Local Briefs


Healthy longevity focus of free talk

“How to Live to Be 120: Healthy Longevity in the 21st Century” will be presented by Terry Shintani, M.D., at 7 p.m. Thursday at the J. Walter Cameron Center in Wailuku. Topics will include five steps to control inflammation naturally; control blood sugar with more carbs; the emerging role of gut flora in health; and surprising secrets to longer life.

Shintani received his master’s degree in nutrition from Harvard University and medical and law degrees at the University of Hawaii. He is board certified in preventive medicine, is the chair of the International Holistic Therapy Association, and a Member of the Council of Elders of Traditional Hawaiian Healers.

Shintani has written 15 books, including the “Eat More, Weigh Less Diet,” “The Hawaii Diet” and “The Peace Diet.” He is formally designated a “Living Treasure of Hawaii” and has a YouTube channel at www.askdrshintani.com.

Presented by the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii, this is a free event; no reservations are needed.

Food will be provided by Down to Earth in Kahului. For more information, contact 385-2790, jerome.kellner@gmail.com or visit vsh.org. The Cameron Center is at 95 Mahalani St.


Ballroom dance registration open

The Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association will have its first of two registrations for the fourth quarter between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Monday during the Beginning Salsa and Beginning Tango sessions at the Velma McWayne Community Center in Wailuku. There will also be registration during intermission.

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


HealthFest booth space available

Queen Ka’ahumanu Center has designated January as “Live Local. Live Healthy. Awareness Month,” featuring QKC’s signature third annual HealthFest from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Nonprofit organizations and County of Maui and State of Hawaii agencies that focus on health-related products and services are invited to participate at no charge. For-profit companies are welcome to apply, and upon acceptance, a minimal booth fee will apply. Entertainment will be ongoing throughout the day, which will include culinary, aerobic and strength fitness demonstrations.

For booth application and further information, visit queenkaahumanucenter.com or stop by the QKC Guest Services desk.


AAUW Lunch Bunch will meet on Tuesday

The American Association of University Women’s Lunch Bunch will meet at noon Tuesday at Colleen’s at The Cannery, 810 Haiku Road in Haiku. RSVP with menu selection to Janet Walker at 874-9435 or (530) 409-0192 or email bjpwalker@comcast.net.


Rotarians to visit Maui Brewing Co.

The Rotary Club of Kahului will welcome Garrett W. Marrero of Maui Brewing Co. to its Rotary-On-The-Road meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at Maui Brewing Co.’s Kihei restaurant and brewery, located at 605 Lipoa Parkway in Kihei.

Marrero will give a tour of the facility. The meeting is limited to Rotary Club members only.

To reserve a space, contact club President Gary Albitz at 281-9672 or albitzkrotary@gmail.com. Lunch costs $20.


Conflict resolution subject of talk

Lee Shapiro will give a talk titled “The Art of Melting Conflicts” at the noon meeting the the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea on Wednesday at Mulligans on the Blue.

The meeting is open to the public; lunch is $15.

For more information, email margief1202@yahoo.com.


Walking club set to begin on Tuesday

Queen Ka’ahumanu Center has announced the formation of the QKC Heart and Sole Walking Club as part of its QKC Cares initiative.

The initial walk will be between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesday, with walks then held every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the year.

The public may register on any date noted, however it is recommended to register early in each quarter.

Registration is free and prizes will be distributed to the registered walker with the highest number of laps.

All walker levels are welcome and walking groups are encouraged. Running is not permitted.

For more information, visit queenkaahumanucenter.com or stop by the QKC Guest Services desk.