Local Briefs

Church to host rummage, bake sale

St. Rita Church in Haiku will hold a rummage and bake sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the parish hall.

Rummage items will include clothing, plants, toys, small furniture, household items, Christmas decor and gifts. Also, Estrella’s award-winning homemade breads, pickled items, jellies and jams will be for sale.

The church is at 655 Haiku Road.

For more information, call 575-2601.


Garage sale to aid Feline Foundation

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 salable items are being accepted for the garage sale, which will be at 231 Kawailani Circle in the Piilani Village II subdivision near Safeway.

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

The program is funded 100 percent by donations.

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 www.mauicats.com or www.alleycat.org.


Bailey House Museum official to speak

The executive director of the Maui Historical Society/Bailey House Museum will speak to the Kiwanis Club of Maui at noon Thursday at Cary and Eddie’s Hideaway in Kahului.

The public is invited to the talk by Donald F. Craib.

Lunch is $12.

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


Event to include drama club comedies

“One Evening, Two Comedies” will be presented by the Kamehameha Schools Maui high school Drama Club at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Nov. 8 and 9 on campus.

“The Seussification of Romeo & Juliet” turns Shakespeare on its head in the manner of Dr. Seuss, while “Note to Self” takes a humorous look at the trials and tribulations of teens, a news release about the show said.

The event is free and appropriate for all ages. It will be held in the school’s Keopuolani Hale.


Rotary Club set to meet at Mulligans

The Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea will be meeting at Mulligans on the Blue at noon Nov. 6.

Phillip Fontaine will discuss his exchange trip to Japan and how community, environmental management and water conservation are needed in threatened areas.

Cost for lunch is $16.

The public is invited.


Annual Harvest Sale slated for MMMC

The Maui Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary will host its annual Harvest Sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday in the hospital’s Wailuku Tower lobby.

The sale will include baked goods, plants, jewelry, artwork and gift baskets as well as a silent auction.

The auxiliary manages the hospital’s gift shop and its more than 60 members also volunteer their time providing service in many areas of the hospital.

Auxiliary volunteer hours have exceeded 9,500 hours in 14 departments.

The group has also donated many items to the hospital.

Those interested in making a donation to the auxiliary or Harvest Sale should call Amy Hanlon at 242-2333.


Sunday benefit to feature Haiku Hillbillys

The Haiku Hillbillys will be performing Sunday at Casanova restaurant in Makawao as part of Manao Radio’s Upcountry Sunday Acoustic Style Benefit.

The event runs from 2 to 5 p.m. with the band to perform from 4 to 5 p.m. Cost is $7 at the door to benefit the station.

A new CD, “Randall Rospond Trio Recorded Live 2012 @ Manao Radio,” will be available for $10, with all proceeds benefiting the station. The CD has not officially been released yet. A release party will be held Feb. 21 at Stella Blues Cafe in Kihei.


Hongwanji Mission to host its fall bazaar

Lahaina Hongwanji Mission will have a fall mini bazaar from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at 551 Wainee St. Plants, crafts, food and a variety of rummage items will be available for sale.


Tree giveaway set for Saturday

Maui Nui Botanical Gardens will host its 10th annual Arbor Day 1,000 Hawaiian Tree Giveaway from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Thirty varieties of trees will be available for free, one tree per person of any age. Experts will be available to recommend the best Hawaiian tree for the recipient’s area.

The celebration will also feature demonstrations on proper tree care, as well as many community organizations sharing information about Hawaii’s environmental issues. The gardens are located at 150 Kanaloa Ave. in Kahului. To make a donation, visit www.mnbg.org.


Touch a truck aimed at kids

A Holoholo Ka’a (touch a truck) event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday in the University of Hawaii Maui College rear parking lot.

This event is designed for children ages 3 to 8 (or anyone) who would like to get in, see, touch, feel and honk horns of big trucks, race cars and other vehicles. Admission is $1. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

The event will benefit Hawaiian language immersion education. For more information, call Kili Namau’u, director of Punana Leo o Maui, at 244-5676.


Roselani Place will host bingo

Roselani Place will host Senior Saturday Birthday Bingo and a community open house from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday at 88 S. Papa Ave. in Kahului. Maui County Council Member Elle Cochran will be calling bingo.

Birthday cake and refreshments prepared by Roselani Place, which will be celebrating its 11th birthday, will be served. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each game played. Model apartments will also be open for viewing.

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. To reserve a space, contact Diane at 871-7720 or diane@roselaniplace.com.


Pono Project to present funds

The Pono Project LLC will present the first round of its environmental conservation grants.

Pono Project makes grants to nonprofit or fiscally sponsored organizations for conservation projects that protect or restore the natural environment, or for projects that educate residents and visitors about the importance of land and water conservation.

Two $500 grants will be awarded by Dec. 9. All submitted applications will be reviewed by a grants committee to determine a pool of top applicants. Donors from the past quarter will vote on the top two projects in that pool to receive the funds.

Applications are short, and reporting is through video and photography. Application packets can be found at www.ponoproject.org, under Projects and Grants. The deadline for all application materials is 5 p.m. Nov. 15.

For questions or information, email Paula McLane at paula@ponoproject.org.


Open house for Montessori

Montessori Hale O Keiki will hold an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 7 at its campus at 100 Kulanihakoi St. in Kihei.

The event allows parents and community members an opportunity to “become a student” and learn about the materials, the philosophy and journey from pre-K to 8th grade at the school. Participants may also meet faculty and spend time in the classroom.

Attendees should RSVP to 874-7441 or send email to patty@mhok.org.

The event is open only to parents. No children will be allowed.

For more information, see mhok.org.


Spay, neuter clinics scheduled

9th Life Hawaii will hold five free/low-cost cat spay/neuter clinics in November.

The nonprofit organization has sterilized more than 5,551 cats for the Maui community, most in its own fully equipped surgery room, according to an announcement.

