Local Briefs

Uncle Wayne

Uncle Wayne will perform at library

Makawao Public Library is inviting keiki and their caregivers to join musician and early-education specialist Uncle Wayne Watkins from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday and Aug. 31. This special “unplugged” storytime will feature songs, laughter and learning for toddlers and preschoolers.


Hale Mahaolu gears up for Special Fair

Hale Mahaolu is once again partnering with the Maui Fair Alliance to coordinate the 28th annual Special Fair Day to be held Oct. 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A badge pass is required to enter the fairgrounds on Special Fair Day.

Special Fair Day is reserved primarily for those who are mobility impaired and who find it difficult to maneuver during the Maui Fair’s operating hours.

Applications to attend the Special Fair Day are available at Hale Mahaolu, 200 Hina Ave. in Kahului, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All applications must be received by Hale Mahaolu before 3:30 p.m., Aug. 22. Space is limited.

For information, call 872-4130. Applications are not available online.


Events set at two public libraries

Kihei and Makawao public libraries will offer the following free events this month:

Kihei Public Library

• Wednesday, 3 p.m. — Discovering the Classics with Papa Lopaka. Keiki ages 6 and older can join Papa Lopaka (Robert DeVinck) for a dramatic reading of the Classics Illustrated comic book “Green Mansions” by W. H. Hudson. A brief discussion and Q&A session will follow.

• Aug. 29, 6 p.m. — Family Movie Night. See the popular computer-animated superhero comedy film “LEGO Batman.” Rated PG.

Makawao Public Library

• Aug. 23, 5 p.m. — “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End.” Watch this PBS “Frontline” documentary based on the best-selling book by Dr. Atul Gawande exploring the hopes of patients and families facing life-limiting illness and their relationships with doctors, nurses and family caregivers.

A discussion will follow with Hospice Maui staff, Dr. Nancy Long and bereavement counselor Joyce Lechuga.


Safety training for construction workers

The Construction Safety and Injury Prevention program is being offered for the first time across Hawaii. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has granted the Building Industry Association of Hawaii the Susan Harwood Capacity Building Training Grant, which provides funds for training programs to educate construction workers and employers on methods to recognize, avoid and prevent of hazards in the workplace.

This training will teach occupational safety and health training and technical assistance to employers and employees.

The training will be offered on Maui Wednesday from 8 a.m. to noon for workers, and from 1 to 5 p.m. for safety managers and safety coordinators. Managers, employers and supervisory staff will receive training from 8 a.m. to noon Friday. All classes will be at University of Hawaii Maui College.

Registration is free. For more information, or to register, go to www.biahawaii.org/construction-safety-injury-prevention-program. For more information, call (808) 629-7505.


PCA will discuss affordable housing

The Pukalani Community Association will discuss affordable housing at its quarterly meeting on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room at the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center.

Carol Reimann, county Housing and Human Concerns director, and Alice Lee, former Maui County Council member and consultant, will be the speakers.

In addition to updates on affordable housing in Maui County, the association will also discuss its recent keiki golf tournament, the upcoming Pukalani skatepark and Pukalani Park benches.

The public is welcome. Light refreshments will be provided.


Veterans exhibit coming to a close

The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center’s showing of “One Puka-Puka: The Purple Heart Battalion” exhibit is coming to a close on Aug. 26. The exhibit is open from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is free.

NVMC is located at 665 Kahului Beach Road. For more information, call 244-6862 or visit www.nvmc.org.


Youth orchestra seeks musicians

Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra is asking for teacher recommendations instead of holding auditions for the orchestra’s 2017-18 season. For more information, including where to obtain required forms, email mypomaui@gmail.com or call 283-6723.

Rehearsals will begin on Sept. 2 from 9 to 11:15 a.m. Instruments accepted are violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, piccolo, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, French horn, tuba and percussion.


