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“you Color My World” Valentine 8 Easter Activities 10 Critical Thinking Skills 12 What an Upset Kid is Really Trying to Say 14 Cozy Spaces for Keiki 16 Protect your Kids Online 18 Maui Preparatory Academy 20 Bathtime Rituals for Bedtime 22 Boy or Girl? Fun Ways to Tell 24 Need Help Paying for Preschool? 26 Gymagery 28

Maui Family Marketplace 54 Maui Family Magazine Calendar 56 Party Page 71

OUR TEENS Making Sense of Adolescence 48

OUR KUPUNA Bring Grandparents & Grandkids Closer 50

ALL IN THE OHANA Springtime Fun for the Ohana 30 Trust your Intuition 32 Beauty Tips 34 RIKI’S Drawing Page 35 Kind Kids Recycling Club 38 Rainy Day Supply Kit 40 Springtime Allergy Remedies 42 How To Hear Our Children 44 Tips for Dealing with Selective Eaters 46

EDITORS Patrick Shipman Nicole Shipman Sarah Burns Jennifer Poppy Lara Krupicka SALES Nicole Shipman call 573-2731 or email For editorial info call 573-2731 or email Graphic Design Alexa Lasco For calendar submissions contact Janet King 874-0609 or email We at Maui Family Magazine want to inform, celebrate and participate in the nurturing and guidance of Maui’s children. We explore ways for parents to spend quality time with their children while also giving them information on health, safety and education. Maui Family Magazine is printed quarterly as Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter editions. No part of this magazine may be reproduced in part or in whole without the written permission of the publisher. All submitted materials become the property of Maui Family Magazine. Mahalo! Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved.

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Our Keiki News • Trends • Tips Create a “You Color My World” Valentine Valentine’s Day brings such sweet memories... making a mailbox out of a shoebox to receive all the fun, and often times, yummy treats and cards from classmates, as well as taking the time to pick the perfect card for that special person in class. Valentine’s is meant to send a little love someone’s way. Here’s an easy and fun way to make a Valentine for the entire class, all while reusing and recycling! We bet you have more than a few pieces of broken crayons laying around. Not sure how or why so many crayons get broken but we’ve all got that bin of crayon scraps. Put them to good use by making cute Valentine’s for your child’s classmates. The How-To: Remove all of the paper around the crayons and break them into tiny bits. Once broken up, place the pieces into a silicon cookie tray - use a fun mold such as a heart. You can fill each shape up with the same color or mix it up. Let the kids have fun with this. Fill to the top, as the crayons will melt down.

Once your oven is heated to 250 degrees, put the silicon mold onto a cookie sheet and pop it into the oven for about 10-12 minutes. Keep an eye on the crayons and remove them from the oven once they’re all melted down. Let the hearts cool really well. This may take some time. Once completely cooled, pop them out of the mold. You can place the crayon heart on a piece of cardstock and either write or print out cute messages on them, such as “You color my world.” This is sure to be a fun Valentine to make and receive! SB public library on wheels. It offers books for all ages, DVDs, audiobooks, storytimes, free Wi-Fi, reference help, and assistance with eresources.

Holoholo Bookmobile: Coming Soon to a Location Near You The new state-of-the-art Holoholo Bookmobile is adding more than a dozen new locations to its schedule. The Bookmobile is Maui’s full-service

Holoholo (“go for a ride” in Hawaiian) will unveil its Spring 2017 Schedule including 3 new stops at Community Centers in Ha‘ikū, Kula, and Pukalani. Four additional stops on the West Side include: Montessori Eagles International Preschool, Kama‘aina Kids Lahaina, Hale Mahaolu Eono, and Princess Nāhi‘ena‘ena Elementary School. Printed copies of the Bookmobile’s new schedule will soon be available at Maui Public Libraries. To view the schedule online click Holoholo Bookmobile Spring 2017 Schedule. For more information, visit click “Visit” tab, then “Maui Bookmobile”, or call Wailuku Public Library at 243-5766.

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Easter Activities to Enjoy with Your Keiki


idden eggs, yummy chocolate, and baskets full of treats...Easter is awesome! Here are a few fun ways to make the traditional Easter activities even more fun! Easter Egg Hunt on the Beach Have an Easter egg hunt on the beach! While the kids play in the water, have the parents hide plastic eggs around the beach. Set parameters so everyone knows not to go too far. Have the adults place them in the cooler, in a hole in the sand, on the beach chair, or wherever. Just have fun with it!

Once ready, let the kids use a sand bucket as their baskets. Let them run around to find the plastic Easter eggs. Tips! Be sure to pick up all of the eggs at the end, no one wants plastic left on our beaches. Also, don’t fill the eggs with chocolate, that could make for a gooey mess in the hot sun. Coloring Eggs & Other Fun Stuff Why should Easter eggs get all the coloring fun? Have a fun pancake coloring bar this Easter. Here’s the how to: 1. Make your pancake mix as you usually would. 2. Pour a little bit of the batter into different bowls or add the batter to bottles so that you can then squeeze the batter out into the pan. 3. Add food coloring into the batter—mix just a little to make them more pastel. 4. Cook the pancakes as you usually would. Let the kids add “decorations” such as whipped cream or fruit. Eat and enjoy! SB

24TH Annual Haiku Ho’olaule’a & Flower Festival SATURDAY, APRIL 22ND // 9AM–4PM // HAIKU ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

The 24th Annual Ha`iku Ho’olaule’a and Flower Festival to benefit Haiku Elementary School, Haiku Community Association, and Boys & Girls Club of Maui-Haiku will be held Saturday, April 22, at Haiku Elementary School in Haiku, Maui. FREE event. The Maui community and visitors alike are invited to bring their families and lawn chairs to spend the day with the Haiku community. Come and

enjoy fabulous live entertainment, artisan marketplace, culinary delights from local restaurants and the Haiku PTA, the famous Haiku Bake Sale, one of the largest and most unique silent auctions on Maui, floral design and lei making contests, Haiku historical display, book swap, growers market, and much more. The Festival strives to be eco-friendly, so please bring your own plates, silverware, and shopping bags if possible. Keiki activities include face painting, Aquaballs, carnival games, a cake walk, bubble station, Hawaiian crafts, the one and only Mauisaurus Miniature Golf and a few more surprises in store for the keiki! For more information visit the website at  #peacelovehaiku

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Improve Your Child’s Critical Thinking Skills “If it’s on the internet, it must be true.” Adults say this tongue in cheek. But for kids, learning to distinguish reliable from unreliable sources is one reason critical thinking skills matter. While you might believe teaching critical thinking belongs in the classroom, there are ways you can play a role in improving your child’s discernment. Critical thinking can be broken down into key components, among them: identifying assumptions, evaluating context, and exploring alternatives. Opportunities to draw on each of these skills occur in everyday life, thus providing many teachable moments. Identifying assumptions. When you find yourself telling your child, “see, that wasn’t so bad,” you’re pointing out false assumptions. Take a moment to ask your child what they believed about the situation beforehand. Ask whether they were correct or incorrect. Later when you catch them assuming something, remind them how they might be mistaken. Evaluating context. Starting at a young age we naturally coach children about context. Inside voice/outside voice is a perfect example. To be proactive, you can turn context evaluation into a game. Ask your child to decide when it would be a good time for something (playing the piano in the afternoon, or after your brother goes to bed), what


an appropriate place would be (dancing in a crowded restaurant or in the family room), or what a fitting tool would be (make a building out of shoeboxes or crystal bowls). Exploring alternatives. You probably help your child do this multiple times each day without realizing it. If you’re out of juice at breakfast time, you might ask your child whether she wants milk or water instead. When he can’t fit a puzzle piece, you point out two others on the table that might work. Rather than solving problems for your child, you can improve her critical thinking by encouraging her to evaluate the available options. Take the opportunity to discuss how sometimes one choice surpasses another, while on other occasions it doesn’t matter. By weaving critical thinking lessons into normal interactions, you will help your child become a better decision maker, goal setter, and problem solver. LK

Help raise funds for your school by joining the 6th Annual Maui 5K on Sunday, March 5, 2017! Last year’s event drew close to 600 participants and raised over $12,000.00 for Maui schools. Come enjoy Zumba by Keoni’s Hot Lava DanceFit, a Critter Station by Maui Ocean Center, and some yummy Maui Tropsicals! There wil be a 5K run and a 1 Mile Run/Walk accessible to all ability levels. Proceeds from the event will be distributed back to the participating schools to be used to enhance or improve the school’s physical fitness, play and athletic programs. The event will begin at 7:00 am at the Ma’alaea Triangle located at 300 Ma’alaea Rd., Wailuku, HI 96793. Have your school set up a tent for a post race party! For more information and to register, visit

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What an Upset Child is Really Trying to Say By KIEGAN BLAKE, O.T.


ll behavior is a form of communication, though at times you may wish that your child had better ways to let you know he is upset! How your child manages his emotions has an impact on how he copes at home, at school and with his friends. Of course, emotional expression varies with age, context, and temperament. You are a model and a facilitator for the development of your child’s expressive skills and here are some tips: • Take daily opportunities to verbalize your emotions about daily experiences with your child i.e. “I was disappointed when …” • Verbalize a variety of emotions (happy, frustrated, sad, angry). This lets your child know it is ok to have a variety of emotions. • Validate and repeat back your child’s emotion so that she feels understood by you. • Avoid the urge to correct your child’s feelings (“you should not feel mad about that…”). If your child gets any sense that he will get in trouble or be corrected when he shares with you, your child will stop telling you how he feels. • Begin to talk about the SIZE of emotions i.e. “Were you a little sad about being rained out or sad in a big way?” This helps your child learn about range and variety of emotions”.

• Each day, have each family member share one thing that they were happy about in the day and one thing that was “tricky”. This helps your child to keep a balanced perspective on daily emotional experiences and to avoid feeling like any one event is ‘catastrophic’. • When your child is having a BIG emotion, avoid the urge to distract them or solve it. You are your child’s co-regulator. Sit in the “puddle” of emotion with your child and help her process through it, not avoid it. • Help your child learn how to calm his body when he has a BIG emotion i.e. have quiet time, have something to eat, play outside for a while to calm down. • Discuss how others may feel the same or different in the same situation. This builds the foundation for your child’s ability to understand someone else’s feelings. • Facilitate your child to problem solve around her emotions. What are at least 2 possible solutions if she were to be faced with that tricky situation and/or emotion again? • Discuss different ways to express emotions in different situations and with different people. Who do you feel safe telling your emotions to? What is the balance between being true to how you feel and not hurting someone else’s feelings? 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

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Creating Cozy Spaces for Your Keiki T

here’s something so fun with having a cozy spot for keiki to call their own where they can do puzzles, read books, or use their imaginations. This space doesn’t have to be ostentatious or anything outrageously styled, just a spot in a corner of a room that’s a special place to rest their head, take a break from electronics and chill, or where older kids can do their homework. Or maybe it’s a traveling space that you set up on afternoons outside. No matter the location, here are some tips on making the space fun for your little and big kids. Bean Bags These plump bags that form to their body are sure to be a hit where everyone will want to hang out. What’s especially great about bean bags is that they’re mobile and can be moved around the house so any little nook can become a place to rest. Check out Maui’s own, Milega, who have bean bags and poufs made of quality fabrics in exciting colors. They come in all sizes and best of

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all, they’re made with a lining and removable washable cover, which is important for little hands that can sometimes make a mess. Short on space inside? With our Maui weather it’s not out of the question to create a special space outside. Add a nice rug to a corner of your lanai or your yard, along with a small table, bean bag, poufs, or small chairs, and have an instant chillaxation station that you can take down at the end of the day. Add some shade with Milega Hawaii’s large or small lycra tents that are super easy to set up and take down, which means afternoon outside chill sessions are a breeze. Milega also has outdoor poufs and bean bags that are strong and high quality polyester fabric, waterproof, and weather resistant. Whether inside or outside, creating a cozy, fun nook for reading or homework time can be super comfortable and easy to set up using Milega Hawaii’s products. Check them out at or in their Kahului showroom at 315 Hukilike Street where you’ll find high quality bean bags, baby products, outdoor products and more! SB

Eleven years ago when Melita Charan started Roots School in Haiku, she and her six students wanted to do a special holiday event to bring together families. However, their tiny one-room schoolhouse in the jungle was not large enough. One of the school’s families volunteered their home where the students happily sang songs and recited poetry. It was the joyful start to a new tradition. Over time, the school grew to 60 students and moved into a larger building in Haiku. The holiday event also began to grow and became known as the Children’s World Fair. Each year the celebration holds games, crafts, food, music, and performances. This year’s fair is on Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Makawao Union Church. School board and auction chairs, Luke and River Siver, are pleased to announce that the proceeds from this year’s auction will start a new financial aid program. For information, call 250-7988 or visit

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How to Protect Your Kids Online & Know the App Landscape So your kids want to go online. They love that iPad and that iPhone. Let’s face it, the next generation is being raised with technology, so let’s make sure they use it safely. For all kids, it’s good to put barriers on their iPad or on your phone that won’t allow them to do in-app purchases. If you don’t yet have in-app purchases disabled, go do it now! There’s nothing worse than waking up to a bill for nearly a thousand dollars (or even $20) for in-app purchases you had no idea your little one was making. Many phones are set so that they allow purchases up to 15 minutes once a password is put in or a purchase is used. This means if you download a game for your child and then hand the iPad over to them, they could potentially buy in-app purchases for up to 15 minutes. That’s enough time to do some damage. Especially when the game is saying they must have 100 diamonds to keep playing. Uh-oh! Don’t fear, there is something you can do to stop this potential disaster on your credit card. Change the time your device can hold onto a password. This is for iPhone and iPad: Go to “Settings” then “General” then to “Restrictions.” When you turn restrictions on you need to enter a four digit key. Do not share this with your kids.

