Final Baldwin High parent meeting set
WAILUKU - The last mandatory meeting for parents and guardians of Baldwin High School graduating seniors who plan to participate in the May commencement ceremonies is scheduled for Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the school Multipurpose Building Lecture Hall.
Important information about graduation participation, expectations, requirements and logistics will be discussed. A senior graduation permission letter will be distributed, and parent permission forms will be collected.
For more information, call Donna Vierra at 984-5656.
Club to host festival of chocolate today
ULUPALAKUA - The Italian American Club of Maui will hold its second annual Ulupalakua Chocolate Fest from noon to 3 p.m. today.
There will be a no-host lunch at the General Store, wine tasting at the winery and chocolate desserts in the pavilion. Club members are asked to bring a chocolate dessert.
The cost to attend is $12 per person. The public is invited.
New board elected for 442nd council
The 442nd Maui Veterans Council has elected its new board of directors for 2012-13.
The new slate of officers includes: Hiroshi Arisumi, president; Irvin Yamada, first vice president; Richard Minatoya, second vice president; and Charlie Takahashi, secretary.
Also, Leslie Maeda and Victor Lopez were confirmed as new 442nd associates.
The elections took place at one of the council's quarterly socials, last month.
For more information on future council socials and events, contact Takahashi at 877-6072.
Keiki Fest crafters and vendors sought
KAHULUI - Crafters and nonprofit organization vendors are being sought to participate in the 2012 Valley Isle Keiki Fest, which will be held April 14 on the Great Lawn at the University of Hawaii Maui College.
This year's theme is "Celebrating the Keiki - April, the Month of the Young Child." The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Vendor space is for organizations that focus on children from birth to age 12. The cost is $125 for vendors. The fee will be waived for nonprofit groups that provide hands-on activities for children.
The registration deadline is March 30.
For more information, call Vanessa Kina at 250-2777 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art Affair 2012 to aid Hui arts center
MAKAWAO - Art Affair 2012, "Pompeii: An Evening of Muses & Myth," a benefit for Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center, will be held Feb. 25 from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Hui.
Art Affair will include Italian food by Catering from Soup to Nuts, a bar, live music by the Haiku Hillbillys, and live and silent auctions of fine art.
Tickets are $250 for premium seating, located closest to the stage, and $175 for standard seating.
Information and tickets are available by phone at 572-6560 or online at artaffairmaui.com.
Orientation planned for dental program
WAILUKU - The University of Hawaii Maui College Dental Assisting Program will hold a general orientation meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Maui Oral Health Center.
The UH-MC Dental Assisting Program is an accredited two-semester program that provides students with the skills needed to work in the dental profession. Students are taught in the classroom, while receiving hands-on clinical training at the Maui Oral Health Center and at private practice dental offices on Maui.
Program information and an application may be found at the website www.maui.hawaii.edu/dental.
For more information and to RSVP, call 984-3250.
Emmanuel Lutheran to host open house
KAHULUI - Emmanuel Lutheran School will hold a kindergarten open house for parents from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
Information about the program will be presented. There will be opportunities to explore the classroom and speak with the teacher.
Limited child care will be available in the 1st-grade classroom.
Those attending need to RSVP at 873-6334.
Emmanuel Lutheran School is located at 520 W. One St., near the corner of Papa and Kaahumanu avenues.
Kahului Elementary students seek funds
KAHULUI - Kahului Elementary School students will solicit donations beginning Monday for the school's PTSA Fun and Fit Day.
The event will be held March 8. Students will collect donations through March 1.
Hale Kau Kau event tickets now on sale
KIHEI - Tickets are currently on sale for Hale Kau Kau's 13th annual Fundraiser Pa'ina set for March 3 in the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa's Aulani Ballroom.
Makana, a young slack key guitar master, will headline the entertainment for the benefit, whose theme is "Music Feeds the Soul."
There also will be auctions and dinner.
Tickets are $95 per person. Sponsorships still are available.
Tickets may be obtained by contacting the Hale Kau Kau office at St. Theresa Church at 874-8754. Email orders also will be taken at email@example.com. The church is located at 25 W. Lipoa St.
Hale Kau Kau feeds the needy and homebound elderly, sick and disabled.
Church plans lunch, auction to fundraise
MAKENA - Keawala'i Congregational Church will hold a catered luncheon and silent auction Feb. 19 on the church grounds, with the proceeds going to help people in need on Maui.
Luncheon tickets are $15 for adults and $3 for children ages 5 to 12. Children younger than 5 are free.
Food service will begin at 11:15 a.m. The auction will run from 8:30 to 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Auction items represent a variety of donations from local merchants and artists.
For more information, call the church at 879-5557.
Light cooking and health tips offered
KAHULUI - Author, teacher, chef and kitchen health consultant Catherine Blake will present a light cooking demo called "Seven Ways to Perfect Health" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the upstairs portion of Down to Earth at 305 Dairy Road in Kahului.
The presentation offered by the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii is free, and refreshments will be served.
For more information, call 572-8371 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
KIRC lists dates for trolling in reserve
KAHOOLAWE - The Kaho'olawe Island Reserve Commission has announced that trolling will be allowed for permitted vessels Saturday and Feb. 19 and Feb. 25-26.
Hawaii Administrative Rules require that all vessels must register annually with the commission before entering the reserve during designated trolling dates. Registered vessels are required to file catch reports with the commission any time they fish in the reserve, whether fish are caught or not.
Packets also are available at the Division of Boating and Recreation at 101 Maalaea Boat Harbor Road, under Buzz's Wharf Restaurant in Maalaea, and at Maui Sporting Goods in Wailuku.
Maui Wedding Expo scheduled Saturday
WAIKAPU - The Maui Wedding Association will hold its 17th annual Maui Wedding Expo from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the King Kamehameha Golf Club in Wailuku.
Admission is free. The expo features local wedding vendors including photographers, pastry chefs, caterers, wedding planners, florists, site providers, beauticians and others.
There will also be door prizes, a fashion show, cake tasting and live entertainment.
Brides that preregister at www.mauiweddingassociation.com will receive a free issue of the Hawaii Bride and Groom magazine.
Education group offers scholarships
The Maui Association for Family & Community Education is offering $2,000 scholarships to five qualifying 2012 graduates from Maui high schools.
To qualify, students must have been residents of Maui for the past five years and maintained a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average. Applicants also must demonstrate financial need and exhibit good character in community and school. Students must plan to attend an accredited two- or four-year postsecondary educational institution full time.
The application deadline is April 10. Students should see their high school counselors for an application packet.
For more information, call 572-6508 or email email@example.com.
Coaching workshop offered at UH-MC
KAHULUI - An "introduction to coaching" individuals, partners, teams and organizations will be offered at the Rotary Club of Maui meeting Thursday at the University of Hawaii Maui College.
Dr. Robert Santry will talk about determining vision, mission objectives and goals. His presentation will define coaching; provide a historical context; differentiate coaching from other helping disciplines, such as counseling, psychotherapy and guidance counseling; and briefly summarize the coaching specialties.
Santry is trained as a physician specializing in psychiatry and is a clergyman, pastoral psychologist and educator. He served 34 years in the Navy and Army as a member of the chaplain corps and has worked with military personnel and families in civilian positions.
The Rotary Club of Maui meets at noon at the Class Act Restaurant. The cost to attend is $20. The public is welcome.