18TH // 8AM–1PM 25 KAHULUI BEACH RD., KAHULUI Known for its innovative interpretations of classic ballets, Alexander Academy Performing Company will present “Sleeping Beauty” on June 5–7, 2020 at Seabury Hall’s ‘A‘ali‘ikuhonua Creative Arts Center. The Academy’s annual productions feature 200+ students as they retell magical tales through ballet, contemporary, tap, jazz, break dancing, and more. These shows are masterfully choreographed and produced for an all-ages audience to thoroughly enjoy — they are not to be missed!
 As can be imagined, productions of this size and caliber are a monstrous feat in time, energy, and finances. One of the Academy’s main fundraisers is their Spring Car Wash at Ceramic Tile Plus in Kahului, this year happening Saturday, April 18 from 8:00 am–1:00 pm. 

Getting your car washed for just $5 will help get “Sleeping Beauty” on the stage, and makes the memorable performance experience these students have earned possible. Car Wash tickets can be purchased in advance or at the car wash. For more information about Alexander Academy of Performing Arts, visit. www.alexanderacademy.info.

"Mommy (or Daddy) and Me" Aerial Silk Classes CLASSES START SPRING 2020 LITTLE MONK SEAL, 300 OHUKAI RD., #206, KIHEI Currently, Uplift Maui offers aerial yoga and aerial classes for adults at the Hotel Wailea and keiki/teen aerial silks classes at Little Monk Seal. They now have expanded their programs to include "Mommy (or Daddy) and Me" classes for the younger ones, ages 3-7, also at Little Monk Seal.   Classes use aerial silks (like you've seen in the circus), with low to the ground movement, hanging, swinging, and spinning, etc. The classes are designed to be based on play, creative movement, and developing motor skills while using the silks as part of the canvas to their imagination. The parent/ guardian will have a chance to learn some technique, play, and get to be involved too! Not to mention, get a fun little workout and expel some energy.  Now you can give your little one the chance to move, jump, climb, hang, and spin in a safe, fun, and supportive environment with experienced

instructors. This class is open to anyone to sign up for in the community. Parents or guardians must be present with the child. Kids and Teen silks Series classes are available as well. Space is limited- and signup is required. Visit www.upliftmaui.com for more information and to signup.

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Programs for the Entire Family! MAUI TAEKWONDO & HAPKIDO CENTER Classes Available for Ages 4–18+ Kids Classes, Family Classes, Women & Men’s SelfDefense Classes, Sparring Classes, and more! No experience required. Benefits of Taekwondo & Hapkido: • Promotes a Healthier Lifestyle • Enhances Self-Esteem • Builds Confidence • Develop Discipline and Respect • Learn Self-Defense • Strengthen your Mind and Body • Relieves Stress & Anxiety • Create Lifelong Friendships New Student Special! FREE One Week Trial & Free Uniform! 808-344-5244 • info@mauitaekwondo.org 300 Ohukai Rd., Bldg. 3, Units 313 & 314 (behind Shell on Pi’ilani Hwy. in Kihei)

Maui Family YMCA 250 Kanaloa Ave., Kahului, HI 96732 www.mauiymca.org • (808)242-9007

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Pick Your Own Strawberries at Kula Country Farms OPENS FEBRUARY 2020 6240 KULA HIGHWAY, ACROSS FROM RICE PARK Springtime is Strawberry U-Pick time at Kula Country Farms. This annual tradition happens from February until early June, so bring your children and make a day of strawberry picking. Have fun while teaching your keiki about where their food comes from! The farm stand has jams, sauces, fresh produce, and more for sale. Enjoy a sunny spring day at the farm exploring the Children’s Garden with lots of garden games and bring home a few baskets of strawberries for eating, making ice cream, strawberry jam, and smoothies. Don't forget to bring a hat and wear sunscreen as it can get hot picking berries in the field. Kula Country Farms is a 4th generation farm located on Kula Highway, across from Rice Park, past mile marker 13. For more information, visit Kulacountryfarmsmaui.com.

Homemade Strawberry Vegan Ice Cream Recipe 4 cups Strawberries fresh or frozen 2 cans full fat Coconut Milk or Coconut Cream ¼–1/2 cup Maple Syrup, depending on how sweet you like it. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Pour into a freezerfriendly, airtight container. Whisk slightly every 20 minutes to avoid it getting too icy for 4 hours. It should get thicker after each whisking. Thaw for a bit before scooping. Yummy!

Easter Egg Hunt at the 2020 Keiki Fest! SATURDAY, APRIL 11TH // 11AM–4PM UH MAUI COLLEGE, 310 W. KAAHUMANU AVE. The 2020 Keiki Fest will take place on Saturday, April 11th, from 11 am to 4 pm, as the Kiwanis Club of the Valley Isle and its partners celebrate our Keiki on the Great Lawn of the University of Hawaii‐Maui College. This annual event promotes a positive, safe and healthy environment for Maui’s children. It is a fun‐filled family event with FREE games and prizes, FREE 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. Bring your kids to the Easter Egg Hunt and participate in the Bike Safety program to learn and practice safe bicycling skills. To find out how you may participate, become a sponsor or for more information on the event, call Vanessa at 250‐2777 or email: keikifest@gmail.com.

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Kahului Hongwanji Preschool Join our waiting list online at kahuluihongwanjipreschool.com Child-centered educational program where children learn through discovery and play Our teachers have 10 to 20+ years classroom experience. Average 10 children per class. • Tuition includes meals • Ages: 3–5 year olds School Hours: Mon.–Fri., 7am–5pm 291 S. Puunene Ave., Kahului • 877-7998

Little Hoku Montessori Academy Now Accepting Applications!

littlehoku.com ting Accep a t S te cial Finan Aid



PreschooL Ages 3-6 Full-Time 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. M-F Part-Time 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. M-F

Located inside Kihei Lutheran Church in North Kihei

Enrichment Program

3 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Hourly)

 Enrichment program is open to public and does not require enrollment into daytime preschool

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Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center

572-6560 • www.huinoeau.com 2841 Baldwin Ave, Makawao Classes are online & open for registration! Claymazing! Creative Ceramics for Keiki Ages 5+ Wednesdays, February 5–March 11 (six weeks) 3:30 pm–5:30 pm This class will introduce your child to the wonderful world of clay! Josie will guide children through a variety of handbuilding projects using slab, pinch, coil, and glazing techniques. Keiki are sure to enjoy the hands-on experience of creating an array of fun, fantastic clay artwork with their hands! Tuition: $115 (nonmember $144), Supply Fee: $25. Ceramics Club: Wheel Throwing & Handbuilding! • Ages 11+ Thursdays, February 6–March 12 (six weeks) 3:30 pm–5:30 pm Cups, plates, bowls, tiles and more! In this introductory class, students will create their

own functional art as they explore the handling of clay using wheel throwing, handbuilding, glazing, and texturing techniques. Students will enjoy this hands-on muddy, messy, and fun art form! Tuition: $115 (nonmember $144), Supply Fee: $25. After School Art Club • Ages 7–10 Mondays, April 6–May 18 (six weeks) • 3pm–5pm Explore and discover world art cultures, art history, and a variety of media and techniques in the Hui’s new After School Art Club! The goal of this class is to inspire creativity and develop skills through learning about art history and the artistic traditions of the world. Tuition: $115 (nonmember $144), Supply Fee: $20. Tiny Hands • Ages 2.5–5 Thursdays, April 9–May 14 (six weeks) 3pm–4:30pm Enjoy art with your little one! Using materials such as pastels, clay, paint and paper that stimulate creative impulses and fuel artistry, children (and an accompanying adult guardian) will learn artistic processes that tiny hands can manage with help. There will be music, movement, and lots of fun for all! Tuition: $115 ($144 nonmember), Supply Fee: $25. Teens Jewelry & Metalsmithing Studio • Ages 11+ Wednesdays, April 8–29 (four weeks) • 3pm–5pm We invite teens to discover the jewelry studio, learn the basics, and then create their own incredible designs! Students will begin with

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the foundational elements of metalsmithing that all jewelry professionals know: cutting, drilling, piercing, and soldering metal. After that, students will become designers as they create professional level pendants, bracelets, earrings, rings, and/or small sculptures. Tuition: $95 (nonmember $119), Supply Fee: $15.

Create Maui

463-8884 • www.createmaui.com 1053 Ulu Kanu St., Wailuku Watercolor Painting • Ages 5 & Up January 21–May 8 • 9am–10 am (Tues), 3:15pm– 4:15pm (Wed, Thurs, Fri), or 4:15pm–5:15pm (Thurs, 10 yrs and up) Students will learn foundational watercolor techniques such as color application and mixing, use of water, composition, and shading. They will practice these techniques while creating landscapes, still lifes, portraits, and prints.

ative, mind developing activities. The entrance is free & all ages are welcome! You can play Island Art Party’s games or bring your own.

