Keiki story time June 29
Joanne and Larry Laird, program directors for the Read Aloud America Program, will present a keiki story time at 2 p.m. June 29 at Whole Foods Market in Kahului.
The 30-minute story times are geared to children ages pre-kindergarten through 2nd grade. There will be healthy snacks provided by the market.
At the conclusion of the session, each child will be able to select a new book from the program's library to take home.
There will also be drawings for prizes. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
Rummage sale Saturday
A rummage sale will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Kahului School Cafeteria.
The Gamma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International, an honorary society of women educators, is holding the sale to help fund a scholarship for a graduating high school senior or college student who plans a career in education.
Items sold will include plants, books, household items, clothing, toys and jewelry.
Group to benefit from sales
Whole Foods Market will donate 5 percent of total sales Thursday to Na Hoaloha, a Maui-based nonprofit organization that helps promote independence and quality of life for kupuna and people with disabilities.
The event is part of the market's Community Day of Giving Back.
Na Hoaloha also provides transportation for kupuna, visits and reassurance. It also helps provide food to those who cannot get out to shop.
The program has 160 volunteers.
To volunteer or make a donation, visit www.nahoaloha.org.
Folk singing duo to perform
The folk singing duo of Chris Vonderborch and Cate Foley Burke of Tasmania will perform at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Lahaina Public Library's lawn.
Vonderborch is a retired geology professor from Flinders University in Adelaide in South Australia, and his wife, Cate, is an artist and songwriter. They are well-known Australian musicians who also play various instruments.
The event is free and open to the public. It is part of the library's summer reading program.
Kahula to perform Thursday
Lahaina Restoration Foundation continues its ongoing Hawaiian Music Series program with a performance by Josh Kahula on guitar from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday on the lawn of the Baldwin Home at the corner of Dickenson and Front streets.
Kahula is the lead singer of the Maui band Nuff Sedd. The band's music influences are from SKA, Reggae, Funk and R&B. It also incorporates classic rock, alternative and pop sounds.
Chairs are limited. Blankets, mats and low beach chairs are welcome.
The event is supported by the Hawaii Tourism Authority and the County Office of Economic Development.
For more information, call the Lahaina Restoration Foundation office at 661-3262.
Get-together event Wednesday
The Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise will host a Pau Hana Sunset Beach get-together from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday on the lawn at Keawakapu Beach adjacent to 5 Palms restaurant.
In lieu of its regular Wednesday morning meeting, the group will meet at the casual beach setting. Interested business professionals and their families are invited to attend.
Those attending should bring a pupu to share and their own beach chair and beverages.
For more information, contact Social Chairwoman Elisa Rummel at 280-3038 or visit the club's website at www.kiheirotary.org.
Portugese festival Saturday
The Portuguese Association of Maui will hold its annual Festa Portuguesa Maui (Maui Portuguese Festival) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Cameron Center in Wailuku.
This year's event will focus on Portuguese Christmas traditions and memories shared by Al "Flako" Boteilho Jr. and Clarence Lopes.
Portuguese foods for sale include bean soup, malassadas, Portuguese sausage in sweet bread buns and codfish stew.
A country store will feature pickled onions, chowchow and lupin beans and fresh-baked breads.
The Heritage Hall chorale will open the program with anthems and Portuguese Christmas carols.
At 10:30 a.m., there will be a demonstration on how to make a garlic-roasted pork dish.
At noon, there will be a presentation of folklore, poems and legends of Portugal.
Also demonstrated will be bread-making techniques, Portuguese card games, and Portuguese Christmas displays and artifacts.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, call 877-0173 or 243-0065.
Car wash, bake sale scheduled
Theatre Theatre Maui will hold a car wash and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m Saturday at the Lahainaluna Shell Station at the corner of Lahainaluna Road and Honoapiilani Highway.
Car washes are $5 per car. Cookies will also be sold.
Funds raised will help pay for the currently running Theatre Theatre Maui 2014 Westside Youth Summer Theatre Camp and its July 18-20 summer musical "Bugsy Malone Jr."
For more information, call (808) 214-7443 or 661-1168.
Plate lunch sale on Saturday
Maui First Korean Baptist Church will have its chicken plate lunch sale and pickup from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church at 595 Lono Ave. in Kahului across from Maui High School's parking lot.
The plate lunches are $9 and include barbecue chicken, rice, kimchee and seaweed salad.
'Degree-in-Three' meeting set
An informational meeting on how college students can earn an associate in arts degree in liberal arts while attending day or evening and online courses will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the University of Hawaii Maui College Ka Lama Building Room 109.
The program discussed is "Degree-in-Three," in which students can attend college while meeting other outside commitments. It allows someone to attain an associate degree in liberal arts in three years. The degree may be earned faster for those who already have completed credits, a news release said.
The discussion will also cover registering for the fall semester, requirements, financial aid and student support services.
For more information, call Linda Fujitani at 984-3226.
Two free caregiver workshops offered
Maui Adult Day Care Centers and the Maui County Office on Aging will present two free caregiver workshops this week.
The first will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the South Maui Adult Day Care Center at 56 Ehiku St. in Kihei.
Kathleen Couch will present "Understanding Dementia Behaviors." Learn about early-, middle- and late-stage dementia, tips and techniques for working with dementia and caregiver survival. Light lunch will be provided.
