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Youth orchestra will debut composition at reception

The Maui Arts League has commissioned composer/arranger Siu Laufou of Newleaf Music Productions to score an original composition for the Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra & Friends to debut at Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational Artists’ Aloha Reception, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ...

Mele Ukulele owner Cheryl Rock (left) is shown with Realtors Association of Maui member Moana Andersen in the showroom of the Wailuku music store.

RAM gives the gift of music to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui

Realtors Association of Maui members delivered 60 newly purchased ukuleles to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui Central Clubhouse in Kahului on Jan. 25, as part of a yearlong ukulele drive sponsored by RAM. The ukulele drive, which is still ongoing, is part of a national fundraising ...

Students to parade winning ‘mikoshi’ through Waikiki

Maui High School is the winner of the Honolulu Festival’s 14th annual Maui Mikoshi Design Contest. The students’ winning cultural artwork will be on display before throngs of residents and visitors in Honolulu during the festival, March 10-12. A mikoshi is a decorative float unique to ...

Local Briefs

Writing life topic of author’s presentation Author and literary speaker Mary Lou Sanelli will be the guest at the American Association of University Women’s meeting Saturday at Moose McGillycuddy’s, 2511 S. Kihei Road in Kihei. The AAUW business meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed ...

Adequate sleep is an important key to brain health

Did you get enough sleep last night? How much is enough? And how does sleep impact the brain? The National Sleep Foundation recommends that adults of all ages need about the same amount of sleep each night: seven to nine hours for adults 26-64 years of age and seven to eight hours for ages 65 ...

Rotary clubs paint 2 group homes for disabled

More than 30 members of the Rotary Club of Kahului, assisted by members of several other Maui clubs, including Upcountry, Valley Isle Sunset, Maui, Wailuku and Kihei-Wailea, under the direction of Arc of Maui County staff, painted the exterior walls of two group homes Jan. 28. The homes provide ...

Kahulu Maluo / MACC  photo

How to bring a mask to life

Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Artist in the Community Program arranged for Andrew Phoenix (holding mask), the co-founding artistic director of Wonderheads Theatre in Portland, Ore., to visit Linda Carnevale’s mixed-level theater/drama class at Baldwin High School on Feb. 1. Phoenix had ...

Workshop to promote sustainable agriculture and low-cost methods

The Hawai‘i Farmers Union United, Hawai‘i Farmers Union Foundation and the state Department of Agriculture will present a two-day Korean Natural Farming workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 25 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 26 at Kahanu Garden in Hana. Korean Natural Farming focuses on living ...

Honor Rolls

SEABURY HALL Upper School 2nd Quarter Headmaster’s List 3.7-Plus Grade-Point Average Grade 12 — Joshua Acidera, Destin Altman, Casey Arakaki, Jordan Bastian, Faith Berry, Hana Diller, Aria DiMartino, Jesse Doan, Chandler Dobson, Zachary Ferrier, Samuel Frampton, David Gilbert, ...

Black History Month at Wailuku Public Library

Maui author and poet Ayin Adams and African Americans on Maui President Gwyn Gorg will present the program “Black Scientists/Black Inventors” at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Wailuku Public Library. In addition to the historical information, there will be African drumming and dancing with ...

Alison Cohan, Maui nui program director of The Nature Conservancy Hawai‘i, is surrounded by native forest vegetation, including the rare Lobelia gloria-montis, flowering in the background.

Local Briefs

Forest conservation subject of lecture Alison Cohan, the Maui nui program director of The Nature Conservancy Hawai‘i, will be speaking on the conservancy’s forest conservation efforts in Maui nui at 7 p.m. Friday at the Hannibal Tavares Community Center pool room, 91 Pukalani St. in ...

Mountain apple, ohia ai, is one of the 12,000 to 13,000 plants introduced to Hawaii by people. Mountain apple is native to the Southwestern Pacific and has naturalized in Hawaii, capable of sustaining a population without the help of people, but not invasive, a tasty and environmentally sound treat.  FOREST and KIM STARR photo

Tens of thousands of introduced plants present in Hawaii

Pineapple, plumeria and bird of paradise — people associate these iconic species with Hawaii, yet they aren’t Hawaiian. They’re foreign introductions, brought to these islands by people from other places. Pineapples came on a Spanish ship from Brazil, plumeria arrived fresh off a boat ...

Women Helping Women will present gala

Women Helping Women Maui will present its 40th anniversary gala, “A Jedi Night, 40 years of the Force Within,” from 5 to 8:30 p.m. March 5 at the King Kamehameha Golf Club in Waikapu. The celebration will include a dinner, entertainment and silent auction. Pulama Lanai and Kimberly ...

Amateur pianists invited to try out for festival

Amateur pianists are invited to try out Friday for the first Maui Outstanding Piano Amateurs Festival at Wailuku Union Church on Saturday. This is not a competition. There are no opponents, no competitors, no judges — just music lovers. The Maui Outstanding Piano Amateurs Festival is ...

Vendors sought for Makawao church’s Spring Fair

Makawao Union Church has announced that its third annual Spring Fair featuring local arts and crafts, rummage sale, farmers market and a variety of food and drinks to purchase will be held March 25 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crafters, artists and food purveyors are invited to participate at a cost ...

Raymond Andrade, a 2016 Baldwin High School graduate, does some fine-tuning on a robot during a Maui Economic Development Board Ke Alahele Education Fund Dinner & Auction at the Fairmont Kea Lani resort. Inspired by his experiences in Baldwin’s robotics program, Andrade is now in his first year at UH-Manoa majoring in mechanical engineering.

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows: For over 15 years, The Maui Economic Development Board, with the support of numerous community stakeholders, has been empowering students in Maui County and statewide through ...

Violet Ferdinant, 10, learns the proper golf club grip technique  from PGA master pro Bill Greenleaf last month. The Dunes at Maui Lani will host the Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui’s 11th annual Benefit Golf Tournament on Feb. 18.

Dunes at Maui Lani hosts Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui

The Dunes at Maui Lani hosted 15 members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui on Jan. 25 at a Pro Golf Clinic held at the course. Led by PGA master professional Bill Greenleaf and the club’s director of golf, Garrett Okamura, the youths, ages 9 to 12, were given a 90-minute clinic that ...

Two guest speakers at Hawai‘i Farmers Union United potluck

The Hawai‘i Farmers Union United Mauna Kahalawai chapter will present its monthly Locavore Potluck from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Mill House Restaurant at Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Featured speaker Stacey Casco is the manager of Joseph & ...

Newly installed Kihei Toastmasters Club President Cara Flores (from left) is shown with other officers Ann Elaine Johnson, Farima Joya and Rita Massey at the Jan. 17 swearing-in ceremony.

Kihei Toastmasters Club installs new officers

The new year brings new club officers to the Kihei Toastmasters Club. Maui Area Director Ann Elaine Johnson installed the following officers at the Jan. 17 meeting: Cara Flores as president and vice president membership; Johnson as vice president education and treasurer; Farima Joya as vice ...

2-day boating licensing course to begin in Kihei

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering an introductory two-day About Boating Safely course from  8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday (7:30 a.m. registration) and  9 a.m. to noon Feb. 12 at the NOAA/Whale Sanctuary building, 726 S. Kihei Road in Kihei. Completion of both the Saturday and Feb. 12 ...