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Maui Tomorrow celebrates 30 years

Maui Tomorrow is celebrating its 30th birthday this year at Makena. The community is invited to join a beach party from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday with a potluck picnic near the third entrance to the park.

Forty years ago, Makena State Park was in danger of being covered by beachfront luxury condos. Maui Tomorrow was formed during the decadelong effort to save these coastal Makena lands from development.

Attendees are asked to bring a favorite picnic dish, beach chairs and mats, musical instruments, and family and friends. Some basic refreshments will be provided.

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Medical cannabis topic of discussion

Pono Life Education invites the community to learn more about the latest research surrounding medical cannabis for the potential relief, treatment and prevention of cancer — including side effects from cancer treatment. The discussion, open to the public, will take place at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Pono Life Education and Resource Center located at 415 Dairy Road in Kahului, next to Pono Life Maui, a licensed medical cannabis dispensary.

Elaine Slavinsky, the education center’s director, will lead this discussion to highlight the latest studies and findings.

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Book presentation, concert at museum

There will be a free presentation and signing of the book “Something Told Me” by Wai Kiki from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Hale Ho’iki’ike at the Bailey House in Wailuku. The event will precede the “Moonlight Mele with George Kahumoku Jr. & Friends” concert from 5 to 8 p.m. on the grounds of the Wailuku property. The group, Kuikawa will also perform.

They concert fee is $5 per person and children under 12 will be admitted for free. Food and drink will be available for purchase. The concert is a benefit for Maui Historical Society.

The book, originally published in 2005, is about the author hearing the voice of the Holy Spirit in times of imminent danger to himself or others, resulting in Wai Kiki saving the lives of 14 people. He also shares how his own life was saved on nine different occasions.

For further information, contact Hale Ho’ike’ike at the Bailey House at 244-3326 or sandy@mauihistoricalsociety.org.

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Adoption deal on adult cats

Due to a recent influx of cats, the Maui Humane Society has announced that adoption fees on all adoptable cats 6 months and older are being sponsored. All cat adoptions include: spay/neuter surgery, first vaccination and worming, one month flea control, free physical exam at participating local veterinarians, microchip, two weeks of follow-up health care, cat caddy, a 1-pound bag of Science Diet cat food and 30 free days of pet insurance through 24PetWatch.

“Adult cats are generally the ones that we see staying at MHS longer and the sponsored adoption fees will allow many of them the chance to find their forever homes,” said Jamie Fitzpatrick, Maui Humane Society chief operating officer. “We hope our community will take advantage of the sponsored adoption fees and they can find a place in their hearts and homes for our wonderful adult cats.”

For more information about Maui Humane Society or to view all adoptable cats, visit www.mauihumanesociety.org or call 877-3680, ext. 3. Maui Humane Society is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.