Once in the “restrictions” screen, do the following to make your iPad child-proof for purchases: Turn the following “Off” • Installing Apps • Deleting Apps • In-App Purchases • Change “Required Password” to “immediately” For older kids, set rules about time spent online, about the types of sites they can visit, and let them know you’ll be checking up on things from time to time. This is to keep them safe, not to be a snoop. If your kids have a device of their own or are on any social media, it’s not a bad idea to keep a list of their passwords so that you can have access. Let them know you’ll be doing this, or you could even do it together, and check out their feeds from time to time. Just make sure you respect your older child’s privacy and don’t abuse this access. SB

Pu’u Kukui Elementary School PTSA’s Spring Fling SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH // 2PM–6PM // 3700 KEHALANI MAUKA PKWY, WAILUKU Please join us at Pu`u Kukui Elementary School for the 3rd Annual Spring Fling! Each year the PTSA hosts this exciting fundraiser, open to the Maui community. There will be grade-level games ($1 per ticket – each game is 1 ticket to play), a prize booth, bounce houses, face painting, ono food trucks, vendors, entertainment, an amazing silent auction, and more! A free shuttle is offered to the event from the Maui County parking lot on High Street in Wailuku. All money raised benefits individual grade levels and the

Pu`u Kukui PTSA. Admission is free. For more information, visit or email

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Maui Preparatory Academy Develops Boarding Program


aving recently celebrated its tenth anniversary, Maui Preparatory Academy continues to evolve as West Maui’s only independent, college-preparatory, preschool through high school. International Boarding Program Evolves In 2014 Maui Prep acquired a dormitory facility and launched a boarding program, welcoming students from Hawai’i, the Mainland, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe. These students have flocked to Maui Prep for its nurturing, personalized, and rigorous learning environment, as well as its strong sense of community. As a student from Guangzhou, China shared, “Every teacher and student is very friendly to me. They helped me learn English and everything in the US. They are like my family. I love them.” Access to the world-class coastline of West Maui has also proved a key factor in attracting students from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Casablanca, Morocco, Dakar, Senegal, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and from every corner of Germany. As one student from Germany reflected, “The ocean is my refuge. The boarding house location is perfect. It only takes 5 minutes to get to the school or to

some surf spots.” Local and international students can experience Maui Prep for a quarter, a semester, a full academic year, over holiday breaks, and especially over the summer. Summer offerings center around the newly launched Moana Institute, which hosts an immersive 14-day marine studies experience built around snorkeling, scuba, surfing, sailing, hiking, and field studies. At all times of the year West Maui’s mountains and sea comprise a living classroom. With recent graduates gaining admission to Ivy League universities, and all graduates attending college, many with significant scholarship support, Maui Prep is on pace to grow its dynamic boarding program and play a key role in fostering a transformative educational community in West Maui. For more information about Maui Prep’s Boarding and Day Programs, its Ocean Science Moana Institute or the new Early Child Discovery Center, contact

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The Early Childhood Discovery Center

Safe, nurturing, inclusive, fun. Inquiry & skills-based curriculum, driven by our children’s natural curiosity. Visual & performing arts, physical education, and technology.

NEW FOR THE 2017/2018 SCHOOL YEAR • Limited spaces available for part-time enrollment (2 & 3 day options) for preschool. • New pricing for preschool and kindergarten. • New multi-child price adjustments. • Inquire about school transportation services from Ma’alaea, Launiuopoko, and the Lahaina Aquatic Center.

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS NOW FOR 2017/2018 • All ages from preschool through grade 12. • Special Pueo Pilot full scholarship available for new high school students (deadline: February 22, 2017). • Boarding option available for students in grades 8-12. • 808-665-9966 • 21 |

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Bathtub Fun: Bath time Rituals to Put Kids to Bed “And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy, and your eyes sparkling.” -Shanti Establishing bath time rituals for your children helps them relax and prepare for bed. Aside from cleaning away the day’s germs, bath time also provides a fun way to connect with your child. Incorporate some of these bath time rituals into your daily routine: • Buy 2–3 pool noodles and cut each one into smaller pieces using a bread knife. Kids will have fun stacking them, sorting them by color, and swimming with them in the water. • Make homemade bath paint. Ingredients include: ¼ cup shampoo or body wash, ¼ cup cornstarch, 1–2 tablespoons water, and 3–4 drops food coloring. Combine the cornstarch, shampoo, and food coloring. Add water, ½ a tablespoon at a time until it reaches a good consistency. Store in an airtight container. Let your child “paint” with a paintbrush on the bathtub wall for a creative way to unwind at the end of the day. • Create a kid-friendly detox bath. Detox baths promote good health by flushing out toxins, strengthening the immune system, and promoting sleep and relaxation. For children under 60 pounds, add: ½ cup of epsom salt, ¼ cup baking soda, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, and

Montessori School of Maui: Monster Yard Sale SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH // 8AM–1PM 2933 BALDWIN AVE., MAKAWAO The Monster Yard Sale is back! Get ready for the Montessori School of Maui’s 3rd Annual Monster Yard Sale, 8.a.m–1 p.m. on Saturday, February 18th. Bring

4 drops essential oil to a standard bath. Let your child soak for about twenty minutes and make sure he or she drinks plenty of water afterward. • Make bath time foam faces. Items needed include: assorted colors of craft foam sheets, scissors, and a hot-glue gun (optional for layering pieces). Simply cut-out eyes, noses, mouths, hair, ears etc. from foam sheets. Let your child add water to the back and stick them to the bath wall to design funny foam faces. After some fun playing in the tub, cleansing your child’s hair, and washing his or her body from top to bottom, bath time will almost be complete. Dry off your little one and moisturize his or her skin for a relaxing end to the day. Your child’s dirty feet and messy hair may be clean, but his eyes will still sparkle after a special bathtime. Note: For safety reasons never leave a child unattended in a bathtub. JP your friends and family to enjoy a morning of shopping of “Gently Used and Totally Awesome Stuff” in support of the school’s educational mission of “growing global citizens.” The “Monster Yard Sale” is a wonderful way to support the sustainability of our beautiful island by reusing toys, clothes, sporting goods, furniture, and other household items. All proceeds benefit the educational programs and facilites at the Montessori School of Maui. Refreshments will be available for purchase. We are still accepting donations! For more info, please contact: Maile at The Montessori School of Maui serves young people 18 months through 8th grade.

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Baby Keiki News • Trends • Tips Am I Having a Boy or a Girl? Fun Ways to Tell! So, you have discovered that you are pregnant. Congratulations! The next big question on everyone’s mind is if you are having a boy or a girl. Whether you choose to find out at your ultrasound or wait until the day of the baby’s arrival, these are a few fun ways to tell if you will have blue or pink in your near future. It’s a boy if: • You are clumsier than normal. • Your belly is round like a basketball. • Dad gains weight, rather than maintains or loses it. • Your age at conception added to the month of conception is an odd number. • Your skin is glowing. • You crave salty foods. • You carry the baby low. • Your face is long and lean. • You are hairier than normal. • Your baby’s heartbeat is lower than 140 bpm. It’s a girl if: • You are still graceful. • Your belly is wide like a watermelon. • Dad maintains weight or loses it.

• Your age at conception added to the month of conception is an even number. • You crave sweets. • Your skin breaks out in pimples. • You carry the baby high. • Your face is rounder than usual. • Your hair grows at the same rate as normal. • Your baby’s heartbeat is higher than 140 bpm. You may also buy gender reveal kits, if curiosity gets the best of you. Be warned, however, as they only have a fifty-percent chance of being correct. If you have an early ultrasound conducted there’s a method called the Ramzi Theory to guess the gender. At the six-week appointment you can ask the technician which side the placenta is located. If it is located on the left side of your body, the theory states that you will have a girl; if the placenta is located on the right side of your body, you will have a boy. Of course, all of these methods are just for fun and cannot be relied upon for 100% accuracy. The only guarantee for knowing the gender of your baby is finding out on the day he or she is born. JP

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he Preschool Open Doors (POD) program is a statewide child care program that provides subsidies to eligible low- and moderate-income families to pay preschool tuition for up to one year at any of the state’s licensed 433 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, 2012–July 31, 2013 who are underserved or at-risk children. Families whose children were born between August 1, 2012 and July 31, 2013 are eligible to apply for POD services. 

B) Gross family Income within allowable income limits: Families are income-ranked on a sliding scale to ensure funds are distributed to those most in need. If eligible, you may still have to pay some monthly preschool costs.   For the 2017–18 POD year, the Department has $11.6 million for POD subsidies. Applications must be received at the PATCH POD office during an open application period to be considered for POD services. Your child’s assistance may begin July 2017 or later, depending on your preschool’s start date, and continue through June 2018. Your child may attend any DHS licensed preschool, group child care center, or group child care home you select. Applications will be accepted through Friday, March 31, 2017 at the PATCH POD office for the POD year beginning in July 2017. For more information or to request an application, please contact the POD office, PATCH, toll-free at 1-800-746-5620 or Applications will also be available from January 23, 2017 through March 31, 2017 for downloading at

Springtime Fun at the Keiki Playhouse VARIOUS DATES 427 ALA MAKANI ST., UNIT 101, KAHULUI

The Keiki Playhouse provides a safe and stimulating environment for Maui’s families with Keiki 0–10 years of age. Keiki use their motor skills, imagination, and creativity in a fun learning atmosphere. To celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14th there will be a Valentine’s Day craft and festive treats for each keiki. For Easter fun, from April 1–16th find the golden egg and win a prize! There will be a golden egg hidden within the play area. Once the golden egg is found, the egg will be re-hidden to allow up to three winners daily. Family members can stay and play with their child or drop them off with the Drop N Go program. Visit the Keiki Playhouse at 427 Ala Makani St, Unit 101, Kahului or at For more information call 808-268-7267 or email

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Discover a whole new world for your child nestled amongst the beautiful, green pastures of Lower Kula, just minutes away from Makawao and Pukalani.

Waipuna Chapel Preschool provides a Christian learning environment with experiences that will nurture the development of the whole child: socially, emotionally, physically, cognitively, and spiritually.

