Local Briefs

Cleanup project at Japanese gardens set

The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui will hold its annual cleanup at the Japanese gardens at Kepaniwai Park and Heritage Gardens in Iao Valley from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 12.

“This is a way to show our appreciation and to pay tribute to our ancestors,” said Japanese Cultural Society of Maui President Shinkai Murakami.

Families are encouraged to attend to view the many monuments at the park and share the stories of the Japanese immigration with their children. Members and the general public are encouraged to attend, according to event Chairman Brian Sato.

Those attending are asked to bring garden tools (a pool skimmer would be helpful), gloves, hat and sunscreen. A complimentary lunch and drinks will be served to all volunteers following the service project.

To RSVP, call Priscilla Yamamura at 283-4253 by Sept. 9.

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Livestock entry forms available for fair

Entries for the livestock and poultry exhibits at the 93rd Maui Fair are now being accepted. Entry forms are available online at www.mauifair.com; click on “Livestock & Poultry Application & Rules” under “Download Forms.”

The deadline to apply is Sept. 12.

For more information, call Glenn Berce at 276-0058.

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Caregiver workshop to focus on disasters

A free workshop for caregivers titled “In a Disaster . . . What Do I Do With Grandma & Kimo the Dog?” will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hale Mahaolu Elima Community Hall, 11 Mahaolu St. in Kahului.

The workshop will feature speakers from the Red Cross, Maui Humane Society, state Department of Health Emergency Preparedness Branch and Maui Economic Opportunity Transportation.

The event will help caregivers prepare themselves in an emergency as well as prepare for the needs of the elderly person they care for. Also discussed will be the roles of the organizations and pet safety.

The event is put on by Maui Adult Day Care Centers and Maui County Office on Aging.

The workshop is open to the public. No reservations are needed. Certificates of attendance will be available for professionals. A light breakfast will be provided. Complimentary day care is available for adults during the workshop by calling 871-5804 in advance.

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

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Digital Asset Management workshop set

Akaku: Maui Community Media invites the public to learn about “Digital Asset Management” with Akaku’s Stephen Luksic from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 10 in the Akaku Media Lab, 333 Dairy Road in Kahului.

Luksic will cover digital workflow from camera to archive, the role of the digital imaging technician, importing camera originals, verification and backups, what hard drives to use for editing and archiving, best practices for post-production organization, how to create a master file and multiple outputs, and how to prepare projects for archive. There will also be a question-and-answer session at the end of the workshop.

The cost is $25 for Akaku production associates and $75 for others. The registration deadline is Sept. 8.

For more information, call 871-5554.

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Yoga challenge for charity planned

Afterglow Yoga will collaborate with the Pacific Cancer Foundation in September for a 30-day yoga challenge for charity.

Participation is free for members of Afterglow Yoga and people can become members for $60 a month. One can sign up for the duration of the challenge for $75, which includes unlimited yoga, barre and dance classes for September.

The fundraiser works as friends, family and co-workers “sponsor” a person taking classes at the studio, giving a pledge for each class.

At the end of September, all of the pledge money will be donated to the Pacific Cancer Foundation.

Pledge sheets, calendars to track one’s progress and goal-setting forms will be provided.

To sign up, visit the studio at 1942 Main St. Suite 103A in Wailuku, call 268-9723 or send email to info@afterglowyoga.com.

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Pono Pies owners to address Rotary Club

The owner of Pono Pies and Maui Breadfruit Co. will speak at the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise meeting at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at Chez Meme Bistro and Bakery Restaurant in Kihei.

John Cadman will discuss how Pono Pies are a result of the last four years of trying to develop healthy and satisfying desserts that utilize local ingredients. Cadman developed Pono Pies as a result of a sugar addiction, according to a news release. He will share how he began to experiment with healthy, raw and vegan desserts, and how Pono Pies were created by using breadfruit and other ingredients that contain no sugar, flour, gluten, butter or dairy.

Meeting fee is $5 and includes coffee or tea. Breakfast may be ordered from the menu. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, contact Secretary Joanne Laird at 757-0981 or see the club’s website at www.kiheirotary.org.

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AARP driving class offered in Lahaina

An AARP Smart Driver Class will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 8 at the West Maui Senior Center in Lahaina.

It is designed for drivers 50 years and older but all adults are welcome to attend. The emphasis is to become more aware of common age-related physical changes, how they affect one’s driving ability and how to compensate.

The fee is $20 and is payable via cash or check and will be collected at the beginning of class. AARP Members receive a $5 discount. Members should bring their AARP card to class. Some insurance carriers offer discounts to those who complete this class, a news release said.

Pre-registration is requested. Call West Maui Senior Center at 661-9432.

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Meeting set Sept. 8 for drama tutoring

A no-cost, after-school drama tutoring program is being offered to Lahaina Intermediate School students in grades 6, 7 and 8, according to an announcement.

Parents and students must attend an orientation session at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 8 in the school cafeteria. The program begins Sept. 14. Classes run from 2:10 to 3:10 p.m. on selected Mondays throughout the school year.

Kristi Scott leads and teaches the program, which includes theater games and instruction and features an original script by a Maui playwright.

Registration forms are available in the school office. They must be completed and turned in to Theatre Theatre Maui, or sent by mail to P.O. Box 12318, Lahaina 96761, or via email to angie@ttmwestmaui.org. A contact phone number for the group is 661-1168 or (808) 419-1753.

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Deadline for nene contest entries set

Haleakala National Park has launched its annual Nene Awareness Day contest for island middle school students.

To participate, intermediate level students may create and submit a slogan about why the endangered birds are special or what people can do to protect them. Prizes include a one-year park pass and toys and games donated by the Hawai’i Pacific Parks Association.

Entries will be accepted until Sept. 18. Drawings will be on display during the awareness day Sept. 26.

For more information, go to www.nps.gov/hale/getinvolved/index.htm.

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Fundraiser planned by Toastmasters

No Ka Oi Toastmasters invite past and current Toastmasters to an evening dinner fundraiser at Donna Clayton’s home from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 11 at 255 Kaualani Drive in Pukalani.

