Local Briefs

Attracting new Rotary members topic of talk

Dr. Robert Santry, the Maui membership chairman for Rotary District 5000, 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.

Santry is the current president of the Rotary Club of Upcountry. He serves as the “go-to” person for membership recruitment and retention for the nine Rotary clubs on Maui, according to an announcement.

Santry will review the details of the Rotary International “Ignite” membership program. This program features best practices for clubs in facing challenges of club membership growth. He will explain how this program can help every Rotary club thrive and grow and attract a diversity of new members.

The cost of the breakfast is $22. The public is invited. For more information, contact President Christine Pawliuk at 292-2242 or visit


Marine sanctuary seeks advisory council applicants

The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary is seeking applicants for several primary and alternate seats on its advisory council.

The council ensures public participation in sanctuary management and provides advice to the sanctuary superintendent.

For Maui County residents, the sanctuary is accepting primary and alternate positions for the following seats: commercial shipping; whale watching; ocean recreation; business/commerce; citizen-at-large; conservation; tourism; Lanai island; Molokai island; youth; Native Hawaiian (alternate only) and research, (alternate only).

Candidates are selected based on their expertise in relation to the seat they are applying, community and professional affiliations and views regarding the protection and management of marine resources.

Established in 1996, the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council provides advice and recommendations on managing and protecting the sanctuary.

Monday is the deadline to submit applications.

For an application or information. contact Malia Chow, sanctuary superintendent at, call (808) 397-2651, ext. 251, or see


‘SeaWees’ program about marine environment

Pacific Whale Foundation is accepting students for its “SeaWees” program for children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers.

The program, which takes place from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays at the Pacific Whale Foundation’s Discovery Center in Maalaea, teaches children about the marine environment through music, movement, demonstrations, guided exploration and field trips.

A current session is ongoing. Registrations are still being accepted.

The next SeaWees session runs from Oct. 30 to Nov. 20 and will be based on the theme “Slow, Faster, Fastest.”

It will have children exploring speed and what it means and if one would need speed on land and in the sea.

The cost of each four-week session is $70. PWF members pay $60.

A second child in the same family can attend for 50 percent off.

For information and to register, call PWF at 249-8811, ext. 1, between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily.

Information can also be found online at


Workshop to focus on chronic pain, conditions

The Maui County Office on Aging will sponsor a six-week “Better Choices, Better Health” workshop series next month.

The session begins Wednesday, with classes held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Kaiser Maui Lani Clinic, 55 Maui Lani Parkway in Wailuku.

The course is designed to help people living with chronic conditions better self-manage their symptoms and overall health.

The course will run on six Wednesdays, including Oct. 2, 9, 23, 30, Nov. 6 and 13 (skips Oct. 16).

The workshop costs $10 for those 60 and older, and $30 for those under 60.

The course fee includes the textbook, “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions,” and a relaxation CD. Scholarships are available. Contact Jo Reyes at 270-7233 or for more information or to register.


Maui architect to describe ‘eco-living’

Architect David Sands, co-founder of Bamboo Living, will be the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Maui’s noon luncheon meeting Thursday in the Class Act restaurant at the University of Hawaii Maui College. Sands will speak about “What is Eco-Living?”

Born and raised in Florida, Sands received his master’s degree in architecture in 1982 from the University of Florida. While in undergraduate school at Washington and Lee in Virginia, his Chinese art professor introduced him to bamboo as a metaphor for the perfected human being, according to a news release.

After moving to Maui in 1988, Sands co-founded Bamboo Living with Jeffree Trudeau in 1995.

The cost is $20 for the luncheon and meeting, which is open to the public. For more information, contact


Grants earmarked for cat control

The Maui Humane Society has received a $100,000 Baker Trust grant for cat management, according to an announcement from the Humane Society of the United States.

Also, the Feline Foundation of Maui received $20,000 to update its database to deal with registered cat colonies.


Maui native a board certified physician

Dr. Patrick Unemori has been accepted as a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and has joined Highland Hospital in Oakland, Calif., as chief of dermatology. He is also a research associate at University of California, San Francisco, where he completed both his residency in dermatology and received his doctor of medicine degree.

Unemori previously graduated as valedictorian from Baldwin High School in 1993, received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology from Stanford University, and completed a Fulbright Fellowship at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

He is the son of Hilton and Maria Unemori of Wailuku.


Student athlete receives honor

Blair Havron of Pukalani was recently inducted into the 3.0 Club at American International College in Springfield, Mass.

The 3.0 club honors student-athletes who have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better after at least one year of enrollment at AIC.

Havron, a member of the college’s women’s volleyball team, is a nursing major.

Local Briefs

Assistance dogs are topic of presentation

Mo Maurer, co-founder of Assistance Dogs of Hawaii, will be the guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Maui’s noon meeting Thursday at Cary and Eddie’s Hideaway restaurant in Kahului.

She will speak about Assistance Dogs of Hawaii, types of assistance dogs, the training process, community outreach programs and medical scent detection research.

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

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


Meeting at Kahului Elementary tonight

The Kahului Elementary School Community Council will host a spaghetti dinner tonight along with a short meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

Parents, students and community members are invited to attend. The meeting agenda includes the school’s academic performance, Strive Hawaii and the Title I program.

For more information, call 873-3050 during school hours.


Astronomy institute to offer open house

The University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy will have an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Advanced Technology Research Center, 34 Ohia Ku St. in Pukalani.

