Refuges to benefit from federal funding
WAILUKU - Two Maui County wildlife refuges are included as beneficiaries of a portion of $1.9 million in federal funding released recently, U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono said.
The money is a U.S. Department of Transportation grant awarded for the design and construction of six national wildlife refuge improvement projects statewide.
The Maui County projects are paving the entrance road to the Kakahaia National Wildlife Refuge on Molokai; and the planning and design of an accessible route for tour bus passengers along Kuloa Point in Kipahulu in the Haleakala National Park.
Other projects are on Kauai and the Big Island.
Film on autism to show at group meeting
WAILUKU - A film, "Recovery: Journeys Through the Autism Spectrum and Back," will be shown during an Autism / Pervasive Development Disorders Family Support Group meeting from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Cameron Center auditorium.
The free event is open to the public, particularly to parents, caregivers and professionals coping with autism.
For more information, call Kiele Pennington at 344-4148 or send e-mail to email@example.com.
Advanced orchestra auditions to be held
WAILUKU - Auditions for the Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra are slated for Saturday in the Baldwin High School band and piano rooms behind the school's auditorium.
Seats are open for students 8 to 18 years old interested in joining the advanced orchestra. Openings are for musicians who play violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, tuba and percussion instruments.
Rehearsals and classes will begin Jan. 16 at the following times: philharmonic (advanced) orchestra, 9 to 11:10 a.m.; beginning string class, 10 to 11 a.m.; string (intermediate) orchestra, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and beginning string class II, 12:45 to 1:45 p.m.
A free concert for all orchestras and classes is scheduled for 3 p.m. April 25 in the Baldwin High School Auditorium.
For more information, go online to mauiyouthphilharmonic.org.