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Dr. Michael Klaper

Doctor to discuss the ‘key to healing’

“Nutrition-Based Medicine: The Key to Healing in the 21st Century” will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday by Dr. Michael Klaper at the J. Walter Cameron Center in Wailuku.

Klaper is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He has practiced acute care medicine on Maui, in Canada, California, Florida and New Zealand. His current practice focuses on health-promoting food and lifestyle choices to help people prevent the need for hospitalization and surgery.

He makes the latest information on health and nutrition available through his website, DoctorKlaper.com, where visitors can subscribe to his newsletter, “Medicine Capsule.”

This free talk is presented by the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii. Food will be provided by Down to Earth, Kahului. No reservations are needed.

For more information, contact (808) 385-2790, jerome.kellner@gmail.com or visit vsh.org. The J. Walter Cameron Center is at 95 Mahalani St.


Kokua 4 Kokonuts walk set at QKC

The Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation in partnership with Queen Ka’ahumanu Center will present the third annual Kokua 4 Kokonuts fundraising walk on Saturday.

Kokua 4 Kokonuts is a fun walk through Queen Ka’ahumanu Center that is appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 8:30. A minimum $35 registration fee ($10 for kids 12 and under) is required for walkers to receive an official event T-shirt, and to be entered to win prizes. Collecting pledges is encouraged. Kokua 4 Kokonuts will also feature mistress of ceremonies Kathy Collins, entertainment, keiki activities and a visit from Hello Kitty.

The walk supports the MMMC Foundation’s Breast Cancer Screening Program. This program funds mammograms and ultrasounds for women on Maui who would otherwise not be able to afford these lifesaving procedures.

For a walker pledge form, call the MMMC Foundation at 242-2630 or email tiana.x.cordero@kp.org.


Medicare options topic of workshop

Maui Adult Day Care Centers and Maui County Office on Aging are holding a free caregiver workshop, “Medicare Advantage 2019 . . . What Are Your Options?”

Hannah Harmon, licensed insurance agent for Medicare health plans with Premier Benefits Consultants, will be the presenter. The workshops will be held:

• 9:30 a.m., Saturday — Hale Mahaolu Elima Community Hall, 11 Mahaolu St., Kahului.

• 10 a.m., Oct. 16 — Lana’i Senior Center.

• 9:30 a.m., Oct. 18 — Lahaina Hongwanji, 551 Wainee St.

No reservations are needed to attend. Free care can be provided to an adult loved one during the Maui workshops by calling 871-5804 in advance. Certificates of attendance will be available, and refreshments will be provided.

For more information, call Kathleen Couch, caregiver/program coordinator for Maui Adult Day Care Centers, at 871-5804.


Keiki get their own corner at craft fair

Keiki entrepreneurs are invited to participate during the Keokea Farm Lots Association annual Holiday Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Keokea Marketplace.

Keiki will be featured in the fair’s Keiki Entrepreneur Corner. Last year’s event showcased Maui’s keiki and their hand-crafted products. Entertainment was provided by a keiki band.

Standard (adult) craft booths are also available. Fresh wreaths, herbal teas, succulents, wood crafts and artisan goods were a few of last year’s Holiday Craft Fair featured items.

Keiki and individuals of all ages are invited to participate.

People with musical talents may inquire on how to be added to the entertainment lineup.

Keokea Marketplace located at the 17 Mile Marker of Kula Highway at Ka’amana Street, a quarter-mile past Grandma’s Coffee House. Admission is free.

For more information and to reserve a booth space, contact kanoelehua11@gmail.com.


Science center topic for speaker

Rimma Murta, with the Maui Science Center, will be guest speaker at the noon Wednesday meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea at Mulligans on the Blue.

Lunch is $15. The public is invited.

For more information, email margief1202@yahoo.com.


College orientation offered at temple

There will be a college orientation for high school students beginning at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 14 at the Wailuku Hongwanji Buddhist Temple Social Hall in Wailuku.

The workshop will be presented by Lloyd Yonemura, a retired high school counselor.

Topics to be covered include college search, SAT/ACT exam, college visits, and financing a college education.


Community band to perform concert

Maui Community Band, under the direction of Ted Manzano, will present its annual Fall Concert at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the historic Iao Theater in Wailuku.

The program is part of Iao Theater’s One Night Only, ONO, series. The public is invited, and admission is free.

Maui Community Band consists of 47 members, ages 14 to 70. For more information, visit www.mauicommunityband.com or call 385-1870.


Achieving goals subject of talk

“Recharging You — 5 Proven Techniques to Achieve Your Goals” is the title of the next Akaku Upstairs presentation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at 333 Dairy Road in Kahului with motivational speaker LaTasha Baldwin.

