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LOCAL BRIEFS

May 14, 2008
The Maui News
Doris Todd band to hold concert May 21

PAIA — The Doris Todd Christian School Band will hold an inaugural Aloha Concert on May 21 in the school’s auditorium.

The music is slated to begin at 6:24 p.m. under the baton of band teacher Noel Kuraya.

The concert, which is free and open to the public, will feature guest ukulele artist Julius Galanto. There also will be an original arrangement of “Shout to the Lord” by Darlene Zshech with Madison Bocon as vocalist.

Paia Mantokuji bazaar to be held on Sunday

PAIA — The Mantokuji Mission of Paia will hold its bazaar Sunday from 7 to 11 a.m.

Among the things for sale will be food items, such as sushi, chow fun, nishime, ohagi and baked goods, plus new and used clothing, fresh vegetables, potted plants, crafts and rummage.

The Mantokuji Taiko group will perform.

The temple is located at 253 Hana Highway, across from the Paia Community Center. For more information, call 579-8051.

Baldwin High seeking nominees for SCC

WAILUKU — Nominations for the Baldwin High School Community Council are being accepted.

The parent and community member slots are open for next school year. The deadline for submitting nominations is May 28.

School community councils enable shared decision-making among principals, teachers, parents, students and community members to improve student achievement. Meetings are held monthly.

For more information or to offer nominations, contact Doug Kramp at 344-3931.

Book fair at Barnes & Noble aids Maui Prep

LAHAINA — A book fair at Barnes & Noble from Friday to Sunday will benefit Maui Preparatory Academy.

Customers presenting a book fair voucher, which may be downloaded from the school Web site or obtained in the school office, will have a portion of their purchases donated to the school.

Barnes & Noble also will have titles on a school wish list available for customers to purchase for Maui Preparatory’s library.

The school will offer book fair activities, including scenes from the school’s “Seussical the Musical” at 6 p.m. Saturday and “Principal’s Storytime” at noon Sunday.

The store at 325 Keawe St. in Lahaina will be open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. those days.

Vouchers may be downloaded from www.mauiprep.org. For more information, contact Lower School Principal Pam Reader at 665-9966, ext 117, or by e-mail at preader@mauiprep.org.

Superferry official to speak at Kiwanis

WAILUKU — The Maui manager of the Hawaii Superferry will speak to the Kiwanis Club of Maui on Thursday, beginning at noon, at Cary & Eddie’s Hideaway restaurant.

Duane Kim will provide an update on the operation of the interisland passenger and vehicle transport vessel.

The public is invited. No reservations are required. A buffet lunch is $11.

BHS Class of 1973 to meet on Monday

WAILUKU — Members of Baldwin High School’s class of 1973 will meet at Sheik’s Restaurant at 6 p.m. Monday to continue planning their 35th class reunion.

The reunion will take place Aug. 9-10 at Maui Tropical Plantation and at Baldwin Beach Park. Cost is $45 with RSVP and payment due by July 1. Contact Kay Leeson at 280-7815 with questions.

Monitoring blood sugar discussed

WAILUKU — The patient education and outreach coordinator for Maui Memorial Medical Center will speak at the Diabetes Education Support Group gathering tonight at the hospital.

Michael Rhodes, a registered nurse, will discuss self-monitoring of blood sugar levels. The session will include information on what the blood sugar level numbers mean and the importance of home testing.

The gathering, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Marion Hanlon Conference Room on the third floor of the hospital’s Wailuku Tower from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The Diabetes Support Group is geared for diabetic patients, their families and friends. For more information, call Marianne Vasquez at 242-2090.

Haleakala service trip May 24 to 26

MAKAWAO — Volunteers are needed for a service trip into the Haleakala Crater from May 24 to 26.

Up to 10 volunteers — including first-time crater hikers — will be accepted for the trip, led by the Friends of Haleakala National Park.

Participants will stay in Holua Cabin and do some service work removing nonnative plants. Park rangers will accompany the group to offer insights into the geology, biology and history of Haleakala.

The group will hike into the crater via Keoneheehee (Sliding Sands) Trail, which starts at the summit visitor center, and come out Halemauu Trail (the Switchback).

Call 876-1673 or 264-4757 for information and reservations.

Maui man to study in South Korea

WAILUKU — A Wailuku resident recently was selected as a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship recipient and will spend two months this summer in South Korea.

Jared Lane K. Maeda was one of 525 scholarship recipients out of 4,000 applicants. He is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health in the division of health policy and administration.

Following an orientation in Washington, D.C., Maeda will spend two months over the summer in Suwon, South Korea, as part of an intensive Korean language institute hosted by the University of Pennsylvania. The Critical Language Scholarship Program is part of the National Security Language Initiative, an effort to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical-need foreign languages.

Maui High Class of ’98 reunion nears

KAHULUI — Payments for the Maui High School Class of 1998 reunion next month are due Thursday.

The reunion will be held June 20 at Maui Tropical Plantation. Cost is $45 per adult.

Although the deadline is Thursday, payments will be accepted through May 31, although the cost will be $55.

For more information, call 330-8338 or e-mail mauihigh

school1998@yahoo.com with questions.

Piano teacher’s students to play

KULA — The students of piano teacher Kathleen Hamilton will perform at a recital at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Waipuna Chapel.

Among the performers, ranging from 6 to 17 years old, will be Alyssa Geddis, who will play “Vesuvious” by David Lanz as her senior recital number, and Bailey Massenburg, who will perform two of her original songs.

The chapel is located at the intersection of Kula Highway and Omaopio Road.

Positive parenting workshop May 21

WAILUKU — Positive ways for parents to avoid battles with toddlers and pre-schoolers will be offered next week at the Kaiser Permanente Maui Lani Clinic.

A free “Toddlers and Pre-schoolers” class will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 21. It is open to the public.

Around 15 months, many children engage in tantrums, hitting, whining and not listening — turning bath, meal, bed and play times into battlefields. The class will help adults to “get into your child’s world and learn how to head off meltdowns, avoid battles and prepare for easier transitions,” the program announcement said.

The facilitator will be Darlyn Kin Choy, a certified Positive Parenting trainer. Good Beginnings-Maui County will co-sponsor the workshop.

To register, call 243-6484.
 
 

 

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