Picnic for Poki to feature Ho'opi'i
Richard Ho'opi'i will be the featured performer at Picnic for Poki at 11 a.m. Thursday at Ka'ahumanu Church in Wailuku.
Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions will host the event on the grounds of the historic church at 103 S. High St.
Ho'opi'i has been practicing the traditional Hawaiian art of leo ki'eki'e, or falsetto, for most of his life. In 1997, he and his brother, Solomon, were recipients of the National Endowment of the Arts Folk Heritage Fellowship.
The event is free. There will be fresh-baked cookies, coffee and water available. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch and lawn chair or mat.
Free workshop will focus on Medicare
The following free workshops to assist Medicare beneficiaries will take place at locations throughout Maui: from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at Christ the King Church in Kahului and 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 26 at Wailuku Community Center.
Volunteers will be available to review your plan and answer questions. Assistance is on a first-come first-served basis.
For more information, call (888) 875-9229.
Annual Harvest Fest happening Saturday
Kula Elementary School will host its 25th annual Harvest Fest fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the school.
Festivities will include food, a silent auction, crafters and children's activities.
Entertainment will include performances by Maui Kane, Benny Uyetake and the Kalama Selects, Christy Fell, Wild Rose, Brenton Keith and his Bag O' Tricks, Maui Tumblers and kumu hula Joy Salvador and Halau Kealahinano'opuna, and Mohala Kailiko.
Admission is free.
The school is also seeking volunteers to work two-hour shifts throughout the day.
Anyone interested in volunteering is asked to call Des Santiago at 357-8960.
For more information about the event, visit www.kulaharvestfest.blogspot.com.
Murawski to speak at AAUW meeting
Ceremonialist and shaman healer Marybeth Murawski will be the guest speaker at the American Association of University Women meeting Saturday at Waterfront Restaurant at Ma'alaea Harbor Shops.
The business meeting begins at 10 a.m., followed by the speaker at 11 a.m. and lunch at noon.
The public is invited.
Attendees are asked to RSVP by calling AAUW President Cheryl Bergman at 244-1850.
Rezents to lead free tree conference
Maui Outdoor Circle will present its second annual Malama the Trees conference on Saturday at University of Hawaii Maui College's Noi'i Science Building. The conference is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Arborist Ernie Rezents will lead this free educational conference. Topics will include tree selection and planting, parking lot shade strategies, proper tree pruning, safety procedures and equipment.
For more information, call 879-9169.
VW drivers invited on Sunday cruise
Volkswagen owners are invited to participate in a cruise on Sunday. Participants are asked to meet at the War Memorial Stadium parking lot at 9 a.m. The cruise will begin at 9:30 a.m.
The tentative route will take drivers from Wailuku to Lahaina Cannery Mall, then to Pi'ilani Village Shopping Center in Kihei.
Participants are asked to arrive with a full tank of gas, car insurance and a driver's license. They must also bring their own food or purchase food at one of the stop locations.
For more information, call 875-0997.
Ag Work Day set for Saturday at LHS
Lahainaluna High School's Agriculture Department will host its Ag Work Day from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the school farm.
Teachers, students, alumni and community volunteers are invited to help make improvements to the farm, including weeding, planting, mulching and general maintenance.
Garden tools and water will be provided. Volunteers are asked to wear shoes and to park in the school's student parking lot. Students will assist volunteers with directions to the farm.
For more information, call Keith Ideoka at 662-4000, ext. 293.