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Maui police chief to speak at meeting

Maui County Police Chief Tivoli Faaumu will speak at the Kiwanis Club of Maui noon meeting on Thursday at Cary & Eddie’s Hideaway Restaurant & Lounge in Kahului.

Faaumu will speak about his background, his career with the police force and his vision going forward.

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

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


Malama ‘Aina recycling event in Kihei

Malama Maui Nui will hold its Malama ‘Aina recycling event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Hope Chapel in Kihei, 300 E. Welakahao Road. Old appliances, cellphones, scrap metal, batteries and more will be accepted. For more information on the types of items accepted at Malama ‘Aina recycling events, call 877-2524 or visit cwdhawaii.org.


Event will benefit Women Helping Women

The sixth annual Women Helping Women 5K, 10K Fun Run/Walk will take place Saturday in Kahului. Registration is at 7 a.m. and the race starts at 8 a.m. at Hoaloha Park. The route may be viewed at womenhelpingwomenmaui.com.

The cost is $25 for the 5K and $40 for the 10K. It will cost $5 more if registering on race day.

Participants can register in advance online at flpregister.com/119, or in person at ReVive Resale Boutique at Kahului Shopping Center, 65 W. Kaahumanu Ave.

The fee includes a gym towel, refreshments and door prizes. Recognition awards will be given to first-place finishers in women’s and men’s divisions and for most pledges raised.


Roselani Place to host Halloween activity

Roselani Place will host a community Halloween Trick or Treat festival from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday in the front garden at 88 South Papa Ave. in Kahului.

There will be games, balloon animals, cotton candy, pumpkin decorating and sweet treats. The free event is for the whole family. For more information, call 871-7720.


Storyteller will appear at public libraries

Storyteller Diane Ferlatte will appear at two Maui County public libraries in November to present the following programs:

> “Have I Got a Story to Tell,” 3 p.m. Monday at Molokai Public Library (phone 553-1765). Ferlatte will offer family stories for the young and old.

> “Aesop: Alive and Well,” 10:30 a.m. Nov. 7 at Kahului Public Library (phone 873-3097).

Call the hosting library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed. Program schedules are subject to change. Visit www.librarieshawaii.org for a listing of programs and more information.


Tickets on sale for keiki hula competition

The 24th Hula O Na Keiki, Maui’s only children’s hula competition, is set for Nov. 14 to 16 at Kaanapali Beach Hotel. This weekend competition will feature eight halau from Oahu, Maui, Hawaii Island, California and Nevada.

To complement the keiki hula competition, weekend festivities at the hotel will include an arts and crafts fair, cultural workshops and Hawaiian entertainment.

Tickets are available at Kaanapali Beach Hotel’s Ohana Fun Center. For more information, call 667-0129.


Walk to End Alzheimers set for Nov. 8

The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Maui residents to participate in the Maui Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Nov. 8. at the Boys and Girls Club in Kahului. Registration is at 7 a.m. and the walk begins at 8 a.m.

In addition to the 1- or 3-mile walk, participants will join in a ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease, according to a news release.

To start or join a team, go to alz.org/walk. To learn more about the disease and available resources, call (800) 272-3900.


Toastmasters recognize Kathy Collins

Radio personality, journalist, comedian and actress Kathy Collins was recently presented with a special award by the Maui Toastmasters Clubs.

Collins was presented with a plaque that read: Maui’s Creative Caring Columnist, Jovial Journalist, Awesome Award-Winning Actress, Super Sensational Speaker and Totally Tantalizing Tita.

Collins also gave a speech on the development of pidgin English in Hawaii. The speech was for contestants who were participating in a humorous speech and evaluation contest.

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Storyteller will share ghostly tales

Storyteller Diane Ferlatte will share ghostly tales at two libraries on Monday. She will be at Wailuku Public Library at 2:30 p.m. and Makawao Public Library at 6:30 p.m.

Ferlatte is a master of the oral tradition using expression, gesture and intense emotion to create multiple characters for each story, according to an announcement. Through stories, songs, American Sign Language and humor, she brings her tales to life.

This 45-minute program is suitable for ages 5 and older. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. For more information, call the hosting library. Wailuku Public Library may be reached at 243-5766. Makawao Public Library may be reached at 573-8785.


Snack maker will speak at meeting

Chic Naturals co-owner Shaun Bayles will speak at the Italian American Social Club’s 7 p.m. meeting Tuesday at St. Theresa’s Hall in Kihei. Chic Natural produces crunchy snacks that are full of nutrients and are allergen free, according to an announcement. The dry-roasted chickpea (garbanzo) products come in a variety of flavors.

All are invited to attend this free talk and sampling. For further information, contact Don Tedesco at “mailto:dstedesco@gmail.com”>dstedesco@gmail.com


Adult day care topic of presentation

Kathleen Couch, caregiver/program coordinator for Maui Adult Day Care Centers, will be guest speaker at the 11:45 to 1 p.m. Monday meeting of the Rotary Club of Kahului at Cafe O’Lei at the Dunes at Maui Lani.

Couch will share information about aging and the services Maui Adult Day Care Centers provides for its clients, as well as the services it provides for caregivers. She will also discuss dementia and an iTouch program that Maui Adult Day Care Centers is implementing at its centers for the enjoyment of its clients.

The public is invited. The cost for lunch is $20 or a $5 program fee. Information about speakers and club service projects can be found at www.kahuluirotary.org.

For more information, call club President Anders Lyons at 463-4192.


Haunted house will benefit charity walk

Haunted House 2014 will be presented by the recreation department at the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children.

All proceeds will benefit the 2015 Visitor Industry Charity Walk.


