Local Briefs

Kala‘e Camarillo and Robi Kahakalau

Free concert planned at Lahaina museum

The free Hawaiian Music Series will feature Kala’e Camarillo and Robi Kahakalau on the front lawn of the Baldwin Home Museum in Lahaina from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Limited seating is provided and blankets, mats and low beach chairs are welcome. This ongoing program is supported by Hawaii Tourism and Outlets of Maui. Hawaiian Music Series is 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.


Amy Hanaiali‘i

Women Helping Women event set

Women Helping Women’s 23rd annual dinner event, featuring entertainment by Grammy Award nominee Amy Hanaiali’i, will take place from 5 to 8:30 p.m. March 8 at the King Kamehameha Golf Club in Waikapu.

The evening will include a full buffet and cash bar, silent auction and table-design competition. The theme is “Wahine Alaka’i, Women Leaders Then and Now” and guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite woman leader or hero.

This fundraising event helps fund the nonprofit’s mission to support women who are victims of domestic violence. Tickets are $150 per person or $1,650 for a table of 11. For tickets and more information, visit whwmaui.net or call 446-7342.


Greg LaGoy

Open house planned at Hospice Maui

Hospice Maui is celebrating Greg LaGoy’s 30-year anniversary as CEO of Hospice Maui with an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Hospice Maui, 400 Mahalani St., Wailuku. One of LaGoy’s largest successes has been the design, fundraising, and construction of the 5-bed hospice inpatient facility called Hospice Maui Hale, according to an announcement.


Dr. Seuss’s birthday celebration set

Beatbox artist Mr. Kneel (Neil McIntyre) will lead a celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday at 11 a.m. Feb. 29 at Lahaina Public Library.

Mr. Kneel

This award-winning hip hop musician will entertain with his vocal percussion and dance moves. Birthday cake will be provided. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver to attend this free program.


‘The Pressured Child’ presented by author

Consultant, author and child/family psychologist Michael Thompson, Ph.D., will discuss his book “The Pressured Child” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday at Kamehameha Schools Maui, Keopuolani Hale.

Thompson is the supervising psychologist for Belmont Hill School, an independent boys school in Belmont, Mass., and has worked in more than 500 schools across the United States, as well as in international schools in Central America, Europe, Africa and Asia. He is a frequently requested speaker who works with children and families, according to an announcement.

“The Pressured Child” is described as a presentation for “pressured parents” who have forgotten what school is actually like. It is a talk for parents who are gripped by worries and misapprehensions about their children’s life in school. In the presentation, Thompson describes the psychological journey that children experience during their 13 years in school.

His talk is free and open to the public. Doors open at 5 p.m. RSVP at tinyurl.com/ksmthompson or call (808) 572-3100.


Facilitator training for Grandcares

The Grandcares program at University of Hawaii Maui College in Kahului is offering Grandcares Maui Facilitator Training:

• 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Feb. 29 and four hours online — Grandcares Youth Club Certificate Training, Community Services Building at UH-MC.

• 8 a.m.-5 p.m. March 20-21 — Powerful Tools for Caregivers Certification Training, 310 Kaahumanu Ave. Building 205, Kahului.

Scholarshops are available to waive the training fee ($400). A training stipend may be available.

The Grandcares program fosters self-care skills in grandfamilies, grandchildren and the grandparents raising them.

To register and to inquire about scholarships and stipends, contact Heather Greenwood-Junkermeier at heather8@hawaii.edu or (808) 269-7396.


Free-dive champion to give presentation

Free diver Ben Zyons will give a free presentation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday during Akaku Maui Community Media’s ongoing Upstairs Salon.

Zyons, owner operator of Freedive Hawaii, is the current USA National Freediving Champion. He will educate attendees on the risk associated with breath-hold diving and specifically shallow-water blackout, or fainting from hypoxia. Local freedivers and spear-fishermen may find this presentation valuable and are encouraged to attend.

Akaku is located at 333 Dairy Road, Suite 204, in Kahului. RSVP by calling (808) 871-5554 or by visiting akaku.org/salons.


Moonlight Mele set at Bailey House

Hale Ho’ike’ike at the Bailey House will present Moonlight Mele at 5 p.m. Feb. 29 at 2375-A Main St., Wailuku. Entertainment will feature the University of Hawaii Institute of Hawaiian Music at 5 p.m., Tarvin Makia at 6 p.m. and George Kahumoku Jr. at 7 p.m.

There will be food and drinks available for purchase from Kaeo Kine Grindz and CYMZ Sweet Kre8tionz.

Admission is $5 at the door. Children 12 and younger will be admitted free.


Meditation subject of free presentation

A free interactive presentation on how to access the power of soul with meditation is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday at Yoga Loft, 1847 S. Kihei Road, Suite 203, in Kihei.

Learn about a mindful practice and a way to inner peace, how to transform yourself and how to reach your full spiritual potential.

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


Proposed hotel topic for speaker

Guest speaker Helen Nielsen will provide an update on the proposed Wailuku hotel at the noon meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Maui on Thursday at Tante’s Island Cuisine in the Maui Seaside Hotel in Kahului.

Nielsen will share how this business and community-focused select service hotel can contribute to Wailuku’s community.