Cats as young as 8 weeks old can be sterilized. Owned, feral, stray, homeless and colony cats are welcome, but noticeably pregnant cats nor any sick cats will not be spayed.

A $35 minimum donation is suggested, but clinics are always free in cases of hardship.

Volunteers will pick up cats at designated locations and transport them to the clinic for surgery. Surgeries are performed by licensed veterinarians. Cats will be returned to the pickup location later the same day.

Call 573-3365 and follow the instructions to register for this clinic, or send email to info@9thlifehawaii.org for a surgical consent form.

To learn more about 9th Life Hawaii, visit www.9thlifehawaii.org.


Chef will talk at Rotary event

Susan “Chef Teton” Campbell will be the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Maui’s noon luncheon meeting Thursday in the Class Act dining room at the University of Hawaii Maui College.

Campbell holds several nutrition, culinary and education certificates. She is a regular teacher for Whole Foods Market at Maui Mall and was the wellness chef for the 2009-2011 Maui County Ag Festivals.

Campbell has been a teacher and speaker for various organizations such as the Farmers Union, the Vegetarian Society and the American Heart Association.

She holds retreats on Maui with her “seed to soul” format – aligning the body, mind, soul and earth, according to a news release.

The cost is $20 per person for the luncheon and meeting, which is open to the public. For more information, email president@rotaryclubofmaui.org.


Volunteers sought for project

The Friends of Haleakala National Park seek volunteers to help with a service project in Haleakala Nov. 9-11. Volunteers will stay at Holua cabin, remove invasive plants and do other service projects. For more information, email michele@fhnp.org or visit www.fhnp.org/servicetrips.

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MECO energy contract manager to speak

Donald Mahoe Jr., energy contract manager at Maui Electric Co., will be the guest speaker at the noon meeting of the Rotary Club of Kahului on Monday at Cafe O’Lei at the Dunes at Maui Lani.

Mahoe will talk about the complexities of implementing solar projects.

Mahoe is a Maui native. Prior to joining Maui Electric, he worked for Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar as an energy, research and financial analyst. He attended Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash., and has worked in finance-based roles for both the Boeing Co. and Microsoft.

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

Information about speakers and club service projects can be found at www.kahuluirotary.org. For more information, call club President Paul Janes-Brown at 572-8000.


Fishing regulation proposals topic of talk

A presentation on “Concerns with Maui’s Nearshore Fish Resources and How You Can Get Involved” will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Maui Ocean Center’s Sea Talk series at the aquarium in Maalaea.

Conducting the presentation will be state aquatic biologist Russell Sparks, who will discuss how the public can get involved with the rule-making process. He will also talk about some newly proposed fishing regulations for Maui and Lanai, such as the regulated species bag and size limit rules.

A question-and-answer session will follow.

Seating is limited. Reservations are recommended. Entry is through the aquarium’s front gate from 5:30 to 6 p.m.

To reserve a seat, call 270-7088.


Italian native to speak about culture

Simona Patierno will speak about the culture of southern Italy during a 6 p.m. meeting, with potluck supper, of the Italian American Social Club on Tuesday. The meeting will take place in St. Theresa’s hall in Kihei.

Patierno’s talk will feature stories from her childhood as well as a selection of foods she ate as a child growing up in southern Italy.

The public is invited to attend. For more information, email Donald Tedesco at dstedesco@gmail.com.


Rotary club will visit glass works studio

A “Rotary on the Road” vocational tour will replace the regular morning meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise on Wednesday.

Club members and guests are invited to go on a tour of the Makai Glass Works Studio in Haliimaile. The one-hour tour will begin at 10:30 a.m. After the tour, participants will walk across the street from the studio to Haili’imaile General Store for lunch.

Those wishing to car pool to the tour from Kihei may meet in the Ruby Tuesday’s/Outback parking lot at 9:45 a.m.

This event is open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, email Vocational Chair Margie Flores at margief1202@yahoo.com.


Hawaiian sailing canoes subject of lecture

Kamehameha Schools Maui will present part two of its Huliau Film and Lecture Series about Hawaiian sailing canoes on Tuesday.

Light refreshments will be served from 6 to 6:30 p.m. in the high school dining hall, and the lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m. outdoors. Attendees are advised to bring a sweater, beach chair or mat.

Chad “Kalepa” Baybayan, captain and navigator of Hokule’a, Hawai’iloa, Hokualaka’i, is the guest lecturer.

Baybayan will share his knowledge of voyaging gleaned from his many experiences aboard the Hawaiian sailing canoes.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 572-3118.


‘Touchdowns for Tatas’ at Dollies Pub

Dollies Pub & Cafe at 3785 Lower Honoapiilani Road, Kahana, will have a “Touchdowns for Tatas” fundraiser for the Pacific Cancer Foundation during the Seattle Seahawks versus St. Louis Rams NFL game Monday.

Funds from $1 prize ticket donations, plus a $25 donation per touchdown from Dollies, will go to the Pacific Cancer Foundation. Prizes will be given away at the end of each quarter. All money raised will be spent on Maui County cancer patients, according to a news release.

Kickoff begins at 2:40 p.m. Participants are encouraged to wear pink.


Chow fun tickets on sale, bazaar Saturday

Wailuku Shingon Mission will have a bazaar from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday. Featured will be an rummage sale, chow fun, shave ice, hot dogs, assorted other snacks and food items, and crafts.

Tickets for chow fun are being sold for $7 a quart. Tickets can be obtained by calling Calvin at 283-1530, the church at 244-3800 or Maui Beverage at 244-9079 between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.


Academy announces costume dance party

Aloha Ballroom Dance Academy will host its annual Howl-O-Ween Costume Dance Party from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Kihei Community Center.

The evening will feature contemporary Latin and ballroom music, followed by a top-40 dance party disc jockey mix inviting everyone on the dance floor.

