Doris Todd school announces open house
Doris Todd Christian School is hosting an open house for prospective students and families Saturday.
An informational meeting will begin at 9 a.m., and teachers will be available in their classrooms beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Attendees will receive an overview of the school's mission, preschool to middle curriculum and application and financial aid process, as well as information on extracurricular activities including band, sports, Lego robotics, etc.
Refreshments will be provided. Everyone is welcome.
For more information or to make reservations, call the office at 579-9237 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sale to benefit scholarship fund
The Portuguese Association of Maui will hold its annual malassada and bean soup sale to benefit the group's scholarship fund Saturday at Hoaloha Park in Kahului.
Malassadas are traditional Portuguese doughnuts eaten on the Tuesday before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday.
Hot malassadas can be picked up between 9 a.m. and noon at Hoaloha Park. The cost is $5 for seven malassadas. Also available Saturday will be Portuguese bean soup, being sold for $10 per quart. Advance tickets for malassadas and soup may be obtained by calling 877-0123 or 243-0065.
Classes set for Red Cross volunteers
The American Red Cross is recruiting disaster services volunteers in the Central Maui area.
The first step for all new disaster volunteers is to take a series of basic disaster classes, which are provided free of charge. New volunteer candidates must register for and attend the entire series.
All classes will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Red Cross Office, 45 N. Market St., Suite A, in Wailuku.
The new volunteer training series classes and dates are:
* "Disaster Services: An Overview," Tuesday.
* "Shelter Operations," Feb. 14.
* "Shelter Simulation," Feb. 19.
* "Disaster Assessment Basics," Feb. 21.
For more information or to register, go to www.redcross.org/hi/honolulu. For assistance, call the Maui office at 244-0051.
School announces special open house
Emmanuel Lutheran School has scheduled a special open house for Thursday.
The school will host an event for parents with children entering kindergarten in the fall. The open house will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a free spaghetti dinner and follow with an informational meeting and classroom tour from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
People planning to attend are asked to RSVP to the school office at 873-6334.
Health services topic of presentation
Helene Canella, member services director of the Malama Ike Ola Health Center, will be the guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Maui meeting at noon Thursday at Carey and Eddie's Hideaway Restaurant in Kahului.
Canella will discuss the services provided by the health center.
The meeting is open to the public and visitors are welcome. Lunch is $12.
For more information, contact Kathy Anderson at 357-8877.
Persons in Need grant supports seniors
Na Hoaloha - Neighbors Helping Neighbors has been awarded a three-year, $150,000 Persons in Need grant by the Hawaii Community Foundation. This grant is meant to help Maui's frail elderly to "age in place" in their own homes and communities.
Assistance is offered in three areas: friendly visits, transportation and in-home respite.
Friendly volunteers provide companionship for homebound elders and assist them with everyday chores.
Transportation volunteers provide rides to frail elders for medical appointments, shopping and picking up medications.
Respite volunteers provide relief for family caregivers who need a break from taking care of a loved one.
For more information about these services or to become a volunteer, call Na Hoaloha Neighbors Helping Neighbors at 249-2545 or visit www.nahoaloha.org.
Students selected as national delegates
Sophia Janssen and Jacqueline Erdman, both students at Seabury Hall, have been selected to represent Hawaii as national delegates at the 2013 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., from June 23 to 28.
Janssen and Erdman will be among 250 students from across the country to participate in a weeklong study of leadership in environmental science and conservation.
They were chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in leadership in the sciences and conservation studies.
George Mason University is hosting the summit along with partners National Geographic and the National Zoo.