University women to host Maui author
Local author Jill Engledow will discuss her book, "Haleakala: A History of the Maui Mountain," at an American Association of University Women meeting at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Kahili Golf Course Restaurant in Waikapu.
The public is invited.
The presentation will include a slide show of vintage photos from Engledow's book, which tells a brief history of Haleakala National Park, the people and events that led to its establishment, as well as its growth and impact on Maui today.
The AAUW business meeting will begin at 10 a.m., with lunch at noon. There will be a cover charge of $3 for members and $5 for guests for the talk.
Lunch may run from $12 to $20, depending on lunch entree selections.
For information and selection of a lunch entree, contact Cheryl Bergman at 244-1850 or email@example.com.
3 Maui candidates in scholars program
Three Maui students have been named as candidates in the 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.
The candidates were selected from nearly 3.4 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools this year.
The Maui candidates are Carly O'Donnell of Haiku and Dylan A. West-Von Sonn of Makawao (both students at Seabury Hall), and Trent M. Hori of Kahului, a student at Maui High School.
Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, now in its 50th year, is one of the highest honors bestowed upon graduating high school seniors, according to a news release.
Council planning Memorial Day observance
The Maui Veterans Council is seeking groups interested in participating in the upcoming Memorial Day observance May 26 at the Makawao Veterans Cemetery.
The event begins at 9:30 a.m.
Those interested can either contact Doug Scherer via mail at 757 Papua St., Wailuku 96793, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The letter must include a contact person's name and phone number.
Maui police to address Kihei community
Representatives from the Maui Police Department will speak at the Kihei Community Association meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Kihei Charter Middle School at 41 E. Lipoa St. in Kihei.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. for pupu and talk story. KCA members and nonmembers are encouraged to voice their concerns as well as ask questions about safety and security in South Maui, a news release said.
Donations of nonperishable food items will be accepted for the Maui Food Bank.
Membership is not required but is encouraged.
For more information see www.gokihei.org or call (508) 499-9996.
Water issues topic at meeting in Hana
Alan T. Murakami, attorney for the Native Hawaiian Legal Corp., and Ed Wendt of Na Moku Aupuni O Ko'olaui Hui will give the community an update on East Maui and Hawaii water issues during the 4:30 to 6 p.m. meeting Monday of the Hana Community Association at Helene Hall. An hour of time has been allocated for Murakami and Wendt, according to an announcement. Questions will be addressed if time permits. Questions are to be submitted at the sign-in desk.
Improvisation subject of presentation
Guest speaker Mark Beltzman will present "Listening and the Art of Allowing Improvisation" at the noon meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea on Wednesday at Mulligans on the Blue.
Beltzman is an actor, improviser, teacher, director and musician from Los Angeles.
The public is invited. The cost for lunch is $16.
Soroptimist event planned in Kaanapali
Soroptimist International of West Maui will host its monthly Dinner and Discussion at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Paradise Grill in Kaanapali. This month's topic is "Balancing Work and Home," with guest speaker and life coach Beverly Delorenzo.
Members and the public are invited. For reservations, call Ruth McKay at 283-5193.
Taro, fish farming topic of presentation
Hannah Bernard and Oliver Dukelow will present "Volunteer Vacation or Staycation - Perpetuating Maui's Health and Your Own" from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary in Kihei.
Their Taro and Fish Farming Project brings volunteers into Maui's mountain rain forest to learn about traditional taro and fish-farming practices.
The presentation will take place in the sanctuary's conference room at 726 S. Kihei Road.
WikiLeaks movie will screen at library
"We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks," a film by documentary director Alex Gibney, will be shown at the Wailuku Public Library at 6 p.m. Thursday. The free screening of this movie for adults will be conducted in a separate viewing room within the library.
The film is rated R and suitable for ages 17 and older.
Contact the library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.
Wailuku Public Library is at 251 S. High St. For more information, call the library at 243-5766.
