Local Briefs

Maui High School is site of college fair

The Hawai’i Association for College Admissions Counseling will present a college fair from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Maui High School gym in Kahului.

There will also be prefair workshops from 4 to 4:45 p.m. and 4:50 to 5:30 p.m.

During the fair, high school students and families can connect with college admissions representatives.


Activities planned at The Maui Farm

The Maui Farm will host its monthly Community Gardening Day on its 2-acre farm from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at 100 Ike Drive in Makawao.

All ages are welcome with fun and educational activities scheduled for every ability level.

The Maui Farm provides farm-based transitional housing for families affected by domestic violence, substance abuse, homelessness and other challenges. To RSVP, contact 579-8271 or kaiulani@themauifarm.org.


Two-night program on Hawaiian petrels

The Friends of Haleakala National Park, Maui Nui Seabird Recovery Project and the Maui branch of DLNR/DOFAW are hosting a program about Hawaiian petrels Friday and Saturday nights.

From 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Kamehameha Schools’ Charles Reed Bishop Learning Center, 270 Aapueo Parkway in Pukalani, former Hikianalia navigator Kala Baybayan-Tanaka of Hui O Wa’a Kaulua (a Hawaiian voyaging society) will share how seabirds help navigators. Jay Penniman of the Maui Nui Seabird Recovery Project will speak about the bird’s biology and how we can all improve outdoor lighting to protect this endangered species.

At 7 p.m. Saturday, the public can join the Maui Nui Seabird Recovery Project, Friends of Haleakala National Park and biologists for a “seeing and hearing session” atop the mountain to experience the unique flying circus and chorus of ‘ua’u as they return to their nests for the evening. Meet at the House of the Sun Visitor Center parking lot at 9,400 feet, inside the national park. Dress for colder temperatures; national park entrance fees apply.

For more information about the programs, contact the Friends of Haleakala at www.fhnp.org.


Lei-making event at Haiku flower fest

The Native Hawaiian Plant Society will provide a lei-making activity from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday during the 25th annual Haiku Ho’olaule’a and Flower Festival at Haiku Elementary School. No knowledge of lei-making is necessary to participate.

The festival is organized by the Haiku Community Association and is free and open to the public.

More information regarding Native Hawaiian Plant Society may be found at www.nativehawaiianplantsociety.org.


Annual pasteles sale at park is Saturday

The Maui Puerto Rican Association will have its annual “Pasteles in the Park” scholarship fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Hoaloha Park in Kahului.

A Puerto Rican plate lunch consisting of pastel (patele), gandule rice and bacalao salad sells for $10. Proceeds benefit the association’s scholarship fund. Since the association began awarding college scholarships in 1982, a total of $129,500 has been granted to 149 Maui scholars of Puerto Rican descent. This year, the association is awarding $5,200 in grants.

Advance orders can be placed by calling Heritage Hall at 243-0065.


Homeowners will meet on Thursday

The Makena Homeowners Association will hold a meeting at the Keawala’i Congregational Church in Makena at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Agenda items include an update on the progress of the Makena Resort, an introduction to the new HM resort, the possible impact on South Maui due to boating regulations on Molokini, and the growth of commercial activities along Makena shoreline.

All Makena residents, from Polo Beach to La Perouse, are invited to attend. For more information, contact koakai1@hotmail.com.


Final Run For Beer event is Saturday

Maui Brewing Co. in Kihei will host the final spring season Hawaii Brewery Running Series Run For Beer event at 10 a.m. Saturday. The beneficiary for this event is the Maui Humane Society.

The “5k-ish” course starts and ends at Maui Brewing’s brewery. Participants will be treated with local libations and fun merchandise to commemorate their finish-line victory.

The $26-$43 registration fee includes a craft beer, a choice of a collector’s swag item, raffle entry and an array of giveaways and goodies from community partners and sponsors.

Detailed information and registration are available at www.breweryrunningseries.com/hawaii.