Prizes for the best costumes will be given at this pupu potluck, nonalcoholic, community event for adults only (no children are allowed on the premises). Admission is $10 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

For more information about the Aloha Ballroom Dance Academy or the Howl-O-Ween Costume Dance Party, email Rita O’Connor at ritaoc@hawaii.rr.com or call 891-8747. The academy’s website is at www.alohaballroom.com.


Free film to screen on Halloween night

Wailuku Public Library will show the film “Oz: The Great and Powerful,” starring James Franco and Rachel Weisz, at 6 p.m. Thursday.

This film is rated PG and is free and open to all ages. For more information, call the library at 243-5766.


‘Boochfest’ event on Halloween night

Doorway Into Light, a nonprofit organization on Maui active in educating and supporting the dying and their families, will hold its annual Boochfest fundraiser from 7 to 11 p.m. Thursday in the Makawao Union Church hall.

There will be an open kombucha bar with kombucha provided by Maui Kombucha.

Featured artists are DJ Ged, Samba Mix and the Mabanzi Marimba Band.

Tickets are $20; children under 10 will be admitted free. Tickets may be purchased at Maui Kombucha in Haiku, or at the door.


Halloween event at Hope Chapel in Kihei

Hope Chapel in Kihei will present a Trunk-or-Treat Spectacular from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Pony rides, a hayride, a petting zoo, keiki dancing, games, food and more will be available.

A $3-per-person admission includes candy, rides and attractions. Food and drink will be available for an additional charge.

All proceeds from this event will go to Before I am Taken, a project of Global Hope to stop human trafficking before it starts.


Chapel will host harvest festival

Kumulani Chapel will host its annual harvest festival for keiki from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hale Hokulani (The Barn) in Kapalua, on Office Road across from Sansei restaurant.

Keiki through 5th grade are encouraged to dress in friendly costumes.

Activities and food will include game booths, prizes, candy, hot dogs, popcorn and jumping castles. Admission is free.

Families are encouraged to bring canned or nonperishable food donations for Feed My Sheep.

For more information, call Kumulani Chapel at 669-6905.


Beach cleanup seeks volunteers

Maui Ocean Center will host a beach cleanup from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Sugar Beach in Kihei.

Volunteers are asked to meet at the Kealia Pond Boardwalk. Malama Maui Nui will

provide gloves, trash bags, grabbers and vests.

For more information, contact info@mauioceancenter.com or 270-7000.


Crafters sought for Christmas fair

Crafters are being sought for the St. Joseph Christmas Craft Fair to be held from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 16 in the church gym in Makawao.

The event will included live music, a visit from Santa, live music, baked goods and local food items.

For crafter applications and information about fees, call Donna Pico at the church office at 572-7652.

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Protecting Olowalu reefs topic of talk

A talk titled “Operation: Olowalu Reef” will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Pacific Whale Foundation’s Discovery Center at the Harbor Shops at Maalaea.

The event will look at what is being done to protect the reefs as development plans are underway in Olowalu.

The presentation will include Sarah McClane, executive director of Maui Nui Marine Resource Council, who will discuss the Maui Coral Reef Recovery Plan.

Another presenter will be John Fitzpatrick of the University of Hawaii, who will speak on his research using citizen science and GoPro cameras to evaluate coral reef health at Olowalu.

The Making Waves Lecture Series event is free and open to the public. For more information, see www.pacificwhale.org or call 249-8811, ext. 1.


Job fair for people with disabilities

Ka Lima O Maui will hold its second annual Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the MEO classrooms located at 99 Mahalani St. in Wailuku.

The theme of the job fair, in honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, is “Because We Are EQUAL to the task,” according to an announcement.

The job fair is open to all people with disabilities, and there is no cost to attend. Employers such as Walmart, Starbucks, Lowe’s, Kmart, Macy’s, HC&S, Maui Memorial Medical Center, Hyatt Regency, Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, Old Navy, Minit Stop, Teddy’s Bigger Burgers, Maui County Federal Credit Union, Habitat for Humanity, Whole Foods, Destination Resorts and The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui will be in attendance.

Ka Lima O Maui is a nonprofit organization that specializes in helping adults with disabilities with job skills training and employment services. To find out more, visit www.kalimaomaui.org or email Erin Ramirez at erin@kalimaomaui.org or call 281-5717.


‘Night of Delight’ at Haleakala Waldorf

Haleakala Waldorf School will present its annual theatrical journey, “Night of Delight,” on Saturday on the school’s Kula campus. There are two show times, 5 and 6:30 p.m.

Children ages 2 to 10, may find themselves in a fairy land, on a pirate ship or in a mermaid’s underwater lair in this Halloween-theme alternative to trick-or-treating.

In each realm, they will be greeted by characters who present a speech, song or play, then offer a small gift. The intent is to create a magical and wondrous experience, not a scary one, according to an announcement.

Participants are asked to wear friendly costumes and bring flashlights and their imaginations. Healthy refreshments will be available.

Admission is $10 per person.

For more information, call 878-2511 or visit www.waldorfmaui.org.


Students collecting donations for Fun Run

Wailuku Elementary School students are collecting donations for a campus Fun Run set for Nov. 27. The annual event raises funds for activities such as field trips, creative movement and enrichment classes.

Donors may request receipts, which are included in the Fun Run packets distributed to the students.

For more information, call PTSA President Christine Ortiz at 283-1626.


Strange new worlds topic of presentation

Marcelo Emilio will explain the main detection methods used to find exoplanets and describe findings during a 6:30 p.m. presentation Friday titled “A Thousand Worlds.”

This free event will take place at the Maikalani UH Institute for Astronomy Advanced Technology Research Center, 34 Ohia Ku St. in Pukalani.

Scientists have confirmed the existence of 992 exoplanets in 755 planetary systems, according to a news release. Some of these planets are so different from our own that they resemble the fictional planet Tatooine from the Star Wars saga; that planet had two suns.

Emilio’s talk will also cover some of his own research hunting for exoplanets. The presentation is part of the research center’s ongoing Maikalani community lecture series.