The free event will include lab tours, demonstrations, telescope viewings and short talks about ongoing science work atop Haleakala and “How to find an alien.”


Beach cleanup in Maalaea Saturday

Maui Ocean Center is organizing a beach cleanup from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Sugar Beach and surrounding areas, according to an announcement.

Volunteers will meet at Haycraft Beach Park in Maalaea. Malama Maui Nui (formerly Community Work Day) will provide gloves, trash bags, grabbers and vests.

Participants should bring sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat; shoes are optional. The cleanup is open to everyone.


BHS anniversary planning meeting

A meeting to finalize details of Baldwin High School’s 75th anniversary celebration will be held at 5 p.m. Monday in the school’s new library.

The 75th anniversary festivities will be held in October.

Alumni, staff and other individuals interested in helping to plan the anniversary events are encouraged to attend this planning meeting.

For more information, contact Lynn Araki-Regan at 280-1299 or visit


Free event will celebrate children

The 18th annual Stand for Children Rally & Celebration will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center.

The free event will include children-friendly activities and crafts, interactive games and prizes and live entertainment.

The event is being sponsored by Maui Family Support Services Inc.


Booth space still available for crafters

Booth space for crafters is still available at the 31st St. John’s Kula Festival on Saturday in Keokea.

For information on booth space, call 878-6531 or St. John’s Episcopal Church at 878-1485.


Korean culture focus of event

A Korean Thanksgiving Festival will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Binhi At Ani Center, 780 Onehee Ave., Kahului.

Open to the general public, the event will feature traditional Korean performances, games, karaoke, Korean food, a Korean traditional clothes contest and prizes. It is being presented by the Maui Korean Community Association.

A $10 donation will be accepted at the door.

For more information or to learn about ways to support the event, contact the event coordinator at or Tommy Lee, event coordinator assistant, at 357-2900.


Sale/swap meet Saturday in Kula

To mark the 10th anniversary of National Good Neighbor Day, Maui residents are invited to a community garage sale/swap meet from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Keokea homestead’s baseyard at Milepost 16.9 on Kula Highway.

The nonprofit Keokea Homestead Farm Lots Association hosts the Upcountry event in conjunction with other rural homesteads at Waiohuli and Kahikinui.

For more information, contact or call 870-3220.


Pet blessing at church on Sunday

Trinity Episcopal Church By-the-Sea is hosting an animal blessing at 1 p.m. Sunday, followed by a “hot dog” picnic on the church lawn with a roving photographer, games, prizes and treats for all.

All pets must be on a leash or in a carrier. Photos of animals may be blessed too, according to an announcement.

The church is at 100 Kulanihakoi St. in Kihei. For more information, call 879-0161.


Tutoring project topic of presentation

Richard and Pat Endsley will be the keynote speakers at the Rotary Club of Lahaina meeting from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Royal Ocean Terrace in the Royal Lahaina Resort.

The Endsleys spearhead the Lahaina Complex Tutoring Project in all four West Maui public schools. They include a fourth-grade math program with Lahainaluna students as tutors.

The lunch meeting is open to the public. For more information, call President Art Ortiz at 344-3010.


Free film explores health and society

A free screening of the documentary “Ola – Health is Everything” will take place from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the University of Hawaii Maui College in the ‘Ike Le’a Building.

The film explores the social origins of health and its effect on society at large. It premiered at the Hawaii International Film Festival in April.

“Ola – Health is Everything” was developed in partnership between the Hawaii Primary Care Association and the state Department of Health. This screening is co-sponsored by UH-Maui College.


Taste of Upcountry supports festival

A Taste of Upcountry, the kickoff event to support St. John’s Kula Festival, will be held at St. John’s Church in Keokea from 5:50 to 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Heavy pupu will be featured and include Maui Cattle Co. beef prepared by Maui College Culinary Academy students, wine tasting by Tedeschi Vineyards, live music by George Kahumoku Jr., silent and live auctions, door prizes and more.

Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased by calling 878-1485.


Student council officers elected

Kamali’i Elementary School has announced its 2013-14 student council officers: President Caetlyn Johannes, Vice President Bode Woodard, Secretary Azure Quitevis and Treasurer Hunter Shields.

Twenty-eight students ran for Kamali’i Elementary School Student Council positions.

They were featured on the morning televised broadcast, prepared speeches and spoke to a crowd of more than 200 students, staff members and parents at an election rally held prior to the elections.


BHS Class of ’67 announces reunion

The 46th class reunion for alumnus of Baldwin High School’s Class of 1967 will take place Oct. 28.

For detailed information, contact Leilani Kenui at 572-2324, Karen Lau Hee at 385-7172 or Daryl Kaluakini at 244-3528.


Circus benefits 2 Molokai schools

Molokai residents and visitors were treated to world-class entertainment under the big top when the Modern American Circus came to Maunaloa Town Sept. 13 to 15.

Molokai Ranch donated the land and utilities for the three-day production. Molokai was the first stop of a statewide tour.

In return for its sponsorship, the ranch requested that donations be made to two island schools. Maunaloa Elementary and Molokai High schools received $1,000 and $500, respectively.

Local Briefs

School building project topic of meeting

The nonprofit group Friends of Maui Waena Intermediate School is hosting a meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday to update students, parents and the community on the progress of the school’s eight-classroom building project.

