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Surfrider Foundation announces events

The Surfrider Foundation, Maui Chapter, has events planned in September:

* There will be a general membership meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Humpback Whale Sanctuary in Kihei.

* Rain garden construction will take place as part of the organization’s Ocean Friendly Gardens program from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at S-Turns in Kahana. This project is in partnership with West Maui Kumuwai. Bring sun protection and a water bottle. To sign up for this project, email volunteercoordinator@maui.surfrider.org.

* Surfrider Foundation, Maui Chapter, will be one of the recipients of donations to the Trilogy Blue Aina campaign from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 7. A Trilogy boat will sail out of Lahaina Harbor. Participants will dive to pull detritus, fishing line and trash off of the reef. Contact Trilogy directly for reservations.

* The organization will participate in a Kamehameha Iki Beach cleanup in Lahaina from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 20. Lunch will be provided by Pacific’O. Bring sun protection and a water bottle. Surfrider cleans a beach every third Saturday of the month. For a complete list of cleanups for the rest of 2014, visit maui.surfrider.org/beach-cleanup-calendar-2014/.


Rotary Interact workshops topic of talk

Rotary District 5000 Youth Services Chairwoman Joanne Laird will be guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea’s meeting from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mulligans on the Blue.

Laird will present information about a series of workshops planned for Oct. 4-11 that will focus on Rotary Interact clubs.

The cost for the meeting, including lunch, is $16. The public is welcome to attend.


Caregivers to learn about body mechanics

Maui Adult Day Care Centers and the Maui County Office on Aging will present a free caregiver workshop from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Lahaina Hongwanji Mission, 551 Wainee St., Lahaina.

Ted Anderson, with Venture Physical Therapy, will discuss learning proper body mechanics and safe transferring of someone from sitting to standing; sitting to standing; wheelchair to chair; and lying down to sitting. He also will discuss safe ways to help a loved one walk.

The workshop is open to the public. No reservations are needed. Certificates of attendance will be available for professionals. Light refreshments will be provided for those attending.

Complimentary care can be provided for an elderly loved one. Call in advance to arrange.

For more information, call 871-5804.


Production specialist to speak at meeting

Dana Fulton, production specialist for Akaku Public Television, will speak at the 7:30 a.m. breakfast meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise on Wednesday at the Five Palms Restaurant at the Mana Kai Maui Resort in Kihei.

Fulton has been at Akaku: Maui Community Television since 2010, while working on her bachelor’s degree from Soka University of America. She studied in Barcelona, Spain, completing a comparison study of Native Hawaiians and the native Catalonian people. Fulton will share information about her background and Maui’s only community television network.

The cost of the breakfast is $22. The public is invited. For more information call Secretary Joanne Laird at 757-0981 or visit www.kiheirotary.org.


Workshop for Native Hawaiian students

Haleakala National Park and Liko A’e are partnering to present Kulia, a four-day workshop created for Native Hawaiians in response to low proficiency levels of students preparing for the application, resume and interview process when applying for internships/employment, according to an announcement.

The workshops will be from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 12 and 26 and Oct. 10 and 18 at University of Hawaii Maui College, Ka’aike Building Room 105. The instructor is Kuhea Asiu (kuhea4@gmail.com). To register or obtain information, email Desmond Yap at desmondy@hawaii.edu or call 984-3442. Seating is limited. Registration ends Friday.


Meals during NFL season to benefit school

The Lahainaluna High School Foundation and the Friends of Lahainaluna Football are partnering with Sugar Cane Maui restaurant to help children on the west side.

Beginning Sept. 7 and continuing every Sunday brunch during the National Football League season, Sugar Cane Maui will donate 20 percent of its food proceeds to the foundation and Friends of Lahainaluna Football, to assist with educational and athletic programs at the school.

Sunday brunch is served from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entrees include Kona lobster Benedict, aina loco moco and kalua pork melt. There are three large-screen TVs for watching the games, and an ocean view. The restaurant is upstairs at 736 Front St. Reservations are encouraged and may be made by calling 214-6662.

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Group to plant trees in Auwahi forest

The Maui Restoration Group will meet at Ulupalakua Ranch Store at 8 a.m. Saturday for a tree-planting expedition in the Auwahi forest. The activity is planned to last until 4 p.m.