Dinner is $20. There will be a silent auction, with proceeds to be used to send Toastmaster competition winners from Maui to the Toastmasters competition on Oahu.

For more information, call Clayton at 344-7134.

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T-shirt design contest is underway

From now through Sept. 30, keiki artists can submit their entries for the Duke’s Beach House fourth annual Keiki Holiday T-Shirt Design Contest.

The winning artist will have his or her design featured on a special Duke’s Beach House Keiki Holiday T-shirt and receive a $100 restaurant voucher. The school the winning participant attends will also receive a $500 cash prize. Honorable mentions will each be given a $25 voucher valid at Duke’s and will be invited to a pupu party and award ceremony at the restaurant.

The contest is open to those 14 years old or younger. For contest rules and the entry form, visit www.dukesmaui.com/t-shirt-contest.

Designs along with a completed entry form may be mailed to: Duke’s Beach House, 130 Kai Malina Parkway, Lahaina 96761. Entries may be submitted as hard copies or as digital files on discs.

The winning design and honorable mentions will be revealed Nov. 2 at www.dukesmaui.com and on Duke’s Beach House’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/DukesBeachHouse.

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SAT workshops at 2 high schools

Test-Prep Hawaii will have two weekend SAT workshops on Sept. 26 and 27. The first workshop will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Baldwin High School and the second workshop will be from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at King Kekaulike High School.

The cost for each two-day workshop is $120, and includes all materials for the class. Students may register at www.test-prephi.com/classinfo.html.

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Santos receives $1,000 scholarship

Buddy Santos of Kula was selected from more than 600 applicants to receive a 2015 University of the Aftermarket Foundation $1,000 scholarship. Santos plans to attend Universal Technical Institute in Avondale, Ariz., to study automotive/diesel.

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Clubs collect school supplies

For the 10th consecutive year, members of Rotary Clubs on Maui manned doors at local businesses to collect school supplies and donations for the children of Maui. Almost 100 boxes and bags of supplies were collected and over $2,500 in cash donations were received.

Each Maui Rotary Club determined the recipients of the supplies and cash donations. In addition to distributing the supplies to Maui schools, monetary donations were distributed to Keiki Kupboard at eight schools, and Kihei Youth Center.

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Upcountry talk on astronomy is Friday

A talk focusing on a “journey to the stars” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Maikalani University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy Advanced Technology Research Center at 34 Ohia Ku St. in Pukalani.

J.D. Armstrong, Maui technology education and outreach specialist with the institute, will discuss the stars that are distant objects similar to the sun.

For more information, call 573-9500.

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Maui poets gather Friday in Lahaina

The Maui Live Poets Society will hold its new quarterly Lahaina poetry series beginning Friday at Barnes & Noble in Lahaina.

The event will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Chairing the reading will be Melinda Gohn. It will be an open reading. The event is open to the public.

People may also add two lines to the Peacepoem during the reading.

See the website at peacepoem.org.

For more information, call Gohn at 875-0315 or email at melindagohn@hotmail.com.

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Girl Scouts to train, groom pets Saturday

Girl Scout Daisy Troop 770 will perform free animal grooming and obedience training from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Petco in Kahului at the Maui Marketplace.

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Obon dance, service in Kula on Saturday

Kula Shingon Mission will have a sunset and obon service at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, followed by dancing at 7:30 p.m. at the church at 113 Puanani Place in Kula.

Food to be sold includes nishime, beef stew, chili, chow fun, sweet potato and poi andagi. A crafts booth will sell decorative dance fans, T-shirts, Japanese hair ornaments and more.

The temple is located off Kekaulike Avenue.

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Children’s ID, safety event set Sunday

A Children’s First event featuring entertainment, keiki identification cards, vision screenings and blood pressure readings, along with safety information from the county, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Lahaina Cannery Mall.

It is sponsored by the Maui Lions Club and Mauna Kahalawai Lions Club Branch. It is part of Children’s Dignity Week, which brings Lions from around the world together to share in service activities that promote the dignity of children, a news release said.

To learn more about the event, call Maui Lions Club President Jackie Yamamoto at 281-4474 or Lisa Puaa, president of the Mauna Kahalawai Lions Club Branch, at 264-1151.

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Kihei association to meet Sept. 13

The Kihei Community Association will be celebrating its 55-year anniversary at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at the VFW hall in Kihei.

The members-only event is free but those attending need to RSVP by Aug. 31. They can do that by calling (508) 499-9996 or by emailing kca@gohihei.org.

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Applications for grants being accepted

Young Brothers Ltd. is accepting online grant applications from nonprofit community organizations in Maui County for its Community Gift Giving Program. The program will award grants of up to $2,500 per organization.

According to Young Brothers, the new online tool streamlines the application process for community nonprofit groups. Applicants should go to www.givingtrax.com to register their organization, create a profile, then submit an application.

The deadline for applications is Oct. 2.

Young Brothers’ Maui County Community Advisory Board members are Roy Katsuda, chairperson; Sandy Baz and Jo-Ann Ridao of Maui; and Alberta de Jetley of Lanai.

For more information, visit www.youngbrothershawaii.com.

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LHS Class of ’73 announces reunion

The Lahainaluna High School Class of 1973 will have its class reunion June 10-12 in Las Vegas.

Activities will include a welcome reception, an emceed cocktail and pupu event, a golf tournament and final-day brunch. Classmates will be responsible for their travel arrangements and expenses and a portion of any all-class group activity.

To get in touch, locate classmates, offer assistance and to receive more event planning information, classmates are encouraged to provide their current contact information now to lahainalunaclassof1973@gmail.com or call Louisa van der Linden Shelton at 281-4029, or Lynette Mahoe Holmes at (206) 979-9199.

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Hawaiian plant and taro sale Saturday

Maui Nui Botanical Gardens will host a Hawaiian plant and taro sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the gardens at 150 Kanaloa Ave. in Kahului.

Three local nurseries will have native plants and Hawaiian food crops for sale. Experts will be available to help pick out the perfect plants for one’s residence.

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Registration open for Maui Fair Fun Run

A Maui Fair Fun Run will start at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at the War Memorial Football Stadium.