Art Classes with Barbara Steinberg

Sabado Studios

269-6845 • www.barbarasteinbergart.com 131 S. Kihei Road, Maui Bridge Club in Kenolio Recreational Complex Animal Kindness Club Art Class • Ages 6–14 Every Wednesday • 3pm–5pm Help children open the gift of their own creativity. Winter drawing and painting classes for children ages 6–14. Fee: $10.00 per class or $155 for 15 weeks, includes family art show. For more information and an art supply list, call or text instructor Barbara Steinberg at 808-269-6845. To see previous classes and young artists in action, check out Barbara’s Facebook page at Barbara Steinberg. Classes co-sponsored by Maui Parks & Recreation.

Island Art Party

808-419-6020 • www.islandartparty.com 1279 S. Kihei Rd #109 - Kihei Family Painting Classes • Ages 8 & up Saturdays & Sundays • 2pm Thursdays, March 19 & 26 • 2pm Friday, April 10 • 7pm  Just follow along as a Partista (Party Artist) provides step-by-step instructions in creating the featured painting. All the materials are provided along with the set-up & clean-up...all you have to do is show up!  Family Game Night Third Sunday of the Month: February 16, March 15, & April 19 • 6:30pm–9:30pm Island Art Party is stocked with all kinds of cre-

242-6762 • www.sabadostudio.com • Wailuku Children’s & Young Adult Art Classes • Ages 6–14 Monday–Wednesday • 4pm–5pm Saturday • 10am–12pm Held weekly, artist Philip Sabado inspires and oversees the artistic development of each child.

Maui OnStage

244-8680 • www.mauionstage.com OFFStage Studio at Kolu Street, Wailuku Maui OnStage Youth Classes • Ages 4–18 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 a sense of self through song, dance, and creative play.

Maui Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA)

244-8760 • www.mauiacademy.org MAPA Main Studios • 2027 Main St., Wailuku Spring Dance Semester • Ages 3–Adult Mondays–Saturdays, January 11–May 1 More than 100 weekly classes in all levels of ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, acro-flex, Broadway dance, contemporary and choreography for students ages three to adult. Spring Drama Semester • Ages 5–Adult Mondays & Tuesdays, January 11–May 1 Weekly drama classes: Creative Drama, Youth Acting Troupe, Performing Arts for Kūpuna.

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CALENDAR violin & guitar & brass instruments. Group lessons available on ukulele & violin. Play any style of music you desire in private, air-conditioned comfort on gorgeous high-quality instruments. Free practice piano available for any student taking lessons anywhere. Call for the latest roster of instruments available for study. Traveling teachers also available. Cost: $40 per half-hour lesson, $60 for group lessons.

Kindermusik by Tamara Alexander Academy of Performing Arts 878-8970 • www.alexanderacademy.info 870 Hali’imaile Road, Makawao Dance Classes for Children & Adults Ages 3–Adult Monday–Saturday • Morning & Afternoon Classes Beginning thru Advanced Classes include ballet, jazz, tap, musical theater, acting, hip hop, and contemporary dance styles.

Piano & Voice Lessons, Songwriting & Performance Coaching

268-1189 • www.priscillasanders.com Island Wide at Your Home Ongoing Classes • Ages 5+ FUN and engaging private lessons in piano, voice, songwriting, or performance coaching tailored to your interests.

Bounty Music

871-1141 • info@bountymusic.com Music Lessons in Ukulele, Guitar, Drums, Voice, and Keyboard • Ages 6+ Ongoing Classes Every Day! Private music lessons for children and 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.

719-948-7789 kindermusikbytamara@gmail.com Classes in Kihei and Makawao Now Enrolling Children • Birth–7 Years Shared musical activities soothe and calm, promote school readiness, increase positive social and emotional outcomes, reduce learning difficulties, and opens the brain to higher learning. Kindermusik develops the whole child all while building a strong musical foundation.

Maui Family YMCA

242-9007 • www.mauiymca.org Private Weekly Music Lessons • Ages 4–Adult Learn the art of playing a musical instrument. Make it a family lesson and learn together. Lessons in Guitar or Ukulele. Our instructor has time slots available throughout the week and on Saturdays.


283-6945 Private Violin Lessons in Wailea • Ages 6–Adult Flexible times, beginning & intermediate students. 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.

Kupono Music Studio

276-4847 • www.KuponoMusic.com contact@kuponomusic.com 115 Lipoa Street, Suite #204, Kihei Private Music Lessons • Ages 4–Adult Ongoing • Monday–Friday • 9am–7pm Private lessons available in piano, voice, ukulele,

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Unlock your creativity at

Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center!

Camp Kaluanui March 16-20 & March 23-27

Art with Aloha workshops & free demos

Art classes for keiki, teens, tweens & adults

Visit huinoeau.com for class registration & details! Hui No‘eau• 2841 Baldwin Ave. • 808-572-6560 Art with Aloha is supported in part by the County of Maui and the Office of Economic Development

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Queen Ka’ahumanu Center

877-4325 • www.queenkaahumanucenter.com 275 E. Ka’ahumanu Ave., Kahului Chinese New Year Celebration Sunday, February 2 • 2:30pm–4:30pm Celebrate the Year of the Rat featuring family activities and entertainment, including Au’s Shaolin Arts Lion Dance, firecrackers, and keiki crafts. Kung Hei Fat Choy!

Roots School

Pacific Whale Foundation

249-8811 • www.worldwhaleday.org Run & Walk for Whales Saturday, February 1 Whale Day & Parade of Whales Saturday, February 8 World Whale Film Festival Friday, February 14 The Great Whale Count January 25, February 29, & March 28 Concert Cruises February 8, 9, 15, & 22 2020 marks the 40th year of Pacific Whale Foundation’s signature event: Maui Whale Festival! Since 1980, Maui Whale Festival has offered a series of inspiring events held during Maui’s peak humpback whale season. Each occasion is designed to celebrate and inspire environmental stewardship. For more information, visit MauiWhaleFestival.org.

250-7988 • www.rootsmaui.org 740 Haiku Road, Haiku Children’s World Faire Sunday, February 9 • 2pm–5pm This year, the fun event will celebrate Dr. Seuss! Grab your Cat in the Hat and join us for crafts, games, food, balloon animals, magic show and student performances! A super silent auction will offer hotel stays, restaurant certificates, spa packages and more! All proceeds benefit the school’s Tuition Aid Program.

Whale Trust

572-5700 • www.whaletales.org The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Whale Tales 2020 Fri.–Mon., Feb. 14–17 Learn about whales and dolphins from top scientists and conservationists, and experience stunning visuals from world-renowned photographers and videographers. Daily presentations and education stations. Family Day Whale Watch on Monday, February 17 at 9:45am.

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Maui Arts & Cultural Center

242-show • mauiarts.org The Woodworker’s Journey: Concept to Creation: Observe & Play Family Day Saturday, February 15 • 10am–12pm Schaefer International Gallery This popular program brings families together to experience our world-class gallery, view the exhibit, and engage in hands-on art-making fun. Free Admission.

Maui Ocean Center

270-7000 • www.mauioceancenter.com Schedule subject to change Read Aloud America Sunday, February 23 • 1:15pm doors open, 1:30 pm begin reading, Finish: 2 pm  Join us for an exclusive story time perfect for the whole family with Read Aloud America. All keiki will receive a healthy snack and free book to take home. Free for members with Annual Pass. Space is limited.  RSVP: https://raamoc.eventbrite.com ‘Ukulele Lessons Mon.–Fri. • 11am–1pm • February, March, & April Learn how to play one of Hawaii’s most iconic musical instruments with one of our various instructors. Five guests per class, appropriate for ages 12 & up. Schedule subject to change. Complimentary with Aquarium admission. Aquari-OM First Tuesday’s of the Month • 5:30pm–7pm Yoga is an ancient practice renowned for its benefits to physical and mental health. Take your practice to a completely new level of peace

during a unique yoga class at Maui Ocean Center’s Open Ocean exhibit – complete with sharks, stingrays, and huge ulua! $20.00 / person Hula & the Sea Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, & Mondays 10am–12pm                                                                          Learn the history of hula and the stories it tells about Hawai’i’s oceans. Join our instructors and learn the importance of hula and the role it plays in the Hawaiian culture. 15 guest limit. Recommended for ages 4+.  Included with Aquarium admission.  ‘Upena Lawai‘a Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursday, & Fridays     10am–2pm Fish net weaving is a skill passed down from generation to generation. Learn the art of net weaving and throw-net fishing with Greg “Gigi” Gomes. Included with Aquarium admission. Behind-The-Scenes Tour Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 11:30am & 1:30pm Go behind the scenes with a marine naturalist to explore the Aquarium lab, learn about corals, sharks, and sea turtles plus a broadcast feed at Turtle Lagoon & Nursery Bay. $14.95 plus tax with Aquarium admission. Reservations recommended. Daily Marine Naturalist Presentations Daily • 9:30am–4:15pm Educational marine naturalist presentations are available every day at Maui Ocean Center. Presentations take place throughout the Aquarium from the Living Reef to the Open Ocean exhibit. Presentation times are listed online and in the park. Included with Aquarium admission

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Events Calendar Maui 5K

271-4057 • www.maui5k.org Maui 5K • All Ages & Abilities Ma‘alaea Triangle, 300 Ma‘alaea Rd., Wailuku Sunday, March 1 • 7am A 5K run or 1 Mile run/walk to benefit Maui’s schools physical fitness, play & athletic programs.

