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Vencyl to give visitor industry update

The Rotary Club of Kahului will receive an update on the status of the visitor industry from Terryl Vencl, executive director of the Maui Visitors Bureau, at its noon meeting Monday at Cafe O’Lei restaurant at the Dunes at Maui Lani.

The cost is $20 for lunch or a $5 program fee. The public is invited. Information about speakers and club service projects can be found at For more information, call club President Paul Janes-Brown at 572-8000.


‘Recycle for Keiki’ month begins Monday

July is Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii and Mobi PCS “Recycle for Keiki” month. It’s a chance to help the families and kids staying at Hawaii’s Ronald McDonald Houses while at the same time helping to clean the environment. There is also a prize drawing at the end of the month for those bringing electronics in for recycling.

The list of items eligible for recycling includes phones, PDAs, iPods, digital cameras, tablets and chargers. Items will be accepted in any condition.

The public may bring recyclable items to any of the 10 Mobi PCS stores or 35 dealers statewide. To find the nearest location, visit

Every cent raised from the recycling will be donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii, according to an announcement.


Hospital foundation topic of presentation

Lisa Varde, executive director of the Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation, will speak at the 7:30 a.m. breakfast meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise on Wednesday.

The meeting will be at the Five Palms Restaurant at the Mana Kai Maui Resort in Kihei.

Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to supporting MMMC.

Varde has been working in fund development for 15 years and joined the Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation in January 2011.

The cost of the breakfast is $22. The public is invited. For more information, call President Patty Hemmen at 280-8372 or visit the club’s website at


3 students recognized for excellence

Three Maui students, Jayne and Jim Campbell of Paia and Josh Kepler of Wailuku, were recently honored at a statewide awards ceremony for academically advanced children sponsored by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.

The center honored the three students, participants in the CTY Talent Search, for their exceptional performance on test given to students in grades 2 through 8, according to an announcement.

Kepler, a student at Kihei Charter Charter School, and homeschoolers Jayne and Jim Campbell, were three of more than 40,000 students from more than 120 countries who participated in the CTY Talent Search. Because of the difficulty of the tests, their scores earned them an invitation to a CTY Awards Ceremony, where they were individually honored for their academic performance and potential. The three students also qualified academically for CTY’s summer courses and online classes.


Maui Ocean Center plans beach cleanup

Volunteers are invited to participate in Maui Ocean Center’s beach cleanup from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Haycraft Beach Park in Maalaea.

Workers will clean Sugar Beach and surrounding areas. Malama Maui Nui (Community Work Day) will provide gloves, trash bags, grabbers and vests. Volunteers are advised to bring sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat. Shoes are optional. The cleanup is open to everyone.


Church bazaar includes auction, games

Po’okela Church will hold its annual bazaar from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Items for sale will include household rummage, clothing, baby items, furniture, potted plants, cut flowers, and arts and crafts. A silent auction will have items available for bidding.

Food will include hamburgers, hot dogs, chili and rice, chow fun, baked goods, pickled vegetables, produce, jams, jellies and more.

Games and a free bouncing castle will be in a keiki zone at the event. Entertainment will be ongoing.

Proceeds will go to church ministries.

The event’s chairwoman is Aileen Hill.

The church is at 200 Olinda Road, a quarter-mile mauka of Makawao town.

To avoid parade traffic, those going to the bazaar are advised to use Kealaloa Avenue off Makawao Avenue or to use Haleakala Highway past King Kekaulike High School and follow signs.

There is free parade parking on church grounds.

For more information, call 573-0903.


Book sale at Makawao library

Maui Friends of the Library will participate in the Makawao Town Fourth of July celebration with a book sale in front of the Makawao Public Library.

The sale on Saturday will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will offer an assortment of donated fiction, nonfiction and oversize books. All proceeds will be used to sponsor programs or purchase supplies and equipment for Maui County Public Libraries.

Each child present will be able to select a free book, while supplies last, from designated boxes of children’s books. For more information visit


Ballroom dance tickets on sale

The Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association will host a Summer Bash Dance Social in the Maui Beach Hotel’s Elleair Ballroom from 6 to 9:30 p.m. July 8.

Tickets are $30 now through Friday and $40 Saturday and after. For more information and/or tickets call Lydia dela Cruz at 244-3263.


Business showcase seeks candidates

Queen Ka’ahumanu Center is accepting submissions for its annual Kids Inc. Business Showcase.

Ten kid-run businesses will be invited to set up shop in the mall’s center court from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 3 to sell their products or services and keep all the earnings.

Children ages 6 to 15 may submit their small-business concepts via the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center Facebook page ( All submissions must be received by 11 p.m. July 10. Children 12 and younger will need a parent or guardian to submit their entry.

