Special Fair Day will be on Oct. 3
Applications to attend the 25th annual Special Fair Day on Oct. 3 will be available as of Thursday at Hale Mahaolu, 200 Hina Ave. in Kahului. Office hours are 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The Special Fair is primarily for those with disabilities who find it difficult to maneuver during the Maui Fair's regular operating hours.
Transportation, selected rides and games, entertainment, and lunch are offered free of charge.
All special guests, their attendants and event volunteers must apply before the deadline, according to a news release. A badge pass is required to enter the gate on Special Fair Day. Space is limited. All applications must be received by Hale Mahaolu before 3:30 p.m. Aug. 21.
Special Fair Day is made possible by the Maui Fair Alliance, Hale Mahaolu and other nonprofit agencies, with monetary donations from businesses and support from community organizations.
For more information, call 872-4130 or email at email@example.com. Applications are not available on line.
'Native Plant Stories' topic of presentation
The Rotary Club of Maui will host Tamara Sherrill, executive director of the Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, as guest speaker at its hourlong noon meeting Aug. 14 in the Class Act Dining Room at University of Hawaii Maui College. The subject of her talk will be "Native Plant Stories at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens."
The public garden is on a remnant sand dune in the middle of Keopuolani Park in Kahului. Sherrill will share some of the stories behind the plants; the ingenious ways they were used for survival by ancient Hawaiians, the unique adaptations they made to the environment, and the hopes for their future.
Rotary Club of Maui meetings are open to the public; the $20 fee includes a three-course luncheon. For more information, contact Colleen Welty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for teacher workshop is Aug. 15
Aug. 15 is the deadline for high school teachers and informal educators to register for a free workshop offered by Haleakala National Park on Aug. 30.
The park is partnering with the Maui Invasive Species Committee to facilitate activities from the Ho'ike O Haleakala environmental education curriculum. Participants will be provided with all necessary supplies for the workshop and will be given a resource kit upon completion of the class. The workshop is sponsored by the Hawai'i Pacific Parks Association.
For more information, contact Haleakala National Park's Internship Coordinator Kuhea Asiu at 572-4452 or email@example.com. The program's Facebook page may be visited at Ku No Ka Pono O Haleakala.