Rotary clubs to raise funds to end Polio

Eight Maui Rotary clubs will join Rotary clubs around the world on Saturday in an effort to end polio.

Rotary club members and high school students will be dressed in Halloween costumes between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the entrances of Safeway in Lahaina and Kahului; at Long’s Drugs in Kihei, Kahului, Wailuku and Pukalani; and inside Fernando’s restaurant at the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center.

The students will hold collection jars and accept contributions to support this effort.

It is the goal of the eight Maui Rotary clubs to collect at least $400 each during this event.

Since 1985, more than 2 billion children have been immunized by Rotarians against the crippling disease, and all but three countries have been declared polio-free. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is now matching two to one Rotary’s contributions up to $35 million per year, through 2018.

For further information about this effort and Rotary Clubs on Maui, contact assistant governors Joanne Laird at 757-0981 or Hugh Chare at 268-2741.


Sun Yat-sen topic of free presentation

“The Stories of Dr. Sun Yat-sen: His Vision for Universal Peace and Global Harmony,” a free presentation, will be offered at Lahaina Public Library at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the children’s section.

Dr. Busaba Yip, Chinese cultural liaison of the Wo Hing Museum in Lahaina, will conduct the presentation about Sun Yat-sen, known as the father of modern China.

Sun Yat-sen was a Chinese revolutionary and a Western medical doctor who began his education in Hawaii. His political ideals were grounded by three main principles: nationalism, livelihood and equality.

Following the presentation, Yip will lead a walking tour of Lahaina Chinatown on Front Street, from the library to the Wo Hing Museum. The one-hour program is suitable for ages 12 and older.

Lahaina Public Library is located at 680 Wharf St. For more information, call the library at 662-3950.


BHS Class of ’67 announces reunion

The 46th reunion for the alumni of Baldwin High School’s Class of 1967 will take place Monday. For detailed reunion information, call Kenui Kukaua at 572-2324, Karen Lau Hee Ogata at 385-7172 or Daryl Kaluakini Atay at 244-3528.


Halloween bash to benefit foundation

Three’s Bar and Grill will host Maui AIDS Foundation’s annual Halloween Bash from 8:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. There will be a costume contest with winners every hour and dancing to three disc jockeys – DJ LaRage, DJ Trvr, and DJ Kurt. Radio personality Trish Da Dish will be mistress of ceremonies.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. All ticket sales and 15 percent of food and beverage sales will be donated to the foundation.

This year’s event is being dedicated to former foundation employee Rodger (Raja) Shortell, who died in September.

Tickets may be purchased at www.mauiaids.org or at the foundation office in Wailuku, 1935 Main St., Suite 101, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Book sale will support libraries

Maui Friends of the Library will celebrate National Friends of the Library week with a book sale in front of Whole Foods Market at the Maui Mall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Donated fiction and nonfiction books will be on sale, with all proceeds supporting programs and materials for Maui’s public libraries.

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

For more information, visit www.mauifriendsofthelibrary.org.


Volunteers sought for beach cleanup

Landshark Lager, an Anheuser-Busch brand, is teaming up with Ocean Conservancy in support of the organization’s International Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday.

This year, employees from Anheuser-Busch Sales of Hawaii are volunteering to be a part of this effort to help clean Hawaii’s beaches.

Volunteers are welcome to join Anheuser-Busch Maui at Sugar Beach, Maalaea, from 8:30 to 11 a.m., with lunch to follow at Beach Bums restaurant.

T-shirts will be provided to volunteers. For more information, contact Greg Cabanting at 870-7350 or greg.cabanting@anheuser-busch.com.


Maui forest birds topic of presentation

Hanna Mounce, interim project coordinator and avian conservation research facilitator for the Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project, will be the guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Maui’s noon meeting Thursday at Cary and Eddie’s Hideaway in Kahului.

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

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


Halloween keiki story time Sunday

Joanne Laird, program director for the Read Aloud America Program, will present Halloween keiki story time at Whole Foods Market in Kahului at 2 p.m. Sunday.

The event will be in the market’s deli area, following the Family Fun Sundays program at Maui Mall.

This 30-minute story time is geared for children ages pre-kindergarten through 2nd grade.

It will feature readings from popular Halloween-themed children’s picture books.

There will be healthy snacks provided by Whole Foods Market for the keiki, and at the conclusion of the read-aloud session each child will be able to select a new book from the Read Aloud America library to take home.

Children attending this keiki story time in a Halloween costume will receive a special gift from Whole Foods Market. There will also be drawings for special prizes at the conclusion of the program. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.


Olympian to share 8 winning points

The Rotary Club of Maui will host Olympian and performance coach Annette Lynch at its noon meeting Thursday in the Class Act Dining Room at the University of Hawaii Maui College. The title of her talk is “Discover and Share your Brilliance.”

Lynch achieved her dreams to represent Australia at the 2000 Olympics as a beach volleyball player. After retirement from the sport and feeling like she had lost the “winner’s edge,” she discovered the secrets to personal power and performance, which she has translated to winning in business and life, according to an announcement.

Lynch trained as a Master Results coach and launched her own coaching business, Annetteffect. In 2010, she published her first book, “Success Beyond Sport,” which teaches eight winning points for success and fulfillment, which will be shared in her talk. The cost is $20 for the lunch and meeting.

For more information, email president@rotaryclubofmaui.org.

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AARP official to speak at meeting

Jackie Boland, community outreach director with the AARP state staff, will present information about the Affordable Care Act and how it affects Hawaii families at the regular meeting of the Kula AARP Chapter on Monday at the Kula Community Center.

The meeting will begin with refreshments at 9 a.m., followed by the program at 9:30 a.m. After a brief business meeting, there will be a potluck luncheon.

Boland will also discuss what the National AARP organization is working on in health and long- term care, livable communities and retirement security.

