Local Briefs

World War II history topic of presentation

Harry Green will be the guest speaker during the Rotary Club of Maui’s noon meeting Thursday in the Class Act Dining Room at the University of Hawaii Maui College.

His talk, “Love Sowed in a Field of Hatred,” will discuss the intersection of the lives of a Doolittle Raider, a member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the Japanese officer who led the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Smith was raised in Staten Island, N.Y., and is a 23-year resident of Kapalua. He is a lifelong student of World War II’s Pacific Theater, according to a news release.

The meeting is open to the public, there is a $20 fee for the luncheon meeting. For more information, email


Filmmaker to speak at Akaku event

Akaku: Maui Community Television will host Linda Booker, filmmaker of the documentary “Bringing It Home,” for a free question-and-answer period from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Akaku Center, 333 Dairy Road, in Kahului.

The film tells the story of hemp’s past, present and future through interviews with hemp business leaders and entrepreneurs, according to a news release. Light pupus will be served. The film is scheduled to screen at the Maui Film Festival’s FirstLight at 4 p.m. Jan. 5. For more information, call Akaku at 871-5554.


Youth conservation positions available

Kupu’s Hawaii Youth Conservation Corps is accepting applications for its seven-week 2014 summer Gateway Program.

Positions include team member, for ages 17 to 20, and team leader, for ages 21 and up. Participants will gain work experience and knowledge about the environment while working in some of the most beautiful ecosystems Hawaii has to offer, according to a news release. Positions are available statewide.

Members and leaders receive an educational award and a chance to earn college credits, and leaders receive a living allowance.

The deadline to apply is Feb. 28. For applications and more information, visit


Mrs. Hawai’i 2014 candidates sought

Candidates are being sought for the Mrs. Hawai’i 2014 competition, to be held in Honolulu in April. The competition will include interview, swimsuit and evening gown categories.

Mrs. Hawai’i 2014 will win $1,500 in cash in addition to other awards and prizes, which will include airfare and hotel accommodations at the pageant.

The entry deadline for the Hawaii competition is March 31.

For additional information, contact Jack James, recruitment chairman, at (808) 386-8608 or


KIRC is offering student internships

The Kaho’olawe Island Reserve Commission is offering internships for 60 college students of Native Hawaii descent through its Hui Kapehe Program. Students who are accepted will participate in one of KIRC’s core internship programs, according to a news release.

In partnership with University of Hawaii Maui College, the Hui Kapehe Program offers work-related experience, community service learning and job-shadowing opportunities focusing on sustainability and Hawaiian culture.

Visit online at for eligibility criteria, details and application forms.


Grant supports new radio series

The Portuguese Association of Maui has received a grant-in-aid from the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and Arts for production of a radio series on the Portuguese titled “Stories of Our People.”

The 26-segment series will air on KNUI-550 AM, Sunday nights at 8:30 p.m., starting Jan. 5.

“Stories of Our People” will focus on the origins of Portugal, its folk tales and legends, the Age of Discovery, immigration to Hawaii, as well as the poetry, language and music of the nation.

The $2,999 grant also includes funds for a beginning Portuguese language class, a Portuguese cuisine workshop and support for the Heritage Hall Chorale, a group that performs in both Portuguese and Spanish.

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Volleyball club treecycling program taking reservations

A Christmas Treecycle Program will be offered by Hawaiian Style Volleyball Club-17’s team Jan. 4 in Wailuku and Kahului and Jan. 5 in Pukalani, Kula and Makawao.

The club will pick up trees curbside and haul them to EKO Compost for a $10 donation per tree. Proceeds will help cover the team’s travel expenses, according to a news release.

Trees must be completely bare, visible from the road and placed outside by 8 a.m. on pickup day. Donations should be checks made out to Hawaiian Style Volleyball Club-17’s team and be in envelopes secured to the trees.

Reservations need to be placed by Jan. 3 by calling 283-8999.


Boy Scout troop to provide curbside holiday tree service

Boy Scouts Troop 22 will offer a curbside Christmas tree collection service in the Kihei/Wailea area Jan. 4. Trees must be free of decorations, including tinsel, lights, ornaments, wire and flocking, before they can be recycled.

The curbside pickup is available for a suggested donation of $10 per tree. Reservations may be made by calling 281-4589. Callers are asked to leave their name, phone number and address. Information may also be emailed to

For a $5 donation, Christmas trees can be dropped off at the Boy Scouts’ recycling site located on Piikea Avenue, across the street from Long’s in Kihei (behind Azeka Mauka on the way to Safeway), from 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 4.

All proceeds will benefit Boy Scouts Troop 22.


Realtors association donates $5,345 to Maui Food Bank

Members of the Realtors Association of Maui have donated $5,345 to the Maui Food Bank.

The association set aside $2,000 as “seed money” for the food bank drive. The members contributed the balance, with $1,520 arriving on the deadline of Nov. 26.

“It is gratifying to know that RAM members reacted so well to help the Maui Food Bank,” said RAM Chief Staff Executive Terry Tolman in a statement. “I hope that others who are able will do what they can, too. There’s no excuse for not doing all we can to end hunger in our community.”


Whale watch, breakfast benefit for BHS paddling team set

The fifth annual Whale Watch and Breakfast on the Beach benefitting the Baldwin High School paddling team will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Ka Lae Pohaku Beach in north Kihei.

The fundraiser, which includes whale watching from an outrigger canoe, is sponsored by the Kihei Canoe Club and is open to the public.

The buffet breakfast includes egg frittata with mushrooms or spinach; bacon, sausage or ham; rice, fresh fruit, coffee and juice and Coach Casey’s scones or cinnamon buns baked fresh that morning.

The money raised helps the team with the cost of uniforms, paddles and travel.