Wailuku mission to present bazaar

Wailuku Shingon Mission will present a bazaar from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at 1939 North St., Wailuku.

There will be a farmer’s market, baked goods and food items, including chow fun.

There will also be vendors, including Origami Owl (jewelry), Thirty-One Gifts (bags and accessories), Sugarbug Dezyns (hair accessories), Bocha Soaps (laundry detergent, bath soap), and Passionately Creative Designs (stationary items).


Volunteers sought for beach cleanup

Volunteers are being sought for the North Shore Town Cleanup at Baldwin Beach Park from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The cleanup is hosted by Malama Maui Nui, Surfrider Foundation – Maui Chapter and Positive H2O, and is a part of “Get the Drift and Bag It!” monthlong marine debris and shoreline cleanup campaign. For more information, call 877-2524 or email volunteer@cwdhawaii.org.


Volunteers sought for veterans’ picnic

The Maui Veteran’s Council is seeking volunteers to help with children’s entertainment at a picnic it is hosting for military veterans, active military and their families from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 11 at Kalama Park in Kihei.

In addition to entertainment, there will be lunch and door prizes at this free event.

To volunteer, call Paul Douglas Scherer at 205-4654.


Rotary club to tour Maui Nui Farms

The public is invited to participate in the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise tour of Maui Nui Farms on Thursday at 151 Pulehunui Road in Kula.

The tour will begin at 10 a.m., and the cost is $5 per person. Lunch is available for purchase after the tour. A car pool will leave Kihei from the Pi’ilani Village Shopping Center near Outback Steakhouse at 9 a.m.

People interested in participating are asked to contact vocational Chairwoman Margie Flores at margieF1202@yahoo.com.


Bocce ball bash will benefit school

Montessori Hale O Keiki will present its second annual MHOK Bocce Ball Tournament Nov. 8 at Maui Nui Golf Club in Kihei. Registration starts at 4:30 p.m.

This “Full Moon Bocce Bash” will feature five games of round-robin play with a championship game and special prizes. Heavy pupu and dessert will be served under the stars. Team costumes are encouraged.

Entry is $110 per person, 21 and over. To buy tickets, visit mhokbocceball.eventbrite.com.

Funds raised will help support a tuition aid program and help to build MHOK’s new school, according to an announcement.


Lei-making activity at Rotary meeting

There will be a ti leaf lei making activity at the noon to 1 p.m. meeting of the the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea on Wednesday at the Kihei Youth Center, 131 S. Kihei Road, Building B.

Lunch will be available for $16. The public is invited.


Items sought for rummage sale

The Christ the King Church Bazaar Committee is seeking items for its Nov. 15 rummage sale, to be held in conjunction with its annual bazaar. To donate items, call Pricilla Duque at 268-0371.

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Landscaping class begins on Monday

A course on reef-friendly landscaping will be offered at University of Hawaii Maui College beginning Monday.

Liz Foote and Wesley Crile, representatives of the Coral Reef Alliance, will be offering the 12-hour training course through the Sustainable Living Institute of Maui and Edventure.

They will instruct landowners, resort and condominium staff, landscapers, landscape architects and others on the fundamentals of reef-friendly landscaping. This includes watershed stewardship, low impact design, irrigation management, plant selection, and visitor and community engagement.

The course runs Mondays, 9 to 11:30 a.m., until Nov. 24. The cost is $219.

To register, visit edventuremaui.com or call 984-3231.


Seabury Hall will hold open house

Seabury Hall will hold an open house for prospective students and families from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Cooper House.

Registration will start at 8:30 a.m.

The school’s mission and philosophy, upper and middle school curriculum, extracurricular programs, and application and financial aid process will be presented. Faculty will give short demonstrations in their classrooms. The morning also will include a campus tour, student presentations and refreshments.

Information on the Malone Foundation, Maunalei and Hawaiian ancestry scholarships will be presented.

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


Job fair for persons with disabilities

Ka Lima O Maui, a nonprofit organization that specializes in helping adults with disabilities gain job skills training and employment, will hold its third annual Job Fair for Persons with Disabilities from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku.

The job fair is open to all people with disabilities, many of whom will be entering the workforce for the first time. There is no cost to attend and no cost for businesses to have a table.

Employers planning to participate this year include: 24 Hour Fitness, Aflac, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Da Kine Detail, Da Kitchen Cafe, Dazoo, ‘Enehana Computer Services, Fernando’s Mexican Grill, Habitat for Humanity, Hawaii Commercial & Sugar, The Home Depot, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, Krispy Kreme, Lowe’s, Macy’s, Maui Electric, Maui Windows & Doors, Minit Stop, Oceanic Time Warner, Old Navy, Roy’s Ka’anapali, Sack N Save, Sears, Starbucks, Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Walgreens, Westin Maui Resort and Spa, and Whole Foods Market. All disability service providers and their clients are welcome to attend.

The job fair is held in honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

For more information about the job fair, call 244-5502.


School clubs will present bazaar

Maui Waena Intermediate School will be holding a community bazaar from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the school in Kahului.

There will be food booths, a rummage sale, entertainment, a kid’s zone and a costume contest for children.

The event is being organized by Maui Waena’s Technology Club Falcon Entertainment & Engineering FE2.


Tour of exceptional trees at arboretum

A tour of exceptional trees at the D.T. Fleming Arboretum at Pu’u Mahoe will be held Saturday.

The walking guided tour is being hosted by the Maui Green & Beautiful (formerly Maui Outdoor Circle).

It begins by meeting at 9:30 a.m. at Rice Park in Kula with a car caravan to the arboretum, about a 45-minute trip. The arboretum began in 1952 and is home to seven exceptional trees in Maui County, including the rare alani tree, according to a news release.

