Celebration of visual arts at Hui No'eau
Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center invites children and families to celebrate the visual arts at the Hui's 2014 Family Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 2841 Baldwin Ave., Makawao. This free event features hands-on art workshops, a scavenger hunt, face painting, snacks and lunch for sale.
In the gallery, the Hui will feature the 2014 Youth Art Exhibition, which showcases works created by children who participated in Hui summer programs.
The Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center is open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with free admission. The 2014 Youth Art Exhibition is on display in the gallery now until Aug. 7. For more information, visit huinoeau.com.
Health presentation at Cameron Center
Dr. Kenneth Kraska will give a free community presentation titled "The Brain, Behavior and Physical Fitness" from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Cameron Center in Wailuku.
In addition to being a doctor of podiatric medicine, Kraska has certifications from the International Sport Science Association in senior fitness, youth fitness training and exercise therapy, according to a news release. His past work experience includes clinical rotations at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and director of the Children's Development Clinic of the Community College of Baltimore County.
No reservation is necessary to attend this event. For more information, call 242-6461 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
T. Rex Planet will open 6-day exhibit
T. Rex Planet will open at Queen Ka'ahumanu Center on Friday with a range of activities designed to appeal to and engage all members of the family, according to an announcement.
This event simulates what it would be like to experience the Jurassic, Triassic and Cretaceous periods first hand.
"Tracey" (a young T. rex) greets guests and can be found walking and playing around the exhibit. The main exhibit features more than 50 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs. Visitors can interact with these creatures, learn about them and even ride a few.
Hours of operation are 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The exhibit will also be available from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 8 and 9 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 10.
General admission costs $18 (adults and children 3 years and older). There's a $5 discount on as many as five tickets with a military ID. Children 2 and younger will be admitted for free with a paying adult.
For more information about the attraction, visit trexplanet.com.
Programs for keiki topic of presentation
JD Wyatt, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui, will be the guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Maui's noon meeting Thursday at Cary & Eddie's Hideaway in Kahului.
He will talk about the programs at BBBS of Maui.
The meeting is open to the public, and visitors are welcome. Lunch costs $12.
For more information, call Kathy Anderson at 357-8877.
14 residents become trail guardians
Fourteen residents recently completed training to become Kia'i Ala Hele (trail guardians). These volunteers will hike popular trails in the Summit District to help visitors discover Haleakala.
The training included safety, radio communications, park resources, visitor services and Leave No Trace wilderness education topics. Kia'i Ala Hele is funded by the Hawai'i Pacific Parks Association, a nonprofit partner of Haleakala National Park.
"This pilot program will help build stronger relationships between the park and local residents, while also educating visitors on the unique resources and importance of Haleakala," said Chief of Interpretation Polly Angelakis. "If successful, our goal is to offer one or two Kia'i Ala Hele training sessions each year, bringing in even more local residents to volunteer in the park and giving visitors more opportunities to learn about this amazing place."
Trail guardians commit to six hours per month for a minimum of six months. The next Kia'i Ala Hele training session is planned for late 2014 or early 2015 and will be publicized through the media and the park's website (www.nps.gov/hale/supportyourpark/volunteer.htm) and Facebook page.
Portrait challenge calls for entries
The Maui deadline for artists to enter the Schaefer Portrait Challenge, a signature exhibit of the Schaefer International Gallery presented by the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, is Sept. 20.
Held as a triennial event since 2003, the statewide juried art competition encourages Hawaii's artists to present the people and stories of Hawaii through explorations in portraiture. Next year's exhibit marks the fifth round of the exhibition.
Jurors will be Esther Shimazu, Keith Tallett and Sidney Yee. The three will travel around the state to view entries and make their final expert selection of two- and three-dimensional work.
For an application and more information, visit mauiarts.org.
Selected works will be on exhibit at the gallery Jan. 13 to March 22.