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Charting a course

Quartermaster Seaman David Schenk of Kihei charts a course for the dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43). The ship is a part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.

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Filipina pageant at community center

Binhi At Ani will present the second annual Miss Teen Maui Filipina Pageant at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Binhi At Ani Filipino Community Center in Kahului.

The theme of the pageant is “Knowledge Is Power.”

Five contestants will be vying for the title of Miss Teen Maui Filipina 2015. The contestants are Sheryl Fitzsimmons, Christine Carino, Kawena Kan Hai, Cortney Inamasu and Kristine Villon.

The contestants will compete in five phases of competition: a pre-pageant interview, activewear, talent, speech and onstage interview.

Tickets can be purchased from the contestants and committee. Tickets are $20 in advance for general admission and $25 at the door.

The center is located at 780 Onehee Ave. in Kahului.

For more information, call Pageant Director Michelle Santos at 264-0871 or send email to binhiatanievents@ gmail.com.

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Film, food festival to benefit program

The Huliau Food & Film Festival will take place from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Aug. 7 at Seabury Hall.

This farm-to-table celebration of local agriculture will feature local chefs and student-produced films. All proceeds will benefit Huliau Environmental Education programs for youth. Tickets are $85.

The event will include a cash bar of locally produced beer and wine, music, a silent auction and a food-themed student film contest.

Students in grades 7-12 from Maui Huliau’s filmmaking program will work with local chefs to visually tell the stories behind their at least 50 percent locally sourced dishes.

Top chefs participating include Isaac Bancaco of Andaz Maui at Wailea, John Cadman of Pono Pies, Lyndon Honda of Laulima Events and Catering, Eric Morrissette of Fleetwoods on Front Street, and private chefs Sabra Ricci and Susan Teton. Chelsea Whisenant of Leodas will serve fresh, locally inspired pupu and desserts.

Music will be preformed by Bentley Kalaway, Keith Ranney and Steve Grimes.

The event is open to people age 21 and older. For tickets, visit mauihuliaufoundation.org.

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Additional seminar added after sellout

The Maui Economic Development Board has announced that its workshop “Minding Your Own Business: Entrepreneurial Psychology Basics and You” on Tuesday is sold out – but will offer an identical seminar on Aug. 5.

Entrepreneurial psychologist Jennifer Johnston-Jones will help attendees explore their own personal approach to business creation through the double lens of neuroscience and psychology during the 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. workshop at the MEDB Malcolm Center at 1305 N. Holopono Street, Suite 5, in Kihei.

Admission is $20 per person. The cost includes light continental breakfast and lunch. Advanced reservations are required as space is limited.

To register or for more information, visit www.medb.org/ programs/economic-development/high-tech-maui/ or contact Frank De Rego Jr. at frank@medb.org or 270-6807.

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Discount card will benefit athletics

Thanks to the support of nearly 50 businesses on island, St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School has created a new Gold Card program to boost athletic funding on campus.

The Gold Card, available for sale at $10 each, features discounts at a variety of places including local restaurants, specialty stores, supermarkets and bakeries. In addition, Gold Card owners can expect special rates for services such as haircuts, painting, photography, driver’s education and more.

Proceeds of the Gold Card sales go toward addressing the needs of the St. Anthony Athletic Department. These include uniforms, sports equipment and teams’ travel expenses. To purchase a Gold Card, call Ruth Ann DePonte in the St. Anthony business office at 244-4190, ext. 228, or email rdeponte@sasmaui.org.

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New chapter of DAR joins annual parade

Maui County’s newly organized Haleakala Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, participated in the Makawao Parade on July 4 to celebrate the birth of America and the veterans who fought for U.S. independence.

On foot with a banner and riding in a historic 1945 WWII command car, Haleakala Daughters flew the 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemorative flag, and handed out patriotic stickers and small American flags to honor America’s warriors.

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Rummage sale at Hale Mahaolu Ekolu

The Ekolu Senior Club will present a rummage sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 8 at Hale Mahaolu Ekolu, 717 Makaala Drive in Wailuku.

Food items for purchase will include hot dogs and chili with rice.

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Keiki can learn how to draw dragons

“How to draw Dragons,” a free Saturday art class program series, will be offered from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and Aug. 8, 15 and 29 in the Makawao Public Library children’s section.

Children ages 5 through 11, accompanied by a parent or caregiver, are invited to register.

Art teacher Pamela Hayes will conduct the programs and demonstrate how to create artwork about dragons. All supplies will be provided.

Maui Friends of the Library is sponsoring this special program series. Reservations are required.

For more information or to register, call the library at 573-8785.

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Presentations part of free wellness fair

The 18th annual First Hawaiian Bank Maui PrimeTime Wellness Fair will take place from 8:15 to noon on Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1300 Maui Lani Parkway in Kahului. Admission is free and open to the public.

There will be 45 exhibitor booths providing information about how to live a healthy lifestyle. New vendors will offer information on captioned telephone service for the hard of hearing, ADA compliant vehicles and adaptive driving equipment.

There will also be free glucose, cholesterol and blood-pressure screenings. For the most accurate readings of glucose and cholesterol, eight to 12 hours of fasting is recommended prior to receiving a screening.

Paula Keele from the Maui County Office of Aging will demonstrate its Enhanced Fitness exercise, a low-cost, highly adaptable program designed especially for older adults of all ability levels. The one-hour classes include stretching, strengthening exercises and low-impact aerobics to increase a person’s flexibility and balance.

The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs will present tips for seniors on fraud prevention. Access Information Management is also offering free confidential document shredding for up to two bankers boxes per person.

There will be door prizes and entertainment, including the senior ukulele group Pennies from Heaven and Kaunoa Southside Kupuna Hula Group.

The fair is co-sponsored by Maui County Office on Aging, ADRC Hawaii and Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii. For more information, call 873-2212.

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Special Fair Day to accept applications

Applications to attend the 26th annual Special Fair Day on Sept. 25 will be available through Hale Mahaolu at 200 Hina Ave. in Kahului from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, starting Aug. 6.

