Community Work Day visits Kula AARP
KULA - An official with Community Work Day will speak to the Kula AARP Chapter on Monday at the Kula Community Center.
The program will feature Matt Lane of the Community Work Day Program. He will discuss Helping to Grow School and Community Gardens.
A job interview: Toni Marie Davis from Activities & Attractions Association of Hawaii holds a mock interview with Jennifer Nguyen of Lahainaluna High School at the Academy of Hospitality & Tourism (AHOT) Student Conference at the University of Hawaii Maui College on Jan. 27. More than 200 students, educators, visitor industry representatives and local leaders participated in the event, which included job application events and mock interviews, presentations on sports marketing in Hawaii and the “Jeopardy, Visitor Industry Style,” won by the Baldwin High team of Brittain Komoda, Kealoha Aipa and Krystle Lopez. AHOT, administered by the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association, has programs in Lahainaluna, Maui and Baldwin high schools. AHOT offers students exposure to the industry through internships, service programs, and research and event planning.
The meeting begins with refreshments at 9 a.m. followed by the business meeting at 9:30 a.m. The public is invited; no reservations are necessary.
Members are encouraged to bring food for the Maui Food Bank as part of the group's ongoing community service project.
Also on Thursday, the chapter has organized an excursion to University of Hawaii Maui College. The group will visit the food preparation kitchens, have lunch in the cafeteria and tour the library. There will be bus pickups in Kula and Pukalani.
For more information, call Kathleen Phillips at 572-7226.
VFW to recognize Maui professionals
KIHEI - Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3850 and its auxiliary will host its annual luau recognizing professionals who serve the community March 3.
The luau will be from 5 to 10 p.m. at the VFW Hall at 2110 Uluniu Road.
A police officer, a firefighter, a lifeguard, an emergency medical technician and a teacher will be recognized.
The cost is $20 per person. Music and dancing will be part of the evening. Tickets can be bought in advance from any VFW or auxiliary member or by calling 268-9172.
Iao Preschool to hold Ohana Fun Fair
WAILUKU - Iao Preschool will be holding its eighth annual Ohana Fun Fair on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
There will be rummage/recycling sales, live and silent auctions, food, baked goods and Ululani Hawaiian Shave Ice.
Chow fun ticket pickup will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
There also will be a bouncing castle.
Iao Preschool, a mission project of Iao United Church of Christ, has been accredited by the National Association for the Education of the Young Child since 1997. Located at 2371 W. Vineyard St., the preschool offers programs for children 3 to 5 years old.
For more information on the fun fair and or enrollment, call 242-1999 or email iaopreschool email@example.com.
Dropout prevention program meeting set
WAILUKU - Maui Economic Opportunity's Ka Wili Pu Dropout Prevention Program will hold an informational program Monday at the MEO Family Center from 6 to 7 p.m.
Ka Wili Pu offers after-school tutoring, mentoring and service learning projects with the possibility of earning a credit.
Students from Maui and Baldwin high schools are eligible for the program if they fall into at least two of the following criteria:
* Two or more failed classes.
* 10 or more unexcused absences.
* One or more grades behind.
* Involved in the juvenile justice system.
* Pregnant or a parent.
For more information, call program Coordinator Dennise Engano at 243-4304 or program Specialist Cassi Yamashita at 243-4303. School counselors, administrators and teachers also have information about the program.
Recycling event at Baldwin High Saturday
WAILUKU - An Aloha Aina Earth Day Recycling Event will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Baldwin High School parking lot.
Recycling agencies will be on-hand to accept scrap metal, bicycles, appliances, beverage containers, detergent bottles, cooking oil, cellular phones; household, vehicle and laptop batteries; and printer cartridges, newspaper, cardboard, telephone books, magazines, plastic grocery bags, used eye glasses, hearing aids, books, reusable paint, clothing and household items.
No electronic waste, televisions, tires, motor oil or hazardous fluids will be accepted.
Participants are encouraged to bring a nonperishable donation for the Maui Food Bank. For more information, contact Community Work Day at 877-2524 or see the website www.cwdhawaii.org.
Big Brothers to benefit at Flatbread
PAIA - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui will benefit from a dinner and silent auction at Flatbread Co. on Tuesday.
From 5 to 10 p.m., a portion of the proceeds from pizza sales will benefit the nonprofit organization that provides the children of Maui who are facing adversity with professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships.
For more information, go to the website www.bigsofmaui. org or call 242-9754. Flatbread Co. is located at 89 Hana Highway.
Toastmasters club has new officers
KAPALUA - The Kapalua Toastmasters Club celebrated its fifth anniversary and inducted its new officers Jan. 26 at the Kapalua Adventure Center.
Area Governor Eathan Fiero inducted Michael Lanzo, president/sergeant at arms; Caroline Belsom, vice president of education; Rupa Chakraborty, vice president of membership; David Kapaku, vice president of public relations; Allison Parker, secretary; and Jennifer Villatori, treasurer.
Film company official to speak
KAHULUI - The president and creative director of Infinite Entertainment Now will be speaking to the Kiwanis Club of Maui on Thursday at Cary & Eddie's Hideaway beginning at noon.
Jonathan Yudis will be discussing the company's 2012 film production and humanitarian projects. These include the comedy feature film "Aloha Santa," slated to film on Maui, and the second Maui Spiritual Congress on Dec. 21 and 22.
The meeting is open to the public; lunch is $12.
For more information, contact club Secretary Kathy Anderson at 357-8877.
Portuguese club offering scholarship
KAHULUI - The Maui Portuguese Cultural Club is offering a scholarship to students of Portuguese ancestry who will be attending college or university in the fall.
The scholarship will be between $500 and $1,000.
Applications are available at high school counselors offices, on the website www.MauiPortugueseCulturalClub.com or by writing to The Maui Portuguese Cultural Club, P.O. Box 4035, Kahului 96733.
The deadline for submitting completed scholarship applications is March 31.
'WINDFALL' to be shown on Lanai
LANAI CITY - The feature-length documentary "WINDFALL" will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Lanai High and Elementary School cafeteria.
Akaku: Maui Community Television's Lanai Media Center is hosting the viewing of the film that tells the story of an upstate New York town called Meredith and how a wind developer looked to supplement the rural farm town's failing economy with industrial wind turbines.
Earth Day event vendors sought
KAHULUI - Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is putting out a call for volunteers, entertainers, food vendors and environmentally friendly organizations to participate in its Earth Day celebration April 14.
The event at the gardens across from War Memorial Stadium will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Maui Nui gardens Earth Day celebration will focus on the preservation of Native Hawaiian resources and culture.
For more information or to join the event, email firstname.lastname@example.org.