MACC OFFICIAL TO SPEAK AT ROTARY
KAHULUI - The education director of the Maui Arts & Cultural Center will speak at noon Thursday at a Rotary Club of Maui meeting on the power of arts to transform education.
Susana Browne's talk will be held in the Leis Family Class Act Restaurant in the Pa'ina Building at Maui Community College.
To speak at Rotary
Browne will present a short video on Pomaika'i Elementary School in Maui Lani, the state's only fully arts-integrated public school.
Browne earned a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a master of arts degree in creative writing from Antioch University. Before joining the MACC in 1998, she taught elementary school for 12 years and helped found Horizons Academy, Maui's only private school for children with learning disabilities.
The public is invited to the talk. Lunch is available for $20. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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UNIVERSITY WOMEN TO HOLD GARAGE SALE
KIHEI - A 60-family garage sale to benefit American Association of University Women scholarships will be held Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon at 161 Lanakila Place in Kihei.
Items for sale will include designer clothing and accessories, household goods, furniture and small appliances.
For more information and directions, call 891-8554.
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BIG BROTHERS SETS CLOTHING DRIVE
KAHULUI - Big Brothers Big Sisters will hold a clothing drive Saturday and Sunday at Wal-Mart, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.
Items being collected include used clothing and small household items.
The collection will be held next to Wal-Mart's Automotive Center. For more information, call 242-9754.
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COLLEGE 'HOW TO' WORKSHOP THURSDAY
HONOLULU - A "how to" workshop on college admissions and the financial aid process for college-bound students and their parents will be held Thursday in the Maui High School cafeteria from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
The free workshop is sponsored by the Hawaii Association for College Admissions Counseling and First Hawaiian Bank.
Topics of the workshop include: college admissions criteria, selecting high school courses, college entrance tests, college selection, financing college and financial aid programs.
Attendees will receive a free copy of the valuable workbook "College Planning-A Family Affair."
There will be handouts, refreshments and door prizes.
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DAUGHTERS TRYING TO FORM MAUI CHAPTER
KAHULUI - Efforts are under way to organize a Daughters of American Revolution chapter on Maui with the first meeting called for Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon at the Queen Ka'ahumanu Center.
Nancy Wahineokai, Hawaii state regent of the Daughters, and Janet Sing, membership chair, are leading the effort.
The meeting will be held in the old Sharper Image space, next to the Queen's Pond in the Center Court area.
For more information, call (808) 885-0955 or e-mail car email@example.com.
The Daughters, founded in 1890, is a nonprofit, nonpolitical women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism and preserving American history, its Web site said.
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GRADE STANDARDS NIGHT AT KALAMA SET
MAKAWAO - A 6th Grade Standards Fun Night for Kalama Intermediate School parents and students is set for Feb. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the school cafeteria and library.
During the evening, students will teach their families lessons aligned with the Hawaii Content and Performance Standards. The night will give students a chance to demonstrate their skills as effective communicators and parents a chance to experience Kalama classroom happenings.
For more information, call Ann O'Rourke at 573-8735.
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SHIFTY SAILORS TO PERFORM AT LIBRARY
KIHEI - "The Shifty Sailors: A Whale of a Tale Through Song" will be performed at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Children's Area of Kihei Public Library.
The Shifty Sailors, a singing group from Whidbey Island, Wash., have performed for nearly 15 years to preserve the heritage of sailing ships, folklore and songs of the sea.
They are known for a variety of seafaring songs and have recorded four CDs: "Heave Ho, My Lads" (1997); "Haul On" (2001); "Ho for the Life" (2004); and one for children, titled "H is for aHoy" (2008).
The 45-minute performance is sponsored by the Kay Allen Edwards Kihei Library Memorial Trust and is recommended for the whole family.
Kihei Public Library is at 35 Waimahaihai St. For more information, call at 875-6833.
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PARENT PROJECT SERIES TO BEGIN
WAILUKU - A 10-part series designed especially for parents of strong-willed children will begin March 5, sponsored by Hui Malama Learning Center.
The Parent Project classes will focus on the skills and tools needed to influence and motivate children to change unwanted behavior, increase positive behavior and improve family relationships.
The sessions will be conducted by Christine Haskins, a certified Parent Project facilitator who has presented the program on Maui for 10 years.
The sessions will be 10 straight Thursdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Hui Malama, 375 Mahalani St., Wailuku.
Child care will be available.
For more information or to register, call Haskins at 298-5050.
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RUMMAGE SALE DONATIONS SOUGHT
WAILUKU - Iao Preschool is accepting donations for its rummage sale, which will be held Feb. 28 in conjunction with the school's annual Fun Day Festival.
To donate items, call 879-3349 by noon Feb. 27.
The Fun Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In addition to the Fun Day, "an early-bird rummage pre-sale" will be held Feb. 27 from 5 to 8 p.m. in Kanda Hall at Iao Congregational Church.
The school is at 2371 W. Vineyard St. in Wailuku, next to the church.
Some of the proceeds will be used for scholarships for preschool students.
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'LOOK GOOD' CLASS SET FOR MARCH 9
WAILUKU - The "Look Good Feel Better" class for women who have cancer will be presented from 10 a.m. to noon March 9 by the American Cancer Society and Kaiser Permanente, which is hosting the class at its Maui Lani Clinic.
The class is free. To register, call the Cancer Society at 244-5553 by Tuesday.
A licensed cosmetologist certified in the American Cancer Society's Look Good Feel Better program will discuss how the effects of cancer treatment, such as radiation and chemotherapy, can bring about unwanted changes to one's appearance and how that can affect how one feels about oneself.
Skin care and beauty tips are offered to help women "look and feel your best." There will be makeup kits to take home.
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PERI-, MENOPAUSAL YEARS WORKSHOP SET
WAILUKU - An obstetrician/gynecologist will lead a free "The Peri- and Menopau-sal Years" workshop from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 25 at Kaiser Permanente Maui Lani Clinic. The public is invited.
Women often complain of irritability, anxiety, tears, night sweats and other symptoms during the peri- and meno-pausal years, a program announcement said. Dr. Avani Lakhani will provide facts and lay to rest myths about this time in a woman's life.
To register, call Kaunoa Senior Services at 270-7308.
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RISSHO KOSEI-KAI TO HOLD RUMMAGE SALE
WAILUKU - A rummage sale will be held by the Rissho Kosei-kai Buddhist Church of Hawaii, Maui branch, on Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon.
Household items, clothes, plants and pickled mango will be sold at the church, which is at 1817 Nani St. in Wailuku.
For more information, call 242-6175.