The project was funded in 2006 to address the growing needs of Central Maui’s population, according to an announcement. Representatives of the state Department of Education, Board of Education, Department of Accounting and General Services and the consultants and contractors have been invited to provide updates on the project’s timetable.

The meeting will be in the school’s cafeteria. For more information, call John Tomoso at 866-7226.


Safety class designed for older drivers

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

This 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, according to an announcement.

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

Pre-registration is requested. To register call the West Maui Senior Center, 788 Pauoa St., at 661-9432.


Homecoming food drive at King Kekaulike

King Kekaulike High School will hold its annual homecoming food drive Monday to Friday during school hours for students and staff (drop off in room G-206).

The public can donate items on Friday at Na Ali’i stadium during the homecoming football game. Canned or nonperishable food items will be accepted. A donation box will be located by the stadium entrance.


Speaker to share old Maui experiences

Alvin “Rex” Ornellas of Wailuku will be the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Maui’s noon meeting on Thursday at the University of Hawaii Maui College Class Act dining room.

Ornellas will share his personal collection of photographs and stories documenting his experiences during the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He worked in the Civilian Conservation Corp. program during the 1930s.

Ornellas lived and worked in Haleakala Crater. Along with 26 other young men, he built the original trails, which remain in use today.

Born in 1916 in Lower Paia, Ornellas will provide colorful insights along with his photographs of this historic time and entertain questions.

There is a $20 per person cost for the luncheon meeting, which is open to the public. For more information, contact


Free workshops for caregivers

Maui Adult Day Care Centers and Maui County Office on Aging invite the public to free caregiver workshops this month on Molokai and in Lahaina titled “The Affordable Care Act; Health coverage in 2014.” Speaker Kanoelani Davis (Molokai) and Nikki Baysa (Maui), Hi’i Ola program specialists with the Hawaii Health Connector, will present.

The Molokai workshop will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Home Pumehana Hall.

The Lahaina workshop will be presented from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the West Maui Senior Center, 788 Pauoa St.

Topics will include the “Affordable Care Act” and how it will affect Medicaid/Medicare; how to qualify for no-cost or low-cost insurance coverage; and more.

Both workshops are open to the public. Reservations are not needed. Certificates of attendance will be available for professionals.

For more information, call Kathleen Couch at 871-5804. For information on the Molokai presentation, call Rachelle Ing-Kupau at 553-5241.


Sushi making part of JCS meeting

The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui’s next general membership meeting will feature a sushi-making workshop by sushi chef James Yanagida.

The meeting and workshop will take place at 11 a.m. Sept. 28 at Tenrikyo Maui Kyokai, 649 S. Kamehameha Ave., in Kahului.

The cost is $15 for Japanese Cultural Society of Maui members and $20 for nonmembers.

A lunch and a brief JCS general membership meeting will be held following the workshop.

To RSVP, call Priscilla Yamamura at 283-4253 by Wednesday.


Rotary club sets pau hana event

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

“This is a great opportunity to network and get to know Rotary members in an informal and relaxed setting,” said President Christine Pawliuk. “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 more information, contact Pawliuk at 292-2242 or see the club’s website at


School drill will affect traffic

King Kamehameha III School will conduct a tsunami evacuation drill at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. The drill will affect traffic at the intersections of Prison and Front streets, Shaw and Front streets, as well as the intersection of Honoapiilani Highway and Shaw Street.

The tsunami evacuation drill will conclude King Kamehameha III School’s “September is Safety Month” activities.


Haiku history part of meeting

The Haiku Community Association will host a Haiku History Night in partnership with the Haiku Living Legacy Project at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Haiku Community Center.

Community issue updates also will be given.

The evening will feature historical displays and a PowerPoint presentation titled “Haiku Through the Centuries” by Living Legacy Project board member Lucienne de Naie.

Copies of Louis Baldovi’s Haiku memoir “Holoholo To Wen I Wuz: Kolohe Days In Haiku Maui 1930s-1950s” will be available for purchase. All are welcome to the free event. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact de Naie at


Rotary club to host 2 speakers

Gizelle Kualani, with the Office of Veterans Services, and Anna Napolean, with Pacific Health Care System, will be guest speakers at the noon Wednesday meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea at Baguette Bistro, 115 Kio Loop in Kihei.

Lunch costs $16, and the event is open to the public.

Local Briefs

Bone marrow donor registry topic of talk

Ferdie Gabat, recruitment specialist at the Hawaii Bone Marrow Donor Registry, will be the guest speaker at the noon luncheon meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea today at Mulligans on the Blue in Wailea.

Gabat will describe how marrow transplants work and save lives. He will also outline the guidelines and process of registration and donation.

The Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea is spearheading Rotary Project Share Life in Hawaii by partnering with the registry to encourage people to register by giving a swab of cheek cells or a blood sample to be tissue-typed.

Doctors turn to the registry when their patients have blood cancers like leukemia, lymphoma, sickle cell or another life-threatening disease and need bone marrow transplants, but there is no matching tissue type donor in the patient’s family.

The registry then helps connect patients with donor matches for donations of blood cells, marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant.

Cost for lunch is $16. The public is welcome.


Wailuku Hongwanji Mission plans sale

A yard sale to benefit the maintenance and activities of the Wailuku Hongwanji Mission will be held on the church grounds from 7 to 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Chow fun, Spam musubi and nishime will be available in addition to plants, clothing, books, toys and household goods.


