Festival to benefit high school students
The Rotary Club of Lahaina's Spring Festival on the Royal Lahaina Oceanside Lawn will take place from 5 to 10 p.m. March 29. The event will raise money for student scholarships and educational programs at local high schools.
Attendees will enjoy a lighted dance floor, a disc jockey and live music. Entertainment will be provided by local bands the Rare Vibrations and Kona Storm. Hawaiian cuisine will be served.
The Haiku Ho‘olaule‘a & Flower Festival is seeking donations of goods and services for its silent auction.
Lahaina Rotary Club President Art Ortiz said that he is "excited to continue the Rotary Club's tradition of helping Lahaina's motivated young scholars reach their full potential."
Tickets are $75 ($38 of which is tax deductible) from members of the Rotary Club of Lahaina, or at the following businesses: Paradise Grill, 5A Rent-A-Space, Zensations Spa and Eagle Rider.
Corporate sponsorships are also available. The club is also seeking live or silent auction items to be donated by March 15. Additional information can be found at www.rotarycluboflahaina.org.
Kidney health and aging title of workshop
Maui Adult Day Care Centers and Maui County Office on Aging will present a free caregiver workshop, "Kidney Health & Aging," from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday at Hale Mahaolu Ehiku, 16 Ehiku St. in Kihei.
Jessica Nakasone-Koki, Maui County programs coordinator with the National Kidney Foundation, Maui Branch, will be the presenter.
The workshop is open to the public. No reservations are needed. Light refreshments will be provided. Certificates of attendance will be available for professionals.
Care can be provided in the center for elderly guests during the workshop by calling in advance.
For more information, call Kathleen Couch at 871-5804.
Kahului school council will meet today
The Kahului Elementary School Community Council will be holding its second public meeting at 5:30 p.m. today in the school cafeteria.
The council will present the academic and financial plan for the 2014-15 school year. There will be a question-and-answer period.
For more information, call 873-3055 during school hours.
End-of-life issues topic of presentation
Jackie Mishler, representing Hawaii Family Advocates, will be the guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Maui meeting at noon Thursday at Carey & Eddie's Hideaway Restaurant in Kahului.
Mishler will be speaking on physician-assisted suicide, advance directives and other end-of-life issues. In her professional capacity she has testified numerous times before the Legislature and advised on the drafting of bills on these issues.
The meeting is open to the public. Lunch is $12.
For more information, contact Kathy Anderson at 357-8877.
MHS teachers to evaluate senior projects
Maui High School will have a professional development day for teachers on Friday. There will be no classes.
Teachers will be engaged in evaluating senior projects throughout the day. Students in the class of 2014 have been working on their senior project since May 2013 and will have an opportunity to share the knowledge they have acquired through research, community service, job shadowing, and Capstone class. The senior project is a Maui High School graduation requirement.
For more information, call the Maui High School office at 727-4000.
Ikaika Blackburn to headline fundraiser
Living Way Maui Church will hold a "Rally In Da Valley" fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 399 N. Market St., Wailuku.
Ikaika Blackburn, Na Hoku Hanohano Award recipient, will headline the event. In addition to live music, various hula halaus will entertain. There will also be a rummage sale, food, raffle prizes and games. Silent auctions will be held throughout the day.
Car and motorcycle clubs will be on hand to exhibit specially designed machines. Maui cartoon characters will also be making an appearance.
For more information, call Pastor Greg Dela Cruz at 344-3679. All proceeds will go to Living Way Maui Church.
12 scholarships available to students
The Maui Scottish Rite will be awarding 12 $1,000 scholarships to seniors at Maui county public high schools and to students at the University of Hawaii Maui College who are graduates of Maui public high schools.
All interested applicants should contact the guidance counselors at their school. The counselors have been given applications and award criteria.
All applications must be received by the Maui Scottish Rite, 190 W. Kamehameha Ave., Kahului, 96793 before April 1, either delivered or postmarked.
Humpback whale sounds topic of lecture
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary will host a lecture titled "Humpback Whale Sounds: How Do You Study Them, and What Do They Tell Us?" from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Kihei Conference room, 726 S. Kihei Road.
Presenter Jessica Chen is a Ph.D. student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in the marine mammal research program. She has been studying humpback whale songs in the Hawaiian Islands, song occurrence around Kauai and mother-calf communications. While on Maui, she is studying the humpback whales mother-calf vocal communication during growth and development.
Keiki can read to a therapy dog
"PAWS for Reading," a free program for children in grades 1 through 5, will be offered at Makawao Public Library every Saturday in March from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the tutoring room.
Assistance Dogs of Hawaii, a nonprofit organization that provides people with physical disabilities specially trained dogs to assist them in living more independent lives, will present a program which is said to improve children's reading and communication skills, according to a news release.
Parents may contact the library to sign up their children for 15-minute reading sessions. Preregistration is required. 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.
Makawao Public Library is at 1159 Makawao Ave. For more information or to sign up for a reading session, call the library at 573-8785.
Booths available for Haiku event
The 21st annual Haiku Ho'olaule'a & Flower Festival is seeking made-in-Hawaii crafters, Maui farmers and local businesses to have booths at the April 12 festival.
To apply for a crafters booth, contact Tiffany Saia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply for a growers market booth, contact Mailani Souza at email@example.com.
To apply for a community living booth for businesses and nonprofits, contact Jennifer Livingston at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Booth forms are available at the festival website, www.haikuhoolaulea.org/forms. The deadline to have a business or organization's name included in the festival brochure is March 12. A late fee will be assessed for vendors applying for a booth after March 12.
In addition, the festival is seeking donations of goods or services for its silent auction. Contact Kristina Shugars or Amy Duryea at email@example.com to make a donation.
Volunteers for the day of the festival are also needed. Sign- up is available at www.artofvolunteering/events/HHFF14 or by contacting Courtney Hayes at 575-3004.
Chiropractor will speak at meeting
Gina Kim will be the guest speaker at the Rotary Club Of Maui's noon meeting Thursday in the Class Act Dining Room at the University of Hawaii Maui College.
Her talk is titled "The Power to Heal Yourself."
Kim is a doctor of chiropractic, founder of Cellular Regeneration Technique and author of "The Power to Heal Yourself."
Kim and her husband, Rick Wilcox, own Wilcox Chiropractic in Wailuku.
The public is invited to the meeting. The cost is $20 for the luncheon and meeting. For more information, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.