We are the only preschool in Upcountry Maui that has openings available now! Monday–Friday • 7am–3pm Ages 3–5

Attend our OPEN HOUSE 8:30am–12:00pm • Saturday, Feb. 11 • Saturday, April 1

For more information or to schedule a personalized tour with Director Karen Harmer, call (808) 878-6343 or visit 17 Omaopio Rd., Kula • 808-878-6343 •

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Gymagery is Fun for Me! That’s what children say each class in the mobile, preschool gymnastics program known as Happy Day Gymagery. The program is the brain child of collegiate gymnast, Rona Smith, who had a desire to teach Gymnastics to preschoolers, but was challenged by their lack of motor skills and their short attention spans. Determined, Smith looked to take the lead from the children and developed a revolutionary approach of teaching through storytelling, music, and appropriately challenging physical activities. All elements of the classes engage the children in her signature “Movement Adventure.” Why, you might ask do children love this program so much…asking their parents if today is ”Gymagery day”, over and over? ...Chanting “I love Gymagery” upon arrival to their schools? From the outer appearance it looks to be an ordinary class with teachers and lots of colorful props. Below the surface however, is a class inspired by the developmental needs of the young child. The teachers are not just teachers but adept story tellers and the props are not just props but unusual, sensory motor equipment. It is a unique class based on PLAY! The foundation of the class relies on the belief that imaginative play helps to develop the child emotionally, socially and psychologically. By honing their uses of language, problem solving, and development of empathy, each session works to

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promote growth of skills that will help carry them successfully through life. No amount of technology can meet the needs of the human brain and body like imaginative play. What could be more valuable than that? Some of the latest Neuroscience research finds that nothing lights up all the centers of the brain like imaginative play. We are wired to love things that nourish our body/ brain connection. Gymagery does exactly that! Because the classes are taught as “Movement Adventures” without competition at the core, even the most shy or hesitant child begins to blossom in these classes. There are plenty of opportunities for competition later on—both academically and physically, but these early years are meant for PLAY! That’s why “Gymagery is fun for me!” For more information, please contact Happy Day Gymagery at (808) 283-8696 or 280-4470. Photo credit: Jeremy Ota

Many locals know Riki for her amazing “Balloon Twisting” skills. An extremely versatile and long-time professional artist, Riki has done murals, paintings, commercial designs, portraits, illustrations, and sculptures. She prefers doing art that lets her share her gifts interactively. Riki is thrilled to introduce her newest passion - Personal “Sand Messaging” Sand Sculptures. These are “relief” style sculptures in a special display frame. These can simply be pre-done and delivered or they can be created onsite as a form of entertainment. Riki now also offers “Painting Parties!” a fun painting activity in-house for your guests. “I thrive on helping people find their ‘Inner Michelangelo.’ So, I’ve created streamlined, mobile formats for both adults and kids,” says Riki. Great for birthdays, homeschoolers, company outings, or pupu/dinner parties; all you need are tables, chairs, and water for this unique experience! For more information contact Riki Inzano at 808-879-8918 or visit

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All IN THE Ohana


Spring Time Fun for the Ohana Spring time means caterpillars and butterflies and the sun setting a little more to the right around here. It’s also a great time to do projects around the house with the keiki. Here are three fun projects and outings to get the whole family into the spirit of spring! Make a Bird Feeder This project is so easy! Additionally, it recycles and offers the kids a great opportunity to observe the birds when they fly by for a nibble. What you’ll need: • Cardboard toilet paper roll inserts or paper towel inserts • Peanut Butter • Bird food 1. Let the kids apply the peanut butter to the outside of the cardboard roll. 2. Pour out some bird seed into a shallow dish. 3. Then roll the peanut butter covered roll in the seed.

At this point you can either slide the roll onto a tree branch and be done, or you can add some string to the top of the roll through two hole punches, and hang it from a branch that way. Go For a Picnic Spring time calls for picnics. They can be in your own backyard, on the beach, or after a nice hike Upcountry. Let the kids help you get the fixings ready and pack the basket. Have them help make finger sandwiches, wash the fruit and package it up, gather utensils and napkins then place it all in a fun basket. Don’t forget the blanket! Relax and enjoy a yummy lunch or afternoon snack in the outdoors. *This is also doable on raining Spring days—just bring the picnic inside and eat on the floor, that’s always fun! Go on a Search for Caterpillars Up in Kapalua are the Village Walking Trails. Once the Kapalua Village Golf Course, the trail still has concrete, which is great for strollers, but is now overgrown, which is great for seeing butterflies and caterpillars. Park near the Kapalua Activity Center off of Office Road, pop the little ones in the stroller or give them some good walking shoes, and head out for a little caterpillar hunting. You’ll find them hanging off of the plants all around you. Bring a container and let your little one take one home to watch the process of it becoming a butterfly. You can extend the experience by bringing the butterfly back and releasing it when ready! SB

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Trust the Gut: Listening to Our Intuition “Trust your hunches. They are usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.” -Dr. Joyce Brothers


s a parent you are faced with difficult decisions concerning your children throughout their young lives. You may tend to dismiss your gut instincts, but listening to your intuition is an important part of parenthood. It can be developed over time, however, women often times tend to possess intuition more naturally than men. “Female ancestors needed to evaluate a situation quickly in order to tune in to their infant and their environment for protection and survival. Their brains were trained with peak awareness because they were protecting a heart outside of their own bodies,” (www. That’s why it’s called your “mama gut” for discerning mothers. One of the main areas you need to exercise your intuition is medical care. When it comes to your child’s health sometimes you need a second, third or even a fourth opinion. If your intuition tells you something is wrong or that diagnosis is not correct, then seek the help your child needs. You are his or her biggest advocate. You know your child best, so for the sake of his or her health, do not ignore your intuition. Another instance where you need to trust your gut is when dealing with people. Perhaps your gut tells you that a person is not trustworthy. Usually your first response to someone is correct. There are cases when this proves false,

however, when you listen to your intuition, you may be saving yourself and those you love heartache in the end. Some ways you may improve your intuition include spending quiet time meditating on your thoughts about a particular situation or person, journaling your thoughts as they pop into your mind, and learning to understand your physical and emotional responses throughout the day. Give yourself permission to slow down during the day and pay attention to your intuition. As you take the time to acknowledge that still, small voice nudging you a certain direction, you will grow in your intuition. JP

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Beauty Tips to Pass On to a Friend


he beauty tip I would pass on to a friend is this: keep your routine as simple and as natural as possible. The foundation of any good beauty routine is to work from the inside out. Staying hydrated with plenty of filtered water is key to glowing skin. Additionally, eating “real” foods like fruits, veggies, and proteins, rather than processed foods and sugars, is revealed through the condition of your skin. Starting with good nutrition and hydration sets you up for the rest of your beauty regimen. Making healthy choices lessens the need for the number of makeup products needed and your routine can be shortened. Achieving healthy

skin is just the first step. Using a natural SPF every day is essential to keeping it, especially on the Hawaiian Islands. I personally use organic coconut oil as my SPF. However, several other companies also produce sunscreens without toxic parabens that are reef-safe. Another way I like to use organic coconut oil is to remove eye makeup. Not only does it clean off your mascara easily, it also promotes eyelash growth naturally. It’s a win-win! Coconut oil is really a universal, go-to product for many health/beauty needs. You can use it to add shine and silkiness to your hair; for oil pulling for healthy teeth; to moisturize your skin; to create a natural deodorant; etc. The possibilities are endless! So if you are looking for one beauty tip, remember to keep it simple and natural! Your health will shine through your beauty routine as you incorporate these easy steps.


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Kula Country Farms is hosting its annual Strawberry U-Pick Patch starting at the end of February during business hours. This u-pick strawberry season you and your family can go out and pick the sweetest strawberries yourselves. Bring the whole family and fill your baskets! Kula Country Farms is a fourth generation farm known for their selection of fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, and farm related events. Spend time exploring the Children’s Garden with 7-hole farm golf and miniature replicas of Kula landmarks that tell you a story of how the islands diversity has influenced Hawaii’s agriculture. There is a Bocce Ball court, Fairy Gardens, and lots of other garden games. Bring your entire family for a fun day of strawberry picking and flower picking anytime from the end of February until early June! The farm stand also has jams, sauces, fresh produce, and more for sale. Kula Country Farms is located on Kula Highway, across from Rice Park, past mile marker 13.

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Ohana Pay it forward

Kind Kids Recycling Club Pays it Forward So, what is Kind Kids Recycling Club? Last year 12 year-old DJ Metzler, told his dad, Dustin, about an idea he had. “Dad, I want to start a recycling service. I’ll go around Makawao and collect people’s recycling, but I won’t charge them anything. I’ll make money at the recycling center, and to make it a really good thing, I’ll donate a portion of what I make to the Maui Food Bank.” He and his dad came up with “Kind Kids Recycling Club.” The idea is simple: any boy or girl who lives in an area that takes redeemable recycling can join. Just like DJ, with a bit of help from mom or dad, boys and girls can offer a recycling collection service to neighbors, friends, and family members. They’ll do the work of bagging and sorting at no charge to their recycling supporters. They take the recycling and earn money at their local redemption center. To be a participant in the club, every boy and girl takes the “Kind Kid Pledge.” At least half of everything a child earns from recycling goes into their Pay it Forward envelope. The promise is that this money can ONLY be spent on a good deed or kind gesture for someone else. It’s Pay it Forward at it’s finest.

The Club is all about empowering children. They go out, do good work to earn money, then they decide for themselves what’s important to them, and how they will spend their money to positively benefit others. They don’t have to wait until they’re adults to begin seeing how they can personally make a difference. This is their vision and they invite every boy and girl to join the movement. Here, neighbor islands, and throughout the mainland and beyond. To connect with Kind Kids Recycling Club, check them out on Facebook, or email Dustin at 

Freddie’s 14TH Birthday Party! SATURDAY, APRIL 15TH // 11AM–1PM MAUI HUMANE SOCIETY The Maui Humane Society is hosting Freddie’s Birthday Party! Join them on Saturday, April 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for this fun, FREE family event. It’s their beloved Freddie the Tortoise’s 14th birthday, and they will be celebrating with an Easter Egg Hunt for keiki ages 5 and under, and a second Easter Egg Hunt for keiki ages 6-10. Gates open at 10:45 a.m. and the first egg hunt starts promptly at 11 a.m.

day cake! Take a stroll through the shelter and if you meet that special pet, enjoy one of their many adoption specials, including Pick Your Price on any adult dog or cat.

Kids can participate in fun, games, and face painting in the keiki zone. Grab something to eat from local food vendors and be sure to stick around for birth-

Stay tuned to the Maui Humane Society for updates, or visit for more details.

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Ohana ACTiViTies

Rainy Day Supply Kit Growing up on Maui, kids (and parents) can get accustomed to being outdoors. The island is our playground! So what happens when it rains, and going to the beach or out for a hike is out of the question? You get creative and crafty, and you save the day because you have the best rainy day supply kit, ever! See below. For the toddler: Let’s get sensory! • Playdough • Cookie cutters to make shapes from the playdough • Bag of beans (these are great for sensory fun) • Shallow buckets (for hiding objects in a bucket of dried beans or for water play) • Books about rain For the older child: Let’s get crafty! • Washable paints (watercolors are great) • Markers • Crayons • Glue • Craft paper (a giant roll of craft paper is always great to keep on hand) • Other art supplies like origami papers, pipe cleaners, cotton balls, and other crafty odds and ends

For the preteen: Let’s build and hang out! • Old bed sheets (sheets can be used to create a rainy day fort in the living room; make a “room” for each child in the house so that each one has his or her space to enjoy a book or hang out listening to the raindrops) • Mad Libs (to share laughter together) • Movies that only come out when it rains (The Goonies could be a fun pick) • Popcorn (this is a must when you’re watching a movie!) Okay, so these items may take up an entire cupboard rather than fit into a small kit. But you may find that you have most of these items around the house anyways. So, when you start to hear those raindrops, grab this list and get to having some rainy day fun!

13TH Annual Kamehameha Schools Maui Ho’olaule’a SATURDAY, APRIL 8TH // 9AM–3PM // KS MAUI CAMPUS, 270 A’APUEO PARKWAY, PUKALANI A fun, local-style event is what you’ll discover when you visit the Annual 2017 Ho’olaule’a at Kamehameha Schools Maui. This annual ‘ohana/family event is held on the beautiful Upcountry Pukalani campus that overlooks Central Maui and Mauna Kahalawai, the West Maui Mountains. Funds raised from this annual K–12 event go towards supporting enrichment programs that are not funded by the school. Ho’olaule’a 2016 helped high school band students enjoy a trip to the 2016 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, elementary Lego and middle school Robotics team purchase t-shirts, and many other student activities. Ho’olaule’a offers cultural food, entertainment, crafts and games for the keiki. Shop for unique items from local vendors, a Country Store, the Blue and White Rummage, and great buys at the Silent Auction! There is something for everyone, so hele mai, join them at the 13th Annual Ho’olaule’a! Call (808) 572-3100 or email for more information.

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Spring Allergy & Detox Remedies


neezes, red eyes, and a general feeling of ugh... that’s allergies. Even on Maui with the slight change of seasons, allergies can wreak havoc on your system. Here are a couple of natural ways to get rid of those springtime allergies. Enter the Awesome, and Popular, Essential Oils Lemon, peppermint, and lavender essential oils have been known to help manage your seasonal allergies. Just make sure the essential oils you use are pure. Here are a couple of ways to use the lemon, lavender, and peppermint combination of oils: 1. Diffuse lemon, lavender, and peppermint in a diffuser. If you don’t have a diffuser, you can also add the essential oils to a steamy hot pot of water then place your face over it with a towel over your head. For the kids, you can place a few drops of each oil into your hands, rub them together then cup your child’s face and have them take in some deep breaths.

2. Use the lavender, lemon, and peppermint combination topically. Add the three oils to your hand along with a carrier oil such as coconut oil or even olive oil. Rub your hands together and then rub on the back of your neck, temples, and forearms. Good to know! Lemon can make your skin sensitive to the sun and cause your skin to burn in areas of application. Be sure to wait 24 hours before heading out to enjoy some rays if you use the topical method. Another wonderful, natural, and easy way to help manage allergies is using a neti pot. The neti pot, which you can get at the drugstore, can help flush out the allergens from your nasal passages and offer relief from seasonal allergies. Most neti pots will come with a saline solution that you mix with distilled water. You simply pour it down one side of your nose as means to clean out your nasal passages. Follow all of the instructions that come with your neti pot and be sure to clean it between uses. Best bet is to use one per family member so that you don’t share germs. Check out to learn more about therapeutic-grade essential oils.

