Student journalist wins scholarship
Mehanaokala Lee of Kamehameha Schools Maui is a 2013 National Journalism Education Association Journalist of the Year runner-up and the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship.
Lee submitted a 58-page portfolio that included letters of recommendation and samples of her work to the judges of this year's nationwide competition. Her school adviser is Kye Haina.
MEHANAOKALA LEE, of Kamehameha Schools Maui
Major Leaguers award scholarships
Alicia Ballesteros, Kaitlin Lopez and Isaiah Ragasa of St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School each received a $2,000 college scholarship from the Major League Baseball Players Trust during National Volunteer Week, April 21-27.
The three were among 20 high school students recognized for their dedication to community service and efforts to encourage others to get involved with causes they believe in, announced the Major League Baseball Players Trust.
Each scholarship recipient is a member of the Action Team national youth volunteer program created and administered by the Major League Baseball Players Trust and Volunteers of America.
Kula AARP Chapter to meet Monday
The regular meeting of the Kula AARP Chapter will be held Monday morning at the Kula Community Center.
The meeting will begin with refreshments at 9, followed by the business meeting at 9:30.
After the meeting, the group will play bingo, which will be followed by a potluck lunch. Anyone wishing to join the fun should bring a gift for bingo.
The meeting is open to the public, and reservations aren't necessary. Members and guests are encouraged to bring a food item for the Maui Food Bank.
For information, call Diane Logsdon at 878-3448.
'Hawaiians and Astronomers' talk set
"Hawaiians and Astronomers" will be the topic of a lecture beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Maikalani University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy Advanced Technology Research Center in Pukalani.
Paul Coleman, an institute faculty member, will offer some history about Hawaiians and astronomy.
His talk is part of the Maikalani Community Lectures series.
The research center is located at 34 Ohia Ku St. For more information, call 573-9500.
Meeting on new degree program Tuesday
The University of Hawaii Maui College will hold an information meeting on its new Degree-in-3 program at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Kaaike Building, Room 109.
The program beginning in the fall is designed to accommodate the schedules of nontraditional students by offering a combination of evening only, online and cable TV classes toward completion of an associate degree in liberal arts.
Topics to be covered include the application process, program requirements, financial aid and information about student support services.
For more information, call Linda Fujitani at 984-3226.
Classic car cruise planned for Saturday
A Memorial Day Weekend Classic Car Cruise will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Lahaina Gateway.
Maui Classic Cruisers and classic car club members from off island are invited to the show. Nonclub members may bring their cars as well.
Those joining the classic car event are requested to offer a donation, with funds raised going to Lahaina school sports teams and west side youths, a news release about the event said.
There also will be prizes for raffle-ticket donation drawings, which is part of the fundraising for west side youths.
For information or to make donations to the fundraiser, contact Patti Link of the Maui Advertising Co. at 661-3311 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Life in China to be discussed Monday
Chris Verrill, executive director of Beijing Playhouse, the largest locally produced English theater in China, will be speaking to the Rotary Club of Kahului at noon Monday at Cafe O'Lei at the Dunes at Maui Lani.
Verrill, a graduate of Maui High, will discuss "Life and Work and Charity in China." He is a member of the Rotary Club of Beijing, one of only two Rotary clubs in China, and has been living and doing business in China for eight years.
As a member of Rotary Club of Beijing, his primary mission is the founding of the first community foundation in China. Prior to joining Beijing Rotary, as a member of Rotary Club of Pacifica, near San Francisco, he has done Rotary International service projects in Pakistan, Afghanistan and India.
The public is invited. Cost for lunch is $20 or a $5 program fee.
For more information, go to the website at www.kahuluirotary.org or call club President Robert Kawahara at 244-5531.
Fundraising event for tutor project set
The Aina Nalu Wine and Silent Auction Fundraiser for the Lahaina Complex After School Tutor Project will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Aina Nalu Pavilion in Lahaina.
The event is being hosted by Lee and Barbara Potts, founders of People for Educational Equality and the owners of Aina Nalu in support of the tutoring project founded by Richard and Pat Endsley.
Tickets are $50 and include admission to the event, two glasses of wine and a commemorative glass. Pupu from a variety of local eateries will be served throughout the event. Sam Ahia will provide entertainment for the night.
The silent auction items range from fine art pieces to a dinner with Mayor Alan Arakawa. The auction items have been donated by local businesses and individuals.
The pavilion is located at 600 Wainee St.
To purchase tickets and obtain more information, go to the website, pfee.org, or call 344-5008.
Agriculture expert to speak at meeting
University of Hawaii Maui College professor Ann Emmsley, program coordinator for the college's Agriculture and Natural Resources Program, will be the featured speaker at a Rotary Club of Maui luncheon at noon Thursday.
The event costs $20 and will be held at the college's Class Act restaurant, according to an announcement.
Emmsley will discuss farming and agricultural education on Maui.
At the college, she teaches landscaping, horticulture, crop production, irrigation and pest management.
The club holds its meetings at noon Thursdays.