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Parent night set at LHS for 8th-graders

A parent night for current West Maui 8th-graders will be held at Lahainaluna High School beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Samuel Kamakau Library.

The purpose of the meeting is to provide information to parents of current 8th-graders at Lahaina Intermediate and Sacred Hearts schools who will be entering Lahainaluna High School as freshmen in the fall.

The meeting will assist parents in understanding Lahainaluna’s curriculum and program offerings and assist in the planning of their child’s class schedule for next school year.

Topics to be covered include school policies and expectations and graduation requirements as well as course requirements and offerings.

Staff representatives from various departments and pathways will share highlights about their curricula. Information on new program offerings will also be given.

Registration materials are to be distributed to 8th-graders at Lahaina Intermediate on Thursday. Students from Sacred Hearts School will receive their registration materials Friday. A campus tour for 8th-graders is scheduled for Friday

For more information, call school Registrar Barbie Otomo at 662-3979, ext 244.


Growing a club subject of presentation

Wendy Hornack, Maui membership chairwoman for Rotary District 5000, will speak at the 7:30 a.m. breakfast meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise Wednesday at the Five Palms Restaurant at the Mana Kai Maui Resort in Kihei.

Hornack will share information with members and guests regarding “How to Grow Your Club.” Hornack is the current president of the Rotary Club of Upcountry.

Utilizing tools and ideas from Rotary International’s Ignite Program, she and members of her club have inducted eight new members into the Upcountry Club since July. Hornack will share updates on membership data and ideas for growth.

The cost of the breakfast is $22. The meeting is open to the public.

For more information, call Secretary Joanne Laird at 757-0981 or go to www.kiheirotary.org.


Watershed partnership joins campaign

East Maui Watershed Partnership has joined #GivingTuesday, a social media effort to harness the collective power of charities, families, business and individuals to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.

On Tuesday, #GivingTuesday will use social media in an effort to create a national moment around the holidays dedicated to giving.

EMWP is using #GivingTuesday to help raise awareness on how local communities can support the work it does protecting the watershed by either volunteering time or offering monetary donations.

For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, go to www.givingtuesday.org.


The Merwin Conservancy topic of talk

Jason Denhart, a Kihei Wailea Rotary Club member and director of The Merwin Conservancy, will speak at the 12:15 p.m. meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea on Wednesday at Mulligans on the Blue.

Denhart will discuss the conservancy’s nonprofit mission to conserve, preserve and protect The Merwin Palm Collection – the third largest collection of palms on the planet.

The meeting is open to the public. The cost is $16, which includes lunch.


Day care for seniors to be discussed

Kathleen Couch, caregiver/program coordinator for the Maui Adult Day Care Centers, will be the guest speaker at the noon Thursday meeting of the Rotary Club of Lahaina in the Royal Terrace Restaurant at the Royal Lahaina Resort.

Couch will share information on aging and dementia as well as the services and support provided to day care clients and their caregivers.

The public is welcome, and a discounted luncheon menu is available.

For more information, call Club President Mila Salvadore at 268-1408.


Free workshops for caregivers offered

Maui Adult Day Care Centers and the Maui County Office on Aging invite the public to two free caregiver workshops in December.

Kathleen Couch, program coordinator for Maui Adult Day Care Centers, and Ruth Medeiros, caregiver for her husband, will present “A Family Affair,” a hands-on primer for providing care to an aging loved one.

Medeiros will discuss how she identified cognitive/physical changes in her husband’s health, day-to-day challenges, resources that help with his care, and the emotions and life of a caregiver.

Couch will discuss dementia behaviors and how to understand and honor the person you’re caring for while honoring your own needs as a caregiver, with tips for getting through the holidays.

The workshops will be presented as follows:

* 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Home Pumehana Hall on Molokai.

* 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Lahaina Hongwanji Mission, 551 Wainee St., Lahaina.

Light refreshments will be provided for attendees. Certificates of attendance will be available for professionals at both workshops. Complimentary care can be arranged for adults during the workshop in Lahaina by calling in advance.

For more information, call Couch at 871-5804.


Maui OnStage director to speak

Alexis Dascoulias, executive director of Maui OnStage at the historic Iao Theater and co-president of the Rotary Club of Kahului, will be the featured speaker at the noon meeting of the Rotary Club of Kahului on Monday at Cafe O’Lei at the Dunes at Maui.

Dascoulias will offer insight into producing and directing a musical at the theater.

The meeting is open to the public. The cost for lunch is $20 or a $5 program fee.

For more information, call 244-8680 or go to www.kahuluirotary.org


Volunteers sought for beach cleanup

Malama Maui Nui will hold its annual “Holiday Gift to Maui Nui” cleanup from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Kanaha Beach Park.

The event will focus on the removal of overgrown kiawe and litter, among other structure improvement projects. Volunteers should meet at the Ka’a Point parking lot at 8 a.m.

People who wish to help with the kiawe should bring leather work gloves and wear closed-toed shoes; items all volunteers should bring include refillable water bottles, reusable bags or buckets for collecting litter and protection from the sun.

People who wish to organize their own cleanup event or beautification project can contact Malama Maui Nui at 877-2524 or volunteer@cwdhawaii.org to reserve supplies and trash pickup service.


Mission to hold winter garage sale

Furniture, antiques, dishes, books, small appliances, crafts and clothes will be among the items on sale at Makawao Hongwanji Mission’s annual winter garage sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 1074 Makawao Ave., Makawao.

For more information, call 572-7229.


Plant and ceramics sale Saturday

The annual University of Hawaii Maui College Christmas Plant and Ceramics sale will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the UH-MC greenhouse and ceramics studio.

Students in Introduction of Horticulture have grown nine different varieties of poinsettias this year. There will be poinsettia baskets and color bowls as well as 6- and 4-inch pots. Other plants will also be for sale.

In addition, the beekeeping class will have fresh honey for sale made from the UH-MC agriculture beehives.

All proceeds from the sale benefit the agriculture and natural resources and ceramics programs. Both sales can be accessed by entering campus from Wahinepio Street, near the recycle area.


Gift collection for Angel Tree at mall

The holiday season kicks off Saturday at Lahaina Cannery Mall with the arrival of Santa and the mall’s Kahiau Angel Tree giving project donation drive in partnership with the Salvation Army’s Lahaina Outpost.

Volunteers will collect donations, gift cards and unwrapped gifts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be music and entertainment throughout the day.

For more information on Kahiau Angel Tree, call 281-4467.


