Local Briefs

Soup, malassada fundraiser on Sunday

The Portuguese Association of Maui will hold its annual scholarship fundraiser from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday at Hoaloha Park in Kahului.

The association will sell its signature Portuguese bean soup for $10 a quart and seven malassadas for $5.

Reservations for soup and malassadas are being taken at 877-0123. All proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund. Two awards of $1,000 each will be presented in 2014 to Maui scholars of Portuguese descent for college-level studies.

At 10:30 a.m. there will be a demonstration on the making and cutting of malassadas. Following the demonstration, the association will show how to prepare acorda, or sopa alentejana. This simple soup is frequently made for people who are ill and for new mothers following childbirth. The public is invited, and samples of both the soup and malassadas will be offered to those attending. Recipes will also be provided.


Pi’ilani Arias will perform free concert

Pi’ilani Arias will perform a free concert from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday on the Baldwin House lawn in Lahaina.

Arias has performed alongside musicians such as Keali’i Reichel and played in several bands, including Pono and Rushouze, and is now working on a solo career.

The concert is sponsored by the Lahaina Restoration Foundation as part of its Hawaiian Music Series program.

Chairs are limited; blankets, mats and low beach chairs are welcome.

The Baldwin House is located at the corner of Front and Dickenson streets.

For more information, call the Lahaina Restoration Foundation office at 661-3262.


Silversword subject of presentation

Climate change intern Jesse Felts from Haleakala National Park will speak on the “Effects of Climate Change on the ‘Ahiniahina or Haleakala Silversword” at 7 p.m. Friday in the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center’s Poolside Room in Pukalani.

This Native Hawaiian Plant Society talk is free and open to the public.


KSM drama club to present musical

A musical version of “Alice in Wonderland” will be presented by the Kamehameha Schools Maui high school drama club at 7 p.m. Friday and at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday in Keopuolani Hale on the school campus in Pukalani.

This free event is suitable for the whole family.


Ocean safety course at UH-MC

Friday is the enrollment deadline for an ocean and thrillcraft safety education course being offered March 9 and 16 at the University of Hawaii Maui College.

The class will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Hale 218. The cost is $139.

The cost for taking the recreational thrillcraft operators safety educational course portion of the class only on March 9 is $109.

To register, visit windwardcce.org/sports-fitness.htm. For more information, call 235-7433.


Recycling event set in central Maui

Malama Maui Nui (Community Work Day) will hold its monthly Malama ‘Aina recycling event in the Maui Mall parking lot next to Whole Foods from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Accepted items include scrap metal, bicycles, appliances, lawn mowers, cooking oil, cellular phones, household batteries, vehicle batteries, printer cartridges, electronics, HI-5 recyclables, telephone books, newspapers, magazines, cardboard, used eyeglasses, hearing aids, books, DVDs, clothing, non-HI-5 glass, plastic, aluminum recyclables and other household items. There is a suggested $5 fee to drop off regular-sized vehicle tires.

Motor oil, hazardous fluids, green waste, furniture, propane tanks, paint and vehicles will not be accepted. Paper shredding will not be available. E-cycling items such as computers, televisions and printers can be taken to Habitat for Humanity Maui, 901 Lower Main St. in Wailuku.

Residents are encouraged to bring a nonperishable donation for Feed My Sheep.

For more information on the types of items accepted at Malama ‘Aina recycling events, call 877-2524 or go to www.cwdhawaii.org.


Volunteers to plant rare silverswords

Volunteers from Hawaii Government Employees Association Maui Community Action Committee will join the state Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife to transplant about 100 rare Haleakala silverswords on Saturday within the state forest reserve.

Before silverswords were officially named a “threatened species” by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1992, they were driven to near extinction from excessive grazing by cattle and goats, as well as other human influences.

HGEA members and DLNR staff will be prepping and planting silverswords propagated by the National Park Service.

Community groups interested in native planting projects may contact Forest Management Supervisor Lance DeSilva of DLNR’s Maui Division of Forestry and Wildlife at 873-3980.


Plant-based diets topic of presentation

Registered dietician and author Brenda Davis will present “Plant-Based Diets in the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Disease: Recent Findings,” at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Cameron Center, 95 Mahalani St., Wailuku.

Davis will provide an update on plant-based diets and disease, including a summary of her research on diabetes in the Marshall Islands.

Davis is the lead dietitian in a diabetes intervention project in Majuro, Marshall Islands, and past chairwoman of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association, acccording to a news release.

Admission to this Vegetarian Society of Hawaii presentation is free, and refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact 280-6865 or steve@drsteveblake.com.


End-of-life issues will be addressed

Jackie Mishle of Hawaii Family Forum will be guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Maui’s noon meeting Thursday at Carey & Eddie’s Hideaway Restaurant in Kahului.

Mishle will be speaking on physician-assisted suicide, advance directives and other end-of-life issues. In her professional capacity she has testified before the Legislature and advised on the drafting of bills on these issues.

The meeting is open to the public and visitors are welcome. Lunch is $12.

For more information, contact Kathy Anderson at 357-8877.


Sale will support scholarships

The Hawaii Alpha Delta Kappa, Maui Gamma Chapter, will have a rummage sale from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday in the Lihikai School cafeteria.

Proceeds from the sale will go towards supporting the chapter’s programs, which includes establishing scholarships for graduating seniors.

For more information, call Jocelyn Tengan at 281-9155.


Brewpub fundraiser for monk seals

Maui Brewing Co. will host a fundraiser for the Monk Seal Foundation at its brewpub in Kahana from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday. The company said it will donate half of its profits from all house beers sold. The brewpub is at 4405 Honoapiilani Highway.


Degree options a topic at UH-MC talk

The University of Hawai’i Center, Maui will provide information on bachelor’s and master’s degree options in addition to certification programs available to Maui residents at 6 p.m. Thursday in Laulima 108 on the University of Hawaii Maui College campus.

Degree programs currently available include a master’s degree in social work, post-baccalaureate certificates in education and bachelor’s degrees in business administration, social sciences, accounting, justice administration, nursing, interdisciplinary studies, health care administration and others

For more information, contact the University of Hawai’i Center, Maui at 984-3525 or uctrmaui@hawaii.edu.


‘Kendama Jam’ coming to mall

Lahaina Cannery Mall will host a “Kendama Jam,” organized by Maui Toy Works, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 8.

The tournament is open to ages 4 and older as contestants compete in age divisions for an elimination-style competition.

