Student art up in Maui Memorial
WAILUKU - Maui Memorial Medical Center recently held a student art contest that resulted in 18 new art pieces now on display at the hospital.
The theme for the contest was "Caring for One Another," and subject matter included landscapes, seascapes, animals, people and any other positive ideas that the artists envisioned. Artwork was submitted from elementary, intermediate and high schools throughout Maui.
Shown here beneath one of the new art pieces on display at Maui Memorial Medical Center are Waihee Elementary School students Lilinoe Mederios (from left), Shaylee Herrick, Jalyssa Miguel, Tasha Caulford and Sarai Opiana-Glass Robinson.
This was the second contest held by the medical center in recent years, and the artwork is now on display there.
"We are again so amazed and inspired by the young artists in our community," said MMMC Director of Communications Carol Clark. "The beauty of their work is pure and so uplifting for our staff, patients and visitors."
2 Seabury students earn scholarships
Taylor Hori and Jared Shimada, both graduates of Seabury Hall, have been named recipients of the first Maui Fire Fighters Auxiliary scholarships.
Both received $500 scholarships for exhibiting scholastic excellence while participating in extracurricular activities and contributing to their communities.
Hori earned the award designated for a Maui County student. She will attend the University of Hawaii at Manoa in the fall. She is the daughter of Ty and Jayne Hori.
Shimada earned the award designated for a child of a current Maui Fire Department employee. He is the son of Deputy Chief Bob Shimada and Penny Shimada. Jared Shimada will attend Santa Clara University in the fall.
H.P. Baldwin foundation meeting set
WAILUKU - The H.P. Baldwin High School Foundation will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the school's library workroom.
For more information, call 878-3778 or 270-6901, or go online to www.hpbaldwinhighschoolfoundation.org/.
Old light bulb swap set for Saturday
KAHULUI - People can swap their old incandescent bulbs for new, energy-efficient lights at an event Saturday.
Cadets and senior members of the Civil Air Patrol will swap one compact fluorescent light bulb for each incandescent bulb turned in, even if the old bulbs are burned out. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Whole Foods Market at Maui Mall in Kahului.
The Kihei Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol is sponsoring the event in partnership with Hawaii Energy and the Blue Planet Foundation. The new bulbs, known as CFLs, use 75 percent less energy than traditional bulbs.
9th Life to hold cat spay-neuter clinic
KIHEI - The nonprofit 9th Life Hawaii will hold a feline spay and neuter clinic on June 10 and July 22.
Cats will be picked up at designated spots in Kihei, Kahului and Pukalani, then taken to the sanctuary for sterilization in its fully equipped surgery room. They will be returned to the pickup spot the same day.
There is a $35 fee, although it may be waived for financial hardship. Those who bring in more than two male cats on the same day, will have any remaining male cats sterilized for free.
All cats are welcome, except pregnant females. Pregnant feral cats can be kept at the sanctuary, space permitting, to deliver their kittens.
Those interested may call 573-3365. Leave a name, number, email and mailing address in order to receive a surgical consent form. For more information, visit www.9thlifehawaii.org.
Maui 4-H Livestock show, auction held
MAKAWAO - Maui 4-H Livestock Association members will auction beef steers, market hogs, market lambs and a replacement nanny goat at their annual show and auction Saturday and June 10 at the Upcountry Farm and Ag Fair.
The fair will be at the Oskie Rice Arena on Olinda Road.
The show starts at 8 a.m. Saturday, followed by a live auction at 1 p.m. The showmanship contest continues at 9 a.m. the next day.
The show is the conclusion of months of work by more than 30 club members who raised more than 50 animals. This year, adult leaders mentored youth in executive board roles, preparing them to become leaders someday.
Anyone interested in becoming a prospective buyer or sponsor can call Laura Magsanide at 264-9933.
Free cruises by whale foundation June 10
MAALAEA - In honor of World Oceans Day, Pacific Whale Foundation is offering free Ocean Discovery Cruises to all Hawaii residents and Pacific Whale Foundation members on June 10.
