Local Briefs

Erna Schedler

Woman celebrates her 105th birthday

Erna Schedler, a member of Kihei Lutheran Church, recently celebrated her 105th birthday by sharing a birthday cake during the social time after a Sunday morning service. She was joined by her daughters, Susan Embree and Nancy Henry, who spent the week with multiple family celebrations.

One of the big accomplishments of Schedler’s life was learning to play golf at 46 and getting four holes-in-one before giving up the sport at the age of 95.


Moon calendar topic of free mini-lecture

Kekoa Enomoto

The Makahiki season and the 2018 Hawaiian moon calendar will be the topic of a free mini-lecture at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Keokea nursery site next to Grandma’s Coffee House.

Kekoa Enomoto will lead the discussion on planting and fishing according to lunar phases. The first 20 participants will receive a free, wall-size moon calendar (one per household). Event organizers ask attendees to bring chairs or blankets for seating.

The lecture is part of the bimonthly Keokea Farmers Market offering garden-fresh produce from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second and last Saturdays of the month, through Dec. 30.

The Keokea Homestead Farm Lots Association and Pa’upena Community Development Corp. co-sponsor the market and lectures.


Free pumpkin art program for keiki

Local artist and school art teacher Chelsea Toia-Vaas will offer a free pumpkin-themed art program from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Wailuku Public Library. Keiki in grades K-5 will craft and paint a 3-D pumpkin, and create a piece of pumpkin artwork to take home.

All materials will be provided. Young children must be accompanied by an adult. Space limited to 20 participants. To sign up, call the library at 243-5766.


Meditation session at Lahaina mission

A free meditation session for people of any experience and interest will be offered from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at Lahaina Jodo Mission. The session will be led by guest instructor Jyozen Rick Beal from Kanzeonji Zen Temple in Pasadena, Calif.

As a master of Kyudo (Japanese Zen archery), Beal has been coming to Maui for the past five years to hold Kyudo workshops. He has trained in martial arts from a young age and it was through this practice that he was introduced to meditation. He officially began training as a Zen priest in 2000.

Attendees are asked to wear loose and comfortable clothing. The mission is located at 12 Ala Moana St., next to Mala Wharf. For more information, contact the mission at 661-4304.


Free workshop about weight loss

A workshop on how to lose weight healthfully and permanently will be presented from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at Kaunoa Senior Center. This workshop will focus on a medically sound approach to weight loss, without dieting or deprivation, according to an announcement.

The workshop will be facilitated by Jerome Kellner, author of “The Maui Diet,” and is being presented by the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii. It is free and open to public. Space is limited; call 385-2790 for reservations.

Kaunoa Senior Center is at 401 Alakapa Place in Spreckelsville.


Rotary Club will host speaker

Paul Tonnessen, executive director of the Friends of the Children’s Justice Center of Maui, 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.


Akaku Upstairs announces event

Akaku Upstairs will present “It’s a Treat, Not a Trick! . . . Maui School Garden Network and Grow Some Good are Changing School Food Programs,” from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at 333 Dairy Road, Suite 204, in Kahului.

The presentation, discussion and panel will include Lehn Huff, Maui School Garden Network coordinator and executive director; Kathy Becklin, Grow Some Good executive director; and Robyn Pfahl, Hawaii Department of Agriculture’s Farm to School coordinator. They will discuss current school food programs, which include linking schools with local chefs, farmers and ranchers.

Attendees will also learn about planting, maintaining and harvesting garden techniques currently underway in several schools on Maui and on other islands. The panel will touch on how Hawaiian practices and the relationship to the aina are implemented and respected. Volunteer opportunities for families, organizations and individuals will be shared.


Haunted house at Hyatt Regency

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa’s haunted house will be open from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday through Oct. 29. The entrance can be found across from Japengo restaurant. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $3 for children; all ticket proceeds will benefit the 2018 Charity Walk.

For more information, contact the pool desk at 661-1234, ext. 3225.


Annual toy drive to benefit Maui youth

The Hansen Ohana Real Estate Group will once again collect toys, gift cards and new clothes for children of all ages starting Nov. 27 in cooperation with the Friends of the Children’s Justice Center Maui.

Items may be dropped off at the Wailea Luxury Real Estate office, located at 161 Wailea Ike Place, Building A, Suite 106, in Wailea. The ohana can also arrange to pick items up.

Last year the Children’s Justice Center served 2,200 Maui County children of all ages.


Halloween story time for keiki

Joanne Laird, program director for Read Aloud America Program, will present a Halloween Keiki Story Time in the deli seating area at Whole Foods Market at the Maui Mall in Kahului at 2 p.m. Oct. 29. This 30-minute story time is geared for children ages prekindergarten through 2nd grade.

There will be a special treat bag for children who come in costume, and all children will be given healthy snacks provided by Whole Foods.

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


Two celebrations at Roselani Place

Roselani Place in Kahului will be celebrate its 15th anniversary with two events the first week of November.

There will be a Japanese Tea Ceremony at 2 p.m. Nov. 1 to celebrate the dedication of the Roselani Place Japanese Tea Ceremony Display. Attendees may enjoy a traditional cup of tea and refreshments while being entertained by music played on the koto, a traditional Japanese stringed musical instrument. The ceremony is free and open to the public.

On Nov. 3, there will be a Garden Party and Open House from 2 to 5 p.m. with entertainment by Uluwehi Guerrero with Halau Hula Kauluokala and Glenn Foster, Bobbie Jo Curley and Howard Miyake. This event is also open to the public.

For information about either event, call 871-7720 or visit www.roselaniplace.com.


Harvest Party set at Pukalani Baptist

Pukalani Baptist Church will have a Harvest Party from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31. There will be a free dinner, games, prizes, a cakewalk and costume parade.

The church is located at the corner of Old Haleakala Highway and Loha Street, across from Pukalani Superette. For more information, contact pbckidz@gmail.com or 572-7968.