The family-friendly event will feature more than $500 in prizes.

Advanced registration is recommended. Preregistration will be at Maui Toy Works at Lahaina Cannery Mall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. There is a $5 entry fee.

For more information, contact Maui Toy Works at 661-4766 or loerar001@gmail.com.


Registration open for Maui Walk MS

Registration is open for the Maui Walk Multiple Sclerosis event April 26 at the University of Hawaii Maui College.

Walk Multiple Sclerosis is a fundraiser for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The funds raised at Walk MS go toward supporting research and to programs and services that aid more than 1,200 families affected by multiple sclerosis in Hawaii.

To register or to get more information, visit www.walkmshawaii.org or call the nation society’s Hawaii Office at 532-0806.

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Corporate power topic of lecture

Move to Amend Coalition national spokesman David Cobb will discuss building connections, inspiring activism and the origins of corporate power during an appearance on the University of Hawaii Maui College campus on Wednesday.

The speech, sponsored by the UH-MC Peace Club and the Green Party of Hawai’i, will begin at 6:15 p.m. in the Kalama building, room 108. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.

Cobb, an attorney, is the national projects director of Democracy Unlimited.

The Move to Amend Coalition is a national partnership of more than 328,000 people and hundreds of organizations whose goal is to amend the U.S. Constitution to end corporate rule by building a multiracial, cross-class democracy movement.

For more information, contact Chuck Carletta at 984-3305 or Nikhilananda at 572-8787.


Social club will host pizza party

The Italian American Social Club will host a pizza party beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday in St. Theresa Church Hall in Kihei.

Eric Mitchell, president of Outrigger Pizza Co. will be making different types of pizza in a wood-fired mobile pizza oven.

He will be speaking about this style of pizza as well as how he came up with the idea and why he brought it to Maui.

The public is welcome. There will be a cost of $10 per person at the door.

For more information or reservations, contact Don Tedesco at 298-0970 or dstedesco@gmail.com.


School planning 50th annivesary

Organizers of Kula School’s 50 Years of Excellence Celebration are seeking community participation and will hold a meeting for those interested in participating at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Kula Elementary School’s Room F-103.

The event scheduled for Sept. 6 at the school will include a luau, a talk story, music and a memorabilia exhibit. Alumni and residents are asked to help plan the event. Assistance is needed in all areas including food and entertainment.

For more information call 876-7614 or email cheryl_medeiros/kula/hidoe@notes.k12.hi.us.


Fundraiser for Maui Crush Soccer girls

The Maui Crush Soccer girls team (15 and younger) will hold a fundraiser at the McDonald’s on Dairy Road in Kahului from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. A portion of all sales will go toward offsetting travel expenses for the team’s trip this summer to Portland, Ore.


Hawaiian Airlines topic of discussion

Leona Duarte, a Maui sales executive with Hawaiian Airlines, will be the guest speaker at the noon meeting of the Rotary Club of Kahului on Monday at Cafe O’Lei at the Dunes at Maui Lani.

Duarte will provide updates regarding Hawaiian Airlines. She will also provide airfare comparisons, the cost breakdown of an average domestic flight on an Airbus 330 and a comparison of various price increases from 2004 to 2013, according to a news release.

Duarte was born and raised on Maui and has been involved with the airline industry since 1981, when she worked for the now-defunct Mid Pacific Airlines. In 1987, she left to work for Hawaiian Airlines; July will mark her 27th year with a company.

The public is invited to the meeting. The cost for lunch is $20 or a $5 program fee. Information about speakers and club service projects can be found at www.kahuluirotary.org. For more information, call club President Paul Janes-Brown at 572-8000.


Paratransit advisory council forming

A meeting to discuss the formation of a paratransit advisory council will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the MEO Family Center, 99 Mahalani St. in Wailuku.

The purpose of this meeting is to identify individuals interested in sitting on the council, establish guidelines for operating and determine the council’s goals and objectives, according to an announcement.

Once the council is established, it will meet quarterly.

People who are unable to attend this first meeting but would like to offer input may email suggestions to debbie.cabebe@meoinc.org, or call 249-2990, ext. 342.


Rotary club to tour Monsanto facility

A “Rotary on the Road” tour will replace the regular morning meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise on Wednesday.

Club members and guests are invited to tour the Monsanto facility in Kihei. The tour will begin at 9 a.m. at 2111 Piilani Highway. Participants must wear long pants and close-toed shoes.

Members of the public are invited. To participate, email Vocational Chairwoman Margie Flores at margief1202@yahoo.com.


Lucienne de Naie to address Rotary club

The Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea is hosting speaker Lucienne de Naie, member of the Maui County General Plan Advisory Committee, during its meeting at noon Wednesday at Mulligans on the Blue.

Admission is $16 per person.

De Naie, who also is a researcher, writer and consultant for the Maui Sierra Club and Maui Tomorrow Foundation, will present the history of South Maui and talk about steps to ensure long-term preservation.


YMCA launches support campaign

The Maui Family YMCA invites residents to attend the 2014 Maui Family YMCA Community Support Campaign kickoff beginning at noon Friday in the Y’s Fitness Studio.

This year’s luncheon will feature Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui as the keynote speaker, as well as a special address by Mayor Alan Arakawa.

This year, the Maui Family YMCA set the goal to raise $140,000. Financial gifts to the Y will help advance programming and services that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility on Maui, according to a news release.

Last year, financial support made it possible for more than 1,000 children to have a safe place to learn and build confidence after school; for 571 families to reconnect and grow together; and 745 children had the opportunity to learn grow and thrive in swim lessons, the release said.

The Maui Family YMCA is at 250 Kanaloa Ave. in Kahului.

For more information about the campaign or to make a financial gift, contact 242-9007 or mauiymca@gmail.com. To learn more about the Maui Family YMCA, visit www.mauifamilymca.org.


Lahaina restoration topic of presentation

Theo Morrison, executive director of the Lahaina Restoration Foundation, will speak at the Rotary Club of Lahaina meeting at noon Thursday at the Royal Ocean Terrace at the Royal Lahaina Resort in Kaanapali.

The foundation is a charitable organization chartered in 1962 to restore, maintain and preserve Lahaina’s physical, cultural and historic legacies. The foundation oversees and maintains 15 major historical structures and museums in Lahaina.

For more information call club President Art Ortiz at 344-3010.


