Local Briefs


Film commissioner to speak at meeting

Maui County Film Office Commisioner Tracy Bennett 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 Kahului. Bennett will speak on Maui’s film, TV and commercial industry, which keeps more than 200 local crew and actors working on a variety of projects.

After a successful six-year career as a kicker in the NFL and World League, an injury lured Bennett to Hollywood to get into the movie business. He has worked on more than 50 major feature films, including “Armageddon,” “Legally Blonde” and “Pearl Harbor.”

Lunch costs $20. For more information about Rotary, contact club President, Kwanza Woodson at (808) 268-0137 or kwoodson@hi-employment.com.


Workshop looks at cancer, its effects

Pacific Cancer Foundation is hosting a “Thrive & Survive Fall Series,” which explores topics such as fatigue, cancer and effects of treatment, depression, body changes, living with uncertainty and discomfort.

This free six-week workshop was developed at Stanford University and will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday through Nov. 6 at the J. Walter Cameron Center.

Men and women of all ages and different ethnic and economic backgrounds, as well as cancer survivors and newly diagnosed and support people are welcome.

To register, see www.pacificcancerfoundation.org/thriveandsurvive/fall.


Presentations focus on the value of life

Christ the King Church in Kahului and Respect Life Ministry will host Respect Life Month presentations by guest speakers during October. Events take place from 6 to 8 p.m.:

• Tuesday — Teen Suicide with Dr. Darryl Salvador and Sister Cecile “CC” Cabral of the Benedictine Monastery of Hawaii.

• Oct. 8 — Abortion with Lisa Shorba, Hawaii coordinator for Rachel’s Vineyard Ministries.

• Oct. 15 — Child Abuse with Tracy Jones, attorney with Maui prosecuting office and Maui Catholic Charities.

• Oct. 22 — Domestic Violence with Tracy Jones.

• Oct. 29 — Kupuna Care-Elderly Abuse with the Rev. John A. H. Tomoso, retired social worker and Episcopal priest.


Medicare topic of caregiver workshop

Maui Adult Day Care Centers and Maui County Office on Aging will present a free caregiver Medicare 101 workshop on the following dates:

• 9:30-11 a.m. Oct. 5 –Maui Adult Day Care Ocean View Center, Nisei Veterans Memorial Center on Lower Main Street in Wailuku.

• 10-11 a.m. Oct. 9 — Hale Hulu Mamo in Hana (Caregiver Support Group to follow workshop).

• 9-10:30 a.m. Oct. 18 — Hale Mahaolu Home Pumehana on Molokai.

The annual Medicare enrollment season is Oct. 15-Dec. 7. Hannah Harmon, Premier Benefit Consultants, will roll out details for Medicare health plans approved for the State of Hawaii for 2020.

No reservations are needed to attend. Certificates of attendance will be available. Light refreshments will be provided for attendees.

For more information, call Kathleen Couch 871-5804.


Youth designs sought for T-shirt

Duke’s Beach House is seeking an artist 14 years old or younger to design a “Keiki Holiday” T-shirt.

From now until Oct. 18, youths will be able to enter their designs with the goal of having it featured on the Duke’s Beach House Keiki Holiday T-shirt.

The winner will receive a $100 restaurant voucher. The school of the winning participant will also receive a $500 cash prize.

Honorable mentions will each receive a $50 promotional voucher for Duke’s Beach House.

Award winners will be invited to attend a pupu party and award ceremony at the restaurant, according to news release.

For contest rules and the entry form, visit www.dukesmaui.com/t-shirt-contest.

Mail designs along with completed entry from to: Duke’s Beach House, 130 Kai Malina Parkway, Lahaina, HI 96761. Entries may be submitted as hard copies or as digital files.

The winning design and honorable mentions will be announced on Nov. 4 at www.dukesmaui.com and www.facebook.com/DukesBeachHouse.


Blessing of pets set at Kula mission

A blessing of all pets for health and happiness will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 6 at Kula Shingon Mission. Participants are asked to leash their pets or place them in carriers. Pet owners will receive a souvenir amulet. The mission is located at 113 Puanani Place.


Symposium focuses on the environment

The Hawaii Environmental Education Alliance’s eighth annual Environmental Education Symposium will be held at the Kamehameha Schools Maui campus Oct. 7-8. This two-day event will engage participants in hands-on field trips hosted by Maui community partners and immerse them in interactive workshops and presentations.

HEEA is a statewide partnership of teachers, administrators, nature education groups, government agencies and nonprofit conservation organizations.

Registration for the symposium is $150 and includes both field trips and symposium days, food and beverage services, pau hana meet and greet, silent auction bidding access, and a gift. A limited number of financial aid scholarship packages will also be available to registrants.

To register visit: eesymposium.wixsite.com/2019maui/register.

For questions, contact Hoku Pihana, HEEA program manager, at pihana@heea.org or (808) 769-1859.


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