John Tomoso to speak at Rotary meeting

John A. Hau’oli Tomoso will be the Rotary Club of Lahaina’s guest speaker during a 11:45 a.m. lunch meeting on Thursday at the Royal Lahaina Resort, Royal Ocean Terrace restaurant.

Tomoso was raised on Maui and earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and sociology. He was recently re-elected to the board of the Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce and elected to the board of trustees of the Maui Historical Society. The meeting is open to the public.

For more information, call President Art Ortiz at 283-2384.


Past BHS queens sought for celebration

A former Baldwin High School graduate and homecoming queen is seeking other former Baldwin homecoming queens to participate in the school’s upcoming 75th anniversary celebration.

June Tomizawa Harper is hoping to find at least 20 past queens to attend the school’s homecoming game on Oct. 25. The queens will sit together at the game and wear a tiara and sash with the year they were queen.

Harper was homecoming queen in 1993.

For more information, call Harper at 344-2611.


MAPA programs topic of presentation

Robert Johnston, executive director of the Maui Academy of Performing Arts, will be guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Maui’s noon meeting on Thursday at Cary and Eddie’s Hideaway restaurant in Kahului.

Johnston will speak about the various programs and activities at the Maui Academy of Performing Arts and the recent production of “Les Miserables.”

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

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


Rotary club moves toward membership goal

Setting a goal of 50 members for its 50th year in 2015, the Rotary Club of Lahaina has boosted membership to 39 with the addition of six new members. Art Ortiz, the club’s president, recently inducted Julie Corrine Audino, Marsha Bryan, Laura Harwood, Josiah Moye, Karan Pohl and Mila Salvador into the service club.

The Rotary Club of Lahaina was named one of Maui’s most important nonprofit organizations at the 2013 Mayor’s Small Business Awards.

The club is open to all those with a passion for service, a desire for business networking and a desire to expand their circle of friends.

The club meets Thursdays for lunch at Royal Lahaina Resort, Royal Ocean Terrace restaurant, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guests are welcome to attend.

Local Briefs

Drama class registration extended

Theatre Theatre Maui and the Lahaina Intermediate School have extended the date for Lahaina Intermediate School students to sign up for the drama class portion of the Lahaina Complex After-School Tutoring Project to Sept. 23.

The first class will be on Monday, with the duo of Kristi Scott and Heidi Turner teaching the free after-school drama class in the school cafeteria. Classes are on Mondays from 2:10 to 3:45 p.m. Classes also are scheduled for Sept. 23 and 30.

The class schedule for the rest of the school year is as follows: Oct. 14, 21, 28; Nov. 4, 18; Dec. 2, 9; Jan. 13, 27; Feb. 3, 10, 24; and March 3 and 10. The classes culminate with a live performance of an original short play based on local culture and Hawaiiana.

Registration is open to Lahaina Intermediate School students in the 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Students may pick up a registration form at the Lahaina Intermediate School office or by contacting Angie Thompson at Theatre Theatre Maui at 661-1168 (office), 214-7443 (cellular) or at Registration is first come, first served, according to an announcement.


Student will share experiences in Asia

Christine Pawliuk, a candidate for a master’s degree in business from the Shidler School of Business at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, will speak at the 7:30 a.m. breakfast meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise on Wednesday.

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

Pawliuk will discuss her experiences in the Asian field study that was conducted by the school for 25 Neighbor Island master of business administration students. The group traveled to South Korea, China, Vietnam and Thailand and visited a wide variety of businesses in order to learn more about doing business in Asia.

The cost of the breakfast is $22. The public is invited. For more information contact President Christine Pawliuk at 292-2242 or see the club’s website at


Planning meeting for BHS anniversary

A meeting to finalize details of Baldwin High School’s 75th anniversary celebration will be held in the school’s new library at 5 p.m. Monday.

The festivities will be held in October.

Alumni, staff and other individuals interested in helping to plan the anniversary events are encouraged to attend this planning meeting.

For more information, contact Lynn Araki-Regan at 280-1299 or visit


‘Robin Hood’ topic of dramatic reading

“Discovering the Classics: Robin Hood” will be presented at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Kihei Public Library’s children’s section.

Papa Lopaka (Robert DeVinck), a writer, English literature scholar and longtime reader of classic books, will conduct a dramatic reading of his “Classics Illustrated” comic book “Robin Hood.”

There will be a brief discussion, a question-and-answer session, and Lopaka will encourage children to read the original book. This free one-hour program is recommended for ages 6 and older and will include light refreshments provided by the Kay A. Edwards Memorial Fund. 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.

Kihei Public Library is at 35 Waimahaihai St. For more information, call the library at 875-6833.


VW enthusiasts plan cruise on Saturday

Volkswagen enthusiasts will have their last VW cruise of the year on Saturday.

Drivers will meet at 4:30 p.m. at Piilani Village Shopping Center in Kihei, nearest the Minit Stop parking lot.

The cruise will begin at 5 p.m., heading from the shopping center toward the Shops at Wailea. Drivers will turn right from the traffic light at the end of the highway and cruise on to South Kihei Road. The next stop will be at the Maui Ocean Center parking lot nearest to Carl’s Jr.

From there, drivers will cruise toward Waikapu and Wailuku, turning down Main Street and heading to Maui Mall, meeting at the parking area nearest Wendy’s.

For more information, contact Mae Gouveia at 283-9882.