Kamehameha Schools Maui Annual Ho’olaule’a

Maui Pops Orchestra

868-2639 • www.mauipops.org MACC Castle Theatre Winter Pops Sunday, February 23 • 3pm The Maui Pops Orchestra presents an afternoon of great music with Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame inductee, Keola Beamer & kumu hula Moanalani Beamer entrancing with hula, chant & traditional instruments. Revel in the beauty of Hawaiian music and dance!

Maui Family YMCA

242-9007 • www.mauiymca.org Parents’ Night Out • Ages 4–12 February 29, March 28, & April 25 • 6pm–9pm Parents, you deserve a night out! Drop off your kids and leave the childcare to us! Kids will enjoy a fun-filled night, including activities, arts and crafts, and a lite dinner.

572-3203 16th Annual Kamehameha Schools Maui Ho‘olaule‘a Kamehameha Schools Maui - High School Campus Saturday, March 7 • 9am–3pm An enjoyable family event filled with ‘ono food, Hawaiian entertainment, cultural displays, games and crafts. Don’t forget about the Country Store, Keiki Zone, Vendor Village, Sweet Shoppe, rummage sale, and the much-anticipated silent auction. Event is free and open to the public.

Maui OnStage

242-6969 • www.mauionstage.com 68 North Market St., Wailuku The Ants and the Grasshoppers Saturdays, March 7 & 14 • 11am Sundays, March 8 & 15 • 1pm This Greek comedy is a hilarious twist on the classic Aesop’s fable! Join us for this adaptation of a classic tale about the importance of hard work and the value of fun and friendship!

Kula Country Farms

878-8381 • www.kulacountryfarmsmaui.com Located on Kula Hwy., across from Rice Park Strawberry U-Pick Patch End of February until early June 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.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2020 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

on the beautiful grounds of the KSM High School Campus in Pukalani

E ALU LIKE KĀKOU - Let’s Unite


Good Food Good Music Good Fun Stay Awhile ————





FREE ADMISSION, FREE PARKING HO‘OLAULE‘A 2020 IS A ZERO WASTE, GREEN INITIATIVE EVENT benefitting Student Enrichment Programs & College Scholarships for KSM Graduates POWERED BY THE KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS MAUI CAMPUS PTSO A REGISTERED 501(c)(3) ORG. (Federal EIN #20-0170363)


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Events Calendar Ho‘omau 2020 is a benefit concert supporting Hawaiian language immersion preschool students at Pūnana Leo o Maui. Come and enjoy this premier Hawaiian language and entertainment event with the entire family.

Maui Humane Society

Hawaii Nature Center

877-3680 • mauihumanesociety.org 1350 Mehameha Loop, Pu’unene Freddie the Tortoise’s Birthday Party & Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 10 • 11am–1pm 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! Please bring your own basket for the egg hunt.

244-6500 • www.hawaiinaturecenter.org 875 Iao Valley Rd., Wailuku Hawai’i Nature Center’s Work Day First Saturday of Every Month Upcoming Dates: March 7, April 4, & May 2 9am–Noon Individuals, businesses and civic groups are needed to spruce up Hawai’i Nature Center’s (HNC) Maui campus that includes site beautification, landscaping and light construction projects. Contact Kapua@HawaiiNatureCenter. org for all of the details. RSVP is required.

877-8952 • mauimall.com Easter Event at Maui Mall Saturday, April 11 • 11am–1pm Our Easter Event will be held on April 11 from 11-1pm in center court with an appearance from the Easter Bunny, keiki activities to enjoy, and giveaways!

Department of Water Supply

2020 Keiki Fest

463-3110 • www.mauiwater.org 11th Annual Water Conservation Poster Contest Deadline: Friday, March 13, 2020 Open to Maui County students Grades K-8. Contest theme: “OUR WATER, OUR FUTURE, CONSERVE IT.”  4th Annual Source Water Protection Video Contest Deadline: Friday, March 13, 2020 Open to Maui County high school students. The goal is to increase public awareness in preserving and protecting Maui’s drinking water resources. Contest theme: “OUR WATER, OUR FUTURE, PROTECT IT.” For contest details, visit www.mauiwater.org or call 463-3110.

Maui Mall

573-0374 • www.momi.org 2933 Baldwin Ave., Makawao 2020 Keiki Fest & Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 11 • 11am–4pm University of Hawaii‐Maui College, Great Lawn A fun‐filled family event with FREE games and prizes, FREE Keiki I.D., jumping castles, activities and entertainment. Bring your kids to our Easter Egg Hunt and participate in the Bike Safety program to learn and practice safe bicycling skills.

Pūnana Leo o Maui

244-5676 • www.hoomau.com Ho’omau 2020 Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, Kahului Saturday, March 28 • 9am–Sunset

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Events Calendar Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui

Pu’u Kukui Elementary School

www.puukukuiptsa.weebly.com 6th Annual Pu’u Kukui Elementary School PTSA’s Spring Fling 3700 Kehalani Mauka Parkway, Wailuku Saturday, April 18 • 2pm–6pm Enjoy the variety of Vendors, Huge Silent Auction, and ‘Ono Food Trucks, with special performances, from our school’s clubs! There will be multiple Bouncy Castles, a Dunk Tank, Face Painting, Balloon Art, Music, and Arcade Type Games with Prizes Galore!

Ha‘ikū Ho‘olaule‘a

727-3750 • www.haikuhoolaulea.org 27th Annual Ha‘ikū Ho‘olaule‘a & Flower Festival Ha’ikū Community Center Saturday, April 25 • 9am–4pm Spend the day in the beautiful countryside of Ha’ikū and enjoy fabulous live entertainment, an artisan marketplace, culinary delights, the Ha’ikū Living Legacy and a new HCA community mapping project, book sale, farmers market, silent auction, various keiki activities and much more!

Imua Family Services

www.imuafamilyservices.org 3rd Annual Color Festival Hawaii Saturday, April 25 This family-friendly music festival includes food trucks, vendors and activities for kids. Tickets for adults are $20 pre-sale, $25 day of; Children 6 to 16 are $15; and Children ages 5 and under are free. Tickets go on sale at the MACC box office in March.

442-7898 • www.bbbshawaii.org Open Enrollment for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui School-Based Mentoring Program Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui is located at Kahului Elementary, Wailuku Elementary, Princess Nahienaena Elementary, and Kamehameha Schools. Offering elementary school students the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a caring and responsible mentor (typically a high school student) in a supervised group setting for one hour after school. If you are interested in enrolling as a Little or Big please call (808)4427898 or e-mail us at shorie@bbbshawaii.org.

NOAA Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

879-2818 • hawaiihumpbackwhale.noaa.gov 726 S Kihei Rd, HIHWNMS Visitor Center, Kihei Sanctuary Saturday Last Saturday of Every Month • 10am–1pm Learn about humpback whales and their habitat in Hawai’i. Enjoy picturesque views overlooking sanctuary waters, see ocean-themed displays and exhibits in our visitor center, engage in storytime and craft activities. All ages welcome.

Surfing Goat Dairy

878-2870 • www.surfinggoatdairy.com info@surfinggoatdairy.com 3651 Omaopio Rd., Kula Evening Chore Tour • All Ages Monday–Saturday • 3:15pm–4:15pm. Assist in our evening chores. Learn to hand milk a goat, then help with the evening feedings and learn more about our award winning cheeses and how they are made. $12 for kids $15 for adult. Grand Dairy Tour • All Ages Wednesdays & Saturdays • 9am A two-hour hands-on visit and tasting experience you will love. Bring your family and friends! Be a goat herder for the day, even try to milk a goat. Includes a tasting of the many different varieties of our cheeses. $25 Reservations required.

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For Kids


Maui Ocean Center presents the Maui 5k Come Run With Us at Ma’alaea Triangle!