Participants will receive a gift for each lap they take as the clock ticks down from 30 minutes. Registration can be done online at www.mauifair.com.

Early-bird registration is open through Sept. 20 for a fee of $20 per participant. Late registration is Sept. 21 through 26 and the fee is $25 per participant. Same-day registration will be at War Memorial Stadium from 6:45-7:15 p.m. Participants will receive a goodie bag with T-shirt and merchandise, and entry into the Maui Fair.

There will be a warmup with Keoni’s Hot Lava Dance Fit at 7 p.m.

Parking at War Memorial Stadium is a separate fee.

For more information, contact Matt Snyder, coordinator, at soccerelite808@gmail.com or call 276-9996.

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‘Furry Vengeance’ to screen at library

Kihei Public Library will present its monthly “Wonderful Wednesday” event for school-age children at 3 p.m. Wednesday with a screening of “Furry Vengeance,” a feature film starring Brendan Fraser. The movie is rated PG.

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

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Rezents to teach ‘All About Trees’ series

The Sustainable Living Institute of Maui is offering an arborist certification preparation training titled “All About Trees.” It will be taught by Ernie Rezents, professor emeritus agriculture, University of Hawaii/Maui Community College. One of Maui’s best-known tree stewards, Rezents is a certified arborist and author of books about Hawaii’s trees.

The training begins Sept. 10 and runs on Mondays and Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. through Oct. 22. This 43-hour training is ideal for property managers, developers, construction inspectors, landscape architects and landscape tree workers, or anyone who wants to learn the essential principles and practices of tree care.

The course prepares participants for taking the International Society of Arboriculture certification exam (optional) to become a certified arborist. The exam will be offered at University of Hawaii Maui College on Oct. 24.

This training costs $950 and includes a textbook and CD to assist in exam preparation. The exam carries a separate fee and is administered through ISA. Tuition assistance with Employment Training Funds through Workforce Development may be available for qualifying applicants. To inquire, call 984-2091.

To apply to the training, visit edventuremaui.com and select Agriculture/Horticulture under the Career Training menu, or call 984-3391. For more information, contact mvstephe@hawaii.edu.

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Moku’ula by Moonlight event Saturday

Moku’ula by Moonlight, a night of free music, storytelling and history, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday on the lawn next to Hale Halawai at Kamehameha Iki Beach Park in Lahaina.

Host Ata Damasco will perform Hawaiian music and conduct storytelling. Ethnohistorian and anthropologist/archaeologist Paul Christiaan Klieger will introduce his new book, “Kamehameha III – He Mo’olelo no ka Mo’i Lokomaika’i.”

Klieger notes that Kauikeaouli (Kamehameha III) was the Local Hawaiian Kingdom’s most beloved, most defiant and most accomplished ruler, a news release said. Beginning with the rediscovery of the king’s residence at Moku’ula in Lahaina, Klieger has gathered information on the life of Kauikeaouli for over 20 years.

There will also be Hawaiian cultural specialists from Maui to talk story with.

Limited seating will be provided for kupuna. Blankets, mats and low beach chairs are welcome. For more information, call 661-3659 or visit Mokuula.com and use the online form.

The event is sponsored by Friends of Moku’ula, a nonprofit established to cultivate the awareness of Hawaiian culture through restoration, preservation, education and revitalization of Moku’ula island and Mokuhinia ponds.

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NeuroMovement workshop planned

A one-day workshop titled NeuroMovement for Children with Special Needs will be offered from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Maui Beach Hotel Elleair Rainbow Ballroom in Kahului.

Anat Baniel, author of Kids Beyond Limits, will introduce attendees to NeuroMovement theory and practice. She has developed her own NeuroMovement approach for transforming the lives of children and their families and has trained hundreds of practitioners in this method, according to a news release.

A special offer of $125 for the first adult and $125 for the second adult expires Sept. 4. An early-bird $197 cost for the first adult and $125 for the second adult will be offered from Sept. 5 to 18. The full price is $297 for the first adult and $197 for the second adult from Sept. 19.

For more information, or to register, call Ivana Gadient at 264-3976 or email mauidazed@yahoo.com.

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CERT training classes to begin

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic Training is scheduled for Upcountry, South Maui and East Maui. CERT is a volunteer program that prepares residents to help themselves, their family and neighbors in the event of an emergency.

There are eight classes over a seven-week period. All classes are required to complete the course. Participants must register to attend the training. Class size is limited and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Maui Civil Defense Agency at 270-7285 or email cert@mauicounty.gov.

Introductory classes are as follows:

* 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 1, King Kekaulike High School, 121 Kula Highway, Pukalani.

* 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 7, Lokelani Intermediate School, 1401 Liloa Drive, Kihei.

* 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 24, Hana High & Elementary School.

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Queen Lili’uokalani program Sept. 5

An oral history and singalong program about Queen Lili’uokalani will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 5 at the Bailey House Museum in Wailuku.

Learn about the life and contributions of Hawaii’s last queen, and learn to sing some of her compositions.

Ukulele and guitar players are invited to bring their instruments. Mele Fong, past historian of the Ahahui Ka’ahumanu, a royal society of Native Hawaiian women, will be the program presenter.

Admission at the door is $10 or $5 for members of the Maui Historical Society.

For more information, call 281-4981 or visit www.UkuleleMeleOnMaui.com.

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Folk dance troupe to hold open house

La Galeria: Compania Baile Filipino, a nonprofit Filipino folk dance performing arts troupe, will hold an open house from noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 5 in the Luana Gardens community hall at 615 West Papa Ave. in Kahului.

Led by Lawrence Pascua, the group was formed for the promotion and perpetuation of the Philippine cultural heritage through performing arts, a news release said. The group is made up of volunteers who entertain on Maui, the state and nationally.

The group is accepting new students, including adults of all ages and children 9 years and up. Classes are free.

For more information, contact Pascua at 250-5330 or fildance@yahoo.com.

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Pizza sales to benefit HSPE

A fundraiser for Maui’s Chapter of the Hawaii Society of Professional Engineers will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. Sept. 8 at Flatbread Co. in Paia.