Due to the rough and steep terrain, participants are required to wear hiking boots that cover the ankle. Volunteers are also asked to pack layered clothing, rain gear, two liters of water, lunch, sunscreen and a hat. All gear should be cleaned to leave hitchhiking seeds behind.

To reserve a spot, email auwahi@yahoo.com.


Flatbread sales will benefit sanctuary

Leilani Farm Sanctuary in Haiku will benefit from flatbread sales at The Flatbread Co. in Paia from 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday.

For every flatbread sold, a percentage will be donated to the sanctuary, an all-volunteer nonprofit dedicated to providing care for rescued animals and humane education.

For more information, email leilanifarmsanctuary.org or call 298-8544.


Maui Brewing Co. to host fundraiser

Maui Brewing Co. will host a fundraiser for the Monk Seal Foundation from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at its brewpub in Kahana.

The brewery will donate 50 percent of the profits from all house beers sold. There are currently 20 of the brewery’s locally made beers on tap.

Maui Brewing Co. is at 4405 Honoapiilani Highway.


Mentoring organization for boys to meet

Boys to Men, a national mentoring organization now on Maui, will conduct a meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday and Sept. 11 at the Kihei Youth Center.

The organization is a community where boys (ages 12 to 17) come to understand they are not alone in their struggles, according to an announcement. For more information, call 874-2825 or email buck@tiki.net. The organization’s website is www.boystomen.org.


Flu shots available at pharmacy

Foodland Pharmacy in Pukalani has flu shots for the 2014-15 season in stock for patients 18 and older.

No appointment is necessary and most insurances cover the cost of the flu shot, according to an announcement. For patients not covered under a drug insurance plan, the cost of the vaccine is $30. Foodland Pharmacy hours are 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. For questions or concerns, call Foodland Pharmacy at 572-8266.


Kaui Krueger to perform free concert

Hawaiian music and hula performer Kaui Krueger will entertain from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday on the Baldwin Home lawn (corner of Dickenson and Front streets) during a free concert. Attendees are invited to relax with a blanket, mat or low beach chair; a limited number of chairs will be provided.

Krueger is the music coordinator for Kamehameha Schools Maui campus’ award-winning Hawaiian Ensemble. He graduated from Kamehameha Schools Maui in 2011 and went on to win the Festivals of Aloha Richard Ho’opi’i Leo Ki’eki’e Falsetto Contest that year. Krueger’s broad vocal range has earned him many accolades, according to an announcement. An avid hula dancer, he is a former winner of Maui’s Hula O Na Keiki competition.

This concert is part of the Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s ongoing Hawaiian Music Series program, supported by the Hawaii Tourism Authority and the county Office of Economic Development. For more information, call the Lahaina Restoration Foundation office at 661-3262.


MHS class of 1984 plans reunion

The Maui High School Class of 1984 will have its 30th class reunion Oct. 10 to 12. For more information, email mauihs84@gmail.com.

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Keiki Story Time at Whole Foods Market

Joanne and Larry Laird, program directors for Read Aloud America Program, will present a Keiki Story Time at Whole Foods Market in Kahului at 2 p.m. Sunday in the deli area.

This 30-minute story time is geared for children ages pre-kindergarten through 2nd grade. The story time will feature readings from popular children’s picture books.

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

There will also be drawings for special door prizes at the conclusion of the program. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.


Health professional to discuss depression

Santo J. Triolo will talk about mental health issues at the 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea today at Mulligans on the Blue.

The recent suicide of Robin Williams has triggered a renewed interest in mental health issues, according to an announcement of the meeting. Mental health problems affect nearly every family, the announcement states. Triolo will discuss types of depression and symptoms of depression.

Triolo is board certified in assessment psychology and a board-certified forensic examiner. He previously worked for the Hawaii Department of Health and now has a private practice in Kihei.

The cost for lunch is $16. The meeting is open to the public.


Cerebral Cafe to present ‘Short Term 12’

Cerebral Cafe will screen “Short Term 12,” with discussion to follow, in the Class Act Restaurant in the Paina Building at University of Hawaii Maui College from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday.

The award-winning film was written, produced and directed by Maui native Destin Daniel Cretton. It is about adult caregivers and foster teens in their charge.

Class Act Restaurant serves a three-course luncheon for advance reservations with a cost of $20 for the meal (payable at the door). Email cerebralcafe55@aol.com by Sunday for reservations or call Leslie Granat at 891-8020 for more information. Seating is limited.


