About Town: September 6, 2020

Kuikahi Mediation Center announces upcoming talk

The nonprofit Kuikahi Mediation Center hosts a free talk featuring Christina Harper from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 17 as part of its “Finding Solutions, Growing Peace” Brown Bag Lunch Series.

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Harper will discuss “When Where You Play Becomes Where You Work: Creating a Communication System at Home.” The talk will teach better communication habits to create essential peace at home and help protect professional and personal relationships.

Harper is owner of TRY Communication, which provides coaching services in the areas of relationships and communication. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Hawaii at Hilo.

To get the Zoom link, register online at https://freebrownbagtalk.eventbrite.com.

Virtual Torch Run benefits Special Olympics

The First Hawaiian Bank Troy Barboza Law Enforcement Torch Run benefitting Special Olympics Hawaii is going virtual this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

For the past 35 years, thousands of off-duty, volunteer law enforcement from federal, state and county agencies have come together to raise awareness for Special Olympics Hawaii by participating in the event. This year, the mission of the Torch Run continues online with their first-ever Virtual Torch Run.

By taking the event online, supporters can keep the “Flame of Hope” burning bright for athletes by making a donation to the organization. For every donation of $20 or more, supporters will receive a 35th anniversary Commemorative Torch Run shirt. A long-sleeve shirt requires a minimum donation of $25.

To make a donation or for more information on how to participate in the First Hawaiian Bank Virtual Torch Run visit: https://give.classy.org/2020TorchRun.

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Supporters can also represent Hawaii in the Global Virtual Torch Run by taking a photo or video in their Torch Run shirt and visiting www.LETR.org.

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