Myths of aging topic of talk Monday
Faith Gianan will discuss "myths of aging" at the noon meeting of the Rotary Club of Kahului on Monday at Cafe O'Lei at the Dunes at Maui Lani.
Gianan is the memory care coordinator at Roselani Place. She has managed the Alzheimer's unit there for the past four years and holds a Bachelor of Science in gerontology from the University of Southern California.
FAITH GIANAN, to discuss “myths of aging”
Gianan will share suggestions on ways for people to keep active as they get older and briefly discuss Alzheimer's disease and ways to prevent it.
The public is invited. The cost for lunch is $20; the program fee alone is $5. Information about speakers and club service projects can be found at www.kahuluirotary.org. For more information, call club President Robert Kawahara at 244-5531.
Waste management topic of presentation
Upcountry Sustainability will host a presentation on waste management at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Pukalani Community Center's pool room annex.
Kyle Ginoza, director of environmental management for Maui County, and Jennifer Chirico, executive director of the Sustainable Living Institute of Maui, will both present.
Chirico will cover the international perspective on current waste-management best practices, with a view toward sustainability.
Ginoza will describe Maui County's present waste-management landscape, its opportunities and proposed future projects.
Questions and discussion will follow the free presentation. For more information, call 573-9260.
Beach cleanup Saturday in Kihei
Maui Ocean Center will host a beach cleanup from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Sugar Beach and surrounding areas in Kihei.
Volunteers will meet at the Kealia Pond boardwalk and are advised to arrive with sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat.
The Community Work Day Program will provide gloves, trash bags, grabbers and vests.
The cleanup is open to everyone.
Dance academy offers four classes
The Aloha Ballroom Dance Academy is offering a new eight-week dance class series in waltz (level 1), merengue (level 1), bachata (level 1) and cha-cha (level 2).
Rita O'Connor will instruct every Wednesday evening in May and June from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Kihei Community Center. The cost is $35 for all classes or $10 for one evening. No partner is necessary.
Aloha Ballroom Dance Academy is a nonprofit organization. Visit www.alohaballroom.com or call 879-0055 for more information.
Class of '83 plans reunion in June
The St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School Class of 1983 will hold a 30th class reunion in June. For more information, contact Lorna Ramon at 280-5071 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maui author to share memoir
Author Danielle Marie Bergan will speak to the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise about her memoir, "It's Always Okay To Be Me: A Journey to Recovering Lost Hope," the story of a transsexual woman.
Bergan will make a presentation at the breakfast meeting at 7:30 Wednesday at the Five Palms Restaurant at the Mana Kai Maui Resort in Kihei.
The cost of the breakfast is $22. The public is invited. For more information, contact President Patty Hemmen at 280-8372 or visit the club's website at www.kiheirotary.org.
Lei-making craft to be presented
Malihini Keahi-Heath will present "May Day is Lei Day for Mothers Day" from 7:30 to 8 p.m. Friday on the Baldwin Home Museum lawn.
The presentation is part of the Lahaina Restoration Foundation's "Ha'ina Hou - Let the Story be Told" free monthly program.
The interactive demonstration will feature "haku and huli" lei-making. Keahi-Heath will teach participants how to create their own hairpiece and/or lei in the "braided (haku) or turn (huli)" style of lei-making
In addition, the candlelit tour of the Baldwin Home Museum will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. The museum is located on the corner of Front and Dickenson streets. The $7 fee includes admission to the Wo Hing Museum at 858 Front St. Children 12 and under accompanied by a paying adult are free.
For more information and a schedule of upcoming events, contact Lahaina Restoration Foundation at 661-3262 or visit www.lahainarestoration.org.
Didgeridoo workshop for the whole family
An introductory didgeridoo workshop with Wes (Forest) Hada will be presented at Makawao Library at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
Hada will discuss the background and history of the aboriginal Australian instrument, tell stories and demonstrate how to make and play the instrument. He also will invite audience members to play the didgeridoo.
The Maui Friends of the Library is sponsoring this free two-hour workshop.
All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Contact the library as soon as possible if a sign-language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed for these programs.
Makawao Public Library is located at 1159 Makawao Ave. For more information, call the library at 573-8785.
Arboretum manager to address Rotary
Martha Vockrodt-Moran, manager of the D.T. Fleming Arboretum, will be the featured guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Maui's noon luncheon Thursday.
The meeting is held at the Class Act Restaurant at the University of Hawaii Maui College. Cost is $20. The public is welcome.
D.T. Fleming Arboretum is Hawaii's oldest and largest native arboretum. Located in the Pu'u Mahoe cinder cone in Kanaio, the arboretum has more than 150 species of native flora, including many on the endangered list.
Vockrodt-Moran is the granddaughter of David Thomas Fleming, who established the arboretum in 1952 to preserve Hawaiian dryland forest trees and plants. She is a landscape designer and artist.
High school topic of presentation
Global Technology High School's Elaine Blasi will be guest speaker at the noon meeting of the Kihei Wailea Rotary Club on Wednesday at Mulligans on the Blue in Wailea. The college-preparatory high school is located in Wailuku. Blasi is head of school.
The cost, including lunch, is $16. The public is invited.
Resident receives college degree
James Douglas Camanse of Lahaina earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University following the fall semester.