Local Briefs

Bowls for Keiki will benefit cancer fund

Bowls for Keiki, a benefit for the Pacific Cancer Foundation’s Children’s Cancer Fund, will take place at 6 p.m. Friday at Nalu’s South Shore Grill in Kihei.

Street Bikers United Hawaii Organization, Kimokeo Foundation, the Maui Organization of Ceramic Artists and Nalu’s are working together to marry flavor and creativity to host Bowls for Keiki.

“While these three organizations may be different, one thing they have in common is a commitment and involvement in local charitable events and community service projects, especially when it comes to Maui’s keiki,” said Street Bikers United Hawaii, Maui Chapter President Ron Panzo Sookie Kunst, community service organizer, is encouraging MOCA artists to participate in Bowls for Keiki. Artists have been getting their hands dirty by sculpting one-of-a-kind ceramic bowls to highlight the event.

The bowls will be showcased and ticket holders will have the opportunity to select a bowl of their choosing for dinner. Nalu’s South Shore Grill will be using these bowls to serve a signature Salmon dinner, courtesy of Blue Circle Foods, Kvaroy, Norway.

Tickets for this event are $60 and can be purchased by visiting www.pacificcancerfoundation.org/bowlsforkeiki.

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Park specialist will speak at meeting

The Rotary Club of Kahului will welcome Honeygirl Duman, interpretation and education specialist at Haleakala National Park, to its weekly meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at Tante’s Island Cuisine in the Maui Seaside Hotel in Kahului.

Duman’s talk is titled “What is a National Park?” with a brief history of the National Park Service and Haleakala National Park, and an update on the sunrise reservation system.

Lunch costs $20. Tante’s is located at 100 W. Kaahumanu Ave.

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Aquatic biologist to give presentation

The status of Maui’s streams, estuaries and the native freshwater species that live there will be the subject of a free presentation by Skippy Hau, aquatic biologist, at the Wednesday meeting of Maui Nui Marine Resource Council.

The meeting will take place at Pacific Whale Foundation’s classrooms at the Maui Harbor Shops at 300 Maalaea Road in Maalaea.

The public is invited and refreshments will be served starting at 5 p.m. when the doors open. The presentation by Hau will begin at 5:30; the meeting will conclude at 7:30.

Hau will also be discussing his work with Maui’s sea turtles, including nesting sea turtles, hatchlings and the removal of an 8-pound tumor from a turtle. Hau is employed as an aquatic biologist by the state of Department Land and Natural Resources Division of Aquatic Resources.

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Meeting to explore approaching death

Doorway Into Light, a nonprofit organization on Maui, will hold its monthly gathering, “Being With Dying,” at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Temple of Peace in Haiku.

Starting its 10th year, this is a free event for people who are dying, their families, the grieving, caregivers to the dying and all who wish to explore their own approaching death.

The gathering is facilitated by the Rev. Bodhi Be, the executive director of Doorway Into Light.

For more information, contact Be at bodhi@doorwayintolight.org or call 283-5950.

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Auction benefits PWF program

Bidding will be open for Pacific Whale Foundation’s annual online auction Saturday to Nov. 19 at biddingowl.com/pacificwhale.

Profits raised will directly fund the 2019 Keiki Whalewatch program, encouraging local schoolchildren to learn about the oceans by getting a closer look at whales and other marine animals on board Pacific Whale Foundation’s “floating classroom” vessels.

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Classes to teach studio production

Akaku Maui Community Media will offer a four-session class to learn the basics of studio production for producing a TV show. The classes will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 14, 16, 19 and 21 at 333 Dairy Road, Suite 104, in Kahului.

The classes will cover lighting, simple set design, microphones, teleprompters and camera controls in the studio. Then participants will explore the control room where titles, graphics, video segments and music are woven together.

The fee ranges from $100 to $200, depending on the type of Akaku membership. For fees and registration, visit akaku.org and click on “CLASSES” or call 871-5554.

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Group will meet to discuss death

Doorway Into Light’s executive director, the Rev. Bodhi Be, will host a monthly Death Cafe at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Fernando’s Mexican Grill in the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center in Kahului.

At a Death Cafe, people, often strangers to one another, gather to discuss death. The objective is “to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their lives,” according to Be. It is a group-directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session.

For more information, contact Be at 283-5950.

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