Cub Scouts informational meeting set
WAILUKU - Wailuku Hongwanji Mission's Cub Scouts Pack 40 will hold an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the mission's Social Hall located at 1828 Vineyard St. in Wailuku.
The meeting is intended to recruit boys who are 7 years old or will be entering the 1st grade to join its Tiger Den. Parents and boys interested in learning more about Cub Scouts are encouraged to attend.
Rotary speaker to discuss bank history
KAHULUI - Brian Kakihara, senior vice president and Maui region supervisor of First Hawaiian Bank in Kahului, will be the guest speaker at a Rotary Club of Maui meeting at noon Thursday in the Leis Family Class Act Restaurant at the University of Hawaii Maui College.
Kakihara, a graduate of Baldwin High School and University of Hawaii School of Business, will show a DVD on Charles Reed Bishop, the founder of First Hawaiian Bank.
The cost is $20, and the public is welcome.
Doorway Into Light fundraiser Saturday
MAKAWAO - Doorway Into Light will hold its Bhakti Rocks fundraising event from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Makawao Union Church Hall. The evening will include singing, dancing and chanting with Ken Sandin, Rasa Priya and the Bhakti Tribe, Neeraja and Leilah Be.
There will be raffle prizes, raw desserts and drinks.
Attendees are encouraged to pay between $10 and $15.
Event to highlight offshore drilling issues
PAIA - A "Hands Across the Sand" gathering will begin at noon Saturday at Baldwin Beach Park in Paia.
This local event will occur in solidarity with events around the country to raise awareness about the dangers of offshore drilling and call on leaders to end America's oil dependence and turn toward a clean energy future, according to a press release.
The gathering will have participants joining hands and forming a line along the shoreline for 15 minutes.
The event is being organized by the Surfrider Foundation's Maui Chapter.
St. John's Kula Festival vendors wanted
KULA - Crafters and vendors are invited to participate in the 30th annual St. John's Kula Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 22 at the church.
The festival will feature live entertainment, food, baked goods, children's games, produce, plants, an auction, gift baskets and more.
Proceeds will benefit Friends of the Children's Justice Center and Neighbors Helping Neighbors.
For more information or to reserve a space, call 878-6531 or 878-1485.
Plantation Days food booths available
LAHAINA - Applications are being accepted for restaurant food booths at the upcoming Lahaina Plantation Days to be held from 5 to 10 p.m. Oct. 19 and 20 at the Pioneer Mill Smokestack. The deadline to apply is Aug. 15.
Each restaurant is provided with a wooden booth, two tables, electricity, lighting and nonpotable water.
All sales are with scrip, and the event retains 50 percent of all scrip sold. There are no other fees. Booths are limited, and restaurants have the option of participating one or both days. A food contest will also be held.
This community celebration has attracted more than 15,000 residents and visitors over the past three years, according to a news release.
To obtain an application or more information, call 661-3262 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Group hosts events to fight heart disease
KAHULUI - The Maui chapter of Go Red for Women Ambassadors held its inaugural "Zumba for the Heart" event July 14 at the University of Hawaii Maui College Wellness Center.
More than 40 people attended the first event, which included giveaways, educational resources and more.
"Our local chapter, the Maui Go Red for Women Ambassadors, are all local women ranging from 16 and above and have all been affected by heart disease in one way or another," said Maui Go Red for Women Ambassadors volunteer chairwoman Rhonda Barut. "We are a proud and passionate group of women who are enthusiastic about encouraging the women in our community to be active and live heart-healthy lives."
The group's next event will be a 5-kilometer walk on Sept. 14 in Kaanapali.
To register for the walk or obtain more information, visit facebook.com/mauigored.
The annual Go Red for Women Luncheon & Health Expo will be held Nov. 17 at The Fairmont Kea Lani.
For more information, visit www.goredforwomen.org.