Christmas-theme boutique in Kula
St. John's Episcopal Church will hold its annual "Kula Christmas Boutique" from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church at 8992 Kula Highway, across from Keokea Park.
There will be an assortment of handmade craft items, gifts and other Christmas-themed items. Food, coffee and tea will be sold.
Susanna Crow is one of many 9th Life Hawaii volunteers.
The event is open to the public. For more information, call 878-1485.
Rotary Foundation topic of talk today
Rotary International Foundation Chairman Bill Hymen will speak at the Kihei/Wailea Rotary lunch at noon today at Mulligans on the Blue in Wailea. Hymen will give an overview of Rotary's operations, finances and programs. The public is invited to attend. Cost for lunch is $16.
Makawao Hongwanji plans country store
The Makawao Hongwanji Winter Garage Sale & Country Store will take place from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Makawao Hongwanji Mission, 1074 Makawao Ave. in Makawao.
Shoppers will find more than 3,000 square feet of baskets, craft supplies, clothing, books and household goods, as well as baked goods, jams, jellies, Christmas gift baskets and more.
Friends of the Library to have book sale
Maui Friends of the Library is having a holiday book sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday at Whole Foods Market in Kahului.
The sale will feature fiction, nonfiction, children's and holiday books. All proceeds will be used to purchase equipment and materials for Maui public libraries. More information is available at www.mauifriendsofthelibrary.org.
Seabury headmaster will speak to Rotary
Seabury Hall Headmaster Joseph Schmidt will speak on education in America at the Rotary Club of Upcountry Maui meeting at 8 a.m. Friday at Casanova's Italian Restaurant & Deli in Makawao. Club members welcome the public and alumnae of Seabury Hall to attend. Cost for breakfast is $13.
Church plans garage sale in Kahului
Maui First Korean Baptist Church is having a garage sale from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at 595 Lono Ave. in Kahului, across from the Maui High School parking lot.
Blake to compare popular diets
"Comparing Popular Diets," a talk and slide show by Steve Blake, will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 6 at the Temple of Peace Haiku.
Blake is a doctor of holistic health and author of "Healing Medicine" and the "Diet Doctor." Participants will learn how nutrition changes as one moves away from a standard American diet.
Sample diets will be displayed from the Atkin's diet to the Paleo diet, to a raw food diet. The connection between disease and diets will be explored. The suggested donation for the talk is $20.
9th Life Hawaii reaches milestone
Ninth Life Hawaii surpassed the 5,000 mark for the number of cats it has sterilized during its recent feline spay/neuter clinic on Nov. 11.
The number of cats sterilized by 9th Life Hawaii to date is 5,021. The organization said it reached the milestone with the ongoing support of 30 to 40 clinic volunteers, and services of veterinarians Tom Chlebecek, Celina Hatt, Roger Kehler, Lisa Lebreque and Ann Strieby and the colony caretakers and cat owners who understand the importance of sterilizing their cats to humanely limit the cat population.
The organization sterilized 108 cats at its Nov. 11 clinic and will start the new year with a multiday clinic in January. The group hopes to hold clinics monthly in 2013.
For more information, call 573-3365 or send email to email@example.com.