Local Briefs

Veteran to share battles with PTSD

Stu Nicholls, a Vietnam War combat-infantry veteran and author of “Thunder Road: The Journey Home,” will be the guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Maui meeting at noon Thursday at Cary & Eddie’s Hideaway Restaurant.

Nicholls will discuss his own battles with post-traumatic stress disorder and how returning veterans from the current wars should be treated and helped.

The meeting is open to the public and visitors are welcome. Lunch is $12.

For more information, contact Kathy Anderson at 357-8877.


Community planning topic of meeting

The fifth public meeting of the community planning process for the Lahaina harborfront will take place from from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Pioneer Inn.

The meeting, led by transportation planner Alan Fujimori, will focus on ways to alleviate the congestion, traffic impacts and inadequate pedestrian access in the area.

The Lahaina harborfront area is bounded by Market Street to the north, King Kamehameha III School to the south, and Front Street to the east.

The public is welcome to attend, and refreshments will be served.

This series of meetings, titled IMAGINE, is a nine-month project to develop a community vision and interpretive plan for the Lahaina harborfront area.

IMAGINE is coordinated by Lahaina Restoration Foundation and supported by the County of Maui Planning Department.

For more information, call Lahaina Restoration Foundation at 661-3262 or visit www.lahainarestoration.org.


PFLAG-Maui to meet in Kihei on Tuesday

The newest chapter of PFLAG-Maui (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Trinity by the Sea Episcopal Church’s Parish Hall, located at 100 Kulanihakoi St., Kihei.

PFLAG’s purpose is education, advocacy and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people of all ages.

PFLAG-Maui was chartered in 2012 and has been meeting monthly in Lahaina, but seeks to serve the entire island of Maui. All are welcome to attend. Email PFLAGMaui@gmail.com or visit on Facebook for more information about the new chapter.


Halau will host beer and wine garden

Partial proceeds from the sale of spirits at Wailuku First Friday Beer & Wine Garden will benefit halau Na Hanona Kulike ‘O Pi’ilani – under the direction of co-kumu hula Sissy Lake Farm and Kapono’ai Molitau.

The event will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at 59 N. Market St., across from the Iao Theater. The halau will host the beer garden through July 5.

Beverages are $5 a cup, with selections including Stella Artois and Shock Top beers, and Kendall-Jackson’s Avant chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and pinot noir wines.

The sale will also benefit the halau’s 10th-anniversary ho’ike, or show, on July 13 at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens.

In addition, Ben Seng Au’s Shaolin Arts Society will help usher in the Chinese New Year with a dragon dance at 6:30 p.m. Friday fronting First Hawaiian Bank.

For more information, see Wailuku First Friday on Facebook or go to mauifridays.com/wailuku.


Philosophy club asks ‘What is Soul?’

“What is Soul?” will be the topic of the Seabury Hall Philosophy Club’s “First Wednesday” presentation at 7 p.m. Mar. 6.

A panel of philosophers, religious leaders and scientists will discuss the existence of the soul from a philosophical, scientific and biblical point of view.

The event will take place in Seabury Hall’s creative arts center on the school campus at 480 Olinda Road in Makawao.

Attendance is free.


Whales to be topic of presentation

NOAA representatives Bo Petty and Ed Lyman will be the guest speakers at the noon meeting of Rotary Club of Lahaina on Thursday.

They will be speaking on the whales and their migration to Maui.

The meeting be at the Royal Ocean Terrace restaurant in the Royal Lahaiana Resort. The meeting is open to the public and lunch can be bought off the menu.

For more information, call President Liz May at 721-5909.


‘Brave’ will be feature at movie night

Montessori Hale O Keiki School in Kihei invites the community to attend a free family movie night at 6 p.m. Friday on the lawn at Hotel Wailea.

The feature film will be “Brave.”

Organic pizza, salads, drinks, popcorn and glow fun will be sold to raise money for the school’s tuition aid program.

Please bring beach chairs and blankets. No coolers allowed.

For more information, visit www.mhok.org or call 874-7441.


Emmanuel Lutheran plans open houses

Emmanuel Lutheran School, which offers kindergarten through grade eight, will have open houses for parents interested in enrolling their children at the school.

