Monsanto official will address Kiwanis
Carol Reimann, community and government affairs manager at Monsanto Hawaii, will be the guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Maui noon meeting Thursday at Carey and Eddie's Hideaway restaurant in Kahului.
She will be speaking about the pros and cons of genetically modified organisms, according to an announcement.
The meeting is open to the public. Lunch is $12 and is required for admittance.
For more information, contact Kathy Anderson at 357-8877.
Health fair for homeless at Salvation Army
The University of Hawaii Maui College, The Ho'omoana Foundation and The Salvation Army will conduct the Patrick Foyle Annual Health Fair for the Homeless from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Salvation Army, 45 West Kamehameha Ave., Kahului.
The Health Fair will offer free health information and screenings.
There will be door prizes and free lunch will be served.
For more information, call 984-3454.
Hawaiian musician to appear at event
Singer, composer and scholar Kainani Kahaunaele will appear at the University of Hawaii Maui College at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the student lounge on the second floor of the Pilina Building. After a private mentoring session with Institute of Hawaiian Music students, Kahaunaele will talk about her life in music, how she juggles a busy career as an academic with her musical activities and raising a family. She will also perform songs from her two Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning CDs, "Na'u 'Oe" and " 'Ohai 'Ula."
This free event is open to the public. Reservations are not required, but seating is limited.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 984-3622 or go to maui.hawaii.edu/ihm.
Solar physics topic of free presentation
"What Makes the Sun Shine? An introduction to Solar Physics" is the title of a free presentation by J.D. Armstrong, which will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Maikalani UH Institute for Astronomy Advanced Technology Research Center in Pukalani as part of the ongoing Maikalani Community Lectures program.
Attendees will follow the travels of a photon from where it is generated in the core of the sun until it reaches Earth, according to a news release.
The research center is located at 34 Ohia Ku St.
For more information, call 573-9500.
Maui Prep will host annual Turkey Run
Maui Preparatory Academy will host the 4th annual Turkey Run on the Napili campus at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.
The 1.25 mile fun run is open to all island students in 4th through 8th grades. The top male and female in each division will receive a turkey.
Participants must bring two canned goods to donate to the Maui Food Bank, along with a waiver with a parent signature.
Students can register the day of the event at 3 p.m. or email Keenan Reader at email@example.com for a registration form or for more information.
Thanksgiving theme for keiki story time
Joanne Laird, program director for the Read Aloud America program, will present Thanksgiving keiki story time at 2 p.m. Sunday at Whole Foods Market in Kahului.
The event will be held in the deli area following the Family Fun Sundays program at Maui Mall.
This 30-minute reading is geared for children pre-kindergarten through 2nd grade and will feature popular Thanksgiving-themed children's picture books.
There will be healthy snacks provided by Whole Foods Market. At the conclusion of the read-aloud session, each child will be able to select a brand new book from the Read Aloud America library to take home. There will also be drawings for prizes at the conclusion of the program. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
Great American Smokeout at UH-MC
The Maui Coalition for A Tobacco-Free Hawaii will be celebrating the Great American Smokeout on the University of Hawaii Maui College campus Thursday.
There will be a health fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside the Pa'ina Building. A campus cleanup will follow from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. with Maui Economic Opportunity youth. Volunteers will meet outside the Pa'ina Building.
Festivities will end with a screening of the documentary "Addiction Incorporated," which exposes big tobacco companies and the effects of nicotine, according to a news release.
The film will be shown at 4 p.m. in the Pilina Building's student lounge.
Vendor space available for craft fair
The 'Tis The Season For Holiday Giving Craft Fair will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 7 at Maui Beach Hotel in Kahului.
People who bring an unwrapped gift valued at $10 will receive a $5 coupon, according to an announcement.
A limited number of vendor spaces are available for $60.
Admission to the craft fair is free, and there will be door prizes.
Organizer Cheryl Padaken said that partial proceeds from the craft fair will go to a breakfast for the homeless at Kalama Park in Kihei.
For more information, call 446-4466.