Be prepared to walk on uneven surfaces.

Cost, which includes lunch, is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers.

For more information, call Barbara Fernandez at 878-6395.


Pu’u Kukui SCC announces meeting

The Pu’u Kukui Elementary School Community Council will be holding a community meeting in the school cafeteria at 6 p.m. Monday.

The Pu’u Kukui SCC is holding the meeting to obtain input from the community about priorities and concerns about the school, according to a news release.


Tickets available for Halloween dance

The Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association is hosting a Halloween dance social from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Monday at the Maui Beach Hotel’s Elleair Ballroom. Tickets are $35 if purchased by Friday. Tickets will be $45 from Saturday and at the door. For tickets or more information, call Lydia Dela Cruz at 244-3263.


Sale will benefit Maui Cheer Babes

Maui Cheer Babes will hold a team rummage sale from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at 15 Waiapo St. in Kihei.

The youth all-star cheerleading team is raising funds to send two teams to competitions on Oahu and in California.


Watanabe to speak at Rotary meeting

Warren Watanabe, executive director of the Maui County Farm Bureau, will speak at the noon meeting of the Rotary Club of Lahaina on Thursday. The meeting will be in the Ocean Terrace Restaurant in the Royal Lahaina Resort. A discounted lunch is offered.

Watanabe was born on Maui and worked the family farm for decades. He has a degree in horticultural sciences from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and is an advocate for long-term viability of agriculture in Hawaii, according to an announcement. He will share his perspective on the GMO ballot measure.

For more information, call club President Mila Salvador at 268-1408.


Club announces beach potluck

The Italian American Club of Maui will host its annual beach picnic potluck from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Kamaole Beach Park III in Kihei.

The club will provide soft drinks and bottled water. Guests are asked to bring a dish to share that serves five or more people. There will be a bocce ball contest and prizes for the winners. The public is invited.

For more information, call President Diane Alba-Means at 280-8008 or visit www.italianamericanclubofmaui.com.


Harbors manager to speak at meeting

Duane Kim, district manager of harbors in Maui County, will speak at the noon meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Maui on Thursday at Cary & Eddie’s Hideaway Restaurant in Kahului.


Yoga and dance event for keiki

The Maui Yoga Shala of Paia will present a Halloween Keiki Yoga and Dance Bash from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday. All keiki classes will be free. There will be activities, a Halloween costume contest, dancing and healthy treats.

For more information, visit www.maui-yoga.com, call 283-4123 or email mauiyogashala@gmail.com.


School participates in soil experiment

Montessori School of Maui garden resource teacher Scott Lacasse is facilitating the school’s participation in the follow-up experiment for the University of Hawaii’s “Restoring the Soul of Hawaiian Soil: A Korean Natural Farming Course.”

Lacasse has been using the Korean Natural Farming method in the school’s garden classroom. Seven student volunteers will be assisting Lacasse in collecting data and soil samples, which will be shipped to Cornell University for laboratory analysis. The lab will determine how pathogenic and immune soil samples are as well as the pH and solubility of its elements.

The student volunteers will be using the scientific method to create their own hypothesis and conclusions and will be conducting independent research on indigenous microorganisms (IMO), and Korean Natural Farming techniques. The students will be experimenting with four techniques of soil remediation – IMO, no-dig, mechanical and the controlled experiment, where no additional remediation technique is used.


Wave of gratitude’ at ocean center

The Maui Ocean Center is offering 50 percent off general admission during November for U.S. police, fire, lifeguard and emergency medical service personnel.

This “Wave of Gratitude” offering is to thank emergency services personnel, according to an announcement.

For more information about Maui Ocean Center, call 270-7000, option 3, or visit www.mauioceancenter.com.

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Na Hoaloha officials to address club

Officials with Na Hoaloha, which serves Maui’s homebound residents and people with disabilities, will speak to the Rotary Club of Kahului at noon Monday at Cafe O Lei at the Dunes at Maui Lani.

Judy Guajardo, volunteer coordinator, and Lori Busta, operations manager, both with the 19-year-old nonprofit organization, will discuss its programs, services and volunteer opportunities.

Guajardo joined Na Hoaloha as volunteer coordinator in early October. Busta has been with Na Hoaloha for more than a year.

The public is invited. Cost for lunch is $20 or a $5 program fee. For more information, call club President Anders Lyons at (808) 463-4192 or go to www.kahuluirotary.org.


Iao School drill to be held Wednesday

Iao School will be conducting a state Department of Education mandated school evacuation drill beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Iao School students will be walking to and from Iao School and Wailuku Park, near Wailuku Elementary School. The length of the drill should be between 60 to 75 minutes.

Students will need to cross several streets during the drill, and school personnel will be directing traffic for students.

If there is bad weather, the evacuation drill will occur on the next school day that weather permits.


Guitar maker to speak at meeting

John Decker, retired scientist and master guitar maker, will speak to the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea on Wednesday at Mulligans on the Blue.

The meeting begins at 12:15 p.m. The cost is $16, which includes lunch.

The public is welcome.


Wednesday meeting to focus on obesity

The coordinator of the Maui County Nutrition and Physical Activity Coalition will speak at the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise meeting beginning at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Five Palms Restaurant at the Mana Kai Maui Resort in Kihei.

Sandra McGuinness will make a presentation at the breakfast meeting. The mission of the coalition is to reduce obesity and related chronic diseases through systems, policy and environmental changes. Prior to joining the NPAC team in the University of Hawaii-Manoa’s Office of Public Health Studies, McGuinness worked in tobacco control for 10 years. With the state tobacco control project, Maui community and public health advocates, she helped institute smoke-free bars, restaurants and workplaces.

