Bailey House internship offered
WAILUKU - Candidates for the The Alexa Kahui High School Internship, a work-study program at the Bailey House Museum, are currently being accepted.
Named after a past trustee of the Maui Historical Society, the program was developed to provide high school students with a program that would teach general office and customer service skills and create an interest in preserving the history of Maui for future generations. Interns work in the museum, museum shop, grounds, office, or on special projects.
Iao Intermediate School held a Paper Airplane Contest for grades 6, 7 and 8 in their advisory classes earlier this year, and the winners are shown from left: Aloalii Laga, Thompson Nguyen, Dayton Hoewaa, Leif Jade Guillermo, Jace Luna and Kamuela Lapenia-Lau.
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This position requires a commitment of six hours a week on Saturdays during the school year and 18 hours a week during school breaks. The internship begins May 5.
The internship program is funded by a $3,500 grant from the Alexander & Baldwin Foundation.
Interested students should contact the Maui Historical Society to set up an interview. The phone number is 244-3326 and email is bailey firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crater service trip coming up
HALEAKALA - A service project in Haleakala Crater by the Friends of Haleakala National Park is planned for April 21 to 23.
Volunteers will enter and exit the Crater via the Switchback Trail, stay in Holua Cabin and work on protection of native plants while enjoying the beauty of the Crater wilderness in Haleakala National Park.
The park entrance and cabin fees are waived for participants doing service work with the Friends of Haleakala National Park. A maximum of 12 people may be accommodated on the trip. Volunteers must be able to hike in and out of the Crater carrying their personal items including a sleeping bag as well as a share of the food.
For specific information and reservations, first go to the website www.fhnp.org, and then call 876-1673.
BHS Foundation to meet
WAILUKU - The H.P. Baldwin High School Foundation is holding a public meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the school's library workroom to discuss foundation fundraising projects.
The foundation is dedicated to financially supporting and enhancing education programs, student skills, activities and school learning environments.
To RSVP, call 878-3778.
Bulb exchange on Saturday
WAILUKU - Habitat for Humanity Maui is holding a light bulb exchange fundraiser at its store and at its booth at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens' Earth Day 2012 event Saturday.
People may bring their incandescent bulbs to receive a free CFL bulb. CFLs use 75 percent less energy and can save a household $139 over the lifetime of each bulb.
The bulbs will be accepted at Habitat's ReStore from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. It is located at 970 Lower Main St. in Wailuku.
The organization will be at the Earth Day event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Habitat will receive 50 cents for each bulb it exchanges. It has 30 days to exchange 1,000 bulbs. The fundraiser is a partnership with Blue Planet Foundation and Hawaii Energy.
Electric car gathering set
A Maui resident with affiliations to the Sierra Club and the MauiEVA (Electric Vehicle Alliance) is holding an informational meeting on electric cars Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. in Wailuku Heights.
There will be information about electric cars and on rebates, charging infrastructure, integration of electric vehicles on Maui and the showing of the documentary "Revenge of the Electric Car."
An electric car may be available for viewing or to test drive.
Christine L. Andrews, a Sierra Club member, got the idea for the gathering from an email from the national club that called for soliciting people to hold house parties to promote electric vehicles. She also is a volunteer for the MauiEVA.
Although affiliated with both groups, she is holding the event as an individual.
"I am not trying to organize a club or group, it's just a public information workshop/lecture/presentation and maybe an enthusiast gathering/party," she said in an email.
The event is free, though a potluck donation is encouraged. Call 250-3678 to RSVP and to obtain the location of the event.
Panda event to benefit team
WAILUKU - The Baldwin High School girls' varsity softball team will receive 20 percent of proceeds from meals sold from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at Panda Express next to Walmart.
Fliers, which are being distributed in the community for the fundraiser, must be shown at the time of purchase for the team to benefit.
Proceeds will help pay for team expenses.
To obtain a flier, send email to email@example.com.
Paper airplane winners named
WAILUKU - Aloalii Laga was named distance grand champion and Leif Jade Guillermo, time in air grand champion, in the Iao Intermediate School Paper Airplane Contest held earlier this year.
Sixth-, 7th- and 8th-graders in the school advisory classes participated in the contest.
Hawaiian Airlines Kahului station helped sponsor the event, providing a backpack, leather portfolio and matching pen as prizes.
Other students who placed in the distance contest were Dayton Hoewaa, second, and Jace Luna, third.
In the time in air event, Thompson Nguyen took second and Kamuela Lapenia-Lau, third.
Maui Farm director to speak to Rotary
KAHULUI - Paula Ambre, executive director of The Maui Farm, will be the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Valley Isle Sunset meeting on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Kahului Denny's Restaurant.
She will share the organization's history, its residential programs serving homeless youth and families in transition and its farm-based educational programs.
The public is invited. For more information, contact club President Sylvia Ho at 280-0099 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moonlight tide pool event next week
The Pacific Whale Foundation will hold a "Moonlight Tide Pool Exploration" in South Maui beginning at 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.
PWF marine educators will assist the public in discovering creatures that roam Hawaii's tide pools at night.
The event is recommended for those ages 6 and older.
Participants should wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight. Refreshments will be provided.
The cost is $10 per adult and $5 per child. Advance reservations are required. It is sponsored by the Mana Kai Maui Resort.
Call 249-8811, ext. 1.