Maui County walkers tops in fundraising
While Maui County's 2,809 walkers represented 19 percent of the 14,736 people who took part in the Visitor Industry Charity Walk this year, dollars raised on Maui, Molokai and Lanai added up to $790,325, or 47.3 percent of the $1.67 million raised statewide this year.
Maui's walk drew 2,327 people and raised $701,716 on May 11. (Maui raised the most money of any island for the third year in a row.) Molokai saw 300 walkers who brought in $62,606, and Lanai had 182 walkers and put together $26,003 for the annual event that generates money for Hawaii's nonprofits and charities. The Molokai and Lanai events were held May 4.
According to walk officials, the totals for other islands and their amounts of money raised included: Oahu, 6,800 walkers, $452,000 raised; Big Island, 2,994 walkers, $228,119; and Kauai, 2,133 walkers, $200,992.
The overall figure of $1,671,436 set a record for the most collected, according to event officials.
Hawaiian music series to resume May 30
The Hawaiian music series will continue May 30 in Lahaina with a free performance of the ohana trio, Rama Camarillo and sons, Kamaka and Kala'e.
The event will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Baldwin Home lawn off Front Street.
The trio has won a number of competitions statewide, including Tom Moffatt's band championship title.
The musicians perform at various venues throughout Oahu and have opened concerts for "America" and the "Stylistics" at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.
The event is sponsored by the Lahaina Restoration Foundation and supported by the Hawaii Tourism Authority and the county Office of Economic Development.
Chairs are limited, and people are encouraged to bring beach mats and low beach chairs. The Baldwin Home Museum is on the corner of Front and Dickenson streets.
For more information, contact the foundation office at 661-3262 or go online to www.lahainarestoration.org.
Water resource panel member to speak
State Commission on Water Resource Management member Jonathan Starr will be among three speakers to address South Maui's future water supply during a meeting of the Kihei Community Association on Tuesday evening.
The event begins with pupu and "talk story" at 6 p.m. at the Kihei Charter School, located at 41 E. Lipoa St.
Other scheduled speakers include Michael Howden, a permaculturalist and former Maui County Board of Water Supply chairman; and Robin Knox, an environmental scientist.
Those attending the event are asked to bring nonperishable food to donate to the Maui Food Bank.
For more information, call (508) 499-9996 or go online to www.gokihei.org.
Mental health conference open to public
Mental health services consumers and their caregivers are welcome to attend a free, fourth annual Consumer Conference from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the University of Hawaii Maui College's Pilina building in Kahului.
A $5 fee will be collected for lunch.
Also open to the public is the Mental Health America Maui County Branch "Brown Bag Lecture" series talk on "Diversity" at 11:30 a.m. with guest speaker and social worker John Tomoso.
To attend the conference and/or the talk, call 276-7523 to ensure a lunch can be reserved. Walk-ins are also welcome.