Man wins national bridge championship
Kula resident Harjiner Ajmani won the Mini-Blue Ribbon Pairs event at the North American Bridge Championship in Phoenix held Nov. 28-Dec. 8.
His partner was Suman Agarwal of Hilliard, Ohio.
More than 5,000 bridge players from around the world participated in the tournament, according to a news release.
Blood donors have chance to win trip
People who donate blood to the Blood Bank of Hawaii between Monday and Jan. 4 will have a chance to win a trip for two to Las Vegas and will receive a coupon for two double-fudge brownies from Zippy's.
Donors can schedule an appointment or check on drive information by calling (800) 372-9966 or visiting www.bbh.org. Listed below are the December blood drives on Maui. All of the drives will take place in classrooms 1 and 2 at Maui Economic Opportunity, 99 Mahalani St, Wailuku. The drives are subject to change.
* 9 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. Monday
* 7 a.m.- 1 p.m. Tuesday
* 10 a.m. -4:45 p.m. Thursday
* 7 a.m. -2:15 p.m. Friday
Blood donors must be in good health, 18 or older (17 with signed Blood Bank of Hawaii parent/legal guardian consent form), weigh 110 pounds or more and bring a valid photo ID with date of birth.
There is no purchase or donation necessary for the Las Vegas trip giveaway, which includes round-trip fares for two, a four- or five-night hotel stay, three meals daily and round-trip airport transfers. See complete contest rules at www.bbh.org.
Kiwanis club spreads Christmas cheer
The Kiwanis Club of Maui held its annual Christmas party for the Maui Economic Opportunity Head Start program at Luana Gardens on Dec. 5.
The club provides Christmas gifts, ice cream, juice and Rice Krispies snacks.
Event a benefit for scholarship program
Tickets are now on sale for the American Association of University Women's annual fundraiser whale watch, to be held 4 to 6 p.m. March 2. The whale watch raises money for the group's college scholarship program.
Check-in is at 3:15 p.m. at the Pacific Whale Foundation Store in Maalaea.
Marine naturalists will be aboard, and there will be door prizes, heavy pupu and a cash bar.
Tickets are $35 per person and may be obtained from Karen Grafe at 874-5625 or any AAUW member.
AAUW offers three scholarships a year to women who have completed two years of post-secondary education and plan to continue at the University of Hawaii Maui College. Scholarship winners in 2013 were Misti Furomoto, Natalie Edgell and Alina R. Rhoades.
* This article contains a correction from the original published on Sunday, December 22, 2013. Harjiner Ajmani of Kula was misidentified in a photo caption published on Page D2 due to information provided to The Maui News.