Local Briefs

Rotary Club plans talk story session

The Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea invites the public to a “What’s Rotary All About?” talk story session from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Friday at the Kamaole Poolside Bar, located at 2259 S. Kihei Road behind Ami Ami Bar and Grill.

For more information, contact teacherteacher99a@gmail.com.


Plants, ceramics available at sale

The annual University of Hawaii Maui College Holiday Plant and Ceramics sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the UH-MC Greenhouse and Ceramics Studio on the upper campus.

Students in horticulture have grown seven varieties of poinsettias in various colors and pot sizes. They also have produced a large batch of young native mamaki plants that can be grown to produce tea. Other plants for sale include natives such as nehe, ilima, keahi and pauohiiaka and non-natives such as purple prince, yellow false heather and lavender. Hawaiian chili pepper plants and herb bowls also will be available.

The ceramics students will have a wide range of artwork available for purchase.

GoFarmHawaii students will have fresh vegetables for sale and the beekeeping class will have its UH-MC single-apiary raw wildflower honey for sale.

All proceeds benefit the Agriculture and Natural Resources and Ceramics programs.

Parking is available at the ‘Ike Lea Science parking lot, reached by entering off Wahinepio Street near the recycle center across from Keopuolani Park.

For more information, contact Ann Emmsley at 984-3243 or aemmsley@hawaii.edu.


Photos with Santa at QKC

Queen Ka’ahumanu Center announces that Photos with Santa will take place at Santa’s Village located at the north wing, first level, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m Sundays. through Dec. 24.

To avoid waiting in line, reservations may be made at celebrateyourholiday.us/queenk.

Compassionate Santa also is available for children and adults with special needs by contacting QKC at 877-4325. Keep in mind that Santa feeds his reindeer daily from 1 to 2 p.m. and again from 5 to 6 p.m.

Special all-day holiday events include Grandparents’ Day on Thursday, Holiday PJ Day on Dec. 9 and Ugly Sweater Day on Saturday. Any participant dressed for the occasion will receive a 15 percent off coupon to use at celebrateyourholiday.com. For furry friends, Santa Paws is scheduled to visit from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 4.

Photo packages are available from $34.99 to $44.99 and both cash and credit cards are accepted. Customers may view their photos and digitally download them via celebrateyourholiday.com for convenient self-printing.

For more information, visit queenkaahumanucenter.com or visit the QKC Guest Service desk.


Class of ’75 plans reunion

The St. Anthony High School Class of 1975 will hold its 44th class reunion June 21-23.

Festivities will include the annual Ho’olaule’a on the school campus.

Organizers welcome contact information for classmate friends living on/off island. For more information, contact Karen Cambra Laborte at (808) 264-1076 or palekana@hotmail.com.


Filipino chamber announces party

The Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Christmas party and 2019 board installation ceremony on Dec. 10, the chamber announced.

The event will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Tante’s Fish Market in Maalaea. This year’s theme is “Winter Wonderland,” and guests are encouraged to dress in all white attire.

The event will include special guests from the San Juan Metro Manila delegation, led by Guia G. Gomez, mayor of the city of San Juan. She will officiate the swearing-in ceremony for the chamber’s incoming officers and board of directors for 2019.

Admission costs $50 per person for those who purchase tickets by Saturday. After that, ticket prices increase to $65 per person. Tickets can be purchased online at mauifilipinochamber.com.

For more information, call Elsa Segal at 276-6946.


2 documentaries to screen on Saturday

The Maui Invasive Species Committee and Kamehameha Schools Maui will screen two documentaries on Saturday at the Keopuolani Hale and Courtyard on the high school campus at 270 Aapueo Parkway in Pukalani.

The event is free and begins at 9 a.m. Conservation groups will be present, and keiki ohia activities will be set up from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“Saving Ohia, Hawaii’s Sacred Tree” will be shown at 10 followed by a panel discussion about the significance of ohia and rapid ohia death from 10:40 to 11:45.

“Moananuiakea, One Ocean, One People, One Canoe” will screen from 1 to 3:30 p.m., and filmmakers will be available to answer questions following the screening.

“We invite our ohana and community to come and enjoy a day with us on campus.” said Scott Parker, head of schools at Kamehameha Schools Maui. Families are welcome to bring a cooler and picnic lunch. The middle school ukulele group will open in the morning, and the high school ensemble will perform midday.

This is an alcohol- and drug-free event.


AARP Smart Driver class Saturday

An AARP Smart Driver Course will be offered from noon to 4:15 p.m. Saturday at the South Maui Adult Day Care Center in Kihei.

The four-hour classroom course is designed for drivers 50 years and older, but all adults are welcome to attend. The emphasis is on becoming more aware of common age-related physical changes, how they affect 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. 

Pre-registration is requested. To register, call Kaunoa Senior Services at 270-7308.