Local Briefs

Meeting focuses on climate, energy

Climate change and renewable energy production and use will be discussed at the Pukalani Community Association’s virtual meeting on Zoom at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The meeting will feature guest speaker Barry Solomon, professor emeritus of geography and environmental policy at Michigan Technological University, who will talk about the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, H.R. 763. He will also give an overview of the work of the Citizens Climate Lobby and its Hawaii chapters. There will be a question-and-answer period following his presentation.

Other guest speakers will be Realtor Josh Jerman, who will discuss the Kua ‘Aina Mauka subdivision in Makawao and Innergex Senior Advisor Myriam Bernede-Martin, who will talk about two Innergex solar projects on Maui.

The public is invited to attend.

For more information, email donnajclayton@hawaii.rr.com.


Rotary club to hostVietnam historian

The Rotary Club of Kahului will host retired history professor and author John Mason Glen as its guest speaker at its weekly Zoom meeting from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday.

Glen will discuss how America got into the Vietnam conflict by examining six battles that took the U.S. deeper into the war.

Glen flew medical evacuation helicopters in Vietnam from 1971 to 1972. His book, “American Armageddon, American Exceptionalism in Vietnam-A Fatal Hubris,” will be available on Amazon in May.

For more information or to sign up for the Zoom meeting, contact Della Nakamoto at 264-1213, dnakamoto@atlasinsurance .com or visit www.kahuluirotary.com.


Group offers two $15K scholarships

The Construction Industry of Maui is offering two scholarships in the amount of $15,000 each to two high school seniors graduating this spring.

The deadline to apply is May 1.

To be eligible, applicants must be Maui County residents entering a four- or two-year degree program in a construction-related field or entering a trade school program in the field of carpentry, masonry, welding, plumbing, mechanical/HVAC electrical or other applicable programs.

The two scholarship winners will be selected by the Construction Industry of Maui’s advisory board. Funds for the scholarships were raised through a silent auction and holiday party.

For more information or to apply, visit https://cimmaui .com/2021scholarship.


Hawaii Realtors hosts art contest for kids

Hawaii Realtors is hosting its 2021 Keiki Art Contest this month for students in grades 1-8.

With the theme of “Fair Housing: Celebrate Diversity,” the contest celebrates the importance of the Fair Housing Act, which became law in April 1968.

First-place winners will receive $100, second-place winners will receive $75 and third-place winners will receive $50. Honorable mentions will also be selected.

Submissions must be original and not exceed 8 1/2 by 11 inches in size. Acceptable media includes paint, pencil, markers, ink, crayon and watercolor. Entries can be submitted digitally or mailed to Hawaii Realtors.

The deadline to submit artwork is April 30 and winners will be notified by May 31. Select artwork will be featured in a printed 2022 Hawaii Realtors calendar.

“Everyone, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, disability or other factors, deserves fair and equal access to housing,” said Derek Lau, president of Hawaii Realtors. “The Hawaii Realtors Keiki Art Contest serves as a way to start this important conversation with the youngest members of our families, allowing them to learn about and express what fair housing means to them.”

For an official entry form and guidelines, visit Hawaii Realtors.com/art.


Rotary club to host Paralympic hopeful

The Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea will host Hawaii athlete Erica Davis as its guest speaker at its weekly Zoom meeting from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday.

Davis is the first female paraplegic to summit Mount Kilimanjaro in a wheelchair and is the 2012 National Paratriathlon champion. She is currently training for an upcoming paracanoe competition in Hungary with her sights set on the 2021 Paralympic Games.

The Zoom room will open at 11:30 a.m. for fellowship.

The Zoom meeting ID is 829 1334 8817; the passcode is 081120.

For more information, contact Dennis Bagshaw at President@rckw.org.


Student art contest entries on display

The Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum has created an exhibit of student art that will viewable at the museum from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday beginning this Monday.

The pieces on display are submissions that were entered into the museum’s third annual art contest, “Remembering Sugar: How Sweet It Was,” which was abruptly cut short last year due to COVID-19. The contest will eventually continue its original form.

Participating students include Alex Lehman (Makawao Elementary School), Maximus MacKay (Lahainaluna High School), Jaelyn Malia Bala (Maui High School), Lovely Javier (Maui High School), Mikal-Ann Place (Maui High School) and Kayla Ugalino Vicera (Maui High School).

Space is limited and there is no charge to view the exhibit. Entries can also be viewed on Facebook at @AlexanderBaldwinSugarMuseum.

For more information, email operations@sugarmuseum.com.


Zoom play returns for three encore shows

Maui playwright James Nevius’s Zoom play, “Saint Mary Immaculate Virtual High School Reunion,” will return for three encore performances at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. on April 17 and 11 a.m. on April 18.

The livestreamed comic murder mystery follows a group of old classmates who gather for their 20-year high school reunion on Zoom. Inspired by everything from Agatha Christie novels to the movie “Clue,” the play includes a number of interactive elements to combat “Zoom fatigue,” including giving audience members the chance during each performance to vote for who they think the killer might be.

A portion of every ticket sold will benefit ProArts Playhouse in Kihei.

Tickets start at $10 per registered device and can be purchased at www.saintmaryimmaculatereunion.com.


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