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Joni Jackson

Maui Ki-Aikido offering workshop

Maui Ki-Aikido is offering a special, public workshop for adults and teens from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 24 at the Shunshinkan Dojo, 194 S. Market St., Wailuku.

The class will be taught by Joni Jackson, 6th dan Maui Ki-Aikido instructor. It will center on the fundamental principles of Shin Shin Toitsu (mind and body unified) Aikido through interaction and basic movement. It will focus on how posture, awareness and calmness can aid people not only in the dojo, but in their day-to-day living.

The suggested donation is $10 and no reservations are needed. Participants are requested to arrive by 9:45 to sign in. Comfortable loose clothing and slippers are recommended. For more information, call 283-9226.


Day for families touched by cancer

Mana’olana Pink Paddlers outrigger canoe club, a part of the Maui Canoe Club, will be hosting a free paddle and beach kid’s play day for families who have been touched by cancer on Aug. 24.

The event will run from 9 a.m. to noon at the Maui Canoe Club beach in north Kihei. This event will include a double hull outrigger canoe paddle for children and families, beach games, craft projects and a picnic lunch, provided by the Pink Paddlers.

Accompanied by boat captains, club members and parents/guardians, children will learn how to paddle, search for turtles, see coral beds and cool off with water blaster battles between canoes.

The paddling portion of the program is designed for children 8 to 12 years old. For younger children and those waiting for their turn to paddle, there will be games and activities on the beach, including boogie boarding, corn hole bean bag toss, sand sculpting, silly races and T-shirt making.

Registration is required and space is limited. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian and must bring their own life jackets to paddle canoes.

To RSVP or for questions, email Mana’olana Pink Paddlers at manaolanapinkpaddlers@gmail.com.


LHS benefits from local production

Lahaina’s Ed and Kathy Krafchow of TradeWind Productions donated $35,000 to Lahainaluna High School’s media program recently after filming wrapped up for season two of “Temptation Island.”

Seasons one and two of “Temptation” generated over $12 million in commerce to Maui via hotels, meals, catering companies, transportation companies, hiring of local film/production companies and other hospitality businesses. The show also provided jobs to over 250 local production workers and crew, giving them access to and training from some of the best production teams in Hollywood.

According to the Motion Picture Association of America, the film and TV industry is responsible for more than 6,500 jobs and $233 million in total wages in Hawaii. The economic impact is driven by more than 2,600 people directly employed in the motion picture and television industry, including 1,255 production-related employees, nearly 400 motion pictures and television industry businesses throughout the state.


Training focuses on environment

Maui Mauka Conservation Awareness will host a training on Maui’s natural environment to inform tour guides, informal and formal educators and the general public from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary in Kihei.

The training will focus on watersheds, native plants and animals, and invasive species.

Maui Mauka Conservation Awareness aims to connect conservation professionals with tourism professionals to create a beneficial relationship in nature-based tourism as both can benefit from increasing the quality of interpretation and the level of awareness of Hawaii’s unique natural resources.

To RSVP, sign up at mauimauka.org/trainings.


Benefits of sleep will be explained

“Sweet Dreams — The Benefits of Sleep” is the title of a free HMSA health education workshop that will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. Aug. 24 at the HMSA Center in Kahului.

Studies have shown many links between sleep deprivation, weight gain and other health conditions. In this workshop, attendees will learn how much sleep they need, why you need it, and how to get more (and better) sleep.

Registration is required. Call (855) 329-5461 toll free, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The HMSA Center is located in the Pu’unene Shopping Center, 70 Hookele St., Suite 1220.


Nominations open for MNPD awards

The Maui Nonprofit Directors Association is accepting nominations for its Community Business Award, Humanitarian Award, and Outstanding Nonprofit Executive Director.

Nominees must be affiliated with members of the Maui Nonprofit Directors Association.

Nominees and winners will be announced at the MNPD annual Meeting and Leadership Awards from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

Nomination forms are due no later than noon Sept. 6. Applications are available at www.mauinonprofit.org. Completed applications can be mailed to: Maui Nonprofit Directors Association, P.O. Box 1186, Puunene 96784, or emailed to mauinonprofit@gmail.com. For more information, call Debbie Cabebe at 249-2990.


Cop on Top to help Special Olympics

To raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Hawaii, volunteer, off-duty law enforcement officers will take their duties to new heights for this year’s 18th annual Cop on Top. During the event, participants will rise to the occasion, accepting donations from atop 10-foot scaffolds at the following Maui County locations:

• Thursday-Aug. 24 — Kahului Walmart.

• Friday-Aug. 24 — Kahului Safeway.

• Friday — Lahaina Safeway.

• Aug. 30-31 — Lanai City Richard’s Market.

• Thursday-Friday — Molokai Public Library.

