Joseph Souki to speak at Kiwanis meeting
Speaker of the House Joseph M. Souki will be guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Maui's noon meeting on Thursday at Cary & Eddy's Hideaway Restaurant & Lounge in Kahului.
Souki will discuss the issues and work of the 2013 state legislative session.
The meeting is open to the public, and visitors are welcome. Lunch is $12.
For more information, contact Kathy Anderson at 357-8877.
Sale will benefit Maui Aids Foundation
The Maui Aids Foundation will have a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 7 at 807 Kupulau Drive in Kihei.
Donations of items are being accepted through Sept. 6. Call 283-1090 to schedule delivery of items.
In addition to the garage sale, there will be baked goods available for purchase and entertainment throughout the day. All unsold items will be donated to Women Helping Women.
Money raised from the garage sale will support programs offered by Maui AIDS Foundation including, case management, prevention and education, and housing.
The mission of Maui AIDS Foundation is to enhance the quality of life for those living with HIV/AIDS; to stop the spread of HIV infection; and to advocate for improved HIV/AIDS services.
Life in Thailand topic of presentation
The Rotary Club of Maui will host Steve Freid, host of talk show "Life on Maui," as guest speaker at its noon meeting Sept. 5 in the Class Act Dining Room at the University of Hawaii Maui College.
"From Life on Maui . . . to Life on Thailand - Temples, Food, and Dentistry," will be Freid's topic.
Freid fulfilled a life dream by moving to Maui and hosting and producing his popular TV talk show for the past eight years. He recently lived in Thailand for six months in a village outside of Chaing Mai. Freid will share interesting facts about medical tourism in Thailand.
Maikalani community lecture on Friday
The Maikalani Community Lectures series continues this month with a presentation by Skip Williams titled "AMOS: The Air Force Maui Optical and Supercomputing Site" at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Maikalani UH Institute for Astronomy Advanced Technology Research Center in Pukalani.
As part of the Directed Energy Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory, AMOS provides state-of-the-art capabilities in the areas of space surveillance, imaging systems, active illumination, and high-performance computing. Williams is AMOS' chief engineer.
The presentation is free. The research center is at 34 Ohia Ku St. For more information, call 573-9500.
Visitors bureau head to address Rotarians
Terryl Vencl, executive director of the Maui Visitor's Bureau, will be the featured speaker at the noon luncheon meeting of the Rotary Club of Lahaina on Thursday at the Royal Ocean Terrace restaurant in the Royal Lahaina Resort in Kaanapali. The public is invited. For more information, call President Art Ortiz at 344-3010.
Meeting set for Kihei Charter School
The Kihei Charter School Governance Board of Education will meet Sept. 4 at the middle school, 41 E. Lipoa St., Unit 29, in Kihei. Public testimony will begin at 4 p.m. For more information, call 875-0700.
Feline spay/neuter services available
Ninth Life Hawaii is holding monthly feline spay/neuter clinics. Volunteers pick up cats at designated points on Maui and bring them to the sanctuary for surgery in a fully equipped surgery room. Animals are returned later the same day to the pickup locations. A minimum $35 donation is requested, however the service is always free in cases of hardship. For more information, call 573-3365 and follow the instructions or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org for a surgical consent form.
To date, 9th Life Hawaii has sterilized more than 5,620 cats, which equates to tens of thousands of cats that won't be born. Its clinics are open to all cats. Pregnant cats will not be sterilized.