Maui Outdoor Circle sets annual meeting May 19
WAIKAPU - U.S. Geological Survey research biologist Art Medeiros will be the speaker at the Maui Outdoor Circle annual meeting May 19 at the Kahili Golf Course restaurant.
The event will celebrate the centennial year of the Outdoor Circle. Established in 1912 to keep Hawaii clean, green and beautiful, the Outdoor Circle is perhaps best known for halting the proliferation of billboards, a news release about the event said. The Maui branch in recent years has led the effort to ban plastic bags; fought to save established trees; and planted jacaranda, milo, kamani and other varieties in parks, at schools and along roadways in Maui County.
The luncheon is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. and will include the election of next year's officers and directors.
Lunch costs $20; the deadline for reservations is May 8. Contact Andrea Binkley at 573-0336, for information and reservations.
'Dinner With the Mayor' benefit held on May 10
WAIKAPU - Mental Health America of Maui County's annual "Dinner With the Mayor" fundraiser will be held at 5:30 p.m. May 10 at Maui Tropical Plantation.
Live music, an auction, food and door prizes will be part of the event.
Items to be auctioned include lunch with Mayor Alan Arakawa, a round of golf and lunch for three guests at Maui Country Club with Council Member Joe Pontanilla, outrigger canoe paddling with Council Member Don Couch, lunch with Council Member Mike White and an ocean recreation activity session with Council Member Elle Cochran.
Tickets are $65 a person, with a portion tax deductible. For tickets, call 242-6461.
'I Feel Good' poster winners to be honored
Winners of the "I Feel Good, Because . . ." children's poster contest will be recognized at an event at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Queen Ka'ahumanu Center.
The poster contest, part of Mental Health Awareness Month, is sponsored by Mental Health America of Hawai'i's Maui County Branch.
The posters will be on display at Maui Sporting Goods on Market Street through Thursday. They depict people, places and things in the children's lives that help their mental health.
Mental Health America of Hawai'i is a private, nonprofit agency whose mission is to promote mental wellness, prevent mental illnesses and reduce stigma.
Montessori school holds open house on Thursday
KIHEI - Montessori Hale O Keiki in South Maui is hosting an open house for prospective 6th- through 8th-grade students.
The event Thursday will allow families to visit the campus, meet teachers and administrators and ask questions about the curriculum.
The open house will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. or 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the school campus, 100 Kulanihakoi St. To RSVP, call 874-7441.
Mother's Day craft fair at Emmanuel Lutheran set
KAHULUI - A Mother's Day Craft Fair/Kid's Swap, put on by Emmanuel Lutheran Church, will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
The Kid's Swap will feature children selling their gently used toys, games and books in the church yard. The Craft Fair in the church will have a variety of crafts, Noevir skin-care products, baked goods, Pampered Chef items, a white elephant table, Kiyomi's cookies and a fingernail-painting station for young girls.
Proceeds from the craft fair will go toward purchasing equipment for the Emmanuel Lutheran middle school science department.
Admission is free. The church is located at 520 W. One St.
Maui Waena Hawaiiana Club to hold luau benefit
KAHULUI - The Maui Waena Hawaiiana Club Ha'awi Manawale'a will present "Imi Na Mea," or "Searching for Something," on Friday evening at the Binhi At Ani Filipino Community Center.
The luau begins at 6 p.m. with entertainment by club members at 7 p.m.
Luau dinner tickets are $18. To purchase tickets, contact Maui Waena Intermediate School at 873-3070.
The funds raised will help support club activities.
Incandescent bulbs to be exhanged for CFLs
PAIA - The Pa'ia Youth & Cultural Center is the site for the free exchange of old incandescent bulbs for new, energy-saving compact fluorescent bulbs.
There is no limit on the number of bulbs that may be exchanged.
The youth center receives a 50-cent donation for each exchange from Blue Planet Foundation and Hawaii Energy in its Maui Bulb Blitz campaign.
It is open Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday until 9 p.m.
For more information, call 579-8354 or go to the website www.pyccmaui.org.
St. John's Church bake and rummage sale set
KEOKEA - St. John's Church will hold its annual rummage and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the church grounds across from Keokea Park.
There will be clothing, household goods, furniture and toys. There will also be homemade baked goods and coffee or tea for purchase.
The proceeds will support the parish programs.
For more information or to donate items (pickup may be arranged), call 878-1866.
Mother's Day event to benefit shelter
KIHEI - The second annual Mother's Day concert to benefit Women Helping Women will be held at 6:30 p.m. May 13 at Stella Blues Cafe in Kihei.
Singer and voice teacher Joy Fields will be the musical director of the event, which is produced by Play it Forward Concerts. Sebrina Barron, Lily Meola, Danielle Delaunay, Margie Heart, Nara Boone, Miranda Ellis, Christina Nelson and Emma Rich will perform.
Women Helping Women operates emergency shelters and programs for victims of domestic violence on Maui.
Tickets are $30 for the concert; and $60 for a four-course meal and the concert. Call Stella Blues Cafe at 874-3779 for reservations.
BHS robotics has McDonald's event
WAILUKU - Baldwin High School's robotics team will hold a fundraiser at the McDonald's of Wailuku from 1 to 6 p.m. May 6.
A percentage of sales during that time will be donated to the team to help offset expenses related to its participation in the FIRST Robotics Championship in St. Louis in April. The team earned a slot at the championship after leading a three-school alliance that captured the FIRST Hawaii Regional Competition on Oahu in March.
Baldwin was the first Neighbor Island team to be seeded first at a FIRST Regional Competition, an accomplishment that enabled the team to select its final alliance partners and serve as alliance captain. A total of 400 teams have qualified for the FIRST Championship, out of more than 26,000 teams in more than 60 countries that competed this season.
Those unable to attend the fundraiser but are interested in supporting the team may send a donation to the H.P. Baldwin High School Foundation, a nonprofit charity. A donation form and more information are available at hpbaldwinhighschoolfoundation.org.
Mankind Project to hold Haiku event
HAIKU - The newest members of the Mankind Project will be initiated at an event Wednesday at the Haiku Community Center beginning at 6 p.m.
Thirteen Maui men recently attended the New Warrior Training Adventure in Puna on the Big Island. Through the training, the men "have stepped out of their comfort zones to make a better life for themselves and their families," according to a news release.
The potluck event is free; pupu will be provided.