Ahead of the Class

To have your class, workshop or presentation included in this free listing, email its title, instructor, location, dates, start/end times, cost and brief description to currents@mauinews.com. Due to the volume of submissions, items will be listed as close as possible to their start date; if a deadline to enroll is included, the event will be listed on the Sunday before deadline. High-res digital photos, depending on quality, are used if space permits. Submissions are subject to revision and rewriting, inclusion is not guaranteed and publication does not mean programs are endorsed by The Maui News.

* “The Aging Eye,” with Raymond Glauser. This free class will help you understand the eye and how chronic conditions and diseases of the eye can cause vision impairment. Gain knowledge in the latest advancements. Class is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Maui Lani Medical Office, 55 Maui Lani Parkway, Wailuku. Call 270-7308 to register.

* Breathing class, “Just Breathe!” with Alison Miller will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Maui Lani Medical Office, 55 Maui Lani Parkway, Wailuku. Learn breathing techniques to help relieve stress and anxiety while increasing energy levels, how breathing affects the nervous system, uncover what your breathing pattern is, and create your own daily practice. Free. Call 270-7308 to register.

* Business workshop. The County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development will hold a free workshop titled “The 5th Step to Optimizing Your Business” with Gylian Solay, from noon to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday at Maui County Business Resource Center, Maui Mall, Suite B-9. Learn how to create space in your business and/or life. Actualize your business vision. Be orderly – get more done and have more time for your business. To reserve a seat, call 873-8247.

* Gardening class. Anne Gachuhi of the Home Gardening Support Network, LLC will be conducting the following gardening class. To register, contact Gachuhi at 446-2361 or email hgsn2011@gmail.com. “Fruit Orchard Management” will be from 10 a.m to 12 p.m. Wednesday at Lumeria Maui, Makawao. Choosing the right varieties of the specific fruits to grow in your location, soil amendments to use, planting procedures, fertilization schedules, proper pruning techniques and harvesting. Cost is $20.

* Writing workshop with Jasmyne Boswell will be on Wednesday in Kihei and Thursday in Haiku. Learn writing skills that will last you a lifetime. Six-week sessions cost $195 plus tax. Call 268-5807 or see www.jasmyneconsulting.com.

* Massage classes. Maui School of Therapeutic Massage, 1043 Baldwin Ave., Suite 207, Makawao. To register, call 572-1888 or email info@massagemaui.com.

** “Aston Kinetics 103: Bodyworks I” with Judith Aston will be from 9:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, May 13 to 16. Aston Mechanics instructs the student in optimal movement, and the Bodyworks I course introduces the spiraling technique of work: a painless, hands-on approach, which respects and matches the layer, shape and grain of soft tissue. Combined with an accurate whole body assessment, the spiraling technique greatly increases the effectiveness of all manual therapy and decreases the amount of stress and effort on the therapist. Cost is $625 plus tax for those who register by Wednesday; $695 plus tax thereafter.

** “Lymphatic Drainage Massage” with Lynn Wind will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, April 17 to 19; Optional Clinic: April 20, from 5 to 9 p.m. Learn this specialized form of medical massage that has powerful cleanings, relaxing, pain relieving and immunological effects. It is a gentle, flowing, rhythmic massage and can be applied to a wide range of physical conditions to great effect. Cost is $365 plus tax for those who register by Friday; $395 plus tax thereafter.

** “Joint Play Mobilization: Core” with Lynn Wind will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 16. Joint Play is a technique for restoring normal intrinsic movement in the synovial joints, which can be lost due to stress, trauma, overuse or other factors. This course will cover the lumbar, sacral and pelvic regions. Cost is $130 plus tax for those who register by April 9; $145 plus tax thereafter.

* Reconnecting with Life after Loss, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday; Hospice Maui, 400 Mahalani St., Wailuku.