BHS class of 2004 plans reunion

The Baldwin High School Class of 2004 will hold its reunion from 9 p.m. to midnight Sept. 6 at Three’s Bar and Grill in Kihei.

For payment information, email bhsmaui2004@gmail.com or visit facebook.com/baldwin2004.


Island Air partners with Best Buddies

Island Air has announced its sponsorship of Best Buddies Hawaii, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Best Buddies Hawaii operates in 17 middle schools and high schools on Oahu and Maui. Through this partnership, Island Air will provide flights to BBHI.

“With this partnership, it is our hope to empower the volunteers and further the initiatives of Best Buddies Hawaii. We believe in the mission of this organization and are excited for this opportunity,” said Island Air Chief Executive Officer Paul Casey.

“This partnership with Island Air will greatly enhance the efficiency of our programs by allowing BBHI staff and board members to travel between Maui and Oahu to grow our programs and fundraising events,” said BBHI State Director Mike McCormick.


Sea turtles subject of presentation

Maui Ocean Center’s complimentary Sea Talk Series continues from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27 with a presentation on sea turtles by researcher and biologist Cheryl King. The presentation is titled “The Real TMNT (Tracking Maui’s Nesting Turtles) Superheroes.”

Renowned in Hawaii’s marine science community, King has researched turtles for more than 17 years, and is in her 15th nesting season running Hawai’i Wildlife Fund’s Hawksbill Recovery Project, which focuses on the conservation of Maui’s nesting and foraging hawksbill population.

King’s presentation will focus on Hawai’i Wildlife Fund’s research and conservation efforts that have saved hundreds of turtles since 1996, according to an announcement. Guests are encouraged to wear their favorite turtle shirt or outfit. There will be a special prize giveaway for the best “tracking Maui’s nesting turtles” costume.

Sea Talks are held at Maui Ocean Center in the Open Ocean exhibit. Admission is complimentary with entry through the aquarium’s front gate from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited and given on a first-come, first-served basis. Advance reservations are recommended by calling 270-7088.

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Entertainer to speak at Rotary meeting

Brenton Keith, the host, producer and owner of Gameshow Fanatics, will speak at the 7:30 breakfast meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise on Wednesday at the Five Palms Restaurant at the Mana Kai Maui Resort in Kihei.

Keith has been an entertainer since age 17, when he was the house magician at three restaurants in Los Angeles, according to a news release.

He honed his skills as the opening act at Warren and Annabelle’s in Lahaina, which led him to headlining his own full-length show. He performs his Comedy and Magic Show weekly at various venues on Maui, while juggling first-birthday luaus and corporate events.

The cost of the breakfast is $22. The public is invited. For more information, call Secretary Joanne Laird at 757-0981 or visit www.kiheirotary.org.


Native plants, lecture at gardens

Maui Nui Botanical Gardens will present its annual native plant sale and a free lecture about island ecosystems and biology from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Biologists and horticulturalists John Fitzpatrick, Art Medeiros and Penny Levin will speak about new ideas for the conservation of Maui’s oceans, forests and indigenous crops.

Three local plant nurseries will offer a selection of endemic native plants as well as indigenous cultivars of taro, sugar cane and other traditional crops. Plant experts will be on hand to advise and answer questions.

The gardens are located at 150 Kanaloa Ave., Kahului. Admission to the sale and lecture is free. For more information, call 249-2798 or visit mnbg.org.


Free ‘how to’ workshop for caregivers

Maui Adult Day Care Centers and the Maui County Office on Aging will present a free caregiver workshop, “Hands on How to Transfer . . . A Course for Caregivers,” from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday in Hale Mahaolu Elima Community Hall.

Ted Anderson, with Venture Physical Therapy, will present on learning proper body mechanics and safe transferring; sit to stand; wheelchair to chair; lying down to sitting; and safe ways to help a loved one walk.

The workshop is open to the public. No reservations needed. Certificates of attendance will be available for professionals. Breakfast will be provided for those attending.

Complimentary care can be provided for an elderly loved one. Call in advance to arrange.

Hale Mahaolu Elima Community Hall is located at 11 Mahaolu St. in Kahului. For more information, call 871-5804.


Park superintendent to speak at meeting

Natalie B. Gates, superintendent of Haleakala National Park with the National Park Service, will be guest speaker at the 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. meeting of the Rotary Club of Kahului on Monday at Cafe O’Lei at the Dunes at Maui Lani.

