Auwahi trip on Saturday
ULUPALAKUA - A service trip to help restore Auwahi is planned for Saturday.
Participants should meet at the Ulupalakua Ranch Store for the trip, which will last from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Auwahi is a remnant native dry forest.
Hikers are required to wear hiking boots that cover the ankle due to the rough and steep terrain. Organizers will have some extra boots to lend out, but hikers should bring their own socks. Hikers should also pack layered clothing, rain gear, two liters of water, a lunch, sunscreen and a hat.
All backpacks, boots and other gear should be cleaned and free of hitchhiking seeds.
Reserve a seat by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 573-8989.
Team fundraiser on tap
KAHULUI - The Maui United Soccer Club 2000 Boys will hold a rummage sale Saturday at the Kahului Community Center park, next to the playground.
All proceeds from the sale, from 7 a.m. to noon, will go toward the team's upcoming soccer tournaments.
For more information, call 357-1809.
Summer Camp Fair set
KAHULUI - The Queen Ka'ahumanu Center and Maui Family Magazine will hold the third annual "Summer Camp Fair" on May 19 in the mall's center court.
The event, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., is geared toward parents looking for summertime options for them and their children.
Organizations that provide summer camps for children are encouraged to register. There is no cost to participate.
Registration forms may be obtained by calling the management office at 877-3369 or by emailing email@example.com. Organizations that respond by Thursday will be included in the event advertising.
Olinda Chorale April 29
MAKAWAO - Musical Voices Maui will present a concert featuring the Olinda Chorale on April 29 at 4 p.m. at Makawao Union Church.
The concert will feature chamber choral works by Claudio Monteverdi, Johannes Brahms, Eric Whitacre, Joseph Jennings and The Beatles.
The group is conducted by Sarah Oppenheim-Beggs and Gary Shin-Leavitt and will be accompanied by Lotus Dancer.
The suggested donation is $15; students with identification get in free.
For more information, call 270-2066 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dog show next weekend
KIHEI - The Valley Isle Kennel Club of Maui will hold its annual all-breed dog shows and rally and obedience trials Saturday and April 29 at Kihei Elementary School.
The event is an American Kennel Club-approved event and will have more than 125 entries representing a variety of AKC-recognized breeds.
The show starts at 10 a.m., with the competition running through the day.
During the show, dogs and their owners will compete for awards and titles. They will be judged in the conformation ring and in the obedience and rally competition.
In the Junior Showmanship ring, youths ages 10 to 18 will show off their dogs and their skills in handling their animals.
For more information, go to the website BaRayevents.com.
Centennial meeting set
KAHULUI - A meeting to plan Maui High School's centennial anniversary next year will be held Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon in the school library.
The co-chairpeople of the planning committee are Michael Molina, Class of 1978, and Bobbie Arita, Class of 1967. Work on a grand Centennial Celebration Luau is under way.
Anyone interested in joining the planning is welcome to attend. Questions may be addressed to PR Chairwoman Stacy Woodson by phone at 873-3091 or by email at email@example.com.
Ag Work Day on Saturday
LAHAINA - Lahainaluna High School's Agriculture Program will have an Ag Work Day from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the school's agriculture facility/farm.
There will be brush clearing, invasive plant removal, planting, mulching and other agriculture work.
New projects that are planned or in the works at the school farm include a fruit tree orchard, a large-scale aquaponics system, loi, a native Hawaiian plant nursery and a dryland forest restoration project.
Drinking water and tools will be provided. All volunteers are encouraged to bring their own gloves, closed-toe shoes, hats, sunscreen and a refillable water bottle.
For more information, contact Keith Ideoka at 662-4000, ext. 293.
Healthy Kids Day at YMCA on Saturday
WAILUKU - A Healthy Kids Day 5K and Fun Run will be held Saturday at the Maui Family YMCA.
The goal of Healthy Kids Day is to teach healthy habits to children and to inspire a lifetime love of physical activity, a news release said. The day also allows the YMCA to showcase its programs that promote healthy lifestyles and raise public awareness to improve health in the community.
Registration for the 5K and Fun Run begins at 7 a.m. The Fun Run starts at 8 a.m., followed by the 5K.