The Special Fair is reserved primarily for those who are mobility impaired, and those with disabilities who find it difficult to maneuver during the Maui Fair’s regular operating hours. Transportation, selected rides and games, entertainment and lunch are offered free of charge to the physically and mentally challenged members of the community who register to attend Special Fair Day.

All special guests, their attendants and event volunteers must apply before the deadline. A badge pass is required to enter the gate on Special Fair Day. Space is limited. All applications must be received by Hale Mahaolu before 3:30 p.m. Aug. 19.

For information, call 872-4130 or email “mailto:mauispecialfair@gmail.com”>mauispecialfair@gmail.com.

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Vendors sought for craft fair on Aug. 22

Roselani Place is accepting applications from local craft vendors for its craft fair on Aug. 22. The fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 88 S. Papa Ave. in Kahului.

For more information and details about the event, call Diane Alba-Means at 871-7720 or email diane@roselaniplace.com.

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BHS Class of ’75 plans 40th reunion

The Baldwin High School Class of 1975 reunion committee is planning its 40th class reunion on Oct. 9 and 10.

There will be a meet and greet from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 9 at Dani’s Restaurant.

A couple of optional day events are scheduled on Oct. 10, with a dinner and a planned program from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Cafe O’Lei at Maui Lani.

Classmates of the BHS Class of 1975 are asked to visit www.alumniclass.com/bald

winhs site to get more information, or email BHSHi1975@gmail.com with questions.

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Community health focus of programs

Prospective students interested in community health can take advantage of two new short-term certificate programs launching this fall at the University of Hawaii Maui College. The certificates can be earned in one or two semesters, with class schedules designed for participants already balancing work and family obligations.

The new Community Health Worker/Health Navigator 1 Certificate of Competence requires 15 credits and will allow participants to finish in less than a year. New distance learning options will be also be available for Molokai, Lanai, Hana and Lahaina.

Both projects are supported by a new U.S. Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant awarded on Oct. 1, 2014, and are designed to meet Maui County’s need for a skilled health and social services workforce. Fall classes at UH-Maui College begin on Aug. 24.

To learn more about these new offerings, visit maui.hawaii.edu/communityhealth, maui.hawaii.edu/sha, or contact Selene LeGare, health program specialist, at 984-3274.

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MCWA announces sunset cruise

The Maui Contractors Women’s Auxiliary will host an “Island Rhythms Sunset Cocktail Cruise” fundraiser for its organization from 3:45 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday. Pacific Whale Foundation’s Ocean Voyager will depart Maalaea Harbor. Marty Dread will be the emcee for the open-air dance floor. Tickets are $65 and include three adult drinks, unlimited soft drinks and heavy pupus. To join in this event, email Sherry Richardson at surfnsher@gmail.com.

Maui Contractors Women’s Auxiliary, founded in 1984, supports organizations devoted to helping Maui’s children and needy in their time of distress and crisis, as well as individuals and others as the group becomes aware of the need.

Lei making and games in Kipahulu

Pi’ilani Lua will demonstrate ti leaf lei making and traditional Hawaiian games from 1 to 3 p.m. today in the Kipahulu District of Haleakala National Park.

The activity is part of Hana No’eau, the park’s cultural demonstration series that features local residents. Hana No’eau refers “to demonstrating and honoring the traditions of the Hawaiian people.”

The series, which began June 1, has featured other local cultural practitioners including Bolly Helekahi (coconut leaf weaving), Judy Kinzer (hula) and Patti Gomez (feather flowers). The series is funded by the Hawai’i Pacific Parks Association, a nonprofit partner of the park.

The weekly demonstrations are offered in Kipahulu on Sundays or Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m.; and at the summit on Fridays or Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. For an updated list of planned events, visit www.nps.gov/hale/planyourvisit/things2do.htm.

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Artifact cleaning at senior center

The Lahaina Restoration Foundation will present a free, hands-on artifact cleaning workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday at the West Maui Senior Center, 788 Pauoa St. in Lahaina.

The workshop, for people age 55 and older, is aimed at preserving a part of Lahaina’s past for future generations. Attendees will learn how to properly clean and store various treasures and artifacts like heirloom dolls, Hawaiian quilts, antique books and more, using gentle, noninvasive cleaning methods. Questions about how to save heirlooms are welcome. To register for the workshop, call the West Maui Senior Center at 270-4310.

In related news, Lahaina Restoration Foundation now offers guided tours of the Baldwin Home Museum at the corner of Dickenson and Front streets daily on the hour and half-hour between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. These tours last 30 minutes. Walk-in registration is welcome any day at the museum. Attendees may purchase a Passport to the Past for $10 and get admission to three Maui museums, or buy a single ticket at $7 per adult or $5 for kamaaina, military and senior (ticket includes admission to the Wo Hing Museum). Children 12 years and under go free when accompanied by a paying adult.

Hale Pa’i, the House of Printing museum, is now open to the public by appointment only.

For more information or reservations, call the Lahaina Restoration Foundation office at 661-3262, email info@lahainarestoration.org or see lahainarestoration.org/historic-sites.

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Lions, foundation cooperate on project

The Lions Club of Kahului and The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation collaborated on a “Weinberg Friends Program” project on Saturday.

In addition to the Lions Club members cleaning the grounds at Kahului Elementary School, the Weinberg Friends Program included a grant of $10,000, which the Lions have designated to Hospice Maui (hospicemaui.org). Hospice Maui will be using the funds to assist its patients and families with supplemental caregiving support, according to an announcement.

For more information about the Lions Club of Kahului, call Leo Polo at 264-1378.

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Edible landscape, lunch at seminar

The Sustainable Living Institute of Maui will present “Farm to Table: Harvesting The Edible Landscape” on Saturday and Sunday at a private edible landscape in Kula and at Pono Grown Farm in Makawao.

On Saturday morning, edible landscape design expert Evan Ryan will demonstrate the art of creating an edible backyard while harvesting produce. On Sunday, participants will gather in the kitchen with holistic nutritionist Danielle Ryan to prepare a nutritious lunch from the farm harvest.

Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on both days. The cost is $199 per person.

For more information, call Melanie Stephens at 984-3502. To RSVP, call 984-3231.

