Author Neal will talk to Rotary Club
Mental health therapist and author Toby Neal will present a program titled "Straw into Gold: Turning Life Experience into Story" at the Kahului Rotary Club meeting from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday at the Cafe O'Lei at The Dunes at Maui Lani.
Neal is the author of the Lei Crime Series of mystery novels and works in private practice. She will talk about having the courage to follow one's dreams and the principles of successful writing, including daily practice, effective feedback, gathering a team, finding inspiration and marketing using social media.
Cost of lunch is $20, or there's a $5 program fee.
Talk to focus on hemp solutions
Steven Trueblood will present a talk titled "Hemp: Potential Reasons For Legalizing and Promoting Commercial Hemp Production on Maui" at 7 p.m. Monday at Pukalani Community Center's poolroom annex.
Trueblood will discuss his research on and vision for making hemp a viable agricultural pursuit on Maui. He will discuss hemp conversion rates for biodiesel and ethanol fuels, hemp construction products and hemp for potential cottage industries in Maui.
This free event is hosted by Upcountry Sustainability and is open to the public. For more information, call 573-9260 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pizza fundraiser to help Haiku School
Haiku School will hold a benefit at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Flatbread Co. in Paia.
A portion of all pizza sales that evening will be donated to the school. Money raised will help fund the school's 5th-grade class trip to the Big Island.
The benefit will also feature a silent auction.
Lindamood-Bell programs explained
Lindamood-Bell Maui Center Director Erica Knapp will speak about the underlying sensory and cognitive skills needed for language and literacy success from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Montessori School of Maui in Makawao.
Attendees will learn about Lindamood-Bell's programs, and also be entered in a raffle for a free evaluation.
To register or for more information, call 214-6945.
Rotary Club to hear about volunteering
Wendy Stebbins, coordinator for the County of Maui Volunteer Center, will speak at the Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mulligan's on the Blue in Wailea.
Stebbins will talk about volunteer opportunities on Maui, Lanai and Molokai.
A buffet lunch will be available from 11:30; cost is $16.
For more information, call 283-3785.
Talk will discuss internship program
Kuhea Paracuelles, park ranger and internship coordinator at Haleakala National Park, will speak the Rotary Club of Maui meeting at noon Thursday at the Leis Family Class Act Restaurant at the University of Hawaii Maui College.
Paracuelles will discuss the park's internship program for high school and college students, and related topics.
Paracuelles previously served as Maui County environmental coordinator and outreach specialist for the Kaho'olawe Island Reserve Commission. She is involved in the Community Work Day Program, Maui Nui Botanical Gardens and the Maui Roi Round-up. She is also a writer and voice of the Malama Maui Nui radio program on KPOA.
Cost is $20. The public is welcome.
For more information, send email to Rotary Club of Maui President Brian Moto at email@example.com.
Sanctuary to hold benefit garage sale
The Hawaii National Marine Sanctuary Foundation and the Sanctuary Volunteers will host a garage sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the sanctuary's Kihei site, located at 726 S. Kihei Road.
All proceeds will be used to support the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary's Maui programs.
Class of '77 to hold 35-year reunion
The Makawao School Class of 1977 will hold its 35-year reunion at 6 p.m. Oct. 20 at Tiffany's Bar & Grill in Wailuku.
Spouses and guests are welcome to attend.
To confirm attendance, contact Lynette Franco (Kaona) at 264-5660 or Glen Hanzawa at 269-7369.