Local Briefs

Transportation official to speak

John L. Buck III, deputy director of the Maui County Department of Transportation, will be the guest speaker at Monday’s meeting of the South Maui Chapter of the AARP at 10 a.m. in the activities room of Kalama Heights at 101 Kanani Road in Kihei.

Buck will discuss bus services for South Maui as well as how to apply for monthly bus passes and explain bus schedules.

For more information, contact South Maui AARP coordinator Adele Rugg at 879-9964.


Class on how to use iMovie being offered

There will be a three-day class on how to use iMovie beginning Wednesday at Akaku Maui Community Media. 

Rick Ortiz from macpro will teach the skills needed to edit stories with the application. Get notes on navigation, importing, editing and personal project completion. 

Ortiz is the owner of macpro and an Apple Certified Trainer. He is also an instructor at University of Hawaii Maui College’s EdVenture Program. 

The class will be held on Wednesday, May 23 and 30. Each class is at 4 p.m. 

The first class will be The App: iMovie Navigation; second class will deal with importing content into iMovie and basic editing features hands-on; and the third class is personal project edit and competition. 

Register online at www.akaku.org/classes or call Akaku at 871-5554. 


Caregiver workshop set for two locations

A free caregiver workshop, “Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Caregivers,” will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday.

Wednesday’s workshop will be at Lanai Senior Center in Lanai City; Thursday’s will be at Hale Hulu Mamo in Hana. It is being presented by Maui Adult Day Centers and the Maui County Office on Aging.

Terri Rainey, nutritional consultant, certified herbalist and wellness coach, will discuss: definition of a healthy lifestyle, how to set your mindset to live the healthy lifestyle, benefits of the healthy lifestyle, how to nourish one’s body with good choices such as nutrition and exercise along with one’s personal healthy lifestyle.

It’s important for caregivers to remain healthy in order to care and advocate for themselves and aging loved ones, the news release said.

Refreshments will be provided for attendees, and Certificates of Attendance will be available for professionals.

For more information, call Kathleen Couch at 871-5804.


Free business workshop offered 

A free workshop, “Small Business Fit for Growth,” for business owners looking to expand their business will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Maui County Business Resource Center in Kahului. 

It is a program of the Small Business Development Center-Maui office and will cover topics including readiness assessment, growth/scaling analysis, top 10 tips to take home, along with technical assistance offered by the center on implementation. 

Presenters are Wayne Wong and Fred Rickert of the Maui Office of the Hawaii Small Business Development Center.

Attendees should bring a brown-bag lunch. Seating is limited so early sign-up is encouraged. Registration is available online at go.hawaii.edu/fRD, or contact Pat Diaz of the Small Business Development Center at 875-5590. 


Suicide grief group forming

Hospice Maui will offer an eight-week Suicide Grief Support Group from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays, starting this Thursday, at Hospice Maui, 400 Mahalani St. in Wailuku.

For more information and to register, contact Joyce Lechuga at Hospice Maui, 244-5555. This will be a small group and preregistration is required.


Student work to star at ‘Stemmys’

Maui Waena Intermediate School Stemworks will present the “Stemmys” on Saturday at Binhi At Ani, 780 Onehee Ave. in Kahului.

The community is invited to see the work students have produced and the honors they have garnered. There will be a STEM Film Fest and silent auction beginning at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at noon and an awards presentation at 12:45. Food will be catered by Baduas.

Tickets are $25 per person. For more information, contact Jennifer Suzuki at 385-2942.


Crafts, baked goods for sale at Roselani

A “Goodies and Things Craft Fair and Bake Sale” will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Roselani Place in Kahului. 

There will be fresh-baked cookies from Roselani Place, along with vendors with clothing, bags, jewelry, food and other items. 

The event is a benefit for the assisted living community’s resident activities program. 

For more information, call 871-7720 or send email to activities@roselaniplace.com. 


Hawaiian classics will be performed

Pamela Polland, founder of the traditional Hawaiian music group Keaolani, will perform at the next Picnic for Poki at 11 a.m. Thursday at Ka’ahumanu Church in Wailuku.

She will sing a variety of traditional Hawaiian music classics.

There will be coffee and fresh-baked cookies from Roselani Place.

The event is free and open to the public. Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions are sponsoring the event.


Mentoring program to be subject of talk

Phyllis Robinson, program director of the Farm Apprentice Mentoring Program, will be the guest speaker at the Wednesday noon 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, send email to margief1202@yahoo.com.


