AARP official to speak at meeting
Jackie Boland, community outreach director with the AARP state staff, will present information about the Affordable Care Act and how it affects Hawaii families at the regular meeting of the Kula AARP Chapter on Monday at the Kula Community Center.
The meeting will begin with refreshments at 9 a.m., followed by the program at 9:30 a.m. After a brief business meeting, there will be a potluck luncheon.
Boland will also discuss what the National AARP organization is working on in health and long- term care, livable communities and retirement security.
The meeting is open to the public. No reservations are necessary. Guests are welcome to participate in the potluck lunch. Members and guests are also encouraged to bring food for the Maui Food Bank.
For information, call Diane Logsdon at 878-3448.
Bullying topic of free presentation
"How to Overcome Bullying," a free presentation by author Adam Cafege, will be offered at Makawao Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the adult reading section.
Cafege will present positive strategies for dealing with bullying and read from his new book "Of Petals and Hope: Sonny Sunflower Triumphs Over Bullying."
This full-color children's book, written with visual artist Marconi Calindas, tells the story of Sonny Sunflower, who is being bullied for being a different kind of flower.
Through the friendship and support of a few flowers, and his own innate strength of character, Sonny realizes his dream of being loved and accepted for who he is.
The authors chose this subject because they want people to know that it is OK to be different, according to an announcement.
This one-hour program is suitable for ages 8 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.
Makawao Public Library is located at 1159 Makawao Ave. For more information, call the library at 573-8785.
Managing weeds a subject at meeting
Weed identification and management will be one of the topics presented at the Maui Association of Landscape Professionals meeting Tuesday in the Community Services Building at the University of Hawaii Maui College.
Stephen Kimball of Bayer will be the featured speaker at 7 p.m., following an update on the East Maui Ridge and Reef Initiative (West Maui Kumuwai) at 6:30 p.m. by Tova Callender.
In addition to weed identification, Kimball describe how to calculate the proper formulations of herbicides.
Kimball has degrees in chemistry and biology as well as master's degrees in business administration and project management. He has been the Bayer sales manager for Hawaii for the past 11 years.
The public is welcome. For more information, call 268-6927.
Speakers sought for TEDxYouth
TEDxYouth@SeaburyHall is looking for Maui student speakers ages 12 to 18 for its inaugural event April 6 in Seabury Hall's A'ali'ikuhonua Creative Arts Center.
The event's theme is "Imagining a Better Tomorrow." Students can share a new scientific finding, tell an inspiring story or discuss an idea worth spreading.
The goal is to empower Maui youth, according to an announcement.
The deadline for speaker application forms is Oct. 31.
S. Korean official to speak Wednesday
Kim Chin Sol, international coordinator in the Policy Planning Department of the Goyang municipal government of South Korea, will speak 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.
Through his employment with the municipal government, Sol has become knowledgeable about the characteristics of Korean leisure travelers to foreign destinations, according to an announcement. Goyang is one of Maui County's sister cities.
The cost of the breakfast is $22. The public is invited. For more information call President Christine Pawliuk at 292-2242 or visit www.kiheirotary.org.
Caring for elders topic of workshop
Caring for elders who live at home is the topic of at Eden at Home workshop from 8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Nov. 2 at Kaunoa Senior Center.
A team of three Eden at Home associates will conduct the workshop.
A $10 registration fee will cover the costs of shipping the workshop manual from New York, a light lunch and refreshments. Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m. the day of the workshop.
Dr. Michael Cheang of the University of Hawaii at Manoa's Department of Family & Consumer Sciences will assist with the workshop.
The deadline to reserve a seat is Oct. 29. For more information, call Makawao Hongwanji, 572-7229.
Dental assisting program orientation
University of Hawaii Maui College's Dental Assisting Program will hold a general orientation meeting for prospective students at 4 p.m. Thursday at Maui Oral Health Center in Wailuku.
The accredited two-semester program provides students with the skills needed to work in the dental profession, according to an announcement. Students are taught in the classroom while receiving hands-on clinical training at the Maui Oral Health Center and at private-practice dental offices on Maui.
For more information or to reserve a seat, call 984-3250.
Rotary club will meet Wednesday
Stephen Strode, with United Self Help, will be guest speaker at the noon meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea on Wednesday.
The meeting will take place at Mulligans on the Blue. The cost for lunch is $16.
The public is welcome.