Panel to discuss recycling for profit
"The Power of By-Products: Recycling Maui County Waste Streams for Profit," is the title of a panel discussion from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday in Room 144 of the Ike Lea building on the University of Hawaii Maui College campus.
The discussion is free and open to the public.
The panel will include Kelly King of Pacific Biodiesel Technologies, Jennifer Chirico of Susty Pacific and Faith Ewbank, waste stream consultant.
Family movie to screen at Wailuku library
"Meet the Robinsons" will be shown on Family Movie Night at the Wailuku Public Library, beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday.
An orphan who dreams of someday finding a family to call his own finds his fate taking an unexpected turn when a mysterious stranger named Wilbur Robinson transports him into the future. The movie is based on the book "A Day With Wilbur Robinson" by William Joyce.
Vocal contributors include Angela Bassett, Kelly Ripa, Tom Selleck, Adam West, Steve Zahn and Laurie Metcalf.
The animated sci-fi adventure comedy from Walt Disney Pictures is rated G.
The show is free and open to all ages. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, call the library at 243-5766.
Chef to describe diet for a healthy brain
"Cooking For Brain Power," a presentation by chef Catherine Blake, will take place at 7 p.m. July 2 at the Cameron Center in Wailuku.
Blake has been studying nutrition and health for more than 30 years, according to an announcement. She will talk about foods that promote brain health and show how to prepare antioxidant-rich wraps.
Admission is free, and refreshments will be served.
For more information about this Vegetarian Society of Hawaii presentation, contact 280-6865 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Water system provider to speak at meeting
Earl Ichimura, chief executive officer or Pural Water Specialty Co., will be the speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Maui's noon meeting Thursday at Carey & Eddie's Hideaway Restaurant in Kahului.
Ichimura is a service provider for potable and nonpotable water systems, along with being a specialty contractor for work involving water.
The meeting is open to the public. The cost of lunch is $12.
For more information, contact Kathy Anderson at 357-8877.
Families sought to host exchange students
International Student Exchange Programs is seeking local host families for international high school boys and girls, according to an announcement. These students are 15 to 18 years old and are coming to Maui County for the upcoming high school year or semester.
Families can choose students from a wide variety of backgrounds, nationalities and personal interests. To obtain more information about becoming a host family, call (800) 733-2773 or go to host.asse.com.
Restaurant supports agriculture program
For the second year in a row, a portion of the proceeds of chef Paris Nabavi's Cinco de Mayo celebration at Sangrita Grill & Cantina benefited the Lahainaluna High School Agricultural Program.
Nabavi gave $1,200 to Keith Ideoka and his students at Lahainaluna in their garden May 14.
"Funds raised will take our students to the Hawaii State Future Farmers of America Conference, where students experience leadership training, state-level skills, competitions and more," said Ideoka, program manager of Lahainaluna Agriculture. "We will also purchase basic agriculture supplies for our students, such as seeds, fertilizer, potting soil, pots and garden tools that are essential to learning."
Hilton and Maria Unemori receive honor
Rotary Club of Wailuku member Hilton Unemori and his wife, Maria, were recognized as members of Rotary's White Hat Society during a recent meeting of the club.
The White Hat Society is composed of Rotarians who give $5,000 cash in any one year to any fund in The Rotary Foundation. The Unemoris were presented with White Hats, a framed certificate and a second concho each. A concho represents a donation of $5,000 in a Rotary year.
Maui Scottish Rite awards scholarships
For the past 30 years, the Maui Scottish Rite has awarded 12 $1,000 scholarships to graduates of Maui public schools. The 2014 winners are: Aileen Ballesteros, Matthew D. DeMichele, Juleen M. Flory, Kiloaulani E. C. Ka'awa-Gonzales, Maile J. Naito, Patience K. Nakihei, Alexandra J. C. Pardico, Paul A. Parker, Jeanette Pasalo, Ian Pflug, Wendy A. Pias and Alyssa J. Remigio Rosaro.
Each recipient and family members were invited to a banquet in their honor June 6 at Cary and Eddie's Hideaway Restaurant. Those in attendance were given their scholarship award by Scottish Rite Illustrious Sir Ken Berry. Scottish Rite Brother and Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa gave the opening address.
School collecting box tops during summer
Maui Waena Intermediate School is beginning its 2014-15 Box Tops 4 Education drive.
The school is collecting box tops for its Renaissance Program.
Box tops from a variety of product boxes and packages may be submitted to the school's front office throughout the summer.
To download collection sheets and learn more visit www.mauiwaenasac.weebly.com.