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Free class for expectant parents

Dr. Irene Papaconstadopoulos, a board-certified pediatrician in Kahului, will present a free one-hour class to expectant parents at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the new HMSA offices in Kahului, 70 Hookele St., Suite 1220, next to Target. This class will cover what to expect in the first days as a new ...

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Tools to slow aging topic of presentation “Improving Healthspan: Tools to Slow Down Aging,” a talk by Irminne Van Dyken, M.D., will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday at the J. Walter Cameron Center in Wailuku. Van Dyken will discuss how a plant-based diet and other healthy lifestyle ...

Hui Holomua Biz Fest examines the business and education of STEM

Registration is open for the Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce’s 13th annual Hui Holomua Business Fest, which will take place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at the King Kamehameha Golf Club in Waikapu. Registration is available at www.mnhcoc.org. Admission is $60 for members and $65 ...

Retreat transforms lives

The Rev. John Hau‘oli Tomoso blesses Molokai cancer survivor Sharon Nishiharato and 20 other cancer survivors at the Maui Cancer Wellness Retreat Sept. 20-22 at the Napili Kai Beach Resort. The theme of the retreat, “Teaching Wellness to Heal Cancer from the Inside Out,” provided the ...

Lecture series precedes Ridge to Reef Rendezvous

Multiple events are planned around this year’s 10th annual Ridge to Reef Rendezvous celebration Oct. 26 at Kahekili Beach Park in north Kaanapali. Activities include a lecture series, K-12 art contest, and a ridge-to-reef cleanup with a special reef-themed beer release party with Maui ...

Grant funds new Parkinson’s program at Maui YMCA

With a grant from Hawaii Parkinson’s Association, the Maui Family YMCA will purchase equipment to launch its first-ever Parkinson’s program for noncontact group boxing fitness classes on Oct 7. Classes will be held on Mondays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 2 to 3 p.m. at ...

Youth sustainablity challenge seeks candidates

Maui students who want to help their schools or communities go green now have a chance to earn funding to back their big ideas. Conservation and education nonprofit Kupu, in partnership with Kokua Hawai‘i Foundation, is launching its fourth annual Hawai‘i Youth Sustainability Challenge ...

Study-tour program to the Phillipines seeks students

The Pacific and Asian Affairs Council (PAAC) is seeking up to eight Hawaii high school students for a nine-day study-tour program to the Philippines. The application deadline is Oct. 6. Public, private, charter and home-schooled students from all islands may apply.   Applications can be ...

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Film commissioner to speak at meeting Maui County Film Office Commisioner Tracy Bennett will be guest speaker at the noon to 1 p.m. Monday meeting of the Rotary Club of Kahului at Tante’s Island Cuisine in Kahului. Bennett will speak on Maui’s film, TV and commercial industry, which keeps ...

MHS seeks band donations

Maui High School Marching Band is seeking donations to participate in the Western Band Association’s Conquistador Classic on Nov. 2 in Southern California, which features some of the best marching bands in California. Without a sponsor who previously transported instruments, props, and ...

MAPA Garden Party planned for Oct. 6

The 31st annual Garden Party at the Yokouchi Family Estate, located at 2471 W. Main St. in Wailuku, is being held by Maui Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA) on Oct. 6 from 1 to 5 p.m.  Tickets cost $85 in advance and $95 at the door. Purchases can be made at mauigardenparty.com or by calling ...

Annual ‘Taste of Upcountry’ gets cooking Sept. 28

Montessori School’s Taste of Upcountry — the fourth annual fundraiser and tribute to Maui chefs and the bounty of the region — will be held Sept. 28 from 6 to 10 p.m. The outdoor event on the central lawn of the school’s Makawao campus will help raise funds for student programs, ...

Hawaiian music set Thursday

This year’s Hawaiian Music Series features Kuikawa, which includes Joshua Kulhavy-Sutherland (left), James “Koakane” Mattos (middle) and Lukela Kanae (right). The trio will perform 6 p.m. Thursday at the Baldwin Home Museum. Photo courtesy of the Lahaina Restoration Foundation

Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise to hold Octoberfest on Sept. 28

The eighth annual Oktoberfest, hosted by the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise, will begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 28, at the Pioneer Inn in Lahaina. The event is a fundraiser for vocational scholarships for Maui County residents. Tickets are $50. There will be grilled bratwurst, specially ordered ...

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Peace talks to be held across island “The Peace in the Pacific Voyage:  How we can reduce the possibility of nuclear war” is the title of a free, public talk by Helen Jaccard, project manager of the Veterans for Peace Golden Rule Project, from 3-4:30 p.m., Sunday at University of Hawaii ...

International Day of Older Persons is celebrated on Oct. 1

In late 1990, the United Nations set aside Oct. 1 as the International Day of Older Persons. The U.N.’s annual theme is “The Journey to Age Equality” and one of its aims is to draw attention to and awareness of age inequalities. One of the first steps in increasing our awareness of ...

Seeking to be heard

Maui Deaf Friends took to the streets Thursday afternoon to protest the removal of Angel Ramos as principal of the Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind on Oahu. The group held up signs on Kaahumanu Avenue near Sears. The group was “heartbroken and shocked” by the recent transfer of Ramos. ...

Service trips planned for Haleakala

The Friends of Haleakala and Haleakala National Park will host two service trips in October, with the first on Oct. 1 and the other Oct. 12-14. Both trips include free entrance to the park. The Oct. 1 trip, 8:30 to noon, is at the plant nursery in the summit district. Volunteers ...

Multiple efforts are scheduled for ‘International Coastal Cleanup Day’

Maui organizations are holding cleanups around the island as part of “International Coastal Cleanup Day” on Sept. 21. The 15th Annual Lahaina Town Clean Up will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. at Kamehameha Iki Park, where instructions and equipment will ...

Pro-am announces charity donation

Kapalua Golf Courses announced a donation of $9,164 to Maui charities from the Kapalua Clambake event that was held June 21–23. Professionals and amateurs from around the country converged on the Kapalua Bay Course and the King Kamehameha Golf Club for three days of festivities and ...