Akaku to screen student films during youth showcase today
Akaku will host its Akaku Youth Showcase at 6 p.m. today at its studio, located at 333 Dairy Road in Kahului.
The evening will feature work by several high school students who recently completed summer internships at Akaku.
There will be a question-and-answer period following the films.
To reserve a space or for more information, call 871-5554.
Orientation meeting to discuss dental assisting program
University of Hawaii Maui College's Dental Assisting Program will hold a general orientation meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Maui Oral Health Center in Wailuku.
This accredited two-semester program provides students with the skills needed to work in the dental profession. Students are taught in the classroom, while receiving hands-on clinical training at the Maui Oral Health Center and at private practice dental offices on Maui.
For information or to register, call 984-3250 or visit www.maui.hawaii.edu/dental.
BHS Symphonic Band to hold small ensembles concert
The annual Baldwin High School Symphonic Band small ensembles concert will be from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. Friday in the Baldwin High Auditorium.
The event will feature small groups of musicians from the symphonic band.
Admission is free.
For more information, call Deion Cendana at 984-5656, ext. 300.
Annual Festa Portuguesa will celebrate 135 years on Maui
The Portuguese Association of Maui will hold its annual Festa Portuguesa from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the J. Walter Cameron Center in Wailuku. The event will commemorate 134 years since Portuguese laborers arrived on Maui.
There will be Portuguese artifacts, crafts, baked goods, music by the Heritage Hall chorale, cooking demonstrations and samples, a family genealogy workshop, bisca card game lessons, folk tales and legends.
Admission is free.
For more information, call 877-0123 or 243-0065.
Big Brother Big Sisters to host clothing drive this weekend
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui will hold its monthly clothing drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Walmart, next to the automotive center.
The community is encouraged to bring reusable clothing and small household items.
For more information or to schedule a pickup of donated items, call 242-9754 or visit www.bigsofmaui.org.
Free event will focus on preventing underage drinking
Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Center will host its The Wave of Change event to prevent underage drinking from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Hale Makana Park on Waiale Road in Waikapu.
The event will support the Be A Jerk Campaign.
Festivities will include information on the campaign and other agencies, food, live local music, performances, games and more.
All ages are invited to this free event.
For more information, call Jenna Kamikawa at 242-7600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Israeli Folk Dancing Group will host Rosh Hashana celebration
The Israeli Folk Dancing Group of Maui will host a Rosh Hashana event in celebration of the Jewish new year at 4 p.m. Sunday at Grace Church, 55 Makaena Place in Makawao.
The event will feature a potluck dinner and Israeli folk dancing and music.
For more information, call Dan Zofi at 280-1051.
College admissions director to visit
Lisa Knodle-Bragiel, director of admission from Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore., will visit Maui high schools to meet with students and parents to discuss admission requirements, course offerings and financial aid offered through the college.
Knodle-Bragiel will visit the following schools on Monday: Seabury Hall at 8:10 a.m.; King Kekaulike High School at 9:30 a.m.; Kamehameha Schools Maui at 11 a.m.; and Maui High School at 1 p.m. She will visit Maui Preparatory Academy at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Baby contest now closed to applicants
The annual Meadow Gold Healthy Baby Contest has reached the maximum 120 contestants and will no longer be accepting applications.
The contest will be held at the Maui Fair entertainment stage from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 29. The babies will be judged on physical appearance, healthiness and personality.
For more information, call Yuki Lei Sugimura at 878-1888 or email email@example.com.
Ki-aikido club to offer demonstration
The Keio University Ki-Aikido Club from Tokyo will present a free advanced Ki-Aikido demonstration at 3 p.m. Sunday at Queen Ka'ahumanu Center. The students train under the direction of World Ki Society President Shinichi Tohei Sensei. Tohei Sensei will be on Maui to teach the Keio University Aikido Club's 55th anniversary celebration seminar from Sept. 14 to 16. The celebration is sponsored by the Hawaii Ki Federation and hosted by Maui Ki-Aikido.