Local Briefs

Fundraiser set at Maria Lanakila

Maria Lanakila Church is hosting a fundraiser on behalf of the American Cancer Society’s upcoming Relay For Life of West Maui from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday on the grounds fronting the church. The fundraiser is a rummage, arts and crafts, and bake sale

Participating Relay For Life teams are invited to take advantage of this fundraiser and help their teams reach their goals. For more information, contact joni.celiz@cancer.org or 244-5554.


Waikapu group to meet Monday

Waikapu Community Association’s general membership meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Valley Isle Fellowship, 1033 Waiale Road in Wailuku. Presentations will include an update on the Wailuku Apartment Rental Housing Project and other developments in Waikapu. For more information, see www.waikapumaui.org.


Two scholarships will be awarded

The application deadline for Maui Delta Kappa Gamma Chapter’s 2018 Selective Recruitment Grant-In-Aid Program is March 15. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded, one to a high school senior on Maui and the other to a college student from Maui pursuing a career in education.

Application forms are available from high school or University of Hawaii Maui College counselors, or by request at dkg.gamma.maui@gmail.com.

The Gamma Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma’s yearly rummage sale during the summer provides the funding for this scholarship.


Community meeting planned at BHS

A Baldwin High School Community Council community meeting will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday in the multipurpose building (lower campus).

Dinner will be served and child care for children ages 4-9 will be provided by the school’s Future Teachers of America organization.

All parents, students, teachers, staff and the entire Baldwin community are invited to attend and should RSVP to the school office at 727-3200 by Thursday.


Tropical Harps to perform at libraries

Tropical Harps, an Upcountry musical group that performs with harps, guitar, concertina, banjo and penny whistle, will perform the songs of Ireland at Makawao Public Library on Monday and Kahului Public Library on Tuesday, both starting at 6:30 p.m.


Civics contest seeks essay, video entries

The 2018 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest, an essay and video competition offering cash prizes, is open to students in grades 9-12 in public, private and parochial schools or home-schooled students of equivalent grade status.

The theme of the contest is “The 14th Amendment 150 Years After Ratification: What Does Equal Protection Mean to Students?” Students are challenged to write an essay or produce a video focusing on how Congress and the federal courts have applied the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment to public education, whether in admissions, classroom instruction or athletics.

A total of $7,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in both the essay and video competitions.

The deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. April 1. More information is available at www.ca9.uscourts.gov/civicscontest.


Maui filmmaker to screen 3-D movie

A screening of “Tibetan Illusion Destroyer” in 3-D with Maui filmmaker Tom Vendetti will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at 333 Dairy Road in Kahului as part of the ongoing Akaku Upstairs Salon Series.

Filmed in Tibet and Nepal over two years, the film documents an ancient Tibetan ceremony that creates awareness of the illusions that cause human suffering, according to an announcement. This film allows the viewer to experience a rare and sacred ceremony in the Himalaya Mountains with a path toward achieving happiness.

Vendetti is a psychologist and veteran documentary filmmaker and this was his first 3-D film. He will discuss the making of the movie and the specialized editing that is involved shooting a film in 3-D. He will be available for a question-and-answer period after the screening.

To RSVP, call 871-5554.


Author to present feng shui talks

Author and feng shui expert Clear Englebert will appear at several Maui libraries to offer practical solutions for enhancing one’s bank account and relationships, according to an announcement. The talks will also provide other aspects of feng shui concerned with harmony and prosperity. The schedule is as follows:

• 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Wailuku Public Library.

• 3 p.m. Friday at Kihei Public Library.

• 10 a.m. Saturday at Makawao Public Library.

Englebert will also talk about the bedroom as the most important room and the bed as the most important object in a home during her “Bedroom Feng Shui” talks. She will address the various details, such as color, texture, lighting and artwork, that help a bedroom support sound sleep. Programs will be held at:

• 11 a.m. Friday at Lahaina Public Library.

• 1 p.m. Saturday at Kahului Public Library.


‘Literacy Fair for Keiki’ scheduled

Queen Ka’ahumanu Center will present a “Literacy Fair for Keiki” from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. More than 250 high school Key Club members from across the state will be on Maui for their annual convention and will host the event. Literacy activities will include a scavenger hunt, reading, coloring, creating book markers and puzzles.

Main sponsors are QKC, Maui Friends of the Library and the Kiwanis Club of Kahului.


Foundation offers $35K in scholarships

Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s Scholarship Committee has announced that a total of $35,000 in scholarships is available to Lahainaluna High School seniors and alumni for the 2018-19 school year.

Up to 10 scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each and one scholarship in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded to qualifying seniors who will graduate from Lahainaluna High School in 2018. Scholarship eligibility requirements include being accepted into an accredited two- or four-year college, trade school or university, and writing an essay.

Additionally, up to five scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each and one scholarship in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded to currently enrolled full-time college, trade school or university students in 2018. Eligibility for these scholarships includes being an alumnus of Lahainaluna High School and writing an essay.

Completed applications must be sent by email to the Lahaina Restoration Foundation office no later than 11:59 p.m. March 16. Scholarship applications may be downloaded at LahainaRestoration.org/guidelines.

For more information, call the Lahaina Restoration Foundation office at 661-3262, or email info@LahainaRestoration.org.