Local Briefs


Halloween program set at Kahului library

Children are invited to dress up for Halloween at 3 p.m. Thursday at Kahului Public Library. Mr. Kneel (Neil McIntyre) performs as a hip-hop emcee and beatboxer. This free one-hour performance is suitable for all ages. No reservations are needed. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

The event is sponsored by the Maui Friends of the Library and the University of Hawaii Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program.


Halloween fun for keiki at library

Cirque Jolie

Keiki of all ages are invited to dress up early for Halloween and enjoy a morning of magic, balloon art and fun with Cirque Jolie at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Wailuku Public Library. This is a special (not scary) Halloween program, according to an announcement. It is sponsored by the Maui Friends of the Library.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.


Made in Maui festival at MACC

The annual Hawaiian Airlines Made in Maui County Festival will take place Friday and Nov. 2 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Now in its sixth year, this popular event features more than 140 vendors offering hundreds of made-in-Maui-County products, including food, art, crafts, jewelry, fashion, furniture, gifts and collectibles:

• 1:30-6 p.m. Friday — Exclusive Shopping Day. Tickets $35 per person; children 12 and under admitted for free. Tickets available in person at MACC Box Office or by phoning 242-7469.

• 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Nov. 2 — Big Festival Day. Admission is $5 cash only (purchase that day only at MACC Box Office); children 12 and under admitted for free. There will be free shuttles and free parking to and from War Memorial gym and stadium, Queen Ka’ahumanu Center, and Kahului Shopping Center.


St. Rita Church hosts Fall Sale

St. Rita Church in Haiku will host its ninth annual Fall Sale from 7 a.m to 2 p.m. Nov. 2. The event will feature a huge rummage sale, fresh produce, plants, crafts, jams, jellies and scrumptious breads baked by the St. Rita bakers.

Kalua pork plate, gandule rice and Portuguese soup are on the food venue. Also featured will be a silent auction for hotel gift certificates, restaurant meals, haircuts, tools, jewelry and artwork made by local crafters.

Entertainment will be provided by Jamie Park, Wayne Freitas and friends during the event.


Library to celebrate Day of the Dead

The pubic is invited to celebrate the Mexican Day of the Dead Nov. 2 at Lahaina Public Library. An interactive hip-hop show with Latin-inspired music and beatbox moves is scheduled at 11 a.m. At noon, Dia de los Muertos is the theme of a craft activity for all ages. Pixar’s “Coco,” a computer-animated fantasy film that was inspired by the holiday, screens at 1 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Maui Friends of the Library and the University of Hawaii Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program.


Diabetes subject of free workshop

“Diabetes 101: Understanding Diabetes” is the title of a free HMSA Health Education Workshop that will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at 70 Hookele St., Suite 1220, in the Pu’unene Shopping Center in Kahului.

In this workshop, attendees will learn the basic facts, risk factors, and possible complications related to diabetes.

Registration is required. To register, call 1 (855) 329-5461 toll free, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.


Keiki invited to Halloween parade

The 40th annual Keiki Halloween Parade will begin at 4:30 p.m. Thursday on Front Street in Lahaina. Children are invited to wear their Halloween costumes and enjoy the family friendly parade festivities.

The three Rotary clubs of Lahaina are the leading sponsors of the parade, with support from the County of Maui and LahainaTown Action Committee.

Volunteers are needed to walk in the parade and hand out candy. To volunteer, contact Joseph D. Pluta, a Rotarian and parade chairman, at 283-4533.

Pluta has been the master of ceremonies these past 40 years and was unanimously selected as grand marshal of the parade this year.

The parade starts at the corner of Papalaua and Front streets. Participants will march down Front Street with the parade ending at the Campbell Park adjacent to the Wharf Cinema Center across from Banyan Tree Park. All keiki from preschool to teenagers are invited to march in the parade and should assemble at the Outlet Mall area by the clock tower by 4:15 p.m. at the latest.