Flatbread will donate $3.50 for each large flatbread and $1.75 for each small flatbread sold during the benefit, including takeout orders.

There will also be a silent auction beginning at 5 p.m. It will include luau tickets, restaurant gift certificates and toys.

Proceeds will support educational programs including the annual local MathCounts and MathMatters competitions. These competitions promote elementary and middle school mathematics achievement through grassroots involvement, and expand opportunities for Maui’s future engineers, a news release said. The funds will also help HSPE continue to provide partial scholarships to college-bound Maui students majoring in engineering.

For more information, see www.facebook.com/hspemaui or send email to hspemaui@gmail.com.

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Maui Prep teacher receives award

Maui Preparatory Academy teacher Carrie DeMott was awarded the 2015 Hawaii State Science Olympiad Coaching Excellence Award.

With the award, she received an all-expense paid trip to the National Science Olympiad conference in Arizona in July. Present were coaches from all over the nation and specialists from every area of science.

DeMott began the Science Olympiad at Maui Prep about seven years ago. The team has gone to the national competition twice and had done well at the regional competition, a news release said.

DeMott has also received a Mayor’s Recognition Award on the Status of Women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Applications for 2016-17 available

The Kamehameha Schools K-12 program applications for the 2016-17 school year are now available online.

The address is www.ksbe.edu/admissions. The deadline to apply is Sept. 30.

For the first time, applications will be accepted through online submission, but that will close Sept. 23, a week prior to the normal deadline.

The primary admission points for the Kapalama campus on Oahu for Molokai, Lanai and Hana district residents are grades 7 and 9. For the Maui campus, the primary admission points are kindergarten, grades 6 and 9.

For kindergarteners, eligible applicants must be born between Aug. 1, 2010, and July 31, 2011.

Applications for grades 10, 11 and 12 for all campuses are accepted, but spaces are limited, based on availability.

For more information, call: Kapalama Admissions at (808) 842-8800 or Maui Admissions at 572-3133.

A toll-free line is at (800) 842-4682, ext. 28800.

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Mental Health Kokua event set

Mental Health Kokua will present ARISE – Film & Music Benefit on Sept. 19 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

There will be pre-concert music and a silent auction at 5 p.m. followed by the program in Castle Theater at 7.

This year’s event will include the world premiere of a documentary short film “Haleakala, A Trek for Dignity.” The film is directed by Don Lane and produced by Tom Vendetti.

The live music portion of ARISE includes Keola and Moana Beamer, Uluwehi Guerrero, and the Makaha Sons. Keynote speaker Jessie Close (sister of actress Glenn Close) will talk about her new book, “Resilence: Two Sisters and A Story of Mental Illness.”

Tickets are $33 for adults and $18 for persons age 3 to 17. Tickets may be purchased at the MACC box office or my calling 242-7469 or visiting mauiarts.org.

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Whale sanctuary to hold open house

The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary will hold an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday to discuss the XL Catlin Seaview mission, which involves a baseline record of the world’s coral reefs.

The sanctuary is partnering with the University of Queensland, Underwater Earth, and the XL Catlin Seaview Survey to survey coral reefs around the main Hawaiian Islands. The XL Catlin Seaview Survey is creating a baseline record of the world’s coral reefs in high resolution 360-degree pano-ramic vision.

The sanctuary is at 726 S. Kihei Road.

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Keiki Story Time set for Whole Foods

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

This 30-minute story time is geared for children ages pre-kindergarten through 2nd grade. There will be healthy snacks provided by Whole Foods Market for the children.

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 door prizes. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

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Puunene site to present book sale

Thousands of books will be on sale at bargain prices at Maui Friends of the Library Puunene Warehouse from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The sale includes hardcover and paperback fiction, history, new age, foreign language, manga books, cookbooks, religion and more. There will also be CDs on sale. Prices will be from 10 cents each to $1 for 12 items on up.

School librarians, schoolteachers and home-school teachers will be able to pick up books for their classes at no charge with identification.

The warehouse is located behind the sugar mill and the old Puunene School.

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Catholic Charities to hold rummage sale

Catholic Charities Hawaii will hold a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 211 Kaulawahine St. in Kahului. Baked goods, household items, clothing and office furniture are some of the items that will be available for sale.

In a separate matter, Catholic Charities Hawaii will move its office to the Main Street Promenade today. Its new address is 2050 Main St., Wailuku. The phone number is still 873-4673.

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Rummage sale to benefit hula halau

Halau Hula Kauluokala will be holding a rummage sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 29 in the Lihikai School cafeteria in Kahului.

There will be household items, clothes, books, kitchen items, collectibles, electronics, baked goods, garden, plants and others.

Donations of sellable items are welcomed.

This is a fundraiser for the halau.

For more information, contact Uluwehi Guerrero at 250-8581.

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Social club to hear about cellular tech

Casey Friedman, manager of the Verizon store in Kihei, will be the guest speaker at the Italian American Social Club meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the St. Theresa Church hall in Kihei.

Friedman will discuss the latest in cellular technology and will bring some examples.

The evening will begin with a potluck supper. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Don Tedesco at dstedesco@gmail.com.

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Beer sales to help Monk Seal group

Maui Brewing Co. is holding a fundraiser for the Monk Seal Foundation from 6 to 10 p.m. on August 28 at its brewpub in Kahana.

The company will donate 50 percent of its profits from all Maui beer sold during that time. There are 21 of the brewery’s locally made beers on tap at the brewpub.

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Rotary e-cycling event is Saturday

The Rotary Club of Upcountry Maui will pick up unwanted electronic equipment during its e-cycling event for Upcountry residents from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Recyclables include items with electronic circuit boards – computers and televisions – and everything that attaches to them as well as audio, phone and most office equipment. No appliances will be accepted. The event will cover the Upcountry area only, including Paia, Haiku, Makawao, Pukalani and Kula.

The club requests a donation of $5 each for small boxes of accessories and small items such as keyboards, speakers, laptops and televisions up to 19 inches.

