Soup, malassada fundraiser on Sunday
The Portuguese Association of Maui will hold its annual scholarship fundraiser from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday at Hoaloha Park in Kahului.
The association will sell its signature Portuguese bean soup for $10 a quart and seven malassadas for $5.
A silversword blooms on Haleakala.
Forest and Kim Starr photo
Reservations for soup and malassadas are being taken at 877-0123. All proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund. Two awards of $1,000 each will be presented in 2014 to Maui scholars of Portuguese descent for college-level studies.
At 10:30 a.m. there will be a demonstration on the making and cutting of malassadas. Following the demonstration, the association will show how to prepare acorda, or sopa alentejana. This simple soup is frequently made for people who are ill and for new mothers following childbirth. The public is invited, and samples of both the soup and malassadas will be offered to those attending. Recipes will also be provided.
Pi'ilani Arias will perform free concert
Pi'ilani Arias will perform a free concert from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday on the Baldwin House lawn in Lahaina.
Arias has performed alongside musicians such as Keali'i Reichel and played in several bands, including Pono and Rushouze, and is now working on a solo career.
The concert is sponsored by the Lahaina Restoration Foundation as part of its Hawaiian Music Series program.
Chairs are limited; blankets, mats and low beach chairs are welcome.
The Baldwin House is located at the corner of Front and Dickenson streets.
For more information, call the Lahaina Restoration Foundation office at 661-3262.
Silversword subject of presentation
Climate change intern Jesse Felts from Haleakala National Park will speak on the "Effects of Climate Change on the 'Ahiniahina or Haleakala Silversword" at 7 p.m. Friday in the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center's Poolside Room in Pukalani.
This Native Hawaiian Plant Society talk is free and open to the public.
KSM drama club to present musical
A musical version of "Alice in Wonderland" will be presented by the Kamehameha Schools Maui high school drama club at 7 p.m. Friday and at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday in Keopuolani Hale on the school campus in Pukalani.
This free event is suitable for the whole family.
Ocean safety course at UH-MC
Friday is the enrollment deadline for an ocean and thrillcraft safety education course being offered March 9 and 16 at the University of Hawaii Maui College.
The class will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Hale 218. The cost is $139.
The cost for taking the recreational thrillcraft operators safety educational course portion of the class only on March 9 is $109.
To register, visit windwardcce.org/sports-fitness.htm. For more information, call 235-7433.
Recycling event set in central Maui
Malama Maui Nui (Community Work Day) will hold its monthly Malama 'Aina recycling event in the Maui Mall parking lot next to Whole Foods from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Accepted items include scrap metal, bicycles, appliances, lawn mowers, cooking oil, cellular phones, household batteries, vehicle batteries, printer cartridges, electronics, HI-5 recyclables, telephone books, newspapers, magazines, cardboard, used eyeglasses, hearing aids, books, DVDs, clothing, non-HI-5 glass, plastic, aluminum recyclables and other household items. There is a suggested $5 fee to drop off regular-sized vehicle tires.
Motor oil, hazardous fluids, green waste, furniture, propane tanks, paint and vehicles will not be accepted. Paper shredding will not be available. E-cycling items such as computers, televisions and printers can be taken to Habitat for Humanity Maui, 901 Lower Main St. in Wailuku.
Residents are encouraged to bring a nonperishable donation for Feed My Sheep.
For more information on the types of items accepted at Malama 'Aina recycling events, call 877-2524 or go to www.cwdhawaii.org.
Volunteers to plant rare silverswords
Volunteers from Hawaii Government Employees Association Maui Community Action Committee will join the state Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife to transplant about 100 rare Haleakala silverswords on Saturday within the state forest reserve.
Before silverswords were officially named a "threatened species" by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1992, they were driven to near extinction from excessive grazing by cattle and goats, as well as other human influences.
HGEA members and DLNR staff will be prepping and planting silverswords propagated by the National Park Service.
Community groups interested in native planting projects may contact Forest Management Supervisor Lance DeSilva of DLNR's Maui Division of Forestry and Wildlife at 873-3980.
Plant-based diets topic of presentation
Registered dietician and author Brenda Davis will present "Plant-Based Diets in the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Disease: Recent Findings," at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Cameron Center, 95 Mahalani St., Wailuku.
Davis will provide an update on plant-based diets and disease, including a summary of her research on diabetes in the Marshall Islands.
Davis is the lead dietitian in a diabetes intervention project in Majuro, Marshall Islands, and past chairwoman of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association, acccording to a news release.
Admission to this Vegetarian Society of Hawaii presentation is free, and refreshments will be provided.
For more information, contact 280-6865 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
End-of-life issues will be addressed
Jackie Mishle of Hawaii Family Forum will be guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Maui's noon meeting Thursday at Carey & Eddie's Hideaway Restaurant in Kahului.
Mishle will be speaking on physician-assisted suicide, advance directives and other end-of-life issues. In her professional capacity she has testified before the Legislature and advised on the drafting of bills on these issues.
The meeting is open to the public and visitors are welcome. Lunch is $12.
For more information, contact Kathy Anderson at 357-8877.
Sale will support scholarships
The Hawaii Alpha Delta Kappa, Maui Gamma Chapter, will have a rummage sale from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday in the Lihikai School cafeteria.
Proceeds from the sale will go towards supporting the chapter's programs, which includes establishing scholarships for graduating seniors.
For more information, call Jocelyn Tengan at 281-9155.
Brewpub fundraiser for monk seals
Maui Brewing Co. will host a fundraiser for the Monk Seal Foundation at its brewpub in Kahana from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday. The company said it will donate half of its profits from all house beers sold. The brewpub is at 4405 Honoapiilani Highway.
Degree options a topic at UH-MC talk
The University of Hawai'i Center, Maui will provide information on bachelor's and master's degree options in addition to certification programs available to Maui residents at 6 p.m. Thursday in Laulima 108 on the University of Hawaii Maui College campus.
Degree programs currently available include a master's degree in social work, post-baccalaureate certificates in education and bachelor's degrees in business administration, social sciences, accounting, justice administration, nursing, interdisciplinary studies, health care administration and others
For more information, contact the University of Hawai'i Center, Maui at 984-3525 or email@example.com.
'Kendama Jam' coming to mall
Lahaina Cannery Mall will host a "Kendama Jam," organized by Maui Toy Works, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 8.
The tournament is open to ages 4 and older as contestants compete in age divisions for an elimination-style competition.
The family-friendly event will feature more than $500 in prizes.
Advanced registration is recommended. Preregistration will be at Maui Toy Works at Lahaina Cannery Mall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. There is a $5 entry fee.
For more information, contact Maui Toy Works at 661-4766 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration open for Maui Walk MS
Registration is open for the Maui Walk Multiple Sclerosis event April 26 at the University of Hawaii Maui College.
Walk Multiple Sclerosis is a fundraiser for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The funds raised at Walk MS go toward supporting research and to programs and services that aid more than 1,200 families affected by multiple sclerosis in Hawaii.
To register or to get more information, visit www.walkmshawaii.org or call the nation society's Hawaii Office at 532-0806.