Local Briefs

Concert planned at Iao Theater

The Maui Chamber Orchestra will present “A Classical Christmas” with the Maui Chamber Orchestra Chorus at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Iao Theater in Wailuku. There will also be a talk story with conductor Robert E. Wills at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Ticket prices range from $27 to $55. To purchase tickets, visit mauichamberorchestra.org or call the box office at 242-6969.


Kahului school council to meet

Kahului Elementary School will have its monthly School Community Council meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday. The agenda will include a report on the Nov. 24 campus fire.


Film to screen at Akaku Upstairs

Akaku Upstairs Salon Series will present a 10th anniversary screening of “Revolution Green” and a filmmakers panel from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at 333 Dairy Road in Kahului.

“Revolution Green” presents the story of Maui’s biodiesel industry pioneers Bob and Kelly King, whose company created the first retail biodiesel pump in America.

Discussion will cover what’s next for Maui’s renewable energy in 2018 and beyond, supporting the state’s mandate to be powered by 100 percent renewable energy by 2045.

Pupu will be served at 5:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 6. To RSVP, call 871-5554.


Paddle for Keiki includes parade

The second Paddle for Keiki will take place from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Kihei Canoe Club. Registration is at www.paddleforkeiki.com.

Any participants who make a minimum donation of $25 or bring an unwrapped toy for a child on Maui will receive a free Paddle For Hunger T-shirt or keepsake ornament and lunch at Nalu’s South Shore Grill. All toys and proceeds benefit Maui County children in need, according to an announcement.

After the races, there will be a Paddle for Keiki Toy Parade from noon to 12:30 p.m. People are invited to join the caravan as Santa and an outrigger canoe full of toys head from Kihei Canoe Club to Nalu’s at Azeka Shopping Center with a large motorcycle escort from Street Bikers United.

There will be a free lunch at Nalu’s for preregistered guests who donate $25 or more or a gift of equal or greater value.


Cancer support group to meet

“All About Scans” will be the topic of the Men’s Cancer Support, Advocacy & Educational Group meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Cameron Center, Room 7, in Wailuku.

The group, which meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, is designed to empower men to deal with what can be a life-changing diagnosis. It is sponsored by the Pacific Cancer Foundation and Answer Cancer Foundation.

For more information, call Peter Kafka at 298-1655.


Event will benefit youth scholarships

Four businesses will donate all or a portion of the their proceeds from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday to help provide scholarships for Maui youths to attend the Alaka’i Youth Leadership Academy.

The fundraiser will include a visit by Santa Claus for picture taking with keiki from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Jersey Mike’s Subs, 52 Maui Lani Parkway in Wailuku.

Maui Spider Jump and Hawaii Leaders Core will donate 100 percent of proceeds and Jersey Mike’s Subs and Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice in Wailuku will donate 20 percent of proceeds to the scholarship fund.

Alaka’i Youth Leadership Academy is a six-day residential leadership program on Maui that brings youths from around the world together to help them master self-confidence and life skills.


Charity workout includes acai bowls

Hollie Marie Petrus, owner of the food trailer Brekkie Bowls, is partnering with Makena Crossfit to offer a free charity workout followed by complimentary acai bowls at 8 a.m. Saturday at Kamaole Beach III in Kihei.

The event, which also celebrates Petrus’ one-year anniversary, is completely donation based, and all proceeds will be donated to Boys and Girls Club Maui, according to an announcement.

For more information about the business, see www.brekkiebowlsmaui.com.


Memorial tree trimming at church

Heaven Sent, a support group for bereaved parents, will present the 22nd annual Memorial Tree Trimming at 2 p.m. Sunday at Wailuku Union Church. Registration is at 1:30 p.m.

Participants are asked to bring a personalized ornament to place on the tree. For more information, call 281-9018, 879-9251 or 870-1258.