Local Briefs

George Kahumoku Jr., an honorary member of the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset, will provide musical entertainment aboard the Sunset/Full Moon Cruise on Nov. 5.

Cruise will support student scholarship

The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset will host the second annual Sunset/Full Moon Cruise from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5. This fundraising cruise will depart from Lahaina Harbor and sail aboard a privately booked Trilogy catamaran to watch the sunset, while enjoying premium cocktails, pupu and music by Grammy Award-winning artist, and honorary club member, George Kahumoku Jr.

Tickets are $89 and include food, premium cocktails, live music and sunset sail. All net proceeds will be used to fund the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset’s annual “Go for the Green” $2,500 scholarship that will be awarded in the spring to a high school senior residing in Lahaina or on Molokai who will be attending college and pursuing an area of study related to sustainability.

Tickets are available at www.universe.com/sunsetfullmooncruise2017, or contact Heidi Dollinger at 359-4245 or Heidi.LahainaSunset@gmail.com.


Makawao History Museum board member Cherie Attix (left) and Advisory Council member Gail Ainsworth pose with a lifesize cutout of Ethel Baldwin, created by Darrell Orwig, as they work on the new exhibit.

Ethel Baldwin exhibit will open

The Makawao History Museum, located at 3643 Baldwin Ave. in Makawao, will present a new exhibit on the life of Ethel Baldwin titled “Never Idle: The Contributions of Ethel Baldwin.” It will open to the public on Saturday.

The exhibit will highlight Baldwin’s lifetime of contributions as a community leader to Maui and to the Territory and State of Hawaii from the early 1900s until her death in 1967 at age 87.

Museum hours are Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.


Curt Storlazzi will share findings about his fieldwork in Hawaii. -- U.S. Geological Survey photo

Reef scientist will share his findings

Curt Storlazzi of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center will talk about his work on Maui at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at Kohola Brewery in Lahaina.

Storlazzi will discuss what his research has shown about the role reefs play in protecting the coastline, and what to expect as the impacts of climate change continue to affect Maui.

This event is for people ages 21 and older.


Donations support hurricane relief

Thanks to the donations of customers and community members over the past month, Pukalani Superette donated $2,000 to aid those devastated by hurricanes in Texas and Florida. The Houston Food Bank received $1,000 to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey, and a donation of $1,000 was given to Feeding South Florida to assist families affected by Hurricane Irma.

“It is an honor to donate to these worthwhile relief organizations with the hope the funds will provide resources to help those in need as a result of the hurricanes,” said Pukalani Superette General Manager Jerry Masaki.

For each donation period, Pukalani Superette selects a different charity or organization to support. The current canister collections will be used to donate to various schools on Maui. Customers are encouraged to drop loose change or donations in the donation canisters located at each checkout stand.


Caregiver workshop is about Medicare

Maui Adult Day Care Centers and the Maui County Office on Aging will present a workshop titled “Medicare 101” at three different sites in November. Hannah Harmon, a benefit consultant specializing in Medicare health coverage, will conduct the meetings on:

• Saturday, 10 a.m., Kahului — Hale Mahaolu Elima Community Hall, 11 Mahaolu St.

• Nov. 7, 9:30 a.m., Molokai — Hale Mahaolu Home Pumehana, 290, Kolapa Place, Kaunakaki.

• Nov. 8, 9:30 a.m., Kihei — South Maui Adult Day Care Center, 16 Ehiku St.

No reservations are needed; refreshments will be provided for attendees. Complimentary day care will be provided for adults during the Kahului and Kihei workshops; call in advance to arrange. For more information, call Kathleen Couch at 871-5804.


Fall sale planned at St. Rita Church

St. Rita Church in Haiku will present its seventh annual fall sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The sale will feature rummage, produce, plants, jams, jellies, pickled items, baked goods and breads baked by St. Rita’s bakers.

Beef teriyaki, Portuguese bean soup and gandule rice will be available for purchase.

Also, an array of silent auction items donated by community merchants and others will be up for bid from 7 a.m. to noon.

St. Rita Church is located at 655 Haiku Road. For more information, call the parish office at 575-2601 or visit stritahaiku.com.


Computer class for seniors to begin

The Helping Hands Computer Education Organization will present a computer basics for beginners class for senior citizens on five consecutive Thursdays from 2:30 to 4 p.m. beginning Thursday at Roselani Place in Kahului.

The course will cover the basic makeup of the computer, how to navigate the internet and how to use social media.

For registration information, call Roselani Place Manager Kalei Figoroa at 871-7720 or Elena Farinas at 280-7100.