UH-MC to host Arakawa event
Mayor Alan Arakawa will hold a "County on Your Corner" from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Valley Isle Keiki Fest on the Great Lawn at the University of Hawaii Maui College.
Joining Arakawa at this month's event will be Council Member Don Couch, Managing Director Keith Regan, Finance Director Danny Agsalog, Transportation Deputy Director Marc Takamori, Planning Deputy Director Michele Chouteau McLean and Public Works Deputy Director Rowena Dagdag-Andaya.
''County on Your Corner, which is typically scheduled in a different location each month, is a good way for members of my Cabinet and me to interact with community members on the issues that are of most interest to them," the mayor said.
For more information, call 280-1299.
Work to close portion of park
The street course portion of Keopuolani Skate Park will be closed from Thursday to April 23 to repair the concrete surfacing and for painting, the county Department of Parks and Recreation announced.
Temporary signs will be put up in advance to inform the general public of the closure. The nearby Boys & Girls Club has been notified of the repairs.
For more information, contact Floyd Miyazono, acting Central Maui District supervisor, at 270-7383.
Kahoolawe waters set to open
The waters around Kahoolawe will be open for trolling for permitted vessels only on April 20 and 21.
All vessels must register annually with the Kaho'olawe Island Reserve Commission before entering the reserve. A $25 permitting fee will be applied to the required registration process.
Access to reserve waters is restricted to keep people away from unexploded ordnance and to protect marine resources. Registered vessels need to file a catch report with the commission anytime they fish in the reserve, whether fish are caught or not.
"Reserve waters" are within two nautical miles of Kahoolawe. All other fishing, ocean recreation, commercial and other activities are prohibited.
To register or obtain more information, contact Dean Tokishi at 243-5889 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To download an information packet, go online to kahoolawe.hawaii.gov.
Packets also are available at the state Division of Boating & Ocean Recreation at 210 Imi Kala St., Suite 205, in Wailuku.
Gun violence protest Saturday
A sign-waving rally against gun violence will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday along Kaahumanu Avenue in front of Kahului Shopping Center.
The rally is led by the Maui chapter of Organizing for Action, a nonprofit organization established to support President Barack Obama's national agenda. It is part of a nationwide Day of Action to support the reduction of gun violence in the U.S.
The main focus of the rally is to bring pressure on congressmen and senators to allow a vote on a variety of gun measures intended to reduce gun violence in schools and communities, a news release about the event said.