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100 Years Ago1914 - Friday afternoon, the 18th, a most successful "Christmas tree" entertainment was given in the Community House, Paia, for the Sunday school members of the Makawao Union Church. The program consisted of suitable choruses and two elaborate plays, one titled "The Night After ...

Thrift Stores

The following is a listing of nonprofit organizations that sell an assortment of used and donated goods. For changes or new listings call 242-6343.* Goodwill Retail Thrift Store, 250 Alamaha St., Ste. N-9, Kahului, 442-8989, Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Clothing, ...

A grand tree lighting event in Wailea

First photo: Zoe Kalea Goodman, 19 months, of Kihei attends the Grand Wailea's Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday.Second photo: Keiki from Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui perform holiday songs, including the local-style "12 Days of Christmas," during the Grand Wailea's Tree Lighting Ceremony ...

Maui chapter of Hawaii Bicycling League to meet

The newly established Maui chapter of the nonprofit Hawaii Bicycling League invites individuals to its first membership meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Pacific Whale Foundation's Discovery Center classrooms at the Ma'alaea Harbor Shops.The agenda will include electing a steering ...

‘Virtual’ gift boxes for disadvantaged children

Maui residents packed 2,500 shoe-box gifts last month for children worldwide struggling with war, disease, poverty and other difficult circumstances, according to Operation Christmas Child.Although gift collection sites have been closed for this year, Maui residents still may pack a "virtual" ...

Scholarships will go to three Maui County students

Josh Jerman of Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers is again offering the Josh Jerman Maui Nui Scholarship to encourage college-bound students to use their educations to benefit Maui County.Now in its 11th consecutive year, the scholarship program provides academic scholarships to college-bound ...

HMSA announces Kaimana Scholarship program

Hawaii high school seniors graduating in 2015 are invited to apply for the 10th annual HMSA Kaimana Awards & Scholarship Program.Kaimana Scholarships are based on the student's athletic and academic achievement, sportsmanship and community involvement. HMSA will award up to 15 ...

Registration open for free social marketing workshop at college

A free workshop titled "Creating a Social Marketing Plan for 2015" will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Dec. 30 at University of Hawaii Maui College.Presented by EdVenture, the session will help businesses create a social media marketing strategy for the new year and communicate information to ...

Makawao school to offer tree recycling

Makawao Elementary School will offer Christmas tree recycling from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 4 on the school campus.The reycling station will be on Ukiu Road.Trees must be free of all ornaments, tinsel, etc.A $5 donation will support the school's 5th grade end-of-the-year banquet.

One-night event raises $4,200 for cancer patients on Maui

The Pacific Cancer Foundation of Maui and Dollie's Pub & Cafe in Kahana recently teamed up to score big for cancer patients and survivors on Maui by raising $4,200 Oct. 27.The fundraiser, Touchdowns for Tatas, was spearheaded by Debbie Patton. She helped secure a variety of items that ...

Tree trimming event for bereaved parents

Heaven Sent, a support group for bereaved parents, will have its 19th annual Memorial Tree Trimming on Sunday at Wailuku Union Church, 327 S. High St.Registration is at 1:30 p.m., and the program will begin at 2 p.m.Attendees are asked to bring a personalized ornament or ornaments to place on ...

Dream car art contest accepting entries

Toyota Hawaii is inviting all students age 15 years and younger statewide to create original, hand-drawn illustrations of "Your Dream Car" for Toyota Hawaii's 2015 Dream Car Art Contest.Entry forms and rules are available online at toyotahawaii.com and at all Toyota Hawaii Dealerships. Entries ...

Haleakala Park offering internship program

Applications are being accepted for the 2015 'Imi i ka Lama Collegiate Internship Program at Haleakala National Park.There will be eight positions available in the fields of endangered wildlife management, facilities management, interpretation, the Kipahulu District and visitor/resources ...

Assistance dogs ready to meet needs of Hawaii residents

Courthouse dog Faith will be among those graduating from Assistance Dogs of Hawaii today at ADH's main campus in Makawao during a private event. The teams attended Assistance Dogs of Hawaii's Team Training Camp on Maui and were recently matched with their new partners after completing training ...

Local Briefs

Cookbook on sale at Makawao museumThe Makawao History Museum is selling the new "Look What's Cooking in Makawao" cookbook, a collection of recipes from residents of Makawao. In addition to recipes, there are historical photographs and Makawao history facts.The book may be purchased with a $20 ...

Rotary club teams up with student council

Kihei Elementary School 5th-grade teachers Taylissa Lehano and Loraine Jordan recently revived the school's student council after a number of years of inactivity.Twelve student representatives were selected recently and began planning their first activity, a canned food drive for the Maui Food ...

Honor Rolls

KALAMA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOLFirst QuarterRenaissance StudentsKalama Intermediate School's Renaissance program recognizes a combination of academic achievement, good citizenship and community service.4.0 Grade-Point AverageGrade 8 - Charlie Abreu, Alexia Barcus, Malia Barker, Lexy Cabos, Nicolas ...

Ahead of the Class

To have your class, workshop or presentation included in this free listing, email its title, instructor, location, dates, start/end times, cost and brief description to currents@mauinews.com. Due to the volume of submissions, items will be listed as close as possible to their start date; if a ...