Sustainable living theme of workshop
A workshop "Sustainable Living in Changing Times" will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Pacific Whale Foundation's Discovery Center in Maalaea.
The free public workshop will feature representatives from Pacific Biodiesel, HNU Energy and Bokashi Earth who will discuss ways to guide Maui's transition into a "greener future," an event announcement said.
Chef Joe Birrer of Porto, the Mediterranean grill and flame-fired artisan pizza restaurant operated by the foundation, will discuss the restaurant "going local" and provide recipes that use locally produced herbs and vegetables.
The foundation also will supply materials for mixing eco-friendly home cleaning products and give away tomato and herb starts for planting.
The event observes Earth Day.
For more information, see www.pacificwhale.org.
Blood drive announced at KKHS
A blood drive by appointment will take place from 10:30 a.m to 4:15 p.m. on Monday at the King Kekaulike High School Gym.
Requirements include weighing at least 110 pounds, being in good health, and no new tattoos or piercings in the past 12 months. Seventeen year olds can donate with written parental consent.
To make an appointment, call 573-8727 or email Janina Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donors should enter through the school's gate at old Haleakala Highway.
Earth Day cleanup planned in Kaanapali
Leilani's On the Beach, Kimo's, and Hula Grill Ka'anapali are teaming up with the Hyatt Regency Maui to host an Earth Day Beach Cleanup on Monday. The community is invited to join in the effort.
Participants are invited to meet on the beach at Whaler's Village at 10 a.m. and are encouraged to bring a hat, sunscreen and a reusable water bottle. Gloves, water and trash bags will be provided. In addition, there will be lunch at noon.
"This is the perfect opportunity for the community to come together for a good cause," said Hula Grill Manager Orrin Cross. "Earth Day reminds us all to malama 'aina and to be responsible stewards of the land."
For more information, contact Hula Grill Ka'anapali at 667-6636.
Alzheimer's a topic at presentation
Lahaina Public Library will present "Sharing Life Stories of Alzheimer's and Dementia" at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
The free program for adults is being offered in conjunction with the Alzheimer's Association Advocacy Forum in Washington, D.C., from Monday to April 24.
Michael O'Brien, author of "Having Fun with Alzheimer's," will share information about the disease, as well as stories from his book.
Busaba Yip, cultural director of the Wo Hing Museum in Lahaina, will discuss the spiritual journey of caring for her husband. The 45-minute program will include a question-and-answer session.
The library is located at 680 Wharf St. For more information or assistance, call 662-3950.
Phone book recycling underway
Maui schools may be credited at phone book recycling drop off locations Thursday through May 17.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the top five schools from the following participants: Emmanuel Lutheran, Haiku Elementary, Hana, Kula Elementary, Maui High, Pomaika'i Elementary and Pukalani Elementary schools and Montessori School of Maui.
Phone books may be dropped off at Haiku Recycling Center, University of Hawaii Maui College Recycling Center, Kihei Recycling Center, Makawao Recycling Center or Aloha Recycling Center in Kahului.
Dr. Arakaki to address Kiwanis Thursday
Kiwanis Club of Maui's Dr. Les Arakaki will be guest speaker at the club's noon meeting on Thursday at Eddie and Cary's Hideaway restaurant in Kahului.
Arakaki will speak about the Employer Union Medical Trust Fund's $18.2 billion unfunded liability.
The meeting is open to the public and visitors are welcome. Lunch is $12.
For more information, contact Kathy Anderson at 357-8877.
Admission test set for St. Anthony
St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School's admission test for the 2013-14 school year is scheduled for April 27.
Testing is for students entering grades 7 through 12. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. in the library, followed by testing at 8:30 a.m. The testing fee is $10. Reservations are required.
For more information, call 244-4190 ext. 232 or send email to email@example.com to reserve a space.
Transgender author to sign memoir
Transgender author Danielle Marie Bergan will be available to meet and sign her memoir, "It's Always Okay To Be Me, A Journey to Recovering Lost Hope" from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Friends of the Library Book Store at the Queen Ka'ahumanu Shopping Center.
Car wash to benefit girls' softball
Lahaina girls' softball teams will have a car wash at First Hawaiian Bank in Lahaina from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.
The cost for this fundraiser is $5 for cars and $7 for trucks.
Social media training program announced
Maui County's Department of Housing and Human Concerns' Volunteer Center is offering a social media training for volunteer programs to kick-off National Volunteer Week, Sunday- April 27.
The workshop will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Cameron Center Auditorium. It is sponsored by the County of Maui, Network of Volunteer Leaders, Bare Feet Studios LLC, and Tri Isle Resource & Conservation Development Council, Inc.
Roxanne Darling of Bare Feet Studios will be presenting the workshop to boost organizations' volunteer programs. Darling has won numerous awards and recognition for her work in social media. Free tickets are available for Network of Volunteer Leaders members. Cost for non-members is $20 per person.
For more information about the workshop and Network of Volunteer Leaders, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 270-7150. To read more about National Volunteer Week and find volunteer opportunities visit www.handsonmaui.com.