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Protection from con artists topic of talk

“How to Protect Yourself and Your Money from Predatory Tactics,” a free program for adults, will be offered at Wailuku Public Library at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Theresa Kong Kee, investor education specialist for the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Office of the Securities Commissioner, will conduct an informational presentation with examples of predatory tactics and questions people can ask to protect themselves and a discussion of how the DCCA Office of the Securities Commissioner can help.

This one-hour program will include a question-and-answer session. Contact the library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.

This program is made possible by a grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation through Smart investing@your library, a partnership with the American Library Association.

Wailuku Public Library is at 251 South High St. For more information, call the library at 243-5766.

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Seminar on farmer training program

GoFarm Hawaii, Hawaii’s beginning farmer training program, is coming to Maui. It is being presented in collaboration with the University of Hawaii Maui College.

A free AgCurious seminar from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday will feature speakers and information about the program.

The seminar will take place in Room 104 of the Ulu building at UH-MC. To RSVP, visit maui@gofarmhawaii.org or call (808) 984-3243.

The Ulu building is next to the greenhouse and behind the new science building (Ike Lea). The entrance is across from Keopuolani Park by the recycling area.

Tuition for GoFarm Hawaii’s AgSchool is about $520.

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Na Keiki O Emalia to be discussed

Brooke Brown, a trained psychologist and director of Na Keiki O Emalia, a nonprofit entity that counsels children coping with the loss of a parent, will be guest speaker at the noon meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Maui on Thursday at Tante’s Restaurant in Kahului.

The meeting is open to the public and visitors are welcome. Lunch is from the menu.

For more information, call Shawna McLaughlin at 419-6064.

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Water conservation theme of talk

The Italian American Social Club in Kihei will sponsor a water conservation talk at 6 p.m. Tuesday at St. Theresa’s Church Hall in Kihei.

The evening will begin with a potluck supper. Robert DeRobles from the county Department of Water Supply will speak about how Maui residents can help conserve water and how residents can save money on their water bills.

He also will speak about the water situation on Maui.

The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Don Tedesco at dstedesco@gmail.com.

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July 29 orientation for new students

The first day of school for 9th-grade students and students new to Maui High School will be on July 29.

All students will meet in the gymnasium at 8 a.m. for an orientation. For more information, call the school at 727-4000.

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Exhibit space available at fair

The Commercial and Products & Services tents at this year’s 93rd Maui Fair will again be consolidated under one tent due to space limitations with the new fair layout.

Interested companies or individuals are invited to become an exhibitor in what is now called the Maui Fair Products & Services Exhibit. The exhibit tent will return to its original location on the War Memorial Gym parking lot.

Exhibit booth space is reserved, limited and assigned by the P&S Committee. Maui Fair Products & Services Exhibit applications and general terms and conditions may be downloaded at www.mauifair.com.

For more information, call the fair administrative office at 242-2721 (the office will be open beginning Aug. 3 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday to Friday) or email vendor@mauifair.com or sherri@mauifair.com.

The fair will open with the traditional parade on Sept. 24 and will continue with rides, food, entertainment and more through the evening of Sept. 27. Parade participant applications are available at maui fair.com.

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Nonprofit part of business anniversary

Fustini’s Oils & Vinegars is hosting a party to celebrate the one-year anniversary of its Maui store and tasting room from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday in the Shops at Wailea. The public is invited to attend the free event, which will feature music by Mele Ukulele, appetizers dressed with Fustini’s oils and vinegars, and door prizes.

Ten percent of all event-day proceeds will go to Malama Family Recovery Center. The local nonprofit is Maui’s only women-specific substance abuse/addiction treatment center and the only place on the island where children can live with their mothers during the recovery process.

“We are excited to share this special occasion with the Maui community,” said Fustini’s store manager, Jill Sullivan. “Guests will enjoy some of our most popular olive oil and balsamic vinegar pairings, such as our 18-year balsamic and Tuscan olive oil. They will also learn how to use them at home for flavorful and nutritional salad dressings, marinades and sauces. With nearly 800 possible combinations, there truly is something for everyone.”

“We are honored and tremendously grateful to Fustini’s for including us in this celebration,” said Malama’s clinical director, Dr. Lisa Ponichtera. “Funds raised will help us provide lifesaving services to women and their children so families can live safe, independent and healthy lives.”

Fustini’s will validate parking for all attendees.

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Didgeridoo workshops at Kahului library

Kahului Public Library will offer free didgeridoo workshops at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday. Wes (Forest) Hada, Maui’s foremost didgeridoo performer and teacher, will provide information about the history of this unique Aboriginal Australian instrument, demonstrate how to play it, and invite participants to learn how to play the didgeridoo in these two, two-hour workshops.

Hada has nearly 20 years of experience teaching and performing throughout Maui with bands including “Lost at Last” and “Jivatma.” He is also a didgeridoo craftsman who makes the instruments from Maui bamboo and agave flower stems. These workshops are suitable for ages 12 and older.

Contact the library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed for these events.

Kahului Public Library is at 90 School St. For more information, call the library at 873-3097.

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Kindergarten Camp at Wailuku Elementary

Wailuku Elementary School is inviting all its incoming kindergarteners and their parents/guardians to Kindergarten Camp from 8:30 to 10:45 a.m. on Saturday.

The purpose of the camp is to promote school readiness and gives the students and their families a chance to meet other students in their class. Activities will include a bouncing castle, Germ City, a garden craft, a computer lab tour and a school tour to find their new classroom. Cookies and juice will be available at the end of the event.

From noon to 1 p.m. on the same day, the school invites all new incoming 1st- through 5th-graders for a New Student Orientation. This event is meant to give new students and their families a chance to get familiar with the campus, find out information about the school and have any questions answered before the first day of school.

The first day of school for all students in grades 1 through 5 is July 30.

Kindergarteners have staggered start days and will be notified by mail.

For more information, call the school office at 727-5500.

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Support group will meet in Kihei

Heaven Sent support group for bereaved parents will meet at 7 p.m. Friday at 89 Kahele Place in Kihei.

For directions and information, call Venus Glavor at 281-9018.

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Vendors sought for craft and food fair

Vendors who wish to participate in Wailuku Hongwanji Mission’s annual Autumn Craft & Food Fair are invited to sign up now by calling Stella Kuwae at 244-9036 or the Hongwanji office at 244-0401.

