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‘Info Expo’ to honor promoters of peace The Maui Seasons for Peace organization is seeking groups and organizations for its “Info Expo” to celebrate United Nations International Day of Peace on Sept. 16 at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center. The celebration will be from 1 to 5 p.m., and ...

Using medical cannabis for pain management to be topic of talk

Michael Backes, a renowned medical cannabis researcher and author of “Cannabis Pharmacy,” will be at University of Hawaii Maui College from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday to discuss medical cannabis and chronic pain. Backes, a member of Maui Grown Therapies Science & Medical Advisory Board, ...

Open house set at equestrian center

There will be an open house at the Tom Morrow Equestrian Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The arena will be open for riding to all equestrians who are interested in trying out the arena. Riders must bring their own horses. The Tom Morrow Equestrian Center is not a stabling facility ...

Workshops at multiple sites set for caregivers

Maui Adult Day Care Centers and Maui County Office on Aging are holding free caregiver workshops, “Understanding the Older Adult,” presented by Kathleen Couch, caregiver/program coordinator for Maui Adult Day Care Centers. The presentation will help caregivers gain a better understanding ...

Kahului woman elected vice president of the VFW Auxiliary

Peggy Haake of Kahului, a life member of Wilbert Wah Hu Tom Auxiliary 3850, was elected national senior vice president of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary of the United States at the 105th National Convention July 21-25 at the Bartle Hall Convention Center in Kansas City, Mo. Haake is ...

Maui Fair presale tickets now available

Discounted presale tickets for the Maui Fair are now being sold through Sept. 21. The Maui Fair runs from Oct. 4 to 7 at the War Memorial Complex in Wailuku. Presale adult tickets are $7; $10 at the door. Child tickets (ages 5 to 11) are $3; $5 at the gate. Children ages 4 and younger are ...

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Maui Ki-Aikido offers workshop Maui Ki-Aikido is offering a public workshop for adults and youths from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 25 at the Shunshinkan Dojo, 194 S. Market St. in Wailuku. The class will be taught by Joni Jackson, 6th dan Maui Ki-Aikido instructor. It will center on the ...

Universal design makes homes easier for all ages

Where would you like to live as you grow older? Did you answer “at home” or “independently?” If yes, you are in good company as over 70 percent of adults over age 45 agree with you. Making it possible to live at home as long as possible is more feasible when planning begins early and ...

Credit union members win $1K scholarships in random drawing

Five members of Maui Federal Credit Union were selected in a random drawing for $1,000 scholarships to help them pursue higher education. Maui FCU CEO and President Clayton Fuchigami announced the following winners on Aug. 13: • Micah Jio, who is pursuing pre-Medical Imaging Technology ...

‘Alternative Education Program Showcase’ planned at UH-MC

The Hawai‘i Homeschool Network will present an “Alternative Education Program Showcase” from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at University of Hawaii Maui College in the Community Services Building. The public is invited to talk story with representatives from a variety of education programs ...

Customer service course offered

University of Hawaii Maui College’s Office of Continuing Education and Training is accepting applications for the Certificate for Customer Service in Hawaii, which was developed by Kapiolani Community College and the Hawaii Tourism Authority. The foundation of the program is based on the ...

MFD, MPD select GO PINK! designs

The Maui Police and Fire departments are teaming up with Pacific Cancer Foundation for their annual GO PINK! campaign in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Maui County’s cancer community. Members from each department submitted their own unique artwork for this year’s T-shirt ...

Annual kite flying event set at Keopuolani Park

The public is invited to the third annual Kite Festival hosted by the Japanese Cultural Society of Maui from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Keopuolani Park Field no. 8, located right below the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. This event is free. Kite kits to decorate with colored markers ...

Molokai musicians participate in program

In partnership with Kaunakakai Elementary School teacher Bob Underwood, the Hawaii Youth Symphony hosted its Molokai Strings Program June 23 and 24, providing workshops for students to receive private lessons from experienced musicians Helen Liu (violin), Colin Belisle (viola) and Bob ...

Maui doctor recognized in NYC for her leadership

Leslie Hartley Gise, M.D., a Maui psychiatrist for 23 years, was honored with the Alexandra Symonds Award for “outstanding contributions and leadership in promoting women’s health and the advancement of women” at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association on May 5 in New ...

Rummage sale to help fund restoration of bell tower

Paia Mantokuji Soto Zen Mission is having a sale of food and rummage items from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. The mission is working on preserving, protecting and developing Montokuji for the future. Areas of financial need include a major shoreline erosion project and ongoing general ...

Ocean safety topic of talk at Rotary meeting

Colin Yamamoto, retired battalion chief of Ocean Safety — Maui Fire Department, will be the guest speaker at the noon meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea on Wednesday at Mulligans on the Blue. He will be speaking on ocean safety. The meeting is open to the public; lunch is $15. For ...

Awards presented at kupuna luncheon

The 46th annual Kupuna Aloha Luncheon was held July 28 at the Grand Wailea in the Haleakala Ballroom. The event was hosted by the Maui County Planning & Coordinating Council, and sponsored by Maui Economic Opportunity Inc. More than 650 kupuna, guests, politicians, candidates and ...

Duke’s Beach House hosts annual Holiday T-Shirt Design Contest

Duke’s Beach House announced that the seventh annual Duke’s Beach House Holiday T-Shirt Design Contest is underway. This year’s contest offers the chance for artists’ work to be featured on a limited edition Duke’s T-shirt design and win prizes. The Duke’s Beach House winner will ...