Tickets are $25. For tickets, reservations or more information, contact team coach, Casey Logsdon, by phone at 283-7068 or email at


Rabbi to speak at Kiwanis Thursday

Rabbi David Glickman of the Jewish Congregation of Maui will be the guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Maui meeting at noon Thursday at Cary & Eddie’s Hideaway.

He will speak about the Jewish religion and holidays and also draw correlations between Jewish culture and religion and Hawaiian culture and religion.

The meeting is open to the public. Lunch is $12. For more information, contact Kathy Anderson at 357-8877.


Participants will get workout at event

BeneFIT Imua will bring together Maui fitness instructors and participants for six straight hours of dance fitness workouts – all to benefit Maui children living with disabilities, special needs and developmental delays.

The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 4 at Pu’u Kukui Elementary School, 3700 Kehalani Mauka Parkway in Wailuku.

Special instructors will include Rayo McPhee (Zumba), Kelley McCarthy Cerny (Zumba), Keoni Manuel (Zumba), David Ward (Dancercise), Michele Austin (Bollywood) and Haley Callahan (Turbo Kick). Registration is $35. To register, visit


Open house at St. Anthony

St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School will have an open house from 9 to 11 a.m. Jan. 18.

The school will provide information about the curriculum, program and application process. Guests will visit classrooms and meet with the teachers and current students.

There will be a representative available for the athletic program, the business office and student activities and other administration personnel.

For more information, call 244-4190, ext. 232.

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Man wins national bridge championship

Kula resident Harjiner Ajmani won the Mini-Blue Ribbon Pairs event at the North American Bridge Championship in Phoenix held Nov. 28-Dec. 8.

His partner was Suman Agarwal of Hilliard, Ohio.

More than 5,000 bridge players from around the world participated in the tournament, according to a news release.


Blood donors have chance to win trip

People who donate blood to the Blood Bank of Hawaii between Monday and Jan. 4 will have a chance to win a trip for two to Las Vegas and will receive a coupon for two double-fudge brownies from Zippy’s.

Donors can schedule an appointment or check on drive information by calling (800) 372-9966 or visiting Listed below are the December blood drives on Maui. All of the drives will take place in classrooms 1 and 2 at Maui Economic Opportunity, 99 Mahalani St, Wailuku. The drives are subject to change.

* 9 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Monday

* 7 a.m.- 1 p.m. Tuesday

* 10 a.m. -4:45 p.m. Thursday

* 7 a.m. -2:15 p.m. Friday

Blood donors must be in good health, 18 or older (17 with signed Blood Bank of Hawaii parent/legal guardian consent form), weigh 110 pounds or more and bring a valid photo ID with date of birth.

There is no purchase or donation necessary for the Las Vegas trip giveaway, which includes round-trip fares for two, a four- or five-night hotel stay, three meals daily and round-trip airport transfers. See complete contest rules at


Kiwanis club spreads Christmas cheer

The Kiwanis Club of Maui held its annual Christmas party for the Maui Economic Opportunity Head Start program at Luana Gardens on Dec. 5.

The club provides Christmas gifts, ice cream, juice and Rice Krispies snacks.


Event a benefit for scholarship program

Tickets are now on sale for the American Association of University Women’s annual fundraiser whale watch, to be held 4 to 6 p.m. March 2. The whale watch raises money for the group’s college scholarship program.

Check-in is at 3:15 p.m. at the Pacific Whale Foundation Store in Maalaea.

Marine naturalists will be aboard, and there will be door prizes, heavy pupu and a cash bar.

Tickets are $35 per person and may be obtained from Karen Grafe at 874-5625 or any AAUW member.

AAUW offers three scholarships a year to women who have completed two years of post-secondary education and plan to continue at the University of Hawaii Maui College. Scholarship winners in 2013 were Misti Furomoto, Natalie Edgell and Alina R. Rhoades.

* This article contains a correction from the original published on Sunday, December 22, 2013. Harjiner Ajmani of Kula was misidentified in a photo caption published on Page D2 due to information provided to The Maui News.

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Wings to present ‘Christmas Cornucopia’

Peter and Melinda Wing, a husband-and-wife duo of storytellers and musicians, will present “Christmas Cornucopia” at Kahului Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. This free program will be conducted in the children’s area.

The Wings will share Christmas stories, and perform songs and skits. The couple have been telling stories and performing for more than 30 years, including in their former occupations as a preschool teacher and children’s librarian, respectively, according to a news release.

The Maui Friends of the Library is sponsoring this one-hour program that is suitable for ages 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

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

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


Holiday story time for keiki at Savers

Joanne Laird, program director for the Read Aloud America Program, will present Holiday Keiki Story Time at noon Saturday. The 30-minute read-aloud program will be at Savers, 380 Dairy Road, in Kahului.

The program is geared for children ages pre-kindergarten through 2nd grade.

Healthy snacks will be provided by Savers for the keiki. At the conclusion of the read-aloud session, each child will be able to select a gently used book from the Savers library to take home. There will also be drawings for special prizes for a number of children courtesy of Read Aloud America.

All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.


Deadline to order mochi is Saturday

A Wailuku Hongwanji Mission mochi sale and pounding demonstration will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. Dec. 28.

Mochi may also be ordered from the mission. Twelve pieces of plain mochi cost $6 and 10 pieces of an (sweet red beans) mochi cost $6.

A small okazari set is $2.50, and large okazari set is $5. The deadline for ordering is Saturday. The pickup time is from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 28. For more information, call the mission at 244-0406.


Author to sign ‘Travel Angel Handbook’

Maui author and radio personality Cindy Paulos will sign her latest book, “The Travel Angel Handbook,” from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Maui Friends of the Library store in Queen Ka’ahumnau Center.

Grammy-award winner George Kahumoku Jr. will play live for guests with selections from his “Wao Akua” and “Hymns of Hawaii” CDs.

Paulos’ book offers strategies for avoiding airport snags and in-flight fatigue, a news release said.