Mandatory parade meeting for marchers

A mandatory meeting for registered participants in the 91st Maui Fair parade on Oct. 3 will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Alexa Higashi Meeting Room.

For more information, call Parade Chairperson Jaime Cardoza at 357-5903.


Personal growth activity offered to men

A Maui New Warrior Training Adventure will be held Sept. 27 to 29 at Camp Keanae. The personal growth activity is presented by the ManKind Project.

There is a cost to attend. See to learn about payment plans and partial scholarships.

Free weekly men’s support groups are available for those who go through the training.

To learn more, visit or call the Mental Health America office on Maui at 242-6461.

Information may also be obtained by calling Scott Larson at (808) 987-2774.


‘Game Show Nite’ to benefit youth

The Rotary Club of Maui will host its first “Game Show Nite,” featuring Brenton Keith, who will engage the audience in a fun-filled game show experience from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Binhi at Ani Maui Filipino Community Center in Kahului.

Keith, a popular magician and game show host, will have the audience play Family Feud, an interactive game. The evening will also include heavy pupus catered by Manila Bistro, prizes and a silent auction.

Tickets are $40 per person and will benefit the Rotary Club of Maui’s youth programs, including the Rotary youth leadership awards and its children’s dental outreach project. To purchase tickets, call 283-1471 or 280-0099.


Maui Youth Ukulele Contest at Hula Grill

Hula Grill Ka’anapali will present the 17th annual Maui Youth Ukulele Contest on Saturday.

Sponsored in part by KoAloha Ukulele and KPOA, the contest will showcase the island’s amateur ukulele players and vocalists competing for prizes and bragging rights.

Keiki from kindergarten through 12th grade will participate in three solo divisions by school grade and one group division (up to four participants). Contestants must be Maui County residents and aloha attire is required. Contestants will be judged on brief introduction, ukulele performances (strumming, rhythm and picking), singing and stage presence, off stage attitude, originality and keeping within a six-minute time limit. Check-in begins at 8:15 a.m. and will be followed by a keiki ukulele workshop with Uncle Kimo Hussey at 8:45 a.m., and the competition at 9:30 a.m. Participants may register the day of the event at the restaurant. The fee to participate is $15 and includes breakfast, lunch and a shirt. For more information, call Hula Grill Ka’anapali at 667-6636.


Bamboo for building topic of presentation

Architect David Sands will be the guest speaker at the noon luncheon meeting of the Rotary Club of Maui on Thursday in the Class Act Dining Room at the University of Hawaii Maui College.

His topic is “Bamboo for Construction.”

Sands developed the first international building code for the use of bamboo in building homes, according to a news release. He is the chief architect and co-founder of Bamboo Living.

Born and raised in Florida, Sands earned his master’s in architecture in 1982 from the University of Florida. After relocating to Maui in 1988, he co-founded Bamboo Living with Jeffree Trudeau in 1995. More information can be found on his website,

The cost is $20 per person for the luncheon and meeting. For more information, contact or visit


Vendor deadline for senior fair is Monday

Monday is the deadline for vendors to submit applications to the Maui Economic Opportunity office at 99 Mahalani St. in Wailuku in order to participate in the 40th annual Maui County Senior Fair.

The fair is scheduled for Oct. 26 at the War Memorial Complex in Wailuku from 8 a.m. to noon. This year’s theme is “Unleash the Power of Aging.”

For more information, contact Gerry Lum at 249-2970 or


Class of 1958 heading to Reno

The reunion of the St. Anthony School Class of 1958 will be held Oct. 1-6 in Reno, Nev.

Classmates leaving from Hawaii and the Mainland on Oct. 1 will meet in Oakland, Calif., on Oct. 2. They will ride in a car on the California Zephyr train that will transport the group on a seven-hour scenic and entertainment-filled ride from Emeryville, Calif., to Reno.

Classmates joining the group in Reno also can participate in sightseeing excursions, a slot tournament, breakfast/dinner buffets, a banquet and show.

For more information, contact Gloria Adlawan at or 283-6287.

Local Briefs

Meeting to re-establish association

A meeting to re-establish the Pukalani Community Association will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Hannibal Tavares Community Center downstairs meeting room.

All Pukalani residents are invited to attend and help with the planning process. Attendees are asked to bring any important issues they have for discussion.

For more information, contact Donna Clayton at 269-8014 or


Fix-a-cat clinics on Sundays this month

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Maui is hosting spay/neuter clinics on Sundays this month.

All cats are welcome – companion, community or feral. Humane traps are available to lend.

The cost is what people can afford to pay, if anything, SPCA Maui said.

Call 280-0738 for information or contact


University women announce meeting

Women interested in joining the American Association of University Women are invited to attend the annual membership meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Maui Kamaole Condo pavilion in Kihei.

AAUW provides fellowships to women to help them achieve their personal and professional goals. Year-round activities include an annual whale-watch fundraiser, monthly lunches featuring guest speakers, and special interest groups, including books, handicraft, walking and current affairs.

Anyone who holds an associate degree or a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university may become a member.

For more information and directions, contact Cheryl Bergman at 214-1850, 214-7207 or


BHS souvenir booklet ad deadline Sunday

Baldwin High School’s 75th Anniversary Committee has extended to Sunday the deadline to purchase ads in its souvenir booklet.

For ad rates and more information, visit or call 280-1299.


