Local Briefs

Na Lan

Attorney is guest speaker at meeting

Attorney Na Lan will be guest speaker at the noon-to-1 p.m. meeting of the Rotary Club of Kahului on Monday at Tante’s Island Cuisine in Kahului.

Lan will address the issue of medical marijuana in the workplace and new laws passed in 2018 affecting Hawaii business and real property owners.

According to an announcement, she joined Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert in 2017, bringing to the firm a unique combination of capabilities and experience in the areas of condominium and community association law, immigration, business and real property transactions, and dispute resolution for Mandarin speaking investors and business owners.

Born and raised in China, she is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English.

Motorcycles line the former Kmart parking lot for a car show and swap meet Oct. 14.

Tante’s Island Cuisine is in the Maui Seaside Hotel at 100 W. Kaahumanu Ave.


Car show draws hundreds of people

More than 150 cars and motorcycles turned out for a car show that drew hundreds of people to the former Kmart parking lot in Kahului on Oct. 14 where vehicles built before the year 2000 were on display at Da “K” Lot Motorhead Automobile & Motorcycle Swap Meet & Show and Shine.

Organizer Kurt Furomoto said he set up the show and auto parts swap meet after many requests for a car show in Central Maui. At least 1,000 people showed up to look at the cars and products, he said, adding, “I’m pretty positive we’re going to do it again.”

Keith Ibara won the Best of Show trophy for his 1940 Willys.

Other winners were Chad Kim, Best Old School Truck (domestic) for his 1966 Chevy C10; Mike Martinez, Best Old School Truck (import) for his 1983 Toyota 4×4; Scott Williamson, Best Old School Car (domestic) for his ’34 Ford five-window coupe; Deano Williamson, Best Old School Car (import) for his Volkswagen Buggy; Eddie Tanoue, Best Drag Race Car for his 1996 Chevy S10; Jordan Kawahara, Best Motorcycle (domestic) for his 2007 Harley Deluxe; and Bill Compest, Best Motorcycle (import) for his 2006 Suzuki GSXR 100.


Conservation training for tourism workers

Maui Mauka Conservation Awareness is offering training to connect conservation professionals with tourism professionals from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Waihee Coastal Dunes and Wetlands Refuge. Training is free, but donations are encouraged. 

The trainings focus on increasing the quality of nature interpretation of tourism professionals and to raise more awareness of Hawaii’s unique natural resources. It will focus on watersheds, native plants and animals and invasive species, and will include various presenters from conservation programs. 

Sign up at mauimauka.org.


Music business focus of think tank

There will be a special Maui Business Brainstormers’ Business in the Think Tank presentation titled “Money, Music & Mindset for Female Musicians” from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bayer Crop Science conference room, 2111 Piilani Highway in Kihei.

It is open to any gender, and there is no cost to attend.

Guest presenter Danelle Harvey is a professional musician and author who educates musicians about the music business and helps them build sustainable careers. Her specialties include setting up correctly, licensing, intellectual property, branding and marketing strategies to increase revenue on- and offline.

Online RSVP is a must at MBB Meetup; no admission at the door.


Vendors sought for Saber Fair at MHS

Two high school seniors are putting together a Saber Fair for their senior project from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17 at Maui High School. They are offering space to vendors to participate in the event’s craft fair. Eight-by-eight-foot spaces are available for $60 each.

For more information, contact (808) 276-6847 or 385-3076.


Christmas fair seeks crafters

St. Joseph School Early Learning Center is accepting crafter applications for its annual Christmas Craft Fair. To learn more about being a crafter, call 572-7652 or email stjosephmakawao@rcchawaii.org.

The craft fair will be held from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at 1294 Makawao Ave. in Makawao. It will feature a variety of crafters, food, baked goods, produce, plants, entertainment and arrival of Santa at noon.

Admission is $1.


Bill Nye film to screen at Akaku

Akaku Upstairs will screen “Bill Nye Tells the Truth about Climate Change, Evolution and a Science-Based Worldview” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at 333 Dairy Road, Suite 204, in Kahului. The film is a PBS Distribution release.

The former star of the popular kids’ show “Bill Nye the Science Guy” is advocating for the importance of science, research and discovery in public life. This film features Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ann Druyan and others.

