Local Briefs

Ho’olaule’a set at Kamehameha

Kamehameha Schools Maui’s 13th annual Ho’olaule’a will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the school campus in Pukalani.

This year’s entertainment lineup includes: Sistah Robi Kahakalau, John Cruz, Brother Noland, Kamakakehau Fernandez, Mike Ka’awa, Kamehameha Schools halau, Hawaiian Ensemble and ‘Ukulele Band, Halau Kekuaokala’au’ala’ihiahi, and emcee Alaka’i Paleka.

Attractions include a country store, food booths run by parents and students, a sweet shop, silent auction, kids zone and, new this year, food trucks. Admission is free.

This event is produced by the KSM Parent, Teacher, Student ‘Ohana to raise funds to support enrichment experiences that are not funded by KSM.


Vegetarian society sponsors screenings

The Vegetarian Society of Hawaii will sponsor two DVD screenings — “How Not To Die” and “The Most Important Speech You Will Ever Hear” — at Kaunoa Senior Center beginning at 3 p.m. April 9.

The first film features Dr. Michael Greger, author of the best-selling book “How Not To Die.” He discusses the leading causes of death among Americans and how diet can reduce the risk of developing these diseases.

The second features Gary Yourofsky, American animal rights activist and lecturer.

Both screenings are free; no reservations are needed.

Kaunoa Senior Center is at 401 Alakapa Place in Spreckelsville. For more information, contact 385-2790 or jerome.kellner@gmail.com.


Free workshops to aid caregivers

Maui Adult Day Care Centers and the Maui County Office on Aging invite the public to free caregiver workshops titled “Breathing for Physical/Emotional Well Being.” Julie Buck will provide her knowledge, along with hands-on movement, to help attendees experience the benefits of breathing and movement techniques to promote calmness, serenity and well-being.

The workshops are as follows:

• Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. — Hale Mahaolu Home Pumehana, 290 Kolapa Place Kaunakakai.

• Thursday, 9:30 a.m. — Lahaina Hongwanji Mission, 551 Wainee St., Lahaina.

Light refreshments will be provided for attendees, who may bring their own water. Certificates of attendance will be available for professionals. Complimentary day care can be provided for adults during the Lahaina workshop; call in advance to arrange. No reservations are needed to attend. All workshops are free and open to the public. For more information, call Kathleen Couch 871-5804.


Maui group to protest abortion

Maui Moral Majority is an organization that was created for people of all backgrounds and faiths to come together and stand up against issues that are immoral, according to a news release.

The group will meet from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at the corner of Kaahumanu Avenue and Kane Street near Sears. Members will hold signs to support unborn babies’ right to live and pregnancy clinics’ right to choose if they do not morally agree with abortion.

The group opposes allowing the Legislature to pass the SB501, which would force pregnancy clinics to promote abortion, even if the clinics morally disagree, the release states.

Maui Moral Majority shirts can be purchased at Faith in Jesus Church, 432 Waiehu Beach Road in Wailuku. To attend one of the group’s biweekly meetings, call the church office at 244-1286.


New play coming to Maui libraries

Several Maui County libraries will host free performances of “Home,” a new play for young children presented by Honolulu Theatre for Youth.

Written and directed by Annie Cusick Wood, this half-hour production explores the value of shelter through the story of two characters who struggle to create their own homes and find out that one of the great joys of having a home is sharing it.

The performances are as follows:

• Monday, 3 p.m. — Molokai Public Library.

• April 10, 3 p.m. — Wailuku Public Library.

• April 11, 3 p.m. — Makawao Public Library.

• April 11, 6 p.m. — Kihei Public Library.

• April 12, 10 a.m. — Lanai Public & School Library.

This program is designed for ages 3 to 5. All children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.


Personality types topic of presentation

Enneagram teacher Ann Paquin will speak at Wednesday’s meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea about how enneagram illuminates nine paths of service. The nine-sided figure is used in a particular system of analysis to represent the spectrum of possible personality types.

