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Steve and Catherine Blake will discuss “memory nutrients” at Roselani Place on Saturday.

Aging wisely class set in Kahului

Roselani Place in Kahului will continue its Aging Wisely Community Series from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at 88 S. Papa Ave. Guest speakers Steve and Catherine Blake will present a class titled “Memory Nutrients: Results from their Clinical Trial.” The presentation will include a slide show based on the just completed Hawaii Dementia Prevention Trial.

The lead authors of this clinical trial will share dietary changes and supplements that resulted in memory improvements, rather than memory loss. Participants will learn how to improve blood flow to the brain for brighter mental activity and hear about which supplements, dietary changes and plants have been shown to be effective in reducing the risk and progression of dementia.

Roselani Place will also host an open house with model apartments open for viewing, door prizes and musical entertainment by Frances Ku. Light, healthy refreshments will be served.

Admission is free and open to the public. To reserve a space or for more information, contact debbie@roselaniplace.com or call 871-7720.


‘The Gift of You’ event for youths

Maui Youth & Family Services will host a free event for Maui youths ages 12-18 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Saturday in the student lounge of the University of Hawaii Maui College’s Pilina Building in Kahului. The event is called “The Gift of You” and it is being made possible with funding from the Arbonne Charitable Foundation.

There will be live music, cultural activities, inspirational speakers, free food, interactive booths from various community groups, games and giveaways, including a chance to win an iPad. Confirmed speakers/entertainers include Olympic volleyball athlete Annette Lynch, world-renowned ukulele player Derick Sebastian and Hawaii’s reggae ambassador Marty Dread.

“This will be one of the most exciting events for Maui teens this year,” said “The Gift of You” Chair and Arbonne International Executive National Vice President Autumn Shields. “We are excited to celebrate the youth attendees and help them discover their gifts, abilities, talents and strengths. We want each and every one of them to feel special and get excited about doing productive and positive things in their lives.”

For more information, contact (720) 394-7058 or visit facebook.com/makoaproject.


5G technology topic of free presentation

Akaku Upstairs will present “Potential Health Risks of 5G Wireless Technology” with Dr. Lorrin Pang from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at 333 Dairy Road, Suite 204, in Kahului.

Pang will discuss how 5G wireless technology differs from present-day cell towers and detail potential health risks he believes may be associated with it.

RSVP at www.akaku.org/salons.


Music publishing class to begin

Ron Moss, co-founder of Honua Publishing, will lead a five-week class (meeting once a week) titled “The Insider’s Guide to Music Publishing” at University of Hawaii Maui College’s Edventure program from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning Thursday.

This course is a broad overview of the changing landscape in the worldwide music business from an insider’s view.

The class will examine the changing roles that labels, music publishers, managers and producers play, and how digital distribution, promotion and marketing strategies are evolving, and where independent artists can specifically market themselves to find their audience.

Students are encouraged to share current working projects for discussion and feedback as time allows. Guest speakers are a possibility.

Moss and his Norwegian business partner Andreas Schuller have fostered a stable of songwriters from Iceland, New Zealand and Zimbabwe. They’ve had several chart-topping songs such as “Home With You” by Madison Beer, “Wiggle” by Jason Derulo, “Company” by Justin Bieber and “Fireball” by Pitbull, to name a few.

The cost is $149. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2W6YJc7.


Sweetbread sale planned at church

Christ the King Church cafeteria will have a sweetbread sale on the second Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon.

The first sale will be April 13.

To place an order, call 877-0173 or 877-5643.

The church is located at 20 W. Wakea Ave. in Kahului.


Education is topic for guest speaker

Elizabeth Johnson, educational consultant and founder and director of the New Edge Academy, will be guest speaker at the noon meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea on Wednesday at Mulligans On the Blue. She will be speaking on alternatives to traditional school structure.

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

For more information, email margief1202@yahoo.com.


Free skill-building workshop offered

Roxann Kehus, Maui program specialist for the Hawaii State Council on Disabilities, will lead a free workshop titled “What is Self-Determination? — Empowering Family Voices” from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 125 W. Kamehameha Ave. in Kahului (across from Cupies).

Kehus will discuss the skills and beliefs of a self-determined person and why self-determination is important, especially for youths and adults with disabilities.

This skill-building workshop is presented by Child & Family Service ‘Ohana Support Services Maui. Parents, families, providers and community members are welcome.


Ballroom dance registration set

The Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association will have its first of two registrations for the first quarter from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday during Beginning Foxtrot and Intermediate Salsa at the Velma McWayne Community Center in Wailuku, and briefly during intermission.

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


Free seminar on starting a business

AARP Hawaii and experts from the Hawaii Small Business Development Center will present a free seminar to learn about programs and resources to start, keep and grow a business from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday at the Maui Research and Technical Center Training Room in Kihei.

This event is open to the public; AARP membership is not required. Refreshments will be provided.

To register, visit aarp.cvent.com/biz4-6 or call toll free 1 (877) 926-8300. The Maui Research and Technical Center Training Room is located at 590 Lipoa Parkway.


Cleanup planned at Canoe Beach

A community cleanup and native plant care workday will be held at Hanaka’o’o (Canoe) Beach in Lahaina as part of Earth Month on Saturday.

