Dogs to compete at AKC show in Kihei
The Valley Isle Kennel Club of Maui will hold its annual AKC dog show Saturday and Sunday in the Kihei School playground. Competition will take place daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The event is free to the public. Only dogs entered in the competition will be allowed on the show grounds.
More than 100 entries will be competing for the Best in Show title.
'Cosmic snowballs' topic of presentation
The Maikalani UH Institute for Astronomy Advanced Technology Research Center in Pukalani will present a free program at 6:30 p.m. Friday titled "Cosmic Snowballs." It is part of the center's ongoing Maikalani Community Lecture series.
Karen Meech of the NASA Astrobiology Institute at the University of Hawaii will talk about how comets may have played a role in making Earth suitable for life and how to view these celestial bodies this fall.
The center is located at 34 Ohia Ku. St. For more information, call James Armstrong at 573-9500.
AVID Fest set at KKHS Saturday
AVID Fest, a college tour fundraiser for the King Kekaulike High School Advancement Via Individual Determination program, will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the KKHS cafeteria and quad.
Items for sale include rummage (clothing for all ages, household goods, books and toys), fresh plants and produce, baked goods, shave ice and other food items. There also will be a jumping castle and games for children. College-bound AVID students will be going on a weeklong tour of schools in California in June 2014. For more information or to make a donation, call 573-8710, ext. 2003.
Rotary Club announces pau hana event
The Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise will host a pau hana get-together from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Three's Bar and Grill in Kihei, in lieu of the regular Wednesday morning breakfast meeting. All interested business professionals are invited to attend and meet members of the club.
"This is a great opportunity to network and get to know Rotary members in an informal and relaxed setting," said Patty Hemmen, club president. "We look forward to meeting new business leaders and sharing networking opportunities."
Food and beverage prices are reduced during this pau hana time. For further information, contact Hemmen at 280-8372 or see the club's website at www.kiheirotary.org.
Unifying businesses topic of meeting
Larry E. Roussel, founder and chief executive officer of the Hawaii Merchants Association, will speak at the Rotary Club of Kahului's noon meeting Monday at Cafe O'Lei at the Dunes at Maui Lani.
Roussel will speak about his nonprofit organization's mission to unify Hawaii businesses by using networking, personal training and development.
The public is invited. The cost is $20 including lunch or a $5 program fee. Information about speakers and club service projects can be found at www.kahuluirotary.org. For more information, call club President Robert Kawahara at 244-5531.
Beach cleanup part of paddling event
A beach cleanup will be held at Baldwin Beach starting at 9 a.m. Saturday. The event kicks off Butterfly Effect Maui 2013 - a day of events that includes an annual noncompetitive downwind paddle for women. Women will stand-up paddle, paddle board, canoe and kayak from Baldwin Beach to Kanaha Beach.
The event's mission is to empower women through sports, health and fitness and to give back to local charities.
People can register for the event and/or beach cleanup online at www.betheeffect.com.
The entry fee is $40. Visit www.betheeffect.com for complete event details.
Business structure topic of presentation
Attorney Maria Sullivan will discuss how to form a business from 10 a.m to noon Tuesday at the Kuha'o Business Center on Molokai. Call 553-8100 to reserve a seat. Seating is limited.
'He-Man Competition' features tools
Slim's Power Tools will present its 20th annual He-Man Competition from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Kahului store, located at 142 Kalepa Place.
Male and female contestants will compete, demonstrating the accuracy, convenience and speed that power tools provide. During the preliminary rounds, each contestant will use hand tools in a series of four events.
The fastest four contestants will move on to the final round.
Modeled after lumberjack competitions, the He-Man Competition continues to increase in popularity every year, according to organizers.
The public is invited to watch this free event at the store beginning with the preliminary rounds at 10:30 a.m., a half-time show at 1 p.m. and the final round at 1:30 p.m.
Land trust director to address Rotary
Edward "Ted" Clement Jr., executive director of the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust, will be the featured guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Maui's noon luncheon Thursday at the Class Act Restaurant at the University of Hawaii Maui College.
The luncheon costs $20.
The trust is a nonprofit organization that works with private landowners, community groups, government and others to conserve Hawaii's natural places. Clement was recently appointed executive director. He has worked and studied conservation for more than 25 years. He was previously executive director of the Aquidneck Land Trust in Rhode Island.