The entire staff will be present to talk with parents from 1 to 2 p.m. Feb. 9, and classrooms will be open for tours from 2 to 3 p.m.

There will be two “drop-in” open houses during on school days when parents may stop by for a 10 to15 minute visit in the classrooms of their choice. These are scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 13 and 22.

Finally, there will be a middle school open house for parents specifically interested in grades 6 to 8 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb 19.

For more information, call 873-6334.


Guided whale watch hikes planned

Pacific Whale Foundation will host free guided whale watch hikes Feb. 7 and 9.

The Feb. 7 hike will be along Keoneoio Bay near La Perouse. The Feb. 9 hike will be 5.5 miles along the Lahaina Pali Trail.

Participants must be at least 16 years old and fit and experienced hikers, according to a news release.

There will be free transportation from the Pacific Whale Foundation’s Ocean Store in Maalaea to and from the trail head.

Both hikes are limited to 13 participants each. The hikes will be in the morning.

To obtain more information about times and to make the required reservations call Pacific Whale Foundation at 249-8811, ext. 1.

* This article contains a correction from the original published on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. The Seabury Hall Philosophy Club’s “First Wednesday” presentation titled “What is Soul?” has been rescheduled to March 6. A local brief on Page C1 on Jan. 30 listed a different date.

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Researcher to talk about dolphins

Dolphin researcher Daniela Maldini, will give a talk on dolphin societies and some of their major current threats at a presentation at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Open Ocean exhibit at the Maui Ocean Center in Maalaea.

Part of the center’s Sea Talk Series, the talk, “26 Years with Dolphins: Memories of a Dolphin Researcher,” will focus on Maldini’s life as a researcher as well as the insights that have brought her to her current understanding of dolphin social structure.

Maldini was awarded a doctorate in zoology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2003. She also has a Master of Science in marine sciences from San Jose State University and a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences from the University of Pavia, Italy.

She completed post-doctorate work in conservation biology at the Center for International Educational Exchange, Marine Research Station Bonaire, in the Netherlands Antilles.

The talk is free and open to the public. Admission is through the aquarium’s front gate between 5:50 and 6:15 p.m. Reservations are recommended. Call 270-7088.


Montessori School plans open house

Montessori School of Maui will present an open house from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. The school is located at 2933 Baldwin Ave. in Makawao.

“We invite parents and members of the public to visit our campus and learn more about the benefits of a Montessori education,” said Head of School Rene Anderson-Vorfeld.

The Montessori teaching methodology is based upon observation, peer learning and collaboration, tactile learning materials and intrinsic motivation, according to an announcement.

“Although this approach to education was developed over 100 years ago by Dr. Maria Montessori, the manner in which we teach our students remains truly unique in today’s competitive educational environment,” said Anderson-Vorfeld.

The Montessori School of Maui, founded in 1978, provides a comprehensive curriculum for young people from 18 months through 8th grade.

This year, the school will serve nearly 260 young people. For more information, call 573-0374 or visit www.momi.org.


MEO to accept Head Start applications

Maui Economic Opportunity’s Head Start will begin accepting applications for the 2013-14 school year Friday.

Head Start is a federal program that provides early-childhood development services to families meeting the federal poverty guidelines and selection criteria.

Children who will be 3 or 4 years old by July 31 are eligible for enrollment.

Parents/legal guardians will be required to bring the child’s birth certificate and two forms of household income (i.e., 2012 W-2 forms or 2012 tax returns and 4 to 6 current pay stubs or TANF printout).

Applications can be picked up between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, with the exception of all federal and state holidays, at the MEO Family Center located at 99 Mahalani St. in Wailuku.

For more information, contact MEO Early Childhood Services Department at 249-2988.


Mardi Gras Maui tickets available

Mardi Gras Maui, which supports the Maui AIDS Foundation, will take place from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Feb. 9 at the King Kamehameha Golf Club.

Dance music will be provided by Men in Black II and DJ Blast. There will be performances from Glamity and Maui Roller Girls and a silent auction.