Library will host look through telescope

Kahului Public Library will be hosting a “Night with the Stars” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

J.D. Armstrong from the Institute for Astronomy will set up a connection to the Faulkes Telescope atop Haleakala. He will describe the heavenly sights in the September sky (weather permitting) and allow participants to control where the telescope looks.

For more information, call 873-3097.


Rummage sale at Po’okela Church

Po’okela Church will hold a rummage sale from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

The church is at 200 Olinda Road in Makawao. For more information, call 573-0903.


Social Media Bootcamp set for Saturday

High Tech Maui’s Social Media Bootcamp – led by consultant Peter Liu of Kaiscapes, LLC – will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Maui Economic Development Board’s Malcolm Center in Kihei.

The workshop is designed for people new to social media or starting to think about an overall social media strategy for their business.

The cost is $65, which includes lunch. The Malcolm Center is at 1305 N. Holopono St., Suite 5.

For more information or to register, call 875-2300, or go online to


Keiki Story/Tune Time returns to Savers

Joanne Laird, program director for the Read Aloud America program, will present a Keiki Story/Tune Time at Savers, 380 Dairy Road, in Kahului at 10 a.m. Saturday.

This 40-minute program is geared for children ages pre-kindergarten through 2nd grade. The story time will feature readings from some of the most popular children’s picture books used at Read Aloud America programs.

Each child will be able to select a gently used book from the Savers library to take home. Two lucky children will receive special prizes in a grand prize drawing at the conclusion of the program courtesy of Read Aloud America.

All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.


Kahului School announces meeting

The Kahului School Community Council will hold its monthly meeting at 4:45 p.m. today in the school library.

Meetings are an hour in length. Parents, students and community members are invited.

For more information, call 873-3058 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on school days.


Charter school plans information night

Information Night for Kihei Charter School K-8 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Blended Academy will be at 5 p.m. Monday at the Lipoa Campus.

The STEM Blended Academy combines online learning with regular classes. Teachers and staff will be on hand to answer questions about this option for students in kindergarten through 8th grade.

For more information, call 357 5213.

Kihei Charter School Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Academy also has openings for 9th-graders. For more information call 875 0700.

Local Briefs

Health care fraud topic of presentation

Senior Medicare Patrol Hawaii volunteer Louise Corpuz will be guest speaker at the 10 a.m. meeting of the South Maui Chapter of AARP on Monday. The meeting will take place in the Garden Room of Kalama Heights at 101 Kanani Road in Kihei.

Corpuz will share information on empowering seniors to prevent health care fraud. Help from the State Executive Office on Aging made the presentation possible, according to a news release. All seniors present will receive a reusable gift bag and a personal health care journal.

For more information, call South Maui AARP coordinator Adele Rugg at 879-9964.


Guest speaker to discuss animal rescue

Dawn Hall, of Hawaii Animal Rescue Foundation, will be guest speaker at the noon luncheon meeting of the Kihei Wailea Rotary Club on Wednesday. The meeting will take place at Mulligans on the Blue in Wailea.

The foundation is a group of volunteer animal lovers whose mission is to rescue, provide sanctuary and ultimately find homes for abandoned, stray and neglected animals.

The nonprofit organization serves Hawaii (primarily the islands of Oahu and Maui) and has been a no-kill shelter since its beginning.

Cost for lunch is $16. The public is welcome.


MHS Class of ’73 plans reunion Friday

The Maui High School Class of 1973 will be holding its 40-year reunion at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Tiffany’s Bar & Grill in Wailuku.

It will be a stag night event. Food and drinks will be ordered off the menu.

For more information, contact Colette (Nishida) Ladera at or by phone at 385-6514.


Health coverage topic of workshops

Maui Adult Day Care Centers and Maui County Office on Aging will hold two free caregiver workshops on the Affordable Care Act and health coverage in 2014.

The first workshop will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hale Hulu Mamo in Hana. Free lunch will be provided to attendees.

The second workshop will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hale Mahaolu Elima community hall at 11 Mahaolu St. in Kahului. Free breakfast will be provided for attendees.

Hi’i Ola program specialists for the Hawai’i Health Connecter will be the speakers.

Topics to be discussed include: What is the Affordable Care Act? How will this affect Medicare/Medicaid? What is the “Connector” and how it can help? And, how will one qualify for no-cost or low-cost health insurance coverage?

No reservations are required. Certificates of attendance will be provided.

The workshops are open to the public.

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


Charity registration law focus of meeting

State Deputy Attorney General Hugh Jones will be the speaker at the Maui Non Profit Directors Association meeting Thursday at the Maui Economic Opportunity Family Center at 99 Mahalani St. in Wailuku.

Jones, the supervising deputy attorney general for the tax and charities division, will discuss charity registration law and his charities division. His talk begins at 9 a.m. The association meeting is at 8:30 a.m.

The public is invited to attend.

To reserve a seat, call Susie Thieman at 242-5761, ext. 23.


Presentation to cover three agencies

Frances Duberstein, development coordinator for Aloha House, Maui Youth and Family Services and Malama Family Recovery Center, will speak at the breakfast meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Five Palms Restaurant at the Mana Kai Maui Resort in Kihei.

Duberstein will present an overview of the three agencies. Aloha House serves those who have addiction and mental health challenges. Maui Youth and Family services serves youth and families challenged with behavioral health issues. Malama Family Recovery Center provides comprehensive substance abuse services to women and children. A staff member from one of the three agencies will be on hand to explain the programs in detail.

