'Evening with the Experts' scheduled
The Pacific Whale Foundation will host an "Evening with the Experts" discussion on the latest developments about humpback whales from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at The Westin Maui Resort and Spa in Kaanapali.
PWF founder Greg Kaufman and other whale experts will also present photos, films, recordings and first-person accounts of studying whales in the wild.
The free event is part of the Maui Whale Festival.
For more information, call the foundation at 249-8811, ext. 1.
Foods, goods for sale at annual bazaar
Paia Mantokuji Mission will have its annual bazaar from 7 to 11 a.m. March 24 at 253 Hana Highway in lower Paia, across from the Paia Community Center.
Items for sale will include foods such as chow fun, nishime, Spam musubi, manju, ohagi, baked goods and pickled items; new and used clothing; produce; plants; crafts; and a variety of rummage items.
Tickets for maki sushi and nishime, for pickup April 6, will also be available for purchase.
For more information, call the Rev. Kenji Oyama at 579-8051.
Demonstration for assistive technology
The Maui Maternal Child Health Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental & Related Disabilities Program will present a free "Assistive Technology Mini Demonstration Session" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Cameron Center, 95 Mahalani St. in Wailuku.
Assistive technology includes any item, whether bought or manufactured, that helps someone do something that would otherwise be more difficult to do. The mini vendor and product demonstration session will highlight the use of assistive technology for the enhancement of communication skills and basic learning.
The demonstration session is ideally suited for children with special health care needs and their families, case managers, social workers, teachers, speech language pathologists, behavioral specialists, physicians, psychologists, skills trainers and anybody who may be interested in assistive technology.
Mini demonstrations will last 30 minutes. Each session will be offered twice:
* iPads, Smart phones and everyday technology.
* Switch-making workshop.
* Literacy and universal design.
For more information, including a demonstration schedule, contact Lesley Alexander at 281-5077.
'Addiction Incorporated' screening set
The documentary film "Addiction Incorporated" will be screened at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Hawaii Maui College in the student lounge of the Pilina Building.
The expose of the tobacco industry was written and directed by Charles Evans Jr. and executive produced by Charmaine Parcero. It is to be shown as part of National Kick Butts Day.
It is being presented by the Maui Coalition for a Tobacco Free Hawaii, the anti-tobacco group REAL and the UH-Maui College Tobacco-Free Task Force. After the film, there will be a discussion panel and brief presentation on why UH-Maui College should be tobacco free.
Signs on campus will direct visitors to the student lounge. The event is free and open to the community.
Orientation for UH-MC dental program
The University of Hawaii Maui College's Dental Assisting Program will hold a general orientation meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Maui Oral Health Center in Wailuku.
The program is an accredited two-semester program that provides students with the skills needed to work in the dental profession. Students are taught in the classroom and also receive hands-on clinical training at the Maui Oral Health Center and at private-practice dental offices on Maui.
For information and to reserve a seat, call 984-3250. Program and application information may be found at www.maui.hawaii.edu/dental. The application deadline for admittance in the UH-Maui College Dental Assisting Program in the fall semester is May 1.
Makawao Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday
The third annual Makawao Easter Egg Hunt will begin with a sign-up at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Oskie Rice Rodeo Grounds on Olinda Road in Makawao. The egg hunt, for children 10 and younger, will follow. Participants should bring their own baskets.
Refreshments will be sold by King Kekaulike High School students.
The Easter Egg Hunt is sponsored by the Makawao Community Association, along with Haleakala Ranch and Kaunoulu Ranch.
Luau for civic club awards presentation
The Central Maui Hawaiian Civic Club will present awards during a luau Saturday at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with pupu and silent auction followed by the luau, awards ceremony and dancing at 8 p.m. to the music of Deja Vu. Kaniela Masoe will perform music during the luau.
The club will honor Office of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee Colette Machado; OHA Community Outreach Coordinator Thelma Shimaoka; Queen Liliuokalani Children Center-Liliuokalani Trust Unit Director Iris Mountcastle and Hawaiian entertainer Richard Ho'opi'i.
The purpose of the function is to provide funds for college scholarships, according to a news release. Tickets are $25 and may be obtained from any member of the club, at the door or by contacting David or Florence Keala at 281-9486 or 572-8151.
HGEA retirees slated to meet Thursday
An HGEA retirees meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday at the UPW Hall in Wailuku. The agenda includes election of new officers and board members, and delegate selection for the June 4-5 convention.
Certified public accountants Marilyn Niwao and John Roberts will speak on the economy and general tax issues. Niwao is an attorney and member of state Council on Revenues. Roberts is state president of the Hawaii Association of Public Accountants. They both are past members of the State Tax Review Commission.
