History Day Fair to be held Saturday
The 2013 Maui District History Day Fair will be held beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Baldwin High School.
Two hundred students from Maui District schools will showcase and present their projects, which include poster boards, skits and video productions, to determine which ones will qualify for the state competition at Windward Community College on Oahu on April 20.
This year, the national History Day theme is "Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events."
The event is free and open to the public. Opening ceremonies are at 8:30 a.m. in the high school cafeteria, with closing events at 2 p.m. and an announcement of winners. Most judging will take place from around 9 a.m. to noon.
Hawaii History Day is a program of the Hawaii Council for the Humanities. For more information, go online to hi.nhd.org.
Trail to close to hiking temporarily
The Mahana Ridge trail in Kapalua will be closed temporarily to hiking beginning Monday because of construction in the area of the Mahana Estates.
The closure is expected to last six to eight weeks.
The nearby Maunalei Arboretum trail will remain open, and hikers may contact the Kapalua Shuttle to make reservations to get to and from the area.
The shuttle runs from Kapalua Village Center to the arboretum at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Pickups at the arboretum for a return to the center are at 11:50 a.m. and 1:50 p.m. The service runs seven days a week, weather permitting.
Seating is limited. To make a reservation, call the Kapalua Resort Shuttle at 665-9110.
South Kihei Road to close for parade
South Kihei Road from Alanui Ke Alii Road to Waimahaihai Street will be closed from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday for Maui's Parade of Whales.
The parade is to begin at the corner of South Kihei and Alanui Ke Alii roads, proceed north along South Kihei Road and end at Waimahaihai Street.
Marchers and floats will congregate at the end of the parade on Waimahaihai Street in front of the Kihei Public Library.
The parade is the official launch of the free World Whale Day at Kalama Park. The event runs until 7 p.m. There will be food, entertainment and displays.
Free event parking and shuttle service will be available from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Hope Chapel at 300 E. Welakahao Road and at Azeka Place Mauka Shopping Center along South Kihei Road.
For more information, go online to www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call Pacific Whale Foundation at 249-8811, ext. 1.