The cost of the breakfast is $22. The public is invited.

For more information, call Secretary Joanne Laird at 757-0981 or go to www.kiheirotary.org.


Degree offerings to be discussed

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 UH-Maui College beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The session will cover requirements for degree programs and the application process. Students range from recent high school graduates to adults returning to school.

The session will include an opportunity to ask questions about UH distance programs in an informal environment.

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 and special education and bachelor’s degrees in social sciences, health care administration, nursing, accounting and interdisciplinary studies also are available.

The programs are offered from UH-Manoa, UH-West Oahu and UH-Hilo.

The gathering will be held in Laulima Building Room 102.

For more information, call the University of Hawaii Center at 984-3525 or email uctrmaui@hawaii.edu.


Youth chess tournament set

The 2014 Mayor’s Cup Youth Chess Tournament will be held Saturday on the ninth floor of the Kalana O Maui building.

The event, which is being hosted by the Maui Chess Club, will last from 8 a.m. to approximately 3 p.m., according to a news release.

There will be three divisions: Elementary School (minimum age: 8 years old), Intermediate School and Open/High School (any student in Maui County who is 18 or under).

Registration forms can be downloaded at www.pizzamaui.com under the “chess” tab. The entry fee is $8 if received before Wednesday and $10 after Wednesday. The fee includes a personal pizza.

The Kalana o Maui building is located at 200 S. High St. in Wailuku.

For more information, call Ken Kenar at 871-8188 or Bruce Martin at 579-9623 or send email to mauichessclub@yahoo.com.


Parent information night Tuesday

Cyberbullying and Achieve 3000 reading programs will be discussed at the Lahainaluna High School Parent Information Night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the school’s library.

Presentations by students in engineering and architectural programs will be on display as well as a Hiki No video that aired on the Hawaii Public Broadcasting system.

First-quarter report cards will be distributed at the end of the event.

For more information, call Registrar Barbie Otomo at 662-4000, ext. 244.


Lahaina Plantation Days begin Friday

The 6th annual Lahaina Plantation Days event will be held from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the old Pioneer Mill Co. smokestack site next to 277 Lahainaluna Road.

Admission is $5; children 5 years and younger will get in free. Parking is free.

There will be a Plantation Life Tent, highlighting the jobs and workers of the plantation era. The exhibit will include artifacts, photos, letters, clippings, camp maps and other collectibles. Paintings by artist Macario Pascual depicting plantation life will be on display.

There will also be multicultural demonstrations, entertainment by musicians and performers, food booths by Maui restaurants, a beer and wine garden, a coffee tent, a farmers market and a keiki carnival zone with nostalgic games.

For more information, call the Lahaina Restoration Foundation at 661-3262, send email to info@lahainarestoration.org or see www.lahainarestoration.org.

Lahaina Plantation Days is also on Facebook.

The event is supported in part by Kaanapali Land Management Corp., Maui County Office of Economic Development and the Hawaii Tourism Authority.


Fundraising garage sale Saturday

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

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

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

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

More information is available at www.mauicats.com or www.alleycat.org.


A Keiki’s Walk to be held Saturday

A Keiki’s Walk to benefit A Keiki’s Dream and Sammy’s Keiki Aloha Fund will be held Saturday at Keopuolani Park.

It’s a Halloween themed 1-mile loop that includes 20 “treat stations” for children and families and other events, such as a costume contest, games, face painting and food and beverages.

The walk is looking for teams, sponsors and volunteers to help set up and staff the treat stations.

The walk starts at 8 a.m. with registration from 7 a.m.

For more information, call 242-8476, email info@akeikisdream.org or go to www.akeikisdream.org.


Baldwin High School hosting block party

Baldwin High School will host a “Baldwin Block Party” from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday on the school’s front yard.

There will be food booths and food trucks that will benefit the school’s organizations and athletic teams.

There will also be craft booths and a rummage and plant sale. A book fair by Barnes & Noble will be in the library.

For more information, call Donna Vierra at 727-3192 or Jaye Arakaki at 727-3211.

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North Shore Town Cleanup on Saturday

A North Shore Town Cleanup is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Baldwin Beach Park in Paia.

All cleanup supplies will be provided, although volunteers are asked to bring their own reusable water bottles and encouraged to bring gloves and reusable bags or buckets to lessen the amount of plastic bags used to collect litter.

Carpooling, walking and bicycling to the event is also suggested.

The Flatbread Co. is providing lunch, and the first 25 volunteers to arrive will receive an event T-shirt and coupon card to be used at participating Paia merchants.

The event is part of “Get the Drift and Bag It!,” the monthlong marine debris and shoreline cleanup campaign.

Saturday’s event is a partnership by Malama Maui Nui, Surfrider Foundation-Maui Chapter and PositiveH2O.

To volunteer or for more information, contact 877-2524 or volunteer@cwdhawaii.org.


School headmaster to speak at meeting

Kamehameha Schools Maui Headmaster Lee Ann DeLima will be the guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Maui meeting at noon Thursday at the Hideaway Restaurant in Kahului.

She will give an overview of the school’s programs since its establishment in 1996.

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

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


Meeting about dental program Thursday

University of Hawaii Maui College’s Dental Assisting Program will hold a general orientation meeting for prospective students at 4 p.m. Thursday at the former site of the Maui Oral Health Center at 752 Lower Main St. in Wailuku.

The program is an accredited two-semester program that provides students with skills needed to work in the dental profession. Students are taught in the classroom, while receiving hands-on clinical training at the oral health center and at private practice dental offices on Maui.

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

Program information can be found at www.maui.hawaii.edu/dental.