Taste of School Gardens 2017 SATURDAY, MARCH 4TH // SUNSET LAWN @ HOTEL WAILEA Taste of School Gardens takes place at Hotel Wailea’s beautiful Sunset Lawn Saturday, March 4, 2017 featuring dishes inspired by all the good things growing in their schools. This fifth annual event features Maui’s premiere chefs coming together to support school gardens and inspire our future farmers, chefs, teachers, scientists, and community leaders. Guests will enjoy dishes made from local and school garden grown ingredients, fine wine, live music, and ocean sunset views. Grow Some Good is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating hands-on, outdoor learning experiences that cultivate curiosity about natural life cycles, connect students to their food sources, and inspire better nutrition choices. In addition to helping establish food gardens and living science labs in local schools, they provide resources and curriculum support through community partnerships in agriculture, science, food education, and nutrition. For more information, visit

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Ohana communication

How to Hear Our Children If you’ve ever watched a child storm off in frustration at your lack of understanding or have been accused of not listening, then you know the challenge in really hearing children. Here are a few tips to help pave the way to understanding in your household: Make eye contact as often as possible when your child speaks to you. It’s easy to be distracted by a computer or smartphone screen, especially when a child has interrupted you. If necessary, ask them to pause for a moment for you to finish up what you’re doing in order to give them your full attention. Ask questions. Whether the conversation concerns what happened at school, or an issue they have with a playmate, we can inadvertently mishear what they’re saying by assuming we know what’s up. Taking the time to delve into the circumstances allows you to overcome those assumptions to better hear what your child wants to communicate. Look for the emotions beneath your child’s words. Sometimes kids believe they aren’t being heard because they haven’t developed the vocabulary to tell us what they’re feeling. By mirroring back the emotions you perceive with phrases like, “That sounds frustrating”, you not only express empathy and understanding, you also equip your child with words to describe their emotions.

Withhold judgment until you have gotten a clear picture. This becomes especially important when it comes to sibling disputes. In some cases, one child may be better at “selling” their side of the story and so the other regularly takes the blame. Watch for those tendencies and your own prejudices. There’s nothing like an unfair judgment to make a child feel unheard. Try taking each child aside and listening to their version without other input. Create a regular context for your child to be heard. Cuddling before bedtime and reviewing the day cultivates a sense of security and allows your child an opportunity to open up. “Hearing” our kids means giving them attention. It means investing in our relationship with them and recognizing them as individuals with unique viewpoints and responses to the world around them. LK

Keiki Fest 2017 is Just Around the Corner! SATURDAY, APRIL 8TH // 11:00AM–4:00PM // GREAT LAWN @ UHMC The Kiwanis Club of the Valley Isle and its partners invite you to celebrate our keiki on Saturday, April 8, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. The Keiki Fest is an annual event held at the Great Lawn of the University of Hawaii-Maui College. This annual event promotes a positive, safe, and healthy environment for Maui’s Keiki. It is a fun-filled, family event with FREE games, prizes, Keiki I.D., jumping castles, activities, and entertainment. Low cost food will be available for purchase and there will be vendors with keiki-related items and non-profit organizations. Selected children will have the opportunity to participate in the Bike Safety program to learn and practice safe bicycling skills. To find out how you may participate, be a sponsor or need more info on this event, call Vanessa at 250-2777 or email:

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Ohana new foods

Picky, Picky!: Tips for Dealing with Selective Eaters


t’s pretty common–normal, even–for children to be picky eaters. Will your keiki ever eat more than toast and bananas? These tips from Hawaii moms can help. I encourage my children to try foods they’ve never had before. My rule is they need to try it before they decide how they feel about it. I also incorporate a new food into something they already like. My daughter didn’t like the way kiwi looked, so I cut it up and served it with fruit she likes. - Linda Muramoto Keep offering the foods they don’t seem to like and eventually their tastes will come around. Talk with your spouse about how yummy a new food is and show that you enjoy it with “mmm” sounds as you eat. - Michelle Okimoto

You can’t bribe or force your kids to eat. I present healthy options and let them decide if they want to try it. If they don’t want what I’ve made, they can have a healthy substitute. But they have to prepare it themselves and clean up afterwards. - Cindy Spreg My kids have to try something at least a couple of times in different forms – raw, cooked, in a sauce or soup – before they decide how they feel about it. If they don’t like it at all, I reintroduce it later. If nutrients are the big issue, I put vegetables in a smoothie or mix it in a meal. I don’t hide it from them. I tell them that I put the vegetable in there and they’re usually surprised that they couldn’t taste it. - Nicole Okamura My line with a smile is, “You don’t have to like it, you just have to eat it. Try it 15 times before you say you don’t like it.” It also helps to introduce the craziest vegetable dishes after their sports events and after they bathe when they’re starving. I get no complaints then. - Heidi Taam Tips from Moms In Hawaii (momsinhawaii. com). Article by HMSA.

Celebrate Easter with the Maui Animal Farm SUNDAY, APRIL 16TH // 9:30AM–12:00PM // 230 C HANIU ST., LAUNIUPOKO The Maui Animal Farm will be offering a fun and interactive petting zoo tour and an Easter egg hunt at the farm on Sunday, April 16, 2017 from 9:30 a.m.–12 noon. Meet, feed, and interact with the miniature horses, Sicilian Donkey, Kunekune pig, designer chickens, turkeys, goats, and tortoises. Space is limited and reservations are required. Visit or call us at 808-280-2597 for reservations.

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NOW ENROLLING for Summer & Fall 2016, 3–5 year olds Join our waiting list online at Child-centered educational program where children learn through discovery and play Art • Music & Creative Movement Storytelling • Language Development Self Help Skills • Science & Math Word & Number Recognition Concepts about self, culture, and traditions Excursions and visits from community resource people Most teachers have been teaching for 10 to 20+ years with approx. 10 children per class. • Tuition includes meals • School Hours: Mon.–Fri., 7am–5pm

Daily Cultural & Petting Zoo Tours Birthday Celebrations Horsemanship Classes & Riding Lessons For more information, visit or call 808-280-2597

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Our Teens News • TreNds • Tips Making Sense of Adolescence Tweens, teens, adolescents, youths. Whatever you call them, the young people in our lives going through the transition from childhood to adulthood called adolescence can be confusing, amusing, and downright frustrating at times. But when you consider that the emotions and behaviors they display are common for kids their ages, the transition becomes less taxing. It helps to know that many adolescents… Push boundaries. Teens begin to see the world as less black and white. They develop the ability to understand nuances. They may stretch the rules to discover which are hard-and-fast and which ones fall in a grey area. As they seek to understand the world and their changing bodies, adolescents also sometimes push the limits of their own physical abilities, which can lead to behavior that adults see as unnecessarily risky. Like to sleep late. According to the National Sleep Foundation, a natural shift in circadian rhythms occurs during adolescence. This leads teens to be alert later into the night. In turn falling asleep becomes more difficult, leading to a delayed wake-up time. Combine that with the demands of homework and extracurricular activities and it may also seem like your teen is constantly tired - because he is!

Home for Science & Discovery? Founded in 2014 by a group of dedicated parents/volunteers the Maui Science Center has become a popular part of the comunity, bringing innovative and interactive experiences to the public in form of Science Shows, Interactive family Workshops, Science Carnivals, and more. In 2016, traveling program Science on Wheels, was launched as part of the outreach, sharing exciting demonstrations and hands-on labs at local classrooms and community orga-

Become more self-absorbed. Who am I? How do I fit into the world? Why am I here? In adolescence metacognition, the awareness and understanding of one’s own thought processes, develops. Armed with this new self-perception, teens spend time comparing themselves to those around them and evaluating themselves against norms and expectations. They may “try on” different personalities and interests in an effort to find where they fit. Demonstrate a greater reliance on peers and a desire to distance themselves from their parents. A need for autonomy and independence surfaces during this phase of development. This shift subconsciously prepares them to leave the nest in the upcoming years. However, as with many aspects of adolescence, the effect can come across as exaggerated. They may act as though they don’t want you around at all when really they just want space. nizations. To move beyond the “pop up events”, the Maui Science Center is ready to create a physical presence by renting an initial space in central Maui. But this is only possible with the generous support of the Maui community. Discovery, Fun, Excitement, and Hands-On Learning through effective partnership the MSC, will create a social and educational powerhouse for curious minds of all ages. To support the Maui Science Center and to learn about upcoming events and Discovery Camps, please visit To join the team or to volunteer please e-mail to

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HTA’s Blended Learning Model: Face-to-Face Instruction • Virtual Instruction • Independent Learning We look forward to partnering with you as a learning coach to ensure your child’s success. Find out more about the future of learning and see if HTA is the right fit for your child.

Enrollment Opens March 1, 2017 New Wailuku Learning Center Now Open! Call or visit our website to learn more about HTA (808) 676-5444 • Statewide Public Charter School Serving Grades K–12

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Bring Faraway Grandparents & Grandkids Closer By HEATHER GREENWOOD-Junkermeier On Maui, many grandparents and grandchildren are a flight away from one another. It may be a short interisland flight, a longer flight to the mainland, or even an international flight. No matter the distance, with a little bit of creativity and time, that beautiful intergenerational relationship can blossom. Advancements in technology, phone calls, texts, and video chats are a staple for long distance relationships, but there is magic in the old fashioned low-tech ideas of yesterday. Be pen pals. Let’s face it, regardless of age, nothing quite matches the joy of mail from someone you love. And there are so many ideas to keep this activity fun and engaging for everyone. Exchange postcards. This idea not only brings together grandparents and grandchildren, but can be a fun family affair if everyone is always on the lookout for fun postcards. Write a story together. The grandchild’s age will dictate the complexity of the story. Grandparents and grandchildren will take turns writing a

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sentence, paragraph, or even page. This not only offers writing practice but also creates anticipation for the next letter. Create traditions. Traditions provide children with a sense of time, place, and belonging. One grandmother sends a birthday card for each year, so for a grandchild’s 5th birthday, 5 cards arrive in the mail. Play games. Many traditional board games are now available online, making it possible for two people who live miles apart to play together. Some examples include Scrabble, Battleship, Checkers, Chess, Tic Tac Toe, etc. Other low-tech games can easily be played over the phone, such as Mad Libs and 20 Questions. For grandparents and grandchildren who both live on Maui, contact Maui’s UH Extension office at 244-3242, ext. 226 or for information on workshops and events.

Join top scientists, photographers and filmmakers at the 11th Annual Whale Tales, February 24-27th at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. Event highlights include: family day featuring the IMAX film Humpback Whales and a whale watch with the experts; Maui premiere of the new IMAX film, National Parks Adventure by McGillivray Freeman Films; Whale Tales Art & Education Expo featuring local artists and NGOs, with hands-on education stations, and a guided SUP tour, Paddle for the Whales. Admission is free to attend presentations and the Art and Education Expo ($20 suggested donation), registration required. Benefit whale watches and ocean activities start at $50. Event proceeds support whale research and education efforts in Hawai’i. Visit to register and access a schedule of activities. Whale Tales is hosted by Whale Trust Maui and sponsored by Pacific Life Foundation, One World One Ocean Campaign by MacGillivray Freeman Films, and Makana Aloha Foundation. Photo Credit: FLIP NICKLIN/MINDEN PICTURES. NMFS PERMIT #753.

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

EVENTS Carden Academy of Maui 573-6651 Pau Hana with Uncle Wayne & The Howling Dog Band Carden Academy of Maui February 1, March 1, April 5 1st Wednesday of each month 5:00pm-7:00pm Families with young children The first Wednesday of each month, join us for a free community event to sing, dance, play, or sit back and relax with friends at this one-of-a-kind evening out for the whole family. Carden Jamboree Oskie Rice Polo Field Saturday, April 29 2017 5pm-11pm 21+ Dust off your cowboy boots, and join us for the Carden Jamboree... raising funds for tuition assistance and campus beautification including an outdoor classroom. BBQ dinner, live music & dancing, amazing auctions, and fun party. Tickets on sale now!. Queen Ka’ahumanu Center 877-4325 275 E. Ka’ahumanu Ave., Kahului Chinese New Year Celebration Center court Sunday, February 5th 2017 Sunday 2:00pm-4:00pm Celebrate the Year of the Rooster with QKC featuring family activities and entertainment, including Au’s Shaolin Arts Lion Dance. Kung Hei Fat Choy! Let’s Celebrate Girls Day Together! Saturday, March 4th 2017 10am – 12pm Celebrate Hinamatsuri with Japanese doll crafts, pink balloons, entertainment, fun prizes & a special appearance by Hello Kitty! Let’s Hippity Hop Together Saturday, March 11th 2017 10am – 12pm Easter Bunny arrival fanfare includes an age specific keiki egg hunt and coloring contest with special prizes, and Easter Egg crafts spring-colored balloons!

