Maui Waena to present orientation night
KAHULUI - Maui Waena Intermediate School will host an orientation night for 6th-grade parents and guardians from 5 to 6:30 p.m. today in the school cafeteria. Sign-in begins at 4:30 p.m.
Attendees are asked bring their child's schedule, as no schedules will be available that night. Lunch account deposits will be accepted; only cash will be accepted.
For more information, call the school office at 873-3070.
King to speak about biodiesel on Maui
KAHULUI - Kelly King, vice president of Pacific BioDiesel, will be the guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Maui meeting at noon Thursday at the Hideaway restaurant.
King will speak about 16 years of community-based biodiesel on Maui, according to a press release.
Cost of lunch is $12. The meeting is open to the public.
For more information, call Secretary Katz Anderson at 357-8877.
Birthday Bash planned for fisheries 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. Saturday 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth artists to be featured at family day
MAKAWAO - Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center will present Family Day: A Community Celebration of the Arts, a free summer festival to commemorate its annual Youth Arts Exhibition, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The public is invited to enjoy hands-on workshops, kite flying, face painting, a scavenger hunt, art vendors and more, all while admiring the work of young artists ages 5 to 18.
For more information, visit www.huinoeau.com.
Guest artist from Okinawa to give talk
WAILUKU - Guest artist Sekiyu Chinen of Okinawa will present a lecture and demonstration titled "The Living Art of Shuri-Style Kumiwudui" at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Maui Okinawa Cultural Center, 688 Nukuwai Place in Wailuku.
This a rare opportunity to experience kumiwudui, a classical Okinawan dance drama.
The event is sponsored by Jimpu Kai USA Kin Ryosho Ryukyu Geino Kenkyusho, Hawaii Shibu. It is free and open to the public; donations are welcome. For more information, call the Maui Okinawa Cultural Center at 242-1560.
Hui No Ke Ola Pono installs new officers
WAILUKU - Hui No Ke Ola Pono installed the following new officers to its board of directors on July 17 at the J. Walter Cameron Center in Wailuku:
* Lui Hokoana was named president. Hokoana is associate vice president of student affairs for the University of Hawaii system.
* Neldon E. Mamuad was named vice president. Mamuad is director of event technology with PSAV Presentation Services as well as a commissioner for the county Board of Liquor Control.
* Johanna Amorin was named secretary. Amorin is an entrepreneur and owner of Jobline X-Press Inc.
* Priscilla Yamamura was named treasurer. Yamamura is the branch manager for Territorial Savings Bank in Kahului.
Hui No Ke Ola Pono is a nonprofit health care center that provides services to the Native Hawaiian community through its Wailuku and Hana offices.