Local Briefs

AAUW to host STEM educator

Aileen Rizo, the associate director of the AIMS Center for Math and Science Education, will be the guest speaker at the American Association of University Women-Maui Branch’s virtual meeting at 10 a.m. on May 28.

Rizo will discuss equity, inclusiveness and diversity in education, as well as economic security for women.

The meeting will begin with social time at 10 a.m., followed by a business meeting at 10:30 a.m. and the guest speaker at 11 a.m.

For information or Zoom login details, contact Pat Gotschalk at pg22@hawaii .edu or call (808) 707-2001.


Tevaga to perform free concert Thursday

Maui singer and ukulele musician Marvin Tevaga will perform a free concert at 6 p.m. on the Baldwin Home Museum lawn on Thursday as part of Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s Hawaiian Music Series.

Chairs are limited and blankets, mats and low beach chairs are welcome. The Baldwin Home Museum is located on the corner of Front and Dickenson streets.

For more information, call the Lahaina Restoration Foundation office at (808) 661-3262.


Chef to demonstrate Puerto Rican cooking

The Maui Puerto Rican Association is bringing back La Cocina Boricua — the Puerto Rican Kitchen — with demonstrations of traditional cooking at 10 a.m. May 30 at Heritage Hall in Paia.

Chef Migadalia “Mikki” Perricelli will make arroz con pollo (chicken with rice), toston amarillo (fried plantain), habichuela fresca (fresh green bean salad) and flan for dessert.

Those attending the cooking demonstration will get to dine on the foods prepared.

The luncheon costs $25 per person, and each attendee will receive copies of the recipes demonstrated. Only 25 people can be accommodated, and reservations are required.

For more information or to make a reservation, call (808) 243-0065.

Heritage Hall is located at 401 Baldwin Ave.


Presentation to cover coastal management

A free Zoom presentation titled “Weaving the Net — How the Maui Nui Makai Network is connecting communities for a healthy land and sea of tomorrow” will be held at 5:30 p.m. on June 1.

Guest speakers Maile Shannon and Scott Crawford will share the story of the Maui Nui Makai Network, including ongoing projects and its vision for the future.

The network includes nine member communities that actively manage coastal areas of Maui Nui, incorporating Native Hawaiian values, knowledge and experiences into management practices.

The presentation will be hosted by Maui Nui Marine Resource Council as part of its “Know Your Ocean Speaker Series” with support by the County of Maui Office of Climate Change, Resiliency and Sustainability.

Pre-registration is required. To register, visit bit.ly/MNMNWebinar.


Italian American club potlucks to resume

The Italian American Social Club of Kihei will resume its Tuesday evening potluck meetings at 6 p.m. on May 31 at St. Theresa Church.

The club requests that all participants bring a main course, salad or dessert to share with the group.

The monthly meetings will be held on the last Tuesday of every month in the church’s Stawasz Hall. St. Theresa Church is located at 25 Lipoa St. in Kihei.


Volunteers needed for Haleakala service trip

The Friends of Haleakala National Park is seeking volunteers for its monthly service trip at the park’s plant nursery in the Haleakala Summit District from 9 a.m. to noon on June 7.

Volunteers will help with various jobs involving the care of rare and endemic plants, such as transplanting, weeding, cleaning and preparing seeds for storage or planting. Most of the work will be done inside a greenhouse and volunteers can drive up to the work site located near the park entrance station.

Volunteers should bring water, snacks, and if desired, their own gloves. The park will provide tools. Sturdy shoes, layered clothing, a hat and sunscreen are also recommended.

For more information or to sign up, email fhnp@earthlink .net.


Whale Film Festival begins June 8

The Pacific Whale Foundation’s 6th Annual World Whale Film Festival will kick off with a dinner event from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on June 8 at Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery.

The in-person event will feature a curated set of films about ocean and wildlife conservation, environmental stewardship, indigenous ecological knowledge and other selections. General tickets are $135 per person and VIP tickets are $225.

Access to the World Whale Film Festival’s online component begins June 8 and runs through June 30. The cost for the online-only event is $20.

For more information or to purchase tickets for the festival’s in-person or online events, visit www.pacificwhale .org/filmfest.


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