The event will take place from 7:30 a.m. to noon on Oct. 17. It is coordinated by the Wailuku Hongwanji Buddhist Women’s Association.

Christmas gift items such as woodwork, jewelry, ornaments, T-shirts and children’s clothing are the types of items sought. Food will also be featured at the event. There will be bento lunches, nishime, baked goods and fresh vegetables.

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Rummage sale at St. Ann Church

St. Ann Church in Waihee will present its annual rummage sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The sale will include “St. Ann’s Onolicious Sweet Bread,” barbecue steak plates, baked goods, a farmers market, vegetable lumpia, pancit, clothing, toys, household goods, books and shoes.

For more information, call 244-3284.

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Rotary Club plans pau hana event

The Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise will host a Pau Hana Sunset Beach get-together on the lawn at Keawakapu Beach, adjacent to The Five Palms Restaurant, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday in lieu of the regular Wednesday morning breakfast meeting.

All interested business professionals and their families are invited to attend. Those attending are asked to bring a pupu to share and their own beach chair and beverages.

For more information, contact Secretary Joanne Laird at mamalrd@jps.net or visit www.kiheirotary.org.

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Forest restoration trip on Saturday

Auwahi Forest Restoration Project volunteers will meet at Ulupalakua Ranch Store on Saturday for an 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. work excursion. Due to rough, steep terrain, hiking boots that cover the ankle are required.

Volunteers should pack layered clothing, rain gear, two liters of water, lunch, sunscreen and a hat. There is a limited number of four-wheel drive vehicles and limited room for volunteers. To RSVP, call (808) 264-5830.

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Art exhibit to focus on native species

Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center, in collaboration with East Maui Watershed Partnership, will present Malama Wao Akua – a fine art exhibition – from Sept. 5 to Oct. 30 at the Hui’s Makawao gallery.

The purpose of the exhibit is to celebrate and raise awareness about native species. Maui artists working in any medium are invited to create work depicting only species native to Maui Nui, a landscape showcasing only native Maui Nui species, or people working to protect Maui’s native species and native habitats.

Malama Wao Akua is a juried exhibition with entry categories open to adults as well as elementary, middle and high school students residing on Maui. Artists are welcome to submit up to three entries.

Jurors for Malama Wao Akua are Denby Freeland-Cole and Keahi Bustamente. Entries must be submitted in person (no photos) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Aug. 24 to be eligible for exhibition. Artists may submit entries at $10 per piece for Hui members and $20 per piece for nonmembers.

Prospectus and entry forms are available online at huinoeau.com/exhibitions.

For more information, visit huinoeau.com and malamawaoakua.org. This will be the exhibition’s first year at Hui No’eau after a 10-year history at Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao.

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UH distance programs topic of talk

Bachelor’s and master’s degree opportunities available on Maui will be discussed at a presentation hosted by the University of Hawaii Center at the University of Hawaii Maui College campus at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Laulima Building, Room 108.

The session will cover requirements for a variety of degree programs as well as the application process. The focus is on preparing students of all levels, from recent high school graduates to adults returning to school. The session will include an opportunity to ask questions about UH distance programs in an informal face-to-face environment.

For more information, contact the University of Hawaii Center Maui at 984-3525 or uctrmaui@hawaii.edu.

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UH-MC presents first legacy scholarships

The University of Hawaii Maui College has announced the first awardees of the Chancellor’s Legacy Scholarship, Jerome Texeria and Malia Ah Nee.

Both students received $5,000 scholarships funded through an endowment that honors the legacy of Clyde Sakamoto, who retired as chancellor after serving the UH system for 41 years.

Texeria was born and raised in Maui and graduated from Maui High School in 1997. He is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in applied business and information technology and is expecting to graduate in 2017.

“I’m so appreciative – this scholarship will really help me reach my academic goals,” said Texeria, who worked with Sakamoto as a student assistant. “I feel honored to be one of the first to receive this award.”

Ah Nee is also pursuing a degree in applied business and information technology.

For more information, contact the UH Foundation at UH-Maui College at 984-3471 or cordy.maclaughlin@uhfoundation.org.

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Hawaii Meth Project appoints students

The Hawaii Meth Project has announced the appointment of four high school students from Maui County to its 2015-16 Teen Advisory Council.

Sara Salemi, a King Kekaulike High School student, will return to the Teen Advisory Council for a second year. Maui County students selected for first terms are Gabrielle Constantino and Justin Shiffler of Kamehameha Schools Maui and Nicholas Niimi of Lanai High & Elementary School.

The students will work with others from across the state to lead methamphetamine awareness and prevention efforts, expand peer outreach and build organizational and leadership skills. This year, a total of 20 students from five islands have been selected through a competitive application and interview process to serve as ambassadors of the “Not Even Once” message.

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Business Talk Story set for Friday

The Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce will host its July Business Talk Story at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu.

MNHCoC members will be the featured speakers during the “Open Mic” program. Caterer Hoaplili Ane will present a pupu buffet featuring pork sliders.

“Our Open Mic night is back by popular demand,” said MNHCoC President Doreen Pua Canto. “We hear directly from our members about their latest business news and their community service work. Plus, there usually are a few comedians in the crowd. It’s really a lot of fun.”

Guests will also hear about plans for the ninth annual Holomua Business Fest on Oct. 30.

Prepaid admission is $15 for members or $20 for nonmembers. Advance payment may be made through PayPal at www.mnhcoc.org.

Those who wish to pay at the door will be charged $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. To reserve a space, visit www.mnhcoc.org or call 633-3079 by today.

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Meeting for parents of BHS freshmen

Baldwin High School will be holding a freshman parent meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. July 23 in the Baldwin Auditorium.

Policies and procedures, dress code, behavioral expectations and co-curricular activities will be discussed.

For more information, call 727-3200.

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‘The Experience of Heaven’ title of talk

The Rev. Cindy Paulos will host a free talk and meditation at 6 p.m. Friday at Unity Church at 483 South High St. in Wailuku.

