Diabetes support group meets today
Maui Memorial Medical Center will host the Diabetes Education Support Group from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today in the Marion Hanlon room of the hospital's Kahului Tower. The topic for this month will be Life with Diabetes with Marny Moriyasu, certified diabetes educator. She will offer tips on living with diabetes.
The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, call Moriyasu at 442-5773.
Hana event to benefit dialysis patients
The nonprofit Hui Laulima O Hana will hold its sixth annual Hale Pomaika'i Hana Community Dialysis Home Kokua Fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on the front lawn of the Hana Dialysis Home. Admission is free and the public is invited.
There will be local entertainment, food, arts and crafts booths, clowns, shave ice, a silent auction, drawings, a baked goods sale, and a special tour of the nation's first-of-its-kind communal dialysis home, according to an announcement.
All proceeds will benefit patients on dialysis. For more information, call Lehua Cosma at 269-5343.
Keiki Story Time at Whole Foods Market
Joanne and Larry Laird, program directors for Read Aloud America Program, will present a Keiki Story Time at Whole Foods Market in Kahului at 2 p.m. Sunday in the deli area.
This 30-minute story time is geared for children ages pre-kindergarten through 2nd grade. The story time will feature readings from popular children's picture books. There will be healthy snacks provided by Whole Foods Market for the keiki.
At the conclusion of the read-aloud session, each child will be able to select a new book from the Read Aloud America library to take home. There will also be drawings for special door prizes at the conclusion of the program. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
Club helps families tackle sanitation
Maui's Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea recently partnered with Rotary Club of Calgary to provide financial help with water, sanitation hygiene and community development projects in Cambodia.
"To date, 977 latrines have been installed in rural villages," said Walter Haessel, a winter member of the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea. "Rotarians, you can be truly proud of the work you are helping do in Cambodia."
The Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea's grant writer is Mark Harbison.
Vintage vehicles sought for Oct. 2 parade
The Maui County Veterans Council is seeking nonmodified civilian and military vehicles for the Maui Fair Parade on Oct. 2.
The council sponsors a military contingent in the parade. It includes ROTC students, veteran associations and active military groups. A number of veterans are unable to walk the parade route, and the council would like them to be able to ride the route in vehicles produced before World War II.
For more information, contact Doug Scherer at 205-4654 or firstname.lastname@example.org. He'll be providing his 1931 Ford Model A.
Student elected to two honor societies
Josie Gomez of Lahaina was elected to two honor societies in June at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis. - Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Kappa Lambda.
Gomez, a 2010 graduate of Lahainaluna High School, is majoring in music. She is the daughter of Barbara Newton and Robert Gomez of Lahaina.
Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest honorary society in America and awards membership to seniors who have demonstrated superior scholarship, a news release said. Pi Kappa Lambda recognizes students with exceptional musical and scholastic achievements.
BRIDGES program begins July 23
Building Recovery of Individual Dreams & Goals through Education & Support weekly classes for adults who have a diagnosis of mental illness will begin July 23 in Wailuku.
This free self-help program, also known as BRIDGES, will take place from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. for 10 weeks in room 206 of the Wailuku Business Plaza, 2065 Main St. It is funded by a grant from Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co.
For more information or to register, call Mental Health America of Hawaii at 242-6461.