Students seeking donations for event

Wailuku Elementary School students are visiting neighborhoods to ask for Fun Run donations to help the PTSA raise funds for school programs such as art and creative movement.

The funds also allow the school to provide the students with special events during the school year, such as Wildcat of the Month Recognition, Pumpkin Patch, Santa’s Workshop, May Day and 5th Grade Celebration.

Contributions are tax-deductible (ask for receipt).


Storyteller to share spooky stories

Kathy Collins will share spooky stories in the spirit of Halloween, local style, at the noon to 1 p.m. Monday meeting of the Rotary Club of Kahului at Tante’s Island Cuisine in the Maui Seaside Hotel in Kahului.

Collins is an actress, storyteller, comedian, radio and TV host, newspaper columnist, freelance writer and proud Maui girl. She has shared Hawaiian legends and other ethnic folk tales with audiences across the state, the Mainland and Canada, including Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival.

The public is invited; lunch costs $20.


Pizza sales, auction to benefit museum

Maui Historical Society, Hale Ho’ike’ike at the Bailey House invites the public to its fundraiser from 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday at Flatbread Co. in Paia. A percentage of all pizza sales during those hours will be donated to the society.

A special auction will be available for bidding between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Items include Ni’ihau shell lei, feather lei and lauhala jewelry.


Two local stores to pack 20,000 meals

On Nov. 2, Hamai Appliance and Abbey Carpet of Maui, two locally owned stores, will pack a total of 20,000 meals as part of the nationwide No Child Hungry program. Each store will be pack 10,000 meals at their respective locations, starting at 9:30 a.m.

Hamai Appliance is a member of Nationwide Marketing Group, North America’s largest appliance and furniture buying group. The group is coordinating this program. At its semiannual meetings, it said it has packed close to 1 million meals that have been distributed to various locations.

The 20,000 meals packed on Maui will be distributed locally to various agencies. Donations are welcome. Purchase of one No Child Hungry T-shirt makes 50 meals. For more information, contact Hamai Appliance at 877-6305 or Abbey Carpet Maui at 871-5825.


Community meeting set at Baldwin High

The first of two annual Baldwin High School Community Council community meetings is set for Nov. 6. Free dinner will be served at 5 p.m. in the cafeteria, followed by the SCC meeting in the library. On the agenda is introduction of Keoni Wilhelm, the new principal, as well as a student showcase and Strive Hi results. RSVP for dinner by calling 727-3200 by Thursday.


36-hour course on starting a business

Hourlong introductory classes for Maui Economic Opportunity’s Business Development Center Core Four Business Planning are scheduled for 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, at MEO’s Family Center in Wailuku and noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Maui County’s Business Center at the Maui Mall in Kahului.

Featured is a 36-hour course on how and why to write a business plan, while providing real time information on what is needed to know to start, operate and grow a successful business in Maui County.

The six-week series begins Nov. 5, 9 a.m. to noon, and is scheduled two days a week through Dec. 17. Cost is $300, with scholarships available to all applicants. Registration for the upcoming series is any weekday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at MEO’s Family Center. To learn more, call 249-2990.


Harvest Party set at Pukalani Baptist

Pukalani Baptist Church will be holding its Harvest Party from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

There will be a free dinner, games, prizes, cakewalk and costume parade for all ages.

The church is located at the corner of Old Haleakala Highway and Loha Street, across from Pukalani Superette.

For more information, email pbckidz@gmail.com or call 572-7968.


Caring for veterans focus of workshop

A free caring for veterans workshop will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 2 at Kaunoa Senior Center, 401 Alapaka Place in Spreckelsville.

The event will include a morning general session and afternoon breakout sessions. There will also be a dozen resource tables to visit before the event and during lunch break, with both local and Veterans Affairs representatives.

Morning breakfast items and lunch will be included for preregistering with Kaunoa at (808) 270-7308.

Free mini massages by the Makawao Massage school will be offered during the lunch period as well.


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