The talk, “The Experience of Heaven,” will include excerpts from her new book, “Angel Blessings, Messages from Heaven,” and her CD, “Angel Blessings, Benefiting Hospice.”

Paulos’ goal for the book and CD is to offer a preparatory guide to lead people to the higher realms of heaven, according to a news release.

People interested in contacting Paulos to have her CD donated to a hospice or assisted-care facility may call her at 244-9145.

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Sue Loudon will attend BTG reunion

Sue Loudon, the originator and leader of Baldwin Theatre Guild for more than 42 years, will be on Maui to help celebrate BTG’s 50th anniversary reunion and her birthday, according to an announcement.

The celebration will take place July 30 to Aug. 2 and is open to the public.

Loudon started a drama club in 1964 when she first started working at Baldwin High School. She now lives in Arizona, according to the announcement.

There are five reunion events planned over four days: a meet and greet at the drama room, anniversary birthday party, picnic on the beach, “Big Show” at the auditorium and a golf course brunch.

For more information and tickets, visit baldwintheatre

guild.com. Tickets are available for individual events. There is also a $75 package deal good for all events. Reunion T-shirts are available on the “Buy Tickets” page.

This reunion is a fundraiser. After all expenses are paid, any and all money left over will go into the BTG Scholarship Fund.

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Smart driver class offered in Pukalani

AARP’s Smart Driver Class will be offered from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday in the Pukalani swimming pool multipurpose room.

This class is designed for drivers 50 years and older, but all adults are welcome to attend. The emphasis is to become more aware of common age-related physical changes, how they affect one’s driving ability and how to compensate.

The $20 fee (cash or check) will be collected at the beginning of the class. AARP members receive a $5 discount with proof of membership. Some insurance carriers offer discounts to those who complete the class.

Pre-registration is requested. To register, call Kaunoa Senior Center at 270-7308.

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Rummage sale to benefit keiki

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church – Women in Ministry will have a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Lukfin Parish Hall behind the church at 2140 Main St. in Wailuku.

Sale items will include clothing, books, CDs, household goods, shoes and more. Proceeds will go toward the purchase of back-to-school supplies for Maui keiki in need.

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Rotary Club has new meeting site

Beginning Aug. 5, the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise will hold it’s three-times-a-month breakfast meeting from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Chez Meme Bistro and Bakery, 115 Kio Loop in Kihei.

The restaurant is one block south of Lipoa on Hale Kuai Street (across from Goodyear Tire Center and Indolotus Imports). The entrance to the parking lot is off Kio Loop or there is street parking on Hale Kuai Street.

The meeting fee at will be $5 per person, which includes coffee or tea. This amount is payable to the server. Breakfast can be ordered from the menu and payable to the server.

The schedule of meetings is listed in the calendar section at www.kiheirotary.org.

For more information, contact Secretary Joanne Laird at mamalrd@jps.net.

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Exchange student program seeks hosts

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs, in cooperation with community high schools, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries including Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy and Japan.

The exchange students have full health, accident and liability insurance and money for personal expenses. ASSE students are selected based on academics and personality, and host families can choose their student from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests.

To become an ASSE host family or to find out how to become involved with ASSE, call 1-800-733-2773 or go to www.host.asse.com.

Local Briefs

Community center on meeting agenda

The Waikapu Community Association will hold a special general membership meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the Waikapu Community Center to discuss the Waikapu Community Center expansion and Waikapu Basketball Court reconstruction projects.

A presentation by the Department of Parks and Recreation will seek feedback on these projects.

Design consultant Riecke, Sunnland Kono Architects will present conceptual plans for the expansion and renovation of the center and reconstruction of the court and adjacent restroom.

Community members are encouraged to participate in the planning for these projects. For more information, visit waikapumaui.org or email “mailto:WaikapuCA@hawaii.rr.com”>WaikapuCA@hawaii.rr.com.

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Honorable mention for Maui pianist

Maui resident Peggy King received honorable mention in the Adult Amateur Division of the recent Aloha International Piano Competition at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu.

The event drew young competitors from as far as China, Japan, Alaska, Minnesota and Massachusetts. Judges included celebrated concert pianists Jon Nakamatsu, Thomas Sauer, Haewon Song and Sara Davis Buechner.

The competition also featured the return of the Adult Amateur category, spotlighting pianists ages 25 and older.

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Dental health topic at AARP meeting

Joyce Yamada, University of Hawaii Maui College Dental Assisting Program coordinator and assistant professor, will be the guest speaker at the 10 a.m. meeting of the South Maui Chapter of AARP on Monday in the Activities Room of Kalama Heights, 101 Kanani Road in Kihei.

Seniors are at risk for a number of oral health challenges and Yamada will review common gum and teeth problems that may affect seniors as they age.

She will be providing dental informational packets to all who attend the meeting.

For further information, call South Maui AARP Coordinator Adele Rugg at 879-9964.

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‘Buy-a-Block’ event supports nonprofit

Habitat for Humanity Maui will present a “Buy-a-Block Build-a-Thon” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Maui Mall stage area.

Block purchases will go toward the construction of a block house symbolizing a home being built for a deserving family.

Habitat for Humanity partner families will be on stage to tell their stories. There will also be entertainment and prize giveaways.

This event coincides with the ninth annual Build-a-Thon that will take place statewide with all seven Habitat affiliates.

For more information about Habitat for Humanity Maui, or to volunteer, call 242-1140. Blocks may be pre-purchased by visiting www.habitat-maui.org

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Keiki Hula Festival begins on Saturday

The Lahaina Cannery Mall will host its 17th annual Keiki Hula Festival on Saturday and July 19.

Halau from across the islands will take the stage every other hour beginning at 11 a.m., with the last performance at 3:30 p.m. each day.

This free weekend celebration will also feature Hawaiian artisans and crafters demonstrating lei making, weaving, wood carving and other traditional skills.

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Maui Ki-Aikido offers workshop

Maui Ki-Aikido is offering a special public workshop on the practice of kiatsu, or “pressing with ki.”

The two-hour class will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at 194 S. Market St. in Wailuku.

The cost is $10. Students should come 15 minutes early to register and check in. The workshop is open to teens and adults.

The class will be taught by Joni Jackson, a sixth-degree black belt in aikido and a certified kiatsu therapist.