The purpose of the displays and interactive exhibits is to improve the public image of the engineering profession and to stimulate qualified students in public and private schools to choose careers in engineering and in related science fields. Easter Eggstravaganza Professional photographs with the Saturday, April 8, 11am-1pm Join us to celebrate Easter with a Easter Bunny Saturday, March 11 through Saturday, special performance by the Maui March 25, 2017. Monday through Fri- Cartoon Characters, the Easter Bunny day from 10:00am to 9:00pm, Sundays and GMB – Girl Meets Boy. Enjoy keiki crafts, glitter tattoos, balloon animals, from 10:00am – 5:00pm. giveaways and more. The Queen Ka’ahumanu Festival Maui Orchid Society Easter Exhibit Saturday, March 18 2017 April 13-15, 9am-4pm in B4 10am – 2pm Enjoy this exotic and unique display Join us as we celebrate Queen Ka’ahumanu’s birthday with Hawaiian from the Maui Orchid Society. Select orchids will also be available for sale. entertainment, cultural demonstrations, educational booths and history Art of Trash Opening Night & Trashthat honor and perpetuate Her Majion Trash Art Fashion Show esty’s legacy. Friday, April 7, 6pm Come celebrate the opening night Let’s Fish & Poi Together! of Art of Trash. The show offers a Saturday, April 8 2017 creative and artistic twist to trash. 10am – 2pm Maui designers and models will dress Adults and keiki, professional and amateurs, are invited to this fun com- to impress in items made from reused, recycled, and reinvented materials. munity event with great entertainAttendees are encouraged to dress in ment, activities and prizes. Visit trash attire. for details on the community culinary Art of Trash Display adventure! April 7-29, 10am-6pm, in B4 Maui Mall is excited to host the Art Karaoke Star Saturdays of Trash at Maui Mall. Just in time Saturday, February 25, March 25 & for Earth Day all entries must have April 22, 2017 submitted an artwork that was made 6pm-8pm Grab your friends or go solo for QKC’s from materials reused, recycled, or reinvented. Karaoke Night with KJ (Karaoke Jockey) Dean Sakurai of Star Tracks Whole Foods Arts & Craft Fair every Karaoke Maui. All ages welcome. Sunday from 10am-2pm Maui Made Sundays Free Zumba every Sunday at 9am 10am – 5pm Free Hula every Sunday at 11am Enjoy live, island style performances while shopping locally Maui made Maui Family YMCA 242-9007 products at Center Court. Date Night At The YMCA ChildMaui Mall 877-8952 watch February 10, March 10, and April 14 Maui Orchid Society Valentine’s 6:00pm – 9:00pm Day Exhibit 2 years – 12 years (Two years old must February 9-11, 9am-4pm in B-8 be potty trained completely out of Enjoy this exotic and unique display diapers) from the Maui Orchid Society. Select Drop your kids off at the YMCA while orchids will also be available for sale. you go on a date. We will be providHawaii Society of Engineers - Engiing dinner, dessert, a drink, arts & neers Week Display crafts, and games. February 21-27 in Unit B4

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Roots School 250-7988 Children’s World Faire Makawao Union Church Saturday, February 11th, 2017 2pm-6pm All ages welcome Roots School is proud to announce our 5th annual Children’s World Faire at Makawao Union Church. This will be an inspriing event full of children’s activities, food, and entertainment! Maui Ocean Center 270-7000 Behind-the-Scenes Tour Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 11:30am or 1:30pm $14.95 plus Aquarium admission. Appropriate for all ages. Go behind-the-scenes at Maui Ocean Center with a marine naturalist to ex-

plore the Aquarium lab and discover what it takes to care for the marine animals. Learn about corals, sharks, and sea turtles with the exclusive opportunity to feed the marine animals at Turtle Lagoon and Hammerhead Harbor. . Talk Story & Hula Lessons with Kahu Dane Maxwell and ‘Ohana Tuesdays – February, March, and April 11:45am Learn about the lifestyle and traditions of the Hawaiian people and participate in a hula lesson hosted by Maui Ocean Center’s Hawaiian Cultural Advisor, Kahu Dane Maxwell and ‘ohana (family). Schedule subject to change. Turtle-rrific Thursday Thursdays at 2pm Meet the Hawaiian green sea turtles during Turtle-rrific Thursday at Maui Ocean Center! Join a team of aquarists as they measure, weigh, and examine

the turtles during their routine checkup. Learn about green sea turtle biology, behavior, diet, and more. Wet Naturalist Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays – February, March, and April 1:30-4:30pm Join a Wet Naturalist at Maui Ocean Center’s Discovery Pool for a hands-on presentation about Hawaii’s marine invertebrates! See, touch, and learn about Hawaii’s tide pool critters with a marine naturalist presenting from within the exhibit. Exploration Station Thursdays and Sundays 11:30am-2:30pm Speak with an ocean expert at Maui Ocean Center’s Exploration Station! This winter season, the Exploration Station will feature Hawaii’s endemic marine life (animals found only in Hawaii) and the relationship between the Hawaiians and the sea.


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Events, Art & Music, Dance, Education, Sports, Camps Story Time Saturday Saturdays at 11:30am Appropriate for ages 3-12. Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawaii offers a weekly story time and craft hour for children ages 3-12 in the Hawaiians and the Sea exhibit. Enjoy a story reading by a marine naturalist followed by a fun, ocean-themed craft workshop. Maui Thing 249-0215 Second Saturday Art 10am-12pm Free Art Activities for Keiki. February 11 Valentine Cards, Love Crowns, Clay Fun and Painting. March 11 Rainbow Mobiles, Marble Painting, Clay Fun and Painting. April 8 Peter Rabbit, Tie Dye Eggs, Clay Fun and Painting.

the young and young at heart. Whale Trust Maui 572-5700 Whale Tales 2017 February 24-27, 2017 The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua Come learn about whales and dolphins from top international scientists, photographers, filmmakers and conservationists at the 11th Annual Whale Tales event. Admission is free to attend. $20 suggested donaton.

Montessori School of Maui 573-0374 2933 Baldwin Ave. Makawao Dinner Project Montessori School of Maui February and April TBD 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm 21 and over Join us for a delectable culinary experience created by Maui’s top chefs with exquisite wine pairings. Pu’u Kukui Elementary School Monster Yard Sale RFC Building 3rd Annual Pu’u Kukui Elementary Saturday, February 18 2017 School PTSA’s Spring Fling 8:00am to 1:00pm Saturday, February 11 All welcome! From 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm Get your shopping bags ready and 3700 Kehalani Mauka Parkway, come shop for gently used and totally Wailuku awesome stuff! Proceeds support There will be grade-level games, prize Montessori School of Maui. booth, bounce houses, face painting, ono food trucks, vendors, entertainMaui Preparatory Academy ment, an amazing silent auction and 665-9966 more! Learning Fair The Keiki Playhouse 268-7267 February 24, 9 AM-2 PM Maui Prep Campus 427 Ala Makani St, Unit 101, Kahului Students in Grades 6-12 present Valentine’s Day projects, videos, exhibits, and perforFebruary 14th, All Day mances developed during the previEnjoy Valentine’s Day crafts and festive ous week of specialized, field-based, treats. immersive learning clinics. Free and Easter Fun open to the public. April 1-16th School House Rock Find the golden egg and win a prize! Jr. Lower School Drama Production There will be a golden egg hidden Friday and Saturday, March 3-4 within the play area. Once egg is 6:30pm found, the egg will be re-hidden to Maui Prep Campus allow up to 3 winners daily. Music and Drama Teacher Ms. Vania Pacific Whale Foundation 249-8811 Jerome leads the K-5 Production of School House Rock, Jr. The stage is the “Pueo Playhouse,” a tented venue World Whale Day on the grass quad under the stars. February 18, 2017 Tickets for sale in advance at the front The Festival includes World Whale Day office. & Parade of Whales. The Keiki Carnival features bouncy castles, crafts, games, 8th Annual Tom Rosenquist Legacy face painting, cotton candy, shave ice, Golf Tournament Ka’anapali Golf Course and plenty of engaging activities for

Saturday, April 15, 2017 This fundraiser golf tournament in memoriam of a key school founder generates important scholarship funds. Enjoy a beautiful day on Ka’anapali golf course while supporting the educational dreams of ambitious young students. The Maui Farm 579-8271 Free Farm Tours Makawao, Maui 2/25, 3/25, 4/29 Saturday, 9:00 am to 11:00 am All ages Join us for a morning of exploration, learning, and fun! Explore our crop fields, plant nursery, composting zone, and meet and feed our friendly farm animals including pigs, goats, rabbits, and chickens. All families and individuals are welcome! Kula Country Farms 878-8381 Strawberry U-Pick Patch Located on Kula Hwy. across from Rice Park End of February It’s strawberry season and you will be delighted with the sweetest strawberries that you and your family can go out and pick yourselves. There is also a wonderful Children’s Garden with all kinds of activities. Grow Some Good Taste of School Gardens Saturday, March 4, 2017 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. Sunset Lawn at Hotel Wailea 555 Kaukahi Street, Wailea, HI 96753 All guests must be 21+ to attend. This fifth annual event features Maui’s premiere chefs coming together to support school gardens and inspire our future farmers, chefs, teachers, scientists, and community leaders. Maui 5K Maui 5K Ma’alaea Triangle, Wailuku Sunday, March 5th, 2017 7:00 am start All Ages/All Abilities A 5K run or 1 Mile run/walk to benefit Maui Schools physical fitness, play & athletic programs. Use discount code 2017m5k for 10% off the entry fee.

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FEBRUARY• MARCH • APRIL >> Department of Water Supply 8th Annual Water Conservation Poster Contest Deadline Friday March 10th 2017 Open to Maui County students Grades K-8 For contest details call 463-2110 or visit Pūnana Leo o Maui 244-5676 Ho’omau 2017 Maui Nui Botanical Gardens Saturday, March 15, 2017 9am-6pm All ages Ho’omau is the annual fundraising event that supports programming for Pūnana Leo o Maui Hawaiian Language Immersion preschool. This is the premier Hawaiian language and entertainment event of the year for the entire ‘ohana (family). TEDxYouth@SeaburyHall 4th Annual TEDxYouth@SeaburyHall Event: “The Power of Perspective” Seabury Hall’s ‘A’ali’ikūhonua Creative Arts Center Sunday, March 26th, 2017 9am-1pm All audiences, especially Maui youth TEDxYouth@SeaburyHall brings together inspiring student speakers from the Maui community to share their ideas and empower the youth of Maui. There will also be tons of exhibits, music, and delicious food! Valley Isle Keiki Fest 2017 Saturday, April 8th 11am - 4pm UH Maui College, Great Lawn Free Event A fun-filled family event with FREE games, prizes, Keiki I.D., jumping castles, activities and entertainment. Low cost food will be available for purchase and there will be vendors with Keiki related items and non-profit

organizations. Selected children will have the opportunity to participate in the Bike Safety program to learn and practice safe bicycling skills. Kamehameha Schools Maui 572-3203 Kamehameha Schools Annual Ho’olaule’a High School Campus Saturday, April 8, 2017 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM All Ages Something for everyone! Hawaiian entertainment, Local Food, a variety of Silent Auction offerings, Local Vendors Country Store, Cultural Demonstrations, Rummage, and Keiki Zone. 13th Annual event on the high school’s Upcountry campus. Maui Humane Society 877-3680 Freddie’s Birthday and Easter Egg Hunt Maui Humane Society; 1350 Mehameha Loop, Pu’unene, HI 96784 Saturday, April 15 from 10:45am-1pm

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Events, Art & Music, Dance, Education, Sports, Camps All Ages It’s our beloved Freddie the Tortoise’s 14th birthday and we will be celebrating with this completely FREE event including keiki Easter egg hunt at 11am! Kids will enjoy games, face painting and storytelling, piñata and cake! The Maui Animal Farm 280-2597 Celebrate Easter with Maui Animal Farm April 16, 2017 from 9:30 a.m.-12 noon The Maui Animal Farm will be offering our fun and interactive petting zoo tour and an Easter egg hunt at the farm on April 16, 2017 from 9:30 a.m.12 noon. Meet, feed and interact with our miniature horses, Sicilian Donkey, Kunekune pig, designer chickens, turkeys, goats and tortoises. Space is limited and reservations are required. St. Anthony Grade School 244-4976 St. Anthony Grade School Fun Daze Bazaar Saturday, April 22 8:00 am – 7:00 pm Enjoy a variety of entertainers, delicious food, a rummage room, a craft Room with items from local artists, a live and silent auction, Country Store for fresh produce, baked goods, and flowers. For the children: face painting, balloon art, Fish Pond, Stand the Bottle, Basketball Toss, Soda Toss, and the Fat Cat Game. Haiku Ho’olaule’a 808-727-3750 Haiku Ho’olaule’a and Flower Festival Haiku Elementary School Saturday, April 22nd 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM All Ages The 23rd Annual Haiku Ho`olaule`a & Flower Festival will be held Saturday, April 22nd at Haiku Elementary School, Maui. Enjoy Fabulous Entertainment, Keiki Activities, Arts & Crafts, Plants & Produce and one of the largest Silent Auctions on Maui! Surfing Goat Dairy 878-2870 Evening Chore Tour 3651 Omaopio Rd., Kula On going event Monday-Saturday 3:15 - 4:15pm.

