Show to focus on Bhutan's gross national happiness
Bhutan's "gross national happiness" will be discussed on Netra's News to be televised at 7 p.m. Thursday on cable Channel 53.
This week's guests will be Kutira Decosterd and Robin Knox. Decosterd is an author, musician, artist, spiritual environmental activist and north shore Maui resident for the last 27 years. She has traveled to Bhutan many times and is involved in several private and governmental projects. She will discuss Bhutan's GNH (Gross National Happiness). Portions of her upcoming film, "The Dance of Earth and Spirit," will be shown.
Viewers may call in at 873-3430 during the live show.
The program is hosted by Netra Halperin, a former social worker and legislative aide.
For more information, contact Halperin at 359-1673 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free community festival in Hana to benefit dialysis home
HANA - Hui Laulima O Hana will present its Hui Laulima O Hana Annual Kokua Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Ka Hale Pomaika'i Lawn.
The event will feature live music, crafts, keiki activities, food, a silent auction and a prize drawing.
All proceeds will benefit the Ka Hale Pomaika'i Hana community dialysis home.
Admission is free. For more information, contact Lehua Cosma at 269-5343.
Maui Cheer Babes to hold rummage sale fundraiser
KAHULUI - Maui Cheer Babes will hold a rummage sale from 6:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at 451 Lono Ave. in Kahului. The team is raising funds to compete in California and on Oahu.
Garage sale Saturday will help defray medical costs for child
KAHULUI - A garage sale to help defray expenses for a 1-year Micronesian child who has had two major surgeries will be held 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at a Kahului residence.
The sale will be for Karen Tosie and is being put on by her family.
The event is set for 66 Kono Place in Kahului. For more information, call Catrina Tosie at 419-0515 or at 872-9209.
Tools-4-Tots school supply drive to be held this weekend
The Maui County chapter of Street Bikers United Hawaii will sponsor the 2012 Tools-4-Tots school supply drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this weekend throughout Maui County.
The public may drop off donations at Molokai Youth Center on Saturday, Kmart in Kahului and Lahaina Cannary Mall on Saturday and Sunday, and at yet-to-be determined locations in Hana and on Lanai on Saturday and Sunday.
To sponsor or register a child for this program or for more information, visit www.sbumaui.org.
Makawao School to hold registration session July 25
MAKAWAO - Makawao School will hold its registration from 8 a.m. to noon July 25.
Parents and guardians will be able to purchase school uniforms, purchase school planners (for grades 2 to 5), make lunch account deposits, sign up for and make bus payments, and register for the A-Plus afterschool program.
Only cash payments will be accepted.
New or transferring students should register before the first day of school, July 30. To register, parents or guardians must have an original birth certificate, proof of residency and health records. For transferring students, release forms from the previous school are required.
On the first day of school, parent parking will be available on the school playground from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. The entrance to the playground is off Ukiu Road.
The school office is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
For more information, call 573-8770.
Kahului School to present kindergarten orientation
KAHULUI - Kindergarten orientation for Kahului School will begin at 8:30 a.m. July 25 in the school cafeteria.
Royal Hawaiian Shirt Works will be at the school from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. selling school uniforms.
Birthday Bash to celebrate fisheries management area
KAANAPALI - Ka'anapali Makai Watch will host its third annual Birthday Bash for the Kahekili Hebivore Fisheries Management Area from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 28 at Kahekili Beach Park in Kaanapali.
This potluck-style community gathering will include educational opportunities, fishing gear demonstrations and more. A culinary contest will begin at 9 a.m. Division of Aquatic Resources biologists will conduct in-water reef tours at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Proficient snorkelers are asked to bring gear to learn about the reef and its inhabitants.
For more information, email Liz Foote at email@example.com.
Young Ka'ahumanu Hou poets earn multiple contest awards
KAHULUI - The following Ka'ahumanu Hou Christian School students earned honors in the USS Arizona Memorial essay-writing contest: 6th-grader Nathan Howze earned second place in the kindergarten through 6th-grade division; sophomore Mariah DeLong-Wright earned first place in the 7th- to 12th-grade division; sophomore Edward Dunn earned second place in the 7th- to 12th-grade division; and junior Lily Calderwood earned third place in the 7th- to 12th-grade division.
'Aloha Buddha' documentary to examine Buddhism in Hawaii
WAILUKU - The Maui Hongwanji Council will present a screening of "Aloha Buddha" at 1 p.m. July 29 at the Wailuku Hongwanji Mission.
The documentary was produced by Lorraine Minatoshi Palumbo and examines the history and future of Buddhism in Hawaii, including its role in shaping Hawaii's religious identity, the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, and the establishment of Buddhism in America.
Suggested donation is $5.
For more information, call the Rev. Shinkai Murakami at 244-0406 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ala Lani Preschool to hold potluck-style reunion Aug. 4
KAHULUI - A reunion for children, families and staff who attended Ala Lani Preschool from 1979 to 2000 will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 4 at Ala Lani United Methodist Church in Kahului.
The potluck-style gathering will also celebrate "Auntie Rosie's" 80th birthday. RSVPs requested by July 28.
For more information, visit the Ala Lani Reunion 1979-2000 Facebook page or contact Elaine Yamashita at 878-3774 or email email@example.com.
Upward Bound participants may apply for meal program
KAHULUI - Students participating in University of Hawaii Maui College's Upward Bound program are eligible for the Summer Food Service Program.
To qualify to receive free meals through this residential pre-college program, students must be an accepted participant in the Upward Bound program as well as meet the income guidelines for reduced-price meals in the National School Lunch Program.
Children who are part of households that receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits or benefits under the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families are automatically eligible to receive free meals.
For more information, call the Hawaii Child Nutrition Programs office at (808) 587-3600.
Public invited to sustainability talk
PUKALANI - Kelly King, vice president of Pacific Biodiesel Technologies LLC, will speak at an Upcountry Sustainability meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 6 at Pukalani Community Center's Poolroom annex.
In 2006, King co-founded the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance, a national nonprofit organization that is developing a certification process for sustainable biodiesel practices.
There will be an interactive discussion following the presentation. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 573-9260.