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Montessori school hold open houses

The Montessori School of Maui will host two virtual open houses at 10 a.m. on Feb. 13 and March 27.

The virtual events are open to parents interested in learning more about the value of a Montessori education for their child.

To register, visit momi.org/admissions and complete an online inquiry.

Public art project applications available

The County of Maui and Hale Ho’ike’ike at the Bailey House Museum/Maui Historical Society invite artists and arts groups to submit an application for the opportunity to implement a public art project in Wailuku for its 2021 Small Town Big Art program.

Developed through a 2018-2020 Our Town grant by the National Endowment for the Arts, the program aims to develop Wailuku as a public arts district focused on its distinctive sense of place, history and culture.

Selected artists will be commissioned to develop an innovative project that engages a diverse public audience. All professional artists and arts groups are welcome to apply.

Applications close at 8:59 p.m. on Jan. 31.

For more information or to apply, visit www.smalltownbig.org/rfp.

Benefit dinner for animal sanctuary

Moku Roots restaurant in Lahaina will host a five-course vegan dinner to benefit Leilani Farm Sanctuary on Jan. 27.

Leilani Farm Sanctuary is an animal sanctuary and educational facility that teaches children and adults about animals in a way that changes their perspective about themselves and the world around them.

The dinner is priced at $60 per person. Of that cost, $10 per person will be donated to the nonprofit.

The locally sourced menu features a vegan charcuterie board, rainbow veggie carpaccio, fried polenta and ulu salad, butternut squash alfredo and dessert.

Moku Roots is located in the Lahaina Gateway shopping center. For more information or to make a reservation, call 214-5106.

Summer program positions available

Kupu, a conservation and youth education nonprofit organization, is now accepting applications for its Hawaii Youth Conservation Corps summer program.

Paid positions are available on Maui. No prior environmental experience is necessary.

The seven-week program runs from June 7 to July 23. It will provide young adults ages 17 to 22 with meaningful field service experience.

Participants will be paid for their service as team members or team leaders and also receive an AmeriCorps Education Award, CPR/first aid certification and on-the-job training. The ideal applicant is someone who has a positive attitude, is curious about nature and has a desire to learn through hands-on service, according to an announcement from the nonprofit.

Participants will serve alongside environmental and culturally focused organizations within a range of ecosystems, including wetlands, dryland forests, lo’i kalo (taro patches) and loko i’a (ancient Hawaiian fishponds).

The application deadline is Feb. 26.

For more information or to fill out an application, visit www.kupuhawaii.org/hycc-summer.

Rotary club to host George Kahumoku Jr.

The Rotary Club of Kahului will host George Kahumoku Jr. as the guest speaker at its weekly Zoom meeting from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday.

Kahumoku Jr. will talk about a program he developed to teach people how to feed themselves, their neighbors and communities while living true Hawaiian values.

For more information or to sign up for the Zoom meeting, visit www.kahuluirotary.com or contact Della Nakamoto at 264-1213 or dnakamoto@atlasinsurance.com.

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