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Local Briefs

Coping after a loss subject of program

Hospice Maui invites the community to join it for a program titled “Coping with the Holidays after a Loss” from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Hospice Maui, 400 Mahalani St., Wailuku.

Loss and grief can feel more intense during special times of the year, and birthdays, anniversaries and holidays can trigger strong grief reactions, according to a news release. The Bereavement Team at Hospice Maui will provide a morning of education and interactive activities to explore ways to make plans and preparation for coping with the upcoming holidays. Refreshments will be provided.

RSVP to Barbara Kim at 244-5555 or bkim-cugal@hospicemaui.org. For more information, contact Joyce Lechuga, bereavement coordinator, at jlechuga@hospicemaui.org.

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Harvest Festival supports Kula school

The 32nd annual Harvest Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the campus of Kula Elementary School. There will be activities, entertainment, food and vendors on site at 5000 Kula Highway in Kula. Free admission and free parking will be available on site and at Kula Ball Park.

Entertainment will include Kaina Country, Nuff Sedd, King Kekaulike Jazz Band, Alexander Academy of Performing Arts and HI Ground. Fresh-squeezed lemonade and a variety of ono local foods will be available. A country store will sell local produce, plants, flowers, handmade crafts and baked goods.

Funds raised will go toward enrichment programs to help further the education of Kula Elementary School keiki.

More information about the festival can be found at kulaharvestfestival.com.

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String recital set at Makawao church

The 18th annual Christmas Holiday Concert at Makawao Union Church will feature the violin and viola students of Teresa Skinner’s Suzuki Violin School at 7 p.m. Saturday. The concert will also feature the Haleakala Waldorf School Strings Program, Lotus Dancer on piano, Michelle Romero-Ancheta, and Cheryl Lindley on cello. Master of ceremonies will be Robert Wills.

There is a $20 suggested donation at the door. Students 18 and younger will be admitted for free with an accompanying adult. Doors open at 6:30.