Local Briefs

Event at park to benefit nonprofits

Lokahi Day in the Park will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Meadowlands Community Park on Kauhaa Street in Kihei.

The community is invited to bring a new, unwrapped gift for any age, nonperishable food item or gift card for donation to Na Hoaloha and Friends of the Children’s Justice Center.

There will be live music, food, a bouncy castle, face-painting, keiki crafts and a special appearance by “Da Maui Sleigh.”

Attendees are advised to bring chairs and blankets to this free event.


Sale will help to fund student trip

There will be a rummage sale featuring vendors selling native Hawaiian koa and plant jewelry from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Paia Elementary School Cafeteria. The proceeds from the sale will help with airfare for students from the school to attend the 2018 Molokai Makahiki.

There will be clothes for children and adults, DVDs, surfboards, household appliances and an area with free items. For more information, call the school at 727-3800.


Musicians to play following toy run

The Maui Entertainers Coalition for Disaster Relief together with the Street Bikers United, Maui Chapter, will provide Maui-based musical entertainment for the After Party for the annual Toys For Tots Collection Run from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the VFW Post 3850, located at 2110 Uluniu Road in Kihei.

Street Bikers United donated to MECDR’s Puerto Rican Hurricane Relief last month, and many MECDR members are reciprocating by volunteering their time and music for the After Party. The performance lineup includes Soul Kitchen, Danyel Alana Trio, Kanekoa, Luna Overdrive and Bad Kitty. This free event is open to the public.

Mana’o Radio, KMNO, will broadcast a portion of the After Party from 2 to 5 p.m. Listeners can tune in at 91.7FM or online at www.manaoradio.com.

For more information on the bands and the event, as well as how to support Toys for Tots, visit mauitoys4tots.org/2017-after-party-dec-10th/.


Authors will be at Lahaina event

Maui Writers Ink will present its books “Supernatural Tales” and “Short Stories and Poems” at the Local Authors Table during Lahaina’s Second Friday event beginning at 5 p.m. Friday at Campbell Park.

Joining the members of Maui Writers Ink will be Jill Engledow, with her books of local Hawaiian history, and Howard Fields, with his books of WWII history and corrective grammar.


Tree lighting, movie set at MauiWine

The public is invited to celebrate the holidays at the fourth annual Holiday Tree Lighting on the estate of MauiWine in Ulupalakua from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free, but attendees are requested to bring a can of nonperishable food as a donation to the Maui Food Bank.

Complimentary activities include a holiday movie under the stars, Santa Claus’ arrival, family and keiki photos with Santa, crafts, games and activities for keiki.

There will be live music by The Haiku Hillbillys. Food will be available for sale and the wine garden in the Old Jail yard will open for winemaker tastings. Tickets are available online for $20 per person and $10 for MauiWine Wine Club members.

The winery is located at Ulupalakua Ranch, 14815 Piilani Highway. For information, to purchase tickets or to schedule private tasting, visit mauiwine.com or call 878-6058.


Forest restoration trip on Dec. 16

Auwahi Forest Restoration Project volunteers will meet at Ulupalakua Ranch Store on Dec. 16 for an 8 a.m.-to-4 p.m. work excursion. Due to rough, steep terrain, hiking boots that cover the ankle are required.

Volunteers should pack layered clothing, rain gear, two liters of water, lunch, sunscreen and a hat. There is a limited number of four-wheel drive vehicles and limited room for volunteers. To RSVP, email volunteer@auwahi.org by Monday.


Author featured in Maui tour

Will Tuttle, author of “The World Peace Diet,” will be making appearances as part of the Planting Peace Maui tour Thursday through Monday at the following times and locations:

“Yoga of Ahimsa” (nonviolence) with Tuttle and Meenakshi Angel Honig, Thursday at the Wailea Healing Center, 120 Kaukahi St. There will be yoga at 5:30 p.m. followed by a talk at 7:30. Admission is $20 for each event but no one will be turned away for lack of funds, according to an announcement. For more information, call 573-1414.

“Planting Peace — Words and Music for an Awakening World” with Tuttle, Friday at Makawao Union Church, 1445 Baldwin Ave. There will be meditation, talk and solo piano music by Tuttle at 6:30 p.m., followed by tribal dance with Carlos Garcia & Friends at 8:45. A $25 admission includes healthy vegan pupu.

• A “Mini-Vegan Film Festival/Talk and Vegan Potluck,” Saturday at the Temple of Peace, 575 Haiku Road in Haiku. The event will begin at 2 p.m.; admission is $10.”

• A “Hana Beach Day,” Sunday at Red Sand Beach. Starting at 2 p.m., the event includes a vegan picnic with Tuttle. There will also be a 7 p.m. Mini-Talk at Cafe Attitude, located at Lokahi Farm in Kipahulu on Sunday. The cost for the vegan dinner is $20.

“Planting Peace/World Peace Diet,” Monday at Lahaina Jodo Mission, 12 Ala Moana St. Taking place from 4 to 8 p.m., the event will include meditation, yoga, words and music with Tuttle and a book-signing. There will be a free vegan dinner. Donations are requested. For more information about this and the preceding three events, call (808) 419-6147.

The tour is being presented by Living Aloha Magazine.


Maui Kiwanis Club meets Thursday

Greg Lussier, Hawaii manager of Allied First Bank and chairman of the Maui Republican Party, will speak at the noon meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Maui on Thursday at Tante’s Island Cuisine in the Maui Seaside Hotel in Kahului. His subject will be the Maui Republican Party.

Lunch is from the menu and visitors are welcome. For more information, call 244-6603.