Posted on May 20, 2013 at 3:38 PM by Lois Whitney
Community Lei-Making Event to be Held on Front Lawn of County Building
Shuttle available, flower donations requested for “Blossoms for the Brave”
The public is invited to participate in a free lei-making event on the front lawn of the County Building on Friday, May 24 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The event, sponsored by Kaunoa Senior Services and the Office of the Mayor, is intended to gather the community to make a total of 2,500 lei. The lei will be placed on veterans’ graves at Makawao Veterans Cemetery on Memorial Day by Girl Scouts.
Ample parking and a free shuttle to the County Building will be available from the War Memorial Football Stadium parking lot every half-hour starting at 8:30 a.m.
Live music by Maui-born vocalist Neal Yamamura will be featured, along with Emcee Kathy Collins.
Flower donations are requested; flowers and greenery may be dropped off between 9 - 10:00 a.m. on the day of the event, at the South High Street parking lot fronting the County Building. Examples of materials needed include: lei needles and crochet thread; green Ti leaves (cut and frozen); crown flowers; orchids; Bozu flowers; Plumeria (buds and partially open); and other sturdy flowers.
Pre-sewn lei are also welcome; lei should be 20”-24” long before tying.
For more information, call Kaunoa Senior Center at 270-7308.
Tag(s): memorial day, mayor, maui, lei, county, arakawa
Posted on May 14, 2013 at 5:02 PM by Lois Whitney
Posted on April 1, 2013 at 9:03 AM by Kit Zulueta
CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: THE MAYOR’S CHALLENGE, A HEALTHY ADVENTURE!
The 2013 Maui County’s Health and Wellness Program’s main event for this year will be an unforgettable and fun-filled adventure for the whole family!
The Office of Mayor Alan Arakawa, the Nutrition and Physical Activity Coalition (NPAC) and the Queen Kaahumanu Center are inviting all Maui County employees, businesses, individuals and organizations to sign up for the Mayor's Challenge: A Healthy Adventure scheduled on Saturday April 20, 2013 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Queen Kaahumanu Center, Kahului, Maui.
This Healthy Adventure Challenge will test participants' teamwork, mental and strategic skills. Solve some of the tasks partnered with Red Door Portrait, Yogurtland, Macy’s and Sears, answer the puzzles and it’s on to the next clue! The first team to successfully complete the Grand Finale Challenge wins five round-trip inter-island airfare courtesy of Mokulele Airlines. More prizes will be announced.
"Fitness isn't just physical health, it's also mental health," said Mayor Alan Arakawa. “The challenge is designed for team members, not to finish first, but to learn as much as they can about health and wellness so anyone eager to learn can join. We are happy to create an event where participants gain more knowledge and appreciation for a healthy lifestyle, integrating health and wellness in our daily living.”
Please note that while this is a competition, participants are warned that they are NOT TO RUN IN THE MALL. Game Marshals will be on hand to make sure this rule is enforced and safety is at utmost importance.
If you are interested in joining, pre-register by sending your team members’ names to firstname.lastname@example.org. A $25 registration fee payable to Valley Isle Road Runners will cover team shirts in Challenge Packets which also includes solar powered pedometers from Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, water from Menehune Water and healthy goodies from Maui’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Coalition. More details are available online at www.mauicounty.gov/mayorschallenge.
Only the first 50 teams will be accepted so reserve your slot today. Contact Kit at email@example.com or call (808) 270-8299 for questions.