Local Briefs

Joni Jackson

Maui Ki-Aikido offers workshop

Maui Ki-Aikido is offering a public workshop for adults and youths from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 25 at the Shunshinkan Dojo, 194 S. Market St. in Wailuku.

The class will be taught by Joni Jackson, 6th dan Maui Ki-Aikido instructor. It will center on the fundamental principles of Shin Shin Toitsu (mind and body unified) aikido through interaction and basic movement, focusing on how posture, awareness and calmness can aide not only in the dojo, but in day-to-day living.

The fee is $10; no reservations are required. Participants are requested to arrive by 9:45 a.m. to sign in, and to wear comfortable loose clothing and slippers. For more information, call 283-9226.


Keiki Story Time is at ocean center

Joanne Laird, program director for Read Aloud America Program, will present a Keiki Story Time in the Maui Ocean Center’s Makai Theatre at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 26. This 30-minute story time is geared for children ages prekindergarten through 2nd grade and will feature popular ocean-themed children’s picture books. There will be healthy snacks provided by Maui Ocean Center for the children.

At the conclusion of the read-aloud session, each child will be able to select a new book from the Read Aloud America library to take home. There will also be drawings for door prizes at the conclusion of the program.

Space is limited to 20 families and reservations must be made in advance at readaloudamerica.eventbrite.com. The first 20 families who register will receive a confirmation and meeting location.

This event is free and no aquarium admission is required. For further information, contact Elyse Dietzel at edietzel@mauioceancenter.com.


Special Fair Day requests are due

Hale Mahaolu is once again partnering with the Maui Fair Alliance to coordinate Special Fair Day 2018 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 5. A Badge Pass is required to enter the fairgrounds on Special Fair Day.

The event is reserved primarily for those who are mobility impaired who find it extremely difficult to maneuver during the Maui Fair’s regular operating hours.

Applications to attend the Special Fair Day are available from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Hale Mahaolu, 200 Hina Ave. in Kahului. All applications must be received by Hale Mahaolu before 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Space is limited.

For more information, call 872-4130. Applications are not available online.


Meditation event for cancer community

Pacific Cancer Foundation will offer a free meditation wellness workshop to Maui’s cancer community at 10 a.m. on Saturday at The Sacred Garden in Makawao.

Participants will enjoy a peaceful, walking meditation through the labyrinth led by meditation instructor Carla Jalbert. This workshop is the third of four total workshops in PCF’s “Nature of Meditation” workshop series this year.

Space is limited. To register, call 242-7661 or visit pacificcancerfoundation.org for more information.


Obon service set for Saturday in Kula

The Kula Shofukuji Shingon Mission will hold its bon dance on Saturday at the mission at 113 Puanani Place off Kekaulike Avenue.

Sunset service begins at 6:30 p.m. with obon service at 6:45 and Japanese dancing at 7:30. Various foods will be for sale including beef stew, chili, hotdog on Komoda Bakery buns, nishime, chow fun, saimin, bento, poi andagi and sekihan.

Ancestors may be honored with prayer lanterns.


Medicare topic of Kula AARP meeting

Speakers from the Senior Medicare Patrol will be at the next Kula AARP Chapter regular meeting on Monday at the Kula Community Center.

It begins with refreshments at 9 a.m. followed by the program at 9:30.

Discussed will be the Medicare Advantage Plans and what people should be aware of. Also discussed will be Medicare basics, what is an Advantage Plan, enrollment period and types of Advantage Plans.

Other information will be provided on My Medicare and You Handbook and the Hawaii State Health Insurance Assistance Program.

The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Diane Logsdon at 878-3448.


Rotary governor to be guest speaker

Rotary International Hawaii District Gov. Win Schoneman will be the guest speaker at the Kihei Wailea Rotary Club meeting at noon Wednesday at Mulligans on the Blue.

The meeting is open to the public; lunch is $15. For more information, email margief1202@yahoo.com


Baldwin sets open house on Thursday

Baldwin High School will hold its open house beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the auditorium. Doors will open at 5:20 p.m. There will be classroom visitation following the welcome program.

The night will give parents and guardians a chance to meet their children’s teachers and learn about courses. It is not to be used as individual teacher conferences, which can be arranged at other times.

Attendees should bring a copy of the child’s class schedule.

A limited number of tickets are on sale for the barbecue chicken dinner that will be served from 4:30 to 5:25 p.m., in the cafeteria. The dinner includes two pieces of chicken, rice, vegetable and juice or water. Tickets are $4 per person, cash only and are available at the school office until Monday.

For more information, contact Lorene Rodrigues, parent facilitator of the Parent-Community Networking Center, at 727-3193 or Lorene_Rodrigues@baldwin.k12.hi.us.


Planning for rising sea topic of meeting

The American Institute of Architects Maui Chapter will host a panel discussion about “Planning for Rising Sea Level in Hawaii” from 11:30 a.m. To 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Pacific Whale Foundation meeting room in Maalaea.

Panelists include Tara Owens from the University of Hawaii; Jim Buika, a coastal zone planning specialist; and Lawrence Carnicelli, who sits on the Maui Planning Commission.

The event is open to the public. Cost is $20 and includes lunch.

For reservations, call AIA Maui at 244-9574 or register online at aiamaui-aug2018.eventbrite.com/.


Smart driver course offered on Tuesday

AARP’s Smart Driver course will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Kaunoa Senior Center in Spreckelsville. 

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

The emphasis is to become more aware of common age-related physical changes and how to compensate. 

A $20 fee, cash or check, will be collected at the beginning of class. AARP members receive a $5 discount with proof of membership. 

Some insurance carriers offer three-year discounts to those who complete the class, a news release said. 

Preregistration is requested by calling Kaunoa at 270-7308. 


ARC of Maui pizza fundraiser

Flatbread Co. in Paia is hosting a third annual fundraiser for ARC of Maui County from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 11.

There will be a silent auction and a portion of all pizza sales will help to provide program supplies for individuals with disabilities.

Flatbread Co. is located at 89 Hana Highway. For more information, call ARC of Maui at 242-5781, ext. 214.


Training offered to combat bullying

Mental Health America of Hawai’i has limited space for its “Training-for-Trainers” workshops for its Youth Suicide and Bullying Prevention Project. The YSBP Project is funded through program grants from The Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan.

Workshops will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 27 and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at the J. Walter Cameron Center, Conference Rooms 1 and 2, at 95 Mahalani St. in Wailuku.

The YSBP training was created by MHAH to combat bullying and suicide among Hawaii’s youths and aims to teach youth how to recognize and intervene in bullying and use suicide prevention tools. Participants who complete a T4T Workshop will be certified YSBP trainers who are qualified to deliver trainings to youths in their communities.

Mental Health America of Hawai’i is offering a subsidized registration fee of $45. This includes materials, breakfast and lunch for both days. Scholarships are available upon request.

To request a link to the registration form, email Danielle Bergan, community coordinator, Mental Health America of Hawai’i, at danielle.bergan@mentalhealthhawaii.org.