All are invited to join a team of volunteers who will be taking care of the native plants above the Hanaka’o’o cemetery that were planted in 2013 as an erosion control project under the West Maui Ridge to Reef Initiative.

Volunteers are asked to meet at the site by the cemetery at the beach below Honoapiilani Highway at 8:30 a.m. Water, refreshments, cleanup and some gardening supplies will be provided by the West Maui Kumuwai campaign. Volunteers are advised to bring sun protection and gardening tools. Those wishing to collect and take home some clippings of native plants for their own gardens need to bring an appropriate container.

For more information, contact westmauikumuwai@gmail.com or call/text Campaign Manager Liz Foote at 283-1631.


Scout-O-Rama open to the public

Scout-O-Rama 2019 will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Boys and Girls Club, 100 Kanaloa Ave. in Kahului.

The event is open to the public and will showcase Scouting as well as other nonprofit youth and service programs.

Activities will include a Pinewood Derby.

Maui County Scouting units will man the action and informational booths. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. There will be hourly free drawings for all attendees ages 18 and younger. Admission is free.


Biofeedback topic of free lecture

Andrea C. Dias will give a free talk titled “Biofeedback Training and Mental Health” during the 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Mental Health America of Hawaii Brown Bag Lunch gathering Friday at the J. Walter Cameron Center, Conference Room 1, in Wailuku.

Biofeedback is a mind-body therapy using electronic devices to show individuals how their thoughts and emotions influence their physiology. The awareness of the physiological process helps clients to manage their emotions and choose the behaviors that align with their values and future goals, according to an announcement.

The Cameron Center is at 95 Mahalani St.


Tour of Makawao highlights history

The Makawao History Museum will present a walking tour of Makawao town with a guide and brochure/map at 10 a.m. April 7. Meet the tour guide at the museum, located at 3643 Baldwin Ave.

There is a suggested donation of $5 to help ensure the continued preservation of the history of Makawao and Upcountry.

Reservations are helpful in enabling a more personal tour experience, but they are not required. Call or email the Makawao History Museum at 572-2482 and info@makawaomuseum.org.

Additional walking tours are scheduled for the first Sunday of every month. Residents and visitors are invited, families are welcome.


Registration open for kindergarten

Kindergarten registration is now open at Kahului Elementary School for children born Aug. 1, 2013, to July 31, 2014.

Registration is at the school office from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on school days. The school is located at 410 Hina Ave.


Spring dance tickets available

The Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association is hosting a Spring Fling Dance at Maui Beach Hotel’s Elleair Ballroom from 6 to 9:30 p.m. April 15. Tickets are $40 per person and include heavy pupu and a no-host bar. For more information, contact Lydia DelaCruz, ticket chairperson, at 244-3263.


Pizza sales, auction to benefit halau

Flatbread Co. in Paia will host a fundraiser for Halau Hula I Kona Mau Lima from 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday. There will be a silent auction with many specialty items available. A portion of the proceeds from all pizza sales will benefit the halau.


Yard sale set at Wailuku mission

Wailuku Hongwanji Mission will have a yard sale from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday on the mission grounds at 1828 E. Vineyard St. in Wailuku.

Sale items will include chow fun and Spam musubi, clothing, footwear, kitchenware, small appliances, house and garden items and books.

For more information, call 244-0406.


Woodturner will give demonstration

Australian master woodturner Guilio Marcolongo will be doing a live demonstration at the Upcountry studio of Maui Woodturners Club President Emiliano Achaval from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $25.

For more information, call Achaval at (808) 854-1028 or visit www.facebook.com/Mauiwoodturners.


Garden pests and diseases topic of talk

The Maui Association of Landscape Professionals will present its first free educational meeting of the year at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Community Services Building at University of Hawaii Maui College. Two speakers will talk about pests and diseases in Maui’s landscapes.

Brook Mahnken from the Maui Invasive Species Committee will give an update on the little fire ant. He will discuss MISC’s efforts to eradicate the tiny pest and how to protect a business from the impacts of little fire ants.

Allison Wright from Island Plant Co. will discuss pests and diseases in Maui’s landscapes. Her presentation will include timelines for when to anticipate pest activity to increase, the signs and symptoms to look for, and the best times for treatments.

For more information, visit www.malp.org or call 268-6927.


Female brewery staff raises profile

To commemorate International Women’s Day March 8 and Women’s History Month in March, Maui Brewing Co.’s female brewery staff members raised their profile by participating in Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Days.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of their limited beer, FIERCE, will benefit the Pink Boots Society, whose mission is to assist, inspire and encourage women beer industry professionals to advance their careers through education.

Maui Brewing’s female corporate team consists of its chief operating officer, brewmaster, brewer, controller, marketing manager, controls engineer, Maui/Big Island market manager, Northern California market manager and administrative assistant. The team will be brewing FIERCE Zwickelpils, a dry-hopped, unfiltered lager recipe developed by brewer Dana Fleming.

FIERCE Zwickelpils will be available for a limited time in draught only exclusively at Maui Brewing’s Kihei location beginning the week of April 29.