Memorial concert to honor late doctor
The 16th annual Jose L. Romero Memorial Concert will be held at 2 p.m. June 8 in the Maui Academy of Performing Art's Stepping Stone Playhouse at Queen Ka'ahumanu Center.
The concert will feature classical music performances by both students and professional musicians such as Lukela Mahi, Maui Cello Duo, Maui Madrigals, Darius Soo Hoo of Suzuki-Maui, Kisa Uradomo and the Romero family. A recommended donation is $7 for adults and $5 for students at the door and includes a dessert reception following the concert.
Proceeds from the concert will go toward the Jose L. Romero Music Scholarship Fund, which annually makes awards to support orchestral endeavors on Maui. Last year, the fund awarded $7,000 to organizations supporting and developing Maui musicians.
This annual event honors the memory of Romero, a Maui physician and violinist who regularly brought musicians together and was committed to the lifelong study and performance of classical music.
Cat spay/neuter clinic set for Saturday
9th Life Hawaii will hold a cat spay/neuter clinic Saturday. All cats are welcome except noticeably pregnant cats. The suggested donation is $35, but the service is always free if there is a hardship, according to an announcement.
Volunteers pickup cats at designated locations, including West Maui. Cats will be transported to 9th Life Hawaii's fully equipped clinic. Cats will be returned later the same day to the original pickup point.
To schedule an appointment, call 573-3365 or email email@example.com.
Writing camp for students starts Monday
College for Kids/College Bound will begin its summer camp experiences with Creative Writing: Ghosts, Werewolves & Zombies on Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Laulima Building at the University of Hawaii Maui College.
Students will be instructed in writing basics, including brainstorming, plot, setting, character development, point of view and editing. The camp is for students in grades 4 to 6.
Other classes included that week are storytelling with finger puppets, warrior chess, and art. As part of the College for Kids experience, walking field trips around the campus are included.
The camp cost is $299, plus a $10 materials fee. Partial scholarships are available for all families.
To register and discuss scholarships, call 984-3231.
Literary event at MACC for children
The 17th biennial Conference on Literature and Hawaii's Children will host a free presentation titled "Beyond The Moon: Journeys Imaginary and Real" from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Alexa Higashi Meeting Room of the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului.
Author Kathi Appelt, National Book Award finalist for "The Underneath," and artist Grace Lin, Newberry Honor Book Recipient for "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon," will sign autographs following their presentations.
For more information, call the Children's Literature Hawaii office at (800) 956-7559.
Obon dance and practice in Lahaina
Lahaina Shingon Mission will host the first obon dance of the season Saturday at 862 Luakini St., Lahaina. A service will be held at 6:30 p.m. followed by the dance at 7:30 p.m.
There will also be obon practice offered at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday on the church grounds.
During the obon dance Saturday, there will be a mini bazaar with a variety of sushi, baked goods, pickled mangoes and vegetables, nishime, trail mix and more. Food concessions will offer chow fun, chili and rice, lau lau plate and Spam musubi. Shave ice with azuki beans and cold drinks will also be sold.
The public is invited to join the service and dance. For more information, call 661-0466.
Suicide prevention workshop starts Monday
Due to increased demand, a free Maui Suicide Prevention Workshop from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the J. Walter Cameron Center has added more space for participants.
This two-day workshop will equip participants to respond knowledgeably and competently to people at risk of suicide, according to an announcement.
Participants learn and practice skills in identifying and responding to people at immediate risk of suicide. To register, call 242-6461.
Student to speak about lupus at meeting
Rowan Mulligan, president of the Seabury Hall Interact Club, will be the 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.
Mulligan will make a presentation about Pledge Lupus and her journey as a high school student affected by lupus.
She and the members of her club have partnered with five other Maui high school Interact Clubs to support Pledge Lupus. They are making presentations at local Rotary clubs and other community events to raise awareness and collect funds on behalf of the Lupus Foundation of America.
After her presentation, a "Happy Dollars" basket will be circulated, and 100 percent of the funds raised will be donated to the Lupus Foundation of America. In return for donations, Mulligan will offer awareness pins and bracelets.
The cost of the breakfast is $22. The public is invited. For more information, contact President Christine Pawliuk at 292-2242 or visit www.kiheirotary.org.
Registration ongoing for theater camp
Registration is ongoing for the 2014 Theatre Theatre Maui Westside Youth Summer Theatre Camp.
This year the kids will be rehearsing for and performing "Bugsy Malone Jr." - a madcap musical set in the 1920s.
Registration will continue through the first day of camp, which begins June 9 and runs six weeks (8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.) through July 20, with performances of "Bugsy Malone Jr." on July 18, 19 and 20.
Sponsored in part by the County of Maui, tuition costs are $390 for all six weeks of camp. The camp is open to children entering the 4th grade in the 2014-15 school year, through 18 years of age.
The program director is Kristi Scott, and her creative team consists of Vania Jerome, Derek Nakagawa and Heidi Turner.
Call (808) 214-7443 or 661-1168 for information and registration forms.
Graduation to take place at Wailuku church
The graduation commencement of the Transformation School of Ministries class of 2014 will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at Wailuku Door of Faith Church.
The commencement is open to the public. The dinner to follow is by reservation at 244-1286.