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Kamehameha Schools Maui Hawaiian Ensemble will perform from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday on the front lawn of the Baldwin Home Museum in Lahaina.

Ensemble to perform at Baldwin Home

The free Hawaiian Music Series featuring the Kamehameha Schools Maui Hawaiian Ensemble will perform from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday on the front lawn of the Baldwin Home Museum at the corner of Front and Dickenson streets in Lahaina. Kamehameha Schools Maui Hawaiian Ensemble comprises qualified students with talents in voice and dance who share their Hawaiian culture through mele, hula and oli. Students learn a repertoire of Hawaiian songs, dances and chants. They have performed at various venues in the Hawaiian Islands, Aotearoa (New Zealand) and Tahiti. The ensemble often serves as an official representative of Kamehameha Schools Maui at community functions.

Limited seating is provided and blankets, mats and low beach chairs are welcome. This ongoing program is supported by Hawaii Tourism Authority and Outlets of Maui and hosted by Lahaina Restoration Foundation.

A paid parking lot is located behind the venue with access from Dickenson Street. Parking fees from the lot are used by the Lahaina Restoration Foundation to maintain and preserve the many historic sites in Lahaina.


Children and their parents listen to children’s stories presented by Joanne Laird at a recent Story Time at Maui Ocean Center.

Story time back at Maui Ocean Center

Joanne Laird, program director for the Read Aloud America Program, will present Keiki Story Time at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 24 in the Makai Theatre at Maui Ocean Center in Maalaea.

This 30-minute story time is geared for children ages pre-kindergarten through 2nd grade and will feature holiday-themed children’s picture books. There will be healthy snacks provided by Maui Ocean Center for the children.

At the conclusion of the read-aloud 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 at the conclusion of the program.

Space is limited and reservations must be made in advance. Children are admitted free to the park and parent/caregivers will be offered the special kaamaina price of $18.95. After the story time, all may spend the rest of the afternoon in the park.


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

The Eventbrite link for registration is raamaui.eventbrite.com.


Dementia prevention topic of presentation

Catherine Blake, author of the “Dementia Prevention Cookbook,” will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Unity Church of Maui, 483 S. High St. in Wailuku.

She will address how to keep memory sharp via neuroprotective, delicious recipes, the role of saturated fats in memory, what AGEs are and how to avoid them, and how to order healthier food at restaurants.

A donation of $10 is suggested.


Genealogy workshop set for Thursday

The public is invited to join a genealogy workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday offered by Helen Wong Smith, archivist for university records at UH-Manoa, at Kamehameha Schools Maui in Pukalani.

Wong Smith has shared these resources across the state for over a decade. Participants will learn how to search Hawaii resources for information about their mo’oku’auhau, or genealogical story. Participants will be taught to look in nontraditional places (probate, land and historic register records) for information.

The workshop is sponsored by the Charles Reed Bishop Learning Center. Contact Ketra Arcas at 573-7453 or kearcas@ksbe.edu for more information.


Ocean safety talk by former chief

Ocean safety will be the topic of discussion at the weekly meeting of Rotary Club of Kahului from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at Tante’s Island Cuisine, 100 W. Kaahumanu Ave. in Kahului.

Guest speaker Colin Yamamoto will provide an overview on ocean safety in Maui County and the state using data on drownings. He will address the history of rescue tubes and their effectiveness in drowning prevention, and discuss other prevention and education strategies to address fatal and nonfatal ocean accidents.

Yamamoto retired from the Department of Fire and Public safety after 30 years. The last four years he served as battalion chief of Ocean Safety. He is a member of Hawaii Drowning and Aquatic Injury Prevention Advisory Committee and Snorkel Study Subcommittee.

Lunch costs $20. For more information about Rotary, contact the club’s president, Kwanza Woodson, at (808) 268-0137 or kwoodson@hi-employment.com or visit www.kahuluirotary.com.