Founded in 1953, Maui Ki-Aikido is the oldest aikido dojo in the United States, with some of the highest-ranking instructors outside of Japan.

For more information, visit mauiaikido.com, email mauikiaikido@gmail.com or call 244-5165.

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Obon Festival on 2 nights in Kahului

The annual Kahului Hongwanji Mission Obon Festival will be held Friday and Saturday. The event begins with a service at 6:30 p.m. and special dance performances at 7:30 by Nakamura Minyo Kai and Matsudaira Ryu on Friday, and Maui Minyo Kai on Saturday night. Bon dancing will begin after the performances.

Food offerings will include chow fun, bentos (teri beef, teri chicken, pork croquettes, vegetarian tofu patties), boomerang, chili, chili dog, Spam musubi, and andagi. There will also be games and a new craft room featuring items like hapi coats, lighted fans, baked goods, pickled vegetables and peaches.

The church is at 291 South Puunene Ave. in Kahului. For more information, call 871-4732.

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LHS class schedule pickup at cafeteria

Lahainaluna High School will be having its class schedule pickup; payment of fees, including uniforms; and photo ID picture taking on Monday and Tuesday at the new cafeteria.

The times are as follows: freshmen, Class of 2019, Monday, 9 to 11 a.m.; sophomores, Class of 2018, Monday, 1 to 3 p.m.; juniors, Class of 2017, Tuesday, 9 to 11 a.m., and seniors, Class of 2016, Tuesday, 1 to 3 p.m.

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Preparation day set for Makawao school

Makawao Elementary School will present a “Back-to- School Preparation Day” from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday. Students (returning, transfers and incoming kindergarten) who have pre-registered may purchase T-shirts, planners, and apply for the A-Plus Program, the bus program, and deposit money into lunch accounts (cash only, exact amount).

Students unable to attend Wednesday may come to the office during the same hours, Monday through Friday, beginning Thursday.

For more information, call the office at 573-8770.

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Club extends Palaka Award deadline

The Rotary Club of Kahului announced that the nomination deadline for the 2015 Michael H. Lyons II Palaka Award has been extended to Friday.

Created in honor of the late Mike Lyons’ tireless community support, the Rotary Club of Kahului’s annual Palaka Award distinguishes outstanding long-term volunteer service to nonprofit organizations on Maui.

Recipients and finalists will be honored at a special event on Aug. 28 at the King Kamehameha Golf Club.

Nominations can be made online at www.kahuluirotary.com. Any questions regarding the nominations can be made to Kauwela Bisquera at kauwela.a.bisquera@heart.org.

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MHS class of ’85 planning reunion

The Maui High School class of 1985 will celebrate its 30th reunion Oct. 17 and 18 on Maui.

For more information, call Kerri Lynn Coelho at 341-6166, email 85mauihsreunion@gmail.com or visit facebook.com/mauihigh.reunion.

The deadline to register is Aug. 31.

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Award program seeks nominations

The Hawaii Community Foundation and the Cooke Foundation are accepting nominations for its biennial campus beautification award. Public schools will be able to enter their completed campus beautification projects, ranging from murals, to landscaping, gardens, mosaics, playgrounds and similar enterprises.

Three projects, one from elementary school, one from middle school and one from high school, will be selected to win $5,000 each.

All public schools in the state, including charter schools, are eligible to nominate completed beautification projects that demonstrate significant improvement of the property through Sept. 1. Details and submission information are posted at www.cookefdn.org.

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Free mental health course on Lanai

A free Mental Health First Aid Course will be offered from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 20 in the Old Dole Administration Building in Lanai City.

The course supports early detection and intervention in the cycle of mental illness, according to an announcement. Participants will learn about the signs and symptoms of specific mental illnesses.

The program will offer tools and answers questions like “What can I do?” and “Where can someone find help?” Participants will be introduced to local mental health resources, national organizations, support groups and online tools for mental health/addictions treatment and support.

Lunch will be provided during class time. Space is limited. To register, call Beverly Zigmond at 565-6633.

The course is sponsored by Mental Health America of Hawaii, Family Health Services Division of the Maui District Health Office and The Baldwin Foundation.

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Rummage sale in Keokea on Saturday

An inaugural rummage sale on Saturday headlines a series of Upcountry homestead events, including a teriyaki plate-lunch sale, and Sunday and weekday open markets.

The rummage event will unfold from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Kula Highway Mile Marker 17. Proceeds from the rummage sale will benefit the host nonprofit Keokea Homestead Farm Lots Association.

Also during the rummage fair, homesteaders will offer their “world famous” teriyaki plate lunch. Pre-sale $8 tickets are available by contacting association treasurer Karen Park at phone at 870-3220 or email keokeamarketplace@gmail.com. Plate-lunch pickup will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Keokea Marketplace.

Starting July 20, a weekday Keokea Homestead Open Market will open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Keokea Marketplace. This new weekday market will specialize in fresh, homemade juices and salads, along with produce, plants, arts and crafts.

For vendor applications and information on the series of Upcountry homestead events, contact 870-3220 or keokeamarketplace@gmail.com.

Local Briefs

‘Litter Bugs Me’ campaign to begin

Malama Maui Nui invites the public to take part in its next cleanup campaign, “Litter Bugs Me,” running from Saturday through July 25, to remove the discarded trash that clutters public spaces such as roadways, parks and shorelines.

The campaign’s main volunteer event will be a beach cleanup with Surfrider Foundation – Maui Chapter at Kanaha Beach Park from 9 a.m. to noon July 18.

More information on the “Litter Bugs Me” campaign can be found at malamamauinui.org or by calling 877-2524.

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Scholarship fund to benefit from sales

The Italian American Club of Maui will be hosting a fundraiser from 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday at Flatbread Co. in Paia.

A portion of pizzas sales will help support the club’s scholarship fund. For takeout orders, call at 579-8989.

Flatbread Co. is at 89 Hana Highway.

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Presentation to focus on vegan diet

“How to Avoid a Trip to the ER with a Healthy Vegan Diet,” a presentation by Dr. Grace Chen will take place at 7 p.m. July 16 at the Cameron Center, 95 Mahalani St. in Wailuku.