The cost for the runs is $35 per family, $25 per person for the 5K and $5 per person for the Fun Run.
Other activities include Sparks Program Training, rugby and bike safety. Kula Country Farms also will be putting on a demonstration. For more information, contact Jean Sevilla at 242-9007 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AAUW state convention set for May 4-60
MAKENA - The American Association of University Women will host its annual state convention May 4-6 at the Makena Beach & Golf Resort.
AAUW is a nationwide group focusing on providing scholarships for women while they pursue their education.
The theme for the convention is "Harnessing the Energy," a sustainable living program. Panel discussions May 5 will include those on biodiesel, solar, agriculture and smart grid programs on Maui. Jennifer Chirico, executive director of Sustainable Living Institute of Maui, will be the keynote speaker for this portion of the event.
A day pass to the convention is $25. Lunch is available for $30. Overnight arrangements are $139 per night for kamaaina, a release said. Members from Maui, Hawaii, Oahu and Kauai will be attending the convention.
For more information about the convention or AAUW, send email to Cheryl Bergman at email@example.com.
Adult vaccines topic of 'Health Wise'
KAHULUI - The Maui Association for Family and Community Education will host a "Health Wise" program on adult vaccines from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the University of Hawaii Maui College Community Service Building.
The guest speaker will be Denise Cohen, clinical director of the UH-Maui College Campus Health Center. She will discuss vaccines such as those for the flu, shingles and tetanus.
Da Kidney Da Kine Day set for Saturday
KAHULUI - Da Kidney Da Kine Day, which raises awareness of kidney disease, will feature music, entertainment and a health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Queen Ka'ahumanu Center.
Sponsored by Farmers Insurance Hawaii, the fair will include adult screenings to detect signs of kidney disease, high blood pressure and high blood sugar. There will also be free vision and hearing screenings.
The leading causes of kidney disease are high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and family history of kidney disease. Groups most at risk in Hawaii include Native Hawaiians, Filipinos and Japanese. The disease affects one in seven Maui residents, a release said.
Entertainment will include Jimmy Mac and the Kool Kats, Na Keiki O Halau Hula Kauluokala under the direction of kumu Uluwehi Guerrero, and Nuff Sedd.
Rotarians to hold food drive this weekend
Eight Rotary clubs on Maui will hold a food drive for the Maui Food Bank during "Rotarians at Work Weekend" on Saturday and April 29.
Rotary club members will accept nonperishable food items and cash donations at Foodland stores in Kahului, Pukalani and Kihei; Safeway stores in Lahaina and Kihei; Times in Lahaina; and Longs in Pukalani.
The most-needed items are canned meats, tuna, soups, fruits and vegetables as well as meals with protein, rice, peanut butter, pasta and financial contributions.
More than 8,000 people on Maui including 5,000 children do not know where their next meal is going to come from, a news release said.
UH-MC happenings topic of Rotary talk
A University of Hawaii Foundation official will discuss "Five New Exciting Things You Didn't Know are Happening Now at UH-Maui College," at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Ray Tsuchiyama, who is based at UH-Maui College, will deliver the talk at the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise meeting at the Mana Kai Maui Resort in Kihei.
Tsuchiyama previously headed the Asia office for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was in leadership roles with Analog Devices and AOL/Time Warner and was a senior consultant to Google.
He has been published widely on global business and politics and is also a blogger for Forbes and The Maui News.
The cost of breakfast is $22. It is open to the public. For more information, contact President Jane Emery at (831) 539-3005 or visit www.kiheirotary.org.
Hi'i Na Kupuna newsletter available
A newsletter for grandparents raising grandchildren on Maui is available for free from Hi'i Na Kupuna Coalition.
The group, which has been providing resources and support to grandparents and other relatives raising children on Maui since 2004, produces a newsletter three times a year. It provides information and resources for local grandparents.
To receive a newsletter or to learn more about becoming involved with the group, contact Heather Greenwood at 244-3242, ext 226; email firstname.lastname@example.org; or go to the Hi'i Na Kupuna Coalition Facebook page at www.facebook.com/hiinakupuna.