Free workshop about retirement

AARP Hawaii is offering a free “Secure Your Financial Future” workshop from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at the J. Walter Cameron Center auditorium in Wailuku. The workshop will address how to save and invest for the future, the role of Social Security, how to pay for health insurance and how to make money last.

“Secure Your Financial Future” will be presented by AARP volunteer Marylee Bilyou and feature Gayle Long, a local financial adviser. No individual advice will be given and no products or services will be promoted or sold. This workshop is open to everyone.

To register call 1-(877) 926-8300 or visit aarp.cvent.com/secure5-19.


Pizza sales to benefit nonprofit

Flatbread Co. in Paia will donate a portion of all pizzas sold between 5 and 10 p.m. May 22 to Haku Baldwin Center’s therapeutic programs. The programs are provided at no cost to the community, serving military veterans, children and adults with special needs, and patients of all ages.

There will also be a silent auction. To learn more, visit hakubaldwincenter.org/flatbread.


Auditions taken for singing competition

Lahaina Cannery Mall’s online auditions for its second annual SING IT! teen singing competition has begun.

It is open to Maui residents ages 10 to 18. The actual competition will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. June 23 at the mall. Winners receive cash prizes.

Email a video link to singitmaui@gmail.com. It should be no longer than three minutes of singing, either a practice session or live stage performance. Also include your email, short biography describing yourself and why you love to sing, as well as contact information, including name, address, phone number and email address.

End date for video submission is midnight June 9.

For more information, see www.lahainacannerymall.com/mall-events. For questions, email singitmaui@gmail.com.


Young artist to attend arts camp

Me’ilani Nelson, 14, of Kihei has been awarded a full scholarship to attend Interlochen Arts Camp, a summer arts program in Interlochen, Mich., for aspiring artists in grades 3 through 12. Nelson is the daughter of Mele Nelson, a local teacher, and will study visual arts at the camp.


FootGolf, movie to benefit Make-A-Wish

Kaanapali Golf Course will present a benefit for Make-A-Wish Hawaii on May 26 that will consist of a nine-hole FootGolf tournament followed by a screening of Disney’s “Coco” on the driving range.

FootGolf is played similarly to golf, with the exception that players use a soccer ball instead of a golf ball, and the ball is kicked rather than struck with a club, working toward a 21-inch “cup” in place of the usual golf hole.

There will be 18 teams of five players. Prizes will be awarded to the individual with the lowest score as well the winning team of five.

FootGolf will commence at 5 p.m. followed by the movie at 7. The cost is $20 per person for FootGolf and the movie, or $5 per person for the movie only. All funds will be donated to Make-A-Wish Hawaii to help grant wishes for local keiki with critical illnesses.

To reserve a spot, contact 537-3118, ext. 118, or JDonnelly@Hawaii.Wish.org.


Free seminar set for future farmers

The statewide farmer-training program GoFarm Hawaii is offering its free AgCurious seminar for people interested in becoming a small-scale commercial farmer:

• 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 6 — UH-Maui College Ag Department.

• 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 7 — Lahaina Education Center.

For more information about GoFarm Hawaii or to RSVP for the AgCurious seminar, visit gofarmhawaii.org.


Preschool is now taking applications

The Waipuna Chapel Preschool is now accepting applications for enrollment for the 2018-19 school year for children ages 3-5.

The mission of the Waipuna Chapel Preschool is to provide a Christian learning environment. School hours are from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the school year begins on Aug. 8. More information and registration applications can be found at waipunachapel.com/preschool or call the church office at 878-6343.

Waipuna Chapel is located at 17 Omaopio Road in Kula, at the corner of Kula Highway and Omaopio Road.


MHS science team competes in Colo.

Maui High School’s Ocean Sciences Bowl team competed in the National Ocean Sciences Bowl in Boulder, Colo., April 19-22. Maui High was one of 23 teams from 31 states to compete. Teams came from Hawaii to Maine and Alaska to Florida. The participating teams were the winners of their regional competition, which started with approximately 360 teams.

Maui High came just short placing in the top eight in the finals. The school made it to the top 12 and tied for ninth after losing to Mt. Sinai of New York City.

For its efforts, Maui High received a plaque and a book on marine mammals. The team was led by seniors Laney Flanagan, One Jae Lee and Zain Jabbar. Supporting the seniors were freshmen Michael and Quinton Wong.


World Oceans Day activities planned

World Oceans Day will be celebrated on June 8 with activities to support the official theme of “encouraging solutions to plastic pollution and preventing marine litter.” 

Pacific Whale Foundation is encouraging people to join a cleanup effort, educate themselves and participate in activities. 

For more information, see: www.pacificwhale.org/events/worldoceansday.