BHS community meeting Monday
The Baldwin High School Community Council invites students, parents, staff and the community to its meeting Monday in the multipurpose building. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a light dinner and student performances.
Attendees will meet Principal Katherine Kilborn, learn about the new Strive HI Education Program, and have the opportunity to share thoughts in preparation for the school's academic and financial plan for the 2014-15 school year.
Other topics to be covered at the meeting will include discussions about ways to prepare students for college and careers; ways to increase student success and achievement; and how BHS can partner with parents, the community and businesses to benefit students.
Reserve a spot for dinner with Shannon Alueta at 727-3230 by noon Monday.
Pukalani bus route topic of discussion
The Pukalani bus route is on the agenda of the Pukalani Community Association meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Hannibal Tavares Community Center downstairs meeting room.
The association will discuss the bus route with Maui County Council Members Stacy Crivello and Gladys Baisa, Director of Transportation JoAnne Johnson Winer and Transportation Coordinator Darren Konno. The public is invited.
Diane Lee to share communication tips
The Rotary Club of Kahului will hear from Diane Lee on "Street Smart Etiquette" during its noon meeting Monday at Cafe O'Lei at the Dunes at Maui Lani. She will share tips to polish personal presentations and interpersonal communication.
Lee's background includes a career in sales and marketing throughout the Pacific and Western United States, years of guest services training with Disney Parks & Resorts, and accreditation from the Protocol School of Washington, according to a news release.
The cost for lunch is $20, or a $5 program fee. Information about speakers and club service projects can be found at www.kahuluirotary.org. For more information, call club President Paul Janes-Brown at 572-8000.
Buddhist wisdom on the art of dying
Lama Ole Nydahl will give a lecture on his new book "Fearless Death" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the McCoy Studio Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Tickets are available at the MACC box office for $20.
Nydahl is an experienced teacher for a Tibetan Buddhist practice on conscious dying called phowa and has taught this meditation practice to more than 90,000 people, according to an announcement. "Fearless Death" offers practical advice for approaching death without fear from both an experiential and a scientific basis, the announcement said.
To find out more about Nydahl's book and his tour, visit www.fearlessdeathbook.com.
Specialized dog trainer will speak
The owner of Island K-9s and Dog Tags will be the speaker at the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise meeting on Wednesday.
Chris Radermacher will make a presentation at the breakfast meeting at 7:30 at the Five Palms Restaurant at the Mana Kai Maui Resort in Kihei.
Radermacher specializes in training and handling of explosive-detecting and drug-detecting dogs.
He has assisted with K-9 training for the FBI in Los Angeles and various other agencies.
Radermacher will share information and answer questions from the audience. He will also explain his new Dog Tags program for veterans.
The cost of the breakfast is $22. The public is invited. For more information, call President Christine Pawliuk at 292-2242 or visit the club's website at www.kiheirotary.org.
Mortuary to host support group
Nakamura Mortuary invites anyone who has experienced a loss to attend its bereavement support group meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at 1218 Lower Main St. in Wailuku. Meetings take place the third Thursday of the month.
Community meeting set at Kula school
The Kula Elementary School Community Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the school's cafeteria.
The Parent Teacher Association and 50th celebration committees also are to attend. All are welcome.
Hawaiian Ensemble to perform in Lahaina
The Kamehameha Schools Maui Hawaiian Ensemble will be showcased at this month's Hawaiian Music Series from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday on the Baldwin Home lawn in Lahaina.
The ensemble share their Hawaiian culture through hula, mele and oli. Students learn an extensive repertoire of Hawaiian songs, dance and chant. They have performed at various venues on Maui and Oahu and in New Zealand and Tahiti.
The free concert is presented by The Lahaina Restoration Foundation. Chairs are limited, and blankets, mats, and low beach chairs are welcome. The Baldwin Home Museum is located in the heart of Lahaina, on the corner of Front and Dickenson streets.