The meeting is open to the public. No reservations are necessary. Guests are welcome to participate in the potluck lunch. Members and guests are also encouraged to bring food for the Maui Food Bank.

For information, call Diane Logsdon at 878-3448.


Bullying topic of free presentation

“How to Overcome Bullying,” a free presentation by author Adam Cafege, will be offered at Makawao Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the adult reading section.

Cafege will present positive strategies for dealing with bullying and read from his new book “Of Petals and Hope: Sonny Sunflower Triumphs Over Bullying.”

This full-color children’s book, written with visual artist Marconi Calindas, tells the story of Sonny Sunflower, who is being bullied for being a different kind of flower.

Through the friendship and support of a few flowers, and his own innate strength of character, Sonny realizes his dream of being loved and accepted for who he is.

The authors chose this subject because they want people to know that it is OK to be different, according to an announcement.

This one-hour program is suitable for ages 8 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.

Makawao Public Library is located at 1159 Makawao Ave. For more information, call the library at 573-8785.


Managing weeds a subject at meeting

Weed identification and management will be one of the topics presented at the Maui Association of Landscape Professionals meeting Tuesday in the Community Services Building at the University of Hawaii Maui College.

Stephen Kimball of Bayer will be the featured speaker at 7 p.m., following an update on the East Maui Ridge and Reef Initiative (West Maui Kumuwai) at 6:30 p.m. by Tova Callender.

In addition to weed identification, Kimball describe how to calculate the proper formulations of herbicides.

Kimball has degrees in chemistry and biology as well as master’s degrees in business administration and project management. He has been the Bayer sales manager for Hawaii for the past 11 years.

The public is welcome. For more information, call 268-6927.


Speakers sought for TEDxYouth

TEDxYouth@SeaburyHall is looking for Maui student speakers ages 12 to 18 for its inaugural event April 6 in Seabury Hall’s A’ali’ikuhonua Creative Arts Center.

The event’s theme is “Imagining a Better Tomorrow.” Students can share a new scientific finding, tell an inspiring story or discuss an idea worth spreading.

The goal is to empower Maui youth, according to an announcement.

To apply to be a speaker or to learn more, visit the TEDxYouth@SeaburyHall website at tedxyouthseaburyhall.com or send email to tedxyouthseaburyhall@gmail.com.

The deadline for speaker application forms is Oct. 31.


S. Korean official to speak Wednesday

Kim Chin Sol, international coordinator in the Policy Planning Department of the Goyang municipal government of South Korea, 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.

Through his employment with the municipal government, Sol has become knowledgeable about the characteristics of Korean leisure travelers to foreign destinations, according to an announcement. Goyang is one of Maui County’s sister cities.

The cost of the breakfast is $22. The public is invited. For more information call President Christine Pawliuk at 292-2242 or visit www.kiheirotary.org.


Caring for elders topic of workshop

Caring for elders who live at home is the topic of at Eden at Home workshop from 8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Nov. 2 at Kaunoa Senior Center.

A team of three Eden at Home associates will conduct the workshop.

A $10 registration fee will cover the costs of shipping the workshop manual from New York, a light lunch and refreshments. Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m. the day of the workshop.

Dr. Michael Cheang of the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Department of Family & Consumer Sciences will assist with the workshop.

The deadline to reserve a seat is Oct. 29. For more information, call Makawao Hongwanji, 572-7229.


Dental assisting program orientation

University of Hawaii Maui College’s Dental Assisting Program will hold a general orientation meeting for prospective students at 4 p.m. Thursday at Maui Oral Health Center in Wailuku.

The accredited two-semester program provides students with the skills needed to work in the dental profession, according to an announcement. Students are taught in the classroom while receiving hands-on clinical training at the Maui Oral Health Center and at private-practice dental offices on Maui.

For more information or to reserve a seat, call 984-3250.


Rotary club will meet Wednesday

Stephen Strode, with United Self Help, will be guest speaker at the noon meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea on Wednesday.

The meeting will take place at Mulligans on the Blue. The cost for lunch is $16.

The public is welcome.

Local Briefs

Tashombe will perform at fundraiser

The Mana’olana Pink Paddlers will present a dance party and silent auction fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Hard Rock Cafe in Lahaina.

The event, called Pinktober, is to raise money for the nonprofit’s cancer support programs and to fix its pink canoe, which was damaged when being transported to Canoe Beach for the Paddle for Life Voyage to Lanai recently. A $10 door donation is suggested.

Blues/jazz musician Fulton Tashombe and his band will provide dance music. This event marks Tashombe’s return performance since he successfully underwent a double lung transplant, according to an announcement.

The event will also include a silent auction.

The Mana’olana Pink Paddlers is a nonprofit outrigger paddling organization focused on helping cancer survivors.


Dann Seki to share ghostly tales today

Storyteller Dann Seki will present “Obake and other Ghostly Tales of Japan and Hawaii” at 1:30 p.m. today at Wailuku Public Library.

This 45-minute program is suitable for ages 10 and older. It is being presented as part of the Hawaii Public Library System’s Youth and Teen Read Week.

For more information, call the library at 243-5766.


Discover Waldorf Tour on Saturday

Haleakala Waldorf School in Kula will present a Discover Waldorf Tour at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The tour, which is geared for adults, will provide a glimpse of what children experience in the classroom. The school’s campus is across from the Kula Post Office.

For more information, visit the school’s website at www.waldorfmaui.org or call 878-2511.


Sale to benefit feed the hungry program

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church will have a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Luftkin Parish Hall (behind the church). The church is at 2140 Main St. in Wailuku.

Items will include clothing, books, housewares, footwear, plants and baked goods.

Proceeds will benefit the church’s Ka ‘Ohana Kitchen Feed the Hungry Program. A meal is served at 12:30 p.m. every Sunday.


White Cane Day to raise awareness

The Maui Lions Club will raise awareness about blindness with a White Cane Day walk on Saturday from Ah Fook’s parking lot to Queen Ka’ahumanu Center. Walkers will meet at 8 a.m., and the walk will begin at 9 a.m.