For further information, visit or call Paulos at 244-9145.


Rotary Clubs break food collection record

Nine Valley Isle Rotary Club collected a record-breaking amount of food for the Maui Food Bank in the recent “Rotary Gives Thanks” Food Drive.

Rotarians manned collection tables at seven places of business the weekend prior to Thanksgiving. More than 14,000 pounds of food was collected and more than $6,000 raised.

This “Rotary Gives Thanks” Food Drive is one of the many community service projects sponsored by Rotary Clubs on Maui. The clubs are Kahului, Kihei Sunrise, Kihei Wailea, Lahaina, Lahaina Sunrise, Maui, Upcountry, Valley Isle Sunset and Wailuku.

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


Cookbook sales to benefit United Way

Maui Electric Co.’s cookbook “Any Kine Grindz” is on sale, with all proceeds to benefit Maui United Way.

Featuring more than 150 recipes contributed by the company’s employees, the cookbook retails for $15 and can be purchased in Maui Electric’s customer service lobby, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, at 210 W. Kamehameha Ave. The book showcases various multiethnic dishes, unique slow-cooker recipes, as well as five-ingredient-or-less recipes and fun kid-friendly concoctions, according to a news release. The cookbook can also be purchased at Ah Fook’s, Pukalani Superette, Sew Special and TJ’s Warehouse Outlet.


Gift collection for children of inmates

Project Angel Tree helps make Christmas come alive for children of inmates, according to a news release. Gifts are delivered and given to the child on behalf of the absent parent.

For more information, contact Chaplain Henrietta Pua Hashimoto, Maui Community Correctional Center’s volunteer for 30 years.

She may be reached at 281-9390, or write MCCC, Chaplains Haven, 600 Waiale Road, Wailuku 96793.


2 Seabury students receive recognition

The College Board selected two Seabury Hall seniors, Nicolas Colon and Bruno Bernacchi, as 2013-14 National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar recipients.

The NHRP was initiated in 1983 to identify outstanding Hispanic/Latino high school students.

Students recognized are at least one-quarter Hispanic/Latino and have achieved a minimum Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship qualifying test score for their region.


Libraries to close on Christmas day

All public libraries will be closed Dec. 25 in observance of Christmas.

On Tuesday, libraries that normally have evening hours will offer special hours: Kahului library will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Kihei library will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Lahaina library will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Local Briefs

Were Spanish here before James Cook?

“Which European Discovered Hawaii First?” is the title of a talk that will be given by Michael A. Lilly during the noon meeting of the Rotary Clubs of Kahului, Maui and Wailuku on Monday at Cafe O’Lei at the Dunes at Maui Lani.

Since Lilly was a teenager, he has been fascinated by evidence that the Spanish were here long before Capt. James Cook arrived, according to a news release. His presentation will highlight that evidence.

Lilly is an attorney licensed in Hawaii and California.

The public is invited. The cost for lunch is $20, or a $5 program fee without lunch.

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


Choir to perform at ‘Picnic for Poki’

Na Leo Lani O Maui, a community choir under the direction of Gale Wisehart and Uluwehi Guerrero, will be the featured performers during the monthly “Picnic for Poki” at 11 a.m. Thursday on the grounds of Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku.

The 80-member choir will sing Christmas and Hawaiian favorites.

The mission of Na Leo Lani O Maui, in partnership with Halau Hula Kauluokala, is to perpetuate the Hawaiian culture and language through the gift of song and dance, and to share these gifts with the community, according to a news release.

The event, produced by Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions, is free and open to the public. Attendees are invited to bring their lunch and enjoy fresh baked cookies from Roselani Place.


Gift collection for homeless centers

Aloha Ballroom Dance Academy is hosting a drive for wrapped gifts that will be donated to the Ka Hale A Ke Ola and Na Hale O Wainee homeless resource centers.

Wrapped gifts may be dropped off at the Kihei Community Center on Wednesday evening.

The gifts should be wrapped with a secure label indicating gender and age range for easiest distribution. In lieu of a wrapped gift, the academy will accept financial donations and will purchase a gift card or item for the gender and/or ages lacking in gifts donated.

“Traditionally, we have collected more than we need for the younger kids and considerably less than we need for the older kids,” said Rita O’Connor, academy dance professional, “so please don’t forget the teens. Many of the older kids, ages 13 to 17, prefer clothing and gift cards over anything else.”

The academy will also host a Holiday Dinner Dance Party from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Kihei Community Center. The event features catered food, including vegan selections. Contemporary music featuring Latin, swing, tango, ballroom, hustle and holiday songs will play.

Reservations for this adults-only event must be made by Monday. The cost is $15 per person with the aforementioned wrapped gift, or $20 without a wrapped gift.

For more information or reservations, call the academy at 879-0055.


Safeway partners with Maui Food Bank

Safeway stores on Maui are partnering with the Maui Food Bank to launch the Help Us End Hunger food drive this holiday season.

Shoppers can donate to the food bank by purchasing specially packed grocery bags containing Safeway and Kraft food products, which include canned tuna, peanut butter, pasta and canned vegetables. The bags are available for $10 each at all Safeway stores through Dec. 25.

In addition to the grocery bag purchase, the Maui Food Bank’s Check Out Hunger program gives customers another opportunity to help fight hunger. While at the Safeway checkout stand, simply tear off a bright green coupon to make a donation of as little as $2.81. The proceeds will go to the Maui Food Bank.


Fueling up to help Maui’s kupuna

Another Ohana Fuels location has been added on Maui where residents can fill up and do good. Ohana Fuels’ Lahaina location is open and a participating location where a portion of each gasoline purchase on Maui through Dec. 31 will be donated to Hale Makua Health Services.

Proceeds will assist Hale Makua’s long-term-care residents who cannot afford the cost of living at a nursing home and will further the organization’s mission to improve the well-being of those in their care through personalized health services.