Gates will share her knowledge, experience and thoughts about Haleakala National Park and its significance to Maui. She will discuss current issues of management importance and offer insight into issues on the horizon.

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 the club’s president, Anders Lyons, at 463-4192.


Hoarding topic of discussion at meeting

Gylian Solay will address the subject of hoarding at the regular meeting of the Kula AARP Chapter on Monday at the Kula Community Center. The meeting begins with refreshments at 9 a.m., followed by the program at 9:30 a.m.

Solay will describe the difference between people who collect things and those who are hoarders, according to an announcement.

The meeting is open to the public, and no reservations are necessary. Members and guests are encouraged to bring food for the Maui Food Bank.

For information, call Diane Logsdon at 878-3448.


Men’s training adventure set in Keanae

The Men’s New Warrior Training Adventure, presented by the ManKind Project of Hawaii, will take place from Friday to Sunday at YMCA Camp Keanae.

Exact times vary, but the activity will take place from 5 p.m. Friday to 4 p.m. Aug. 24, according to an announcement.

For more information, or to enroll, call 250-5554.


Workshop will focus on multiculturalism

The Mankind Project of Maui and Mental Health America of Hawaii-Maui are sponsoring a two-day workshop about multiculturalism in Hawaii and the world, called “Isms and Issues” on Tuesday and Wednesday at St. John’s Church in Kula.

The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to approximately 3 p.m. Wednesday. Instructors are Rick Broniec of Vista, Calif., and Henry Thurman of Milwaukee. The workshop is limited to 30 participants.

Multicultural education addresses the need to be at ease with the rich tapestry of human life, according to an announcement.

The fee for the two days of training is $175. There is a $75 deposit to reserve a seat. St. John’s Church is at 8992 Kula Highway. To register, call 242-6461. Payment may be made online at hawaii.mkp.org.


Vintage vehicles sought for Oct. 2 parade

The Maui County Veterans Council is seeking nonmodified civilian and military vehicles for the Maui Fair Parade on Oct. 2.

The council sponsors a military contingent in the parade. It includes ROTC students, veteran associations and active military groups. A number of veterans are unable to walk the parade route, and the council would like them to be able to ride the route in vehicles produced before World War II.

For more information, contact Doug Scherer at 205-4654 or dougonmaui2007@gmail.com. He’ll be providing his 1931 Ford Model A.


Pre-sale plate lunch tickets available

An ‘Ahahui Ka’ahumanu rummage sale on Aug. 30 will offer diverse items ranging from home-baked goods and shoyu-chicken plate lunches to homemade snacks and gently used clothing, toys and household items.

‘Ahahui Ka’ahumanu Chapter IV Wailuku will host the rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hale Nanea in Kahului. Event proceeds will benefit the chapter’s scholarship fund. Pre-sale plate-lunch tickets at $7 each are available by calling 264-9385.

The ‘Ahahui Ka’ahumanu is a Hawaiian women’s society with more than 500 members in nine chapters statewide. Its mission includes promoting Native Hawaiian language, history, culture and traditions. The Wailuku chapter, formed in 1923, has more than 100 members. They wear the society’s signature regalia of black mu’u, hat, gloves and shoes, plus gold lei hulu, or feather neck garlands.

Hale Nanea is in the Kahului Harbor vicinity. From Hobron Avenue, turn right onto Amala Place and then turn left (at a small “Hale Nanea” roadside sign) across from the VIP Cash ‘n’ Carry parking lot. Drive along a short gravel road and through a gate into a large, fenced parking lot.

For more information, call Carol Lee Kamekona at 264-9385.


Event to benefit scholarship fund

Soroptimist International of Maui is hosting its second annual Wine and Dine event in partnership with Makena Beach and Golf Resort from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 6 at the resort. Wines will be paired by a sommelier with fine cuisine along with entertainment and the opportunity to take home a wine-themed gift basket.

Proceeds will benefit local scholarship programs offered each year, including the Women’s Opportunity Award and the Sharon Okumura Nursing Award.

Tickets are $75, and table sponsorships are available for $500. Tickets are available online at www.simaui.org or by calling 227-0499.

Soroptimist is a global women’s organization whose members volunteer to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.


Lions to volunteer Saturday at school

The Kahului Lions Club will sponsor a work day from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Kahului Elementary School.

The club will be joined by other Lions clubs on the island to repair the outdoor stage and trim trees.

