Local Briefs

Deadline today for beekeeping class

The application deadline to participate in the 4-H Youth Beekeeping class is today. To complete an application, visit go.hawaii.edu/vsf.

The class, which will take place 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, begins next Tuesday and continues until Oct. 23. It will introduce youths to the basics of beekeeping and provide an overview of the importance of bees to agriculture in Hawaii. Participants will learn how honeybees work, life in the hive, the anatomy of a bee, the power of pollination and about beekeeping tools.

The Bee House is located on the University of Hawaii Maui College campus in the Maui County Cooperative Extension Research and Education Demonstration Center.

For more information, contact Nancy Ooki at 244-3242.

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Candidates invited to WCA meeting

The Waikapu Community Association will have its general membership meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Maui Tropical Plantation (Tram Station). The entrance is at the Kihei side of the parking lot.

All Maui County Council candidates from the nine residency areas running in November’s general election have been invited to attend and discuss affordable housing and smart growth in the Waikapu area.

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Filmmaker will speak at meeting

Filmmaker Brian Kohne will be guest speaker at the noon to 1 p.m. meeting of the Rotary Club of Kahului on Monday at Tante’s Island Cuisine at the Maui Seaside Hotel in Kahului.

Kohne will speak about the movie “Kuleana,” which recently completed a seven-week theatrical run in Hawaii and Guam. It is the first locally originated feature film to screen in island theaters in almost a decade. The movie is now being rebranded for release to Mainland theaters, and for license to domestic TV and international territories under a new title. Kohne will illuminate parts of the journey to get the Maui-made movie this far and what lies ahead for the motion picture in 2018 and beyond.

The meeting is open to the public; lunch costs $20. Tante’s Island Cuisine is located at 100 W. Kaahumanu Ave.

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Sen. Brian Schatz offers internship

Applications for U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz’s high school internship program must be submitted before 6 p.m. Sunday. The program provides a hands-on learning opportunity about the U.S. Senate and encourages students to be leaders and advocates in their schools and communities.

“Young people are stepping up across the nation and making a difference in their communities,” said Schatz. “This program is an opportunity for young leaders to share their perspectives with our office, and I encourage interested students from all islands to apply.”

Schatz’s high school internship program is not an office position and is designed to limit conflict with school and extracurricular commitments. Students will perform their internship in their home community and communicate with the office using online methods. Interns must commit for the full internship period from October 2018 to April 2019. Strong preference is given to students in their last year of high school.

For more information or to apply, visit www.schatz.senate.gov/services/internships. For more information, contact Schatz’s Honolulu office at (808) 523-2061.

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