Kahului nurse receives national honor
Six Hawaii nurses, including one from Maui, have recently received national honors and appointments from national professional nursing organizations.
The Hawai'i Association of Professional Nurses, as part of its celebration of National Nurse Practitioner Week beginning today through Saturday, has announced that Kahului nurse Suzanna Dee has been selected for the American Nurses Credentialing Center Content Expert Panel. The panel is made up of certified experts who write test items for board certification exams.
Public asked to donate toys and supplies
Operation Christmas Child will again be taking donations of "packed shoe boxes" filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items for needy children overseas from Monday through Nov. 19 at two churches in Kihei and Lahaina.
The year-round project is part of the international Christian relief and evangelism organization Samaritan's Purse.
People can drop off packed shoe boxes at the following locations and times:
* Hope Chapel Kihei, 300 E. Welakahao Road
Monday and Wednesday: 3 to 7 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to noon and 6 to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Nov. 18: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Nov. 19: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
* Lahaina Baptist Church, 209 Shaw St.
Monday: 9 a.m. to noon
Tuesday to Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Nov. 18 and 19: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Additional local collection sites can be found using the online ZIP code locator at www.samaritanspurse.org.
Maui author Boswell to discuss her book
Maui author Jasmyne Boswell will present an interactive presentation about her book "What if the Problem's Not the Problem?" at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Makawao Public Library's Adult Reading Section.
Boswell's book offers four practices that provide a sense of well-being, according to a news release. She will discuss how to achieve peace in one's daily life.
This one-hour program will include a question-and-answer session and is suitable for ages 12 and older.
Contact the library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed for these programs.
For more information, call the library at 573-8785.
Workshop to cover degree programs
The University Center, Maui, will hold a degree preparation workshop to discuss bachelor's and master's degree opportunities available on Maui from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Hawaii Maui College Laulima Building, Room 108.
The center facilitates distance learning degrees from within the University of Hawaii system, including the Manoa, Hilo and West Oahu campuses. The session will cover requirements for a variety of degree programs as well as the application process.
The session will include an opportunity to ask questions about distance programs in an informal face-to-face setting.
For more information, call 984-3525 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free screening of Alzheimer's film set
A free film on Alzheimer's titled "Memories of Tomorrow" will begin at 9 a.m. Thursday at the United Public Workers Hall in Wailuku.
The movie will be in Japanese with English subtitles.
To register, call the Maui HGEA office at 244-5508.
Food fundraiser will benefit nonprofit
Panda Express at Queen Ka'ahumanu Center will hold a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity Maui from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
During this time, diners are encouraged to present the designated flier when ordering their meal, and 20 percent of the purchase will be donated to Habitat for Humanity Maui.
For more information or to obtain a flier, call 242-1140.
Kekaulike Matsuri happening Saturday
The Kekaulike Matsuri will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at King Kekaulike High School.
Festivities will feature live entertainment including Maui Taiko, Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko, Matsu Dai Ryu Dance Academy, KKHS Band, KKHS Dance Force, Koto, Sanshin, Kisa Uradomo (violin) and Dillon Koga (shinobue). There will also be food, drink, games, martial arts demonstrations and craft booths.
The public is invited to this free event.
For more information, send email to Anna Gragas at email@example.com.
'Hawai'i Calls' to feature hula, music
'Ahahui Ka'ahumanu, a nearly 150-year-old Hawaiian women's society, will present "Hawai'i Calls: An Evening of Aloha" starting at 6 p.m. Saturday at Maui Tropical Plantation.
The fundraiser will showcase 'Ahahui Ka'ahumanu members performing hula and music. Members include Na Honu Hanohano award-nominated 'Ahumanu group of Elizabeth Kopa'a Morales and Joni deMello. There will also be a dinner buffet and silent auction.
Tickets cost $35 per person, with proceeds benefiting scholarships.
For tickets, see an 'Ahahui Ka'ahumanu member or call 281-9257 or 264-5522.
Business donates to two Maui nonprofits
Maui Peace Bar, a nutritional bar company based on Maui, recently donated $2,500 to the Will Smith Foundation and $5,000 to Keiki Cupboard.
Large checks were presented to organization representatives during a blessing on Oct. 25 at a private home in Haiku.
For more information, visit www.mauipeacebar.com.
Kiwanis Club installs newest officers
The Kiwanis Club of the Valley Isle announced the charter of the first-ever Key Club within the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii and the recent installation of its Key Club and Kiwanis officers and directors.
Key Club officers are President Briley Akina, Vice President Mason Aquino, Secretary Janelle Mackiewicz and Treasurer Leiana Boyce-Galase.
Kiwanis Club of the Valley Isle officers are President Allen Shishido, Vice President/President Elect Eric Shimada, Secretary Shari Yamamoto and Treasurer Anthony Arakaki. Outgoing President Anne Diola will serve on the Kiwanis Club of the Valley Isle 2012-2013 board, along with Janice Shishido, Vanessa Kina, Kristin Yamasaki and Emily Bartow.
For more information, call Shishido at 871-2540.