Women and heart disease topic of talk

The Rotary Club of Maui will host Beth Mathias and Jocelyn Moniz, Go Red for Women ambassadors, at its noon meeting Thursday in the Class Act Dining Room at the University of Hawaii Maui College.

The women will speak about the impact of heart disease nationally and locally, risk factors, prevention, National Heart Month, and 10 years of the Go Red for Women movement.

The meeting is open to the public. The cost is $20 for a three-course luncheon and meeting. For more information email president@rotaryclubofmaui.org.

Local Briefs

‘Chair-ish’ recycled art contest underway

Makawao Union Church is hosting the second annual “Chair-ish Maui” recycled art contest with the goal of keeping usable items out of the landfill.

The contest is open to the public.

For a $15 entry fee, participants will receive an old metal folding chair to decorate. Chairs will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sundays through March 30 at Makawao Union Church, 1445 Baldwin Ave. in Paia.

Chairs must fold and unfold when completed. Finished pieces must be returned to the church April 6. Winners will be announced April 13. All finished chairs will be on display until April 20 at the church.

For more information, contact 579-9261, 572-6303 or makawaounion@gmail.com.


Kiwanis Club of Maui to meet on Thursday

The Kiwanis Club of Maui will host speaker Christine M. Georgedes, associate store team leader at Whole Foods Market in the Maui Mall, at its regular meeting at noon Thursday at Cary & Eddie’s Hideaway Restaurant in Kahului.

The meeting is open to the public, and lunch is $12.

Georgedes will speak about the company’s culture, how it began and how it has evolved.

For more information, call Cathy Anderson at 357-8877.


Orientation dinner for festival volunteers

A volunteer orientation and dinner will be held Monday for the upcoming 21st annual Haiku Ho’olaule’a & Flower Festival.

Parents, teachers, staff, alumni and community members are invited to learn about volunteer opportunities for the festival, which will be held April 12.

A $5 donation is suggested for the Indian dinner at 5:30 p.m. by Star Anise Catering. Dinner is first-come, first-served, with 150 dinners available.

An orientation with volunteer manager Keith Ranney begins at 6 p.m., followed by a sign-up session at 6:30 p.m.

Magician Brenton Keith will perform during dinner and the sign-up session.

Money raised by the festival goes to enrichment programs at Haiku School.

For more information, call 269-0525 or email haikuhoolaulea@gmail.com.


‘Maui’s Electricity Future’ focus of meeting

“Maui’s Electricity Future” will be the focus of a Kula Community Association meeting beginning at 7 p.m. today at the Kula Community Center.

The event will begin with Maui Electric Co.’s Mat McNeff giving an update on the status of installing solar photovoltaic systems on Maui homes and businesses, and the main agenda item will be a panel discussing the a proposed undersea interisland electricity cable.

Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m.

The program will air live from 7 to 9 p.m. on Akaku: Maui Community Television, Channel 55.

For more information, call 283-4376.


Health screenings part of caregiver walk

Free blood glucose and blood pressure screenings will be offered by University of Hawai’i Maui College nursing students from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center during and after the Family Caregiver Walk.

There will also be free presentations on lung disease, home safety, depression, exercise and cancer prevention from 7 to 9 a.m.

Presentations on heart disease, cholesterol, nutrition and sleep will be given from 9 to 11 a.m.


Keiki Story Time at Barnes and Noble

Joanne Laird, program director for the Read Aloud America Program, will present Keiki Story Time at Barnes and Noble in the Lahaina Gateway Center at 10 a.m. Saturday.

This 30-minute story time is geared for children ages pre-kindergarten through the 2nd grade.

The story time will feature readings from February-themed children’s picture books.

There will be healthy snacks provided by Barnes and Noble. At the conclusion of the read-aloud session, each child will receive a door prize from Read Aloud America and Barnes and Noble.

Every child must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.


UH-MC to host student caucus on Saturday

The University of Hawaii Maui College will host the University of Hawaii Student Caucus from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the campus Resource Center in the Pilina Building.

Interim Vice Chancellor Catherine Bio will be the speaker and will welcome student government representatives from Hawaii Community College, Honolulu Community College, Kapiolani Community College, Kauai Community College, Leeward Community College, UH-Hilo, UH-Manoa, UH-West Oahu, Windward Community College and the UH-MC.

The role of the UH Student Caucus is to advocate on behalf of the students within the university system. It collaborates on the needs and interests of the students and voices those concerns to the Board of Regents, the administration and state Legislature.


Church will have rummage and bake sale

A rummage and bake sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Grace Bible Church.

The church is at 635 Hina Ave. in Kahului.


Keiki Story Time at Whole Foods

Joanne and Larry Laird, program directors for Read Aloud America, will present a Keiki Story Time at Whole Foods Market in Kahului at 2 p.m. Sunday.

This 30-minute story time is geared for children ages pre-kindergarten through 2nd grade. It will feature readings from popular children’s picture books. There will be healthy snacks provided by Whole Foods Market for the keiki.

At the conclusion of the read-aloud session each child will be able to select a new book from the Read Aloud America library to take home. There will also be drawings for door prizes at the conclusion of the program. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.


Star clusters topic of lecture on Friday

“Journey to Ancient Star Clusters” is the title of a free lecture by Guy Jette at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Maikalani UH Institute of Astronomy Advanced Technology Research Center in Pukalani. It is part of the ongoing Maikalani Community Lecture series.

The talk will provide a look at these densely packed star groups, in addition to where and when you can find them in the Hawaii night sky.

A news release says that Jette will lead attendees on a journey to the center of one of these clusters and contemplate if life is possible in these primordial stellar arenas.

The research center is at 34 Ohia Ku St. For more information, call 573-9500.

Local Briefs

University women to host Maui author

Local author Jill Engledow will discuss her book, “Haleakala: A History of the Maui Mountain,” at an American Association of University Women meeting at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Kahili Golf Course Restaurant in Waikapu.

The public is invited.

The presentation will include a slide show of vintage photos from Engledow’s book, which tells a brief history of Haleakala National Park, the people and events that led to its establishment, as well as its growth and impact on Maui today.

The AAUW business meeting will begin at 10 a.m., with lunch at noon. There will be a cover charge of $3 for members and $5 for guests for the talk.

Lunch may run from $12 to $20, depending on lunch entree selections.

For information and selection of a lunch entree, contact Cheryl Bergman at 244-1850 or mauicheryl@gmail.com.


3 Maui candidates in scholars program

Three Maui students have been named as candidates in the 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

The candidates were selected from nearly 3.4 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools this year.