Ages 5+ This class will introduce your child to the wonderful world of clay! Heather 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! Ceramics Club: Wheel Throwing & Handbuilding! Thursdays, 8 weeks / 3:00 - 5:00 pm March 30 – May 18 Ages 11+ 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 “ Balloonology” entertainment muddy, messy, and fun art form! with Riki Inzano 879-8918 Jewelry & Metalsmithing Club Wednesdays / 3:00 – 5:00 pm Pizza Madness in Kihei Drop in every week! Weekly/Ongoing Thursday Eves. Ages 11+ Sunset/6:30-ish to 8:00pm Teens drop in to a guided open studio Forget weiner dogs! Riki Inzano promotes her private party bookings and become a jewelry designer! creating “ Gourmet” balloon animals & Practice the foundational elements of metalsmithing that all jewelry jewelry! All ages entertainment. Speprofessionals know: cutting, drilling, cial requests & challenges welcome! piercing, and soldering metal. Projects include pendants, bracelets, earrings, rings, and small sculpture. Drawing & Painting for Young Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center Adults 572-6560 Saturdays, 6 weeks April 22 – May 27 / 1:00 – 4:00 pm Family Friday Workshops Age 11+ Mixtures, Molds, & Magic: Handmade Students will quickly improve valuable Paper & Sidewalk Chalk! fine art skills by learning and practicFebruary 10 ing painting and drawing fundamenBuzzing into Springtime: Honeybees tals. Students will work with a variety & Flowers! of media, including pencil, charcoal, March 31 pastels, and acrylic paint. This class will Flower Power: Painting & Planting! improve technical skills while encourApril 14 aging creative self-expression. 5:00pm-7:00pm Tiny Hands Ages 3 – 12 Tuesdays, 6 weeks “Family Friday” workshops are 9:00 am – 11:00 am designed to encourage children along with an adult guardian to create April 11 – May 16 Ages: 2.5-5 years artwork together. This is a hands-on experience for everyone! $25 per par- Using materials such as pastels, clay, paint and paper that stimulate create ticipant (1 adult and 1 child required impulses and fuel artistry, children at minimum). (includes pizza, water, (and an accompanying adult guardart supplies, and instruction for each ian) will learn creative processes that person!). Preregistration is required. little hands can manage with help. Claymazing! Creative Ceramics There will be music, stories, and lots for Keiki of fun for all! Wednesdays, 8 weeks 3:00 – 5:00 pm Art Classes with Barbara Steinberg March 29 – May 17 269-6845 All age levels are appropriate 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 3651 Omaopio Rd., Kula On going event Saturday’s 9am All age levels are appropriate 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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FEBRUARY• MARCH • APRIL >> Animal Kindness Club Art Class 131 S. Kihei Road, Maui Bridge Club in Kenolio Recreational Complex Every Wednesday 3:00pm-5:00pm Ages 5-13 Children will draw and paint animals and plants. There is much instruction to perfect their skills as young artists. They will learn basic skills such as mixing colors and seeing colors. Beginning to advanced artists welcome! Art show at the end! Please register ahead and get supply list online. Monica Knight LLC 808-463-8884 Claymation 1053 Ulu Kanu St, Wailuku Feb 3-May 12, 2017 Fridays from 3:15-4:15 Ages 9 and up (teens welcome!) Students will learn the basics of claymation by writing their own storyline, drawing scenes, creating their own clay characters and

props, painting the backdrop, taking photographic stills, and then turning everything into a moving film using iMovie. Lahaina Arts Association 661-0111 Maui Youth Art Outreach Program Lahaina, Honokowai, Wailuku, Paia, Kihei, and Makawao Weekly, Monday - Friday Lahaina Arts Association offers FREE after-school art classes every week at 7 locations around Maui. Please visit for complete class schedule, including age requirements, date, location and time. Maui Family YMCA 242-9007 Private Weekly Music Lessons 4 years – 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. Kupono Music Studio 276-4847 115 Lipoa Street, Suite #204, Kihei Youth Ukulele Ensemble Session 1: January 25 – March 15 Session 2: March 29 - May 17, 2017 Wednesdays for eight weeks 2:00 – 3:00 PM Ages: 8-13 Join Marti Kluth for a fun after school activity. Learn proper chording & strumming techniques & learn several songs in English & Hawaiian. Class culminates with a short final program for parents. No experience necessary. Students must bring their own ukulele. $120 for eight weeks Youth Violin Ensemble Session 1: January 10 – February 2 Session 2: February 7 – March 2 Tuesdays & Thursdays for four weeks 3:00 – 4:00 PM Ages 8-13 Join violin instructor Ana Kalina for a


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Events, Art & Music, Dance, Education, Sports, Camps fun after school class. Learn proper positioning & bowing technique as well as several songs. Class culminates with a short final program for parents. No experience necessary. Violins are available for use during class or bring your own! Beginning Guitar Class Session 1: January 9 – February 3 Session 2: February 7 – March 3 Session 3: March 27 - April 21 Session 4: April 24 - May 19 Mondays & Fridays for four weeks 3:30 – 4:30 PM Ages: 8-13 Join guitar instructor Edward Burns for some after school fun. Learn proper tuning, positioning & fingering techniques & learn several songs. Class culminates with a short final program for parents. No experience necessary. Students must bring their own guitar. $120 for four weeks, eight classes. Adult Violin Ensemble Session 1: January 10 – February 3 Session 2: February 7 – March 3 Tuesdays & Fridays 6:30 – 7:30 PM Ages 18 & up Join violin instructor Ana Kalina for a fun exploration of the violin. Learn proper positioning & bowing technique & learn several songs. Violins are available for use or bring your own. $120 for four weeks, eight classes Private Music Lessons Ongoing, Monday – Friday 11:00 AM – 7:30 PM Ages: 5 to adult Private lessons available in piano, voice, ukulele, violin & guitar. Play any style of music you desire in private, airconditioned comfort on high-quality instruments. Free practice piano available for any student taking lessons anywhere. Affordable prices, flexible scheduling. New teachers & instruments are being added all the time. Mele Do Re Mi Mommy N’ Me Music Class Makawao March 22- May 10 2017 Wednesdays from 9:30-10:30am Ages: 0-5 Our mission is to offer the community a unique musical adventure where live original songs are played, French and Hawaiian language is introduced, fun hula movements are incorporated and children begin the journey of creative self-expression.

Mommy N’ Me Music Class Wailuku March 23- May 11, 2017 Thursdays from 9:30-10:30am Ages: 0-5 Our mission is to offer the community a unique musical adventure where live original songs are played, French and Hawaiian language is introduced, fun hula movements are incorporated and children begin the journey of creative self-expression. La-ti-Da Productions 280-2784 Aubrey Myers Music Family Multiple locations Ongoing, multiple days at 9:00 am 3 months and older (see website) Musical bonding for the whole family! Classes for children & caregivers regardless of musical skill incorporating music, movement, singing story time, puppetry, parachute play, bean bag fun, and interactive play. Piano Adventures Class Makawao Ongoing multiple days, multiple times 5 yrs and older Classes are set up for 6 students in a classroom environment & is filled with group, partner and solo piano exercises. Children also participate in fun music theory lessons, interactive singing and music games. Classes for many ages & levels. Private Piano or Flute Lessons and Piano Adventures Group Classes Multiple days & multiple times Ongoing 5 years and older See the website for details. More lessons and classes coming August 2016. Wunderkeys Piano- private lessons La-ti-Da Studio- Makawao Ages: 3.5-5yrs One on one and group class for student with parent in class. Class time TBA, private lessons available as scheduled A piano program that takes preschool children with no musical experience on a magical journey where they acquire the piano skills, keyboard awareness, and rhythmic understanding they need for a successful future at the piano. Guitar Adventures- private guitar lessons and group classes La-ti-Da Studio- Makawao Ages: 6 and up (see details on

website) Private lessons available as scheduled. Flute Adventures- Private flute lessons La-ti-Da Studio- Makawao Ages: 5 and up Day/ Time: As scheduled Youth Choir Boys and Girls Club of Maui Makawao Thursdays 5:30-6:30 9-13yrs Bounty Music 871-1141 Music Lessons in Ukulele, Guitar, Drums, Voice and Keyboard Ongoing Classes Every Day! Age 6 and up Private music lessons for children and 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. Wisdom Flow Studio 268-4095 95 Makawao Ave, Makawao Mele Do Re Mi January 18th - March 8th Wednesdays from 9:30-10:30AM Registration is now open for Mommy n me music classes. For more info or to register email us at meledoremi@ Or visit our site at http:// . Space is limited and fill up quickly. We look forward to singing, laughing and making sweet music with you and your keiki! 283-6945 Private violin lessons in Wailea Flexible times, beginning & intermediate students ages six years through adults. Experienced & patient teacher. Innovative teaching methods follow the interests & learning style of each student, keeping their passion for music alive. Contact Cambria Moss. If you do not have a violin yet, please call before shopping for one. Maui Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA), 244-8760 Spring Drama Semester MAPA Main Studios 2027 Main Street, Wailuku January 10 - May 5 Tuesdays - Fridays

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FEBRUARY• MARCH • APRIL >> Various times Ages 6 - 18 Weekly drama classes in acting and comedy improv for all levels of experience. Register at Maui OFFStage Studio 244-8680 OFFStage Studio, Kolu St, Wailuku Musical Theater Classes March 12 - May 15 Mondays 3:30 - 4:30 Grades 3 - 8 Combines singing techniques with movement while exploring character development through warm-up exercises, improvisation and theater games. Students gain confidence, skills and musicianship as well as movement. Broadway Rocks March 12 - May 15 Mondays from 4:30 - 6:00pm Grades 5 - 10 Pushes students’ musical theater performance skills to the next

level! Your musical number will stand out by strategically combining strong singing skills with dance, movement and acting Actor’s Toolbox March 14 - May 17 Wednesdays from 4:00 - 5:30pm Grades 5-10 Explores character development, script analysis and monologue. Teen actors learn vocal, physical and mental skills which help create a character from the top of their heads to the tips of the toes and from the inside out. Creative Critters April 1 - May 13 Saturdays from 9:00-9:45am Ages 5 - 8 For budding actors who are interested in exploring drama, dance, music, singing and creative play. Presented in a supportive, nurturing environment – all are provided an opportunity to sing & dance while playing instruments & creating characters.

Dance Maui Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA), 244-8760 Download schedules and registration forms at Spring Dance Semester MAPA Main Studios, 2027 Main Street, Wailuku January 9 – May 5 Mondays - Saturdays Various times Ages 3 - adult Over 100 weekly classes in all levels of ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, Broadway dance, acro flex, contemporary and choreography for students ages three and up. MAPA WEST Spring Dance Semester Kid Zone B: 147 Kupuohi St. - Unit G4 January 9 – May 5 Various times Ages 3+ Hip hop, pre-ballet, ballet, jazz classes. No experience necessary.