RSVP at conta.cc/2yxkk38 to attend this free screening.


Halloween Ball at Maui Beach Hotel

Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association is hosting its annual Halloween Ball at Maui Beach Hotel’s Elleair Ballroom from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 29. There will be a costume contest for all participants with prizes. Categories are most original, scariest, most creative and funniest. Tickets are $40 per person and include a no-host bar and refreshments.

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


Policing subject of talk by guest speaker

“The Evolution of Policing” is the title of a talk that will be given by Chris Wood 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.


Ho’oponopono topic of class

Keala O Kalani is offering a free ho’oponopono basic I class from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Wailuku.

Class attendees also may take a free level II class from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 28.

For more information or to make a reservation, call Anne Oishi at 870-6182.


Halloween event set at Maui Mall

The Maui Mall announces the return of its annual Halloween celebration, with the Halloween Extravaganza from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Families are invited to enjoy:

• 5 p.m. — Trick-or-treating throughout the mall. Participating stores will be identified with balloons on their doors. No early trick-or-treating.

• 5:30 p.m. — Pet Costume Contest (Must register by before 5:30 p.m. See below for details).

• 6:15 p.m.– Halloween Line Dancing with Keone’s Hot Lava DanceFit Studio.

• 6:30 p.m. — Keiki Costume Contest (Must register before 5:30 p.m. See below for details).

There will be face painting and balloon animals by Cirque Jolie and Maui High School Halloween Photo Booth.

Entry in the Keiki Costume Contest is free. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Register on event day between 5 and 5:30 p.m.

There is a $10 fee to enter the Pet Costume contest, which benefits the Maui Humane Society. Pets may be entered in one of the four costume-type categories: Most Original, Cutest, Best Pet and Owner Look-A-Like, and Scariest. Preregister at mauihumanesociety.org or register on event day between 5 and 5:30 p.m.

To learn more about Maui Mall events, visit www.mauimall.com.


Service project heading to crater

The Friends of Haleakala National Park is seeking volunteers for an overnight service project in Haleakala Crater Nov.10-12. The group will hike into the crater and stay free for two nights in Holua Cabin. The middle day will involve work on protection of native plants. In addition to helping the national park, those volunteering also will have some time for hiking, bird-watching, stargazing or photography, as well as enjoyment of the quiet crater wilderness.

The park entrance and cabin fees are waived for volunteers doing service work with the Friends of Haleakala National Park. A maximum of 12 persons can be accommodated on each trip. Participants must be physically fit and able to hike in and out of the crater carrying a backpack with their sleeping bag, personal items and a share of the food.

To join this trip, first visit and register your readiness at www.fhnp.org. For a reservation for this trip or a future trip scheduled on the website, send email to leaders whose contacts are listed on the service trip page.


Film promotes anxiety awareness

Kamehameha Schools Maui will show a documentary titled “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety” at 6:30 p.m Tuesday in Keopuolani Hale on the Pukalani campus. Light refreshments will be served at 6.

The 56-minute film features candid interviews with children and young adults discussing their anxiety and its impact on their lives, along with a special interview with Olympian Michael Phelps. The documentary includes discussions with mental health experts about the causes of anxiety, its sociological effects and resources and tools. The purpose of the screening is to educate students, school staff, families and community members on this topic.

Parents are encouraged to attend with children ages 10 and older. For more information or to preview a trailer, visit angstmovie.com or call Kamehameha Schools Maui at 572-3100.

The screening is free and open to the public. To register, visit tinyurl.com/breakstigma.


Speaker to discuss energy and health

“The Multidimensional Human: Weird Science and Self-Healing” is the title of a talk that will be given by Debra Greene at the American Association of University Women’s meeting Saturday at Moose McGillycuddy’s in Kihei.

The business meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by the speaker at 11 and lunch at noon.

Greene will present an interactive exploration of “subtle energies” and what they contribute to understanding of ourselves and our health. She is the author of the book “Endless Energy: The Essential Guide to Energy Health.”

Green combines ancient wisdom with modern science in her private practice, workshops and lectures. She holds a Ph.D. from Ohio State University and is a wellness consultant at Four Seasons Resort Maui.