Holiday Faire to be held Saturday

Haleakala Waldorf School is hosting a Holiday Faire from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday to benefit the school’s Tuition Assistance Program.

The event will feature hands-on traditional crafts such as beeswax candle-dipping, a silent auction, food, keiki activities, entertainment and more. There will be handcrafted items from more than 75 of Maui’s artists and artisans.

An online catalog for the silent auction can be viewed at www.silentauctionpro.com/onlineprogramguide.php?group=499&event=780.

The school is at 4160 Lower Kula Road in Kula.

For more information, go to www.waldorfmaui.org or call 878-2511.


3 authors to appear at book signings

Authors Toby Neal, Linda Ballou and Lorraine Brodek will appear for book signings and readings from 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 14 at Barnes & Noble in Lahaina.

Neal will read from and sign copies of “Blood Orchids,” the first book in her popular “Lei Crime” series, as well as “Unsound,” a suspense novel set on Haleakala, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Ballou is the author of “Wainani, A Voice from Old Hawai’i,” and Brodeck, is the author of the memoir, “A Nobody in a Somebody World.” Both women will be at Barnes & Noble from 1 to 4 p.m.

Brodeck will also be sharing her illustrated holiday children’s book, “The Tale of Peeky Peeper.”


Delaware Day Celebration Dec. 8

The annual Delaware Day Celebration on Maui will take place Dec. 8 starting at 4:30 p.m. at The Maui Theatre in the Old Lahaina Center, 878 Front St.

All those who have lived or worked in Delaware are invited to attend and share stories about their experiences in “The First State.”

For more information and to make a reservation, call First State Coordinator Adele Rugg at 879-9964.


Victorino elected supreme warden

Michael P. Victorino has been elected as supreme warden by the Supreme Council Board of Directors of the Knights of Columbus, headquartered in New Haven, Conn.

The Wailuku resident and Maui County Council member is the first member of the Knights of Columbus in Hawaii to serve as a supreme officer.

Victorino and his wife, Joycelyn, are parishioners at Saint Anthony’s Church in Wailuku.


Tree-lighting event set for Dec. 7

Maui’s Winery will host a tree-lighting ceremony from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 on the winery grounds in Ulupalakua.

The actual tree lighting will be at 6:15 p.m.

There will be caroling, holiday crafts for kids, treats, a sparkling wine toast and an outdoor showing of “Polar Express” at this free family event.

All attendees are asked to bring canned and nonperishable foods for the Maui Food Bank.


Vendors sought for Christmas Festival

Vendor applications are available for the Christmas Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 13 at 483 S. High St., Wailuku.

The event is a fundraiser for Unity Church of Maui and Soul Space Maui Renewal Center.

For a vendor application, call Rhonda Felix at 205-8302.


Ball will benefit financial aid fund

Maui Preparatory Academy will present its ninth annual Jingle Bell Rock ‘n’ Roll Ball on Dec. 13 at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua.

The cost is $245 per person, with proceeds going to benefit Maui Prep’s Financial Aid Fund. The school provides financial assistance to more than 40 percent of its students.

The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails and pupu while attendees circulate through the silent auction. Next up will be a dinner served by the Ritz’s staff in the hotel ballroom.

Participants will bid on an array of live auction packages (presented by auctioneer Warren Gibson of Warren & Annabelle’s Magic) and then dance to live music.

For more information, or to make a reservation, call Maui Prep at 665-9966.

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Author to discuss history of Makawao

Local author and historian Gail Ainsworth will share information about the history of Makawao during a 6:30 p.m. appearance Monday at Makawao Public Library. Attendees are invited to bring their Makawao history questions and stories for discussion.

Ainsworth is the author of “Maui Remembers: A Local History,” and “Discover Makawao: A Self-Guided Walking Tour.” She serves as vice president and historian of the Makawao History Museum, 3634 Baldwin Ave.

For more information on this free program, call the library at 573-8785.


Holocaust memorial project topic of talk

Judith Elam, the daughter of two German-born Holocaust survivors, will give a video and photo presentation about the Holocaust memorial project she and a group from Germany have been involved with at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Beit Shalom, 634 Alulike St., Kihei.

Elam’s trip to Germany will be featured. She will share how this journey and the people she met have changed her life.

Elam was recently featured in the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag and has given presentations in Maui schools.

Admission is free; no RSVP is required. For more information, call 874-5397.


Zumbathon set at community center

Rayo’s Latin Fitness will host its sixth annual Dance for Tots Zumbathon on Tuesday at the Wailuku Community Center.

Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. for registration, and the event will begin at 5:30 p.m.

There is a $5 ticket donation in advance – $10 on the day of the event.

Participants are asked to bring an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. Door prizes will be awarded.

For more information, or to make a prize donation, call Rayo McPhee at 385-2549 or email rayozumba@yahoo.com.


Maui author will sign books on Sunday

Bestselling mystery author Toby Neal will appear at a book signing from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Friends of the Library Bookstore in Queen Ka’ahumanu Center. Neal will sign copies of “Unsound,” a suspense novel set on Haleakala.

Raised on Kauai, Neal is a longtime Maui social worker and therapist whose love of Hawaii and experience observing human behavior inspire her books. Her eight-book “Lei Crime” series, which has sold nearly half a million copies worldwide, follows the personal struggles and crime-solving adventures of a troubled female police officer as she investigates mysteries around the state.

For information about the book signing, call Friends of the Library at 877-5207.

For more information about the books, visit tobyneal.net.


Christmas tree sale to benefit 2 schools

Paia Elementary and Kalama Intermediate schools will sell Christmas trees from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Paia Elementary School campus.

There will be noble fir and grand fir trees available. The 5- to 7-foot trees will be shipped refrigerated from Oregon. The cost is $55 for pre-orders and $65 if purchased on the day of the fair.

To order online, go to www.paiaschoolpta.com or www.kalamaschool.com.

A holiday festival with food, entertainment and vendors will be going on at the time of the tree pickup.

For more information, call Paia school at 579-2100 or Kalama Intermediate at 573-8735.


‘Being with Dying’ subject of gathering

Doorway into Light, a nonprofit organization on Maui, will hold its monthly gathering “Being With Dying” at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Temple of Peace in Haiku.

Now in its seventh year, this free event is for people who are dying, their families, the grieving, caregivers to the dying and all who wish to explore their own approaching death.

The Rev. Bodhi Be, the executive director of Doorway Into Light, is facilitating the gathering.

For more information, contact Be at bodhi@doorwayintolight.org or 573-8334.


