Local Briefs

Wahine artists featured in art show

Joshi Kai, a group art show featuring Wailuku wahine artists, will hold a reception at 6 p.m. Friday at the Sabado Studios at 38 N. Market St.

Joshi Kai means “girls’ gathering” or “girls’ night” in Japanese. “Kai” also means “ocean” in both Japanese and Hawaiian and represents the merging of the cultures.

The Maui artists are:

• Jackie Sabado-Eitel, a painter, silk-screen artist and entrepreneur. Her “Paradise Now” shop in Wailuku has products from more than 70 local vendors from across the state.

• Courtney Holland, whose digital illustrations “paint perfect pictures of nostalgia as a reflection of her diverse background,” according to a news release. She is holding a solo exhibition at Wailuku Coffee Co. this month.

• Bailey Onaga, who goes by the artist name of “B.Miyo,” a combination of her first name and middle name, Miyoko. Her aesthetic is an “homage to her native Hawaiian heritage and home base as well as the whimsical, kawaii visuals of Japanese art.”

The show will also include art from Toyameg, an illustrator based in Fukuoka, Japan, who is scheduled to be at the reception.

The reception will be BYOB and includes light refreshments. The artwork will be featured through July 1. For times, call the studio at (808) 242-6762.


Hau’oli Piha to hold caregiver workshop

Maui nonprofit Hau’oli Piha will host an in-person training session, “Malama I Na Kahu Malama,” for caregivers from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday at the J. Walter Cameron Center.

The training is designed to help individuals and organizations on the front line of providing mental health care before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics will include self-care, the ethics of self-care, an introduction to therapeutic music, and collective trauma and the pandemic.

“We welcome caregivers, families, social work professionals, therapists and the general public to join us for these important conversations about mental health services for both the young and the kupuna in our community,” said Hau’oli Piha Chief Executive and Collaboration Officer Patrick Saka.

The cost to attend is $50.

To register, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/malama-i-na-kahu-malama-caring-for-caregivers-tickets-298884440407.


Animal adoptions return to Maui Mall

Hawaii Animal Rescue Foundation is bringing back its community adoption events at Maui Mall Village after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions.

An adoption event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday and will take place at the mall every Saturday moving forward.

“Not only do community adoption events increase adoptions, but they increase volunteer opportunities for individuals of all ages wanting to help out and make a difference,” HARF CEO Dawn Pfendler said.

To view adoptable animals, visit harfcenter.org.


Shelter to hold open house for foster pets

The Maui Humane Society will join shelters nationwide for the National Foster Pet Open House at 11:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Attendees will learn about long-term, short-term and emergency fostering and meet available foster animals. Those interested in fostering dogs, puppies or Wings of Aloha Foster should attend the Saturday event; those interested in fostering cats, kittens or critters can attend the Sunday event.

The shelter is located at 1350 Mehameha Loop in Puunene.


Legal information to be offered

The Hawaii State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division will offer free legal information to the public at an “Ask-a-Lawyer” booth at Kahului Shopping Center’s Sunday Market from 4 to 8 p.m. this Sunday.

Volunteer lawyers will give legal information about a variety of topics, including landlord-tenant, divorce and child custody, bankruptcy and estate planning. The Ask-a-Lawyer booth is part of Law Week, an annual week-long event that has been celebrated since 1961.

A free hotline service will also be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Volunteer lawyers will assist residents who may not have access to an attorney and need general advice or referrals to nonprofit organizations that can assist with their legal problems. To speak to a lawyer, call (808) 537-1868.


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