KCA to get update on invasive ants
Kihei Community Association will host Abe Vandenberg of the Maui Invasive Species Committee at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Kihei Charter Middle School.
Vandenberg will provide an update regarding little fire ants discovered on Maui.
Membership in the association is not required to attend, but it is encouraged, as are nonperishable donations for the Maui Food Bank.
For more information, visit www.gokihei.org or call (508) 499-9996.
Kihei Charter Middle School is located at 41 E. Lipoa St.
Tip-a-Cop will benefit Special Olympics
Law enforcement officers from around the island will put down their badges and pick up trays to serve customers in support of Special Olympics Maui at the 7th annual Tip-a-Cop dinner service from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Outback Steakhouse in Kihei.
Special Olympics' mission is to provide year-round training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for more than 200 children and adults with intellectual disabilities on Maui.
For more information, please call 281-7318.
Booth space available at Keiki Fest
Crafters and vendors have until March 31 to reserve a booth at the 2014 Valley Isle Keiki Fest, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 12 at the University of Hawaii Maui College.
The event aims to promote a positive environment and community where children from birth to age 12 are safe, healthy and ready to succeed, according to an announcement.
Booth space costs $125 for vendors selling keiki-related items, while nonprofits with hands-on activities for children will have fees waived.
All vendors are subject to approval.
To reserve a booth space or obtain information, call Vanessa Kina at 250-2777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The main sponsor of the Keiki Fest is the Kiwanis Club of the Valley Isle, in partnership with UH-MC, the Maui County Department of Parks and Recreation, 4-H Maui, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Maui.
Art Maui to receive entries on Thursday
Receiving day for Art Maui entries will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.
For more information about Art Maui, including a 2014 timeline and prospectus, visit artmaui.com.
Pukalani association announces meeting
The Pukalani Community Association monthly meeting will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Hannibal Tavares Community Center downstairs meeting room.
Topics will include information on the Pukalani Country Club with General Manager Ron Hoffman and continued discussion on bus routes, park improvements and items to be requested for funding in the County of Maui 2015 budget. The public is invited to attend.
Registration open for kendama tournament
Queen Ka'ahumanu Center will host a kendama tournament at 2 p.m. March 22. Check-in will be a 1 p.m. at center court. The event is being organized by Dane and Kerry Han, owners of the store Kaleidoscope, which sells a variety of the traditional Japanese toys.
Registration is required and is now open at Kaleidoscope during business hours.
There is a $3 registration fee. Participants 14 and under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
The tournament is open to ages 7 and older as contestants compete in different age divisions in an elimination competition to determine the top tournament players.
The family-friendly event will feature more than $1,000 worth of kendamas in prizes, according to a news release.
For more information, stop by Kaleidoscope or call the store at 877-0902.
Contestants sought for Miss Barrio Fiesta
The deadline for entries in the Miss Barrio Fiesta contest is March 22.
Contestants must be between 13 and 17 years old and must be at least 50 percent Filipino.
The annual Barrio Fiesta will take place May 30-31 at the Maui War Memorial complex soccer field.
For more information, call Cecille Piros at 283-3739.
Women veterans to be honored at event
An event honoring Maui women veterans will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 29 at the Hawaii Army National Guard Armory, 2701 Mokulele Highway, in Kihei. Sign-in will be from 9 to 9:30 a.m. There will be limited same-day registration available.
The event will include guest speakers, activities and prize giveaways. It is a free event, with lunch provided.
The purpose of the event is to bring women veterans together, honor their service and provide resources to empower them to achieve greater success on Maui, according to a news release.
Preregistering by March 19 will ensure a free gift at the event for the first 50 registrants.
Child care or transportation needs may be accommodated, depending on specific needs.
Register by calling Ipo Lau at 242-8557.
Anyone wishing to volunteer or donate to support the event is welcome to participate.