Local Briefs

Festival planned at LHS Saturday

Lahainaluna High School’s third annual festival, titled “I Ka Nani O Lele” (Amidst the Beauty of Lahaina), will take place from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the school campus.

Festival attractions include Maui’s favorite eateries and food trucks, local artisans and vendors presenting their crafts and clothing, game booths and keiki activities, a silent auction (more than 40 restaurants, activities and hotel prizes) and entertainment.

The lineup of Maui musicians includes Uncle George Kahumoku Jr., Leipono, Matagi Trio and Kaleo Phillips, as well as performances by Lahainaluna Hawaiian Club, Lahainaluna Jazz Band and Na Kapuna Ohana Serenaders.

Presale tickets are available at select locations (Lei Floor & Window Coverings, Lahaina Music, Kaunoa Senior Center and Lahainaluna High School office) for $5 per person. Admission at the gate is $10 per person. Children 5 and under will be admitted for free. Parking is complimentary.

For more information, visit www.lahainalunaptsa.org.


Training to prevent suicide, bullying

Mental Health America of Hawaii will conduct Youth Suicide and Bullying Prevention Training from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Cameron Center Auditorium, 95 Mahalani St. in Wailuku. This free workshop is based on local and national data as well as experiences of local youths.

To attend, email Danielle Bergan, community coordinator, at Danielle.bergan@mentalhealthhawaii.org or call 268-7470.


Science night at Flatbread Co.

Science Night Out at Flatbread Co. in Paia on Tuesday is a family event benefiting Maui Science Center, a local nonprofit organization with the mission to provide educational and cultural experiences to learners of all ages.

A portion of proceeds from each flatbread sold between 5 and 10 p.m. Tuesday will be donated to the organization.

There will also be a silent auction. To donate to the silent auction, email Rimma@MauiScienceCenter.com or call 281-4691.


Origami making, taiko at library

Makawao Public Library invites people of all ages to prepare for the International Day of Peace by making cranes and other origami figures and by listening to taiko drumming performed by Zenshin Daiko.

Inside the library, there will be drop-in origami-making from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, with community members available to help those new to the craft. And at 3:30, Zenshin Daiko will provide a taiko finale in front of the library.

For more information, call 573-8785.


Smart Driver Course in Kihei

AARP’s Smart Driver Course will be offered from noon to 4:15 p.m. Saturday at the South Maui Adult Daycare Center in Kihei. The four-hour classroom course is designed for drivers ages 50 and older, but all adults are welcome to. The emphasis is to become more aware of common age-related physical changes, how they affect one’s driving ability and how to compensate.

The $20 fee (cash or check) will be collected at the beginning of the class. AARP members receive a $5 discount with proof of membership. Some insurance carriers offer three-year discounts to those who complete the class.

Preregistration is requested. To register, call Kaunoa Senior Center at 270-7308.


Rotary Club to host speaker

The Rotary Club of Kahului will welcome John Taibemal, president of the Voices of Micronesians Of Maui, to its weekly meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at Tante’s Island Cuisine at the Maui Seaside Hotel in Kahului.

Taibemal will discuss VoMOM’s purpose and vision; the special relationship between the U.S. and the three Pacific Island nations, consisting of the Federated States of Micronesia (Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei and Kosrae), the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Republic of Palau, under the Compact of Free Association; and the diverse cultures and identities of the COFA nations.

Taibemal is from the island of Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia. He relocated to Maui from Camp Pendleton, Calif., eight years ago after retiring from the Unites States Navy. He currently works as an adult correctional officer at the Maui Community Correction Center.

The meeting is open to the public; lunch costs $20.