Rotary Club to host estate attorney
KIHEI - Estate planning attorney Elizabeth Ivey will be Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea's luncheon speaker Wednesday. She will explain the new Hawaii estate tax and dynasty asset protection laws.
She is a graduate of Seabury Hall and the Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii. Her Ivey, Fosbinder and Fosbinder law firm specializes in estate planning, elder law, probate and Medicaid.
The club's luncheon meetings are held at Mulligan's on the Blue from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Cost is $16. Guests are welcome.
Videos of past speakers are online at RCKW.com. Call club President Roya Deyhim at 385-2915 for reservations.
Visual arts center director to give talk
KIHEI - The Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center executive director will speak at the Wednesday meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise.
Caroline Kilihour will speak about her organization and its programs that support "lifelong learning in the arts." Programs include public workshops and classes, lectures, exhibitions, art events, historical house tours and educational outreach.
The event is open to the public and starts at 7:30 a.m. in the Five Palms Restaurant at the Mana Kai Maui Resort. Breakfast costs $17 per person.
For more information, call club President Ed Corbett at 264-3468 or visit www.kiheirotary.org.
Leilani's honors officer, teacher
LAHAINA - Leilani's on the Beach restaurant recently named Michael Schafer its August Police Officer of the Month and Mike Smith the August Educator of the Month.
Both were selected for their contributions to better the Maui community.
Before joining the Maui Police Department, Schafer served eight years in the U.S. Navy and also worked for the sheriff's office in Jacksonville, Fla. He has been with MPD for six years.
Smith is a 6th-grade teacher at Lahaina Intermediate School, where he has taught for 12 years. He earned a bachelor's degree in human development and his teaching credentials at Pacific Oaks College. He also has been recognized five times as Lahaina Intermediate School's teacher of the month.
Both receive a $100 gift certificate to the restaurant as part of their recognition.
A&B donates $20K to watershed group
MAKAWAO - The East Maui Watershed Partnership received a $20,000 donation from Alexander & Baldwin at the opening of an art exhibit highlighting Maui's native species.
The Malama Wao Akua art exhibition will be on display through Oct. 26 at Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao. The show will feature talks by conservation professionals every Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m.
This week Art Medeiros, a U.S. Geological Survey research biologist and Leeward Haleakala Restoration Watershed Partnership coordinator, will speak.
East Maui Watershed Partnership and Viewpoints are co-sponsors of the show, which features art that uses native species as the subject matter.
Whale foundation offers keiki camp
MAALAEA - The Pacific Whale Foundation will offer a Fall Break Ocean Discovery Camp beginning Monday for children in kindergarten through grade 5 at the foundation's Discovery Center classrooms in Maalaea.
The camp will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, with late pickup available through advance registration.
The camp themes and field trips/activities are as follows:
* Monday: "Magnificent Marine Mammals" trip to Maui Ocean Center.
* Tuesday: "Terrific Sea Turtles" surfing lesson.
* Wednesday: "Wacky and Incredible Invertebrates" beach trip.
* Thursday: "Terrific Tide Pool Ecology" tide-pool exploration.
* Friday: "Fabulous Fish Tales" snorkel trip to Molokini.
Daily or weekly registration is available at a cost of $67 per day or $56 for PWF members.
Register by phone at 249-8811, ext. 1, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
For more information, see www.mauioceancamp.org/content/ocean-camp-kids-entering-grades-k-5.
Kihei Youth Center open for intersession
KIHEI - The Kihei Youth Center will be open for youth services during the Department of Education intersession from Monday to Friday.
The center will open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free lunch will be provided to registered members.
Membership is open to youths from 8 to 17 years old. Registration forms are available from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays at the youth center, 131 S. Kihei Road.
Call 879-8698 for information.