Local Briefs


Speaker to discuss plant-based diets

“Food Friends, Food Enemies,” a talk by Janice Stanger, Ph.D, will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Cameron Center in Wailuku.

Stanger is a nutrition expert, educator, speaker and author of “The Perfect Formula Diet: How To Lose Weight and Get Healthy Now With Six

Kinds of Whole Foods.” Her mission is to provide solid, yet little-known, information on plant-based diets.

This talk is free; no reservations needed. It is presented by the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii. For more information, contact 385-2790, jerome.kellner@gmail.com or visit vsh.org.

Vegan refreshments will be served courtesy of Down To Earth Organic and Natural. The Cameron Center is at 95 Mahalani St.


Cleanup planned at Mala Wharf

West Maui Kumuwai will be hosting a cleanup as part of the monthlong “Get the Drift and Bag It!” campaign at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday at Mala Wharf.

Malama Maui Nui is spearheading the campaign. Any data gathered during the cleanup will be added into the Ocean Conservancy’s database and will later be used to help solve issues currently threatening the health of the oceans.

Volunteers are advised to bring a water bottle, covered shoes and sun protection.

For more information, contact 214-4239.


Lunch and learn set at Cameron Center

Mental Health America-Maui will host a “Brown Bag Lunch & Learn” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Cameron Center in Wailuku. The topic will be: “Physical Fitness for People with Brain Injury, Emotional Illness, or Medical Disability.” The presenter is Ken Kraska, clinical researcher and health educator.

For more information or to RSVP, email maui@mentalhealthhawaii.org.


Brewing company will host cleanup

Maui Brewing Co. will be hosting a cleanup as part of the monthlong “Get the Drift and Bag It” campaign across South Maui beaches from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

MBC is looking for 45 volunteers, preferably in teams of three.

Cleanup bags, trash pickers, gloves and instructions on entering data of items collected will be provided at MBC’s brewery, located at 605 Lipoa Parkway in Kihei, at 7 a.m.

Those who participate in MBC’s cleanup efforts will receive a bracelet to get $4-priced beers at either Maui location in Kihei or Lahaina, and 25 percent off food at the West Maui pub between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday following the event. To register as a volunteer, contact pr@mauibrewingco.com or 213-3002.


Festival planned at Wailuku mission

Maui Jinsha Mission will have its Great Autumn Festival on Saturday at 472 Lipo Place in Wailuku. The church service will begin at 4:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 5:30 and entertainment beginning at 6:30. There are seven acts on the bill, including Zenshin Daiko, Hula Alapa’i I Maluuluolele and Maui Ryukyu Culture Group.

For more information, call 244-4048.


Anthropologist to speak in Paia

Noted anthropologist Cristiana Bastos, Ph.D., will speak about her research on Portuguese immigrant communities at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Heritage Hall in Paia.

Bastos is a senior researcher at the Social Sciences Institute, University of Lisbon. She is currently the coordinator of the Research Group on Identities, Cultures and Vulnerabilities.

She is the author and editor of several books and articles on the social dimensions of health and science and on migrations between empires.

Bastos is currently conducting research at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her presentation on Wednesday is sponsored by the Portuguese Association of Maui. Admission is free and the public is invited. For further information, call 243-0065.


Event will benefit language schools

Na Kula Kaiapuni o Lahaina — including the Hawaiian language immersion schools at Princess Nahienaena Elementary, Lahaina Intermediate and Lahainaluna High schools — is gearing up for its third annual Ho’oulu 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Princess Nahienaena.

This yearly event will have performances from Punana Leo o Lahaina, Na Kula Kaiapuni o Lahaina, Lahainaluna Hawaiiana Club, ‘Ohana Feig, Maui Music Mission, Marvin Tevaga and Mark Yamanaka. Featured activities at the cultural fair include a variety of food booths, local arts and crafts vendors, a silent auction, a keiki zone and a rummage sale.

All proceeds will benefit kula kaiapuni in Lahaina. Tickets are $5 each (children 5 years and under admitted free) and $7 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at Native Intelligence or Queen Lili’uokalani Trust.


Cleanup effort set at Kahului Harbor

Iao United Church of Christ’s Micronesian Ministry, in coordination with Malama Maui Nui, a nonprofit volunteer organization, is participating in a special workday — “Get the Drift and Bag It” — to clean up Kahului Harbor’s break wall and beaches of trash and debris. Residents may join the cleanup effort from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Iao UCC is coordinating the mission to have Micronesians living on Maui to participate in this community effort to keep Maui litter-free. Iao UCC’s Kosraen and Yapese congregations will be out in force for this project. There is also interest by the Marshallese and Pohnpeian UCC churches on Maui to turn out for this project.

For information, contact Youlida Yoruw at 298-1441 or David Murata at 250-9321.


Women’s lunch bunch sets date

The American Association of University Women’s lunch bunch will take place at noon Tuesday at Makawao Garden Cafe in the Paniolo Courtyard, 3669 Baldwin Ave. RSVP with menu choice to Sara Green at (907) 350-4700 or aauwlunchbunch@gmail.com and type lunch bunch in the subject line.


‘Keiki Story Time’ set at Whole Foods

Joanne Laird, program director for the Read Aloud America Program, will conduct a “Keiki Story Time” at Whole Foods Market at 2 p.m. Sept 17. The story time will be held in the deli seating area. Preregistration is not required.

This 30-minute story time is geared for children ages prekindergarten through 2nd grade and will feature popular children’s picture books. There will be healthy snacks provided by Whole Foods Market for the children.

At the conclusion of the read-aloud session, each child will be able to select two brand-new books from the Read Aloud America library to take home. There will also be drawings for door prizes at the conclusion of the program. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.


