'Travels to Africa' title of presentation
A visiting Rotarian from Alaska will be the speaker at the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise meeting at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 19 at the Five Palms Restaurant at the Mana Kai Maui Resort in Kihei.
Fred Ferrera will discuss "Travels to Africa," as he and his wife recently returned from an African safari.
Ferrera is an Aloha Member of the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise and is from Anchorage. He and his wife spend a number of months on Maui each year.
The cost of the breakfast is $22. The public is invited.
For more information, contact President Christine Pawliuk at 292-2242 or see the club's website at www.kiheirotary.org.
Tickets for Fantasia Ball on sale Friday
Imua Family Services will partner with Chicago-based designer Hector-Javier Monarrez for the Fantasia 2014 Black and White Ball on April 5 in the Monarchy Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Maui.
Monarrez founded the MONaRREZ Collection in 2009. His style combines the rules of American ready-to-wear fashion, the traditions of European haute couture and the sensuality of his Latin heritage, according to an announcement.
Fashion Technology Students of University of Hawaii Maui College will also create avant-garde fashions to showcase at the ball.
"We thought it was important for the Maui fashion students to be a part of a success story such as MONaRREZ Collection, to be inspired by them and to see that their choice to pursue fashion could take them anywhere they were willing to work toward," said Dean Wong, executive director of Imua Family Services.
Tickets for the ball and fashion show, to benefit Imua Family Services, go on sale Friday. For more information about the ball, including tickets, which start at $175 per person, visit www.imuafamilyservices.org or call 244-7467.
Flores to speak on impact marketing
Eddie Flores Jr., CEO of L&L Drive-Inn and L&L Hawaiian Barbecue, will be on Maui on Saturday, to discuss impact marketing.
The seminar, presented by the Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce, will begin at 9 a.m. at the ILWU Hall, 896 Lower Main St., Wailuku. The cost is $20 and includes lunch. Registration is online at www.mauifilipinochamber.com.
Flores, who immigrated to Hawaii when he was 16, graduated from the University of Hawaii, formed his own real estate company, and purchased his first L&L as a gift to his mom. He has expanded the L&L business from one restaurant to more than 200 locations.
An accomplished author of three books, Flores teaches real estate, investment, management, travel and business appraisal courses.
The young child focus of conference
The Hawaii Association for the Education of the Young Child - Maui Chapter announced its 2014 annual conference to be held March 1 at the Kamehameha Schools Maui high school campus.
"Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum - Meeting All Children's Needs" will be addressed through various breakout sessions/workshops.
Keynote speaker is Lani Au, education coordinator at the University of Hawaii-Manoa Children's Center. She also is Hawaii Early Childhood Accreditation Project facilitator and has been a college instructor with more than 25 years experience with young children.
Those who work with children birth to 8 years old, in family child care and preschools and as primary child caregivers are invited. Parents of young children also may benefit from the program.
Registration and continental breakfast will available from 7:30 a.m.; the event will end at 5 p.m. with door prizes and certificates.
Early bird registration deadline is Friday with all forms due by Feb. 21. Register online at hawaiikeiki.org.
Ocean species topic of presentation
"Satellite tagging study off Maui Nui: Movements of pilot whales, bottlenose dolphins and other species" is the topic of a lecture from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary in Kihei.
Robin Baird, a research biologist with Cascadia Research Collective, a nonprofit research and education organization based in Olympia, Wash., is the featured speaker.
The presentation will be in the Kihei Conference Room of the sanctuary, 726 S. Kihei Road.
Benefit for Women Helping Women
V-Day Maui will sponsor a benefit performance at the Makawao Union Church in Paia from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday for Maui's Women Helping Women organization.
The evening's performances and community dancing are to include Latin dance music with Dr. Nat and Rio Ritmo; Afro-Brazilian dance and drumming with Rada; the tara dance with the Dancing Taras of Maui and Prema; taiko drumming with Taiko Maui; hula; fire dancing and more, according to a news release.
Also featured will be Indian food and desserts throughout the evening, with dining under the stars.
A suggested donation of $10 to $20, or whatever attendees can give, is requested. All ages and genders are welcome.
V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit performances.
In 2012, more than 5,800 V-Day benefit events took place in the U.S. and around the world, the release said.
Mandatory meeting for LHS seniors
Lahainaluna High School parents and seniors of the Class of 2014 are asked to attend one of the following mandatory pre-graduation meetings in the school's Kamakau Library: at 6 p.m. Feb. 19 or at 3 p.m. Feb. 23. This meeting is mandatory for any senior who wishes to participate in commencement exercises.
For questions, contact Senior Counselor Kalele Kekauoha-Schultz or Vice Principal Keola Rogat at 662-4000.
Meeting today at Kahului school
The Kahului Elementary School Community Council will hold its monthly meeting beginning at 4:45 p.m. today in the school library.
Meetings are an hour long. Parents, students and community members are invited.
For more information, call 873-3058 during school hours.
Cleanup at Kahului Harbor on Saturday
The Surfrider Foundation Maui Chapter will be holding a cleanup at Kahului Harbor from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
Flatbread Co. is sponsoring the event and will provide lunch to volunteers.
Surfrider will provide gloves and burlap sacks.
Volunteers should wear hats, glasses, sunscreen and shoes. Surfrider Maui schedules a beach cleanup every third Saturday of the month.
Tickets on sale for March luau
VFW Post 3850 will have its annual luau March 1 at the VFW Hall behind Times Supermarket.
The bar will open at 5 p.m., and dinner will be at 6 p.m.
Tickets are $20 and include the luau dinner and entertainment.
For tickets, call 281-0143.
Author will give book presentation
Maui author Mary Carol Breckenridge will give a presentation on her newly published book "ONE" at Green Lotus, 2086 Main St. in Wailuku, from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday.
"ONE" concerns our evolution to higher levels of spiritual awareness, according to an announcement.
The book can be ordered through the publisher's website at sbpra.com/marycarolbreck