Local Briefs


Student will attend national conference

Kihei Charter School senior Kandalynn Naidl will attend a national environmental conference June 23-28 in Washington, D.C., at George Mason University.

The Washington Youth Conference on the Environment brings together George Mason University, The National Geographic Society and the Smithsonian Institute to focus on leadership and careers in environmental science and conservation with 250 of the nation’s top high school juniors and seniors.

Naidl was nominated and invited based on her active environmental awareness, current and past projects, and outstanding academic excellence.


Event showcases amateur radio

Members of the Maui Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise Saturday and June 23 at the cow pasture just past Hookipa Beach Park.

Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have established temporary ham radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase the science and skill of amateur radio. This event is open to the public.

For more information about Field Day or amateur radio, contact Trip Hill, president of the Maui Amateur Radio Club, at WH6FAM@arrl.net, visit the Maui Amateur Radio Club Event page at www.kh6rs.com/events.html or visit www.arrl.org/what-is-ham-radio.


Volunteer training at Hospice Maui

Hospice Maui is offering its annual volunteer training Sept. 17, 20, 21, 23, 27 and 28. Interested volunteers are encouraged to apply, especially people who can speak or translate Japanese, Ilocano and Tagalog (fluency not required).

Interviews begin July 1. For more information, contact Hospice Maui Volunteer Coordinator Sara Sparling at

244-5555, ssparling@hospicemaui.org or apply at www.hospicemaui.org/volunteer.


Workshop on dye making at gardens

Maui Nui Botanical Gardens will host a Dye Making Workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Participants will learn innovative processing techniques of many Hawaiian plants and other substances, to produce traditional natural dyes used on kapa cloth. Lisa Schattenburg-Raymond and Lei Ishikawa will share information on identifying, collecting, preparing dyes, and the use of natural additives to manipulate color.

The cost is $125, or $100 for current garden members. For reservations, contact 249-2798 or info@mnbg.org.


False killer whales subject of free talk

Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary in Kihei will host a free presentation about false killer whales at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Attendees will learn about the health and ecology of this population, the threats that they face and the research that is being done to reduce fishery interactions.

The sanctuary is located at 726 S. Kihei Road.


MHS Class of ’79 announces reunion

The Maui High School class of 1979 will have its 40th Class Reunion on Maui Aug. 16-18. For details, refer to the class website at www.mauihigh79.com. The final day to sign up is July 13.


Akaku Upstairs talk about sea turtles

Hannah Bernard and Magdalena Carey of the Hawaii Wildlife Fund will give a presentation titled “Protecting Hawaii’s Sea Turtles” during the ongoing Akaku Upstairs Summer Salon Series from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Kahului.

The event will include a screening of the award-winning “Red Turtle Rising.”

Akaku is located at 333 Dairy Road, Suite 204. To RSVP, call 871-5554.


Maui Tomorrow topic for speaker

Albert Perez, executive director of Maui Tomorrow Foundation, will be guest speaker at the noon to 1 p.m. meeting of the Rotary Club of Kahului on Monday at Tante’s Island Cuisine in Kahului.

Perez will give an overview of the genesis of Maui Tomorrow, some of its accomplishments and some of the issues it is working on.

Lunch costs $20. Tante’s is located at 100 W. Kaahumanu Ave.


Uncle Wayne and band touring libraries

Maui’s own Uncle Wayne and the Howling Dog Band will help celebrate the 2019 Summer Reading Program, “A Universe of Stories,” with performances at Maui County libraries:

• 2:30 p.m. Monday — Molokai Public Library.

• 10 a.m. Tuesday — Wailuku Public Library.

• 10 a.m. Wednesday — Lahaina Public Library.

• 10:30 a.m. Friday — Kihei Public Library.

• 10 a.m. Saturday — Makawao Public Library.

• 1 p.m. Saturday — Kahului Public Library.

For more information, visit librarieshawaii.org/events.


Cookie sale, car wash planned Saturday

Roselani Place will have a car wash and cookie sale fundraiser from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the parking lot at 88 S. Papa Place in Kahului.

The car wash is an $8 donation per vehicle, any size. Fresh-baked Roselani Place cookies will be available for $5 donation per bag. All proceeds will go to benefit resident activities.


