Dementia topic of caregiver workshop
Maui Adult Day Care Centers & Maui County Office on Aging will present a free workshop titled "Understanding Dementia Behaviors" from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Lahaina Hongwanji Mission, 551 Wainee St.
Kathleen Couch, program coordinator for Maui Adult Day Care Centers, will discuss early, middle and late-stage dementia, tips and techniques for dealing with dementia behaviors and caregiver survival.
Mike O'Brien, author of "Fun with Alzheimer's," will share experiences as a caregiver.
Certificate of attendance will be available for professionals. Day care service can be arranged for adults during the workshop by calling 871-5804 in advance.
This workshop is open to the public. No reservations are needed to attend. For more information, call Couch at 871-5804.
Open houses are planned at school
Emmanuel Lutheran School in Kahului will host open houses for parents to learn more about the school.
Open house dates are as follows: Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon for grades 1-8; March 6 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for kindergarten; and March 13 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for grades 6-8.
The school will also host drop-in open houses March 11 and 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Call the school at 873-6334 or visit els-maui.org to register.
Kiwanis will host guest speaker
Beth Ivey, president of Maui Friends of the Library, will be guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Maui's noon meeting Thursday at Cary and Eddie's Hideaway in Kahului.
Ivey will speak about the Friends' all-volunteer bookstore operation both at the Queen Ka'ahumanu Center and the old school building in Puunene, and the renovation of the Lahaina Public Library with help of the Rotary club. She will also solicit volunteers for the group.
The meeting is open to the public, and visitors are welcome. Lunch is $12.
For more information, call Kathy Anderson at 357-8877.
Workshop to focus on social media
"Maximizing Social Media in Your Digital Marketing Plan" is the title of a workshop that will be presented by Peter Liu from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Malcolm Center, 1305 Holopono St., Suite 5, in Kihei.
Liu is a social media strategist based on Maui with more than 30 years of experience in the computer industry, according to a news release.
Seating for the workshop is limited to 30 people. Lunch is included with the $65 workshop fee.
Laptops are welcome but not required as part of the workshop.
The workshop is being sponsored by the Maui Economic Development Board. For more information, or to register, visit hightechmaui.com or call Sandy Ryan at 875-2318.
Children's event at Makawao museum
The Makawao History Museum will hold a children's event to celebrate Chinese New Year.
There will be tables set up with art projects, and everyone is welcome to enjoy the exhibits at the museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Activities will take place throughout the day.
The museum is on Makawao Avenue across from the Makawao Public Library.
Rotary club will host guest speaker
The Rotary Club of Maui will host Steve Rose as its guest speaker during the club's noon meeting Thursday in the Class Act Dining Room at the University of Hawaii Maui College. His topic will be "Fileting Watermelon."
Rose works as a consultant in Honolulu and Texas.
The meeting is open to the public. The fee for lunch and the meeting is $20. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rummage sale at Kansha Preschool
Kansha Preschool will have a rummage sale from 8 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday in the courtyard of the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center in Wailuku.
The preschool is housed in the center, located at Go For Broke Place, next door to Lifestyle Maui. Items for sale include clothing, housewares, toys, books and more. For more information, email email@example.com.
The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center Education Center will also have special Saturday hours from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. so that rummage sale shoppers can view photos, memorabilia, banners and more that tell the story of the nisei veterans.
The Education Center is located beneath the pavilion. There is no admission fee. The Education Center's normal hours are from noon to 4 p.m. weekdays, except holidays.
Volunteer drivers recognized at event
On Jan. 25, Na Hoaloha-Neighbors Helping Neighbors volunteers were honored by Mokulele Airlines and U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono as part of their annual Volunteer Recognition Event that took place at the Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu.
Yuki Lei Sugimura, representing both Dave Berry, vice president and chief operating officer of Mokulele Airlines, and Hirono's office, presented the Aloha Cruisers Awards, which came with round-trip air vouchers and congressional certificates of appreciation for 10 volunteer drivers who "went the extra mile" in 2013 by each providing between 1,500 and 4,500 miles of assisted transportation for Maui's homebound elders.
Na Hoaloha-Neighbors Helping Neighbors has been providing help for Maui's seniors since 1995. The agency's 180 volunteers serve more than 400 seniors. Last year, volunteer drivers provided more than 53,000 miles of assisted transportation.
For more information call Na Hoaloha-Neighbors Helping Neighbors at 249-2545 or see www.nahoaloha.org
Book sale Saturday at Whole Foods
Maui Friends of the Library will have a book sale in front of Whole Foods Market in the Maui Mall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
There will be a large variety of donated fiction, nonfiction and oversize books for sale. Each child present will be able to select a free book from designated boxes of children's books.
MFOL is an all-volunteer organization that supports the public libraries of Maui County with funding for programs, library materials and equipment. For more information about this sale and MFOL bookstores, visit www.mauifriendsofthelibrary.org.
Meeting at Kalama Intermediate school
The Kalama School Community Council will hold a meeting at 8 a.m. Friday in the principal's office. Parents, students and community members are invited. For more information, call the school between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. weekdays at 573-8735.
Dance academy to host dinner, dance
Aloha Ballroom Dance Academy invites adults only to a Valentine's Dinner & Dance Party from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Kihei Community Center.
The evening will feature a catered dinner, a special West Coast swing dance performance and open dancing.
Tickets are $20 per person through Sunday and $30 per person thereafter.
Singles and couples, dancers and nondancers are welcome. Red, pink, white and purple "appropriate" attire is suggested.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call 897-0055 or visit www.alohaballroom.com.