Local Briefs


Job fair for persons with disabilities

Ka Lima O Maui, a nonprofit organization that specializes in helping adults with disabilities attain job skills training and employment services, will host its eighth annual Job Fair from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at Binhi at Ani-Filipino Community Center in Kahului, across from Maui Waena School. There is no cost to attend and no cost to businesses to have a table.

Employers planning to participate include: Aloha Independent Living, Andaz/Hyatt Regency, Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, Bubba Gump Shrimp, Employers Options, Enterprise/Alamo, Gate Gourmet, Goodwill, Grand Wailea, Hawaiian Airlines, HI Employment, Hawaii Petroleum, Hilton, Job Corps, Ka Lima O Maui, Kaiser Permanente, Maui Economic Opportunity, Maui Electric Co., The Ritz-Carlton, Safeway, Sears, Securitas, Sheraton, The Home Depot, TJ Maxx, Wailea Beach Marriott, and Workforce.

For more information, call 244-5502 or email darby@kalimaomaui.org.

Free screening of ‘The S Word’


“The S Word” will screen at Kamehameha Schools Maui, Keupuolani Hale, in Pukalani on Wednesday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the movie begins at 6. A panel discussion will follow.

This documentary is about a suicide attempt survivor on a mission to find fellow survivors and document their stories. The screening is free and open to the public.

For more information or to preview a trailer, visit theswordmovie.com/. Kamehameha Schools Maui may be reached at 573-7236.

HopeFest coming to Four Seasons Resort

The fifth annual HopeFest Maui “A Bridge to Hope” is set for Oct. 19 at Four Seasons Resort Maui in Wailea. Proceeds support the American Cancer Society’s Clarence T.C. Ching Hope Lodge Hawai’i, which provides a place to stay for anyone receiving cancer treatment while on Oahu. Those who cannot attend can sponsor a survivor. Tickets may be purchased at www.facebook.com/events/384302522271030.

For more information, call Carlayna Nakamura at 244-5554.

Open house set at Seabury Hall

Seabury Hall will host an open house for prospective students and families Oct. 19. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. in Cooper House. The program follows from 9 to 11:30 a.m. It includes the school’s mission and philosophy, Upper and Middle School curriculum, extracurricular programs, application and financial aid processes, and presentations by the head of school, division heads and admissions team.

Faculty members will give short demonstrations in their classrooms. The morning will also include a campus tour, student presentations and refreshments. Information will also be shared about the Malone Foundation, Ulupalakua, Maunalei and Hawaiian Ancestry scholarships. For information and reservations, call 572-0807 or email enelson@seaburyhall.org by Thursday.

Cybersafety topic of free presentation

Kahului Public Library will host a cybersecurity expert from 2 to 3 p.m. Oct.19 to share best practices on keeping people’s identities safe on the internet. Topics will include malware protection, using strong passwords, Wi-Fi usage, online shopping and banking, scams, safe email habits, phishing, data backup and social media. The program will conclude with a question-and-answer session.

The program is suitable for teens, college students and adults. For more information, call 873-3097.

Suicide prevention training available

Kahului Hongwanji will host Soul Shop Hawai’i 2019, a one-and-a-half-day training to equip community leaders, clergy, faith and lay leaders, counselors, first responders and essentially anyone interested in learning how to effectively minister to suicidal desperation.

The training will be broadcast live from Saint Louis School in Honolulu to Kahului Hongwanji:

• 6-9 p.m. Friday — Soul Shop for Youth Leaders and Educators. Cost: $10, includes workbook and light refreshments.

• 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 19 — Soul Shop for Community Leaders. Cost: $20, includes workbook, light refreshments, and lunch.

The webinars will be facilitated by Michelle Snyder, Soul Shop director. Training is based on Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training.

To register, visit soulshop19webinars.eventbrite.com or call 871-4732.

White cane safety event in Wailuku

Aloha Independent Living Hawaii, Maui Lions Club and Project Vision host the annual White Cane Safety Day at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the State Building in Wailuku. A celebration of the blind or visually impaired, the free event includes a discussion of the White Cane Law, White Cane Walk and free vision screenings by Project Vision.

Call Kathleen Kenney of Aloha Independent Living Hawaii at 808-866-4690 or email kathleenk@alohailhawaii.org.

Ride emphasizes safe passing law

Maui Bicycling League’s first “Noodle Ride” from Kahului to Paia and back from 8:45 a.m. to noon Oct. 19 aims to raise awareness about the Safe Passing 3-Foot Law, passed in Hawaii in 2018 and 36 other states.

This law sets 3 feet of separation as the clear minimum distance a vehicle should pass a cyclist. MBL will provide each participant with a pool noodle to attach and extend out 3 feet to the left of each bike. The ride is 6 miles on the wide shoulder of Hana Highway, turning around in Paia and heading 6 miles back at a speed of 10-12 mph. The ride will be supported by two trained ride leaders and a support vehicle. Helmets are mandatory and advanced booking is required.

