VW drivers invited to island cruise
Volkswagen drivers are invited to gather for an island cruise on Sunday.
Motorists will meet at 8:45 a.m. at the War Memorial Complex parking lot, and the cruise will begin at 9:30 a.m.
The route is from Wailuku to Waikapu and then toward Kihei with a stop at the Piilani Village Shopping Center. Motorists will park nearest to Minit Stop at the parking lot.
The cruise will then continue on South Kihei Road, heading toward Lahaina. Motorists will turn onto Shaw Street to get to Front Street.
The final stop will be at host Paradise Grill's parking lot. VW enthusiasts who do not participate in the cruise are welcome to stop by, talk story and take pictures.
Permaculture expert will speak at college
Australian Permaculture Specialist Darren J. Doherty will present strategies in agricultural design and planning at 6 p.m. today. The free event is open to the public and will be in the new science building, Ike Le'a, on the University of Hawaii Maui College campus.
With 20 years of experience consulting with more than 1,600 properties in 44 countries, Doherty offers advice and examples of how to take a whole-systems approach to land management. He helps make permaculture profitable and productive, while "regenerating" the soil, according to a news release.
The Sustainable Living Institute of Maui, Susty Pacific, Roth Ecological Design International, The Asia-Pacific Center for Regenerative Design, Upcountry Sustainability, Regrarians and UH-Maui College are hosting the speaker.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 984-3502.
Old Wailuku Inn topic of presentation
Shelly Harris, whose parents own the Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono, will be guest speaker at the noon meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Maui on Thursday at the Hideaway Restaurant in Kahului.
She will talk about the historic bed and breakfast, which was built in the 1920s.
The meeting is open to the public, and visitors are welcome. Lunch is $12.
For more information, contact Kathy Anderson at 357-8877.
Council members to share new initiatives
Maui County Council Members Don Couch from South Maui and Don Guzman from Kahului will be guest speakers at the 6 p.m. meeting of the Italian American Social Club on Tuesday at St. Theresa's Hall in Kihei. The event will begin with a potluck dinner.
Each council member will give a brief summary of new initiatives for the year. They will also take questions from the guests in attendance.
The event is free and open to the public.
For further information, contact Don Tedesco at email@example.com or at 298-0970.
Sing along with Uncle Wayne at library
"Sing Along with Uncle Wayne," a free musical and educational program, will be presented at Kihei Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the children's area.
"Uncle Wayne" Watkins, an early childhood educator and musician, will inspire children to sing along and dance to the music as he strums his acoustic guitar. Watkins currently serves as director of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Children's Center.
Everyone is invited to attend this one-hour program, especially families with toddlers and preschoolers. 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.
Kihei Public Library is at 35 Waimahaihai St. For more information, call the library at 875-6833.
Waldorf tour geared toward adults
Haleakala Waldorf School will present a Discover Waldorf Tour beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The tour, geared toward adults, is an opportunity to get a glimpse of what children experience in the classroom, according to a news release. The school's Kula campus is across from the Kula Post Office.
For more information, visit www.waldorfmaui.org or call 878-2511.
WWII history topic of presentation
Harry Smith, a Kapalua resident and student of the World War II Pacific Theater, will give a talk titled "Love Sowed in a Field of Hatred" at the noon meeting of the Rotary Club of Maui on Thursday in the Class Act Dining Room of the University of Hawaii Maui College.
The story is about the intersection of the lives of one of the Doolittle Raiders, a member of the famous Nisei 442nd Regimental Combat team of Hawaii, and the Japanese officer who led the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Smith visited Iwo Jima twice for the Reunion of Honor, on the one day per year when civilians are allowed to visit the island. In his retirement, Smith shares WWII stories with Maui students and organizations as a way to honor U.S. veterans and keep WWII history alive.
The meeting is open to the public. The cost for lunch is $20. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.