Registration slated for Junior Lifeguard program
WAILUKU - The county Department of Parks & Recreation's Aquatics Division announced a date change for this year's Junior Lifeguard registration at Lahaina Aquatics Center. The new signup date will be Saturday, May 10.
Registrants are asked to come to the Lahaina pool with a parent or legal guardian on May 10 between 9 a.m. and noon to take the required swim test (300 yards nonstop within 11 minutes). Registration is taken on a first-come, first-served basis; space is limited.
Whalers Village hosted the 25th annual Maui Onion Festival on Saturday. Featuring food booths, culinary demonstrations, entertainment and onion eating contests, the event pays tribute to the Valley Isle’s own signature crop: the world-famous Kula onion. Above, bartenders compete in the festival’s Mixed Drink Contest. PHOTO BY CHRIS TURNER/RIMFIRE PHOTOGRAPHY.
The North Shore Junior Lifeguard session is full, and only a few spaces are left in the South Shore program.
The popular water safety program is offered for youth ages 13-17 for a suggested donation of $15 to the Hawaiian Lifeguard Association-Maui Chapter. Training consists of familiarizing students with water safety skills, CPR, first aid, surf and rescue techniques, ocean swimming, paddle boarding and lifesaving skills.
For information on this year's program, contact Cary Kayama at 270-6140 or Fran Yamamoto at 270-6138, or visit www.mauicounty.gov/juniorlifeguards.
Celebrate Second Friday
LAHAINA - May's Second Friday Town Party on May 9 will be a "Mango Madness" event.
Come celebrate mango season with a mango cooking contest, live music by Maui Jam, Soroptomist International of West Maui's second annual silent auction, and ono food served by the Hawaiian Civic Club, Boys & Girls Club of Lahaina and Basketball Maui.
Presented by LahainaTown Action Committee, the event will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. in Campbell Park across from the Pioneer Inn. For more information, call 667-9175.
Berg to discuss protecting Hawaii's aquatic resources
MAALAEA - On Thursday, May 15, from 6 to 7 p.m., join Pacific Whale Foundation's Making Waves Lecture Series for a lively and enlightening exchange on "The Role of Volunteer Citizen Science in Protecting Hawaii's Aquatic Resources" with Water Quality Specialist and Ecologist Dr. Carl Berg of Kauai.
Admission is free; reservations are not required. The presentation will take place at PWF's Discovery Center on the lower level of the Maalaea Harbor Shops adjacent to Maui Ocean Center. For more information on the series, call (808) 280-4736.