Hoehn to discuss veterans memorial at Rotary meeting
MAKAWAO - Janna Hoehn will speak at the Rotary Club of Upcountry Maui meeting at 8 a.m. Friday at Casanova's Italian Restaurant & Deli.
Hoehn is working with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, which is collecting photos to honor those who died in the war. She will display the 452 pictures she has collected of Maui service members and describe her work and the effort to raise funds for a new museum, The Education Center, to be build next to the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C.
Gold fundraiser to support Maui boy with brain cancer
WAILUKU - A fundraiser to benefit 7-year-old Waikapu resident Xander Munson will be from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. Saturday at Aloha Gold Buyers, 900 Eha St., Suite 204 in Wailuku. The public is asked to donate gold jewelry in any form; monetary donations will also be accepted.
In April 2011, Xander was diagnosed with brain cancer after he complained of double vision. A few days later, doctors removed a cancerous tumor. He has endured two additional surgeries, numerous blood transfusions, hearing loss and recently completed his ninth and final chemotherapy session. He faces additional surgeries, MRIs and hearing tests over the next several years.
For more information, call 250-9602.
Volunteers sought for native plant restoration at Auwahi
ULUPALAKUA - The next native plant restoration trip to Auwahi on the southern flank of Haleakala will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Volunteers are asked to meet at Ulupalakua Ranch Store at 8 a.m.
Hiking boots that cover the ankle are required, along with layered clothing, rain gear, two liters of water, lunch, sunscreen and a hat.
Gear including backpacks and boots should be cleaned to prevent the spread of weeds in the restoration site.
Volunteers need to RSVP as soon as possible to reserve a seat.
For more information or to reserve a spot, call 573-8989 or email email@example.com.
Nonprofit Voice of a Child to hold pizza fundraiser in Paia
PAIA - Flatbread Co. in Paia is joining the nonprofit organization Voice of a Child for a fundraising event from 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday.
A portion of all pizza sales that evening will be donated to the organization to support its Ebonyi Maternal Healthcare Program in Nigeria.
For more information, call 633-5060 or 280-9857.
Local author will hold signing for new children's book
LAHAINA - Lahaina resident David Kapaku will hold a signing for his children's book, "I Love You; I Love You More," at 10 a.m. July 21 at Barnes & Noble in Lahaina.
For more information, contact James Branscum at (888) 361-9473 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn about homeschooling during talk and Q&A session
MAKAWAO - Gail Nagasako, author of "Homeshooling: Why and How," will discuss homeschooling topics at 6:30 p.m. July 23 at Makawao Public Library.
This free talk will discuss why homeschooling may be the best choice and how to do it. Academics, socialization, curricula, college and more will be covered. A question-and-answer session will address particular concerns.
For more information, call the library at 573-8785 or visit www.facebook.com/homeschoolingwhyandhow.
Writing and book publishing to be topics of discussion at talk
KIHEI - Author and publisher John Richard Stephens will present a talk titled "How to Get Your Book Published" at 6:30 p.m. on July 24 at Kihei Public Library.
Stephens, who has written 14 books, will discuss how to get your writing noticed by publishers. A question-and-answer session will be included in the program, which is suitable for ages 18 and older.
Maui band directors selected to join exclusive association
Band directors Scot Kiyonaga of Maui Waena Intermediate School and Kerry Wasano of Maui High School were recently selected to join the American School Band Directors Association.
Directors are chosen based on their teaching experience, success of their music programs and recommendation of association members. The ASBDA includes approximately 1,000 band directors from across the nation.