Local Briefs

Keiki will parade down Front Street

The Lahaina Halloween Keiki Costume Parade invites Maui keiki to participate in this year’s event. Children will meet at Papalaua and Front streets at 4:15 p.m. Oct. 31 and march down Front Street to Banyan Tree Park. There will be special guests, prizes and music.

This event is sponsored by Soroptimist of West Maui, Rotary Club of Lahaina, Lahaina Sunrise, Lahaina Sunset and the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii.


Pizza sales will benefit food bank

Flatbread Co. in Paia will host a fundraiser for the Maui Food Bank from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. A portion of all pizza sales during those hours will benefit the food bank.


Youth TEDx event seeking applicants

TEDxYouth@SeaburyHall, an independently organized TED presentation, is seeking speakers for its 2017 event. Entering its fourth year, this year’s “The Power of Perspective” theme aims to highlight the breadth of powerful talent that helps shape the local community.

TEDxYouth is a daylong event for middle and high school students, with live speakers their own age, hands-on activities and engaging conversations. Scientists, designers, technologists, explorers, artists, performers and others share short talks on what they do best, serving both as a source of knowledge and inspiration for youths around the globe.

TEDxYouth 2017 will take place March 26 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the A’ali’ikuhonua Creative Arts Center on the Seabury Hall campus, 480 Olinda Road in Makawao.

The audition process is now open to the public and targeted at student participants. Ideal applicants will have a dynamic story or message to share with the target audience of ages 12 to 20.

To apply to be a speaker, visit goo.gl/oWVAZK. Applications are due Oct. 30 for consideration.

Speakers are provided with coaches to support and assist in tailoring their messages for the target audience.


Food and craft fair in Wailuku Saturday

The Wailuku Hongwanji Buddhist Women’s Association will present an Autumn Food & Craft Fair from 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Wailuku Hongwanji Mission grounds.

Offerings will include assorted craft items, fresh vegetables, T-shirts, household gift items, holiday gift items, ceramics, baked products and pickled vegetables, clothing, tote bags, garden plants, jewelry, chow fun, bento, sushi, soft drinks, bottled water, baked chicken and nishime.

The mission is at 1828 Vineyard St.


Sunset cruise will benefit Rotary club

Grammy Award-winning master slack key guitarist Uncle George Kahumoku Jr. will perform aboard the vessel Trilogy for the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset’s fall fundraiser cruise on Nov. 13.

Check in for the two-hour sunset, full-moon cruise is at 4:15 p.m. with departure at 4:30 from Lahaina Harbor. Tickets are $75 and include pupu and two cocktails. Proceeds benefit youth scholarships and other West Maui community projects.

“We are thrilled that Uncle George will be performing for this annual fundraiser,” said Melissa Fort, Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset president. “Helping the local community while sailing along the coastline enjoying the music of Uncle George, Hawaii’s Renaissance man — it doesn’t get much better than that,” she said.

To purchase tickets for the cruise, contact Mike Burr at gm@mauikai.com, or buy tickets online at www.universe.com/sunsetfullmooncruise.

The number of tickets is limited and must be purchased by Nov. 6.


Harvest Party at Pukalani church

Pukalani Baptist Church will present a Harvest Party from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31. There will be a free dinner, games, costume parade, cakewalk and fun for all ages.

The church is located at the corner of Old Haleakala Highway and Loha Street, across from Pukalani Superette. For more information, contact pbckidz@gmail.com or 572-7968.


Plant remedies  topic of workshop

Cultural practitioner Ki’i Kaho’ohanohano will share traditional Hawaiian healing remedies and practices using Hawaiian plants at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The cost for this workshop is $50, or $25 for current garden members.

For reservations, contact 249-2798 or info@mnbg.org.


Wellness event draws 130 people

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Lana’i Community Health Center hosted its third annual Susan G. Komen Ohana Wellness Day on Oct. 8. The event featured wellness booths, Zumba fitness, health screenings including breast exams, healthy refreshments and snacks, as well as a prize drawing.