Oct. 26 performance to benefit museum

The Maui Historical Society, in partnership with H.I. Mele Entertainment, will host The Lim Family at the museum Oct. 26 as part of its Hoaka Concert Series.

The gates will open at 4 p.m., and the concert will begin at 5 p.m. Parking for kupuna and disabled people is available at the museum, with general public parking at Maui Architectural Group and roadside on Main Street.

Food will be available for purchase from Mala ‘Ai. Drinks, including beer and wine, will be available for purchase.

Tickets start at $10 for general admission, $20 for VIP and $300 for a corporate table for six.

Ticket prices also cover the cost of touring the museum. This concert supports the Maui Historical Society and its mission to collect, preserve, study, interpret and share the history and heritage of Maui.

Tickets are available at the Bailey House Museum Office and at Native Intelligence in Wailuku. For more information, call 244-3326 or visit www.mauimuseum.org.


School to conduct drill on Thursday

Kamalii Elementary School will conduct a mandatory school evacuation drill from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. Thursday.

Students and staff will evacuate the South Maui campus and walk approximately one-fifth of a mile to the corner of South Kihei Road and Ke Alii Alanui before returning to the school.

The school gates will be locked and no one will be allowed on campus until the drill is completed. For more information, call the school office at 875-6840.


GMO farming to be discussed at meeting

Genetically modified organism farming will be discussed at the next Kula AARP Chapter meeting at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Kula Community Center.

Refreshments are at 9 a.m.

Tom Blackburn-Rodrigues, spokesperson for the Citizens Against the Maui County Farming Ban, will be discussing the initiative that would temporarily ban the cultivation of genetically engineered crops until the practice is proved safe.

The matter is up for vote in the Nov. 4 general election.

The meeting is open to the public. Members and guests are encouraged to bring food donations for the Maui Food Bank.

For more information, contact Diane Logsdon at 878-3448.


Oktoberfest on Saturday at vodka farm

The 5th annual Oktoberfest from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Ocean Vodka Organic Farm & Distillery will benefit the Pacific Cancer Foundation.

There will be beer, food and live music from John Cruz, Joe Cano, Benny Uyetake Blues Band and Friends, Andrew Molina and Zenshin Daiko drummers.

The event is sponsored by Hawaii On TV, Maui Brewing Co. and Ocean Vodka.

For ticket information, call Pacific Cancer Foundation at 242-7661 or visit its Facebook page.


‘Trunk-or-Treat’ event set for Oct. 31

Hope Chapel will hold its “Trunk-or-Treat” Halloween Spectacular from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 31 on the church grounds at 300 E. Welakahao Road in Kihei.

Cars will be decorated in Halloween fare. There will also be candy for children, a hayride, a petting zoo, a mechanical bull, an indoor keiki zone and entertainment.

There will also be a food truck court.

Costumes are encouraged, but no scary costumes.

Admission is $3 per person; children 3 and younger will get in free.

Admission includes candy, attractions and entertainment. Food is additional.

Benefits go to support “freeworldnow.org” dedicated to stopping human trafficking.

People may also decorate their car trunks, volunteer or become a sponsor. For more information see www.hopechapelmaui.com and look under the trunk-or-treat header.


Fun Run collections begin Monday

Beginning Monday, Wai-luku Elementary School students will be collecting donations for a campus Fun Run on Nov. 26.

The annual event generates funds for activities such as field trips, creative movements and enrichment classes.

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

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


Beach picnic potluck Sunday

The Italian American Club of Maui will host its annual beach picnic potluck from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Kamaole III beach park in Kihei.

The club will provide soft drinks and bottled water. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share that serves five people or more. There will be a bocce ball contest and prizes for the winners.

The IACM is an Italian heritage club and welcomes people from any culture to join.

For more information, call President Diane Alba-Means at 280-8008 or visit www.italianamericanclubofmaui.com.


Cruise to benefit Rotary programs

The Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise will sponsor a Halloween Costume/Dinner Cruise from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25 aboard The Four Winds II, departing from Slip 80 at Maalaea Harbor.

There will be music, dancing and prizes for the winners of a Halloween costume contest.

A barbecue dinner will be prepared onboard consisting of marinated chicken breasts, pulled pork, hot dogs, veggie burgers, chips and fresh cookies. Beer, wine and soft drinks are included. The cost is $65 per person, and there is a limit of 120 people.

Check-in time is 5 p.m. at the Maalaea Boat Ramp. Tickets may be purchased by calling Fundraising Chairman Ed Corbett at 264-3468 or via PayPal at www.kiheirotary.org

Proceeds will benefit local community service projects sponsored by the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise. Such projects include providing dictionaries for every 3rd-grader at two Kihei schools, providing a Keiki Dental Program and an Ethics Program at two Kihei schools, and providing books for school libraries.

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Nutrition expert to speak at college

Colin Campbell, a Jacob Gould Schurman professor emeritus of nutritional biochemistry at Cornell University and co-author of “The China Study,” will speak about the importance of nutrition at a Vegetarian Society of Hawaii presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday at the University of Hawaii Maui College.

His talk, titled “Nutrition is Far More Effective that Generally Known,” will be in the second-floor multipurpose room of the Pilina Building.

Since 1983, Campbell has been the director of the Nutrition and Cancer Program Project, a collaborative project with the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine, the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, the China Cancer Institute and the University of Oxford. He has authored more than 300 research papers and is the recipient of a number of awards, both in research and citizenship.

Admission is free and refreshments will be served.


‘Wave of Light’ ceremony Wednesday

National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day on Wednesday will be observed at the sixth annual “Wave of Light” remembrance ceremony, presented by the March of Dimes Maui Division.

