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June 11, 2008
The Maui News
Pilates classes in Kihei, Pukalani

KIHEI — Maui Pilates summer classes get under way later this month in Kihei and Pukalani.

The Kihei classes at the Kenolio Recreation Center in Kihei are held Saturdays, beginning June 21. The sessions begin at 9:30 a.m.

The Pukalani classes are held Sundays, beginning June 22, at the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center. The classes begin at 9:30 a.m.

Both classes run through mid-September.

Ten classes are $100 with the first class free. Drop-in class attendance is $12.

Those attending should bring a mat, towel and bottled water.

Eva Bondar teaches the classes. For more information, call 212-4861.

Report card pickup at Maui Waena to begin

KAHULUI — Maui Waena Intermediate School fourth-quarter report cards will be available for pickup starting Thursday.

The school is open weekdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The report cards will be released to students and parents only.

For more information, call 873-3070.

Rummage sale by educator society set

KAHULUI — A rummage sale will be held Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m. by the Gamma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International, an honorary society of women educators.

The sale will be in the Kahului Elementary School cafeteria.

Plants, books, household items, clothing, toys and other items will be sold.

Proceeds will help fund a scholarship for a graduating high school senior who wants a career in education.

BHS Class of 1969 planning reunion

WAILUKU — The Baldwin High School Class of 1969 has started planning its 40-year reunion and seeks contact information from classmates.

Classmates can go to to enter their information (go to the Web site’s contact link) and to get current news on the reunion plans.

For more information, call Wendy at 242-2885.

Diet management of diabetes meeting topic

WAILUKU — The dietitian and director of nutritional services at Maui Memorial Medical Center will speak at the Diabetes Educational Support Group meeting tonight at the hospital.

Lisa Allen will address the topic of “Healthy Nutritional Management of Your Diabetes” at the gathering from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Marion Hanlon Conference Room on the third floor of the hospital’s new Wailuku Tower.

The Diabetes Support Group holds monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of each month.

The meetings are geared for diabetic patients, their family and friends, and are free and open to the public.

For more information, call Marianne Vasquez at 242-2090.

Donations of baby, toddler items sought

KIHEI — The Hope Chapel MOPS group seeks donations of gently used baby and toddler items that it can pass on to island families that need them.

The giveaway will be June 28 at Hope Chapel Maui, 300 E. Welakahao Road, Kihei.

MOPS especially is looking for large items, such as car seats, strollers, high chairs and activity gyms. Also needed are clothing in sizes newborn to 6, toys, books and other items.

Call Christi Wagatsuma at 205-9902 by June 25 to schedule a drop-off or pickup. MOPS has people in Pukalani and Kahului as well as South Maui who will collect donations, she said.

The Mothers of Preschoolers group held a giveaway in November and was able to help more than 75 families.

Work trip to Auwahi planned Saturday

ULUPALAKUA — A work trip to Auwahi on the southern slope of Haleakala will be held Saturday by the Maui Restoration Group.

The goal of the volunteer trip to restore a native forest is to plant aalii.

Volunteers should meet at ‘Ulupalakua Ranch Store by 8 a.m. The work should be done by 4 p.m.

Due to the rough and steep terrain, hiking boots that cover the ankle are required. Those attending also need to pack layered clothing, rain gear, two liters of water, lunch, sunscreen and a hat. All gear, backpacks and boots need to be cleaned to leave hitchhiking seeds behind.

Volunteers should RSVP by Thursday to get a seat in a transport vehicle. Those with high-clearance four-wheel drives are welcome and can help increase the number of participants.

To RSVP or for more information, call 573-8989 or e-mail

Free meal program at Molokai schools

HONOLULU — Two Molokai schools are among Hawaii 14 campuses where youths 18 and younger can receive free meals during the summer, the state Department of Education announced.

The schools are Kaunakakai Elementary and Molokai High, which will serve breakfast and lunch while they hold summer-enrichment sessions June 16 to July 18. The meals will be served weekdays, except the Fourth of July holiday.

Youths may receive meals even if they are not enrolled in the enrichment sessions.

The Summer Food Service Program is an equal-opportunity program funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Allegations of discrimination in any USDA activity may be reported to: USDA, Office of Civil Rights Director, Whitten Building Room 326-W, 14th and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410.

AARP driver safety class June 21-22

WAILUKU — The AARP driver safety class will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 21-22 at the Kaiser Permanente Maui Lani Clinic.

The two-part class can help drivers 50 and older to be more aware of common age-related physical changes and how they affect one’s driving ability. Participants will learn how to compensate and be safer drivers.

Cost is $10, payable to AARP at the first class.

To complete the required preregistration, call Kaunoa Senior Services at 270-7308. Class size is limited.

Some insurance companies give discounts to drivers who pass this class.

The class will be presented by Kaiser, Kaunoa and AARP, formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons.

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