Local Briefs

Eden Zang

Free Sea Talk at Maui Ocean Center

Oceanwide Science Institute research specialist Eden Zang will present “EARs in the Sea: Whale and Dolphin Behavior Revealed Through Acoustics” at the Maui Ocean Center on Thursday. Doors open after 5:30 p.m. for this free Sea Talk.

Attendees will learn about OSI’s work investigating how spinner dolphins and humpback whales utilize different areas of Maui nui and about new clues into the function of humpback whale song.

Zang’s focus is on processing and analyzing acoustic data, scientific diving, assisting in the coordination of field efforts and marine mammal vessel-based surveys. She has been involved with projects that involve whales, dolphins, fish, marine invertebrates and effects of anthropogenic noise in the marine environment.

Seating is limited; email info@mauioceancenter.com or call 270-7075 to reserve.


Birth collective will present free event

Pacific Birth Collective’s second annual Labor Day Party will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 4 at Makawao Union Church Community Hall, 1445 Baldwin Ave. in Makawao. Admission is free and open to the public.

A highlight of the event will be a Provider and Product Expo with music by Maui’s own Pat Simmons Jr. There will also be food, opportunities to meet members and ask questions, a virtual tour through the first year, and a “fresh vision” board for people to make comments and suggestions.

For more information, contact pacificbirthcollective@gmail.com or visit pacificbirthcollective.org.


Music Fest planned at Outlets of Maui

Outlets of Maui in Lahaina will host a Labor Day Music Fest from 2 to 8 p.m. Sept. 4. Attendees are invited to bring a beach chair and enjoy a concert lineup featuring Max Angel from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Jack Stone from 4 to 5:30 p.m., and Barry Flanagan of Hapa & Special Friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

Outlets of Maui is located at 900 Front St.


Service project set in Haleakala Crater

There are still a few openings for volunteers on a service project in Haleakala Crater over Labor Day weekend with the Friends of Haleakala National Park. Participants will hike into the crater on Saturday, stay in Paliku Cabin for two nights and work on protection of native plants in the crater, hiking out Sept. 4 on the Halemau’u Trail. In addition to helping the national park, those volunteering will also have some time for hiking, bird-watching, stargazing or photography, as well as enjoyment of the quiet crater wilderness.

The park entrance and cabin fees are waived for volunteers doing service work with the Friends of Haleakala National Park. A maximum of 12 persons can be accommodated on each trip, and participants must be physically fit and able to hike in and out of the crater carrying a backpack with their sleeping bag, personal items and a share of the food.

To join this trip, applicants must first visit and register their readiness for the trip at the website www.fhnp.org, where more information about the friends’ mission and the volunteer work to preserve and protect Haleakala National Park can be found. Contact information about then securing a reservation for the project can be found on the website.


95th Maui Fair seeks craft entries

Officials with the 95th Maui Fair encourage people to get started or complete craft projects for the Hobbies and Crafts Exhibit. The exhibit rules and regulations, judging criteria and entry forms are available at www.mauifair.com, or the Maui Fair Office located in the War Memorial Gym parking lot in Wailuku.

All entries must be registered and dropped off on Oct. 4 at the gym between 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Pickup is on Oct. 8 between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.

For more information, contact hobbiesandcrafts@mauifair.com, or call the Maui Fair office at 272-2721. Office hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 242-2721 prior to coming.


KAP presentation set at Maui Mall

Kupuna Alert Partners will give a free presentation from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Maui County Business Resource Center in the Maui Mall.

KAP is a statewide service to educate senior citizens, caretakers and family members on Medicare and securities fraud prevention and prescription drug misuse.

For more information, call 270-5770.


Vision impairment group will meet

The next meeting of the Vision Impairment and Blindness Education and Peer Support Group will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the community room at Ohana Health Plan, 285 W. Kaahumanu Ave., Suite 101B in Kahului.

This month’s topic is accessible prescriptions. Attendees will learn about large print and talking options as well as strategies for organizing and keeping track of medications when it’s hard to read the labels and see the pills.

For more information, contact kathleenk@alohailhawaii.org or 866-4690.


Project benefits humane society

The Pet Shop is supporting King Kekaulike High School senior Kiara Kimizuka and her senior project to benefit the Maui Humane Society. For every purchase of dry pet food from The Pet Shop for donation to the Humane Society through Thursday, The Pet Shop will donate canned pet food as well.

Kimizuka was at the shop over the weekend of Aug. 19 collecting donations of cash, food and other pet items for MHS, while raising awareness for the Humane Society’s “wish list” of needed items.

“We have been a part of the Maui community for the last 44 years and are always happy to help students like Kiara when we have a chance,” said John Guard III, owner of The Pet Shop.

The Pet Shop opened in 1973 in the Maui Mall and moved to its current location at 230 Hana Highway, No. 13 (near the intersection with Wakea Avenue) in 2016.


Buffet will benefit STEMworks Club

Proceeds from a buffet at Tante’s Island Cuisine at the Seaside Hotel in Kahului from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday will benefit Maui Waena Intermediate School’s STEMworks Club. Tickets are $25 prepaid and $30 at the door.

For more information, contact adviser Jennifer Suzuki at 385-2942.


Nominations sought for MNDA awards

The Maui Nonprofit Directors Association is accepting nominations for the following awards:

• Community Business Award — Businesses that have offered financial support of philanthropic projects in Maui County.

• Humanitarian Award — Individuals who have volunteered time, effort and/or financial commitment to support philanthropic activities in Maui County.

• Outstanding Nonprofit Executive Director of the Year — Directors with leadership qualities that have inspired common vision and improved an organization’s programs and services.

Nomination forms may be downloaded at www.mauinonprofit.org. The deadline to submit nominations is 4 p.m. Sept 21.

Nominations may be emailed to mauinonprofit@gmail.com.

Nominees and award recipients will be recognized at the association’s annual meeting at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 19. The keynote speaker will be Lt. Gov. Shan Tstui.

Tickets will be available by the end of August and are $30 per person. The event is open to the public.

For more information, call MNDA President Debbie Cabebe at 243-4300.


Rotary Club plans pau hana at beach

The Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea will have a pau hana gathering at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Kewakapu Beach near the 5 Palms Restaurant. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share, a chair and drinks. The public is invited.

For more information, email margief1202@yahoo.com.