Private Music Lessons Group Lessons - Camps - Classes Piano - Voice - Violin - Guitar - Ukulele Free Practice Piano Available ° Convenient Location ° Flexible Scheduling ° AAorable Prices

115 Lipoa St, Suite #204, Kihei

(808) 276-4847

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Events, Art & Music, Dance, Education, Sports, Camps Shooting Stars Dance 808-268-1899 Shooting Stars Dance Spring Semester Kamali’i School January 23rd-May 7th Monday-Friday Afterschool hours Ages: 3-12 Dance classes including jazz, ballet, hip-hop snd breakdance. Alexander Academy of Performing Arts 878-8970 Mommy and Me Dance Class Old Kula Community Center Wednesdays, 10:15am- 11:00am Ages: 2-3 year olds Class with a caregiver focuses on socialization, basic class structure, developmental motor skills in dance and basic tumbling, props, music, creative movement and obstacle courses. Weekly dance classes: pre ballet, ballet, jazz, contemporary, pointe, yoga and body conditioning Old Kula Community Center: Weekly Classes-Monday thru Saturday Morning and evening classes 3 years - adult Classes include ballet, pre ballet, creative movement, jazz, musical theater, contemporary, boys athletic dance, body conditioning, pointe and workshop classes. Register now for Summer classes and camps Old Kula Community Center June and July Monday thru Saturday Morning and evening classes Ages 3-adult Registration for Summer classes and camps starts in spring. Wisdom Flow Studio 268-4095 95 Makawao Ave, Makawao Keiki Hula On-going Wednesdays 3:15-4:00PM Ages 3-6 Years Through dance, music, language, and story, students will acquire skill in Hawaiian movement, as well as pride and aloha for the culture. Pre-K Hula is a way to offer social time for your little ones and collect delightful memories of their early years. Contact Karyne Daniels at 205-0908. Pre-K Ballet On-Going Fridays 4-4:45PM

Watch your little one gain Independence, social skills, confidence & dance knowledge in this creative introductory ballet class. Discover age-appropriate yoga, ballet, & creative movement in this fun filled class.. Contact: Jaidah Terry, jaidahgertrude@ Akari Dance 280-5729 Energetic Japanese Dance for Teens & Kids Fridays from 3:30 to 4:20 pm at Crossroads Youth Center in Haiku (walking distance from Haiku Post Office) Ages: 7 and above Your child will learn Yosakoi (Yosah-koi) dance. Yosakoi means, “Good World Has Come.” It is an annual dance festival originated in the instructor Akari’s hometown, Kochi, Japan after the Second World War to encourage the town’s spiritual and economic recovery. Yosakoi united people and generated new hope. $10 Judy’s Gang, Inc. 879-8742 Tap and Jazz Dance Classes & Exercise Classes 811 Kolu Street #104 Wailuku Mondays: Childrens Tap/Jazz Ages 3-7 and 10-12 years Saturdays, Childrens Tap/Jazz Ages 7-10 Private Lessons 10:30-11:30 Wednesdays: Adult Strength Training with weights It’s a good time to start dancing. All levels are welcome. Join now and you can dance in our performance on April 28 at Queen Kaahumanu Center!

Education St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School/244-4190, ext. 268 Campus Tours Wednesdays in February 2017 February 1, 8, 15, 22 Between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Students in grades 6 through 12 One-on-one tours for prospective students and their families. Montessori School of Maui 573-0374 OPEN HOUSE 2933 Baldwin Ave. Makawao, February 4th, 2017 Campus tours begin at 9:15 and

10:00 AM Open House closes at 11:00 AM For more information or to RSVP, please contact Admissions at 5737568. Doris Todd Christian Academy 579-9237 Open House 519 Baldwin Avenue, Paia Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at 9am Preschool-12th grade Come learn more about our school, take a tour and meet the teachers. See how we make a difference everyday! All are welcome! Emmanuel Lutheran School 873-6334 520 West One Street, Kahului Open House Open House for all families with students ready to attend Kindergarten through Grade 8 Thursday, February 16, 2017 From 6:00pm to 7:30pm A Spaghetti Dinner will be provided. Call the school office at 873-6334 to make your reservation to attend. Haleakala Waldorf School 878-2511 Haleakala Waldorf Early Childhood Open House Preschool is open to children ages 2 (by June 1st) to 4 years. Kindergarten is open to children ages 4 to 6 years. Pulama Parent and Child classes register on an on-going basis for children Birth - 3 years. Join us for a joyful morning in one of our beautiful early childhood cottages. Children with a parent attending are invited to play outside, gather for a morning circle and snack, play inside, listen to an enchanting story or watch a captivating puppet show. Teachers and our Enrollment Coordinator will be present to answer any questions about our early childhood programs. Maui Preparatory Academy 665-9966 Admissions-School Year 2017-2018 Maui Preparatory Academy Campus Preschool-Grade 12 Monday through Friday 9am-2pm Daily Tours of Campus

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FEBRUARY• MARCH • APRIL >> Montessori Eagles International Preschool 463-9355 Director Mary LopezdeLara 535 Waine’e Street in Lahaina On Going Registration Open House Every Other Sunday 3-6pm Montessori Orientation for Parents Every Other Friday from 6:30–7:30pm Please call to confirm your attendance. HTA - Hawaii Technology Academy 808-676-5444 Blended Learning Charter School Enrollment Opening in February 2017 Kindergarten thru grade 12 HTA is a blended learning public charter school, educating students statewide through a combination of online and face-to-face instruction. Pa‘ia Youth & Cultural Center 579-8354

Pa‘ia Youth & Cultural Center, Building Community Through Our Youth! Pa‘ia Youth & Cultural Center, Pa‘ia Bay Tues-Sat. 11am-7pm Stonewave Sk8park until 9pm Thurs, Fri, Sat 9 yrs. thru high school Drop-in and discover the PYCC, North Shore Maui’s home for body-boarding, skating, video, photography, 88.9FM RadiOpio, cooking and more! We offer innovative life skills programs, outdoor adventures, creative art, and sports. Membership is free. Boys and Girls Clubs of Maui 242-4363 Boys and Girls Clubs of Maui - the premiere after school program All over Maui - Kahului, Makawao, Lahaina, Haiku, Kahekili Terraces and Paukukalo Year Round, Monday-Friday After school - 7pm (most clubs) 9 to 17 (some Clubs accept younger members)

Not just after school hangouts, the Boys and Girls Clubs are places where young people come to learn, develop social skills, express themselves creatively, participate in sports and a variety of other programs. The Clubs are staffed by professionals. Hardware Science’s Science Sundays HouseMart ACE Hardware in Lahaina, Kihei and Pukalani March 5th - October 1st 11am to 12pm every Sunday Grades 4-6 Science Sundays are part of Hardware Science and enable kids to explore science in an everyday setting. Using simple equipment and tools available at their neighborhood HouseMart Ace Hardware store makes exploration of the world around them accessible and fun! Submit your listings online at


Applications are accepted year round for Maui's only Catholic school offering an education in preschool through grade 12. • Brand new Communications & Media Lab to support the future St. Anthony School Film Festival • Updated Flex Learning Center providing state-of-the-art technology and resources for 21st century education • Introduction of our campus masterplan and other immediate improvements It's A New Generation at St. Anthony! It's a New Day for Maui! Preschool 242-9024 · Grade School 244-4976 · High School 244-4190 x268 For more information visit

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Events, Art & Music, Dance, Education, Sports, Camps Haku Baldwin Center 572-9129 Animal Education Classes for preschool, elementary and special education (by appointment only). Group sizes (6 to 25) Humane animal education classes and tours weekly. Enjoy interacting with our animals while learning about the needs and responsibilities of taking care of dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, ducks, and horses. Students, parents, aides and educators welcome. Maui Center for Child Development 873-7700 244 Papa Place, Suite 102 Some Insurances Accepted 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! 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! Individual Therapies for Kids & Families Assessment, Treatment & Consultation Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Counseling and Behavior Management. Kihei Public Library 875-6833 Preschool Storytime Kihei Public Library Children’s Area Fridays, 10:30 a.m. for Ages 3-5 Stories, songs, movement and crafts. Toddler Storytime Kihei Public Library Children’s Area Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Geared for two year olds. Simple stories, songs, movement and crafts just right for toddlers. Wonderful Wednesday Kihei Public Library Last Wednesday of each month 3:00 p.m. for Ages 7 and up A program, event, or volunteer opportunity for school-age children. Makawao Public Library 573-8785 1159 Makawao Ave, Makawao Time to Make Valentines! February 11, 2017 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm Drop in to join the fun any time between 2:00 and 4:30 pm. All supplies will be provided at this free craft program for all ages. Toddler Story Time Every Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. in the Children’s Area. Bring your keiki to enjoy stories, songs, and crafts — just right for ages 5 and under!

Children’s Chess Club All ages and levels welcome for relaxed chess play. The first Monday of every month from 3:00-4:00 pm. Family Movie Night Every fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:00pm. For Children of all ages. Join us for our monthly FREE movie and popcorn! Wailuku Public Library 243-5766 Keiki Story Time 251 High Street, Wailuku Every Wednesday, 10:00 am 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 childrenstorytimes.htm Keiki Storytime Kahului Library Children’s Area Saturdays, 10:30 am Preschool Nurture your child with the love of reading by attending a storytime session! Kumon Math & Reading Centers Upcountry: 276-3375 Lahaina: 250-6110 Kihei South: 446-2122 Kihei North: 893-2417 Kahului/Wailuku: 244-8887 Kumon Math & Reading An after-school math and reading program that employs a unique learning method designed to help each child develop the skills needed to perform to his or her potential. The curriculum spans material from preschool all the way up to college. Maui Language and Communication Development 808-740-3021 Spreckelsville / Maui North shore Limited places available Self-Development/Self-Confidence All Ages Use language to gain self-confidence, clarity, for performance, productivity, stress relief, conflict resolution, etc. Reading and Spelling for K-3 5 to 8 years old

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Maui Learning; 573-7730 Individualized tutoring; all academic subjects Ages 3 to Adult In-home, at your office, or at the library of your choice Customized schedule 7 days/week At family’s discretion Maui’s BEST tutoring since ‘89! Our teacher comes to YOU; YOU make the schedule; convenient payment plan. Tutu and Me Traveling Preschool 249-2430 Early Childhood Education Program Kahului, Upcountry, Kihei, and Lahaina

Monday-Thursday 8:30am - 10:30am Age 0-5 years old 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. Reiki Hawaii 280-7704 Keiki Reiki Classes First Degree Maui Meadows March 11 & 12, April 8 & 9 5-95 years old Reiki Natural Healing has been practiced in Hawaii since 1936. Children of all ages benefit from selftreatments and sharing healing energy with other people, pets, plants and more. See details: East Maui Watershed Partnership 573-6999 What’s in a Watershed? Your classroom or our watershed Ongoing or by request 3rd Grade-Adult Let us come into your classroom and bring our watershed to you. Students will learn hands on where their water comes from and why watersheds are important. Hikes into the watershed also available by request. Hale Hō’ike’ike, at the Bailey House 244-3326 Hale Hō’ike’ike 2375-A Main Street Monday through Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm All Ages 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.


Summer School Bus Service from Kihei & Kahului

June 6 to July 8

For Students Entering Grades 1-8

8:00 to 4:00

• Visual Arts

Full and Half-sessions Available

• Music


Learn through play and develop a passion for words and reading. English as a Secomd Language All ages A new approach to English as a Second Language that will help you learn fast and be confident in English.

• Academics • Performing Arts

• Athletics

Download registration forms at • Space is limited. limited. Call for further information. 572-7235


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Events, Art & Music, Dance, Education, Sports, Camps A Maui Doula & Childbirth Education (808) 298-1458 Childbirth Preparation Class Wailuku, HI January 12 to February 2nd or February 23 to March 16th Thursday Evenings 6:30 -8:30 p.m. For all pregnant women and their support person Evidence-based, interactive 4-week class for pregnant women and their support person. We will go over pain relief options, exercises, birth planning, partner support, newborn care, breastfeeding and more! 4 weeks of classes for $150 per couple. Na Keiki o Emalia 808.214.9832 Children/Teen Bereavement Program Wailuku Open-ended groups Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday Classes depends on age 3-18 yrs. old Free peer support group for keiki/ teens 3-18 grieving the loss of a parent, sibling, ohana member, or close friend. Parent/s or adult care provider meet in their group at same time. Application and interview required. No drop-ins. Hospice Maui 244-5555 400 Mahalani St., Wailuku Reconnecting with Life after Loss March 10 –April 14 5 Sessions: Thursday evenings 5:30 pm—7:30 pm A five-session bereavement support group for individuals who are grieving the death of a loved-one, and are ready to re-enter life with renewed and new-found inspiration. Participants do not have to have had loved ones served by Hospice Maui. Registration is required. Free of charge.

