Local Briefs

Ho’olaule’a set at Keokea Marketplace

Homestead foods, crafts and daylong entertainment in an Upcountry setting will highlight the fourth Keokea Ho’olaule’a from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Keokea Marketplace, located at Milepost 17 of Kula Highway.

The nonprofit Keokea Homestead Farm Lots Association hosts the annual ho’olaule’a featuring fresh produce, plants and flowers, plate lunches and crafts.

Vendor applications are available for this free event. The vendor fee is $50 for a 10-by-10-foot space; for application forms, contact Kalena Park at (808) 870-3220 or email keokeamarketplace@gmail.com.

The host Keokea Homestead Farm Lots Association is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit representing Maui’s only agricultural homestead, encompassing 65 2-acre lots dedicated to sustainable, subsistence farming.

The group also will present the annual Da Taste of Keokea culinary fest Aug. 19 followed by Holiday Crafts at Keokea on Nov. 11.


Engineer to discuss transportation issues

Panos Prevedouros, professor of civil engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, will give a lunch presentation at the Maui Country Club from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday titled “Honolulu, Maui and Statewide Surface Transportation Challenges and Opportunities.”

Prevedouros will talk about traffic solutions for Maui and the impact of rail outside of Honolulu, according to an announcement.

A $20 fee includes a lunch buffet. To register, visit www.grassrootinstitute.org.


Benefit night set at Flatbread Co.

Flatbread Co. in Paia will be hosting a benefit night to support the Hawaii Association for Marine Education and Research from 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday. A portion of the night’s pizza sales will be donated to HAMER.


Outstanding Older American to speak

A 2017 Maui County Outstanding Older American, Cornelius Feenstra, will be guest speaker at the Monday meeting of the Kula AARP Chapter in the Kula Community Center. The meeting begins with refreshments at 9 a.m., followed by the program at 9:30.

Feenstra was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands, but has been a Kihei resident for a number of years. He survived imprisonment in a Nazi concentration camp, and after the war he participated in relief efforts, human rights campaigns, blood drives and fundraising events for war victims. He has done considerable volunteering for several organizations on Maui.

The meeting is open to the public; no reservations necessary. For information, call Diane Logsdon at 878-3448.


SAT preparation at Seabury Hall

Seabury Hall will offer a summer course for grades 10 to 12 that will prepare students for the SAT and PSAT that includes evidence-based reading and writing, math and essay writing. The course will also include ACT preparation.

The classes will take place from 8 a.m. to noon from July 22 (the only Saturday session) and weekdays from July 24 to Aug. 4 at Seabury Hall. The cost is $395.

Registration forms and information flyers can be downloaded at seaburyhall.org.

For more information, contact kmiddleton@seaburyhall.org. This course accommodates all public and private school calendars, according to an announcement.


Eagle Scouts will be recognized at event

The Boy Scout Maui County Council will be celebrating and recognizing Maui County’s Eagle Scouts from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Maui Beach Hotel.

Each year, Scouts around the nation demonstrate leadership skills while performing a project for the benefit of their community. Very often, the Eagle project is what highlights the full impact of the Scouting program to the community at large. Each year the Scouting program on Maui provides over 17,000 hours of service to improve the community.

This year, 28 Maui County Scouts have earned the rank of Eagle with their projects. While all projects will be recognized, the top five Eagle Scout projects have been selected and will be showcased at the event. In addition, Casey Forrest Engineering Scholarships will be awarded.

Sponsorships, ad sales and table sales are available by contacting the Scout office at 244-3724. Ticket sales are $75 per person or $750 for a table of 10.

For more information, contact the office at 244-3724 or via email at ellie.leialoha@scouting.org.


Aging wisely series at Roselani Place

Roselani Place in Kahului will present its Aging Wisely Community Series from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Guest speaker Steve Blake will lead a class and slide presentation about The Hawaii Dementia Prevention Trial.

Roselani Place will also host an open house with model apartments open for viewing, door prizes and musical entertainment by Frances Ku. Light healthy refreshments will be served.