Chen will discuss common emergency room visit complaints and how to avoid them.

Admission and refreshments will be courtesy of Down to Earth. This is a Vegetarian Society of Hawaii presentation.

For more information, contact 385-2790 or jerome.kellner@gmail.com.

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District governor of Rotary to visit

Del Green, district governor of the 51 Rotary Clubs in District 5000 (state of Hawaii), will make visits to six of the 11 Rotary Clubs of Maui and Lanai next week.

Green will be the keynote speaker during the meetings at the Rotary Clubs listed on the following schedule. He will also attend a meeting of all of the Maui and Lanai Rotary Club presidents and president-elects Tuesday. He will return to visit the remaining five Maui

and Lanai clubs in August, and all clubs will host a potluck dinner reception for him at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 5 at the home of Assistant District Gov. Wendy Hornack.

For more information about the Rotary Clubs on Maui and Lanai, contact Maui Rotary Public Relations Chair Joanne Laird at 757-0981 or mamalrd@jps.net.

Visitation schedule:

* Monday – Rotary Club of Kahului, noon, Cafe O’Lei at The Dunes at Maui Lani.

* Tuesday – Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise, 7 a.m., the Pioneer Inn.

* Tuesday – Meeting of all Maui and Lanai presidents and president-elects, 11:30 a.m., The Vineyard Food Co., Wailuku.

* July 15 – Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise, 7:30 a.m., the 5 Palms restaurant at the Mana Kai Maui Resort in Kihei.

* July 15 – Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea, noon, Mulligans On the Blue restaurant in Wailea.

* July 16 – Rotary Club of Maui, noon, Kahili Golf Course Restaurant in Waikapu.

* July 17 – Rotary Club of Upcountry, 8 a.m., Casanova restaurant in Makawao.

Local Briefs

‘Night of Magic’ to benefit Kokua Fund

“A Night of Magic” ball to benefit the Mayor Arakawa Community Kokua Fund will take place Saturday at the Grand Wailea Resort. This semiformal-attired event will begin with a no-host cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30. Individual tickets are $175 ($100 is tax deductible).

Entertainment will be by magician Mark Mauricio from Oahu. There will also be silent and live auctions, and gourmet dessert reception.

Jonathan Todd and Eric Waddell from Fleetwood’s on Front Street have donated 500 gift cards valued at $100 to their restaurant for the first 500 tickets sold.

For more information, call Charlotte Arisumi at 281-3608, or email carisumi@yahoo.com.

The mission of the Mayor Arakawa Community Kokua Fund is to improve the quality of life and build a better community through the development of community philanthropy, supporting Maui County residents and groups in financial need.

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Information session about EMT program

The Maui Emergency Medical Services Training Center will conduct an informational session from 10 to 11:30 a.m. July 17 for those interested in a career as emergency medical technicians.

The session will be in Building 215 at the University of Hawaii Maui College. It will be conducted via video conferencing from the EMS department at Kapiolani Community College.

Participants will learn about the EMT career pathway, admission requirements, program curriculum, application requirements, selection criteria, program cost and financial aid. Call 244-4063 to register to attend the EMT information session.

The Maui EMS Training Center will be conducting an Emergency Medical Technician course, tentatively scheduled to begin on Jan. 11.

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Rotary Club will meet on Wednesday

Jill Sullivan, manager of Maui Fustini’s Oils and Vinegars, will speak at the 7:30 breakfast meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise on Wednesday at the Five Palms Restaurant at the Mana Kai Maui Resort in Kihei.

Sullivan will share information about the Fustini’s Oils and Vinegars business and operations on Maui.

The cost of the breakfast is $22. The public is invited. For more information, call Secretary Joanne Laird at 757-0981 or visit www.kiheirotary.org.

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GIS training for farmers at UH-MC

The Sustainable Living Institute of Maui at the University of Hawaii Maui College will offer a four-hour training class on Tuesday titled “Introduction to GIS for Farmers.”

GIS, or geographic information systems, can reveal where the best soil types are for crops, or provide farm management tools to track harvests, watering cycles, and aid with pest management, according to an announcement.

This course is specialized for those in the agriculture industry to learn how to apply the technical skills and software systems to daily work on their farms or ranches.

The class will be from 4 to 8 p.m. with instructor Sarah McLane. Tuition is $115.

For more information on how to apply for the Geographic Information Systems in Ecosystem Management Certificate of Competence at UH-MC, or to register for the class, visit maui.hawaii.edu/gis.

The Geographic Information Systems program is partially funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. Funding does not pay for student costs to participate.

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LHS class schedule pickup announced

Lahainaluna High School class schedules will be available for pickup at Hale Pa’ina, the new cafeteria, on July 13 and 14.

For more information, call 662-4000, ext. 274.

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Parkinson Support Group will meet

The Parkinson Support Group will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Masonic Lodge, 190 West Kamehameha Ave. in Kahului.

For more information, contact Risa Pascal at 281-1224 or Jane Chenoweth at 344-7955 or email fitqueen007@earthlink.net.

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Registration at Iao school on July 15

Iao Intermediate School will hold its student registration on July 15.

Registration will be from 8 to 10 a.m. for 6th-graders; 10:30 a.m. to noon for 7th-graders; and 1:30 to 3 p.m. for 8th-graders.

Registration will be held in the school’s dining center. A parent or legal guardian is asked to bring a black or blue pen to complete all required legal forms.

All new or transfer students must report to the school’s main office to submit and sign legal documents (original birth certificate, original passport, release forms, transcript, report card and health record) and provide proof of residency. For more information, call 727-5200.

Local Briefs

Ukulele contest accepting entries

Queen Ka’ahumanu Center, Bounty Music and Radio Station Island 107.5 FM will present a keiki ukulele contest at 11 a.m. Saturday at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center.

Bounty Music will present ukuleles to the winning contestants.

Categories for the contest are 18-to-12, 12-and-under and people’s choice. Keiki must sign up at Bounty Music by Friday. Judges include award-winning musician Henry Allen, Bounty Music owner Paul Weinstein, musician Derick Sebastian and Island FM morning personality Kila Kila.

