Local Briefs


Rabbi will share personal stories

“We Salute Israel” is the title of an interactive lecture that will be presented by visiting lecturer Rabbi Liat Yardeni Tuesday at Beit Shalom

Synagogue, 634 Alulike St. in Kihei. There will be refreshments at 5:30 p.m. followed by the lecture at 6.

The presentation will include video clips and true personal stories of an intelligence officer for the Israeli Army.

This event is being co-hosted by the Jewish Congregation of Maui and the Hawaii-Israel Alignment.


Hawaiian language subject of talk

Hawaiian Immersion Preschool Director Kili Namau’u of Punana Leo O Maui will share her impressions regarding the impact of early Hawaiian language education during the Akaku Upstairs Summer Salon Series from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at 333 Dairy Road, Suite 104, in Kahului.

Namau’u will describe Punana Leo O Maui’s “whole family approach” and its influence on the lives of teachers, students and their families.

To RSVP, contact Akaku Maui Community Media at www.akaku.org/salons or 871-5554.


Mindful healing focus of event

Mental Health America of Hawaii will host a brown bag lunch event from 12:20 to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the J. Walter Cameron Center in Conference Room 1.

Jessica Brazil will give a presentation titled “Building Connection Through Mindful Healing.” Attendees will learn mindfulness tools and techniques; mindfulness practices that can be used to improve mental wellness; and explore the use of mindfulness to build connections and community.

Brazil specializes in an integrative and multicultural approach to health and wellness. She has more than 16 years of experience specializing in clinical and rural social work. She is currently founder and CEO of the Mindful Living Group, overseeing a team of professionals dedicated to mindful living and improving the lives of others through health and wellness services.

To RSVP, email Danielle.bergan@mentalhealthhawaii.org.


Free class for expectant parents

Dr. Irene Papaconstadopoulos, a board-certified pediatrician in Kahului, will present a free one-hour class to expectant parents at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the new HMSA office located near Target.

The class will cover what to expect in the first days and weeks as a new parent.

Topics will include breast-feeding basics, maternal medication management, vitamin supplementation and exercise.

In addition, expecting parents will have the opportunity to have a Q&A session with Papaconstadopoulos.

The event is free but preregistration is required. To RSVP, visit frankbaummd.com.


Art supply drive at Duke’s this month

Duke’s Beach House in Kaanapali will host an art supply drive during the month of August. All donated supplies will support art programs at local schools. For every five art supplies donated from the recommended list, Duke’s will offer a $15 food credit. Recommended art supplies include crayons, markers, paint sets, colored pencils, drawing pads, watercolor paper, paint brush sets, drawing pencil sets, glue and construction paper.

“We are thrilled to sponsor the Duke’s Second Annual Art Supply Drive and help provide the tools needed to support art programs at our local schools,” said Nick Ware, Duke’s Beach House general manager. “In addition to the Art Supply Drive, Duke’s hosts a Keiki Menu Design Contest and Keiki Holiday T-Shirt Design Contest in an effort to encourage creativity in the next generation of local artists.”

For more information, call 662-2900 or visit www.dukesmaui.com/art-supply-drive.


Happy 60th to the MHS Class of ’77

The Maui High School Class of 1977 will be celebrating turning 60 years old in Las Vegas on Sept. 27 and 28.

There will be a cocktail party from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 27 in the Pikake Room of California Hotel & Casino. There will be heavy pupu and no-host bar; the cost is $50 per person.

Other events Friday include brunch, lunch, dinner, bowling, shopping and spa visit.

The next day, there will be a bacchanal dinner buffet at Caesars Palace.

The deadline for payments is Sept. 9. Make checks out to Caroline Cabanting and mail to 820 Makalii St., Kahului 96732.


Bon dance practice at Paia mission

Rinzai Zen Mission will offer Okinawan plantation-style bon dance practice at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 120 Alawai Road in Paia, next to Baldwin Beach Park. Practice will be one night only.

The mission’s obon will take place Aug. 17 with an obon service at 6 p.m. and bon dance at 7. There will be live music, food, a bazaar, baked goods and more.


Movie matinee at veterans center

The Maui Sons and Daughters of the Nisei Veterans in partnership with the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center will host a free screening of “A Tradition of Honor” Aug. 10 at the center in Wailuku. Doors open at 1 p.m. and the movie begins at 1:30.

The documentary is presented by the Go For Broke Education Foundation in association with the Hanashi Oral History Program. It touches on the story of the 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the Military Intelligence Service. “A Tradition of Honor” was previously featured at the 2003 Maui Film Festival.

This Monthly Movie Matinee will include free popcorn, chips and beverages. It takes place on the second Saturday of each month. Due to limited seating, reservations are required by calling the NVMC office at 244-6862, or Leonard Oka at 249-2163 or 385-7670.


90th anniversary of Wailuku library

Wailuku Public Library will celebrate its 90th anniversary Wednesday with free entertainment:

• 10 a.m. — Keiki concert with Uncle Wayne.

• 10 a.m.-noon — Balloon art by Cirque Jolie.

• 9 a.m.-noon — Tours of the Holoholo Bookmobile.

This event is suitable for all ages. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This event is sponsored by the Maui Friends of the Library.


Kahului school council to meet

The Kahului School Community Council will have its monthly meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday in the school library. Parents and students are invited. For more information, call 727-4700 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on school days.


Rescue tubes topic for guest speaker

Dennis Bagshaw will speak about rescue tubes at Maui beaches during the noon meeting on Wednesday of the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea at Mulligan’s on the Blue.

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

For more information, email margief1202@yahoo.com.


Fundraiser will help Paia mission

The Paia Mantokuji Soto Zen Mission will have a fundraiser sale from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 10 at 253 Hana Highway in Paia.

The mission will sell sushi and other rice dishes, baked goods, food items, plants, gently used furniture and household goods.

Monies raised will help fund the shoreline erosion mitigation project and ongoing maintenance needs at the mission.