Local Briefs

Milton Mills

Doctor advocates plant-based diet

“Meat Eating and Mind Games,” a presentation by Milton Mills, M.D., will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday at the J. Walter Cameron Center in Wailuku.

Dr. Mills will discuss how humans have the anatomy, physiology and palate of herbivores. Medical science shows meat and other animal foods are detrimental to humans’ long-term health, promote chronic disease and lead to premature death, according to a news release.

Mills is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and a practicing critical care physician in the Washington, D.C., area. According to the news release, Mills’ worldview has led him to apply his knowledge about preventative health care toward the unique challenges of those who are undeserved by the mainstream medical model: minority and less affluent populations.

The talk is presented by the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii. No reservations are needed and admission is free. For more information, call 385-2790, or email jerome.kellner@gmail.com or visit vsh.org. The Cameron Center is located at 95 Mahalani St.


LHS Foundation plans meeting

The Lahainaluna High School Foundation will hold its annual meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Samuel M. Kamakau Library on the school campus. 

The latest news on various projects and programs facilitated by the foundation will be discussed. The meeting will include a president’s report and executive director’s report of activities for the previous year. Elections will be held for officers and board members. 

The foundation’s mission is to support the Lahainaluna school community by providing opportunities and resources, and assist in preserving and perpetuating Lahainaluna’s unique history, culture and traditions. 

A foundation business meeting will follow the annual meeting. 

For information, call Foundation Executive Director Jeff Rogers at 661-5332 or 214-2839. 


‘Hemp Revolution’ presentation set

Akaku Upstairs will present “Hemp Revolution” with Steve Rose from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Akaku Upstairs, 333 Dairy Road in Kahului.

Rose, chief “Hempster” of the Maui Hemp Institute for Research & Development, is dedicated to maximizing the potential for hemp production on Maui, according to a news release.

He will give a short presentation on “Maui’s Hemptastic Future” and the MHIRD’s plans for the production of hemp. He will share how MHIRD will support future sustainable agriculture, products, housing and soil/water remediation.

Akaku Upstairs is located above the Akaku Studios. To RSVP, call 871-5554.


Coastal cleanup in Kihei on Saturday

Hawaiian Paddle Sports and Hawaii Mermaid Adventures invite fellow ocean lovers to clean up South Maui’s Poolenalena Beach Park from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Check in at the park and look for the Hawaiian Paddle Sports and Hawaii Mermaid Adventures tents and flags. Free lunch will be provided to first 50 volunteers by Pau Maui Vodka.

Participants are encouraged to bring a reusable water bottle and sun protection. Cleanup supplies will be provided.

For the past 30 years, The Ocean Conservancy has hosted the worldwide International Coastal Cleanup event. Maui’s International Coastal Cleanup event is supported by Malama Maui Nui, in conjunction with The Ocean Conservancy’s international cleanup efforts.

For more information, visit hawaiianpaddlesports.com/beach-cleanup or call (808) 442-6436.


Autumn festival at Jinsha Mission

Maui Jinsha Mission will present its Great Autumn Festival on Saturday at 472 Lipo Place in Wailuku.

Following a church service at 4:30 p.m., there will be dinner at 5:30 and entertainment at 6:30 with performances by Zenshin Daiko, Hyo Toko Okame Odori, Maui Buyo Dance Academy, Nakayama Minyo Kai and Afusoryu Choichi Kai Maui.

For more information, call 244-4048.


Volunteer training at Hospice Maui

Hospice Maui is offering its annual volunteer training Monday through Sept. 22.

For more information, including hours and volunteer job descriptions, contact Hospice Maui Volunteer Coordinator Sara Sparling at 446-8236, hospice3@maui.net, or apply at www.hospicemaui.org/volunteer/.


Gardening program focus of meetings

Three informational meetings for prospective students have been scheduled to introduce the University of Hawaii Maui College Master Gardener 2019 horticultural training program. The first is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Community Services Building on the UH-MC campus. Faculty and master gardeners will be available to answer questions.

Past graduates have described the program to be “an exciting in-depth horticulture learning opportunity,” “a great way to learn about plants and meet new, like-minded people,” and “I loved the hands-on experience and the tons of information for the home gardener,” according to an announcement.

A program description and application can be found at www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/UHMG/Maui/index.asp.


Rotary Club will have guest speaker

Sarah Sorensen, director of Wishing Well for Maui Students, will be guest speaker at 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.


