Local Briefs

PCA announces quarterly meeting

Pukalani Community Association’s quarterly general membership meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the downstairs meeting room at the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center.

Topics will include an update by the Maui Police Department on crime trends in the area, and a discussion led by Mark Hyde on the proposal to transform county government from mayor-based to county-manager based.

The meeting is open to the public; light refreshments will be provided.


Upcountry bus topic for guest speaker

The Kula AARP Chapter will have its monthly meeting on Monday at the Kula Community Center. Refreshments will be served at 9 a.m. and the meeting will begin at 9:30.

The guest speaker will be John L. Buck III, deputy director of the county Department of Transportation. Buck will discuss bus services for the Kula and Upcountry routes, distribute handouts regarding the county bus system and bus schedules, and will share information on how to apply for monthly bus passes.

The meeting is open to the public; no reservations are necessary. For further information, contact Diane Logsdon at 878-3448.


Meeting to plan Earth Day Festival

Organizations, vendors, volunteers and silent auction donations are being sought for the 21st annual 2018 Maui Earth Day Festival, set for April 29 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Kihei.

There will be a volunteer meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mandala Creations, 29 Baldwin Ave. in Paia.

For more information, email info@MauiEarthDay.org.


MHS Drama Club plans performances

The Maui High School Drama Club will present “Macbeth in Pantomime” at 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and April 27. There will also be a performance at 3 p.m. Saturday. Final performances will be at 3 and 7 p.m. April 28. All shows will be in the school cafeteria.

Admission is $2 and free for children 12 and younger.


David Malo Day event set at LHS

Lahainaluna High School’s time-honored tradition, David Malo Day Ho’olaule’a, will be held on Saturday on the school’s Boarders’ Field.

At 5 p.m., a pa’ina (poi, laulau supper) opens the festivities for a fee of $18. At 6 p.m., there will be a sunset pageant, produced by the Hawaiiana Club and Boarders’ Chorus.

For more information and tickets, call the school office at 662-4000.


‘Monster Motors’ event seeks entries

Maui Mall will present Maui Monster Motors Showcase from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday in the mall parking lot.

People are invited to show off their lifted truck, customized rock crawler, mud-fueled dirt bike or classic motorcycle during this keiki-friendly event.

The entry fee is canned food donations to Maui Food Bank. Participants must sign up at www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0b49afa92fa6f49-offroad.

Maui Mall is presenting this event with special participation by 1320 Performance, AMP, Maui Motorcycle Co. and Maui Off-Road.


Small businesses topic of talk

Maui Economic Opportunity Business Development Director David Daly will speak about planning, strategy and technical assistance for small businesses at the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise at 7 a.m. Tuesday at the Pioneer Inn. The public is invited and the $10 fee includes breakfast with menu choices.

Daly will explain MEO’s role in the community with a special emphasis on the agency’s assistance for small businesses. There will be a question-and-answer period after the presentation.


Tickets to Inaugural Ball available

Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association is hosting an Inaugural Ball at the Maui Beach Hotel’s Elleair Ballroom from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Monday. Tickets are $40 per person and include a no-host bar and refreshments.

For more information, contact Lydia DelaCruz, ticket chairperson, at 244-3263.


HMHS announces nurse’s aide training

The third offering of Hale Makua Health Services’ free Nurse Aide Training Program will be held June 14 through July 8. Classes will meet Thursday through Sunday (four days per week) at Hale Makua Wailuku, located at 1540 Lower Main St.

Before beginning, students must apply by May 18 for a nurse’s aide position at Hale Makua, and be offered conditional employment with the organization.

The course includes 100 hours of course work, labs and clinicals, as required by the State of Hawaii. At the end of the course, students will be able to work as a nurse’s aide.

This course is offered at no cost with a one-year employment commitment to HMHS upon completion. All classes are mandatory in order to receive a certificate. A two-step TB screening, drug test and a criminal background check are also required. Call 871-9263 for an application or additional information.

Individuals interested in the course with no employment obligation are able to enroll for a fee of $1,100, which covers course fees and books.


Rummage sale set at Roselani Place

Roselani Place will have its annual rummage and bake sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at 88 S. Papa Ave. in Kahului, next to the Ala Lani Methodist Church.

Volunteers are being sought to price and sort donations between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday and also to help on the day of the rummage sale from 6:30 a.m. until noon.

There will be furniture, clothing, books, household items, baked goods and craft items available at the sale. The proceeds will be used to benefit the residents of Roselani Place. Donations of saleable items are welcomed.

For more information, call 871-7720.