Mark your calendars for Sunday, March 1, 2020 for the 9th Annual Maui 5K ! Come join us and raise funds for YOUR school! Get the word out to your classmates, families and friends to help raise some funds for our Maui schools! Proceeds from the event will be distributed back to the school of your choice. Entry fees are $30/per runner for the timed 5K run and $25/per runner for the untimed 1 Mile run/walk Entery fees increase on Febuary 15, 2020 so sign up soon! If you can’t join us in 2020, a Virtual Run option is available for $35/person (T-Shirts will be mailed to US postal addresses only-postage included in entry fee). Watch our Facebook page for updates and help spread the word! All Ages Welcome ! For Details and to Register go to - www.maui5k.org Online registration is open! Come join us!


Visit haikuhoolaulea.org or haikumaui.org for more information

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Family Mealtime Adventures Give Your Kids a Taste of Culture & Community Carving out time to enjoy a healthy meal with family members is important. The time spent together at the table is invaluable, especially in this age of fast food, social media distractions and busy schedules. If you are craving more quality time together, here are some ways to create family mealtime adventures. Invite people over to dinner.

Breaking bread with other people helps us feel connected and valued. This ancient ritual is a critical component of friendship, and adds to our social wellbeing. Inviting others over for a meal helps our kids feel part of a larger community. It is an opportunity to learn about sharing and hospitality. If cooking a meal for a big group is intimidating for you, keep it very simple, such as lunch consisting of cold cuts and salad or soup.

Create a meal that reflects your ethnic or cultural heritage.

Make a meal that reflects your country of origin, or that of your ancestors. Do some food research with your kids to find out what your

ancestors might have eaten during a historical time period that interests you. Bring out photos and maps, and tell stories that relate to your family. This can spark an interesting and informative conversation to engage in with your kids.

Serve breakfast for dinner.

Kids love breakfast for dinner! It’s as simple as that. Bacon, eggs, waffles -- these are easy and you know there will be no leftovers. If you feel the need for something a little more substantial, bake a hearty quiche and have quinoa on the side.

Assemble dinner together.

Let your family customize their meal. Just prepare a base food and encourage each person to add his/her own toppings. Selfassembled dinner is particularly good for picky kids. Pizza is often a favorite, but you can also do this with tacos, burritos, or pasta with a variety of sauces. If hot sauce is your favorite, add it to your own plate and not to the pot. Remember, this is all about individuality.

It’s easy to inspire family members to sit and stay at the dinner table. With a little thought and variety, you can change things up so that dinner time has more meaning and spice.

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How to Clear Your Mind When It's Cluttered Writer Publilius Syrus said, “To do two things at once is to do neither.” If this sounds like an accurate description of your mind, or even an understatement, you might be trying to achieve too much. Read on if you’re interested in clearing the clutter and calming your mind. Meditate. Take time out of your day to devote to meditation. This quiet space and time allows you to turn off the voices in your head (or at least become aware of them) and get in touch with yourself. Meditation gives you the opportunity to highlight what really matters to you. Prioritize. Take your to-do list and eliminate items that you know are not necessary. Be brutal. This list need only have items that you have deemed important. If it contains something that is not essential, but merely there to keep the peace or make someone else happy, take it off the list! Take time out for yourself. If the mere thought of this sounds impossible to you, then you need time out to do something that floats your boat. Whether it’s a swim or a walk on the

beach, doing something for yourself can calm the mind and body. Give yourself permission and enjoy every minute. Live in the present moment. If you are thinking about several things at the same time, chances are you are not being present with one of those things. Take a breath and focus on one subject, person or feeling at a time. A multitasking mind can be an overwhelmed mind. Set aside "media-free" time. Limit your exposure to technology and media. Being bombarded with information – from news stories, for example – can saturate the brain with negative energy. Once overloaded, the brain can get tired and physical symptoms can set in. Be kind to yourself and switch off the media. By taking a few steps to take care of your mental space, you can cultivate a clear, calm and focused mind. Try just one of the above suggestions, and see how much better you feel.

Grow Some Good 2020 Volunteer Training Maui’s farm to school organization, Grow Some Good, has thrived for more than 11 years with strong support by the school administration, teachers, staff, and the surrounding community. According to the organization’s executive director, Kathy Becklin, Grow Some Good coordinators manage the dayto-day operations and maintenance in the garden with the help of students, but volunteers are still vital to the success of each school program. “Gardens often require bigger maintenance projects and other developments that require more skilled assistance,” said Becklin. Thanks to a generous $10,000 donation from Paul and Sandy Arbuthnot and a grant from Fred Baldwin Memorial Fund,

Grow Some Good is launching its 2020 Volunteer Training Program to set more farm to school programs up for greater success on Maui. “By training volunteers for class assistance, planting, harvesting, and garden maintenance, Grow Some Good is activating a whole new group of garden volunteers that will continue strengthening our communitybased programs,” said Becklin. To learn more and become a volunteer, visit GrowSomeGood.org/ volunteer or email volunteer@growsomegood.org.

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Services: Adults, Pediatrics, OB/GYN, Dental, Behavioral Health, Pharmacy, WIC, Quest enrollment, care coordination & referrals to other community services. Community Clinic of Maui, Inc. FQHC. Mission: to provide culturally sensitive, coordinated primary care services on Maui emphasizing education, prevention & advocacy, regardless of our patient’s ability to pay at the time services are provided.

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Easy Home Updates You Can Do Yourself Sprucing up your home environment doesn’t have to cost so much money and time. With a few simple updates, you can give your house a makeover that will inspire your neighbors. Front door. Sprucing up your front door area can be quick and easy. Paint the front door, add potted flowers, and buy new house numbers or a new welcome mat. Paint any faded trim and wash the windows. New backsplash. A new backsplash is an easy upgrade to your kitchen. Check out backsplashes such as chalkboards, pallets, wallpaper or mirrors. You can use affordable materials to create a one-of-a-kind kitchen that expresses who you are as a family. Update your cabinets. Instead of splurging on new cabinets, refresh your current ones with new hardware. Buy new knobs and handles for an easy fix. To spend even less money, consider spray painting existing knobs to achieve a different look with the same fixtures. Try painting them gold, silver, black, or even a bright color to ‘pop’ against neutral cabinets. Lighten up. You can completely change the look of a room by updating the lighting. Replace harsh overhead lighting with an elegant

floor lamp to create a cozy feel. Ambiance can be easily set by using dimmers, too. Wall sconces can add dimension to a room. Spice up a small space. Take a small space such as a half-bath, and paint it a bright color or use a bold wallpaper pattern. To make the room look larger, try adding mirrors and consider lighting up the corners of the room. Hide wiring. Ugly bundles of loose wiring can quickly bring down the vibe of an area of your house. For a quick fix, use a tie to put all like-color cables together. Use a power strip if it helps organize the area. Clean up bookshelves. Organizing books and removing any unnecessary clutter can do wonders for a bookshelf. Separate books into different colors or sizes, and use elegant bookends if you like them. A makeover for your home doesn't have to be costly. Painting, organizing and lighting up areas can be easy fixes that will leave your house looking fresh, clean and contemporary. Mark your calendars for Sunday March 1st at 7:00am to raise funds for Maui schools’ athletics!  The Maui 5K is a 501c3 non-profit that seeks to promote health and fitness for Hawai‘i’s children by giving Maui schools the ability to increase participation in youth sports and recreation programs. Funds raised will maintain or purchase new equipment for their physical fitness, play, and athletic programs.


Register online at www.maui5k.org by Thursday, February 27th. For more information, visit mauioceancenter.com or call Jordan Saribay at 808.270.7000.

