Kula AARP will meet on Monday
Kula Hospital's thrift store, and volunteer opportunities at the hospital, are on the agenda of the regular meeting of the Kula AARP Chapter on Monday at the Kula Community Center.
The meeting will begin with refreshments at 9 a.m., followed by the program at 9:30 a.m.
Lani Kukaua of Kula Kali Iki o Kula Auxiliary will be the featured speaker.
Kula Kali Iki o Kula Auxiliary runs the thrift store, Kala Iki, on the grounds of the Kula Hospital, and recruits volunteers to work in the hospital.
The meeting is open to the public. Members and guests are encouraged to bring food for the Maui Food Bank.
For more information, call Diane Logsdon at 878-3448.
Cerebral Cafe to present program
The Cerebral Cafe will present "Strangers from Paradise: The Micronesians" by professor Willis Moore from 9:30 am to 1 p.m. Tuesday in The Class Act Restaurant at the University of Hawaii Maui College.
Since the 1990s, an estimated 30,000 Micronesians have moved to Hawaii under the terms of three Compacts of Free Association, which exist between the U.S. and the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau, according to a news release.
The program will include time for questions, comments and sharing.
A three-course lunch is included in the $20 fee. Advance registration can be made online at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health care a topic at presentation
Stacy Rosati-Casco, from the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, will speak about advanced health care directives and power of attorney at the 6 p.m. meeting of the Italian American Social Club of South Maui on Tuesday at St. Theresa's Hall in Kihei.
Joining Rosati-Casco will be Shawn Moreland and Christie Keliikoa from the Maui County Office on Aging. They will speak about outreach services for senior citizens and Kupuna Care. This session is geared for people 50 and older who want to find out about senior services provided by the state and county.
The evening will begin with a potluck supper.
The public is invited to attend this free event. For more information, contact Don Tedesco at email@example.com.
Combating invasive plants topic of talk
Chuck Chimera will present "Invasive Plants: Hawaii's Growing Problem & What We Can Do About It" at the 6:30 p.m. Tuesday meeting of the Maui Association of Landscape Professionals in the Community Services Building at the University of Hawaii Maui College.
Chimera is a weed risk assessment specialist with the University of Hawaii-Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit. He has worked in conservation in Hawaii for 20 years, mostly with U.S. Geological Survey's Biological Resources Division and the National Park Service at Haleakala. He received his master's degree in botany from the University of Hawaii.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, call 268-6927 or visit our www.malp.org.
Marine debris subject of forum
A free presentation on Japan's tsunami and marine debris hitchhikers will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Pacific Whale Foundation's Discovery Center located on the lower level of the Ma'alaea Harbor Shops.
Sonia Gorgula of the state Department of Land and Natural Resources will deliver the presentation on the protocol for responding to Japan's tsunami marine debris based on data collected from Hawaii. The talk will include aquatic invasive species risks and surveys planned by the department for the summer.
The public event is part of PWF's "Making Waves" lecture series.
For more information, contact Pacific Whale Foundation's Conservation Department at 856-8304 or visit www.pacificwhale.org/content/making-waves-lecture-series-2#.
'Adoptathon' at PETCO to continue
Ninth Life Hawaii held an "Adoptathon" at PETCO in Kahului on July 12. Three cats were adopted at this shared event with Hawaii Animal Rescue Organization, which found a new home for one dog.
Ninth Life Hawaii Adoption Counselors Cynthia Bocoboc and Cynthia Lippert were on hand to facilitate the application process. Other volunteers included Carol Robertson, Dawn Matney, Deb Parcher, Jeanne Rabold, Linda Griffith, Leolani Abdul, Mia Watson and Nenita Riley.
Ninth Life Hawaii plans to be at PETCO every Saturday with more "Adorable Adoptables." The organization will facilitate travel arrangements for tourists who want to bring a cat home with them, according to an announcement.
Ninth Life Hawaii will present a spay/neuter clinic on Saturday. The organization will transport cats to the surgery clinic. A $35 donation is suggested, but the service is free in cases of hardship. Call 573-3365 to register.
Tracking sharks subject of talk
The Maui Ocean Center's complimentary Sea Talk Series continues from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday with a presentation on shark behavior by researcher Carl Meyer. Meyer is the assistant researcher at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology.
Meyer's presentation, "Shark Tech: Tracking the Hidden Hunters of the Deep," will focus on how researchers are using electronic devices to learn about the biology and behavior of sharks in Hawaii. The shark data collected are available for public viewing at www.pacioos.org.
The talk will be followed by a question-and-answer session in which Meyer will be joined by John Gorman, head curator for Maui Ocean Center, and Kahu Dane Maxwell, Maui Ocean Center's Hawaiian cultural adviser.
Sea Talks are held at Maui Ocean Center in the Open Ocean exhibit.
Admission is complimentary with entry through the aquarium's front gate from 6 to 6:30 p.m.
Seating is limited and given on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are recommended by calling 270-7088.
Rummage sale at St. Ann Church
St. Ann Church in Waihee will present its annual rummage sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Food items for sale will include steak plates, baked goods, a farmers' market kim chee, St. Ann Onolicious Sweet Bread, pancit, vegetable and banana lumpia. Items for sale will also include a selection of clothes, household goods, books, shoes and toys.
For more information, call 269-4946.