Entertainer to speak at Rotary meeting
Brenton Keith, the host, producer and owner of Gameshow Fanatics, will speak at the 7:30 breakfast meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise on Wednesday at the Five Palms Restaurant at the Mana Kai Maui Resort in Kihei.
Keith has been an entertainer since age 17, when he was the house magician at three restaurants in Los Angeles, according to a news release.
He honed his skills as the opening act at Warren and Annabelle's in Lahaina, which led him to headlining his own full-length show. He performs his Comedy and Magic Show weekly at various venues on Maui, while juggling first-birthday luaus and corporate events.
The cost of the breakfast is $22. The public is invited. For more information, call Secretary Joanne Laird at 757-0981 or visit www.kiheirotary.org.
Native plants, lecture at gardens
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens will present its annual native plant sale and a free lecture about island ecosystems and biology from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Biologists and horticulturalists John Fitzpatrick, Art Medeiros and Penny Levin will speak about new ideas for the conservation of Maui's oceans, forests and indigenous crops.
Three local plant nurseries will offer a selection of endemic native plants as well as indigenous cultivars of taro, sugar cane and other traditional crops. Plant experts will be on hand to advise and answer questions.
The gardens are located at 150 Kanaloa Ave., Kahului. Admission to the sale and lecture is free. For more information, call 249-2798 or visit mnbg.org.
Free 'how to' workshop for caregivers
Maui Adult Day Care Centers and the Maui County Office on Aging will present a free caregiver workshop, "Hands on How to Transfer . . . A Course for Caregivers," from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday in Hale Mahaolu Elima Community Hall.
Ted Anderson, with Venture Physical Therapy, will present on learning proper body mechanics and safe transferring; sit to stand; wheelchair to chair; lying down to sitting; and safe ways to help a loved one walk.
The workshop is open to the public. No reservations needed. Certificates of attendance will be available for professionals. Breakfast will be provided for those attending.
Complimentary care can be provided for an elderly loved one. Call in advance to arrange.
Hale Mahaolu Elima Community Hall is located at 11 Mahaolu St. in Kahului. For more information, call 871-5804.
Park superintendent to speak at meeting
Natalie B. Gates, superintendent of Haleakala National Park with the National Park Service, will be guest speaker at the 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. meeting of the Rotary Club of Kahului on Monday at Cafe O'Lei at the Dunes at Maui Lani.
Gates will share her knowledge, experience and thoughts about Haleakala National Park and its significance to Maui. She will discuss current issues of management importance and offer insight into issues on the horizon.
The public is invited. The cost for lunch is $20, or a $5 program fee. Information about speakers and club service projects can be found at www.kahuluirotary.org. For more information, call the club's president, Anders Lyons, at 463-4192.
Hoarding topic of discussion at meeting
Gylian Solay will address the subject of hoarding at the regular meeting of the Kula AARP Chapter on Monday at the Kula Community Center. The meeting begins with refreshments at 9 a.m., followed by the program at 9:30 a.m.
Solay will describe the difference between people who collect things and those who are hoarders, according to an announcement.
The meeting is open to the public, and no reservations are necessary. Members and guests are encouraged to bring food for the Maui Food Bank.
For information, call Diane Logsdon at 878-3448.
Men's training adventure set in Keanae
The Men's New Warrior Training Adventure, presented by the ManKind Project of Hawaii, will take place from Friday to Sunday at YMCA Camp Keanae.
Exact times vary, but the activity will take place from 5 p.m. Friday to 4 p.m. Aug. 24, according to an announcement.
For more information, or to enroll, call 250-5554.
Workshop will focus on multiculturalism
The Mankind Project of Maui and Mental Health America of Hawaii-Maui are sponsoring a two-day workshop about multiculturalism in Hawaii and the world, called "Isms and Issues" on Tuesday and Wednesday at St. John's Church in Kula.
The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to approximately 3 p.m. Wednesday. Instructors are Rick Broniec of Vista, Calif., and Henry Thurman of Milwaukee. The workshop is limited to 30 participants.
Multicultural education addresses the need to be at ease with the rich tapestry of human life, according to an announcement.
The fee for the two days of training is $175. There is a $75 deposit to reserve a seat. St. John's Church is at 8992 Kula Highway. To register, call 242-6461. Payment may be made online at hawaii.mkp.org.
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.
Pre-sale plate lunch tickets available
An 'Ahahui Ka'ahumanu rummage sale on Aug. 30 will offer diverse items ranging from home-baked goods and shoyu-chicken plate lunches to homemade snacks and gently used clothing, toys and household items.
'Ahahui Ka'ahumanu Chapter IV Wailuku will host the rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hale Nanea in Kahului. Event proceeds will benefit the chapter's scholarship fund. Pre-sale plate-lunch tickets at $7 each are available by calling 264-9385.
The 'Ahahui Ka'ahumanu is a Hawaiian women's society with more than 500 members in nine chapters statewide. Its mission includes promoting Native Hawaiian language, history, culture and traditions. The Wailuku chapter, formed in 1923, has more than 100 members. They wear the society's signature regalia of black mu'u, hat, gloves and shoes, plus gold lei hulu, or feather neck garlands.
Hale Nanea is in the Kahului Harbor vicinity. From Hobron Avenue, turn right onto Amala Place and then turn left (at a small "Hale Nanea" roadside sign) across from the VIP Cash 'n' Carry parking lot. Drive along a short gravel road and through a gate into a large, fenced parking lot.
For more information, call Carol Lee Kamekona at 264-9385.
Event to benefit scholarship fund
Soroptimist International of Maui is hosting its second annual Wine and Dine event in partnership with Makena Beach and Golf Resort from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 6 at the resort. Wines will be paired by a sommelier with fine cuisine along with entertainment and the opportunity to take home a wine-themed gift basket.
Proceeds will benefit local scholarship programs offered each year, including the Women's Opportunity Award and the Sharon Okumura Nursing Award.
Tickets are $75, and table sponsorships are available for $500. Tickets are available online at www.simaui.org or by calling 227-0499.
Soroptimist is a global women's organization whose members volunteer to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.
Lions to volunteer Saturday at school
The Kahului Lions Club will sponsor a work day from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Kahului Elementary School.
The club will be joined by other Lions clubs on the island to repair the outdoor stage and trim trees.
In doing this project, the Kahului Lions Club will be the recipient of a grant from the Weinberg Foundation in the amount of $10,000, according to a news release. This check will benefit Maui children in need of eye and hearing exams or who need eyeglasses or hearing aids not covered by their medical insurance, according to the release.