Protecting Olowalu reefs topic of talk
A talk titled "Operation: Olowalu Reef" will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Pacific Whale Foundation's Discovery Center at the Harbor Shops at Maalaea.
The event will look at what is being done to protect the reefs as development plans are underway in Olowalu.
The presentation will include Sarah McClane, executive director of Maui Nui Marine Resource Council, who will discuss the Maui Coral Reef Recovery Plan.
Another presenter will be John Fitzpatrick of the University of Hawaii, who will speak on his research using citizen science and GoPro cameras to evaluate coral reef health at Olowalu.
The Making Waves Lecture Series event is free and open to the public. For more information, see www.pacificwhale.org or call 249-8811, ext. 1.
Job fair for people with disabilities
Ka Lima O Maui will hold its second annual Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the MEO classrooms located at 99 Mahalani St. in Wailuku.
The theme of the job fair, in honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, is "Because We Are EQUAL to the task," according to an announcement.
The job fair is open to all people with disabilities, and there is no cost to attend. Employers such as Walmart, Starbucks, Lowe's, Kmart, Macy's, HC&S, Maui Memorial Medical Center, Hyatt Regency, Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, Old Navy, Minit Stop, Teddy's Bigger Burgers, Maui County Federal Credit Union, Habitat for Humanity, Whole Foods, Destination Resorts and The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui will be in attendance.
Ka Lima O Maui is a nonprofit organization that specializes in helping adults with disabilities with job skills training and employment services. To find out more, visit www.kalimaomaui.org or email Erin Ramirez at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 281-5717.
'Night of Delight' at Haleakala Waldorf
Haleakala Waldorf School will present its annual theatrical journey, "Night of Delight," on Saturday on the school's Kula campus. There are two show times, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
Children ages 2 to 10, may find themselves in a fairy land, on a pirate ship or in a mermaid's underwater lair in this Halloween-theme alternative to trick-or-treating.
In each realm, they will be greeted by characters who present a speech, song or play, then offer a small gift. The intent is to create a magical and wondrous experience, not a scary one, according to an announcement.
Participants are asked to wear friendly costumes and bring flashlights and their imaginations. Healthy refreshments will be available.
Admission is $10 per person.
For more information, call 878-2511 or visit www.waldorfmaui.org.
Students collecting donations for Fun Run
Wailuku Elementary School students are collecting donations for a campus Fun Run set for Nov. 27. The annual event raises funds for activities such as field trips, creative movement and enrichment classes.
Donors may request receipts, which are included in the Fun Run packets distributed to the students.
For more information, call PTSA President Christine Ortiz at 283-1626.
Strange new worlds topic of presentation
Marcelo Emilio will explain the main detection methods used to find exoplanets and describe findings during a 6:30 p.m. presentation Friday titled "A Thousand Worlds."
This free event will take place at the Maikalani UH Institute for Astronomy Advanced Technology Research Center, 34 Ohia Ku St. in Pukalani.
Scientists have confirmed the existence of 992 exoplanets in 755 planetary systems, according to a news release. Some of these planets are so different from our own that they resemble the fictional planet Tatooine from the Star Wars saga; that planet had two suns.
Emilio's talk will also cover some of his own research hunting for exoplanets. The presentation is part of the research center's ongoing Maikalani community lecture series.
Rotary clubs to raise funds to end Polio
Eight Maui Rotary clubs will join Rotary clubs around the world on Saturday in an effort to end polio.
Rotary club members and high school students will be dressed in Halloween costumes between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the entrances of Safeway in Lahaina and Kahului; at Long's Drugs in Kihei, Kahului, Wailuku and Pukalani; and inside Fernando's restaurant at the Queen Ka'ahumanu Center.
The students will hold collection jars and accept contributions to support this effort.
It is the goal of the eight Maui Rotary clubs to collect at least $400 each during this event.
Since 1985, more than 2 billion children have been immunized by Rotarians against the crippling disease, and all but three countries have been declared polio-free. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is now matching two to one Rotary's contributions up to $35 million per year, through 2018.
For further information about this effort and Rotary Clubs on Maui, contact assistant governors Joanne Laird at 757-0981 or Hugh Chare at 268-2741.
Sun Yat-sen topic of free presentation
"The Stories of Dr. Sun Yat-sen: His Vision for Universal Peace and Global Harmony," a free presentation, will be offered at Lahaina Public Library at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the children's section.