This event is a part of the Maui Cycle Exploration Project, a monthly ride series supported by Hawaii Tourism’s Community Enrichment Program.

To register, go to fareharbor.com/mauibike/items/181815/.

5% of sales will benefit schools

Whole Foods Market’s “5% Day” event, an annual fundraiser in which 5 percent of the total sales from Hawaii Whole Foods Market locations is donated, is set for Thursday. Proceeds from the four Whole Foods Market locations in Kahala, Kailua and Kakaako on Oahu and Kahului on Maui will be donated to Hawai’i Appleseed Center to help expand access to school meals locally.

Postmaster will speak at meeting

Kihei Postmaster Michelle Almeida will be guest speaker at the noon Wednesday meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea at Mulligans on the Blue. Almeida will speak about how the post office is operated.

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

For more information, email margief1202@yahoo.com.

Festival on Friday at Emmanuel Lutheran

Emmanuel Lutheran School invites the community to its 22nd annual Pumpkin Festival from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Kahului campus, 520 One St. Entertainment will include performances by Amy Hanaiali’i, and Sione Liti and Friends. There will be food trucks, games, a silent auction, laser tag and craft vendors.

Registration for mediation training

Maui Mediation Services is offering a four-day Basic Mediation Training course Nov. 1, 2, 8 and 9 at the J. Walter Cameron Center auditorium in Wailuku. The training is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. and includes a 30-minute lunch break.

This an entry-level training is open to those 18 and older and is a prerequisite for anyone interested in becoming a mediator for MMS. The registration fee is $350 and includes training materials and catered lunches. Student and military discounts are available, and also scholarship opportunities. Apply by Monday.

Preregistration is required. For more information or to register, call Maui Mediation Services at 244-5744 or visit www.mauimediation.org.

Sale at church will benefit mission

There will be a multi-family rummage sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 19 at Jesus Is Alive Church, 3700 Haleakala Highway in Pukalani. Tools, household items and crafts are among items to be sold. Freshly made ahi wrap plates will be available for purchase while supplies last. Proceeds from the sale will support missionaries in Africa.

Lua workshop for women only

A free lua workshop for wahine only will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Paukukalo Hawaiian Homes Gym in Wailuku.

The workshop will be taught by Michelle Manu, kumu lua and knight commander of the Royal Order of Kamehameha I (koa_lua@hotmail.com). It is being hosted by Cheri Kualaau, who can be reached at (808) 264-1256.

Cannabis researcher will discuss CBD

Medical cannabis researcher and author Michael Backes will present “All About CBD” from 1 to 3 pm Oct. 19 at the Leis Family Class Act Restaurant at UH-Maui College in Kahului. A $20 registration fee includes class materials and a hot buffet lunch. Register at allaboutcbd.eventbrite.com.

Studies have concluded that CBD can help to mitigate a range of physical ailments, while other studies have demonstrated it can also alleviate conditions like depression, anxiety and addiction, according to Backes.

Gabbard announces annual app challenge

Submissions for the 2019 Congressional App Challenge — a nationwide competition — are being accepted, U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard announced.

Middle and high school students of all skill levels, regardless of coding experience, are encouraged to participate, and learn how to create their own apps. They may use any programming language for any platform.

Contestants can apply by registering at CongressionalAppChallenge.us, where more information is available. Entries are due Nov. 1.

Launched by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2015, the challenge is designed to promote innovation and engagement in computer science. 

Apps could be displayed in the U.S. Capitol, on house.gov and on the Congressional App Challenge website.

Gabbard’s office is a host of the challenge, and she will honor winners.

Prostate cancer specialists to speak

Dr. Mark Scholz from Prostate Oncology Specialists in Marina Del Rey, Calif., and Dr. Benjamin Falit from Pacific Cancer Institute in Wailuku will discuss men’s health and prostate cancer from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Maui Country Club in Spreckelville.

This Pacific Cancer Foundation workshop is hosted in partnership with Maui Adult Day Care Centers.

Because prostate cancer is so slow-growing, Scholz wants to encourage patients to also get tested for common age-related health concerns such as heart disease, low testosterone, colon cancer and osteoporosis. General health and wellness habits such as exercise, diet and annual physicals keep men healthy.

Scholz will cover the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer, as well as general health tips that all men need to know to optimize longevity and maintain quality of life. The opportunity for audience question and answers will follow with both doctors.

To register, call the Pacific Cancer Foundation at 242-7661.

University women announce dinner

The American Association of University Women’s Tastes & Talk dinner will take place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Pita Paradise, 34 Gateway Place, A-108, in Kihei. RSVP to Cathy Thompson at aauwtastesandtalk@gmail.com or (808) 268-1232.


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