Local Briefs

Car wash to benefit nonprofits

Maui United Way will hold a car wash from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday at Ohana Fuels in Kahului.

Proceeds will help support Maui United Way’s 39 partner agency programs. Presale tickets are available for $9 and $10 on the day of the event.

Ohana Fuels is located at 85 S. Wakea Ave. in Kahului.

Community members can also support Maui United Way by filling up their gas tanks at any Ohana Fuels location on Maui until March 31 as part of the “Fuel Up. Do Good.” program. A portion of the proceeds from each fuel purchase will go to Maui United Way.

For car wash tickets, contact Angela Stewart at 244-8787 or angela@mauiunitedway.org.


Ta-Ke Leadership series continues today

Charles “Chip” Fletcher and retired U.S. Army General David Bramlett will be the featured speakers in the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center’s Ta-Ke Leadership talks today and Tuesday.

Fletcher, the associate dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Hawaii, will discuss “Climate Emergency: Temperature Projections, Infectious Diseases and What You Eat, and Sea Level Rise” at 4 p.m. today over Zoom.

Bramlett’s talk, “The Nisei Soldier in WWII: The Price of Citizenship,” will also take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday over Zoom.

The center’s Ta-Ke series — meaning “bamboo” in Japanese — features outstanding leaders in the community sharing their insights on modern-day society, current issues and how through the lens of the nisei values, the community can get past today’s obstacles for a brighter tomorrow.

To register, call the center at 244-NVMC (6862) or visit the website at www.nvmc.org and click “what’s new.”


AAUW to discuss Supreme Court

The American Association of University Women’s Maui Branch will host a Zoom meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The social half-hour will begin at 10 a.m., followed by a business meeting at 10:30 a.m. and a discussion about the U.S. Supreme Court.

AAUW Maui Branch Finance Officer Pat Gotschalk will talk about the legal process and the transition from Ruth Bader Ginsberg to Amy Comey Barrett on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Gotschalk received a Juris Doctor with honors in 1983 from the National Law Center of George Washington University. She was a member of the George Washington Law Review and was on the winning team of the Van Vleck Moot Court competition. Although retired, she has retained her interest in law and has closely followed the recent changes on the U.S. Supreme Court.

For Zoom login information, contact Cathy Thompson at cathyt808@gmail.com.


Lions clubs collecting glasses, hearing aids

Maui’s Lions clubs will collect used eyeglasses and hearing aids Saturday as part of the Lions Recycle For Sight program.

Club members will accept donations through specially marked Lions Recycle For Sight collection boxes at the Walmart Vision Center and other locations.

The glasses will be distributed to those in need within developing countries where eye care is often unaffordable and inaccessible. In many developing countries, an eye exam can cost as much as one month’s wages and a single eye doctor often serves a community of hundreds of thousands of people. Most recently, Hawaii Lions Club members distributed 5,000 pairs of eyeglasses to villagers throughout the mountainous terrain of war-torn Afghanistan.

Lions clubs worldwide collect eyeglasses and hearing aids year-round; Saturday is designated as the program’s major collection day.

For a list of collection box locations on Maui, Molokai and Lanai, visit hawaiilions.org.


Social media class for baby boomers

Maui-based business Skywriting by . . . Nico is offering a new social media training course, “Social Media Marketing in 2021 — 5 Tools You Must Use,” on Zoom from noon to 1:15 p.m. Friday.

The class is designed for baby boomers who would like to learn about marketing technology at a slower pace.

This is the second of four classes geared toward the 55-plus crowd.

Attendees will learn about Facebook Creator Studio, posting tools, photo editors and email marketing.

For more information or to register, visit www.skywritingbynico.com.


Program on watershed for Molokai students

Learning Endeavors will host Champions of Coastal Resilience, a free seven-week STEM watershed learning experience for Molokai students in grades 4-6 that begins Monday.

The virtual afterschool program will be facilitated by a Molokai-based instructor from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays. Registration is now open.

Learning Endeavors is a Wailuku-based nonprofit organization that offers innovative education program development. Since 2013, it has developed training programs for teachers and afterschool program and camps across the state. The Champions of Coastal Resilience initiative is its newest program, which will start on Molokai and soon expand statewide.

To learn more or to register a student for this program, visit learningendeavors.org/ccr.


Benefit dinner for animal sanctuary

Moku Roots restaurant in Lahaina will host a five-course vegan dinner to benefit Leilani Farm Sanctuary on Wednesday.

Leilani Farm Sanctuary is an animal sanctuary and educational facility that teaches children and adults about animals in a way that changes their perspective about themselves and the world around them.

The dinner is priced at $60 per person. Of that cost, $10 per person will be donated to the nonprofit.

The locally sourced menu features a vegan charcuterie board, rainbow veggie carpaccio, fried polenta and ulu salad, butternut squash alfredo and dessert.

Moku Roots is located in the Lahaina Gateway shopping center. For more information or to make a reservation, call 214-5106.


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