The one-hour Ocean Discovery Cruises depart from Maalaea Harbor at 1, 2:30 and 3 p.m. and Lahaina Harbor at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Each cruise features narration about Maui's ocean environment by Pacific Whale Foundation's certified marine naturalists. The cruises on June 10 will feature Junior Naturalist programs for keiki.
Children 12 and younger are free when accompanied by an adult Hawaii resident or Pacific Whale Foundation member. Adults who are nonmembers or who are not Hawaii residents can purchase tickets for $10.
Reservations are required for all tickets and are subject to availability. For reservations, call 249-8811, ext. 1, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
For more information, visit www.pacificwhale.org.
AARP driver safety class on June 12
LAHAINA - An AARP driver safety class will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 12 at the West Maui Senior Center, 788 Pauoa St.
The cost is $12 for people who show proof of AARP membership and $14 for others.
Preregistration is recommended, but walk-ins are also welcome. To reserve a space, call 661-9432 or 270-7308.
The instructor will be Doug Halbert.
Course materials will be given to participants after completion of the class. Certificates for possible discounts on automobile insurance will be distributed, although discounts aren't guaranteed.
Coast Guard offering GPS training class
KAHULUI - The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering a one-day GPS for Mariners course from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 10 at the Kahului Airport fire station at 25 Kuhea St., just past the control tower.
The course focuses on the GPS equipment typically owned by recreational boaters.
Course participants who own handheld GPS units are invited to bring them.
The cost of the class is $30, payable at the class. For more information, call 264-1902. To register online, go to mauiboatclass.com.
Feline Foundation to hold garage sale
KIHEI - The Feline Foundation of Maui will hold a fundraising garage sale Saturday.
Donations of good saleable items are being accepted for the garage sale, which will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 231 Kawailani Circle in the Piilani II subdivision near Safeway in Kihei.
Money raised at the garage sale will go for spaying and neutering of cats in managed feral colonies. Caretakers maintain the colonies by trapping the cats, having them neutered or spayed and returning them to their home areas.
To make arrangements to drop off items for the garage sale or to make tax-deductible donations, call 879-3059.
Langford chicken plate sale Saturday
WAILUKU - Family and friends of the late Marshall M.K. Langford will hold a hulihuli chicken plate and laulau fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and next Sunday at the Kahekili Terrace housing complex.
The cost is $10 for a chicken plate and three laulau for $10.
Money raised will go toward funeral arrangements for Langford.
For more information, call Kalae Kaeo at 463-0666.
Lahaina library benefit on June 22
LAHAINA - Tickets are on sale for the third annual Savor the Sunset benefit for the Lahaina Public Library.
The June 22 event on the ocean lawn of the Royal Lahaina Resort will feature music, a wine tasting, pupu and a silent auction.
Funds raised at the Rotary Club of Lahaina event will go toward completing an extensive refurbishing of the 55-year-old library.
Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door, with tables of 10 sold for $450. Purchases can be made at 5A Rent-A-Space at 669-5200 or by calling the Royal Lahaina Resort at 661-3611, ext. 2291.
Mark Ellman of Mala Ocean Tavern will emcee the event.
Honored guests will include 15 contractors who have pledged $155,000 in services in a project that will add a new floor, a new circulation desk, new bookshelves and paint. Work is expected to begin this summer.
Whale council members sought
HONOLULU - The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary is seeking to fill eight primary and nine alternate seats on its advisory council.
The panel ensures public input into sanctuary matters and provides advice to sanctuary management.
The sanctuary wants to fill openings for the following primary and alternate seats: Native Hawaiian, fishing, education, research (primary only), Hawaii County, Kauai County, Maui County, Honolulu County (alternate only), commercial shipping (alternate only) and youth/student seat (ages 14-17). Candidates are selected based on their expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying, community and professional affiliations and their view on the protection and management of marine resources.
Applications are due June 30. To receive an application kit or for more information, contact council coordinator Joe Paulin at Joseph.Paulin@noaa. gov or call (808) 397-2651, ext. 257 or see hawaiihumpbackwhale.noaa.gov.
Completed applications should be submitted to Joe Paulin, Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, 6600 Kalanianaole Highway, Suite 301, Honolulu 96825.