Business concepts are expected to have minimal parental involvement and can include creating something from scratch, offering a service or reselling a product purchased from a wholesaler.

Qualified submissions will be posted on Facebook and open to popular vote July 11 through 18. The 10 concepts that receive the most votes will be announced July 19, and the children who submitted them will be invited to participate in the showcase Aug. 3.

Complete program details and official contest rules can be found at on the “notes” tab.


Learn to play the didgeridoo at event

Wes (Forest) Hada, a didgeridoo performer and teacher from Maui, will conduct a free Introduction to Didgeridoo Workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Kahului Public Library.

Hada will discuss the background and history of this aboriginal Australian instrument, tell an aboriginal story, and demonstrate how to make and play the instrument.

Hada has more than 17 years of experience teaching and performing throughout Maui with bands, including Lost at Last and Jivatma, according to a news release. He will invite members of the audience to play the didgeridoo.

The Maui Friends of the Library is sponsoring the workshop. It is suitable for ages 5 and older. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Contact the library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.

Kahului Public Library is located at 90 School St. For more information, call the library at 873-3097.

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Hokule’a crew members to speak tonight

Hokule’a crew members with Hui o Wa’a Kaulua, Polynesian Voyaging Society and ‘Ohana Wa’a will share their experiences of Hokule’a’s worldwide voyage from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary.

The presentation will take place in the conference room at 726 S. Kihei Road. Parking and seating are limited.

Hokule’a and her sister voyaging canoe, Hikianalia, have been sailing throughout the state and plan to stop at a total of 30 ports, traveling more than 1,000 sailing miles.

Their visit to Maui is part of the Malama Hawai’i leg of the worldwide voyage, Malama Honua. Crew members will discuss the voyage’s mission to navigate toward a healthy and sustainable future, not only for Hawaii, but for the world.


Atmospheric sights will be explained

“Beautiful Atmospheric Sights” will be the subject of a 6:30 p.m. presentation July 1 at the Maikalani UH Institute for Astronomy Advanced Technology Research Center in Pukalani.

Astronomer Alex Filippenko will explain how the interplay of light with the atmosphere can produce rainbows, solar and lunar halos, the elusive green flash, sun dogs, colorful sunrises and sunsets, and other beautiful effects.

Filippenko has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. He was voted best professor at the University of California, Berkeley, nine times, and appears in many science documentaries.

The event is free. The center is located at 34 Ohia Ku St. For more information, call James Armstrong at 573-9500.


Nutritionist to speak to Kiwanis, guests

Lisa Dusch, dietician/nutritionist at Maui Memorial Medical Center, will be guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Maui noon meeting on Thursday at Carey and Eddie’s Hideaway restaurant.

Dusch will be talking about the nutrition and diet factors of living heart healthy.

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

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


Olinda Community Association to meet

The Olinda Community Association will hold a general public meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at Pookela Church above Makawao.


Health & Fitness Expo seeks vendors

Vendors are being sought for the first annual Interactive Health & Fitness Expo, according to a news release from the Maui County Volunteer Center.

The event will be held from 8 a.m. to noon July 13 at the Maui Preparatory Academy in Napili. The expo, hosted by the Volunteer Center and Soroptimist International of West Maui, will feature fitness and cooking demonstrations, a youth obstacle course, health screenings, fitness challenges and more.

Vendors who make and sell healthy products, fitness/dance/yoga organizations, alternative medicine practitioners and others are welcome to apply. The expo is open to the first 25 approved vendors with a $50 vendor fee.

To obtain more information or register, visit or call Volunteer Coordinator Wendy Stebbins at 270-7150.


Livaudais gets internship with Gabbard

Luke Livaudais, a 2011 St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School graduate, has been appointed to serve a summer internship with Tulsi Gabbard, Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District representative.

Livaudais is attending Loyola University of New Orleans, double majoring in economics and political science.

He established a financial literacy program for a New Orleans nonprofit and tutors high school students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

He is the son of Fely and Gerard Livaudais of Kihei.


Band to promote disability awareness

The Jackson Memory Band is traveling from Washington state to Maui to promote disability awareness with a free performance from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at Maui Mall and from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Lahaina Cannery Mall.

Lead drummer Dylan Kuehl, 30, has Down syndrome and keeps the beat as the band plays the music of Michael Jackson. The group’s mission is to encourage the inclusion of all people and to prove that “Down syndrome rocks!”

Donations will be shared with three nonprofit organizations: Easter Seals of Maui, ARC of Maui, and South Sound Parent to Parent.

The band’s website is

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Free family event today at Maui Mall

Maui Mall will celebrate the start of summer during its Maui Mall Family Sundays event from noon to 2 p.m. today.

The free monthly event will include water fountain games and contests.