The Lahaina location is at 10 Kupuohi St.


Whale disentangler will share tales

Ed Lyman will share experiences from his years helping disentangle large whales off the coasts of Hawaii, Alaska and the Mainland from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary conference room in Kihei.

The lecture is titled, “A Cut Above: Confessions of a Whale Disentangler.”

Lyman will share tales from response-effort beginnings with John Lien, Stormy Mayo and David Mattila and bring attendees up to date on recent endeavors.

Lyman leads the Hawaiian Islands Entanglement Response Network, a response team that includes government staff and trained volunteers. Together they have mounted nearly 130 responses in Hawaii, and freed 17 whales, according to a news release.

Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary is at 726 S. Kihei Road.


3 Mauians to read holiday stories

Three Mauians will read traditional and local holiday stories for keiki from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Makawao History Project, 1152 Makawao Ave. Santa is also scheduled to attend. The reading schedule is as follows:

* 5-5:45 p.m. Ninfa Tolentino, Makawao youth services librarian.

* 5:45-6:30 p.m. Joanne Laird, Read Aloud America.

* 6:30-7:15 p.m. Kathy Collins, radio personality and writer.

Homemade cookies and apple cider will be served. Admission is free.

The Makawao History Project is designed to present Makawao’s history and collect the community’s memories in order to design a future Makawao museum. The project will be on display until Feb. 28. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays.


Business collecting gifts for Lokahi

Keoni’s Hot Lava DanceFit Studio is collecting gift items for Lokahi to benefit Maui keiki, youth and families this holiday season. Catholic Charities Hawaii, Maui Community office will distribute the Lokahi donations to families with children who have recently experienced job loss, illness or other situations causing financial hardship.

Donations of new, unwrapped toys for children and gifts for teens may be dropped off at either one of Keoni’s Hot Lava DanceFit Studio locations: Maui Mall (next to the Pet Shop) and 380 Hookahi St. (Wailuku Industrial Park), or at the Catholic Charities Hawaii Community office at 211 Kaulawahine St. in Kahului.

The studio will collect Lokahi donations through Friday. For community distribution information, call 872-6252.


Rotary club plans to discuss committees

The Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea will meet at Mulligans on the Blue at noon Wednesday.

A discussion of committee development is on the agenda. The cost to lunch is $16.


Service for Typhoon Haiyan survivors

Kahului Hongwanji Mission invites the public to a service for Supertyphoon Haiyan survivors at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

The service will also include Buddhist chanting and taiko drumming.

Donations will be accepted and forwarded to the Philippines. Checks should be payable to “Maui Kyogakkai.”

Refreshments and fellowship will follow the service. Donations may also be mailed to the mission at 291 S. Puunene Ave., Kahului.

The service is sponsored by Maui Hongwanji (Buddhist) Ministers Association. For more information, call 871-4732.


Arboretum topic of presentation

Martha Vockrodt-Moran, director of the D.T. Fleming Arboretum at Pu’u Mahoe, will be the speaker at the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise 7:30 breakfast meeting Wednesday at the Five Palms Restaurant at the Mana Kai Maui Resort in Kihei.

Vockrodt-Moran will share conservation projects and programs created to welcome and actively involve the public in the work of the arboretum.

The presentation will include native plant door prizes.

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


Resort thanks civil servants with meals

The Makena Beach & Golf Resort thanked South Maui’s civil servants by offering full Thanksgiving Day meals with turkey and all the fixings.

The resort has provided the meals for the past five years. They were delivered to the Wailea fire station, the Wailea medic-dispatch station, the Kihei police stations, the Kihei fire station and the Kihei medic-dispatch station.

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Kekaulike Winter Karnival at high school

King Kekaulike High School student government will host its third annual Kekaulike Winter Karnival from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

There will be food and drinks, entertainment, a jumping castle and superslide, carnival games, kiddie holiday crafts, poinsettia plants, holiday crafts and earrings for sale, pony rides, a mechanical bull ride (from 7 to 9 p.m.), and baked goods.

Santa and his holiday friends will be available from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Attendees may bring their own cameras to take photos.

Proceeds from the event will support school clubs and programs.

The event is open to the public and admission is free. The school is located at 121 Kula Highway in Pukalani.


Public access trails topic of presentation

David H. Brown of the group Public Access Trails Hawaii will be the speaker at the 11:45 lunch meeting of the Rotary Club of Lahaina on Thursday at the Royal Lahaina Resort’s Royal Ocean Terrace restaurant. He will discuss Haleakala trails.

Brown also was a founding member of the Maui group of Hawaii Sierra Club.

The public is invited; lunch is available. For more information, call President Art Ortiz at 344-3010.


Support group plans annual tree trimming

Heaven Sent, a support group for bereaved parents, will hold its 18th annual Memorial Tree Trimming on Sunday.

The event will take place at Wailuku Union Church, 327 High St. in Wailuku. Registration is at 1:30 p.m., and the program will begin at 2 p.m.

Participants are asked to bring a personalized ornament to place on the tree in memory of a loved one. Refreshments will be served afterward.

For more information, call Fran at 244-0125 or Robbie at 572-6516.


Christmas concert at Lahaina Gateway

The Lahaina Gateway shopping center will host a fundraiser for the Lahainaluna High School Concert Band and Concert Choir from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday. The groups will perform Christmas music.

Proceeds from the purchase of raffle tickets will benefit the band and choir.

Prizes include merchant products, gift cards, books and holiday food.

Seating is limited. Attendees may bring chairs.

People who bring an unwrapped toy for donation to local charities will be entered in a door prize contest.


Italian social club plans Christmas dinner

The Italian American Social Club will celebrate Christmas with a gala party at Fabiani’s Restaurant in Kihei at 2 p.m. Sunday.

