Orientation available for dental program
KAHULUI - The University of Hawaii Maui College Dental Assisting Program will hold a general orientation meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Maui Oral Health Center.
The course is an accredited two-semester program that provides students with the skills needed to work in the dental profession. Students are taught in the classroom, while receiving hands-on clinical training at the Maui Oral Health Center and at private practice dental offices on Maui.
Program information and an applications can be found online at www.maui.hawaii.edu/dental. The application deadline for fall 2011 is May 1.
For more information, call 984-3250.
Long-term care insurance workshop set
HANA- A free caregiver workshop on long-term care insurance will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Helene Hall in Hana.
The event is co-sponsored by the Maui Adult Day Care Centers and the Maui County Office on Aging. Speaker Gretchen Voxland with Horizon Financial LLC will talk about medical health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, plus issues relating to long-term care insurance.
Lunch will be provided and certificates of attendance will be available. The workshop is open to the public and no reservations are needed to attend.
For more information, call Sheila Agnitsch at 248-8833 or Kathleen Couch at 871-5804.
Rotary to honor 'Students of the Month'
MAKAWAO - High school students from King Kekaulike and Kamehameha Schools Maui will be recognized at the Upcountry Rotary Club meeting Friday.
The "Students of the Month" will be accompanied by their school principals and parents at the meeting set for 8 a.m. at the Casanova Italian Restaurant & Deli in Makawao. Breakfast costs $13.
For more information, contact Upcountry Rotary Club President Debra Lordan at 280-9667.
Senior club to hold rummage sale event
KAHULUI - The Hale Mahaolu Akahi Senior Club will hold a rummage sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the complex's patio.
The event will feature food and music. It will be located at 300 W. Wakea Ave. in Kahului.
Vegan lifestyle focus of presentation
SPRECKELSVILLE - Biologist and animal behavior expert Jonathon Balcombe will be the featured speaker at a presentation organized by the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii.
The event takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday at Kaunoa Senior Center, 401 Alakapa Place in Spreckelsville. Balcombe's presentation is titled "Why Vegan? Lessons from an Animal Scientist."
Admission is free, and talks are "structured for adult-level audiences," according to an announcement.
Book sale planned for Earth Day month
KAHULUI - Maui Friends of the Library will observe Earth Day month with a sale of used books fronting Whole Foods Market on Saturday at the Maui Mall.
The sale is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and proceeds will support public libraries in Maui County.
For more information about the group go online to www.mauifriendsofthelibrary.org.
Workshop to focus on coffee process
KULA - The Maui Coffee Association will present its fourth annual "seed to cup" workshop Saturday at the Kula Community Center.
The theme of the event is "getting started." Experts on coffee cultivation, sustainability, roasting and marketing will be on hand to answer questions.
Seedlings will be available for purchase, and entry forms will be available for the upcoming Hawaii Coffee Association statewide cupping competition.
The workshop is from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with coffee pulping and hulling demonstrations starting at 2 p.m.
Annual Ho'olaule'a to include fun, food
PUKALANI - Kamehameha Schools Maui will hold its seventh annual Ho'olaule'a from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The event will include an auto showcase, blue-and-white rummage sale, Hawaiian Cultural Center and "Sweet Shoppe," along with food booths, country store, craft vendors and live entertainment. There also will be activities including a silent auction, keiki games, volleyball and a horse-shoe tournament, a dunking tank and bouncers.
In addition, the Hawaii Bone Marrow Donor Registry will hold a bone marrow drive in hopes of finding a donor match for Natalie Oana Russo. The 1977 Kamehameha Schools graduate and former professional volleyball player is battling leukemia.
Church to hold yard sale to help Japan
LAHAINA - The Lahaina Seventh-day Adventist Church, along with its friends and former Japan residents, will hold a charity yard sale with live music from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the church grounds at 655 Wainee St. in Lahaina.
Items for sale will include clothes, tools, surfboards and food.
Proceeds will benefit the Japanese Red Cross Society and the Adventist Development and Relief Agency Japan.
Health fair to offer free screenings
WAILUKU - Hui No Ke Ola Pono will hold is first "Wailuku Health Fair" from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Cameron Center in Wailuku.
There will be free screenings including blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol, ear and vision.
There also will be lunch and entertainment.
Kula Elementary presents 'Art Night'
KULA - Kula Elementary School will hold is annual "Art Night" from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Kula Community Center.
The event will feature the artwork of students from kindergarten through 5th grade. It is open to the public.
The students created the artwork through Art Exploratory, a visual arts enrichment program that started at the school 17 years ago under the direction of teaching artist Neida Bangerter.
The program brings professional artists to the school for six weeks to teach techniques and skills of drawing, painting and sculpture.
This year's artists were Jeanette Hablewitz, Jaisy Hanlon and Wendy Romanchak. The program is funded by the Kula School PTA through community fundraising and parent support.
'11 officers elected for Maui Tomorrow
WAILUKU - The Maui Tomorrow Foundation has elected its officers for 2011.
They are: Judith Michaels, president; Mark Sheehan, vice president; Richard Michaels, secretary; and Trip Lynch, treasurer. Irene Bowie is the organization's executive director.
For more information, call 244-7570 or go online to www.maui-tomorrow.org.
Baldwin High seeks old phone books
WAILUKU - Baldwin High School is collecting old phone books for recycling from now until May 20.
Phone books may be dropped off between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the school's main office.
For more information, call Donna Vierra at 984-5656.
Easter egg hunt set for Makawao arena
MAKAWAO - The Makawao Community Association will hold a free Easter egg hunt this month for children ages 10 and younger.
The free event takes place from 9 to 11 a.m. April 23 at the Oskie Rice Arena.
For more information, call Theresa Thompson at 283-4942.
St. Anthony school reunions scheduled
WAILUKU - St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School will host its 21st annual Ho'olaule'a from 5:30 to 9 p.m. June 25 on its campus field.
The following classes will be celebrating reunions at the event: 1951, 1961, 1971, 1991 and 2001. Individuals will be inducted into the St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School Hall of Fame, and the class of 1951 will be honored for celebrating its 50th golden reunion.
Hawaiian food will be served and dancing music will be provided by Jimmy Mac and the Kool Kats.
For more information, contact Kathleen DeLima at 244-2190, ext. 268, or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regan to talk about the 'Aloha Initiative'
KAHULUI - Maui County Managing Director Keith Regan will be guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Maui at noon Thursday at the University of Hawaii Maui College's Class Act restaurant.
Regan will discuss the "Aloha Initiative," a program that matches Japanese citizens displaced by the country's recent disaster with host families in Hawaii. Regan co-founded the program.
Lunch costs $20.
For more information, call Keith Kirschbraun at 250-9601.