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* Maui County Business Resource Center. Nikki Baysa of the Hawaii Health Connector will be available from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays during the month of March at the Maui County Business Resource Center, Maui Mall, Suite B-9, to enroll small-business owners and sole proprietors into the program. Take advantage of the health insurance options available to you and to find the plan that matches both your health and financial needs. For information, visit www.hawaiihealthconnector.com.
* Personal Development classes. "Change Your thinking, Change Your Life!" based on the teachings of Louise Hay will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through March 25 at Green Lotus, 2086 Main St., Wailuku and Thursdays through March 27 at Temple of Peace, 575 Haiku Road, Haiku. Classes are facilitated by Rhonda J. Felix. Cost is $80 for series of four classes or $25 per class. To reserve your space, call 808-205-830.
* EdVenture classes. The University of Hawaii Maui College is offering the following classes. For information or to register, call 984-3231.
** "Arthritis, A Natural Approach" with Steve Blake will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday and March 12. Learn why certain foods aggravate inflammatory joint conditions. This class is designed to teach how to rebuild healthy cartilage and regain mobility.
** "Portuguese for Travelers" with Marty Adler will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through April 16. Through games, skits, songs and a special mental tool kit, this six session course will teach you to speak effective traveler's Portuguese with confidence.
** "Motorcycle Basic Rider Course " will be from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday and March 9. Motorcycle Basic Rider Course, The Motorcycle Safety Foundation, Basic Rider Course, Hawaii edition is approved for use by the Hawaii Department of Transportation for Motorcycle Rider Education. Upon successful completion of the course, qualified students will be issued a licensing waiver. Requirements: Range attire: Long pants, closed-toed shoes that cover the ankle, long sleeved shirt, gloves. Personal helmet can be used if it is 3/4 or full size and has the DOT stamp.
** "Energy, Water & Waste: Auditing & Troubleshooting" with Mark Ausbeck will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 11 and 13. Learn how to identify energy, water and waste inefficiencies, and recommend strategic solutions. Cost is $25.
** "Fruit Tree Planting, Care and Pruning" with Cynthia Nazario-Leary will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. Learn planting techniques, proper care, pruning and maintenance for fruit trees in Hawaii. Cost is $29.
* Gardening classes. Anne Gachuhi of the Home Gardening Support Network will be conducting the following gardening classes.
** "Sustainable Landscape Maintenance:" will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays through April 9. This hands on training course provides landscape professionals and homeowners with expert gardening and horticultural skills. Cost is $179. To register, call 984-3231.
** "Organic Gardening Techniques" will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lumeria Maui, Makawao. This session covers tips on growing a successful organic garden. Learn the sustainable gardening techniques used to control insects and diseases. Cost is $15. To register, contact Anne Gachuhi at 446-2361 or email@example.com.
* Patch class. "Basic Series (8) Providing Quality Care" will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Class will cover an overview of Hawaii's Quality Care program and key elements of providing quality care. For more information, call 249-0101.
* Gardening workshop. Composting and vermicomposting workshop will be held 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the MOA Center, 164 Kamehameha Ave. in Kahului. The workshop will introduce people to what composting is, how it happens, different methods of composting and what materials can be composted. Cost is $10. To register, call Wilma Nakamura at 573-3911.
* Keala O Kalani will be offering a free Ho'oponopono Basic I class from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Wai-luku. Those who attend the class may also attend a Level II class from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 9. For more information or to make a reservation, call Anne Oishi at 870-6182.
* Health - Reiki Treatments with Certified Reiki Master Jason Coughlin will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Gym Maui, 300 Ohukai Road, Kihei. Reiki balances our body's energy centers to promote well being of Body, Mind and Spirit. Sign up at the Gym for a free treatment. Walk-ins welcome, time permitting. For information, call 891-8108.
* Kaiser Permanente - Maui Lani Clinic in Wailuku is offering "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right" from 10 to 11 a.m. March 10 in the Maui Lani Medical Offices Conference Room, 55 Maui Lani Parkway. Why do we like to eat foods that might not be so healthy for us? What can we do to make healthy foods tastier? Can we retrain our palates? Attend this session and learn the answers to these questions and more. Free. To register, call 270-7308 (Kaunoa Senior Center).