Local Briefs

Applicants sought for nurse aide program

The University of Hawaii Maui College’s Office of Extended Learning & Workforce Development is seeking applicants for a 15-week-long nurse aide certificate program that begins March 21 and ends on June 30.

The program is being offered with full tuition sponsorship.

Classes will be held Monday through Thursday and there will be online lectures and in-person labs and clinical simulations. The part-time program involves 10-11 hours of classes per week, plus additional time for studying.

Students will learn nurse aide and caregiving fundamentals to prepare for the state-certified nurse aide examination and become a skilled entry-level health care provider. Assistance with searching for jobs or securing internship placements needed to fulfill requirements for the tuition sponsorship will also be provided.

Applicants must be ages 18 and older, have a high school diploma or GED and pass campus health clearances, including COVID-19 vaccination.

For more information or to apply, call (808) 984-3606 or email clagazo@hnkop.org.


Nisei Center to host virtual author talk

The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center will host its “An Afternoon with the Author” Zoom talk at 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 15.

Author Rebecca Taniguchi will talk about her book, “Hiro’s War.” A limited number of signed copies of the book are available at the center.

For more information or to reserve a copy of Taniguchi’s book, call (808) 244-6862.

To register for the talk, visit us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CIu8Sn-4SZGgaEFKre8HhA.


Rotary club to host BeyondWater CEO

Sharon Crean, CEO of BeyondWater, will be the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea’s meeting from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Kihei Lutheran Church.

Attendees should bring their own sack lunch. Drinks will be served.

Fellowship begins at 11:30 a.m.

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


Volunteers needed for Honolua cleanup

Down The Hatch restaurant will host a cleanup event at Honolua Bay from 8 to 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 15.

Volunteers of all ages can drop in any time at the Honolua Bay lookout site. Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes and long pants and bring a face mask, work gloves and a water bottle. Trash bags and refreshments will be provided.

For more information, email ashley@dthmaui.com.


Fuel program benefits Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association has been selected as the beneficiary of the Ohana Fuels ‘Fuel up. Do good’ program from January through March.

During those months, a portion of all gasoline sales from Maui Ohana Fuels locations will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association Hawaii Chapter serving Maui County.

“As our community continues to be impacted by the coronavirus, we have to step up our efforts to support our most vulnerable populations like kupuna. By getting gas at Ohana Fuels, you will help the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association on Maui reach their mission of enhancing care and support for everyone facing this devastating disease,” said Scott Corderman, event chair for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s-Maui. “The money we raise stays in the community and we couldn’t be more grateful for the partnership with Ohana Fuels.”

For more information, visit www.ohanafuels.com or www.alz.org/hawaii.


Beginner tai chi chuan course offered

A 10-week beginner tai chi chuan course will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays starting Jan. 25 in Kula.

The cost for 10 classes is $150.

To register or for more information, contact Sifu Jan Osterneck at (808) 280-6437, Sifu John Rivera at (808) 264-1600 or email jano@cheerful.com or tcmmaui@yahoo.com.


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