Local Briefs

Workshop will teach meditation

Maui Ki-Aikido is offering a special public workshop on meditation.

This two-hour program will be led by Christopher Curtis Sensei, chief instructor of the Hawaii Ki Federation and an eighth-degree black belt. Curtis is the author of “Letting Go: Talks on Aikido.”

He will explain the basics of what meditation is and dispel misconceptions, discuss various forms of meditation and provide instruction for several different types of practice. Curtis will also lead several meditation sessions, offering students a chance to try the different forms being taught.

The class will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at 194 S. Market St. in Wailuku. The cost is $10. Students should come 15 minutes early to register and check in. The workshop is open to teens and adults.


MAPA to be topic of presentation

The Kiwanis Club of Maui will host Maui Academy of Performing Arts representatives at its noon lunch meeting on Thursday at Tante’s Island Cuisine in Kahului.

Founded in 1974, MAPA is a nonprofit organization that educates children and adults in dance, drama and singing. It offers 100 classes every week throughout the academic year at two locations. MAPA’s programs include shows, classes and camps.

Guests are welcome to attend the club meeting. Tante’s is located at 100 W. Kaahumanu Ave. in the Maui Seaside Hotel.


Volunteers sought for work at garden

The Maui School Garden Network, led by Maui resident Lehn Huff, is seeking volunteers. Its next workday is from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday at Ka Hale A Ke Ola, Maui’s Homeless Shelter Garden at 670 Waiale Road in Wailuku.

MSGN helps facilitate most if not all of the school gardens on Maui through information, donations and volunteer support. Recently over several workdays, local businesses including Pukalani ACE Hardware, The Maui Yoga Festival, Makai Glass and Dance Church Maui combined efforts to gather over 75 Maui residents to volunteer at the Maui School Garden Greenhouse in Kula.

To volunteer or make a donation, contact MSGN@hawaii.rr.com or call 250-8323.


Performances will benefit food bank

The Maui Theatre in Lahaina is offering discounted kamaaina tickets to upcoming performances of “Burn’n Love” and “‘Ulalena,” with a portion of ticket prices going to the Maui Food Bank.

The tickets are $10 per person and available for Friday’s performance of “Burn’n Love” and Monday’s performances of both shows. “Burn’n Love” performances start at 7:30 p.m. both days; “‘Ulalena” will begin at 5 p.m. Monday.

A valid Hawaii ID is required for discounted tickets. For more information or to make reservations, contact the Maui Theatre Box Office at 856-7900.


Earth Day event at beach park

There will be a special Earth Day event from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Kahekili Beach Park, 65 Kai Ala Drive in Lahaina.

Open to all ages, it will be hosted by a coalition of community members and volunteers, scientists, conservation practitioners and resource managers on Maui, representing a broad range of partners within the West Maui Ridge to Reef Initiative.

Attendees can participate in the ocean version of the March for Science, learn about the Eyes of the Reef citizen science reporting network, walk the beach and talk story with Division of Conservation and Resource Enforcement officers, and join in an informal panel discussion.

This event has received the national distinction of being an official “sister event” of the international Earth Optimism Summit, to be held on Earth Day at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.


Fun Daze Bazaar at St. Anthony School

St. Anthony Grade School will present its Fun Daze Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday on the school campus at 1618 Lower Main St. in Wailuku.

In addition to live entertainment, there will be an appearance by comedian Frank DeLima at noon. Other attractions include food, rummage, crafts, a country store and a live auction from 1 to 3 p.m. For the children there will be face painting, balloon art, a fishpond and games.

Free admission and parking.


Maui history is topic of talk

Maui author Jill Engledow will share stories from “The Maui News 1900-2000, 100 Years as Maui’s Newspaper” from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday during the Akaku Upstairs Salon Series at 333 Dairy Road in Kahului.

Engledow was a reporter and copy editor at The Maui News and is now a freelance writer living in Wailuku, with a special interest in Hawaiian history. She also writes a Sunday column for The Maui News, “Looking Back Through The Maui News,” which is a historical paragraph looking back at Maui’s history from 100 years counting down to a 10-year perspective.

The presentation will consist of looking back through Engledow’s curated stories from Maui’s newspaper. It will be followed by a question-and-answer period.


AAUW plans lunch meeting in Kihei

American Association of University Women will meet Saturday at Moose McGillycuddy’s, 2511 S. Kihei Road in Kihei. The business meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by a speaker at 11 and lunch at noon.

The guest speaker will be Nicolette van Der Lee, interim education coordinator for Sustainable Living Institute of Maui. She will speak about sustainability and how AAUW members can offer services, programs and education to support the workforce and youths to meet today’s challenges.

RSVP to Cathy Thompson at 268-1232 or cathyt808@gmail.com. Type “Speaker Meeting” in subject line. There will be a $3 charge for members and $5 for guests.

For information about AAUW, contact co-presidents Martha Dean at mdean5@hawaii.rr.com or Janet Walker at bjpwalker@comcast.net.


Rummage sale at Christ the King

Christ the King Church will have a rummage sale in the parish hall from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday and Sunday to benefit the Maui Visitors Industry Charity Walk.

Clothing and household items will be among the selections. For more information, contact Priscilla Duque at 268-0371.

The church is at 20 W. Wakea Ave. in Kahului.


Halau plans rummage sale

Halau Hula Kauluokala will have a rummage sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Lihikai Elementary School cafeteria, 335 S. Papa Ave. in Kahului. Sale items will include clothes, books, collectibles, electronics, baked goods and plants. Donations of items are welcome.

For more information, contact Uluwehi Guerrero at 250-8581.


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