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How to Bounce Back After Rejection


etting back on your feet after rejection can be a difficult or nearly impossible feat for some. We all know that being shunned, turned down, or just told “no” is part of life. Is there a graceful way to handle and bounce back after rejection? The resounding answer is YES! Read on to explore a sure path to recovery. Embrace distractions. Don’t underestimate the power of distraction. What worked when you were two years old and your mom said “no” to a play date, still works when you’re an adult. Sign up for a class that interests you, join a book club, or learn a new language. Shifting your attention from the source of pain to something else, redirects your energy in a positive and healthy way. Boost your self-confidence and know your self-worth. Being turned down – whether it’s in a romantic or business situation – can seriously ding your self-confidence and self-esteem. Pick yourself up off the floor by remembering your

Pu'u Kukui Elementary School PTSA’s Spring Fling SATURDAY, APRIL 18TH // 2PM–6PM 3700 KEHALANI MAUKA PARKWAY, WAILUKU

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Spring Cleaning Spring to it! Follow these easy-breezy to-dos and get started on your spring cleaning. Move the furniture. Even if you put it all right back, move it, clean under it, behind it, and all around it. Then find a new spot for it or move it back. The goal here is to get to all of those dust bunnies that have been hiding. You may get lucky and find a lost slippah or two.  Wash those walls. Ten tiny fingers and ten tiny toes and boy do they leave such perfect little prints all over your walls. Kids are always having fun, getting dirty, and sometimes literally climbing the walls. Take the time during spring cleaning to wash your walls. Use a solution of two parts vinegar, one part baking soda and three parts warm water. Wipe down with the solution and then rinse with clean water. Add in some essential oils to make the house smell delightful.  Crash your closet. Go through your closet and clean out anything that you haven't worn in the past year. Unless it's vintage or your wedding dress, get rid of it. Make room for new finds and donate the old. Do this before taxes, and you

may be up for a little tax deduction action. Talk to your accountant about how donating goods can help with deductions. Cause a kitchen commotion. Empty out every single cabinet in your kitchen. Do them one by one, so you don't get overwhelmed. Empty the contents and wipe each shelf. Reorganize as you go. If you think your dishes would be better placed low so the kids can help set the table, make the move. Continue emptying and cleaning each cabinet until all are done. Throw away any food in the pantry that's expired.   Fridge fun. Much like what you did for your cabinets, clean out your refrigerator and wipe each shelf down. Get rid of old condiments that may have spoiled. Also, be sure to go through your freezer and get rid of anything that resembles an iceberg or shows signs of freezer burn.

LEGO Club FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH // 9AM–11AM SEABURY HALL UPPER SCHOOL, RM. 205 480 OLINDA RD., MAKAWAO The Seabury Hall Lego Club was inspired by the LEGO Club summer program at the Wailuku Library, and the students wanted to bring that experience to upcountry families. Seabury students Sierra Lewis and Megan Malcolm began by offering support for a Lego Club program hosted by Makawao Library in 2017. Although they were only tenth graders, when they learned that Makawao Library would not be hosting the LEGO Club program, the young women rose to the challenge and brought a LEGO club to the campus of Seabury Hall. Over the last two years, Sierra and Megan have provided leadership for the club and enthusiasm for young LEGO builders.

The mission of the club is to encourage kids from the Maui community to get creative and use their imaginations in a safe space. The building events take place on the first Saturday of every month from 9–11 AM in room 205 at Seabury Hall’s Upper school. For more information visit legoclub@ seaburyhall.org or call 572-7235.

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Preventing & Treating Varicose Veins Related to Pregnancy BY RANDALL JULEFF, MD, FACS AND FAITH SEIM


ncreased blood volume and hormonal changes during pregnancy frequently cause varicose veins that rarely pose a health risk, but can create uncomfortable and unsightly side effects. Spider Veins vs. Varicose Veins. Veins return blood to the heart so that it can be recirculated to the rest of the body. When tiny valves that control blood flow become damaged, blood flows backwards, causing pooling and swelling that stretches out and weakens vein walls and leads to varicose veins. They can appear elsewhere on the body but leg veins are particularly vulnerable because they work against gravity. Spider veins are small, discolored veins that have a web-like appearance and are mostly a cosmetic concern. Varicose veins are bulging veins with a ropey, twisted and lumpy appearance and can be considered a medical issue. Symptoms. Heaviness, throbbing, aching, numbness, tingling, itching or cramping are some of the milder symptoms. Moderate symptoms may include pain and associated skin discoloration and ulceration of the legs. In very rare cases, blood clots can form.

Risk Factors. Women are over four times more likely than men to develop varicose veins and up to 50% will be affected by them. This chance increases with multiple pregnancies, obesity, heredity, aging and standing for long periods of time. Prevention. Try exercising daily to improve your circulation. If you are on your feet most of the day, elevate your feet and legs when possible. Keep an eye on weight gain and eat a high-fiber, low-sodium diet. Also, avoid crossing your legs or ankles while sitting and consider wearing medical grade compression stockings. Treatment. Most pregnancy-related varicose veins will disappear three to twelve months after delivery; however, if you continue to be adversely affected, consider talking to a vein specialist about treatment options: • Conservative - Increased activity and wearing medical-grade compression stockings • Pharmacological - Medications aimed towards treating varicose veins • Surgical - Outpatient procedures with little to no downtime Randall Juleff, MD, FACS is a triple-board certified cardiovascular surgeon and phlebologist who serves Maui and the state of Hawai'i. For more information, please contact (808) 214-5715 or visit veinclinicsofhawaii.com.

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It's Not About the Destination, It's About the Journey


n our eagerness to attain our life’s goals, sometimes we become overly focused on the end result and fail to enjoy the journey. This is particularly true in the western world, especially with all the material temptations present in our society. If we have made ourselves miserable getting to our destination, how can we pause and bring more joy to our lives? Below are some ideas. Be in the moment. Focusing on the destination keeps you looking ahead all the time. If your attention is always on the end result, the joy of getting there can be lost. The meaningful relationships and special moments get overlooked and pushed to the sidelines. Call your energy back from the future and let it be where it belongs – with you now. Slow down, experience what you have, and enjoy the journey. Shake off the tough-love attitude. Expecting to ‘arrive’ somewhere – through accumulating possessions or reaching all of our goals in life – puts us under unnecessary stress. This tough-

love attitude can wear down our nerves, strain our relationships and friendships, and make us unpleasant to be around. Instead, soften those edges and realize that sitting back in yourself serves you much better. Know your value. Measuring your self worth by what you achieve, limits you as a person. By whose values are you measuring yourself? Your value is priceless, whether you are a doctor, librarian or stay-at-home mom. Validate yourself, cultivate self-love, and practice compassion and grace for yourself and others. Bring out your loving side. Competing for an end result can make you just that – competitive. It can bring out your less-thanpositive tendencies and shove your loving side in the closet. Say goodbye to the fear that perhaps fuels your desire to race to the end. Welcome the caring, nurturing side of yourself and feel the sense of ease in your body. Having goals in life is fine, but focusing purely on the destination can be hard on you and those around you. Find a way to move gracefully through your life, and you may still end up where you want to be anyway.

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Keep Your Marriage Strong


lways keeping in tune with your partner can be a tough task. Between children and work, bills and life’s happenings, a marriage can fall flat, become stressful or worst of all be ignored. When a marriage becomes weakened by everyday life or isn’t fed properly, the entire family can feel it. All marriages have many peaks and valleys and just plain old flat lands, but keeping it strong could be as simple as sharing alone time, goals and dreams. Just like on an airplane where you’re supposed to put your mask on first so that you can then be able to help your child with theirs, the same goes for marriage. If you are strong as a couple

you can be stronger as parents. Be sure to give one another time and attention and carve out alone time with your partner. Alone time doesn’t mean that you have to bring out the candles or romance. While that’s a nice treat too, alone time can be as simple as taking one night a week to turn off the television after the kids have gone to bed and spend it talking about what’s happening in your life. Or use this time to have fun and talk about your goals and dreams, together. After having children many marriages can start to go on autopilot. Things get safe, and can get stagnant. Make time to talk about your fiveyear plan, your next vacation, how you want to paint the living room. Create goals and dreams together and talk about how you are going to achieve them. Being on the same page about where you want to go and what each of you wants to accomplish, creates unity and can help keep a marriage strong.

27th Annual Haiku Ho’olaule’a & Flower Festival SATURDAY, APRIL 25TH HAIKU COMMUNITY CENTER The 27th Annual Haiku Ho’olaule’a and Flower Festival will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2020, at the Haiku Community Center. Spend the day in the beautiful countryside of Ha’iku and enjoy fabulous live entertainment, an artisan marketplace, culinary delights, the Haiku Living Legacy and a new HCA community mapping project, book sale, farmers market, silent auction, various keiki activities and much more! The Ha’iku Community Association is proud to bring new aspects to this beloved event. Visit their website for new offerings, including their

first annual island-wide song and poetry contest for private and public students grades K-12. There will also be an expanded Hawaiian Cultural Tent, offering free hands-on experiences. In addition, the Community Living Tent will host over 16 non-profit and community organizations for the public to visit. The event is free. For more information, visit: www.haikumaui.org or www.haikuhoolaulea.org.

