Haunted houses open to public
Fright Night, featuring Halloween haunted houses, will be from 4:40 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday on the Kalama Intermediate School campus in Makawao.
There will be a separate Keiki Haunted House for ages 6 and younger.
In addition, the Fright Night Gallery of Games will feature food, a photo booth, face painting and more.
The Amazing Costume Contest will feature categories including cutest, scariest and most original costume categories. Winners will receive cash prizes and gift cards.
All Fright Night profits will benefit the Kalama School Music Program and student clubs.
For more information, call Band Booster President Lisa Mosbarger at 268-1895 or Edward Queja at 572-0380.
Haunted hike set for Saturday
The Haunted Haiku Hike is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.
Hikes will be held from 2 to 8 p.m., beginning at the top of Awalau Drive in Haiku. Story-led hikes will leave every 30 minutes and lead participants to the "Headless Paniolo," "The Cave of Moonshine Jim" and "Zombie Camp."
There will also be craft booths and treats for all ages.
Tickets are $15 in advance for adults (two children are free) or $20 for adults at the door and $5 for children.
Nurses to host pizza benefit
The University of Hawaii Maui College Nursing Program will hold a benefit Tuesday at Flatbread Co. in Paia. A portion of all pizza sales after 5 p.m. that evening will be donated to the program.
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Free Halloween Carnival set
Calvary Chapel South Maui will hold a free Halloween Carnival from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at the church.
There will be games and a costume contest. Scary costumes will not be allowed.
For more information, call the church office at 874-9238.
Nonprofit challenges workers
A Keiki's Dream is encouraging businesses to raise money for Maui's children through its Business Team Challenge.
Teams may register at Maui Thing in Wailuku or at the A Keiki's Dream office, located at the J. Walter Cameron Center in Wailuku.
The team that raises the most money will be rewarded with team shirts from local businesses and a $100 gift certificate from Tiffany's Bar and Grill in Wailuku.
In addition, the nonprofit will host a Halloween walk at Keopuolani Park's Hui Aloha Playground at 7 a.m. Saturday. The one-mile course will feature treat stations and a child-friendly costume contest at the finish line. Participants are encouraged to collect pledges for the walk.
For more information, call 280-5270 or email email@example.com.
PATCH joins U.S. food program
People Attentive to Children has announced its participation in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Child Care Food Program, which provides free or reduced-price meals to children from qualifying families.
Family income determines the amount USDA reimburses a site to provide meals to enrolled children.
Meals are available regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. People should report discrimination in any USDA-related activity immediately to: USDA, Director of the Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call (866) 632-9992.
JCS announces annual award
The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui is accepting nominations for its annual Nihon Bunka Award.
The award recognizes individuals "for their excellence and contributions to the arts and for their unselfish willingness to share their talents with the community."
Nominations must be submitted to Lynn Araki-Regan no later than Nov. 30, by mail at 1823 Wells St., Suite 2A, Wailuku 96793, faxed to 249-2872, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winners will be honored at the society's Shinnen Enkai dinner on Jan. 26 at the Maui Beach Hotel.
For more information, call Araki-Regan at 244-6042.
Iao Preschool earns honor
The Department of Human Services, Vocational Rehabilitation and Services for the Blind Division recognized Iao Preschool as one of eight Hawaii 2012 Employers of the Year for its efforts in removing barriers to recruiting, training and employing individuals with disabilities.
VRSBD is an employment-assistance program for individuals with disabilities. Employers who wish to hire individuals with disabilities work with the program to find employees.
For more information about VRSBD, visit www.hawaiivr.org.