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• Akaku Maui Community Media is offering classes to be held at 333 Dairy Rd., Ste. 205, Kahului. For information,visit akaku.org/classes/ or call 871-5554.

** “Introduction to Public Access TV” with Danny Collins will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday. This free orientation to Akaku’s facilities, services, policies and procedures provides the foundation for all video production classes.

** “Free TV Studio Production” with Danny Collins will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Students will be introduced to program outline, tour the studio, and learn a little bit about the various positions and tasks involved in recording a program for broadcast.

** “iMovie Video Editing” will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 21. This class will cover basic editing techniques, tools, tips and shortcuts. You’ll learn to create your own graphics, titles and credits, animate still photos, and add music, voiceovers or special effects. Tuition is $100 for adults, $80 for APA Members, and $50 for youths 12-18.

• Hui No’eau is offering children’s and adult classes and workshops. For information visit huinoeau.com.

** “Drop-In Jewelry Basics: Bangles & Rings” with Julie Matheis will be from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday. No previous experience is required and you’ll walk away with a Maui-made keepsake — and new metalsmithing skills! We provide all the tools and metal you’ll need. For the bangles class, you are welcome to bring your own shells or charms to personalize your jewelry even more.

• Stop Strokes presentation with Dr. Steve Blake, ScD will be from 7 p.m. Tuesday at Unity on Maui, 483 S. High St., Wailuku. Tips on: Reducing stroke risk by 99 percent. Which foods reduce stroke risk? Which foods increase stroke risk? Spices and herbs to reduce strokes. Learn which vitamins and minerals help. Donation of $10 suggested. Visit www.DrSteveBlake.com.

• Business workshops: The following County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development workshops will be held at Maui County Business Resource Center, Maui Mall, Suite B-9. To reserve a seat, call 270-5770. Workshops are free unless otherwise noted.

** “Make a Difference — A Gift that Lasts” with Lis Arcienega will be from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday. This presentation discusses strategies and ways to use life insurance as a building block to help you and your loved ones meet future needs, protect what you love the most, and along with other instruments, help pave the way to a solid financial future. Good for families and small businesses owners.

** Hawaii Small Business Development Center Presents: “Starting a Business in Hawaii” will be from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday. Cost is $10. Register at: http://go.hawaii.edu/reG. Questions? Call 875-5990.

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