Club will host Christmas celebration

The Italian American Club of Maui will host its annual Christmas celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Class Act Restaurant at University of Hawaii Maui College.

The Italian food luncheon is open to the public. The cost is $40 per person (including children). Reservations, along with a check payable to Italian American Club of Maui, are due by Nov. 30 to the IACM treasurer: Freeman “Kip” Bowley, P.O. Box 3048, Wailuku 96793.

In addition to the Italian luncheon, the club’s slate of officers will be installed. To keep in the spirit of the season, those interested are asked to bring a Santa gift exchange item (suggested value: up to $15).

For more information, call Diane Alba-Means at 280-8008 or visit www.italianamericanclubofmaui.com.


Shopping evening set at ocean center

Maui Ocean Treasures at Maui Ocean Center will hold its annual holiday shopping evening event from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. This event is free for the public to attend and will benefit the Hawaii Wildlife Fund.

Gift and food vendors, artists and crafters will have items available for purchase.

Entertainment will be provided by the King Kekaulike School Jazz Band and Tim Eleneki.

Maui Ocean Treasures Store will also be open, with everything in the store at 30 percent off (excluding Pandora).

The Reef Cafe will be open, with the bar offering holiday fare for sale. Sharpshooters photography will be on hand to take professional holiday family portraits for a fee. Aquarium exhibits will not be open.

There will also be a large gift basket door prize for those attending the event; no purchase is necessary.

Bring in a nonperishable food item for the Maui Food Bank food drive and get an additional entry for the door prize – one per food item up to five total.

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Gift collection at Fourth Friday

Catholic Charities Hawaii will be collecting unwrapped gifts for children, gift cards or movie coupons for teens, and monetary donations to be used for community members during the holidays from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 28 at Fourth Friday in Kihei at Azeka Mauka.

Each year, Catholic Charities Hawaii, in partnership with the LOKAHI Giving Project, local businesses and churches, collects and distributes Christmas gifts for more than 400 children in Maui County.

For more information, call Catholic Charities Hawaii at 873-4673.


Annual Turkey Run includes food drive

The fifth annual Maui Prep Turkey Run will begin at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday on the school’s campus in Napili. The 1.2-mile run/walk, sponsored by the Maui Prep cross country team, promotes fitness as well as a food drive for the Maui Food Bank.

The event is open to all students and parents, but students in the 3rd grade and under are asked to run/walk with their parents.

The top male and female finisher in each division will receive a turkey as a prize. Participants must bring two canned goods to donate to the Maui Food Bank. A waiver with a parent’s signature is required for students to participate.

Students and parents can register the day of the event at 3 p.m. For more information, email Keenan Reader at kreader@mauiprep.org.


School announces evacuation drill

Maui Waena Intermediate School will have a schoolwide evacuation drill from 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday. Students and staff will be walking to Kahului Community Center. For more information about this drill, call the school office at 727-4200.


Rotary club plans pau hana on beach

The Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise will host a pau hana sunset beach get-together on the lawn at Keawakapu Beach (adjacent to The Five Palms Restaurant in Kihei) from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

In lieu of the regular Wednesday morning breakfast meeting, club members will gather in this casual beach setting. All interested business professionals and their families are invited to attend and meet members of the Kihei Sunrise club.

“This is a great opportunity to network and get to know Rotary members in an informal and relaxed setting,” said Joanne Doell, president of the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise.

Those attending are asked to bring a pupu to share and their own beach chair and beverages. For more information, call Secretary Joanne Laird at 757-0981 or see www.kiheirotary.org.


Nominations sought for annual award

The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui is seeking nominations for its annual Nihon Bunka Award. The organization recognizes individuals each year for their excellence and contributions to the Japanese arts and/or culture and for their unselfish willingness to share their talents with the community.

Nominations are due by Dec. 5 to Lynn Araki-Regan at 1823 Wells St., Suite 2A, Wailuku 96793; via fax to 249-2872; or via email to lynn@araki-regan.com.

Winners will be honored at the Society’s Shinnen Enkai dinner Jan. 24 at Maui Beach Hotel.

For more information, call Araki-Regan at 244-6042.


Volunteers sought to judge senior projects

Lahainaluna High School is seeking community members to sit on panels for its annual Senior Project Day on Feb. 13. This activity has all of Lahainaluna’s seniors doing a project on a topic of interest to them.

The members’ responsibilities would include listening to and watching various students present their slide shows, asking questions of the students about their projects and judging how well each student performed. The deadline for volunteers to sign up is Dec. 15.

For more information, call Rudy Reed at 662-4000. Parking is available, and snacks will be served.


Museum is setting for Hawaiian Holidaze

Hawaiian Holidaze, a benefit for Maui Family Support Services Inc., will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 20 in the Bailey House Museum gardens.

The evening will include dinner, entertainment and a silent auction.

The museum will also be open from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., with a guided tour at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $45 for this 21-and-over event. A no-host bar will be available.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call Maui Family Support Services at 242-0900 or the Bailey House Museum at 244-3326.


Makahiki at Maui Tropical Plantation

The Po’ohala Project will present Maui Makahiki 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu. Admission is free.

The event is sponsored by the Hawaii Center for Food Safety, Maui Tropical Plantation, Hawai’i Farmers Union United-West Maui Mauna Kahalawai Chapter and the Po’ohala Project.

The entertainment lineup includes Hapa, Kamakakehau Fernandez, Makana, Leiohu Ryder and Marty Dread. The festival will feature makahiki lawn games for makua (parents) and opio (children).

There will also be a lei-making contest. In addition, there will be an exhibit tent featuring cultural exploration opportunities to see, touch, feel and taste.

The main event tent will have a farmers market featuring grown-on-Maui products.

Updated information can be found at www.mauimakahiki.com.


School will close for Thanksgiving holiday

Kamehameha Schools Maui will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday and Friday. The school will reopen Dec. 1

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10 Rotary clubs collecting food

For the 11th consecutive year, the 10 Rotary clubs on Maui will be involved in an islandwide food drive for the Maui Food Bank for two days before Thanksgiving, Saturday and Sunday.

Rotary Club members will be at entrance doors of Safeway in Kahului, Maui Lani, Lahaina and Kihei; Island Grocery Depot (formerly Cash ‘N Carry), Pukalani Longs, and Honokawai Times. Hours of the Rotary Gives Thanks Food Drive are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Rummage sale will include plate lunch

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary 3850 will present a rummage sale/chicken hekka plate sale and recycling drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, 1136 Uluniu Road, Kihei (behind Times Supermarket).