“The death of a child during pregnancy or infancy is a unique loss that can leave families feeling isolated,” said Lauren Wilson, chairwoman of the event. “Wednesday’s event is a special evening for parents, family and friends to celebrate and honor our children while supporting one another.”

The candlelighting ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. on the lawn fronting the Kalana O Maui building, 200 S. High St. Participants are asked to be present by 6:45 p.m.

Candles and snacks will be provided.

For more information, contact Wilson by phone at 264-3007 or at facebook.com/islandangelmommas. Those unable to attend who would like to have their child’s name read may email october15thhawaii@gmail.com.


Adult day care center topic of meeting

The Rotary Club of Maui will host Kathleen Couch from the Maui Adult Day Care Center at its noon meeting Oct. 16 in the Class Act Dining Room at University of Hawaii Maui College.

Couch, caregiver/program coordinator of Maui Adult Day Care Center, will discuss the center’s low-cost services to its clients and how it supports and provides services for caregivers at no cost.

She also will address dementia and the center’s iTouch Program.

The Rotary Club of Maui meets every Thursday at noon. The luncheon meeting costs $20 per person.

For more information, contact Colleen Welty at president@rotaryclubofmaui.org.


Robotics team to make presentation

Representatives from the Maui High School Robotics team will make a presentation at the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise meeting Wednesday at the Five Palms Restaurant in the Mana Kai Maui Resort.

Adviser Keith Imada and members of the Blue Thunder Robotics team will appear at the meeting beginning at 7:30 a.m.

The mission of the Blue Thunder Robotics team is to inspire and challenge a new generation to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math, according to a news release. Team members will share details of past and future robotics events.

The cost of the breakfast is $22. The meeting is open to the public.

For more information, contact club Secretary Joanne Laird at 757-0981 or see the club’s website at www.kiheirotary.org.


Land trust official to speak at meeting

John Anderson with Na Hale O Maui / Housing and Land Enterprise of Maui-A-Community Land Trust will be speaking to the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea on Wednesday at Mulligans on the Blue.

The meeting begins at 12:15 p.m. The public is welcome.

The cost is $16, which includes lunch.


‘Chopped’ event set for Oct. 24

University of Hawaii Maui College culinary arts students will compete in a “Chopped” cooking competition from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 24 in the main dining room at Roselani Place in Kahului.

The 12 students will create savory dishes using baskets of secret ingredients.

Roselani Place residents will taste and judge the dishes and pick the competition’s winners.

The event is open to the public.

Roselani Place is located at 88 S. Papa Ave.

For more information, contact 871-7720 or foodservices@roselaniplace.com.


Free poetry program offered

Experience “Poetry Live with Author Esther Ross” at Lahaina Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

This free program for adults will be presented in the Children’s Section.

Ross will recite a selection of her poems, including some of her favorites. The one-hour program is part of the Maui Live Poets Society monthly readings conducted at the library.

Members of the Maui Live Poets Society are committed to performing poetry live at Maui venues. Founded by Melinda Gohn, Wide Garcia and Lawrence Hill, the group’s members recite both printed poems and their own creative works.

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


Senior Fair to be held Oct. 25

Darren Lee, the Elvis impersonator from the Burn’n Love concert show in Lahaina, will perform at the 39th annual Maui County Senior Fair from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 25 at the War Memorial Complex.

The theme of the fair, “Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow,” will spotlight more than 80 vendors providing health information, crafts from Maui Economic Opportunity senior clubs, and local food and refreshments.

There will be free health screenings for blood pressure and blood sugar, and free flu shots.

Entertainment will also be provided by Jan “Elvis” McDonald, Judy’s Gang, Yaeko Yamamoto (Japanese buyo dancers) and the Lahaina-Honolua Kupuna Serenaders.


Picnic for Poki concert Thursday

A free Picnic for Poki concert will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku.

The Hula Honeys will provide entertainment. Fresh-baked cookies and coffee with be provided by Roselani Place.

Picnic for Poki is held the third Thursday of every month in honor of the late Allen “Braddah Poki” Pokipala, who was dedicated to sharing Hawaiian music.

Kaahumanu Church is located at 103 S. High St.

For more information, call 871-7720.

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Service dog fundraising event Saturday

A benefit for a 2-year-old Kihei boy, who suffers from Type-1 diabetes, to get a diabetic alert dog will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the old pavilion at Kalama Park.

The event is called “A Service Dog for Connor” and will feature a bouncy castle, music, food, prizes and silent auction.

The event is being staged by Connor’s parents, Erin and Mark Baldauf of Kihei. They currently are contracted with Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers, a nonprofit that trains specialty dogs for diabetes management, for $25,000. They have raised $9,000 so far.

Donations are tax deductible; they should be written to Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers.

Admission is free but donations for food and use of the bouncy castle will be accepted.

For more information, contact Erin Baldauf at 214-8083 or ejhayden1@gmail.com.


Latex Allergy Awareness Week marked

Latex Allergy Awareness Week this week is being marked by the distribution of information at the University of Hawaii Maui College from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and a webinar.

The informational table with brochures and leaflets on latex allergy will be in the Paina Food Court.

There will be a webinar at 1 p.m. HST on “Hidden Latex Allergy Dangers in Food Service” with Dr. Michael Zacharisen. He is a board-certified allergist at Family Allergy & Asthma Care of Montana in Bozeman.

To register, go to latexallergyfoodservice.eventbrite.com. The Allergy & Asthma Network and American Latex Allergy Association are organizing the event.


Free caregiver workshop set for Tuesday

“Understanding the Relationship Between Cholesterol & Blood Pressure” will be the topic of a free caregiver workshop from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hale Hulu Mamo in Kihei.