The second workshop will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hale Mahaolu Elima Community Hall at 11 Mahaolu St. in Kahului.
Couch will present "Daily Challenges of a Caregiver."
Learn about the stages caregivers go through from early to late caregiving, understanding the stress and emotions of caregiving, unmet needs of caregivers, caregiver survival and life after caregiving.
Light breakfast will be provided. The workshops are open to the public. No reservations are needed.
Certificates of attendance will be available for professionals. Complimentary adult day care can be provided by calling in advance.
For more information, call Couch at 871-5804.
Libraries to host performances
In celebration of the Hawaii State Public Library Systems Summer Reading Program, Uncle Wayne Watkins and the Howling Dog Band will perform at various libraries on Maui and Molokai.
Keiki 3 and older, accompanied by a parent or caregiver, are invited to be entertained by the early-childhood educator and musician.
The following performances begin at 10 a.m.:
* Monday, Molokai Public Library.
* Tuesday, Wailuku Public Library.
* Wednesday, Lahaina Public Library.
* Thursday, Makawao Public Library.
The Kihei Public Library performance will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday.
If a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed, contact the hosting library as soon as possible.
For more information or updates on the performances, call the hosting library or see www.librarieshawaii.org.
Chocolate to be focus on meeting
Melanie Boudar, owner of Sweet Paradise Chocolatier, will be the guest speaker at the Italian American Social Club's June meeting.
Her talk will follow a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. Tuesday at St. Theresa's Hall in Kihei.
Boudar uses cacao from Maui farms and a blend of island tropical fruits, nuts and spices to create her handmade chocolate confections.
The public is invited to attend the presentation and sample the chocolates.
For more information, contact Don Tedesco at email@example.com.
Diabetes workshop begins Wednesday
A "Better Choices, Better Health" diabetes self-management workshop series will be held Wednesdays beginning this week through July 30 in Wailuku.
The six weekly sessions will be from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente's Wailuku Clinic at 80 Mahalani St.
The educational program is designed to help people manage their diabetes as well as their overall health through achievable action plans for improving nutrition, exercise, relaxation, communication skills and medication management, according to a news release.
The cost is $10 for those 60 years and older and for caregivers of any age. The cost is $35 for participants under the age of 60. Scholarships are available.
For more information or to register for the workshop series, call the Maui County Office on Aging at 463-3166. The office is sponsoring the workshop.
Discussion on manta rays set
Mark Deakos of the Hawaii Association for Marine Education and Research will discuss "Manta Rays: More Than Just a Flat Shark" at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Maui Ocean Center.
Participants may learn about Hawaii's largest population of manta rays residing in Maui waters.
The event is free and open to the public. Entrance is through the front gate from 5:30 to 6:10 p.m.
Seating is limited. For reservations call 270-7088.
Baker honored by California school
Christopher Baker of Kula received the American Legion First Place Award and the Stanley Sniff Disciplinary Award for his superior behavior and exemplary character at the 103rd Army and Navy Academy commencement June 7.
He is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Bobby C. Baker.
Founded in 1910, the Army and Navy Academy is a private military boarding school in Carlsbad, Calif., with grades 7 to 12.
PBN editor to speak at luncheon
The new editor-in-chief of Pacific Business News, A. Kam Napier, will be the guest speaker at a noon luncheon Tuesday at King Kamehameha Golf Club for the Maui Affinity Group of the Public Relations Society of America's Hawaii Chapter. Napier, who assumed the position in April, will share the editorial direction of PBN and how to work with the news team.
The Maui Affinity Group of PRSA is open to communicators of all levels including public relations, marketing and development professionals. The mission of the group is to build value, understanding and demand for public relations professionals on Maui.
Those interested in getting involved or attending the luncheon should contact Christina Yumul at firstname.lastname@example.org. Membership is not required. Students interested in the profession are welcome. The cost for the luncheon is $40. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/engaging-with-pacific-business-news-maui-tickets-11835248547.
Teriyaki beef plate lunch sale Saturday
Hale Mahaolu employees are selling teriyaki beef plate lunches for their 23rd annual community fundraiser.
Tickets are $9 each.
Drive-through pickup will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Hale Mahaolu Akahi, 300 W. Wakea Ave. in Kahului.
Proceeds from the sales will be donated to programs that support disabled and elderly people and other charities on Maui.
Hale Mahaolu is a private, nonprofit organization that provides affordable rental housing and support services for elderly and disabled people and families.
For tickets and more information, call Rhonda Lincoln at 872-4170.
MHS student headed to festival
Maui High School Junior Christopher Kim has been selected to attend the 2014 Bezos Scholars Program, according to an announcement.
This leadership development program will bring together 12 public high school juniors, 12 educators and six scholars from the African Leadership Academy in South Africa for an all-expenses-paid week of exploration, dialogue and debate at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado, Thursday to July 2.
Kim will be accompanied by Maui High School adviser Clint Gima.
In Aspen, Bezos Scholars will connect with international leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs and creative artists across diverse disciplines - and engage in lectures, presentations, debates and discussions around critical issues.
"The Aspen Ideas Festival is captivating and is the perfect forum to inspire young people and educators," says Jackie Bezos, president of the Bezos Family Foundation. "Bezos Scholar Teams return home to raise awareness and mobilize action as they co-create local ideas festivals that transform schools and communities across the U.S. and South Africa."