The $8 plate includes chicken hekka, rice, corn and a bottle of water.

For tickets or more information, contact Serina Souza at 359-4693 or pulelehuahoni@gmail.com.


Effort to help feed homebound seniors

Whole Foods Market Maui has begun a Feed 4 More campaign to help feed Maui homebound seniors.

Customers can make a donation at any register through Nov. 30. For every $10, Whole Foods Market will provide a pantry basket of spaghetti, marinara pasta sauce, organic apple sauce, organic rustic vegetable soup, white organic long grain rice, diced tomatoes, and sliced beets, black beans and cannellini beans.

With the help of Na Hoaloha volunteers, many frail elders and persons with disabilities will receive the baskets of food. Na Hoaloha is a nonprofit serving 350 frail kupuna with the help of 160 volunteers in Maui County.

“We are thrilled to partner with Na Hoaloha this holiday season to provide healthy, nutritious food to Maui’s beloved seniors,” said Elyse Ditzel, Whole Foods Market community marketing director. “We are grateful to Na Hoaloha’s dedicated team of volunteers and their service to help homebound kupuna remain independent and living in their own homes.”

To learn more about the Whole Foods Market Feed 4 More campaign, visit www.wholefoodsmarket.com. The website for Na Hoaloha is www.nahoaloha.org.


Christmas trees on sale at Holiday Faire

Upcountry Farm Specialities in Kula will hold its annual Holiday Faire featuring fresh Christmas trees and holiday gifts on three weekends in November and December.

Customers can choose their own fresh Christmas tree, which will be cut for them. Sale items will include fresh-from-the-farm jams, jellies, dressings and syrups, along with gift baskets, crafts and home-baked treats.

The faire will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 29 and 30 and Dec. 5, 6, 13 and 14.

Upcountry Farm Specialities is located at 51 Calasa Road, which is the first driveway across from the Kula Fire Station.

For more information, call 878-1468.


Group will plant seedlings at Auwahi

The Maui Restoration Group will lead a hike to the Auwahi district on the slopes of Haleakala from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday to return seedlings of rare Hawaiian trees back to their native homes. The group will meet at the Ulupalakua Ranch Store.

Due to the rough and steep terrain, boots must be worn that cover the ankle. Some extra boots may be available. Layered clothing, rain gear, two liters of water, lunch, sunscreen and a hat are suggested for participants.

Volunteers interested in planting halapepe and kauila seedlings and rebuilding Hawaiian forests are asked to RSVP by contacting auwahi@yahoo.com.


Film projects on Maui topic of talk

Tracy Bennett, the new director of the Maui County Film Office, will speak at the Kiwanis Club of Maui’s noon meeting Thursday at Cary and Eddie’s Hideaway Restaurant and Lounge in Kahului.

Bennett will speak about current activities, goals and projects that the film office is working on.

The meeting is open to the public, and visitors are welcome. Lunch is $12.

For more information, call Kathy Anderson at 357-8877.


Hawaiian ensemble to perform concert

The Lahaina Restoration Foundation will welcome back Kamehameha Schools Maui Hawaiian Ensemble for its free monthly concert in front of Baldwin Home Museum at the corner of Dickenson and Front streets in Lahaina from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

The Kamehameha Schools Maui Hawaiian Ensemble is composed of students who share the Hawaiian culture through mele, hula and oli. Students learn an extensive repertoire of Hawaiian songs, dances and chants. They have performed on Maui and Oahu and in New Zealand and Tahiti.

Limited seating is provided; blankets, mats and low beach chairs are welcome on the lawn.

This ongoing Hawaiian Music Series program is supported by the Hawaii Tourism Authority and the County of Maui Office of Economic Development. For more information, call 661-3262 or visit lahainarestoration.org/events.


Degree-in-3 program subject of meetings

The University of Hawaii Maui College will hold two informational meetings Thursday on its Degree-in-3 program.

The meetings will be from noon to 1 p.m. in Ka’a’ike building Room 210, and from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Ka’a’ike building Room 109.

The program is designed to accommodate the schedule of nontraditional students by offering a combination of evening, online and cable TV classes toward completion of an associate degree in the liberal arts.

Topics to be covered include the application process, program requirements, financial aid and information about student support services.

For more information, call Linda Fujitani at 984-3226.


Alternative Christmas Market in Keokea

An Alternative Christmas Market for people who want to make charitable donations as alternative Christmas gifts for family and friends will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 7 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Keokea.

More than 20 local, national and international charities will be represented at the event.

The church is at 8992 Kula Highway, across the highway from Keokea Park.

For more information, call Jean Fiddes at 878-1485 or visit www.stjohnsmaui.org.

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Biodiesel industry expert to speak

Bob King, principal founder and president of Pacific Biodiesel Technologies, will speak about “The Truth About Using Biodiesel” from 4 to 6 p.m.

Wednesday in Laulima Building, Room 225, on the University of Hawaii Maui College campus.

Pacific Biodiesel Technologies is partnering with the Sustainable Living Institute of Maui to present the class. It will include information on how to switch various diesel-powered equipment to biodiesel or biodiesel blends, advancements in fuel quality, why warranty issues are no different from current petroleum-based concerns and the benefits of biodiesel.

This event is free and open to the public. Questions and issues may be submitted in advance to Beth Mathias at bmathias@biodiesel.com.

For more information, contact 984-3502 or mvstephe@hawaii.edu.


Volunteers sought for community day

The Kaho’olawe Island Reserve Commission will be opening the gates to its eight-acre Kihei Boat House property from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday for its Kako’o ia Kaho’olawe community day.

All are welcome and encouraged to bring gloves, closed-toe shoes, water bottles (which KIRC will refill) and sunblock.

Free lunch will be provided by Vineyard Food Co.

Hundreds of Maui residents and visitors have volunteered their time at the future site of KIRC’s Kumeheu hiking trail, native plant nursery and traditional hale projects, all made possible with grant support from the Atherton Family Foundation, Hawaii Tourism Authority and Hawaii Community Foundation.

“Our Kihei site is the first point of contact for all community volunteers accessing Kahoolawe, as it is where our vessel – the ‘Ohua – is housed,” said KIRC Executive Director Mike Naho’opi’i. “Cultivating the area responds to a strong demand for information and shared experiences for those that cannot commit to the four-day volunteer restoration access trips on-island. We see this as an important step in strengthening understanding of and connection to Kahoolawe for all residents and visitors.”