Sports Maui Family YMCA 242-9007 White Crane Karate Tuesdays/Thursdays No Martial Arts classes in March 6:30pm – 8:00pm 6 years – Adult Sensei Reese Lee teaches students to use character and patience through

the art of White Crane Karate. Classes will teach students to avoid conflicts as well as improve their lives through instilling self-confidence, self-discipline, respect, and responsibility. Youth Swim Lessons March 11 – April 15 Saturdays Class time varies 6 mos – 13 years Our YMCA instructors are certified to help any level of swimmer, beginner or not. With lap swimming, open and family times, water exercise classes, swimming lessons (group or private) the Maui Family YMCA has everyone’s needs covered. Youth Swim Team Monday/Wednesday 3:00pm – 4:00pm 5 years – 13 years Swimmers will be trained in conditioning, speed, and proper competition strokes. Participants must be at least 5 years old and demonstrate Level 3 (Minnow) swimming ability. Must swim one lap (50 yards) using front and back crawl. Gym & Swim Tuesdays , Mar 01 – Mar 29 Tuesdays 10:45am – 12:15pm 1 year – 4 years This parent/child program is designed to help children explore and discover how to move and use their bodies. This is a great way to have your little one gain confidence in and around the water as well. Our goal is to introduce physical education through fun, songs, and swimming. HST Windsurfing and Kitesurfing Lessons 871-5423 Windsurfing & Kitesurfing Lessons Kanaha Beach Park Daily, Time Varies All ages/All skill levels HST is Maui’s most recommended lessons source for windsurfing, kitesurfing, SUP and Surfing lessons. Why? Because we are in the water with you for your safety and most efficient learning. Maui Tumblers 205-7922 Gymnastics Classes Island wide Year round Monday - Friday

Pre K through Elementary Maui Tumblers Mobile Gymnastics offers recreational gymnastics classes island wide. Check out or website for a full list of locations near you. Kiffmann Taekwondo 877-4311 111 Hana Hwy, Suite 201, behind Bounty Music Little Dragons Beginners Ongoing: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 3:15pm -3:45pm Ages 3-5 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. A positive reinforcement “Star Program” is also used to modify undesirable behavior. Kids Class Beginners Ongoing : Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 4:15pm -5:00pm Ages 6-12 With over 20 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 succeed in life. Classes cover bully management, leadership training, and all areas of physical and mental fitness. Teens/Adult class All levels Ongoing : Monday 7:15pm -8:15pm , Tuesday & Thursday, 6:30pm -7:30pm Ages 13+ Taekwondo 101-Family class All Ages- Families That Kick Together... Stick Together!!! Ongoing for all levels: Wednesday 6:30pm-7:15pm More info and additional programs available at or call 877-4311. Ohana Martial Arts 877-5435 or 276-2621 Mon, Wed, Fri, 3:30 to 4pm lil dragons: ages 3 to 6 yrs old 4pm to 4:45 pm beginner classes: ages 7 yrs and up 4:45 to 5:30 pm advance classes 5:30 to 6:15 pm beginner classes: ages 7 and up 6:15 to 7:15 advance classes. Tues, Thurs 4 to 4:45 pm: advance class 4:45 to 5:30 pm beginner classes: ages 7 and up

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FEBRUARY• MARCH • APRIL >> 5:30 to 6:30 pm beginner classes: ages 7 and up 6:30 to 7:30 pm adult self defense ages 18 and up. For more info. about the classes please call Anita Main. Maui Ki-Aikido 808-281-6159 Maui Ki Aikido Children’s Classes Shunshinkan Dojo, 194 S. Market St. Ongoing Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays Complete schedule online at Age 6 through teens All levels welcome Children will learn the basics of ki and aikido training. For more children’s and adult classes, see our website. Keiki Soccer Pros 808-633-4070 Keiki Soccer Pros Spring Season Kahului- Saturday & Wednesday Lahaina- Tuesday

Kihei- Thursday Makawao- Friday Ages 2 to 6 years old Our fun, energetic and dynamic classes will teach your child the beautiful game of soccer. All of our classes are divided by age group. Our coaches are former players who love kids and have vast experience working with toddlers and young Keiki. Our creative drills will help make your child’s soccer experience enjoyable and rewarding. ALL SKILL LEVELS ARE WELCOME! South Maui Tennis 250-3656 Tennis Clinic Barbara 250-3656 or Tricia (801) 694-4535 Kalama Park Tennis Courts, Kihei Wednesdays & Fridays starting at 4pm Minimum age 6 Beginner and Intermediate levels Skill specific tennis camp. Improving tennis game, tennis knowledge, and fitness level mixed with a lot of FUN!

Wailuku Tennis Clinics 283-1925 Tennis Made Easy War Memorial Tennis Courts (Upper Level) Ongoing Every Wednesday 4:00 - 5:00 for 10 and under, 5:15 - 6:15 for Juniors/Adults 6+ to 100+, Beginner - Advanced Beginner $5/children $8/adults perclass. Our teaching method makes it easy to learn Tennis and enjoy the sport quickly. Child size racquets, low compression balls foster quick learning while having fun. Call for details. Maui Ponies 280-6144 NEW Horsemanship Classes! Lessons are available for adults and children over 2 years old. We learn basic horse movement and play games to reinforce our skills. After School Pony Play

#1 Rated IMAC “School of the Year for 2006–2014” Master Paul Main IMAC “Coach of the Year” CALL FOR MONTHLY PRICE Build Confidence and Self Esteem! Focus, Discipline and Achievement

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Weekly Soccer classes in Makawao, Kahului, Lahaina & Kihei Kids Ages 2–6 New Mini League for kids ages 4–6! Register online!

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Events, Art & Music, Dance, Education, Sports, Camps Every Monday from 2:00 till 5:30 pm A nice switch from other after school programs we can help with homework and ride and play. $40 each child Jillian’s Piiholo Stables 298-7390 Horsemanship Classes Ongoing Daily Our horse lesson program has quality horses and a focus on safe horsemanship, personal growth and enjoyment. Safety and awareness, equine behavior and natural horsemanship are part of this well-rounded horse program. Call now for early registration & multi child discounts.

Camps Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center 572-6560 Camp Kaluanui: Spring Break Monday – Friday, 5 days 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Drop-off starting at 8:30 am) Session 1: March 13 – 17 Session 2: March 20 - 24 A diverse visual arts curriculum, geared to stretch minds, exercise imaginations, keep the body active, and introduce new idea-generating techniques. Campers paint, build, design, dance, sing, and play their way through a balanced variety of artistic activities each day. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Unlock your child’s creativity today! Teen Camp Kaluanui: Printmaking & Metalsmithing Monday – Friday, 5 days 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Drop-off starting at 8:30 am) March 20 – 24 Ages 11+ In the printmaking session, students will turn their ideas into printable images, transfer drawings to linoleum, and carve out their designs by hand. During the metalsmithing session, teens will become jewelry designers and learn to make pendants, bracelets, earrings, rings, and small sculpture—or whatever other metal creation they can dream up! Pacific Whale Foundation 249-8811 Spring Break Ocean Camp Pacific Whale Foundation’s Discovery Center Classrooms in Ma’alaea March 20-24, 2017

Monday - Friday 8 am to 4 pm Grades 1-5 Ocean Camp provides a fun way for children to learn about the oceans and Maui’s natural environment. Each week has an ocean-related theme. Each day includes fun games and activities, hands-on science lessons, field trips, and arts and crafts. Maui Humane Society 877-3680 ext. 20 Spring Animal Camp Maui Humane Society Monday to Friday, March 20-24 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM Grades 2 to 5 Campers practice training, socialization, and grooming of shelter pets and explore all aspects of the humananimal bond- cultivating compassion and encouraging campers to grow into responsible pet owners and advocates for the animals they love! Maui Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA), 244-8760 Register at MAPA Main Studios, 2027 Main Street, Wailuku Spring Break Performing Arts Camp March 20-24, Monday - Friday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Ages 5-10 Build your performing arts skills while making new friends in this highenergy camp culminating in a performance of selections from a popular musical on the final day of camp. You’ll choose your focus – dance or drama – and also gain knowledge and skills in stage presence, memorization, teamwork and flexibility. No experience necessary. Space is limited. $195. Princess Camp March 20-24, Monday - Friday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Ages 3-5 Princesses will be whisked away to the land of fairy tales! We will spend each day as a different princess and enjoy related dancing, stories, activities and crafts. Bring your imagination and your favorite princess gear. No experience necessary. $150. Maui Ponies 280-6144 Kula Spring Break Camp

March 13th - 24th 2017 April Camps TBA All camps are from 9:00am -3:00pm Ages 3-15 Kids learn grooming, saddling , washing , decorating, as well as leading and learning to ride. Enjoy my little pony play , group riding lessons, games on horseback, arts and crafts, trail rides and more! Pack a lunch and we do the rest. Kids ride 2 to 3 times a day. Limited space so each child has their own pony or horse for the day. Maui Ponies Day Camp We will have Monday-Friday weekly camps for sign up all year in 2017 for our little folk ages 3yrs to 7yrs during the school year while big kids are in school, little ones free time. Jillian’s Piiholo Stables 298-7390 Spring Break Camps Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm Ages 4+ Our horse camp/lesson program has quality horses and a focus on safe horsemanship, personal growth and enjoyment. Ride twice a day and participate in daily tasks involved in taking care of horses. Safety and awareness, equine behavior, nutrition, and natural horsemanship are part of this well-rounded horse program. Call now for early registration & multi child discounts. Maui Family YMCA 242-9007 YMCA Day Camps-Three Sites Camp Moana in Kahului (at the YMCA) Camp Nalu in Kihei (at Kihei Elementary) Camp One in Kahului (at Pomaikai Elementary) March 20 – March 24 7:30am – 5:30pm 4 years – 13 years *Specialty camps available only at Camp Moana Kids have fun while they learn how to make new friends, build new skills, and grow self-confidence. When not in their Specialty Camps, campers will be participating in the Camp Moana program schedule. Specialty Camps Cooking Camp 8 years – 13 years Campers will learn the basic fundamentals of cooking. Our YMCA Chef will demonstrate step by step how to create a meal and then turn the apron over to the campers for the actual

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FEBRUARY• MARCH • APRIL >> preparation of the food. Archery Camp 8 years – 13 years Who wants to learn how to shoot a bull’s-eye? Learn the art of this great Olympic sport. Swim Camp 4 years – 13 years Campers can take care of their swim lessons while being at camp. Campers will be in the pool at least 1 1/2 hours a day with our certified instructors. Gardening Camp 4 years – 13 years Learn the importance of hard work, patience and daily attention by planting an edible garden to share with family and friends. Soccer Camp 9:00am – 11:00am 4 years – 13 years Learn the basics of soccer, one of the most popular sports on Maui.

Kupono Music Studio 808-276-4847 Spring Break Music Camp Kupono Music Studio 115 E. Lipoa Street, Suite #204, Kihei Monday – Friday, March 20-24, 2017 Morning Camp: 9:00 AM–12:00 Noon Afternoon String Exploration: 12:30–2:30 PM Ages 8-13 Our morning session lets students try piano, ukulele & singing. The afternoon session gives students the chance to try out violin & guitar. Come for the morning, the afternoon or BOTH! No experience necessary, performance on the last day. Students must bring their own ukulele &/or guitar. $150 for morning camp and $100 for afternoon camp. Maui Science Center 281-4691 Camp Discovery

Learning New Skills

Spring & Summer Grades 2-6 Enriching camps offer hands-on science experiments, challenging and fun projects, and unique and innovative learning experiences that create lifelong memories and inspire the inner scientist in your child. Member discount available. Seabury Hall 572-7235 Seabury Hall Summer School Registration Seabury Hall Campus, Makawao June 12 -J uly 14 Monday through Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pm Full and Half Sessions Available Grades 1 - 8 Academics, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Music and Athletics. Space is limited. Contact Marsha Kelly: mkelly@ Submit your listings online at

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is a week-long overnight camp for boys & girls ages 8 – 17 exploring music, theater, film, dance, art & leadership skills through the arts.

Sat., May 27 – June 2, 2017 Camp Olowalu, Maui (6 miles South of Lahaina)


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INCLUSIVE ACTIVITIES SPOTLIGHT The County of Maui Department of Parks & Recreation offers several adaptive and inclusive activities for children and adults.

ADAPTIVE CANOE PROGRAM Dates: Every 3rd Monday • 9AM–11AM Area: Kihei Canoe Club (South) Contact:

ADAPTIVE KAYAKING Dates: Coming again soon! Pre-registration required. Limited to the first 40 children and adults that require supports while kayaking.

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

INCLUSIVE ART PROGRAM: SATURDAY ART SESSIONS Area: Central Sessions vary and are based on interest, registration, and art instructor availability. Note: Art Instructors with adequate experience who are interested in teaching are asked to contact Tara Sabado at (808) 270-7979 or

WE WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOU THINK.... 1) What type of activities would you like to see our recreation programs provide for Your child? 2) What type of adaptive program would You like to see? 3) How do you obtain your recreation resource information for your child? 4) If you could participate in a program with your child what would that program preference be? Email Tara Sabado at:

FOR MORE INFORMATION & PRE-REGISTRATION Contact Tara Sabado at: (808) 270-7979 or

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• Resort Poolside & group entertainment • Custom Centerpieces/Theme decor • Corporate events • Teambuilding activities/Contests • Traffic building • Package/volume rates for businesses • Logos & Illustration • Weekly entertainment in Kihei @ Pizza madness




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comedy & magic Astonishing Hawaii for over 20 years


Riki Inzano


(808) 879-8918

Entertainment • Artistic Instruction • Custom Creations



Paint Parties

• Event Entertainment

• “Framed” Sand Messaging

• Mobile Format

• Private/Group Sessions

• 3-D Sculptures

• Adults & Keiki Designs

• Keiki Parties

• Classes/Lessons

• Custom Designs Available

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HC&S / E.M.I Pub: Maui Family Mag. Size: FP Issue: Summe

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Maui family magazine spring issue 2017  
Maui family magazine spring issue 2017