Ahead of the Class

To have your class, workshop or presentation included in this free listing, email its title, instructor, location, dates, start/end times, cost and brief description to “mailto:currents@mauinews.com”>currents@mauinews.com. Due to the volume of submissions, items will be listed as close as possible to their start date; if a deadline to enroll is included, the event will be listed on the Sunday before deadline. High-res digital photos, depending on quality, are used if space permits. Submissions are subject to revision and rewriting, inclusion is not guaranteed and publication does not mean programs are endorsed by The Maui News.

* Real Estate class. Carol Ball will hold a “Real Estate Sales Prelicensing” class to prepare you for the real estate sales exam daily, except Sundays, from March 30 to April 10 at 427 Ala Makani St., Kahului. Cost is $895 plus tax, and includes materials. Register at www.carolballrealestateschool.com/pre-licensing.html.

* Kapa making demonstrations led by the Maui Kapa Hui will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Wednesday and Thursday at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, 150 Kanaloa Ave., Kahului. Visit the gardens and observe the traditional Hawaiian method of preparing and decorating kapa. Free. For more information, visit mnbg.org.

* EdVenture classes at University of ?Hawaii Maui College. To register, call 984-3231.

** “Customer Service for Success” will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday. Learn the role communication plays as we discuss verbal, non-verbal, written and listening skills. In addition, we will practice a five-step method for handling difficult customers using our island culture of aloha. Cost is $149.

** “Transformative Counseling for Criminal Justice – Addictions” will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. The class is being offered as an adjunct modality of treatment for substance abuse clients. This class offers new, alternative treatment methods for those in need using Neuro Linguistic Program (NLP) as an adjunct modality for treatment for substance abuse counseling, that can be integrated with Best Practices Evidence Based methods (CBT). Cost is $149.

** “Minecraft Advanced” will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, for those ages 10 to 18. After completion of Basic Minecraft class and Minecraft Level 1, take Minecraft to the next level with Mod installs, command blocks, creating theme worlds and basic Minecraft coding. Cost is $49.

** “Intermediate Photography with Ray Mains” will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays for three weeks. Learn about composing, shooting techniques, filters and their usage, as well as downloading and labeling your digital files, and more. Cost is $144.

* Upcountry Hawaii T’ai Chi Ch’uan Classes with certified instructors John Rivera and Jan Osterneck will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays for 10 weeks on Lower Kula Road. Improve concentration, strengthening the mind/body connection, and enhancing health and well-being. Cost is $120. Call 264-1600 or 280-6437, or email tcmmaui@yahoo.com.

* “Kuhio Day History and Sing-Along” with Mele Fong will be from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Bailey House Museum, 2375A Main St., Wailuku. Learn why there is a state holiday honoring Prince Kuhio, and learn to sing some of the Hawaiian songs popular during his lifetime, from 1871 to 1922. Cost is $10 for general pubic, $5 for members. Call 281-4981 or visit www.UkuleleMeleOnMaui.com.

* Business workshop., The County of Maui Mayor’ Office of Economic Development will hold a free workshop titled “Quickbooks for Small Business: Hands-on Computer Training for Beginners” with Richard Kehoe from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Maui County Business Resource Center, Maui Mall, Suite B-9. This class is for new users and will teach you how to record sales, receive payments, prepare invoices and balance your checkbook. Get customized answers and schedule a follow-up appointment at no cost to discuss your solutions. To reserve a seat, call 873-8247.

* Reconnecting with Life after Loss will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Hospice Maui, 400 Mahalani St., Wailuku.

Ahead of the Class

To have your class, workshop or presentation included in this free listing, email its title, instructor, location, dates, start/end times, cost and brief description to “mailto:currents@mauinews.com”>currents@mauinews.com. Due to the volume of submissions, items will be listed as close as possible to their start date; if a deadline to enroll is included, the event will be listed on the Sunday before deadline. High-res digital photos, depending on quality, are used if space permits. Submissions are subject to revision and rewriting, inclusion is not guaranteed and publication does not mean programs are endorsed by The Maui News.

