Local Briefs

Sand mining on WCA agenda

The Waikapu Community Association general membership meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Waikapu Community Center.

The topic of discussion will be sand mining at Maui Lani. Kaniloa Kamaunu and Clare Apana from Malama Kakanilua will share their perspective on sand mining, including concerns about its impact to the environment and ancient burial grounds, as well as its effect on nearby Waikapu. They will go into the history of the Battle of Kakanilua, the site of which is being subject to sand mining.

Lucienne de Naie of Sierra Club and Maui Tomorrow will discuss the history of sand mining.

For more information about WCA, visit www.waikapumaui.org or www.facebook.com/waikapumaui.


CERT training set at 2 locations

Community Emergency Response Team Basic Training will begin at the King Kekaulike High School cafeteria Sept. 26. and at the Satori Family Wellness Center, 111 Kane St., in Kahului on Sept. 28.

Both of the first classes will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. They will continue through Nov. 18 at staggered times.

CERT Basic Training is a 24-hour program. The free training consists of classroom instruction, hands-on training and field exercises. CERT is sponsored by Maui Emergency Management Agency and taught by instructors from Maui Fire Department.

Registration is required as class size is limited. To register, contact Maui Civil Defense Agency at 270-7285 or email cert@mauicounty.gov.


Pizza sales will benefit HSDS

Flatbread Co. in Paia will donate a portion of its pizza sales from 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday to the Hawaii State Dressage Society.

HSDS will also have a silent auction at the restaurant of sterling silver jewelry, gift certificates for services and activities, horseback riding lessons, a custom dog portrait by artist Amy Rueter, and original equestrian artwork by Italian artist Letterio Riso.

HSDS promotes the pursuit of excellence in horsemanship and has been supporting the Maui equestrian community for over a decade with educational opportunities, competitions and an awards program that recognizes riders of all ages from kids to senior citizens.

For more information on HSDS, to join or donate to the silent auction, call Viva Medina, HSDS president, at 573-0238.


Dance association announces ball

Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association, Maui Chapter will celebrate its 28th anniversary from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Maui Beach Hotel’s Eleair Ballroom. Tickets are $40 per person until Sept. 20. The price will increase to $50 from Sept. 21 to 23. The cost of ticket includes refreshments; a no-host bar will be available. For more information, contact Lydia Dela Cruz, ticket chairman, at 244-3263.


Cannabis dispensary topic of presentation

Teri Freitas Gorman, director of community relations and patient affairs with Maui Grown Therapies, will discuss Hawaii’s first state-licensed medical cannabis dispensary from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday during the Akaku Upstairs Salon Series at 333 Dairy Road, Suite 204, in Kahului.

Gorman will provide an overview of the process of opening a state-licensed cannabis dispensary and the high levels of required compliance. She will also discuss why cannabis could be the best treatment for many age-related conditions, including aches and pains, and expose myths related to cannabis.

To RSVP, contact 871-5554 or info@akaku.org.


Blue Zones Fridays coming to QKC

Queen Ka’ahumanu Center will introduce Blue Zones Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The program is scheduled to continue every second Friday of the month thereafter.

Blue Zones Project is a communitywide well-being improvement initiative to help make healthy choices easier in Hawaii. Blue Zones Fridays at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center will include healthy island-style cooking and gardening demonstrations by Maui celebrities, according to an announcement. Blue Zones Project will be also be on site to share how individuals, schools, restaurants, stores and other organizations can get involved, including the walking moai, an informal walking group.

For further information and list of Maui celebrity guest presenters, visit queenkaahumanucenter.com or stop by the QKC Guest Services Desk.


‘Leap’ to screen at GRANDcares event

GRANDcares, a federally funded educational program coordinated through the University of Hawaii at Manoa, will have a free film screening for the first 100 grandparents and grandchildren to see “Leap” at Maui Mall Regal Cinemas on Saturday. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the movie starts at 9:30. Registration can be emailed to grandcaresmaui@gmail.com.


Estate liquidation subject of talk

Janice Porter, an estate liquidation coordinator, 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 public; lunch is $15.

For more information, email margief1202@yahoo.com.


Authors will attend event in Lahaina

A collection of 33 stories and poems by eight local authors, all members of Maui Writers Ink, will be featured at the Local Authors Table during Lahaina’s Second Friday event at Campbell Park beginning at 5 p.m. Friday.

Joining Maui Writers Ink will be Jill Engledow with her books of local history; Howard Fields with his books on how to correct common grammar errors and a local family’s personal tale of suffering during WWII; and Elaine Gallant with her novel about the CIA and Russia’s diamonds.


SAT preparation classes offered

Test-Prep Hawaii will be holding weekend SAT workshops at King Kekaulike and Baldwin high schools.

The Kekaulike workshops will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 23 and 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 24.

The Baldwin workshop will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 24.

The two-day class at King Kekaulike is $120, and the one-day class at Baldwin is $80. The fee includes all class materials and textbook.

Registration can be made at test-prephi.com. For more information, call (808) 261-6666.


Scholars program taking applications

Maui Soda & Ice Works invites Maui County high school seniors to apply for a 2018 Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship. “We’re extremely proud that Maui has been well represented in this program over the years,” said Executive Vice President Michael Nobriga.

Most recently, Baldwin High School graduate Rysen Otomo was awarded a scholarship in 2013.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as making a significant impact on their schools and communities.

With the 29th class in 2017, the foundation has provided over 5,850 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $63 million in educational support. One hundred and fifty Coca-Cola scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.

The deadline to apply is Oct. 31 at noon. For complete information and an application, visit www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply.


Hana 9th graders win state award

The E Ola Pono campaign, which encourages youth groups to promote peace, pono and respect at their schools and communities through student-led campaigns, celebrated its 10th year with winning projects from across the state.

The campaign was created as a cultural response to bullying in the schools. Student groups are encouraged to foster respect and harmony.

Hana High School’s 9th-graders tied with Farrington High School on Oahu for first place in the High School Division. They chose the topic of environmental sustainability. Students focused on educating the younger generation by passing down the teachings of their kupuna.

Campaign adviser Angela Chronis, Hana’s social studies teacher said, “After participating in E Ola Pono, students have a greater understanding and appreciation of the many steps it takes to launch a successful campaign.”