Local Briefs


Doctor will discuss foods that heal

“Reversing Lupus, Sjogren’s and Other Chronic Diseases with Supermarket Foods” is the title of a free talk that will be presented by Brooke Goldner, M.D., at 7 p.m. Thursday at the J. Walter Cameron Center in Wailuku.

Topics will include the protocol that reversed lupus in Goldner and a multitude of diseases in others, including autoimmune diseases and other chronic diseases, three foods that make people sick, three foods essential for healing, and simple things one can do now to feel healthier and more energetic.

Goldner has written two best-selling books: “Goodbye Lupus” and “Green Smoothie Recipes to Kick-Start Your Health & Healing.” She has been featured in documentaries such as “Eating You Alive,” “Whitewashed” and “The Conspiracy Against Your Health.” She is a sought-after keynote speaker and is a regular contributor to T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. She is the founder of VeganMedicalDoctor.com; GoodbyeLupus.com and creator of the Hyper-nourishing Protocol for Lupus Recovery.

The talk is presented by the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii; no reservations are needed. Food will be provided by Down to Earth Kahului. For more information, contact 385-2790 or jerome.kellner@gmail.com. The Cameron Center is at 95 Mahalani St.



Youth program topic of presentation

Malia Cahill, executive director of Maui Huliau Foundation, will be guest speaker at the noon to 1 p.m. Monday meeting of the Rotary Club of Kahului at Tante’s Island Cuisine in the Maui Seaside Hotel in Kahului.

Cahill founded Maui Huliau Foundation in 2010 with the mission to promote environmental literacy and leadership among Maui’s youths. She will present an overview of the five main programs serving Maui youths and screen a selection of student-made films.

The public is invited; lunch costs $20. Tante’s is located at 100 W. Kaahumanu Ave.


Fishpond topic of talk at Akaku

The history and restoration of Kihei’s ancient Ko’ie’ie Fishpond will be the topic of the Akaku Upstairs Salon at 6 p.m. Thursday. Joylynn Paman, executive director of ‘Ao’ao O Na Loko I’a O Maui, a group which advocated for the pond’s restoration and preservation as a historical cultural site, will share what she has learned since starting out as a volunteer with the organization in 1997.

Paman will share the short film, “The Mo’olelo of Ko’ie’ie Fishpond,” produced by Akaku’s Jay April and Lou Diliberto, and talk about the historical and cultural significance of Hawaiian fishponds, how they were used to ensure a steady supply of fresh fish for the Hawaiian people, and the extensive restoration process that has been undertaken to ensure that Ko’ie’ie remains intact for generations to come.

Salons are held in the Akaku Media Lab, 333 Dairy Road, Suite 204. To RSVP, go to www.akaku.org/salons or call 871-5554.


Ho’olaule’a set at Keokea Marketplace

The Keokea Ho’olaule’a and Da Taste of Keokea culinary fest will unfold from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Keokea Marketplace, located at Mile Marker 17 of Kula Highway. Entry is $5 for adults and free for keiki 12 and younger.

The Keokea Ho’olaule’a features daylong entertainment and more than 15 vendors, plus sweeping bicoastal vistas, a cool climate and Upcountry community vibes.

Vendor forms are available by sending email to keokeamarketplace@gmail.com or calling (808) 357-1927.

The host Keokea Homestead Farm Lots Association is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit representing Maui’s only agricultural homestead. The latter encompasses 65 2-acre lots dedicated to sustainable, subsistence farming.


Moonlight Mele benefits museum

The Maui Historical Society is hosting a benefit concert from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday called “Moonlight Mele with George Kahumoku Jr. & Friends” for a fee of $5 per person. Children 12 and under will be admitted for free.

The event will feature Hawaiian music by the University of Hawaii Maui College, Institute of Hawaiian Music with UH-MC instructor Keola Donaghy; Neal Yamamura and the La’au Street String Band, and noted Hawaiian entertainer and Hawaiian music mentor, George Kahumoku Jr.