* Somatics classes are held Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Kula and 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Pukalani. Somatic movements are gentle and designed to teach you how to free yourself from pain, stiffness and constriction, and to move with greater lightness and ease. Appropriate for all levels. Cost is $15 per class. For more information, call Lisa Cary at 878-1612 or visit www.mauisomatics.com.

* Gardening classes. Anne Gachuhi of the Home Gardening Support Network L.L.C will be conducting the following gardening classes. To register, contact Gachuhi at 446-2361or hgsn2011@gmail.com.

** “Growing Citrus Successfully” will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday in the Lanai Room at Hope Chapel Maui in Kihei. Learn to select the right type of citrus to grow in your location. Cost is $10.

** “Success in Growing Bananas” will be from 10 a.m to noon on Wednesday at Lumeria Maui in Makawao. Learn what is the right type of bananas for your garden. Cost is $20.

* Business workshops. The following County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development workshops will be held at Maui County Business Resource Center in Maui Mall, Suite B-9. To reserve a seat, call 873-8247. Workshops are free unless otherwise noted.

** “Marketing Success in the Busy ‘Click-Click’ Mobile World” with McKenna Hallett will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. This 90-minute seminar will help you create emails and Web pages that keep people lingering and learning. This seminar will include a review of the marketing best practices and easy-to-use ideas you need so you can stay in front of your clients.

** “Blogging Basics 101 – For Beginners” with Nico Fisher will be from noon to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday. In this workshop, Fisher will go over the differences between WordPress and Blogger, how to choose a platform, and most importantly, what kind of strategies and tactics should be used for success. Cost is $45.

* Reconnecting with Life after Loss meeting will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Hospice Maui, 400 Mahalani St., Wailuku.

* EdVenture class. “Office Management Skills” with Christine Wilkinson will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at University of Hawaii Maui College. This experiential workshop covers all the essential skill disciplines: project management, computer filing, business writing, workstation organization, negotiation skills, and much more including resolving challenging office scenarios and tips on troubleshooting office equipment. Cost is $13.80 for qualifying Alexander & Baldwin grant funding applicants. To register, call 984-3231.

* Low-impact fitness classes. “Spring Stretch and Tone Upcountry Class” with Eva Bondar will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturdays from April 4 through May 23 at Hannibal Tavares Community Center in Pukalani. Exercises consist of pilates, yoga, toning and stretching and are suitable for beginners and all fitness levels. Call 212-4861.

* Learn to play piano with Dr. Anne Ku starting April 10 at UH-Maui College. Get three two-hour sessions for $99. All pianos, headphones, music and materials provided. To register, call 984-3231 or visit www.edventuremaui.com.

* Business networking meeting. BNI will hold a Wailuku Chapter “Visitors Day Extravaganza” at 8 a.m. April 1 at Tante’s Island Cuisine, 100 W. Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului. Cost is $15, which includes breakfast. Reservations are recommended. Call 419-1617 or email got2bmaui@gmail.com.

Ahead of the Class

To have your class, workshop or presentation included in this free listing, email its title, instructor, location, dates, start/end times, cost and brief description to “mailto:currents@mauinews.com”>currents@mauinews.com. Due to the volume of submissions, items will be listed as close as possible to their start date; if a deadline to enroll is included, the event will be listed on the Sunday before deadline. High-res digital photos, depending on quality, are used if space permits. Submissions are subject to revision and rewriting, inclusion is not guaranteed and publication does not mean programs are endorsed by The Maui News.

* “Online Tools for a Healthy Lifestyle” live videoconference with Kathy Young will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at Wailuku Medical Office, 80 Mahalani St. Get what you need online to take an active role in your health. Call 270-7308 to register.

