Local Briefs

Pizza fundraiser set for Maui Ki-Aikido

Maui Ki-Aikido will hold a fundraiser at The Flatbread Co. in Paia on Tuesday as a benefit for ongoing classes, special seminars and programs.

The pizza-night fundraiser includes a silent auction offering services and prizes.

A portion of the money from every pizza sold between 5 and 9 p.m. will be donated to Maui Ki-Aikido, a local nonprofit serving Maui youths and adults since 1953.

Those who would like to dine with the aikido instructors and students should come around 6 p.m.

For more information, contact Maui Ki-Aikido at 244-5165, visit mauiaikido.com, and on Facebook, Shunshinkan Maui Ki-Aikido Dojo.


LHS plans open house Wednesday

Lahainaluna High School will hold its open house from 1:45 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at its campus. 

Parents and other members of the public will check in at the school cafeteria at 1:45 p.m. where there will be a brief welcome program. At 2:15 p.m., parents will proceed to their child’s classrooms. There will be student volunteers to help provide directions. 

For more information, contact CJ Ancheta at 662-4000.


Business planning course to begin

Maui Economic Opportunity’s Business Development Center will present its Core Four Business Planning class from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning this Tuesday, through Oct. 11 at the MEO Family Center in Wailuku.

The 36-hour course will provide information on how to start, operate and grow a successful business in Maui County.

For those interested in learning more about the entrepreneurial training course, call Maui Economic Opportunity Inc. Business Development Center at 249-2990. The course cost is $300; scholarships are available.

Registration is available at MEO’s Family Center, 99 Mahalani St. Wailuku. Funding from the Maui County Mayor’s Office of Economic Development helps to make the classes possible.


Family relationships focus of presentation

Celeste M. Gonsalves, author of “Teen Wise” and “Teen Wise WORKBOOKS” and founder of “Parent Chat 4 to 9,” will be the featured speaker at Akaku Upstairs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at 333 Dairy Road, Suite 204, in Kahului.

Gonsalves will share insights on how to build a trusting relationships with family members. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in family resources from the University of Hawaii, and a Master of Science degree in organizational leadership from Argosy University of Hawaii.

To RSVP, call 871-5554.


Ms. Wheelchair Hawaii will speak

Sarah Foley, Ms. Wheelchair Hawaii, will be guest speaker at the noon meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea on Wednesday at Mulligans on the Blue. She will be speaking about her experience at the recent pageant in Michigan.

The meeting is open to the public; lunch is $15.

For more information, email margief1202@yahoo.com.


Artists featured during 2-day event

Lahaina Arts Society and the Maui Brewing Co. in Kihei are teaming up for a free event titled ART HOP from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sept. 9 at the brewery and restaurant, 605 Lipoa Parkway. There will be music, food, brews and fine art during the two-day event.

More than 20 local Maui artisans from the Lahaina Arts Society will be showing their work for purchase. The tasting room and new restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.


Hearing center hosting food drive

Love To Hear Maui @ Beltone is participating in the third annual Beltone National Food Drive to help fight hunger, joining hundreds of other Beltone Hearing Centers across the country.

Throughout September, people are invited to bring in a nonperishable food item to Love To Hear Maui @ Beltone, located at 444 Hana Highway, Suite K, in Kahului. All food donations will be distributed to the Maui Food Bank.

At the end of the month, Beltone will make a financial donation based on all food collected to Feeding America, a nonprofit organization providing food assistance to an estimated 46.5 million people annually, including 12 million children and 7 million seniors.

Once people donate, they can choose to make an appointment for a free hearing screening in appreciation of their contribution.

For more information, call 871-9020 or visit www.lovetohearmaui.com.