Volunteers may enter the Kihei Boat Ramp parking lot and look for the KIRC’s blue Kaho’olawe banner, where they can enter the property and park.

For developing details, follow the KIRC at facebook.com/KircMaui. Learn more about the KIRC at kahoolawe.hawaii.gov.


Harvard Club plans dinner meeting

The Harvard Club of Maui will hold its annual dinner meeting at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Mauka Pavilion of the Wailea Point condominiums, 4000 Wailea Alanui Drive. All existing and prospective members are invited. For details or to reserve a space, email club Treasurer Maury Davenport at mauryd221@msn.com.


Smart meters are topic of KCA forum

The Kihei Community Association will present a forum at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Kihei Charter Middle School about the pros and cons of electric smart meters and their use in a Maui Meadows pilot project this year.

The panel will consist of John Cole of the University of Hawaii-Manoa’s Hawaii Natural Energy Institute and Maui Electric Co.’s Mahina Martin in support of smart meters. Two unaffiliated citizens – Debra Green, an energy health and environment consultant, and retired electrical engineer Richard Billman – will speak in opposition of smart meters.

The meeting agenda will also include a vote for the 2015 KCA board of directors.

Attendees are invited to arrive at 6 p.m. for refreshments and talk story. Nonperishable food donations will be accepted for KCA’s Maui Food Bank drive.

For more information, go to www.gokihei.org or call (508) 499-9996.

Kihei Charter Middle School is at 41 E. Lipoa St.


Maui author will speak at meeting

Author, playwright and Maui native Wayne Moniz will speak at the 12:15 p.m. meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea on Wednesday at Mulligans on the Blue.

Moniz has written 14 plays and three books. His most recent book is titled “Pukoko: A Hawaiian in the American Civil War.” He will be sharing his writings with the club.

The cost is $16 including lunch. The public is welcome.


Campaign benefits Make-A-Wish

Macy’s has embarked on its seventh annual “Believe” campaign benefiting Make-A-Wish.

Now through Dec. 24, “Believers” can bring their stamped letters to Santa to Macy’s at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center. For each letter received, Macy’s will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish, up to $1 million, to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Customers can also visit macys.com/believe – online or via mobile device – to email their letter to Santa.

Since 2006, Macy’s “Believe” campaign has garnered support and participation from customers across the country, resulting in more than $8.7 million donated to Make-A-Wish, according to a news release.


Planning meeting for graduation

A King Kekaulike High School 2015 Project Graduation planning meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the staff dining room at the school.

Campus entry is through the Haleakala Highway gate. Volunteers are being sought.

For more information, call chairperson Kris Musto at 870-0553.


Pukalani Community Association to meet

William Greenleaf of Greenleaf Farms, Gale Notestone of Find Us 91 Maui and the Rev. Cris South from A Cup of Cold Water will speak the the 6 p.m. quarterly meeting of the Pukalani Community Association on Tuesday in the Hannibal Tavares Center’s downstairs meeting room. For more information, call 269-8014 or go to www.pukalanicommunity.com.


LHS Foundation will host meeting

Lahainaluna High School Foundation will host its annual meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Samuel M. Kamakau Library at Lahainaluna High School.

The LHSF business meeting will follow at 6 p.m.

Members of the West Maui community are welcome to attend to hear the latest news on the various projects and programs facilitated by LHSF.

The meeting will feature the president’s report and the executive director’s report.

For more information on the meeting, call LHSF Executive Director Jeff Rogers at 661-5332 or 214-2839.


College degrees topic of presentation

Bachelor’s and master’s degree opportunities available on Maui will be discussed during a presentation hosted by the University of Hawaii Center at the University of Hawaii Maui College campus at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Laulima Building, Room 214.

The session will cover requirements for a variety of degree programs as well as the application process. It will include an opportunity to ask questions about UH distance programs in an informal face-to-face environment.

Degree programs currently available include master’s degrees in business administration, information and library science, human resource management and social work; post-baccalaureate teaching certificates in secondary or special education; and bachelor’s degrees in social sciences, justice administration, accounting or interdisciplinary studies, among others.

For more information, contact the University of Hawaii Center, Maui, at 984-3525 or uctrmaui@hawaii.edu.


Flatbread sales will benefit preschool

Flatbread Co. will hold a benefit from 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday for Kansha Preschool.

The Paia restaurant will donate a portion of all flatbread sales, dine-in or take-out, during these hours.

The preschool is also having a silent auction from 5 to 8 p.m. Bidders must register at the door to participate and may elect to “Buy It Now” at the listed price.

Kansha Preschool is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. It is in the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center at 3 Go For Broke Place off Kahului Beach Road. Proceeds from the benefit will go toward program operations.

For more information, contact 242-5437 or kanshapreschool@gmail.com.


Arakawa to speak at Rotary meeting

Mayor Alan Arakawa will make a presentation at the 7:30 a.m. breakfast meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise Wednesday at the Five Palms Restaurant at the Mana Kai Maui Resort in Kihei.

Arakawa was recently re-elected to his third term as Maui County mayor. He will address events and issues in Maui County during his talk.

The cost of the breakfast is $22. The public is invited. For more information, call Secretary Joanne Laird at 757-0981 or see www.kiheirotary.org.


Rotary clubs to host ‘Friend-Raiser’

Maui residents are invited to attend a “Friend-Raiser” hosted by the three West Maui Rotary clubs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Royal Lahaina Resort.

The Rotary clubs will provide complimentary pupus, and there will be a no-host bar with happy hour prices until 6 p.m.

The three sponsor clubs are the Rotary Club of Lahaina, the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise and the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset.

“Our goal is to meet some new friends,” says Liz May, co-president of the Lahaina Sunset Rotary Club. “And to thank those who’ve done so much to help Rotary serve the community in West Maui.”

To attend the “Friend-Raiser,” RSVP to Rotary Lahaina Sunset Co-President Jim Fahnestock at 214-5282.


Silent auction for girls soccer team

King Kekaulike High School Girls Varsity Soccer will be hosting a silent auction at Maui Mall from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Auction items include hotel stays, gift baskets, restaurant, grocery and activity gift cards and more. Donations are also being accepted. For more information, call Kris Musto at 870-0553.

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‘Celestial Toolkit’ topic of reading

Bonnie Wharton will read from a chapter of her latest book, “The Soul’s Celestial Toolkit: Did You Know You Have One?” and talk with the audience Saturday at the Marriot Courtyard Maui in Kahului. Wharton will appear in Haleakala I from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

The Hawaii resident is a clairvoyant, spiritual teacher and lecturer with 40 years of experience doing spiritual work, according to an announcement.


