Local Briefs

Singers to lead Sunday singalong

Jim Price and special guests Ryan Souza, Jerry Eiting and Karli Rose will lead an afternoon of Italian songs and more beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday at Casanova Italian Restaurant and Deli in Makawao.

Participants can sing along with classic songs like “That’s Amore,” “Funiculi Funicula” and “Mambo Italiano!”

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Opera Maui.

Food and drinks but will be available for purchase. To purchase tickets, see www.operamaui.org.


Keiki hula event starts Friday

The 27th annual Hula O Na Keiki event will take place Friday and Saturday at the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel.

Maui’s only solo keiki hula competition is scheduled for 4:30 to 9 p.m. Friday and 1:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

General admission is $15 for adults and $6 for children ages 12 and younger. Reserved seating is $20 and premium seating is $25. Valet parking is $14. Self-parking is for registered hotel guests only.

There will also be a Hawaiian Festival of Arts & Crafts from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, as well as displays and workshops from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

For more information, see kbhmaui.com or call 667-0124.


E-cycling event planned Upcountry

The Rotary Club of Upcountry Maui will have a television and computer e-cycling event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The Rotary Club will pick up unwanted electronic equipment for a donation and deliver it to Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore Warehouse in Wailuku for refurbishment or recycling.

The club requests a donation of $5 for small boxes of accessories and small items. The club will accept $10 for medium-sized boxes of accessories and medium-sized items. Larger equipment, such as TVs 26 inches or larger, will cost $15 to $20 per item for pickup.

In addition, the club will pick up cellphones, printer cartridges and batteries for an additional donation ($10 for car batteries) for recycling at Malama Maui Nui for those already arranging for pickup of electronic equipment.

This event will cover only the Upcountry area, including Paia, Haiku, Makawao, Pukalani and Kula.

To arrange for pickup, call 878-2177.


Mobile advertising topic of workshop

Google representatives Jimmy Morrow and Erin Sagin will give a free mobile advertising seminar at 10 a.m. Nov. 15 in the Haynes Meeting Room of the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului.

More information and sign-up details can be found at www.meyercomputer.com/event or by calling 249-0970.

Meyer Computer Inc. is hosting the 90-minute seminar.


Craft fair set in Keokea

Keokea Farm Lots Association will host its annual Holiday Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

The fair offers crafts, handmade items and artisan goods made on Maui. Garden-fresh fruits and vegetables as well as tropical plants and flowers will be among the selection of homegrown goods.

In addition to a selection of food items, there will be live entertainment.

The new keiki corner will feature young vendors.

The Keokea Marketplace is at Mile Marker 17 of Kula Highway at Kaamana Street, a quarter-mile past Grandma’s Coffee House. Admission is free.


New iPhone will be topic of talk

Rick Ortiz will teach the “ins and outs” of the new iPhone at the Akaku Upstairs Salon in Kahului from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Ortiz is the owner of The MacPro and an Apple certified trainer. He will highlight what makes the device more than a phone, according to an announcement. He’ll explore the camera and photo features, messaging features, ApplePay, Notes and Siri.

Akaku is located at 333 Dairy Road, Suite. 204. To RSVP, call 871-5554.


Free basic hula lessons offered

Complimentary hula dance lessons are being offered from 1 to 2 p.m. Mondays in the lower fountain courtyard of The Shops at Wailea.

The class starts with an introduction to hula’s history and how it is tied to the art of chanting. Participants will also learn about different instruments and how they are used in hula. Guests will then learn basic hula footwork and hand movements. A question-and-answer session will follow toward the end of class.

The Shops at Wailea offers free parking for the first hour and validated parking with a purchase for the next three hours; standard rates apply at $6 an hour or $3 for every 30 minutes.

For more information, visit www.theshopsatwailea.com or call 891-6770.