General admission tickets are $25 in advance, or $35 at the door. VIP tickets are $100 and include reserved seating, food and champagne reception from 7 to 8 p.m., with private bar.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. To purchase tickets, visit www.mauiaids.org or visit the foundation office at 1935 Main St, Unit 101, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 242-4900. Mardi Gras Maui attendees must be 21 or older.

Proceeds from the event will support Maui AIDS Foundation and the programs it provides, including client care, housing assistance and food for those living with HIV/AIDS and prevention and education.


Hale Mahaolu Elua to welcome new year

The 29th annual Hale Mahaolu Elua Mochi Tsuki and Chinese New Year celebration will take place Feb. 13 in the Hale Mahaolu Elua community hall, 200 Hina Ave. in Kahului.

Mochi pounding will begin at 7:30 a.m. “Celebrity” mochi pounding will be from 9:30 to 10 a.m., according to a news release.

A program with taiko drumming, fireworks, lion dance and more will take place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. This celebration is by invitation only.


Mystic Island Festival returns to Maui

The 6th annual Mystic Island Festival is returning to Maui from Thursday through Feb. 3 at the VFW Hall beach campground in Kihei.

The festival features world music, electronica, reggae, visionary arts, transformational workshops, healthy foods, beachside camping and yoga instruction.

Attendees can participate in numerous workshops.

All-access festival passes, including camping, can be purchased by Hawaii residents for $150, or $175 at the at the door. Four-day passes without camping are available for $100, and single-day passes are also available. Tickets may be purchased online or at Mandala Ethnic Arts in Paia or Lotus Heart Gifts at the Temple of Peace.

For more information or to purchase tickets, see www.mysticislandfestival.com


Bankruptcy a topic of talk on Thursday

David Cain, a partner in the law firm Cain & Herren ALC in Wailuku, will speak about bankruptcy and foreclosure at the Rotary Club of Maui lunch meeting at noon Thursday. Cain has practiced law for more than 20 years on Maui and in Boston.

The meeting will take place at the Class Act Restaurant at the University of Hawaii Maui College. The cost is $20. The public is welcome.


Garage sale in Kula to benefit halau

Halau I Kona Maui Lima will hold a fundraising garage sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at 72 Aulii Place, in the Kula 200 development.

Items for sale will include tools, furniture, plants, household items, material, hula pa’u skirts, clothes, shoes, children’s items, books and CDs.


Admission test set for St. Anthony

St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School’s admission test for the 2013-2014 school year is scheduled for Saturday.

Testing is for students entering grades 7 to 12. Check-in begins in the library at 8 a.m., followed by testing at 8:30 a.m. The testing fee is $10. Reservations are required. To obtain more information or reserve a spot, call 244-4190, ext. 232, or email korth@sasmaui.org.


Kula Hospital offers free tai chi classes

Kula Hospital has started offering free tai chi classes taught by Jane Osterneck from 9 to 10 a.m. each Monday morning. The classes are held on the Kula Hospital tennis courts. The hospital is located at 100 Keokea Place.

For more information on the classes, call 876-4418.

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‘Finding the Funny’ theme of fundraiser

The No Ka Oi Toastmasters Club invites Toastmaster alumni and the public to attend its annual White Elephant Sale from noon to 1 p.m. Friday in the Ka Lama Building, Room 104B, on the University of Hawaii Maui College campus.

The theme for the fundraiser is “Finding the Funny.” Proceeds from the sale will go toward the purchase of the educational supplies and activities.

No Ka Oi Toastmasters Club welcomes the public at its regular club meetings from noon to 1 p.m. each Friday, except on school or state holidays when the UH-MC campus is closed.

Contact Trisha Anderson at 244-9016 or tututrisha2000@yahoo.com for information.


New dance studio focuses on hip-hop

Free dance classes are being offered through Saturday as part of an open-house week for a new dance studio.

Konomi Dance Works LLC, which advertises itself as Maui’s only “all out hip-hop dance studio,” has opened a new studio with a full schedule of classes at 70 Kanoa St., Suite 103, in Wailuku.

Managed by dance teacher, choreographer and stage performer Katerina Dominguez, the studio also features Alex Kid Karma Hutaff-Bautista and Brandon Haros teaching various styles of hip-hop such as break-dancing, animation, popping and tutting, as well as Zumba fitness instructor Jennifer Campbell.