Baisa to give county update at meeting

Gladys Baisa, chairwoman of the Maui County Council, will be the featured speaker at the regular meeting of Kula AARP chapter Monday at the Kula Community Center. The meeting begins with refreshments at 9 a.m., followed by the program at 9:30 a.m.

Baisa will bring attendees up to date on happenings in Maui County.

The meeting is open to the public. No reservations necessary. Members and guests are encouraged to bring food donations for the Maui Food Bank.

For more information, call Diane Logsdon at 878-3448.


Holiday gift show at Lahaina Yacht Club

The Lahaina Yacht Club Boomvangers’ semi-annual holiday gift show will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Lahaina Yacht Club, 835 Front St., Lahaina.

This event benefits the Boomvangers’ (ladies auxiliary) keiki programs: Keiki Christmas, scholarships and junior sailing.

The event is open to the public. Gift items will include jewelry, pickles and jams, bath and body products and clothing.

For more information, contact mummum2bella@aol.com.


BHS Class of ’79 planning reunion

The Baldwin High School Class of 1979 will celebrate its 35th reunion at 7 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Watercress Sports Bar & Grill in Wailuku.

The cost is $20 per person in advance or $25 per person at the door.

RSVP by Thursday to Randy Ginoza at 357-1495.

A planning meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Watercress Sports Bar & Grill. For more information, call Ginoza.


Pre-season shopping at St. Joseph fair

St. Joseph Parish and Early Learning Center will present a Christmas craft fair from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the parish gym at 1294 Makawao Ave., Makawao.

Local vendors and crafters will have items available for the gift-giving season. As an extra treat, Santa will visit at 11 a.m.

An array of ethnic foods will be available for purchase. There will also be entertainment and baked goods for sale. St. Joseph Parish malassadas will be featured, as well its Heavenly Blend Coffee by Maui Coffee Roasters.


Event at mall to benefit schools

Lahaina Cannery Mall will host I Love Lahaina, the second annual fundraiser to benefit all six schools in West Maui, on Friday and Saturday. This family-friendly community event will feature games, face painting, food booths, pony rides and a bouncy castle.

Event hours are 4 to 9 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Entertainment will be provided by Kealii Reichel, Kamaka Kukona, Mele Pono and Marty Dread. There will also be music performances and art displays by students. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on items from local restaurants, activity providers and merchants at the silent and live auctions.

All funds raised will be donated to all six West Maui schools (Sacred Hearts, Maui Preparatory Academy, King Kamehameha III, Princess Nahi’ena’ena Elementary, Lahaina Intermediate and Lahainaluna High School).

For more information, call 661-5304, visit www.lahainacannery.com or follow @LahainaCannery on Twitter or Facebook.


Hale Kau Kau topic of presentation

The Rotary Club of Maui will host Richard Hoang and Pinky Mendoza as guest speakers during its noon meeting Thursday in the Kahili Restaurant at the Kahili Golf Course in Waikapu.

Hoang and Mendoza will talk about the Hale Kau Kau program, its mission and program of work. Information about Hale Kau Kau’s upcoming events will also be shared.

Hoang is the new program director for Hale Kau Kau. He has been with the food and hotel industry for more than 20 years and has worked at several hotels on Maui. Mendoza is the development coordinator for Hale Kau Kau and gained her experience in food services when she owned her own food business in the Philippines for 13 years.

The cost of the meeting is $20, which includes lunch. The public is welcome.

For more information, contact Colleen Welty at president@rotaryclubofmaui.org.


Event for people affected by cancer

There will be a free get-together for cancer patients, survivors, family members and caregivers from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at The Mill House at Maui Tropical Plantation, 1670 Honoapiilani Highway, Waikapu.

This informative, experiential afternoon will include special musical guests, according to an announcement.

Cancer community volunteers are coordinating this nonsponsored event.


Rummage sale at mission in Kula

Kula Shofukuji Mission will have a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Clothing (including warm sweaters/jackets), shoes, toys, child walkers, dishes, purses, new afghans, tools (new and antique), books and more will be available for purchase.

The mission is located at 113 Puanani Place in Kula.


‘Kokua’ to lead health care talks

Makawao Public Library will present free Hawaii Health Connector open enrollment talk-story sessions at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 13. Attendees will learn how to apply for free or low-cost health care coverage with Adesina Ogunelese, a Hawaii Health Connector certified kokua. She will answer questions on Hawaii Health Connector plan selection and enrollment. Kokua are personal “assisters” and are independent from health insurance companies, according to a news release. For more information, call 573-8785.


Volunteers needed for sock drive

Socks for Seniors, an annual community service project collecting new socks to be distributed to elderly people in nursing homes around the holidays, is running its campaign through Christmas.

Coordinators near Wailuku are needed to help with collecting socks this year. Volunteers can host a sock drive.

People can sign up at www.socksforseniors.com/register.html.

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Veganism topic of free presentation

The Vegetarian Society of Hawaii will present a free lecture “Will Veganism Bring You Health, Wealth & Wisdom?” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Kaunoa Senior Center.

The speaker will be Anne Dinshah, co-author of “Powerful Vegan Messages” with her late father, H. Jay Dinshah, founder of the American Vegan Society.

She is also the author of many books and cookbooks.

Free refreshments will be served after the presentation.

For more information, call 385-2790 or send email to jerome.kellner@gmail.com.


Free classes for active or retired military

In honor of Veterans Day, active or retired military personnel can attend any UH Maui Fit class for free from Monday to Saturday.

The fitness center at the University of Hawaii Maui College offers more than 30 weekly fitness classes, including boot camp, Fly n Hi Fitness, freestyle core training, Zumba, yoga, Pilates and RIPPED, as well as open gym sessions.

The center is closed Tuesday in observance of Veterans Day. But on other days during the week, veterans can present their military ID or Form DD214 to attend a free class.

The class schedule can be seen at maui.hawaii.edu/studentlife/uh-maui-fit/. For more information, call 984-3434 or email uhmslife@hawaii.edu.

UH Maui Fit membership costs for the rest of the fall semester have been discounted by almost 50 percent. Fees are now $28 for UH-MC students, $38 for faculty, staff and those age 55 and older, and $45 for the public. Membership allows unlimited access to all UH Maui Fit classes. The drop-in fee for a single class is $5.