For more information, contact Speaker chair Adele Rugg at 879 9964.


Fruit fly control class set at UH-MC

A fruit fly management class will be presented by the University of Hawaii Maui Master Garden program from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 29 at the Community Services Building on the University of Hawaii Maui campus in Kahului.

Attendees will learn to identify and prevent fruit fly damage and what areas on Maui and crops different types like best. Attendees are advised to bring an empty one and two-liter plastic bottle so they can take home both a lured and baited fruit fly trap. To register, call UH College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources Cooperative Extension Office at (808) 244-3242, ext. 228 or email mauimg@ctahr.hawai.edu.


Swimming lessons offered Upcountry

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation announces Learn to Swim program registration beginning at 9 a.m. Feb. 29, at the Upcountry Aquatic Center.

The program will run from March 6 to May 2. See program times below.


• Level 1A Beginner ages 4-8 year olds; 9 to 9:30 a.m.

• Level 1B Beginner ages 6-10 year olds; 9:30 to 10 a.m.

• Level 2 ages 6-10 year olds; 10 to 10:45 a.m.


• Level 3 ages 7-12 year olds; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Classes are limited, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. A parent or adult guardian must register in person with a child. A swim test may be held to determine a child’s level of participation.

The Upcountry Aquatic Center is located at 90 Pukalani St.

For questions, contact Fran Yamamoto at frances.yamamoto@co.maui.hi.us or call (808) 270-6138. For general Parks & Recreation information, visit www.mauicounty.gov/parks.


Open house for domiciliary home

Lokelani ‘Ohana’s state-licensed domiciliary home will have an open house from 10 a.m. to noon Friday and from 1 to 5 p.m. March 1 at 295 Mikohu Loop in Kahului. Light refreshments will be served.

The home serves people with developmental disabilities.

The event will also celebrate the life and artwork of weaver Dana Allen. For more information about the organization, visit lokelaniohana.org.


Bazaar planned at Paia mission

Paia Mantokuji Soto Mission in Paia will have its 43rd annual bazaar fundraiser from 7 to 11 a.m. March 1 at 253 Hana Highway, across from the Paia Community Center.

Food items include traditional Japanese nishime, manju, shiso rice, ohagi and local favorites like Space musubi, chow fun and jellies. The temple is also selling cookies, pies and donuts.

There will also be items for the home and garden, with a selection of plants, flowers, cement pots, crafts, clothes, dishes, kitchenware, furniture, tools and collectibles.

For more information, call 280-5007.


Waiola Church will celebrate Keopuolani

The 197-year-old Waiola Church will host the Celebration of Mo’i Wahine Keopuolani, The Sacred Queen of Hawai’i, on the church grounds in Lahaina on Feb. 29. The community is invited. Events will commence at 8 a.m. with the kau ha’i delivered by Nalani Kanaka’ole of the esteemed Edith Kanakaole Foundation.

Keopuolani’s final resting place is the Royal Tomb located in Waiola’s Waine’e graveyard.

Educational and historical talks throughout the morning will be led by Ronald Williams, Ph.D. Also contributing will be Tanya Lee-Greig, archaeologist and principal investigator for Aina Archaeology. Together with her staff, they will be completing a 3D laser scan of the Royal Tomb and monument to create a detailed digital model for archival and educational purposes.

The celebration will conclude with a Tamaaraa, a Tahitian Feast, with food, song and dance. Gates for the feast open at 5:30 p.m. Ticket prices for the evening meal and entertainment are $30 per person. Dinner tickets are available at the church office. This event is made possible through the County of Maui Office of Economic Development.

For additional information, visit waiolachurch.org.


Rummage sale at Lihikai school

The Hawaii Alpha Delta Kappa Gamma Chapter on Maui will have a rummage sale from 7 to 11 a.m. Feb. 29 at the Lihikai Elementary School cafeteria. Clothing, household items, toys and books will be among the items for sale. Proceeds will support Gamma’s organization, which includes providing scholarships to high school seniors.

Alpha Delta Kappa is an international organization of women educators dedicated to improving education and the teaching profession, increasing world understanding and making a difference in the community through altruistic endeavors.


Forest restoration trip on Feb. 29

Auwahi Forest Restoration Project volunteers will meet at Ulupalakua Ranch Store on Feb. 29 for an 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. work excursion. Due to rough, steep terrain, hiking boots that cover the ankle are required.

Volunteers should pack layered clothing, rain gear, two liters of water, lunch, sunscreen and a hat. There is a limited number of four-wheel drive vehicles and limited room for volunteers. To RSVP, email volunteer@auwahi.org.


Minnesota reunion at Kalama Park

The 31st annual Minnesota Reunion and Potluck Picnic will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 29 at Kalama Park in Kihei. Those attending are asked to bring a Minnesota hot dish, wear a Minnesota T-shirt and speak Minnesotan. Anyone with any connection to Minnesota is welcome. For more information, call Colleen Welty at 572-0964.


LHS alumnus leads lung association

The American Lung Association announced that Pedro Haro is its new executive director for Hawaii. Haro is an alumnus of both Lahainaluna High School and the University of Hawaii Public Health Master’s program.


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