Rotary Club to host Pau Hana gathering
The Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise will host its Pau Hana gathering from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today at Kamaole Poolside Cafe at the Maui Coast Hotel in Kihei. In lieu of the regularly scheduled Wednesday morning breakfast meeting, club members will gather together in this casual setting.
All interested business professionals are invited to attend this event to meet members of the Kihei Sunrise Club. There will be discounted food and beverage prices at the cafe during the event.
For more information, call 280-8372 or visit www.kiheirotary.org.
Vegetarian group presentation set
Karl Seff will present "Confessions of a Low Class Vegan" at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Cameron Center in Wailuku.
Seff earned his doctorate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has been a professor of chemistry at the University of Hawaii at Manoa since 1968. He has authored more than 260 scientific papers and has been on the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii board of directors since 1992.
Admission is free.
Meeting will focus on electric vehicles
Michael Snyder, founder and president of the Hawaiian Electric Vehicle Network (HEVN), will be the guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Maui at noon Thursday at Cary and Eddie's Hideaway Restaurant and Lounge in Kahului.
Snyder will speak about the Japan-U.S. Smart Grid Demonstration Project and the role electric vehicles and fast-charging stations will play in Maui grid integration. He will also discuss vehicle-to-grid capability (V2G) and vehicle-to-home (V2H) charging technologies.
The meeting is open to the public and visitors are invited. Cost of lunch is $12.
For more information, call Kiwanis Club of Maui Secretary Kats Anderson at 357-8877.
Learn about CERT at Rotary meeting
Nancy Kala, Upcountry Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) branch director, will be the guest speaker at a Rotary Club of Upcountry meeting at 8 a.m. Friday at Casanova Italian Restaurant and Deli in Makawao.
CERT works to mitigate potential hazards and offers guidance for preparedness in advance of a disaster. The organization also provides the tools needed after disaster has struck.
Cost of breakfast is $13. The public is welcome.
Community garage sale on Saturday
The Waiehu Terrace Community Association will hold its first-ever Super Community Garage Sale from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday throughout the Waiehu Terrace community.
Upon entering into the community, follow the orange arrows to participating homes.
Whole Foods will host reading event
The Community Read Aloud Program (RAP) for Maui children and their parents will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Whole Foods Market in Kahului.
This 90-minute "Mini RAP" will include family time with snacks and a free book from the book swap table, a game show, reading sessions, food from Whole Foods and prizes.
RAP Program Director Joanne Laird will be the presenter.
Attendees are encouraged to arrive early and register near the patio area. Space is limited to the first 75 children and their families.
Maui Karaoke Club members to sing
The public is invited to Maui Karaoke's Aki No Karaoke Matsuri at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Kaunoa Senior Center in Spreckelsville.
This free event will feature Japanese songs by Maui Karaoke Club members.
Refreshments will be served.
Falsetto contest winners announced
Winners of the 11th annual Richard Ho'opi'i Leo Kie Kie Falsetto competition held Sept. 15 at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, are as follows: the first-place winner was Joshua Kalima of Hilo; second place was Dane Fujiwara of Wailuku; and third place was Stephen Young of Nanakuli.
Kalima received a recording with Kealaokala Productions, $1,200 cash, two round-trip tickets from Mokulele Airlines and other prizes. Fujiwara won $400 cash and a Hula Rock gift certificate; Young won $300 cash and a Hula Rock gift certificate.
In addition, the Ka Wahi Kapu O Honokahua Award for Hawaiian language excellence was awarded to Kalima and Fujiwara.
KPOA radio "Morning Goddess" Alaka'i Paleka served as the mistress of ceremonies.
For more information, call Yuki Lei Sugimura at 878-1888 or visit www.festivalsofaloha.com.