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Maui Children and Youth Day

A free, fun, family event in Kihei.

September 27, 2012
The Maui Weekly

Maui's keiki from pre-school to middle school will be celebrated, engaged and entertained at the 6th Annual Maui Children and Youth Day, a free, fun, family event in North Kihei at Kenolio Recreational Center across from Kihei Canoe Club on Oct. 13 from 3 to 8 p.m.

Children and their parents will be treated to interactive, educational and fun activities, as well as entertainment to delight an audience of keiki, parents and grandparents.

There is no admission or participation fee.

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Everyone from keiki to tutu will be treated to entertainment, interactive, and educational and fun activities at the 6th Annual Maui Children and Youth Day at Kenolio Recreational Center on Oct. 13 from 3 to 8 p.m.

The first 700 keiki who complete the treasure "hunt" visiting the more than 25 nonprofit organizations with activities to engage and educate will receive a goodie bag with an age-appropriate book donated by the Rotary Clubs of Maui, an event co-sponsor, along with a hot dog, POG juice and McDonald's Apple Dippers.

Additional food items will be available for sale.

The sixth annual event sponsored by HMSA will bring back the Honolulu Bulls Soccer Club and their popular soccer activity for the keiki. Event co-sponsors also include the County of Maui, American Resort Development Association (ARDA), Bank of Hawai'i and Kihei Youth Center.

Participants will have fun with many hands-on activities, crafts, demonstrations, giveaways and more. Maui Electric, an event Community Partner, returns with their popular electricity and sustainable energy demonstration. University of Hawai'i Maui College Nursing, Dental Hygiene and Allied Health students, along with Hawai'i Dental Service, Kaiser Permanente, the Hawai'i Health Connector and AlohaCare, an event Community Partner, will all have activities with a health and wellness theme.

The Maui Fire Department will provide keiki ID.

South Maui Parks and Recreation will conduct a bicycle rodeo to teach bike safety while youth practice on their bikes.

Digital Bus, jumping castles, Grow Some Good, poi pounding, Kama'aina Kids, Coalition for a Drug Free Hawai'i, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui, Maui Ocean Center, Pacific Whale Foundation, NOAA, Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge, Hawai'i Nature Center, Ka'anapali Ocean Resort, Grand Wailea, and Make-it-Take-it with Home Depot are just a few of the activity providers and volunteers ready to help keiki enjoy an afternoon of fun.

At Maui Children and Youth Day, kids are the entertainment "stars," too.

Talented island youth will shine with Maui Taiko, Pohaikealoha Hula Halau, Maui Taekwondo, Kihei Youth Center, Maui Academy PA, Na Holo Moana and Rush House.

Louise Alborano will keep the program on track as emcee. Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa will kick off the festivities with a proclamation following the presentation of the colors by Cub Scout Pack 55 of Kihei.

The 6th annual Maui Children and Youth Day is the only Neighbor Island event affiliated with the statewide celebration of October as Children and Youth Month. It will be jam-packed with activities, entertainment and door prizes--fun for the whole family. Don't miss it!

For additional information, contact the Kihei Youth Center at 879-8689 or event co-chair Sen. Roz Baker at 667-2225.



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