Cat spay/neutering clinics set
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Maui is hosting spaying and neutering clinics for cats on the next four Sundays this month.
All cats, whether companion, community or feral, are welcome at the Fix-A-Cat clinics, which will be held Sunday and Sept. 15, 22 and 29. People bringing in the cats are asked to pay what they can for the spaying or neutering, said Peter Tierney of SPCA Maui.
Appointments can be made for cats to be dropped off between 8 and 10 a.m. at Salty Dog Pet Grooming Salon, 313 N. Market St. in Wailuku. The business is donating its facility for the clinics, Tierney said.
Cats dropped off in the morning can be picked up by 4 p.m. the same day, he said.
The nonprofit group also has humane traps that it will loan for free.
SPCA Maui is an all-volunteer organization with no paid staff, Tierney said.
For information or to make an appointment for the clinics, call 280-0738 or send email to email@example.com.
LHS to hold Edline meetings
Lahainaluna High School will be hosting an Edline activation seminar for parents 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Sept. 12 in the school's library.
Edline gives parents and students the ability to check grades and to communicate with teachers.
Parents who have an active account but need assistance using Edline's features are welcome to attend.
School to hold evacuation drill
Wailuku Elementary School will be conducting its annual off-site evacuation drill Friday morning.
The drill will begin at 8 a.m. and will last until about 9:30 a.m.
The school student body and staff will be walking to Wells Park, which may disrupt traffic in town, a news release about the drill said.
"We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause the residents of Maui County, but the drill is necessary to ensure that we are well prepared should a situation arise and an evacuation is needed," the news release said.
For more information, contact school Vice Principal Tracy Lui at 984-5622, ext. 229.
Rumba, waltz series offered
The nonprofit Aloha Ballroom Dance Academy is beginning its new September-October dance class series in rumba and waltz (silver level).
There will be two rumba classes, one for beginners and one for level two, occurring at the same time.
International and award-winning dance professional Rita O'Connor will lead the courses from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Kihei Community Center.
Guests are welcome. There are drop-in rates and open registration throughout the course. No partners are necessary. Teens through adults welcome.
For more information, call 879-0055 or see www.AlohaBallroom.com.
Italian club benefit at eatery
The Italian American Club of Maui will host a fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Flatbread Co. in Paia.
Customers who purchase small or large pizzas (dine-in or take-out) during the fundraiser will help support the club's scholarship fund.
Flatbread is at 89 Hana Highway.
The club's mission is to promote the Italian culture through fellowship, good food and friendship.
For more information, call Maria and Fred Rawe at 876-1964 or visit www.italianamericanclubofmaui.com.
Scout leader Kiwanis speaker
KAHULUI - Robert Nakagawa, Maui County Council Boy Scouts of America Scout executive, will be the guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Maui meeting at noon Thursday at Cary & Eddie's Hideaway restaurant.
Nakagawa will discuss the scouting program on Maui and provide an update on the improvements at Camp Maluhia.
The meeting is open to the public. Lunch costs $12.
For more information, call Kathy Anderson at 357-8877.
After-school drama class set
Lahaina Intermediate School students may take part in a free after-school drama class on select Mondays beginning Sept. 16.
The deadline to sign up is Friday. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Theatre Theatre Maui is partnering with the school to offer the program in the school cafeteria. It is open for students from 6th through 8th grade.
Classes will be from 2:10 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Sept. 16 and 23; Oct. 14, 21 and 28; Nov. 4 and 18; Dec. 2 and 9; Jan. 13 and 27; Feb. 3, 10, 24 and March 3 and 10.
Teachers will be Kristi Scott and Heidi Turner.
Students may pick up a registration form from the school office or by calling Angie Thompson at Theatre Theatre Maui at 661-1168, via cellphone at 214-7443 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
De Jesus leads Malama Maui
Malama Maui Nui, formerly known as the Community Work Day Program, has selected John P. de Jesus as its new executive director.
De Jesus is a former state Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement officer.
He replaces Rhiannon Chandler, who attending law school at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and plans to study environmental law.
For more information on the organization, visit www.malamamauinui.org or call 877-2524.