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* "Black Scientist/Black Inventors Presentation" will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. today at Borders Books Music Movies and Cafe in Maui Marketplace. Pacific Raven Press will release "African Americans in Hawaii: A Search for Identity" at an event from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. A ceremony honoring members of Hawa'i's African American community will follow the book launch. Maui business owner John "Stan" Rippy will be presented with the Community Achievement Service Award and educator Dr. Kathryn Waddell Takara will accept the Lifetime Achievement Award.
* An "African Americans in Hawaii: A Search for Identity" book signing and reading is happening from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Borders Books Music Movies and Cafe in Maui Marketplace.
* Attend a free dinner and dance from 5 to 9 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Kahului Community Center. Attendees are encouraged to bring samples of their own cultural and ethnic dishes and drinks. For details, e-mail email@example.com.
* Ayin Adams will read poetry and there will be African drumming and dancing by Drums of Passion from noon to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 28 Borders Books Music Movies and Cafe in Maui Marketplace.
* Margaret T. Sutrov will teach "Paint Like Van Gogh" from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning this week to March 10. Cost is $129.
* Pomai Weigert will teach "Marketing with No Money Grassroots Marketing Techniques" from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, beginning this week to March 11. Cost is $94.
* Jennifer Owen will teach "Building Your Skills in Ceramics" from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, from Feb. 23 to April 27. Cost is $219.
* Patricia Hanna will teach "Feather Lei Making: Beginning - Advanced" from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, from Feb. 23 to March 16. Cost is $129.
* Sheila Larson will teach "Dealing with Death: Decisions and Documents" from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 23. Cost is $39.
* Mahana Weddings will teach "Chi Gong for Hormonal Balance" from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 27 to March 17. Cost is $54.
* Mahana Weddings will teach "Facial Yoga: The Natural Facelift" from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 27 to March 17. Cost is $54.
* Rebekah S. Merrifield will teach "Bellydancing for Beginners with Beka" from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 24 to April 7.