Keiki under 12 can win prizes like Fun Factory tokens and tickets to the movies by participating at each of the Maui United Way activity stations. To qualify, pick up a passport near the stage, get it stamped after completing each activity, then turn it in.

Highlights include a Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelist League tournament and free workshop in Unit C-8, next to Genki Sushi. Call Robert Loera at (808) 385-5753 for more information.

There will also be eating contests, free healthy snacks for kids provided by Whole Foods Market, a keiki scavenger hunt by Fun Factory, and a family scavenger hunt (must be led by an adult).


Programming class begins Monday

“Me: The Maker Generation!” is a class for young people interested in computer programing at the College for Kids/College Bound program taking place this week at the University of Hawaii Maui College. It will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Geared to students entering 7th through 12th grade this fall, the class will accept walk-in students Monday morning.

Students will make electronic circuits, program microcontrollers, affix electronics to clothing, and explore robotics and manufacturing with 3-D printers.

Career exploration, guest speakers, chess, survival cooking and field trips around campus are also included.

The cost is $299, plus a $75 material fee. Partial scholarships are available.

For more information, call 984-3231 on Monday or visit online at


Caregiver workshop set in Hana Tuesday

The public is invited to a free caregiver workshop titled “Caring for the Caregiver” from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hale Hulu Mamo in Hana.

Heather Greenwood, extension educator with the University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension, will discuss topics such as managing caregiver health, decreasing caregiving stress, balancing caregiving responsibilities and taking time for caregiver respite.

No reservations are needed. Certificates of attendance will be available for professionals and lunch will be provided free for attendees. For more information, call 248-8833.

Maui Adult Day Care Centers and the Maui County Office on Aging are sponsoring the workshop.


LAS celebration and meeting Wednesday

The public is invited to the Lahaina Arts Society annual Celebration & Meeting beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Pioneer Inn Courtyard. Admission is free.

Light pupu will be offered with refreshments and a no-host bar will be available. There will also be entertainment by Barefoot Minded. Special guest speakers will be Mayor Alan Arakawa, Jefferson Stillwell, president of the Art Maui board of directors, and Don McCann, president of LAS. Board members will be elected after the guest speakers.

For more information, call LAS at 661-0111 or e-mail


Monsanto reps to speak at meeting

Monsanto’s David Stoltzfus and Carol Reimann will be guest speakers at Wednesday’s noon lunch meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei/Wailea at Mulligans on the Blue restaurant.

Topics will include why Monsanto operates in Hawaii and modern solutions to help farmers become more productive when faced with fewer agricultural lands, fewer farmers and a growing worldwide population.

The public is welcome to attend. The $16 cost includes lunch.


A Keiki’s Dream fundraiser Tuesday

A Keiki’s Dream will be the beneficiary of a fundraiser at Flatbread Co. in Paia from 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Flatbread Co. will donate $3.50 for each large pizza and $1.75 for each small pizza sold to A Keiki’s Dream.

In addition to food, volunteers will make balloon animals and apply temporary tattoos and stickers for any child who comes into the restaurant.


Kihei Sunrise club to meet at sunset

The Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise will host a pau hana sunset get-together at Keawakapu Beach (adjacent to The Five Palms Restaurant in Kihei) from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

In lieu of the regular Wednesday morning breakfast meeting, club members will gather in this casual beach setting. All interested business professionals are invited to attend.

“This is a great opportunity to network and get to know Rotary members in an informal and relaxed setting,” said Patty Hemmen, president of the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise. “We look forward to meeting new business leaders and sharing networking opportunities.”

Those attending should bring a pupu to share and their own beach chair and beverages. For further information, call Hemmen at 280-8372 or see the club’s website at


SAS class of ’74 plans reunion

Saint Anthony High School’s Class of 1974 will have a reunion planning meeting at 5:30 p.m. Friday in the Wailuku Sandhills area.

For more information, call 264-0166, (702) 561-2346 or 463-9118.


Goat-dairy owner to speak on Tuesday

The Italian American Social Club in Kihei will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the St. Theresa Church hall.

The event will begin with a potluck dinner. The guest speaker for the evening will be Thomas Kafsack, owner of Maui’s Surfing Goat Dairy.

Kafsack will speak about the dairy and what led him to Maui to begin producing goat cheese. He will speak at 7 p.m.

All are invited to attend.

For further information, email Don Tedesco at


Teams forming for outreach project

Unity Church of Maui will launch a community outreach program beginning June 29. Volunteers are partnering with a Michael Beckwith Agape Sacred Service Saturday Satel-Light effort occurring in California, according to a news release.

Volunteer teams and individuals will hold a Sugar Beach cleanup, serenade at Kula Hospital serenading and conduct botanical gardens maintenance. For more information, call 264-6614 or 298-8537.


