Nutrition expert to speak at UH-MC
Graeme Sait, CEO of Australia's Nutri-Tech Solutions, will give a presentation titled "The Power of the Soil" from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday in the Pilina Building's Multi-Purpose Room on the University of Hawaii Maui College campus.
Sait will discuss multiple aspects of soil and human and planetary health, including numerous health tips and strategies.
GRAEME SAIT, to give presentation
Sait is an Australian leader in biological farming and high-production fertility, according to an announcement. He is the author of more than 200 articles and the book "Nutrition Rules!"
Upcountry Sustainability, the Community College Career and Technical Training Grant Project, the Office of Continuing Education and Training, and the New Farmers Network of the UHMC Agriculture Department are hosting the presentation.
This event is free and open to the public. Farmers, gardeners and those interested in a happy, healthy and extended life are encouraged to attend, the announcement said. For more information, call 573-9260.
Celebration for marine managed area
July marks the four-year anniversary of the Kahekili Herbivore Fisheries Management Area, a first-of-its-kind marine managed area located in North Ka'anapali. To celebrate this area and the coral reefs it aims to protect, a birthday bash is planned for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 28 at Kahekili Beach Park.
The family-friendly event will feature a complimentary barbecue, a ridge-to-reef-themed culinary contest, a seaweed-eating competition, a reef snorkel tour with ocean experts, a fish count, water quality sampling and a savvy shopper relay race. Prizes include accommodation stays and meals at Ka'anapali Beach Hotel; The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua; the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa; and the Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas.
For more information, call Liz Foote at 283-1631.
Health care reform topic of presentation
The Rotary Club of Kahului will hear from James Shigeo Dixon, general counsel for Hawaii Health Connector, and Bonnie Pang, benefit consultant of Atlas Insurance Agency, during its noon meeting Monday at Cafe O'Lei at the Dunes at Maui Lani.
Dixon will talk about Hawaii Health Connector, which serves as Hawaii's state-based affordable health insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act.
Pang will provide a health care reform update.
The public is invited. The cost for lunch is $20, 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 Paul Janes-Brown at 572-8000.
Free screening of 'Dinosaur' at library
A free screening of Walt Disney Pictures' "Dinosaur" will be presented during Kihei Public Library's movie night event at 6 Tuesday in the children's area.
"Dinosaur" is the first computer-animated film in the "Walt Disney Animated Classics" series. It focuses on the journey of an iguanodon who is raised from the egg by a clan of lemurs and eventually reunited with his own kind.
This family-oriented movie is rated PG. Free popcorn and refreshments will be provided by the Kay A. Edwards Memorial Fund.
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.
The library is located at 35 Waimahaihai St. For more information, call the library at 875-6833.
Rotarians to man School Supplies Drive
Starting Saturday, the Rotary Clubs on Maui will spend weekends at the entrances to a number of stores to collect school supplies for the children of Maui.
As patrons enter, Rotarians will hand them a school supply list of items needed by island keiki and teachers. Store patrons may purchase any of the items or make a donation for such purchases.
Once collected, the Rotary members will divide and deliver the collected supplies and funds to community programs that help children in need and to individual schools on Maui.
This is the seventh year that a School Supplies Drive has been sponsored by Maui Rotarians.
Listed below are the dates and locations for the School Supplies Drive. Most drives will operate during the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.:
* Saturday: Longs and Walgreens in Lahaina
* July 28: Walmart
* Aug. 3: Longs in Kihei, Wailuku, Pukalani and Kahului
* Aug. 4: Longs in Pukalani and Kihei
* Aug. 10: Office Max in Kahului
Investment fraud topic of talk
Russell K. Subiono, public outreach coordinator for the Hawaii Better Business Bureau, will speak about investment fraud at the 7:30 a.m breakfast meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise on Wednesday. The meeting will take place at the Five Palms Restaurant at the Mana Kai Maui Resort in Kihei.
In his presentation, titled "Tricks of the Trade: Outsmarting Investment Fraud," Subiono will explain investment fraud risk factors and how to verify investment products and brokers. He will also talk about how to seek help in the event of investment fraud.
The cost of the breakfast is $22. The public is invited.
For more information, call President Christine Pawliuk at 292-2242 or see the club's website at www.kiheirotary.org.
Rummage items to benefit school
Baldwin High School's Class of 1988 is accepting items for a rummage sale to be held next month.
Clothing and other items may be dropped off at Araki-Regan & Associates, 1823 Wells St., Suite 2A, in Wailuku.
All money received from the rummage sale will be donated to Baldwin High School in celebration of its 75th anniversary. Funds will be used to purchase lockers and benches.
For more information, call 280-1299.
Kindergarten camp at Wailuku school
Wailuku Elementary School is inviting all of its incoming kindergartners and their parents/guardians to Kindergarten Camp from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday.
The purpose of the camp is to promote school readiness and give the students and their families a chance to meet other students.
Activities will include a bouncing castle, Germ City, story time for students while families talk with school personnel, a school tour and playground time.
Cookies and juice will be available at the end of the event.
From noon to 1:30 p.m. on the same day, the school invites all new incoming 1st- through 5th-graders for an orientation.
This event is meant to give new students and their families a chance to get familiar with the campus, find out information about the school and have any questions answered.
For more information, call the school office at 984-5622.
Makawao School to accept payments
Parents and guardians of Makawao School students will be able to purchase school uniforms and planners, make lunch account deposits, make bus payments, and sign up for the A-Plus after-school program from 8 a.m. to noon July 31.
Makawao School will accept cash only for all payments.
New or transferring students should register before the first day of school, Aug. 5. Parents or guardians must have an original birth certificate, proof of residency, health records, and if the student is transferring, the child's release form from the previous school.
On the first day of school, parent parking will be available on the school playground from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. The entrance to the playground will be from Ukiu Road.
The school office is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. For more information, call 573-8770.
Club raises funds for school supplies
Slammed Society car and truck club hosted a school supply car run and picnic July 14. The club teamed with Good Shepherd Episcopal Church to raise money for Maui's less-fortunate keiki. With more than 40 custom vehicles and lots of people, the "Cruise for the Cause" school supply drive raised more than $800, according to an announcement.
Investor protection topic of talk
The Hawaii state Department of Consumer Affairs and Commerce's Theresa Kong Kee will speak at the potluck supper meeting of the Italian American Social Club at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday in the St. Theresa Church Hall in Kihei.
Kong Kee will discuss investor protection tips, ways to avoid securities fraud, and where to report investment scams and schemes.
The public is invited to attend. For further information, email Don Tedesco at email@example.com.
School announces registration makeup
Iao School students who are enrolled in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades and missed registration day can register from Monday through Friday, between 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the school's main office.
Makeup times for school ID picture taking are from 10 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, July 30 and Aug. 1.
Students are encouraged to get their picture taken on these days to receive their I.D (also meal card) on the first day of school.
The school will accept only cash for mandatory school fees, physical education uniforms, meal deposits, 8th-grade basic practical arts and bus transportation. Fees for band uniforms and supplies will be collected by the teacher during the first week of school.
Automatic T-Shirt Printing Co. will be available to take school T-shirt orders Tuesday and Thursday, in Room J-204 from 10 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m.
Parents who already placed an order on registration day can pick up their T-shirts from 10 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. Aug. 1 For more information, call Automatic T-Shirt Printing Co. at 877-4478.