Local Briefs

Free class about ho’oponopono

Keala O Kalani is offering a free Ho’oponopono Basic I class from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 27 in Wailuku. Ho’oponopono is a self-help process of making right or correcting problems. It is designed to bring peace, rhythm and balance to one’s life by releasing, cleansing and transmuting unwanted, negative energies, barriers and obstacles.

Those who attend the class on July 27 may also attend a free Level II class from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 28. For more information, including location of the class or to make a reservation, call Anne Oishi at 870-6182.


Keiki ID & Safety Fair set at mall

The Maui Lions Club and the Mauna Kahalawai Lions Club Branch will host the fifth annual Keiki ID & Safety Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 28 at Lahaina Cannery Mall. Parents and children of all ages are invited to attend this free event.

Activities will include keiki ID fingerprinting and photos, vision screenings, blood pressure readings, keiki crafts and safety information.


Annual party for BHS Class of ’59

The annual party for the Baldwin High School Class of 1959 will take place at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at 57 Maluhia Drive in Wailuku. For more information or to sign up, contact jyoshioka4@hawaii.rr.com or 572-7793.


Memory clinic director to speak

Tom Harding, director of the recently opened Maui Memory Clinic, will be the guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Maui’s noon meeting Thursday at Tante’s Island Cuisine in the Maui Seaside Hotel in Kahului.

Harding is the author of “You CAN Prevent Alzheimer’s!: A Neuropsychologist’s Secrets to Better Brain Health,” and will be talking about his holistic approach to treating patients and families dealing with memory loss.

The meeting is open to the public; lunch is from the menu.

For more information, contact Bryce Thayer at 871-2233.


Bus registration for KYC members

Kihei Youth Center members who would like to use the Maui Economic Opportunity Youth Transportation services for the upcoming school year are required to register. Applications are available at the Kihei Youth Center at 131 S. Kihei Road, Building B.

There is no fee for the MEO Youth Transportation as it is complimentary with the Kihei Youth Center registration.

A KYC membership registration must be completed by an adult or guardian. The cost is $10 per member for all new registrants and $5 thereafter for all renewals.

Scholarships are available for all new and renewed members.

After-school MEO Youth Transportation services for South Maui will be from Kihei Elementary, Kamali’i Elementary, Lokelani Intermediate and Maui High School. For more information, call 879-8698.


Free workshop for cancer community

Pacific Cancer Foundation will offer a six-week cancer survivorship workshop to Maui’s cancer community beginning Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the J. Walter Cameron Center.

This workshop is an evidence-based program developed by Stanford University to teach those affected by cancer the necessary skills and techniques to “thrive and survive” during and after cancer care. “The skills that are learned throughout this series really benefit the day-to-day life of a cancer survivor,” said Nancy La Joy, Pacific Cancer Foundation’s executive director.

The Thrive & Survive 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.


Keiki safety topic of talk at Akaku

“Keeping our Keiki Safe from Real Threats” is the title of a presentation that will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Akaku Media Lab, 333 Dairy Road, Suite 204, in Kahului.

This free Akaku Upstairs event will be led by Dane Ka’ae, director of youth services for Maui Economic Opportunity. He and his staff will share the stage with some of the local youths who participate in MEO’s programs.

To RSVP, go to www.akaku.org/salons or call 871-5554.


Trio will perform at Lahaina museum

The Hawaiian music trio Leo Mana will be the featured artists during a free Hawaiian Music Series concert from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday on the front lawn of the Baldwin Home Museum in Lahaina.

Limited seating is provided and blankets, mats and low beach chairs are welcome. This program is supported by Hawai’i Tourism Authority, the County of Maui Office of Economic Development, and the Outlets of Maui. Hawaiian Music Series is hosted by Lahaina Restoration Foundation.

A paid parking lot is located behind the venue with access from Dickenson Street. Parking fees from the lot are used by the Lahaina Restoration Foundation to maintain and preserve the many historic sites in Lahaina.


Maui Girls 4-H have first donation drive

The Maui Girls 4-H Club held its first community project on May 19 — a donation drive at the Petco Kahului store to help new kittens from the Maui Humane Society.

The 4-H’ers raised $125 in cash donations and collected blankets, cat toys, kitten supplies and cans of kitten food.

The club picked the Humane Society as the organization to help because the members all love animals and think they should get treated with care, the club news release said.

The club said that it was a great experience to learn how 4-H’ers can help the community and meet people who care about animals and the community.


2019 BHS grad DVD available

The Baldwin High School Class of 2019 graduation DVD is available for $35. To order, email digitalaudiovision@hawaii.rr.com with a contact name, mailing address, phone/email, and number of DVDs desired.


Thrift shop adds more retail space

Secondhand Heaven in Makawao has announced the opening of The Back Room on July 27. The additional space will house books, arts and crafts, office supplies, sporting equipment and tools.

The thrift shop is located in the 107-year-old community hall at Makawao Union Church on Baldwin Avenue. The Back Room was used to store church archives for many years before being converted to a storage area. Original oak flooring, walls and ceiling are complemented by large windows overlooking the old Hamakuapoko Road and the ocean near Hookipa.

The thrift shop also stocks housewares and linens, and the separate big room behind the stage will continue to display clothing.

Shop hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Wednesdays, and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sundays. During the grand opening of The Back Room on July 27, coffee and baked goods will be offered.


2 new groups serve LGBTQ+ community

Two new organizations have been formed to better serve Maui’s LGBTQ+ community: Aloha Maui Pride and Maui Equality Coalition.

The focus of Aloha Maui Pride, a not-for-profit organization, is to improve, celebrate, and honor the lives of the LGBTQ+ community on Maui. Currently AMP’s planning group is focusing on fundraising for the annual Pride Festival week Oct. 6-13.

The week will have a variety of events, bringing together the LGBTQ+ community, friends, family, youth, supporters, and allies.

This year’s Festival & BBQ Potluck will be held Oct. 12-13 at the VFW in Kihei. For more information, see alohamauipride.org.

Maui Equality Commission, a not-for-profit formed from the former Maui Pride organization, will serve as the public face and advocate for Maui County’s LGBTQ+ youth and kupuna communities. With a unified community effort, MEC will focus its efforts on educational programming that is specifically focused on prevention, compassion, and the elimination of prejudice and discrimination towards any and all citizens of Maui County.

More information may be found at mauiequality.org.


Rotary Club will host 2 speakers

Tina Ramirez and Nancy Kanyuk from Red Cross will be guest speakers 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.

The pair will give a presentation on disaster preparedness.

Lunch costs $20. The public is invited.