The club will accept $10 for medium-sized boxes of accessories and medium-sized items such as monitors, computers and televisions up to 25 inches.

Larger equipment, such as televisions 26 inches or larger, will cost $15 to $20 per item for pickup.

In addition, the club will pick up cellphones, printer cartridges and batteries for an additional donation ($10 for car batteries) for recycling at Malama Maui Nui for those already arranging for pickup of electronic equipment.

Upcountry Rotarians, with the cooperation of the Maui County Electronics Recycling Program, will pick up equipment and deliver it to Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore Warehouse in Wailuku for refurbishment or recycling.

The event will help fund that club’s scholarships and leadership training for Maui students, and other community projects.

To arrange for pickup, call 878-2177.

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Vendors, partners sought for senior fair

Maui Economic Opportunity Inc. is seeking vendors and community partners interested in participating in the 42nd annual Maui County Senior Fair from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 31 at the War Memorial Gymnasium in Wailuku.

The County of Maui Office on Aging is the sponsor of this event and MEO is the organizer.

Last year’s fair attracted over 2,500 individuals.

To participate in this event, contact Community Services Director Gerry Lum at gerry.lum@meoinc.org or 249-2970 to request an application. Completed applications and applicable payment must be submitted to MEO no later than Sept. 18.

For more information, visit MEO’s website at www.meoinc.org.

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Volunteers sought for service project

Volunteers are sought for a service trip in Haleakala Crater over the Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5 to 7.

Participants in this Friends of Haleakala National Park trip will receive free park entrance and will stay free in Paliku Cabin doing service work in that area to help Haleakala National Park protect and preserve the crater wilderness.

Participants must be able to hike into the crater via Keonehe’ehe’e (Sliding Sands) Trail, which starts at the summit, and, on the last day, hike out of the crater over rough terrain down Kaupo Gap carrying a backpack with their clothing, personal items, sleeping bag and a share of the group’s food. This trip includes transportation from Kaupo back to the park. In addition to shared meals, there will be a fee for the van ride.

People interested in participating should go to www.fhnp.org to register as a volunteer and learn more about the service trips and the friends’ mission to preserve and protect Haleakala National Park before reserving a place by calling the leader at 264-5429.

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BHS Class of 1983 joint 50th birthday

Members of the Baldwin High School Class of 1983 will celebrate their 50th birthday reunion at Tiffany’s Bar & Grill in Wailuku at 7 p.m. Sept. 5.

To RSVP, email bhsco83@aol.com or call 385-5154.

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Association seeks award nominations

The Maui Nonprofit Directors Association is accepting award nominations for its community business, humanitarian and outstanding nonprofit director awards.

Nominees and winners will be honored at MNPD’s annual Legislative Pau Hana at 5 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center in Makawao.

Nomination forms are due no later than Sept. 28. Applications are available on online at www.mauinonprofit.org. Completed applications can be mailed to Maui Non Profit Executive Directors Association, P.O. Box 1186, Puunene 96784 or emailed to mauinonprofit@gmail.com.

For more information, contact Debbie Cabebe at 249-2990 or debbie.cabebe@meoinc.org.

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Obon at Rinzai Zen Mission in Paia

Rinzai Zen Mission in Paia (next to Baldwin Beach Park) will present a memorial service at 6 p.m. Saturday followed by Okinawan obon dancing at 7.

Music will be performed by the Maui Ryukyu Cultural Group with intermission entertainment by Ukwanshin Kabudan of Honolulu and Ryukukoku Matsuri Daiko of Maui.

Andagi, chow fun, pig feet soup, shoyu pork plate and chicken bamboo plate will be available at concessions by Maui Okinawan Kenjin Kai.

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Pukalani Community Association to meet

The Pukalani Community Association will host representatives from Maui Electric Co. and Maui County Civil Defense at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Hannibal Tavares Community Center in the downstairs meeting room. Refreshments will be served.

MECO officials will present an update on county solar programs and Civil Defense officials will talk about disaster preparedness with an emphasis on Upcountry.

For more information, email Pukalani Community Association President Donna Clayton at donnajclayton@hawaii.rr.com.

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Business owner will address Rotary Club

Cheryl McCandliss, owner of Maui Mac Technology, will speak at the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise 7:30 breakfast meeting Wednesday at Chez Meme Bistro and Bakery Restaurant in Kihei.

Maui Mac Technology offers services for the home and small business. McCandliss will share how she started her business and the support services it can offer for personal and business use.

The meeting fee is $5 and includes coffee or tea. Breakfast may be ordered from the menu. The public is invited. For more information, call Secretary Joanne Laird at 757-0981 or visit www.kiheirotary.org.

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Hawaiian steel guitar event at library

Musician Joel Katz will provide a performance and presentation on the Hawaiian steel guitar at the Wailuku Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. He will share the history and evolution of the instrument and style since 1885 in Hawaii.

Katz has been performing professionally on Maui for 30 years. He has recorded and released various CD albums. He is also the instructor in the Hawaiian steel guitar, guitar, ukulele and audio technology programs at the University of Hawaii Maui College and heads an award-winning recording studio.

This one-hour program is sponsored by the Maui Friends of the Library and is suitable for all ages. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

For more information about the program, call Wailuku Public Library at 243-5766.

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Kula chapter of AARP plans meeting

Kathleen Couch, caregiver/program coordinator for Maui Adult Day Care Center, will be guest speaker at the Monday meeting of the Kula chapter of AARP at the Kula Community Center. She will share information on dementia and caregiver survival.

The meeting begins with refreshments at 9 a.m., followed by the program at 9:30.

In addition to the speaker, there will be bingo and a potluck lunch. For those wishing to play bingo, a $5 gift is requested. Guests are not required to bring a potluck dish. The meeting is open to the public, no reservations necessary. For information, call Diane Logsdon, 878-3448.

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Nephrologist will address group

Dr. Ramona Wong, a nephrologist, will speak at a support group meeting sponsored by National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii and Hawaii Organ Transplant Support Group from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at Liberty Dialysis Conference Room B, 105 Maui Lani Parkway in Wailuku.

The public is invited to this meeting concerning chronic kidney disease and its effect on health.