Author will address Rotary Club of Maui

Stuart Nicholls, author of the novel “Thunder Road: The Journey Home,” will be the featured guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Maui luncheon Thursday at the Class Act Restaurant at the University of Hawaii Maui College.

Nicholls, a Vietnam veteran, will speak on post-traumatic stress disorder and the journey home.

Nicholls was raised on a farm near Wheaton, Ill., and served as a combat infantryman in Vietnam from 1965 to 1966. After graduating from the University of Hawaii, he returned to Vietnam in 1987, where he helped build medical clinics, taught English, assisted with agricultural efforts and ran veteran tours.

Cost for the lunch meeting is $20. The public is welcome.


Nominees sought for Hall of Fame

Baldwin High School is seeking nominations of candidates for its Hall of Fame.

Four individuals representing alumni, past-or-present faculty, past-or-present staff and the community will be selected and recognized during the school’s 75th anniversary celebration this October.

Candidates will be selected based on their contributions to Baldwin High School and the community, and their past achievements or awards.

Nomination forms may be obtained at the anniversary website, the Baldwin High School office, or Sew Special.

Completed forms may be submitted via email to or mailed to BHS Hall of Fame, 490 Kilika Place, Wailuku 96793. Submission deadline is July 15.


Tools for caregivers classes announced

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Classes will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays from July 2 to Aug. 6 at the West Maui Kaunoa Senior Center.

Topics include reducing stress, improving self-confidence, communicating effectively with health care professionals and family members, balancing caregiving responsibilities, making tough decisions and locating helpful resources.

A registration fee of $25 is refunded to all who complete the course.

For additional information or to register, call Heather Greenwood at the UH Cooperative Extension office at 244-3242, ext. 226.

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Humane Society CEO to address Rotary

Jocelyn Bouchard, chief executive officer of the Maui Humane Society, will be the featured guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Maui noon luncheon Thursday.

The Maui Humane Society is a nonprofit organization that serves as Maui County’s only open admission shelter. As CEO, Bouchard is responsible for overseeing the society’s animal management, humane education, spay-neuter assistance and adoption/reunion programs.

Bouchard is a certified animal welfare administrator.

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


Event to honor Maui Nisei Veterans

A luncheon and social in honor of Maui’s nisei veterans will be held at 10 a.m. June 29 at the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center in Wailuku. The free event is co-sponsored by the Japanese Cultural Society of Maui and Maui Sons & Daughters of Nisei Veterans.

In addition to lunch and socializing, the event will include activities and a tour of the education center, which provides a venue for lectures, discussion groups and displays. It also functions as a work area where lessons for classrooms, displays for public events and community activities can take place with the goal of perpetuating the legacy of the Nisei veteran.

To reserve limited seating and for food count purposes, call Kristl Ito-Lau at 227-0499 by Friday.

For more information about JCSM, visit


Non-competitive testing for dogs

The Valley Isle Kennel Club will sponsor an American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen test on Sunday. It is open to all purebred and mixed-breed dogs. The time and location of the test will be announced after people have registered, according to an announcement.

The purpose of the Canine Good Citizen program is to ensure that dogs are trained to be well-behaved in the home, in public and in the presence of other dogs.

This is a noncompetitive test. Dogs must pass all 10 items of the test to earn certification.

For testing information, visit There is no age limit for dogs being tested. The test fee is $10. There is a $8 processing fee to AKC to process the certificate. For more information, call 572-0257.


College information series begins Thursday

The Educational Opportunity Center at the University of Hawaii Maui College is hosting a series of college information sessions at the UH-MC Lahaina Education Center on the third Thursday of the month throughout the summer.

The summer series will be offered on Thursday and July 25 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. It is free and open to anyone interested in college and unsure of where to begin.

A special invitation is extended to graduating high school seniors who have not applied to college and would like more information.

The sessions will give people an opportunity to learn about the college and financial aid opportunities available on Maui and strategies for those going to college off-island. The interactive sessions will provide an opportunity to ask an expert questions about higher education.

For more information or to reserve a space, call 984-3286.

The Lahaina Education Center is located in the Front Street Apartment complex at 60 Kenui St.

The Educational Opportunity Center is a federal program administered by UH-MC and funded with a five-year, $2.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education.


‘Ohana Day set at Bailey House Museum

The Bailey House Museum will hold an ‘Ohana Day from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

There will be live entertainment with Nevah Too Late. Attendees are invited to bring their ukulele or guitar for old-fashioned kani ka pila.

The museum and shop will offer half-off admission ($3 for adults and $2 for seniors and kama’aina). Children 12 and younger will be free with a paid adult.

