Local Briefs

Kite Festival will take flight

A Kite Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at North Beach (Airport Beach/Keka’a) in Kaanapali. It is being presented by the Hawaii Kitefliers Association. Kite master Robert Loera will be one of the participants. In addition to kites, there will be a “Kendama Riot” and other windless activities, according to an announcement.

The festival site can be found by turning at the Honua Kai Resort intersection and looking for the signs and kites, Loera said.

Event organizers include Maui Toy Works, Lahaina Restoration Foundation, Wo Hing Museum & Society liaison Busaba Yip Douglas, and artist Semoia Lin.

Leading up to the kite festival on Saturday, there will be several activities at Lahaina Cannery Mall. Yip Douglas and Loera will be on hand to talk about ancient kite history at 6:15 p.m. Thursday. Loera will also be at the mall from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday to give a kite-flying demonstration.


Meeting for new high school parents

King Kekaulike High School invites parents and guardians of incoming freshmen or new students to a parent night at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the school’s student dining room. Attendees are asked to use the Haleakala Highway entrance. Topics that will be discussed include freshmen orientation day, graduation requirements and student expectations.

For more information, call the school office at 573-8710 or email askk@kkhs.k12.hi.us.


Kuini to perform at Bailey House

The Bailey House Museum and H.I. Mele Entertainment will present Hoaka Concerts with the musical trio Kuini at the Bailey House Museum on Friday. The group consists of Hawaiian musicians Iwalani Hoomanawanuiikanaauao Apo, Kapulanakehau Tamure and Keli Gobbles Viernes. Gates will open at 5 p.m., and the concert will begin at 6 p.m. VIP seating is $20, general admission is $10. There will be a beer and wine garden, an ‘awa bar, and food by Mala’ai. Attendees must be 21 or older.

Ticket outlets are Native Intelligence and Bailey House Museum, or online at brownpapertickets.com.

Visit the museum at www.mauimuseum.org or call 244-3326 for more information.


Kidney Foundation to participate in fair

The national Kidney Foundation of Hawaii will participate in a “Maui Primetime Wellness Fair” from 8:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Maui Lani. Over 30 health and wellness organizations will participate, according to an announcement. The event is free and the public is welcome.


School office open for business today

Beginning today, parents and guardians of Makawao Elementary School students may stop by the school office to purchase school T-shirts, deposit lunch money into their child’s account, and apply for bus transportation and the A-Plus program.


Clinical director to speak at meeting

Christina Andersson, a clinical director of youth services, will be guest speaker at the noon meeting of the Rotary Club of Maui on Thursday in the Class Act Dining Room at University of Hawaii Maui College.

Andersson supervises the Adolescent Intensive Outpatient program and the Ke Ala Pono School Based Substance Abuse Program.

She graduated from Argosy University in 2006 with her master’s degree in marriage and family therapy and is licensed in Hawaii.

Rotary Club of Maui meetings are open to the public. The three-course luncheon and meeting is $20 per person. For more information, email president@rotaryclubofmaui.org.


Contest focuses on marine life

Ocean enthusiasts and photography hobbyists are invited to enter Maui Ocean Center’s fourth annual “I Love Marine Life” photo contest for the chance to win a year membership to Maui Ocean Center and a photo eco tour with Photo Safari Hawaii.

The photo contest is open to everyone.

The deadline to submit an entry is 5 p.m. Aug. 1; winners will be announced the week of Aug. 6 and be displayed at the aquarium through the end of the month.

Maui Ocean Center encourages all participants to respect the marine environment and its inhabitants by keeping a safe distance from green sea turtles and other marine animals, to avoid stepping on coral, and to refrain from chasing or harassing animals while photographing them.

For an application, visit mauioceancenter.com.


Rummage sale at Wailuku church

Good Shepherd Women in Ministry will have a Red Tag Rummage Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Good Shepherd Church – Parish Hall, 2140 Main St., Wailuku.

Clothing, housewares, books, toys and plants are some of the items that will be available for purchase. Proceeds will help with outreach ministries of the church, according to an announcement.


Kids’ Clothing Exchange in Haiku

A Kids’ Clothing Exchange and Kids’ Fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the field house behind Haiku Elementary School, 105 Pauwela Road in Haiku.

This is a moneyless consignment, according to an announcement. Participants may bring kids’ clothes that they no longer need and trade them for bigger sizes. There will also be a free Kids’ Fair with a bounce house, games, BBQ and shave ice.

The event is hosted by North Shore Church. For more information, contact Kirk Friesen at 446-6371 or kirk@northshorechurchmaui.com.


Crafters sought for Kula Festival

St. John’s Episcopal Church is seeking crafters and vendors for its annual Kula Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 27 in Keokea.

The event will include live entertainment, food and drink, baked goods, plants, produce, a silent auction and children’s games.

The proceeds from the festival are shared with different local charities each year. This year’s beneficiaries are A Cup of Cold Water, which is an outreach to Maui’s homeless, and Hope Lodge, which is a project of the American Cancer Society to provide free housing for Neighbor Island residents who have to go to Honolulu for treatment.

To reserve a space or get information, call 878-6531 or 280-5315. The office at St. John’s can be reached at 878-1485.