There will be a question-and-answer period. To RSVP, call 357-8877 or email hot

blessingsgroup@gmail.com by Friday.

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Rummage sale to benefit ministry

St. Joseph Church in Makawao will have a rummage sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to benefit its social outreach ministry.

Sale items will include clothing, housewares and plants. There will also be food offerings with teriyaki chicken plate, Spam musubi, baked goods and more.

For additional information, call 572-8290 or 419-6187.

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Neighbors magazine topic of presentation

The Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea will hear from Meagan DeGaia, publisher, and Noe Brown, content coordinator, of Neighbors of Wailea & Makena magazine at its noon to 1:30 p.m. meeting Wednesday at Mulligans on the Blue.

The magazine combines the old idea of print media with the new idea of social media, and does so in print form, according to an announcement.

A buffet lunch is $16. Visitors are welcome.

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Artwork appears in national magazine

The August 2015 issue of Highlights magazine has published a drawing by 6-year-old Travis Cohan in its “Your Own Pages” section. Travis, the child of Casey and Alison Cohan of Wailuku, is a 2nd-grader at Puu Kukui Elementary School. He enjoys baseball and Kinex, as well as playing in the ocean, surfing and reading, according to a news release. Travis wants to work at a wind farm like his dad when he grows up.

Each year, Highlights readers send the magazine more than 35,000 submissions. The magazine selects work by boys and girls of all ages and from many different places in the world.

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‘Classics’ dramatic reading at library

Papa Lopaka (Robert DeVinck) will present “Discovering the Classics with Papa Lopaka” at 3 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Kihei Public Library.

Lopaka will present a dramatic reading from his “Classics Illustrated” comic book “The Man in the Iron Mask,” by Alexandre Dumas. The reading will be followed by a question-and-answer session. This one-hour program is recommended for ages 6 to 12 and will include light snacks.

Call the library at 875-6833 as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed. Kihei Public Library is at 35 Waimahaihai Street.

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Slam poet Kealoha to perform on Lanai

Internationally acclaimed poet and storyteller Kealoha will present “Slam Poetry,” a free performance, at the Lanai Public & School Library at 2 p.m. on Tuesday

Kealoha, the first poet in Hawaii’s history to perform at a governor’s inauguration (former Gov. Neil Abercrombie), was honored in 2010 as a “National Slam Legend” at the National Poetry Slam in St. Louis, Mo. Kealoha is founder of HawaiiSlam, Youth Speaks Hawaii (two-time international champions), and First Thursdays, the largest registered poetry slam in the world with more than 500 people in attendance.

Kealoha, who has served as Hawaii’s SlamMaster since 2003, will combine poetry, storytelling, movement, music, theater and interactive speaking in his performance.

The Maui Friends of the Library is sponsoring this 45-minute program, which is suitable for ages 12 and older.

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

Lanai Public & School Library is at 555 Fraser Ave. in Lanai City. For more information, call the library at 565-7920.

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Carnival to support Maui Science Center

The Maui Science Center will present a Science Carnival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Kalama Park in Kihei.

This family event will celebrate the International Year of Light with science demonstrations, hands-on and minds-on activities for learners of all ages, interactive exhibits and live entertainment.

The Maui Science Center is a nonprofit organization in early development, according to a news release. Its goal is to build a center that is open to residents and visitors to encourage, support and facilitate activities that promote science and science education. All funds raised during the Science Carnival will go toward the developing and planning of the Maui Science Center.

The carnival is being sponsored by Boeing Corp.

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Licensed contractor to lead how-to class

Andrew Keenan will lead “Becoming a General Contractor” training through the Sustainable Living Institute of Maui at the University of Hawaii Maui College in September. The training will cover getting a license, finding clients, bidding for jobs, managing a job and closing out to a satisfied customer.

Keenan has been a licensed contractor on Maui for 14 years. He has a degree in civil engineering from the University of Colorado.

Tuesday night classes will be from 5:30 to 7:30 Sept. 1 through 29. The cost is $249.

To register, see edventuremaui.com under business, and then entrepreneurship and small business, or call 984-3231. Tuition assistance using Employment Training Funds can be applied for through Workforce Development.

For more information, contact mvstephe@hawaii.edu or call 984-3502.

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50 bed mattresses donated to nonprofit

Maui Family Support Services received a donation of 50 Tempur-Pedic mattresses for program participants on June 30. The beds, worth approximately $85,000, were donated by BedMart Mattress Superstores in partnership with Tempur-Pedic.

“Maui Family Support Services is excited to partner with BedMart in meeting the needs of the families we serve. Many families cannot afford a new bed for themselves or their children and often sleep on worn-out, secondhand beds, futons or on the floor. This donation helps to alleviate some of the needs and stressors that our families face,” said Daphne Ladia, director of operations.

Maui Family Support Services is a private, nonprofit agency incorporated in 1980 to provide early childhood development services to families on Maui. The agency has provided 34 years of continuous service to residents of Maui County. The agency serves the islands of Maui, Lanai and Molokai. For more information, visit www.mfss.org.

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Vegetarian diets topic free talk

“Vegetarian Diets: The Latest Evidence-Based Nutritional Science,” a free presentation by John Westerdahl, Ph.D., will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Cameron Center, 95 Mahalani St. in Wailuku.

Westerdahl will present an overview of the new official position paper from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on the topic of vegetarian diets.

Refreshments will be served courtesy of Down to Earth. This program is presented by the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii.

For more information, contact 385-2790 or jerome.kellner@gmail.com.

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Hiki No nominees to screen their stories

Top stories from the past season of Hiki No, PBS Hawaii’s statewide student news network, will be shown at a free public screening on Aug. 16 at the Historic Iao Theatre as part of the 2015 Hiki No Festival. All of the stories in the festival have been nominated for the 2015 Hiki No Awards. Seven of the 34 nominated schools are on Maui.

A pre-screening red carpet reception will begin at 3 p.m. followed by the screening at 4.

