King Kekaulike PTSA meeting tonight
The King Kekaulike High School PTSA will hold its general membership meeting at 6 p.m. today at the school cafeteria. Attendees are asked to enter through the Haleakala Highway gate.
The meeting will include officer elections and budget topics. In addition, the school band will perform.
There will be pizza and refreshments for sale.
Experts to speak at sea turtle symposium
The Maui Sea Turtle Symposium will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Pacific Whale Foundation's Discovery Center at the harbor level of the Maalaea Harbor Shops.
Discussed will be the process of reviewing the Endangered Species Act Status of Hawaii's green sea turtles, plus nesting and hatching of hawksbill turtles on Maui.
Presenting at the program will be Patrick Opay, Endangered Species Branch chief/Section 7 coordinator of the NOAA Pacific Islands Regional Office, Protective Resources Division. He will discuss the act review process.
Also speaking will be Glynnis Nakai, refuge manager at the Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge, who will discuss Maui's hawksbill turtles.
The will be a question-and-answer period after the presentations. The event is free.
For information, call PWF at 249-8811, ext. 1.
Networking event for women in business
The Inspired & Connected Women's Night Out event will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Lahaina Oceanfront Estate, located at1427 Front St. in Lahaina.
This free community networking event is for local business women on Maui. It is open to the public.
There will be live music, door prizes and food by Five Palms Lahaina.
For more information, contact Athena Moberg at 283-1231 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brown Ohana to play at Picnic for Poki
The Brown Ohana will be the featured guest at Picnic for Poki at 11 a.m. Thursday at Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku. The group includes brothers Sheldon and Kevin Brown, along with bassist and friend Joe Bommarito.
The Brown brothers began their musical careers early in life and later became professional musicians, forming the Waiehu Sons in 1970. They continue to entertain with traditional Hawaiian and slack key guitar music at various venues around Maui.
Roselani Place will present fresh-baked cookies, coffee and water.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or mat and a lunch.
For more information, contact Diane at 871-7720 or email email@example.com.
Montessori to host family movie night
Montessori Hale O Keiki invites the community to attend a free family movie night featuring "The Big Miracle" at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Hotel Wailea.
Attendees are encouraged to bring beach chairs and blankets; coolers are not allowed.
There will be pizza by Manoli's Pizza Co. for sale, along with other movie concessions and items for sale to benefit the school's tuition assistance and music programs.
Disc jockey Dan Weisman will also be spinning tunes for a keiki dance party prior to the film.
For more information, call the school at 874-7441 or visit www.mhok.org.
Club to host Paddle For Food Drive event
Maui Canoe Club will host its Paddle For Food Drive on Friday at the club, located on Sugar Beach in Kihei.
Anyone who brings at least one nonperishable food item will receive a free half-hour paddling session in one of the club's outrigger canoes.
The club will host four paddling sessions at 7:30, 8, 8:30 and 9 a.m. Participants are asked to arrive at least 15 minutes beforehand.
All donations will go to the Maui Food Bank.
For more information, visit www.mauicanoeclub.org.
Active Aging Week festivities scheduled
Kalama Heights, an independent retirement community, will host Active Aging Week events from Friday to Sunday at 101 Kanani Road in Kihei.
Events include a trivia night with happy hour refreshments and prizes at 4:30 p.m. Friday; bean bag baseball with entertainment, refreshments and prizes at 3 p.m. Saturday; and a chef showcase on healthy eating at 12:30 p.m. Sunday.
Active Aging Week was founded by the International Council on Active Aging and promotes healthy lifestyles for seniors through a variety of events.
To register or for more information, call 879-1500.
Annual fundraiser to benefit seniors
Kokua for Kupuna, Hale Makua Health Services' signature fundraiser, will be at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa.
The event will feature a Hawaiian buffet and music by Eric Gilliom and Kanoe Kukaua of GoMega.
Proceeds from the event will benefit elders who cannot afford the cost of care at Hale Makua nursing homes.
Tickets are $95 for adults ($30 is tax deductible); or $1,200 for a reserved table of 10 with premium seating. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 871.9283 or visit www.halemakua.org.
Historic inn will celebrate 15-year mark
The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono will celebrate its 15-year anniversary on Saturday at the historic inn, located at 2199 Kahookele St. in Wailuku.
A reception, oli aloha and blessing will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by a traditional poi lunch and festivities at 11:15 a.m.
The event will also honor Hawaiian music Hall of Fame composer Alice Johnson and state poet laureate Don Blanding.
Parking will be available at the Maui County lot on the corner of Kaohu and High streets. Round-trip shuttle service will be provided.
For more information, call 244-5897.
Festival to honor National Rice Month
The annual Rice Festival will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Binhi At Ani Community Center.
The event will celebrate National Rice Month and will feature entertainment, displays and ballroom dancing. Aresenio and Victoria Jacinto of Lahaina will be recognized as the Outstanding Mother and Father of the year.
Cost of dinner tickets is $10 and may be purchased at the Binhi At Ani Community Center or from any board member.
For more information, call Binhi At Ani President Cecille Piros at 283-3739 or festival chairwoman Michelle Santos at 264-0871.
AAUW women's group meeting set
Women interested in joining the American Association of University Women are invited to attend the annual membership meeting from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Pineapple Hill clubhouse in Kapalua.
The AAUW provides fellowships and grants to women worldwide to help them achieve their personal and professional goals, according to a news release. Year-round activities include an annual whale-watch cruise fundraiser, special-interest groups and monthly lunches featuring guest speakers.
Anyone who holds an associate degree or the equivalent, or a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university may become a member.
For more information and directions, call Shirley Hartley at 669-7872 or Cheryl Bergman at 244-1850.
Rotary clubs to host Oktoberfest party
Several Maui Rotary clubs will host an Oktoberfest celebration from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at King Kamehameha Golf Club.
The evening will include German food, beverages, a silent auction, live music and dancing.
Oktoberfest attire is encouraged, although not required. Prizes will be awarded for the most aptly dressed, best hat, most outstanding yodel, chicest chicken dance and other talents.
This event is being hosted by the Rotary clubs of Kihei-Wailea, Wailuku and Upcountry Maui.
Cost is $60 per ticket, available by calling Kihei-Wailea Rotary Club President Joe Mitchell at 250-1405 or online at www.mauirotary.org.
Volunteers sought for service trip
Friends of Haleakala National Park is seeking volunteers for a service trip from Oct. 5 to 7.
Participants will hike into Haleakala crater via the Sliding Sands trail at the summit. The group will stay free in Kapalaoa Cabin, and exit the crater via the switchback trail.
During the trip, volunteers will work to protect native plants. In addition, there will be time for hiking, stargazing, photography and relaxation.
The park entrance and cabin fees are waived for participants doing service work with the Friends of Haleakala National Park. A limit of 12 people may be accommodated on each trip, and volunteers must be able to hike in and out of the crater carrying their sleeping bag and a share of the food.
To register or for more information, call trip leader Matt Wordeman at 876-1673 or visit www.fhnp.org.