Collins to tell spooky stories at libraries
Award-winning storyteller Kathy Collins and her alter ego "Tita" will share spooky stories inspired by Hawaiian legends and "spine-tingling tales" from other countries and cultures at two Maui libraries this week.
The first will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Makawao Public Library, and the second will be at the same time Tuesday at Kihei Public Library.
The Maui Friends of the Library is sponsoring the events, which are part of free public library programs statewide focusing on this year's Teen Read Week theme - "It Came from the Library."
Donations to be sought for fun run
Wailuku Elementary School students will solicit donations for a campus fun run beginning Oct. 22.
The run is scheduled for Nov. 21. The annual event will generate funds for activities such as field trips, creative movement and enrichment classes.
Donors may request receipts. For more information, call the school at 243-5848.
'Understanding dementia' workshop set
A free caregiver workshop titled "Understanding Dementia" will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hale Hulu Mamo Center in Hana.
Kathleen Couch, caregiver/program coordinator for Maui Adult Day Care Centers, will discuss early-, middle- and late-stage dementia, tips and techniques for dealing with dementia behaviors and caregiver survival.
The center is at 5101 Puakea Road, Building G.
No reservations are needed. Lunch will be provided for those attending, and professionals will receive certificates of attendance.
For more information, call Sheila Agnitsch at 248-8833 or Couch at 871-5804.
Fundraiser to benefit student teachers
Maui's Growing Our Own Teachers will receive a percentage of sales proceeds at The Flatbread Co. in Paia during a fundraiser from 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday at the restaurant.
A silent auction and donation jar will be part of the event.
The GOOT program seeks funds for student teachers committed to teaching on Maui. The nonprofit Tri-Isle Resource Conservation and Development Council Inc. is GOOT's fiscal sponsor. More information is available at www.mauigoot.com.
Event to feature music and videos
Musicians Kenneth Makuakane and Ikaika Blackburn will perform and student videos by Maleko Lorenzo and Kekoa Uyechi will be shown Thursday as part of the Huliau Film, Music & Lecture series at Kamehameha Schools Maui.
The public is welcome to the free event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at Keoupuolani Hale, with refreshments at 6 p.m.
The student videos are "Hoe Wa'a," which is about paddling and includes an interview with paddling champion Kai Bartlett; and "Ho'omau," a Hawaiian/English film focusing on the sustainability and preservation of natural resources.
For more information, contact Ekela Kaniaupio-Crozier at 572-3237 or email@example.com.
Film, discussion on Syria to be held Friday
The film "The Suffering Grasses," which explores the crisis in Syria, will be shown and followed by a discussion from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in the University of Hawaii Maui College's Kalama Room 103.
The film and discussion will be presented by the Maui Peace Club.
The documentary film, released by Cultures of Resistance, interviews people affected by the conflicts and highlights the refugee crisis and the regime of Bashar al-Assad, a release said.
Microphotography to be discussed
Gary Greenberg, an artist, inventor and scientist, will speak at Thursday's Rotary Club of Maui meeting at noon at the Class Act restaurant on the University of Hawaii Maui College campus.
Greenberg will discuss the art and science of microphotography.
Greenberg is the inventor of high-definition, three-dimensional light microscopes and holds 18 U.S. patents, a release said. He is the author of "A Grain of Sand - Nature's Secret Wonder," and "Florotica: Revealing the Sensuality of the Micro World," among other works.
The cost is $20. The meeting is open to the public.
Turtle-naming contest begins Monday
Maui Ocean Center will hold a "Name a Sea Turtle Contest," to begins at 5 p.m. Monday and ends at noon Oct. 25.
The juvenile sea turtles reside at the center. The poll will be available on the center's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MauiOceanCenter.
The six turtles to be named were born June 24 at Sea Life Park on Oahu. They arrived on Maui on Aug. 16.
Free field trip series available to schools
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and a donor are offering as many as 30 Hawaii public elementary and middle schools free electronic field trip website broadcasts.
The schools may receive the 2012-13 electronic field trip series free; they otherwise would cost $500 per school.
The Emmy award-winning series is targeted to grades 4-8. Since the subscription is for the entire school building, only one person from each school needs to subscribe.
For more information see: www.history.org/hawaiitrips.
The foundation operates the world's largest living history museum, in Williamsburg, Va., its website said. Colonial Williamsburg is a partner of History Education Hawaii Inc., the official Hawaii council of the National Council for History Education, a release said.