New Year's party will benefit Hospice Maui
"Countdown to 2013," featuring Deja vu Band, Desiree Echalas-Toda and Sharon Zalsos, in addition to high-energy DJ dance music from the 1980s and 1990s, will take place from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Dec. 31 in Kamehameha Golf Club's Waikapu Ballroom.
Tickets are $60 each and include pupus, a complimentary drink and party favors. Proceeds will benefit Hospice Maui.
To obtain tickets or more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alernative energy to be topic of presentation
Leo Caires, general partner of Gen-X Energy Development LLC, will speak at the Kiwanis Club of Maui meeting at Cary & Eddie's Hideaway at noon Thursday. He will discuss alternative energy development on Maui.
The meeting is open to the public. Lunch is $12. For more information, call club Secretary Kats Anderson at 357-8877.
'Paia Gives' event slated for Saturday
Participating Paia businesses will support nonprofits and charities from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday during the sixth annual Paia Gives event. There will be special deals and giveaways.
Resort delivers gifts to children in need
Makena Beach & Golf Resort employee representatives Denis Torres and John Moses delivered more than 100 gifts to Maui Child & Family Services on Monday.
An annual tradition by the Makena property, the gifts donated by individual employees of the resort are distributed by the agency to children in need during the holiday season.
Jewish congregation hosts sunset fundraiser
The Jewish Congregation of Maui will host its third annual Shaloha Sunset Fundraiser from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday at the King Kamehameha Golf Club clubhouse.
The event will feature Maui's own Anuhea and her band, a silent auction and a three-course dinner with wine.
The cost is $150 for members and $180 for nonmembers. To make reservations, visit www.shalohasunset.org or call 874-5397.
Voices of Maui author to have book signings
Lahaina News columnist and author Norm Bezane has scheduled four book signings for gift giving for his new book "Maui for Millions: Remarkable People of Aloha."
Signings for the $10 book that includes profiles of 26 Mauians will be held at noon Thursday at the Rotary Club of Lahaina holiday luncheon at the Royal Lahaina Resort; on Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Friends Bookstore Wharf Cinema Center and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ka'anapali Beach Hotel Courtyard; and from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Friends Bookstore at the Queen Ka'ahumanu Center.
A new edition of the "Maui for Millions" book "Maui Christmas" will also be available.
Both books as well as Bezane's "Voices of Maui: Natives and Newcomers" are available at amazon.com.
Keiki to perform at Rotary meeting Thursday
The Napili Kai Foundation keiki will perform Thursday at the last Rotary Club of Lahaina meeting of the year.
The keiki, ranging from 6 to 18 years old, will perform three songs during the meeting from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Royal Lahaina Resort's Ocean Terrace restaurant. The NKF introduces children to dance, language, history, and arts and crafts of Polynesia.
Lunch may be purchased. For more information, contact Liz May at 721-5909.