The Maui candidates are Carly O’Donnell of Haiku and Dylan A. West-Von Sonn of Makawao (both students at Seabury Hall), and Trent M. Hori of Kahului, a student at Maui High School.

Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, now in its 50th year, is one of the highest honors bestowed upon graduating high school seniors, according to a news release.


Council planning Memorial Day observance

The Maui Veterans Council is seeking groups interested in participating in the upcoming Memorial Day observance May 26 at the Makawao Veterans Cemetery.

The event begins at 9:30 a.m.

Those interested can either contact Doug Scherer via mail at 757 Papua St., Wailuku 96793, or email mauilaub@aol.com. The letter must include a contact person’s name and phone number.


Maui police to address Kihei community

Representatives from the Maui Police Department will speak at the Kihei Community Association meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Kihei Charter Middle School at 41 E. Lipoa St. in Kihei.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. for pupu and talk story. KCA members and nonmembers are encouraged to voice their concerns as well as ask questions about safety and security in South Maui, a news release said.

Donations of nonperishable food items will be accepted for the Maui Food Bank.

Membership is not required but is encouraged.

For more information see www.gokihei.org or call (508) 499-9996.


Water issues topic at meeting in Hana

Alan T. Murakami, attorney for the Native Hawaiian Legal Corp., and Ed Wendt of Na Moku Aupuni O Ko’olaui Hui will give the community an update on East Maui and Hawaii water issues during the 4:30 to 6 p.m. meeting Monday of the Hana Community Association at Helene Hall. An hour of time has been allocated for Murakami and Wendt, according to an announcement. Questions will be addressed if time permits. Questions are to be submitted at the sign-in desk.


Improvisation subject of presentation

Guest speaker Mark Beltzman will present “Listening and the Art of Allowing Improvisation” at the noon meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea on Wednesday at Mulligans on the Blue.

Beltzman is an actor, improviser, teacher, director and musician from Los Angeles.

The public is invited. The cost for lunch is $16.


Soroptimist event planned in Kaanapali

Soroptimist International of West Maui will host its monthly Dinner and Discussion at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Paradise Grill in Kaanapali. This month’s topic is “Balancing Work and Home,” with guest speaker and life coach Beverly Delorenzo.

Members and the public are invited. For reservations, call Ruth McKay at 283-5193.


Taro, fish farming topic of presentation

Hannah Bernard and Oliver Dukelow will present “Volunteer Vacation or Staycation – Perpetuating Maui’s Health and Your Own” from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary in Kihei.

Their Taro and Fish Farming Project brings volunteers into Maui’s mountain rain forest to learn about traditional taro and fish-farming practices.

The presentation will take place in the sanctuary’s conference room at 726 S. Kihei Road.


WikiLeaks movie will screen at library

“We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks,” a film by documentary director Alex Gibney, will be shown at the Wailuku Public Library at 6 p.m. Thursday. The free screening of this movie for adults will be conducted in a separate viewing room within the library.

The film is rated R and suitable for ages 17 and older.

Contact the library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.

Wailuku Public Library is at 251 S. High St. For more information, call the library at 243-5766.


Concordia Choir coming to Maui

The Concordia Choir from Moorhead, Minn., will perform at 7 p.m. March 4 at Kihei Baptist Chapel.

Rene Clausen will conduct the 79-voice a cappella choir in several spirituals, hymns and new arrangements with the Excelsior! instrumental trio.

Visit www.theconcordiachoir.org or call (800) 838-3006 for complete concert information.


Minnesota reunion Saturday in Kihei

The 25th annual Minnesota Reunion and Potluck will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Kalama Park in Kihei.

Anyone with a connection to Minnesota is welcome to attend, according to an announcement. Attendees are asked to bring a Minnesota hot dish, wear a Minnesota T-shirt and speak Minnesotan.

Entertainment will be provided by participants telling their favorite Minnesota jokes. The emcee will be former Rochester, Minn., Mayor Chuck Hazama. For more information, call 572-0964.


Help getting around topic of presentation

Serena De Rego from Gammie Home Care will be the guest speaker at the regular meeting of the Kula Chapter of AARP at the Kula Community Center on Monday. The meeting will begin with refreshments at 9 a.m., followed by the program at 9:30. The business meeting will begin at 10.

De Rego will discuss options for those who need help getting around.

The meeting is open to the public; no reservations are needed. Members and guests are asked to bring food donations for the Maui Food Bank.

For more information, call Diane Logsdon at 878-3448.


Philosophy club plans symposium

“Money and the Meaning of Life” is the title of a Seabury Hall Philosophy Club symposium from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the school cafeteria, adjacent to Cooper House on the Olinda campus.

The presenters will include Bill Vale from the Ka Hale a Ke Ola Homeless Resource Center, retired business consultant Jim Haynes, Four Seasons Resort Manager Konrad Gstrein, and Barry Rivers of the Maui Film Festival. The student moderator will be Nicolas Colon.

The event is free and open to the public.


Association will discuss Pukalani

The Pukalani Community Association will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Hannibal Tavares Community Center downstairs meeting room. The association will continue its work on the Pukalani bus route and create a wish list for the Pukalani park, according to an announcement. The public is invited.


LRF offers $35,000 in scholarships

The Lahaina Restoration Foundation, thanks to the contribution of an anonymous donor, will award a total of $35,000 in increments of $2,000-$2,500 to 11 graduating seniors and six alumni of Lahainaluna High School.

Interested seniors and alumni must write an essay on topics relating to the importance and challenges of preservation of West Maui’s culture and history and meet all requirements in order to qualify.

Students may obtain applications from Lahainaluna financial aid counselor Kristi Arakawa or by downloading them at www.lahainarestoration.org.

Applications must be returned no later than 11 a.m. March 14 to the Lahaina Restoration Foundation office at 120 Dickenson St., Suite A, Lahaina 96761.

For more details or questions, contact the foundation’s office at 661-3262 or email info@lahainarestoration.org.


Free concert at Kaahumanu Church

Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner Uluwehi Guerrero with Halau Hula Kauluokala will be the featured performers at the monthly Picnic for Poki concert at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku.

The free concert is being presented by Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions. Attendees are invited to bring their lunch and enjoy fresh-baked cookies from Roselani Place.

The church is at 103 S. High St.