* Children’s spring program will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 16 to 20 at Soul Space Maui Renewal Center, 483 S. High St., Wailuku. This is a holistic children’s program in a loving environment where there will be a daily lesson with a Bible theme. To register, call 205-8302 or email: Ronda@soulspacemaui.com.

* Business workshops. The following County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development workshops will be held at Maui County Business Resource Center, Maui Mall, Suite B-9. To reserve a seat, call 873-8247. Workshops are free unless otherwise noted.

** “Business in the Think Tank” with Maui Business Brainstormers members will be from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday. Owners of startups and small businesses benefit from this activity. You are qualified if you have a business concept fully researched and planned but with obstacles remaining, or if you are already in operation but facing challenges to achieve further growth. To attend, RSVP at www.Meetup.com/MauiBusinessBrainstormers.

** “Go from Chaos to Carefree in Five Easy Steps!” with Gylian Solay will be from noon to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday. Get more done and have more time for your business. Time is money, therefore time management and being orderly will be the focus.

* Massage class. “Pregnancy Massage Certification” with Frances Salvato will be from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 24 to 26 and March 31. A clinic will then be held from 8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. April 2 at Maui School of Therapeutic Massage, 1043 Baldwin Ave., Suite 207, Makawao. Students explore how pregnancy and postpartum massage can be an integral part of the compassionate and effective care for women who experience high-risk conditions and complications during pregnancy. This course includes a 4-hour supervised clinic and also a case study. Cost is $575 plus tax for those who register by Tuesday. Cost is the $615 plus tax. To register, call 572-1888 or email info@massagemaui.com.

* Learn Mandarin Chinese with Dr. Anne Ku from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays starting April 7 at University of Hawaii Maui College, Laulima 225. Learn to read, speak and write Mandarin Chinese in six weeks for $179; includes all materials. To register, contact 984-3231 or visit www.edventuremaui.com.

* Somatics class will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays in Pukalani and from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Kula. Somatic movements are gentle and designed to teach you how to free yourself from pain, stiffness and constriction and to move with greater lightness and ease. Appropriate for all levels. Cost is $15 per class. For more information, call Lisa Cary at 878-1612 or visit www.mauisomatics.com.

* T’ai Chi Ch’uan classes with John Rivera and Jan Osterneck will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays for 10 weeks starting March 24 on Lower Kula Road. Beginner T’ai Chi Ch’uan is excellent for improving concentration, strengthening the mind-body connection, and enhancing health and well-being. Cost is $120. To register or for more information, call Rivera at 264-1600 or Osterneck at 280-6437.

* Weight loss workshop. “Lose to Win: The Weight Loss Challenge” with Dr. Katie Gravesen will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at 30 E. Lipoa St. No. 4-102, Kihei. This class offers a 30-day weight loss challenge that will help people of all ages create a game plan to overcome health hurdles. For more information, visit www.solchiro.com or call Sol Chiropractic at 270-2530.

* Computer classes. “Windows to the World” computer basics for beginners will be from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Thursdays for five weeks starting March 19 at Roselani Place, 88 S. Papa Place, Kahului. Free. Seniors outside residence are welcome. A $45 donation for supplies and tools will be accepted. Call Elena Farinas at 891-2220 or Iara Line at 419-0840.

* “The Vegiterranean Diet” with Julieanna Hever will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Kaunoa Senior Center, Paia. The talk is based on the new book contextualizing both the global and historical benefits of the Mediterranean diet as well as the vegan diet. Free. For more information, call 385-2790 or email jerome.kellner@gmail.com.

* “Reconnecting with Life after Loss” will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Hospice Maui, 400 Mahalani St., Wailuku.

Ahead of the Class

To have your class, workshop or presentation included in this free listing, email its title, instructor, location, dates, start/end times, cost and brief description to “mailto:currents@mauinews.com”>currents@mauinews.com. Due to the volume of submissions, items will be listed as close as possible to their start date; if a deadline to enroll is included, the event will be listed on the Sunday before deadline. High-res digital photos, depending on quality, are used if space permits. Submissions are subject to revision and rewriting, inclusion is not guaranteed and publication does not mean programs are endorsed by The Maui News.