For more information, call Bailey House Museum at 244-3326, email or visit online at


Film festival to have second showing

After a soldout first showing, Maui Huliau Foundation has organized a second and final showing of the 11 student films that are part of their third annual 2013 Huliau Youth Environmental Film Festival.

This “hana hou” showing will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the new creative arts center on the Seabury Hall campus. The event is free, with donations of any amount accepted at the door. No reservations are required.

The showing will feature the work of students from 13 Maui schools.

Funds raised at this event are used to continue the Huliau Environmental Filmmaking Club in the upcoming school year.


Film commissioner to speak at meeting

Harry Donenfeld, Maui film commissioner, will be guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Maui noon meeting on Thursday at Cary & Eddie’s Hideaway restaurant in Kahului.

Donenfeld will talk about Maui’s film community and the new Maui Film Studio.

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

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


Sale for Women Helping Women

Sephora Maui will host a “Values Inside Out” event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at its Whalers Village location that will benefit Women Helping Women Maui.

The benefit matches Sephora stores across America with nonprofit organizations in their communities.

Sephora will present the “YOU + SEPHORA” cosmetic collection. It retails for $20.

Sephora USA Inc. will donate $13 for each bag sold in the Maui store to Women Helping Women, while bags sold on will benefit the American Heart Association.

Members of the West Maui Domestic Violence Task Force and volunteers for Women Helping Women will be on hand during the sales event.

For information, call Sephora Maui at 667-2545, or Women Helping Women’s West Maui office at 661-7111.

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St. Anthony Class of ’83 giving back

The Saint Anthony Junior-Senior High School Class of 1983 will hold its 30th reunion Friday to June 30. The theme is “Giving Back & Paying It Forward,” with the following schedule of events:

* 7 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Friday – Class Blood Drive Day at the Cameron Center.

* 5 p.m. June 23 – Memorial Mass at St. Anthony Church.

* 6:30 p.m. June 23 – Dinner following Mass at Tasty Crust restaurant.

* 6 p.m. June 28 – Stag party at Ohana Karaoke Cafe and Grill, 740 Lower Main St. There is a $25 per person deposit (to reserve restaurant). BYOB and potluck, or order from restaurant.

* 6 p.m. June 29 to 6 a.m. June 30 – American Cancer Society Relay for Life at War Memorial overflow soccer field.

* All day June 30 – Family beach day at Kamaole III, with potluck and possibly barbecue.

For more information, call Lorna Ramon at 280-5071.


Maui Huliau Foundation topic of talk

Malia Cahill, executive director and founder of the Maui Huliau Foundation, will speak at the 7:30 a.m. breakfast meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise on Wednesday. The meeting will take place at the Five Palms Restaurant at the Mana Kai Maui Resort in Kihei.

The foundation promotes environmental literacy and leadership among Maui’s youth through community-based educational experiences.

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


Distance learning to be explained

University of Hawaii Center Maui staff members will explain degrees offered through the center’s distance learning program from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Kihei Public Library.

The University of Hawaii Center Maui offers selected programs that are available at the Manoa, West Oahu and Hilo campuses.

Nearly all courses are taught online via the Internet, making it convenient for both business professionals and students with families.


Kula AARP to honor mothers and fathers

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

The meeting will be dedicated to honoring mothers and fathers. It is open to the public, and reservations are not necessary. Members and guests are encouraged to bring food donations for the Maui Food Bank.

For information, call Diane Logsdon at 878-3448.


HGEA retirees will meet on Thursday

The HGEA Retirees General Membership meeting will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at the UPW Hall.

The agenda will include Joe Souki, speaker of the state House of Representatives, with a recap of the 2013 legislative session; Steve Tam of AARP; and information on the 20th Biennial Assembly.


Special-needs children topic of talk

Toni Martin of Ohana Ranch Maui will speak at the noon lunch meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea on Wednesday at Mulligans on the Blue in Wailea.

Martin works with special-needs children.

The public is welcome to attend. Lunch costs $16.

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Juneteenth celebration happens Saturday

The African Americans on Maui Association and African American Heritage Foundation will present a “Juneteenth” celebration from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Wailuku Banyan Tree Park on the corner of Market and Vineyard streets.

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, takes place on June 19. It commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the United States in 1865.

The free event will include games, watermelon and prizes.

Sandra Shawhan will be the host. John Stan Rippy and Jewel McDonald will be guest speakers. There will also be storytelling with Gwyn Gorg and poetry with Ayin Adams. Drum and Dance of Passion will provide entertainment.

The event is free and the public is invited to attend.


Maui Fair food concessions meeting today

There will be a mandatory meeting for all invited Maui Fair food concessionaires at 5:30 p.m. today in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Alexa Higashi meeting room.