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What to Do If You Notice A Lump in Your Breast BY DR. CARRIE GIORDANO


hanks to breast cancer awareness campaigns and early education, women are more intune with their breast health than ever before. Most women understand the importance of regular exams, self-checks & mammograms, and keep an eye out for any changes in their breasts. However, this awareness can also heighten anxiety and uncertainty when changes arise. Do not panic if you notice a lump – most lumps are benign. But it is important to seek the expertise of your OB/GYN or primary care physician to further investigate. Self-Exams Self-exams are important in discovering undiagnosed breast lumps, but patients should remember that breast tissue is affected by the menstrual cycle and that exams should be performed at the same time each month. Many changes in the breast tissue can occur with the hormonal fluctuations of our menstrual cycle. What to Do When You Find a Lump The first step after discovering a new breast lump is to make an appointment with your OB/GYN or primary care physician to receive a professional breast exam. If they also suspect a lump, breast imaging such as an ultrasound or mammogram may be ordered to get a clear look at the area. If the results of the imaging are abnormal or inconclusive, you may be referred to a breast surgeon for a biopsy or other test. At the time of these appointments, it’s important to provide a thorough personal and family

health history, including details about previous breast biopsies and any surgery you have had in the past. What Could a Lump Be? Breast lumps are sometimes associated with cancer, but they usually take a variety of other, benign forms including: dense or fibrotic breast tissue, cysts, fibroadenomas, lipomas, trauma/ bruising, infection, abscess or scar tissue. How Breast Lumps are Tested & Treated In many cases, your physician will request increased surveillance to make sure the lump isn’t growing or changing. Sometimes a biopsy or excision of the lump is required and may be done in the office or as an outpatient. Even if a lump appears benign, this is a good opportunity to have your lifetime risk of breast cancer and family history assessed. If you are at a higher risk, you may be recommended certain strategies to decrease your risks or incorporate a surveillance program to monitor for changes.

Dr. Carrie Giordano is a Gynecologist and leads the Women’s Health Department at Maui Medical Group. Please contact Maui Medical Group at (808) 249-8080 to schedule your wellness exam and mammography screening.

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What To Do When Life Throws You A Curveball No one likes having a curveball thrown at them. They’re not fun and not fair. If you feel like your curveballs send you into a 2-year-old temper tantrum and you’d like to move through life’s up and downs more gracefully, below are a few suggestions. Name it. Let out your frustration so it doesn’t get buried and you don’t end up exploding at an inopportune moment. Saying how you feel out loud and even expressing it in a physical way, can help you feel calmer. Jump up and down, go for a run or swim, cry or scream into a pillow. Find a healthy way to vent and release the stress you feel. Breathe through it. We often go into a fightor-flight response when challenging situations arise. Taking a moment to breathe deeply to lower your blood pressure and adrenaline level, can help you respond with clarity and integrity. Be realistic. Is this situation as dire as you think? Will your life or someone else’s life be adversely affected by the outcome? Keeping your eye on the bigger picture can help you come to a more realistic conclusion about what’s going on.

Accept change. New circumstances can be uncomfortable, especially when we are not expecting them. Acknowledge that change is part of life and be open to learning from the experience. Tremendous personal growth and insights can come from hardship. Accepting and allowing things to unfold can lead us to a different and, perhaps better, outcome if we give it a chance. Opt for humor. Looking at a difficult situation with humor can help divert your mind and diffuse the moment. Watch a comedy, grab dinner with your girlfriends, or go dancing. Being lighthearted allows you and those around you to relax and gain perspective. Life is imperfect and full of curveballs. Dealing with situations with an open, realistic and humorous mind can often help us get through difficult experiences. Sometimes we are ready to move on a lot sooner than we think.

Hawai'i Nature Center's Work Day on Maui MARCH 7TH, APRIL 4TH, MAY 2ND, & JUNE 6TH 9AM–12PM // 875 ‘IAO VALLEY RD., WAILUKU Individuals, businesses and civic groups are needed to spruce up Hawai'i Nature Center's (HNC) Maui campus that includes site beautification, landscaping and light construction projects. The nonprofit organization's Maui campus in 'Īao Valley suffered serious flood damage due to heavy rains over the last three years. The clean-up continues to restore the property to best serve the Maui community. The volunteer work day will take place on the first Saturday of every month. Upcoming dates are March 7, April 4, May 2 and June 6 from 9 am to

Noon at 875' Īao Valley Road in Wailuku. To support this service day, contact Kapua@HawaiiNatureCenter.org for all of the details. RSVP is required. HNC on Maui also seeks donation of the following supplies: folding tables and chairs, insect repellent, walkie talkies, waterproof cameras and a wheelbarrow. Contact Kapua@HawaiiNatureCenter.org to coordinate drop off of donations.

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Flavors Hook Kids For every adult using e-cigarettes to quit, 81 young people will become smokers.


hances are, your kids know more about ecigarettes than you do. Youth e-cigarette usage has been declared a national epidemic, but rates among Hawaii’s middle and high school youth are more than twice the national average. Why are we facing a youth e-cigarette epidemic? In recent years, we’ve seen an explosion of sweet-flavored tobacco products. Flavors such as “Sour Worms, “Kool-Laid,” “Molokai Hot Bread,” “Chee Hoo,” and “Haupia” are enticing to Hawaii's youth, many of whom are unaware of the dangerous chemicals, impact of nicotine on developing brains, or potential lifelong addiction. And we know flavors are fueling the youth epidemic. 97% of youth using e-cigarettes say they had used a flavored product in the past month, with over 15,000 unique flavors available on the market, it’s no wonder our keiki are getting hooked. Recent national restrictions on flavors are woefully inadequate. They do not apply to bottled e-liquids, or menthol flavor, a giant loophole. To start to reverse Hawaii’s youth epidemic, comprehensive policies are needed to regulate e-cigarettes, including eliminating all flavors, with no exemptions. While some adults claim to quit smoking using e-cigarettes (and flavors), these are not FDAapproved cessation devices. A recent study proj-

ects that for every adult who used e-cigarettes to quit smoking, another 81 young people would eventually become daily cigarette users through e-cigarette use that year. Eighth grade students who use e-cigarettes are 10 times more likely than their peers who do not use e-cigarettes to eventually smoke cigarettes. There are numerous health impacts from ecigarettes: from bronchitis and other respiratory problems to exposure to cancer-causing chemicals from even second-hand emissions. Teens are particularly vulnerable to nicotine, which permanently impacts the developing brain, including memory, attention-span and learning ability. Each day, there are new studies with information on the dangers – do you want your keiki to be guinea pigs in this experiment?

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our keiki shouldn’t have to. 81% of youth who use tobacco products started with a flavored product. Hawaii’s middle and high school vaping rates are among the highest in the nation. Our best bet to

keep kids from a lifetime of addiction is ending the sale of flavored tobacco products in Hawai‘i. Over 200 jurisdictions in the U.S. have already eliminated flavors. Let’s join them.

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11th Annual Water Conservation Poster Contest & 4th Annual Source Water Protection Video Contest DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ENTRIES: MARCH 13, 2020 The Department of Water Supply invites Maui County students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 to enter its 11th Annual Water Conservation Poster Contest. For a decade, the department has been educating our youth on the importance of conserving our precious water resources. The goal of this contest is to instill conservation awareness and encourage them to take an active role in the sustainability and viability of this finite resource for generations. This year’s contest theme is “OUR WATER, OUR FUTURE, CONSERVE IT”. The department is also holding its 4th Annual Source Water Protection Video Contest. It is open to Maui County high school students. The goal is to increase public awareness in preserving and protecting Maui’s drinking water resources. Contest theme is “OUR WATER, OUR FUTURE, PROTECT

IT”. For more information and to enter the video contest, please visit: https://waterresources. mauicounty.gov/2020VideoContest For more information visit www.mauiwater.org or call 808-463-3110 or 463-3104.

Maui Whale Festival 2020 RUN & WALK FOR WHALES • SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST WHALE DAY & PARADE OF WHALES • SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH WORLD WHALE FILM FESTIVAL • FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH THE GREAT WHALE COUNT • JANUARY 25TH, FEBRUARY 29TH, & MARCH 28TH CONCERT CRUISES • FEBRUARY 8TH, 9TH, 15TH, & 22ND Every year, Pacific Whale Foundation puts on the Maui Whale Festival, a series of events throughout February to celebrate and educate about the marine animal they have been working for the past 40 years to protect – the humpback whale. There are plenty of fun and educational activities for your keiki to enjoy! This year, PWF has partnered with Whale Trust, Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary and Division of Aquatic Resources, DLNR to bring back the famous Whale

Day and Parade on Feb 8, 9am-3pm! You and your keiki can watch the parade as it travels from Kamaole 1 to Kalama, where the free Whale Day activities will be taking place, beginning at 10am. Explore Hawaiian culture with hula performances from halaus across Maui Nui, visit local non-profits and play games that teach about their organization’s work, enjoy a performance by the Banana Slug String Band, race your whale in the Wild & Wonderful Whale Regatta for prizes, and, in the keiki zone, find more games related to science and marine life, a DJ with interactive games, bubble machine, and hula lessons!