Following the walk, a variety of organizations will participate in a health fair at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center that will end at 1 p.m.

For more information, call Jackie Yamamoto at 281-4474.


Rummage sale at Christ the King Church

Christ the King Church at 20 W. Wakea Ave. in Kahului will have a rummage sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the parish hall.

Sale items will include Christmas ornaments, bedroom furnishings, wall paintings, boogie boards, full and twin-size headboards, metal folding chairs, stools and more. For more information, call Pricilla Duque at 268-0371 or Christine Souza at 442-2197.


Electronics recycling event in Lahaina

5A Rent-A-Space in Lahaina, assisted by Maui County Electronics Recycling and Habitat For Humanity, will hold a free electronics recycling event from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday in 5A Rent-A-Space’s parking lot at 3600 Lower Honoapiilani Road.

Electronic waste equipment will be accepted and delivered to Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore Warehouse in Wailuku for refurbishment or recycling.

No appliances or hazardous waste will be accepted.

For more information contact Liz May at 669-5200 or liz5a@aol.com.


Calcium and vitamin D focus of lecture

YMCA dietician Maria Bohland will give a free lecture on the benefits of calcium and vitamin D at noon Saturday in the YMCA fitness studio.

The presentation is open to the public and will cover the importance of incorporating adequate amounts of calcium and vitamin D in the diet, according to an announcement.

Bohland has worked as a clinical dietitian for nearly a decade. She owned a private practice in California for four years before moving to Maui with the intent to educate the community.

The Maui Family YMCA is located at 250 Kanaloa Ave. in Kahului. For more information, contact Maui Family YMCA Health and Wellness Director Jean Nagata-Sevilla at ymcajean@gmail.com or 242-9007.


Rotarian Kim Dobson earns spirit award

Past President Joe Mitchell and President Stuart Karlan recently presented Kihei Wailea Rotary Club member Kim Dobson with the Rotary Spirit Award.

The award recognizes active involvement and participation during a new member’s first year after joining the club.


Adult costume contest to benefit school

The Montessori School of Maui will present a 21-and-over Halloween costume party from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 25 at the school campus.

The third annual “Ghoulin Rouge” event will raise school funds.

Gourmet food, handcrafted artisan cocktails, Mark Johnstone’s jazz trio and a funky DJ dance party by Valerie the Vibe Goddess, are part of the festivities. There also will be a silent auction and costume contest.

Ticket packages for $100 and $200 are available. For more information, visit www.momi.org.


Kula School meeting to plan anniversary

A meeting to plan the Kula School 50th anniversary celebration will be held in the school cafeteria from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

All are welcome to attend. Anyone interested may call the school office at 876-7610.

Local Briefs

Changing behavior topic of workshop

An Eye Movement Integration Therapy workshop will take place Oct. 26 and 27 at Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu.

Attendees will learn how limiting beliefs about identity, values, capability, behavior and environment get in the way of achieving higher goals, according to an announcement.

Presenter Stan Dokmanus is a certified practitioner of neuro-linguistic programming (a from of applied psychology) and a certified substance abuse counselor. He has presented workshops at the University of Hawaii Maui College, the University of Hawaii Hilo and Tokai International University of Oahu. He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and 30 years’ experience in the field.

Certified substance abuse counselors will receive 12 continuing education credits.

The workshop will begin with breakfast at 8 a.m., followed by the session start at 8:30 a.m. It will run until 4:30 p.m. Lunch will be at noon.

Tuition is $199 for an individual – $175 if paid by Wednesday. A study buddy rate is $385, or $322 if paid by the Wednesday deadline. Two meals are included each day.

For more information, or to enroll, email standokmanus1@outlook.com or call 385-4550.


Pre-sale chow fun tickets available

A rummage sale, craft items and snacks and food will be part of a bazaar at Wailuku Shingon Mission from 7 a.m. to noon Nov. 2.

The mission is located at 1939 North St.

Chow fun, hot dogs and shave ice will be among food items for sale.

Pre-sale chow fun tickets may be purchased by calling 283-1530, Maui Beverage at 244-9079 between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. or the church at 244-3800.


Police officer to address AARP

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

The guest speaker will be Emily Kibby, a community police officer in the Maui Police Department’s Kihei district. She will provide information about volunteer activities within the MPD.

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


Disability awareness subject of talk

Erin Ramirez, a marketing specialist and job developer at Ka Lima O Maui, 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.

Ramirez will discuss the activities that Ka Lima O Maui will sponsor this month in celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

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


Seabury Hall will host open house

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

Information on the school’s mission and philosophy, upper and middle school curriculum, extracurricular programs, application and financial aid process will be presented by the head of school, division heads and admissions team. Faculty will give short demonstrations in their classrooms.

The morning will include a campus tour, student presentations and refreshments. Information will also be shared about the Malone Foundation scholarship and the Maunalei and Hawaiian Ancestry scholarships.

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


Grand opening will benefit foundation

A grand opening event for Java Jazz Shave Ice, Bakery and Boutique in Honokowai from noon to 6 p.m. Monday will include a silent auction and raffle benefiting the Soldiers Appreciation Vacation Foundation. The organization brings Purple Heart soldiers to Maui for seven-day, all-expenses paid “appreciation vacations,” complete with accommodations, activities and meals provided by Java Jazz, according to an announcement.

In addition to free shave ice samplings, there will be a musical performance by Farzad Azad and Mike Madden.

The store is located in the Honokowai Marketplace at 3350 Lower Honoapliilani Road. For more information, call 667-0787.


Maui March of Dimes plans event

The Maui March of Dimes’ 6th annual Wave of Light candle-lighting ceremony in honor of those who have been touched by pregnancy or infant loss will be held at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday on the lawn fronting the Kalana O Maui building at 200 S. High St.