For a schedule and registration information, visit www.konomidanceworks.com or www.facebook.com/konomidanceworks or call 214-3650.


Water conservation topic of presentation

Water conservation in landscapes will be the topic of a presentation during the meeting of the Maui Association of Landscape Professionals at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Hawaii Maui Campus Community Services Building next to the Cooperative Extension Office.

Doug Carmichael, a distribution manager for irrigation supplies company Rain Bird, will discuss how to decrease overall water use by saving through drip irrigation and related concepts.

The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Ken Findeisen at 283-2357.


Financial planner will be guest speaker

Mike Kern, a financial planner, investment banking and entrepreneur, will be the guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Maui meeting at noon Thursday at Cary & Eddie’s Hideaway Restaurant in Kahului.

His topic will be the Junior Achievement program for high schools.

The meeting is open to the public. Lunch is $12.

For more information, contact Kathy Anderson at 357-8877.


Women’s organization plans luncheon

Chapter H of the Philanthropic Educational Organization Sisterhood will hold its annual Founders Day Luncheon at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Waikahe Restaurant of the King Kamehameha Golf Club. The organization celebrates and promotes the advancement of women.

To obtain more information and make a reservation, call Adele Rugg at 879-9964.

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Sustainable living topic of presentation

Doug Fine, an investigative journalist, author and New Mexican goat herder, will speak from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at University of Hawaii Maui College in Kalama Building Room 103 on the UH-MC campus. The free event is being presented by the Sustainable Living Institute of Maui and Upcountry Sustainability.

Fine will explain how anyone can live sustainably without giving up digital-age comforts. He has reported from five continents for The Washington Post, Wired, Salon, The New York Times, Outside, NPR and U.S. News & World Report, and he has a regular column in New Mexico magazine.

Fine is the author of three books, “Not Really an Alaskan Mountain Man,” “Farewell, My Subaru,” and “Too High to Fail.” A website of his work including short films is at www.dougfine.com

For more information, call 984-3379.


Speaker to share facts about the dollar

The regular meeting of Kula AARP Chapter will be held Monday at the Kula Community Center. The meeting will begin with refreshments at 9 a.m., followed by a business meeting at 9:30 a.m.

AARP member Bob Gilroy will talk about the many interesting and surprising things one can learn about the dollar bill. There are, however, no samples to be distributed, said Gilroy.

The meeting is open to the public. Reservations are not necessary. Members and guests are encouraged to bring food for the Maui Food Bank, the chapter’s ongoing community service project.

For information, call Diane Logsdon at 878-3448.


Screening of ‘Frankenweenie’ planned

Wailuku Public Library will offer a free screening of the animated film “Frankenweenie” on family movie night, starting at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Directed by Tim Burton, this Walt Disney Pictures film is a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog, Sparky. Boy gets dog. Boy loses dog. Boy harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life – with just a few minor adjustments.

Frankenweenie is rated PG. Children should be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. For more information, call the library at 243-5766.


Attorney to address driver licensing laws

Marie Kosegarten, an attorney with the law firm Cain & Herren ALC in Wailuku, will speak to the Rotary Club of Maui at noon Thursday at the Class Act Restaurant on the University of Hawaii Maui College campus.

Her talk will be about recent developments in driver licensing laws and a defense attorney’s perspective on driving under the influence (DUI) cases.

Kosegarten is a former deputy prosecuting attorney now in private practice.

Cost of the lunch is $20. The public is welcome.


Fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics

Special Olympics Maui will hold a fundraiser at The Flatbread Co. in Paia from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. A portion of each pizza sold, including takeout, will benefit Special Olympics Maui.

Funds raised will help athletes and coaches as they begin training in softball, swimming, track and field, and power lifting for the coming season.


Whale photo exhibit opens Saturday

A free public reception celebrating the opening of the 2013 “Photo Tribute to the Whales” exhibit will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Maalaea Harbor Shops.

The exhibit, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation, features whale photographs by professional wildlife photographers, researchers, naturalists and others. There will also be complimentary refreshments.

The free photo exhibit runs from Jan. 27 through Feb. 29. It will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For information call Pacific Whale Foundation at 249-8811, ext. 1.