The cost of the breakfast is $22. The public is invited. For more information contact President Christine Pawliuk at 292-2242 or see the club’s website at

Local Briefs

Cat spay/neutering clinics set

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Maui is hosting spaying and neutering clinics for cats on the next four Sundays this month.

All cats, whether companion, community or feral, are welcome at the Fix-A-Cat clinics, which will be held Sunday and Sept. 15, 22 and 29. People bringing in the cats are asked to pay what they can for the spaying or neutering, said Peter Tierney of SPCA Maui.

Appointments can be made for cats to be dropped off between 8 and 10 a.m. at Salty Dog Pet Grooming Salon, 313 N. Market St. in Wailuku. The business is donating its facility for the clinics, Tierney said.

Cats dropped off in the morning can be picked up by 4 p.m. the same day, he said.

The nonprofit group also has humane traps that it will loan for free.

SPCA Maui is an all-volunteer organization with no paid staff, Tierney said.

For information or to make an appointment for the clinics, call 280-0738 or send email to


LHS to hold Edline meetings

Lahainaluna High School will be hosting an Edline activation seminar for parents 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Sept. 12 in the school’s library.

Edline gives parents and students the ability to check grades and to communicate with teachers.

Parents who have an active account but need assistance using Edline’s features are welcome to attend.


School to hold evacuation drill

Wailuku Elementary School will be conducting its annual off-site evacuation drill Friday morning.

The drill will begin at 8 a.m. and will last until about 9:30 a.m.

The school student body and staff will be walking to Wells Park, which may disrupt traffic in town, a news release about the drill said.

“We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause the residents of Maui County, but the drill is necessary to ensure that we are well prepared should a situation arise and an evacuation is needed,” the news release said.

For more information, contact school Vice Principal Tracy Lui at 984-5622, ext. 229.


Rumba, waltz series offered

The nonprofit Aloha Ballroom Dance Academy is beginning its new September-October dance class series in rumba and waltz (silver level).

There will be two rumba classes, one for beginners and one for level two, occurring at the same time.

International and award-winning dance professional Rita O’Connor will lead the courses from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Kihei Community Center.

Guests are welcome. There are drop-in rates and open registration throughout the course. No partners are necessary. Teens through adults welcome.

For more information, call 879-0055 or see


Italian club benefit at eatery

The Italian American Club of Maui will host a fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Flatbread Co. in Paia.

Customers who purchase small or large pizzas (dine-in or take-out) during the fundraiser will help support the club’s scholarship fund.

Flatbread is at 89 Hana Highway.

The club’s mission is to promote the Italian culture through fellowship, good food and friendship.

For more information, call Maria and Fred Rawe at 876-1964 or visit


Scout leader Kiwanis speaker

KAHULUI – Robert Nakagawa, Maui County Council Boy Scouts of America Scout executive, will be the guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Maui meeting at noon Thursday at Cary & Eddie’s Hideaway restaurant.

Nakagawa will discuss the scouting program on Maui and provide an update on the improvements at Camp Maluhia.

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

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


After-school drama class set

Lahaina Intermediate School students may take part in a free after-school drama class on select Mondays beginning Sept. 16.

The deadline to sign up is Friday. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Theatre Theatre Maui is partnering with the school to offer the program in the school cafeteria. It is open for students from 6th through 8th grade.

Classes will be from 2:10 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Sept. 16 and 23; Oct. 14, 21 and 28; Nov. 4 and 18; Dec. 2 and 9; Jan. 13 and 27; Feb. 3, 10, 24 and March 3 and 10.

Teachers will be Kristi Scott and Heidi Turner.

Students may pick up a registration form from the school office or by calling Angie Thompson at Theatre Theatre Maui at 661-1168, via cellphone at 214-7443 or via email at


De Jesus leads Malama Maui

Malama Maui Nui, formerly known as the Community Work Day Program, has selected John P. de Jesus as its new executive director.

De Jesus is a former state Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement officer.

He replaces Rhiannon Chandler, who attending law school at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and plans to study environmental law.

For more information on the organization, visit or call 877-2524.

Local Briefs

Sale to benefit Maui AIDS Foundation

The Maui AIDS Foundation garage sale is set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Kihei.

There will be rummage items, a bake sale and entertainment throughout the day. Money raised from the event will go to support programs of the foundation, which includes case management, prevention and education and housing support.

The foundation will be accepting items through Friday. Call 283-1090 to schedule a drop off.

Leftover items will be donated to Women Helping Women.

The sale will be held at 807 Kupulau Drive.

For more information, contact Dana Nitti at Maui AIDS Foundation at 242-4900, ext. 225 or


Safety professional to address club

The president and chief executive officer of Pacific Safety Solutions will speak Wednesday to the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise at the Five Palms Restaurant at the Mana Kai Maui Resort.

Gordon Gillis, owner of one of the largest nonprofit safety service providers in North America, will discuss the topic “Talking Story with a 25-year Safety Veteran” at the breakfast meeting that begins at 7:30 a.m.

A workplace fatality while working as a facilities and maintenance manager of a high-tech steel firm was the catalyst for Gillis changing his career, a news release about the event said. Following that event, Gillis devoted his career to helping organizations to build a positive culture of change in their organizations through training, keynote sessions and motivational events.

