Local Briefs

Auwahi Project seeks volunteers

The Auwahi Project has a few seats open for its next volunteer trip from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 11.

Located on and sponsored by Ulupalakua Ranch, the Auwahi Project protects one of the last diverse tracts of dryland forest in the archipelago.

Due to limited seating, confirmation of a reservation is required to attend. To request a seat, email volunteer@auwahi.org.

Volunteers will meet at Ulupalakua Ranch Store and are asked to park behind the store and to bring gear. Due to the rough and steep terrain, hiking boots that cover the ankle are required. Long pants and layered clothing are also recommended, as is a backpack, rain gear, 2 liters of water, lunch, sunscreen and a hat.


Paia School payments due

The first day of school for Paia Elementary School/Kula Kaiapuni o Maui will be Tuesday.

To pay for bus transportation (cash only), visit the office from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Meals can be purchased at ezschoopay.com or visit the office to pay cash only.

If interested in an educational assistant or adult supervision positions, contact the principal, Kehau Luuwai, at 727-3811 or at kehau_luuwai@notes.k12.hi.us.


Pizza sales will benefit nonprofit

The Flatbread Co. in Paia will host a fundraiser for the local Aloha Chapter Alzheimer’s Association from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

A portion of the proceeds from each pizza sold, dine-in or carryout, during this time will go toward the local Alzheimer’s Chapter.

There also will be a silent auction with items like massages, a handmade canoe paddle, gift certificates, handmade soaps, artwork and Martha Stewart tumblers.

Flatbread Co. is located at 89 Hana Highway.


Rummage sale at Ala Lani

Ala Lani United Methodist Church will have a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at 50 S. Papa Ave. in Kahului.

Household items, furniture, books, clothing and plants will be among the items offered for sale.


Festival seeks vendors, crafters

St. John’s Kula Festival, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22 at 8992 Kula Highway, is seeking crafters and vendors to participate.

Those who register before Aug. 10 will receive a discount on the fee listed at www. stjohnsmaui.org. Click on “Kula Fest” and then “Market Place” to view an application.

For more information or to reserve a space, call 878-1485.


OED director is guest speaker

Teena Rasmussen, director with the Maui County Office of Economic Development, will be guest speaker at the noon meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea on Aug. 8 at Mulligans on the Blue.

The meeting is open to the public; lunch is $15.

For more information, email margief1202@yahoo.com.


Clothing exchange marks anniversary

The Keiki Klothing Exchange at Kihei Lutheran Church will mark its second anniversary from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at 220 Moi Place in Kihei.

The event, which takes place on the first Saturday of the month, offers families with kids the opportunity to exchange children’s and women’s maternity wear, kids’ books, games, toys, cribs, strollers and a host of related articles.

It is attended by more than 300 families each month, according to organizers. Due to the substantial cost savings, families from as far away as Hana drive to Kihei to attend the event.

Free refreshments, beverages and special activities for keiki will be part of the anniversary celebration.