VW drivers plan Feb. 10 cruise
Volkswagen drivers are invited to join a VW Sunday Cruise on Feb. 10.
Participants will gather in the War Memorial Stadium parking lot in Wailuku at 9 a.m. The cruise will begin at 9:30 a.m.
The tentative route is from Wailuku to the Shops at Wailea parking lot, on to the Piilani Village Shopping Center and finally to Paradise Grill in Kaanapali.
Participants are asked to attend with a full tank of gas, car insurance and driver's license. Food may be packed or purchased at any of the stop locations.
Host Paradise Grill will provide an area to park the VWs and the use of its bar downstairs for food and drinks and to watch a Volkswagen video.
Organizers ask participants to follow all safety rules.
'Musubi Man' coming to Kahului library
The Honolulu Theatre for Youth will present "Musubi Man" at 12:15 p.m. Thursday at Kahului Public Library. Admission is free.
"Musubi Man" is a local version of "Gingerbread Man"; it follows a magical musubi on the adventure of a lifetime, according to a release. "Musubi Man" offers an interactive introduction to literature and was designed specifically for Hawaii libraries' youngest audience.
This 45-minute performance is suitable for ages 3 and older. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
Contact Kahului Public Library as soon as possible if a sign-language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed. The library is located at 90 School St., and the phone number is 873-3097.
Boats and whales topic of presentation
Emmanuelle Martinez, senior research scientist at Pacific Whale Foundation, will present a free slide show and talk Saturday on the foundation's humpback whale research study off the coast of Maui, in pursuit of data that will help boaters navigate safely during the current whale season.
The event will be from 6 to 7 p.m. at the foundation's Discovery Center, on the ocean-facing level of the Ma'alaea Harbor Shops.
The event is part of the Maui Whale Festival. For information call the foundation at 249-8811, ext. 1.
Rotarian to speak about peace forum
Mark Harbison will speak about the Rotary Global Peace Forum that took place in Honolulu Jan. 25-27 during the noon meeting of the Kihei Wailea Rotary Club on Wednesday at Mulligans on the Blue in Wailea.
Harbison, a member of Kihei Wailea Rotary Club, will focus on the new Rotarian Action Group for Peace and Conflict Resolution launched at the Peace Forum.
Interested Rotarians and guests can learn more by visiting www.facebook.com/RotarianActionGroupForPeace.
All are welcome and invited to the meeting. The cost for lunch is $16.
MEO accepting Head Start applications
Maui Economic Opportunity's Head Start is accepting applications for the 2013-14 school year.
Head Start is a federal program that provides early-childhood development services to families meeting federal poverty guidelines and selection criteria.
Children who will be 3 or 4 years old by July 31 are eligible for enrollment.
Parents or legal guardians will be required to bring the child's birth certificate and two forms of documentation of household income (for instance, 2012 W-2 forms or 2012 tax returns, four to six current pay stubs or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families printouts).
Applications must be completed in the office between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, with the exception of all federal and state holidays, at the MEO Family Center located at 99 Mahalani St. in Wailuku. An article published Jan. 27 incorrectly stated that applications may be picked up.
For more information, contact MEO's Early Childhood Services Department at 249-2988.
High school plans graduation meetings
Maui High School will hold two informational meetings for parents/guardians and seniors who plan to participate in graduation commencement May 18.
The meetings are scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday in the school cafeteria and 9 a.m. Saturday in the school cafeteria.
Seniors or parents or guardians who do not attend one of the meetings may not be able to participate in the graduation ceremony.
Topics to be discussed at these meetings will include fourth-quarter expectations and responsibilities of graduating seniors, Chapter 19 violations and student discipline, dress code requirements for the ceremony, song practices, graduation rehearsals and clearance of outstanding obligations.
For further information, contact Ti'a Joaquin at 873-3000.
Black History Month focus of talk
Aydin Adams and Adesina Ogunelese will speak about Black History Month and African Americans in Hawaii at the noon meeting of the Rotary Club of Maui on Thursday at the Class Act Restaurant at University of Hawaii Maui College.
Adams is an actress, poet and playwright. Ogunelese is a historian, lecturer and photographer.
Adams is the author of poetry volumes of poetry, novels and "African Americans in Hawai'i: A Search for Identity."
Ogunelese has presented lectures on black inventors and scientists, black women in jazz and opera, and ancient African queens.
Ogunelese's photographs are on display at the Bailey House Museum for Black History Month.
The cost for the noon lunch is $20. The public is welcome.
Lahainaluna to hold graduation meetings
Lahainaluna High School will be conducting two informational meetings for parents and guardians of students who will be graduating with the Class of 2013.
Attendance at one of the two scheduled meetings is mandatory to participate in the commencement exercises on May 19.
The first meeting will be held at 3 p.m. Feb. 10 and the second is scheduled for 6 p.m. Feb. 13. Both meetings will be held in the Samuel Kamakau Library.
Topics to be covered will include academic requirements for graduation, the required senior contract and commencement ceremony procedures.
Questions or concerns may be directed to Vice Principal JoAnne Dennis or Senior Class Counselor Ilima Greig-Hong at 662-4000 between 7:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
Judges sought for History Day Fair
Historians, educators and history buffs are being sought to serve as judges of student projects at the 2013 Maui District History Day Fair on Feb. 16 on the Baldwin High School campus.
The event will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch will be served for judges.
History Day is a program of the Hawaii Council for the Humanities and is a venue for students to engage in research of primary sources and to interpret these materials on topics ranging from family to world history.
Those interested should contact State Coordinator Jane Murao as soon as possible at 732-5402, ext. 2, or via email at email@example.com. The deadline to sign up is Feb. 12.
Kalama Heights plans several events
Kalama Heights, an independent senior living community in Kihei, invites all members of the community, especially seniors, to several events in February.
Each event is free. Light refreshments will be served.
The events include: Let's Talk Seniors - Heart Health at 7 p.m. Friday; Adventure Travel Club: Italy at 10 a.m. Saturday; and Chocolate Extravaganza at 3 p.m. Feb. 10.
Kalama Heights is located at 101 Kanani Road.
To RSVP or to learn more, call Kalama Heights at 879-1500.
School announces junior prom meetings
King Kekaulike High School juniors who will attend the KKHS Junior Prom must have a parent or guardian attend one of the following mandatory Junior Prom meetings: 6 p.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m. Wednesday or 6 p.m. Thursday.
The meetings will be held in the cafeteria. For more information, call the school at 573-8710.
Friends of NRA plan banquet & auction
The Maui Friends of NRA 5th annual Banquet & Auction will take place at 5 p.m. March 2 at Kamehameha Golf Club in Waikapu.
The event will include an auction, door prizes, limited-edition firearms and art. Tickets are $55 each.
Proceeds from the event, sponsored by Central Guns & Ammo in Kahului, will benefit shooting sports on Maui, firearms education, shooting range development, and Maui Interscholastic League air riflery and youth shooting programs.
For more information, including about ticket purchases and sponsorship opportunities, call Maui Friends of the NRA at 872-2422 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.