Three-week seminar to focus on education
KULA - Haleakala Waldorf School will host a three-week seminar for teachers, parents or anyone interested in becoming a Waldorf teacher from Monday through July 27.
The seminar will focus on child development and the appropriate curriculum for ages 8 to 10.
Waldorf teachers Keith McCrary, Mark John, Sheri Reiner and Michael Hughes will lead the seminar.
For more information, call 878-3340 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rotary meeting to focus on animal issues
KIHEI - Whitney White, president of SPCA Maui, will be the guest speaker at the AARP South Maui Chapter meeting at 10 a.m. Monday in the Kalama Heights Retirement Center's Garden Room. White will discuss the importance of controlling Maui's animal population through spaying and neutering.
For more information, call Jeannie Kaiser at 875-2069.
Ala Lani to hold reunion planning meeting
KAHULUI - An Ala Lani Methodist Church preschool reunion planning meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at University of Hawaii Maui College's Hale 216 building.
Families involved with the preschool from 1978 to 2000 are invited to attend and are asked to bring pictures, memories and ideas.
The reunion will be held Aug. 4 at Ala Lani Methodist Church in Kahului.
For more information, call Elaine Yamashita at 878-3774 or email email@example.com.
Rotary meeting to highlight boxing club
KIHEI - Donna Abdill, a representative of Maui Southside Boxing Club, will speak at the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise meeting at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at Five Palms Restaurant in Kihei.
The cost of the breakfast is $22. The public is invited.
For more information call Patty Hemmen at 280-8372 or visit www.kiheirotary.org.
Mandatory Maui Fair meeting Wednesday
WAILUKU - A mandatory meeting for all current Maui Fair committee chairpersons is scheduled for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Haynes Meeting Room.
Nagamine Photo Studio will take the chairpersons' group photo and individual photos for the 2012 Maui Fair identification badges.
Memorial service to honor deceased pets
WAILUKU - Wailuku Hongwanji Mission will hold its annual Pet Memorial Service at 5 p.m. Saturday at its temple, located at 1828 Vineyard St. in Wailuku.
The Rev. Shinkai Murakami will officiate the service, which is open to the public. Participants are encouraged to bring a photo of their pet with its name written on the back.
For more information, call Murakami at 244-0406 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public invited to swap unwanted items
HAIKU - The public is invited to a Community Exchange event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Haiku Elementary School cafeteria.
Participants may bring unwanted items to receive credit, which may be used to "purchase" other donated items.
The Community Exchange will be offered the second Saturday of every month.
Maui students earn university degrees
The University of Hawaii Center at the University of Hawaii Maui College awarded 97 students with baccalaureate and graduate degrees May 11 at the Maui Beach Hotel.
The University of Hawaii Center offers select bachelor's and master's degrees from UH-Manoa, UH-West Oahu and UH-Hilo.
The following students earned a master's degree: Anne Durham, Bridget Alexander, Amanda Meatyard, Lori Yatsushiro, Laureen Kodani, Melissa Kunitzer, Theresa Marzan, Barbara Rolph, Shelly Espeleta, Barbara Ornellas, Taaren Samuelson, Solange Alzamora, Edna Fornoda, Jenean Garcia, Marny Hall-Moriyasu, Carole Starbird
Many of these outreach and distance-learning programs are structured for working professionals and students raising families. More than 1,000 Maui County residents have taken advantage of these programs and earned degrees.
Karaoke contest winners announced
LAHAINA - Alan Monda of Chandler, Ariz., sang his way to first place in the annual 4th of July Karaoke Contest at The Wharf Cinema Center.
Second place in the adult competition went to Kahealani Gomes of Kailua-Kona; third was captured by Michael and Marisa Munoz of Makawao.
The keiki division crown went to Cassie Garner of Cedar Hill, Texas. Lexie Greenberg of Marlboro, N.J., won second, and The ARCC Group came in third.