Local Briefs

‘Kupuna Tech Time’ coming to BHS

Baldwin High School’s Interact Club (a junior Rotary Club, Wailuku branch) will host its first ever “Kupuna Tech Time” from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday in Baldwin’s Multi-Purpose Room. Club members will be paired with kupuna who need help navigating their smartphones. It will be a drop-in service for the two-hour duration.

For more information, contact club adviser Maile Atay at 727-3243 or maile_atay@baldwin.k12.hi.us.


Fair and auction planned at hospital

The Maui Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will host its annual Harvest Fair and Silent Auction from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the hospital atrium and hallway outside the gift shop on the first floor in the Wailuku Tower.

The auxiliary is accepting items for its silent auction and gently used White Elephant table (no clothing will be accepted). People are asked to bring donated items to the auxiliary office or to the gift shop.

For more information, contact Barbara Potopowitz, auxiliary president, at 280-4707 or 242-2333. Funds raised will be used to purchase equipment for the hospital and for scholarships.


Alzheimer’s gets spotlight at resort

The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa will light up teal on Wednesday to raise Alzheimer’s awareness as part of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s Light the World in Teal program.

The annual program, held in November as part of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, aims to shine a spotlight on Alzheimer’s disease and show support for the millions of people affected by it.

“It’s wonderful to see Lahaina’s Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa helping to raise Alzheimer’s awareness,” said Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., AFA’s president and chief executive officer. “By ‘Going Teal,’ this site is literally highlighting the issue of Alzheimer’s and the need to continue doing more for the 5 million Americans currently living with it. We thank them for supporting this program and all those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.”


Class introduces ho’oponopono

Keala O Kalani is offering a free Ho’oponopono Basic I class from 9 a.m. to 4:30

p.m. Saturday in Wailuku. Ho’oponopono is the Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness.

Those who attend the class may also attend a free Level II class from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 12. For more information, including location of the class, call Anne Oishi at 870-6182.


Maui Writers Ink to showcase book

Maui Writers Ink will unofficially launch its latest offering, “Supernatural Tales,” beginning at 5 p.m. Friday at Campbell Park during Lahaina’s Second Friday event.

Joining the Maui Writers Ink authors will be Howard Fields with his books of WWII history; Norm Bezane with his stories of Lahaina’s residents; Bill Sayles with his books detailing a man’s view of romance; and Elaine Gallant, who has written a spy thriller about the CIA, the Russians and diamonds.

Both of the Maui Writers Ink’s books, “Short Stories and Poems” and “Supernatural Tales,” are available at the Visitor Center at the Old Lahaina Courthouse and the Maui Friends of the Library stores in Lahaina’s Wharf Cinema Center and Kahului’s Queen Ka’ahumanu Center.


LHS foundation seeks volunteers

The Lahainaluna High School Foundation’s board of directors is looking for volunteers to join its board and committees in providing opportunities and resources for the Lahainaluna community.

Although experience is not necessary, knowledge of fundraising, social media and event organization is advantageous.

The foundation, now in its 15th year, has been able to provide the school with more than $1,270,000 in scholarships, $1,250,000 in grants to clubs, sports teams and student organizations, more than 150 books endowed annually, and the $9,000,000 Sue D. Cooley Stadium.

For more information, call 661-5332, email lhsfoundation@hawaiiantel.net, or visit www.lahainalunahighschoolfoundation.net.


County libraries announce events

The following Maui County libraries will present free events in November:

• Tuesday, 2 p.m., Lanai Public & School Library — Faustwork Mask Theatre. Rob Faust will present a unique performance of theater, physical comedy, music, dance and poetry exploring and celebrating the art of the mask.

• Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Makawao Public Library — Maui’s Native Forest Birds and their Habitat. Learn about Maui’s rare and unique forest birds during a free multimedia presentation by ornithologist Laura Berthold.

• Wednesday, 3 p.m., Molokai Public Library — Faustwork Mask Theatre (see the Lanai library entry for details).

• Nov. 29, 3 p.m., Kahului Public Library — Kids’ Comedy Club. Storytelling duo Peter and Melinda Wing will conduct a “do-try-this-at-home” revue of bad jokes, improvisation, silly magic tricks, skits, songs and stories.


Vietnam War topic of talk at meeting

Bo Mahoe will speak about the Vietnam War during 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.


Smart Driver Class will be in Kihei

AARP’s Smart Driver Class will be offered from 1 to 5:15 p.m. Wednesday at Kalama Heights Retirement Center in Kihei.

The class is designed for drivers ages 50 and older, but all adults are welcome to attend.

The emphasis is to become more aware of common age-related physical changes, how they affect one’s driving ability and how to compensate.

The $20 fee (cash or check) will be collected at the beginning of the class.

AARP members receive a $5 discount with proof of membership.

Some insurance carriers offer discounts to those who complete the class.

Preregistration is requested by calling Kaunoa Senior Center at 270-7308.


Rummage sale set in Wailuku

Hale Mahaolu Ekolu in Wailuku will have a rummage and holiday sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 717 Makaala Drive. There will be arts and craft items for the holidays, miscellaneous household items and food available for purchase.

Hale Mahaolu Ekolu is at the corner of Makaala Drive and Waiehu Beach Road.


Roz Baker will speak at Rotary meeting

State Sen. Roz Baker, who has represented South and West Maui in the Senate since 2002, will be the guest speaker at Tuesday’s meeting of the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset at the Royal Ocean Terrace restaurant in the Royal Lahaina Resort. The hourlong meeting starts at 5:30 p.m.

Baker is currently chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection and Health. She is co-chair of the Medical Marijuana Working Group, which provides oversight on implementation of Hawaii’s medical cannabis registry and dispensary programs, and the Health Care Working Group.

For more information, contact Joanne Laird at 757-0981 or mamalrd01@gmail.com.


Rabbi will speak at fellowship event

Rabbi Yecheil Eckstein, a world-renowned Bible teacher and founder of International Fellowship of Christians and Jews headquartered in Chicago and Jerusalem, will speak at a Fellowship Night for Christians and Jews event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at In His House of Restoration in Kahului.

Eckstein founded the organization to help Christians and Jews work together on projects promoting the safety and security of Jews in Israel and around the world.

In His House of Restoration is located at 296 Alamaha St., Suite D. To RSVP, contact Kaatee Bailey at 357-3303.


Community meeting planned at Baldwin

A Baldwin High School Community Council meeting will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 13 in the school library.

Dinner will be provided and child care for children ages 4-9 will be provided by the school’s Future Teachers of America organization.

All parents, students, teachers, staff and the community of Baldwin High School are invited.

To attend, RSVP to the school office at 727-3200 by Thursday.