Admission is free and open to the public. To reserve a space or for more information, contact Diane Alba-Means at diane@roselaniplace.com or 871-7720. Roselani Place is at 88 S. Papa Ave.


Annual bazaar at Po’okela Church

Po’okela Church will hold its annual bazaar from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Items to be sold include household rummage, clothing, furniture, potted plants, cut flowers, fresh vegetables, baked goods, pickled vegetables and new church cookbooks. A silent auction will also be held.

Foods will include kalbi rib plate, hamburgers, hot dogs, chow fun, nachos, chili and rice, Spam musubi and soft drinks. A free bouncing castle and entertainment will be offered throughout the day. Proceeds will go to the ministries of the church. The bazaar chairperson is Michele Nakoa.

The event will also feature a Best Portuguese Bean Soup Contest. Interested contestants should call 876-1136 for information and to register. There is no entry fee. Prizes will be given.

Po’okela Church is located at 200 Olinda Road, one-fourth mile above Makawao town. For more information, call the church at 573-0903.


Five libraries will host Uncle Wayne

In celebration of the Statewide Summer Reading Program, five Maui libraries will host Uncle Wayne and the Howling Dog Band in free performances that bring songs, learning and laughter to children between the ages of 2 and 8.

Uncle Wayne and his band will play at Makawao Pubic Library at 10 a.m. Saturday; Kahului Public Library at 12:30 p.m. June 27; Wailuku Public Library at 10 a.m. June 28; Lahaina Public Library at 10:30 a.m. June 29; and Kihei Public Library at 10:30 a.m. June 30.

These performances are sponsored by Maui Friends of the Library and the Kay A. Edwards Memorial Fund. All children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.


Children’s clothing exchange in Kula

Waipuna Chapel is hosting a children’s clothing exchange at its facility at 17 Omaopio Road in Kula from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. People are asked to bring good quality items of clothing for children, ages newborn to 12, and exchange them for an equal number of clothing items that fit their children.

Donations of children’s clothing will also be accepted. Admission is free and there will be an open coffee bar. For more information, call Betty Hunt at 238-7092.


Baldwin junior attending SLE

Caitlin Villarosa, a junior at Baldwin High School, has been selected to be among 1,000 attendees at West Point’s prestigious Summer Leaders Experience this month. More than 5,000 juniors nationwide applied to SLE.

A week’s worth of seminars are designed to help juniors with their college selection process, while giving them an idea of the importance of leadership and sound decision-making in their education, careers and lives.

SLE takes place at the United States Military Academy at West Point, 50 miles north of New York City.


Workshop offered for caregivers

Maui Adult Day Care Centers and the Maui County Office on Aging will offer a free caregiver workshop titled “Help! I’m A Caregiver” at several locations in Maui County this month.

Kathleen Couch, caregiver/program coordinator for Maui Adult Day Care Centers, will present at the following locations:

• Tuesday, 10 a.m. — Hale Hulu Mamo in Hana.

• June 27, 10 a.m. — Lanai Senior Center in Lanai City.

• June 29, 9:30 a.m. — Hale Mahaolu Home Pumehana Community Center in Kaunakakai.

No reservations are needed. Certificates of Attendance will be available for professionals. Light refreshments will be provided for attendees.

For more information, call Couch at 871-5804.


Maui Toastmasters bring home trophies

Sarah Hambek captured the first-place trophy and the title of “Best Speaker” in the State of Hawaii at the Toastmasters International Speech Contest in Honolulu on May 6. Other Maui winners include Kimberly Parker, who placed third in the International Speech Contest, and Danny Macias, who placed second in the Table Topics Speech Contest.

Hambek will take her winning speech titled “The Gift of Adversity” to the region finals in Vancouver, British Columbia, in August as part of the annual Toastmasters International Convention.


3 Maui schools win cash prizes

Between April 15 and May 15, students, teachers and staff members from 22 Hawaii schools competed to win cash prizes during the monthlong “Fire Up Your Feet Challenge,” which encourages physical activity and wellness at school.

The following Maui schools received awards for their participation in the 2017 challenge: Pomaikai Elementary School, $1,000; Waihee Elementary School, $1,000; and Kula Elementary School, $100.