Multifaceted speaker will address club

Wilmont Kahaialii, the owner/operator of Kahaialii Productions, will be guest speaker at the noon meeting of the Rotary Club of Lahaina on Thursday at the Royal Ocean Terrace Restaurant and Lounge in the Royal Lahaina Resort

Kahaialii Productions is a full-service entertainment production company. Kahaialii is also the owner/partner of Kuleana Consulting Services LLC, a kuleana lands title research and consulting company; as well as acting managing partner of Hui Ho’omo’a Productions, involved in production, promotion, and education of the culinary art industry, according to a news release. He also serves as a partner and trustee of the Kuleana Lands Trust, a nonprofit trust agency that works for the preservation and protection of kuleana lands.

There is no charge to attend the meeting, but lunch is available for purchase. For more information, call club President Art Ortiz on 344-3010.

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‘Travels to Africa’ title of presentation

A visiting Rotarian from Alaska will be the speaker at the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise meeting at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 19 at the Five Palms Restaurant at the Mana Kai Maui Resort in Kihei.

Fred Ferrera will discuss “Travels to Africa,” as he and his wife recently returned from an African safari.

Ferrera is an Aloha Member of the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise and is from Anchorage. He and his wife spend a number of months on Maui each year.

The cost of the breakfast is $22. The public is invited.

For more information, contact President Christine Pawliuk at 292-2242 or see the club’s website at www.kiheirotary.org.


Tickets for Fantasia Ball on sale Friday

Imua Family Services will partner with Chicago-based designer Hector-Javier Monarrez for the Fantasia 2014 Black and White Ball on April 5 in the Monarchy Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Maui.

Monarrez founded the MONaRREZ Collection in 2009. His style combines the rules of American ready-to-wear fashion, the traditions of European haute couture and the sensuality of his Latin heritage, according to an announcement.

Fashion Technology Students of University of Hawaii Maui College will also create avant-garde fashions to showcase at the ball.

“We thought it was important for the Maui fashion students to be a part of a success story such as MONaRREZ Collection, to be inspired by them and to see that their choice to pursue fashion could take them anywhere they were willing to work toward,” said Dean Wong, executive director of Imua Family Services.

Tickets for the ball and fashion show, to benefit Imua Family Services, go on sale Friday. For more information about the ball, including tickets, which start at $175 per person, visit www.imuafamilyservices.org or call 244-7467.


Flores to speak on impact marketing

Eddie Flores Jr., CEO of L&L Drive-Inn and L&L Hawaiian Barbecue, will be on Maui on Saturday, to discuss impact marketing.

The seminar, presented by the Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce, will begin at 9 a.m. at the ILWU Hall, 896 Lower Main St., Wailuku. The cost is $20 and includes lunch. Registration is online at www.mauifilipinochamber.com.

Flores, who immigrated to Hawaii when he was 16, graduated from the University of Hawaii, formed his own real estate company, and purchased his first L&L as a gift to his mom. He has expanded the L&L business from one restaurant to more than 200 locations.

An accomplished author of three books, Flores teaches real estate, investment, management, travel and business appraisal courses.


The young child focus of conference

The Hawaii Association for the Education of the Young Child – Maui Chapter announced its 2014 annual conference to be held March 1 at the Kamehameha Schools Maui high school campus.

“Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum – Meeting All Children’s Needs” will be addressed through various breakout sessions/workshops.

Keynote speaker is Lani Au, education coordinator at the University of Hawaii-Manoa Children’s Center. She also is Hawaii Early Childhood Accreditation Project facilitator and has been a college instructor with more than 25 years experience with young children.

Those who work with children birth to 8 years old, in family child care and preschools and as primary child caregivers are invited. Parents of young children also may benefit from the program.

Registration and continental breakfast will available from 7:30 a.m.; the event will end at 5 p.m. with door prizes and certificates.

Early bird registration deadline is Friday with all forms due by Feb. 21. Register online at hawaiikeiki.org.


Ocean species topic of presentation

“Satellite tagging study off Maui Nui: Movements of pilot whales, bottlenose dolphins and other species” is the topic of a lecture from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary in Kihei.

Robin Baird, a research biologist with Cascadia Research Collective, a nonprofit research and education organization based in Olympia, Wash., is the featured speaker.

The presentation will be in the Kihei Conference Room of the sanctuary, 726 S. Kihei Road.


Benefit for Women Helping Women

V-Day Maui will sponsor a benefit performance at the Makawao Union Church in Paia from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday for Maui’s Women Helping Women organization.

The evening’s performances and community dancing are to include Latin dance music with Dr. Nat and Rio Ritmo; Afro-Brazilian dance and drumming with Rada; the tara dance with the Dancing Taras of Maui and Prema; taiko drumming with Taiko Maui; hula; fire dancing and more, according to a news release.

Also featured will be Indian food and desserts throughout the evening, with dining under the stars.

A suggested donation of $10 to $20, or whatever attendees can give, is requested. All ages and genders are welcome.

V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit performances.

In 2012, more than 5,800 V-Day benefit events took place in the U.S. and around the world, the release said.


Mandatory meeting for LHS seniors

Lahainaluna High School parents and seniors of the Class of 2014 are asked to attend one of the following mandatory pre-graduation meetings in the school’s Kamakau Library: at 6 p.m. Feb. 19 or at 3 p.m. Feb. 23. This meeting is mandatory for any senior who wishes to participate in commencement exercises.

For questions, contact Senior Counselor Kalele Kekauoha-Schultz or Vice Principal Keola Rogat at 662-4000.


Meeting today at Kahului school

The Kahului Elementary School Community Council will hold its monthly meeting beginning at 4:45 p.m. today in the school library.

Meetings are an hour long. Parents, students and community members are invited.

For more information, call 873-3058 during school hours.


Cleanup at Kahului Harbor on Saturday

The Surfrider Foundation Maui Chapter will be holding a cleanup at Kahului Harbor from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Flatbread Co. is sponsoring the event and will provide lunch to volunteers.

Surfrider will provide gloves and burlap sacks.

Volunteers should wear hats, glasses, sunscreen and shoes. Surfrider Maui schedules a beach cleanup every third Saturday of the month.


Tickets on sale for March luau

VFW Post 3850 will have its annual luau March 1 at the VFW Hall behind Times Supermarket.

The bar will open at 5 p.m., and dinner will be at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $20 and include the luau dinner and entertainment.

For tickets, call 281-0143.


Author will give book presentation

Maui author Mary Carol Breckenridge will give a presentation on her newly published book “ONE” at Green Lotus, 2086 Main St. in Wailuku, from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday.