The four-course dinner will feature famous Italian foods from the Fabiani kitchen. The cost for the dinner is $25. People interested in attending may email Don Tedesco at


Law firm launches ‘Legal Food Frenzy’

Legal Food Frenzy, a food and fundraising drive, will benefit Hale Kau Kau at St. Theresa Church.

Nonperishable foods and monetary donations may be dropped off at Araki-Regan & Associates, 1823 Wells St., Suite 2A, Wailuku, on weekdays until Dec. 20. The law firm pledges to match up to $1,000 in donations.

“The need for food and monetary donations is significant and constant year-round. We hope that this effort will help Maui residents and families put food on the table and welcome those who are able to assist,” said attorney Lynn Araki-Regan.

This inaugural Legal Food Frenzy is being initiated in honor of Stephen E. Pike, an attorney with the firm. Pike is a longtime Hale Kau Kau volunteer who delivers food to the needy every Saturday afternoon.

“His commitment to deliver meals on Saturday afternoons inspired our firm to initiate this food and fundraising drive,” said Araki-Regan.


Bake and crafts sale will help sanctuary

The Hawaii National Marine Sanctuary Foundation will hold a Bake Sale & Holiday Crafts Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, 726 S. Kihei Road. All proceeds will benefit sanctuary programs.


Music event a fundraiser for Maui Farm

OmZone Maui will present “A Soulful Christmas Benefit” for The Maui Farm on Friday and Dec. 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Kono’s on the Green, Elleair Golf Course in Kihei.

Adisa Omar of 94X radio will emcee with music featuring Nara Boone, Shea Derrick, Jamie Gallo, Curtis Love and The Rare Vibration Band.

There is a $5 cover charge. For more information or tickets, call Omar at 298-9022.


Appetizer special to benefit PWF programs

During December, all purchases of the Gift of Life appetizer at Fleetwood’s on Front Street in Lahaina will help support the Pacific Whale Foundation’s whale research, public education and conservation programs.

The appetizer changes day to day but takes advantage of fresh fish or special produce brought in fresh that day. The cost of the appetizer is $16, the full price is donated to the foundation.

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AARP driver safety class in Lahaina

An AARP driver safety class will take place 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.

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

Pre-registration is requested by calling the West Maui Senior Center, 788 Pauoa St., in Lahaina at 661-9432.


Massage therapist to speak at meeting

The Rotary Club of Kahului will hear from Denise LaBarre of The Healing Catalyst at its noon meeting Monday at Cafe O’Lei at the Dunes at Maui Lani

LaBarre will discuss her book “Issues in Your Tissues; Heal Body and Emotion from the Inside Out” and provide practical tips on how to manage the body and feel better.

LaBarre teaches Issues in Your Tissues workshops on Maui and abroad and has a private practice in Haiku.

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

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


Philosophy club will present symposium

The Seabury Hall Philosophy Club will present a symposium from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday titled “Is There a Reason to the Season?” in the new A’ali’ikuhonua Creative Arts Center on the school campus.

The presenters will include Seabury Hall Chaplain David Jackson, Maui No Ka Oi Editor Rita Goldman and Pastor Sean Housman of Calvary Chapel in Wailuku. The moderator will be Nicolas Colon.

This Socratic-style exchange of questions and answers is free and open to the public.


WCA announces membership meeting

The Waikapu Community Association will hold its annual general membership meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Waikapu Community Center. The agenda include the election of new members for the board of directors.

The holiday season will be celebrated with refreshments provided by the association.

For more information, email


Native scholarships topic of workshops

The University of Hawaii is reaching out to Native Hawaiians who are interested in pursuing a college education. The effort is part of a statewide initiative to bring Native Hawaiian scholarship opportunities to underserved communities across the state, according to a news release.

UH is partnering with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, GEAR UP Hawai’i, Pacific Financial Aid Association and the Native Hawaiian Education Association to present the 2013-14 Native Hawaiian Scholarship ‘Aha.

A series of free presentations is open to high school students, parents, teachers, current college students, adult students, counselors or anyone interested in learning about the resources and financial aid available to Native Hawaiian students as well as the criteria and eligibility requirements. The workshops include brief sessions on filling out financial aid applications and strategies on earning scholarships.

The following workshops are scheduled for Maui County. All will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, call Kulamanu Ishihara at 984-3272.

* Thursday, University of Hawaii Maui College Pilina Building

* Jan. 14, Lanai school cafeteria

* Jan. 15, Kulana ‘Oiwi at Kaunakakai, Molokai

* Jan. 16, Hana High School cafeteria


Kwanzaa subject of presentation

An introduction to Kwanzaa, an African- American celebration that focuses on family, community and culture, will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Makawao Public Library.

Guest speakers Daniel Pollard and Gwyn Gorg, storyteller and president of the African Americans on Maui Association, will present the one-hour program that will feature Kwanzaa principles, storytelling and poetry.

For more information, call the Makawao Public Library at 573-8785 or visit


Food drive at Iao School this week

Iao School’s student body will hold a Maui Food Bank Drive this week to help bring relief to those in need at the school and in Maui County.

According to Maui Food Bank, the most-needed items are canned meat and tuna, canned fruits and vegetables, canned meals and soups with protein, cereal, pasta, bags of rice and financial contributions. Checks made payable to Maui Food Bank can dropped off at the school’s main office.

In addition to the drive, the students will challenge teachers and staff to see who will bring in the most donations.

For more information, call Lorene Rodrigues at 984-5610, ext. 241, or email


Guest speaker to address finances

Charles Keoho, a life insurance and annuity producer, will speak at the breakfast meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise at 7:30 Wednesday at the Five Palms Restaurant at the Mana Kai Maui Resort in Kihei.

Keoho’s topic is “Two Greatest Challenges to Wealth Creation and Preservation.”

He will provide information about taxation and market fluctuations and will discuss the values of life insurance that addresses these issues. He will also share information about money inefficiencies in qualified plans.

