Limu festival set for Saturday
The fourth annual Hana Limu Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Kapueokahi (Hana Bay).
The public is invited to enjoy talk story sessions with kupuna, limu identification and sampling, limu planting, cooking demonstrations, children's activities, a silent auction, live music, food, craft booths and more.
This year's festival will honor Waianu Krause, who was known for embracing the efforts of limu and loi restoration, according to a release. Krause died in a car accident in the summer.
The festival will feature live entertainment by George Kahumoku Jr., Ahahui Ka'ahumanu, Kau'i Kanaka'ole, Uncle Son Kalaola and others.
This free community event is sponsored by Na Mamo O Mu'olea. For more information, call 269-2514.
Community invited to cleanup
Maui Ocean Center will hold a public cleanup from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday on empty lots and areas surrounding the Maui Ocean Center. Volunteers are asked to meet at 9 a.m. at Maui Ocean Center's back gate, located at the beginning of the Ma'alaea Harbor Shops parking lot and next to the aquarium's two-story administrative office building.
Due to strong winds, many areas in Maalaea are a hotspot for litter and other trash. The purpose of Saturday's cleanup is to grab and bag the trash before it reaches the ocean where it may be harmful to the marine environment and animals.
Trash bags, rubber gloves, and grabbers will be provided by Community Work Day. Maui Ocean Center will provide water for volunteers. Participants are encouraged to bring sunscreen and a hat and sunglasses for protection.
Maui Ocean Center organizes a public cleanup every other month, focusing on beaches and areas in Maalaea.
For more information, contact Maui Ocean Center at 344-2533 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rotary club to host dinner
Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at St. Theresa Church's Stawasz Hall, located on the corner of South Kihei Road and Lipoa Street in Kihei.
The dinner will include pasta, meatballs, salad, garlic bread, dessert and soft drinks or water. The dinner will feature entertainment by D.J. "Dr." Love Smith.
Cost is $15 for adults; $7.50 for children ages 7 to 12. Children 6 and younger are free.
Funds raised from this event will be used for the Hale Kau Kau free meals program sponsored by St. Theresa Church and Rotary-sponsored community service projects.
Dinner tickets may be purchased in advance from any Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise member, by calling 280-8372, by emailing email@example.com or online at www.kiheirotary.org/spaghettidinner.cfm. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Murphy will speak about film
A free screening of "Why in the World Are They Spraying" will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Kihei Community Center.
This documentary exposes how the aerosols being sprayed in our skies, together with ionospheric heating, is the prime source of large-scale weather control on this planet, according to a news release.
Producer Michael Murphy will be available for discussion following the screening.
Driving class free for veterans
Kelly Stanley will teach an AARP driver safety class from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at West Maui Senior Center, located at 788 Pauoa St. in Lahaina.
This class is open to all, however it is designed for drivers 50 years and older. The class will focus on common age-related physical changes, how they affect one's driving ability and how to compensate.
Cost is $14; cash or check payment will be collected at the beginning of class.
AARP members receive a $2 discount; card must presented at the class. Some insurance carriers offer discounts to those who complete this class.
Veterans may attend the class free of charge.
Advance registration is required by calling West Maui Senior Center at 661-9432.
Sanctuary founder to speak
Leilani Farm Sanctuary founder Laurelee Blanchard will present a talk titled "Changing the World One Animal at a Time" at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at Kaunoa Senior Center in Paia.
Blanchard will describe the joys and challenges of running Leilani Farm Sanctuary and explain how the sanctuary is working to rescue animals and provide humane education to the community. She will also explain how our food choices affect human health, animals and the environment.
Event will benefit St. Anthony
St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School will host its 20th annual Sponsor a Student, Impact a Life event at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at Grand Wailea Resort's Haleakala Ballroom.
A reception and a silent auction will begin at 5:30 p.m., with dinner and live auction to follow. Music will be provided by the St. Anthony Jazz Ensemble. Aloha attire is requested.
Cost is $100 per person; or $1,500 to sponsor a table for 10. Special room rates at the Grand Wailea are available for attendees.
To purchase tickets or to make a donation, call the school at 244-4190, ext. 228 or visit www.impactalifetime.com.
Public may purchase bricks
South Maui Volunteers are encouraging the public to purchase a personalized brick to be installed at Kamaole Beach Park III. Proceeds will benefit the volunteer organization in its effort to help protect and restore the south coastline dune system.
South Maui Volunteers works under the direction of the county parks and planning departments and the U.H. Sea Grant coastal hazard specialist. Recent accomplishments include removing invasive plant species, planting native dune plants and constructing dune walkovers to prevent erosion while providing convenient access for beach users.
Those who want to purchase a brick as a gift are advised to order by Nov. 21 for Christmas delivery. Miniature clay replicas are available to wrap as a gift.
Purchases are tax-deductible when the check is made payable to the organization's nonprofit sponsor, Tri-isle Resource Conservation & Development. To download an order form, visit www.southmauivolunteers.com.
For more information, call 344-5777.
Alumni group planning reunion
A Lahainaluna High School alumni group will hold a multiclass reunion from June 26 to 29 in Las Vegas. Alumni who graduated in 1963 or earlier are asked to update their contact information by calling 661-6242 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The reunion will be limited to the first 300 people to register.