Cynthia Damo, Hana public health nurse, will discuss cholesterol levels, how cholesterol and blood pressure affect each other, symptoms and health risks of high cholesterol, and prevention and treatment.

A team from The Queen’s Medical Center will provide free blood pressure screening, body mass index checks and height/weight measurements.

Maui Adult Day Care Centers and the Maui County Office on Aging are organizing the event, which is open to the public. No reservations are needed. Lunch will be provided.

Certificates of attendance are available for professionals.

For more information, call 248-8833 or 871-5804.


Sustainable agriculture course offered

Organic farmer Gerry Ross of Kupa’a Farms in Lower Kula will be teaching a course on sustainable agriculture beginning Tuesday at the University of Hawaii Maui College.

The class is being offered through Edventure at UH-Maui College.

The course will help farmers and gardeners build healthy soil that is resistant to erosion and capable of storing water and nutrients, according to Ross, who has a 4-acre farm.

The 16-hour course will cover the fundamentals of composting and worm composting, soil building through cover cropping, crop rotation, soil conservation and the principles of planting seeds, propagation, plant care and harvest of vegetables.

The class runs Tuesdays through Oct. 28, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.; and Nov. 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kupa’a Farm. The cost is $249.

To sign up or for more information, call Edventure at 984-3231 or go to edventuremaui.com (Career Training menu, agriculture & horticulture).


TV talk show to focus on ballot initiative

The genetically modified organism moratorium ballot initiative will be the topic of “The Maui View,” an hourlong live TV talk show on Akaku Channel 54 at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The pros and cons of the initiative will be discussed. The show will be co-hosted by Sharon Zalsos and Kay Fukumoto.

“The Maui View” is a live talk show discussing current events and news items ranging from social and political issues to headlines and community events that are of interest to women and the community at large.

The show will air again at 7 p.m. Oct. 16.

Viewers may post questions on “The Maui View” Facebook page or send email to themauiview@gmail.com.


Smoke alarms to be discussed Monday

Fire inspector Troy (Kapono) Stupplebeen will be speaking on smoke alarms at the South Maui Chapter of AARP at 10 a.m. Monday at Kalama Heights Retirement Community.

His topic is “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives,” a presentation given during Fire Prevention Month this month. He will discuss fire safety in the home and answer questions.

April Ibanez from Kihei Elementary School also will discuss ways to help students in Kihei.

The meeting will be held in the Upper Level Activities Room at the retirement community, 101 Kanani Road.

The public is invited. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Adele Rugg at 879-9964.


Science olympiad registration open

Registration for the fifth annual Maui Regional Science Olympiad Tournament is now open.

The tournament will be held at University of Hawaii Maui College on Jan. 31. There will be 12 STEM events each for Division B (middle school) and Division C (high school).

Schools interested in participating should contact Flaviana Ancheta at hssomauiregionaldirector@gmail.com.

To register, go to www.hsso.org/tournament.

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Anti-bullying program topic of talk

Peggy Temple will share her insights about Rachel’s Challenge, an anti-bullying program, at the 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday meeting of the Rotary Club of Kahului at Cafe O’Lei at the Dunes at Maui Lani.

Rachel’s Challenge was started by the Scott family. Rachel Scott was the first child shot at Columbine High School. Through this program, students, parents, teachers and the community are asked to question the bullying situation in schools and neighborhoods.

Temple is the curriculum coordinator at Lokelani Intermediate School in Kihei. She has brought the program to the school for the last two years with good results, according to an announcement.

The public is invited. The cost for lunch is $20 or a $5 program fee. Information about speakers and club service projects can be found at www.kahuluirotary.org. For more information, call club President Anders Lyons at 463-4192.


Cardiovascular wellness program to begin

Maui Memorial Medical Center will offer its next session of the comprehensive community cardiovascular wellness program Malama Pu’uwai (Take Care of Your Heart) at Maui Memorial Medical Center. The new series will begin Oct. 16 and run on Thursday evenings through Nov. 2 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The six-week program is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required and space is limited.

The Malama Pu’uwai program focuses on education, healthy food choices, exercise, screening and referrals. The program is aimed at promoting wellness through early detection and modification of cardiovascular disease risk factors.

Participants must commit to the six-week program. After the program, follow-ups will be done.

For more information or to register for Malama Pu’uwai, contact Kim Finney at kfinney@hhsc.org or call 243-3047.


Workshops to focus on distance learning

A representative from the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s College of Education will conduct free workshops on the college’s distance learning options for becoming a certified teacher from noon to 1 p.m and 5 to 6 p.m. Friday in Laulima Building, Room 108, at UH-Maui College.

For more information, contact Karen Wilson at wilsonkl@hawaii.edu or 322-1549.


Rotary club plans pau hana gathering

The Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise will host a pau hana sunset beach get-together on the lawn at Keawakapu Beach (adjacent to The Five Palms Restaurant in Kihei) from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. In lieu of the regular Wednesday morning breakfast meeting, club members will gather in a casual beach setting. All interested business professionals and their families are invited to attend and meet members of the club.

Those attending are asked to bring a pupu to share and their own beach chair and beverages. For more information, call Secretary Joanne Laird at 757-0981 or visit www.kiheirotary.org.


BHS Class of ’79 announces reunion

The Baldwin High School Class of 1979 will celebrate its 35th reunion at 7 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Watercress Sports Bar & Grill in Wailuku.

The cost is $20 per person in advance or $25 per person at the door. People planning to attend are asked to RSVP by Nov. 13 to Randy Ginoza at 357-1495.

A planning meeting for the reunion will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Watercress Sports Bar & Grill. For more information, call Ginoza.


