Local Briefs


Fado singer will perform at library

Ramana Vieira, a singer of Portuguese fado, will perform at 3 p.m. Friday at the Kahului Public Library. Called a “rising star in

World Music” by the San Francisco Examiner, Vieira has been nominated for various awards, including her album’s opening track, “Cabo Verde,” as Best World Music Song at the 2015 International Portuguese Music Awards.


LHS students will sell plants at mall

The students at Lahainaluna High School’s Agriculture & Future Farmers of America Program invite all Maui plant lovers and people who need plants for a new garden/landscape to their annual Spring Plant Sale from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Lahaina Cannery Mall.

The students will have their pop-up plant sale in the parking lot near the south main mall entrance. The selection will include ginger, ti, pikake, puakenikeni, pakalana, gardenias, helconia, plumeria and many more.

The funds raised will be used to pay for travel costs, scholarships for FFA seniors, and to purchase new supplies and equipment for agriculture students.


Cultural club plans event at Kepaniwai

The Maui Portuguese Cultural Club will celebrate “The Coronation of Mary” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Kepaniwai Park in Wailuku. There will also be a scholarship presentation for this year’s recipient, traditional music and dance, and a fado performance by renowned singer Ramana Viera. The event is free and open to the public.

There will be tickets sales for a Portuguese bean soup luncheon at the event, and a country store featuring jams, jellies and handmade crafts.


Aloha Concert will remember Lance Jo

The Baldwin High School Music Department will present an Aloha Concert at 7 p.m. Friday in the Baldwin High School auditorium. Featured are the Concert Choir conducted by Sherri Hart, the Sapphires Jazz Band, and the Symphonic Band led by Noel Kuraya.

The band’s performance will include a tribute by band alumna Kathy Collins and a musical offering by the band to longtime former band teacher, the late Lance Jo.

Also highlighted will be guest conductor David Kuraya (who will be taking over the reins of the BHS band program next year) and the honoring of seniors in the music program.


Feng shui topic for guest speaker

Feng shui intuitive coach Kim Julen of Finding Your Fiji will be guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea noon meeting Wednesday at Mulligans of the Blue.

Julen will be speaking about how to bring more balance into the home using the art of feng shui.

Lunch is $15; the public is invited. For more information, email margief1202@yahoo.com.


MHS Class of ’79 plans reunion

The Maui High School Class of 1979 is planning a reunion Aug. 16-18 on Maui.

To sign up for the festivities, visit www.mauihigh79.com or contact Robin Vierra at 870-9515.


Card making event happens at library

Kahului Public Library will have a workshop on making greeting cards from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday. All supplies will be provided.

This program is suitable for all ages, but children 5 and younger must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


Camp will mark sixth year May 24-27

Camp Pilialoha ‘O Maui, a camp for children of incarcerated parents, will take place May 24-27 at Camp Maluhia. Now in its sixth year of operation, the camp is free for children ages 7 to 17.

The children will be offered a fun-filled weekend of games, arts and crafts, and activities that teach teamwork. Each camper gets a sleeping bag, water flask, flashlight, backpack and toiletries as well as T-shirts for each day.

Reservations for the camp are on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information and an application, call Derek and Julie Smith at 214-6344.


Free coffee for Hawaii teachers

Jack in the Box Hawaii will celebrate Hawaii teachers on Tuesday and as a thank-you will give away free regular-sized hot or iced Hawaiian Paradise coffee all day long for Hawaii teachers and faculty in celebration of Teacher’s Appreciation Day.

“Hawaii teachers are a vital part of our community and the growth of our keiki. That’s why Jack in the Box Hawaii wants to thank all teachers for everything they do,” said Donna Yano, vice president of Jack in the Box Hawaii.

Hawaii teachers and faculty need to show their ID or pay-stub to receive the free coffee.


Attorney joins ACLU board of directors

The ACLU of Hawaii has announced new members for its board of directors. Recently added to the board are Maui-based immigration attorney Kevin Block; community activist, attorney and politician Kim “Coco” Iwamoto; social worker Stacia Ohira; and attorney Kristen Briane Kananiu’ilani “Kanani” Souza.

Board President Marianita Lopez said: “The ACLU of Hawaii board plays a critical role in our mission of preserving the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by both the Constitution and laws of both the United States and the State of Hawaii. When the rights of society’s most vulnerable members are denied, everyone’s rights are imperiled. This all-volunteer group rises to unique and demanding challenges. We are fortunate to have a board that reflects our diverse communities statewide and combines both long-serving and brand-new members from all walks of life. We are excited to add Kanani, Stacia, Kevin and Kim’s experiences to our important work.”


Tournament aided ‘Project Graduation’

The 11th annual Legacy Cup Golf Tournament sponsored by Central Pacific Bank to benefit Lahainaluna High School’s “Project Graduation” was held April 6 at Ka’anapali Golf Courses. Joel Navarro, assistant vice president and senior commercial banking officer for Central Pacific Bank, is the founder and chairman of the event. He and Liz Sager, president of Hawaii State PTSA, along with the “Project Graduation” committee, worked together on the event to raise enough funds to ensure that the cost per student to attend “Project Graduation” is affordable for every graduating senior.

With a sold-out field of 148 golfers, 50 volunteers and along with the support of many Maui organizations that donated prizes and holes sponsorships, the event was a success.

This year’s winner of the Legacy Cup was Team Hyatt Regency Maui.


Smart driver course offered this month

AARP’s Smart Driver Course will be offered as follows:

• 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday at Kalama Heights in Kihei.

• 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Saturday at the Central Maui Adult Day Care Center in Kahului.

• 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., May 18 at Roselani Place in Kahului.

• 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 22 at Kaunoa Senior Center in Spreckelsville.

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

Preregistration is requested by calling Kaunoa Senior Services at 270-7308.


Veterans to conduct ceremony in Lahaina

West Maui Veterans will have a ceremony for past and present members at 10 a.m. May 25 at 198 Fleming Road in Lahaina. All are welcome to attend.

For more information, contact Frank Perry at (808) 757-8311.