Held at the health center’s new 6,800 square-foot facility in the heart of Lanai City, the event was free and welcomed all ages. This year’s event saw about 130 participants.

“This annual event is sponsored by Susan G. Komen and other health center partners and designed to raise awareness of breast health services available to our patients and  the Lanai community,” said LCHC Executive Director Diana Shaw. “Our partnership with Susan G. Komen Hawaii and the grants we receive help us to continue providing resources and help our patients dealing with cancer.”


Open house at Christian academy

Doris Todd Christian Academy will have an open house beginning at 8:15 a.m. Nov. 3 at 519 Baldwin Ave. in Paia.

Attendees will receive an overview of the school’s mission, curriculum, application and financial-aid process, as well as extracurricular activities including band, sports and robotics.

In addition to preschool through grade 8, the school’s new Maui Christian Academy, grades 9-12, is a blended Christian high school model, which leverages computer technology with direct instruction from on-site instructors.

Applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis, and there are a limited number of qualifying scholarships available.

Refreshments will be provided. For more information or to make reservations, call the office at 579-9237 or email office@doristoddchristian.org.


Parkinson’s disease topic of presentation

Chef Catherine Blake, author of “Parkinson’s Disease Cookbook,” will give a free presentation titled “Eat Right For Parkinson’s Disease” at 10 a.m. Nov. 1 at Hale Mahaolu Elima Conference Room, 11 Mahaolu Place in Kahului.

Attendees will learn the role of protein on Parkinson’s disease, neuroprotective recipes, a look at pesticides and environmental factors,  organic food considerations, where to find protective antioxidants and how to manage weight concerns.

Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Risa Pascal at 281-1224.


Spooky stories at Wailuku library

Award-winning storyteller Kathy Collins and her pidgin-speaking alter ego, “Tita,” will share spooky stories inspired by Hawaiian legends and spine-tingling tales from other countries and cultures from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Wailuku Public Library. In celebration of Halloween, the stories will be spooky, but lighthearted enough for young children to enjoy.

This free program is sponsored by the Maui Friends of the Library and is most suitable for ages 5 and up. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

The program schedule is subject to change. For more information, call the Wailuku library at 243-5766.


Enchanted farm tour in Haiku

“The Myths of Avalon” enchanted farm tour will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Awalau Farm, 1008 Awalau Road in Haiku. The property is near Hanzawa Store.

This family-friendly walking adventure through a historic Haiku property will include mythological creatures and nature-based crafts. Costumes are encouraged. The cost is $15 for persons 12 and up, and $5 for children 7 to 11. It is free for children 6 and younger. Partial proceeds will benefit the Hawaii Farmers Union United.


Haunted house at the Hyatt Regency

The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa will present Haunted House 2016 from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday to Oct. 30. The entrance is located across from Japengo.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children. All proceeds will benefit the 2017 Charity Walk

Hyatt Regency Maui is at 200 Nohea Kai Drive in Kaanapali. For more information, contact the recreation department at 661-1234, ext. 3225


Wreath workshop set in Haiku Nov. 19

A do-it-yourself tablescape and wreath workshop will be offered Nov. 19 in Haiku.

The workshop will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at 2800 Kokomo Road.

Participants will create their own wreath or table bouquet using fresh evergreen branches and flowers.

The price of the workshop is $25. Space is limited. RSVP by Nov. 4. To register, contact Karen Perreira at 281-1488 (call or text), meninamariposa@gmail.com or decoite@maui.net.


Event will benefit dressage society

The Hawaii State Dressage Society will have a fundraiser and silent auction from 5 to 10 p.m. Nov. 1 at Flatbread Co. in Paia.

Flatbread will donate a portion of its pizza sales to the society, which is seeking items for the silent auction portion of the event.

HSDS promotes the pursuit of excellence in horsemanship and has been supporting the Maui equestrian community for more than a decade with educational opportunities including young rider scholarships, nationally recognized shows and an awards program that recognizes riders of all ages.

For more information on HSDS, or donate to the silent auction, call Viva Medina, HSDS president, at 573-0238.