Lions clubs screen 6,287 students

A total of 6,287 students at 38 public and private schools on Maui were vision or hearing screened by members of the Airport Lions, East Maui Lions, Haleakala Lions, Kahului Lions, Mauna Kahalawai Lions and Maui Lions clubs on Maui for the 2018-19 school year.

Vision/Hearing Chair David Rudd reported that the 684 students (10.8 percent) were referred to their parents/guardians for further follow-up by their eye/hearing doctors. He reported that there were 262 volunteers (Lions, Central Pacific Bank employees, ProVision) who provided 655 man-hours of service. He said that plans are underway to set dates for screening for the 2019-20 school year. He hopes to set the screening dates early so students who fail the test could get medical help early in the school year.


Match making event for small businesses

Small-business owners can meet with prime contractors and government agencies to build relationships for business opportunities during the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. July 11 at the Maui Research and Technology Center Conference Room, Suite 159, in Kihei.

The deadline to register is June 30 at mauijuly11businessmatchmaking.eventbrite.com. There is a maximum of two attendees per firm. For more information, contact don.fukuhara@hawaii.gov.


Kula AARP Chapter will meet Monday

The regular meeting of Kula AARP Chapter will be held Monday at the Kula Community Center. The meeting begins with refreshments at 9 a.m., followed by the program at 9:30.

Johnny Medeiros of the Wildlife Service will give an update on the various wildlife inhabiting the island.

The presentation is open to the public; no reservations are necessary. For more information, call Diane Logsdon at 878-3448.


Guitarist to perform at 3 Maui libraries

Jeff Peterson will perform guitar tunes that celebrate Polynesian navigation, Halea-kala and the aurora borealis, and play original music during free 45-minute performances at three Maui libraries:

• 6 p.m. Thursday — Wailuku Public Library.

• 6:30 p.m. June 25 — Kihei Public Library.

• 6:30 p.m. June 26 — Makawao Public Library.

Programs are suitable for all ages. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.


Medical cannabis talk set in Kahului

The Pono Life Education and Resource Center at 415 Dairy Road in Kahului will offer a medical cannabis education event at 5 p.m. Thursday titled “Cannabis for Seniors.”

Elaine Slavinsky, the education center’s director, will lead the discussion. In addition to providing an overview of medical cannabis applications for senior citizens, Slavinsky will provide information on the potential benefits of medical cannabis in relieving arthritis, a condition prevalent among older demographics.

The talk is free and open to the public.


Sale to benefit scholarship fund

A rummage sale will take place from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Kahului Elementary School cafeteria. Proceeds will go to the scholarship fund of the Gamma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International, an honorary society of women educators.

The scholarship benefits a graduating high school senior or a college student who plans a career in education.

Rummage sale items will include plants, books, household items, clothing, toys and jewelry.


Event a benefit for grieving youths

Na Keiki O Emalia will host its annual online fundraiser, Emalia’s Table, from Wednesday through June 25, offering supporters dining opportunities, travel packages and unique experiences to share with family and friends. All proceeds support NKOE’s no-cost services for grieving children and teens on Maui.

Supporters can bid online for dinners, travel packages and unique experiences to share with family and friends. Auction details are at ET2019.ggo.bid. Participants can also call 868-2282 to place bids or donate.

Emalia’s Table was created in honor of namesake Emalia Brown Guard’s birthday. Emalia loved celebrating birthdays, and this fundraiser encourages donors to enjoy a wonderful event as they fund Na Keiki O Emalia.

For more information, contact Brooke Brown at (808) 214-9832, brooke@nkoemaui.org, or Emalia’s Table Coordinator Carole Zoom at (808) 868-2282, carole@nkoemaui.org.


Luncheon will honor kupuna

The 47th annual Kupuna Aloha Luncheon will take place at the Grand Wailea Haleakala Ballroom from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 27. This event is hosted by the Maui County Senior Planning and Coordinating Council and supported by Maui Economic Opportunity Inc.

Former Mayor Alan Arakawa and MEO retiree Agnes Groff will be recognized as the Kupuna Advocates of the Year.

Display tables and/or luncheon tickets may be purchased no later than June 28. No tickets will be sold at the door.

To purchase a display table and/or luncheon ticket, or for more information, contact Zilpah Kamiola at 243-4313 or zilpah.kaimiola@meoinc.org.