Keoho is a board member of the Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce and writes a money and financial column.

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


Dental program orientation set

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.

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. Program information may be found at


Gift collection for Molokai children

The Maui Preparatory Academy Student Senate, in conjunction with the Will Smith Foundation, is operating project Give-a-Gift.

The students are collecting gifts for foster children on Molokai between the ages of 2 and 17. When all the gifts have been gathered, Maui Prep Lower School parent Archie Kalepa will deliver the gifts to Molokai by boat, aided by members of the Maui Prep Student Senate.

The students are requesting unwrapped gifts that may be delivered to the school by Dec. 18.


Library project funded by club

The Lokelani Intermediate School Library Project, initiated by Mark Harbison, grants chairperson for Rotary Kihei-Wailea Club, has built up the school’s library, according to a news release. Harbison obtained funds from the Rotary Foundation for the effort.

Peggy Temple, curriculum coordinator for the library, receives and arranges books through Cindy Mauricio, store manager of Barnes & Noble.

The book selection is made through Temple.


Author will appear at 2 public libraries

Keith McCrary, author of “The Alpha Beta Book: An Introduction to Ancient Greek,” will offer free interactive presentations at two Maui public libraries this month.

According to a release, McCrary will unlock the secrets of Greek pictographs and teach the Greek alphabet and numbers at the following libraries:

* 6 p.m. Tuesday at Kahului Public Library, adult reading area (phone: 873-3097).

* 6:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at Wailuku Public Library, Hawaii/Pacific room (phone: 243-5766).

These one-hour presentations are suitable for ages 10 and older.

“The Alpha Beta Book” is for individuals who are interested in learning Greek and expanding their vocabulary, according to a news release. Signed copies of McCrary’s new book will be available for purchase from the Maui Friends of the Library following the programs.

Contact the hosting libraries as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed, and for further information.


Pollinator protection topic of workshop

Steve Russo, environmental health specialist with the Hawaii Department of Agriculture’s Pesticides Branch, will lead a workshop titled “Pollinator Protection During Pesticide Application” from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at the University of Hawaii Maui College.

Participants will learn how to minimize harm to pollinators when using pesticides. The cost for the class is $39. To register, call 984-3231.


Author to speak at Rotary meeting

The Kihei Wailea Rotary Club will meet at noon Wednesday at Mulligans on the Blue.

The guest speaker will be author Denise LaBarre. She will give practical tips on how people can manage their bodies and feel better.

The cost for the lunch and program is $16. The public is invited.


Holiday celebration planned in Makawao

The Makawao Community Association will hold its eighth annual Holiday Celebration from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday with activities throughout town.

The festivities will begin when Santa rides into town at 9:30 a.m. escorted by the Seabury Hall marching band, led by Richie Franco.

Santa will be at the Makawao Public Library from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will also be a Friends of the Library book sale at the library.

Entertainment will continue with three King Kekaulike High School music groups led by Casey Nagata from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Joyful Hearts choral group also will be strolling through town.

Free activities include pony rides from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in addition to painting, art and ornament-making workshops adjacent to Designing Wahine on Baldwin Avenue.

Special holiday offerings will be available at Makawao shops and restaurants too.

Local Briefs

Yard sale Sunday at Kahului Hongwanji

Kahului Hongwanji will hold a yard sale from 7 to 11 a.m. Sunday. Food items will include chow fun, bentos, pickled vegetables, produce and cone sushi.

Clothing, kitchen utensils, books and toys will be among the rummage selection.

Specialty items include boxed sets of hanafuda cards by Hanafuda Hawaii, the Kahului Hongwanji cookbook and “Issei, Nisei, Sansei: Three Generations of Camp Life, Puunene, Maui, Hawaii” by Donald Yamasaki.

Kahiului Hongwanji is at 291 S. Puunene Ave. in Kahului.


Gingerbread festival coming to Maui

Easter Seals Hawaii will present a Gingerbread Family Festival on Dec. 14 at its new Maui campus at 155 S. Wakea Ave. in Kahului.

There will be gingerbread houses and cookies to decorate, music, food, crafts and photos.

To participate, visit for online registration or call (888) 295-2626. The deadline to register is Saturday.

There is a $30 fee for one gingerbread house kit, which includes a variety of candies, white icing in a disposable pastry bag, a flat cardboard foundation and gift bag for display or storage, four reserved seats and half of an 8-foot table.

Donations are also being accepted for this Easter Seals Hawaii fundraising effort.


Caregiver workshop set for Lahaina

Maui Adult Day Care Centers and Maui County Office on Aging will present a free caregiver workshop titled “Understanding the Older Adult” from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Lahaina Hongwanji Mission.

Kathleen Couch, caregiver/program coordinator for Maui Adult Day Care Centers, is the presenter. She will address a variety of topics regarding senior care, including tips for surviving the holidays.

No advance reservations are needed to attend. Certificates of attendance will be provided for professionals.

For more information, call Couch at 871-5804.


Holiday Fair 2013 fundraiser at MHS

Holiday Fair 2013 of Maui’s Sons and Daughters of the Nisei Veterans will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday in the Maui High School gymnasium in Kahului.

Admission is free.

The annual event will include sales of Christmas ornaments, shell and glass jewelry, candles, soaps, baked goods, Jeff’s Jellies, plants and a farmers market.

The Holiday Fair is a fundraiser for Maui’s Sons and Daughters of the Nisei Veterans, whose projects include historical programs in partnership with the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center and the annual Chrysanthemum Festival that funds projects including scholarships.

Nisei veterans refers to Americans of Japanese ancestry who served during World War II with the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team and Military Intelligence Service.

For information on the fair, call Janice Toyama at 281-7916.


Church will host Mexican Consulate

St. Theresa Roman Catholic Church will host the Mexican Consulate Saturday in the church hall.

The event aims to give families from Mexico the chance to speak and work with their consulate face to face and apply for passports.