Concordia Choir coming to Maui
The Concordia Choir from Moorhead, Minn., will perform at 7 p.m. March 4 at Kihei Baptist Chapel.
Rene Clausen will conduct the 79-voice a cappella choir in several spirituals, hymns and new arrangements with the Excelsior! instrumental trio.
Visit www.theconcordiachoir.org or call (800) 838-3006 for complete concert information.
Minnesota reunion Saturday in Kihei
The 25th annual Minnesota Reunion and Potluck will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Kalama Park in Kihei.
Anyone with a connection to Minnesota is welcome to attend, according to an announcement. Attendees are asked to bring a Minnesota hot dish, wear a Minnesota T-shirt and speak Minnesotan.
Entertainment will be provided by participants telling their favorite Minnesota jokes. The emcee will be former Rochester, Minn., Mayor Chuck Hazama. For more information, call 572-0964.
Help getting around topic of presentation
Serena De Rego from Gammie Home Care will be the guest speaker at the regular meeting of the Kula Chapter of AARP at the Kula Community Center on Monday. The meeting will begin with refreshments at 9 a.m., followed by the program at 9:30. The business meeting will begin at 10.
De Rego will discuss options for those who need help getting around.
The meeting is open to the public; no reservations are needed. Members and guests are asked to bring food donations for the Maui Food Bank.
For more information, call Diane Logsdon at 878-3448.
Philosophy club plans symposium
"Money and the Meaning of Life" is the title of a Seabury Hall Philosophy Club symposium from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the school cafeteria, adjacent to Cooper House on the Olinda campus.
The presenters will include Bill Vale from the Ka Hale a Ke Ola Homeless Resource Center, retired business consultant Jim Haynes, Four Seasons Resort Manager Konrad Gstrein, and Barry Rivers of the Maui Film Festival. The student moderator will be Nicolas Colon.
The event is free and open to the public.
Association will discuss Pukalani
The Pukalani Community Association will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Hannibal Tavares Community Center downstairs meeting room. The association will continue its work on the Pukalani bus route and create a wish list for the Pukalani park, according to an announcement. The public is invited.
LRF offers $35,000 in scholarships
The Lahaina Restoration Foundation, thanks to the contribution of an anonymous donor, will award a total of $35,000 in increments of $2,000-$2,500 to 11 graduating seniors and six alumni of Lahainaluna High School.
Interested seniors and alumni must write an essay on topics relating to the importance and challenges of preservation of West Maui's culture and history and meet all requirements in order to qualify.
Students may obtain applications from Lahainaluna financial aid counselor Kristi Arakawa or by downloading them at www.lahainarestoration.org.
Applications must be returned no later than 11 a.m. March 14 to the Lahaina Restoration Foundation office at 120 Dickenson St., Suite A, Lahaina 96761.
For more details or questions, contact the foundation's office at 661-3262 or email email@example.com.
Free concert at Kaahumanu Church
Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner Uluwehi Guerrero with Halau Hula Kauluokala will be the featured performers at the monthly Picnic for Poki concert at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku.
The free concert is being presented by Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions. Attendees are invited to bring their lunch and enjoy fresh-baked cookies from Roselani Place.
The church is at 103 S. High St.
Multifaceted speaker will address club
Wilmont Kahaialii, the owner/operator of Kahaialii Productions, will be guest speaker at the noon meeting of the Rotary Club of Lahaina on Thursday at the Royal Ocean Terrace Restaurant and Lounge in the Royal Lahaina Resort
Kahaialii Productions is a full-service entertainment production company. Kahaialii is also the owner/partner of Kuleana Consulting Services LLC, a kuleana lands title research and consulting company; as well as acting managing partner of Hui Ho'omo'a Productions, involved in production, promotion, and education of the culinary art industry, according to a news release. He also serves as a partner and trustee of the Kuleana Lands Trust, a nonprofit trust agency that works for the preservation and protection of kuleana lands.
There is no charge to attend the meeting, but lunch is available for purchase. For more information, call club President Art Ortiz on 344-3010.