Local Briefs

Youth entrepreneurs debut drive-in movies

Participants in Maui Hui Malama’s youth entrepreneurship program will host a drive-in movie event at 6 p.m. on Saturday in the University of Hawaii Maui College parking lot.

Program participants will present “Aloha Surf Hotel,” a locally produced family comedy that features a cast of local actors and comedians, including Augie T, Taiana Tully, Branscombe Richmond, Matt Corboy, Kealani Warner and Alex Farnham.

The drive-in movie experience will be open to a maximum of 50 vehicles and serve as a pilot for future events this spring.

Maui Hui Malama helps youth stay in school as they learn job skills and contribute to their households. The youth entrepreneurship program is a 12-week program that includes weekly educational modules, hands-on job training through community events and a stipend for completing the program.

To learn more about the drive-in movie events, visit mauihui.org/mauihuimovies/.


Youth mental health training offered

Mental Health America of Hawaii will conduct a virtual training, Youth Mental Health First Aid, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on March 5.

The training is free for Maui County residents.

The class size is limited to 20 and all participants are required to complete a two-hour self-paced training prior to March 5. All registrants will be given instructions on how to do this once registration is closed.

The virtual training will teach participants how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. Participants will also learn how to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

The deadline to register is Wednesday. To register, visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/KGMM26V.


MEO launches new website

Maui Economic Opportunity went live on Feb. 12 with a more user-friendly website.

The new site is www. meoinc.org; it may take a few days to update on web browsers.

Noticeable upgrades to the site include a fresher look, easier navigation, consolidation of information on pages and quicker load times. The page also is mobile-device friendly.

Visitors to the site will be able to access forms to sign up as a volunteer and make a donation, as well as download application forms for the National Farmworker Jobs Program, Senior Community Service Employment Program and other programs and grants.

The site will be updated regularly with important information for the community and happenings at the nonprofit agency, which annually serves 23,000 Maui County residents.


Injury prevention topic of meeting

Preventive and regenerative medicine to prevent and treat injuries will be discussed at the American Association of University Women’s virtual meeting on Feb. 27.

A social half-hour will begin at 10 a.m., followed by the business meeting and program at 10:30 a.m.

Dr. Emily Loren, owner of IV Therapy Maui, will explain IV and regenerative injection therapies. Loren has a decade of IV therapy experience and has completed training in diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound and ultrasound-guided injections.

For Zoom login instructions, contact Catherine Thompson at cathyt808@gmail.com or 268-1232.


Chaminade to host virtual open house

Chaminade University will host a virtual Silverswords Preview Week from 3 to 5 p.m. daily March 1-5.

The free open house event is for prospective students who are interested in learning more about the university’s academic programs and student life.

“Chaminade works to provide programs that are catered to the ultimate student experience,” said Chaminade University President Dr. Lynn Babington. “We hope that prospective students take advantage of our Silverswords Preview Week, as it provides valuable information on the unique education and vibrant student life that Chaminade has to offer.”

Silverswords Preview Week will include an application fee waiver for all participants interested in applying to Chaminade.

For more information or to register for the event, visit chaminade.edu.


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