Security to be focus of presentation

Maui police Detective Leif Adachi will be guest speaker, following the American Association of University Women’s meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday at Cary & Eddie’s Hideaway in Kahului.

Adachi’s presentation, which is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m., will focus on identity theft, online scams, self protection and personal security. There will also be a screening of a Federal Trade Commission video.

For reservations and information, contact Janet Walker at 874-9435 or bjpwalker@comcast.net.


Rummage sale to help school band

Emmanuel Lutheran School will have a rummage and yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday with proceeds going to help the school’s intermediate band’s travel expenses.

Household items, toys, clothes, books, sports items and other items will be sold on the campus at 520 W. One St. in Kahului, near the intersection of Kaahumanu and Papa avenues.

Proceeds will help Emmanuel Lutheran’s intermediate band travel to participate in the Hawaii Lutheran Schools Music Festival on Oahu.


School to offer massage for seniors

The students of the Maui School of Therapeutic Massage in Makawao will offer free 15-minute massages for those 65 years and older from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The event will be held at Hale Mahaolu Elua Senior Center, 200 Hina Ave. in Kahului.

Massage therapy can reduce stress and relieve aches and pains in the muscles and joints, according to an announcement. Residents of the senior center have priority seating. Nonresidents’ suggested arrival time is after 11 a.m.


Chicken and steak fry planned Saturday

The VFW Ladies Auxillary 3850 will have its annual chicken and steak fry beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday at the VFW Hall, 1136 Uluniu Road in Kihei.

“Watering time” will start at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20. There will be entertainment, door prizes, a silent auction, lei and a country store.

For more information, call 281-0143.


Peaceful ‘march for life’ planned Saturday

Maui Knights of Columbus Council 8578 is organizing a Maui March for Life at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The protest will begin with a half-hour sign-waving campaign at the open space area of the old location of Maui Economic Opportunity, across Kaahumanu Avenue from the Maui Beach Hotel. The protest will then proceed along Kaahumanu Avenue and up Puunene Avenue to Christ the King Church, where a Rosary will be said in front of the Memorial for the Unborn. The entire event is scheduled to take two hours.

The March for Life is a peaceful protest of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling that made abortions legal in America 40 years ago.

Pre-printed signs will be available, but marchers are encouraged to bring their own if they like. For more information, contact Norm Franco at 357-6676.


‘Discovery Tour’ to showcase school

Haleakala Waldorf School will hold a Discovery Tour at 10 a.m. Saturday to showcase the school’s program. The tour will be followed by a 1 p.m. high school presentation for prospective families.

Both events will be held on the Kula campus located at 4160 Lower Kula Road (across from the post office).

The Discovery Tour will highlight hands-on activities the children experience, as well as opportunities to meet the faculty and explore the historic campus.

At the high school presentation, families will meet faculty members and hear about Waldorf High School programs and curriculum.

The Haleakala Waldorf High School will open to 9th- and 10th-graders this fall; the campus will be located at the Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center.

Applications are being accepted for all grades including the new high school. Space is limited. For more information, call Enrollment Coordinator Paula Berdal at 878-2511 or visit www.waldorfmaui.org.


Seniors collecting slippers Monday

In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Kaunoa’s Retired & Senior Volunteer Program and the state Department of Human Services, Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Programs, will collect new slippers or sandals to be distributed to local service agencies. The effort is intended to help economically disadvantaged people/families get back on their feet.

The partner agencies are all members of the National Senior Service Corps and are joining other Senior Corps programs throughout the State of Hawaii on special projects.

Through Jan. 30, new slippers and sandals of all sizes may be dropped off at either Kaunoa Senior Services in Spreckelsville or West Maui Senior Center locations, and at the University of Hawaii Maui College’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources office in Building 214.

For more information, contact Dana Acosta, Kaunoa RSVP director, at 270-7323, or Heather Greenwood, UH extension agent, at 244-3242, ext. 226.

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Church plans rummage sale Saturday

Christ the King Church will have a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 20 W. Wakea Ave. in Kahului.

The rummage is for the 2013 Charity Walk, according to an announcement.

Food items on sale will include kim chee, pickles, baked goods, Filipino desserts and chow fun.

