Local Briefs

Family relationships subject of program

Kili Kaninau and Sanoe Kaaihue of Women Helping Women will present information on domestic violence, teen dating violence, and healthy relationships from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Akaku Community Media in Kahului.

Admission to this Akaku Upstairs presentation is free; walk-ins are welcome. RSVPs are recommended by visiting www.akaku.org/salons or calling 871-5554.


Campaign to help with mammograms

Maui Health Foundation has launched its October breast cancer awareness campaign and annual fundraiser, Kokua For A Cause, which helps provide screening mammograms to women on Maui who are uninsured or underinsured and unable to afford the potentially lifesaving exam.

This year, the nonprofit organization has set a goal of raising enough funds through Kokua For A Cause to provide mammograms to at least 100 women in need on the island.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for businesses. Individuals who would like to support K4C can shop or dine at a Kokua For A Cause Pink Partner location, form a Pink Ribbon Team to collect enough donations to pay for a mammogram ($200), or make an individual donation.

Pink Partners are businesses who have agreed to donate a portion of their sales to K4C for the month of October, and include Betty’s Beach Cafe, Cafe O’Lei, Cupcake Ladies Catering Co., Essential Oils Maui, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Ocean Jazz Jewelry, Panda Express, Rose Lash Boutique, and The Mill House Maui. Additional partners are being added each week through Oct. 31. For an updated list as well as additional ways to support, visit mauihospitalfoundation.org/kokua/.


St. Anthony Bazaar planned Saturday

The annual Holiday Bazaar will take place from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church Marian Hall in Wailuku.

The event will feature gifts and food, a plant sale, free bingo, baked goods, keiki games, estate sale items and a car wash by Boy Scout Troop 49.

Proceeds will benefit the St Anthony Church Building Fund.


Wai.Kai Week set at Maui Ocean Center

Maui Ocean Center will host a week of events starting Sunday highlighting Hawaiian culture and environmental stewardship, which leads up to the Wai.Kai Benefit Night on Oct. 26. Included are free daytime aquarium admission for children ages 4-12 accompanied by a paid kamaaina adult, environmental organization booths and an evening cultural talk.

It kicks off with a beach-to-reef cleanup at Kealia Pond from 8:15 to 10 a.m. Sunday hosted by Maui Ocean Center Marine Institute in partnership with Maui Ocean Center and Maui Nui Botanical Gardens. Wai.Kai Benefit tickets include aquarium admission, one entree and dessert, and four 8-ounce pours of Kohola Brewery draft beer.

Tickets are $44.95 for adults and $19.95 for children ages 6-12 and free for children ages 5 and under (food not included). Nonalcoholic beverages are available. Ticket prices are not tax inclusive.

Additional food and drink options will be available for purchase at the Reef Cafe. For schedule of events, sign-ups and ticket purchases, visit mauioceancenter.com/wai-kai.


Secure ID Day to take place Saturday

Hawaii’s Better Business Bureau will host its annual Secure your ID Day from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Access Information Management, 821 Eha St. in Wailuku.

The community can take part in a free, secure shredding of documents containing personal information and a clothing drive to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui. Two bankers boxes of documents for shredding per vehicle will be allowed.

Big Brothers Big Sisters will be on-site to collect lightly used clothing, linens, shoes, handbags and small miscellaneous items.


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