Local Briefs

Kauai hippie camp fantasy topic of film

Bob Stone and John Wehrheim, director and producer, respectively, of “Paradise Found: Taylor Camp, Kauai 1969-1977” will be the guest speakers at Thursday’s Akaku Upstairs Salon Series from 6 to 8 p.m.

The pair will present a prescreening of the updated documentary with discussion to follow. To RSVP, contact 871-5554 or info@akaku.org.

Taylor Camp was owned by Howard Taylor, brother of actress Elizabeth Taylor. He bailed out a rag-tag band of young Mainlanders jailed for vagrancy and invited them to live on his oceanfront land. Soon, waves of hippies, surfers and troubled Vietnam vets, among others, found their way to this clothing-optional, pot-friendly, treehouse village at the end of the road on Kauai’s north shore. The film documents the rise and inevitable demise of the camp as local Kauai residents took issue with the hippie lifestyle.

Akaku is located at 333 Dairy Road in Kahului.


Portrait sessions set for BHS seniors

Senior portraits for the Baldwin High School Class of 2018 are being taken at Nagamine Photo Studio in Wailuku, according to an announcement. The last day to have a portrait taken for inclusion in the 2018 yearbook is Aug. 1. To schedule an appointment, call the studio at 244-3636.


Crafters, vendors sought for festival

St. John’s Kula Festival is seeking more crafters and vendors to participate in this year’s event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 23. Those who register before Aug. 1 will receive a discount on the fee.

For more information or to reserve a space, call 878-1485. Visit www.stjohnsmaui.org, click on “kula fest” and “market place” to view an application.


PACT plans open house of new office

Parents And Children Together invites the public to an open house from noon to 2 p.m. Friday to celebrate its new office, located at 270 Hookahi St., Suite 201, in Wailuku. There will be refreshments, entertainment and prizes. A blessing will take place at 12:30 p.m.


Hawaiian storyteller ready to spin tales

In celebration of the Hawaii State Public Library System’s 2017 Summer Reading Program, storyteller Dann Seki will perform at Kahului Public Library at 1 p.m. Saturday. Seki, a storyteller for more than 20 years, will share some of his favorite stories, mostly about Hawaii’s people.

This event is produced by the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program and is suitable for children over the age of 5 as well as adults.


Orientation for new students set at BHS

Baldwin High School is holding a parent/guardian orientation for incoming 9th-graders and transfer students from 6 to 7 p.m. July 20 at the campus. Incoming students are encouraged to attend with their parent/guardian.

Among the items to be covered are the bell schedule, attendance policy, class schedules, dress code, bus transportation and athletics. The administration and key faculty members will be introduced.

The program will be in the school’s auditorium. Light refreshments will be served. Parking is available in front of the school and in the lower campus parking across from the gym.

Baldwin parents/guardians are encouraged to sign up to receive weekly school email with information on upcoming events, report card distribution, counseling and test information, athletic schedules and more. For more information, contact the PCNC facilitator, Lorene Rodrigues, at Lorene_Rodrigues@notes.k12.hi.us. Bear Bulletin email registration forms are available at the school’s main office.

For more information regarding orientation, contact Rodrigues or the school’s main office at 727-3200.


Kula AARP will meet on Monday

The regular meeting of Kula AARP Chapter will be held on Monday at the Kula Community Center, beginning with refreshments at 9 a.m. followed by the program at 9:30.

The speaker will be Charnan Carroll, staff specialist and preparedness coordinator for the Maui Emergency Management Agency.

The meeting is open to the public; no reservations are necessary. For more information, call Diane Logsdon at 878-3448.


Vendor space open at wellness market

The County of Maui’s Health & Wellness Committee has announced that the first county “Employees’ Wellness Market” will be held on July 20, from noon to 2 p.m., on the lawn fronting the Kalana O Maui Building.

“The purpose of the wellness market is to promote health and wellness to county employees and their families and to increase consumption of, and access to, locally grown and produced agricultural products,” said county Managing Director Keith Regan. “Consumption of fresh produce means healthier employees, which means more productive and happier employees, and that benefits the entire community.”

Regan is also chair of the Health & Wellness Committee, an informal gathering of employees from various county agencies who seek opportunities to promote healthy lifestyles for themselves and for their colleagues. Vendor spaces are approximately 10 feet by 10 feet and vendors must provide their own tent, tables and display equipment.

Prospective vendors should contact Agricultural Coordinator Kenneth Yamamura at 270-7710 or email kenneth.yamamura@mauicounty.gov with questions. The deadline to apply for vendor space is Friday.


‘The Hunting Ground’ to screen

The Committee on the Status of Women invites the public to a free viewing of the acclaimed documentary “The Hunting Ground” at noon Tuesday in the Mayor’s Conference Room on the ninth floor of the Kalana O Maui Building.

Seating is limited and the movie will be shown after a brief meeting of the Committee on the Status of Women, which is hosting the screening as part of its commitment to educate women on their rights and to advocate for social justice. Both men and women are encouraged to attend the screening, especially young women who are about to start or already enrolled at college, according to an announcement.

“The Hunting Ground” focuses on the prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses in the United States, the failings of administrations to recognize and deal with this epidemic and the necessary steps to help overcome this culture of rape on college campuses.

To watch the movie trailer, visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBNHGi36nlM.