Wildlife refuge in Kihei subject of talk

Sonny Gamponia, volunteer at Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge in Kihei, will be guest speaker at the South Maui Chapter of AARP’s monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Monday at Kalama Heights Retirement Community in the upper-level activities room, 101 Kanani Road, Kihei.

Gamponia is a retired school teacher and has worked at Kealia Pond NWR for many years. He will speak about the history of the refuge and discuss the endangered wetlands birds and species found at the site. He will also identify volunteer opportunities at the refuge. Refreshments will be served. Attendees are asked to bring Box Tops for Education to the meeting for Kihei Elementary School. For more information, call Adele Rugg at 879-9964.


Fashion show and food drive at mall

GAP Factory Store and Banana Republic Factory Store at The Outlets of Maui in Lahaina will sponsor a Holiday Fashion Show at 5 p.m. Tuesday to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui and the Maui Food Bank. Attendees are asked to bring canned goods to the show.


Veterans council will sponsor picnic

Veterans, active military and their families are invited to a family-friendly Veterans Day picnic from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Kalama Park in Kihei. There will be food, entertainment and door prizes. The picnic is sponsored by the Maui Veterans Council.


Club to elect officers at potluck gathering

The Italian American Club of Maui will host a potluck dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Roselani Place, 88 South Papa Ave., Kahului. The potluck theme is Italian food. Attendees are asked to bring a dish that serves five or more people. The meeting agenda will include the election of 2015 officers. Additional nominees will be welcome at the meeting. The Italian heritage club invites people from any culture to join and attend meetings.

For more information, call Diane Alba-Means at 280-8008. To learn more about the club, visit www.italianamericanclubofmaui.com.


PV solar panel expert to lead workshop

Photovoltaic solar panel expert Stuart Zinner will give a three-hour workshop called “Maui Solar PV: What You Need to Know for Home or Business Installation” at 5:30 p.m. Monday at University of Hawaii Maui College in the Laulima building.

Zinner will cover PV equipment, tax incentives, Maui Electric Co. requirements, battery storage options, sizing for electrical use and energy efficiency possibilities to optimize a PV panel investment.

This workshop is offered by the Sustainable Living Institute of Maui at UH-Maui College. The fee is $69.

To register, call 984-3231 or register at edventuremaui.com (choose the career training dropdown menu, and “sustainable development”).

For more information, email mvstephe@hawaii.edu or call 984-3502.


Happiness to be discussed at symposium

The Seabury Hall Philosophy Club will present a symposium titled “When Can We Be Happy?” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the A’ali’ikuhonua’ Creative Arts Center on the Olinda campus.

The presenters in this gathering of student philosophers will include freshman Zoe Tezak, sophomore Cameron Burch, junior Kai Iinuma-Nakaaki and senior Sarah Armstrong. The student moderator will be Thomas Hayashi.

This Socratic-style exchange of questions and answers is open to the public. There is no admission charge.


Carter Center officer to speak at UH-MC

The Cerebral Cafe will present Barry Nickelsberg, chief development officer for The Carter Center in Atlanta, from 9:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Class Act Restaurant in the Pa’ina Building at University of Hawaii Maui College.

Nickelsberg will discuss the worldwide impact during the past 33 years of The Carter Center, and of former President Jimmy Carter. In addition to writing 28 books, winning the Nobel Peace Prize and working toward eradicating five tropical diseases, President Carter and The Carter Center have monitored 98 elections throughout the world, established mental health advocacy programs in the U.S. and in Liberia and worked to bring peace to the Middle East as well as to parts of Latin America and Asia.

Professor Willis Moore of Chaminade University will also present a video and discussion about Carter.

The program includes a three-course lunch and refreshments for a fee of $20 payable at the door. Reservations are necessary and may be made by emailing cerebralcafe55@aol.com.


‘Soul Jam Luau’ to benefit foundation

The African American Heritage Foundation of Maui will present its second annual “Soul Jam Luau” from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Lodge, 1136 Uluniu Road, Kihei.

Guest performers are Kamakakehau Fernandez, Kelly Covington, The Maui 8 Track Players and DJ Dr. Love.

Edward Murray will be the master of ceremonies.

A $35 donation to benefit the nonprofit’s yearly functions and scholarship fund includes dinner and door prizes. For tickets and other information, call 214-8572.


Musician will speak at Rotary meeting

Perry Springman, lead singer of Perry and the Poorboys, will speak at the 7:30 a.m. breakfast meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise on Wednesday at the Five Palms Restaurant at the Mana Kai Maui Resort in Kihei.

Perry and the Poorboys have played in churches and Christian schools in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and South America. Springman has recorded 10 albums; the latest CD, “Halfway Around,” was written and recorded with Ryan McAllister. In the past eight years, the band has inspired audience members to sponsor nearly 9,000 children living in poverty through the World Vision organization, according to a news release.

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.


Food and wine event a fundraiser for hui

Hui No’eau will present its eighth annual Wailea Food & Wine Celebration beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday in the Anuhea Room at Hotel Wailea. The evening will feature a silent auction and tastes by island chefs and vintners. Tickets are $150 per person (standard) and $250 per person (VIP). To purchase, call 572-6560. For more information, visit huifoodwine.weebly.com.


Deaf community topic of discussion

Beth King will speak about the deaf community on Maui at the 12:15 p.m. meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea on Wednesday at Mulligans on the Blue.

The cost is $16, which includes lunch. The public is welcome.


Treasure hunt a benefit for church

Unity Church will present a treasure hunt fundraiser at 4 p.m. Saturday. The hunt will begin in the county building parking lot on High Street in Wailuku. Teams of two or more, with vehicles, can expect to travel 10 miles and learn some Hawaiian language and culture along the way, according to an announcement. The treasure hunt will finish with dinner and awards. The cost to participate is $35 per couple. For more information, call 298-1636.

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‘Zip for the Trees’ event to raise funds

Skyline Eco-Adventures is hosting its fourth annual “Zip for the Trees” community event and fundraiser from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at its Haleakala course.

A special tour is $30 per person. An unlimited zipping for the day option is available for $50 per person.

All proceeds from each tour benefit The Children’s Justice Center, Hui Malama Learning Center and Maui Youth and Family Services.

Tours are open to the public ages 8 years old and up on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reservations are not required.

There will be live music, prizes and giveaways, horseback rides and food for purchase. Skyline employees and volunteers will be planting native trees and removing invasive species in a large-scale effort to restore native forest land.

For more information and to purchase tickets, see zipline.com/zip4thetrees or call 878-8400.


