Healthy aging topic of coffee hour
Kaunoa West Maui Senior Services will host a coffee hour on healthy aging at 10 a.m. Thursday at its facility in Lahaina. Presenter Faith Gianan will explore myths on aging, creative ways to keep active, and Alzheimer's disease and prevention.
Gianan is the memory care coordinator at Roselani Place Assisted Living Community in Kahului. She has managed the Alzheimer's unit there for the past four years. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in gerontology from the University of Southern California and has more than 10 years of experience in the aging field.
There will be a $2 suggested donation at the door. Kaunoa West Maui is located at 788 Pauoa St. For more information, contact Kaunoa West Maui at 661-9432 or Gianan at 871-7720.
Food classes for beekeepers, others
Two food safety classes are being offered as part of the legal requirements for small-scale beekeepers to sell their products under recently enacted state legislation. Both classes include a test for certification. In addition to beekeepers, anyone needing a food safety certification is invited to attend:
* John Nakashima, state Department of Health food safety consultant and educator, will conduct a two-day Food Safety Certification class from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 5 and from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Lokahi Pacific Center on Market Street in Wailuku. To register call (808) 933-0931, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Edventure at Maui College will offer a ServSafe Certification class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 12 and 19. This course is geared toward the food and beverage industry but will qualify for the beekeepers' food safety certification. To register and find out more, call Edventure at 983-3231.
'Trash to Treasures' at rummage sale
Iao United Church of Christ will have a "Trash to Treasures" rummage sale from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. In addition to rummage items, there will be food and festivities, according to a news release. The church is located at 2371 W. Vineyard St. in Wailuku.
Accounting class for nonprofits
John D. Carbonaro, a certified public accountant with Carbonaro DeMichele CPAs, will teach a two-day class titled "Nonprofit Grant Accounting, to PASS any Audit!" from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 13 and 14 at the Maui Beach Hotel.
The class is designed for accountants and bookkeepers. Carbonaro will share 26 years of nonprofit expertise. The training includes a course book, take home templates, lunch and refreshments.
The cost is $350 for both days or $195 for the first day, an overview for executive directors and treasurers.
To register visit www.carbocpa.com or call 242-5002.
Shopping event to benefit preschool
Macy's will partner with Iao Preschool to invite customers to participate in Macy's seventh annual Shop for a Cause charity shopping event.
Macy's 2013 Shop for a Cause will take place Aug. 24. Customers can purchase tickets now from Iao Preschool families or staff or at the preschool, located at 2371 W. Vineyard St. in Wailuku.
Macy's Shop for a Cause has helped raise more than $42 million for charities across the country since 2006, according to a news release.
Macy's has provided the preschool with shopping passes to sell for $5 each. The organization will keep 100 percent of every ticket it sells.
For more information about Macy's Shop for a Cause event, visit macys.com/shopforacause.
Delos Santos an All-American Scholar
Trixia Anne B. Delos Santos of Kahului has been named an All-American Scholar by the United States Achievement Academy.
All-American Scholars must earn a 3.3 or higher grade-point average, and only scholars selected by a school instructor, counselor or other qualified sponsor are accepted.
Delos Santos attends Maui Waena Intermediate School. She was nominated for the honor by George A. Stevens, founder of the the United States Achievement Academy. Her name will appear in the All-American Scholar Yearbook, which is published nationally.
Delos Santos is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Delos Santos of Kahului.
Energy in Hawaii topic of presentation
The Rotary Club of Maui will host Sam Millington, CEO of Pacific Biodiesel Technologies, as guest speaker at its noon meeting Thursday in the Class Act Dining Room at the University of Hawaii Maui College. Millington will speak on "Self-Sustaining Energy in the Islands."
Millington moved to Hawaii in the mid-1990s and has served on numerous boards, commissions and task forces, including those of the J. Walter Cameron Center, the Maui United Way, the Maui Non-Profit Directors Association and the Maui Police Commission.
Most recently, Millington served as a Franklin Fellow for the U.S. Department of State, where he helped build public-private partnerships to support U.S. foreign policy interests, according to a news release.
The meeting is open to the public. The luncheon cost is $20 per person.
School announces parent orientation
Kahului Elementary School will hold kindergarten parent orientation at 8:30 a.m. Friday in the school cafeteria. Classroom visits will start at 9:30 a.m.
Grades 1-5 will start school Aug. 5.
Wailuku Hongwanji plans obon event
Wailuku Hongwanji will hold its annual obon event Friday and Saturday.
On each evening, the program will begin with a service starting at 6:45 p.m. The service is intended to respect those members of Wailuku Hongwanji who have died over the last year. The Rev. Sol Kalu, resident minister of Makawao Hongwanji, will be the guest speaker delivering the sermon at the services.
The bon dance will begin at 8 p.m. In addition to the festive and colorful dancing, there will be food items for sale prepared by Cub Scout Pack 40, Boy Scout Troop 40 and the Wailuku Hongwanji Judo Club.
Games for children will be offered by the Dharma School. Those interested in visiting Wailuku Hongwanji's historic temple during the evening may tour it.
For more information, contact the Rev. Shinkai Murakami, Wailuku Hongwanji's resident minister, at 244-0406.
'Being With Dying' topic of gathering
Doorway Into Light, a nonprofit organization on Maui in the fields of end-of-life care and after-death care, continues its open gatherings the first Monday of each month. Now in its seventh year, the next meeting of "Being With Dying" will be held at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Temple of Peace, 575 Haiku Road in Haiku.
The gathering is for people who are dying, people who are grieving, people who work in these fields, and all those who wish to explore their own approaching death.
For more information, call Bodhi Be at 573-8334.
Craft and food fair seeks vendors
Vendors who wish to participate in the Wailuku Hongwanji Mission's annual Autumn Craft & Food Fair are urged to sign up now. The 4 1/2-hour fundraiser is scheduled from 7:30 to noon Oct. 19. It is coordinated by the Wailuku Hongwanji Buddhist Women's Association.
Christmas gift items such as woodwork, jewelry, ornaments, T-shirts and children's clothing are usually displayed. Food is a major attraction, and there will be bento lunches, nishime, baked goods and fresh vegetables.
For more information, call Stella Kuwae at 244-9036.