“ONE” concerns our evolution to higher levels of spiritual awareness, according to an announcement.

The book can be ordered through the publisher’s website at sbpra.com/marycarolbreck

enridge, at www.amazon.com and at www.barnesandnoble.com.

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Black History Month event at library

Maui poet Ayin Adams and other Maui African-American authors will be on hand to help celebrate Black History Month at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Wailuku Public Library. The event will include African drumming and storytelling.

This free program is open to all ages. It is sponsored in part by the County of Maui, the Wailuku Public Library and the African Americans On Maui Association.

Other events to celebrate Black History Month include a Congolese Dance and Drum Workshop at Camp Keanae from Friday to Feb. 24. For more information or to register, visit congolesecamp.org.

There will also be African dance and drumming from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday on Maui Mall’s center stage.

For more information these events, call 878-8434 or visit www.africanamericansonmaui.com.


Company safety subject of talk

SeaRay Beltran of Pacific Islands Risk Management Group International LLC will be the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of

Kahului’s noon meeting Monday at Cafe O’Lei at the Dunes at Maui Lani.

Beltran will discuss “five keys to a successful company safety program to help reduce an employer’s workers’ compensation premium.”

Beltran has more than 26 years of progressive risk management, environmental, safety and health and security experience in the private and government sectors, according to a news release.

He is the CEO/owner of PIRM Group International LLC.

The public is invited. The cost for lunch is $20, or a $5 program fee. Information about speakers and club service projects can be found at www.kahuluirotary.org.

For more information, call club President Paul Janes-Brown at 572-8000.


Writing coach to speak at AARP meeting

The South Maui Chapter of AARP will hold its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Monday in the activities room of Kalama Heights, 101 Kanani Road in Kihei.

The guest speaker will be author and writing coach Jasmyne Boswell. She will present an talk titled “Your Life Is Your Legacy” and will engage the members on how to write their life story either for publication or as a gift for children and/or grandchildren.

For further information, contact South Maui Coordinator Adele Rugg at 879-9964.


Author Guy Finley will appear in Haiku

“Letting Go” author Guy Finley will reveal “The Secret That Makes All Dark Thoughts and Feelings Disappear” at a presentation from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Haiku Community Center.

The presentation will feature insights and practical techniques to reclaim one’s right to live without self-limitation, according to a news release. A $5 donation is requested, but no one will be turned away.

According to Finley, “We’re going to focus on ways to understand and banish those inner negative voices that hold us back from living the fearless life we know we should experience. We’ll look at timeless principles that instantly transform unwanted conditions into meaningful life-changing lessons.”

The release states that Finley is the author of more than 40 books and audio programs that have sold more than a million copies in 20 languages, including his international bestseller “The Secret of Letting Go.” Finley, who blogs regularly on the Huffington Post, is the founding director of Life of Learning Foundation, a nonprofit center for self-study in Merlin, Ore.

For more information visit www.guyfinley.org or call the Life of Learning Foundation at (541) 476-1200.


Grief workshop to help healing process

Donna Hanschu and Shirley Enebrad will be co-facilitators for a free grief workshop from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Wailuku Union Church. Refreshments will be provided.

The workshop is intended to help the healing process for anyone who has experienced a devastating loss, according to a news release.

The church is located at 327 S. High St. in Wailuku. For more information, call 281-9018 or 463-4940.


Italian American club will host potluck

The Italian American Club of Maui will host a potluck at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Kaunoa Senior Center, 401 Alakapa Place in Spreckelsville.

The potluck dinner theme will be Sicilian food. Attendees are asked to bring a dish that serves five or more.

For the program, club members and guests will be reviewing Maui’s Italian restaurants.

Attendees are asked to bring a sample menu of their favorite Italian restaurant to discuss with the group.

For more information, call 280-8008 or 298-9726.

To learn more about the club, visit www.italianamericanclubofmaui.com.


Maui author to speak at Rotary meeting

Maui author and historian Jill Engledow will be the speaker at the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise 7:30 a.m. breakfast meeting Wednesday at the Five Palms Restaurant at the Mana Kai Maui Resort in Kihei.

Engledow is an award-winning journalist and author who has lived on Maui since 1968. A former reporter and copy editor at The Maui News, Engledow is now a freelance writer living in Wailuku, with a special interest in Hawaiian history. Her books include “Island Life 101: A Newcomer’s Guide to Hawaii,” “The Maui Book of Lavender” and most recently, “Haleakala: Mighty Mountain of Maui.” Her topic will be “New Adventures in Publishing.”

The cost of the breakfast is $22. The public is invited. For more information call President Christine Pawliuk at 292-2242 or see www.kiheirotary.org.


Meeting to address KKHS junior prom

Parents and guardians of juniors who plan to attend the 2014 King Kekaulike High School Junior Prom have a choice of attending a mandatory meeting at 6 p.m. either Tuesday or Thursday in the school cafeteria.

Information about junior prom specifics will be provided, and the Department of Education’s expectations will be discussed. Other topics to be discussed include responsibilities of juniors and appropriate prom dress code.

For more information, call the school at 573-8710.


MCA meeting and potluck dinner set

The Makawao Community Association will have a potluck dinner and meeting beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday at Pookela Church, 200 Olinda Road, Makawao.

Discussions will include the proposed development of land above St. Josephs Church and changes to the Makawao Veterans Cemetery.

Attendees are asked to bring a dish for the potluck.


Georgia O’Keeffe topic of presentation

“Georgia O’Keeffe’s Hawai’i” is the title of a free talk that will be presented by Patricia Jennings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Hui Noe’eau Visual Arts Center solarium in Makawao.

Jennings recently authored a book detailing her experience serving as a guide for O’Keeffe in 1939 when the artist visited Maui. Jennings will read stories from the book and be available to sign copies of it.

Space is limited for the presentation; RSVP to mauiopenstudios@gmail.com. The talk is being hosted by Maui Open Studios and Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center.

For more information about the book or the event, email arnie@koabooks.com.

The Hui No’eau Visial Arts Center is at 2841 Baldwin Ave.


Church announces whale watch cruise

Unity Church of Maui invites the public to a whale watch Saturday aboard the Ocean Intrigue out of Maalaea Harbor. The cost is $25 for adults, $12.50 for children 3 to 10 years old, and free for children 3 and younger. Snacks, soft drinks and smoothies will be for sale by Pacific Whale Foundation.

