Paia Mantokuji o-bon is this weekend
PAIA - The Paia Mantokuji Soto Mission's o-bon will be held Friday and Saturday evenings on the temple grounds, 253 Hana Highway, across from the Paia Community Center.
Services will start both nights at 6, followed by bon dancing at 8.
Maui Taiko will perform Friday, and Zenshin Daiko on Saturday. Mantokuji Taiko will provide its Japanese beat both evenings.
There will be chow fun, bento, hot dogs, shave ice and more for sale.
For more information, call 579-8051.
UH Center-Maui to give information in Kihei
KIHEI - The University of Hawaii Center-Maui representatives will be stationed fronting Long Drugs in Kihei from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday to provide information on programs, classes and new degree programs.
UH Center officials will answer questions about certification, four-year bachelor's and master's degree programs that may be obtained on Maui through UH-Manoa, UH-West Oahu and UH-Hilo. Other information will explain fall classes through Maui Community College that students attend at the center's Kihei classroom, and new degree programs coming up.
The UH Center-Maui serves as a liaison for Maui residents interested in obtaining degrees and certifications without having to leave Maui.
For more information, contact Marty-Jean Bender at 875-5979 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
MCC Weekend College program explained
KAHULUI - An informational session on Maui Community College's Weekend College will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Ka'a'ike Building, Room 109.
The Weekend College, which will begin Aug. 29, gives students a chance to earn an associate of arts degree by attending classes Friday nights and Saturdays.
For more information or to sign up for the session or the program, call MCC Help Line at 984-3297.
Health fair to be held at Ka'ahumanu Center
KAHULUI - A free health fair will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Queen Ka'ahumanu Center.
The "eat healthy" hoolaulea will offer entertainment, prizes and information from HMSA, the Alzheimer's Association, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Maui Family YMCA, HMSA's Care Connection and the National Kidney Foundation.
Uncle Wayne to lead singalong at libraries
HONOLULU - "Sing Along With Uncle Wayne" events are scheduled at five Maui public libraries this month.
At the free events, "Uncle Wayne" Watkins will inspire chil-
dren to get up and move with him while he plays his guitar and sings a variety of songs. He currently serves as the director of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Chil-
dren's Center, and is an early childhood educator and children's advocate.
Three appearances are set for Friday: Kihei Public Library (875-6833), 10:30 a.m.; Wailuku Public Library (243-5766), 2 p.m.; and Kahului Public Library (873-3097), 4 p.m. Two will be on Saturday: Lahaina Public Library (662-3950), 11 a.m., and Makawao Public Library (573-8785), 3 p.m.
The hourlong program is recommended for children of all ages and is sponsored by the Maui Friends of the Library.
For more information, call the hosting library.
Rummage sale slated at Ala Lani church
KAHULUI - Ala Lani United Methodist Church will hold a rummage sale Saturday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the church's Founders Hall, 50 S. Papa Ave., near the intersection with Kaahumanu Avenue.
There will be rummage, plants and baked goods for sale.
The money raised will support the capital campaign for Camp Mekokiko, a retreat property owned by the Hawaii District United Methodist Church. There is a plan to build bunkhouses, cottages and a chapel on the 36.5-acre mountain site on the lower slopes of Mauna Kea at the northern end of the Hamakua coast on the Big Island.
For more information on the rummage sale, call 877-0388 or see Web site alalaniumc.org.
International, Israeli dancers take stage
KAHULUI - "Great music and dances from all around the globe" will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday when an international and Israeli dance festival is staged at the Queen Ka'ahumanu Center.
It will be sponsored by the Jewish Congregation of Maui and Grace Church.
For more information, call Dan Zofi at 280-1051.
Zofi leads free sessions of the Maui International and Israeli Folk Dancing Group on Tuesday evenings at the Beit Shalom Synagogue in Kihei. They are sponsored by the Jewish Congregation of Maui.
Grace Church in Pukalani sponsors free international and Israeli dance sessions on Sunday afternoons.
Liberty House reunion deadline is next week
WAILUKU - The deadline to RSVP and make payment for the Liberty House employees reunion is Tuesday.
The reunion is set from 4 to 8 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Maui Tropical Plantation for all former Liberty House staff members and an adult guest each. There will be no-host cocktails, a buffet dinner, prizes and other activities.
The cost is $30 per person. Checks may be made payable to Debbie Cabebe and mailed to Kay Leeson, P.O. Box 3089, Kahului 96733. For more information, call Cabebe at 874-1071.
In its prime, Liberty House employed more than 3,000 workers with about 500 on Maui. The retail business was sold to Macy's in 2001.
Better Breathers Club meets this afternoon
WAILUKU - The American Lung Association of Hawaii's Better Breathers Club Maui Chapter holds its monthly meeting at 2 p.m. today in the Cameron Center conference room.
The meeting is for anyone dealing with or interested in chronic lung diseases and sleep apnea.
Refreshments will be provided by Apria Healthcare.
Also, the American Lung Association will offer free quit-smoking kits at the HMSA Health Fair from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Queen Ka'ahumanu Center.
For more information, call Helen Barrow at 244-5110.