Montessori School to host holiday festival
The Montessori School of Maui will open its Makawao campus to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday to host a holiday festival.
"The community is invited to please visit our lovely campus and shop for the holidays in support of the education of our over 240 students," said Head of School Rene Anderson-Vorfeld. "The school's PTO is proud to present this annual event featuring crafts, gifts and more, all made right here on Maui."
Montessori parents and local vendors will come together to share jams and jellies, home-baked items, handmade wreaths, jewelry and other specialty items.
The afternoon will also include a storytelling hour, beginning at 3:15, for children of all ages featuring stories from several different holiday traditions.
Visit www.momi.org for more information. The school is located at 2933 Baldwin Ave.
Dementia behaviors topic of presentation
A free caregiver workshop titled "Understanding Dementia Behaviors" will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Elima Community Hall, 11 Mahaolu St. in Kahului.
Kathleen Couch, caregiver/program coordinator for Maui Adult Day Care Centers, will discuss early-, middle- and late-stage dementia behaviors, tips and techniques for working with dementia and caregiver survival.
Light breakfast items will be provided free for attendees.
Maui Adult Day Care Centers and the Maui County Office on Aging are holding the workshop, which is open to the public.
No reservations are needed. There will be certificates of attendance for professionals.
Day care service can be provided for adults during the workshop by calling in advance to make arrangements.
For more information, call Couch at 871-5804.
Gift drive to benefit children
Baldwin High School is holding a Christmas Gift Drive to benefit children from Ka Hale A Keola Resource Center. Donations, for children ranging from infant to 17 years old, can be dropped off at Baldwin High School, in the main office at 1650 Kaahumanu Ave., in Wailuku between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Items that are donated must be new or in "new" condition. Donations of gift-wrapping paper, gift boxes or ribbons will also be accepted.
Whale watch to raise scholarship funds
Tickets are now on sale for the American Association of University Women's annual fundraiser whale watch, to be held from 4 to 6 p.m. March 3.
The whale watch, which raises money for University of Hawaii Maui College scholarships, is dedicated to Ruth Deichman, an active AAUW member who died Sept. 4. Originally from New York City, Deichman lived on Maui for eight years and helped select candidates for the association's scholarship program. Also, she sold whale watch tickets, started AAUW's needle-work group and participated in the Book Club and Great Decisions groups.
Tickets are $35 and are available from Karen Grafe
at 874-5625 or email@example.com, or from AAUW members. Check-in time for the whale watch is 3:15 p.m. at the Pacific Whale Foundation's store in Maalaea. The cruise features certified naturalists talking about whales, as well as pupu, a cash bar, door prizes, a whale watch guide and a poster.
AAUW offers three scholarships each year to women who have completed two years of post-secondary education and plan to continue at UH-MC.
Donations to honor Deichman and for the scholarship fund are welcome from anyone who cannot participate in the whale watch. Checks are payable to AAUW Maui Branch.
Concert will feature student musicians
The Maui Youth Philharmonic and Sinfonietta, along with the Maui Flute Choir, will present their annual Winter Concert beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Baldwin Auditorium.
The free concert will feature student musicians, ages 9 to 17, on strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion and guest artists Richard Tadaki, Kaila Macalino and Tessie Suyama.
The intermediate-level Sinfonietta Orchestra will perform "The Prince of Denmark's March," and "Rock the Bells."
The Maui Flute Choir will perform Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's "Dance of the Reed Flutes," "Air from the Suite in D" by Johann Sebastian Bach, "Peruvian Dance Suite" and "Take Five."
The Philharmonic Orchestra, comprised of advanced student musicians, will perform "Lustspiel Overture, Op. 73," "The Moldau," "El Relicario," "A Christmas Festival,"
and holiday favorites "Greensleeves" and "The Christmas Song."
Both orchestras will be conducted by Lance H. Jo; the Maui Flute Choir is directed by Peggy Schecter.
BHS Class of '61 plans reunion
The Baldwin High School Class of 1961 will hold a 70th birthday bash in Las Vegas on March 11 to 14.
Events will include group travel from Honolulu on March 10; a March 11 morning slot tournament at Main Street Casino; March 12, morning golf and Talk Story Night at Hennessey's Tavern and March 13, morning Hoover Dam tour and banquet and group photo in the California Hotel Ohana Room.
For more information, call 244-9693 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diabetes support group to meet
Maui Memorial Medical Center will host a Diabetes Education Support Group from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 in the Nutrition Education Classroom.
The topic for this month will be "Incorporating Yoga Breathing to Assist in Blood Sugar Control" with Robin Rousselle.
The group holds monthly meetings for diabetic patients, their families and friends, which are free and open to the public. For more information, call Rose Davis at 442-5773.
BHS Class of '88 get-together planned
A holiday get-together for the H.P. Baldwin High School Class of 1988 will take place at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 20 at Tiffany's Bar & Grill in Wailuku.
Organizers will briefly discuss next year's 25-year class reunion scheduled on Maui on June 28-30, as well as its Las Vegas reunion on Nov. 7-10.
For more information, call 280-1299.