County In Brief

Wellness Gathering at UH-MC Saturday

Hui No Ke Ola Pono will present ‘Aha Mauliola — A Native Hawaiian Wellness Gathering from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on the University of Hawaii Maui College campus.

The event will explore ways Hawaiian culture and practices can support and encourage health and wellness, according to an announcement.

It will include presenters, workshops with various cultural practitioners, food, crafts, informational booths, a keiki corner, silent auction, music and other stage presentations.

This project is sponsored by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, working to improve the lives of Native Hawaiians.

Free tree seminar set for Saturday

Maui Green & Beautiful will present the eighth annual Malama the Trees on Saturday. The seminar starts at 8:30 a.m. with registration at the University of Hawaii Maui College Ka Lama Building, Room 103.

Guest speakers include arborist Adam Wright of Adam’s Creations, tree educator Jeannie Pezzoli, and Maui’s own International Society of Arboriculture-certified true professional of arboriculture, Ernest Rezents, who will be guiding a walking tour of the UH-MC campus.

The educational seminar focuses on the importance and care of the urban forest, stressing proper pruning and care of trees, the benefits of trees and why trees are cool. This free event is co-sponsored by the college and the Aloha Arborist Association. It is in celebration of Arbor Month in Hawaii.

For more information, go to or call 879-9169.

Emergency prep is focus of Friday class

The Maui Chamber of Commerce will be holding an emergency preparedness class from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Cameron Center auditorium.

The class covers how to build an emergency preparedness kit for the home and office and how to be more prepared during a disaster.

The cost is $99 per person and includes a free two-person emergency kit with more than $159 worth of supplies. Space is limited to 25 attendees per class. Registration and payment must be received to reserve a space.

For more information or to register, visit or call the chamber office at 244-0081.