Dr. Busaba Yip, Chinese cultural liaison of the Wo Hing Museum in Lahaina, will conduct the presentation about Sun Yat-sen, known as the father of modern China.
Sun Yat-sen was a Chinese revolutionary and a Western medical doctor who began his education in Hawaii. His political ideals were grounded by three main principles: nationalism, livelihood and equality.
Following the presentation, Yip will lead a walking tour of Lahaina Chinatown on Front Street, from the library to the Wo Hing Museum. The one-hour program is suitable for ages 12 and older.
Lahaina Public Library is located at 680 Wharf St. For more information, call the library at 662-3950.
BHS Class of '67 announces reunion
The 46th reunion for the alumni of Baldwin High School's Class of 1967 will take place Monday. For detailed reunion information, call Kenui Kukaua at 572-2324, Karen Lau Hee Ogata at 385-7172 or Daryl Kaluakini Atay at 244-3528.
Halloween bash to benefit foundation
Three's Bar and Grill will host Maui AIDS Foundation's annual Halloween Bash from 8:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. There will be a costume contest with winners every hour and dancing to three disc jockeys - DJ LaRage, DJ Trvr, and DJ Kurt. Radio personality Trish Da Dish will be mistress of ceremonies.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. All ticket sales and 15 percent of food and beverage sales will be donated to the foundation.
This year's event is being dedicated to former foundation employee Rodger (Raja) Shortell, who died in September.
Tickets may be purchased at www.mauiaids.org or at the foundation office in Wailuku, 1935 Main St., Suite 101, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Book sale will support libraries
Maui Friends of the Library will celebrate National Friends of the Library week with a book sale in front of Whole Foods Market at the Maui Mall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Donated fiction and nonfiction books will be on sale, with all proceeds supporting programs and materials for Maui's public libraries.
Each child will be able to select a free book from designated boxes of children's books, while supplies last.
For more information, visit www.mauifriendsofthelibrary.org.
Volunteers sought for beach cleanup
Landshark Lager, an Anheuser-Busch brand, is teaming up with Ocean Conservancy in support of the organization's International Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday.
This year, employees from Anheuser-Busch Sales of Hawaii are volunteering to be a part of this effort to help clean Hawaii's beaches.
Volunteers are welcome to join Anheuser-Busch Maui at Sugar Beach, Maalaea, from 8:30 to 11 a.m., with lunch to follow at Beach Bums restaurant.
T-shirts will be provided to volunteers. For more information, contact Greg Cabanting at 870-7350 or email@example.com.
Maui forest birds topic of presentation
Hanna Mounce, interim project coordinator and avian conservation research facilitator for the Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project, will be the guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Maui's noon meeting Thursday at Cary and Eddie's Hideaway in Kahului.
The meeting is open to the public, and visitors are welcome. Lunch is $12.
For more information, call Kathy Anderson at 357-8877.
Halloween keiki story time Sunday
Joanne Laird, program director for the Read Aloud America Program, will present Halloween keiki story time at Whole Foods Market in Kahului at 2 p.m. Sunday.
The event will be in the market's deli area, following the Family Fun Sundays program at Maui Mall.
This 30-minute story time is geared for children ages pre-kindergarten through 2nd grade.
It will feature readings from popular Halloween-themed children's picture books.
There will be healthy snacks provided by Whole Foods Market for the keiki, and at the conclusion of the read-aloud session each child will be able to select a new book from the Read Aloud America library to take home.
Children attending this keiki story time in a Halloween costume will receive a special gift from Whole Foods Market. There will also be drawings for special prizes at the conclusion of the program. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
Olympian to share 8 winning points
The Rotary Club of Maui will host Olympian and performance coach Annette Lynch at its noon meeting Thursday in the Class Act Dining Room at the University of Hawaii Maui College. The title of her talk is "Discover and Share your Brilliance."
Lynch achieved her dreams to represent Australia at the 2000 Olympics as a beach volleyball player. After retirement from the sport and feeling like she had lost the "winner's edge," she discovered the secrets to personal power and performance, which she has translated to winning in business and life, according to an announcement.
Lynch trained as a Master Results coach and launched her own coaching business, Annetteffect. In 2010, she published her first book, "Success Beyond Sport," which teaches eight winning points for success and fulfillment, which will be shared in her talk. The cost is $20 for the lunch and meeting.
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