The consulate requires that appointments be made by phone before Saturday. To make an appointment, call (877) 639-8435. Calls to the consulate in Mexico City will be taken from 4 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hawaii time through Friday.

The church is at 25 W. Lipoa St. in Kihei.


Annual Delaware Day at MACC

The annual Delaware Day Celebration will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Yokouchi Founders Court at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. All “First Staters” who have lived, worked or attended college in Delaware are invited to attend.

For more information and to make a reservation, call First State coordinator Adele Rugg at 879-9964.


Help with health care law available

The Hawaii Health Connector, AARP Hawaii and Organizing for Action are sponsoring free presentations on the new national health care law and assistance with signing up for a health plan Saturday in Kihei and Lahaina.

The program will be offered from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Kihei Charter School in Lipoa Center and from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the UH Lahaina Education Center, 60 Kenui St. in Lahaina.

To register, call (877) 926-8300. For more information, call Nikki Baysa at Hawaii Health Connector, (808) 341-4030.


Plant and ceramics sale at UH-MC

The University of Hawaii Maui College Agriculture & Natural Resources program and the ceramics students will hold their annual Christmas plant and ceramics sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the new science building.

Seven varieties of poinsettias, native plants, mixed plant bowls, vegetable starts, lavender and other plants will be on sale.

An assortment of hand-made ceramic pieces will be for sale as well.

Students have grown or created all the products and all proceeds benefit the respective programs.

To find the sale, enter from Wahinepio Street across from the Keopuolani Park entrance. The parking lot is across from the greenhouse and ceramics studio.


Open house for fitness program

The Maui County Office on Aging will host an open house for the launch of its EnhanceFitness program in South Maui at 12:15 p.m. Thursday at the Maui Powerhouse Gym.

Registration packets will be available and instructors will be on hand to discuss this exercise program for elders and adults with disabilities. There is a voluntary $10 donation per month to participate in the program, which will take place Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the gym beginning Jan 6.

Participants need not be a member of Maui Powerhouse Gym.

“The exercises are safe and easily modified,” said Paula Keele, EnhanceFitness master trainer. “EF is also a great way to get stronger after surgeries, illnesses and hospitalizations.”

The program is already being held at five sites on Maui: Kahului Union Church, Kalama Heights, Kaunoa Senior Center, Roselani Place and Makawao Hongwanji.

Maui Powerhouse Gym is at 1279 S. Kihei Road. For more information, call Keele at 870-5530.


Holiday book sale to support libraries

Maui Friends of the Library will hold a holiday book sale in front of Whole Foods Market at the Maui Mall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

The purchase of donated books supports public libraries in Maui County.

Each child at the sale may select a free book from designated boxes of gently used children’s books, while supplies last.

For more information about this sale and Maui Friends of the Library used bookstores, visit


SPCA to host event at auto dealership

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Maui will host “Share the Love,” an island-wide adoption and pet information event, at Island Subaru from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The public is invited to stop by and meet adoptable cats and dogs from the Hawaii Animal Rescue Foundation, the Maui Humane Society and other island animal organizations.

SPCA Maui will offer microchipping, vaccinations and a chance to “Ask the Vet” for a donation to its spay/neuter assistance program. A pet photographer will be on hand to take a pictures of pets and their owners. Local groomers will trim dog nails and do dental checks for donations too.

Island Subaru is at 110 Hana Highway in Kahului. For information, or to spay/neuter a pet, contact SPCA Maui at 280-0738 or


Whiskey tasting a Rotary club benefit

A whiskey tasting fundraiser Friday at Mulligans on the Blue in Wailea will benefit the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea.

The evening, which begins at 6 p.m., will include histories, discussion and tasting instruction led by whiskey master Thomas Turner. Fine Irish, Scotch, Canadian and American whiskeys will be served with matching heavy pupus. The cost is $55.

Tickets are available at or by calling 891-8457.


Open house at inn will benefit halau

The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono will present “Lei of Aloha 7” from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The annual open house celebrating the holiday season will benefit Hokulani Holt’s halau Pa’u O Hi’iaka.

In addition to music and hula by the halau, there will be readings of Don Blanding’s poems, a Hawaiian country store and tours of the historic 1930s inn.

Free parking and shuttle service will be available at the county parking lot at High and Kaohu streets. Light snacks and beverages will be served. Tickets are $25.

For more information, call 264-1820 or email


Mauian a winner in poetry contest

Pukalani resident Joyce Little won the second-place grand prize ($2,000 in cash and $500 toward a publishing contract) in the national poetry contest at the 2013 Poetryfest in Reno, Nev., last month.

Little also received a Gold Medal of Excellence and was interviewed by Lavender Aurora, editor of Famous Poets Press, at the taping of the television show “Upstart Crow.”

Little is nearly 90 years old and has been writing poetry for 50 years.

“It all started when I responded to a small notice in The Maui News and ended in a once-in-a lifetime adventure and honor,” Little said. The article prompted her to write poems that ultimately were published in a book, “Heartland Poets.”

Local Briefs

UH-MC official part of education forum

University of Hawaii Maui College Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs John McKee was one of six U.S. higher education leaders who recently participated in the 2013 ChinaU.S. Education Forum held in Dalian, China.

The forum was held Oct. 2325 and sponsored by Dalian City Foreign Affairs Office, Dalian China U.S. Economic and Cultural Exchange Association and the U.S.- based Community College Baccalaureate Association. McKee’s presentation addressed the community service function of the American college.

The purpose of the forum was to establish a platform for exchanging innovative ideas, best practices and to exchange quality U.S. and China practices and resources to expand and improve its vocational and technical education. Collaborations involving student and faculty exchanges, articulation agreements and short-term visits were discussed. The meeting included 200 representatives from Chinese institutions that confer three-year degrees in Technical Education.


