Landscaping and native plants talk
Jonathan Keyser and Ethan Romanchak will present "Native Plants for Upcountry Landscaping" at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Pukalani Community Center's pool room annex.
As owners of Native Nursery in Kula, Keyser and Romanchak grow plants and trees for the general public and reforestation projects. Their presentation will feature photos and descriptions of plants appropriate for Upcountry eco-zones, with an emphasis on proper irrigation techniques and low-maintenance landscape practices. Questions and discussion will be welcome.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, call 573-9260.
JSC meeting and bonsai workshop set
The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui will hold its quarterly meeting and a beginner bonsai workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Kahului Jodo Mission.
The meeting is open to the public. The workshop is free for all JCSM members and $5 for nonmembers.
Bento lunches will be available for $10 each. To reserve a bento lunch, call Priscilla Yamamura at 283-4253 or 442-3009 by Wednesday.
For more information, visit www.jcsmaui.com.
Foodland fundraiser to support charities
Habitat for Humanity Maui is participating in the Foodland Give Aloha fundraising program in September.
Customers may make a monetary donation with their Maika'i Cards at any Foodland register, which will be matched by Foodland and Western Union's $350,000 fund.
Donations may be up to $249 per organization and per Maika'i Card.
A brochure available at registers will discuss all participating organizations.
For more information, call 242-1140.
Berthold to discuss native forest birds
Laura Berthold will present a talk titled "Maui's Native Forest Birds" at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Makawao Public Library.
Berthold is an ornithological research biologist with the Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project. She will share information about the ecological history of Maui's native forest birds, including photos of the birds, the forest and research involved in recovering species.
This one-hour program is suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
Call the library at 573-8785 as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or special accommodation is needed.
BHS Class of '72 to hold reunion events
The Baldwin High School Class of 1972 will hold its 40-year reunion Oct. 6 at Cary & Eddie's Hideaway Restaurant and Lounge in Kahului.
Spouses and guests are welcome to attend. Cost of the buffet dinner is $50 per person.
Registration and payment are due by Sept. 15.
To register or for more information, call Jo-Ann Kunishige at 269-2264 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A reunion golf tournament is also planned for the morning of Oct. 6 at the King Kamehameha Golf Club. To register or get more information, call Mark Beauchamp at 264-4017.
Maui school gets Best Buddies nod
Lokelani Intermediate School's Best Buddies club was chosen by Best Buddies International as one of 10 middle schools' Outstanding Chapters for 2011-2012.
MaryAnn Jenness, coordinator of Lokelani's chapter, received a plaque thanking her, Lee Rochman, Karen Walker and Cathy Fitzpatrick for working to further the program's mission of enhancing the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Rotary clubs collect supplies and funds
For the sixth consecutive year, members of all Rotary clubs on Maui manned doors at local businesses to collect school supplies and donations for Maui youth. The clubs collected a total of 64 boxes of supplies and more than $3,100 in cash donations.
Each club determined the recipients of the supplies and cash donations. Supplies were distributed to Maui schools, and monetary donations were distributed to Keiki Kupboard, Kihei Youth Center and Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Center.
This islandwide school supplies drive was a community service project sponsored by the Rotary Clubs on Maui.
For more information, call Rita Barreras at 264-0491 or Joanne Laird at 757-0981.