Kamehameha Schools Maui Middle, Lahaina Intermediate School, Maui Waena Intermediate School, Seabury Hall Middle School, Hana K-12 School, Baldwin High School and Maui High School are seven of 34 schools statewide to be showcased in the Hiki No Festival, which will also take place in Hilo, Kona and on Kauai and Oahu.

The festival honors student-created video stories that aired last school year on Hiki No, PBS Hawaii’s student news program.

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Wailea’s historic sites subject of talk

Kihei Public Library will host “Kihei History Night: The Land of Paeahu – Part II Wailea’s Vanishing Historic Sites” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. There will be a slide show and community talk story session.

Over 150 historical sites remain forgotten in undeveloped lands mauka of the shoreline resorts and visitor-oriented neighborhoods of Wailea, according to a news release. The slide presentation offers citizens a rare chance to view this hidden legacy of Paeahu. The ahupuaa of Paeahu is also the resting place of hundreds of traditional Hawaiian burials dating as far back as the 14th century.

The slide show will be facilitated by local historical researchers Lucienne de Naie and Daniel Kanahele. Kamaaina of the area are also invited to share their family stories and remembrances of the region.

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Energy efficiency topic of presentation

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

Guest speaker Helen P. Wai will talk about “sharing the aloha.” She will give tips on saving energy, energy efficiency and financial literacy. Wai will also share information on how to reduce monthly expenses on utilities and how to get rebates when purchasing energy-saving appliances.

All those in attendance will receive a free energy-saving gift.

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

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‘Root Over Rock’ title of bonsai talk

The Valley Isle Bonsai Club will present a free “Root Over Rock” demonstration at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Kahului Jodo Mission. The public is invited.

The demonstration will be given by Randy Griebenow, club member and owner of Olinda Bonsai and Ornamentals in Haiku.

To attend, call Mark Givensel at 357-4563 or email mark@BonsaiConnections.com.

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Smart Driver Class at two locations

AARP’s Smart Driver Class will be offered at two locations this month.

The first class will be from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Roselani Place in Kahului. The second class will be from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Kaunoa Senior Center in Paia.

This class is designed for drivers 50 years and older, but all adults are welcome to attend. The emphasis is to become more aware of common age-related physical changes, how they affect one’s driving ability and how to compensate.

The $20 fee (cash or check) will be collected at the beginning of the class. AARP members receive a $5 discount with proof of membership. Some insurance carriers offer discounts to those who complete the class.

Call Kaunoa Senior Center at 270-7308 to pre-register for either class.

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Book sale Saturday at Whole Foods

Maui Friends of the Library will have a book sale in front of Whole Foods Market in Kahului from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

There will be a selection of donated fiction and nonfiction books for sale. Each child present will be able to select a free book from MFOL’s designated boxes of children’s books while supplies last.

MFOL is an all-volunteer organization that supports the public libraries of Maui County with funding for programs, library materials and equipment. For more information about this sale and MFOL’s three used bookstores, visit www.mauifriendsofthelibrary.org.

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Forest restoration trip on Saturday

Auwahi Forest Restoration Project volunteers will meet at Ulupalakua Ranch Store on Saturday for an 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. work excursion. Due to rough, steep terrain, hiking boots that cover the ankle are required.

Volunteers should pack layered clothing, rain gear, two liters of water, lunch, sunscreen and a hat. There is a limited number of four-wheel drive vehicles and limited room for volunteers. To RSVP, call (808) 264-5830.

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Rotary Club to tour Coast Guard station

A “Rotary on the Road” vocational tour will replace the regular morning meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise on Wednesday. Club members and guests will participate in a tour of the U.S. Coast Guard Station and Facility on that day.

A car pool will leave Kihei from the Pi’ilani Village Shopping Center near Outback Steakhouse at 9:45 a.m. The free tour will begin at 10:45 a.m. U.S. Coast Guard T-shirts are available for $20.

Members of the public are invited. To participate, call Vocational Chair Margie Flores at 633-4563 or email margieF1202@yahoo.com.

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Miss Maui Filipina will be crowned

The Maui Filipino Community Council will crown its 2015 Miss Maui Filipina, Casey Salcedo, at The King Kamehameha Golf Club during a program that will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Friday.

On June 13, the Miss Maui Filipina Scholarship Pageant was held at the McCoy Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Salcedo was the first runner-up. Chelsea Guzman was crowned as the queen.

On July 25, Guzman was crowned as the Miss Hawaii Filipina and will now have to relinquish her Miss Maui Filipina crown to the first runner-up.

Tickets to the event are $50 and include a buffet dinner.

For more information, call Marilyn Oura at 280-2057.

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Consent forms for cat spay/neuter clinic

9th Life Hawaii will present a free/low-cost cat spay/neuter clinic on Aug. 29. Volunteers will pick up cats at designated locations throughout Maui and transport them to a fully equipped surgery clinic. Cats will be returned later the same day to the original pickup point.

All cats are welcome except noticeably pregnant cats. The organization says it can sterilize cats safely as young as 8 weeks old. There is a $35 suggested donation, but the service is free if there is a hardship.

Call 866-3050 or email info@9thlifehawaii.org to obtain a surgical consent form.

People interested in volunteering with 9th Life Hawaii are asked to call 572-3499.

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KSCC announces monthly meeting

Kahului School Community Council will hold its monthly one-hour meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday in the school library.

Parents, students and community members are invited.

For more information, call the school at 727-4700 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on school days.

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Crafters, vendors sought for festival

Crafters and vendors are being sought to participate in St. John’s Kula Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19 on the grounds of the church at 8992 Kula Highway.

For more information or to reserve a space, call 878-6531 or 878-1485. To view an application, visit www.stjohnsmaui.org.

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Guzman crowned Miss Hawaii Filipina

Nineteen-year-old Chelsea Iloreta Guzman of Maui was crowned Miss Hawaii Filipina 2015 on July 25 at the Pacific Beach Hotel in Waikiki.

Guzman is a University of Hawaii at Manoa student studying nursing. She is the daughter of Romeo and Amparo Guzman of Wailuku.

The outgoing queen was also a former Miss Maui Filipina. For two years in a row, Miss Maui Filipina was mentored and chaperoned by Yvienne (Tagorda) Peterson, pageant chairperson and director of the Miss Maui Filipina Scholarship Pageant.