Waldorf high school plans open house

Haleakala Waldorf High School invites prospective families to its open house from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The interactive introduction to the Waldorf high school curriculum will take place at the Kaluanui campus at the Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center in Makawao. Visitors are asked to use the Kaluanui Road entrance.

Participants will have the opportunity to meet high school faculty and students and tour the campus.

Maui’s Waldorf high school joins 40 other independent Waldorf high schools in America and is connected to numerous Waldorf high schools internationally with opportunities for study abroad.

There are limited spaces available in the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades for the 2015-16 school year. Students interested in applying should call Paula Berdal at 878-2511 or go to www.waldorfmaui.org.

Financial aid is available to new students.


Club to get S. Maui development update

Charlie Jencks, with Honua’ula Partners, will share details of upcoming South Maui development projects at the 12:15 p.m. meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea on Wednesday at Mulligans on the Blue.

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


Crafters sought for fair at St. Joseph

The St. Joseph Early Learning Center Christmas Craft Fair from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 15 is accepting applications from crafters. For more information, call the church office at 572-7652.


Efforts of MECO subject of talk

The Rotary Club of Maui will host Kau’i Awai-Dickson, director of communications, Maui Electric Co., at its noon meeting Thursday in the Class Act Dining Room at University of Hawaii Maui College.

Awai-Dickson will share the company’s ongoing efforts in reducing Hawaii’s dependency on imported fossil fuel, lowering and stabilizing electricity bills for customers, protecting the environment and preserving the island’s unique way of life, according to an announcement.

The public is invited to the weekly luncheon meeting. The cost is $20 per person.

For more information, contact Colleen Welty at president@rotaryclubofmaui.org.


Lokelani ‘Ohana seeks support

Lokelani ‘Ohana, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities, is seeking support for its Waihee farm, weaving/arts and housing programs.

People interested in weekly biodynamic vegetable/fruit pick-ups, volunteering at the farm or weaving/arts program, should call 249-0254 or email christina@lokelaniohana.org.


Donations sought for school bazaar

Maui Waena Intermediate School’s Technology Club will present a community bazaar from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 25 at the school.

The club is accepting auction donations and items for a rummage sale.

There is also vendor space available.

For more information, call 385-2942 or email mwis.suzuki@gmail.com.

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Bone marrow registry seeks fair volunteers

The Bone Marrow Donor Registry of Hawaii is seeking volunteers to help at its registration booth at the Maui Fair.

Volunteers are needed for 3-1/2 to 4-hour shifts Thursday through Sunday.

“Cancer and other diseases have touched most of our lives. When we volunteer to help others, we are encouraging others to help us and ours. Please consider giving this small amount of time to the fight,” said Lynn Araki-Regan who is coordinating the volunteer recruitment.

To volunteer, contact Araki-Regan at 280-1299 or lynn@araki-regan.com.


Falsetto contest names 2014 champion

The 13th annual Richard Ho’opi’i Leo Ki’eki’e Falsetto Contest named its 2014 champion, Grant Kono of Oahu, at the Andaz Maui at Wailea on Saturday.

Ho’opi’i was not present this year as he is currently on a tour with George Kahumoku but sent for his son, the 2004 champion, Kai Ho’opi’i to represent him.

Kono wowed judges Kiope Raymond, Iwalani Ho’omanawanui Apo, Ku’ulei Alcomindes-Palakiko, Kalani Pe’a, Kamaka Kukona with his rendition of “Kimo Hula,” taking not only the 2014 Champion title but also the prized Hawaiian Language award, given to the contestant who enunciates the language clearly and beautifully in mele.

In second place was Kona native Sean Olanui Robbins, who sang an original composition. Maui’s James Kahikina Maikalani Maxwell Juan placed third.


Bracelet sales to benefit pink paddlers

For the third consecutive year, Mana’olana Pink Paddlers is the recipient of Brighton Collectibles’ 12th Annual Power of Pink program.

Each year, Brighton designs a “Power of Pink” bracelet. This year, Brighton will offer two limited-edition bracelets, which are available through Oct. 31 or while supplies last. For every bracelet purchased, Brighton will contribute a portion of the proceeds to Mana’olana Pink Paddlers.

“Mana’olana feels so honored to be the Maui recipient of this generous program,” said President Mary Dungans. “Our mission is to help survivors regain health and strength after cancer. For a small, all volunteer organization like ours, corporate donations like this go a long way in enhancing the lives of those stricken by cancer by introducing them to the Hawaiian sport of outrigger canoeing.”

For more information, go to www.manaolanapinkpaddlersmaui.org or www.brighton.com/powerofpink.


Project will protect native species

The Friends of Haleakala National Park is seeking volunteers for its monthly service project in Haleakala National Park Oct. 11 through 13.

Participants will hike into the crater and stay free in Kapalaoa Cabin. The weekend’s work will involve protection of native species by removing invasive heterotheca plants and will also include fellowship and time for photography, exploring or relaxing. The park entrance and cabin fees are waived for participants doing service work with the Friends of Haleakala National Park.

A maximum of 12 persons can be accommodated on each trip, and volunteers must be physically fit and able to hike in and out of the crater carrying their personal items, including a sleeping bag, as well as a their breakfasts and lunches and a share of the communally purchased dinner.

Visit the website www.fhnp.org to register and learn more about the service trips and the Friends’ mission to preserve and protect Haleakala National Park. Then contact the leader by calling 669-8385.


MHS student receives national honor

Maui High School student Abigail F. Banggo of Kahului has been recognized by the National Society of High School Scholars for superior academic achievement.

The society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment, according to a news release. The announcement was made by NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, a senior member of the family that established the Nobel prizes.