Hawaiian steel guitar gets the spotlight
Steel guitarist Gerry Valdrez will present "The History of Hawaiian Steel Guitar" from 7:30 to 8 p.m. April 12 on the Baldwin Home Museum lawn. The presentation is part of the Lahaina Restoration Foundation's "Ha'ina Hou - Let the Story Be Told" free monthly program.
Valdrez and slack key guitarist Kevin Brown will also give a musical demonstration.
Seats are limited. Low beach chairs and mats are welcome.
In addition, a candlelit tour will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Baldwin Home Museum on the corner of Front and Dickenson streets. The $7 fee includes admission to the Wo Hing Museum at 858 Front St. Children 12 and younger, accompanied by a paying adult, will be admitted free.
For more information or a schedule of upcoming events, call Lahaina Restoration Foundation at 661-3262 or visit www.lahainarestoration.org.
Lahainaluna announces parent meeting
Lahainaluna High School will hold a Parent Information Night at 6 p.m. April 11 in the Kamakau Library.
Report cards will follow the Parent Teacher Student Association's general meeting and elections. Also, speaker Johnelle Conching from 'Ike Pono Hawai'i will discuss effective communication and building better relationships between parents and their teens. This will be the last Parent Information Night of the school year.
The PTSA board announced that it is actively seeking new leadership. Nominations are open to all parents. There are nonelected positions available too. For more information, contact the PTSA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, there is still time to enter the golf tournament to be held Saturday at the Kaanapali Golf Course. Check-in is at 7a.m. Entry fees are $375 plus mulligans and hole sponsorships. Contact Title Guaranty's Lahaina Office at 661-8715 or email@example.com to sign up or obtain more information.
Sustainable biofuel agriculture topic of talk
Kelly King, vice president of Pacific Biodiesel Technologies, will speak about the potential of sustainable agriculture for biofuel on Maui during a presentation by the Sustainable Living Institute of Maui and Upcountry Sustainability from 5:30 to 7 p.m. April 8 at the University of Hawaii Maui College.
The presentation will take place in the Laulima Building, Room 105. No registration is necessary.
The presentation will examine biofuel agriculture demonstration projects on Oahu and the Big Island, as well as possibilities for Maui.
In 2006, together with Daryl Hannah and Willie and Annie Nelson, King co-founded the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance, a national nonprofit organization that is developing a certification process for sustainable biodiesel practices.
For more information, call 984-3379.
Kickoff events announced for charity walk
The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association will celebrate 35 years of giving back to the community with its annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk on May 11 at the War Memorial Soccer Field.
Last year, 2,500 walkers gathered at the War Memorial Soccer Field for a morning of exercise, camaraderie, food, prizes and entertainment. At the end of the day, a total of $613,025 was raised, aiding 84 Maui County charities.
Kickoff events are held around the island to allow participants a chance to learn more about the event and to pick up packets that include walker forms, posters, fliers, etc., that participants need to promote and collect funds for the charity walk.
This year's kickoff events will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Royal Lahaina Resort; 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Maui Beach Hotel; and 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Makena Beach & Golf Resort. Reservations are requested at either firstname.lastname@example.org or 244-8625.
Concerns about aging topic of presentation
Registered nurse Elaine Slavinsky will discuss the differences between "senior moments" and serious matters like Alzheimer's disease when she appears as a guest speaker from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Roselani Place in Kahului. It is part of the assisted living community's ongoing Aging Wisely Community Series.
Roselani Place will also host an open house, with model apartments open for viewing. Light lunch refreshments will be served.
To reserve a space or obtain more information, email email@example.com or call 871-7720. Roselani Place is located at 88 S. Papa Ave.
Health and fitness topic of presentation
"Health and Fitness Over 40" will be the topic of a presentation by Eleanor Himes at noon Wednesday when the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea meets at Mulligans on the Blue restaurant in Wailea.
The cost including lunch is $16. The public is welcome to attend.
School announces informational meeting
Kihei Baptist Chapel is partnering with Cornerstone Christian School to expand its ministries and provide a private school education in South Maui.
The school will have an informational meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Kihei Baptist Chapel, located at 1655 S. Kihei Road. There will be student presentations and a video about the school's philosophy.
Applications are being accepted for the 2013-2014 school year for kindergarten and 1st grade. The currently existing middle and high school is accepting new students in grades 6-8.
For more information, call 214-2661 or visit www.cornerstonemaui.com.