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Gifts of honeybee focus of series

University of Hawaii Maui College Edventure and the Sustainable Living Institute of Maui are offering a beekeeping series. In partnership with the Maui Master Gardener Program at the UH College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources and the Hawaii Department of Agriculture, the three-day series will cover intermediate beekeeping, products of the hive and their many uses, and cooking with honey.

Danielle Downey and Noelani Waters, apiculture specialists for the Hawaii Department of Agriculture, will teach the first two classes on the UH-MC campus. Both sessions are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

On Friday, hands-on work with the hives is included in Intermediate Beekeeping, focusing on bee health issues, identifying and managing bee diseases and parasites, while keeping hives healthy for greater honey production. The cost is $89.

On Saturday, Products of the Hive provides instruction in the creation of lotions, lip balms, soap, massage oil and candles, some of which will be made in class. The cost is $95 (includes material fee).

On Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Jeff Scheer, executive chef at the Mill House at Maui Tropical Plantation, will invite participants into his kitchen for Cooking With Honey to learn ways to use honey in both cooked and raw dishes. The cost is $99 (includes material fee).

Register by calling Edventure at 984-3231, or online through edventuremaui.com. Email mvstephe@hawaii.edu with questions.

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STEM internship plans symposium

The Akamai Workforce Initiative’s Internship Program announces its Student Internship Symposium from 9:30 to 11:30 am. Monday at the Pacific Disaster Center, 1305 N. Holopono St., Suite 2 in Kihei. The public is invited to attend.

The Maui Symposium will feature Celina Bekins, Michael Gorman, Kourtney Kehr, Saxon Knight, Kevin Ryan and Derae Shibata. They will be presenting their project work at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Akimeka LLC and the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope.

The program is designed for all community college and university graduates in Hawaii and also kamaaina studying on the Mainland who are pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) fields.

The initiative is in its 13th year of providing college students with summer projects at observatories and other high-tech companies in Hawaii. Fifty percent of this year’s cohorts are female and 32 percent are Native Hawaiian, according to a news release.

An RSVP is required to attend the symposium. Email isee@uscs.edu to reserve a seat.

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Moonlight Mele concert on Saturday

The Maui Historical Society’s summer Moonlight

Mele concert with George Kahumoku and Friends will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the historic Bailey House Museum in Wailuku.

Special guest Neal Yamamura will be joining Kahumoku, along with the University of Hawaii Maui College Institute of Hawaiian Music and the keiki of Halau Na Hanona Kulike O Pi’ilani.

Admission is $5, with children under 12 admitted free.

“There’s nothing like listening to live Hawaiian music under the stars. You’ll feel like you’re at a private family party,” said Maui Historical Society/Bailey House Museum Executive Director Sissy Lake-Farm. “The concert takes place outdoors on the museum lawn with stunning Iao Valley in the backdrop. We want to support local musicians and provide authentic, safe and comfortable family entertainment for our Maui community.”

There will be keiki activities centered on the Hawaiian moon calendar; food, beer, wine, kamboocha and awa for purchase; free guided museum tours; and Kealopiko’s Moon Phase Project.

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday. For more information, visit www.mauimuseum.org.

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Disaster prep topic of presentation

Michele Liberty, Maui County director of the American Red Cross, will be guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Maui’s noon meeting Thursday at Tante’s Restaurant.

She will be speaking on disaster preparedness and about the work of the American Red Cross.

The meeting is open to the public and visitors are welcome; lunch is from the menu.

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

Local Briefs

Free drop-in keiki screening fair at mall

Imua Family Services and its team of specialized children’s therapists will provide a free drop-in screening fair at Queen Ka’ahumanu Shopping Center in Kahului from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Families can meet and speak with therapists regarding their child’s strengths and any possible areas of concern. If parents are unsure of developmental milestones their children should be reaching, this is the opportunity to ask questions.

Around the Queen Ka’ahumanu Shopping Center stage, Imua will host individual talk story sessions where parents can have one-on-one conversations with early childhood intervention professionals. On stage, Imua will provide entertainment with interactive play, singalongs and more. Special appearances will include Maui Taiko, Hello Kitty and some of Maui’s talented youths.

The event focuses on children up to age 6. Each child/family that receives a developmental screening from Imua’s team will receive a coupon for a free train ride on the Cubby Caboose (valid day of event only).

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Hawaiian culture subject of talk

Lei’ohu Ryder and Maydeen Iao will host an evening of “Talking Story” and Hawaiian culture from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Awakening in Paradise, 1215 S. Kihei Road in Kihei. A suggested donation to Aloha in Action is $15.

For more information, call 891-1114.

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Maui Science Center topic of presentation

Rimma Murta, founder and director of the Maui Science Center, will speak at the 7:30 breakfast meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise on Wednesday at Chez Meme Bistro and Bakery Restaurant in Kihei.

Murta will share information about this new nonprofit organization. Its vision is “Exploring the World around us for a Better Future.” Murta will explain the goals and objectives of the group and answer questions.

The meeting fee is $5 and includes coffee or tea. Breakfast may be ordered from the menu. The public is invited. For more information, call Secretary Joanne Laird at 757-0981 or visit www.kiheirotary.org.

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Two Maui ‘Bigs’ receive recognition

Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii recently recognized the recipients of the 2015 School-Based Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Year awards from each island. The winners from Maui are as follows:

* Cory Williams – Above and Beyond Award.

* Jessica Mendiola – Maui School-Based Big Sister of the Year.

Every year, Big Brothers Big Sisters awards a handful of outstanding Bigs for their dedication to the program and positive impact in their match. These Bigs have been volunteering for at least two years and demonstrate the success that comes from the mentoring program.

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Peggy Haake obtains auxiliary VFW office

Peggy Haake of Kahului, a life member of Wilbert Wah Tom Auxiliary No. 3850, was elected national conductress of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States at the 102nd National Convention held July 18-22 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Haake is now in the second of five offices leading to the national presidency, which she is expected to hold in 2019-20.