Kiwanis will host guest speaker

Dorothy Ghylin-Bennett, president and CEO of AleDor Services, will speak about education, human services, business, public relations and motivational speaking at the Kiwanis Club of Maui’s noon meeting Thursday at Cary & Eddie’s Hideaway Restaurant and Lounge in Kahului.

The meeting is open to the public and visitors are welcome. Lunch is $12.

For more information, call Kathy Anderson at 357-8877.


Moonlight Mele at Wailuku museum

The Maui Historical Society will present Moonlight Mele, featuring George Kahumoku Jr. & Friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Bailey House Museum in Wailuku.

There will be a beer and wine garden, arts and crafts, and a museum gift shop sale to benefit the Maui Historical Society.

Tickets are $20 for general admission and $10 for kamaaina.

For more information, call 244-3326 or email info@mauimuseum.org.


Donations sought for YMCA yard sale

The Maui Family YMCA is seeking donations for its yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon Nov. 15 in the YMCA parking lot, 250 Kanaloa Ave., Kahului. Items can be dropped off at the YMCA.


Discover Waldorf Day at Kula campus

Haleakala Waldorf School will present Discover Waldorf Day beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday on the Kula campus across from the Kula Post Office.

The tour is geared for adults. Attendees will get a glimpse of what children experience every day in the classroom, according to an announcement.

For more information, visit www.waldorfmaui.org or call 878-2511.


Roselani Place to celebrate 12th year

Roselani Place will host Senior Saturday Birthday Bingo and Community Open House from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday to celebrate its 12th year in business.

The community bingo event will be held at Roselani Place, 88 S. Papa Ave. in Kahului. Elena Lissone, formerly of Maui’s Baby Boomer Club, will be calling bingo.

Birthday cake and refreshments prepared by Roselani Place with be served. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each game played. Model apartments will also be open for viewing.

The event is free and is open to the public. However, seating is limited. Reservations are suggested. Call Diane Alba-Means at 871-7720 or email diane@roselaniplace.com


St. Rita Church announces sale

St. Rita Church in Haiku will hold its annual rummage and bake sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the parish hall at 655 Haiku Road.

Rummage items will include furniture, household items, clothing, jewelry and Christmas decor.

Plants and fresh produce will be a new addition this year. Also, Estrella’s award-winning homemade breads, pickled items, jellies and jams will be on sale.

For more information, call 575-2601.


Free lecture at massage school

Judith Aston will give a free lecture at the Maui School of Therapeutic Massage in Makawao from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Aston has been teaching movement, massage, fitness and ergonomics for over 50 years, according to an announcement.


Christmas Fair at St. Anthony Church

St. Anthony Church will present its Autumn Christmas Fair from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Marian Hall (cafeteria) in Wailuku.

There will be holiday gifts, handmade crafts, craft vendors, a country kitchen with pies, cookies, cakes and assorted baked goods, prepared foods, plants, fresh vegetables and lau lau. Boy Scout Troop 49 will be on hand to wash cars.


Service personnel to receive discount

For the month of November, the Maui Ocean Center is participating in the “Wave of Gratitude” program where U.S. police, fire, lifeguard and emergency medical services personnel receive 50 percent off general admission.

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Keiki can experience vehicles at UH-MC

Holoholo Ka’a 2014, a fundraiser for Hawaiian language immersion education programs, will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in the University of Hawaii Maui College parking lot (near the Maui Swap Meet location). Children ages 3-10 will enjoy interacting with a variety of vehicles from the community, including a firetruck, limo buses, a police car, a rubbish truck, a cement truck and many more vehicles.

The event is sponsored by Punana Leo o Maui preschool and the UH-MC Early Childhood Education program. A dollar donation is requested. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.


Private school plans open house

Doris Todd Christian Academy in Paia will have an open house at 8:15 a.m. Thursday. The public is invited to learn more about the preschool, elementary, middle and high school.

For more information, visit www.doristoddchristian.org or call 579-9237.


Luau will honor Veterans Day

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3850 will present its annual luau in honor of Veterans Day on Saturday at the VFW Hall, 1136 Uluniu Road, Kihei (behind Times Supermarket).

No-host cocktails will begin at 5 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $22 and include a Hawaiian-style dinner with rice, kalua pig, macaroni salad, poi, chicken long rice and squid luau. It also will include entertainment.

Proceeds from the luau help fund programs supported by the VFW post.

For tickets, contact Serina Souza at 359-4693 or email pulelehuahoni@gmail.com.


Alan Clements to speak in Makawao

“Spiritually Incorrect: An Evening with Alan Clements” will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Makawao Union Church Sanctuary, 1445 Baldwin Ave. in Makawao.

The event will benefit Burma Project USA , a nonprofit organization supporting freedom and democracy in Burma, according to an announcement.

Clements is an author, performing artist and former journalist in areas of conflict, including the former Yugoslavia during the final year of “ethnic cleansing.”

Although the show is comedic in nature, the overall goal is to raise awareness of the urgent necessity of reforming Burma’s military-drafted constitution, the announcement states.

Advanced reserved tickets are $23 or $30 cash at the door, if seats remain.

For reservations, email contact@worlddharma.com. Include name, phone number and number of tickets to be reserved.


Adult day care topic of presentation

Kathleen Couch, program coordinator for Maui Adult Day Care Centers, will speak at the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise 7:30 a.m. breakfast meeting on Wednesday in the Five Palms Restaurant at the Mana Kai Maui Resort in Kihei.

Couch will share information about dementia, the services Maui Adult Day Care Centers provides and how the centers are able to support caregivers at no cost.

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.


Open house planned at Olinda bird facility

The Maui Bird Conservation Center will hold its annual open house Saturday and Nov. 9 at the Olinda facility.

The center is a nonpublic facility that focuses on captive breeding and reintroduction of four critically endangered species of native Hawaiian birds.

The open house gives members of the public an opportunity to see these birds, which are rarely seen in the wild, and learn about conservation efforts.

Tours will be offered both days at 8 and 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Reservations are required.

The Maui Bird Conservation Center is located at 2375 Olinda Road.

For more information or to reserve a spot, call 572-0690.


Aging and day care subjects of talk

Kathleen Couch, program coordinator for Maui Adult Day Care Centers, will speak at the 12:15 p.m. meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea on Wednesday at Mulligans on the Blue.

Couch will be talking about aging, dementia, and the services Maui Adult Day Care Centers provide.

The cost is $16 including lunch. The public is welcome.