Local Briefs

Cynthia Moreno Tuohy

Training set for addiction workers

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, will hold a workshop titled “Romancing the Brain: Conflict Resolution in Recovery” on May 24 and 25 at the Wailea Beach Marriot.

NAADAC Executive Director Cynthia Moreno Tuohy will lead the two-day training, which will cover ways that addiction and other health professionals can use psycho-emotional-social-spiritual cognitive behavioral therapy treatments with adults and youths who have experienced trauma and conflict.

Cost to attend the training is $150 for NAADAC members and $180 for nonmembers. Interested individuals should visit www.naadac.org/hawaii-trainings to register. Special hotel rates are available for conference attendees.


Paper heart sales will help campaign

In celebration of National Stroke Awareness month, Minit Stop Hawaii has joined the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association on the “Have a Heart, Save a Heart” campaign, selling $1 paper hearts to customers to raise funds for the fight against heart disease and stroke.

This is the first year Minit Stop Hawaii is participating in the “Have a Heart, Save a Heart” campaign, with a goal of raising $5,000. Funds raised by Minit Stop Hawaii support the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s lifesaving research and community education programs in Hawaii.

The campaign is ongoing through May 22 at all Minit Stop Hawaii stores.


Pollard to perform at Picnic for Poki

Pamela Polland, founder of the traditional Hawaiian music group Keaolani, will be performing at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ka’ahumanu Church lawn in Wailuku.

An award-winning singer and songwriter, Pollard will sing a variety of traditional Hawaiian music classics.

The performance is part of the Picnic for Poki event, sponsored by Roselani Place, an assisted living community, which will provide fresh-baked cookies, coffee and water. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or mat and their lunch. The event is free and open to the public.


Hilo author will speak at bookstore

Hilo author Patricia Panahi’s debut novel, “Veil of Walls,” tells of Anahita Sadeghi, a 10-year-old girl whose one-month family visit to Iran turns into a nightmare when she is not allowed to return to the United States.

At 2 p.m. May 27 at Barnes & Noble in Lahaina, Panahi will share personal stories about the shock of being ripped from her East Coast home and taken to the walled-in courtyards of Tehran.


Art Maui annual meeting is Tuesday

Art Maui will hold its annual meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Haynes Meeting Room in Kahului.

There will be a farewell to outgoing board members and a welcome to new members. Reports will be given for the year.

Art Maui has an annual exhibition at the MACC, although it is a separate organization, which was founded in 1979.


Pink paddlers official to speak

An official from the Mana’olana Pink Paddlers, the paddling group that focuses on helping cancer survivors regain health and happiness, will be the guest speaker at Wednesday’s Kihei-Wailea Rotary Club meeting at Mulligan’s on the Blue.

The meeting begins at noon with lunch available at 11:45 a.m. for $15. The public is invited.

For more information, email margief1202@yahoo.com.


Time management class set at MEO

The Society for Human Resource Management Hawaii Chapter will present a seminar titled “Time Management for Everyone” from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday at Maui Economic Opportunity, 99 Mahalani St. in Wailuku.

Presenter Gary Albitz is an expert in global sales, marketing and business development, according to an announcement. He is certified business coach and trainer for FocalPoint International for Hawaii and Northern California.

To register, go to www.shrmhawaii.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=955938.


Concert, workshops to support center

Kuana Torres Kahele will host a fundraising concert to support preservation and educational programs of the Lana’i Culture & Heritage Center at the Hulopo’e Ballroom of the Four Seasons Resort Lana’i at 7 p.m. June 3. He will showcase songs from his new album, “Music for the Hawaiian Islands Vol. 5, Lana’ika’ula.”

Tickets priced at $25, $50 and $75 are available for purchase at the Lana’i CHC during normal hours of operation. Call 565-7177 for more information.

Also, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 3, Lana’i CHC will host a series of cultural arts workshops in the terrace-level lobby of the resort. A guided walk to the ancient village complex overlooking Hulopoe and up to the bluff overlooking Puupehe Islet will also be offered at 10 a.m. The Niihau and lauhala earring workshops have a small fee for materials. All other workshops are free. Supplies will be limited.

Expeditions will also be running a late ferry for those who wish to visit Lanai for the concert and return to Maui that night. For advance reservations, call 661-3756.


Hospice Maui offers free screening

Hospice Maui invites the community to attend a free screening and discussion of the PBS Frontline documentary “Being Mortal” from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Hospice Maui, 400 Mahalani St. in Wailuku.

Based on the best-selling book by Dr. Atul Gawande, this film explores the hopes of patients and families facing life-limiting illness and their relationships with the doctors, nurses and family members.

For more information, contact Joyce Lechuga at 446-7609 or Joyce.hospicemaui@gmail.com.


Keiki can explore science at library

Kihei Public Library will welcome youngsters ages 7 and up to “Explore Science: Earth & Space” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Maui Science and Discovery Center will bring hands-on activities and introduce the fields of heliophysics, Earth science, planetary science and astrophysics.

Participants will make clouds, imagine what extraterrestrial life might be like, investigate gravity and explore icy worlds.

This event is sponsored by the Kay A. Edwards Memorial Fund.


Free trips offered to service personnel

The U.S. Navy League, Maui Council will celebrate its fifth anniversary of “Salute To Our Service People” on June 14. It will provide Maui County veterans and enlisted military, at no cost, three fishing charters out of Lahaina Harbor and one sunset sail on The Queen’s Treasure that leaves from Kaanapali.

The U.S. Navy League, Maui Council will take care of the cocktails, and pupu will be supplied by Lahaina Yacht Club. Space is limited. To make a reservation, call Suzan Ayers at 661-8232 during daytime hours.

Fishing charters leave at 6 a.m. and the sunset sail begins at approximately 5 p.m.

Supporting merchants include Start Me Up, Maui Jim, Die Hard and Lahaina Yacht Club.


Free picnic offered at Waihee refuge

The Hawaiian Islands Land Trust is hosting its annual Free Family Picnic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 3 at the Waihe’e Coastal Dunes & Wetlands Refuge and invites the public to attend.

The event will begin with the recognition of two volunteers who have donated hundreds of hours of their time to help restore the Waihee refuge. The voices of the keiki of Punana Leo o Maui Hawaiian immersion preschool will kick off the day with an oli (chant) for the area of Kapoho, along with other Hawaiian mele. There will be live music by Ron Kuala’au and Zanuck Lindsey. Activities include a guided tour of the wetlands and a visit to ancient cultural sites.

Master stone carver Hoaka De Los Reyes will lead a discussion and attendees may experience the taste of awa.

Food will be catered by Zing Maui. To RSVP, call 791-0729 or info@hilt.org. Space is limited.


Participants sought for Lahaina parade

The Na Kamehameha Commemorative Pa’u Parade & Ho’olaule’a will take place June 17 and 18 in Lahaina.

The planning committee is seeking commercial and nonprofit floats, decorated vehicles, marching and walking units for the parade, which will begin at 9:45 a.m. June 17. For applications, email sfdhawaii@gmail.com.

The ho’olaule’a under the Lahaina Banyan Tree will include exhibits, keiki art activities, food booths, Maui-made crafts, music and hula.

The festivities are scheduled to last until 5 p.m. and continue from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 18.