In doing this project, the Kahului Lions Club will be the recipient of a grant from the Weinberg Foundation in the amount of $10,000, according to a news release. This check will benefit Maui children in need of eye and hearing exams or who need eyeglasses or hearing aids not covered by their medical insurance, according to the release.

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School principal to speak at meeting

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

Susan Schofield, principal of King Kekaulike High School, will update the group on the school’s progress and respond to questions.

The meeting is open to the public.

For more information, email donnajclayton@hawaii.rr.com.


Kamehameha III event in Lahaina

Na Kupuna O Maui will honor King Kamehameha III from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Banyan Tree Park in Lahaina.

There will be live entertainment, arts and crafts, and a table with information about the king at this family-friendly event.


Rummage sale to benefit athletes

A rummage sale will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday to help cover the costs for Maui CrossFit Extreme athletes competing in the VA Games on Oahu next month.

The sale will be at Maui CrossFit Extreme, 1495 L. Main St. in Wailuku.

Items for sale will include household goods, adult and children’s clothing, toys and more from multiple households.

For more information, call 298-5858 or email garciagirl808@gmail.com.

The VA Games team competition will be held Sept. 1 at Blaisdell Arena, with funds raised to be donated through the Hawaii VA Foundation to three Hawaii charities.


BHS Class of ’79 plans reunion

There will be a Baldwin High School Class of 1979 reunion meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Watercress Sports Bar & Grill in Wailuku.

For more information, call 357-1495.


Fair tickets on sale at reduced prices

Pre-sale entrance tickets for the 92nd Maui Fair are available at reduced prices through Sept. 22.

The fair will be held Oct. 2-5 at the War Memorial Complex in Wailuku.

Pre-sale adult tickets are $5 ($7 at the gate) and child tickets (5-11 years old) are $2 ($3 at the gate). Keiki four years old and younger are admitted free.

Pre-sale tickets are available at all Minit Stop stores and the Maui Fair administrative office in the War Memorial Gymnasium parking lot. The administrative office is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays. Call 242-2721 prior to visiting. Addtional pre-sale ticket locations will be announced. Visit www.mauifair.com for updates.

Groups interested in selling entry tickets as a fundraiser may contact Dancine Takahashi at 264-2687 or 856-5616.

The fair office will also be open for pickup and submission of parade and vendor applications. For more information, contact Sherri Grimes, managing director, at

Sherri@MauiFair.com or 280-6889, or Carolyn Nishimura, Gilbert & Associates, at Publicity@MauiFair.com or 871-6230, ext.13.


Artisan to share feather flower craft

Patricia Gomez will demonstrate feather flower making in the Kipahulu District of Haleakala National Park from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday as part of Hana No’eau, the park’s cultural demonstration series which features local residents.

Hana No’eau refers “to demonstrating and honoring the traditions of the Hawaiian people.”

The series has featured other local cultural practitioners including Bolly Helekahi (coconut leaf weaving), Judy Kinzer (hula) and Pi’ilani Lua (ti leaf lei and Hawaiian games). The series is funded by the Hawai’i Pacific Parks Association, a nonprofit partner of the park.

This feather lei-making activity, originally scheduled for Saturday, was postponed due to Tropical Storm Iselle.

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Rotary club will host guest speaker

John A. Hau’oli Tomoso, executive director of Tri-isle Resource Conservation and Development Council Inc., will be the guest speaker at the 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. meeting of the Rotary Club of Kahului on Monday at Cafe O’Lei at the Dunes at Maui Lani.

Tomoso will share his knowledge, experience and thoughts regarding protecting, preserving and developing community through resource conservation, and development through agricultural, cultural, civic, economic and environmental projects.

The meeting is open to the public. 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 Rotary Club of Kahului President Anders Lyons at 463-4192.


Kahului Hongwanji to present yard sale

Kahului Hongwanji will present its annual yard sale from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at 291 S. Puunene Ave., Kahului.

Pre-sale tickets for Kahului Hongwanji’s chow fun are available at the temple until Thursday. Pre-sale tickets are $7 a container. Pick-up of chow fun with pre-sale tickets will be from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday. Chow fun will be $8 the day of the yard sale.

Other food items available the day of the yard sale include chili and rice, Chinese pretzels and malassadas.

The yard sale will include toys, clothes, household items and furniture.

For more information, call Kahului Hongwanji at 871-4732.


