Local Briefs

Sierra Club fundraiser set for Friday

Sierra Club Maui will hold its biannual Na Hoku Star Watch benefit beginning at 5:45 p.m. Friday at the Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu.

Participants are to meet in front of the country store. Astronomer Harriet Witt will lead a tour of the night sky.

Attendees should bring a comfortable folding chair and covered flashlight.

Donations are $10 per person.

RSVP to contact@mauisierraclub.org or call or text 419-5143.


‘Makawao Sleepy Hollow’ is Friday

“Makawao Sleepy Hollow” is the theme for Makawao’s Third Friday party from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in Makawao town.

There will be free entertainment, pop-up food vendors and Halloween interactive activities, along with the opportunity to patronize local stores and restaurants.

Baldwin Avenue will be closed from the top of Makawao Avenue down to Brewer Street.

A keiki costume parade will be at 6 p.m. starting from Droplets on Makawao Avenue. Participants should arrive at 5:30. The parade will head down Baldwin Avenue to Makawao Steakhouse and back up the road and end at 6:30 at “The Eerie Komoda Corral” at Komoda Bakery. There will be games, magic puppets and other activities.

There will be music, a car display, dancing and other entertainment around town.

Free parking is available at the Makawao baseyard (across from St. Joseph’s Church), two parking lots on Brewer Road and the Makawao municipal parking lot on Makawao Avenue.

There will be no paid parking at Makawao Hongwanji Mission this month.

For more information, contact DeBorah Hoopingarner at 298-3553 or MakawaoMerchants@gmail.com.


‘Secure Your ID Day’ is Saturday

Hawaii’s Better Business Bureau is hosting its annual “Secure Your ID Day” from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Access Maui Record & Destruction Center at 821 Eha St. in Wailuku.

People will be able to bring personal information to shred as well as unwanted clothes to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui.

Two bankers’ boxes of documents for shredding per vehicle will be allowed. Big Brothers will collect lightly used items such as clothing, linens, shoes and handbags.


Author to speak at Rotary meeting

Local author Wayne Moniz will be the guest speaker at the Wednesday noon lunch meeting of the Kihei Wailea Rotary Club at Mulligans on the Blue.

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

For more information, email margief1202@yahoo.com.


‘Sip One for the Reefs’ event set

A benefit for the nonprofit Maui Nui Marine Resource Council will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Maui Brewing Co. Tasting Room at 605 Lipoa Parkway in Kihei.

In the “Sip One for the Reefs” benefit, Maui Nui Marine Resource Council will receive a donation of 50 percent of all house beer sales.

Families are welcome; supervised minors are allowed in the Tasting Room until 8 p.m. The Tasting Room is equipped with games and features a large, covered outdoor lanai with views of Haleakala and Molokini.

Other types of drinks will be available along with food from an on-site food truck.

Council staff members will be on hand to talk story about their work to save Maui’s reefs.


‘Picnic for Poki’ to be held Thursday

Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions will hold a “Picnic for Poki” entertainment session at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ka’ahumanu Church in Wailuku.

The featured guest with live Hawaiian entertainment will be Wailau Ryder, who is known for his slack key style.

Roselani Place, an assisted-living community, will have fresh-baked cookies, coffee and water. Attendees should bring a lawn chair or mat. For more information, call 871-7720.


Dance registration is Monday

Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association will hold its second and final registration in Swing Hustle and Intermediate Rumba on Monday at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku.

Registration will be from 6 to 6:30 p.m., then again during intermission at 7:40 p.m. Membership dues are $15 per person/per year and class fee is $30 per person.

For more information, contact Bill Ruidas, membership chairman, at 873-8605, or Jeffrey Dela Cruz at 244-3263.


Science Olympiad workshop slated

In preparation for the upcoming tournament to be held Feb. 10, the Maui Regional Science Olympiad will conduct a workshop from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Room 102 of the Science Building of University of Hawaii Maui College.

Workshop topics will include general coaching strategies, how to organize a Science Olympiad team and best practices on some of the events. Hands-on sample tests will be conducted.

Middle and high schools are invited to register for the tournament at hsso.org.

For more information, contact Sean Calder at scalder@hawaii.edu, or C.J. Ancheta at anchetac003@hawaii.rr.com.


Endangered plant topic of talk

A horticulturalist at Haleakala National Park will discuss hand-pollinating the critically endangered Schiedea haleakalensis from the only two remaining natural populations of the plant on Haleakala.

Michelle Osgood will deliver the talk at 7 p.m. Friday at the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center poolside room in Pukalani.

Osgood will cover the history of the plant’s protection and recent successes in producing seed from nursery stock.

The talk is sponsored by the Native Hawaiian Plant Society and is free and open to the public. 


Navy League to meet Oct. 22

The Navy League, Maui Council meeting will be held at 3 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Lahaina Yacht Club.

Visitors and potential members are welcome.


Mediation training to be offered

Maui Mediation Services is offering a free Basic Mediation training for senior citizens age 62 and over, and for people recently unemployed, thanks to a grant from the Friends of Hawaii Charities Inc. The grant also will cover the cost to mediate a conflict for qualifying members of these two specific groups.

Training participants will receive 32 hours of training over a four-day period — Thursday, Friday and Oct. 26 and 27. Attendance at all sessions is required.

The classes will take place at the J. Walter Cameron Center in Wailuku. Space is limited and preregistration is required.

Maui Mediation Services was founded in 1982 to help parties in conflict find creative and appropriate ways of resolving their disputes. For more information, call 244-5744.


‘Ouch!’ coming to county libraries

The Hawaii State Public Library System is sponsoring four Honolulu Theatre for Youth performances of “Ouch!” in Maui County this fall. These 30-minute performances are sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai’i, with the Lanai performance sponsored by the Lanai Community Benefit Fund.

“Ouch!” is a story about brother and sister, BOO and HOO, from a place called Ouch where things get fixed. BOO and HOO are happy, even though they always seem to get an Ouch! Like the time when they got their fingers trapped in the door and the time they fell and scraped their knees. Then, one day, BOO and HOO begin to feel other people’s ouches. So they set out on an adventure with their box of Band-Aids to fix all the ouches in the world.

Children ages 2 and older are welcome to these 30-minute performances. No reservations are required, but children must be accompanied by an adult.

“Ouch!” performances will be at these public libraries:

• 3 p.m. Oct. 24 — Makawao Public Library.

• 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24 — Kihei Public Library.

• 12:30 p.m. Nov. 29 — Lanai Public & School Library.

• 3 p.m. Dec. 20 — Molokai Public Library.

For more information, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events.