Local Briefs

First Healthfest set for mall Saturday

Queen Ka’ahumanu Center will present its inaugural Healthfest from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

The event will feature an interactive fitness challenge by Justin Yanagida of Yanagida Strength and Fitness; healthy cooking demonstrations by Christopher Ledger, executive sous chef of Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa; aerobic fitness demonstrations; community health booths; State of Hawaii and County of Maui health initiatives; an introduction to the Hawaii Medical Services Association Blue Zones project; and prizes every hour.

For further information, visit queenkaahumanucenter.com.


Smart Driver Class offered in Kahului

AARP’s Smart Driver Class will be offered from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Roselani Place, 55 Papa St. in Kahului.

The class is designed for drivers 50 years and older but all adults are welcome. The emphasis is on becoming more aware of common age-related physical changes, how they affect driving ability and how to compensate.

The fee is $20 (cash or check) and will be collected at the beginning of class. AARP members receive $5 discount with proof of membership. Some insurance carriers offer discounts to those who complete this class.

Preregistration is requested. call Kaunoa Senior Center at 270-7308.


Free yoga teacher training in Wailea

Maui Yoga Studio will partner with Zeek Vincent, founder of ZFlow Yoga, to present a free yoga teacher training class from Feb. 20 to March 11 at Wailea Town Center. Aspiring instructors are invited to gather for giveaways, live music and instruction.

Visit mauiyogastudio.net (click on free teacher training) for more details and to apply. The application deadline is Sunday.


Nonprofit execs to meet on Thursday

The Maui Nonprofit Directors Association invites members and other interested nonprofit executives to the first general membership meeting of the new year, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Thursday at the Maui Economic Opportunity Family Center, 99 Mahalani St. in Wailuku.

Refreshments and networking will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting will begin at 9.

For more information, email mauinonprofit@gmail.com or call Debbie Cabebe at 243-4342.


Roots School to hold open house

Roots School will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at 740 Haiku Road in Haiku. Families interested in learning more about what Roots School offers children in preschool through 8th grade are invited to attend.

Roots School is an independent, private school founded in 2006. It provides experiential and academic learning that encourages students to integrate creativity, critical thinking, integrity and compassion to engage collaboratively and realize their potential as unique, fulfilled individuals.

RSVP is not required. For more information, call the school office at 250-7988. To learn about admission to Roots School, visit rootsmaui.org/process.