Steve Tam, AARP Hawaii's advocacy director, will also update members on state and federal issues.
Public welcome at award celebration
Maui Economic Opportunity Inc. invites the public to the 7th annual Cesar Chavez Award Celebration from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 28 at the MEO Family Center in Wailuku.
The award celebration and luncheon will honor an individual who represents the life and achievements of the late Cesar Chavez, an activist with the United Farm Workers.
The celebration will be emceed by Maui County Council Chairwoman Gladys C. Baisa.
The cost for lunch is $12, and reservations and payment must be received by MEO no later than Friday. No payment will be accepted at the door.
To make reservations and remit payment, contact Kai Oliver at 249-2990. For more information, call Leonardo Sequeira at the Enlace Hispano program at 249-2970.
'Picnic for Poki' concert open to public
Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions invite the public to attend the ongoing "Picnic for Poki" concert series at 11 a.m. Thursday. The free performance will be on the grounds of the Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku.
The featured guest will be the Brown Ohana, which consists of brothers Sheldon and Kevin Brown, along with friend Joe Bommarito.
The Brown brothers began their musical careers early in life and became professional musicians, forming the Waiehu Sons in 1970. They perform traditional Hawaiian and slack key guitar music.
Roselani Place, Maui's assisted-living community, will provide fresh-baked cookies, coffee and water. Attendees may bring a lawn chair or mat and lunch.
Picnic for Poki is held every third Thursday of the month to continue bringing the spirit of aloha and Hawaiian music to the Maui community in honor of the late Allen "Braddah Poki" Pokipala.
The church is at 103 S. High St. For more information, call 871-7720.
Homebuyer seminar set for Saturday
Na Hale O Maui, a community land trust, will present a home-buyer seminar from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday in the J. Walter Cameron Center auditorium in Wailuku. Registration will be from 8:45 to 9 a.m.
Attendees will learn about community land trust homeownership, the basics of obtaining a mortgage and four steps to ownership of a community land trust home.
The seminar is being offered free, but seating is limited. Reservations are due by Friday. For more information, call 244-6110.
Rotary to host author of 'Thunder Road'
Stu Nichols, author of "Thunder Road, The Journey Home," will speak at the noon meeting of the Kihei Wailea Rotary Club on Wednesday at Mulligans on the Blue restaurant in Wailea.
Nichols, a carnation farmer in Kula, will talk about his difficult experience of returning to the U.S. after the Vietnam War and how during his return to Vietnam 20 years later, he received the homecoming that America had denied him.
The cost for lunch is $16, and everyone is welcome.
Roselani Place's sale slated for Saturday
Roselani Place will hold its fifth annual rummage sale from 8 a.m to noon Saturday at 88 South Papa Ave. in Kahului, next to Ala Lani Methodist Church.
There will be furniture, clothing, books, household goods, plants and craft items. Proceeds will be used to benefit the residents of Roselani Place. Donations of salable items are welcome.
Roselani Place is also looking for volunteers to sort and price items Wednesday through Friday or to help out on the day of the event. For more information, call 871-7720.
Roselani Place is a senior living community licensed to provide assisted-living services.
Tenrikyo church to host rummage sale
Tenrikyo Maui Church will hold its annual rummage sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at 649 S. Kamehameha Ave. in Kahului.
Call Kristl Ito-Lau at 227-0499 with questions or to arrange for donation drop-off.
Global Technology head to discuss school
Global Technology High School's head of school, Elaine Blasi, will be the guest speaker at the American Association of University Women's meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Waterfront Restaurant in the Ma'alaea Harbor Shops.
At 11 a.m., Blasi will discuss the new Wailuku school's four-year college preparatory science, technology, engineering, art and math program.
Global Technology High School is one of the first Montessori high schools in the nation.
For noon lunch reservations and information, contact Janet Walker at 874-9435 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Perception of space presentation topic
There are a lot of things that humans cannot see without the aid of modern technology. This is the premise of a presentation by Gary Greenberg titled "The Extraordinary Nature of Ordinary Things: How Science has Changed our Perception of Light, Space and Time."
The free presentation will be given at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Maikalani UH Institute for Astronomy Advanced Technology Research Center at 34 Ohia Ku St. in Pukalani.
Technology has allowed us to extend our perception of space by integrating microscopes and telescopes with the modern camera, according to a press release about the presentation. The extraordinary nature of ordinary objects is revealed when the universe is seen through these powerful technologies.
In the presentation, participants will see that everyday objects take on a new reality when magnified thousands of times, illuminating the hidden secrets of nature.
For more information, call 573-9500.