The group will meet at slip 66 for a 1:45 p.m. check-in.

Tickets are also on sale at the church entry desk today or in the church office Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information call Unity Church of Maui at 242-9327.

The church is at 483 S. High St. in Wailuku.


County offers health workshops

The County of Maui will sponsor the “Better Choices, Better Health” workshop series on six Tuesdays at Kaunoa Senior Center, Feb. 18 through March 25.

The same series will be offered on six Thursdays in Lahaina at Kaiser Permanente, March 27 through May 1. All classes will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

“Better Choices, Better Health” is an evidence-based educational Health Aging Program designed to help people manage their chronic conditions as well as their overall health through achievable action plans for improving nutrition, exercise, relaxation, communication skills, medication management and more, according to a new release.

Participants will receive the book “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions” and a relaxation CD, “Time for Healing.”

The cost is $10 for individuals age 60 and older, and for caregivers of any age. The cost is $35 for participants under 60. Scholarships are available.

For more information or to register for either workshop series, call Mary Kay Hofmann at 463-3166.


SPCA Maui plans low-cost cat clinics

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Maui will conduct high-volume, low-cost spay/neuter clinics for Maui’s cats today, Feb. 16 and Feb. 23. All cats are welcome, including pet, community and feral.

The surgeries will be performed by Maui veterinarian Dr. Susan Baillie.

All cats receive a tattoo for identification and may also get an ear tip helping to easily identify the cat as fixed.

Clients are asked to “donate” what they can; humane traps are available to borrow for free.

To reserve a space or obtain information, contact SPCA Maui at 280-0738, info@spcamaui.org or spcamaui.org.


Mayor to speak at Rotary meeting

Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa will be the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Lahaina’s noon luncheon meeting Thursday at the Royal Ocean Terrace Restaurant and Lounge in the Royal Lahaina Resort.

The public is invited at no charge, but lunch is available from the restaurant.

Call President Art Ortiz at 344-3010 for more information, or visit rotarycluboflahaina.org.


Kapa-making topic of presentation

Lisa Schattenburg-Raymond, an ethnobotanist specializing in Hawaiian fiber arts, will be the guest speaker at the noon meeting Wednesday of the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea at Mulligans on the Blue.

Schattenburg-Raymond will speak about the history and the process of making kapa.

Schattenburg-Raymond teaches ma’awe, Hawaiian fiber arts, and Hawaiian ethnobotany at the University of Hawaii Maui College and is a research associate with the Bishop Museum.

She will provide an overview of Hawaiian kapa traditions, the technical skill and artistry of native Hawaiians, and the current kapa exhibit at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center: Mohala Hou Ke Kapa, or Kapa Blossoms Anew.

The cost for lunch is $16. The public is welcome to attend.


Show focuses on whales, dolphins

“The Pacific Whale Foundation Radio Hour with Greg Kaufman,” a new radio show offering the latest discoveries and news about humpback whales and dolphins, will air from noon to 1 p.m. every Tuesday through March 11 on KAOI 1110 AM and 96.7 FM, and online at kaoi1110.com.

The show coincides with the peak of whale-watch season on Maui.


The Katinas will perform in Kihei

Hope Chapel in Kihei will host a benefit concert with contemporary Christian artists The Katinas at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays.

The group consists of five brothers originally from American Samoa.

The concert will benefit Camp Agape, a four-day event for the children of incarcerated parents. Seating is limited. Tickets may be purchased at hopechapelmaui.com/katinas-concert or at the Kihei Christian Bookstore at Hope Chapel.

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Dementia topic of caregiver workshop

Maui Adult Day Care Centers & Maui County Office on Aging will present a free workshop titled “Understanding Dementia Behaviors” from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Lahaina Hongwanji Mission, 551 Wainee St.

Kathleen Couch, program coordinator for Maui Adult Day Care Centers, will discuss early, middle and late-stage dementia, tips and techniques for dealing with dementia behaviors and caregiver survival.

Mike O’Brien, author of “Fun with Alzheimer’s,” will share experiences as a caregiver.

Certificate of attendance will be available for professionals. Day care service can be arranged for adults during the workshop by calling 871-5804 in advance.

This workshop is open to the public. No reservations are needed to attend. For more information, call Couch at 871-5804.


Open houses are planned at school

Emmanuel Lutheran School in Kahului will host open houses for parents to learn more about the school.

Open house dates are as follows: Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon for grades 1-8; March 6 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for kindergarten; and March 13 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for grades 6-8.

The school will also host drop-in open houses March 11 and 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Call the school at 873-6334 or visit els-maui.org to register.


Kiwanis will host guest speaker

Beth Ivey, president of Maui Friends of the Library, will be guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Maui’s noon meeting Thursday at Cary and Eddie’s Hideaway in Kahului.

Ivey will speak about the Friends’ all-volunteer bookstore operation both at the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center and the old school building in Puunene, and the renovation of the Lahaina Public Library with help of the Rotary club. She will also solicit volunteers for the group.

The meeting is open to the public, and visitors are welcome. Lunch is $12.

For more information, call Kathy Anderson at 357-8877.


Workshop to focus on social media

“Maximizing Social Media in Your Digital Marketing Plan” is the title of a workshop that will be presented by Peter Liu from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Malcolm Center, 1305 Holopono St., Suite 5, in Kihei.

Liu is a social media strategist based on Maui with more than 30 years of experience in the computer industry, according to a news release.

Seating for the workshop is limited to 30 people. Lunch is included with the $65 workshop fee.

Laptops are welcome but not required as part of the workshop.

The workshop is being sponsored by the Maui Economic Development Board. For more information, or to register, visit hightechmaui.com or call Sandy Ryan at 875-2318.


Children’s event at Makawao museum

The Makawao History Museum will hold a children’s event to celebrate Chinese New Year.

There will be tables set up with art projects, and everyone is welcome to enjoy the exhibits at the museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Activities will take place throughout the day.

The museum is on Makawao Avenue across from the Makawao Public Library.


Rotary club will host guest speaker

The Rotary Club of Maui will host Steve Rose as its guest speaker during the club’s noon meeting Thursday in the Class Act Dining Room at the University of Hawaii Maui College. His topic will be “Fileting Watermelon.”

Rose works as a consultant in Honolulu and Texas.

The meeting is open to the public. The fee for lunch and the meeting is $20. For more information, email president@rotaryclubofmaui.org.


