Sign waving, vigil bring awareness
The Maui Homeless Alliance will hold a sign-waving demonstration and candlelight vigil to call attention to homelessness on the island.
The sign waving will be done from 4:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday on Kaahumanu Avenue near the Macy's side of the Queen Ka'ahumanu Center parking lot.
On Friday, the alliance will participate in a Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Salvation Army, 45 W. Kamehameha Ave. in Kahului. That will be followed by the candlelight vigil from 6 to 6:30 p.m. on the lawn of the Kalana O Maui building in Wailuku.
A significant number of people, including families with children, have jobs but cannot afford housing on minimum-wage incomes, according to the organization.
Free Friday talk to focus on planets
A free talk on "Observing Planets from Haleakala: Looking for traces of life on other planets" will be given at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Maikalani University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy.
Sho Okano of Tohoku University in Japan will present the talk and discuss a new telescope project, PLANETS. Japanese scientists have been observing planets from Haleakala since 2000.
For more information, call 573-9500.
Survivor to discuss Pearl Harbor attack
Bill Tavares, who was on Oahu on Dec. 7, 1941, will talk about that day "which will live in infamy" on the 71st anniversary of the attack by imperial Japan on Pearl Harbor.
His talk and presentation will be held at 10 a.m. Dec. 7 at Kaunoa Senior Center.
In addition to his talk, Tavares will interview guest speaker George Kahanu, who was repairing naval vessels that Sunday morning; Hiroshi Arisumi of the famed 442nd Regimental Combat Team; and Brian Moto, son of 442nd soldier and Medal of Honor winner Kaoru Moto.
Reservations and a $5 fee need to be made and paid by Nov. 23. For more information, call 270-7308.