COMMUNITY NEWS for October 22 issue
Kihei Public Library to offer events
KIHEI – Kihei Public Library will present free programs this month in the Children’s Area. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
On Saturday, Oct. 24, at 10:30 a.m., the Maui Science Center will present “Spooky Science,” a hands-on science and technology experience that will encourage exploration, investigation and wonder. This two-hour program is suitable for children ages five and older.
On Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m., children ages 3-7 are invited to wear pajamas and fuzzy slippers, bring a favorite teddy bear and enjoy an evening of Halloween-themed stories and fun at “Pajama Storytime.”
On Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 3 p.m., the library will host “Wonderful Wednesday: Calling All Young Volunteers!” Children ages five and older who are willing to volunteer their time and talents are invited to help library staff prepare and assemble trick-or-treat bags for upcoming story times and have fun with other projects. By volunteering their service, children can learn to help their community.
On Thursday, Oct. 29, at 10:30 a.m. at “Toddler Trick-or-Treat Story Time,” toddlers are invited to wear their non-scary costumes for a gentle Halloween story time, followed by an in-library trick-or-treat parade.
Kihei Public Library is located at 35 Waimahaihai St.; call 875-6833.
Talk centers on coping with dementia
KAHULUI – “The Longest Loss: Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia,” the Hospice Foundation of America’s annual Living With Grief Program, will be presented on Thursday, Nov. 5, from 8 to 11 a.m. at the University of Hawaii Maui College in the Ka’aike Building, Room 105BCD.
This program will identify how medical and social service professionals can best help patients, families and themselves cope with loss and grief associated with Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementia.
To attend, contact Joyce Lechuga at 244-5555 or joyce.hospicemaui@ gmail.com.
Online system creates ‘one-stop-shop’ for volunteering on Maui
WAILUKU – The Maui County Department of Housing & Human Concerns’ Volunteer Center invites the public to visit its newly upgraded website, www.handsonmaui.com.
The online platform, Get Connected 2.0, offers both non-profits and volunteers the opportunity to take advantage of this web-based, “one-stop-shop” that lists agency profiles and current volunteer needs.
The system also allows users to create a free membership and to browse and sign up for volunteer opportunities.
Details listed by 86 partner agencies currently offer more than 200 volunteer opportunities; these include becoming a museum docent, feeding the home-bound elderly, event volunteers, social media curator, beach cleanups and more.
“The Hands on Maui website allows the public to see the many opportunities that exist for them to help make a difference,” said Wendy Stebbins, Volunteer Center coordinator.
“This online platform creates awareness that can lead to citizens taking action and building relationships that further strengthen our community.”
The County of Maui Volunteer Center mobilizes volunteers to meet community needs, builds capacity of organizations to effectively engage volunteers, and inspires support for community service. To learn more, visit www.handsonmaui.com or call Stebbins at 276-7733.
LHS to host mini college fair
LAHAINA – Lahainaluna High School will host an impromptu mini college fair on Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Samuel Kamakau Library.
Many junior and senior English teachers, as well as the Career and Technical Education teachers, signed up in advance to attend this event.
Future appointments with the LHS College & Career Center may be made at calendly.com/ kristy_arakawa/50min.
Kumulani Chapel to hold Harvest Festival
KAPALUA – Kumulani Chapel will host its annual Harvest Festival for keiki on Friday, Oct. 30, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Hale Hokulani (The Barn) in Kapalua on Office Road across from Sansei.
Keiki through fifth grade are encouraged to dress in friendly costumes and enjoy the fun, including game booths, prizes, candy, hot dogs, popcorn, jumping castles and a few surprises! Admission is free.
This year, Kumulani Chapel encourages families to be a blessing this Thanksgiving by bringing canned or nonperishable food donations for Feed My Sheep. For more information, call Kumulani Chapel at 669-6905.