Rummage sale at Kansha Preschool

Kansha Preschool will have a rummage sale from 8 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday in the courtyard of the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center in Wailuku.

The preschool is housed in the center, located at Go For Broke Place, next door to Lifestyle Maui. Items for sale include clothing, housewares, toys, books and more. For more information, email kanshapreschool@gmail.com.

The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center Education Center will also have special Saturday hours from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. so that rummage sale shoppers can view photos, memorabilia, banners and more that tell the story of the nisei veterans.

The Education Center is located beneath the pavilion. There is no admission fee. The Education Center’s normal hours are from noon to 4 p.m. weekdays, except holidays.


Volunteer drivers recognized at event

On Jan. 25, Na Hoaloha-Neighbors Helping Neighbors volunteers were honored by Mokulele Airlines and U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono as part of their annual Volunteer Recognition Event that took place at the Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu.

Yuki Lei Sugimura, representing both Dave Berry, vice president and chief operating officer of Mokulele Airlines, and Hirono’s office, presented the Aloha Cruisers Awards, which came with round-trip air vouchers and congressional certificates of appreciation for 10 volunteer drivers who “went the extra mile” in 2013 by each providing between 1,500 and 4,500 miles of assisted transportation for Maui’s homebound elders.

Na Hoaloha-Neighbors Helping Neighbors has been providing help for Maui’s seniors since 1995. The agency’s 180 volunteers serve more than 400 seniors. Last year, volunteer drivers provided more than 53,000 miles of assisted transportation.

For more information call Na Hoaloha-Neighbors Helping Neighbors at 249-2545 or see www.nahoaloha.org


Book sale Saturday at Whole Foods

Maui Friends of the Library will have a book sale in front of Whole Foods Market in the Maui Mall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

There will be a large variety of donated fiction, nonfiction and oversize books for sale. Each child present will be able to select a free book from designated boxes of children’s books.

MFOL is an all-volunteer organization that supports the public libraries of Maui County with funding for programs, library materials and equipment. For more information about this sale and MFOL bookstores, visit www.mauifriendsofthelibrary.org.


Meeting at Kalama Intermediate school

The Kalama School Community Council will hold a meeting at 8 a.m. Friday in the principal’s office. Parents, students and community members are invited. For more information, call the school between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. weekdays at 573-8735.


Dance academy to host dinner, dance

Aloha Ballroom Dance Academy invites adults only to a Valentine’s Dinner & Dance Party from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Kihei Community Center.

The evening will feature a catered dinner, a special West Coast swing dance performance and open dancing.

Tickets are $20 per person through Sunday and $30 per person thereafter.

Singles and couples, dancers and nondancers are welcome. Red, pink, white and purple “appropriate” attire is suggested.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 897-0055 or visit www.alohaballroom.com.

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Safe boating topic of 2-day course

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer an introductory two-day About Boating Safely course from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the NOAA/Whale Sanctuary building at 726 S. Kihei Road in Kihei.

This is an introductory course that includes general information about choosing and maintaining a boat, operating a boat safely, navigation rules and aids to navigation, handling boating emergencies and more.

Attendance on both Friday and Saturday is required for Hawaii licensing.

The cost of the class is $40, payable the first night, by cash or check.

Friday’s class is free with a current About Boating Safely card or enrollment in Saturday’s ABS class.

Books are provided by the Department of Land and Natural Resources.

Boat insurance may be discounted with completion of this course.

The instructors are all trained by the Coast Guard Auxiliary and volunteer their time in order to promote safe boating, according to a news release.

To register for the class, visit mauiboatclass.com. For any questions, call Phylecia at 214-2118.


Presentation Monday about heart health

The Rotary Club of Kahului will hear from Jocelyn Moniz and Beth Mathias, representatives of the American Heart Association, at its noon meeting Monday at Cafe O’Lei at the Dunes at Maui Lani.

Moniz and Mathias will talk about heart disease and the organization’s 10-year celebration of its Go Red for Women movement.

Both presenters are Go Red for Women ambassadors whose mission is to educate and implement community programs focused on women and heart disease.

The cost for lunch is $20, or there is a $5 program fee.

Information about speakers and club service projects can be found at www.kahuluirotary.org.

For more information, call club President Paul Janes-Brown at 572-8000.


Whale watch for Mental Health Kokua

Mental Health Kokua will present its 22nd annual whale watch from 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 23.

Funds raised will be used in Maui County to assist people in recovery from mental illness.

The cruise will sail from Maalaea on Pacific Whale Foundation’s vessel Ocean Odyssey. Check-in begins at 2:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served onboard.

Tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for children 12 years old and younger.

For more information, call 244-7405 or 281-1168.


Student science fair open to the public

The Maui District Science and Engineering Fair will be held Thursday at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku.

Students from eight Maui County schools will be participating in the fair with a total of 90 projects.

Twelve students will go on to compete at the state fair in Honolulu from March 31 to April 2.

The fair will be open to the public at 3 p.m. Awards will be presented at 4 p.m.


Hale Kau Kau topic of presentation

The assistant program director for Hale Kau Kau will be the speaker at the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise 7:30 a.m. breakfast meeting on Wednesday.

Tina Ramirez will make the presentation at the Five Palms Restaurant at the Mana Kai Maui Resort in Kihei.

The mission of Hale Kau Kau is to serve a hot, nutritious evening meal unconditionally to anyone who comes to the kitchen at St. Theresa Church. Year round, the group delivers evening meals to the elderly, ill and disabled homebound clients in South Maui.

In collaboration with Keolahou Hawaiian Congregational Church, it distributes weekly food baskets and emergency food supplies to families in crisis.

Ramirez will explain operations of this organization and answer questions.

The cost of the breakfast is $22. The public is invited. For more information, call President Christine Pawliuk at 292-2242 or visit www.kiheirotary.org.


Film commissioner to speak at meeting

Tracy Bennett, the new film commissioner for Maui County, will be the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea luncheon meeting Wednesday at Mulligans on the Blue.

Bennett will speak about the state of the film business, what’s happening on Maui and upcoming film projects.

Bennett is a 17-year veteran of the movie business as a photographer. He’s worked on 45 major films.

The cost for lunch is $16. The public is welcome.


Vintage photos and stories sought

Maui resident David Slocum is compiling a photographic history of Maui. He is seeking historic images and the stories that go with them to include in an upcoming book to be published by Arcadia Publishing. To share photographs and stories, contact Slocum at 872-9029 or davidslocum@hawaiiantel.com by March 15.