Local Briefs

Shredding, clothing drive on Saturday

Hawaii’s Better Business Bureau invites the community to take part in a free, secure shredding of documents and a clothing drive to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Access Information Management, 821 Eha St. in Wailuku.

Two bankers boxes of documents for shredding per vehicle will be allowed. Big Brothers Big Sisters will be onsite to collect lightly used clothing, linen, shoes and handbags.


Yoga classes benefit homeless shelter

Om Maui, an Upcountry-based wellness studio, will be hosting community yoga classes for people of all ages and skill levels on Wednesday evenings throughout October.

The classes take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Om Maui Studio at 12 Kiopaa Place in Pukalani. The classes are donation based and participants are encouraged to pay what they can afford, with all proceeds going to Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Center in Wailuku.

No yoga experience is necessary. Students should wear comfortable clothing. Om Maui will provide yoga mats and other equipment for the class, along with instruction. No reservations are required, however free reservations can be made by visiting mauiyogafitness.com.

“These classes are ideal for those who want to contribute to a greater cause,” said Tai Souza, co-owner of Om Maui and the yoga class instructor. “Join us in the practice and embodiment of seva — selfless service without expectation of reward.”

“We will have a donation jar, where each person can contribute what they can afford,” said Souza. “All proceeds will go to Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless shelter in Wailuku.”


LHS Class of ’69 plans reunion

The Lahainaluna Class of 1969 will have a reunion meeting at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the West Maui Senior Center.

For more information, contact Ron Baybado at 276-4606.


Bingo Bash at Maui Mall

Hosted by Blue Zones Project, Ohana Bingo Bash is coming to the Maui Mall from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday and Oct. 25.

Blue Zones Project is an initiative that advocates healthy choices. Bingo prizes will be offered courtesy of Whole Foods, Longs, Subway and other Maui Mall merchants.

This is a free event. Blue Zones Project will begin registration at 4:30 p.m. No outside tables or chairs are allowed.

The event location is in the former restaurant space across from IHOP.

For more information, visit mauimall.com.


Open house set at Heritage Hall

The board of directors of Heritage Hall invites the public to visit its facility at 401 Baldwin Ave. in Paia from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Refreshments will be served.

In addition to a singe-story, multipurpose hall and certified kitchen, Heritage Hall houses Portuguese and Puerto Rican cultural resource centers in the adjacent two-story building. Both centers will be open on Saturday, and members of both the Maui Puerto Rican Association and the Portuguese Association of Maui will be on hand to welcome visitors. Children are especially welcome.

For more information, call 243-0065.


White Cane Safety Day event planned

White Cane Safety Day is a celebration of the achievements of individuals who are blind or visually impaired and of the white cane as an important tool for greater independence.

The day also highlights the White Cane Law as it applies to motorists.

The community is invited to celebrate White Cane Safety Day on Monday at the State Building on High Street in Wailuku with Aloha Independent Living Hawaii, Lions Clubs of Maui and Project Vision.

The schedule follows:

• 11 a.m. — Gather outside State Building.

• 11:15 a.m. — Welcome/proclamation by Mayor Alan Arakawa.

• 11:45 a.m. — White Cane Walk.

• 12:30 p.m. — Refreshments and information tables.

For more information, contact Kathleen Kenney, Aloha Independent Living Hawaii, by phone at 866-4690 or by email at kathleenk@alohailhawaii.org.