* Performing arts camps. Maui Academy of Performing Arts is offering three spring break performing arts camps March 16 to 20 at 2027 Main St., Wailuku. All camps will be Monday through Friday. To download a registration form, go to www.mauiacademy.org or call 244-8760.

** “Drama Camp” with Tina Kailiponi will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students ages 5 to 9 welcome. Learn how to create characters, improvise and put on a short original play. Cost is $195.

** “Dance Camp” with Rebecca Owen will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students ages 6 to 10 welcome. Learn dance skills in ballet, jazz, hip hop, memorization, flexibility, coordination and teamwork. Cost is $195.

** “Princess Dance Camp” with Kathleen Schulz will be from 9 a.m. to noon. Students ages 3 to 5 welcome. Students will be whisked away to the land of fairy tales. Cost is $125.

* EdVenture classes at University of Hawaii Maui College. To register, call 984-3231.

** “Microsoft Excel Essentials” will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, March 9 and March 11. Go beyond the basics and learn how to write a formula, work with a built-in function, create a chart and organize data in a list. Cost is $269.

** “WordPress: Blogging Basics” will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. This course goes over the basics of setting up a blog, as well as its general uses and functions. It covers themes, updates and adding pages and widgets to the navigation. Cost is $149.

** “College for Kids: How to Be a Great Babysitter!” will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Ages 10 and older welcome. Learn basic first aid for infants and children, tips on child care, safety precautions and what to charge for your services. Cost is $44.

** “College for Kids: Study & Test-Taking Tips” will be from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. Ages 11 to 18 welcome. Learn best study tips for any subject, test-taking strategies along with de-stressing activities, time management for basic review and study and how to work in study groups. Cost is $59.

** “iSuite OS X Apple Apps, iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie and iWork” will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays through March 21. The course will cover organizational apps such as Contacts, Calendar and Reminders. It will continue into the iLife apps: iTunes, iPhoto and iMovie. The course will conclude with iWork, Apple’s “Office” suite of word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software. Cost is $179.

* Somatics class will be from from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays in Kula. Somatic movements are gentle and designed to teach you how to free yourself from pain, stiffness and constriction and to move with greater lightness and ease. Appropriate for all levels. Cost is $15 per class. For more information, call Lisa Cary at 878-1612 or see www.mauisomatics.com.

* Wine classes with Rodney “Bubba” Rodrigues will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through March 24 at Da Vine Art (next to The Wine Corner in Paia). This class is perfect for anyone who wants to know more about wine, to purchase wine, drink wine or serve wine. Cost is $120. Reserve your space by paying at The Wine Corner in Paia or by calling 579-8904. For more information, email mauiwinecorner@gmail.com.

* Publishing workshops with Aubrey Rose will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at 518 Ilikahi St. in Lahaina. Cost is $50. To reserve, contact 276-5076 or aubreyrosewrites@gmail.com.

** “The ABC’s of Self-Publishing” will be on Wednesday. Rose will teach people a step-by-step guide to putting their book up for sale, how to find a good cover artist and formatter, social marketing tips and other visibility tools.

** “Self-Publishing Success” will be Saturday. Rose will teach people about the three things you must get right to make your book a bestseller, cover design essentials, marketing online, how to get more reviews on your book and a step-by-step guide to putting your book up for sale.

* Relationship seminar. “The Art of Melting Conflict in all Relationships” with Lee Shapiro will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Kihei. This seminar offers valuable tools on how to effectively resolve conflict and to get our needs met in romance, family and work. Cost is $20 with reservation and $30 at the door. Call 268-1000 for more details.

* “Reconnecting with Life after Loss,” will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Hospice Maui, 400 Mahalani St., Wailuku.