Local Briefs

Club hosts Project Mahi’ai manager

Project Mahi’ai Manager Theresa Hi’ilei Martinson will be the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea’s Zoom meeting at noon on Wednesday.

Martinson will talk about the farm-to-table lifestyle.

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

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

For more information, contact Allan Weiland at aw3200@gmail.com


Submissions open for Art of Trash

Malama Maui Nui is now accepting submissions for The Art of Trash and Trashion Show slated to open in April 2022.

Residents are invited to create art pieces for the Art of Trash exhibition and/or fashion pieces for the Trashion Show.

All pieces must be original work made from recycled and/or reused materials. Participants can submit multiple pieces for both the exhibition and the Trashion Show. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of the Juror’s Choice Awards and Community Choice Awards.

For more information, submission rules, an event timeline, photos of previous events and participation details, visit MMNui.org/ArtOfTrash.


Dolphin behavior focus of presentation

A free presentation titled “Spying on Spinners: What We Can Learn from Listening” will be held on Zoom at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Megan McElligott, a fourth-year doctoral candidate in the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Marine Biology Graduate Program, will be the guest speaker.

McElligott will discuss her recent work for her master’s thesis, titled “Investigating Spinner Dolphin (Stenella longirostris) Occurrence and Acoustic Activity in the Maui Nui Region.”

She will also discuss how the acoustic recordings in her study confirmed that spinner dolphins use Manele Bay and Honolua Bay for their daily resting behavior, as well as their use of the ‘Au’au channel for resting.

The presentation is part of Maui Nui Marine Resource Council’s monthly “Know Your Ocean Speaker Series.”

To register, visit us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RJeqJshIRaKmkgxezYCQWg.


Stomp Out Hunger 5K set for Oct. 30

Hale Kau Kau will hold its fifth annual Stomp Out Hunger 5K run and 1-mile walk on Oct. 30 for fully vaccinated participants.

There is a virtual event option for unvaccinated participants.

The 5K run begins at 8 a.m. and the 1-mile walk begins at 8:15 a.m. Both start and end at Hale Kau Kau on the campus of St. Theresa Church in Kihei.

Registration is now open. Sponsorships are also available.

The event is a fundraiser for Hale Kau Kau, a nonprofit organization that works to alleviate hunger by providing meals to Maui’s hungry and homebound.

For race information, visit halekaukau.org or email Mary Trotto at mtrotto@liu.edu.


AAUW to feature veteran advocate

Vietnam War veteran advocate Janna Hoehn will be the guest speaker at the American Association of University Women’s virtual meeting at 10 a.m. on Oct. 23.

Hoehn is an active member of “Faces Never Forgotten,” a project of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. Through her efforts, 42 Maui servicemen killed in action in Vietnam now have photographs placed beside their names, engraved on the Vietnam War Monument at the Maui Veterans Cemetery in Wailuku.

The meeting will begin with social time at 10 a.m., followed by a business meeting at 10:30 a.m. and the speaker at 11 a.m. For Zoom login information, contact Pat Gotschalk at pg22 @hawaii.edu or 707-2001.


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