3 nonprofits focus of presentation
Frances Duberstein, development coordinator for Aloha House, Maui Youth & Family Services and Malama Na Makua A Keiki (Malama Family Recovery Center) will be guest speaker at the noon meeting of the Rotary Club of Kahului on Monday at Cafe O'Lei at the Dunes at Maui Lani.
Duberstein will discuss how the three nonprofit agencies work together to help individuals and families affected by substance abuse, addiction and mental-health issues.
The public is invited to the meeting.
The cost for lunch is $20 or a $5 program fee. Information about speakers and club service projects can be found at www.kahuluirotary.org. For more information, call club President Paul Janes-Brown at 572-8000.
Creating memoirs for family topic of meeting
Writing coach Jasmyne Boswell will speak at the regular meeting of the Kula AARP Chapter on Monday at the Kula Community Center. The meeting will begin with refreshments at 9 a.m, followed by the program at 9:30 a.m.
Boswell will share tips for writing memoirs so that attendees' children and grandchildren will know their heritage.
The meeting is open to the public. No reservations are necessary. Members and guests are also encouraged to bring food for the Maui Food Bank.
For information, call Diane Logsdon at 878-3448.
Dog obedience classes will begin on Monday
Valley Isle Kennel Club-sponsored basic dog obedience classes will begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday on the soccer field at Pukalani Park (near tennis court). The six-week course costs $60. Positive motivation techniques are used to teach heel (walking nicely on a leash), sit, down, stay, stand and other commands, according to a news release. For more information, call 572-0257.
Kahului Hongwanji plans annual bazaar
The Kahului Hongwanji annual Spring Bazaar will take place from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday on the temple grounds at 291 S. Puunene Ave.
Food items for sale will include sushi, chow fun, Spam musubi, mini bento, barazushi, nishime, pickled vegetables, cookies and other baked goods.
There will be plants, fresh vegetables, fruits, cut flowers, a country store and rummage items.
Attendees are asked to bring a reusable bag.
For more information, call 871-4732.
RAM's government affairs director to speak
David DeLeon, director of government affairs for the Realtors Association of Maui, will speak at the noon meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea on Wednesday at Mulligans on the Blue.
The cost for lunch is $16. The public is welcome to attend.
Kidney health, aging topic of workshops
Jessica Nakasone-Koki will lead several free caregiver workshops on kidney health and aging this month. The workshops are presented by Maui Adult Day Care Centers and the Maui County Office on Aging.
No reservations are needed to attend. Certificates of attendance will be available for professionals.
The workshops will be presented as follows:
* Tuesday, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Lanai Senior Center on Lanai. A caregiver support group will follow from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
* March 22, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Hale Mahaolu Elima Community Hall, 11 Mahaolu St. in Kahului. Light breakfast items will be provided for attendees.
* March 25, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Home Pumehana Hall on Molokai. A caregiver support group will follow from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
The caregiver support groups will be facilitated by Kathleen Couch.
For more information about the workshops or caregiver support groups, or to arrange care during the Kahului workshop, call Couch at 871-5804.
WWII Pacific battle topic of presentation
Harry Smith, a local historian of World War II in the Pacific, will speak at the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise 7:30 a.m. breakfast meeting on Wednesday.
The meeting will take place at the Five Palms Restaurant at the Mana Kai Maui Resort in Kihei.
Smith will make a presentation on the Japanese expansion in the Pacific after Pearl Harbor and the Battle of Iwo Jima. He also will discuss the two-pronged strategy of Gen. Douglas MacArthur across the Pacific, according to a news release.
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.
Soroptimists plan monthly dinner
Soroptimist International of West Maui will host its monthly "Dinner and Discussion" at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Paradise Grill in Kaanapali.
The event will celebrate International Women's Day and honor the group's Women of Opportunity award recipients.
Members and the general public are invited. For reservations, call Ruth McKay at 283-5193.
Soroptimist International offers programs that improve the lives of women and girls through social and economic empowerment, according to a news release.
Maui Shrine Club announces meeting
The Maui Shrine Club, Aloha Temple, will hold its monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Carey and Eddie's Hideaway Restaurant in Kahului.
For more information, call Paul Genereux at 510-213-5675 or Loren Holmberg at 866-0070.