Rules and regulations will be discussed by the Maui Fire Department, state Health Department officials, Hawaii Gas and Wasa Electric Co. regarding electrical needs. Food concession contracts will be distributed at this meeting. For more information about the food concessions, call Ryan Shibano at 357-0399.

The 2013 Maui Fair “A Timeless Tradition” will be held Oct. 3 through 6 at the War Memorial Complex.

For more information about the Maui Fair, contact Fair Director Sherri Grimes at 280-6889 or visit


Fundraiser for Relay for Life team

Vineyard Food Co. will host a dinner benefiting American Cancer Society Relay for Life on June 21 and 22.

This fundraising dinner is on behalf of Team Pokipala, which has family members – Winona and son, Carl Jr. – currently receiving treatment for cancer.

A set menu is being offered.

Cost is $37 per person (15 percent of all proceeds will be donated to Team Pokipala’s participation in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life event on June 29).

Diners are welcome to bring their own beer and wine.

Seatings are at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. both nights. Call Vineyard Food Co. at 243-3663 or send email to for reservations and the menu.

Street parking and parking at various surrounding lots will be available.


Boutique to host anniversary celebration

The Passion 4 Fashion Boutique at the Lahaina Gateway Center will be hosting its one-year anniversary celebration at the store from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

The night will feature champagne, chocolate, discounts and giveaways.

The boutique store carries various clothing, including plus sizes up to 3X, as well as shoes, bags, hats and accessories.

Store hours are Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays.

For more information, call 667-7432 or send email to


Forum will examine race relations

A community forum on the impact of political, economic, social and religious systems on race relations in Hawaii and South Africa will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Keawala’i Congregational Church in Makena.

Scheduled speakers include the Rev. Allan Boesak and Toni Bissen, executive director of the Pu’a Foundation.

The church is at 5300 Makena Road.

For more information, call 879-5557.


Chaplain requests items for MCCC office

Maui Community Correctional Center Senior Chaplain Pua Hashimoto invites residents to help stock the renovated MCCC office with religious books, Bibles, holiday cards, magazines and office supplies.

Hashimoto is also preparing for the Angel Tree Ministry to provide gifts at Christmas for the children of residents in MCCC.

For more information, contact Hashimoto at 281-9390 on weekdays.


Master chef will speak at meeting

Christian Jorgensen of CJ’s Deli and Diner in Kaanapali will be the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Lahaina lunch meeting Thursday.

The meeting will take place from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Royal Ocean Terrace restaurant in the Royal Lahaina Resort.

Jorgensen is a master chef with international credentials. He was trained in Denmark and Switzerland. He has written several books and developed his own line of pots and pans.

The public is welcome to the meeting. Call President Liz May at (808) 721-5909 for details.


Student wins script-writing award

John Puaoi, a recent graduate of Molokai High School, won third place in the 11th- to 12th-grade category of the “Take Charge of Your Future Commercial Script Writing Challenge.”

More than 200 Hawaii students used their creativity to write commercial advertising scripts that encouraged their peers to prepare for college and careers.

Media sponsors for the contest included GEAR UP Hawaii; Oceanic Time Warner; Clear Channel Hawaii; Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union; Leavitt, Yamane and Soldner; and Napa Auto Parts.

Puaoi received a Sony digital camera and a $100 gift certificate from Hawaiian Island Creations.

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Association to learn about subdivision

The Waikapu Community Association will host a presentation on the new Waiko Light Industrial Subdivision by representatives of consulting firm Munekiyo and Hiraga at 7 p.m. Monday at the Waikapu Community Center.

The presentation is part of the association’s quarterly general membership meeting.

Members and friends of the community of Waikapu are invited to attend. The meeting will also include updates on efforts to beautify the Waikapu Cemetery.

For more information, contact


Fall management topic of workshop

Maui Adult Day Care Centers and the Maui County Office on Aging will present a free caregiver workshop titled “Fall Management Training for Caregivers” from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the West Maui Senior Center, 788 Pauoa St. in Lahaina.

Presenter Ted Anderson is a doctor of physical therapy and a member of the Hawaii Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Anderson’s topics will include:

* Fall statistics, risks and solutions

* Interventions to decrease risk of falls

* Why falls increase with age

* Protection during a fall

* Fall recovery

The workshop is open to the public. No reservations are required to attend. Certificates of attendance will be provided for attendees.

Free day-care service can be provided for elderly loved ones during the workshop by calling in advance.

For more information, call Kathleen Couch at 871-5804.


K-9 handler will speak at meeting

Chris Radermacher, chief handler for Island K-9 Detection, will speak at the 7:30 a.m. breakfast meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise on Wednesday. The meeting will take place at the Five Palms Restaurant at the Mana Kai Maui Resort in Kihei.

Radermacher specializes in training and handling bomb- and drug-search dogs.