PCA announces community meeting

Pukalani Community Association is inviting all Maui residents to its community meeting from 6 to 8 p.m.Thursday in the pool room next to the swimming pool at the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center. Light refreshments will be served.

Topics of interest to the Upcountry community and all of Maui County will be discussed:

• Darren Strand of Mahi Pono will update attendees on the company’s planting plans and progress and discuss its need for fencing and windbreaks that might impact homeowner views. He will also address fire prevention strategies.

• County Real Property Tax Administrator Marcy Martin will explain County Council proposals now being considered to create a tiered rate structure.

• A Maui Electric Co. representative will explain how the company copes with major storms and how homeowners can make their homes more resilient to damaging storms.

Attendees will be reminded of the proposed Hoku’ula Affordable Housing Project request for comments prior to its environmental assessment filing. An update on the Dec. 7 Pukalani Christmas Fair and Electric Golf Cart Parade will wrap up the evening. For more information, contact donnajclayton@hawaii.rr.com.


Meditation topic of free presentation

“How to Access the Power of Soul With Meditation,” a free interactive presentation, is set for 7 p.m. Monday at Unity Church of Maui, 483 S. High St. in Wailuku.

Participants can learn about a mindful practice and a way to inner peace, and how to reach their full spiritual potential, according to an announcement.

The event is sponsored by Know Thyself as Soul Foundation, Hawaii.


Pu’u Kukui to host Leadership Day

Pu’u Kukui Elementary School will host its seventh annual Leadership Day 8 a.m. to noon on Dec. 6.

“Leaders Light the Way” is a showcase of student leadership practices.

Registration by email at puukukuileadership@puukukui.k12.hi.us is open until Nov. 29.

For more information, call (808) 727-3000.


Akaku presentation on diabetes support

“Living Well with Type 1 Diabetes” is being presented by Lucia Maya of Luminous Adventures from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Akaku Community Media, upstairs at 333 Dairy Road, Suite 204, in Kahului. The presentation is billed as “real people with Type 1 diabetes and their families that support them.” The event is free and walk-ins are welcome.

Call 871-5554 or go to www.akaku.org/salons for more information.


Caregivers workshop planned at center

“An Evening with Frances Kukugawa” is being hosted by Maui Adult Day Care Centers at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at Nisei Veterans Memorial Center, 665 Kahului Beach Road in Kahului.

“Many caregivers have been touched by Frances’ stories of compassion and humor as she shares her own experiences,” according a news release.

Call 871-5804 to register for this workshop or email Kathleen@madcc.org.


Teacher licensure topic of presentation

University of Hawaii at Manoa’s College of Education will give a free information session about teacher licensure programs offered via distance learning from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday on the University of Hawaii Maui College campus in the Laulima Building, Room 212.

Some programs offer financial stipend opportunities to become licensed teachers in the Hawaii DOE. For more information, contact Karen Wilson at (808) 209-8031 or osassw@hawaii.edu.


Maui Farm director to speak at meeting

Stacey Moniz, executive director of The Maui Farm, will be guest speaker at the American Association of University Women’s luncheon meeting Nov. 23 at Moose McGillycuddy’s in Kihei. The meeting begins at 10 a.m., followed by the business meeting at 10:30, the speaker at 11 and lunch at noon.

Moniz will discuss the transformative work The Maui Farm is doing to support women and their children who have experienced challenges, such as domestic violence and substance abuse. The Maui Farm provides transitional housing, as well as farm-based, family-centered programs that teach life skills through hands-on learning for self-sufficient living.

RSVP with menu choice to Virginia Shaw at aauwspeakermeeting@yahoo.com. There is a $3 charge for AAUW members and $5 for nonmembers, plus the cost of the meal. McGillycuddy’s is located at 2511 S. Kihei Road.


Kaho’olawe subject of discussion

Representatives from the Kaho’olawe Island Reserve Commission will be guest speakers at the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea noon Wednesday meeting at Mulligans on the Blue. They will speak about the history of the island, cleanup and current restoration.

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


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