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Build-a-Thon focusing on affordable homes in Lahaina

Habitat for Humanity Maui will be holding its 12th annual Build-a-Thon fundraiser from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Feb. 22 in the Kahoma Residential Subdivision in Lahaina. Participants will be working to complete the last five homes as part of Habitat Maui’s 10 single-family affordable ...

Local businesses to coach students

Maui Business Brainstormers will sponsor a business workshop for Kamehameha Schools Maui Business & Leadership Academy students from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the campus library. The event is free for academy members and is part of National Entrepreneurship Week. Program facilitator Lori ...

Endangered birds topic of conversation

The Friends of Haleakala National Park members will host Hanna Mounce, coordinator for the Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project, for a discussion about the efforts to try and save the most endangered bird on Haleakala — the rare kiwikiu or Maui Parrotbill — at 6 p.m. Tuesday during their ...

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Author will speak at Kihei Public Library Earth advocate and writer Priscilla Stuckey will discuss her books at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Kihei Public Library. The one-hour discussion is suitable for teens and adults. ***** Seabirds subject of free presentation The Native Hawaiian Plant Society ...

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows: The Pa‘ia Youth Council Inc. doing business as the Pa‘ia Youth & Cultural Center, received the following funds from the Hawai‘i Community Foundation FLEX grants program: ...

‘Speaking the Unspeakable’ talk examines suicide rates

Mental Health America of Hawaii’s February Brown Bag Lunch will feature “Speaking the Unspeakable” from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the J. Walter Cameron Center in Wailuku, Conference Room 1. The free event will host guest speaker and therapist Mitch Berman, who will discuss the rates ...

Buddhism topic of presentation

The Rev. Kerry Kiyohara of the Makawao Buddhist Temple of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii will present a talk titled “Buddhism for Everyday Life” from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center. Focused on the practical application of Buddhist insights, ideas and ...

Students build picnic tables for the A&B sugar museum

The woodshop students at King Kekaulike High School, under the direction of teacher Andrew Wolski, have built five picnic tables for the Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum’s education program. The sugar museum was looking to replace the aging picnic tables currently on museum grounds and ...

Donors sought for blood drive

The Blood Bank of Hawaii is seeking donors for its blood drive this month. To make a reservation for one of the times listed below, call (808) 848-4770 or visit bbh.org. The drives are subject to change: • 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 17 — J. Walter Cameron Center, Wailuku. • 8 a.m. to ...

‘Beloved tenor’ will sing in honor of retiring reverend

The Rev. Kealahou C. Alika, pastor of Keawala‘i Congregational Church since Feb. 16, 1991, will retire on Feb. 16. In honor of Rev. Alika’s retirement, tenor Daniel Rodrigues will perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at the church in Makena. Rodriguez, a retired N.Y.C. police officer, helped bring ...

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Middle school bands present free concert Parents, family and friends are invited to the 11th annual Maui District Middle Schools Mass Band Concert at Maui High School gymnatorium on Feb. 15. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. and features more than 350 intermediate school band students from Iao, ...

Honor Rolls

MAUI WAENA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL Second Quarter Principal’s List 4.0 Grade-Point Average Grade 8 — Bernadette Acaso, Zhymire Blare Acoba, Jazmine Alviedo, Ruden Mark Antonio, Marilou Asuncion, Arianna Jade Aurelio, Raeven Aubrie Bala, Shairene Mei Bayle, Kiara Bell, Edrei Bugtong, Ivan ...

Whale researchers present factors to fewer sightings

Three humpback whale researchers will be presenting information on a collaborative study on factors contributing to the decline in observed sighting rates of humpback whales in Hawaii and Alaska from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Maui Ocean Center. This event is free and open to the public as ...

Omidyar Fellows accepting applicants

Changemakers and leaders statewide are invited to apply for the eighth cohort of Omidyar Fellows, a program that seeks to equip mid-career leaders with the skills and cross-sector relationships necessary to collectively effect societal change. Applications are being accepted at ...

LAC volunteer of the year

Annie Albrecht was named 2019 LahainaTown Action Committee Volunteer of the Year at LAC’s annual meeting Jan. 20 at the Pioneer Inn Courtyard in Lahaina. She is shown with Sne Patel, president of LAC. Pioneer Inn was named 2019 Business of the Year. The evening marked the organization’s 31 ...

Lego donation feeds need at Hana library

Some Rotary clubs give their speakers a coffee mug. Other clubs purchase a book in the speaker’s name to donate to a local public or school library. Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset members shared with Hana Head Librarian Irene Pavao that $300 would be allocated for new books. “We really ...

Michael Backes returns for lunch presentation on cannabis

Medical cannabis author and researcher Michael Backes returns for his first Lunch & Learn presentation of 2020, “Dosing & Methods of Administration,” from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 8 at Leis Family Class Act Restaurant on the second floor of the Pa‘ina Building at UH-Maui College, 310 ...

Annual bazaar set at Christ the King

Christ the King’s annual bazaar will feature food, games, silent auction, produce, rummage, craft fair, plant sale and entertainment from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 8 at the church campus in Kahului, with access and parking from Puunene Avenue. The fundraiser benefits the church’s facility and ...

Beating gender inequality subject of free movie

“The Rise of the Wahine: Champions of Title IX,” a film documenting women’s history, will be shown at 5 p.m. and approximately 7:15 p.m. on Feb. 5 at Kalama 103 at University of Hawaii Maui College. Between showings, former professors of women’s studies Carol Hogard and Gail ...

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Okinawan dance topic of presentation “The Dance/Drama of the Ryukyuan Royal Court: Shuri-style Kumiwudui” will be the topic of a free presentation with Wendy Tamashiro of Maui Okinawan Kenjin Kai and Cheryl Yoshi Nakasone Sensei from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Akaku Maui Community Media, ...