Local Briefs

Peace talks to be held across island

“The Peace in the Pacific Voyage:  How we can reduce the possibility of nuclear war” is the title of a free, public talk by Helen Jaccard, project manager of the Veterans for Peace Golden Rule Project, from 3-4:30 p.m., Sunday at University of Hawaii Maui College’s Ka Lama Building room 103 in Kahului.

The event includes discussion and screening of the film “Making Waves: Rebirth of the Golden Rule.”

The same program is also set for 6-7 p.m. Monday at Makawao Library, 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at Lahaina Public Library.

The peace sailboat, the Golden Rule, arrived in Maui waters Sept. 11 and will remain until the 29th. The sailboat came to Hawaii in an attempt to stop nuclear testing in the Pacific 61 years ago. Re-creating the 1958 voyage with the same 39-foot wooden sailboat, salvaged and restored by Veterans for Peace, is the aim of the Peace in the Pacific project, according to a news release.

The Maui College event is co-sponsored by the UH Maui College Veterans Resource Center and the Veterans for Peace Golden Rule Project, the Makawao and Lahaina Public Libraries and Maui Peace Action.  For more information, call Jaccard (206) 992-6364 or visit www.vfpgoldenruleproject.org.


Maalaea Bay water quality to be topic

Larry Stevens of the Maui Nui Marine Resource Council is the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Kahului meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at Tante’s Island Cuisine, 100 W. Kaahumanu Ave. in Kahului.

Stevens, a board member of the council, will discuss the council’s newest project to improve ocean water quality in Maalaea Bay. He will also speak about Maui’s coral reefs and why they need clean ocean water to survive warming ocean water and rising sea level along with a volunteer program involving data on nearshore ocean water quality.

Lunch costs $20. For more information, contact club Pres. Kwanza Woodson at 268-0137 or send email to kwoodson@hi-employment.com or visit www.kahuluirotary.com.


Pampering event to benefit programs

“Radiant You,” an evening featuring music, food, make-up artistry, hair styling, flower crowns, reiki and more will be held from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday at the Haiku Mill, at 250 Haiku Road.

Tickets are $125 per person, and can be purchased at www.meiliautumnbeauty.eventbrite.com.

Proceeds of ticket sales from the event provide wellness kits consisting of clean skincare, nontoxic make-up products, and an array of self-care and uplifting products for the women in the Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Center and Maui Cancer Wellness Retreats programs, according to a news release.

The event is being put on by Mei Li Autumn Beauty, a Maui bridal hair and cosmetic company, which is celebrating its five-year anniversary.

Every year, the company volunteers to do hair and make-up for the women in those two programs.


Italian American club hosts potluck

The Italian American Social Club of Kihei will host its monthly potluck meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at St. Theresa Church hall.

St. Theresa is located at 25 Lipoa St. in Kihei.


Pau Hana set with Kihei Wailea Rotary

The Kihei Wailea Rotary Club will hold a “Pau Hana” event at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the shade trees at the north end of Kamaole Beach Park III.

Bring pupu to share, a chair and one’s favorite beverage. It is open to the public.

For questions, email margief1202@yahoo.com.


Kamehameha III plans tsunami drill

King Kamehameha III School has scheduled a tsunami evacuation drill for 8 a.m. Thursday.

Traffic will be impacted from the intersections of Prison and Front streets, Shaw and Front streets, and the intersection of Honoapiilani Highway and Shaw Street. 

The drill concludes the school’s “September is Safety Month” activities.


Youth development program discussed

Dawn Jackman, the director of the Island Ladies, Island Gents Program, will be the next guest at Akaku’s Upstairs program from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Discussed will be “How to Turn Girls & Boys Into Ladies and Gentlemen.”

Island Ladies, Island Gents is part of the Gentlemen By Choice Community Development Corp.’s Youth Personal Development and Leadership Program, according to a news release. It targets boys and girls in underserved communities and aims to boost self-esteem and confidence while providing participants with the knowledge, tools and discipline to visualize the opportunities that are available to them.

The Akaku Upstairs program is free and open to the public. Walk-ins are welcomed but reserving a seat is recommended. For more information, go to www.akaku.org/salons or call 871-5554.


AAUW to learn of healthy brain tips

Christine Spencer, regional coordinator for the Maui County Alzheimer’s Association, will be the guest speaker at the American Association of University Women’s meeting Sept. 28 at Moose McGillycuddy’s in Kihei.

A social half-hour will be at 10 a.m., then the business meeting at 10:30 a.m., followed by the speaker and lunch.

Spencer will discuss “Healthy Living for Your Brain: Tips from the Latest Research,” a program designed by the Alzheimer’s Association.

