Sustainable living topic of presentation
Doug Fine, an investigative journalist, author and New Mexican goat herder, will speak from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at University of Hawaii Maui College in Kalama Building Room 103 on the UH-MC campus. The free event is being presented by the Sustainable Living Institute of Maui and Upcountry Sustainability.
Fine will explain how anyone can live sustainably without giving up digital-age comforts. He has reported from five continents for The Washington Post, Wired, Salon, The New York Times, Outside, NPR and U.S. News & World Report, and he has a regular column in New Mexico magazine.
Doug Fine will describe his experience living sustainably.
Fine is the author of three books, "Not Really an Alaskan Mountain Man," "Farewell, My Subaru," and "Too High to Fail." A website of his work including short films is at www.dougfine.com
For more information, call 984-3379.
Speaker to share facts about the dollar
The regular meeting of Kula AARP Chapter will be held Monday at the Kula Community Center. The meeting will begin with refreshments at 9 a.m., followed by a business meeting at 9:30 a.m.
AARP member Bob Gilroy will talk about the many interesting and surprising things one can learn about the dollar bill. There are, however, no samples to be distributed, said Gilroy.
The meeting is open to the public. Reservations are not necessary. Members and guests are encouraged to bring food for the Maui Food Bank, the chapter's ongoing community service project.
For information, call Diane Logsdon at 878-3448.
Screening of 'Frankenweenie' planned
Wailuku Public Library will offer a free screening of the animated film "Frankenweenie" on family movie night, starting at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Directed by Tim Burton, this Walt Disney Pictures film is a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog, Sparky. Boy gets dog. Boy loses dog. Boy harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life - with just a few minor adjustments.
Frankenweenie is rated PG. Children should be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. For more information, call the library at 243-5766.
Attorney to address driver licensing laws
Marie Kosegarten, an attorney with the law firm Cain & Herren ALC in Wailuku, will speak to the Rotary Club of Maui at noon Thursday at the Class Act Restaurant on the University of Hawaii Maui College campus.
Her talk will be about recent developments in driver licensing laws and a defense attorney's perspective on driving under the influence (DUI) cases.
Kosegarten is a former deputy prosecuting attorney now in private practice.
Cost of the lunch is $20. The public is welcome.
Fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics
Special Olympics Maui will hold a fundraiser at The Flatbread Co. in Paia from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. A portion of each pizza sold, including takeout, will benefit Special Olympics Maui.
Funds raised will help athletes and coaches as they begin training in softball, swimming, track and field, and power lifting for the coming season.
Whale photo exhibit opens Saturday
A free public reception celebrating the opening of the 2013 "Photo Tribute to the Whales" exhibit will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Maalaea Harbor Shops.
The exhibit, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation, features whale photographs by professional wildlife photographers, researchers, naturalists and others. There will also be complimentary refreshments.
The free photo exhibit runs from Jan. 27 through Feb. 29. It will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For information call Pacific Whale Foundation at 249-8811, ext. 1.
Security to be focus of presentation
Maui police Detective Leif Adachi will be guest speaker, following the American Association of University Women's meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday at Cary & Eddie's Hideaway in Kahului.
Adachi's presentation, which is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m., will focus on identity theft, online scams, self protection and personal security. There will also be a screening of a Federal Trade Commission video.
For reservations and information, contact Janet Walker at 874-9435 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rummage sale to help school band
Emmanuel Lutheran School will have a rummage and yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday with proceeds going to help the school's intermediate band's travel expenses.
Household items, toys, clothes, books, sports items and other items will be sold on the campus at 520 W. One St. in Kahului, near the intersection of Kaahumanu and Papa avenues.
Proceeds will help Emmanuel Lutheran's intermediate band travel to participate in the Hawaii Lutheran Schools Music Festival on Oahu.
School to offer massage for seniors
The students of the Maui School of Therapeutic Massage in Makawao will offer free 15-minute massages for those 65 years and older from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
The event will be held at Hale Mahaolu Elua Senior Center, 200 Hina Ave. in Kahului.
Massage therapy can reduce stress and relieve aches and pains in the muscles and joints, according to an announcement. Residents of the senior center have priority seating. Nonresidents' suggested arrival time is after 11 a.m.
Chicken and steak fry planned Saturday
The VFW Ladies Auxillary 3850 will have its annual chicken and steak fry beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday at the VFW Hall, 1136 Uluniu Road in Kihei.
"Watering time" will start at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20. There will be entertainment, door prizes, a silent auction, lei and a country store.
For more information, call 281-0143.
Peaceful 'march for life' planned Saturday
Maui Knights of Columbus Council 8578 is organizing a Maui March for Life at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The protest will begin with a half-hour sign-waving campaign at the open space area of the old location of Maui Economic Opportunity, across Kaahumanu Avenue from the Maui Beach Hotel. The protest will then proceed along Kaahumanu Avenue and up Puunene Avenue to Christ the King Church, where a Rosary will be said in front of the Memorial for the Unborn. The entire event is scheduled to take two hours.
The March for Life is a peaceful protest of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade ruling that made abortions legal in America 40 years ago.
Pre-printed signs will be available, but marchers are encouraged to bring their own if they like. For more information, contact Norm Franco at 357-6676.
'Discovery Tour' to showcase school
Haleakala Waldorf School will hold a Discovery Tour at 10 a.m. Saturday to showcase the school's program. The tour will be followed by a 1 p.m. high school presentation for prospective families.
Both events will be held on the Kula campus located at 4160 Lower Kula Road (across from the post office).
The Discovery Tour will highlight hands-on activities the children experience, as well as opportunities to meet the faculty and explore the historic campus.
At the high school presentation, families will meet faculty members and hear about Waldorf High School programs and curriculum.
The Haleakala Waldorf High School will open to 9th- and 10th-graders this fall; the campus will be located at the Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center.
Applications are being accepted for all grades including the new high school. Space is limited. For more information, call Enrollment Coordinator Paula Berdal at 878-2511 or visit www.waldorfmaui.org.
Seniors collecting slippers Monday
In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Kaunoa's Retired & Senior Volunteer Program and the state Department of Human Services, Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Programs, will collect new slippers or sandals to be distributed to local service agencies. The effort is intended to help economically disadvantaged people/families get back on their feet.
The partner agencies are all members of the National Senior Service Corps and are joining other Senior Corps programs throughout the State of Hawaii on special projects.
Through Jan. 30, new slippers and sandals of all sizes may be dropped off at either Kaunoa Senior Services in Spreckelsville or West Maui Senior Center locations, and at the University of Hawaii Maui College's College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources office in Building 214.
For more information, contact Dana Acosta, Kaunoa RSVP director, at 270-7323, or Heather Greenwood, UH extension agent, at 244-3242, ext. 226.