COMMUNITY NEWS for September 3 issue
Mary Rice Hopkins to perform at chapel
KAPALUA – Do you have small children? Kumulani Chapel announced that Mary Rice Hopkins will be at its facility, “The Barn” along Office Road in Kapalua, for a free concert on Sunday, Sept. 13.
A fun barbecue dinner starts at 5 p.m. (the $5 donation will go to the Kumulani Missions Ministry), and the concert and a puppet show will begin at 6 p.m. Call 669-6905.
Flatbread Co. to host benefit for Maui’s future engineers
PAIA – Flatbread Company will host a benefit night in support of Maui’s Chapter of the Hawaii Society of Professional Engineers on Tuesday, Sept. 8.
From 5 to 10 p.m., the restaurant will donate $3.50 for each large flatbread and $1.75 for each small flatbread sold during the benefit, including take-out orders.
Proceeds will support educational programs such as the annual local “MathCounts” and “MathMatters” competitions. These math competitions promote elementary and middle school mathematics achievement through grassroots involvement and expand opportunities for Maui’s future engineers.
The funds will also help HSPE continue to provide partial scholarships to college-bound Maui students majoring in engineering.
A silent auction starts at 5 p.m. with items ranging from luau tickets to restaurant gift certificates and toys; there will be something for every age. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/hspemaui.
Smart Driver Class to be held at senior center
LAHAINA – An AARP Smart Driver Class is slated at the West Maui Senior Center on Tuesday, Sept. 8, from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
These classes are designed for drivers 50 years and older, but all adults are welcome to attend. The emphasis is to become more aware of common age-related physical changes, how they affect one’s driving ability and how to compensate.
The fee of $20 (cash or check) will be collected at the beginning of the class. AARP members receive a $5 discount, so bring your AARP card. Some insurance carriers offer discounts to those who complete this class.
Pre-registration is requested. Call the West Maui Senior Center (788 Pauoa St., Lahaina) at 661-9432.
Participants sought for Maui Walk to End Alzheimer’s
KAHULUI – The Maui Walk to End Alzheimer’s is set for Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Boys & Girls Central Clubhouse in Kahului
Register your team or as an individual walker at www.alz.org/walk.
‘Kokua for Kupuna’ set
KAHULUI – Enjoy an evening oceanfront and under the stars with live music by Na Leo Pilimehana at “Kokua for Kupuna,” Hale Makua Health Services’ annual fundraiser.
The benefit will be held on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 5 p.m. at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali. Proceeds will help those who cannot afford healthcare services.
“Kokua for Kupuna” will also include an opening performance by Halemanu, Hawaiian dinner buffet, two hosted drinks, silent auction and door prizes.
Tickets – $140 for adults and $1,600 for a reserved table of ten with premium seating – can be purchased by calling (808) 871-9283 or visiting www.halemakua.org.
Residents reminded to submit Circuit Breaker application
WAILUKU – The county Department of Finance’s Real Property Tax Division reminds all homeowners eligible for the Circuit Breaker Tax Credit must apply for it before the end of the year, Dec. 31, 2015.
The credit is available to residents who own and occupy their property as their principal residence with a homeowner exemption and whose real property taxes exceed 2 percent of their adjusted gross income.
To apply for this credit, homeowners must file an application.
The application can be found on the Maui County website at www.mauicounty.gov/rpt; click on “Forms and Instructions,” then “Circuit Breaker Application FY 2016-2017.”
Applications may also be picked up from the Real Property Tax Division Collections Office at Maui Mall.
For more information, call 270-7697.