She will present current research and practical information to help men and women age well. She will explain the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and the risks of both.

RSVP with menu choice to Virginia Shaw at aauwspeakermeeting@yahoo.com. There will be a $3 charge for AAUW members and $5 for guests, plus the cost of lunch. Guests are welcome.


Toastmasters host comedy speech gig

No Ka Oi Toastmasters Club is sponsoring “Just for Laughs: Humorous Speaking Event,” on Friday at the Maui Coffee Attic in Wailuku.

The free event features club members who will be able to sharpen their speaking skills at the event, and it provides a showcase for the benefits of joining a Toastmasters club.

Doors open at 5 p.m., with the program from 6 to 8 p.m.

For more information, send email to vpe-7854@toastmastersclubs.org.


Documentary about Fukushima to play

A documentary about people from Futaba Town in Fukushima Prefecture, devastated by the East Japan Earthquake and nuclear crisis, will be shown on Sept. 28 at the courtyard at Lahaina Jodo Mission.

Maui Taiko will perform at 6:30 p.m., followed by the film at 7 p.m. Suggested donation is $10.

In the movie, residents find hope and inspiration when they learn that Fukushima Ondo, a bon dance song from their region, continues to be performed in Hawaii. Through their exchange with Maui Taiko, residents head to Maui to see the dance being performed.

A trailer can be seen at youtu.be/HNEkGv-aSkw.


Contractor women to test putting skills

Maui Contractors Women’s Auxiliary has its 17th Annual Putting Championship at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 28 at Maui Golf and Sports Park in Maalaea. 

Entry fee is $100. All participants receive a prize. 

The event will raise funds  for Mental Health Kokua and March of Dimes  Maui. 

To enter, or for more information, send email to MCWAoutreach@gmail.com.


Children’s clothing exchange planned

A keiki clothing exchange is set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 28 at Waipuna Chapel, 17 Omaopio Road in Kula. 

Participants can bring unneeded clothes for newborns through 12-year-olds, and trade them for clothes that fit their children. 

For information, call 878-6343.


Story time set at Maui Ocean Center

Joanne Laird, program director for the Read Aloud America Program, has Keiki Story Time in the Maui Ocean Center’s Makai Theatre at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 29.

The 30-minute story time is geared for children ages pre-kindergarten through 2nd grade and will feature popular children’s picture books. 

There will be healthy snacks provided for the children by Maui Ocean Center.  At the end of the session, each child will be able to select a new book from the Read Aloud America library to take home. 

There will also be drawings for door prizes.

Space is limited and reservations must be made in advance.  Children are admitted free to the park and parent/caregivers will be offered the ka’amaina price of $18.95, according to a news release.

Eventbrite link for registration is raamaui.eventbrite.com.

For further information, contact Jordan Saribay at jsaribay@mauioceancenter.com.


Yacht Club’s golf tourney is Sept. 28

This year marks the 30th Annual Charity Golf Tournament hosted by the Lahaina Yacht Club. Over the past 29 years, the club and and community have raised over $242,000 dollars for various charities on Maui. This years proceeds will benefit Hospice Maui and the Lahaina Junior Sailing program; pushing the donated amount to over $250,000.

The tournament will be Sept. 28, at the Ka’anapali Kai Course. Many local businesses, such as Whalers Realty, TS Restaurants, UFO Para-sailing and Maui Jim to mention a few, continue donating prizes year after year. This year will be Mercedes Benz is sponsoring a Par 3 “HOLE IN ONE,” with prizes and awards party afterwards at Lahaina Yacht Club. The shotgun scramble includes special games, bonuses and treats at every hole. Entry is $125; Gold Package includes 4 players, hole sponsorship, aafter party tickets and four bonus bundles.

Limited to the first 22 teams. “In Memoriam” Hole Sponsorships available for $100, Corporate Tee and Hole Sponsorships available for $200.

For more information, call Dave or Katarina at 808-661-0191, or email portcaptain@lyc.us or office@lyc.us.


Habitat fundraiser golf tournament set

Habitat for Humanity Maui announced that its 17th annual Golf Tournament is set for October 5 at Maui Nui Golf Course in Kihei.

Registration is $125 per player, which includes the awards banquet at Sunset Bar and Grill.

There will be a shotgun start at noon, and play will be four-person best ball scramble. There will be special contests and hole-in-one prizes.

In conjunction with the Golf Tournament, Habitat for Humanity Maui is holding an online auction that will close with end of the golf tournament banquet at 7 p.m. 

The online auction site is at BiddingOwl.com; search for Habitat for Humanity Maui.

To sign up a team or to become a sponsor, contact Habitat for Humanity Maui at 242-1140 or visit http://www.habitat-maui.org.


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