Agriculture topic at Rotary Club meeting
KAHULUI - The importance of agriculture on Maui will be discussed at the Rotary Club of Maui meeting Thursday at the University of Hawaii Maui College.
Maui Farm Bureau Executive Director Warren Watanabe and Slow Food Maui officer Charlene Ka'uhane will be the speakers.
The Farm Bureau has planned a monthlong focus on increasing awareness of agriculture, with a variety of events scheduled for September.
The Rotary Club of Maui meets at noon Thursdays at the Class Act Restaurant.
Meetings are open to guests. The cost is $20 for lunch.
Dance association to mark anniversary
KAHULUI - The Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association will celebrate its 22nd anniversary with a ball at the Maui Beach Hotel's Elleair Ballroom on Sept. 10 from 5:30 to 10 p.m.
Tickets to the dinner and dance are $45 through Sept. 7 and $60 thereafter.
For information and tickets, contact Lydia Dela Cruz at 244-3263.
Farmers market to offer SNAP service
PUKALANI - People enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will be able to purchase fresh, locally grown produce at the Upcountry Farmers Market on Saturdays, beginning this week.
The farmers market and Upcountry Sustainability will mark the inaugural day of the service for residents who use an Electronic Benefit Transfer card. County Council Members Gladys Baisa and Mike White will be on hand for event, which begins at 8 a.m.
The Salvation Army and Community Work Day also were instrumental in starting the program and hope to expand SNAP to all farmers markets on Maui, a news release about the event said.
The SNAP program will be open regularly on Saturdays from 7 to 10 a.m. The Upcountry Farmers Market is located in the Kulamalu Town Center.
Upcountry Rotary to hold club assembly
MAKAWAO - The Upcountry Rotary will hold a club assembly to show how Rotary gives back to the community beginning at 8 a.m. Friday at Casanova Restaurant & Deli.
The club and Rotary International hold community service projects and fundraisers for scholarships for students and are involved in polio eradication, student exchange programs and international peace conferences.
The public is invited. Breakfast is $13.
For information contact, club President Kit Okazaki at 268-2287.