Radermacher has assisted with K-9 training for the FBI and various other agencies. He will share information about this program and answer questions from the audience.

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


Landscape professionals to help at park

The Maui Association of Landscape Professional members will join The Friends of the Upcountry Dog Park Maui from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday to prune and trim in the preparation of the site, set to open in August.

The park site is located at the Eddie Tam Memorial complex, behind the recycle center.

For more information about the park, visit


Tea Party Maui will host Sam Slom

Tea Party Maui will host state Sen. Sam Slom as its guest speaker at 6 p.m. Thursday at Kalama Heights Community Center in Kihei.

Slom has been a senator for 17 years. The title of his talk is “No Consequences for Bad Government Behavior in Hawaii.”

In addition to his legislative duties, Slom is president and executive director of Smart Business Hawaii, for which he authors a monthly journal report to its membership. He also is president and owner of SMS Consultants.

Kalama Heights Community Center is located at 101 Kanani Road in Kihei.


Lt. governor to will be guest speaker

Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui will be the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Kahului’s noon meeting Monday at Cafe O’Lei at the Dunes at Maui Lani.

Tsutsui will talk about the changes in perspective from being state senator to Senate president to lieutenant governor.

He also will address current state and county concerns, issues and opportunities.

A Maui native, Tsutsui was a member of the Hawaii Senate from 2003 until becoming lieutenant governor in 2012. Following the death of U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, Gov. Neil Abercrombie appointed then-Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz to replace Inouye in the U.S. Senate. As president of the Hawaii Senate, Tsutsui was first in line to replace Schatz as lieutenant governor.

The public is invited to the presentation. The cost for lunch is $20, or there is a $5 program fee.

For more information, call club President Robert Kawahara at 244-5531.


Women educators plan rummage sale

The Gamma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International will have its annual rummage sale from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday in the Kahului School cafeteria.

Sale items will include household goods, clothing, plants, books, toys and kitchen items.

Delta Kappa Gamma is an organization of female educators who provide local, state, national and international grants to help individuals pursue a degree in education. For more information, call 244-4181.


Italian American club to host potluck

The Italian American Club of Maui will host a potluck at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Roselani Place, 88 S. Papa Av. in Kahului.

The potluck dinner theme is Northern Italian food. Attendees are asked to bring a dish that serves five or more.

Mary Pence will share stories about Northern Italy. The Italian heritage club welcomes people from any culture.

For more information, call Pence at 573-0339 or 298-4057. To learn more about the club, visit


Mall presents $30K to W. Maui schools

An I Love Lahaina event funded by Safeway, Property Development Centers and Lahaina Cannery Mall recently raised $30,000 for West Maui schools.

The event was a benefit and fundraiser for King Kamehameha III School, Lahaina Intermediate School, Lahainaluna High School, Maui Preparatory Academy, Princess Nahienaena Elementary School and Sacred Hearts School.

Art Fillazar, student activities coordinator of Lahainaluna High School, said, “These funds will be of great help to our co-curricular programs.”

The event included entertainment, live and silent auctions, and other activities at the mall May 3 and 4.


Report cards at Maui Waena

Maui Waena Intermediate School students can pick up their fourth-quarter report cards in the school office. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, except holidays.

Local Briefs

4-H Livestock show and sale Saturday

The 33rd annual 4-H Livestock and Upcountry Agricultural Fair will host the Maui

4-H Livestock Show and Sale on Saturday at Oskie Rice Arena in Makawao.

Thirty youth will be competing with more than 40 4-H projects.

There will be four classes of livestock in the competition. The goat show will open the competition at 8 a.m., followed by the lamb show, market hog competition and beef steer contest.

The livestock auction will begin at 1 p.m. under the gavel of Buddy Gibson.

People interested in purchasing animals may call Laura Magsanide at 264-9933 for more information.

At 9 a.m. Sunday, there will be a 4-H showmanship competition, followed by a “Clover Bud” competition for youths (4 to 8 years old). An awards ceremony will take place at 2 p.m.

Admission is $3 per vehicle entering the fair.


AARP announces monthly meeting

The South Maui Chapter of AARP will hold its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Monday in the lower level Garden Room of Kalama Heights, located at 101 Kanani Road in Kihei.

The guest speaker will be Don Halsey, a stroke team specialist at Maui Memorial Medical Center. Halsey will speak about “When and Why to Call 9-1-1.”

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Marv Paularena at 264-0300.


SPCA Maui plans clinics this month

SPCA Maui is holding spaying and neutering clinics for cats this month, including one Sunday in Lahaina.

The clinic Sunday is part of the first mass spaying and neutering cat clinic in West Maui, according to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The Maui organization is partnering with veterinarian Susan Baillie and West Maui Pet Supply for the clinic targeting community and feral cats.

