Bonsai artist to give plant demonstration
The Valley Isle Bonsai Club will host a demonstration on "group forest planting" by Michael Wiegand, a bonsai artist and club member, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Kahului Jodo Mission.
Wiegand will explain the essentials of creating a group forest planting as well as give advice for developing a healthy bonsai. Attendees are encouraged to bring any bonsai trees they may want advice on. Refreshments will be served.
Space is limited to the first 30 people. RSVP by contacting Mark Givensel at 357-4563 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kahului Jodo Mission is located at 325 Laau St.
Student to share experience in Japan
Recent Rotary Youth Exchange student Phillip Fontaine will be the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise 7:30 a.m. breakfast meeting Wednesday at the Five Palms Restaurant at the Mana Kai Maui Resort in Kihei.
Fontaine is a senior at St. Anthony Junior/Senior High School. During his junior year, he was selected to be a Rotary Youth Exchange student in Japan. He will share information about his year abroad and tell about some of the experiences he encountered living and attending school in that country.
The cost of the breakfast is $22. The public is invited. For more information call President Christine Pawliuk at 292-2242 or visit www.kiheirotary.org.
BHS will present free spring concert
The Baldwin High School Music Department will present its 68th annual spring concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theatre.
The "Sapphires" jazz band, concert chorus and symphonic winds will be featured.
All groups are under the direction of Stephen Rodrigues, music director at Baldwin High School.
Admission is free.
Support groups topic of free training
A panel discussion on the power and importance of men's and women's support groups on Maui will be the topic of a free Brown Bag training from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Cameron Center auditorium in Wailuku.
The event is sponsored by Mental Health America of Hawai'i. For more information, call 242-6461 or visit www.mhamaui.org.
Cleanup planned at Japanese Gardens
The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui will have its annual cleanup at the Japanese Gardens at the Kepaniwai Park & Heritage Gardens in Iao Valley from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday.
President Shinkai Murakami said, "This is a way to show our appreciation and to pay tribute to our ancestors."
Members and the general public are encouraged to attend, according to event Chairman Brian Sato.
Those attending are asked to bring garden tools (a pool skimmer would be helpful), gloves, hat and sunscreen. A complimentary lunch and drinks will be served to all volunteers following the service project.
To RSVP, contact Priscilla Yamamura at 283-4253 by Wednesday.
Careers in emergency care topic of event
Kihei Charter School's Tehilla Ben-Gershom will host a free Emergency Care Career Night at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Kihei Charter Middle School, 41 E. Lipoa St., as part of her senior project. Speakers will include an emergency medical technician, a nurse, a firefighter and a lifeguard, according to an announcement. The event is open to the public. For more information, call 264-7818.
Google email class for adults at library
"Google E-mail: How to Create and Use a Gmail Account," a free Internet computer class for adults, will be offered at Makawao Public Library at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Al Bayless, an Internet computer class instructor at the Kaunoa Senior Center, will conduct the introductory class on how to create and use an email account in Google Mail. Participants will learn how to read and compose messages, create email contacts and groups of contacts, send email and set up calendar reminders.
The class size is limited to 10. Pre-registration is required; call the library to register. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop or tablet to the class. A valid Hawaii State Public Library System card is required to connect to the library's wireless Internet.
Makawao Public Library is at 1159 Makawao Ave. For more information or to register, call the library at 573-8785.
New meeting date for HGEA retirees
The Maui Hawaii Government Employees Association retirees general membership meeting date and location has been changed due to scheduling conflict. It will be at 10 a.m. March 17 in Tante's Restaurant conference room at Maui Seaside Hotel. Helen Wai of Hawaii Energy will be the guest speaker.
Rotary club will meet at Mulligans
The Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea will meet at noon Wednesday at Mulligans on the Blue.
The guest speaker will be Frances Duberstein, development coordinator for Aloha House, Malama Family Recovery Center and Maui Youth & Family Services.
The cost for lunch is $16. The public is invited.
Volunteers sought for crater service
The Friends of Haleakala National Park is seeking volunteers for its monthly service project in Haleakala National Park from March 15 to 17. Participants will hike into the crater and stay free in Kapalaoa Cabin.
The weekend's work will involve protection of native species by removing invasive heterotheca plants and will also include fellowship and time for photography, exploring and relaxing.
The park entrance and cabin fees are waived for participants doing service work with the Friends of Haleakala National Park.
A maximum of 12 people can be accommodated on each trip, and volunteers must be physically fit and able to hike in and out of the crater carrying their personal items, including a sleeping bag, as well as their breakfasts and lunches and a share of the communally purchased dinner food.
Visit www.fhnp.org to register and learn more about the service trips and the Friends' mission to preserve and protect Haleakala National Park. Then contact the leader by calling 876-1673.
Community meeting set at Iao School
The Iao School Community Council will have an open community meeting from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Iao School dining center.
Community members, parents and students will be updated on the school's academic and financial plan. There will also be bingo.
For more information, call Chiree Souza, school community council chairperson, at 984-5610, ext. 295.