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First Friday theme is ‘Fall for Wailuku’

The theme for Wailuku First Friday, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday on Market Street, is “Fall for Wailuku.”

The entertainment lineup includes Ahumanu, 6 to 7 p.m., and Nevah Too Late, 7 to 9 p.m., on the Maui Thing Stage; The Eazy, 6 to 9 p.m., at Wailuku Banyan Tree Park, and Drew Martin, 6:30 to 9 p.m., at Wailuku Coffee Co.

The Dia De Los Muertos Art Show will be held at Wailuku Coffee Co.; Live Art by David Melendez is set for Area 808 and there will be food booths and trucks and crafts.

Wailuku First Friday is a free community street party held on Market Street, which is closed to vehicle traffic starting at 5:30 p.m. Maui Medical Group offers free parking during the event, and the Vineyard Street parking exit will close at 9 p.m. to allow vehicles to exit the lot onto Main Street.

For vendor information and reservations, contact Alan Takitani at 281-2801.

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West Maui disaster meeting Monday

Sharon Mielbrecht of the Pacific Disaster Center will speak on “Understanding Vulnerability and Capacity” at the West Maui community disaster planning meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Lahaina Civic Center social hall.

The West Maui Taxpayers Association is working with the Maui Emergency Management Agency, the Pacific Disaster Center and state Emergency Management Agency on developing a customized disaster plan to meet West Maui’s needs. 

West Maui is at times isolated from Maui’s major hospital and airport because of frequent road closures, fires and flooding, and has highlighted the need for preparedness planning, a news release said. 

For more information, see www.westmaui.org. 

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Trinity Church to bless animals

Trinity by the Sea Episcopal Church will hold a blessing of animals at 9 a.m. Sunday at the church, 100 Kulanihakoi St. in Kihei.

The blessing is in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.

Trinity’s vicar, the Rev. Bruce DeGooyer, invites all pets that are safely leashed or caged. Photos of pets unable to travel to church are welcome.

Water, dog and cat treats and poop bags will be provided.

For more information, call 879-0161.

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AAUW lunch bunch meets on Tuesday

The American Association of University Women’s lunch bunch will meet at noon Tuesday at the Cheeseburger Grill and Tap Room in the Shops at Wailea.

RSVP to Sara Green with menu selection at aauwlunchbunch@gmail.com or call (907) 350-4700.

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Death and dying topic of discussion

The Rev. Bodhi Be, executive director of Doorway Into Light, will lead a discussion titled “The Dying and Death of Us and All We Love” from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Lumeria Maui in Makawao.

Be will discuss the importance of people not turning away from this reality and how to find deeper purpose, meaning and heart.

Lumeria Maui is at 1813 Baldwin Ave. For information about Doorway Into Light, visit www.doorwayintolight.org or email Info@DoorwayIntoLight.org.

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Applications for ag camp still available

A fall break 4-H ag camp scheduled for Tuesday and Oct. 11 at the University of Hawaii Maui College campus is still accepting applications.

The camp is a hands-on activity program that will introduce youths in grades 6-8 to the local food system.

Participants will experiment and learn about topics related to the growth, science and preparation of foods, including planting and cultivation, food safety and food skills, and nutrition and health. Activities will include plant DNA extraction, engineering hand pollinators, and sustainability.

The camp will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Community Services Building.

Cost is $5 per day and includes supplies. Each day will include different activities, so students do not need to participate in the first session to attend the second day. Children should bring their own lunch, snacks and water.

To sign up or for more information, contact Nancy Ooki at ooki@hawaii.edu or 244-3242, ext. 225.

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