The keiki ukulele contest is part of the “Saturdays in the Shade” concert series that will start at 10 a.m. with Aunty Doll. There also will be a patriotic medley sung by Maui Academy of Performing Arts’ Dylan Bode and Oahu’s Super Dub Tribe with Eli Mac.

All entertainment is free.

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SAT Prep Course at Seabury Hall

Seabury Hall will offer its annual summer SAT Prep Course from 8 a.m. to noon July 13 to 24 at the Olinda campus.

The schedule will include one Saturday, July 18.

The program prepares students for the new SAT, new PSAT and ACT. The dates are compatible with the calendars of all Maui high schools and are geared for students from grades 10 to 12.

The cost is $395. Enrollment forms and complete information can be downloaded at seaburyhall.org.

For more information, email kmiddleton@seaburyhall.org.

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Obon festival set at Paia mission

The Mantokuji Soto Zen Mission obon festival will be held on July 10 and 11.

Services will begin at 6 p.m. in the temple. Food booths will open at 6:30 p.m.

Taiko performances by Maui Taiko on July 10 and Zenshin Daiko on July 11 will begin at 7 p.m. A bon dance will follow on both nights from 7:30 to 9:30.

The Mantokuji Soto Zen Mission is located at 253 Hana Highway in Paia.

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Columnist wins journalism awards

Lahaina News columnist Norm Bezane was presented with two finalist awards from the Society of Professional Journalists Hawaii Chapter 2014 Excellence in Journalism Awards ceremony June 26 on Oahu.

One of the awards was for his column, “Voices of Maui Beyond the Beach,” in the blog, features, sports category; and a second was in the best independent journalist category for an article titled “Mayoral Candidates Focus on Jobs: Exclusive Coverage in Maui County.”

“The awards are gratifying but the top prize still eludes me,” Bezane said.

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Environmental camp sign-ups due Friday

From July 11 to 14, the Maui Huliau Foundation, an environmental education nonprofit serving Maui’s youths, will offer a new Environmental Leadership Camp for students in grades 10-12.

The deadline to apply is Friday.

Students will eat and prepare meals made from 100 percent locally sourced ingredients while learning about environmental issues that impact the island from experts in the field.

Two alumni of Maui Huliau’s environmental youth leadership programs are organizing the practical four-day camp to create an immersive experience in sustainable living focused on zero-waste practices and eating locally.

The new program also will cover issues beyond agriculture, including marine debris, watershed protection and climate change. Participants also will learn about different career paths in environmental studies, farming and ecosystem management.

There is a $250 program fee. Needs-based scholarships are available.

For more information or to apply online, visit www.mauihuliaufoundation.org/summercamp.

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Floating Lanterns Ceremony at festival

Lahaina Jodo Mission will celebrate its obon festival on Friday.

The obon service to offer prayers to departed souls will be observed in the temple beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The lanterns procession will follow immediately after the service from the temple through the courtyard, around the Great Buddha and to the beachside, where the Floating Lanterns Ceremony will be observed.

Maui Taiko will dedicate an obon-offering drum performance during the ceremony, followed by the bon dance.

Food concessions will open at 5:30 p.m. Roll sushi, chow fun, andagi, nishime, teriyaki beef and other food items will be available for sale. There will also be games for the children.

The festivities are open to the public. For more information, call 661-4304.

Lahaina Jodo Mission is located at 12 Ala Moana St.

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MCCC volunteer packets available

Application packets for people interested in volunteering in ministries and other types of outreach at Maui Community Correctional Center are available at the guardhouse upon request.

All packets must be completed and returned no later than July 15.

Training for volunteers will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 22 and 23 on the first floor of the Maui Economic Opportunity building at 99 Mahalani St. in Wailuku.

For more information, call Chaplain Derek Smith at 870-1423.

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MEDB will offer financial workshop

Maui Economic Development Board will offer a “Boosting Your Financial IQ” workshop as part of its Technical Assistance Series on July 15.

The event will be held at the MEDB Malcolm Center, 1305 N. Holopono St., Suite No. 5 in Kihei.

The schedule is: registration 9:30-10 a.m., seminar 10 a.m.-noon, lunch noon-12:30 p.m., and breakout sessions 12:30-2 p.m.

The workshop offers an opportunity for business owners to receive advice from accounting experts on how they can improve their business’s efficiency, promote good accounting practices and ultimately save on their taxes, according to an announcement.

To register, go to www.hightechmaui.com/confregister/1_form-accounting.cfm or contact Frank De Rego Jr. at MEDB at frank@medb.org or 270-6807. Admission is $20.

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Smart Driver Class offered in Kihei

AARP’s Smart Driver Class will be offered from 1 to 5:15 p.m. July 8 at Kalama Heights, 101 Kalani St. Kihei.

This class is designed for drivers 50 years and older but all adults are welcome to attend. The emphasis is on becoming more aware of common age-related physical changes, how they affect one’s driving ability and how to compensate.

The fee is $20 (cash or check) and will be collected at the beginning of class. AARP members receive a $5 discount with proof of membership. Some insurance carriers offer discounts to those who complete this class.

Emile Bareng is the instructor.

Pre-registration is requested at Kaunoa Senior Center, 270-7308.

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Maui classmates sought for reunion

The Class of 1973 from J.B. Castle High School in Kaneohe, Oahu, is seeking classmates residing on Maui for its 60th Birthday Bash reunion in Las Vegas. The four-day event is scheduled for Sept. 2-5.

For more information, call (808) 264-4468 or visit castlehs.k12.hi.us/1973.html.

The deadline to register is July 15.

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Guitar virtuosos to perform at college

Three guitar virtuosos will perform a free concert at the University of Hawaii Maui College at 3 p.m. July 10 to shine a light on opportunities to study music at the school.

The concert will take place in the ‘Ike Le’a auditorium and will feature guitarists Ian O’Sullivan, Christopher Mallett and Aaron Cardenas. The program will include a variety of music for solo and duet, with a mix of classical guitar and ukulele pieces. A reception with pupu and refreshments will follow at 4 p.m. for all attendees.

No reservations are required. For more information about the event, contact Anne Ku at 385-2190 or anneku@hawaii.edu.