MFSS accredited as quality provider

Prevent Child Abuse America has announced that the Healthy Families America affiliate Maui Family Support Services Inc. on Lanai has been accredited as a provider of high-quality home visiting services to families who want to improve their child’s health, nutrition and developmental outcomes.

HFA is a signature program of PCA America that has been providing home visiting services for more than 20 years.

The accreditation process is based upon a stringent set of 12 critical elements grounded in more than 30 years of research, according to an announcement. The process involves an in-depth examination of the site’s operation as well as the quality of the visits made by HFA home visitors.

The HFA site on Lanai is located at 730 Lanai Ave., No. 109, Lanai City. MFSS HFA has been serving families on Lanai since January 2015. Since then, MFSS has served 30 families. Per program eligibility requirements, most families enroll prenatally and can continue to participate in the program until children turn 3 years old.


AAUW Lunch Bunch to meet on Tuesday

American Association of University Women’s Lunch Bunch will meet at noon Tuesday at Nutcharee’s Authentic Thai Food in Kihei.

To attend, RSVP aauwlunchbunch@gmail.com with lunch bunch in the subject line and menu selection, or call (907) 350-4700.

Nutcharee’s is located at 1280 S. Kihei Road in Azeka Shopping Center.


Book launch Friday at author’s table

Maui Writers Ink author Captain Billy Bones, aka Oliver Gold, will launch his latest book, “Maui Out of Body,” at Lahaina’s Second Friday at Campbell Park on Friday.

Joining him at the Local Authors Table at 5 p.m. will be author Elaine Gallant, who will also be signing and selling copies of her thriller, “The 5th C: A CIA Novel.”

Maui Writers Ink’s two books, “Short Stories and Poems” and “Supernatural Tales,” will also be available.


Telescopes topic of free lecture

Jim Mayo will present “The Telescope in Astronomy: Historical Perspectives” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Maikalani UH Institute for Astronomy Advanced Technology Research Center in Pukalani.

This free lecture is part of the ongoing Maikalani Community Lecture series. The research center is located at 34 Ohia Ku St. in the Kulamalu development.


Entries sought for Photo Salon

Maui Fair Photo Salon contest applications are now available at www.mauifair.com/attractions/photo-salon/ until noon on Sept. 24.

The competition is open to all Hawaii residents and consists of three divisions: Youth, Open and Expert. Only photos taken after Oct. 1, 2017, are eligible.

The contest has three categories: Monochrome/Black & White Prints, Color Prints, “Photo Art.”

The fee of $2 per Youth Division and $5 per Open and Expert Division must accompany all entries; cash accepted. Checks should be made payable to Maui Camera Club.

Drop-off for entries paid online is at Picture It Framed, 230 Hana Highway, No. 8, Kahului, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 22-28. Photo drop-off for entries paying in cash (or anyone needing help with registration) is from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 29 only at Hale Mahaolu Elima, 11 Mahaolu St., Kahului.

The Photo Salon will be on display in the War Memorial Gymnasium all four days of the fair. For questions regarding Photo Salon, contact David Schoonover at 446-4266 or mauicameraclub@gmail.com.


BHS Class of ’68 announces reunion

The Baldwin High School Class of 1968 will be celebrating its 50th class reunion this year. Golf and dinner are planned for Oct. 27. A Las Vegas gathering is scheduled in early December.

Classmates who have not received the emailed information are asked to contact Pamela (Hiranaga) Tsutsui at psthawaii@gmail.com.


MFD Chili Cook-Off calls for entries

The 14th annual Maui Fire Department Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser will be held Oct. 7 starting at 3 p.m. in the Entertainment Tent at the 96th Maui Fair.

The fundraiser benefits Shriners Hospitals for Children Patient Transportation Fund, which enables children afflicted with injuries related to fires to receive the necessary medical treatment and rehabilitation therapy on their road to recovery.

This year’s cook-off will feature an Open Category, open to the first 20 nonprofessional registered entries. There will be a registration fee. The winner will receive $250 in cash.

Registration form and rules and regulations can be found and submitted at www.mauifair.com. The deadline to enter is Sept. 26.


Grant applications from OHA available

Organizations in need of financial assistance to hold community events may apply for funding from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ ‘Ahahui Grants program until the Sept. 21 deadline.

The program provides funding to support eligible organizations hosting community events that benefit the Native Hawaiian community and align with OHA’s strategic results.

There is $100,000 in funds available for this current application solicitation, which covers events occurring between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2019. Nonprofit organizations may apply for grant awards up to $10,000 and may only receive one ‘Ahahui award in a single fiscal year.

For more information, visit www.oha.org/grants.