Sale will benefit spay-neuter program

A fundraising garage sale for the spay-neuter program of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Kihei.

The garage sale at 231 Kawailani Circle in Piilani Village II is being held in memory of Doris Pompillio, a volunteer and founding board member of SPCA Maui.

Donations of good saleable items will be accepted Thursday and Friday. For information, call 879-3059.


Financial adviser sponsoring food drive

George Jansen, an Edward Jones financial adviser in Kihei, is sponsoring a food drive for the Maui Food Bank from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1300 N. Holopono St., Suite 211, in the Park Plaza Building at the Maui Research & Technology Park in Kihei.

For more information, call Jansen at 879-2099.


Breakfast, talk part of Rotary meeting

Alex Franco, president of the Maui Cattle Co. 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.

In 2002, six independent family-owned ranches spanning more than 60,000 acres of prime grazing land came together to found Maui Cattle Co. LLC. Franco will share information about this locally owned company and will answer questions.

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


Transportation to be discussed by MEO

Maui Economic Opportunity Inc. is hosting two public stakeholder meetings Thursday to discuss the development of a transportation coordination center.

The meetings will be from 10 to 11 a.m. at Waiola Church Hall, 535, Wainee St. in Lahaina and from 3 to 4 p.m. at the MEO building at 99 Mahalani St. in Wailuku.

The meetings will include information about the current One-Call/One-Click project secured by a grant to the County of Maui from the Veterans Transportation and Community Living Initiative, which is designed to address the mobility challenges faced by veterans, service members and their families. The public is invited to attend.

For more information, contact MEO at 249-2990 or


Italian group hosting Christmas event

The Italian American Club of Maui will host its annual Christmas celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Class Act Restaurant at University of Hawaii Maui College.

The luncheon is open to the public. The cost is $40 per person (including children). Checks are payable to the Italian American Club of Maui by Tuesday. Send to Treasurer Bob Lercari, 17 Kulipuu St., Kihei, 96753.

At the luncheon, the 2014 officers will be installed.

Those interested are asked to bring a Santa gift exchange item – suggested value of up to $15. For more information, call 280-8008.


Electronics being accepted for recycling

Free electronics recycling will be offered from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Maui Marketplace, 270 Dairy Road in Kahului.

Items that will be accepted include computers, monitors, laptops, printers, fax machines and miscellaneous computer-related electronics.

No home appliances, alkaline batteries, washers, dryers, air conditioners or televisions will be accepted.

For paid remote pickup, call Island Gophers at 357-2235.


Reading sessions set for public libraries

Joanne and Larry Laird, program directors of the Read Aloud America Program, will offer four holiday story times at two Maui County libraries.

They will be at Makawao Public Library at 10 a.m. Thursday and Dec. 12, and at Lahaina Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and Dec. 14.

The 30-minute holiday story time is geared for children ages pre-kindergarten through 2nd grade. The story time will feature readings from some of the most popular children’s holiday picture books. Every child will be able to select a new book to take home at the conclusion of the program. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.


HMSA workers hold drive for food bank

Maui employees of Hawai’i Medical Service Association collected $110 and 115 pounds of canned goods and other nonperishable items for the Maui Food Bank during the company’s annual holiday food drive.

The food drive was part of a statewide effort by teams of HMSA employees on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island. The teams challenged each other to collect as many pounds of food and as much money as possible over a four-week period. Companywide, employees collected a total of $36,000 and 5,400 pounds of food.

“We really look forward to the annual food drive because it gives us the opportunity to help people here in our community,” said Alana Pico, a customer service representative in HMSA’s Maui office. “Not everyone is as fortunate as we are and the food drive helps us realize that it doesn’t take much to help someone else out.”


Dietitian to discuss nutrition at meeting

Registered dietician Naomi Stephens will speak on nutrition and chronic kidney disease during a meeting sponsored by National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii and the Hawaii Organ Transplant Support Group from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Liberty Dialysis Conference Room in Wailuku.

An open forum, with questions and answers, will continue from 6 to 7 p.m.

To reserve a seat, call 986-1900 by Tuesday. Liberty Dialysis is located at 105 Maui Lani Parkway.


Lahainaluna slated to host parent night

A parent night for 8th-graders on the west side will be held at Lahainaluna High School beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday.

The gathering in the Samuel Kamakau Library is targeted to 8th-graders at Lahaina Intermediate and Sacred Hearts schools who will be freshmen next fall.

The meeting will assist parents in understanding Lahainaluna’s curriculum and program offerings and assist in the planning of the child’s class schedule for next school year.

Topics to be covered include school policies and expectations, graduation requirements, as well as course requirements and offerings.

Registration materials will be distributed to 8th-graders via their respective schools along with instructions. The deadline to return pre-registration forms is Dec. 10.

A campus tour is being planned for incoming freshmen from the two Lahaina intermediate schools Friday.

For more information, call school Registrar Barbie Otomo at 662-3979, ext 244.


Leadership topic of December workshop

The Society for Human Resource Management Hawaii, Maui Educational Foundation will be hosting a “Leadership Islandstyle” workshop from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Grand Wailea.

The workshop is being presented by Glenn Furuya, founder, president and chief executive officer of Leadership Works. Furuya will share lessons about Hawaii’s island culture and business environment, and will discuss how to build and sustain leadership, teamwork and service, island style.

The workshop is designed for all levels of employees.

The cost for the workshop is $20 for SHRM members and $35 for nonmembers, payable by check or cash at the door.

A pau hana reception with pupus and a no-host bar will follow the workshop.

Registration may be completed online before Friday at

For more information, contact Mandy Wolfe at


Rotary club set to host guest speaker

The Maui Food Innovation Center’s Jennifer Young will be guest speaker at the noon luncheon meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea on Wednesday at Mulligans on the Blue.

Young will discuss new concepts for the future of Maui’s economy.

The public is welcome. The cost for lunch and the program is $16.