Mystery theater theme of event
Maui Family Support Services Inc. will be holding its third annual Signature Dinner and Silent Auction at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Makena Beach & Golf Resort, Kaeo Ballroom.
This year's theme of crime mystery theater will lead to an interactive evening of answering "Who Dunnit" as guests attempt to solve the mystery of the evening all while raising money for a longtime Maui organization that serves children and families.
Tickets are $75 and can be purchased by contacting Sarah Ward or Leah Neher at 242-0900 or visiting www.mfss.org website.
MFCC to present dinner program
The Maui Filipino Community Council will sponsor a dinner program at Binhi At Ani Maui Filipino Community Center from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday to recognize and remember the members of the task force that spearheaded the effort the build the community center.
The event will honor the memory of task force members who have died: Rafael Acoba, Mel Bartolome, Richard Caldito Sr., Rogelio Hidalgo, B. Martin Luna, Bert Olais, Cirilo Sinfuego Sr., A.B. Sevilla and Aurea Tagorda.
Surviving task force members will also be acknowledged: Virgilio Agcolicol, Dr. Hilario Aquilizan, Vince Bayoyo Jr., Artemio Baxa, Agrifina Cabebe, Romel dela Cruz, Selberio Menor, Mercedes Neri, Pepito Ragasa, Tony "Aio" Ramil, Aurelia Seatriz, Elmer Tolentino and Maria Acacio Unemori.
Dinner tickets are $25 per person and may be obtained from Agcolicol by calling 877-3247 or from other MFCC officers.
Flatbread benefit for student
The Flatbread Co. will have a benefit from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday to aid a University of Hawaii Maui College student who will represent the Valley Isle at a scholar laureate program in China.
Austin Van Heusen, a junior and honors student at UH-MC, will represent Maui County at the International Scholar Laureate Program Delegation on Engineering & Technology in Beijing and Shanghai from May 27 to June 9. He is the first student from Maui to be nominated and accepted into the engineering program, according to a news release.
In addition to representing UH-MC, Van Heusen will serve as an ambassador for two campus organizations: Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and the Sustainable Living Institute of Maui.
In an effort to offset the cost of tuition and travel expenses for the program, Van Heusen will receive $1.25 for each small pizza and $2.50 for each large pizza sold during the benefit. The evening will also include a silent auction and entertainment by the Hitzig brothers from the Brown Chicken Brown Cow String Band.
Underage drinking topic of event
Maui Youth & Family Services is hosting an Underage Drinking Prevention town hall meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Kalama Intermediate School cafeteria in Makawao.
Attendees will learn how to save lives, hear a personal story of loss and learn how to speak to their child about alcohol, drugs, peer pressure and consequences, according to an announcement.
This free event is part of Alcohol Awareness Month and the statewide "Be a Jerk" campaign. The campaign aims to prevent underage drinking by reminding adults about the consequences of providing alcohol to minors and by getting the entire community involved in changing the environment that contributes to alcohol abuse.
Sierra Club to celebrate birthday
Sierra Club Maui will host a free John Muir Birthday Party from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Kaunoa Senior Center in Spreckelsville. Muir founded The Sierra Club.
The evening will feature an awards presentation, an educational session about Baldwin Beach Park erosion, Muir documentary excerpt screenings, a musical performance by 22-year-old Maui native and Paia resident Sebrina Barron, and birthday cake.
In addition to the educational presentations, Sierra Club Maui will present the Sierra Club Volunteers of the Year award to Nan and Steve Jackson of Kuau, and the Malama o ke Kai (Caring for our Oceans) award to Mark Deakos, a marine scientist, researcher and activist.
Sierra Club Maui is part of the Sierra Club Hawaii Chapter.
For more information about the Sierra Club Maui group, visit mauisierraclub.org.
To learn about Muir, visit the exhibit at www.sierraclub.org/john_muir_exhibit.
Senior and Disability Fair on Molokai
Molokai Occupational Center and Hale Mahaolu Home Pumehana will host the annual Senior and Disability Fair 2014 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Hale Mahaolu Home Pumehana Senior Center in Kaunakakai.
There will be more than 30 vendors as well as presentations in the conference room.
Exceptional trees subject of tour
The Maui Outdoor Circle will host a walking tour of exceptional trees in Lahaina on Saturday, followed by lunch.
Tour participants will meet in the War Memorial Stadium parking lot in Wailuku at 9 a.m.
Tree expert Terry Nutt will serve as guide. He is a certified arborist, landscape professional and resident of Lahaina.
Participants will learn about the Lahaina Banyan Tree and other exceptional trees at Lahainaluna High School, Hale Paahao (the old prison) and the Baldwin House.
The price for the event is $50. It includes transportation and lunch at an oceanfront restaurant on Front Street. Space is limited. To make a reservation, call Barbara Fernandez at 878-6395.
'Healthy Kids Day' events at YMCA
The Maui Family YMCA invites residents to attend its annual Healthy Kids Day 5K and Fun Run on Saturday. This family-friendly event is open to kids and their parents.
Race-day registration begins at 7 a.m., with the Fun Run starting at 8 a.m. and the 5K starting immediately after. Both races will start and end at the YMCA, with the course winding through neighboring Keopuolani Regional Park.
The entry fee for the 5K is $10 and the Fun Run is $5.
Registration forms for all Healthy Kids Day events are available online or at the YMCA front desk.
The Maui Family YMCA is located at 250 Kanaloa Ave. in Kahului. For more information, call 242-9007, ext. 231, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about the Maui Family YMCA, visit www.mauiymca.org.