Clinic coordinator Sue Liscombe said people are asked to “pay what they can.” Traps are available to be loaned.

The all-volunteer nonprofit organization will hold similar clinics in Wailuku on June 16 and 23.

To register or obtain information about the clinics, call 280-0738.

SPCA Maui has a mission of creating a “no more homeless pets” on Maui and ending the killing of companion animals as a means of population control.


Yearbook portraits being scheduled

Senior members of Lahainaluna’s Class of 2014 are reminded that senior portraits for the Ka Lama 2014 yearbook are scheduled from Monday to June 14 at Nagamine Photo Studio in Wailuku.

Those who have yet to schedule their appointment must call the studio at 244-3636 to arrange a time. Nagamine Photo Studio is located at 1787 Wili Pa Loop in the Millyard Industrial Park.

Alternate dates are available. Instructions in preparing for the photo session will be given after the appointment has been scheduled.

For more information, contact yearbook advisor Art Fillazar at 662-3976 before Monday.


Book sale Sunday by nonpofit group

Maui Friends of the Library will be having a book sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Whole Foods Market in the Maui Mall as part of its Father’s Day celebration.


Driver safety class accepting students

An AARP driver safety class will be offered from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the West Maui Senior Center in Lahaina.

The class is open to everyone although it is designed for drivers 50 years and older. The emphasis is to become more aware of common age-related physical changes, how they affect one’s driving ability, and how to compensate.

The $14 fee (cash or check) will be collected at the beginning of class. AARP members receive a $2 discount with presentation of their AARP card. Some insurance carriers offer discounts to those who complete this class.

Preregistration is requested. Call the West Maui Senior Center at 661-9432 to register. The center is located at 788 Pauoa St.


Women prepare units for habitation

Fifteen volunteers joined Habitat for Humanity Maui’s sixth annual National Women Build week May 4-12. They helped with demolition work and painting of two apartment units at Harbor Lights. Four days of work and 93-plus volunteer hours have prepared the units for plumbing and electrical work.

Renovation continues every Saturday and some weekdays. To volunteer, call 242-1140.

Local Briefs

Volunteers sought for native planting

West Maui Kumuwai is seeking volunteers for its Hanakaoo Beach Park native planting project from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 9.

Volunteers are advised to bring gloves, garden tools, sunscreen and a water bottle and to meet at the parking lot next to the Hanakaoo Cemetery.

Breakfast, lunch and giveaways will be provided.

The work will consist of planting hundreds of native plants to reduce erosion into Wahikuli Gulch. The effort is intended to protect the ocean and beautify the historic site.

For more information, visit or call (808) 587-7741.


Church offering free child care

The Wailuku Door of Faith Church will offer free child care and activities for families in the Paukukalo, Waiehu and Waihee areas every Friday evening this summer from 5:30 to 9:15 p.m., beginning this Friday.

The service may be extended to other communities if space is available.

Parents are encouraged to call 244-1286 and register as soon as possible. The church will be accepting children from grades K-12. Dinner will be provided.

The church is located at 432 Waiehu Beach Road, near Sack N Save, in Wailuku.


Free events to honor fathers

Kalama Heights invites the community, especially seniors, to celebrate fathers this month. The independent retirement community in Kihei will host the following free events, activities and seminars at its 101 Kanani Road location:

* 3:30 p.m. Friday: Let’s Talk Seniors – Nutrition & Hydration

* 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday: Game Night

* Noon to 3 p.m. June 9: Father’s Day BBQ

To reserve a space or learn more, call Kalama Heights at 879-1500.


Community garden offers special rate

The Napili Community Garden is offering 10-foot-by-20-foot organic garden plots for $40 for the remainder of 2013.

Applications are being accepted; orientation will be offered this month. Plot availability is limited.

For more information, visit


Rummage sale to benefit children

Plants, baked goods, produce, clothing, footwear, toys and household goods will be among the items available at the Women’s Ministries Rummage from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Lufkin Parish Hall, on the grounds of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Wailuku.

Proceeds will benefit needy children with core back-to-school supplies and the organization’s adopt-a-family program during the holiday season.

The church is located at 2140 Main St. For more information, call the church office at 244-4656.


School’s board to meet Wednesday

The Kihei Charter School Governance Board of Education will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the middle school, 41 E. Lipoa St.

The public is invited.

For more information, call 875-0700.


MECO accepting donations for sale

Maui Electric Co. will host its annual rummage sale from 8 a.m. to noon June 15 in the MECO auditorium. Items for sale will include clothing, toys, books and housewares. All proceeds will benefit Maui United Way.

Donations of new, clean and/or gently used items will be accepted from June 12 to 14. For more information, call 872-3216.