Talk will explore college degrees

Bachelor’s and master’s degree opportunities available on Maui will be discussed at a presentation hosted by the University of Hawaii Center at the University of Hawaii Maui College campus at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Laulima Building, Room 108.

The session will cover requirements for a variety of degree programs as well as the application process. The focus is on preparing students of all levels. The session will include an opportunity to ask questions about UH distance programs in an informal face-to-face environment, according to an announcement.

Degree programs currently available include master’s degrees in business administration, information and library science, human resource management and social work; post-baccalaureate teaching certificates in secondary or special education; and bachelor’s degrees in social sciences, health care administration, nursing, accounting or interdisciplinary studies, among others.

For more information, contact the University of Hawai’i Center, Maui at 984-3525 or uctrmaui@hawaii.edu.


Rotary club will visit lavender farm

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

Club members and guests are invited to participate in a 9:30 a.m. tour of the Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm on Friday. The cost is $10 per person. A carpool will leave Kihei from the Pi’ilani Village Shopping Center near Outback Steakhouse at 8:30 a.m.

Members of the public are invited.

To participate, contact Vocational Chairwoman Margie Flores at margieF1202@yahoo.com or 633-4563.


MHS Class of ’54 plans two reunions

Maui High School’s Class of ’54 is celebrating the first of two 60-year class reunion events at 11 a.m. Thursday at Carey & Eddie’s Hideaway Restaurant in Kahului.

Activities include talk-story time, a silent auction and a luncheon.

The second reunion event will be held Nov. 19 in Las Vegas at the Main Street Casino and Hotel. Activities include slot tournaments and a buffet luncheon.

For reservations, registration forms and information on these events, call Mabel Domae at 298-6114.

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Library to celebrate 85th anniversary

Wailuku Public Library will celebrate its 85th anniversary today and Thursday with a series of events.

A celebration storytime will take place at 10 a.m. today. Musician/magician/juggler Artie Parti will entertain. Cake and juice will be served. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

An orbital birthday party and movie screening will take place at 1:30 p.m. today. Harriet Witt, an international award-win-

ning science writer and co-founder of the Keiki-Kupuna Orbit Project, will discuss ways to celebrate an “orbital” birthday party, with participants creating a virtual orbit around a virtual sun. This one-hour program is suitable for ages 8 and older.

Following this program will be a showing of the film “Gravity.” Refreshments will be served. The film is suitable for ages 8 and older.

On Thursday, the library will have a blessing at 6 p.m. with Kahu Wayne Higa of Ka’ahumanu Church. The blessing will be followed by guest speakers and birthday cake. All are welcome.

Jeff Peterson will perform Hawaiian slack key guitar at 6:30 p.m. This 45-minute program is suitable for all ages.


Hale Makua plans to offer free seminars

Hale Makua Health Services is offering free seminars every Wednesday evening from today through Oct. 22.

Seminars cover a variety of topics of increasing importance as people age.

Seminars will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. in the dining room of Care Homes by Hale Makua, 1540 Lower Main St., Wailuku. To reserve a seat, call 873-6616. Space is limited.

The seminar schedule follows:

* Long Term Care 101 (today, Sept. 3 or Oct. 1): Learn about the home, community, and facility-based long-term care options available, what they cost and who covers the cost of care.

* Experience Living with Dementia (Aug. 13, Sept. 10 or Oct. 8): Walk in the shoes of someone suffering from dementia to learn firsthand what it feels like.

* Medicare & Medicaid 101 (Aug. 20, Sept. 17 or Oct. 15): Get the basics about what Medicare and Medicaid are, what the various plans cover and how to qualify for coverage.

* Estate Planning 101 (Aug. 27, Sept. 24 or Oct. 22): Learn about financial, tax, medical and business considerations for your estate plan from attorney Elizabeth Ivey.


Purchase of painting will benefit PWF

World-renowned marine artist Robert Lyn Nelson is offering an original oil and acrylic painting, “Imperiled Leviathan,” for sale, with the full purchase price to benefit Pacific Whale Foundation.

The 48″ x 48″ painting depicts humpback whales and dolphins underwater off Hawaii and is on display daily at Diamond Head Gallery at 736 Front St., Lahaina.

The $100,000 purchase price will support whale research, marine education programs for children and conservation efforts, according to an announcement.

For information, contact Michael Murray, director of Diamond Head Gallery, at 661-8171 or michael.murray@DiamondHeadGallery.com.