Potted plants and flowers will also be available.

For more information, call Priscilla Duque at 268-0371 or Christine Souza at 268-3390.


Maui News staffer to speak at meeting

Leah Sherman, a copy editor of The Maui News, will be speaking to the Kihei Italian Club at 6 p.m. Tuesday at St. Theresa Church hall.

The evening will begin with a potluck supper. Donald Tedesco, president of the club, has planned a cooperative activity for club members in which they work in groups to come up with their five most important news stories of 2012.

Sherman will compose her own list and during her discussion will reveal her top five stories. The club members will see how their lists match with hers.

All are invited to join this interactive first meeting of the new year.

For more information, contact Tedesco at dstedesco@gmail.com.


Making dreams happen to be topic of talk

Annette Lynch, an author, Olympian and performance coach, will be the guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Maui meeting at noon Thursday at Carey and Eddie’s Hideaway restaurant in Kahului.

Her topic will be “The Winner’s Edge – How to Make Dreams Happen.”

The meeting is open to the public, and visitors are welcome. Lunch is $12.

For more information, contact Kathy Anderson at 357-8877.


Hawaii author to read from his new novel

Big Island author and writing teacher Tom Peek will make appearances on Maui on Friday through Sunday.

He will read and sign copies of his book, “Daughters of Fire,” at 7 p.m. Friday at Baldwin House Museum in Lahaina.

From 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Peek will be on a panel called “Seven Hawaiian Voices,” at the Aloha Writers Conference at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. He will join authors Patricia Lei Murray, William Fernandez, Puakea Nogelmeier, Wayne Moniz, Keanu Sai, Kaui Sai-Dudoit, Katherine Smith and Sydney Laukea.

At 1 p.m. Sunday, he will sign books at the Friends of the Library store at the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center.

All gatherings are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Koa Books at 875-7995.

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AARP chapter to discuss goals for 2013

The South Maui Chapter of AARP will hold its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Monday in the Garden Room of Kalama Heights, located at 101 Kanani Road in Kihei. A discussion will be held regarding the goals of the chapter for 2013.

For further information, contact South Maui AARP Coordinator Adele Rugg at 879-9964.


Italian American Club plans meeting

The Italian American Club of Maui will host its first Parliamo in Italiano & Mangiare at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Giannotto’s restaurant, located at 2050 Main St. in Wailuku.

Club members and guests will be eating and speaking Italian during the first meeting of 2013. For more information, contact President Mary Pence at 573-0339 or 298-4057. To learn more about the Italian American Club of Maui, visit www.italian-americanclubofmaui.com.


Free concert series will feature Leohone

Leohone, consisting of Maui musicians Ikaika Blackburn, Kamakoa Lindsay-Asing and Piilani Arias, will provide Hawaiian entertainment at 11 a.m. Thursday during a free concert under the monkeypod tree at historic Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku.

The “Picnic for Poki” concert series is presented by Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions. Attendees are invited to bring their lunch and enjoy fresh-baked cookies from Roselani Place.

Kaahumanu Church is located at 103 S. High St. For more information, call 871-7720.


Seabury Hall to have open house Saturday

Seabury Hall will hold an open house for prospective students and families from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. Registration will start at 8:30 a.m. in Cooper House.

The school’s mission and philosophy, Upper and Middle School curriculum, extracurricular programs, application and financial aid process will be presented by school administrators. Faculty will give short demonstrations in their classrooms. The morning will also include a campus tour, student presentations and refreshments. Information will also be shared about the Malone Scholarship Program, and Maunalei and Hawaiian Ancestry scholarships.

For information and reservations, call the admissions office at 572-0807 or email enelson@seaburyhall.org by Thursday.


KCA plans first meeting of 2013 Tuesday

The first Kihei Community Association meeting of 2013 will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Kihei Charter School.

Mahina Martin will talk about the Public Lands Development Corp., and Gene Zarro will speak about the Kihei Charter School.

The meeting will be held in Suite 4 at the school, located at 41 E. Lipoa St. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for pupu and talk story. Nonperishable food donations for the Maui Food Bank will be accepted.

For more information, visit www.gokihei.org or call (508) 499-9996.