Donations collected from Cop on Top directly benefit Special Olympics Hawaii and its efforts to provide sports programs for athletes year-round, including opportunities to participate in regional and national competitions. Since 2001, Cop on Top has raised more than $3,437,236 for Special Olympics Hawaii athletes statewide.


Gardening class on managing fruit flies

There will be a fruit fly management class, presented by the University of Hawaii Maui Master Garden program, from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 24 at University of Hawaii Maui campus, 310 Kaahumanu Ave., in Kahului at the Community Services Building, Room 205.

Attendees will learn to identify and prevent fruit fly damage and what areas and crops different types like best. Participants are asked to bring an empty one- and two-liter plastic bottle and take home both a lured and baited fruit-fly trap.

To register, call UH College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources Cooperative Extension Office at 244-3242, ext. 228, or email mauimg@ctahr.hawaii.edu.


Bon dance set at Kula mission

Kula Shingon Mission in Kula will have its sunset and obon service at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 24 followed by dancing at 7:30. Food includes nishime, beef stew, chow fun, chili, andagi, saimin and Komoda Bakery stick donuts. Memory lanterns are available.

The mission is located at 113 Puanani Place.


Embroidery class forming in Paia

The Portuguese Association of Maui will offer a six-week workshop on European-style-drawn work embroidery. Most often labeled “Madeiran” embroidery, each piece captures individual threads in the fabric and weaves them into intricate and delicate patterns. The workshop includes history of this form of artwork, hands-on assistance in pattern development, and some materials needed for the workshop.

A free introductory session will take place at 9 a.m. Thursday in Suite 102 of Heritage Hall in Paia. To register, call 243-0065.

The workshops will take place on Thursdays from 9 to 11 a.m. at Heritage Hall starting Sept. 12. The cost is $25 per student and space is limited to five students.

While no previous experience is required, some familiarity with sewing and/or embroidery is helpful. Participants are expected to provide their own fine embroidery needles, a pair of embroidery scissors, a small oval embroidery hoop and paper and pen for taking notes.


Pizza sales, auction to benefit nonprofit

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui invites the community to its fundraiser and silent auction at Flatbread Co. in Paia from 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday. A portion of the proceeds from pizza sales will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui.

For more information, visit www.bbbshawaii.org or call 242-9754. Flatbread Co. is located at 89 Hana Highway.


Service project planned in crater

The Friends of Haleakala National Park are seeking enthusiastic and fit hikers for a strenuous two-night backpacking service project in Haleakala Crater on Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31 to Sept. 2.

The volunteers will hike into and across the crater and stay free for two nights in Paliku Cabin while doing work to protect native plants and nene habitat.

The group will hike out up the Halemau’u Trail on the last day.

To join this trip, first visit and register at www.fhnp.org. For a reservation for this trip or a future trip scheduled on the website, send email or call the leader whose contacts are listed on the service trip page.


Water director to speak at meeting

Jeffrey Pearson, Maui County Department of Water Supply director, will be guest speaker at the noon Wednesday meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea at Mulligans on the Blue.

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

For more information, email margief1202@yahoo.com.


Kula AARP Chapter meets Monday

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

The featured speaker will be Dr. Thomas Harding, a specialist in the fields of Alzheimer’s and dementia. He will discuss dementia-related risk factors that may be present in people’s everyday lives.

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


New exhibit to begin at museum

“Na Akua Akea, The Vast and Numerous Deities” exhibition will be on display at Hale Ho’ike’ike at the Bailey House in Wailuku from Monday through Dec. 28. Exhibit hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (excluding holidays). There is no charge to view the exhibit. Commemorative catalogues will be available for purchase for $3 each.

The exhibit is the culmination of a yearlong weaving journey of nine haumana practitioners from Maui under the instruction of Lloyd Harold Kumula’au Sing Jr. and May Haunani Balino-Sing. The images were created from inspiration of 19 existing ki’i akua hulu manu artifacts in the world today.

The ki’i akua hulu manu were powerful ancestral images who possessed immense mana and served in many capacities. These contemporary images of Hawaiian deities highlight the workmanship and artistry of each haumana and the beauty of ‘ie’ie style basketry.


Ballroom dance tickets on sale

Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association’s Maui Chapter is hosting its 30th Anniversary Ball at Maui Beach Hotel’s Elleair Ballroom from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Sept. 7. There will be showcase performances by dance groups from Oahu and Maui. Tickets are $50 per person and include a no-host bar and refreshments.

For more information, contact Lydia DelaCruz, ticket chairperson, at 244-3263.


Smart Driver Course in Kihei

AARP’s Smart Driver Course will be offered from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Aug. 24 at the South Maui Adult Day Care Center in Kihei.

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.

Preregistration is requested. To register, call Kaunoa Senior Services at 270-7308.


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