“This is a highly anticipated event for friends and family that have been touched by pregnancy and infant loss. It’s an opportunity to remember and honor our little ones and to do so among parents who understand the uniqueness of the loss,” said Lauren Wilson, chairwoman of the event.

The March of Dimes estimates that each week in Hawaii, three babies die before their first birthdays.

The ceremony is part of a global event held at 7 p.m. in every time zone with the goal of creating a “continuous wave of light.”

Participants are asked to be present by 6:45 p.m. Candles and refreshments will be provided.

For more information and to reserve a space, contact Lauren Wilson at 264-3007 or october15thhawaii@gmail.com.


Free workshop for at home egg farmers

A free workshop for backyard egg farmers and buyers will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Community Services Building at the University of Hawaii Maui College.

Topics will include candling and grading eggs, washing and good handling practices, packaging and labeling, compliance with federal and state laws, and resources for backyard egg farmers.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own eggs for questions and answers and hands-on candling practice.


Conflict resolution theme of event

Mediation Services of Maui will host an open house at its location in the J. Walter Cameron Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday in observance of the Association for Conflict Resolution’s 8th annual Conflict Resolution Day. The office is at 95 Mahalani St., Suite 25, in Wailuku.

The public is invited to visit and learn more about the conflict-resolution services the organization offers. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

The Maui County Council passed a resolution Oct. 4 in recognition of Conflict Resolution Day.

For more information, call 244-5744, email info@mauimediation.org, or visit www.mauimediation.org.


Farming and pest control topic of talk

University of Hawaii Maui College professor Ann Emmsley will be the guest speaker at the noon meeting on Thursday of the Rotary Club of Maui at the Class Act Dining Room on the UH-MC campus.

She will speak about “Farming and Biological Pest Control.”

Emmsley is the program coordinator of the agriculture and natural resources department at UH-MC. She is a recipient of the Regent’s Medal for Excellence in teaching and has helped students and residents launch sustainable agriculture businesses.

The meeting is open to the public. The cost is $20 per person for the luncheon and meeting. For more information, contact president@rotaryclubofmaui.org.


Maui Farm hosts haunted Haiku hike

Awalau Farm’s 2nd annual Haunted Haiku Hike is scheduled Saturday and Sunday and Oct. 26-27, from noon-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m., at Awalau Farm, 1008 Awalau Road in Haiku.

Daytime guided hikes are geared for children; farm owner Jeremy Safron will talk about folkore and the history of Haiku, with attractions and characters, fairies, a mythical creature petting zoo, a maze and more.

The evening hike is geared for adults. Attractions will turn scary, and hikers must watch out for zombies, fire-breathing monsters, and goblins of the night.

Tickets are $5 for children, $10 for adults when purchased online, and $15 at the door.

For tickets and information, visit www.hauntedhaikuhike.com.

Local Briefs

Newly found native plants topic of talk

Rare plant expert Hank Oppenheimer will talk about newly found native plants at 7 p.m. Friday in the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center’s pool room annex in Pukalani.

Oppenheimer is the Maui Nui plant extinction prevention program coordinator. He will introduce the unique plants, their habitats, and the efforts to save and protect them.

The Native Hawaiian Plant Society is presenting the event in the meeting room next to the Upcountry pool and across the street from Foodland.

Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 575-9540.


Meeting to finalize details of anniversary

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

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

For more information, contact Lynn Araki-Regan at 280-1299 or visit www.hpbaldwinmaui75th.com.


Senior club to present bazaar Saturday

The Lahaina-Honolua Senior Citizens Club will hold its annual bazaar from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the West Maui Senior Center, 788 Pauoa St. in Lahaina.

There will be sushi, chow fun, baked goods, plants, clothing, and miscellaneous household items for sale. Anyone wishing to donate nonperishable items may do so from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, at the center’s multipurpose room. Perishable items should be dropped off before 9 a.m. on the day of the bazaar.

For more information, call 661-4208 for more information.


Pukalani Community Association to meet

The Pukalani Community Association will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center’s downstairs meeting room.

All Pukalani residents are invited to attend. Agenda items include election of new officers and continued discussion on the Pukalani bus routes and bus stops.

For more information, contact Donna Clayton at 269-8014 or donnajclayton@hawaii.rr.com.


BHS class of ’83 announces reunion

The Baldwin High School Class of 1983 will have a reunion at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at Tiffany’s Bar & Grill in Wailuku.

This gathering coincides with Baldwin’s 75th anniversary celebrations.

To RSVP, contact Malorie Arisumi at bhsco83@aol.com or Todd Hayase at 385-5154.


Italian American club to host picnic

The Italian American Club of Maui will host its 19th annual potluck picnic at Villa Vitale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 45 Welina Place in Kula 200.

Attendees are asked to bring a potluck dish that serves five or more, and they are encouraged to participate in meatball and dessert cook-off contests. There also will be a bocce ball contest with prizes.

The club will provide soda, water, tea, juice, beer and wine. Persons interested in swimming in the large swimming pool must bring towels and swimsuits.

The picnic event is a family affair with children, grandchildren, friends and potential members welcomed.

For more information, contact Diane Alba-Means at 280-8008. To learn more about the club, visit www.italianamericanclubofmaui.com.


Free outdoor movie at Hope Chapel

The Hope Chapel Children’s Ministry in Kihei will present free outdoor movie night, Sunday, featuring a screening of “Rio.”

The event will start at 4:30 p.m. with the movie beginning at sunset. No coolers are allowed, but food will be available for purchase. Craft table and games also will be set up. Attendees may bring beach chairs and blankets.

For more information, call 879-3853.


Alumni will join BHS marching band

In celebration of Baldwin High School’s 75th anniversary, organizers are looking for one alumni from every graduating class, starting with 1939, to join the marching band during the half-time show at the homecoming game against King Kekaulike on Oct. 25 at the War Memorial Stadium. For more information, contact Donna Vierra at 727-3192.