Malasada sale to benefit church

Pre-sale tickets are available for St. Joseph Church’s authentic Portuguese malasadas.

Mail-in order tickets for the St. Joseph’s Fat Tuesday malassada sale also are available by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to St. Joseph Church, 1294 Makawao Ave., Makawao 96768. Along with payment of $8 per dozen, indicate pickup time. Tickets are based pickup times – hourly from 6 to 11 a.m. The malasada pickup date is Feb. 12 at the church cafeteria in Makawao.

Also tickets may be purchased from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday in the church office. The purchase price is $8 per dozen. The deadline to place an order is Jan. 28.

For more information, contact Donna Pico at 572-7652.

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Student organizing charity walk Saturday

For her senior project, King Kekaulike High School student Tamra Takemoto is organizing a breast cancer charity walk from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Na Ali’i Stadium, on the school grounds in Pukalani.

A $5 entrance fee will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Hawaii.

There will be food, Zumba, a jumping castle, prizes and entertainment.

Takemoto said she chose to do this project because she had an aunt who lost her battle to breast cancer.


Tree recycling available in Central Maui

Jamboree Troop 190 is providing curbside or drop-off Christmas tree recycling in the Central Maui area from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

The troop is raising money to attend the National Jamboree in Virginia next year, according to an announcement. For curbside pickup, send email to jambotroop190@gmail.com or call 281-7139 or 268-6795.

Christmas trees should be left at the curb with no tinsel, ornaments or flocking. A cash or check payment should be attached to the tree in an envelope.

To drop off a Christmas tree, bring it to the Boy Scouts of America Scout Service Center at 200 Liholiho St. in Wailuku.

The suggested donation is $10.


Story time ongoing at Kahului library

Kahului Public Library has story time at 10:30 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays for children (preschool and younger).

The library is located at 90 School St. For more information, call 873-3097.


Investing in 2013 will be topic of talk

Paul Sutherland, president and chief investment manager of Financial & Investment Management Group, will speak to the Rotary Club of Maui at noon Jan. 17 at the Class Act Restaurant on the University of Hawaii Maui College campus.

Sutherland’s talk will address 2013 investing trends, opportunities and risks.

FIM Group is a registered investment adviser that manages investment portfolios on a discretionary, fee-only basis. FIM Group has offices in Hawaii, Michigan and Wisconsin.

The cost for the lunch is $20. The public is welcome.


Author to share his ocean experiences

Author Richard Roshon will speak at the 7:30 a.m. Jan. 16 breakfast meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise at the Five Palms Restaurant at the Mana Kai Maui Resort in Kihei.

Roshon is the author of “From the Eyes of a Kayak.” For three years, he crewed on numerous sailboats and was introduced to the Eskimo kayak in the early 1970s. The kayak influenced his way of life and love for the sea. In 2012, Richard completed his self-published book, a 30-year endeavor which shares his life on the sea and many other experiences.

The cost of the breakfast is $22. The public is invited. For more information, contact President Patty Hemmen at 280-8372 or see the club’s website at www.kiheirotary.org.

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Show features ‘community conversations’

Crossroads, a live weekly TV program on Akaku: Maui Community Television begins the new year with a channel change on Tuesday.

Hosted by Lucienne de Naie, the program will be televised from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays on cable Channel 55.

The show features “community conversations” about Maui events, issues and people.

Tuesday’s show will feature guests from Faith Action for Community Equity Maui discussing plans for Maui’s first interfaith service in honor of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King. The interfaith service is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 21 at Christ the King Church in Kahului.

The Crossroads program will be rebroadcast at 8 a.m. Wednesday and 7 p.m. Jan. 15. It also can be viewed via live streaming at akaku.org Channel 55 at any of those times.

For more information, call 214-0147.


Christmas tree recycling available

Jamboree Troop 190 is providing curbside or drop-off Christmas tree recycling in the Central Maui area from 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 12.

The troop is raising money to attend the National Jamboree in Virginia, according to an announcement. For curbside pickup, send email to jambotroop190@gmail.com or call 281-7139 or 268-6795.

Christmas trees should be left at the curb with no tinsel, ornaments or flocking. A cash or check payment should be attached to the tree in an envelope.