The meeting begins at noon at Mulligan’s on the Blue and is open to the public. Lunch will be served for $15.

For more information, email margief1202@yahoo.com.


Relationship classes begin on Thursday

BridgeBuilders classes to teach relationship skills will begin on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. downstairs at the Maui Coffee Attic in Wailuku. The free classes will continue on Thursday nights at the same location, according to an announcement.

Questions about these free classes may be texted to Bill and Lena Staton at 269-8450.


Maui author will sign latest novel

Maui author Hugh Dutton will be appearing at Barnes & Noble in Lahaina from 2 to 5 p.m. April 9 to sign copies of his latest novel, “Bad Blood.” Information about Dutton can be found at hughduttonbooks.com.


Keiki care program taking applications

The Quality Care for Hawaiian Keiki program is accepting applications for assistance to pay for summer programs or summer child care for children in grades K-6 on Maui and Molokai.

Eligible families must be Native Hawaiian/part Hawaiian, and parents must be working or attending school/training at least 20 hours per week, or looking for work. Families must meet income eligibility guidelines. Resource caregivers need not meet the income criteria but must be working or attending school/training. Families are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to ensure available funding.

To prescreen, complete the Eligibility Screen at www.mfss.org. Families screened as eligible will be contacted to complete the full application. For more information, contact (808) 783-2816 or qchk@mfss.org.

QCHK is a program operated by Maui Family Support Services Inc.


Planners giving presentations

The Maui County Planning Department’s Long Range Division is available to provide presentations about the community plan update process to any community association, civic organizations, service groups, school associations and others upon request.

Besides educating the public, the presentations provide a way for groups to voice their ideas and concerns regarding the process.

The division has made presentations to the Alliance of Maui Community Associations, the Kula Community Association and the West Maui Taxpayers Association. A presentation has been scheduled before the Maui Non-Profit Executive Director’s Association at its April 13 meeting.

Any community group or organization interested in scheduling a presentation and dialogue about the process, contact the Long Range Planning Division at 270- 7214 or planning@mauicounty.org.


Home health care office wins award

BAYADA Home Health Care in Wailuku received the 2017 Best of Home Care Provider of Choice Award from Home Care Pulse, the industry’s leading research firm that benchmarks quality satisfaction across North America. This year, 56 of BAYADA’s adult nursing, assistive care, and assistive care state-program offices received the honor.

Each year, Home Care Pulse awards providers who meet certain criteria in one more of these 10 categories: ability, client and caregiver compatibility, compassion, communication, confidence, professionalism, recommendations, services, quality of life and work ethic.

Offices qualify if they have been Home Care Pulse certified for at least six consecutive months, have 10 percent of clients interviewed monthly, and achieve the top 50th percentile in three of more client satisfaction categories for the region.


A Cup of Cold Water releases report

A Cup of Cold Water conducted 9,779 service contacts to the houseless in 2016, according to its annual report released in February. The outreach ministry of the Episcopal Churches on Maui and friends, now in its fourth year of service, operates weekly in Central, South and West Maui, delivering the basic needs of water, nutrition, clothing and comfort to Maui’s chronic homeless and houseless population.

ACCW also offers referrals and placement options to those who desire the help. It is an all-volunteer and zero-salary street ministry and partners with members from the Roman Catholic, Protestant and nondenominational communities, as well as Buddhists of the Kahului and Wailuku Hongwanji and other faith-based groups and friends.


Benefit for Women Helping Women

Uplift Maui will present an event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 9 at 1676 Halama St. in Kihei to benefit Women Helping Women Maui.

For a $45 fee, participants can come and go as they please and enjoy an afternoon of wellness that includes a pool yoga-lates class (choice of 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m. or 1:15 p.m.), mini-massage sessions with professional massage therapists from Maui Hands On Massage Corp., acai bowls and smoothies from Brekkie Bowls, live music, and raffles.

Men, women and children age 10 and older are welcome. To RSVP, contact 495-7154 or upliftmaui@gmail.com.