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• EdVenture classes at University of Hawaii Maui College. Sign up online at www.EdventureMaui.com. or call 984-3231 for more information.

“COM6018 Microsoft Excel Intermediate” will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Aug. 30. Tap into the power of Excel by using more functions that are built-in and explore the needed techniques to build multiple sheet workbooks and to link and consolidate data among them. Cost is $269.

“BUS6770 IQ vs. EQ Understanding and Build Your Emotional Intelligence” will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays through Aug. 31. Learn to assess and improve your emotional quotient aka emotional intelligence. Studies indicate that EQ is a better indicator of work success than IQ. Gain a practical understanding of emotional intelligence competencies, and how to increase self-awareness to manage and improve your relationships in the workplace. Cost is $189.

“ENR6114 Hawaiian Culture — Moku of Maui — Kipahulu, Kaupo, Kahikinui, Honuaula and Kula” will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 20. Learn about the traditional Hawaiian place names of Maui. You will learn of the moku system: its place names, mythologies and poetry as it was conceptualized by the ancient Hawaiians. Cost is $179.

“COM6326 Fundamentals of Accounting” will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. Learn the basic skills needed to properly record and understand your business’s transactions from the receipt book to the check book, to proper financial reporting. Fundamental topics of double-entry bookkeeping include: account classifications, debits, credits, T-accounts, liabilities, assets, owner’s equity, net income/loss, accounts payable, accounts receivable, the general ledger and journals. Cost is $139.

“CULN6007 Pasta Making” with Chef Kirsta will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Using regional Italian doughs made with and without eggs, students will learn how to hand shape various pastas, filled and unfilled, and a few fantastic sauces as well. These professional techniques will have you making fresh pasta with confidence at home. Cost is $134.

• Business workshops. The following County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development workshops will be held at Maui County Business Resource Center, Maui Mall, Suite B-9. To reserve a seat, call 270-5770. Workshops are free unless otherwise noted.

“Google Seminar Series 2017” with Kristen Johanson will be from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. In today’s digital world, the shopping process continues to evolve, affecting buyers’ path to purchase and ultimately conversion. Kristen Johanson will explain how retailers can get ahead by adjusting their advertising strategies to target consumers where they are spending their time.

“The Montessori Method and Growing your Business” will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday. The Montessori method of education is truly unique and has gained popularity worldwide for creating “out of the box thinkers,” some of whom have become famous for originality (ex: Google founders). We will learn what some teaching methods are and how to apply them as an adult to become an effective leader. This workshop includes leadership skills through effective training techniques.

“Quickbooks for Small Business” with Richard Kehoe will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Learn to set up your company’s QuickBooks in a small class setting with personalized tutoring. This class is for new users and will teach you how to record sales, receive payments, prepare invoices and balance your checkbook. Get customized answers and schedule a follow-up appointment at no cost to discuss your solutions. Sponsored by Service Corps of Retired Executives. Cost is $45. Free counseling sessions with experienced SCORE and Small Business Development Corp. (SBDC) counselors may be scheduled 1 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays and 9 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays.

• Creative Lab Hawaii “Meet and Greet”, Wednesday, to share future programs available in 2018. 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Akaku, 333 Dairy Rd., Suite 204, Kahului. Creative Lab Hawaii was founded in 2012 by the State of Hawaii DBEDT’s Creative Industries Division to develop an ecosystem to increase export, attract investment and build the state’s creative entrepreneurial capacity. Speakers include: Georja Skinner, chief officer, state of Hawaii; Creative Industries Division, founder — Creative Lab Hawaii; Michael Andres Palmieri, executive director, Creative Lab Hawaii; Creative Lab Hawaii Immersive Programs fellows: Brian Kohne, writer, director, producer of “Kuleana” and Wayne Nunez, executive producer of “Oceanna”. RSVP http://bit.ly/ CLHMMG.

• Fruit Fly Management class presented by The University of Hawaii Maui Master Gardener program will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, 150 Kanaloa Ave, Kahului. Learn to identify and prevent fruit-fly damage. Learn areas and crops different flies like best. Bring an empty one- and two-liter plastic bottle and go home with both a lured and baited fruit fly trap. Participants can buy a fruit-fly-specific organic bait, GF-120, for $30. Cost is free. To register, contact the UH CTAHR Cooperative Extension Office, 244-3242 or mauimg@ctahr. hawaii.edu.