To drop off a Christmas tree, bring it to the Boy Scouts of America Scout Service Center at 200 Liholiho St. in Wailuku.

The suggested donation is $10.


Harada to share memories of Kalaupapa

Takayui “Taka” Harada, the brother of Kalaupapa patient Paul Harada, will speak at a 7:30 a.m. Wednesday meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise at the Five Palms Restaurant at the Mana Kai Maui Resort in Kihei.

Harada will share details of his brother and wife Winifred, who were Hansen’s disease patients residing at Kalaupapa. In addition to sharing about his family’s journey in dealing with this disease, he will read poetry from his book, “Kalaupapa in Poetry.”

Harada was born and raised on Kauai and attended the University of Hawaii. He has resided on Maui since 1965.

Breakfast costs $22. For more information, contact club President Patty Hemmen at 280-8372 or see the club’s website at www.kiheirotary.org.


Habitat for Humanity seeks volunteers

Volunteers are being sought to help Habitat for Humanity Maui’s “Out with the Old and In with the New” event on Jan. 19 as part of Martin Luther King Jr. National Service Day.

King called for social justice and opportunity, and that people bridge differences and come together in unity.

Volunteers are needed to do demolition and renovation work at several Harbor Lights units.

For more information, call 242-1140.


Radio station manager to address Rotary

Debbie Probst, the general manager and sales manager for the H. Hawaii Media Radio Stations on Maui, will be the Rotary Club of Lahaina’s guest speaker at noon Thursday at the Royal Lahaina Resort.

Probst also serves on the HandsOn Maui Volunteer Advisory Committee and the Kihei Fourth Friday Committee.

Lunch may be ordered from the resort’s menu.

For more information, call Rotary Club of Lahaina President Liz May at (808) 721-5909.


Meeting set for school’s 75th anniversary

A meeting to plan Baldwin High School’s 75th anniversary celebration will be held at 5 p.m. Jan. 23 in the school’s library.

The 75th anniversary festivities will be held in October. Alumni, staff, and other individuals interested in helping to plan the anniversary events are invited to attend.

For more information, contact Lynn Araki-Regan at 280-1299 or send email to lynn@araki-regan.com.

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Talk to focus on planning for 2013

Dr. Robert Santry, chief executive officer of Master Life Coach Wellness Associates, will be the guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Maui meeting at noon Thursday at the Hideaway Restaurant in Kahului.

His presentation is called “Getting ready for the year 2013.” The meeting is open to the public and visitors are welcome. Lunch is $12.

For more information, contact Kathy Anderson at 357-8877.


Makawao school to recycle holiday trees

Makawao Elementary School will hold its annual Christmas tree recycling drop-off event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the school, located off Baldwin Avenue and Ukiu Road.

A $5 donation is requested. A Cut Above Tree and Yard Service has volunteered to chip the trees.

For more information, send email to pta.makawao@yahoo.com.


Haiti experience to be discussed Jan. 10

Paul Sutherland will share details about the experience he and his wife had working on a water filtration project in Haiti with the Rotary Club of Maui at noon Jan. 10.

Sutherland is the chairman of the board of directors of the Utopia Foundation, and the president and chief investment manager of Financial & Investment Management Group. He also is a Rotarian and was the executive producer of the inaugural TEDxMaui.

The meeting be at the Class Act Restaurant at University of Hawaii Maui College. Cost is $20. The public is welcome.


East Maui Animal Refuge wins $1,000

The East Maui Animal Refuge in Haiku won $1,000 as part of the Animal Rescue Site’s 2012 $300,000 Challenge in conjunction with petfinder.com.

EMAR received the most votes in the state during the fourth round of the contest.

To be eligible for awards, shelters and rescue groups have to be members of Petfinder. Prizes range from $1,000 to $5,000 in various categories. A complete list of all previous winners can be found at www.theanimalrescuesite.com.

“This program, sponsored since 2008 by The Animal Rescue Site, has been a wonderful opportunity for Petfinder members of all sizes to let their fans show their support,” said Lisa Robinson, Director of the Petfinder.com Foundation.

The East Maui Animal Refuge posts its adoptable pets online at www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelterid=HI17.