Punana Leo o Maui will celebrate 30th anniversary

The Hawaiian immersion preschool Punana Leo o Maui will celebrate its 30th anniversary from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens in Kahului.

Current and past Punana Leo o Maui students, alumni, parents, teachers and Hui Kipaepae students are invited to attend.

The event will feature Hawaiian entertainment by Halau Nawaipunahele, Na Wai ‘Eha and Napua. A general program and displays will honor Punana Leo o Maui’s history and its accomplishments in perpetuating the Hawaiian language amongst Maui’s preschoolers, their families and the general community for the past three decades.

A short film showcasing a brief documentary and Punana Leo o Maui’s anthem mele (song) will also debut.

The program will conclude with information about the future direction of the school and its efforts to further educate Maui’s community about the Hawaiian language and culture.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Joylynn Paman at (808) 359-1172.