Local Briefs

‘The BFG’ showing at ‘Starry Night’

The Maui Arts & Cultural Center will hold is “Starry Night Cinema” movie on its lawn at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

The show is “The BFG,” a 2016 fantasy and adventure film based on the 1982 novel by Roald Dahl. It features 10-year-old orphan, Sophie, who befriends a benevolent big friendly giant.

Gates will open at 5 p.m. There will be entertainment and keiki art activities.

Food and drinks will be sold. No coolers or outside food will be allowed in.

The event is free. In case of rain, the film will be shown in the Castle Theater.


Cello, violin, viola classes set to start

The Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra is beginning its classes this month in cello, violin and viola.

The cello class is new and will be taught by Kamehameha Schools Maui graduate Keani Kahuhu. The violin classes will be taught by Rona Landrigan, a Scottish violinist who trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and went on to play with the Camerata Orchestra of Athens, Greece. On Maui, she serves as concert mistress of the Maui Chamber Orchestra.

Violin and viola classes begin Saturday, with the beginning class from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. The experienced class is from 10 to 10:45 a.m. The classes are for those in grades 4 through 7, although exceptions can be made.

Cello classes are open to students ages 7 and up and are limited to 10 students. They will begin Oct. 21 and run from 11 to 11:45 a.m.

Classes are held Saturdays in the Baldwin High School music room, which is next to the band room and behind the auditorium.

Register online at mauiyouthphilharmonic.org. For more information, call 283-6723 or send email to mypomaui@gmail.com.


Seabury Hall plans its open house

Seabury Hall will hold an open house for prospective students and families from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 21.

Registration will start at 8:30 a.m. in Cooper House.

Reservations for the event are due by Oct. 19.

The school’s mission and philosophy, Upper and Middle School curriculum, extra-curricular programs, application and financial aid process will be presented by the head of school, division heads and admissions team. Faculty members will give short demonstrations in their classrooms.

The morning also will include a campus tour, student presentations and refreshments. Information will be shared about the Malone Foundation, Maunalei and Hawaiian Ancestry scholarships.

For information and reservations, call the Admissions Office at 572-0807 or email enelson@seaburyhall.org by Oct. 19.


Women and money topic of conference

A conference titled “Women and Money: Secure Your Future” will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Kaunoa Senior Center in Spreckelsville.

The multisession event offers workshops on a variety of topics: Investment basics, effective retirement planning, financial planning, starting your own business, understanding Social Security and Medicare, planning for college, and understanding long-term care insurance.

It is hosted by AARP Hawaii, Kaunoa Senior Services and Bank of Hawaii.

Cost is $5 and includes lunch. Register at aarp.cvent.com/women10-14 or call toll-free (877) 926-8300.


Family caregiver classes offered

University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension Kahului Office and Maui County Office on Aging are offering classes in Kahului and Lahaina for family caregivers, beginning Tuesday.

Classes will be held once a week for six weeks. The cost is $25 per family and scholarships are available.

Lahaina classes will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and run through Nov. 21 at the West Maui Senior Center.

The Kahului classes will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays also through Nov. 21 at the University of Hawaii Maui College campus.

To register and for more information, contact Heather Greenwood-Junkermeier by phone at 244-3242, ext. 226, or email heather8@hawaii.edu.


Master gardener training class set

The University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension Service is hosting an open house for its 2018 Maui Master Gardener training course.

The first open house is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at the University of Hawaii Maui College’s Community Services Building.

The class begins in January, continuing through May.

Contact information, program description and application may be found at www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/uhmg/Maui/index.asp