Limited edition posters of the painting, signed and embossed by the artist, will be available for donations of $250 to Pacific Whale Foundation.


Endangered turtles topic of presentation

Cheryl King, vice chairwoman of the Hawai’i Wildlife Fund, will be guest speaker at the 10 a.m. meeting of the South Maui Chapter of AARP on Monday.

The meeting will take place at the Kalama Heights Retirement Community in the upper level activity room. Kalama Heights is located at 101 Kanani Road in Kihei.

King will speak about Maui’s critically endangered Hawksbill sea turtles and tell of volunteer opportunities to look for turtle tracks. Refreshments will be served.

Attendees are asked to bring school supplies, including slippers, or $5, for Kihei Elementary School children.

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


Mediation training at Cameron Center

Mediation Services of Maui will offer basic mediation training Sept. 4, 5, 11 and 12 at the J. Walter Cameron Center auditorium in Wailuku.

This interactive training is designed for retirees, stay-at-home parents, business owners, supervisors, students, nonprofit staff and others.

Participants will learn to manage and resolve conflict and improve communications both personally and professionally, according to an announcement.

Diane Petropulos will be the trainer. She is a principal in ADRinACTION, offering mediation, facilitation and training services in the areas of mediation and workplace conflict. She has developed and conducted workshops and trainings throughout Hawaii, and is a former lecturer at the master’s level in the Human Resource Management Program at the University of Hawaii Manoa.

The training will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 4 and 11, and from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 5 and 12.

The cost is $250. Full scholarships are available. For more information, visit www.mauimediation.org or call 244-5744.


Flatbread sales to benefit scholarship

The Italian American Club of Maui will host a fundraiser from 5 to 10 p.m. on Tuesday at Flatbread Co. in Paia to help support the club’s scholarship fund.

Flatbread Co. is at 89 Hana Highway. For take-out orders, call Flatbread Co. at 579-8989.

For more information, call 280-8008. To learn more about the club, visit www.italianamericanclubofmaui.com.

Local Briefs

Special Fair Day will be on Oct. 3

Applications to attend the 25th annual Special Fair Day on Oct. 3 will be available as of Thursday at Hale Mahaolu, 200 Hina Ave. in Kahului. Office hours are 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The Special Fair is primarily for those with disabilities who find it difficult to maneuver during the Maui Fair’s regular operating hours.

Transportation, selected rides and games, entertainment, and lunch are offered free of charge.

All special guests, their attendants and event volunteers must apply before the deadline, according to a news release. A badge pass is required to enter the gate on Special Fair Day. Space is limited. All applications must be received by Hale Mahaolu before 3:30 p.m. Aug. 21.

Special Fair Day is made possible by the Maui Fair Alliance, Hale Mahaolu and other nonprofit agencies, with monetary donations from businesses and support from community organizations.

For more information, call 872-4130 or email at mauispecialfair@gmail.com. Applications are not available on line.


‘Native Plant Stories’ topic of presentation

The Rotary Club of Maui will host Tamara Sherrill, executive director of the Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, as guest speaker at its hourlong noon meeting Aug. 14 in the Class Act Dining Room at University of Hawaii Maui College. The subject of her talk will be “Native Plant Stories at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens.”

The public garden is on a remnant sand dune in the middle of Keopuolani Park in Kahului. Sherrill will share some of the stories behind the plants; the ingenious ways they were used for survival by ancient Hawaiians, the unique adaptations they made to the environment, and the hopes for their future.

Rotary Club of Maui meetings are open to the public; the $20 fee includes a three-course luncheon. For more information, contact Colleen Welty at president@rotaryclubofmaui.org.


Deadline for teacher workshop is Aug. 15

Aug. 15 is the deadline for high school teachers and informal educators to register for a free workshop offered by Haleakala National Park on Aug. 30.

The park is partnering with the Maui Invasive Species Committee to facilitate activities from the Ho’ike O Haleakala environmental education curriculum. Participants will be provided with all necessary supplies for the workshop and will be given a resource kit upon completion of the class. The workshop is sponsored by the Hawai’i Pacific Parks Association.

For more information, contact Haleakala National Park’s Internship Coordinator Kuhea Asiu at 572-4452 or kuhea_paracuelles@nps.gov. The program’s Facebook page may be visited at Ku No Ka Pono O Haleakala.