Keokea Marketplace will open Saturday

There will be a wide variety of food offerings when the Keokea Homestead Farm Lots Association presents the third annual “Da Taste of Keokea” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Keokea Marketplace.

Daylong musical entertainment will include local recording artists Richard Dancil and Alika Akana, the Oahu group Na Hoku Pa, Lia, and hula by Central Maui-based halau Na Hanona Kulike ‘O Pi’ilani.

A cultural-village booth will feature coconut craft-making of items, such as button earrings and palm tree painting.

The Keokea Marketplace is at Mile Marker 17 of Kula Highway at Kaamana Street, a quarter-mile past Grandma’s Coffee House.

Admission is free.

Vendors are invited to offer sampler-size culinary treats, farm-fresh produce, floral arrangements, handcrafted goods and more. For vendor information, contact Kalena Park at keokeapark@aol.com.


Mediation topic of presentation

Bevanne Bowers, executive director for the Maui Mediation Services, will be guest speaker at the noon meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea on Wednesday at Mulligans on the Blue.

The meeting is open to the pubic; lunch is $15.

For more information, email margief1202@yahoo.com.


Car wash to benefit Maui Ki-Aikido

Maui Ki-Aikido students and instructors will be washing cars for the public from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Maui Design Center/Ceramic Tile Plus, on the corner of Kaahumanu Avenue and Kahului Beach Road (across from Sears). The fee is $10 for cars and $12 for large vans and SUVs.

The car wash will benefit the nonprofit martial arts organization. For more information, see mauiaikido.com, or call the dojo at 244-5165.


Craft fair set at Roselani Place

Roselani Place will present Goodies and Things Craft Fair and Bake Sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at 88 S. Papa Ave. in Kahului. Admission is free and open to the public. Proceeds will benefit the Roselani Place resident activities program.

There will be a variety of vendors and fresh-baked cookies from Roselani Place. For more information, contact activities@roselaniplace.com or 871-7720.


Furniture sale set at Paia mission

The Mantokuji Soto Zen Mission in Paia will have a new and used furniture sale from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday. The selection will include home decor and plants.

The mission is located at 253 Hana Highway. For more information, call 579-8051.


Vendors sought for senior fair

Maui Economic Opportunity Inc. is seeking vendors, health care providers and community partners interested in participating in the 44th annual Maui County Senior Fair, scheduled for Oct. 28 at the War Memorial Gym in Wailuku from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The fair is sponsored by the Maui County Office on Aging and produced by MEO. Featured artists include Never Too Late and Napua Greig-Nakasone.

The fair attracts over 2,000 individuals of all ages, according to an announcement. To request an application, email Community Services Director Gerry Lum at gerry.lum@meoinc.org. Completed applications and applicable payment must be submitted to MEO by Sept. 18. For more information, visit www.meoinc.org or call Lum at 249-2970.


Richard Ho’opi’i to perform free concert

Uncle Richard Ho’opi’i will be the featured guest when Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions present Picnic for Poki at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Historic Ka’ahumanu Church in Wailuku.

Ho’opi’i has practiced the traditional Hawaiian art of leo ki’eki’e (falsetto) for most of his life. He and his brother Solomon were recipients in 1997 of the prestigious National Endowment of the Arts Folk Heritage Fellowship.

Roselani Place will serve fresh-baked cookies, coffee and water. Attendees are advised to bring a lawn chair or mat and their lunch to this free performance.

The church is at 103 S. High St. For more information, call 871-7720.


St. Anthony seeks alumni nominations

St. Anthony School has opened nominations for its 2017 Alumni Hall of Fame. Awardees will be honored at the Strength in Unity Gala on Oct. 28 at the King Kamehameha Golf Club.

The award gives recognition to graduates or honorary graduates each year.

Nomination forms are available in the St. Anthony School Admissions Office and at www.sasmaui.org. The deadline for submission is 5 p.m. Tuesday.

For more information, contact Admissions Director Claudine San Nicolas at development@sasmaui.org or 244-4190, ext. 268.