This event will be held on the grounds of Hale Ho’ike’ike at the Bailey House in Wailuku at 2375-A Main Street, on property owned by the Maui Historical Society.


Relay for Life Maui participants sought

The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life Maui County will take place July 20 at the War Memorial Special Events Arena. The event will start at 5 p.m. July 20 and end at 6 a.m. July 21. Teams will be putting up tents and staying overnight but participants can join for an hour or two. Maui Health System will provide a survivor and caregiver event beginning at 6 p.m. July 20 in the main tent.

Relay For Life is a walk and anyone can participate. People form teams and raise money together leading up to the event. Then, everyone comes together for a night that celebrates cancer survivors, remembers loved ones lost to cancer, and unites the community to fight back against the disease.

The relay is traditionally an overnight event that is symbolic of the fact that cancer never rests, so neither does the fight against it. Food, activities (including Luminaria Lap) and entertainment will be provided.

To join or donate, visit RelayForLife.org/mauicounty or call 244-5554.


SAT/ACT prep classes at Seabury

SAT/ACT prep classes will take place July 20, and the weeks of July 22-July 27 and July 29-Aug. 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Seabury Hall. The classes are open to all students, not just those from Seabury, and the cost is $395.

Eleven sessions will cover strategies in taking the math, reading and language portions of the test, and additionally the science portion of the ACT.

The classes will also give students the experience of taking three practice SAT tests and two practice ACT tests.

For more information and to download the registration form, visit seaburyhall.org/sat.


Free Star Party will focus on night sky

In celebration of the Hawaii State Public Library System’s Summer Reading Program, the Holoholo Bookmobile and the UH Institute for Astronomy will host a free Star Party from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Maikalani Advanced Technology Research Center at 34 Ohia Ku St. in Pukalani.

Attendees will view the night sky with members of the Haleakala Amateur Astronomers, take a tour of the universe with the Institute for Astronomy, and learn about the Sun with the National Solar Observatory.

The Holoholo Bookmobile will be open for tours and giving out summer reading incentives, making library cards, checking out library materials, and offering a free craft. Attendees can enter to win a telescope, funded by the Maui Friends of the Library.


Youth center topic for guest speaker

Lehuanani Huddleston-Hafoka of the Kihei Youth Center will be guest speaker at the noon meeting Wednesday of the Kihei Wailea Rotary Club at Mulligans on the Blue.

Huddleston-Hafoka will be speaking about youth center activities and how they help children.

Lunch is $15; the public is invited.

For more information, email margief1202@yahoo.com.


Garage sale will benefit nonprofit

Maui Green & Beautiful is having a garage sale fundraiser from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at 816 Aukai Place in Waiehu Heights.

Proceeds will support the organization’s mission of caring for the aina through preservation, protection and education.

Bargain seekers are encouraged to shop and talk story with members of Maui Green & Beautiful.

For more information, contact mauigreenbeautiful@gmail.com or 879-9169.


Shipping expert to discuss Jones Act

John Dunham, an expert on international shipping, will give a luncheon presentation titled “Will Hawaii Be the Next Puerto Rico?” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Maui Country Club in Spreckelsville.

His talk will be about how in his view the Jones Act has devastated Puerto Rico’s economy — and Hawaii might be next.

Durham says not only does the federal maritime law harm Puerto Rico daily, it hindered hurricane relief supplies to the territory in 2017.

Dunham’s talk is hosted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii. Admission is $10. Maui Country Club is at 48 Nonohe Place.

For more information, contact (808) 465-0438 or info@grassrootinstitute.org.


Rummage sale will benefit nonprofit

A rummage sale to benefit the local Alzheimer’s Association Aloha Chapter will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 520 One St. in Kahului.

Proceeds from the sale will be used to support the Walk to End Alzheimer’s event on Oct. 26. For more information or to donate, contact (808) 591-2771, ext. 8235.

The Alzheimer’s Association on Maui offers free classes, support groups, and consultations.


