Pet memorial service July 16
WAILUKU - Wailuku Hongwanji Mission will hold a special pet memorial service at 5 p.m. July 16 at the temple at 1828 Vineyard St.
To participate, bring photos labeled with the pet's name, if possible. In the aspiration, the Rev. Shinkai Murakami will mention each pet's name.
"For people who have pets, many are considered part of their family. For people who live alone, the pets were great companions and they gave unconditional love and smiles. When we lose our beloved pets, our memories of them never fade," Murakami said.
For more information call Murakami at 244-0406.
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Author to speak at Unity Church
WAILUKU - Author Joseph Liberman will speak on "Guiding Light" at Unity Church of Maui at 10 a.m. July 17.
Liberman is the author of three books on vision and is considered an expert in the field of color and light therapy.
Unity Church of Maui is located at 483 S. High St. For more information, call 242-9327.
Obon festival begins tonight
PAIA - Mantokuji Soto Mission of Paia will hold its annual obon festival tonight and Saturday night.
The event begins with a service at 6 p.m., followed by dancing at 8 p.m. on both nights. Mantokuji Taiko will perform both nights, with a performance by Maui Taiko tonight and Zenshin Daiko on Saturday.
Food including chow fun, shave ice, bento, donuts, chili rice and hot dogs will be available.
The mission is located across from the Paia Community Center. For more information call 579-8051.