AAUW announces lunch meeting

Spain’s Camino de Santiago will be the topic of guest speaker Debra Tufts during the American Association of University Women’s meeting Saturday at Moose McGillicuddy’s, 2511 S. Kihei Road in Kihei.

The business meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by the speaker, then lunch at noon.

Tufts recently escorted her parents over the 500-mile Camino de Santiago, also called The Way of Saint James. Tufts will discuss the events that happened to them along the way.

RSVP to Virginia Shaw, AAUWspeakermeeting@yahoo.com and include menu selection. There will be a $3 charge for AAUW members and $5 for guests.


CAP cadet earns Billy Mitchell Award

Mayor Alan Arakawa will award Civil Air Patrol Cadet 2nd Lt. Medel Aquino of the Maui County Composite Squadron with the Billy Mitchell certificate at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Maui County Composite Squadron headquarters, 94B Eena St. in Kahului.

Aquino is a junior at Maui High School.

Only about 15 percent of all Civil Air Patrol cadets achieve the Billy Mitchell Award, which is the second cadet milestone achievement in the CAP Cadet Program. The Mitchell Award is earned after successfully completing the first eight achievements within the cadet program.

Mitchell cadets who enlist in the Air Force enter the service at the advanced grade of E-3 (Airman First Class). Once a cadet earns the Mitchell Award, he or she becomes a cadet officer in the Civil Air Patrol, is promoted to the grade of cadet second lieutenant, and is challenged to lead and serve junior-ranking cadets, while continuing to develop into a “dynamic American and aerospace leader.”

The community is invited to share in this special occasion, as the Mitchell Award marks completion of Phase II of the CAP Cadet Program, recognizing sustained excellence in all four areas of cadet life: leadership, aerospace, fitness and character.


YMCA of the USA honors Sen. Schatz

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii was named a “YMCA Congressional Champion” in Washington, D.C., on March 7 for his leadership in the Senate to fight for funding to end health disparities through the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s REACH program, and for his support of programs that serve children and youths.

“The Y is fortunate to have elected leaders such as Sen. Schatz,” said Mike Morris, CEO of the Maui Family YMCA. His steadfast support of CDC’s REACH program is just one example of his commitment to improving lives throughout Hawaii and the rest of the country.”

Morris, Hawaii YMCA state alliance chair, presented the award during the YMCA of the USA’s 25nd annual National Advocacy Days. At the conference, about 300 YMCA leaders from across the country traveled to visit members of Congress to discuss the vital role that YMCAs play in communities nationwide and to urge them to advance policies that support nurturing youth, promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility.


Realtor will speak about relief effort

Maui Realtor Terry Alling will talk about his part in “Operation Hard Hustle,” a Hurricane Harvey relief effort, 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.


Award nomination deadline extended

The Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce is extending the deadline to submit nominations for the 2018 Gintong Pamana Leadership Awards to Saturday.

These awards recognize members of the Maui Filipino community who have shown outstanding achievements, demonstrations of leadership, professional excellence or service to the community. The nomination form is available online at www.mauifilipinochamber.com/gintongpamana.

Awardees will be honored at the Gintong Pamana Leadership & Scholarship Awards banquet at 5:30 p.m. June 13 at the Maui Beach Hotel.

Nominations must be postmarked by Saturday, mailed to Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce at P.O. Box 331033, Kahului 96733, or emailed to mauifilipinocc@gmail.com.


Beach cleanup at Breakwall Beach

To commemorate Earth Day on April 22, Manakai Swimwear, in collaboration with Malama Maui Nui and Down the Hatch & Breakwall Shave Ice Co., invite the community to Lahaina’s Breakwall Beach to take part in a cleanup and help spread awareness about the ever-increasing presence of microplastics.

Manakai Swimwear recently launched its 2018 Women of the Wild Collection. All beach cleanup participants will be gifted 22 percent off of this 2018 collection.

Down the Hatch & Breakwall Shave Ice Co. will give beach cleanup participants 50 percent off a Down the Hatch entree or Breakwall Shave Ice Co. acai bowl.

Malama Maui Nui is providing the guidance and the materials required to host a large-scale beach cleanup.

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. at the white Manakai Swimwear tent in front of the hale at Breakwall Beach.

All participants will be provided with the materials they’ll need to remove large and small debris from the beach, including gloves, bags and microplastic sifters.

The cleanup will conclude at 11 a.m. and all participants are invited to a post-cleanup celebration from noon to 3 p.m. at Down the Hatch, which is located at 658 Front St. in Lahaina.

For more information, contact Kelley Chapman at kelley@manakaiswimwear.com or info@manakaiswimwear.com.