First photo: Lahainaluna 9th-grader Sisilia Hafaoka, 14, carries a makana, or ceremonial gift, during Tuesday’s King Kamehameha Day celebration at Baldwin Home Museum in Lahaina. The event honoring the legendary Hawaiian king was hosted by the Lahaina Restoration Foundation and Na Kupuna O Maui. Playing the role of Kamehameha I is Lahaina’s Fokikovi Faleta. He is attended by warrior Sanders Leon of Kahului. Kamehameha Day activities are scheduled to continue in Lahaina this weekend with the annual Na Kamehameha Commemorative Pa’u Parade and Ho’olaule’a. The hoolaulea runs Saturday and Sunday at Banyan Tree Park, while the colorful Pa’u Parade down Front Street starts at 9:45 a.m. Saturday.
Second photo: Fokikovi Faleta presides over Tuesday’s celebration in honor of Kamehameha the Great, who died in May 1819. Tuesday was a state holiday for the king who unified the islands.
Third photo: Lucie Amato, 6, of Scottsdale, Ariz., tosses a spear while sampling the Hawaiian games section of Tuesday’s event.
Fourth photo: Los Angeles resident Mayra Sibrian helps son Santiago, 3, try on a palm frond headband they made Tuesday in a workshop hosted by Molokai cultural practitioner U’i Kahue.
The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos
Hobbes Wilstead led Kihei Charter School to the MIL boys team title before winning his second league singles title and finishing runner-up at the state tournament last month. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
Tiger Sharks junior Jessalyn Lopez capped her season with her third straight MIL girls singles title and her first state crown — she is the first MIL singles player, boy or girl, to win a state title since 1998. West Hawaii Today / RICK WINTERS photo
Augie T., one of Hawaii’s most beloved comedians, yells through a loudspeaker during filming for a scene in the upcoming “Aloha Surf Hotel,” an independent Maui comedy written, directed and produced by Stefan Schaefer.
Stefan Schaefer (right) adjusts cast members during a filming break Saturday in Kihei. Schaefer writes, directs and produces the upcoming “Aloha Surf Hotel,” a family friendly comedy featuring local talent slated for release next year.
Up-and-coming Hawaii-born actress Taiana Tully gets some touch-ups between takes at “Aloha Surf Hotel” filming Saturday in Kihei. The local independent comedy, starring Augie T., brings celebrated Maui filmmakers Stefan Schaefer and Brian Kohne together again, along with some talent from their previous movies “Kuleana” and “Get a Job.” The Maui News / KEHAULANI CERIZO photos
Police school resource officer Rodney Haia (second from right) cautions youths against posting too much personal information on social media, as he and fellow school resource officers Stuart Farberow (from left), Brandon Phillips and Jonathan Honda deliver new footballs and basketballs at the Kihei Youth Center on Thursday. The officers visited with students as part of the Sports For Kids program organized by police school resource officers. The Maui News / LILA FUJIMOTO photos
School resource officer Rodney Haia lines up for a dodgeball game with youths on the basketball court at the Kihei Youth Center on Thursday. Haia, officer Jonathan Honda (in background) and officers Brandon Phillips and Stuart Farberow joined dozens of youths for the game on one of the first days of the summer break.
A boy tries to block a pass by school resource officer Jonathan Honda during a basketball game at the Kihei Youth Center on Thursday.