Community projects topic of Rotary event
KIHEI - A Community Work Day official on Wednesday will discuss an array of volunteer-driven litter pickups, marine-debris cleanups, community recycling events, school and community gardens, native plant restoration and other projects.
Rhiannon Chandler will appear at the 7:30 a.m. breakfast meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise at the Five Palms Restaurant in the Mana Kai Maui Resort. She is executive director of Community Work Day.
The public is invited to the event, where breakfast costs $17. For more information, call club President Ed Corbett at 264-3468 or see the club website at www.kiheirotary.org.
Credit union to give out 15 scholarships
HONOLULU - The Hawaii State Federal Credit Union will award 15 scholarships valued at $2,000 each to its qualifying members and their dependents attending an accredited university, college or trade/vocational school.
Applicants will be placed in five categories: incoming freshmen; traditional students (sophomores, juniors and seniors); graduate students; trade/vocational students; and returning students, that is, adults returning after a break of five or more years.
Application information and forms are available at www.HawaiiStateFCU.com, (click on "Join HSFCU") or at the Kahului branch at Triangle Square, 425 Koloa St. Or call 270-6900 on Maui or 1 (888) 586-1056 toll free.
The submission deadline is April 1.
Parents invited to Emmanuel Lutheran
KAHULUI - Parents of incoming kindergartners may meet teachers and tour facilities during an Emmanuel Lutheran School open house Thursday.
The event will start at 6 p.m. for parents considering a Christian education for their youngsters during the 2011-12 school year.
Reservations are requested at 873-6334 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an enrollment packet with information on curriculum, programs and financial aid.
Deadline extended for club scholarships
The Maui Portuguese Cultural Club has extended the deadline on college scholarship applications from March 31 to April 15.
The club will award scholarships of $500 to $1,000 to one or two students.
Qualifying high school seniors who have been accepted to and are planning to attend college or university in the fall are encouraged to apply.
Scholarship applications, information and instructions are available at www.mauiportugueseculturalclub.com.
Students may also use the "contact us" form if they would like an application mailed to them instead.
Scottish Rite group to give scholarships
KAHULUI - The Maui Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Foundation will award a dozen $1,000 scholarships to students graduating from Maui County public high schools or enrolled at the University of Hawaii Maui College.
Applications are available from public high school counselors or from Koewa Martin at the Educational Opportunity Center at UH-MC.
Selection criteria include financial need, academic achievement and extracurricular activity.
Mail applications to Maui Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Foundation, Scholarships, 190 W. Kamehameha Ave., Kahului 96732; or deliver them to the Masonic Lodge at that address. The deadline is April 2.
For more information, call Douglas Field at 879-7750 or 877-6328.
MAPA musical to feature puppeteer
The Maui Academy of Performing Arts this week will stage a humorous musical featuring live actors and Banraku-style puppets from award-winning master puppeteer Frank Kane.
MAPA will present for youngsters age 3 and older, accompanied by a parent or caregiver, "The Further Adventures of Tikki-Tikki Tembo" twice:
* 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Wailuku Public Library; call 243-5766.
* 10 a.m. Thursday at the Makawao Public Library; call 573-8785.
Admission is free to the 45-minute program sponsored by the Maui Friends of the Library.
Medicare, Medicaid information offered
LAHAINA - Find out about Medicare, Medicaid and medical and long-term care insurance during a 90-minute workshop Wednesday in Lahaina.
The county Office on Aging will co-sponsor "An Overview of Long Term Care Insurance" caregiver workshop at 9:30 a.m. at the West Maui Senior Center, 788 Pauoa St. Presenter Gretchen Voxland of Horizon Financial LLC will reveal what Medicare and Medicaid do and don't offer, how to qualify and the costs of the various kinds of care.
The event is free. For more information, call Kathleen Couch of Maui Adult Day Care Centers at 871-5804.
Premiere scheduled of PBS film 'Nourish'
PUKALANI - Upcountry Sustainability will present the Hawaii premiere of the PBS film "Nourish" on Monday in the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center poolside meeting room.
The event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. will feature a discussion on isle "options to nurture healthy food choices and provide a thriving agricultural sector," a news release said. Kristin Mills, who serves as project manager of the state Department of Health's Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative, will facilitate the discussion.
Community members, especially parents, are welcome to the free event.
Also, teachers may download a related semester-long intermediate school curriculum at the Berkeley California Center for Ecoliteracy website.
For more information, call Melanie Stephens at 573-9260
AARP to celebrate spring at Kula lunch
KULA - Members of the Kula Chapter of AARP will celebrate the start of spring with bingo and a potluck lunch Monday at the Kula Community Center.
Organizers will serve refreshments at 9 a.m., followed by a business meeting at 9:30 a.m.
Attendees are asked to bring a favorite potluck dish, $5 bingo prize and nonperishable food items for donation to the Maui Food Bank.
Guests are welcome, and reservations are unnecessary. For more information, call Diane Logsdon at 878-3448.
Deadline Tuesday for educator workshop
WAILUKU - Tuesday is the registration deadline for a Project Learning Tree workshop offering environmental curriculum and educational materials to schoolteachers, Scout leaders and other educators.
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources will co-sponsor the workshop from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hawai'i Nature Center in Iao Valley.
Participants will receive resources related to forest values, since 2011 is the U.N.-designated "International Year of the Forest." Educators may incorporate these materials into mathematics, language arts, social studies and other classes, a news release said.
Register at hawaii.gov/dlnr/dofaw/PLT/2011 or contact Melissa Kolonie at Melissa.J.Kolonie@hawaii.gov.
The workshop, including lunch and snacks, is free; however, registrants must submit a $20 hold fee that will be reimbursed at the workshop.
For more information, visit www.plt.org.