Local Briefs

Tickets available for New Year’s dinner

The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui’s quarterly meeting and annual “Oshogatsu — Japanese New Year’s Traditions” event will be held Dec. 29 at Wailuku Hongwanji social hall. Society members and the general public are invited.

The event starts at 5:30 p.m. with mochi pounding and with a variety of self-service mochi tasting stations (azuki bean filling, fried with a shoyu sauce, powdered soybean flavoring, etc.). A special recipe, ozoni (traditional New Year’s soup), will also be served, along with a bento dinner.

Japanese games and the sharing of other traditions will round out the evening.

Tickets are $15 for adults; $10 for children under age 10.

A maximum of 100 tickets will be available for purchase at Credit Associates of Maui, 1817 Wells St. in Wailuku until Tuesday.

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KKHS girls soccer team sets auction

King Kekaulike High School’s girls varsity soccer team will hold a silent auction fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Maui Mall.

For more information, call Ken Hayo at 283-8435.

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