Music festival to feature school bands
WAILUKU - The 42nd annual Intermediate School Music Festival will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday and Saturday at the War Memorial Gymnasium.
On Thursday, featured performances will be presented by bands from Iao School, Emmanuel Lutheran School, St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School, Doris Todd Christian School and Kamehameha Schools - Maui Middle School.
KIM WOLTER, named Hospice Maui clinical director
Saturday's event will feature a performance by the Festival Select Band conducted by St. Anthony Music Director Everett Yamashita and the Festival Massed Band conducted by school directors Jeremy Staub, Siuai Laufou, Mitchell Ota and Noel Kuraya.
Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for students at the door.
Kula AARP plans community conversation
KULA - The Kula AARP group will hold an informational community conversation event from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Kula Community Center.
The event is sponsored by the Hawaii State AARP.
A business meeting will be held from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Refreshments will be served at 9 a.m.
Discussion will focus on the future of Medicare and Social Security.
The discussion will be repeated from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the MEO Family Center, 99 Mahalani St.
Members and guests are encouraged to bring a donation of food for the Maui Food Bank.
Reservations are needed for both meetings. To make a reservation, call (877) 926-8000.
For more information about the Kula meeting, call Diane Logsdon at 878-3448.
Final St. Anthony admissions test offered
WAILUKU - St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School will hold its final admissions test for the 2012-13 school year April 21.
Testing is for students entering grades 7 through 12. Registration will begin in the school library at 8 a.m., followed by the testing at 8:30 a.m.
The testing fee is $10. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 244-4190, ext. 232, or by emailing email@example.com.
Fashion focus of Lahaina Gateway event
LAHAINA - Spring styles will be on display at the Best of Lahaina Gateway fashion show Saturday.
The event will feature music, tastings that start at 6:30 p.m., and a merchant fashion show at 7 p.m.
A silent auction will run from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. and feature merchant gift cards, Pasha Hawaii vehicle transport certificates and prizes. Proceeds will benefit Lahainaluna High School teams, and donations will also be accepted.
The shopping center is located on Honoapiilani Highway at Keawe Street. For information, visit www.lahainagateway.com or www.lahainagateway.mobi.
St. Anthony's Spring Concert scheduled
KAHULUI - St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School's band program will hold its first Spring Concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.
Admission is free. The concert will feature the St. Anthony Jazz Ensemble and the Symphonic Band.
Group to feature genealogy at meeting
KAHULUI - Nancy Tome of the Okinawan Genealogy Society of Hawaii will provide an introduction to genealogy research at a general membership meeting of the Japanese Cultural Society of Maui.
The meeting will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Kahului Hongwanji Mission social hall.
Tome will provide general information on the process and resources that can help anyone initiate a search for his family history.
The workshop is free for members and $5 for nonmembers.
A bento lunch and beverages will be available for $10 a person. Those interested in reserving a bento lunch are asked to call Priscilla Yamamura at 283-4253 or 442-3009 by Wednesday.
More information about the Japanese Cultural Society of Maui is available at www.jcsmaui.com.
Nutrition, cancer treatment event topics
WAILUKU - A "Nutrition During Cancer Treatment" course for patients and their caregivers will be presented April 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Maui Memorial Medical Center's Nutrition Education Room.
Lisa Allen, registered dietitian and nutrition clinical manager at the hospital, will be the instructor along with Janelle Todd, registered nurse.
The class will present the basics for nutritious eating during treatment, as well as nutrition information and strategies for identifying and managing treatment-related problems.
The class is free and will include educational materials and samplings of recipes made during the class, such as taro chowder, ginger mint tea and a healthy high-protein smoothie.
Registration is required; call the American Cancer Society at 244-5554.
Haleakala National Park will be 'fee-free'
HALEAKALA - Haleakala National Park will be "fee-free" from Saturday to April 29 as part of National Park Week.
There will be special events during the week including Volunteer Day on April 21, Earth Day on April 22 and Junior Ranger Day on April 28.
Information on activities may be found at www.nps.gov/hale.
Hospice Maui names new clinical director
WAILUKU - Kim Wolter has been named clinical director of the nonprofit Hospice Maui.
She will lead the team of professional nurses, social workers, spiritual counselors, hospice aides and volunteers in providing quality, compassionate hospice care for Maui's terminally ill and their families.
Wolter earned her master's degree in nursing at the University of San Francisco. She previously worked for Kaiser Permanente Hospice and In-Patient Palliative Care and for George Mark Children's House Pediatric Hospice in San Leandro, Calif.
Prior to her hospice work, Wolter worked in both medical surgical nursing and in neuro intensive care
Calvary Chapel to screen film 'Johnny'
KIHEI - Movie Night at Calvary Chapel South Maui will feature "Johnny" on Saturday, beginning at 6 p.m.
When Dr. Drew Carter, played by Mel Fair, loses his 10-year old son in a car accident, his wife, Julia (Musetta Vander), and their daughter, Kayla (Aubyn Cole), become distant.
Then Dr. Miller (Lee Majors) introduces them to Johnny, a foster child with leukemia. Johnny, played by Jerry Phillips, doesn't know what he is in for but is convinced that he is there for a special mission, a mission that is revealed when he enters the Carter family world.
Tickets are $5 per person; dinner and snacks are available. Child care is provided.
Calvary Chapel South Maui is located at 575 S. Kihei Road.
Call 874-9238 for more information.
Rummage and bake sale fundraiser set
KAHULUI - Roselani Place will hold its fourth annual rummage and bake sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.
There will be furniture, clothing, books, household items, baked goods and craft items for sale. The proceeds will benefit the residents of Roselani Place, which is licensed to provide assisted living services.
Donations of sale items still are being accepted.
Roselani Place is located at 88 S. Papa Ave., next to Ala Lani Methodist Church.
For more information, call 871-7720.
Woman's veteran project topic of talk
KIHEI - A woman who helped collect photographs of the 42 Maui County service members whose names are etched on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall will speak to the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise on Wednesday morning at the Five Palms Restaurant at the Mana Kai Maui Resort.
Janna Hoehn, a full-time freelance floral designer, dedicated her free time to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, which is attempting to collect photographs of all 58,000 troops whose names are etched on the wall in Washington, D.C.
A Hawaii campaign to gather photos of the 276 Hawaii service members on the wall began last June, and Hoehn tasked herself with finding photographs of the Maui County service members. She will share details of her search.
The meeting begins at 7:30 a.m. The public is invited. The cost of the breakfast is $22.
For more information, contact club President Jane Emery at (831) 539-3005 or go to the club website at www.kiheirotary.org.
Kaiser clinics offer to take back drugs
HONOLULU - Community members may dispose of their expired or unused medications at different Kaiser Permanente Clinics on designated days throughout April.
The disposal is encouraged to prevent prescription drug abuse or improper disposal. It is free and open to the public.
The drug take-backs will be on the following days, times and locations:
* April 23, 9 a.m. to noon, Lahaina Clinic and 1 to 4 p.m., Wailuku Clinic
* April 24, 9 a.m. to noon, Kihei Clinic and 1 to 4 p.m., Maui Lani Clinic
The event is in partnership with Kaiser Permanente Hawaii and the State of Hawaii Narcotics Enforcement Division and the state attorney general's office.
For more information, call (808) 432-5549.