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Kiffmann Taekwondo

877-4311 • www.kiffmanntkd.com 261 Lalo St., Suite H2 (behind Outdoor Living) Little Dragons • Ages 4–5, Beginners Ongoing: Mon., Tues., & Thurs. • 3:30pm–4:15pm By learning focus, basic motor skills, self control and respect for others in both playful and structured exercises, each child will accelerate at their own ability. Our junior assistants serve as excellent role models. Kids Class • Ages 6–12, Beginners Ongoing: Tues. & Thurs. • 4:15pm–5pm Mon. & Wed.• 5pm–6pm With 25 years of service, we are Maui’s longest running martial arts school and the only certified Taekwondo school in central Maui. As a “Life Prep” school we give kids the tools to suc-

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ceed in life. Classes cover bully management, leadership training, and all areas of physical and mental fitness. Teens/Adult Class • Ages 13+, All levels Ongoing: Mon.–Fri. • 6pm–7pm Taekwondo Family Class • Ages 4+, All levels Ongoing: Tues. & Thurs. • 6pm–7pm Saturdays • 10am–11am Families That Kick Together...Stick Together!!!!!! To schedule a free trial class, call 877-4311 or visit www.kiffmanntkd.com.

Ohana Martial Arts

877-5435 • 255-D Alamaha St., Kahului Lil Dragons Tues. & Thurs. • 4pm–4:45pm Beginner Basics Mon., Wed., & Fri. • 4pm–4:45pm, 5:45pm–6:30pm Tues. & Thurs. • 5:30pm–6:30pm Saturday • 11am–12pm Beginner Wing Chun Tues. & Thurs. • 6:30pm–7:45pm BBC Mon., Wed., & Fri. • 4:45pm–5:45pm, 6:30pm–7:30pm Tues. & Thurs. • 4:45pm–5:30pm BBC Open Saturday • 10am–11am

Maui Taekwondo & Hapkido Center

344-5244 • Info@mauitaekwondo.org 300 Ohukai Rd. Bldg 3, Units 313-314 *Behind Shell on Pi’ilani Hwy in Kihei We offer a variety of classes from ages 4-18+. Taekwondo and Hapkido are Korean forms of martial arts that offer more than just a fitness program. It is structured to promote discipline, build self-confidence, and encourage focus while learning the skills of self-defense. New Enrollment Special! Only $99 for the first 2 months + free trial week!

Maui Jiu-Jitsu Academy

575-9930 • www.mauijiujitsu.com info@mauijiujitsu.com 810 Haiku Rd., Unit #230, Haiku Keiki & Adult Classes We offer classes for Keiki, Juniors, and Adults

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of all skill levels as well as private instruction. Learn balance, coordination, safety, balance, and respect among other very important factors.

Maui Ki-Aikido

244-5165 • mauiaikido.com Shunshinkan Dojo, 194 S. Market St., Wailuku Beginning Aikido Classes for All Ages Adult Beginners: Thurs. • 6:30pm–8:30pm Children: Sat. • 8:30am–10am; Tues. • 5pm–6pm Teens: Tues. • 6pm–7pm; Thurs. • 5pm–6:30pm Ki-Aikido, a non-violent martial art, teaches practical self defense with a peaceful mindset and calmness training through movement. Classes all days of the week for children 6+, teens, and adults. For more information, visit our website.

Keiki Soccer Pros

633-4070 • www.keikisoccer.com Island-Wide Keiki Soccer Classes • Ages 2–7 Weekdays • Morning & Afternoon Weekends • Morning only Keiki Soccer Pros is Maui’s most fun, exciting soccer program. Your child will love our professional creative and caring coaches. We have been teaching soccer in Maui to thousands of kids over the past 10 years.

U.S. Tennis Association, Play & Learn

808-585-9530 • www.ustahawaii.com Spring I Season: January 27–March 6 Spring II Season: March 30–May 8 Classes at Eddie Tam Memorial Park and Kahului Community Center Starts at only $30 for six lessons. Visit the website for class schedule and to sign up.

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SPORTS CALENDAR Mommy (or Daddy) & Me Aerial Silks Play Saturdays • 10:30am–11:30am Drop-in for $28 or attend 3 classes for $75! A fun and creative play class using the aerial silks for children ages 3–7 and their parent or guardian. Get a workout and have a fun and creative play session with lots of great movement games and simple technique using the silks and creativity. Class held at Little Monk Seal Montessori School in Kihei.

Maui Tumblers

South Maui Tennis

250-3656 • citanmaui@gmail.com Kalama Park Tennis Courts, Kihei Tennis Clinic • Age 6+ Wednesdays & Fridays • Starts at 4pm Beginner & Intermediate levels Skill specific tennis camp. Improving tennis game, tennis knowledge, and fitness level mixed with a lot of FUN! Barbara at 250-3656 or Tricia at (801) 694-4535.

Wailuku Tennis Clinics

283-1925 • petra@hawaii.rr.com War Memorial Tennis Courts (Upper Level) Tennis Made Easy • Ages 6+ to 100+ Ongoing: Every Wednesday Ages 10 & Under: 4pm–5pm Juniors/Adults: 5:15pm–6:15pm Beginner–Advanced Beginner $5/children, $8/adults per class 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.

Uplift Maui

Upliftmaui.com • 495-7154 Little Monk Seal Montessori, Kihei Keiki Aerial Silks • Ages 6–10 5 Week Series • Wednesdays • 2pm–3pm Teen Aerial Silks • Ages 11–15 5 Week Series • Wednesdays • 3pm–4pm We will use Aerial Silks to learn fundamental techniques like how to climb, some basic wraps, transitions and more! Then we will progress and learn to use these techniques to create simple combinations up in the air. A fun and supportive environment. Any level welcome! Cost $120 for series.

205-7922 • www.mauitumblers.com info@mauitumblers.com Gymnastics Classes • Pre-K through Elementary Island Wide • Year Round Monday–Friday • 8am–5pm Maui Tumblers Mobile Gymnastics offers recreational gymnastics classes island wide. Check out our website for a full list of locations near you.

808 Gymnastics Academy

298-9352 • www.808gymnastics.com info@808gymnastics.com 808 Gymnastics Academy Classes & Training Ongoing: Monday–Saturday 808 classes implement the highest quality of gymnastics training in accordance with USA Gymnastics training standards and code. Our professional staff applies fun-filled gymnastics activity to each class while keeping students challenged and safe. Registration is easy at our online Parent Portal: www.808gymnastics.com.

Jumping Bean Gymnastics

633-2989 • www.jumpingbeangymnastics.com 120 Kane St., Kahului Ongoing Classes Gymnastics, Ninjakour, Tumbling, Preschool, and Parent & Tot Classes. Jumping Bean Gymnastics programs are designed to promote social, physical, cognitive, and emotional development for little ones! Register via the parent portal on our website.

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Weekly Soccer Classes in Makawao, Kahului, Lahaina & Kihei • Kids Ages 2–11

Mini Scrimmage Games! Ages 4–11! Register online! www.KeikiSoccer.com or Call 808-633-4070

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and make projects with chemicals. Then trade your science cap in for goggles and explore the fields of physics and create games and toys. Finish up camp by suiting up and going into space to make a mini solar system, then back down to Earth to find fossils and more! Contact Christine Dunham at cdunham@shsmaui.org for additional information.

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Pacific Whale Foundation

249-8811 • www.pacificwhale.org education@pacificwhale.org PWF’s Discovery Center, Ma‘alaea Ocean Camp • Grades 1–5 March 16–20 & June 1–July 31 Monday–Friday • 8am–4pm Campers learn about the ocean and Maui’s natural environment while building new skills and making new friends. Each day includes hands on science lessons, fun games and activities, creative arts and crafts, and nature based field trips.

Sacred Hearts School

661-4720 • www.shsmaui.org 239 Dickenson Street Lahaina Spring Spectrum of Science Camp • K–8th Grade March 16–20 • Monday–Friday Each day, participants will put another science cap on as they enter the world of chemistry

www.mauihumanesociety.org Spring Animal Camp • Ages 9–11 March 16–20 • Monday–Friday • 9am–3pm Animal Camp is a fun educational camp where every day is filled with games, crafts, activities, guest speakers & time with animals. Registration opens Feb 3, 2020. $225 per child. Summer Animal Camp: Early Registration Ages 7+ June 1–5, June 15–19, June 29–July 3, July 13–17, & July 27–31 See Website For Camp Ages By Date. Registration opens April 20, 2020, on the website.

Maui Family YMCA

242-9007 • www.mauiymca.org YMCA Day Camps: Two Sites • Ages 4–13 Camp Moana in Kahului Camp Nalu in Kihei (at Kihei Elementary) March 16–20 • 7:30am–5:30pm *Specialty camps available only at Camp Moana Spring Intersession Whether it’s through singing or acting out skits, playing soccer, or swimming, counselors at the day camp programs have led kids in developing good values and having fun for more than

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45 years. Kids have fun while they learn how to make new friends, build new skills, and grow self-confidence. Specialty Camps Specialty Camp schedule and age requirements available on the website. When not in their Specialty Camps, campers will be participating in the Camp Moana program schedule.