Baldwin is the owner and lead designer of Little Details LLC, an event planning company.

To RSVP, visit conta.cc/2DpQmUw.


Arc of Maui benefits from fuel purchases

Arc of Maui County has been selected as the beneficiary of the Ohana Fuels “Fuel Up. Do Good.” program for the fourth quarter.

Ohana Fuels partners with nonprofit organizations serving the needs of the local community and donates a portion of the proceeds from every gallon of gasoline purchased at Ohana Fuels stations in that community. For the months of October through December, the donation will go to Arc of Maui County.

Arc of Maui County was established in 1954 by a group of parents and concerned citizens who sought services for their children with developmental disabilities when none were available. Today, Arc provides services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities on Maui, Molokai and Lanai.

“We are pleased to be partnering with Arc of Maui County as our next ‘Fuel Up. Do Good.’ beneficiary,” said Kimo Haynes, president of Hawaii Petroleum. “We appreciate the opportunity to give back through our program, and thank these exceptional organizations for their continued service in our community.”

For more information, visit www.ohanafuels.com or www.arcofmaui.org.


Akaku event will honor three ‘heroes’

Akaku’s fifth Maui Walk of Heroes Celebration will take place from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday outside the station at 333 Dairy Road in Kahului.

This year, Akaku will enshrine in cement the hand and footprints of former Maui County Council Member and Chairwoman Gladys Baisa; former Maui Economic Development Board CEO Jeannie Skog; and storyteller and defender of Makena and kupuna Uncle Les Kuloloio.

This free, family friendly event will feature John A.H. Tomoso and Kahu David Kapaku as masters of ceremonies; music by the Andy Kaina band, and some surprise musical guests.

Festivities will be broadcast live on Akaku Channel 55.


Registration set for ballroom dance

Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association will conduct its second and final registration for its third quarter classes from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and briefly during intermission Oct. 15 at the Velma McWayne Community Center in Wailuku.

The class is in Beginning Mambo and Intermediate Waltz.

For more information, call Bill Ruidas, membership chairperson, at 873-8605 or Jeff Dela Cruz, assistant dance director, at 244-3263.


Free workshop for business owners

“How to Create a Compelling Value Proposition for your Business,” a workshop geared for small businesses owners, will be presented from noon to 2 p.m. Monday at the Maui County Business Resource Center in the Maui Mall.

There is no cost to attend, and attendees are encouraged to bring a brown-bag lunch.

The presenter is Fred Rickert of the Maui Office of the Hawaii Small Business Development Center.

Registration is available at go.hawaii.edu/fpt or contact Pat Diaz of the Small Business Development Center at 875-5990 for further information.


Event a benefit for Hale Mahalou Ehiku

The Ehiku Seniors Club in Kihei will present its semiannual arts and crafts/bake/rummage sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The event will take place in the Community Room of Hale Mahalou Ehiku, located at 56 Ehiku St. in Kihei.

The Ehiku Seniors Club is a social and resource center for kupuna. A nonprofit organization provides information and resources, as well as planning low-cost social and cultural outings.

Donation items for sale are also being accepted.

For more information, contact Judith McGowan, club president, at 879-6978.


Book launch set at author’s table

Everett Peacock will launch his new book series featuring Agent Boudreaux at Maui Writers Ink Author’s Table during LahainaTown’s Second Friday event beginning at 5 p.m. Friday at Campbell Park.

Malia Bohlin also will be presenting her book, “Left at Hiva Oa,” a sailing adventure story.

Both authors will be available to meet the public and to autograph purchases.


Mobile video class to start at Akaku

Akaku’s Mobile Video Production Class will meet from 4 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, Oct. 12 through Nov. 5, at 333 Dairy Road in Kahului.

Participants will learn how to produce short segments in an all-mobile environment. The class will use iPods so everyone is on the same platform, but the skills learned will translate to most smartphones and tablets.

The cost of the class for non-Akaku members is $200 but the fee varies based on membership type.

For fee information and registration, visit akaku.org and click on “classes” or call 871-5554.


Smart driver course offered in Kula

AARP’s Smart Driver Course will be offered from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Kula Community Center.

The four-hour classroom course is designed for drivers age 50 years and older, but all adults are welcome to attend. The emphasis is for students 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 three-year discounts to drivers who complete the class.

Pre-registration is requested by calling Kaunoa at 270-7308.


Gardener program preview at UH-MC

An informational meeting for prospective students interested in the University of Hawaii Maui Campus Master Gardener Program will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 18 in Room 205 of the Community Services Building on the UH-MC campus.

Contact information, a program description and an application may be found at www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/uhmg/Maui/index.asp.