RSVP to Virginia Shaw at aauwspeakermeeting@yahoo.com or call 357-6805. There will be a $3 meeting fee for AAUW members and $5 for guests. Moose McGillycuddy’s is located at 2511 S. Kihei Road.


End-of-life choices focus of workshop

End-of-life care choices, how to discuss wishes with loved ones, and completing an advance health care directive will be the focus of a free workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Makawao Buddhist Temple. It is being presented by Kokua Mau and sponsored by the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii.

Makawao Buddhist Temple is located at 1074 Makawao Ave. To register, call Makawao Buddhist Temple at 572-7229.


Halloween event set at QKC on Oct. 31

Queen Ka’ahumanu Center will hold its annual Halloween celebration, Halloween Spook-tacular!, from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31.

QKC will welcome store-to-store trick-or-treating by keiki ages 12 years and younger. Participating stores will be designated with an orange balloon, and the mall’s Guest Services Center adjacent to center court will offer a non-food alternative in support of the Teal Pumpkin Project, a national campaign to promote the inclusion of all trick-or-treaters, including those with food allergies.

Separately, Maui Friends of the Library will offer one free children’s book per child for those who trick-or-treat at its Queen Ka’ahumanu Center location. All giveaways are while supplies last. For the safety of the community, no masks by those 13 and older and no sharp costume props are permitted.

The Center Court will feature Halloween entertainment including a DJ, keiki costume contest with prizes, keiki costume parade, face painting, magic, special meet and greet with princesses and superheroes and door prizes.


Uncle Wayne to perform at library

Uncle Wayne and the Howling Dog Band will perform from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Makawao Public Library.

This free, high-energy one-hour program is suitable for toddlers to age 8.

For more information, call 573-8785.


Special Rodeo for special needs keiki

The fifth annual Maui Special Rodeo took place Oct. 6 at Piiholo Ranch in Makawao. The event is dedicated to children with special needs on Maui and is presented by Piiholo Ranch and the Haku Baldwin Center.

The Maui Special Rodeo provides an opportunity for special needs children to experience the excitement of a rodeo in a safe and supportive environment. The children have access to horseback riding, “dummy” bull rides, roping instruction from real cowboys, rodeo games in the arena, a petting zoo, scavenger hunt, coloring club and a swag bag full of rodeo goodies.

The Haku Baldwin Center is located in Makawao. Its therapeutic programs are dedicated to helping children and adults with special needs, military veterans, seniors and patients of all ages.


County managing director recognized

Maui County Managing Director Keith Regan was awarded the International City/County Management Association’s Certificate of Achievement in Performance Management at the ICMA’s 104th annual Conference in Baltimore last month. This is the second consecutive year that Regan has won this award and was recognized for the county’s data-driven management and reporting.

Maui County is among 15 jurisdictions receiving the Certificate of Achievement, and one of 57 recognized overall.


Ocean guardians will be honored

Surfrider Maui will present the third annual Ocean Guardian Awards from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Andaz Maui at Wailea.

This year, the event will celebrate Surfrider Maui’s accomplishments and honor its 2018 Ocean Guardians: Zane Kekoa Schweitzer (Ocean Athlete), Donna Brown (Community Member), and Hawaiian Paddle Sports (Business).

The event will feature live entertainment by Na Hoku Hanohano Award-nominated Tavana, a silent auction, a gourmet dinner and no-host bar.

Kainoa Horcajo will serve as emcee.

General admission is $95. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/surfrider-maui-presents-3rd-annual-ocean-guardian-awards-tickets-48753699698.

Event parking is not included in the ticket price and is $10, payable in cash to the valet parking attendee.

For more information on table sales, sponsorship and silent auction opportunities, email Josh Sewell at Executive.Board2@Maui.Surfrider.org.


Emergency readiness classes set to begin

The Maui Chamber of Commerce will hold two emergency preparedness classes. The first class will take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursday and the second class will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 9, both at the J. Walter Cameron Center Auditorium in Wailuku.

The cost to attend is $99 per person and includes a free two-person emergency kit with over $159 worth of supplies. Space is limited to 25 attendees per class on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration and payment must be received to reserve a space. For more information or to register, visit mauichamber.site-ym.com/events/event_list.asp or call the Maui chamber office at 244-0081.