Tide pool exploration event in Kihei
Pacific Whale Foundation and the Mana Kai Maui Resort will host a moonlight tide pool exploration from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in honor of World Oceans Day.
The event will be held in South Maui and participants can learn about creatures that roam the tide pools at night.
The event is for those ages 6 and older. Cost is $7 per child and $15 per adult.
Refreshments will be provided.
Participants should wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight.
Call Pacific Whale Foundation at 249-8811, ext. 1, or book online at www.pacificwhale.org.
Land divisions in old Hawaii topic of talk
Ka'au Abraham of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary in Kihei will give a presentation on ahupua'a (land divisions) during the 10 a.m. meeting of the South Maui Chapter of AARP on Monday.
The group will meet at in the upper level activities room of the Kalama Heights Retirement Community, 101 Kanani Road in Kihei.
Refreshments will be served.
For more information, call Marv Paularena 264-0300.
Fall prevention subject of workshop
AARP Hawaii is bringing together aging specialists for a free Maui workshop aimed at preventing falls in the home.
"Simple Steps to Fall Prevention, Better Health and a Home for Life" will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Kaunoa Senior Center in Paia.
The event will feature information on:
* The latest research related to preventing falls through vision screening, medication review, strength and balance, and home modification.
* Modifying your home to make it safer and more age friendly.
* Technologies that can be used to promote independence and comfort at home.
To register go to aarp.cvent.com/simplestepsmaui or call toll free (877) 926-8300.
The event coincides with the Hawaii Department of Health's statewide Senior Fall Prevention Awareness Campaign.
Canoe's July launch subject of meeting
Kimokeo Kapahulehua, president of Hui o Wa'a Kaulua, and a panel of Maui voyagers will present an update on Maui's own voyaging canoe, Mo'okiha o Pi'ilani, at the Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce 5:30 p.m. dinner meeting Tuesday at Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu.
Capt. Timi Gilliom, canoe builder Charlie Nolan and Hui o Wa'a directors Jack Breen and Melanie Kehau King will join Kapahulehua to show pictures of completed work and discuss logistics for a July 11 launch ceremony and celebration at Mala Boat Ramp in Lahaina.
The public is invited to attend this launch update. A half-hour of networking will be followed by a buffet dinner and meeting at 6 p.m. The cost is $25. Members receive a discount. Parking is free, and reservations are required.
Call Kai Pelayo at 874-2426 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday.
Taiko Festival coming to MACC on Saturday
Zenshin Daiko's 15th annual Taiko Festival will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater.
This year's featured guests come from Sado Island, Japan: Hanayui, a trio of women who entertain audiences with traditional singing, dancing and taiko playing. Hanayui will be accompanied by odaiko player Yoshikazu Fujimoto.
Tickets are available at the MACC box office, 242-SHOW (7469) or at mauiarts.org. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and younger.
Kiwanis Club of Maui announces meeting
Nelson Okumura, president of VIP Foodservice, will be the speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Maui's noon meeting Thursday at Carey & Eddie's Hideaway Restaurant in Kahului.
Okumura will share how the company became a major distributor of products and services in Maui County.
The meeting is open to the public. The cost of lunch is $12.
For more information, call Kats Anderson at 357-8877.
Two students recognized as 'Bigs'
Kai'a Hill and Ryan Foree are the 2014 Maui School-Based Big Brother and Big Sister of the Year, according to an announcement from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui.
Hill is a recent graduate from Kamehameha Schools Maui and has been matched with her Little Sister, Ayanna, for two years.
Foree has been matched with his Little Brother, Kalema, for two years as well. Also a recent Kamehameha Schools Maui graduate, Foree is heading to college and is interested in pursuing a career in the dental field.
Unlike the traditional community-based mentoring program model where adult "Bigs" take their "Littles" on outings two to three times per month, typically on weekends, "Bigs" and "Littles" in the school-based mentoring program meet one-on-one in a classroom setting once per week.
India trip topic of slide presentation
Rotarian Mary Margaret Baker will narrate a slide show of her recent trip to northern India during the 12:15 p.m. meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea on June 11 at Mulligans on the Blue.
Baker's trip was to promote international Rotary projects with the Rotary Club of South Delhi Metropolitan, according to an announcement. The cost for the meeting is $16, including lunch. The public is welcome to attend.