Veteran to share battles with PTSD
Stu Nicholls, a Vietnam War combat-infantry veteran and author of "Thunder Road: The Journey Home," will be the guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Maui meeting at noon Thursday at Cary & Eddie's Hideaway Restaurant.
Nicholls will discuss his own battles with post-traumatic stress disorder and how returning veterans from the current wars should be treated and helped.
The meeting is open to the public and visitors are welcome. Lunch is $12.
For more information, contact Kathy Anderson at 357-8877.
Community planning topic of meeting
The fifth public meeting of the community planning process for the Lahaina harborfront will take place from from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Pioneer Inn.
The meeting, led by transportation planner Alan Fujimori, will focus on ways to alleviate the congestion, traffic impacts and inadequate pedestrian access in the area.
The Lahaina harborfront area is bounded by Market Street to the north, King Kamehameha III School to the south, and Front Street to the east.
The public is welcome to attend, and refreshments will be served.
This series of meetings, titled IMAGINE, is a nine-month project to develop a community vision and interpretive plan for the Lahaina harborfront area.
IMAGINE is coordinated by Lahaina Restoration Foundation and supported by the County of Maui Planning Department.
For more information, call Lahaina Restoration Foundation at 661-3262 or visit www.lahainarestoration.org.
PFLAG-Maui to meet in Kihei on Tuesday
The newest chapter of PFLAG-Maui (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Trinity by the Sea Episcopal Church's Parish Hall, located at 100 Kulanihakoi St., Kihei.
PFLAG's purpose is education, advocacy and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people of all ages.
PFLAG-Maui was chartered in 2012 and has been meeting monthly in Lahaina, but seeks to serve the entire island of Maui. All are welcome to attend. Email PFLAGMaui@gmail.com or visit on Facebook for more information about the new chapter.
Halau will host beer and wine garden
Partial proceeds from the sale of spirits at Wailuku First Friday Beer & Wine Garden will benefit halau Na Hanona Kulike 'O Pi'ilani - under the direction of co-kumu hula Sissy Lake Farm and Kapono'ai Molitau.
The event will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at 59 N. Market St., across from the Iao Theater. The halau will host the beer garden through July 5.
Beverages are $5 a cup, with selections including Stella Artois and Shock Top beers, and Kendall-Jackson's Avant chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and pinot noir wines.
The sale will also benefit the halau's 10th-anniversary ho'ike, or show, on July 13 at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens.
In addition, Ben Seng Au's Shaolin Arts Society will help usher in the Chinese New Year with a dragon dance at 6:30 p.m. Friday fronting First Hawaiian Bank.
For more information, see Wailuku First Friday on Facebook or go to mauifridays.com/wailuku.
Philosophy club asks 'What is Soul?'
"What is Soul?" will be the topic of the Seabury Hall Philosophy Club's "First Wednesday" presentation at 7 p.m. Mar. 6.
A panel of philosophers, religious leaders and scientists will discuss the existence of the soul from a philosophical, scientific and biblical point of view.
The event will take place in Seabury Hall's creative arts center on the school campus at 480 Olinda Road in Makawao.
Attendance is free.
Whales to be topic of presentation
NOAA representatives Bo Petty and Ed Lyman will be the guest speakers at the noon meeting of Rotary Club of Lahaina on Thursday.
They will be speaking on the whales and their migration to Maui.
The meeting be at the Royal Ocean Terrace restaurant in the Royal Lahaiana Resort. The meeting is open to the public and lunch can be bought off the menu.
For more information, call President Liz May at 721-5909.
'Brave' will be feature at movie night
Montessori Hale O Keiki School in Kihei invites the community to attend a free family movie night at 6 p.m. Friday on the lawn at Hotel Wailea.
The feature film will be "Brave."
Organic pizza, salads, drinks, popcorn and glow fun will be sold to raise money for the school's tuition aid program.
Please bring beach chairs and blankets. No coolers allowed.
For more information, visit www.mhok.org or call 874-7441.
Emmanuel Lutheran plans open houses
Emmanuel Lutheran School, which offers kindergarten through grade eight, will have open houses for parents interested in enrolling their children at the school.
The entire staff will be present to talk with parents from 1 to 2 p.m. Feb. 9, and classrooms will be open for tours from 2 to 3 p.m.
There will be two "drop-in" open houses during on school days when parents may stop by for a 10 to15 minute visit in the classrooms of their choice. These are scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 13 and 22.
Finally, there will be a middle school open house for parents specifically interested in grades 6 to 8 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb 19.
For more information, call 873-6334.
Guided whale watch hikes planned
Pacific Whale Foundation will host free guided whale watch hikes Feb. 7 and 9.
The Feb. 7 hike will be along Keoneoio Bay near La Perouse. The Feb. 9 hike will be 5.5 miles along the Lahaina Pali Trail.
Participants must be at least 16 years old and fit and experienced hikers, according to a news release.
There will be free transportation from the Pacific Whale Foundation's Ocean Store in Maalaea to and from the trail head.
Both hikes are limited to 13 participants each. The hikes will be in the morning.
To obtain more information about times and to make the required reservations call Pacific Whale Foundation at 249-8811, ext. 1.
* This article contains a correction from the original published on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. The Seabury Hall Philosophy Club's "First Wednesday" presentation titled "What is Soul?" has been rescheduled to March 6. A local brief on Page C1 on Jan. 30 listed a different date.