Flu shot consent forms due today
WAILUKU - Today is the deadline for parents or guardians of students in Hawaii elementary and middle schools to sign consent forms for their children to receive free seasonal flu vaccinations.
The state Department of Health issued a reminder Thursday of the deadline.
The free school vaccinations are available through the department's "Protect Hawaii's Keiki: Stop Flu at School" program.
Parents should have received letters offering the immunizations for children in kindergarten through 8th grade. Vaccinations for seasonal flu start in October. Another round of inoculations for the novel H1N1 virus is expected in mid- to late November when doses of those vaccinations are available.
For more information or consent forms, go online to www.stopfluatschool.com.
Sierra Club to hold blessing for office
KAHULUI - The Sierra Club Maui Group will hold a blessing for its new office from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
The office is in Suite 201-E in the building owned by Akaku: Maui Community Television. It is on the corner of Dairy Road and Alamaha Street in Kahului.
Lei'ohu Ryder, a Hawaiian spiritual leader, singer/songwriter and cultural educator, will offer the blessing. Light refreshments will follow. The event is open to the public.
The Sierra Club Maui Group was founded in 1976. It offers outings and a conservation stewardship program, sponsors educational events and displays, and hosts speakers and films.
For more information, go to hi.sierraclub.org/maui/.
Demonstrations to target foie gras
WAILUKU - Peaceful demonstrations are planned Sept. 18 and 25 against restaurants that serve foie gras, the fattened liver of a duck or goose.
The process of force-feeding fowl to produce the delicacy is considered cruel by some animal-rights advocates.
For more information on the protests, call Barbara Steinberg at 879-0025.