Lecture series to focus on tattoo culture
The Huliau Film and Lecture Series opens with a screening of "Skin Stories" at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Kamehameha Schools Maui's Keopuolani Hale. Light refreshments will be served at 6 p.m.
"Skin Stories" traces the roots of tattooing, highlighting individual stories and the evolution of cultural traditions in the Pacific. The film is an anthology of stories and images gathered from locations around the world.
Following the film, there will be a presentation highlighting differences between Hawaiian kakau and Polynesian design.
The public is welcome to this free event.
For more information, call Ekela Kaniaupio at 572-3237 or email email@example.com.
Discussion to focus on bananas in Hawaii
Authors Angela Kepler and Francis Rust will speak about their book, "The World of Bananas in Hawaii: Then and Now," during a Maui Association of Landscape Professionals meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Hawaii Maui College's Community Services Building.
Kepler and Rust will talk about growing environment, planting, fertilization, diseases and banana recipes.
The public is welcome.
For more information, call Ken Findeisen at 283-2357.
Charity to benefit from Whole Food sales
Whole Foods in Kahului will donate 5 percent of its gross sales on Wednesday to the Friends of the Children's Justice Center.
The center is a nonprofit organization concerned with the social welfare of children and families who have been traumatized by abuse and severe neglect.
A center representative will be available for discussion at the store entrance.
For more information, visit www.mauicjc.org.
Rotary talk to focus on dental program
University of Hawaii Maui College Dental Assisting Program assistant professor Joyce Yamada will speak at the Rotary Club of Maui meeting at noon Thursday at the Leis Family Class Act Restaurant at University of Hawaii Maui College.
Yamada will discuss oral health and oral health care education on Maui and the work of UH-MC's Oral Heath Care Center in serving the needy.
The public is invited to this weekly meeting. Cost of lunch is $20.
For more information, contact Rotary Club of Maui President Brian Moto at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three spay and neuter clinics scheduled
The nonprofit 9th Life Hawaii will hold three feline spay-and-neuter clinics on Sept. 30, Oct. 13 and 14.
Volunteers will pickup the cats at designated Kihei, Kahului and Pukalani locations. The cats will then be taken to the sanctuary for sterilization and returned to the pickup location later the same day.
A $35 donation is suggested, but it may be waived due to hardship. Anyone who brings in two or more male cats on the same day is eligible to have their remaining male cats neutered for free.
All cats except pregnant females are welcome. Pregnant feral cats may be kept at the sanctuary, space permitting, to deliver their babies. Babies will be socialized for adoption, and all will be sterilized when age appropriate.
To obtain a surgical consent form, participants are asked to call 573-3365 and leave their name, phone number, email and mailing address. The form must be returned in order to book the surgery.
For more information, visit www.9thlifehawaii.org.
Contest open to high school students
In observance of Constitution Week from Sept. 17 to 23, the James Madison Hana 'Imi Na'auao (in search of knowledge) Award Essay contest has been developed for Maui high school students.
The contest is open to all Maui high school students who are in grades 9 to 12 during the 2012-13 school session. A $500 cash award will be given to the top essay, with additional awards also available. Essays are due by Oct. 30.
For more information, email Luke Campbell at email@example.com.
BHS alumni classes to hold competition
Baldwin High School's 75th Anniversary Celebration Planning Committee is sponsoring an alumni class competition through Sept. 30.
The alumni class that raises the most donations will be recognized at an anniversary celebration banquet on Oct. 19. Contributions by alumni classes are tax deductible and may be made to H.P. Baldwin High School, 1650 Kaahumanu Ave., Wailuku 96793.
Funds generated through the alumni class competition will be used to purchase new lockers, campus benches and other school improvements as deemed appropriate by the committee.
For more information, call Joanne Shibuya at 984-5656, ext. 226.
Photo contest open to ages 12 to 18
The environmental leadership group Hulilau Youth Leaders is holding an islandwide photo contest for students ages 12 to 18.
Students may submit one photo of their favorite outdoor location on Maui. All photos will be included in a photo slideshow.
Deadline is Oct. 5.
To apply or for more information, visit www.mauihuliaufoundation.org/hyl or www.facebook/groups/huliauyouth
BHS Class of '77 to hold 35th reunion
The Baldwin High School Class of 1977 will celebrate its 35th class reunion from 5 to 10 p.m. on Oct. 27 at the Yokouchi Estate in Wailuku. A class picture will be taken at 6:30 p.m.
Register with Roy Newton no later than Oct. 6 by calling 244-3885 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEO participating in food program
Maui Economic Opportunity Inc. has announced its participation in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Child Care Food Program, which provides free or reduced-price meals to children from qualifying families.
Family income determines the amount USDA reimburses a site to provide meals to enrolled children.
Meals are available regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. People should report discrimination in any USDA-related activity immediately to: USDA, Director of the Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call (866) 632-9992.
Yoga event raises money for charity
Yoga Aid Maui raised more than $2,000 for the Africa Yoga Project and other charitable causes during its Yoga Aid World Challenge event on Sept. 9 at Lumeria Maui.
This year's Yoga Aid World Challenge was the largest in the event's history. Worldwide fundraising efforts have raised $585,651 to date.
For more information about the Yoga Aid Maui, call Jenn Perell at 386-1861.
Soroptimist grant geared for women
Soroptimist International of Maui is accepting applications for its $1,500 Soroptimist's Women's Opportunity Award grant. The grant is for women who are the heads of their households and require financial assistance for an undergraduate degree or specialized training to improve their employment status.
The award recipient will be eligible for additional regional grants. At the regional level, the woman can win $3,000 and $5,000 grants, or $10,000 as one of three finalists.
Applications must be postmarked by Dec. 15 and sent to P.O. Box 1514, Kahului 96733, Attention: Women's Opportunity Award.