Gillis holds a master’s degree with an emphasis in communication and public speaking. His is a certified health and safety consultant, certified safety professional and Canadian registered safety professional.

Breakfast costs $22. The public is invited.

For more information, contact club President Christine Pawliuk at 292-2242 or go to club’s website at


School evacuation drill Wednesday

Kamalii Elementary School in Kihei will conduct a state-mandated schoolwide evacuation drill at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Students and staff will be walking from the school to the lot next to the ABC store on South Kihei Road. The contingent will walk on the sidewalk down Ke Alii Alanui Street after attendance is taken and return to the campus afterward.

In the past, the drill has taken about 35 to 40 minutes.

On this day, students should wear head gear and bring a water bottle.

For more information, call Vice Principal Bill Rolph at 875-6840, ext. 226.


‘Giving Back’ seeks mentors

There will be a free mini-training for “Giving Back” mentors from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Kaunoa Senior Center.

The training is for people interested in being a mentor to elders in a group setting one to three times a month. Participants sharpen their cognitive skills, balance, coordination and focus by participating in the Move With Balance program.

For more information, contact Karen Peterson of Giving Back at 573-3109 or visit


Talk on Alzheimer’s, nutrition Tuesday

“A Nutritional Approach to Alzheimer’s Disease” is the topic of a presentation from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Down To Earth in Kahului.

Nutritional biochemist Steve Blake will give the presentation. The University of Hawaii instructor is an author who has created dietary analysis software.

The presentation will focus on lowering the risk of Alzheimer’s through antioxidant fruits and vegetables. Blake also will offer information on nutrients to lower the buildup of amyloid plaques, the negative effects of frying and the best supplements and medicinal plants.

For more information, contact 280-6865 or, or go to


Service dogs to be focus of meeting

Mo Maurer, founder of Hawaii Canines for Independence, will speak at the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea meeting at noon Wednesday at Mulligans on the Blue.

She will discuss how service dogs provide their partners with the freedom and confidence to lead more independent lives.

Lunch costs $16.


Talk show host to speak Thursday

Steve Freid, host of the talk show “Life on Maui with Steven Freid,” will be speaking to the Rotary Club of Maui at noon Thursday in the Class Act Dining Room at the University of Hawaii Maui College.

He will be addressing the topic “From Life on Maui . . . To Life on Thailand – Temples, Food, and Dentistry.”

He has been hosting his TV show for the last eight years. Freid recently lived in a Thai village outside Chiang Mai for six months. As part of his talk, Freid will share facts about medical tourism in Thailand.

The public is invited to the meeting. The cost is $20 for the luncheon and meeting.

For more information, email or go to the website


Workshop on degree offerings Tuesday

A workshop on bachelor’s and master’s degree options and certification programs available to Maui residents will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Hawaii Maui College.

The University of Hawaii Center, Maui, is hosting the session that will provide the opportunity to ask questions about UH distance learning programs in an informal setting. The workshop will be in Laulima 108 on the UH-MC campus.

Distance programs currently offered include registered nursing to Bachelor of Science nursing, Master of Arts in Indigenous Language and Culture Education, Kahuawaiola Indigenous Teacher Education certificate program, and bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration, Accounting, Nursing, Disaster Preparedness & Emergency Management, and Health Care.

For more information, call 984-3525 or email


Hawaiian Moonlight concert Sept. 14

George Kahumoku Jr. and Gabe Goebbert will be the featured performers at Maui Historical Society’s Hawaiian Moonlight concert at 7 p.m. Sept. 14.

Admission is $25, or $20 for Maui Historical Society members. Children 12 and younger will be admitted free with a paid adult admission.

Coolers will be allowed. Soda and water will be available for purchase. Blankets and low-back beach chairs will be permitted. Limited seating will be available for kupuna.

The monthly concert series will take place on the grounds of the Bailey House Museum at 2375A Main St. in Wailuku.

To obtain more information or purchase tickets, call 244-3326 or visit


Anniversary ball tickets on sale

The Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association will be hosting its 24th Anniversary Ball at the Maui Beach Hotel’s Elleair Ballroom from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Sept. 21.

Tickets are $45 through Sept. 18 and $60 thereafter.

For more information and tickets, call Colleen Mitsuya at 283-1895.


Lecture to focus on watersheds

A lecture titled “Partnerships Protecting our Watersheds: East Maui in Focus” will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 12 in the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary’s Kihei Conference room at 726 S. Kihei Road.

The speaker will be Allison Wiest, the community outreach and education liaison for the East Maui Watershed Partnership, which was formed in 1991 and was the first watershed partnership in the state, a release said.

The partnership pools economic, technical and human resources to manage the 120,000-acre East Maui watershed.

Wiest will highlight the value of these partnerships and focus on the work they are doing, such as protecting species and keeping watersheds healthy.


Feline Foundation of Maui to hold sale

The Feline Foundation of Maui will hold a fundraising garage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Kihei.

Donations of good saleable items are being accepted for the garage sale, which will be at 231 Kawailani Circle in the Piilani II Subdivision near Safeway in Kihei.

Money raised for the nonprofit organization will go for spaying and neutering of free-roaming and feral cats. Volunteer caretakers maintain cats in managed colonies by trapping the cats, having them neutered or spayed and returning them to their home areas, as an alternative to euthanasia.

To make arrangements to drop off items for the garage sale or to make tax-deductible donations, call 879-3059.

More information is available at or