Children’s center accepting applications

Maui Economic Opportunity’s Kahi Kamali’i Infant and Toddler Center is accepting applications for services for children 12 months to 3 years old.

Services are provided behind the Cameron Center in Wailuku. Scholarships may be available for income-eligible families.

Applications may be completed at the MEO Family Center, located at 99 Mahalani St. in Wailuku, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on federal and state holidays. For more information, call 249-2988.


Vendors sought for church bazaar

Arts and craft vendors are being sought for the Christ the King Church bazaar Nov. 16.

The bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church at 20 W. Wakea Ave. in Kahului.

Interested vendors can contact Conrado Cortez at bazaar@ctkchurchmaui.org.

Local Briefs

Seed stewardship topic of talk Monday

Elan Goldbart, a self-described “steward of seeds,” will introduce the practice of growing, breeding and saving locally adapted and open pollinated seeds at 7 p.m. Monday in the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center’s pool room annex in Pukalani.

Presented by Maui Upcountry Sustainability, the event will be held in the room next to the Upcountry pool and across from Foodland.

Goldbart will offer his experience as a farmer, educator and mentor in agrobiodiversity, as well as having participated in the Demeter Seeds Project at the University of California Santa Cruz.

As the farm manager at Hale Makua and the developer of the website www.seedlibraries.org, Goldbart is prepared to help Maui take next steps toward a formalized seed exchange program.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 573-9260.


Role of culture to be debated at event

The Philosophy Club of Seabury Hall will host a symposium titled “It’s the Culture Stupid!” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the ‘A’ali’ikuhonua Creative Arts Center.

The panel for this investigation into the role of culture in American society will include anthropologist and historian Dorothy Pyle, the Rev. Leonard Musisi Ssempijja and English teacher Carson Strohecker.

The free event is open to the public.


Bracelet sales will benefit Pink Paddlers

Ten dollars from the sale of each Power of Pink Breast Cancer Bracelet purchased at Brighton in Whalers Village during October will support the Manaolana Pink Paddlers of Kihei, according to an announcement.

The Pink Paddlers use traditional Hawaiian outrigger canoes to encourage physical exercise, build confidence and friendship for cancer survivors and supporters.

Local Briefs

MHS gearing up for 100-year celebration

Maui High School will present its Gala of the Century event from 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at the school campus in Kahului. The centennial celebration will feature food, entertainment, souvenirs, prizes and more.

Tickets are $35. Pupus, luau dinner, entertainment and one prize drawing entry are included in the ticket price. One hundred prizes will be given away.

The all-alumni entertainment line-up will feature: Sapphire and Friends, Dementia, Homestead, Maui Taiko, Kanoa of GoMega, Uluwehi Guerrero and Nuff Sedd.

To purchase tickets or centennial souvenirs, visit www.mhsgala.com or call 727-4051.


Kidney support group announces meeting

Dr. Jay Lakkis, a nephrologist, will be the guest speaker at the support group meeting sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii and Hawaii Organ Transplant Support Group from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 10.

The meeting will take place at the Liberty Dialysis Conference Room, 105 Maui Lani Parkway in Wailuku.

For more information or to reserve a seat, call 986-1900 by Oct. 9.


Corporate strategies topic of talk today

Gordon Gillis, with Public Safety Solutions, will be guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea noon meeting today at Mulligans on the Blue in Wailea.

Gillis has extensive experience in planning, designing and implementing corporate strategies to create transformational shifts and culture change, according to an announcement. He works with public, private, for-profit and nonprofit groups. Gillis will share his business knowledge regarding leadership, managing human resources, conflict resolution and more.

The cost for lunch is $16. The public is invited.


Mayeda has new position with nonprofit

The American Cancer Society has selected Anna Mayeda of Wailuku as its new senior representative of community engagement.

In this capacity, she will lead the integration of community engagement, health systems and corporate and distinguished partner activities, including the Hope Lodge Hawai’i campaign for Maui County and West Hawaii.

Mayeda has been with the American Cancer Society since 2002.


Designers wanted for living art exhibition

The Maui Association of Landscape Professionals is looking for entrants for the 4th annual ARTSCAPES “Living Art Exhibition” as par of the 18th annual Maui Lawn and Garden Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at Maui Mall.

Exhibitors will create their designs within a 9-foot-by-7-foot-by-9-foot indoor space in one of the mall store fronts. Entries can include water features, moving parts, etc., and must be at least 50 percent plants.

Judges will award prize money for the top three entries, and members of the public will be invited to pick their favorite as well.

For more information about submitting a proposal for the competition, contact Gary Mohrlang at 298-8413, gmohrlang@gmail.com or go to www.malp.org.


Star Wars Reads Day at Makawao library

Makawao Public Library will participate in the second annual Star Wars Reads Day at 2 p.m. Saturday.

There will be giveaways, drawings and a meet-and-greet with “Star Wars” costumed characters.

Star Wars Reads Day is a national event that celebrates reading and the popular “Star Wars” movie series created by George Lucas. The event was created by Lucasfilm and its publishing partners.

This free event is suitable for all ages.

Contact the library at 573-8785 as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.


Rotary club plans Oktoberfest fundraiser

The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise will present its second annual Oktoberfest Extravaganza fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Pioneer Inn in Lahaina.

An authentic German buffet will be served along with music and dancing with an “oompah” band. There will also be a silent auction ending at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 each.

Event proceeds will help the club continue to support programs and projects benefitting the community.

To make a contribution to the event and/or silent auction, or to purchase tickets, contact Brandie Henderson at (888) 243-2903 or Tera Paleka at 870-3653. To have donated items picked up, call (512) 565-9570.


MHS Class of ’78 announces reunion

The Maui High School Class of 1978 will have its 35th class reunion beginning at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at Tante’s Island Cuisine in Kahului.

The cost for the event is $35 per person.

For more information, call Cielo Batan Molina at 264-4903.