Rotary Club will host guest speaker

Rotary District Gov. Nalani Finn 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.


Teacher licensure topic of presentation

The University of Hawaii at Manoa’s College of Education will give a free information session about teacher licensure programs offered via distance learning from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday on the University of Hawaii Maui College campus in the Laulima Building, Room 108.

Some programs offer financial stipend opportunities to become licensed teachers in the Hawaii Department of Education. For more information, contact Karen Wilson at (808) 984-3526 or wilsonkl@hawaii.edu.


Toastmasters will compete in contest

Toastmasters International Club members from clubs across Maui are coming together to compete at the Toastmasters International Area 3 Speech Contest from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Cameron Center in Wailuku.

This event is free and open to the public. Spectators are encouraged to attend.

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs.


Duke’s announces keiki T-shirt contest

Duke’s Beach House is looking for a design for the next holiday keiki T-shirt. The winning artist will have his or her design featured on a special Duke’s Beach House Keiki Holiday T-shirt and receive a $100 restaurant voucher. The school the winning participant attends will also receive a $500 cash prize. Honorable mentions will each be given a $25 promotional voucher valid at Duke’s and will be invited to a pupu party and award ceremony at the restaurant.

Now through Sept. 30, contestants can enter the contest by mailing their designs along with a completed entry form to: Duke’s Beach House, 130 Kai Malina Parkway, Lahaina 96761. Entries may be submitted as hard copies or as digital files on discs.

Duke’s Beach House management will judge all submission and select the winner as well as five honorable mentions. The winning design and honorable mentions will be revealed on Nov. 6 at www.dukesmaui.com and on Duke’s Beach House’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/DukesBeachHouse.

For contest rules and the entry form, visit www.dukesmaui.com/t-shirt-contest.


Cleanup planned at South Maui beach

Hawaiian Paddle Sports and Hawaii Mermaid Adventures will host a beach cleanup from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at South Maui’s Poolenalena Beach Park. There will be a tent in the large gravel parking lot at this free event that is open to the public.

All cleanup supplies — including gloves and buckets — will be provided. Lunch is provided free to the first 50 volunteers courtesy of 808 Deli. Participants are encouraged to bring a reusable water bottle and sun protection.

This International Coastal Cleanup event is supported by Malama Maui Nui, in conjunction with The Ocean Conservancy’s international cleanup efforts.

For more information, visit www.hawaiianpaddlesports.com/beach-cleanup.


Cleanup effort planned in Lahaina

The 13th annual Lahaina Town Clean Up will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Volunteers will meet at Kamehameha Iki Park before combing the coastline from Puamana to Mala Wharf.

Cleanup supplies will be provided but volunteers are also encouraged to bring their own gloves, water bottles, litter grabbers, small nets for cigarette butts and trucks to haul rubbish and recyclables.

The day will begin at 8 a.m. with coffee and breakfast snacks provided by Ruth’s Chris Steak House during check-in and as data cards are distributed to participants.

The cleanup will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, followed by lunch for all volunteers provided by Pacific’O and water provided by Tropic Water.


Death and dying topic of exploration

“The Dying and the Death of All of Us” is the title of an exploration facilitated by the Rev. Bodhi Be, executive director of Doorway Into Light. It will be offered Tuesday, Sept. 19 and Oct. 3 and 10 at Lumeria Maui from 7 to 9 p.m. A $10 donation is requested.

The exploration will focus on finding purpose, meaning and heart in the midst of uncertainty and change, according to an announcement. People may attend one or all events.


Kamehameha taking K-12 applications

The Kamehameha Schools K-12 program applications for the Kapalama, Hawaii and Maui campuses, and for the Kipona K-12 Scholarship program, for the 2018-19 school year are available at www.ksbe.edu/admissions. The deadline to apply is Sept. 30.

There will be one application for both the KS K-12 program and the Kipona Scholarship program, with the option to apply for either program, or both.

The application process for both programs will be completely online this year, utilizing the TADS application.

Kipona is a need-based scholarship for eligible keiki who attend or are applying to a KS-eligible private school in Hawaii.

Along with the change in the timing for its application window and the change in process, Kipona will also expand its admission points this year, giving more opportunities at different times in the students’ academic journey.

Kipona admission points will mirror the admission points of the KS campus that services their areas.

For information on K-12 offerings and all other Kamehameha Schools program recruitment, visit www.ksbe.edu/programs.


Festivals of Aloha set in Maui County

Festivals of Aloha is celebrating the Hawaiian culture in Maui County this month and next. Highlights will be the 16th annual Richard Ho’opi’i Falsetto Contest at Ka’anapali Beach Hotel on Saturday, and Molokai’s Poke and Ulu-Uala-Kalo Contest Oct. 6. Keali’i Reichel and Halau Ke’alaokamaile perform in Hana on Oct. 14.

The 2017 theme is “Aloha ka ho’i a ka holokahiki” — Beloved is the seafarers’ return home.

For the latest information and schedule of events, visit festivalsofaloha.com.


Hearing loss topic of AARP talk

Joanne Doell, who has taught communication classes and has a master’s degree in speech pathology and audiology, will be guest speaker at the 10 a.m. meeting of the South Maui Chapter of AARP on Monday in the Activities Room of Kalama Heights, 101 Kanani Road in Kihei.

Her presentation, “Are You Listening?,” will address hearing loss and trouble understanding people in regular conversations.

Doell will explain why this happens and demonstrate some simple strategies for successful communication that can be used immediately.

For further information, contact South Maui AARP coordinator Adele Rugg at 879-9964.