World War II history topic of presentation
Harry Green will be the guest speaker during the Rotary Club of Maui's noon meeting Thursday in the Class Act Dining Room at the University of Hawaii Maui College.
His talk, "Love Sowed in a Field of Hatred," will discuss the intersection of the lives of a Doolittle Raider, a member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the Japanese officer who led the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Smith was raised in Staten Island, N.Y., and is a 23-year resident of Kapalua. He is a lifelong student of World War II's Pacific Theater, according to a news release.
The meeting is open to the public, there is a $20 fee for the luncheon meeting. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Filmmaker to speak at Akaku event
Akaku: Maui Community Television will host Linda Booker, filmmaker of the documentary "Bringing It Home," for a free question-and-answer period from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Akaku Center, 333 Dairy Road, in Kahului.
The film tells the story of hemp's past, present and future through interviews with hemp business leaders and entrepreneurs, according to a news release. Light pupus will be served. The film is scheduled to screen at the Maui Film Festival's FirstLight at 4 p.m. Jan. 5. For more information, call Akaku at 871-5554.
Youth conservation positions available
Kupu's Hawaii Youth Conservation Corps is accepting applications for its seven-week 2014 summer Gateway Program.
Positions include team member, for ages 17 to 20, and team leader, for ages 21 and up. Participants will gain work experience and knowledge about the environment while working in some of the most beautiful ecosystems Hawaii has to offer, according to a news release. Positions are available statewide.
Members and leaders receive an educational award and a chance to earn college credits, and leaders receive a living allowance.
The deadline to apply is Feb. 28. For applications and more information, visit www.kupuhawaii.org.
Mrs. Hawai'i 2014 candidates sought
Candidates are being sought for the Mrs. Hawai'i 2014 competition, to be held in Honolulu in April. The competition will include interview, swimsuit and evening gown categories.
Mrs. Hawai'i 2014 will win $1,500 in cash in addition to other awards and prizes, which will include airfare and hotel accommodations at the pageant.
The entry deadline for the Hawaii competition is March 31.
For additional information, contact Jack James, recruitment chairman, at (808) 386-8608 or email@example.com.
KIRC is offering student internships
The Kaho'olawe Island Reserve Commission is offering internships for 60 college students of Native Hawaii descent through its Hui Kapehe Program. Students who are accepted will participate in one of KIRC's core internship programs, according to a news release.
In partnership with University of Hawaii Maui College, the Hui Kapehe Program offers work-related experience, community service learning and job-shadowing opportunities focusing on sustainability and Hawaiian culture.
Visit online at kahoolawe.hawaii.gov/huikapehe.shtml for eligibility criteria, details and application forms.
Grant supports new radio series
The Portuguese Association of Maui has received a grant-in-aid from the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and Arts for production of a radio series on the Portuguese titled "Stories of Our People."
The 26-segment series will air on KNUI-550 AM, Sunday nights at 8:30 p.m., starting Jan. 5.
"Stories of Our People" will focus on the origins of Portugal, its folk tales and legends, the Age of Discovery, immigration to Hawaii, as well as the poetry, language and music of the nation.
The $2,999 grant also includes funds for a beginning Portuguese language class, a Portuguese cuisine workshop and support for the Heritage Hall Chorale, a group that performs in both Portuguese and Spanish.