Vencyl to give visitor industry update
The Rotary Club of Kahului will receive an update on the status of the visitor industry from Terryl Vencl, executive director of the Maui Visitors Bureau, at its noon meeting Monday at Cafe O'Lei restaurant at the Dunes at Maui Lani.
The cost is $20 for lunch or a $5 program fee. The public is invited. Information about speakers and club service projects can be found at www.kahuluirotary.org. For more information, call club President Paul Janes-Brown at 572-8000.
'Recycle for Keiki' month begins Monday
July is Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii and Mobi PCS "Recycle for Keiki" month. It's a chance to help the families and kids staying at Hawaii's Ronald McDonald Houses while at the same time helping to clean the environment. There is also a prize drawing at the end of the month for those bringing electronics in for recycling.
The list of items eligible for recycling includes phones, PDAs, iPods, digital cameras, tablets and chargers. Items will be accepted in any condition.
The public may bring recyclable items to any of the 10 Mobi PCS stores or 35 dealers statewide. To find the nearest location, visit www.mobipcs.com/locations.
Every cent raised from the recycling will be donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii, according to an announcement.
Hospital foundation topic of presentation
Lisa Varde, executive director of the Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation, will speak at the 7:30 a.m. breakfast meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise on Wednesday.
The meeting will be at the Five Palms Restaurant at the Mana Kai Maui Resort in Kihei.
Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to supporting MMMC.
Varde has been working in fund development for 15 years and joined the Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation in January 2011.
The cost of the breakfast is $22. The public is invited. For more information, call President Patty Hemmen at 280-8372 or visit the club's website at www.kiheirotary.org.
3 students recognized for excellence
Three Maui students, Jayne and Jim Campbell of Paia and Josh Kepler of Wailuku, were recently honored at a statewide awards ceremony for academically advanced children sponsored by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.
The center honored the three students, participants in the CTY Talent Search, for their exceptional performance on test given to students in grades 2 through 8, according to an announcement.
Kepler, a student at Kihei Charter Charter School, and homeschoolers Jayne and Jim Campbell, were three of more than 40,000 students from more than 120 countries who participated in the CTY Talent Search. Because of the difficulty of the tests, their scores earned them an invitation to a CTY Awards Ceremony, where they were individually honored for their academic performance and potential. The three students also qualified academically for CTY's summer courses and online classes.
Maui Ocean Center plans beach cleanup
Volunteers are invited to participate in Maui Ocean Center's beach cleanup from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Haycraft Beach Park in Maalaea.
Workers will clean Sugar Beach and surrounding areas. Malama Maui Nui (Community Work Day) will provide gloves, trash bags, grabbers and vests. Volunteers are advised to bring sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat. Shoes are optional. The cleanup is open to everyone.
Church bazaar includes auction, games
Po'okela Church will hold its annual bazaar from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Items for sale will include household rummage, clothing, baby items, furniture, potted plants, cut flowers, and arts and crafts. A silent auction will have items available for bidding.
Food will include hamburgers, hot dogs, chili and rice, chow fun, baked goods, pickled vegetables, produce, jams, jellies and more.
Games and a free bouncing castle will be in a keiki zone at the event. Entertainment will be ongoing.
Proceeds will go to church ministries.
The event's chairwoman is Aileen Hill.
The church is at 200 Olinda Road, a quarter-mile mauka of Makawao town.
To avoid parade traffic, those going to the bazaar are advised to use Kealaloa Avenue off Makawao Avenue or to use Haleakala Highway past King Kekaulike High School and follow signs.
There is free parade parking on church grounds.
For more information, call 573-0903.
Book sale at Makawao library
Maui Friends of the Library will participate in the Makawao Town Fourth of July celebration with a book sale in front of the Makawao Public Library.
The sale on Saturday will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will offer an assortment of donated fiction, nonfiction and oversize books. All proceeds will be used to sponsor programs or purchase supplies and equipment for Maui County Public Libraries.
Each child present will be able to select a free book, while supplies last, from designated boxes of children's books. For more information visit www.mauifriendsofthelibrary.org.
Ballroom dance tickets on sale
The Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association will host a Summer Bash Dance Social in the Maui Beach Hotel's Elleair Ballroom from 6 to 9:30 p.m. July 8.
Tickets are $30 now through Friday and $40 Saturday and after. For more information and/or tickets call Lydia dela Cruz at 244-3263.
Business showcase seeks candidates
Queen Ka'ahumanu Center is accepting submissions for its annual Kids Inc. Business Showcase.
Ten kid-run businesses will be invited to set up shop in the mall's center court from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 3 to sell their products or services and keep all the earnings.
Children ages 6 to 15 may submit their small-business concepts via the Queen Ka'ahumanu Center Facebook page (facebook.com/queenkaahumanucenter). All submissions must be received by 11 p.m. July 10. Children 12 and younger will need a parent or guardian to submit their entry.
Business concepts are expected to have minimal parental involvement and can include creating something from scratch, offering a service or reselling a product purchased from a wholesaler.
Qualified submissions will be posted on Facebook and open to popular vote July 11 through 18. The 10 concepts that receive the most votes will be announced July 19, and the children who submitted them will be invited to participate in the showcase Aug. 3.
Complete program details and official contest rules can be found at facebook.com/queenkaahumanucenter on the "notes" tab.
Learn to play the didgeridoo at event
Wes (Forest) Hada, a didgeridoo performer and teacher from Maui, will conduct a free Introduction to Didgeridoo Workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Kahului Public Library.
Hada will discuss the background and history of this aboriginal Australian instrument, tell an aboriginal story, and demonstrate how to make and play the instrument.
Hada has more than 17 years of experience teaching and performing throughout Maui with bands, including Lost at Last and Jivatma, according to a news release. He will invite members of the audience to play the didgeridoo.
The Maui Friends of the Library is sponsoring the workshop. It is suitable for ages 5 and older. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
Contact the library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.
Kahului Public Library is located at 90 School St. For more information, call the library at 873-3097.