Maui Acadamy of Performing Arts (MAPA)

244-8760 • www.mauiacademy.org MAPA Main Studios, 2027 Main Street, Wailuku Shining Stars Performing Arts Camp • Ages 5–11 March 16–20 • Monday–Friday • 9am–2pm If you’ve always wanted to perform, this camp is for you! Explore your creativity and make new friends in a fun and nurturing atmosphere. Working together, you and your new friends will create an original story based on your favorite characters from kids’ literature. The week culminates in a fabulous musical performance of the story for families and friends. No experience necessary. Cost: $195. Make Believe Camp • Ages 3–5 March 16–20 • Monday–Friday • 9am–12pm Your child will be whisked away to the land of make believe! Children will spend each day as a different fairytale character or superhero. Enjoy dancing, stories, activities and crafts. Bring your imagination and your favorite costume. No experience necessary. Cost: $150.

Hawai‘i Nature Center

hawaiinaturecenter.org Nature Adventure Camp • Ages 6–11 Our Blue Planet March 16–20 • 8am–3pm Kids can go tech-free and high touch in nature in this five-day program held from 8 am to 3 pm. Our program is led by expert environmental educators who specialize in outdoor exploration with hands-on education. Visit our website at hawaiinaturecenter.org to apply for a scholarship, register, and find out more information.

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Makoa Quest

214-0355 • www.makoaquest.com Hawaiian Outdoor Education Camp • Ages 8–16 North Kihei • March 16–20 • Monday–Friday 7:30am–3:30pm  HOE camp is led by Hawaiian Cultural Practitioners. Each day youth will paddle canoe, learn Hawaiian chant and values, Hawaiian cultural practices such as hula, lei making, fire making, storytelling and more.

HST Windsurfing

871-5423 • www.hstwindsurfing.com HST Windsurfing Camps • Ages 6–15 Any 3 days, Monday–Saturday 8:45am (check-in)–11:30am Windsurfing with your friends, new and old, at beautiful Kanaha Beach Park. Our experienced, certified staff of patient instructors will teach you all the skills of windsurfing in a fun and small group format.

Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center

572-6560 • www.huinoeau.com 2841 Baldwin Ave, Makawao Camp Kaluanui Spring Break Camp • Ages 6–10 Week 1: March 16–20 • 9am–3:30pm Week 2: March 23–27 • 9am–3:30pm Camp Kaluanui offers a diverse visual arts curriculum geared to exercise imaginations, keep the body active, and develop individual selfexpression and creativity—while having fun at the same time! Campers paint, design, construct, sculpt, draw, and play their way through exciting artistic activities each day. Each day offers hands-on projects and a variety of art materials to explore! Tuition: $225 (nonmember $282), Supply Fee: $30.

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CAMPS CALENDAR formance. Classes throughout the week consist of ballet, jazz, contemporary, dancestyles, along with crafts and dance games.

808 Gymnastics

298-9352 • 808gymnastics.com 65 W. Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului Spring Break Camp • Ages 4 & Up Monday–Friday • Half Day: 9am–12pm Full Day: 9am–3pm 808 Gymnastics Camp is open to children ages four and up. No prior gymnastics experience is necessary, and beginners are welcome! Early Registration for Summer Camp Kaluanui: For Keiki Entering Grades 1–5 June 1–August 7 • Nine Weekly Sessions Early Registration: Teens & Tweens Art Academy • Ages 11+ June 8–July 3 • Four Weekly Sessions

Kamehameha Schools

ksbe.edu/summer • 808-842-8800 2020 Summer Programs Explorations Ho‘omaka‘ika‘i One-week summer boarding program providing foundational Hawaiian values and practices through hands-on activities. Apply by February 15, 2020. Summer School Summer courses available at each of our 3 campus locations: • KS Hawai‘i: Halau Kupukupu & Halau Mauli Ola • KS Kapalama: Halau Kukalaulama • KS Maui: Halau ‘o Kapikohanaiamalama. Apply by February 15, 2020. Kilohana Innovative, four- and five-week Hawaiian culture-based math and literacy programs. Apply by March 15, 2020.

Kama‘aina Kids

269-8266 • www.kamaainakids.com support@kamaainakids.com • Wailuku Elementary Spring Intersession Camp • Grades K–6 March 16–20 • 7am–5:30pm At Camp Kama’aina Kids, children will have the opportunity to build friendships, learn new skills, and create experiences that will last a lifetime! Day Camp program includes Experiential Excursions, Arts & Crafts, Cooperative Games, Simple Science, Singing, Dancing, and More!

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Alexander Academy of Performing Arts

878-8970 • alexanderacademy.info  870 Hali’imaile Road, Makawao Early Registration: Summer Dance Camps Ages 3–10 June & July • Monday–Friday • 9am–After Lunch Week-long camps finish with an in-studio per-

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(808) 201-4046

Founded in 1980, Pacific Whale Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect the ocean through science and advocacy, and to inspire environmental stewardship.

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INCLUSIVE ACTIVITIES SPRING CALENDAR The County of Maui Department of Parks & Recreation offers several adaptive and inclusive activities for children and adults. ADAPTIVE TENNIS 4 ALL Dates: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays Times: 3:30PM–5:30PM • Area: War Memorial Tennis Courts 1 & 2 (Central) Free program to all ages with and without disabilities. Be sure to bring water, towel, sun screen and wear shoes. Come join the fun. Register on first day of attendance.

BEACH ACCESS CHAIR Availability: Daily • 8:30AM–3:30PM Area: Kamaole I Beach (Kihei) Chair guidelines available online at www.mauicounty.gov/Facilities/Facility/ Details/Kamaole-I-202

ADAPTIVE KAYAKING Pre-registration required. Limited to the first 40 children and adults that require supports while kayaking.

FUTURE ADAPTIVE SPORTS IN PLANNING! Basketball Clinic, Soccer Clinic, and Golf Clinic. We are excited about planning these future programs!

FOR MORE INFORMATION & PRE-REGISTRATION Contact Inclusion Recreation Specialist Richard Antone: Richard.Antone@mauicounty.gov

ADAPTIVE ARCHERY Dates: Spring Season Area: Eddie Tam Gym (Central) Come enjoy the wonderful world of archery!

INCLUSIVE DANCE Dates: Spring Season Area: Wailuku Community Center (Central) Come enjoy dancing and karaoke!

INCLUSIVE CHILDREN’S ART PROGRAM: SATURDAY ART CLASSES Dates: Saturdays • 10AM–12PM Area: Central All art participants will have the opportunity to learn the basic art skills of drawing, painting in acrylic, water coloring, and design concepts. Our Art Instructor, Paulo Sabado, is a professional artist and also has extensive experience working with developmental disabilities. The Inclusive Art program is an avenue for children with special needs to feel at ease in a group learning environment.

SUBSCRIBE TO THE INCLUSIVE ACTIVITIES CALENDAR! 1. Visit www.mauicounty.gov/list.aspx 2. Enter your email address and click Sign In. 3. Verify your email and/or text message preferences. 4. Scroll down to Parks and click the icons next to Inclusive Activities.

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Animal Camp at the

Make Friends. Respect Life. Grow Compassion! Spring Animal Camp (March 16-20) Registration opens February 3

OUR BLUE PLANET March 16-20 | Ages 6 to 11 HawaiiNatureCenter.org

Summer Animal Camp (5 sessions) (June 1-5, June 5-9, June 29 to July 3 July 13-17 & July 27-31) Registration opens April 20

Learn more and sign up at mauihumanesociety.org!

Ages 9-11

9am to 3pm

Tuition: $225

Sacred Hearts School Spring Science Camp

Monday, March 16–Friday, March 20 9am–2pm • K–8th Grade • Cost: $220 Each day, participants will put another science cap on as they enter the world of chemistry and make projects with chemicals. Then trade your science cap in for goggles and explore the fields of physics and create games and toys. Finish up camp by suiting up and going into space to make a mini solar system, then back down to Earth to find fossils and more!

Vicki White, The Science Lady and Christine Dunham, the SHS middle school science teacher is bringing Spectrum of Science Camp to Maui!

Sacred Hearts School 239 Dickenson St., Lahaina • 808.661.4720 • shsmaui.org

Contact Christine Dunham at cdunham@shs.org for more information.

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Ditches are for irrigation, not recreation Talk to your kids about staying safe. Award-winning photo from the 2019 Play Hard, Play Safe photo contest, submitted by Paia Youth and Cultural Center

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