Workshop for Maui cancer community

The Pacific Cancer Foundation will offer a free meditation wellness workshop to Maui’s cancer community at 10 a.m. Saturday at The Sacred Garden in Makawao.

Attendees will enjoy a walking meditation through a labyrinth led by labyrinth facilitator Eve Hogan.

The workshop is offered free of charge to Maui’s cancer community. Space is limited. To register, call 242-7661 or visit pacificcancerfoundation.org for more information.


Fundraiser to help police foundation

The Maui Police Foundation will have a fundraiser at Warren & Annabelle’s Magic in Lahaina on July 27. There are two shows to choose from: 5 to 9 p.m. or 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.

“The foundation’s goal is to make it possible for every police officer to have the equipment he/she needs to promote safety and to strengthen community relationships through youth outreach programs organized by the MPD,” said Paulette Ramsay Wood, board president. “Through the generosity of Warren, all proceeds from this fundraiser on July 27 will go directly to the foundation as a tax-deductible contribution. This is but another example of how the Maui business community has graciously stepped up to assist us to support public safety and our men and women in blue.”

The evening will include an interactive comedy magic show, cocktails, appetizers and dessert. Tickets are $150 per per person.

To purchase tickets, go to mauipolicefoundation.org. Donations may also be made through the foundation’s website or by calling Wood at (808) 495-8067. Checks may also be sent to: MPF, P.O. Box 2085, Wailuku 96793.


Shave ice sales to benefit ‘Frozen Jr.’

Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice is stepping in as the main sponsor for the Maui Academy of Performing Arts’ upcoming production of “Frozen Jr.”

Leading up to the show July 19-21 and July 26-28 at Seabury Hall’s creative arts center, Ululani’s will be releasing a limited “Frozen” flavor and a “Let it Go” and “Frozen on Maui” combination at its Maui locations. A portion of the proceeds of these flavors and combinations will go to support the educational programs at MAPA throughout the end of the year.

All members of the cast are students from MAPA’s Summer Musical Theatre Camp.

For tickets and information, visit mauiacademy.org or call (808) 244-MAPA.


Kula preschool taking applications

The Waipuna Chapel Preschool is accepting applications for the upcoming 2019-20 school year. Applications are available at waipunachapel.com/preschool or call 878-6343, ext. 1 to make an appointment.


School announces registration dates

Lokelani Intermediate School registration will be from 8 to 11 a.m. July 17 in the school dining hall.

Make-up registration will be from 10:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 25 in the main office.

All students return to school Aug 6.

Bus, lunch and registration fees must be paid in cash. Uniforms will be available during registration and make-up registration.

For more information about uniforms, call the Shaka Mouse company at 276-3705.


Nominations open for ocean guardians

Surfrider Maui’s fourth annual Ocean Guardian Awards has issued a call for nominations.

Each year, Surfrider Maui honors ocean guardians in the categories of community member, ocean athlete and business. Each winner embodies Surfrider Maui’s mission to protect the island’s ocean, waves and beaches and will be honored during the Ocean Guardian Awards Gala Oct. 12 at Andaz Maui.

Nominations must be submitted at maui.surfrider.org/ocean-guardians no later than 5 p.m. July 26.


AARP Smart Driver Course in Kahului

AARP’s Smart Driver Course will be offered from 1 to 5:15 p.m. Saturday at Roselani Place in Kahului.

The 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. To register, call Kaunoa at 270-7308.


Hana students receive scholarships

Two Hana High School graduates have been awarded $2,000 each, a laptop and a Da Kine backpack by the Kukui Malamalama Scholarship program administered by Hana Maui Trust. The Kukui Malamalama Scholarships are funded by local residents interested in seeing more students continue their education after high school.

This year’s recipients are Chason Keoki Hoopai-Waikoloa and Shylan ‘Ilikea Contreras.

Hoopai-Waikoloa will be attending Golden West College in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Contreras will be attending college in Hawaii.

Hana High School, Molokai High School, Lanai High School, KeKula Niihau School, Waianae High School and Kahuku High School participated in the program.